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'Entry Book: December 1676, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 391-407. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80607 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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December 1676, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 1. Treasurer Danby's fiat for letters patent to constitute John Barnaby, gent., Comptroller of Customs, Boston, Lincoln, loco George Slee, lately deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 10.
Warrant from same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against John Adderley, late Receiver of the Eighteen Months' assessment, co. Derby, so as to give him further time to collect his arrears and clear his accounts. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to the Duke of Albemarle for half a year to Sept. 29 on the rent for Mote Park. Money Book (General) p. 503.
Same to same to pay (with [due] regard to the weekly payments) the warrant for a quarter's salary to 16 of the King's waiters, London port. Ibid.
Same [to same] to pay (out of the money of the last Michaelmas account [of the Customs] if so much remains in your hands over and above what has been already directed to be paid thereout) 2,497l. 6s. 8d. to Mr. Wharton, the Treasurer of the Ordnance, in satisfaction of tallies to that value on the Customs : "this sum being for stores supplied by the Office of the Ordnance and sent to Virginia." Ibid.
Money warrant for 6l. 13s. 4d. and 91l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Nevil for half a year to 1675, June 24, on his several fees of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. and 10s. a day as Knight Harbinger to his Majesty. Ibid, p. 504.
Same dormant for payment of his fees to Sir William Scroggs, Kt., as one of his Majesty's Justices of the Common Bench. Ibid.
Three money warrants for 30l. each to John Cary, George Sayers and Tho. Sandys for a quarter on their pensions of 120l. per an. as Pages of Honour to the Queen. Ibid.
Dec. 2. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council as follows.
Prefixing : Said order in Council dated 1676, Nov. 24. Upon reading this day at the Board the petition of John Ariens van Ham, James Barston, Daniel Parker, John Campion, Richard Newnham and divers others using the manual occupation or trade of potters in and about London and suburbs thereof, shewing that notwithstanding the statute of 3 Ed. IV, prohibiting the bringing in of painted wares into England as merchandise for sale, and the King's edicts for preventing such importation, yet several persons, both subjects and foreigners, daily import several great quantities of painted earthen wares privately into London port and publicly into the outports, where there is little or no care taken to prevent it, to the inevitable ruin of petitioners and of many hundreds of poor men, women and children, whose subsistence depends thereon, and the total destruction of the manufactures here which [manufacture] is fully as well done as any foreign and with most materials of English growth, and therefore praying that such importation may be prevented and the said manufacture in this kingdom upheld : it was ordered by the King in Council that Treasurer Danby direct the Customs Commissioners [to give directions to the officers of London port] and the officers in the outports to cause the king's moiety of all such painted earthen ware as well white as blue or any other colour hereafter imported contrary to said statute to be forthwith broken and destroyed.
Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 249-50.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to depute Edward Viccars as Collector of Customs, Colchester port, loco John Hebdon, Esq., on said Viccar's surrendering his deputation of Sept. 2 last as same. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 250.
Charles Bertie [to the Customs Cashier] to pay 25l. into the Exchequer for Mr. Ellesden for last Michaelmas quarter on his pension ; with [due] respect to the weekly payments : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same accordingly. Money Book (General) p. 504.
Same to same with like regard to bring in 162l. 13s. 8d. to be paid as follows, viz., 41l. 6s. 10d. each to Serjt. Baldwyn and Serjt. Turner as Serjeants at Law, 40l. each to Sir John Otway and Sir John King as Council at Law to his Majesty : for one year on their respective fees. Ibid.
Dec. 3. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant under the Exchequer seal to John Wynne, of Melsay, co. Denbigh, of the office of steward of the lordship or manor of Denbigh, during pleasure, and in as ample manner as Sir John Carter, Kt., lately deceased had. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 10.
Dec. 4. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 2,800l. which the Customs Cashier has brought into the Exchequer for the Secretaries of State, viz., 1,500l. to Secretary Coventry upon his order for secret service and 100l. for one year to June 24 last on his pension [sic for on his ancient fee] ; and 1,000l. to Secretary Williamson on his order for secret service and 200l. for two years on the like pension. Money Book (General) p. 505.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring in with [due] regard to the weekly payments) 20l. 13s. 5d. to Sir William Scroggs for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 41l. 6s. 10d. per an. as one of the King's Serjeants at Law. Money Book (General) p. 505.
The like letters (on the money warrant of Oct. 23 last) for 30l. to Mr. Hen. Fanshaw for 1½ years to Sept. 29 last on his allowance of 20l. per an. for keeping the rolls of the Hearthmoney. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Receivers of the Law duty to pay off Capt. Wetwang's tally struck upon them for 500l. next and immediately after Sir William Bassett's tallies for 1,000l. are satisfied. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to allow 50l. for the account of William Pley, junr., which he is to pay to the corporation of Lyme for half a year to Sept. 29 last on their allowance for repair of their cobb. Ibid.
Dec. 5. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer with [due] regard to the weekly payments) 50l. for Mris. Gunter for a quarter on her pension of 200l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 1.
Same to same to pay the 64l. 3s. 4d. (ordered Oct. 3 last for Serjt. [chirurgeon] Wiseman one of the King's Chirurgeons) to said Wiseman's executors, he being lately dead. Money Book (General) p. 453.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to order the Collector of Berwick port to admit corn to be brought out of Scotland to that port, Customs free, as follows, viz., 6,000 quarters of bigg, 4,000 quarters of oats, 300 quarters of wheat, 200 quarters of pease and 50 quarters of rye yearly until further order : the said collector keeping an account of the quantity so imported : all by reason that application has been made to Treasurer Danby on behalf of the town and garrison of Berwick for renewing the privilege which has been allowed them of importing certain quantities of Scotch corn. Customs free, the matter having been recently heard before Treasurer Danby when they alleged their necessity of being supplied with such corn. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 250.
Same from same to same to deliver, Customs free, a seizure of three dozen of Roman gloves, lately brought in the John and Mary hoy from Dort, belonging to Signora Eleanora Battalia and seized by John Tombes, tide surveyor London port. Ibid, p. 251.
Same from same to same [sic for to the Attorney General] to enter a noli prosequi to discharge the information against Roger Hawkshead, Lieutenant of his Majesty's frigate Speedwell and volunteer under Sir Edward Spragg, concerning nine pieces of Holland [cloth] belonging to said Hawkshead and seized by Mr. Chetham and prosecuted in the Exchequer : the Customs Commissioners having reported favourably hereon in regard of said Hawkshead's good services in those employments as above. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for last Michaelmas quarter on Lady Charlotte Paston's pension of 500l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 505.
Same to same to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring in with [due] regard to the weekly payments) 5l. to Mrs. Pinckney. Ibid.
Same to same ("Good Cousin") for tallies to be levied, as hath been usual, for payment to Sir Harbottle Grimston, bart., Master of the Rolls, of one year on "the several fees of 10l. per an. and 27l. 4s. 7d. due at Midsummer last and the 29th of January last respectively." Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies on the Customs for 583l. 6s. 8d. to Charles, Earl of Nottingham, for half a year on his several pensions of 1,000 marks and 500l. per an. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer 50l. for Mris. Picques ; having [due] regard to the weekly payments. Ibid, p. 506.
Money warrant for 50l. to Joane Carlisle for a quarter on her pension of 200l. per an. (Charles Bertie of same date to the Customs Cashier to pay same in with [due] regard to the weekly payments : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same). Ibid.
Dec. 6. Same for 135l. to Mris. Elianor Dyke for 4½ years to Sept. 29 last on her annuity of 30l. per an. Ibid, p. 1.
Same for 15l. to Mris. Anne Jenkins for half a year on her annuity or pension of 30l. as one of the rockers to the late King's children. Ibid.
Same for 276l. 14s. 9d. to Lawrence Hyde for his extraordinaries as late Ambassador to the King of Poland for representing his Majesty at the christening of said King's daughter.
Appending : bill dated 1676, Aug. 14-24, of said extraordinaries as allowed by Secretary Williamson "by his Majesty's particular direction and appointment."
Ibid.
Sent in as a present to the Governess of the young princes[s] 400 gould ducatts : in guilders 2,760 0 0
Sent more at the same time to the Governess, to be distributed amongst those of the nursery as she should think fit 200 gould ducats : in guilders 1,380 0 0
guilders 4,140 0 0
Which comes to 276l. 14s. 9d. sterling.
Money warrant for 893l. to Sir William Temple for extraordinaries as Ambassador to the States General.
Appending : bill of said extraordinaries—
Money Book (General) p. 1.
£ s. d.
Laid out towards my journey to Nimuegen before the 26th of May, 1676, upon the several orders I received to make myself ready for it and before I had any doubt of his Majesty's not allowing me equipage.
For seven horses
279 0 0
For hangings 190 0 0
Charge of retaining my house and journeys of my servants upon that occasion 108 0 0
A set of Campagne [campaign] liveries 72 0 0
Clothes for myself and servants 244 0 0
£893 0 0
Same for 1,300l. to Sir William Temple for a quarter's ordinary in advance, for Nov. 22 last to Feb. 21 next as Ambassador as above. Ibid.
Same for 768l. to Sir John Robinson, kt. and bart., Lieutenant of the Tower, in part of 1,623l. 16s. 11d., said sum comprising 541l. 3s. 7d. for diet and keeping of prisoners, repairs and other charges there, and 1,082l. 13s. 4d. for salaries and wages of himself, the Gentleman Porter and Yeomen Warders [there] for four quarters ended 1674, Lady day : the bills for which are signed by several Lords of the Privy Council. Ibid, p. 2.
Same for 80l. to Nicholas Oudart for one year of his annuity or yearly fee of 80l. as his Majesty's Latin Secretary. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Receivers of Excise to pay off Dr. Richard Ball's tally on the Excise for 18l. 13s. 4d. for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the perpetuity of 37l. 6s. 8d. to the Keeper of the Temple. Out Letters (General) p. 1.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 20l. to Robt. Bertie for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his pension. Same to the Customs Cashier to bring said 20l. into the Exchequer "after [first providing for] the weekly payments and Maids [of Honour], [the Queen's] Dressers, Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber." Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 187l. 10s. 0d. for Visct. Ranelagh and 125l. to Lord Hatton for half a quarter to June 24 last on their pensions of 1,500l. and 1,000l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer with [due] regard to the weekly payments) 135l. to Mris. Dyke for 4½ years to Sept. 29 last on her pension of 30l. per an. and 15l. to Mris. Jenkins for half a year on her pension of 30l. per an. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby to Sir Thomas Davies, Lord Mayor, and to the Aldermen of London. About two years since there was deposited by your town clerk in your hands or in the Chamber of London by your order 165l. 10s. 0d., being moneys received for his Majesty's use from the several persons licensed to keep alehouses within the city at the Sessions of the Peace holden at Guildhall 1673, May 12, or which was received before 1674, May 19, in pursuance of the late Act for the Law duties. I desire you to pay the same to William Man, Esq., your sword bearer, one of the King's serjeants at arms, taking his bond in the King's name for payment thereof to the King's use as shall be directed by myself. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 10.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Thomas, bishop of Lincoln, and to the Auditor of First Fruits and Tenths, upon the determination of the accounts of Benjamin Lany, late bishop of Lincoln, for the Tenths of that diocese, for the year ended 1666, Xmas (as rendered by John Lany his executor) there is due to said bishop a surplusage of 67l. 12s. 9½d., as is certified by Sir Richard Langley, an Auditor of Imprests. You are hereby to pay said sum to said John Laney. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 11.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Richard, Lord Byron, on the super of 102l. 16s. 0d. set upon him by the High Collector of Aids and Assessments in the Hundred of Broxtow, as being unpaid for said Lord's manor of Newstead, co. Notts ; said Lord having informed me that it appears from the accounts of one who was formerly his servant that the said sum, or greatest part thereof, was duly paid, but that said servant being absent, said Lord desires time to satisfy Treasurer Danby herein. Ibid.
[?] [? Entry of Treasurer Danby's signature of a docquet of] an assignment from the King to Bussy Mansel, and Michael Bebington ut supra p. 386, of divers rents and lands contained in a schedule annexed [missing] being part of Sir Robert Thomas's estate and in trust, to pay 695l. [by 100l. per an.] to Dr. John Butler and other annuities to John and Humphrey Thomas. Ibid.
Dec. 6. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit 50 barrels of corn powder to be shipped, customs free, for his Majesty's service in Jamaica ; same having been received by Sir John Griffith out of the stores in the Office of Ordnance, pursuant to the royal warrant of Nov. 28 last. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 251.
Same from same to same to give directions to the Customs officers at Barbados and all other the King's Plantations in America not to permit any ships to go to sea on a trading voyage from any ports or places under their respective care till the master, owners or other proprietors thereof have given good security that they shall not go to any part within the limits of the Royal African Company's charter, that is to say from Sallee to Cape Bon Esperance, nor import any blacks, gold, elephants' teeth, Malagetta or other the commodities of those countries into any of the said Plantations contrary to the said Company's charter, according to the direction of the order in Council as below.
Prefixing : Order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, 1676, Nov. 29, prescribing as above.
Ibid, pp. 251-2.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Bernard Greenville and Thomas Culpepper of the fine of 500l. imposed in the King's Bench upon Robert Moore, of Chesterfield, co. Derby, gent., on his conviction for violently taking away Hester Taylor, spinster, an heiress, with intent to marry her. King's Warrant Book V. p. 251.
Same to Sir Jonathan Atkins, Capt. General and Governor in Chief of Barbados, Sta. Lucia, etc., in America. By a judgment of the Admiralty Court in England in July, 1675, it appears that the ship Maria was made prize near Cape Lopus [Lopez] by the King's ship Phoenix (lately commanded by Capt. Watson and after his death by Capt. How) and carried into Barbados. The effects of said prize were 136 negroes and a certain quantity of dust gold. Said negroes and most of said gold were delivered to you, but you have rendered no account thereof. You are to state such accompt with all expedition, and to pay all the effects from the above to John Strode ; to the end a just apportionment and distribution thereof may be made to the captain, officers and seamen of the Phoenix, pursuant to our royal proclamation and according to the petition exhibited to us the King by William Crusoe, Roger Meryck, Nicholas Gerrard, Jeoffrey Baldock, Hen. Howard, John Morgan, Benjamine Aldridge and Samuell Davis in behalf of themselves and all other officers and seamen of said ship.
Followed by : a similar royal warrant to John Strode, Esq., Governor of Dover Castle, to pay over to said officers, etc., as above the said effects as above of the said ship Maria, captured 1674, Aug. 22 : all "according to an order formerly made in our Court of Admiralty as likewise since decreed by our Lords Commissioners of Appeals for Prizes in the case of Capt. George Gallop and the officers and seamen belonging to our late hired ship the Thomas and Francis, which ordered the share of the negroes and produce thereof formerly taken by them to be divided according to their several wages paid them at our pay table."
Ibid, p. 252.
Dec. 7. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer "with [due] regard to the weekly payments and other sums already directed") 80l. for Mr. Oudart. Out Letters (General) p. 2.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the import, Customs free, of certain particulars consigned from Calais to Thomas Betterton, one of the Duke of York's Comedians, to be used in a new tragedy not yet acted called 'Circe.'
Appending : schedule of said goods in a deal chest weighing 81 lbs. French weight, about 30 doz. of Italian masques, some scarlet colour, some black.
30 plumes of feathers, already used.
A plume of feathers for a woman, scarlet colour.
Two Tires for the head, of embroidered satin.
A bundle of wearing linen for a man.
A steel compass.
Three iron tools.
Two fine pebles.
Some pasteboard molds [moulds].
28 or 30 Italian masques in a little box.
Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 252.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for a Commission to issue to the following for setting out ports, wharves and keys in the port of Sandwich and the members and creeks thereof, viz., to the mayors of Sandwich, Dover, Rochester, and Faversham, Charles Osborne and Giles Dunstar, Surveyors General of Customs, Richard Breton and Tho. Veale, customers of Sandwich, Walter Breame, Comptroller of Sandwich, John Watson, Tho. Cooke, James Houseman, Hen. Shales, Rich. Brabant, Jno. Kennett, Jno. Johnson, Humph. Atweeke, John Kingsland and William Petit. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 252.
Cave that no person get a licence to import pot-ashes from Holland, Hamburgh or Dunkirk, etc., contrary to the Acts of Navigation or Frauds without notice first given to Francis Asty, Esq., Deputy Governor of the Eastland Company : [said Asty] living in the Minorites near Aldgate, who desires to be heard on behalf of that Company. Caveat Book, p. 22.
Sir Nicholas Armorer desires on behalf of himself and Mr. Savile of the Bedchamber that until one of them be heard no [Surveyor General's] report may pass the Lord Treasurer concerning a grant of Artaine alias Jartaine in Ireland to the Visct. of Granard or any other. Ibid, p. 23.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Tuder, gent., of the office of Auditor General of the Crown Revenue within the Principality of Wales in reversion after Sir William Godolphin, with the yearly fee of 20l. and all other fees, etc. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676-7, Feb. 10, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 251. Docquet Book, p. III.
Dec. 8. Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the petition of Robert Fitz-Gerald and Adam Loftus. I have considered same and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's report thereon, and finding that your Majesty, notwithstanding said report, is inclined to gratify petitioners, I have nothing to object.
Prefixing : Note of said petition from Fitz-Gerald and Loftus for a grant to the longer liver of these of a pension of 300l. per an. [on the establishment] in Ireland formerly granted to Visct. Ranelagh for life [in reversion] after the decease of Ellen, Countess of Tyrconnel who still enjoys the pension, the said Visct. Ranelagh being willing to surrender [his revisionary right thereto]. Said petition was referred June 6 last by Secretary Williamson to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, who reported June 29 last that such a grant being for two lives will lessen the King's favour to Mr. Carre, Sir James Cuffe and Col. Cary Dillon, who have grants of pensions as soon as any pensions on the establishment fall void. Said report was referred Aug. 6 last to me Treasurer Danby, and on the 10th Nov. last again referred by Secretary Williamson to me Treasurer Danby in these words "his Majesty having been further moved upon this report, and continuing notwithstanding graciously disposed to gratify the petitioners in their suit" refers it to Treasurer Danby.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 11-12.
King Charles I. having in the 18th year of his reign granted to James Hoar the reversion of the offices of Clerkship of the Exchange and Mint and Surveyorship of the Melting Houses of Exchange, Coinage and Mint within the Tower of London for life in reversion after Thomas Swallow who died lately, said Hoar prays that without notice to him no grant [of the above] in reversion or otherwise pass to Mr. Evans or any other. Caveat Book, p. 22.
Royal warrant [to the Clerk of the Signet attending] for a privy seal for 1,409l. 13s. 9½d. to Benjamin Polstead, gent., as royal bounty, without account. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 13 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated 1676-7, Jan. 10 hereon : to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs Cashier.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 252. Docquet Book p. 104. Money Book (General) p. 11.
Dec. 9. Money warrant for 300l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, to be by him paid over to Thomas Purcell, Esq., as for three quarters on the 400l. per an. for 20 musicians attending the Chapel Royal : as by the privy seal of 1673, Sept. 30. Money Book (General) p. 2.
Same for 100l. to Peter Lely for half a year on his pension of 200l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1661-2, Feb. 25. Ibid.
Same for 140,000l. to William Henrick, Prince of Orange : out of any money in the Exchequer : as by the privy seal of 1670-1, Feb. 10. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Justina Vandick alias Stepny for half a year on her pension of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to satisfy the Earl of Nottingham's tally for 250l. for half a quarter of his pension of 500l. per an. with [due] regard to the weekly payments. Out Letters (General) p. 2.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to issue 1,000l. out of wages money in his hands, to be paid on tickets for the Henrietta's seamen, who were turned over into the Harwich. Ibid, p. 3.
Same to [the Customs Cashier] to bring into the Exchequer with [due] regard to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 51l. 11s. 0d. for three months' interest of a debt due to Col. Buller. Money Book (General) p. 506.
Dec. 10. Money warrant for 57l. 10s. 0d. to Timothy Whitfield for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his fees and allowances, amounting in all to 76l. 13s. 4d., as Clerk of the Foreign Estreats. Ibid, p. 3.
Same for 62l. 2s. 6d. to Anthony Segar, gent., viz., 52l. 2s. 6d. for disbursements for the Treasury office for the present Xmas quarter and 10l. for same quarter's salary. Ibid, p. 10.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to pay Edward Bertie 50l. per an. as Collector of Customs on wool, leather, lead and tin in London port : and warrant for the present Christmas quarter thereon. Ibid.
Dec. 11. Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the petition of Sir Edward Greaves as by the order of reference of Feb. 22 last thereon. Petitioner prays a grant of the inheritance of the iron mills in the forest of St. Leonard, co. Sussex, with the forges, furnaces, iron mine and liberty of taking Horsham stone, 250 load of coal and 30 cord of wood yearly for the use and maintenance of said iron mills, which are now in lease to petitioner, for which grant of the inheritance he offers to relinquish his pretensions as well to 10,000l. claimed to be due to him from the late King and so much of 1,200l. due to him for arrears of his pension as Physician in Ordinary to your Majesty and of 2,000l. due to him out of arrears of the pension of the late Earl of Norwich as your Majesty shall think fit. I find by the Surveyor General's report that a lease of 250 loads of coal and 30 cords of wood annually was granted him 1662, June 27, together with said ironworks, viz., for 31 years from the then following Michaelmas at 36l. 13s. 4d. per an. The said proportion of coal and wood is not to be augmented nor like[ly] to be improved in the yearly value thereof (which does not exceed 260l.) unless the importation of foreign iron should be inhibited by law or so imposed upon [taxed] that the ironworks of this kingdom may be encouraged and improved. The ironworks are decayed and disused and of no present profit to petitioner. Therefore the Surveyor General rates the inheritance as above at 2,373l. 6s. 8d., being at eight years' purchase. As to said debts there is due to him 1,100l. for 11 years to 1674, Michaelmas, on his fee of 100l. per an. as a Physician to your Majesty and 200l. for two years more since. From the will of George, late Earl of Norwich (remaining in the register of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury) it appears that said Earl appointed the payment of 2,000l. to one Mr. Calfe for Thomas Nevett, goldsmith, and therein prays the King to pay the 5½ years' arrears of his pension to meet some particular payments, of which this to Nevett is one. Petitioner's right to said 2,000l. arises from his marriage to said Nevett's daughter, as her marriage portion, who was relect and sole executrix of said Calfe, who was executor to said Nevett. "And he further makes out by a patent under the great seal of England constituting him a baronet of England, that he was Physician General to the Army of your Majesty's royal father of blessed memory, by reason whereof he affirms that there remains due to him the sum of 10,000l. for moneys lent and otherwise [furnished for said King] but how the same becomes due to petitioner hath not appeared before me. I submit the matter to your Majesty's wisdom. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 15-16.
Warrant dated Wallingford House from Treasurer Danby (with many corrections and interlineations) to Richard Derham, Esq., Receiver General of the fines as follow (altered to, to the present and late sheriffs and undersheriffs of Norfolk and Suffolk) to pay to William Battie, clerk, the King's share of the Conventicle fines levied and received within the said counties since 1670-1, Mar. 15, and now remaining in the hands of such sheriffs, etc., as above : all as reward for said Battie's activity in informations and procuring convictions of that kind and in accordance with the privy seal of Nov. 30 last, directing that such fines and moneys as above be disposed of to such persons and uses as the King should appoint by warrant under his sign manual ; in accordance wherewith the King has by such warrant of the 7th inst ordered payment as herein above particularly. Money Book (General) p. 3.
Money warrant for 9,550l. to Ralph Mounteney [sic for Montagu] Master of the Great Wardrobe, to complete the 40,000l. imprest for the Great Wardrobe as by the privy seal of 1674-5, Feb. 27. Money Book (General) p. 3.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to George Porter for half a year to Lady day last as Surveyor of Customs, London port. Ibid.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against John Sorrell, late collector of the Eleven Months' Assessment and the Additional Aid in the Hundred of Holt, co. Norfolk, who is indebted to the King on his receipts : he having represented to Treasurer Danby that the King formerly signified his pleasure for his discharge, but that his estate has been wholly taken towards satisfaction of said debt, so that he has been unable to redeem himself from prison. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 12.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to Lord Gerard for half a quarter of both his pensions ; with [due] respect to the weekly payments. Out Letters (General) p. 2.
Same to same to similarly bring in 406l. 7s. 8¾d. for half a year's salary to the falconers. (1676-7, Feb. 12, "to be paid notwithstanding any former restriction"). Ibid.
Same to same to similarly bring in (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 57l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Whitfield, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last as Clerk of the Estreats. Ibid.
Mr. John Tooker, on behalf of Sir Baynham Throckmorton and the rest of the partners concerned with him in the coalworks called Perthill and Plummers Peece, within the manor of Stratford super Fosse, co. Somerset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall (having now a petition before the Lord Treasurer touching said coal works) desires that nothing may be done towards the granting of a lease to George Long or any other person whatsoever without notice first given to said Tooker, Throckmorton et al as above. Caveat Book, p. 23.
Dec. 12. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer, with [due] respect to the weekly payments, 240l. being 30l. each for Mr. Porter, Mr. Wroth, Mr. Berkeley, Mr. Sandes, Mr. Sayers and Mr. Cary, for a quarter each, and 60l. to Mr. Legge for half a year : all as Pages of Honour to the King or Queen. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt dated Dec. 15 to so pay same.) Out Letters (General) pp. 2, 5.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, on payment of Custom, ad valorem, some looking glasses, tables, stands and hanging candlesticks, sent from France for Madame Churchill. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 253.
Charles Bertie to [the Customs Cashier] to bring into the Exchequer with [due] regard to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 100l. for Mrs. Justina Vandike alias Stepney. Out Letters (General) p. 3.
Dec. 13. Money warrant for 150l. to Mris. Sophia Stuart for half a year on her annuity or yearly pension of 300l. Money Book (General) p. 4.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Anthony Segar to deliver to the Duke of Monmouth so many of the tallies struck for 4,500l. on the Four and a Half per cent. Duty (as by the privy seal of June 15 last ; which tallies are delivered to said Segar's hands to be disposed of for his Majesty's use as Treasurer Danby shall think fit) as amount to 2,604l. 2s. 7d. for the said Duke's own use, as by the royal sign manual of the 6th inst. Ibid.
Same from same to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to pay (out of the extraordinaries of the Works) 101l. 16s. 6d. for making up her Majesty's flower garden at Somerset House, and enclosing the same with iron rails and ballisters. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, in part of the privy seal of June 28 last for 10,000l. for repairs of his Majesty's Mews, Stables and buildings thereto. Ibid.
Same for the following as half a year each on their annuity or yearly fee as his Majesty's falconers, viz., William Sakins 25l. 1s. 10¾d. ; William Poulton 25l. ; Arthur Wichell 25l. 1s. 10¾d. ; Silvanus Rowley, 25l. 1s. 10¾d. ; John Osboldstone 15l. 19s. 4¾d. ; Jasper Everard 25l. ; Richard Edes, John Burchell, Thomas Duffeild, Abell Daniell and Thomas Dechamp 22l. each ; John Silvester 25l. 1s. 10¾d. ; (Col.) John Legge 25l. ; Andrew Holmes 25l. 1s. 10¾d. [all for the half year] due at Michaelmas last : and 9l. 10s. 1½d. to William Russell for a quarter on his fee [as a same]. (Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt dated Dec. 17 to pay these warrants and a similar half year to Christopher Barker). Ibid, p. 5. Out Letters (General) p. 5.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay off Mr. George Porter's warrant for 150l. for half a year to Lady day last on his salary of 300l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 3.
Same to same to bring into the Exchequer with [due] regard to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 500l. to Lady Portland for half a year to Sept. 29 last on her pension of 1,000l. per an. Ibid, p. 4.
[?] Same to Mr. Griffin. Treasurer Danby has been pleased to allow 6 per cent. interest on a tally dated July 18 last for 700l. for Mr. Chace, charged on the Hearthmoney in Sept. next. I desire you to take notice thereof, and as soon as you possibly can, to advance the said sum to Chace to answer his occasions at Christmas, which will be a favour to him and will oblige me. Ibid.
Dec. 13. Same to "good Cousin" [the Auditor of the Receipt] to draw an order for 7,000l. for the Mint : to be paid out of Coinage Money. Ibid.
Reference from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Hunter, Clerk of the Checque at Sheerness, praying for the place of Searcher at Queenborough. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 253.
Reference from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Farrington, merchant, having at Hamburg consigned a chest of pins to Lisbon which (for that shipping went not to Lisbon so soon as was expected) was put aboard a ship bound for London and praying that same may be landed, on payment of Custom, and on security for re-export in the first shipping bound for Lisbon. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 253.
Warrant from same to the Barons of the Exchequer to take the sureties of Edward Bertie as Collector of the Customs on wool, leather, lead and tin in London port and thereupon to swear him in : said sureties being said Bertie, Francis Rogers, Edward Christian and Henry Doughty. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 12.
Same from same to same to swear in John Barnaby, gent., as Comptroller of Customs, Boston, Lincoln. Ibid.
Same from same to Anthony Parsons, Auditor for co. Cornwall, to make up and pass the accounts of Oliver Sawle as Receiver of Hearthmoney for Cornwall for the year ended 1663, Sept. 29, setting 560l. 13s. 0d. in super generally upon divers constables in said county and 26l. 1s. 0d. and 83l. 16s. 0d. upon divers other persons, all as vouched for by the oath of Francis Sawle, gent., deputy to said accomptant, and in accordance with the privy seal of July 19 last, the schedules of said arrears having been formerly left with deputy auditor Mr. Pollard, and cannot now be found. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's fiat for letters patent to constitute Henry Hoogan, gent., as Comptroller of Customs, Great Yarmouth, on the surrender of Edward Chamberlaine. Ibid, p. 13.
The like for John Needler as Comptroller of the Customs and subsidy of wool and hides, lead and tin in London port on the surrender of Francis Hodges. Ibid.
Mr. Nott being bound with the Earl of Oxford for 200l. borrowed of Mr. Bland, which the Lord Treasurer gave him [said Earl] a note to pay [said Bland] out of his [said Earl's] pensions due at Midsummer, 1675, same is not yet paid, and Mr. Bland sues Mr. Nott for the money. Mr. Nott desires to have notice before any more money is paid to the said Earl upon his pension. Caveat Book, p. 23.
Dec. 15. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Col. Robt. Phillips of a messuage known by the name "de la Black rodd" situate in the parish of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, now or late in the occupation of John Allison and of the annual value of 30l., being parcel of the lands and tenements of Paul Williams, late of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields, tailor, and escheated to the King : the lease to be for 99 years at the rent of 12d. per an., and without fine : all in consideration of the faithful services of said Col. Phillips, and of his charges in finding the King's title to the premises. Warrants not Relating Money VII. p. 13.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of the docquet of a demise [by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal] to Thomas Blackwell of the lands and tenements of John Hutchins, of Berry, in the parish of Bridestow ("Badstow"), co. Devon, gentlaw. Ibid.
Report to the King from Treasurer Danby dated from Wallingford House on a draft [privy seal] as below, las referred to him from Secretary Coventry Nov. 20 ast. "I agree to the" said draft.
Prefixing : Draft [privy seal] for the sum of 20,000l. per an. (reserved upon the present establishment of Ireland to be for such uses or persons as the King should appoint by his sign manual) to be paid and returned yearly from Ireland to England into the hands of William Chiffinch, to be employed in the King's buildings at Windsor Castle ; and as the charge of returning [the loss by exchange on] the said money to England will be considerable, it is hereby also appointed that the remainder of the sum of 2,218l. 17s. 5d. as follows be applied to meet such charges, so that said 20,000l. may be entirely received in England without abatement or defalcation : the said sum of 2,218l. 17s. 5d. arising as follows, viz., by the royal sign manual of 1674-5, Feb. 10, it was ordered that for the ease of the office of sheriff in Ireland, no such sheriff after Dec. 25 then next ensuing should during the time of the Assizes for any county keep any table for entertainment of persons resorting to such Assizes other than for his family and retinue, nor should make any present to any Judge of Assize for his provision, nor bear any part of such Judge's charges, nor give any gratuity to such Judge's officers or servants, and that no Barons or officers of the Exchequer, their deputies, clerks or servants should on any pretence whatever demand any fee or present whatsoever of any sheriff for or upon the passing his account : and in consideration hereof said [sign manual] did further declare that the King did resolve in the new establishment for Ireland to commence from said Dec. 25 to increase the Judges' allowances to 100l. each for each circuit, and that the salaries of persons to whom fees were then payable by any sheriffs upon passing their accounts should be by so much increased as the fees due from all the sheriffs of Ireland according to the late reducement did amount to : but the King having thought fit that the said establishment should commence only from March last, and the Judges of Assize having in obedience to the above gone the last Lent circuit on their own charges, and the officers of the Exchequer being suddenly to pass the sheriffs' accounts for last year without fees, and so will lose a half year's payment of that allowance, therefore the King is hereby pleased to make up the said defect ; "and therefore upon examination of the present state of the charge of that our kingdom [Ireland] for this year beginning the 25th of Dec., 1675 and ending the 25th of Dec., 1676, we finding that if all the payments were computed according to the rate of our establishment for the whole year there will be saved the sum of 2,218l. 17s. 5d., yet undisposed of" therefore it is hereby ordered that out of the said saving there be paid 500l. to and among the Judges of Assize for the last Lent circuit (viz., 100l. each) and 194l. 3s. 1d. to the officers of the Exchequer concerned in passing said sheriffs' accounts.
Warrants not Relating to Money, VII. pp. 14-15.
Money warrant for 128l. 6s. 8d. to John Knight for half a year on his several fees of 80l. and 40 marks per an. and annuity of 150l. per an. as one of his Majesty's Chirurgeons. Money Book (General) p. 6.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer with [due] respect to the weekly payments) 20l. for Mr. Lodowick Bray for half a year on his pension of 40l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 4.
The like letters for 150l. to Mris. Sophia Stuart for half a year of her pension of 300l. per an. Ibid.
The like letters for 194l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Robt. Southwell for disbursements to Anthony Rider, et al, for attendance and provisions for the Committee (Council) of Trade and Plantations, as by the warrant of Nov. 9 last. Ibid.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Danby to forthwith contract (or to give warrant to the Trustees for Fee Farms to contract) with John, Lord Frescheville, for the rents as in the annexed schedule at the rate of 16 years' purchase : and for conveying same upon said contract, notwithstanding any former order or warrant to the contrary.
Appending : Said schedule.
King's Warrant Book V. p. 283.
£ s. d.
per an.
Co. Yorks.
A rent payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary at Knaresborough 1 0 4
Rents payable to the late chantries of the Blessed Mary and St. Anne in Hampsthwaite 0 10 8
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Aldborough 2 18
Rents payable to the late chantry of St. John Baptist there 0 7
Rents payable to the late chantry in Rawcliffe 0 12 0
Rents of lands in Skelton, concealed and found by commission 0 14 8
Rents payable to the chantry of the church in Wykeham 8 0 0
Part of the rent late payable to the service of a caplin [capellanus] in Wragby 0 9 11
Rent payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Darton 3 0 0
Rent of lands there found by commission 1 15 6
Rent payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Pontefract 2 13 6
Rent payable to the late chantry in the chapel of St. Giles there 2 16
Part of the rent of the chantry of St. Clements there 3 1 5
Part of the rent of the late chantry called Theobalds place 2 11 4
Rents of the late chantry called Prebend chantry of Aded Potterton 9 7 0
Rent payable to the late chantry of St. Katherine in Kellington 2 17 3
Rent payable to the late chantry in Ripon 0 12 0
Rent payable to the late chantry of our Holy Saviour in Rothwell 3 2 0
Rents payable to the late chantries of the Blessed Mary in the North and South parts of Rothwell 6 15
Rents payable to the late chantry in the chapel of Middleton 4 8 5
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Holy Trinity in Whitkirk 10 13 4
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Thornhill 5 6 8
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Warmfield 4 3 8
Rents payable to the late chantry called the service of Jesus in Bristol [Briscoe] 3 18 8
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Bristol 1 4 0
Rents payable to the chantry of the Holy Trinity in Bristol 4 6 10
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Darfield 3 14 0
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Badsworth 5 6 6
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary Magdalen in Leeds 3 17 2
Rents payable to two other chantries of the Blessed Mary there 7 1 8
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Ripley 0 9 0
Rents payable to the late chantry of the Blessed Mary in Aberford 12 6 8
Royal warrant [to the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a great seal for a grant to Edward, Lord Montagu, son and heir to Edward, Lord Montagu, deceased, of all that walk commonly called Geddington Woods, alias Geddington Woods Walk, within the forest of Rockingham, co. Northampton, with the rights, members and appurtenances and all those two lodges with the small closes to them belonging and the land there enclosed or fenced in containing by estimation 13 acres and within said walk ; and of all those two places called Langley and Hassocks and all those roads, ridings and other "plaines" by estimation 190 acres of commonable ground ; and of all the game of deer there, with such free chase and free warren as the Crown has in and upon the said walk : to hold as of the manor of East Greenwich in free socage : with other clauses for granting him a free chase and free warren upon and within said walk and the circuit and bounds thereof, and for deafforesting the said walk : and with non obstantes that it is in or was within the royal forest of Rockingham or any other royal forest : all by reason that the coppices within the said walk and the ground and soil thereof were by patent of 1627-8, Feb. 26, granted to Edward, Lord Montagu, deceased, and his heirs under the fee farm rent of 10l. [per an.], which rent is [now by the sale of fee farm rents of the Crown] granted away. From the Surveyor General's report [on Edward, Lord Montagu's petition for same] it appears that the premises contain only said 13 acres of enclosed ground lying in severalty, and said 190 acres of commonable ground wherein the Crown has only right of soil and feeding of deer, open and subject to the feeding of the commoners' cattle of divers adjacent towns, and that no prejudice is like to arise to any part of Rockingham Forest to have the said Walk taken out of it. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676-7, Jan. 12, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 261-2. Docquet Book, p. 107.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Andrewes and John Morice, of London, Esqrs., of the office of Comptroller of Cardiff port on the surrender of the patent of date 1672-3, Jan. 8, granting same to Richard Westcombe and Clement Westcombe, of London, merchants. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 15 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 253. Docquet Book, p. 105.