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'Entry Book: June 1676, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 230-246. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80596 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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June 1676, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 1. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to take from Philip Marsh wine bonds to the amount of 6,000l., and to deliver same (with the computed discount thereon) to Ralph Montagu, which he is to receive in full discharge of the tallies struck May 13 last on the Customs for 6,000l. to said Montagu for the service of the Great Wardrobe. Money Book (General) p. 361.
Charles Bertie to the Navy Commissioners. The captain and company of the Anne yacht have petitioned Treasurer Danby to appoint money for paying them one year's wages in regard the said yacht has about two years' wages due, and is now bound to sea on a long voyage. Treasurer Danby directs that they be paid one year's wages by ticket assigned upon the 500l. a week for the payment of tickets. Ibid.
Money warrant for 5,200l. for one year from 1675, Mar. 29, of Sir William Godolphin's ordinary as Ambassador at Spain. Money Book (General) p. 362.
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. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring the abovesaid 3,500l. into the Exchequer out of the remainder of the Michaelmas account [of the Customs], and to issue 15,000l. forthwith to the Treasurer of the Navy "upon tallies which will be brought you out of such moneys as you have in your hands, or shall receive by exchange or otherwise from Bristol, Hull, Newcastle or Dover : and in case the said Treasurer of the Navy or his cashier shall desire bills from you for any sum to any of the said ports, in part of the said sum, that you give him such bills of exchange accordingly." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Dr. Waldron for half a year of his fee, the 25l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Speaker [of the House of Commons] to pay Visct. Ranelagh 420l. which remains in your hands of the Irish [Revenue Farmers'] advance money : it being in part of said Viscount's poundage as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, which the king has by warrant under his sign manual directed to be paid. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to Samuell Martin for half a year's allowance to Xmas last as Consul at Algiers. Ibid, p. 363.
Same for 366l. to William Perwich for his ordinary, 1675, Sept. 24, to 1676, March 25 ; being employed by his Majesty at Paris. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Nathanl. Bradley for half a year's allowance as Consul at Tripoli. (Marked : vacated.) Ibid.
Same for 910l. to Sir Tho. Higgons for his ordinary, 1675, Sept. 9, to 1675-6, March 9, as Envoy Extraordinary at Venice. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the 100l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to complete Mrs. Stepney's warrant for 200l. Ibid.
Royal sign manual (in duplicate) for 165l. 17s. 0d. to William Andrews as royal bounty : without account. (Money warrant dated June 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 154, 161. Money Book (General) p. 364.
Same for 30l. to Capt. William Frye as same. (Money warrant dated June 8 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 158. Money Book (General) p. 366.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal, to the Trustees of the Queen Consort, revoking the privy seal of 1674, Oct. 30 (which authorized said Trustees to make a grant to Dame Mary Killegrew, wife of Sir William Killegrew, Vice-Chamberlain to the Queen Consort, of the manors of Rosedale and Leven, co. Yorks, of which said Trustees stand possessed in trust for the Queen Consort, with liberty to make leases and estates therein for 60 years, determinable upon three lives or for 30 years certain), no lease having been made to her by virtue of said privy seal, and in lieu thereof authorising said Trustees with the consent and by direction of the Queen Consort to make leases of said premises to the present tenants of said manors, or to such persons as will contract for the same, it being found more beneficial for the service of the Queen Consort that the said leases should be so made. (A similar royal warrant to the like effect dated May 31 revoked. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 8 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 159 - 60, 157. Docquet Book, p. 70.
Royal warrant [to the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a great seal for a grant to Corney Frowde, gent., of the office of weigher and teller of the Mint in reversion after Lancellott Perrott, gent., who now enjoys same. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676-7, Jan. 13, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 163. Docquet Book, p. 109.
Sir John Elweys having the king's warrant for inserting him in the Commission for the Excise next after Frederick Christian Howard, prays that no other warrant may be granted for renewing the Commission in prejudice of him till his pretensions be considered. Caveat Book, p. 18b.
[?] Royal sign manual for 302l. 6s. 9d. to John, Earl of Rochester, as royal bounty, without account. (Money warrant dated June 9 hereon : and letter from Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated July 24 hereon to pay same out of money to be brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 181. Money Book (General) pp. 368, 408.
June 2. Mr. John Arrundell desires no grant may pass of the manor of Kennington in Lambeth parish, Surrey, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, till he have notice, he having a petition before the Lord Treasurer for it. Memorandum : "My Lord Hawley and Mr. Chiffinch are the persons suspected [? of seeking a grant of said manor. Said Arrundell is to be found] at Mr. Atmore's, a scrivener near the Horseshoe in Drury Lane." Caveat Book, p. 19.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Hunter, clerk of the cheque at Sheerness, praying for a power to seize prohibited and uncustomed goods. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 159.
The like of Francis Sheldon's petition for repayment of 36l., which Peter Beedal was forced to pay the Collector of Ipswich for the custom of the ship called the Starr of London, the said custom being not due by law, for that the ship pays aliens' duty. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 100l. to Sir Edward Deering in part of half a year (for one quarter) to Lady day last on his pension of 400l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 363. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 67.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Mris. Sophia Stuart, for half a year's pension, the 150l. directed to be brought into the Exchequer for that purpose. Money Book (General) p. 363. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 67.
June 3. Same to same to issue to Charles Bertie for secret service (in part of the order for 10,000l. to him for same) the 100l. which the Customs Cashier has brought into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 363.
Same to same to issue the 375l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer, as follows, viz., 125l. to the Earl of Rochester for half a quarter as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber, and 250l. to Mr. Guy, Mr. Killegrew, Mr. Progers and Mr. Walter, four Grooms of the Bedchamber. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to Col. Gifford (who was instrumental in the king's escape from Worcester) as for half a year of his pension, the 75l. which the Customs Cashier has brought into the Exchequer. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 75.
Letter of direction endorsed upon an order dated 1671, Oct. 10, for 750l. to George Wharton, with interest at 6 per cent., which order was assigned [by Wharton] to Sir Thomas Morgan, who appointed James Howe to receive the same : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due Sept. 17 next. Money Book (General) p. 364.
The like (unfinished and vacated) on an order dated May 31 last, for 2,500l. to Lawrence Hyde, Master of the Robes, being for robes, apparel and other necessaries for the use of his Majesty's person [sic for Hyde as ambassador] at the christening of the Princess, his daughter [sic for the King of Poland's daughter, see p. 230.] Ibid.
The like upon 300l. in part of an order dated May 31 last, for 2,500l. to said Hyde for the Robes, viz., 2,250l. to be applied to the Office [of the Robes] and 250l. to himself : same to be hereby paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due Sept. 19 next. Ibid.
Money warrant for 62l. 10s. 0d. to John, tEarl of Rochester, for half a quarter on his pension of 500l. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to take from Phillip Marsh wine bonds to the value of 6,000l., and deliver same to George Wharton for the Ordnance (in discharge of his tallies struck May 12 last), together with the computed 10 per cent. discount thereon. Ibid, p. 365.
June 3. [? erratum for July 3.] Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Mr. Phillips, Mr. Felton, Mr. Godolphin and Mr. Seymour for half a quarter of their pensions as four of the Grooms of the Bedchamber the 250l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 382.
June 6. Same to Mr. Griffin to pay (out of the 2,000l. lately advanced to you) 20l. to Mr. Gervas Price for a Trumpet[er] of the King's going to Dantzic with Mdme. de Bethune. Ibid, p. 366.
June 6, date altered from 1675-6, Jan. 13. Money warrant for 30l. (altered to 40l.) to William, Earl of Powis for creation money ; being for 1½ years (altered to 2 years) to Michaelmas (altered to Lady day) last. In the margin : This alteration made by Treasurer Danby's command. Money Book (General) p. 269.
June 6. Same for 1,775l. to Lord Windsor being unpaid to him for three quarters, one month and 21 days to 1663-4, Feb. 15, on his annuity of 2,000l. as Governor of the island of Jamaica and the islands adjacent, it being his Majesty's pleasure that said annuity should be paid till said date of 1663-4, Feb. 15 ; and 600l. paid by the Earl of St. Albans to one Peter a Moor ; and 52l. disbursed by same for building a stage for the Italian Comedians ; and 40l. for two years of said Earl's creation money ; and 100l. as the remainder of an order for 2,500l. for plate sold by said Earl to the King ; and 1,460l. [due to said Lord Windsor] as the remain of [an order for] 1,500l. for secret service registered on the Hearthmoney : said sums making in all 4,027l. : the said Lord having assigned to said Earl of St. Albans said sums of 1,775l. and 1,460l. to be secured to his own use : all these said sums amounting to 4,027l. to be paid by tallies on said Earl in discharge of 3,000l. owing by him to the King on bond and 300l. owing by him for the arrear of a fee farm issuing out of lands in St. James's Fields and the residue thereof out of such moneys as shall be due to the King from said Earl on his contract for the purchase of said fee farm rent : (all ut supra Cal. Treasury Books, IV p. 837.) Ibid, pp. 365-6. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 68.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment, customs free, of the coaches, horses, household goods, liveries and other things designed for the equipage and service of Sir Leoline Jenkins, one of his Majesty's ambassadors to Nimuegen, and his retinue.
Appending : schedule of said goods.
Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 160-1.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against William Dent, surety for Robert Stockdale late collector of Dover port ; said Dent having reported that he is now inspecting and discovering the state of said Stockdale and questions not that same will answer Stockdale's debt to the King. Ibid, p. 162.
June 7. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Powis for two years' creation money to Lady day last the 40l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 366.
June 8. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Peter Amyes (at the fine of 20s. and the annual rent of 5s.) of the estate of Richard Morris of Maysmaur, co. Montgomery, outlawed at the suit of said Amyes. Prefixing : Deputy Auditor Thomas Eden's particular of said estate : viz. a messuage with 13 acres of meadow, 25 acres of pasture and 20 acres of arable land lying in Maesmaur and now or late in the tenure of George Paston, of the clear annual value of 16l. : a messuage with 12 acres of meadow, 38 acres of pasture and 37 acres of arable land situate in Maesmaur, and now or late in the tenure of Anthelston Hughes of the clear value of 20l. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 336.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against Benjamin Polstead late Collector of Customs, Lynn Regis, he desiring some further respite to sell his wife's jointure lands, he having already divested himself of all moneys in his hands, and assigned to the King debts owing to him and done what in him lies towards his Majesty's satisfaction. Warrants not Relating to Money VI p. 336
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge any seizure of the ship Charles as below and to permit Jacob Lucy, merchant, to enter the freight and land same on payment of [only] English duty of the said ship formerly called Mary Flower and now called the Charles, English built, which lately made a voyage to New York with her full complement of English mariners, viz., 13 men and a little cabin boy, whereof 11 were English and the other two and the cabin boy were strangers, but as one deserted at Falmouth and two at New York, and no others could be got, she was obliged to return with only seven Englishmen, two foreigners, and a cabin boy and is therefore in strictness liable to forfeiture and to the payment of Strangers' Custom for sugar imported in her. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 162-3.
Same from same to same to deliver, customs free, a case of 16 pieces pictures, another of 25 pieces ditto, another of 17 pieces ditto and another of 10 pictures, which were shipped at Amsterdam April 10 and May 12 last on board the ship Flounder, Jacob Hendricks master, and consigned to Lemuell Kingdom for his proper use and accompt ; and another case of 12 pieces pictures with two Italian landskips and another Italian piece shipped on the said vessel and consigned to William Bridges for his proper use : "all which said pictures are more particularly described in the annexed bills" [wanting.] Ibid, p. 163.
Same from same to same to dispense with the importation, in order to the re-export, of three small jewel boxes, three night gowns, six small garnitures, and 12 pieces of gold and silver lace consigned from France to Cornelius van Basselar as a present to a person of quality in the Court of Moscow : only the garnitures and lace appearing to be prohibited goods. Ibid, pp. 163-4.
Same from same to the Attorney General to suspend the prosecution in the verdict against Henry Romsey on an entry for lead laden by him in Aberdovey port by permission of Richard Hughs the customs officer there, the trial at Westminster having gone against him only by reason of the absence of William Peterson to prove the officer's permission : said lead being shipped on account of Prince Rupert and the rest of the Honble. Company of Undertakers for the mines royal in Cardiganshire, and bound for Bristol or other English port, in which case no duty is payable, but a forfeiture is incurred by shipping the lead without a sufferance or warrant. Ibid, p. 164.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners (in accordance with the order of Council of May 31 last) not to permit any ordnance, shot, gunpowder or other provisions of war to be shipped and exported out of any of the king's ports before leave first had and signed under the hand of the Master of the Ordnance. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 165.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to Sir William Temple for a quarter's ordinary (May 24 last to Aug. 23 next) as Ambassador Extraordinary to the States of Holland. Money Book (General) p. 366.
Same for 1,500l. for equipage and 910l. for three months' ordinary in advance to Laurence Hyde appointed his Majesty's Ambassador to the King of Poland to represent his Majesty at the Christening of the Princess, daughter of said King of Poland. (Letter of direction hereon dated June 10, the order being dated June 9, for 1,410l. of same to be paid out of the Exchequer and the remainder by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due Sept. 19 next.) Ibid, pp. 366, 370.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to George Nicholas for half a year's salary to Lady day last as Surveyor General of Customs. Ibid, p. 367.
June 8 and 13. Same from same to same to pay the patent officers of the outports one quarter's salaries. Ibid, pp. 367, 370. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 70.
June 8. Money warrant for 250l. to Lewis Grabu for 1¼ years' salary as Master of his Majesty's music. Money Book (General) p. 368.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet undated, of a warrant to the Exchequer for installing the First Fruits of the Bishopric of London (being 1,019l. 8s. 4d. the Tenths deducted) to Dr. Henry Compton now bishop thereof : to be paid in four years, the first payment at Lady day, 1677, upon his own security and in case of death then to be charged with no further payment : together with a discharge to him of the 171l. 13s. 6d. remaining due from him for the two last payments for the First Fruits for the bishopric of Oxford and 21l. 7s. 2d. for the like for the rectory of Witney. Docquet Book, p. 71.
June 9. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat or particular of ground or building thereon as in a plot [plan] thereof annexed [missing] with a view to a lease thereof to Bevil Skelton for 99 years at 26s. 8d. per an. on surrender of his present lease : the new lease to be determinable by the king on payment of moneys expended by the lessee in building and otherwise. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 337.
Same from same to same for a particular of all those his Majesty's lead mines as well open as hid within the High and Low Forest of Teesdale and Marwood Chase, co. Durham, with a view to a lease thereof to the Earl of Carlisle for 31 years at the rent of 20s. per an. and without fine and with liberty to dig for lead ore and mine there. Ibid, p. 338.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Charles Gyfford for 41 years from Sept. 29 next of several parcels of waste ground lying near the Ouse, Dorset, at the like rents, etc., as in the former grant of same made to him 1665, May 6, for 41 years from 1664, Lady day paying 6d. an acre or quarter value when it shall be recovered from the overflowing of the river ; with a covenant to recover 500 acres or more and embank, secure and defend same against the sea within seven years next, and if any controversy arise to stand to the decree of the Lord Treasurer or Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Prefixing : particular of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal thereof, the former lease "having not been prosecuted by reason of Mr. Charles Gifford's troubles."
Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 338-9.
[?] Entry of Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of demise by in custodian lease under the Exchequer seal to Richard Lloyd at the nomination of Francis Mayo of divers tenements and lands of Edward Cox and Anne his wife and others, co-heirs of Ralph Sockerton, outlawed in London at the suit of Francis Mayo, gent. Ibid, p. 339.
June 9. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, upon any orders unsatisfied in his name for the service of the Navy, the 2,900l. brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 367.
Money warrant for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Prince Rupert for 1¼ years to Lady day last on his fee of 10s. a day as Governor of Windsor Castle. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer 25l. for last Lady day quarter of Mr. Ellesdon's pension. Ibid.
Money warrant for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Jones for half a year's fee as his Majesty's Apothecary. Ibid, p. 368.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to William Roberts (Receiver of the moneys appointed for repairing Windsor Castle) to pay out of such moneys 100l. to Capt. Hall without account for his great care and pains therein as Clerk to the Surveyor of said works. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to Mris. Cecilia Swan for last Lady day quarter's annuity or pension as one of the Queen's maids of Honour. Ibid, p. 369.
Same for 87l. 18s. 4d. to Mr. Adderley, Clerk of the Peace for Middlesex, for his pains and disbursements in executing the late Commission for enquiring after the estates of convicted Recusants in said county : as certified by Sir William Jones, Attorney General, and several of the Justices of Peace of said county. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir Phillip Lloyd, Receiver of the rents, etc., late in jointure to the Queen Mother, to pay (by virtue of the privy seal of 1673, Aug. 7) 120l.—viz., 20l. to Christopher Crowe, 40l. to Thomas Raban, 30l. to William Aldworth, 10l. to John Tench, 10l. to John Powell and 10l. to Thomas Crostwaite for their unrecompensed pains as deputies and clerks to the several auditors of the revenue in the accounts and other things relating to the bringing in the arrears of the late Queen Mother's jointure. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir William Jones, Attorney General, for a noli prosequi to be entered on the information against Jacob Bell for importing to London 26 cask of gum Seneca, a commodity of the growth of the river Senecal in Africa, and liable to forfeiture by reason of being imported from Rotterdam : it being certified by divers merchants and druggists trading in the said commodity that it has not been at any time, nor can be, by us imported from the place of growth, but hath been usually imported to England from France or Holland, and that same is of absolute use in the exercise of divers trades, as is also certified by several dyers and feltmakers of London ; further, said Bell not being the importer, but having bought same at second hand on confidence of the certificate of the Collector of Shoreham, that it had passed that Custom House. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 165-6.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for a grant to Visct. Grandison and Edward Villiers of all moneys arising for three years from 1676, June 11, for fines or compositions for renewing estates or buying off the increased rents within the Duchy of Cornwall, and also of a grant of the said increased rents until they shall be so bought off (excepting all improved rents) : with a proviso whereby his Majesty may mitigate or discharge the fines of such of his tenants as his Majesty shall judge fit objects of his bounty. (Privy seal dated June 21 hereon. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 19 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 172, 245-6. Docquet Book p. 73.
Royal sign manual to Treasurer Danby to give warrant to the officers of Windsor Forest to fell 150 tons of timber to be delivered to the officers of the Works for the repairing and rebuilding of Windsor Castle : the woodward answering for the lops, tops and offal. (Treasurer Danby's warrant dated June 15 hereon accordingly to William Chiffinch, woodward of Windsor Forest.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 172. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 341-2.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Chiffinch (in consideration of his many good and faithful services) of the Crown's right, title and interest in the several rents of 243l. 8s. 2½d. issuing out of the lordship of Diffrineloyd [Dyffryn Aled] cum Ruthen villa with the appurtenances, co. Denbigh and in the extent as below : which premises were demised by King James I. 1616-7, Jan. 10, to Sir Francis Bacon, Kt., Sir John Duncombe, Kt., Thomas Murray, Esq., Sir James Fullerton, Kt., John Walter and Thomas Trevor for 99 years from the then preceding Michaelmas as in trust for Charles then Prince of Wales : which said lordship and premises by mesne assignments became afterwards vested in Thomas Visct. Savage, Francis Lord Cottington, Sir Francis Crane, Kt., Sir Thomas Trevor, Kt., Sir Walter Pye, Kt., and Sir John Banks, Kt., for remainder of said term upon trust as aforesaid, which latter Trustees by indenture dated 1634, June 30, assigned the premises to Sir Edward Bash and John Beauchamp for the remainder of said term at the abovesaid rent of 243l. 8s. 2½d., payable half yearly : the reversion of which premises was afterwards, by patent of 1634, Nov. 27, granted to Sir Francis Crane, Kt., and Richard Crane and their heirs and assigns for ever, under the said yearly rental of 243l. 8s. 2½d., payable to the Crown for ever : which said premises were afterwards, by virtue of a writ of extendi facias out of the Exchequer seized into the King's hands for non-payment of said rent. Full power to be given to said Chiffinch to recover said rent by virtue of the same assignments, patents and extent in as ample manner as the Crown is enabled to : but with a proviso that no [sic? for all] arrears of said rent due to the Crown at or before Lady day last be first satisfied to the Crown out of the moneys that shall be raised by said extent. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 12 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 172-3. Docquet Book, p. 78.
Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir William Boreman, Kt., Clerk of the Greencloth, of the manor of Old Court (and the lands lately called the Queen's lands), co. Kent (of which he is the present tenant, being in lease to him for 12 years from 1692-3, Feb. 28) for 99 years current with and from the date of the King's grant thereof to the Queen Consort as part of her jointure ; he paying (from the death of said Queen Consort) the same yearly rents (6l. 13s. 4d.) now payable for the same : the king having previously by privy seal authorised William, Lord Holles and others the Trustees of the said Queen Consort to pass a reversionary grant for 31 years of said manor to said Boreman to make the term then in being 61 years, but no lease has been passed pursuant to said privy seal. All in consideration of said Boreman's long and faithful services. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 12 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 173-4. Docquet Book, p. 80.
June 10. Elizabeth Allen claiming a right to 180l., part of the 780l. to be given by the king for the Greyhound Inn in Newmarket, according to an agreement made between her and Anne Ince, reported by Sir William Jones, prays that before payment, or any fund be made for payment, of the said purchase money she may be heard, and her pretension considered, and that notice be given her at her house in Scroop's Court, against St. Andrew's Church in Holborn. With a marginal note dated 1576, Dec. 5 : "I withdraw this caveat," Eliz. Allen. Caveat Book, p. 19
John Draper and Elizabeth his wife claiming an equal share with the abovesaid Anne Ince in the said purchase money desires his claim may be considered in all transactions towards payment of the said purchase money, and that notice may be left for him at Elizabeth Allen's. The said Eliz. Allen and John and Eliz. Draper say they must join in the assurance to the king or else there will be no sure title. Ibid.
George Kendall of Appleby, co. Derby, and those from whom he claims having been in quiet possession of all tithes arising in Appleby in co. Derby and Leicester (formerly belonging to the collegiate church of Burton on Trent) for 60 years past, desires that if Mr. Mold the parson of Appleby or any other endeavour to procure a grant of said tithes, his own pretensions may be first heard, and notice given to Mr. Walker or Mr. Craford, of Grays Inn. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to [the Customs Cashier] to bring 1,000l. into the Exchequer by 500l. a week, to be issued to said Bertie [for secret service.] Money Book (General) p. 367.
Same to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue to Mrs. Picques the 55l. which the Customs Cashier has brought into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The enclosed list of officers unpaid has been presented to Treasurer Danby for him to appoint money for their payment. His Lordship has appointed their payment out of the 500l. per week for tickets, and that no tickets be assigned until the said list be fully paid, except tickets for parties attending "and unless you have reasonable exception to the payment of any of the said officers".
Appending : Said list—
Ibid, p. 368.
Sum.
Ships. Captain. £ s. d.
Bristol William Harman 204 15 0
Cambridge Arthur Herbert 280 0 0
St. David Sir William Poole 306 7 6
Dept. K. [Deptford ketch] Jonathan Waltham 77 5 0
Mary Rose Thom. Hamilton 236 12 6
Pearle Thom. Booth 224 8 0
Phœnis Char. Atkins 62 12 6
Speedwell David Trotter 70 16 0
Successe Robert Stout 166 16 0
Roebuck Rich Countrey 178 5 0
Guernsey Char. Royden 157 10 0
Newcastle John Wettwang 310 10 0
June 12. Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to the Duke of Albemarle for half a year's rent to Lady day last for Mote Park. Ibid, p. 370.
Letter of direction on an order dated the 10th inst. for 500l. to Charles Gerard : same being hereby to be paid by tallies on William Andrews, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Chester. Ibid.
Same on an order dated Feb. 19 last for 1,000l. for the charges of the Queen's remove in the summer of 1675 : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Farmers' rent due Sept. 19 next. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay John Ady and John Cole, the tally joiners, the fee of 2s. per 1,000l. on joining tallies for the Customs and new wine duties, being usually allowed to said tally joiners both when the Customs are in farm and when in commission. Ibid, p. 372.
June 13. Same from same to Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and Sir Baynam Throckmorton, Supervisor General of Dean Forest, in accordance with the privy seal of Sept. 28 last, ut supra, Cal. Treasury Books IV. p. 822, to set out 30 acres of land each for the six lodges which have been built in said Forest : choosing same with the advice of the Marquess of Worcester, Constable of said Forest, out of lands already inclosed there or out of waste adjoining said lodges, and where they may be taken with the least prejudice to the woods and inclosures : same to continue only during pleasure, and to be part of the 11,000 acres to be enclosed there in severalty for ever, as by the said Act of Parliament. A note of metes and abuttals of said plots to be returned to the Lord Treasurer. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 339-40.
Privy seal for 500l. to Capt. John Wetwang commander of the king's frigate Newcastle as royal bounty : he having in March last near the Isles of Shetland seized on a Dutch ship bound for the East Indies called the Arms of Rotterdam and brought her safe into the Thames : and also in regard of the many other faithful services performed to the king by said Wetwang : same to be paid out of the money arising by sale of the goods of said prize or if that be insufficient (by reason of the delivery to the Navy of most of the lading of said ship consisting of naval stores) then the Lord Treasurer is to find some other way to pay same out of any money in the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated Aug. 23 hereon : to be paid out of any money in the Receipt as said 500l. could not be paid out of sale of said goods.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 213. Money Book (General) pp. 434-5.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay Thomas Doyley 50l. for half a year to Lady day last on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 370.
Same to same to pay Mr. Kirwood 500l. in part of what is due to the Earl of Inchiquin. Ibid.
Money warrant dormant for the pension of 1,000l. per an. to Sir Mathew Hale, late Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Ibid, p. 371.
Letter of direction on an order dated 1671, Dec. 9, for 2,002l. 18s. 6¾d. for Sir Thomas Morgan, Governor of Jersey : same being hereby to be paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney Farmers' rent due Mar. 15 next. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, undated, of his Majesty's authority and direction to the Commissioners and Farmers of his revenue of Ireland to pay to the Earl of Orrery all or so much of the 8,000l. appointed by his Majesty's letters of the 23rd March last to be paid to said Earl out of certain quit rents therein mentioned, as shall be unpaid on the 29th day of Sept., 1682, [paying same] out of the three next succeeding monthly payments of the rents of the present Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland. Docquet Book, p. 71.
June 14. Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Allen, master of the ship Fortune, for discharge of seizure for having two strangers more than the Act allows. (Followed by : a second like reference dated July 25.) Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 166.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditor of the Receipt to take order from time to time that payment be made to the Duke of Norfolk of his creation money of 20l. per an. as Earl of Surrey (anciently paid by the sheriffs of Surrey and Sussex) and 40l. per an. as Duke of Norfolk (usually paid by the sheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk) : the Duke's acknowledgment to be a discharge to said sheriffs. Money Book (General) pp. 371-2.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal declaring and appointing that Sir John James and Robert Huntington (two of the Commissioners of and the present Receivers of Excise who have advanced and lent and propose to advance and lend from time to time for the king's urgent and immediate service several great sums of money upon tallies levied or to be levied on the Excise) shall receive just satisfaction for and be reimbursed out of the Excise all such sums with 6 per cent. interest until repayment thereof ; and further that all such tallies as are struck on the Excise and delivered to them for securing such moneys by them (or either of them) lent or advanced shall be reimbursed to them out of the Excise in course and according to the precedency of the dates of such tallies as shall be preferable before any other orders, tallies or warrants of after dates, excepting the quarterly payments to the Duke of York, pensions, allowances or salaries of Excise officers, interest money to the goldsmiths and others now settled on the Excise, interest of the money advanced by the present Farmers of Excise and the interest of the ordinary running cash in the Excise Office. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 28 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 175-6. Docquet Book, p. 74.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Sir William Darcy, as royal bounty : without account. (Money warrant dated June 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 176. Money Book (General) p. 380.
Privy seal directing no more money to be issued on the privy seal of 1674, Aug. 31, ut supra, Cal. Treasury Books IV. p. 577, (for application of the Greenwax money to the rebuilding of the Queen's and Duke of York's apartments in Windsor Castle), and the sign manual of 1674, Sept. 18, ut supra, ibid, p. 584, (for applying the receipts from the Queen's dowry for rebuilding, etc., in said Castle) for the repair of Windsor Castle ; and in lieu thereof appointing one moiety of the Greenwax money coming henceforth into the Exchequer to be paid to Sir Thomas Player, Kt., Chamberlain of the city of London, towards building St. Paul's Church until the time same shall be finished, and that the other moiety thereof and all Greenwax money now or hereafter in the Exchequer and all the money that is [in the Exchequer] or that shall come in [thither] of the Queen's portion, and all other moneys that shall be so directed by sign manual shall be issued to William Roberts for rebuildings and repairs at Windsor Castle respectively, ut supra : all by reason that the Bishop of London has petitioned for the application to such rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral of such moiety of Greenwax money "as well such as ariseth in our Court of King's Bench and paid into our Court there, and ought to be certified into our Court of Exchequer as those arising in all other our Courts, and there paid or ought to be certified there as aforesaid." (Royal warrant dated May 26 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 13 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrants dated July 12 to the Auditor of the Receipt for such issues to said Roberts and to Sir Thomas Player respectively for purposes as above : the issues to said Player to be without accompt.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 177-9, 153. Docquet Book, p. 72. Money Book (General) p. 394.
Privy seal to Treasurer Danby, etc., to discharge Richard Browne and George Gaunt and their estates of the sum of 120l., they being in 1666 and 1667 sub-farmers under Sir Samuel Starling, John Man and others then Farmers of Excise for Norfolk and Norwich, and the said sum having, without precedent, been assessed upon them for the profits of their office [sub-farm] towards the 1666 poll : it appearing that by reason of a lamentable contagion which in the said years, or one of them, happened in the said city the said sub-farmers and their agents were losers by their farm to the value of 500l. or thereabouts, but that they answered their rent to the Chief Farmers without abatement or defalcation : the Excise Commissioners conceiving "that taxing the said sub-farmers as aforesaid and returning the same into the Exchequer, was the first and only precedent of that nature and that the petitioners' case is very equitable." (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 19 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated June 23 to Sir Robert Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, to take care for such discharge accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 180. Docquet Book, p. 73. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 349.
Same to same for orders to be drawn in the name of Anthony Seger, gent., for discharge of 4,500l. out of the fourth [quarterly] payment of the Eighteen Months' Assessment without account (the same having been already paid [out by one of the Tellers] for the King's service as below) and also for 20l. for defraying the charges in passing the present privy seal : all by reason that in 1674, May 7, tallies were levied at the Receipt for 10,000l. upon the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados, to be paid to Major Edmund Andros upon account for the arrears due to the regiment late under Sir Tobias Bridges, and that on the 14th of the same May, Treasurer Danby did by warrant (in regard of the necessity there then was for the paying of such soldiers of the said regiment as were discharged) direct the issue of 4,500l. out of the Receipt for said purpose being moneys of the said Eighteen Months' Assessment, the Teller taking into his custody for his security tallies to that value as part of said 10,000l., until same should be reimbursed ; yet the Farmers of the said Four and a Half per cent. duty have not yet paid in the said money, and the said Teller stands still charged with said 4,500l. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 13 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated July 1 to the Receipt accordingly. The acquittance of said Segar to be a sufficient discharge to said Teller who is hereby directed to deliver up the tallies for said 4,500l. to said Segar to be disposed of for His Majesty's use as Treasurer Danby shall think fit.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 183. Docquet Book, p. 72. Money Book (General) pp. 385-6.
Money warrant for 25l. to the Earl of Marlborough for a quarter on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 387.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir John Osborne, Bart., Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer. Several convictions of Recusants are estreated into the Exchequer from several counties of England and Wales and delivered over into your office by schedule of Pipe for Recusants. You are hereby to cause several writs to be issued to the sheriffs of each county to seize into the king's hands two third parts of all the lands, tenements, hereditaments, leases and farms of Recusants in the said schedules of Pipe respectively named, and to reduce into severalty the said two third parts from the other third part thereof (leaving to every Recusant his chief mansion house as part of his third part) : the King having declared his pleasure to refuse the 20l. per month forfeited by every such Recusant for not coming to church and to accept such two [third] parts of such lands, etc., in lieu and full recompense thereof according to the statute of 3 James in that behalf. Said writs are to be returnable on the morrow of St. Martin next : "wherein you are to insert a clause expressing His Majesty's command that such two parts of Rescusants' lands, tenements, hereditaments, leases and farms which are already seized into His Majesty's hands by any inquisition to this purpose be not re-seized into His Majesty's hands till his royal pleasure be further known." Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 362.
June 15. Treasurer Danby to the Marquess of Worcester. I have had Mr. Coster before me for conveying 18 tons of timber out of Dean Forest. He says he bought from the Surveyor of Woods 40 tons of timber there for the use of the ironworks and Creed, a keeper, was to deliver same, and he supposed this 18 tons was part thereof. But in truth 56 tons were delivered. As I cannot, at this distance, discover the truth of it, pray examine this matter and punish the offenders, or report to me. Ibid, p. 341.
Warrant from same to the Attorney General to permit Richard Hughes, Deputy Collector and Customer at Aberdovey, to go on with the prosecution of the lead belonging to Henry Romsey (notwithstanding the former warrant to the contrary) it appearing that the ship on which said lead was laded was bound for Holland and not for the coast, and that the lead was fraudulently conveyed by night on board, and hidden under [some] Potters ore. Ibid, p. 342.
Treasurer Danby to [? the President of the Council] by way of report (upon the order of reference of the 2nd inst. under the hand of Sir Robt. Southwell) upon the order in Council of May 24 last. I have considered the table of rates appointed by the mayor and aldermen [of London] to be paid for tolls on several kind of goods, merchandizes and things therein mentioned as should be brought into or pass out of the channel from the Thames to Holborn Bridge. As advised by the Customs Commissioners in their report hereon, I do not think said rates will be prejudicial to the Customs, provided that this channel, nor any part thereof, be construed or deemed a lawful quay for shipping or landing goods. Ibid, p. 343.
[? June 15.] Entry of [Treasurer Danby's subscription of] the docquet of the King's assignation to Sir Robert Thomas of the manor or lordship of Flimston, [Flemingston] co. Glamorgan, as assigned to the King by Henry Sanderson. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 343.
June 15. Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their representation of the 12th inst. (1) Mr. Atkins, one of the sureties of George Pley, junr., collector of Lyme, has payed 1,200l. towards satisfaction of Pley's debt to the King, and Pley offers to pay in presently 300l. more, and to deposit a bond of Mr. Bullen Reimes for 500l. due to him. Certify me your opinion hereof. (2) I approve of your letter to Mr. Kirkby, riding surveyor for the North West Coasts, to be resident upon his station, with his salary and 6s. 8d. a day when travelling, as allowed in the case of Mr. Clement. (3) For saving charge to the King, James Vernon, collector of Liverpool and customer for Chester (of which port Liverpool is a member), is from Midsummer next to execute the place of collector of Liverpool for his salary as customer of Chester and his [Liverpool] fee of 40l. from that date is to cease, and [in lieu thereof] he is to have only 10l. per an. for a clerk, as in the case of Mr. Breton at Dover. (4) You have agreed with Sir John Shaw and the patent landwaiters [of London port] that said landwaiters shall do their duty and be put upon ships from the 24th of this month in like manner as the deputed landwaiters are, which will lessen the King's charge by so many 80l. per an., as the places of the commission landwaiters fall void, by death or otherwise. I approve hereof. (5) You have placed a tidesman at Cowes loco William Dawtree, disabled by age. You are to give Dawtree 10l. as a reward for his 13 years' honest behaviour. (6). You are to retrench the Queenborough smack (216l. per an. establishment) as follows, viz., instead thereof buy a boat for 6l. to be stationed at Rochester to guard the Medway from Rochester to Queenborough, with an allowance of 10l. for victualling ; for this service Mr. Yardly to be added to the boatmen established at Rochester, with 20l. per an. salary ; a small boat or yawl of about 4l. price to be bought for the service of Faversham port, and 20l. per an. established for a boatman or tidesman for her, there being none established for that port ; a yawl or boat of about 5l. price to be bought for the service of Queenborough and Richard Solomon, the present master of the Queenborough smack is to be commander, and be established as also waiter and searcher there with 40l. per an. ; one more man to be added to the Gravesend smack, which for victuals and wages will come to 26l. per an. ; 20l. more to be added to the 20l. per an. salary to the waiter and searcher at Margate, same to be for a horse and for taking care of the Isle of Thanet ; 15l. to be added to the 10l. per an. salary of the waiter at Ramsgate, to be for an able officer for the better guarding that port ; 10l. per an. to be added to the 20l. per an. salary of the waiter and searcher at Leigh ; John Smith the present waiter and searcher at Margate, and Robert Baker the waiter at Margate and searcher at Leigh are to be written to as to their unfitness before the above additions relating to them be placed on the establishment. (7) You are to pay Richard Hughs, deputy collector and customer at Aberdovey 5l. as an encouragement to him in the case of the seizure of Henry Romsy's lead there, same having been fraudulently shipped without payment of custom or leave given, as was pretended. Out Letters (Customs) III, pp. 166-9.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to make an allowance of a third part of the customs on defective wines belonging to George Pott, merchant, who on 1672, May 15, bought of the Commissioners for Prizes 20 small pipes of decayed Malaga wines "out of the ship St. Peter at 4l. 5s. 0d. per pipe or thereabouts [? and 14 pipes of Canary wine] out of the St. Peter of Fredrichstadt at the rate of 2l. 5s. 0d. per pipe or thereabouts" ; it appearing that the said 20 pipes were but 3¼ of full gauged pipes or butts (the pipes containing not above 100 gallons each butt, whereas other butts contain 126 gallons), and that John Digby who bought a parcel of said wines out of the St. Peter had an allowance of half custom : the said Pott's wines having been removed from the King's warehouse "upon a jealousy that the warehouse would fall" which upon examination proved not groundless. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 170-1.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report to Treasurer Danby on references lying before them "but especially that relating to the Fishery wherein his Lordship desires you to be as particular in your reasons as may be." Ibid, p. 172.
Money warrant for 1,710l. to Isaac Legouche, His Majesty's jeweller, viz., for a jewel of diamons of the value of 1,000l. to be presented to Monsieur Ruvigny, Envoy Extraordinary from France, and a pair of pendants of the value of 600l. to be given to his lady, and a ring of one stone of the value of 110l. for Monsieur Blancard, Secretary of the [said] embassy : as certified the 7th inst. by the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of the Household. Money Book (General) p. 372.
Same for 1,300l. to Sir Leoline Jenkins for a quarter's ordinary (June 11 inst. to Sept. 10 next) as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Nimuegen. Ibid, p. 373.