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March 1676, 26-31

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'Entry Book: March 1676, 26-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 176-187. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80592 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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March 1676, 26-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 26. Royal warrant for a privy seal for 1,900l. to Mr. Goulsten of London, gent., [being the sum owing] from Visct. Yarmouth for one year's rent ending 1677, Lady day, of the Wood farm (custom and subsidy upon masts &c.) to be received by said Goulsten at the nomination and on the petition of said Visct. Yarmouth. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 29 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant accordingly dated April 21 to said Visct. Yarmouth to pay said sum to said Goulsten.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 105. Docquet Book p. 68. Money Book (General) p. 332.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the present Lady Day quarter's salary bill detailed of the Excise Office. (Total, 2,017l. 10s. 0d.) Money Book (General) p. 315.
Mar. 27. Privy seal for 500l. to Col. Francis Carr without account ; as royal bounty. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 23 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated Mar. 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 101. Docquet Book, p. 42. Money Book (General) p. 323.
Same for payment of the following sums to William Wren for the use of the Duke of York, Lord High Admiral of England, and the flag officers for the tenths of several prize ships taken in the late Dutch war (besides what has been already received by him upon that account) viz. 4,000l. to complete the tenths of the King's 4 Dutch East India ships and their ladings taken at St. Helena and sold by the East India Company ; 3,349l. 3s. 5¾d. for the tenths of prize ships and goods delivered for the King's use to the officers of the Navy and Ordnance in 1673 ; 889l. 6s. 7¾d. for the tenths of the prize ship the Arms of Rotterdam and her lading ; 217l. 15s. 2d. for the tenth of prize goods sold in the year 1673 (as vouched for to the Navy Commissioners by certificates of the sub-commissioners of Prizes in London) and 300l. remaining unpaid of the 3,837l. 11s. 3¾d. to which the tenths of prize ships and goods sold in 1672 amounted (as appears by the certificate of said Sub-Commissioners dated 1673-4, Feb. 6, made to Richard Mounteney, Receiver General for Prizes) ; said sums amounting in all to 8,756l. 5s. 3½d. : and further for payment of 338l. 19s. 7¾d. to Charles Wren, James Hoare, Richard Brett and Tobias Holder for the use of the Duke of York, being the clear proceed of the ship St. Catherine and her lading sold at Plymouth and lately, viz. Nov. 29 last, adjudged by the Admiralty [Court] to belong to said Duke as being Lord High Admiral at the time of the capture. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 20 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 27 of docquet hereof. Money hereon dated April 28.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 131-2, 98. Docquet Book, p. 47. Money Book (General) p. 338.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to insert on the Customs establishment of London port an additional allowance to the Customs Secretary of 120l. per an. for maintaining one clerk. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 104.
Money warrants for 100l. 7s. 6d. each to Thomas Payne, George Smith, Edmond Williamson, Robert Read, and Fitz Symmonds, Esqrs., for one year each as five of his Majesty's serjeants at arms. Money Book (General) p. 321.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of (and warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay) the 1676 Lady day quarter's salary of the customs for London and the outports [sic an erratum for London only]. (Total 5977l. 16s. 3d.) Ibid, p. 322. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 7.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the outports to pay the outport Lady day quarter's salaries. (Total 3,418l. 15s. 0d.) Money Book (General) p. 322. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 7.
Same from same to the Exchequer to levy tallies of pro or assignment upon the Chief Commissioners of Excise for 250l. to Christopher, Lord Hatton for Christmas quarter last of his pension and dormant warrant for same in future as by the patent of 1674, Feb. 24. Money Book (General) p. 322.
"The like for the Lord Ranelagh for 1,500l. payable out of the Excise of York, Derby, Leic., Nott and York city." Ibid.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service for this present Lady day quarter on the privy seal of 1674, July 27. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Isaac Legouch for a jewel of diamonds of that value which (by the certificate of Feb. 15 last from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of the Household) is to be given to Seignior Albertie late Resident from Venice, as a present from his Majesty. Ibid, p. 323.
Same for 45l. to Mris. Elianor Dike for 1½ years on her pension. ("Done at the instance of the Prince of Orange.") Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 50.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 125l. to the Earl of Carlisle in part of a quarter on his pension of 1,000l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 323.
"A letter to this effect [agreed upon in draft, to be sent to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] that his Royal Highness [the Duke of York] is deficient of [short in] his satisfaction [in lands set out] according to the Acts [of Settlement and Explanation] by several thousand acres, and the making good [all] deficiences has been forbid till the claims were seen ; but his Royal Highness's deficiences are excepted who is to be satisfied before all others : his Excellency is [therefore] directed to state them and ascertain the quantity of land wherewith he is to be reprized and place them on lands vested in the king and undisposed of and to pass a patent thereof to his Royal Highness. His Excellency and my Lord Treasurer both agree to this draft." Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 268.
Mar. 28 (? 25). Charles Bertie to the Custom's Cashier to pay 250l. to Lord Gerard for half a quarter of both his pensions. Money Book (General) p. 323. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 49.
Mar. 28. Same to same to pay 15l. to Richard Gregory for this present Lady day quarter as messenger attending the Lord Treasurer. Money Book (General) p. 323.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the 500l. (which the Customs Cashier is to bring into the Exchequer) to Thomas Armstrong for the remainder of his privy seal of 2,000l. for buying horses for his Majesty's service. Money Book (General) p. 323.
Same to same for tallies to be struck on the Excise by virtue of Treasurer Danby's warrants of the 24th inst for 375l. to Viscount Ranelagh for Xmas quarter last on his pension of 1,500l. per an. and 250l. to Lord Hatton for same on his pension of 1,000l. per an. (See supra, p. 164 under date Mar. 21.) Ibid, p. 324. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 41.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Henry Puckering alias Newton for the present Lady day quarter on his yearly fee as Paymaster of the Guards, Garrisons and Forces. Money Book (General) p. 324.
Same for 1,233 9s. 9d. to William, Lord Widdrington for his fees, salaries and entertainments at Captain of the two forts within Holy Island and Fern Island, co. Durham and as Governor of the town and castle of Berwick, viz. from 1672 Sept. 29 to 1673-4 Mar. 7, "viz. for 1 year 5 months and 15 days at the rate of 859l. 4s. 2d. per an. including the sum of 200l. per an. due to him by his Majesty's grant for the better support of his barony whilst he is Governor of the said town and castle." Ibid.
Letter of direction on 2,000l. in part of an order for 3,169l. 7s. 5½d. to the Earl of Arlington for [Post Office defalcations for] carriage of letters from 1673 Dec. 31 to 1674-5 Jan. 1 : same to be hereby paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due Sept. 19 next. Ibid, p. 325.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Thomas Williams for half a year to Xmas last on his yearly payment as by the privy seal of June 21 last. Ibid, p. 326.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles, Earl of Carlisle of the royal lead mines, lands and other rights within the High and Low Forest of Teesdale and Marwood Chase, co. Durham for the term of — years at the rent of — per an. King's Warrant Book V. p. 112.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's approval of a report to the king dated Northumberland House Mar. 21 from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Sir George Lane, principal secretary of State in Ireland as by the order of reference of the 19th instant ; said report being to the effect following, viz., that said office was granted to petitioner by patent of 1665, Sept. 16, as in reversion after Sir Paul Davies ; same being an ancient office with a salary placed upon the establishment in the Earl of Strafford's time, same being (as allowed by the several establishments for Ireland down to 1672) 200l. per an. for his own fee and 100l. per an. for intelligence : said allowance has been left out of the establishment of the year 1672 : said Davies died in 1672 and since his death said Lane has had the custody of the signet in Ireland : by royal letters of 1674, June 1 and July 10, said salary was ordered to be inserted on the Civil list of Ireland : by the Lord Lieutenant's order he was accordingly inserted on the establishment as Secretary of State but no part of his allowance has been paid by Viscount Ranelagh and partners. The proper course will be to grant him royal letters directing the placing his aforesaid salary on the new establishment for Ireland : petitioner's arrears have been already stated and reported on to your Majesty. (See supra, Cal. Treasury Books IV., 810.) Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 268-9.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's approval of the like report dated Mar 17 from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland made on the petition of Capt. Charles Ashburnham now in France as by the order of reference thereon of Dec. 10 last ; said report being to the effect that it appears by certificate from Viscount Ranelagh and Mr. Kingdon that said Ranelagh and partners have cleared with petitioner and [his] Company to 1672-3 Jan. 12 and no further and that there is nothing due to said Ashburnham out of the last establishment of Ireland since that date ; if your Majesty continue your inclinations of granting him captain's pay since he came with his Company out of Ireland there will be 390l. due from 1672-3 Jan. 12 to Dec. 1 last, being about the time his new commission for a Foot Company bears date : this sum may be paid him out of the advance money of the new Farmers of Revenue, Ireland, or out of the surplusage of the growing rents in Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 270.
[?] Same of same of the like report undated from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Thomas Nugent who contracted with Walter Nangle of Kildalkey gent proprietor of Kildalkey in co. Meath and in the barony of Lune, to pass said lands to him (said Nangle being in full and peaceable possession thereof, being declared innocent by the late Court of Claims and decreed to the said manor, town and lands of Kildalkey consisting of 568 acres) and prays a grant from the king of the king's title to said lands by reason of the many scruples that do arise in Ireland on purchases : which petition was referred in Feb. last to the Lord Lieutenant and reported on by him to the effect that such grant may be made to petitioner : to which report (on reference from the king dated March 17) Treasurer Danby hereby agrees. Ibid, pp. 271-2.
Mar. 28. Same of same of the like report dated Mar. 21 from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Sir John Temple Kt., Solicitor General in Ireland : said report being to the effect that in Sept. last the king directed the passing of a grant to said Temple of several lands in co. Cork which in 1662-3 Feb. were granted to Sir John Stephens Kt., for 41 years at 50l. per an. and in regard said Stephens surrendered said lease by his acceptance of two subsequent leases for 41 years of the said lands and some others his Majesty may be pleased to grant petitioner a reversion upon the two later leases and at the rental of 40l. per an. : with a clause to secure his Majesty from all [claims for] defalcations to be made by the new Farmers [of the Revenue of] Ireland. Ibid, p. 305.
Mr. Geo. Evans on behalf of Sir R. Thomas desires that nothing may pass in this [the Treasury] Office concerning the patent for licencing the exportation of white cloths to Lady Portland or any other until Sir Rob. Thomas be first heard. Caveat Book, p. 17.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal to constitute and appoint Sir Charles Meredith, Sir James Cuff, Sir John Hanmer, Francis Gwynne, and George Weld as Commissioners to sit once every week (or oftener if the Lord Lieutenant think fit) with the Farmers of the revenue of Ireland in order to be fully informed what the said revenue shall produce and what moneys shall be due to the said Farmers, how much they shall receive and what moneys shall be actually paid unto the king and what effects there shall be to answer the same : the said Commissioners to give from time to time to the Lord Lieutenant the true state and condition of said revenue that in case of any miscarriage timely remedy may be used for securing the rent due to the king : said Commissioners to have 300l. per an. each, (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Newmarket, April 5 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 105-6. Docquet Book, p. 59.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a same to discharge the executors, etc., of Thomas, Lord Clifford from the 84,700l. by him received from William Chiffinch ("out of such moneys as the said William Chiffinch had received for our use by the appointment of the ministers of the most Christian king pursuant to a treaty between us and the said king") and disposed of for the king's service by the king's direction (viz., as follows, 16,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton when Treasurer of the Navy with Sir Thomas Osborne, 60,000l. to the Earl "of Danby" when Treasurer of the Navy, 3,700l. to Robert, Earl of Sunderland for his equipage upon his going upon an embassy to the Court of Spain, 5,000l. to several other persons by particular warrant and command of the king ; amounting in all to 84,700l.) ; and whereas the said Earl of Danby upon the receipt of said] money from said Lord Clifford [did deliver to him said Clifford] orders remaining in his [said Danby's] hands to the value of 35,000l. registered on the subsidy in the name of Sir Thomas Osborne and Sir Thomas Littleton (acquittances having been taken by said Clifford for the remainder of said sum of 76,000l., viz., for 25,000l. from Anthony Stephens, Cashier of the Navy and from said Sir Thomas Osborne) ; and [whereas likewise similar orders were delivered to said Lord Clifford] by said Sir Thomas Littleton for said 16,800l. [sic for 16,000l.], which [said respective orders] are to be delivered up and cancelled, care being taken for charging them [said Littleton and Osborne] with the said sums in their respective accounts ; and likewise whereas the said Earl of Sunderland upon his receiving said 3,700l. from said Lord Clifford did also deliver to him an order of loan for the like sum in the name of Richard Stratford registered on the 1673 midsummer quarter of the Customs : it is hereby directed that the said orders for 35,000l. and said order of loan for 3,700l. be delivered up and lodged with the Auditor of the Receipt there to remain to be made use of for the king's service or to be cancelled as the king shall see fit. (For docquet hereof see under date July 20 infra.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 110-2.
Privy seal for 2,500l. to Bartholomew Fillingham for secret service : without accompt. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 9 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 24 of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon dated Mar. 28.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 114, 97. Docquet Book I. 46. Money Book (General) p. 324.
Royal warrant [to the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a great seal for a grant of further security by grant of quit rents in Ireland to the Farmers of the revenue of Ireland in the form of an indenture between the king of the one hand and Sir James Shaen et al of the other as follows, viz. : by a certain indenture of lease or demise under the Great Seal bearing date the day before date of these presents [see supra p. 173 under date Mar. 24] the king has demised and to farm letten to the said Sir James Shaen et al the said revenue for the considerations therein mentioned, the lessees agreeing therein to pay 60,000l. advance money before the sealing and 20,000l. more after the sealing or upon the 8th of May, 1676, the king covenanting to pay 10 per cent. for both said advances with the exchange current from Dublin to London at the time of repayment and further covenanting to grant the said Shaen et al a lease of all Crown and quit rents in Ireland (for 7 years from the determination of their lease of the Irish revenue as above) conditioned to be void on repayment of said 80,000l. ; now the present indenture witnesses that the king in consideration of the said 60,000l. already advanced into the Exchequer in Ireland and of the further sum of 20,000l. to be advanced to the king on or before May 8 next hereby grants to said Shaen et al all those annual quit rents or payments of 3d. per acre yearly for every acre of land English measure within the province of Leinster and of 2¼d. per acre on the like in the Province of Munster and of 1½d. per acre on the like in the Province of Connaught and of 2d. per acre on the like in the Province of Ulster and of 1s. 6d. yearly out of every 20s. rent for which any houses or tenements in any corporation in Ireland (which have been allotted to any person towards satisfaction of arrears due to any Comission officer who served the king or his father in the wars in Ireland upon or before 5 June 1649) which shall have been let or demised ; and [further] all and every the annual quit rents and payments which by virtue of the Acts of Settlement and of Explanation were on the 4th Sept. last in charge as payable to the king from all and every the adventurers or soldiers settled in any lands, tenements, etc. by virtue of said Acts and from all persons restored to their estates by said Acts and from such Commission officers who served the king in the wars in Ireland at any time before 5 June 1649 and from any other person or persons, bodies politic or corporate whatsoever all which quit rents are by the Explanatory Act charged upon all lands whatsoever which by the Act of Settlement were vested in the king ; and [similarly all the quit rents payable] from all and singular the lands appointed to be set out for augmentation of bishoprics for endowment of parochial churches with glebes, for the better support of the Provost and Fellows of the College of Dublin, for the maintenance of the fort of Duncannon and the benefit of the Corporation at Bandon Bridge ; and [similarly all the quit rents payable] out of all the lands enjoyed by transplanted persons in the Province of Connaught or the County of Clare, and out of all other the lands seized and sequestered or set out by reason of the late rebellion or war (the lands of James, Duke of Ormonde, Elizabeth Duchess of Ormonde, Earl of Burlington and Cork, the Earl of Roscommon and other Protestants heretofore sequestered chiefly excepted) : and also all chief rents, rents-service, rents of inheritance, rents of assize, rents charge, rents sack or dry rents, fee farm rents, rents reserved upon leases made or to be made, custodiam rents, composition rents or composition money, Exchequer rents, rents nomine decimæ or vicessimæ, assart rents, rents for purprestures arented, copyhold rents and all other certain, ancient and other crown rents and all other rents whatsoever payable to the king in Ireland and in charge on Sept. 4 last payable by any person or bodies politic or corporate by reason of any tenure, charter, patent, lease, demise or grant of any manner messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments or of any rights, royalties, offices, liberties, privileges, franchises and immunities : excepting only quit rents issuing out of or chargeable on the lands enclosed within Phœnix Park near Dublin ; all to hold for seven years from Xmas 1682 or from other date of determination of their afore recited lease of the revenue of Ireland ; at a pepper-corn rent : but the present lease to be void if the king shall within 80 days after the determination of the said lease of the revenue of Ireland pay to the said Shaen et al at the Tolsell in the city of Dublin in one entire payment the said 80,000l. (or so much thereof as may be owing to them) and interest and exchange thereon as above : Shaen et al to enrol this indenture in the Chancery, Exchequer and Chief Remembrancer's Office Ireland or pay 100l. per month fine in default thereof : all nonobstante any Statute, Act, law, custom, proclamation, prohibition or restraint to the contrary : or any non-recital, mis-recital, omission, defects or lack of form in these presents, or the Statutes of 1 Hy IV., 18 Hy VI., 37 Hy VI. (For docquet hereof see under date 1676 Aug. 21 infra.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 116-21.
Letter of direction on an order of 1671 April 17 for 2,000l. to Thomas Grey, Esq., and afterwards assigned to John Lindsey, Esq., by William, Lord Grey executor of said Thomas Grey his lordship's son. Same having been charged on the third quarterly payment of the late subsidy is hereby (with the interest thereon) to be satisfied by levying tallies on John Lindsey as Receiver for co. Essex of the late subsidy and upon the third payment thereof. Money Book (General) p. 330.
The like letter on an order of the same date as above for 2,000l. to Thomas Holder, registered as above and by several assignments transferred to John Lindsey. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,232l. 16s. 10d. to Robert Ryves for 2 years' interest (in accordance with the great seal of 1673, July 24) on 17,870l. 18s. 6d. principal money owing to said Ryves as by auditor Aldworth's statement of his account : on which principal there is 3,620l. 19s. 0d. due to him for interest until 1st July. 1674. Ibid, p. 331.
Order of the King in Council dated Whitehall concerning sea passes as follow. The Committee of [the Privy] Council for Trade have this day reported [to the king in Council] that having formerly on the 8th inst presented to the King in Council certain rules for the taking out of passes (see supra, p. 154 under date Mar. 10) and judging that it may not be proper to have the same made public but that it will be sufficient for the parties concerned to have notice where to apply themselves for the passes they want and what fees are to be paid for same, they therefore offered the following heads and proposed they might be presented and affixed at the Custom House : all which being read at the Board and considered his Majesty approved thereof and ordered the Lord Treasurer to give order to the Customs Commissioners to cause the said directions to be forthwith printed and made public by affixing copies thereof at the Custom House and other places they think fit : said directions being as follows : (see also supra, p. 165).
Directions to masters of ships and others concerned whither to repair for passes in pursuance of the respective treaties between the king and his allies together with the fees payable at the respective places where such passes are to be granted.
Denmark.—In pursuance of the treaty with Denmark passes are for all England, Scotland, and Ireland and the rest of his Majesty's dominions to be under his Majesty's royal signature to be procured by the Secretary of State.
Mediterranean.—Passes or sea-briefs in pursuance of the treaties with Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli are to be had for all England, Scotland and Ireland and the rest of his Majesty's dominions from the Admiralty Commissioners sitting at Darby House.
Spain.—Passes in pursuance of the treaties with Spain and the United Provinces are the same word for word. Those passes which concern Spain are only to be had from the Customs Commissioners.
Holland.—But those relating to Holland may be had either from the Admiralty Commissioners or the Customs Commissioners in London : and in both these cases [Spain and Holland] for the outports [are to be had] from the chief magistrates in such places in each outport as are appointed by the order of Council of the 10th inst for granting same ; which are London, Dover, Rye, Chichester, Southampton, Poole, Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Exeter, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Fowey, Falmouth, Penzance, Barnstaple, Bridgwater, Minehead, Bristol (for the ports of Bristol and Gloucester), Swansea, Milford, Colchester, Ipswich, Yarmouth, Lynn Regis, Boston, Hull, Stockton, Sunderland, Newcastle, Berwick, Whitehaven, Lancaster, Liverpool, Chester, Beaumaris.
Sweden.—Passes in pursuance of the treaty with Sweden are likewise to be had in London from the Customs Commissioners and in the outports from the chief magistrates in such places in each outport as are appointed by the aforesaid order.
Fees for passes, oaths, certificates, etc. [are] to be moderated as follows, viz. :
Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 106-8.
£ s. d.
For a pass signed by his Majesty pursuant to the treaty with Denmark 1 0 0
For a pass signed by the Admiralty Lords 1 5 0
For a pass procured at the Custom House, viz. :
s. d.
For the certificate of the Surveyor of the Navigation [Act] 2 6
For the certificate and oath of the master 0 6
For the pass in parchment 12 6
For the bond 1 0
For the search and registering 1 0
17 6
For the certificate from the Lord Mayor of London pursuant to the treaty with Denmark 0 10 0
For a pass procured in the outports, viz. :
For the certificate of the surveyor of the Navigation [Act] 2 6
For the certificate and oath of the master 0 6
For the pass in parchment 5 0
For the bond 1 0
For the search and registering 1 0
0 10 0
For the certificate from the chief magistrates of any of the outports in pursuance of the treaty with Denmark 0 5 0
Followed by : An order of Treasurer Danby dated April 19 requiring the Customs Commissioners to cause the aforesaid directions (without the preamble or conclusion) to be forthwith printed and made public by affixing copies thereof at the Custom House and such other places as they shall judge proper.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated March of a contract between the King and Sir Dennis Gauden, Sir Denby Ashburnham, Abraham Jaggard, Ben. Gauden and Jonathan Gauden, Esqrs., for and concerning the victualling of the Navy according to his Majesty's orders in Council. Docquet Book, p. 49.
Warrant from [Treasurer Danby] dated Wallingford House to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Earl of Mulgrave on payment of Custom ad volorem a coach coming from France designed for his own proper use. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 302.
Mar. 29. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated March of a grant to the Mayor, Commonalty and citizens of London, Governors of the hospitals of Christs, Bridewell and St. Thomas the Apostle of six perches of ground by them taken in near Wapping dock and two perches more of ground in depth all alongst the shore near the ground belonging to the said hospital of Bridewell containing about 80 pole in length : with liberty to enlarge the wharfes and make the stairs and causewayes more regular and convenient and with a pardon of all encroachments touching the premises. (See supra, p. 121.) Docquet Book, p. 54.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 1,154l. 16s. 10d. to the Duke of Monmouth for charges of privy seals and for fees [in the Exchequer on money warrants] for the use of the king's stables in 1674 and 1675 and 45l. 3s. 2d. for charges in bringing the Spanish horses from Deal to London. (Privy seal hereon dated April 29. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 2 of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon dated May 31.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 113, 151. Docquet Book p. 63. Money Book (General) p. 360.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General [sic erratum for to Treasurer Danby] to issue his warrant to the officers of Salcey Forest, co. Northampton to fell up to 20 tons of timber there for the repair of two watermills in the manor of Hitchin, co. Herts now in jointure to the Queen ; same being very much out of repair and Robert Chaloner, Esq., deceased and his assignee Samuel Hemming (who holds the said mills by virtue of a lease thereof from the late Queen Mother and her trustees) having already been at great charges in repairing same and having at the commencement of his lease found the premises in ruinous condition ; wherefore the king grants said timber as herein although by his lease the tenant may be obliged to do the said work. (Treasurer Danby's warrant hereon accordingly dated May 26 to Tho. Newton, Esq., the king's woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 113, 151. Warrants not Relating to Money V. pp. 329-30.
Money warrant for 52,500l. to Lemuell Kingden, Esq., for payment of the Guards and Garrisons and incidents for 3 months from April 1 next to July 1 next : one half thereof out of the Exchequer the other half by tallies on the Excise. Money Book (General) pp. 324-5.
Charles Bertie to cousin [Sir Robert Howard, the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay 2,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works on his orders for the year ending the last of this month (viz. : 1,333l. 6s. 8d. for the ordinary and 666l. 13s. 4d. for the extraordinary of the Works) : to be paid out of the 5,000l. lately paid in by the Hearthmoney Contractors in part of their rent due the 15th inst. Ibid, p. 325.
Money warrant for 14,300l. to Samuell Pepys for one quarter for the pay of the garrison of Tangier from Dec. 31 last to March 31 inst. Ibid.
Mar. 29 (? 18.) Same for 225l. to Edward Christian, administrator of John Crofts cup-bearer to the late king, for ¾ of a year on said Crofts' pension grown due in his life time. Ibid, p. 326.
Mar. 29. Same for 364l. to Bevil Skelton for a quarter's advance of ordinary to June 27 next as Envoy to the Emperor of Germany ; it being certified by Sir Joseph Williamson Dec. 30 last that said Skelton took leave of his Majesty the day before in order to his said journey. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated Mar. of a grant to Sir Christopher Musgrave of a parcel of land called Walliacks within the Honor of Penrith and forest of Inglewood, co. Cumberland formerly demised by the late Queen Mother and her Trustees to James Long, Esq., for 60 years determinable on two lives and also of several lands and hereditaments within the said Honor and Forest demised by said Queen Mother and her Trustees to said Long for 50 years determinable upon two lives ; the present grant to be for 31 years in reversion after the respective terms now in being and a reversion of such terms therein as shall be granted by the Queen Consort and her Trustees (the premises being parcel of the Queen's jointure) ; all at the present rents of 6l. 17s. 0d. and 3l. 13s. 4d. Docquet Book, p. 49.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated Mar. of a grant to Sir George Sonds, Knight of the Bath, of the dignity of Baron of Throwley, Viscount Sondes of Lees Court and Earl of Feversham in the county of Kent ; for life and after his decease to Lewis, Lord Duras and the heirs male of his body ; with the fee of 20 marks per an. for the better support of the said dignity of Viscount and 20l. per an. for the better support of the said dignity of Earl. Docquet Book, p. 51.
Mar. 30. Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners [by command of Treasurer Danby] before his [Danby's] going out of town to comply with any application that may be made for shipping off the goods of Monsieur de Feuquieres the French King's ambassador at Stockholm. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 104.
Mar. 31. Privy seal for allowing in account to Edmond Ashton, late Receiver General of Hearthmoney, co. Lancs., the sums of 229l. 11s. 7d. remaining in his hands of the receipts of said duty for the year ended 1674 Lady day and 33l. 9s. 0d. received by him in part of arrears of said duty due before Lady day 1673, which incurred in the time of Francis Hollinshed's late receivership thereof ; and further to discharge all [12 per cent.] interest and damages on said two sums ; same being remitted to him in consideration of his good services and as a mark of royal favour. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 20 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 24 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated April 21, to Auditor Sir E. Seymour accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 126, 100. Docquet Book, p. 53. Warrants not Relating to Money VI p. 307.
Same for 8,000l. per an. and 2,000l. per an. to the Duke of Monmouth, Master of the Horse, without account, imprest or charge to be set upon him ; the payment thereof to be made in advance, the first payment thereof at Lady day next and to continue during pleasure ; and for the payment likewise to him of all sums he may expend in [Exchequer, etc.] fees and charges on the receiving said sums ; all by reason that the said Duke has agreed with the King to provide and furnish the King's Stables (ut supra Cal. Treasury Books IV., p. 514) and likewise to pay yearly the several sums following heretofore issued and paid out of the Great Wardrobe, viz. : 160l. per an. to the Clerk of the Stables, 12l. per an. to the two Yeomen of the Stirrup, 140l. per an. to the Yeoman Sadler, and 90l. per an. to the three Groom Sadlers ; all for the said sum of 8,000l. per an. and further to provide and furnish all horses, mares and geldings that the King and Queen may have occasion of for the said further sum of 2,000l. per an. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 22 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 29 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book, V. pp. 124-5, 101. Docquet Book, p. 48.
Privy seal for the discharge from imprisonment of Thomas Seikes, late Receiver General in co. Berks of the Royal and Additional Aids and the One and the Eleven Months' tax, upon his friends paying 150l. into the Receipt and to discharge him from the remainder of his debt being 827l. 8s. 11d., and all interest thereon ; the said Seikes having answered into the Exchequer 86,310l. 13s. 4d. on account thereof and being in arrear 977l. 8s. 11d., for which he has lain in Reading gaol in a miserable durance for above four years, himself and eight children being hereby totally ruined and all his goods and chattels sold, and were it not for the charity of some friends, must perish in prison ; as appears verified by the report of Richard Mason et al Agents for Taxes. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 22 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 19 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrants hereon accordingly dated May 2 to the sheriff of Berks and to auditor Sir Edmund Sawyer.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 126-7, 103. Docquet Book, p. 55. Warrants not Relating to Money VI, pp. 312-13.
Same to Treasurer Danby to warrant the woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests to deliver 300 tons of timber to Sir Edmund Bray, Knight, William Tate and John Willoughby to be taken out of Whittlewood and Salcey forests, to be applied to the rebuilding of public places in the town of Northampton or other public uses there by the direction of James, Earl of Northampton ; with direction that John Hall, woodward to the Queen Consort, be present at the marking of said trees in order that the coppices now in jointure to the Queen Consort in said forests may receive as little prejudice as may be ; all by reason the said town of Northampton has petitioned the king representing their sad and miserable condition occasioned by a late dreadful fire by which the whole or greatest part of the town was consumed and laid in ashes. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 26 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 29 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Newmarket April 7 hereon accordingly to Thom. Newton, his Majesty's woodward of said forests.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 114-5, 105. Docquet Book p. 50. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 304, 306.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of Richard Marratt's petition for the next vacancy for a watchman's place in the Custom House. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 104.
Privy seal to Treasurer Danby et al for striking tallies for discharging the baronet fee of 1,095l. due in respect of the baronetcy conferred on Charles Rich of London, gent, fourth son of Sir Edwin Rich, baronet, deceased, for his natural life with remainder after his death to Robert (now Sir Robert) Rich of Stondon, co. Essex, second son of Nathaniel Rich of Stondon. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 28 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant to the Receipt dated June 28 hereon accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 181-3. Docquet Book, p. 61. Money Book (General) p. 382.