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'Entry Book: January 1663', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 490-497. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80075 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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January 1663

LETTERS PATENTS, ROYAL SIGN MANUALS and WARRANTS, TREASURY or LORD TREASURER'S WARRANTS, COMMISSIONS, ORDERS, LETTERS, MEMORIALS, REPORTS and other ENTRIES: all not of the nature of TREASURY MINUTES.
Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Jan. 1Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay all tallies struck on them by Sir Philip Musgrave, Governor of the garrison of Carlisle, including one already so struck upon them for 807l.Early Entry Book IV. p. 59.
Jan. 3Order by Lord Ashley appointing the matter in controversy between the Eastland Company and John Baptista Vanderhoven to be heard before Treasurer Southampton at Southampton House on the 10th inst.: same having been referred to the Treasury by an order of the King in Council of the 15th Oct. last.Ibid, X. p. 160
The like for the hearing this day sevennight of the petition of the Eastland merchants concerning a licence granted to Richard Brookes and Jo. Heath for importing certain pot ashes from Holland.Ibid
Jan. 9Money warrant for 100l. to the Overseers of the Poor or the Churchwardens of St Martins in the Fields, as royal bounty for the poor of the parish: as by the Privy Seal of Jan. 28 last.Ibid. IV p. 98.
Treasurer Southampton to David Polhill, late sheriff of Kent, to deliver to the present sheriff of same a particular account of his receipts from the hearth money in order to enable the present sheriff to proceed more regularly in the receiving of same.Ibid, p. 62.
Jan 10Warrant from Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Thomas Warner, Sergeant at Arms, to arrest Richard Moore, of _.brewer. Henry Greene. of Brentford ("Brandford"), attorney at law, and Charles Blackmore. of Epping. co. Essex. innkeeper, for very much abusing several officers of the Excise. The like for the arrest of Samuell Lloyd, Daniel Claxton and Griffith Battin, of the city of Bristol, for the like offence.Ibid. XI. p 205
Jan. 10Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Alderman Backwell to deliver into the custody of Stephen Fox, Esq., so many boxes of the Dunkirk money as will make 3,702l. 1s. 4d., being for the pay of the regiment of guards under Thomas Lord Wentworth for two months: which said boxes are to be deposited until so much other money be coined to pay off the said sum. and then the said boxes to be returned into the Tower again.Early Entry Book IV. p. 64.
Money warrant for 4.000l. to Sir Henry Bennet for the servants of the Queen Consort, who attended her out of Portugal, as by the Privy Seal of 1662. August 27.Ibid, p. 65
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pursue the former warrants directed to them as Customs Commissioners to continue the yearly payments of 3,150l. and 525l. to Joseph Batailhe.Ibid, p. 62.
Money warrant for 30l. to Conquest Pigot, reliot of Walter Pigot, in consideration of her necessities and her late husband's services.Ibid, p. 63.
Same for 125l. 10s. 2 ½d. to the Countess of Castlehaven, being the moiety of the debt due to the King from John Spencer, of Bedford town, mercer.Ibid, pp. 63.4.
Prefixing:— Royal warrant for same of date 1662, Dec. 16.
Jan. 12Same for 120l. to Edward Wilkinson as royal bountyIbid, p. 66.
Prefixing:— Royal warrant for same of the 22nd ult.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Alderman Backwell to deliver to Sir Charles Berkley one box of the Dunkirk money to be deposited by said Berk ey as security for a loan of 1,000l. to be borrowed by him for the service of the Privy Purse.Ibid, pp. 66–7.
Jan. 13Same from same to the Receipt to levy a tally of assignment purporting the payment of 300l. into the Receipt by John Searle, of Buckerell, co. Devon. being moneys remaining in his hand for sequestrations in that county unaccounted for: said Searle having in accordance with the King's command paid said money to Edmond Windham, to whom the King had made a grant of same.Ibid, pp. 65–6.
Same from same to the Woodward of [New Forest in] co. Southampton to pay 130l. for repairs to be done at Burley Lodge, and of the 2 outlodges in Burley Walk, viz. Bury Lodge and Homsley (Homesley) Lodge in said forest.Ibid, p. 68.
Prefixing:— Estimate by the verderers of New Forest for said repairs.
Money warrant for 100l. to Richard Pight for good and acceptable service to the King.Ibid, p. 69.
Prefixing:— Royal warrant for same of the 19 Dec. last.
Jan. 14Same for 50,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for the expenses of the Household.Ibid, p. 68.
Same for 240l. 2s. Od. to Sir Evan Lloyd, Governor of Chester Castle, for three months pay of the garrison of Chester Castle from Oct. 4 to Dec. 27 last on the establishment, as by the Privy Seal of Novr. 7 last.Ibid, p. 70.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pursue the former warrant directed to them as Customs Commissioners for the payment of 10s. a day to Lord Belasyse as Governor of Hull and 8d. a day each for 20 soldiers.Ibid.
Jan. 14Warrant by Lord Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Edw. Backwell and the Mint Officers to deliver boxes of the Dunkirk money sufficient to secure 20,000l. to be lent to the Cofferer of the Household by said Backwell, Alderman Meynell and Robert Vyner.Early Entry Book IV. p. 67.
Same from same to the Solicitor General. "The Excise being now farmed and the Sub-Commissioners of most counties discharged and many arrears lying out and such as cannot well bee got in without much care and time and the Sub-Commissioners having several pretences for the charges now in collecting the same, upon consideration of the whole with the present Commissioners of the Excise wee are of opinion it may bee for His Majesties service to compound for those arrears and to authorise perticuler persons to collect the same." Therefore authorise him to draw a Privy Seal to enable the Treasurer and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer to compound for said arrears grown due from 1660, D c. 25 to 1662, Sept. 28.Ibid, XI. p. 206.
Jan. 15Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General to hasten the bill for the present patent for the farm of the Customs, omitting therefrom the name of Sir Job Harby, having desired of the King in respect of his great age that his accompts may be stated and perfected between him and his partners, the former Farmers of Customs, and that what is due to him may be paid him out of that assignment which His Majesty has declared shall be made for paying off the whole debt of the former farm: said Harby having received from the King a testimony of his former services with a very great esteem.Ibid, X. p. 161.
Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers to permit Lady Katherine Sayes, who is gone over to Holland to transport thither several pieces of plate, detailed.Ibid, p. 162.
Appending:—List of said plate.
Jan. 16Money warrant for 800l. to William Tayler, surveyor of the honor and castle of Windsor. for the repairs in making ready the lodgings in said castle for His Majesty's reception: in part of the 2,000l. ordered for same by the Privy Seal of April 30 last.Ibid, IV. p. 71.
Jan. 20Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to levy tallies to a total of 439l. 10s. 0d. in favour of Sir Edward de Carteret and Jo. Napier, same representing fines, &c., set on Emanuell Oliveire and nine others, detailed, upon seizures made before Sept. 29 last: said fines having been granted to said Carteret and Napier by Privy Seal of the 14th inst.Ibid, pp. 71–2.
Money warrant, dormant, for the fee of 12d. a day to John Andrews for his office as one of the gunners of the Tower, as by the letters patent of 1660, May 9.Ibid, p. 72.
Same for same of 20l. per an. to Richard Dorney, appointed by letters patent of Nov. 22 last one of His Majesty's musicians for the violins, loco Richard Dorney, his father, deceased.Ibid, p. 73.
Jan. 21Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pursue the former warrant to them as Customs Commissioners for payment of the Marquess of Dorchester's creation money.Ibid, X. p. 163
Jan. 22Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to permit Col. Charles Wheler to transport for Ireland five horses for his own use.Early Entry Book X. p. 163.
Royal sign manual to Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley ordering (in pursuance of the royal warrant of Dec. 13 last) the following further assignments to be made on the Dunkirk money by permitting such further part of the said part of the said French coin to be carried out of the Tower as may secure 30,000l. to [anyone making a loan to] Stephen Fox for the pay of the Guards, 10,000l. to [ditto to] Dennis Gauden for victualling the Navy, 5,000l. to [ditto to] the Earl of Sandwich for the Great Wardrobe, 5,000l. to [ditto to] the Treasurer of the Chamber, 20,000l. to [ditto to] Sir John Shaw and Edward Backwell for the arrears of Dunkirk garrison. 3,702l. 1s. 4d to [ditto to] Stephen Fox for Lord Wentworth's regiment, 14,000l. to [ditto to] Thomas Povie for Tangier garrison, 20,000l. to [ditto to] William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, 1,000l. to [ditto to] Henry Slingsby for providing tools and engines for coining by the mill and press, 1,000l. to [ditto to] George Kirke for arrears of pension, 1.000l. to [ditto to] Sir Charles Berkley for the Privy Purse, and 3,500l. to the use of the Queen.Ibid, IV. pp. 76–7.
Money warrant for 795l. 6s. 10d. to Thomas Bishop, butcher, as by the Privy Seal of Dec. 20 last.Ibid, p. 72.
Jan. 23Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Alderman Backwell and the Mint officers to deliver to Thomas Povie, agent for the Earl of Peterborough, Governor of Tangier garrison, so many boxes of the Dunkirk money as may be security for 14,000l. to be borrowed for the pay of said garrison.Ibid, p. 74.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to George Krevett as imprest towards the maintenance of the Russian Ambassador: as by the Privy Seal of the 16th inst.Ibid, p. 73.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay a tally struck on them in the Exchequer for 1,000l. to be paid to Sir William St. Ravy as the same shall fall due to be paid in course.Ibid.
Money warrant, dormant, for the several annuities to Lady Phillip Ashley of 266l., as granted by letters patent of 1662, Aug. 22, to Sir Anthony Ashley and Dame Phillipp his wife; and of 50l. to said Dame Phillipp Ashley by same letters patent the said Lady Phillipp Ashley being now the wife of Carew Raleigh, Esq., and surviving.Ibid, p. 75.
Same for the annuity of 200l. to Robert Lesley from 1660, Xmas, as by letters patent of 1626–7, Feb. 19. which granted same to said Lesley and Dame Frances Packington, his wife.Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,100l. to Sir Henry Bennet, a principal Secretary of State, to clear several debts contracted by His Majesty's special order and direction during the time of said Bennet's employment as Keeper of the Privy Purse: as by the Privy Seal of the 10th inst.Ibid, p. 77.
Jan. 23Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck upon Gervas Bennet for 200l., being so much remaining in his hands of public moneys received upon the sale of Lichfield Cathedral, and for 79l.6s. 1d. upon thomas _,collector of the three Western rapes of the county of Suffolk for decimations.Early Entry Book IV. pp. 77–8.
Same from same to same to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Peter Pvndar, of Edinshaw.Ibid, p. 78.
Same from same to same for tallies on the Customs for 500l., payable on the Customs of the ports of Cornwall, and the like on the Excise for 2.649l. 11s. 5d., payable on the Excise of said county: same to be for Richard Arundell, Governor of Pendennis Castle, and Sir Francis Godolphin, Governor of the Isle of Scilly, towards the monthly pay of the garrisons of Pendennis Castle and Scilly, as by letters patent of 1660, Dec. 22.Ibid.
Same from same to the Excise Commissioners to pay two tallies struck upon them for 5.000l. each, payable to the Queen Mother.Ibid, p. 79.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay a tally for 625l. struck upon them August 25 last, to be paid to the Marquis de Montbrun.Ibid.
Money warrant (by tally on the Customs) for 944l. 10s. 8d. to Christopher Lord Hatton. Governor of Guernsey, for the pay of 80 men of said garrison for eight months from 1662, April 19, to Nov. 29: same being exclusive of the old garrison of said island, which is alleged to be only 20 common men, the pay of the said old garrison being hereafter intended to be deducted from the establishment for the garrison of said island.Ibid, pp. 123. 74.
Fiat by Treasurer Southampton for royal letters patent to appoint Nicholas Mason Comptroller of Southampton port, loco Richard Walker.Ibid, X. p. 164.
Jan. 26Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Justices of Peace and the sheriff of the county of York. The Farmers of the Excise have complained to the Treasury that they find the people in some parts of co. Yorks, especially in the North Riding, not only refractory and averse from payment of the duty but very abusive to the officers. and letters from the officers show that the people are very much encouraged herein from the discountenancing of the officers by the Sheriff and Justices of Peace. Desire them to afford all assistance to the farmers of the duty, "otherwise we shall be necessitated as well for our owne discharge as their reliefe to represent the busines to the [Privy] Councill."Ibid, XJ.p.209.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay several tallies struck on them as Customs Commissioners by the Duchess Dowager of Richmond, the Duke of Hamilton, the Earl of Kildare, and Sir Richard Fanshaw.Ibid, IV. p. 79.
Money warrant for payment to Sarah, relict of Richard Zouche, Doctor of the Civil Law and Lecturer in Oxford University, the amount due on his fee of 40l. per an. from 1660, June 24, to his late decease.Ibid, p. 80.
Same for 345l. to Christopher Lord Hatton, Governor of Guernsey, for so much laid out by him in extraordinary expenses for the use of the garrison in that island.Ibid, p. 81.
Jan.26Money warrant, dormant, for the wages and fee of 12d. a day and 26s. 8d. for a livery to Edward Swift, appointed by letters patent of 1661–2, Feb. 14, Keeper of His Majesty's game in and about the Palace of Westminster.Early Entry Book IV. p. 83.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet for a warrant to enable John, Bishop of Worcester, to pay his First Fruits of 944l. 17s. 6 ¾d. by four yearly instalments and on his own security.Ibid.
Same from same to the Receipt to cause tallies of assignment to be from time to time levied on Sir George Benyon, Francis Finch, Nathaniel Manton and Edward Wingate, Excise Commissioners, for payment of the 2d. out of every 20s. that shall be paid into the Receipt by Sir John Robinson and his fellow lessees, detailed, on the Farm of the Excise of London, Westminster, Southwark, Middlesex and Surrey. "That is to say for the allowance of the said two pence in the pound unto the said Commissioners out of such monies as shalbe receaved by them of the Excise of the other counties; or otherwise to strike tallies of assignement from time to time" on the said farmers.Ibid, pp. 84–5.
[?]Privy Seal for the payment to Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General of Lands, or to the Surveyor General for the time being, of all riding charges and other expenses sustained by him in the performance of his duty, and for necessary reparations and enclosures of any of His Majesty's parks, or in the survey and improvement of any of the Crown lands: the tenour hereof being in accordance with the Privy Seal of the late King of 1634, Nov. 11.Ibid, pp. 81–2.
Jan. 27Treasurer Southampton to John Dawes to swear Leonard Scott one of the undersearchers of London port on the surrender of Edmund Page.Ibid,X. p. 165.
Appending:—Letters patent from same constituting said Scott as above.
Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers to pay last Xmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs, and to continue same in future.Ibid, pp. 165–8.
Prefixing:—Said salary bill in detail. (Total for London and the outports, 6,225l. 18s. 6d.)
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Sir Christopher Clapham, one of the Justices of Peace of co. Lincoln, forwarding affidavits for his perusal (and to be commanicated to Francis Wingfeild, another of the Justices of the said county) to "show you what cause wee had to have had recourse to some extremity in vindication of His Majesties revenue which layes under our charge. But having receaved your letter and having very good inclinations to beleive better of you wee declyned sending for you by a messenger, which had been our duty to have done." Direct them forthwith to attend the Treasury upon this complaint.Ibid, XI. p. 210.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Duke of Albemarle. Master of the Horse, for horses and geldings for the Queen Consort: as by the Privy Seal of the 24th inst.Ibid, IV. p.84.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to strike a tally for 120l. advanced by a Sub-Commissioner of Excise for co. Warwick to the Earl of Northampton for pulling down the walls of Coventry: towards the Privy Seal for 450l. for same.Ibid. p. 86.
Jan. 27Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be levied to discharge the Earl of Sandwich of the following sums received and expended by him in his capacities as admiral of the Fleet to bring over the Queen from Portugul and as Ambassador Extraordinary thither, viz.: 31,534 crusadoes expended upon the accompt of that embassy and 2,110 crusadoes allowed to merchants and others employed in the service at Portugal, so as there yet remains 24,916 crusadoes for which he stands still accomptable, which three last sums His Majesty is pleased by a Privy Seal of Dec. 31 last to allow to the said Earl in recompence of his charges, &c., in that service.Early Entry Book IV. pp. 86–7.
Same from same to same for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Nicholas Slaning, of Marystow, co. Devon.Ibid, p. 87.
Jan. 28Same from same to Thomas Warner, Sergeant at Arms, to arrest John Watson. Thomas Oldfield, and Thomas Hanson innkeepers of the towns of Grantham, co. Lincoln, for offering abuses to the Excise officers in a very tumultuous and disgraceful manner.Ibid, XI. p.210.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Thomas Rosse for His Majesty's secret and special service without accompt.Ibid, IV. p 87.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck upon the Customs Farmers for 1,535l. 16s. 0d. paid by them to Lord Belasyse, Governor of Hull garrison, for two months' pay for said garrison to the 25th inst., and 262l. 5s. 4d. paid by them to Sir Jordan Crosland, Governor of the garrison at Scarborough. for the same for that garrison.Ibid, p. 89.
Money warrant for 59.556l. 1s. 8d. on the Privy Seal of 1661, June 20 (for 90,000l. to Sir George Carterest for 4,000 men for six months at sea); and for 10,443l. 18s. 4d. in part of 250,666l. 13s. 4d. on the Privy Seal of 1661–2. Jan. 31 (said Privy Seal being for 250,666l. 13s. 4d. to same for 8,000 men for eight months.Ibid, p. 80.
Jan. 29Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers for orders to the Customs officers of Appledore to restore to Capt. Nolan a parcel of pieces of eight of about 100l. sterling, which he brought with him on his return from Flanders, being his pay, he having served the Duke of York in his regiment, and afterwards the King of Spain, and having been driven into Appledore by a storm on his return.Ibid, X. p. 168.
Money warrant for 20l. to William Harding, a trumpeter in the late wars, as royal bounty for his services and necessities.Ibid, IV. p. 87.
Same, dormant, for the wages and fees of 2s. a day and 26l. 1s. 8d. a year to William Leonard as captain of the blockhouse called West Tilbury in Essex, and captain of the blockhouse near Gravesend, co. Kent: as by the letters patent of 1660, July 12.Ibid, p. 89.
[?]Money warrant for 200l. to Col. de Mias and Henrietta Killegrew, his wife, in satisfaction of what is pretended to be due to said Henrietta Killegrew and Elizabeth Killegrew, daughters of Sir Henry Killegrew, deceased; upon the Privy Seal of 1640, March 31.Ibid, p. 88.
Prefixing:—Royal sign manual for same dated 1662–3, Jan. 21.
Jan. 30Money warrant for payment to Elizabeth Neale of the arrears of the pension of 50l. per an. payable to her late father, Martin Neale, for his place as a falconer to attend the King's hawking.Early Entry Book IV. p. 94.
Jan. 31Same (dormant) for 20d. a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. per an, for a livery to Stephen Strong, one of His Majesty's musicians for the flute, as by letters patent of 1662, Dec. 14.Ibid, p. 95.
Same for the annuity of 500l. from 1660, Dec. 25, to Madame Francoise de Montbodiat, as by the letters patent of 1629, Sept. 8, granting same to her as their nurse and first woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Consort, the present Queen Mother.Ibid, p. 90.
Same for 300l. annuity to Elizabeth Ganner, as by the like letters patent, she being then one of the Bedchamber to the said Queen Mother.Ibid.
Same for 150l. per an. as pension to Katherin Arpe, as by the letters patent of 1637, May 1, granting same to her as one of the Chamberers of the said Queen Mother.Ibid, p. 91.