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'Entry Book: November 1673', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 417-429. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80511 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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November 1673

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov.4 Treasurer Latimer to Sir Heneage Finch, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi in the case against Thompson and Gregory et al. coopers ut supra, p. 414 : the hearing of the case by the Lord Treasurer being fixed for Thursday, the 6th inst. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 67.
Same to the King's Remembrancer in the like interim to cease all process in the above case. Ibid, p. 68.
[?] Unfinished and cancelled entry concerning the petition of Anne Bryars Steigar, widow. Ibid.
Nov. 6 Subscription by Treasurer Latimer of a docquet, dated 1673, Oct., of a grant to Visct. Ranelagh et al., Undertakers for the management of the Revenue in Ireland, of the annuity or yearly fee of 65l. 13s. 4d. current money of Ireland, with all other fees, rights, privileges, profits, perquisites and casualties belonging to the offices of Vice Treasurer, Receiver General and Treasurer at Wars in Ireland, or any of them : with power to take 6d. in the £ for all money they shall pay by virtue of said office under the commission of 1671, Sept. 23 : to hold same, without account, from April 11 last (at which time said offices were surrendered by Lord Aungier) until 1675, Dec. 26 (the time their undertaking determines). And for the better enabling them to receive same the King releases to them their covenant in their undertaking and to the Commissioners in the Commission of 1671. Sept. 23, all trusts and directions for the payment of the fees and profits of said offices to the Vice Treasurer for the time being. The King also grants them the said annuity, fees and perquisites from 1675, Dec. 26, to 1678, Dec. 26, and in case the King grants said offices to any [other] person from 1675, Dec. 26, the King covenants that such grantee shall be obliged to appoint such deputy for receiving said annuity, fees and perquisites as the abovesaid Undertakers shall nominate. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, pp. 1-2.
Treasurer Latimer to John Osborne, the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, to stay proceedings against William, Lord Chandos for moneys due from him on the Poll Act. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 69.
Report to the King from Treasurer Latimer on the petition of the Doctors of the Society of Doctors' Commons and on the evidences of their privileges. After conference with the Judges of the Common Law I am of opinion that said society ought to pay towards the Eighteen Months' assessment proportionable to the ground rent of their house called Doctors' Commons and so likewise to other taxes. But none of the Doctors of that Society ought to pay or be taxed particularly for their lodgings or studies or residence there (they being there for judging of causes and practice in their profession as the judges and serjeants at the Serjeants Inns are for theirs). Neither are the said Society of Doctors to be burthened with bearing of arms or any other office, military or civil, nor any of the Doctors residing there, they having respectively houses and lands in other places, where they pay to said tax and other taxes proportionably to their estates. I am, therefore, of opinion said Society should enjoy the same exemptions, freedoms and privileges at the Doctors' Commons as the Judges and Serjeants enjoy at the Serjeants' Inns in London. Ibid, p. 73.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt to issue 6,700l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, on unsatisfied orders in his name : to be issued out of such loans as shall be made into the Exchequer on the 4th quarter of the Eighteen Months' Assessment, repayable after 101,988l. thereon. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 118.
Col. Birch, Mr. Wingate, Mr. Waring (due to attend to-day) are to attend on the 13th inst. with the Lord Chief Baron about the Wine Coopers' and Vintners' business. Day Book, p. 72.
Nov. 7 Subscription by Treasurer Latimer of a docquet, dated 1673, Oct., of a grant to Theodore Randu, gent., of the office of Keeper of the Upper House within the Castle of Windsor, and of the keeping of the Ledds and Great Butts there loco Maurice Deladale, deceased : with the fee of 2d. a day for the keeping of the leads, and 2d. a day for keeping the great butts : to be payable out of the revenue of the Honor of Windsor. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 3.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a small leasehold tenement called Netherton, in the manor of Carnedon Prior, and the two woods called Corlinick and Coyseglace, in the manor of Tybecta ; with a view to a lease thereof to Richard Hicks, of co. Cornwall, the tenement for two lives in reversion of the life of James Dingley (the survivor of John, Abell and James Dingley), now in being at the rent of 7s. per an., and the woods for three lives under such yearly rent as is directed by the Act of Parliament for grants within the Duchy of Cornwall.
Prefixing :—Copy of a royal warrant, dated Oct. 21, to Treasurer Latimer. Said Hicks took up arms for the late King and continued in arms as Capt., Major and Lieut. Col. until the surrender of Pendennis Castle, was wounded and suffered eight years' sequestration. Details the value of said woods in 1624 and 1650.
Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. pp. 69-71.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the landing, Customs free, of 253 barrels of copper, designed for the coinage of half-pence and farthings, and brought from Sweden in the "Stockholme," Slot Jon Kohl master. Ibid, p. 73.
Same from same to Sir Nich. Steward and Hen. Hylliard, Chamberlains of the Exchequer, to transmit to the Pipe the accounts of the Customs and of the wine and vinegar impost for the year ended 1672, Sept. 29 : said accounts having lain in your hands above two months, without being so transmitted, although they have been examined and declared and the tallies joined. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,500l. for equipage and 1,300l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance to Sir William Lockhart as Ambassador to France. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 118.
Same for 250l. each to the following, for half a year on their annuity or pension as Grooms of the Bedchamber, viz. : Hen. Progers, Mr. Greenvile, Col. Philips, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Killigrew, Mr. Elliot, Mr. Geo. Kirke, Mr. Walter, Col. Titus, Mr. Seimour, Mr. Felton, Mr. Lane. Ibid, p. 119.
Same for 50,000l. to George Wharton, Treasurer of the Ordnance : as by the privy seal of May 24 last. Ibid, p. 120.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt to issue 50,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, on any unsatisfied Navy orders : to be issued out of the 50,000l. which is or will be paid into the Exchequer by Richard Mountney, Receiver General of Prizes, on account of the money received by him of the four [Dutch] East India prizes. Ibid.
Money warrant (crossed through) for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Giffard for a quarter on his annuity as by the privy seal of 1667-8, Feb. 24. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 121.
Same for 500l. to the Earl of Rochester for half a year as a Gent. of the Bedchamber. Ibid.
Same for 400l. to Izaac Le Gouch for three diamond rings, one of 200l. value, given by the King to Count Hoorne of the Kingdom of Sweden, the other two of the value of 100l. each, one to be given to Lord Creutz, the other to Monsieur Siobladr, both of the Kingdom of Sweden, as gifts from the King to them for the good service done by them in His Majesty's fleet this last summer. Ibid, p. 122.
Same for 3,630l. to same for jewels as follows, viz. : a ring with three large diamonds, of the value of 2,200l., given by the King to Count D'Estrées, Admiral of the French fleet ; a jewel of the value of 550l., given by the King to Monsieur Darden ; a jewel of the value of 450l., given by the King to Monsieur Martell ; a jewel of the value of 430l., given to Monsieur —, Major of the French fleet. Ibid, pp. 122-3.
Same, dormant, for the annuity of 200l. per an. to Sir Edward Carteret, Usher of the Black Rod, granted to him by the letters patent of Sept. 17 last, as in lieu of all the rights of said office in the fee of 12d. per day, payable at the Receipt, and 5s. per day, payable by the Treasurer of the Chamber during each session of Parliament, as also the keeping of several rooms and doors belonging to the several Council Chambers at Windsor, and the keeping of the little park and some other His Majesty's parks there, with a house and a Baron's messe, as anciently held and enjoyed by said officer. Ibid, p. 123.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt for two tallies on the Customs for 5,699l. 18s. 6d. on the new Imposition on wines and 680l. 1s. 6d. on the additional duty on wine and vinegar, being in all 6,380l., to Hugh Upton for hemp for the Navy ; said hemp having been delivered. Money Book (Customs), p. 136.
Nov. 8 Subscription by Treasurer Latimer of a docquet, dated 1673, Oct., for 500l. per an. salary to John Lock, Esq., as Secretary to the Council of Foreign Plantations, in the place of Benjamin Worsley, Esq., from June 24 last. Together with : Copy of an order of same date of the Council of Foreign Plantations for said Lock to receive the 1,000l. per an. for incidents. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 2 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 188.
Treasurer Latimer to the King's Remembrancer and to the Attorney General to stay process against the Vintners and Wine Coopers for five more days : the hearing of the business being deferred till Thursday, the 13th inst. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 74.
Nov. 9 Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Cashier to pay 210l. to Bartholomew Beale and Brooke Bridges, Auditors of Imprests : being the ancient allowance for auditing the accounts of the Customs. Money Book (Customs), p. 141.
Nov. 10 Instructions from Treasurer Latimer to [the Customs Commissioners]. You are to permit Mr. Edwards and Mr. Bills to bring from Bristol to London the Russia hides wrecked in Ireland, on their first depositing the duty. If they remain in the King's warehouse at Bristol moderate the rent. Tho. Cooke (who formerly had an allowance on the Customs of 39 double bayes in lieu of bayes lost [and made prize by the Dutch]) is to have allowance on a second similar loss. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 74.
Nov. 11 Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry the 28 barrels of raisins seized at Chatham, belonging to Capt. Chistopher Billop, commander of His Majesty's fireship the "Prudent Mary," the vessel having been forced in to be refitted and presently to go out in His Majesty's service : which was the occasion of the landing said goods there. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 76.
Nov. 12 Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to Visct. Fanshaw, the King's Remembrancer, to take the securities of Couswall Bradshaw, of St. Andrew, Holborn, gent., as Collector and Receiver of Hearthmoney within London and Westminster, and thereupon to deliver him his commission : said sureties being said Bradshaw, George Rowse, of Drury Lane. co. Midd., Charles Hickford, of the same, Hugh Holland, of London, gent., and Phillipp Burton, of Clifford's Inn, gent. (Same from same to same on the following day, for a commission to send Bradshaw as above, as by the royal sign manual of Oct. 20 last.) Ibid, pp. 75, 76.
Money warrant for 120l. to Sir Charles Windham for one year on his annuity in part of 240l. arrears thereon to June 24 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 156.
Nov. 13 Treasurer Latimer's subscription of a money warrant of June 16 last for 450l. to the undermentioned Sir Bernard Gascoigne. Ibid, p. 8.
Money warrant for 555l. to Sir Bernard Gascon, kt., for 111 days (May 10 last to Aug. 29 last) as late Envoy Extr. to the Emperor : it appearing by certificate of the Earl of Arlington that said Gascon returned into His Majesty's presence Aug. 29 last. Ibid, p. 124.
Letter of direction on an order of 1672-3, Feb. 19, for 450l. to said Sir Bernard Gascoyne as same. Ibid.
Nov. 14 Royal warrant for a great seal to grant the annuity or pension of 1,000l. per an. to Lionel, Earl of Middlesex, as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. To be paid out of the Customs from Michaelmas last. (Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated Nov. 29, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 408 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 9.
Money warrant, dormant, for the payment to the Master and Worker of the Mint of such sums as shall come to the hands of the Auditor of the Receipt on the Coinage Act : as by the privy seal of 1666-7, Mar 11. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 124.
[?] Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt to pay 30,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, on unsatisfied orders in his name : to be paid out of the receipts of the third quarter of the Eighteen Months assessment. Ibid, p. 125.
Nov. 15 Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, two painted screens and other goods imported in the ship "Rotterdam," Deyrick Reymer, master, being for Sir Joseph Williamson. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 77.
Same from same to the Receipt for a tally to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Halswell Tynt, "notwithstanding His Majesty's former directions for 20,000l. for the Great Wardrobe out of the first money of this kind." Ibid.
Treasurer Latimer to Thomas Agar, Surveyor General of Woods this side Trent, to attend the Auditor of co. Hants, with the account of the disposal of the offal wood of the 1,000 trees felled for building a ship at Portsmouth ; as by Treasurer Clifford's warrant of April 3 last. Ibid, pp. 77-8.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Attorney General for a grant to Daniel Ford, of London, gent., and John Cooke, gent., of the office of Keeper of the book, wherein entries are made of ships coming into London port, either with foreign merchandise or with native merchandise under certificate, and of all warrants for lading and unlading goods : all on the surrender of Henry Sclater. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 78.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Burdet as waiter and searcher at Eye, loco William Dun, deceased.
Mr. — Wood as boatman at Harwich, loco George Howard, dismissed.
Izaac Astell as Collector at Falmouth, loco Arthur Upton, found unfit.
Ibid, p. 79.
Subscription by Treasurer Latimer of a docquet, dated 1673, May, of a grant to Sir Ch. Scarburgh, Kt., of the office of one of the King's Physicians in ordinary, loco Dr. Tim. Clerke, deceased, with the fee of 100l. per an. from 1672, Lady Day. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 3.
Same by same of same, dated 1673, Nov., of a grant to Sir Roger Cave, bart., of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Orlando Bridgman, of Ridley, co. Chester. (Money warrant hereon, dated Nov. 27 : quotes the privy seal as dated Nov. 17.) Ibid, p. 4 ; 28,076, p. 139.
Same by same of same, dated 1673, Oct., of a grant to Chr. Barker, Esq., of the place of one of the King's falconers, loco Math. Emberton, decd. : with the fee of 50l. per an. from June 24 last. Ibid, 28,075, p. 3.
Same by same of same, dated 1673, Oct., of a grant to Josh. Marshall, mason, of the office of Master Mason of all His Majesty's Works : with the fee of 12d. a day and a robe yearly against Xmas out of the Great Wardrobe : all in reversion after Ed. Marshall, his father, present same. Ibid, p. 5.
Same by same of same, dated 1673, June, of a grant to Tho. Staples, Esq., and William Cooke, gent., of the offices of steward of the manor and lands of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, and of the courts of record there, and of the office of clerk of said castle, and of the constablyre thereof, and of the custody of the seals of said court. Ibid.
10 July [sic. erratum for probably Nov. 15] Same by same of same, dated 1673, July, of a warrant for 8,397l. 2s. 4½d. to Visct. Ranelagh and William Lord Brereton for so much due to them in right of their wives as daughters and co-heiresses of Francis Lord Willoughly for the moiety of the Four and a half per cent duty in the Barbados, "the same having been employed in His Majesty's service in the former war against the Dutch." Ibid, p. 6.
Nov. 15 Same by same of same, dated 1673, Jan. [sic] of a pardon to Thomas Williams, of London, goldsmith, of all corrupt and usurious contracts and unlawful taking of more than 6 per cent. for interest. Ibid.
Same by same of same, dated 1673, Sept., of a grant to Nicholas Staggins of the place of one of the musicians in ordinary, loco William Young, deceased, with the fee of 20d. a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. per an. for a livery : to date from 1670, Nov. 5. Ibid, p. 7.
Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. each to Serj. Reade and Serj. Graves for one year each as Serjeants at Arms. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 87.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Grand Commissioners of Excise to pay 22l. 7s. 0d. as 6 per cent. interest to John Ramsey, Farmer of the Excise of Leicester and Rutland, on his advance money on the quarter ended 1672, Mar. 25, in spite of his being a few days behind with a small portion of it. Money Book (Excise), p. 50.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to John Kirke, Receiver and Paymaster of the Band of Gentleman Pensioners, for half a year to Sept. 29 last, on the wages and board wages of said Band. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 125.
Same of 10l. to Rebecca Brian as royal bounty to enable her to return to Nevis, her former habitation, as by the order in Council of Oct. 24 last. (See infra under date Dec. 9.) Ibid.
Same for 25l. to Nicholas Estoll for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his pension : as by the privy seal of 1667, Aug. 26. Ibid, p. 126.
Same for 200l. to Thomas Killigrew for same on same Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Sir William Turnor, Kt., for his disbursements in several suits now depending on the King's behalf in the Exchequer and elsewhere. Ibid, p. 128.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. for one year to John Topham, Esq., as a serjeant at arms. Ibid.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for a grant to George Viscount Grandison and Edward Villiers of all rents due and arising upon the Wine Licence revenue before Sept. 29 last. (Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated Nov. 29, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 409 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 9.
Same for same for 100,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, upon account for the charges and expenses of the Household. (Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated Nov. 22, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 409 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 7.
Royal sign manual for 1,259l. 17s. 2d. to the Paymaster of the Works for the new building of the house belonging to the Auditor of the Receipt at Westminster. (Money warrant hereon dated Nov. 24.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 410 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 134.
Money warrant for 250l. to Henry Savile for half a year to Sept. 29 last as a Groom of the Bedchamber. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 119.
The Vintners' business and the Lord Chief Baron to be heard.
Also Mr. Weldon's business and Capt. Foster to be then considered.
The Attorney General and Mr. Truman to attend on Monday the 17th inst.
Day Book, p. 72.
Nov. 17 Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Bernard Gascon some gloves, essence and soap imported in the ship "St. Bernard" from Leghorn. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 79.
Instructions from same to same. I have read your report of Oct. 6 last on Thomas Doyly's petition concerning some musk, silk and neckcloths bought by him out of the plunder of the East India prizes given to the seamen. As such said goods belonged to the officers and seamen of Capt. Munden's fleet. The King has declared that such goods of prize ships as belong to the sailors shall be Customs free. Therefore the said goods are to be delivered to said Doyly Customs free after satisfaction made to Mr. Sumpter, the officer who made the seizure. Ibid, p. 80.
Report from same to the King upon the petition of Col. Jervas Holles, Dame Jane Holles (relict of Sir Fretcheville Holles) and the creditors of said Sir Frescheville, as also on the petition of Capt. Richard Carter, all concerning the disposal of 1,500l. out of said Sir Frescheville's estate. Quotes Treasurer Clifford's former decision on the matters herein. Ibid, pp. 81-2.
Money warrant for 45l. 12s. 6d. to John Whynyard, keeper of the House of Peers ; being for five years to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 6d. a day. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 129.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to Tho. Arden to pay 70l. 5s. 7d. to Thomas Hubblethwait for his disbursements in passing a patent for Sir John Otway to be Keeper of the Seal of the County Palatine of Durham and other disbursements : same to be paid out of the receipts of His Majesty's revenue of the Bishopric of Durham. Ibid.
Nov. 18 Same from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Witham as surveyor, waiter and searcher for Saltfleet and Wainfleet, Boston port, and coast surveyor from Boston to Ingoldmells : loco John Massingberd, who declines same.
John Scott as waiter and searcher at Hull, loco Robt. Excellent.
Robt. Lucas as surveyor of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, loco Samuel Cooke, who declines same.
Hugh Ackland as waiter and searcher at Truro.
The office of tidesman at Berwick to be suppressed and Andrew Garland is instead appointed waiter at Catham [Coatham].
Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 84.
Same from same to [Serj. Stephens] to arrest Edward Gibbon, mercer and draper, of Peterborough, John Wells, deputy steward of the Court of the Dean and Chapter of Peterborough, and William Palmer, bailiff of the said Court, the first named for having unsealed clothes in his shop and the last two for granting a replevin for said goods : as appears by the affidavit of Israell Reynolds, deputy aulnager and collector within the county of Northampton of the duties of Subsidy and Aulnage under the Earl of Bath and Robt. Spencer, trustees for the Duchess of Richmond. Ibid, pp. 85-6.
Royal warrant for a privy seal to grant to Edward Grey and Edmund Kendrick a moiety of such moneys as they discover, and prosecute and recover of what was in the late times of rebellion raised for relief of the Protestants in Piedmont and are now alleged to be concealed, "which are vested in His Majesty by Act of Parliament." (Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated Dec. 8, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 411 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 12.
Money warrant for 200l. to Richard [sic], Lord Dunsany as royal bounty in reward of service to his Majesty. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 130.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to George Porter, Esq., for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Surveyor of Customs, London port. Money Book (Customs), p. 137.
Nov. 19 Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edwd. Wardour as a landwaiter, London port, loco Chr. Tomlinson, who declines same. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 82.
Warrant from same to the Grand Commissioners of Excise for a commission to Jo. Lloyd, Richd. Hassell and Ro. Gravely, gent., to levy the arrears of Excise of co. York and York city, due to Henry Guy and Richard Lloyd, late Farmers of said Excise. Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge all seizures made of late by George Bridge by virtue or pretence of a patent or exemplification thereof. Ibid, p. 83.
[? Nov. 19] Instructions from Treasurer Latimer to the Commissioners of the Customs. The 3,754 calico neckcloths imported in the East India prizes are not to be entered as neckcloths, but a bill of store is to be given. I am informed that the ornaments lately brought over for the French Ambassador's chapel are exchequered and recovered. I direct that the King's moiety be delivered to the French Ambassador and the seizers be treated with concerning the other moiety. As to the other goods mentioned in the French Ambassador's schedule, his servants are to make oath of the cost thereof. I refer to you a docquet of Sir Hugh Choldmondley's containing a clause concerning the making a new pod wharf or haven at Saltash ; for you to report the conveniency thereof. Report your reason for dismissing Henry Finch, late landwaiter and searcher of Sandwich. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 83.
Nov. 19 Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Baker for Moreclack hangings bought from him for the King's service. (Money warrant, dated Nov. 27.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 414 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 137.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt to pay 40,000l. to George Wharton for the Ordnance : to be issued on unsatisfied orders in said Wharton's name and out of the receipts of the fifth quarter of the Eighteen Months' Assessment. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 130.
An apparently duplicate warrant with the above for 40,000l. to same : to be paid out of 40,000l. which will be lent into the Receipt by said George Wharton on the credit of and repayable out of the fifth quarter of the said assessment in exactly the same order or course as prescribed in the above warrant. Ibid.
Nov. 20 Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to constitute William King as landwaiter, London port, loco James Shaler, dismissed. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 86.
Same to same to observe the order in Council of the 19th inst. for not permitting any ships outward bound to the Canaries, Barbados and the Western Islands and Plantations to proceed on their voyages till the King's further pleasure therein.
Appending :—Copy of said order in Council.
Ibid, pp. 87, 90.
Warrant from same to same to pay William Chapple and Ralph Thompson 20l. per an. each from June 24 last as tidesmen at Looe. Ibid, p. 86.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt for the pension of 3,000l. per an. to the Earl of Anglesey. Money Book (Excise) p. 50.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Governor of Maryland. By an Act of Parliament of the present year certain rates and impositions are imposed upon certain commodities of Plantation growth for which bond shall not be given for bringing same to England. The collection of said duties is to be managed by the Customs Commissioners of England. They have appointed you [sic, erratum for x. y.] Collector thereof within your Government, and have also deputed a Surveyor. You are to swear said officers into their places and take securities from them. You are also to see to the execution of the former laws relating to the trade of the Plantations, and to correspond with the Customs Commissioners as occasion requires. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 412-3, 448-9.
The like to the Governors respectively of Barbados, St. Christopher and Nevis, Jamaica, Bermudas, Carolina, Montserrat, Antigua, Virginia. Ibid, p. 413.
Nov. 21 Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt for a tally to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Christopher Guise, of Elmore, in the county of the city of Gloucester. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 131.
Money warrant for 8,000l. to Philip Packer for one year to Lady Day next for the ordinary of the Works. Ibid, p. 132.
Same for 1,300l. to Sir Leolin Jenkins and Sir Joseph Williamson, Ambassadors Extr. and Plenipotentiaries for treating a peace at Cologne : they having departed from His Majesty's presence May 6 last, and having received only 1,300l. for the first quarter on their ordinary to Aug. 5 last, so that another quarter is due the 4th inst. Ibid.
Same for 1,285l. 5s. 5d. to same for a bill of extraordinaries amounting to 12,852 guilders 17 stivers. Ibid, p. 133.
Nov. 22 Subscription by Treasurer Latimer of a docquet, dated 1673, Sept., of the King's suspension of William Taileur from the office of Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, and a grant of same to William Roberts. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 8.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to employ Ralph Bell, gent., as a landwaiter London port on the next vacancy. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 87.
The like for the landing, Customs free, of 97 barrels of copper blanks, each containing three hundredweight, arrived from Stockholm in the ship "Magnus Pallyes," Dirick Tyson master, same being for coining farthings and halfpence, as certified by James Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint. Ibid, p. 88.
Nov. 23 Money warrant for 1,095l. to Thomas Billop, of St. Martins in the Fields, gent., being the baronetcy fee due from Sir Thomas Allen, of Blundeston, of Suffolk, and granted to said Billop by privy seal of May 21 last : to be paid by tallies on said Allen. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 131.
Nov. 24 Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners for the delivery of certain goods belonging to Her Royal Highness and now at Deptford on board the "Cleveland," "Anne," and "Navy" yachts. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 88.
The like for the delivery of a box, now in custody in London port, directed to Monsieur Sesac, come from France. Ibid.
Same from same to Sir Jo. Otway, Chancellor of the County Palatine of Durham, to pass a lease of the signory of Holdenshire, parcel of said County Palatine, during the vacancy of the see, to Mris. Margaret Monckton, at 20 marks per an. : with covenants for her to keep in repair the staiths, cloughs, &c. Ibid, p. 89.
Same from same to William Waller, Farmer of the Butlerage and Prizage of Wines, to pay 96l. to the Earl of Shaftesbury, late Lord Chancellor, for one year to Sept. 29 last on the ancient allowance to the Lord Chancellor of 12 tuns of Gascoigne wine per an. at 8d. per tun.
13l. 6s. 8d. each to the Lord Chief Justices of the King's Bench and Common Pleas, and Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, on their like allowance of two tuns of wine each at 6l. 13s. 4d. per tun.
Money Book (Customs), pp. 137, 139.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to, Sir Rob. Vyner for three years to Sept. 29 last, on the annuity granted by patent of 1671, Sept. 15 : to be by tallies on the wine duties. (Treasurer Latimer's warrant to the Customs Cashier of the same date herewith, but incorrectly dated Nov. 20, to discharge said tallies by giving Vyner wine bonds to the same amount.) Ibid, p. 138.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Cashier to pay the officers in the outports one year of their salaries, except those who have been paid since 1672, Sept. 29. Money Book (Customs), p. 138.
Money warrant for 375l. to Lord Gorges for nine months as one of the Council for Foreign Plantations. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 133.
Same for 50l. to Samuel Martyn for half a year to June 24 last as Consul at Algiers. Ibid, p. 134.
Same for 39l. 19s. 5d. to Sir Robert Howard as so much by him expended for His Majesty's service. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to the Earl of Scarsdale for two years' creation money in part of 80l. arrears thereon to Sept. 29 last. Ibid, p. 135.
Letter of direction concerning 2,000l. in part of an order of 1671, July 13, for 8,000l. to Sir Ralph Knight on the Hearthmoney : same being hereby to be paid by tally on Edward Arden, Receiver of the profits of the County Palatine of Durham. Ibid.
Nov. 25 Treasurer Latimer's subscription of a letter of direction of June 17 last on an order for 250l. to Edmond Andros. Ibid, p. 5.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to Serjeant Stevens or his deputy, Serjeant Harsenet, to arrest Geo. Bridge, Edw. May, Tho. Parr et al. for taking goods of John Archer, merchant, under pretence of seizing prohibited goods. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 89.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to the Comte de Gramont a trunk of wearing apparel, lately brought from France in one of the yachts attending Her Royal Highness. Ibid.
The like for the delivery of a case of pictures belonging to Sir Robert Southwell, and lately imported from Ostend in a bylander, Peter Millart master. Ibid.
The like for the opening at the Duchess of Cleveland's house of five cases of goods brought for her from Calais in the "Merlin" yacht, containing fire irons, shovels, feathers for a bed, brass candlestick with 12 branches, &c. Ibid, p. 92.
Treasurer Latimer to Sir Mathew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England, to order the release of Owen Price, who, with his brother, Morgan Price, is convicted of forgery : in order to enable him to sell his small estate to pay the fines imposed upon them. Ibid, p. 91.
Nov. 25 and 26 Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, all goods belonging to the Earl of Peterborough, which are in the "Merlin" yacht, come from France. Ibid, pp. 92, 93.
Allowance by Treasurer Latimer of Alderman Backwell's interest accompt for several great sums of money lent and advanced by him for the service of the Navy, the garrison of Tangier, the late Queen Mother, the Duke of York, Prince Rupert and several other persons for His Majesty's service on the security of tallies and orders of the Exchequer levied on the Customs and other branches of the revenue. Total interest 1671, June 24 to Dec. 25 following, viz. : Ibid, p. 95 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 27.
£ s. d.
Six per cent. 3,034 2 0
Two-thirds gratuity 2,022 14 0
£5,056 16 8
(Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated 1673-4, Jan. 31, of docquet hereof.)
Nov. 25 Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to issue 4,887l. 12s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy on unsatisfied Navy orders : to be by tallies on the Customs. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 145.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to receive from Giles Lytcot the receipts taken by the Customs Collectors of the outports and sent up to him for the total of 4,887l. 12s. 8d. paid by them as rewards to seamen voluntarily enlisting last year, and to hand all the said receipts to the Treasurer of the Navy, who is to discharge himself of the said money by such directions as he shall receive from the Navy Board for paying such sums to the respective Vice-Admirals of the maritime counties. Ibid.
Nov. 26 Privy seal for 600,000l. to Edward Seymour, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated Nov. 22, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 414 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 7.
[?] Unfinished note of a royal warrant for a grant to — of the manor of Greens Norton, co. Northampton. King's Warrant Book III. p. 414.
Nov. 26 Report from Treasurer Latimer to the King on the petition of Tho. Doyly. Petitioner deserves an allowance of 100l. a year out of the Mint for his services in discovering clippers and counterfeiters : for which he has not yet received no reward. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 93.
Nov. 27 Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to see opened at York House certain wearing apparel belonging to the Marquis D'Angeau and Monsieur de Ruvigni, Envoys sent by the Most Christian King to congratulate their Royal Highnesses on their marriage ; and Monsieur de Nanteuillet, Envoy upon the same occasion from Monsieur, the Duke of Orleans. Ibid, p. 94.
Same from same to same to employ the following with allowances detailed.
Mr. — Diggs as Collector in Virginia.
Richard Mompesson as Surveyor in Virginia.
Robert Bevin as Collector in Barbados.
Hen. Mivart as Surveyor in Barbados.
Charles Binks as Collector in St. Christophers and Nevis.
Joseph Martin as Surveyor in St. Christophers and Nevis.
Joseph West as Collector in Carolina.
William Owen as Surveyor in Carolina.
Capt. William Thomas as Collector in Antigua and Bermuda.
Geo. Hawkins as Surveyor in Antigua and Bermuda.
Saml. Baites as Collector in Jamaica.
Edmund Duck as Surveyor in Jamaica.
Mr. Calvert as Collector in Maryland.
Henry Coursey as Surveyor in Maryland.
Capt. Peter Coue as Collector in Montserrat.
Sir John Heyden (Governor of Bermuda) as Collector there.
Ibid, p, 96.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport, Customs free, of the remainder of the provisions and material required for the mole at Tangier, as by the order in Council of 1672, June 12, and the Treasury warrant of 1672, June 22, there being a considerable part of said materials untransported and now ready to be shipped. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 97.
Same from same to the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to George Wharton, on unsatisfied orders in his name, for the Ordnance : to be by tallies on the Customs in a course detailed. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 136.
Same from same to same to issue 40,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, on unsatisfied Navy orders, to be by tallies on the Customs ut supra. Ibid, p. 137.
Money warrant for 300,000l. to same for the Navy and Victualling. Ibid, p. 136.
Same for 40l. for 2 years' creation money to the Earl of Ailesbury. Ibid, pp. 233-4.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to Sir Edward Griffin to pay Anthony Seagar (Segar) 82l. 7s. 3½d. in full of his arrears of salary to Sept. 29 last as Messenger of the Chamber. Ibid, p. 139.
Privy seal for 5l. a day as ordinary and 500l. for equipage to Sir Thomas Higgons, as Envoy Extr. to the Republic of Venice. King's Warrant Book III. pp. 487-8.
[?] Incomplete royal warrant for a privy seal [relating to a demise] to Mrs. Hamilton and Col. John Birch of the 55 acres lying in the north west corner of Hyde Park, as demised by a great seal of 1666, April 12, to James Hamilton and said John Birch. Ibid, p. 488.
Nov. 28 Subscription by Treasurer Latimer of a docquet, dated 1673, Nov., of a renewal of the Excise Commission : the Commissioners to be Sir Samuel Moreland, Sir Jo. Davies, Sir Ro. Wyseman, Sir Ro. Southwell, Sir Jo. James, Robt. Huntingdon, Richard Kingdon, and Ri. Brett : with 500l. per an. each, save Wyseman, who is not to receive said salary till the quarter after the death of any of said Commissioners. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 8.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to employ Nicholas Ball as searcher in Tynemouth port loco Nicholas Cove. who declines same. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 97.
Same from same to Francis Stephens to arrest Robert Doeman, one of the constables of St. Neot's, Hunts, for resisting Hercules Tarrant and Richard Alden (Deputy Aulnagers and Collectors of the Subsidy and Aulnage duties in co. Hunts, under the Earl of Bath and Robert Spencer, trustees for the Duchess of Richmond), who on 17th Sept. last found several pieces of concealed woollen cloth in his shop, which said Doeman forcibly rescued. Ibid, p. 98.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit Robt. Scott. bookseller, to import into England, from time to time, old books, bound, on payment of 12d. per cent. [100l.] as Customs : he having set forth in his petition that he is the only person who at his great hazard and charge has driven the trade of furnishing this kingdom with old books from foreign parts, and has hitherto been allowed to bring them in by bill of store, until of late the same has been refused, and therefore praying that he may import same according to the [present] rate of books, unbound [viz.], 12d. per cent. : the King having granted said request by order in Council of the 19th inst. Ibid, p. 99.
Money warrant for 40l. to Sir Thomas Allen, for one year to Sept. 29 last, on his fee as Captain of Sandgate Castle. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 155.
Same for 137l. 18s. 4d. to George Kirk, for one year of his several fees, detailed, as keeper of His Majesty's house at Whitehall, in part of variously detailed arrears of three or four years thereon. Ibid, pp. 157-8.
Confirmation by Treasurer Latimer of a money warrant, dated June 17 last, for 50l. for one year to Sir Gilbert Talbott. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 136.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt for tallies to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Compton Read, of Barton, co. Berks. Ibid, p. 138.
Same from same to the Grand Commissioners of Excise to allow 160l. to the Farmers of Excise of Norfolk for one year's allowance to Sept. 29 last to the adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for Excise on beer for the North Sea and herring fishery men. Money Book (Excise), p. 51.
Nov. 29 Same from same to the Customs Commissioners for the delivery to the Master of the Ordnance of the 97 or 99 chests of copper lying at the Custom House, London, designed for the use of the Ordnance. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. pp. 98-9.
Same from same to same for the delivery of some cloths lately brought over in the packet boat and seized at Dover by George Harrison : being for the proper use of Lady Thanet. Ibid, p. 99.
Subscription by Treasurer Latimer of a docquet, dated 1673, Nov., of a grant to Edward Conyers, Esq., of the office of Keeper of His Majesty's Stores of Ordnance, ammunition, &c., in the Tower of London, with the fee of 3s. a day and all profits, &c. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 9.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Cashier to pay 127l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Backwell for half a year as Comptroller of Customs, London port. Money Book (Customs), pp. 138, 139.
Money warrant for 225l. to Visct. Falkland for nine months to Sept. 29 last on his annuity payable out of the Bishopric of Winchester : to be paid out of the Exchequer. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076. p. 158.
Nov. 29 and 27 Same for 15,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin for the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber : to be issued out of such loans as shall be made into the Exchequer on the credit of the fifth quarter of the Eighteen Months' assessment : repayable in a course detailed. Ibid, pp. 138, 142.
Nov. 29 Same for 20,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the Household : to be paid out of such money as shall be lent into the Exchequer by Charles Toll, gent., on the credit of the fifth quarter of the Eighteen Months' assessment : said loan to be repayable out of the first money that shall come in on that quarter. Ibid, p. 140.
Same for 91l. 5s. 0d. to Sir Ph. Musgrave, Kt., for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Governor of Carlisle garrison. Ibid.
Same for 141l. 3s. 9d. to Sir Robt. Holmes, Captain and Governor of the Isle of Wight, being by him expended in the necessary repairs of the castles, forts and houses there in 1670 and 1671. Ibid, p. 143.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt. George Wharton, Treasurer of the Ordnance, assigned an order, No. 42. for 2,500l. (registered on the wines and vinegar after 104,967l. 12s. 6d. thereon) to John Colvile, whose administratrix assigned 800l. thereof to Anthony Steevens. You are to issue 800l. (with 6 per cent. interest) to said Steevens : to be by a tally on the Customs Cashier. Ibid, p. 146.
Money warrant for 375l. each to Lord Alington, Sir John Finch and John Evelyn for nine months to 1672, June 24, as members of the Council of Foreign Plantations. Ibid, p. 197.