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'Entry Book: January 1676, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 99-108. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80585 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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January 1676, 1-15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and other Entries : all not of the nature of Treasury Minutes.
Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1675-6. Jan. 1. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to [the Customs Commissioners] to admit the ship Endeavour (Henry Uvedale master and part owner) to an entry without demanding the one per cent. duty : she having proceeded on her voyage for Lisbon, Leghorn and Scanderoon with 16 guns and her full complement of 32 men, but 5 ran away at Lisbon and Leghorn and one died at Cyprus whereby he returned into the Downs with only 26 Englishmen for which cause the extraordinary duty of one per cent. is required of the freighters. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 64.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay Richard Gregory last Xmas quarter's salary. Money Book General. p. 259.
Jan. 3. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to [the Customs Commissioners] to deliver unopened and customs free at William Chiffinch's lodgings in Whitehall a portmantle now in the Customs House and directed to the Earl of Shrewsbury : at the King's command. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 63.
Same from same to same to register and enter as free ships the four vessels Holy Island, Experiment, Speedwell, and Success bought in Holland by the undertakers for erecting a fishery in Holy Island, notwithstanding they may be sailed by foreigners and without the three fourths English mariners.
Prefixing :—Order of the King in Council dated 1675, Dec. 22, for the above.
Ibid, p. 65
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 1,300l. to Sir William Temple for 3 months' ordinary as Ambassador in Holland and 61l. 4s. 0d. for half a year's interest on two orders dated 26 Nov., 1670, and 14 Nov., 1671. [drawn] in the name of Samuell Gillabrand. Mr. Mounteney to bring both these sums into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 259
[?] Reference to the Auditor of the Receipt from Treasurer Danby of the bill of the four Messengers of the Receipt for their charges &c. in sending and dispersing to the Clerks of the Peace within the several counties and places of England and to the Mayors of the Corporations letters dated 1675, July 31, to be communicated to the Commissioners for seizing two thirds of Recusants' estates.
Appending :—Certificate by Charles Bertie dated 1675, Sept. 11, that the said messengers have performed this service.
Jan. 3. Charles Bertie to Mr. Mounteney, Cashier of the Customs, to bring in 1,500l. into the Exchequer for the Navy. Money Book (General) p. 259.
Same to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue said 1,500l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the use of the chest at Chatham. Ibid.
Same to the Cashier of the Customs to pay Visct. Yarmouth 13l. 6s. 8d. for one year's creation money to Michaelmas last. Ibid, p. 260.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 150l. (which Mr. Mounteney is to bring into the Receipt) for Mrs. Gunter whose husband was instrumental in the King's escape from Worcester. Ibid.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service for Xmas quarter last on the 2,000l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1674, Aug. 25. Ibid.
Same for 2,550l. to same for same as by the privy seal of July 20 last : to be by tally on the Excise. Ibid.
Same for 2,000l. to same for same for Xmas quarter on his privy seal for 8,000l. per an. (In the margin. for the Lord Treasurer.) Ibid.
Jan. 3 and 17 Same for 500l. to same for same for Xmas quarter on his privy seal of 1674, July 27. (In the margin : for the Earl of Lichfield.) Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 4.
Jan. 4. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 50l. for half a year to Sept. 29 last on Elianor Withers' and Jane Halsnorth's pensions to be paid by tallies on the Receivers General of Beds and Bucks. Ibid, p. 260. Ibid, p. 2.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby [to the Customs Cashier] to pay 3,675l. to Samuel Maydwell, Clerk and Paymaster of the bills of impost for one year to Xmas last for impost wines at the rate of 42s. per tun to the noblemen and others usually allowed the same. Money Book (General) p. 274.
Jan. 5. Privy seal for 50s. a day to Richard Bulstrode for his ordinary as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands : to be payable quarterly in advance : with the usual clause for allowing extraordinaries for intelligence and other services. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, undated, of docquet hereof). King's Warrant Book V. p. 11. Docquet Book, p. 15.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 50l. to Mr. Ellesden for half a year of his pension : said sum being lately brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 260.
Same to same for a tally for 300l. for half a year to Xmas last on Sir Francis Windham's pension. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kent to pay [above said tally to] Sir Francis Windham. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Sir Gabriell Silvius, Envoy Extraordinary to the Prince of Orange, 300l. which will be brought into the Receipt by the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 261.
Same to same for tallies for 2,000l. for a quarter on the Duke of Monmouth's pension :
1,000l. for a quarter on two pensions of Sir Stephen Fox's payable on the Excise.
75l. for a quarter on Somerset Fox's pension.
Ibid.
Same to same to pay 83l. 6s. 8d. to Auditor Bridges for 1¼ years to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Lord Digby certain goods sent by him for himself and friends and not for sale, "he being upon his return." Out Letter (Customs) III. p. 65.
Jan. 7. Same from same to same to deliver 2 chests of Pucaros or earthenware and some sweetmeats, oranges, licour, sweet water and hair cloth arrived from Lisbon in the Concord of London and intended for the Queen's own use. Ibid, p. 66.
Money warrant for 14,300l. to Samuell Pepys for Xmas quarter for the garrison of Tangier. Money Book (General) p. 261.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies (for 500l.) on the Customs for Xmas quarter last on Prince Rupert's pension. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 6.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay abovesaid tallies. Money Book (General) p. 261.
Same to [? the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay Capt. Mansell 100l. for half a year on his pension. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 6.
Warrants for the Xmas quarter's salaries of the Customs officers of London port (total 7,405l. 4s. 7d.) and the outports (total 3,404l. 7s. 6d.) respectively. Money Book (General) p. 262.
Money warrant for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Bulstrode for a quarter's ordinary in advance as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the Xmas quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office. (Total 2,142l. 10s. 0d. Ibid, p. 263.
Same of Richard Gregory's bill for Xmas quarter last for attendance on Treasurer Danby. (Total 14l. 10s.) Ibid, p. 264.
Warrant from same to the Customs Cashier to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Ayloffe the King's Remembrancer for 1 year to Xmas last on the fee usually paid him by the outports' customers for passing their accounts. Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to George Nicholas, Surveyor General of Customs, for half a year to Michaelmas last. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675 Dec. of a grant to Charles Asherton of the office of His Majesty's Serjeant Plumber with the fee of 12d. a day : all in reversion after Peter Brent. Docquet Book, p. 15.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675 Dec. of a grant of incorporation for the better rule and government of the Walloon Congregation and strangers using the trade or mystery of weaving in the city of Canterbury and within one mile thereof : to be incorporated by the name of the Master, Warden and Fellowship of Weavers in the city of Canterbury and within one mile of the same ; with power to purchase, plead and be impleaded and to make laws for the better government of the said Corporation, reserving liberty to any of His Majesty's English subjects being weavers within the limits of the Corporation to become members thereof if they desire it : and a saving of the privileges and customs of the city of Canterbury. Docquet Book, p. 16.
Same of same dated 1675-6 Jan. of a warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay to Sir John James, Robert Huntington, and Samuel Kingdon 2,705l. by them lately lent to the King and paid to Sir Thomas Chicheley, Master of the Ordnance, being so much due to him for arms and ammunition for his Majesty's service in Ireland : the same to be repaid out of the moneys to be advanced by the present Farmers [of the Revenue] of Ireland after 30,000l. formerly charged thereon : and in case the present Farmers do not proceed [in their said form] or shall not advance so much, then this 2,705l. with Irish interest and usual exchange is to be paid out of the first moneys arising by the Customs there after the said 30,000l. be satisfied. Ibid, p. 20.
Treasurer Danby's instructions to John Shales appointed to inspect the management of the revenue of Excise and the current cash thereof and to give the Lord Treasurer such information thereof as shall be required. You are to keep counterparts of the books of daily receipts and payments made in the office of Richard Kent, Receiver General of Excise : and counterparts of all books and accompts of receipts and payments of the Excise Farmers : and counter accompts of advances of money made to the King by said Kent : to note allowances to the Excise Farmers for interest of their running cash and advance money : to inform of all defaults of payment of rent by the Excise Farmers. Warrants not Relating to Money, VI. pp. 211-2.
Royal sign manual for 20l. to Capt. John Coghlan as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon dated Jan. 8.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 12. Money Book (General) p. 262.
Same for 100l. to — Laughorne relict of Major Genl. Laughorne deceased : as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon dated Jan. 8.) Ibid, p. 13. Ibid, p. 263.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Lloyd, gent as a grant to him from the King of the fine imposed upon Thomas Jones and others in co. Pembroke for a riot by them committed. (Money warrant hereon dated Jan. 15.) Ibid, p. 14. Ibid, p. 270.
Caveat that no grant pass of the arrears of Tenths due from the late bishop of Lincoln or from Mr. Mellish his sub-collector till Mr. Portman the goldsmith (who has lent 600l. odd to said Mellish on a tally on said Tenths) be first heard. Caveat Book, p. 16.
Jan. 8. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 13l. to Roger Charnock for last Xmas quarter's salary as a King's waiter in the Custom House, London. Money Book (General) p. 265.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Roger Charnock for same quarter's salary as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book (General) p. 265.
Jan. 10. Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of London as by the order of reference of June 16 last. The Agents for Taxes had conference with several of the Commissioners for the Eighteen Months' Assessment for London and the Receiver and Solicitor for same. From their report I find that petitioners assessed the whole sum charged on the city by the said assessment and have done their best to get it in but by reason of many empty houses and tofts unbuilt (rateably assessed with inhabited houses) there is a shortage of 1,063l. 16s. 11½d. over and above the 800l. per mensem mentioned in the petition, which your Majesty (when the assessment was first agreed to) promised to abate out of the 5,091 11s. 4d. monthly charged on the city by the Act : so that the total shortage is 14,400l. (for 18 months of said 800l. a month) and 1,063 16s. 11½d. or 15,463l. 16s. 11½d. in all. I conceive this may reasonably be abated. Warrants not Relating to Money VI, pp. 213-4.
Same to same from same on the petition of the Society of Governor and Assistants, London, of the New Plantations in Ulster [praying] for 4,000l. due to them for the Customs of Londonderry. I agree with the report of the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (dated the 24th ult.) that in consideration of their surrender of those Customs petitioners were to have 6,000l., whereof they received 2,000l., that the King directed payment of the residue to be made before Xmas 1675 by the contract made with the Earl of Ranelagh, of which they have had no benefit and therefore advising that it may be paid out of new [Irish Revenue] Farmers' advance money or out of the revenue in Ireland uncharged if any be. Ibid, p. 215.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies for 125l. for a quarter on the pension of Col. Thomas Howard of Suffolk : granted in consideration of his surrender of his commission as Lieut. Col. to the Holland Regiment. Money Book (General) p. 265.
Same to Mr. Kent to pay the abovesaid tallies. Ibid.
Money warrant for half a year to Xmas last on the yearly fee or allowance of 58l. 5s. 0d. to Gervase Price as Gentleman of the Bows ; and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of Dec. 22 last for 14,300l. to Mr. Pepys for Tangier : same being hereby charged on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. next. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies [for 250l.] for half a year to Sept. 29 last on Lady Charlotte Paston's pension. Ibid, p. 266.
Same to Richard Kent to pay abovesaid tallies. Ibid.
Money warrant for 115l. for one year's salary to Xmas [last] to John Chase as apothecary in ordinary to the King. Ibid.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Le Mesuriers for the delivery of his ship Hope of Guernsey being seized at Cowes for having about 150 weight of Peignon wool. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 66.
Caveat that no grant pass of the place of searcher of Chichester now void by the death of Thomas Grinfield till John Byndlosse's pretensions be considered who has a warrant signed by the King two years since for the reversion, lodged with Sir Phillip Lloyd. Caveat Book, p. 17.
Jan. 11. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to give immediate order for the stop of engines as below now shipped and ready to go forth : and to take care to prevent the future exportation of such engines either from England or the Plantations to the use of any foreigner whatsoever.
Prefixing :—Copy of an order of the King in Council of Jan. 3 inst. made upon a petition from the sugar merchants of the King's Plantations setting forth that one Andrew Orgill had invented a way of casting iron cases whereby the outsides of the rollers of those engines which squeeze the sugar canes were so cased in that it was of very great advantage and saving to them and the charge inconsiderable : whereby his Majesty's subjects were enabled to sell cheap and in a fair way of spoiling the sugar trade belonging to other nations who wanted [lacked] the help of this invention : and that therefore great endeavours were used by strangers to draw out of the kingdom some of the said cases which are not elsewhere to be procured than from his Majesty's subjects and that on Wednesday last there were 12 of the said iron cases shipped by one Tho. Hunt on board the Prosperous, Tho. Evans master, bound for Rouen to go to the French Plantations : wherefore petitioners pray prohibition as above which the King hereby grants and so orders as above.
Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 67-8.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay off Mr. Warner's order of Dec. 4 last for 75l. 4s. 9d. out of the like sum to be brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 265.
Money warrant for 39l. 5s. 8d. and 30l. to John Barnard gent. for disbursements and pains respectively in his Majesty's service during the last session of Parliament. Ibid, p. 267.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675, Dec. of a grant to Sir Robert Howard Kt. of the office of keeper of his Majesty's game of hare, pheasant, heron, partridge and other wild fowl in and about the manor of Oatlands loco Robert Alexander Esq. deceased : with the fee or wages of 1s. a day and 26s. 8d. per an. for a livery. Docquet Book, p. 18.
Jan. 12. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 250l. to Lord Byron for half a year to Xmas last on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 265.
Same to Mr. Kent to pay abovesaid tallies. Ibid.
Same to same to bring into the Exchequer 5,000l ; for a quarter of Sir Stephen Fox's privy seal for secret service. Ibid, p. 266.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 125l. to Sir William Killegrew for last Xmas quarter on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 268.
Same to [? Mr. Kent] to pay [abovesaid tallies for] said 125l. to said Killegrew. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to Mris. Dorothy Howard for half a year to Xmas last on her pension as a maid of honour. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies for 1,500l. to Sir Allan Apsley for the Duke of York being last Xmas quarter on the 1,500l. per quarter ordered by Treasurer Danby's warrant of 1674-5, Feb. 15, for the gradual payment of the 20,000l. to said Apsley for the Duke of York (said 20,000l. having been ordered by the privy seal of 1670, June 14, and Treasury warrant of 1670 June 22, in compensation of said Duke's damage by the late Act for registering 110,000l. on wines). The present tallies to be drawn on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March next. Ibid, p. 269.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Phillip Lloyd for last Xmas quarter on the 2,000l. per an. for secret service as by the privy seal of Oct. 30 last (Cal. Tr. Books, Vol. IV. p. 840). Ibid.
Same for 222l. 10s. 0d. to Lord Arundell for one year to Xmas last on his fees of 10s. a day and 40l. per an. as Governor of Pendennis. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the salary bill detailed of the Excise Office for 9 months to 1675, June 24 : (total 979l. 8s. 9d) Ibid, p. 276.
Privy seal for a grant to Sir Francis Anderson of 477l. 11s. 4½d. being a super remaining upon the accompt of William Christian late Receiver of Hearthmoney for Durham, Newcastle, Northumberland and Berwick : with power to sue for same in the King's name &c. : same being prayed for by said Anderson in regard of his constant loyalty and services to the King. (Royal warrant dated Jan. 7 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 10 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Jan. 19 to the Receipt for tallies of assignment for said sum accordingly). King's Warrant Book, V. pp. 16-18, 13. Docquet Book, p. 17. Money Book (General) p. 282.
Same for discharging William Thompson (Tompson) of 111l. 2s. 8d arrear of a fee farm rent of 55l. 11s. 4d. per an. payable to the Crown out of the manor of Hambleton, co. Yorks, for 2 years ending Lady Day, 1662, at which time the said Thompson obtained a grant from the Crown of the said rent of 55l. 11s. 4d. per an. for and in lieu and recompence of the Castle and site of the castle of Scarborough which he then granted and surrendered to the King : the said grant of 1662 Lady Day not having taken notice of said arrear although the said castle and scite were in the King's possession during the said two years in which the said rent became arrear. (Royal warrant dated Jan. 7 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 11 of docquet hereof, Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Jan. 19 to Richard Aldworth, Auditor for co. Yorks, to make said allowance to said Thompson). King's Warrant Book V. pp. 14, 15. Docquet Book, p. 17. Money Book (General) p. 282.
Privy seal for 2,000l. to Mris. Dorothy Grahme, now wife of Capt. James Grahme and lately called Dorothy Howard and late one of the maids of Honour to the Queen Consort : same to be as royal bounty. (Royal warrant dated Jan. 7 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 11 of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon dated Jan. 31). King's Warrant Book V. pp. 14, 16. Docquet Book, p. 17. Money Book (General) p. 288.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Lawrence Hyde of all customs and forfeitures (by the Act of Navigation or otherwise for non-payment of Customs) of logwood imported into England and Wales or Berwick for 21 years from the determination of the interest therein granted by patent of 1662, Sept. 23, to John Pincombe for 21 years from March, 1662. The present grant to be at the yearly rent of 5l. and to be in consideration of the many good and faithful services performed by said Hyde to the King. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated? Aug. 30 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 98. Docquet Book, p. 86.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for a certificate of process since the Restoration against any persons for imprest money or any debts due to the King not yet satisfied (debts upon port bonds only excepted), with all particulars thereof. Warrant not Relating to Money VI. p. 215.
Same to same to stay process against John Adderley, late Receiver for co. Derby of the last Eighteen Months' Assessment, he being now ready to pass his accompt. Ibid, p. 216.
Treasurer Danby to Auditor Sir Ri. Langley for a certificate of accounts now depending before said Auditor and for what debts the accomptants are accomptable, with the arrears remaining on the foot of any accompt. Ibid.
The like severally to Auditors Parsons, Morice, Phillips, Godolphin, Sawyer, Seymour and Bridges. Ibid.
Jan. 13. Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the complaint and answer of Samuell Weale, Collector of Customs at Fowey. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 68.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for 227l. 10s. 0d. (which Mr. Mounteney is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to be issued forthwith to Mr. Bulstrode, His Majesty's Resident at Brussels. Money Book (General) p. 267.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to Mr. George Nicholas for half a year of his salary, as Surveyor of Customs. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 9.
Same to [? the Auditor of the Receipt] for 200l. to the bishop of Sarum for last Xmas quarter for the Poor Knights and Officers of the Garter. Ibid, p. 268. Ibid, p. 10.
Same to same to pay 27l. 7s. 6d. to Mr. Lawrence for three quarters on his 2s. a day as surveyor of the King's highways and 15l. 3s. 4d. for a quarter on his 3s. 4d. a day. Ibid. Money Book (General) p. 268.
Same to same to pay 10l. to Mr. Robert Bertie for Xmas quarter last on his pension. Mr. Mounteney is directed to bring the said 10l. into the Exchequer Ibid, p. 269.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 331l. 16s. 8d. and 37l. 9s. 4d. to Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer, for parchment for the blank books of the Comptrollers &c. respectively of the outports and of London. Money Book (General) p. 269.
Jan. 14. Same from same to the Receipt for tallies for 1,000l. in further part of the order of 1669, July 5, for 5,263l. 6s. 8d. to Sir William Bowles and Robert Child for the service of the Office of the Tents : on which order there is already 1,500l. paid. Ibid, p. 270.
Money warrant for 43l. 10s. 0d., 200l. and 90l. to Tho. Felton and William Chiffinch for Xmas quarter last on their various fees &c. as Masters of the Hawks. Ibid, p. 271.
Same for 1,500l. to Sir John Kirke for last Xmas quarter for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners : the said 1,500l. to be paid into the Exchequer by the Receivers of First Fruits and Tenths. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Sir William Turnor Kt. for half a year to Xmas last for soliciting business relating to His Majesty's revenue, and 150l. for charges in carrying on suits depending in the King's behalf in the Exchequer and elsewhere. Ibid, pp. 272, 273.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to issue process ad computandum against the executors of William, late bishop of Lincoln for arrears of Tenths of the clergy of that diocese. Ibid, p. 272.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 200l. into the Exchequer for the use of Thomas Killegrew. Ibid, p. 274.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver some gloves and fans brought in the Lilly pink from Livorne and sent to Mris. Middleton and several of her friends not for merchandise. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 68.
Jan. 15. Money warrant for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney as royal bounty for relief of her present necessities. Money Book (General) p. 270.
Letters of direction upon an order of 1673-4, Feb. 12, for 200l. to Sir Gabriel Silvius : same being hereby payable out of the Hearthmoney farm rent payable in March next. Ibid, p. 271.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 2,000l. to Sam Maydwell in part of his warrant of Jan. 4 last for 3,675l. for one year's impost bills. Ibid, p. 273.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 50l. to Sir Edward Carteret, Usher of the Black Rod, for a quarter to Xmas last on his pension, "if so much be in the Exchequer and if it be not I will write to Mr. Mounteney to bring it in." Ibid, p. 274.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring 1,200l. into the Exchequer for the Treasurer of the Navy : to be applied towards payment of the ship Roebuck. Ibid, p. 275.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the abovesaid 1,200l. to the Treasurer of the Navy accordingly. Ibid.
Royal warrant for a privy seal as follows : Sir John Poyntz Kt., Henry Savile, Henry Killegrew, Thomas Baker and Samuel Selwood have offered to discover and prosecute divers great sums of money which Sir William Bucknall Kt., William Dashwood, Phillip Jemmet, John Forth, John Breedon, Dannet Forth and George Dashwood (late Farmers of Excise of London, Westminster, Middlesex, Surrey and divers other counties) have fraudulently obtained from the King in several great allowances, abatements, deductions and defalcations out of their respective farm rents upon false accompts and suggestions with breach and forfeiture of several covenants in their grants of lease and also of several duties levied by said Farmers or their servants under pretext of the said grants of lease although in truth the same were not comprehended or intended to be comprehended in such their farms and ought therefore to be accompted for by said Farmers and by them to be paid to the King. The said Poyntz et al ut supra are hereby authorised to sue and prosecute said Farmers and are hereby granted a moiety of what they shall prosecute and recover of the abovesaid : and without their consent the said Farmers shall not be compounded with or discharged of any the premises herein. Further they are hereby to receive a moiety of any fines for forgery or other crime of which said Farmers shall be proven guilty on the prosecution of said Poyntz et al. King's Warrant Book V. pp. 18-22.