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'Entry Book: May 1676, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 202-217. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80594 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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May 1676, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 1. Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cornelius van Basseler (Bessiler) for leave to land some jewel boxes, night gowns, garnitures and gold and silver lace, and to re-export same again, being come from France and intended as a present to a person of quality in the Court of Muscovy. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 133
May 2. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 100l. to Mr. Sutton Oglethorpe for half a year to Xmas last on his fee as Master of the Studs.
37l. 10s. 0d. each to Mr. Newport and Mr. Darcy for half a year of their salaries.
Money Book (General) p. 339. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) pp. 58, 19.
Money warrant for 400l. to Sir Jonathan Atkins for half a year to Lady day last as Governor of Barbados. Money Book (General) p. 340.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue to Sir Allan Apsley for the Duke of York 1,500l. for last Lady day quarter and so 1,500l. quarterly in future till the 20,000l. as by the order of 1670, June 22 (based on the privy seal of 1670, June 14) to said Duke (to compensate his damage by the late Act for registering 110,000l. on wines) be fully paid. Ibid.
[? May 2] Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies to be struck (and same to the Commissioners of Excise to pay said tallies) for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Sir William Killegrew for half a quarter's pension due at Lady day last. Money Book (General) p. 340.
May 2. Money warrant dormant for the ancient and accustomed fees to Sir Thomas Jones as a Justice of the King's Bench. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to [? the sheriff of Dorset] to levy the arrear of 96l. 2s. 0d. due to the king for the arrears of a yearly rent of 8l. 0s. 2d. issuing out of lands in Aisley and Waddon, co. Dorset for 12 years ended 1672, Michaelmas, which arrear is set upon the Marquess of Winchester. Immediately same is levied it is to be paid to Henry Bond, as by the privy seal of Feb. 29 last. Ibid, p. 341.
[?] Charles Bertie to the Irish [Revenue] Farmers to forthwith pay 4,875l. to Samuel Pepys for the service of Tangier mole, according to a contract made with Mr. Sheeres. Ibid.
May 2. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for process of extent against Thomas Biss of Bristol, merchant, and William Biss of Bristol, cooper, on the bond dated 1675, June 8, for 227l. ; and said Thomas Biss and John England on their bond dated 1674-5, Mar. 4, for 504l. ; same having been long since forfeited and process of Capeas issued thereon to which the sheriff of Bristol has returned non sunt invent. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 134.
Same from same to Serj. John Ramsey to arrest Tho. Faulconer of Bermondsey, a skinner, for violently with his wife resisting a distress attempted to be taken by Philip Kempland of Southwark, a collector of Hearthmoney, and for assaulting and arresting three neighbours who attempted to assist the constable to take said distress ; one of the said neighbours being in prison, the second on bail and the third constrained to hide himself. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 313-4.
Same from same to arrest — Carter, who has lately carried away divers tons of the King's timber out of Dean Forest, and who confesses to taking 18 tons without warrant. Ibid, p. 314.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's agreement with the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of Col. Francis Willoughby and Elizabeth his wife, who pray to have their 300l. per an. which is left out of the establishment of Ireland, paid out of the 40,000l. reserved to the king above the establishment ; on which the Lord Lieutenant reports that same may [be paid] out of the surplusage of the growing rents which the [Irish Revenue] Farmers are to pay above the establishment ; to which Treasurer Danby agrees. "I am humbly to informe your Majesty that besides the letters patent lately past with [containing] the clause of 'being inserted in the present and future establishments' your Majesty was pleased to command me to give assurance to the wife of the said Col. Willoughby that payment should be made accordingly, and commanded me to write your Majesty's pleasure therein to the Lord Lieutenant about 12 months agoe." Ibid.
May 3. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 200l. to Count Ulfeld out of the logwood farm rent ; in satisfaction of his order of the 27th ult. Money Book (General) p. 340.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Receivers General of Excise to pay from time to time the tallies for 4,000l. per an. to be drawn annually payable to Heneage, Lord Finch as Lord Chancellor of England during his custody of the Great Seal. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay or lend to the Lord Privy Seal (91l. 5s. 0d. for) a moiety of his half year's fee of 20s. a day ; viz., to Lady day last. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 16.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the reshipment to London of some presents sent to the king from the Duchess of Savoy, arrived at Topsham on the ship Benjamin ; all at the request of the Duke of Monmouth. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 134.
Same from same to same to allow the 20th part of the customs for the first two voyages as below of the ship Faulcon, Sir Mathew Andrews et al owners, built with two decks and a forecastle, 30 guns and of 338 tons ; notwithstanding her capture ; the said ship being on her first voyage employed to India with goods of which the custom outwards amounted to 163l. 9s. 1½d. was on her return taken at sea and made prize at Amsterdam, whence she was again bought by Sir Mathew Andrews et al and brought to London with goods of which the custom came to 1,179l. 19s. 5d. ; and was again employed to India and returned with a lading which paid 2,600l. custom ; the doubt herein having been whether the capture altered the property of the ship, and whether the second journey as above was not to be accounted as a first journey. Ibid, p. 135.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John, Duke of Lauderdale and his heirs of the office of custody and keepership of all that our New Park near Richmond, co. Surrey, and the keeping, overseeing and preserving all the houses, lodges and walks, and of all the deer and game therein ; to be held determinable on the lives of Sir Lyonel Tollemach, bart., Lord Huntingtower in Scotland, and Thomas Panton, Esq. ; with the fee of three bucks and three does in every season, and of 6s. a day payable out of the Exchequer half yearly (the first payment thereof to begin at Midsummer next) and the herbage and pannage of the said park beyond what shall be sufficient for the deer there and the browsewood, windfall and dead trees, masage and chiminage within said park, and liberty to plant trees against the wall of said park or any part thereof. (Treasury Danby's subscription dated May 11 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 132-3. Docquet Book, p. 64.
May 4. Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Shepherd and partners for leave to import some claret and sherry from Hamburgh into England in English ships. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 136.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay Mr. Maydwell the remainder of his warrant for impost money by 500l. a week, "having a due regard to the payment for the Navy, Forces [Privy] Purse, etc." Money Book (General) p. 340.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a tally for 125l. (and same to the Treasurers of Excise to pay same) to Col. Thomas Howard and his sisters for a quarter's pension due at Xmas last. Ibid. p. 343.
Same to same to pay 1,087l. 10s. 0d. on the privy seal for secret service money to said Charles Bertie ; same to be paid out of the money brought into the Exchequer by the Hearthmoney Farmers. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby to the Commissioners of the Eighteen Months' Tax for Berwick. The sum of 185l. of said tax on said town remains unpaid to William Christian, Receiver General of said assessment for Durham, Northumberland, Newcastle and Berwick. You ought to be severely prosecuted for same. Process will issue against you if you do not pay the money to him. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 316.
Same to the Commissioners of the Poll money for Durham. You are charged with great neglect and failure of duty in not assessing some of the poll money in some parts of the county, and in not making due payment to the Receiver General thereof, and in not transmitting into the Exchequer Court duplicates of assessments whereby it might appear from whom to expect the money, a considerable part of which (I am informed by divers persons) remains concealed in the hands of some of the Commissioners, collectors or others. You are to exercise your powers under the Act, and pay your moneys to Henry Brabant, the Receiver General thereof, and to send to the king's Remembrancer the duplicates of the whole county, otherwise process will issue against you. Ibid, p. 317.
May 5. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Henry Gandy on payment of customs ad valorem some gloves, shoes and fans, which he and his wife brought with them from Dieppe in the Katherine yacht for their private use. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 136.
[?] Report to Treasurer Danby from the Customs Commissioners upon the draft form of instructions to Charles Osborne and Giles Dunster for the office of Surveyor General of Customs.
Appending : An entire new draft of said instructions. (1) to peruse all the outport books and see that no goods are shipped in the outports but at lawful quays, and to advise as to alterations of quays ; (2) survey all allowances for damage ; (3) examine fitness of all officers ; (4) consider all incident charges, fees and officer's salaries ; (5) take account of all seizures in the outports ; (6) examine sufficiency of sureties of coast bonds, especially for lead, tin and coals, and certificates or return of the landing ; (7) inspect the practice of all ports in passing foreign imported goods coastwise by transire, especially wine, linen and tobacco ; and see such transires to be delivered to the officers and not to the merchant ; the land waiter to see such goods laded, and certify same on the back of his warrant ; (8) prevent the great frauds in the duties on coals as well for coast as oversea ; (9) consider what places are fit to have boats ; (10) consider of creeks and members and the proper guarding thereof ; (11) see that officers insist on oaths of value from the importer ; (12) see that the waiters conform to the book of tares ; (13) see that landwaiters deliver no goods without a warrant and take no deposit without the consent of the collector, and in no case where the custom exceed 5l., which is also to be registered in the warehouse ; (14) see that ships with wine, linen or tobacco in port be visited frequently by night ; (15) see that no warrant, cocquet, bill at sight or other despatch whatsoever inwards or outwards for the coast be executed without the patent officers' signature, who are not to sign same before the Commission Collector has first signed same. "And whereas I am informed that ships coming from Holland and other foreign parts with goods, and entering for the Plantations, the officers of some outports do not strictly observe the rule of law meaning such goods to be entirely unladen and actually put on shore" you are to look into this ; (18) make duplicates of your surveys on your return ; (19) when not on tour in the outports, you are to be in your place at the Custom House, London ; (20) (21) empowered to make searches and seizures.
Ibid, pp. 136-44.
May 5. Money warrants for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to the following for half a quarter as Grooms of his Majesty's Bedchamber, viz., Robert Phillips, David Walter, Richard Lane, Edward Progers, Thomas Killegrew, Henry Guy, Thomas Felton, Thomas Elliot, Sidney Godolphin, Henry Seymour, Bernard Grenvile, and Henry Savile. Money Book (General) p. 341.
Same for 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for last Lady day quarter on the privy seal of 1674, Aug. 28. In the margin : for the Earl of Sussex. Ibid.
Same for 230l. to Bevil Skelton, Esq., for a bill of extraordinaries, Dec. 28 last to Mar. 28 last, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. Ibid, p. 342.
Same for 200l. to Dame Anne Windham for half a year of her pension. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Sir Alexander Frazier for 1½ years on his fee as his Majesty's Principal Physician. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to Isaac Le Gouch on any unsatisfied orders in his name as his Majesty's Jeweller ; same to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. next. Ibid.
Money warrant for 40l. to Richard Blainshard, Clerk of the Peace for the East Riding of Yorkshire, for his charges in attending the late Commissioners for seizing two-thirds of the estates of convicted Recusants within said Riding, and in drawing indictments, procuring and returning convictions and the commission and inquisitions, etc. Money Book (General) p. 342.
Same for 34l. 7s. 6d. each to John Maugridge, Richard Maugridg, Robt. Maugridg, Devereux Clothier, and Tertullian Lewis for one year's fee and livery as King's Drummers and to Clement Newth for same as the king's Fife Player. Ibid, p. 343.
Same for 50l. to Francis Mansell for a quarter on his pension. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of Apr. 20 last for 1,300l. to Sir Leoline Jenkins for a second three months' advance of ordinary to June 3 next ; to be paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. next. Ibid.
The like (incomplete and struck through) on an order of the 3rd inst., for 55l. to Anne Piques. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to Mris. Hext for last Lady day quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 100l. to Tho. Whitgrave for half a year to Lady day last on his pension. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of 40l. in part of Nicholas Glynn's bill of disbursements as sheriff of Cornwall for the year ended 1675, Michaelmas. (Total bill, 61l. 10s. 0d.) Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 316.
[?] Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of some ground and building thereon with a view to a lease thereof to Bevill Skelton. Ibid.
May 5. Same from same to same for a same of 6½ acres of land adjoining the fort at Gravesend with a view to a renewal of lease thereof to William Raifes at an abatement of rent to 5s. per an., he having a lease thereof for 31 years at 5l. per an. rent, and he and his under-tenants having been at great charge in erecting wharves against the force of the tides and houses beyond the value of his lease, whilst the wharves and 4 acres of said ground have been taken away for the service of said fort and petitioner has been constrained to abate 7l. per an. rent to his under-tenant. Ibid, p. 316b.
May 6. Money warrant for 60l. to Mris. Anne Golding for half a year of her pension of 120l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 343.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Bernard Saltingstall concerning carpets above four yards square entered as long ones. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 147.
Same of same to same of the petition of the tidewaiters of London port for an extraordinary salary for those that attend. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of a letter dated the 6th inst. from Adam de Cardonnel and Robert Culliford, patent officers of Southampton port concerning a discovery of a false certificate granted by Edward Rawlins, formerly their deputy at Cowes ; they believe he kept blanks sealed with the Custom House seal, when he was employed under them, and desire to have his house searched for such and further desire allowance of reasonable charges for the 20 todds of wool and two dickers of leather [seized, belonging to inhabitants] of the Isle of Wight. The Custom Commissioners are hereby ordered to consider how the difference between the offers [of said port] and the inhabitants of the Isle of Wight may be best composed. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 147.
May 8. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 3,700l. which is to be brought into the Receipt by the Customs Cashier, viz., 3,250l. to the Judges for their salary this term, 175l. to the Judges of Wales, 275l. to the Masters of Chancery. "The allowance to Sir Mathew Hales is included in this sum, and the present Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer is to be paid but at the rate of 1,000l. per an., which makes the totall sum the same as formerly, though Sir Mathew Hale's 1,000l. per an. be added ; my Lord Chief Baron Turner having 2,000l. per an." Money Book (General) p. 344.
Same to same to issue to said Bertie for secret service the 350l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. [Vacated, see infra.] Ibid.
Same to same to issue the aforesaid 350l. thus, viz., 250l. to said Bertie for secret service and 100l. to Col. Mac Norton on his late order of April 24 ut supra p 192. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to Sir John James, Robert Huntington and Lemuell Kingdon, Commissioners of Excise, 2,705l. "out of the last 15,000l. lately paid to you by the Irish [Revenues] Farmers" : all as by the privy seal of Jan. 8 last. Ibid.
May 8. Same to the [Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies for 400l. to Mr. Slingsby for half a year to Lady day last on his pension ; to be struck on the farm of imported salt. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay the patent officers of the outports a quarter's salaries. Ibid, p. 346
May 9 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Mr. Skelton's order for 364l. out of the money lately brought into the Exchequer by the Hearthmoney contractors. Ibid, p. 344.
Money warrant dormant for payment to William Montagu of the like fees as Chief Baron of the Exchequer as have been usually paid to Sir Edward Turnor and former Chief Barons. Ibid, p. 345.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 20l each to the following for half a year on their fees as king's waiters, London port, viz., John Marshall, Francis Dackett, Nico Park, John Shaw, Edwd. Weldon, Gerard Andrews, Andrew Haines, Samuell Ward, Jon. Bowles, German Hough, Hugh Bantock, Francis Roberts, Samuell Phillips, Tho. Raymond, Samuell Danverse and Lawrence Corbet. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 249l. 14s. 0d. to George Wharton on any orders in his names for the service of the Ordnance ; to be by tallies on the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 345.
Same from same to said Wharton to assign and appoint the payment of the above 249l. 14s. 0d. to Major Daniell Collingwood, Governor of Holy Island, upon account for building the new fort there called Osborn's fort, and for other fortifications in said Island. Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to satisfy the tallies for the aforesaid 249l. 14s. 0d. by drawing a bill for same upon Anthony Isaacson, Collector of Newcastle port. Ibid, p. 346.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to the Earl of Bath for half a quarter on his pension as first Gentleman of the Bedchamber.
125l each to the following, for same as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, viz., Earls of Manchester, Sunderland, Ossory, Middlesex, Duke of Albemarle, Earls of Rochester and Suffolk.
Ibid, p. 347.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver customs free to David Rowland, Groom of the Queen's Robes, three great panniers of earthen flower pots brought from Portugal on board the —, John Hacker master, being directed to the Earl of Clarendon, but for the Queen's service in Somerset House. Out Letters (Customs) III p. 147.
Same from same to Serj. Ramsey to arrest Nicholas Cotton ; it appearing by the affidavit of Ralph Paine (who was employed by the Receivers General of the Law Duty) that he [Paine] has been several times at the Counters in London and left notice with the clerk sitters that they should bring in their accounts and moneys received to the said Receivers General, and that said Cotton one of the clerk sitters has not brought in his account or paid any money received for the said duty.
The like for the arrest of Richard Ailwyn who keeps several courts in Essex and elsewhere, and has (according to the affidavit of said Ralph Paine) received moneys there and never made any account of the same since the passing of the Law Duty Act.
Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 317.
Money warrant for 375l. for half a year of the Earl of Bath's several pensions as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bed Chamber. Money Book (General) p. 350.
May 10. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 75l. to Sir Samuel Morland for last Lady day quarter on one of his pensions. Ibid, p. 345.
Money warrant dormant for the payment to Sir Richard Rainsford of the ancient fees of the Chief Justice of the King's Bench as by his patent of appointment of April 12 last. Ibid. p. 346.
Treasurer Danby to the Lord Chancellor. The Famers of the Revenue of Ireland have given me satisfaction for the second payment of their advance money, being 30,000l. So please give order for the delivery of their patent of that farm. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 318.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, customs free, five trunks belonging to Monsieur de Courtin, ambassador from France, same being lately brought from France in the Cleveland yacht. Out Letters (Customs) p. 147.
Privy seal for 55,589l. 5s. 4d. to Sir Robert Vyner for interest at 6 per cent. and gratuity at 4 per cent. up to 1671-2, Jan. 1, for procuring for and lending to the king several sums of money, amounting in the whole to 252,369l. 17s. 4d. ; as well for the service of the Navy, and of the Guards, as of the Jewel House and for several other services as particularly mentioned in the account thereof stated by Auditor Richard Aldworth. The present sum to be paid out of any cash in the Exchequer or by tallies of pro on any branch of the revenue. (Royal warrant dated May 3 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 10 of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon dated May 23). King's Warrant Book V. pp. 143-4, 132. Docquet Book, p. 64. Money Book (General) p. 375.
Same for the discharge of Charles Duncombe, Esq., Receiver of the Eighteen Months' Tax, co. Beds, Bucks and Huntingdon of and from the 2,200l. 14s. 0d. due from him as such ; all upon his producing a tally for 600l. which he is to pay into the Receipt ; (the total debt due from said Duncombe after deduction of salary being 11,076l. for co. Huntingdon and 15,676l. 13s. 0d. for co. Beds, making in all 26,751l. 14s. 0d., against which 24,551l. has been paid into the Exchequer ; leaving said 2,200l. 14s. 0d. as still due as above, as appears by certificates of Francis Packe, Deputy Auditor for co. Huntingdon, and of Sir Edmund Sawyer, Auditor for co. Beds : the said Duncombe and his deputy, William Staunton, and their sureties having petitioned the king representing that said Staunton entrusted several persons with 2,000l. of the said moneys to return same to London, who instead thereof, broke and ran away with the same, and that petitioners could only raise 600l. towards satisfaction of said debt ; which said petition was presented by the Earls of Bedford and Ailesbury and certified by several persons of good repute, Commissioners for said assessment for co. Beds. (Royal warrant dated May 3 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 9 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated June 8 hereon accordingly to Auditors Sir Edmond Sawyer and John Phelips upon the account of said tax to so discharge said Duncombe of said debt and all interest thereon.) King's Warrant Book, V. pp. 138-40, 132. Docquet Book, p. 63. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 337.
Royal sign manual to Treasurer Danby for 50l. to Dame Katherine Dalyson, widow of Sir Robert Dalyson, deceased ; as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 11 hereon. Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] dated May 23 to pay said 50l. out of any moneys of the small branches of the revenue.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 133. Money Book (General) pp. 349, 352.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Christopher Vane of Raby Castle, co. Durham, and his heirs for ever of all the manor of Shipborne alias Shepborne alias Shipbourne Puddenden and Fairlawn, co. Kent, and of the rectory of Shipborne alias Shepborne aforesaid, and of one messuage in St. Martins in the Fields, co. Midd., and of all other the lands, tenements, advowsons and hereditaments whatsoever in Shipbourn alias Shepbourne Puddenden, Fairlawn and St. Martins in the Fields aforesaid, and in Wrotham, Ightham and Hadlow, co. Kent, or in either of them or elsewhere in Kent and Middlesex, which by indenture dated 1640, June 13, were settled and limited to and for the use of Sir Henry Vane, jun., kt., and for the raising of portions for his daughters and afterwards to the heirs of said Sir Henry Vane ; together with the respective appurtenances and the reversions and remainders of the premises and all the Crown's estate and interest in the same manors and premises. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 25 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 134. Docquet Book, p. 67.
Same to same for a same to confirm to Christopher, Duke of Albemarle, all that close or inclosed ground, with the appurtenances thereof, commonly called Stonebridge Close, and also that close called the Pennyless Bank (Penny Close Bancke) and also that close called the Stone Conduit Close, as granted by patent of 1664, Aug. 23, to Edward, Earl of Clarendon and Henry Hide his son ; said premises being in said patent described by mistake as all lying in or near the parish of St. James's in the Fields, whereas in truth they are in St. Martins in the Fields ; since which said patent was made there has been built upon part of the premises a great mansion house, which said Duke has bought of the now Earl of Clarendon ; the present confirmation being to rectify the wrong description of the premises as above. (For docquet hereof see under date Oct. 24, infra.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 134.
May 11. Caveat (struck through) that no grant or release pass to Major Broxholme nor to Sir Lyonell Walden, Receivers of the Eleven Months' tax, for the arrear in their hands (viz., Major Broxholme for Lincolnshire, Sir Lyonell for Huntingtonshire) until Sir Robert Vyner and Mr. Jno. Lyndsey be heard thereupon. Caveat Book, p. 18b.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry Ball of the office of Searcher of Customs, Newcastle Port, in reversion after George Cock, gent., present Searcher. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 17, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 133. Docquet Book, p. 65.
Charles Bertie to the Receivers General of Excise to pay 1,500l. to Visct. Grandison and Mr. Villiers for last Lady day quarter of the Duchess of Cleveland's pension and 2,250l. for the like period on the pensions due to her children. Money Book (General) p. 346.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy the 1,000l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 347.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 500l. to the Earl of Mulgrave for half a year to Xmas last on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 347.
Same to same for tallies for 187l. 10s. 0d. to Viscount Ranelagh and 125l. to Lord Hatton for half a quarter to Lady day last on their pensions. (Same to the Receivers General of Excise dated June 6, for payment of said tallies.) Ibid.
Money warrant for 20,488l. 5s. 10d. to Sir Robert Vyner to complete two years' interest on his principal debt ; to be by tallies on the Excise ; it appearing by Auditor Aldworth's statement of said Vyner's account (as allowed by Treasurer Danby, the 10th inst.) that the principal money due to said Vyner on the 1st July, 1674 (to which time his account is made up) was 147,446l. 6s. 2d., and that the interest thereof and of some other orders then repaid or transferred from said Vyner's account amounts to 24,679l. 5s. 5d. at 6 per cent. per an., making the interest principal every six months ; and it appearing further by a certificate from said Aldworth of same date with the abovesaid account that two years' interest of the 147,446l. 6s. 2d. principal money amounts to but 18,505l. 14s. 8d., which is 6,173l. 10s. 9d. less than the sum total of the account, but that he finds by a certificate from the Auditor of the Receipt that said Vyner received 1,982l. 11s. 2d. less than two years' interest of his orders of loan which added to the said 18,505l. 14s. 8d., makes 20,488l. 5s. 10d., which two years' interest of his whole debt amounts to with the 9,863l. 4s. 4d. already paid him upon his orders of loan. Ibid, pp. 347-8.
The like for 3,102l. 16s. 10d. to Dorothea Colvile for interest similarly as above ; it appearing by an account stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by Treasurer Danby the 10th inst., that there is due to her 24,779l. 17s. 0d. principal money upon several orders in the said account mentioned ; and that two years' interest at 6 per cent. (making the interest principal every six months), amounts to 7l. 2s. 10d. more than the whole interest due the 1st of July, 1674, to which time the said account is made up, and so the interest payable to the said Mrs. Colvile on that account amounts to no more than 3,102l. 16s. 10d. Ibid, pp. 348-9.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to satisfy Mr. [Edward] Christian's warrant for 225l. as administrator to and in the name of John Crofts for three quarters due before Crofts' death on said Crofts' pension as late cup bearer ; to be paid "out of the proffers mentioned in your certificate." Ibid, p. 349. Money Book (Fees and Pensions), p. 61.
Same to same to satisfy Hugh Browne's order for 20l. "out of any money in your hands." Money Book (General) p. 349.
Letter of direction on 1,000l. remainder of an order of 1675, May 5, for 10,000l. to Ralph Montague for the Wardrobe ; same to be hereby by tallies on the Customs Cashier. Ibid, p. 351.
Same on 5,000l. remainder of an order of 1675, Nov. 22, for 10,000l. to said Montague for the Wardrobe ; to be by tallies as above. Ibid.
Report to the king from Treasurer Danby. In regard of Col. Cary Dillon's surrendering the place of Surveyor of Excise and Customs of Ireland and the compensation for the wardship mentioned in the Lord Lieutenant's additional report I advise a payment to him (in lieu of the 500l. per an. granted him in consideration of the same) of 500l. per an. payable out of the first of the temporary payments on pensions that shall revert to the king by death or otherwise that are allowed on the new establishment for Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 318.
Same to same from same on Major Bayly's pretensions as by the order of reference from the king dated Mar. 4 last. In his petition of 1673, Dec., he confesses "that your Majesty did grant him 250l. per an. in reversion of fee farm rents which was passed to Major Bayly for 2,000l. at eight years' purchase ; yet, as appears by certificates, being most of it sold for no more than six years' purchase and a half with the necessary fees and other charges considered, he never really received above 1,200l. or thereabouts, which I humbly conceived was the reason of your Majesty's reference to me of the 20th of Dec., 1673, concerning the reversion of Penrith in Cumberland, rather than to part with which I did humbly advise your Majesty in my report of the 30th of April, 1675, to grant him 2,500l. the value thereof out of your revenue of Ireland after the term was out, of the Lord Ranelagh's undertaking." He has lost, as is allowed by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland a grant of 3,300 acres in Ireland and never received the 2,000l. intended as satisfaction to him in the Explanation Bill, but released the same to your Majesty upon the order of Council dated 1671, April 26, assigning him in lieu thereof 2,000l. upon one Corker and others then debtors to your Majesty, which [assignment] proved ineffectual by your Majesty's remitting them the same. I again advise that 2,500l. may be paid him out of the surplus of the revenue in Ireland in case your Majesty shall make any further addition to the present [Irish] establishment. Ibid, pp. 320-1.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to issue process of immediate extent against George Pley, junr., collector of Lyme, on his three bonds of 2,000l. each dated 1671, Sept. 29, 1672, Dec. 25, 1673, Dec. 25 ; said Pley being about to secure his estate in order to invade [evade] his debt to the king. Ibid, p. 319.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, customs free, at the lodgings of his Highness the Duke of Mecklenburg, some trunks, valises, hatcases, etc., now in London port on board the Anne yacht, Capt. Gunman commander, and ten horses with saddles and the baggage of the grooms coming from France to Dover in a vessel of which — Browne is master, and three coaches and harness and furniture utensils for the kitchen, etc., and four coach horses coming from France to Dover in an English ketch, John Birk master ; being all for the use of his Highness. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 148.
Instructions from same to same in reply to their representation of the 8th inst. (1) You are to deliver, customs free, the five old pieces of tapestry hangings with caddaz which William Rambolt [? Rombout], a painter lately coming from Rotterdam to reside here with his family upon encouragement of his Majesty's declaration brought with him, which he made use of in Holland, and intends to make use of here, which, if they had been new, would have paid about 48s. custom, but having been much worn and being old are valued but at 12d. (2) By reason of the great increase of trade at Portsmouth during the time of the late Dutch war, the Treasury Lords added four tidesmen to the establishment of that port. That reason now ceasing, so that the receipt of the port doth not answer the charge because of the little trade in time of peace, you are to retrench two of the four tidesmen there, removing them to Cowes, one loco Thomas Dicken (removed to Gosport) the other loco William Dawtree disabled. Daniel Shewel, the present surveyor of Portsmouth is to be a riding surveyor of Sussex coast for the better securing that coast and at his present salary of 35l. per an. to be paid him at Shoreham port ; and the salary of the said two tidesmen being 20l. per an., is to be added to said Shewell's salary for keeping a horse for riding charges. (3) You are to execute my late warrant for employing Mr. Walmesly as a landwaiter London port, "notwithstanding my general direction lately given to the contrary, which was subsequent to my promise to him for that employment." (4) You are to prosecute Dr. Jones, surety for Robt. Bagnall, late collector of customs at Faversham, who owes about 200l. to the king, which his widow, Mary Bagnall, is unable to pay. (5) You are to allow to Michael Godfry 4l. 12s. 3d. for the impost of a butt of wine damaged in the time of the late Customs Farmers. (6) You are to take advice as to a new trial intended between Howsman and Potts in the Exchequer touching the lawfulness of seizing goods in Dover Road, and to defray Howsman's charges. Ibid, pp. 148-9.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to the brother of Monsieur Schwerin, Envoy from the Elector of Brandenburg, a piece of galoon of gold and silver which said brother brought out of Holland for his own wearing, but which was seized at Harwich by Nicholas Denham. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 150.
Same from same to same. By a late Act of Parliament it is provided that every merchant who shall export in English shipping (the master and two-thirds of the mariners being subjects of the king) to ports beyond the seas, any sorts of corn mentioned in said Act, shall receive 5s. for every quarter of wheat, and 3s. 6d. for every quarter of rye. One Moor has shipped a quantity of miscellane, that is wheat and rye mixed together, and demands the payment as for rye only. In this and the like cases you are to pay the duty due [as] upon the exportation of rye. Ibid.
Same from same to same to permit Mr. Crockford, a merchant in Minehead port, to ship, customs free, any other goods in lieu of certain goods shipped in Sept., 1667, for Tangier which, with the ship they were in, were cast away and perished at sea. Ibid, p. 151.
May 12. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay Mrs. Golding 60l. upon her late warrant (for half a year of her pension.) Money Book (General) p. 349. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 62.
Same to Mr. Stephens to pay 2,500l. (out of the money lately paid [to the Treasurer of the Navy] by Mr. Chiffinch) to Mr. William Roberts, Receiver of the Revenue of Windsor Castle : to be for the service of the building of that castle. (A similar [? duplicate] letter dated May 26.) Money Book (General) pp. 349, 356.
Same to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy the 3,300l. which the Customs Cashier has been directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 350.
Money warrant for 125l. each to the Earls of Ogle and Lindsey for half a quarter on their pension as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to George Wharton, Treasurer of the Ordnance, on any orders in his name : to be by tallies on the Customs Cashier. Ibid.
Royal warrant for a privy seal to direct the Exchequer to discharge John Laney (executor of Benjamine Laney, late bishop of Lincoln) of the sum of 735l. 5s. 6d. due to the king upon said bishop's accounts as collector of the two first of the four subsidies granted by the clergy within that diocese ; on the said John Laney first paying the several legacies bequeathed by the said bishop of 500l. towards rebuilding St. Paul's Church, and 500l. more to Pembroke Hall for making an addition to the Ipswich fellowship : with proviso that if said executor delay payment of said legacies till the end of Michaelmas term, 1677, then this privy seal shall be void. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 13 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 137. Docquet Book, p. 73.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Irish [Revenue] Farmers recommending Thomas Wauklen for employment as collector in Dublin, "your affairs being now settled." Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 319.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Lewis, Lord Duras, on payment of Customs ad valorem goods as in a schedule [missing] sent as presents from France from Monsieur le Mareschall de Lorges : being for the proper use of said Lord Duras. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 145.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Newberry as a tidewaiter extraordinary, and on the first vacancy as a tidewaiter in fee. Ibid, p. 150.
Same to same to inform Treasurer Danby whether Thomas Cross, a tidesurveyor, has committed any misdemeanour since he was last restored. Ibid.
May 13. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 15,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, on any unsatisfied orders in his name : to be by tallies on the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 350.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay off the Lord Privy Seal's order of April 27 last for 182l., the same being in part for Lady day quarter's diet money. Money Book (General) p. 350.
Same to same to pay 335l. 10s. 0d. to the Master of the Hawks for Lady day quarter last : paying same "out of the 425l. 6s. 1½d. which your last [weekly] certificate [of receipts and issues of the Exchequer] mentions [as received] under the head of [sheriffs'] proffers." Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, customs free, some tapestry, beds and wine, lately brought from Bilboa for the service of Don Pedro de Ronquillos, Envoy Extraordinary from Spain, brought in the Biscay Merchant, Manuell Pook, master, and directed to Don Henrique de Melgar, and in the Bilboa Merchant, Lucas Rock master. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 145.
Mr. Thomas Povey desires that he may be heard before anything pass to Lord Crofts of his pretensions to further improvements in the Old Spring Garden. Caveat Book, p. 18b.
Charles Bertie to Tho. Chiffinch and Richard Creswell, searchers at Gravesend, to prepare an answer in writing to the charge against them of wholly declining the public office for dispatch of business, clearing ships without the concurrence of the deputy searchers, keeping and concealing all cocquets and despatches in your own private houses, giving despatches at alehouses and taverns, not suffering the deputed searchers to have the perusal thereof, and using very slight and contemptuous speeches of them : to all which you gave an insufficient reply, whereupon your accusers exhibited the matter of their former complaint in six articles of which you acknowledged the contents to be true, and promised to answer when you knew your accusers, but when the parties on both sides appeared for a hearing, you refused to answer in writing as desired by the Customs Commissioners, and said you would appeal to Treasurer Danby. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 151-2.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Clerk of the Pipe to make forth a grant during pleasure to Thomas Strangewayes (brother of John Strangewayes, as below) of the stewardship of the manors of Fordington and Ryme, co. Dorset, parcel of the possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall as heretofore granted 1660-1, Feb. 17, to Sir John Strangewayes, Kt., and Giles Strangewayes his son, both since dead, and afterwards granted to John Strangewayes son of said Giles, who is now also deceased : together with the yearly fee of 20s. for each manor and all other fees thereto belonging. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 319-20.
Treasurer Danby to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland have given satisfaction as to the first 60,000l. of their advance money, have received the lease of their farm under the great seal and executed their counterfeit of it. So you may now give directions that all the moneys received for Customs or other branches of the revenue within their grant since Dec. 25 last be paid according to the orders and directions of said Farmers, notwithstanding any provision made in the late Commission to Sir Charles Meredith et al for the present management of the said revenue. Ibid, p. 320.