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October 1676, 16-31

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'Entry Book: October 1676, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 350-358. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80604 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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October 1676, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Oct. 16. Same to Mr. Speaker [of the House of Commons, i.e., Edward Seymour in his capacity as Treasurer of the Navy] to issue 1,000l. out of [Navy] money in your hands for wages : to be for payment of the Anne and Christopher. Ibid, p. 478.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby, dated from Newmarket, to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Robert Lightfoot, on payment of customs, ad valorem, five dozen gloves and two fans, now in the Customs House, London : being for his own use and not for sale. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 228.
Same from same dated at Newmarket, to the King's Remembrancer, to supersede process against Sir John Cutler, late Receiver of fee farms cos. Notts and Derby : who has done his best for three years past to have his accounts made up, but has not been able to get same effected, because of the sale of said fee farms, whereby nothing will remain to the King upon his accompt. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 2-3.
Same, dated Newmarket, from same to the Receipt to pay 2,000l. to Charles Bertie on any orders in his name for secret service : to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due in March next. Money Book (General) p. 463.
Treasurer Danby's subscription dated at Newmarket of a docquet of the King's direction that the arrears of prize goods taken between 1642-3, Jan. 30, and 1660, May 29, or the compositions for same (except what shall be allowed to the discoverers and prosecutors, not exceeding a moiety) be paid and delivered to Edward, Lord Latimer, or his assigns. Docquet Book, p. 94.
Oct. 19. Privy seal for a pension of 200l. per an. to Lieut. William Armstron in consideration of his good services : to be paid quarterly from June 24 last, out of the unpaid remainder of the Queen Consort's portion, and to be in place of the like pension granted by privy seal of Nov., 1669, to Major Edwd. Trelawney, who is now lately dead. (Royal warrant dated Oct. 3 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Newmarket, Oct. 16 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 233, 220. Docquet Book, p. 94.
Same for 2,000l. to Secretary Sir Joseph Williamson for secret service : without accompt, etc. (Royal warrant dated Oct. 3 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Newmarket Oct. 16 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated Oct. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 233, 220. Docquet Book, p. 94. Money Book (General) p. 467.
Oct. 20. Money warrant for 1,300l. to Sir Leoline Jenkins for three months' advance of ordinary Sept. 10 last to Dec. 10 next, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of Peace at Nimuegen. Money Book (General) p. 465.
Oct. 21. Charles Bertie to Mr. Speaker [of the House of Commons, i.e., Edward Seymour in his capacity as Treasurer of the Navy] to issue 600l. out of the [Navy] money in your hands for wages : to be for payment of the Holmes. Ibid, p. 478.
Same to the Treasurers of Excise to pay to Visct. Grandison and Col. Villiers 1,500l. for last Michaelmas quarter of the Duchess of Cleveland's pension ; and 2,250l. for same to her children. Ibid, p. 482.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, customs free, fourteen pictures, two maps and two gittars, which belonged to and were used by Mr. William Paget in Holland, and lately brought from Holland on board the Griffin, Derick Reynes, master. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 228.
Entry of the reference [from same] to same of the petition of William Tredne and Jo. Hooper, sureties for Peter Docton, late collector at Appledore, praying leave to compound at 200l. for the arrear of 473l. owing by said collector, who is insolvent. Ibid.
Oct. 23. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Auditor Richard Lightfoot for a particular of the manor of Ampthill, etc., ut supra p. 324 : with a view to a lease thereof to the Earl of Ailesbury. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 3.
Charles Bertie to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay 5,048l. 6s. 0d. according to directions to be received from the Navy Board towards the charge of transporting 1,000 soldiers to Virginia : to be paid out of the [French] money received of Mr. Chiffinch. Money Book (General) p. 465.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to John, Lord Berkeley, for three months' advance of ordinary to Jan. 7 next as ambassador to France. (Struck through. In the margin. "never paid.") Ibid, p. 466.
Same for 5,000l. to the Duke of Monmouth, Master of the Horse : as by way of advance : 4,000l. thereof for furnishing the Stables, etc., and 1,000l. for providing horses : as by the privy seal of Mar. 30 last. Ibid.
Same dormant for 20l. per an. to Henry Fanshaw for his attendance and expense in keeping and sorting Hearthmoney rolls : and money warrant for 1½ years hereon to Sept. 29 last. Ibid, p. 467.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for 200l. to Lieut. Col. John Rumsey for one year on his pension out of the remains of the Queen's portion, as by the privy seal of 1669, Nov. 20 : to be by tallies on Edward Backwell as Receiver of said remains. Ibid, p. 472.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners ("procured at Mr. Chiffinch's verball desire the same day") to deliver, unopened, at said Chiffinch's lodgings in Whitehall two boxes lately come from France in the pacquett boat, and detained at Dover ; one directed to the King, the other to the Duke of York. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 228.
Charles Bertie to Mr. Speaker [of the House of Commons, i.e., Edward Seymour in his capacity as Treasurer of the Navy] to issue 354l. out of [Navy] money in your hands for wages : to be for royal bounty to several seamen for their service at Tripoli. Money Book (General) p. 478.
Oct. 24. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Roger Charnock for one quarter on his fee as a Serj. at Arms.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 13l. to said Charnock for last Michaelmas quarter on his fee as a King's waiter London port.
Ibid, p. 466.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for 750l. for last Michaelmas quarter on the Earl and Countess of Bristol's pension. Ibid.
Same to same to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer, notwithstanding any former restriction) 250l. for the new Royal Foundation [of King's Mathematical boys at Christs Hospital] for last Michaelmas quarter due on their pension. Ibid.
Money warrant for 40l. to Sir John King for one year as a King's Counsel. Ibid, p. 467.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Hext for last Michaelmas quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 470.
Same for 50l. Capt. Francis Mansell for same on his annuity or yearly pension of 200l. for services in the King's escape after the battle of Worcester : and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of Richard Gregory's bill (16l. 3s. 4d.) as Messenger attending the Lord Treasurer for Michaelmas quarter last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to Lieut. William Armstrong for the last Michaelmas quarter on his 200l. per an. out of the remains of the Queen's portion. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners for Lewis Price, now watchman, and Christopher Danbrooke, now tidesman, London port, to change places.
William Hewett to be employed as a tidesman, Yarmouth, loco Christopher Barrett, who declines same.
William Cowland as a watchman, London port, loco —.
Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 229.
Treasurer Danby's subscription dated at Wallingford House of a docquet of a grant and confirmation to Christopher, Duke of Albemarle, of Clarendon House and the closes called Stonebridge Close, Penny Close Bancke and Stone Conduit Close, ut supra, p. 211. Docquet Book, p. 97.
Cave that no grant be made of the manor of Moreske, co. Cornwall, or the royalty thereof, till Walter Vincent, Esq., the present tenant, be heard and notice given to Lord Arundell of Trerice. Caveat Book, p. 21.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay the East India Company 40,000l. and interest at 6 per cent, thereon on the tallies struck the 4th inst. for repayment of the 40,000l. lent by said Company on the 3rd inst. for the service of the Navy : ut supra, p. 339. Money Book (General) p. 6.
Oct. 25. Treasurer Danby to [the King's Remembrancer] to supersede process against the Yorkshire Commissioners for the assessment of 12 Car. II. for 70,000l. per mensem for the super of 71l. 8s. 10d. set upon Robert Nivell (a collector of said assessment in said county, nominated by said Commissioners) in the account of Sir Robert Player, Receiver General of same : all to the end that so considerable a number of gentlemen may not be molested and vext for so inconsiderable a sum. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 3.
Warrant from same to same to issue process of scire facias against Edward Arden, Receiver of the revenue of the Bishopric of Durham, sede vacante, he having neglected to make up his accounts, and to pay in considerable sums of money due thereon. Ibid, p. 4.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer "as soon as he has satisfied the weekly payments") 50l. for Sir Edward Carteret for last Michaelmas quarter on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 467.
Same to same for tallies for 50l. for one quarter on Dr. Troutbeck's pension of 200l. per an., payable out of the Tenths of the Diocese of Lincoln. Ibid, p. 470.
Same to same for tallies on the Post Office for what is due to Tho. Dereham on his 182l. 10s. 0d. per an. : and dormant warrant for such tallies in future. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditor of the Receipt (out of moneys that are or shall come into the Exchequer of the arrears of Hearthmoney owing by Francis Weaver, late Receiver of that duty for co. Surrey, or by Thomas Goddard, late same for co. Suffolk) to pay 2,210l. to Isaac Legouch in discharge of orders as follow, viz. : 90l. upon an order of 1673, Dec. 4, for 1240l. ; 600l. upon same of date 1674, April 2, for 3,600l. ; 130l. upon same of date 1675, Aug. 2, for 1,130l. ; and 350l. upon same of same date ; 350l. upon an order of 1675, Aug. 6 ; 690l. upon two orders dated Oct. 11 inst. : being for jewels furnished to the King. Ibid, p. 471.
Oct. 26. [Charles Bertie] to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 182l. in part of last June 24 quarter's allowance to the Lord Privy Seal of 4l. a day in lieu of diet. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Navy Cashier] to pay out of [Navy money received out of] Mr. Chiffinch's money [come from the French King] 2,000l. to Mr. Roberts for Windsor works : which sum "shall be reimbursed unto you by Alderman Backwell out of the Portugal money." Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of the 3rd inst. for 910l. to Lawrence Hide as ambassador to the King of Poland : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment, due Mar. 15 next. Money Book (General) p. 473.
Oct. 27. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for a tally on Alderman Backwell for 150l. to the executors of Major Trelawney, ut supra, p. 339. Ibid, p. 472.
Same to same to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring in) 25l. to Christopher Barker for half a year's salary as a falconer. Ibid.
The like for 25l. to Dr. Waldron for half a year of his fee as one of his Majesty's physicians in ordinary. Ibid.
The like for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicho. Estoll for one quarter on his pension of 50l. per an. Ibid.
Money warrant for 53l. 11s. 6d. to Anthony Segar, viz., 43l. 11s. 6d. for disbursements for the Treasury Office last Michaelmas quarter, and 10l. for same quarter's salary. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay the 30,000l. remainder of the 50,000l. tallies dated July 19 last for the Ordnance : paying same by 10,000l. in June, 1677, 10,000l. in July, 1677, and 10,000l. in August, 1677. Ibid.
Same from same to same to take from Phillip Marsh bonds for the new impost and additional duty on wine to the value of 20,000l., and to deliver same to the Treasurer of the Ordnance (together with the computed 10 per cent, discount thereon) as in full of the abovesaid tallies for 50,000l. Ibid, p. 473.
Same from same to same to pay 127l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Backwell for half a year to Sept. 29 last, on his fee as Comptroller of Customs [London port]. Ibid.
Letter of direction on a previous letter of direction dated 1673, June 17, from Treasurer Clifford concerning 800l. 12s. 0d. in part of (and also warrant for future interest upon) an order of 1669, Nov. 4, for 6,000l. to Mr. Legouch for two large diamonds. "Let this warrant be executed by drawing an order for interest upon any of his [Legouch's] privy seals that will bear it." Ibid.
Same on 175l. 0s. 6d. remainder of an order for 700l. to Phillip Packer for the Works : same to be hereby paid out of the rents of the manor of Ruthin which are or shall be paid into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 474.
Same on an order of the 5th inst. for 13,833l. 15s. 0d. to Samuel Pepys for Tangier : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due Sept. 19 next. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the incident charges of the Law [Duty] Office [for last Lady day quarter]. (Total, 91l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid.
Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Col. Charles Gifford for last Michaelmas quarter on his pension of 150l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 474.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 483l. 14s. 0d. for six years to 1675, June 24, viz., 378l. 12s. 0d. to the Clerk of the Pipe and the secondaries, etc., on the fee of 63l. 2s. 0d. per an. ; 34l. 10s. 0d. to the Comptroller of the Pipe on the fee of 5l. 15s. 0d. per an., and 70l. 12s. 0d. to the Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer for entering and joining all [outport] customers' tallies : and dormant warrant for said fees in future. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of the 11th inst. for 418l. to Thomas Chudleigh for extraordinaries as Secretary to the Treaty of Peace at Nimuegen : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due Mar. 15 next. Ibid, p. 475.
Money warrant for half a year to June 24 last, to Nathaniell Bradley on his 200l. per an. as Consul at Tripoli. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to William Harbord, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, to allow 240l. to John Tregagle upon his account of the [tin coinage] duty for the year 1675 : said Tregagle as Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall having in pursuance of Treasurer Danby's warrant of 1673, Aug. 4, erected five furnaces with houses and other necessaries thereto for the re-melting of tin in the several Coinage Halls in the County of Cornwall (as appears by the certificate of the officers attending the coinage of tin there), whereby the revenue of the coinage duty is this year much increased, and the usual frauds and embezzlements in a great measure prevented : the said 240l. which is his charges in erecting the same being under the sum limited by the said warrant of 1673, Aug. 4. Ibid.
Same from same to the Receipt for tallies on the Customs for 1,000l. in further part of the order of 1669, July 7, for 5,263l. 6s. 8d. to Sir William Bowles and Robert Child for the service of the Office of the Tents. Ibid.
Money warrant for 25l. and 4l. 11s. 6d. to Henry Harris for half a year on his fee of 50l. per an. as his Majesty's Chief Graver of seals, and on his fee of 6d. a day as Yeoman of his Majesty's Revels. (Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring same into the Exchequer : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Anne, Countess Dowager Marischal, for last Michaelmas quarter on her pension. (Charles Bertie to the Receivers of Excise to bring same into the Exchequer : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 476.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to give Samuel Stretch the usual extraordinary commission to seize prohibited and uncustomed goods.
The like for Edward Richard and William Anthony.
Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 229.
Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their representation of the 23 inst. (1). You are to employ Nicho. Robinson (who has been instrumental in destruction of tobacco) as waiter and searcher Gloucester port. (2). Present to me a collector for the Plantation duty, Maryland, loco, Charles Calvert, formerly collector there, but now by the death of his father [become] Lord Baltimore : and a Comptroller and Surveyor for same ibid, the residence of Mr. Coarsy not being in a convenient place. (3). Establish 30l. per an. for Robt. Mason (who undertakes the collection of Hull port for the salary of his clerk) instead of 20l. per an. as lately directed : 30l. per an. having been allowed by the late collector there to his clerk. (4). Dismiss Mr. Natt, collector of Looe, for not paying in his arrear and perfecting his security. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 229-30.
Warrant from same to same to permit the unlading of eight barrels of cochineal and 16 bags of redwool in London port out of the Victory, now riding in the Hope, William Trelawney, master, and to permit said ship to depart with the rest of her lading for Lisbon : he having laded at Venice for the coasts of Spain and Lisbon, and having delivered at several parts of Spain, but being denied pratique at Lisbon and Cadiz (upon suspicion of the plague being at Carthagena, where he touched) was compelled to return to England after taking in said cochineal and redwool at Cadiz for England : all by reason that if he break bulk here the whole of his lading will be liable to duty : and said master has been arrested by the owners of said cochineal and redwool in an action for 6,000l., who will proceed against said ship in the Admiralty in two days unless they have order for the landing of said goods, they having b en already great sufferers by loss of time and market : the extremity of such circumstances being such that the present case is not likely to be drawn into precedent. Ibid, pp. 230-1.
Deputation by Treasurer Danby of John Moore to be a waiter Bristol port as amply as John Taylor or any other has exercised same.
Appending : Two subscriptions. (1). By [Serjt. Sir] John Maynard. "I conceive this grant or deputation is good and warrantable." (2). By [Sir] Fra. Winnington [Solicitor General]. "I conceive those officers that are now in possession have no legal title except they have patents under the great seal, which ought to pass at the nomination and by warrant from my Lord Treasurer. But if my Lord Treasurer shall be pleased to appoint Mr. Moore under his hand and seal to exercise the office it will in no sort be illegal, for it will be but in the nature of an admission into the office already granted him."
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 4.
Treasurer Danby to the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (by virtue of the order in Council of the 20th inst.) to supersede process against John Underhill concerning his Recusancy : in consideration that he and his mother Frances Underhill were instrumental in the King's preservation after Worcester fight. Ibid, p. 5.
Entry of [Treasurer Danby's signature of] a docquet of demise to William Paston of a piece of land in the Bowling Green, etc., ut supra, p. 301. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 5.
The like of a same to Bevill Skelton of a messuage in St. Martins in the Fields, ut supra, p. 301. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners for James Cruttenden, a tidesman extraordinary, and Jeffery Glyde, a watchman London port, to change places. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 232.
Same from same to same to employ Francis Coxen as waiter at Ramsgate, loco Robert Baker, dismissed : with the old and the new additional salary. Ibid.
Same from same to same to direct the officers of Lynn Regis port to make allowance to the ship Joshua of that port, Seth Hawley master, on a quantity of corn exported in her from Lynn Regis (under the Act of 25 Car. II, concerning such export : as to which Act the Attorney General is of opinion that the words 'English shipping' therein mean ships English built, or ships made free) : the said officer refusing (in accordance with the Act of Frauds) to make the said allowance because said ship has no certificate from Sir John Shaw of her being free, although she stands registered as a free ship in the cert[ificate] book of the said port [Lynn Regis] [under date], 1662, June 26, and hath ever since been reputed a free ship, and has paid only English duty from time to time : the non entry of the ship in Sir John Shaw's register being not the default of the owners of said ship "but the omission of the officers of the said port." Ibid.
Same from same to same to have the arrear due from John Williams, late [Customs] Collector at Rochester, stated and security given for payment of 200l. thereof April 26 next and the residue within six months thereafter : process having been issued and judgment obtained in the Exchequer against said Williams and his sureties, one of whom, Thomas Pearle (on whom the whole debt is likely to fall by reason that said collector has fled beyond sea and the other security has likewise absconded) has prayed that said debt might be satisfied by money due to him from the King for the eighth part of the hire, etc., of the Castle frigate employed in his Majesty's service in the late Dutch war : which petition Treasurer Danby's thinks it inconvenient to the King's service to grant, but in regard of said Pearle's great charge of children and great losses is willing to grant him time as above. Ibid, p. 233.
Oct. 28. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to comply exactly with the order for 30,000l. tallies to the Ordnance by 10,000l. per month in June, July and August, 1677 : and in the case of the 20,000l. wine bonds (ut supra, p. 354) to same to apply to this the bonds for the present vintage in the following course, viz., the first, third, fifth, and seventh, sums of 5,000l. of said bonds to said Treasurer, the second, fourth and sixth sums of 5,000l. being saved to other uses Money Book (General) p. 476.
Oct. 30. Charles Bertie to Mr. Speaker [Edward Seymour, as Treasurer of the Navy] to issue 6,000l. out of the [Navy] money in your hands for wages : [to be] for payment of the Harwich at Portsmouth. Money Book (General) p. 478.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the Clergy for 75l. for last Michaelmas quarter on Sir Samuel Morland's pension of 300l. per an. Ibid, p. 477.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of the docquet of a pardon to Charles Gerard, Esq., for the death and killing of Robert Clarke with restitution of lands and goods : notwithstanding the statutes of 13 Ric. II, and 10 and 14 Edw. III. Docquet Book, p. 97.
Oct. 31. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer, notwithstanding any former restriction) 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to Serj. Ramsey and Serj. Harsnet for a quarter's fees. Money Book (General) p. 476.
The like for 100l. to pay off Viset. Falkland's warrant of Aug. 22 last for part of his pension of 300l. per an. Ibid.
The like for 125l. to the Countess of Brentford for a quarter on her pension. Ibid.
The like respectively to the Auditor of the Receipt and the Excise Commissioners for striking and paying a tally for 62l. 10s. 0d. for Sir William Killegrew for half a quarter on his pension of 500l. per an. Ibid.
Thomas Boone having an order for 600l. and another for 400l. registered on the third quarterly payment of the last Subsidy (there being no precedent orders upon that fund save what is pretended to by Mr. Lindsay) and John Northcott, Esq., late Receiver thereof for co. Devon, Sir Walter Moyle for Cornwall, Isaac Meynell for London and Middlesex, Edmo. Doyly for Notts, — Eddows for the peers, Benedict Thistlethwaite for Southampton, Nath. Booth for Chester, Christopher Banaster for Lancs., Martin Sandys for Worcester, John Lloyd for South Wales, Ralph Whitly for North Wales, C. Goodwin for Sussex, late Receivers of the said tax, being severally indebted on their accompts ; the said Boone desires that none of said Receivers and particularly the said Northcote be discharged till he [Boone] be heard and notice given to Mr. Richard Goodall at the Golden Cross in Cornwall. Caveat Book, p. 21.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Simon Taylor, of Lynn Regis, merchant, who having exported corn out of said port, has not, for want of money, paid the duty, and prays to have same discounted out of money due and to be due upon such entries [of exports of corn] as he shall make. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 233.