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'Entry Book: July 1673', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 363-377. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80507 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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July 1673

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 1 Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, June, of a grant to Edward Seymour, Esq. (Speaker of the House of Commons), of the office of Treasurer of the Navy : during pleasure, with the fee of 2,000l. per an. and allowance of 800l. per an. for clerks and officers under him : the first payment to be made at Michaelmas next. Together also with His Majesty's messuage at Deptford, heretofore used and enjoyed with said office. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 233.
Same of same, dated 1373, June, of a grant to Henry Savile, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, of an annuity or pension of 500l. from 1673, June 24. (Letters patent, July 7.) Ibid, p. 234.
Same of same, dated 1673, June, of an indenture of lease from the King to Mary, Countess of Falmouth, of all and singular the chains placed in the river of Thames below London Bridge, between Bugbies Hole and the said Bridge, whereunto ships riding are usually meerd and fastened ; and of the profits thereof for 31 years at the yearly rent of 5s. Ibid, p. 236.
[?] Subscription by Treasurer Osborne of a dormant money warrant of 1672, Dec. 21, for an annuity of 2,000l. to Prince Rupert on the Customs. Money Book (Customs) p. 122.
July 1 Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 53l. 6s. 8d. for half a year to Lady Day last to William Culliford, gent., on his fee or salary as Register of Seizures in the port of London and the outports. Ibid.
Allowance by same of the 1673 midsummer quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Customs [London port]. (Total 7,672l. 11s. 8d., including Charles Colvert, surveyor of Maryland, and Edward Diggs, surveyor of Virginia.) Ibid, p. 123.
The like of the same quarter's salary bill for the outports. (Total, 3,422l. 10s. 0d). Ibid, p. 124.
July 2 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Cashier to pay to Philip Loyd [for Lord Clifford] the fee of 20s. a day (anciently allowed to the Lord Treasurer of England out of the Customs) for the period of said Clifford's Treasurership, viz., Dec. 2 last to — June last. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 256-7 ; Money Book (Customs), p. 120.
July 3 Same by same to Robert Stockdale, gent., Collector of Customs at Dover, to deliver to Count Schomberg 11 horses that passed from Calais to Dover in the ship "Jesus," they being his own horses. Warrants Not Relating to Money III, p. 455.
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July 3
[Same by same to the Customs Commissioners] for the employment of William Palmer as a Watchman London port.
John Crane as a tidesman, ibid.
John Daniel as waiter at Milford port loco John Ellyott.
Geo. Crofts and John Strode as tidesmen at Looe, with 20l. per an. each and 12d. a day when employed.
Ibid, p. 456.
Same by same to same to deliver. Customs free, three pieces of French linen cloth, which are certified by Monsieur Colbert to belong to Sieur Kerquelin Thomas, captain of one of the French ships of war, and designed to make shirts for the ship's company. Ibid.
Instructions by same to same. In cases where allowances are demanded by merchants for defective wines you are to continue to make same as formerly if you are satisfied therein ; otherwise the case to be represented to me. As for wool licensed to to be carried to Jersey from Southampton the quantity within one whole year is not to exceed 2,000 todd, and therefore no licences of preceding years are to be allowed in the year succeeding. Ibid, p. 457.
Letter from same to same to have opened at Secretary Coventry's lodgings, in Whitehall, a case containing 17 pictures in gilt frames, 15 gilt picture frames and some books imported in the ship —, Vasmer Haelow, a Bruger, master, for the proper use of said Coventry. Ibid.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, July, of a warrant to the Exchequer to discharge Sir Francis Clarke, kt., of 1,133l. 13s. 6d., due to the King upon his account as Collector of Hearthmoney, co. Kent. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 234.
Royal sign manual to the Attorney General to prepare a grant to Lord Clifford of the yearly rent of 145l. issuing out of certain lands, &c., mentioned in letters patent of 1585, July 5, granting said lands to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. (Treasurer Osborne's subscription, dated July 28, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 399 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 340.
Same to same for a grant of the office of Clerk of the Pipe to Hugh Clifford, Esq., in reversion, after Sir Robert Croke. (Treasurer Osborne's subscription of docquet ut supra.) Ibid ; Ibid.
Royal warrant to the officers of the Exchequer and of the Duchy of Lancaster to assist Sir Peter Ball, late Attorney General to the Queen Mother, and now appointed Treasurer and Receiver General of the revenue late in jointure to said Queen Mother (Sir Robert Long, late Treasurer thereof, having prayed to be discharged thereof, in regard of his present indisposition of body) rendering him all assistance in the prosecution and recovery of any arrears of said revenue. Said Ball is to make payment of the same to Philip Lloyd, gent., to the King's use, said Lloyd being hereby appointed to receive same and all other moneys due of said revenue, and thereupon to pay such his receipts to William Chiffinch, Esq., for the King's use. The Lord Treasurer to have power to compound or instal any of the said arrears. Ball to be paid 500l. when he has got in 8,000l. or 10,000l. of said arrears. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 340-1.
July 3 Royal warrant to Peter Calverd, Samuel Vincent and Edmd. Bostock, Receivers of the Law duty. For the avoiding of all doubts concerning the collecting the duty of 6d. for each appearance in the respective courts of the Prerogative, Arches and Admiralty, it is hereby ordered that same shall be received by the respective Registers of the said courts who are to account therefor to the Receivers General of said revenue. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 342-3.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of the following money warrants :—
For 100l. 7s. [6d.] to Mr. Charnock for one year as Serjeant at Arms.
For 2,000l. per an. to the Earl of Bath as of the Bedchamber, dated 1672-3, Jan. 15.
For 255l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Bath as Governor of Plymouth, dated 1672-3, Jan. 17.
For 2,050l. 7s. 7d. to Major Bayley, dated 1673, June 16. For 14l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Gregory (and dormant warrant), dated 1672-3, Jan. 13.
For 1,594l. 0s. 1d. to Sir John Robinson forbills [for the Tower], dated 1673, June 18.
For 100l. to Lady Sayres, dated 1673, June 9. For one year to the Earl of Ogle as of the Bedchamber, dated 1673, June 18.
For 1,000l. per an. to Lord Gerard as of the Bedchamber, dated 1672-3, Jan. 25.
For 1,000l. per an. to the Earl of Manchester as the like, dated 1672-3, Jan. 15.
British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, pp. 11-12.
Money warrant, dormant, for 250l. each per an. salary to Sir Richard Mason and Philip Lloyd as Agents for bringing in the Hearthmoney and monthly assessments, to date from Midsummer last. Ibid, p. 13.
Same for 840l. and 840l. per an. to Viscount Grandison as by the privy seals of 1672, Sept. 21 and 1672, April 30. Ibid, p. 14.
Money warrant for 200l. to Miles Man in part of arrears as Col. of a regiment of foot in Scotland. Ibid, p. 13.
Same for 2,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for Secret Service for Midsummer quarter last on his 8,000l. per an. Ibid, p. 14.
Same, dormant, for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Francis Stephens, Esq., as a Serjeant at Arms. Ibid.
Money warrant for 500l. to Lord Clifford (assigned to him by Hugh May in part of an order of 1668, July 15, for 3,500l. registered on the Hearthmoney in said May's name as Paymaster of the Works) : to be paid by a tally levied on the Collector of Hearthmoney for Devon and Cornwall. Ibid, p. 15.
Same, dormant, for the pension of 2,000l. per an. to the Earl and Countess of Oxford, as by the letters patent of June 19 last. Ibid, p. 16.
Money warrant for 10l. to Anthony Seagar for a quarter's salary to June 24 last, as office keeper attending the late Lord Treasurer, and now continued by Treasurer Osborne, and 25l. 16s. 4d. for disbursements for the Treasury office for same quarter. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 16.
Treasurer Osborne's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit William Dugdale Norroy, king at arms, to import paper Custom free to the amount that the duty thereof shall come to 400l., to enable him to the publication of the first volume of his historical work of all the nobility of England from the Norman Conquest. (Privy seal dated June 11.) Ibid, p. 17 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 459.
Money warrant, dormant, for 4l. a day to the Earl of Anglesey, as Keeper of the Privy Seal and in lieu of the ancient diet of 16 dishes of meat. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 17.
Treasurer Osborne's warrant to [the Auditor concerned] to make up to 93l. per an. the allowance to Sir Thomas Orby, viz. : for the first three years of the five years' rent, for which he is in arrear, of the manor of Crowland, co. Lincoln, being for the charges of embanking, on which in the last two of the said three years he has expended 900l. : he having as yet only had 31l. 17s. 0d. allowed him and being 517l. 17s. 0d. in arrear with his rent. Ibid, p. 18.
Treasurer Osborne's allowance of the June 24 quarter's incidents bill, detailed of the Agents of Hearthmoney (total, 54l. 8s. 8d.). Ibid, p. 19.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of warrants of 1672-3, Mar. 21, for 80l. per an. to the Earl of Bath :
Of same date for said Earl's creation money.
Of 1671-2, Feb 23, for 1,000l. per an. to the Earl of Suffolk, as of the Bedchamber.
Of 1673, June 18, for 10,000l. to the Ordnance.
Ibid, pp. 22, 25.
Treasurer Osborne's warrant to the Receipt for payment of 1,095l. to Lady Unton Warr : by tallies on Sir Francis Warr on his baronet fee. Ibid, p. 27.
[Signature by] Treasurer Osborne of a warrant dated — for 36l. to Mr. Wingfield for 1½ years. In the margin : not signed. Money Book (Customs) p. 122.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to pay 101l. to John Clement, assistant to the Surveyor General [of the outports] for 100 days in surveying the Western ports of England. Ibid. ; Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 455.
Same, dormant, by same to the Customs Cashier to pay the creation money of 60l. per an. to Prince Rupert. Money Book (Customs), p. 124.
Subscription by same of a warrant of June 16 last for 60l. for one year to the Duke of York as creation money. Ibid.
[?] The like of same for 40l. to the Duke of Cambridge for same. Ibid.
July 3 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service in part of the privy seal for 20,000l. for same : to be by tallies, half on the Excise of London and half on the Hearthmoney of Devon and Cornwall. Money Book (Excise), p. 43.
[?] Allowance by same of the 1673, June 24 quarter's salary bill of the London, Middlesex and Surrey Excise. (Total, 2,090l. 15s. 2d.). Ibid.
July 4 Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, July, of a warrant to the Exchequer for 6,000l. to the Duke of Lauderale for surrender of his 1,000l. per an. and arrears thereon to June 24 last. (Money warrant hereon dated Aug. 23 : quotes the privy seal as dated July 7.) British Museum Additional MS. 28074. p. 235 ; 28,076, p. 42.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. By the laws of England no tobacco, sugar, indico, cotton wool, ginger, fustic or other dyeing woods of the growth of our Plantations in Asia, Africa and America can be shipped to any other place in Europe than England. Contrary hereto divers ships have unladen great quantities thereof in Ireland. You are to give strict orders to the Customs officers in Ireland not to permit entry or landing of any such goods. With a view hereto the searchers are to be admonished to attend their duty and to examine all goods which shall be landed, and the Customers of the ports in Ireland are to correspond with the Customs Commissioners, England, and give them an account of the arrival of any such ships, the masters' names and the lading. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 344-5.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a warrant of 1673. June 17, for 200 marks and 100 marks and 1,750l. to the Duke of York. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p 22.
July 5 Same of a dormant warrant of 1672-3, Jan. 31, for 1,000l. per an. to Lord Buckhurst, as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber : out of the Customs. Money Book (Customs), p. 124.
Same of a money order of June 7 last for 40l. to Thomas Dumenesme. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 33.
Treasurer Latimer's [sic] subscription of a letter of direction of June 17 last on an order of 1671, June 27, for 240l. to Lady Katherine Lloyd. Money Book (Customs), p. 121.
Warrant dormant for 1,000l. [per an.] to the Duke of Buckingham, as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 19.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, June, of a constitution of James Puckle as a Commissioner of the Navy with 350l. per an. Ibid, 28,074, p. 236.
July 5 Saturday. The officers of Trinity House to attend about Lady Falmouth's grant of the chains in the river.
The Lord Chief Baron, the Attorney and Solicitor General to attend about the arrears of taxes. The Agents of Hearthmoney to bring in the state.
In the afternoon the business of the Queen to be heard.
Day Book, pp. 64-5.
July 5 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, 171 barrels of copper blanks, each containing 300 weight neat of copper, avoirdupois, imported from Sweden in the "St. Jacob," Stephen Stennael master : being for making farthings and halfpence. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 458.
Letter from same to same to have opened at the Duke of Buckingham's lodgings in the Coekpit four ballets of goods imported from Italy for him. Ibid, pp. 458, 460.
Warrant from same to the King's Remembrancer for a commission to, and taking the securities of, Edmond Ashton as Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Lancs : said sureties being Sir Charles Sidley and Chr. Brenand, of Oldham. Ibid, p. 459.
July 7 Privy seal for orders to be drawn and tallies levied in the Exchequer for the sums as follow, due from Sir Robert Holmes on his contract with the Trustees of Fee Farms for certain fee farms as follow in the Isle of Wight and co. Southampton, amounting in the whole to 609l. 19s. 11¼d. per an. and to issue said orders to said Holmes, being in recognition of his long and faithful services. On Holmes's presentation to them of said orders the said Trustees are to convey said rents to him. This privy seal to vacate that of June 18 last for granting the said fee farms to said Holmes.
Appending :—The schedule of said fee farm rents, viz. :—
King's Warrant Book III. pp. 393-4 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 454.
In the Isle of Wight. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Manor of Wroxall 23 12 per an.
" " Bowcombe 80 5
" " Thorley 32 0 0
" " Thorney and Broadwood 11 10 0
" " Freshwater 32 17 10
" " Niton 18 4 4
" " Wellow 15 3 0
" " Whitefield 19 1 0
" " Apse 26 5 4
" " Appuldurcomb 56 13 4
" and priory of Carisbrooke 56 1 10
Rectory of Carisbrooke and Godshill 49 6
Manor of Ashey 3 19 6
425 0
In the County [of Southampton] at large.
Rectory of Porchester 25 0 0
Town of Andover 6 0 0
Another rent in the same 17 1
Rectory of Milford 15 3 4
Manor of Highclere 14 16 3
Southampton town 50 0 0
Rectory and church of Shipton 12 0 0
Rectory and church of Roborough [Rockburn] 14 0 0
Manor of Merdon 30 8
184 9 11¼
Total £609 19 11¼
(Treasurer Osborne's warrant, dated July 1, to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to contract with Sir Rob. Holmes for abovesaid lands : made on the privy seal of June 18. See July 9 infra.)
July 8
Tuesday
The report about orders to be considered
Alderman Backwell's accompt to be considered.
Day Book, p. 66.
July 9 Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a money warrant, dated 1673, June 17, for 270l. to Sir Edwd. Griffin to be paid to John Woolley, gent., Keeper of the Council records at Whitehall. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 20.
Treasurer Osborne's warrant to the Receipt to draw orders for 9,751l. 19s. 0d. and to levy tallies for same as so much [fictitiously] received of Sir Robert Holmes as purchase money for several rents in Southampton and Isle of Wight of the value of 609l. 9s. 11¼d. per an., ut supra, July 7. Ibid.
Same to same to pay to Isaac Meynell, goldsmith, and his partners interest at 6 per cent. to 1673, June 25, and reward at 4 per cent. to 1671, Dec. 25, on all such moneys as are due to them upon orders of loan on the Exchequer and to levy tallies on the Country Excise for 3,802l. 8s. 6d., being the balance due from said Meynell and partners of the 6,826l. 7s. 6d. Country Excise money, which they heretofore received of John Ball, when Cashier of the Excise, and which they have not paid by reason of the stop of the Exchequer, but of which they have since discharged 3,023l. 19s. 0d. by interest due to them and they are content to discharge the remainder by interest similarly due. Ibid, p. 21.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of warrants of 1673, June 17, for 40l. to Mr. Whittacre as Foreign Opposer.
Of 1673, June 18, for 2,000l. per an. to Sir Stephen Fox during pleasure.
Of 1673, June 9, for 28,346l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Stephen Fox for levying and paying the late new raised land forces.
British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 21.
July 10 Thursday. The city [Mayor, &c.] and the Receiver and Solicitor [of taxes] for London and Middlesex to attend the Treasury.
The Earl of Bath, Sir C. Harbord, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Ward and Mr. Napper to attend about the [Cornwall Duchy tin] coinage.
In the afternoon, Viscount Dillon's petition to be considered.
Day Book p. 67.
July 10 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to Thomas Agar and Charles Strode, Surveyor General of Woods, and to John May, overseer of Dean Forest, to mark out trees for 120 tons of timber, 60 tons thereof for rebuilding the Speech House in Dean Forest and 60 tons for repair of St. Briavels Castle there, and so many dotard trees as will raise 200l. for the Speech House repairs and 200l. for St. Briavels Castle repairs.
("This warrant writ over again and dated 22 Sept., 1673.")
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 460-1.
[?] Treasurer Osborne to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in reply to the letter of 27 June last from the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland, concerning defalcations demanded by the Farmers of the great branches of the revenue in Ireland. On the 12th April last the King gave said farmers a full hearing by their Counsel and was then pleased to declare that said farmers had no right in law upon their covenants, either in relation to a foreign war or upon the Act of Parliament concerning the trade to the Plantations, but out of grace was pleased to declare that he was sensible the said Farmers had sustained losses by the war, and therefore allowed them 12,000l. as defalcation for such losses as they had sustained up to Xmas last. For further defalcations the King reserved for his consideration when the year shall come about. There is a great seal passing for the 12,000l. Ibid.
July 10 Same to the Customs Commissioners to have opened at the chamber of Mr. Chiffinch in Whitehall a packet of Florence gloves brought over by Capt. Edward Russell, who came from the Straits, as presents to his friends, not knowing that they were prohibited goods. Ibid, p. 461.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, June, of a grant and lease to D. Ld. Holles et al. ut supra, pp. 174, 154, in trust for the Queen Consort, and likewise to D. Ld. Holles. Philip Earl of Chesterfield, W. Visc. Brouncker, Hy. Vist. Cornbury, John Hervey and Wm. Montagu to make leases of lands granted to them and Francis Slingsby, deceased, by patent of 30 June, 17 Car. II., except the honor of Grafton, and the forest of Salcey and Whittlewood. The text of the present document and of the two parallel documents on pp. 154, 174 supra differ in respect of the last clause here printed. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 342-3.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a money warrant of June 9 last for 200l. to the Earl of Anglesey as half a year's pension due to Rowland Laughorn. Warrants Early XIX. p. 376.
Treasurer Osborne's warrant for the execution of a warrant of June 17 for 55l. to John Coleman. Ibid, p. 397.
Same for the execution of a money warrant of Jan. 21 last for 250l. to Lady Trevor. Ibid, p. 266.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Brewster, Comptroller of the Great Roll of the Pipe, for half a year of his fee to Lady Day last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 23.
Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a grant of the office of Clerk or Paymaster of the bills of impost of French or Rhenish wines allowed to noblemen, ambassadors and others and of the moneys formerly granted in respect thereof, to Samuel Maydwell in reversion after William Battailhe. King's Warrant Book III p. 353.
July 11 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Receipt to issue 6,000l. to the Earl of Arlington on an order in his name for 10,000l. for secret service : to be paid by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (Customs), p. 127
July 14
Monday.
The Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to attend the Treasury about their report concerning the state of fee farm rents. Day Book, p. 68.
July 14 Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, July, of an indenture between the King of the one part and George Dashwood et al. of the other of the farm of the Excise of England and Wales, ut supra, pp. 155-6. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 237-8.
Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Commissioners. You are to allow of the entry which the Spanish ship "St. Eneria" ("Enear"), of Bilboa, has made of part of her lading at Topsham and to permit her to proceed with the remainder to St. Malo. You are to pay William Kirkby 63l. 15s. 0d. for 85 days spent upon the survey of the Northern district. Money Book (Customs), p. 125.
Money warrant for 153l. 6s. 8d. to Peer Williams, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats, for two years to Sept. 29 on his several fees. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 23.
Same for 300l. each to Lord Hawley, Sir C. Harbord, Sir Wm. Haward, Sir John Talbot and Wm. Harbord, Esq., as Trustees for Fee Farms ; 187l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Robert Howard ; 300l. to Robt. Blaney and Rich. Lightfoot and 225l. to two ordinary clerks, &c., to said Trustees. Ibid, p. 24.
Same for 125l. to Richard Lord Byron and Christopher Cratford, gent., for one quarter on the pension of 500l. as by the letters patent of May 30 last. Ibid.
Same for 50,000l. to George Wharton for the Ordnance Ibid, p. 25.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a warrant of 1673, June 17, for 150l. to Mris. Johanna Thornhill. Ibid, pp. 25, 32.
[? July 14] [? Treasurer Osborne's subscription of] a money warrant of June 17 last for 120l. per an. to John Lawrence, from 1671, Mar. 27, to May 23 last, for his pains in receiving and paying the revenue of First Fruits ; as by the privy seal dormant of 1671, Nov. 11, and the royal sign manual of June 16 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 32.
[?] Money warrant for 100l. to William Chiffinch for half a year of his pension. Ibid, p. 33.
July 15 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Bedingfeild as waiter at Sandwich loco William Westphalin who relinquishes. William Cole, Clerk Comptroller of Customs at Bristol, to have an additional allowance of 30l. per an. for a clerk. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 461.
Same by same to Sir Heneage Finch, Attorney General, for a lease to the Duke of Monmouth of a parcel of land in St. Martins in the Fields, abutting North and West on the King's Mews and North on the common road leading from St. Martin's lane to the Haymarket, and East on the common road or passage leading from the late field called Leicester Fields to the back gate called the Mews Great Backgate, containing an acre and seven passages.
Prefixing :—Constat and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General. "The place is of little value, being exposed to lay dung and rubbish upon for private men's occasions, and hath been very lately encroached upon by builders who have directed [sic] divers houses on the North side thereof and by others on the South side without the said North wall of the Mews aforesaid. I remember this piece of ground was purchased in the time of his late Majesty's being Prince, with design to erect some stables and buildings thereupon for his then Highnes' use, but I cannot call to mind the names of the former owners nor can I describe the true dimensions thereof, other than as above, believing upon my view that it hath been altered and lessened by the said encroachments ... I think it necessary to except a passage on the West side of said ground leading from the lesser postern gate of the Mews aforesaid up to the said way leading to the Haymarket, not exceeding 14 feet in breadth. The lessee to covenant at his own costs and charge to enclose the premises with a good brick wall and to recover by course of law so much thereof as hath been encroached upon at any time since the 24th of June, 1660, and to erect such houses and buildings as shall be advised by His Majesty's Surveyor General of Works."
Ibid, pp. 462-3.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Dodington, late Resident at Venice, certain household goods. Ibid, p. 464.
[?] Letter from same to the Commissioners of Assessment [of the Eighteen Months' tax] for co. Denbigh. By reason of differences among you as to the assessing decays in Ruthin land there are about 20l. short for the first three months of said tax which is like to run on for the future unless remedied. On the ground of the same difference among the Commissioners of former assessments there are still arrears remaining unanswered in your county. You are to settle both the present assessments and those so in arrear or Exchequer process will issue. Ibid, pp. 464-5.
[? July 15] Letter from Treasurer Osborne to the Commissioners of Assessments of the Eighteen Months' tax for co. Merioneth. In the divisions of Mowddwy and Ardudwy Fartro there is not yet any of the money laid of the Eighteen Months' tax, by reason there is but one Commissioner and he under such an indisposition of body that he cannot act. One of your number is to make up the defect in those parts. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 465.
Same to same for Anglesey. In some divisions of your county the moneys of the said tax are not yet assessed. I cannot imagine why, and recommend this to your particular care. Ibid.
Warrant by same to the mayor, sheriffs and bailiffs, justices of peace, constables and headboroughs of Exeter to forthwith restore [to the persons fined] the King's part of any fine or fines levied upon any in pursuance of the Conventicle Act : as by the order in Council of May 28 last. Ibid, p. 466.
The like severally to the sheriffs, &c., of co. Hereford, Somerset, Devon, &c., Dorset, &c, Leicester, &c. Ibid.
[?] Same to Thomas Townsend, late deputy to late earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe. The order of 167l, Sept. 16, for 600l. to the Earl of Sandwich was to be received by the Duke of Buckingham for expenses which he might be at. You are therefore to assign same to him. Ibid, p. 467.
July 15 The city [Mayor, &c.] to attend the Treasury and also the Receiver and Solicitor for London and Middlesex of the [Eighteen Months'] tax. Day Book, p. 69.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a docquet dated 1673, July, of a grant to Mary Countess of Falmouth of 1,000l. per an. as from Lady day last, ut supra, p. 167. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 238.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Osborne to the Receipt to levy tallies from time to time on the London Excise for the 2,000l. per an. granted to Henry, Earl of Arlington, by letters patent of June 21 last, as from 1673, June 24, but to cease immediately after the decease of the Queen or on surrender of her interest in the honour of Grafton. Money Book (Excise), p. 44.
Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a commission to Sir John Griffith, Kt., Sir Philip Frowde, Kt., Edmund Warcupp, Richard Downes, Robert Wolseley and William Young to be Commissioners and Agents for granting Licences for selling and uttering by retail all Wines whatsoever : with the salary of 200l. per an. each and with the like powers as contained in the commission now in being to Sir John Griffith, Sir Philip Frowde, Edmund Warcup and Richard Downes and with 30l. yearly for the clerk of the licences and bonds and 10l. yearly to the porter. (Treasurer Osborne's subscription, dated July 28, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p 354 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074. p. 341.
Treasurer Osborne's warrant to Ralph Mountague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to pay 160l. to John Sayer, master cook to the King, for four years' arrears of his livery of 40l. per an. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 25.
Money warrant for 150l. each to Thomas Lisle and Raphael Foliard, as King's barbers, for three quarters, to June 24 last, on their fee and 91l. and 141l. respectively for one year's allowance of barbing linen. Ibid, p 26.
[?] Treasurer Osborne's allowance of Richard Gregory's bill for June 24 quarter last for attending the Lord Treasurer. Ibid, p. 27.
July 15 Money warrant for 200l. to Tho. Whitgrave for one year to Lady Day last on his pension, as by the letters patent of 1666, July 30, the Crown revenues of Oxford and Berks (on which said pension was charged) happening to fall short [by reason of the sale of fee farms] : and dormant warrant for same to be paid in future half yearly by tallies on the Tenths of Yorks, Winchester, Sarum, Exeter, Peterborough and Lincoln. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 28.
Treasurer Osborne's warrant to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Ralph Bovey, of Hill Field Hall, co. Warwick. Ibid, p 29.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to the Duke of Monmouth for June 24 quarter last on his pension of 6,000l. per an., as by the patent of 1664-5, Feb. 22. and 1,500l. for three quarters to same date on his pension of 2,000l. per an., granted by the patent of June 18 last for the support of Charles, earl of Doncaster and Dalkeith : to be paid by tallies as by said last named patent detailed. And dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid, pp. 29-30.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a warrant of 1671-2, Feb. 3, for 2,000l. per an. to the Earl of Bath in lieu of plate out of the Jewel House and liveries out of the Wardrobe. Ibid, p 22.
July 17 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Villiers certain goods, being for his particular use. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 469.
July 17
Thursday.
The officers of the Works to attend the Treasury.
Mr. Slingsby to attend about the coining of small money.
Day Book, p. 70.
July 17 Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, June, of a grant to George Legge, Esq., of the office of Governor and Captain of the town and island of Portsmouth and the castle called Southsea Castle and the soldiers there, with the fee of 10s. a day for himself and 8d. a day each for 20 soldiers. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 342.
Same of a warrant of June 14 last for a particular of Bestwood Park. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 431.
Money warrant, dormant, for 600l. per an. pension to Lady Philadelphia Wentworth. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 30.
Treasurer Osborne's warrant to Sir Tho. Chichely, Master of the Ordnance, to take the accounts of the moneys disbursed by Sir Robert Holmes for the repair of the Castles of Yarmouth and Hurst [Isle of Wight] and thereon to direct the Treasurer of the Ordnance to pay what appears due to said Holmes. Ibid, p. 31.
Letter of direction on an order of June 17 last for 60l. to Christopher Roper, late a page to the Queen. Ibid.
July 18 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Commissioners for the [Navy] Victuallers to transport 5 tons of oatmeal, 25 tuns of beer, 10,000 pieces of beef, 20,000 pieces of pork, and 30 Cheshire cheese, Custom free, to the Isle of Nevis, according to the article in their contract. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 468.
Letter from same to the Commissioners for Wine Licences. By Treasurer Clifford's instruction of May 24 last to you, two of you are to go to Bristol, Exeter and other great towns to let licences, that thereby you may encourage the taking of licences and the setting up of a greater number of taverns ; and that you should publish beforehand your intention of letting at lower and easier rates than heretofore to the end to encourage the selling of wines. In furtherance hereof I direct two of you to go to York and Newcastle, two to Exeter, Bristol, Plymouth and Launceston : with an allowance of 4l. a day for each two with attendants. Ibid.
July 18 Friday. The Attorney and Solicitor General to attend the Treasury about the business of the fee farms.
Speak with the Attorney General about the business of New Park.
Day Book, p. 70.
July 18 Money warrant for 21,163l. 6s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy as imprest for the victualling.
Followed by :—A note, dated 1673, Aug. 30, signed by Charles Bertie. "By agreement at Council this sum ... was to be applied for provision for land soldiers."
British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, pp. 31, 44.
July 19 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne [to the Cashier of the Customs] to call to Mr. Philip Marsh (the officer in whose custody the bonds for the new imposition on wine and vinegar remain), and receive from him bonds to the value of 3,064l. 11s. 6d. and to deliver same to Sir Robt. Vyner in discharge of tallies struck for that amount on said new imposition : ten per cent. discount being allowed thereon. (Warrant of same date to the Receipt to pay same as in full of 6,064l. 11s. 6d. due to him for plate, jewels and other things.) Money Book (Customs), p. 25 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 34.
Money warrant for 112l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Gifford for three quarters to June 24 last on his pension. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 33.
Treasurer Osborne's subscription of a dormant warrant, dated 1668-9, Mar. 16, for a pension of 3,000l per an. to the Duke of York for his children : out of the savings on the reduction of the Excise officers. Ibid, p. 34.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to William Calderwood, gent., as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon, dated Aug. 2. Followed by a letter of direction, dated Aug. 12, upon the order drawn hereon of date Aug. 6.) King's Warrant Book III p. 353 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 35.
July 19 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Farmers of the 5s. per tun on the French shipping not to demand the said duty on some horses and goods belonging to Count Schomberg, being for the use of said Count "who by His Majesty's command is come over to serve His Majesty." Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 469.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to said Schomberg four packs of goods in Dover port, being chiefly goods necessary about his person and attendants. Ibid.
July 21
Monday.
The Earl of Bath. Sir C. Harbord, Mr Harbord, and Mr. Ward to attend the Treasury about the coinage of tin.
Mr. Lindsay to bring an account of what he has paid to the city, &c.
Day Book, p. 70.
July 22 Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Commissioners to deliver any of the goods coming from France (being the property of the Earl of Sunderland, Ambassador Extraordinary to France), which shall be bona fide his own proper and peculiar goods, and do not belong to merchants and other persons. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 472.
July 23 Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to Richard Gregory, messenger, to carry a letter to the Duke of Newcastle as to the great spoils and destruction committed in Noman's Wood and Berkland, Bilhay and Lindhurst in Sherwood Forest, co. Notts. And if you find he hath not already put a stop to the cutting of wood there you are to repair to the woodward there for assistance herein and to apprehend anybody committing such wastes there. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 472.
July 28 Treasurer Osborne's approval and confirmation of Customs regulations as follows [being formerly made by the Treasury Commissioners] :—
4 July, 1672. Foreign ships importing goods from the Straits, Canary Islands and other places of Europe are dispensed with [as by the proclamation of 1672, May 10] and exempt from confiscation and the goods from aliens' duty.
12 Aug., 1672. Morkins to be exported as was before used. Wrecked goods to pay duty.
5 Sept., 1672. When goods are brought into the warehouse on pretence of seizure and it shall appear to the [Customs] Commissioners that such seizure was made out of ignorance, malice or vexation the Commissioners are to order delivery thereof.
26 Sept., 1672. Salmon taken near the sea in the mouth of any river to be exported Custom free.
The [Customs] Commissioners to give order for paying the incidents of the Surveyor General and their assistants not exceeding 30l.
9 Nov., 1672. Foreign vessels manned by foreigners are intended by the King's declaration to have liberty of trading coastwise.
Where Custom is refused to be paid for prize ships ad valorem the ships to be seized till duty paid.
Herrings exported from Yarmouth by strangers in foreign bottoms during the war to pay only single Custom.
Deputy patent officers and other officers that keep alehouses are not to be continued.
Ibid, p. 473.
The like of the like, being formerly made by Treasurer Clifford :—
18 Dec., 1672. Goods taken in prizes by privateers, where they are rated by the Book of Rates, to pay accordingly, and where there is no rate, to pay ad valorem.
4 Jan., 1672-3. Prize goods taken by privateers to pay the rates set in the Act of Parliament as well as those contained in the Book of Rates.
14 Jan., 1672-3. The Customs Commissioners to order the several patent officers to enter nihills in the yearly Exchequer books for registering entries of the Navigation duty and the duties of aliens and petty customs inwards, the same being dispensed with by the declaration of 10 May last.
Mr. Kirbie's having settled a correspondency in the several ports of Ireland, is approved.
10 Mar., 1672-3. The bonds given by the Newfoundland traders are to be delivered up as in other cases, though the conditions are not the same, if nothing appears of their not having performed them.
21 April, 1673. In cases of ships and goods brought in [as] prize and restored by the Admiralty Court the adjudication of said court is to be observed and said ship and goods to be discharged, and order to be taken that the order in Council about Nuremberg wares be observed.
As for privateers taken as prizes the buyers both of ship and goods ought to pay the Customs.
28 April, 1673. Warrant to cause the King's moiety of seized goods to be delivered in specie, after condemnation, to the agents for the Privy Purse for His Majesty's service.
27 May, 1673. Upon the question concerning the commencement of the late Act for the encouragement of the Greenland trade it is to be accounted from April 20 last, and upon paying the new duty the merchant shall have 5l. abated him according to said Act.
The Victuallers not to have the allowance given by the Act in cases of corn exported for garrisons or upon any victualling bills.
When the Comptroller General [of the accounts of Customs] certifies the account of the Collectors to be clear their bonds to be delivered up.
14 June. 1673. Warrant for the King's moiety of prohibited goods to be publicly burned.
16 June, 1673. One penny to be demanded for every horse load of coal carried on horseback into Scotland.
17 June, 1673. Warrant to deliver the King's moiety of goods seized before June 14 in specie to the agent for the Privy Purse.
Ibid, pp. 474-5.
Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to John Somervile and Thomas Burford, servants to the Duke of Lauderdale, and appointed to take care of the deer in New Park, near Richmond. The Duke of Lauderdale, keeper of said park, informs me that divers persons unknown, without right, put into said park horses, cows and other cattle to the prejudice of the feed of the deer, and do other trespasses there, whereby the game will be totally destroyed. You are to provide against all such, and to have keys of the locks of all the gates so as to afford you free ingress and regress, and that you may have a convenient abiding place in the park you may inhabit a brick building lately erected on a hill in said park, near the village of Ham, and you may erect such lodges, huts or booths in such places of said park as you shall judge fitting until further order of the King herein ; reporting the names of all trespassers, &c., to me. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 475-6.
July 29 Same by same to the Receipt for three quarters to June 24 last on the annuity of 1,000l. to the Earl of Bath and Lord Hawley, in trust for Frances, Duchess of Richmond : and dormant warrant for same in future. (Struck through. See Sept. 12 infra, p. 393) Money Book (Excise), p. 45.
July 30 Money warrant for 400l. to John Brisbane, His Majesty's Judge Advocate, for services to His Majesty. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 34.
Same for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney. widow, as royal bounty Ibid, p. 35.
Same for 250l. to the Countess of Portland for a quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Cashier to pay 103l. 6s. 8d. to the Duke of Buckingham for one year's creation money on his respective dignities as Duke, Marquess, Earl and Viscount. Money Book (Customs), p. 126.
Royal warrant constituting Philip Lloyd, gent., receiver of the late Queen Mother's revenue, to be by him paid to William Chiffinch, to be disposed as the King shall direct. King's Warrant Book III. p. 352.
July 31 Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General. Bevis Lloyd is indebted to the King 3,708l. 0s. 4¾d. as Receiver General of Crown Revenues, South Wales and Monmouth : and as Receiver of Hearthmoney and Receiver of the late Queen Mother's revenue. Towards satisfaction of said debt he has by indenture of the 10th inst. sold to the King several lands, &c. You are hereby to prepare a grant to Dame Mary Midleton, of Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh, widow, for ever (in consideration of 800l. to be by her paid into the Receipt) of the capital messuage called Carogy Pemill (Caregy Pennill) and the nine parcels of land thereto belonging (with the detailed Welsh names of same), and four parcels of land (Welsh names detailed), late in the tenure of Katherine Lewis, and the three parcels of land (Welsh names detailed), late in the tenure of Robert Parry ; and a parcel of land commonly called Cae Manor, parcel of the tenement of Fowlskeap Edwards, and in the occupation of said Bevis Lloyd and the two several messuages commonly called Tythin ucha, inhabited by John Salisbury, gent., and Tythin issa, inhabited by Thomas Merton, and the several closes of land (Welsh names detailed) belonging to said tenements or messuages, all in the parish of Llanrhaiadr-in-Kimmerch, co. Denbigh, and a parcel of meadow situate in Bevechan in the parish of Llanynys, co. Denbigh, purchased by said Bevis Lloyd of one Hugh ap John David and now in the occupation of said Lloyd.
Likewise for a grant to Eubale Thelwall in consideration of 440l. to be by him paid into the Receipt of all the messuages, tenements, &c., of Thomas Hughes, deceased, late of Brynbagle, and of Robert Hughes, his son, lying in the parish of Llanrhaiadr-in-Kimmerch, co. Denbigh, and now in the possession of said Thelwall : and all other messuages, &c., of said Bevis Lloyd lying in said parish of Llanrhaiadr-in-Kimmerch.
Likewise for a grant to Bartholomew Fillingham, Philip Lloyd and John Lawrence of the residue of the said lands conveyed as above by said Bevis Lloyd to the King, to hold in trust for Sir Hugh Owen, of Orielton, co. Pembroke, and said Eubale Thelwell, on condition of said Owen and Thelwell paying 733l. into the Receipt before Nov. 28 next. (Treasurer Latimer's subscription dated Oct. 21 of docquet hereof.)
Ibid, pp. 355-68 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 371-2.
Warrant by Treasurer Osborne to the Customs Cashier to pay Viscount Campden 26l. 13s. 4d. for two years to Michaelmas last on his creation money. Money Book (Customs), p. 126.
Privy seal to the Lord Treasurer et al., and to Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Kt., "our Coroner and Attorney in our Court of King's Bench." By an information exhibited in said court by said Fanshaw against Edward Roberts and Tho. Teddiman. Esq., and others therein named for a riot and assault upon Richard Bailey[sic]. late mayor of Dover, the said Roberts and Teddiman were at the assizes at Maidstone, 19 Mar., 1672, convicted and paid 100l. each, which is since paid and remains in the hands of said Fanshaw. The King's share hereof, viz. 133l. 6s. 8d. is hereby granted to said Richard Barley [sic]. You are to observe and obey this. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 451-2.