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'Entry Book: May 1663', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 520-527. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80079 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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May 1663

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
May 1Same from same and Lord Ashley constituting John Lawrence, gent., to be one of the solicitors of Excise, and together with Francis Hodges, gent., to solicit and prosecute all businesses rolating to the Excise in the Exchequer Court as well concerning the arrears of Excise due 1660, Dec. 25, as what hath been since incurred: there being multitude of suits now depending in the Exchequer and many more likely to be brought against debtors for Excise which will require a speedy and vigorous prosecution: except for such business as the Commissioners for arrears of Excise had by their order of April 28 last entrusted to Edward Strange to solicit and prosecute.Ibid, XII. pp. 41–3.
Same from same to the Excise Commissioners to pay to said John Lawrence 131l. 5s. 0d. per an. salary as one of the Solicitors of the Excise.Ibid, p. 42.
The like warrants for the constitution and pay of Francis Hodges for the like office.Ibid, p. 43.
May 4Money warrant for 200l. to William Richardson, heretofore steward of the Hospital of the Savoy and Ellinor his wife, matron there: as by the Privy Seal of April 10 last.Ibid, IV. p. 202
May 6Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge the seizure of the ship "Providence" of Ipswich, William Lockwood master, seized with a cargo of flax on return from Quinsborough in SprusiaIbid, X. p. 194.
Prefixing:—Said Lockwood's petition, and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Order by same to all the Customs officers prescribing, with a view to the better management of His Majesty's service, that none of the King's waiters or other officers of London port or any of the outports shall at any time hereafter by virtue of any cocquet: sufferance, bill of sight or other warrant for the landing of any goods, permit or suffer any wines, tobaccos, silks wrought or any other goods or merchandises whatsoever to be landed save in the presence of the officers commissioned by the Grand farmers of the Customs: and that the said Grand farmers have copies of such cocquets or warrants: and that none of the searchers do ship off any of the said goods for export but in the presence of one of the officers commissioned by the said Grand farmers: the above being agreeable to His Majesty's covenants with said farmers.Ibid, p. 195.
May 6Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs officers to accept all entries in the Custom House for all goods paying English Custom and imported in any ships belonging to Jo. Adrianson, Jo. Simonson, Jo. Sybrants, and Rynock Allos, of London, denizens, owners of the several ships "Elizabeth," "Justice," "Sunn," and "Justice of London."Early Entry Book X. p. 196.
Prefixing:—Petition from said Adrianson, &c, and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to admit Daniell Andrews et al., of London, merchants, to enter currants from Alicante, &c., imported in the "St. John's Head" frigate, Robert Ogle master: on payment of duties according to the Book of Rates.Ibid, p. 197.
Prefixing:—Petition from said Andrews et al., and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of 3 cwt. of quicksilver, imported by Stephen Farley, of Colchester, merchant.Ibid, p. 198.
Prefixing:—As above.
Money warrant for 2,000l. in further part of 8,000l. to Thomas Corderoy for secret service, as by the Privy Seal of Oct. 17 last.Ibid, IV. p. 202.
Same for 2,000l. to Thomas Rosse for secret service: as by the Privy Seal of April 20 last.Ibid, p. 204.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on John Leech, gent., for 150l., the moiety of 3,000l. deposited by order of the late Commissioners for Sequestrations at Haberdashers' Hall in the hands of the said Leech and Richard Sherwin, late Treasurers at Goldsmiths' Hall.Ibid, p. 203.
Same from same to same for tallies of assignment to be levied at the Receipt upon the surplusage of Stephen Foxe's accounts as Paymaster of His Majesty's new-raised Guards, for certain sums, detailed, amounting in all to 4,832l. 15s. 8d. for interest on moneys advanced for the King's service, for converting the usurper's coin into good current coin, for fees to the Exchequer and for red and buff coats for His Majesty's Regiment of Foot Guards.Ibid, pp. 204–5.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay a tally struck on them by Col. Phillip Frowd for 150l. for the Council of the Plantations, dated Sept. 26 last.Ibid p. 207.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet for a Privy Seal for 1,000l. to Sir George Downing for secret service.Ibid.
Money warrant for the pay of the garrison of the Isle of Jersey for three months from Feb. 1 last: and dormant warrant for the same in future to the Earl of St. Albans, Governor thereof.Ibid, p. 206.
Same (dormant) for the fee and wages of 40l. per an. to Charles Coleman, Doctor of Music, for his office and place of Composer to His Majesty's private music for voices in ordinary, loco Henry Lawes, deceased: as by letters patent of Feb. 5 last.Ibid, p. 207.
May 6Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet for a Privy Seal for 350l. to Sir Heneage Finch, Solicitor General, for so much disbursed to the Earl of Winchilsea, His Majesty's Ambassador Resident at Constantinople, for the redemption of 11 men belonging to His Majesty's frigate the "Anne," taken captive by the Turks. (Money warrant hereon, August 20.)Early Entry Book IV pp. 276, 307.
May 7Money warrant for 2,000l. to Lady Ann Pawlett, daughter to the Marquess of Winchester, as royal bounty: as by the Privy Seal of April 4 last.Ibid, p. 204.
May 11Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Farmers of the Customs to observe the warrant of 1661, July 30, supra, p. 267, for payment of the fee of 20s. a day to the Lord High Treasurer, and of 20l. per an. to the Earl of Southampton as creation money.Ibid, XIV. p. 195.
Money warrant, dormant, for the annuity or pension of 300l. per an. each to Rebecca Brouncker and Susan de Mercey, dressers to the Queen Mother: as by the letters patent of April 11 last.Ibid, IV. p. 209
Money warrant for 250l. to Lord Crofts in part of 450l., as by the Privy Seal of 1662, August 31, for a ring bought of him by the King.Ibid p. 210.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to cause tallies to be levied for 172l. on John Browne and Thomas Monins, late Commissioners for Sequestrations in co. Kent under the late usurpers, being so much remaining in their hands: same to be payable to Sir Thomas Ingram on the Privy Seal of 1661–2, Feb. 28, for 1,000l.Ibid.
May 12Money warrant, dormant, for the pension of 44l. per an. to Richard Eedes for his place as a falconer to attend the King in his recreation of hawking: as by the letters patent of 1660, Nov. 19.Ibid, p. 211.
Same for the wages and fee of 12d. a day and 1l. 6s. 8d. for a livery to said Richard Eedes, for his office of keeping of His Majesty's game about Nonsuch, and within five miles thereof, as by the letters patent of 1660–1, Jan. 8.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers for discharge of the seizure of some pieces of slight Indian stuffs, dimities, tufted canvas and blue linen imported by William Maskline and re-exported (for want of meeting a market here) in the "Friends Adventure," without a cocquet.Ibid, X. p. 199.
Prefixing:—Said Maskline's petition, and report thereon by the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to same to observe a royal warrant, detailed. dated Whitehall, the 8th inst., to permit Daniell Skynner, of London, merchant, to land Canary wines, imported in a Dutch vessel in a stranger's name, all on the representation of said Skynner that "his factors at the Canaries hearing what was lately acted by our subjects against the subjects of the King of Spain at St. Jago upon the Island of Cuba in the West Indies and fearing that some misunderstanding might arise and an embargo of Englishmen's ships and goods thereupon follow, they the said factors being provided with sufficient orders that in such case they should alter the property of the petitioners' goods, did accordingly cause his estate there to be invested into Canary wines," &c., as above.Ibid, pp. 199–200
May 14Warrant from Treasurer Southampton [to the Customs Farmers] to permit certain particulars detailed (being engines or materials for building a mole at Algiers) to be shipped on board the "Hopeful Trial," Thomas Weeton master.Early Entry Book X. p. 200.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Long. forwarding (a) infra for his observance of the directions therein.Ibid, IV. pp. 212–3. 214.
Prefixing:—(a) Royal sign manual to the Earl of Southampton and Lord Ashley dated 1663, May 11. Whereas we have assigned the rents and receipts payable from the several farmers of the Excise to the payment of the Household, the Guards and the Tangier garrison, which we will no ways have diverted, and are pleased particularly to appropriate the farm of London. Middlesex and Surrey to be divided betwixt the Royal Household and the Guards who are monthly to receive the same, viz., annually each of them 59,000l., our further pleasure is that you cause this direction to be observed by making warrants in our Exchequer for payment of the same, and striking tallies accordingly: and whereas the rents and collections of the several other counties are assigned unto the payment of the Royal Household, the Guards and the Tangier garrison in common. viz., for the Household 21,000l. per an., for the Guards 61.000l. per an. and for Tangier 70,000l. per an., our further pleasure is that according hereto payments be made to them proportionately as the moneys come in, so that in all payments they may move equally: and whereas 40,000l. more is assigned to the Royal Household and 27,000l. more to the Guards, same are to be paid out of the revenue from chimneys.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fees of 1,095l. each due from Sir John Savill of Copley, co. York, and Sir Nathaniell Powell of Ewhurst, co. Sussex.Ibid, p. 249.
May 15Same from same to the Customs Farmers to permit three chests of dollars amounting to 2 600l. to be shipped on His Majesty's ship "Resolution," same being imprested for contingencies of the fleet now bound forth to sea under the command of Sir John Lawson.Ibid, X. p. 200.
May 17Money warrant for 17,500l. to Thomas Povie, Receiver for the garrison of Tangier, being for the second three months' pay of said garrison.Ibid, IV. p. 263.
May 18Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fees of 1,095l. each due from Edward Fust, of Hill, co. Gloucester, and Sir Ralph Verney, of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks.Ibid, p 211.
May 19Same from same to the Customs Farmers to make an allowance to the French Ambassador of two (three) tuns of wine and three hogsheads of fruit and likewise for 20 horses now transported by M. Gavot.Ibid, X. p. 201.
Prefixing:—Royal warrant for same.
May 20Same from same to same to pay the tally struck on them the 4th inst. by the Earl of Bath, Governor of Plymouth garrison for 801l. 10s. 0d., being for the use of that garrison: and to pay the like in future from time to time.Ibid, IV. p. 215.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pursue the warrant of 1661–2, Jan. 21, for the Earl of Stamford's creation money.Ibid, p. 216; III. p. 95; X. p. 201.
May 20Money warrant, dormant, for the pension of 50l. per an. to Mathew Embersonne for his place of one of the King's Falconers, as by the letters patent of 1638–9, Jan. 14.Early Entry Book IV. p. 215.
Money warrant for 28l. 10s. 0d. to Andrew Lawrence for 171 days from 1662 Sept 29, at 3s. 4d. a day in the execution of his office of Guide and Surveyor of the ways, bridges, gates causeways, &c.Ibid, pp. 216–7.
Appending:—Letter from the Earl of Manchester, Lord Chamberlain, certifying his said employment.
May 21Fiat by Treasurer Southampton for letters patent to constitute Robert Culliford, junr., Comptroller of Southampton port, loco Nicholas Mason, recently appointed thereto but surrendered.Ibid, X. p. 201.
Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of 315 oz. of musk entered outwards by William Finch.Ibid, p. 202
Prefixing:—Said Finch's petition, and report thereon by the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to same to pay a tally struck on them 1662, May 15, as Customs Commissioners, by the Rt. Hon. Charles de Bellegard for 625l.Ibid, IV. p 270.
Money warrant for 30,000l. to the Navy Treasurer in part of 73,606l. 16s. 10d., as by the Privy Seal of 1662, July 21, for the ordinary charge of the Navy for one year from 1661, June 24.Ibid, p 219.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay a tally for 524l. 16s. 8d. struck upon them by Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower, dated 1662, June 9.Ibid.
Same from same to same to pursue the warrant of 1662, May 6, for the Earl of Exeter's creation money.Ibid, p. 220.
Money warrant, dormant, for the annuity of 1,000l. to Viscount Mansfield, one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, as by the letters patent of April 29 last.Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to George Krevet upon account for and towards the Emperor of Russia's Ambassador: as by the Privy Seal of April 28 last.Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the successor of Sir Hugh Ducy, late sheriff in co. Rutland, informing him that he is to act as Receiver of the 18 months' assessment in co. Rutland, and thereby to receive the remainder of the proportion of the said assessment charged upon said county which was unpaid to the said Ducy.Ibid, p. 218.
May 23Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a Privy Seal in the terms of one prefixed in extenso, for the monthly pay of the garrisons of Pendennis and the Isle of Scilly, viz.: 13l. 9s. 8d. a day for Pendennis, being 377l. 10s. 8d. a month, to be paid to Richard Arundel, Governor of Pendennis Castle: and 366l. 16s. 0d. per month to Sir Francis Godolphin, Governor of the Isle of Scilly, for the garrison thereof.Ibid, pp. 221–3.
Appending:—Certificate by Sir Robert Long, Auditor of the Receipt.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 1,000l. to the Master of the Wardrobe for provision for the Ambassador of Russia, who, with his retinue, is to be presented now upon his departure.Ibid, p. 219
May 24Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Bludworth and Sir William Turner, sheriffs of London, to hasten the collecting of the chimney money for the whole year now due and to pay into the Receipt the money in their hands, "which I understand is noe inconsiderable sume," and on which the King is paying interest.Early Entry Book IV. p. 221.
May 26Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers to permit William Maskelyne to import a quantity of wines on payment of duties.Ibid, X. p. 203.
Prefixing:—Note of said Maskelyne's petition, and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir John Colleton, of the City of London.Ibid, IV. p. 226.
Same from same to same for tallies to be struck on Charles Vaux. Clerk to the Committee of Sequestrations for Kingston upon Hull, for 55l. 9s. 0d., being so much remaining in his hands of public moneys deposited by the said Committee, and for 18l. on John Marshall, one of the Committee for the county of Devon, being so much deposited in his hands: and for 39l. 13s. 4d. upon John Rogers, being public moneys left in his hands for the repairing of the fortifications of Hull and Clifford's Tower in the city of York: all to be payable to Edward Gregory on his letters patent of 1661, April 20, for 4,000l.Ibid, p. 227.
Money warrant for 5,000l. to Sir Charles Berkely, Keeper of the Privy Purse; for His Majesty's use.Ibid, p. 226.
Same for the pension of 300l. per an. each to Mrs. Henrietta Maria de Vaullett and Jane de L'Espernanche, dressers to the Queen Mother, as by the letters patent of April 11 last.Ibid. p. 228.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on the Customs for 1,535l. 16s. 0d. for two months' pay of the garrison of Hull, March 21 last to May 16, and 262l. 5s. 4d. for the garrison of Scarborough for the same time.Ibid, p. 229.
May 27Money warrant for 947l. 12s. 0d. to Thomas Langhorne, citizen and skinner of London, without account, being for ermines, powderings and workmanship in making His Majesty's robe, mantle, surcoat, gorgett and cap for his coronation.Ibid, p. 234.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Henry Andrews, of Lathbury, co. Bucks.Ibid.
[?][Subscription of allowance by] Treasurer Southampton of the bills of the Lieutenant of the Tower for keeping of prisoners, 1662, Dec. 26 to 1663, March 30; and of the fees for said Lieut., the Gent. Porter and the 40 warders.Ibid, p. 235.
May 28Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to make an allowance to the Ambassador from the King of Sweden of the Custom of 30 tuns of wine.Ibid, X. p. 205.
Prefixing:—A previous warrant of 1661–2, Feb. 8, to the like effect from same to the Customs Commissioners in accordance with a Privy Seal of 1661–2, Jan. 27.
May 30Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Daniell Furser specially employed for His Majesty's service in Dean Forest, with the assistance of George Whitthorne to make an inventory of the offal wood and timber left in said forest upon the building of the frigates, which wood was fallen for that purpose and is not serviceable for His Majesty's shipping: and to sell said timber.Early Entry Book IV. pp. 231–2.
Same from same to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Wolston Dixie of Market Bosworth, co. Leicester.Ibid, p. 235
Money warrant, dormant, for 800l. per an. to Sir Allen Apsley, Master of the Hawks. for defraying the charge of falconers and the provision of hawks of all sorts: as by the Privy Seal of March 25 last.Ibid, p. 232.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, to be laid out in presents for the Russian Ambassador.Ibid, p 229.
Same for 1,200l. to Jonathan Trelawney as royal bounty, as by the Privy Seal of the 23rd inst.Ibid, p 230.
Same, dormant, for the fee of 10s. a day to Col. Richard Arundell of Trerice, co. Cornwall. for his office of captain or keeper of the old or new castles or forts of Pendennis: and the allowance of 40l. per an. for reparations of the fortifications: as by the letters patent of 1644–5, Feb. 21.Ibid.
Money warrant for the fee and allowance of 110l. per an. to John Bannister (Bannester) as one of the musicians of His Majesty's violins in ordinary for His Majesty's private music loco Davis Mell, deceased.Ibid, p. 289.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge the seizure of two barks, the "Endeavour" of Topsham, Nich, Sainthill master. and the "Grace" of Topsham, Josuah Fry master, belonging to John Pym and others of Exeter, merchants, and laden with raisins from Marseilles.Ibid, X. p. 204.
Prefixing:—Note of said Pym's petition and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
[? May 30 or June 1]Same from same (entered in three forms, two of them being amended and vacated to Sir Robert Long. Whereas there remain two Privy Seals, one of 1662. April 10. for 30,000l. to the Cofferer of the Household and one of 1662, Oct. 27, for 50,000l. more to him, and a Privy Seal of 1663, May 6 for 100,000l. more: all for said Royal Household: and whereas by a late new establishment of the Household 120,000l. per an. is to be allowed for same from 1662. Dec. 1. "now forasmuch as there have been and are several summes to be paid for the time before the said establishment, amounting to the summe of 36,000l. which was to furnish the Cofferer by way of loan and on credit of the Dunkirke money by Sir Tho. Vyner, Alderman Meynell and Edward Backwell Esq.; let an order be drawne for the sum of 18,802l. 4s. 11½d. upon the Privy Seal of the 6th of this instant, and let tallies be struck for the same and for the sum of 17,197l. 15s. 0½d. which was formerly ordered upon the two Privy Seals of the 10th of April 1662 and the 27th of October 1662 (both those summes amounting to 36,000l.) on Mr. Backwell as Receiver of the Dunkirk money," likewise for an order to be drawn and tallies struck on said Backwell. as Receiver of the Dunkirk money for the 20,000l. ordered for the Household on the Privy Seal of 27 Oct., 1662, on the farm of the Excise of London: likewise as to the 61,197l. 15s. 0½d. warranted by the Privy Seal of 1663, May 6, let orders be drawn for same on the rent of the farm of the Excise of London, Middlesex, and Surrey for the present year as far as it will extend, and the rest on the succeeding year for 40,000l. And for the remaining 21,197l. 15s. 0½d., let the same be paid or tallies struck in like manner on the Commissioners of Excise for the several counties: and then there will remain to complete the 120,000l. for the year to end on the 1st of December next only 20,000l., for which a new Privy Seal is to be procured.Ibid, IV. pp. 224, 225–6, 235–7.
Followed by:—A postscript dated 1663, Oct. 14: "Let 1,100l. of the 21,197l. 15s. 4d. be struck upon the Receivers of the Free Present of the counties formerly assigned to the Household, and then let that sum be deducted from the fallies here ordered to be struck on the Commissioners of the Excise."