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'Entry Book: February 1662', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 357-371. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80052 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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February 1662

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Feb 1Circular letter from Treasurer Southampton to the sheriffs. "His Majesty having thought fitt to appoint the sheriffs receivers general of the assessment of the 1,260,000l. reflecting upon the usefullness and service of Mr. Sheriffe Meynell did designe him singly for that service and thereupon I directed my letter to him accordingly; and soe your Lordship and the rest are prayed to understand it. And indeed he being now to advance much of that money he is to receive [I] thinke it very necessary the grand collector be such a person as he may recommend unto you." Therefore recommends them to gratify Meynell herein.Ibid, III. p. 115.
Royal sign manual to Treasurer Southampton to assign or contract with the East India Company for the Portuguese [Infanta's dowry] money to the equivalent of 10,800l., being for Daniel O'Neile's contract with them for saltpetre: and in case neither of these ways take effect then to allow to the said Company the said sum out of the first Customs inwards and outwards due from the said Company.Ibid, p. 117.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the stop on the "Dolphin" frigate, which carries 1,500l. for the service of the garrison of Jersey.Ibid, X. p. 33.
Feb. 2Treasurer Southampton to the Receivers of the Voluntary Present in South Wales to hasten the payment thereof into the Receipt or to honour any assignments made thereon by the Earl of Carbery for the payment of the Justices and officers of the Court of Wales and Marohes and for repairing the Castle of Ludlow and other extras: all after the 6,000l. ordered to Sir John Denham.Ibid, III. p. 168
The like for the Receivers of the same in North Wales and Anglesea.Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt to observe the above and to see that none of the abovesaid remains of the Voluntary Present for Wales be diverted from the Earl of Carbery, Lord President of the Council in the Marches of Wales, and from the purposes as above.Ibid.
Feb. 3Money warrant for 2,888l. 4s. 0d. to Sir John Shaw, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Forces in Flanders, for the payment of the Irish regiment of foot under the command of Lord Taaffe, at Mardike, for three months and according to the muster which is to be passed there by order of Lord Rutherford, Governor of the town and garrison of Dunkirk.Early Entry Book III. p. 110.
Same for 20,000l. to Sir George Carteret, in part of the 135,000l. for the Navy, as by the letters patent of March 12 last for victuals, wages, and sea stores for the 6,000 men for the ships appointed for the last summer's guard.Ibid, p. 111
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton for tallies to be struck from time to time on fines and forfeitures of uncustomed goods to a total of 2,000l. as payable to Ann Gartrude le Grand, daughter of Sir Charles le Grand, as by the Privy Seal of the 20th ult.Ibid.
Same from same to same for tallies to be struck on the accounts of the Excise for the following sums paid by the Excise in pursuance of the Treasurer's warrant of March 12 last, viz.: to Sir Francis Cobb (assignee of John Lord Belasyse and Sir Jordan Crosland, Governors of the garrisons of Hull and Scarborough) 1,535l. 16s. 0d. for Hull garrison, 1660–1, March 23, to 1661, May 18; 262l. 5s. 4d. for Scarborough garrison for same time: and both sums again for the same garrisons for 1661, Sept. 7 to Nov. 2.Ibid, p. 112.
Treasurer Southampton to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. "I pray you let the Auditor attend you with these accounts that when you have examined them wee may joyntly signe them."Ibid, p. 113.
Prefixing:—A list of several accounts depending before Auditor Wood (one of the Auditors of Imprests) ready to be declared, viz.: Wardens of the Mint, 1640 and 1641, and part of 1642; Workers of the Mint, 1641, 1643; collectors of the 3d. in the £ payable by strangers in London for 1641; collectors of the Northern impositions for 1640 and 1641; collector of the pretermitted customs in Hull, 1640 and 1641; Customs Commissioners for 1658; Treasurers at Wars, 1653, 1657 and 1658; Treasurer of the Navy, 1657; collector of the pretermitted customs in London, 1641.
Money warrant, dormant, for 41l. 6s. 10d. per an. to Sir William Wylde as a Sergeant at Law, as by letters patent of 1660, Nov. 10.Ibid, p. 114.
Lord Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Customs Commissioners. "Wee have considered the great disadvantages and disrepute that redounds to His Majesty's affaires through the non payment of tallies, that are struck upon the receipts of the Customs, in their order, finding the method now used of serving one before another and the furnishing everyone with somewhat and entirely not despatching others, is generally complained of, and that men would wait with more patience to bee dispatcht entirely in course than thus to attend upon uncertainties," therefore direct that henceforth payment be made of all those tallies already struck, and that shall be struck, in course and according to the date of the tallies except in the case of particular directions to the contrary being given by the Lord Treasurer.Ibid.
Money warrant, dormant, for 44l. per an. to Thomas Collins as one of the Falconers in ordinary, loco William Collins, his father, deceased.Ibid, p. 119.
Feb. 3Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to permit John Bence, John Parker et al., English merchants trading to Portugal, to pay only English Customs according to the Book of Rates on sugars imported from Brazil in the "Sampson," of Bergen, Hans Krogher master: on which double aliens' or aliens' duties are demanded.Early Entry Book X. p. 36.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the officers of the Mint. "Wee have great reason to charge you with a neglect of your duty in having direccons from us (and by your owne advise or knowledge of the nature of the warrant) to make a nest of weights for Scotland as those of England (they having the same standard pieces as are made for this kingdome) that you have made the weights lighter than those of England: which if it had slipt our consideracon required your attendance upon us and informacon how prejudiciall it might prove to this kingdome. And therefore wee require you to send us back our warrant and not to deliver any weights but such as are of the same prize with the English."Ibid, VII. p. 208.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on Sir Henry Carey's petition ut supra, p. 178. Advises a grant to petitioner of 1,000l. out of the particulars below.Ibid, pp. 209–10
Prefixing:—Sir Edmund Sawyer's report of the 16th ult. to Treasurer Southampton on said petition: the said report setting out in detail the sums on which Exchequer process is issued against William Hickman and William Turner and others as collectors, &c., of several contributions and assessments in the county of Hertford set out in full: the said Hickman having been in addition Treasurer to the Committee of said county, Treasurer for sequestrations in said county, &c., &c.
[?]Same to same from same on Major General Morgan's petition. In 1649 and 1650 said Morgan purchased with his own and his regiment's debentures His Majesty's Parks called Hanbury Park, Little Park and [the ruined castle and banks of] Tutbury, co. Stafford: all which were claimed by petitioner at the Restoration according to the King's order in that behalf. Advises a lease of the two parks to petitioner for 31 years.Ibid, pp. 211–2.
Appending:—Report, dated 1661, Aug. 17. from the Surveyor General of Lands to Treasurer Southampton on said petition.
Same to same from same on the petition of Frances Long (widow of Lislebone Long) and William (brother to same) and George Long (son to same), concerning the inheritance of the manor of Stratton super Fosse, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid, pp. 214–6.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's report and certificate as to same.
Same from same to same on the petition ut supra, p. 324, from Sir Charles Berkeley, then Comptroller, now Treasurer of the Royal Household, for grant of a tenement in the same manor of Stratton super Fosse.Ibid, pp. 217–8
Feb. 4Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on the Excise for 24,000l., part of 30,000l. ordered for the Cofferer of the Household.Ibid, III. p. 112
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Money warrant for 48,000l. to Sir George Carteret in part of 250,666l. 13s. 4d., as by the Privy Seal of Jan. 31 last, for victuals and wages of 8,000 men at sea for eight months and for the wear and tear of the ships: to be by tallies on the eighteen months' assessment for several counties, detailed.Early Entry Book III pp. 130, 115–6.
Feb. 5Same for 1,400l. to Sir William Parkhurst, Warden of the Mint, for the erecting of houses, mills, engines, and other materials for the coining of money by the mill; as by the Privy Seal of the 27th ult.Ibid, p. 116.
Same for 3,000l. to Sir John Shaw for Secret Service without accompt: as by the Privy Seal of the 27th ult.Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General for a bill for the grant of a pension of 1,000l. per an. to the Duke of Albermarle; out of the Customs or in default of payment thereof then to be paid out of the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 117.
Warrant from same to the Receipt for tallies to be stricken from time to time to discharge Henry Bishop, farmer of the Post Office, for the quarterly payments of 250l. to John Lord Berkeley, ordered by the Privy Seal of Oct. 31 last to be paid to said Lord Berkeley out of the rent and general profits of the General Letter Office, in trust and for His Majesty's own use and special service: and likewise the payment of 10s. a day, ordered by the said Privy Seal to be paid to such person as the King had already appointed to attend the Court or place of His Majesty's residence from time to time to receive and deliver at and from the Post Office such public letters and other dispatches as may be sent for His Majesty's service: the same sum being assigned by Privy Seal of the 22nd ult. to Thomas Parnell, carrier of His Majesty's own letters.Ibid, pp. 118–9.
Money warrant for 10,615l. 19s. 7d. to Justus Cullimore, of Antwerp, merchant, in full of a debt for disbursements for the late King (to be by tallies on the Excise and the Portuguese dowry: as by the Privy Seal of Oct. 1 last).Ibid, p. 121.
Same for 4,000l. to Capt. John Griffith for good services performed to the King whilst in Holland and the many expensive and dangerous employments undertaken by him upon the King's command in setting out and contracting for ships of war, &c.: as by the Privy Seal of August 13 last.Ibid.
Same for 4,000l. to the Queen of Bohemia for 1661, Oct. 1, to 1661–2, Feb. 1, on her 1,000l. a month, as by letters patent of Sept. 26 last.Ibid, p. 122.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Southampton for tallies to be struck for the following sums upon the dowry of the Portuguese Infanta, "and that you make noe other assignments hereafter upon those monies thus expected as part of our portion without our special warrant," viz.: to the Earl of Sandwich, to be paid in Portugal for the Earl of Peterborough, Governor of Tangier, for the garrison of Tangier, 11,373l. 2s. 0d.; 5,615l. 19s. 7d. to Justus Cullimore, of Antwerp; 4,000l. to Captain John Griffith; 8,250l. for the pensions of the 11 grooms of the Bedchamber in full to Xmas last; 10,665l. for Francis Simpson and John Simpson, His Majesty's jewellers; 22,000l. for Robert Viner, goldsmith; 24,000l. for William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for the expenses thereof; 10,800l. to the East India Co. for the provision of saltpetre.Ibid, p. 122–3.
Feb. 5Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General for preparation of a bill for a grant to Ladies Elizabeth, Mary and Martha (daughters of Henry, late Earl of Monmouth, deceased) of the Castle of Kenilworth, co. Warwick, and Kenilworth Chase, Castlehills Park, and the parcel of meadow or pasture called the Mere or Pool.Early Entry Book VII. pp. 219–21.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Lands to give orders to the Steward of the manor of Shippon, co. Berks, to pass estates to Edward Weston of several tenements in said manor.Ibid, pp. 221–2.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's ratal of the premises.
Same from same to same for the like of a tenement in the said manor to be passed to John Thatoher.Ibid, p. 222.
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to same for the like of messuages in said manor to John Boddington.Ibid, pp. 222–3.
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to James Nelthorpe and John Lawson (late Treasurers at War and Receivers General of divers monthly taxes from 1659–60, Feb. 2 to 1661, July 6, and also for the arrears of the six months' assessment from 1659, Dec. 25, and the twelve months' assessment from 1659, June 24, and receivers also of divers sums of money for and towards the disbanding and paying the land forces) to deliver into the Exchequer Court before the end of the present term an exact account of all such sums as above.Ibid, p. 240.
Feb. 6Same from same to Major John Wade and all His Majesty's verderers and regarders of the Forest of Dean, co. Gloucester, to give present warning to Edmond Haynes, Thomas Haynes. Richard Haynes and other colliers in said forest (who have of late presumed to enter upon the soil and dig coals there and sink pits near His Majesty's turf and coal works in contempt of the warrant and authority given by the Surveyor General of Lands to John Witt, to whose care and management the said turf and coal work was committed by the Lord Treasurer's order) to forbear such actings herein: and in case of disobedience to return their names for punishment.Ibid, p. 241.
Feb. 7Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant of the hundred of Willybrook, co. Northampton, to the Earl of Westmorland and Charles Lord le Despencer, his son and heir, Sir Vere Fane, his second son, and Henry Vane, Esq., his third son (with the exception of the profits of Post Fines and Greenwax, which are already granted by His Majesty to others).Ibid, pp. 223–5.
Prefixing:—Certificates and particular of the premises by the Clerk of the Pipe and report by the Surveyor General of Lands.
Same from same to same for the like of the Hundred of Loveden, co. Lincoln, to Thomas Earl of Cardigan and Robert Lord Brudenell, his son and heir, and Francis Brudenell, son of said Lord Brudenell.Ibid, p. 226.
Prefixing:—As above.
Feb. 8Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on Secretary Nicholas's petition for a lease for 31 years of the Great Park of Windsor.Early Entry Book VII pp. 227–9.
Prefixing:—Constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General of Lands.
Money warrant for 5,500l. to Sir George Carteret (in part of 80.675l. as by the letters patent of May 29 last) for hemp imported by the Russian Agent: to be by tallies on the Portuguese dowry in the Earl of Sandwich's hands.Ibid, III. p. 123.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for allowance to be made to the Receivers of the dioceses of Ely and Norwich, of all the moneys paid by them to Sir Henry Bennett for the Privy Purse on the benevolence of certain counties, "or any money that is immediately paid into the Exchequer from those dioceses [is hereby ordered to] bee paid to Sir Henry Bennet or his assigns upon those orders that warrant the payment of any moneys to him for the use of the Privy Seal."Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy. The King has ordered 417,000l. for a whole year's store for the Navy and the 18 months' tax on eleven counties detailed, have been assigned for same. Therefore urges that with the first opportunities the magazines may be replenished according to the estimates on which the Privy Seal was grounded: and that as this money is appropriated to the service so it may be singly employed therein.Ibid, p. 124.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to make an allowance of 30 tuns of wine to the Ambassador of the King of Sweden for the use of his family during his residence here: in accordance with the Privy Seal of the 27th ult.Ibid, X. p. 37.
Same from same to same from time to time to permit Alderman Backwell to export in foreign coin and bullion to the value of 80,000l., taking bond of him in 10,000l. to coin within one year 40,000l. in the Mint in foreign coin or bullion: all in accordance with the order in Council of November 26 last.Ibid.
Feb. 10Commission from Lord Treasurer Southampton to Edw. Hooper, of Childworth, to be Colonel of a regiment of foot of the Hampshire militia in the Fawley division.Ibid, I. p. 212.
Feb. 11Money warrant for 21,200l. to Lord Windsor for carrying on the plantation of the Island of Jamaica.Ibid, III. p. 124.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners for 1,500l. to Thomas Lord Wentworth; one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, being arrears on his pension of 1,000l. per an. as such to Xmas last: and dormant warrant for said annuity in future. (1662–3, March 12 warrant to the Customs farmers to continue this annuity.)Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,567l. 1s. 4d. to the Earl of St. Albans, Governor of the Isle of Jersey, for pay of the garrison of Jersey, 1661, July 31, to 1661–2, Feb. 1.Ibid, p. 125.
Same (dormant) for the wages or fee of 12d. a day to John Stone, His Majesty's mason and architect for all His Majesty's buildings and reparations within the honor and castle of Windsor; as by letters patent of 1660, Aug. 17.Ibid.
Feb. 11Assurance from Treasurer Southampton to the East India Company that upon the arrival in England of the dowry of the Portuguese Princess, which is being brought in the fleet under the Earl of Sandwich, the said Company shall be fully paid and satisfied the 10,800l. for saltpetre contracted to be supplied to Daniel O'Neale.Early Entry Book III. p. 126.
Warrant from same to the Clerk of the Signet for a bill for the issue of 2,000l. to Sir Edward Turner, Attorney General to the Duke of York, as royal bounty.Ibid, p. 127.
Money warrant for 8,718l. 13s. 4d. to Sir John Shaw and Edward Backwell, Receivers, Treasurers, Exchangers and Paymasters of the garrison of Dunkirk, for one month's pay for said garrison from Dec. 16 last.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir William Waller, farmer of the Prizage and Butlerage, to pay to Sir Harbottle Grimston 6l. 13s. 4d. for one year's allowance to Sept. 29 last, of said wines to him as Master of the Rolls.Ibid.
Money warrant, dormant, for payment to the Earl of Bath of 40 marks per an. as Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall; 20l. per an. as Steward of the borough and manor of Bradninch, in Devon, and Steward of all His Majesty's castles, manors and lands in Cornwall and Devon of the said Duchy, and Warden, Keeper and Steward of the Stannaries and of the Stannary Courts within places particularly mentioned; 10 marks per an. as Rider and Master Forester of the Forest and Chace of Dartmoor, co. Devon; and as Steward, Warden, Keeper and Master of all the houses, castles, manors, lands, &c., within the [said] forest, chace, and other the premises in those counties.Ibid, p. 128.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to pay the said Earl of Bath, Groom of the Stole, 3,000l., being arrears on his annuity of 2,000l. per an. as by the letters patent of Oct. 16 last: and dormant warrant for said annuity in future. (1662, Nov. 12, same to the Customs farmers to pursue this warrant.)Ibid, p. 129.
Money warrant for 100l. to James Howell. Esq., as royal bounty.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Thomas Viscount Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer, to permit the Commissioners for disbanding the Army and discharging the Navy from time to time to peruse and take copies of the originals or duplicates of the accounts ordered by the two Acts for providing money for the said disbandment to be made up by the Commissioners in every county in the said Acts named, of the sums of every hundred, lathe, wapentake, or ward rated and assessed by the aforementioned acts severally within their several counties, limits and precinets, showing what has been paid thereof and what is in arrear: all with a view to the said Commissioners calling in what is unpaid.Ibid, VII. p. 230.
Report from same to the King on the petition of Lord Langdale to have remitted to him the fee farm rent of Holme upon Spalding Moor, co. York, which formerly came to the Crown by the forfeiture of Sir Robert Constable in Henry VIII.'s time.Ibid, p. 231.
Warrant from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease of the scite, farm and capital messuage of the manor of Welverton, in the parish of Midsomer Norton to William Champney and William Webb and their wives, Elizabeth and Jane, daughters of Richard Mogg, deceased, in reversion of John Mogg, the present life in being.Ibid, pp. 233–5
Prefixing:—Particular and Surveyor General's ratal of the premises.
Feb. 11Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Major Norton of some houses, &c., in Southchurch, in the Bishopric of Durham, late the possession of Robert Hincks, attainted of felony.Early Entry Book VII. pp. 235–6.
Prefixing:—ut supra.
Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal of tenements in West Ham and Stratford Langton, co. Essex, to Nicholas Aris ut supra, p. 355.Ibid, p. 236.
Report from Treasurer Southampton to the King on the case of Shotover and Stowood Forest, which were so plentiful of wood, but now lie open to the air and reduced to naked soil. Has endeavoured an improvement, and after providing for the Commoners has, with their consent, set out to the King 562 acres in Shotover and 421 acres in Stowood, the same being to be leased to Sir Timothy Tirrell, who by virtue of a former grant is in possession of the lodges, herbage and agistment. Whilst this lease was passing the Bishop of Oxford produces a lease to one Mr. Powell with certain rents to said Bishop and to the Crown reserved for the woods and coppices now destroyed. "The Bishop, Sir Timothy and Mrs. Powell are all, by Mr. Surveyor's means, now agreeing, and Sir Timothy will pay .. the 100l. per an. to the Bishop of Oxford and his successors for the remaining term of Mrs. Powell's lease; and will also pay 100l. per an. into the Exchequer: which upon advice with the Surveyor I find to be no ill service. And very sorry [I am that] so usefull, profitable, and gracefull a wood as Shotover was, and so nigh that eminent unversity, should fall to this small rent."Ibid, p. 238.
Warrant from same to Sir Edmund Sawyer and Auditor Wood to take and examine the accounts of James Nelthorpe and John Lawson of all such moneys as they have received for assessments and arrears of assessments as General Receiver or Treasurers at War since 1659–60, Feb. 2.Ibid.
Same from same to Marke Cotle, Receiver for cos. Oxford and Berks, to pay to John Weston, one of the Messengers of the Chamber, 10l. for services performed in Oxford, Berks, Beds and Bucks.Ibid, p. 240.
Same from same to John Wood, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to take and examine the accounts of James Nelthorpe and John Lawson of sums received and paid by them for disbanding the land forces of the kingdom.Ibid.
Same from same to William Cooke and such artists as he shall call to his assistance who are experienced in gauging of vessels. "Whereas there is information given to me that Mr. Jo Cholmley of Southwarke, Mr. James Walker of the same, and Mr. Robert Fort of Golding Lane, common brewers of beare and ale have for many monthes past used certain vessalls commonly knowne by the names of false tunns into which they convey much liquor privately which the common gager hath not the sight of to gage by reason of their obscurity either underground or in howses adjacent to their owne": therefore requires them to repair with a constable to the houses of the said brewers to search out such false tuns with a view to proceedings being taken.Ibid, XI. p. 98.
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Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Lands for a particular of the Little Park, comprising 22 acres of land in Chesmore Park, near Coventry, co. Warwick, of which Sir Robert Townesend prays a lease, together with such other lands as he shall discover.Early Entry Book VII. p. 230.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's report on said Townesend's petition for same.
Feb. 13Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Ambassador from the Republic of Genoa, with his servants and goods (ten trunks), to embark in any ship.Ibid, X. p. 38.
Feb. 14Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet for a Privy Seal for 500l. to John Disney for Secret Service.Ibid, III. p. 130.
Money warrant for 250l. to Edmund Woodroffe in part of the 1,000l. ordered to him by the Privy Seal of the 29th ult. for Secret Service.Ibid.
Feb. 18Same for 1,000l. (by tally on the Earl of Sandwich out of the Portuguese dowry money) to George Kirke in full of all his arrears of several annuities, fees, pensions or salaries, viz., annuity of 20s. a day by letters patent of 1621, July 10; 500l. per an. annuity as a Groom of the Bedchamber by letters patent of 1625, May 28; and 186l. 11s. 4d. per an. for several fees and salaries as Keeper of Whitehall Palace, &c. &c., as by letters patent of 1642, July 18.Ibid, pp. 134–5.
Feb. 19Warrants from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due each from Nicholas Steward, of Hartley Mauditt, co. Southampton; Edwyn Sadler. of Temple Dyonesby, alias Dymesby, co. Herts: and Thomas Darcy, of St. Cleere's Hall, in St. Ossyth, co. Essex.Ibid, p. 133.
Money warrant, dormant, for a perpetuity of 20 marks per an. and one of 10l. per an. to the University of Cambridge as anciently paid out of the Receipt.Ibid.
Same for the like perpetuity of 16l. 13s. 4d. to Emmanuel College, Cambridge.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the King's Remembrancer for a certificate of the returns made by the sheriffs upon the distringas and computandum against the following accomptants, and for the amounts named, viz.:—Ibid, VII. p. 242
Customs Accounts.£s.d.
Capt. Miles Temple, Collector of Customs in Dover in 164915,717156
Tho. Elwood, same in Sandwich, 1649856011
Tho. Woolfries, same in Southampton, 16492,11600
William Barrett, same in Yarmouth, 1649.4,185178
For the Ten Months' Assessment.
Thomas Russell and Thomas Buckley, High Collector for Cambridge2,324160
Jervas Bennett, same of co. Derby5,07400
William Hickman and Humphry Packer, same of co. Hertford52948
William Bury, same of co. Lincoln1,41340
Stephen Wright, same of co. Southampton3,67000
For the Nine Months' Assessment, 1647.
£s.d.
John Bragg, Receiver for Dorset76067
Sir Edward Rodes, same for York15,143188
Robert Smith, same for Essex4,038113
John Corie, same for Norfolk83323
Richard Cobb, same for Southampton1,815177
Receiver for Sussex1,581113
Feb. 22Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for a tally on the Free and Voluntary Present from the members of the House of Commons for 200l. due at Xmas last to George Hudson, gent., composer to His Majesty's violins, on his pension of 200l. per an.Early Entry Book III. p. 136.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet for a bill to permit Herbert, Bishop of Hereford, to pay his First Fruits of 768l. 10s. 10½d. (the Tenths being deducted) in four yearly instalments.Ibid.
Money warrant, dormant, for 200l. per an. annuity or pension to Anna le Grand, as by the letters patent of Jan. 15 last.Ibid p. 137.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Michael Molins for his damages, &c., by occasion of the garrison kept at Wallingford during the late distractions.Ibid
Same, dormant, for the annuity or pension of 120l. per an. each to Bevill Skelton and John Napier, two of His Majesty's Pages of Honour, as by the letters patent of Jan. 9 last.Ibid p. 138
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to pay Daniel O'Neale, His Majesty's powder maker, 240l. for Gustom paid on 240 tons of saltpetre, which ought to have been delivered to him Custom free.Ibid p. 141
Money warrant, dormant, for the fees of 6d. a day and 3d. a day to James Davis as Keeper of His Majesty's Wardrobe of Beds within the Castle of Windsor: as by the letters patent of 1642, August 29, which granted said office to George Barker and James Davis in reversion after William Thomas.Ibid, p. 143
Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Chiffinch as by the Privy Seal of Oct. 31 last: for His Majesty's use without accompt, being due to His Majesty upon a composition for a seizure of prohibited goods belonging to Edward Halford.Ibid, p. 144.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Francis Oxley of the shambles, standings and sheep-pens in the town of Hemel Hempstead, co. Herts.Ibid, VII. p. 243.
Prefixing:—Auditor Phelipps's particular of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal.
Same from same to same for a particular of the hundreds of Fairoross and Kintbury Eagle ("Kintbury and Eagle"), with the office of bailiff and bailiwick of same, as formerly granted to Sir Francis Castillion.Ibid, p. 244.
Same from same to same for the like of the hundreds of South Petherton, Crewkerne, Houndsborough, Martock, Abdick, Bulstone, Milverton, Carhampton, Williton, Cannington, Andersfield, North Petherton, Puriton, Huntspill, Bempstone, Bedminster, Portbury; Keynsham, Bath-Forum, Wellow, Chewton, Frome, Kilmersdon, Bruton and Norton, in co. Somerset.Ibid.
Feb. 22Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship "Golden Doublett," lately arrived from Malaga, on Captain Thomas Smith giving security to prove the vessel to be of sole English ownership.Early Entry Book X. p. 38.
Prefixing:—Note of said Smith's petition and report thereon from the Customs Commissioners.
Same from same to same for same of the ship "St. Jacob,' of Gothenburg, in Sweden, on the petition of Luys Cornelison, said ship being lately arrived laden with masts, and seized as being Dutch built, though owned and manned by Swedes.Ibid, p. 39.
Prefixing:—ut supra.
Same from same to same for same of a seizure of some tin belonging to Thomas Goodyear and John Conham, merchants.Ibid, p. 42.
Letters patent by Treasurer Southampton deputing Darell Mundy to be one of the waiters of London port, loco John Glascock, surrendered.Ibid, p. 43.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of hops and spices belonging to John Young, merchant.Ibid, p. 44.
Prefixing:—Note of said Young's petition and the Customs Commissioners' report thereon.
Same from same [to same] for same of cloves and cinnamon imported by Joseph Brett, and seized at Yarmouth.Ibid.
Same from same to same for same of six half ballots of lockrams and three half ballots of Pontorson canvas imported to Dartmouth from France by Thomas Brooken and Samuel Austin.Ibid, p. 45.
Same from same to same for same of 72 dozen of French hats imported by James Puckle from Dieppe, in France, seized at Yarmouth under pretence of being prohibited by a law of 3 Edward IV.Ibid.
Same from same to same for same of some nutmegs and cloves seized at Hull, being imported by Anthony Winter et al., all poor men, who were lately in Holland.Ibid.
Same from same to same for same of 801b. of camphor imported by David Griell, of London, merchant.Ibid, pp. 45–6.
Prefixing:—Note of said Griell's petition and report thereon by the Customs Commissioners.
Letters patent by same appointing Miles Lavington, junr., a waiter in Bristol port upon surrender of Miles Lavington, his father.Ibid, p. 46.
Same from same appointing Robert Messenger, of Bristol, gent., a waiter in Bristol port on the surrender of William Pateshall.Ibid, p. 48.
Treasurer Southampton to the Judges of Assize by the King's command recommending them in their charges to mention the due payment of the Excise, and to give all countenance and assistance to the King's officers in collecting and receiving same, and that such as they think fit to licence to retail beer and ale may first make their compositions for retailing before they be licensed. "If the bench could through the whole county [country] send up a perfect list of all that pay Excise (either brewers or victuallers) and what their quarterly payments are wee might better see through this busines then now wee doe, there being in generall complaints that much of this duty is defrauded ... I am informed the Clerks of the Peace can soone performe this service and it is now an opportune time to serve the King and country in it."Ibid, XI. pp. 102–3.
Feb. 24Money warrant for 100l. to the overseers of the poor or Church-wardens of St. Martins in the Fields, as royal bounty for the poor of said parish.Early Entry Book III. p. 136.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Henry Winchcombe, of Bucklebury, co. Berks, as by letters patents of June 18 last.Ibid, p. 137.
Same from same to the Auditor and Receiver of His Majesty's revenues within the County of Hertford to pay the Duke of Albemarle 51l. per an. for ten years from 1660. Nov.—, and 250l. per an. for two years from 1660, Dec.—, same being as allowance agreed upon for those parts of the manor of Theobalds, co. Herts, and manor of Clewer, co. Berks, which are still in lease and cannot be entered upon by said Duke.Ibid, p. 139.
Money warrant for 133 marks to the Duke of Albemarle for one year and four months' wages to Oct. 10 last as Master of the Horse.Ibid, p. 140.
Same for 200l., being a half-year on the pensions of 200l. per an. to Isabella Boynton, widow of Col. Mathew Boynton, and 100l. each per an. to Katherine and Isabella, her daughters, as by the letters patent of 1659–60, Feb. 23.Ibid.
Same for 2,000l. to Sir John Shaw for Secret Service as by the Privy Seal of the 19th inst.Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. in part of the 5,000l. ordered to Dorothy Seymour by letters patent of 1660, Dec. 12, for moneys lent to the late King.Ibid, p. 141.
Same, dormant, for 150l. per an. to John Sawyer, His Majesty's master or head cook, as pension as by letters patent of Dec. 9 last in consideration of the many years' attendance on His Majesty's person abroad in foreign parts.Ibid, p. 142.
Money warrant for 200l. to Cornelius Bee, of London, bookseller, as royal bounty for his charge in printing for public use the annotations and commentaries of Paulus Fagius, Vatablus, Grotius and other authors upon the Old and New Testament, with an appendix of divers authors thereupon.Ibid.
Same, dormant, for 50l. per an. to Daniel Treswell, as Surveyor of woods, parks, forests, chaces and lands, Trent South.Ibid, p. 143.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Heneage Finch, of Ravenstone, alias Ranston, co. Bucks, Solicitor General.Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a particular of the hundred of Orlingbury, co. Northampton.Ibid, VII. p. 245.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Lands for a particular of a house and warehouse at Harwich, built by Thomas King, of London, merchant, but wrested from him by Oliver [Cromwell]: the said house having been for the use of the Navy, but now slighted.Ibid, pp. 246–7.
Prefixing:—Said Thomas King's petition for a lease of same from the Duke of York; reference thereon dated 1661, Aug. 26, from the Duke of York to Treasurer Southampton; reference thereon dated Sept. 10 from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Lands, and the latter's report thereon dated the 5th inst. as follows:—"It appeares by a certificate of the Commissioners of His Majesties Customes dated the 28th of January last that there is no Custom House nor [office for] receipt of any Custom duties at Harwich and in that respect there is no use of the house within menconed. Therefore a lease may be granted thereof, provided that as Mr. Coventry adviseth His Majesty may resume the use thereof for the service of his Navy when hee shall have occasion by reason of warr."
Feb. 24Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Richard Fanshaw of the demesnes of the manor of Burstall Garth, co. York.Early Entry Book VII. pp. 248–9.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal.
Same from same to Vincent Denn. Surveyor of Customs in Deal port, to restore certain goods, detailed, shipped on the "Hopewell," and belonging to Madam Mosell Tenerecore, daughter to the General of the King of Portugal's horse, and others who came from Lisbon and are bound for Calais, in France, being goods which came out of Captain Ashford's ship called the "Charles," which came from Lisbon.Ibid, X. pp. 40–1.
Prefixing:—An instrument testimonial made by Richard Watts, notary public, and an invoice or list of the said goods so seized.
Feb 25Money warrant for the fee of 12d. a day to Uriah Babington as Surveyor and Keeper of His Majesty's Gardens in the manor of Greenwich, the one called the Great Garden and the other the New Garden; as by the letters patent of 1641–2, March 3.Ibid, III. p. 146.
Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal of coal mines in Softley, in the Bishopric of Durham, to Ralph Wilson.Ibid, VII. p. 242.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to [the Customs Commissioners] to make an allowance to Capt. Thomas Bawde and John Browninge, of London, merchants, for defective wine lately imported by them in the ship "Justice," John Galtery master.Ibid, X. p. 47.
Prefixing:—Note of petition from said Bawde and Browninge; and the report thereon from the Customs Commissioners.
Same from same to same for discharge of a seizure of the ship "Mary," of Newhaven, wherein were shipped three bales of hair and wool mixed.Ibid.
Prefixing:—Petition from Henry Orneult for same, and report, &c., ut supra.
[?]Money warrant for payment of the following out of the first moneys in the Exchequer (warrants having been formerly given for same by passing debentures):—Ibid, III. pp. 146–7.
£s.d.
Francis Mansell50000
Widow of Capt. Burleigh (Burley)_
Lodowick Carlisle15000
Mrs. Blake25000
Mrs. Potts15000
Lady Biron, widow of Sir Thomas Biron20000
Mrs. Bourcher10000
John Jones, Apothecary to the Household5368
[? Feb. 25]Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of the Dowager Lady de la Warr for renewal to her daughter, Mrs. Jane West, of the pension of 200l. per an. granted by King James to petitioner in consideration of her husband's services and losses in his undertaking about the plantation of Virginia.Early Entry Book III. p. 147.
Feb. 26Money warrant for 1,000l. to Hugh May, Paymaster of the Works, for the charges of pulling down His Majesty's house called the Old House, at Greenwich: and for 1,500l. (by tallies on various receivers, detailed) in part of 7,088l. 8s. 3d. to same for repairs of His Majesty's houses.Ibid, p. 144.
Privy Seal for 686l. 13s. 3d. to the Duke of Albemarle for the rents to date of the Park of Bestwood, co. Notts, granted him, but subsequently withdrawn.Ibid, p. 145.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a bill to permit the Bishop of Gloucester to pay his First Fruits of 283l. 16s. 5½d. (the Tenth being deducted) by six yearly instalments and on his own security.Ibid.
The like for the Bishop of Chester's First Fruits of 378l. 1s. 6d.Ibid, p. 146.
Feb. 27Privy Seal for 10,000l. for Secret ServiceIbid, p. 176.
Feb. 28Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for a tally on the Customs for 3,000l. advanced by Alderman Francis Meynell on the warrant of Oct. 10 last for 7,346l. to William Legg for the garrison of Tangier.Ibid, p. 173.
Privy Seal for 1,000l. to Sir Thomas Ingram for services for a greater sum and engagement due to him for the late King. (Money warrant hereon, 1661–2, March 12.)Ibid, pp. 176–7, 181.
Money warrant, dormant, for 20d. a day as fee, 71. 11s. 8d. a year as board wages, and 29l. 9s. 2d. for apparel and livery to Thomas Lanyer, one of His Majesty's musicians, as by letters patent of Dec. 31 last.Ibid, p. 148.
Money warrant for 250l. to Edward Stanley, brother of the Earl of Derby, as half a year on his annuity.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor and Receiver of Crown Revenues in co. Kent to pay to the captains, officers, gunners and soldiers of the Castle of Dover and the forts and castles within the Wardenry of the Cinque Ports, and for arrears to same according to certificates from the Warden of the Cinque Ports: as by the Privy Seal of the 11th inst.Ibid, p. 149.
Money warrant for 2,000l. in part of the 6,000l. to the Earl of Bristol as by the Privy Seal of Sept. 28 last; in consideration of a pension of 2,000l. per an. out of the Court of Wards (now extinguished).Ibid.
Money warrant, dormant, for 300l. per an. to Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Pott, as by letters patent of 1643, Dec. 18.Ibid, p. 151.
Feb. 28Money warrant, dormant, for the fee of 40l. per an. to John Harding, one of His Majesty's musicians, for his private music in ordinary, loco Edward Wormell, deceased: as by letters patent of Jan. 3 last.Early Entry Book III. p. 153.
Royal warrant for 2,046l. 12s. 4d. to Charles Earl of Warwick as imprest for the pay of the garrison of Landguard fort for 15 months and 17 days; viz.: from the time of their entering the King's service, 1660–1, Jan. 9 [to March 23 inst.] and warrant for the continuation of the establishment for said fort of 131l. 2s. 8d. per month from the latter date (Money warrant hereon March 31).Ibid, p. 234, 219.
Money warrant, dormant, for 40l. per an. to Thomas Woodall as one of His Majesty's chirurgeons, as by letters patent of 1661, Oct. 4.Ibid, p. 225.
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An unfinished note of moneys issued upon the dormant Privy Seal for 10,000l. of date 1661–2, Feb. 27.Ibid, p. 557.