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December 1676, 16-31

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'Entry Book: December 1676, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 407-416. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80608 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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December 1676, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 16. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir Francis Winnington, Solicitor General "by his Majesty's command in the presence of several of the Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council" to forthwith bring an action in his Majesty's name, to the value of 20,000l. by writ of Quo minus out of the Exchequer against John Baker, of Thistleworth, to answer the damages and loss received by his Majesty by the breach of his agreement lately made in the presence of several Lords of the Council for the management of the revenue of Excise under a certain salary to be received and several heads for covenants to be performed by him, and in case of failure to forfeit 10,000l. to the King : Baker having failed in the performance of his said undertaking, although the time to which he was first confined has been prolonged to him considerably ; by which failure the King's service has suffered great prejudice and loss. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 13.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay 137l. 1s. 8d. to James Vernon for 1¾ years to Michaelmas last on his yearly fee or salary of 78l. 6s. 8d. as customer of Chester port. Money Book (General) p. 4.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Danby to give warrant to Thomas Corbin, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, and to any two of the regarders of Sherwood Forest to fell 100l. worth of timber (not fit to be used in the building of shipping) to be employed towards the rebuilding of Kirklington Church, co. Notts : it being represented in a petition from Andrew Meires, minister, and from the churchwardens thereof that said church lies wholly demolished by a violent storm of wind, and that they are of themselves unable to rebuild it : the said Surveyor General having reported that he has viewed said church and finds that the parishioners have made some progress in the rebuilding thereof, but stand indebted for the materials used and for workmen's wages. (Treasurer Danby's warrant to said Corbyn dated 1676-7, Jan. 17, hereupon accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 278. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 25-6.
Dec. 18. Report [to the King] from Treasurer Danby on the petition to the King from the Governor, etc., of the Plantation of Londonderry, (which said petition sets forth that the King did in Jan., 1675-6, by letter direct the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay them the remaining 4,000l. in compensation for their right to the Custom of Londonderry, and by reason that no fund is appointed for the payment of the same prays that it may be paid either out of the surplusage of the revenue of the kingdom [of Ireland] after the civil and military lists are satisfied or otherwise, as the King shall think fit). Before I make a full report hereon I find it necessary to be informed from the Earl of Anglesey, late Vice Treasurer of Ireland (and accordingly have sent to his lordship) whether a conveyance has not been already made from the city of London of all their right and interest to the Customs of Londonderry upon the sum of 6,000l. paid by said Earl upon account of this matter. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 14.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to [the Customs Cashier] to pay 225l. to Richard Bretton for 2¼ years to Sept. 29 last as Comptroller of Petty Customs, London port. Money Book (General) p. 5.
The like for 108l. 12s. 6d. (altered to 36l. 4s. 2d.) to Richard Bretton for 1½ (altered to ½) year to Sept. 29 last on his fee or salary of 72l. 8s. 4d. as Customer of Sandwich port.
Memorandum. This warrant was for 1½ years upon Mr. Mounteney's certificate that so much was due, but it appearing [that] no more than half a year is due, it is amended for 36l. 4s. 2d.
Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the [Receivers of Excise] to pay forthwith 2,150l. to the Duchess of Portsmouth upon account of her pension : "for which [payment] you shall have a regular discharge." Out Letters (General) p. 5.
Same to same. Mr. Dashwood has contracted with the King for the management of the duty of Excise, and has agreed to pay in as a pledge of his performance 10,000l. this day. You are to receive this for his Majesty's use, giving Dashwood your receipt for same. Ibid.
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) 21l. 4s. 8d. for the poor of the parish of St. Magnus for one year to June 24 last. Ibid.
The like letters for 60l. to Mris. Skelton for half a year's interest to Dec. 4 last on her order of loan dated 1670, Dec. 3. Ibid.
Reference from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Dormer Shephard and Capt. Gospright for allowance of Custom on tobacco cast away. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 253.
Cave that no further payment be made to Mris. Bolton on her pension of 200l. per an. until notice thereof be given to Lady Wood, who claims [an] interest in that pension. Caveat Book, p. 23.
Dec. 19. Money warrant for 30l. to John Berkeley for a quarter on his annuity or pension of 120l. as a Page of Honour to the King. Money Book (General) p. 4.
Same for 300l. to Dame Anne Windham for three quarters on her pension of 400l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 60l. to Sir Charles Windham for half a year on his annuity or yearly pension of 120l. Ibid, p. 5.
Same for 231l. 5s. 0d. to Col. Edward Villiers for one year on his fee or allowance as Governor of Tynemouth Castle. Ibid.
Money warrant for 75l. to Lady Johanna Thornhill for a quarter on her annuity or yearly pension of 300l. as one of the Queen's Dressers. Money Book (General) p. 6.
Same for 35l. to James Peirce for a quarter on his fee of 40l. per an. and annuity of 100l. as one of his Majesty's Chirurgeons. Ibid.
Same for 64l. 3s. 4d. to Richard Pile for a quarter on his fees of 80l. and 40 marks per an. and annuity of 150l. as a same. Ibid.
Same for 47l. 10s. 0d. to Sackville Whittle for a quarter on his fee of 40l. per an. and annuity of 150l. as a same. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer 40l. for Sir Edward Bish. Out Letters (General) p. 6.
Same to same to likewise bring in, with [due] respect to the weekly payments, 4,000l. for the Master of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid.
The like for 150l. for half a year's rent due to Lady Williams for her house in Palace Yard, Westminster. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid.
The like letters for 98l. 17s. 10d. for Sir Nico. Armorer. Ibid.
The like letters for 25l. 1s. 10½d. for Serjt. Gyde. Ibid.
The like letters for 300l. to Lady Windham for three quarters on her pension of 400l. per an., and 60l. to Sir Charles Windham for half a year on his pension of 120l. per an. (Same to the Customs Cashier dated 1676-7, Jan. 22, to pay said 360l. into the Exchequer "notwithstanding any restriction.") Ibid, p. 7.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer, with due respect, etc., 137l. 1s. 8d. for Mr. Vernon for 1¾ years on his salary as Customer of Chester. Ibid, p. 6.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Bennet Hoskins, of Harewood, co. Hereford. (For Treasurer Danby's warrant hereon see under date 1677, Dec. 5, infra.) Docquet Book, p. 104.
Dec. 20. Same of same of a demise to Thomas Starkey at the nomination of Robert Phillipps, Esq., of a messuage and appurtenances in Covent Garden, parcel of the escheated lands of Paul Williams, tailor. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 15.
Same of same of a demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William Hassell of a messuage and lands in the parish of Dundry and elsewhere, co. Somerset, part of the lands of John Stibbens, outlaw. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Tooker of several parcels, as below, of the Duchy of Cornwall, except that parcel called Great Buckbarrow of the yearly rent of 3s. 4d. : all for 99 years, terminable on lives to be named.
Prefixing : The Surveyor General's ratal of a particular of parcels as follow—(a). A parcel called Great Buckbarrow in the manor of Ryme, rated at 3s. 4d. (This is granted by copy of Court roll and the rent duly answered as Mr. Ward affirms, and so is not to be passed in this lease.) (b). The first parcel called Newmead or Burges Close for 99 years, terminable on the lives of James Hedges, junr., and Mary Hedges his sister and a third life : at the old rent of 13s. 4d. and fine of 20 marks. (c). A second parcel being several things within the manor of Midsomer Norton for 99 years, terminable on three lives at rents amounting to 13s. 4d. per an. (d). A third parcel called Buckbarrow, in the manor of Ryme Intrinseca for 99 years, or three lives at 2s. 6d. rent reserved.
Ibid, pp. 16-17.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to [the King's Remembrancer] for a commission of inquiry as to wastes, spoils and abuses since 1660, June 24, in New Forest, to be issued to the following, viz., the Honble. Edward Noell, Lord Warden [of said forest] ; Sir Francis Roll ; William Strode ; Gyles Eyre ; Oliver St. Johns ; Thomas Agar and Charles Strode, Surveyors General of Woods, Trent South ; Francis Poulet, Jonathan Rivet, George Stanley, Phillip Percival, Robt. Roll, James Lynch, Roger Clavel and William Tulce.
Prefixing : Articles of inquiry. (2). Wood taken under the name of fuelwood and whether same has been only dead wood and kite boughs, and whether any having common of estover in said forest can have the same longer than there is dead wood and kite boughs, and what such dead wood and kite boughs amount to yearly. (3). Keepers' and under-keepers' fuelwood. (4). Felling (branching, hewing, spalling, chopping, girting) of trees by borderer inhabitant or others within or near said forest other than taking dry, dead, sere boughs, which bear no manner of vert or green leaves. (5). Accounts of sale of timber offal. (6). What coppices, woods, trees and woodlands are in lease, and what allowance of timber is claimed by the tenants. (7). What browsewood is cut in every walk, and whether same is bigger than as a buck may turn with his horn or as will butt ene [? end] carry an inch bore through it. (8). Quantity of house boot, cart boot, estovers and fuelwood belonging to the tenants of the manor of Lyndhurst and others. (9). Timber or moneys appointed for the building or repairing the King's houses, lodges, stables, pales, rails, fences, etc., in said forest. (10). The charges exhibited by Sir William Jones, Attorney General, against Barnard Knapton, late underwoodward of said forest as to his accounts.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 18-20.
Money warrant for 27l. 7s. 6d. to Edward Villiers, Esq., for half a year of his three several fees of 1s. 6d. and 1s., and 6d. a day as Keeper of the Great Park at Richmond. Money Book (General) p. 6.
Same for 128l. 6s. 8d. to John Knight for half a year on his several fees and pension as a Surgeon [to the King]. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order of Nov. 26 last for 455l. to Sir Rich. Bulstrode : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due in March next. Ibid, p. 7.
Letter of direction on an order of the 7th inst. for 10,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service : to be hereby satisfied as above. Money Book (General) p. 7.
Same on an order of the 7th inst. for 768l. to Sir John Robinson : same to be hereby satisfied as above. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay John Ady and John Cole, gent., the present Deputy Chamberlains [of the Exchequer] 2s. per 1,000l. for joining tallies for Customs money paid into the Exchequer or to any private person on tallies on the Customs : all for the period from 1674, Michaelmas, and to continue the like allowance for the future : such allowance having been usually [anciently] allowed to the tally joiners. Ibid.
Same dormant from same to the Receipt, for tallies from time to time on Sir Thomas Strickland out of the salt farm for the 200l. per an. to Roger Crofts as by the letters patent of June 2 last ; and warrant for one year thereon to Sept. 29 last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 33l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Richard Langley for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 100 marks per an. as an Auditor of Imprests and Foreign Accounts. Ibid, p. 8.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Izabella Bointon, widow, for a quarter on her pension of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. to Sir Christopher Wren for one year on his fee as Surveyor of his Majesty's Works. Ibid.
The like warrants for the following for one year each as officers of the Works, viz., Hugh May, 27l. 7s. 0d. as Comptroller ; Phillip Packer 36l. 10s. 0d. as Paymaster ; Joshua Marshall 18l. 5s. 0d. as Master Mason ; Alexander White 18l. 5s. 0d. as Master Plumber at Windsor ; Peter Brent 18l. 5s. 0d. as Master Plumber of the Works ; Arthur Houghton 12l. 3s. 4d. as Purveyor ; William Dickenson 66l. 13s. 4d. as Clerk Engrosser ; Tho. Bagley 18l. 5s. 0d. and 1l. 4s. 0d. as Master Glazier ; Hen. Phillips 27l. 7s. 6d. as Master Carver ; Tho. Kinward 18l. 5s. 0d., 18l. 5s. 0d. and 16l. 2s. 6d. as Master Joiner ; John Grove 18l. 5s. 0d. as Master Playsterer ; Edward Marshall 18l. 5s. 0d. as Master Mason ; Rich. Rider 18l. 5s. 0d. as Master Carpenter ; Isaac Corner 18l. 5s. 0d. as Master Bricklayer. Ibid.
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) 231l. 5s. 0d. for Col. Villiers for a year's allowance as Governor of Tynemouth Castle and 27l. 7s. 6d. for half a year as keeper of Richmond Park. Out Letters (General) p. 7.
Order from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to see that a copy of the order as below be affixed in the Custom House, London port and printed copies thereof sent to the outports to be put in execution.
Prefixing : Copy of said order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, 1676, Dec. 8, ordering that an order of the Privy Council of the 24th ult. for breaking the King's moiety of imported painted earthenware be forthwith printed and copies sent out as above to the end same may be put in execution.
Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 253.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to admit Sir John Frederick and Company (on payment of Customs and on security for re-export) to enter a case of ribbons laden on the ship Providence at Leghorn and consigned to Cadiz, where said ship being denied pratique was forced to bring said goods to England, where it was put in the king's warehouse : the Customs Commissioners having reported favourably the 7th inst. hereon, although said ribbons are a prohibited commodity, and in strictness liable to a forfeiture. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 254.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated Decr., of a pardon to John Exton, gent., and Thomas Parker, grocer, for the killing of Devereux Gwillim : with restitution of lands and goods. Docquet Book, p. 105.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Francis Weaver and John Weaver of the office of Customer inwards Southampton port ; upon surrender of William Andrews and William Brerewood : and with the fee of 62l. 13s. 4d. per an. and all other fees. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676-7, Jan. 3, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 258. Docquet Book, p. 107.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Thomas Agar and Charles Strode, Surveyors General of Woods, Trent South, being for the charge of taking forth and the necessary expenses of the Commission issued to Edward Noel, et al, for enquiring of wastes and spoils in New Forest. (Money warrant dated Jan. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 258. Money Book (General) p. 14.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a privy seal for installing the First Fruits of Thomas Lamplugh, bishop of Exeter (being 450l., the Tenths deducted) to be paid in four yearly instalments, the first at Lady day next. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676-7, Jan. 3, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 258-9. Docquet Book, p. 107.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy (altered to a great) seal for a grant of the annuity or pension of 200l. to Rebecca Bridges, the daughter of William, late Lord Chandos, deceased : to be payable quarterly out of the Exchequer, the first payment to be from Michaelmas last. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676-7, Jan. 6, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 259. Docquet Book, p. 106.
Dec. 21. Money warrant for 1,300l. to Sir Leoline Jenkins for three months' advance of ordinary, Dec. 10 instant to Mar. 11 next as Ambassador, etc., for the peace at Nimuegen. Money Book (General) p. 7.
Dec. 22. Same for 3,660l. to Charles Bertie, without account ; "the same being for new year's [gifts] to be given by his Majesty on 1st Jan. next." Ibid, p. 8.
Charles Bertie to [the Navy Board]. The King has directed that Mr. Bayley who built the Edgar and Oxford should be paid what you in your report judge reasonable. You are to assign him a bill signed by you for 5,666l. 1s. 3d. for payment in course to clear his imprests and [to] pay for the Papenburgh, according to your appraisement, and the remainder to be paid him in [ready] money. Also you are to make him out perfect bills for 201l. 16s. 9d. and 24l. 1s. 0d. for overworks on the Oxford, and for 50l. for the incidental charges of the Papenburgh, and to assign the said bills for payment equal with his bill abovesaid and in the same course abating the 50l. imprest for the charges of the Papenburgh. Out Letters (General) p. 7.
Charles Bertie to [the Navy Board]. On Mr. Francklin's petition Treasurer Danby directs speedy payment of his bill, and desires you to assign the bill of 211l. for payment upon Mr. Maddocks out of money in his [said Maddocks'] hands for payment of ships. Out Letters (General) p. 8.
Same [to same] to similarly pay Capt. Christopher Gunman's bills of 50l. and 10l. forthwith out of any of the weekly money in the [Navy] Treasury or that shall first come in. Ibid.
Reference to the King's Remembrancer of Francis Brunetti's petition complaining that William Robinson, Richd. Wyn and John Hunter have taken away his goods wrongfully as [being] prohibited goods. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 254.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to James (Thomas) Halsall of extension of lease of the Park, Outwoods, and Moshey (Moss Hey) of Myerscough, co. Lancs., parcel of the Queen's jointure, said Halsall having lately contracted with Edward Tildesley, Esq., for his term and interest of about 26 years therein : no rent to be payable during the Queen's lifetime : after her death the present rents (of 25l. per an.) to be paid. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676-7, Mar. 12, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 259. Docquet Book, p. 120.
[?] Unfinished and evidently vacated entry of a royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a demise to Sir William Bassett, Sir Richard Lloyd, John Hutchins and William Browne, Esqrs., of the duties on Law proceedings : said demise or farm to be for 3½ years from Oct. 23 last. (See infra under dates 1676-7, Feb 8, and Mar. 8 in tabular matter.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 260.
Dec. 22. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Thomas, Lord Howard, of the unanswered arrears of the monthly assessment received or levied by John Williams, Receiver General thereof in co. Glamorgan, or by his deputy within or before the year 1652 or [similar moneys remaining] in the hands of Col. Phillip Jones, Major Evan Lewis, Capt. Robt. Thomas, Ensign Thomas Williams, Thomas Williams of Swansea and John Howell or some of them : said arrears being since then by Act of Parliament or otherwise vested in the King. Ibid, p. 261.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Dame Anne Laughorne : as royal bounty, without accompt. Ibid.
Same for 300l. 5s. 9d. to Simon Smith for charges expended and to be expended in [Exchequer fees on] receiving 9,461l. 3s. 0d. out of the Exchequer to be employed in impaling the Great Park at Windsor and in passing the privy seal for discharging him of said 9,461l. 3s. 0d. (Money warrant dated Dec. 26 hereon.) Ibid. Money Book (General) p. 8.
Privy seal for sums up to 40,000l. to Edward Seymour, Esq., Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest "for freight, provisions and other charges of raising and sending the forces designed for our service in Virginia" ("for sending forces to Virginia.") (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 20 of docquet hereof. For money warrant hereon see under date 1677, May 28, infra.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 263. Docquet Book, p. 105.
Dec. 23. Charles Bertie to the Wine Licence Commissioners to pay (out of the money reserved by Treasurer Danby for his own disposal) 614l. 2s. 3d. to Sir Edward Hungerford. Out Letters (General) p. 8.
Same to Mr. Stephens. Treasurer Danby has directed me to pay to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, 1,000l. out of the [French King's] money received by me of Mr. Chiffinch, "which I desire you to pay accordingly, taking an acquittance for the same and this 1,000l. his Lordship directs Mr. Griffin to repay me out of the first money that shall be received by him upon his tallies for 7,500l. struck upon the Law duty." Ibid, p. 9.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Thomas Clutterbuck, on payment of custom ad valorem three boxes of gloves brought from Leghorn for him. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 254.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated Dec., of a grant to Heneage, Lord Finch, Lord Chancellor of England, of the advowson of the rectory of Willen, co. Bucks. Docquet Book, p. 106.
Dec. 25. Same of same, dated Dec., of the King's creation of his natural son Charles Beauclaire [to be] baron of Hedington, and Earl of Burford, co. Oxford, with reversion (on failure of heirs male) to James Beauclaire, brother to said Charles : and with the fee of 20l. per an. for support of said dignity of Earl. Ibid.
Dec. 26. Money warrant for 1,500l. to Sir John Kirke, Kt., for last Christmas quarter for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners. Money Book (General) p. 8.
[?] Treasurer Danby's allowance of the present Christmas quarter's salary bill for the [Excise] Office detailed. (Total 2,017l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid, p. 9.
Dec. 26. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer, notwithstanding any former restriction (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 3,660l. for Charles Bertie for [to make provision for the King's] new years gifts. Send it in early on Tuesday morning, for the officers of the Exchequer are ordered to attend on purpose to receive it, and [to] pay it at the same time to me. Out Letters (General) p. 9.
Dec. 27. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 140l. 16s. 7½d. to Simon Smith for 1,827 days to Dec. 25 inst. on his fee of 18½d. per diem as Keeper of his Majesty's Otter-hounds. Money Book (General) p. 10.
Dec. 29. Charles Bertie to [? the Navy Commissioners]. "Gentlemen. It is my Lord Treasurer's pleasure that you forthwith repay unto me the 8,000l. which I advanced unto you (by the hands of Mr. Stephens) by my Lord Treasurer's particular directions : which sum I desire you will please to pay to Mr. Stephens." Money Book (General) p. 9.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Sir Robt. Croke half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 47l. 4s. 2d. as Clerk of the Pipe. Out Letters (General) p. 11.
Dec. 30. Same to the Navy Board. Application has been made to Treasurer Danby for 400l. to be paid to the Commissioners for distributing his Majesty's bounty to the widows and orphans of seamen slain in his Majesty's service at sea during the late war with the Dutch. You are to pay same out of any of the weekly money that is in the Navy Treasury or that shall be received from the Customs Cashier and you are to assign their [the said Commissioners'] bills for payment accordingly. Ibid, p. 9.
Same to [the Navy Treasurer], to pay the third payment (1,094l. 7s. 0d.) to the slopsellers who furnished the clothes for the [forces going to] Virginia : paying same "out of the money in your hands on my [French King's money] account." Ibid, p. 10.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a tally on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tally) for 50l. to Edward Progers on his pension of 200l. per an. for Lady Sandys. Ibid.
Same to the Receivers of Excise. The King has been pleased to allow Mr. Percy Goring a pension of 200l. per an. during the present farm of the Excise, for which pension he [Goring] desires to deal with you for the advance of the remaining two quarters, and has moved Treasurer Danby that if you shall see fit to deal with him you may be assured payment [thereof to yourself] in his stead. I am to tell you that if you advance the said two quarters' pension Treasurer Danby will give direction for your due payment. Ibid.
Privy seal for 100l. a week as ordinary to John, Lord Berkeley as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of Peace at Nimuegen : to commence from Oct. 7 last and to be payable quarterly in advance : with the usual clause for his extraordinaries as and when allowed by the Secretaries of State : the present privy seal to cancel as from Oct. 7 last the privy seal of 1675, Aug. 9 for the like ordinary to him as Ambassador Exraordinary to France. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 2 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 262-3. Docquet Book, p. 103.
Same for payment to Richard Kent of the several sums of 3,825l. 11s. 3d., 3,972l. 5s. 3d. and 1,686l. 13s. 5d for interest upon the several accounts as follow made up by Auditor Richard Aldworth, viz., one account declared Jan. 28 last for six per cent. interest on 158,770l. 7s. 0d., advanced and lent to the King by said Kent from the several dates of such loans to 1675, July 1 (interest 3,825l. 11s. 3d.) ; another account declared June 9 last for the like on 178,571l. 13s. 2d. from 1675, July 1, to 1675-6, Jan. 1 (3,972l. 5s. 3d. interest) ; and another account declared April 27 for the like on 67,666l. 13s. 4d. from the several days of lending until the said 1st Jan., 1675-6 (interest 1,686l. 13s. 5d.). "And whereas the said Richard Kent hath advanced the sum of 8,565l. upon the credit of a tally struck on the Excise to be satisfied in or about Dec., 1677, which said 8,565l. was paid to Sir William Godolphin, our Ambassador Extraordinary to Spain, for our service, and hath also advanced and lent and undertaken to advance and lend several sums of money on the credit of tallies struck and to be struck for the quarterly payment of 1,500l. to Sir Allen Apsley for the Duke of York" until the 20,000l. to said Duke as by the order of 1670, June 22, be paid ; "and whereas we may have occasion to borrow several other sums of money of the said Richard Kent from time to time for the accommodation of our affairs "he is to be hereby granted the additional allowance of 2 per cent. per an. as gratuity for the loan and procuring the said several sums of 158,870l. 7s. 0d. and 178,571l. 13s. 2d. He is therefore hereby to further receive 1,275l. 3s. 9d. and 1,324l. 1s. 9d. as such gratuity on said sums and such 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity on 8,565l. paid as above to Sir William Godolphin and on the moneys paid to said Apsley as above as may appear due to him upon [statement of] account thereof. All the above sums so due for interest are to be paid by tallies on the Excise. "And whereas we have cause[d] several tallies to be levied on our said revenue of Excise for the sum of 250,580l. of the moneys advanced and lent to us by the said Richard Kent and by our letters patent under our great seal of England we have directed the payment of the said tallies as they are mentioned in a schedule annexed to the said letters patent according to the precedency of the date of such tallies" in gracious consideration of Kent's services in having very seasonably advanced and lent same for our immediate service he is hereby allowed 2 per cent. per an. [as gratuity] for the moneys unpaid upon Jan. 1 last of the tallies in said schedule, such gratuity to be paid quarterly as it grow due till the respective times of the repayment of the said unpaid moneys. (Royal warrant dated Dec. 20 to the Clerk of the Signet attending for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1676-7, Jan. 3, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 255-7. Docquet Book, p. 106.
Cave that no docquet pass for a grant to Mr. Martin Hoare of the office of Clerk of the Irons and Surveyor of the Melting Houses in the Tower till Mr. George Evans be heard upon his pretensions to those offices. Caveat Book, p. 23.