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'Entry Book: October 1663', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 547-554. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80084 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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October 1663

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Oct. 1Same to the Receipt signifying the King's pleasure that, notwithstanding the general restraint of pensions. 1,000l. should be paid to Lord Crofts, 250l. to Lady Brentford, 125l. to Mr. Langhorne, 100 to Mrs. Bolton, 13l. to Mrs. Dike, 100l. to Mrs. Lesley, 100l. to Mrs. Boynton "and Prince Rupert's pension is to be continued: and you are to understand that the Judges and Masters of Chancery are from time to time to be paid notwithstanding any warrant."Ibid, p. 332.
Oct. 3Warrant from same to same for a tally to be struck on the Customs for he 345l. already warranted to Christopher Lord Hatton for Guernsey garrison.Ibid, p. 333.
Money warrant for 590l. 6s. 8d. to same for the pay of the garrison of said island for five months to August 8 last.Ibid p. 334.
Same for 2,000l., in part of 4,000l., to Thomas Rosse for His Majesty's secret service, as by the Privy Seal of August 19 last.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners to pay 500l. to Sir George Reeve as royal bounty, as by the Privy Seal of August 19 last.Ibid, p. 342.
Oct. 5Money warrant for 1,000l. to Edmond Woodroffe for His Majesty's secret service, as by the Privy Seal of July 29 last.Ibid p. 334.
Same for three months' ordinary in advance from the 31 August last to Sir George Downing, Envoy Extraordinary to the States General.Ibid, p. 335
Oct. 5Money warrant for 1,500l. to Sir Richard Ford, to be employed according to such directions as the King should give him under his sign manual and signet, and without accompt: as by the Privy Seal of Aug. 31 last.Early Entry Book IV. p. 337.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a Privy Seal in the terms of a draft, recited in full, for 686l. 13s. 3d. to the Duke of Albemarle for the profits of the park of Bestwood, incurred from 1662, Lady Day, to 1663, Sept. 29.Ibid, pp. 336–7.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Will Rumbold for new letters patent for the grant of the office of Surveyor General of Customs. made to him 1661, Oct. 13, being formerly granted to William Toomes and Christopher Metcalfe. in possession, and Lawrence Speight, in reversion. Said Metcalfe being since dead.Ibid, X. pp. 224–5.
Prefixing:—Note of said Rumbold's petition.
Constitution by Treasurer Southampton of Edward Wheldon, of London, gent., to be one of the waiters in London port, upon the surrender of John Reeve.Ibid, p. 225.
Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of sugar belonging to John Bragg, seized at Weymouth.Ibid, p. 226.
Prefixing:—Note of said Bragg's petition, and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Oct. 7Circular letter from Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley forwarding the additional act for the better ordering the fire hearth money for their observance of the directions therein contained for a review and certificate of the said duty; and especially to appoint some well affected persons to call on the petty constables, high constables. and others, to perform their duties that so a just return of the books and rolls required by the Act may be transmitted: and recommending effectual means to prevent the petty constables and sheriffs' under officers detaining the moneys in their hands.Ibid, IV. pp. 340–2.
Oct. 8Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to [the Mayor of Leicester], concerning the complaint from the Commissioners and Farmers of Excise for that county as to the case of one David Clay, a common brewer of Leicester town, who has been a person very refractory and opposite to the law in not making his entries and paying his duty of Excise, and one that stood it out to the utmost with the said Commissioners and Farmers, until distresses were taken and his person imprisoned: notwithstanding which the general sessions for the peace held in the borough of Leicester for that town have vacated the Commissioners' judgment against him as to the double duty and discharged him of the fine due to the King for his contempt, and have likewise awarded the farmers no charges in this troublesome suit but only their bare duty. "Now this being His Majesty's revenue settled by law upon him he expects that those into whose hands execucon of the law is committed should doe him right therein. And therefore wee have thought fit before we acquaint His Majestie and his Councell with this illegall proceedinge to require you again to reconsider this buisines and to doe them [the Farmers] justice therein; the consequences of such an ill example being very destructive to that part of His Majesties revenue."Ibid, XII. p. 51.
Oct. 9Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners to pay 500l. to Sir Thomas Sandys as royal bounty, as by the Privy Seal of August 25 last.Ibid, IV. p. 343.
Oct. 10Money warrant for 375l. to Thomas Povey for three quarters to August 4 last on the additional allowance of 500l. for the garrison of Tangier: as by the Privy Seal of May 28 last, which added said allowance to the yearly sum of 70,000l. for said garrison, as fixed by the Privy Seal of April 3 last.Early Entry Book IV. pp. 338–9.
Same for 500l. to said Thomas Povey for one year to Sept. 29 last for five ministers serving in the Isle of Jamaica: as by the Privy Seal of 1663, March 6.Ibid, pp. 339–40.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay 600l. to Sir Henry de Vic, Chancellor of the Garter, for the half-year to Sept. 29 last for the order of the Garter, as by the letters patent of 1636–7, Jan. 23.Ibid, pp. 375–6.
Oct. 12Same from same to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for the 2,000l. warranted to Mr. Thomas Rosse for the Duke of Monmouth for the half-year to end at Lady Day next.Ibid. p. 342.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Commissioners for the 18 months' assessment in co. Somerset concerning the arrear of between 9,000l. and 10,000l. on said assessment in said county, and the no small inconvenience to His Majesty's service caused by the remiss execution of their powers and duty herein: therefore desiring them to proceed forthwith to the assessing of what is not yet assessed if so be, and also to call to account the sub-collectors and high collectors.Ibid, pp. 352–3.
Oct. 14Money warrant for 100l. to James Fenton to be divided among the servants attending the House of Lords.Ibid, p. 343.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 9th inst.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Long. Mr. Alderman Backwell has advanced for the King's service 30,000l. for Ireland, for which there will be a Privy Seal in the name of the Earl of Anglesey, 50,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy, who is to charge same upon some of his Privy Seals, 1,200l to Lord Holles on his entertainment as Ambassador in France, which is to be charged on said Lord's Privy Seal, 6,400l. for the Grooms of the Bedchamber. 6,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to be charged on such Privy Seals as Sir Edward hath to warrant same, 3,333l. 6s. 8d. advanced to the Russian Ambassador as a debt due from the King to Emperor of Russia, and 200l. paid to Mr. Chiffinch as money put into a lottery, for which a Privy Seal likewise is to be procured, viz., in all 97,133l. 6s. 8d., which he is promised, and by the King's command is to be repaid him out of the moneys arising by the four subsidies: all which he is to demand by formal warrants and to produce the acquittances of the several persons who were originally to receive same whereby the exchequer may be justly discharged thereof. "But in the meane time he having for these important services supplied these large summes, upon his desire I acquaint you therewith and require you to give him such dispatch in the transaction of all these perticulars as is suitable to the nature of this affaire."Ibid, p. 347.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners to pay 2,000l. to Thomas Ross for the Duke of Monmouth, there being a present necessity for the said moneys.Ibid, p. 353.
Oct. 14Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to John Coltman to be waiter and searcher for uncustomed and prohibited goods in London port and the outports, with power to enter any ship, house or place soever, to search for and seize same: the East India Company having prayed the Lord Treasurer in order to the better discovery of such goods to so authorise said Coltman.Early Entry Book X. p. 229.
Same from same for the like to Humfrey Fairecloth and another, blank.Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to deliver to the Count de Cominges, Ambassador from the King of France, four tuns of wine free of Custom.Ibid.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of July 24 Last.
Oct. 15Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a Privy Seal for 400l. to Col. Tobias Bridges for the Charge of transporting 100 horse to Tangier. (Money warrant hereon the 29th inst.).Ibid, IV. pp 344, 364.
Same from same to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on the seizures, fines or forfeitures in the Exchequer, to be paid to Charles Viscount Fitz Hardinge, Keeper of the Privy Seal, as for His Majesty's particular use and service without imprest, loan or account: as by the Privy Seal of the 8th inst.Ibid, p. 344.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a Privy Seal for the installing and allowing the First Fruits of Humfry, Bishop of London (amounting to 1,019l. 18s. 4d., the Tenth being deducted), to be paid in four annual instalments on his own security.Ibid, p. 345.
The like for the Bishop of Sarum's First Fruits, amounting to 1,246l. 14s. 6½d. the Tenth being deducted.Ibid.
Money warrant for 10,000l. in part of 20,000l. to the Earl of Sandwich upon accompt for the ordinary annual expense of the Great Wardrobe. as by the Privy Seal of the 6th inst.: "His Majesty upon a late inspection into the charges and expenses of the Great Wardrobe having thought fit to make a retrenchment thereof and for the future to settle a constant yearly sum of money which might be in some measure proporconall to the ordinary annuall expenses of that office according to his late modell and reducement."Ibid.
Oct. 16Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Thomas Greene. messenger, to arrest Hugh Salisbury, collector of Portsmouth, for disobedience in regard of the seizure of the ship "Hope," of Amsterdam.Ibid, X p 230.
[Subscription of allowance] by Treasurer Southampton of the bills (entered in abstract) of the Lieutenant of the Tower for 1663. Michaelmas quarter, for keeping prisoners and for wages &c.Ibid, IV. 346.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be levied as follows, viz.: for 10l. on John Rogers for public moneys remaining in his hands for repairing the fortification of Kingston upon Hull and Clifford's Tower, in the city of York; for 8l. 0s. 9d. on Robert Barret, Receiver General of the assessment within the city of London, under the late usurpers, and for 25l. upon Robert Bisle, Receiver of the assessment in co. Lincoln for the Irish army under the late usurpers: all to be paid to Sir Thomas Ingram on his Privy Seal of 1661–2, Feb. 28.Ibid, p. 348.
Oct. 19Money warrant for 1,500l. to Stephen Fox in full of the 3,000l. to him for secret service as by the Privy Seal of 1662, Sept. 20: same to be (together with 200l. unpaid on the former money warrant) by tally on the Customs.Early Entry Book IV. p. 349.
Same for 56,607l. 1s. 8d. to same for the pay of the Guards for five months, May 16 last to the 3rd inst.: same to be by tallies on the loan of 50,000l. from the city on the security of the two last of the four subsidies payable by the city: and for the remainder by tallies on the hearth money.Ibid, p. 350.
Warrant to the Receipt to pay Ann le Grand the 300l. already warranted to her, out of moneys to be paid into the Receipt by Sir John Watts, receiver of Crown revenues in London, Middlesex, &c.Ibid, p. 352.
Money warrant for 200l. to Mr. Thomas Chiffinch for His Majesty's own use without accompt: to come out of a composition made in the Exchequer with John Watson: this warrant to be in correction of a previous warrant in which Edward Holford's name was by error put for said Watson's.Ibid, pp. 353–4
Oct. 20Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Player. Chamberlain of London. By his letters patent of the 3rd instant the King in return for the loan of 50,000l. from the city has constituted you Receiver of the two last of the four subsidies for certain counties, named, Whereas you have already advanced to Stephen Fox the greater part of said loan, these are to authorise you to pay him the remainder, he being appointed to be paid the whole of said loan, as Paymaster of the Guards.Ibid, pp. 350–1.
Oct. 21Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet for a Privy Seal for 500l. to Richard Sherburne for seoret service. (Money warrant hereon Nov. 10.)Ibid, pp. 353, 370.
Oct. 22Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt for the 2,788l. 8s. 0d. (being 2,388l. 8s. 0d. for the arrear of the garrison of Jersey to the 18th inst. and 400l. for the reparation of the castle there) to be assigned on the farm of the Customs for the months of 1663–4, Jan. and Feb.Ibid, p. 349.
Prefixing:—Certificate [by the said Auditor] that said farm will bear same.
Oct. 23Same from same to the Customs officers in Exeter port to observe a royal warrant, set out in full. to permit the importation of wainscote to the value of 100l. for the building of an organ now to be built for St. Peter's Church in Exeter.Ibid, X p. 231.
Oct. 24Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet for a Privy Seal for installing and allowing the First Fruits of the Archbishop of Canterbury (amounting to 2, 682l. 12s. 2d., the Tenths being deducted) to be paid in four yearly instalments on his own security.Ibid, IV. p. 354.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay Viscount Fanshaw 45l. 12s. 0d. for the fees to himself and his clerks heretofore usually paid by the Customers of the [out] ports for one year to 1662, Xmas.Ibid
Same from same to same to pay Lord Loughborough 500l. for one year to Sept. 29 on his annuity, as by letters patent of the 19th inst.Ibid, p 356.
Oct. 24Money warrant for 318l. to Sir Robert Harley, being an arrear due to him as Colonel of a regiment and captain of a company of footEarly Entry Book IV p. 356.
Same for 4,000l. to Richard Arundell, Governor of Pendennis Castle, on account of the arrears of the garrison thereof since its reduction to three companies, His Majesty having lately disbanded one of the companies in the said garrison to be paid off to the 2 Oct. inst.Ibid, pp. 357–8.
Notification of His Majesty's pleasure for the payment of the following notwithstanding his late restraint upon the paying of pensions: viz. 50l. to Mrs. Bourcher, for one quarter on a pension which is determined; 50l. to Eliz. Burley for one year on her pension and to continue it according to the letters patent; 20l. to Henry Thomas for half a year on his pension of 40l., and to continue it as above; 20l. to Elizabeth Carey for half a year on her pension and to continue it as above; Elizabeth Hudson 50l. upon her pension and to be continued as above. Followed by Treasurer Southampton's note to the Auditor of the Receipt. "Though the King hath given me direccons for these poore persons to be paied under his hand yet I think it will breed both His Majesty and my selfe trouble if they be allowed as pencons. And therefore conceive it fit rather to direct that upon the old Privy Seale dormant [for 2,000l. for royal bounty] you draw orders for these several sumes as for reward of service and doe you take privately some acquittance may be made use of hereafter to discharge their pencons of soe much."Ibid, p. 358–9.
Money warrant, dormant, for the annuity or yearly rent of 20l. to William Freeman for his office of Captain or keeper of Sandown Castle, co. Kent: as by the letters patent of April 18 last.Ibid, p. 359.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on the Excise for 801l. 10s. 0d., being three months' pay of the garrison of Plymouth, July 10 last to the 1st inst.Ibid.
Money warrant for 8,918l. 7s. 6d. to Lawrence Hide for the following for wares and commodities by the following person furnished for the use of His Majesty's Robes, as by a certificate from Viscount Mansfield, late Master of the Robes: viz. Alderman Edward Tunssell, William Terry. John Eaton, Bartholomew Parsons, Edward Young, Richard Downing, George Lee, Francis Manby, Thomas Hawley, Mr. Allen, Mr. Cartwright, Richard Muncke, Paul Fernie, John Jervase, Edmund Harrison, George Pinckney, and Richard Chase: each for sums severally detailed making up said total.Ibid, p. 360.
Same, dormant, for the several monthly wages and allowances to be paid by William Legg, Master of the Armoury, to divers armourers called the Almayne Armourers of Greenwich, being 21 in number, with the monthly allowance for incidents of the said armoury.Ibid, pp. 360–1.
Same for the fee of 2s. 6d. a day and 1l. 6s. 8d. per an. for a livery to John Loup for the office or place of Clerk of the Armouries within the Tower of London, Greenwich, and other places within the kingdom of England.Ibid, pp. 361–2.
Same for the wages or fee of 100 marks per an. to William Legg for the office of Master of the Armouries at Greenwich and in the Tower, and the fee of 12d. a day for himself and 6d. a day for a groom, and 3d. a day for a boy: as by the letters patent of 1660, June 23.Ibid, p. 362.
Money warrant for 20l. per an, to the Earl of Sandwich for creation money.Ibid. p. 363.
Oct. 24Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of some plate, cambrics, hollands, &c., stolen and attempted to be exported by Thomas Fusbech, an apprentice of Guthlake Folleot, of London, linen draper.Early Entry Book X. pp. 231–2.
Prefixing:—Note of said Folleot's petition, and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to Auditor Kinsman to take the accompt of Sir George Carey, prefixed in abstract, of his expenditure in pailing in the new park in New Forest, HampshireIbid, V. p. 27.
[?][Entry of allowance by] Treasurer Southampton of Viscount Fanshaw's bills of disbursements for parchment and other necessaries for the blank books of the outports and London, respectively detailed, for one year to 1663, XmasIbid, IV. p. 355.
Oct. 27Money warrant for 100l. to Richard Bynns as royal bounty.Ibid, p. 363.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 24th inst.
Same for 300l. to Sir Thomas Prestwich as royal bounty. [See Nov. 23 infra p. 558.]Ibid, p. 364.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 20th inst.
Oct. 28Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 540l. on the warrant for 928l. to Sir George Carteret. Treasurer of the Navy, for repairing the houses and offices on Tower Hill belonging to the Victualler of the Navy, as by the Privy Seal of 1662, August 27.Ibid, p. 363.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Long, Auditor of the Receipt. "The warrant for the payment to His Majesties Privy Purse of the seizures, fines or forfeitures of prohibited goods or merchandize, except such summes as are upon the said commodities granted to the Farmers of the Customes is soe to be observed as that the King's part be distinguisbl upon every perticuler seizure from the interest that is payable to the Farmers: that soe the Farmers be paid out of the thing itselfe and not expect defalcacons out of their rent, the same being soe ordered to be paid into the Exchequer and assigned upon as cannot be diverted."Ibid, p. 368.
Oct. 29Money warrant for the repayment to Sir Charles Berkley, Robert Spencer and Sir William Berkley of a moiety of 1,462l. 1s. 4½d. paid into the receipt by the accomptants and debtors named in the Privy Seal of June 30 last, being goods &c., not pardoned by the Act of Indemnity, and money due upon recognizances, &c.Ibid, p. 365.
[?]Same for 756l. to Lord Roberts. Lord Privy Seal, in further part of his allowance in lien of diet to Lady Day last. (Together with a note of a letter of direction allocating this and previous amounts on the Customs and the Tenths of York.)Ibid, p. 366.
Oct. 30Same for 4,800l. to Denzell Lord Holles for one year to the 29th inst. on his ordinary as Ambassador to the French King, as by the Privy Seal of May 31 last.Ibid.
Oct. 31Constitution by Treasurer Southampton of Gerrard Andrews, of London, gent., to be one of the King's waiters in London port on the surrender of Raph Newnham, gentIbid, X. p. 232.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Customs for the 10,000l. bestowed by the King on Sir Nicholas Crispe for his services, and lately for compounding a great debt with the East India Company.Ibid, IV. p. 367.
Oct. 31Money warrant for 130l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for two diamond rings sold by him and presented by the Queen Consort to the two Russian Ambassadors.Early Entry Book IV. p. 367.