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May 1676, 16-31

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'Entry Book: May 1676, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 217-230. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80595 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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May 1676, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 17. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant to Sir John Duncombe from Lady day last and during pleasure, of the yearly rent of 1,000l. reserved to the Crown upon the lease to Horatio, Lord Townshend of the 4s. per chalder part of the duties imposed upon sea coals Newcastle measure : and with this further grant that if said Duncombe shall overlive the term of said lease, or other shortage (by reason of defalcation or otherwise) happen in the payment of said 1,000l. per an. same shall be from time to time made up out of the Exchequer : said Townshend to be hereby empowered to pay his said rent direct to Duncombe : and also for a further grant to said Duncombe of an annuity or yearly pension or further sum of 1,000l. from Lady day last out of the overplus revenues arising to the Crown above the rents reserved for and charged upon fines upon alienations to be made on writs of covenant and writs of entry sur disseisin en le post and otherwise out of the Alienation Office : any deficiency thereof to be made up out of the Exchequer as above. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, undated, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 142-3. Docquet Book, p. 65.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, on arrival, to Sir Thomas Allen, customs free, a gravestone, a chest of earthenware and a chest of alabaster, laden at Leghorn on board the Henrietta frigate, Capt. Killegrew commander. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 152.
May 18. If Isabella Yeomans, wife of William Yeomans, in behalf of herself and children petitions for a grant in reversion of lands holden of the Crown or of the tolls in Cumberland granted to Sir Phillip Musgrave, he [Musgrave] desires to be heard before any such grant pass. Caveat Book, p. 18b.
Letter of direction upon 1,500l. in further part of an order of Mar. 7 last for 10,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service : same to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. next : (the former directions in part hereof being 3,000l. on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March. 1675-6 ; 1,000l. out of Customs money ; 1,087l. 10s. 0d. out of Hearthmoney, and 250l. out of Customs) Money Book (General) p. 351.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies for 2,000l. to the Duke of Monmouth for last Lady day quarter on his pension. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 4.
Treasurer Danby's approval of a form of a warrant for an Exchequer acquittance to be given to the Irish Revenue Farmers for 30,000l. being the residue of the 60,000l. advance money (which is now fully paid) as if the same were actually paid into the Exchequer in Ireland in the same manner as the former acquits or acquittances were given for the first 30,000l. : and that the clause in the said Farmers' lease for payment of their moneys into the Exchequer every ten days be no further observed, but that such payments do from henceforth cease : also for a proclamation to issue for superseding and vacating the Commission of Dec. 10 last to Sir Cha. Meredith et al for managing the Irish revenue (which Commission is in reality actually superseded upon the perfecting and sight of the patent mentioned therein) the said Commissioners and all other receivers, etc., remaining answerable to said Farmers for their receipts ; but command to be given by proclamation or otherwise for the said Chief Commissioners and all officers under them to continue in their several employments till they shall be removed by said Farmers, and in the meantime to follow the instructions of said Farmers. Such commissions, powers and authorities to be given to said Farmers and their agents as they shall desire for carrying on the service.
Appending. Note of approval by Sir W. Jones, Attorney General, dated May 17, of said form.
Warrant not Relating to Money VI. pp. 322-3.
May 19. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Pleydell, gent. (at the nomination of and in trust for Robert Colepepyr) of the two several rent charges of 30l. per an. each issuing out of the manors of Bedgbury, Goudhurst, Ford and Maytham and other lands and hereditaments, co. Kent, and all arrears thereof and all the Crown's interest therein, and all the benefit and advantage of recovery theref by distress nomine poenae, viz., for all the interest and period the Crown has therein by attainder as follows : the said Robert Colepepyr having represented in a petition to the king that Roger and James Colepepyr, two of his uncles, were heretofore estated in the said rent charges, and that for the advancement of their fortunes travelling into Holland, they were there preferred to be captains of foot, and served in that capacity for many years, and during all the late war between England and Holland, without returning into England as they ought to have done in obedience to an Act of Parliament of 17 Car. II., whereby they became attainted of treason and have forfeited said rent charges : but representing further that said uncles were ignorant of said Act, and were never concerned in any sea service or engagement by land against our forces : and further that petitioner's ancestors and relations suffered for the king and his father during the late [Civil] war, whereby petitioner's family is near ruined and his estate impoverished. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 9 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 146-7. Docquet Book, p. 71.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Stephen Cheesman as a tidesurveyor, London port, loco Thomas Cross surrendered. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 153.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay forthwith 360l. to the Agents for Taxes for salary and incidents to Lady day last : which is the last payment Treasurer Danby designs for said Agents till there is further need of [employing] them. Money Book (General) p. 352.
May 20. Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Serj. Gyde for one year's salary and board wages. Ibid, p. 352.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 300l. to Mr. Le Gouche "out of the 500l. mentioned in your last [weekly] certificate [of receipts and payments in the Exchequer as having been received in the Exchequer on account of the farm rent] for 4s. per chaldron on sea coal :" this payment to be in satisfaction of said Le Gouch's order of the 21st ult. for 300l. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for process of immediate extent against William Biss and Thomas Biss of Bristol, on their bonds of 1675, July 23, for 300l., 110l. and 95l. ; and against said Thomas Biss and John England on their bond of 1674, July 13, for 222l. : same being forfeit and the sheriffs having returned that they were not to be found. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 324.
Warrant by Treasurer Danby constituting John Arderne and Arthur Skinner, citizen and draper of London, for the discovery and prosecution of prohibited and uncustomed goods : they rendering an account therein to and submitting to the directions of Charles Osborne, one of the Surveyors General of Customs. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 154-5.
May 22. Report to the king from Treasurer Danby on the petition from Roger, Earl of Orrery, said petition praying that the 8000l. (granted for his surrender of his patent of President of Munster, and payable by 838l. 14s. 0d. per an.) may be paid by the Irish Revenue Farmers in the last year of their farm. On said petition the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant, reports that (after cessation of the Duke of Ormonde's temporary payment of 5,000l. per an. to be satisfied out of the quit rents assigned for satisfaction of what is due to him) the 6,000l. to Col. Lane's daughters, 8,888l. to Lawrence Hyde, 3,000l. to Sir Timothy Tyrrell and 8,000l. to petitioner are to be paid successively out of those quit rents : but because a failure may happen (the Duke's debt not being adjusted) the Lord Lieutenant conceives that what shall be unpaid to the petitioner by this fund (if but a little sum) be paid out of the last monthly 20,000l. to be due from the new Farmers [of the revenue of Ireland], or (if a great sum) out of their last three monthly payments. To said report Treasurer Danby hereby agrees, with the addition that the said payments be inserted on the present and future establishments of Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 324-5.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Sir Stephen Fox (for last Lady day quarter's pension to the Earl of Sussex) the 500l. which the Receivers General of Excise are directed to pay into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 352.
Money warrant for 20l. to Edward Teare for extraordinary pains and charges in delivering letters and other things relating to his Majesty's service. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Col. Whitley 1,169l. 7s. 5½d. in full satisfaction of his order for 3,169l. 7s. 5½d. dated Oct. 6 last in the name of the Earl of Arlington for Post Office defalcations : same to be paid out of the 1,500l. which the old Farmers of the Law Duty are appointed to pay into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners for their opinion on Capt. Wetwang's answer to their report concerning an office for making merchants' bills in the Custom House. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 153.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Rumsey complaining of the officers of Aberdovey port for wrongfully suing him for shipping a parcel of ore and lead in his absence tho' 'twas by the officer's order. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 153.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to same to deliver, Customs free, to the Duchess of Mazarine a bundle of wearing cloaths, stopped at Dover. Ibid.
Same from same to same to employ William Ford as a landwaiter, London port, loco Robert Pigott, "who goes an officer under the Farmers of his Majesty's revenue of Ireland." Ibid, p. 154.
May 23. Same from same to same to deliver, customs free, a pair of harness for coach-horses consigned to William Nephew, a merchant in Dover, lately arrived in the packet boat from France, and detained at Dover : same being the proper goods of Henry Sidney, Esq, and having been already worn. Ibid.
May 24. Royal warrant as follows to John, Lord Vaughan, Governor of Jamaica, his agents or attorneys, and to the Paymaster of the Forces. By commission dated 1663-4, Feb. 15, Sir Thomas Modyford, bart., was constituted Governor of Jamaica with 1,000l. per an. salary, and 600l. per an. to the Lieutenant-Governor, Said Modyford's powers being afterwards revoked, Sir Thomas Lynch, Kt., one of the Gentlemen of the King's Privy Chamber, was by a great seal dated 1670-1, Jan. 5, invested with the said powers "and further it was our will and pleasure to constitute and make the said Sir Thomas Lynch our Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the said Island by a commission under our signet, granting him such powers, advantages and salaries as belonged to the same." Said Lynch has for 4¼ years faithfully served as Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief, but has not received the said salary of 600l. per an. or any part thereof. By the establishment dated 1674, Dec. 4, [see Cal. Treasury Books IV. p. 575] the sum of 2,500l. per an. is ordered and established for the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, forts and Major-General of said island. Since the said establishment there has not been any such Major-General. It is therefore hereby ordered that the 300l. per an. established as above for said Major-General as part of said 2,500l. per an. from Lady day, 1674, be paid by said Lord Vaughan to said Lynch, and to continue such payment for the future during pleasure. King's Warrant Book V. pp. 147-9.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 4,500l. to Mr. Loveing upon the fourth quarter of the Eighteen Months' Tax. Ibid, p. 150.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Visct. Ranelagh, Vice Treasurer of Ireland, to take for himself (out of the advance money of the Farmers of the Revenue, Ireland) 750l. being the fee of 6d. per £ ("on every £ paid out of the Receipt of the Exchequer, Ireland," as by his patent as Vice Treasurer), viz., on the 30,000l. to be advanced by said Farmers on the ensealing of their grant "the said sum [of 30,000l.] being raysed upon the credit of that our [Irish] revenue, though disposed of by us here [in England]" ; the said 750l. to be taken by said Ranelagh in manner following, viz., 420l. which remains undisposed of the said 30,000l. from the Treasurer of the Navy, who is hereby authorised to pay same, and the other 330l. out of any other advance money of said Farmers. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to forthwith bring into the Exchequer 3,500l. out of the money of the Michaelmas account of the Customs : to be issued for the service of the Navy. Money Book (General) p. 352.
Same to same to similarly bring in 875l. for the Earl of Bath, two Gentlemen of the Bedchamber and four Grooms of the Bedchamber : "notwithstanding any former restrictions." Ibid.
Letter of direction on 1,700l. in full of an order of Nov. 20 last for 2,500l. to Lawrence Hyde for the Robes whereof 800l. has been paid : the present payment to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent payable in Sept. next. Ibid, p. 355. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 64.
May 25. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Raifes of his land at Gravesend ut supra, p. 207. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 325.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's approval of the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the Duke of Ormonde's petition [said report being] to the effect that the Lords Justices of Ireland did order the Revenue Farmers of Ireland to pay Capt. Geo. Mathews 2,500l. for the Duke of Ormonde out of the quit rents for the half year ended Michaelmas last ; that said Farmers have refused to pay same ; and therefore advising that the king may pay said 2,500l. out of the remainder of the 70,000l. formerly advanced by said Farmers, and if there be found, upon stating their accounts, that 2,500l. is due from them, that they be prosecuted. Ibid, pp. 325-6.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated May of a grant to Edmund Flower, one of the king's musicians in ordinary for the wind instruments loco William Howes, deceased, of the wages and fee of 20d a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. per an. for a livery : payable quarterly out of the Exchequer from Lady day last during pleasure. Docquet Book, p. 66.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy the 3,500l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 353.
Same to Mr. Vincent and partners [old Farmers of the Law Duties] to speedily pay into the Exchequer the 1,500l. which Treasurer Danby was content to accept in full of your account for the late receipt of the Law Duty. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Treasurers of Excise to pay [into the Exchequer] 2,000l. for last Lady day quarter's pension to the Duke of Monmouth. Ibid.
May 25. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to George Porter for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Surveyor General of London port. (Charles Bertie to same dated May 26 to pay same.) Ibid, pp. 353, 354.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir Thomas Chicheley, Master of the Ordnance, to direct Mr. Wharton to deliver to Sir William Prichard tallies to the amount of 3,778l. 19s. 1d. for houses and lands at Woolwich to be converted to his Majesty's service in the Office of Ordnance, viz., for purchase money, interest and rent to last Lady day : same to be paid out of the 4,294l. tallies struck for said Wharton on the Hearthmoney as by Treasurer Danby's warrant of Feb. 16 last. Money Book (General) pp. 353-4.
Allowance by Treasurer Danby of the quarterly incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise office. (Total, 537l. 11s. 10d.) Ibid, p. 354.
Money warrant for 4,556l. 14s. 0d. to Col. William Stapleton as imprest ut supra, pp. 140-1, under date Feb. 29. Ibid, p. 355.
Same for 2,100l. to abovesaid Col. Stapleton for three years' arrears to June 24 last on the 700l. per an. ordered him by the privy seal of 1672, Sept. 23 : the Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations having reported same as due and necessary to be immediately paid and the king in Council, June 18 last, having ordered the said debt to be speedily discharged. Ibid.
Same for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Richard Langley for one year to Lady day last on his fee of 100 marks as one of the Auditors of Imprests. Ibid.
Same for 2,500l. to Lawrence Hyde for the Robes : being half a year's advance [of ordinary] to Michaelmas next. Ibid.
Same for 5,550l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, being due to the Royal Household Jan. 1 last (the officers of the Greencloth having represented that the expense of the Household to that date exceed the former establishment by the said sum) and 26,123l. 10s. 9d. for the expense of said Household for six months from said Jan. 1 last : to be by tallies on the Receivers of Excise : the said Board of Greencloth having likewise represented that the expenses of the Household did likewise amount to 2,000l. more than the settlement thereof according to the present allowance of 52,247l. 1s. 6d. per an. from Jan. 1. last occasioned by the continuance of the diets from the said 1st Jan. last to Feb. 7 following. The present warrant is drawn by virtue of the privy seal of 1675, April 14, and the king's special directions given in the Privy Council to Treasurer Danby the 13th inst. Ibid, p. 356.
Five same for 30l. each to Henry Wroth and Aubrey Porter, as Pages of Honour to the King, and Thomas Sandys, Geo. Sayers and John Cary, as same to the Queen. Ibid.
One same for 100l. to and amongst the doorkeepers of the House of Lords in compensation of their service and attendance on the House of Peers this last sessions, according to what his Majesty has usually allowed them : viz., James Noble, Archibald Callender, James Turner, Thomas Masters, William Snow, John Snow, George Gouge, and Mahalaell Windham. Ibid.
Money warrant for (700l. 1s. 0d. altered to) 500l. to Sir Phillip Lloyd for secret service as by the privy seal of 1674, June 5, directing that all arrears of the 1666 Lady day Hearthmoney be paid to said Lloyd for secret service up to 10,000l. Money Book (General) p. 356.
Same for 89l. to Sir Phillip Musgrave for half a year to Lady day last on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor of Carlisle Castle. Ibid, p. 357.
Same for 10,000l. to Ralfe Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, in part of the privy seal of 1674-5, Feb. 27 for 40,000l. to him ; on which 20,000l. is paid. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 127l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Backwell for half a year to Lady day last on his fee as Comptroller of London port. Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe and Humphrey Morrice, Auditor for co. Lincoln, to allow in account and to discharge all the arrears, nomine poenas and forfeitures, grown due to Xmas last of or on the yearly rent of 100l. reserved to the Crown out of the marshes containing about 2,500 acres in or near Gedney, co. Lincoln, granted 1636, Aug. 20, to Sir Peregrine Bertie and Sir Phillip Llanden : as by the privy seal of April 21 last supra p. 167 for remitting such arrears, etc. to Peregrine Bertie, son and heir of Nicholas Bertie, son and heir of said Sir Peregrine Bertie, and to the heirs of said Sir Phillip Llanden. Ibid.
Five money warrants for 100l. each to Mris. Phillipa Temple, Mris. Frances Sheldon, Mris. Cary Frazier, Mris. Anne Walker and Mris. Anne Howard for half a year on their pensions as Maids of Honour to the Queen. Ibid, p. 358.
Ten same for 75l. each to the following for a quarter each as Dressers to the Queen, viz., Lady Clinton, Lady Killegrew, Lady Thornhill, Lady Frazier, Lady Tuke, Madam de Borde, Mris Cranmer, Mris Windham, Mris Orpe and Mris Crane. Ibid.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Marcellis Jacops, master of the ship Angell Michaell of Lübeck, laden with deals from Lübeck to Lisbon, and now in Plymouth Road, who dares not set sail for fear of a French caper and therefore desires to land some of his deals (on payment of strangers' duty) for satisfaction of the debts he has contracted. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 156.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to same to deliver, customs free, to the Dutch Ambassador goods as in a list annexed [missing] arrived in the ship Esther from Rotterdam. Ibid.
May 26. Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against Michael Arnold, surety for Robert Stockdale late collector of Customs, Dover port, as said Arnold is now inspecting and discovering the estate and effects of said Stockdale. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 326.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's agreement with the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of the Earl of Anglesey : [said report being] to the effect that concerning reprisals due to petitioner for lands decreed from him by the Court of Claims, when a survey is made his deficiencies may be placed on some part of them ; as to the barrenness of the lands the king may abate part of the quit rents when the commission for abating quit rents upon such lands shall be executed : that his pension of 600l. per an. has been unpaid since 1669 ; that for discharge of the 700l. (7,000l.) remaining upon his account as Vice Treasurer of Ireland, he has paid 2,000l. to the Earl of Carlingford, 1,250l. to Sir Geo. Carteret, 200l. to the Countess of Portland and 3,000l. to Geo. Hopkins ; he also craves 3,000l. paid to Mr. James Hamilton : as to these payments the Lord Lieutenant is of opinion that though they were irregular, yet they may be allowed, as they were really paid "or otherwise the petitioner will be left to his remedy at law to recover those sums of the parties to whom he hath paid the same." Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 326-7.
[Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners] to employ Edward Hunt as a boatman at Harwich loco Jacob Howard who declines same.
Jeffery Glyde as a watchman, London port, loco — Miller, deceased.
William Horsington as waiter at Uphill loco William Stockwood, deceased.
John Carter as waiter at Seaton Beer in Exeter port, loco Tho. Drake.
John Hicks as collector at St. Ives, loco Nicho. Prigg, dismissed, and with 5l. addition to his salary to make it 20l. per an.
Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 156.
Same from same to same to accept English duty from Tho. Widdison for some coals as follows, with allowance for the coal cast over, the said Widdison being bound for the coast with 44 chalder, 27 Nov., 1672, was forced to Ostend and cast over 13 or 14 chalder, and is now fled and Dent, his bondman altogether insolvent and in prison at Durham : said Dent praying for the above indulgence, on the ground of his Majesty's declaration dated 10 May, 1672, granting indulgence to foreign built ships to carry out coals for English duty which indulgence was taken off by order of Council 5 Sept., 1673. Ibid, pp. 156-7.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer, to issue a supersedeas to the Bishop and Chancellor of Durham to stay process [against aforesaid Dent] on said bond and to discharge said bond and enlarge Dent. Ibid, p. 157.
[Same from same] constituting Erasmus Fetter to search for contraband and uncustomed goods from date hereof till Nov. 27 next. Ibid.
The like for Robert Birt for the like time. Ibid.
Same from same to Sir John Shaw, Collector Inwards London port, to swear John Field into his office of a king's waiter, London port, of which he had a reversion after John Whelldon, who is now dead. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment for France, customs free, of the goods of Monsieur Ruvigny, Envoy Extraordinary from the French king, he being on his return thither. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 158.
Same from same to same to deliver, customs free, the equipage and other goods as in a schedule [missing] belonging to Monsieur Courtin, Ambassador Extraordinary from France. Ibid.
Same from same to same by the king's direction to deliver to Monsieur Carline, one of the retinue of the Prince of Mecklenburgh, some parcels of crape brought over for his own use. Ibid.
[?] Reference to the Customs Commissioners of Henry Flory's [petition]. "Entered in the Letter Book, p. 165." [This Letter Book is missing.] Ibid.
May 26 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Lady Windham for a quarter on her pension the 100l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 357.
Royal warrant [to the Clerk of the Signet attending] for a privy seal for vacating Sir Philip Lloyd's privy seal of Oct. 30 last for 2,000l. per an., and [in lieu thereof] directing 1,400l. per an. to Dr. John Taylor for secret service : payable quarterly, the first payment thereof at Midsummer next. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 1 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 153. Docquet Book, p. 75.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Anne, Countess Dowager of Marischal of the annuity or yearly pension of 600l. for life, payable quarterly out of the Receipt from Lady day last, the first payment to be made at June 24 next. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 13 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 153. Docquet Book, p. 72.
Same to Treasurer Danby to give warrant to the officers of the New Park, near Richmond, to permit Richard Mounteney to dig gravel up to 200 loads in any convenient place in said park, and to carry away same for his own use. (Treasurer Danby's warrant accordingly, dated June 15 hereon to the Keeper of said park.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 153. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 343.
Royal sign manual for 328l. 10s. 0d. to John, Duke of Lauderdale, being due (as is certified by John Hawes, Deputy Auditor of co. Surrey) for three years' arrears to the 30th inst. on his fee of 6s. a day for the custody of the park of Richmond, as by his great seal of appointment of 1673, May 30 : same having been payable by the Receiver of Crown revenues for co. Surrey (but being not so paid by reason of the sale of fee farm rents) is hereby to be paid out of the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of 1675, Mar. 25. (Money warrant hereon dated June 13.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 153. Money Book (General) p. 371.
May 26 (25). Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated May, of a grant to Mris Cecilia Swan, Maid of Honour to the Queen, of a pension of 200l. per an. out of the Exchequer, from Xmas last during the king's pleasure. Docquet Book p. 66.
March 26. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated May, of a grant to Roger Crofts of the yearly sum of 200l. part of the rent of 1,000l. reserved on the lease to Sir Thomas Strickland of the custom on salt ; the present grant to be for 12½ years from Michaelmas last, with proviso that the king or his heirs may by a privy seal determine this grant. Docquet Book, p. 68.
Same of same dated same of a grant to Walter St. John, Sir Ralph Verney, Sir Richard How, and Sir John Cary of the office of Ranger of Woodstock Park to hold for the lives of the Earl and Countess of Lichfield in reversion after the estate herein of the Earl of Rochester, the present officer : and also a grant to them for the lives aforesaid of the office of Steward and Lieutenant of the manor of Woodstock and Keeper of the Great Park of Woodstock and other offices, fees, etc., therewith formerly granted, in reversion after the estate of John, Lord Lovelace herein : with a proviso that said grantees shall not take advantage of any forfeiture of any of said offices by the Earl of Rochester or Lord Lovelace without the king's licence first had. Ibid, pp. 68-9.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths to make out at the request of Oliver Hale such process from time to time as the case shall require against Robert Mellish touching the 3,547l. 19s. 10d. granted to said Hale being due to the king from Mellish on the account of the tenths of the diocese of Lincoln, ut supra. pp. 116, 142, and that the money recovered thereon from time to time be paid to said Hale : and further to deliver to said Hale all bonds [relating to said Mellish's debt]. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 327-8
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to proceed as above in the case of the 1,466l. 12s. 5¼d. granted to said Hale being due from said Mellish as Receiver General of Crown Lands, co. Lincoln, and granted to said Hale ut supra. Ibid, pp. 328-9.
Same from same to same to postpone process against John Adderley, Receiver General of the late Eighteen Months' Tax for co. Dorset : he promising to clear his account for same before July 15 next. Ibid, p. 330.
Same from same to same to supersede process against Gregory Alford for recovery of a debt assured to the king by Nicho Warren, merchant, towards satisfaction of money owing by said Warren to the King. Ibid, p. 332.
May 27. Same from same to Thomas Hall, First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's office, and to Bartholomew Fillingham. Applications and informations are made to me concerning arrears on several branches of the revenue whereof I have not yet received any full account. In order that I may be fully informed from time to time of the estate of such matters you are to search in the offices of the king's Remembrancer, Treasurer's Remembrancer, Clerk of the Pipe, Comptroller of the Pipe, Auditor of the Imprests and of the revenue, Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells and all other offices in the Exchequer, and to make a full and perfect collection of the true state of all arrears as above, now standing out unpaid to the king and what process has been had for recovery thereof : and to certify same to me at large in a book with your observations why the said arrears are not recovered : and to use the utmost endeavours for the recovery of such as are recoverable in accordance with the directions given you by the late Treasury Lords in pursuance of the privy seal of 1672, May 27 : giving an account and making application for any further instructions herein to me. Ibid, pp. 332-4.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue the 875l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to the Earls of Bath, Lindsey and Ogle : and to Mr. Greenvile, Mr. Lane, Mr. Savile and Mr. Elliott for half a year of each of their pensions. Money Book (General) p. 357.
May 29. Same to [? same] to pay 40l. for one year of the pension to the town of Dartmouth. Ibid, p. 358.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. On the 8th inst. you presented to Treasurer Danby the form of an oath for the Governors of the Plantations and of the dedimus for administering said oath. A form of such oath has already been considered and agreed to by the king in Council which the Attorney General likes better than your form. It is sent herewith for you to consider whether it may not be enough comprehensive for the purpose. By order of Council Mr. Rawlins is to be apprehended for forging certificates : and the warrant was issued to a messenger accordingly on the 19th inst. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 159.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Anthony Parsons Auditor for co. Gloucester to make up the account of Sir Humphrey Hook, kt., as Receiver General for co. Gloucester for the Eighteen Months assessment granted in 1661, upon William Warner (the said Hook's deputy Receiver) making oath that 429l. 3s. 0d. remains unpaid and in arrear upon several Hundreds or Collectors in the said county : and therein to set the said sum in super upon the said Hundreds or Collectors : and further not to charge the 12 per cent. interest in said accompt : the said Warner offering to solicit the Assessment Commissioners of said County and, if there be cause, to prosecute the country and collectors and having further given bond Mar. 11 last with Thomas Warner as his surety in 850l. to answer said arrear before 1676-7, Mar. 11. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 331.
May 30. Charles Bertie to [the Customs Cashier] to bring into the Exchequer (having respect nevertheless to the weekly payments charged on the Customs) the sum of 166l. 13s. 4d., viz., 100l, for the Grooms and Pages of the Chamber to the King and 66l. 13s. 4d. for same to the Queen, for their new year's gifts. Money Book (General) p. 358.
Same to same to forthwith bring into the Exchequer 100l. for (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to) Sir Joseph Seymour for half a year of his fee as Auditor "so soon as the weekly payments will admit of it." Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 65.
May 30. (June 2.) Charles Bertie to [the Customs Cashier] to similarly bring in 150l. for Mrs. Sophia Stuart "so soon as," etc., ut supra. Money Book (General) p. 358. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 67.
May 30. Same to same to pay 25l. for a quarter to Sir Edward Walker as Garter King at Arms. Ibid, p. 358. Ibid, p. 66.
Same to the Contractors for the Chimney Money to pay two tallies struck upon you the 19th inst., one for 1,500l., the other for 2,500l. on your rent due in Sept. 19 next.
In the margin : Sir John Banks.
Money Book (General) p. 358.
Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas for last Lady day's quarter on his pension. Ibid, p. 417.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John, Lord Lovelace, of the custody and farm of the manor of Woodstock, Handborough, Wootton, Stonesfield, Combe alias Longcombe, Old Woodstocke, Horley and Bladon and of the Hundred of Wootton : and also a grant and demise of the several coppices lying within the precincts of the forest of Wychwood, parcel of the said manor of Woodstock called Wooten Coppice, Milwood Coppice, Fewdon Coppice, Ambrose Coppice, Avoyle Coppice, Pinsey Coppice and the loppings and shreddings of the trees which were heretofore used to be lopped, and all rents reserved on any demise thereof with all profits of courts of the said manor, and fines and amerciaments, felons goods, waifs and strays, deodands and all other profits thereto whatsoever as formerly granted to Edward, late Earl of Clarendon, except all great trees and timber trees : said Lord Lovelace to hold during pleasure, yielding and paying the several yearly rents of 114l. 1s. 10d. for said manor and hundred, and 20l. for said woods, being the same rents reserved upon the former grants thereof. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 3 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 161. Docquet Book, p. 70.
Privy seal to Treasurer Danby et al for striking tallies to discharge the baronet fee for 1,095l. for the baronetcy conferred on John Brookes, of the city of York. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 8 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant to the Receipt dated July 12 hereon accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 184-5. Docquet Book, p. 70. Money Book (General) p. 391.
Same for 1,316l. 8s. 9d. to Sir Richard Hatton for a ferry and ferry house and 58½ acres of land, most of it salt marsh belonging to said Hatton, and which in 1671 it was found convenient to enclose and take into the new fort near Tilbury, co. Essex : said lands being valued at 59l. 5s. 0d. per an., representing 948l. at 16 years' purchase, according to a valuation thereof by the officers of the Ordnance, together with 180l. expended by said Hatton in pulling down the old ferry house and building a new one, and 60l. for the loss of the ferry for two years, and 128l. 8s. 9d. for the rent of the lands from the respective times of the laying same to the said fort until Xmas last : making in all the said 1,316l. 8s. 9d. : and with directions that 6 per cent. interest be paid him hereon till the principal is satisfied : care being first taken that said lands, etc., be effectually conveyed to the Crown. (Royal warrant dated May 10 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 25 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated June 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 157-8, 133. Docquet Book, p. 66. Money Book (General) p. 380.
Privy seal for 3,660l. to Charles Bertie "which by his hands were gave in new year's gifts last new year's day" and dormant privy seal for same in future yearly at some convenient time before every 1st of Jan. "for new year's guifts to be by us given according to the ancient custome." (Royal warrant dated May 10 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 26 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated 8 June hereon for 3,660l. for last new year's day.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 162, 133. Docquet Book, p. 67. Money Book (General) p. 366.
May 31. Charles Bertie to Mr. Stephens, dated Wallingford House, to pay to Sir John James and partners [Receivers General of Excise] 2,000l. which is to make good so much paid to Viscount Ranelagh by Treasurer Danby's warrant of Mar. 11 last. "You will take care to see the same sum indossed upon their privy seal for 30,000." Money Book (General) p. 359.
Money warrant for 50l. for one quarter on Mris. Margarett Broughton's pension of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Letter of direction upon 365l. in further part of an order of 1675, Oct. 13, for 720l. to William Perwich, appointed to negotiate his Majesty's affairs at Paris. Same to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due Sept. 19 next. Ibid.
The like on orders of the 3rd inst. for 549l. to Sir John Paul, and 920l. to Sir Edw. Wood and 549l. to Sir William Swan, ut supra, p. — : to be paid as above. Ibid. pp, 359-60.
Money warrant for 4,000l. to the Duke of Monmouth as advance for furnishing the stables, equipage, etc., viz., for half a year to Michaelmas next : and 1,000l. to same for the like advance for purchase of horses for the king and Queen, etc. Ibid, pp. 360-1.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Bartholomew Fillingham to pay to Lady Greene or her assigns 582l. 19s. 7d. (out of the like sum as below) towards payment of the Earl of Plymouth's debts : in pursuance of the privy seal of Mar. 28 last for 2,500l. to said Fillingham for secret service : upon which privy seal Treasurer Danby drew a warrant for 582l. 19s. 7d. to said Fillingham by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March last. Ibid, p. 362.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the signet attending, for a privy seal for a grant to Edward Hobart, gent., of the personal estate of Elison alias Lyson Thomas, lately deceased, being forfeited by reason the said Thomas did in his life time take orders from the see of Rome and become a popish priest, and was a monk professed in the monastery of Douay contrary to the laws of this kingdom : all needful assistance to be given out of the Exchequer to said Hobart for the finding and recovering said estate : with power to said Hobart to compound with and discharge said Thomas's debtors. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 8 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V pp. 155-6. Docquet Book, p. 70.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant and assignment to Robert Phillips, one of the Grooms of the King's Chamber of all those messuages, lands and tenements (and of all the Crown's interest therein and the mesne profits thereof) with the appurtenances in the several parishes of Stebunheath alias Stepney. St. Paul Shadwell and St. Mary Matfellon alias Whitechapel, co. Midd., as specified in an inquisition taken by virtue of a commission to George Pigott, Esq., John Hayes and others, whereby it is found that Samuel Trulove, late of Stebunheath alais Stepney, mariner, deceased, an alien born, was possessed of the residue of several terms in the abovesaid premises, "besides those which in several inquisitions alsoe remaining of record in our said High Court of Chancery taken and returned by virtue of a former commission under the great seal of England were specified and contained." (Treasrer Danby's subscription dated July 12 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 156. Docquet Book, p. 79.
Privy seal for 10l. a day as ordinary to Laurence Hyde (Master of the Robes), as Ambassador to the King of Poland, to represent his Majesty at the christening of the Princess, said King's daughter : to be paid quarterly in advance : and also for 1,500l. to same for equipage and the usual clause as to extraordinaries. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 2 of docquet hereof. See p. 233 infra.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 162-3. Docquet Book, p. 69.
[June 31 altered to] May 31. Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the petition of Dame Philadelphia Clerk, relict of Sir John Clerk, kt. and bart., as by the order of reference of the 11th inst. thereon. I find by certificate by Thomas Watkins, a clerk of the Privy Seal, and the copies of several docquets by him transmitted to me, that about July, 1660, your Majesty made said Clerk a baronet and about the same time granted a warrant for discharge of his baronet fee. Petitioner alleges that Sir John trusted to his solicitor to prosecute the said discharge and believed the same to be perfected, nevertheless the said debt still remains charged on her estate. If the fee is to be discharged as intended it is proper to be done by a privy seal directing tallies to be levied at the Exchequer in the usual form. Warrants not Relating to Money VI, p. 335.