|Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Edward
Noel, Lord Warden of New Forest, Attorney General. Attending :
The Surveyors General of Woods and Mr. Dickens, Woodward of
The Lord Warden [of New Forest] represents the necessity
of paying the wages due to the keepers in New Forest. Treasurer
Danby directs that 300l. be raised out of browsewood and moors
and distributed by the Lord Warden's direction to pay the said
wages pro hac vice. Treasurer Danby further directs that the [Woods]
Surveyor's deputy do inspect the digging up those moors and have
notice given him by the Woodward of all the sales of the said wood
to prevent any frauds or other miscarriages, for which the said
deputy is to have 4s. per diem not exceeding 15 days. And that
in all future warrants for felling of timber or wood this rule be
observed, viz., for all great works the warrants shall be directed
to the Surveyors [of Woods] to be executed by them calling to
their assistance the regard[ers] ; and for all small works the
warrants to be directed to the Woodward.
Treasurer Danby directs that 2,000l. per week be from henceforth
paid out of the Customs to the Forces.
Treasurer Danby directs that 1,125l. [suspension money]
due to Lord Gerard [of] Brandon upon his pension of 1,000l. per an.
[as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber] shall be paid by tally on the
Hearthmoney at Michaelmas, 1679, notwithstanding former
Treasurer Danby directs that the five quarters' suspension
money due to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber
shall also be paid by like tally at the same time.
[Treasury Minute Book VI. p. 39.]
||The business of the alum Farmers relating to their accounts
and farm is to be heard at 3 o'clock afternoon [of this day]. The
Attorney General to attend then with the said Farmers and
Mr. Sansome and Mr. Younger are to attend the Treasury
concerning the execution of a commission at Poole.
[Day Book p. 144.]
||Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Treasurer Danby directs that all business to be dispatched
shall be put into method and proper places for his determinations.
The Alum Farmers are called in and propose to Treasurer
Danby (touching 1,500l. in [the late] Mr. Colvile's hands) that
they having 1,500l. [which they left years since] in Mr. Colvile's
hands desire that his Lordship would accept thereof for so much
and discharge them upon their account and the rather for that
Mr. Lindsay [as the husband of said Colvile's widow] has proposed
and is willing to assign so much of his perpetual interest (granted
to him for Colvile's debt) as will amount to that sum and the
interest thereof and offering that so soon as this assignment is
made they will accept thereof and pay the 1,500l. to his Majesty.
Treasurer Danby directs that Mr. Lindsay be writ to to make
such assignment forthwith to Mr. Lawrence for his Majesty's
use, and that care be taken to send to the Auditor of the Receipt
to know how much of Mr. Lindsay's [annuity] patent is
On Friday next Mr. Sansome and Mr. Younger are to be heard
and Mr. Clement, assistant to the riding surveyor, is to attend
at the same time.
The letter of the Luneburg Envoy about his master's goods
[is to be put among] the papers for the King.
Charles Porter to be written to about the money to be paid by him
for Mr. Pretiman's debt.
[Treasury Book VI. p. 40.]
Friday at 4
||This time is appointed for Mr. Sansome to make his defence
to the complaints given in against him by Mr. Alexander
The business relating to the Barbados soldiers is to be taken
into consideration [on the afternoon of this day] upon the reports
from the referees.
[Day Book p. 145.]
||The business touching the quays at Falmouth is to be considered
[on the afternoon of this day].
The business between Mr. Sansome and Mr. Younger is to be
heard [this day] ; the Customs Commissioners being [to be]
||Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Sir Peter Killegrew is called in about the quay at Falmouth,
the Cornish gentlemen also attending. The Cornish gentlemen
move for a new day of hearing. Treasurer Danby appoints the
first Monday after Michaelmas.
A note of the sureties of Dudley Rews is to be presented to the
Lord Treasurer. Mr. Marry is to attend the Attorney General
The case of the Farmers of the Law duties touching [the receipt
of said duties in the Court of] the Chancery is to be read to
Treasurer Danby and put amongst the papers for the King.
[Treasury Minute Book VI. p. 41.]
||The petition of the Yeoman Warders of the Tower is to be heard
on the afternoon of this day on reference from the King in Council.
[Day Book p. 145.]
||A letter to be written to the Office of the Ordnance to caution
them from making any new contracts for stores till provision
[of money] be made.
The Parliament have only provided for the Navy till the 5th of
June, although the Act came not out till July : and a quere
whether any loans can be made upon this Act to the Navy.
Proposal[s] for a farm or management of the Hearthmoney
[are] to be received at the Treasury Chamber on Thursday,
Aug. 8 next, and notice is to be given in the Gazette.
See Mr. Pepys's interest account for Tangier and consider the
payment of the Earl of Peterborough's pension.
"The discharges out of the Privy Purse upon the Exchequer
[are] to be considered and a list made of them (viz., musicians,
gardeners, Mr. Paston's annuity, etc.) to be laid before Treasurer
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] to [be] assigned the first quarter
of the 412,000l. and orders are to be drawn expressing 50,000l.
[thereof to be] for wages of the seamen and the rest for other
uses of the Navy. A privy seal to be drawn for this end.
To-morrow Mr. Bertie to speak with the Attorney General
concerning the clause of loans in the new Act and to have his
opinion in writing thereupon.
The loans for the Forces are to be hastened and new orders
are to be drawn for 110,000l. as soon as the privy seal is
Treasurer Danby to see the charge on the Customs and how
Mr. Kent proposes his repayment.
The Virginia forces are to be paid 2,500l. out of the advance
[money] of the [farm of the] Barbados Four and a Half per cent.
Write to Mr. Kingdon to send weekly to the office certificates
of his receipts and payments.
"To call of Mr. Pepys for a copy of the letter from the Commissioners
of the Navy about victualling."
The Treasurer of the Navy is to have his third 40,000l. on the
Poll Bill and 50,000l. "more over and above the said sum."
Mr. Stevens to be spoke with about paying the quarter to the
yard at Portsmouth before the King goes thither.
A letter [is to be written] to Mr. Kent to pay 2,500l. for the
Works ; to be repaid him with interest in March next.
The Customs Commissioners are to attend at 4 (3) o'clock on
Friday afternoon the 26th July with Mr. Kent.
[Treasury Minute Book pp. 41-2.]
||Mr. Slingsby is to be forthwith paid 3,000l. for the Mint out of
the Coinage money.
[Ibid, p. 42.]
|Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Ordered] that such landwaiters as shall be appointed by the
[Customs] Commissioners to go upon the coast shall obey the
said Commissioners' direction without [the necessity of] any
dispensation from the Lord Treasurer.
To-morrow Treasurer Danby is to move his Majesty at the
Admiralty about the abuses of [practised in or put upon] his
yachts in stealing the Custom of Wine.
The Attorney General to be spoken with about the assessing the
A report [is ordered] to be drawn upon the state of the arrears
of the Barbados soldiers.
Mr. Fillingham [is ordered] to produce the accompts of the
several coimties [Militia money] claimed by the indigent officers.
The Attorney General to be advised with in this matter.
Write to Mr. Stephens for an account of the tin.
[Treasury Minute Book VI. pp. 42-3.]
||Memorandum : This day, and not before, the Acts of Parliament
for the tax for disbanding the army were brought from the
press to the Treasury Chambers : on perusal whereof Treasurer
Danby directs Mr. Kingdon (Paymaster to the Forces) to give
security according to the Act.
Treasurer Danby directs that Mr. Jeremy Lacy, underhousekeeper
of Audley End, be paid the money directed by his Lordship's
warrant to be paid to him : [same to be] by such proportions
as is most convenient. In the margin : pro Lord
By the King's command Treasurer Danby directs that Avis
Lawrence be paid 20l. assigned to her by Rich. Crawley, Yeoman
of the Guard, out of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office.
A letter to be written to Mr. Kent to pay in all the money
coming in by [from] the Customs into the Exchequer without name
[i.e., moneys paid into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier
for the general needs of the Exchequer not for any particular
individual in obedience to any particular warrant or letter of
direction specifically naming such individual] to be thence issued
as the Lord Treasurer shall direct.
[Ibid, p. 43. ]
||A letter to be written to the city of London to borrow 200,000l.
[from said city], viz., 100,000l. on the Act for disbanding the army
and 100,000l. upon the credit of 412,000l. given in the same Act
for other uses.
[Ibid, pp. 43, 54.]
|The disposition of the 412,925l. 14s. 6d. being the four last
quarters of the Eighteen Months' tax lately granted by an Act
of Parliament entitled an Act for granting a supply to his Majesty
of 619,388l. 11s. 9d. for disbanding the army and other uses therein
mentioned [is settled as follows, viz.] :
The first quarter of the said four, according to the proceed
of the Seventeen Months' tax, being equal to this, will bring in
ready money into the Exchequer currently about 97,000l. and
so the other quarters may do also : whereof [there is hereby
to be expenditure made as follows, viz.] :—
|First quarter or third
|Second quarter or fourth
|Third quarter or fifth
|Fourth quarter or sixth
|The Treasurer of the Navy and the Paymaster of the Forces
have had their orders on the said tax registered as above.
Memorandum. The Paymaster of the Forces has had orders
for 110,000l and 40,000l paid him in loans on the two first quarters
of this Act and his orders for 50,000l more on the remainder.
[Treasury Minute Book p. 54.]
||The petition of the Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London
is to be heard on the afternoon of this day on reference from the
King in Council.
[Day Book p. 145.]