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'Entry Book: April 1663 ', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 512-520. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80078 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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April 1663

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
April 1Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Gabriell Lapp, His Majesty's High Woodward for the county of Southampton, to pay to Thomas Corde Roy 106l. for the repair of Burley Lodge, being in part of 130l. for the repairs of the lodges in Burley Walk [New Forest]: and to employ the balance, 241. in the repair of the other two lodges in said walk called Homesley and Berry.Ibid, p. 174.
April 4Money warrant for 10,000l. to John Harvy. Treasurer and Receiver General of the Queen Consort, to be disposed of as the Queen shall direct: as by the Privy Seal of March 19 last. [? See supra, p. 509, under date 1662 3, March 21.]Early Entry Book IV. p. 169.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay 18l. to Thomas Greene, one of the messengers of the Chamber, for 108 days' attendance on the Customs Farmers at 3s. 4d. a day: and to continue said allowance in future. With like warrant for the like amount for attending the Lord Treasurer for same time.Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a Privy Seal in the terms of a draft prefixed, for 260l. to Nathaniel Moyle for himself and the other children of Lieut. Col. Moyle, who left a considerable command under the States General to serve the late King, in which service he was slain: the said money being due to be paid into the Exchequer of the Duchy of Cornwall for a fine payable by Thomas Hendy on a contract for a small tenement in the parish of West Anthony.Ibid, p 170.
Money warrant, dormant, for 20l. per an. to Richard Aldworth for the office of one of the seven auditors of the Exchequer Court, as by letters patent of 1642–3, Feb. 10, granting same to him in reversion, and he leing now entitled owing to the death of Thomas Brinley.Ibid, p. 171.
Money warrant for 329l. to Elizabeth Dew, widow of Arthur Dew, who in 1643 furnished 1,000 coats for soldiers of the English Army in Ireland, for which he received an order for 491l., which, however, remained unsatisfied: said 329l. to be by tally upon Thomas Carlesse, collector within the county of Hereford of the assessments raised for the relief of Ireland.Ibid, p. 172
Same for 1,000l. to George Duke, the Secretary attending the Council of Trade, for the second year's allowance of incidents on their letters patent of 1660–1, March 7.Ibid, p. 173.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Southampton to the Farmers of the Customs to pay the Earl of Bridgewater's creation money.Ibid, XIV. p. 89.
April 6Same from same to same to observe a clause granted to the New England Company to transport annually [from England to New England] 1,000l. [in foreign coin].Ibid, X. p. 190.
Prefixing:—Said clause, viz., as granted in the Charter of Incorporation for propagating the Gospel among the heathen natives in New England and the parts adjacent in America, dated 1661–2, Feb. 7, as follows, viz., "and that a supply of forreigne coyne or monyes according to the abilities of the said Company and their successors may not be wanting to be employed for and towards the ends and purposes aforesaid we? doe ... grant free licence ... to the said Company by direction from time to time of the Governor and any five or more of the said Company" to ship any quantity or quality of Spanish or other foreign silver coin not exceeding 1,000l. per an. free of Custom on due entry in the Custom House of all details of said shipment.
April 9Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of moneys belonging to Stanhop Mill.Ibid, p. 189.
Prefixing:—Note of said Mill's petition, and report thereon by the Customs Farmers.
April 9Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to observe the warrant of 1661, Oct. 11, ut supra p. 293, for payment of Lord [Robartes of] Truro's fee as Lord Privy Seal.Early Entry Book III. p. 2.
April 10Same from same to the Receipt for tallies on the Customs Farmers for 1,535l. 16s. 0d. for two months to the 21st ult., for the garrison of Hull: and 262l. 5s. 4d. for the like for the garrison of Scarborough.Ibid, IV. p. 175.
Same from same to same for tallies on the Excise of Cornwall for 1,000l. to be issued to Richard Arundell and Sir Francis Godolphin towards the monthly pay of the garrisons of Pendennis and Scilly respectively.Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay the fee of 6d. a day to David Powell for the office of Fletcher within the Tower of London, same having been granted by letters patent of 1637, Nov. 18 to John Powell and David Powell with the said fee payable out of the Customs of Dartmouth and Exeter, and the said John Powell being dead.Ibid, p. 176.
Same from same to the Receipt to alter a tally struck in the Exchequer for 1,000l. upon Sir John Watts as Receiver of the Voluntary Present in co. Hertford, which should have been struck upon him as Receiver for same in co. Bucks.Ibid, p. 177.
Same from same to same to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l., due from Sir Thomas Beamount of Stoughton, co. Leicester.Ibid, p 178
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay to James, Earl of Sussex 60l. for three years to Lady Day last on his creation money.Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l. to Christina Gambe, widow of Col. Laurence Gambe, as royal bounty, as by the Privy Seal of March 26 last.Ibid
Same for 50l. to Capt. Peter Fortrue, as by the letters patent dormant of Sept. 28 last; same being for his service to the late King particularly in delivering several barrels of corn by the appointment of the Duke of Ormonde.Ibid
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor, &c., of the Receipt for a tally for 360l. to be struck on the Receiver of the Voluntary Present in co. Westmorland, being for so much paid by said Receiver to Viscount Mansfield on his warrant for 5,000l. upon account for the providing of robes for His Majesty against his coronation.Ibid, p. 179.
Fiat by Treasurer Southampton for royal letters patent to constitute Clement Dowle searcher of Customs in Gloucester port, loco Anselm Nash surrendered.Ibid, X. p. 191
Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers to permit Thomas Povie to put aboard the ship _, bound on His Majesty's service to Tangier, 60,000 pieces of eight to be sent to the Earl of Peterborough, Governor of Tangier, for the pay of the forces there.Ibid, p 192
April 11Same from same to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir George Reeve of Thwaite, co. Suffolk.Ibid, IV. p 176.
April 11Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pursue the warrant of 1660–1, Feb. 15, for the Marquess of Newcastle's creation money.Early Entry Book IV. p. 182.
Money warrant for 960l. to Henry Viscount Mansfield for salary for two years' service as Gentleman of His Majesty's Robes: as by the Privy Seal of Dec. 10 last.Ibid, p. 177.
Same for 4,429l. 5s. 2d. to Stephen Fox on account for the payment of His Majesty's regiment of Foot Guards under Lord Wentworth, 1662 3, Jan. 12 to March 21. "Let this be paid out of Chimney money."Ibid, p. 182.
April 13Commission from Treasurer Southampton constituting Francis Hodges and John Lawrence, gent., to be Solicitors of Excise to prosecute the multitude of suits depending in the Exchequer against debtors for Excise and arrears of Excise in the hands of farmers, sub-commissioners, merchants and other persons: with the salary of 100l. per an. each.Ibid, XI. p. 241.
Money warrant for 17,500l. to Thomas Povie for the first three months' pay to Feb. 4 last of the city, port and garrison of Tangier, of which he is appointed Receiver; as by the Privy Seal of the 3rd inst. directing a payment of 69,398l. 15s. 0d. and a further 601l. 5s. 0d. to him yearly, designed for the pay of said garrison, for raising or building a mole or harbour at the said city and repairing the cast e and fortifications and other incidents: first three months' pay to begin from 1662, Nov. 4.Ibid, IV. pp. 181–5.
April 14Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to permit Andrew Lord Rutherford to transport to Tangier 1,300l. worth of plate for his own use.Ibid, X. p. 191
Same from same to the Receipt for the Tenths of certain dioceses, detailed, in separate amounts and to a total of 8,020l. to be assigned to the Master of the Great Wardrobe: 3,000l. [more for the Master of the Wardrobe to be assigned] on the Receiver of the First-Fruits and a further 2,000l. [to be assigned] on said Receiver for the tents and toils.Ibid, IV. pp. 180–1.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to Richard Walker for several pieces of ordnance. shot and other provisions delivered into the stores in 1642 and 1645 for the late King.Ibid, p. 181.
April 15Royal sign manual to the Earl of Southampton and Lord Ashley "Whereas our very important and pressing occasions forced us to give you order to make use of much more of our Dunkirke money then at first we intended, soe as of the French money carryed into our Mint if our servant Stephen Fox Esqr. Paymaster of our Guards be paid out of the same the last 35,000l. we formerly ordered him, there will not remaine 100,000l. stirling, whereupon you intended to have charged upon himselfe towards the payment of that summe 35,000l., 11,300l. and odd pound which he received by vertue of our letters patents in sterling money here in London as part of the Dunkirk money; which money for divers considerations leading us thereunto wee resolving he shall retaine in his owne hands till wee shall otherwise order the same we require you though it doe breake into the summe of 100,000l. which wee determined should have bin made up out of the French money carryed into our Mint to be coyned there, that you order him the said summe of eleven thousand three hundred and odd pounds out of the same and that you permit him to retain the money before mentioned, by him received, untill wee shall signifie our further pleasure therein."Ibid, pp. 185–6.
April 15Money warrant for 200l. to the Duke of Albemarle for secret service: as by the Privy Seal of the 10th inst.Early Entry Book IV. p. 181.
Same, dormant, for the wages and fee of 40l per an. to John Clement, appointed by letters patent dated 1662. Dec. 4, one of His Majesty's musicians in ordinary loco William Lawes, deceased: with arrears thereon from 1660, June 24.Ibid, p. 182.
Treasurer Southampton to [? the Justices of Peace of co. ] complaining of the order issued concerning the payment of the Excise. "We were much disturbed with it finding it soe distant from those professions you made to us when you parted from hence: for as we were very willing you should have a care the farmers governed themselves by the act, soe wee could not suppose you would have given countenance to divert the payment from the farmers with whom in His Majesties behalfe the contract was made." Enjoins the withdrawal of the warrant thereupon on account of the prejudice which will otherwise attend it.Ibid, XI. p. 242.
April 16Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Farmers of the Customs to observe the warrant of 1661, Oct. 10, supra p. 293, for payment of the Earl of Newport's creation money.Ibid, XIV. p. 256.
Money warrant for 37,663l. 17s. 4d. to Stephen Fox, Paymaster of the Guards, for four months' pay to the new-raised Guards from 1662, Nov. 29, to 1662–3, March 21: same to be by two tallies on the Farmers of Excise and the Grand Commissioners of Excise respectively.Ibid. IV. p. 183.
Same for 3,165l. 17s. 4d. to the Duke of York for the pay of the garrison of Portsmouth, 1662, Nov. 29, to 1662–3, March 21.Ibid.
Same for payment of the arrears from 1660, June 24, incurred upon the pension of 1,000l. per an. to the Earl of Newport as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.Ibid p. 184.
Same for 5,909l. to Robert Child and William Boules, Masters of His Majesty's tents, upon account for furnishing several tents for His Majesty's service.Ibid. p. 186
Same (dormant) for the annuity or pension of 500l. per an. to Sir John Lawson, Vice-Admiral of the Fleet in the Straits from Sept. 29 last: as by the letters patent of the 6th inst.Ibid, p. 187.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pursue the warrant of 1660, Dec. 13, for Prince Rupert's creation money.Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. for half a year to James Darcy to Xmas last for the office of Master of the Studs, and 400l. for half a year's allowance to Lady Day last to same upon the contract for the provision of horses for His Majesty's stables: as by the letters patent of 1661, June 4.Ibid, p. 188.
Same for 500l. to Edmond Woodroffe in full of 1,000l. to him for secret service, as by the Privy Seal of 1661–2, Jan. 29.Ibid.
Same for the arrears from 1660, June 24, to 1661–2, Jan. 26, on the pension of 100l. per an. granted to Thomas Eliott, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, by the late King: and dormant warrant for payment of same in future: as by the Privy Seal of 1662–3, Jan. 26.Ibid, pp. 189–90.
April 16Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on the Receivers of the Voluntary Present in co. Durham for 1,045l. 2s. 6d., being so much paid by them to Viscount Mansfield towards providing robes for the Coronation. (Warrant cancelled, seeinfra. p. 519, under date 1663, April 30.)Early Entry Book IV. p. 192.
April 17Same from same [to the Commissioners at Weavers' Hall] to restore to His Majesty's footmen a box marked C.R. containing two dozen of hair hats for said footmen, same having been seized by the Weavers? Hall people from the house of Mr. Allen, the King's tailor, Dec. 27 last.Ibid, X p. 192
Same from same directing that the farm of the Excise of co. Rutland be re-assumed from Samuell Gibson and granted to Alexander Noell and John Cary for 2 ½ years from Lady Day last at 500l. per an. with the like covenants, &c., as in Gibson's case. (Cancelled and re-entered under date April 30.)Ibid, XI. pp. 243–4, 245–6.
Prefixing:—Memorial of the 13th inst. from the Excise Commissioners representing that said Gibson, to whom said farm was let for three years at 1,000l. per an. rent, has prayed the discharge of said farm as he cannot possibly raise the said rent, and that he cannot possibly hold it without being ruined: and proposing to accept the offer as above from said Noell (who was formerly recommended by the Justices of Peace of Rutland as a fit person for said farm) and Mr. Cary, whom said Noell prays to be joined with him in said farm.
April 20Money warrant for 472l. 5s. 4d. to Christopher Lord Hatton, for the pay of the garrison of Guernsey for four months from Nov. 29 last.Ibid, IV. p. 217.
Treasurer Southampton to [? the Justices of Peace of Bristol, Gloucester or Somerset] concerning the petition from the farmers of the Excise of Bristol. with the representation of frauds and abuses practised by brewers and others who ought to pay Excise, "and that yourselves who ought to have beene assistant to them [the farmers] in the peaceable levying and recovering of the same have not onely neglected and refused to give them assistance but suffered tumults to be raised upon them in executing their office and rescueing distresses when made." As these complaints are of so high a nature transmits them herewith for examination before other course be taken. Expects every assistance to be afforded to the farmers in recovering their just dues.Ibid, XI. pp. 242–3.
April 21Money warrant for 50l. to Sir Anthony Jackson as royal bounty for services, &c.Ibid, IV. p. 190.
Same for 3,700l. to Sir Job Charlton, Sergeant at Law, he bringing in a discharge from his father, Robert Charlton, Esq., of all pretences of debts due from His Majesty or the late King upon any loan or otherwise: as by the Privy Seal of June 9 ult.
Same for 20l. to John Hall, porter, as royal bounty
April 24Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of a parcel of sugar imported by Thomas King, merchant, and of the ship bringing same from Hamburg in Germany.Ibid, X. p. 194.
Prefixing:—Note of said King's petition and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
April 28Circular warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs officers in the various ports to permit an officer deputed by the Fellowship of the Merchants Adventurers of England to have a place in the Custom House of each said port among the clerks there, to which officer the merchants and others, whether freemen of the said fellowship or not, that shall enter any clothes or other woollen commodities shall present and exhibit a bill of entry of same over and above the number of the bills formerly used, without which bill so to be presented no entry of any such goods shall be allowed or pass, "and you shall not suffer any cocquet, certificate or other warrant for any cloth, kersies, perpetuanoes, stockings or other English woollen commodities neither for Germany or the Low Countries nor for any other place or port whatsoever to pass as sufficient for the shipping of such goods unless the same be signed by such officer so appointed": the said officer to have power to take bond of the merchant or the master of the ship for due discharge as by the cocquet, and for sufficient certificates thereof; said bonds, &c., being made and taken by said officer without any charge to the merchant or the parties entering or bound: all in view of the letters patent granted 1660–1, Jan. 1, renewing to the said fellowship their ancient charters and privileges, and in view further of the royal proclamation of 1662. May 14 giving liberty to all the King's subjects from the 20th of the said May to the 25th Decr. following to transport out of the kingdom all woollen manufactures whatsoever to any port or place beyond the seas lying within the limits and bounds of the said Merchant Adventurers patent, except Dordrecht and Hamburg, which liberty His Majesty then declared to be no more but as a temporary dispensation: and in view finally of the royal proclamation of the 8th inst., declaring the said proclamation of 1662, May 14, and all licences and liberties thereby granted for a temporary essay and trial to be expired, determined and void, and further declaring His Majesty's pleasure concerning the due execution and observance of the charters of the said fellowship in future.Early Entry Book X. pp. 192–3.
Warrant from same to the Receipt for tallies to be struck for 1,603l. on the Excise and Customs for six months' pay for the garrison of Plymouth, 1662, Oct. 3, to 1662–3, March 19.Ibid, IV. p. 194.
Same from same to same for tallies to be struck for 72l. on Thomas Sherman, late one of the Commissioners for sequestrations in the city of London; and for 24l. 16s. 8d. upon Gervase Blackwell, Receiver General, under the late usurpers, of the revenues of the King, Queen, and Prince in the counties of Hereford and Worcester.Ibid, p. 195.
Same from same to same to make void a tally for 1,000l. levied on the Earl of Sandwich on the Queen's dowry for George Kirke, and in lieu thereof to strike one for 1,000l. upon Edward Backwell on the Dunkirk money which he is to pay into the Exchequer.Ibid
Money warrant, dormant, for 27l. 7s. 6d. per an. to Charles, now Earl of Carnarvon, from 1660, Xmas, as fee as Master, Marshal and Surveyor of the King's Hawks.Ibid, p. 196.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Beavis Lloyd, Receiver General of His Majesty's revenues in co. Brecknock, to pay the fee of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Richard Earl of Carbery for his office of steward of the lordship or manor of Brecknock, as by letters patent of 1660, Nov. 14.Ibid p. 199.
April 28Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Beavis Lloyd, Receiver General of His Majesty's revenues in co. Brecknock, to pay to the Earl of Carbery the fee of 40 marks per an. for his office of Governor of the haven, port, creeks, roads and harbours of Milford, as by the letters patent of 1643, Nov. 17.Early Entry Book IV. p. 199.
Same from same to same to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Bazill Dixwell, of Brome House, co. Kent.Ibid, p. 202.
[?]Money warrant, dormant, for the fee of 12d. a day to Henry Redman for his office of keeper of His Majesty's game of hares, pheasants and partridges within Waltham Forest, as by letters patent of 1660, Sept. 1.Ibid, p. 196.
April 29Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to cause a tally of assignment to be levied upon the receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall for 160l., being a fine payable to the King by William Lockyer upon a copy of a small living in the manor of Widcombe, which the King has granted to Edward Evans as royal bounty.Ibid, p. 198.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Henry Bennet, late Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the acquitting and discharging of several debts charged upon the Privy Purse during his attendance in that serviceIbid.
Same for 5,000l. to Lawrence Hyde for one year's allowance to Lady Day next for the offices or places of Gentleman and Master of the Robes, as by the letters patent of 1662, August 21.Ibid, p. 200.
(In margin:—"This order is made but for 2,500l.")
Same, dormant, for the annuity or pension of 200l. per an. to Thomas Chiffinch from 1660. June 24. granted to him by the letters patent of March 30 last in consideration of his faithful service and constant attendance as keeper of His Majesty's closet and pictures.Ibid, p. 201.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to James Earl of Newburgh for his expensive charge in building a house, stable and coach house on His Majesty's ground at the Mews at his own cost, which for His Majesty's service is taken from him with his consent: as by the Privy Seal of June 29 last.Ibid.
April 30Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to continue payment of the creation moneys of the Duke of Buckingham, ut supra, p. 254.Ibid, XIV. p. 163
Same from same to the Receipt for tallies to be levied for 517l. 2s. 6d. on Edw. Arden and Gabriell Jackson, receivers of the Voluntary Present for co. Durham, and for 678l. on the same as receivers of same from the clergy of the Diocese of Durham: all in favour of Viscount Mansfield on account of the providing of robes for the coronation.Ibid, IV. p. 196.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Earl of Bristol in further part of 6,000l. to him as by the Privy Seal of 1661, Sept. 28, on account of a pension of 2,000l. per an. for 21 years, now extinguished, out of the Court of Wards.Ibid, p. 203.
Same, dormant, for the fee or allowance of 60l. per an. to William Gregory, John Mason, Thomas Mell and Henry Gregory, His Majesty's musicians in ordinary, for the education and teaching of two boys in the art of music, especially on the flutes and cornets for His Majesty's service in the room and place of Andrew Lanier, deceased.Ibid, p. 208.
April 30Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay 11l. 6s. 8d. to John Reeve, son of John Reeve. deceased, late messenger attending Treasurer Southampton, being his fee from Sept. 29 last to Dec. 7 last when he died.Early Entry Book IV. p. 213.
Same from same to the Customs officers and the farmers of the duty of 5s. a ton on French ships, to forbear demanding said duty from certain French vessels now in the road before Plymouth, in which are 1?200 soldiers attending an occasion to pass to the service of Portugal.Ibid, X. p. 193.
Prefixing:—Signification by Secretary Bennet of the King's pleasure that the said vessels should be furnished with provisions and well treated there, and particularly that the above duty be not exacted.
Same from same to same to discharge the seizure of the ship "Pallace" of Flushing, Anthony Vanacker, of Flushing, owner, seized in London port for having in its lading one bale of julep ("jollip").Ibid, pp. 195–6.
Prefixing:—Petition of said Vanacker, and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.