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'Entry Book: September 1661', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 281-289. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80035 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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September 1661

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Sept.3Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Watkins of a piece of ground lying on both sides the common sewer near St. James's Park wall in Westminster, said Watkins being to arch over the said sewer at his proper costs and charge.Ibid, VII. pp. 33–4, 55.
Prefixing, &c.:—Auditor's particular of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal thereof and entry of demise.
Sept. 3Money warrant for 11,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy by tallies on the Excise.Early Entry Book XIV p. 231.
Sept. 5Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Richard Rothwell, of Ewerby and Stapleford, co. Lincoln.Ibid, p. 229.
Sept. 6Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of a small parcel of bone lace shipped by Thomas Williamson, a trader to the Barbados.Ibid, IX. p. 86.
Lord Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Pye to strictly observe the King's command that all the benevolence money payable from Sussex, Essex and Surrey be appropriated to the use of the Royal Household.Ibid, XIV. p. 230.
Same to the respective Receivers of the said benevolence money or free and voluntary present in the said three counties to hasten the payments thereof into the Exchequer by the speediest possible means "or in case Mr. Cofferer [of the Household] make any assignments upon you for any part thereof to make payment of such moneys as shall then remain in your hands ... and I pray you to scruple at nothing herein."Ibid.
Sept. 7Same to Henry Lord Herbert and four others, named, Deputy Lieutenants of co. Wilts. "In answer to your last intimating the numerous meeting and concourse of phanatiques and ill-affected persons, and praying my directions how to governe your selfes therein I assure you when I consider how irrationall and contumacious a kind of people these are glorying in their punishments under the name of sufferings and supporting one another in prisons. which they soe clogge that they seeme to impose a necessity of releasing them, I can advise you noe way better than to clapp up some few of the heads and ringleaders of them ... For the rabble you may use your owne prudence in disturbing their meetings or making them unquiet and uneasy."Ibid, VII. p. 35.
Sept. 9Same to the Customs Commissioners ordering them to observe an order made by the King in Council on the 8th inst. that for discharge of the ship "Plymouth," which otherwise would be of great charge to His Majesty, the Customs of the two merchant ships called the "Hector" and the "Agreement," now in London port, and of two more now coming up called the "Lewis" and the "Sampson" should be appropriated to the pay of the said ship "Plymouth."Ibid, IX. p. 85.
Same to Sir George Carteret, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. "You know the course of the Exchequer calls yow as Treasurer of the Navie yearly to an accompt, and process is to issue out of the Exchequer accordingly. Now this yeares accompt I know is very much involved by reason of your receipts of those moneys which you have had paid unto you by order from the Commissioners of Parliament for the time before the charge [of the Navy] laye upon the King. I very seriously and earnestly desire you that you will conferr with them, that you will separate the one charge from the other and that you will address your selfe to the Auditors and perfect the last yeres accompt as it concernes the King's Majesty onely, to the end it may be in a readines both for His Majesties satisfaccon and your owne security; and that at the next session of Parliament as it is likely to be make use of soe it may be found prepared."Ibid, VII. pp. 37–8.
[?Sept 9]Treasurer Southampton to the Auditors [of Crown revenues]. "Because it is supposed great improvements may be made of His Majesties lands which are yet in lease ... and that the members of the House in Parliament may be acquainted with what lands are in lease and soe give His Majesty their judgment upon the same upon their returne." therefore requires them to send him forthwith a memorial of such lands, their rent, and term in being, and of parks, forests, or chaces not at present leased.Early Entry Book VII. p. 38.
Sept. 10Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Edward Duke of Benhall. Suffolk.Ibid, XIV. p. 233.
Sept. 11Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners. Sir G. Carteret has been with me this morning concerning the necessity of paying off the sums appointed to be paid out of the Customs on the four ships from Brazil. Prays them to advance this money and lose no time.Ibid, VII. p. 42
Prefixing:—The items of the said sums so appointed. (Total, 7,462l.)
Warrant from same to the Attorney General for preparation of a bill for a grant of the farm of Widcombe, in the parish of Chewton, co. Somerset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, to Joanna Tomlinson, of Bristol, widow, in consideration of her sufferings.Ibid. pp. 39, 42–4.
Prefixing:—Royal sign manual for same of date August 24, particular of the premises and ratal by the Surveyor General of Lands.
Same to same for same of the manor of Eckington, co. Derby, to John Freohville, being part of the possessions of Leonard Dacre, attainted of high treason.Ibid, pp. 44–6.
Prefixing:—Particular and ratal, ut supra.
Treasurer Southampton [to the Earl of Bath, Warden of the the Stannaries] conveying the King's pleasure that he will take no advantage of the proviso in the lease of the coinage duty to Christopher Bellott and Samuell Ennys, whereby they are obliged from June 24 next to stamp the tin in the coinage halls heretofore used for the coinage of tin and not at the blowing houses, that it may be duly weighed and tried according to the custom of the Stannaries: it being impossible at the present. moment to observe the said proviso in respect the halls are not in a readiness, which cannot be until the same be settled in the next convocation.Ibid, p. 46.
Same to Sir Joseph Seymour, Auditor of co. Laneaster. and William Chislett, his deputy, to pursue a Privy Seal set out in full and dated July 31 last, for the Auditor of co. Lanc. to call to account John Barker and William Dawges, receivers and sequestrators in said county under the late usurpers, who have 1,000l. now remaining in their hands: and to pay the said 1,000l. as royal bounty to Sarah Keynes in consideration of her services and sufferings.Ibid, p. 47–9.
Sept. 11Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Pye to observe the King's command that all the receipts from the benevolence or free and voluntary present that shall be paid in by the Receivers thereof for Kent and Devon should be appropriated to the use of the Royal Household.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 232.
Same to Henry Risley of Rochester, receiver of the said free and voluntary present in the county of Kent, to hasten the payment of same into the Exchequer by the speediest means, same being designed for the use of the Royal Household: or to make payment of any assignments made upon him by the Cofferer of the Household.Ibid.
The like to Tho. Chudleigh, Jo. Norman and Isaack Mardetts, Receivers of same for co. Devon.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir William Wheler of Westminster.Ibid, p. 233.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Pye to observe the King's command that all the benevolence [free and voluntary present] money from the counties of Wilts and Southampton be appropriated to the use of the garrison of Portsmouth.Ibid.
Same to the Receivers of said benevolence money for said counties to hasten the payments thereof into the Exchequer, or to honour any assignments made upon them by the Governor of Portsmouth garrison.Ibid.
Money warrant for the following sums (by tallies on the Customs) to Sir John Shaw and Edward Backwell, Treasurers and Paymasters of Dunkirk for the charge of said garrison, viz., 1,500l. for clothes and boots for 300 troopers. at the rate of 5l. a man; 15,000l. for new works there, 200l. for coarse sacking and 3,000l. for arrears of such officers as shall be thought fit to be put off, that is in all 19,700l.Ibid, p. 234.
Same for 3,500l. to Sir John Shaw as imprest for one month's pay of the Irish regiment now at Mardyke.Ibid, p. 235.
Same for 9,415l. 19s. 8d. to Stephen Fox, Paymaster of the new raised forces. for one month's pay of the said forces, July 18 to August 10 last.Ibid.
Same for 5,000l. to John Baines (Baynes) Receiver General and Paymaster of the forces in Scotland, as imprest for the present supply of said forces.Ibid.
Same (dormant) for 50l. per an. each to Sir Richard Browne as one of the clerks of the Privy Council, and to Sir Edward Walker as one other same.Ibid, p. 236.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Pye to strike tallies on the Excise for 10,000l. in further part of the order for 25,000l. for the Royal Household.Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of 52 pieces of Bengals shipped from India to Samuel Baker, but seized in London port.Ibid, IX. p. 86.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a bill to authorise the Lord Treasurer to pay to Joseph Batailhe of London, merchant, 445l. for the past year, and 525l. every Xmas for and in respect of French or Rhenish wines, being equal to 250 tuns of same allowed as an additional proportion to furnish ambassadors, noblemen, councillors, officers of state and other gentlemen of eminent quality and service: being and addition to the 3,150l. similarly allowed to the Lords of the Privy Council and divers others noblemen and gentlemen of the realm, as equivalent to the impost of 1,500 tuns of the said wines granted by the late King and renewed by the present King 1660–1, Jan. 19, by indenture under the Great Seal, in which indenture the said Batailhe was mentioned as Clerk or Paymaster of the said allowances during his life (Treasurer Southampton's warrant hereon, dated 1661, Sept. 30).Ibid, pp. 88–9, 97–8.
Sept. 12Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to pay to Samuel Dale a quarter's salary to Sept. 29, inst., as Comptroller of Customs in Bristol port.Early Entry Book IX. p. 87.
Same from same to Sir Robert Pye to strike tallies on the Customs for 10,462l. in part of the warrant of March 15 last for 25,000l. to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy, being itself part of the 135,000l. for victuals, &c. for the summer Guard.Ibid, XIV. p. 237.
Money warrant (dormant) for the annuity or yearly pension of 500l. to Clara Bernard [Berner], Countess of Brentford, as by the letters patent of Oct. 25 last.Ibid, p. 238.
Sept. 13Treasurer Southampton to Sir Orlando Bridgman, Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas and any other of the Judges in town and the Attorney and Solicitor General, concerning the estate of Sir Henry Vane, the Lady Vane having represented same to be stayed and detained in the hands of the tenants upon a warrant of Major Norton, Receiver of the King's revenue in the bishopric of Durham and some other northern counties.Ibid, VII. p 49.
Sept. 14Warrant from Treasurer Southampton for tallies on divers Receivers, named, of the free and voluntary present, for 1,500l. part of the 14, 382l. 9s. 6d. warranted to Mr. Fox, Paymaster of the Guards.Ibid, XIV. p. 238
Money warrant for 17,437l. 6s. 8d. to Sir John Shaw and Edward Backwell, Receivers, Treasurers, Exchangers and Paymasters of Dunkirk for two months pay to the 23rd inst., according to the establishment of the garrison of Dunkirk as lately augmented, being four regiments of foot of 4,400 men and six troops of horse of 300 troopers.Ibid, pp. 239–40.
Same for 180l. to John Bashpoole, Surveyor of the King's Mews, being imprest for rebuilding the house of Nicholas Armourer situate in the Mews.Ibid, p. 240.
Sept. 16Commission [by Lord Treasurer Southampton] to John Ball of Yateley, as Captain of Militia of the out hundred of Crondall, co. Southants; George Solme as Lieut; and William Coish as Ensign.Ibid, I. p. 211.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Alderman Meynell, Sheriff of London, "Whereas there are two Privy Seales, the one for 10,351l. 14s. 0d. to Sir George Carterett for the freight of shipping, &c. to Tangier, the other for 7,346l. for provisions of the Ordnance, &c. to that place," of which sums said Meynell has agreed to advance 8,000l. in ready money "at our speciall instance and request ... in consideration whereof we by His Majestie's command doe hereby assure the said Francis Meynell that by and out of the moneys or bullion which is now to be returned from Portugall we will repay the same to him or his assignes with consideration for the service; or if the said Francis Meynell at any time before the said returne shall desire repayment of the same out of the Custom, Excise or any other branch of the King's revenew, we will strike tallies thereupon: His Majesty having very expressly comanded us both in this sume of 8,000l. and those other the said Alderman hath lately advanc't, to have a particular care of his satisfaccon and repayment, who hath done soe good and seasonable services."Ibid, VII.p. 83
Sept 16Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to [the Lord Mayor of London] concerning the voluntary present, the subscriptions to which have been so few and so small. As it is a voluntary present whatever it yields will be well accepted. Recommends him to propose to the Common Council that the present subscriptions may be returned to Mr. Morice and Mr. Clayton, who have been appointed by the King Receivers of that duty; that so the moneys may be brought in and made useful to His Majesty's occasions. "As soone as my indisposicon shalbe worne off I meane in grace of God with some of my Lords of the Councell to come up amongst you to stirr up those that have not yet declared themselves." 'Are despatching Mr. Fox to propose to the city means of making serviceable that which has been already promised.Early Entry Book VII. p. 51.
Treasurer Southampton to William Oglethorpe and Thomas Plumer appointing them to receive from Richard Groves 6,000l. or upwards remaining in the hands of John Groves and others, being moneys raised for public use inthe late times of usurpation and now vested in the King [being money discovered by William Oglethorpe].Ibid p. 77.
Sept. 17Same to the Mayor of Bristol complaining that in Bristol there is so little regard had to promoting the King's Revenue that not only frauds in the Customs and Excise have been more frequently used than elsewhere. but also that when the frauds have been detected the officers have received no countenance or assistance from the magistrates. Recommends to their serious consideration some late miscarriages about goods from Lyme and the tumults occasioned by same wherein the officers were much abused. Requests them to arrest the delinquents.Ibid. IX pp 102–3; VII. p. 52.
Same to Mr. Fitzberbert concerning the same matter and ordering him to take the duties on the goods from Lyme.Ibid, IX. p. 103; VII. p. 52.
Sept. 19Money warrant for 500l. to the Paymaster of the Works for some particular service in repair of the House of Lords.Ibid, XIV. p. 240
Commission from Lord Treasurer Southampton to Nathl. Hyde as an Ensign to Sir Andrew Henley in the Hampshire militia; White Tichborne as Capt.; Richard Young Lieut.; William Godson Ensign.Ibid, I. p. 211.
Sept. 20Treasurer Southampton to the Receiver of the free and voluntary present for the county of Bedford, to hasten the payments from same into the Exchequer by the speediest means.Ibid, XIV. p. 232.
Sept. 21Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Earl of Middleton to transport for Scotland a certain parcel of plate for his own use.Early Entry Book IX. p. 90.
Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of strong waters and malt shipped by John Price in the ship "Charles," on which he was bound for Archangel.Ibid, p. 92.
Money warrant for 3,800l. to Henry Earl of Peterborough, Governor of Tangier, being imprest for his own pay and also for raising 100 horse and 1,500 foot for His Majesty's service in the town of Tangier.Ibid, XIV. p. 241.
Same for 17,872l. 10s. 8d. to same for providing a magazine for men and horse in Tangier and 135l. 6s. 8d. to same for four months' pay for 20 drums. three gunners gunners mates.Ibid.
Same (dormant) for the annuity or yearly pension of 200l. to Dorothy Byron, widow of Gilbert Byron, as by letters patent of May 24 last.Ibid, p. 242.
Money warrant for 500l. to George Duke. Secretary to the Council of Trade.Ibid, pp. 243–3.
Privy Seal for 2,080l. to Sir William Boreel, some time Ambassador from the States General of the United Provinces to the French King, being principal money lent to Charles I. as appears by a writing bearing date at the Palace Royal 1653. July 20, signed by Charles II. and the present Chancellor of England: together with interest.Ibid, pp. 243–4.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Auditor Brinley or Mr. Spackman his deputy for a particular of the office of forester or sole keeper of the forest of Teesdale, co. Durham.Ibid, VII. p. 53
Same from same to Henry Aldrich and Thomas Hanslopp to repair to the house of Richard Rogers living in London. and to demand from him, and thereupon to deliver to John Lord Berkeley, divers books of accounts and other writings, now in his custody. which concern the receipt and payment of several sums of money by divers persons under the late usurped powers by colour of several pretended orders, ordinances and acts made by the said usurpers; whereby it will appear that there are several great sums of money unacounted for in the hands of the persons who received them and not pardoned by the Act of Oblivion.Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Paulden of a piece of waste and sandy ground near Holy Island, co. Northumberland.Ibid, pp.54–5.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat of the premises; and ratal.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Lands for a constat of certain parcels of land, detailed, discovered and petitioned for by Walter Gallopher, viz.: New Park or New Ground in New Windsor, decayed tenements in Highgate and in Crooked Lane, London, and a small cottage in Islington.Ibid,pp. 55 6
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor General's report on said Gallopher's petitin for same.
Same from same to the Attorney General for preparation of a bill for a grant to the ladies Elizabeth, Mary and Martha Cary, daughters of Henry late Earl of Monmouth, lately deceased, of the manor of Rudfen, in the parish of Kenilworth ("Killingworth"), co. Warwick.Ibid, pp 57–62.
Prefixing, &c.:—Surveyor General's report on the Auditor's particular of the premises, and further memorandum there-upon: and Surveyor General's constat of the premises.
[?Sept.21]Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal of the confraternity of Yeaveley ("Iveley"), co. Chester (Derby), part of the possessions of the late hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.Early Entry Book VII. p. 57.
Sept. 25Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners ordering them to observe the King's command that Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia, be gratified with a bill of store for 60 hogsheads of tobacco, which he has imported on his own account.Ibid, IX. p. 92.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General to remit the fines amounting to 2,673l. in Mr. Fox's patent for lease of the three farms called South Farm, Court Farm and Church Farm, in East Meon, co. Southampton, ut supra, p. 279, under date 1661, August 19.Ibid, VII. pp. 64, 66–7.
Appending:—Royal sign manual dated Sept. 23, for the like purpose.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to Arthur Bainbridge (Bambridge) of the offices of forester of two separate medieties of Teesdale Forest, and forester of the said forest of Teesdale.Ibid, pp. 65–6.
Prefixing:—Particular of the said three offices certified out by Nicholas Spackman, deputy auditor.
Same from same to Sir Joseph Seymour or William Chislett, his deputy, to appoint their audit and take the accounts of Sir Henry Vernon for the year past as receiver general of the King's revenues in the counties of Worcester, Hereford, Salop and Stafford. he surrendering said office and declining to give security beyond this year.Ibid, p. 67.
Sept. 27Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Harrison Kymer for a grant of the forfeiture of Joseph Ring, who detained petitioner's land by a forged deed.Ibid, p. 68.
Prefixing:—Note of said petition.
Same to same from same on the petition from the gold and silver wire drawers of July 12 last, ut supra, p. 151.Ibid, pp.68–71.
Prefixing:—The Attorney General's report, dated Sept. 25, on said petition.
Followed by:—"The particulers of the powers which the refiners and gold wire drawers of London desire to have by an incorporacon."
[?]Same to same from same on the petition, prefixed in abstract, from Sir Gilbert Gerard, one of the Lieutenante of the King's troop of Guards, and Elizabeth Gerard, his sister, concerning the proportion of Kingwood chace assigned to their father, Col. Ratcliff Gerard.Ibid, p. 71.
Sept. 30Treasurer Southampton to the principal officers and commissioners of the Navy desiring them to appoint some person or ship carpenter experienced in timber to take part in the commission which is at present awarding for viewing the forest of Dean, and particularly for viewing what timber may be fit to be reserved there for the Navy.Ibid, p. 72; XI. p. 51.
Sept.30Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners made on the petition of William Fownes. of London, merchant, for discharge of the seizure of the ship "Mary." of London, William Miller master, arrived lately at Weymouth from Norway with deals: the said ship being owned by John and Charles Bancks and Richard Twyford, English merchants, now resident at Hamburg; none of which said English owners are in England to make the oath of their propriety as is directed by the Navigation Act.Early Entry Book IX. pp. 93–4.
Letters patent by same constituting John Taylor, gent, a waiter in the Custom House at Bristol, on the surrender of Morgan Jones, gent.Ibid, pp. 94–5.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of a small parcel of bezoar stones imported by William Curtis, late master of the ship "Mayflower," which was cast away in the Indies.Ibid, pp. 95–6.
Same from same to same to admit John Young, merchant, to make an entry of train oils consigned to him about October last by John Austin, his correspondent at Rotterdam "before the publication of the Navigation Act, or at least before he could take notice of the contents thereof."Ibid, pp. 96–7.
Same from same to same to pay to John Martyn, searcher in Plymouth port, his fee of 30l. per an. from 1660, Sept. 29.Ibid, p. 97.
Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of stuffs, stockings, &c., shipped at Yarmouth for Holland by John Blackhead, an inhabitant of Norwich, seized for short entry.Ibid, pp. 98–9.
Same from same to same for same of beaver skins imported by William Newberry, seized under the Navigation Act.Ibid, p. 99.
Same from same to same to pass the baggage of Signor Pietro Mocenigo, Ambassador from Venice, lately arrived in London port in the frigate "Plymouth."Ibid.
Same from same to same to pay 10l. per an. to John and George Dawson as searcher of Sandwich port.Ibid, p. 100.
Letters patent by same constituting Thomas Phillips a waiter in London port on the surrender of Charles Pittfield.Ibid.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of malt shipped on the ship "Susan," bound for Virginia, by Sir Henry Chichesley, Col. Richard Lee, and others, same being intended for the use of said Plantation, as can be attested by Sir William Barkeley, Governor thereof: it having been a continual custom to permit the shipping of malt to said Plantation for use thereof.Ibid, p. 104.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Robert Howard as imprest for particulars to be accounted for in the Office of the Works.Ibid, XIV. p. 244.
Same for 200l. to Thomas Rosse without accomptIbid.
Same for 517l. 19s. 0d. to Arthur Hewett as imprest for repairing the King's two stables at Reading and other buildings and repairs there detailed.Ibid, III. p. 23.
Sept.—?Same for 1,864l. 12s. 9d. to Hugh May, Paymaster of the Works. in full of works and repairs at the Tower, Whitehall, St. James's, Westminster, Somerset House, and Hampton Court, in November, December, and January last.Ibid, XIV. p. 248.