The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind to speak with Viscount
Ranelagh in [the matter of] Major Baily's concern.
[Write for] the account of Newfoundland trade from the
[Customs] Commissioners and [request] two of their body to
attend with their report.
"Mr. Secretary Coventry with the passports and sea briefs to be
[Order for] 500l. per an. to be established for Audley End : 200l.
to be now advanced, the remaining 300l. to be paid between this and
August. A privy seal to be drawn accordingly. In the margin :
A warrant [to be prepared, directed] to the officers of the Works
to take Newmarket House into their charge. In the margin : Done.
[Order for] 100l. every fortnight to be applied to the old debt of
the Works : [to be paid] out of any disposable money.
Sir Robert Carr's warrant with a schedule of the Duchy rent,
and also Sir Allan Apsly's [warrant are] to be presented to the
Lord Treasurer to-morrow morning.
Write Mr. Stapleton, auditor to the Bishop of Durham, to return
a particular of the several branches of the revenue of that Bishopric :
to be directed thus, "To Miles Stapleton, Esq., at his house in
Durham." [Write] to Mr. Arden that my Lord expects that he
should clear the accompt [of the receipts and expenditure of the
Bishopric of Durham] during the vacancy of the see. [Write] Sir
Gilbert Gerard and Auditor Stapelton to examine and state the
certain and casual charges that have been upon the revenue of the
Bishopric for the three years ending at Martinmas last.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 207-8.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Attorney
General, Solicitor General.
[Order for] 400l. to be allowed to Christopher Musgrave for
bringing in the Eighteen Months' tax in Yorkshire. In the margin :
[Order for] 200l. to be paid to the Master of the Robes for two
weeks. In the margin : Done.
The persons concerned in the Excise business of Hertfordshire
are called in. The order of Council referring the matter to the
Lord Treasurer is read. The Attorney and Solicitor General,
counsel for the King, [appear] on behalf of Ambrose Beaton and
Sherfield, late sub-commissioners of Excise, John Wells, late
Collector, Thomas Collett, Th. Wells and William Beistney, officers
of Excise there. The substance of their complaint was that one
Audely of Hitchin, brewer, was for non-payment of Excise, and
according to the Act, condemned by the sub-commissioners to pay
double duty, 31l. 0s. 9d., which was accordingly levied : that the
Justices of Peace, at their second Sessions after judgments so given
against Audley and after the expiration of the time limited in such
cases for appeals, admitted of the appeal and proceeded to reverse
the said judgment, where [by] 40l. costs were given against the
petitioner, Jo. Wells, who is since sued for the same, and he, with
the other petitioners, is sued by Audley in an action of 300l. for
The Attorney and Solicitor General enlarged upon it. Sir John
King, Counsel for Audley and the Justices, endeavoured to defend
and excuse. Mr. Wingate says Mr. Wells would not acquaint them
with the matter of the complaint against Audley at the Sessions, &c.
They all withdraw. The Attorney General says there is no action
lies against the Justices of the Peace, who are final judges by Act
of Parliament. All parties are called in. Mr. Wingate and Mr.
Stanley, two of the Justices, receive a reprimand. The Lord
Treasurer will make a report to the King in Council upon this
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 208-9.]
La[dy] Falmouth to have a quarter [of a year] on her pension.
In the margin : Done [meaning only : warrant drawn].
[Ibid. p. 209.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Sir John Duncomb.
The Lord Treasurer orders, upon hearing Mr. Okeden's Counsel,
that what was in his former lease of Wondy [Undy] shall be confirmed
and no more, and that the Marquess of Worcester's grant pass.
Mr. Hildeyard [is] sworn into the office of one of the
Chamberlains of the Exchequer and all oaths [are accordingly]
administered [to] him.
The Lord Keeper, Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer
and Sir. R. Howard are to meet at the Treasury Chamber on Sunday
next, after the Committee for Foreign Affairs is up. In the margin :
Done [meaning notice hereof given to all concerned].
The Lord Treasurer directs 200l. for Healing medals. In the
margin : Done [meaning warrant drawn].
Mr. Slingsby, Mr. Hoar and Mr. — are called in concerning
milreis of Portugal and other foreign coins going [current] in
Ireland. Mr. Slingsby [is ordered] to give the Lord Treasurer an
account of the intrisic value of the crusados and to report to the
Lord Treasurer what he thinks fit to propose to the Lord Lieutenant
in that matter.
Alderman Backwell to give the Lord Treasurer, in writing, an
account of the exportation of our new coin. The Tellers of the
Exchequer are to attend the Lord Treasurer on Monday afternoon
next to inform his Lordship of the quantity of new coined money
they receive. Mr. Kent, Mr. Mountney and the late Treasurers of
the Excise are to inform his Lordship with their observations in
this matter also. Mr. Bertie is to enquire of Sir William Thompson
and Sir Nathaniell Herne in this affair.
The Lord Treasurer to speak with Viscount Ranelagh about the
[Order for] 2,500l. to be paid upon the 6,000l. order to Mr.
Slingsby out of the Coinage money. In the margin : Done [meaning
order sent to the Auditor of the Receipt].
The Works [are ordered] to have 297l. 0s. 4¼d. for work done in
the Maske : [to be] upon their extraordinaries. In the margin :
Done [meaning warrant drawn].
The Lord Treasurer orders [that] Capt. Macgraph, Bernard
Phillips, Humphry [altered to Thomas] Gerald and Philip Barry,
the Irish officers that came from Holland, have 20l. each. Letter
to be written to Sir Stephen Fox [to pay them]. [In the margin :
Done [meaning letter written].
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 209-10.]
The Lord Treasurer directs 2,000l. for the Great Wardrobe. In
the margin : Done [meaning warrant drawn].
Mr. Mountney to bring into the Exchequer 20,000l. In the margin :
Done [meaning letter written to Mounteney accordingly].
[Ibid, p. 211.]
The Lord Treasurer directs Mr. Skelton's 614l. for Plymouth to
be placed on the Chimney money [rent] payable this month.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Mr. Young called in about the charges of the Wine Licences for
two years. He presents a paper of the Duchess of Cleveland's
demands of allowances to be made her on this revenue, upon reading
which the Lord Treasurer orders (1) that for the quarter from Sept.
29, 1674, to Dec. 25, 1674, being 631, 16s. 3d., that sum be allowed
by His Majesty to her Grace : (2) to be allowed her 80l. [charges]
for passing two accompts for one year 3-4 : (3) to be allowed
her further 169l. 2s. 0d. and 300l. for money paid into the Exchequer
according to the retrospect of her Grace's patent from 1672,
Michaelmas and Jan. following : (4) the remainder being
2,330l. 14s. 0d. for the year Sept., 1672, to Sept., 1673 ; and
2,626l. 10s. 8d. for the year Sept., 1673, to Sept., 1674, as also the
Commissioners' charges into the North and West during that time
being 622l., and in the whole amounting to 5,589l. 0s. 11d. is to be
referred to the King's determination.
The 26th of March is appointed for hearing the difference betwixt
the University of Oxford and the Commissioners of Wine Licences
concerning the licencing of taverns in that city. A letter to be
written to the Vice-Chancellor to appoint some persons to attend on
that day in behalf of the University.
On Wednesday morning the Lord Treasurer and the Chancellor
of the Exchequer are to meet at the Treasury Chambers about the
business of the Goldsmiths, who are to attend at the same time.
Sir John Berry to be paid by tally on the contractors for receiving
the Hearth duty [viz.] on their payment [of rent] due on the 19th
of Sept. next.
[Ibid, pp. 211-2.]
[Order for] Lord Chandos to have 100l. [as] half a year on his
pension. In the margin : Done [meaning order drawn].
Mr. Steevens to pay Mris. Tillford (Tillfford) 200l. more.
Mrs. [altered to my Lady] Fettiplace [is ordered] to be considered
at the King's return from Newmarket. Mr. Fillingham is to give
the Lord Treasurer an accompt of her pretentions.
The goldsmiths are called in and the Lord Treasurer promises
them to give them an answer immediately upon the King's return
The "Ann" yacht is to be paid to 24 June, 1674. The
"Cleveland" to be paid to 24 June, 1673.
A bill of credit for 1,000l. to be provided for Sir William Lockhart
for his following the [French King's] camp this spring.
Put the Lord Treasurer in mind of the Earl of Inchiquin's
demands for Tangier, viz. 1,865l. to be advanced to him for his pay as
Governor of Tangier ; 1,744l. 19s. 0d. to be advanced for the garrison's
pay due at 1675, Lady Day : total 6,609l. 19s. 0d. [sic] whereof
1,100l. [is] promised to be paid by Lord Belasyse on his accompt.
The officers of the Ordnance attend the Lord Treasurer with the
books of the debts of that office.
The Earl of Bath to be paid [1,475l. 10s. 0d., being] a quarter on
his several pensions, viz. 500l. on his pension on the Customs for
1674, Xmas quarter, 750l. for same quarter on the Exchequer
[as first Gentleman of the Bedchamber] and 225l. 10s. 0d. for same
quarter as Governor of Plymouth.
Abraham Smyth called in and informs the Lord Treasurer of the
manner of procuring sea briefs, viz. first affidavit is made before
some Justice of the propriety [ownership] of the ship and then the
Lords of the Admiralty's hands are procured. Mr. Pepys [is
ordered] to attend the Lord Treasurer about sea briefs, and that
Mr. Bertie call to him for the business of the passports for the Lord
Treasurer's perusal and directions [therein].
Due to several castles following to Lady Day, 1673.
Motes Bulwark (3½ years, 1669, Mich., to 1673,
Dover Castle (2 years, 1670, Mich., to 1673,
Sandown Castle (same)
Arcliff Bulwark (same)
Deal Castle (1½ years, 1671, Mich., to 1673,
Sandgate Castle (same)
Walmer Castle (same)
The fee of one assistant (1672, Mich., to 1673,
The Lord Treasurer directs payment of the several castles as
above to 1673, Lady Day, amounting to 2,606l. 14s. 2d. or
Mr. Chudleigh's order of 46l. [is ordered] to be paid. In the
margin : Done [meaning letter to that effect written to the Auditor
of the Receipt].
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 212-4.]
Sir Stephen Fox and the Excise Commissioners [are ordered] to
bring in a state of the Excise and how far it was charged [up to]
the 30th of September last and to continue the said accompt to the
1st of January.
The Treasurer of the Navy [is ordered] to have 4,000l. for payment
of the "Bristoll" and "Quaker" ketch : and 12,000l. more
for two weeks' [allowance] to the Navy. In the margin : Done
[meaning letters written accordingly to the Auditor of the Receipt].
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 214.]
[The Lord Treasurer orders] Mr. Strode to sign this [the
following] order : "Whereas His Majesty hath been graciously
pleased to grant unto me the reversion of the office of Customer of
Plymouth upon the death, surrender, forfeiture or other avoidance
of Christopher Warren, the present Customer there, I do hereby
promise and engage to surrender my present employment of
Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods, Trent southwards,
immediately upon my admission and enjoyment of the said place of
Customer. Witness my hand this Eleventh day of March, 1674-5."
[See infra under date 1675, June 23.]
[Ibid. p. 215.]
Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Kent and the Excise Commissioners are
called in. They both attend the Lord Treasurer with the present
state of the Excise and the anticipations thereon till the end of the
present farm. The money remaining to be disposed of is estimated
The Lord Treasurer directs 2,000l. per week to be paid out of the
Customs for the use of the Forces : to commence from Lady Day,
A warrant also to be drawn for striking tallies on the Excise for
50,000l. to the Forces, which carries them from 1674-5, Jan. 1, to
1675, July 1.
Lord Gorges to be paid 250l. as one of the Council of Foreign
Sir Anthony Cope's warrant to be drawn for 274l. per an. on the
Customs in lieu of his interest for the ground on which the Custom
House is now built, as the Lord Treasurer has allowed on the 23
Sir William St. Ravy to have 200l. upon his pension.
[Ibid. pp. 215-6.]
Mr. Evelyn to be paid as far as Mr. Waller [is paid].
The business of the [Cornwall Duchy] tin is to be considered
to-morrow. Sir William Jones, Mr. Tregeagle, Sir William Smyth
and the Earl of Bath are to attend at such time as the Attorney
General shall appoint.
A warrant to be drawn for Mr. Bridgman granting him 400l. per
an. as Mr. Cooke had ; and to commence from the time Mr. Cook's
grant shall take place or prove effectual, viz. [the said payment to
be] for 5½ years on the Customs and in case of failure [of such
payment out of the Custom then to be charged] on the Exchequer.
[Ibid. p. 216.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Earl of Bath, Attorney General,
Sir William Smith, Mr. Tregegle, Mr. Courtney.
Mr. Courtney and Mr. Tregeagle [are ordered] to propose to the
Lord Treasurer some expedient to prevent the exporting of tin in
bars. Mr. Tregeagle to be allowed his charges in the prosecution
of this business and the overplus of the reward, which is 96l.
Write to the Trustees [for sale of Fee Farm rents] to stop the
passing of the Burrough fee farm rents of [the Duchy of] Cornwall.
[Order is also given] to stop the renewing of Mr. Johnson's lease of
the manor of Liskeard in said Duchy.
Mr. Papillon and Mr. Harrison are to inform the Lord Treasurer
whether the goods were sold according to the true value and when.
Mr. Hooke is to give an account thereof.
On Friday morning Sir William Smith is to attend the Lord
Treasurer about the tin affair. Mr. Burnett, Mr. Bernard (the
Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer's deputy) and Sir Robert Croke
are to attend at the same time.
The Attorney General advises a seizure to be made of a parcel of
tin and [so for it] to come to trial in the Exchequer to be legally
determined : the [tin] officers [of the Duchy] to single out some
particular person upon whom to fix this seizure.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 217.]
[Ordered that] 300l. be immediately provided for the pale
[paling] at Hampton Court. Consider [into] whose hand it is most
proper to put the money.
[Ibid. p. 218.]
[Order for] payment of 7,500l. to the Ordnance for one quarter to
Lady Day next : [to be paid] upon the Customs.
Write to the Commissioners for Sussex that the Lord Treasurer
has viewed the original estreats delivered into the office of the
Pipe and of the Treasurer's Remembrancer. They [the said
estreats] inform my Lord that the error lies in the Clerks of the
Peace and the Clerks of Assize. [Ordered] that the [county]
Justices [of the peace] advertise and enquire of the Clerk of the
Peace there as my Lord will [do] here to the Clerks of the Assize
My Lord will take care to inform the Lord Keeper.
The Lord Treasurer orders 100l. immediately to Signior
The Attorney General advises [the Lord Treasurer] to cause a
new copy to be taken of the original record in the Exchequer of the
names and additions [conditions] of the Recusants in co. Sussex,
which is to be carefully examined and attested. This to be sent
down to the Commissioners and they [are to be] desired to
compare it with the schedule which now they have [among the
records of Quarter Sessions] and if they find them to agree they are
to take notice that the fault is committed by the officers below
[them]. If [on the contrary] there should be any considerable
variance then they [are to] return the schedule and Commission
to the Lord Treasurer, who will examine whose the fault is here
and return the same rectified to them again. The Commissioners
are to take notice that if there be any literal mistakes in the names
of the parties and yet, notwithstanding, the sound [of the various
differently spelled names] be the same such mistakes will not be
material. Also if the names of the places of their abode be mistaken,
if the Commissioners can be satisfied 'tis the same person
[as was] intended they may safely proceed, notwithstanding such
The officers of the port of Southampton are to [continue to] act
till the Lord Treasurer's further orders ; being lately suspended by
the [Customs] Commissioners.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 218-9.]
Carter, Elton and Maxwell, three of the Queen's Grooms of the
Great Chamber, their orders for 36l. 10s. 0d. each, dated 1673,
June 30, [are ordered] to be paid.
The Queen's servants payable by the Treasurer of the Chamber
are to be put into the same condition [as far as payment of their
arrears of salaries is concerned] as the King's [servants] of the
same degree. Directions to be given accordingly. In the margin :
Put the Lord Treasurer in mind of the Duke of Monmouth's
5,000l. [due to him] in consideration of his expenses into France.
Mr. Fripp to bring in his Book of Rates which is to be perused
by the Customs Commissioners [who are to make] report hereon to
the Lord Treasurer this day week.
Sir Edmund Turner, Surveyor [of the outports], and Alderman
Backwell, Comptoller [of London port], are to attend Mr. Hen.
Fanshaw about the examination of the port bonds.
The reason [is ordered] to be given [stated] in Mr. Verney's
warrant [viz. that] because it was brought to Marseilles in time of
the war [it is therefore] to be admitted to an entry [on his] giving
the officer [concerned in the seizure] some reasonable satisfaction.
The Lord Treasurer to be minded to move the Lords of the
Admiralty that no more passes [beyond sea] be granted till the
A warrant directed to Sir Nicholas Crispe to number the bonds
Enquire what Custom bonds are standing out : and the Lord
Treasurer to speak with Alderman Backwell about Sir Jo. Bankes's
The Earl of Inchiquin's pay for Tangier [is ordered] out of the
establishment of the Customs.
[Ibid. pp. 219-20.]
A King's warrant to be drawn for Dr. Arris and his son to be
Comptroller of Exeter port upon the determination of Scipio
Stukeley['s interest therein].
A warrant to be drawn for 1,180l. 18s. 3d. upon the Wine
Licences ; allowed to Lady Cleveland.
[A letter to the Auditor of the Receipt for] 300l. is ordered to be
writ for ; to [be paid to] the Master of the Robes.
The Lord Treasurer directs the payment of 300l. for Healing
[Order for] 1,000l. to be paid to Monsieur le Gouche, the King's
The Lord Treasurer likewise directs 533l. 15s. 0d. to be paid, on
Mr. Slingesby's contingencies, for the clerks attending the Council
[Ibid. p. 220.]
An order to be drawn and set upon the door [of the Treasury
Chambers] that Thursdays [in each week] are appointed [by the
Lord Treasurer for him] to give answers to petitions ; and that all
that deliver petitions to the Secretary [of the Treasury] shall have
answer the Thursday following.
To give the Lord Treasurer an account of the small branches [of
the Customs and revenue how they are farmed and charged, &c.].
Viscount Ranelagh to be spoken with in [the matter of] Sir
William Carr's petition as also the Earl of Inchiquin's.
Without the King's directions the Lord Treasurer cannot pay the
remainder of Hen. Progers' debt (60l.).
The Lord Treasurer willingly consents to grant the petition of
Mr. Ross for his board wages if it be His Majesty's pleasure "and
his Lordship did not to take it off."
[Order for] Maj. Gen. Laugharne to have half a year of his
The petitions of Sir Jo. Bunce and Sir Thomas Williamson are to
be put into the Lord Treasurer's papers for the next Council
[meeting] and [also] Mr. Thyn's about a jewel.
The Lord Treasurer agrees to Sir Cha. Harbord's limitations as
to Mr. Fox's petition for Decoy Pond in New Forest and [the]
Slaughterhouse at Westminster. [My Lord] allows no fee-deer.
As to the form [of the grant] His Majesty's pleasure must be
Mr. Thyn's petition for a lease is referred to Sir Cha. Harbord.
Some way to be considered of for placing [upon a reliable fund]
Lord Widdrington's arrears.
Sir John Oneby's petition is referred to Sir Robt. Howard.
Mr. Sturt to be paid for [the period of] my Lord's time [? as
Mr. Slingsby to attend at the Treasury to-morrow morning.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 221.]
On Wednesday next, Mar. 31, the pewterers are to attend with
their proposals concerning the tin.
Mr. Levett is to have 300l. for 1½ years of his pension.
A letter [to be written] to the Commissioners [? of Customs] to
continue Mr. Clement in his office till further order.
The Lord Treasurer orders 12,000l. to the Navy for two weeks'
[Ibid. p. 222.]
Mr. Charnock to be paid a quarter due to him as one of the
Serjeants at Arms.
Mr. Rastall's petition is to be read when the Customs Commissioners
next attend the Lord Treasurer.
A privy seal to be drawn for 4,810l. 7s. 11d. to pay the castles
and forts nt supra p. 293, which will bring them to Jan. 1 last,
and then [from that date] they are to come into Sir Stephen Fox's
establishment [in general for the Forces].
A warrant [is ordered] to Commissary Baynes to take care that
the [moneys due for] quarters in Southwark due from the Barbados
regiment [quartered there] be carefully discharged.
A letter to be written to the Mayor and Justices of Tiverton (and
[care to be taken] that the judgment of the said Mayor and Aldermen
be produced to the Lord Treasurer when the letter is written)
about abuses offered to the officers of the Farmers of Excise in that
A letter to be written to Francis Bell, a Justice of Peace in
Norfolk, on the like occasion. The same to Sir John Corbett in co.
Salop. The same to the city of Bristol. A letter to be written by
Mr. Bertie to Mr. Aldworth, the town clerk, [? of Bristol] on the
same occasion. A letter likewise to be written to the Mayor and
Aldermen of Shrewsbury.
A letter [to be written to the Auditor of the Receipt] for [payment
of] a quarter to the Lord Keeper. In the margin : Done.
Mr. Le Gouche to have a year of his salary.
The difference betwixt the University of Oxford and the Commissioners
of Wine Licenses is heard concerning the licensing of
taverns in that University. Oxford pretends to have the sole
licensing of taverns there. The Attorney General says the King
has power to grant licenses, the University has no right. Before
the statute of 7 Edw. VI. it was lawful for every man to sell wine.
Then no need of licenses. That statute appoints the taverns in
each place, particularly three in Oxford, to be regulated by the chief
officer of the Corporation. There is in it a saving to the rights of
the University, which [rights] could not be for letting licenses (there
being no need) but by that saving he conceives was only meant to
punish misdemeanours, &c. The statute of 13 Car. II. gives power
to the King to make Commissioners and they to let licences all over
England. The question will not be whether the University or the
town have the right of the three licences but whether either can
hinder the King from letting more. The Act has a saving but gives
no power. They [the University] must shew a preceding privilege
[dating from] before the Act of Parliament [of Edw. VI.].
Mr. Pemberton [Counsel on behalf of the University] says the
University do not anything upon account of profit ; take no fines for
licences, &c. : all they stand upon is the number of taverns, [the
University] being entrusted with the government of the place ; and
three have been accounted sufficient. The University had a power
to licence taverns before the [Act of] 7 Edw. VI.
Dr. Wallis [witness for the University] says the records speak of
acts of the University for punishment of offenders that sold without
Sir Walter Rawleigh's and Lord Goring's cases are mentioned and
how they were defeated by Cambridge and Oxford. The difference
with the latter was compromised that those two which he had
licensed should continue during the time of their licenses but no
more [to be licensed]. Thereupon King Charles I., 1636, makes a
new patent to the University that from that time there should be but
three taverns, and those let by the University.
The Attorney General says that [the pretended right of] granting
licences before Edw. VI. is but talk : they [the University] make
use of the saving in the Act to be a proof of the right. The usage
before the Act appears not. Sir W. Rawleigh's and Lord Goring's
cases [he says are] no way material, the one being a precarious
thing and always overruled and the other much like it. To say
they could do no good by patents argues not that the [Licence]
Commissioners cannot, who have the authority of an Act of
Parliament. A new Act cannot be concluded by an old grant.
When one Act says there shall be but three and another that the
King shall have power to let as many as he pleases, saving to the
University, &c., what is that of hindering?
Mr. Pem[berton replies] by the first they are restrained to three,
and if the King might dispense with that yet he gives away the
power of more from him and his successors. Then comes the Act
with a proviso to our privileges and liberties, part whereof is that
there shall be but three.
Dr. Wallis says he has proofs that they did licence and prohibit
before the 7 of Ed. VI., but Mr. Pemerton says he is not provided
fully [therewith and therefore] desires another day, which the Lord
Treasurer consents to, and appoints April 28 to hear this matter
again. In the meantime the Lord Treasurer orders, and Dr. Wallis
promises, that Sturt, the tenant to the King, shall receive no more
disturbance than the rest of the Vintners, but enjoy the same
The Lord Treasurer directs Matthew Perkin to be the next tidesman
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 222-5.]
[Write to Mr. Mountney for] 10,000l. to be sent for from the
Customs into the Exchequer.
A quarter on both his pensions [is ordered] to be paid to Lord
Gerard. In the margin : Done [meaning warrant accordingly sent
to the Auditor of the Receipt].
The Band of Pensioners to be paid a quarter out of any money in
the Exchequer (like marginal note as above).
Mr. Percivall to be put into the next vacancy of a tidewaiter in
London port. A letter to be written to that purpose.
[Ibid. pp. 225-6.]
[Order for] 1,000l. for the Wardrobe.
Mr. Long's petition is referred to the Customs Commissioners
and the patent officers or any three of them.
Mr. Rodney's petition is referred to Mr. Strode.
The petition from Bideford and Barnstaple is referred to the
Mr. Hilton's business concerning the Excise men in Lancashire
is to be heard on Wednesday.
Mr. Wren to have a warrant upon Mr. Arden for 42l. for looking
after the Bishop's house at Durham, &c.
Sir Ed. Bysh to have a warrant for 300l. upon the privy seal
dormant in consideration of his book printing, &c.
"Directions to be given to the Commissioners of the Customs
[sic] to secure an Ostend man-of-war who in a hostile manner has
boarded many of our ships : by order of Council referred to my
Mr. [sic. for Mrs.] H. G. [Nell Gwyn] to have 1,000l. for a quarter
due at Lady Day. A letter [to that effect] to be written to Sir
Stephen Fox. In the margin : Done [meaning letter written].
[Tallies ordered to be struck for the following :] the Duke of
Monmouth 2,000l., Sir Stephen Fox's two privy seals 1,000l.,
Som[erset] Fox 75l., [being severally] for a quarter each. A
letter to be [sent to the Receipt] to strike [these] tallies.
Mr. Skelton's 614l. due upon account of the fortifications at
Plymouth [is ordered] to be paid upon Capt. Wharton's privy seal
for the Ordnance. In the margin : Done [meaning letter of direction
sent to the Auditor of the Receipt].
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 226-7.]
A letter to be written [to the Auditor of the Receipt] for payment
to Fitz Simonds, Serjeant at Arms, of half a year due upon the Lord
Treasurer's warrant, dated —, 1673.
[Ibid. p. 227.]
Sir Ja. Norfolk's petition read. Ordered that the Lord Chief
Baron, the Master of the Rolls and the Speaker [of the House of
Commons] be consulted about the allowances usual for fuel, &c.,
in the House of Commons.
Mr. Wisely's [petition read] : to be put into the papers for
[carrying up to the Privy] Council.
Mr. Whinyard's [petition read]. The Lord Treasurer can give
no answer to it as yet.
Mr. Hookes' [petition read] : The Lord Treasurer will allow no
more reversions upon the [places of the] undersearchers, those
places being clogged too much already.
Mr. Bridgman's warrant to be for seven years, but to commence
[only] when Mr. Cooke's [grant] does prove effectual.
Mr. Moore's [petition read] for a reversion of a king's waiter's
place at Bristol. Denied.
Mr. Etheridge's petition read, praying an arrear of [due to]
Mris. Rattray, as [he being] executor to her. Denied.
[Petition read from] Dorny, Segar and Gregory and Ned, praying
an allowance for charges at Windsor last summer. "Mr. Secretary"
[probably the Secretary to the Treasury] to consider what is fit for
Lady Pooley's [petition read] petitioning the King for a long
time upon her pension upon the coal farm [and having been by the
King] referred to the Lord Treasurer. To be considered when her
present grant determines.
Copping's [petition read] for interest upon an assignment of
Colvile's. Denied : Colvile [or Colvile's executrix] receives interest
Mr. Fripp's scheme and letter are to be transmitted to the
[Petition read from] Mr. Jo. Ball for 400l. per an. [he]
having been Treasurer of the Excise and turned out, &c. [on the
reduction of the Excise Office : said petition having been] referred
from the King. To be respited till Col. Birch can be spoken with.
Mris Fowler's [petition read] for an annuity upon the merits of
her father the Judge Advocate. Mr. Bates to be spoken with in it.
Mr. Johnson's [petition read]. My Lord to know the value of
the thing desired.
A warrant to be drawn for Lord Duras [for] 500l. per an. pension
[the warrant to be left] blank [as to the date of] commencement
and term. In the margin : Done.
[Order for] the Prince [Rupert's] quarter [on his pension] to be
paid. In the margin : Done [meaning order sent to that effect to
the Auditor of the Receipt].
[? Order for a quarter on] Sir Ed. Dering's [? pension]. (The
like marginal note.)
[? The like order for] the officers of the Garter. (The like
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 229.]
[Order for] 500l. to be paid this day to the Privy Purse for
Healing medals. In the margin : Done [meaning order sent to the
Lady Fisher to have 500l. (The like marginal note.)
Tallies to be stricken for Sir Edward Deering for a quarter of
his pension. (The like marginal note.)
Monsieur du Puis to be paid for my Lord Treasurer's time, as
keeper of the Maile [Mall].
The [Poor] Knights of Windsor to be paid [for] this quarter.
(The like marginal note.)
Mr. Bernard Turnor, goldsmith, being security for Crawley, His
Majesty's Receiver of Hearthmoney, Essex, detains 1,000l. of said
Crawley's [moneys] in his hands upon that accompt. Agreed by
the Lord Treasurer that Turnor pay 500l. of the said 1,000l. upon
the tallies to be struck for him for the year's interest due to him at
Xmas, 1673, and the other 500l. upon any tallies that shall be
struck for payment of his interest due at Xmas, 1674, and that said
Turner shall pay said sums within two months after said tallies
shall be struck.
The Earl of Oxford's tallies for his pension are to be struck on
the First Fruits.
The petition of Richard Hilton is read complaining of several
oppressions received from the sub-Commissioners of Excise in co.
Lanes. A letter [is ordered] to be written to Thomas Chadwick to
make Hilton some satisfaction for the injustice done to him and to
recommend it particularly to Sir Ralph Knight to procure the same
[to be done].
Monday forenoon next the Lord Keeper, Lord Treasurer, Sir
John Duncomb and Sir Robert Howard are to meet at the Treasury
Chamber about the business of the Goldsmiths.
A warrant to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farm Rents to make up
the whole accompt of that affair.
Mr. Shales is appointed to have access to the accompts that are
yet to pass the Auditor for the office of the Navy, Victuallers and
Ordnance, and to certify to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of
the Exchequer how he finds the state of those accounts. A letter
to be written to the Auditors [concerned in the stating of said
accounts, viz. the Auditors of Imprests], and another to Mr. Shales
to this purpose.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, 227-8.]