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February 1673, 16-28

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'Entry Book: February 1673, 16-28', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 65-76. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80465 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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February 1673, 16-28

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Feb. 17 Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord et al. of the petition of William Linsted, surveyor the Customs at Lynn, concerning his moiety of the 155l. for which said Linsted has a verdict before the Lord Chief Baron as forfeited : and of the petition of John Gelson on behalf of the merchant [concerned]. Out Letters General III. p. 248.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir John Shaw and partners [late Customs Farmers] to send some fitting person, well instructed, to make up their account before Auditor Aldworth of their receipts of the 4l. per tun by virtue of the 310,000l. Wine Act and also an account of all arrears standing out and to deliver up to the said Auditor all bonds and papers relating to said duty. Ibid, p. 250
Same to Auditor Birch. Treasurer Clifford has sent to the London Excise Farmers to attend you to make up their accounts to Xmas last, as well of their old rent as of their additional rent of 54,000l. per an. from 1671, June 24. Ibid.
Same to the said Farmers of the London Excise to attend Auditor Birch as above and also to attend the Attorney General for the perfecting your lease of the Additional duty. "which should have been done above a year and a half since." Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. Treasurer Clifford is informed that by some omission no lease has yet passed of the Additional duty of Excise of London to Sir William Bucknall et al. farmers thereof. You are forthwith to prepare a draft of such lease, with the usual covenants, at a rental of 54,000l. per an., and to present said draft, together with a fit warrant for His Majesty to sign, as speedily as possible. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition to the King from the Duke of Buckingham for a parcel of ground lying on the west side of Wallingford House, containing about an acre. Harbord is to report what is the King's right to said parcel of ground. Ibid, p. 251.
Same of same to the Agents of the Hearthmoney of the petition of John Coell et al. Treasurer Clifford well remembers that upon a general application of the sub-farmers of Hearthmoney of most of the counties of England complaining to the late Treasury Lords of want of assistance by process out of the Exchequer the said Treasury Lords did appoint the Barons of the Exchequer to be present at the hearing thereof, who attended and gave their opinions that no such particular process against all persons could be granted, but that they were ready to give such general process in aid of the sub-farmers as legally they could issue. Ibid, p. 252.
Money warrant for 967l. 5s. 0d. to Henry Coventry for his extraordinaries as late Ambassador to Sweden, 255l. of his bill of said extraordinaries not having been allowed and another 50l. thereof being proper to be paid in the Office of the Navy. Warrants Early XIX. p. 282.
Feb. 18 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to James Hoare. Comptroller of the Mint. The articles of Aug. 17 last between you and Abraham Constrome of Stockholm, Sweden, for the supply of fine copper blanks, express the prices, weight and proportion of such blanks. By reason of a late imposition laid on copper in the kingdom of Sweden such blanks are made smaller than those formerly imported for that service and agreed on by said articles. Having considered said articles I approve thereof, and hereby direct you to receive such quantity of copper blanks, and to coin same, as shall be imported in pursuance of the agreement aforesaid during such time as the said new imposition on copper in Swedland shall continue. You are to pay for such blanks out of moneys imprested to you for that service. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 282.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Roger Turner as a landwaiter in Southampton port, loco Stephen Finkly, deceased. Ibid, p. 283.
Same to Sir C. Harbord for a particular and ratal of the old decayed castle of Guildford, co Surrey, with a view to a lease thereof to John Windebanck, the last lease whereof expired in April, 1071, and no other grant thereof since appearing. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal of a grant to the Earl of Bridgewater of the Hundred of Bucklow, with all its rights, members and appurtenances in Chester, formerly granted by King James to Sir John Egerton by patent of 1606, Aug. 9, for the lives of said Egerton, Francis Leigh and Peter Egerton, all now deceased, at the rent of 40s. 4d. per an. and 6s. 8d. de incremento : the present lease to be for the life of said Earl and his two sons, John Viscount Brackley and Thomas Egerton, Esq., at the same rent and herriots as in the former grant and for a fine of 4l. Ibid, p. 284.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3, Jan., of a warrant to the Exchequer for 500l. for equipage and 5l. day as ordinary to Thomas Henshaw, whom His Majesty has appointed Enyoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark upon the death of the Duke of Richmond, late same : to commence from 1672-3, Jan. 17 : this to vacate his allowance as secretary to the said late embassy, viz. from the date the new allowance begins. (Privy seal herefor, dated Jan. 24. Money warrant dated Feb. 26 for 460l. for a quarter hereon from June 17 last and 500l. for equipage.) British Museum Additional MS. 28 074 p. 138 ; King's Warrant Book III. p. 283 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 347.
Treasurer Clifford's letter of direction upon an order dated 1671, Nov. 30. for 1,000l. [to the Cofferer]. Money Book (Excise)p. 32.
Money warrant for 120l. 1s. 6d. to Thomas Townsend, late deputy to the late Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Rolls : to be paid to the executors of the late Adrian May, late one of the Grooms of the Privy Chamber in ordinary for his liveries for three years, viz. at the Feast of All Saints. 1666, 1667 and 1669, at the rate of 40l. 6s. 0d. per an. : to be paid on any order payable to the late Earl of Sandwich for the use of the Wardrobe. Warrants Early XIX. p. 282.
Money warrant for 90l. to be divided amongst the nine Groom Littermen to the King, viz. : John Williams, John Young (written over Thomas Frankin as an erasure), Richard Gwyn, John Redwood, Alexander Simpson, John Hosey, John Eldridge, George Ward (written over Jonathan Mostens as an erasure) and Robert Pounde for one year on their salary of 10l. each. Warrants Early XIX. p. 278.
Feb. 19 Treasury warrant, dated from Wallingford House and signed by Treasurer Clifford and Sir J. Duncombe, to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Bold as Surveyor and Searcher at Brighthelmstone loco Robert Hall who surrenders same. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 286.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Davis as waiter at Barry and Sully loco David Vaughan, deceased.
Henry Vaughan as waiter at Mumbles loco Thomas Beaton, deceased.
Thomas Bullen as landwaiter at Hull loco — Williams, who relinquishes that employment.
Ibid, pp. 287, 288.
Royal sign manual for 146l. to Col. Tho. Howard and 48l. 10s. 0d. more to Sir Robert Clayton as royal bounty. (Separate money warrants hereon, dated Feb. 21.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 228 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 284.
[?] Royal warrant for a privy seal for confirming the manor of Hornsea, co. York, to Thomas Elliot, Esq., one of the Grooms of the King's Bedchamber, for a fine of 271l. 10s. 6d. for the Queen Consort's concurrence : to hold for 60 years from the determination of the former terms. King's Warrant Book III. p. 229.
[?] Same for same for the Duchess of Richmond to have the several parcels of plate delivered to the late Duke of Richmond upon his embassy extraordinary to the King of Denmark. Ibid.
Feb. 19 Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney General to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to Frances Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, relict of Charles Duke of Richmond and Lennox, of the several yearly rents amounting in all to 899l. 2s. 3¾d. (payable by her said late husband to the King under the grant, dated 1664, Dec. 18, for 60 years of the farm of the subsidy and aulnage of all vendible woollen cloth and of the moiety of forfeitures of the said vendible woollen cloths exposed to sale not sealed with the seal thereto ordained and of those clothes that shall be made contrary to the Statutes and Acts in that case made and provided within the several counties of England and Wales) and also the like yearly sum of 97l. 19s. 7¼d. (similarly payable to the King by said late Duke on the like grant, dated 1664, Dec. 18, for 60 years of the subsidies, sums of money, aulnage duties and moiety of forfeitures limited or any ways due or appointed to be paid or payable in respect of the draperies, stuffs or commodities made or to be made in England, Wales and the Isle of Wight). The said Duchess to hold said rents from Sept. 29 last for the residue of said terms excepting only thereout 10s. yearly of the first sum and 10s. yearly of the second sum. Ibid, pp. 229, 231.
Royal warrant for 200l. to Sir William Jennings as royal bounty. (Money warrant, dated Feb. 26.) Ibid, p. 236 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 287.
Money warrant for 61l. 15s. 7d. to Edmond Andros, being one moiety of the arrear due to Elizabeth Price for her deceased husband's salary as chaplain to His Majesty's regiment under Sir Tobias Bridge in Barbados : payment of only a moiety of arrears due to the officers of said regiment having been ordered by the Privy Council to be made. Warrants Early XIX. p. 284.
Feb. 20 Entry of the reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Charles Duncombe for an allowance for pains and charges as Receiver and for also acting as Solicitor of the subsidy cos. Beds, and Hunts. Out Letters General III. p. 251.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney General for a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant of the office of Attorney General of the Duchy of Cornwall to Nicholas Courtney, of the Inner Temple, Esq. : with the fee of 20l. payable half yearly : all in as ample manner as Hannibal Vivian or Thomas Harrison, Esqs., or any others heretofore have held same. King's Warrant Book III. p. 232.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied for 20,000l. on the [Farmers of the] Excise of London either on their old rent or on their rent of the Additional duty : and also other tallies for 2,850l. on the Country Excise : both to be issued to Sir Steven Fox, the former sum for the Forces, the latter sum for His Majesty's secret service. Money Book (Excise) p. 31.
Money warrant for 250l. to Sir Abraham Hume for half a year of his pension. Warrants Early XIX. p. 283.
Same for 500l. to Baptista May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, as imprest for provision of Crown gold for Healing medals for His Majesty's use in healing. Ibid, p. 286.
[?] Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue 150l. to Sir Thomas Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy, on such orders as will bear same : to be by him assigned to the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded Seamen for discharging arrears due to the Hospitals in London upon the 2d. per man per day. Ibid.
Feb. 20 Same to the Receipt for tallies to be struck for 1,042l. 2s. 3¼d. for the Farmers of the Post Fines (as by the lease of 13 April, 1661, viz. the late Earl of Berkshire, deceased, and Sir Robert Howard) representing moneys of said fines answered direct to the Crown by the sheriffs of various counties.
Prefixing : certificate by Sir Ro. Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, dated Feb. 14, of such sums so answered direct (viz. sums not previously certified of the years 1660, 1667 and 1669, 1040l. 2s. 3¼d.) : and further certificate as to the said Farmers payment of the rent of said farm for the year ending 1670. Sept. 29.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 301-3.
Feb. 21 Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, on payment of Customs, certain particulars imported in the "Cleveland" yacht and the "Merlin." viz. apparel, table linen, St. Lorraine wine, coach and harness, and two boxes of Rosa So is for the Earl of St. Albans ; some cheese for the Duke of Ormonde and other particulars for the Duke of Monmouth. Ibid, p. 285.
Entry of the reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Christian for an allowance as Receiver of Hearthmoney and Receiver and Solicitor of the subsidy in Durham. Newcastle, Northumberland and Berwick. Out Letters General III. p. 251.
Entry of the reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Herbert Awbrey for allowance as Receiver and Solicitor of the subsidy for co. Hereford. Out Letters General III p. 251.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Treasurer Clifford to direct his warrant to John Norman, late undersheriff to Sir John Davies, sheriff of Devon, to restore and pay back the 166l. 15s. 8d. to the several parties on whom it was levied in the proportions respectively due : same being the [King's] third part of a forfeiture levied upon John Hext alias Hicks et al., convicted for having been at conventicles : and to further give order for the discharge of said sheriff of said sum on his accounts : and that no further process do issue against any of the said parties concerning the said King's part of said forfeitures. King's Warrant Book III. p. 230.
Money warrant for 220l. to Sir Herbert Price, Kt., for half a year on his pension. Warrants Early XIX. p. 284.
Same for 1,250l. to Lawrence Hyde, Master of the Robes, for one quarter to Lady Day next on the 5,000l. per an. for the Robes as by the letters patent of 1662, Aug. 21. Ibid, p. 285.
Feb. 22 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Viscount Fanshaw for a commission to Thomas Addison, of Whitehaven, to be Receiver of Hearthmoney for Cumberland and Westmorland loco George Williamson, deceased : and the like also for taking said Addison's securities, viz. said Addison himself, John Miller, of Westminster, Esq., Tho. Denton, of Warnell, co. Cumberland, and William Kidd, of St. Clements Danes, co. Midd., merchant tailor. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 285.
[?] Entry of demise to Samuell Lang of several messuages, lands, woods and underwoods in the parish of Boyton, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, to hold for 99 years or for the lives of said Samuell, Maria, his wife, and Margaret Randall. Ibid.
Feb. 22 Treasurer Clifford's approval of Sir Littleton Osboldston, bart., Benedict Thistlethwait and John Rumsey, Esq. John Wright and Hugh Parry, gent., as Sub-Commissioners of Excise for Bristol and the counties of Gloucester and Oxford : at the request, dated Feb. 18, from Tho. Gaywood in behalf of the Farmers of the Excise of said Counties. Ibid, p. 286.
[?] Same of Roger Cooke, Thomas Patrick, Benjamin Pember, Herbert Pember and John Blanford as Sub-Commissioners of Excise for South Wales : on the like request on behalf of the Farmers of Excise of South Wales. Ibid, p. 287.
Feb. 22 Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to see opened at Lord Arlington's lodgings in Whitehall six bales of goods imported in the "Henrietta" yacht, Capt. Guy commander, and directed to Lord Arlington and to the French Ambassador. Ibid, p. 288.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Sir Robert Holmes for the grant of the inheritance of a small parcel of land called Packhurst, Isle of Wight, of the value of 100l. per an. Out Letters General III. p. 252.
Same of same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Rooke for an allowance as Receiver General and Solicitor of the late subsidy in Kent. Ibid, p. 253.
[? Feb. 22] Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Sir William Morice, of Werington, co. Devon, Kt., setting forth that he understands the Duke of Buckingham has prayed a grant of a parcel of ground near Old Spring Garden, and that he conceives said ground is granted to himself and therefore prays no further grant may be made thereof. Out Letters General III. p. 253.
Feb. 22 Sir Ro. Howard to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to perfect the contract made by Lord Buckhurst for the fee farm rents of the manor of Bradbury and Hilton amounting to 550l. per an., according to the privy seal of Jan. 14 last. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's approval of the proposals contained in a representation as below, dated Feb. 14, from Ed. Waring, Jo. Birch, Tho. Green, R. Kingdon, the Commissioners for the Wine Act et al.
Prefixing : said representation. Such of us as are Commissioners of the Wine Act have met every day this last term. Some [wine] merchants and several retailers, who are debtors by the gauge or otherwise, have appeared before us and we have heard them at large in the presence of one or more of the gentlemen concerned for Mrs. Colvile :—
(1) Mr. Lucas Sancton (Santon) stands charged with 337½ tuns and 50 gallons of French wines and 100 gallons of other wines, between 1669, Oct. 1, and 1670, June 24, at the Custom House, of which he cleared about 101 tuns of French wines, 1671, June 24. Questioned as to the balance, whether he had sold or delivered it, he replied he was beyond seas when they were sold by one Ayliffe, his cooper, long since dead, and it is impossible for him to give an account of the retailers to whom they were sold. As the case is doubtful in point of law we propose to accept 300l. from Santon as composition for the duty.
(2) Tho. Blagrave, vintner, stands charged by the gauge in the Custom House with 101 gallons of Spanish and 2,079 gallons of French wines. He alleges that the great charge that was made on him the 27th June, 1668 (three days after the commencement of the first Wine Act), was occasioned by decayed trash wines and lees ; and one Bernard, his servant and cellarman, swears that he sold three or four tuns of the above wines at 4l. per tun and the rest at 7l. to distillers, and that the Spanish wine charged on him was a butt of eager sherry not drinkable. Further Blagrave says that the charge made on him 4 May and 1 June, 1670, was occasioned by his remove from his house in Broad Street to his house in Threadneedle Street, part of his wines being gauged in both cellars, which, by comparing the gauges, seems very probable. As Blagrave had no duplicate of the first gauge left with him whereby he might have cleared himself before the late [Retrospect] Commissioners, propose to accept from him 57l. for the duty of 855 gallons of French wines.
(3) Anthony Clerk, vintner, stands charged with 117 gallons of Spanish and 492 gallons of French wines. His wife has frequently appeared and affirmed that her husband is often distracted and in one of his fits had burned all the papers relating to this affair. Propose to abate 4l. 10s. 0d. of the duty and to accept 40l. from him.
(4) Francis Snell, vintner, stands charged with 240 gallons Spanish and 247 gallons French wines by the gauge and two tuns of French wines charged on him by Mr. Nicholas Gould, merchant. As to the French wines Snell affirms that they were a long time in contest between him and one Mr. Walters and became eager and little worth and moreover that the duty had been formerly paid by said Walters. As to the Spanish wine he swears he received no such wines in his cellar during the whole two years that the duty was charged, but for what the duty was fully paid and further that upon a trial with an information upon this very gauge in which the Spanish wines are charged on him the informer suffered a non-suit. As to the two tuns of French wine charged on him by Mr. Gould he confesses same. Propose to accept 40l. from him.
(5) William Mart, vintner, stands charged with 869 galls, of Spanish wines by a gauge taken 1668, June 30, being the first gauge taken after the commencement of the first Wine Act. The account hereof was made up by the Accomptant and Comptroller of the then [Wine] Office, but Mart refused to give bond as the said wines were decayed. Mr. Wadlow swears that he made Mart an allowance of seven pipes for decayed wines on his first entry. Propose to discharge 389 gallons of Spanish wines as decayed and to accept 48l. as the duty of 480 gallons of Spanish wines.
(6) William Hargrave, vintner, stands charged with 116 gallons of Spanish wines on the gauge and 80 gallons of French wines charged on him by Samuell Putt, a merchant, and 600 gallons of Spanish wines on an entry made in the office in the time of the late Commissioners. He pleads inability to pay. Deducting the tenths out of the wines on his entry the duty amounts to 70l. 18s. 8d. Propose to accept 50l. from him in view of his troubles.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 289-93.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3, Feb., of a grant of restitution of temporalities of the bishopric of Chester to John Bishop of Chester. To commence from Xmas last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 140.
Same of same, dated 1672-3, Jan., of a pardon to Clement Toulson for killing Henry Artwella, watchman. Ibid.
Same of same, dated 1672-3. Jan., of a warrant to the Exchequer for 120l. per an. to Narbert Cary (Carey), Esq., Page of Honour to the Queen : to commence from Xmas last. Ibid.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney General to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal to constitute Sir Richard Temple, Kt. of the Bath, Sir George Downing, Kt. and Bart., Sir William Thompson, Kt., Sir William Lowther, Kt., William Garraway, Francis Millington, and John Upton to be Commissioners of Customs : with 2,000l. per an. each, commencing from Xmas last. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated Mar. 13 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 233 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 149.
Treasurer Clifford's allowance of a report made by John Birch and Theo. Greene concerning the verdict obtained against Richard Change, vintner, on an information against him in the King's Bench for forfeiture for taking in a new store of wines before any account thereof was given to the late [Wine] Commissioners, and concerning the 46l. part, being the King's part of said forfeiture, for which judgment has been entered on said verdict : and proposing to give Change time for payment as the sheriffs and bailiffs on entering his house to levy said money found only some faggots, small beer and lumber, his goods having been long since seized in execution by the sheriffs of Middlesex. King's Warrant Book III. p. 234 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 289.
[? Feb. 22] Sir Ro. Howard to [? Sir R. Long] to pay 120l. to Mr. Bloyston, "for which he hath an order signed." Out Letters General III. p. 252.
Feb. 22 Treasurer Clifford's letter of direction [on the 1,000l. remaining unpaid] on an order for 6,000l. for Midsummer quarter to the Duke of York. "Let a tally be levied for the sum of 1,000l. upon His Majesty's revenue of the Country Excise and let issues be made of the same on the order above mentioned." Money Book (Excise) p. 31.
Same on an order, dated 1671, Nov. 30, for 4,000l. to the Cofferer. Ibid, p. 32.
Money warrant, dormant, for the annuity or yearly pension of 200l. to Sir Samuel Morland and Samuel Morland, his son, for their lives and the life of the longer liver of them. Ibid.
Fresh warrant (that of 1672, Dec. 23, having been lost) for allowing 81l. 15s. 3d. to Nathaniel Smith as Solicitor for the subsidy for co. Northampton. Warrants Early XIX. p. 244.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on the farm rent of the Law Proceedings duties for 8,800l. to Sir Thomas Osborn for the Navy for the victualling thereof. Ibid, p. 283.
Money warrant for 250l. to Sir William Wild, Kt. and Bart., now a Justice of the King's Bench, for his fee for Hilary term last, as by his patent of Jan. 21 last : together with dormant warrant for the like in future. Ibid, p. 285.
The like for Sir Hugh Windham, a Justice of Common Pleas, as by the like patent of Jan. 22 last. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Col. Birch, Mr. Wingate and Mr. Waring to pay out of the moneys of the late Wine Act 100l. to Sir William Turnor, to be by him disbursed in the prosecution of several bonds entered into by several persons for payment of said duty. Ibid.
Money warrant for 243l. 16s. 5d. to the executor of Sir William Moreton. Kt., late one of the Judges of the King's Bench, for 89 days (June 26 last, being the first day of Trinity term, to Sept. 23 last, being the day of his death.) on his 1,000l. per an., payable at the Receipt. Ibid, p. 286.
Same for 17l. 5s. 0d. to Robt. Sharp, gent., as royal bounty for service done to His Majesty : to be paid out of moneys to be paid into the Receipt by him as moneys received by him for His Majesty's third part of the forfeitures incurred by several persons met at two several conventicles held in St. Edmundsbury, co. Suffolk, 1670, July 3 and 10. Ibid, p. 288.
Feb. 24 Treasurer Clifford to [the Customs Commissioners] to deliver a bundle imported from France to Dover and brought thence by land to London, containing lace and plush for the lining of a coat for Viscount Castleton. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 289.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sir James Norfolk, Kt., in part of provision of fire and candles and other necessaries for the House of Commons for nine sessions past. Ibid, p. 285.
Treasurer Clifford to [the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]. I have received your letter containing a proposition that a liberty might be granted for 20 ships to trade from Ireland to the English Plantations in America, and to unlade again in Ireland, in regard of the decay of trade in that kingdom in this time of war. I have referred this to the Customs Commissioners, England, who have represented to me and confirmed me in the opinion of so many inconveniences and damages that must follow to the trade of this kingdom by giving such a liberty to Ireland. I enclose their report and doubt not it will satisfy you that such a liberty is not to be expected from hence under the difficulties of a war of which this kingdom bears the whole burthen and feels the effect on its trade no less than Ireland does. I also enclose some particular heads which the said Customs Commissioners propose as fit to be given as instructions to the King's patent officers in the several ports of Ireland touching the diligent attendance of their duty in general and the keeping a control upon the [Irish revenue] Farmers' officers, and particularly to the keeping an account of ships coming from the Plantations. I desire you to direct the Lord Chief Baron [Ireland] to order said officers to observe same. I also acknowledge yours of the 1st inst. mentioning two points concerning the Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland, first as to the payment of the rent due from the Customs every fortnight, as also of the arrears which they keep in their hands by way of detainer. All I can say is they are to pay in their rent punctually and any their arrears. As to defalcations they must petition for same, but they are not in any case to petition for it as long as they have any rent in their hands. "And I think your Excellency hath received His Majesty's letters to this purpose since you writ yours to me." Secondly as to said Farmers' days of grace it was ordered by His Majesty, and I think with their consent, that they should have 31 days. Yet Viscount Ranelagh tells me he will allow them 39 days, which is more grace to them than I can shew them after the King's determination upon a full hearing. Please give strict order that they satisfy Viscount Ranelagh for the payment of the [Irish] forces here [in England] that it may be punctually paid according to the King's letter. The sum is 7,500l. quarterly. "We have a prospect that they may be often removed and shifted from quarter to quarter this next summer and your Excellency knows if their quarters be not paid before their removal, here will be great clamour and it will look like free quarters which will be of ill consequence." Ibid, pp. 294-5.
Treasurer Clifford to [the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]. By order in Council of Jan. 29 last I have had referred to me the petition of Capt. Edward Trant concerning some practices and contrivances that are on foot in Ireland for the transportation of wool into foreign parts contrary to law, and that under colour or shelter of a patent granted by the King to Sir Nicholas Armorer, for the registering of all wool bonds : the reference being for me to prevent such abuses. As the best way of answering the end of said order I send you a copy for your information and enable you to take as good order for preventing the mischief and to free the public from being subject to the abuses mentioned. I desire you to order that all means in law may be used for avoiding [vacating] said grant to said Armorer, which doubtless is become forfeit by the undue practices and agreement of the patentee with the Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 295.
Feb. 25 Letter of direction by Treasurer Clifford on the 191l. 1s. 7½d. remaining unpaid on an order of 1670, May 26, for 1,500l. to the Earl of Bath as Groom of the Stole. Warrant Early XIX. p. 283.
Letter of direction by Treasurer Clifford on the 635l. [sic] remaining unpaid on the order of same date for 625l. [sic] [to the Earl of Bath as above] in part of the arrears of several pensions. Warrants Early XIX. p. 283.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Andrew Fielder as tidesman in Southampton port, loco Roger Turner, removed to be a landwaiter there. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 298.
Feb. 26 Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Tho. Bugg for a fresh lease on surrender of a tenement in the parish of Hammoon, co. Dorset, parcel of the manor of Ryme and Duchy of Cornwall, held by the life of John Jolliffe and in reversion during the life of John Ward, on the rent of 1l. 6s. 8d. per an. and increased rent of 5l. per an : which increased rent he desires leave to purchase off. Out Letters General III. p. 255.
Same of same to same of the petition of Rebecca Pentry for a new lease on surrender of a tenement in the manor of Boyton, in the County and Duchy of Cornwall, granted to her late husband for 99 years or the lives of Jonathan and Charles Trelawney, sons of Sir Jonathan Trelawney. Ibid.
Same of same to same of the petition of John Polwheele for a new lease of his tenement in the manor of Trevennen, in the County and Duchy of Cornwall, and for leave to purchase off the increased rent of 20l. per an. thereon. Ibid, p. 256.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on the Country Additional Excise for 3,214l. 4s. 8d., to be issued to Sir Stephen Fox for payment of the Forces : to be upon such orders as remain in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt [in the name of said Fox and unsatisfied]. Money Book (Excise), p. 32.
Money warrant, dormant, for the pension of 2,000l. per an. to Thomas. Earl of Ossory ; George Viscount Halifax ; Denzell, Lord Holles and Francis Knollis [as trustees] for William. Earl of Stafford, for life, as by the letters patent of Jan. 15 last. To be paid out of the Receipt. Warrants Early XIX. p. 287.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to give acquittances from time to time to the Collectors, Farmers or Commissioners of the Excise of London, Middlesex and Surrey for such sums as they shall pay for the Queen Consort on the letters patent of Dec. 20 last for 10,972l 19s. 3 12/4;d to the Queen as from Sept. 29 last [for making up said Queen's dowry]. Ibid.
Same to Sir Edmund Sawyer, Auditor of Crown revenues for Beds, and Hunts., to allow 58l. for Beds, and 40l. for Huntingdon in the account of Charles Duncomb, Receiver of the subsidy in said two counties for his charges in acting as also Solicitor thereof. Ibid, p. 288.
[?] Same to the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy, for the victualling thereof : to be issued on such orders [in the name of said Treasurer] as remain in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid.
Feb 26 Treasurer Clifford to Sir Rob Crooke. By the privy seal of Jan. 23 last the King has granted to James Porter a debt of 1,116l. 0s. 5¼d. due from Gilbert Havers, deceased, as late Receiver of Crown revenue for Norfolk and Huntingdon. Certain lands of said Havers lying in Suffolk have been extended for same and now lie in charge before you. You are to make forth a particular of same in order to a grant of a lease thereof to said Porter. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 296.
Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford on the petition of Sir Peter Killigrew, kt. and bart., and John Tregagle as to a further grant to them and to George Killigrew, son of said Sir Peter, of the office of Receiver General of the Revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall on the surrender of the grant in being by Robt. Napper and John Currance who hold said office during their lives. It may be granted to petitioners on such surrender of the interest in said office as they suggest is vested in them but cannot advise adding a third life. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. 297.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Sir William Sawyer for a particular of the office of keeper of the woods and warren in the manor of Cookham and Bray, co. Berks, void by the death of John Weston with a view to a grant thereof to William Chiffinch. Ibid, p. 297.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to discharge Moses Perkins, watchman in London port, who had agreed to sell his place to two other persons for money "which we judge is not fit to be done, and that he ought to be punished for so so doing" : and in his place to employ John Steel. Ibid, p. 298.
Same to the patent officers of the Customs in the several outports to send up to Auditor Aldworth at his house in Suffolk Street a full account of all money and bonds received on the 4l. per tun by the late Act for 310,000l. on wines : Sir John Shaw and his partners, late Farmers of the Customs, being to make up their accounts of their receipts thereof. Ibid.
Feb. 27 Sir Ro. Howard to Sir John Worden to procure a protection from the Duke of York for the ship "Honor[a] and Dorothy," of London, 350 tons burthen, sailing with three men and a boy, Peter Calvert and Samuell Vincent owners, trading this next summer for Newcastle : [viz.] that her men may be secure from pressing both outward and inward. "Sir, I would not have moved for this but that the gentlemen desiring the same are Farmers of some of His Majesty's revenue." Out Letters General III. p. 254.
Same to the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms to confer with him on Tuesday next about the business of the city debt [secured on said fee farms]. Ibid.
Feb. 28 Sir Ro. Howard to Col. Birch to attend Treasurer Clifford next Tuesday with the accompts of the Farmers of the London Excise, and also of their farm of the Additional Excise. Ibid, p. 255.
Same to Sir John Shaw. Let me speak with you "at my office at Wallingford House" to-morrow concerning some moneys which remain unpaid of the coinage duty. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of William Hill who prays to purchase off the increased rent of 10l. per an. payable by him out of a copyhold tenement in the manor of Trelowia in the county and Duchy of Cornwall, and for a fresh lease thereof on surrender for 99 years or the life of Duance his wife and others. Ibid, p. 258.
Same of same to same of the petition of — Cox and Elizabeth his wife, praying to purchase off the increased rent of 5l. payable by him for a copyhold tenement in the manor of Fordington, co. Dorset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, and for renewal of his estate therein. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord of the petition of Ben Spering, executor of Ann Haysome, deceased, praying to purchase off the increased rent of a copyhold tenement called a half-place, in the East Tithing, in the manor of Fordington, and for a new estate therein for the lives of Elizabeth, Thomas and Ann Haysome, children of said Ann. Out Letters General III. pp. 259-60.
Privy seal for 600,000l. to Sir Thomas Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Undated royal sign manual for said privy seal). King's Warrant Book III. pp. 224, 238.
Same for 4,754l. 0s. 1d. to Edward Backwell for the use of the Duke of Buckingham and Earl of Arlington, laid out by them in their extraordinary embassy this last summer to the most Christian King in the parts of Holland. "By reason of the suddenness and present haste of that affair there was not time to passe a privy seal beforehand as is on like occasions usual for the allowances and expences of that employment, but that our said Ambassadors were obliged to make provision of moneys for the said journey for themselves and of their own credit." (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated Mar. 3, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 260 ; British Museum, Additional MS. 28,074, p. 144.
Money warrant, dormant, for the pension of 30l. per an. to Robert Bird, gent., in regard of his having been instrumental in His Majesty's happy preservation after the battle of Worcester. Warrants Early XIX. p. 293.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied purporting the payment of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from John Sabine, of Eyne, co. Beds, son of John Sabine, late of Canterbury. Dr. of Phisick : His Majesty having granted said fee to Henry Brouncker as royal bounty. Ibid, p. 289
[?] Same allowing a warrant by the Earl of St. Albans, as Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewel Office, to prepare and deliver two chains and medals of gold, each to the value of 200l., to be presented to Monsieur Vincent Germers and Francisco Mattfield, two of the deputies from the city of Hamburgh. Ibid, p. 292.
Feb. 28 Treasurer Clifford's leave of absence to Capt. John Johnson. Collector of Customs of Hythe port, to attend the Committee of the House of Commons, he being a material witness in the merits of an election lately had there of a baron to serve in Parliament for that port. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 301.
Feb. — Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to Henry Jermyn, Master of the Horse to the Duke of York, of 604 acres of improved ground within the manor or soake of Somersham, co. Huntingdon, same having been by a decree of the Exchequer Court of Hilary term, 1671, adjudged to be held and enjoyed by Henry, Earl of St. Albans, Chamberlain of the Household, as against the Crown at the fee farm rent of 20l. : said Earl having the equitable interest and right in said lands has besought a grant as herein to his nominee. King's Warrant Book III, pp. 245-6.
Feb. 28 Money warrant for 77l. 10s. 0d. to William Lynstead. Surveyor of Customs, Lynn Regis port, for reward for seizing 155l. intended contrary to law to be transported beyond seas. Warrants Early XIX. p. 291.