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'Entry Book: May 1673, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 126-139. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80470 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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May 1673, 1-15

May 1 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to levy tallies for 2,000l. on Richard Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, and to issue same on any orders remaining unsatisfied in the name of the Treasurer of the Navy : to be assigned for the use of the Sick and Wounded. Warrants Early XIX. p. 334.
Money warrant for 2,500l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, in part of 5,000l. as by the privy seal of Dec. 20 last, in consideration of his surrender of the office of Chief Justice in Eyre of the forests this side Trent : to be paid by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (Customs) p. 102.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue 800l. on any orders remaining unsatisfied in the name of the Treasurer of the Navy : to be paid by a tally on the Customs. Money Book (Customs) p. 102.
Same to the Cashier of the Customs to take in two tallies, one for 2,000l. on the Customs and one for 1,800l. on the wines and vinegar (which tallies are in the hands of Sir John Bankes, the money for which they were struck having been furnished by him for several His Majesty's occasions) : and in place thereof to deliver to said Bankes bills for the like sum on the Collector of Customs of Bristol port. Ibid, p. 103.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to send officers to Doctors' Commons and to Whitehall, to the lodgings of Sir Leolin Jenkins and Sir Joseph Williamson, Ambassadors and Plenipotentiaries going to the Treaty at Aix la Chappell and to inspect and seal their luggage : and also to inspect the goods belonging to the Company of French comedians at York House, whom the said Ambassadors are directed by the King to receive into their train. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 376.
May 2 Same to Mr. Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, to take in a tally for 2,000l. on the Customs payable to the Sick and Wounded, and in satisfaction thereof to furnish the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded with bills for the like sum on the Collector of Bristol port. Money Book (Customs) p. 102.
Letter of direction upon an order of 1670, July 4, for 2,000l. to Sir Thomas Osborne and Sir Thomas Littleton : which order has been assigned [by them] to Sir Thomas Allen. Ibid, p. 113.
Same on an order of 1670-1, Jan. 18, for 882l. 3s. 9d. to Henry Higford. Ibid, p. 120.
Royal sign manual for [a privy seal for] 10,000l. to Lord Arlington for secret service without accompt. (Treasurer Clifford's signature, dated May 9, of docquet hereof : money warrant, dated May 21, quoting the privy seal as May 10.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 271 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 198 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 351.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to William Chiffinch some gammons of bacon imported in the "Adventure," of Rye, Robert Brown, master, and in a ship from Bayonne, John Payne master. Also to send to the lodging of said Chiffinch, in Whitehall, some Navarre wines and Seragoose wines imported in said ship "Adventure." Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 376, 377.
May 3 Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Duke of Buckingham as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Warrants Early XIX. p. 335.
Same for 100,000l. to Sir Thomas Osborne as imprest for the Navy : to be by tallies of 50,000l. on the Customs and 50,000l. on the new impost on wines and vinegar. Money Book (Customs) p. 103.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] to take the securities of Sam. King as Receiver of the Eighteen Months' tax for co. Cambridge and the Isle of Ely : said securities being Tho. Ducket, of Steeple Morden ; Sam. Moody, of Cambridge, gent., and Tho. King, of London, grocer. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 377.
The like for Charles Duncombe, of Flitwick, co. Beds, as same of same for Beds and Huntingdon : his securities being Edw. Stone and Richard Stone, of Ridgmont, co. Beds, and William Lindale, of Harlington, co. Beds. (The commission for taking said securities being directed to Fran. Wingate, Tho. Snag, William Dancell, and Sir John Thomson.) Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Bartholomew Hopkins, master of the ship "London Merchant," to transport to Tangier 100 oak pile, 10 chalder of coal and 125 bags of bread free of Custom : same being for the service of the garrison of Tangier. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 377.
May 5 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to pay 81l. 8s. 11½d. to Sir Edward Griffin on any unsatisfied order in said Griffin's name, to be by him paid over to John Meyer, one of His Majesty's violins, who is presently to attend the Plenipotentiaries going to treat a peace with the States of the United Provinces : being due to him for 1¾ years' wages to Lady Day last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 337.
May 5 and June 1 Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General. We are minded to preserve the entire government and administration of the Wine License revenue in our hands together with the power of constituting Commissioners and Collectors, and the power of granting licenses and of letting the revenue thereof to farm ; and to have the said revenue paid into the Receipt : yet nevertheless to cause all the rents and profits thereof to be paid out to the use of the Duchess of Cleveland et al. as follows. You are therefore to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal containing a grant to George, Viscount Grandison and Edward Villiers of the yearly annuity, pension or sum of 5,300l. free and clear from all charges, fees and deductions whatsoever : to be charged upon and issuable out of the Wine License revenue and the King's moiety of forfeitures thereon, to hold to them and the survivor of them for 99 years if Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland shall so long live and in trust for her : to be payable quarterly from June 24 next. If the fund hereby charged prove insufficient the balance is to be supplied out of the Excise. After the death of said Duchess, Charles, Earl of Southampton and his heirs male shall have the like annuity of 5,300l. as above to be payable half-yearly at the Receipt out of the same revenue from the first quarter next after her death. Further to grant to Henry Fitz Roy, Earl of Euston, another of our natural sons by the said Duchess of Cleveland, one moiety of all and singular the residue of the rents and profits (of Wine Licenses and of the King's moiety of forfeitures thereon) not hereby disposed or granted, and also one moiety of the whole when the pensions thereon granted shall cease. The other moiety of the abovesaid revenue and the other moiety of the whole when the pensions thereon shall cease, are to be similarly granted to Lord George Fitz Roy sometimes called the Lord George Palmer, one other of our natural sons by the said Duchess, and to his heirs male : and if Henry, Earl of Euston die without heirs male, then the said Lord George and his heirs male are to enjoy both moieties. And if both die without heirs male then Charles, Earl of Southampton and his heirs male are to enjoy the whole, charged nevertheless with a pension payable to the Trustees of the Duchess of Cleveland if she be then living. "And for the better securing a certain provision for the support of them and the heirs of their bodies to whom any of the residue and surplus of the said revenue is granted, we intend that the moieties granted to the Earl of Euston and the Lord George Fitzroy and the respective heirs male of their bodies so long as the said pensions continue shall, each moiety, amount to the clear yearly sum of 3,000l., and after the said pensions determined shall each moiety amount to the clear yearly sum of 5,650l. per an. And if the said revenue shall not be sufficient to answer so much yearly or if any quarterly payment out of the said revenue shall fall short of the quarterly proportion of the said several and respective yearly sums then the same shall be made up out of" the Excise of London, Middlesex, Surrey, Hants, Sussex, Wilts, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucester, Lincoln, Warwick, Leicester, Stafford, Derby, Worcester, Shropshire and Oxfordshire. And the whole clear yearly sum shall in like manner be made good to Charles, Earl of Southampton, and his heirs as soon as the Earl of Euston and Lord George Fitz Roy shall both be dead without heirs. Further the said Earl of Euston, Lord George Fitz Roy and Charles Earl of Southampton during their estates herein are to have full power to settle any part of the premises not exceeding a third part of the clear yearly value on any wife for jointure or thereout to make provision for younger children by way of declaration. [The concluding portion of the warrant has been redrafted and altered and was signed afresh, 1673, June 1 : the final form of it standing as given above. The alterations consist in the changing of 2,000l. and 4,650l. as in the first draft to 3,000l. and 5,650l. in the second. [In the margin : "Altered as to the 3,000l. and 5,650l. in His Majesty's presence. So noted by [Sir] Ro. Howard"] and in the specifying of the particular counties contingently chargeable as to their excise.] King's Warrant Book III. pp. 265-9.
[? May 5] Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford on the petition of William Milward, who prays the benefit of certain forfeitures to be discovered by him against several vintners on the 310,000l. Wine Act. All discoveries under said Act can only be employed as in the Act. Further, petitioner is mistaken in the suggestive part of his petition. Further, the Trustees of Mrs. Colvile have offered to reward him with a half of any discoveries he can make of this nature wherewith the Commissioners for Retrospection of that duty have not as yet been acquainted. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 382.
May 5 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Cyprian Isham as a tidesman in London port loco Daniel MacAdam preferred to be a landwaiter. Henry Adam as a waiter and searcher extraordinary for seizing prohibited goods in the counties of Essex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Ibid.
May 6 Same to the Excise Commissioners. By my warrant of to-day tallies for 1,500l. are to be levied on the Country Excise for three years from 1671, June 24, payable to John Baker and John Lindsey. You are hereby to discharge and pay said tallies before any tallies of anticipation are paid, in the same manner that constant pensions on the Excise and the charges of the Excise Office are paid : the said sum being granted to them by His Majesty for particular service by them done in relation to the revenue of Excise. Money Book (Excise) p. 38.
Same to the Receipt to levy tallies for 501l. on William Levet, Receiver General of Hearthmoney for co Wilts : and to issue same to Sir Edward Griffin on [any unsatisfied] orders for the Treasury of the chamber : to be paid over to His Majesty's footmen and to the two trumpets assigned to go over with His Majesty's ambassador and plenipotentiaries to treat a peace with the States of Holland. Warrants Early XIX. p. 335.
Money warrant for 528l. 6s. 6d. to Sir Rob. Vyner, His Majesty's goldsmith, without imprest and in satisfaction of divers gold works by him delivered into the Jewel Office and services performed in said office 1672, Oct. 10, to April 10 last, as by the certificate of the Master of the Jewel House and the books of that office. Warrants Early XIX p. 335.
Same, dormant, for 1,500l. per an. to John Baker and John Lyndsey as by the privy seal of 1671, May 20, granting same for three years from 1671, June 24 : to be by tallies on the Country Excise. Ibid.
[?] Letter of direction concerning 1,500l., part of an order of 1672-3, Mar. 2, for 3,000l. to the Earl of Berkshire. Ibid. p. 336.
May 6 Money warrant for 20l. to John Wilson, Dr. in music, one of His Majesty's musicians, for one year of his fee. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet dated 1673, April, of a warrant to the Exchequer for payment of 4,825l. to the Council for Foreign Plantations for services : 750l. thereof to be on account for incidents to Sept. 29 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 196.
Same of same, dated 1673, April, of a grant to Sir John Packington, bart., Reynold Graham and Geo. Legg, for 31 years, of all the pastures or marsh lands, containing 126 acres, in or near the parish of Pointon, co. Lincoln, at the yearly rent of 45s., and also of all waifs, strays, &c., and profits casual within the Honor of Peveril, or any the manors and lands thereto belonging, and of all quarries and mines of coal and iron, as well hid as opened, in the said Honor and manor, at the yearly rent of 50s. : and of the reversion of the premises and all rents reserved on any lease thereof in being : in trust nevertheless for Penelope, Katherine, Elizabeth and Mary, the four daughters of Col. Henry Washington, lately deceased. Ibid, p. 197.
[?] Same of same, dated May, 1673, of "His Majesty's further pleasure touching the suspending of all payments upon orders in the Exchequer until the 2nd day of Jan. next, except such payments as are therein excepted." Ibid p. 198
May 6 and 15 Same of same, dated 1673, April, of a grant to Henry Seymour, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, of the fee farm rent of 150l. issuing out of the park of Langley Marish. co. Bucks., and all benefits of distress and other means for the recovery thereof. Ibid, p. 194.
May 6 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of John Northcote, of Westwood, Esq., as Receiver for co. Devon of the Eighteen Months' assessment : said securities being Sir John Northcott, of Hayne, co. Devon, bart., Arthur Northcott, of King's Nympton, and Robert Fortescue, of Filleigh, co. Devon. (The commission for taking said securities being directed to Sir John Davy, Sir Thomas Carew, bart., Sir Thomas Carew, kt., Henry Northleigh and Sebastian Isaak.) Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 378.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of John Lamplugh as Receiver of the Eighteen Months' assessment for Cumberland and Westmorland : his sureties being Joseph Patrickson, of Caswell How, and Edward Lamplugh, of Kelton. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 381.
The like for Francis Hollingshead, of Bosley, as same for co. Chester : his sureties being John Venables, of Lincolns Inn, William Andrews, of Oldfield Hall, co. Chester, Francis Hollingshead, of Wincle Grange, co. Chester, and John Kinsey of Grays Inn. Ibid.
[?] Entry of the demise to John Windebanck, Doctor in Medicine, of the site of the Castle of Guildford. Ibid, p. 378.
May 6 Treasurer Clifford's allowance of four quarters' salary bill to the 1st. inst. of the Office of the Law Duty at Lincolns Inn. (Total 556l. 13s. 4d.)
Followed by :—A later allowance hereof by Treasurer Danby, dated 1678, June 7.
Ibid, p. 380.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners. The officers of the ship "Thomas and Francis" shipped some powder lately for Guinea, but afterwards unshipped it with intention to be returned [to the maker] when [by reason that] the ship altered her voyage. Said gunpowder has been seized as being unshipped without cocquet. On petitioners paying the one-third share to the officer who seized you are to release the seizure and cease prosecution. Ibid, p. 383.
May 7 Money warrant for 100l. to Izab. Boynton, widow, for half a year to Lady Day last on her pension. Warrants Early XIX. p. 358.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Simon Smith, Receiver General of Crown Lands, co. Southampton, to pay to the Duke of Albemarle the several sums as by the privy seal of April 26 last for the purchase of Moate Park at a price of 7,000l., viz. 300l. per an. from 1671, Sept. 29, until completion of the purchase and final conveyance. Ibid, p. 336.
Money warrant, dormant, for 120l. per an. from Lady Day last to John Prideaux, one of His Majesty's Pages of Honour. Ibid, p. 336b.
Money warrant for 600l. to Capt. Thomas Fullen and Capt. Edward Fitzgerald, viz. 300l. each for faithful services. Ibid.
May 7 and 23 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet dated 1673, April, of a grant to William Bridgman of the office of Chief Clerk for the enrolment of pleas before His Majesty in the King's Bench in reversion after Sir Robert Henley, Kt. : the grant to be to him and his heirs and assigns in person or by deputy for and during the lives of the Earl of Arlington, Henry Fitz Roy, Earl of Euston, and Dame Issabella his wife, or the longer liver of them : in trust nevertheless for the said Earl of Arlington for said Earl's life, and after his death for said Earl of Euston. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074. p. 194.
Same of same, dated 1673, April, for a grant to Michaell Bebington, gent., of the office of Chief Clerk for the enrolment of Pleas before His Majesty in the King's Bench in reversion after Sir Robert Henley, Kt., and after the death of the Earl of Arlington, the Earl of Lady Euston, and Isabella his wife ; in trust nevertheless for the said Earl of Arlington, and after him for the said Earl of Euston, his heirs and assigns for ever. Ibid, p. 195.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673 April, for a grant to Henry Bennett, son and heir of Charles Bennett, Esq., William Bridgman, Esq., and Michael Bebington. gent., of the offices of Secretary and Clerk of the Signet in and for the Principality of Wales and the Marches thereof to them successively during their lives and in reversion after Sir Sackville Crowe and John Crowe, his brother, surviving grantees thereof : together with the yearly fee of 20 marks and all other fees : in trust nevertheless for the Earl of Arlington, his executors and assigns. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 195.
May 7 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Sir Heneage Finch, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the several records of the informations against several of the coffee sellers in and about the city of London, they having given security at the Excise Office for answering the duty on coffee, but, through ignorance, having omitted to procure licences to sell coffee, for which they are informed against in the Exchequer for 5l. a month : they, having fully paid the duty on their coffee, have thereby satisfied the end of the law and are many of them poor and likely to be ruined by such prosecution : it happening also by reason of the distance of time between one session of peace and another that licences cannot be had in a month or two after they have given security to pay their duties. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 378-9.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Stephen Luddington as an officer for the discovery and seizing of all prohibited or uncustomed goods exported or imported. Ibid, p. 383.
Declaration of account of Nathl. Smith as Receiver General of Hearthmoney for co. Northampton : viz. for one year ended 1671, Sept. 29. (Total charge, 4,117l. 4s. 0d. ; discharge. 4,096l. 7s. 10d. ; super, 22l.) Ibid, p. 402.
May 8 Letter of direction (? two separate letters or one letter in duplicate) upon an order No. 239, dated 1670, Sept. 9, for — to Robert Oxwick, gent., in repayment of loan. Money Book (Customs), pp. 121, 122.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to restore to his place Adam de Cardonel as Customer of Southampton port, he having been suspended on the 5th inst. for misdemeanours in relation to several parcels of raw wool attempted to be passed as combed wool and to be shipped for Guernsey. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 384.
Warrant from same to same. William Andrews, a tidesman in Southampton port, was the first to discover the abovesaid wool fraud and to seize said wool. Yet Robert Culliford, Comptroller of Customs, pretends to said seizure and has exhibited his information accordingly in the Exchequer. Culliford is to withdraw his proceedings and Andrews is to be permitted to proceed. Ibid, pp. 384-5.
Royal warrant for William Andrews to be Receiver of Hearthmoney for Chester county and city. King's Warrant Book III. p. 276.
May 9 Treasurer Clifford's warrant for the execution of a money warrant of 1672, May 3, for 20l. to John Brewster, Comptroller of the Great Roll of the Pipe. Warrants Early XIX. p. 95.
Same to the Receipt to issue 14,254l. 13s. 6d. to Sir Thomas Osborne for the Victuallers of the Navy on any unsatisfied orders in the hands of said Osborne : to be paid by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (Customs), p. 104.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs. For the abovesaid 14,254l. 13s. 6d. the Navy Victuallers are content to accept wine bonds. You are to call to Philip Marsh the officer in whose custody said bonds remain, receive from him bonds to the amount of 14,240l. 13s. 4½d. and deliver them to the Victuallers, and 14l. 0s. 1½d. in cash to make up the total amount. The Victuallers to be allowed the 10 per cent. discount on said bonds, and to be guaranteed against any damage in collecting the moneys due on them.
Appending :—List of the said wine bonds : the names of the merchants being as follows. Spanish and Sweet Wines :— John Flavell, John Newton, William Warner, Richard Ely, Christopher Flavell, John Crosse, Tho. Davitts, Edward Shaller, John Blofield, Robert Bicton (Button), William Ayliffe, Robert Newton, John Pare (Parr), James Bales, George Toriano, John Capell, Peter Proby, John Newton, William Grammer, Jervis Shipman, Hen Bellamy, Owen Crofts, Tho. Yardly, Ralph Steere, Nich. Warren, Rich. Wescomb, John Isley, Robert Brett, William Bellamy, Adam Bellamy, Robert Dodd, Richard Hutchinson, John Thomas, Tho. Wilson, Thomas Beacon, Math. Browne, Edward Athey, Sir Arthur Ingram, Henry Hawley, Rowland Ingram. (Total of Spanish and Sweet Wine bonds 10,901l. 3s. 3½d.): and French Wines, the names of the merchants besides some of the above being George Laurence ; William Smith, Henry Minshard, Samuel Terrell, Henry Collyer, Gideon Bourse, Samuel Arnold, Abraham Beake, Tho. Papillon, Edmund Harrison, Robert Mutell, Peter Parasavin (Paravisin), John Capell, Tho. Arnold, Lueus Santin, Edward King, John Williams, William Coales. senr. and junr., John Loveday, Arnold Beake, Samuell Beake. (Total of French bonds 3,339l. 10s. 1d.)
Money Book (Customs), pp. 104-6.
Letter of direction on the 1,000l. [remaining unpaid as] part of an order of 1671, July 7, for 2,000l. for the ordinary expense of the Great Wardrobe : said order having been assigned to Sir George Downing. Warrants Early XIX. p. 371.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to pay 350l. on unsatisfied orders in the name of the Treasurer of the Chamber : to be paid out of the Hearthmoney of Surrey, and to be for pay of His Majesty's watermen. Ibid, p. 338.
Same for 150l. to William, Earl of Kinnoul, for a quarter on his pension. Ibid.
[?] Entry of the demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer Seal to Edward Gilpin of several messuages, lands and tenements in Whitby and elsewhere, co. Yorks, parcel of the possessions of Sir John Bolles, Bart., outlaw. Ibid.
May 9 Money warrant for 317l. 3s. 4d. to Roger Whitley, His Majesty's Harbinger, being 2 years to Xmas last on his fee of 20 marks per an., and for 1 year and 216 days to same time on his allowance of 10s. a day. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to David Walter for half a year's pension as one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber. Ibid.
Same for 2,251l. 0s. 4d. to Edward Backwell in repayment of 2,000l. with interest to Mar. 24 last, being by him advanced to Francis Digby, Esq., now deceased : to be paid by tallies detailed on the Cashier of the Customs. Ibid, pp. 339-40.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied for the discharge of so much of the debt of 2,074l. 4s. 3d. due to the King from Thomas Weedon, late Receiver of the Eleven Months' tax, co. Bucks., as said Weedon has paid or shall pay to Charles Gifford, to whom the King has granted said debt by the privy seal of July 26 last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 340.
Money warrant for 10l. to Henry Thomas as royal bounty for services to His Majesty. Ibid, p. 341.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Warden of the Fleet to discharge from prison Robert Hill, late Receiver General of Hearthmoney, co. Cambridge, and Nicholas Coates, his deputy and security, the debt due on their collection of said duty for 1½ years to 1665, Sept. 29, having been wholly remitted to them by the King, they alleging that said debt was due to the plague there and other losses by reason whereof they are become insolvent. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 386.
Royal warrant (in duplicate) for 54l. to Sir Robert Southwell, one of the Clerks of the Council, to be by him paid, according to the King's directions to him, towards setting up some Dutch cloth workers, who are lately come over hither to settle. (Money warrant, dated May 21.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 275,279 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 349.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant [to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands] to make a constat, and to rate same, of a house and garden and two acres of land lying in the Bayle of Lincoln (parcel of the estate of Robert Mellish, seized for a debt to the Crown) : with a view to a lease thereof to Sir William Wentworth at 4s. per an. rent for 31 years : petitioner to keep the mound and fences in repair and defend the Crown's title thereto. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 392.
Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford (as by the order of reference of Mar. 10 last) on the petition of Katherine Countess Dowager of Carnwath, alleging that as administratrix to the late Earl of Carnwath she is one of the creditors of James late Earl of Carlisle [who was] compounded with and provided for by your Majesty by order in Council of 1663, June 13, [said order] "assigning the satisfaction of those debts on a second moiety of your Majesty's annual profits of the Caribbee Islands," her debt now standing reduced to 933l. 6s. 8d., for which she prays a settlement on the Four and a Half per cent. duty in the Barbados. "Upon the whole matter I most humbly represent that your Majesty finding the said revenue little enough to support the more necessary and public charge already incumbent thereupon, you have neither by your order in Council of the 22nd of Dec., 1670, relating to the state of that your revenue, nor by your Majesty's last instructions to the Lord Willoughby your present Governor, thought fit as yet to take notice of any creditors of the above mentioned. Nor am I able to inform your Majesty how any of their debts can yet take place [or rank] for satisfaction there, your said revenue of the Island of Barbados being highly charged and no prospect possible to be had [as to] when the same may clear itself until the accounts thereof be stated." Ibid, pp. 392 3
Declaration of account of Augustin Briggs for 1½ years to 1670, Sept. 22, as Receiver General of Hearthmoney for Norfolk and Norwich. (Total charge, 13,891l. 1s. 0d. Discharge, allowances and payments, 13,569l. 10s. 6d. Supers, 321l. 10s. 6d.) Ibid, p. 403
May 10 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Sir Stephen Fox to pay 371l. 10s. 0d. to Col. Anthony Buller, by him expended for provisions and other necessaries as Governor of Scilly, his account for same having passed Auditor Beale : to be paid by Fox out of moneys in his hands for Secret Service. Warrants Early XIX. p. 339.
Letter of direction on an order No. 1034, of date 1671, July 5, for 1,500l. [and payable to Don Bernardo de Salinas]. Ibid, p. 340.
Money warrant for 200l. to the Princess Elizabeth for half a year on her annuity or yearly pension. Ibid, p. 341.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the keepers et al. of New Park to permit the Duke of Lauderdale to dig and carry away out of said park 1,000 loads of gravel for his own use. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 386.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for Secret Service. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated May 26, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 272 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 204.
Same for same for 40,000l. to Ralph Montague, Master of the [Great] Wardrobe : upon account for said Wardrobe. King's Warrant Book III. p. 272.
Royal sign manual for the payment to Henry Brouncker and James Hamilton of such sums as shall be paid into the Receipt by James Ward, merchant, as the King's part of the 557l. 16s. 9d in which he was condemned by the late Commissioners of Accounts for taking and detaining certain prize goods in the time of the last Dutch war out of the ship "Phoenix." Ibid, p. 275.
Privy seal for 4l. a day to the Earl of Anglesey as Keeper of the Privy Seal in lieu of the ancient diet of 16 dishes of meat, for which we have now thought fit rather to grant the said daily sum than that the said diet should be taken in kind. To commence from April 21 last. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated May 9, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 346-7 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 197.
Treasurer Clifford to the Commissioners of the Eighteen Months' Assessment, co. Bucks. I expect that by this you have put the collection of the said tax into such a way as that the first three months of it may be paid to Mr. Francis Olive, the Receiver General, so early as that he may be enabled according to the directions of the Act to pay it into the Exchequer by the 3rd of June next. Let me know the time you have limited to the Collectors to pay it over to him or his deputies and take care that it be performed, "and then if the Receiver shall fail in making due payment I shall be able to charge him with the neglect of it." He has given security and his commission has been sent down to him.
The like letter to the Commissioners of said assessment for the following counties severally : Berks (Thomas Browne, receiver) ; Bucks (Francis Olive, receiver) ; Cambridge and Ely (Samuel King, receiver) ; Cornwall (Mr. Trethewy, receiver) ; Derby (Mr. Adderley, receiver) ; Dorset (Mr. Lewen, receiver) ; Yorks (Sir C. Musgrave, receiver) ; Essex (Mr. Norington, receiver) ; Gloucester (Mr. Rich, receiver) ; Herts (Mr. Andrews, receiver) ; Kent (Col. Rooke, receiver) ; Lancs (Mr. Leigh) ; Leicester (Mr. Faunt) ; Lincoln three hundreds (Mr. Cauderne, &c., receiver) ; Norfolk (Mr. Bendish, receiver) ; Nottingham (Mr. Jenison, receiver) ; Oxon (Mr. Browne, receiver) ; Rutland (Mr. Woodcock, receiver) ; Stafford (Mr. Hollingshed, receiver) ; Somerset (Mr. Tooker, receiver) ; Southampton (Mr. Harris, receiver) ; Suffolk (Mr. Colevile, receiver) ; Surrey (Mr. Byne, receiver) ; Sussex (Mr. Goodwyn, receiver) ; Anglesea, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, Montgomery (Mr. Whittley, receiver).
The like letter to the like Commissioners of the following counties, save with the alteration of the final clause, by reason of the Receivers of said counties not having yet executed their securities : viz Beds (Mr. Duncombe, receiver) ; Chester (Mr. Hollynshed, receiver) ; Cumberland and Westmorland (Col. Lamplugh, receiver) ; Devon (Mr. Northcot, receiver) ; Durham and Northumberland (Mr. Christian, receiver) ; Hereford (Mr. Aubrey, receiver) ; Huntingdon (Mr. Duncomb, receiver) ; Monmouth (Mr. J. Vaughan, receiver) ; Northampton (Mr. Nath. Smith, receiver) ; Warwick (Mr. Newsham, receiver) ; Worcester (Mr. Sandys, receiver) ; Wilts (Mr. Davis, receiver) ; Brecon, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke, Radnor (Mr. John Vaughan, receiver).
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 387-8.
May 11 Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to pay salary to William Davis, tidesman of London port, from the day of his suspension to the day of his restoration to his said office. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 389.
Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Robert Read for one year on his salary and board wages as a sergeant-at-arms. Warrants Early XIX. p. 340.
May 12 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Dr. Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works (in accordance with the royal sign manual of the 7th inst.), to deliver to Joshua Marshall, mason, some blocks of white marble and pavements of white marble which were delivered into His Majesty's stores at Scotland Yard 1672, July 18, out of the "Landsman" prize, same to be in satisfaction of 400l. due to him from the King for several chimney pieces of marble and other works by him done in His Majesty's new building at Hampton Court and other houses. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 397.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of William Andrews, of Oldfield Hall, co. Chester, gent., as Receiver General of Hearthmoney for co. Chester : his sureties being himself, Nathaniel Booth, Esq., of Mottram St. Andrew, John Venables, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, William Pegg, gent., of St. Martin's in the Fields, and Edward Hollingshead, citizen and merchant tailor of London.
Together with :—A warrant from same to same, dated May 10, to issue out the commission to said Andrew.
Ibid, p. 388.
Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford on the petition of E. Middleton, widow of John Middleton, deceased, as by the order of reference thereon, dated April 21 last. Your Majesty has not yet settled any rule for the giving of pensions to the widows of such as are killed in Your Majesty's service other than those that are given out of the [Naval] chest [at Chatham], which, being much below the quality and deserts of the petitioner, it remains with Your Majesty's pleasure to do for her what you think fit. Ibid, p. 389.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Commissioners for Wine Licences to accept from Thomas Gloyne, of Exeter, ironmonger, a surrender of his lease (made by contract of 1670, May 11, with the Duke of York's Commissioners for Wine Licences), of the profits of the granting of wine licences in the county and city of Exeter, granted to him for seven years from 1670, Lady Day, at a rent of 350l. per an. Ibid, p. 390.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Sir Peter Killegrew, Kt. and Bart., and John Tregagle, Esq., as Receivers General of the King's revenues in the Duchy of Cornwall, viz. besides themselves, Sir William Twisden, Bart., of East Peckham, Kent, Sir William Hooker, Alderman of London. Sir John Elwes, a gent. of the Privy Chamber, William Walter, Esq., of Sarsden in co. Oxford, John Jefferies, Alderman of London, Robert Napper, of Puncknoll, co. Dorset, Humphry Courtney, of Tremee. co. Cornwall, Nathaniel Moyle, of Pendevy, co. Cornwall, Charles Trevanyon, of Crego, co. Cornwall, and Nicholas Courtney, of St. Breock, co. Cornwall, the total surety being 5,000l. which is equivalent to the former security for that receipt and about a full year's value thereof. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 391.
Same, dormant, to the Cashier of the Customs to pay the creation money of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Visc. Fauconberg. Warrants Early XIX. p. 341.
Letter of direction on an order of Dec. 19 last for 3,000l. to John Kirke for the Band of Pensioners. Ibid, p. 344.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 6l. to John Halliley, Usher of the Customs in London port, for 1½ years to Lady Day last on his fee of 4l. per an. Money Book (Customs), p. 107.
Treasurer Clifford's allowance of a royal warrant, dated May 8, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Hester Hodges 200l. out of the revenues of the lands late in jointure to the late Queen Mother : she having faithfully served the late Queen Mother and at her command having performed several hazardous journeys by sea and land for the service of the King and of the late Queen Mother. King's Warrant Book III. p. 274.
May 13 Money warrant for 50l. to Milcah Fenn, widow of James [Fenn], late merchant, as full compensation of all service by him done to His Majesty ; "in consideration whereof she is to quit all pretence to any demands whatsoever from His Majesty." Warrants Early XIX p. 342.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to levy two tallies, one for 2,500l. on the Customs, the other for 1,780l. 16s. 6d. on wines and vinegar, and to issue the total 4,280l. on an order drawn in the name of Sir Robert Vyner for 5,280l. 16s. 6d. for plate delivered into the Jewel House. Money Book (Customs), p. 107.
May 14 [Treasurer Clifford's] warrant to Serjeant Francis Stevens to arrest Richard Alcock, of Keymer, yeoman, suspected of receiving certain prohibited goods, hats, &c. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 396.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths. The Treasury Lords by their order of 1671, Feb. 26 (supra Calendar Treasury Books III. p. 1194), ordered a prosecution to be had on behalf of His Majesty on the debt of 3,547l. 19s. 10d. set upon William, bishop of Lincoln, Collector of the Tenths of the Clergy of that Diocese by Robert Mellish, his sub-collector, upon the accounts of said Tenths for three whole years ended Xmas, 1669, and that all process should stay for a year against said Bishop and Henry Sanderson as the trustee for said Mellish and also against Robert Sanderson. This year is now expired and an information of intrusion is now depending against Mr. Thomas, a member of Parliament, from whom the 2,000l. was and is owing, which was by said order to be raised out of Flintstone [Flemingston] and Llanfibangle, co. Glamorgan, of which manor said Mr. Thomas has the possession and claims the title. The said prosecution has been carried on as far as privilege of Parliament would permit, but nothing has been brought to perfection or recovered thereby. The bond of 2,000l. entered into to the Bishop of Lincoln by said Robert Sanderson as security for said Mellish is seized into the King's hands and now remains in the office of the Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths, but no process has yet issued thereupon in regard the same was stayed by the said former order. It is necessary that steps be taken to satisfy said debt, and as the proceedings on the information of intrusion may admit of much delay you are to forthwith issue process against said Robert Saunderson on said bond. When the said debt shall be satisfied and paid, either out of the conveyed premises or out of the estate of said Robert Saunderson or Robert Mellish or by any other ways except out of the estate of the Bishop of Lincoln, then the said conveyed premises [said manor] and all benefit to be raised thereby shall be granted to said Robert Saunderson according to said former order. All further proceedings hereon against the Bishop of Lincoln are hereby stayed for another year. Ibid, pp. 394-5.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Cashier of the Customs for 10,000l., 5,000l. and 5,000l. to be issued on any orders remaining unsatisfied in the hands of George Wharton, Treasurer of the Ordnance. Warrants Early XIX. p. 345.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to John Kirke, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for half a year for the wages and board wages of said Band, as by the royal sign manual of 1670-1, Mar. 18 : to be paid out of First Fruits. Ibid, p. 346.
May 15 Sir Robert Howard to [Sir Ro. Long] to pay Mr. Dowty 157l. 10s. 0d. : deducting the [Exchequer] fee thereon. You are to pay this out of any money [in the Exchequer] and you shall have an order signed for the same as soon as you send such order. "For this [is] a particular concern of His Majesty." Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 395.
Same to same. In stating Mrs. Colvile's interest account to 1671, Xmas, you are also to state her account for the gratuity money upon her orders of loan. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Beale to allow in account to Sir Thomas Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy, 76l. 6s. 0d., being discount allowed by the Cashier of the Customs on the 6,502l wine bonds delivered to Mr. Upton in Oct. last in lieu of tallies to that amount for stores delivered by said Upton for the use of the Navy : the said Osborne having no voucher for said 76l. 6s. 0d. whereby to discharge himself upon his account. Ibid, p. 398.
Money warrant for 157l. 10s. 0d. to Phillip Doughty without account : in consideration of several services by him performed to His Majesty. Warrants Early XIX. p. 342.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Customs for 1,000l. for the use of the Sick and Wounded : to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy on any unsatisfied orders remaining in his hands. Ibid, p. 343.
Money warrant for 150l. to John Ward, late Consul at Algiers, for 1½ years to Xmas last on his allowance. Warrants Early XIX. p. 343.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Parsons to allow 469l. 2s. 10d. in account to Nicholas Sexton [late] Receiver General of Hearthmoney, co. Southampton, being the sum due from him on the foot of his account for his said receipt for 1½ years to 1665, Sept. 29 (whereon his charge is 6,050l.) : being for losses by reason of the plague in the town and county of Southampton, and he having been allowed only 12d. in the £, whereas the present Receiver is allowed 20d. in the £, and he having deposed that his charge in collecting the said moneys cost him out of purse, besides his own labour for 2½ years, three shillings per £ and upwards. Ibid, p. 344.
Same to the Receipt for tallies on the Cashier of the Customs for 2,000l. and 2,754l. 0s. 1d. ; to be issued on an order drawn in the name of Edward Backwell for 4,754l. 0s. 1d. Ibid, p. 355.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, May, of "a reversion of letters patent formerly granted by His Majesty during pleasure to Tho. Scarlet, Esq., of the office of Receiver of His Majesty's First Fruits and Tenths" : and a grant of the said office to John Lawrence with the fee of 100l. per an. for himself and 20l. for a clerk and other profits : but to be void if he do not on the first Monday in every month pay into the Exchequer all the moneys he shall receive in the precedent month or if he fail to give sufficient security before executing said office. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 199.
Same of same, dated 1673, April, of a grant to Margaret Whynyard, wife of John Whwnyard, and to Grace Whynyard, their daughter, of the office or place of Housekeeper within the King's Royal Palace of Westminster : in reversion after said John Whynyard. Ibid, p. 200.
Royal warrant to Sir Heneage Finch to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to the Earl of Arlington and the Earl of Euston of 2,000l. per an. out of the London Excise, to be settled in such manner and with such clauses and covenants and form as is contained in the late grant to the Queen Consort of 10,972l. 19s. 3 1/24 d. [per an. out of said Excise] : to be held for life by said Earl of Arlington, and after his death by the Earl of Euston, his heirs and assigns for ever, upon this condition nevertheless [viz.] our said grant to be void upon the determination or surrender to the King of the premises, parcel of the manor of Grafton, now in jointure as below : this grant being in lieu of a grant made by the King to said Earl of Arlington and Earl of Euston of so much of said manor as is in jointure to the Queen Consort and which is valued at 2,000l. per an., "our intention being to have settled the said premises (if we could have made an agreement with our said Consort for the surrender thereof) on the said Earl of Arlington and the said Earl of Euston." King's Warrant Book III. p. 277.