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'Entry Book: October 1678, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 1120-1136. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80682 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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October 1678, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Oct. 2. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt. In reply to yours of the 28th Treasurer Danby directs you to pay the several fees due to the officers of the Exchequer at Michaelmas and the remainder of the liberate amounting in all to 825l. 16s. 7½d. Of this you are to pay 709l. 6s. 0¾d. out of moneys now in the Exchequer on account of fee farms, arrears of subsidy, arrears of the first Eighteen Months' tax and arrears of the second Eighteen Months' tax : and the remainder 116l. 10s. 6¾d. out of the profits of the Mint. Out of this last mentioned branch you are also to satisfy Capt. Stradling's order dated 1668, Aug. 1, for 528l. 5s. 0d. for so much due to Capt. Barber's Company. Out Letters (General) p. 319.
[Oct. 2?] Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 16l. 3s. 4d. to John Langwith for last Michaelmas quarter on his salary, payable out of the Customs [as Lord Treasurer's messenger] ; and to bring into the Exchequer (and to the Auditor of the Exchequer to issue) 16l. 3s. 4d. to same for same quarter for his Exchequer salary. Out Letters (General) p. 320.
Oct. 2. Same to same to same to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 80l. for one year of Mr. Oudart's fee as Latin Secretary. Ibid.
Same to same to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction (and to same to issue) 66l. 13s. 4d. for two years of Treasurer Danby's creation money to Sept. 29 last as Visct. Latimer and Earl of Danby. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 1,000l. for last Sept. 29 quarter on the Lord Chancellor's salary. Ibid, p. 321.
Oct. 3. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit 33 pieces of Lockrams or Dowlas to be exported for a foreign market, same having been shipped on board the Olave Branch, Thomas Jack and others owners : it appearing from the petition of said owners that before the late Act for prohibiting several French commodities, there were imported at Exeter by them divers sorts of French linens which paid the duty upon importation : and that also before the passing of said Act they shipped the same with other goods on board said ship for Jamaica, amongst the same being 33 pieces of Lockrams or Dowlas, which were shipped Dec. 31 and Jan. 4 last, but by reason of their coarseness were not found proper for the market at Jamaica and for want of sale were returned in the same ship, without having been carried to any parts out of his Majesty's dominions, wherefore they pray leave to land them or to carry them out again for a foreign market : on which petition the said Commissioners report the 28th ult. confirming the above statements from the original cocquets. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 121.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue sums to persons as follows, according to their respective interests and out of the money brought in [to the Exchequer] last week by the Customs Cashier, viz. : 1,685l. to the Maids of Honour and Dressers, et al "mentioned in my letter of the 1st Aug. last" [this] alteration made by letter of 1678, Oct. 5 ; 500l. for Healing Medals ; 348l. for the Lord Privy Seal ; 150l. to Mris. Piques ; 335l. to the Masters of the Hawks ; 232l. 15s. 0d. to the Grooms of the Great Chamber to the Queen and Groom Littermen. Out Letters (General) p. 321.
Sept. [sic erratum for Oct.] 3. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and 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. Out Letters (General) p. 321.
Oct. 3. Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to James Beck for half a year's salary and board wages as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book (General) p. 315.
Letters of direction on an order dated Sept. 23 last for 1,300l. to Ambassador Lawrence Hyde for three months' ordinary to Aug. 19 last ; and on an order dated Aug. 29 for 1,300l. to Ambassador Temple for three months' ordinary to Nov. 20 next : both to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Ibid, p. 316.
Same on an order dated the 1st inst. for 26,750l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, in part of 100,000l. imprest for the Household : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Excise. Ibid.
Same on 2,500l. remainder of an order dated April 22 last for 5,000l. to the Duke of Monmouth for half a year's advance to 1678, Sept. 28, for the Stables ; whereon 2,500l. is already paid : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the 1678, Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office, detailed : (total, 2,332l. 10s. 0d.). "I approve hereof and direct the payment of the sums mentioned in this quarter bill, provided the Commissioners and other officers therein mentioned who have not yet paid [their poll money] after the rate of 2s. in the £ for their yearly salaries above mentioned by virtue of the late Poll Act doe in the first place pay and clear the same." Ibid.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to strike tallies of assignment from time to time upon the Collectors or Receivers of the Tenths for the pension of 400l. per an. granted to Sir Samuel Morland and Dame Anne his wife ; by the great seal of Sept. 26 last : striking same as well for the quarter due at Michaelmas last, as also for what shall hereafter grow due thereupon, ut supra, p. 1110. The like dormant warrant for tallies similarly on the Tenths for the pension of 200l. per an. to said Sir Samuel Morland and to Samuel Morland his son, as by the like great seal of Sept. 26 last. (Charles Bertie dated Oct. 14 to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths for 150l. for last Michaelmas quarter on said Morland's two pensions of 400l. per an. and 200l. per an. on the Tenths : and for a tally on the Excise, and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tally, for 50l. for same quarter on his pension of 200l. per an. on the Excise.) [It will be noticed that the letter of Bertie follows the lines of the payments made to Morland before the two great seals of Sept. 26 last, and that it is not in accordance either with those great seals or with the present warrant.] Ibid, p. 318. Out Letters (General) p. 327.
Money warrant for 455l. to Bevil Skelton, Esq., for three months' ordinary to Sept. 29 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. Money Book (General) p. 318.
Treasurer Danby to the Rt. Honble. Lord Fairfax (to be communicated to the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of the West Riding of Yorks) enclosing an order in Council as follows. I recommend the same to your care to be duly executed. In order to it I desire you will appoint a meeting amongst yourselves as soon as may be, and I can give you no additional instructions by which to govern yourselves in this affair, saving that what arms shall be taken in pursuance of this order I desire you will cause to be conveyed to Clifford's Tower at York, and to be delivered into the custody of Lord Frescheville or the chief officer upon the place, taking a note under his hand for the receipt of them. I desire you will from time to time make me a return of your proceedings herein, that I may be enabled to give a particular and satisfactory account to the Privy Council in the matters expected from me.
Prefixing : said order in Council in the form of a letter dated Council Chamber, Whitehall, Sept. 30, and signed by 11 Lords of the Council and Sir Robert Southwell, clerk thereof, and addressed to Treasurer Danby, Lord Lieutenant of the city of York and county of the same, and of the West Riding of the county of York. Information has been given upon oath touching a dangerous conspiracy against the life of his sacred Majesty and in consequence thereof, of great disturbance that must ensue in the the kingdom. We therefore, in pursuance of his Majesty's command, hereby require you to use the most effectual means which you think fit, to cause all the habitations of the Papists in that county and city or of those who are reputed Papists, to be searched for arms of war and offence, and that all such arms be gathered and laid up in safe custody. And your lordship is to send diligently to this Board an account of all such arms and of the parties disarmed that so, as the occasion shall require, you may receive our further orders in this behalf. (In the margin : touching disarming Papists.)
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 251.
Constitution and appointment by same of John Smith, gent., of the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden, to receive, until further order, all the crown rents and revenues of the counties of Cambridge and Suffolk and the arrears thereof in place of Thomas Cawood, gent., deceased : with all the powers of levying by distress, etc., as any other Receiver of Crown revenues has. Ibid, p. 252.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated Sept. of a great seal for a grant to Christopher Groute of the fee of 10l. per an. for life from 1674, April 23, as limberman or harborer of his Majesty's privy buckhounds ; which fee his predecessor, John Crockford, had and enjoyed : said fee to be paid out of the Exchequer on the 22nd of April. Docquet Book, p. 5.
Allowance by Treasurer Danby of the last Michaelmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port. (Total, 6,008l. 16s. 8d.) "I allow hereof and direct Richard Kent, Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs" to pay same, "provided the Commissioners and other officers therein mentioned who have not yet paid [their Poll tax] after the rate of 2s. in the £ for their yearly salaries above mentioned by virtue of the late Poll Act do in the first place pay and clear the same." (The words italicised are erased and against them in the margin is written, "raced by my Lord's commands, 19 Oct., 1678.") Money Book (General) p. 315.
Oct. 4. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue, on any unsatisfied orders in the name of Lemuell Kingdon for the Forces, 10,000l. as imprest for the Forces and as part of 20,000l. lately brought into the Exchequer by Anthony Rowe and his partners in part of their advance money on their Hearthmoney contract. Money Book (General) p. 317.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to Sir John Kirke for last Michaelmas quarter's wages and board wages of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners : same to be paid out of any money that is or shall be brought into the Exchequer upon account of the First Fruits and Tenths. Ibid.
Same for 14,300l. to Samuel Pepys, Treasurer of Tangier, as imprest for a quarter's pay of the said garrison to Sept. 30 last. Ibid.
Same for 1,412l. 2s. 5d. to said Pepys to complete the arrear of 22,767l. 6s. 3d. due to said garrison for an arrear of pay which was postponed for several years past : same to be received as imprest for said garrison. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to John Brett, gent. (brother of Thomas Brett, merchant, who lately made away with himself, and has been found felo de se within the island of Barbados, whereby his estate is forfeit to the King) of all the goods, chattels, leases, ready money, wares, merchandise, commodities, debts, rights and other personal estate whatsoever of said Thomas Brett : the officers of the Exchequer and the officers in Barbados are to do all necessary things for making this grant effectual either by delivering or paying over said estate or by making and passing him any further grants or orders for the said estate, or so much thereof as lies in Barbados. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Oct, 9 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 93-4. Docquet Book, p. 5.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. for the Navy upon any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in the name of. Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy : to be issued out of the money brought in by way of advance by Mr. Rowe and his partners upon their Hearthmoney contract. Out Letters (General) p. 322.
Same to same to issue accordingly the 100l. which the Customs Cashier brought into the Exchequer last week for Lady Sayers. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier notwithstanding any former restriction to forthwith bring 300l. into the Exchequer for the Paymaster of the Works to be laid out for the Queen's use at Somerset House. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith (and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 12l. 10s. 0d. for last June 24 quarter upon Nicholas Estoll's pension of 50l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 322.
Same to same to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and to same to issue) 122l. 8s. 0d. for Mr. Samuel Gillabrand for one year's interest upon two orders of loan drawn in his name for 1,120l. and 920l. Ibid.
Oct. 5. Same to same. Treasurer Danby desires you to forthwith advance the money upon Ambassador Temple's tally for 1,300l. You shall be allowed 8 per cent. interest thereon on your accounts. Ibid, p. 323.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for last Michaelmas quarter on the 2,000l. per an. to him for secret service as by the privy seal of 1674, Aug. 25.
(In the margin : for the Earl of Sussex.) (Charles Bertie dated Oct. 8 to the Receivers of Excise to bring same into the Exchequer, and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.)
Money Book (General) p. 319. Out Letters (General) p. 323.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to direct the respective collectors of the outports to pay last Michaelmas quarter's salary bill for the outport officers under the said Commissioners' deputation : "but you are to direct the said collectors before they pay the said officers to see that they have paid [their Poll tax] for their said salaries after the rate of 2s. per per an. as the late Poll Act directs." (This warrant is repeated under date Oct. 11, but without the qualifying clause here quoted in inverted commas.) Money Book (General) p. 319. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 124.
Same from same to same to pay 50l. to Juliana (Coningsby, now wife of Amias) Hext for same quarter on her pension. Money Book (General) p. 319.
Same from same to same to pay 127l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Backwell for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Comptroller of Customs, London port. Ibid.
Licence and authorisation by Treasurer Danby to Edmond Joddrell to cut, etc., decayed wood, etc., on his copyhold in the royal manor of Macclesfield as by the privy seal of Aug. 31 last, supra, pp. 1105-6. This licence to be void if not entered before his Majesty's steward of the said manor before anything thereby be done. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 252.
Report from same to the King on the draft of a letter coming to the Privy Council recommended from the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ; said draft being referred by the King to Treasurer Danby July 30 last : said draft, in the form of a royal letter [addressed to said Duke of Ormonde], being as follows. We are informed that all the fishing of pike, salmon and other sea fish and eyles in the great salmon weir called the Lax Weyre in the county of the city of Limerick, and the fishings in the river of Shannon, westward of the said weyre, have been, amongst other things (by patent under the great seal of Ireland dated 1676-7, Feb. 9, pursuant to a certificate from the late Commissioners for the Act of Settlement and Explanation, dated 1666, July 6), granted to Sir George Preston, his heirs and assigns for ever under the entire yearly rent of 5l. sterling : and that same was by him made over or granted in mortgage to George Matthews and James Clarke, Esqrs., their heirs and assigns. Further that the mayor, sheriffs and citizens of Limerick are upon some treaty with the said Sir George Preston and the said Matthews and Clarke to purchase the same from them : and that all the said parties have petitioned the King for a grant of charter of licence to the said mayor, etc., to purchase, and to the said Preston, Matthews and Clarke to alien and sell to them the said weir and fishing. The King being graciously pleased to gratify the said mayor, etc., hereby requires the Lord Lieutenant to cause effectual grants to pass the great seal of Ireland containing free and full licence and liberty to said parties to so sell, buy and hold the premises, notwithstanding the statute of 7 Edward I., called the Statute of Mortmain, and the statute of 15 Ric. II. or any other statute, act or provision to the contrary hereof. None of the said parties to be hereafter sued, grieved or molested by the King, his heirs &c., by reason of such sale, alienation or purchase : saving to the chief lords of the fee the services thereout due and accustomed, with free liberty to distrain for the same. Said draft letter being so referred as above. Treasurer Danby hereby reports that he sees no inconvenience to the King's service thereby provided care be taken to reserve the rent payable to the Crown under Sir George Preston's grant. Ibid, p. 253.
Report from Treasurer Danby to the King on the matter of a letter as follows, on a reference thereof to Treasurer Danby from the King at Windsor, Sept. 9 last : said letter being [a royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] as follows, viz. : In the grant lately made under the great seal of England to the present Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland they have therein covenanted inter al that the King might abate (without defalcation to them) 1,000l. per an. of the quit rents which then or on the 4th of Sept., 1675, were in charge in Ireland. You are therefore hereby to pass letters patent under the great seal of Ireland, containing one or more effectual grants, release or assignment from the King to such person or persons and in such manner as you shall think fit, of so much of the said 1,000l. per an. quit rents as shall appear to you by certificate of the Auditor General of Ireland or his deputy not to have been already disposed of by the King and by particular warrant from the King applied to the reducement or abatement of the said 1,000l. per an. All clauses and non obstantes to be inserted therein to make same most effectual and also one clause more enabling [any] the said patentee, his heirs, etc., to take process out of the Exchequer in Ireland in the King's name, and thereby or by any other process in his own name to distrain, sue for, levy and recover said quit rents. And the acquittance and discharge of said said patentee shall be as good as if it had been given by any of the officers of the revenue. Said draft warrant being referred as above to Treasurer Danby, the latter hereby reports thereon. I cannot advise your Majesty to part with the inheritance of your quit rents in your kingdom of Ireland, nor to direct the making of any grant or discharge of any part of your Majesty's revenue until you be acquainted with the names and merits of such persons who shall pretend to such bounty and that the names or trustees for them be inserted in such letters or warrants which are to authorise the said grants. But if upon knowledge thereof your Majesty shall think fit to extend such favour to any person, I think same may be best done by a temporary grant or remittal. Warrants not relating to Money VII. p. 254.
Oct. 7. [Treasurer Danby] to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland dated from the Treasury Chambers. Directions were formerly given that the [Irish] revenue might not be diverted from the proper uses it was designed to, and (to that end) that the collectors and receivers might neither pay nor remit any money without the knowledge and consent of the Commissioners of Inspection, who were likewise to take care that the cash received in Dublin should be paid directly into the Exchequer, so that the [Irish Revenue] Farmers might not be able to draw out and misapply the same. Notwithstanding the abovesaid directions, the King is lately informed that the said Farmers, contrary to these commands, have underhand prevailed with their collectors to pay and remit [to] them several sums of money, more particularly the cash received in Dublin, by which means they are said to have got into their hands a considerable sum of money and refuse to account for the same. I am also informed that they have kept from the [Irish Revenue] Commissioners [of Inspection] those necessary accounts which should enable them to return to the King a state of their condition, which is represented to be so bad that 'tis affirmed they are really indebted at this day to his Majesty (the utmost days of grace being allowed them) on account of their rent above 50,000l., besides the three months allowed them in the beginning of their farm, and month of grace which is 80,000l. more, to answer which the utmost that is said can be justly pretended by them is an arrear of 50,000l., whereof one half at least is also said to be insolvent. Upon these informations I am commanded by the King to put you in mind that the directions in the former letters may be speedily put in execution and an answer returned thereto as speedily as may be. I am informed that the most effectual way of doing this will be by requiring forthwith from the Deputy Vice Treasurer an account of their [the Farmers'] payments together with an account of the arrears solvent and insolvent from each collector. But your Grace understands the way of doing it so well that I only presume to give a hint of what is suggested to myself. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 255.
Charles Bertie to the Speaker [of the House of Commons, i.e., Edward Seymour, in his capacity as Treasurer of the Navy] to apply as follows the 10,000l. lately issued to you out of the Exchequer out of the Hearthmoney Contractors' advance money, viz., 4,000l. for payment of tickets of seamen which have been discharged out of several of his Majesty's ships in the Channel to reduce their complement to those appointed in times of peace ; and the remaining 6,000l. for payment of ships whereof there is presently to be paid off the Foresight, Henrietta and Assurance and the Portsmouth frigate as the Admiralty Lords shall direct ; and what remains [of said 6,000l. is] to be reserved for other ships. Out Letters (General) p. 323.
Oct. 8. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Dashwood as a waiter and searcher at Watchet in Minehead port, loco Andrew Weaver, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 122.
Reference from same to same of the petition of Capt. Robert Bradshaw, shewing that in consideration of his service to the King in the late wars he was at the Restoration constituted Collector of Chichester and surveyor of the whole port, which place he executed for eight years until Mr. Garway coming into commission procured petitioner to be displaced (though he committed no crime at all) to bring in a friend of his : and therefore praying restoration or some other fit place. With the petition are also referred the certificate annexed [missing], testifying his sufferings and good behaviour in the port of Chichester. Ibid.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Vice Treasurer of Ireland, to pay and return over [by exchanges to England] to William Roberts 1,000l. a month out of the 27,000l. per an. which under the present establishment of the kingdom of Ireland is reserved to be paid to such uses or persons without account as the King should appoint by warrant under his sign manual. Said payment is to be for the further carrying on of the buildings at Windsor, the first payment to be made on the 10th Nov. next, and from thenceforth the like payment on the 10th day of each succeeding month.
Prefixing : (a) A similar royal warrant to Visct. Ranelagh, dated Whitehall. 1677, Oct. 20, for the payment (out of the same 27,000l. per an.) of 5,000l. to Charles Bertie.
(b) Charles Bertie's acknowledgment dated 1677, Nov. 20 (and witnessed by Sam. Langford, A. Stephens and Rich. Brett) of the receipt of said 5,000l. from Visct. Ranelagh.
(c) Royal warrant dated 1677, Nov. 6, to said Charles Bertie to pay over the said 5,000l. to Dr. John Taylor.
(d) Endorsement on (c) by Jo. Taylor dated 1677, Dec. 10 (and witnessed by Saml. Langford, Rich. Brett and A. Stephens) of the receipt of said 5,000l. from said Bertie.
King's Warrant Book VI. p. 96.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier. Before I went my late journey I wrote to Mr. Shales to advance by same hand 1,473l. odd money on a tally, which he did, and now wants his money, which I earnestly entreat you to satisfy him and take up the said tally ; for which you shall have interest on your account. Out Letters (General) p. 323.
Same to same to bring in (and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 13l. 6s. 8d. to Christopher Tadman, clerk to the late Commission against Recusants in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Ibid.
Same to same out of such money as shall come in by the Customs over and above the weekly payments to issue 5,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy upon a tally which he will deliver to you, and which is to be first satisfied before any other payments whatsoever. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of York, Exeter, etc., for 250l. for last Michaelmas quarter on the Earl of Sunderland's pension of 1,000l. per an.
And for tallies on same for 500l. for same quarter on the Countess Dowager of Bristol's two pensions of 1,000l. per an. each.
Out Letters (General) p. 323.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 13l. to Roger Charnock for last Sept. 29 quarter on his salary as a King's waiter [London port] and to bring in (with respect to the weekly payments) 25l. 1s. 10d. for same quarter to same as a Serjeant at Arms. Ibid, p. 324.
Same to same (with respect to the weekly payments) to bring 100l. into the Exchequer for Sir Tho. Allen, Governor of Sandgate Castle. Ibid, p. 323.
The like letters for 276l. for Mr. Christopher Bernard.
250l. for the Rt. Honble. the Earl and Countess of Lindsey.
56l. 13s. 4d. for the Rt. Honble. Earl of Lichfield.
50l. for Sir Edward Carteret, Usher of the Black Rod.
25l. for Mr. Hill, keeper of Battles Walk in Windsor Forest.
51l. 11s. 0d. for Col. Buller.
Ibid, pp. 323b, 324.
Oct. 9. The like letter for 20l. for Mr. Henry Fanshaw. Ibid, p. 324.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 125l. for last Sept. 29 quarter on Lady Charlotte Paston's pension. Ibid.
Privy seal for 900l. to Sir Samuel Morland in repayment of several sums of money which "by our direction and command and for our immediate service" he has expended : this payment to be without account. (Royal warrant dated Oct. 30, altered to Nov. 30 [sic but doubtless should have been altered to Sept. 30] for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Oct. 9 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated Oct. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 92, 94. Docquet Book, p. 5. Money Book (General) p. 324.
Same for the payment out of the 412,925l. 14s. 6d. [part of the Eighteen Months' Assessment] of sums (as the Lord Treasurer shall think necessary), not exceeding 200,000l. to the Commissioners and Receivers General of Excise for the better enabling them to pay off and discharge in their due course and order the tallies struck and levied and to be struck and levied upon them as in settlement of the 200,000l. which the King borrowed on the credit of the Act for the Additional Excise, which loan was necessitated by the extraordinary occasions of his Majesty's service "by reason whereof and for that the money arising by the said Act [for the Additional Excise] is duly paid and to be paid into the Receipt of our Exchequer to repay and discharge the said loan and the interest thereof many of the tallies levied and to be levied for our ordinary service upon the Commissioners and Receivers General of our revenue of Excise doe and will remain unsatisfyed and are and will be in so remote a course of payment as will be inconvenient for our service and prejudiciall to the credit which that [Excise] branch of our revenue has allwayes afforded us ;" further the Act for the Eighteen Months' Assessment having taken notice of the said loan for 200,000l., and that the Commons were engaged for the repayment thereof : to the end therefore that the said Excise Commissioners and Receivers General of Excise may be duly charged with what money they shall so receive and may account for the same, as if it had been part of the Excise revenue, certificates are to be made from the Exchequer of all such moneys as shall be so issued to them from time to time : [and said certificates are to be sent] to the Auditor and [other] officers of the Excise who are to charge the said Commissioners and Receivers General with the same as if it had been part of the Excise revenue. And the said Commissioners and Receivers General are hereby to apply the said money to the payment and discharge of such tallies as aforesaid. (Royal warrant dated Sept. 27 to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Oct. 9 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated Oct. 16 hereon : the orders to be drawn hereon are to be levied and paid in course out of the 412,925l. 14s. 6d., part of the Eighteen Months' Assessment.) [The effect of this privy seal was simply to charge upon the Eighteen Months' Assessment the liquidation of the previous loan of 200,000l. taken in on the credit of the Act for the Additional Excise.] King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 89-91. Docquet Book, p. 6. Money Book (General) p. 324.
Oct. 10. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Allyborne as a watchman, London port, loco Thomas Worrall, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 122.
Same from same to same to admit to an entry, and to permit to be exported again two bales of silk and ribbons which, as appears from the petition of Edmund Warner, et al of London, merchants, were laded at Genoa on the Genoa Merchant, Captain Hurlock commander, to be delivered at Cadiz : the rest of the ships loading were bound for Amsterdam, but the said ship meeting the convoy off Cadiz, bound for Amsterdam, could not stay at Cadiz to deliver said bales without losing the benefit of the convoy, and so ventured to carry them to Amsterdam and thence hither [to London] to be sent for Cadiz : on which petition the Customs Commissioners report that John Hall, of London, merchant, has sworn that said bales were by him ordered to be delivered to Mr. Gardner and Company at Cadiz, and not to be carried to Amsterdam or brought hither, but to be shipped afterwards from Cadiz to the Canaries, but that Capt. Hurlock coming near Cadiz met the convoy at sea, etc., as above. Petitioners are to pay the Customs due at importation, and on re-export are to draw back the half subsidy and additional duty by debentures, and as to the prohibited goods, which in strictness of law are liable to forfeiture upon the importation, in regard they were involuntarily brought hither without design to be vended here, they are to be permitted to be landed and put in the King's warehouse and re-exported, paying duty ad valorem and drawing back the half as by the Book of Rates. Bond to be given for their re-export to Cadiz or the Canaries. Ibid, p. 123.
Treasurer Danby to Sir Nathaniel Herne, Governor of the East India Company dated from the Treasury Chambers. If his Majesty's affairs did not require a further loan from the East India Company, I should not now have given you or them this trouble. But his Majesty remembering with what affection and readynesse they supplyed him the last yeare, he doubts not (the occasion being now as great) that they will as cheerfully give their assistance in supplying him with the loan of 30,000l. in money and 20,000l. in salt petere : for [re] payment whereof they shall have assignments upon the Customs of their own goods, which shall not be diverted to any other use till the Company shall be fully satisfyed as they desire. I hope the [unsatisfied] remainder of last year's loan will be noe obstruction to this, considering how very acceptable and seasonable service it will be to his Majesty, of whose constant kindness they have from time to time received such large testimony. I desire you to communicate this to the Company, and to assure them that no further loan will be desired from them till this be fully repaid : and as I question not to find a ready complyance herein soe they shall never fail of the best services which can be paid them by myself. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 255.
Warrant from same to the Auditors of Imprests. By the privy seal of Aug. 31 last the King has directed the finding out embezzlements, concealments, abuses or other fraudulent or indirect practices whereby he has been defrauded or defeated of the value or proceed, or any share thereof, of any prize ships or goods which were brought into the ports of London, Portsmouth and Hull during the two Dutch wars and to bring to account all officers, clerks, etc. You are hereby to permit Henry Fanshaw, Esq., Charles Osborne, Esq., James Symes and Joseph Embrey, gent., or any of them in accordance with the said privy seal, to inspect and peruse all accounts, states of accounts and other papers remaining before you touching the premises and to take copies or extracts thereof for their better information. Ibid, p. 256.
Same from same to Edward Seymour, Esq., Treasurer of the Navy. I lately directed that there should be satisfied to Sir Tho. Clutterbuck several bills of imprest for Victualling in the Mediterranean for the months of May, June and July, amounting to 7,300l. 1s. 0d. by orders in your name registered on the 412,925l. 14s. 6d. [part of the Eighteen Months' tax] for which [orders till their payment in their due course] interest is to be allowed him. You are hereby to secure to said Clutterbuck by other orders remaining in your hands and registered in the like manner the interest for the said sum of 7,300l. 1s. 0d. and to adjust with him and to pay to him (after payment of the said orders in the Exchequer) interest for the said sum after the rate of 6 per cent. per an. and 2 per cent. more by way of gratuity from the date of said orders to the time of their payment in the Exchequer. Money Book (General) p. 320.
Money warrant for 625l. to Thomas, Earl of Ossory, for half a year and half a quarter to June 24 last on his pension of 1,000l. per an. as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber, which pension is payable out of the Customs, but failing that, then out of the Exchequer : it appearing from a certificate of the 7th inst. from the Customs Cashier that said pension is paid to Michaelmas, 1677, and 125l. in part of 1677, Christmas quarter and no further : the present warrant is to be satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' rent due 1679, Sept. 29. Money Book (General) p. 320.
Letter of direction on an order dated Aug. 6 last for 1,365l. to Sir Thomas Higgons, Kt., for three quarters' ordinary to June 8 last as Envoy to Venice : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Ibid, p. 321.
The like letter of direction on an order dated Sept. 20 last for 364l. to Thomas Chudleigh for six months' ordinary to Sept. 11 last as Secretary to the Embassy at Nimuegen. Ibid.
Money warrant for 125l. to Henry Savile, Esq., for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension of 500l. per an. (Charles Bertie dated Oct. 4 to the Customs Cashier, with respect to the weekly payments, to pay 125l. into the Exchequer for Mr. Savile : In the margin : for Mris. Hambleton [Hamilton].) Ibid, p. 321. Out Letters (General) p. 322.
Same for 20l. to Edward, Earl of Sandwich, for one year's creation money to Michaelmas last. (Charles Bertie dated Oct. 18 to the Customs Cashier to bring said 20l. into the Exchequer with respect to the weekly payments.) Money Book (General) p. 321. Out Letters (General) p. 329.
Same for 76l. 19s. 2d. to Richard Mounteney, Esq., late Receiver General and Cashier of Customs as in full of his surplusage on his account for the Customs for three quarters of a year to 1677, June 24. (Charles Bertie dated Nov. 20 to the Customs Cashier to forthwith satisfy said Mounteney's tally for said sum.) Money Book (General) p. 321. Out Letters (General) p. 344.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to forthwith bring into the Exchequer 150l. of the Coinage money for Lady Barbara Villiers's executors. Out Letters (General) p. 324.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay same) for 250l. for last Sept. 29 quarter on the Earl of Bath's and Lord Hawley's pension of 1,000l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Tenths of the diocese of Lincoln for 50l. for last Sept. 29 quarter on Dr. Troutbeck's pension. Ibid, p. 326.
Oct. 11. Money warrant for 200l. to Mris. Justina Vandike, now the Lady Stepney, for one year on her pension. Money Book (General) p. 319.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 123l. upon any orders drawn in the name of Ralph Montague for the service of the Wardrobe : paying same out of money remaining in the Exchequer of the profits of Recusants' estates. (Same of same date to said Montague to pay same to Mr. Francis Poyntz, the arras maker.) Out Letters (General) p. 325.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 150l. into the Exchequer for Col. Giffard at two payments, viz., 75l. this week and 75l. with respect to the weekly payments. Out Letters (General) p. 325.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 350l. (which the Receivers of Excise have brought into the Exchequer) to Dr. Taylor in full of the order lately drawn for that sum for last Sept. 29 quarter on the 1,400l. per an. payable to him for secret service. Ibid.
Same to the Receivers of Excise to forthwith pay 1,250l. to Mris. Gwinne, whereof 1,000l. for herself and 250l. for the Earl of Burford for last Sept. 29 quarter to each of them : "for which you shall have a regular discharge." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay (with respect to the weekly payments) the following 13 King's waiters, London port, 13l. each for a quarter on their respective salaries, viz., Gerard Andrews, Nicho. Park, John Marshal, Francis Roberts, Hugh Bantock, John Shaw, Andrew Haines, Samll. Ward, Francis Dacket, Thomas Raymond, Samuel Phillips, Lawrence Corbet and Samuel Danvers : and 26l. to Ellis Lloyd for half a year on same. Ibid, p. 326.
Oct. 12. Treasurer Danby's allowance of 30l. to Richard Snead, Esq., late high sheriff of co. Hereford as in part of his cravings of 38l. 5s. 0d. for the year's [shrievalty] ending 1677, Sept. 29 : said 30l. being allowed by Baron Thurland. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 256.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to admit to an entry four bales of Dimetys, four small baskets of drugs and a box of rhubarb, which were about May last, by John Jolliffe, a merchant living at Leghorn, laded on board the ship Teneriffe Merchant, Roger Paxton master, who consigned the same to John Newland, a merchant living at Malaga, and the said master signed bills of lading accordingly : but his Majesty's ship the Leopard (which was convoy) making no stop at Malaga, the said master was compelled to bring them to London for fear of losing his convoy. Said goods are of the growth of Turkey, and are not imported in such a ship or a ship so navigated as the Act of Navigation directs, and so are seized as are also a bag of rhubarb and a box of manna shipped on same ship to be delivered to Mr. Benjamin Rogueby and Mr. John Gardner at Cadiz. The abovesaid goods are to pay the Customs due at importation, and are to draw back the half subsidy and Additional duty by debenture upon re-export ; security to be given for such re-export, and that they be not landed again ; and the officer who made the seizure is to have reasonable satisfaction. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 127.
Same from same to same to discharge the seizure of the ship Diligence, 200 tons burden and 16 guns, Nicholas List master, who swears that about the middle of June, 1677, he sailed with 31 men, all English (whereby he allegeth he was exempted from the payment of the one per cent. duty mentioned in the Act of Frauds for all goods then exported by him) and that on arriving at Leghorn the King's ship James, galley, pressed four men from him, and four more were pressed from him into the Great Algerine [ship] riding there, and that at Malaga, homeward bound, four more were pressed from him aboard the Middle Algerine, Capt. Blag commander, and that one man at Taranto, three at Oneglia and two at Altieri ran away from him, so that in June last he took in six foreigners to help to bring home his ship (from the Straits) for that he could get no Englishmen there, and so arrived with 20 men, six thereof foreigners, wherefore said ship is seized by the Deputy Surveyor of the Navigation Act and also the one per cent. duty is required for want of the complement of English. Ibid, pp. 124-5.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners for discharge of the ship Sarah and Anne, of London, George Jay master, who about June, 1675, went out mate of the said ship, then manned with 12 men, all English, for Salerno : at Leghorn he was made master, the other master being there dismissed took his boy with him, so Jay was forced to take a stranger to be his boy, not being able to get an English boy there : at Leghorn two of his men the very day he sailed were pressed from him by Capt. Blage, and he was forced to take in two Frenchmen to bring home his ship, which must otherwise have been forced to stay there : at Genoa one of his Englishmen died, and he was forced to come home with nine men, three thereof strangers, and so is seized by the Deputy Surveyor of the Navigation Act because his ship was not navigated with the master and three-fourths of the mariners English during the whole voyage, being laden with hemp and other commodities mentioned in the Navigation Act. Our Letters (Customs) IV. pp. 125-6.
The like warrant for discharge of the ship True Merchant, of London, Crin van Doorne master, who sailed with said ship from London in March, 1676 [? 1676-7], manned with 12 English and 1 stranger : at Dort all his men but one Englishman left him, and being bound for Wiborg in the East [land country] he shipped three Englishmen [being] as many as he could get, three Scots, one of his Majesty's subjects born at New York, and two strangers, one of them having a wife in England : at Wyburgh one of his Scots ran away, and not being able to get any more he was forced to bring home his ship with nine men, two thereof being Scots and two other strangers. The Deputy Surveyor of the Navigation Act has certified that said Van Doorne has been a denizen and inhabitant here [in England] for some years, and that the proprietor of the said ship is John Varn, merchant, in Philpot Lane, London. Ibid, pp. 126-7.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Treasurer of the Navy to secure to the Victuallers of the Navy (by orders remaining in your hands and registered on the 412,925l. 14s. 6d., part of the late Assessment) the 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity on the orders for 44,273l. 12s. 3½d. to them lately directed as in settlement of their imprest bills for the Victualling for the months of May, June and part of July : said interest and gratuity to be adjusted and paid after payment of the orders for said bills. Money Book (General) p. 320.
Letter of direction on 4,000l. in further part of an order of Sept. 28 last for 20,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on Edward Backwell as Receiver of [the remains of] the Queen's dowry. Ibid, p. 322.
Letter of direction on an order of Sept. 20 last for 455l. to William Soames for three months' ordinary to Aug. 10 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duchess Regent of Savoy : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (General) p. 322.
Money warrant for 250l. to George Nicholas for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his patent fee as Surveyor General of the Customs. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Thomas Elliot, Esq., Master of his Majesty's Harriers, for same time upon his allowance of 500l. per an. in lieu of all fees and allowances for keeping his Majesty's harehounds and all other charges belonging to them. Ibid.
Same for 273l. to Sir Peter Wyche, Kt., for three months in advance on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 8 on an order dated Oct. 14 drawn hereon : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs.) Ibid. pp. 322, 334.
Same for 7,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, as in further part of 50,000l. as by the privy seal of Aug. 5 last for wages of officers and seamen of the Navy at sea : to be registered [on] and paid in course out of the 412,925l. 14s. 6d., part of the late Act [for the Eighteen Months' Assessment]. Ibid, p. 323.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer, 'notwithstanding any former restriction,' 250l. for the new Royal Foundation [of the King's Mathematical boys at Christ's Hospital]. (Same to same dated Dec. 5 to bring this sum in 'presently.') Out Letters (General) p. 325.
Same to same to bring into the Exchequer (with respect to the weekly payments) 160l. for Mr. Gurle, his Majesty's Gardener, of St. James's Garden. Ibid, p. 326.
Same to same to similarly bring in 100l. for Capt. Mansell. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for "as hath been usual" a quarter's payment of Sir William Killegrew's pension of 500l. per an. Ibid.
Oct. 14. Same to Robert Ekins (Ekings), late searcher at Poole (and similarly to Henry Jubber, late Surveyor there, George Cruft, late tidesman there, Peter Bennet, late deputy searcher there) to attend the Customs Commissioners at the Custom House, London, on Wednesday morning next to testify your whole knowledge with regard to certain frauds at Poole port, Treasurer Danby being informed that your evidence will be very material for discovery thereof.
(In the margin : about Mr. Younger and [the frauds at the port of] Poole.) (The like letter dated Oct. 19 for Capt. Geo. Towery to attend the said Commissioners on Monday, Oct. 21.)
Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 128.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer (with respect to the weekly payments) 100l. for Mris. Kelly to be issued upon her pension. Out Letters (General) p. 326.
Same to [same] to bring in immediately after the weekly payments [are satisfied] and before other payments 706l. 16s. 7d. for the gardeners of the Privy Garden at Whitehall and the Garden plots and Green at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a tally on the Customs (and same to the Customs Cashier to pay said tally with respect to the weekly payments) for 150l. for last Michaelmas quarter upon the pension of 600l. per an. to Lady Fanshawe's executors. Ibid, p. 327.
Same to same to issue to Serjeant Topham for half a year's salary and board wages the 50l. 3s. 9d. which the Customs Cashier has brought into the Exchequer for him. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Receiver of First Fruits for 500l. for last Sept. 29 quarter on the Earl of Oxford's pension of 2,000l. per an. Ibid.
Oct. 15. Same to the Customs Cashier to bring 10l. into the Exchequer for Mr. Robert Bertie : with respect to the weekly payments. Ibid, p. 328.