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'Entry Book: November 1676, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 358-372. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80605 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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November 1676, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov. 1. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment, customs free, on the ships the Francis, John Warner, master, the Constant, Jacob Hay, master, the Henry and Anne, Thomas Arnold, master, the Golden Lion, Leonard Webber, master, the Recovery, Thomas Hasted, master, and the Barnaby, Nathen Rider, master, of the magazine of provisions which the Navy Commissioners will soon be ready to ship for the use of his Majesty's forces intended for Virginia in the said ships : and also eight months' provisions which said Commissioners will have occasion to ship for his Majesty's ship Phoenix at Jamaica on board the St. Thomas, Capt. Joseph Knapman master. (Charles Bertie to the same dated Nov. 2, concerning the above shipment of provisions to Virginia on board said merchant ships. Least any dispute should arise in the clearing of the said ships at Gravesend about the payment of head money for the soldiers, you are to give direction that the masters of said ships be not impeded on that score, but that the matter be brought before you, the Customs Commissioners, to be adjusted with Treasurer Danby's approval). Ibid, pp. 234, 235.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer) 69l. 11s. 3d. to pay off Mr. Gervas Price's two orders of Oct. 2 last, one for 30l for half a year to Michaelmas on his salary as underkeeper of St. James's Park ; the other for 25l. as one quarter on his allowance of 100l. per an. by contract for keeping his Majesty's arms at Whitehall) and 14l. 11s. 3d. for same on his fee of 58l. 5s. 0d. per an. as Gentleman of the Bow. Money Book (General) p. 477.
Same to same to issue (and same to same to bring into the Exchequer, notwithstanding any restriction) 53l. 11s. 6d. for Mr. Segar and 16l. 3s. 4d. for Mr. Gregory to pay off their orders. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby for an order as follows to be satisfied (with interest due thereon up to the time of the repayment to Sir John Tippetts of said principal sum of 250l.) out of such moneys as are or shall be brought into the Exchequer by Roger Mostyn, late Receiver of Hearthmoney co. Montgomery, and by Francis Crawley, late same, for Essex and Herts.
Prefixing : (a) verbatim copy of said order dated 1671, May 11 (based on the privy seal of 1671, Mar. 30), for 250l. to Sir Dennis Gauden, surveyor of his Majesty's marine victuals, as in part of 20,879l. 6s. 6d. due to him [as interest] for money by him disbursed in the service [of the victualling] above the 45,176l. 11s. 3d. formerly allowed for interest of moneys at 6 per cent., and above the 1529l. 15s. 0d. formerly paid and allowed to him by Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy, for interest of 27,000l. and above all other sums paid at the Exchequer or elsewhere to said Gauden for interest : and further for 6 per cent, interest on said 250l., payable six monthly from date of said privy seal till date of payment of the principal of 250l.
(b) (c). Two endorsements of assignment of said order, (b) from Gauden to Joseph Hornby (dated 1671, June 2), (c) from Joseph Hornby to John Tippetts, Esq. [now Sir John Tippetts], dated 1674, Sept. 18.
Ibid, p. 479.
The like warrant for payment to Sir John Tippetts out of the like moneys as above of a similar order dated 1670, July 4 (based on the privy seal of 1670, May 21), for 300l. to Sir Thomas Osborne and Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurers of the Navy, as in part of 200,000l. imprest for the Navy.
Appending : (a) Copy of said order : (b) and (c) endorsements of assignation as above ; (b) from said Osborne and Littleton to George Snell (dated 1671, May 20) ; (c) from George Snell to John Tippets, Esq. (dated 1673, June 21).
Ibid, p. 480.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for 792l. to Thomas Hayter, Esq., upon several orders drawn in the names of Sir Tho. Osborne and Sir Tho. Littleton as Treasurers of the Navy, and by them assigned to said Hayter : viz., 350l. on an order No. 1 ; 100l. on an order No. 4 ; 200l. on an order No. 5, all charged on the Customs for 1672, Lady day quarter ; and 142l. on an order No. 23, charged on the Customs for 1670, Lady day quarter. Same is to be hereby paid out of such moneys as are or shall be brought into the Exchequer by Mostyn or Crawley as above. Money Book (General) p. 481.
Nov. 2. Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners. In pursuance of the order of Council of Sept. 30 last, an embargo was laid upon some ships at Bristol bound for Virginia. On the 28th inst. [ult.] the mayor of Bristol has advised [the Privy Council] that having stopped three ships entered out for Virginia, one of them has changed her entry for the Barbados, and so he believes the rest will do, to free themselves from the embargo. Hereon the King has directed that you write immediately to direct said mayor to stop said ship or ships for two or three days, by which time he shall receive the King's further directions. Out Letters (Customs) III p. 235.
Same to Edward Seymour [as Treasurer of the Navy] out of [the French King's] money received [by said Seymour] from Mr. Chiffinch to issue 1,888l. 10s. 0d. towards payment of the further charge of transporting the forces to Virginia. Money Book (General) p. 477.
[?] Same to Anthony Stephens, Esq., [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] to pay 1,153l. 13s. 7d. to Mr. Shales to be by him paid to the [Navy] slop sellers for clothes provided for the soldiers bound for Virginia : to be paid out of money [ut supra] received of Mr. Chiffins. Treasurer Danby "alsoe desires to see the account of the money you received of Mr. Chiffinch." Ibid.
Nov. 2. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a tally to be struck on the Tenths of Exeter for 100l. for half a year of Tho. Whitgrave's pension due at Michaelmas last. Ibid, p. 478.
Nov. 3. Warrant from Treasurer Danby (and letter from C. Bertie) to the Customs Commissioners to employ Francis Salvin as a watchman London port, loco Francis Murland, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 234.
Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the petition of John Ball, praying payment of the arrears on the allowance of 400l. per an. promised him by the late Treasury Lords on surrender of his office of Treasurer of the Excise in Jan., 1671-2 (of which allowance he has received no part) and for payment of same to be settled for the future. Petitioner's circumstances recommend him if he can find some some other way than that proposed in his petition. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 5.
Nov. 4. Warrant under the royal sign manual to Treasurer Danby to give warrant to William Roberts (to whom the moneys to be employed in the repairs of Windsor Castle are to be paid) to pay 500l. per an. for two years from 1675, Sept. 1 (at or about which time the said work began), to Hugh May, Esq., Comptroller of the Works, for his care and pains in the rebuilding and repairing of said castle : the first year's payment to be made presently, and the last year's in two half yearly payments on Mar. 1 and Sept. 1 next. (Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Nov. 8 to said Roberts accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 235. Money Book (General) p. 488.
Charles Bertie to the Speaker of the House [as Treasurer of the Navy]. Treasurer Danby has seen a letter from the Navy Board recommending to your care the procuring money for payment of the Wivenhoe. You are hereby to pay the requisite money herefor out of the money for wages in your hands. Money Book (General) p. 481.
Same to same for 110l. to be issued for payment of a list of seamen of the money given them as royal bounty : to be issued out of navy money in your hands for wages. Ibid.
Same [to the Auditor of the Receipt] for a tally to be struck on the Receiver of First Fruits for 500l. for a quarter on the Earl of Oxford's pension of 2,000l. per an. Ibid, p. 482.
Same to same to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer) 100l. to Mr. Sutton Oglethorpe for half a year to June 24 last, of his fee of 200l. per an. as Master of his Majesty's studs. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Receiver of Beds and Bucks for 25l. each to Mris. Withers and Mris. Halsnorth for half a year to Sept. 29 last, on their pensions. Ibid.
Same [to same] to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer with [due] respect to [the weekly payments) 15l. 3s. 4d. to Andrew Lawrence for a quarter on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day. Ibid.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Tipp, of Wapping, whose son John being crossed in mind ran away and went on board a vessel for Holland with 60l. 13s. 0d. of petitioner's money, but said money was seized at Gravesend by Robert Bristoll : and therefore praying delivery of said money. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 236.
Nov. 6. Royal warrant for a privy seal for granting to the Duke of Monmouth and Edward, Lord Latimer, for their own use the money imprested (as below) to Edward Deering, and what shall be due from imprests to Sir William Warren not accompted for : said imprests being as follows, viz. : an imprest bill granted 1665, May 10, by the Navy Commissioners and directed to the then Treasurer of the Navy for impresting 2,666l. 13s. 4d. to Edward Deering, merchant, upon account for cast [sic for East] country planks for his Majesty's service (for which sum John Fenn, gent., became bound to the said Deering in a bond of 5,000l. to satisfy the aforesaid sum to his Majesty) ; and very considerable sums of money imprested by said Navy Commissioners to said Warren for the service of the Navy from 1664, July 21, to 1667-8, Mar. 24 : which [imprests] are not yet accompted for to his Majesty. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Nov. 14 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 234. Docquet Book, p. 99.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a release and pardon to Sir Solomon Swale, late sheriff of co. Yorks, for the year ended 1671, Sept. 29, of the sums he is indebted upon his account thereof, viz., 217l. 11s 8d. for fines de Banco and 90l. 3s. 5d. for issues of jurors at assizes. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 19 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 234. Docquet Book, p. 105.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer forthwith, notwithstanding any former order or restriction, (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 217l. 14s. 8d. for Baptist May in discharge of the remainder of an order for 2,000l. for Healing Medals. Money Book (General) p. 482.
Same to same to bring into the Exchequer 446l. 17s. 2¼d to be paid to the officers of the Exchequer Court upon the liberate for necessaries. Ibid, p. 484
Nov. 7. Money warrant for 150l. to Dame Isabella Wyche, Dresser in Ordinary to the Queen, for half a year on her pension. Ibid.
Same, dormant, for payment to Col. Antho. Buller of 6 per cent. interest from June 24 last, on 3,436l. 16s. 10d. principal money due to him from the King : as by the privy seal of July 26 last. Ibid, p. 486.
Nov. 8. Royal warrant for a privy seal for 10l. per an. each to Thomas Franklyn, Henry Baldwyn and Robert Emms, three groom littermen : during pleasure and from the date they were sworn into their places. (For privy seal hereon see infra under date 1676-7, Jan. 31.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 235.
Royal sign manual for 75l. 4s. 9d. to John Warner, master of the King's barge as interest for one year to Sept. 29 last on an order No. 781 registered on the Hearthmoney for 1,254l. for two houses purchased [from him] by the King at Greenwich, which order would have been paid 1672, Dec. 13, if there had been no restraint of payment in the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated Nov. 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 234. Money Book (General) p. 489.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a grant to Thomas Hawood, gent., of the office of musician in ordinary to the King, loco John Rogers, deceased, with the fee of 100l. per an. out of the Exchequer from Michaelmas last. Docquet Book, p. 98.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Lady Jane Clifford, customs free, a manteau gown, a muff and 12 pairs of gloves sent to said Lady from France from the Countess of Northumberland, who is now there. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 236.
Treasurer Danby's fiat for letters patent to constitute Christopher Baret searcher of Customs Yarmouth, on the surrender of John Rogers. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 5.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Rowland Thruppe, customer and collector inwards, Bristol port, to swear and admit John Moore, gent., into the place of a King's waiter in said port. Ibid, p. 6.
Same from same to the Commissioners, Comptroller and Auditor of Excise to allow 1,312l. 10s. 0d. to the Farmers of Excise, same having been stopped as interest forfeited for non payment of 409l. 5s. 6¾d., part of the two-thirds of a quarter's rent of the Country Excise due (by the utmost limitation) Sept. 19 last, but which was actually paid only three days later on Sept. 22 last, being wanting [kept back] upon pretence of interest due for part of their advance money. Ibid.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer for process against Roger Mostin, late Receiver of Hearthmoney co. Montgomery, and Francis Crawley (Crowley) late same co. Essex and Hereford, and their securities : said collectors being still indebted to the King upon their receipts. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay the Auditors of Imprests one year's fee to Sept. 29 last : having [due] regard to the weekly payments [due to be made out of the Customs for the services]. Money Book (General) p. 484
Same to same to bring into the Exchequer (notwithstanding any [former] restriction) 200l. for Mr. Ramsay as imprest as the Lord Treasurer's solicitor : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to so pay same. Ibid.
Money warrant for 180l. to Bevil Skelton, Esq., for extraordinaries for last Michaelmas quarter as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany.
Appending : bill of said extraordinaries—
Ibid.
£
For intelligence and other necessaries 80
To the Emperor's and Empress's servants when I had my first audience 25
My journey to Shombron where I had audience of the Empress ; and to Neustadt where the Queen of Poland was 25
Going twice a week to Eversdurff, where the Emperor now is 20
Mourning for the Archduchess of Innspruch for myself only 30
7l a week for three quarters of a year as by mistake was omitted in my warrant of ordinary entertainment 273
£453
"I allow this bill, save as to the last article of the 20s. per diem, which his Majesty is pleased shall be supplyed by a distinct privy seal." [Sir] J. Williamson, Oct. 31, 1676.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby [to the Receipt] by way of endorsement for the execution of a money warrant dated 1671, Nov. 29, for 1,000l. to the Earl of Rochester as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.
Prefixing : Copy of said warrant and of a letter of direction dated 1671, Dec. 5 thereon, transferring it to be paid out of loans on the Customs. [See Aug. 18, supra, p. 306.]
Ibid, p. 485.
Letter of direction on the remainder of an order of loan dated 1671, April 17, for 2,000l. to Thomas Holder, Esq., whereupon about 441l. 4s. 2¾d. has been paid for interest and 1,612l. 1s. 1½d. has been directed to be paid by tallies on John Lindsey, Esq., Receiver of the late Subsidy co. Essex, and on the third quarter thereof. [See supra, p. 182, under date Mar. 28]. Same is hereby to be paid out of such money as shall come into the Exchequer of said Subsidy. Money Book (General) p. 485.
Money warrant for 194l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Robert Southwell for disbursements as below for the Committee of Trade and Plantations from 1674, Dec. 25, to 1676, June 24 : said disbursements not being included in the bill allowed by the Lords of said Committee July 11 last, p. 282 supra.
Appending : bill (as allowed Oct. 12 by the Lords of said Committee) of said disbursements—
Ibid, p. 486.
£ s. d.
To Anthony Ryder, underkeeper of the records of the Council : for stationery 10 0 0
To Benjamin Cooling and Thomas Ravenscroft, keepers of the Council Chamber for fire and candle at the rate of 2s. a day each 109 10 0
To John Wickham, the messenger, for constant attendance and employing one to help him : at 50l. a year 75 0 0
£194 10 0
Same for 20l. to Edward, Earl of Sandwich, for one year's creation money. (Charles Bertie dated Nov. 23 to the Customs Cashier to bring said sum into the Exchequer : and to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same.) Ibid, p. 487.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Katherine Gunter for a quarter on her patent of 200l. per an. Ibid, p. 488.
Same for 30l. to Aubrey Porter, Esq., for same on his pension of 120l. per an. as one of the King's Pages of Honour. Ibid.
Nov. 9. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Mathias Halsted as waiter and searcher at Bridgwater, loco Geo. Blake, who declines same. Out Letters (Customs) III p. 236.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer, notwithstanding any former restriction (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay) 12l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Henry Bond for last Michaelmas quarter on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 487.
Same to same to bring into the Exchequer sums as below for the following, in lieu of the moneys formerly payable to them by the Chief Butler of England out of the Prizes [Prizage] and Butlerage of wines, but now settled on the Exchequer by a privy seal : viz :— Ibid, pp. 487, 496.
£ s. d.
For the Lord Chancellor 96 0 0
To the two Chief Justices and Chief Baron 13l. 6s. 8d. each 40 0 0
For the Provost and Fellows of Eton 15 0 0
For the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge 10 0 0
For the Master of the Rolls 6 13 4
£167 13 4
(Same to the Auditor of the Receipt dated Nov. 23 for issues to be made as above ; the Customs Cashier having brought said sum into the Exchequer.)
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in (with [due] regard to the weekly payments) 30l. for Robt. Killegrew for a quarter on his pension of 120l. per an. as one of the King's Pages of Honour : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same. Money Book (General) p. 487.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 250l. for a half quarter due at Michaelmas last on the Earl of Arlington's annuity of 2,000l. : according to the late order of Council for suspension : and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies. Ibid.
Nov. 10. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for 2,500l. to the Duke of Ormonde out of the 20,000l. payable to the King by the present Farmers of the Revenue Ireland as an addition to their 60,000l. advance money : the King having formerly accepted a proposal made by said Duke of remitting to the Crown the sum of 48,256l. 2s. 6d. sterling, and [in lieu thereof of] receiving from the Crown 5,000l. per an. out of certain quit rents in Ireland which were assigned to him by patent dated 1669, Aug. 2, until the said 48,256l. 2s. 6d. [should] be run out and paid : which said 5,000l. per an., the said late Farmers paid from time to time until 1675, Michaelmas, at which date they refused to pay the 2,500l. due thereon, alleging that by their covenants they were to detain in their hands the two last quarters of the Irish revenue [receipts]. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 6 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 235. Docquet Book, p. 103.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to George Evans, gent., of the office of Clerkship of the Irons in the Tower of London, and also of the Surveyorship of the Melting House (Houses) in the Tower : together with all houses, liberties, privileges, profits, diets, etc., in as ample manner as held by Thomas Swallow, deceased, or any other. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 12 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 236. Docquet Book p. 107.
Royal sign manual for 50l. to Dame Katherine Dallison as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Nov. 13 hereon. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier dated Nov. 16 to bring said 50l. into the Exchequer, notwithstanding any former restriction : and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 236. Money Book (General) pp. 492, 493.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a privy seal to give allowance to the Earl of Bath as Governor of Plymouth in his account now passing for the fortifications there of 1,117l. 3s. 3d. and 613l. 2s. 5d. expended in said work, which for want of sufficient vouchers (being paid to many persons in the time of the late distractions) cannot pass the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book V. p. 236. Docquet Book, p. 100.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Laurence Hyde, Esq., of the rent of 500l. per an. from Sept. 29 last, arising from, and for the remainder of the term of, the farm of logwood in consideration of his many good and acceptable services : with direction to John Pincombe, the present farmer of the logwood (by indenture dated 1662, Sept. 23, for 21 years from 1662, Sept. 29, at 500l. per an. rent) to pay same accordingly, and for the Exchequer to allow same or to strike tallies of pro or assignment or other tallies from time to time for the due payment of said rent to said Hyde. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Nov. 27 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 236-7. Docquet Book, p. 101.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, customs free, three boxes of pictures and one piece of 30 ells of linen, a box with four pieces of tapestry and some pictures and a box of 20 lbs. of chocolate, now in the Customs Warehouse, and lately come from Flanders for the account and service of Don Bernardo de Salinas, Envoy Extraordinary from Spain. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 236.
The like for the delivery to James Houblon, customs free, of a coach lately arrived from France. Ibid.
Same from same to John Evance, one of the undersearchers of London port, to discharge a seizure of 50 doz. calf skins and to deliver same back to their owner John de Grave, a leather merchant and skinner : said de Grave having petitioned setting forth that by an Act of 20 Cor. II (in regard that it was found by experience that since the prohibition of exportation of leather the price thereof was much abated to the great discouragement of the breed and feeding of cattle and fall of rents) leather was permitted to be transported until the first Session of Parliament after 1675 : which having been found very beneficial, a bill passed the Commons the last sessions of Parliament for continuing the said Act, but same was not made an act by reason of the prorogation, so that in strictness of law no leather can be transported but calf-skins not exceeding 36 lb. the doz., or 4 lb. each skin, to the great detriment of the nation in that particular : further that petitioner's 50 doz. of calf-skins did somewhat exceed 36 lb. the dozen, and altogether weighed as much as 72 doz. of that standard would have done : said skins not being vendable in England, petitioner was shipping them off from [for] France, and with no intention to defraud, entered them as 72 doz., according to their true weight, and paid custom as for so many. On consideration of the whole, Treasurer Danby thinks not fit that said skins be permitted to be transported, but that they be delivered back to said de Grave, the owner. Ibid, pp. 237-8.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners for the like re-delivery of 59½ doz. calfskins similarly shipped by Arnold Sartillion for France, and seized as above. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 238.
Same from same to same to employ John Anthony and Stephen Robinson as tidesmen London port, locis Richard Hardman and Reynold Staneley, deceased. Ibid.
Same from same to same to deliver, customs free, 17 pieces of Holland cloth, fine and coarse, arrived in the Merlin yacht, being for the proper use of Elector ofBrandenburgh's envoy and his family. Ibid.
Same from same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to discharge the information against 48 pieces of calico brought in the ship Unity, William Cruffe commander, from the East Indies for the account of Bridget Holmes, a servant to the Duke of York. Ibid, p. 239.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a grant of confirmation to the Master and Governors of the Scottish Hospital of his Majesty's foundation, of the letters patent of incorporation to them granted 17 Car. II : together with power to purchase lands and hereditaments to the value of 400l. over what they were heretofore authorised to do : with several new and additional clauses and privileges for the better government and discipline of said corporation. Docquet Book, p. 98.
Same of same of a grant to Henry Kingsmill, Esq., of the personal estate of Richard Withers, of Quantoxhead, co. Somerset, who lately became a felo de se. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby to the Commissioners for the last Eighteen Months' tax, co. Middlesex. The Commissioner of Appeals in Excise inform me that (notwithstanding my former opinion to you not to charge their office to said tax) you do proceed to return them in arrear for same. I have referred the matter to the Attorney General, who agrees with me that the said Commissioners hold judicial offices which are not chargeable to said assessment. Do not upon this occasion delay completing the King's duty "which (the law provides) shall not be lessened by any accident whatsoever, but in such cases the county to be reassessed, which I doe once more recommend to you earnestly." Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 7.
Money warrant for 200l. to John Ramsey as imprest for law suits on the King's behalf. Money Book (General) p. 487.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Excise Commissioners to allow in account 160l. to the Farmers of Excise for one year's allowance to Michaelmas last, to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for Excise of beer for the North Sea and Herring Fishery. Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to George Nicholas for half a year's fee to Sept. 29 last, as Surveyor General of Customs. (Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier dated Nov. 13 to pay same.) Ibid, pp. 488, 490.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to pay 13l. each to the following for a quarter's fee or salary as King's waiters, London port : viz., John Marshall, Francis Dacket, Nicholas Parke, John Shaw, Gerard Andrews, Andrew Haynes, Samuel Ward, John Bowles, German Hough, Hugh Bantock, Francis Roberts, Samuell Phillips, Thomas Raymond, Samuell Danvers, Lawrence Corbett and John Feild. Money Book (General) p. 488.
Letter of direction on an order dated Oct. 3 for 2,600l. to Isaac Legouch : same to be hereby paid by tallies on the Law duties. Ibid.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service [viz.] for the Earl of Sussex for last Michaelmas quarter on his pension of 2,000l. per an. (Charles Bertie to the Receivers of Excise to bring said money into the Exchequer : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same). Ibid, p. 489.
Same for 500l. to said Fox for last Michaelmas quarter on his privy seal of 1674, July 27, for secret service. (In the margin : for the Earl of Lichfield). Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Anne, Countess of Newburgh, for same quarter on her pension of 600l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 29l. 3s. 4d. to Andrew Lawrence for half a year to Lady day last on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day as Surveyor of the King's highways : as by the certificate of May 25 last from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receivers of Crown Revenues for North and South Wales to pay 47l. 13s. 4d. to Lord Chief Baron Montague for half a year to Lady day last, on the allowance heretofore paid by the Receivers of Crown revenues England and Wales (being 95l. 6s. 8d. per an. to him as part of 333l. 12s. 0d. per an. to the Barons of the Exchequer for themselves and clerks for examining and declaring the accounts of the ministers and receivers of Crown revenues) : said allowance having, after the sale of fee farms, been settled upon the revenue of North and South Wales : the said Chief Baron desiring the present warrant "inasmuch as you make some doubt to allow the same, his commission bearing date some days after Lady day last. But in regard he was nominated Chief Baron by his Majesty before the said feast, his Majesty is pleased" to order payment as above. Ibid, p. 490
Same from same to the Receipt for tallies on the Farmers of Post Fines for 697l. 5s. 8d., representing the portion of said Post Fines which had been answered to the Crown by the sheriffs of several counties upon the determination of their accounts [instead of being answered by them to the said Farmers].
Prefixing : Certificate by the Clerk of the Pipe dated 1674, June 5 (made at the request of the assigns of the late Earl of Berks and Sir Robert Howard, Kt., to whom said Post Fines were demised by indenture dated 1661, April 29), viz., for the years 1669, 1670 and 1671.
Ibid, p. 491.
£ s. d.
Total answered to the King as above 697 5 8
One year's rent to 1671, Sept. 29, of said farm 2276 0 0
Whereof paid to the King 1178 14 4
The like warrants on the like certificates respectively as follows for 1671-2-3.
£ s. d.
Answered to the King as above 1204 1
Rent for one year to 1672, Sept. 29 2276 0 0
Whereof they have paid 1071 14
For 1672
Answered to the King as above 901 12
One year's rent 2276 0 0
Whereof they have paid 1374 7
For 1672-3-4
Answered to the King as above 1027 1 5
One year's rent to 1674, Michaelmas 2276 0 0
Whereof they have paid in money 1248 18 7
Nov. 11. Charles Bertie to Alderman Backwell to forthwith pay off Mr. Trelawney's tally for 150l. out of the remains of the Queen's portion. Money Book (General) p. 489.
Money warrant for 125l. to the Countess of Brentford for a quarter on her pension of 500l. per an. Ibid.
[?] Charles Bertie to the Speaker of the House of Commons [Edward Seymour in his capacity as Treasurer of the Navy] to issue 9,014l. out of the [Navy] money for wages in his hands : to be for paying off part of the wages to the Dragon, Portsmouth, Dartmo[uth] and Rose and to satisfy a list of seamen the money given them as royal bounty. Ibid, p. 490.
Nov. 13. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated Nov. of a grant to Herbert Price, Esq., of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Richard Head. Docquet Book, p. 99.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners to excuse Thomas Kinaston (one of the surveyors of London port) from going for Ireland, and that some other be chosen to go to Siberia [sic] in his room. This is done upon Lady Bridgeman's application to Treasurer Danby. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 239.
Same to same to forthwith depute Francis Salven as a watchman, ut supra, p. 360. You are likewise directed to present Cowland in the next equivalent vacancy. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to same to employ Edward Morgan as a waiter at Chester, loco Charles Broster, deceased. Ibid, p. 240
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 1,600l. into the Exchequer for Secretary Coventry, and 1,200l. for Secretary Williamson : all notwithstanding any former restriction. Money Book (General) p. 490.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to George Wharton on any orders unsatisfied in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance : to be by tallies on the Excise : same being to complete last Michaelmas quarter according to the establishment of the Ordnance Office. Ibid, p. 491.
Charles Bertie to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay out of the [French King's] money received from Mr. Chiffinch 346l. 5s. 5d. to the officers going to Virginia, being for two months' advance according to the establishment. Money Book (General) p. 492.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to Edward Seymour and Samuel Maydwell, Receivers General of the Law duties (so constituted as from 1675, Oct. 22, by the privy seal of Jan. 31 last) to pay the following salaries for the management of their Office— Ibid, p. 497.
Per an.
£
To each of said Receivers 200
Thomas Waldron attending the King's Bench and Common Pleas 80
George Castle, accomptant and under receiver 80
John Wells, searcher of the Sheriffs' files 60
— Legay for the Phillizers philacers] and protonotaries 40
The solicitor 80
The messenger 50
The three protonotaries' clerks 60
And incidents to be allowed quarterly upon bills.
Nov. 14. Cave that no warrant pass for a deputation to any person to be appraysor or coastwaiter, loco Thomas Rivers (dying), till Mr. Alexander be acquainted. Caveat Book, p. 22.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer. John West, mercer, is prosecuted in the Exchequer as surety for George Pley, late collector of Lyme port, for whom Bullen Reimes, Esq., William Harden, Henry Flory and Abraham Atkins, gent., are likewise securities. Said West and Abraham Atkins (to whom said West was counter security) have paid 1,200l. in part of said Pley's debt, and an extent is ready to be executed against said West for the remainder of said debt, whilst Pley the principal and the other sureties are not prosecuted. You are to prosecute said Pley and the other sureties effectually for said remainder and to supersede process against said West. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 8.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to to deliver, unopened and customs free, a trunk and five little cases brought from Leghorn in the ships Providence and Olive Branch, directed to the Countess of Fingall for the Queen's use. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 239.
Same from same to same to employ Thomas Shipton as collector, Whitby port, loco Allan Wharton, resigned. Ibid, p. 240.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated Nov. of a grant to William Russell of the place of one of his Majesty's falconers loco James Roper, deceased : with the fee of 38l. 0s. 5d. per an. out of the Exchequer from Midsummer last. Docquet Book, p. 99.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the manor of Kennington, in Lambeth, co. Surrey, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to an extension of lease thereof to Sir Robt. Cleyton and John Morrice, viz., to 31 years, the present rent of 50l. being on their petition reduced to the old rent of 16l. 10s. 9d.
Prefixing : Said Surveyor General's report on the petition of said Cleyton and Morrice for same. The premises comprise the capital messuage of the said manor, an old great barn, several cottages and about 86 acres of meadow and pasture, parcel of the demesne lands of said manor, granted by the present King to Henry, Earl of Drogheda, by indenture of 1661, May 22, for 31 years from 1660, Sept. 29, at the yearly rent of 50l., which grant was assigned to petitioners on the 27th of the same May for a valuable consideration : and they have obtained a second lease thereof under the Exchequer seal dated 1671, June 8, for 10 years from 1691, Sept. 29, under the same rent and paid a fine of two years' value for it. The premises, together with the residue of the demesnes of said manor called Prince's Meadows and wharfes (now in lease to John Arundell, Esq.) were formerly in grant to Lord Cottington at an entire rent of 16l. 10s. 9d. per an., which grant expired in the time of the troubles : and there has been lately a new lease passed to Mr. Arundell of those [Prince's] Meadows and wharfes under the said rent of 16l. 10s. 9d., "which by the former leases taken by him since his Majesty's restauration there was about 160l. per an. more reserved now taken off." If petitioners' rent of 50l. be reduced to 16l. 10s. 9d., there will remain 33l. 9s. 3d. per an. for them to buy off for 25 years in the present, which I take to be of a year's less value at least than three lives in copy holds with widows' estates incident, which are now constantly set at 10 years' purchase : and so the 33l. 9s. 3d. at nine years' purchase comes to 301l. 3s. 3d. When the last lease was passed to petitioners the full improved yearly value was then found to be 194l., out of which deducting 16l. 10s. 9d. for the rent, there will remain 177l. 9s. 3d. per an. The extension of lease they desire is for six years. This is not worth a year's purchase. Therefore a fine of 150l. may be a full consideration in respect of the great repairs incident to the premises to which they are tied by covenant, they asserting that the great barn and some of the tenements or cottages which have cost them very dear to keep up, are no way useful or beneficial to them or the estate.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 7.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths for 168l. 15s. 0d. for half a quarter of Mris. Hamilton's several pensions of 500l. per an. for herself and 850l. per an. for her children. Money Book (General) p. 492.
Same [to the Customs Cashier] to forthwith pay 750l. to the Duke of Lauderdale in part of his pension, and notwithstanding any former restriction. Ibid.
Money warrant, dormant, for the annuity or yearly fee of 100l. to Sir Joseph Williamson, a Secretary of State. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of the 4th inst. for 50l. to Lieut. William Armstron for last Michaelmas quarter on his pension : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the moneys of the Queen's portion in Edward Backwell's hands. Ibid.
Nov. 15. Privy seal for 20s. a day to Bevil Skelton, Esq., as an additional allowance over and above the 4l. a day ordered by the privy seal of Dec. 15 last to said Skelton (a Groom of the Bedchamber) as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany : by reason that "by our establishment for our foreign ministers we allow out Envoys Extraordinary to the Emperor 5l. by the day for their ordinary establishment" : to be paid from the day of his departure, and to continue till his return. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Nov. 8 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 241. Docquet Book, p. 98.
Letter of direction on an order of July 13 last for 1,316l. 18s. 9d. to Sir Richard Hatton for lands taken into Tilbury fort : same (and interest due thereon) to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Law duty Farmers. Money Book (General) p. 493.
Money warrant for 375l. to the Earl of Bath for half a quarter on his allowances and 1,000l. and 2,000l. as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber, as in lieu of plate out of the Jewel House and liveries out of the Wardrobe. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver customs free, a periwig, shoulder belt, hats, and a little parcel of Colebertine, lately brought from France as a present to Lord Bruce. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 240.
Same from same to same to employ Phillip Stevens as collector of Looe, loco John Natt, lately deceased. Ibid, p. 244.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of William Wickson's petition for a deputation to seize prohibited goods. Ibid, p. 241.
Charles Bertie to same. On the Lord Chief Baron's opinion (hereinclosed, which please return by Mr. Prowse) on the case of John West, one of Mr. Pley's sureties, Treasurer Danby has ordered stay of process against said West. You are to attend Treasurer Danby with said Pley and all his sureties on Monday week for the finding out some speedy course of getting in the remainder of the King's debt. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to Mr. Stephens (out of the [French King's] money by you received from Mr. Chiffinch) to pay 60l. upon an additional estimate of the Navy Board for [the forces going to] Virginia. Out Letters (General) p. 3.