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'Entry Book: May 1668', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 2: 1667-1668 (1905), pp. 562-576. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80255 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
May 2Privy seal for 300l. to Richard Russell. for so much disbursed; 200l. to Sir Peter Wiche as Envoy to Portugal; 204l. to Henry Coventry for disbursements in Sweden.Ibid, XV. p. 45.
May 4Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to prepare a bill for the Great Seal for a grant to the Treasury Lords of the Alienation Office (the profits of the writs of covenant and writs of entry arising upon all compositions made in the Alienation Office) for seven years from Lady Day last at the rent of 1,346l. 12s. 0d. for the writs of covenant and 200l. per an. for the writs of entry: to be paid termly into the Hanaper: and the overplus to be paid into the Receipt.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 104
[?]Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal to James Clarke of the manor of East Moulsey, co. Surrey.Ibid.
May 4Treasury warrant to the Auditor and Receiver of Crown revenues for cos. Oxford and Berks to continue payment of the annuity of 30l. granted to Sir Thomas Clarges by letters patent of 1667, Oct. 23; the general Treasury directions of April 2 last having directed the Auditors of the revenue and of imprest not to allow any payments by any Receivers or Farmers to be made by virtue of any letters patent or privy seals without a Treasury order in that behalf.Ibid, p. 105.
May 4Royal warrant for repayment to Lord Colepper of a loan of 1,090l. with interest. (Money warrant, May 20.)Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XV. p. 112; XX. p. 65.
[?]Same to enable the trustees of certain lands, detailed, held in trust for the Queen Mother, to surrender same to the King by way of exchange, viz. parcels of land near the Banquetting House, and in St. Martins in the Fields, Soho, Spitalfields and Chelsea.Ibid, XV. pp. 113–5.
May 4Sir G. Downing to Sir John Warr, concerning Mr. Trethewy's commission as Receiver of the One and the Eleven Months' taxes.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 126.
Same to Mr. Bridgman forwarding an account of moneys assigned out of the Exchequer to the Privy Purse.Ibid, p. 127.
Same to Sir John Shaw to make his account for the Navigation duty more particular.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Coppinger concerning a complaintIbid, p. 128.
Same to Sir R. Long to deliver to Col. Legg four orders for the 10,000l. for Sheerness and to deliver to the Victualler of the Navy such of the orders for the 30,000l. as are already assigned to him by the creditors of the Navy.Ibid.
Signature by the Treasury Lords of orders for 2l. to John Lawrence as reward for lending His Majesty 100l.: 8l. to Oliver Neave for same of 400l.: 2l. to Edmond Warcupp for same of 100l.: 2l. to John Watbridge for same of 100l.: 8l. to Sir Theodore Vaux for same of 400l.Treasury Order Book XXXV. p. 133.
Treasury warrant to Bartholomew Fillingham, deputy to the Commissioners for bringing in the Royal Aids. &c., to pay out of the receipts thereof such sums as shall be authorised by orders to be given him by Sir W. Doyly, Bart., and the four Tellers of the Exchequer as Commissioners appointed for managing, exchanging and bringing in His Majesty's moneys of the Aids, Poll, &c., &c.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 93.
Same to the Tellers of the Receipt in their function as above, to pay to Roger Rowe, of Wrookwardine, co. Salop, his salary as Solicitor for the Eleven Months' tax for co. Anglesea, &c.Ibid, p. 94.
Money warrant for 5,999l. 19sd. to John Kirke, Receiver and Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: for one year for said Band in part of 16,501l. 12s. 10¼d. arrears.Ibid, XXII. pp. 1–2, 143
Same for 1,000l. to Charles Lord Gerard of Brandon, a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.Ibid, XX. p. 44.
Same for 1 000l. to the Duke of Richmond as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.Ibid, p. 45.
May 5Money warrant for 1¼ years to Thomas Davis, the late King's barber, in part of 646l. arrear on his annuity of 125l.Ibid, p. 46
Same for 400l. to the Cofferer to be assigned to the four equerries attending the Queen Consort, viz. Sir Edward Carr, Sir Algernoone May, Edward Halsey, and William Horwood, on their 100l. per an. each in lieu of diet: from 1663, Sept. 29.Ibid, pp. 61–2.
May 6Money warrant for 70l. 16s. 3d. to Sir Robert Crooke as arrears on his fee of 47l. 4s. 2d. per an.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XVIII. p. 15.
[?]Same for 7l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Gundry and 6l. to John Tuthill, secondaries in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office.Ibid, p. 16.
May 6Signature by the Treasury Lords of orders as follows: 36 orders for in all 15,800l. to Samuel Pepys for Tangier: 20l. to Mr. Wardour, Clerk of the Pells: 200l. to John Seymour for services: 10l, to Timothy Coles as gratuity for procuring 1,000l. to be lent to the King.Treasury Order Book XXXV. pp. 133–5.
The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up Charles Crompton's bonds as late Receiver of Hearth money, co. Beds.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 86.
Same to same to stay process against John Reeves et al., Farmers of Hearth money for London.Ibid. p. 87.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Lawrence to pursue the directions in the report as below.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 95.
Prefixing:—Report, dated 1668, April 30, to the Treasury from Sir G. Palmer concerning the 1.199l. 10s. 2½d. of the Aids, &c., of co. Oxford, being received by Okes (as deputy to Mr. Stampe) and Clutterbuck. Advises prosecution against Okes and Clutterbuck for fraud.
Money warrant for one year to Thomas Ellyott, Master of the Harriers, in part of 625l. arrears on his fee of 500l. per an.Ibid, XX.p. 46.
Sir G. Downing to Auditor Parsons concerning Col. Trevanyon's Cornwall account.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 129.
May 7Warrant for a privy seal for 3,000l. per an. for the Duke of York's children out of Excise Office reductions. (Privy seal May 18.)Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XV. pp. 99, 131.
Money warrant for 35l. to Anthony Parsons on his fee of 20l. per an, as an Auditor of the Exchequer Court.Ibid, XVIII. p. 17.
Same for 20l. to Harold Kinsman, executor of Richard Kinsman, late an Auditor of the Exchequer Court.Ibid.
Same for 500l. and 500l. to Edward Arden for the Commissioners for Accounts.Ibid, pp. 17–18, 19.
Same for 50l to William and Anthony Willson for discovering clippers and coiners.Ibid, p. 18.
Warrant to Thomas Townesend to pay or assign 2,000l. to Andrew Newport and Bullen Reymes for the Wardrobe.Ibid, pp. 18–19.
Money warrant, dormant, for the perpetuity of 5l. per an. to James Long.Ibid, p. 20.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Clayton making an appointmentTreasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 129.
Same to Bevis Lloyd to stop the 400l. in his hands 14 days longer, which time my Lords have given to the Earl of Carbery to perfect his accounts.Ibid, p. 130.
Same to Sir R. Long for an account how all the little branches of the revenue are charged, that is to say, all except the Customs, Excise, and Hearth money.Ibid,p. 132.
May 7The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Bevis Lloyd, Receiver of Crown revenues for South Wales.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 106.
Same to same to issue out process against Thomas Herlackenden, late Receiver of Aids for Kent.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 96.
Same [to same] to stay process against several persons as rising out of the difference between the Commissioners for the monthly assessment for co. Monmouth.Ibid, p. 97.
May 8Privy seal for 20 tuns of wine to Theobald, Earl of Carlingford, as royal bounty. (Warrant May 19.)Ibid, XV. p. 102.
Same for 1,050l. to Marmaduke Darcy as royal bounty for services, &c., abroad and at home.Ibid, p. 71.
Same for [300l.] to Baptist May for the Privy PurseIbid, p. 124; XXII.p. 66.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Sir George Sonds for arrears of rent due to the Crown for the priory of Pilton, co. Devon.Ibid XXXVII. p. 107.
May 9Privy seal for 3l. a day to Sir Robert Southwell as Envoy Extra-ordinary to Portugal, and for 607l. still due to him as Envoy residing there, and 150l. for extraordinaries, and for an advance of 243l. on his ordinary as above. (Warrant May 19.)Ibid, XV. pp. 103–4; XVIII. p. 22
May 13Sir G. Downing to the Commissioners of the Ordnance, the Treasurer of the Chamber. the Privy Purse, the Jewel House and the officers of the Works, to know whether the retrenchment made by the King in Council, March 16 last, of the charges in their respective offices have come to their hands, that they may govern themselves accordingly.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 133.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Privy Purse for the provision of Angel gold, otherwise called medals for healing pieces of Crown gold.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XVIII.p. 20.
Treasury warrant for 250l. of the salary of Justice Browne, lately deceased, to be paid to Sir Wm. Wild.Ibid, p. 21.
Privy seal for 100l. and 100l. to Saml. Tooker, Consul at Tripoli, and 100l. per an.Ibid, XV p. 109; XVIII. p. 23.
Signature by the Treasury Lords of orders for 50l. to William Willson and Anthony Willson for services: 3l. to Symon Smith for gratuity: 1,000l. to Edward Arden for diets, house rent and charges of the Commissioners of Accounts: 100l. to Thomas Price as royal bounty to enable him to return to Bombay: 1l. to Isaac Corner as gratuity for procuring 50l. to be lent to the King: 500l. to Baptist May for healing medals.Treasury Order Book XXXV. p. 136.
Treasury warrant to Richard Gregory to arrest John Hall John Nott, John Brooke, deputies of Nicholas Mosely, late Receiver of Hearth money for co. Chester, for detaining the King's moneys.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 87.
The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to put in suit the bonds relating to the moneys collected for the relief of the Protestants in Piedmont.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 40.
Instruction from Sir G. Downing to Sir Robert Southwell to carry to the Commissioners for Prizes the accounts of moneys due to the King for prizes in the hands of Col. Norwood at Tangier.Ibid.
May 13Money warrant for 1,000l. to John, Earl of Rochester, as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XX. p. 47.
Same for one year to Mary, relict of Toby Whittaker, late one of the King's physicians, in part of 87l. 10s. 0d. arrear on his fee of 50l. per an.Ibid, p. 48.
Same for 80l. 16s. 8d. to Andrew Lawrence, Surveyor of the Ways.Ibid, p. 49.
Same for a year to Mary, relict of Stephen Strong, late of the King's music, in part of 93l. 1s. 8d. arrear on his fee of 46l. 10s. 10d. per an.Ibid.
Same for one year to Robert, brother and executor of Edward Strong, one of the King's music, in part of 165l. 6s. 9d. arrear on the fee of 66l. 2s. 6d. per an.Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to Viscount Mandeville, as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.Ibid, p. 50.
Same for one year each to John Robinson, Tho. Witherden, Richard Elton, William Lowe, John Maxwell, Henry Carter, and Bartholomew Lucar, Grooms of the Chamber to the Queen Consort, in part of 894l. 5s. 0d. arrears on their fee of 33l. 10s. 0d. each.Ibid.
Same for one year to John Baggott and Edward Martin, Pages of the presence to the late King, in part of 400l. arrears on their fee of 40l. per an.Ibid.
May 14Sir G. Downing to Mr. Newcombe to forbear to deliver out any of the Acts for the wine duty: but to send 10 copies to the Treasury.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I.p. 136.
Same to Sir John Talbott, Sir James Smith, &c., farmers of the Country Excise, for the names of the proposed lesses of said farm.Ibid, p. 138.
Money warrant for 4,000l. to William Chiffinch for secret service.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XVII. p. 21.
Warrant for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir John Knightly, of Offchurch, co. Warwick.Ibid, XVIII. p. 26.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Joshua Greetehead of certain of the possessions of Thomas Walker, of Leeds, co. Yorks, merchant, seized by the sheriff of co. Yorks.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 108.
Prefixing:—A particular of the premises.
Entry of the reference from the King to the Treasury and to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of the Earl of Rochester for a grant of the office of the four bailiwicks, otherwise called the eight walks, in the Forest of Wychwood, co. Oxford, and the office of Ranger of said forest; as formerly granted to Edward, Earl of Clarendon, who is now departed the kingdom, and so incapable to execute same.Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 111–2.
Treasury warrant to Sergeant Stevens to release Charles Trevanyon, late Receiver of Aids for co. Cornwall.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 97.
The Duke of Albemarle to the Earl of Craven and the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of Middlesex to free from the duty of the militia Edward Falconbridge, John Spicer, John Taylour, and Charles Twitty, officers and clerks of the Receipt of the Exchequer.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 39.
May 14Warrant for changing two tallies for the Wardrobe for 100l. each levied in 1661 on the Hanaper.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXII. p. 135.
Money warrant for 400l. to Edward Capell in part of 2,600l. arrears on his pension of 400l. per an.Ibid. p. 89.
May 15Sign manual for a Commission for the New Farmers of Excise, viz to William Forth, Doctor of Laws, Robert Huntington. Richard Kingdon and John James.Ibid. XV. pp. 107–8.
Privy seal for 30 tuns of wine to Count de Dhona, Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Sweden. (Warrant May 18).Ibid, p. 102.
Sir G. Downing to the Grand Commissioners of Excise as to the best way of collecting the wine duty.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 140.
May 18Same to Sir John Talbott, &c., for the names of the securities of the new lessees of the County Excise.Ibid, p. 141.
Signature by the Treasury Lords of orders as follows: 39 orders to Sir Stephen Fox for the Guards for in all 78 755l. 18s. 8d.. 17 orders for William Ashburnham for the Household for in all 17,716l. 12s. 0d.: 7 orders to the Earl of Anglesey for the Navy for in all 20,000l: for 478l. 16s. 0d. to Sir Jeffery Shackerley for Chester garrison: 4,000l. to William Chiffinch for secret service.Treasury Order Book XXXV. pp. 137–9.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to prepare a bill for the King's signature for a grant of certain fee farm rents, detailed, in the lordship of Sheriff Hutton and the manors of Ottringham. Cottingham, &c., co. Yorks, to Viscount Grandison and George Villiers.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 114–5.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's particular of the premises.
Money warrant for 13,500l. to Mr. Pepys for TangierIbid, XXIV. p. 1.
May 19Entry of reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Anthony Gilby for a grant of a place called the Great Sand or Sunck lying over against the parishes of Ottringham, Patrington and Easington, in Holderness, co. Yorks.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 109.
Same of same to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Cary Haydon for a grant of concealed lands in Tamworth, co. Warwick.Ibid, p. 112.
Money warrant for 25,300l. to Sir Dennys Gawden for the victualling (sea service): on the Wine Act.Ibid, XL. p. 1.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Lawrence to get the Solicitor General's opinion as to the recovery of the 500l. in the hands of Mr. Keen, late Receiver of Aids for Suffolk.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 98.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Countess of Portland: on her pension.Ibid, XXII. p. 90.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to reserve the moiety of the first two months of the Eleven Months' tax to supply the deficiency on the Additional Aid.Ibid, XXIII. pp. 3–4.
Money warrant for a year to Sir Richard Bishop, a Serjeant at Arms, in part of his arrears of 371l. 16s. 10½d.Ibid, XX. p. 50.
Same for one year to James Roper, falconer, in part of 85l. 11s. 0d. arrear on his fee of 38l. 0s. 5d. per an.Ibid.
May 19Money warrant for one year to Theophilus Fitz, one of the King's music, in part of 139l. 12s. 6d. arrear on his fee of 46l. 10s. 10d.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XX. p. 51.
Same for 100l. to Anna, relict of William Haddock. as royal bounty.Ibid, pp. 62–3.
Appending:—Copy of an Order of Council, dated April 24 last.
Same for half-a-year to the Earl of Nottingham on his arrears of 1,166l. 7s. 4d. on his annuities of 1,000 marks and 500l.Ibid, p. 66.
May 20Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long concerning Mr. Chiffinch's paper of fees demanded at the Exchequer on the 4.000l. for secret service. "Although the privy seal be for secret service without accompt yet in truth the money is to be by him disbursed for His Majesties speciall service. But I have spoke with Mr. Chiffinch and he is contented to pay [Exchequer fees] for the same after the rate moneys pay for the Privy Purse."Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 143.
Same to same concerning five tallies, detailed, of Mr. Backwell on the Customs Farmers.Ibid, p. 144.
Sign manual for a privy seal to empower the new Commissioners of Excise to contract with any persons for the Farm of the Excise of the counties or cities.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XV. pp. 110–2.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and Receiver General of Crown revenues for the Duchy of Cornwall to continue to Elizabeth Johnson, relict of Major Thomas Johnson, one of the officers of the Coldstreamers, the payment of the rents of the manor, park and woods of Liskeard, in possession of which said Johnson was confirmed by the Commissioners for examination of sales of Crown and Church lands, and by Act of Parliament for ratification of leases within said Duchy.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 109.
The Treasury Lords to Sir C. Harbord for a constat of the lands and encroachments contained in the royal warrant of the 18th inst. in favour of Roger Whitley.Ibid, p. 110.
Money warrant for 30,000l. to the Earl of Anglesey: for the charges of setting out the extraordinary fleet this year: to be on the Wine Act.Ibid, XL. p. 1.
Treasury warrant to Dr. John Twisden, doctor in physic, Francis Pargiter, of London, merchant, and John Sams, Farmers of the alum works, to pay the annuity of 400l. to Sir John Bennet in spite of the Treasury warrant of 1667, Aug. 6, which stopped several payments out of the alum farm.Ibid, XXII. p. 37.
Money warrant for 46l. 10s. 10d. to Hanah, daughter of Clement Lanier, late one of the King's music: 40l. to Solomon Burbury, administrator of Angeli Notari, late same: 46l. 10s. 10d. to Thomas Finch (Fynell), administrator of Henry Bassano, late same: and 20l. to Elizabeth, relict of Henry Pursell, late same.Ibid, XX. p. 64
May 21Sir G. Downing to the Earl of Anglesey concerning Backwell and Colville's procuring what money they can for the paying off the ships.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 145.
Same to the Customs Farmers concerning their 200,000l. loan on their farm.Ibid.
Same to the Farmers of the London Excise and to the Grand Commissioners of Excise for the list of unpaid tallies on the Country Excise.Ibid, pp. 145–6.
May 21Signature by the Treasury Lords of orders for 15,060l. to Edward Backwell for repayment of loan: 4l. to Thomas Robson as reward for procuring 200l. to be lent to the King: 63l. 13s. 1d. to John Knights for blocks delivered to the Navy: 55l. 15s. 5d. to John Young for furnishing the meeting room in the Navy Office: 162l. 1s. 0d. to same for provisions delivered to the Stores: 67l. 5s. 0d. to Nicholas Hamond for cordage: 29l. 10s. 2d. to Nicholas Hammond for workmanship: and to the following for provisions delivered to the Stores, viz. William Chambers 959l. 15s. 0d.: John Young 10l. 16s. 0d. and 119l. 17s. 6d.: Sir William Warren 567l. 6s. 3d.: Ralph Whistler 638l. 11s. 8d.: Richard Parker 32l. 15s. 9d.: Richard Bedford 508l. 18s. 4d. and 158l. 6s. 4d.: and 158l. 6s. 4d.: Thomas Baily 66l. 8s. 9d.: John Young 10l. 4s. 0d. and 5l. 5s. 3d.: Henry Higgford 882l. 3s. 9d.: Henry Whistler 590l. 17s. 0d. and 812l. 15s. 3d.: John Young 484l. 18s. 0d. and 450l. 16s. 4d.: Henry Whistler 574l. 1s. 3d.: Richard Howell 1,518l. 15s. 5d.: John Young 633l. 8s. 4d.: Mrs Ann Porter 60l.: Rich. Ridge 262l. 2s. 10d.: John Downing 467l. 10s. 5d.: William Bushell 492l. 12s. 4d.: Robert Morecock 193l. 19s. 6d., 214l. 15s. 0d, 307l. 11s. 1d., 199l. 1s. 6d.: Richard Bedford 24l. 13s. 6d.: John Timbrell 697l. 15s. 0d.: Peter Blackborow 377l. 14s. 0d.: Henry Battinson, 127l. 15s. 9d., 25l. 2s. 11d.. Edw. Deering 5,457l. 18s. 0d.: John Downing 343l. 19s. 4d., 422l. 10s. 0d., 555l. 7s. 0d. Francis Searles 33l. 15s. 9d.: Thomas Greene 34l. 16s. 5d.: William Edgell 1 432l. 17s. 1d.; Nicholas Hamond 79l. 6s. 5d.: Hen. Hunt 93l.: John Lee 72l. 0s. 4d.: Robert Bushell 118l. 12s. 0d.: John Osborne 24l. 18s. 10d.: Edm. Hunt 227l. 3s. 8d.: John Charles 282l. 19s. 11d.: Edmund Rayner 2,413l. 14s. 10d.: William Watkins 140l. 6s. 0d.: Robert Foley 691l. 7s. 6d., 1,198l. 15s. 9d., 590l. 8s. 3d., 487l. 0s. 9d., 685l. 8s. 5¾d., 519l. 7s. 3¼d.: Henry Perrin 229l. 2s. 1d.: Sir William Warren 143l. 17s. 8d.: Richard Wigge 76l. 13s. 4d.: Humberston Hurst 345l. 16s. 2d., 11l. 8s. 0d.: John Hill 481l. 4s. 0d.: John Taylor 161l. 2s. 9d.: Thomas Hasleden 67l. 16s. 0d.: William Tollorry 72l. 1s. 10½d.: William Borroughs 33l. 15s. 0d., 33l. 10s. 0d., 34l. 14s. 2d., 45l. 3s. 4d., 32l. 6s. 8d.: Sir Wm. Warren, 45l: Edmond Newton 216l. 13s. 6d.: John Wilds 143l. 18s. 0d.: William Soverland 443l. 7s. 9d.: John Sellers 48l.: John Timbrell 704l. 18s. 1½d.: Henry Williamson 2,321l. 5s. 0d.: Thomas Birckhead 1,961l. 3s. 5½d.: John Hall 169l. 13s. 10½d.: John Morecock 257l. 5s. 6d.: John Mason 631l. 6s. 3d.: Robert Morecock 126l. 8s. 0d., 181l. 12s. 6d. Edw. Whistler 106l. 16s. 3d.: Edw. Studden, 162l. 1s. 10d.: John Linthorne 115l. 9s. 3d.: John Pemble 1,947l. 0s. 10d.: John Wilds 56l. 10s. 8d.: William Seagood, 305l. 2s. 0d.: Edw. Studden 212l. 0s. 3d.: John Pemble 369l.: Francis Pointz 236l. 17s. 1½d.: Thomas Stayne 261l. 2s. 11¼d.: Rob. Morecock 147l. 3s. 6d.: Jarvas Marlozden 100l. 2s. 0d.: Hen. Williamson 125l. 8s. 4d.: and to the following for the hire of ships:—Edward Gray 170l. 16s. 0d.: Tho. Helby 157l. 18s. 0d.: Mrs. Ann Porter 1.343l. 19s. 9d.: William Tralacony 1,032l. 3s. 3d.: Capt. John Miller 138l. 4s. 5d., 1,014l. 10s. 8d.: William Oliver 172l. 15s. 8d.: John Haslegrave 299l. 3s. 0d.: Robert Wood 144l. 9s. 0d.: Tho. Lucas 125l. 8s. 1d.: Rich. Moore 538l. 9s. 4d.: William Beckles 177l. 2s. 0d.: Edw. Hamond 1,250l.: Tho. Crafts 130l. 10s. 0d.: Tho. Browne 49l. 8s. 9d., 36l. 10s. 0d.: Robt. Goather 42l. 15s. 0d.: Tho. Simpson 315l. 12s. 5d.: Ellis Osborne 253l. 15s. 0d.: John Kempthorne 1,039l. 10s. 8d.: William Wilkinson 575l. 6s. 2d.: William Mayers 205l. 17s. 0d.: John Harris 33l. 6s. 0d.: Isaac Stockman 1,650l. 18s. 0d.: Tho. Tompson 495l.: James Watkins 383l. 10s. 0d.: Jarvas Maplezden 141l. 12s. 3d.: Edw. Gosling 824l. 3s. 6d.: James Lock 315l.: Tho. Craft 1,078l. 17s. 2d.: and to the following for work [done on His Majesty's ships]:—John Taylor 122l. 13s. 6d.: Issac Walker 554l. 4s. 2d.: John Harris 119l. 6s. 8d., 115l. 10s. 7¼d.: Samuel Ive (Ine ?) 195l. 12s. 1d.: Thomas Fletcher 127l. 14s 4d.: John Harris 2 711l. 1s. 4½d.: Thomas Harrison 239l. 12s. 9d.: Richard Millar 21l. 18s. 6d.: Tho. Carter 111l. 1s. 8d.Treasury Order Book XXXV. pp. 139–43.
May 21Treasury warrant for the arrest of Nicholas Coates, a surety of Robert Hill, Receiver of Hearth money for co. Cambridge.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 88.
Sir George Downing [to Sir C. Harbord] for a particular statement of the manors intended to be included in a lease to the Earl of Bath and his agents. Henry Dunscombe and John Turnor, of discoveries of concealed lands made by them in several counties to the value of 3,000l. per an.Ibid, XXXVII p. 110.
Treasury warrant to Evan Lloyd, sheriff of co. Montgomery, to sell the goods and chattels of David Powell, in part of his debt of 988l. 0s. 3d. to the King.Ibid, pp. 110–1.
Same to the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer for a particular of the lands of the abovesaid David Powell, as extended by said Evan Lloyd.Ibid, p. 110.
May 22Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Sir William Morton for a lease in the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid, p. 187.
The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to expedite the rules for the defalcations to be allowed to the Hearth money Farmers.Ibid, XXXVI. p. 88.
Treasury warrant to Francis Stephens to arrest Philip Harpham, of South Kelsey, late Head Collector of the Wapentake of Walshcroft, co. Lincoln, for the twelfth quarterly payment and the single month, on which collections he retains 361l. in his hands.Ibid, XXXIV. pp. 98–9.
Money warrant for 270l. to John Catcher, supervisor of the tin blowing houses in Devon and Cornwall: for pay of the persons employed in watching the several blowing houses and attending the coinages there from 1666, Xmas to 1668, Lady Day being five coinages and quarterly payments.Ibid, XXII. pp. 65–6.
Warrant to the Earl of Anglesey to change assignments of 3,000l. and 2,000l. to Edward Backwell from the Poll to the Eleven Months tax.Ibid, p. 4.
May 23Sir G. Downing to Mr. Hartlib making an appointment for the Hearth money Farmers.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 149.
Same to Mr. Burgess to dispatch this week's certificate, and for an account of what Poll orders on him are unpaid.Ibid, p. 152.
Same to Sir Edward Griffin for an account of the debt on his office without fail; "whereupon I was to have proposed something to my Lords this afternoon."Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burgess. "Many monthes agoe I sent to Sir R. Long the notes of the offices and debts upon the Excise Office, Treasury of the Chamber, Wardrobe and several others for him to draw an account of the debts upon them [said offices] by them [said papers]. And he hath not yet returned the said papers to mee. Wherefore I pray when he comes back from Nonsuch lett them all be looked out and returned to mee. But if it be possible let mee have them against three this afternoon for that then I shall have occasion for them."Ibid.
May 23Sir G. Downing to Mr. Newcomb for 100 copies of the act concerning Receivers.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 153.
Same to the Customs Farmers concerning their 200,000l. loan on their farm.Ibid, p. 154.
Same to Sir Tho. Player for an account of debts placed to be paid in the Chamber of London and of the tallies remaining in his hands for discharge of same and whether any of said tallies are likely to fall short and be unpaid by reason of the fire of London.Ibid.
May 24Money warrant for one year to James Parker, Keeper of the Armory at Westminster, on his fee of 18l. 5s. 0d. per an.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XX. p. 44.
May 26Sir G. Downing to the Grand Commissioners of Excise for a copy of the Sub-Commission granted by them to the several Sub-Commissioners in the counties.Treasury Outletters Miscellancous I. p. 155.
Money warrant for 30l. to Henry Thomas on his annuity of 40l.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XVIII. p. 23.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to grant the office of Searcher of Berwick port to Christopher Musgrave loco Mr. Conyers, lately deceased.Treasury Outletters Customs I. pp. 109–10.
Money warrant for 400l. to the Cofferer to be paid to Sir Edward Karre and Sir Algernoone May, Edward Holsall and William Horwood, the four escuyers attending the Queen Consort.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XX. pp. 70–1.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for 1,713l. 12s. 0d. to Sir J. Robinson for the pay of the garrison of the Tower: the warrant of Feb. 11 last for 571l. 4s. 0d. hereon being hereby to be cancelled.Ibid, pp. 72–3.
Money warrant for 10 000l. to the Queen ConsortIbid, p. 66.
Same for one year to Somerset Fox in part of 1,425l. arrear on his annuity of 300l.Ibid, p. 69.
Same for one year to Izabell Boynton, widow, in part of 250l. arrear on her pension of 200l. per an.Ibid.
May 27Treasury warrant to Auditor Sir Edm. Sawyer for a particular of the office of bailiff of the Seven Hundreds of Cookham and Bray, co. Berks, formerly granted to William Lee.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 116.
Prefixing:—The Surveyor General's report on Sir Philip Palmer's petition for same.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant of the several offices of bailiff and collector of the rents of divers chantries in co. Wilts to John Yerbury.Ibid, p. 118.
Prefixing:—A particular of said office.
[?]Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal to Hugh Speed of a messuage in Cullompton. co. Devon.Ibid, p. 119.
May 27Money warrant for half-a-year to the Countess of Brentford on her pension of 500l. per an.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XX. p. 69.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Newport and Coll. Reymes to attend Sir John Duncombe about providing linen cloth and lace for making crevats for the King. The King has given Mr. Chiffinch order to have one ready against to-morrow morning.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 157.
May 28Treasury warrant to the Auditor and Receiver of Crown revenues for cos Oxford and Berks to continue the payment to Capt. Benjamin Southwood, a Coldstreamer, of the rent of 16l. 2s. 0½d. out of several Crown manors in co. Berks, purchased by him of the late pretended powers: same having been suspended since 1667.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 113.
[?]Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal to Richard Callow of a messuage, &c., in Bedlington, co. Durham [Northumberland].Ibid.
May 28Royal warrant for 500l. to Dame Trevor for Sir John Trevor, Envoy, &c., to France.Ibid, XV. p. 116.
Sir G. Downing to the Solicitor General to send the rules for the Hearth money Farmers' defalcations.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 158.
Same to Sir R. Long forwarding the originals of several retrenchments made by the King upon several offices to take place at Lady Day last, [viz.] that upon the expenses of his Guards and garrisons: the Band of Pensioners: the Tower of London: Office of the Ordnance: Armoury: Household: Great Wardrobe: Privy Purse: Jewel House: Buildings: Treasury of the Chamber: charge for Intelligence: falconers: and buckhounds.Ibid, p. 159.
The Treasury to the King's Remembrancer to take care that no writ of appointment or writ of delivery issue out of the Exchequer upon any seizure of merchandize until receipt of a certficate under the hand of His Majesty's register for sezures, to the effect that the said seizures are registered in his office.Treasury Outletters Customs I. p. 110.
Signature by the Treasury Lords of orders to Sir Stephen Fox of 694l. 8s. 0d. for Harwich garrison: 120l. for Dartmouth, St. Mawes and Yarmouth garrisons: 358l. 8s. 0d. for Dover Castle: 2,163l. 9s. 4d. for Hull: 347l. 4s. 0d. for Deale Castle: 358l. 8s. 0d. for Chepstow garrison: 1,078l. 18s. 8d. for Carlisle garrison: 2,510l. 13s. 4d. for Berwick garrison and Holy Island: 396l. 13s. 4d. for Gravesend Blockhouse: and to Sir Charles Adderley for 4l. for procuring 200l. to be lent to the King: to John Kirke for 5,639l. 19s. 6½d. for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's for 20l. for over interest for procuring 1,000l. to be lent to the King.Treasury Order Book XXXV. p. 144.
The Treasury Lords to the Attorney General to draw a form of articles between the King and the Vintners' Company for advancing moneys on the Wine Act.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XI. pp. 2–3.
Appending:—Order of the King in Council for same: of date the 27th inst.: the terms to be the advance by the Vinters to the King of 300,000l. at certain fixed dates and on the credit of the 310,000l. granted by the Act, and the undertakers or security to be Thomas Benson, Jonathan Burford, Col. Cotes, Mr. Billingsley, John Sawyer, John Kent, John Stint, Mr. Redman, Richard Taylor, Thomas Blaggrave and John Wadlowe: they to have 4 per cent. and 6 per cent. interest, and for the charges of collecting they are to have the 10,000l. allowed in the act and 13,000l. more: the King to give satisfaction to the Vintners in the choice of Commissioners.
May 28Money warrant for 366l. to George Kirke for one year on his annuity in part of 1,941l. arrears thereon.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XX. p. 71.
Same for 200l. to Lady Dorothy Byron in part of 550l. arrears on her pension of 200l.Ibid, p. 67.
May 29Sir G. Downing to Mr. Davies, Searcher of Rochester, concerning the complaint from Francis Masters as to a seizure of a trunk.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 160.
Same to Mr. Terrick, Sub-Collector of Hearth money for Anglesey, to come up and pass his account with Col. Whitley.Ibid, p. 163.
Marginal annotations by the Treasury Lords on a letter addressed to them by Sir Robert Southwell as follows (the gist of Southwell's letter being in roman type and my Lords' marginal notes on it being in italics).Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXIII. pp. 41–4.
His Majesty has commanded my speedy return to Portugal and that amongst other things I should solicit the portion of the Queen's dowry which is still in arrear. Therefore I desire a statement of said arrear and of the difficulties likely to be made by reason of the extreme wants of that kingdom. (Sir Robert Long certifies that there has been paid into the Exchequer and issued thence 157.351l. 3s. 8d. of the Queen's portion.)
ii. The first claim for defalcations is likely to be about the houses of Tangier, in which if the treaty of marriage were to be the only rule they could perhaps pretend to very little as will appear from the 3rd and 4th articles of the treaty and the report presented to the King by the Commissioners of Trngier on this point. But having heard that His Majesty had determined the controversy in favour of the Portuguese I do upon enquiry find some footsteps thereof in an instruction to the Earl of Teviot and in an answer formerly given to a memorial of the Portugal Ambassador, but I cannot fully learn what Sir Richard Fanshaw did in Portugal because his books and papers are out of town. I am inclined to believe that (besides the matter of fact that many of them did actually sell their houses to the English) they will be able to shew some authentic declaration from His Majesty that these houses are to be paid for out of the Queen's dowry. So that the dispute is most likely to fall about the computation of the value. Desires advice herein.
iii. The Portuguese also press for an allowance for the artillery of the garrison. The third article of the marriage treaty gives them liberty to take away such cannon as can be spared from the defence of the place and I have Lord Peterborough's declaration that all the cannon left behind were little enough for the defence. (We conceive this a good answer; for the Governor now sends for 30 cannon more for the defence of the place.)
iv. They have urged that there was a troop of Portuguese horse received into His Majesty's service. Lord Petarborough affirms the contrary, and only admits that the troopers not being able to have embarcation in our men-of-war for their horses some who could not sell them left them behind in the town, perhaps to the number of about 40. So that now the demand can only be founded on the refusal of embarcation, which we are obliged unto. Therefore desire advice. (The Earl of Sandwich can only speak to this, unless Sir John Mennes can say anything to it.)
v. It appears by His Majesty's answer to a memorial of the Portugal Ambassador that the King did allow that the English forces should for three months after their arrival have some supply out of the dowry. (What was paid to the King's Ambassador ought to be allowed.
vi. His Majesty did at another time give the English forces a donative of 40,000 Crusadoes out of the dowry. (If the King's order and their execution of it appears, then to be allowed.)
vii. There was a ship laden with victuals sent once by the King of Portugal to relieve the Garrison of Tangier when it was in distress. (If they produce the receipt of an officer of Tangier for it, and that they were not paid for it, then to be allowed.)
viii. There was about two years since an Ostender seized by a Portuguese man-of-war and brought into Portsmouth, and because most of the goods belonged to the Canary Co. his Majesty detained them and ordered the value to be received out of the dowry. (If the valuation of the goods and order of payment appear signed by the King or Secretary of State, to be allowed, otherwise not.)
ix. Several other particulars will be objected touching assignations on the residue of the dowry and sums of ready money paid out of it.
x., xi. The [Portuguese] coin is, since the Queen's marriage, raised a fifth part, so that a Crusadoe (having but a new figure stamped on it is now five Testoons. Since Crusadoes are named in the treaty am I to insist on the original value of them. (We suppose the King ought to have Crusadoes in specie or else in value [after the same rate of coin value] as when the articles of treaty were made.)
xii. Presuming the amount of the arrear to be settled I desire orders as to the disposal thereof. (If ready money may be had then let it be shipped home in specie; but if none, then let him insist on the best sort of assignations that can be obtained; and if herein there fall out also such difficulties as cannot be overcome he is left to such further instructions as the Secretaries of State shall give him.)
xiii. The Portuguese may object the promise inserted in the 8 and 9 articles of the treaty, as a consideration for the dowry, that a settlement of 30,000l. a year should be made on the Queen. which they think has not been complied with. (Her family [household] is settled as amply as can be desired and 23,000l. per an. in lands; she is supplied in money more than [sufficient to make up] 30,000l. [per an.], and we are passing 17,000l. in lands to complete 40,000l. per an.)
xiv. I am commanded in case of great exigencies to relieve His Majesty's forces in Portugal out of such money as the Treasury shall give me credit for. (Care is taken to own [honour] a bill not exceeding 600l. Alderman Backwell is spoken to about it, and will accept it.)
xv., xvi. I desire payment of my extraordinaries of 760l. odd and some advance for equipage.
May 29Money warrant for 200l. to Clara Bolton, widow, in part of 400l. arrears on her annuity of 200l.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XX. p. 67.
Same for 300l. to Honora Harding in part of 750l. arrears on her annuity of 300l.Ibid, p. 68.
Same for 400l. to Sir Herbert Price being one year on his annuity.Ibid.
May 29Money warrant for 500l. to Rowland Langhorne in part of 1.775l. arrears on his pension of 500l. per an.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XX. p. 68.
Same for one year to Ann Golding in part of 330l. arrears on her pension of 120l. per an.Ibid.
Same for one year to Mary Blagg in part of 750l. arrear on her pension of 500l. per an.Ibid.
Same for one year to Lady Cornwallis in part of 2,100l. arrear on her pension of 600l. per an.Ibid.
Same for one year to Isabell Boynton [junior] in part of 125l. arrear on her pension of 100l. per an.Ibid, p. 69.
Same for one year to Elizabeth and Ann Lawson in part of 875l. arrear on their pension of 500l. per an.Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to John Earl of Lauderdale as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.Ibid, p. 70.
Same for one year to Robert Lesley in part of 400l. arrears on his annuity of 200l.Ibid, p. 72.
Same for 182l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Duppa, His Majesty's Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter Assistant, in part of 479l. 1s. 3d. arrears on his board wages.Ibid, pp. 73–4.
May 30Sir G. Downing to Sir W. Doily forwarding 90 copies of the Act concerning Receivers for him to disperse them in the counties.Treasury Outletters Miscellaneous I. p. 160
Same to Mr. Ashmole to bring his patent as Comptroller of Excise.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Laurence concerning settling the Excise against June 24 next.Ibid, p. 161.
Same to the Auditors of the Revenue for a particular accompt by next Thursday of all pensions and other payments what-soever charged on the respective Receivers of the revenues, and for an account of the total charge of bringing in the King's revenue.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General, Sir C. Harbord, Hugh May and Mr. Dickenson, concerning the proposals for rebuilding the Custom House, for a case to be drawn up expressing the state of the grant heretofore made by King James to Martin Treeman and Edmond Sawyer under whom Sir Anthony Cope now claims.Treasury Outletters Customs I. pp. 110–1.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for the Royal Aid, &c., co. Hereford, concerning the arrears on said county which still increase every quarter so that the like is not to be parallelled in the whole kingdom. Desire them therefore to appoint a general meeting at Hereford on June 19 next, at which Sir William Doyly will attend: in order to avoid proceedings in the Exchequer against the county.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 99.
Same to same for co. Worcester: to the like effect for a meeting as above on June 15 next at Worcester.Ibid, p. 100.
Same to same for co. Oxford: to the like effect for a meeting at Oxford on June 26.Ibid, pp 100–1.
May 31The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, in similar terms to the letter of April 13 last, supra. p. 550.Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XXXIII. pp. 45–7.
Appending:—Articles of instruction to the Commissioners for examining &c., the accounts of the Customs Farmers of Ireland.