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January 1673, 1-15

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'Entry Book: January 1673, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 24-37. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80462 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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January 1673, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1672-3. Jan. 1 Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners conveying the King's directions that certain goods and properties belonging to some French comedians should be sent from Portsmouth to the Custom House in London, and not be opened till they reach London ; when further order herein shall be given. Ibid. p. 230.
Jan. 2 Treasurer Clifford's signature of a docquet, dated 1672, Dec., of a grant to Samuel Birch, second son of John Birch, of the office of sole Auditor of Excise. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 125.
[?] Same of same dated 1672, June, of a pardon to John Howe, of Langoe, co. Notts, of all trespasses, assaults, &c. committed before Dec. 20 last, and of the fine of 500 marks imposed on him by the Judges of the King's Bench in Easter term last for an assault upon Thomas Master. Ibid.
Jan. 2 Treasurer Clifford's allowance of Henry Lawrence, Esq., Thomas Huggerston and Robt. Winter, gent., as Sub-commissioners of Excise for Essex at the request of the Farmers thereof. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 232.
Same of the 1672, Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill detailed of the Excise Office of London, Middlesex and Surrey. (Total 1,890l. 18s. 6d.) Ibid, p. 233 ; Money Book (Excise), p. 25.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners for the delivery of certain wearing apparel imported from France for the use of the Countess of Bath. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 234.
Same to the Justices of Peace of the several Counties and Corporations, &c. There were formerly sent you several printed copies of the Act for impositions on law proceedings, together with an order and resolution of the late Lord Keeper and divers of the Judges and others concerning the suppressing of unlicensed alehouses, which said order directed that persons licensed might duly enter into recognizances, and that such recognizances should be certified and remain of record in the Court of Quarter Sessions as is directed by the statute of 5 and 6 Ed. VI. By a letter from the late Treasury Lords, dated 1671, June 22, it was specially recommended to your care to put the said order in execution. His Majesty has let to farm the said duties to Peter Calverd, Samuel Vincent et al. In order that all due countenance may be given to them in collecting and receiving said duty, you are at the General Quarter Sessions hereafter to be holden next after Epiphany in every year to give notice to the said persons of the days and places you shall appoint for meetings for granting licences to alehouse keepers to the end the duty of 2s. 6d. may be duly collected and paid to the said Farmers or their agents. I especially recommend to your care the full and effectual execution hereof as also the suppressing of all unlicensed alehouses, assuring you that your care herein will be very acceptable to His Majesty. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford to the King's Remembrancer to take care that no process issue against Sir Henry Croker for the arrear of 570l. due from him as paid to him by the Deputy Lieutenant of Wilts as part of a month's assessment for the Militia in co. Wilts, he having petitioned the King for discharge thereof in regard of his merits and sufferings. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 236.
Jan. 3 Money warrant for 66l. 13s. 4d. to William Dickenson for one year on his fee as Clerk of the Works. Warrants Early XIX. p. 227.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be 'evied on the Customs and new impost on wines and vinegar for 30,000l. in all (10,000l. thereof on the said new impost) : to be issued to Sir Thomas Osborne for the Navy. (See p. 19 supra.) Ibid, p. 248.
Sir Ro. Howard to the Customs Commissioners to consider the expediency of selling great quantities of wines remaining in certain storehouses of His Majesty's for lack of duty being paid, some of which have lain there a long time : the Lord Treasurer conceiving it better for said wines to be sold than to perish and come to nothing, besides the conveniency of clearing the storehouses. Out Letters General III. p. 212.
Same to Sir R. Long to pay Serjeant Harsnett forthwith the 30l. warranted to him ; "because he is to be enabled by it to proceed upon some present service." Ibid, p. 203.
Jan. 4 Treasurer Clifford's allowance of the 1672 Xmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs officers of London port. (Total, 7,419l. 5s. 0d.) Money Book (Customs), p. 87.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to authorise the Collectors of the various outports to pay last Xmas quarter's salary bill of the outports. (Total not stated.) Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to Nathaniel Bradley for half a year on his entertainment as Consul at Tripoli. Warrants Early XIX. p. 248.
1672 Dec. 4 sic probably erratum for 1672-3 Jan. 4 Same for 122l. 15s. 0d. to Thomas Stringer, Esq., for so much disbursed by him for passing the commission of Trade and Foreign Plantations and other His Majesty's services. Ibid.
Jan. 4 Same for 355l. 10s. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to be by him paid to the 14 Grooms of His Majesty's Great Chamber, in full of half a year's wages grown due to them. Ibid, p. 248b
Treasurer Clifford's allowance of the 1672, Xmas quarter's incidents bill of the [office of the] Agents for Hearthmoney. (Total 31l. 0s. 5d.) Ibid
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners. By the late warrant for an embargo none but English ships are intended to be stopped : but care must be taken that English mariners do not go out in foreigners' [ships].
In the case of prize goods taken by privateers they are to pay the rates set in any Act of Parliament as well as those contained in the Book of Rates.
In the case of the wrecked goods of Mr. Toriano and Mr. Bellamy they are to be reladen again and brought to their designed port and pay duty there.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 235.
Same to same to employ — Loftus as waiter and searcher at Sunderland, loco John Grey, who deserts that employment. Also John Leeth as tidesman at Cowes, loco Robert Barrow, "who did offer to sell the same [post or place], which is a practice I do by no means allow of." Ibid.
Same [to same] to pay Ralph Clarke (Clerk), a tidesman in London port (who was suspended on an accident which happened on board the ship "Landtsman" prize, which was burned by reason thereof, which he alleges was a mere accident), the arrear of his wages for the period of his suspension and to employ him as there may be occasion next after the tidesmen in fee until a feeman's place fall void. Ibid.
Entry of the order of reference from Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Jackson et al. English merchants trading in salmon taken at Berwick. Petitioners are to be permitted to export said salmon as they desire in foreign ships, paying no more duty than if shipped in English ships. Out Letters General III. p. 204.
[?] Same of same from same to same of the petition of Edward Oveat, late collector at Milton in Kent, praying to be restored to his office. Ibid.
Jan. 5 Letter of direction by Treasurer Clifford upon a money warrant of 1671, July 17, for 1,000l. to the Duke of York. Warrants Early XIX. p. 272.
Same by same on an order dated 1670-1, Jan. 21, for 798l. to Sir Edward Griffin, to be by him paid over to Sir Alexander Frazer. Ibid, p. 292.
Same by same on an order of 1671, May 22, for 343l. 8s. 0d. to Sir William Temple : same being hereby transferred for payment from the moneys of the last Wine Act to the Exchequer in General. Ibid, p. 248.
Jan. 6 Sir Ro. Howard to Sir James Hayes, Major Huntingdon, Tho. Forth, Ralph Bucknall, Edmund Hinton, Matthew Royden, Thomas Bucknor, William Muschamp and Humphry Tayler. to attend the Lord Treasurer the 10th July [sic for Jan.] inst. to shew cause why they should not pay their proportions of 51,000l., which the King has been pleased to declare shall be the security they and their partners shall give for the remainder of the term on the Irish [revenue] farm. Out Letters General III. p. 205.
[? Jan. 7] Treasurer Clifford's signature of a docquet dated 1672, Dec., for a grant to the Duke of Monmouth of the offices of Guardian, Chief Justice, and Justice and Justice in Eyre of the Forests this side Trent on the surrender by the Earl of Oxford of his patent of grant of said offices dated 1660, June 12 : together with the annuities of 100l. and 100 marks, payable quarterly in the Receipt, to date from Michaelmas last. British-Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 126-7.
Jan. 7 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on Richard Mountney, Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs, for what is due to Prince Rupert to Xmas last on his pension of 4,000l. per an. : and dormant warrant for same from time to time in future. Money Book (Customs, p. 86.
Money warrant for 150l. to John Lawrence for three quarters to Xmas last for soliciting businesses relating to the revenue by order of the Treasury. Warrants Early XIX. p. 249.
Same for 210l. to Viscount Grandison for one quarter to Xmas last on the 840l. per an. as by the privy seal of April 30 last, to be disbursed for His Majesty's service according to such directions as His Majesty shall give him. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 313l. 1s. 8d. and 38l. 9s. 4d. to Viscount Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, for his disbursements for parchment and other necessaries for the blank books for the Customs Comptrollers and Searchers of all the outports of England and Wales and for London respectively, for one year to Xmas next.
Prefixing :—Account of said disbursements for the outports.
Ibid, pp. 249-50.
Money warrant for 420l. to Viscount Grandison for half a year to Xmas last on the 840l. per an. as by the privy seal of Sept. 21 last, to be disbursed for His Majesty's service according to such directions as His Majesty shall give him. Ibid, p. 250.
Privy seal for a grant to George, Viscount Grandison and Edward Villers of all the rents and arrears of rents of Wine Licenses due before Sept. 29 last, and of all such rents now due or which shall be due thereon at Lady Day next : all in trust for the sole and separate use and behoof of the Lady Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland. "And you are further to insert all such beneficial clauses and provisoes as are usual, and such as may make our said grant most effectual in law." (Royal warrant, dated 1672, Dec. 19, to the Attorney General for said privy seal. Treasurer Clifford's signature, dated Jan. 7, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 198-9, 209-10 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28 074 p. 126.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Edmund Ashton, as royal bounty for and in consideration of a journey into Flanders, performed by him upon the King's service : to be received without accompt. (Money warrant, dated Jan. 17.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 215 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 264.
Sir Ro. Howard to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to make up and perfect all matters relating to their trust with all speed, and to give notice that all salaries to said Trustees and their employees therein are to cease at Lady Day next. Out Letters General III. p. 205.
Same to [Sir Ro. Long] to pay 800l. to the Master of the Wardrobe to be employed for the service of the Duke of Monmouth in France. Ibid, p. 224.
Jan. 8 Privy seal for 39,000l. to Baptista May, Keeper of the Privy Purse : [for the service of said Privy Purse] without account. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated Jan. 9, of docquet hereof. Money warrant for 39,000l., dated Jan. 13.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 209 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 128 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 250.
Entry of the reference from Treasurer Clifford to the Attorney General of the petition (referred to the Treasury from the King on the 29 May, 1672) of Alice Hawley, wife of Randal Hawley, citizen and bricklayer of London, praying a grant of a messuage in Reigate, Surrey, to the value of 16l. per an. as in His Majesty's right during the life of her husband who stands outlawed in London for murder. Out Letters General III. p. 186.
Money warrant for 100l. to Alice Biron and Lucy Biron, daughters of the late Lady Byron, for half a year to Xmas last on their several pensions of 100l. per an. each. Warrants Early XIX. p. 250.
Same for 3,556l. 11s. 8d. to Baptista May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the service of the Privy Purse : same to be by levying tallies on the Cashier of the Customs. Ibid, p. 251.
Same for 46l. 10s. 10d. to Elizabeth Mell, relict and administratrix of Thomas Mell, for one year on his fee as late one of the King's music, in part of 2 1/4 years' arrears thereon at the time of his decease. Ibid
Entry of the reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of the Farmers of Excise of Kent, Essex Norfolk, Suffolk and Bucks for allowance of interest on their advance quarter's rent due at Lady Day, 1672, same being stopped because they had not paid 160l. to the town of Yarmouth for the North Sea and herring fishery. Out Letters General III. p. 232.
Treasurer Clifford to the Justices of Peace of co. Lancs. The Farmers of Excise of Lancs, have complained of an order by you made at your sessions directing every gauger, immediately after making his gauge at every alehouse keeper's house, to leave a copy of said gauge of every respective brewing with such alehouse keeper. Such order is against the letter of the law. For the Act directs the copy of the gauge to be delivered after the entry made by the alehouse keeper. This proceeding of yours is of a dangerous nature to the Excise revenue, which I give you notice of before representing the matter to the King in Council. I desire you, therefore, at the next Sessions of the peace for the county to make void said order. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 239.
Same to the Earl of Essex, Lord Deputy of Ireland, about warrants for 7,445l. 5s. 5d., alleged by Sir Richard Bellingham to be delivered by his father to the Earl of Anglesey, as Vice Treasurer of Ireland, which said Bellingham prayed might not be applied to the said Earl's accompt ending 1667, July 2, viz., by way of discharge to the balance of said account : said warrants belonging to said Bellingham by virtue of his father's will. I desire your Lordship to give order that the said Earl's accompt shall not be declared until the matter of said Bellingham's pretensions to said moneys shall be heard, which hearing is appointed for Friday come three weeks, and until the King's pleasure be known concerning same. Ibid, pp. 244, 255.
Sir Ro. Howard to [the Earl of Anglesey] to attend at the hearing by the Lord Treasurer, on Tuesday come three weeks, of Sir Richard Bellingham's petition concerning the abovesaid 7,445l. 5s. 5d. Out Letters General III. p. 206.
Same to Col. Richard Norton. By reason of some doubt you make, the duty of 2s. 6d. on recognizances (which has by decision of the Lord Keeper and Judges been determined to extend to recognizances entered into by alehouse keepers), the said duty is not so well answered and paid in the county of Southampton as in other places. I request you to give all countenance and encouragement in the collecting of said duty. It will be acceptable to His Majesty, and I shall take it as a kindness that you do it at my instance. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to Mr. Sherwyn, Mr. Webb and Mr. Fillingham, of Nicholas Veele's petition for several allowances as Receiver of the Royal and Additional Aids. Ibid p. 211.
[? Jan. 8] Entry of the reference to Mr. Fillingham of Sir William Boreman's petition for 339l. 17s. 5d. disbursed by him in planting live trees in place of dead trees in Greenwich park. Out Letters General III. p. 211.
Jan. 8 Same of same to Sir C. Harbord (on a reference of this day from the King to the Lord Treasurer) of Sir Walter Vane's petition for the office of Constable of the Castle of Raby, Durham. Ibid, p. 212.
Jan. 9 Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Serjeant Bull for one year's salary and board wages. Warrants Early XIX. p. 250.
Treasurer Clifford's dormant warrant to the Exchequer for tallies of assignment from time to time on the Excise farm of London for the yearly pension of 1,000l. to William Lord Crofts. Ibid, p. 252.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners. By an indenture between the King and Sir Thomas Littleton et al., for victualling the Navy there is a clause that the said victuallers shall on their desire have leave of transporting beyond seas, Customs free, any provisions which they have made for the Navy on which otherwise loss might arise to them. In accordance herewith you are to permit them to transport to the Island of Nevis 20 tuns of beer and 500 weight of bisket which they provided for the Navy but are like to lie on their hands to their damage. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 237.
Same to same to see opened and to deliver Customs free (in accordance with His Majesty's directions) some clothes, scenes and ornaments for a theatre belonging to the French comedians arrived from Portsmouth. Ibid.
Same to same to permit the delivery, Custom free, of 66 barrels of copper blanks lately imported in the ship "Jupiter," for the making of copper farthings, and also 56 barrels of the like copper imported in the ship "the Grave." Ibid, p. 238.
Same to same forwarding copy of a complaint against [Arthur] Upton, Collector of Customs in Falmouth port. In accordance with the King's decision in Council, Upton is to be suspended till his case be further heard. Ibid, p. 239.
Sir Ro. Howard to Richard Ayliffe. The Farmers of Excise of Southampton have petitioned the Lord Treasurer about abuses done to them in restoring certain distressed goods of one Thomas Long. I find by your letter that you conceive that Long might enter his appeal. If you consult the Excise laws you will find that the time for an appellant to enter an appeal is limited, and Long has not so entered it. Take the matter into your consideration and end it so as to save the trouble of a journey hither. Out Letters General III. p. 207.
Entry of the reference to Auditor Aldworth of the statement of Sir Stephen Fox's interest account as follows :— Ibid, p. 208.
£ s. d.
For money borrowed for pay of the Guards and Garrisons for one year ending 1670, Sept. 24 (interest) 2,690 9 11
[Ditto] for the year ending 1671, Sept. 23, (ditto) 1,081 8 9
[Ditto] for two months to Nov. 18 following (ditto) 1,057 15 3
For money advanced upon orders to several persons computed to 1672-3, Jan. 1 (as are also the above three items) (ditto) 5,014 1 9
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Sir John Norton, Chief Woodward of New Forest, to fell 200 tons of timber (not ship timber) for Sir Robert Holmes for repair of Hurst Castle in the Isle of Wight : the overplus thereof to be employed in the repair of Yarmouth Castle in the Isle of Wight. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 250-1.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672, Nov., of a grant to Ben. Batten, son of Sir William Batten, deceased, of a prize vessel taken in the last Dutch war, called the "Will. [? Witt] and Elizabeth," of 60 tons with all her tackle, furniture, &c. : without account : as royal bounty. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 127.
Same of same dated 1672, Dec., of a grant to Tho., Earl of Ossory, George Viscount Halifax, Denzell Lord Holles, and Francis Knollis, gent., of an annuity or yearly pension of 2,000l. for the natural life of William, Earl of Strafford : to commence from Michaelmas last. Ibid. p. 128.
Entry of the reference from Treasurer Clifford to Barth. Fillingham of widow Price's petition. Ibid.
Same of same from same to the Excise Commissioners of Auditor Birch's certificate concerning Mr. Beane's overpayment of 41l. 8s. 9d. on his farm of the Excise of Suffolk ended 1668. Ibid, p. 129.
Jan. 10 Treasurer Clifford's subscription (in duplicate, one undated, the other in the unusual form as follows : "I have been acquainted with this docquet and have received His Majesty's pleasure therein for passing thereof) of a docquet, one dated 1672-3, Jan. (the other dated 1672, Dec.) containing His Majesty's pleasure for the suspending of all payments upon orders in the Exchequer until the first day of May next, except such payments as are herein excepted. Ibid, pp. 126, 129.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a grant to pass the Great Seal for a lease to [Peter Calverd, Samuel Vincent and Edmd. Bostock, of London, Esq.] — of [the farm of] the duties on proceedings at law : said grant to be for three years from 1672, Oct. 22, at the yearly rental of 26,500l., on which rental 30,000l. advance is to be made, 20,000l. before 1672, Dec. 25, and the other 10,000l. before the sealing of the lease : the rent to be payable by three [annual] payments on the 30th day after the first day of every Hilary term, Easter term and Michaelmas term respectively, "in which words the first day of the term we do not intend the Essoyn day but the day in Bank, or the quarto die post as it is usually called." The first payment of said rent to be made on the 30th day after the first day of Hilary term next. (Undated entry [? Jan. 22] of Treasurer Clifford's subscription of docquet hereof. In this docquet the clause relating to the advance on the farm is stated differently as follows, viz. in consideration of 20,000l. already advanced and paid, and 10,000l. to be advanced &c. ut supra. Further an allowance of 100l. per an. to be made to them for a house for their office : the Farmers to keep distinct books of accounts and suffer same to be inspected by such as the Lord Treasurer shall appoint. Further like signature of docquet, dated Feb. 12.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 201 ; Out Letters General III. pp. 241-2 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28 074, pp. 132, 139-40.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition from Nich. Warren, William Throckmorton, William Drake and company, merchants, for permission to land some wines into cellars, they keeping keys on the doors, until the same be viewed and the damage adjusted. Out Letters General III. p. 208.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir Rob. Holmes earnestly recommending him on all occasions to order all his officers to assist the Excise officers in collecting the duty from any soldiers under his command, "it being a case ordered by His Majestie in Councell that all souldiers should pay according to the laws of Excise as other persons [do]. This businesse arises from a complaint of the Farmers that upon some occasions they have bin denyed assistance from your officers by reason whereof they durst not put their warrant for distresse in execution nor come into their houses to gauge." Out Letters General III. pp. 208-9.
Entry of the order of reference from the Treasurer Clifford to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of four daughters of the late Col. Henry Washington, deceased, praying that in lieu of a pension of 200l. per an. granted to them they may have a grant of several rents as in a schedule : same having been referred to the Treasury on the 4th inst. by the King in Council, His Majesty retaining a particular sense of the constant loyalty of said Col., being inclined to gratify petitioners in any reasonable suit. Ibid, p. 209.
Same of same from same to Mr. Webb, Mr. Sherwyn, Mr. Fillingham of the petition of Mr. Henry Fanshaw for some allowance for his care and pains in receiving the extracts of the several hundreds, towns and hamlets of England and Wales, and other services, in order to a just collection of the last subsidy. Ibid, p. 210.
Sir Rob. Howard to the Attorney General forwarding an account of certain purprestures and encroachments made in the forest of Delamere, co. Chester, by Capt. Davis, pretending a title to about 500 acres of said forest land. Please return to the Lord Treasurer your answer by messenger to the queries on said paper herewith. Ibid.
[Same] to the Customs Commissioners forwarding an order of Council about the advance of pay to seamen. It is the King's express pleasure that copies of it be sent away by this night's post to the several officers in the outports with directions to publish same. Ibid, p. 217.
Jan. 11 Royal sign manual for a privy seal for the Lord Treasurer to direct the Trustees of the late Queen Mother to redeliver bonds to Sir Thomas Orby of the penalty of 4,500l. conditioned to pay 2,250l. within half a year of the date of the bond and to discharge Sir Peter Killigrew of the said debt, being the fine of [a] lease taken in the name of the said Sir Peter in trust for Sir Thomas Orby. King's Warrant Book III. p. 186.
Letter of direction concerning 1,000l. part [remaining unpaid] of an order dated 1671, May 25, for 3,000l. to Mr. Hervey for the Queen Consort : same having been charged on the Country Excise is now ordered to be paid out of any money in the Exchequer. Warrants Early XIX. p. 252.
Treasurer Clifford's warrants to Richard Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, to pay 40l. to the Earl of Middlesex for two years' creation money : and 20l. to the Earl of Dorset for one years' same. Money Book (Customs), p. 88.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant for the execution of a money warrant of 1671, Dec. 18, for 50l. to the Earl of Denbigh for 1½ years' creation money. Ibid, pp. 89, 91.
Sir Ro. Howard to [the Customs Commissioners] to pay to Joseph Jordan, son of Sir Joseph Jordan, the bill money and other perquisites belonging to his place as a waiter in London port. Out Letters General III. p. 211.
Jan. 13 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3, Jan., of a warrant to the Exchequer for 300l. to Sir Edward Spragg (whom His Majesty has appointed Envoy to the French King) : without account : for his expenses in that journey. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 130.
Same of same dated 1672-3, Jan., of a constitution of Richard Beech, to be a Commissioner of the Navy loco Thomas Middleton, lately deceased : with the allowance of 350l. per an. Ibid.
Money warrant for 201. to Richard Dorney for one year on his fee as one of His Majesty's musicians for the violins in ordinary. Warrants Early XIX. p. 252.
Same for 20l. to Robert Swan for Xmas quarter last on his yearly allowance for his fidelity in securing His Majesty in his escape after the battle at Worcester. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Auditor and the Receivers General of Crown Revenues in South Wales to pay 800l. per an. to the Marquess of Worcester or the Steward of his household as by the privy seal of July 10 last, for defraying the extraordinary expense of his court and household as Lord President of His Majesty's Council in the Marches of Wales : the first payment to be by way of advance for the quarter commencing at Lady Day last : and also the yearly sum of 400l. for provision and maintenance of an honourable stable for him : as by another privy seal of same date : the first payment to be made for the half year ended Sept. 29 last. Ibid, pp. 253-4.
Same for the execution of a Treasury warrant of Oct. 29 (ut supra Vol. III. pp. 1295-6, 1338) for tallies of transfer from John Colvill to Sir Walter Moyle of orders on the Wine Act for 2,000l. and 240l. interest thereon on his account as Receiver of the Additional Aid, co. Cornwall, and for a further 434l. 10s. 0d. for said Moyle's overpayment on the Poll. Ibid, p. 254.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Earl of Rochester for one year on his pension. Ibid, p. 255.
Same for 89,000l. to Sir Thomas Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy. Ibid.
[?] Letter of direction by Treasurer Clifford on an order No. 652, of date 1671, Nov.7, for 3,000l. payable to Sir John Banckes, bart. Money Book (Excise), p. 26.
Jan. 13 Warrant by same to the Receipt for tallies for 5,000l. to be levied on the Additional Country Excise, and to be issued to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for the service of the Household. Ibid.
Same by same to same for tallies to be levied on Richard Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, for 40,000l. to be issued on such orders as are drawn to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Navy. Money Book (Customs), p. 87.
Same to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Mountney for Xmas quarter last as Messenger attending the Treasury ; and dormant warrant for same in future at the rate of 3s. 4d. a day. Ibid, p. 88.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Cashier of the Customs to pay from time to time the pension of 2,000l. per an. to John Earl of Bath, as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of His Majesty's Bedchamber. Money Book (Customs) p. 88.
Sir Rob. Howard to Mr. Mountney. You are to acquaint the [Customs] Commissioners with any orders or warrants you receive at any time in relation to the drawing of bills on Collectors of the out ports for money or where any business shall be directed to be by you done. Out Letters General III. p. 219.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Earl of St. Albans and the rest of the Trustees and Administrators of the late Queen Mother. It appears by your certificate that Mrs. Elizabeth Marbury. one of the late Queen Mother's servants, made a composition with you in the late Queen Mother's life time for a lease of certain lands in the manor of East Dereham, co. Norfolk, and was to pay a fine of 30l. for same : but that the lease was not executed by reason of the suddenness of the said Queen's death, and it was accordingly not put into the schedule of lease, which by the King's letters patent of 1670, July 15, you are authorised to perfect and execute, and the same land was afterwards, by warrant from the Treasury, granted to Mary Palmer for two lives, she being the present tenant. You are hereby to find out some other lands to the like value and to demise same to said Marbury. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 225-6.
Declaration of Lord St. John's accompt of moneys imprested to him for repair of Lindhurst. (Charge, 1,050l. ; discharge, 1,057l. 17s. 9d. ; surplus, 7l. 17s. 9d.) Ibid, p. 240
Treasurer Clifford to [? Sir R. Long]. The Victuallers of the Navy have lately received 7,000l. at the Receipt on assignments of the Treasurer of the Navy and they are further to receive 2,000l. on the like assignments by tallies on the Cashier of the Customs. These sums are to be accounted as part of the proportion which said victuallers are in arrear of the weekly allotment to the Navy for the service of last year. [This is sent to you] "to the end you may direct the Imprest bills to be made out accordingly." Ibid
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Emanuell Woolley, Geo. Kennicot et al. owners of the ship "Peter." lately seized at Dartmouth for landing tobacco from Virginia, have declared in their petition that they let the said ship to freight to one Joseph Pearce for a voyage to Virginia, thence to England, thence to Rotterdam. In his return journey, for fear of enemies and by extreme foul weather, he was forced into Limerick, where his cargo was discharged without the privity or consent of the owners, the officers of the ship intending only to sell some of the cargo to buy provisions with : as appears by the oath of John Sweet, master, Henry Golding, master's mate, and John Skynner, boatswain. You are to discharge said ship and [cease] the prosecution thereon. Ibid, pp. 240-1.
Same to same to order the collector of the duty on coals in Newcastle port to repay to Ralph Fell what said Fell paid for the aliens' duty on 24 chaldron of coals exported by him since May 10 last from Newcastle to Hamburgh in the "Marcus" of Tuninge, Carsten Fink master. Ibid, p. 242.
Treasurer Clifford to the King's Remembrancer to cause a writ of diem clausit extremum to issue out of the Exchequer in order to the securing the 200l. due to the King from Robert Wood, deceased, Sub-collector in several Hundreds under George Clarke, Collector of Hearthmoney, co. Devon. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 243.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Clement Blackinston as landwaiter at Topsham loco Benjamin Mounteney. deceased. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to [? the Clerk of the Pipe] to instal the debt of 197l. 3s. 2¼d. (as certified by Tho. Raban, deputy to Auditor Morice) due from William Speight, late Collector of divers priory and monastery rents in co. Lincoln, who has been suspended from said office and imprisoned for not accompting for the issues thereof for the year ended 1670, Sept. 29 : and further to permit him to collect the 63l. 8s. 4d. the uncollected part of said arrear. Ibid, p. 247.
Same to [the person in whose custody said Speight remains] to release him on bail. Ibid.
Entry of the order of reference to Mr. Fillingham of the petition of Daniell Johnson ut supra p. 14 : to report out of what part of His Majesty's revenue other persons in like condition with petitioner have been paid. Out Letters General III. p. 213.
[?] Sir Rob. Howard to the Attorney General. Mr. Baptist May has petitioned the King for the confirmation of certain fee farms by him lately purchased to the value of 19,250l. 12s. 6d. from the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms. On report from the Lord Treasurer the King has agreed thereto. Yon are to prepare such warrant for confirmation. Ibid.
Jan. 14 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3. Jan., of a grant to Marmaduke Parry Esq., of the office of Surveyor of His Majesty's Great Wardrobe : with the fee of 300l. per an. the first payment thereof to begin at Lady Day next. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 130.
Same of same dated 1672, Dec., of a warrant to the Exchequer for 1,000l. to Thomas. Lord Colepeper for two years salary to June 24 last as a member of the Foreign Plantations, "from which time His Majesty did by letters patent under the Great Seal of England constitute and appoint him Vice-President of the said Council with the salary of 600l. yearly." Ibid, p. 131.
Privy seal for 4,400l. to Lord Buckhurst as the King's free gift to him : tallies are to be levied on said Lord Buckhurst for moneys payable by him on contracts for the fee farm rents of the manors of Bradbury and Hilton, in the bishopric of Durham, in jointure to the Queen Consort, and of the yearly value of 550l., and if any overplus [remain of said 4,400l. not met out of said purchase money] same is to be paid out of the Exchequer : all "out of our royal favour towards the said Lord Buckhurst, and in consideration of his merit in our service we have designed some considerable gratification for him which the present condition of our affairs will not permit us to do by any money out of our present treasure." (Undated royal warrant for said privy seal. Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated Jan. 14. of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 201, 243-4 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 131.
Money warrant for 120l. to Mr. Sayers, one of Her Majesty's Pages of Honour, for one year on his pension as granted by privy seal of 1670. Sept, 27. Warrants Early XIX. p. 268.
Money warrant for 100l. to Francis Mansel for half a year on his yearly annuity or pension granted in reward of service by him performed to His Majesty in his miraculous escape after the battle of Worcester. Warrants Early XIX. p. 277.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant for the execution of a warrant of 1670, July 5, for the books of liberate of the Usher of the Exchequer to be paid out of the Tenths of the Diocese of Norwich. Ibid, p. 255.
Money warrant for 200l. to Lieut. Col. Rumsey for one year on the yearly sum of 200l. ordered out of the remains of the Queen's dowry to be paid to him and Major Edward Trelawney during the King's pleasure as royal bounty towards their support until their better provision as by the privy seal of 1669, Nov. 20. [In the margin the names of both Rumsey and Trelawney are entered as if the payment was to be to each.] Ibid, pp. 255-6.
Same for 40l. to John Jenkins for one year on his fee as one of His Majesty's music. Ibid, p. 256.
Same for 150l. to Mrs. Rebecca Brouncker for half a year on her pension. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford to the Governor of New England. I am informed that the ship "Successe," of Piscataquay, Robert Ellis, master, the "Industry," ketch, of Boston, Mark King, master, the "Hopewell," of New England, James Clarke, master, and the "George,' of Londonderry, John Mordake, master, laded within your Government certain commodities of the growth thereof, doubtless after giving bond for their due unlading in England or in some other of His Majesty's Plantations in America. Contrary hereto they proceeded to Ireland and landed there their lading or part thereof. I give you notice hereof that you may prosecute the said bonds effectually against the sureties respectively.
The like letters respectively to the Governor of Antigua as to the ship "London Derry [sic? for —, of Londonderry], William Tooke, master.
To the Governor of Montserrat for the ship "St. Michaell," of Galloway, Thomas Kelley, master.
To the Governor of Mevis for the ship "Three Brothers' of Londonderry, William Cooke, master, and the "Partridge,' of London, Robert Jenkinson, master.
To the Governor of Virginia for the ship "Sarah and Mary," of Boston, in New England, William Newman, master.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 244.
Treasurer Clifford's instructions to the Customs Commissioners in the form of resolutions on the said Commissioners' paper of the 13th inst. You may make a view of wines which have lain long in the Customs warehouse and accept duty for them according to their condition.
The several patent officers are to enter nichills in the yearly Exchequer books for registering entries of the Navigation duty and the duties of aliens and petty customs inwards as dispensed with by the declaration of May 10 last.
To enable you to lay before me an entire view of the Customs revenue send to the respective farmers of the petty farms of the Customs for all necessary accounts concerning their said farms.
On your report of Mr. Kirkbie's having settled a correspondency in the several ports in Ireland [to inform as to breaches of the Navigation laws] I very well approve thereof. You are to make him allowance from time to time for his charges.
Ibid, p. 250.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Geo. Fryer and John Fryer as boatmen in Chester port locis Jones and Ansdale, who refuse the same. And John Taylour as a boatman at Falmouth loco Peter Clerk, found guilty of fraud. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 256.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir Ro. Long to pay the Earl of Sunderland 800l. with the first conveniency possible, in whole or by instalments. Out Letters General III. p. 214.
Entry of the reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Edmd. Warcup concerning 255l. left in the hands of one Bulstrode, who was broke. Ibid.
Jan. 15 Money warrant for 250l. to Henry Brounker, Esq., for half a year to Xmas last on his allowance as one of the Council for Plantations. Warrants Early XIX. p. 256.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Auditor and the Receiver of Crown Revenues of South Wales, or of the district comprising the Forest of Dean, to pay to John May, gent., a salary of 100l. for himself and 20l. each for two deputies : he being appointed by said Lord Treasurer to attend the preservation of the standing woods and young woods that shall grow in and upon such nurseries for ship timber as are and shall be taken and enclosed out of Dean Forest to contain 10,000 acres, together with the present charge and oversight of all other woods, underwoods and timber on any part of the wastes of the said forest or late forest of Dean. Ibid, p. 258.
Money warrant for 400l. for half a year to Xmas last to the Earl of Shaftesbury, as President of the Council for Foreign Plantations, and 250l. as same to Lord Alington, Silius Titus, Richard Lord Gorges, Henry Slingsby, John Evelyn, Sir Humphry Winch, Edmund Walter, as members of said Council ; and 250l. to Benjamin Worsley for same as Secretary and for [125l. for] a quarter of a year to Sir John Finch [as a member of said Council]. Ibid, p. 259.
Same for 125l. for Xmas quarter last to Sir William Hickman, appointed a member of abovesaid Council loco Sir John Finch, who is appointed ambassador to the Ottoman Emperor on the death of Sir Daniell Harvey. Ibid, p. 263.
Same for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney, widow, as royal bounty Ibid, p. 259.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Cashier of the Customs to pay from time to time the Earl of Manchester's yearly sum or pension of 1,000l. as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Money Book (Customs), p. 89.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Auditor and to the Receiver [of Crown Revenues] of Wales to pay out of the Crown revenues of Wales and to allow in account the fee of 3s. a day to Xmas last to Isaac Shelbury, as serjeant at arms attending the Lord President and Council of the marches of Wales, as by his letters of appointment of 1667, Oct. 17 : his said fee being hitherto paid out of the [Crown] revenues of Hereford, Worcester, Salop and Stafford, which cannot now be performed by reason of the sale of fee farms there. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 248.
Same to Sir John Norton, High Woodward of New Forest, to pay out of the sale of dotard trees and offal timber the yearly allowance of 560l. allowed in lieu of browsewood, brecknecks and eyne boughs formerly taken by the several keepers and other officers of said Forest, Burley walk included : to be distributed in such proportions as Lord St. John, Warden of said forest shall decide : all as by the privy seal of 1671, Sept. 30. Ibid, pp. 252-3.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition from Sir Philip Honywood and Sir Walter Vane for Robert Honywood's estate forfeited by his service of the States of Holland after summons. Out Letters General III. p. 214.
Same of same to same of the petition of Samuel Lang for a lease of a tenement in the royal manor of Boyton, co. Cornwall. Ibid. p. 215.
Same of same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Fra. Townly and Edwd. Nelthrop for liberty to land wines and brandy, but to retain on shipboard some tobacco without paying custom on giving bond that it shall not be landed in any of His Majesty's territories. Ibid.