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May 1678, 1-15

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'Entry Book: May 1678, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 981-995. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80672 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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May 1678, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 1. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 225l. to Col. Thomas Howard, of Suffolk, for three quarters to Lady day last on his pension of 300l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same to issue (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith, notwithstanding any restriction) 1,000l. for half a quarter of Treasurer Danby's allowance. Ibid, p. 248.
Same from same to issue 175l. to William Legge upon account of his pension of 120l. per an. [paying same] "either out of the money that was brought into the Exchequer for my Lord Falkland (whereof 100l. remains in the Receipt) and for the [Queen's] Dressers, etc. (whereof 75l. was intended for the Lady Clinton who died before the quarter day) ; or if these sums are disposed of Treasurer Danby directs you to pay this 175l. out of the Customs money that is not designed for particular uses." Ibid, p. 249.
May 2. Money warrant for 20l. to Gilbert, Earl of Clare, for one year's creation money. (Charles Bertie dated May 3 to [? the Customs Cashier] to pay same notwithstanding [any former restriction].) Money Book (General) p. 250. Out Letters (General) p. 248.
Same for 150l. 11s. 3d. each to Edward Hatch, Esq., and William Bishop, Esq., for 1½ years on the fee of 3s. a day and allowance of 2s. 6d. a day for boardwages as Serjeants at Arms, said Bishop being loco Humphry Greaves. (Charles Bertie dated May 11 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in forthwith and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 250. Out Letters (General) p. 252.
Money warrant for 150l. to William Fryer, gent., for half a year of his pension of 300l. per an. (The like letters ut supra dated May 15 : the money to be brought in notwithstanding any restriction.) Money Book (General) p. 250. Out Letters (General) p. 253.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies on the Farmers of the Alum works for 100l. to Gerard Fox for one year to Christmas last on his pension. Out Letters (General) p. 247.
Same to same for tallies on the Tenths for 337l. 10s. 0d. to Mris. Hamilton for a quarter on her pensions of 500l. per an. for herself and 850l. per an. for her children. Ibid.
May 3. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to John Somers, gent., his executors and assigns of the benefit of a recognisance of 500l. entered into by Nicholas Hunt (Christopher Wheeler and John Palfree) for said Hunt to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, which is forfeited (as we are informed) by reason that said Hunt hath occasioned the barns full of corn, stables and out houses of said Somers to be burnt to his great damage : with a non obstante to all other grants [thereof]. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 11 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 19. Docquet Book, p. 201.
Same to same for a grant to Francis Darcy Savage, his executors and assigns of a fine of 200l. imposed in the King's Bench Court in Michaelmas term 1676, upon John Bill for an assault, etc. : notwithstanding any former direction under our privy seal or otherwise for applying such fines to the service of rebuilding St. Paul's church in London and Windsor Castle. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Aug. 22 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 19. Docquet Book, p. 224.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant and demise to Henry Guy, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, of all that land lately derelict and left by the sea, being an ancient channel whereby the sea ran up to the town of Bridgwater, co. Somerset : to hold to him, his executors, etc., for 80 years henceforth at the rent of 13s. 4d. per an. : said grant to be in consideration that said Guy has undertaken at his own cost and charges to maintain the King's title to the said lands and recover the same, which he is hereby to be empowered to prosecute and recover in the King's name or in his own. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 17 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 20. Docquet Book, p. 217.
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 75l. for one quarter on Somerset Fox's pension. Out Letters (General) p. 249.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring in, notwithstanding any former restriction (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 30l. for half a year to Lady day last on Mris. Ursula Elliott's pension, ut supra, pp. 925, 979, under dates March 4 and April 27. Ibid, p. 248.
Same to same to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and same to same to issue) 75l. for last Lady day quarter on Col. Giffard's pension. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 30l. for same quarter on Robert Killegrew's pension as a Page of Honour. Out Letters (General) p. 248.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Sherman as waiter at Yarmouth, loco John Kempson, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 54.
May 6. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a great seal for a pardon to William Mease and Thomas Witherley, gent., of the death and killing of Gilbert Ward : with restitution of lands and goods. Docquet Book, p. 200.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Ralph Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to complete the 40,000l. imprest for the service of the Great Wardrobe as by the privy seal of 1677, May 23. Money Book (General) p. 250.
Same for 246l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Staggins for one year on his fee of 200l. per an. as Master of his Majesty's band of violins and [on his fee of] 46l. 10s. 0d. per an. as one of his Majesty's wind instruments. (Charles Bertie, dated May 7, to the Customs Cashier to bring same in, notwithstanding [any former restriction] and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 250. Out Letters (General) p. 251.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 38l. for last Lady day quarter on Lord Frescheville's pension of 152l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 249.
Same to same to bring in (and same to same to issue) 6l. 1s. 8d. to Richard Welbeck for half a year to Lady day last on his fee of 12l. 3s. 4d. per an. Ibid.
Same to same to bring in 360l. (and same to same to issue it as follows), viz., 220l. for Mr. Packer in full of two orders drawn in his name, one for 80l. due to the executors of Mr. Rose, his Majesty's late gardener of St. James's [Park] Garden, for keeping the said garden for one quarter ended at Michaelmas last, and the other for 140l. due to Mr. Girle the present gardener thereof, viz., for one quarter to Christmas last on his wages of 240l. per an. (being 60l.) and upon his allowance of 320l. per an. for keeping the said garden in good order (being 80l.) : and for a further 140l. to said Girle for last Lady day quarter on said wages and allowance. Ibid, p. 250.
Same to same to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 100l. for half a year to Lady day last on Mr. Geo. Feilding's pension. (Same to same dated May 17 to bring same in forthwith. See supra, p. 908, under date Feb. 5.) Ibid.
Same to same to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction (and same to same to issue) 25l. 1s. 10d. each to Serjt. Ramsey and Serjt. Harsnet for a quarter on their salaries and boardwages. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners. You formerly represented to me that with a view especially for preventing the importation of European goods into the Colonies of New England contrary to law and for taking care that such ships as there lade the enumerated commodities brought from other of his Majesty's Plantations (which are in great quantities carried from thence to other parts of Europe, and not brought to England) do there give bond for that purpose [i.e., to bring them to England] it is necessary that an officer be settled at Boston, the principal seat of trade in those parts, with power to him to appoint such deputies as he shall see necessary in other places. And you have proposed a salary of 100l. per an. for such an officer, besides 30l. to transport him thither. You are hereby to depute Daniel Whitfield to be Collector, Surveyor and Searcher in the said Colonies of New England, his fitness being certified by the officers whom you appointed to examine the same. He is to have power to make deputies as above, and to have the abovesaid salary and transport and such instructions as you shall think necessary. Out Letters (Customs, IV. p. 55.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of 155 small pictures and 2 ebony bedsteads imported in the Surat Merchant from India and now in the Customs Warehouse, London port : Francis Johnson, captain of said ship, having applied to Treasurer Danby for delivery thereof, alleging that the pictures are valued but at 7l. and the officer who made the seizure having certified under his hand that he is resolved not to prosecute the same. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 55.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a grant under the Exchequer seal for a grant to William Scroggs, Esq., of the office of bailiff of the hundreds of Hinckford and Barstable, co. Essex, with all fees and profits thereof ; to hold for 41 years if he shall so long live, at the yearly rent of 6s. 8d., payable at the Exchequer or to the sheriff of Essex.
Prefixing : (a) Particular made April 20 last by the Clerk of the Pipe of said office of Bailiff as demised by patent of 1625, May 23, to Richard Pulley, junr., "which the Clerk of the Pipe by way of memorandum certifies to be granted amongst other things by patent dated 1629, Oct. 2, to Gilbert North, Esq., his heirs and assigns for ever under the same rent : but the said rent was constantly paid to [sic for by] Richard Pulley, who died about half a year since."
(b) The Surveyor General's ratal dated April 25 last of said particular, said ratal being made under Treasurer Danby's warrant of March 1 last. The lessee to covenant within three years next ensuing to make out and deliver to the Clerk of the Pipe a schedule of the names of the towns, hamlets and villages within the said several Hundreds owing suit or service thereunto and the rents or certainties payable out of the same to the said Hundreds severally and distinctly and to do his best endeavour at his own proper costs and charges to keep and retain all the said suits and services and the said rents or certainties thereunto incident or belonging by course of justice, that the same may not be lost or withholden from the Crown. "It appears that the office of bailiff and the profits of the said Hundreds were granted in fee to Gilbert North, Esq., his heirs and assigns in 5 Car. I. under which grant the same are now claimed by Jasper Kingsman, gent., the validity of which grant is left to the judgment of law."
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 193.
Report from Treasurer Danby to the King on the report dated March 23 last from the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on the petition of Capt. Richard Coote, son of Charles, Earl of Mountrath, praying a pension in reversion when there shall be a vacancy upon the establishment. Said petition being referred to the Duke of Ormonde, Feb. 25 last, said Duke reports that he believes the allegations thereof to be true, and that a pension in reversion of any pensions or temporary payments now in being may be granted said Coote in view of the eminent services of petitioner's father and grandfather. Said report being April 9 last referred to Treasurer Danby, the latter hereby reports fully agreeing with the same. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 194.
Same from same on the report dated 1677, June 21, made by Sir John Temple, Solicitor General in Ireland, to the Lord Lieutenant (in obedience to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant's order of reference of 1677, May 14) on the petition of Edmond Malone. In said report Sir John Temple states that he finds that most of the lands in the schedule annexed to the petition were by patents of 1619, Dec. 9, granted to Edmond Malone, petitioner's grandfather, and his heirs without reservation of any rent to the King ; whereby [by which letters patent] the said lands were created into a manor to be called the manor of Kilgarvan and there was also granted to him a fair to be held on the lands of Ories on the 15th of August yearly. Petitioner exhibited a claim for said lands before the late Commissioners for executing the Acts of Settlement and Explanation, and was by their decree dated 1663, July 28, adjudged an Innocent Protestant and his father and grandfather were adjudged Innocent Papists and they being dead, he was by said decree restored to all the lands in the schedule annexed to his petition. All the lands contained in the said schedule are returned by the civil survey to have been in 1641 the property of Edmond Malone, the petitioner's father. A suit depended for several years in the Exchequer between the King and petitioner, whether he being restored to his estate as an Innocent Protestant was liable to pay quit rent thereout, and it was decided after several arguments on both sides that it was liable to quit rent, which amounts to 43l. per an. Petitioner desires a confirmation of said lands by new letters patent and for same to be created into a manor to be called by the name of Buollynehowen and for said fair to be kept hereafter at Buollynehowen, which is now the place of petitioner's residence ; in consideration thereof petitioner offers to surrender the letters patent of James I., and to continue liable to the said quit rent of 43l. per an. or thereabout now charged upon the said lands, and to waive all advantages that he might have by bringing a writ of error for reversal of the said judgment in the Exchequer making him liable to said quit rent. Hereupon Sir John Temple is of opinion it would be advantageous to pass such new grant in regard the case concerning the liability to pay quit rent depended very long in the Exchequer and seemed to be a very doubtful case. Said Temple's report being referred March 18 last to Treasurer Danby, the latter hereby reports fully agreeing with the same. Memorandum ; "all that came with this report of the Solicitor General is Mr. Malone's petition without any reference upon it or list annexed to it." Ibid, pp. 194-5.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for a commission to pass the seal of the Exchequer Court in a form prefixed in extenso in Latin, viz., to Charles Pertie, Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General, Sir Edward Deering, bart., Sir Robert Viner, Kt. and bart., Sir Nathan. Herne, Sir William Smith, bart., Charles Osborne, Charles Cheney, Thomas Neale, Edward Backwell, John Buckeworth, Brooke Bridges, and Thomas Done, Esqrs., to enquire of the numerous complaints made daily of abuses and irregularities committed in the Mint, exchange and coinage of moneys whereby less gold is brought to the Mint, etc., ut supra, p. 751. The Commissioners are to inspect the accounts of the Mint and all bills and abuses, etc., from the Restoration, ut supra, ibid. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 195-7.
May 7. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay off within two months after date hereof Sir Robert Vyner's tally on the Customs for 3,451l. 15s. 4d. Out Letters (General) p. 250.
Same to same to bring in notwithstanding, etc. (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 50l. to Sir William Dugdale for half a year on his fee as Garter Principal King at Arms. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, two pair of silver andirons weighing about 490 oz. lately brought from Rotterdam in a vessel whereof Capt. Ralph Wimpell is master, and two greater andirons weighing about 640 oz. imported in a vessel whereof Capt. Willems is master, and two small deal cases containing each five small pictures one p. [? pair] of tables and three old frames for pictures brought from Middleburg in the Mary dogger, John Whiteing master, the whole being for his Excellency the Marquis of Burgamane D'Este, the Spanish ambassador residing here. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 54.
May 8. Privy seal for 2,000l. to Secretary Williamson for secret service without accompt. (Royal warrant dated May 3 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's signature dated May 8 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated May 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 20, 22. Docquet Book, p. 199. Money Book (General) p. 254.
Same for 863l. 3s. 9d. to Sir Thomas Allen, Kt. and bart., as 6 per cent, interest for several principal sums amounting to 4,900l. due to him from the King (as by an interest account stated by Auditor Richard Aldworth and allowed by Treasurer Danby 1676-7, Jan. 11) of which principal sum 3,900l. was repaid before 1676-7, Jan. 1, leaving unpaid 1,000l. principal and said 863l. 3s. 9d. interest, or 1,863l. 3s. 9d. due from 1676-7, Jan. 1, "of which sum from that time we think fit to allow" 6 per cent. interest till repayment. Therefore the present privy seal is for payment of said 863l. 3s. 9d. and also for 6 per cent, on said 1,863l2. 3s. 9d. from said 1676-7, Jan. 1 : "taking care nevertheless that a certain order for 300l. No. 99 and registered on the Wine Act which (as appears by certificate of one James Littleton) was left in the hands of said Sir Thomas Allen in part of the said interest due to him be delivered up and vacated or otherwise disposed as you [Treasurer Danby] shall think fit." (Royal warrant dated May 3 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 8 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated May 11 hereon. Said Auditor Aldworth's account of the above to be hereby entered in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. See May 14 infra p. 992.) King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 20, 21. Docquet Book, p. 199. Money Book {General) p. 254.
Treasurer Danby's subscrption of a docquet of a privy seal to discharge Sir Henry Oxenden of Deane, co. Kent, of the baronet fee of 1,095l. (Privy seal dated May 15. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated June 1 to the Receipt accordingly.) Docquet Book, p. 199. King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 31-2. Money Book (General) p. 261.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to examine the allegations as in the petition following and if true, and if the prohibitions in the late Poll Act will permit, then to forthwith suffer the vessel as follows and her lading to proceed on her intended voyage, notwithstanding the present embargo.
Prefixing : Order of the King in Council dated Whitehall April 26 last. The petition of John Mayne and divers other woollen merchants in and about Exeter was this day read, setting forth that fearing a sudden breach with France they did in Feb. last dispatch a small vessel called the Merchants' Adventure, burden 26 tons, John Fourse master, manned with five men and a boy, to bring off from thence in linen the effects [proceeds] of their woollen manufactures to the value of 6,000l. then lying there. But by contrary winds said vessel returned not to Exeter till March 23 last, after which, and not before, they were informed of a law [the Poll Act] prohibiting the importation of French commodities [from and after] the 20th of the said month. Whereupon being put to great straits they at length concluded to send the said vessel with her lading entire without declaring or entering the said goods or breaking bulk to some foreign market, but were prevented by the embargo, and therefore begged the Privy Council to commiserate their sad condition and the many hundred of poor workmen in the said manufacture that depend upon them and to permit said vessel to sail to some foreign market. On reading said petition it is referred to Treasurer Danby to examine the allegation of not breaking bulk, and if true, to permit the vessel to depart, notwithstanding the embargo.
Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 56.
Same from same to pay 29l. 10s. 10d. to John Sanson, gent., and to discharge him of 50l. more lately imprested to him by delivering up his note for the same ; the total of 79l. 10s. 10d. being hereby to be allowed him for his charges and attendance in executing a commission of inquiry at Poole. Money Book (General) p. 251.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of Richard Mounteney's bill of disbursements as late Receiver General of the Customs in order to his quietus est for [his accounts for] 1¾ years ended 1677, Midsummer : (total 696l. 10s. 2d. including items for the portage of money and for pains in receiving bills of exchange about 24,500l. and paying the same since Midsummer last). Ibid.
Money warrant for 5,000l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse : to be paid out of such money as shall from time to time be brought into the Exchequer upon seizures, finos and forfeitures as by the privy seal of 1665, Sept. 5, directing the seizures, fines and forfeitures of uncustomed and prohibited goods to be appropriated to the Privy Purse. Money Book (General) p. 252.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier. Mr. Segar will herewith bring you a tally struck on the Customs April 29 last for 3,724l. 13s. 5d. in part of an order drawn in my [Bertie's] name for secret service whereof there is present occasion for 2,000l. which sum Treasurer Danby desires you to advance forthwith and you shall be allowed interest as formerly. Out Letters (General) p. 251.
May 9. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Richard Anguish and Edmund Anguish, junr., of the office of Customer of the port of Great Yarmouth in reversion after Edmund Anguish their father ; to hold for life or the life of the long liver of them, and with power to execute the same by deputy. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 23 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 21. Docquet Book, p. 203.
May 10. Royal sign manual for 640l. 17s. 2d. to Edward, Viscount Latimer as royal bounty without account : to be by tallies on the Receiver of the moneys "arising by a Poll [Act] and otherwise [on our servants and officers] in our Household" as by the Act of 18 Car. II. (Money warrant dated May 11 hereon accordingly.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 22. Money Book (General) p. 254.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for a tally to be struck on the [Receiver of Tenths of] the diocese of Sarum for 100l. for half a year to Lady day last on Mr. Whitgrave's pension. Out Letters (General) p. 251.
Same to same for same on the Receiver of Tenths of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum for 25l. for last Lady day quarter on the pension of 100l. per an. to John Rogers and Anne his wife. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the tally for 627l. 10s. 0d. for Mr. Skelton as soon as the receipt of the Customs in your hands will conveniently bear the same. Ibid.
Same to same. Treasurer Danby is acquainted by Lord Frescheville that you are willing to advance 1,000l. upon the credit of his pay as Governor of York, to be repaid to you in a year from this time by equal two-monthly payments. Treasurer Danby is well pleased that you make such advance, and has the King's leave and direction to assure you your punctual repayment at the times abovesaid [even] though my Lord Frescheville should not live till the year were completed. Ibid, pp. 251-2.
Same to same to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 18l. 5s. 0d. each to Mr. Robinson, Mr. Low, Mr. Witherden, Mr. Elton, Mr. Change, Mr. Colby and Mr. Hall, seven of tho Grooms of the Great Chamber to the Queen. (Same to same dated June 11 to bring same in notwithstanding any former restriction.) Ibid, p. 253.
Money warrant for 13,442l. 3s. 2d. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the service of the Household as by the privy seal of Feb. 6 last.
Followed by : letter of direction hereon. "Mr. Cofferer's order dated May 10 drawn in pursuance of the above warrant [is] thus underwritten," viz., to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise.
Money Book (General) p. 252.
Letter of direction on 6,858l. 5s. 11d. in part of the order of Jan. 28 last for 13,858l. 5s. 11d. to Samuel Pepys for the garrison of Tangier for last Christmas quarter : the said 6,858l. 5s. 11d. to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due Sept. 19 next. Ibid.
Same on an order dated Jan. 28 last for 3,050l. 14s. 10s. to said Pepys in part of an arrear to said garrison : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to the Mayor, etc., of Berwick for one year on the allowance for keeping the bridge there in repair. Ibid, p. 253.
Money warrant for 105l. to Henry, Marquess of Worcester, Constable of Dean Forest ; 50l. thereof for half a year's salary to Lady day last to the Supervisor or Conservator of the said forest, and the remaining 55l. for same time for the six keepers' salaries and for repair of the fences and enclosures there. (Charles Bertie dated June 13 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in forthwith and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 253. Out Letters (General) p. 266.
Same for 220l. to the Earl of Bath for 2¾ years on his fee of 80l. per an. as Housekeeper at St. James's. (Money warrant dated May 14 for 60l. to same for three years' creation money. Charles Bertie dated June 11 to the Customs Cashier to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction, and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, 280l. for the above.) Money Book (General) pp. 253, 255. Out Letters (General) p. 265.
Same for 125l. to Edward Wingate, Esq., for half a year's salary as [late] a Commissioner of Excise : as by the privy seal of 1668, July 28 : to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise. (Charles Bertie dated July 25 to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tally.) Money Book (General) p. 253. Out Letters (General) p. 289.
Same for 100l. to Francis Reynolds for half a year to Lady day last on his pension of 200l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 253.
Same for 250l. to Thomes Lane for half a year to Lady day last on his pension. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners (notwithstanding any former order or restraint to the contrary) to require obedience to the laws and the King's commands contained in the royal proclamation of the 3rd inst. grounded upon the statutes of 3 Ed. IV., 1 Ric. III., 29 Eliz., 14 Car. II., and other statutes of this kingdom, prohibiting the importation into England and Wales of any foreign wire or wool cards or any other manufactures made of foreign iron, contrary to the said statutes ; the King having in said proclamation further commanded that under the like penalties no iron wire taken out of old wool cards shall be put into new leather or new boards, and put to sale ; and requiring the Customs officers to seize all such foreign wire and commodities aforesaid imported or sold contrary to said statutes and said proclamation, in whose hands soever the same shall be found. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 57.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of 35l. to Richard Slater, Esq., late sheriff of Notts for the year ending 1677, Sept. 29, in part of his cravings of 50l. 16s. 8s. for his disbursements in his shrievalty : said 35l. being allowed by Judge Windham. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 198.
Warrant from same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear making out any writ of venditioni exponas upon any seizure of the goods or estate of Thomas Chapman, of Liverpool, merchant, indebted 500l. to the King on a wine bond, who is unable to suddenly get in his debts and has sustained great losses at sea, and in the Dutch war, and is likely to be undone if his goods should be sold under the extent which has been made of his estate and that of his sureties, he praying a respite only till the end of next term, his goods remaining under extent for the King's security. Ibid, p. 199.
Same from same to Sir Robert Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, for a lease to Elizabeth, Viscountess Mordaunt, of a park or land called Curry Mallet, with the appurtenances co. Somerset, part of the Duchy of Cornwall : all for 99 years from the death of Francis Paulett, Esq., terminable on any two lives she shall nominate : at the rental of 6l. 13s. 4d., and without fine as of the King's especial grace and favour to said Lady upon consideration of the estate in the premises and of the services mentioned in the below-recited lease of 1660, Sept. 7.
Prefixing : particular of the premises as made out 1677, Dec. 3, by William Harbord, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall (in obedience to Treasurer Danby's warrant of Aug. 18 last), and ratal by Sir C. Harbord, Surveyor General, dated 1677, Dec. 19, of said particular. Said premises were demised among other things 1660, Sept. 7, to John, Visct. Mordaunt, and Elizabeth his wife for 31 years in reversion after the interest of John, Lord Paulett and Francis Paulett therein, who have a grant therein for life, and are both at present alive. A covenant to be inserted for the planting of ten or more young trees or saplings of oak or elm upon some part of the premises fit for that purpose in every year of the lease and to fence and defend same [trees] from spoil, and to deliver a perfect terrier every seven years.
Ibid, p. 205.
May 11. Money warrant for 335l. to Thomas Felton and William Chiffinch, Masters of his Majesty's Hawks, (being 45l. for last Lady day quarter on their fee of 10s. a day, 200l. for same on their 800l. per an. and 90l. for same on their 30l. per month). (Charles Bertie dated? June 15 to the Customs Cashier to bring in same as soon as conveniently you can and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 254. Out Letters (General) p. 267.
Same for 48l. 19s. 2d. to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, for 2½ years on his fee of 12d. a day and allowance of 26s. 8d. per an. for a livery as gamekeeper at Oatlands. Money Book (General) p. 254.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in notwithstanding any restriction (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 166l. 6s. 8d. to Phillip Packer upon any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Works : same to be applied to the repairing of the lodgings of the Ma[ste]r of the King's Household in Whitehall. (In the margin : For Capt. Buckley.) Out Letters (General) p. 252.
The like letters for 50l. for the Pages of the King's Bedchamber for one year on their allowance due at Christmas last. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a great seal for a grant to William Mease, Esq., of the office of a Serjeant at Arms with the fee of 3s. a day and [allowance of] 2s. 0d. a day for board wages, payable quarterly out of the Exchequer from Christmas last : with direction for the payment of the arrears of the like fees due to Henry Deerham for the half year ended Christmas last, he having during that time executed said office, and hath lately surrendered same. Docquet Book, p. 201.
Same of same of a great seal for a grant to Lestrange Symes, Esq., of the office of Clerk Controller of his Majesty's Tents, Pavilions, Hales, Plays, Masks and Revels upon surrender made thereof by Thomas Francis, Esq. : to be for life "and is done by warrant of the Lord Chamberlain." Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the officers of New Park near Richmond to permit Samuel Dashwood to dig 100 loads of gravel in any convenient place in said park and to carry away same to his own use : as by the royal sign manual of the 10th inst. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 198.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Mathew Browne as Surveyor of Boston port, loco Jeremiah Hunt, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 57.
May 12. Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Gorley and Richard Knowler and an order of Council in favour of Henry Legatt dated March 18 last touching 16 packs of wool seized in Kent. The Commissioners are to call all persons before them and examine the whole transaction and the merit of each person therein. Ibid.
May 13. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith 3,450l., and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same by 3,000l. to the Judges of England, 175l. to the Judges of Wales and 275l. to the Masters in Chancery, for their fees and salaries for this present Easter term. Out Letters (General) p. 253.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners from Treasurer Danby of the matter in the order of Council as follows.
Prefixing : said order of the King in Council dated March 10 last made upon complaint that the Customs officers at Chester and Liverpool refuse to permit vessels laden with coals in co. Flint and other places in Wales to sail to Ireland, all to the great prejudice of masters of coalworks and owners of ships there. Treasurer Danby is hereby to direct the Customs Commissioners to consider this business of carrying coals into Ireland, and to report whether any difficulty occurs to them why the same rule lately granted to the coal ships of Cumberland (viz., of giving bond to return back in a limited time with their full number of the seamen they carry forth) may not also be extended to the complainants in this case.
Out Letters (General) IV. p. 58
Reference to the Customs Commissioners from Treasurer Danby of the order in Council of the 3rd inst. referring to Treasurer Danby the petition of Richard Bison, master of the barque Mary Jane of Jersey. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 58.
May 14. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 50l. to Dr. Gibbons for half a year to Lady day last on his pension. Out Letters (General) p. 253.
Money warrant for 60,000l. to Lemuel Kingdon as imprest and upon account for the use and service of a war against the French King : to be paid out of the loans made or to be made on the late Poll Act. Money Book (General) p. 255.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies on the Wine Licence Commissioners for the sums of 1,000l. and 863l. 3s. 9d. to Sir Thomas Allen, ut supra, p. 986, under date May 8, and further for such interest as is due for both these sums from 1676-7, Jan. 1. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20l. to Edward Teare for his extraordinary pains and charges in delivering letters and other things relating to his Majesty's service wherein Treasurer Danby has employed him. (Charles Bertie dated May 24 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same which the Customs Cashier is to bring in.) Money Book (General) p. 255. Out Letters (General) p. 256.
Same for 22l. to the executors of Sir Phillip Musgrave for 44 days of his fee of 10s. a day as Governor of Carlisle garrison, viz., to Feb. 7 last, on which day he died. (Charles Bertie dated May 28 to the Customs Cashier to pay same in forthwith and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 255. Out Letters (General) p. 258.
Same for 750l. to the Earl of Bath for one quarter on his pensions of 1,000l. and 2,000l. per an. in lieu of liveries and plate, etc., as Groom of the Stole.
250l. each to Henry, Duke of Newcastle, and Robert, Earl of Lindsey for same time as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.
Warrants to the Customs Cashier to pay 500l. to the Earl of Bath for same time on his 2,000l. annuity on the Customs as Groom of the Stole :
250l. each to Christopher, Duke of Albemarle ; Robert, Earl of Sunderland ; Thomas, Earl of Ossory ; Robert, Earl of Manchester and Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex for same time as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.
(Charles Bertie dated May 31 to the Customs Cashier to pay the above 500l. to the Earl of Bath and 250l. each to the last named five Lords of the Bedchamber ; and further to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction, and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, said 750l. to the Earl of Bath and said 250l. to the Duke of Newcastle and also 250l. each to the Earl of Suffolk, Earl of Rochester, and Earl of Lindsey as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.)
Money Book (General) p. 256. Out Letters (General) p. 260.
Money warrant for 125l. each to the following for one quarter each as Grooms of the Bedchamber, viz., Richard Lane, Edward Progers, Robert Phillips, Henry Seymour, Thomas Felton, David Walter, Bernard Grenevile, Henry Guy, Henry Savile, Thomas Killigrew, George Porter and Sidney Godolphin. (Charles Bertie dated May 31 to tho Customs Cashier to bring in, and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 256. Out Letters (General) p. 260.
Same for 200l. to Thomas Killegrew as imprest for making suitable provisions for his office of Master of his Majesty's Revels as by the privy seal of 1673, Dec. 31.
Same dated May 17 for 100l. to same for last Lady day quarter on his pension of 400l. per an. (Charles Bertie dated June 10 to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 200l. and 100l.)
Money Book (General) pp. 256, 257. Out Letters p. 264.
Same for 512l. 16s. 8½d. to Andrew Lawrence, Surveyor of his Majesty's highways, as imprest for what he has expended and shall expend towards the repairing of his Majesty's private ways, gates and bridges leading to his Majesty's houses of access and other places. (Letter of direction dated May 28 on an order dated May 18 drawn hereon : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Wine Licence Commissioners. Charles Bertie dated June 6 to said Commissioners : Treasurer Danby desires you to advance said sum to said Lawrence on said tally, and will allow you 8 per cent, interest on the same from the time of the advance till such time as you shall have money in your hands applicable to the payment of said tally.) Money Book (General) p. 256. Out Letters (General) p. 262.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a revocation of the privy seal of 1676, June 14, which disposed and settled the revenue of Greenwax to be to and for the rebuilding the cathedral church of St. Pauls and the repair of Windsor Castle and the carrying on of the works at Windsor ; and [in lieu thereof] for a grant to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, Robert, Viscount Yarmouth, Henry, Lord O'Brien, Sir Francis Compton, Kt., Bernard Greenvile and Henry Fanshaw, Esqrs., and Percivall Brunskell, gent., their executors, etc., of all fines, penalties, etc., upon judgments quod capiatur and capias pro fine, and also of one full moiety of the revenue that shall arise by or upon the Greenwax of the Exchequer at Westminster or commonly called or known as part or parcel of the Greenwax, together with all arrears of the same ; excepting all fines, penalties and forfeitures that shall arise upon any penal statute or conviction of popish Recusants, Conventiclers and other Recusants as well Greenwax as others ; and also excepting all penalties and forfeitures upon any other penal statutes whatsoever, which shall or may be recovered upon informations or actions popular, qui tam, etc., and except all Post Fines of Alienation : to hold the above (with the above exceptions) for 31 years from date of this grant as herein at the yearly rental of 250l. A clause to be inserted in the grant that if at any time during the said term it should happen that any of the sheriffs should not have in their hands at the time of making their accompts any revenue, over and besides what is hereby intended to be granted, sufficient to defray the ordinary charges allowable to sheriffs, in such case the sheriffs may deduct out of the profits hereby intended to be granted such sum as shall be due upon their accompts. Further, care is to be taken that the duties and forfeitures hereby intended to be granted be collected and accompted for by such officers and in such manner and form as the law and Custom of the Exchequer do appoint and allow, and after such collecting and accompting, the sheriffs or other officers that shall have the said moneys in their hands shall pay over the same to the above grantees. Further, a clause is to be inserted reserving a power to the judges of the respective courts to spare issues and to mitigate fines and recognizances, and to allow to prosecutors and for charges incident for their service in the same manner as they now use, whether by privy seal or by course of law ; and that the King, his heirs and successors may by great seal or privy seal give the like power to any of the King's Justices in such manner as he or they shall think fit : and likewise reserving to the said Judges power to order the payment of 40l. per an. out of the capias pro fine for the reparations of the Court of Common Pleas, together with such other sums of money to be allowed out of the premises for the purpose last mentioned as by the Lord Treasurer for the time being shall be appointed. Further, a clause is to be inserted that if at any time during the said term of 31 years it shall be made appear to the King, his heirs or successors and the Privy Council that this intended grant is prejudicial or inconvenient to the King's service, that then it shall be lawful for the King by advice of the Privy Council, upon full proof thereof, to determine the same by great seal or privy seal.
Followed by. Statement of opinion by Sir Francis Winnington, Solicitor General, dated May 13. "I humbly conceive this warrant contains nothing but what is agreeable to law." (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 22 of docquet hereof.)
King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 22-3. Docquet Book, pp. 202-3.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Danby to direct a warrant to be given by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to the stewards of the manors as follows for renewing to Arthur Spry the several estates as follow therein at the old rents only without fine : said Spry having desired to buy off the several increased rents, and to renew the estates in six tenements in the Duchy of Cornwall, whereupon the Surveyor General has set the following ratals, viz. : 80l. for buying off an increased rent of 16l. per an. for a tenement called Haye in the manor of West Anthony for two lives in reversion after the life of Ferdinando Reape in being ; 50l. for exchanging the said two reversionary lives, viz., of Mary Kemp and Elizabeth Porter, two of the said Arthur Spry's daughters, for two other lives ; 20l. for buying off an increased rent of 4l. per an. in a tenement called Colsent in the King's manor of Tinten for the lives of Arthur and William Spry, sons of said Arthur Spry in reversion after the life of Priscilla Kempthorne ; 15l. for buying off an increased rent of 3l. per an. in a tenement called Penhale in said manor for the said two sons' lives after the widow of John Cock ; 10l. for buying off an increased rent of 2l. per an. reserved for a tenement called Pentire in said manor for the said two sons' lives after the life of Peter Tom ; 45l. for buying off an increased rent of 5l. per an. reserved for a tenement called Bodrigan in said manor for the said two sons' lives in possession with widows' estates incident ; and 70l. for a third life to be granted to George Spry, junr., in a tenement called Trenarlet (formerly three tenements), under the old rent in reversion after Honor Spry, and George Spry the elder : which said several fines amount to 290l. in the whole : the King being pleased to remit the said fines (pursuant to the power reserved to the King in the privy seal of 1676, June 21, granted to Visct. Grandison and Col. Edw. Villiers) as well in consideration that said Spry has been at great charges in law to defend the King's title to some part of the premises as also in consideration of said Spry's faithful services and sufferings. (Treasurer Danby's warrant dated May 17 accordingly to his Majesty's steward of the manor of Tinten to re-grant the above last named five estates, all without fine as above : and likewise to the steward of the manor of West Anthony, co. Cornwall, to grant the tenement called Haye for two reversionary lives to be nominated by said Arthur Spry in lieu and upon surrender of the estates therein granted for the lives of said Mary Kempe and Elizabeth Porter in reversion after the life of Ferdinando Reape : under the old rent of 24s. per an. King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 76-8. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 202.
May 15. Privy seal for 20,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service without account. (Royal warrant dated May 3 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated May 9 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated May 28 hereon ; "and let 1,472l. 7s. 10d. thereof be paid out of money lately paid into the Exchequer by the Farmers of his Majesty's revenue arising by the Alum works ; and let the residue of said 20,000l. be satisfied" out of the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 20, 28. Docquet Book, p. 201. Money Book {General) p. 260.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of 55l. to John Norton, Esq., late sheriff of Southampton, for the year ending 1677, Sept. 29, in part of his cravings for 67l. 18s. 7d. ; said 55l. being allowed by Judge Windham. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 198.
[?] Warrant from same to the King's Remembrancer for a supersedeas to the process against Roger Mostyn, late Receiver of Hearthmoney for co. Montgomery, or against Robert Gethin his security : and to forbear further process against same : "this being done at the instance of Sir Jno. Tippets and Thomas Hayter, Esqrs., to whose use the arrear of the said late Receiver is assigned." Ibid, p. 199.