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October 1678, 16-31

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'Entry Book: October 1678, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5: 1676-1679 (1911), pp. 1136-1153. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80683 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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October 1678, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Oct. 16. Privy seal for 3,364l. 4s. 4d. and 1,167l. 6s. 1d. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for interest of several sums by him borrowed for the service of his office, the first said sum being (as by an account stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by Treasurer Danby July 10 last) 1,870l. 7s. 7d. for 6 per cent. per an., made principal at the end of every six months, from the several days that he borrowed to the respective days of repayment of the principal sums which are all satisfied, and 1,493l. 16s. 9d. for two-thirds gratuity more, with some additions and exceptions in the said account particularly mentioned : and the second said sum being as by an account similarly stated and allowed, 1,167l. 6s. 1d. for 6 per cent. interest from the several days that he borrowed to the respective days of repayment of the principal sums which are all satisfied, and 480l. 13s. 4d. for a gratuity of a third more with some addition mentioned in the account : said sums to be paid without account, but the abovesaid declared accounts are to be carefully entered in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt and of the Clerk of the Pells to the end the King may not be doubly charged with any of the moneys therein comprehended. (Royal warrant dated Sept. 28 to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Oct. 16 of docquet hereof. Money warrant for 5,012l. 3s. 9d. dated Nov. 5 hereon. Letter of direction dated Dec. 17 on an order dated Nov. 20 drawn on said money warrant : same to be hereby satisfied by levying tallies on Antho. Rowe, Esq., and his partners, Contractors for the Hearthmoney, on their half year's rent due to be paid to the King 1679-80, March 15.) King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 92, 101-2. Docquet Book, p. 6. Money Book (General) pp.331, 349.
Privy seal to the Lord Treasurer, etc., and to Sir Rob. Carr, Kt. and bart., Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, to release and discharge the heirs, executors and administrators of George, late Earl of Bristol, and all manors, lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods and chattels which were of him the said Earl, and are or may be any way liable in this respect of and from all sum and sums of money whatsoever that are or may be due to the King upon the several yearly rents of 200l. per an. and 100l. per an. (or the arrears thereof) reserved to the Crown upon the letters patent under the Duchy seal of Lancaster dated 1661, April 1, which demised to the said Earl, his executors, administrators and assigns, the forest, chace and park called Lancaster Great Park or Ashdown Forest or Ashdown Chace in co. Sussex, and parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster and several other things therein mentioned for 99 years from Lady day then last past under the rent of 200l. per an. payable to the Receiver General of the said Duchy half yearly ; which said letters patent and the grant and demise therein were afterwards confirmed with several powers annexed thereto by a patent under the great seal of England, dated 1661, Oct. 5, whereby there was also demised to said Earl, his executors, etc., the chace or park called the Broyle or Broyle Park, co. Sussex, and other things therein expressed for 99 years then last past under the rent of 100l. per an., payable half yearly at the Exchequer, or to the hands of the bailiffs or receivers of the premises without any defalcation for taxes or any other matter. The present discharge is in regard that neither he, the said Earl nor any claiming from him have hitherto been able to obtain the possession of the said forest, chases and parks or any or either of them, nor can hereafter obtain any benefit of the above said grants thereof. To make the King's pleasure in behalf of this discharge nowise fail, the said yearly rent of 100l. and all arrears thereof are to be discharged by levying tallies of assignment thereof in the Exchequer or by making allowance thereof upon accompt, and by putting the same out of charge for the future, and the Chancellor of the Duchy is to likewise discharge the said rent of 200l. per an. and all arrears thereof, according to the course and method of the Court of said Duchy. (Royal warrant dated Nov. [sic erratum for Sept.] 30 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Oct. 16 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Oct. 25 hereon to the Auditor for Crown revenues for co. Sussex to forthwith discharge the abovesaid rent of 100l. reserved for the Broyle Park and all arrears thereof, and for the said rent to be for ever hereafter put out of charge.) King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 92, 97-9. Docquet Book, p. 6. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 259.
Authorisation by Treasurer Danby to Thomas Burgesse of Exeter, and Lionel Richardson of London, gent., to search for, stop and seize all tin liable to forfeiture or seizure for being unlawfully embezzled or conveyed away or for non payment of Coinage duty or for not being stamped ; in any ports or places whatsoever : they to proceed against the same as by the law and custom of the Stannaries or of the Exchequer Court is provided : giving notice thereof to Treasurer Danby and to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall : all by reason that by the ancient laws and customs of the Stannaries in Cornwall and Devon, no tin ought to be sold or conveyed out of the Stannaries unless it has paid the Coinage duty to the King, and have the Coinage stamp upon it, Treasurer Danby being informed nevertheless that great frauds and abuses are often practised in embezzling and conveying away of the same without paying the said duty, to the prejudice of the King and of the fair dealers in that commodity, who are undersold by such offenders. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 256-7.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for a commission to issue under the Exchequer seal to Henry Fanshaw, Charles Osborne, Henry Nevill, Esqrs., James Symes, Joseph Embrey and William Carter, gent., to enquire of embezzlements, etc., of prize ships and goods as by the privy seal of Aug. 31 last, supra, p. 1105. Warrants not relating to Money VII. p. 257.
Same from same to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay (and to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the Navy Treasurer's accounts) the sums as follow, amounting to 743l. 3s. 4d. in all for [6 per cent.] interest and [2 per cent.] gratuity on the sum of 26,000l. taken up by said Seymour (in accordance with Treasurer Danby's direction of 1677, Nov. 22) on the credit of tallies on the Customs, viz. : Money Book (General) p. 323.
l. s. d.
Mr. Barnard Turnor, goldsmith, of London, for the interest and gratuity of 10,000l. lent by him from 1677, Oct. 20, to Feb. 23 following 276 3 0
Mr. Thomas Rowe for same of 7,000l. by him lent from 1677, Oct. 20 to March 26 following 240 17 4
Mr. Tho. Kirwood for same of 5,000l. lent from 1677, Oct. 25, to Jan. 29 following 105 4 0
Mr. Joseph Hornby for same of 4,000l. lent from 1677, Oct. 25, to March 12 following 120 19 0
£743 3 4
Money warrant for 125l. to Sir Edward Hales for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension of 500l. per an. Ibid, p. 324.
Same for 125l. to Clara, Countess of Brentford, for one quarter on her pension of 500l. per an. (For letter of direction hereon see under date 1678-9, Feb. 14 infra.) Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order dated Aug. 9 last for 195l. 10s. 0d. to Sydney Godolphin for ordinary and extraordinaries as late Envoy to reside near the Prince of Orange's person : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Ibid.
The like on an order of Oct. 8 inst. for 455l. to Bevill Skelton, Esq., for three months' ordinary to Sept. 25 last as Envoy to the Emperor. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to [the Navy Commissioners]. I enclose to you Sir William Warren's list of bills to be entered in your second book, and to be assigned for payment. I desire you to proceed to despatch him [Warron] preserving in your own hands the said list, and his undertaking thereon to deliver up bills in his own name to clear the remainder of imprests charged upon him. This Treasurer Danby believes to be the most regular way of ending this business, and by me recommends it to your care and despatch. Out Letters (General) p. 328.
Charles Bertie to the Speaker [of the House of Commons, i.e., Edward Seymour in his capacity as Treasurer of the Navy]. There are 26 bills which were formerly writ upon towards the clearing of Sir William Warren's imprests, which are now assigned for payment out of such money as shall be paid over to you by Treasurer Danby['s order] for that purpose, amounting in the whole to about 658l. These [bills] Treasurer Danby desires may be satisfied out of wine bonds in your hands or out of the money received or to be received thereon ; reserving the residue of such bonds and money for such other uses as Treasurer Danby shall direct. Out Letters (General) p. 328.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer (forthwith, notwithstanding any former order or restriction whatsoever) 790l. to be issued to the Master of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid.
Same to same to bring into the Exchequer 73l. for Sir Thomas Daniell : with respect to the weekly payments. Ibid, p. 329.
Oct. 17. Mr. Lestrange Symms [Symes], Comptroller of the Tents, Toyls, etc., desires that no money may be paid to Sir William Bowles for the service of that [his] Office till he have notice at Monsieur Frontine's house in Buckingham Street in York Buildings. Caveat Book, p. 36.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the landing, Customs free, of the baggage and goods of her Royal Highness the Lady Anne, Duchess of Monmouth and their retinue and servants arrived on board the Mary, Charlotte and Navy yachts. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 128.
Same from same to same to inspect and deliver, Customs free, at the Earl of Dunbarton's lodgings in Suffolk Street his baggage (books excepted if there be any) ; same comprising his coach, calash, 16 mules, 12 horses, clothing, household stuff, a field bed, 6 cases of pistols and a suit of armour, etc., brought over from France, some thereof landed at Dover and the rest on board the Cleveland yacht. Ibid.
Same from same to same to employ Richard Peake as weighing porter, London port, loco Richard Cother, resigned. Ibid, p. 130.
Same from same to same to repay to Thomas Pilkinton, of London, merchant, 17l. 17s. 3d. being overpaid by him, according to the Book of Rates, on 250 barrels of wood ashes which he entered and paid Customs on at 6s. per Last of 12 barrels to the Last, according to the Book of Rates, but the landwaiters refusing to deliver the said ashes, alleging they were liable to seizure for short entry, because they were not entered at 211 cwt. 10 lb. to the Last, whereupon the merchant's servant paid Custom accordingly, viz., 23l. 6s. 0d. whereas at 12 barrels to the Last the same amounted to but 5l. 18s. 9d., so that he overpaid as above : the Customs Commissioners having enquired into the practice of the port and found that wood ashes of the same quality have paid Custom at 12 barrels to the Last, and not otherwise. Ibid.
Reference from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Euclid Speidel for a salary for registering the duplicates of Irish wool cocquets and sending copies thereof to the ports of discharge in England and [for] corresponding to Ireland. Our Letters (Customs) IV. p. 131.
Charles Bertie to Mr. Kingdon. Treasurer Danby desires you to pay to the Earl of Dunbarton or to Sir Patience Ward for his Lordship's [Dunbarton's] use the further sum of 500l. which the Lord Treasurer will take care shall be allowed upon your [Army] account, as the other sums are, which you disbursed for the Earl of Dunbarton. Out Letters (General) p. 329.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. There is a bill of imprest granted to Sir Denis Gauden and partners for 410l. 6s. 4¾d. and assigned for payment by the Navy Board out of such moneys as the Lord Treasurer shall appoint. Treasurer Danby desires it may be paid out of the weekly money to the Navy, out of the 500l. a week over and above the 2,000l. a week next after Mr. Kent [the Customs Cashier] shall be satisfied his sum disbursed for pressing of seamen. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. There is a bill of Sir Robt. Southwell's for victuals, etc., issued to the king's ships at Kinsale amounting to about 277l., which you are directed to assign for payment out of the 500l. a week, etc., ut supra. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths for 337l. 10s. 0d. for one quarter on Mris. Hamilton's pensions of 500l. per an. for herself and 850l. per an. for her children. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy. By my direction signified by my Secretary [Charles Bertie] 1676, Aug. 1, and Sept. 30, you have left 457l. 10s. 0d. in the hands of the following persons upon the advance of money to you for the service of the Navy : [same being] to secure to them [the said persons] the interest and gratuity of the sums lent by them, and which [loans] were so much less than the full value of the securities deposited with them. You stand charged with the said sum in the Exchequer, which [sum however] will be accompted for by the [said] respective lenders as follows, viz., 120l. left in the hands of Sir John Banks and deducted out of 6,000l. undertaken to be lent by him in July, 1676, upon the credit of a tally for that sum struck by you upon the Customs ; and 337l. 10s. 0d. left in the hands of William Turner, Esq., and deducted out of 5,000l. undertaken to be lent by him in Sept., 1676, upon the credit of a tally for that sum struck by you upon the Excise. The present warrant is to approve your so doing and [is further] to direct that the said sums amounting to 457l. 10s. 0d. be allowed to you by the Auditors of the Imprests upon your Navy account accordingly : "charging yourself in the front of your ledger with what shall be saved of the said sum and repaid to you." Money Book (General) p. 324.
Money warrant for 9l. 2s. 6d. to Sir William Bishop for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 1s. a day as serjeant at arms attending the House of Commons ; and also for 41l. 1s. 3d. to same as a reward for his service for attending said House for said time as by the patent of 1660, Sept. 28, to make his said fee equal with the fees and allowances of the rest of the Serjeants at Arms. (Charles Bertie dated Dec. 4 to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of the small branches of the revenue now in the Exchequer.) Money Book (General) p. 325. Out Letters (General) p. 349.
Same for 364l. to Sir Martin Westcombe for six months to Sept. 23 last on his ordinary of 40s. a day as his Majesty's Agent at Cadiz. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 19 on an order dated Nov. 13 drawn hereon : same to be hereby satisfied by levying tallies on the Customs. Charles Bertie dated Nov. 20 to the Customs Cashier to pay said tally in its course according to date, and if you shall in the meantime advance the same you are to be allowed 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity for the time and sum.) Money Book (General) pp. 325, 337. Out Letters (General) p. 341.
Same for 13l. 13s. 9d. to James Davies, Esq., for one year on his patent fee of 9d. a day as keeper of his Majesty's standing Wardrobe at Windsor. Money Book (General) p. 325.
Same for 30l. to Mrs. Ursula Elliott, widow, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on her pension of 60l. per an. (Charles Bertie dated Nov. 2 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum which the Customs Cashier has paid into the Exchequer.) Ibid, p. 325. Out Letters (General) p. 336.
Same for 250l. each to the following Gentlemen of the Bedchamber for last Michaelmas quarter on their pensions of 1,000l. per an. each, viz. (payable out of the Exchequer), Thomas, Earl of Ossory, Robert, Earl of Manchester, Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Robert, Earl of Sunderland and Christopher, Duke of Albemarle and (payable out of the Customs), Henry, Duke of Newcastle, Robert, Earl of Lindsey and Aubrey, Earl of Oxford. (Charles Bertie dated Nov. 18 to[the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay 250l. each to said Earls of Manchester, Dorset, Ossory and Sunderland. Same dated [? Nov. 20] to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. each to the rest of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, viz., Duke of Newcastle, and Earls of Oxford, Lindsey and Suffolk.) Money Book (General) p. 325. Out Letters (General) pp. 342, 345.
Same for 125l. each to the following twelve Grooms of the Bedchamber for same quarter of their several pensions of 500l. each, viz., George Rodney Bridges, Henry Guy, Henry Savile, Richard Lane, Robert Phillips, Edward Progers, Thomas Killegrew, Bernard Grenvile, George Porter, Henry Seymour, David Walter, Thomas Felton. (Charles Bertie dated [? Nov. 20] to the Customs Cashier to pay ten of the same, the names of Guy and Savile being omitted.) Money Book (General) p. 325. Out Letters (General) p. 345.
Oct. 18. Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their representation of the 14th inst. (1) Your solicitor is to attend the Attorney General for his advising a course to be taken to reform the encroachments and annoyances upon the keys and wharfes belonging to the Custom House. (2) You are to examine the particulars of Mr. Flory's bill of 18l. 5s. 11d. demanded by him for charges in executing the commission at Poole and in attending you to be examined on Mr. Younger's complaint. (3) My secretary [Charles Bertie] is to call upon Mr. Walker to clear his brother's account as collector at Exeter for whom he is security. (4) You are to give Mr. Younger all fitting countenance and despatch in receiving his informations and evidence against the officers and merchants of Poole : and as soon as the whole matter is before you, report to me so that further course may be had thereupon. (5) You are to give warrant to the Receiver General of the Customs to pay to Edward Randolph, collector, surveyor and searcher of his Majesty's duties in New England, what is due to him on his salary of 100l. per an. which was directed to be settled on him by my warrant of June 12 last : and for the future his said salary is to be inserted in the general establishment of the salaries of the officers of his Majesty's Customs and the quarter bills thereof are to be paid by the Customs Cashier, London, till further order "which [further order] I intend to give when a revenue shall arise in that country out of which it [such salary] may be paid." Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 129.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Lee (a tidesman extraordinary, London port) as a tidesman in fee, loco Thomas Fitz, deceased.
Rich. Allen as a tidesman, ibid, loco Jonathan Heyrick, who declines that employment.
Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 131.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 30l. into the Exchequer for Mris. Ursula Elliott notwithstanding any former restriction. Out Letters (General) p. 330.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Samuel Kingdon to continue the payment to James, Duke of Monmouth, for two years from 1678-9, Jan. 1, of the remainder of the 220,000l. per an. which was authorised by the privy seal of 1675-6, Feb. 17, as the establishment for the Guards, Garrisons and contingencies thereof, viz., such remainder as shall be unexpended after the payment of the said Guards, Garrisons and contingencies : the King having formerly been given to understand that the pay of the said Guards and Garrisons did not amount to above 212,000l. or thereabouts, for which reason the King out of his royal affection for his said dearly beloved son, and in consideration of his many good services did by warrant dated 1677, Sept. 20, authorise such payment to him of such unexpended balance for two years from 1676-7, Jan. 1 : which arrangement the present warrant continues for another two years. King's Warrant Book VI. p. 95.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay his fee of 52l. per an. as a king's waiter London port what is due thereon and as same shall hereafter grow due. (Charles Bertie to same to pay said Tallman 26l. for half a year to Sept. 29 last on said fee ; paying same with respect to the weekly payments.) Money Book (General) p. 326. Out Letters (General) p. 330.
Letter of direction on 1,000l. 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 the Customs. Money Book (General) p. 326.
Same on an order dated July 21 last for 182l. to John Brisbane as Secretary to the Embassy in France, and on an order of Aug. 13 last for 290l. to same as Agent for soliciting merchants' affairs in the Court of France : both to be satisfied ut supra. Ibid.
Oct. 19. Declaration by Treasurer Danby of the removal, revocation and discharge of the suspension by which by order of the Treasury Lords of date 1671, July 15, Samuel Dering was suspended from the execution of his office of Receiver General of Crown Revenues in Suffolk and Cambridge for not making up and prosecuting the accounts of his receipt by which order of suspension Thomas Cawood was constituted in his place. The said Cawood being now dead, and the said Dering having produced a certificate dated the 6th inst. under the hand of Auditor John Phelips that he has fully cleared his account and paid all that was due thereon, his said suspension is therefore hereby removed, and he is admitted to the execution of said office, notwithstanding the authority given the 3rd inst. to John Smith, gent., to execute said office, which authority is hereby revoked. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 257.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to William Killegrew, Customs free, three guns belonging to him and lately come from Holland on board the Charlotte, Capt. Saunders commander, same having been seized by Paul Badcock, a tidesman London port. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 132.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 500l. into the Exchequer for Secretary Williamson next week, and 500l. the week following : notwithstanding any former restriction. Out Letters (General) p. 330.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 61l. to Alexander Younger, gent., for his charges and expense in making a discovery of (and in attending the execution of a commission which was sent down to enquire into) certain frauds and abuses committed in the Customs by several officers and others in the port of Poole and members. (Charles Bertie to same to satisfy same : "but because I have already advanced him 40l. of the money, I desire you to pay him only 21l., but take his discharge for the whole, and pay the 40l. to Mr. Segar for my use.") Money Book (General) p. 326. Out Letters (General) p. 330.
Letter of direction on 2,000l. in further part of the order of Sept. 28 last for 20,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due in March, 1679. Money Book (General) p. 326.
Oct. 21. Charles Bertie [to the Auditor of the Receipt] for a tally [? on the Excise], and same to [? the Excise Receivers] to pay said tally, for 50l. to Mr. Proger for a quarter on his pension. Out Letters (General) p. 330.
Same to the Customs Cashier to satisfy in their course two tallies for respectively 290l. and 182l. to Mr. Brisbane : and if you think fit to advance the money, Treasurer Danby will allow you 8 per cent. interest from the time of such advance till the tallies become payable in course. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to send to the Auditor for (and to rate) a particular of the tolls of cattle in the borough of Knighton, co. Radnor, with a view to a lease thereof to Serjeant James Beck for 31 years from 1678, Sept. 29, at the yearly rent of 13s. 4d.
Prefixing : (a) note of said Beck's petition with reference thereon dated Aug. 30 last to the said Surveyor General ; (b) said Surveyor General's report dated Sept. 19 thereon. The said tolls have been formerly let at 13l. 6s. 8d., but the last grant thereof was by letters patent from the late King James, dated 1603, May 20, to Thomas Mesey and Thomas Purcell, gent., for the lives of Mathew Mesey and William Blondon for the longer liver of them without rent, both of whom, the Auditor is informed, are dead. The other parcels [desired by Beck] the Auditor cannot readily find, but being small, he conceives some of them may have been granted with greater things and others passed out in fee, so that until they can be better ascertained by the records or set out by inquisition or certificate from some of the tenants of the manor of Knighton or other knowing persons inhabiting near thereto, there cannot conveniently be any grant made thereof. As to the said tolls of cattle in Knighton they seem to be out of lease, and fell but very lately into the King's hands (though 'tis above 75 years since said grant for the lives of Mesey and Blondon, the last whereof, the petitioner alleges, died but last month) and are certified by the Parliament's survey in 1650 to be of such cattle as are brought up to or sold in the market of Knighton once a week, and at two fairs there in a year, the tolls whereof were then valued at 20l. per an. : "but I am informed they are not so much worth now, being since much impaired by making many grasiers and others free burgesses of that town which exempts them from paying of toll." A lease may be granted of them to petitioner, no relation of the last lessees suing for them.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 258.
Oct. 22. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 750l. into the Exchequer for the Clerks of the Privy Council : notwithstanding any former restriction. Out Letters (General) p. 330.
Same to same to pay (with respect to the weekly payments) 127l. to Alderman Backwell for half a year on his salary [as Comptroller of Customs London port]. Ibid, p. 331.
Oct. 23. Same to same to pay 1,125l. to the Duke of Lauderdale for a quarter and half a quarter on his pension : "do this immediately after the weekly payments" [are satisfied]. 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. for last Sept. 29 quarter on Sir Thomas Howard of Suffolk's pension. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kingdon. In your settlement [the assignment to you] of 50,000l. on the advance [money from the Farmers] of the Hearthmoney you have an allowance for 3,273l. 7s. 4d. which when received by you you are to pay over to Mr. Cornwall Bradshaw upon [an] order in his hands for the Leeward Islands ; which said orders shall have [clauses of] directions upon them [as follows, viz.] to be satisfied out of the said advance in lieu of the like value of your orders : and so the giving up the proper orders into the Exchequer will make the proceeding in this matter regular. Ibid.
Oct. 24. Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners concerning the eight tons of gum Seneca desired to be imported by Adam Gronen. Remembering the former motives for permission for similar importations Treasurer Danby thinks you need not have deferred the execution of his warrant for this parcel for want of knowing his Majesty's pleasure which his Lordship had so particularly signified to you ; and I am to desire your speedy compliance with the said warrant. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 132.
Same to the Auditor of the [Receipt] for tallies on the Excise [and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies] for 2,000l. for a quarter on the Duke of Monmouth's pension. Out Letters (General) p. 332.
Same to same for like tallies, and to same for payment thereof, for 125l. for last Michaelmas quarter of Col. Thomas Howard's and his sister's pension. Ibid.
Same to same for like tallies and to same for payment thereof, for 375l. for a quarter on the Earl of Ranelagh's pension and 250l. for the like on Lord Hatton's pension. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay off Sir Thomas Higgons's tally of 1,365l. in course : and if you will advance the money on same Treasurer Danby will allow you 8 per cent. interest till repayment [in course]. Ibid.
Same to same to bring in 125l. into the Exchequer with respect to the weekly payments : to be issued to Mr. Henry Savile on his pension, not as Groom of the Bedchamber. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 790l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe on any unsatisfied orders in his name ; the same being to provide linen for the King ; and the Customs Cashier has brought in or will speedily bring in money for that purpose. Ibid.
Oct. 25. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the import, Customs free, of the Earl of Ossory's equipage lately come from Holland, viz., 1 coach, 25 horses, 2 field waggons, 12 male trunks, etc., 2 small casks of Rhenish wine. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 132.
Same from same to same to permit Thomas Lewis to transport four horses to Bordeaux on payment of duty, notwithstanding any order to the contrary. Ibid.
Same from same to same to permit the import, Customs free, of four horses by James Banks in the ship Four Brothers, from Hamburg Ibid, p. 133.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship Resolution, Peter Tucker master, belonging to John Gold and others, of London, merchants ; said ship having sailed 18 months since for the Straits from London port with the full complement of English seamen, and being about four months since at Leghorn, ten of his said English seamen for fear of being taken by the Turks deserted him and went on board his Majesty's frigate Saphire, from whence the said master could not prevail with them to return nor could he supply himself with other English seamen, and had to take in eight foreigners to bring her home. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 133.
Same from same to same to discharge the seizure of the ship Black Cock, of London, Henry Robinson master, who sailed from London regularly manned for Rochelle and thence to Riga, where one of his men ran away ; and thence to Bordeaux, and thence to Bourneff [Bourgneuf] in France, and thence by extremity of weather he was forced into Plymouth where the Merlin yacht pressed two of his men, [there] he took in two Englishmen in their places whom he discharged in the Downs and took in there five other Englishmen bound for Amsterdam ; there eight men left him, and then being bound for Stockholm, and not able to get any Englishmen, he was forced to take in six strangers to sail his ship, and so returned to London with eight English and six strangers ; his ship returning laden with pitch and tar. The ship is to be discharged, but her lading is to remain liable to the payment of such Customs and duties as by law are due for goods imported in such a ship so [improperly] navigated. Ibid.
Sir John Kirke desires that no order or warrant for payment of any money to Mr. Thomas Killegrew may be given out till he have notice ; Mr. Killegrew having assigned all his pensions and other payments out of the Exchequer to [said] Sir John for satisfaction of a great debt. Caveat Book, p. 36.
Mr. David Wood, a Gentleman of the Guard, petitions the King for 200l. which Mris. Dorothy Skipwith his kinswoman, a papist, gave as a legacy to Roman Catholic churches beyond sea ; the same being forfeited to the King by law. The King referred him to the Lord Treasurer ; and the Attorney General having drawn up an information in the case, Mr. Wood desires the same [forfeited legacy] may not be given to any other person whilst he is re-covering the same by due course of law. And if any application be made for it [he desires] that he may have notice at the Guard House [he] being one of the King's troop. Ibid.
Money warrant dormant for the yearly sum of 500l. to Thomas Turner, Esq., or his assigns during pleasure ; as by the privy seal of Aug. 31 last. Money Book (General) p. 327.
Letter of direction on 5,000l. in further part of an order dated Sept. 28 last for 20,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Excise. Ibid, p. 326.
Money warrant for 750l. to the Earl of Bath for a quarter on his yearly pensions of 1,000l. (in lieu of liveries) and 2,000l. (in lieu of plate) as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Charles Bertie dated Oct. 28 to bring said 750l. into the Exchequer, and same dated? Nov. 20 to same to pay the tallies for this sum this day directed to be struck upon the Customs.) Money Book (General) p. 327. Out Letters (General) pp. 333, 345.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay to abovesaid Earl of Bath 500l. for a quarter on his pension of 2,000l. per an. [out of the Customs] as Groom, etc., ut supra. (Charles Bertie dated Oct. 28 to the Customs Cashier to pay same.) Money Book (General) p. 327. Out Letters (General) p. 333.
Same dormant from same to same to pay Ellis Lloyd the fee of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter, London port ; as same is already due and shall from time to time hereafter grow due. Money Book (General) p. 327.
Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension of 500l. per an. Ibid, p. 328.
Same for 100l. to Dame Anne Windham for same on same of 400l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to William Chiffinch for same on same [of 200l. per an.] as Keeper of his Majesty's Closet. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to John Pottenger, Esq., for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Comptroller of the Great Roll of the Pipe. (Charles Bertie dated Dec. 4 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of the small branches of the revenue now in the Exchequer.) Ibid, p. 328. Out Letters (General) p. 349.
Same for 38l. 6s. 8d. to Timothy Whitfield for same on his fee of 76l. 13s. 4d. as Clerk of the Foreign Estreats. (Like letter ut supra.) Money Book (General) p. 328. Out Letters (General) p. 349.
Same for 16l. 13s. 4d. to the Fellows and Scholars of Emanuel College, Cambridge, for one year to the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, [Dec. 21], 1677, on their perpetuity. Money Book (General) p. 328.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 30,000l. on any unsatisfied orders in the name of the Treasurer of the Navy : for the service of the Navy ; to be by levying tallies on the Customs. Ibid, p. 327.
Letter of direction on 275l. remaining unpaid on an order dated 1673, Dec. 13, for 915l. to Thomas Henshaw for six months' ordinary to 1673, Oct. 18, as Envoy Extraordinary in Denmark. Ibid, p. 328.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies of pro to be levied from time to time on the Excise for the annuity or yearly rent or sum of 275l. 11s. 8d. granted to Sir Edmond Turnor, Kt., his heirs and assigns for ever by the patent of Aug. 8 last as from March 25 last, "which yearly sum the said Sir Edmund Turnor has desired may be satisfied by levying tallies of pro according to the direction of the said letters patent." Ibid.
Money warrant for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode for a quarter's ordinary of 50s. a day from July 19 last to the 18th inst., as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 12 on an order dated Nov. 6 drawn hereon : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Charles Bertie dated Nov. 6 to the Customs Cashier to pay said tallies in their course according to date : and if you will in the mean time advance the said sum, Treasurer Danby will allow you 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity for same.) Money Book (General) pp. 329, 335. Out Letters (General) p. 337.
Same dormant for the annuity or yearly pension of 300l. to William Fryer, gent., as already grown due and as same shall hereafter grow due. Money Book (General) p. 329.
Money warrant for 100l. to (Lieut.) Col. John Romsey for half a year of his pension of 200l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1669, Nov. 20 out of that part of the Queen's portion remaining unsatisfied : same to be satisfied by tallies on Edward Backwell as Receiver General of the said portion. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 750l. for one quarter on the Lord Privy Seal's pension of 3,000l. per an., viz., in full for Christmas quarter last, and in part for last Lady day quarter. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to same for last Lady day quarter's diet money the 360l. which the Customs Cashier is to bring into the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) p. 333.
Oct. 28. Reference from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Robert Bradshaw waiter and searcher at Bourn and Pevensey, praying to be removed to be riding surveyor at Chichester. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 134.
Warrant from same to same to deliver to John Peters, of London, merchant, a bale containing 25 pieces of camlets, he giving security to return them to Rotterdam, paying Custom ad valorem and drawing back half subsidy at exportation : the said merchant having on Aug. 8 [last] on behalf of himself and Company informed the Customs Commissioners that the said camlets were shipped at Rotterdam by mistake on board the Griffin, Derrick Reymes master, same being really designed for Italy ; desiring that on their arrival they might be put into the King's warehouse and carried back in the same ship to Rotterdam : the said Commissioners not being able to grant permission for re-export without Custom being first paid, but the said camlets being made of or mixed with wool, are in strictness liable to pay 15d. per yeard Custom, which is near as much as the goods are worth. Ibid, p. 135.
Same from same to same to permit the landing, Customs free, of the equipage (goods and baggage) of the Duke of Monmouth, same being imported from Flushing on the Katherine yacht. Ibid, p. 134.
The like warrant for the equipage and baggage of Robert, Earl of Sunderland, Ambassador Extraordinary to France, to be landed out of Portsmouth yacht in which they are imported.
Appending : list of said goods (including a little barrel of honey, deal boxes covered with oiled cloths, straw Dutch hats, etc.).
Ibid.
Money warrant for 389l. to John Brisbane, his Majesty's Agent for Soliciting Merchants' affairs in the Court of France : whereof 364l. is for a quarter's ordinary to Sept. 17 last and 25l. for same quarter's salary to his clerk. (Letter of direction dated Nov. 27 on an order dated Nov. 13 drawn hereon : same to be hereby settled by tallies on the Customs.) Money Book (General) pp. 329, 339
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay John Ady and John Cole, gent., the present Deputy Chamberlains, the allowance of 2s. for every 1,000l. paid into the Exchequer or to any private person on tallies upon account of the Customs and New Impost ; viz., as the same is already due to them at Michaelmas, 1677 : and for the like allowance to them for the future for such tallies as shall be from time to time joined by them in such manner as has been formerly accustomed : the abovesaid fee having been usually allowed to the Tally joiners on every 1,000l. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 330.
Money warrant for 150l. to James Vernon for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his pension of 300l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 38l. to John, Lord Frescheville, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension of 152l. (For letter of direction hereon see infra under date 1678-9, Feb. 18.) Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Peter Davaux, picture drawer in miniature [to the King], for half a year on his pension of 100l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to the heirs and assigns of William, late Earl of Kinnoul, for last Sept. 29 quarter on their annuity of 1,000l. per an., granted by patent of 1672, July 19. Ibid.
Same, dormant, for the salary of 200l. per an. to Sir John Reresby, bart., as his Majesty's Governor of Burlington [Bridlington] as from Lady day last : for what is already grown due thereon, and as same shall grow due quarterly in future. Ibid.
Oct. 29. 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 312l. 10s. 0d. to the Duke of Buckingham for half a quarter on his 2,500l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 333.
Same to same for a tally on the Tenths for 250l. for last Sept. 29 quarter on Visct. Brouncker's pension. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier. Lady Fanshawe's executors have tallies struck on you for 1,950l. You are to satisfy same as follows, viz., 975l., one half thereof at the end of five months, to commence from Michaelmas last and the other 975l. in full thereof at 10 months' end from same date. Ibid.
Same to the Contractors for the Hearthmoney. The King's watermen have received a tally from the Treasurer of the Chamber for 435l. 3s. 11d. stricken upon the [Hearthmoney] payment due [from you] March 15 next. Treasurer Danby desires you will advance the money thereupon, for which you are to be allowed 8 per cent. interest according to his lordship's order of March 7 last. Ibid, p. 335.
Oct. 30. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the importation of, and to deliver to Sir Bernard Gascoigne, Customs free, two or three pieces of silk : same being arrived in the ship Benjamine and Elizabeth, Robert Gilderlesse commander, from Leghorn : and likewise also to permit the export, Customs free, of a little box of ribbans, stockings and other small things of the value of about 90l. being directed to Silvester Rota at Vienna. Out Letters (Customs) IV p. 134.
Same from same to same to permit the landing. Customs free, of 33 horses belonging to the Duke of Monmouth and the Earl of Mulgrave, being returned from Flanders on the Barbara, and Isabella, John Westborne master, and on the John and Rachel, Robert Fox master. Ibid, p. 135.
Charles Bertie to the Speaker [of the House of Commons, i.e., Edward Seymour in his capacity as Treasurer of the Navy]. Treasurer Danby being informed of the necessitous condition of the workmen employed in the Yards, desires you will forthwith advance 14,000l. [out] of the money in your hands [said 14,000l. to be] for payment of the Yards ; and his lordship will take care that you shall be reimbursed out of the loan of 30,000l. to be made by the East India Company. Out Letters (General) p. 334.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring 125l. into the Exchequer for Lord Alington : bringing same in with respect to the weekly payments. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. Treasurer Danby has directed that the 30,000l. borrowed of the East India Company be paid over to you for the service of the Navy. He designs and desires that this money may be applied accordingly ; viz., 14,000l. thereof to pay up the Yards for Lady [day] quarter last (which his Lordship desires may be speedily paid ; 8,000l. for the salaries of the officers of the Navy and half pays to sea officers during their being at sea pay ; 6,000l. for bills of exchange from Leghorn and other foreign parts ; 2,000l. on account of the payment of the quarters and care of sick and wounded seamen, etc. in the last war. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring into the Exchequer 6l. 1s. 8d. for Ri. Welbeck, keeper of his Majesty's stable at Reading. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to receive from Mr. Michaell Wicks tobacco bonds to the sum of 1,000l. and to deliver same to Charles Bertie in discharge of his tallies for 1,000l. for secret service, struck on the Customs. Care is to be taken that the bonds so to be delivered are such as are not likely to be discharged or drawn back by debenture. Money Book (General) p. 329.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute and appoint Anthony Rowe, Nathaniel Johnson, Cornwall Bradshaw, Robert Nott and Thomas Duck, Esqrs., and their survivors and executors to be Collectors, Receivers and Managers of the Hearthmoney for five years from March 25 next upon the considerations and according to the proposa's agreed upon Aug. 17 last ; in pursuance of which agreement the said Rowe and partners have advanced and paid the sum of 10,000l. and the below first mentioned sum of 20,000l. : said agreement being as follows : (1) The term of the management to be for five years as above. (2) Rowe and partners shall before 1678, Aug. 25, deposit 10,000l. as forfeit money in case of default of payment of the advance money ; and shall further advance 140,000l. to be paid as follows, viz., 20,000l. on 1678, Oct. 1, 20,000l. on Nov. 1, 20,000l. on Dec. 1, 15,000l. on 1678-9, Jan. 1, 20,000l. on Feb. 1, 10,000l. on 1679, March 25, and the residue of 35,000l. on 1679, June 24. (3) Rowe and partners to pay 162,000l. per an. to the King by two half yearly payments (in such manner as the present Farmers are obliged to pay their rent) free of all charge of management, office rent and [costs of] ordinary suits at law. (4) They shall have in respect of their charges and pains in managing this revenue 26,000l. per an. ; or in case the said revenue shall not arise to 26,000l. over and above the rent of 162,000l. per an., then they shall have so much as shall arise over and above the said 162,000l. per an. But if the whole revenue exceed the said 162,000l. per an. and the said 26,000l. per an. they shall account for and satisfy the overplus to the King, being allowed 12d. in the £ of the said overplus. (5) They shall within one year after the beginning of their intended management cause to be made and return into the Exchequer Court a perfect survey of all the firehearths and stoves then being, and further shall submit from time to time to such control as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit (in all things touching their accounts and management of the said revenue). (6) They shall be allowed 6 per cent, per an. interest till their advance money be repaid, and shall be allowed for gratuity 4 per cent, from the times of their advance till they enter on their management, and from thence two per cent, till repayment : the interest and gratuity to be deducted out of the half yearly payments [of rent] : and the advance money to be repaid by 70,000l. to be defalked out of the four half yearly payments in the first two years, and 80,000l. residue out of the two half yearly payments of the last year. (7) Such further covenants and clauses to be inserted as are usual and as shall be advised by you [the Attorney or Solicitor General]. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 2 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 104. Docquet Book, p. 11.
Oct. 31. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, the several works following : as said allowance cannot be made until it is signified that such works have been performed by Treasurer Danby's direction and appointment as is required by the privy seal of 1674, July 31 ; it is therefore hereby declared that they were so done : viz., as follows : Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 260.
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The enlargement of the Privy Garden in Whitehall and making the Fountain there, and laying the pipes to carry the water thither 1110 16 11½
Your lordship's [Treasurer Danby's] new lodgings at the Cockpit 1856 5
The pedestal for the brass figure [of Charles I.] at Charing Cross with several other works done about the same 681 9
The lions' house in the Tower 650 0
Finishing Paradise room at Hampton Court 147 0 11
Scowering the rivers and drains at Hampton Court, etc. 108 3 10
New making the Queen's Garden at Denmark House and railing it in with an iron rail, etc. 305 17
Repairing the Pells Tower at Westminster Hall 138 12 6
Paving about St. James's Park, the Mews and both palaces 313 12 7
The Theatre at Whitehall 335 5
Pepairing the roof at the Court of Wards 213 14
Making the new store cistern at St. James's 373 17
Building a wall for his Royal Highness [the Duke of York] at St. James's for enclosing his garden next his new built lodgings and lowering the wall next the Park and making a balcony for his Highness, etc., and making the walls for the Terrace walk there and several drains about the Garden there 589 16 7
For Lady Mary's and Lady Ann's lodgings at St. James's 923 7
The Lord Privy Seal's lodgings next the Court of Request 145 5
The Plantations at St. James's, Hampton Court and Greenwich Parks 207 14 8
The Guard House in St. James's, Park 263 0
Wainscotting his Majesty's chapel with carving and gilding there 324 12
The repairs and alterations of the lodgings of the Clerk of the Kitchen to his Royal Highness [the Duke of York] in St. James's 152 18 0
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Hugh May, Comptroller of the Works, authorising and directing him to use all care and diligence for the doing and completing the following works which the King has commanded to be done and completed at Windsor Castle, and for which he has directed a monthly allowance to be made. The moneys coming to your hands for the said works are not to be diverted to any other use on any pretence whatever.
Appending : schedule of said works to be done at Windsor Castle :
(1) Taking down the ruinous Tower next the Duke of York's lodgings and building it up again larger than now it is, for lodgings for the Lady Anne ; and enlarging and making longer the Terrace walk by the said building.
(2) Making a pair of stairs from the Terrace into the park and finishing the Terrace wall there and the wall before the new building.
(3) Repairing the great Towers belonging to the Greencloth and making windows answerable to the rest and dividing them into several lodgings fit for the Greencloth.
(4) Taking down St. George's Hall to the stoole of the windows and building it up again with a new roof and windows uniform to the rest of the building.
(5) To make a handsome gate of iron at the chief entrance under the clock.
(6) To pave the large court and the court before the Queen's lodgings.
(7) To make a pedestal for the statue of his Majesty on horseback, according to a model approved of by his Majesty.
(8) Signor Verrio to paint the Queen's lodgings and the two large staircases leading to the King and Queen's apartment.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 261.