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July 1678, 1-10

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'Entry Book: July 1678, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 1037-1049. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80676 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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July 1678, 1-10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 1. Allowance by Treasurer Danby of the 1678, June 24, quarter's salary bill of the Customs [London port]. (Total, 6,032l. 11s. 8d.). Money Book (General) p. 274.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the respective collectors of the outports to pay the outports salary bills for abovesaid quarter : taking particular receipts for the same. Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay 34l. to William Christian, Customer of Carlisle port (by patent dated 1660, Aug. 25) for 17 years to Aug. 25 last last of the allowance of 40s. per an., and 10l. to Matthias Miller, Comptroller of said port for five years (by patent dated 1672-3, Feb. 6) of the like allowance, being the like allowance for returning quarterly books to Sir Edmund Turner, Surveyor of the Outports, which is made to the officers of Berwick and other ports for the like service ; the port of Carlisle having by some accident been omitted out of the patent that authoriseth the payment [of such fee in the case] of the rest of the [said] ports. Ibid.
Money warrant for 455l. to Bevill Skelton for a quarter's ordinary to June 26 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 12 on an order dated July 4 drawn hereon : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs.) Ibid, pp. 275, 322.
Letter of direction on an order dated June 15 last for 150l. to abovesaid Skelton for extraordinaries to Lady day last : same to be hereby satisfied ut supra. Ibid, p. 275.
[Treasurer Danby's allowance of] John Langwith's bill for last June 24 quarter's attendance on Treasurer Danby (as one of the Messengers of the Chamber) about such business and service as he has been employed in for his Majesty's special affairs : being at 3s. 4d. a day. [This allowance is practically the warrant for one of the two payments covered by Bertie's letter, supra, p. 1036, under date June 28. For Bertie to issue such letter before Treasurer Danby authorised the allowance was unconstitutional.] Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order dated April 30 last for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Rich. Bulstrode for a quarter's ordinary to April 19 last as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (General) p. 275.
Money warrant for 41l. 6s. 10d. to Sir Richard Stote, Kt., for one year to June 24 last on his patent fee as a Serjeant at Law. (Charles Bertie dated July 4 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in forthwith, notwithstanding any restriction, and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 275. Out Letters (General) p. 275.
Same for 50l. to Sir John Reresby for a quarter on his 200l. per an. as Governor of the town and port of Burlington [Bridlington] in the East Riding of Yorks : as by the privy seal of April 30 last. Money Book (General) p. 275.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 65l. to Edward Agberow for 5 quarters to Lady day last on his fee of 52l. per an. as late Pricker of the Stilyard. Ibid.
Money warrant for 125l. to Elizabeth Elliott, widow, for last Christmas quarter on her pension of 500l. per an. ; and 50l. for same quarter on her patent fee as Keeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket. Ibid, p. 275a.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith, and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, 160l. for the Messengers of the Exchequer for their pains and charges in dispensing throughout England [copies of] the Act of Parliament for the Poll.
In the margin : Lady Oneby for the Messengers of the Exchequer.
Out Letters (General) p. 273.
Same to same to satisfy in their course [according to their dates] Mr. Packer's three tallies for 2,500l. for the Works : and if you think fit to advance the same Treasurer Danby is content to allow you 8 per cent, interest thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 75l. to Col. Thomas Howard, of Suffolk, for last June 24 quarter on his pension of 300l. per an. Ibid, p. 274.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export, Customs free, to Keith, in Scotland, of the following, to be shipped on his Majesty's ship Deptford, for the use of Lord James Douglas's regiment : viz., 1,000 coats, 1,000 pair of breeches, 1,000 pair of stockings, 1,000 shashes, 1,000 belts, 1,000 hats, 1,000 swords, 2,000 cravats. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 79.
Same from same to same to employ Robert Chichester as Collector at Ilfracombe, loco Nathaniell Hancock, deceased. Ibid.
Same from same to same to permit Mr. Preconvall to transport from Dover to France 8 horses for the French King's stables and for his own riding : "paying his Majesty's duty for the same."
Appending : Certificate from the Duke of Monmouth [as Master of the Horse] dated June 30 of his consent for such transport.
Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear in Charles Porter as deputy to William Prettyman as Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths ; the patent under the great seal dated 1670, Sept. 28, having constituted said William Prettyman, Charles Porter and John Fenn, and every of them to the said office for life, and the said Prettyman having been sworn into said office and having by an instrument dated May 7 last constituted said Porter as his deputy. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 217.
Allowance by same of 65l. to William Blenerhassett in full of his cravings of 72l as Sheriff of Cumberland for the year ended 1677, Sept. 29 : said 65l. being allowed by Chief Baron Montagu. Ibid, p. 2[...]8.
The like for 25l. to Roger Evans in full of his cravings of 33l. 18s. 6d. as Sheriff of Salop for same year : said 25l. being allowed by Baron Shurland. Ibid.
July 2. 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 125l. for last June 24 quarter on the pension of Col. Thomas Howard and his sisters. Out Letters (General) p. 274.
Same to the Customs Receiver to pay 13l. to Mr. Charnock for last June 24 quarter as a King's waiter [London port] and to bring into the Exchequer 25l. 1s. 10¼d. due to said Charnock [for same quarter ended] at June 24 last as a Serjeant at Arms. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay said 25l. 1s. 10¾d.) Ibid.
Same to same to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 60l. for Major Brett on his order for interest money. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Robert Ryves, of London, goldsmith, and his heirs of a yearly rent or sum of 982l. 1s. 8d. from 1676, Christmas : payable quarterly out of the Excise in like manner as the bankers' annuities are, and with the like covenants and provisoes : same representing the sum of 16,368l. 4s. 4d. due on the 1st Jan., 1676-7, to said Ryves for principal and interest upon several orders registered in the Exchequer and otherwise : as appears by his account made up to that date. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 4 of docquet hereof. Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt dated July 16 for tallies on the Excise from time to time for said annuity. This warrant quotes the patent as dated July 5.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 41. Docquet Book, p. 214. Money Book (General) p. 281.
The Earl of Oxford having given Mr. Gargrave an assignment for 160l. upon his [said Earl's] pension of 2,000l. per an., which assignment is by Mr. Gargrave made over to Mr. Williams, deputy to Mr. Lawrence, Receiver of First Fruits, Mr. Gargrave desires that notice may be given to Mr. Williams at Mr. Lawrence's house in the New Palace Yard before the Earl of Oxford have an order for more money [out of the Exchequer on said pension]. Caveat Book, p. 34.
July 3. Allowance by Treasurer Danby of 64l. to Christopher Layer in full of his cravings of 76l. as Sheriff of Norfolk for the year ended 1677, Sept. 29 : said 64l. being allowed by Sir Francis North. Money Book (General) p. 275a.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioner to pay 276l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Nicholas Crisp, bart., for one year on his patent fee as Collector of Customs outwards, London port. Ibid.
Same from same to the Exchequer for tallies on the Excise for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Denny Ashburnham for last June 24 quarter on his pension of 250l. per an., granted by the privy seal of 1669-70, Jan. 30. Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to Frances, Countess Dowager of Portland for one quarter on her pension of 1,000l. per an. (Charles Bertie dated July 15 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in forthwith and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 275a. Out Letters (General) p. 283.
Same for 150l. to Anne, Countess Dowager of Newburgh for same on her pension of 600l. per an. (Letters, ut supra, dated Aug. 17 : the money to be brought in with respect to the weekly payments.) Money Book (General) p. 275a. Out Letters (General) p. 306.
Same for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for last June 24 quarter on his pension of 500l. per an. (Like letters, ut supra, dated July 15.) Money Book (General) p. 275a. Out Letters (General) p. 284.
Same for 38l. to John, Lord Frescheville, for same quarter on his pension of 152l. per an. (Like letters, ut supra, dated July 9 : the money to be brought in forthwith.) Money Book (General) p. 275a. Out Letters (General) p. 280.
Same for 500l. to James, Earl of Northampton, for half a year to June 24 last on his pension of 1,000l. per an. ; and 50l. for same half year on his patent fee of 100l. per an. as Constable of the Tower of London. (Letters, ut supra, dated July 15 : the money to be brought in notwithstanding any former restriction.) Money Book (General) p. 275a. Out Letters (General) p. 283.
Same for 250l. to George Nicholas, Esq., for same period on his fee of 500l. per an. as Surveyor General of the Customs. Money Book (General) p. 275a.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies on the Collectors of the Four and a Half per cent. duty [in Barbados] for 200l. to Sir Jonathan Atkins, Governor of Barbados, for last June 24 quarter on his allowance of 800l. per an. Ibid, p. 275b.
Letter of direction on 500l. in further part of an order of Aug. 17 last for 8,000l. to Phillip Packer for the ordinary of the Works : to be hereby by tallies on the Customs. Ibid, p. 271.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a grant to Sir Edmund Windham, Kt., Sir Robert Townsend, Kt., Thomas Windham and Thomas Francis of 1,000l. out of the King's share of the first moneys that shall come in of the concealments, penalties and forfeitures of the Law duty : to be satisfied by tallies on the Farmers of said duty, and with direction to the said Farmers to pay same. (The royal warrant for the privy seal here doequeted is dated 1677, June 15, see supra, p. 658. Treasurer Danby's warrant to the Receipt accordingly for tallies on Sir John Bendish, et al, appointed Farmers of said duty by a great seal dated 1677, April 25, which patent reserved such concealments as above. This warrant quotes the privy seal here docqueted as dated 1678, June 29). Docquet Book, p. 213. Money Book (General) p. 299.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet for a discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Walter Curle, of Soberton, co. Southampton. Docquet Book, p. 214.
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. to Mr. Bray for three quarters on his pension of 40l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 274.
Same to same to bring in with like respect (and to same to issue) 100l. for Mr. Ellesdon for one year to June 24 last on his pension. (Same to same dated July 17 to pay said Ellesdon forthwith.) Ibid.
Same to [the Receivers of Excise] to forthwith pay 1,000l. to Mris. H. Gwinne and 250l. to the Earl of Burford for their quarter due at Midsummer last, for which you shall have a regular discharge. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier out of the moneys that you shall receive for Customs, etc., to make in the first place due and punctual payments into the Exchequer of 2,000l. weekly for the Forces and the weekly money for the Privy Purse and arrears thereof as the Receipt [of the Customs] will bear it : the first payment to the Forces to begin this week. Ibid, p. 278.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to deduct from the first payments which shall be made at the Exchequer on pensions, salaries or payments due to persons who have grants of pensions, salaries and other payments and who have neglected payment of their poll tax assessment, so much money as is due to the King from them for such tax : and if any such person refuse to make allowance thereof out of the money so due to them, then to forbear making any payment to them till they have paid the said tax : there being many persons who have such pensions or salaries, etc., who do neglect or refuse payment of said poll tax. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 219.
Allowance by same of 25l. to John Luffe in full of his cravings of 30l. as Sheriff of Monmouth for the year ended 1677, Sept. 29 : said 25l. being allowed by Lord Chief Justice Raynsford. Ibid, p. 218.
The like of 35l. to John Morewood in full of his cravings of 50l. 9s. 0d. as Sheriff of Derby for same year : said 35l. being allowed by Judge Windham. Ibid.
The like of 80l. to Nathaniell Stoughton in full of his cravings of 100l. as Sheriff of co. Warwick for same year : said 80l. being allowed by Judge Atkyns. Ibid, p. 219.
The like of 60l. to Utrick Whitfield in full of his cravings of 74l. 5s. 10d. as Sheriff of Northumberland for said year : said 60l. being allowed by Baron Littleton. Ibid, p. 220.
July 4. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to repay to Elias Gruchy, of Southampton, merchant, et al. 75l. 16s. 4d. paid at Southampton for the Customs of several quantities of calf skins imported between 1672, April 29, and 1674, May 16, over and above the duty imposed by law, which rates the same to pay but a half penny per skin, whereas the Collector received a penny per skin : the Customs Commissioners having on the petition of said Gruchy, et al, reported that "the duty of calve skins in the haire had been received at a penny per skin, according to the printed Book of Rates formerly extant, but that upon your examination of the original record, you, finding the same rated but at 10d., and so to pay but a half penny you gave notice of the error to the collectors." Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 80.
[?] Charles Bertie to same to forthwith issue their deputation to John Loe to be waiter at Topsham, loco Clement Blakenstone, who has been long blind and incapable : Treasurer Danby having some months since signed a warrant for said Loe, and I wrote to you formerly to depute him forthwith yet you have not done it. Ibid.
July 4. Allowance by Treasurer Danby of 55l. to Thomas Berenger in full of his cravings of 62l. 1s. 8d. as Sheriff of Bucks for the year ended 1677, Sept. 29 : said 55l. being allowed by Chief Justice North. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 220.
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) 51l. 11s. 0d. for Col. Buller for last Lady day quarter's interest on 3,436l. 16s. 10d. Out Letters (General) p. 275.
Same to same to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction (and same to same to issue) 500l. for a quarter on the Earl of Strafford's pension : [the issue to be] in the name of the Earl of Ossory, Visct. Halifax, Lord Holles and Mr. Francis Knollys. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 312l. 10s. 0d. to the Duke of Buckingham for half a quarter on his pension of 2,500l. per an. Ibid.
Same to [? the Customs Cashier] to advance the money on the tallies for 1,750l. struck [? on the Customs] for the Robes : Treasurer Danby will allow you 8 per cent, interest until repayment, which is to be made in course, according to the date of the tallies. ("This is a true copy of the entry in our books, folio 275 : [signed] Cha. Bertie, 7 Oct, 78.") Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 125l. for Sir William Killegrew for last June 24 quarter on his pension : (vacated : see infra under date July 16). Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Tenths of the Clergy for Visct. Brouncker for last June 24 quarter on his pension of 1,000l. per an. Ibid.
June [erratum for July] 4. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect, etc. (and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 39l. 11s. 3d. for Mr. Gervas Price, viz., 25l. for last June 24 quarter on his allowance of 100l. per an. for keeping his Majesty's arms at Whitehall, and 14l. 11s. 3d. for same on his fee of 58l. 5s. 0d. per an. as Gentleman of the Bow. Out Letters (General) p. 278.
July 4. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a pardon to Thomas Hill, gent., of all burglaries and robberies and of all offences in and concerning the counterfeiting of any bills of exchange committed before May 1 last : with restitution of lands and goods. Docquet Book, p. 214.
Money warrant for 350l. to Elizabeth Elliott, widow, for half a year to June 24 last on her pension of 500l. per an. and on her fee of 200l. per an. as keeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket. Money Book (General) p. 275a.
July 5. Charles Bertie to [the Receivers of Excise] to satisfy the 15,000l. (which I [Bertie, out of my secret service money] advanced to Mr. Kingdon for the Forces) by 2,000l. per week ; and to immediately satisfy the interest already accrued, paying such interest together with the [abovesaid] 2,000l. per week to Mr. Stephens, of whom you received the said 15,000l. I pray make punctual payment. Out Letters (General) p. 276.
Same to abovesaid Mr. Stephens, concerning same. The 15,000l. which I desired you by Treasurer Danby's command to pay to Lemuel Kingdon for the service of the Forces some months since out of the money remaining in your hands upon my account is now directed by Treasurer Danby to be repaid to me by 2,000l. a week, and the interest to be cleared after the rate of 7 per cent. per an. according to the late Poll Act. This sum you will please to receive from the Receivers of Excise as above, and place it to my account. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 100l. to Mrs. Carlisle for half a year on her pension. (Same dated Sept. 27 to same to pay same, the Customs Cashier having brought in the money.) Ibid, p. 277.
[?] Same to same to similarly bring in (and same to same to issue) 18l. 5s. 0d. to Andr. Lawrence for half a year on his wages as Surveyor of his Majesty's ways ; and 15l. 3s. 4d. for last June 24 quarter for his riding wages at 3s. 4d. a day. Ibid.
July 5. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy, upon account for the paying of tickets, the 1,000l. which the Customs Cashier will bring in. Ibid.
Same to George Dashwood. Tallies are struck on the Excise for 2,000l. for the Yeomen of the Guard. Treasurer Danby is informed you are willing to advance the money upon some terms proposed. He will, upon your advancing this money, allow you 8 per cent., and will further allow you 19l. over and above the said interest and gratuity. Ibid.
June [erratum for July] 5. Charles Bertie to Good Cousin [Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt] to issue (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith) 40l. for Sir John Otway for a year's fee as a King's Counsel. Out Letters (General) p. 278.
June [erratum for July] 5. Same to [same] to issue to Sir Ralph Delaval, for last Christmas quarter on his pension, the 100l. which the Customs Cashier has brought into the Exchequer. Ibid.
July 6. Same to [same] to issue 20l. to Sir Jno. Heath for half a year on his fee as a King's Counsel. Ibid, p. 277.
Same to same for a tally on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tally) for 125l. to Lady Charlotte Paston for last June 24 quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 278.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear William Lyne into office as Searcher of Southampton, to which he is appointed by a patent under the great seal dated June 20 last. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 219.
Cave that no warrant pass for the Office of Clerk of the Works at Audley End and Newmarket till the Lord Treasurer be put in mind of Mr. Hen. Winstanley's pretensions to the same. Caveat Book, p. 34.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Customs for 583l. 6s. 8d. to Charles, Earl of Nottingham, for half a year on the several annuities or pensions of 1,000 marks and 500l. (Charles Bertie dated July 16 to the Customs Cashier to satisfy said tallies as soon as the weekly payments are satisfied.) Money Book (General) p. 275b. Out Letters (General) p. 285.
Money warrant for 425l. to Andrew Lawrence upon account for and towards repairing the King's private ways, gates and bridges leading to his Majesty's houses of access and other places. Money Book (General) p. 275b.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 125l. to Edward Wingate for half a year on his salary or payment as by the privy seal of 1668, July 28. (Charles Bertie dated July 25 to [the Receivers of Excise] to pay same.) Ibid. p. 275b. Out Letters (General) p. 289.
Same from same to the Customs [Cashier] to pay 150l. to George Porter for half a year on his salary as Surveyor of Customs, London port. Money Book (General) p. 275b.
Money warrant for 150l. to Anne, Countess Dowager Marischal for last June 24 quarter on her pension. (Charles Bertie dated July 9 to the Receivers of Excise to bring same in, and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 275b. Out Letters (General) p. 280.
Same for 100l. to Dame Anne Windham for same quarter on her pension of 400l. per an. Money Book (General) p. 275b.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the same quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office : (total, 2,020l.). Ibid, p. 276.
The like of the incidents Bill, detailed, of the Law duty office for 1½ years : (total, 111l. 11s. 8d.). Ibid.
Money warrant for 125l. to Clara, Countess of Brentford, for one quarter on her pension of 500l. per an. (Charles Bertie dated July 8 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in forthwith, and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 276. Out Letters (General) p. 280.
Same for 60l. to John Dolben and Richard Cann for three years to Lady day last on their fee of 20l. as Clerks of the fines at Ludlow. (Letters ut supra dated July 9.) Money Book (General) p. 276. Out Letters (General) p. 280.
Report to the King from Treasurer Danby on the petition of John Wheldon relating to the office of Comptroller of Newcastle port lately fallen void by the death of Capt. Foster. Application for the reversion of said office was formerly made as well by him [Foster] as by said Wheldon, and I reported hereon to your Majesty 1673-4, Feb. 20, that said place was absolutely in your Majesty's disposal, and by a sign manual you have directed a grant thereof to Robt. Yard for life, which grant is proceeding, but he is obstructed by the same pretence of the said Wheldon. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 224.
July 8. Charles Bertie to Good Cousin [Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies on the Excise for 2,500l. upon the Lord Chancellor's pension of 4,000l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 279.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith (and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 100l. for Sir John Howell for last June 24 quarter on his pension. Ibid.
The like letters for 150l. to Lady Frances Villiers to pay off the order lately drawn for last June 24 quarter on her pension of 600l. per an., payable out of the Coinage duty. Ibid.
July 9. Money warrant for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney as royal bounty for relief of her present necessities. Money Book (General) p. 277.
Same for 50l. to Phillip Ward, one of the clerks of the Crown Office in the King's Bench, without account, for his pains and care on the King's behalf about prosecutions in the said Court. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the [Customs Cashier] to pay forthwith, notwithstanding any former restriction, 200l. to the bishop of Salisbury for last June 24 quarter to the Poor Knights of Windsor. Out Letters (General) p. 279.
Same to same to bring 500l. into the Exchequer to be issued for Mr. May for Healing Medals. Ibid.
Same to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies on the Tenths for 337l. 10s. 0d. to Mris. Hamilton for a quarter on the pensions of 500l. per an. for herself and 850l. per an. for her children. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 75l. to Somerset Fox for a quarter on his pension. Ibid.
The like letters for 300l. to Sir Thomas Windham for half a year to June 24 last on his pension. Ibid, p. 280.
Treasurer Danby to Sir Job Charlton. I have been informed by the Farmers of the Law duty that the said duties have amounted to very little in the courts and offices of the Marches and Great Sessions of Wales [as against the estimate] of what ought to be expected from the multiplicity of proceedings in those court and offices. [This is] occasioned (as I am informed) by the scruples which have been raised by some of the officers against paying for several processes there which [without opposition men] pay in England. You can best judge both of the extent of the duty upon the respective proceedings in the said several courts and offices and the most effectual means to obtain and recover it. I recommend it to your care, not doubting but that all disputes relating to the said duty will find the most favourable construction for the King that the words and intention of the Act will reasonably bear ; and that the collection thereof will find all due and legal encouragement from you and from all other judges and officers relating to those courts ; to whom I desire you to communicate this letter. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 220.
Warrant from same to Francis Dickins, Woodward of New Forest, Southampton. There is a great quantity of browsewood and moares or roots of trees formerly cut down in said forest which may be sold for payment of the keepers' wages, according to the direction of the privy seal in that behalf. You are hereby to sell such to the amount of 300l., and to distribute same among the keepers towards their wages in such proportions and according to such directions as you shall receive from the Lord Warden of said forest. The Deputy Surveyor of Woods Trent South is to be present thereat. Ibid.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear issue of process against Martin Sandys late Receiver General of Hearthmoney and of the Eighteen Months' tax co. Worcester : his application for discharge from his arrears thereon lying now before me on reference from the King. Ibid, p. 221.
July 10. Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Danby of Nicholas Bayly, Walter Gold, Edwd. Corker, Edward Doughty jointly and severally to prosecute for violations of the Navigation laws of 12 Car. II., 22 and 23 Car. II., "which said laws I am informed have not been duly observed, for that great quantities of the said commodities are commonly carried directly from the said Plantations to Ireland, whereby his Majesty is not only defrauded of the duty upon such commodities payable in England, but the other public ends of the said Act are in a great measure frustrated." For prevention hereof the abovesaid persons are to inspect and intermeddle (so far as they lawfully may), in all seizures, prosecutions, appraisements and other proceedings relating thereto, to prevent combinations and other abuses and frauds which may be practised therein, and to view and peruse, and if necessary, take copies of the bonds and lists of ships which are to be taken and returned by the said Acts, for the better discovering of transgressors. For their pains and charges herein they are to depend on his Majesty's bounty to be rewarded out of his Majesty's moiety of forfeitures. Ibid, p. 220.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Treasurer Danby for a money warrant for 5,000l. to William Roberts, Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor : to be for the building, rebuilding and repairing any of the King's houses and buildings in said Castle : as by the privy seal of 1676, June 14 : to be paid out of any money in the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated July 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 45. Money Book (General) p. 281.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant and demise to Charles Osborne and John Knight, Esqrs., of all the manors, lordships, liberties, prepositorys, reeveships, lands, tithes, tenements, rents and hereditaments in the annexed schedule ; and of all courts, profits and perquisites of courts, fines, heriots, liberties, privileges and appurtenances to the said manors, etc., appertaining, and of the reversions and remainders, rents and services of the premises : to hold from Lady day last for 99 years if the Queen Consort shall live so long : at the yearly rent of 3l. 18s. 4¼d., payable half yearly. A clause to be inserted that if hereafter it shall appear that any of the premises are vested in the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms, the said Trustees shall permit said Osborne and Knight, their executors, etc., to hold and enjoy the same during the estate hereby granted and shall make and execute such grants thereof for such estate as is hereby intended. (For docquet of said lease see infra under date 1678-9, March 19.)
Appending : two drafts of said schedule (a) and (b), the first one (a) being crossed through, and apparently replaced by the second one (b), as follows :—
King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 82-4, 152.
Schedule (a).
per an.
£ s. d.
Co. Kent.
The manor of East Peckham 11 0 0
The manor of East Farleigh 45 18
The manor of Greme [Grain] 20 12 11¼
The manor of Gillingham 27 13
The liberty of St. Augustine 11 7 0
The Prepository of Shoreham, ultra perquis. cur. 20 5 5
The Prepository of Wald alias Penkhurst 22 17 5
The Prepository of Chevening 14 13 1/8
The Prepository of Northfleet 53 14 10¾
The common fine there [at Northfleet] ultra perquis. cur. 1 5 0
Co. Sussex.
The manor of How Court 9 10 0
The farm of Moatelands 10 0 0
The George [Inn] in East Grinsted 6 0 0
The manor and messuage called Oldbury and Seabech in Boxgrove 20 8 4
Lands and tenements in How Bexhill 10 2 0
Marsh grounds near Langston Haven 4 13 4
The farm of a proportion of charcole and wood in Leon[ard]s Forest 36 13 4
Co. Bucks.
The manor of Radnash [Radnage] 10 14 0
Co. Surrey.
Divers encroachments of Brixton and Wallington (struck through and altered to) upon the river of Thames 19 12 9
The Hundreds of Brixton and Wallington 3 6 8
The manor of East Moulsey and the ferry and fishing there 18 2 6
Co. Yorks.
The farm of the tithes of the vicarage of Halifax 89 2 6
Total £603 18 4
Schedule (b) (with a marginal note : this is the schedule of rents conveyed to said Osborne and Knight : the above schedule being cancelled).
Co. Kent.
The manor or farm of Nethercombe in East Greenwich 42 16 8
The manor of Swingfield 10 16 2
The manor of East Peckham 11 0 0
The manor of East Farleigh 45 18
The manor of Sayes Court 1 2 6
Broomfield, parcel of the said manor 2 4 0
Total £113 17
Co. Surrey.
The manor of East Moulsey 15 3 4
Hampton Court ferry 2 14 2
The fishing of the water there 0 5 0
The King's Bench prison 22 10 0
The Pike Garden 12 0 0
Petersham and Ham 16 9 0
Sheen 3 6 8
Richmond ferry 3 13 4
Total £76 1 6
Co. Sussex.
The manor of How Court 9 10 0
Moat Lands 10 0 0
A house in East Grinsted 6 0 0
Oldbury [Aldingbourn] and Seabeach 20 8 4
How Bexell [Bexhill] 10 2 0
Total £56 0 4
Co. Bedford.
For Ampthill, Brogborough, etc. 2 0 0
Total £2 0 0
Co. Oxford.
Stow woods [Stowood] 50 0 0
Shotover woods 50 0 0
Woods in Wychwood 40 0 0
Total £140 0 0
Co. Yorks.
The farm of the tithes of Halifax vicarage 89 6 8
Co. Midd.
The manor of Maribone 36 14 6
Co. Dorset.
The third part of the forest of Gillingham 32 10 0
Co. Chester.
The herbage and pannage of Delamere forest 39 13 0
Fines in the manor of Macclesfield 6 13 4
The paternity of Ively [Yeaveley] 5 6 8
The hundred of Northwich 6 1 8
Total £604 5
Sir Edward Hungerford desires that no money may be paid to Mr. Deptford for land taken in [to the fortifications] at Plymouth, and valued at 448l., till he, Sir Edward, have notice at Hungerford House in the Strand [so] that he may put in his claim, [he] having a right to about half the money, the inheritance of the land being in Sir Edward and Deptford [being] but his tenant for years. This caveat [is] entered by Mr. John Deverall, servant to Sir Edwd. Hungerford. Caveat Book, p. 34.
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 250l. for last June 24 quarter on the pension to the Earl of Bath and Lord Hawley. Out Letters (General p. 280.
Same to same to issue (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith) 250l. for same quarter to the new Royal Foundation [of King Charles II.'s Mathematical boys at Christ's Hospital]. Ibid, p. 281.
Entry of [Treasurer Danby's subscription of] a docquet of an Exchequer lease to Hannah Dodgein, widow and relict of Capt. Hugh Dodgein, of the manor of the Chapter of Beverley and divers other rents, lands and tenements pertaining to the said manor, parcel of the possessions of the late [Hospital of] St. John of Beverley : for 31 years at the rent of 6s. 8d. ut supra, p. 1016. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 221.
The like of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Frances Carter of divers lands and tenements in the parish of Odiham, co. Southampton, being parcel of the lands of Robert Welsted, outlaw : at 13s. 4d. rent and fine of 26s. 8d. Ibid.