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August 1679, 11-20

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'Entry Book: August 1679, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 6: 1679-1680 (1913), pp. 178-189. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83503 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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August 1679

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Aug. 11.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear or to supersede process against John Lloyd, late sub-collector of Hearthmoney for co. Norfolk, for three years ended 1669, Lady day. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 59.
The like to similarly forbear process against Roger Higgs, late Receiver of Hearthmoney for co. Middlesex: there being 121l. 4s. 9d. due upon his account as against which he and his officers have been at charges in suits for recovering Hearth-money, and said Higgs having further assigned several debts to the King to meet his said debt. Ibid, p. 60.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the 3,600l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer this week. Money Book, pp. 167, 168, 173.
Likewise 500l. to same to be paid over to the Victuallers of the Navy: to be paid out of same.
Likewise 1,000l. to same to be applied to the payment of tickets: to be paid out of the 4,000l. Excise surplus money, ut infra, p. 179.
The like for 500l. to Sir George Wharton, Treasurer of the office of Ordnance: to be by him paid over to the gunmakers: to be issued out of the 4,000l. Excise surplus, ut infra, p. 179. Ibid, pp. 173, 174.
Likewise 1,000l. to same, being intended for fortifications: to be paid out of same.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Isaac Le Gouch (by virtue of the privy seal of 1677, December 19): as in full satisfaction for a jewel of that value which was given to Count Egmont, Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Spain: as by the certificate of the 7th inst. from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain. (Money order dated August 7 [sic doubtless erratum for August 12] hereon.) Ibid, p. 168. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 34.
Same for 400l. to Sir Jonathan Atkins for half a year to June 24 last on his 800l. per an. as Governor of Barbados: to be by tallies on the Four and a Half per cent. duties in Barbados. (Money order dated August 13 hereon.) Money Book, p. 169. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 34.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Collectors of the Tenths of the Clergy as follow for 212l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth Hamilton. widow of James Hamilton, for last Christmas on the 850l. per an. for her sons James, George and William, and 125l. for last Lady day quarter on the 500l. to herself. Money Book, pp. 169–70.
Money warrant for 66l. 13s. 4d. and 22l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of Clement Spelman, late Fifth Baron of the Exchequer, being respectively for half a year to Lady day last on his two several fees of 100 marks each, and for Michaelmas, Easter and Hilary terms last on his termly fees of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 6s. 8d. Ibid, p. 170.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,500l. to Sir Stephen Fox on either of the orders for 11,600l. and 4,400l. of the 6th inst., ut supra, pp. 169–70: to be as imprest for the use or uses therein respectively stated: to be issued out of the 4,000l. which the Excise Commissioners are directed to pay into the Exchequer this week as part of the surplus of Excise for one year to June 24 last. Ibid, p. 171.
Aug. 11.Money warrant for 1,250l. to Mris. Eleanor Gwynn for last June 24 quarter on her annuity of 5,000l. for the support of herself and the Earl of Burford. (Money order dated August 8 [sic doubtless erratum for August 13] hereon.) Money Book, p. 171. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 35.
Treasury warrant to Edward Nicholas, Esq., Receiver General of the Alienation Office, to pay the charges, as follows, for the Office of Alienation for 1678, Trinity term; and for the future to pay same as they shall grow due with incidents according to former precedents. Money Book, p. 172.
Prefixing: note of said office charges: five Commissioners 40l. each (viz., Peregrine Bertie, Sir Edmund Turner, Edward Courthop, Charles Middleton, Percival Brunskell) the Receiver (Edward Nicholas) 40l., one Master of Chancery (Richard Courthop) 20l., two clerks (Henry Clark, Samuel Rhodes) 5l. each, incidents 80l. 6s. 7d. (total 354l. 6s. 7d.).
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the import, Customs free, of the following, sent to James Vernon from Brussels by Sir Richard Bulstrode (the Customs thereon according to your report of the 31st ult. amounting to 51l.), viz., three cases containing 52 pictures with frames and 10 pictures without frames, 2 cases containing 72 pieces of gilt leather hangings (being for private use) and a case of damask and linen: "and that the tents, drums and other necessaries for soldiers be delivered Customs free as you propose in your said report." Out Letters (Customs), p. 88.
Aug. 13.Letter of direction on an order of July 31 last for 1,300l. to Sir William Godolphin, ut supra, p. 152: same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Farmers' rent payable 1680, September 19. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 35.
The like direction on an order of June 17 last, ut supra, pp. 79–81, for 2,113l. 6s. 5d. to Sir John Werden. Ibid.
The like direction on an order of July 24 last, ut supra, p. 135, for 639l. 15s. 6d. to Sir Peter Wych. Ibid, pp. 35–6.
Money order for 76l. 2s. 6d. to John Lawrance, without account, for fitting and accomodating the rooms belonging to the late Star Chamber for trial of the money in the Pyx of the Mint and the charges of entertaining the officers and jury of goldsmiths attending that service on June 14 last according to customs heretofore. Ibid, p. 36.
Treasury warrant to George Dashwood and partners. Farmers or Managers of Excise, to pay to the Excise Commissioners the 20,000l. remaining unpaid of your 50,000l. instalment due on or before September 29 next of your advance money as by your contract of March 13 last. Hereupon you are to have tallies levied in the Exchequer for your repayment. Money Book, p. 174.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to execute the warrants as follow for repayment of moneys lent by Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe. The Treasury warrant of June 3 last, supra, p. 76, directed 2,000l. per week to be paid to said Kent and Charles Duncomb up to a total of 22,000l. in repayment of the like sum lent by them for paying off ships. The like warrant of June 19 last, supra, p. 102, directed repayment to them of a further 50,000l. which they agreed to advance for paying off ships, etc. Afterwards when the said Kent and Duncomb had advanced and paid 32,600l. (part of the said 50,000l.) to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, it was thought fit that the balance of 17,400l. should be by them advanced as follows, viz., 12,105l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for several uses of the Navy, 3,840l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for several uses of the Ordnance, 955l. to Henry Sidney, Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the States General, and 500l. to Prince Rupert on his pension; whereupon the Treasury warrant of July 17 last, ut supra, pp. 134–5 directed the issue of the said 12,105l., 3,840l. and 955l. to the said persons accordingly, to be paid over to said Kent and Duncomb in satisfaction of the like sums to be by them advanced as aforesaid. The abovesaid several warrants are hereby to be executed according to the respective directions therein. Further said Duncomb and Kent have agreed to advance 4,000l. more for the Navy. It is therefore hereby ordered that out of such moneys as shall be paid into the Exchequer by Richard Kent [in his capacity as Customs Cashier and] upon his account of Customs (over and above the 3,600l. per week which he is to pay in for the Navy and Privy Purse) 4,000l. be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy, to be by him paid over to said Kent and Duncomb in satisfaction of said sum to be so by them advanced. Ibid, pp. 175–7.
Aug. 13.Money warrant for 500l. to Thomas, Earl of Ossory, for half a year to Christmas last on his annuity as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber: to be by tallies on the Anthony Rowe on their half year's Hearthmoney farm rent due 1680, September 19. Money Book, p. 178.
The like for same to the following as same, "who were formerly paid out of the Customs, and now by tally as above, viz., Robert, Earl of Manchester, Charles, Earl of Dorset, Christopher, Duke of Albemarle.
The like for same each to Henry, Duke of Newcastle, for half a year to Lady day last as a same; John, Earl of Rochester, for same to 1678, June 24; Robert, Earl of Lindsey, for same to 1678, Christmas; Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, and Robert, Earl of Sunderland, for same to 1679, Lady day, James, Earl of Suffolk, for same to 1678, Christmas.
The like for 1,000l. to John, Earl of Bath, for same to Lady day last as Groom of the Stole: to be by tallies ut supra.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. each to the following Serjeants at Arms for half a year each ended on the dates stated, on their fee of 3s. a day and allowance of 2s. 6d. a day for boardwages and to be by tallies ut supra, viz., Richard Thorne (Christmas, 1674), John Middleton (fee to 1673, September 29, boardwages to 1672, Lady day), Thomas Payne (fee to 1676, June 24, boardwages to 1676, September 29), Robert Gyde (1676, June 24), Edmund Williamson 1679. (1672, June 24), Orlando Fitz Symonds (fee to 1669, Christmas, boardwages to 1670, Christmas), William Mease (1678, June 24), George Smith (1674, Christmas), Sir James Norfolk (1673, Michaelmas), Edward Hatch (1676, February 29), John Templer (1677, June 19). Ibid, p. 179.
Aug. 13.Money warrant for the following sums to the King's musicians, being in each case for half a year's fee or salary to the dates respectively stated: to be by tallies ut supra, viz., Nicholas Staggins 100l. and 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1678, September 28, and 1675, November 5, respectively, Henry Gregory 30l. to 1669, June 24, Charles Evans 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1672, Lady day, Robert Strong 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1672, Christmas, John Gamble 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1669, June 24, John Clements 20l. to 1673, Lady day, Edward Hooton 20l. to 1672, September 29, Robert Blagrave 29l. 7s. 1d. to 1668, Christmas, Anthony Robart 20l. to 1670, Christmas, Francis Cruys 20l. to 1675, Lady day, Simon Hopper 30l. to 1669, Midsummer, Isaac Staggins 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1670, Midsummer, John Harding 20l. to 1670, Michaelmas, Thomas Heywood 50l. to 1678, Lady day, Thomas Purcell 100l. and 10l. to 1675, Michaelmas, on two fees, John Blow 20l. to 1672, Christmas, 20l. to 1671, Lady day, on another fee, 24l. to 1674, Lady day, on another fee, 20l. to 1673, Christmas, on another fee, Richard Dorney 10l. to 1675, Midsummer, William Turner 30l. to 1674, Michaelmas, Alphonso Marsh 20l. to 1674, Lady day, William Clayton 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1669, Lady day, 33l. 1s. 3d. to 1671, Midsummer, on another fee, 20l. to 1674, Midsummer, on another fee, Thomas Blagrave 20l. 4s. 7d. to 1670. Christmas, Edmund Flower 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1677, Michaelmas, John Singleton 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1670, Christmas, Henry Hawes 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1674, Michaelmas ("Joseph Fashien hath this place"), Edward Dyer 20l. to 1678, Lady day, Francis Garard, 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1678, Lady day, Richard Robinson 30l. 1s. 3d. to 1678, Michaelmas, Thomas Bates 45l. to 1673, Michaelmas, on two fees of 50l. and 40l. per an. ("William Gregory hath these places"), Thomas Lanier 33l. 14s. 7d. to 1674, Midsummer, Theophilus Fitz 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1672, Lady day, Nath. Watkins 20l. to 1670, Lady day, John Banister 55l. to 1673, Christmas ("Tho. Farmor and Robt. King have this place"), John Mason's executors 23l. 5s. 5d. to 1668, Christmas, John Lilly 20l. to 1674, Michaelmas ("Flower Edwd. hath this place"), Humphry Madge 43l. 6s. 4d. to 1671, Christmas, and 1670, Michaelmas, on two fees of 40l. and 46l. 12s. 8d. ("Crouch and Aldworth" [have these places]), John Goodgroome 20l. to 1671, Michaelmas, John Jenkins 20l. to 1670, Michaelmas, Phillip Beckett 30l. 1s. 3d. to 1669, Michaelmas. (Charles Coleman paid one year [July 29 last, supra, p. 158], 60l.) Money Book, pp. 180–1.
Same for 7,702l. 10s. 0d. to Ralph Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the Great Wardrobe (as by the privy seal of 1678, July 31): to be by tallies ut supra. (Money order dated August 15 hereon.) Ibid, p. 182. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 37.
Same for 125l. each to the following for a quarter each on their pensions as Grooms of the Bedchamber: to be by tallies ut supra: viz., Henry Savill, Henry Seymour, Bernard Gree[n]vile, Robert Phillips, Richard Lane, Edward Progers (to 1678, Christmas); Henry Guy, George Porter, George Rodney Bridges (to 1679, Lady day); Thomas Killegrew (to June 24 last). Money Book, p. 183.
Aug. 13.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 2,400l. to the Duke of Monmouth, remaining due upon the order of May 7 last for 3,000l. to him as Master of the Horse for an extraordinary provision of coaches, etc.: to be by tallies ut supra. Money Book, p. 183.
Money warrant for 29l. 2s. 6d. to Gervace Price for half a year to Lady day last on his fee of 58l. 5s. 0d. per an. [as Gentleman of the Bows], 30l. for same to June 24 on his 60l. per an. as underkeeper of St. James's Park, 50l. for same to June 24 last on his allowance for keeping his Majesty's arms at Whitehall: to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid, p. 184.
Same for 57l. 10s. 0d. to John Chace for half a year to Christmas last on his fee as his Majesty's apothecary: to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid, p. 185.
Same for 125l. to Mris. Elizabeth Elliot for 1677, Christmas quarter, on her pension of 500l. per an.: to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Richard Lebas for half a year to 1677, Michaelmas, on his fee as Marshal of the Ceremonies: to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid, p. 186.
Same for 60l. 16s. 8d. to Charles Cottrell, Esq., for half a year to 1675, Michaelmas, on his fee as assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies: to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Dame Katherine Sayers for 1676, Michaelmas quarter, on her pension of 200l. per an.. to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid, p. 187.
Same for 100l. to Sir Charles Cottrell for half a year to 1675, Christmas, on his fee as Master of the Ceremonies: to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to Isaac Legouch for jewels as below: to be by tallies ut supra. Viz., a jewel of the value of 350l. which was given to Monsieur Serrinchamp. Envoy from the Duke of Lorraine; a jewel of the value of 450l. which was given to Monsieur Wachmeister, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Sweden, a jewel of the value of 200l. which was given to Monsieur Staidt, Envoy from the Duke of Curland: all as certified June 20 last by the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated August 18 hereon.) Ibid. p. 189. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 37.
The like for 350l. to same for a jewel of diamonds given to Monsieur Flamerie (Flamorie), Envoy from the Duke of Orleans: certified ut supra July 17 last. (Money order ut supra.)
The like for 300l. for a jewel of diamonds given to the Envoy from the Duke of Luneburg and other German Princes: certified ut supra May 20 last. (Money order ut supra.)
The like for 800l. for a diamond ring of one stone given to Monsieur Van Beuninghen, Ambassador from the States General: certified ut supra June 6 last. (Money order ut supra.)
Aug. 13.Money warrant for 50l. to Isaac Legouch for half a year to 1677, June 24, on his fee as his Majesty's Jeweller: to be by tallies ut supra. Money Book, p. 189.
Same for 26l. 13s. 4d. Dr. John Jones for half a year to 1675, Michaelmas, on his fees of 40l. and 13l. 6s. 8d. as his Majesty's apothecary: to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid, p. 190.
Same for 95l. to Christian Harrell for half a year to 1670, Michaelmas, on his fee of 40l. per an. as Chimicall Professor to his Majesty and to 1671, Christmas, on his fee of 150l. per an. as Apothecary in ordinary to his Majesty's Household: to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 5l. each to the following for half a year's salary as Groom Littermen, viz., Tho. Francklin, John Eldridge, John Hosey and John Williams (to 1674, Christmas), Henry Baldwyn (to 1675, Christmas), James Goodenough, James Taylor, Richard Jones and Robert Ems (to 1678, Christmas): to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid, p. 191.
Same for 50l. to William Chiffinch, Keeper of the King's Closet, for last Lady day quarter on his annuity of 200l. to be by tallies ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Tho. Lisle for half a year to 1678, Christmas, on his fee of 200l. per an. as his Majesty's barber, and 45l. for same in advance from June 24 last on his allowance of 90l. per an. for barbing linen: to be by tallies ut supra. (Money order dated August 19 for the latter sum.) Ibid, p. 192. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 38.
The like for 100l. to Ann Foillard, relict of Ralph Foillard, for half a year to Christmas last as late a same: to be by tallies ut supra.
Same for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode for a quarter's ordinary April 18 last to July 18 last as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands: to be by tallies ut supra. (Money order dated August 29 hereon.) Money Book, p. 200. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 39.
Same for 500l. to Christopher, Duke of Albemarle, for half a year to 1678, Christmas, on his annuity of 1,000l. as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber: to be by tallies ut supra. Money Book, p. 213.
Same for 50l. to Rebecca, daughter of William, late Lord Chandos, for last June 24 quarter on her pension of 200l. per an.: to be paid out of the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 188.
Same for 75l. each to Mris. Mary Crane, Mris. Anne Roper, Mris. Anne Sheldon for last Michaelmas quarter's pension as Dressers to the Queen: to be paid ut supra. Ibid, pp. 166, 193.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Sir Phillip Howard's petition (as by a reference thereon from the King dated Windsor the 6th inst.). Said petition prays a grant of the King's interest in the ship Robert and Richard of Barbados, Besaliell Woolfenden master, lately arrived in London from the Plantations, being a foreign-built ship not made free. Out Letters (Customs), p. 88.
Aug. 13.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to add 30l. to the establishment for the clerks of Robert Bertie. your Secretary, the salaries thereof to be 120l. per an. to John Sanson. assistant to said Secretary, 80l. per an. to Benjamin Alexander, northern clerk, 50l. per an. to Richard Savage, Plantation clerk. 60l. per an. to John Kecke, copying clerk: it appearing from Robert Bertie's petition that he has not allowance for the maintenance of his clerks, that during the time of the former Secretary, Mr. Blany, there was an allowance of 120l. to Mr. Sanson only. and the rest of the charge of the clerks was borne by said Blany, but that under said Bertie an additional 160l. has been established for said clerks. This latter is hereby increased to 190l. per an. Out Letters (Customs), p. 89.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process till next Michaelmas term against Major Lloyd. late Receiver of the Eleven Months' tax for South Wales, of the 1667 Poll for Brecon and Radnor and of the late subsidy for South Wales and Monmouth. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 60.
Same to Charles Bertie and John Lawrence to Convey to Henry Coventry the manors and premises held by them in trust from Sir William Doyly ut supra, p. 175–6. upon the production of a tally purporting said Coventry's payment of said 7,000l. into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 61.
Same [to the King's Remembrancer] for the issue of a commission to the following for inquiry as to Whittlewood and Salcey Forests: viz.. Sir William Farmer. Sir Peter Tirrell. Sir Tho. Samuell. William Harbord. Thomas Agar. Charles Strode. William Tate, Francis Arundell. Edmund Harby. Henry Edmunds, Samuel Rolt. William Randolph. Ibid, pp. 62–4.
Prefixing: articles of instruction to said Commissioners. (1) To view and perambulate same and observe present state and condition thereof, what quantities of timber serviceable for shipping, old trees fit to be sold. and quantity of trees felled and by what authority since 1673. (2) Inquire of wastes, spoils and abuses since the last act of grace, and of wood felled since that time without sufficient warrant. (3) What fee wood or fuel wood belongs to any of the officers there. how many trees or loads of wood per an. have they taken or used to take and of what values and how many loads of wood you think sufficient for every keeper to spend in his lodge yearly, and by whose view to be taken. (4) What estovers of cartboot. houseboot or fireboot doth any borderer or inhabitant in or near the said forests challenge, claim or take and by whose allotment it any such be, and hath the same been taken according to the forest law; if otherwise, who hath transgressed therein. and to what value hath the trespass been. (5) Whether all the sales of timber and offal wood within the time aforesaid have been made upon proclamations in the market towns near the said forests, or sold to private chapmen at under rates: [if the latter] by whom and to what damage to the King; and whether any chapman has taken or cut more wood than was sold to him. (6) What fees, poundage or other reward the woodward or his deputy has demanded or taken for any timber felled by him. (7) In what manner the timber trees and other trees are browsed and lopped, and by whom, and of what value the browse (as it is taken) is estimated to be yearly to the keeper of every walk and what stock of cattle is allowable for each keeper to depasture in his walk, and who has exceeded that number, and to what damage. (8) How are the coppices in each forest preserved and the young standards raised up according to law, and who is the present woodward that takes care of them, or by whose default are they neglected or cut down at the fellett and not sufficient stores left, and what trees or timber is usually taken one year with another for stakes, posts and rails for the fences in each forest; and are the same made of such timber as may best be spared and no bigger than they ought, for what and by whom are they usually sold and how long after they are set up and to whose use and benefit. (9) All other matters conducing to the preservation of the woods and covert.
Aug. 13.Entry of the Treasury signature of a docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William Bogan of several rents, messuages and lands in co. Devon in the reversion of John Norman, seized for debt. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 65.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Tho. Dod, gent., for 31 years from Lady day last of the Hundred of Wirral, co. Chester, on surrender of the lease in being, granted 1661–2, March 12, to John Carter, gent.: at the rents of 30s. 8d. and 20s. per an. Ibid, pp. 65–7.
Prefixing: particular in (very bad) Latin of the premises dated August 4, made in pursuance of Treasury direction of the 1st August; and the Surveyor General's ratal dated August 7 of said particular. Covenants to be inserted (as in the said lease in being) for delivery every seven years of true and perfect schedules of all the fines, amerciaments and other casual profits of the premises.
Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests to deliver to Mr. Slingsby your exceptions to his accounts. Out Letters (General), p. 128.
Aug. 14.Same to [the Farmers of the Hearthmoney]. By the order of June 3 last you were directed to permit Anthony Rowe and partners to peruse all your books, etc. The Treasury Lords resent it very ill that you have not given due obedience thereto, and expect you to immediately observe same in all particulars. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. The Excise Farmers are to pay to you within a week the 800l. balance of their 20,800l. payable on account of the second years' [Excise farm] surplus. You are to pay this into the Exchequer forthwith. Ibid, p. 129.
Same to the Excise Farmers to pay said 800l. to said Commissioners within a week at furthest.
Aug. 14.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier. The Treasury Lords have signed warrants for striking tallies on the Hearthmoney for half a year's pension to the following Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, viz., the Earls of Bath, Ossory, Newbury, Manchester, Duke of Albemarle, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex. For the future you are not to pay any of the said pensions without further directions from the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (General), p. 129.
Same to the Hearthmoney Farmers. On your rent due 1650. September 19, Mr. Griffin has tallies for 7,500l. for last Christmas quarter to the Treasurer of the Chamber. There is present occasion for 5,000l. hereof for payment of wages. If you will advance same you shall have 8 per cent. interest and gratuity. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kingdon or Mr. Bridges to deliver up 3,000l. in tallies to complete the 10,000l. The privy seal to discharge you for these and the other tallies and orders you have delivered up is passing upon the warrant signed by the King, and therefore the Treasury Lords wish you to "forthwith bring or send those tallies unto me, as also the receipt which was given by me for those delivered up already and their Lordships have commanded me to tell you that they expect these tallies for 3,000l. should be of the [number of those] first due from the Excise, you having had ready money for the same." Ibid, p. 130.
The distribution of the 11,000l. paid [into the Exchequer] by Mr. Duncombe on the [loan on the credit of] Custom House bonds: viz.:— Disposition Book I, p. 11.
l. s. d.
To be repaid to Mr. Harbord, which he advanced to the Judges 3,000 0 0
To the rest of the Judges and Lord Chancellor 2,200 0 0
Lord Privy Seal diet money 1,096 0 0
Lord President [of the Council] in lieu of diet 250 0 0
Sick and Wounded 600 0 0
Lady Berkeley's jewel 1,000 0 0
Sir Leoline Jenkins, being the remainder of one quarter['s ordinary] 700 0 0
Earl of Dunbarton's annuity 250 0 0
Grooms of the Bedchamber, one quarter 1,500 0 0
Dressers 404 0 0
£11,000 0 0
Same of the 800l. to be paid into the Exchequer out of the surplus of the Excise over and above the 20,000l. (ut supra. p._1). Ibid.
l. s. d.
To Lady Williams for house rent 100 0 0
To Sir George Wharton to be paid over to Sir Robert Holmes for fortifications at the Isle of Wight 300 0 0
To Mr. Henry Savile. Ambassador in France for his extraordinaries 398 2 6
£798 2 6
Aug. 15.The distribution of the 4,395l. 3s. 6d. being the remainder of the whole produce of the tin [sold for the King, the proceeds of which are] to be paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Duncombe, or tallies to be struck on him for the same. Disposition Book I, p. 12.
l. s. d.
Mris. Cranmer 46 0 0
Mris. Sheldon, Mris. Roper, Mris. Crane, each 75 0 0
Mris. Elliot 125 0 0
Lady Sayers 50 0 0
Grooms of the Queen's Chamber 82 0 0
[The groom] littermen 22 10 0
Mr. Chiffinch 50 0 0
Earl of Sunderland [for secret service] 500 0 0
Earl of Rochester 500 0 0
Officers of the Ordnance for ships 2,000 0 0
More [to same for same] 300 0 0
Mris. Bridges 50 0 0
Mr. Hearne 200 0 0
To the Armorers 200 0 0
Lady Stepny 44 13 6
£4,395 3 6
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy, for the service of the Navy: to be paid out of the 3,600l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer this week. Money Book, p. 188.
The like for 500l. to same for the Victuallers: out of same.
The like for 600l. to Baptist May for the Privy Purse: out of same.
Money warrant for 3,576l. 5s. 5d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncomb; whereof 2,145l. 15s. 3d. for 6 per cent. interest and 1,430l. 10s. 2d. for 4 per cent. gratuity on their interest account stated to 1678, December 25, by Auditor Aldworth, and allowed by the Treasury July 23 last; and further for 3,471l. 9s. 2d. to them, whereof 2,082l. 17s. 6d. for the like 6 per cent. interest and 1,388l. 11s. 8d. for 4 per cent. gratuity on a like account to March 25 last similarly allowed July 23 last; further for 3,318l. 18s. 6d. whereof 1,991l. 7s. 2d. for 6 per cent. interest and 1,327l. 11s. 4d. for 4 per cent. gratuity on a like account to June 24 last allowed the 6th inst.. to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs. (Money order dated August 15 hereon: gives the total as 10,366l. 13s. 1d.) Ibid, p. 195. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 36.
Aug. 16.Money order for 409l. 12s. 7d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for his liberate for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Trinity term last as also for his diet upon the fee of 5d. a day, viz., from March 22 last to the 14th inst., being 145 days: by virtue of the letters patent of 1679, July 24. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 37.
[Henry Guy] to the Customs Commissioners to have viewed at Lady Henrietta Hyde's lodgings in St. James's on Tuesday afternoon next, the goods belonging to the Lady Anne, daughter to the Duke of York, and her retinue "which are then to be put up in order to their going for Flanders." Out Letters (General), p. 130.
Aug. 19.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1,500l. to Sir Stephen Fox on the orders of the 6th inst. in his name for 11,600l. and 4,400l, for the Forces in Scotland. ut supra. pp. 169–70: to be issued out of the 4,000l. which the Excise Commissioners are directed to pay into the Receipt this week. Money Book, p. 193.
Same to same to issue 1,000l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied. unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy to be as imprest. and to be applied to the payment of tickets: to be issued out of, etc., ut supra. Ibid, p. 194.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Sir George Wharton on any like orders in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be paid over to the gunmakers: to be issued ut supra. Ibid, pp. 194, 195.
The like for 1,000l. to same on same: to be for fortifications: to be issued ut supra.
Aug. 20.Privy seal for 200,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the service of the Navy and Victualling. (Undated royal warrant [to the Clerk of the Signet] for said privy seal. Money warrant dated August 26 hereon. Money order dated August 27 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 109. Money Book, p. 200. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 39.
Same for allowance and discharge as follows to be given to Sir John James and Robert Huntingdon [late Treasurers or Receivers and Commissioners of Excise]. Said James and Huntingdon did by agreement with the late Treasurer Danby advance and lend several sums of money upon tallies struck on the Excise which tallies were delivered to them for their repayment. By several orders drawn and registered (by virtue of the privy seal of October 16 last on the Eighteen Months' Assessment the sum of 200,000l. was made payable to said James and Huntingdon to enable them to pay off such tallies as should be levied and stricken upon them as Commissioners and Receivers of Excise: and by the said privy seal they are made accountable for the moneys received upon such orders as if it were part of the Excise revenue. They did afterwards agree to assign 100,000l. upon the said orders [in order] to raise money for other the King's necessary uses. They did accordingly make assignments to several persons and thereupon by virtue of the great seal of March 10 last tallies of assignment were levied at the Receipt for the sums so assigned and were delivered to them. Said tallies being chargeable on the overplus of the Excise. Now the sum of 15,000l. has lately been paid by direction of the Treasury to said James and Huntingdon in repayment of so much of the money which they advanced as aforesaid. and thereupon they have not only delivered up 15,000l. worth of tallies in their hands as above to the person or persons who paid them said 15,000l. by Treasury direction. but they did also assign over to Anthony Stephens. Esq. (to raise money for the use and service of the Navy. one order No. 86. dated 1678. _. for 15,000l. (being one of the abovesaid orders for 200,000l.) Further they have also lately delivered to the Treasury Lords for the King's use a tally dated March 18 last for 20,800l. (being one of the abovesaid tallies of assignment). It is therefore hereby ordered that said James and Huntingdon upon the account to be made by them of said 200,000l. shall have full allowance and discharge made to them of said 15,000l. and 20,800l. Also as they are willing (upon payment to them of the further sum of 10,000l. of the money which the King owes them) not only to deliver up 10,000l. in tallies yet in their hands for moneys advanced for the King's service, but also to assign the like sum of 10,000l. upon the registered orders yet remaining in their hands to such persons as the Treasury Lords shall direct for the King's service: it is therefore hereby further ordered that on their doing so they shall be similarly allowed and discharged the said item of 10,000l. more upon their same accounts. King's Warrant Book, pp. 109–11.
With a marginal note of an indorsement by the Treasury Lords dated 1679–80. February 17, "whereas by this privy seal it is mentioned that Sir J. James and R. Huntingdon were content to deliver up to us, the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, 10,000l. in orders on the Act of Parliament [the Eighteen Months' Assessment] within mentioned and 10,000l. in tallies for the simple sum of 10,000l. paid to them, we do hereby declare that they have delivered up the 10,000l. order and 10,000l. in tallies as aforesaid: thereof 7,000l. are on Customs and 3,000l. on Excise: and therefore the said Sir J. J. and R. H. are discharged [pro tanto, i.e., of 10,000l. in account] pursuant to the [above] said privy seal."