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'Entry Book: December 1675', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 858-873. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80544 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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December 1675

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 1 Money warrant for 14,300l to Samuell Pepys for last September quarter for the garrison of Tangier : as by the privy seal of Dec. 23 last.
Followed by :—Note of instruction by Treasurer Danby, dated Dec. 16. "Let the deduction of 1,865l. advance for the pay of my Lord Inchiquin as Governor of Tangier be made according to the direction of His Majesty to the Lords Commissioners of Tangier and not otherwise."
Money Book (General) p. 243.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Herbert Westphaling of the peace of a King's waiter, London port, in reversion after John Marshall, Thomas Raymond, Gerard Andrewes, John Shaw, Nicholas Parke, Samuell Ward, Andrew Haines, John Bowles, Francis Dacket, German Hough, Samuel Phillips, Edward Weldon, Samuel Danvers, Francis Roberts, Hugh Bantock, Joseph Jordan, Lawrence Corbet, John Charnock, Thomas Charnock, and also after John Field. (In the margin :—Vacated. "Another warrant was signed 20 Mar., 1675-6, for Mr. Ellis Lloyd to come in Mr. Westphaling's place.") King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 522-3.
Royal sign manual for 75l. 4s. 9d. to John Warner, Master of the King's barge, for the interest, 1674, Sept. 29, to 1675. Sept. 29, on an order, No. 781, for 1,254l registered on the Hearthmoney, being in compensation for two houses at Greenwich purchased by the King, "which order would have been paid 13 Dec. 1672, if there had been no restraint of payments in our Exchequer." (Money warrant hereon dated Dec. 2.) Ibid, pp. 523-4 ; Money Book (General), p. 243.
[Dec. 1] Same for 200l. to the Earl of Lindsey (Lord Great Chamberlain of England) as imprest for repairing the King's house, called Havering at Bower, co. Essex, and the outhouses thereto belonging. (Money warrant hereon dated Dec. 8.) Ibid, p. 543 ; Ibid, p. 247.
Dec. 1 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Kennet as collector of customs at Faversham and Milton. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 54.
Dec. 2 Same from same to same to permit the shipment, Customs free, on the "St. Thomas," Capt. Joseph Knapman master, for Jamaica, of certain provisions provided by the Navy Commissioners for the use of His Majesty's ships "Foresight" and "Vulture" Ibid.
Same from same to same to pay 56l. 12s. 11d. to Giles Dunster, one of the Surveyors General of Customs, being his account for destroying tobacco at Winchcomb and other places in cos. Gloucester and Worcester. Ibid.
Privy seal for 40s. a day to Thomas Chudleigh for his ordinary as secretary to the extraordinary embassy for the treaty to be held at Nimeguen, to be payable quarterly in advance ; and 300l. for equipage. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 1, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 526-7 ; Docquet Book, p. 6.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal directed to Sir Charles Meredith, Kt., Chancellor of the Court of Exchequer, Ireland ; Sir James Cuff, Kt. ; John Stone, Robert Wood, Doctor of Laws ; and Thomas Taylor, and to Robert Gorges, Doctor of Laws ; Thomas Sheredon, William Hanway, Edward Wigg, Thomas Waller, and Mortagh Dowling. Recites the royal warrant for a grant of the farm of the revenue of Ireland to Sir James Shaen, Sir William Petty, William Hill, William Rider, Robert Gorges, Tho. Hoare, Francis Sone, William Muschamp, Edward Richbel, Stanhop Mill and Lawrence Stanyan and William Hanway for seven years from Xmas next ut supra, pp. 823, 853. "And whereas our said revenue of Ireland, but more especially such parts or branches thereof as arise by licence for selling of wines, aquavitæ, strong waters, ale and beer, and also by firehearths, stoves and other firing places, and also by customs and subsidies of tonnage and poundage, and likewise by Excise or new Impost, as well imported as exported, may be subject unto irrecoverable loss and damage for want of fit persons to look after and manage the same," and forasmuch as the abovesaid grant cannot be so speedily despatched as is requisite, therefore said Farmers have prayed a commission to fit persons to manage the said branches (without any increase of charge to the Crown), to continue in force during pleasure, and that 20,000l. part of the 60,000l to be advanced by them, should be paid down presently after the King's signing the warrant containing the substantial and essential parts of the said intended grant (same being [now] perfected) and 10,000l. more on the 26th inst., as well to secure the payment of the rent of the said farm as that said Farmers will go through with their contract without unnecessary delay or default. This is therefore to commission the said Sir Charles Meredith et al. ut supra to be such Commissioners from Dec. 25 next for the above recited branches of revenue and all quit rents and other rents, rates, duties and other revenues, certain and casual, whatever, except as excepted in the warrant for the afore recited farm : with all powers requisite thereto for collecting same, appointing officers, &c., &c. You are forthwith to begin all things preparatory to the discharge of the trust hereby committed to you and to fully enter on your powers from said Dec. 25 next. The charge of the officers you appoint is to be borne by said Farmers and you are to answer your receipts to their Chief Treasurer or Receiver, who is to be appointed by them and approved by the Lord Lieutenant, taking care that such moneys as you pay to the said Receiver shall within ten days of their coming into his hands be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer, Ireland, to secure the rent of the farm "in case the said intended grant shall pass, and in case it doth not pass [then] for securing unto us our said revenue" The said Treasurer to give security so to do. Since the signing of the said warrant said Farmers have paid 20,000l. of their advance and have promised to pay 10,000l. more on the 26th inst. Therefore acquittances for both these sums are to be prepared. "And we hereby declare and agree for us, our heirs and successors" that if by default on our part the said intended farm be not passed under the Great Seal by the 20th Jan. next, according to the purport of the said warrant, "then we, our heirs or successors will repay and satisfy to the said intended Farmers or their assigns so much of the said 60,000l. as shall have been before that time paid unto us, or unto our use, with interest and damages." If it be so not passed by default on the part of the Farmers then such advance money as above will be repaid, but without interest or allowance for the same. You, the said Commissioners, are to keep an office in Dublin at the charge of said Farmers, who are to have access to all your books, &c.
Appending :—Subscription by Sir W. Jones, Attorney General. "I approve of this form." (The succeeding leaf of the King's Warrant Book, pp. 540-1, containing an entry, has been torn out.) (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 6, of docquet hereof.)
Ibid, pp. 528-539 ; Ibid.
Dec. 2 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to John Watts. By the privy seal of 1673-4, Feb. 28, you are appointed to receive a certain rent of 296l. 19s. 4d. reserved nomine decimæ and payable by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster : same being to be issued for the service of the parks and bridges at Hampton Court. Pursuant to said privy seal I have formerly directed payment of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an., out of said rent, to Edward Proger, Keeper of the Middle Park there, for a mole keeper in said park. "But by reason there is no provision made for a mole taker in His Majesty's park there, called Bushey Park, which adjoineth to the said Middle Park, the moles breeding in Bushey Park do still annoy both parks.' Out of the surplus of said rent you are to pay 6l. 13s. 4d. to Richard Lightfoot. Keeper of Bushy Park, for a mole taker there : to commence from 1674, Michaelmas. Money Book (General), p. 244.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 40l. to Dr. Hyde for one year's allowance as Professor of Law, Oxford. Ibid, p. 245.
Same for same to pay the Masters of Requests. "Entred [in the] Lre. Bk., p. 70." Ibid.
Dec. 3 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Michael Belly as landwaiter, Sunderland port, loco William Tearne, removed. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 55.
[?] Charles Bertie to [the Customs Cashier] to forthwith bring into the Exchequer 388l. for the use of the Lord Privy Seal. Ibid.
Dec. 3 Same to same to pay 13l. 6s. 8d. to Baptist, Visct. Campden, ut supra, p. 856. Money Book (General), p. 245.
Same to the new Farmers of the Revenue, Ireland. Treasurer Danby would have you pay the 20,000l. [payable], on the signing of the warrant for your farm, into the hands of the Speaker [of the House], who has directions to receive it accordingly. Ibid.
Money warrant for 300l. to Thomas Chudleigh for equipage and 182l. for a quarter's advance on his ordinary as secretary to the extraordinary embassy for the Treaty to be held at Nimeguen. Ibid.
Same for 81l. to Sir William Jones for one year, due at Michaelmas last on his fee as Attorney General. Ibid.
Dec. 4 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Sir Stephen Fox 2,000l., which was lately brought into the Exchequer for that purpose, "and you are also desired to issue the said sum weekly (as Mr. Mounteney shall bring it in) for the service of the Forces." Ibid, p. 246.
Dec. 6
(altered from Dec. 1)
Same to same to pay Mr. Levit 100l. (which is or will be brought into the Exchequer by Mr. Mounteney) to satisfy his warrant for half a year's pension. Ibid, pp. 243, 246.
[? Dec. 6] Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1675, Dec., of a pardon to Sir Tho. Armstrong for the killing of Gervase Scroope or any other persons before Oct. 8 last. Docquet Book, p. 6.
[Dec. 6] Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt]. It is the King's pleasure that Mr. Christopher Story should be inserted in the list of pensioners upon the Excise and to receive 500l. per an., from Midsummer last, quarterly. Money Book (General) p. 246.
Same to same to pay Lord Frescheville 76l. 10s. 0d. for half a year : which [sum Mr. Mounteney has or will bring into the Exchequer for that purpose. Ibid.
Dec. 7 Same to same to pay 388l. (which Mr. Mounteney will bring into the Exchequer) to the Lord Privy Seal for last Michaelmas quarter of his diet money. Ibid.
Dec. 8 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Edward Faine, merchant, two boxes containing a present to the Queen from Jerusalem, which came from Joppa in the ship "Katherine," John Andrews captain, said Faine being appointed to bring said present to Somerset House. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 55.
Caveat that no warrant pass for a deputation for a waiter's place at Whitehaven loco Hartly, deceased, without consideration of George Kitchen, recommended by Sir Joseph Williamson. Caveat Book, p. 16.
Money warrant for 205l. to Henry, Marquess of Worcester, Constable of Dean Forest : to be disposed by him as follows, viz. : 150l. to the present supervisor or conservator of said forest for 1½ years to Sept. 29 last and 55l. for half a year to same date for the six keepers for salaries and repair of fences of the enclosures in said forest ("there having been formerly paid to the said keepers and fences, by virtue of His Majesty's warrant under his royal sign manual and in pursuance of the privy seal dormant, the sum of 110l. for one year ended at Lady Day last") : the privy seal of Sept. 28 [last supra p. 822] for their regular payment being not then perfected. Money Book (General), p. 247.
Same for 2,000l. to Baptist May as imprest for Crown gold for Healing medals for His Majesty's use in healing. Ibid.
Dec. 9 Charles Bertie to [the Customs Cashier] to forthwith bring into the Exchequer 2,000l. for the service of the Works : taking same out of the 32,000l., to be made good again as the Customs arise better Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 55.
Same to same to pay 18l. to Auditor Aldworth for one year to Sept. 29 last, on his ancient fee out of the Customs. Money Book (General), p. 247.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Customs Cashier will bring 600l. into the Exchequer. You are to issue it to Mr. Montagu for the Wardrobe "in full of a late letter for 3,000l., which completed the year ending at Midsummer last." Ibid.
Same to same. The Customs Cashier will bring 2,000l. into the Exchequer. You are forthwith to issue it to Mr. Packer, viz., 400l. for eight weeks for the labourers of Scotland Yard and 1,600l. for the ordinary and extraordinary of the Works. Ibid, p. 248.
Dec. 10 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sergeant Ramsey or deputy to discharge from custody William Williams, of Bodinnock, merchant, who is in custody on the complaint of the Farmers of Excise, which is to be referred to a trial at law. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 227.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to Lord Marischal a small piece of linen "which was seized about half a year since and was not [sic, but doubtless a clerical slip] sent from the Postmaster of Ostend, Mr. Hoyes" : same being for his own use and not for sale. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 56.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to give power to Percivall Brunskell and Henry Dodd, gent., to be receivers jointly or severally of all fines, issues, pains, penalties, forfeitures and amerciaments in the King's Bench. Common Pleas, Exchequer and other the King's Courts whatsoever and all moneys due to the King on any action, information, plea., suit or judgment in any the said Courts and all sums due on any compositions for the same : with such reward as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit : the respective judges to give all requisite orders for the ease and safety of said Brunkskell and Dodd : with powers to them to appoint deputies in the respective courts to inspect all records, &c. King's Warrant Book IV. p. 545.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1675, Dec., of a grant to Charles Leave, gent., of 398l. 3s. 7d., being an arrear of the fee farm rent reserved on the grant of Sutton Marsh, co. Lincoln, and due from Lady Dacre, Francis Wrenham and Phillip Leman according to an apportionment thereof made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer [supra p. 839]. Docquet Book, p. 7.
Same of same, dated same, of a grant to Thomas May, gent., of the office or place of Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, loco Francis Sandford, promoted as below ; to be held during good behaviour. Ibid, p. 8.
Same of same, dated 1675, Nov., of a grant to Francis Sandford of the office of Lancaster Herald, now void by the death of Robert Chaloner : with the fee of 40 marks per an. out of the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same of same, dated 1675. Dec., of a grant to Edward Bray, jun., of the advowson of the church and rectory of Shere, co. Surrey. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the executors of Benjamin Lang, late bishop of Lincoln, for 1000l. to Lord Hawley and 1,000l. to Edward Watts ut supra, p. 857. Money Book (General), p. 248.
Money warrant for 100l. to George, Earl of Bristol, for five years' creation money to Lady Day last. Ibid.
Letter of direction on a warrant of 1671, Dec. 8, for 300l. to Sir Bernard de Gome : same being hereby transferred from the Country Excise to the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March next. Ibid.
Dec. 10 [? Nov. 23] Same on an order for 1,803l. 2s. 10d. to Francis Parry, Agent at Portugal : to be hereby paid by tallies on Edward Backwell as Receiver of the Queen's portion. Ibid, p. 249.
Dec. 10 Money warrant for 60l. each to Henry Wroth, Aubrey Porter and John Berkley for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Pages of Honour to the King and to John Cary and Thomas Sandys as same to the Queen. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Customs Cashier will pay 200l. into the Exchequer. You are to issue it to Sir Stephen Fox on orders in his hands. In the margin :— For secret service ; for raising 200 men for Tangier. Money Book (General), p. 249.
Letter of direction on an order of June 7 last for 100l. to Major Edward Trelawney for 1½ years' pension to Lady Day, 1674 : same being hereby charged on the Queen's portion in Edward Backwell's hands. Ibid, p. 250.
Money warrant for what is due to Thomas Povey on his fee of 100l. per an. as one of His Majesty's Masters of Requests : and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. to Benjamin Cooling for one year to June 24 last on his fee of 2s. 6d. a day as Keeper of the Council Chamber. Ibid.
Same for 1,500l. to Sir John Kirke for one quarter to Sept. 29 last for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners. Ibid.
Same for 1,825l. to Sir Thomas Higgons for one year's ordinary to Sept. 9 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice. Ibid.
Same for 15l. for one year to Sept. 29 last on the perpetuity to the sub-chanter and vicars choral of Lichfield Cathedral. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to William Christian, late Receiver of Hearthmoney in Durham and Northumberland, to pay 100l. to Auditor William Aldworth for half a year's salary to Sept. 29 last. Ibid, p. 251.
Money warrant for 60l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for six years to June 24 last on their perpetuity of 10l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 33l. 6s. 8d. to the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge for one year on his perpetuity to June 24 last. Ibid, p. 252.
Charles Bertie to [the Customs Cashier] to bring into the Exchequer 1,500l. for Sir Robert Vyner "for providing of New Year's gifts. You are to take it out of the 32,000l. and make it good as the Customs mend." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 250l. 18s. 9d. to Mr. Charnock for 2½ years on his fee as Serjeant at Arms attending the Lord Keeper. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Contractors for collecting the Hearthmoney to bring into the Exchequer (as part of their farm rent due Mar. 15 next), 5,400l. being for Mr. Pepys for Tangier as by the warrant of Sept. 25 last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Gilbert Talbot for two years of his fee to Sept. 29 last as Master of the Jewel House. Ibid.
Dec. 11 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Sir Robert Vyner 1,500l. in further part of his order of 1673-4, Jan. 15, for 12,554l. 18s. 10d. : "the said 1,5000l. being for provision of New Year's gifts." Ibid, p. 248.
Same to same to pay 50l. to Mr. Ellesden for half a year to June 24 last on his pension. Ibid, p. 252.
Letter of direction on 1,000l. in part of an order of 1670, May 16, to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works : same being hereby transferred from the wood farm to the Exchequer in general. Ibid, p. 253.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay 18l. 13s. 4d. to Richard Ball for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his pension as Keeper of the Temple. Money Book (General), p. 253.
Dec. 13 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver. Customs free, to the Duchess of Albemarle a gown and six pair of gloves sent from France by her brother, Lord Mansfield : same being a present and for her own use. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 56.
Caveat that no warrant pass for a grant of Moor Grange, in Beeford, in co. Yorks, or of the rectory of Ella, co. Yorks, to Col. Werden or any other till Sir Phillip Lloyd's pretensions be heard therein. Caveat Book, p. 16.
Money warrant for 30,000l. to George Wharton for the Ordnance in further part of the privy seal of 1674, Oct. 31. Money Book (General), p. 253.
Same for 49l 6s. 0d. to William Bishop. Serjeant at Arms to the House of Commons, for provisions of fire, candle and other necessaries for the said House. Ibid.
Dec. 14 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Legg as a coastwaiter, London port, loco George Foxcroft, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 57.
Dec. 15 Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to the Honble. Barbara Strickland of a messuage, garden, &c., and eight acres of pasture, called Skelgarrs, in Ripon, co. Yorks, late in the occupation of Walter Strickland, and parcel of the lands of Walter Strickland seized into the King's hands by extent Feb 12 last on a bond of 30,000l. penalty, dated 1667-8, Feb. 4, from said Strickland and John Wickliffe.
Prefixing :—Particular of the premises.
Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 204.
Same from same to same to make forth the grant of the stewardship of the manors of Fordington and Ryme, co. Dorset (as granted 1660-1, Feb. 17. to Sir John Strangewayes. Kt., and Giles Strangewayes, his son, both since dead, with the fee of 20s. per an. for each manor) : the present grant to be to John Strangewayes, son of said Giles Strangewayes, and with the said fees. Ibid p. 205 ; Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 40.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Francis Gerard a box containing a suit of clothes sent from France by his cousin, Charles, Lord Gerard, the Custom having been paid at Dover. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 57.
Same from same to same to discharge the seizure of the ship "Hatton alias Rebecca," on the petition of Isaac White, master and part owner thereof. Ibid, p. 58.
Privy seal for 8,589l. 0d. 11d. to Visct. Grandison and Edward Villiers, whereof 5,589l. 0s. 11d. was laid out and expended for the King's service in the management of the Wine Licence Office and was deducted out of the money granted and due to them out of said office ; and 1,200l. for a George and Garter for our natural son Charles, Duke of Southampton, and 1,800l. for purchasing several parcels of land of Mr. Collop and others, adjoining the garden of Cleveland House. To be received without accompt. (Royal warrant, dated Oct. 12, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 13. of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 469-70 ; V. p. 48 ; Docquet Book, p. 9.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a grant to Henry Kempe and William Kempe of the office of searcher of Plymouth and Fowey on the surrender of the like grant to William Fryer and in reversion after the present grant to John Martin. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 21, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 547 ; Docquet Book, p. 10.
Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 4l. a day as ordinary to Bevill Skelton, Esq. (one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber), as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 14, of docquet hereof.) Ibid ; Ibid. pp. 9-10.
Same for 600l. out of the Exchequer to John, bishop of Chester, for the arrears since 1672, Sept. 29, of the 200l. per an. for four preaching ministers in co. Lancs, granted by King James, 1613-14, Mar. 13, to be paid out of the Crown Revenue of Lancaster, Westmorland and Cumberland to such four preachers, commonly called the King's preachers, established by Queen Elizabeth in co. Lancs., and again granted by the privy seal of 1662-3, Feb. 28, payable as from the Restoration : same having been duly paid until the sale of fee farm rents within those counties in 1672 : and dormant privy seal for said 200l. per an. henceforth out of the Exchequer to said bishop for said preachers. (Royal warrant, dated Dec. 1, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 12, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 524 ; V., p. 5 ; Docquet Book, p. 9.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy the 10,000l. which Treasurer Danby has ordered the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer. Money Book (General), p. 253.
Money warrant for 100l. to Capt. Mansell for half a year of his pension. Ibid, p. 254.
Same for 200l. to Tho. Killegrew. Master of the Revels, as imprest for making suitable provisions for the Office of Revels. Ibid.
Letter of direction on the 178l. remaining unsatisfied of the order of 1673-4. Jan 31, for 378l. to Mr. Perwich : same being hereby to be paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. last. Ibid.
Dec. 16 Same on 912l. 10s. 0d. in part of an order of the 8th inst. for 1,825l. to Sir Tho. Higgons : same being hereby to be paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. last. Ibid, p. 253.
Money warrant for 100l. to the Bishop of Chester in part of 600l. by the privy seal of the 15th inst. for the arrear to the King's Preachers, co. Lancs. Ibid, p. 254.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Wyndham for half a year on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 1,300l. to Sir William Temple for three months' ordinary to Nov. 26 last as Ambassador Extraordinary to the States General. Ibid.
Same for 500l. to Bevil Skelton for equipage and 364l. as a quarter's ordinary in advance as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 400l. into the Exchequer forthwith for the service of the Robes. Money Book (General), p. 254.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the abovesaid 400l. to Mr. Hide for four weeks' allowance to the Robes. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to pay 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox on any privy seal for secret service : to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due Mar. 15 next. Ibid, p. 255.
Royal warrant for a great seal for a grant to George Creighton of the office of [a] King's waiter, London port, in reversion after Westphaling (vacated). And for the like to Thomas Apprice to come in next after Creighton (vacated). King's Warrant Book IV. p. 546.
Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their representation of the 6th inst. You can sell the old Gravesend smack as it is so old and infirm and build another, applying the 50l. 15s. 0d. arising from the sale towards the cost of 150l. for the new one. You represent the inconvenience arising from the patent officers of Penryn and Truro being restrained from taking the reports of masters of vessels inwards. They are hereby to be at liberty to take the reports of ships' masters inward and outward bound as formerly : but all ships inward bound to the said ports are to take in tidesmen at Falmouth, and as they go out are to be subject to search there. As to exported corn I approve your proceedings and shall give you further direction therein when I receive the Attorney General's opinion on foreign [built] ships belonging to the King's subjects made free or not made free. If before this my further direction any action be brought against any Customs officer for the allowance claimed for corn exported in any such foreign built ship belonging to English but not made free, such actions are to be defended at the King's charge. You are to allow to Chrisostome Hambleton the overpayment on an overentry of thread. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 58-9.
Warrant from same to same to increase the salary of Josias Walker, Collector at Minehead, from 35l. to 50l. per an., in regard of the great importation of wool from Ireland in that port besides the trade of the port in general.
The waiters at Wooler and Sharperton upon the borders of Scotland are to have their salary raised from 5l. to 15l. per an. from Xmas next for their encouragement.
Ibid, pp. 59, 60.
[Same from same to same] to employ Richard Butler as Collector of Customs, Jamaica.
Simon Mulgrave as Surveyor of Customs, ibid.
Robert Spencely as weighing porter, Newcastle, loco Geo. Hill, deceased.
Nathaniell Hancock as Collector at Ilfracombe loco Richard Harris, dismissed.
Thomas Burton as same at Rochester loco John Williams, dismissed.
John Langdell as watchman, London port, loco Abraham Handley, dismissed.
John Soane as a tidesman extraordinary ibid., and to have a deputation when a vacancy happens in course.
Ibid, p. 60.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to stay for a month process against John Davis, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Hereford, and against Edward Cornwall and Herbert Aubrey, his sureties, they being now ready to make up and pass the accounts of that receivership.
In the margin :—Granted at the request of Sir Thomas Williams, Bart.
Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 205.
Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the second petition of Dr. Butler and on the Attorney General's report. I have perused same and heard Sir Robert Thomas and the Doctor again. The former agreement was by consent and I can make no other determination in the matter. Therefore it will be most proper to leave it to the Privy Council. Ibid, p. 206.
Same to same from same on the petition of Sir Christopher Musgrave as by the order of reference of Sept. 27 last. I find by report from the Surveyor General that the parcel of land called Wolliacks, in the forest of Inglewood, co. Cumberland, was demised by the late Queen Mother and her Trustees 17 Sept. 1661, to James Long, Esq., for two lives, at 3l. 13s. 4d. per an. rent, and that several other parcels of ground within the Honor of Penrith, co. Cumberland, were demised by same to same 1665, June 17, at 6l. 17s. 0d. per an. rent for two lives. Both these leases have been purchased by petitioner, and the premises are now in jointure to the Queen Consort, who has power during her life to grant estates therein for 31 years or three lives. The parcel of land called Wolliacks has been valued at 57l. 15s. 0d. per an. and the other parcels at 64l. 8s. 0d. per an. above the said rents, but in the case of the latter items this valuation is 10l. per an. more than they are now let for. An estate of 31 years in the premises in reversion after such grants thereof as may be made by the Queen Consort cannot be valued at more than 200l. "if it be worth so much." Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to John Ramsey, Sergeant at Arms, to discharge out of custody William Warner, who was employed by Sir Humphry Hook, late Receiver of the Eighteen Months' Tax, co. Gloucester as his deputy Receiver and detained the King's moneys in his hands : he having now accounted for said moneys and paid them in. Ibid, p. 207.
[?] Entry of the docquet of a demise to the mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Dartmouth of the office of water bailiff or bailiwick of the said town for three lives at the rent of 14l. 13s. 4d. per an. and a fine of 20l. Ibid.
Dec. 17 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Hugh Chudleigh (Chudligh, Chundleigh) as surveyor of the landwaiters, London port, loco Henry Sclater, who has neglected said employment. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 60.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 25l. to Christopher Barker for half a year's fee as one of His Majesty's falconers. Money Book (General), p. 255.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring 200l. into the Exchequer for the Navy. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the abovesaid 200l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on any unsatisfied orders in his name. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to — Whitley, Receiver General of Crown Revenues, North Wales, to pay Sir Job Charlton the ancient fee or allowance of 100l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester, viz., for the half year ended Michaelmas last and so forward : same having been hitherto paid out of Crown revenues, co. Chester, but being no longer so payable by reason of the sale of fee farm rents there. Money Book (General), pp. 255-6.
Dec. 20 Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Shales as collector of Rochester port. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 61.
Dec. 21 [Same from same to same] to deliver, customs free, to Richard Bulstrode, His Majesty's agent at Brussels, certain goods, detailed, brought over by him in the "Katherine" yacht, being his own household stuff (two small cases of tapestry hangings, a large case with the King's picture and two or three more, a small case with three pictures, four pieces of branched velvet, &c.). Ibid.
Dec. 22 Report to the King from Treasurer Danby (as by the order of reference of the 16th inst.) on the petition of Thomas Lloyd, who desires a grant of the fine of 150l. imposed on Thomas Jones et al., co. Pembroke, for a riot by them committed. The said fine has been imposed as stated and 100l. thereof has been levied and is in the hands of the Receiver of Crown Revenues of South Wales. But the persons who are liable for the remainder are wholly insolvent. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. pp. 207-8.
[?] Entry of docquet of demise to John Polewheele of divers lands and tenements in Pengelly Prior, co. Cornwall, for three lives at 40s. rent and fine of 320l. Ibid, p. 208.
[?] Same of same to Sir Nico. Slanning, Kt. of the Bath and Bart., of the forest of Dartmoor and two water mills within the manor and borough of Lidford, co. Devon, and of the fines, perquisites and profits of the four Stannary Courts within the county of Devon, for 99 years determinable on the lives of Francis Collins. John Dunning and John Easton, at 31l. 15s. 11d. per an. rent. Ibid.
Dec. 22 Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward, Lord Latimer, one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, and Charles Bertie, one of the brothers of Robert, Earl of Lindsey (Great Chamberlain of England), and Charles Osborne, brother of Thomas, Earl of Danby, for and during the life of Peregrine, Visct. Osborne of Dunblane, of the office of Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer (and writer of all and singular the tallies and counter tallies of all bills at the said Receipt, with all houses, cloisters, outhouses, stables, coach houses, gardens, yards and other conveniences, [pertaining to said office] and the fee of 316l. 13s. 6d. per an.) in reversion after Sir Robert Howard : all as granted to him by the great seal of 1674, Dec. 31 : there having arisen some doubts touching the validity of the said grant in respect of the said Visct. Osborne's minority of age. The present grant to contain a clause that at the request of said Visct. Osborne a sufficient grant of said office in fee for life shall be made to him. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated 1675-6, Jan. 15, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 1 ; Docquet Book, p. 19.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Thomas Freeman, gent., of the office of searcher of Southampton port in reversion after Walter Rought. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated 1675-6,? Jan. 11, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 2 ; Ibid, p. 18.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Brien Rogers, junr., of the office of Saymaster of tin for the Stannaries of Cornwall and Devon, in reversion after Thomas Wiseman and James Robins : and with the fee of 200l. per an. and all other profits thereof. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated 1675-6, Jan. 7, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 2 ; Docquet Book, p. 16.
Same to same for a same to appoint Sir Richard Temple, Sir Edward Deering, Sir George Downing, Sir William Lowther, Charles Cheny (Cheney), Francis Millington, and John Upton to be Customs Commissioners for tonnage and poundage and the new duties on wines and vinegar ; with the salary of 1,200l. per an. each, the first quarterly payment thereof to be made on Mar. 25 next. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 31, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 3 ; Ibid, p. 14.
[?] Charles Bertie to Mr. Brunskell, one of the clerks of the Rolls Chapel, or to the clerk [there] attending to make out and send to the Attorney General transcripts of the following patents, &c., viz. : the indenture and establishment of the Mint between the late King and Sir Robt. Harley, dated Nov. 8, 2 Car. I., and the patent of the same date.
The patent, indenture and establishment of the Mint granted to Sir Ralph Freeman, dated 1660, July 9.
The like of the Mint granted to Henry Slingsby, Esq., dated 1670, Oct. 8.
King's Warrant Book IV. p. 550.
Dec. 22 Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Sir Stephen Fox, for the Earl of Lichfield's quarter due Sept. 29 last, the 500l. which the Customs Cashier was lately directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General), p. 256.
Same to same to pay to Mr. Sandys and Mr. Cary, two of the Queen's pages. 120l. which the Customs Cashier was directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to the Duke of York for 2½ years' creation money due Sept. 29 last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 40l. to George Wharton for one year of his fee as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.
36l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Jonas Moore for same as Surveyor of the Ordnance.
36l. 10s. 0d. to Edw. Sherborne for same as Clerk of the Ordnance.
54l. 15s. 0d. to Edward Coniers for same as Keeper of the Stores in the Tower.
18l. 5s. 0d. to Samuel Fortree for same as Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance.
Ibid.
[?] Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1675, Dec., of a grant to John Hilton, gent., of several sums of money, amounting to 340l., given by Percy Church, Esq., to several seminaries, convents and nunneries beyond the seas. Docquet Book, p. 11.
[?] Same of same, dated same, of a grant to Thomas Newcome and Henry Hills of the office of His Majesty's printer for the printing of all Bibles, books of Common Prayer, of all translations, statutes and proclamations : to hold to them and their assigns from the determination of the respective estates and interests therein formerly granted to Robert Barker, junr., and Bonham Norton and John Bill, and Charles and Mathew Barker : with the fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. and all other profits and advantages to the said office belonging. Ibid.
[? Dec. 22] Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1675, Dec., of a warrant to the Exchequer for 300l. to Sir Gabriel Silvius for the expenses of his journey, being appointed to go as Envoy Extraordinary into Holland : with direction also to the Exchequer to discharge Alderman Edward Backwell of 100l. paid by him to said Silvius in Holland (in pursuance of Treasurer Danby's directions) for the release of several prisoners of war. Docquet Book, p. 11.
Dec. 22 Same of same (undated) of a grant to Sir John Holmes of the several offices of Governor and Captain of the Isle of Wight and Governor of the Castle of Carisbrooke and all other His Majesties castles and fortresses in said Isle, and of the office of Constable and Dorekeeper of Carisbrooke Castle and of the offices of Steward, Surveyor and Receiver and bailiff of all His Majesty's lordships, manors, lands, tenements, &c., there, and of the office of Governor and Captain of His Majesty's new fort, called Sandown, and of the office of keeper of the King's park, called Carisbrooke Park, and of the office of Governor of the Isle of Wight, with the usual fee of 13s. 6d. a day and other fees and wages for maintaining some necessary garrisons of soldiers : all in reversion after Sir Robert Holmes. Ibid, p. 12.
Privy seal authorising the Lord Treasurer "to continue to employ and empower such person as you have already employed or shall think fit to employ in such manner as you judge convenient" to inspect and examine from time to time the management of the revenue of Excise and the current cash thereof and all payments made thereout and all accompts and entries relating to the same : at a salary not exceeding 100l. per an. to commence from June 24 last : the King having thought it necessary to have a very exact view and inspection of the said revenue and the current cash thereof. (Royal warrant, dated Dec. 10, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 21, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 543-4, 549-50 ; Docquet Book, p. 10.
Dec. 23 Charles Bertie to Mr. Marsh to send an account of all [Customs] bonds both in London and the outports, distinguishing the wine bonds from the rest. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 62.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Mr. Skelton, "who is going Envoy to the Emperor," the 864l. which the Customs Cashier was directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General), p. 256.
Dec. 24 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mrs Margaret Stafford some gloves, petticoats and embroidered bodies, being not for merchandise. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 62.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Uvedale for the delivery of the ship "Endeavour," seized 14 months since for not having her [due English] complement of men. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Samuel Morland of the capital messuage or mansion house called Faux Hall for 31 years from Xmas next at 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. rent, with liberty to build on any part of the premises not now built and to alter and rebuild portions already built : all on surrender of a late grant of same to said Morland. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated? 1675-6, Feb. 16, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 49 ; Docquet Book, p. 28.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to stay process till next term against William Christian on the super of 477l. 11s. 4½d. resting on his accounts as late Receiver of Hearthmoney for Durham, Northumberland Newcastle and Berwick : he promising to return said moneys to London before then. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 208.
Constitution by same of John Shales to inspect and examine from time to time the management of the revenue of Excise and the current cash thereof and all payments made thereout and all accounts and entries relating to the same ut supra, p. 870. Ibid, p. 209 ; Out Letters (Customs) IV. pp. 40 I.
Money warrant for 800l. to Sir Gabriel Silvius, Kt. (appointed to go Envoy Extraordinary into Holland), for the expenses of his journey without accompt. Money Book (General), p. 256.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Danby to Richard Kent, Receiver General and Cashier of Excise, to pay the salary or allowance of 100l. per an. to John Shales, appointed to inspect the revenue of Excise and current cash thereof, as by the privy seal of the 22nd inst., he having been employed in said work since June 24 last : from which date his said salary is to commence. Ibid.
Dec. 28 Letter of direction on an order dated 1675, Sept. 22, for 819l. to Sir John Paul : same being hereby to be paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due partly in Sept. last and partly in Mar. next. Ibid, p. 258.
Dec. 29 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edmd. Clarke as a tidesurveyor, London port, loco Robert Willie, and said Willie as landwaiter loco said Clarke. Out Letters (Customs) III. p 63.
Royal warrant for 2,705l. to Sir John James, Robert Huntington and Lemuell Kingdon out of the first money that shall be paid by way of advance by the new Farmers [of the Revenue] of Ireland. King's Warrant Book V. p. 6.
Charles Bertie to the Cashier of Excise to pay to Mr. P. G. [Percy Goring] 100l., "which Treasurer Danby will take care to see repaid [to the Excise] with all punctuality." Money Book (General), p. 257.
Same to same to pay Mr. Tho. K. [Thomas King] 100l., which Treasurer Danby will take care to see repaid you in a short time. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to strike tallies for [this] last Xmas quarter of the Lord Chancellor's pension. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to Mr. Charnock for salary the 250l. 18s. 9d. which the Customs Cashier will bring into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Money warrant for 61l. 16s. 2½d. to Anthony Segar, viz., 51l. 16s. 2½d. for disbursements for the Treasury Office for Xmas quarter past and 100l. for his salary. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order dated Oct. 20 last for 2,600l. to Sir William Godolphin : same being hereby to be paid out of the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March next. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order dated June 21 last for 100l. to Nathaniel Bradley : to be paid ut supra. Money Book (General), p. 257.
Same on an order dated Sept. 22 last for 543l. to Sir William Swan : same being hereby charged on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. last and in Mar. next. Ibid, p. 258.
Money warrant for 100l. to Mr. Nathaniel Bradley for half a year to June 24 last as Consul at Tripoli. Ibid.
Dec. 30 Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Harling concerning some gloves seized. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 62.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 250l. to the new Royal Foundation [of King's Mathematical boys at Christ's Hospital]. Money Book (General), p. 257.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1675, Dec. of a grant to Henry Seymour (son of Sir Joseph Seymour, Kt.) of the office of Clerk of the Hanaper of the Court of Chancery, in reversion after Henry Seymour, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber (now possessed thereof), and after Edward Seymour, who has a prior reversionary grant thereof. Docquet Book, p. 13.
Same of same, dated same, of a pardon to St. John Croxton ("who, in the late Rebellion, served His Majesty under the command of the Earl of Oxford") for the felonious killing of John Gilliot, a bailiff, about 13 years since : with restitution of lands and goods. Ibid.
Dec. 31 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against William Andrews, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Chester : he having undertaken to perfect his accounts thereof by the end of next term. Warrants Not Relating to Money VI. p. 211.
Privy seal for 10,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service. (Royal warrant, dated Dec. 29, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 31, of docquet hereof. Money warrant, dated 1675-6, Jan. 12, hereon to be paid as to 4,500l. thereof by tallies on the Customs or Law Duties, and the remainder out of the Exchequer.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 6, 12 ; Docquet Book, p. 14 ; Money Book (General), p. 268.
Same for discharging and acquitting Sir William Killegrew (Kellegrew) of 275l., being the unsatisfied moiety of a fine of 550l. set upon a composition made by him and Dame Mary Killegrew, his wife (servant to the Queen Consort), in 1660, with the Council of the late Queen Mother, for a grant of a parcel of land called Prior's Marsh, in Spalding. Lincoln ; of which fine one moiety was discharged by warrant of the late Queen Mother ; the same Dame Mary Killegrew alleging in her petition that said Queen Mother did, before her death, condescend to remit the other moiety also in consideration of said petitioner's many years' service, and so commanded Sir Robert Long, who oftentimes assured petitioner that said obligation should be discharged, which for many years she and her husband believed had been accordingly done : the present grant being to make good the favour so intended ("or at least to confer a mark of our grace and favour to the said Sir William Killegrew and Dame Mary, his wife"). (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 30, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 6-7 ; Docquet Book, p. 13.
[Fresh] privy seal for 500l. to Captain Phillip Howard out of the arrears of 3,235l. 5s. 6d. owing to the King from Benj. Laney, bishop of Lincoln, on the account of the two first of the four subsidies ut supra, p. 857 : present grant to be as royal bounty in consideration of said Howard's loyalty and services, and to be paid after 1,000l. to Lord Hawley and 1,000l. to Edward Watts have been paid out of said arrears. If upon a true statement of account said arrear prove to be more than 200l. [sic for 2,000l.] and less than 2,500l. then so much of said arrear as remains after satisfaction of said 2,000l. is hereby granted to said Howard, with power to recover same or to receive same out of the Exchequer in case it be paid in there. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated 1675-6, Jan. 3, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, pp. 8-10 ; Ibid, p. 14