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December 1672, 1-15

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'Entry Book: December 1672, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 1-12. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80460 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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December 1672, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov. [sic erratum for Dec.] 4 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt. Some time before Xmas last Isaac Meynell, goldsmith, received of John Ball, then Treasurer and Cashier of Excise, 6,800l. or thereabouts of the Country Excise which said Meynell should have paid into the Receipt long since but he has refused to do so though it has often been required of him. There is now remaining in the Receipt 2,000l. of the Eleven Months' tax, which is due to said Meynell by orders registered on that revenue and now in course to be paid, which sum has been detained in the Exchequer by reason of said Meynell's behaviour as above. The occasions of the Navy are pressing and important. You are therefore to instantly issue the said 2,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy towards the present supply of the pressing wants of that service. Warrants Early XIX. p. 224.
Dec. 4 Sir Ro. Howard to Auditor Bridges to inform Treasurer Clifford how stand the accompts of Sir G. Carteret and the Earl of Anglesey as successively late Treasurer of the Navy and why they are not perfected. Out Letters General III. p. 194.
[?] The like letter to the Navy Commissioners concerning the accounts of Sir George Carteret and Sir Thomas Littleton. Ibid.
Dec. 6 Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Dudley as a tidesman in fee in London port loco Robert Farrer who has not attended.
Samuell Stockwood as waiter and searcher at Uphill in Bridgwater port, with 10l. per an., having been appointed to survey there by Mr. Blake on said Blake's [late] General survey [of the Western Customs].
Ralph Jones and Robert Ansdale as tidesmen at Neston, loco Richard Hunt who has not attended his employment as a waiter and searcher there.
John Bennet and Robert Sillivent to be established as boatmen and tidesmen at Minehead with 10l. per an. each.
Richard Mills as waiter and searcher at Hartlepool in Stockton port with the salary of 15l. per an.
Clement Blackinston as landwaiter and storehouse keeper at Topsham loco Benjamine Mountney, deceased.
Humphry Atwicke as waiter and searcher at Milton in Faversham port loco Edward Oveat, who has for a month absented himself from his duty.
Francis Colquitt to be restored to his place as boatman and tidesman in Falmouth port, he having been removed upon some misrepresentation.
William Chappil and Robert Peake to be established as boatmen and tidesmen in Looe, with the allowance of 10l. per an. each and 1s. a day each when employed.
Daniel Lee as boatman at Falmouth loco William Cleggatt discharged.
William Dent as waiter and searcher at Scarborough loco John Collison, late in said employment, who has assisted in some embezzlements in the prizes, and therefore was dismissed.
Two tidesmen to be settled at Whitby in the place of said William Dent with 10l. per an. each.
John Griffy as boatman at Appledore loco Benjamin Tracy.
Henry Wright as tidesman in fee London port loco James Barret, not attending.
Nath. Massy as surveyor of Customs at Shields, Newcastle port, loco Steven Barker, deceased.
Ralph Child, as tidesman in fee, London port loco John Webster, not attending.
James Nicholson as waiter and searcher in Poulton port, at 5l. per an., loco Thomas Moore, who refuses said employment.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 200-4, 212.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to order the Customs officer at Dover to send up to London with all speed a ballot containing 3 doz. bottles of Laurence [Lorraine] wines and a dozen bottles of Rosa Solis and a quantity of French sweetmeats, directed to the Duke of Lauderdale, which he has sent for for his own use. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 203.
Same to same. There are several bales and packs of goods remaining at the Custom House for the use of the French ambassador's lady. Application having been made that an officer might be sent with them to York House to see them there opened and receive duty for same I have thought fit in this case to permit it in regard said goods arrived before His Majesty's direction that this practice of sending officers with any goods to any person's house should be discontinued, and that the duty should be paid and the goods opened at the Custom House. Ibid p. 204.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Mr. Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, to pay tallies levied on the Customs to the value of 48,000l. for the service of the Navy ; paying same preferably before any other tallies except those struck for the 2,000l. per week to meet the 52,000l. to the East India Company and the tallies for 1,000l. a week to meet 9,000l. to the garrison of Tangier. Ibid, p. 205.
Same to the Attorney General to prepare a bill to grant to Richard Cresswell, junr., the reversion of the place of one of His Majesty's chief searchers at Gravesend for the port of London on the death or surrender of Christopher Hussey, who now enjoys the same : [all] upon surrender of a grant of the reversion of said office to Thomas Scarlett, gent. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription dated Dec. 23 of docquet of said grant.) Ibid, p. 207 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28074, p. 124.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests and Giles Lytcott, Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs, to allow in account to John Rumsey the 11l. 5s 0d. paid by him to Mr. Street on only verbal directions. Money Book Custom, p. 82.
Money warrant for 450l. to Sir Thomas Higgons, Envoy Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice, for his first three months' advance of ordinary to commence from the day of his departure from the royal presence : and 500l. for equipage and transportation. Warrants Early XIX. p. 223.
Same for the following sums to Sir Stephen Fox, amounting in all to 92,669l. 6s. 4d. as imprest for four months' pay from Nov. 16 last to March 7 next, to the Land Forces and Guards and Garrisons, viz. :—
56,925l. 9s. 0d. for the Guards, marching forces and several garrisons (by the privy seal of 1668, Nov. 30).
352l. 16s. 0d. to a foot company in the Isle of Wight (by the privy seal of 1669, Dec. 18).
4,575l. 4s. 0d. for several services as in the privy seal of 1670, Sept. 30.
3,763l. 4s. 0d. for the particular services as in the privy seal of 1671, Aug. 11.
56l. to the Lieut. Gov. of Windsor as by the privy seal of 1671, Nov. 7.
18,796l. 13s. 4d. for several services as in the privy seal of 1672, May 25.
8,200l. 5s. 4d. for the particular uses and services as in the privy seal of 1672, Sept. 30.
Ibid, pp. 224-6.
Dec. 7 Entry of order of reference from Treasurer Clifford to the Agents of Taxes of the petition of Thomas Brown, Receiver of the Subsidy for co. Berks, for allowance for acting also as Solicitor thereof. Out Letters General III. p. 193.
Same of same from same to same of the petition of Capt, Martin Sandys, Receiver General of the late Subsidy in co. Worcester, for the like allowance. Ibid, p. 195.
Treasury Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to deliver (on payment of customs ad valorem) a box now at the Custom House, containing several parcels of embroidered apparel for a horse, &c., for the use of Sir William Portman. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 199.
Same to same for the like of some goods of the Earl of Arran, viz. a small quantity of coarse cloth and freize arrived from Ireland, being for his own use. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Clifford to the Attorney General to prepare a bill for a grant to John Holman, gent., of the reversion of the office of one of the Customers or Collectors of Newcastle port, in reversion after William Burroughs (Burrough) senr. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated Dec. 8 [? erratum for 1672-3, Jan. 8] of docquet hereof.) Ibid ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 127.
Same by same for the execution of a money warrant of Nov. 25 last for 3,000l. to John Kirke for the Band of Pensioners. Warrants Early XIX. p. 220.
[?] Same by same for same of a money warrant of Nov. 25 last for 250l. to Secretary Coventry, as a Groom of the Bedchamber. Ibid, p. 219.
[?] Same by same for same of a money warrant of Nov. 18 last for 30l. to Andrew Porter and Robert Killegrew, Pages of Honour to the King. Ibid, p. 220.
[?] Same by same for same of a money warrant of Nov. 25 last for 80l. 16s. 8d. to Andrew Lawrence. Ibid, p. 221.
[? Dec. 7] Warrant by [Treasurer] Clifford for the execution of a money warrant of Nov. 20 last for 200l. to Dr. Benjamin Worsley for the Council of Trade. Warrants Early XIX. p. 221.
Dec. 7 Same by same for same of a money warrant of Nov. 25 last for 5,437l. 1s. 1d. to Sir Robert Vyner for gilt and white plate. Ibid, p. 222.
Same by same for same of a money warrant of Nov. 25 last for 825l. to Sir John Paul. Ibid.
Same by same for same of a money warrant of Nov. 18 last for 50l. to Sir Edw. Walker. Money Book (Customs), p. 80.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672, Nov., of a grant to Sir William Hickman, bart., to be one of His Majesty's Standing Council for Plantations loco Sir John Finch, Kt., Ambassador to the Ottoman : with the allowance of 500l. per an. as from Sept. 29 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 111.
Same of same, dated 1672, Nov., of a warrant to the Commissioners for Prizes to issue warrants to Richard Mounteney, [their] Receiver General [of Prizes], to pay such persons as shall be appointed by the Lord High Admiral of England and commanders and officers of the Fleet, the several rates apportioned upon His Majesty's ships by order in Council in lieu of gunnage and tunnage for all such ships as shall be taken and destroyed by them. Ibid, p. 112.
Same of same, dated 1672, Nov., of a warrant to the Farmers or Collectors of the Customsarising by unwrought wood, masts, &c., to pay to Henry Coventry, Esq., one of the Principal Secretaries of State, 462l. 10s. 0d. per quarter for said office in lieu of his pensions : the first payment to be made for the quarter ended Michaelmas last. (Treasurer Clifford's dormant warrant, dated Dec. 16, for tallies to be levied from time to time on the Wood Farm for said sum. This dormant warrant quotes the privy seal as of date Nov. 24 last.) Ibid, pp. 112-3 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 234.
Same of same, dated 1672, Nov., of a grant to William Manne, Esq., of the office of one of His Majesty's Serjeants at Arms in the city of London, with the fee of 12d. a day payable half yearly out of the Crown revenues of London and Middlesex : as from Aug. 21 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 114.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to pay 40,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox, Paymaster of the Guards, on such orders as are already drawn at the Receipt for the service of the Guards in his name : to be paid by causing tallies to be levied at the Receipt on the Farmers of the London Excise for 20,000l. and on the Commissioners and Receivers of the Country Excise for 20,000l. Warrants Early XIX. p. 225.
Same to same to pay 600l. out of any moneys in the Exchequer upon such orders as are signed for the use of the Privy Purse. Ibid, p. 226.
Money warrant for 20l. to Sir John Heath for half a year on his fee as one of the King's Counsellors at law. Ibid.
Dec. 8 Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to bearer, Customs free, a parcel of hangings now remaining at the Customs House, brought over for His Majesty's special use. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 236.
Dec. 9 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies of anticipation to be levied on Richard Mounteney for 941l. 16s. 3d. for the service of the Navy ; to be employed for the payment of tickets : issues thereof to be made on orders already signed to Sir Thomas Osborne as Treasurer of the Navy. Money Book (Customs), p. 81.
Same to the Cashier of the Customs. The East India Company has undertaken to furnish the abovesaid 941l. 16s. 3d. upon their own bonds for customs. You are to call on John Thorpe for the said bonds (being the officer in whose hands they are), and to receive same of him, discharging him thereof, and then to deliver them up to said East India Company receiving the abovesaid tallies from them for your discharge. You are to allow said Company a rebate of 6 per cent. on said bonds. Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Francis Stephens of a certain piece of waste land lying in Dorset, as granted 1665-6, Mar. 13, to said Stephens and John Neale ; the said John Neale being dead, whereby the whole interest of the premises is come to said Stephens by survivorship, who intends to prosecute more vigorously for the inclosure and recovery of the premises, which notwithstanding several disbursements he has not yet effected. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 205-6.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to see opened at Exeter House a trunk, now at the Custom House, directed to the Lord Chancellor, and containing goods for his own use. Ibid, p. 203.
Royal sign manual to the Attorney General to prepare a bill for the Great Seal for a grant to Samuel Birch (second son of John Birch) of the office of sole auditor of the Excise and New Impost with the fee of 500l. per an. for himself, and 200l. per an. for three clerks : all in reversion after John Birch, his father, the present auditor of same. King's Warrant Book III. p. 183.
Treasury warrant (in lieu of a similar warrant, dated 1672, Nov. 25, altered and vacated) to the Commissioners of the Navy to pay 567l. 4s. 10d. to Richard Norton, Esq., for timber sold and delivered into the stores, appearing due as by a bill signed by said Navy Commissioners, dated 1671-2, Jan. 23 : the said bill having been signed since the stop of the Exchequer, and the said timber having been served for the building of His Majesty's new ship now in hand at Portsmouth. Warrants Early XIX. pp. 219, 227.
Same to the Cashier of the Customs to execute the Treasury warrant of Oct. 25 last, for payment of tallies for 52,000l. and 40,000l to the East India Company. Ibid, p. 184.
Treasurer Clifford to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on the Country Excise for 20,000l. (in the margin 12,000l., this latter being the correct sum) and on the Cashier of the Customs for 2,126l. 11s. 1d. (viz. for 1,900l. on the Customs, and 226l. 11s. 1d. on the New Impost on Wines and Vinegar) : issues to be made hereon to the Victualler of the Navy upon such orders as remain signed for the service of the Navy. Ibid, p. 226.
Money warrant for 27l. 7s. 6d. to Henry Philips for one year on his patent as His Majesty's Master Carver. Ibid.
Same for the following officers of the Works for one year each on their respective fees, viz. :— Ibid, p. 227.
£ s. d.
Thomas Kenward, joiner of the Works 52 12 6
John Grove, plaisterer, Isaac Corner, Richard Ryder, Edward Marshall, John Stone—each 18 5 0
Arthur Haughton, purveyor for the Works 39 10 10
Dr. Wren, surveyor 45 12 6
Philip Packer, Paymaster 63 17 6
Henry Morris, joyner to the Privy Lodgings 19 11 8
Thomas Bagley, master glasier, 18l. 15s. 0d. and for a livery 1 4 0
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet dated 1672, Nov., of a grant to Richard Hughes, gent., of the first [vacant] place of a King's Waiter's place in London port, with proviso that if and while the Customs be in farm the salary of 52l. per an. is to cease. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 114-5.
Same of same, dated 1672, Nov., of a grant from the King to make Diego de Medina, Antonio Gomes Serra, Francisco de Liz and Jeronimo Fernandez de Miranda, natives of France, free denizens of England, with the right to pay only native Customs on merchandizes. Ibid, p. 115.
Privy seal for 200l. to Samuel Martin, appointed Consul at Algiers, and 100l. per an. to date from Xmas next and to continue during his employment in that office. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription dated Dec. 7 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated Dec. 13 for 200l. hereon,) King's Warrant Book III p. 188 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 111 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 231.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Grand Commissioners and Governors of Excise to pay 470l. 3s. 1½d. to John Forth for the usual interest on his advance [Excise rent] moneys : he having in his petition to the Treasury represented that being obliged to pay rent to the King for the Excise of several remote counties he could not have returns from said places whereby to make payments at the exact days ; by reason of which, payment of interest for his advance money had been stopped by the Excise Commissioners, by whose report thereon it appears that the delays in such payments were short. Money Book (Excise), p. 25.
Dec. 10 Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Earle. I have to-day presented Mr. Dawson to Treasurer Clifford and have prevailed that you shall have 150l. abated out of the 2,000l. where Mr. Woodward is bound with Mr. Bowen and that the bond shall on payment be delivered up and cancelled. But you are to pay the 1,850l. into the Exchequer before Saturday week next, otherwise I cannot promise that this bargain will afterwards be accepted. Out Letters General III. p. 194.
Entry of the order of reference from Treasurer Clifford to the Agents of Taxes of the petition of Peter Woodcock for an allowance [for acting as solicitor as well as Receiver General] for the subsidy [for co. Rutland]. Ibid, p. 195.
Sir Ro. Howard to [the Marshal of the Marshalsea] to bring Thomas Bouchier, a prisoner in the King's Bench, before Treasurer Clifford at Whitehall on Thursday next ; he being useful in some matter of evidence relating to the revenue of Hearthmoney. (Also a similar later but undated letter for Bouchier to be brought on Tuesday morning next.) Ibid, p. 199.
Directions by Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners in the form of resolutions on representations made by said Commissioners. As to the surcharge of 237l. 8s. 3d. on Mr. Jackson, Collector of Customs, Berwick, for receiving Customs on Scotch pladding ad valorem only, which by the Book of Rates ought to be so much less : it is to be remitted. But for the future the rules set in the Book of Rates are to be observed.
You are to prosecute Mr. Langley, Master of the packet boat at Harwich for transporting provisions to Holland, that thereby he may be brought to submission for his misbehaviour towards the officers.
As for hoods, scarves, laced linen, &c., exported for Ireland if they be of English manufacture it will be best to interpret the Act in the largest sense.
As for goods taken in prizes by privateers, where they are rated in the Book of Rates they are to pay accordingly. Where there is no rate they are to pay ad valorem.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 216.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant [to the Receipt] for tallies to be levied on the Country Excise for 5,000l. and issues to be made thereof upon such orders as are signed for payment of 10,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for His Majesty's secret service. Money Book (Excise), p. 25.
Dec. 11 Entry of the order of reference to Sir Ro. Howard and Sir Ro. Long of the petition of Mr. Lawrence concerning farming (erased) the office of Receiver of the First Fruits. Out Letters General III. p. 195.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners not to remove Thomas Spicer to Topsham but to continue him in his place at Lyme, and to pay him his arrears of salary which is stopped upon his not removing to Topsham. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 206.
Royal sign manual to the Attorney General to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to "Lord George Fitzroy, somtymes called the Lord George Palmer, one of our naturall sonnes by Barbara Duchesse of Cleaveland, and to the heires males of his body." of the reversion of the grant made by letters patent of 1660, Aug. 7, for 21 years to James Earl of Suffolk of the profits of the sealing of writs, exemplifications, &c., in the King's Bench and Common Pleas, together with the place of Receiver General thereof and Comptroller and Overseer thereof : to be held by said Lord George Fitzroy, etc., under such yearly rents, payments, covenants and conditions as in the abovesaid grant to said Earl of Suffolk. If said Lord George Fitzroy die without heirs male then the reversion to be to Charles Earl of Southampton, "the eldest of our naturall sons by the said Barbara Dutchesse of Cleaveland," and his heirs male, and failing his heirs male then to Henry Fitzroy Earl of Euston, "another of our naturall sonnes by the said Dutchesse of Cleaveland" and his heirs male, "and you are also to insert a clause for further assurance to be made by us, our heirs and successors in case any defect should be found in these presents and such other beneficial clauses and non obstantes as you shall think requisite for the better conveying and granting of the premises in the manner aforesaid." King's Warrant Book III. pp. 184-6.
Money warrant for 70l. 4s. 4½d. to John Johnson for recompense for his service in seizing wool intended to be exported and for his charges in prosecuting offenders, viz. a moiety of the 93l. 12s. 6d. resting in his hands of said seizures (according to the King's proclamation of 1660, Sept. 15), and a fourth part more for said charges : said Johnson's petition for same having been referred to the Treasury Lords by the order of Council of June 14 last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 228.
Warrant for a privy seal for drawing orders for 302l. 12s. 5d. to John Throckmorton, with 6 per cent. interest from the time the like sum was paid in by him for the purchase of fee farm rents of the value of 20l. per an. out of the manor of Higham, co. Sussex, previously conveyed to Sir John Cloberry : said Throckmorton having since contracted for other rents of the value of 22l. 9s. 2d. per an., "upon which order or orders so to be drawn for said sum issues are to be made for the said money hereby payable when tallies shall be levied at the Exchequer upon the last contract made by the said John Throckmorton." King's Warrant Book III. p. 188.
Royal sign manual to the Attorney and Solicitor General. In our warrant of Nov. 20 last, supra Vol. III. p. 1356, touching the Queen's jointure, we did intend that the Queen should be paid her 10,972l. 19s. 3 1/24d. out of the Excise before any other, and should not wait for the payment of her intended jointure in course after other payments charged on said Excise, and that she should be paid without any abatements, deductions or defalcations whatsoever. You are to insert words to this effect in the grant. Also as touching the 414l. 14s. 8¾d. defective rents to be surrendered or reconveyed by the Queen, it appears that there cannot readily be set out or ascertained more than 386l. 6s. 1d. thereof. You are therefore to prepare a surrender of rents to the value of said 386l. 6s. 1d., and the same shall be taken as a sufficient execution of our pleasure formerly signified in our said warrant. Ibid, p. 187.
[? Dec. 11 or 12] Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672, Dec., of a grant to the Queen Consort for life of 10,972l. 19s. 3 1/24d. out of the Excise of London, Westmr., Southwark, Middlesex and Surrey, to make up her jointure and for 31,795l. 5s. 2 1/12d. for arrears : all in accordance with the above quoted royal warrant of Nov. 20 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 119.
Dec. 12 Subscription by Treasurer Clifford of a docquet, dated 1672, Nov., for a grant to Tobias Eden of the 1,095l. payable to the Exchequer by Sir Robert Eden, bart., as baronet fee. Ibid, p. 116.
Same by same of same dated 1672, Dec., for 300l. per an. to Thomas Howard, brother to Sir Robert Howard, for two fifth part share of the surrendered Greenwax farm.
The like annuity of 200l. to Henrietta Maria Howard for same.
200l. to Sir Robert Cleyton and John Morris for same.
140l. to Thomas Aram for same.
100l. to Edward Bull for same.
Ibid, pp. 117-8.
[?] Same by same of same dated 1672, Dec., of a grant to Claus Arens Wallen, master and owner of the ship "Unity," of Delfshaven, of 250 tons burden ; with all the tackle, apparel and furniture belonging to her. Ibid, p. 119.
Dec. 12 Warrant by [Treasurer] Clifford for the execution of a money warrant of Nov. 27 last for half a year to the Falconers detailed. Warrants Early XIX. p. 223.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Clifford to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Farmers of the London Excise for the annuity or yearly pension of 2,000l. to Sir Orlando Bridgeman, late Keeper of the Great Seal. Ibid, p. 228.
Warrant from Treasurer Clifford to Sir John Norton, bart. High Woodward of New Forest, to sell so many dotard and decayed trees as may yield 100l., and to pay same to Lord St. John for the provision of hay and other accommodation for His Majesty's deer in said forest for the last and the present year. Warrants Early XIX. p. 229.
Same from same to the Receipt to vacate and cancel the tally of 1,670l. 16s. 10d. levied 1671, Dec. 22, on Lord St. John et al., his partners in the late intended farm of the Customs (viz. on the rent of their farm), which tally was issued upon and in satisfaction of an order of loan of that amount (with interest) in the name of John Colvile, dated 1669-70, Mar. 2 : which said tally was [by assignment from Colvile] received by Henry Coventry in satisfaction of so much owing to him from said Colvile, "looking upon the same in effect as so much ready money, since the said Farmers, being by the said tally discharged of the said sum in the Exchequer upon their receipt thereof, should have paid the money : notwithstanding which the said Henry Coventry, having made frequent application to the said farmers for payment of the said tally, they have refused it upon allegation that there is no money remaining in their hands upon account of their said farm." As His Majesty is discharged of the abovesaid sum by the striking of the said tally, and as the same is the only security which Coventry possesses it is hereby to be vacated and a fresh one struck on the said farmers on the money collected by them on the new impost on wines and vinegar. Ibid, p. 230.
[?] Letter of direction by Treasurer Clifford, on an order due [sic for dated] 1672, June 25, drawn for the earl of Sandwich for interest of 5,000l., by him assigned to Isaac Meynell [being drawn] on the Hearthmoney. "Let this order drawn for the sum of 150l. be allowed to Isaac Meynell in discharge of so much owing by him on account of Mr. John Ball, late Receiver of the Country Excise." The like letters also on two like orders dated 1672, Nov. 26, for 785l. 18s. 6d. and 280l. 3s. 7d. to Isaac Meynell for interest. Ibid, pp. 230-1.
Privy seal for several tallies of assignment to be-levied at the Receipt on the collectors of the annual tenths of the clergy of the diocese of York for 950l. due and unpaid for the year ended 1671, Xmas. and for 250l. upon the collector of same for the diocese of Lincoln, both sums to be paid to Sir Samuell Moreland for defraying the charge of about 500 looking glasses to be by him provided and set up in olive wood frames for His Majesty's especial use and service : as likewise to pay him an annuity or yearly sum of 300l. by tallies of assignment out of any moneys payable into the Exchequer out of the Tenths of the Clergy : to commence from St. John Baptist last : said annuity being granted to said Morland in consideration of his keeping and maintaining in constant repair a certain private printing press and diverse other instruments and presses, "which by our especiall order and appointment he hath lately erected and set up (all which, as they have already been so, we are satisfied will be very usefull and serviceable to us) as likewise in consideration of divers salaries which he must give to several persons who are necessarily to be employed therein, and other incidental expenses of fire, candle, paper, wax and other necessaries." (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated Dec. 12, of docquet hereof. Warrant hereupon, dated Dec. 16, by Treasurer Clifford to the Receipt for the levying of the said tallies as above.) Ibid, pp. 236, 237 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 116-7.
Dec. 13 Entry of the reference from Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Coles, merchant, praying the benefit of the order in Council of May 10 last, notwithstanding the Act of Tonnage and Poundage. The said Commissioners are to permit petitioner to export herrings in a foreign vessel paying only natives' duty, "it being the intention of His Majesty [in said order of Council] although the Act for Tonnage and Poundage is not mentioned in His Majesty's declaration." Out Letters General III. p. 196.
Same of same from same to same of the petition of John Tompson, praying that the ship "Grissill" may be freed, she being seized on for importing prohibited goods. If the allegations in the petition be true said ship is to be released and to proceed on her voyage, only the forfeited worsted crewell being detained. Ibid.
Same of same from same to Her Majesty's Council of a petition of Mr. Nicholas Lacon for a lease of some waste ground lying in the wapentake of Pickering Lythe. In consideration of petitioner's loyalty and sufferings the Lord Treasurer was resolved to gratify him and referred the petition to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, who reported that the land is in jointure to the Queen Consort. The Treasurer desires said Council to gratify petitioner so far as possible without prejudice to Her Majesty's affairs. Ibid, pp. 197-8.
Sir Ro. Howard to [? the Navy Commissioners]. It is His Majesty's meaning that the 12,000l. lately struck upon the Country Excise for the Victualler of the Navy be upon the account of the last year's victualling. You are to make your imprest bills accordingly. Ibid, p. 196.
Same to Sir William Bucknall to attend Treasurer Clifford on Tuesday next for the hearing of the case about the replevin of Excise goods in Essex. Ibid, p. 197.
Same to Sir Robt. Atkins, junr., and all the other officers of the Law duty. His Majesty has let to farm to Peter Calverd, Samuel Vincent, and Mr. Bostock and partners, the revenue arising by the imposition on law proceedings for three years from Oct. 22 last. You are to permit said Farmers and their officers to view, search and take copies of all books and accompts remaining in your custody and relating thereto. Ibid. ; Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 221.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the sheriff of Kent to detain in his hands till further order 60l. levied upon the estate of Henry St. John, brother of Sir Walter St. John by virtue of process out of the Exchequer for issues returned upon one Henry St. John, of London, merchant, who remains in super on his account of the year 1651 of moneys by him received for redeeming captives in Sallee. who is a different person from the first named Henry St. John. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 207.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to cause a proper distinction of persons to be made in the abovesaid process, so that no more issues may be made upon the abovesaid first named Henry St. John. Ibid, pp. 208-9.
Fiat by Treasurer Clifford for letters patent to constitute Richard Westcomb, senr., and Clement Westcomb, his son, Controller of Customs of Cardiff port on the surrender of Richard Dutton. Ibid, p. 208.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuel Burgis (Burges) as landwaiter at Bristol loco John Burges his father, who intends to quit same. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 209.
Same to Richard Gregory, messenger attending the Treasury, to release on bail Henry Wilkinson, late Collector of Hearthmoney for the West Riding of Yorks, now in custody on his debt of 1,378l. 4s. 7¾d. : he proposing to make sale of his estate towards satisfying said debt. Ibid.
The like warrant for the release of Richard Orton in custody for a debt of 2,000l. as Receiver of Hearthmoney for Leicester and Rutland : he having proposed to sell part of his estate and to pay 500l. a term for each three succeeding terms. Ibid.
Money warrant for 80l. 13s. 4d. to John Dodington, late Resident at Venice, for extraordinary disbursements in that employment. Warrants Early XIX p. 229.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9½d. to William Sakins for one year on his fees of 36l. 10s. 0d. and 13l. 13s. 9½d., as one of His Majesty's falconers. Ibid, p. 231.
Dec. 14 Entry of the reference from Treasurer Clifford to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Newsham, Receiver of the subsidy for co. Warwick, for an allowance for charges [in acting also as solicitor thereof]. Out Letters General III. p. 198.
Same of same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir John Boothe for [a lease of] some wastes and a house in Chester. Ibid, p. 201.
Dec. 14 and 31 Treasurer Clifford [to the Customs Commissioners]. Some disputes have lately arisen between the Eastland merchants and the Farmers of unwrought wood concerning the duty to be paid for planks imported from Norway and other parts in the said Eastland. On hearing the matter before the late Treasury Lords it was agreed by the said Farmers that they should not demand for the custom of such planks more than 2s. a load and a load of such planks to be valued at 3l., and so for greater or smaller quantity without any defalcation of rent to be asked or demanded [from the King by the said Wood Farmers]. Notice of this agreement is to be given to all merchants trading to the Eastland in such commodities, whereby they may be encouraged to import the said commodities in greater quantities than formerly. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 210, 229.
[? Dec. 14 or 9] Sir Ro. Howard to [the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms] to admit Mr. Peter Lely to contract for so many fee farms as may amount to about 1,000l. [in principal money], "excepting such rents as Mr. Lyndsey hath already pitched upon" : taking in payment for same half money and half orders which [latter] he, Lely, has [in his hands]. Ibid. ; King's Warrant Book III. p. 189.
Dec. 14 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to make issues of 30,000l. upon such orders as are signed for the Treasurer of the Navy, viz, by striking tallies of anticipation for satisfaction thereof upon the Farmers of the London Excise.
Similarly for 20,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for the Forces, "and where the accommodation of the [various public] services shall require it I desire and direct you to cause tallies of anticipation to be struck for the several public services which I have directed now immediately to be paid."
Warrants Early XIX. p. 232.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Sir Edmund Sawyer to allow in account 68l. to Thomas Browne. Receiver of the late Subsidy in co. Berks, for his pains in acting also as Solicitor thereof. Warrants Early XIX. p. 233.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to the Earl of Peterborough for three months' advance of his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to espouse and conduct the Arch Duchess of Innspruck on the part of the Duke of York : and a further 3,000l. for his equipage and transportation. Ibid.