Treasurer Danby directs the bankers to attend [this day]
with their accompts, for his Lordship's perusal and declaration.
[Day Book, p. 121.]
Treasurer Danby directs that Mr. Legat, the messenger, shall
have the 15l. (allotted him by order of Council) out of secret
service [money in the hands of Charles Bertie].
Mr. Thomas Howard and his sister Mary [are] to be paid [in
full] as formerly.
The king directs the 700l. for the Countess of Lichfield's lodgings
to be paid according to the times to be agreed upon.
Sir John Pettus to have 100l. out of Mr. Bertie's secret service
[money] by his Majesty's direction.
His Majesty has signified his pleasure that the Masters of
Requests shall be paid [in] full, and [further] the arrears due to
them. [Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 265-6.]
His Majesty has directed that Mr. Perenant's warrant shall
be filled up with 500l., to be received out of the discovery
mentioned in his warrant.
Also that Lady Dallison shall have 50l. out of the privy seal
Treasurer Danby directs that the Earl of Anglesey's pension, etc.,
shall be paid, notwithstanding he received the Christmas quarter
since the order of Council [for retrenching payments on certain
branches of expenditure].
His Lordship also directs the following payments, viz., to
Mr. Buller, Earl of Yarmouth, Capt. Day 50l., Visct. Brouncker,
Mr. Stephens, Gervas Price [to be paid in] full, Mr. Slingsby
for the Duke of Lauderdale, Prince Rupert [to be paid in] full,
Sir Sam. Moreland, Capt. Read, Mr. Lawrence, Sir William
Killegrew half a quarter, Madam Paston [to be paid in] full.
[Ibid. p. 268.]
His Majesty has appointed to be attended at the Treasury
Chambers about the goldsmiths' business at 4 in the afternoon
[of this day]. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Attorney
General and such others at the Lord Treasurer shall think fit
are to be summoned to attend.
[Day Book. p. 121.]
Present : The King, Duke of York, Prince Rupert, Lord
Chancellor, Lord Treasurer, Duke of Ormonde, Lord
Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Attorney General opens the case, consisting of two points :
(1), that the goldsmiths insist there might be no redemption
which is contrary to the draft ; (2), that the Goldsmiths might
[shall] not be left at liberty [to decide for themselves whether] to
satisfy their creditors or not.
Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Raymond, and Mr. Finch, of counsel for the
goldsmiths, are called in. Mr. Sawyer says that his Majesty
in consideration of the goldsmiths' debts and interest has settled
an annuity of 6 per cent. on the fund of the Excise and in the
draft [of the great seal for effecting this] he finds two things
to which he principally objects : (1), that there is a trust ex-expressed
for their [the bankers'] creditors, which will be a great incumbrance
upon them [the bankers], especially if their creditors
should refuse to take their shares [in the form of annuity] : and
therefore moves it may be only by way of covenant ; (2), that there
is a clause of redemption which is not consistent with a purchase
(as this is) and no stranger will buy because there is no certainty in
the estate, and it is of much less value than an absolute estate.
The Attorney General answers to these objections ; (1), that
it was always intended that the bankers should be compelled
to pay their debts, and he first proposed it by way of proviso,
but afterwards put it by way of trust as the most moderate way ;
(2), concerning the redemption, the Attorney General says they
can be no losers by that clause.
The Lord Chancellor says that tis all one whether it be a trust
expressed or implied. The Lord Chancellor and Lord Treasurer
move against the clause for referring differences arising between
the bankers and their creditors [to the Lord Treasurer], as a trouble
to the Lord Treasurer, but [are] overruled.
Mr. Sawyer represents against the inconvenience of a perpetual
redemption, but at last upon my Lord Chancellor's arguments
The draft of the warrant [for the great seal was then] read before
his Majesty and the Lords [then present] and approved by them ;
only these alterations [were] directed : (1), the trust [clause is]
to agree with the covenant, and to be settled by counsel on both
sides ; (2), to make all subsequent assignments to be enrolled
with the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells : and
a covenant to be inserted for performance, etc.
The King directs that 1,000l. per an. shall be added to the
4,000l. per an. already paid to Maddam G. [Nell Gwynn] to make
that yearly payment up [to] 5,000l. per an., and that this
1,000l. per an. shall begin from Christmas last.
[Treasury Minute Book, pp. 267-8.]
The business of the town of Northampton as well relating
to the wine licences as to the Hearthmoney is to be heard [this
day] at 5 in the afternoon, and the Commissioners of the Wine
Licences are to attend and one of the Contractors for the Hearthmoney.
[Day Book, p. 122.]
The petition of the town of Northampton [is heard this day]
touching their wine licences, wherein three things are prayed,
viz. : (1), a discharge of their arrear of rent amounting to
about : (2), a remission of the penalties they
have incurred for selling wine without licence for a year and a
half ; and (3), that the king would grant them licences to sell
wine for some years to come at a small rate.
Treasurer Danby directs that the [Wine Licence] Commissioners
should inform him of the present trade of that town in relation
to selling of wine, and that the town shall prepare a petition
upon the abovementioned three heads, which his Lordship will
present in their behalf to the king, and receive his Majesty's
The said town further humbly moved his Lordship touching
the manner of the granting of the Hearthmoney of that town
for the building of the church and other public buildings in that
town. His Lordship directs that the present [Hearthmoney]
Contractors shall depute such as the town shall nominate to
collect the duty, which shall be applied to the purposes aforesaid
under the inspection of the Earl of Northampton etc., as his
Majesty formerly directed, and that a privy seal shall be
prepared to the effect of the king's former directions and for
striking tallies from time to time upon the present [Hearthmoney]
Contractors for their [the town's] discharge during their [the
Hearthmoney Contractors'] undertaking : and afterwards [for
the striking of such tallies] upon such persons as shall be
Receivers or Collectors [or Farmers] of Hearthmoney.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 269.]
Treasury Danby appoints to hear the old Farmers of [the
revenue of] Ireland at 4 in the afternoon [of this day], relating
to the balance of their accompt : and Capt. Mansell [is] to be
summoned as also Mr. Noell and Mr. James Hinton.
[Day Book, p. 122.]
Upon reading Capt. Wetwang's petition for the [office of
keeper of the King's] weighhouse at Newcastle, Treasurer Danby
directs a warrant to be drawn fro a grant thereof to Robt.
Wetwang for 31 years.
"To call of my Lord Treasurer before he goes to the Treasury
Chamber on Tuesday for Capt. Wauklyn's paper."
Mrs. Willoughby to have 100l. upon the privy seal dormant.
Col. Loger Brettridge the like.
The Earl of Berkshire to have three years' creation money by
The Marquess of Dorchester to have all his arears of creation
money, being 213l. 6s. 8d. on the Exchequer, and 210l. upon the
Sir Edw. Bish to have 40l. granted at the instance of the Earl of
The Earl of Mulgrave to be paid a half year [in] full : on the
Mr. Charles Bertie to the repaid 2,360l. out of the arrears due
from Tho. Browne [being] about 1,520l., from Fra. Hollingshed
[being] about 700l. and Hugh Holland [being] about 290l. : in
all [said arrears being] about 2,510l.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 270.]
The business of the old Farmers [of the Revenue] of Ireland
is to be heard this day at 4 in the afternoon. All the persons
to be summoned as on the 14th inst, supra, p. 435.
[Day Book, p. 122.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer :
assisting : Visct. Ranelagh and the Attorney General.
Mr. Alderman Breedon, Mr. Dashwood, Mr. Dannett Forth
and the rest of the old Farmers of the Irish Revenue are called
in with Mr. Keck and Mr. Sawyer (their counsel) and their petition
is read craving several allowances by reason of the Plantation
Act and other losses sustained upon the balance of their account
[said balance] being 19,600l.
Reprisal [deduction] offered : Mr. Keck (1) quit rents : vested
in the King : agreed to be leased to the Farmers, yet [Keck
states that] a great quantity of the acreage land remains still in the
King's hands unconveyed to them. [In reply] Treasurer Danby
acquaints them that the Exchequer Court in Ireland has disallowed
this pretension of theirs to the quit rents and therefore
the Farmers cannot be entitled thereto. Mr. Keck says no
judgment was given in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland by way
of judicial proceedings.
Visct. Ranelagh moves that the 19,600l. balance [due from the
Farmers] may be deposited in some good hand in case of appeal
from the judgment of the Barons [of the Exchequer] in Ireland.
Treasurer Danby conceives that this business being referred by
the King to the Lord Lieutenant and his Council, therefore the
report from said Lord Lieutenant and Council ought first to be
had therein before the Farmers can properly come before Treasurer
Danby by way of appeal.
The Farmers offer to admit that the judgment of the Barons
in Ireland is against them and instance some particulars which
have been disallowed by them [the said Barons] which the
Farmers say ought to be allowed unto them particularly repairs
of building the Custom House, etc.
Upon the whole matter Treasurer Danby directs that the
Farmers shall attend the Attorney General and make him
acquainted with all the particulars of their demands in point
of defalcations and also with the judgment of the Barons in
Ireland : and the Attorney General after full examination of the
whole matter is to state the same and make report thereof to the
Treasurer Danby causes Mr. Guy's warrant for collecting
arrears of fee farm and other rents to be read and advises with the
Attorney General thereon and after some debate his Lordship
directs that the Auditors shall return an account of all [such]
arrears with what speed may be.
The Tellers [of the Receipt are ordered in their weekly
certificates] to specify what moneys do make up their several
balances, and Sir Robt. Howard [the Auditor of the Receipt]
is to be written to to specify the same in his weekly certificate.
Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] is to do the like.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 270-1.]