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'Entry Book: July 1676, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 258-274. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80598 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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July 1676, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 1. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for process of distringas ad computandum against Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Denis Gawden, Josiah Child, Thomas Papillon and Benjamin Gawden, late victuallers of the Navy, who ought to have accompted long since. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 353.
Same from same to [Mr. Bland]. There are sundry rents, tenths, pensions, portions, fines, amerciaments, heriots, reliefs and arrearages of rent and other profits which stand charged before the several Auditors of the Exchequer, and are due to the King according as they are estreated to you from the said auditors, or under the hands of said auditors or the Receivers or Collectors thereof in divers schedules by them subscribed. You are hereby to repair to the several persons chargeable with any such debts, and to levy same by distress. And forasmuch as divers tenants chargeable with rents, services, herriots, reliefs and amerciaments within the collection of bailiffs, reeves and other officers have refused to pay same, to the decay of "his Highness's" revenue and the great loss of said accomptants who have desired the aid of the King's servants to levy same you are hereby to so assist all such officers by levying by distress or arresting resisters and refusers and bring them before me or deliver them to the sheriff to remain in gaol without bail. Ibid, pp. 356-7.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to the Earl of Bath for half a year of his pension as First Gentleman of the Bedchamber "notwithstanding any former restriction." Money Book (General) p. 380.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 40l. to Richard Blanchard, Clerk of the Peace for the East Riding of Yorkshire, for his pains in prosecuting the conviction of Recusants. Ibid, p. 381.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Bevis Lloyd, Receiver General of Crown Revenues in South Wales, to pay to Thomas Lloyd 106l. 13s. 4d. (already levied) and 46l. 13s. 4d. (in process, to be levied) the first said sum having been paid by Nicholas Rock, Esq., sheriff of Pembroke, upon his account for the year ended 1675, Mich., viz., 100l. imposed upon Thomas Jones of Kilgerran, co. Pembroke, and 6l. 13s. 4d. imposed upon David Parry, of the same, for a certain riot, rout, unlawful assembly, assault and false imprisonment, of which they were convicted ; and the latter sum representing several fines more of 6l. 13s. 4d. each, imposed upon Rice Parry, Edw. Emanuel, Llewellen Jones, Stephen Harry, Robt. Harry, Morgan Thomas, and Geo. Francis of the same, amounting to 36l. 13s. 4d., which the said sheriff has nichilled upon his account, whereon process is issued forth. Ibid.
Money warrant for 375l. to the Earl of Bath for half a quarter on his several pensions of 1,000l. per an. as Groom of the Stole and 2,000l. per an. as First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Ibid, p. 382.
Same for 40,000l. to George Wharton to complete the 100,000l. imprest for the Ordnance as by the privy seal of 1674, Oct. 31. Ibid.
Money warrant for 800l. and 230l. to Isaac Legouch for a jewel of diamonds to be presented to Baron Sparr, ambassador from Sweden, who has taken leave of his Majesty ; and for a diamond ring which has been given to Monsieur Spanheim, Envoy from the Elector Palatine ; as by the certificate of the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain, dated June 28 last. Money Book (General) p. 385.
Same for 1,000l. to same for a jewel of diamonds to be presented to Don Pedro de Ronquillio, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Spain, who is to take his leave of his Majesty very suddenly : as by the Lord Chamberlain's certificate of June 25 last. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for orders for 10,075l. 18s. 8d. to Simon Smith in part of 12,075l. 19s. 8d. ut supra, pp. 192-5 : 12,014l. 12s. 9d. thereof to be satisfied by tallies on said Smith on his Hearthmoney accounts, and 61l. 6s. 11d. remainder thereof to be paid out of any moneys in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 386.
Money warrant for 47l. 10s. 0d. to Sackville Whittle for a quarter on his fee of 40l. per an. and annuity of 150l. as one of his Majesty's chirurgeons. Ibid, p. 388.
Same for 64l. 3s. 4d. to Richard Wiseman, Esq., for same on his several fees of 80l. per an., 40 marks per an. and pension of 150l. per an. as one of his Majesty's serjeant surgeons. Ibid.
Same for 64l. 3s. 4d. to Richard Pile for same on same as same. Ibid.
Same for 35l. to James Peirce for same on his fee of 40l. per an. and annuity of 100l. as one of his Majesty's chirurgeons. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a discharge to Dame Philadelphia Clerke and the heirs, etc., of Sir Jno. Clerke, her late husband, deceased, of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from said Sir Jno. Clerke. Docquet Book, p. 75.
July 3. Charles Bertie to [the Customs Commissioners] to employ the bearer hereof, Francis Barnwall, as a tidesman extraordinary, and, on a vacancy, as a tidesman in fee : ("recommended by Mr. Peregrine Bertie"). Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 174.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 1,000l. in further part of an order of Mar. 7 last for 10,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service : to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. next. Money Book (General) p. 381.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for a tally on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tally) for 62l. 10s. 0d. for a half quarter to June 24 last, on Sir William Killegrew's pension. Ibid.
Same to same to pay to Lady Windham, for last Xmas quarter on her pension, the 100l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 382.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 1,000l. for last June 24 quarter on Prince Rupert's pension. (Same to the Customs Cashier dated July 9 to pay said 1,000l. on delivery of said tally and 500l. for same quarter on another of Prince Rupert's pensions.) Money Book (General) p. 382.
Same to same for tallies for 300l. (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies for 300l.) to Sir Francis Windham for half a year to June 24 last on his pension. Ibid.
Same to the Receivers of Excise to pay 500l. to Mr. Growndes ; which sum Treasurer Danby "will take care shall be made good to you by a regular discharge." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a tally for 500l. for a moiety of last Midsummer quarter of the Lord Chancellor's pension : "pursuant to the late order of Council for retrenchments." Ibid, p. 384.
Letter of direction on an order of June 19 last for 1,710l. to Mr. Legouch : same to be hereby paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due Sept. 19 next. Ibid.
July 4. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 2,500l. to the Duke of Monmouth (for one quarter due upon an order of June 2 last, for 5,000l. for the Stables) ; and 1,200l. (in full, of an order of same date for moneys expended for his Majesty's service) : to be paid out of so much brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Customs for 3,660l. for New Year's gifts in full of an order in said C. Bertie's name, dated June 12 last. Ibid.
Same to same to pay to said Charles Bertie (on the 10,000l. privy seal in his name for secret service) the 500l. which the Customs Cashier has brought into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise for 5,000l. to said Charles Bertie in full of the order of June 28 last [for secret service]. Ibid.
Same to same to pay (out of the remaining part of the 1,500l. to be paid in by the late Farmers of the Law Duty), 250l. to John Evelyn for a quarter of his salary to 1674, Michaelmas, as one of the late Commissioners for Foreign Plantations. Ibid.
Same to same to pay to Sir William Temple for a quarter's ordinary, due May 26 last, the 1,300l. brought into the Exchequer [by the Customs Cashier]. Ibid.
Money warrant for 45l. 10s. 0d., 200l. and 90l. to Thomas Felton and William Chiffinch being for last June 24 quarter on, respectively, the fee of 10s. a day, allowances of 800l. per an. and 30l. per month. Money Book (General) p. 385.
Same for 1,300l. to Sir William Godolphin, Kt., for 13 weeks' ordinary, Mar. 29 last to June 29 last as Ambassador to Spain. Ibid, p. 387.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. for half a quarter of the Countess of Brentford's pension of 500l. per an. Ibid.
[?] Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 2,000l. a week to the Forces upon their order for 26,000l. upon the Exchequer in general : to be paid by tallies on the Excise for the remainder of said order. Ibid.
[?] Same to same to pay 20l. to Thomas Bignell, yeoman pricker of the King's privy harriers. Ibid.
July 4. Money warrant for 20l. to the Duke of Monmouth for one year's creation money as Earl of Doncaster. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 40l. to abovesaid Duke for one year's same as Duke. Ibid.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to suspend process against Cornewall Bradshaw, Esq., late Receiver of Hearthmoney for London and Westminster, he having petitioned the King for certain allowances. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 354.
June 4, [erratum for July 4]. Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the petition of Capt. Alexander Mackenyie to be refunded the 515l. 0s. 6d. which he paid for his ransom as follows. I am ready to order payment thereof as soon as I shall receive your Majesty's direction therein.
Prefixing : (a) said Makennyie's petition to the King. Has always faithfully served the King. In that unfortunate engagement against the Moors in Barbary, Sept. 19 last, had several wounds, his horse killed under him and all those under his command slain, was taken prisoner and so kept for several months. Was carried 20 days' journey into the country before the Emperor Muley Ismael, and contracted with said Emperor for his ransom 400 guns each seven spans long, to be delivered Aug. 15 next, for which the English merchants there are his security, and the rest of the ransom referred to Alcade Marino, Governor of Sallee. Notwithstanding his agreement with the said Alcade for 1,000 pieces of eight, yet before he could obtain his liberty he was forced to pay and secure to be paid the sums as follows, besides the loss of his horses and equipage in the said engagement, and the charge of his voyage to London. Therefore prays the King to give order for the said guns, and for payment of 515l. 0s. 6d., and for compensation for said equipage, etc.
(b) order of reference dated June 16 hereon.
(c) particulars of charge of ransom :
Ibid, 354-6.
£ s. d.
By contract with the Emperor Muley Ismaell 400 guns, seven spans long, to be delivered before 15 Aug., 1676.
The rest referred to Alcade Marino, to whom paid by the first agreement 1,000 pieces of eight, which at 4s 6d. each, amounts to 225 0 0
The Tituasmers informing the Viceroy that the Emperor was misinformed, and that petitioner was able to give a greater sum : upon the second agreement Mr. Graves paid 600 pieces of eight more which at 4s. 6d., amounts to 135 0 0
To Alcade Abderman de la Mare for keeping him out of the Massamour and chains as a present, 100 pieces of eight 22 10 0
To Alcade Muscho St. Diago, governor of Tetuan, 100 pieces of eight for keeping him from the Massamour and chains 22 10 0
Gifts given to several others, 100 pieces of eight 22 10 0
To 1,124 milreis given to several persons, which amounts unto 200 pieces of eight, as by Mr. Graves' account 45 0 0
To exchange of money at 9 per cent., being for 2,100 pieces of eight, which comes to 189 pieces of eight, which at 4s. 6d. per piece, amounts to 42 10 6
515 0 6
besides the losses of his horses and equipage, and the great charges he has and must be at since his parting from and return to Tangier.
July 4. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Covell as a waiter at Bridlington loco George Harrison, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 174.
Sir Francis Leeke, Governor of Gravesend [fort], prays that no further progress may be made in passing the lease to Mr. Raifes of the ground which he [Leake] says belongs to the fort, till he be heard as to his claim to the said ground as Governor. Caveat Book, p. 20.
[?] Cave that Samuel Phillips "a patent waiter of the Customs in this port" [London] procure no grant upon sale or surrender of his office without notice given to Mr. Ellis Lloyd, of the Inner Temple, who by patent has now the immediate reversion upon the next vacancy. Ibid.
July 5. Reference to the Customs Commissioners of Henry Minchard's answer to the Customs Commissioners' objections against farming the duty of lobsters imported for ten years. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 181.
Same to same of the petition of John Johnson, Collector at Hythe, Kent, praying to be removed to some better place in another port, or to have his salary increased. Ibid.
Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Danby of William Robinson, Richard Wing, and James Mott to search for uncustomed and prohibited goods at any time before the 13th inst : they to bring any seizure into the Customs warehouse, London, or the outports. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 175.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay a moiety of a quarter's salary to Mr. Newport and Mr. Darcy "out of such money as shall be paid into the Receipt for that purpose." Money Book (General) p. 385.
Same to same for tallies for a quarter of the Queen's pension on the Excise : and for the same quarterly in future. Ibid.
Money warrant for 14,300l. to Samuel Pepys for a quarter ended June 30 last for pay of the garrison of Tangier. Ibid.
July 6. Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Perin, praying to be admitted to a subsearcher's place upon a patent from Charles I. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 174.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to same to pass, customs free, the goods of Baron Sparr, ambassador from Sweden, he being upon his departure. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for last Midsummer quarter on the pension of the Earl and Countess of Bristol. In the margin : [to be paid in] full, by direction. Money Book (General) p. 387.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 13l. to Roger Charnock for last June 24 quarter's salary as a king's waiter London port. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 50l. to Dr. Troutbeck for a quarter on his pension of 200l. per an. "and carries on his payment by the late order of Council for suspension until Midsummer last." Ibid.
Same to same to pay 50l. (brought into the Exchequer for this purpose) to Mrs. Broughton (now Lady Craven) upon her pension of 200l. per an. "which is for a quarter of her said pension payable by the late order of Council for suspensions within the first half year of the time mentioned within the said order." Ibid.
Same to same for tallies for 187l. 10s. 0d. (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay same) for Visct. Ranelagh, and 125l. for Lord Hatton : for the remaining half quarter due upon their several pensions at Lady day last. Ibid, p. 388.
Same to same for tallies for 50l. (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay same) for Edward Progers for a quarter on his pension "which according to the late order of Council for suspension carries him on to Midsummer last." Ibid.
Royal warrant for a privy seal to discharge Viscount Fitz-Hardinge of the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from him for the baronetcy formerly [in 1660] conferred on him as Sir Maurice Berkly. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 12 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated July 21 to the Receipt accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 13.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 192. Docquet Book, p. 79. Money Book (General) p. 403.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to — Dickens, Esq., of the office of woodward and keeper of the king's woods within the forest of Chute, Pambeare, Ailsholt, Eastbeare and Westbeare and in the New Forest, co. Southampton, and also in the manor of Odiham, Romsey, Hook and Worthy Mortimer : all loco Sir John Norton resigned. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Aug. 30 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 192. Docquet Book p. 88.
July 8. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Navy [Treasurer] the 6,000l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 389.
Same to same (out of the 1,000l. which the Commissioners of Excise will bring into the Exchequer) to issue 500l. on Sir Phillip Lloyd's privy seal for the Duke of Richmond and 500l to the Earl of Lichfield. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the last June 24 quarter's salary bill [of the Customs] London port. (Total, 6,048l. 6s. 8d.) Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to direct the respective Collectors of the outports to pay the abovesaid quarter's salary bill to the officers of the outports. Ibid.
Same from same to the Receipt to pay 303l. 5s. 0d. to the Earl of Oxford in part of the tally for 500l. levied on the Receiver of the first Fruits : said tally having been lately directed towards half a year of the Earl of Oxford's pension of 2,000l. a year as by the patent of 1673, June 19 : the said 303l. 5s. 0d. having been lately paid into the Exchequer by the said Receiver of the First Fruits. (Vacated : see infra pp. 270, 289, under date July 13 and ? July 28). Ibid, 390.
July 9. Royal warrant for a privy seal for 1,000l. to Lord Berkeley for his equipage, preparations and journey to Nimuegen : he being appointed by the King one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the treaty of peace to be held there. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 15 of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon dated Aug. 3. This money warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 19.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 193. Docquet Book, p. 80. Money Book (General), p. 419.
July 10. Warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] from Treasurer Danby (by way of subscription to a draft commission herefor) for a commission to issue from the Exchequer Court for setting out and assigning wharves and keys for the port of Yarmouth and members. "The draught agrees verbatim with that for the port of Plymouth and members mutatis mutandis which was approved by the Attorney General." Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 359.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 500l. for one quarter on the Earl of Strafford's pension, "which according to the late order of Council for suspensions carries him on to Midsummer last." Money Book (General) p. 389.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise for 375l. for part of the Lord Privy Seal's pension of 3,000l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the like (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 625l. for a quarter on the Duke of Buckingham's pension of 2,500l. per an. "which according to," etc., ut supra. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 125l. for one quarter of Lady Trevor's pension of 500l. per an. "which according to." etc., ut supra. Ibid.
[?] Same to [same] for tallies for half a year of Mrs. Hamilton's pension.
"Memorandum : she had half a quarter since Feb. last, not entered."
Ibid.
July 10. Money warrant for 100l. to Raphael Folyard for half a year to June 24 last on his fee as one of his Majesty's barbers, and 141l. for one year's barbing linen and lace in advance, from June 24 last : and similarly for 100l. and 91l. to Thomas Lisle for same and same respectively as a same. (Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier July 12, to bring said sums into the Exchequer and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sums as above.) Ibid, p. 392.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to depute Peregrine Bertie as a searcher of Customs, London port, loco George Peake, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 176.
July 11. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to the Masters of the Hawks for last Midsummer quarter on their several fees and allowances the 335l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer for them. Money Book (General) p. 390.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Excise Commissioners to pay said tallies) for 125l. for last Lady day quarter's salary of the pension to Col. Thomas Howard and his sisters. Ibid.
July 12 and 14. Money warrant for 1,000l. to Sir William Temple in satisfaction of his charges, he being lately [written in Feb., 1673-4] intended by the King as Ambassador to the States General and directed to prepare himself to repair into Holland with all speed and made preparations thereto, but the King for certain reasons altered the resolution of sending him upon that embassy. (Privy seal dated 1673-4, Feb. 28, for said sum. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676, June 8, of undated docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon dated 1676, July 12 and 14, for his "charges in preparing himself for a journey into Holland being appointed his Majesty's Ambassador to the States General of the United Provinces, and his journey afterwards prevented by his Majesty's command.") King's Warrant Book V. pp. 174-5. Docquet Book, p. 71. Money Book (General) pp. 398, 391.
July 12. Charles Bertie to [? the Receivers of Excise] to satisfy the Earl of Nottingham's tally for 125l. for a quarter on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 390.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pursue Treasurer Danby's directions of 1673, July 9, upon an order to Mr. Thomas Gold for 5,475l. 3s. 0d., whereof several sums have been paid him, and to issue all such moneys as shall come into the Receipt from the arrears of the Royal Aid upon the said order until it shall be fully paid. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 250l. for a quarter on Lord Crofts' salary ; "which according to the late order of Council for suspension, carries him on to Midsummer last." Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Wine Licences to pay to Mr. Bradshaw a moiety of 391l. 0s. 10d. out of your advance money, and to secure him the [payment of the] other moiety one year hence, and to take in the tally for 500l. which said Bradshaw has ; said Bradshaw having petitioned Treasurer Danby for 474l. 10s. 6d., which he paid for [the charges of] a privy seal, and for [Exchequer] fees for striking 17,643l. [in] tallies on said Commissioners : it appearing from Mr. Fillingham's account thereof that 391l. 0s. 10d. is still due to Bradshaw, for which he has said tally for 500l. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. more to Mr. Piques on his privy seal for 1,345l. 13s. 0d. Ibid, p. 391.
Same for 125l. to Sir Algernon May for a quarter's fee as Clerk or Keeper of the Rolls and Records in the Tower. Ibid.
Same for 75l. to Madame Civet for a quarter on her pension of 300l. per an. (Same to [? the Customs Cashier], with [due] respect to the weekly payment, to bring said 75l. into the Exchequer for her. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 75l. to her.) Ibid.
Letter of direction on 4,000l. in part of an order of June 1 last for 10,000l. to Ralph Montague for the Wardrobe : said 4,000l. being hereby to be paid by tallies on the Excise. Ibid.
Money warrant for 500l. and 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for a quarter on the 2,000l. per an. by the privy seals of 1674-5, Feb. 28, and 1674, July 27, respectively, for secret service. In the margin : for the Earl of Sussex and the Earl of Lichfield. Ibid.
Same for 341l. 12s. 11d. to George Smell (one of the goldsmiths mentioned in the letters patent of 1675 [sic for 1674], July 23, for two years' interest to the goldsmiths) to complete two years' interest of the principal sum of 2,722l. 10s. 0d. : it appearing by Auditor Aldworth's account thereof (which was allowed June 29 last) that said principal money amounted to said principal sum on the 1st July, 1674, to which time said account is made up) : two years' six per cent. interest of which sum (making the interest principal at every six months' end) amounts to said 341l. 12s. 11d. Ibid, p. 392.
Money warrant for 25l. to Richard Le Bas, Marshal of the Ceremonies, for one quarter on his fee of 100l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 394.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue to Sir Thomas Williams, Bart., 279l. 7s. 8d., being the excess paid by him into the Exchequer upon his contract for the purchase of the fee farm rent of Leominster, co. Hereford, above the moiety of his purchase money, which according to the contract was to be half in [ready] money, half in [paper] orders. Ibid.
Money warrant for 5,000l. to William Roberts, Receiver of Windsor, as imprest for the building, rebuilding and repairing of the houses and buildings in Windsor Castle. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to pay 74l. 7s. 7d. for works as follows :
Prefixing : order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, 1676, June 21. Whereas for the better preservation of the [Privy] Council books and papers, his Majesty was pleased to order that the office in which these were kept should be repaired and made more fit for that use than before, and accordingly workmen were employed therein, who having long since finished the said office and brought in their bills for materials and work amounting to 83l. 19s. 7d., the said bills were sent to be inspected by the Surveyor General [of Works] who upon examining the particulars thereof, did think fit that 9l. 12s. 0d. should be abated out of the whole ; and the persons so employed humbly praying payment of the 74l. 7s. 7d. remaining, in regard they have been long without their moneys, it is hereby ordered to be forthwith paid as follows, viz., 64l. 16s. 1d. to Thomas Kynard, his Majesty's joiner, 6l. 6s. 6d. to John Wilkinson, his Majesty's locksmith, and 3l. 5s. 0d. to the mason.
Ibid, p. 395.
Money warrant for 28l. 15s. 0d. to John Chase for one quarter's fee or salary as Apothecary in Ordinary to his Majesty. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of Richard Gregory's fee for last June 24 quarter as Messenger attending his Lordship : (Total, 15l. 3s. 4d.) Ibid, p. 396.
Money warrant for 10l. to same for his extraordinary charges in repairing to Sherwood Forest in 1673, and apprehending doers of waste in Nomans Woods, Sherwood Forest, who were brought before me and afterwards discharged without payment of fees by reason of their indigency. Ibid.
Same for 70l. for and amongst the seven Groom littermen, viz., Alexander Sympson, John Eldridge, Robt. Pound, Richard Gwyn. John Hosey, John Redwood and John Williams, for one year on their allowances of 10l. each. (Charles Bertie dated July 21 to the Customs Cashier to bring in said 70l. having [due] respect to the weekly payments : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same accordingly.) Ibid, pp. 396, 403.
Money warrant for 150l. to Katherine Gunter, widow, for three quarters on her pension of 200l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 396.
Same dormant (crossed through see infra under date Dec. 20) for 200l. per an. to Roger Crofts by tallies on Sir Thomas Strickland's farm of salt : all as by the patent of June 2 last, granting said yearly sum to said Crofts. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Agents for bringing in the Eighteen Months' Assessment, and to the Auditor for co. Berks to allow in account 75l. to John Grant for soliciting and bringing in said Assessment for said county, that trust having been assigned to him by Thomas Browne, Receiver General of said Assessment for Berks and Oxford, which trust he performed at his own charge, and made punctual returns and speedy payments, as is certified by Sir Richd. Mason and William Webb, two of the said Agents for that Assessment. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 359.
[?] Same from same to the King's Remembrancer for a Commission to Will Hastings, Will Dod, Will Bromfield, Martin Stamp, and Edmund Woodruff, gent., to enquire concerning the messuages, lands, tenements or hereditaments of Paul Williams, late of St. Martins in the Fields, co. Midd., tailor, deceased without heirs lineal or collateral, whereby same are escheated to the Crown. Ibid, p. 360.
[?] Same from same to same to stay process against Sir Leonell Walden, Kt., late Receiver of the One and the Eleven Months' Tax, co. Huntingdon : he having petitioned the King for certain allowances. Ibid, p. 361.
July 12. Same from same to the King's Remembrancer, Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, Clerk of the Pipe, Comptroller of the Pipe and all other officers concerned, to stay all process against Edward Backwell, lately issued against him for not rendering an account of 157l. 10s. 0d., alleged to be put into his hands by Thomas Povey, late Receiver General for Tangier Garrison, as part of the sum of 4,375l. assigned for the use of that garrison : the said Backwell alleging that said Povey never deposited any of his Majesty's money in his hands, and that there was no other transaction between them than on their private accounts. Ibid, p. 363.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against John Davies, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Hereford, his case being now under Treasurer Danby's consideration on a reference from the King. Ibid.
Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Danby of John Howell to be the clerk for writing all the bills of merchants strangers or other foreign traders in the Customs House, London, which they shall have occasion to employ him to write for them, without fee, but with such rewards as shall be paid by said merchants strangers, and in as ample manner as Nathaniel Wellen, deceased, and after him Elias Austen, which said Austen being thereto appointed 1673-4, Mar. 24, is willing to resign. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 176-7.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to appoint William Selby surveyor at Berwick, loco Thomas Jackson, deceased. Ibid, p. 177.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated June, of a grant to Leonard Gurle, senr., gent., of the office of Keeper and Gardener of his Majesty's garden in St. James's Park, and of the orange trees and other trees and greens therein planted and to be planted : with the fee of 40l. per an. : all in reversion after John Rose the present officer. Docquet Book, p. 77.
[?] Same of same dated July of a release and discharge to Sir Henry Vaughan of and from all bonds, extents, etc., by reason of his being security for John Vaughan, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, and [Eighteen Months'] Supply for several counties in Wales. Ibid, p. 79.
July 12. Royal warrant for a privy seal for 8,000l. per an. for the Lord Treasurer's salary : the privy seal of 1668, April 30, having directed the payment of 8,000l. per an. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service, which his Majesty designed for the entertainment and salary of the then Treasury Lords, being the same allowance given before to Treasurer Southampton : and accordingly the said sum of 8,000l. per an. has been from time to time received by Sir Stephen Fox and paid to the Treasury Lords, and since then to Treasurer Clifford and Treasurer Danby successively until Xmas, 1675 : the King having now thought fit to determine any further payment to Fox under the name of secret service on said privy seal, and to continue the payment of the said sum, so as the use to which it is to be applied may appear at the Exchequer : payment hereon to commence from Lady day last and no further payment to be made on the privy seal of 1668, April 30. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 15 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dormant dated July 24 for said 8,000l. per an., to be paid to Charles Bertie [for Treasurer Danby] and for 4,000l. thereon for half a year to June 24 last. This money warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 24.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 193. Docquet Book, p. 80. Money Book (General) p. 409.
Same for a same for a grant to John Lawrence, Esq., and John Sutton, gent., of the fine of 1000 marks set upon Sir John Read by the Exchequer Court upon an information brought against him at common law for not qualifying himself to hold the office of sheriff, being elected and sworn to execute the same : the said fine to be by said Lawrence and Sutton held at the separate and sole dispose of Dame Alisimon Read, wife to said Sir John Read, said Sir John having refused to allow her maintenance, and she having therefore prayed some relief from the King. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Aug. 31 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 193. Docquet Book, p. 88.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Treasurer Danby to give warrant to the bailiff or Receiver of the honor of Tickhill, to pay or allow out of the rents of said honor 200l. to Ralph Hansby : all by reason that the royal sign manual of 1670, Oct. 21, directed the Trustees of the Queen Mother to cause the Court House of said manor to be repaired at an expense of 140l. whereon the said Trustees directed said Hansby, the King's tenant there, to make and perfect the said repairs, which he has done accordingly, expending thereon 200l., for which he has as yet received no satisfaction, partly by reason of the loss of the said original warrant, and partly by reason that said warrant being only for 140l. would not cover said expense of 200l. (Treasurer Danby's warrant hereon accordingly, dated July 21.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 194. Money Book (General) p. 407.
July 13 Charles Bertie to the Receivers of Excise to pay off the Lord Privy Seal's tally for 375l. for half a quarter on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 391.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy the 600l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 393.
Same to the Receivers of Excise to pay to Visct. Grandison and Col. Villiers 1,500l. for last Midsummer's quarter on the Duchess of Cleveland's pension, and 2,250l. for same quarter to her Grace's children ; "wherein you are desired to observe this method, viz., to pay a third part out of the first third part of the [Excise Farm] rent and the other two thirds out of the remaining two thirds of the quarter's rent." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 500l. for a quarter on the Earl of Arlington's pension of 2,000l. per an. "which according to the late order of Council for suspensions carries him on to Midsummer last." Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies for 11,000l. to Sir Allan Apsley for the Duke of York as in full (with 9,000l. already ordered) of the 20,000l. by the privy seal of 1670, June 14 for compensation to said Duke for loss and damage by the late act for registering 110,000l. on wines. Ibid.
Money warrant for 303l. 5s. 0d. to the Earl of Oxford by tallies on the Receiver of First Fruits, ut supra, p. 264, under date July 8. [Evidently vacated see under date? July 28, infra, p. 289.] Ibid.
Privy seal to Treasurer Danby to give warrant to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay to the Treasurer or Receiver General of the Queen Consort 595l. 10s. 2½d. in full satisfaction and discharge of all arrears for eleven [ten and a half] years to 1675, Michaelmas, on the rent of 7l. 16s. 9d. [per an.] payable for the manor of Godlega and Fennotry, and the rent of 50s. [sic for 50l.] per an., payable by the city of Coventry for the manor of Chelsmore, co. Warwick, which said rents were granted by patent of 1664, June 13, to Lord Holles, et al, in trust for the Queen Consort, but by reason said rents are parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, they have been ever since received by the Receivers of said Duchy, and accompted for to the King. (Royal warrant dated July 5 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 12 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 248, 189. Docquet Book, p. 78.
July 14. Warrant from Treasurer Danby [to the King's Remembrancer] to supersede process against Richard Reve, Receiver General for London and Middlesex of the last Eighteen Months' Assessment, he having made considerable progress in his accounts. Warrant not Relating to Money VI. p. 363.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the park and demesnes of Berkhampstead, co. Herts, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to an extension of lease thereof to John Sayers : ut infra, p. 284.
Prefixing : Abstract of the Surveyor General's report on Sayers' petition for same.
Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 364.
Same from same to same for same of certain lands and of the reversion, rents and services thereof in the manor of Kennington, with a view to a lease thereof to John Arundell : ut infra, p. 287.
Prefixing : ut supra.
Ibid.
Same from same to same for same of Potter's park, Chertsey, with a view to renewal of lease thereof to David Moore.
Prefixing : ut supra. The land is 36 acres 1 rood 6 perches, and valued at 43s. per an. above the old rent of 36l. and the fine for renewal is valued at 4l.
Ibid, p. 365.
Entry of docquet of demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Andrew Taylor and Elizabeth his wife of divers messuages, lands and tenements of Richard Cressett, Esq., outlawed for debt at the suit of said Andrew and Elizabeth Taylor. Ibid, p. 364.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Serj. Gyde for a quarter's salary and board wages the 25l. 1s. 10½d., which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer : "which according to the late order of suspension carries him on to Midsummer last." Money Book (General) p. 395.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer 25l. for last June 24 quarter on Mr. Ellesden's pension : having [due] respect to the weekly payments. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 250l. for last Lady day's quarter of the Earl of Bath's and Lord Hawley's pension of 1,000l. per an.
In the margin : paid full by command.
Ibid, p. 396.
Money warrant for 87l. 19s. 5d. to Anthony Segar, being 10l. for last June 24 quarter's salary [as Keeper of the Treasury Chambers] and 77l. 19s. 5d. for disbursements for the Treasury Office for said quarter. Ibid, p. 397.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 276l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Nicholas Crisp for one year's salary to June 24 last as Collector outwards of London. (Charles Bertie to said Cashier to pay said sum "with [due] respect to the weekly payments.") Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order dated the 8th inst., ut supra, p. 258, for 40,000l. to George Wharton for the Ordnance : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l. to Capt. Mansell for one year to June 24 last [on his pension]. Money Book (General) p. 397.
Same for 30l. to John Berkley, for one quarter on his pension of 120l. per an. as a Page of Honour. (Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt dated July 19 to issue to said Berkeley said 30l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer.) Ibid, pp. 397, 401.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 6,000l. to George Wharton on any orders for the Ordnance : to be by tallies of the Customs Cashier. Ibid, p. 398.
Letter of direction on 220l. remainder of an order of 1675, May 13, for 920l. to Sir Thomas Higgons, Envoy at Venice : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies for 110l. on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in Sept. next, and the remaining 110l. on same due in March, 1676-7. Ibid.
The like on the unpaid moiety of an order of 1675, Dec. 13, for 1,825l. to said Higgons : same to be hereby paid by 456l. 5s. 0d., and 456l. 5s. 0d. on the respective Hearthmoney rents as above. Ibid.
The like on an order of June 19 last for 1,300l. to Sir Leoline Jenkins : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due in March next. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 6l. to the executors of Peter Barrett, deceased, for three quarters to Xmas, 1674, on his fee as late searcher of Yarmouth port. Ibid, p. 399.
Treasurer Danby's order for the allowance of the sum of 146l. 19s. 4d. upon the account of John Appelby, late sheriff of Surrey for the year ending 1675, Mich., being the amount of said sheriff's account, less 4l. 4s. 0d. which Baron Littleton disallows.
Prefixing : said account as follows—
Ibid.
£ s. d.
Sir John Howell allows 79 5 4
Baron Littleton allows 35 0 0 of 39 4 0
Sir Lionel Jenkins' share comes to 146 19 4
but he being at Nimuegen cannot allow the same.
Money warrant for 30l. for one quarter on Mary Bointon's pension of 120l. per an. and 50l. to Isabella Bointon, widow, for same on her 200l. per an. pension. (Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt dated July 18 to pay said 50l.) Ibid, p. 400.
Same for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney. Ibid.
Same for 300l. for a moiety of the 600l. due for three quarters to June 24 last upon the several allowances and annuity to Thomas Elliott, viz., of 500l. per an. as Keeper of his Majesty's Harehounds, 200l. per an. as Keeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket, and annuity of 100l. as Page of Honour to the late King. Ibid, p. 401.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the unlading and reshipment, customs free, on some English-built ship bound for France, of five bales of the Bishop of Strasburg's best goods, which in order to avoid seizure in passing the Rhine, he caused to be shipped off from Cologne in the ship de Proffette, Benjamin Hing master, in the name of Monsieur Courtin. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 177.
Same from same to same to deliver to Don Bernardo de Salinas, Envoy Extraordinary from Spain, two coaches, four horses and 20 parcels of baggage, customs free ; being the said ambassador's proper goods. Ibid, p. 178.
Same from same to same to employ Henry Morris as a noontender London port, loco John Arnold, deceased : and Francis Merrett as a surveyor of the landwaiters, London port, without fee : he being particularly capable of service in inspecting the delivery of ships importing linen. Ibid, pp. 178, 179.
Same from same to same to deliver on payment of ad valorem custom three dozen of gloves, lately arrived from Rotterdam in the ship Zebulon, being for the proper use of Richard Coote, Esq. Ibid.
Same from same to same to restore John Chamberlaine to his employment as a landwaiter, London port, he not being criminal in the fraud of conveying a parcel of Canary wines, but came accidentally to the knowledge thereof after the fact was committed and had no share or interest in the reward given for doing thereof. Ibid.
Royal warrant [for a privy seal] for making several allowances as follow to Sir Stephen Fox in his accounts as late Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons : viz. said Fox having received divers sums of money out of the Exchequer, prize money, militia money and from the Lieutenant of the Ordnance and having paid several sums thereof, amounting to 12,189l. 4s. 10d. by several orders of the Lords of the Privy Council, late Lord General [Albemarle] and other great officers upon emergent occasions for his Majesty's secret service, and in regard some doubts may arise whether he was sufficiently authorised to pay the said moneys by those orders, it is therefore hereby allowed, and warrant is to be hereby given to the Exchequer to allow upon Fox's accounts for the same all moneys paid [by him] by such orders : with a further warrant to the Exchequer to allow to said Fox upon his next account for the Garrisons for the year ended 1670, Sept. 25, the sum of 9,246l. 19s. 5d. for interest of money by him borrowed for the pay of his Majesty's forces sent to Portugal, and for surplusage due to him upon several accounts for the pay of the garrison of Portsmouth, new raised, and other forces in the years 1667 and 1670 ; 8,992l. 14s. 11d. (part of the said 9,246l. 19s. 5d.) being to balance the like sum due to his Majesty from said Fox on his accounts for his Majesty's Guards, etc., ended 1669, Sept. 25, and the remaining 254l. 4s. 6d. to make up the said sum of 9,246l. 19s. 5d. due to him for interest and surplusage as aforesaid. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 19 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 195. Docquet Book, p. 82.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal for a legal prosecution to be made in the Exchequer or elsewhere for the arrears of Coinage duties as by the Act of 18 Car. II., and which ought to have been collected or levied in Boston port but remain yet unpaid to the uses in the said Act mentioned, whereby the pains and penalties as in said Act are incurred : and out of the first moneys to be recovered of the said arrears and penalties, to pay 400l. to Gratian Perenant, as royal bounty, without account. King's Warrant Book V. p. 195.
July 15. Money warrant for 100l. to Mris. Bolton for half a year of her pension of 200 per an. Money Book (General) p. 397.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay Lord Gerard 250l. for half a quarter on both his pensions. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Mris. Hext for last June 24 quarter on her pension of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20l. to Charles Whitaker for half a year on his fee of 40l. per an. as Foreign Apposer. (Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt dated July 24, to pay same out of the like sum which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer.) Ibid, pp. 398, 408.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Serjt. Smith 25l. 1s. 10½d. for one quarter's salary and board wages : "which according to the late order of suspension, carries him on to midsummer last" : to be paid out of so much money to be brought into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Ibid, p. 399.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the mansion house and Great Park of Chelesmore, near Coventry, co. Worcester, and of divers places without the Little Park (all parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall) : with a view to a fresh lease (upon surrender) to Sir Robert Townsend for 31 years from Lady day last at the rent of 4l. per an. without fine, the King having signified his pleasure for remitting the fine. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 346-7.
July 15(18). Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Danby of John Ramsey as Treasury Solicitor ("to solicit and prosecute the recovery of all such debts and sums of money as are or were any ways due or owing to his Majesty, and also to manage, defend and take care of all such actions and suits in law or equity wherein his Majesty should be concerned as the Lord Treasurer should direct") loco, Sir William Turner, dismissed. Ibid, pp. 365, 378-9.