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'Entry Book: June 1673, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 148-163. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80472 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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June 1673, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 2 Royal warrant for a privy seal for payment of 5,338l 17s. 6d. by tallies of assignment on William Prettiman, late Receiver of First Fruits : which tallies are to be applied for the purchase of a certain lease of lands lying near Kentish Town, in the county of Middlesex, held by said William Prettiman of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London. And the lease so to be purchased is to be so settled that the Earl of Arlington shall and may receive the profits thereof during his natural life : and the remainder of the term to be possessed and enjoyed by Henry Fitz Roy, Earl of Euston, "our naturall sonne." (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated June 5. of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III p. 268 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074 p. 211.
Royal sign manual for a great seal of indenture of contract between the King of the one part and Sir Thomas Littleton, bart., Josiah Child and Thomas Papillon of the other part, for the victualling of the Navy from Jan. 1 next on the same terms and under the like covenants as in the contract made by indenture of 1671, Nov. 4. with said Littleton. Sir Dennis Gauden, Sir Denny Ashburnham Josiah Child and Benj. Gauden. King's Warrant Book III p. 285.
Royal sign manual for a privy seal for allowing to Sir Thomas Orby 93l. per an. for the first three years of the five years ended 1670, Sept. 29 (viz. 247l. 3s. 0d. over and above the 31l. 17s. 0d. formerly allowed him) being for his disbursements in the repair of the banks of the manor of Crowland in lease to him from the late Queen Mother. (Treasurer Clifford's signature, dated June 6 of a docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 286 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074. p. 216.
Same for a same for 6,064l. 11s. 6d. to Sir Robert Viner for divers chains and medals and great parcels of gilt and white plate by him delivered into the Jewel House, 1673, April 17, to May 16, as certified by Sir Gilbert Talbot. (Treasurer Cliffords' subscription, dated June 9, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 285 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 218.
Same for a great seal for a grant to Matthew Hummerstone, gent., of the office of Usher of the Custom House, London port, during pleasure (erased and altered to for life) with the fee of 4l. (altered to 6l.) per an., with all profits, &c., as held by John Hallily, present holder thereof. (In the margin :—"This warrant was new signed by His Majesty as amended.") King's Warrant Book III. p. 287.
Same for a privy seal for 2,120l. to the Earl of Bristol as royal bounty. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated June 9, of docquet hereof ; money warrant, dated June 14.) Ibid ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 213 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 389.
Same for same for 4,750l. to the Earl of Kinnoul in satisfaction of arrears due to him arising to him out of the order in Council of 1663, June 13, granting to said Earl (in consideration of his surrender of all his property and title in the Barbados and Caribbee Islands) 500l. per an. for seven years next ensuing and thenceforward 1,000l. per an. for ever : the letters patent of 1672. July 19 (made in view of the non-payment of any of the said sums) having only established a way for the payment of said sums in future without prejudice to the arrears still due to him : which said arrears are hereby provided for, (Treasurer Clifford's signature, dated June 9, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 289 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 216.
Same for a great seal for a grant to James Duke of Monmouth that the annuity or pension of 6,000l. per an. (granted to said Duke by letters patent of 1664-5, Feb. 22, to be paid out of the Receipt) be in future paid quarterly out of the London Excise or the Excise of co. Yorks : and also for the further grant to him of an annuity or pension of 2,000l. per an. for life from Sept. 29 last : and also a grant to Ann, Duchess of Monmouth [evident lacuna of an annuity of —, and a further grant to Charles Earl of Doncaster], "in case he shall happen to survive his father living his mother," of an annuity or pension of 4,000l. per an. immediately from the death of said Duke and to be paid to said Earl for life : and a further grant to said Charles Earl of Doncaster and Dalkeith (if he survive both the Duke and Duchess) of one other annuity or pension of 4,000l. per an. for life to commence immediately after the deceases of said Duke and Duchess. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 290-1.
Same for a privy seal to permit William Dugdale to import royal or other paper the Customs whereof shall amount to 400l., with a view to the publication of the first volume of a historical work of all the nobility of England from the Norman Conquest downward : he having represented in his petition that having compiled the first volume he is not able to make it public by reason of the great charges thereof and his losses in the late fire of London. (Treasurer Clifford's signature, dated June 9, of docquet hereof, and for the like for the second volume when ready.) Ibid, p. 291 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 213.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to George Wharton for the Ordnance on any of that office's unsatisfied orders remaining in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Warrants Early XIX. p 362.
June 2
and 3
Same to Sir T. Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay 200l. to John Tilford, master and part owner of the ship "Charles Merchant," as in part of the 1,323l. 13s. 0d. owing to him as by a certificate from the Navy Commissioners of 1667, Dec. 5 : said 200l. to be put out of the list of Navy debts. (Warrant vacated and re-signed June 3.) Ibid, pp. 363 366.
June 3 Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the ship "Soudades," lately sent to the Prince Regent of Portugal with presents and now returned thence and lying at Deptford, to unlade her goods without search or molestation and for said goods to be conveyed to Somerset House without interruption or demand whatever. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 407.
Same to Auditor Sir Edmund Sawyer to enrol John Arundell's grant of the Prince's meadows, &c., in the manor of Kennington, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall : same having, by a clerical mistake, been made so enrollable, although properly it ought only to be enrolled before the Auditor of said Duchy. Ibid.
[?] Same to Thomas Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to take care that no timber be felled in New Forest until the return of the Commission of Enquiry into the wastes and spoils there. Ibid. p. 408.
June 3 Same [to? the Attorney General] for a commission to the Marquess of Worcester, Sir Baynham Throgmorton, kt. and Bart., Sir Thomas How Sir George Probert, Kt., William Cooke, Edward Cooke, Duncombe Colchester, John Smith, Tho. Agar, Henry Milburne, John May, John Wade, to view and perambulate Dean Forest and to enquire as to the iron works there, what will be the charge of putting them in order and what timber must be allowed ; also as to the King's enclosure lately made in said forest ; as to old decayed woods still standing in the Lea Bayly, parcel of said forest ; as to coal pits taken into His Majesty's enclosures which might be conveniently be left out (without prejudice to the young wood) for the benefit of the country ; any spoils in the said enclosures : calling to their assistance — Duning, of Purton, William Walter, William Taffe, John Witt, Ketching Horskins, George Worrell, Thomas Perke. John Haukins, — Alberton, gentlemen inhabiting in those parts.
Prefixing :—Articles of instruction to said Commissioners.
Ibid, pp. 408-11.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, May, of a grant to Lady Mary Tuke, one of the dressers to the Queen, of the pension of 300l. per an. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 207.
Same of same, dated 1673, May, of a discharge to Sir Thomas Bond of 750,000 livres, amounting to 56,250l. sterling, which he received in France for His Majesty's use and paid by order of the late Treasury Lords to Thomas Holder, Esq., as by acquittance appears : together with a warrant to the Exchequer for 600l. to said Bond for his services and expenses in receiving and paying said sum. Ibid, p. 208.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Philip Packer for Greenwich new buildings. King's Warrant Book III. p. 301.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to levy tallies of loan for the 30,000l. which Peter Calvert, Samuel Vincent and Edmund Bostock have agreed to lend to the King : and out of the first 10,000l. which they shall so lend to issue 2,000l. on such orders as remain [unsatisfied] in the hands of Sir T. Osborne. Treasurer of the Navy, and similarly 3,000l. to same out of the last 10,000l. that shall be so lent. Warrants Early XIX. p. 363.
Same to same for tallies to be levied on the Cashier of the Customs for 4,000l. : to be issued on unsatisfied orders for Isaac Le Gouche, His Majesty's Jeweller. Ibid, p. 365.
Money warrant for 20l. to the Earl of Burlington for one year's creation money. Ibid.
Same for 80l. to William Dugdale for two years on his salary as Norroy King at Arms. Ibid, p. 366.
Same for 200l. to Madam Carter for one year on her pension. 600l. to Lady Cornwallis for same. Ibid.
Same for 450l. to Sir Bernard Gascoigne for three months' ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. Ibid, p. 367.
[?] Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to levy tallies on the Cashier of the Customs for 5,000l. and 3,000l. : to be issued to Ralph Montague on unsatisfied orders for the Great Wardrobe. Ibid.
June 3. Money warrant for 2,032l. 11s. 10d to the Duke of Buckingham, as by the privy seal of April 10 last, for several extraordinary disbursements and services performed by him, and 1,134l. for carrying on a new building by His Majesty ordered to be erected in the Mews, near Whitehall, and 575l. for repairing His Majesty's stables there. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Mrs. Sophia Stuart for one year on her pension. Ibid, p. 370.
Same for 40l. to Thomas Dumesne as royal bounty - Ibid, p. 371.
Same for 200l. to Mr. Carlisle for a year's pension - - Ibid, p. 374
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 103l. 6s. 8d. to the Duke of Buckingham for one year's creation money as Duke, Marquess, Earl and Viscount : in part of two years' arrears thereon. Money Book (Customs) p. 109.
June 4 Money warrant for 240l. to Dame Katherine Lloyd for one year on her pension, in part of what is due thereon. Warrants Early XIX. p. 369.
Entry of the declaration of account of Sir Robert Long, as Receiver General of the revenue late in jointure to the late Queen Mother, viz. 1671, May 25, to 1673, Lady Day. (Total charge, 40,485l. 18s. 61/8d. ; Total discharge, 40,561l. 13s. 6½d. ; surplus, 75l. 15s. 0 11/48d. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 425.
June 5 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, April, of a grant to James Hamilton, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, of all the yearly new quit rents payable to His Majesty by virtue of the late Acts of Settlement and Explanation or either of them out of or for any the honors, castles, lordships, towns, manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments in the realm of Ireland heretofore granted by letters patent of 24 Eliz., to Florence. Baron of Upper Ossory, and John Fitzpatrick, his son, and the heirs male of said John with several remainders as contained in said letters patent or as mentioned in a deed of settlement made in 1612, and found in an office taken after the death of said John Fitzpatrick in 1627 : all which lands were set out to the officers and soldiers of Col. Stuber's and Col. Abbott's regiments and are now held by them or by others under them : the quit rents whereof do not exceed 500l. per an. : and also of all new and ancient quit rents due and payable to His Majesty and issuing out of any lands, tenements and hereditaments granted by His Majesty to Col. John Fitzpatrick. grandson of the aforesaid John Fitzpatrick by letters patent of Feb. 6, 1663-4, and 1670, Sept. 1. Said Hamilton to hold same to him and his heirs from March 25 last, rendering only the yearly rent of 7l. reserved by the said letters patent of Q. Elizabeth, and to be paid in the Receipt of the Exchequer in Ireland. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 209.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673. May. of a grant to Halsewell Tynt, of Halswell, co. Somerset, of the dignity of a baronet. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 212.
Same of same dated 1673, June, of a constitution of Robert Spencer, Esq., and Henry Vernon, Kt. and Bart., Sir Thomas Berry. Kt., Sir Paule Neale, Kt., Charles Bennet, Esq., Peter Prideaux, John Trelawney and William Coward. Esq., to be Commissioners for Appeals and regulating the Excise : with 200l. per an. each payable by the Farmers of the London Excise : the first payment to be at Midsummer next. Ibid, p. 213.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs' Cashier to pay 500l. to the Earl of Carlisle : as due to him at Xmas last. Money Book (Customs) p. 111.
[?] The like for 120l. to Thomas Aylway for one year on his fee as chief searcher in London port. Ibid.
June 5 The like for 126l. 10s. 0d. to the seven Auditors of Crown revenue, and 6l. 13s. 4d. to the Auditor of the Staple for one year of the fees which they formerly had out of the Customs : which fees have been allowed in the establishment of the Customs as drawn up by the Lord Treasurer. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], and Barons of the Exchequer upon the first granting of the Customs in farm. Ibid, p. 112.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for one quarter's allowance to the Works to Lady Day last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 369.
Same for 500l. to the Earl of Ossory for half a year to Lady Day last as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Ibid.
Same for 60l. to Mrs. Ann Golding for half a year on her pension. Ibid, p. 370.
Same for 172l. 14s. 0d. to Mrs. Joyce Fowke, executrix of Richard March, late keeper of the stores in the Tower of London : being in full of an arrear of 272l. 14s. 0d. due to her said husband for one year and 358 days to 1671-2, Mar. 17, on his fee of 3s. a day. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of 1670, July 28, for 250l. to Silius Titus in repayment of loan. Ibid.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Ralph Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid, p 372.
Treasurer Clifford's report on the petition of William Howell, as by the order of reference thereon of May 29 last. The fines of the Duchy of Cornwall are already granted to the Duchess of Cleveland so that petitioner cannot be gratified out of them. His constant services and sufferings may be rewarded out of the standing revenue of said Duchy. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 411.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Attorney General to prepare a grant to the Earl of Arlington with reversion to Henry Fitz Roy, Earl of Euston, of the honor of Grafton and of divers lordships, lands, tenements, coppices, underwoods and other hereditaments in Northampton and Bucks as follows, viz. :—co. Northampton : manors of Grafton and Hartwell. lands and tenements in Hanslope, Roade and Hartwell. manor of Alderton alias Aldrington, manor of Blisworth, manor of Stoke Bruern, rents of assize and lands and tenements in Stoke Bruern, Paulerspury, Shutlanger and Alderton, manor of Greens-Norton, manor of Potterspury, manor of More-End, manor of Aston [? Ashton] lands and tenements in Roade. lands in Tiffield and Blisworth, and lands and tenements in Eastoote in the parish of Pattishall. certain free rents and farms and tenements in Collingtree, Cotton End, Grendon, Houghton Magna, Hardingstone, Stoke. Milton Malsor, Gayton and Paulerspury ; lands and tenements in Paulerspury. lands in Roade and Ashton. certain lands in Houghton Parva, lands in Grimscote, rents of lands in Northampton. Shutlanger, Harlestone and Stoke, office of feodory of the honor of Grafton, with the certainties issuing out of several hundreds and the tolls of the town of Old Stratford (total of clear rents of said honor 685l. 14s. 4¾d.). and in cos. Northampton and Bucks, viz. : divers coppices, woods and underwoods in Whittlewood Forest, containing 3,526 acres (400l. per an.) and the like in Salecy Forest, containing 900 acres (130l. per an.). Full total, 1,215l. 14s. 4¾d. per an.
Prefixing :—Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises and memorandum.
Ibid, pp. 412-6.
June 6 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, June. of a grant to Henry Jermin and Richard Cooling, Esqrs., and their heirs in trust for the Earl of St. Albans and his heirs of 604 acres or thereabouts of improved grounds lying within the wastes of the manor or soake of Somersham, co. Huntingdon, which in Hilary Term 21-2 Car. II. were by the Exchequer Court adjudged and decreed to be enjoyed by said Earl and his heirs under a yearly rent of 20l., formerly payable for said premises amongst other things. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074. p. 215.
Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford on the petition of Richard, Viscount Ranelagh and William. Lord Brereton (as by the order of reference of April 5 last in which they claim 8,397l. 2s. 4d. as due to them from your Majesty in right of their wives as daughters and co-heirs of the late Francis, Lord Willoughby of Parham. By your instructions of 1672 June 10, to Lord Willoughby, present Governor of Barbados, payment has been directed of the money due to the late Lord Willoughby's daughter (therein computed at about 6,000l.) next after the payment of the arrears due to the regiment late under Sir Tobias Bridge As they have been several years out of their money tallies may be granted on them the four and a half per cent. payable at Barbados, one moiety after 5,000l. shall be paid to said regiment and the remainder when the whole arrears of said regiment have been disharged.
Together with :—A later note date June 17, to the effect that Auditor Beale certifies the amount as above to be 8,397l. 2s. 4d.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 406.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General and to the Attorney of the Duchy of Lancaster. By indenture of 1672, July 24, the Trustees of the late Queen Mother sold to Denzell Lord Holles, High Steward to the Queen Consort, Viscount Brouncker, Chanceller and Keeper of the Great Seal to same, Henry Viscount Cornbury. Lord Chamberlain of the Household to same, Sir Richard Bellings, principal Secretary to same, John Hervey, Treasurer and Receiver General to same, William Montagu, Esq., Attorney General to same, and John Hall, Surveyor General to same, several honors, castles, lordships, manors, messuages, farms, rectories, lands, tenements, &c., therein mentioned for the residue of several terms of 99 years therein and upon the trust therein set out. Of these said terms the longest remaining is not now above 56 years. For the security of the Queen Consort's enjoying the benefit of the said premises during her natural life and that leases may be made for the security and encouragement of the tenants the King has determined to add another term of 50l. in the said premises. This is therefore to warrant the preparation of a great seal to that effect for such additional term to said Lord Holles et al. as above. and with power likewise to the "said Denzell Lord Holles, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, William Viscount Brouncker. Henry Viscount Cornbury, John Hervey and William Montagu" to make leases of said land. &c., except the Honor of Grafton and the forests of Salecy and Whittlewood. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 303-5.
Letters of direction on an order of 1672-3, Jan. 2, for 4,000l. to Sir Robert Howard in repayment of loan ; and on an order of 1672, Dec. 19, for 5,000l. to same in repayment of loan : both orders being hereby directed to be paid out of the Customs, but of the latter "only for 1,000l. [part thereof]." Warrants Early XIX. p. 371.
Same on the 443l. 16s. 0d., representing interest and gratuity to 1671. Dec. 18. on an order of 1670. Nov. 8, for 4,000l. to Sir Robert Viner in repayment of loans : same having been charged on the Customs is now to be paid out of the Country Excise. Money Book (Excise) p. 39.
Entry of the declaration of account of Sir Henry Wood, Kt. and Bart., as Treasurer and Receiver General to the late Queen Mother, viz. for 1668, Sept. 29, to 1669, Sept. 29. (Charges, 61,578l. 8s. 7 11/48d ; discharge, total allowances 58,326l. 1s. 10¾d. ; remains, 416l. 12s. 11¼d.) Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 416.
Same of same of the account of Thomas bishop of Lichfield and Coventry and Dame Mary Chester, widow, executors of abovesaid Sir Henry Wood, late Treasurer as above, for 1 year and ½ and 61 days to 1671, May 25. (Total receipts, 42,202l. 11s. 5 11/48d. ; payments, 39,584l. 5s. 6¼d. and 1,500l. ; remains, 1,118l. 5s. 10 31/48d.) Ibid, p. 417.
Same of same of the duplicate of the account of the Earl of St. Albans for 100l. received by him by the letters patent of 1660, Dec. 6, and other sums received by virtue of letters patent of 1661, April 3 ; and of money by him received of Sir Stephen Fox for his embassy into France from 1660, Nov. 1, to 1662, Aug 1. (Total charge, 12,747l. 3s. 5d. : discharge ; allowances, 12,747l. 3s. 10d., remains, 100l.) Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners, to order the Collector of Dover to permit 25 troopers to transport themselves, horses and arms for France free of Custom to recruit the regiment of Sir Harry Jones in the service of the King of France : as by the royal sign manual for same. Ibid, p. 418.
Entry of the declaration of the duplicate of account of Sir Stephen Fox for the 7,947l. 3s. 10d. received by him on account of sundry letters patent from 1660, July 2, to 1665, Sept. 13. (Total charge. 7,947l. 7s. 8d. ; discharge, payments and allowances. 7,947l. 3s. 10d.) Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 423.
Same of same of the duplicate of account of same for pay of the new raised forces, 1667, Sept. 28, to 1668, Sept. 28. (Total charge, 124,251l. 4s. 1¼d. ; total discharge, 117,233l. 7s. 4½d. ; remains, 7,017l. 16s. 8¼d.) Ibid.
The like for the year ended 1669, Sept. 25. (Total charge, 114,443l. 0s. 2d¾. ; total discharge, 111,641l. 7s. 4d. ; remains, 2,801l. 12s. 10¾d.) Ibid.
June 7 Treasurer Clifford and Sir John Duncombe to the Lord Chancellor. Yours of May 31 last to hand about a warrant of ours directed to the surveyor of woods for felling 1,000 trees in New Forest viz. as being improperly directed. We acknowledge it ought to have been addressed to the Woodward, but Sir John Morton, the present Woodward, appears never to have acted and to be wholly a stranger to the business of the place. We will see that they are in future sent as you desire to the Chief Justice in Eyre as usual. Meanwhile you can have a view of the timber cut under the present warrant and if it is injurious to the beauty of the park or the shelter of the deer we will stop it. Ibid, p. 422.
Royal warrant for a great seal to grant to William Roberts the office of Receiver of the revenue of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, loco William Taylor, whom the King is minded to remove. King's Warrant Book III p. 302.
Privy seal for 20,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service. (Royal warrant, dated June 2, for said privy seal. Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated June 5. of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 286, 312 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 212.
Same for 822l. 16s. 0d. to John de Verde in satisfaction of so much disbursed by His Majesty's order for His Majesty's particular services. (Royal warrant, dated June 3, for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 301, 306.
Same for 9,000l. to William Harbord, with interest at 6 per cent. from Mar. 25 last, for the purchase of the inheritance of the parks of Grafton and Potterspury (parcel or late parcel of the Honor of Grafton, co. Northampton) to His Majesty or to the Earl of Arlington, with reversion to Henry Fitz Roy, Earl of Euston, and his heirs male, as by the royal warrant of April 1 last : said parks to be charged with the sum of 250l. (payable for life by said Harbord to Ferdinando Marsham, the King's servant), which sum is hereafter to be paid by His Majesty out of the Duchy of Cornwall and said Harbord to be released therefrom. (Royal sign manual, dated June 2, for said privy seal. Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated June 5, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, pp. 313-4, 286-7 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 210-11.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General to prepare a great seal containing an indenture between the King of the one part and George Dashwood, Peter Calverd, Samuell Vincent and Edmund Bostock of the other, for the farm by them of the Excise and Additional Excise granted by the Acts of 12 Car. II. and confirmed by the Acts of 13 Car. II. and the late Act (22 and 23 Car. c. 5) : for the additional Excise : all in consideration of 180,000l. advanced by them (whereof 30,000l. is paid at three several payments in May and June. 1673, and the remaining 150,000l. is to be advanced and paid in the months of October and November next by weekly or equal proportions, the first payment to begin the first week of October, said advance being to be repaid as follows, viz. : 23,750l. thereof with interest out of the two last quarters of the second year of said duties. 23,750l. more out of the two first quarters of the last year, and the remaining 132,500l. out of the two last quarters of the last year thereof, said farm to date from 1674, June 24, for three years at a rent of 530,000l. per an., viz. as follows :—
London, Westminster, Southwark. Middlesex and Surrey (except South Mimms), 200,000l. per an.
Co. Beds, 3,300l. per an.
" Berks, 5,600l. per an.
Bucks, 4,500l. per an.
" Cambridge, 8,200l. per an.
" Essex, 14,000l. per an.
" Kent, 25,000l. per an.
" Herts, 9,200l. per an.
" Norfolk, 21,000l. per an.
" Suffolk, 12,000l. per an.
" Somerset, 9,000l. per an.
" Yorks, 30,000l. per an.
The London Excise rent to be paid by twelve equal monthly payments, the rent of the abovesaid 11 counties to be paid quarterly at the usual feasts : and all the remaining counties, cities and towns to be demised at 188,200l. payable quarterly at the four usual feasts.
King's Warrant Book III. pp. 329-336.
June 9 Treasurer Clifford's allowance of a ratal of the manor of Girton, co. Cant. (formerly in grant to Sir John Hinde) and a rent reserved from Histon Andrew (formerly in grant to Edward Elrington) being parcel of and hereby ordered to be conveyed as parcel of the sum of 157,000l. 4s. 7d. contracted for in fee farms by Lord St. John and Ralph Bucknall [et al. late Farmers of the late intended farm of the Customs]. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 428.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to [the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms] to contract with Sir John Cloberry for the reversion of certain rents upon the consideration of 40s., which rents were conveyed to him for 500 years by the demise of 1670, Oct. 21, which rents he might have had conveyed to him and his heirs for ever but made choice rather of a grant of them for the term of 500 years to the end he might take the reversion of them to him and his heirs by grant from said Trustees. Ibid, p. 418.
Same to Auditor Sir Joseph Seymour to send a particular of the office of Woodward of the Forests of Whittlewood and Salecy : with a view to a new grant thereof. Ibid, p. 419.
Same to the Commissioners of the Navy. Thomas Canham, of London, merchant, by his petition read at the Council Board, 1672. July 19) sets forth that on 23 May, 1672, be contracted with you to deliver 40 tons of Riga hemp for the stores at Woolwich, at 44l. per ton payable upon delivery. On June 8 he attended you for his imprest bill being ready to deliver the goods. But you did not grant same but ordered the hemp to be received the week after if there should be money, before which time. viz. on June 10, the late fire happened in Crutched Friars where 17½ tons of said hemp were burnt, amounting to 770l. In your reports of Nov. 21 and May 17 last you admit the above facts. You are therefore to pay him for said 17½ tons at 44l. per ton. Ibid, pp. 420-1.
Money warrant for 5,000l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse : to be paid out of moneys that shall be brought into the Receipt out of seizures, fines and forfeitures appropriated to the Privy Purse by the privy seal of 1665, Sept. 5. Money Book (Customs) p. 112.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 150l. to George Porter for half a year to Lady Day last as Surveyor of Customs London port. Warrants Early XIX. p. 372.
Letter of direction as to the 5,000l. part of the order of 1671, June 28, for 10,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, the said 5,000l. in part thereof having been assigned to Sir Stephen Fox : said sum is hereby ordered to be paid out of the loan to be made by Nicholas Johnson on the second quarter of the Eighteen Months' Assessment. Ibid.
The like letters of direction on an order of 1671, June 8, for 1,750l. to Dame Jane Lee, now wife of Sir Clement Fisher. since assigned to said Sir Stephen Fox.
On two orders of 1671, Aug. 26. for 9,500l. and 3,000l. to James Bridgeman. Esq. [since] assigned to said Sir Stephen Fox.
On two orders of 1671, Aug. 25, for 350l. and 750l. to Sir Stephen Fox.
Ibid.
Money warrant for 3 120l. to Isaac Legouche for the several jewels following, viz 2 jewels given to the Swedish Ambassador, one of 1,300l. value, the other of 1,000l. value ; 2 jewels given to two French officers, the one of 200l. the other of 120l. value ; 2 diamond rings to the value of 200l. given to the Secretary of the Swedish Embassy and a picture [of the value of] 10l. and several other charges, 40l ; and a diamond ring of the value of 250l. : all as certified by the Earl of St. Albans, Lord Chamberlain of the Household. Ibid, p. 373.
Same, dormant, for the pension of 50l. [per an.] to Mrs. Eliz. Hudson. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Sheriff to issue 174l. 3s. 3d. to Sir Edward Griffin on any orders not yet fully charged in the name of the Treasurer of the Chamber : to be by him paid to Chidiock Pawlet and Richard Champion, keepers of His Majesty's Privy Galleries at Whitehall, in full of disbursements by them for that service. Ibid, p. 374.
Money warrant for 100l. to Lady Sayers for half a year on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to John Brewster. Comptroller of the Pipe, for half a year in part of 40l. due to him to Sept. 29 last. Ibid.
[?] Letters of direction on an order of 1671, Dec. 2, for 915l. to Nicholas Johnson ; hereby transferred to be paid out of the Eighteen Months' Assessment.
On an order of 1671, Nov. 14, for 450l. [? to said Johnson].
On an order of 1670, Nov. 19, for 2,570l. [? to said Johnson].
On an order of 1671, Dec. 2, for 1,565l. [? to said Johnson].
On an order of 1671, Dec. 2, for 762l. to Sir William Godolphin for [Ambassadorial] Extraordinaries
Ibid, p. 375.
June 9 Money warrant for 200l. to Justina Vandicke alias Stepney, for one year on her pension.
500l. to the Countess of Brentford for same. (With : Treasurer Osborne's subscription hereof, dated 1673, June 28.)
100l. to Lady Sayers for half a year's pension.
Warrants Early XIX p. 375.
Same, dormant, for the pension to John Sayer, His Majesty's master cook, as same shall grow due. Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to Mr. Langhorne for half a year on his pension : to be paid to the Earl of Anglesey, assignee of said Langhorn. Ibid, p. 376.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Auditor and to the Receiver of the Crown revenues of the several counties of North and South Wales. There has been usually paid to the Lord Chief Baron and the rest of the Barons of the Exchequer (for them and their clerks for examining and declaring the accounts of the ministers and receivers of the revenue of the several counties in England and Wales) several fees and allowances amounting in all to 333l. 12s. 0d. issuing out of the counties respectively appropriated thereto, viz. 95l. 6s. 8d. to the Lord Chief Baron ; 90l. 3s. 4d. to Sir Christopher Turner ; 81l. 12s. 0d. to Sir Timothy Littleton ; 66l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Thurland, respectively Barons of the Exchequer. His Majesty's rents and revenues in the several counties being now sold and disposed of by the late Act of Parliament there resteth not of the same wherewithall to answer said fees and allowances. You are therefore to pay the said fees out of the Crown revenues in your audit and receipt from time to time in future as they become due. Ibid.
Money warrant for 28,346l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Stephen Fox for the levying and paying the new raised forces to Sept. 20 next : as by the privy seal of Feb. 28 last. Ibid, p. 377.
Same for 2,347l. to said Sir Stephen Fox for secret service in full of the privy seal of May 26 last. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to the Mayor. &c., of Berwick for one year [on the King's bounty] for keeping the bridge there in repair. Ibid.
Same for 25l. to Nicholas Estoll for half a year of his pension as by the privy seal of 1667, Aug. 26. 120l. each to George Sayers and Charles Arundell, pages of honour to His Majesty, for one year on their pension. Ibid, p. 378.
[?] Letter of direction on the 129l. 4s. 6d. remaining unpaid on an order of 1671, June 17, for 2,629l. 4s. 2d. to Lord Arlington. Ibid.
June 9 Money warrant for 153l. 6s. 8d. to Peer Williams for two years on his fee of 33l. 6s. 8d. per an. and allowances of 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. and 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer : as in part of four years' arrears thereon to Sept. 29 last. Ibid.
Same for 2,367l. to Sir Stephen Fox in full of the privy seal of May 28 last for 10,000l. to said Fox for secret service. Money Book (Excise) p. 34.
Letter of direction on the 900l. remaining unpaid of an order of 1670, Aug. 23, for 1,000l. in full of 1,500l. to Lord Crofts for arrears. Ibid.
Money warrant for 56l. to Dr. Richard Ball for 1½ years to Lady Day last on his fee of 37l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Divinity Professor and Master or Keeper of the Temple, London. Money Book (Excise) p. 40.
Treasurer Clifford's signature of a docquet, dated 1673, June. of a warrant to the Exchequer for 40,000l. to Ralph Montague, for the service of the Great Wardrobe. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 215.
Same of same, dated 1673, June, of a grant to George Viscount Grandison and Edward Villiers, Esq. of all monies arising by compositions or discharges which now are or within three years next shall be made for the increased rents or new leases of manors or lands parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall : and also such of the said increased rents as are or shall be due within the said three years until the same shall be compounded for. Ibid, p. 217.
Same of same dated 1673, June, of a grant to William Fryer, gent., of the office of Searcher of Customs, Plymouth port, in reversion after John Marting, present searcher : with the fee of 30l. per an. Ibid, p. 219.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of a piece of ground lately viewed lying in the north part of the Mews wall [at Charing Cross] and desired by the Duke of Monmouth to he granted in lease to him to erect coach houses and other offices for his servants thereupon. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 441.
June 10 Same to the Customs Cashier to take in tallies for 3,000l. now in the hands of Sir John Banks and in satisfaction thereof, to furnish him with bills on the Collector of Bristol, Exeter, or such other outport as shall be most convenient. Money Book (Customs). p. 121.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 12,000l. per an. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works : for the ordinary of the works and buildings : the first quarterly payment to be made on the 24th inst. King's Warrant Book III. p. 306.
Same for same for 10,000l. to Isaac Le Gouch for jewels to be furnished from time to time ; being [to be] duly certified by the Lord Chamberlain. Ibid, p. 307.
Same for same for 30,000l. per an. to Sir Edward Griffin for the expense and service of the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber : the first quarterly payment to commence from Xmas last. Ibid.
[? June 10] Royal warrant for 2,600l. (with interest thereon) to Sir Thomas Bond, being the amount of two orders, one of 1670-1, Feb. 8, for 1,200l., and one of 1670-1. Feb. 14. for 1,400l., for repayment of loan ; and for said orders to be taken in. Ibid, pp. 307-8.
June 10 Same for a great seal for a grant to the Earl of Bath and Francis Lord Hawley of an annuity or a pension of 1,000l. for 99 years or for the life of Frances Duchess of Richmond : to be paid quarterly out of the London Excise. Ibid, p. 350.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a grant under the great seal to — Newton of the office of General Woodward and Keeper of His Majesty's woods of Whittlewood and Salcey, in Northampton and Rutland, loco George Goodman, deceased.
Prefixing :—Deputy Auditor Tho. Rabin's particular and memorandum of said office.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 426-7.
[?June 10] Entry of the declaration of account of Tho. Whitley, Esq., Receiver General of Crown revenues, co. Chester, viz. for one year ended 1671. Sept. 29. Total charge. 1,441l. 6s. 8¼d ; discharge payments and allowances 641l. 4s. 11½d. ; remains, 800l. 1s. 8¾d.
Together with :—Marginal notes of the various processes against persons [under this account]. Process against the tenant of the garden in Chester Castle. Fra. Young and John Kirk, tenants of encroachments in Macclesfield, either to pay their rent or deliver up their lease. Process against [the] Earl of Derby, in arrear 12 years at 40s. per an. for Bodell [sic? for Bucklow] Hundred. Process against Robert Wright, farmer of Salthouses in Namptwich, two years in arrear.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 427.
June 10 Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford, on the petition of Robert, Earl of Manchester, praying a grant of the King's interest in reversion in the Priory of St. Ives and also a messuage or farm called Wekea alias Wiggins, in Woodhurst. co. Huntingdon, together with the advowson of the vicarage of St. Ives, of the yearly value of 290l., which was granted by Hy. VIII. to Thomas Audley and Elizabeth, his wife, and his heirs male. Said Audley has several heirs male living and it is petitioner's design to purchase their interest. The lands petitioned for lie intermixed with certain lands of petitioner's. Ibid, pp. 428-9.
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Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet. dated 1673, June, of an indenture of contract and agreement between the King of the one part and Sir Tho. Littleton. Bart., Josiah Child and Thomas Papillon of the other part, for the victualling of the Navy : to commence from Jan. 1 next : on the same terms and under the like covenants as in the contract formerly made with the said Littleton, Sir Dennys Gawden, Kt., Sir Denny Ashburnham, Bart., Josiah Child and Benjamin Gauden, gent., of date 4 Nov., 23 Car. II. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 219,227.
June 13 Same of same, dated 1673, June. of a same for 10,000l., to Philip Packer. Paymaster of the Works : to be employed for finishing the part of the Palace at Greenwich lately erected and for laying the foundation of another part of the said palace. Ibid, p. 221.
June 11 Privy seal for 2,000l. per an. to Sir Stephen Fox, during pleasure, without accompt : for His Majesty's secret service. (Royal warrant, dated June 3, for said payment. Treasurer Clifford's signature, dated June 9, of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated June 14.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 301, 312 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074. p. 214 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 380.
Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of the annuity or yearly pension of 200l. to Sir Edward Carteret so long as he shall hold the place of Usher of the Black Rod : the first quarterly payment to commence at Lady Day last : said Carteret having represented in his petition that there were several perquisities and privileges belonging to that office and formerly enjoyed by his predecessors, but of late discontinued, so that he doth receive no benefit thereby. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 308-10.
Letter of direction on an order of 1671. May 17 for 450l., and of 1671, July 4 for 455l., both payable to Robert Hitchins, gent., in repayment of loan. Warrants Early XIX. p. 388.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Cashier of the Customs to continue the payment of 210l. per an. to the Auditors of Imprests for auditing the accounts of the Customs. Money Book (Customs), p. 112.
June 12 Money warrant for 100l. to Thomas Killegrew for one quarter on his annuity or pension. Warrants Early XIX. p. 389.
June 14 Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford (as by the reference of May 22 last) on the petition of Elizabeth, Viscountess of Shannon. The yearly rent of the wood farm payable by Sir Robert Paston is 6,500l. Of that rent 2,000l. per an. has been taken off, and 3,700l. per an. is paid to the principal Secretaries of State so that 800l. per an. thereof remains unassigned which said Viscountess prays she may have in lieu of her pension paid hitherto out of the Privy Purse. At the present moment however said Paston is petitioning for defalcations and there will not be enough to answer the desires of the Viscountess. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 429-30.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Sir C. Harbord, Surveyor General, for a particular and ratal of the park or late park or enclosed ground commonly called Bestwood Park, and the lands thereto as now in lease to Lord Willoughby of Parham : with a view to a reversionary grant thereof to John, Earl of Rochester, Lawrence Hyde and William Chiffinch. Ibid, p. 431.
[?] Treasurer Clifford to the Barons of the Exchequer and the King's Remembrancer to swear John Brewer as deputy to Bartholomew Beal, one of the Auditors of Imprest. Ibid, pp. 431-2.
June 14 Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Cashier of the Customs to allow to the East India Company a discount for their 6 and 6 months as allowed them by their charter for payment of their Customs : there being 40,000l. settled to be paid to them out of the Custom of the East India commodities imported by them after 1672, Dec. 1, with 6 per cent, interest from 1672, Sept. 29, being in satisfaction of saltpetre by them formerly sold to His Majesty. Money Book (Customs), p. 121.
Letters of direction on the 5,000l. due on an order, No. 418, for the Cofferer of the Household ; on an order, No. 417, for said Cofferer ; and on the 5,000l. due on an order, No. 414, for said Cofferer. Money Book (Excise), p. 40.
The like on an order of 1668, Dec. 7, for 4,000l. to Sir Edward Turner. Money Book (Customs), p. 113.
The like on the 1,000l. as part [remaining unpaid] of an order of 1671, Nov. 10, for 4,000l. to said Sir Edward Turner as royal bounty. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Sir Robert Clayton and John Morris 500l. for one year on the annuity of 500l. to Henry Lord Loughborough, as granted by the letters patent of 1663, Oct. 19, and in part of 2,750l. arrears due thereon at 1672, Lady Day, the many occasions of His Majesty's affairs preventing the satisfaction of said arrears till a more fitting season : and said Lord having assigned his said pension to said Clayton and Morris : Together with warrant for payment of said sum annually to said Clayton and Morris for the future. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to Ottho Hoynks, a Muscovite, as compensation for his services as interpreter and translator to the Ambassadors. Envoys and Messengers from time to time sent from the Emperor of Russia since 1662. Warrants Early XIX. p. 379.
Same for 6,064l. 11s. 6d. to Sir Robert Viner for plate, &c., ut supra, p. 149. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue the 80,000l. (which is or will be lent into the Receipt by Edmund Portman, gent.) on such orders as remain [unsatisfied] in the hands of Sir T. Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy : same to be for the service of the Victualling. Orders of repayment [to be given to said Portmans] on the second quarter of the Eighteen Months' assessment. Ibid.
Same to same to issue the 3,500l. (which has been lent into the Exchequer by Sir Robert Howard, Kt.) to the Treasurer of the Navy on unsatisfied orders in his hands : the orders of repayment to be charged as above. Ibid, p. 380.
Same for 195l. 8s. 0d. to Ralphe Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to be by him assigned to John Walthew, Esq., one of the Grooms of Her Majesty's Bedchamber, in part of what is due to him in that office. Ibid.
Same for 10,000l. to Ralph Montague for the service of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid, p. 387.
Same for 3,120l. 19s. 3d. to the Earl of Arlington, Postmaster General, for letters and despatches carried for His Majesty's service and transporting poor seamen. His Majesty's subjects, without payment, viz. 1672, June 24, to 1672-3, Jan. 1 : as certified in accordance with the privy seal of 1667, Oct. 5. Ibid, p. 389.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue 700l. to Sir Edward Griffin on any orders not fully charged in the name of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid, p. 390.
Money warrant for 5,338l. 17s. 6d. to Henry, Earl of Arlington, as by the privy seal of the 17th inst. [sic probably for 7th inst.] : to be by tallies of assignment on William Prettyman, receiver of First Fruits and Installed Tenths : to be applied for the purchase of a certain lease of lands lying near Kentish Town, held by said William Prettyman of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's : said lease to be settled as in said privy seal. Ibid.
Same, dormant, for the fee of 100l. per an. to Secretary Coventry : as by the privy seal of July 18 last.
Together with : Treasurer Osborne's subscription hereof dated 1673, July 9.
British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 2.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, June, of His Majesty's declaration that Giles Litcot, Esq., Comptroller General of the accompts of the Customs have leave to accompt but once a year instead of six-monthly as required by his letters patent of 6 Nov., 23 Car. II. : the first yearly accompt to be at 1674, Michaelmas, and upon such accompt he is to defalk to each Collector and Sub-Co lector so much as he shall disburse for salaries, incidents, debentures and certificates of discount : with a grant of an additional fee of 100l. per an. over his salary of 400l. per an. : and he and his clerks are to be exempt from serving on juries or bearing any office civil, or military, during such employment. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 221.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a new Commission to George Clarke (Clerke) as Receiver of Hearthmoney for Devon, Cornwall and Exeter, with fresh securities as follows, viz. Thomas Bere, of Huntsham ; Tho. Proose, of Hillersdon ; Anthony Salter, of Tiverton ; and James Collwoodleigh, of Lowman[Uplowman], co. Devon. (A commission to take said securities is to be issued to John Dobell, Henry Worth, Samuell Forth, Am. Neads and John Bennet.) Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 432.
Same to same to deliver up the bond for 300l. given by Thomas Herlackenden, late Receiver of the Royal and Additional Aid, co. Kent, and Thomas Mun : the said sum having been paid by said Receiver, as part of his account of his receipt, to Thomas Miller upon a bill by him counterfeited from Alderman Backwell, and the King having remitted same to Herleckenden in consideration of his constant loyalty and services. Ibid, p. 433.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. On the 6th inst. the King ordered in Council that the Lord Treasurer should direct the seizure and confiscation of all manner of foreign manufactures that are prohibited by law and to cause His Majesty's part thereof to be publicly burnt. You are to give strict order in accordance herewith to all the Customs officers for [such burning of] all foreign wearing manufactures, viz. after legal condemnation and after levying a tally at the Receipt for His Majesty's part of such seizures. Ibid, p. 436.
June 15 Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant of the pension of 850l. per an. to Elizabeth Hamilton for 99 years if her three sons James, George and William Hamilton shall so long live ; for their education and support and disposable by her in trust for them : and also for the further grant of 500l. per an. to herself for life : both to commence from Lady Day last and to be paid by the Receivers of Tenths of the Dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford, St. Davids and Chester : the letters patent of 1671, May 15, having granted the said annuity of 850l. to her husband, James Hamilton, lately slain at sea. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 325-6.
Treasurer Clifford's approval of Edward Phipps, Vicessimus Bradshaw and Henry Chappell as sub-commissioners of Excise for co. Leicester and Rutland : at the request of the Farmers of Excise of said county. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 434.