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'Entry Book: May 1677, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 610-624. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80631 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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May 1677, 1-10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 1. Money warrant for 120l. to John Prideaux for one year on his allowance as one of the King's Pages of Honour. (The usual letters dated May 2 hereon to the Customs and the Receipt : to be brought in with respect, etc.) Money Book (General) p. 61. Out Letters (General) p. 78.
Cave that no life be added or any alteration made in the lease of Welton farm, parcel of the manor of Midsomer Norton, co. Somerset, till notice be given to Mr. Mog, the late tenant : such notice to be left with Mr. Heath at his house near the Crown Tavern, in Bloomsbury, or with Mr. John Ward (who enters this caveat) at his house in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. Mr. John Tooker is the person suspected to sue for a new lease.
Mr. Tooker also desires that nothing may be done in the premises to his prejudice (having already got Sir Charles Harbord's report [as Surveyor General of Crown lands, viz., to Treasurer Danby on his, Tooker's, petition for said premises]) till notice be given to Mr. Anthony Trethewy at his house in Portugal Row, in Lincolns Inn Fields or to himself at Norton Hall, near Bath.
Caveat Book, p. 27.
Treasurer Danby to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. You will receive the King's letter countersigned by the Secretary of State directing the payment of the 4,000l. yet due for the Customs of Londonderry [same being to be paid] out of the surplusage of the rent payable by the present Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland for the first year of their farm, viz., to Christmas last ; which [surplus] will remain after the establishment [military and civil] there, and the interest allowed for their [the said Farmers'] advance [money] are paid off and after the paying and returning over hither [to London] to my brother [in law] Bertie for the further carrying on the buildings at Windsor of the sum directed by the royal warrant of April 16 last. That there will be then enough left of the said year's rent of 240,000l. to satisfy this Londonderry debt I conclude because all the payments which I can find have been directed to be paid out of it, make up together only 234,567l. 2s. 9d. as follows : Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 53.
£ s. d.
Paid and to be paid to the [Irish] establishments for that year, to the late Lords Justices and Mr. Thomas Taylor, to the Judges and officers of the Exchequer to make good what was promised by the proclamation, and towards answering the [loss on] exchange of the Privy Purse money 202,567 2 9
Paid to Visct. Ranelagh and partners upon account of their overpayments, by virtue of the King's letters 24,000 0 0
Laid aside for interest of advance [money from the Revenue Farmers] of which the now Farmers are to have what is due to them for the said year, and the rest is to be part of that sum returnable as aforesaid for the further carrying on the buildings of Windsor 8,000 0 0
£234,567 12 9
Remains £ 5,432 17 3
May 2. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated April, of a grant to Robert Tomkins, Esq., of the scite of the manor of Chesworth and all the park of Chesworth, disparked, and of all lands called demise lands and escheat lands in Chesworth or Horsham, co. Sussex, part of the Queen's jointure : to hold to him and his heirs for ever, under the yearly rent of 54l. 12s. 2d. to be paid from the Queen's death : the Queen's trustees (after her death or during her life time with her consent) to assign to said Tomkins the King's remainder interest therein resting in them in trust. See supra, p. 309. Docquet Book., p. 133.
The like of a grant to Gregory King, gent., of the office of Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms, with the fee of 20l. per an. out of the Exchequer : said office being now void by the promotion of Thomas May, gent., to be Chester Herald of Arms. Ibid.
The like of a grant to abovesaid Thomas May of the office of Chester Herald, loco Thomas Lee, gent., now deceased : with the fee of 40 marks per an. out of the Exchequer. Ibid.
May 2
[? erratum for April 2].
Money warrant for 250l. to Sir Denny Ashburnham for one year on his pension as by the privy seal of 1669-70, Jan. 30 : to be by tallies on the Excise. Money Book (General) p. 61.
May 2. Money warrant for 29l. 3s. 4d. to Andrew Lawrence for 175 days to Lady day last on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day as Surveyor of the King's Highways as by the certificate of April 24 last from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain. (The usual letters dated May 3 to the Customs and Receipt.) Money Book (General) p. 61. Out Letters (General) p. 78.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 4,000l. to Ralph Montague on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe : for the service of the Wardrobe : to be by tallies on the Customs. (Charles Bertie, dated June 1, to the Customs Cashier to pay said tallies, "lately struck upon you.") Money Book (General) p. 62. Out Letters (General) p. 94.
Letter of direction upon an order dated Feb. 9 last for 3,307l. 12s. 7d. to Sir Robert Vyner for plate delivered to the Jewel House : same to be hereby satisfied out of the Law duty Farmers' advance money in the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 62.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Prince of Monaco, customs free, 2 boxes of his, lately seized at Gravesend, containing some bottles of the Queen of Hungary's water and some powder of Cyprus. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 288.
Same from same to same to deliver to the Duchess of Ormonde, on payment of ad valorem custom, some tabby embroidered with gold and silver, some gold and silver fringe for a bed with cups and castells of the same, some plain gloves, fans and a suit of knots of ribbon for a child : same being imported for her in the Portsmouth yacht from Dieppe. Ibid.
Same from same to Sir John Shaw, Collector Inwards London port, to swear William Carpenter into office as deputy to Francis Dacket, one of the King's waiters London port : on said Carpenter's first giving security. Ibid, p. 289.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the landing, customs free, of a chest with furniture directed to Count Wallenstein, Envoy Extraordinary from the Emperor [of Germany] : same being arrived in the ship Raphael Coots. George Brett master, from Bruges. 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 25l. to Edwd. Progers for half a quarter of his pension of 200l. per an. In the margin. for Lady Sandys. Out Letters (General) p. 78.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of certain land with a view to a lease thereof to Samuel Finnies.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on the petition for same from said Finnies, "whom I take to be a good officer in collecting his Majesty's rents" : the rent to be 4l. 1s. 8d. per an. as reserved in the lease to Sir Thomas Merry, but with a provise for it to be void unless the land be recovered and the rent answered within seven years.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 54.
Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the petition of Mary Kirk, widow, as by the order of reference of Nov. 21 last. By patent dated Oxford, 1645-6, Feb. 24, Charles I granted to petitioner an annuity of 500l. as a jointure in consideration of 2,500l. paid to the King by George Kirke, her husband : said annuity to be received for life out of the profits of the Honor of Grafton after her husband's death. The Surveyor General of Crown Lands reports hereon to me that said grant might have legally charged the Receiver [of said Honor] so long as said Honor remained in your hands, but in making up the rate of the Queen Consort's jointure, the said annuity could not be reprized out of the Queen's value (Mr. Kirk being then alive) because the said grant was not of the lands or rents of said Honor, but payable out of them only after Mr. Kirk's death, which was contingent and uncertain. Ibid.
May 3. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Walter St. John, of Liddiard Tregooze, co. Wilts, Bart., Sir Ralph Verney, of Middle Claydon, Bucks, Kt. and Bart., Sir Richd. How, of Wishford, co. Wilts, Bart., John Cary, of Woodstock, co. Oxford, and their executors and assigns of that parcel of ground with the building thereon within St. James's Park, bounded eastward with the buildings of the Cockpit, southwards with the wall of Hampden Garden, northward 140 foot in length to the park, westward 85 foot in length to the park, with all ways, easiments and appurtenances thereto, to hold for 99 years from date of said great seal in trust for Henry, Earl of Lichfield, Dame Charlotte his wife and Dame Elizabeth Bertie, one of the daughters of the Earl of Lindsey, Great Chamberlain of England ; at the yearly rent of 6s. 8d. : with a clause for reassumption to the Crown upon payment to the lessees of what shall be by them [struck out] expended in building. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 28 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 352. Docquet Book, p. 138.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to pass outwards for France, customs free, the equipage and things belonging to Monsieur Crequi and his retinue. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 289.
Mar. [sic:
erratum for
May] 3.
Charles Bertie to the Commissioners and Receivers of Excise to immediately pay 250l. to Mis. (Mris.) Gwynne on her order for a quarter for the Earl of Burford, "for which and your former payments you shall speedily have a regular discharge." Out Letters (General) p. 78.
May 4. [Royal warrant for a] privy seal to Lemuel Kingdon (appointed to pay the forces under the inspection of Sir H. Puckering) to cease to pay to Lord Vaughan, Governor in Chief of Jamaica and Capt. General, the 600l. appointed (in the present general establishment of the Guards, forces and garrisons) to be by said Lord Vaughan paid to the Deputy Governor and Lieutenant General of said island : and in lieu thereof to pay same in future direct to Sir Henry Morgan, present Deputy Governor and Lieut-General, which, as is alleged, will be more for his ease and accommodation, and no way prejudicial to our service. King's Warrant Book V. p. 353.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of the office of Thrower and Poyser of the Throwage and Poysage in the port and town of Newcastle upon Tyne and the creeks etc. of said port to Robert Wetwang, Samuel Wetwang and Joseph Wetwang, sons of John Wetwang, Esq., for their lives successively as they are named in this warrant in place of William Sherwood, now deceased. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 21 of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 354. Docquet Book, p. 136.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay to Auditor Bridges 66l. 13s. 4d. which the Customs Cashier will bring into the Exchequer : being for one year on said Bridges' fee of 100 marks per an. Out Letters (General) p. 79.
Same to [same] for a tally on the Receiver of First Fruits for 250l. for half a quarter of the Earl of Oxford's pension of 2,000l. per an. Ibid.
Same to [same] to pay (when she Customs Cashier brings it in) 49l. 6s. 8d. to William Lownds, viz., 34l. 6s. 8d. for his disbursements to the clerks of the two Houses and others and 15l. for his service in this session of Parliament. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 750l. to the Duke of Lauderdale for a quarter on his pension ; notwithstanding any former restriction. Ibid.
May 5. Warrant from Treasurer Danby [to the Customs Commissioners] to deliver, customs free, two trunks now in the Custom House, containing sheets, table cloths, napkins, six pieces of velvet and a silver watch, for the Ambassador Extraordinary from the United Provinces. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 289.
May 5
et postea.
Parallel sets of (1) Commissions to the Receivers of the Seventeen Months' tax. (2) warrants for taking their securities as follow. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 4 of docquet of a royal warrant to Treasurer Danby to issue said Commissions.) The Commissions being in the following form :—
Constitution by Treasurer Danby of the following to be Receivers General for the places specified of the act for 584,978l. 2s. 2½d. for the speedy building of 30 ships of war : with powers to appoint their own deputies for such receipt : taking care that the moneys to be received be paid into the Exchequer at or before such days as are appointed by the Act, "taking care that the payments upon each of the five quarters and for the last two months be [kept] distinct and the tallies struck accordingly" : and the warrants for taking the securities being in the following form :
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Rememmembrancer to take the securities of John Langley, of the city of Gloucester, as Receiver for Worcester county and city for the money granted by Parliament for 30 ships of war : [said sureties being] said Langley and Edward Cooke, of Highnam, co. Gloucester, Esq., and Henry Healing, of Norton, co. Gloucester, Esq. : a dedimus to be directed to John Webb, alderman, Arnold Aram, John Marston and George Clerk, gent., all of co. Gloucester, to take the securities of William Cooke, of Highnam, Esq., Henry Browne of Hasfield, co. Gloucester, Esq., Richard Browne, of the Leigh, co. Gloucester : (total bond 3,500l. : commission dated May 5 : warrant for taking his sureties dated May 5.)
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 53, 55-6, 58-9, 64, 65, 66. Docquet Book, p. 135.
The like constitutions and warrants as follow of the several Receivers of the abovesaid tax for the several counties, viz. :
William Bissell, of Ledbury, co. Hereford, as Receiver for co. Hereford ; (sureties : Thomas Duppa, of St. Martins in the Fields, Esq., Ambrose Elton, of Ledbury, co. Hereford, gent., and John Stables, of London, merchant : total bond, 3,300l. : Commission May 5 ; warrant for sureties, May 5).
Ralph Hollinshead, of Aldford, co. Chester, as Receiver for Chester county and city ; (sureties : Francis Hollinshead, of Winkle Grange, co. Chester, Esq., James Stopford, of Saltersford, co. Chester, Esq., and William Moore, of St. Leonards, Foster Lane, citizen and goldsmith of London : total bond 2,500l. : Commission May 5 ; warrant for sureties May 5).
John Tooker as Receiver for Somerset and Bristol ; (sureties : Humphry Burlasse, of St. Erne, co. Cornwall, Esq., Anthony Trethewy, of St. Giles in the Fields, gent., and James Tooker, of Norton Hall, co. Somerset, gent. : total bond 9,000l. : Commission May 5 ; warrant for sureties May 5).
Lewis Trethewy as Receiver for Cornwall : (sureties : John Tanner, Humphry Borlasse and Anthony Trethewy : total bond 4,500l. : Commission May 5 ; warrant for sureties May 5).
Edward Jolly as Receiver for co. Huntingdon ; (sureties : Jasper Churchill, James Smisby and Durant Jenkinson : total bond 2,000l. : Commission May 7 ; warrant for sureties May 7).
John Newsham, Esq., as Receiver for Warwickshire and Coventry ; (sureties : William Loggins and Charles Newsham, of Chadshunt : total bond 3,500l. : Commission May 7 ; warrant for sureties May 7).
Christopher Banastre, Esq., of Banck, co. Lancs., as Receiver for co. Lancs. ; (sureties : William Marbury, of Mere, co. Chester, Thomas Lacy, of Winckley, co. Lancs. : and Thomas Lathom, of Irlam, co. Lancs. : total bond 3,100l. : Commission May 7 ; warrant for sureties May 9).
John Pritchett, of Harefield, co. Midd., Esq., as Receiver for Gloucester county and city ; (sureties : Abraham Stannyon, of Hadley, co. Midd., John Stanyon, of Harefield, co. Midd., and Thomas Witle, of St. Giles without Cripplegate, citizen and draper of London : total bond 5,600l. : Commission May 9 ; warrant for sureties May 9).
John Chetwynd as Receiver for Staffordshire and Lichfield ; (sureties : Thomas Roane, Francis and John Short and John Offley : Commission May 7 ; warrant for sureties May 9).
Ralph Whitley, of Chester, Esq., as Receiver for North Wales, viz. : Flint, Denbigh, Merioneth, Montgomery, Anglesea and Carnarvon ; (sureties : Roger Whitley, of London, Esq., Randolph Dodd, of Edge, co. Chester, Esq. : total bond 3,000l. : Commission May 9 ; warrant for sureties May 9).
Anthony Davies (Davyes), Esq., as Receiver for co. Wilts ; (sureties : Richard Smith, of Kennet, co. Wilts : total bond 6,000l. : Commission May 9 ; warrant for sureties May 11).
John Rawlins, of Lichfield, gent., as Receiver for co. Derby ; (sureties : Sir John Shore, of Derby, Kt., John Chambers, of Derby, gent., Thomas Wandall, of St. Bride's, London, woollen draper, and Roger Lambert, of St. Dunstan in the West, London, linen draper : total bond 2,600l. : Commission May 11 ; warrant for sureties May 11).
Thomas Harrington, of Boothby Pagnell, co. Lincoln, as Receiver for co. Lincoln ; (sureties : Anthony Eyre, of Tetney, co. Lincoln, and Edward Harrington, of Newington, co. Midd. : total bond 7,800l. : Commission May 11 ; warrant for sureties May 11).
William Norrington, of West Ham, co. Essex, gent. [as Receiver for co. Essex] ; (sureties : Sir Robert Smith, of West Ham, bart., John Ewin, of St. Edmunds, Lombard Street, London, merchant, and Isaac Goodwin, of Chelmsford, gent. : total bond 9,300l. : Commission May 15 ; warrant for sureties May 15, as above, but vacated and replaced by another of date May 31 as follows, viz., for William Norrington, of Plaistow, co. Essex, gent., as Receiver as above ; sureties : William Bucker, of Wandsworth, Surrey, gent., John Hinde and Thomas Kirwood, of London, goldsmiths, John Bedell, of St. Lawrence Lane, London, merchant, and Robert Abell, of Cheapside, London vintner : total bond 9,300l).
Mathew Jenison, of Newark, as Receiver for co. Notts ; (sureties : William Martin and Robert Morris, aldermen of Newark : total bond 1,400l. : Commission May 7 ; warrant for sureties May 16).
William Rooke, of the parish of St. Austins, near Canterbury, as Receiver for Kent and Canterbury ; (sureties : Sir Arnold Breames, of Bridge, Kent, Kt., and Henry Thornhill, of Olantigh in the parish of Wye, Kent : total bond 10,000l. : Commission May 8 ; warrant for sureties May 16).
Robert Coke, of Nonsuch, co. Surrey, as Receiver for Surrey and Southwark ; (sureties : William Gwavas, of Huntingfield, co. Suffolk, and Matthew Smallwood, of same, clerk : total bond 4,800l. : Commission May 15 ; warrant for sureties May 16).
Sir Christopher Musgrave, of Carlisle, Kt., as Receiver for York county and city and Kingston upon Hull ; (sureties : Timothy Lamm, of Kingston upon Hull, merchant, Nathaniell Ludlow, of Fleet Street, in St. Dunstan's in the West, London, gent., and Henry Browne, of Thames Street, near Billingsgate, citizen of London : total bond 5,300l. : Commission May 15 ; warrant for sureties May 18).
Robert Cressett, of Upton Cressett, co. Salop, as Receiver for co. Salop ; (sureties : Sir John Weld, of Willey, co. Salop, Kt., and Roger Pope, of Woolstaston, co. Salop, Esq. : total bond 1,900l. : Commission May 18 ; warrant for sureties May 18).
Peter Woodcocke, of Caldecott, co. Rutland, gent., as Receiver for co. Rutland ; (sureties : Peter Woodcock, of Caldecott, father of said Receiver : total bond 800l. : Commission May 7 ; warrant for sureties, May 19).
Charles Goodwyn, of Lewes, co. Sussex, Esq., as Receiver for co. Sussex ; (sureties : Richard Isted, of Lewes, gent., and Ambrose Isted, of Fleet Street, citizen and stationer of London : total bond 5,500l. : Commission May 7 ; warrant for sureties May 19).
Samuel King, of Cambridge, gent., as Receiver for co. Cambridge, and Isle of Ely ; (sureties : Samuell Moody, of Cambridge, gent., and Thomas King of Watling Street, citizen and grocer of London : total bond 4,200l. : Commission May 19 ; warrant for sureties May 19).
William Bridges, of Austin Friars, London, merchant, as Receiver for Norfolk and Norwich ; (sureties : Robert Coke, of Nonsuch, co. Surrey, Esq.,
Nathaniell Bridges, of Austin Friars, London, merchant, Conisby Cave, of Lombard Street, London, and Thomas Price, of Lombard Street, London, goldsmith : total bond 5,400l. : Commission May 15 ; warrant for sureties May 16).
Christopher Corney, of Middlesex, gent., as Receiver for co. Bucks ; (sureties : John Shales, of Edmonton, co. Midd., Esq., and Richard Kent, of Broad Street, London, Esq. : total bond 2,000l. : Commission May 17 or 18 ; warrant for sureties May 17).
Nelson Bigsby, of Stowmarket, co. Suffolk, mercer, as Receiver for co. Suffolk ; (sureties : Sir Charles Gawdy, of Croweshall, co. Suff. ; Thomas Salter, of Battisford, co. Suff., Esq., and John Bigsby, of London, merchant : total bond 10,000l. : Commission May 19 ; warrant for sureties May 19).
Mansell Stradling, of Donnetts [St. Donats], co. Glamorgan, as Receiver for Monmouth and South Wales (Brecknock, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Radnor, Pembroke and Haverford West) ; (sureties : Sir Edward Stradling, of St. Donats, bart., and Edmond Thomas, of Wenvoe, co. Glamorgan : total bond 5,900l. : Commission May 14 ; warrant for sureties May 21).
John Northcote (Northcott) of Westwood, co. Devon, as Receiver for Devon and Exeter ; (sureties : John Northcote, of Upton, co. Devon, and William Northcote, of the Middle Temple, London : total bond 10,100l. : Commission? May 19 ; warrant for sureties May 21).
Capt. Phillip Howard, of St. Martins in the Fields, co. Midd., as Receiver for London, with the liberty of St. Martins le Grand and co. Middlesex with the city and liberty of Westminster ; (sureties : John Duckett, of Lincolns Inn, co. Midd., George Cole, of London, merchant, Nathaniel Bridges, of Austin Friars, London, merchant, and John Price, of Lombard St., London, woollen draper : total bond 21,800l. Commission? May 18 ; warrant for sureties May 23).
William Andrews (Andrewes) of Lambeth, Esq., as Receiver for co. Herts ; (sureties : George Andrewes, of Great Chart, co. Kent, gent, and Alexander Andrewes, of London, salter : total bond 4,100l. : Commission May 17 ; warrant for sureties May 24).
William Levet, of West Lodg in Savernake Park, co. Wilts, Esq., as Receiver for cos. Oxford and Berks ; (sureties : Seymour Bowman and Michael Clerk : total bond 3,000l. : Commission May 5 ; warrant for sureties May 28).
William Twist, of Dorchester, gent., as Receiver for Dorset and Poole ; (sureties : Richard Churchill, of Dorchester, gent., and John West, of Dorchester, mercer : total bond 7,100l. : Commission May 31 ; warrant for sureties May 31). (William Twist was succeeded on his death by Arthur Fussell see infra under date 1677-8, Jan. 17).
John Basiere, of Durham, gent., as Receiver for Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, County Palatine of Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne and Berwick on Tweed ; (sureties : Sir Gilbert Gerrard, of Brafferton, co. Durham, bart., Isaac Basire, of Durham, Esq., and Jeremiah Nelson, clerk and prebend[ary] of the cathedral church of Carlisle : total bond 3,000l. : Commission May 31 ; warrant for sureties May 31).
Samuell Williams, of Portsmouth, Esq., (mayor of Portsmouth) as Receiver for co. Southampton ; (sureties : George Legge, of Westminster, Esq. : total bond 9,000l. ; Commission May 26 ; warrant for sureties May [erratum for June] 4).
Charles Duncombe as Receiver for co. Beds. (commission May 7).
John Hartop as Receiver for co. Leicester (commission May 8).
Lancelot Bolton for co. Northants (commission May 18. Vacated and in place of him Nathanile Smith appointed Receiver May 31).
Ibid, pp. 58.
May 7. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Richard Kent, of the office of Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs and additional impost on wines and vinegar ; to commence from March 25 last : all in place of and with the like powers, etc., enjoyed by Richard Mounteney, Esq., senr., whose grant of said office is hereby to be determined. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 21 of docquet hereof. This docquet dates the commencement of Kent's tenure of office from June 24 next.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 355. Docquet Book, p. 136.
Cave that no lease or grant pass to Mris. Crane or any other person of the manor of Terrington and West Walton, co. Norfolk, in reversion of Thomas Say, Esq. (who has a term in being [in the premises] by leases from the Queen's trustees) nor of any part of the demesnes of those manors till the said Mr. Saye be heard and notice be given or left for him with Mr. William Walker, of Staple Inn. Caveat Book, p. 27.
Cave that no grant pass to any [person] of the personal estate of John Clerk, late of St. Olave, Southwark, or of his wife (who is supposed to want kindred and is dead intestate) until Sir Peter Wyche, who has a promise from his Majesty, be heard. Ibid.
Sir Charles Killegrew, Master of the Revels, desires that no money may be hereafter paid to Mr. Thomas Killegrew for the service of that office [of Revels] till he [Sir Charles] be heard. Ibid.
Letter of direction on 364l. remaining on an order dated April 7 last for 730l. to Sir Martin Westcombe for a year's ordinary to 1674, Sept. 22 : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due Sept. 19 next. Money Book (General) p. 62.
Same on an order dated March 29 last for 7,500l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for last Michaelmas quarter on the 30,000l. per an. for the Chamber : to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' rent payable Sept. 19 next. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,500l. to Lawrence Hyde, Master of the Robes, for half a year to Lady day last on the 5,000l. per an. for providing robes, apparel and other necessaries for the use of his Majesty's person, of which 5,000l. per an. 4,500l. is to be as imprest for the Office of Robes and upon account, and the other 500l. is to be without account for the use of said Lawrence Hyde.
Same for 3,050l. 14s. 10d. to Samuel Pepys, Esq., Treasurer of Tangier Garrison in part of 22,767l. 6s. 3d. arrears owing and postponed for several years past to said garrison.
Ibid.
Charles Bertie to [the Customs Commissioners] referring to them the order in Council as follows, and if they find the ship in question is intended to trade in prejudice of the charter of the Royal Africa Company, then to stop her till same be reported to Treasurer Danby, and security be taken for prevention thereof.
Prefixing : Said order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, May 4, referring to Treasurer Danby the petition of the Royal Africa Company of England, concerning the ship Blossom, of London, Michael Martin, master, now in the Thames, which is entered for the Canaries, but which they are well assured is bound for Guinea, and thence to proceed with blacks to the Plantations in prejudice of petitioners' charter.
Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 290.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to same to deliver to Thomas Godson, merchant, 30 bales of calf skins seized in London port on their export, there being in each bale about four skins above weight : Godson having entered same at their full weight and paid duty accordingly. Ibid.
Same from same to same to deliver to Arthur Fleetwood, Esq., customs free, a bale and trunk lately come from Dieppe in the Charles yacht, Capt. Phaizeby commander, and containing a suit of old tapestry hangings the furniture of a chamber which had been used by him at Paris, some clothes and 12 pair of gloves for him and his wife ; also a coach and two horses imported for him at Rye in another vessel from Dieppe. Ibid, p. 291.
Charles Bertie to the Navy Commissioners. Treasurer Danby has ordered 7,800l. to be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy for completing your six weeks' arrear to Christmas last : 4,000l. thereof to be for the Victuallers and 3,800l. to carry on your payment of bills of the second book in their course after the 20,000l. on wine bonds, abating the imprests. You are to make out a bill of imprest for this 4,000l. to Sir Denis Gauden and his partners [in the Victualling] : same to be defalked out of their last payments for this year according to the declaration, if the same be not exceeded, but if the "declaration shall be exceeded [by] the value at least of the said sum of 4,000l. then [same is] to be on account of such exceeding." Also you are to cause the bills of the second book [or list] to be assigned on the remaining 3,800l. in their course abating the imprests. And of the 500l. for tickets 200l. a week is to be from the 1st inst. forward (till further order) assigned for payment of bills of the second book in course after the said 3,800l. Out Letters (General) p. 80.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for Beds and Bucks, for 25l. each to Mris. Withers and Mris. Halsnorth for half a year to Lady day last on their pensions. Ibid.
Same to same to pay (and to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect to the weekly payments) 20l. to Robert Swan for last Lady day quarter on his pension of 80l. per an. Ibid, p. 81.
Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the report to the King from the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland dated? March 29 last in obedience to the order of reference of Jan. 31 last on the petition of William Robinson, Superintendent General of the King's buildings in Ireland, praying for a lease of the gardens and outgrounds belonging to Chichester House at Dublin for 99 years and to have the keeping of the House in the intervals of Parliament for his life and he will repair it at his own charge. On said petition the Lord Lieutenant reports that the King has taken a lease in the name of Sir Henry Ford of the Bishop of Ossory of the said House for 99 years at 180l. per an., and makes no advantage of it, but only in Parliament time ; that several sums are paid for taxes and repairs, and that the King may be eased by gratifying petitioner, obliging him to pay taxes and stand to repairs and not to build without consent of the Lord Lieutenant, etc. Said report being referred to Treasurer Danby ? March 29 last, he hereby fully agrees with said report. Warrants not Relating Money VII. p. 61.
Mar. [sic. :
erratum for
May] 8.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners from Treasurer Danby of a paper of reasons of the patent officers of Southampton port upon the Customs Commissioners' report of April 4 last. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 291.
May 8. The like of the petition of James Lebas with the report thereon from the officers of the Ordnance and six other papers annexed : said petition having been formerly April 17 last referred to Sir Thomas Chichley : ("entered in Letter Book, p. 294." This Letter Book is missing.) Ibid.
Charles Bertie to same to give Mr. Arnold an order to Mr. Lytcot to shew him [Arnold] Mr. Stockdale's account ; process being to cease [against said Arnold] till the 26th inst. : the case having been heard before Treasurer Danby yesterday "and spoke to by his [Arnold's] counsel some of your number [being then] present" when his Lordship ordered as above. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay Mr. Segar 1,000l. [for Charles Bertie for secret service] "in further part of the note you gave me for 5,000l. of which there is yet remaining 2,000l. unsatisfied." Out Letters (General) p. 82.
[?]. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (and to the Customs Cashier to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction) 12l. 10s. 0d. for Mr. Estoll. Ibid.
May 9. Privy seal for 10,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service. (Royal warrant dated May 3 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 7 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated June 13 hereon : to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 367, 351. Docquet Book, p. 134. Money Book (General) p. 81.
Same to Treasurer Danby to give warrant to the woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests to fell 60 timber trees not exceeding 200 tons of timber where the same may best be spared with regard to the vert and venison and coppices now growing, same to be for Edward, Lord Latimer, who "has informed us that he" intends to build a town house in the town of Buckingham ; the King being disposed to encourage him in so chargeable a work which will be for the public use and benefit of the said town. In order that the coppices in jointure to the Queen in said forests may receive as little prejudice as possible John Hall the Queen's woodward is to have notice and be present if he please at the marking of the trees. The offal timber to be given to Lord Latimer without accompt to defray the cost of felling and carriage. (Royal warrant dated May 4 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 7 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant hereon accordingly dated May 9 to Thomas Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 355-6, 354. Docquet Book, p. 133. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 59-60.
Privy seal to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. By the patent of 1669, Aug. 2, the Duke of Ormonde was allowed to receive 5,000l. per an. out of the particular quit rents assigned for [such] his satisfaction "until he shall have received what remains due to him by virtue of his contract with us." By letters patent of 1675-6, March 23, the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant, was to take care that the said quit rents after having first satisfied the said contract with the Duke of Ormonde should be applied to paying and discharging the following sums, viz., 6,000l. to the daughters of Col. Lane, deceased, 8,888l. to Lawrence Hyde, Esq., and 8,000l. to Roger, Earl of Orrery, "which several sums we have resolved in Council should be paid thereout without the interfering of any other payments whatsoever on that fund." In order that it may be known when the satisfaction to said Duke of Ormonde will be completed and when consequently the payment of the other aforesaid sums will begin, you are hereby without delay to take and settle the accounts relating to the said contract with the said Duke "setting down particularly how much he the said Duke hath already received by virtue thereof as also how much hath been clear received by virtue of his assignment to us." Said accounts are to be transmitted with all speed to Treasurer Danby. King's Warrant Book V. p. 360.
Letter of direction on two orders payable to Col. William Stapleton one of Feb. 10 last for 4,556l. 14s. 0d. as Governor of the LeewardIsles [being] for two years to 1676, July 7, on the establishment of 2,778l. [2,278l]. 10s. 8d. per an. ; the other of Feb. 24 last for 700l. to him for one year's allowance to him to June 24 last as Governor of St. Christopher : both said orders to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due Sept. 17 next. Money Book (General) p. 62.
The like on an order of April 28 last for 1,300l. to John, Lord Berkeley, for three months' ordinary to April 7 last : similarly directed. Ibid, p. 63.
The like on 2,000l. in further part of an order of Feb. 26 last for 10,000l. to Charles Bertie whereof 1,281l. 14s. 7d. is already satisfied : similarly directed. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Anthony Segar to pay the 60l. already received for the officers attending the Lords Commissioners for the Union of the two kingdoms of England and Scotland in proportions as follow, viz., 15l. to Archibald Calender and 10l. each to John Walker, James Forsyth and Robert Chambers, being the four doorkeepers, and 5l. each to Thomas Safe, firemaker, and to the necessary woman : the remaining 6l. being expended in fees about receiving the said money. Ibid.
Money warrant for 3,488l. 8s. 3¼d. to John, Earl of Bath, for the surplusage on his account of the money received by him and consigned to him towards the charge and expenses of building his Majesty's royal citadel upon the Hoe of Plymouth, said account beginning 1666, Nov. 1, and ending 1670, Dec. 31, and having been declared Feb. 6 last. Money Book (General) p. 64.
Same for 184l. 15s. 0d. to Sir Edward Wood for his extraordinaries 1672, July 9, to 1674, Sept. 29, for which he has not been formerly allowed as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden : as by a bill thereof allowed by Secretary Coventry.
Appending : Said bill—
Ibid.
£ s. d.
Postage of letters from all places for 10 weeks and for, paper and books to enter the Comõn letters in 16 0 0
Transporting my goods and servants at my going thither 55 0 0
Extraordinary expenses for entertainments upon the King's majority, etc. 25 0 0
Paid shipwrecked seamen in distress 2 5 0
Paid fees on 3,640l. [received] at the Exchequer and elsewhere 76 10 0
Paid for printing and translating the prince's fight at sea 5 0 0
Paid and given the [Swedish] King's and Queen's servants 5 0 0
Jan. 31, 1676-7. "I do allow the several heads of these extraordinaries, the like being usually allowed to his Majesty's public ministers abroad : but how these came to be omitted in a later bill of extraordinaries Sir Ed. Wood must clear that himself to my Lord Treasurer.' [Signed] Henry Coventry."
Same for 230l. [sic] to Sir Richd. Bulstrode for 92 days to April 19 last on his ordinary of 50s. a day as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. (The usual letters to the Receipt and the Customs dated May 30, for 250l. [sic] to discharge an order dated May 12 drawn hereon : to be brought in with regard, etc.) Ibid, p. 64. Out Letters (General) p. 92.
Same for 33l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Richd. Langley for half a year to Lady day last on his fee as one of the Auditors of Imprests and Foreign Accounts. (The usual letters, ut supra, dated May 18 hereon.) Money Book (General) p. 64. Out Letters (General) p. 87.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 20l. to John Potenger for half a year to Lady day last on his fee as Comptroller of the Great Roll of the Pipe. (Charles Bertie dated May 11 to same to pay same out of money to be brought in by the Customs Cashier.) Money Book (General) p. 64. Out Letters (General) p. 83.
Money warrant for 50l. to Katherine Gunter for a quarter on her pension. (The usual letters dated May 14 to the Customs and Receipt hereon : to be brought in with respect, etc.) Money Book (General) p. 65. Out Letters (General) p. 86.
Same for 50l. to Lady Katherine Sayers for same on same. (Letters dated May 12 ut supra.) Money Book (General) p. 65. Out Letters (General) p. 85.
Same for 47l. 10s. 0d. to Sackville Whittle for a quarter on his fee or salary of 40l. and annuity of 150l. as one of the King's Chirurgeons ;
64l. 3s. 4d. to Richard Pyle for same on fees of 80l. and 40 marks and annuity of 150l. as a Principal Chirurgeon to the King ;
35l. to James Peirce as same on his fee of 50l. and annuity of 100l. as one other of the King's Chirurgeons ;
(Letters ut supra dated May 30.)
Money Book (General) p. 65. Out Letters (General) p. 93.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to George Nicholas for half a year to Lady day last on his fee as Surveyor General of his Majesty's Customs. (Charles Bertie dated May 11 to same to pay same with respect, etc.) Money Book (General) p. 65. Out Letters (General) p. 83.
Money warrant for 100 marks to Thomas Henshaw for one year on his fee as French Secretary. (Usual letters to the Receipt and Customs dated May 12 : to be brought in with respect, etc.) Money Book (General) p. 65. Out Letters (General) p. 86.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, some goods (except the wine, which is to pay customs), viz., Rosa Solis, orange flower water, linen, olives, anchovies, almonds and prunellos lately brought from Villa Franca in the Katherine, of London, Edward Sowrey master, being for the King's service. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 292.
Same from same to same to discharge the seizure of six small casks of gum arabeck of about 25l. value belonging to Matthew Johnson and imported from Holland and seized at Hull in March last : same turning out to be upon examination not gum arabec, but gum seneca, which upon a former case of this nature has been certified by several tradesmen of London to be of absolute use in the exercise of divers trades and which you certify cannot be imported into England from the place of growth, but usually hath been imported from France or Holland : petitioner having imported another parcel of same gum in Feb. last from Holland to Hull which was delivered to him on payment of duty, and therefore he alleges he knew not that it was by law prohibited : further, the Surveyor of Hull having reported that it is a commodity which has formerly passed in that port without question on payment of duty. Ibid.
Reference to the Attorney General from Treasurer Danby of the [Customs Commissioners'] report on the petition of Richard Phripp praying a commission for measuring keels in Newcastle port. Ibid, p. 293.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Edward Seymour and Samuel Maydwell, Receivers General of the Law duty. The King has lately contracted with Sir John Bendish, bart., John Canham and James Roffey for the farm of said Law duties from Oct. 22 [last] and letters patent thereof passed the broad seal April 26 last by which they are appointed Receivers General thereof and all powers granted to you or to any others as Receivers General or particular Receiver are to cease as to the collection of said duties grown due since that date, and further requiring that all your receipts thereof since said date be paid over to said Farmers. You are hereby to observe the above, permitting said Farmers to make such inspection in your books as they think fit, and delivering up to them all bonds and securities. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 63.
May 10. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to determine the annuities of 50l. each granted by a great seal of 1670, April 15, to Anthony and Charles, sons of William Ellesden, to be paid to said William for his said two sons during pleasure or until said William should be otherwise provided for by grant of some office : and in lieu thereof (and as a more ample mark of recognition of said William's service in contributing to the King's safety after Worcester fight) to grant an annuity of 100l. a year to said Anthony and Charles, and 100l. a year to Anne and Mary Ellesden, daughters of said William : to be respectively during their natural lives and the life of the longer liver of them. For the more ease in payment hereof said annuities are to be paid yearly to said William Ellesdon for them out of the customs revenues of the port of Lyme, co. Dorset. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 25 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 356-7. Docquet Book, p. 137.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay the patent officers of the customs of the outports their half year's salaries to Lady day, 1676. (Charles Bertie of same date to same to pay same with [due] respect to the weekly payments.) Money Book (General) p. 65. Out Letters (General) p. 84.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay and same to the Customs Cashier to bring in) 150l. for Mr. Newport and Mr. Darcy for a quarter of each of their salaries of 300l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 83.
The like for 255l. for the Treasurer of the Chamber for Serjt. Haynes for 4¼ years of his allowance of 60l. per an. for washing the chapel linen. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease under the Exchequer seal to Mary Bott of several tenements in Tamworth at the rent of 22s. 8d. per an., and other tenements there : rated together at 56s. per an. all from 1677, Lady day : and at the present rent, and without fine, in consideration of her surrender of her present lease (made to her husband, William Bott, and herself [of the first named tenements]) and of her charges in recovering the premises [i.e. the said other tenements].
Prefixing : Abstract of particular of said premises.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 59.