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January 1676, 16-31

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'Entry Book: January 1676, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 108-120. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80586 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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January 1676, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Jan. 17. Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 100l. to Sir Gilbert Talbot for two years of his fee : which sum Mr. Mounteney is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 275.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer 60l. for Mris. Skelton for half a year's interest to Xmas last on her, order for 2,000l. : 100l. for the [King's four] Lancashire preacher[s] : 500l. for the Earl of Lichfield (see p 109 infra). Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 13.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the abovesaid 60l. and 100l. accordingly and (out of 75l. to be brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier) 60l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for 6 years on their perpetuity of 10l. per an. and 15l. to the sub-chanter and Vicars [Choral] of Lichfield Cathedral for one year's perpetuity. Ibid, p. 275. Ibid p. 14.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver 2 pair of brass andirons sent for out of France by the Honble. Ralph Montagu for Lady Vaughan. Out Letters (Customs) p. 69.
Constitution by same of Miles Edgar as officer to discover and prosecute importers of contraband and prohibited goods, with power to search any ship, house, warehouse, box &c. &c. and to seize &c., rendering an account from time to time to Charles Osborne one of the Surveyors General of Customs. Ibid, pp. 70-2.
Jan. 18. Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners to examine William Goodall's affidavit. Ibid, p. 69.
Jan. 19. Same to same to examine Mr. Lytcott's accounts of the debts of the two Pleys, father and son, in which there seems to be some mistake. Ibid, p. 69.
Money warrant for 250l. to John Evelyn for half a year to Michaelmas 1674 as one of the Council of Foreign Plantations. Money Book (General) p. 281.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 500l. to Sir Philip Lloyd for Xmas quarter last for secret service. Money Book (General) p. 276.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring the abovesaid 500l. into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 500l. to the Earl of Lichfield for last Xmas quarter on his pension : which sum the Customs Cashier is to bring into the Exchequer (see supra p. 100). Ibid, p. 277.
Privy seal for discharging, as of the king's grace, Thomas Heber of Stanton, co. Yorks, from the liabilty of his bond as surety for James Collins of the city of York gent. (Receiver of Hearthmoney for the West Riding of Yorks and city of York from Lady Day, 1671, and Receiver of the arrears thereof from 1669, Lady Day) : and further granting to Sir Roger Bradshaigh as a mark of grace and in consideration of his many loyal services and sufferings 1,000l. out of the arrear of about 2,000l. owing to the King from said Collins. (The privy seal recites the sureties of said Collins as follows, viz. said Heber, William Tyndall of the parish of St. Mary Magdalen in the ward of Castle Baynard, London, citizen and merchant tailor ; Jno. Lodge of the parish of St. Katherine Creechurch, in the ward of Aldgate, London, merchant, and Christopher Watkins of St. Pulcher [Sepulchre] in the ward of Farringdon Without, citizen and haberdasher : all of whom with the exception of said Heber are hereby to be sued for the recovery of said Collins's arrear). (Royal warrant dated Jan. 7 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 12 of docquet hereof.) King's warrant Book V. pp. 23-8, 14. Docquet Book, p. 18.
Jan. 20. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Ettrick Esq. of the Middle Temple, of the sum of 4s. parcel of the Customs for every chalder of sea coal, Newcastle measure, exported : to hold same for 31 years (in reversion after the estate therein of Horatio, Lord Townsend) at the yearly rent of 1,000l. payable into the Receipt : with covenants for allowing to said Ettrick as a defalcation all moneys paid to the King's use for forfeitures arising by fraudulent exportation of said coals. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 14 of docquet hereof). Ibid, p. 30. Ibid, p. 26.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Rowland Tempest and John Tempest, sons of Col. John Tempest, of the office of one of the two customers of Hull port in reversion after Sir Mathew Appleyard and Thomas Lyssons (Lysons). (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 19 of docquet hereof). Ibid, pp. 30-1. Ibid, p. 58.
Same [to same] for a same for a grant to Wentworth, Earl of Roscommon and Dame Isabella his wife, of the building or lodgings within St. James's Park in St. Martins in the Fields, same having been altered and rebuilt by said Earl at his proper cost and now inhabited by him : it appearing from Sir Christopher Wrenn's report "that the said lodgings as they are now raysed higher and alter'd are part of the row covered with pantiles adjoining to the West side of our Privy Garden and runs over the ground floore belonging to Mr. Harrall, our chymist, from the second floore upwards, containing in length 60 feet 8 inches and in breadth 21 ft. 6 inches or thereabouts, and two appendicos which jetty over and beyond the passage next the said garden, one being 16 ft. 9 inches long and the other 11 ft. 6 inches long and both 8 ft. 3 inches broad ; and the pavilion of brick building annexed to the West side of the old lodging and lately built from the ground in the said park which pavilion is of unequal length from 29 ft. 11 inches to 33 ft. 5 inches and in breadth 20 foot and bounds upon the park aforesaid by three sides." To be held by them for the life of the longer liver and at the yearly rent of [13s. 4d.] : the grant to be void on the King's paying to said Earl and his wife what they have expended in repairing and new building the premises. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 28 of docquet hereof.) Ibid, pp. 31-2. Ibid, p. 60.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry Carew, son of Sir Thomas Carew of the office of one of the Tellers in the Receipt in reversion after John Loveing, Sir George Downing, Sir William Doyley junr., Thomas Vernon [the four Tellers in possession] and George Downing junr., Simon Clifford Esq., Francis Vileres (Villiers), Thomas Howard, son of Sir Robert Howard Kt. and Henry Maynard Esq. [Tellers in reversion]. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 10 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book, V. pp. 32-3. Docquet Book, p. 25.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Robert Woerden of the grange called More Grange, with the appurtenances in the parish of Beeford, co. Yorks, hitherto belonging to the late dissolved monastery of Meux, and the whole rectory and church of Ella in the county of the town of Kingston upon Hull with the rights &c. thereof and all tithes thereto belonging being parcel of the late priory of Haltemprice : together with the tithes of hay, corn, wool and all manner of tithes in several parishes pertaining to the said rectory, together witn the advowson of the vicarage of the Church of Ella : all as granted 1544-5, March 24, to Sir Ralph Ellarker. The present grant to be in reversion to the said grant to said Ellarker (whose issue consists of two males living and both of them married to young womon capable of children) and to be for ever at the yearly rents of 3l. 19s. 11d. (for the said rectory nomine decimae) and 12l. 12s. 7d. (for the said grange and rectory) as reserved in the said grant to said Ellarker. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 7 of docquet hereof.) Ibid, pp. 33-4. Ibid, p. 24.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 6l. 12s. 9½d. to Alderman Backwell "to complete the sum for New Year's gifts and [to] make what you have already paid him [up to] 3,638l. 8s. 11½d." Money Book (General) p. 277.
Jan. 21. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to [the Customs Commissioners] to pass, Customs free, the naval stores shipped on the George, John Hazelwood commander, for Tangier for the use of His Majesty's galley and ships that call there and be in want thereof. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 73.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675-6, Jan. of a grant for the better support of the children of the King's royal foundation in Christ's Hospital of the several yearly sums as follows, viz. 185l. 5s. 0d. for the year ending Dec. 31 last ; 308l. 15s. 0d. for the year ending 1676, Dec. 31 ; 432l. 5s. 0d. for the year ending 1677, Dec. 31, and 370l. 10s. 0d. for the year ending 1678, Dec. 31, wherein the number of the children enjoying His Majesty's bounty will be 30 : and so for ever after for 30 children the sum of 370l. 10s. 0d. per an. to be paid to the Treasurer of said Hospital and to be issued by warrant of the President and Governors thereof for the benefit of said children. (Money warrant hereon dated Jan. 28 for the abovesaid sums : reciting as follows : "whereas for the better support of the children of the New Royal Foundation in Christ's Hospital and encouragement of masters of ships who shall take them as apprentices His Majesty is graciously pleased to allow each of them the pay of an ordinary seaman, viz. 19s. each lunary month for the first three years of their apprenticeship, to be paid by an advance of the first year and the remainder at the end of each subsequent year : and the number of children thus provided for for the year determining ult. Dec. 1675, is 15, and for each year hereafter to come will be 10 and no more, according to which and the aforesaid rate of 19s. per month for 13 lunary months in each year for the first 3 years of each child's apprenticeship the annual charge will be" 185l. 5s. 0d. for the year ending 1675, Dec. 31, and 308l. 15s. 0d. and 432l. 5s. 0d., and 370l. 10s. 1d. for the 3 succeeding years and so for ever after for 30 children 370l. 10s. 0d. per an. Docquet Book, p. 19. Money Book (General) pp. 278-9.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Francis Leeke gent, of the office of one of the chief searchers at Gravesend in the port of London in reversion after Tho. Chiffinch. King's Warrant Book, V. p. 29.
Jan. 22. Privy seal for the grant, as the King's free gift, to Charles, Lord Cornwallis of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Thomas Samwell, of Upton, co. Northampton, created a bart. by patent dated 7 Dec. last. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 21 of docquet hereof.) Ibid, pp. 34-5. Docquet Book, p. 20.
Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners made upon their representation of the 17th inst. (1) You are to take security of 100l. from tidesmen extraordinary as from tidesmen in fee. (2) On consideration of the clause in the Act of Assessment providing that the exporters of corn therein mentioned shall enter into bond to return a certificate of the landing thereof in foreign parts and that upon return of such certificate the bond shall be delivered up to the importer, I agree with your opinion that the word importer in the Act must be understood to be a mistake in regard it would render the clause wholly useless which does apparently intend that the bond should be delivered up to the exporters, to whom I therefore direct you to deliver them. (3) As to the allowances which the exporters of foreign corn claim upon the Act of Assessment I have considered said Act and other Acts relating thereto, and also the opinion of Sir William Jones and Serj. Stephens thereon, and am fully satisfied that where foreign corn is imported and the importer reexport it when the corn is within the prices mentioned in said Act no allowance is to be made therefor, as the said Act only regards corn of our own growth : and I hereby so order and direct, and if any action be brought against you same shall be defended at the King's charge. (4) Where the allowances given by the said Act upon the exportation of corn provide for the payment thereof in the port from which shipped and the ports being anciently divided into head ports and members, a member port of small receipt may not chance to have money sufficient to pay same any such want shall be made up by any other member of said port or by the said head port. (5) Mr. Clement is to be allowed salary only for the time he was resident at Poole and travelling charges when on service away from there. (6) In case of death or failure of an outport collector you are ad interim to entrust the Customer with the receipt or to despatch a general surveyor or the riding surveyor of the North or North West thither. (7) You are to dismiss and prosecute the officers concerning in the fraud of conveying 30 pipes of Canary wine from the ship —, Mr. Filliter master. (8) In the opinion of the Attorney General and Serj. Stephens the words English ships in the Act of Assessment mean English built ships, and foreign ships belonging to English made free, but do not mean foreign ships belonging to English but not made free. You are therefore not to make to these latter the allowance in said Act for corn exported. (9) You are to permit the re-export customs free of the bales of calico which Mr. Wise sent out to experiment a trade in Barbary, and which are returned unlanded for want of a market by reason of a war in that country. (10) In regard the present establishment divides the receipt of London port inwards into three collections, one for wine and currants, another for Plantation commodities, and a third for all other commodities, and the said receivers pay in their money weekly to the Cashier General one of the Receivers may chance to have more debentures than he can satisfy (the law providing that such debentures shall be paid in a month after demand) some other of the said receivers is to furnish the money needed thereto. (11) You are to admit to entry the lead on board the Guift of Brighton, Thomas Masters master, bound for the coast but driven into France. (12) You are to take 400l. security of the collector of Looe port. (13) There being sometimes some parcels of a Scottish woollen manufacture called pladding and fingring sent hither to be dyed and returned to Scotland, which being stuff made of or mixed with wool are in strictness liable to 15d. per yard custom which you inform me is much more than they are worth and that some parcels thereof are now in the Customs Warehouse, you are on security for their return to Scotland, to deliver them on payment of Custom ad valorem. Out Letters (Customs) III, pp. 74-7.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Laws as a tidesman loco Richard Ward, deceased ; Roger Greene as Surveyor at Virginia ; Nathaniell Mason as a tidesman in fee, London port ; Phipps, the like ; Ralph Clerk, the like : John Allison, tidesman in fee, and John Rowlett watchman, to exchange places. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 77, 78.
[?] Entry of the docquet of demise by lease to Edward Lowe gent. of a capital messuage or burgage with its appurtenances in New Woodstock, co. Oxford : for 99 years at 3s. per an. rent. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 217.
[?Jan 22.] Entry of the docquet of demise by lease to Henry Herbert Esq., of divers coppices, woods, underwoods and woodlands called the Lodge Coppice and other coppices in the forest of Wyre, co. Worcester : for 40 years from Lady Day, 1695, at 22l. rent per an. and fine of 120l. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 217.
[?] The like of same by in custodiam lease to the Honble. Barbara Strickland, widow, of a messuage and other premises in Ripon, co. Yorks, parcel of the lands &c. of Walter Strickland Esq., extended for debt : at the rent of 10s. per an. Ibid.
Jan. 22. Constitution by Treasurer Danby (by virtue of the privy seal of 1671-2, Jan. 16, ut supra Cal. Tr. Books III, p. 1171) of Sir John James and Robert Huntington to be Receivers General and managers of the revenue of Excise in place of Richard Kent thereto appointed by Treasurer Danby 1674, Nov. 13, by the King's particular command. Said Kent is to pay immediately to said James and Huntington all Excise moneys in his hands and to resign to them the rooms, offices and utensils &c. relating to said office : his Majesty having upon consideration of a late proposal made by said James and Huntington directed the present change of management. Ibid, pp. 217-8.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receiver of the Law Duty to pay to Fabian Phillips, assistant and Deputy Comptroller to Sir Robert Atkins junr., Comptroller General of the Law Duties, 100l. for half a year's salary to Nov. 1 last. Money Book (General) p. 277.
Jan. 24. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to strike tallies for 750l. for last Xmas quarter of the pension of the Earl and Countess of Bristol. Ibid, p. 276.
Same to [same] for tallies for 750l. for last Xmas quarter on the Lord Privy Seal's pension. Ibid, p. 277.
Same to Sir John James and Major Huntington to pay abovesaid tallies. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 20l. for one year's creation money to the Earl of Dorset. (A similar warrant dated Jan. 7. [? a duplicate] in the Customs Letter Book.) Ibid, p. 278. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 66.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Walker as collector of Exeter port loco Peter Hagedott, deceased ; and Charles Dexter, William Hague, Theophilus Franklin, and — Edwards as tidesmen extraordinary [London port]. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 73.
Same from same to same to repay (by the King's special command) to George, Lord Berkeloy the ad valorem duty on an elephant arrived for him in London port from some part of the East Indies. Ibid, p. 77.
Same from same to same to order Adam de Cardonnell, Customer of Southampton port, to discharge the seizure of some goods belonging to some of the inhabitants of the Isle of Wight ; being seized as the result of a difference between said inhabitants and the officers of said port. (See supra Cal. Tr. Books IV. p. 844.) Ibid, p. 78.
Jan. 25. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 250l. for last Sept. 29 quarter for the Earl of Bath's and Lord Hawley's pension. Money Book (General) p. 278.
Charles Bertie to Sir John James and Major Huntington to pay aforesaid tallies for 250l. to the Earl of Bath and Lord Hawley. Money Book (General) p. 278.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy : which sum the Customs Cashier will bring into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to [same] to issue 500l. to Sir Thomas Armstrong for last Xmas quarter on his allowance for horses : which sum &c. ut supra. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby to Sir Humphrey Hooke concerning his account as Receiver General of the first Eighteen Months' assessment of 13 car. I. for co. Gloucester in which the arrear of 429l. 3s. 0d. charged upon several divisions ought long since to have been reassessed and levied. I have written the Commissioners for said assessment for your county to pay same to you. You are to get an effectual answer from them to prevent any further trouble to themselves. Warrants not relating to Money VI. p. 219.
Same to the abovesaid Commissioners concerning said arrear, pointing out their duty and power of reassessing such arrears. Ibid, pp. 220-1.
Same to Sir Jonathan Atkins. I find not so good an account from the Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. as the King's service requires. Please call before you your Commissioners there, viz. Cooling and Charles Bincks, or any other person in that island who can give you information therein and take account from them on oath what goods, wares and merchandizes they have collected for the said Farmers on account of said duty for the 3 years ending Xmas last and what goods they have exported thence for England or any other place upon account of said Farmers and all particulars thereof, and what goods of the said 3 years' revenue they have still on hand. You are hereafter from time to time to require such accounts from them on oath for this present year. Ibid, pp. 221-2.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of Mr. Seat's petition for a tidesman's place in the Custom House. Out Letters (Customs) III p. 77.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Langwith as a landwaiter, London port loco Robert Totty dismissed. (See Feb. 7 infra p. 125.) Ibid, p. 72.
Mr. Charles Osborne desires that no commission pass for Mr. Snutt to seize prohibited goods, without his [Osborne's] knowledge. Caveat Book, p. 17.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against Cornwall Bradshaw, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, London and Westminster. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 231.
Jan. 26. Approval by the Lord Chancellor. Lord Treasurer and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas of orders [not detailed] made by the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the Company of Farriers. Ibid, p. 223.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 550l. to Barnard (Bernard) Greenvile, without account, for his expenses as envoy to the Duke of Savoy. King's Warrant Book V. p. 36.
Jan. 27. Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the Earl of Castlehaven's petition as below : "I do fully agree with the Lord Lieutenant's report herein."
Prefixing :—(a) Petition of James, Lord Audley, Earl of Castlehaven to the King, concerning his pension of 400l. per an. raised some time since to 500l. per an. on the establishment of Ireland as interest for and until the King's affairs would permit of the payment of 5,000l. to said Earl : for which pension letters were ordered to pass the great seal of Ireland. Prays that letters may pass the great seal of England for settling such pension on the establishment of Ireland.
(b) Order of reference dated Whitehall 1675-6, Jan. 20 of said petition to the Lord Lieutenant.
(c) Like order of reference dated 1675-6, Jan. 22, of same to Treasurer Danby.
(d) Royal warrant dated 1674, April 1, for said pension of 500l. per an. Before the passing of the Act of Explanation the King promised said Earl 5,000l. in consideration of his past services. Said sum was omitted to be inserted by proviso in said Act because the said Earl suddenly hastened to the fleet then ready to engage the Dutch. On his petition letters patent are to pass the great seal of Ireland to raise his pension of 400l. per an. to 500l. per an. as interest for and until said 5,000l. can be paid : and to place said 500l. per an. on the establishment of Ireland in lieu of said 400l. per an.
(e) Report on (a) from the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, dated 1675-6, Jan. 22. Petitioner's request herein may be granted.
Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 223-6.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to allow 50l. per an. to Col. Guy Molesworth, he having undertaken to account for the proceed of the goods sent or to be sent to him from the Plantations in lieu of the Plantation duty. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 79.
Jan. 28. Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies for 150l. to Sir Samuel Morland for three quarters to Xmas last on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 279.
Same to same for tallies for 750l. for [last] Xmas quarter for the Duke of York's children. Ibid.
Same to Sir John James and Major Huntington to pay the tallies last above mentioned. Ibid.
Letters of direction on 7,500l. in part of an order of Dec. 15 last for 30,000l. to George Wharton : same being hereby charged on the Customs. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to his Excellency Don Pedro de Ronquillos, ambassador from Spain, a case of gilt leather lately brought from Ostend in the ship Speedwell, Benj. Clerk master. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 80.
Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a privy seal to constitute and appoint Edward Seymour and Samuell Maydwell as Receiver of the Law duty : to be from Oct. 22 last during pleasure : the farm of said duties which was granted 1672-3, Feb. 12, to Peter Calverd, Saml. Vincent and Edmond Bostock having expired Oct. 23 last. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 31 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 36-7. Docquet Book p. 22.
Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet attonding for a privy seal for a grant to James, Earl of Northampton of the pension of 1,000l. per an., payable quarterly out of the Exchequer during pleasure and to date from Midsummer last. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 9 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book, V. pp. 39. Docquet Book, p. 25.
Same to same for a same as follows, directed to Treasurer Danby, Sir Robert Carre, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster et al. The sum of 3,547l. 19s. 10d. is depending in arrear upon the account of William late bishop of Lincoln by Robert Mellish, sub-collector of the Tenths of the clergy of that diocese for 3 years ended Xmas, 1669. There is owing to the king from said Mellish, 1,466l. 12s. 5[...]d. as Receiver General of Crown revenues [co. Lincoln] being for 1669 and part of 1670, and 283l. 19s. 5¼d. as Receiver of the revenue of the Duchy of Lancaster in co. Lincoln being for same period. Sir Robert Thomas Bart, being indebted to said Mellish, did assign to Henry Sanderson in trust for said Mellish a lease dated 20 Aug. 1665, made by Sir Edw. Thomas Bart, and Robert Thomas Esq., to one Edmond Thomas (in trust to pay annuities and portions to Suzana, John and Humfry Thomas and others younger children of said Sir Edw. Thomas) : being of a great part of said Sir Robert Thomas's estate. The said lease is by mesne assignments (from said Henry Sanderson) come into the King's hands and said Sir Robert Thomas has petitioned for a grant of the debts due to the crown from said bishop and Mellish and that for his conveniency the grant thereof may pass in the name of Oliver Hale gent. This present privy seal is, in view of the loyalty and sufferings of petitioner and his father, to grant said debts to said Hale or any further debt that shall appear owing to the Crown from said bishop or Mellish. All legal assistance to be given to said Hale in recovering same. (Cancelled : see infra p. 142, under date Feb. 29.) King's Warrant Book, V. pp. 40-1.
Copy of an order of the King in Council made at the Court at Whitehall : there being present as privy Councillors the following, namely : the King, Prince Rupert, Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Lauderdale, Duke of Ormonde, Earls of Ossory, Oxford, Northampton, Peterborough, Sunderland, Essex, Bath, Carlisle, Craven, and Carbery ; Visct. Fauconberg, Visct. Newport, bishop of London, Lord Maynard, Vice-Chamberlain [of the Household], Secretary Williamson, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chancellor of the Duchy, Master of the Great Wardrobe, Master of the Ordnance. "His Majesty having been pleased to declare in Council that by reason of th great anticipations upon his revenue and for preservation of the due payment thereof he finds himself necessitated to make a suspension upon some part of his yearly expense and having communicated to this board a scheme for regulating the same accordingly to commence from the first day of this instant Jan. and to continue until the 31st day of March, 1677, it was this day ordered by His Majesty in Council that the said scheme of expense which is hereto annexed shall be the rule for the payments of money to all the uses therein set down during the time aforesaid and that the . . . Lord Treasurer . . . do govern himself by the said scheme and make payment of no greater sums than are therein expressed to any of the uses therein named, wherein the publique payments are to be preferable to the rest : and that each proper officer do receive His Majesty's direction in writing under his royal sign manual for the particular payments to each of the said uses. This limitation nevertheless to be understood and intended that such persons from whom any part of their salary and board wages or other just perquisites shall in the said time be suspended shall have a good right to and may clayme the same as formerly immediately from and after the expiration of this order. And in case it shall happen that His Majesty's occasions within the said time should necessarily require greater or other payments to any of the uses in the scheme annexed or to some other use or uses not therein mentioned it is provided that the Lord Treasurer shall make such payments from time to time (over and besides the particular sums limited in the scheme annexed) by warrant from His Majesty under his royal sign manual and not otherwise."
A scheme of His Majesty's yearly expense.
Ibid, pp. 43-5.
£ s. d.
Navy 300,000 0 0
Ordnance 40,000 0 0
Forces and Garrisons 212,000 0 0
Tangier 57,200 0 0
[Royal] Household 52,247 1 6
Privy Purse 36,000 0 0
Works 10,000 0 0
Treasurer of the Chamber 20,000 0 0
Band of Pensioners 3,000 0 0
Stables 10,000 0 0
Wardrobe 16,000 0 0
Jewel House 4,000 0 0
Ambassadors, Envoys and for presents 40,000 0 0
Robes 4,000 0 0
Fees and salaries 49,000 0 0
Management of the Customs 50,000
Excise 10,000
Wine Licences 2,000
Law Duty 1,500
63,500 0 0
Post [Office] defalcations 4,000 0 0
Interest money 100,000 0 0
Liberates 1,500 0 0
Tents and Toils 1,500 0 0
Tower Expenses 768 0 0
Casual disbursements 10,000 0 0
Healing medals 2,000 0 0
Secretaries for intelligence 5,000 0 0
Pensions wherein the Queen and his R[oyal] H[ighness the Duke of York] are included 110,000 0 0
Secret Service 20,000 0 0
New Year's gifts 3,600 0 0
1,175,315 1 6
besides establishment for Jamaica and the Leeward Islands.
'And it was also further ordered by His Majesty in Council that the Lord Treasurer . . for due compliance with the payments to be made for fees, sallaries, managements and pensions according to the abovewritten scheme this day read approved and ordered in Council do for and during the time of suspension mentioned in this order pay no more than the sums therein mentioned being one moiety of the fees, salaries and pensions to all or any the persons to whom the same shall grow due by virtue of his Majesty's several grants thereof except those who are to be paid fully, viz. to the Queen's Majesty 12,209l. per an. ; to the Duke of York 24,000l. per an. ; to the Judges and Masters of Chancery 14,800l per an ; to the officers of the Upper and Lower Exchequer 1,853l. 10s. 9d. per an. and for the management of the Customs, Excise, Wine Licences and Law Duty 63,500l. : and that a warrant be prepared for His Majesty's royal signature directed to the said Lord High Treasurer of England authorizing him to execute the same accordingly." Signed Edw. Walker.
"James Clark Esq. tenant to the Crown of the manor of East Moulsey in Surrey desires that if any person shall endeavour a reversionary grant thereof Mr. Bradshaw desires his pretensions may be heard before the warrant or docquet pass." Caveat Book, p. 17.
Jan. 29. Privy seal for discharging Major Francis Watson of the sums as follow issued to him for the expense of the Stables to be expended under the direction of the Duke of Monmouth viz. 8,000l. for the Stables and 2,000l. for horses as by the privy seal of 1674, April 30, and 8,000l. as by the privy seal of 1675, April 28 and 3,000l. as by same for 1675, May 19 : and similarly to discharge Sir Thomas Armstrong of the like issues as follows, viz. 2,000l. for horses as by the privy seal of April 28 : all by reason that the Duke of Monmouth as Master of the Horse did undertake and agree with the king to make the several provisions for the Stables and for providing horses for the years covered by the said privy seals, yet by some mistake in the drafts of the said privy seals the said payments to said Watson and Armstrong are made by way of imprest and upon accompt by reason whereof they may be molested and called to accompt for the same. It is hereby declared that said sums were not issued as imprest but wholly without any manner of account for the same, and said Watson and Armstrong are hereby to be discharged thereof and to be accountable therefor only to the said Duke of Monmouth. (Royal warrant, undated, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 26 of docquet hereof). King's Warrant Book V. pp. 46-8, 31. Docquet Book, p. 21.
Royal warrant for a privy seal to discharge Col. Anthony Gilby from his bond as surety for William Broxholme, Receiver in Lincolnshire of the One Month's and the 12016000 Act [sic probably for the Eleven Months' Tax]. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 29 of the docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 39. Docquet Book, p. 22.
Same to the Attorney General for a great seal as follows. The Commissioners for rebuilding St. Paul's Cathedral have in laying the foundation of that church used only the old stone, but are now to contract for a considerable quantity of Portland stone for the carrying on the work of this next sum mer and therefore pray license to raise such stone in the Royal quarry in the Isle of Portland "the same duty being paid to us as by other quarrymen there hath been accustomed to be paid." Great sums of money have been expended by said Commissioners in making and repairing the piers, cranes and other ways leading thereto for the more commodious bringing away stone from the said isle which yet by the promiscuous and free use of them by all persons that send stone from thence have been so worn out that it hath been a perpetual charge to said Commissioners to repair them and are at present in so ruinous a condition that it will require a considerable expense to put them in order and the said Commissioners therefore desire forthwith to put them in good repair and to leave them in the guard of the persons with whom they shall contract from time to time to furnish them with stone under the obligation to keep same in repair during such contract and in the meantime to pay yearly into the treasury of the work 10 per cent. for all that shall be expended upon the present repairs and so in proportion for a less sum or shorter time. The said Commissioners therefore pray (as the soil where the said piers, cranes and ways have been made at the expense of said Commissioners is in the King's disposal) authority from the King to require and receive from all persons who shall use said ways &c. for transporting stone, during the time of rebuilding the said cathedral, such reasonable duty and allowance not exceeding 4d. a ton as the said Commissioners shall think fit excepting only stone for His Majesty's works and buildings. The present great seal is to contain such grant and licence to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul with the consent of said Commissioners to raise stone in the said quarry in said Isle of Portland "or elsewhere upon our Common there" for such rebuilding of St. Pauls only, they paying the accustomed duty usually paid by others and also full power to receive such rates and allowances as above (from all users of said ways &c.) as shall be appointed by said Commissioners so as the same do not exceed 4d. per ton. In the margin : "This agrees with a coppy approved and amended by Mr. Attorney General." (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 19 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 38-9. Docquet Book, p. 29.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to take wine bonds from Phillip Marsh (the officer for such bonds) to the value of 7,500l. and deliver same to George Wharton to meet the tallies drawn on the Customs for 7,500l. for the Ordnance : with the usual clause for allowance of discount. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 81.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675-6 Jan. of a grant to Edward Seymour of the office of Clerk of the Patent Office ("clerk for writing and engrossing all letters patent of honors, manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments within survey of His Majesty's Exchequer to be granted for lives or years in possession or reversion with the fee of 20l. per an." to hold to the said Edward Seymour and his assigns during his life and the life of Henry his son and the life of the longer liver of them in reversion after Thomas Turner gent. the present officer. Docquet Book, p. 21.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 40l. to Mr. Brewster for one year's salary to Sept. 29 last as Comptroller of the Pipe. Money Book (General) p. 279.
Letter of direction on an order of Dec. 1 last for 225l. to Thomas Elliot Esq. for 2¼ years' annuity as a Page of Honour to the late King ; order of Nov. 29 last for 250l. to him as Master of the Harehounds ; order of Dec. 1 last for 250l. to him as keeper of Newmarket House : same being hereby charged on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March next. Money Book (General) p. 280.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 138l. 13s. 4d. to Philip Warwick for half a year to Xmas last on his fee as Collector of Customs outwards London port. Ibid.
Same from same to same to pay 50l. to Mris. Hext for last Xmas quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 281.
Money warrant for 100l. to the Grooms and Pages of the King's Chamber for one year of their fee. Ibid, p. 280.
Same for 112l. to Sir Richard Bulstrode Kt. late Richard Bulstrode Esq. for 112 days from Dec. 15 [sic] to 5th inst. [sic] as His Majesty's Agent at Brussels and 226l. for extras therein for 6 months ending Xmas last.
Appending :— Bill of said extras.
Ibid, p. 281.
Disbursed during the last campaign in sending constantly twice a week expresses on horseback from the camp to Brussels with my letters for England 30l.
To an assistant to write letters in Mr. Kennedy's place left at Brussels by order 20l.
Allowed to Mr. Kennedy at Brussels 20l.
For post letters 16l.
Letters by messengers from several parts 10l.
Intelligence 30l.
At the end of the campaign my waggon was plundered by a party of French wherein I lost in clothes, linen and plate 100l.
226l.
Letter of direction on 3,000l. in part of an order of Nov. 22 last for 10,000l. to Ralph Mountague upon account of 40,000l. for the Great Wardrobe : same being hereby charged on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March next. Ibid, p. 283.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 100l. to Sir William Turner to satisfy the order of the 15th inst. for half a year's solicitation to Xmas last : which sum the Customs Cashier is to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 284. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 21.
Jan. 31. Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Pratt as waiter and searcher at Greenwich loco Nicholas Durell surrendered ; without the allowance of either house or boat. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 80.