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'Entry Book: November 1663', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 554-559. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80085 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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November 1663

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Nov. 4Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the King's Remembrancer for Exchequer process to issue against Sir John Prettyman, Receiver of First Fruits and Tenths, and his securities: for sums detained in his hands, and for failing to pass his accounts though often required to do so.Ibid, p. 369.
Nov. 7Money warrant for the allowance of 3l. 4s. 8d. a day to John Archer, Sergeant at Law, for acting as Judge of Assize last summer circuit for the Western counties.Ibid, p. 372.
Nov. 9Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to John Birch, Auditor of Excise, to prepare and pass the accounts of Sir Thomas Allen, John Ireton. Mr. Manton, and Mr. Puckle, late Governors of the Excise, viz. for 2½ years from 1657. March 25. conditionally upon their paying in the sum of 86l. 15s. 11d.Ibid, XII. pp. 52–4.
Prefixing:—Said Birch's certificate as to said accounts together with a memorandum thereupon.
Same from same to John Payne, Chief Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's office, to deliver back to the Auditor of the Excise the accounts of the abovesaid Sir Thomas Allen, John Ireton, Nathaniel Manton and William Puckle, as Governors of the Excise, in order to permit certain allowances to be inserted therein.Ibid, p. 61.
Nov. 10Money warrant for 50,000l. in part of 174,085l. to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy, for the wages, victuals, and wear and tear of ships for 9,000 men for five months and four days, 1661, Nov. 1, to 1662, March 25: as by the Privy Seal of 1662, May 14.Ibid, IV. p. 369.
Same for 900l. to the Earl of Teviot for provision of stones and other materials for raising and protecting the redoubt at the end of the pier at Dunkirk: as by the Privy Seal of April 14 last; being money remaining in the hands of Sir John Shaw unpaid to the Regiment of Guards at Dunkirk.Ibid, p. 371.
Same for 100l. for half a year's fees to Mr. Darcy to June 24 last, for the office of Master of the Studs; and for 400l. to same for half a year to Sept. 29 last, being allowance on the contract for provision of horses for his Majesty.Ibid, pp 371–2.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the payment to Sir William Wale of 4,000l. on the warrant already issued for 5,551l. 9s. 11d. to William Ashburnham for said Wale, being for the remainder of a debt due to said Wale for wines by him furnished for the King's Household; same to be by certain assignments detailed.Ibid, p. 374–5.
Money warrant for 17,400l. to Thomas Povie for the fourth three months' pay of the city, port and garrison of Tangier, August 4 last to the 4th inst.Ibid, p. 375.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay the 1,200l. per an. to Sir Henry de Vic, Chancellor of the Garter for the order of the Garter, as by the former warrant to the Customs Commissioners.Ibid, p. 376.
Nov. 10Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies on the Customs for the half-year to Lady Day next for pay of the garrison at Landguard Point: that garrison being now to be dissolved.Early Entry Book IV. pp. 376–7.
Money warrant for 686l. 13s. 3d. to the Duke of Albemarle for the profits of Bestwood Park, 1662, March 25 to 1663, Sept. 29.Ibid, p. 377.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Nailer as royal bounty.Ibid.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 31st ult.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy, concerning his demand of yesterday for further assignments for the Navy. "You know now ceases our taxes and subsidies and extraordinary supplies; and are not ignorant how the several branches of the revenue are assigned soe as now that which makes all thinges yeild to it, necessity, will oblige both you and mee to expect noe more then is in our power. The last half-yeres expense of the Navy (when wee hoped for a considerable retrenchment) hath absolutely frustrated all my hopes, for knowing how the revenue was anticipated I believed the supplies that might have been afforded you out of the subsidies with your assignments would have kept us cleere to have begun upon a new account Lady Day next when the Customs wilbe free." The Navy account stands thus:—Ibid, pp. 373–4.
Paid and assigned to the Navy Treasurer since the King came in to Michaelmas last1,333,000
Expenses of the Navy to Lady Day last1,109,952
Expenses of the Navy, Lady Day to Michaelmas last, wages167,215
Expenses of the Navy, Lady Day to Michaelmas last, stores88,967
"This premised and that now your assignments from the subsidies of 50,000l. not serving us to the good end I hoped they would have done to have saved us betwixt Michaelmas and Lady Day next when the Customs would have been free, I thinke it my duty timely to advertise [you] that all that can bee done for the Navy henceforward is that on the Customs they [the Navy] have an assignment of 200,000l by the yeare to begin from Michaelmas last. And though there appeare now an arreare of above 30,000l. yet in the last half-yere's account wear and tear and other things are valued which I conceave in such streights as wee are now [in] may bee omitted in that account and wrought off by those stores since bought. Now God knows this must bee done very imperfectly and lamely because wee must assigne upon the half-yeare to end at Michaelmas next that which is for the expenses of Lady Day next. But I have told you the necessity and by my conjecture the occasion. I am ready then to make an assigment on the Customes of 100,000l. The Farmers are ready (for now their rent is certayne and their credit begins to mend) to make this usefull by advancing what they can or securing who ever hath advanced. The greater straights we are in the more you shall have my care and endeavours to further the service. But that I may timely tell you this is the extent of my tedder is the scope of this long letter."
Nov. 10Treasurer Southampton to Sir Robert Long. The following sums being to be paid out of the four subsidies. to the end an equality may be observed in their payments, I conceive it fit that each of them receive a moiety of what is allotted out of the first two subsidies and the other moiety out of the last two, viz.Early Entry Book. IV. p. 370.
For Ireland (Earl of Anglesey)60,000
" Guards (Mr. Fox)50,000
" Navy (Treasurer thereof)50,000
" garrisons if not otherwise supplied20,000
" Privy Purse (Viscount Fitz Hardinge)10,000
" King's servants (Treasurer of the Chamber)12,000
" debts on [Crown] lands [Clutterbuck and Fisher)20,000
" Grooms of the Bedchamber6,400
" French Ambassador (Lord Holles)1,200
" Russia debt (Vyner and Backwell)10,000
" Wardrobe (Earl of Sandwich)10,000
Nov. 13Money warrant for 10,000l. to Viscount Fitz Hardinge for the Privy Purse: as by the Privy Seal of the 5th inst.Ibid, p. 378.
Nov. 16Same for 50,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy in further part of the 174,085l. for the Navy, as by the Privy Seal of 1662, May 14.Ibid, pp. 378–9.
Same for 200l. to Lady Katherine Byron, relict of Sir Thomas Byron, as royal bounty.Ibid. p. 379.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 7th inst.
Same, dormant, for the fee of 33l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Edward Dering, of London, merchant, for the office of merchant for the East parts beyond the seas, for buying and providing of pitch, tar, hemp, flax, oakum, sailcloths, cables, ropes, irons, masts, oars. &c., useful for the Navy: as by the letters patent of 1660, Sept. 10.Ibid, p. 380.
Same for the fee of 6l. per an. to Samuel Mearne for the office of bookbinder of all books and volumes whatsoever printed, bought or provided for His Majesty's use in the kingdom of England: as by the letters patent of 1660, June 20.Ibid.
Notification by Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt of the King's pleasure for payment of the pensions of Sir Raph Knight and Sir Jo. Cloberry as exceptions to the late order for suspending of pensions.Ibid. p. 379.
Nov. 17Treasurer Southampton's subscription of a royal warrant to permit Monsieur Lamego to embark 12 geldings for the use of Ruy Gellos de Menezez to transport them into Portugal.Ibid, X. p. 235.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Adrian May for the charges and expenses of bringing the water to Hampton Court for planting there, and at Greenwich, and for other His Majesty's secret services: as by the Privy Seal of Oct. 13 last.Ibid, IV. p. 378.
Nov. 18Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Francis Stevens, one of the Sergeants at Arms attending the Lord Treasurer, to arrest John Foorth for opprobrious speeches against the Excise Commissioners uttered by him in the cause depending before the Commissioners for Appeals [in Excise] between said John Foorth and John Prior.Ibid, p. XII. 54.
Nov. 20Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers and officers strictly enjoining them to observe the following letters patent and to assist the execution and carrying out of the intention of same in every way, viz.:—By letters patent of August 19 last His Majesty did incorporate the framework knitters by the name of Master, Wardens, Assistants and Society or mystery of framework knitters of London and Westminster and England and Wales. His Majesty is informed that divers persons, as well subjects and aliens, have by secret and indirect ways sought to carry the said art and mystery of framework knitting into foreign parts to the great damage of this nation, it being an English invention. By the said letters patent, therefore, the King forbad any person to carry or send beyond sea any frame or engine for making of silk stockings or other things appertaining to the manufacture of framework knitting or of any part or parcel thereof: and granted power to the said society to seize such frames, &c., so attempted to be exported.Early Entry Book X. pp. 233–5.
Money warrant for 40l. to Robert Earl of Cardigan for two years to Lady Day last on the late Earl's creation money: and dormant warrant for payment of said creation money in future.Ibid, IV. p. 381.
Same for the pension of 600l. per an. to Sir Bernard Gascoyne from 1660, June 24, as by letters patent of Sept. 12 last, and as by a particular royal warrant of the 2nd inst. ordering payment of said pension in spite of the late order for stopping the payment of all pensions. Two years hereon, viz. 1,200l., to be assigned on the rent of the Customs farm.Ibid, p. 382.
Same for what is grown due to John Hill from 1661, Xmas, on the allowance of 50l. per an. as keeper of Battles Walks, alias Battles Bailiwick, in Windsor Forest: as by the letters patent of 1661, Dec. 3, and Privy Seal of 1662–3, Feb. 20: being for the provision of hay and increase of the keepers' wages.Ibid, p. 383.
Same for 2,700l. to Stephen Fox for secret service without accompt: as by the Privy Seal of July 11 last.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of some Irish linen yarn shipped in Ireland for England in the "Goodspeed," Richard Williamson master, and seized for being landed at Liverpol without payment of Custom.Ibid, X. p. 266.
Prefixing:—Note of Edward Martin's petition concerning same, and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
[?]Money warrant for 100l. to Veronica Platt, widow of Colonel Platt, as royal bounty.Ibid, IV. p. 384.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 11th inst.
Nov. 21Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Francis Stephen, one of His Majesty's Serjeants at Arms, to arrest John Autterbury, of London, packer, Henry Stick. of London merchant, Peter Barnee, merchant, and William Naylor, headborough, of Kennington, for conveying wrought silk by night on horseback with a view to evading Customs.Ibid, X. p. 233.
Nov. 22Money warrant for 5,000l., in part of 30,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for the expenses of the Household: as by the Privy Seal of July 16 last.Ibid, IV. p. 387.
Nov. 23Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Thomas Prestwich as royal bounty in place of the 300l. formerly warranted the 27th ult.: the Privy Seal dormant of Sept. 5 last, not warranting the payment of any sum above 200lEarly Entry Book IV. pp. 384–5.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 17th inst.
Nov. 24Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of calfskins shipped by Peter Harvy for France in the ship "Francis," David Robins master.Ibid, X. p. 236.
Prefixing:—Note of said Harvy's petition, and Customs Farmers report thereon.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Mayor of Leicester, concerning the former letter of the 8th ult., supra, p. 548, touching the case between Clay, a common brewer, and the Excise Farmers. "And wee being now agayne informed that notwithstanding our letter there hath nothing been done therein and that the said Clay doth threaten, revile and abuse the said farmers officers coming to his house; wee have once more thought fit to reminde you thereof as also to acquaint you with this further complaint to witt that you do not permitt the farmers' officers to bee wittnesses for them in cases that come before you but discountenance them, calling them informers and incourage the brewers." Mildly request them to the Excise Farmers justice.Ibid, XII. p. 57.
Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers praying them to send to the Exchequer in five or six days 1,500l., being assigned to Sir Richard Ford for a service which he is to do for His Majesty which requires a present supply.Ibid, IV. p. 386.
Warrant from same to the Receipt for a tally on the Crand Commissioners of Excise for 1,000l. as so much money paid into the Exchequer by them: same to be paid to Col. Arundell and Sir Francis Godolphin as upon their account for Pendennis and Scilly garrisons.>   p. 387.
Same from same to same to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from William Cayley, of Brompton, co. YorkIbid, p. 389.
Same from same to same for installing the First Fruits of the Bishopric of Worcester, amounting to 944l. 17s. 6¾d. for same to be paid in four yearly instalments.Ibid, p. 390.
Money warrant for 30,000l. to the Earl of Anglesey out of the first moneys that shall come into the Treasury of the four subsidies, to be him paid to Edward Backwell to repay the 30,000l. advanced to said Earl for the affairs of Ireland, as by agreement with the King.Ibid, pp. 385–6.
Nov. 26Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Justices of Peace for co. Warwick concerning the complaint from the Excise Farmers and Commissioners of said county, that their officers have been beaten and abused in the execution of their office, and that no redress has been obtained thereupon from the Justices at the General Sessions, "and further that the orderly course of law for recovering of the same hath been obstructed by some of your number and that contrary to law by order of Sessions you have discharged offenders from the fines and penalties. . . barely upon payment of the single duty; and further that by like order of Sessions you have discharged the keeper of the common gaole from payment of any Excise or arrears of the same for beere sold in his house, notwithstanding wee have formerly informed you that all gaoles in England doe pay Excise for the beere by them sold and spent in their respective prisons." Therefore request them to give due dispatch to the farmers and their officers according to the law, and particularly to cause the said gaoler to pay his duties and arrears.Ibid, XII. pp. 55–6.
Nov. 26Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to strike tallies of assignment (on the 70,000l. per an. for Tangier) for the arrears of the pension of 1,000l. per an. to the Earl of Peterborough: as by the Privy Seal of the 26th ult.Early Entry Book IV. pp. 387–8.
Nov. 27Letters patent by Treasurer Southampton constituting William Goodwyne to be one of the King's waiters, London port, loco Darell Mundy, lately deceased.Ibid, X. p. 237.
Warrant from same to Francis Stevens, Sergeant at Arms, to arrest William Blackwell, of Nuneaton, co. Warwick, for abusing John Barber, an Excise officer of said county, when levying a distress upon him.Ibid, XII. p. 61.
Nov. 30Same from same to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from John Bellott (Bellot), of Moreton, co. Chester.Ibid, IV. p. 390.
Same from same to Richard Gregory, the messenger, to apprehend all persons refusing to give account of and bond for repayment of the arrears of the 18 months' assessment (as under date 1663, Sept. 17, supra, p. 545).Ibid, p. 396.