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June 1675, 16-30

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'Entry Book: June 1675, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 751-770. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80536 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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June 1675, 16-30

Date. Nature are Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 16 Money warrant for 119l. 18s. 4d. to John Dolben. Receiver of His Majesty's fines imposed by the Court of the Council in the Principality and Marches of Wales, being the balance due on his fee of 20l. per an., on which for eight years to Lady Day last he has only received 40l. 1s. 8d. Money Book (General), p. 131.
Same for 1,300l. to Sir William Temple for a quarter's ordinary, payable on the 26th May last, as Ambassador Extraordinary to the States General. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to Nathaniell Bradley for half a year to Xmas last on his allowance as Consul at Tripoli. Money Book (General), p. 132.
Same for 6,756l. 17s. 2d. to John Portman to complete two years' interest on his principal debt, as by the letters patent of 1674, July 23 : it appearing by a certificate of Auditor Aldworth, bearing date the 14th inst., and by an interest accompt made up to 1674, July 1, that there is due to said Portman 47,387l. 6s. 11d. [principal money loaned to the Government] together with 12,527l. 15s. 3d. due to him upon [? assigned] orders of loan, making a total principal of 59,915l. 2s. 2d. : two years' interest whereon at 6 per cent. making the interest principal every six months amounts to 7,519l. 15s. 3d., of which 762l. 18s. 1d. was directed by warrant of Oct. 13 last, thus leaving 6,756l. 17s. 2d., "which is 63l. 5s. 7d. less than the total of the stated accompt herewith sent you, the said accompt by so much exceeding two years' interest of the whole principal debt." Ibid, pp. 132-3.
Same for 50l. each to the following for one quarter each on their pensions as Maids of Honour, viz. Mris. Cary Frazier, Mris. Dorothy Howard, Mris. Ann Howard, Mris. Phillipa Temple, Mris. Frances Sheldon, Mris. Ann Walker. Ibid, p. 133.
Treasurer Danby to Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Lancelett Lake, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Robert Payton, or any two or more of the Commissioners for the late Eighteen Months' Assessment for co. Middlesex. Several sums of money assessed on officers in Middlesex and the proportion laid upon the Tower Within for said assessment are not yet collected, although you have been several times solicited in this affair without effect. You are forthwith to give order for the speedy collecting of said arrears and to make a re-assessment for what cannot be collected. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. pp. 61-2.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners for the future upon the death or removal of any Customs officer (except the Collectors) to deliver up his bonds, where no cause of forfeiture appears, or in case of such forfeiture then to deliver them up on satisfaction made. Ibid, p. 62.
Same from same to same. By letters patent of — the King has appointed that where any goods shall be seized for non-payment of Customs, the Customs whereof would not exceed 40s., the Customs Commissioners should compound such seizures, agree with the parties offending and finally acquit them. Several sums of money have been received and from time to time may be received by way of composition in pursuance of such agreement. It is hereby directed that the Receivers of London port, who ought to receive the Customs of the said goods, shall receive the moneys already paid or in future to be paid for such compositions to the use of His Majesty and shall pay same to the Cashier General [of the Customs]. The Collectors of said port and the Comptroller, Surveyor and Surveyor General there are to make entry thereof in their books of account to be transmitted from time to time into the Exchequer, "and that to the titles of the parchment books under the Exchequer seal for the said officers it be added that such books contain an account of such moneys." Ibid, p. 63.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675 May of a grant to Tho. Felton and William Chiffinch of the office of Surveyor and Keeper of the Hawks on the surrender of Sir Allen Apsley and Sir Peter Apsley. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 187.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated April of a grant to William Noyes of 100l. levied upon the estate of John Higden outlawed for debt to said Noyes. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 187.
[? June 16] Entry of demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Hanley at the nomination of John Loyd, of divers messuages and parcels of land in Bergavenny and elsewhere, co. Monmouth, parcel of the lands of Edward Lewis seized to the King. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 63.
June 16 Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1675, May, of a grant to Sir Denny Ashburnham and Sir James Edwards of several manors and lands late of Sir John Jacob, in cos. Essex, Huntingdon, Cambridge and Somerset, which have been extended for non payment of his part of the arrears of 30,000l. payable to the King by him and others, late Farmers of the Customs, and which [his said part] was afterwards paid by William Wogan, Esq., [and] William Maniston, of London, merchant, purchasers of the greatest part of the said extended [parts and] other lands of the said Jacob : to be held in trust for said Wogan and Maniston for the protection of their respective purchases until that part of the said debt payable by said Jacob be satisfied to them out of his estate and for such other purposes as the Exchequer Court shall direct. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 186.
Same of same, dated same, of a grant to John Silvester (appointed one of the falconers, loco Gerret Rainders surrendered) of the annuity or yearly pension of 2s. a day and 13l. 13s. 9½d. per an. for a livery : to be paid out of the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 188.
Same of same, dated same, of a grant to Thomas Povey of a yearly pension of 100l. as one of His Majesty's Masters of Requests. Ibid.
June 17 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay the 765l. 1s. 1d. as by the warrant of the 14th inst., to Sir John Banks. Money Book (General), p. 133.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant to John, Lord Frescheville, of the manor of Hemel Hempstead, co. Herts., and of all rents reserved or to be reserved upon my demise thereof or on any part thereof and all liberties and privileges thereto belonging for 31 years from the death of the Queen Consort (part of whose jointure it is) and at the rent of 9l. per an. : with a clause that the King's interest in the premises at the time of said Queen's death shall remain and be for the use of said Lord for said term. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 26, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 358-9 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 192.
June 18 Warrant from Treasurer Danby [to the Customs Commissioners] to deliver to the Earl of Norwich, on payment of Customs, two belts and a stuff suit of cloths sent from France for the use of Marquess of Huntly. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 68.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Mris. Skelton what is due for interest upon her order for 2,000l. Money Book (General), p. 134.
Privy seal for 200,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Royal warrant, dated June 11, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated? June 16, of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon, dated June 19.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 355, 358 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 188 ; Money Book (General), p. 134.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of the office of Surveyor General of Customs, London port, to George Smith and Francis Smith, Esqrs., in reversion after George Nicolas and Orlando Bridgeman : with the salary of 500l. per an. and all profits, &c., thereof. King's Warrant Book IV. p. 357.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Andrew King of the office of Clerk of the bills of the Customs for 31 years from the expiry of the grant thereof made to him in 1660 ; said King having heretofore furnished (by His Majesty's direction) the garrison of Pendennis with necessaries to a considerable sum, amounting (with 6 per cent. interest) to 2,560l. or thereabouts, in satisfaction whereof he prays the above extension of term. A clause to be inserted empowering said King from henceforth to print the said bills (from henceforth to the end of said term to print and publish the said bills as he or his executors, &c., shall think fit). (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 26, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 361 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 210.
Same to the Attorney General for a same for a grant to Charles, Lord Lucas of an annuity or yearly pension of 500l., to commence from Lady Day last, during pleasure. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 9, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 360 ; Ibid, p. 199.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Charles Stuert, son to Sir Nicholas Stuert, Bart., and to Sir Francis Dorrell, Kt. (in the margin : Sir James Worsley, "this amendment agreed to by His Majesty 23 June, 1675"), of the office of one of the Chamberlains of the Exchequer ; in reversion after Sir Nicholas Stuart, who hath a grant thereof for his life. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 16, of docquet hereof, the grant being, as amended above, to said Charles Stuert and Sir James Worseley.) Ibid, p. 362 ; Ibid, p. 204.
Same to same for a same for a grant to John Moore, gent., of the office of one of the King's waiters, Bristol port, in reversion after Richard Ham. John Harper, John Tayler or Robert Messenger, the present same : with the usual fee of 15l. per an. and all other profits. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 8, of docquet hereof. The docquet recites that the grant is by and with the consent and advice of Treasurer Danby.) Ibid, p. 363 ; Ibid, p. 198.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Louis, Lord Duras of an annuity of 500l., to commence from Xmas (Michaelmas) last, during pleasure. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 26, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 364 ; Ibid, p. 192.
Same for a privy seal authorising Thomas Porter, at his own charge, to recover three ships of tin sunk between Nieuport and Ostend, in Flanders, in 1665 : he to have a moiety of the tin recovered and to have His Majesty's protection. King's Warrant Book IV. p. 365.
Same to Treasurer Danby to warrant the woodward of Whittlewood Forest to fell timber to defray 103l. 17s. 0d., being the cost of felling and carriage of timber as by the royal warrant of Sept. 18 last for the felling of 40 trees for the repair of the King's lodge at Woodstock. (Treasurer Danby's warrant hereon accordingly, dated June 30, to Tho. Newton, woodward of Whittlewood Forest.) Ibid, pp. 392-3 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 85.
Same to Sir Philip Lloyd. Treasurer and Receiver General of the revenue late in jointure to the Queen Mother, to pay 500l. as royal bounty to Raphaell Tartareau, Gentleman Usher of said late Queen Mother's privy chamber : he having served said Queen about 58 years and received neither wages nor pension for 19 years thereof, being thereby obliged to engage his estate in both England and France and sell his jewels to the amount of 3,000l. : the said Queen Mother having directed him three several leases, which, however, he could not obtain. Said 500l. to be paid out of the 2½ years' rents and revenues set apart by the King for gratifying said Queen Mother's servants. King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 395-6.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to John Birch, Auditor of Excise, to discharge Sir William Bucknell et al., late Farmers of Excise of the five counties, of the residue of 627l. 18s. 8¾d. (being their allowance of elapsed interest) on their paying 1,053l. 8s. 1d. into the Exchequer and 1,046l. 11s. 11d. to Richard Kent, Receiver General of Excise, being the sums remaining in their hands. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 80.
June 19 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 2,000l. to Major Watson in part of his order of May 17 last, for 8,000l. : and
500l. to Sir Thomas Armstrong in part of his order of May 31 last for 2,000l.
Money Book (General), p. 134.
Letter of direction on an order, dated 1671-2, Mar. 13, for 5,000l. to the Duke of Monmouth : same being hereby charged on the Hearthmoney rent payable in March next. Ibid, p. 134.
Money warrant for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Elias Ashmole for 2½ years to Lady Day last on his fee as a Herald at Arms. Ibid, p. 135.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Francis Hollingshead, late Receiver of the Eighteen Months' tax in Chester city and county, to pay out of the remains of the moneys of said tax in his hands 75l. to Nathaniel Booth for his pains as Receiver and Solicitor for the late subsidy in 1671, for Chester county and city. Ibid.
Same, dormant, from same to the Receipt for tallies of proof [or] assignment to be levied at the Exchequer from time to time quarterly on the Farmers of the 5s. per tun on French shipping : to be for the payment of the annuity of 400l. to John Cooke for his good service under several Secretaries of State : as by the great seal of Dec. 30 last. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Terne as a landwaiter, Sunderland port, loco George Loftus, deceased. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 64.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to stay proceedings against Anthony Sturt, of London, Esq., on the information against him by Walter Powell, et al., about a ship's lading of wheat, said Sturt "having several things to allege in his defence which he has desired may come to a hearing before me in order to the adjustment of the matter." Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a parcel of Swedish iron and the vessel in which it was transported from Amsterdam, belonging to Daniell Hoare, merchant, and seized by Jeremiah Hunt, officer at Hull, on the pretence that such importation was prohibited by a clause in the Act for Navigation : it appearing from the report of the 12th inst. from the said Commissioners on the said Hoare's petition that "an information being heretofore brought in the Court of Exchequer for a parcel of Malaga wine imported from Ostend and a special verdite being found before the then Lord Chief Baron Hales it was afterwards argued by the whole court and declared that the said clause was only relative to the goods of Asia, Africa and America, and not to the goods of Europe, and judgment was thereupon given for the defendent against the information, and that you have inquired into the practice of this port [London] and find it attested by the officers as well clerks as others that iron of the product of Swedland and other countries hath been frequently imported from Holland without interruption and that you find no precedent in the port of London for the confiscation of Swedish iron or any other European commodities since the aforesaid judgment in the Exchequer." Ibid, p. 65.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to stay proceedings against Sir Robert Vyner, Henry Lewis and Richard Stratford, citizens and goldsmiths of London, on their bond of 1671, July 6, for 2,800l. to John Browne found by inquisition Jan. 27 last (extent having been awarded against Thomas Browne and said John Browne on two bonds to the King) and likewise against said Vyner, Lewis and Stratford on their bond of 1671, Nov. 24, in 900l. to Charles Goodwine, conditioned to pay 450l. within 20 days after demand, the Sheriff of Middlesex having seized said bond into the King's hands by reason that said Goodwin, William Walker and Ambros Ested are bound to the King in 14,300l., whereon extent has been issued and an inquisition taken May 12 last before Sir Nathaniell Herne and Sir John Lethulier, Sheriffs of Middlesex, whereupon the abovesaid bond of Vyner et al was found. The present stay of proceedings being due to the fact that said Vyner, Lewis and Stratford have advanced great sums to the King, which are still owing at the Exchequer, whereby they are disabled from the speedy payment of said debts. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. pp. 66-7.
Same from same to Sir William Jones, Attorney General. I am commanded by the King to take care that no prosecutions be had on His Majesty's behalf against Thomas Whitgrave, gent., Francis Reynolds, gent., Mary Pendrell, widow, William Pendrell, George Pendrell, Humph, Pendrell, John Pendrell and Elizabeth Yates, widow (persons very instrumental in His Majesty's preservation after Worcester fight), for their recusancy. And being informed that some proceedings have been had against them in ordinary course, whereby they or some of them are in danger to be disturbed in their persons and estates, you are to wholly supersede all such process. Ibid, pp. 67-8.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Duchess of Richmond, customs free, five packs, containing a velvet bed, a damask bed, with several chairs and stools belonging to them, without silver or gold fringes, and lately imported from France in the "Portsmouth" yacht. Ibid, p. 69.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Wine Licences to discharge William Stirke, vintner in Oxford, of his contract for a licence to retail wine in Oxford city for a term of years yet to come at 20l. per an., he finding he cannot proceed in his trade of retailing wine there without manifest ruin by reason of the great opposition he receives from the University : all out of a due regard to the University, who have made application herein, and also in view af your opinion that the continuance of the licence will not promote the consumption of wine. Ibid, p. 70.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated June, of a grant to Thomas Ellyot and John Nevill of the office of Master of the Buckhounds in reversion after John Carey. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 190.
Dr. Butler, prebendary of Windsor, desires to be heard before any grant pass to Sir Robert Thomas of Sir Edward Thomas's lands. Notice to be given to Mr. Hall, Attorney in the Exchequer ; there being a petition of Dr. Butler's to the King referred to the Lord Treasurer and [with] his case annexed. Caveat Book, p. 14.
June 20 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Monsieur Brunetts, Custom free, and without opening, several vestments, habits, scenes and other necessaries belonging to the Italian comedians and lately brought from France in the "Portsmouth" and "Ann" yachts. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 68.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Walter Wortesly (Wrotsley, Wrotesly), bart., Richard Congrave and John Gifford, Esqrs., and their heirs of the rents and particulars in the schedule below upon trust as to 100l. per an. thereof to the use of Mary Pendrell, late relict of Richard Pendrell, for her life, and after to the heirs of the body of said Richard Pendrell ; and as to 100l. per an. thereof to the use of William Pendrell and the heirs of his body ; and as to 100 marks per an. thereof to the use of John Pendrell and the heirs of his body ; and as to 100 marks per an. thereof to the use of Humphry Pendrell and the heirs of his body ; and as to 100 marks per an. thereof to the use of George Pendrell and the heirs of his body ; and as to 50l. per an. thereof to the use of Elizabeth Yates and the heirs of her body ; and as any the said persons shall happen to die without issue that person's share is to remain and come to the survivors and their heirs to share equally so long as any issue of their bodies continue : and for want of such trust then to hold for the King and his heirs. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 16, of docquet hereof.)
Appending :—Said schedule of particulars.
King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 366-370 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, pp. 203-4.
£ s. d.
per an.
Co. Stafford :—
A fee farm issuing out of the lands of Burlaughton [Barlaston] 5 16 8
A Tenth reserved for the scite and demesnes of the late priory of Rocester 3 18 0
The like for lands in Stone, Darlaston and Walton 3 16
The fee farm rent of a mill in Alvecote [? Wilnecote] 5 0 0
The rent of a messuage in Lichfield in the tenure of Richard Hamersley 3 0 0
The fee farm rent of Iverley Wood 3 2 6
Same of the rectory of Stedgford, besides the curate's stipendium of 10l. per an. 8 0 0
Same of the great tithes in the parish of Stone 19 0 8
Same of the small tythes there 26 19 8
Same of tythes in Rocester, besides the curate's stipend of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. 8 13 4
The pension issuing out of the church of Church Eaton 10 0 0
The fee farm rent of the lordship or late priory of Trentham 105 0 0
A tenth reserved for the manor of Wetton and Butterton 4 4
The fee farm rent of the rectory of Shenstone 5 19
Same of the manor of Mosshouse in Shenstone 9 0
A Tenth reserved for the rectory of Kinfare 2 4 2
The rent for lands in Orslow 2 0 0
Same for lands in Wyrley 2 9 10
Same for lands in Caldmore 2 0 0
Same for tythes in Tittensor 2 13 4
A pension issuing out of the church of Swinnerton 2 0 0
The rent of tythes in Farley and Cotton 2 5 0
Same of the tythes of Calton and Watersell [Waterfall] 102 6 8
A pension issuing out of the rectory of Bradley 3 6 8
Co. Hereford :—
A rent issuing out of the benefit of Shuringfield paid by the Master of the Works of the Cathedral church of Hereford 5 0 0
An annual rent reserved for the manor and rectory of Wembridge 8 4 2
Co. Salop :—
A Tenth reserved for the manor of Lilleshall 4 0
The like for the scite and demesnes of the priory of Lilleshall 4 4 4
The like for the grange of Morevil 3 0 8
The rent of the tithes of Walton and Burton Chappell 4 13 4
The rent of the chapel of Dawley 3 6 8
Same of the tithes of the forest near Shrewsbury 4 3 4
Same of the tithes in Shipton, Morehouse, Larden, Bratton, Weston, Hopton, and Muckhall 10 3 4
Same of the rectory of Marchamley 3 0 4
Same of the tithes in Barrow, Posenhall, Allestree and Swinnes 2 10 0
Same payable by the Clothiers' Company in Shrewsbury 4 0 0
Same of tithes in Great Ness, Hopton, and Sheterton 7 0 0
Same of the rectory of Ercall 10 0 0
Same of tithes belonging to the late college of Bridgnorth clearly 19 9 4
Same of same belonging to the late college of St. Chad, in Shrewsbury 8 7 10
Same of Shiffnall mill 2 0 0
A Tenth reserved for the manor of Hardwick 2 2 5
The like for the manor of Burton and Callaughton 3 1
The like for the manor of Gitton 4 8 5
Co. Worcester :—
The fee farm rent of the rectory of Ombersley 32 18 4
The rent of the tithes of Defford Grange 4 0 0
Same of same in Willresdy 9 2 2
Co. Warwick :—
A Tenth reserved for the rectory of St. Nicholas and St. Mary in Warwick 6 13 4
The fee farm rent of the rectory of Wolhampton, clear 24 13 4
Co. Leicester :—
The rent of the rectory of Bushby and Thurnby 10 0 0
The fee farm rent of the tithes of Workington, Newhold and Willeston, clear 9 6 8
June 21 Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Shaw, Esq., son and heir of Sir John Shaw, Kt. and Bart., and Charles Shaw, another of the sons of same Sir John, of the office of Collector [Inwards] of tonnage and poundage to be received within the port of London, and to have the custody of the seal called Cocquet in said port : with the annuity or yearly rent of 466l. 13s. 4d. for life : all in reversion after Sir John Shaw and Robert Townson and upon the surrender of the patent of 1674, Dec. 17, granting said office to Sir Philip Lloyd in reversion after said Sir J. Shaw and R. Townson : all in as ample manner and form as James Maxwell, Sir John Suckling, Sir William Rider, John Moore, late citzen and alderman of London, Sir Hen. Billingsley, Abraham Dawes, Tho. Dawes, John Dawes, Sir John Shaw and Robert Townson or any of them. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, 1675, July 7, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 371-3 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 195.
Privy seal for 1,000l. to Sir Thomas Williams, Bart., to commence from 1674, June 24, to continue during pleasure, and to be disposed for such uses and purposes as the King shall think fit to direct : to be received without accompt, imprest or charge. (Royal warrant, dated? May 19, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 19, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, pp. 381, 349 ; Ibid, p. 189.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. to Edward Seymour on any orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy : to be by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (General), p. 136.
Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Elliott for one quarter on his fees of 500l. per an. as Master of the Harehounds, and allowance of 200l. per an. as keeper of His Majesty's house at Newmarket and annuity of 100l. per an. on various arrears 'detailed' of said fees. Ibid.
Same for 1,815l. 16s. 6d. to Thomas Row to complete two years interest at 6 per cent. on the principal owing to him, making the interest principal every six months : all as by the patent of July 23 last for two years' interest to the goldsmiths : it appearing by the two accompts made up by Auditor Richard Aldworth and by a certificate from him of the 16th inst. that the principal money due from the King to said Row amounts to 15,543l. 15s. 4½d. and that two years' interest thereon (making the interest principal every six months) amounts to 1,950l. 15s. 7d., whereof 134l. 19s. 1d. due for the interest of 1,075l. 12s. 0d., part of said principal due upon orders of loan in the Exchequer, will be paid and made good to him by the Treasury warrant of this day's date. Ibid, p. 137.
Same for 15l. 17s. 9d. to abovesaid Thomas Row, being [compound interest or] the sum arising by making into principal at the end of every six months the 129l. 1s. 4d., which is hereby likewise to be paid, being two years' interest of the principal sum of 1,075l. 12s. 0d. upon orders of loan at the Exchequer to said Row : the whole interest of 134l. 19s. 1d. to be paid by tallies on the Excise. Ibid, p. 138.
Money warrant for 75l. each to the following for a quarter each as the Queen's Dressers, viz. : Mrs. Windham, Lady Frazier, Lady Tuke, Lady Clinton, Lady Thornhill, Lady Killigrew, Mris. Cranmer, Mris. Deborde, Mris. Crane, Mris. Orpe. Money Book (General), p. 139.
Same for 50l. to Madam Carter for one quarter on her annuity or yearly pension. Ibid, p. 140.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Ellis Lloyd and John Morgan for last Lady Day quarter on their yearly sum as by the letters patent of Oct. 9 last. Ibid.
Same from same to same to pay 50l. to Richard Topham for same as by letters patent of same date. Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners. There are divers quantities of guns and gunners' stores frequently shipped off at Tower wharf and other places on the Thames and Medway and transported to His Majesty's forts, castles and garrisons as well foreign as domestic. These ought not to pay any customs, being for His Majesty's service. You are to take order that all such ordnance, carriages, powder, shot, and other guns, stores and ammunition of war as shall be certified by the Master General of the Ordnance to be so shipped for His Majesty's service be cleared customs free. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 69.
Same from same to the Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths. The Bishop of Bath and Wells is in arrear for the Tenths of that diocese and prays that process may not issue against him for the same before Oct. 13 next. You are to forbear process till further order. Ibid, p. 70.
[?] Same from same to Sir Robt. Crooke, Clerk of the Pipe, for a lease to the Rt. Honble. Anne Countess Dowager of Marischal of those two houses called Little Wallingford House and Pickering House, "extending from the open street to St. James's Park wall westward, and bounded on the north side from the yard and part of the house called Wallingford House and yard, and upon the south side [abutting] upon the ground and house now in the possession of Sir Robert Holmes, and fronts upon the street in the main part thereof eastwards, and are erected upon the said park wall westwards, lying and being in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields" [the preceding is manifestly a bad translation by the clerk of a Latin particular], all for 99 years at a pepper corn rent, together with the usual covenants for repairs.
Prefixing :—Particular and ratal of the premises.
Ibid, pp. 71-2.
June 21 Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver at Sir Thomas Bond's house at Peckham, on payment of Customs, some household stuff and cloths for his own use lately brought from France on one of the King's yachts. Ibid, p. 72.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay Geo. Nicolas 250l. for half a year on his fee as Surveyor General of Customs. Money Book (General), p. 141.
Money warrant for 200l. to Sir William Turner for expenses in the prosecution of several suits now depending in His Majesty's behalf in the Exchequer Court and elsewhere. Ibid.
June 22 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt. Mr. Mounteney has been ordered to bring into the Exchequer 3,250l. for the Judges' respective salaries due the last day of this term, and also 175l to the Judges of Wales and 275l. to the Masters of Chancery. You are to issue said sums accordingly. Money Book (General), p. 139.
Same to same to pay 12,000l. to Edward Seymour on any orders drawn in his name as Treasurer of the Navy : to be for two weeks for the Navy. Ibid, p. 141.
Same to same to pay Dr. Gibbons what is due to him on his pension of 100l. per an. Ibid.
June [? 23] Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1675, June, of a pardon to Samuel Rhodes, gent., of the killing of John White : with restitution of lands and goods. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 191.
June 23 Privy seal for 300l. to Richard Bulstrode, Esq., the King's Agent residing at Brussels : to be received without accompt. (Royal warrant, dated June 18, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 21, of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon, dated June 24. "the same being intended for his equipage to follow the camp.") King's Warrants Book IV. pp. 359, 370 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 191 ; Money Book (General), p. 142.
Same for 1,100l. to George Phillpott in satisfaction of his interest in a parcel of wood grounds called Norley Thornes, Upper Thornes and Lower Thorne, in New Forest, and all the trees thereon, granted by the great seal of 1667, May 11. to Henry Phillpot : the interest in the premises having come to said George Phillpott by meane assignments and now by him surrendered to the King. (Royal warrant, dated June 11, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 19, of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon, dated July 8 to be paid by tallies on the Surveyors General of Woods.) Ibid, pp. 357, 380 ; Ibid, p. 189 ; Ibid, pp. 164-5.
Royal sign manual for 152l. 5s. 1d. to John, Earl of Rochester, for so much disbursed by him upon repairs of the King's lodge at Woodstock, as appears by a bill of particulars thereof. (Money warrant hereon, dated June 26.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 373 ; Money Book (General), p. 146.
Same for 100l. to Monsieur Rene Petit as royal bounty, (Money warrant hereon, dated June 24.) Ibid, p. 374 ; Ibid, p. 143.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy [sic for great] seal for a grant to Ellis Lloyd, gent., of an annuity of 155l. 5s. 4d., being the yearly Tenths and other duties due to the King, charged upon the bishopric of Llandaff. payable yearly to the King at the Exchequer : to hold same for three years from the first day of Easter term last, with power to give discharges, &c., to said bishop, &c. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 16, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 374-5 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 205.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Thomas, Lord Windsor of all that house, messuage or tenement now lately erected and built, situate in St. James's Park, abutting on the garden belonging to the lodgings in the possession of Christian Horrall, apothecary, on the East, upon a grove of trees in the said park on the West, upon the lodgings in the possession of Lord Duras on the North, and on the lodgings in the occupation of said Christian Horrall on the South, containing in depth from North to South 52 feet : to hold for his natural life. (Vacated : see infra under date Sept. 8. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 9, of docquet hereof.) Ibid. p. 376 ; Ibid, p. 199.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Richard Langley, Kt., of the office of one of the Auditors of Imprests upon the surrender of Roger Twisden and William Aldworth, Esq. of the office of one of the said Auditors lately granted to said Twisden in possession and said Aldworth in reversion. Together with a grant to said William Aldworth, Esq., of a grant of the like office in reversion after Broke Bridges or said Langley. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 29, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 377 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 195.
Same to same for a same for a grant to John. Earl of Rochester of the manors of Twickenham and Edmonton, co. Midd, and of the manor of East and West Deeping, co. Lincoln, and of the manor of Chertsey, co. Surrey, and of all lands, tithes, tenements, liberties and hereditaments to them belonging, &c., and all rents reserved on demises of same or any part thereof, and all Courts Leet, &c., fishing, fowling, &c., for 31 years from the determination of his present lease of such parts thereof as he holds from the Queen Consort and from the death of the said Queen Consort for the remainder : all at the reserve rents of 20 marks for the manors of Twickenham, Edmonton and Chertsey, and 4l. 1s. 3½d. for the manor of East and West Deeping. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 29, of docquet hereof. Vide infra p. 787.) Ibid, pp. 378-9 ; Ibid, p. 196.
Same to the Attorney General for a same for a grant of the office of King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court (now held by Henry Ayloffe) to George Johnson of the Middle Temple, London (in reversion after said Ayloffe) : and after [said Johnson] to Anthony Ettrick of the Middle Temple, and afterwards to William Ettrick, Esq., son of said Anthony Ettrick "in trust nevertheless in the first place for the indemnifying and saving harmless the Honble. Vere Bertie, his executors and administrators of and from any branch of trust that may in any wise be adjudged or decreed that the said Vere Bertie hath made or committed for or by reason of the accepting of the office of one of the Barons of our Court of Exchequer," and secondly for indemnifying said Vere Bertie for any forfeitures, losses, &c., he may be put to by reason of his making Tobias Eden his deputy whilst said Bertie did hold said office of King's Remembrancer which said Bertie was induced to do, being directed thereunto by the last will of the late Visct. Fanshawe, and lastly upon further trust to surrender said office when said Bertie shall be indemnified and saved harmless as aforesaid. King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 388-9.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Capt. Wharton 200l. on any late orders drawn in his name for the Office of Ordnance : to be by Wharton paid over to Mr. Collingwood for the fortifications in Holy Island. Money Book (General) p. 142.
Same to Sir Stephen Fox to pay 230l. to the assigns of Mr. Cranfelld and 100l. to the assigns of Mr. Brandt for their full payment for their voyage to Surinam. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver certain wearing clothing to three Swedish Lords, viz. : Count Oxensterne, Count Packell, and Count Rozenhane, and other Swedish gentlemen lately arrived from France and designed for Swedeland. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 72.
June 24 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the Treasurer of the Ordnance 7,500l. in full of one year's allowance, ending on date hereof, for the Office of Ordnance. Money Book (General), p. 142.
Letter of direction by Treasurer Danby for tallies for 5,000l. on the Customs and 1,000l. on the Hearthmoney Farmers, as in further part of the order of the 5th inst. for 10,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox, on which order 2,000l. is already paid. Ibid, p. 143.
Warrant from same to the Law duties' Farmers to pay 100l. to Fabian Phillips, Assistant and Deputy Comptroller to Sir Robert Atkins, junr. (Comptroller General of the accounts of the Law duties), for half a year of his salary, as by the privy seal of 1673, May 28. Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship "Charles and Mary," George Roberts master, owned by Charles Caryll and Edward Bell, said ship being laden with oil (which is amongst the enumerated commodities), and having left England duly navigated and manned, viz. with ten English and three Scotch, but that one of the English deserted at Bordeaux and another at Archangel, "and being from thence engaged upon a voyage to Leghorn was constrained to take in a greater force to defend herself against the Sallee men of war," and was therefore obliged to take in three Scotchmen, inhabitants of Wapping, and who served the King in the late [Dutch] war as English. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 73.
Same from same to same to deliver to the Countess of Cardigan two beds, &c., lately brought from France. Ibid, p. 74.
Same from same to same to permit Robert Hutchings, merchant at Exeter (who petitions on behalf of Robert de Parde, merchant at Rouen, in France), to export four casks of French toys consigned (by reason of the war between France and Spain) by said Parde to Hutchings to be transported to Bilboa, but which were seized by Tho. Cley, a tidesman at Exeter, as prohibited goods. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber (and similarly to Ralph Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, and Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works), for an account of the receipts and payments of money in said offices since 1673, June 24, "in distinct years, expressing the times of each of your particular receipts and from whom received, and that you continue to send me a monthly account of your receipts and payments in like manner for the future." Ibid, p. 75.
Warrant from same to the Trustees for Fee Farms, "next and immediately after the settling of your accounts touching the fee farms and the satisfaction of such persons as by great or privy seals already passed have preference in the purchasing of fee farm rents and pursue their claims," to contract with John Chase, Esq., for any fee farm or other saleable rents as shall be remaining not exceeding 300l. per an. Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to the mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Dartmouth for 99 years, terminable on three lives, of the office of water bailiff of Clifton Dartmouth Hardnes : on surrender of the leases thereof now in being and at the reserve rent of 14l. 13s. 4d. per an. and the fine of 20l. to be paid to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall.
Prefixing :—Particular of said office made out by Ja. Symes, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, and ratal thereof by Jo. Fisher, deputy to Sir C. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Ibid, pp. 76-8.
June 25 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Sir Edward Griffin 199l. upon any orders drawn in his name for the service of the office [of Treasurer of the Chamber.] Money Book (General), p. 144.
Money warrant for 250l. to Vere Bertie, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, being his fee for last Trinity term : and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby to the Earl of Bath, Lord Warden of the Stannaries. I have returned His Majesty's answer verbally to Sir John Arundell, Sir William Godolphin and others of those gentlemen who prepared the petition to the King concerning the quarterly coinings of tin. To prevent any further mistake I send it you in writing as follows, viz that His Majesty, considering it will be Xmas before any question can arise upon that matter by reason His Majesty intends not to interrupt the coinages either at Midsummer or Michaelmas, but believes they do belong to them of right, will give himself time till then to consider whether he can gratify them in their further request without prejudice to himself. I acquainted them at the same time that His Majesty was sorry they had not taken the price he had formerly offered them for their tin by way of farm (which at the time would have been of advantage to himself as well as them), but since it had been so positively refused those who had encouraged him to the bargain had otherwise disposed of their stock, besides that the price of tin was grown much lower and that for these reasons he was not now prepared to come to any agreement with them upon that matter, but that he intended to speak again with the same parties and would dispose them if he could to new offers if the price might be lower, which there seemed to be great reason for, and I am not without hopes yet of getting men to give 4l. per cent. [hundredweight] if a cheerful concurrence in the country can be found to it, without which I believe scarce any will deal for the commodity at all. Another great impediment to a present treaty was a consideration how improbable it would be to make any conclusive bargain with particular gentlemen out of the Convocation when it was not only doubted but affirmed by some of those very gentlemen that the Convocation itself could not bind the proprietors of the tin without their own consents, insomuch that I find it necessary to be well informed even on that also before the King be tied by new offers on his part when I do not see what obligation will lie on theirs after a price seemingly accepted by the tinners. Satisfy yourself herein, besides what information I can get by other means, so as we may not be liable to mistakes in the main of this affair. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. pp. 78-9, 88.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant to William Fall, gent., of the office of Comptroller of the ports of Plymouth and Fowey in reversion after Lewis Stukely, gent. King's Warrant Book IV. p. 382.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a same for a grant or lease to Charles, Earl of Middlesex for 99 years from 1695, of the houses situate in the Strand, extending from Duchy Lane to Strand Bridge, now said to be sub-divided into 35 several houses and of which a grant in reversion was made 1664, Aug. 8 (by the name of nine and twenty messuages) to Sir Robert Long and William Loveing (now deceased) (at the nomination of the late Countess of Guildford and Charles, Visct. Fitz Hardinge, afterwards Earl of Falmouth, deceased) : viz. in reversion after the several terms then in being and since expired : which said lease will expire in 1695, the interest wherein now remains in said Earl of Middlesex : he praying an extension of lease for the encouragement of his tenants to improve and rebuild the same with brick, they being now very ruinous and of old timber : such rebuilding to be done by the advice of the King's Surveyor General of Works. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Aug. 16, of docquet hereof.) Ibid. pp. 383-4 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 212.
Royal warrant for a privy seal granting to John Tregeagle all money by him received for fines commonly called Post coinages, between 1673. Dec. 25, and 1675. June 24 inclusive (being a fine of 4 per cent.). (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 8, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 384 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 198.
Same for a same, confirming the grant of 1,000l. paid to Mr. Ralph Montague out of the prize money when he was Ambassador to the Most Christian King, and to stop process of distringas issued against him for the same, by reason it was not declared in His Majesty's warrant to the Treasurer of the Prizes that the said sum was to be received without accompt. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 22, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 385 ; Ibid, p. 206.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of the office of Attorney General of the Duchy of Cornwall to Nicholas Courtney with the fee of 50l. : this to revoke and replace the patent of 1671, granting him same office with the fee of 20l. per an. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Aug. 17, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 385 ; Ibid, p. 214.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Thomas Metcalfe, his executors and administrators, of all waifs, strays, felons goods, royalties and other casual profits arising within the several hamlets or parishes of Askrigg (belonging to the late manor or reputed manor of Askrigg and hamlets of) Naperskarr, and Newbiggen, co. Yorks, together with the soil and ground of the wastes and commons there (which said manors have not been of any benefit to His Majesty or his royal progenitors for 70 years last past) : for 31 years at the rent of 10s. per an. : said Metcalfe at his proper cost and charge to recover said casual profits and to make improvement of the waste. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 9. of docquet hereof). Ibid, p. 386 ; Ibid. p. 200.
Same to the Attorney General for a same for a grant to Richard, Lord Arundell of Trerice, of an annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. : to commence from Xmas last : during pleasure. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Aug. 17, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 386 ; Ibid, p. 212.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a same for a grant to Anthony Segar and Charles Segar of the office of collector of great and petty customs, Southampton port, in reversion after Adam de Cardonell. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated July 16, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 389 ; Ibid, p. 202.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a same for a grant to Charles Bertie (Bartie) of the manors of Marden alias Mawarden, co. Hereford, and of Barnsley and Dodworth, alias Barnsley cum Dodworth, co. York, with its appurtenances and all coal mines, open or hid, and all royalties, privileges, liberties, &c. (except the advowsons and all royal mines of gold and silver) for 31 years from the determination of the lease of such parts thereof as he holds from the Queen Consort and from the death of said Queen for the remainder : at the yearly rent of 20 nobles. King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 390-1 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 197.
Royal sign manual for 100l. as royal bounty to Nicholas Courtney, Attorney [General] of the Duchy of Cornwall. (Money warrant, dated June 30, hereon.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 392 ; Money Book (General), p. 150.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Elizabeth, Viscountess Mordaunt, relict of John, Visct. Mordaunt, of the sum of 4d., being one third part of the sum of 12d and of one third part of all and every the duties and things granted by indenture, dated 1660, Mar. 29, to Visct. Mordaunt, since deceased. Sir Thomas Payton, bart., and Sir Jeremy Whichcott, by the name of Jeremy Whichcott, of the Inner Temple, Esq., which said indenture granted them for 31 years from 1660, Xmas, the 12d. payable to the King in respect of the grant in the said indenture recited to have been made to the late Queen Elizabeth ("granted to the late Queen Elizabeth by the Brethren and Fellowship of Hoastmen of the town of Newcastle") for each and every chaldron of sea coals, stone coals and pit coals of the water measure of Newcastle upon Tyne, which, during the term of said indenture, should be sold, shipped, carried or vented out of the river or haven of Tyne to be spent within this realm and not transported beyond the seas : the said 12d. to be paid by the Governor, Stewards and Brethren of the Fellowship of the Hoastmen of Newcastle upon Tyne before the ship carrying same be cleared or discharged, all under the yearly rent of 1,838l. 12s. 6d.
The present grant to commence and take effect from the determination of the above recited grant and to continue for 31 years under the rent of 612l. 17s. 6d. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Sept. 22, of docquet hereof.)
King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 409-10 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 220.
Royal sign manual for 214l. to Thomas Porter, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke de Villa Hermosa. Governor of the Spanish Netherlands : being for his extraordinary expenses in his said negociation. King's Warrant Book IV. p. 420.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Danby to warrant the felling of timber in New Forest sufficient to meet the 1,100l. granted to George Phillpott by the privy seal of the 23rd inst. (Treasurer Danby's warrant hereon, dated July 8, to Thomas Agar and Charles Stroude, Surveyors General of Woods this side Trent et al. accordingly.) Ibid, p. 375 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. pp. 101-2.
June 26 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay the patent officers in the outports one quarter on their salaries. Money Book (General), p. 144.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the respective outports to pay the various officers thereof the June 24 quarter last on their respective salaries. Ibid, p. 144.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 13l. each to the following for a quarter's salary as King's waiters, London port, viz. : Edw. Welden, John Shaw, Nicholas Parke, John Bowles, Francis Dacket, Andr. Haynes, Jeremy Hough, Samll. Groves, John Marshall, Jerrard Andrewes, Thomas Carter, Samuel Ward, Hugh Bantock, Jacob Preston, and Francis Roberts. Money Book (General), p. 145.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 1,000l. to the Lord Keeper, due at Midsummer last on his pension. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 200l. to the Bishop of Sarum for a quarter for the Poor Knights and officers of the Garter. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kent [Treasurer of Excise] to advance 7,500l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, on tallies struck on said Kent. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 300l. to Sir Fr. Windham for half a year on his pension. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay to the town of Dartmouth what is due on their pension of 40l. per an. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the last June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Customs [London port]. (Total, 7,423l. 11s. 8d.) Ibid, p. 146.
Money warrant for 75l. to Madam Civett for a quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Windham for one quarter on his pension Ibid, p. 147.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 36l. to John Seymour for three years on his fee as one of the undersearchers. London port. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Baggott for half a year of his annuity. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Richard Kent, Receiver and Cashier General of Excise, to pay the salaries, &c., detailed, of the Excise Office for the quarter ended the 24th inst. (Total, 2,142l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid, p. 148.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Mr. Newport and Mr. Darcy one quarter on their pensions. Ibid, p. 149.
Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their presentments of the 21st inst. Thomas Lastly, one of the tidesmen in the port of Plymouth, is to be appointed surveyor of the boatmen there, with the addition of 10l. per an. to his salary. To prevent an increase of the charge of said port the salary of one of the vacant tidesmen is to be sunk. The merchants of Bristol are to be required to pay the 26l. 15s. 3d. disbursed by Mr. Tyndall in prosecuting several suits against them for importing corn without paying the full duty and in his own defence upon several suits and informations by them prosecuted against him upon that occasion, as also the charge His Majesty's Solicitor has been at in prosecuting the recovery of the said duty. Further they are to release said Tyndall from all the said suits : otherwise the stay of proceedings against the said merchants is to be superseded. You are to pursue the opinion of Sergeant Stephens touching the repayment of half duty upon the exportation of corn and fish oil. You are to appoint Mr. Clement to collect the Custom at Lynn until further orders. The prosecution of Mr. Polstead, the Collector there, is to be suspended pending enquiry as to his present undertaking to secure his [debt to His] Majesty. Those persons who have undertaken to set up a manufacture of paper in this kingdom may be permitted to import one piece of coarse woollen cloth to make others by here. Mr. Skynner, one of the Jerquers, is to be paid his salary for the part of the quarter he served. [You are to allow Mr. Arthur Upton 20l. for officiating the trusts of Deputy Collector of Penryn and of Surveyor of Falmouth. Penryn and Truro from 1671, March, to 1672, Lady Day.] As you have a prospect of using Booke Bookey in some discoveries for His Majesty's service you may discharge him out of prison upon his entering into a new judgment on His Majesty's behalf. You are to make an allowance of one third to Mr. Stanley, of Southampton, for the decayed tobacco. Report me your opinion as to the expediency of supplying the vacancy caused by the death of the Collector at Appledore or of suppressing the said office. Col. Molesworth is to be directed to pay Mr. Mounteney the money arising by the sale of such Plantation goods as are returned in lieu of the duty payable in the Plantations. Mr. Mounteney is to keep distinct accompts of such receipts. [Sir Sackvill Crow is to be repaid the money by him paid at Milford Haven for the Customs of wreck wines, unless he be content to make an allowance thereout towards the officers' charge. You are to prosecute Mr. George Pley, Collector of Weymouth, for the debt owing by him to the King.] As to the case of Mr. Wright I have appointed that the Attorney General be attended therein. I desire to hear the officers concerned in Mr. Cotten's confession at your next coming to me. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 1-2, 4-5.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against Sir John Watts, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Herts, on the 91l. 15s. 0d. which could not be collected for want of distress, being for empty houses in the time of the late contagion. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 81.
Same from [same] to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Lady Hamilton a parcel of silk and silver Campane lace lately brought from France for her. Ibid, p. 78.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1675, June, of a grant to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and their successors of an annuity of 60l., out of the Exchequer, to be equally divided among the preaching ministers of the French church of the Savoy, now and for the time being, as an addition to what is already allowed them from the said church [? and] according to His Majesty's order in Council. [This docquet is followed by a second docquet, containing an exactly similar grant. I take this second docquet to be merely a duplicate of the first (the one docquet for the Privy Seal, the other for the Great Seal) and not to institute a grant of a second 60l. per an.] British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 194.
June 28 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the premises as in Major Thomas Babbington's petition : with a view to a new lease thereof to him for 99 years. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 79.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to strike tallies for payment of [a quarter on] Sir William Killigrew's pension. Money Book (General), p. 150.
Charles Bertie to the Treasurer of Excise to pay abovesaid tallies of said Sir W. Killigrew. Money Book (General), p. 150.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Dr. Barloe (now Bishop of Lincoln) 20 nobles due to him as Margaret Professor in Divinity, Oxford. Ibid, p. 155.
June 30 Same to [same] to pay 500l. per week from June 1 last, until 10,000l. be paid, to the Treasurer of the Navy upon any late orders in his name. Ibid, p. 149.
Privy seal for 125l. to Tho. Corbyn, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, being 2½ years' arrears to Lady Day last of his fee of 50l. per an. formerly payable out of the Crown revenues of Yorks, same being no longer payable thereout by reason of the sale of fee farms : his said salary to be in future paid out of the Exchequer. (Royal warrant, dated June 18, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated? June 26, of docquet hereof. Money warrant and dormant warrant, dated July 5, hereon.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 364, 394 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 194 ; Money Book (General). p. 160.
Same for giving allowance of 662l. 19s. 10d. upon William Young's accounts (as Keeper of Hampton Court House) of disbursements at Hampton Court in the repair of several lodgings there, making up several breaches in the park wall and new making the gates, for which 1,120l. was imprested to him by the privy seal of 1669, April 15, and 1,425l. 5s. 5d. by the privy seal of 1673, Oct. 20 : of which he has expended in such repairs 1,969l. 7s. 9d. and other sums, as follow, for which allowance cannot be had without this special warrant, viz. : 10l. 0s. 11d. for repairing William Miles his lodge ; 15l. 5s. 0d. for making a boat for the King at Hampton ; 73l. 18s. 0d. to Henry Dankert, picture drawer, for several prospect pictures by him furnished for the King's service ; 151l. 8s. 6d. and 25l. 9s. 6d. to Tobias Yates, gardener, for gardening work 1670-3 and 1674 ; 100l. to the under keepers for 5 years' wages to Xmas last ; 30l to John Olliver, the mole catcher, for the same time, and 100l. for keeping and feeding the swans and Spanish geese at 20l. per an. 28l. 9s. 9d. for interest of 574l. 13s. 6d. by him disbursed to artificers and workmen over and above his first imprest ; and 12l. 18s. 6d. for repairing the park pales, the Lodge House and other houses in 1673 and 1674, and 95l. 5s. 8d. expenses in passing said privy seals and Exchequer fees on the receipt of the money. (Royal warrant, dated June 18, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 26, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 365, 398-400 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 193.
Privy seal for 38,000l. to Baptist May for the use of the Privy Purse without account. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated June 26, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 397 ; Ibid, p. 192.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Matthias Scattergood (who has hitherto acted for a year as a landwaiter extraordinary without fee) as a landwaiter in ordinary, London port, loco Nehemiah Rogers, hereby dismissed. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 81.
Same from same to same to discharge from seizure two pieces of fine red cloth belonging to Maniell Garciano et al. and seized as prohibited goods in Dover port, being shipped by mistake at Amsterdam on the "St. Jacob" of Boston, Elisha Bennett, master, instead of another vessel then riding in the same port bound for Lisbon : the Customs officers believing same to be done by mistake by reason said commodity is improper for Barbados. Ibid, pp. 86-7.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 62l. 7s. 10d. to Richard Godfry for one year of his salary as Customer of Lynn Regis port. Money Book (General), p. 149.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 12l. 10s. 0d. to Mris. Hudson for last June 24 quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 150.
Money warrant for 140l. to James Peirce for one year on his fee of 40l. and annuity of 100l. as one of His Majesty's chirurgeons. Ibid, p. 151.
Same for 190l. to Sackville Whittle for one year on his fee of 40l. and annuity of 150l. as one of His Majesty's chirurgeons. Ibid, p. 152.