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June 1676, 16-30

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'Entry Book: June 1676, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 246-257. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80597 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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June 1676, 16-30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry Reference
June 16. Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 250l. to Mr. Packer for the use of [the works at] Audley End : to be paid out of the logwood farm and customs money. Ibid, p. 373.
Same to same to pay to Capt. Fry the 30l. to be brought in by the Customs Cashier : as by the late order therefor. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of the 12th inst. for 474l. to Andrew Lawrence for repair of the King's private ways : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Farmers' rents due Mar. 15 next. Ibid, p. 375.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of Thomas Bower's petition for a king's waiter's place, London, upon surrender of Samuell Phillips. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 169.
June 17. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat or particular of several parcels of ground as in a report annexed [missing] from the Surveyor General of Works [sic for Crown Lands] with a view to a lease thereof to Thomas Elliot for 99 years under the Exchequer seal at 3s. 4d. per an. : with a proviso for the King's reassuming same on paying moneys expended by the lessee in building or otherwise. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 344.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Earl Marischal, customs free, 26 pairs of sweet French gloves seized by Mr. Champion out of the pockets of his coachman as he drove his coach in the road wherein was the Lady Francis Howard. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 172.
Letter of direction upon 948l. 10s. 4d. in part of an order of April 4 last for 1,233l. 9s. 9d. to Lord Widdrington : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on Edward Arden, sede vacante Receiver of the bishopric of Durham. Money Book (General) p. 373.
Same on 1,666l. 13s. 4d. in further part of an order of 1675, July 12, for 8,000l. to Philip Packer for the ordinary of the Works : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Farmers' rent due in Sept. next. Ibid.
Same on 833l. 6s. 8d. in further part of an order of 1675, June 12, for 4,000l. to said Packer for extraordinaries of the Works : to be hereby paid as above. Ibid.
June 19. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer to swear Richard Lightfoot into his office of one of the seven Auditors of the Crown revenue as by his grant thereof 1666-7, Mar. 18, in reversion after Sir Edmond Sawyer, William Gwyn, William Hill, John Phelips, Sir Joseph Seymour, Richard Aldworth, Anthony Parsons, Humphrey Morice, and William Godolphin : the said Sir Edmond Sawyer being lately dead. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 344.
Same from same to the Attorney General for a noli prosequi upon any information against 29 large pictures on cloth, 3 small pictures in frames, 3 papers of Pomender, a parcel of paper prints, 2 silk waistcoats, a pair of drawers, and some gloves, fans and rings, which came from Leghorn in the Rebecca frigate, with the corpse of Sir John Dormer, deceased, and which are now claimed by his executor Robert Dormer for his own private use. Ibid, p. 345.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against Sir Robert Holmes who desires time for passing his account as Receiver General of Crown revenues of the Isle of Wight, several particulars relating thereto being now under consideration of the Master of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of the docquet of demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Greenway at the nomination of Samuel Jackson of two messuages and a brewery, co. Oxford, parcel of the tenements of Henry Mallory outlaw : at 1s. 8d. rent and fine of 3s. 4d. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, undated, of a discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the King from John Barlow, Esq., of Slebech, co. Pembroke. Docquet Book, p. 73.
Same of same, undated, of a warrant to the Exchequer to discharge William Denny, Rector of East Harling, Norfolk, of 40l., being his [Majesty's] part of 80l. imposed upon him at two several assizes for non residence at his parish according to the statute. Ibid, p. 74.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Prince Rupert the 227l. 10s. 0d. as by the warrant of the 9th inst. : same having been brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Money Book (General) p. 373.
Same to same to issue to Lord Frescheville in part of his warrant of April 21 last, the 38l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer (for one quarter of his pension of 152l. per an.) Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 70.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise for 100l. to to the Ministers of the Isle of Man for one year to Lady day last as by the dormant warrant of 1675, May 27. Money Book (General) p. 374. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 71.
Money warrant for 12l. 3s. 4d. to William Bedborough for one year one his fee as Stable Keeper at Hampton Court. Money Book (General) p. 374.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay to Aubrey Porter for one quarter on his allowance as Page of Honour to the King the 30l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir William Roberts of Willesden, co. Midd. Ibid.
June 20. John Tooker and John Salmon desire that no grant may pass to Geo. Long or any other of certain coal mines called Plummers and Perthill in the King's manor of Stratton super Fosse, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall till notice be given to Mr. Brent : they having a petition depending before the Lord Treasurer. Caveat Book, p. 20.
Sir Francis Anderson, now mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, having pretensions to the arrears of poll in co. Northumberland by promise, prays he may be heard before any other obtain a grant of it : and that notice may be given to him or Mr. William Christian. Ibid.
Money warrant for 7,000l. to Phillip Packer for one year's allowance from April 1 last [on the ordinary of the Works] for his Majesty's palaces, etc., and 3,000l. for same on the extraordinaries. Money Book (General) p. 374.
Same for 7,500l. to Sir Edward Griffin for one quarter on the establishment of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid.
June 21. Charles Bertie to cousin Sir Robert Howard to pay the 2,278l. 7s. for one year's pay due to the two Companies of Foot in the Leeward Islands and the 700l. for one year's pay to (Col. Stapleton) the Governor of said Islands : the Customs Cashier having brought said sums into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 374.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 3,315l. on any unsatisfied orders in the name of Sir Edward Griffin as Treasurer of the Chamber : to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney Farmers' rent due in Sept., 1677. Ibid.
June 22
(altered from May 10).
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay to Charles Bertie for Treasurer Danby himself what has grown due on the 20s. by the day anciently allowed to the Lord High Treasurer of England and paid from time to time out of the Customs. Ibid, p. 346.
June 23. Privy seal for payment of several sums of money to the attendants on the Committee for Trade and Plantations, viz., 400l. per an. to the Clerks of the Privy Council attending said Council of Trade, 150l. per an. to Mr. Blathwaite, 100l. per an. to two clerks and all extraordinaries [to be paid as appear] upon accounts [thereof to be made and] attested by the said Committee : all to be paid quarterly, the first payment thereof to be made at Midsummer next : (and according to the same proportions to pay to Sir Robert Southwell for his attendance and disbursements on this service and for two clerks so much and for so long as shall be certified by the said Committee that he and they have served since 1674 (1675), Dec. 25, when the Commission to the late Council of Trade (our late Council of Trade and Plantations) determined ; and also to Mr. Blathwaite after the rate of 37l. 10s. 0d. the quarter from Sept. 29 last, at which time he entered into this service : all the said sums to be received without account). The preamble to the privy seal recites that in Dec., 1674, the King revoked the Commission of the Council of Trade and Foreign Plantations and did direct that all books and papers relating to that service should be lodged amongst the records of the Privy Council, ordering and directing a select Committee of the [Privy Council] Board to attend diligently on the prosecution of that business : and that on a reference to the said Committee of Trade and Plantations (by order of Council of Mar. 22 last) of the petition of Sir Robert Southwell for reward for his pains (he having by the king's command constantly attended that business and also laid out several sums of money therein) a report was made May 3 last, viz., from the Lord Chancellor, Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Ormonde, Earls of Bridgewater, Carlisle and Craven, Secretary Coventry, and Secretary Williamson) advising allowances as above : which said report was read and approved in Council on the said May 3. (Royal warrant date June 9 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 28 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V pp. 172, 207-8. Docquet Book, pp. 74-5.
Cave that no grant of or discharge for any sums of money accruing to the king by debt, forfeiture or fine for receiving any pretended duty of anchorage in the Downs or thereabouts pass to any person without notice given to Sir Richard Wiseman ; his Majesty having already disposed the same. Caveat Book, p. 20.
Letter of direction on 1,000l. in part of an order for 1,300l. to Lord Berkeley for a quarter's ordinary to July 7 next : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due Sept. next. Money Book (General) p. 375.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies of assignment on Sir Thomas Fanshaw (his Majesty's Coroner and Attorney in the King's Bench) for 70l. to Joseph Roberts : the said Roberts, with William Porter, Henry Mason and Richard Ellis having been convicted upon the statute made against riots by the view and record of two Justices of the Peace and the sheriff of Canterbury for being present and acting at a riding, etc., ut supra, p. 126. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Bignell for half a year on his fee of 3l. 6s. 8d. per month as Yeoman Pricker of his Majesty's Privy Harriers. Ibid, p. 376.
Same for 105l. to the Marquess of Worcester as Constable of Dean Forest to be disposed of by him thus, viz., 50l. to the supervisor or conservator thereof for half a year's salary or allowance to Lady day last and 55l. for the like to the six keepers for their salaries and for repair of the fences and inclosures there. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir John Shaw to swear Stephen Pyend into office as a deputy king's waiter, London port, in the place of Abraham Watson, deceased, viz., as deputy to Joseph Jordan son of Sir Joseph Jordan by reason of the nonage of said Joseph. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 346.
Same from same to Auditor John Philipps to take the accounts from the sureties of John Watts, Receiver of Crown Revenues in London, Middlesex, Essex and Herts who has withdrawn himself from his duty and is gone beyond the seas, or otherwise absconds, so that he cannot be brought to account ; and to declare same in the usual way when made up, and meanwhile to stay process against said sureties : but if said sureties refuse or neglect to make up said accounts, then process to issue. Ibid, p. 347.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of the docquet of demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer Seal to Samuel Staples at the nomination of John Harrison of a mill, etc., co. Stafford, parcel of the lands, etc., of Phillipp Weston, outlaw : at the rent of 4d. per an. and fine of 8d. Ibid, p. 348.
Same of same to Richard Peard and Thomas Peard of the mediety of the capital messuage and divers lands and closes, co. Devon, parcel of the lands, etc., of Balthazar Bear, gent. ; outlaw : at the yearly rent of 13s. 10d. and fine of 9s. 8d. Ibid.
Same of same to William Rawe, gent., of a messuage and divers acres of land in the parish of Sheviock, co. Cornwall, parcel of the lands, etc., of John Wallis, outlaw, at the yearly rent of 4s. and fine of 8s. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the bill of disbursements by Sigismund Trafford, as sheriff of Lincoln for the year ended 1675, Mich., viz., 20l. 10s. 0d. for the Lent assizes (allowed by Sir Ro. Atkyns) and 20l. for the summer assizes (allowed by Baron Thurland) and 20l. for apprehending felons within his time of shrievalty : as certified by John Hatcher, Tho. Ellis and Fran. Wingfeild, Justices of Peace for co. Lincoln. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 348.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of several rents issuing out of divers lands and manors, co. Devon, amounting to about 21l. per an., with a view to a lease thereof to William Scawen, Vice-Warden of the Stannaries.
Prefixing : Said Surveyor's report on said Scawen's petition for same, advising a grant for 31 years, reserving a moiety of the rent, amounting to 10l. 10s. 0d., and a moiety of the reliefs and at a fine of 100l.
Ibid, p. 350.
Same from same to same for a same of seven several reversions of tenements within Bucklawren, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to a lease thereof to John Hearle, same having been granted to Henry Seymour for three lives.
Prefixing : Report as above on said John Hearle's petition for same. For the tenement called Overbodiga he shall pay a fine of 20l. for exchanging the two lives in reversion and 45l. for taking off the increased rent of 9l. for two lives after one, the old rent being 1l. 12s. 6d. For Pollescart a fine of 20l. for exchanging two lives and 50l. for taking off the increased rent of 10l., the old rent being 1l. 15s. 0d. For Bucklawren 50l. and 25l. similarly respectively, the old rent being 4l. 7s. 4d. For Over Treveria 26l. 13s. 4d. and 25l. similarly respectively, the increased rent being 5l. and the old rent 1l. 8s. 6d. For two tenements in Nether Treveria 26l. 13s. 4d. and 60l. similarly respectively, the increased rent being 12l. and the old rent 2l. 8s. 5¼. For Bodriga 50l. and 15l. similarly respectively, the increased rent being 5l. and the old rent 1l. 12s. 6d. For Bucklawren 10l. and 20l. similarly respectively, the increased rent being 10l. and the old rent 2l. 5s. 0d. (Total of the fines for renewing the estates 203l. 6s. 8d. Total of ditto for taking off the increased rents, 340l.)
Ibid, pp. 350-1.
Same from same to same for a same of a tenement in the manor of Grediow, co. Cornwall, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to a new lease thereof to William Brown for a fine of 88l. for a new lease for three lives and rent of 6l. per an.
Prefixing : Report as above on said William Browne's petition for same.
Ibid, p. 351.
Same from same to same for a same of the office of Havenor of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to adding a third life in the grant thereof to Sir William Morrice and his eldest son (said third life to be said Sir William's grandson William Morrice) at the rent of 30l. and fine of 200l.
Prefixing : Report as above on said Sir William Morrice's petition for same.
Ibid.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Governors, etc., of the Mineral and Battery Work : the said Commissioners to consider the several statutes relating to the prohibition of foreign wire, and why the same is now permitted to be imported as petitioners allege. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 172.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to same to permit the re-shipment, customs free, on some English-built ship bound for Hamburg, of the goods as in a paper annexed [missing] being the proper goods of the Count and Countess of Conningsmarke lately arrived from France on board the ship Hope from Rouen, with intention to be transported to Hamburg : all on the application of Henry Walter, servant to said Count. Ibid.
June 24. Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe. The residents and principal inhabitants of the Isle of Sheppey in Dec. last petitioned the King in Council representing that time out of mind the king has had a leet or law day at Kingborough in said Isle at Whitmonday yearly, for choosing officers, making orders and taxing lands within said isle for repair of his Majesty's ferry and ferry boat and the ways thereto belonging for carrying persons from Sherness fort to said isle or otherwise : that as there has been no patent granted of the stewardship of said leet either by the king or his predecessors, divers differences have happened about the election of the Steward, and at the last law day the resiants divided into two parties and chose two stewards and two constables, upon which there has been an appeal to the Quarter Sessions which was thence (for the difficulty thereof) referred to the Judge of Assize, who did not determine the matter, but gave an opinion that both elections were void : so that upon failure of justice, many suits and inconveniences were like to happen. They therefore pray the King to grant said Leet under some rent to a certain person in trust for the resiants there which is the only expedient to prevent such differences. Hereupon the King Dec. 3 last, referred it to the Attorney General, who reported May 10 last advising the king to constitute a steward of said leet during his life under some small rent as the profit of said office is very small. On reading said report, and a certificate from the most substantial occupiers and ancient jury men of the court called Kingsborough in the Isle of Sheppey (representing Peter Theobald, gent., as a fit person to be steward thereof) it was ordered by the King in Council, May 17 last, that Sir John Ernle [should inquire of Theobald's fitness and advise as to such rent]. Said Ernle is satisfied as to such fitness, and advises 6s. 8d. per an. as rent. You are therefore hereby to make out a grant of said stewardship to said Theobald for life at said rent. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 387-90.
June 26. Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to cause blank [ships'] passes to be printed and dispersed among the officers of those out ports appointed for the issuing of passes by the late rules (ut supra, p. 183) and to report why Portsmouth is not named in the list of such outports so appointed.
Prefixing : Order of the King in Council dated June 9 to the above effect.
Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 173.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's agreement with (by way of report to the king on) the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on behalf of the Earl of Carlingford "that his Majesty would be pleased to grant him" 500l. per an. for life from Lady day next to be placed upon the present and future establishment of Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 349.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 5,000l. on the Excise to be paid to himself [Bertie for secret service] : by dormant warrant. Money Book (General) p. 376.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay Richard Gregory, the Lord Treasurer's messenger [last] June 24, quarter's salary. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Henry Slingsby, Master of the Mint, the 6,000l. resting due upon an order of 10,000l. in his name dated 1674, July 31, and payable out of the Coinage duty. Ibid.
June 27. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to pass, customs free, the powder, match and other ammunition in the schedule annexed [missing] laden on the Hound flyboat and designed for the king's service in Ireland pursuant to a warrant of the Privy Council. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 173.
[?] Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Sutton for leave to lade 56 guns, 100 barrels of powder and other small provisions on board certain Swedish ships at Queenborough. Ibid.
June 27. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay forthwith 750l. to the Duke of Lauderdale in part of his pension : "notwithstanding any restriction." Money Book (General) p. 376.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Robert Bertie for one quarter on his pension the 10l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 377.
June 28. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the king's Remembrancer to supersede process against Richard Churchill, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Somerset and Bristol, who owes 300l. thereon, which he alleges to have returned to Sir Robt. Vyner to pay same into the Exchequer to discharge his account. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 352.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the scite of the manor of Kirton in Lindsey, co. Lincoln, and the tithes thereof, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to a renewal of lease thereof to Rawson, son of Theophilus Hart, deceased, viz., at a fine of 160l. and the old rents of 15l. and 6s.
Prefixing : Said Surveyor General's report on said Hart's petition for same.
Ibid.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against Sir William Doyly, Kt., Receiver of Hearthmoney for Surrey and Southwark, who is still charged with 871l., etc., ut supra, p. 151. Ibid, pp. 352-3.
Same from same to same for the like against Robt. Bignall, late collector of Customs, Faversham port, who is indebted 200l. to the king thereon his relict Mary Bignall having petitioned representing the insufficiency of his estate to meet said debt and that the prosecution of his sureties will draw them to fall on her to her utter ruin : all with a view to the Lord Treasurer being informed by the Customs Commissioners as to the truth of the case. Ibid, p. 353.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Francis Godfrey, gent, of the office of Customer of Lynn Regis, in reversion after Richard Godfrey, and with the yearly fee of 62l. 7s. 10d. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 7 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 185-6. Docquet Book, p. 77.
Same to same for a same for a grant to John Ferrour (Terrour) of the office of Comptroller of Lynn Regis port on the surrender by John Anguish, gent. : with the fee of 15l. 4s. 4d. per an. (Docquet ut supra). (See infra under date Aug. 22.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 186. Docquet Book p. 77.
Same to the Attorney General for a great seal as follows : Sir John Griffith, Kt., Nathaniel Curson, Arthur Fleetwood, Michaell Brighouse, Robert Ryves and Charles Ryves, Commissioners for Wine Licences, have proposed and agreed to advance and lend to us for our urgent and immediate service 20,000l. upon tallies levied and to be levied on said Wine Licences and to manage and govern the whole affair of making and letting the said licences and bringing in the revenue arising thereby with less charge and more advantage to us than heretofore hath been done if we would condescend and direct that the cash now remaining in the hands of the late Commissioners of Wine Licences may be applied to the payment and discharge of such tallies as are already struck upon the same, and that the said Griffith et al, as above, be commissionated for that purpose, and be at liberty to employ such clerks and other officers in that service as they shall think fit : which proposal being presented to us by Treasurer Danby we have agreed thereunto and look upon the same as an acceptable service unto us, and we have already caused a commission to be issued to them to execute all the powers given by any Act of Parliament relating to that revenue and with the yearly fee or salary of 200l. per an. each. To the end the said proposal and agreement may be fully completed, and that they may be be secured repayment of their 20,000l. with 6 per cent. interest, it is hereby declared and commanded that they shall be reimbursed said 20,000l. with 6 per cent. interest until repayment thereof out of the said Wine Licence revenue in manner following : viz., that all and every tally and tallies already struck and to be struck on said revenue and delivered to said Griffith et al as or for security of their 20,000l. or of any part thereof or of any other sum to be by them advanced or lent upon the security of such tallies, shall be reimbursed to them out of the Wine Licence revenue by their own hands or by the hands of the Commissioners, Treasurers or Receivers of said revenue for the time being in course and according to the precedency of the dates of such tallies, and shall be preferable and preferred before any other payments to be made out of said revenue by any order, tally or warrant of any after date (except sums [2,000l. per an. as below] for salaries and management of said revenue and interest to persons who have already tallies struck on said revenue and interest to said Griffith et al themselves). It is hereby further ordered that in the first place 2,000l. [per an.] be paid to said Griffith et al for their own and other salaries and incidents of said revenue (they hereby covenanting to discharge all such salaries out of same, and to acquit the Crown thereof). They (or their survivors) are further hereby empowered to appoint or to alter and displace such persons as they find fit and necessary to be employed, etc., under them in the management of said revenue. "And we do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Sir John Griffith, etc., that due payment shall be made to them of the said 20,000l. and all other moneys to be advanced by them as aforesaid with the interest of the same ; and that if (before such repayment) the number of Commissioners be lessened, then the vacancy shall be filled by their nomination and our approval. Nevertheless the Lord Treasurer to cause a strict account or inspection of the receipts of said revenue to be made and given every three months by said Commissioners before one of the auditors of the revenue.
Subscribed : By the Attorney General, "I have perused and approve this form" [Sir] W. Jones. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 4 of docquet hereof.)
King's Warrant Book V. pp. 187-9. Docquet Book, p. 76.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General [for a great seal] for a commission to abovesaid Sir John Griffith, Nathaniel Curson, Arthur Fleetwood, Michael Brighouse, Robert Ryves and Charles Ryves as Wine Licence Commissioners (Commissioners and Agents for granting licences for the selling and uttering by retail all and every or any kind of wine) to grant such licences under the seal of said office ("which in that behalf is appointed to be our crest of arms with three bunches of grapes under the same") for such yearly rents without fine and for such time and term as the Lord Treasurer shall direct, and to receive and sue for said rents, paying the receipts therefrom into the Exchequer except so much as may amount to salaries and incidents not exceeding 2,000l. per an. : observing the Lord Treasurer's directions in your employment : with the salary of 200l. each and 800l. for officers and incidents payable as from the 24th inst. (Attorney General's subscription as above. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 4 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 196-9. Docquet Book p. 76.
Same [to the Clerk of the Signet] for a privy seal for 726l. 5s. 0d. to George Faunt, Esq. without account as royal bounty. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 12 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated July 21 hereon. This money warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 13.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 189. Docquet Book, p. 80. Money Book (General) p. 407.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Anne Laughorne (Lady Laughorne) relict of Major Genl. Laughorne : without account as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated July 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 189. Money Book (General) p. 395.
Privy seal for 10,000l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to be issued in such sums and proportions as the Lord Treasurer shall direct : and to be employed for the repairs of the Mews, stables and buildings thereto belonging : same being at present in great decay and the repairs very difficult and require good advice and judgment [wherefore] "we have thought most expedient and conducing to our service that the repairs and buildings of our Mews and Stables shall from henceforth be put into the charge of the officers of our Works for the more substantial and sufficient repairs of the same from time to time, and the sums of money needful for the same be issued and paid to the Paymaster of our Works, that the account thereof be more regularly kept and passed as the other works are by the establishment of that Office" [all which is hereby ordered] and that the former way and course for performing the said repairs by the surveyors of our Mews and Stables do from henceforth cease and be superseded. (Royal warrant dated May 24 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 19 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 191-2, 152. Docquet Book, p. 74.
Charles Bertie to the Commissioners and [to the] Receivers of Excise to forthwith advance and pay to the Duchess of Portsmouth 1,300l. "for which I will take care to give you a regular discharge." Money Book (General) p. 377.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 400l. to the Bishop of Sarum for half a year to the 24th inst. for the Poor Knights and Officers of the Garter, "notwithstanding any former order or restriction to the contrary." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a tally on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tally) for 125l. in part of Lord Byron's pension. Ibid.
Same to same to pay to Mr. Adderley, Clerk of the Peace for Middlesex, the 87l. 18s. 4d. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to same to pay to the King's Drummer and Fife Player 51l. 11s. 3d. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) for a quarter on their respective fees and liveries in pursuance of the warrant of May 5 last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 52,500l. to Lemuell Kingdon for pay of the Guards, Garrisons and incidents for three months July 1 next to Oct. 1 next : viz., 26,000l. thereof out of the Exchequer and 26,500l. thereof by tallies on the Excise. Ibid, p. 378.
Same for 50l. to Samuel Roper who was employed as Clerk to the Commissioners for seizing two-thirds of the real estate of convicted Recusants in the North Riding of Yorkshire : being for his pains and expenses in writing over schedules, drawing up returns, attending the [said] Commissioners at the places of their abode to get returns signed by them, etc. : as is certified by said Commissioners, by the judges who last went the Northern Circuit and by the Attorney General. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of the 17th inst. for 100l. to Nathaniell Bradley : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies by moieties on the Hearthmoney Farmers' rent due in Sept. next and March next respectively. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office detailed. (Total 2,017l. 10s. 0d.) Money Book (General) p. 379.
Money warrant for 18,000l. to Baptist May for the Privy Purse : in part of the privy seal of 1675, June 30 for 38,000l. to same for same : on which privy seal orders for 20,000l. have been formerly drawn. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to the Bishop of Chester for half a year to Lady day last of the pension to such four ministers called the King's Preachers in co. Lancs, as the said Bishop shall nominate. Ibid.
Same for 500l. for half a year of Lady Fisher's pension. Ibid.
Same for 2,065l. [sic] to Sir William Godolphin, Ambassador to Spain, for two bills of extraordinaries (the one 1672-3, Jan. 10, to 1674, April 1, amounting to 280l. [sic], the other 1674, April 1, to 1675, Dec. 1, amounting to 785l. [sic]). Ibid, p. 380.
June 29 Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Christopher Barker 12l. 10s. 0d. for a quarter's fee as one of his Majesty's falconers : to be paid out of the money remaining in the Exchequer upon account of proffers. Ibid, p. 377.
Same to same to pay 89l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to Sir Phillip Musgrave for 178 days of his fee of 10s. a day as Governor of Carlisle Castle : as by the warrant of May 25 last. Ibid, p. 378.
June 30. Privy seal to settle the payment of a tally for 6,620l. for Ralph Montagu for his extraordinaries in his late embassy to France : same (being formerly to be paid by tally on Alderman Backwell struck 1674, Oct. 22, on the second payment to be made of the Dutch patacons, on which tally no money has been paid, as appears by a certificate of said Backwell : the said second payment being yet unpaid by the States General) is to be hereby paid out of the Hearthmoney with 6 per cent. interest from the 24th inst., viz., one moiety out of the Hearthmoney [Farmers'] rent payable 1677, Sept. 19, and the other moiety with the like interest out of the like, payable 1677-8, Mar. 15. (Royal warrant dated June 29 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated ? 1 July of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant July 7 to the Receipt accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 190, 184. Docquet Book, p. 75. Money Book (General) p. 388.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 750l. to the Queen's Dressers for a quarter on their pensions ; 500l. to the Maids of Honour for half a year on their pensions and 50l. to Mris. Swan another of the Maids of Honour for a quarter on her pension ; 50l. to Lady Sanderson for same ; and 30l. to Mr. Wroth, one of his Majesty's Pages of Honour for same : in all 1,380l. : to be paid out of the money lately brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier : and all in pursuance of their several warrants. Money Book (General) p. 380.