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March 1676, 1-10

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'Entry Book: March 1676, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 142-154. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80589 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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March 1676, 1-10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 1. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Rupert ketch (lately come from Backrag with Rhenish wines for Prince Rupert) to come up to Whitehall to be unladen there on payment of custom for each parcel as 'tis delivered. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 88
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675-6, Feb, of a grant to Andrew Holmes (one of the King's falconers loco John Haward) of the pension of 2s. a day and 13l. 13s. 9½d. yearly for a livery. Docquet Book, p. 33.
Charles Bertie to Alderman Backwell to pay to Col. John Romsey 600l. "for which he will deliver you tallies struck upon you as Receiver of the Queen's portion" : being for 3 years of his pension. Money Book (General) p. 299. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 31.
Letter of direction on 533l. 6s. 8d. in further part of an order of 1675, July 12, for 4,000l. to Phillip Packer for extraordinaries of the Works whereof 1,443l. 6s. 8d. is already paid : said 533l. 6s. 8d. being hereby charged on the Hearthmoney farm rent due this present March. Money Book (General) p. 300.
The like on 1,066l. 13s. 4d. in further part of an order of same date for 8,000l. to said Packer for the ordinary of the Works whereof 2,103l. 19s. 0d. is already paid : to be paid as above. Ibid.
The like on 700l. in part of an order of Feb. 23 last for 1,300l. to John, Lord Berkeley : to be paid as above. Ibid, p. 302.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for putting and keeping the King's house called Audley End, co. Essex, in repair and for fitting, altering and converting the white yard and outbuilding next thereto adjoining : as by the privy seal of July 4 last : being the allowance established for the year commencing April 1 last. Ibid, p. 301.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 958l. 4s. 5d. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to Sir Robert Vyner in full of an order of his of the 15th Oct. last for 2,915l. 1s. 11d. Ibid, p. 302.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay William Culliford 100l. for half a year's salary as Register of Seizures. Ibid, p. 302. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 32.
Money warrant for 75l. to Col. Charles Gifford for half a year on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 302.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 25,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, upon any imprest orders in his name for the Navy : to be by tallies on the Customs Cashier. Ibid.
Same from same to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy. By my warrant of 1674, April 27, I ordered 2,000l. to you by tallies on the Excise commencing at Midsummer then next ensuing : and to be paid over to George Dashwood. Peter Calvert and the rest of the Farmers of Excise for 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. gratuity on the 20,000l. advanced by them upon credit of the Excise to answer the pressing occasions of the Navy in March and April, 1674. The present warrant authorises the payment of said 2,000l. to Dashwood and partners for one year on such interest and gratuity (at the end of which said year the principal money was to be repaid them). Ibid, p. 303.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Excise Commissioners to allow Henry Houghton and his partners, late Farmers of Excise for co. Lanes, interest on their advance money, their failure in paying their quarterly rents at the exact days being accidental or due to the remissness of their employees : the whole interest of the advance money for the quarters wherein failure was made amounting to 192l. 11s. 3d., the said Farmers having about Jan., 1674-5, when his Majesty had urgent occasions for money, fully paid the arrear of their farm within 20 days following. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 248-9
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of the office of collector of Ipswich port to Thomas Bridgeman in reversion after William Booth : the grant of said office to Matthew Snelling (in reversion after said Booth) not being as yet executed and Snelling praying the recall thereof and the grant to Bridgeman as herein. (Vide supra, p. 132, under date Feb. 18.] (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 19 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 75. Docquet Book, p. 57.
Mar. 2. Note of Treasurer Danby's agreement with the report made by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Thomas, Earl of Ossory for payment out of the 20,000l. reserved out of the Irish revenue, of the 2,000l. ; year for 7 years which the King had already granted him : the said report of the Lord Lieutenant hereon being to the effect that the King having appointed said 20,000l. to the building of Windsor Castle, said Earl must be paid by the receiver of that sum or have a grant by patent out of the said fund. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 249.
The like note of agreement with the like report on the petition of John, bishop of Ossory, said petition shewing that several evidences concerning the lands &c. of his bishopric were embezzled in the troubles whereby said lands &c. are in danger to be separated from the see, and therefore praying a patent for all lands as shall appear by former patents, records or inquisitions to belong to said bishopric : on which petition the Lord Lieutenant reports that he apprehends no prejudice from such a patent for lands now in possession of the bishop and of such liberties, franchises, privileges &c. as the Chief Governor of Ireland shall think fit. Ibid, p. 250.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Sir Stephen Fox and the Cofferer of the Household (as in satisfaction of their two orders of yesyesterday for interest accounts) the 31,634l. (31,634l. 3s. 6d.) which the Treasurers of Excise are directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 303.
Letter of direction on an order of Feb. 3 last for 338l. to Sir Richard Bulstrode ut supra, p. 120 : same being hereby charged on the Hearthmoney farm rent due this present March. Ibid.
Money warrant dormant for payment of the yearly fee payable to Sir Francis Winnington Kt. as Solicitor General. Ibid, p. 304.
Money warrant for 400l. [sic for 500l.] to Lady Fisher for half a year on her pension for 1,000l. per an. (Letter of direction hereon dated Mar. 15 for charging it by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent payable in Sept. next.) Ibid, p. 312.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver at Wallingford House a box in the Custom House directed to the Earl of Danby and containing things intended for the use of the Duchess of Portsmouth. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 88.
Mar. 3. Charles Bertie to [the Customs Commissioners] to restore Edward Redding to his employ as a tidesman extraordinary London port, being lately suspended for being found asleep on duty. Ibid, p. 89.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier. In pursuance of the warrant of July 5 last tallies were levied on you for 26,000l. payable to Sir Stephen Fox for the Forces. Of this sum 14,000l. remains unpaid which may be satisfied by wine bonds. You are to receive such bonds to that amount and to deliver same to Sir Stephen Fox and to pay him also the calculated 10 per cent, discount thereon. Ibid, pp. 89-90.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to forthwith pay the Queen's Dressers, Maids of Honour and Mother of the Maids (in the margin Lady Sanderson) one quarter of their pensions [same being] lately brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 304.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to George Wharton, Treasurer of the Ordnance, to pay 250l. to Sir Thomas Chichley, Master of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Letter of direction on 2,000l. in further part of an order of 1675, Nov. 22, for 10,000l. to Ralph Montagu for the Great Wardrobe whereof 3,000l. is [already] paid : same to be hereby paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney rent payable in the present March. Ibid, p. 305.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of the office of Paymaster of the Forces to Sir Henry Puckering alias Newton loco Sir Stephen Fox ut supra, p. 126, under date Feb. 9. This revised form contains the following fresh clause : "and in order to the preventing frauds and abuses in the payment of the said Guards, Garrisons and Forces our further will and pleasure is ... that the said Sir Henry Puckering alias Newton shall have the inspection, checque and control of and upon all accounts and payments to be made by any person or persons who shall receive any moneys from us in order to the payment of the said Guards, Garrisons and Forces or that shall have the management or disposition thereof ; and further also that the said Sir Henry Puckering alias Newton, his heirs, executors or administrators shall not in any sorte be accomptable or lyable to answer for any sum or sums of money which shall be paid to any other person or persons by privy seal or otherwise for or towards the payment of the said Guards, Garrisons or Forces" Subscribed by the Attorney General "I approve of this forme." [Sir] W. Jones. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 15 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 76-7. Docquet Book, p. 38.
Royal warrant for a privy seal to discharge Lord Belasyse of 1,098l. 13s. 0½d. due upon his last Tangier account in lieu of 2,092l. 16s. 0d. due to said Lord for his pay there till the date of Lord Middleton's commission. King's Warrant Book V. p. 78.
Mar. 4. Dr. John Butler concerned for himself and two brothers in law John and Humphrey Thomas, jointly with Sir Robert Thomas bart, in a warrant lately passed the great seal, desires that no warrant or direction for transferring and assigning His Majesty's right, title and interest in a lease of 99 years mentioned in the said warrant be given in behalf of the said Sir Robt. Thomas till the said Dr. Butler and his two brothers in law be first secured their just debts and annuities according to said warrant or that the said Dr. Butler be first heard in behalf of himself and them. Caveat Book, p. 17.
Money warrant for 200l. and 46l. 10s. 10d. to Nicholas Staggins for one year on his fee of 200l. per an. and fee of 20d. a day and livery of 16l. 2s. 6d. by the year as master of the King's music and one of His Majesty's wind instruments Money Book (General) p. 304.
Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners in answer to their representation of the 28th ult. (1) As to the case of James Claypoole who imported 4,400½ [yards] of German linen into Ipswich and paid duty there as for broad German linen, but which on being sent up to London turned out to be narrow German linen, and paid duty as such in London, you are to return the overplus of the duty. (2) You are to direct the Collector of Plymouth port to furnish the Collector of Fowey (a member of Plymouth port) with 26l. 4s. 2d. which he is to pay to Aldr. Jefferys to satisfy a debenture long due to said Jefferys for half subsidy on tobacco imported and [re-]exported at Fowey "where (you informe me) there is neither money nor appearance where there will be any for the payment thereof." (3) A quantity of corn has been exported out of Lynn Regis in the foreign built ship Owners' Adventure of that port. It appears by certificate dated 1661, Mar. 30, signed and sealed by the chief officer of said port (which is according to the Act of Navigation) that the master of said vessel was an Englishman, that he bought said vessel 9 Feb., 1660-1, at Defthaven in Holland, that the several proprietors were English and no foreigner directly or indirectly interested therein ; and the officers of said port testify she has been ever since reputed a free ship, but is now not found as free in the register of the surveyor for the Navigation Act according to the direction of the Act of frauds. Howbeit the law does not impose the entering of the ships in the said register upon the owners but upon the officers of the respective ports. You are therefore to make the allowance for corn in this case as if said vessel had been found in said register. (4) You are to do the same in the like case of the ship Hope of Lynn Regis. (5) Sir Arthur Ingram's butt of Canary wine which is but a very little above 9 inches is to be taken and allowed as an out. (6) Capt. Winbury entered and deposited the duty of a full pipe of Canary wine which leaked much. You are to take duty according to the quantity of wine remaining and to return the overplus duty. (7) The Merchants' Adventure, Richard Downing master, bound for [from] Newcastle for the coast with coals was driven into Holland by distress and there unladed. The fraudulent affidavit in this case was made by one Turnor, a crimp, purporting that the said pink was lost, with intention as is supposed to vacate the bond given by said Downing for payment of the custom. As it does not appear how far said Downing was instrumental in procuring said affidavit the process on his bond is to be continued. (8) You are to cause the parcels of Fingrius or Pladding belonging to Paul Fleet mariner to be delivered to him on payment of custom ad valorem (the proper duty being more than they are worth) on his giving security to return said goods into Scotland. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 91-3.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Light as a tidesman in fee loco James Miller, dismissed.
Owen Jones as a boatman at Plymouth loco Oliver Blisseter, deceased.
John Palmer as a waiter at Aldeburgh loco Rice Easman who declines the employment.
William Morgan as waterman at Chepstow loco Phillip Matthews, deceased.
John Willard to be restored to his place as waiter at Whitstable in regard Orias Kempe, who was put into his place, does not appear.
John Wright as assistant to Richard Taylor, waiter and searcher at York without fee.
Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 94.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay 45l. 7s. 2d. to Richard Prowse gent., Solicitor for the affairs of the Customs, for his disbursements in defending, by order, a suit commenced against said Customs Cashier by Sir William Bucknall in the Exchequer concerning a tally struck upon said Cashier for said Bucknall : and a further 5l. for his extra pains in said suit wherein His Majesty is concerned. Ibid.
[?] Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Waters for a cask of padlocks "shipped for Cadiz and bound here for London to be kept in the Custom House untill he relades them for Cadiz." Ibid, p. 95.
Mar. 6. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to deliver to the Treasurer of the Navy wine bonds for 25,000l. (plus 10 per cent. discount thereon) in satisfaction of tallies levied for that amount payable to the said Treasurer. Ibid, p. 90.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the small vessel Hope of Guernsey lately come into Cowes and there seized because of a small parcel of coarse wool (since valued at 2l. 16s. 3d.) and some leather found therein and intended for France for a merchant at Cherburg. According to the affidavit of James Breehault said vessel was bound from Guernsey to Alderney and thence to Cherburg to lade corn for Guernsey, but was forced by distress into the Isle of Wight : all which you report to me on the petition of Thomas le Mesurier, owner of said vessel. Ibid, p. 93.
Same from same to same to supersede process against Benjamin Polstead, late Collector of Lynn Regis port, who has not duly accounted for the moneys by him received : he intending with his wife's consent to sell a small estate, part of her jointure, to satisfy the King's debt, he having wholly divested himself of all moneys in his hands and made several assignments [to the king] of debts [owing to himself]. Ibid, p. 95.
Treasurer Danby to the Commissioners of the Eighteen Months' assessment for London and Westminster. It appears by the account of the Receiver of the said assessment and by certificate from Mr. Thompson, solicitor for same, that there is still an arrear thereon of 327l. 3s. 3d. ; whereof 72l. 18s. 6d. was never assessed. I have written you several letters to complete the said assessment "and now am to tell you you are the only commissioners in England that I find have been so remiss." It is clear from the Act of Parliament that no accident whatsoever shall abate any part of this tax. If you do not assess, levy and pay the full sum Exchequer process will issue against you. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 252.
Charles Bertie to Cousin [Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt] to pay 29l. 2s. 4d. to Auditor Aldworth for making up the Hearthmoney account of Yorkshire. Money Book (General) p. 304.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt from time to time to levy tallies of pro or assignment upon the Excise for 1,500l. per quarter to Visct. Grandison and Edward Villiers ("and that as well" for 1,500l. for last Xmas quarter thereon) : on the 6,000l. per an. to them for the Duchess of Cleveland as by the privy seal of 1674, Oct. 9. Ibid, 304b.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 100l. to Lady Morley in satisfaction of her order : the Customs Cashier being directed to bring said sum into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to same to pay the 234l. 0s. 3¾d. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to the following falconers, viz., John Cary, James Roper, William Sakins, Arthur Wichelse, Silvanus Rowley, John Silvester, Thomas Dechamp, William Poulton and Abell Daniell (Daniel) for half a year of their respective fees, according to their several warrants of Feb. 10. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 22.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Richard Reve, Esq., Receiver of the late Eighteen Months' assessment for London and Middlesex to pay to John Thompson (solicitor for London and Middlesex for said tax) 125l. making up (with what he has already received) 275l. for 2¾ years' service as such : he having behaved himself therein very faithfully and with great diligence and with very good effect. Money Book (General) p. 304b.
Same from same to Sir Robt. Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, to take order that payment be made to the Duke of Norfolk of the creation moneys of 20l. per an. as Earl of Surrey (payable anciently by the sheriffs of Surrey and Sussex out of the issues and profits of those counties) and 40l. per an. as Duke of Norfolk (similarly payable by the sheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk) : all the said several sums being in arrear and unpaid for several years past. Ibid, p. 305.
Money warrant for 150l. to the Countess of Newburgh for last Xmas quarter on her pension. Money Book (General) p. 305.
Same for 200l. to Mris. Justina Vandike alias Stepney Stepney for one year on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. to John Middleton, Esq., for one year's salary and board wages as a Serj. at Arms. Ibid, p. 306.
Same for 150l. to Visct. Falkland for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 10,000l to William Roberts, Receiver of the Honor &c. of Windsor : as imprest for the building, rebuilding and repairing of the houses and buildings within the Castle of Windsor : as by the privy seal of 1674, Aug. 30. Ibid.
Same for 537l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Panton and Bernard Greenvile for 10¾ years to Xmas last on their fee of 50l. per an. as Keepers of Petersham lodge within the Great Park near Richmond. Ibid.
Mar. 7. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 15l. to Sir William Armorer for 1½ years to Xmas last on his fee as his Majesty's brigandier. Ibid. p. 305.
Same to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay 100l. to Lord Chandos for half a year to June 24 last on his pension. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to strike tallies [on the Excise] for 750l. to Lord Crofts for three quarters to Xmas last on his pension. Ibid.
Same to Sir John James and Major Huntington to pay the abovesaid tallies. Ibid.
Money warrant for 7,500l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber for one quarter's allowance to Sept. 29 last for the service of the Chamber : to be paid by tallies on the contractors for managing the Hearthmoney out of their rent payable in Sept. next. Ibid, p. 306.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 250l. into the Exchequer for the Earl of Rochester "notwithstanding any former restriction." Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 93.
Mar. 8. Money warrant for 10l. to Mr. Twitty, clerk of the peace for co. Worcester, for his charges and trouble in matters relating to the execution of the late Commission for enquiring of the real estates of popish Recusants convicted in said county. Money Book (General) p. 307.
Same for 20 marks or 13l. 6s. 8d. to Christopher Tadman, employed as Clerk to the late Commissioners for enquiring of the real estates of convicted Recusants in Yorks, East Riding. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to suspend process against Geo. Clerke, late Receiver of Hearthmoney for Devon and Cornwall, one John Norman, one of his sureties who was employed in receiving and returning the money, having confessed that he had 2,291l. 3s. 4d. in his hands which was due upon the account [for the year] ended at Michaelmas, 1671, "almost the whole of which the said Clerke affirms to have been levied on his other sureties and that he, the said Clerke is since grown in arrear about 1,200l. upon his account ending at Lady Day, 1674, having greatly suffered by reason of the said Norman : and therefore said Clerke prays that process may be stayed against himself and his sureties and in lieu thereof may be had against said Norman to which the Lord Treasurer agrees, upon Clerke's promising to pay his whole arrear and to clear his accounts before the end of next term. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 252.
Privy seal for the payment of impost wine allowance money for 2 years to Michaelmas last (being of late years allowed in lieu of so many tuns of Gascoigne wines out of the Prizage and Butlerage) to the following officials, viz., Lord Chancellor or Keeper of the Great Seal 96l. (in lieu of 12 tuns) ; Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Chief Justice of Common Pleas and Chief Baron of the Exchequer 13l. 6s. 8d. each (in lieu of 2 tuns each) ; Provost and Fellows of Eton College 15l. (in lieu of 3 tuns) ; Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, 10l. (in lieu of 2 tons) ; Master of the Rolls, 6l. 13s. 4d. (in lieu of 1 tun) making in all 167l. 13s. 4d. per an. which sums have remained unpaid for said two years ; and to pay same in future out of the Exchequer instead of charging it on the Prizage or Butlerage. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 1 for said privy seal. Money warrant and dormant warrant hereon dated Mar. 9.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 82-3, 75. Money Book (General) p. 308.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward Bull, Esq. of the office of Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall in reversion after Sir Peter Killegrew and John Tregagle. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 15 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 84. Docquet Book, p. 36.
Royal sign manual for 50l. to Edward Randolph without account : he being designed to go to New England express (appointed to carry an express to the Government in New England). (Money warrant hereon dated Mar. 9. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated Mar. 13, to pay said 50l. to Randolph, "who is commanded immediately for New England." The Customs Cashier is to bring the money into the Exchequer, but meanwhile "I desire you will pay him now and repay yourself [out of such money from the Customs] tomorrow.") King's Warrant Book V. p. 97. Money Book (General) pp. 307, 309.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675-6, Mar., of a grant under the privy seal to William Thomas of all the goods and chattels of Peregrine Wingfield, forfeited to the King by his becoming felo de se : but with a proviso that said Thomas shall satisfy all the just debts of said Peregrine. Docquet Book, p. 35.
Mar. 9. Money warrant for 50l. to Mistress Izabella Bointon for a quarter on her pension of 200l. per an. Money Book (General p. 308.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Katherine Elliott for half a year on her pension of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt. The orders lately signed by the Lord Treasurer for the Hearthmoney Agents are to be satisfied out of such money as they have already brought in : the sum being 550l. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Serj. Ramsey to discharge from custody William Ross arrested under the Lord Treasurer's warrant of Feb. 28 last for dangerously wounding Saml. Evans, a Hearthmoney officer : the said Evans being now perfectly recovered and the Hearthmoney Farmers having consented to Ross's release. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 253.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's agreement with the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Rose Cassells praying that the Chief Governor of Ireland may be directed to pass a patent for the pension of 200l. per an. granted to her by the King's letters of 29 Oct. 1675 : on which the Lord Lieutenant reports that the proper course will be to pass a patent under the great seal of Ireland according to her desire. Ibid.
Mar. 10. Money warrant for 800l. to John Jervis, gent., (for the officers of Ludlow Castle) for one year to Lady Day, 1672, on the 800l. per an. allowance to the steward of the Court and Household of the Marches of Wales for defraying the ordinary expenses of the said Household : he being certified by the Earl of Carbery, then Lord President of Wales, to have been steward of said Household for that time : to be paid by tallies of 400l. and 400l. on the Receivers of Crown revenues for North Wales and South Wales respectively. Money Book (General) p. 309.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to suspend process against Edmond Doyley, Receiver of Hearthmoney and of the Eighteen Months' assessment for co. Notts. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 253.
Same from same to same to similarly suspend process against Sir William Doyley Kt., late Receiver of Hearthmoney for Surrey and Southwark, on his arrear of 871l. : he having in Jan. 1670-1 been forbidden to receive any more of that duty, and having accordingly forewarned William Robinson and the rest of his deputies not to collect same from Lady Day, 1671, notwithstanding which said Robinson and the other deputies have collected about 400l. and others, who are strangers and not deputies, have collected about 471l. whereof nothing has come to said Doyley's hands. Ibid, p. 254.
Same from same to Sir William Jones, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to any information that may be exhibited in the Exchequer for non-payment of custom on an elephant lately arrived in London port from some part of the East Indies for George, Lord Berkeley for which the custom ad valorem is paid or deposited : the Lord Treasurer having received the King's special command for remittal of the said customs. Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Mary Ray, spinster, daughter of Thomas Roy (Rey) of the messuage with the appurtenances and small close of meadow of about an acre now or lately in the occupation of Frances Robinson, widow, and situate in Maidenhead in the parish of Cookham : being parcel of the lands of Thomas Rey, attainted 1653, July 14, of felony and burglary, and on that account seized by inquisition taken 1662, May 18, before John Whitfeild, Thomas Staples and Charles Brandon : the present lease herein to be for 500 years at 3s. 4d. per an. rent, but to be void if the premises be not recovered [to the Crown] within 5 years hereof said lease to be in consideration of said lessee's charge in discovering and prosecuting the King's title to the premises.
Prefixing : Constat of the premises.
Ibid, pp. 254-5.
Entry of the docquet of demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Sir John Wynne, of divers lands and tenements in co. Denbigh belonging to John Trevor, outlawed for debt at the suit of Jonathan Scot and Elizabeth his wife. Warrants not Relating to Money, VI. p. 255.
The like of same to Michael Wharton, Esq., and Sir Ralph Wharton of divers lands in co. Westmorland belonging to Anthony Duckett, Esq., outlawed in Westmorland for debt at the suit of Katherin Curwen. Ibid.
The like of same to Jane Hewitt, widow, of divers messuages &c. in Pocklington, co. Yorks, parcel of the lands of Francis Feild, senr., outlaw. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's fiat for letters patent to constitute Miles Edgar, gent., searcher of Chichester port loco Thomas Greenfield, gent., deceased. Ibid, p. 256.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's agreement with the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Thomas Taylor : said report being that petitioner has pursuant to the King's directions drawn out several large books containing a complete account of the disposition of all such lands as were returned forfeited in Ireland according to the Downe admeasurement and as they were decreed by the Court of Claims : which [work] will be very useful and that 500l. (payable out of the advance money of the New Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland) is but a reasonable compensation for same. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675-6, Mar., of a grant to Thomas, Earl of Ossory, of an annuity of 2,666l. 13s. 4d. for three years from Xmas next, payable quarterly out of the revenue in Ireland, the first payment to be made at Lady Day, 1677 ; and of another annuity of 2,000l. for three years from Xmas, 1679, payable similarly out of said revenue, the first payment to be made at Lady Day, 1680 ; said annuities to be inserted in the present and future establishments of Ireland. Docquet Book, p. 36.
Same of same dated same of a pardon to Capt. Joseph Harris for and concerning his ordering the topsail of his Majesty's ketch Quaker, whereof he was commander, to be lowered to a Spanish man-of-war within his Majesty's seas : and of all pains and penalties incurred by reason of the same : with restitution of lands and goods. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal, in pursuance of the King's late agreement, to release to Sir John Shaw, the survivor of the late 1662-7 Customs Farmers and to the heirs, executors &c. of Sir John Wolstenholme of London, Kt., Sir John Jacob of London, Kt., Sir Nicholas Crispe of London, Kt., Sir John Harrison of London, Kt. (who with said Sir John Shaw were by indenture dated 1662-3, Feb. 9, constituted Farmers of the Customs for five years from the proceding Michaelmas) the sum of 319,905l. 14s. 7d. in respect of their losses by the war and fire on condition of their payment into the Exchequer of 30,000l. which is since accordingly paid (by 17 tallies bearing dates between 1671-2, Feb. 11 and 1672, Aug. 3) : and further (in accordance with such release and allowance) for the stating and passing of the accompt of the last two years of the said farm ended at March, 1667 : with proviso that the extent upon the estate of Sir John Jacob (heir of one of the said late Farmers) who failed to pay his proportion of the said 30,000l. shall be continued in aid of those who paid the same, which said extended lands were by a great seal of 1675, June 29, granted to Sir Denny Ashburnham of Broomeham, Sussex, and Sir James Edwards of London, in trust for William Wogan and William Mainstone, the purchasers thereof, "and we have been since also graciously pleased" by a great seal of same date to grant to Visct. Grandison and Thomas Crompe the debt due from Sir John Harrison for arrears of rent of the said farm, viz., as in trust for the son and heir of the said Sir John Harrison. (The preamble of the privy seal states that in accordance with the order of reference of 1669-70, Jan. 29, from the late Treasury Lords, Auditor Beane certified that the customs receipts for the last two years of said farm amounted to only 686,494l. 16s. 2d. which is 93,505l. 3s. 10d. less than the Farmers' rent, besides above 180,000l. which in said last two years said Farmers paid out in debentures for half subsidy of goods exported and cost of management, as also allowances made to their sub-farmers of the customs of coal, salt, timber, deals, glass, earthenware &c., and interest for moneys, as also near 50,000l. lost by acts of State whereby the merchants were prohibited to trade to the Canaries, in regard that the [receipts of the] Customs on Canary wines for those two years were much below those of the two former years, as also losses from collectors and merchants : whereupon after several hearings of the said Farmers and their Counsel in the presence of the King, Duke of York and others of the Privy Council, it was agreed as above, as is expressed in the sign manual of 29 Jan., 23 Car. II. (ut supra Cal. Tr. Books III. pp. 1178-9, 1365) : further the present privy seal recites the following allowances agreed upon hereby to be made to said late Farmers, viz., 300l. for the fine of the Custom House in Mark Lane ; 300l. for the rent thereof for a year to 1667, Sept. 29 ; 611l. 1s. 5½d. for repairing and fitting said house for use as the Customs Office ; 6l. for tithes and minister's duties for said house for said year ; 14l. 10s. 0d. for the rent of a warehouse for said year ; 122l. 10s. 0d. for the charges of a Commission to survey the old Customs house ground and to bound the wharfes and keys.) (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 20 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 84-95. Docquet Book, p. 41.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Danby to give warrant to the sheriff of Middlesex to pay Lieut.-Col. John Kenedy 100l. for his charges in taking and prosecuting one Cusack and eight of his accomplices all lately condemned in the county of Middlesex for piracy (of whom said Cusack the Captain and the Master were executed) : it being ordered by the King in Council, Dec. 17, last that Kenedy should be paid said sum, although under the proclamation of 1661, Dec. 30, the reward extends only to robbery on the highway or burglary. (Treasurer Danby's warrant hereon accordingly dated Mar. 15 to Sir John Shorter and Sir Thomas Gould, sheriffs of Middlesex.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 97. Money Book (General) p. 311.
Entry of an order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, approving and requiring the enforcement of regulations concerning the obtaining of sea passes : all as follows. In pursuance of an order [of Council] of the 8th inst. the Admiralty Lords did this day report to the King in Council the following rules prepared by the Committee of [the Privy] Council for Trade for preventing the fraudulent procuring of passes : the said rules being as calendared S.P. Dom, 1676, pp. 9-10. Rule 6 has a marginal note as follows : Memorandum, that the four fisher boats [for the Holy Island fishery] lately made free are to be excepted. The rules are followed by the following forms in blank :
(1) Shipmaster's bond for the return of the pass.
(2) Oath of master of a foreign built ship made free that it is made free, belongs to subjects of the King, has no other name and has had no other pass, or if it has, what has become of it.
(3) Navigation Act officer's certificate (a) for London port, (b) for the outports, as to the navigation of said ship according to the Navigation Act and of its freedom.
(4) Oath of master of an English built ship that it belongs to the King's subjects, has no other name, and has had no other pass &c. ut supra.
(5) Navigation Act officer's certificate (a) and (b) ut supra in the case of such English built ship.
(6) Oath of master of a foreign built ship not made free (whether bought before or since 1 Jan., 1673-4) that it has been bought by and belongs wholly to subjects of the King, has no other name, and has had no other pass &c. ut supra.
(7) Navigation Act officer's certificate (a) and (b) ut supra in the case of such foreign built unfree ships.
(8) Oath of proprietors of a foreign built ship bought since 1 Jan., 1673-4, and not made free, that none but the King's subjects have shar therein.
Appending :—A note dated Mar. 11. In obedience to His Majesty's order in Council of the 10th inst. Sir George Downing and Sir Robert Southwell [? are requested by Treasurer Danby to] agree upon the size of parchment upon which the passes are to be printed. Memorandum : And the forms of the said passes are the same which are directed by the respective treaties with Spain and the United Provinces &c. [See also infra, p. 183, under date Mar. 28] Followed by : entry of a warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners dated Newmarket, 1676, April 7, requiring them to observe and to cause to be observed the abovesaid rules and forms of certificates, oaths and bonds, as approved by the King in Council : all for the preventing fraudulent procuring of passes pursuant to the treaties with Spain, the United Provinces and all others (except those with Algiers, Tripoli and Tunis). (See also infra, p. 165.)
Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 132, 117-30. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 296-301.