The Lord Treasurer directs that Mris. Kirk's patent for her
500l. per an. jointure upon the Honor of Grafton be produced,
examined and reported on to him.
Upon Mris. Fitch's petition 'tis directed that her vouchers
to make good the contents of her petition be examined and reported
on to the Lord Treasurer.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 187.]
Sir Cha. Harbord [is ordered] to attend the Lord Treasurer
concerning the Recusants' conviction. The Attorney General
to attend [on the same occasion] and Mr. Chancellor [of the
Exchequer] and the Lord Chief Baron to have notice for
[attending such meeting : to be some day] the next week with
[similar notice likewise to] some of the King's serjeants.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 187.]
Col. Strode and Mr. Spencer, the Farmers of the Four and a
Half per cent. [duty] of Barbados are to attend in the morning
[of this day] at the Treasury Chambers.
Mr. Weaver, late Receiver of Heathmoney for Co. Surrey, is
to be heard upon his petition.
Mr. Kent's accompts [to be considered this day].
[Day Book p. 108.]
Memorandum : to speak with the Master of the Ordnance
how to bring to account the 10,000l. paid [to] his office out of the
Irish [Revenue Farmers' advance] money.
To desire Mr. Fitch to look upon the Mews and to have his
opinion what it will cost to put into repair.
The officers of the Works to have 2,500l. immediately [to be]
advanced by the Farmers of the Chimney money. The remainder
of the 4,870l. [is] to be placed on the Chimney money [farm rent
due] in March next.
[Order for] 250l. for the repairs of Audley End as in further
part of their 500l. [To be charged] on the [farm of] logwood.
The extraordinaries of the Works are to be presented to the
King for his approbation.
A letter to be written to Lord Chief Justice Raynsford about
the complaints from the Receivers of the Law duty.
Mr. Hide [is] to have 1,410l. [out] of the Hearthmoney in the
Exchequer (being 910l. for his ordinary and 500l. for equipage).
His remaining 1,910l. (being 910l. for a second quarter's
ordinary and 1,000l. for the remainder of his equipage) is to be
[charged] half on the [Hearthmoney farm rent due in] September
and the other half on [the same due in] March. In the margin :
Done [meaning : letter of direction accordingly sent to the
The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind to give a warrant to
the Great Wardrobe to furnish surplices to the King's Chapel.
[Warrant for] 1,500l. for the [seamen's] tickets of the "Norwich"
"Soudades" and Capt. Terwight."
[Warrant for] 2,700l. for [Navy] officers : to be paid out of the
500l. per week.
Mr. Bertie to have 1,000l. for secret service : [to be paid]
by 500l. a week.
A letter [to be written] to Lady Fisher that she will be paid
according to the order of Council.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is] to peruse the accounts of
the Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. against Wednesday
next. Mr. Scutt is to attend the said Chancellor before that
time and the Lord Treasurer promises to inspect the books of
account by that day. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is to
have a copy of the minutes relating to the former debates concerning
the farm [of the Four and a Half per cent].
A letter [to be written] to the Customs Commissioners concerning
their report about the patent for the fishery, [and
requesting same] to be hastened. In the margin : Done.
To know the King's pleasure concerning the 1,000l. per an.
payable to Sir Thomas Williams for the laboratory.
Mris. Bointon's case to be put on my Lord Treasurer's minutes
[to be carried] to the King concerning her pensions.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 187-8.]
My Lord Treasurer directs that the money owing by Mr.
Robt. Ryves, goldsmith, to Edward Lawrence [being] 250l.
Francis Weaver [being] 350l. and Benjamin Thistlewait [being]
450l. be paid by him into the Exchequer upon their respective
accounts : half of it out of the first year's interest lately ordered him
and the other half out of the next interest that [erased] out of the
two years' interest lately ordered him. Memorandum : Mr.
Kent undertakes that Mr. Ryves shall make these payments
into the Exchequer upon the Receivers' accounts as is here
directed before the 20th August next. Signed. Ri. Kent.
The Judges to be paid and the Masters of Chancery to be paid
their salaries for Trinity term [amounting in all to] 3,700l.
Mr. Doyley to be paid 50l. due at Midsummer next.
Lady Fisher to have 500l. due at Midsummer.
The Commissioners of the Wine Licences are called in. My
Lord Treasurer to have an account from them what the extraordinary
occasions were that induced them to let [some of the
licences] so cheap and for so many years and what the numbers
[of such licences] are : and [further my Lord requires them]
that they do not proceed to let any more licences for so long
terms without acquainting his Lordship. They are likewise
directed to bring in their accounts.
Mr. Wosely, Mr. Downes and Mr. Yong tell the Lord Treasurer
that they cannot raise the money.
The proposal of Sir John Griffith, Mr. Fleetwood and Mr.
Brighurst [is] read. My Lord Treasurer will lay their proposal
and Mr. Ryves' before the King.
D. L. [the Duke of Lauderdale is] to have 750l. [at] Midsummer
[out of the Customs] : the other 750l. January next
and 1,500l. more on some [other] assignment.
Sir Tho. Morgan [is to have] 2,002l. in March next on the
Chimney money [probably means on the Hearthmoney farm rent
due in March next].
Sir William Darcy [is to have] 100l. [as the King's royal bounty
or] free gift.
Mr. Dugdale to be paid according to the [Privy Council] order.
Mr. Montagu to be placed on some remote fund : with
interest from the date of the order. In the margin : Query :
Mr. Doughty [is to have] 500l. only (and not 700l.) as he desired
out of Greathead's arrear : for his building in the Mews.
[Ibid. pp. 188-9.]
The Lord Treasurer directs one year to the Governor [of the
Leeward Islands] which is 700l. and one year to the two foot
Companies there, which is 2,278l. 7s. 0d. making in all
2,978l. 7s. 0d. : to be paid presently out of the Customs.
[Likewise my Lord orders out of the Customs] 3,700l. for the
Judges : to succeed the aforesaid payment.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 189.]
My Lady Cleveland's 8,000l. order on the Wine Licences is to
be paid in course after 24,000l. shall be discharged by that
Mr. Montagu [his order for] 6,000l. odd hundred pounds [is
directed] to be placed on the Chimney money with interest at
6 per cent. the one moiety thereof [to be payable out of the
Hearthmoney farm rent due] in Sept. 1677 : the other [moiety
on the like payable] in March following.
Mr. Griffin [for the Chamber is] to have 3,315l. [: payable on the
Hearthmoney farm rent due] in Sept. 1677 : [and further] to
have [out of the Exchequer] 7,500l. at Midsummer [next] and
7,500l. at Michaelmas and to have no more this year.
Petitions [read and orders thereon given as follows] :
Mary Bagnall. Process to be respited till the [? Customs]
Commissioners inform my Lord particularly of her case.
Ralph Whitley. To be paid according to the report of
the Agents [for Taxes].
Mr. Worrall. To be referred to Sir. Chas. Harbord to state
his demands to this [present] time. In the margin :
John Moor. Referred to the Commissioners to know if he
Sir Ed. Sprag's executors. To speak to the King about it.
In the margin : Done [probably meaning : put among
my Lord's papers for the King].
William Tomlinson. Granted.
Mr. Perenant. To be put in the papers for the King.
In the margin : Done.
Serjeant of the Buckhounds. To be inquired into of Mr.
Mr. Bradshaw. To shew his bills to Mr. Fillingham to see
whether he do not owe more money to the account than he
Capt. Coglan. Nil.
Francis Cruys. To be paid according to the scheme.
Mr. Culliford. Granted. In the margin : Done.
Ph. Lanyon. The fee farms [are] overcharged already.
John Powney. [To be] put in the King's papers. In the
margin : Done.
[The] Marshal farrier. Nil.
[The] shipwright, joiner &c. My Lord can pay no more
than the usual sum to the Treasurer of the Chamber.
Band of Pensioners. My Lord to see the privy seal for
Tho. Ravenscroft. To be paid according to the scheme.
Sir John Robinson.
Mr. Bradshaw. To be referred to the Agents [for Taxes]
to report. In the margin : Done.
Monsieur D'Artiquenave. Put my Lord in mind to speak
to the King about it. In the margin : Done.
Lady Read. To be put in the King's papers. In the
margin : Done.
Farmers of [the Excise of] Norfolk. To be referred to the
Excise Commissioners. In the margin : Done.
Jo. Weldon (John Wheldon). The Lord Chancellor to
appoint a time to hear the matter.
Giles Dowle. Nil.
[The] Groom littermen. To be paid according to the rule.
Earl of Bath. Referred. In the margin : Done.
Tho. Goddard. [The thing petitioned for has been already
or] formerly granted to Capt. Godfry.
[The] joyner, carpenter, carver &c. To be put on the King's
minutes [i.e. among the papers for the King].
Sir John Pettus. To be put on the King's minutes. In
the margin : Done.
Mr. Nevill. To be shown to the Comp[trolle]r.
Sir John Norton's letter recommending Mr. Dickenson for
the place of woodward of New Forest is to be put into the papers
for the King. In the margin : Done.
The officers of the Works [are ordered] to proceed in erecting
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 190-1.]
Mr. Kent's accompts and Sir Stephen Fox's privy seal [to be
considered this day].
The Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados
[are to attend this day at the Treasury].
[Day Book p. 109.]
In the afternoon [of this day] the Barons [of the Exchequer]
are to meet the Lord Treasurer at the Treasury Chambers ;
[when] all papers concerning the Law duty are to be produced
and the paper of improvements offered by Fabian Phillips.
The business of the Barbados [Four and a Half per cent. duty]
farm [is to be considered this day].
The business between Sir Robt. Thomas and Dr. Butler [is
to be considered this day] Mr. Rider to attend with the other
Irish [Revenue] Farmers.
Mr. Kent's accompts [to be considered this day].
The two Chief Justices, Barons of the Exchequer, Serj. Maynard,
Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Ernle, the Attorney and Solicitor
General are to appear at 5 in the afternoon at the Treasury
Chambers to consider of effectual means for further prosecuting
Recusants and to consider of the business of the Law duty
and Mr. Brunskell's business.
The Lord Treasurer to consider with the Barons about the
spoils of the King's woods in Dean Forest and of some effectual
means to prevent it. Mr. Agar and Mr. Strod are to offer their
proposal [to my Lord to this end] and Sir C. Harbord and Sir
Baynham Throckmorton are to attend.
[Day Book p. 109.]
Mr. Aubrey Porter to be paid 30l. for half a year.
Mr. Give (Gyve) to attend the Lord Treasurer at 4 this afternoon.
[Treasury Minute Book V. 191-2.]
Present : Lord Chancellor, Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the
Exchequer, Attorney General, Solicitor General, Serjeant
Maynard, the two Chief Justices, Lord Chief Baron, the rest of
the Barons [of the Exchequer.]
My Lord Treasurer acquaints their Lordships that some complaints
have been made that the persecution of Recusants hath
not had the good effect intended which is the occasion of this
meeting and therefore he desires to be informed if there be any
more ways to make the proceedings against them more effectual.
The Attorney General says he hath from the first hour he
received his Majesty's commands to issue out process caused
the same to be sent forth in such manner as he was by His
Majesty commanded but fears the Returns have not answered
the end and saith he believes the causes to be (1) that in many
places little or nothing hath been done upon the Commissions
issued out ; (2) the sheriffs have not executed what they had
in charge ; (3) the course [adopted] by the King, viz. the taking]
of two-thirds of the land and not taking the 20l. per mensem
doth cause the meaner sort to be exempted.
Sir Charles Harbord says formerly upon the returns of the
convictions into the Exchequer process issued out to the sheriffs
to inquire and seize and not to Commissioners as now and a good
solicitor was appointed for every county.
The Attorney General says the most usual way was by Commission
to gentlemen and that way is least subject to corruption
for when it goes to the sheriff the under-sheriff acts and
for favour or reward will be more likely to spare some.
A debate [then followed] whether the Commissions being about
to be renewed shall be directed to the sheriffs for the future and
all agreed for the present to go that way, for although it may be
and most usually hath been by way of Commission, yet since
that way hath hitherto had no more effect it will be best to try
the way of writs to the sheriff.
The Attorney General, Sir Charles Harbord and the officers
of the Exchequer are to attend the Lord Chief Baron and the
Barons of the Exchequer on Saturday next to agree about
forming the writs and to see they issue with speed. Good
solicitors to be chosen and then to prosecute the most notorious.
[Ibid. pp. 193-4.]
The Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty are to be
here to-morrow afternoon.
Sir Stephen Fox's privy seal and Mr. Kent's account [to be
considered this day]. Sir John James attends about Sir
Stephen Fox's caveat.
[Day Book p. 109.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Refer to the Attorney General to know if Sir John James
and Major Huntington's great seal do weaken Sir Stephen Fox's
security on the Excise.
Sir Geo. Carteret's pension for 500l. on the farm of the Four and
a Half per cent. duty in Barbados is to be considered by the
Lord Treasurer [viz. as to] in what course of payment it stands
upon that revenue.
The Lord Chief Baron and the Attorney General are to
attend on Saturday morning upon the account of the Farmers
of the Barbados Four and a Half per cent. The Chancellor of
the Exchequer to inspect the books of account in the meantime.
Mr. Weare's grant [is ordered] to pass upon the payment of
the 1,300l. and if Sir Robt. Vyner consent to release him my Lord
will move the King to release him of the remainder of the debt
and the 1,000l. on the Chimney money. In the margin : Mr.
Sir Robert Thomas and his brothers [? in law] Dr. Butler and
Mr. Gibs are to attend on Saturday (when the Lord Chief Baron
and the Attorney General come) concerning the points in
difference about setting forth the land for the children's portions.
The 2,500l. for the Stables [is] to be forthwith paid.
Mr. Le Gouche's order is to be underwrit for 1,710l. [thereof
to be charged payable] on the contractors of the Hearthmoney
out of their money [or farm rent] payable the 19th of Sept next.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 192.]