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'Entry Book: March 1662', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 371-383. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80053 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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March 1662

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
March 1Lord Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Plaver, Chamberlain of the City of London, to pay out of the 200,000l. to be lent by the City (on the security of letters patent of Feb. 24 last, and the assignation upon the 1,260,000l. granted by Parliament) the Treasurer's respective warrants of 5,555l. 7s. 4d. to the Duke of York for the pay of the garrison of Portsmouth, and 47,084l. 13s. 4d. to Stephen Fox as Paymaster of the Guards.Ibid, pp. 150–1.
Prefixing:—Said Treasurer's two warrants for said sums.
Money warrant, dormant, for the fee of 50l. per an. to Sir Gilbert Talbott as Keeper of His Majesty's Jewel House, as by letters patent of 1661, Oct. 27.Ibid, p. 152.
March 3Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to make an allowance to Anthony Power, of London, merchant, for damaged Spanish tobacco imported by him in the "Golden Fortune" from Calais.Ibid, X. pp. 48–9.
Prefixing:—Note of said Power's petition and report thereon by the Customs Commissioners.
Same from same to Henry Brabant to give security, &c., for his office of one of the Customers of Newcastle upon Tyne.Ibid, p. 49.
March 4Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of wadmal stockings and some yards of wadmal belonging to Abedney Harrison, mariner, and seized at Yarmouth.Ibid.
Prefixing:—Note of said Harrison's petition, and report thereon by the Customs Commissioners.
Same from same to same for same of some linseed belonging to Samuel Brookebanke.Ibid, p. 50.
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to same for same of, 300 dollars seized belonging to Rich. Burleigh and Company, mariners: they being bound upon a long journey, and it being usual in small matters to suffer such persons to take with them a few dollars for the furnishing them with necessary supplies on the voyage: said Burleigh also having been employed under Prince Rupert, in which service he lost a leg.Ibid
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to same for same of some linen cloth and hats, &c., seized, belonging to George Dale. of Norwich.Ibid, pp. 50–1.
Prefixing:—As above.
March 4Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Privy Council of Feb. 21 last (for licensing Sir Thomas Vyner, Kt. and Bart., and Robert Vyner, His Majesty's goldsmith, to furnish the merchants of the city of London trading to the East Indies and other merchants, and for the good of the Mint, with 50,000l. in gold and silver of foreign coin and bullion; they engaging to bring into the Mint 25,000l. of foreign coin and bullion). Requires them from time to time to permit the said Vyners to transport said 50,000l., taking from them a bond in 5,000l. for the coining of the said 25,000l. within one year.Early Entry Book X p. 51.
Same from same to Robert Nappier, Esq., Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, to pay 200l. to Henry Stubbs, M.A., whom His Majesty intends to employ as his physician in the Island of Jamaica, as by the Privy Seal of the 24th ult.Ibid, III. p. 152.
Same from same to Richard Aldworth, Auditor of the counties of York, Northumberland and Durham, to allow 4l. 6s. 8d. to Major Norton, His Majesty's Receiver in the northern counties, for so much paid to Mathew Hutton for his fee for one year as Bowbearer of Arkengarth Dale and New Forest.Ibid, p. 153.
Money warrant for 15,100l. 0s. 0d. to Sir George Carteret in part of 135,000l., as by letters patent of 1660–1, March 12, for 6,000 men for last summer's guard of the seas.Ibid, p. 152
Same for 10,907l. 4s. 0d. to Sir Abraham Shipman, which with 1,200l. formerly assigned to him makes up 18 months' pay for the forces to be upon the Island of Bombay according to the establishment.Ibid, p. 154.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on Sheriff Meynell (altered to the sheriffs of London and seven counties named) on their receipts of the 18 months' assessment for 2,300l. to John Banes for a fortnight's pay of the forces in Scotland. (Warrant altered March 14).Ibid, pp. 154, 184.
Money warrant for the several annuities grown due from 1660, June 24 to 1661, Dec. 25, to the eleven Grooms of the Bedchamber, viz.:—John Ashburnham, Daniel O'Neile, William Legg. Robert Phillipps, Henry Seymour. Thomas Elliott, David Walter, Richard Lane, Thomas Killigrew, Edward Progers, and Silius Titus on their pensions of 500l. per an. each: same to be by tallies on the Portuguese dowry money. (See infra, p. 399.)Ibid, p. 155.
Same, dormant, for 70l. per an. to Sir Heneage Finch as Solicitor General, as by letters patent of 1660, June 6.Ibid.
Money warrant for 400l. to John Jeffes, Master of the tents and toils in further part of the warrant of 1661, May 15, for 1,000l., itself part of 2,262l., ordered by letters patent of 1661, April 18, for 22 tents for the accommodation and use of the servants of His Majesty's house: the said 400l. to be by tallies upon the Voluntary Present. (Warrant amended 1661–2, March 6).Ibid, p. 166.
Same for 375l. to the Earl of Rochester for three quarters on his pension to St. Thomas Day last past, same to be by tally on the receiver of the Tenths of the Diocese of Lincoln.Ibid
March 4Money warrant for 300l. to William Legg, Master of His Majesty's Armouries, for three quarters to Xmas last for wages, provisions. &c., for the well-keeping and repairing the armours and other furniture remaining in the Tower, Hampton Court. Windsor Castle, Greenwich, Westminster, Portsmouth and Woolwich.Early Entry Book III p. 167.
Same, dormant, for 500l. per an. as pension to Sir Alexander Hume, as by letters patent of 1661, Dec. 5.Ibid.
Same for 20l. per an. to James Farr. His Majesty's organ maker, appointed by letters patent of May 8 last to have the oversight and to keep in tune all His Majesty's organs at his Majesty's house at St James's and privy lodgings at Whitehall.Ibid, p. 172.
March 6Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of certain goods belonging to the Earl of St. Albans, which were in the hands of Sursoe, the King's tailor, being lace for liveries and three or four foot cloths.Ibid, X. p. 51.
Same from same to same for same of decayed French wines belonging to Joseph Banfeild (Bandfeild).Ibid, p. 52.
Prefixing:—Note of Bandfield's petition and report thereon from the Customs Commissioners.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Duke of Albemarle for provision of horses for His Majesty's service, as by the Privy Seal of the 28th ult.Ibid, III. p. 169.
Same for 10,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for the expenses of the Household in His Majesty's intended march to receive his Royal Consort: as by same of same date.Ibid.
Same for 533l. 6s. 8d. to Lady Cornwallis, relict of Lord Cornwallis.Ibid, p. 170.
Prefixing:—Royal sign manual for same of the 28th ult.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Ben Wright, Kt. and Bt., sheriff of Essex and Receiver for said county of the 18 months' assessment, to meet a tally struck upon him for 8,000l. for the victualler of the Navy.Ibid, p. 171.
The like severally to Sir Peter Prideaux, Bt., sheriff of Devonshire for 7,000l.; to David Polhill, sheriff of Kent, for 8,000l.; to Sir Hugh Stewkley, Bt., sheriff of Hampshire, for 4,000l.Ibid.
Money warrant for 500l. to John Disney for His Majesty's Secret Service.Ibid, p. 172.
Same for 1,153l. 16s. 0d. to John Alexander, shoemaker, for salary and for boots, &c., furnished to the late King: as by the Privy Seal of Jan 29 last.Ibid, p. 173.
Same, dormant, for the wages of 12d. a day to Edward Younger, citizen and armourer of London, for his office of damasker, furbisher, swordslipper and eutler to His Majesty: as by letters patent of 1660–1, March 19.Ibid, p. 174.
March 8Money warrant for 7,000l. to Sir George Carteret in further part of 135,000l. for the last summer's guard: same to be by tallies on Sir Thomas Player as part of the loan from the city.Ibid, p. 175.
March 10Money warrant (dormant), for 10,000l. a month for 18 months to William Legg, Lieut. Gen. of the Ordnance, out of the 18 months' assessment.Early Entry Book III. p. 174.
March 11Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Customs Commissioners. "His Majesty having resolved to endeavour a setlement of trade in Dunkirke; and suitable thereunto hath recomended it to the Lord Rutherford his Governor of that place; and to press it upon the Spanish Ministers in Flanders it may be very fit that it may be considered here what custome is fit to be imposed in that port that may not lessen His Majesties customes in the English portes; and therefore how the whole may be governed. As we have our owne thoughts soe we request you to consult and advise with the Lord Rutherford and that you call to you Mr. Delavall well acquainted with the trade of Dunkirke as being His Majesties Customer there. And this report we expect from you with all speed. Please conferr likewise with such merchants as you thinke fit."Ibid, X. p. 53.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to same, to permit Sir George Oxenden, who is going President for the East India Company to Surat, to transport for the use of his family 3,000 ozs. of wrought plate.Ibid.
Recommendation from same to same to find some employment for Robert Elstone, who is recommended by Sir Roger Bradshaw.Ibid, pp. 54, 57.
Warrant from same to same to discharge a seizure of plate belonging to William Hynton.Ibid.
Prefixing:—Note of said Hynton's petition and report thereon from the Customs Commissioners.
Same from same to same for same of some calfskins belonging to William Hymener.Ibid.
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to same to take the entries of all goods belonging to Thomas Hill et al., of London, merchants, which lately arrived from Barbados in the "Black Horse," George Armstrong master: paying duties according to the book of rates.Ibid, p. 55.
Prefixing:—As above.
Money warrant, dormant, for the fees and wages severally payable to Edward Poulton, Silvanus Rowles, Jo. Osbouldstone, William Sakins, Thomas Des Champs, Abell Daniell, and John Birchill, as His Majesty's Falconers in Ordinary.Ibid, III. p. 177.
Same for the annuity or pension of 500l. per an., to Walbrooke Howard, wife of Thomas Howard, from Midsummer last: and warrant for 250l. thereon to Xmas last.Ibid, p. 178.
Same for the perpetuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an., heretofore payable to the Treasurer, Students and Fellows of Gray's Inn, for the salary of a chaplain there.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor and Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay 200l. to Martin Wright, one of the Aldermen of Oxford.Ibid, p. 179.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to Sir Richard Fanshaw, Ambassador to the King of Portugal: being 2,000l. for his transportation and 1,000l. for three months' advance on his ordinary of 6l. a day: and dormant warrant for his ordinary in future.Ibid.
March 11Money warrant for 150l. to Sir Richard Fanshaw, Ambassador to the King of Portugal, for money delivered by him at Lisbon for freight of a ship to carry boards thence to Tangier for the use of the garrison there.Early Entry Book III. p. 180.
Same, dormant, for 3s. a day to William Farsid and Thomas Loup as Keepers and Surveyors of the Armouries in the Tower of London and Greenwich, as by letters patent of 1660, Aug. 29: and warrant for the amount due thereon.Ibid.
Money warrant for 800l. to John Willcock, as by the Privy Seal of the 28th ult, for a debt due to him from Cornelius Holland.Ibid.
March 14Same for 500l. to the Duke of Albemarle for the provision of horses and geldings for the Queen Consort: same to be by tallies on Sir Thomas Player as part of the 200,000l. loan from the city.Ibid, p. 182.
Same for 750l. in further part of the Privy Seal of Oct. 7 last for 3,000l. to Stephen Fox for Secret Service: same to be by tally on John Clutterbuck and out of the Voluntary Present.Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Nathaniel Smith for his attendance on the Lords Commissioners at Oxford during the late troubles: to be by tallies out of the Voluntary Present.Ibid, p. 183.
Same for 458l. 11s. 0d. to Anne Lichfeild, relict of Leonard Lichfeild, late of Oxford, printer, in part of 1,094l. 1s. 11d. remaining unpaid to him for printing divers public papers for the late King from 1642 to 1646.Ibid, pp. 183, 186–7.
Appending:—Privy Seal dated 1661–2, Jan. 17, for payment of the said 1,094l. 1s. 11d.
Treasurer Southampton to the Receivers of the Voluntary Present in cos. Derby, Leicester, Lancaster and Chester, to hasten the returns of their moneys thereon into the Exchequer or to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe, or to Mr. Townshend his deputy: the contributions hereon from those counties being assigned to the Great Wardrobe.Ibid, pp. 184–5.
Money warrant (dormant) for the payment to Sir John Denham of the fees of 2s. 0d. a day for himself and 6d. a day for a clerk for his office of Clerk of the Works in the Tower of London and in all his Majesty's honors, castles, &c., reserved for his abode.Ibid, p. 185.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Earl of Sandwich in part of the warrant of 1660–1, March 16, for 4,309l. 7s. 8d. for provisions for Windsor Castle and 2,509l. 10s. 0d. for Ireland: same to be by tally on John Bennett, receiver of the Voluntary Present in Bristol.Ibid, p. 186.
Same for 2,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for the arrears of salary due to the Yeomen ushers and Yeomen in ordinary of His Majesty's Great Chamber: same to be by tallies on Sir Thomas Player out of the 200,000l. to be lent by the city on the security of the 18 months' assessment.Ibid, p. 175.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Player to pay (out of the 200,000l. loan from the city) 10,907l. 4s. 0d. to Sir Abraham Shipman, in full (with 1,200l. formerly assigned) of 18 months' pay for the forces to be upon the Island of Bombay.Ibid, p. 188.
March 14Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to allow to Baron de Bateville, Ambassador from the King of Spain, 30 tuns of wines, viz., 15 Spanish and 15 any other kinds: in accordance with the Privy Seal of the 10th inst.Early Entry Book X. p. 56.
Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of five pieces of French silks belonging to Christopher Parker, merchant.Ibid.
Prefixing:—Note of said Parker's petition and report thereon by the Customs Commissioners.
Same from same to same for same of a parcel of silk stockings belonging to Emanuell Tucker.Ibid, p. 57.
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to same for same of some serges and Spanish tobacco belonging to John Williams.Ibid.
Prefixing:—As above.
March 17Same from same to Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of the City, to pay (out of the 200,000l. to be lent to the King by the city) 10,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for the expenses of the Household in the King's intended journey to meet the Queen Consort.Ibid, III. p. 187.
March 18Same from same to same to pay out of the said 200,000l. 2,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for arrears of salary due to the Yeomen ushers, &c., ut supra, p. 375.Ibid, p. 190.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Earl of Warwick, for the repair of the houses, huts, &c., in the fort on Landguard Point.Ibid, p. 188.
Same for 20,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for the Services of the Household.Ibid, p. 189.
[Same for payment of] the Lieutentant of the Tower's bills for keeping of prisoners, &c. for 1661, Xmas quarter (470l. 13s. 0d.), and for fees and wages (258l. 16s. 8d.)Ibid.
Same for 2,000l. to Sir Edward Turner, Attorney General to the Duke of York, as royal bounty.Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton to the Customs, to give despatch to the warrant for 2,000l. for Sir Edward Turner, Speaker of the House of Commons.Ibid, p. 190.
Warrant from same to the Auditor and Receiver of Crown revenues for co. Southampton to pay John Neale 9l. 2s. 6d. per an. for his office of bailiff of Burley in New Forest: and for a half-year thereupon to Lady Day last.Ibid, p. 191.
Money warrant (by tallies on Mr. Troute, the Receiver of Crown revenues in Kent) for 289l. 12s. 6d. for several sums, detailed, due to the Serjeants at arms, and to George Charnock, Roger Harsnet, John Barcroft, James Beeke, four of the said Serjeants, who are to attend the King on his intended journey to meet the Queen.Ibid, pp. 191–2.
Money warrant for 600l. and 600l. to the Treasurer or Receiver General of the Queen Mother for 6 months and 6 months to Sept. 29 last, for the exchange agreed upon for the Greenwax, and 1,000l. for 6 months to same date for same for the Wardships.Ibid, pp. 192–3.
March 18Money warrant for 500l. to John Goulding, captain of His Majesty's yaught called the "Mary," to repay a loan made to the King when at Antwerp in 1657.Early Entry Book III p. 193.
Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Privy Council dated Whitehall, the 12th inst., touching the pretences of the Brazil Company in Portugal, touching several goods imported into England in four English ships, which, by the first contract at Brazil, ought to have been carried to Lisbon.Ibid, X. pp. 58–60, 68.
Prefixing:—Said order of Council (made upon a report of a Committee thereof, of date the 6th inst.), viz. that the Portugal duties be paid to the hands of Edw. Bushell and William Bird the lawful substitutes of the Brazil Company, and not to Sir Richard Ford and Mr. Green, thereto appointed by a former order of Council of Oct. 18 last: further that the parties concerned in the Brazil wood imported in the said ships upon the account of private men which ought to have been perfected at Lisbon, be heard at the Board on Friday, the 14th inst.
Appending:—Entry of the determination or judgment, dated March 6. come to by Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley in the matter of the said Brazil Company's said pretences to Portuguese duties, payable on the said four ships.
Treasurer Southampton to John Fowell, Governor of the town of Dartmouth and the castle and blockhouses there. "Whereas it is found inconvenient and to the prejudice of His Majesties customes in the port of Dartmouth that all the ships and vessels that come within the harbor as well those of the towne as strangers make not entries there to the end it may be seene what ships goe in and out"; therefore recommends him to cause an entry of all ships and vessels that come within the castle of Dartmouth to be made accordingly, and not to suffer any ship or vessel to goe out without a certificate from the Custom House that they have discharged their duties, that so the frauds which are usually practised about the Customs may be prevented.Ibid, pp. 60, 63.
March 19Same to Sir Thomas Hatton, Sir John Cutts, and the others, Commissioners for the Assessment in Cambridge, in reply to their letter concerning obstructions in receiving the assesment. "Noe head collector ought to refuse any of the coin of the usurpers if it were paid in before the 1st of March and though hee returne it after that tyme into the Exchequer order is given it be received. But if any head collector upon that scruple have receaved any of those monies and upon his owne conceptions returne it I cannot beleive but hee wilbe lyable to the repayment. They are to take care they receave noe false money, for that wilbe upon their owne account. But for the good money of that kind [Cromwell's] it will not bee rejected if tendred or received before the first of March. So as I pray you hasten the King's payments which in your county are assigned to the service of the Navy and soe are the more important to bee speedily returned."Ibid, III. p. 194.
March 20Money warrant for 500l. to Mary Lisle, sister of Sir George Lisle, who was murdered for his loyalty to the late King, in part of 2,000l. ordered her by the Privy Seal of Feb. 24 last, as royal bounty in consideration of her afflicted condition.Ibid p 195.
March 20Treasurer Southampton to Sir Benjamin Wright, sheriff of Essex, concerning the currency of money stamped with the cross and harp. The authority for the collectors to receive such moneys on the account of the 18 months' assessment and up to March 1 last is sufficient by the Act of Parliament. Desires him to hasten payment of the moneys due on said assessment from said county.Early Entry Book III. p. 196.
Commission from Treasurer Southampton to Henry Wallop to be colonel of a regiment of the Hampshire militia in Andover division.Ibid, I. p. 212.
Money warrant for 2,200l. to Silius Titus for secret service, by tallies upon Sir Thomas Player, Knt., Chamberlain of the city of London, upon the remaining part of the 70,000l. loan on the month's assessment.Ibid, III. p. 194.
Same for 20,000l. to Stephen Fox for pay of the forces in Scotland by tallies for same upon Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of London, as part of the 200,000l. loan from the city.Ibid, p. 195.
With:—like letter to said Player as above of date 1661–2, March 1, p. 371.
March 21Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to strike tallies on Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of the city of London, for 9,500l. (the remainder of 10,000l. ordered to Stephen Fox, Esq., Clerk Comptroller of the Household, for secret service) as by the warrant of May 27 last; and for 32,890l. 16s. 4d. (in part of 75,327l. 17s. 4d. warranted to same by warrant of the 1st inst. for the pay of the new raised Guards). All to be struck upon the 60,000l. lent to the king by the city on the security of the 70,000l. assessment.Ibid, III. pp. 204–5.
Money warrant (by tally on Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of London) for 1,000l. to James Earl of Marlborough for provision for his intended voyage to the Indies: by a tally struck on the 200,000l. lent by the city.Ibid, p. 200.
March 22Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Player to pay out of the 200,000l. loan from the city 10,000l. of the 20,000l. warranted to Sir Edward Griffin the 18th inst. p. 376.Ibid, pp. 189, 190.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Thomas Proby, of Elton Hall, co. Huntingdon.Ibid, p. 195.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Pye. "Whereas Mr. Robert Vyner his Majesties Goldsmith hath undertaken to advance the sume of 100,000l. for his Ma's great and weighty affaires in Ireland which by his Ma's express command is to bee secured and repaid him out of the assessment of the 1,260,000l. (lately granted to his Matie by Act of Parliament) within the counties of Northampton, Warwick with the city of Coventry, Worcester with the city of with the city of Worcester, Derby, Salop and Leicester and a warrant under the Great Seal of England is passing accordingly; you are to take especial care that in the meane time and untill that warrant bee passed noe part of the monies arising upon that assessment within those places bee otherwise disposed of or diverted from him. And if any of those monies have been already paid into the Exchequer you are to make stay of it till you receave further order from me for issuing of it out to the said Mr. Vyner for the purpose above-mentioned. Or if any of the Receavers of the assessments within those counties shall tender the payment thereof into the Exchequer that you direct them to the said Mr. Vyner at his house in Lumber streete in London: Mr. Vyner being obliged to strike tallies for the same."Ibid, pp. 196–7.
March 22Treasurer Southampton to Edward Pytt, sheriff of Worcester, and receiver of the above assessment, concerning same matter and to the like effect. "His Matie having designed and directed that all such monies as shalbe raised upon the 18 monthes assessment, granted to him by the late Act of Parliament, within the county of Worcester and ... city of Worcester whereof you are appointed the Receiver shalbe paid to Mr. Robert Vyner, His Majesty's goldsmith, at his house in Lombard Street in London upon accompt for and towards the repayment and satisfaction of the sum of 100,000l. now to be advanced by the said Mr. Vyner to His Matie ... I have thought fit to acquaint you therewith and to pray and direct you to hasten the payment thereof to the said Mr. Vyner accordingly by the speediest meanes you can finde out. Or if he shall make any assignment upon you, that you pay all such monies as shall be in your hands as he shall direct: whose acquittance shall be your sufficient discharge. And when you have paid him any considerable summe tallies shall be likewise struck for the same in the Exchequer for your more formall discharge."Early Entry Book III. p. 197.
The like severally to the sheriffs of Warwickshire, Salop, Nothampton, Leicester and Derby.Ibid.
March 24Warrant from Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of London, appointing him by virtue of royal letters of 20th inst. Receiver General for London, Westminster and Middlesex, of the last 15 months' assessment towards the 1,260,000l.Ibid, pp. 209–10.
Same from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners concerning the cargo of the ship "Blessing," John Shaw commander, and belonging to Sir John Lewis, Sir Richard Ford, Edward Bolle and others: to permit "what goods are forraigne to come in paying onely what they received back, to to be repaid if transported againe; and what they shipp out, of our owne comodities, they may have them in free inwards and outwards [upon] making it appeare the duties were paid upon the first exportation," the said ship having been freighted for the Spanish West Indies about two years since, and having after many dangerous attempts for liberty of trade there been driven to return to the Downs, bringing back with her most of the goods she carried out.Ibid, X. pp. 60–2.
Prefixing:—Petition from said Sir John Lewis et al; order of reference thereupon of the 6th ult., and report thereon from the Customs Commissioners of the 13th inst.
Same from same to the Auditor and Receiver of Crown Revenues in co. York to pay 1,000 marks per an. to Lord Widdrington, being fee or entertainment as Governor of the town and castle of Berwick on Tweed and of the Tower upon the Bridge of the same town; in as ample manner as Henry Lord Hunsdon, Francis Lord Willoughby or any other Governor thereof: as by the letters patent of 1660. Sept. 19.Ibid, III. pp. 198–9.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same, dated the last day of Feb. last.
Same from same to same to pay Honor Lloyd, mother of Sir Charles Lloyd, deceased, principal engineer of His Majesty's forts, castles, fortresses and fortifications in England and Wales to the late King (who in 1639, April 15, granted him a reversion of said office after Thomas Rudd and John Paperell, His Majesty's then engineers) for arrears of salary due to him.Ibid, pp. 208–9.
March 24Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor and Receiver of Crown Revenues in South Wales to pay to Hartgill Baron an annuity of 200l. as by the letters patent of Dec. 21 last.Early Entry Book III. p. 202.
Money warrant for 100l. to Ann Booth, widow of Henry Booth, of Calais, merchant, now deceased, and dormant warrant for same annually to her: as by the Privy Seal, dormant, of Feb. 27 last, and as by a particular royal warrant of the 7th inst.Ibid, pp. 207–8.
Appending:—Said royal warrant.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Martin Milbank, sheriff of Northumberland, not to meddle with the receipt of the 18 months' assessment from the town of Newcastle, His Majesty having appointed Sir James Clavering, who dwells near Newcastle, to be Receiver General of same.Ibid, p. 211.
Same to said Sir James Clavering to be careful and diligent in his abovesaid trust and to pay his receipts quickly into the Exchequer, and to transmit to the King's Remembrancer's office the duplicate of each parish and place.Ibid, pp. 211–2.
Money warrant, dormant, for 40l. per an. to Nathaniell Watkins as one of His Majesty's musicians for the lute and voice in ordinary, loco John Fox, deceased, as by letters patent of Jan. 22 last.Ibid, p. 213.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Sir Thomas Davison, sheriff of Northumberland [sic: for Durham] not to meddle with the receipt of the 18 months' assessment within the county of Durham, the King having appointed Col. John Tempest, of Old Durham, and William Blackiston, of Pittington, to be Receivers General of same.Ibid, pp. 214–5.
A similar letter as above to said Tempest and Blackiston to be careful in their trust and to pay in their receipts quickly.Ibid, p. 215.
Money warrant (dormant) for the annuity of 200l. per an. to John Hoskin, limner, as by royal letters patent of 1640, April 13 (see supra, p. 217).Ibid, p. 223.
Same for the annuity of 20l. per an. to Julian Forster: as by the letters patent of 1607, Nov. 31.Ibid.
Same for the fee of 20d. a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. for a livery to John Gamble, one of His Majesty's musicians: as by the letters patent of 1661–2, Jan. 3.Ibid.
Same for 40l. per an. to Alphonso Marsh, as one of His Majesty's musicians for the lute and voice in ordinary, loco Thomas Day, deceased: as by letters patent of Feb. 5 last.Ibid, p. 232.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners to pay, and to the Auditor and Comptroller of Excise to allow in account, the salary bill for the Excise Office, London, for the quarter ending the 25th inst.Ibid, XI. pp. 104–5.
Prefixing:—Said salary bill, detailed (total 1,330l. 0s 0d.)
[?Mar.24]Money warrant for 1,000l. to Sir Henry Carew (Cary), as royal bounty out of moneys unaccompted for and remaining in the hands of William Hickman and William Turner, treasurers under the late powers for the monthly tax, &c., in co. Herts, and in the hands of Humphry Packer and other collectors, detailed, of those moneys.Early Entry Book III. p. 214.
March 25Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the bond entered into by James Drax, John Bateman, et al., ut supra, p. 333.Ibid, X. p. 62.
Prefixing:—Note of petition from said Drax, et al., and report thereon from the Customs Commissioners.
Same from same to same to allow custom free to the French Ambassador a parcel of 12 tunn [of wine].Ibid, p. 63.
Money warrant for 100,000l. for the Navy to Sir George Carterett, Kt., Vice Chamberlain of the Household and Treasurer of the Navy: same to be as to 80,000l. thereof by tallies on Sir Thomas Player, Receiver of the 200,000l. intended to be lent by the city, and secured to said loaners by assignments of the moneys to be answered to the King from the city of London and counties of Middlesex, Kent, Essex, Southampton, Berks, Surrey (with Southwark), Devon (with Exeter) upon the Act for 1,260,000l.: "there being already soe many assignments upon Sir Thomas Player as with this 80,000l. compleates the sum of 200,000l. And whereas those counties in the whole eighteen monethes will answer greater summes of money let tallyes be struck for 20,000l. more to complete this 100,000l. on Sir Tho. Player as Receiver of those counties." Out of the said 80,000l. provision is to be made for the 12,000l. for ground tackle for the Navy, as by the Privy Seal of 1661, May 29.Ibid, III. p 201.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Francis Meynell, one of the sheriffs of London, not to meddle with the receipt of the assessment for 1,260,000l., so far as payable by London, Westminster and Middlesex, further than to 1662, Lady Day, being for the first three months of the 18 granted by the Act: the city having lent 200,000l. to the King on the security of that assessment, in consequence of which the city has appointed Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of the City, to be Receiver General of the last 15 months of said assessment in said places as above.Ibid, p. 203.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest towards paying off a greater debt contracted for His Majesty's service in the Great Wardrobe up to 1661, Lady Day.Ibid, pp. 203–4.
Treasurer Southampton to Roger Puleston, Sheriff of Flint, to hasten the payment of the 18 months' assessments from said county to the Earl of Sandwich or Thomas Townshend, his deputy, for the use of the Great Wardrobe, or to honour any assignments on him made by them.Ibid, p. 205.
The like, to the Sheriffs, detailed, of Carnarvon, Denbigh, Merioneth and Anglesey, Northumberland (for Newcastle), and to the Receiver of the town of Berwick.Ibid, pp. 205–6.
Money warrant for 460l. to Sir George Downing for three months' ordinary to Feb. ult. last, and 460l. for another quarter's advance from that date: and for 250l. to Mr. Woodroffe for secret service: by tallies on the 18 months' assessment.Ibid. p. 206.
March 25Commission from Treasurer Southampton to Danl. Jervoise to be cornet to Capt. Henry Wallop in the Hampshire militia and Richard Spittell quarter master to same.Early Entry Book I. p. 210.
March 26Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Edward Phelipps, junr., of Montacute, co. Somerset, and George Beaton, of Limington, co. Somerset, to audit and examine the accounts of the sub-commissioners of Excise for the said county from 1660, March 26 to 1662, March 25, and to summon the several innkeepers and alehousekeepers within the said county to appear before them at such convenient time and place in the several hundreds as the said Phelipps and Beaton shall think fit, to render an accompt of what moneys they have from time to time paid to the Sub-Commissioners.Ibid, XI. p. 106.
The like to Hugh Hedges, junr., of Sherborne, co. Dorset, for the like accounts of that county.Ibid.
March 29Money warrant for 726l. 15s. 6d. to Sir Abraham Shipman for 3 weeks' pay to him, 8 weeks' pay to Captain Shipman, 3 weeks' pay to Captain Hungerford, and 8 weeks' pay to Captain Dovey with the officers and soldiers of their respective companies raised for His Majesty's service in the East Indies; being pay due since their last muster.Ibid, III. p. 213.
Circular letter from Treasurer Southampton to the delinquent Sub-Commissioenrs of Excise in general complaining of the illmanagement of the Excise: "Upon the inspection the Parliament have caused to be made not only in the county but also by a comittee of Parliament into your bookes of accompts, composicons and receipts returned up hither wherein they find very great defects and such as indeed are not observant of the intention of the Acts of Parliament and the instruccons that I have formerly given and required to be observed by every of you in that behalfe; which hath brought a very great suspicion of many frauds which the Parliament hath beene informed hath bin practised by you not onely by returning, in your said bookes, lower composicons then by yow have bin made with severall persons but wholly omitting to name severall places and great numbers of retailers of ale and beere within your county: the trueth of which before I examine by others I expect such an account from yourselves as you will abide the tryall, of having at present onely had time to view the manner of your returnes, by your said bookes delivered, wherein I observe you have not sett downe the retailers of beere and ale within your county that take the same from the common brewer, neither doe you in the said bookes deliver in the names of all persons within your county that brew their own beere and ale and sell the same by retaile nor distinguish the unlisenced from those duely lysenced (if any such be). And I alsoe find many persons whome yow returne in some of your bookes to sell ale and beere, without any summe of money paid or agreed to be paid but a blanke to their names without a reason why they did not pay. Neither doe I find that yow make an exact returne of the number and entries of all the common brewers within your county nor the gager's charge upon them and what of the said charge is by you received and what rests in arreare respectively: nor is the oath which I find hath bin by some of you taken upon delivery of your bookes to the Commissioners agreeable to the Act of Parliament in that case provided." Has therefore commandedcommanded the Commissioners and Auditor of Excise not to receive and pass any Sub-Commissioners' accounts for the year ended 1661, Dec. 25, until every of the said books of account have oath made thereupon before such persons as are authorised by the respective Acts of Parliament to take the same and the said oath or attestation be signed with the Sub-Commissioners' names on the foot of every quarter book in a form of words prescribed herein. For the future has further ordered that the Sub-Commissioners' books of accompts be not admitted by the aforementioned officers unless the said books particularly set out the exact number of common brewers, with their respective entries in the books of accompts, and the returns of of the gaugers, and the arrears on any of them distinctly mentioned in every quarter; also the number of all retailers that take their beer and ale from said brewers, and the number of all persons who brew their own beer and sell retail, &c., &c.Ibid, XI. pp. 108–110.
March 31Money warrant for 240l. to Thomas Holder for His Majesty's [share of the] adventure into Guinea, viz., 180l. thereof for the increase of His Majesty's two stores, and 60l. for the satisfying the arrear of a former assessment agreed upon by His Majesty and the Company of the Royal Adventurers for Guinea.Early Entry Book III. pp. 224–5.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same.
[?]Same for 60l. to Sir Peter Killegrew as royal bounty towards the erecting of a church at Falmouth.Ibid, p. 220.