The Lord Treasurer ordered 4,000l., for the Sick and Wounded, to
be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy.
[Ibid. p. 32.]
Upon Sir Richard Bellingham's petition praying a day of hearing
the matter in controversy betwixt the Lord Privy Seal and him, the
Lord Treasurer appointed Friday afternoon the 3rd inst. for that
Present : Lord Treasurer.
The Lord Treasurer orders that no process be issued out of the
Exchequer against Sir William Doyley in relation to the revenue of
Hearthmoney for Surrey and Southwark till Feb. 1 next.
Mr. Richd. Brett to have a King's warrant drawn for [him as a]
Commissioner of Excise, without salary.
Mr. Papillon to be heard at the Council table on Wednesday next
about the seizure of 85 bars of tin.
A warrant to be drawn for the delivery, Customs free, of some
ornaments come from France for the use of the French
The Lord Treasurer orders that a state of the balance of both the
accompts of the Lord Privy Seal and the Vice Chamberlain be
brought in as soon as conveniently may be.
On Mr. Boden's petition a non pros to be entered : a discharge to
be drawn with [a condition as to some] consideration to the seizer
on the petition concerning the Denia ship. Enquire whether it has
not been before the King and Council.
My Lord will come upon no [discussion of] defalcations with the
Farmers of [the revenue of] Ireland till the end of the next quarter.
Mr. Progers : warrant for 119l. upon [his] producing a certificate
from the Exchequer.
The King's actors to have a warrant drawn for 650l. due to them
from the King.
Sir William Bowles's petition [is] to be remembered when the
Lord Treasurer makes the list of payments.
Put the Lord Treasurer in mind of Mr. Billop's petition and Mr.
Peter Astel's petition when the [? Customs] Commissioners come
[to the Treasury] next.
Mr. Haesdonk's petition is referred to an auditor.
John Ramsey's petition is referred to the Excise Commissioners.
[Ibid. pp. 32-3.]
The Attorney General to attend the Lord Treasurer on Monday
afternoon next, if he be ready with his report concerning Lyndhurst
and Noman's woods, &c. [in Sherwood Forest]. Mr. Truman to
attend at the same time.
[Ibid. p. 33.]
The business between Viscount Grandison and the city is to be
heard on Saturday next the 11th inst. [Later] : put off till Tuesday
The Lord Treasurer to speak with the Treasurer of the Navy
about the moneys paid by the Collector in the outports to the
Vice-Admirals [for advance of pay to sailor volunteers].
The Chancellor of the Exchequer to attend the Lord Treasurer on
Thursday morning at the Treasury Chambers. Then [I, Charles
Bertie, am] to give the Lord Treasurer the petition of the officers
and deputies of the Customs.
Put the Lord Treasurer in mind of Dan. Kelway, merchant,
bound to His Majesty in a bond of 222l. for payment of 116l. 15s. 5d.
the 9th of May, 1673.
Write the Attorney General to despatch the report about
Lindhurst and Norman's Wood [in Sherwood Forest] and let the
Lord Treasurer know beforehand at what time he will come with it
[so] that Mr. Truman may be summoned to appear at the
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 33.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor [of the Exchequer].
This day Sir Stephen Fox came to the Lord Treasurer and humbly
proposed several particulars concerning the forces which [said
demands of his] amount in all to 124,016l. 2s. 9d. The Lord
Treasurer being satisfied with the particulars was pleased to settle
it in this manner, viz. 65,000l. on the 4th quarter [of the present
Eighteen Months' tax] after 120,000l. or thereabouts [already
charged thereupon] : and 59,016l. 2s. 9d. on the Excise.
This day the Cofferer came to the Lord Treasurer and desired a
settlement of 50,000l. [for the use of the Household] which the
Lord Treasurer was pleased to settle as follows, viz. 20,000l. on the
fifth quarter of the [present] Eighteen Months' tax ; and 30,000l.
on the Excise.
It is the Lord Treasurer's pleasure that Sir Stephen Fox and the
Cofferer should adjust the division of the money assigned them
upon the London and Country Excise [respectively] and present
their proposed adjustment to the Lord Treasurer.
Memorandum : that the Lord Treasurer charges the fourth quarter
of the Eighteen Months' tax no further but reserves the remainder
to supply the Cofferer who is late [in the course or order of his
assignments] on the third quarter. These [above ordered]
assignments pay all the forces to the 10th of January next and the
Cofferer of the Household to the end of Sept. last.
Speak with the Commissioners of the Customs about some rule
for bringing in good pictures.
Memorandum : that when Sir Stephen Fox and the Cofferer agree
upon the division [adjustment] of the money assigned them upon
the Excise and bring it in to the Lord Treasurer, my Lord reserves
the sum of 17,000l. to be interwoven in the payments betwixt them.
Send for Mr. Mountney to attend the Lord Treasurer to-morrow
"That his Lordship assign Sir William Bowles 3,000l. upon the
fifth quarter of the Eighteen Months' Assessment."
The Lord Treasurer refers it to Sir Robert Howard and myself
[? Charnock] to bring him an account how all the branches of the
The Lord Treasurer orders Mr. Mountney to pay Col. Whitley
3,120l. 19s. 3d. preferably to all other payments which were
intended upon the second list of [the late] Lord [Treasurer]
The officers of the Works called in. Represent that they could
not take up money at 6 per cent. The Lord Treasurer allows them
to take it up at 10 per cent. and assigns them 734l. 17s. 10d. on the
fourth quarter [of the present Eighteen Months' tax to meet said
The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind to contrive a way that
8,000l. per an. be paid to the officers of the Works out of the
Customs by monthly payments and that his Lordship adjust with
Mr. Mountney how they may be paid 1,000l. a month upon the
Draw warrants for the salary of all the officers of the Works for
Warrant for 300l. to be issued upon the officers of the Works for
the service of Hyde Park.
Warrant for 5,500l. for the Duke of Buckingham for the [Royal]
Direction to Mr. Mountney to pay in 250l. for a quarter of the
[Duke of Buckingham's] pension. A warrant also for 216l. due to
his Grace upon his fee of 66l. 13s. 4d. per an.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 34-6.]
A letter [to be written] to Mr. Mountney to pay into the
Exchequer 1,950l. for the service of the Duke of York.
[Warrant for] 1,000l. for Sir Robert Vynor upon his patent.
Warrant for Mrs. Jane Berkeley for 100l. for half a year upon
Same for 250l. for a quarter of a year of the Countess of Portland's
Write Mr. Mounteney that the double payment weekly for
Tangier be continued no longer than till the arrears of the place are
Write the Customs Commissioners to take care if any copper
chests are now or shall come into their custody to keep them till
further order and not suffer them to be opened : and to return an
answer if any are now in their hands : and also to inform the Lord
Treasurer, if they can, how many have been delivered to the Master
of the Ordnance.
[Ibid. p. 36.]
To hear the [Revenue] Farmers of Ireland on Tuesday morning
at the Treasury Chambers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer and
Sir Robert Howard to be there.
On Tuesday morning next the Lord Treasurer will be at the
Treasury Chambers and hear the business about Capt. Cock's
account. The Chancellor of the Exchequer to be there then and all
the persons that appeared on Mr. Cockshut's pretences.
Consider what shall be the heads of the report concerning Lady
Newburgh's petition and that the patents be brought in on Tuesday
The business about settling the [allowance of] impost [bills] to
foreign ministers is to be considered on Tuesday morning next.
Warrants for half a year's pension to [each of] the Queen's
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 36-7.]
Warrant for 200l. for the Cockpit building.
Speak with the Customs Commissioners about gratifying
Send for the little balot of Madame Colbert's from Dover to the
Custom House, London.
Lady Skelton's petition referred to the Earl of Bath.
Mr. Lawrence's petition referred as he desires.
Lord Widdrington to be considered with the rest of the establishments
for garrisons. Call to Sir Robert Howard for them.
Mrs. Jane Porter to bring the copy of her warrant.
Mr. Lloyd, the merchant's, petition is referred to the Customs
To mind the Lord Treasurer of Alexander Poolye's petition when
the Customs Commissioners come.
Margarett Hooker must make addresses to the King : it appearing
that her husband was never paid.
Mr. Vane [is] to seek his payments of Sir Edward Griffin.
Mr. Tregonnill to bring his two orders.
[Ibid. p. 37.]
Thomas Preston to have half a year's salary as King's waiter,
but first he must bring his and his brother's patents.
Memorandum : That the Lord Treasurer appoints some day for
the hearing Viscount Yarmouth about his defalcations on his [Wood]
Lady Newburgh's petition read. Sir Robert Howard is desired
to wait on the Lord Chancellor about the Sixpenny Writs.
Mr. [Capt. George] Cock called in. The Lord Treasurer peruses
his accounts and directs the Auditor to call for his cash books to see
when he borrowed the money and [thereupon] by a certificate from
the Exchequer of the [actual] payment [to Cock] of the orders
[drawn in his name] to compute the interest [which is to be
accounted only from the time he borrowed the said moneys of the
bankers and others to the time when he received payments at the
Exchequer or elsewhere on his said orders] ; and to prepare a
state of the accounts.
The Lord Treasurer directs the payment of 480l. to Capt.
Wicherley out of 950l. in arrear upon the balance of Capt. George
Cock's accompt. Process is now ordered to be issued against Cock
if he do not speedily pay in that sum.
A Receiver to be appointed for the last half year's chimney
money in London and Westminster.
[Write] a letter to leave it to Mr. Mountney about the last minute
for Col. Whitley.
Enquire of Sir William Darcy who has had the hearing of his
Saturday next all private business adjourned till the end of the
session of Parliament.
The Lord Treasurer will speak with Sir William Bucknall about
Sir John Bruce's petition.
Viscount Grandison and the city called in. Mr. Offley [of counsel
for the Viscount] notes three things in the King's letter : the first
was the question of law taken as the Act allows, (2) the case of Mr.
Nevill, (3) the case of Mr. Bridges. The Act of Parliament was
published before the 1st of May. Mr. Bridges', Mr. Offley affirms,
was a letter of attorney irrevocable, whether the King's letter in
point of suggestion was true, which Mr. Offley says was proved.
Mr. Offley says the letter was written 21 Sept., 1672, but not read
in the Common Council till the 27th. Then the King writ another
letter, which the city answers they were willing to comply with [it]
if it could be done in point of law. Then referred to the Attorney
General, who was satisfied in the legality, so that from 21 Sept.,
1672, the letter remaineth unanswered.
Mr. Pemberton, for the city, says it is most of it new matter and
that the only contest was whether the King would exact a compliance
from the city considering the Act of Parliament. Mr.
Nevill had 5,000l. in his hands of the city's [moneys]. The
Serjeant affirms that neither by Common Council or Committee
thereof a farthing was paid to Mr. Nevill. The Court of Aldermen
make a report, May 2, 1670, of the bargain made with Col. Nevil.
That the receipt was established with a great deal of care and the
Receiver had given good security of 1,000l. and therefore the city
hopes His Majesty will not appoint a new Receiver, since 'tis already
in so good a method. Mr. Offley replies there was an address made
to Lord Arlington by several of the Common Council. Power was
given by the city to Mr. Nevill, 9 Feb. 1669-70. [On the whole
matter] the Lord Treasurer will suspend the prosecution against
the city for their issues till such time as his Lordship [the Lord
Treasurer] makes a report [to the King] about the coal duty.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 37-9.]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer to meet the Lord Treasurer
tomorrow morning at the Treasury Chambers about Alderman
[Ibid. p. 39.]
The Lord Treasurer will speak to the King on [the matter of]
Col. Grey's petition. It is to be put into the papers for that
purpose [i.e. which are to be carried to the King by the Lord
Lady Killigrew's petition is referred to the King's surveyor [of
[Ibid. p. 40.]
Petition of Peter Astell, clerk to the Collector of Customs at
Newcastle : referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Petition from Barnaby Dunch concerning tobacco in the ship
"Baltimore" : referred to same.
Petition from Dan Edwards and Edward Bell about some Russia
red hides : referred to same.
Petition of Cha. Williams for repayment of the duty of 17 hogsheads
of tobacco : referred to same.
Petition of Alexander Pooley, tidesman, for restoration to his
place : referred to same.
Write Sir Robert Howard to pay 250l. for a quarter of a year, due
at Michaelmas, to the city, for the children of the new royal
The Lord Treasurer to see the surveyor's report on Lord Wotton's
The Lord Treasurer to speak with the Customs Commissioners
about a clause in Sir Hugh Cholmondly's grant.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 40.]
The Irish business of Sir Richard Bellingham is to be heard on
Thursday morning next. All parties to have notice to be then at
the Treasury Chambers.
Mr. May to attend at the Treasury Chambers on Thursday
morning with his accounts.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord
Chief Baron, Sir Robert Howard.
A letter to be written to the Lord Chief Justice to be further
communicated to the rest of the Judges concerning the business of
recognizances for ale houses ; desiring their speedy resolution in
that matter, in the King's name.
The Irish business, that had been debated April 12, 1673, before
the King, was read on which the Lord Treasurer considered how to
proceed and thought it expedient to give the Farmers [of the
Revenue, Ireland], liberty to examine their proofs in Ireland upon
which they might proceed before the King upon their defalcating.
They were then called in and their petitions read. Sir William
Bucknall insists upon his covenants for defalcations. Write the
Lord Lieutenant forthwith to take into consideration the grant of
the Farmers upon their petition and to direct them to make such
proofs as are necessary touching their defalcations desired and to
certify same with his opinion on the whole matter to the Lord
Treasurer [for the settlement of the matter] by the most speedy
and effectual way and with as much ease to the Farmers as his
Lordship in his own judgment shall think fit.
The Lord Treasurer directs a warrant for a year's salary to
Sir Jonas Moore.
The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind that Mr. Meynell's 2,000l.
be placed somewhere else [charged on some other fund that is more
likely to meet the item].
The Lord Treasurer directs that warrants be drawn for half a
year's salary to the Grooms of the Bedchamber.
Warrant for 100l. for Mr. Newport : on the general dormant
The Excise Commissioners and Mr. Brett are to attend to-morrow
morning, viz. Mr. Hunt, Capt. Kingdon and Sir Jno. James.
The Duke of Buckingham's order for 5,500l. is to be placed on
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 40-2.]
The interest for the advance money which was paid before the
time agreed by the contract of the new Farmers of the Excise is
to be allowed by striking tallies or orders of loan, which [ever of
those methods] shall be thought fittest, [and to be payable] out of
the first quarter that shall grow due [on the Excise].
The King grants only the last half year's arrears of the Wine
Licences to Lady Cleveland.
The Lord Treasurer will speak with the Attorney General about
the warrant of Greens-Norton in co. Northampton.
Mr. May and Mr. Packer (with Alderman Backwell) were to have
had their accounts presented by Auditor Bridges to the Lord
Treasurer [to-day]. They are to be at the Treasury Chamber
[Ibid. p. 42.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Alderman Backwell's accompts to be examined and compared
with his own cash books. Sir Robert Howard, Sir C. Harbord and
Charles Bertie, Esq., are to consider what interest is fit to be
allowed to Alderman Backwell upon his orders and tallies and to
ascertain the respective commencement thereof : and to certify the
same to the Lord Treasurer with all convenient speed.
The officers of the Works called in with their accompts, which
were perused and signed by the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of
the Exchequer. The Lord Treasurer directs that the officers of the
Works keep their account of extraordinaries separate from [that of]
the ordinaries and that a letter be written to them to that purpose.
Captain Carter's business to be heard on Monday afternoon next.
He and Col. Holles, Lady Holles and the creditors [of Sir
Frescheville Holles] are to be summoned accordingly. [This
minute is struck through.]
[Ibid. p. 43.]