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'Entry Book: August 1680, 2-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 6: 1679-1680 (1913), pp. 656-670. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83547 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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August 1680

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Aug. 2.Treasury allowance of the Excise Office incidents bill detailed for varying periods between 1679, Lady day, and 1680, Lady day. (Total 461l. 14s. 2d.) Money Book, p. 216.
The like of the Excise Office salary bill for last June 24 quarter. (Total 2,107l. 0s. 0d.) Ibid, p. 220.
Money warrant for the following sums to the following falconers for half a year respectively: George Russell 45l. 12s. 6d. as falconer, ditto 32l. 10s. 0d. as Serjeant [of the Hawks]; 40l. to Marmaduke Conway as falconer and spaniel keeper; 25l. 1s. 10¾d. each to Arthur Wichells, William Sakins, Andrew Holmes, Jno. Sylvester and Sylvanus Rowley; 25l. each to Jon Preston, Jon Legg, William Poulton, James Russell and Peter Croles; 22l. each to Jon Potter, Richd. Edes, Abele Daniell, Thomas Dechamp and Thomas Duffeild; 24l. 18s. 4d. to George Russell, jun.; 19l. 0s. 2¾d. to William Russell; 15l. 19s. 4¾d. to Jon Osboldstone: (total 538l. 9s. 11¼d.). Money Book, pp. 217–8.
Same for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode for three months to April 16 last on his ordinary as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Ibid, p. 218. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 154.
Same for 91l. to Sir Jon Robinson for three months to May 2 last on his ordinary as being ordered to reside in Sweden till the King's envoy to that court should arrive at Stockholm. (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) Money Book, p. 219. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 157.
Treasury warrant to Sir William Godolphin, kt., Auditor of Crown Revenues in Wales, to discharge and allow in account 293l. 9s. 0d. and 1,106l. 11s. 0d. to Bevis Lloyd, Receiver General of Crown Revenues for South Wales, upon his account thereof for the year ended 1677, Sept. 29, he having by deed poll dated 1679, April 2 (lately enrolled in the King's Remembrancer's office) in accordance with the privy seal of Jan. 22 last assigned to the King a debt of 200l. principal money due upon a note of John Colvile and all interest thereof, and having likewise (as is certified by Thomas Eden, Deputy King's Remembrancer) given security for payment of 1,106l. 11s. 0d., being due as above on his said account. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 253.
Money warrant for 100,000l. to Nicholas Johnson as imprest for the Guards and Garrisons and contingencies thereof for half a year from July 1 last to Jan. 1 next: by way of advance. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book, p. 205. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 153.
Same for 455l. to Henry Sidney for three months to July 13 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book, p. 206. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 152.
Same for 455l. to Sir Henry Goodrick for three months to June 10 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book, p. 206. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 153.
Same for 455l. to Bevil Skelton for three months to June 23 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book, p. 207. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 152.
Same for 273l. to Sir Peter Wych for three months to April 7 last on his ordinary as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Money Book, p. 207. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 156.
Same for 455l. to Charles Fanshaw, esq., for three months' advance on his ordinary as Envoy Extra-ordinary to the Prince of Portugal: to commence from the day of his departure out of the presence. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book, p. 207. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 102.
Aug. 2.Treasury instructions to the Customs Commissioners in reply to the latter's memorial of the 29th ult. (1) You are to allow 6l. 2s. 6d. to Samuel Weale, late Collector of Fowey (out of the 16l. 17s. 0¾d. due to the king at the foot of his account), as for his charges in connection with a seizure of tin, he having paid in the moiety of 9l. 15s. 0d. the appraised value thereof. (2) You are to direct the Customs officers at Yarmouth to allow half the duty on 10 tuns of eager beer imported at Yarmouth about 2 years since (such beer eager being by judgment of law to pay duty as vinegar) and which the merchant refuses to enter at full duty so that same remains still in a perishing condition in the King's warehouse, the warehouse rent being already 9l. (3) You are to similarly allow two-thirds the duty on 10 tuns of the like commodity which has lain a considerable time in the warehouse at Hull, being at present not worth above 8l. or 9l. per tun, whereon the duty in strictness would be 11l. 10s. 0d. per tun. (4) Notwithstanding the care taken, no great progress has been made in the execution of the late commission for admeasuring and marking all keels, boats, carts and wains used for the carriage of coals in the port of Newcastle, etc., [which has arisen] by reason of the wilful delay of the keel owners and fitters concerned in the said keels. The summer, which is the season for performing this service, is fast elapsing. As the matter is of great importance you are hereby to cause the said Act to be put in execution by seizing such keels, boats, carts or wains as after Michaelmas next carry coals not being properly measured as aforesaid. (5) As to the sending of landwaiters out of London port to do duty in the outports you are for the future to choose such of them as you think fit and if they be unwilling to go they must find substitutes or quit their places. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 252–3.
Treasury warrant to same to give John Smyth an extraordinary commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods in London and Middlesex. Ibid, p 254
Same to same to employ Dudley Hopper as commander of the Poole smack [the Customs smack at Poole] loco Edward Penny, dismissed. Ibid, pp. 254–7
David Loyd, lately a tidesman at Plymouth, as a tidewaiter London port loco Richard Parry, lately dismissed.
George Warren as water[man] and boatman at Southwold loco Robert Walker, removed thence to Berdsey [Bawdsay] Ferry. As it is for the King's good to have a good officer at Southwold 8l. per an. is to be added to the 8l. per an. salary already established.
David Chappell as a boatman at Uphill.
George Phillips as a waiter at Uphill loco John Plumley, dismissed.
Lewis More (Moore) as a waiter at Pembroke loco John Powell, deceased.
Richard Owen as collector, waiter and searcher at Holyhead: to be established there with a salary of 10l., it appearing from the Customs Commissioners' memorial of July 29 last that since the late Act for prohibiting the importation of Irish cattle is determined, great quantities of Irish cattle are imported at Holyhead.
Charles Jewell as waiter and searcher at Clovelly loco Leonard Hodges who is to be dismissed for neglect of duty: an addition of 14l. per an. to be made to the present salary of 6l. per an. to enable him to keep a horse, as an able officer there to keep a horse and ride the coast would be to the king's a advantage: said increment to be taken out of the salary of Ely Foster, one of the waiters at Appledore.
Aug. 2.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners not to charge the duty of 4 hogsheads of tobacco upon William Coleman, the King's warehouse keeper of London port, same having been stolen from a cellar of the said warehouse upon the delivery of some tobacco cleared from a ship from Virginia and stolen at the delivery thereof, Thomas How, one of the established porters, attending the said warehouse being at the delivery thereof surprised by the hand of God and struck as dead and lay so half an hour, in which time the theft was committed, for which reason said Coleman is charged with the duty due on said 4 hogsheads. Out Letters (Customs), p. 258.
Same to same to depute William Yardley as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Rochester loco Nicholas Stoakes, dismissed after a full hearing of the articles against him, said Yardley having behaved himself well as commander of the boat and as deputy searcher of said port. Ibid, p. 251.
Thomas Smart as a watchman London port loco Phillip Day, superannuated.
Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply for the use of two new ships building at Chatham and Harwich the 1,000l. which the Treasury Lords have directed to be paid to you out of a loan made [into the Exchequer] by Thomas Felton. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 63.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to said Treasurer (on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name for the service of the Navy) the abovesaid 1,000l. out of 1,500l. remaining in the Exchequer of said Felton's loan.
Same to Mr. Brisbane. The Treasury Lords know nothing of the enclosed petition. Inform them speedily what voyage that ship made and how long she was out. Ibid.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners, forwarding a petition of William Penn, "to the intent you may certify their Lordships whether the money petitioned for is payable here or in Ireland, together with your opinions what may fitly be done therein for his relief." Ibid.
[?]Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords are disposed to gratify Robt. Mason with the employment he petitions for. When it falls [vacant] put my Lords in mind of him. Ibid, p. 64.
Aug. 2.Same to the Lord Privy Seal. The King has appointed Wednesday morning next for hearing the business of the passing of a privy seal for appropriating the revenue of Greenwax &c., to the payment of pensions to those persons who were instrumental in the King's escape after Worcester fight, and also concerning Mr. Aram's grant of the office of Surveyor of the Greenwax. Please attend then. Ibid.
The like notice severally to the Earl of Peterborough, Visct. Yarmouth and Mr. Aram.
Aug. 2.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners forwarding two papers as follow. Propose to the Treasury Lords some remedy for prevention of the prejudice which his Majesty's service is likely to sustain by the practice complained of in the second paper. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 65.
Appending: notes of said papers from the Farmers of Excise: (1) an information of grand abuses practised daily to the defrauding the King of Excise on imported brandy: (2) a paper shewing how highly prejudicial it is to the revenue to suffer any wines that are once seized for non-payment of Customs to be afterwards cleared by their proprietors upon payment of the duties without being first tried upon the Poll Act.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,100l. to Edwd. Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: same being intended for freight of ships for transporting horses and hay to Tangier for the service of the present expedition designed thither: to be satisfied out of any loans into the Exchequer from Richd. Kent. and Cha Duncomb. Money Book, pp. 208–10.
The like for 500l. to said Seymour: to be paid over to the Victuallers of the Navy for one week to the 24th inst. [sic for ult.] on their allowance.
The like for 3,000l. to be issued to said Seymour upon the 7th Aug. inst., and the like sum of 3,000l. weekly during the eight succeeding weeks up to Oct. 2 next: to be paid out of Customs money in the Exchequer. Of the said weekly payments 1,500l. per week is intended for the constant allowance to the Navy, 500l. per week is to pay for stores and workmanship upon bills of the first book, and the remaining 1,000l. per week for the Victuallers upon this year's declaration.
The like for 24,354l. 10s. 0d. to said Seymour, 10,000l. thereof being intended to pay for stores, 14,000l. thereof for pay of the Charles galley and the Rupert, and the remaining 354l. 10s. 0d. for officers' wages. Hereof 13,000l. is to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs and the remainder out of loans into the Exchequer from Rich. Kent and Cha. Duncombe.
Money warrant for 1,400l. to William Hewer in further part of 14,300l. for the quarter ended March 31 last for the garrison of Tangier, which with 669l. 9s. 9d. already paid on said quarter makes 2,069l. 9s. 9d. thereon. To be paid out of loans into the Exchequer from Rich. Kent and Cha. Duncombe: and is intended to be paid over to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the ordinary service to be performed by the Office of Ordnance for the use of the said garrison, and is to complete that payment upon the establishment to Dec. 31 last. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 211–2. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 153.
Same for 2,000l. to said William Hewer for the service of the garrison of Tangier and the mole there: as in further part of 14,300l. for the abovesaid quarter ended March 31 last for said garrison, on which quarter 2,069l. 9s. 9d. is already directed. To be satisfied out of loans ut supra: [the present payment] "being intended for the service of the mole." (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Money Book, p. 210. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 154.
Aug. 2.Money warrant for 1,064l. 11s. 6d. to said William Hewer as imprest and in part of the 50,000l. as by the privy seal of July 21 last for the extraordinary expense of the present expedition designed to Tangier. Hereof 666l. 13s. 4d. is intended towards paying for victuals for 1,320 men and the remaining 397l. 18s. 2d. towards payment for hay, oats and beans. To be paid out of loans ut supra. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Money Book, p. 211. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 154.
Same for 2,000l. to said William Hewer as imprest and in part of the abovesaid 50,000l. To be paid out of loans ut supra, and to be paid to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for stores to be provided by the Office of Ordnance for the use of said garrison. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Money Book, p. 212. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 153.
Same for 455l. to William Soames, esq., for three months' ordinary to Feb. 6 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duchess Regent of Savoy. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book, p. 213. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 155.
Same for 50l. to John Collins, gent., for one year to 1676, Sept. 29, as by the privy seal of 1669, Aug. 6, granting him an allowance of 50l. per an. until some other or better employment be provided for him. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book, p. 213. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 154.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 138l. 13s. 4d. to Phillip Warwick for half a year to Lady day last on his salary as Collector outwards of the Petty Customs, London port. Money Book, p. 214.
Same to same to pay 13l. each to the following for last June 24 quarter as eighteen of the King's waiters in London port: viz. Joseph Jordan, Jon Feild, Ellis Lloyd, Roger Charnock, Francis Roberts, William Tallman, Nicholas Parke, Jon Shaw, Hugh Bantock, Samuel Ward, Samuell Phillips, Jon Marshall, Francis Dacket, Gerard Andrews, Andrew Haynes, Lawrence Corbet, Thomas Raymond and William Lowndes. Ibid.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the draft of a royal letter to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, same having been referred May 26 from the King to the Treasury Lords. Said letter recites that by royal letters of 1662, Dec. 20, William Aubrey, gent., was granted an allowance of 20s. a week payable quarterly, but by reason of some general order a stop is put to the payment thereof since 1678, Sept. 29. In compassion of his condition and thinking it just that some provision should be made for the subsistence of him and his family, the King orders payment of said allowance and the arrears thereof and that said allowance be continued to him on the present and all future establishments [of Ireland] until he be satisfied the sum of 516l. 11s. 11d. at one entire payment. On the said draft the Treasury Lords hereby report that they have nothing to object against it. Out Letters (Ireland), p. 80.
Prefixing: Copy of said draft and of a recommendatory letter dated 1680, May 1, thereon from the Lord Lieutenant [to ? the Secretary of State].
Aug. 3.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier. The Treasury Lords have directed their warrant to you for paying a quarter's salary to the King's waiters in London port. It is not my Lords' intention that the said wages should be paid upon the said warrant presently but in some short time as the [Customs] receipt will conveniently bear it. Out Letters (General) VI. p. 65.
Same to same to pay Thomas Kirwood's tallies of July 14 last for 14,011l. 15s. 6d. in course out of the Customs by 2,000l. a week and next after the tallies of precedent dates on the Customs. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Slingsby to transmit to Auditor Done any further vouchers you may have bearing on your Dunkirk [rendition money coinage] account, which he is ordered to prepare for declaration with all speed. Ibid, p. 66.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Examine the fitness of the person named in the enclosed letter [missing] for any Customs place. Ibid.
Same to the Warden of the Mint. Hasten your accounts to the Auditor of the Mint in order to their declaration. Ibid.
Same to Major Broxholme. Shew the deeds of your estates to Mr. Keeble of Gray's Inn and suffer him to peruse same. Ibid.
Same to Viscountess Yarmouth. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has communicated to the Treasury Lords your letter. Although Visct. Yarmouth be not in town, my Lords desire you nevertheless to attend at the Treasury when the business of the Greenwax is heard in the King's presence to-morrow morning "that your Ladyship may see that the matter to be then in question does not at all concern your Ladyship's pretensions." Ibid, p. 67.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners to send to the Treasury Lords an account what quantities of saltpetre have been delivered to Sir George Wharton, and of what value and what has been made by him of the saltpetre delivered to him, and if he has given no account of any such quantity you to advise my Lords what may be the best method to charge him to account for same. Ibid.
Same to abovesaid Sir George Wharton to return to the Auditors the imprest rolls [as] amended by the Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid, p. 68.
Same to Mr. Griffin to forthwith perfect and send to the Auditors of Imprests the accompts of your [Chamber Treasurer's] Office to 1679, June 24, so that they can be presented to the Treasury Lords at their next meeting. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests, the Clerk of the Pipe and others, to prepare and present to my Lords at their next meeting after the present adjournment the ancient method of the Exchequer for compelling accomptants to account, with such other observations therein as may be for his Majesty's service: and likewise to inform my Lords how they are to proceed with such as do not account or do not answer what is due to the king on the foot of their accounts. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests to consider of the establishment of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber and to represent to my Lords how the same has been observed by Mr. Griffin, the Treasurer, for the time past, and in what manner you conceive the Treasurer ought to proceed in his payments for the time to come, my Lords observing many irregular payments to have been made and the establishment exceeded. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 69.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pass Customs free (by bill of store) 4 pieces of brass ordnance, each weighing 40cwt., and 25 pieces of small brass ordnance weighing about 1¼cwt. each, being English manufacture, which the East India Company desire to ship on board the Barnardiston, bound for Bantam: the same having been formerly allowed free to said Company in the like case. (Henry Guy to said Commissioners signifying as herein.) Out Letters (Customs), p. 251. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 67.
Money warrant for 5,000l. to Jon Buckworth, Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, esqs. (appointed by the patent of July 15 last to be Commissioners to execute the office of Master and Worker of the Mint): to be as imprest for carrying on the service of the Mint and to be satisfied out of Coinage money now in, or hereafter coming into, the Exchequer. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 250. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 154.
Treasury warrant to Henry Ayloff, the King's Remembrancer, to take the security of the abovesaid three Mint Commissioners in 2,000l. each. The fees for each of the bonds are to be only 6s. 8d., and of each of the said Commissioners only 20s. or 4l. in all. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 251.
Same to Richard Aldworth, Auditor for [inter al.] co. Yorks, to provide for the collection of the Crown rents in said county, John Bland, the late Receiver thereof, being some time since deceased: and further to cause the pensions and salaries to be paid half yearly to the respective persons entitled: the Crown revenue of said county being so reduced by reason of the sale of fee farm and other rents that very little thereof remains except such rents as are set apart for payment of perpetual pensions, salaries and corrodies, wherefore the Treasury Lords do not think it adviseable for the King to appoint another Receiver in said Bland's place. Ibid, p. 252.
On this day Mr. Blathwayt presented to the Treasury Lords a short state of the accompt of Col. Strode for 7 years' farm [of the Four and a Half per cent. duty] in the Leeward Islands from 1670, Dec. 25, to 1677, Dec. 25. Out Letters (Plantations' Auditor) I, p. 42.
Treasury warrant to William Hewer to pay (out of the money imprested for the present expedition to Tangier) 12l. to Sir John Lanier, kt., for charges of carrying the troops on board the yachts to carry them on board the ships at Portsmouth, which are intended to transport them to Tangier. Money Book, p. 215.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Customs Cashier to pay forthwith 40l. to Solomon Summers, mariner, in accordance with the said Commissioners' report on said Summers' petition. Ibid, p. 217.
Money warrant for 140l. to Bassill Feilding, gent., Receiver General of the Poll and Eighteen Months' Assessment in co. Yorks, as reward and in consideration of his charges in making his returns of moneys. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Money Book, p. 218. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 160.
Same for 30l. to Lewis Trethewy, Receiver for co. Cornwall of the Seventeen Months' Assessment, Poll and Eighteen Months' Assessment, for the like reward, etc. (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) Money Book, p. 219. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 160.
Treasury reference to the Mint Master and Worker Commissioners, of the petition of William Tayleur, assistant to the Weigher and Teller of the Mint, said petition setting forth that there is no house belonging to his office, that the house wherein lately dwelled Joseph Rotteire, late one of the Gravers of the Mint, who is now gone into France to live, is now empty and therefore praying for said house to be annexed to his office. Petitioner is to be placed in said house if said Commissioners find it empty. Reference Book I, p. 130.
Same to Sir Richd. Mason, Bartholomew Fillingham and Mr. Rumsey [Agents for Taxes] of the petition of Mansell Stradling, setting forth that in Jan., 1678–9, he was ready to account for the Poll money and did deliver in the Poll tallies to the auditor, but the [Assessment] Commissioners of several counties had not then returned the duplicates [of the assessments], so that he could not be charged; he hath several times since offered an account but was informed that the duplicates were either lost or so mislaid in the late fire at the Temple [that they could not be found]; that there is 360l. overpaid in [petitioner's account of] the Seventeen Months' Assessment as appears by the tallies with the auditor which was occasioned by the carelessness of petitioner's correspondent in London [who should have paid it in on account of the Eighteen Months' Assessment]: therefore prays that course may be taken for the discharge of his account of the Poll Money, and that the money overpaid on the Seventeen Months' Assessment account may be transferred to the Eighteen Months' Assessment account. Ibid, p. 131.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Dike for a place at the Custom House, he having served under Sir John Ernlee. Ibid, pp. 131–2.
The like of Michael Jones's petition for a like place, he having served his Majesty at sea. (In the margin: cancelled 1681–2, Feb. 12.)
Same to John Lawrence and Bartholomew Fillingham of the petition of Samuell Johnson: petitioner setting forth that he was a soldier in the West Indies in Sir Tobias Bridge's own Company, and continued there from the first muster at Portsmouth to the disbanding of the Regiment and then returned to England with the rest of the soldiers: being afterwards promised preferment he went into Flanders and was made a serjeant in Lieut.-Gen. Douglas's Regiment but left a letter of attorney in trust with his friend Michael Ridley of Southwark for the receipt of his 32l. 2s. 9d. arrears of wages, but said Ridley died in the pursuit thereof and said arrear remains unpaid to petitioner's utter ruin: therefore prays that his arrears may be examined and inserted in a list of soldiers for whom tallies are to be struck. Ibid, p. 132.
Aug. 3.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Robt. Pigott's petition, shewing that he was a Customs officer under the late Farmers of Customs until invited by Mr. Rider and others into Ireland and made a Commissioner for managing the revenue there whereupon he surrendered his employment [in England] and is now destitute of an employ. Prays for some employment in London or the outports. Reference Book I, p. 133.
See supra, p. 494, under date 1680, April 14. Out Letters (Ireland), p. 46.
Money order for 388l. 12s. 2d. to John Walker, usher [of the Exchequer Court] for necessaries delivered to the officers of [said Court] in Trinity term, 1680, and for 145 days (March 11 last to the 3d inst.) of his own diet as usher, viz., at 5d. a day. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 155.
Aug. 4.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to grant to Sir William Godolphin free licence, power and authority to grant, bargain, sell, assign and transfer or set over by deed, assurance or conveyance to Sidney Godolphin the indenture of lease dated 1636, June 22, by which Charles I demised to Francis Godolphin, esq. (afterwards Kt. of the Bath), all those his Majesty's isles, islands, territories and rocks commonly called the Isles of Silley [Scilly] otherwise called Sully and also known by the names of St. Mary Isle, Agnes Isle, Agnet Isle, Sampson Isle, the Great Sampson Isle, the Little Ratt Island, Brether Isle, Treskow Isle, Arothell Isle, St. Helens Isle, Lides Isle, St. Martins Isle, Gwyn Isle, Gwyn Helenor Isle, Arthurs Island, Round Island, Silly alias Sully or by whatever other name soever [known] and divers sounds, harbours, lands, royalties, privileges, jurisdictions, etc. therein mentioned; to hold to him and his executors and assigns for 50 years from the determination of a grant made by James I and Charles, Earl of Nottingham, formerly Lord High Admiral of England, to Sir William Godolphin, deceased, by indenture tripartite dated 1603, Aug. 10: the present privy seal being by reason that the indenture of 1636, June 22, contained a special clause to prohibit such alienation without licence of the King or the bequeathing of the same by will to minors or to any daughters unless married and with husband of years meet to defend same: and the said Sir William Godolphin, bart., having represented that he is possessed of said islands and premises for the residue of said term as executor to his late father Sir Francis Godolphin and that he is desirous to assign the same to Sidney Godolphin his brother. King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 15–17.
Same to same for a same for the payment to Anthony Row, Nathaniel Johnson, Cornwall Bradshaw, Robt. Nott and Thom. Duke (Ducke), Farmers of the Hearthmoney, of the sum of 981l. 7s. 10d. and 1,678l. 0s. 4d. for 6 per cent. interest or [and 4 per cent.] reward for respectively (a) several sums amounting to 9,000l. in all by them advanced and paid before March 28 last to Robert Squibb [for his Majesty's service], which sum was soon after paid into the Exchequer for the King's use as in part of their half year's rent due 1680, Sept. 29, and payable by the utmost days of grace 1680–1, March 15; and similarly (b) for divers other sums amounting to 12,000l, in all by them similarly advanced and paid before June 24 last as in part of the next succeeding half year's rent of their farm: the account of said interest (made into principal at the end of every six months), having been stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords July 21 last; and whereas the said Farmers have already paid into the Exchequer other sums, for which no interest accounts are yet made up, as advance on their rent hereafter to grow due "and are willing to do the like for supply of our necessary occasions from time to time," therefore 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. reward is hereby authorised to be paid to them, both interest and reward to be made principal at the end of every six months; the accounts of such interest to be entered in the offices of the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells. (For money warrant hereon see infra under date Nov. 22. This money warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 25.) Ibid, pp. 18–19.
Aug. 4.Royal sign manual for 1,300l. to Henry Guy for secret service: without accompt. (Money warrant dated Aug. 16 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 20. Money Book, p. 226. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 157.
Letter under the royal sign manual to Lord Colepeper, Governor of Virginia. In consideration of the good of subjects in our Virginia we thought fit to command you before departing our presence to acquaint the assembly which should be convened by you that we would shortly give such orders in relation to the quit rents arising there as should consist with our service and the ease of our people. We doubt not but it is a matter of greatest satisfaction to our said subjects that we have declared our intention to put all our revenues arising in Virginia into such a method as may prevent any mismanagement and diversion thereof and that all such duties, impositions and acknowledgments shall be converted to the immediate support and benefit of that our colony. It is our pleasure that upon receipt hereof you, the said Governor, prepare with the assistance of the Council (and transmit the same to us) an account of the present state of all quit rents whatsoever payable in Virginia and how the same have been received, answered and paid to us before the late grants which we were pleased to pass under the great seal of England or otherwise, and how the inhabitants and all persons concerned have complied therewith and answered the said rents since that time. You are to transmit to us a distinct account of the number of acres that are already set out and patented, to what person and under what yearly acknowledgment and in what manner the same may be collected and answered with the greatest advantage to us and ease to the inhabitants upon the surrender of the said grants into our own hands. Also send us a duplicate of the particular surveys of all such lands from the office of our Surveyor in Virginia and forthwith make and return hither such [surveys] as are wanting: and in general take care to furnish us with all informations that may facilitate and render effectual our grace and favour towards our said subjects in this behalf. Kings Warrant Book VIII, pp. 25–6. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor), pp. 42–3.
Aug. 4.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Mathew Levett's petition for a commission to seize prohibited [and uncustomed] goods. Reference Book I, p. 133.
Same to Hugh May of Anthony Sturt's petition for 613l. 19s. 2d. being due to him June 30 last for oats delivered for feeding his Majesty's fowl in St. James's Park. May is to certify whether the prices set down are reasonable. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10l. to Mr. Andrew Meeres (Meers), schoolmaster of Southwell, out of any disposable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book I, p. 69.
Money order for 12,454l. 10s. 0d. to Richd. Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much by them lent into the Exchequer this day; together with 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. reward. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 158.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners for the Office of Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay 7,209l. 3s. 11d. towards satisfaction of what is due to the importers of bullion to the Mint ut supra, p. 652: it appearing by certificate of the officers of the Mint that there was due on the 22nd July last 8,630l. 6s. 2d. to such importers for bullion by them brought into the Mint before that date over and above what the bullion, etc., then remaining in the Mint would discharge towards which as appears by said certificate there was then in the Pix box 1,421l. 2s. 3d., thus leaving 7,209l. 3s. 11d. to discharge said obligation. Money Book, p. 215
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay to Sir Robert Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, 80l. 12s. 4d. for one year to June 24 last, being 63l. 2s. 0d. for the yearly fee of himself, his secondary and the other sworn clerks of his office, 5l. 15s. 0d. to the Comptroller of the Pipe and 11l. 15s. 4d. to the two Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 220.
Same to same. We have to-day warranted the issue of 13,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy by tallies on the Customs. Charles Duncombe, esq., has agreed to advance 13,000l. on said tallies, which are to be satisfied by Customs bonds. You are hereby to take tobacco bonds to the value of 12,000l. from Michael Wicks, Receiver of Plantation goods in London port, and wine bonds to the value of 1,000l. from Phillip Marsh, Receiver of wines and currants in said port, and to deliver same to said Duncombe, taking from him said tallies in lieu thereof: and you are hereby further to pay to said Duncombe the calculated [10 per cent.] discount deductable by the merchants from said bonds. Ibid, pp. 220–1.
Money warrant for 2,766l. 9s. 0d. as follows to William Hewer as imprest for the present expedition designed for Tangier and in part of the 50,000l. as by the privy seal of July 21 last, supra, p. 628, viz.: 1,701l. 17s. 6d. thereof to be paid over to the Victuallers of Tangier by the latter end of this month in part of a greater sum for the victualling of 2,100 men; 397l. 18s. 2d. thereof to be paid over to them in part of a quarter sum for hay, oats and beans; and 666l. 13s. 4d. thereof to be paid to them towards the provisions for 1,320 men. (Money order hereon dated Aug. 6.) Ibid, p. 221. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 161.
Aug. 4.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,200l. to Sir George Wharton on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance; to be as imprest to pay for stores, etc., for Tangier: to be issued out of loans made into the Exchequer by Richd. Kent and Charles Duncombe. Money Book, p. 222.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to William Hewer as in part of the abovesaid 50,000l. for the present expedition to Tangier: said 2,000l. to be by him paid to the Office of Ordnance towards the charge of a train of artillery: to be issued ut supra. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon: with a later letter of direction dated 1680, Nov. 20, for this order to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs.) Ibid, p. 222. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 156.
Same for 2,316l. 5s. 0d. to said Hewer for said expedition, viz., 1,196l. 5s. 0d. to be by him paid over for clothing 3 Troops of Horse marched for Portsmouth in order to their embarkation for Tangier, 808l. for the remainder of the pay of said Troops for 47 days from July 16 last after deductions for clothing and horse meat, 300l. to be issued on account of the pay of the 3 Troops raised for the service of Tangier and not yet ordered to march and 12l. to satisfy Sir John Lanier for charges in shipping off the three Troops first mentioned. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.) Money Book, pp. 222–3. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 156.
Same for 60l. to John Rogers, Receiver of the Poll and the late Eighteen Months' Tax for co. Lincoln. as reward for his timely paying in the moneys of those taxes and for his extraordinary pains and charges therein. Money Book, p. 223.
Same for 27,000l. to Henry Brouncker, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the service of the Household for half a year from April 1 last to Oct. 1 next. (Money order dated Aug. 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 223. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 158.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50l. to Sir George Wharton on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be by him paid over as imprest to Mris. Margaret Marshall: to be issued out of loans made into the Exchequer by Richd. Kent and Charles Duncombe. Money Book, p. 224.
Money warrant for 364l. to the Earl of Anglesey, Lord Privy seal, for last June 24 quarter, on his 4l. a day in lieu of the ancient allowance of 16 dishes of meat [daily]. (For money order hereon see infra under date Oct. 12.) Ibid.
Same for 500l. to Richard Morley in full of the principal debt due to him by the privy seal of 1679, June 18, granting him said sum with all interest and charges for the forbearance thereof from the time said sum was by said Morley lent to Edward Coleman, lately executed for high treason, same being to be payable out of such moneys as should appear to belong to said Coleman, which by his attainder became forfeited. The present warrant is to be satisfied out of such money as shall be paid into the Exchequer out of said Coleman's estate. (Money order dated Aug. 13 hereon.) Ibid, p. 225. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 157.
Aug. 4.Treasury subscription for the execution of a money warrant of 1678, Aug. 2, for 250l. to the heirs of William, late Earl of Kinnoul, for 1678, June 24 quarter, on the annuity of 1,000l. as by the patent of 1672, July 19. (The like for the succeeding Michaelmas quarter's similar warrant.) Money Book, p. 239.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a grant to pass the Exchequer seal to Sarah Hawkes of a messuage or tenement and a parcel of land behind it in the court called Dorset Yard near Cannon Row in St. Margarets, Westminster, with the appurtenances thereto, the said messuage having been by indenture dated 1671, July 22, demised to John Hawkes, then of the said parish of St. Margarets, and Sarah his wife by Thomas Smyth, Richd. Tomlyn, Gawin Lowry and Francis White for 37 years from 1674, Michaelmas; it having, since the death of said Jno. Hawkes, been found by inquisition taken July 10 last by Bartholomew Vermuyden et al. that said John Hawkes was an alien born at Guelderland of alien father and mother [whereby said premises are escheated to the King] the King being disposed of his compassion to grant the Crown interest therein to the relict of said John Hawkes, i.e., for the unexpired part of said term. King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 33–4.
Henry Guy to the Ordnance Commissioners to consider, with the assistance of the Auditors of Imprests, of such instructions for the Treasurer and Storekeeper of the Ordnance as may be for the better government thereof of that office. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 68.
Same to the King's Remembrancer. Until Mr. Oates be heard (he having informed my Lords that he is the first discoverer herein) you are not to make out any inquisition for inquiry into the forfeitures of the estates of John Fenwicke, William Whitbread, Thomas Pickering, William Ireland and John Groves or any others concerned by Mr. Fanshaw's warrant of the 27th ult. for a commission. Ibid, p. 69.
Same to Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Shales referring to them an account of money defalked by the Excise Farmers. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have acquainted the King with your letter of the 2nd inst., and have thereupon received the King's pleasure that no more hay be provided for the horses that are to go to Tangier than will serve for their passage thither and that no more vessels be hired than are necessary to carry so much hay. Ibid, p. 70.
Same to Sir Robert Viner to pay to Philip Burton, Solicitor to the Treasury, the money in your hands which is due to the King from Mr. Holland and for which he has your notes. This you promised my Lords to do. Ibid.
Aug. 4.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 52l. to the administrator of John Bowles, deceased, for one year to 1677, Christmas, on his salary as late a King's waiter London port. Out Letters (Customs), p. 254.
Aug. 6.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to forthwith bring into the Exchequer 200l. of Customs money: to be thence issued to John Sellar and others to encourage them to proceed in their design called the 'Atlas Anglicanus' as by the order of March 12 last. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum accordingly.) Out Letters (General) VI, p. 71.
Aug. 9.Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners to pay to Robert Rives on his tallies in course the 400l. which you have in cash of last month's receipt of the Wine licences. Ibid, p. 70.
Same to Alderman Backwell to forthwith pay to Thomas Browne all such interest money as you owe him and which, by direction of the Treasury Lords, he is to immediately pay into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Aug. 10.Money order for 8,327l. 5s. 10d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much by them lent into the Exchequer this day: together with 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. reward. Order Book XXXVIII, pp. 158–9.
The like for 1,200l. to same in like repayment of so much of them similarly lent this day: together with like interest and reward.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal concerning the disposition of the Greenwax money: on the lines of the like royal warrant of July 1 supra, pp. 604–5, which the present royal warrant is evidently intended to replace. By the present warrant half the Greenwax moneys and the arrears thereof (except fines, penalties and forfeitures arising by penal statutes, or convictions of Popish Recusants, Conventiclers, etc., or which may be recovered on actions popular, qui tam, etc., and except all post fines) shall be applied to the satisfaction of Worcester fight pensions or arrears thereof ut supra, Ibid., until order to the contrary "it not being our intention utterly to take away the benefit which by our said former letters of privy seal was intended for the use of the said Cathedral Church [of St. Paul's] but only for such time as the necessities, which our affairs at present lie under, shall continue." Further payments of such sums as the King shall warrant to William Roberts for Windsor Castle building are hereby warranted and allowances in account are also hereby warranted ut supra, Ibid. (For the privy seal hereon see under date 1680, Oct. 20, infra.) King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 20–3.