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April 1676

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'Entry Book: April 1676', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 187-202. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80593 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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April 1676

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 1. Charles Bertie to [the Customs Cashier] to bring 45l. into the Exchequer for Mris Dyke the Prince of Orange's nurse, the said Prince having written in her behalf to the King, who has commanded same to be forthwith paid her. Money Book (General) p. 327.
Same to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue the 1,300l. (which the Customs Cashier is to bring188 into the Exchequer) to Sir William Temple for a quarter's ordinary as ambassador in Holland. Ibid.
[? April 1.] Letter of direction on the unpaid remainder (1,000l.) of an order of 1675 April 3 for 1,500l. to Sir John Kirk for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, on which order 500l. has been paid ; said remainder being hereby to be paid out of First Fruits and and Tenths. Money Book (General) p. 327. Money Book (Fees and Pensions), p. 50.
April 3. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer 200l. 15s. 0d. for a year's salary and board wages each to Thomas Paine and John (altered to Robert) Read (Red) two of his Majesty's serjeants at arms "but this with respects to the weekly payments." Money Book (General) p. 327, 329.
April 4. Treasurer Danby to Sir James Shaen et al Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland. I am sorry to find you have not yet made payment of your money notwithstanding your assurances to me in confidence of which I have [given] directions for the disposal of it to a particular use at the time you promised it. Such disappointments are of ill consequence and not creditable. No money can be got out of your hands but with much difficulty and many fruitless promises. I take your failure at this time so ill that unless you yield a ready compliance I must take my measure in other concerns according to this usage. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 306.
Charles Bertie to "Cousin" [Sir Robert Howard Auditor of the Receipt] to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the sick and wounded the 250l. lately brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 328.
Same to same to strike a tally for 500l. for the Lord Chancellor being the moiety of his pension (half a quarter) to Lady day last. "which is his allowance pursuant to the late order for retrenchments" ; also to pay to same 192l. for two years' arrears in lieu of Gascoigne wines. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 51.
Same to Mr. Marsh. I have ordered Mr. Bernard and Mr. Prowse to take effectual care in the prosecutions against Mr. Warren for the money grown due upon Custom House bonds. You are to defray their charges in these prosecutions. Money Book (General) p. 328.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners dated from Newmarket. The ship Providence from Bermuda for England with tobacco was forced by distress into Kinsale in Ireland and was compelled to unlade and pay Customs there. If said tobacco had been imported into England and exported again, the duty of ½d. per lb. would have accrued to the king. The ship's master is to give security to pay this duty to the collector of the Plantation duty in London port. You are hereby to write to Sir John Heydon, Governor of Bermuda, to put the said ship's bond in suit. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 111.
April 5. Charles Bertie to the Excise Commissioners to advance on the 10th inst 6,000l. to the Cofferer of the Household for the months of Jan., Feb. and Mar. last, in pursuance of your agreement of Mar. 22 last with the Lord Treasurer. Money Book (General) p. 329.
Charles Bertie to "Cousin" [Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt] for a tally for 500l. for one quarter due at Lady day last of Prince Rupert's pension ; The like also for (500l. for same to) the Earl of Plymouth on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 329. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) pp. 6, 51.
Same to [? the Treasurers of Excise] to pay 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox to meet the [aforesaid] tally to the Earl of Plymouth. Money Book (General p. 329.
April 6. Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners to restore Mr. Hebdon as Collector of Colchester if he clear his account with Mr. Lytcott : Treasurer Danby understanding before going to Newmarket that said Hebdon was come to town in order thereto having been suspended from his receipt in accordance with the instructions of Mar. 23 last. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 105.
April 7. Same to the Customs Cashier to pay to Prince Rupert Lady day quarter on his pensions upon a tally which will be brought to you, notwithstanding any former orders or directions [struck through and replaced by the following] "1,000l. thereof is upon a tally (for 1,000l. on the Customs) that will be delivered to you and for the other 500l. the Prince is to give you his acquittance ; and this is forthwith to be done upon the Lord Treasurer's commands to me from Newmarket notwithstanding any former orders to the contrary." Money Book (General) p. 330. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 6.
April 17. Same to Mr. Seymour and Mr. Maydwell, Receivers of the Law duty, to forthwith pay 100l. to Fabian Phillips for half a year to Nov. 1 last as late assistant and deputy comptroller of the Law duty. Money Book (General) p. 330.
April 18. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1675-6 March of a pardon to James Colleton, gent, for the killing of Elisha Bridges alias Blackney : and of all penalties and forfeitures by reason thereof with restitution of lands and goods and with non-obstantes and clauses according to his Majesty's pleasure signified by warrant under his royal sign manual. Docquet Book, p. 54.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver Customs free some wearing apparel, household stuff, bottles, earthen goods and a cabinet lately come from Holland being for the use of Ambassador Temple's lady. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 105.
Same from same to same to permit the shipment for Sweden of two garnitures of Point of France, hats, swords, buckles, gloves with gold fringe and 3 garnitures of gold and silver ribbon being for the proper use of the Marquis de Fuquires [Feuquières] ambassador from France to Sweden ; same being now in the Custom House directed to Mons. Ruvigny Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Capt. James Read, for half a year of his pension, the 25l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 330.
Same to same for tallies to be struck (and same to the Treasurers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 250l. for last Xmas quarter of the Earl of Bath's and Lord Hawley's pension. Ibid. p. 331
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay 125l to the Earl of Carlisle for a moiety of his quarter due at 1675 Lady day. (Same to same dated April 22 to pay the above "notwithstanding any former restrictions.") Money Book (General) p. 331.
April 18. (26). Money warrant for 73l. 1s. 6d. to Anthony Segar whereof 63l. 1s. 6d. is for disbursements for the Treasury Office for last Lady day quarter and 10l. for his fee for said quarter. (Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay said bill of 73l. 1s. 6d. which [sum] the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer for that use.) Ibid, p. 331, 336. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 56.
April 19. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Walmesley gent as a landwaiter, London port loco Nathaniell Penington, deceased.
John Baxter, as boatman at Portsmouth loco Gabriel Cloudesly deceased.
William Cooke as tidesman in fee loco William Pall, dismissed.
Joseph Rutland as waiter at Burnham loco Mathew Rudd, deceased.
Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 109, 110.
Same from same to same to deliver unopened (interlined by Treasurer Danby April 21) and Customs free some boxes, valizes and trunks lately brought from Modena for the Duchess of York and now in the Custom House at Dover ; as also a box in the Custom House, London, directed to Mrs. Jennings, but intended for said Duchess. Ibid, 109
Same from same to same to deliver to Bernard Greenvill on payment of Custom ad valorem some gloves sent from Venice by Sir Thomas Higgons to his daughter and some little toys ; brass lamps and some clothes brought from Turin for said Greenvyle, and a box with two little statues sent to the Queen and a few earthen pots from Genoa. Ibid.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer for process of extent against Robert Stockdale of Dover and Michael Arnold on their bond dated 1673 Dec. 25 for 2,500l., and said Stockdale and William Dent merchant on their bond dated 1673 June 24 for 2,500l. as sureties of said Stockdale as Collector of Dover, he being 3,272l. 5s. 0d. in arrear on his accounts of his receipts there ; which debt is in danger to be lost. Ibid, p. 110.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to John, Lord Berkeley, for 3 months' ordinary in advance to July 7 next as Ambassador Extraordinary to France. Money Book (General) p. 342.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated April of a warrant to the Exchequer for 25,000l. (sic for 2,500l.) to Viscount Grandison and (Col.) Edward Villiers. Esq., for the equipage of Henry, Duke of Grafton and George, Earl of Northumberland ; to be without account. (Money warrant for 2,500l. dated April 27 hereon. Letter of direction on the order of April 29 hereon charging same to be paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. next.) Docquet Book, p. 58. Money Book (General) pp. 336, 351.
[?] Same of same dated same of a same for enstalling the First Fruits of the Bishopric of Oxford (being 343l. 7s. 11¼d.) to John Fell the new bishop thereof ; to be paid in 4 yearly payments on the bishop's own security ; and in case of death then to be charged with no further payment. Docquet Book, p. 59.
April 19. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of Helsbury Park and Lanteglos Park with a view to a fresh lease on surrender thereof to Lord Arundel of Trerice in reversion after Anthony Buller and Edward Seymour. Esq., at the old rent of 10l. 13s. 4d. ; buying off the increased rent of 30l. per an. (payable for said E. Seymour's life) for 90l. ; and further buying off the increased rent of 31l. 13s. 4d. for 17 years to come in Sutton Pool at 221l. 13s. 4d. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 305.
Treasurer Danby to the Navy Commissioners. I notice that the 100,000l. appointed for paying up your second book of bills to Midsummer last, and for stores for one year from that time by 5,000l. a fortnight since Michaelmas last has not come in so fast as I believed it would. I am advised that the merchants and others who have sold and served in goods upon the credit of said fund are under some discouragement by the low receipt thereof. I assure you that I have not hitherto nor ever will in any manner alter or supercede the payment of the said money in the course it is directed to be paid to you, but will cause all possible restriction to be made upon any payments out of the Customs which may hinder the speedy payment of those tallies. In the meantime you are to assign them their bills in course upon the said fund immediately although the money be not received, abating the imprest as is usual. Ibid, pp. 305-6.
April 20. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated April of a warrant to empower the Treasury, etc., where ships bound coastways are forced over sea by stress of weather to discharge the bond given at the port of lading for returning the certificates from the port of their intended discharge ; and where they go over voluntarily [then] to compound those bonds according to discretion. Docquet Book, p. 60
Sir Ro. Townsend desires that no grant may pass to Mr. Simon Smith or any other of Coventry Park in the manor of Chelsmere belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall, till he be heard. Caveat Book, p. 18
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Serjeant Topham for half a year's salary and board wages the 50l. 3s. 9d. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 331. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 54.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners on all occasions to sign such schedules (of the goods on board, and where she took in her lading) as to ships in London port as by the rules settled by the Privy Council for granting passes pursuant to the treaty with Denmark ; and to direct the outports officers to do the like ; in both cases taking such bonds as by the said rules are directed from such as desire passes for ships that are abroad.
Appending ; (a) Copy of the order of the King in Council dated April 19.
(b) The various rules and forms as already calendared supra, p. 154.
Out Letters (Customs) pp. 112-30.
April 21. Royal sign manual for 100l. to Col. Alexander MacNorton as royal bounty : out of the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of date 1675 Mar. 25. (Money warrant dated April 24 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 128. Money Book (General) p. 335.
Same for 200l. to Count Ulfeld as same ; out of same. (Money warrant dated April 24 hereon.) Kings' Warrant Book V. p. 128. Money Book (General) p. 335.
Charles Bertie [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay to the new Royal Foundation [of King's mathematical boys at Christ's Hospital] the 250l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer ; being for one quarter ended at Lady day last. Money Book (General) p. 332. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 54.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 60l. to Edmond Long for half a year to Lady day last on his fee as chief searcher London port. Money Book (General) p. 332.
Money warrant for 76l. to Lord Frescheville for half a year to Lady day last on his pension of 152l. per an. Ibid.
Letter of direction on 582l. 19s. 7d. in part of an order of the 5th inst. for 2,500l. to Bartholomew Fillingham ; same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 5l. to Mris. Pinckney as royal bounty for relief of her present necessities. Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Sir Joseph Seymour for one year to Lady day last on his salary (as by the patent of 1674-5 Feb. 27) as an Auditor of Crown Revenues. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Sir Mathew Hale for last Lady day quarter on his pension as by the patent of Mar. 9 last. Ibid, p. 333.
Same for 5,000l. to Baptist May for the Privy Purse ; to be issued out of such moneys as shall from time to time be brought into the Exchequer upon all seizures, fines and forfeitures of uncustomed and prohibited goods. Ibid.
Same for 55l. to Anne Piques, executrix of Agmondesham Piques ; as in part of the privy seal of 1671-2 Jan. 5 for 1,345l. 13s. 0d. to said Agmondesham Picques. Ibid, p. 335.
Privy seal for allowing Simon Smith's account as follows for the impaling of Windsor park. In Sept. 1670 said Smith made a proposal to the King for the impaling of the great Park of Windsor, which being approved the Treasury Lords did authorise by their warrant of 1670 Nov. 1. Subsequently Smith was commanded to impale a paddock and the plantation and garden at New Lodge in said Great Park with an extraordinary pale and controll and toppe and convenient gates "and also for the making great gates and providing locks and keys with stiles and bridges for our passage into the said park and for making pounds for the use of the said park and for long pales to be made about the gardens at New Lodge and other the lodges within and belonging to the said park and also for railing in the lower plantations of wood ground and places for hay stacks for the deer with long posts and double rails and also the railing about the lodges aforesaid." By royal sign manual of 1673 Nov. 19 the officers of the Works were ordered to settle the price of the said pales, rails, gates, pounds and bridges so done in an extraordinary manner by command [outside or] over and above his contract for impaling the rest of said park. In their report hereon said officers estimate the total work [contract and extraordinaries] performed by said Smith at 8964l. 3s. 11d. Towards this William Chiffinch was ordered to pay to said Smith [out of the French King's money in said Chiffinch's hands] 2,000l. (1,000l. thereof being paid 1671 May 13 and the other 1,000l. 1671 Sept. 14) and said Smith (who was then Receiver of Hearthmoney for co. Southampton) was empowered to retain his hearthmoney receipts towards his said disbursements ; on which said hearthmoney account said Smith owes to the king 219l. 19s. 4d. for the year ended 1671 Mich. and 5,356l. 17s. 1d. for 1½ years ended 1673 Lady day and 3,884l. 12s. 7d. for 1 year ended 1674 Lady day or 9,461l. 9s. 0d. in all. Before receiving any of the said sums said Simon Smith on his [own] credit borrowed by the king's command several great sums of money and expended same in providing timber and other materials for the paling and [in payments] to William Smith, Esq., for his interest in Mote Park, and to the Duke of Albemarle for rent of said Mote Park ; on which sums said Simon Smith prays interest and gratuity for such part thereof as was advanced by him before the stop of the Exchequer, viz., from the time of such advance to the time of such stop and 6 per cent. interest from the time of such stop, the same to be allowed out of the aforesaid Hearthmoney receipts, he Smith, per contra, discounting and allowing to the Crown interest for said Hearthmoney from the times of the actual receipt thereof. All this being thought reasonable by the king an account was prepared accordingly by Auditor Aldworth, allowing interest and gratuity for moneys so advanced by Smith as above till the stop of the Exchequer and 6 per cent. interest afterwards, making the interest principal at the end of every six months, except interest for said 2,000l. received by him of said Chiffinch, as to which item the royal sign manual of 1675 Oct. 30 declared that said Smith should not be charged with any interest therefor. According to said account the interest sums due from Smith on his Hearthmoney receipts are 33l. 9s. 4d. (for 1671-2 Feb. 28 to 1674 July 24 on 219l. 19s. 4d.) ; 119l. 11s. 3d. (for 1672 July 24 to 1674 July 24 on 1,518 19s. 0d. parcel of the abovesaid 5,356l. 17s. 1d., which parcel was or reasonably might be remaining in his hands 1672 July 24) ; 165l. 13s. 10d. (for 1672-3 Feb. 28 to 1674 July 24, on 1,918l 19s. 0d. further parcel of said 5,356l. 17s. 1d. similarly remaining in his hands 1672-3 Feb. 28) ; 116l. 16s. 9d. (for 1673 July 24 to 1674 July 24 on 1,918l. 19s. 1d. further parcel of said 5,356l. 17s. 1d. similarly remaining in his hands 1673 July 24) : 46l. 12s. 7d. (for 1673-4 Feb. 28 to 1674 July 24 on 1,942l. parcel of abovesaid 3,884l. 12s. 7d. which said parcel was or might reasonably be remaining in his hands 1673-4 Feb. 28). The abovesaid interest and principal sums amount to 12,014l. 12s. 9d. Per contra the king is indebted to said Smith in the following sums : 300l. advanced 1670 Nov. 18 for planting in the Great Park at Windsor (with 34l. 14s. 0d. interest and gratuity thereon to 1671-2 Jan. 1) ; 2,000l. advanced 1670-1 Feb. 18 towards said paling (and 177l. 7s. 3d. interest and gratuity thereon to 1671 July 1); 2,000l. similarly advanced 1671 May 18 (and 126l. 2s. 5d. interest and gratuity thereon to 1671-2 Jan. 1) : making in all 4,638l. 3s. 8d. on which the interest from 1671-2 Jan. 1 to 1674 July 24 is 757l. 3s. 10d. Further the king owes said Simon Smith 500l. advanced by him 1672 Sept. 30 to William Smith for his interest in Mote Park and 19l. 15s. 0d. for fees on the privy seal for same (and 58l. 17s. 1d. for interest 1672 Sept. 30 to 1674 July 24) ; 300l. advanced by said Simon Smith 1673 May 15 to the Duke of Albemarle for one year's rent to 1672 Michaelmas for Mote Park (and 21l. 18s. 4d. interest thereon 1673 May 15 to 1674 July 24) ; 4,350l. advanced 1673 July 1 for the additional work of impaling Mote Park and repairing the lodges there and in said Great Park, etc. (and 281l. 2s. 0d. for interest thereon 1673 July 1 to 1674 July 24) ; 322l. advanced 1673 Sept. 7 by said Smith to the Duke of Albemarle being 300l. for one year's rent to 1673 Michaelmas of Mote Park and 22l. for fees on the privy seal (and 13l. 16s. 5d. for interest thereon, 1673 Sept. 7 to 1674 July 24) ; 150l. advanced by him 1674 May 15 to said Duke for half a year's rent of Mote Park to 1674 Lady day (and 1l. 14s. 6d. for interest thereon 1674 May 15 to July 24) ; 661l. 9s. 10d., viz., 6l. 5s. 0d. part thereof advanced and paid by said Smith upon the last admeasurement of said Great Park and 655l. 4s. 10d. advanced for said impaling : all which sums amount to 12,075l. 18s. 8d. : thus leaving a balance due to said Smith of 61l. 6s. 11d. The aforesaid account is hereby approved and said balance is hereby to be paid him, and he is to be regularly discharged of all the abovesaid sums for Hearthmoney by tallies levied in the Exchequer, Smith giving similar discharges per contra to the Crown. And whereas by virtue of the privy seal of 1670, Oct. 21 (for 20,000l. to Philip Packer for the extraordinaries of the Works) there was an order drawn for 300l. to said Packer to be by him paid to said Simon Smith which order was assigned by said Packer to William Cheny and by him assigned to said Smith and was paid and discharged in the Exchequer by a tally of loan there levied by the same [said Smith] on the Customs for the quarter ended 1672 Lady day and an order No. 59 for repayment thereof with interest to said Smith upon the same quarter ; whereby said Packer stands charged with said 300l. in the Exchequer as money imprested to him : and whereas also upon the privy seal of 1670, Dec. 20 (for 6,000l. to said Packer for the paling of said Great Park) several orders were drawn, viz. : No. 23 for 5,000l. on the Law duty and No. — for 1,000l. on the 250,000l. advance of the Customs ; which said last two orders as also the aforesaid order No. 59 for 300l. remain still unpaid, therefore, said Packer is hereby to be discharged of said 300l. and the said Packer and Simon Smith are to respectively assign to the Crown all the said three orders, Packer having received no money on the last two orders and the said Smith being allowed the said 300l. in the above said herein detailed account. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 22 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 19 of docquet hereof. For the warrant to the Exchequer hereon see under date July 1 infra, p. 259.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 164 - 171, 104. Docquet Book, p. 56.
Entry of an order of the King in Council dated Whitehall April 21 as follows. By order in council of June 18 last the Lord Treasurer was directed to pay the arrears due to Col. William Stapleton, Capt. General of the Leeward Islands, and to the two Companies of foot in St. Christopher. Lieut. Greatbach, one of the officers of said Companies, who solicited the said payment fell sick just as the money was in readiness to be paid, and being lately dead, the Lord Treasurer does not know to whom to pay same, as the privy seal of Feb. 29 last for said payments and the privy seal of 1672 Sept. 23 for the Governor's salary make the money payable to said Stapleton. Col. Edmund Stapleton, deputy Governor of Montserrat and brother to said Col. William Stapleton, has presented to Treasurer Danby a letter of attorney dated Nevis 1675 June 14 empowering him and Capt. Ferdinand Georges to demand all moneys relating personally to the affairs of said Col. which power can at best but justify the payment of what is due unto said Col. William Stapleton himself. It is hereby ordered that the Lord Treasurer pay to said Edmund Stapleton and Ferdinand Gorges that which relates to the pay of said Col. William Stapleton but for what relates to the pay of said Companies that they do give security for the due remitting and paying same to said Companies and care is also to be taken that the executors of Lieut. Greatbach be satisfied thereout such proportion of pay as by the muster rolls last sent over appears due to him. King's Warrant Book V. pp. 144-5.
Entry of Treasurer Danby s agreement with the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Sir Nic. Armorer and Sir Gabr. Silvius. If any further grant be intended out of the revenue in Ireland the Lord Lieutenant has herein prescribed the best way of doing thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 307.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Sir Solomon Swale, bart., late sheriff of Yorks for the year ended 1671 Michaelmas, be having made considerable progress towards passing his accounts. Ibid, p. 308.
April 22. Same from same [to the Customs Commissioners] to deliver to Mris. Mason, daughter of Sir Richard Mason, on payment of customs ad valorem, some gloves, combs, silver counters, patches, purses, and linen sent from Paris as a present. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 131.
Caveat that no charge or assignment be further made upon the revenue of First Fruits and Tenths, which may interfere with the payment of the salaries of the Gentlemen Pensioners out ofj that revenue, until notice be given to Sir John Kirk and his pretensions heard. Caveat Book, p. 18.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's agreement with the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of the Duke of Monmouth ; which report is to the effect that the undisposed lands held of the Crown by lease as in the annexed schedule [missing] may be granted to petitioner in fee at the rents now reserved. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 308.
April 24. Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Coxhead, Robert Millard, and William Wickson feltmakers for order to the seizers to seize a parcel of fanns according to the Act. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 131.
Charles Bertie to the Treasurers of Excise to "pay forthwith to Mris. H[elen] G[wyn] 500l. which the Lord Treasurer will take care shall be made good to you by a regular discharge." Money Book (General) p. 335. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 56.
Same to same to pay 100l. to Mr. King forthwith "which the Lord Treasurer will take care," etc. ut supra. Money Book (General) p. 335. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 56.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to strike tallies for (750l. for) last Lady day's quarter of the Earl and Countess of Bristol's pension. Money Book (General) p. 335. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) pp. 55, 15.
Caveat that Tobias Humphryes, who is a sub-farmer of Hearthmoney for co. Yorks, be not discharged of the arrear standing upon his accounts till Mr. Osborne's pretensions be heard. Caveat Book, p. 18b.
"Another letter [to the Customs Commissioners, see p. 177 supra under dated Mar. 28] to pay Lord Gerard notwithstanding any former restriction to Mr. Mounteney." Money Book (General) p. 323
April 26. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 375l. (and same to the Treasurers of Excise to pay said tallies) to the Lord Privy Seal for half a quarter to Lady day last of his pension and also to pay him (182l. for) half a quarter to same date of his diet money. Money Book (General) p. 336. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 16.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Mr. Wharton for the service of the Ordnance as in part of last Lady day quarter the 4,000l. which the Receivers of the Law duty are directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 336.
Same to [the Treasurers of Excise]. The Cofferer of the Household has acquainted the Lord Treasurer that you have settled an agreement with him to pay into the Exchequer (in order to the completing Sir Stephen Fox's interest account of 31,000l.) the London [Excise] rent due to 3rd May. This the Lord Treasurer likes well and desires you to be punctual in it, the necessity of the Household forthwith requiring it. Ibid.
Caveat that Sir Richard Pigot, Mr. Trott and Mr. Beane be not discharged of the arrear due from them till Mr. Osborne be heard. Caveat Book, p. 18b.
Royal warrant [to the Clerk of the Signet] for a privy seal to discharge the following supers set upon the town of Dover, viz., of 219l. 2s. 6d. for the [arrears of the] Royal Aid, Additional Supply and 90l. 11s. 4d. for the like of the Eleven Months' Assessment ; said discharge to be for their assistance and encouragement in and for the expelling the beach and clearing of the harbour of that port. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated? May 2 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 128. Docquet Book, p. 63.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a Commission for Appeals and regulating the duty of Excise ; the new Commissioners to be Charles Fanshaw, Robert Spencer, Sir William Doyly, Knight and baronet, Sir Tho. Berry, Knight, Sir Paul Neale, Knight, Charles Bennet, Peter Prideaux, John Trelawney, William Coward, Cha. Pidgeon, and Francis Stephens ; with the salary of 200l. per an. each payable quarterly, the first payment to be made to them at midsummer next for the first 9 Commissioners, and to said Pidgeon at the quarter day next after the death of any of the said 9, and to said Stephen at the quarter day next after the death of any two of the first 10 Commissioners as above. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 2 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 128-9. Docquet Book p. 62.
Same to same for a same for a Commission for new Commissioners for Wine Licences ("Commissioners or Agents for granting licences for selling and uttering by retail all and every or any kind of wine or wines whatsoever in any city, town or place within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales and town of Berwick upon Tweed") ; the new Commissioners to be Sir John Griffith, Knight, Richard Downes, Robert Wolsely, William Yong, Arthur Fleetwood and Michael Brighouse with the salary of 200l. each from Lady day last ; also Edmund Ashton to be a Commissioner, but his salary of 200l. per an. to commence only from the death of any of the preceding ; all with the like powers, authority and directions as in the present Commission now in being to the said Griffith, Downes, Wolseley, Yong, Fleetwood and Brighouse, and with the like salaries and allowances for other officers and for incidents as in the Commission now in being together with 30l. per an. to the Clerk of the licences and bonds and 10l. yearly to the porter [as] additional salary. The Commission in being to be superseded on the passing of the present Commission, but the said Commissioners in being to be empowered to proceed for all arrears under their said Commission in being. King's Warrant Book V. p. 129.
Same to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant to Richard, Earl of Burlington and Cork, or his nominee, of the manor or reputed manor of Barden, co. Yorks with the appurtenances thereof and the forests and parks of Barden and all other the lands, tenements and hereditaments in Barden which by deed dated 1664 April 9 and enrolled in the Exchequer Court were granted and surrendered by Richard Boyle, Esq., and Richard Graham gent (by directon of the said Earl, the Countess Elizabeth, his wife, and Nicholas, Lord Tufton now Earl of Thanet) to the king upon condition to be void upon payment or tender of 20s. at the Receipt of the Exchequer. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 2 of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 130. Docquet Book, p. 63.
Report to the king from Treasurer Danby on the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Sir R. Redding and the Countess of Mountrath. The Lord Lieutenant reports his opinion that the 500l. per an. (granted them for relinquishing their demand of [from] English ships passing by their light houses at Dublin, and which was formerly settled to be paid by way of concordatum) be continued to be paid on that fund "or upon any other fund" in Ireland ; on which Treasurer Danby reports to the king that he knows of no more proper fund. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p 309.
April 27. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to depute Richard Breton (he and Thomas Veel being the patent Customers of Dover port) as collector of said port loco Mr. Stockdale : said Breton being willing to take said collection upon him without further charge to his Majesty. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 130.
Same from same to same to deliver, on payment of Custom ad valorem, some wearing apparell lately come from France and now in the Custom House, London, and belonging to the Earl of Mountrath ;
And likewise some particulars (of apparel) lately come from France being for the use of the Earl of Derby and his servants ;
And likewise 29 large pictures on cloth, 3 small pictures on frames, 3 papers of Pomender, a parcel of paper prints, silk waistcoats, drawers, gloves, fans and rings which came from Leghorn in the same vessel which brought home Sir John Dormer dead and which [goods] belonged to him and are now claimed by Robert Dormer one of his executors.
Ibid, pp. 131, 132.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receivers General of Excise. By patent of 1672 Dec. 20 the king granted to the Queen 10,972l. 19s. 3¼1/24d. per an. to complete her jointure to 40,000l. per an. By patent of Oct. 9 last he granted her 1,236l. 16s. 1½d. out of the Excise of London, etc. You are from time to time to pay the above quarterly as hitherto without any abatement or defalcation and before any other persons whatsoever. Money Book (General) pp. 336-7.
[Report to the king from Treasurer Danby] on the certificate made by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland at the request of Col. Cary Dillon ; said certificate being to the effect that Dillon surrendered the place of Surveyor General of Excise and Customs of Ireland to Mr. Foliot and that Viscount Ranelagh was employed by the House of Commons to make suit to the king for compensation [to Dillon] for the wardship of Talbot of Dardistown upon passing the chimney money bill ; "which report my Lord Treasurer certifies makes him more deserving the king's favour." Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 309.
Same to same from same approving the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Lawrence Hide ; said report being to the effect that petitioner claimed a debt of 8,888l. 19s. 7d. due to his father, and that same had been ordered to be paid in four years on the [Irish] establishment, but that the fund is so charged that it will be several years before he can receive any part, and therefore advising allowance of 8 per cent. interest till it be paid. Ibid, p. 310.
Report to the king from Treasurer Danby on the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition from Sir William Petty and Robert Marshall who pray (1) that misnomers, double charges and mistakes in their patents and certificates may be amended : (2) that a valuation be made of coarse and insolvent lands as the Lord Lieutenant and [Irish Privy] Council or others shall think reasonable, and that an account be made of what petitioners have really enjoyed, and what have been disposed by the king by seizures, custodiums or otherwise : (3) that the measure of the said lands be settled according to the reduced columns or extreme column of the survey : (4) for reprizals for lands twice reckoned, for mortgages and chiefrys saved on their certificates, for lands inserted therein by mistake and belonging to others, for lands which they forebore to accept though due to them and yet undisposed because they were not worth their acreages lying on them ; (5) that the seizures may be forthwith taken off, the petitioner promising to answer anything which appears due upon the intended settlement of this affair, and the balance of all accounts relating to it. On which the Lord Lieutenant thinks it to his Majesty's service to have such matters speedily and fully examined in Ireland : with which report Treasurer Danby agrees. Warrants not Relating to Money VI., pp. 310-11.
The like on the like report on the petition of Sir Thomas Armstrong : said petition proposing to discover 2,500 acres in Ireland undisposed and subject to placing deficiencies thereon and praying that he may place deficiencies theron according to the Act : on which the Lord Lieutenant reports that his Majesty ordered that no lands be passed till a survey be made of the quantity and value, and of what is deficient and due to the several interests satisfyable by the Act : that books have been drawn containing a complete account of lands decreed forfeit by the Court of Claims : if the said 2,500 acres be not in those books when the king proceeds on the disposition of concealed forfeited lands petitioner may have preference to place his deficiencies thereon. Ibid, p. 311.
April 28. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Thomas Bond on payment of Custom ad valorem some gloves, fans, belts, brass knobs for a coach, hoods, satin ribbons, pocket looking glasses and tweezers which said Bond brought with him from France in the Katherine yacht for his own private use. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 133.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay to Roger Charnock 13l. for last Lady day quarter's salary as a king's waiter London port. Money Book (General) p. 337.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to said Charnock 25l. 1s. 10½d. for same quarter as a serjeant at arms. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 219l. 1s. 3d. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to Mr. Jervas Price in satisfaction of three orders and (including 14l. 11s. 3d. for) his quarter as Gentleman of the Bows. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 57.
Money warrant for 920l. to Sir Edward Wood for 184 days' ordinary, July 7 last to Jan. 7 last, as Envoy Extraordinary to Sweden.
549l. to Sir William Swan for same, June 24 last to Dec. 24 last, as Resident with the Hanse Towns.
549l. to Sir John Paul for same, June 3 last to Dec. 3 last as Resident at Denmark.
Money Book (General) p. 337.
Same for 45l. 10s. 0d. 200l. and 90l. to Mr. Felton and Mr. Chiffinch for last Lady day quarter as Masters of the Hawks. Ibid, p. 338.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. for one year for the repair of Berwick Bridge. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of Feb. 11 last for 2,000l. to Mris. Dorothy Grahme wife of Capt. James Grahme being [the king's] free gift : same to be hereby payable by 1,000l. tally on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept., 1678, and 1,000l. on same due in March, 1679. Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to Sir Deny Ashburnham for last Lady day quarter on his pension : to be by tally on the Excise. Ibid, p. 339.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Hobert Coleby, John Hall, John Robinson, William Lowe and Richard Change for half a year on their several fees of 2s. a day as Grooms of the Queen's Chamber. Ibid.
Same for 15l. to Richard Gregory for last Lady day quarter as Messenger to the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Allowance by Treasurer Danby of the incidents bill detailed for 1¼ years to Lady day 1676 of the Agents for Taxes. (Total, 88l. 2s. 5d.) Ibid.
Warrant for same to the Receipt for tallies to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the king from Sir Phillip Parker of Erwarton, co. Suffolk. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated April of a grant to John Grove of the office of Master Plaisterer of all his Majesty's buildings in England with the fee of 12d. a day and all other profits thereof for life. Docquet Book, p. 60.
[?] Same of same dated 1675-6, March, of a grant to Elizabeth Winyard and Anne Whinyard daughters of John Whinyard, Esq., of the office of Cooper of his Majesty's royal house within the palace of Westminster with the usual fee of 6d. by the day, payable at the Exchequer : all in reversion successively after their said father who now enjoys same. Ibid, p. 61.
April 28. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to forbear issue of process against Nicholas Warren, of London, merchant, on several sums in which he is indebted to the king : he having given assurance of speedy care therein.
Appending. Statement of opinion hereon dated April 27 by [the Queen's] Attorney General Montagu.
Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 311.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's order of reference to Sir John Hernle, Cha. Bertie, Sir C. Harbord, Sir Rob. Howard, Sir Geo. Downing and Auditor Aldworth of the several accounts of the goldsmiths, both those which are passed and those to be passed ; the king being pleased to make provision for the settling of interest for the debts due to said goldsmiths for the satisfaction of them, their creditors and assigns, and having therefore ordered said accounts to be speedily and carefully perused and considered. Said referees are to meet three days in each week from May 2 next till said report be finished. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 312.
[?] Entry of the docquet of demise to Maria Rey of a messuage and a close of land in Maidenhead, co. Berks, parcel of the lands of Thomas Rey, convicted of felony and burglary. Ibid.
April 29. Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of widow Bagnall, who is prosecuted for her husband's debt as collector of Faversham. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 133.
The like on the petition of William Hurt, collector of Dartmouth, for his charges in a trial to prove that thread entered as Busbowe thread was piecings thread and liable to pay ten times the duty. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay forthwith to Sir Joseph Williamson (in full satisfaction of his late order for 2,000l.) the 1,000l. which Mr. Mounteney is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 338.
Same to same to pay to Sir Edward Carteret the 50l. which the Customs Cashier will bring into the Exchequer : to be for last Lady day quarter's salary as Usher of the Black Rod. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurers of Excise to immediately pay 250l. to Mr. Fleetwood "which shall be allowed you upon a privy seal now passing in my name for 20,000l. per an. on the Excise [for secret service]. It is a spetiall occasion and must have preference to all other payments." Ibid.
Privy seal for paying to Charles Bertie the remaining payments due to be made up to Midsummer, 1677, on the 20,000l. per an. for three years formerly (by the privy seal of 1674, Oct. 21) made payable to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service : out of the Excise (the said privy seal of 1674, Oct. 21, being hereby wholly vacated and superseded) : further for any sum not exceeding 5,000l. to be paid hereon for the quarter ended at Lady day last, for which quarter no money has been issued to said Fox. (Royal warrant dated April 26 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 2 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated May 13 hereon to the Receipt accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 135-6, 130. Docquet Book, p. 62. Money Book (General) p. 350.
Same for 500l. to Charles Gerard, Esq., (son of Charles, Lord Gerard) as royal bounty, as a mark of the kings' favour : without accompt, imprest or other charge. (Royal warrant dated April 26 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 5 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated May 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 154, 130. Docquet Book, p. 63. Money Book (General) p. 364.
Privy seal for allowing in account to Thomas Bedford 1,182l. 12s. 9d. in part of the 2,000l. ordered by the privy seal of 1674, Sept. 30, to be paid to him as Secretary to the Commissioners appointed by the great seal of 1674, June 21, to treat with the Commissioners from the States General of the United Provinces about the settlement of trade and navigation : the said commissioners being by a sign manual of 1674-5, Mar. 9, to make what allowance they thought fit to their said Secretary, his clerks and the messenger and for incidents and thereafter to divide amongst themselves the balance of said 2,000l. to be bestowed by each of them in a piece of plate for their own uses "as a mark of our gracious acceptance of their services to us on that occasion" : for which purpose the said Bedford (after such allowance as above for himself, clerks and incidents) paid to said Commissioners 1,182l. 12s. 9d. to be equally divided among them, as appears by certificate of Mar. 3 last from John Brewer, deputy to Brook Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 22 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 28 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 136-7, 103. Docquet Book, p. 62.
Same to Treasurer Danby to give order to the Receiver of the revenue of the Honor and Castle of Windsor to pay to Robert Hannington all the arrears due to him of the 20 marks per an. ordered by the privy seal of 1666, Sept. 29, to each of the three under keepers of the three red deer walks (viz. : Bigshot walk, Sandhurst walk, and East Hampstead walk) in the bailiwick of Finchamstead in Windsor Forest : being for their wages ; it appearing that at a swain mote holden for the said forest at Wokingham, co. Berks, 1670, June 16, Christopher Batcheller under keeper of Sandhurst walk, one of the three under keepers named in the said privy seal, was dismissed for misdemeanours, and said Robert Hannington, junr., sworn in his place. Together with : dormant warrant for said 20 marks per an. to him in future. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 28 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant accordingly dated May 25 to William Roberts, Receiver of the revenues of the Honor and Castle of Windsor.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 140-1. Docquet Book p. 61. Money Book (General), p. 353.