Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord
Sir William Killegrew to be paid 62l. 10s. 0d. for half a quarter
of his pension due at Midsummer. In the margin : Done
[meaning : warrant drawn].
Direction to be given for 350l. to be issued on the Works' privy
seal : [same to be] for repairs of Hampton Steeple. The like
Mr. Legouch to have 1,710l. : [to be charged] on the Chimney
money [farm rent due] in Sept. next. The like marginal note.
The Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados
are called in. Their rent is 7,000l. per an. for 4 years, amounting
to 28,000l. whereof they have paid 9,000l. and they demand
for defalcations 24,599l. 1s. 6d. The Lord Treasurer desires
the Lord Chief Baron to advise him how to proceed towards
examination of these great demands. It is advised that the
Barbados merchants peruse the Farmers' books of accounts and
entries. The Farmers propose that for this present current
year (which is the 6th of their lease) some persons may be
nominated to inspect the receipt of their goods and keep an
account thereof, there being none as yet sent home from the West
Indies. My Lord Treasurer will take it into consideration.
"Mr. Tirrel to attend the referees on any dissatisfaction on the
Farmers' accounts." The reference to be by way of request
from the Lord Treasurer to the merchants in order to His
Majesty's service to report their observations upon the Farmers'
accounts and in what time it can be done. In the margin :
Done [meaning : the order of reference communicated to the
Sir Robert Thomas, Dr. Butler and Mr. Thomas are called in
concerning the settlement of some lands in dispute between
Sir Robert Thomas and his brother. The lease first to be made
before the King assigns Sir Robert the interest of his extent.
Agreed betwixt them [the parties above] that a lease be made
from the Crown of the lands in the general words of the lease
to the value of 240l. per an. or the sum mentioned in the privy
seal : that a like lease be made of such parcels of Flimpston
and Llanvihangle as shall amount to the same value to the same
person, to be re-demised to some person in trust for Sir Robert
Thomas on condition they shall receive the respective payments
mentioned in the privy seal by the former lease or to re-enter
upon such parts of this last security as shall be sufficient to
satisfy the respective payments mentioned in the said privy seal.
A warrant for [appointing] Fra. Dickens to be woodward of
New Forest on the recommendation of Sir John Norton. In
the margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 194-5.]
Petitions read [and orders thereon made as follows] :
Richard Reve. To have a day fixed for hearing his pretension
[at such time] when the Agents [for Taxes] may
Marcellis Jacopson. The petitioner or some one on his
behalf is to attend when the Customs Commissioners are
with the Lord Treasurer.
Capt. Pyne. To be paid according to the scheme.
Mris. Gunter. [The Secretary to the Treasury is] to see if
she has received as much as has incurred [grown due]
in my Lord's time [of acting as Lord Treasurer].
Eliz. Modyford. To speak with Sir Gilbert Gerard and
others that they may be impowered to take Arden's account
and till my Lord sees now his [Arden's] arrear will answer
all pretensions my Lord can do nothing for the petitioner.
Walter Morris. Mr. Tregeagle to be spoken with [to know]
whether there were no fraud in the petitioner.
Mary Hagedot. Nil.
John Tolhurst. My Lord to be first satisfied as to this man.
John Jenkins. Process to be stopped till further order.
Sir Christopher Musgrave. A caveat to be entered not to
grant these tolls to any other.
Pinfold and Stockdale. Nil.
Vernon et al. What the Attorney General advises my
Lord Treasurer directs to be pursued.
Yeomen and grooms of the otter hounds. Nil.
Samuel Johnson. Nil.
Mary and Benet Fisher. Nil.
Seamen of the Speedwell frigate. If his Majesty promised
them the 153l. (the price of the Dutch dogger they took)
my Lord must receive the King's order [for such payment
before making it].
Francis Weaver. The matter to be examined by the Agents
for the Hearthmoney.
Anne Picques. [Ordered] to have 50l, more.
John Underwood. Nil.
H. Foxcroft. Mr. Bertie, Secretary to the Treasury, is to
acquaint the Lord Treasurer when a vacancy happens
among the coastwaiters.
James Rogers. Nil.
Earl and Countess of Lichfield. Nil.
Mary Morly (Morley). To be referred to Commissary
Gentlemen &c. of the Chapel [Royal] and Serjeant &c. of
the Vestry. My Lord will have an account what will
buy the surplices and my Lord will speak with Mr. Griffin
as to their extraordinaries of their journey to Newmarket.
Sir John Watts. To be referred to Mr. Fillingham.
Alderman Allen et al Commissioners of Excise in the years
1657-8-9. [Ordered] to be discharged by privy seal.
Col. Tho. Howard of Suffolk. A privy seal to be drawn
for 2,000l. In the margin : Done.
Marm[aduke] Dorrell. My Lord can give no answer till he
be satisfied how Rewse's accounts stand.
Mr. Gregory. To be considered for his pains and charges
and the sum to be left to Mr. Bertie.
Robert Ford. To see how his case stands with the rules.
Anne Ince. To be referred to Sir C. Harbord to value the
William Broxholme. My Lord would be satisfied how he
has disposed the King's money.
Capt. Phillips. [My Lord] to know how he has been paid
his pension of 4s. a day.
Business of the sheriffs' farm not read now.
John Lindsay &c. not read now.
John Johnson. To be referred to the [? Customs] Commissioners.
[The Yeomen] Harbingers. My Lord pays Mr. Griffin [for
them] and not them [direct].
Sir Stephen Fox. Mr. Noel, lieutenant of the [New] Forest, to be
written to about the want of timber to repair the
John Tooker and Salmon. To have a hearing with Mr.
Long 6 Dec. next
[The] Clothiers. [To be put among] the papers for the
Officers of the Tents. [Ordered] to be paid according to the
Mr. Gifford. To be paid as desired.
Hen. Minchard. His answer to be sent back to the Customs
Thomas Tudor. [To be put among] the papers for the King.
John Rooke. His fine [for his lease] to be paid as the
Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] rates it, if it be usual.
John Perin. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
John Rose. My Lord is not for altering the present way
of payment for keeping the garden.
Artificers of Scotland Yard. Nil.
Mr. Brunskell's reasons. To be shewed to the Lord Chief
Geo. Pley. The sufficiency of his security is to be referred
to the Customs Commissioners.
Creditors of the Earl of Plymouth. Their payment to be
placed on some arrears.
Henry Bond. [To be put among] the papers for the King
Mr. Hebdon. Nil.
Mr. Robinson. Nil.
Capt. Wetwang. Not read.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 196-8.]
Lord Berkeley's warrant to be but 1,000l. for his journey to
Mr. Dickens' warrant for [his appointment as] woodward of
New Forest [is] to be to him or his sufficient deputy.
Henry Bond's warrant is to be drawn for a pension of 50l.
per an. for his pains in discovering the longitude.
"Mr. Perenant to be spoke with concerning the old arrear of
Coinage duty of 600l. how much will satisfy him."
Mr. Spencer's petition for 300l. arrear due by [from] his
brother as Receiver in Westmorland &c. [is] to be granted if
[there be] no charge already upon it.
The extraordinary for the Works is to be again presented.
Capt. Alford [his business] to be again presented.
The like for Mr. Ellesden.
The King's note for 400l. to Sir Charles Wheeler [is] to be paid
to Mr. Hen. Killegrew out of secret service.
A list of the Earl of Plymouth's debts is produced and read
amounting to 2,500l. (beside the charges of the privy seal computed
at 21l. 3s. 0d). The Lord Treasurer directs 582l. 19s. 7d.
to be paid by tally on the Hearthmoney and the remaining
1,895l. 17s. 5d. to be satisfied out of the 4,500l. tallies formerly
struck on the Four and a Half per cent. duty for the payment
of the Barbados Regiment (since supplied out of the fourth
quarter of the eighteen months' assessment) which tallies remain
deposited in Mr. Segar's hands and are to come next in course
to be paid after Mr. Kirwood and Mr. Trant's tallies leavied
upon the said [Four and a Half per cent. duty] farm for moneys
advanced to the said regiment. [Ibid. p. 199.]
Mr. Brent to show my Lord Treasurer what the fee farm rents
are in Sir Edm. Sawyer's [audit] district.
The privy seal for remission of the arrear of rent of Malesscott
(Malescott) wood in Dean Forest is to pass.
To see how Lord Berkeley's procuration money stands upon
his bill of extraordinaries and his interest.
To see what the Navy and Ordnance debt is upon Mr. Warren's
Mr. Holland to attend the Lord Treasurer on Mr. Bradshaw's
Query : How much the Wardens of the Tower want to pay
them till midsummer last in [from the commencement of] my
Lord's time [as Lord Treasurer].
Mr. Fillingham to state the Earl of Plymouth's debts : and
the creditors are to repair to the Lord Treasurer.
The Lord Treasurer to be informed what those pensions are
that are granted on valuable considerations.
The Lord Treasurer directs the following notice to be published
by setting up the same in the usual places and inserting
it in the Gazette.
"These are to give notice that upon Friday the 25th day of
August next in the forenoon my Lord Treasurer will
be ready at the Treasury Chambers in Whitehall to receive
all such proposals as shall be then tendered for farming
of the whole Excise for 3 years to commence from the
expiration of the present farm in being viz. from 1677."
(In the margin : This is put off to the 2d day of Oct. next.
See infra under date Aug. 12.)
Sir Algernon May to have 125l. according to the scheme [of
expenditure] as keeper of the records in the Tower.
Lord Arlington to have tallies for 250l. on the Excise for a
quarter on his pension.
Frances Teretia, Duchess of Richmond, to have the like.
[Treasury Minute Book V, p. 200.]
The Farmers of the Excise [are] to attend [this day].
Mr. Duncomb [also to attend].
Mr. Bucknall's petition and [the] report [thereon are] to be
considered [this day].
Sir Rich. Pigott and Mr. Weaver [to attend this day].
The Surveyor of the Works to attend [this day].
[Day Book, p. 110.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Sir Leoline Jenkins's order for 1,300l. [is] to be placed [charged,
for payment] on the Chimney money [farm rent due] in March
Upon a complaint of Sir Stephen Fox against the Excise Commissioners
it was amongst other things observed that the quarterly
pensions were paid out of money not properly applicable to their
payment when as the pensions of each quarter are payable out
of the rent of the said quarter, one third of the pension out of the
third of the quarter's rent and two-thirds out of the two-thirds
and that the Duke of York is always paid so. The Lord
Treasurer is contented that pensions be so paid that the tallies
upon which interest money is paid may have preference as they
ought to have.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 201.]
Lord Arundel of Trerice to be paid [in] full.
The Earl of Carlisle to be paid according to [the expenditure]
Mr. Elliot to have 300l. for half a year of his 600l. due on his
Dr. Gibbons to be paid his pension.
Mr. Hide to have a second three months if he please to pass
a new privy seal.
Lord Gerard to be paid according to the order of Council for
both of his pensions. In the margin : Done [meaning : warrant
Mr. Edmund d'Oyly to attend on Wednesday next about his
arrear of Hearthmoney and subsidy Co. Notts.
The Lord Treasurer to be minded of the Earl of Rochester's
order for repairs of Woodstock being about 300l.
To enquire if the [grant in] reversion of the [office of] Clerk
of the Pipe in the case of Hugh Clifford [was] passed by the
Lord Treasurer or by the Secretaries [of State].
[Privy seal] for 8,000l. [per an. salary for the Lord High
Treasurer by] patent on that part of the Excise which is [in
the King's] inheritance for life.
The Farmers of Excise to attend on Friday afternoon.
Mr. Bertie and Capt. Shales to go to Mr. Duncombe to-morrow
to know his times of having his money ready.
The interest [due] on Mr. Simon Bennett's orders is to be paid
A list [is ordered] to be called for from Sir Robert Howard of
those who lent their money in specie into the Exchequer.
The Farmers of [the revenue of] Ireland are to attend the Lord
Treasurer on Friday next.
Sir Hugh Bethel's fine [is] to pass to John Knt [Knight] Esq.
Mris. Stuart's 300l. per an. pension is to be paid according
to the order for suspensions. Mr. Levett to be paid accordingly
and Mris. Goulding. Mr. Gervas Price to be paid 25l. [in] full
by contract being one quarter.
Memorandum. [The following advertisement] to be put in
Whereas divers of His Majesty's subjects in and about the
cities of London and Westminster and elsewhere have
been deceived in payment of their duties for their firehearths
to divers ill minded persons who have forged commissions
in the names of Abraham Anselme, John Perry
and Edward Buckley Esqrs., the present contractors for
bringing in that revenue, and under pretence of such forged
commissions have demanded the duty and gotten several
sums of money from several persons : these are to give
notice that one who goes by the name of Benjamin
Denton and by pretence of a forged commission from the
said contractors hath received several sums of money
from several persons for their duty for Hearthmoney is
detected of the said abuse and is now in custody in Wood
Street Counter, London, where any person or persons that
have paid any Chimney money and have acquittances
in the name of the said Ben. Denton may charge him
with actions for the moneys he hath received of them or
prosecute him for indictments for the abuse aforesaid.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 202.]
The officers of the Works [are to attend the Lord Treasurer
Commissary Baynes [is to attend likewise] with the state of
[the payments of] the Barbados Regiment.
[Day Book p. 110.]
Mr. Edmond Doyley called in concerning the arrears [of Hearthmoney
and subsidy Co. Notts]. He says he hath been obliged
to take orders of the goldsmiths for his money. The Lord
Treasurer will represent the matter to the King and receive his
Sir Robert Southwell [is] to send [to the Lord Treasurer] the
petition of the Yeomen of the Guard presented to the King in
The Farmers of the Excise are called in. The Lord Treasurer
tells them he has heard discourses fly as if they should say the
running cash [of the Excise Office] was theirs and that their
lending it to the King was a courtesy and not matter of right
and therefore his Lordship desired that this might be put out of
all doubt. The forfeited interest of 394l. is directed by the Lord
Treasurer to be allowed to the Farmers. Mr. Stevens [is ordered]
to send to the Lord Treasurer an account of the money received
by Mr. Chiffinch what has been paid out and what is remaining.
"Mr. Rowney's part to the Excise Farmers [is ordered] to remain
in my Lord Treasurer's hand till Mr. Rowney comes up."
[Ibid. p. 203.]
The Customs Commissioners are called in. [They are ordered]
(1) to consider what is to be done with the ships that have procured
blank passes : (2) how to prevent the delivery of those
other blank passes in Mr. Eyre's hand which were given him by
Peter le Marche ; (3) whether it be not advisable that an order
of Council be procured to make no more ships free.
The King to be acquainted that a parcel of salt lately brought
from Germany contrary to the Navigation Act is for the use of
the Royal Fishery.
(Mr. Morrison, Mr. Ludwell and Mr. Smith) the Agents for
Virginia are to be summoned to attend the Lord Treasurer on
Friday next the 28th to show my Lord the reason why the
Governor and Council take upon them to displace Mr. Bland.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 111.]
Serjeant Ramsey and Serjeant Harsnett are to have one half
year [on their salaries] full, without retrenchment.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 203.]
The Victuallers to give an account [this day] of Mr. Mounteney's
1,400l. bills upon Mr. Jagger.
The Farmers [of the Revenue] of Ireland are to attend at the
[Day Book, p. 111.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Isaac Astell's petition is read charging Sir Jo. Shaw and Sir
Jo. Wolstenholme et al late Farmers of the Customs with several
fraudulent practices in the making up their accompts for the
Customs ending 1667. Mr. Astell is ordered to attend on Wednesday
next (Aug. 2) to make out (his charge as to) these
The Lord Treasurer directs Sir John Shaw's docquet and Sir
John Wolstenholme's for the [Customs] farm [ending] 1670 to
be delivered out [to them] as the rest of their partners' [docquets
Mr. Rider called in. The Lord Treasurer acquaints him that
the King expects the remaining 20,000l. [loan in the form of
advance money from the Irish Revenue Farmers] and that process
will issue for it and their covenants will be sued. Mr. Rider
says he will give his Lordship an account of all matters as soon
as he is arrived in Ireland. He desires my Lord would sign
their docquets for their security on the quit rents. The Lord
Treasurer refuses to sign them till the 20,000l. be first paid.
Mr. Morrison and Ludwell are called in with Mris. Bland. The
Lord Treasurer demands of these Agents of Virginia the reason
why Mr. Bland is dismissed without application [being first made]
to his Lordship. They answer that he is restored to his employment
again. My Lord Treasurer to dictate minutes for a letter
to the Governor of Virginia upon the occasion of dismissing Mr.
Bland. The Customs Commissioners [are] to consider Mr.
Bland's power which the [Virginia] Agents conceive extends
only to the collecting the duty of 1d. per pound of such ships that
come not for England and that the Governor is under a penalty
of 1,000l. for entering and clearing of all ships that come for
England or go elsewhere.
Sir John Bancks lends 6,000l. to be repaid the 24th of Oct.
out of the Customs [with interest] at the rate of 6 per cent. and
the gratuity [the rate of which latter he agrees shall be] submitted
to the Lord Treasurer.
A letter to be written to Mr. Mounteney to make payment
according to direction.
[Treasury Minute Book V, p. 204, Day Book p. 111.]
Mr. Lane's petition [is to be included among] the papers for
the King on Sunday.
A memorandum of the Earl of Ailesbury's business also [is to be
put on the King's papers.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 205.]
Mr. Culliford to attend this day with the Customs Commissioners.
[Day Book, p. 111.]