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December 1679, 11-20

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'Entry Book: December 1679, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 6: 1679-1680 (1913), pp. 298-317. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83513 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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December 1679

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Dec. 11.Money warrant for 75l. to Sir Francis Pemberton, one of the Justices of the King's Bench, in full of what was due to him at the end of last Easter term on his salary of 1,000l. per an. Money Book, p. 283.
Mr. Waite desires that notice may be taken of the Earl of Oxford's letter to Mr. Guy. Secretary to the Treasury, that he may have the warrant for the quarter's pension when it is signed. Careat Book, p. 7.
Prefixing: said letter from the Earl of Oxford to Mr. Guy dated October 18. "I gave you trouble formerly and now repeat it." Please give bearer. Mr. Waite, the 500l. due to me last Lady day out of the Office of First Fruits, "and to see that only he receive it."
[?]Care that no docquets be signed by the Treasury Lords for passing any grant to Mr. Tayleur of the office of Chief Clerk of the Mint until Mr. Froud be heard. Ibid, p. 8.
[?]Mr. Thomas Addison, searcher of Carlisle and White-haven port, prays to be heard before any proceedings be made on any depositions lately taken by virtue of the Commission of inquiry into the misdemeanours of Carlisle port. Send [notice] to Mr. Frankland at the Exchequer Office. Ibid.
[?]Care that the money due to his Majesty from Sir William Doyly, deceased, as late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Surrey, be not disposed of till Sir John Robinson be heard. Notice [to be given] to Mr. Ward. Ibid.
[Entered later:] Since Sir Jon. Robinson's decease his executors, Sir Joseph Sheldon, Sir Thomas Stringer and Mr. Barker desire that nothing may be done in the said business till they be heard.
Dec. 11.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Robert Phelips as by the order of reference of June 28 last. Said petition sets forth that Humphry Jones, citizen of London, was Receiver to the Trustees for the sale of the goods of the late King and Queen by the Act of 1649, for payment of the debts of the servants and creditors of said late King and Queen, and that said Jones has made a false and unjust account of the money received by the sale of said goods, and that said Jones, William Webb, John Crook, John Bolton, Capt. Lawson and others have, contrary to said Act, converted several of said goods to their own uses, being neither servants nor creditors, and are therefore excepted out of the Acts of General Pardon and that judgment has been obtained against some of them for 200l. or upwards: therefore petitioner prays a grant of all said moneys, goods and judgments with power to compound, etc. Hereupon the Treasury Lords report that said Jones and John Hunt, gent., citizen of London, were constituted Treasurers under the Act of 1649 as above, and offences for detaining, embezzling, etc., such goods are exempted from the Acts of Pardon of 12 Car. II. and 25 Car. II. The Treasury Solicitor has reported to us that said Jones has accounted, and is in surplusage 1l. 3s. 5d., and that process has issued against the rest, but nothing can be had. A grant may be made to petitioner of two-thirds of all such goods or moneys to be [by him] recovered. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 109–11.
Dec. 11.Henry Guy to Sir Bernard Gascoigne. Carry forthwith to the Auditors of Imprests your accounts of the French tunnage to the year 1674. Out Letters (General), p. 306.
Same to Sir Geo. Downing. My Lords refer to you Mr. Benjamin Glanvile's account for several blocks of tin that were consigned to him in Flanders. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows (on warrants already drawn) 7,317l. 16s. 8d. in part of the 8,000l. this day lent into the Exchequer by Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe. The 682l. 3s. 4d. residue of said 8,000l. is to be reserved for particular directions from my Lords. Ibid, p. 307. Disposition Book I, p. 14.
l. s. d.
to the 12 Judges 3,000 0 0
more to Justice Pemberton 75 0 0
Welsh Judges 175 0 0
Masters of Chancery 275 0 0
Lord Chancellor 1,000 0 0
Lord Privy Seal 752 0 0
Masters of Requests 100 0 0
Earl of Shaftesbury 250 0 0
Baron Crawley 74 3 4
Mr. Savile, ordinary 455 0 0
[Mr. Savile, extraordinary 495 0 0]
Sir William Jones, late Attorney General 40 13 4
Solicitor General 35 0 0
Sir Thomas Hanmer 20 0 0
Sir Geo. Jefferys 20 0 0
Sir James Butler 20 0 0
Sir Robt. Sawyer 20 0 0
Treasurer of the Navy for fitting out the Leopard and Foresight 500 0 0
Treasurer of the Ordnance 506 0 0
£7,317 16 8
Treasury reference to Auditor Phillipps of the petition of John Smith who was by Treasurer Danby constituted Receiver of fee farm rents reserved for payment of pensions in the City of London and counties of Middlesex, Essex and Herts, he praying for a renewal of his authority. Out Letters (General), p. 308.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the first part of Alderman Edward Backwell's petition. Out Letters (Customs), p. 139.
Prefixing: said Backwell's petition for his son John Backwell to be sworn in as Comptroller of Customs London port, his said father having constituted him to officiate as such: and further praying payment of the half year's salary due at Michaelmas.
Dec. 11.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Harry, Earl of Peterborough, Henry, Earl of Clarendon et al., executors of Elizabeth, late Viscountess Mordaunt, of premises as follow for 99 years after the death of Francis Paulett, terminable on the lives of Harry and Osmond Mordant, all ut supra, pp. 282–3, the said Viscountess having died before Treasurer Danby's warrant of 1678, May 10, for a like lease to her was completed: Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 111–4.
Prefixing: (a) particular in Latin of the premises: the park or domain lands of Curry Mallet, co. Somerset, and the demesne lands called the Gate-house in the manor of Curry Mallet, late demised to John, Lord Paulet, then John Paulet, of Hinton St. George, by indenture of Charles I., then Prince, 1618–9, February 10, for 90 [99] years, terminable on the lives of said John, and John and Francis, his sons, said sons being still alive, at the rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an.; and further same being lately demised to John. Visct. Mordaunt, and Elizabeth his wife, by patent of 1660, September 7, for 31 years in reversion after the abovesaid grant: they to keep all edifices, hedges, ditches and enclosures in repair, taking competent and sufficient houseboot, hedgeboot, fireboot, ploughboot and cartboot to be expended on the premises and not elsewhere.
(b) ratal by Sir C. Harbord dated 1677, December 19, of said particular.
(c) Treasurer Danby's said warrant of 1678, May 10.
Dec. 13.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 506l. to Sir George Wharton on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be as imprest for the Ordnance: to be issued out of the 8,000l. which Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe lent into the Exchequer the 11th inst.: said 506l. to be applied to the uses following, according to estimates from the officers of the Ordnance: viz., 498l. to provide beds with furniture for 220 soldiers and 35 chaldrons of sea coals for the service of the forces at Tilbury Fort; 18l. for the charge of repairing and fitting up the Tower called Martin's Tower as also the Bloody Tower for the lodging in each tower half a company of Foot and 60l. for the charge of repairing the old houses over against the barracks, where the soldiers now lodge, for the lodging one company of Foot in the Tower of London. Money Book, p. 284.
The like for the similar issue of 500l. to Edward Seymour: for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the abovesaid 8,000l. loan. Ibid.
The like for 400l. to Baptist May: for the Privy Purse: to be issued out of Excise money which the Excise Commissioners are directed to bring into the Exchequer this week. Ibid, p. 285.
The like for 300l. to Ralph Montagu upon any unsatisfied orders in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: as imprest for said Wardrobe: to be issued out of ut supra. Ibid, p. 286.
[?]The Treasury Lords to [Richard] Kent. We are desired on behalf of Prince Rupert to write you to advance 500l. for his Highness's occasions upon his pension of 2,000l. per an., payable by you as Receiver General of Customs: viz., for the quarter ending Christmas next. Take the Prince's acquittance for so much and your discharge shall be made regular at Christmas next. Ibid, p. 285.
Dec. 13.Money warrant for 200l. to Philip Burton as imprest for charges expended or to be expended by him in prosecution of law suits relating to the Treasury. (Money order dated December 16 hereon.) Money Book, p. 287. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 58.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 30l. to William Crowch to be distributed between him and the other officers that assisted in bringing a parcel of wine into the King's warehouse, said Crowch and others having been assaulted by William Cole and others who have been found guilty of a riot and assault and have been fined for the same several sums amounting to 78l. 13s. 4d. Money Book, p. 289.
[?]Treasury reference to Mr. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the Duke of Richmond's petition as follows on a reference thereof from the King dated the 10th inst. Said petition prays a grant of the Crown rights of reversion of the following manors and parcels of land out of your Majesty's natural kindness and affection to petitioner and for the better support of his dignity. Out Letters (General), pp. 308–10.
Appending: schedule of said lands:—
Present yearly rental after the Queen's death.Improvements per an. above the rent after the leases end.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
 Co. Cumberland.
 manor of Holme Cultram 303 8 7 220 0 0  
manor of Ennerdale 24 7 5 50 0 0
manor and Castle of Carlisle 49 18 0 150 0 0
 Co. Westmorland.
 the fourth part of the Barony of Kendal 382 17 150 0 0  
 Co. Gloucester.
 the castle, lordship and manor of St. Briavels, alias St. Brevills 26 5 0 140 0 0  
 Co. Huntingdon.
 the manor of Somersham, Bluntisham, Pidley Fenton, Colne and Earith 178 4 400 0 0  
 Co. Yorks.
 the farm of divers lands, tenements, granges and woods in Meaux and Sutton 81 2 2 300 0 0  
the manor of Rose-dale 133 9 3
the manor of Thwing 50 14 0 50 0 0
the manor of Horn-sea 81 13 5 60 0 0
the manor of Birstall Garth 25 6 40 0 0
the manor of Leven 54 13 11¼
the manor of Northstead 27 6 8 200 0 0
 Co. Lincoln.
 the manor of Barton upon Humber 79 3 10¼ 100 0 0  
the manor of Barrow 105 7 300 0 0
the manor of Goxhill 28 14 100 0 0
Pointon Cow pastures 45 0 0 40 0 0
 Co. Berks.
 the manor of Ewelme 8 4 10 70 0 0  
the manor and castle of Wallingford 68 3 130000
certain lands and pastures with the fishing in Reading 14 4 0
 Co. Lest. [? Cest.]
 the manor of Hanbridge 30 2 6 150 0 0  
£1,797 6 8 £2,820 0 0
Dec. 13.Treasury reference to Sir Creswell Levins, Kt., Attorney General, of the docquets of a pardon to Pope Davers, Esq.: to report the reasons thereto conducing. Out Letters (General), p. 310.
Henry Guy to Mr. Dering to attend the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] twice a week about the fee farm rents. Ibid.
Same to Sir Rob. Sawyer. There are several imprest accomptants negligent in passing their accompts and divers receivers and other debtors to the King who detain the King's money in their hands a long time after due. The practice has been to send for them by a serjeant at arms. The Treasury Lords knowing your great experience in these affairs desire you to send them by Serjeant Ramsey your opinion what may best be done to expedite such debts, and to prevent fraudulent practices. Ibid, p. 311.
Same to the Attorney General to attend the Treasury Lords on Thursday next at the hearing of Mr. Slingsby concerning his Mint accounts. The Auditors of Imprests are to attend you timely with their exceptions to said accounts. Ibid, p. 312.
The like notice to the following to attend then, viz., Baron Raymond, Baron Gregory, Heneage Finch, Esq., Sir Robt. Sawyer and the Auditors of Imprests.
Treasury reference to Thomas Hull [Hall], First Secondary of the King's Remembrancer's Office, of the petition to the King from Mrs. Copley, widow, as by an order of reference thereof from the King of November 13 last. Said petition sets forth that her late husband, Edward Copley, of Batley, Yorks, served the late King, and at his own charge raised a troop of Horse in Sir William Savile's regiment and suffered to the extent of 9,000l. and upwards which was almost his whole estate; he applied for employment at the Restoration but could not afford to purchase a place, therefore joined with Mr. Batt and Mr. Greathead in collecting the Hearthmoney for the West Riding of Yorks, and became jointly bound with them, they then dividing their collection into three parts, each to be accountable for his several undertaking: he truly collected his duty and answered same, but Batt and Greathead became 1,100l. in arrear: about same time he also joined with said Batt and Greathead and Mr. Butterworth in farming and collecting the Hearthmoney for co. Lincoln wherein in like manner they did divide: he truly paid every penny collected by him or his agents into the Exchequer, but Batt and Butterworth still detain several sums of their receipts "how be it if in truth the money they contracted for should all be paid in they would be very great losers by the farm thereof:" petitioner's husband is dead, his lands entailed, his personal estate little more than 100l., except one bond of 600l., the obligor now lying under a statute of bankrupts: petitioner is left with seven children destitute of maintenance, save as above, the eldest 12 years old: Butterworth and Greathead have procured a suit in the King's name to evict petitioner and children from their long since settled and entailed lands, and there are orders in the Consistory Court at York on pretence of the said bonds to the King to prohibit petitioner from proving her husband's will. Therefore prays the remission of the Crown pretence of debt by said bonds and permission to administer the personal estate. Ibid, pp. 312–5.
Dec. 13.Henry Guy to Auditor Aldworth forwarding a note "concerning Mr. Pley's account of this matter." Out Letters (General), p. 315.
Same to Alderman Backwell, enclosing a copy of Sir Robert Southwell's report concerning the Queen's [Portuguese dowry] portion. Send your answer hereto to the Treasury Lords by the first Monday after Twelfth day, and bring therewith the tallies for the last 4,000l. now in your hands. Ibid, p. 317.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Holland as waiter and searcher at Plymouth, loco John Rogers, hereby to be dismissed. Out Letters (Customs), p. 140.
Same to same to permit the Earl of Arran to send to his father, the Duke of Hamilton, in Scotland, 12 pieces of plate, Customs free, viz., four large and four lesser dishes and four masarines with his coat of arms thereon. Ibid.
Treasury instructions to same in reply to their memorial of the 9th inst. We will move the King in Council as to the orders to be sent to the Governors of Jersey and Guernsey and for the King's directions as to an allowance for encouraging those who shall seize prohibited French goods. You are to discharge Robert Chambers, collector of Milford, of the .7l. 7s. 6d. with which he stands charged by the examiner of the outport books for double petty Custom for coals exported in last Midsummer quarter from Milford by an alien in a foreign-built ship, it being a thing strange to him, he not having met with the like nor observing any directions for his government in that particular. We intend to move the King for a proclamation to enjoin all civil magistrates and officers to assist the law prohibiting French commodities. We shall consider Mris. Dunstar's case for her husband's arrears when your next quarterly [salary] bill is presented to us, and likewise what you propose for suppressing the place of one of the general riding surveyors, now void by Dunstar's death. Ibid, pp. 141–2.
Dec. 13.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Hurt (present collector of Dartmouth in Exeter port) as collector of Exeter from Christmas next at his Dartmouth salary of 70l. per an., with 30l. per an. of the 40l. per an. now established for clerks. John Roope, the present customer of Exeter port (who by the order of July 2 last was to be collector of that port) is to be collector of Dartmouth from Christmas next in regard he cannot give security for so great a collection as Exeter. He is to have the remaining 10l. per an. established for a clerk. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 142–152.
John Whitway as riding surveyor from Dartmouth to Exmouth at 30l. per an. salary (said post being necessary by reason of the great frauds daily practised about Torbay): of his said salary 5l. per an. is to be retrenched out of the salaries of each of the two tidesmen at Looe, and 20l. per an. is to be drawn from the salary of 25l. per an. of Alexander Younger, late waiter and searcher at Dartmouth, dismissed, that place being to be sunk by reason the trade of that port is much decreased by the late prohibition [of French trade]. The remaining 5l. per an. of said Younger's salary is to be applied to Nicholas Mason, who is presented to be waiter at Torquay at 20l. per an.
James Hanwick as waiter and searcher at Burnham, within the district of Maldon in Ipswich port, loco William Hudson, lately deceased, with an additional 10l. per an. salary by reason that Burnham is a place of great consequence to the Customs, where frequently uncustomed and prohibited goods have been landed, and where formerly an officer was established at 10l. per an., who is now deceased. The said augmentation of 10l. per an. is to be retrenched out of the present salary of 30l. per an. of the waiter and searcher at Leigh.
William Claver as waiter of Weymouth loco Francis Bennett (Bennet), deceased: Claver to first relinquish his place of Town Clerk of Weymouth.
Stephen John and William Thomas as boatmen, Falmouth port loco John Taylor and Daniel Lee, lately dismissed.
William Longwood (present tidesman at Hull) as tidesman at Yarmouth loco William Elrington, dismissed: and Tho. King as tidesman at Hull loco said Longwood.
Samuel Spratt as landwaiter at Sandwich loco Thomas Stringan, lately dismissed.
Philip Pay, tidesman London port and James Kettleby watchman, ibid, to change places.
Lewis Price, junr., as a tidesman in fee London port loco John Porter, lately deceased.
Robert Langly to have an extraordinary commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods in London port.
Neale Farnell as a noon tender London port (instead of being a weighing porter as was intended) in regard of his age: loco Edmund Fleshwarr, deceased.
William Dodgson to have an extraordinary commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods in cos. Lancs. and Chester.
Francis Blyth as a watchman London port loco Joseph Buckwall, "who [Blyth] has requested it in regard he has been wounded in the King's service."
Daniel Shewel as surveyor of Falmouth, and Robert Lucas (present surveyor of Falmouth) to be riding surveyor of the coast of Sussex loco said Shewel.
George Butler (Buttler) as landwaiter at Yarmouth loco Tho. Sherman, deceased; and Allan Wharton to be surveyor of Boston loco said Butler.
Tho. Bawden as tidesman at Dartmouth loco Charles Bawdon, dismissed.
Richard Clarke (at present an extraordinary tidesman) to be a tidesman in fee London port loco Richard Knepp, lately deceased.
John Rowell as waiter and searcher at Huttoft Bank, Boston port and coast surveyor from Hull to Wainfleet.
Tho. Quinny (at present an extraordinary tidesman) to be a tidesman in fee London port loco Everard Watson, lately deceased.
Nicholas Morson to be waiter and searcher at Torquay loco Bonaventure Cowell, hereby to be dismissed as unfit: Morson's salary to be 15l., already established, and an additional 5l.
Tho. Pierce (Pierce) (present riding surveyor of the ports of Devon and Cornwall, with 100l. per an. salary) to be surveyor of Plymouth with 80l. per an. salary loco James Blackburne, who is hereby to be dismissed: the 20l. per an. retrenched upon said Pierce's salary and the 70l. salary hitherto paid to said Blackburne are to be employed for the maintenance of the riding surveyors upon the coasts of Devon and Cornwall.
Dering Blackburne and Jonathan Wharton to be riding surveyors of the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, with 45l. per an. salary each, and each to keep a horse without any allowance of riding charges.
Dec. 15.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Edward Seymour upon any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be by him paid over to the Victuallers: to be issued out of the 3,000l. which the Customs Cashier paid into the Exchequer this day. Money Book, p. 286.
The like for 2,500l. to same: for the Navy: out of same.
Money warrant for 144l. 13s. 6d. to Thomas Milton, gent., deputy clerk of the Crown: without account: for fees and charges due to himself and others in passing two Commissions appointing Treasury Commissioners. (Money order dated December 16 hereon.) Ibid, p. 286. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 58.
Same for 372l. to William Blathwait, being for last September 29 quarter's salaries and incidents for the select Committee of the Privy Council appointed to take care of matters relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations: being 100l. to Sir Thomas Dolman, 62l. 10s. 0d. to said Blathwayte, 25l. for two clerks, 18l. 5s. 0d. to Ben. Coling and Nath. Cox, Keepers of the Council Chamber, for attendance, fire and candle, 7l. 10s. 0d. for office rent for two rooms in Scotland Yard, 30l. for an addition of two other rooms for this service [being rent] from 1678, September 29, to 1679, September 29; and the remainder for incidents detailed (including 4l. 6s. 0d. for a map of Bermudas, two maps of the port of Boston in New England, a map of Carolina, Long Island and parts adjacent; 2l. 10s. 0d. for several Treaties [? treatises]; 12l. 0s. 0d. for clerk's fees at the [offices of the] Solicitor General, Signet, Privy Seal, etc., on passing the Commission for the Government of New Hampshire; 7l. 0s. 0d. for a public seal for that [New Hampshire] Government with a press; 2l. 10s. 0d. for a book of the statute laws of England for the use of the President and Council of that [New Hampshire] Government; 9l. 10s. 0d. for his Majesty's picture [portrait] and frame sent to New Hampshire by order of Council; 7l. 10s. 0d. for his Majesty's arms and frame sent to New Hampshire by the said order). Money Book, pp. 287–8.
Appending: detailed accompt of abovesaid items.
Dec. 15.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 188l. to the Earl of Anglesey for 188 days to September 29 [last] on his 20s. a day out of the Customs as Lord Privy Seal. Money Book, p. 289.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to discharge the seizure of three ingots of gold belonging to Samuel Annesly, Dr. of Divinity, Mathew Mead and Mathew Sheppard, one of which ingots is marked standard, and contains 100oz. 3dwt. 18gr., the others weighing 21oz. and 12oz. 14dwt. 12gr., same having been lately seized by Richard Creswell, one of the searchers of the Gravesend district, because no entry was made thereof in the Custom House as by the Act of 15 Car. II, the said owners being ignorant of the law. (Treasury warrant dated December 16 hereon accordingly to the Customs Commissioners.) King's Warrant Book. pp. 172–3. Out Letters (Customs), p. 153.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to certify whether Pope Davers (for whom there is a docquet of a pardon referred to you) be living or dead. Out Letters (General), p. 315.
Same to Mr. Harbord [Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. In the state of the fee farm rents which you are preparing for the Treasury Lords, please state how the Works stand entitled to those fee farm rents they pretend to. Ibid.
Same to Col. Strode. The Treasury Lords expect you before Christmas next to pay 1,457l. 10s. 7d., being the moiety of 2,915l. 1s. 2d. for the Barbados soldiers and their widows. Pay it to John Lawrence for their use. Ibid, p. 316.
Same to Sir Peter Pett and Mr. Francklin to receive the evidence which Mr. Phillip Browne (who is directed to attend you) offers to give for the King in the case touching the ship which was taken and carried into Ireland in the first Dutch war and claimed by the Genoese. Thereupon make a state of that case, with your opinion. Ibid.
Dec. 15.Henry Guy to the Chief Baron of the Exchequer. As Thursday next is the last seal [day] and the King's Counsel cannot attend, the Treasury Lords have postponed hearing the case of the Mint until Saturday morning. (The like notice to Barons Gregory, Atkins and Raymond, the Attorney General, Solicitor General, Sir Robert Sawyer and Mr. Slingsby.) Out Letters (General), p. 316.
Same to Mr. Kingdon. The King has present occasion for his house wherein you live adjoining to the Guards. You are to clear the same by this day week. Ibid, p. 317.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the order in Council of the 29th November last recommending to the Treasury Lords the petition of Alderman Gibbs and others, praying satisfaction for the ship John and Alexander, William Beeding master, taken into the King's service in May, 1678, to be employed in the French war, and valued by the Navy Commissioners at 1,000l. together with a bill drawn upon the Lord Treasurer accordingly, but never paid. Ibid, p. 319.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of Charles Whitaker, Foreign Opposer, praying for 120l. (for three years of his fee of 40l. per an.) to be paid out of sheriffs' payments into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Parkes, praying some employ in the Customs. Out Letters (Customs), p. 144.
The like of the petition of Hender Mountsteven (Surveyor of Fowey and Looe), praying to be constituted Surveyor of Plymouth "for his encouragement"; the Treasury Lords "being inclined to favour him." Ibid, p. 153.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the premises as follow (the quit rents payable out of the townships of the Hundreds of Chiltern) with a view to a lease thereof to Thomas Doyley for 31 years from 1679, September 29, at the old rent of 26s. 8d. and for the fine of 150l. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 119–21.
Prefixing: (a) said Doyly's petition to the late Treasurer Danby for a grant of the rents of 18l. 6s. 3d. per an. payable to the Crown out of the three hundreds of Chiltern, co. Bucks (petitioner being possessed of the manor of Tyrefield in said Hundreds) [the said rents] having been formerly granted to petitioner's father for life, with the right of keeping a Court Leet, according to the custom of that country; petitioner's father having died about 18 years since, from which time there has been no Court Leet kept; further, the sums paid by the inhabitants being small, the greatest not exceeding two shillings; by reason of which there have not been any receipts appointed or Auditor charged with the same, but same has been collected by the sheriff of the county, who accounts for it in the Pipe Office, so that the King gets little or no profit for the same.
(b) Treasury order dated 1677, September 12, referring said petition to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
(c) said Surveyor General's report thereon. The custody of the stewardship and bailiwick of the three hundreds of Chiltern (viz., Stoke, Desborough and Burnham), was granted 1615, July 19, to Sir Francis Goodwyn for 3 lives at the rent of 26s. 8d.: the rents or certainties payable out of the several townships thereto belonging amount to 18l. 6s. 3d., which have been answered [to the Crown] for several years last past (since the said lease determined) by the sheriffs of Bucks upon their annual accounts, but whether the Hundred Courts or Leets have been there duly kept for the choosing of officers and ease of the country, as they ought to be, appears not. A lease of the custody of stewardship and bailiwick of the said Hundreds for 31 years or three lives at the old rent of 26s. 8d. is worth 150l. for a fine, the lessee being bound diligently to collect the rents and keep the Courts for maintenance of the King's right and to deliver to the Clerk of the Pipe at the end of every three years a perfect particular of the names of all the inhabitants within the said townships who are chargeable with said rents and certificates, and a perfect rental thereof, so that none of the said rents may be lost.
(d) a later petition from said Doyly, shewing that within these seven years last he has discovered, apprehended and prosecuted above 200 persons in the cities of Westminster, London, York, Oxford, Gloucester, Bristol and several other counties of England and Wales for clipping and counterfeiting the coin, in which service he has expended 250l., and is still at daily expense, beside continual danger of his life, and without the Treasury Lords' assistance is not able to carry on his Majesty's service for the future, there being now in Newgate several notorious offenders for that crime, which will put petitioner to a great charge at the next sessions. In 1672 petitioner received 150l. for such charges; and in 1677 (having then expended near 200l.) he petitioned Treasurer Danby for a grant of above-said 18l. 6s. 3d. in small quit rents in co. Bucks which was formerly granted to petitioner's father and others for three lives; on which petition the Surveyor General reported as above. Petitioner therefore prays an order for payment of 100l. to enable him to carry on his Majesty's service and further a lease of said quit rents amounting to 18l. 6s. 3d. per an. for three lives in consideration of 150l. more of what is due to him [for law charges as above].
Dec. 16.Royal sign manual for 400l. to Henry Guy for secret service: to be issued on the privy seal dormant of August 20 last. (Money warrant dated December 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 172. Money Book, p. 290. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 58.
Same for 576l. to Lieut. Robt. Nesbit without account, but nevertheless to be by him (by directions of the Treasury Lords) paid to and among the Protestant reformed officers of the Regiment of Foot lately commanded by George, Earl of Dunbarton: as royal bounty: to be issued on the privy seal dormant of August 20 last. (Money warrant dated December 16 hereon. Money order dated December 20 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 173. Money Book, p. 290. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 59.
[? Dec. 16.]Royal sign manual to Lord Colepeper to give all due assistance and encouragement to the officers for the collection of the new Plantation duty within your government: all other officers and persons whatsoever, civil or military, to be assistant therein. In case of death or vacancy of a collector you are to appoint some one to execute said office till you hear from the Customs Commissioners, England. You are to take bonds of, and administer oath, to such officers; to see to the execution of the Acts of Trade, etc., ut supra, p. 258. King's Warrant Book, pp. 165–6.
Dec. 16.Money warrant for 9l. 15s. 10d. to Hen. Noris for half a year to September 29 last on his fee of 12d. a day as his Majesty's joiner. Money Book, p. 291.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 174l. to Sir George Wharton on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be to buy flockbeds and sheets for soldiers in the Tower of London: to be issued out of the 8,000l. lent into the Exchequer the 11th inst. by Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to Juliana (Coningsby, wife of Amias) Hext, for half a year to September 29 last on her pension. Ibid, p. 292.
Money warrant for 100l. to Tho. Whitgrave for same to same date on his same: to be by tallies on the Receivers of Tenths of the dioceses of York, Winchester, Sarum, Exeter, Peterborough and Lincoln: (his said pension having been of late years paid out of those Tenths by reason that the revenue of the Tenths of Oxford and Berks [sic], on which it was originally charged fell short of late years). Ibid.
Same for 200l. 15s. 0d. to Sir William Boreman as administrator of Thomas Boreman, lately deceased, Keeper of his Majesty's game at Greenwich, being for 11 years to 1678, September 29, on said Thomas's fee of 12d. a day, payable at the Receipt; and likewise for 154l. 15s. 0d. to said Sir William as administrator to same, being for three years to 1673, June 24, to said Thomas as late under housekeeper at Greenwich, the patent for which place was surrendered by said Thomas. Both said sums are to be satisfied by tallies on said Sir William Boreman on the 450l. fine payable by him to the King on a lease to be granted to him of the Pike Garden in the parish of St. Saviours, Southwark, as by the report of March 31 from Sir Charles Harbord, late Surveyor General of Crown Lands; the King being pleased to allow said fine to be completely discharged by said contra items of 200l. 15s. 0d. and 154l. 15s. 0d. (Money order dated 1679–80, January 14 hereon for the item of 154l. 15s. 0d. on the several fees to said Thomas Boreman of 20l. per an. as underkeeper of his Majesty's Mansion House at Greenwich and the orchard thereto belonging, 14l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Keeper of the New house or Whitehouse with the houses thereto belonging, and 18l. 5s. 0d. per an. as keeper of the orchard and gardens to the said houses as by said Thomas's patent of 1670–1, February 8.) Ibid, pp. 293–4. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 64.
Dec. 16.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows a further 518l. 13s. 6d. of the 8,000l. lent into the Exchequer the 11th inst. by Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe, viz.:— Out Letters (General), p. 307.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for flock beds and sheets for soldiers in the Tower 174 0 0
to Mr. Millor of the Crown Office 144 13 6
to Mr. Burton for law charges 200 0 0
Same to Sir Robert Saw[y]ers, enclosing a copy of the King's signet [warrant] concerning Mr. Kingdon's house for your opinion concerning the best way to put the King into immediate possession, the Treasury Lords being willing to allow him [Kingdon] the money therein mentioned upon his account. Ibid, p. 317.
Treasury reference to the Trustees for Fee Farms of the petition from the Dean and Chapter of Peterborough. Ibid, p. 318.
Prefixing: said petition showing that petitioners and their predecessors have until of late paid to the Crown as they ought to do 100l. odd yearly upon an ancient composition for their First Fruits and Tenths: likewise that there is due to the church of Peterborough from the Crown a pension of 1l. 13s. 4d [per an.] issuing out of the rectory of lrtingburg [Irthlingborough] and another pension of 9l. 2s. 10½d. granted to that church [of Peterborough] by patent, both which sums use to be paid by way of abatement out of the said ancient composition: that it is pretended that the said composition was sold as a fee farm rent to [John] Lindsey, goldsmith, and by him to Dr. Warner alias Lee, Archdeacon of Rochester: that petitioners are inhibited by the Treasury Lords from paying the said composition to Lindsey or his assigns: therefore they pray an order to whom the said pension shall be paid and that the church may be indemnified in obeying the same.
Henry Guy to Auditor Bridges to bring to the Treasury Lords on Saturday some old accompts of the Master of the Mint heretofore passed. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Dunbarton's reformed [i.e., discharged] Protestant officers 200l. out of Excise money, viz., 125l. 9s. 0d. [out] of the surplus of Excise now remaining in the Exchequer and 74l. 11s. 0d. out of the other Excise money. Ibid, p. 319.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Gibbs for a watchman's place in the Customs House, London. Out Letters (Customs), p. 152.
[?][Fresh copy of] the like reference made October 31 last on the petition of John Williams showing that upon the King's letters of credit by Mr. Tho. Killigrew petitioner supplied his Majesty when beyond seas with certain sums of money amounting to 820l. and having petitioned for repayment thereof, his Majesty signified his pleasure by Mr. Killigrew to the Treasury Lords that he should have an employment equivalent to the said money: therefore prays a landsurveyor's place in the Custom House, London. Ibid.
Dec. 16.Treasury warrant to Mr. Agar and Mr. Strode [Surveyors General of Woods] to fell all the timber and underwood now standing in the wood called Walwood in Waltham Forest, and after giving notice at the adjacent market towns, to sell same, paying the receipts into the Exchequer: as by the royal sign manual of the 12th inst. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 115–6.
Appending: instructions to same for same. (1) View said wood. (2) Account before the Auditor of the County for the produce thereof before Trinity term next. (3) Inform yourself how the ground of said wood may be best improved for the king's benefit and what same may be worth to be let by the year; and to see that the buyers clear the wood before 1680, September 29, and to certify what spoils have been committed in said wood for five or six years last past, and by whom.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a fresh lease to Sir William Boreman of the premises as follows for 99 years at the rent of 40s. per an. said lease being in consideration of the two sums of 200l. 15s. 0d. and 154l. 15s. 0d. (ut supra, p. 309), which the King accepts from him as executor of Thomas Boreman as in full of the fine of 450l. set upon the lease as herein in consideration that said Sir William undertakes to expend 100l. before 1680, December 25, and another 100l. before 1682, December 25, in planting young trees in his Majesty's park called Greenwich Park. Ibid, pp. 116–9.
Prefixing: (a) particular by deputy auditor Tho. Raban of the premises, being the garden commonly called the Pike Garden, containing 3 rods 20 perches in the parish of St. Saviour's, Southwark, between the banks of the Thames on the North and Maiden Lane on the South, including four ponds for the preservation of fish, one house divided into two residences, and another house situate near the road by the Thames, all as demised 1660–1, February 28, to William Boreman, Esq.; (b) ratal dated 1679, March 31, by Sir C. Harbord of said particular by virtue of the Earl of Danby's warrant of March 22 last.
Dec. 18.Treasury warrant for the execution of a dormant warrant of 1673, November 14, for the payment by the Auditor of the Receipt to the Master and Worker of the Mint of the Coinage money then in the Exchequer or thereafter to come into the Exchequer, care being taken "that such moneys as are appointed to be paid to the Lady Villiers and the three Roetiers out of the said Coinage money be set apart to be paid to them accordingly." Money Book, p. 295.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Sir William Dugdale for half a year to 1678, September 29, on his salary as [garter] Principal King of Arms. Ibid.
Money warrant for 15,000l. to Edward Griffin, Esq., now Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the service of his Office for half a year to June 24 last. (Money order dated December 22 hereon.) Ibid, p. 296. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 85.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Dickens [Woodward of New Forest] to fell timber in said forest to the value of 300l. for the wages to September 29 of the keepers thereof: any shortage in said timber to be made up by digging up and selling moares or roots of trees formerly felled. Money Book, p. 296.
Dec. 18.Treasury warrant to Mr. Slingsby, Master and Worker of the Mint, to set up a stable for the Mint sufficient to hold 16 able horses with a view to accommodating the Mint with three horses "thereby to set up another disgrossing mill and make more despatch in the weekly coining of the silver moneys for the benefit and advantage of all importers of bullion to the Mint." Same to be built in a certain vacant place in the Mint formerly a garden belonging to the late sinker of the Mint: all in accordance with Sir Christopher Wren's estimate of 420l. (430l.) for same. Money Book, p. 297.
Money warrant for 20l. to Sir Robt. Sawyer for half a year to 1677, Christmas, on his fee or salary of 40l. per an. as a King's Counsel. Ibid, p. 298.
Money order for 260l. 15s. 0d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Michaelmas term last. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 58.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Anne, Countess Dowager of Bristol, of all such moneys as for 5 years from 1679, June 11, shall arise to the King by all or any discharges of increased rents yet remaining uncompounded for [in the Duchy of Cornwall] or by any composition for further or other estates contracted for or granted [in said Duchy] since the date of the expiration of the privy seal of 1676, June 21, and of all sums now or hereafter due or which shall be in the hands of any Receivers, farmers or tenants of the said Duchy manors or lands by reason of any composition or discharge already made or hereafter to be made, and also all and every the said increased rents not yet compounded for, all ut supra, pp. 290–1: to be taken by her to her own use without account: (the King having previously, by the said privy seal of 1676, June 21, granted to George, Viscount Grandison and Edward Villiers for three years such compositions and increased rents, which term expired June 11 last, and the Countess having prayed a grant thereof as a mark of royal grace, whereupon the Surveyor General of Crown Lands did November 24 last report to the Treasury Lords that most of the increased rents are bought off, and that those that remain unsold, etc., ut supra, ibid, and it further appearing by the said Surveyor General's books delivered to the deputy auditor in order to the preparing the account for the year ended 1678, September 29, that the fines which will grow due to said Grandison and Villiers for that year together with the increased rents yet remaining unsold will amount to about 950l.; wherefore the said Surveyor General has valued the premises at not more than 1,000l. per an. unless there should happen an unusual mortality among the tenants). In order to the carrying out of this grant the Treasury Lords are to give warrant to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay said moneys to her upon her mere acquittance. All with a proviso and reservation to the Crown of 200l. per an. out of this grant: which sum the said Receiver General is to detain and account for annually. With a further proviso that the ancient rents payable out of the lands of said Duchy before the increased rents were reserved be excepted out of this grant and be continued to be paid to said Receiver General for the use of the King. King's Warrant Book, pp. 174–7.
Dec. 18.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the farm and demesnes of the manor of Englishcombe: with a view to a fresh lease thereof to John Rosewell, present tenant thereof: to be for two lives at a fine of 600l. and under the old rent of 12l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 121–2.
Prefixing: (a) said Rosewell's petition for same, he having renewed his lease at a dear rate immediately after the Restoration (he purchasing the same of Mr. Seymour) but his son is lately dead who was one of the lives. (b) order of reference dated November 20 last thereon. (c) report dated November 21 from William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Rosewell's petition and on Mr. Bridge's petition for said farm. In 1674, Rosewell petitioned Treasurer Danby for a third life in the farm after his own and his son Samuel's, same having been long in his family: this was granted him on an increase of rent of 22l. per an.: the farm contains 400 acres, much of it barren, and was then valued at 120l. per an. above the old rents of 12l. per an., according to Mr. Price's survey.
Henry Guy to Mr. Hayter concerning the Saphire. The Treasury Lords thank the Admiralty Lords for such early notice before ships come in. They will take all possible care to provide money for paying off the ship, and desire meanwhile that it may continue in the Downs till some provision be made for her. Out Letters (General), p. 320.
Same to Auditor Parson to deliver to Mr. Dickens (to be carried to the Attorney General for his opinion thereon) a copy of Sir John Coventry's grant of Burleigh Walk in New Forest. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Green Cloth to hasten the late Cofferer's account of the moneys received for the service of the Household as soon as may be in regard another officer is come into his place. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Col. Strode et al. (Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands) of Joseph Crisp's petition for the office of escheator of the Leeward Islands in consideration of his loss of time and money in soliciting at this [London] Court and the French Court occasioned by his being sent as hostage from St. Christopher's upon a treaty of neutrality between the King's subjects [in said island of St. Christopher] and the French King's subjects [there]; "the King being well inclined to gratify him for his great pains and charges in the said service." Ibid, p. 321.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to me [Guy] upon my order for secret service: same to be issued out of Excise money in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners forwarding a paper for their report thereon. Ibid.
Same to same to hasten their report on Sir John Cope's petition. Ibid.
Dec. 18.Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply to the payment of the men of the Assistance now unpaid, any money that may remain out of that appointed now for a quarter's pay to the Yards of Deptford and Woolwich. Out Letters (General), p. 321.
Same to Sir Robt. Viner to forthwith pass your accounts for the Hearthmoney for the time you had same in term. my Lords expect you to give a punctual and ready observance herein. Ibid. p. 322.
Dec. 20.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Edward Seymour upon any unsatisfied. unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the like sum which Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe paid into the Exchequer this day by way of loan. Money Book, p. 298.
The like for 500l. to same for the Vietuallers of the Navy: to be issued out of the 3,000l. which the Customs Cashier paid into the Exchequer this day. Ibid, p. 299.
And for 2,500l. to same for the Navy: to be issued out of same.
The like for 300l. to Ralph Montague upon any unsatisfied orders in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: to be for the service of the Great Wardrobe and to be issued out of 300l. which the Excise Commissioners are directed to pay into the Exchequer this week. Ibid, p. 300.
The like for 400l. to Baptist May for the service of the Privy Purse: to be paid out of Excise money in the Receipt. Ibid, p.301.
Money warrant for repayment to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe of respectively 4,000l. lent by them the 3rd inst., 8,000l. lent by them the 11th inst., and 10,000l. lent by them this day: with a clause in each for 6 per cent. [per an.] interest [to be paid or made into principal] every six months. (Money orders dated respectively December 3, December 11 and December 20 hereon, the dates being made identical with the dates of the loans.) Ibid, p. 300. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 61.
Treasury warrant for the execution for a money warrant of the late Treasurer Danby dated 1675–6, February 7. for 42l. 9s. 4d. to the Churchwardens of St. Magnus, London. for two years to 1675. June 24. on the perpetuity of 21l. 4s. 8d. to the poor of said parish. Money Book, p. 300.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Margaret Brewer, relict of Edward Brewer for one year to 1675, September 29. on his fee as one of the Customers of the Great Customs, London port. Ibid, p. 301.
Treasury appointment of John Lawrence to receive the 1,457l. 10s. 7d. which Col. John Strode. one of the Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and the Leeward Isles has undertaken to pay before Christmas. For this purpose Commissary Baines is hereby to deliver to said Lawrence tallies to that amount cut of the total of tallies [for 2,915l. 1s. 2d.] struck upon said Farmers and which were issued to said Baines at the Exchequer for the pay still due to the late regiment under the command of Sir Tobias Bridge in the West Indies. Said Lawrence is to deliver said tallies to said Strode on receiving the said sum of 1,457l. 10s. 7d. from Strode and is thereupon immediately to pay over said sum to said Baynes to be by him issued towards payment of the arrears due to the widows, orphans, relations, executors, etc., of the officers and soldiers of said regiment, each person receiving a moiety of what is due to him. No payment to be made without the privity of John Lawrence or Bartholomew Fillingham, who were formerly entrusted to examine the said soldiers' arrears and to inspect the frauds formerly used in the pay of the said regiment. Warrants not Relating to Money. p. 123.
Dec. 20.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to send word to the respective ports for seizing John Culpeper as by the order of the King in Council of the 19th inst. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 154–5.
Prefixing: copy of said order as printed in Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series, Vol. I, pp. 875–6, save that the direction herein is only to the Treasury Lords to command the Customs Commissioners to give orders to the [Customs] officers in the Western ports from whence any ships are bound to Virginia or other his Majesty's Plantations to search the ships for the person of said Culpeper.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Timothy Bushell (Bushill) praying a tidesman's place in extraordinary, London port, he having been in his Majesty's service in several capacities for many years together. Ibid, p. 155.
Same to same of Robert Thirkill's petition, shewing that while the Customs were in farm he acted as landwaiter upon the coast between Wisbech river and Spalding, co. Lincoln, which is more than 20 miles in length and in which there are many creeks; that said place has been ever since vacant and still is: prays to be made officer there. Ibid, p. 156.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in 10,000l. from Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe, they having agreed to lend same into the Exchequer this day. Out Letters (General), p. 322.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to certify what is due to Thomas Mansfield, Robert Chaddock, Thomas Lewis, John Brown, and Ralph Williams, boatswains of his Majesty's ships, and why they are not paid. Ibid.
Prefixing: note of petition from said boatswains shewing that they have passed fair accounts of the expenditure of stores committed to them; after a tedious attendance they can get no wages. of which they are in great want, whereby his Majesty's service is neglected.
Same to Mr. Newton [Woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests] to certify what numbr of trees will be necessary for the gating, stileing, cabening and staking of the coppices mentioned in the enclosed letter [missing] from the Privy Council. Ibid, p. 323.
Treasury reference to Sir Creswell Levins, Attorney General. of the petition of Capt. Martin Sandys for 1,756l. 14s. 5d. (his stated account and petition for said sum being referred to the Treasury Lords from the King). The Attorney General is to peruse the bond of Francis Hanbury, Geo. Dangerfield, Jon. Fownes and Jon. Vernon to said Sandys for said Hanbury's true accounting for the Hearthmoney as deputy to said Sandys and whether they are thereby obliged to account and pay only to January 1 next after the date or for the whole time said Hanbury should collect as deputy. Ibid.
Dec. 20.Henry Guy to Mr. Bridgeman. The Treasury Lords have directed 100l. this [week] and 100l. next [week] for the Privy Purse above the 300l. per week for same. The two extraordinary payments are to be applied "to the uses which I acquainted you with the other day when you was at my house." Out Letters (General), p. 324.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply the 6,000l. remainder of the 10,000l., lent into the Exchequer this day by Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe, to the payment of the yards unprovided for by former directions in my [Guy's] letter of the 18th inst. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to draw a privy seal pursuant to the enclosed order of Council [missing]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Savers, his Majesty's master cook. praying to be bailiff and burgesses' Coroner and Clerk of the Market at Berkhampstead. Ibid, p. 325.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of Edward Buckridge's petition for return of overplus Excise money paid on 12 tuns of spirits imported from Spain in the ship William, John Cane master, September 24 last on which duty was ignorantly paid as aqua vitae. Ibid, p. 328b.
Henry Guy to the Auditor [of Imprests] to allow or disallow in Mr. Slingsby's Mint accounts the items as follow, according to the opinion of the Lord Chief Baron. Baron Atkins and Baron Raymond. Slingsby s subsequent accounts are to be made up in like manner. Ibid, pp. 325–6.
Prefixing: note of said Judge's opinions on said accounts:—
the 7d. per lb. to be disallowed in these two items.
l. s. d.
for the charge of the gold moneys coined this year at 7d. per lb. weight over and above the 7s. allowed by [the Mint] indenture 121 2 11½
for coinage of 12,370lb. 11oz. 1dwt. of gold at 7d. in the lb. for change into gold moneys omitted in his four accounts ended 1670. December 20 360 0 0
Oath to be made that the sums expended in the following 7 items were in order to the melting into clean ingots only, and that he bring the particulars which make up these totals.
for charges of first melting gold and silver into ingots 63 1 8
for waste. toughening and refining gold and silver 48 10 11
for charcoal 203 4 4
for copper alloy 25 16 10½
for charges and expenses in the assay house 38 7 5
for waste upon trial of the gold and silver 10 12 0
for repairs in the melting house 5 17 6
All these six sums to be disallowed:—
for the Master Worker, part of his officers' diet 52 0 0
for the extraordinary expenses of the Mint 46 0 0
for an allowance of a clerk to solicit the receipt of the Coinage money for five years at 40l. per an 200 0 0
for passing his accounts for five years at 40l. per an 200 0 0
for his extraordinary pains and hazard in receiving and paying the Coinage moneys for 5 years at 300l. per an 1,500 0 0
for money imprested to the Warden for repairs 614 0 0
The following disallowed, all but 52l. per an. for the Warden's diet.
for moneys imprested to him [the Warden of the Mint by said Slingsby] for the officers' diet 310 0 0
for moneys imprested to him [the Warden] for building the Assay Master's house 477 2 2
£4,275 15 10
Dec. 20.Henry Guy to the Attorney General forwarding, for his opinion thereon, the form of warrants to be used in levying the Six Months' Tax, to commence in February next. Out Letters (General), p. 326.
Reference to Sir Creswell Levins, Kt., Attorney General, and to William Harbord, Esq., Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the Earl of Burford's petition ut supra, p. 42, under date 1679, May 2: the present reference being to cancel said previous reference of May 2. Ibid, p. 35.