Entry Book
January 1673, 16-31

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'Entry Book: January 1673, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 37-55. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80463 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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January 1673, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Jan. 16 Money warrant, dormant, for the allowance of 10s. a day to Prince Rupert for his office of Governor or Captain of Windsor Castle, as by the royal letters patent of 1668, Oct. 19 : and warrant for payment of all arrears thereon to date. Warrants Early XIX. p. 256.
Treasurer Clifford's dormant warrant to the Receipt for tallies of assignment to be levied from time to time on the Wine Licences for any moneys received of the rents and arrears thereof due before Sept. 29 last, and of all rents and arrears therefor due before Lady Day next : all as granted to Visct. Grandison and Edward Villiers, Esq., in trust for Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland, as by the privy seal of the 7th inst. Ibid, p. 257.
Money warrant for 150l. to — Dawson, gent., as royal bounty without account, and for 7l. 10s. 0d. for charges in receiving said 150l. : to be paid out of such moneys as shall be paid into the Receipt by Francis Woodward, brother and executor of Richard Woodward, one of the sureties of Isaac Morgan, late collector of the duties on wines and vinegars in Bristol port. Ibid, p. 259.
Letter of direction on an order of 1668, Sept. 18, for 3,000l. to Sir Edmund Pooley, Kt., transferring same from the Hearthmoney to the duty on coals to be paid by 1,000l. per an. by half yearly payments. Ibid, p. 261.
Same on an order of 1670, Aug. 8, for 120l. 12s. 2d. to Richard Pigg, assigned by him to Sir Edmund Windham : same being hereby transferred to the Exchequer in General. Ibid, p. 262.
Same on an order for 351l. 4s. 3d. to John Walthew, whereof 39l. 5s. 0d. was by him assigned to Edward Wingfeild, and by Wingfeild assigned to abovesaid Sir Edmund Windham : being likewise transferred. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's dormant warrant to the Receipt for tallies of assignment from time to time on the London Excise for the 300l. per an. to Thomas Howard Esq., for his life, and for 200l. per an. to Lady Henrietta Maria Howard for 19¾ years. Ibid.
Same to the Farmers of the Post Fines to pay the annuity of 140l. from time to time to Thomas Aram, as by the letters patent of Dec. 30 last, and similarly the annuity of 100l. to Edward Bull. Ibid, p. 265.
Warrant from Treasurer Clifford to the Farmers of the Excise of London, Middlesex and Surrey. Two tallies dated the 10th inst. are struck on you, one for 2,000l. the other for 1,953l. 19s. 4d. You are to pay the first out of the rent of your farm for the present month and the second out of your February farm rent, "notwithstanding any former tallies of anticipation struck upon you." Money Book (Excise), p. 26.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to permit Francis Townley and Edward Nelthorp, merchants, to land certain wine and brandy (on which the Custom will be considerable) now on the ship "Deborah," Garret Gerson, master bound for Stockholm from France and driven into the port of London by storm ; and to suffer the said master to carry the tobacco to Stockholm, being only 60 rolls. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 256.
Confirmation by Treasurer Clifford and by Sir J. Duncombe of certain orders as follow given to the Customs Commissioners by the late Treasury Commissioners, viz. concerning the returning of port books and port bonds and sending out process upon them and discharging the same. "As also such other orders or instructions as have been given you by the said Lords Commissioners of the Treasury," viz. as follows :—
(1) Port bonds have used to be returned into the Exchequer once a year. It is found by reference that frauds have thereby been committed without prosecution. They are therefore hereafter to be returned quarterly.
(2) One of the sworn clerks or attorneys in the King's Remembrancer's office shall view all the bonds so returned and compare them with the certificates and with the Customers' books of the particular port. If the condition of the bond be performed same is not to be put in suit.
(3) In case of variation between the bond and the certificate, the Court to be informed.
(4) Bonds to be put in suit shall be shown to the Court the next day after the end of every term. The Customs Farmers or Commissioners to have liberty to peruse the list and offer any matter to the Court for stay of process.
(5) All process sent out on any port bonds shall be signed by the King's Remembrancer and one of the attorneys or sworn clerks of the [King's Remembrancer's] office, who is to take care of the process and not suffer any judgment of discharge to be entered till the Court be made acquainted therewith.
(6) When bonds are put in suit they shall be entered in a public book which shall be open in the office for any to view.
(7) When bonds are put in suit and pleas are pleaded the Attorney General is to be attended therewith to the end he may either join issue or confess. If he confess any plea the Court is to be acquainted therewith before any judgment be entered on such confession.
(8) The Customers of the various ports are to duly return their port books according to former order. No fee is to be paid for same in the King's Remembrancer's office.
(9) If they omit such due return process is to go out against them, to be signed as above by the King's Remembrancer and one of the attorneys or sworn clerks of the King's Remembrancer's Office ; who is from time to time to give account to the Court concerning same.
Ibid, pp. 245-5b.
Sir Ro. Howard to Auditor Aldworth. You are assigned to take the accompts of Sir Ro. Atkins, senr., as Receiver of the law duty. You are to prepare a state of the accompt for the Lord Treasurer's directions before perfecting same. Out Letters General III. p. 215.
Jan. 17 Copy of an order of the King in Council for the encouragement of such able seamen as shall voluntarily come in to serve His Majesty. In any ships of war of the first and second rate every such seaman respectively shall receive an advance, by way of bounty, of six weeks pay. In any third rate ship every such seaman shall receive respectively one month's pay in advance by way of bounty, to be paid to every one of them by the Clerk of the Cheque of His Majesty's Yards of Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham and Portsmouth, by direction of the Duke of York, Lord Admiral of England, and at all other ports by an officer by him to be appointed for listing the said seamen ; who upon sight of every able seaman and an account taken before the magistrate of the place of his abode and his promise to repair to the ship by a certain day appointed him by the said officer shall pay the same. Further it is ordered that the pay of every seaman that shall so voluntarily come in to list themselves to serve in any ships of the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd rate shall commence the day that every of them received the said money by way of advance, and that every of them shall at the end of the ship's voyage wherein they served be exempted from being turned over into any other ship in His Majesty's service. In order that His Majesty's bounty may be made known and public the Lord Treasurer is to direct and require the Customs Commissioners to notify the same to all maritime towns and ports. King's Warrant Book III. p. 212.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies for 2,000l. to be levied on Richard Mountney, Receiver General of the Customs, and for issues to be made of said 2,000l. on such orders as do remain undischarged in the hands of Sir Thomas Osborne, bart. Treasurer of the Navy, "which [2,000l.] moneys are appointed for the victualling of the said navy." Warrants Early XIX. p. 264.
Same to the Cashier of the Customs to pay the Earl of Bath 255l. 10s. 0d. for one quarter to Xmas last on his fee of 56s. a day as Governor of Plymouth, as by the letters patent of 1661, May 13 ; said fee having been hitherto paid out of the Crown revenues of Co. Devon, which now [in consequence of the sale of fee farms] fall short of answering said fee, the above payment and all future payments of said fee are to be made out of the Customs revenue of Plymouth port. Money Book (Customs). p. 89.
Sir Ro. Howard (from Wallingford House, the house of Treasurer Clifford) to Sir Robert Long to pay 82l. 9s. 0d. to Edward Progers, with what conveniency may be, for provisions for hay, &c., for Middle Park at Hampton Court. Out Letters General III. p. 216.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron, returning a paper [see p. 38] delivered for the Lord Treasurer's approbation, concerning port bonds. The Lord Treasurer thinks it very fit to be made an order of Court. Ibid, p. 220.
Entry of the reference to the Earl of Bath, as High Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall and Lord Warden of the Stannaries, of the petition of Nicholas Courtney of the Inner Temple praying to be attorney of said Duchy : the King having, on the 13th inst., referred it to the Lord Treasurer to consider how His Majesty may conveniently re-establish an officer of that nature for the good of his own service. Ibid
Jan. 18 Money warrant for 250l. each to Sir Robert Southwell, Sir Edward Walker, Sir Joseph Williamson, and Sir John Nicholas for one year on their salaries of 50l., and increase of salary of 200l. as Clerks of the Privy Council. Warrants Early XIX. p. 260.
Same for 124l. 14s. 0d. to Ralphe Mountague, Master of the Wardrobe, to be by him paid over to Tobias Rustat, yeoman of His Majesty's robes for his liveries at the Feast of All Saints 1671 (being 80l.) and for his customary allowance for airing and keeping His Majesty's coronation and parliament robes for the half year ended 1672, Lady Day. Ibid, p. 261.
Same for 227l. 10s. 0d. to John Doddington for three months (Oct. 9 last to Jan. 7 inst.) on his ordinary of 50s. a day as Resident at Venice. Ibid.
Same for 686l. 5s. 0d. to Sir Allen Apsley for half a year on his several fees and allowance (viz. 10s. a day, 30l. a month and 800l. per an.) as Master of His Majesty's Hawks. Ibid, p. 263.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to release from seizure the ship "Hope," of Jersey, which was by Benjamin Du Maresq and others, owners thereof (not understanding the King's pleasure against trading in America) freighted with manufacture for Jamaica, reladed there but forced by stress of weather into the Isle of Wight and there seized : the petition in this matter being referred to Treasurer Clifford by order of the King in Council of the 8th inst. Petitioners are to unlade in England and pay all customs. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 249.
[?] Declaration of accompt of Hugh May, as administrator of Adrian May, of money by them or one of them received for the charges of bringing the New River to Hampton Court, and the plantations there and at Greenwich and St. James's Park, and other services as by the privy seals of 1663, Oct. 23, 1665, July 22, and 1671, June 29. (Charge 6,911l. 3s. 11½d. : discharge 6,911l. 3s. 11½d.) Ibid.
Jan. 18 Sir Ro. Howard to the Earl of Arlington to wholly supersede with what speed possible the letter of the 14th inst. relating to a decree against Sir Daniel Bellingham for 14,369l. 16s. 9d. due to the King from Sir D. Bellingham, late deputy to the Vice-Treasurer and Treasurer at War in Ireland : the Earl of Anglesey having this day been with the Lord Treasurer concerning same. Out Letters General III. p. 216.
Entry of the order of reference to Auditors Beale and Philipps of Sir Geo. Carteret's account of interest and gratuity money. Ibid, p. 222.
Jan. 19 Royal sign manual directed to Sir Robert Long, as Receiver General of the rents, &c., of the jointure of the late Queen Mother, to pay 500l. to Sir Thomas Bond for the use of Genevieve de Bardou, as royal bounty and in consideration of her services to and attendance upon the late Queen Mother.
Followed by :—Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dated 1672-3, Feb. 17, for the execution hereof.
Warrants Early XIX. p. 281.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to James Hoare, senr., Comptroller of the Mint, to pay (out of imprests therefor) for certain parcels of copper blanks lately imported. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 252.
Jan. 20 Royal sign manual to the Attorney General to prepare a bill for the Great Seal for a grant to Roger Earl of Orrery his heirs, executors or assigns of the yearly pension or annuity of 838l. 14s. 0d. to be paid out of the Receipt of the Exchequer, Ireland, by half yearly payments at Lady Day and Michaelmas : to commence from Lady Day last and to continue till the sum of 8,000l. sterling shall be at one entire payment satisfied and paid to said Earl, his heirs or assigns, without defalcation to be thereof made upon account of said pension. Upon receipt of said sum said pension is to cease all in consideration of the surrender by said Earl of the several patents of the respective offices and places relating to the Presidency of the Province of Munster, in Ireland, and in regard of his services and sufferings and for the better support and provision for himself and family. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription dated Feb. 18 and Feb. 22 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 213 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 137, 142.
[?] Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge the executrix of Thomas Chiffinch, William Rumbull, Elias Ashmore and others concerning their execution of a commission for discovery of moneys and goods belonging to His Majesty. King's Warrant Book III. p. 214.
Jan. 20 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672, Nov, of a restitution of temporalities of the bishopric of Gloucester to Dr. John Pritchett now bishop thereof : to date from the death of the last bishop there. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 131.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for so much grown due to him on the privy seal of Nov. 24 last for 2,000l. per an. to him from Midsummer last for His Majesty's secret service without accompt. Money Book (Excise), p. 27.
Letter of direction by Treasurer Clifford on an order of 1671, Nov. 30, for 5,000l. for Sir Stephen Fox registered on the Country Excise. "Let this order be paid by striking a tally for the same upon the Farmers of His Majesty's revenue of Excise of London." Ibid, p. 26.
The like direction on an order for 5,000l. for the Cofferer of the Household. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford to Mr Parry. The King has by privy seal directed payment of 2,000l. to Silius Titus out of the remainder of the Queen's portion. Two bills are drawn on you for this total. You are to take care that just compliance be given to the same and that you allow such usual rebate as may make any Custom House bills in your hands present money. Warrants Early XIX p. 263.
Sir Rob. Howard to Sir John Shaw to meet him as to the best way to complete the discharge from the King to said Shaw and partners, late Farmers of the Customs, on account of the last two years of their said farm. Out Letters General III. p. 217.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe and the seven auditors of the revenue to certify the Lord Treasurer what the certain stipends and other perpetual allowances are in each county and what rents are set apart for payment of them, that it may appear whether the rents be sufficient to bear them, and whether any of those rents be contained in any of the contracts and conveyances now to be passed ; that they may be reprised out of them ; and if the rents so set apart be insufficient, what other rents are remaining in charge not granted to the Trustees as those nomine decimae and that may be applied to meet said stipends and allowances. Ibid.
Sir Ro. Howard to the Trustees for sale of Crown Lands to direct their clerks to prepare an account in a parchment book of all the rents that have been sold distinguishing the several counties, and also what are Duchy of Lancaster rents and what Exchequer rents. Till this be done said clerks are to receive no more salary. You are also to attend the Lord Treasurer on Thursday next about the abovesaid rents set apart for perpetuities. Out Letters General III. p. 218.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to speed the account of the [farm of the] 4½ per cent. of Barbados. Ibid, p. 219.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to draw up what moneys are fit to be given to such persons as are settled at present by Mr. Kirby in Ireland, in relation to the preventing frauds in the Customs [in Ireland]. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to the Custom Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Saunders, merchant, and his partners about the ship "Dilligence" of Bideford, seized at Milford, for which they pray liberty to make a post entry of so much tobacco as is pretended to be embezzled, they paying customs. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford to the Salt Farmers to permit Edward Callendar, owner of the "James" of Pittenweem, James Cook, master, to reship for Sweden without payment of the ½d. per gallon, or 4d. per weigh (as demanded by said farmers under colour of the Act of Parliament for preventing frauds, the halfpenny per gallon being more than the usual custom, and demanded as if the said salt had been made in Scotland and imported thence as merchandise) certain Spanish prize salt laden at Leith, in Scotland, for Stockholm in Sweden, but taken in August last by a Dutch privateer and rebought by the said master who brought her to Dover, and there unladed by Callendar in regard of privateers and the approach of winter, he intending to reship the same in a Sandwich vessel. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 253-4.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Sir C. Harbord. Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular and ratal of a tenement in the manor of Boyton, Cornwall, of which Samuel Lang prays a new lease on surrender of the lease made to Henry Randall for 99 years, or for the lives of Margaret, Grace and Wilmot, his three daughters, of whom Wilmot is dead, and the said lease assigned to George Anderton, whose daughter petitioner married, and to whom said Anderton has given power to renew. Ibid, p. 254.
Jan. 21 Money warrant for 50l. to John Clerke, Dr. of Civil Law. for 1¼ years on his salary of 40l. per an. as Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge. Warrants Early XIX. p. 268.
Same, dormant, for the yearly fee of 100l. to Izaac Le Gouche, as His Majesty's Jeweller. Ibid, p. 262.
Same for 250l. to Lady Trevor, relict of Sir John Trevor, for half a year to Xmas last on her annuity as granted by letters patent of July 24 last.
(Followed by:—A letter of direction hereon by Treasurer Clifford, dated Jan. 28).
Ibid, p. 266.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of the Earl of St. Albans for the King's legal right in some improved grounds within the manor or soake of Somersham, co. Huntingdon. Out Letters General III. p. 218.
[?Jan. 21] Sir Ro. Howard to [Mr. —, officer for bills in the Custom House] to give bills of exchange to the value of 2,906l. upon Col. Rumsey, Collector of Customs of Bristol port, payable to Sir Thomas Littleton et al. Victuallers of the Navy. Out Letters General III. p. 221.
Jan. 22 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet dated 1672-3, Jan., of His Majesty's pleasure for erecting an office to be called the office of Housekeeper of the Excise office, and to annex thereto the yearly fee or salary of 400l., payable quarterly out of the Excise : and to grant same to William Chiffinch, to be executed by himself or deputy, and who is to find a man to be porter and another or more to be keeper of the woodyard and other yards belonging to the Excise Office. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 132.
Money warrant for 300l. to Sir Edward Knight. His Majesty's envoy to the King of France, for and in consideration of his expenses in that journey : to be received without account. Warrants Early XIX. p. 265.
Treasurer Clifford to [? the Farmers of the Excise of London, Middlesex and Surrey] to pay a tally struck on them for 500l. for Sir Orlando Bridgman for Xmas quarter last, on his pension : which tally ought to have been paid at Xmas last, "it being intended that the said pension should be duly paid and as exactly as the charge of the Excise Office quarterly." Money Book (Excise) p. 27.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir Ro. Long to pay the Agents of the Hearthmoney what is due to them for Xmas quarter last. Out Letters General III. p. 221.
Jan 23 Privy seal for granting to James Porter, Esq., a debt of 1,116l. 0s. 5¼d. due to the King from Gilbert Havers, deceased, late Receiver General of Crown Revenues for Norfolk and Huntingdon : all out of consideration of the faithful services of said Porter, who has petitioned for said debt. (Royal sign manual, dated Jan. 10, for said privy seal. Treasurer Clifford's subscription dated Feb. 12 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 202. 226 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 132.
Treasury allowance of the amounts of interest due to Sept. 29 last to the respective Farmers of Country Excise as follows, viz. on advance payments of their farm rents paid in before the times limited by the covenants of their lease.
To the Farmers of Excise of co. Beds., 1l. 13s. 6¾d. ; Berks., 5sd. ; Bristol, 4l. 14s. 11½d. ; Cambridge, 21l. 1s. 6d. ; Cheshire, 13s. 10½d. ; Cornwall, 2s. 4¼d. ; Cumberland, 1s. 9¾d. ; Derby, 7s. 4¾d. ; Devon, 8s. 7d. ; Durham, 4s. 1¾d. ; Essex, Kent, &c., 23l. 18s. 1¼d. ; Hants, 4l. 16s. 0¾d. ; Hereford, 1s. 4d. ; Herts, 9s. 6d. ; Huntingdon, 1l. 2s. 11d. ; Lancs., 4s. 2¾d. ; Leicester, 1l. 12s. 0¼d. ; Lincoln, 7s. 11d. ; Northampton, 1l. 19s. 2d. ; Nottingham, 14s. 4½d. ; Oxford. 3s. 7¼d. ; Salop, 1l. 16s. 0¼d. ; Somerset, 1l. 0s. 1½d. ; Stafford, 1l. 3s. 4½d. ; Warwick, 11s. 1¼d. ; Worcester, 1l. 11s. 4¼d. ; Yorks. and Sussex, 2l. 5s. 7¼d. ; North Wales, 1s. 7¾d. ; South Wales, 3s. 3¾d. (Total, 73l. 15s. 3½d.).
Money Book (Excise) p. 29
Money warrant for 150l. to George Porter as royal bounty for service performed to His Majesty by him as Surveyor of Customs from 1671, Michaelmas, to Lady Day following : to be paid by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (Customs) p. 90.
Same for 100l. to John Turnbull for one year of his pension Warrants Early XIX. p. 267.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth Hudson, widow, for three quarters to Xmas last on her annuity. Ibid. p. 266.
Same for 56l. 2s. 6d. to Sir Edward Griffin, to be by him paid over to Paul Bridges, one of His Majesty's private music, for one year of his wages and livery, payable at the office of the Treasury [of the] Chamber. Ibid
Entry of reference to Mr. Sherwyn, Mr. Fillingham and Mr. Webb of the petition of Thomas Veel, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Gloucester, concerning sums paid by him to Mr. Killegrew with those of Mr. Nicholas Veele. by order of Treasurer Southampton, of which he could not get allowance, being unable to attend Sir Robert Howard on the reference from the late Treasury Lords by reason of petitioner's close imprisonment. Out Letters General III. p. 246.
Same of same to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Sir William Carre and Sir William Charter (Chaiter) for a grant of the estate of John Payne, late of Guildford, Surrey, forfeited for felony. Ibid, p. 237.
Same of same to same of the petition of Lord Wootton for the inheritance of some lands called Great St. John's wood, co. Midd. : as referred to the Lord Treasurer from the King. Ibid, p. 222.
Jan. 24 Privy seal, dormant, for a yearly pension of 100l. to Col. Hugh Piper to commence from Xmas last as now Deputy Governor of Plymouth under the Earl of Bath. Governor thereof (the late Deputy Governor, Sir John Skelton, being dead), "our gracious intention being that the said pension shall be settled unto the said Colonel Hugh Piper by an estabishment as is already done for the other charges of our garrisons," the like pension having been formerly allowed to said Sir John Skelton by a royal sign manual of 1671, Nov. 10 : this is therefore to continue until the said establishment be passed and commence accordingly. King's Warrant Book III. p. 235.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Mrs. Margaret Kilvert as royal bounty. (Money warrant, dated Jan. 27.) Ibid, p. 221 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 270.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant [to the Farmers of the London Excise] to pay the 250l. which ought to have been paid at Xmas to Lord Crofts for last Xmas quarter on his pension. Money Book (Excise), p. 27.
Same to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 277l. 6s. 8d. to Philip Warwick, Esq., for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Collector of Customs outwards London port. [Marginal memorandum. Mr. Mounteney certifies this year ended at Midsummer last.] Money Book (Customs), p. 90.
Money warrant for 120l. to Charles Arundel, one of Her Majesty's Pages of Honour, for one year of his pension as granted by the privy seal of 1664, Sept. 12. Warrants Early XIX. p. 268.
Same for 30l. to Henry Thomas for three quarters on his pension. Ibid, p. 269.
Same for 40l. to Sir Thomas Allen, Kt., for one year on his fee as Governor of Sandgate Castle. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant (in duplicate) to the Receipt to pay 1,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service without account in part of the 10,000l. as by the privy seal of Nov. 24 last, for which 10,000l. there is an order drawn and now remaining with the Auditor of the Receipt, said 1,000l. to be paid into the Exchequer by Capt. Francis Woodward, brother and executor of Richard Woodward, one of the sureties of Isaac Morgan, late Collector of the duty on wines and vinegar in Bristol port. Ibid, pp. 267, 269.
Same to same for a tally to be levied at the Receipt for 3,000l. as so much received of Peter Calvert, Samuel Vincent and partners in part of their advance money on account of the farm of the Law duty : and for issues of said 3,000l. to be made upon such orders as remain unsatisfied in the hands of Sir T. Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy : which moneys are for the Victualling of the Navy. Ibid, p. 270.
Money warrant for 60l. to John Shillingford alias Izard, for 1½ years on his fee as yeoman pricker to His Majesty's privy harriers. Warrants Early XIX p. 270.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on Richard Mountney, Receiver General of the Customs, for 2,906l., viz. one tally for 2,000l. on the Customs, and one for 906l. on the wines and vinegar duty : issues hereof to be made to Sir Thomas Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy, on such orders as remain in his hands unsatisfied : same to be employed for the Victualling of the Navy. Ibid, p. 272.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir R. Long. There remains 300l. in a late list for the Duke of Richmond. Please pay it to Sir Ro. Clayton as soon as you can. Out Letters General III. p. 223.
[?] Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay the Duke of York without delay his pension of 24,000l. per an., and that of 3,000l. for his children. As for the payment of pensions in general you shall have further order from the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Jan. 24 Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of William Taylour, of the Middle Temple, for renewal of lease of the agistment of pasture of two parcels of ground called Withy Brook and Cookham Marsh, in the manor of Cookham, Berks. Ibid, p. 224.
Same of same to same of the petition of William Burnet, praying (in consideration of his pains in abstracting all the lands and rents of considerable value which passed out of the Crown in fee by 9,000 and some odd hundreds of several patents which have been granted from the time of King Richard I. until the year 1637. the whole work being almost digested into method) a lease for 7½ years of several small arrearages of fee farms which were let to farm in the time of Charles I., which rents the farmers covenanted to put in charge, who not knowing how to do it forfeited their lease. Ibid, p. 225.
Same of same to same of the petition of Sir John Hinton, physician in ordinary to the King, to be admitted purchaser of the fee of two leases in his possession, and of the fee farm rents of 29l. and 46l. per an. Ibid.
Same of same to Auditor Stapleton and Mr. Arden of the petition of John How and Humphrey Wharton for a new lease of the Lot oar [ore] of their own lead mine in Stanhope and Wolsingham, in Durham, at the old rent of 60l. as first held by them of the Bishop of Durham, but since by the Act of Parliament charged with an increase rent of 150l. per an. Ibid.
Same of same to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Jasper Stampe for renewal of lease of a farm in Widcombe, and to purchase the increase rent of a copyhold in Tarrington granted to one John Mogge. Ibid p. 226.
Same of same to same of the petition of John Combe and Robert Day to add one life in their several tenements in Midsomer Norton and Farrington. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Huit for a watchman's place in London port. Out Letters General III. p. 226.
Same of same to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Mr. Lisle for a lease of Shaw Farm, co. Berks, in reversion after Mr. Bagnall's lease. Ibid, pp.228-9.
Jan. 25 Royal sign manual to the Lord Treasurer to grant to Daniel Mac Adam the next vacant King's waiter's place in London port, next and immediately after Henry Brounker, Esq. and Bernard Howard, Esq. respectively, shall have received each the benefit of a reversion of one such place. King's Warrant Book III. p. 220.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to Sir Robert Cleyton, of London, Kt., and John Morris, of London, Esq., of the yearly rent of 2,000l. out of the yearly rent or sum of 2,700l. reserved to the King out of the farm of unwrought wood, glass, &c., as by the demise thereof to Sir Robert Paston, Kt. and Bart., of date 1666, April 5, for 21 years and out of the 3,800l. per an. rent, "which the said Sir Robert Paston by his indenture of the 4th of February in the 20th year of our reign hath covenanted to pay to us, our heirs and successors as an increase of rent for the premises" : the said 2,000l. per an. to be payable to said Cleyton and Morris quarterly for their own uses clear of all deductions for the residue of the abovesaid term of 21 years. Further a clause to be inserted for said Cleyton and Morris to receive 1,000l. of said Paston out of the rent aforesaid now remaining unpaid. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription dated? Feb. 12 of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 222 ; British Museum Additional MS 28,074, p. 134.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Farmers of the Excise of London, Middlesex and Surrey, to pay from time to time to the Treasurer or Receiver General of the Queen Consort the sum of 10,972l. 19s. 3 1/24 d. per an. from Michaelmas last, without any abatement or defalcation whatsoever and before any other persons whatsoever with the same exactness and punctuality that the constant charge of the Excise Office is quarterly paid : all as by the royal letters patent under the Great Seal of Dec. 20 last granting same to the said Queen to complete her jointure of 40,000l. per an. Money Book (Excise), p. 28.
Payments directed [by Treasurer Clifford] to be made by the Cashier of the Customs for the following week from Jan. 25.
To the Earl of Dorset for 1 year's creation money 20l.
To the Earl of Middlesex for 2 years' creation money 40l.
To the Earl of Denbigh for 1½ years' creation money 50l.
Money Book (Customs), p. 90.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to [the Cashier of the Customs] to pay from time to time the pension of 1,000l. per an. to Lord Gerrard as one of the Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Ibid, p. 91.
Sir Ro. Howard to Col. Birch, Mr. Waring and Mr. Wingate to deliver to Auditor Aldworth an accompt of moneys received by you on the late Wine Acts since your last account in 1671-2, Feb. : and of bonds taken by you on the Retrospect : and of what other entries or gauges yet remain unsatisfied : distinguishing what bonds or securities are good, hopeful or desperate, what have been put in suit and what recoveries had on them, and what are depending in suit. Out Letters General III. p. 227.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to [the King's Remembrancer] to enter satisfaction on record of the bond of 2,000l., dated 1670, June 24, entered into by Isaac Morgan, of Bristol, gent., John Bowen and Richard Woodward, deceased, as sureties of said Isaac Morgan as Collector (to the then Customs Farmers) of the duty on wines and vinegar between 1670 and 1678. in the port of Bristol : said bond being forfeit by Morgan's defeasance, but Francis Woodward, brother and executor of said Richard Woodward having paid in the said 2,000l. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 257.
[?] Same to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to suspend Sir William Doyly, Knt., from his office of Teller of the Receipt, he having been found guilty of buying orders registered to be paid in the Exchequer "at a great under valuation, even at 45 in the hundred loss, to the great diminution of His Majesty's credit, with which His Majesty having been made acquainted hath been pleased to declare his high displeasure against a practice so unfit to be used by any person and much more by any officer of his Exchequer [and] hath been pleased to command me forthwith to suspend the said Sir William Doyly." Ibid, p. 258.
Jan. 25 Same to the Auditor and to the Receiver of Crown revenues of South Wales to pay and allow to John May (appointed to attend the preservation of the standing woods and young woods in such nurseries for ship timber as are or shall be enclosed in Dean Forest) 100l. per an. and 20l. per an. each to two deputies for the charge and oversight of the woods, underwoods and timber on any part of the wastes of the forest or late forest of Dean : to commence from Michaelmas last. Ibid.
Same to [the Customs Commissioners] to cause to be repaid to Theodore Jacobson the 40l. taken from him by the Customs officers of Newcastle port for aliens' duty of 80 chalder of coal contrary to the King's declaration of May 10 last. Ibid, p. 259.
The like warrant for the return of 33l. 5s. 0d. to William Willis and George Turfrey, of London, merchants, being similarly taken on 66½ chalder of coals. Ibid.
Sir Ro. Howard to Auditor Aldworth to forthwith audit the interest account of the several sums of money to the value of 94,000l. or thereabouts due from the King to the Farmers of the London Excise upon several orders of the late Treasury Commissioners, until such time as the same should have come in course to have been paid. Out Letters General III. p. 223.
Jan. 27 Treasury warrant for executing the warrant of 1672, July 4. for 2,830l. 16s. 0d. to William Batailhe for impost wines. Money Book (Customs), p. 61.
Letter of direction from Treasurer Clifford on an order, No. 624, registered on the Conntry Excise for 5,000l. for the Cofferer. "Let a tally be levied upon His Majesty's revenue of Additional Excise of London for the sum of 5,000l. and let issues be made of the same upon this order." Money Book (Excise), p. 27.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied for 20,000l. on the Additional Excise of London, and 20,000l. on the Country Excise : to be issued upon such orders as are remaining signed for payment of money to Sir Stephen Fox for the pay of the Forces. Ibid. p. 28.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied for 500l. on the Country Excise : to be issued upon such orders as are remaining signed for payment of moneys to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber for the service of the Chamber. Money Book (Excise), p. 28.
Money warrant for 187l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Joseph Williamson for three quarters to Michaelmas last on his fee of 50l. per an. and increase of 200l. per an. as one of the Clerks of the Privy Council. Warrants Early XIX. p. 270.
Same for 10l. to Anthony Segar for last Xmas quarter's allowance of salary as Chamber Keeper to the Treasury, and also for 67l. 18s. 0d. in full of his disbursements, 1672, Sept. 29, to the 21st inst., for the necessary use of the Treasury Chamber and Office. Ibid, p. 271.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Mountney to pay the Earl of Bath such money as shall from time to time grow due to him on his patents. Out Letters General III. p. 227.
Same to Auditor Phillips, forwarding Sir Rob. Crooke's certificate of certain stipends and other perpetual allowances in each county appearing within his office : as also of such rents in charge there as are to be set apart for payment thereof. You are to use this certificate in completing the work [compilation of schedules] lately given you in charge by the Lord Treasurer. Ibid, p. 228.
Same to Sir R. Long to pay 600l. to Mr. Harvy, the Queen's Treasurer. "which is the remainder of the money due upon an order in Mr. Harvy's name." Ibid, p. 231.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Bullfell (Bulfell) for a tidesman's place in London port. Ibid. p. 244.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to [John Norman as below]. John Hext. alias Hickes. on behalf of himself and divers other persons convioted for having been at conventicles, has petitioned the King that the 166l. 15s. 8d., being the King's third part of the moneys levied on them for their said offence in the time that Sir John Davy was sheriff in Devon, and which now remains in the hands of John Norman, late undersheriff to said Davy, may be restored to them in proportions as levied upon them and that all further process against them may be stayed. I have received His Majesty's command for the discharge and restoring of the King's part of said forfeitures. You are therefore to pay back the same accordingly. The Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer is to discharge said Sir John Davy of said sum on his account and to take care that no further process issue against the said parties concerning His Majesty's part of said forfeitures. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 260.
Same to John May, appointing him to take care of the woods in the waste of the forest of Dem (and in particular in the 11,000 acres as below when same shall be enclosed) ; requiring him to keep off all uncommonable cattle and to forbid all colliers and miners to cut any beech, birch, ash, hasel or other wood upon the wastes of the said forest or late forest of Dean other than as to what right is saved to them by the Act of 20 Car. II. for the preservation of said forest ; and to take special care that no fires be made in any part of the forest, and to watch against any spoil, to appreh end any person found cutting underwood or timber and bring them before the Lieutenant of the Forest or any Justice of the Peace or others who are enabled to inflict punishment thereon : His Majesty having, by advice of the House of Commons and of the Navy Commissioners, resolved that nurseries for timber shall be taken out of the wastes of the several forests, and in particular 11,000 acres in the forest of Dean. Ibid, pp. 261-2.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir Ro. Long for an account what money has been paid into the Exchequer on account of the Coinage [duty from the port of Londom and the outports] from 1671, Sept. 29, to 1672, Sept. 29. Out Letters General III. p. 224.
Jan 28 Privy seal for 250l. to Richard Lockhart and 250l. to Edward Roberts and 100l. to William Smithers. as royal bounty out of the revenues late in jointure to the Queen Mother. King's Warrant Book III. p. 240.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Sir Edmund Sawyer to allow 80l. in account to Simon Smith, as Receiver and Solicitor of the subsidy for co. Surrey. Warrants Early XIX. p. 283.
Same to Auditor Sir Joseph Seymour to allow 20l. in account to Peter Woodcock, Receiver and Solicitor of the subsidy co. Rutland, for his extraordinary pains and charge in that service. Ibid, p. 271.
Same to Auditor Phelips to similarly allow in account 72l. to William Andrews, Receiver General of the subsidy in co. Herts, for his pains and charge in acting also as Solicitor thereof. Ibid, p. 272.
Entry of an order made by Treasurer Clifford upon reading the several petitions of Colonel Holles, Lady Holles, relict of Sir Fretchville Holles, Kt., deceased, and the creditors of said Sir F. Holles. Ordered that Sir William Turner, Kt., solicitor appointed by the Lord Treasurer for managing suits in law and equity wherein His Majesty is concerned, do immediately sue forth letters of administration in his own name in trust for His Majesty as principal creditor of said Sir Fretchville Holles, he owing the King the sum of 1,500l., which was imprested into his hands by the officers of the Navy for bringing and furnishing the [Navy] stores with Irish oak but the same was not in any part performed. Turner to advise with the Attorney General and to inform Mr. Offley, of Counsel with petitioners, of his proceedings herein. Out Letters General III. p. 239.
Entry of the reference to Mr. Sherwyn, Mr. Fillingham and Mr. Webb of the petition of Nicholas Sexton, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Southampton (except the Isle of Wight), praying an allowance for extraordinary pains. Ibid.
Entry of the Lord Treasurer's decision on the petition of Devereux Pember concerning the Excise farm of beer and ale in South Wales which will determine in June, 1674, granted [to] Sir Philip Howard and partners and now to be surrendered and a new lease made to petitioner ; on which petitioner is to advance 1,550l. more than was paid by the present Farmers. Ordered that on advancing a quarter's rent more as is promised petitioner be granted repayment out of the last years' rent as desired by him. Ibid, p. 241.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Hen. Webb, Tho. Dipford, and Leticia Biggs (Bigs) for recompense for lands and houses near Plymouth fort taken in for enlarging said fort. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to Col. Birch, Mr. Wingate, Mr. Wareing, Capt. Kingdon, Auditor Aldworth and Mr. Green of the petition of Thomas Becon on behalf of William Read, late of London, merchant, concerning his bond for 120l. for wine duty ; said Read being poor and fled and some friends being willing to compound, in compassion for his wife and children. Out Letters General III. p. 247.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir Ro. Long, again desiring him, with all possible speed, to pay 255l. to Lady Wood, being the remainder of Sir Edward Wood's last order. Ibid, p. 227.
1672. June 28
[sic for 1672-3. Jan.]
Entry of the reference to Auditor Beale of the petition of James Haviland, Commissioner for the inhabitants of Guernsey (about moneys by them lent to their several governors, having petitioned His Majesty for the same, and His Majesty having referred it to the late Treasury Lords, who referred same to Auditor Beale to examine the accounts of the late Governors), praying that the report of Auditor Beale and all parties may be heard. Ibid, p. 228.
1672-3. Jan. 28 Same of same to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Laurence Hyde for a warrant to the late Queen Mother's Trustees to grant him the remainder of their term in the manor of Killingworth, co. Warwick ; the King having in the Queen's lifetime granted him a patent of same after her death. Ibid, p. 229.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Sherwyn, Mr. Fillingham and Mr. Webb to report on the sureties of Thomas Addison as Receiver of Hearthmoney for Cumberland and Westmoreland loco George Williamson, deceased. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Moses Perkins, watchman in London port, aged and infirm, praying that Anthony Smith, who will allow him a competency out of that employment, may be appointed in his stead. Ibid, p. 230.
Report from Treasurer Clifford to the King on the petition of the four daughters of Col. Henry Washington (for a grant of certain lands, part of the Queen's jointure), said petition having been referred to Treasurer Clifford in accordance with the order of reference of the 4th inst. The first rent of 200l. per an. petitioned for is issuable out of Lancaster Great Park or Ashdown Forest, co. Sussex, which is a chace belonging to the Duchy of Lancaster, computed to contain about 7,000 acres of waste ground in common to the tenants and inhabitants of several adjoining manors and parishes, which are very many, without whose consent (which will be very difficult, if possible, to be obtained) an improvement can hardly be made of any part thereof sufficient to bear out the rent of 200l. per an. reserved on the lease of said waste to the Earl of Bristol, dated 1661, April 1. But this being parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, before any grant can be made of same the King's pleasure must be signified to the Chancellor of the said Duchy.
The other parcel called Poynton's Cow pastures or Gosdales, in the county of Lincoln, was in 1660 granted to Sir Henry Heron for 21 years at 45l. per an. rent. Both parcels were part of the Queen's jointure and as proving defective were surrendered to the King by the Queen's Trustees. As to the stewardship of the manor of Peverell, co. Notts., whereunto the jurisdiction of the Court of Pleas doth belong extending over many parishes and villages in the county which was granted to the Earl of Norwich at the rental of 50l. per an., the Surveyor General of Crown Lands reports that he sees no inconveniency in granting to the trustees for the petitioners a lease thereof and of the other parcel of 45l. per an. and of the lands and other things whereof the said rents do arise.
Warrant Not Relating to Money III. pp. 269-70
Jan. 29 Royal sign warrant for 100l. to Capt. Daniel Johnson [as royal bounty] in reward of service done to His Majesty (money warrant dated Feb. 18). King's Warrant Book III. p. 225 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 282.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Mr. Mountney to pay 500l. to George Nicholas for one year of his salary as Surveyor General of Customs, London port. Money Book (Customs), p. 91.
Money warrant for 100l. to Mris Joyce Fowke, executrix of Richard March, Esq., late keeper of His Majesty's stores in the Tower of London, in part of the arrear of 272l. 14s. 0d. owing to said March for four years and 358 days to 1671-2, March 17, on his fee of 3s. a day payable at the Exchequer. Warrants Early XIX. p. 292b.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 20l. to the Earl of Peterborough on his creation money, the last payment thereon having been made 1671, June 2, for the year ended at 1671, Lady Day. Money Book (Customs). p. 91.
Money warrant, dormant, for 100l. 7s. 6d. per an. to Francis Stephens for salary and board wages as one of His Majesty's sergeants at arms. Warrants Early XIX. p. 271.
Same for 141l. to Raphaell Foliard and 91l. to Thomas Lisle for one year's allowance to June 24 last for barbing linen and lace as the King's barbers. Ibid, p. 276.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Henry Seymour, one of the Grooms of the Chamber, for renewal of an estate in several tenements in the Duchy of Cornwall. Out Letters General III p. 248.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir Ro. Long to pay 100l. to the King's littermen out of the moneys paid in by Mr. Dobell.
100l. to the Under-Marshals.
500l. to Mr. Packer, Paymaster of the Works, on the ordinary for the Works, and 200l. on the extraordinaries of the Works.
Ibid, p. 230.
[?] Same to Mr. Mountney. At any time when the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber payable by you bring their warrants to you you are to pay their pensions as they are due. This is the Lord Treasurer's direction in general and particularly I am to recommend the payment of the Earl of Manchester. Ibid.
Jan. 29 Same to Mr. Lawrence to attend the Lord Treasurer at Wallingford House on Monday afternoon about the office of [Remembrancer of] First Fruits and the moneys due to the King from Mr. Prettyman. Ibid, p. 231.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nicholas Park, one of the King's waiters of London port, concerning the 10l. moiety of appraisment paid by him and the 40l. damage against him on the verdict obtained by Clipsham, a merchant, whose wines he seized and prosecuted. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Sir Anthony Cope for recompense for damage done him by the new building of the Custom House. Said Harbord is to examine what the King's right of building upon the old and new Wool Quay is and how far both the legality and equity of it does extend and to take a strict survey of the buildings and measures of ground, joining Dr. Wren with him herein. Out Letters General III. pp. 232-3
Same of same to the Customs Commissioners of a letter and paper from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland concerning the decay of trade there. Ibid. p. 237.
Treasurer Clifford and Sir J. Duncombe to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms. There appears to me to have been great disorder in the management of the sale of fee farm rents for want of a proper method therein. For prevention hereof all the officers concerned are for the future to observe the following rules :—
(1) The Trustees are, with the Auditors, to compare first what is the charge registered on the fee farms and how much is yet unpaid.
Then (2) to examine what conveyances are passed and of what value ; the Auditor of the rates [ratals] is to take an account hereof and then the Auditor is to make up [an account of] rents remaining unconveyed and uncontracted for.
(3) In order hereto all rents that lie before the Pipe or Auditors are to be brought before said Trustees.
(4) Then to compute pensions, perpetuities and other constant payments (as allowances to governors of castles, compensation to auditors. &c) and to compute rents not yet empowered to be sold as nomine decimae rents and to propose by what way the King may empower the pensions to be fixed on the nomine decimae rents which are not saleable, whereby there may be as many rents free to be conveyed to satisfy the city debt as may be.
(5) You are to send to Auditor Phelips to examine what rents have been sold which should have been reserved and also to the other auditors to bring in to you their several rolls. Any rents that should be reserved, though contracted for, are not to pass. The auditors also are to bring all manner of other incident charges that must be satisfied some other way if fee farm rents be sold.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 262, 265.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Nall as a tidesman in fee in London port, loco Humphry Roscarrot, deceased.
Richard Anderson as boatman at Sunderland, loco David Robinson, lately dismissed for fraud.
Ibid, pp. 263, 265.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Seymour to allow 52l. in account to Capt. Martyn Sandys, as Receiver General and solicitor for the subsidy for co. Worcester, for his extraordinary pains therein. Ibid, pp. 263-4.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to similarly allow 160l. to Sir Christopher Musgrave as same for the three Ridings of Yorks. Ibid, p. 264.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat and ratal of a parcel of land containing 80 acres, lying in Surrey, valued at 20l. per an., in order to a lease thereof to Nicholas Kidwell, yeoman usher in the Chamber to His Majesty, at 10s. per an. rent. "To encourage petitioner to try His Majesty's title to the premises" the rent thereof is to be payable from the time of recovery of said land. Ibid, pp. 270-1.
Jan. 31 Letter of direction by Treasurer Clifford on an order of the 2nd inst. for 750l. for the Duke of York. Money Book (Excise), p. 29.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Receipt to pay quarterly from time to time the 2,000l. per an. to the Duke of Monmouth : levying tallies on the Country Excise for the satisfaction of same. Ibid.
Same to the Cashier of the Customs to pay from time to time the pension of 1,000l. to Charles Lord Buckhurst as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Money Book (Customs), p. 92.
Money warrant for 40l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse : to be without account ; for the Privy Purse : to be paid by striking a tally on the Cashier of the Customs. Ibid, p. 91.
Money warrant for 45l. 12s. 6d. to Thomas Ravenscroft for one year on his fee or salary as one of the Chamber Keepers to the Privy Council. Warrants Early XIX. p. 277.
Same for 300l. to the Earl of Arlington for three years to Xmas last on his annuity of 100l. [as one of His Majesty's principal Secretary of State]. Ibid, p. 279.
Jan. — Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal as follows. By the great seal of 1672. July 19, the total as follows of two several orders drawn at the Receipt, dated 1670. Aug. 22, in the name of James Bridgman. for 9,000l. and 1,000l. with 6 per cent. interest thereon, (which orders were by assignment vested in Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse) and another order drawn at the Receipt, dated 1670, July 12, in the name of said Baptista May for 10,000l. (all which several sums were designed for the use of the Privy Purse, and were to be paid out of the moneys arising by the sale of fee farm rents : of which last order however there remained due to said May only 9,242l. 10s. 0d. by reason that the sum of 752l. 10s. 0d., payable to said Baptist May by the said last order, had been by him assigned over to several persons, thus leaving a total of 19,242l. 10s. 0d.) all the said total was ordered to be satisfied by setting aside fee farms to be purchased by said May and his heirs. Afterwards on the 13th Sept., 1672, an indenture was made between the surviving Trustees for Sale of Fee Farm rents and said May, and was enrolled in Chancery for selling to said May certain fee farms, therein detailed, to said May and his heirs for ever. Notwithstanding all said proceedings it may still be conceived that the conveyance so made to May and the estate thereby bargained may remain charged with a trust or equity to the King and his heirs in regard that the consideration therefor was money due and payable to the Privy Purse and was not really paid to the King by said May though all the forms of a real payment into the Exchequer were therein observed, and although the said deed of bargain acknowledging the receipt of the said sum of 19,250l. 12s. 6d. and thereof acquitting said May is in law a full and final discharge thereof by virtue of the Act of Parliament for sale of fee farms. For the extinguishing of all doubt and question in the future, and as a mark of special grace to said May a bill is hereby to be prepared to pass the Great Seal containing the King's grant, release and confirmation to said May and his heirs and assigns of said fee farms and of all the royal title, trust, equity or claim thereto, "as of our free grace and bounty without any account." King's Warrant Book III pp. 216-8.
Jan. 31 Entry of the reference to the Agents for bringing in arrears of Taxes of the petition of Thomas Brown paying allowance for extraordinary pains, &c., as Receiver and Solicitor of the subsidy for co. Oxford. Out Letters General III. p. 232.
Sir Ro. Howard to [the Customs Commissioners] transmitting from Treasurer Clifford the petition of George Ramsden, of York, merchant, praying, in accordance with the Act of Tunnage and Poundage, allowance of 15l. 4s. 0d. paid by him for the Custom of goods at Hull, which were afterwards lost at sea. Ibid, p. 233.
Same, dated from Wallingford House, to the Commissioners of [Assessments in] the Western division of Cornwall. Yours of May 7 last received and thereupon the late Treasury Lords despatched one to Sir Walter Moyle, charging him with the witholding of the several head collectors' salaries. Moyle's letter in reply, dated Nov. 3 last, lay in town undelivered to the Treasury Lords, and is since come to the hands of Treasurer Clifford. He states that it is the said officers' fault that he allowed them not upon their accompts, they having given him no receipt for same as the law directs, and as soon as they shall do so he will pay the full salaries due to them for so much money as he received of or upon their respective accompts. By Treasurer Clifford's order I have written to Mr. Hoblin and Mr. Beauford to accompt and receive satisfaction for their salaries from Moyle, and forthwith to pay the supers set on them to Mr. Hall as formerly directed. The Lord Treasurer will send for them in custody to answer [any] their neglect thereof. But as to the accompt of Mr. Coode certified by the Commissioners [of Assessments] for the Hundred of Kerrier, Sir W. Moyle objects that the said Commissioners having notice that Mr. Coode was summoned by you, the General Commissioners, to render an account of the supers on him, did nevertheless take the said account ex parte and when Moyle was not present to make his exceptions thereto, by which means he is twice charged in that account with a sum of 297l. paid to Mr. Bryan Rogers upon said Moyle's bill now in his hands, with Rogers' receipt on the back thereof ; for which together with a bill for 100l. more paid [to] Mr. Worth (with [sic for which] two bills Mr. Coode sent to said Moyle to Truro by Mr. Grills), said Moyle gave a receipt to Grills for 397l. as paid by Mr. Cood. Further [yet notwithstanding] said Coode charges said Moyle with the sum of 297l. by virtue of Mr. Bryan Rogers' certificate, which certificate together with Moyle's account of the particular sums received of Mr. Cood is here enclosed. As to the 50l. alleged to be paid to Sir William Godolphin, Sir Walter is ready to satisfy it on the return of his bill with acquittance, as also the salaries whenever Coode will account with him and give him discharge according to the Acts. You are to summon both parties before you and examine the whole account and report thereon to Treasurer Clifford. Ibid, pp. 233-4.
Same to Mr. Beauford, Head Collector of Pyder Hundred, co. Cornwall, concerning the 229l. 12s. 0d. super set upon him by Sir Walter Moyle, and remaining unpaid by reason of the dispute concerning salary as above. In reply to your complaint Moyle wrote to the Commissioners of Assessments in the Western Division of Cornwall that it was your own fault since you never in any quarter cleared the sum in charge upon the said Hundred, and therefore never did demand salaries. He says further that he has in his hands the salary for 7,056l. paid him by you which amounts to 88l. 4s. 0d., which he is ready to satisfy you or pay upon your accompt, you first giving him a discharge according to the Act. Treasurer Clifford is very much displeased at your with-holding the King's money when you can have your salaries upon demand. Unless you pay the 229l. 12s. 0d. to Thomas Hall before the 1st of March you will be arrested. Ibid, p. 235.
The like letter to Mr. Hoblin, another of the head-collectors of Cornwall, concerning the 705l. 4s. 6d. super remaining upon you of which you deposited 425l. in the hands of Sir Walter Moyle but which said Moyle repaid to you upon your assurance that you had paid the full super to Mr. Hall as directed. Treasurer Clifford finds the said super still unpaid. You will be arrested if you do not pay it by March 1. Out Letters General III. p. 235.
Same to Sir Walter Moyle. Treasurer Clifford is much displeased that you should deliver back the 425l. deposited as above. You are to see the above letter delivered and return a full accompt of the whole matter as your own credit is very much concerned. The moneys due from you to the Head Collectors are to be deposited in Mr. Hall's hands upon the account of said collectors. There is also money due upon your own accompt for clearing the great ipsum upon you. Let this be speedily done. Ibid, p. 236.