Visct. Ranelagh will be here [this day] about the business of
[Day Book, p. 125.]
Treasurer Danby directs Sir Samuel Morland to be paid one
full quarter on all his pensions.
John Basiere to be Receiver General of the Seventeen Months'
tax (for building ships) to be raised in the counties of Durham.
Northumberland, Westmorland and Cumberland, and to be
allowed 30s. per cent. (100l.) for all moneys he receives and pays
into the Exchequer, according to the Act : of which allowance
the 2d. per £ allowed by the Act [for said tax is to be accompted
part]. "I do agree to receive and pay the money at the rate
above mentioned." John Basiere (autograph signature).
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 288.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer ;
attending : Sir Robt. Howard, Attorney General, Sir Cha.
Harbord, Sir Geo. Downing.
Treasurer Danby asks the Attorney General what method he
will prescribe or advise to be pursued by the bankers for
discharging all his Majesty's securities and debts claimed by them
and for the delivering up of all their orders. The Attorney General
advises general releases where they may be had, but where the
bankers have further demands from the King in that case the
release may be with a schedule annexed of what is released or
with an exception of what is not released.
The goldsmiths are called in. Treasurer Danby acquaints
them that they are to discharge the King by general release. They
say they humbly conceive it must not be by general release, but
according to some schedule because they have several other claims
yet remaining upon the King.
Treasurer Danby directs that all their orders, tallies and other
vouchers be viewed and compared with their accompts and grants
and that Sir Robt. Howard, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Geo. Downing,
Charles Bertie, Esq., Auditor Aldworth and Mr. Jno. Lawrence
be appointed to perform this service and to compare all their
assignments carefully with the register and that Wednesday next
in the morning be appointed to begin this business : and the meeting
for this purpose to be at Sir Robt. Howard's house or office.
Treasurer Danby tells the bankers that this being done the
Attorney General will consider what kind of discharge shall be
given by them to his Majesty, and that then his Lordship will
direct their warrant for their payment according to their patents.
They humbly pray they may in the meantime have one
quarter's payment, inasmuch as they have already delivered up
their orders and tallies which are now left at Wallingford House.
Treasurer Danby directs that such of them as have so left their
orders and tallies shall have one quarter's payment immediately
made to them.
Treasurer Danby being informed of a great super of 61,000l.
set upon Alderman Backwell in Sir George Cartrett's [Navy
Treasurer's] account demands of the alderman why his accompt
for this sum has not been made up, since it looks very ill that whilst
the King is making provision for payment of his debt to the alderman
no provision is made for the King's satisfaction for any debt
due from him to the King. Mr. Alderman Backwell says that
true it is he has four or five several accompts to make up with the
King, but he conceives the King will be in his debt upon the whole,
and prays his accompts may be speedily taken. Treasurer Danby
directs that Alderman Backwell's accompts, viz. : (1), that
touching 5,000l. imprest upon a privy seal to the Duke of York
for Visct. Muskerry's regiment ; (2), that touching the Dunkirk
money ; (3), that touching the super in Sir Geo. Carteret's [Navy]
accompt ; (4), that touching the [Queen's dowry or] Portugal
money ; (5), that touching the [Dutch patacons or] Holland
money shall be all referred to the Auditor.
Treasurer Danby also directs that an accompt be immediately
brought in of all supers in any office of the Exchequer.
A letter to be written to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from
the King and the Lord Treasurer re-inforcing [requiring] the
payment of the 4,000l. for [recouping to the king the compensation
paid for surrender of the customs of] Londonderry. In the
margin : Done [meaning only : letter sent].
Mr. Battier [Basire] undertakes the Receivership of the four
Northern Counties, ut antea p. 451.
The estimate for the King's chapel, about 300l., [is ordered]
to be placed on the Hearthmoney in March next.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 288-90.]
The Lord Chancellor to be spoken with about Mr. Ellesden's
business, "and Mr. Serjt. Ramsey to-morrow morning."
The postmaster of Doncaster's name (Tho. Mattocks in lieu of
Mr. Munt) [is to be put upon the paper of] minutes for the King.
Speak to the Duke [of York about it].
The Hearthmoney Farmers are to attend about their officers
levying that duty upon smiths' forges in Hallamshire.
To move the King for 200l. for a half year for Sir Geo. Reeves.
The business of the keys [quays] at Falmouth is to be heard
this day week. The [Customs] Commissioners to attend with
Mr. Osborne, et al.
Sir Phill. Monkton's request for payment of 300l. per an. [is
to be put upon the paper of] minutes for the King.
Sir Cyril Wyche's 500l. per an. [is likewise to be put upon the
paper of minutes] for the King and also the Irish establishment.
The Earl of Oxford to be paid 500l. now and the whole [or
full of his pension is to be paid] for the future.
[Order for] 400l. per an. to be settled on Sir John Corryton
from midsummer last.
[Letter of direction is ordered] for 1,000l. in part of
Mr. Stanhope's order for 2,150l. to be [charged] upon the Hearthmoney
[Contractors' rent due] in March next.
The arrears due to Mr. Herbert, of the Revels, is to be [put]
on the King's papers [for his Majesty's direction as to the fund]
for placing thereof [upon].
Monsr. Petite to have a warrant for 100l. on the privy seal
Mr. Villers' request for the reversion of the [clerkship of the]
Pipe Office after two lives is to be put on the papers of minutes
for the King, "it having formerly passed by the Secretary."
[Postea]. The King will not grant it.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 290.]
Present : Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Brent to make a list as soon as may be of all the doubly
conveyed fee farm rents and [of all fee farm] rents sold which
were not saleable [by the Act for sale of Fee Farm rents]. This
Mr. Brent undertakes to do.
A report to be made [by Treasurer Danby to the King] upon
Mr. Arrundell's petition wherein his Lordship will humbly advise
his Majesty to release the breach of covenant to the petitioner
and humbly leave it to his Majesty whether in respect of the
loyalty and sufferings of the petitioner his Majesty will release
the whole covenant. In the margin : Done [meaning only :
Sir Charles Harbord to make a new report of the value of
Exmoor Forest. In the margin : Done [meaning only : warrant
sent to Harbord for same].
Alderman Backwell's super [as set upon him] in Sir Geo.
Carterett's accompt is to be stated by Auditor Bridges.
Mr. Bertie to speak with Secretary Coventry concerning
The petition from the Lord Chancellor of Ireland and also
Mrs. Finch's are to be considered on Saturday next, when the
Duke of Ormonde, et al, are to meet [Treasurer Danby here]
about the Irish establishment.
The Lord Chancellor to be waited on in the business of
Mr. Colwall. (In the margin : Done.)
Petitions read eodem die [and orders thereon made as follows] :
Sarah White. Granted with such conditions as the Surveyor
Lady Bunce. Respited till Sir Bernard Gascoigne's account
of the French Tunnage [duty] be settled, and then to be put
with the King's papers [for his Majesty's decision].
Anne Finch. To be remembered on the Irish establishment.
James Halsall, et al. The petitioners to attend the Chancellor
of the Exchequer, who is to consider the petitioners' grant
with regard to the alum works.
John Holman. Nil.
Eliz. Burroughs. Nil.
Fra. Finch. [Treasurer Danby decides] to speak with
Sir Stephen Fox in the matter of this petition.
Mr. Mostyn. To be referred to the Auditor.
Mr. Lightfoote. My Lord Treasurer will do nothing till he
[Danby] has his [Lightfoot's] accounts of fee farm rents
George Leigh. The debt of 194l. 7s. 9d. due to the King [is
ordered] to be installed by 20l. per an. upon security.
Sir John Shaw for a reversionary lease. To be [put] on the
Ditto for his part of the surplusage on the Customs account.
Ditto for salary as Surveyor of the Act of Navigation. Nil.
Kinward, et al. [Ordered] to be paid out of some [particular]
arrear [of taxes or moneys owing to the King].
James Davis. [Ordered] to be paid for my Lord [Treasurer's]
time [of office as Lord Treasurer].
John Hayes. Nil.
Mary Sophia Nevill. To be put on the King's papers.
Mary Grove. The like.
Richard Reeve. Nil.
Sir William Doyly. Gibson to have a copy of this petition
and Mr. Shales to give my Lord Treasurer an account what
Mr. Gibson says to it.
Mr. Mounteny. Mr. Bertie to speak with Mr. Kent on the
matter of this petition.
Major William Christian. To be referred to the Customs
Capt. King. Write to the Earl of Lindsey to know if he
Kath. Eaton. Nil.
Grace Silverton, et al. My Lord Treasurer can do nothing
in it till provision be made for such kind of debts.
Company of Carpenters. The papers to be referred to the
Navy Commissioners intimating an overvaluation and
to have their report.
Secondaries in the King's Remembrancer's office. Referred
to Sir Cha. Harbord.
Jno. Ashburne. My Lord Treasurer to speak with Judge
Bertie in this business and to write to Sir William Roberts
to know what he has received.
Daniel Judd. Referred to Sir Cha. Harbord.
Mr. Cotton. To speak with Mr. Griffin upon this complaint
Walter Lapp. To speak with Sir Geo. Wakeman in this.
Offices of the Council of Trade. Mr. Smith to be writ to
Mr. Kirwood. [Ordered] to be paid quarterly till his claim
be [fully settled and so run] out.
Francis Howes. Nil.
Sir Rich. Pigot. To be heard when the Chancellor of the
Exchequer is present.
Mris. Robinson. To have a remote day for hearing.
Mr. Kilby. Granted, if his allegations be true, which must
Sir Nicho. Armorer, et al. My Lord Treasurer is of opinion
that their compensation [should] be on the Irish revenue and
Mr. Glynne. [Ordered] to have the survey of the officers of the
Mr. Grenvile. To be [put] on the King's papers.
John Jones. Mind [take care to observe] the scheme [? of
suspension and retrenchment in expenditure].
Mris. Browne. To see in what state her debt stands.
Mr. Standley. Referred to the Attorney General.
Pages of the Presence. Referred to the Board of Greencloth.
Col. Fairfax's daughters. [Ordered] to be paid for the future.
Mr. Phillips, distiller. Nil.
Robert Lobb. The administration is to be granted him of
the estate of the bastard dead intestate [referred to in this his
My Lord Treasurer to move the Lord Chancellor to put the
Duke of Marlborough in the Commission of the Peace for Somerset
To know his Majesty's pleasure touching the importation of
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 291-4.]
Mr. Cornwall Bradshaw to attend in the afternoon [of this
day] upon [the subject of] his accompt.
Mr. Ellesden's petition touching Mr. Plea's [Pley's] debt is to be
considered [this day].
[Day Book, p. 125.]
A letter to be written to the Navy Commissioners to [tell them
to] pursue the [prescribed] course of payments except for new
buildings [of ships] only "which are assignable on the Act for
A warrant [is ordered] for a privy seal to empower the Lord
Treasurer to appoint such person or persons as he shall think fit
to supervise the comptrol of the stores (and wages paid in the
yards) of the Navy, with power to inspect all accompts thereof,
and to [empower the Lord Treasurer also to] direct such methods
for the regulating those accounts as his Lordship shall judge
most for his Majesty's service ; and to allow a salary not
exceeding — per an. to such supervisor and the under clerks
necessary to be employed in this business, to be paid quarterly
by the Treasurer of the Navy by bills made out at the Navy
Board [in like manner] as the salaries of the officers of the Navy
A state of the present charge on the revenue [is ordered] to be
prepared and a scheme for the service [expenditure] of the year.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 294.]
Mr. Arnold's business touching Mr. Stockdale's debt [is to be
considered in the afternoon of this day]. Struck through. In the
margin : [Customs] Commissioners summoned.
Mr. Moor's business against the four waiters at Bristol [to be
considered on the afternoon of this day]. Mr. Richard Meredith
[who lodges] at Sir Charles Harbord's lodging appears for the four
Sir Thomas Peyton to be heard [on the afternoon of this day]
on his order of Council touching the debt of Robt. Gilbert, head
collector for the Royal Aid in the lathe of St. Austin's, Kent.
In the margin : Done. [Meaning : all the parties summoned.]
Mr. Bradshaw to attend [on the afternoon of this day] and be
heard upon [the subject of] his accompt.
Mr. Ellesden's petition touching Mr. Plea's [Pley's] debt as
collector of Lyme [port, is to be heard the afternoon of this day]
In the margin : Done. [Meaning : the parties summoned].
The business touching the wharfes and keys of Falmouth
to be heard [in the afternoon of this day], and Sir Robt. Southwell,
Col. Birch, Sir Rich. Egecombe, Sir Peter Killegrew, Mr. Boscowen,
merchant, are to attend. Struck through. In the margin : [The
Mr. Culliford's business touching registering of seizures and
personal informations is to be heard [on the afternoon of this
day] and the Barons of the Exchequer, the Attorney General
and the Customs Commissioners are desired to be present. Struck
The Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty [in
Barbados are] to attend [on the afternoon of this day] with the
Auditor (Aldworth) and their accompt. In the margin : Done.
[Meaning : the parties summoned.]
[Day Book, p. 126.]
My Lord Treasurer has now agreed with Mr. Kent to borrow
50,000l. upon the credit of the Additional Excise. Mr. Kent to
have tallies of loan struck and order of repayment upon that
revenue [of Additional Excise] upon orders given to the Treasurer
of the Navy (struck through). [The loan to be] at the interest of
7 per cent.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 295.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Lord Chief Baron, Baron Littleton, Baron Bertie : Attending :
Customs Commissioners, Attorney General, Sir Cha. Harbord.
Mr. Culliford and his Counsel (Mr. Sawyer) called in.
Mr. Sawyer opens the case concerning the office of Register of
Seizures, after the reading of Mr. Culliford's petition and the
order made by my Lord Treasurer and the Chancellor and Barons
[of the Exchequer]. Mr. Sawyer says the Court of Exchequer
may erect such an office without letters patent, and that this
office is pursuant to the statute of 16 Eliz. Cap. 5, and that
every article of the order is grounded upon this statute. He
further says that it cannot be acted [upon] over all England
but by deputies, and that it is necessary for the King's service
and this is an ancient office in King James's time. Mr. Sawyer
answers the objections against appraisements and the objections
against taking of bonds, and says that he [the Register] is to execute
this office without demanding any fee, and only for his salary.
The Attorney General has certified that this order does
agree with the letters patent and privy seal. The Lord Chief
Baron says the taking of bonds was never practised. Mr. Tho.
Hall (an ancient clerk in the King's Remembrancer's office)
agrees that the information [of the seizure] should be entered
with the Register [of seizures] before process issue.
Treasurer Danby directs that the order shall be amended in all
parts repugnant to the Commission given to the [Customs] Commissioners,
and to be fully explained in all the doubtful parts
[there] of. Mr.Sawyer says it [Culliford's order] does not in any wise
lessen the Lord Treasurer's power or that of the [Customs] Commissioners.
It is said that personal informations ought also to be
entered in the Exchequer and with the Register [of Seizures].
Treasurer Danby directs the old order to be considered and this
new one to agree with it as much as may be. Treasurer Danby
refers the whole matter to the Lord Chief Baron and the other
Barons of the Exchequer to hear it on Thursday next, in order
to the bringing it before his Lordship.
Touching the setting out of wharfes and keys of Falmouth, etc. :
this day fortnight is appointed for the hearing the several towns
on their petitions concerning the setting out keys and wharfes.
Mr. Arnold and Mr. Dent (who were sureties for Mr. Stockdale)
are called in with Mr. Sawyer their counsel. Mr. Sawyer says he
hopes there will be no cause to charge Mr. Arnold, because
Mr. Stockdale has misapplied his last receipts to pay his old
arrear. The Attorney General confesseth that the law is against
the King upon the printed bond, and that the sureties are only
bound for the growing duty, but money has no earmark, and
therefore it must be proved to be out of the [moneys of Stock
dale's current or] new receipt, for it may be out of the old money
in his hands. Mr. Sawyer says Mr. Stockdale's letters do not
misapply near [so much as] the sum [total which Stockdale is]
in arrear, and that the sureties having no information of the
state of the debt, cannot in equity be chargeable therewith.
The Attorney General says that Mr. Stockdale himself declared
that this money was paid in satisfaction of the old arrear. All
parties are ordered to withdraw, and after some debate, they are
again called in. Treasurer Danby acquaints them that he has
considered the whole case, and says that Mr. Arnold has agreed
to an estallment of Mr. Stockdale's debt, which if Mr. Arnold
doth not agree to perform, his Lordship directs that such
prosecution shall be made against him as the Attorney General
My Lord Clifford to have 300l. per an.
Sir Jeoffry Shackerley to have as much as will make his 8s. per
diem up to 300l. per an. being 154l. per an. addition.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 295-7.]
Mr. Guy to attend the Lord Treasurer on the morning of this
day about Sir Anthony Cope's arrears of the 274l. per an. rent,
reserved upon [the lease of the ground of] the Custom House
[which rent is now] four years in arrear. In the margin : Done.
[Meaning : Mr. Guy summoned by letter].
Sir Thomas Peyton to be heard [on the morning of this day on]
his order of Council touching the debt of Robert Gilbert, head
collector of the lathe of St. Austins, in Kent, for the Royal Aid.
The like marginal note.
Mr. Moore to be heard [on the morning of this day] against the
four waiters of Bristol [port].
Mr. Bradshaw to be heard [on the morning of this day]
concerning his account.
Mr. Ellesden's petition touching Mr. Pley's debt as collector
of Lyme [is to be considered on the morning of this day].
Mr. Warrell to be re-heard [on the morning of this day] on his
pretensions for his house and ground at Greenwich upon an order
The Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. [duty in Barbados
are] to attend [on the morning of this day], and Mr. Aldworth
with their accompt. The like marginal note as above.
[Day Book, pp. 126-7.]
The referees of the goldsmiths' business are to attend Treasurer
Danby at 4 in the afternoon [of this day] with the Attorney
General with their report touching a warrant to be prepared for
their quarterly payment. In the margin : summoned.
[Ibid. p. 127.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Attending : The Attorney General, Sir Robt. Howard, Sir Geo.
Downing, Mr. Wardour.
Concerning the draft of a warrant for payment of the goldsmiths'
interest : the Attorney General offers that the
goldsmiths might be eased as far as by law they may [they]
having but bare interest for their money. He says that if his
Majesty please, he may determine [abrogate the present constitution
of] the head Office of Excise, and then he may cause the
money to be paid where he please, which is the reason why the
words "or otherwise to our use" were inserted in the goldsmiths'
patent, which [as it insured the payments] being perpetual,
was to meet all objections, and therefore the advice which is given
to the Lord Treasurer by Sir Robt. Howard, Sir Geo. Downing, etc.,
to pay it always at the Exchequer ought to have no place, and the
payment by tally or by ready money is all one, but he conceives
the difference is only about [the Exchequer] officers' fees.
(1) Sir Geo. Downing is for payment of the money into the
Exchequer. (2) He says there is no fee due nor demanded.
(3) He says that as to the Attorney General's argument that the
head Office [of Excise] may cease, and so the money may be
paid elsewhere than in the Exchequer, he conceives the Attorney
General is under a mistake, for whether the [Excise] revenue
be farmed or not the [Excise] Commissioners must pay the money
into the Exchequer and the judicial powers are all vested in the
[Excise] Commissioners and not in the Farmers, and [further
that] the actual payment of the money into the Exchequer will
appear better upon record and have a more regular accompt.
The Attorney General says that the [Excise] Commissioners,
as Commissioners, have nothing to do with the receiving or paying
the money, but as they are a head office, which is to last no longer
than the King pleases, and then the money must be paid where
and as the King pleases, and as to the payment of the money
into the Exchequer and issuing it thence a payment by tally
is all one, and as regular [in the audit routine it undergoes in order]
to be accompted.
Sir Geo. Downing says that although the party have sometimes
struck a tally of pro or sol, yet he can instance and prove that he
has come again and demanded his money, de novo.
The rest of the [Exchequer] officers utterly deny it.
Treasurer Danby directs the warrant already drawn for [payment
to be made to the bankers by] tallies of pro [on the Excise]
and [which has been] approved by Sir Robt. Howard and
Mr. Wardour shall be the warrant to be signed for payment of the
bankers' interest [or] yearly annuity, with this addition only
that there shall be an expression in it that those tallies are desired
by the bankers ; and the Attorney General is directed to amend
it accordingly, which is now done.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 297-8.]
The Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. [duty in
Barbados] are to attend [this day] with Auditor Aldworth and
Mr. Halsall and partners [are to] attend this day.
[Day Book, p. 127.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Treasurer Danby directs a report to be drawn upon Sir Thomas
Peyton's order of Council.
The old Farmers of [the Revenue of] Ireland are to attend
on Wednesday next with Visct. Ranelagh upon their petition
concerning their arrears in Ireland and the 19,600l. upon the
balance of their accompt.
The arrears due to Sir Anth. Cope [for the ground rent of the
Custom House] are to be settled [on some fund for payment]
and the patent is to be viewed to see how the said rent is
reserved and secured.
Look out Sir Gilbert Talbot's petition and lay it before my
Sir Geo. Carterett and Sir Cha. Harbord are to attend on
Wednesday concerning Sir George's interest in Lambhay and
Mrs. Bigg's claim or business [concerning her like interest] there
[at Plymouth is to be considered] at the same time.
The business of Lindhurst House [is to be considered] at the
same time, and the Earl of Bath is desired to attend about it
and [also] Mr. Knowles.
[Memorandum] : To receive my Lord Treasurer's directions
for payment of the Earl of Bath's order of 3,488l. 8s. 3¼d., due
as the surplus of his account [as Governor] of Plymouth.
A letter to be written to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to
proceed upon the Earl of Anglesey's account between Sir George
Carteret and him, notwithstanding any former orders, and to mind
my Lord Treasurer therein forthwith for his directions in the said
Mr. Pley and Mr. Ellesden are called in upon a debt of 2,500l.,
due to the King from said Pley as collector of Customs at
Weymouth, and pray an allowance of a Navy bill of about 950l.
and of 1,900l. [in] money due upon a privy seal, besides interest,
towards satisfaction of said debt due on said Pley's collection.
Treasurer Danby upon hearing the matter refers it to the
Commissioners of the Navy to make a state thereof, and what
imprests have been made out thereupon : and Treasurer Danby
to speak with the Customs Commissioners on Monday next
[concerning the same].
Visct. Ranelagh to be shewed the Lord Lieutenant's report
touching the discharge of an arrear of the rent [due from the
London Company for the Customs] of Londonderry, due before
1665, and to be heard thereon on Wednesday next.
[Warrant ordered for the felling of] sixty load of timber
for the Prince's [Prince Rupert's] stables at Windsor.
[Order for] 500l. to be provided for the discharging of the [bills
for] hay, etc., for New Park. The King's surveyors are to give
Treasurer Danby an account concerning the repairs of the wall,
"and see the privy seal."
On Wednesday week next Mr. Alderman Backwell and Mr. Parry
are to attend with Mr. May touching the [Queen's dowry money
or] Portugal accompt.
Treasurer Danby to move the King that [a grant of]
Mr. Brown's fine may not be begged [by any person].
Mr. Bradshaw's case and papers are referred to the Chancellor
[of the Exchequer's] determination.
A state of Mr. Prettiman's debt is to be drawn in reference to the
Lord Chamberlain's petition : [said state is to be inserted] in the
papers for the King.
[Order for] 1,500l. to be settled for the Queen's progress.
Lord Crofts to be paid as others of the Bedchamber are.
Warrant [ordered] for Visct. Falkland for a blank sum.
Mr. Packer to have a warrant to pay interest at 8 per cent.
for money advanced upon tallies for the Works.
In Sir John Narbrough's account of disbursments in the
Mediterranean [he] charges 500 pieces of eight as paid to Henry
Caple, whom Sir John had ordered to reside at Tripoli in the
quality of Consul. The Navy Commissioners write to Secretary
Bertie that the 500 pieces of eight may be deducted out of the said
Sir William Killegrew to be paid in full.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 298-9.]
of the clock.
The business touching the keys and wharfes of Falmouth
[is to be heard this day] and all the petitions of the several
towns concerned are to be then ready : the Customs
Commissioners, Mr. Osborne, Sir Robt. Southwell, Sir Rich.
Edgcombe, Sir Peter Killegrew, Col. Birch and Mr. Boscowen
and the Attorney General are to attend.
Mr. Moore and the King's waiters of Bristol port are to attend
The business of the arrears of rent due from the Company [for the
Customs] of Londonderry before 1665 [is to be considered this day].
[Day Book, p. 129.]
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer. Attending : Sir Charles
The case of Mr. Moore and the four King's waiters of Bristol
port [is heard, and they are] called in. Their petitions are read
touching the adding a fifth man. The King's waiters admit
the legality of Mr. Moore's grant, but submit it to his Lordship's
[Treasurer Danby's] judgment whether the encouragement
be not too small for five, which they beg leave to represent to
The petition of the several towns of Falmouth, Penryn, etc.,
concerning the setting out the keys and wharfes [of Falmouth
port and members thereof is read, which matter they] desire
to be heard after the term [so] that Counsel may attend.
Upon hearing Sir George Carteret's petition concerning his
interest in Lambhay, taken into Plymouth fort, it did appear
that Sir Charles Harbord values it at 1,500l., but Sir George,
by his counsel, does insist that there being a survey taken by the
mayor, etc. [of Plymouth] it was valued at 2,200l. This the
Chancellor of the Exchequer will lay before Treasurer Danby
for his determination, with this [addition] that there is almost
two years' interest incurred since the land was taken into the fort.
The interest of the widow Biggs and others [included in one and]
the same petition for [consideration for] their lands taken into
the fort at Plymouth was then taken into consideration. Widow
Biggs' part was valued at 20l. per an. since it was taken in, but it
was let at 30l. per an. when in gardens. She is contented with
the valuation of 20l. per an., which for her term amounts to 140l.
(for seven years' purchase) so [long as or on condition that] she
may have interest from the time it was demolished and taken
into the fort. The rest her fellow petitioners submit it to Treasurer
Danby, but desire their interest also.
The old Farmers [of the revenue] of Ireland are called in,
Visct. Ranelagh not appearing [with them]. They desire
that the Lord Lieutenant's order for stopping the payment [to
them] of the money levied [and in their collectors' hands]
may be superseded till the business be heard. They say this
order of stop has done great injury ; many of the collectors
who had brought money to discharge several of the arrears, did,
upon notice of this order, go out of town and paid no money.
They, the Farmers, further humbly pray that no letter may pass
from his Majesty to create [grant] to any person any title or claim
to the balance of their account, especially to Sir James Shaen
and their partners [the present Farmers of the revenue of Ireland].
The old Farmers are to attend [again] on Friday next.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 300.]