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March 1681, 11-18


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'Entry Book: March 1681, 11-18', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 79-94. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83802 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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March 1681

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Mar. 11.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a grant to Samuel Morland of 664l. 4s. 5d. as royal bounty and in consideration of good services performed, being the sum due to the King from the executors of Dr. Nicholson, late bishop of Gloucester, and William Warner, his sub-collector, for the Tenths of the clergy in that diocese for the years 1669 and 1670: to be paid by tallies on the said persons: or to be kept distinct in the Exchequer and issued to said Moreland if same should happen to be paid into the Exchequer. (Vacated and struck through, and replaced by a like warrant dated 1681, April 21, for a similar privy seal: the difference being that the said later draft recites this grant to be in consideration of 300l. to be by said Moreland paid into the Receipt, 100l. thereof before the grant pass and 200l. thereof on or before 1681, May 12, and in consideration further of said Moreland's good services.)King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 138–40, 156–8.
Mar. 12.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give the Hudson's Bay Company the like privilege that the East India Company and Africa Company and other Companies of merchants have, by their charter, for the shipping out, customs free, of the clothes, provisions, victuals, arms, ammunition, implements and materials necessary for the maintaining and defence of their forts, colonies and factories: but no such materials or provisions are to be shipped off without passing a warrant for the same.Out Letters (Customs) V, pp. 317–8.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of William Holland who has been left out of the establishment of the Customs in spite of having put in an answer to the information against him: offers to justify himself.Reference Book I, p. 235.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners of the petition of Visct. Grandison and Col. Villiers, praying for confirmation of an order of Treasurer Danby dated May 1674, for tallies on the Wine Licence revenue for the arrears of that revenue for three years ending 1764, March 25. The Commissioners are to certify how much of said arrears still remains in their hands, and how much is still behind and unpaid.Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Joseph Venor's petition for a noontender's place London port. The Commissioners are to present him for the place petitioned for.Reference Book I, p. 235.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition to the King from Anthony, Visct. Falkland for a grant of all [ballast and sand] land, soil, gravel and stone within England and Wales (except the river Thames) within the high water mark and the lowest ebb of the sea, under the rent of 100l. per an.: the King having formerly granted a lease to James Halsall, esq., and others for a term of years of all the ballast and sand for ships in England and Wales from the highest water mark to the lowest ebb under a certain rent which was never paid nor conditions performed whereby said grant is void.Ibid, p. 236.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Abraham Peters for a place as landwaiter or jerquer London port. The Treasury Lords recommend him for the first such place vacant.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Burton, Jon. Evans, Richd. Goodlad et al. [the] five [under] searchers of London port for payment of the arrears of 96l. due to said Burton. Evance, Goodlad and Beauvoire for two years to Sept. 29 last on their salary at 12l. per an. each, and 39l. to Pierce for 3¼ quarters' salary to same time: they being obliged to constant attendance in their office from sunrise to sunset all the winter and from six in the morning to six at night in summer, and in consideration thereof were always heretofore paid half yearly by the Customs Cashier on a dormant warrant.Ibid, p. 237.
Henry Guy to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue (out of Customs money that will be paid into the Exchequer for that purpose) 8,000l. to the Keeper of the Privy Purse.Disposition Book II, p. 53.
Same to same repeating the instructions of Jan. 6 last for paying off Major Brett's order of date 1680, July 3, for 60l. for half a year's interest on 2,000l. which [60l. at that time] you had not directions either to issue or to reserve."Ibid, p. 54.
Same to the Attorney General forwarding per Mr. Hoare the petition of John, Joseph and Phil. Roettiers, [Gravers of the Mint,] and Peter Janson, [Smith of the Mint]. The Treasury Lords desire that they should be paid. Propose some way for their payment with surety to Mr. Hoare.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 213.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners to furnish Mr. Segar with a close waggon against Wednesday next at Whitehall to carry to Oxford the books, papers and other things belonging to the Treasury Office.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign the payment of Capt. Daniell Parsons's debt of about 109l. out of two weeks of the [Navy's] weekly money.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for co. Southampton of the last Six Months' Assessment. William Taylor, Receiver of said Assessment for your county, has very timely answered same into the Exchequer and obtained his quietus est. At his request we give you advice hereof.Ibid.
Mar. 12.The Treasury Lords to the like Commissioners for co. Leicester. On Feb. 1 last we gave you notice of the great failure of John Hartop, Receiver General appointed by you for said assessment for your county. His arrear is about 2,160l. Having no answer from you we called said Receiver before us to know when his money should be paid in. To this he gives us a very uncertain and insufficient answer. It concerns you to see this great arrear speedily satisfied, for 8 per cent. interest must be paid for it at the Exchequer from the time it was due from your county to the day it comes to be answered at the Exchequer. The Receivers' bond may be put in suit as soon as you send it up to the King's Remembrancer.Out Letters General VI, p. 214.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners (and the like to the Navy Treasurer) to pay out of the Navy's weekly money the following four chirurgeons' bills, viz.:Ibid.
l. s. d.
Paul Bush, chirurgeon of the Saphire 6 10 0
Math. Halworthy, ditto of the Kingfisher 26 3 9
John Moyle, ditto of the St. David 34 0 0
John Stevenson, ditto of the Dunkirk 10 0 0
£76 13 9
Same to the Farmers of unwrought wood. You have not observed the directions of Feb. 17 last to pay 225l. into the Exchequer in part of your last Christmas quarter's rent. Pay same forthwith.Ibid, p. 215.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The accounts of Sir Josiah Child, Mr. Papillion et al. relating to the Victualling, are not yet brought to the Auditors. Also Sir Tho. Littleton's account as Treasurer of the Navy is 10 years in arrear [i.e. undeclared]. The said accomptants allege that said accounts are not despatched by you. The Treasury Lords desire you to expedite the said accounts now lying before your Board, so that they can be transmitted to the Auditors for preparation.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Aston, gent, of the close of pasture land called Bromewell, alias Brintwell, with its appurtenances in Rendgworth [Rangeworthy], co. Gloucester (parcel of the lands and possessions of Sir Nicholas Poyntz, formerly a perquisite of certain lands the possession of the late Monastery of Winchcomb) and of a close in Toddington as below: all for 31 years from 1681, Lady day, at the rent of 13s. 4d. per an. the lessee, at his own charge, to recover possession of the premises for the King and not to compound with any pretended owner thereof to the King's prejudice.Warrants not Relating to Money VIII. pp. 316–7.
Prefixing: (a) Particular, from Auditor Anthony Parsons, of said premises. (1) Said close as late in the possession of Thomas Collimore and lately demised to Mathew Spencer, parcel of the monastery [sic for manor] of Bagston and parcel of the possession of Sir Nicholas Poyntz. (2) A close in Toddington, co. Gloucester, with three selions of land there late in the tenure of Richard Cardwell and lately demised to Thomas Garlick, parcel of the manor of Cotes and late of the monastery of Winchelcombe: all as demised to William Birch, 1606–7, Jan 28, for 40 years at the rent of 13s. 4d. for the close in Rengworth and 4s. per an. for the premises in Toddington.
(b) Ratal by John Fisher (deputy to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands) of said particular.
Mar. 12.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Robert Williamson. We are of opinion same may be granted.Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 318.
Prefixing: Report dated March 4 inst. from Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, to the Treasury Lords to the like effect on said petition.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to vacate 13 tallies as follows, levied on the Customs for the service of the Navy: five thereof dated 1675, Aug. 21, for 22,000l.; two dated 1675, Sept. 9, for 6,000l.; three dated 1666, Oct. 19, for 15,000l.; three dated 1666, Oct. 20, for 15,000l., or in all for 58,000l.; same being ordered to be cancelled in the privy seal of 1679, Aug. 20, the Treasurer of the Navy being thereupon allowed the said sum of 58,000l. in his account. Henry Guy, in whose possession they remain, is hereby to deliver same to the Auditor of the Receipt, who is to vacate them and the counter tallies thereof and make memoranda of the doing thereof.Ibid.
Same to Tho. Agar and Charles Strode, Surveyors General of Woods, Trent South, to fell old pollard oaks in Waltham forest or horn beams in Walwood to the value of 220l. for the repairs of his Majesty's lodge in Chapel Heynault walk in Waltham forest for Samuel Maydwell, present keeper of said walk: said repairs being reported on by said Surveyors 1678–80, Mar. 11, and 1680–1, Feb. 24. An account of the proceeds is to be made before the Auditor for co. Essex before Michaelmas next.Ibid, p. 320.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer, the Treasurer's Remembrancer, the Clerk of the Pipe, and the Controller of the Pipe, to discharge the persons following of their convictions on the Recusancy statutes and of the seizures of their estates made thereupon, they being all of them Quakers: it being certified by Sir Charles Crofts Read, kt., and Tho. Holland, two of the Justices of the Peace for co. Suffolk, that all the said persons did on the 17 Nov. last publicly and openly declare and subscribe the declaration as in the Act of 30 Car. II. for the more effectual preserving the King's person: in consideration whereof the King did by order in Council of Feb. 16 last direct such discharge as herein. The said persons are as follows: Francis Bugg, clothier; Edw. Peachy, grocer; John Folks, husbandman; Joseph Mason, husbandman; William Rolph, Joseph Ellington, clothier; all of Mildenhall, co. Suffolk; Thomas Wood, of Wetherden, co. Suffolk, linen weaver; Thomas Judge, of Ashfield Magna, co. Suffolk, linen weaver; George Browne, of Norton, co. Suffolk, wheelwright; Stephen Baldero, of Hopton, co. Suffolk, linen weaver; and Tho. Balbrooke of Woolpit, co., Suffolk, husbandman.Ibid, pp. 321–4.
Appending: (a) Copy of said order of the King in Council of Feb. 16 last.
(b) Copy of said anti-transubstantiation declaration as subscribed by them.
(c) Copy of said Justices' certificate.
Mar. 12.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in from James Leere, gent, clerk or agent to Sir George Wharton, a tally for 1,344l. 11s. 0d. levied 1680, May 12, on the Hearthmoney Farmers as for the use of the Office of Ordnance and to vacate same together with the foil or counter tally, and in lieu thereof to levy two other tallies, one for 844l. 11s. 0d., the other for 500l., as of same date and on same Hearthmoney rent: it being necessary for his Majesty's service that said original tally should be split.Money Book II, p. 352.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service without account; for half a year to 1679, Christmas, on the 2,000l. per an., as by the privy seal of 1674, July 27: (in the margin: for the Earl of Lichfield). (Money order dated Mar. 12 hereon.)Ibid, p. 353. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 205.
Same for 1,000l. to said Fox for secret service without account: for same half year on the 2,000l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1674, Aug. 25: (in the margin. for the Earl of Sussex). (Money order dated Mar. 12 hereon.)Money Book II, p. 353. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 205.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. each to John Ramsey and Roger Harsnett for half a year to Christmas last as serjeants at arms.Money Book III, p. 1.
Same for 100l. to Mathew Jenison (Genison), gent, Receiver General of the last Eighteen Months' Assessment and Six Months' Assessment for co. Notts and son of Mathew Jenison, deceased, late Receiver for said county of the Seventeen Months' Assessment, Poll and other Assessments: to be as in consideration of his and his father's extraordinary charges in returning their moneys [to London by exchanges and] by carriers and guards and of the smallness of the salary allowed by the several Acts of Parliament. (Money order dated Mar. 14 hereon.)Ibid, p. 1. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 205.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment to be forthwith levied upon the Customs, for 25,000l. to Thomas Duck in discharge [repayment] of so much by him lent into the Exchequer; first taking in and vacating the tallies of loan already struck for said sum: all as by the privy seal of the 7th inst.Money Book III, p. 2.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Juliana (Justina Conningsby, now the wife of Amias) Hext for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, on her pension.Ibid.
Same dormant to Sir Peter Killigrew, the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, to detain in his own hands from time to time the annuity or pension of 300l. payable to him out of the revenues of said Duchy, as same shall grow due, and also all arrears thereupon: and warrant clause to the Auditor of said Duchy to allow same in said Killigrew's account.Ibid.
Mar. 12.Treasury warrant dormant to Sir Peter Killigrew, the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, to pay to John, Earl of Bath, the annuity or yearly pension of 3,000l. payable out of the revenues of said Duchy: as same shall grow due from time to time and all arrears thereon: with clause ut supra to the Auditor.Money Book III, p. 2.
Money warrant for 283l. 6s. 8d. to the Duke of Monmouth for 4¼ years to 1679, Christmas, on his annuity of 100 marks as Master of the Horse to his Majesty.Ibid, p. 3.
Same for 708l. 6s. 8d. to said Duke of Monmouth for 4¼ years to 1679, Christmas, on his annuities of 100l. and 100l. marks as Chief Justice in Eyre.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Auditor John Phelips to allow 45l. 1s. 9d. to Hugh Holland in account as Receiver of Hearthmoney for London and Westminster for the year ended 1673, Sept. 29, for his extraordinary pains and diligence by which the revenue was considerably improved: and not to charge him with any 12 per cent. damages or interest for the money remaining on the foot of his account.Ibid, p. 4.
Mar. 14.Clause of direction by way of endorsement on a money order dated March 13 inst. for 5,758l. 1s. 8½d. to Sir Robert Vyner for gold works, gilt and white plate delivered into the Jewel House: as by the privy seal of Dec. 31 [sic. for Aug. 31] last, ut supra Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 681–2. By the present direction said order is to be satisfied out of such money as shall be paid into the Exchequer by Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewels, for the produce of a certain parcel of plate sold in pursuance of the privy seal of Aug. 31 last, ut supra ibid, pp. 681–2.Order Book XXXVIII, p. 204.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to order the Customs Cashier to pay 60l. to William Culliford for his extraordinary service in detecting the frauds and defects of officers, for seizing considerable parcels of uncustomed and prohibited goods and prosecuting several routs and riots to conviction.Money Book III, p. 1.
Money warrant for 4,000l. to the Duke of Monmouth for half a year to 1680, June 24, and for part of the succeeding quarter upon his annuity or yearly pension of 6,000l.Ibid, p. 3.
Same for 150l. to John Rogers and Anne his wife (the daughter of Richard Pendrell, deceased), for 1½ years to 1680, Lady day on their pension of 100l. out of the Tenths of the dioceses of York, Winchester, Lincoln, Exeter and Sarum.Ibid, p. 4.
Treasury warrant to Henry Guy, in accordance with the privy seal of 1679–80, Feb. 25, to assign to Francis Dorrington et al., owners of the ship Lester (which ship was sunk at Blackwall upon the approach of the Dutch fleet in June, 1667; as for the value of said ship and her lading as by a Navy bill dated 1668, July 16) the 1,447l. 2s. 0d. remaining still unassigned out of the order No. 104 for 18,590l. registered on the 412,925l. 14s. 6d. [part of the Eighteen Months' Assessment], which order was made payable to Lemuel Kingdon for the Forces and by Kingdon assigned to Guy for his Majesty's service; whereof said Guy has already in obedience to Treasury orders assigned to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe 13,200l. (1679–80, March 1), and 3,942l. 18s. 0d. (1680, Dec. 23), leaving the abovesaid balance.Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 319.
Mar. 14.Treasury reference to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to the petition of Sir William Jennens for a lease for 99 years of a certain piece of ground on the north-east part of St. James's Park between Rossington's Buildings and Albemarle House, being 456 feet in length and 223 feet in depth, for building a Bagnio: same being referred to the Treasury from the King Feb. 28 last.Reference Book I, p. 236.
Same to same of the petition of Frances, Duchess Dowager of Richmond and Lenox (as by a reference thereof from the King of Feb. 25 last) for a reversionary lease for 40 years of the offices of aulnager of the old and new draperies in England and Wales, same having been granted in 1664 to the late Duke her husband for 60 years upon which petitioner has her jointure and has purchased of her said late husband's executors the interest of the said farm.Ibid, p. 237.
With this petition was also referred Lord O'Brien's petition for the same thing.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to present Charles Fytche for the first vacant landwaiter's place in the outports.Ibid, p. 238.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of George Moore, merchant, shewing that in July, 1678, he imported about 400 quarters of oats in the Boore, Derrick Thompson master, that it was disputable whether the price was above the rate so as to pass the said corn at the low duty. Some thereof was sold above, but the major part was sold under which the Customs Commissioners would have the ruling market price within the meaning of the law and so would have petitioner pay the high duty; whereby a controversy arose between them and him [and whilst same was] depending the said corn was kept till it was so damaged that it yielded little above the duty of 5s. 4d. [per] quarter, and yet the Commissioners insist on the high duty and sue him for same. Prays an abatement of said duty of 5s. 4d.Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Agents of the petition of Lady Philadelphia Wentworth (as by the reference thereof dated the 8th inst from the King): shewing that there is above 3,000l. unpaid on her pension of 600l. per an.; that there is an arrear of 1,169l. 3s. 3d. due to the King in several counties of Wales never discovered but by petitioner: prays a grant thereof as towards the arrear of her pension.Ibid, p. 239.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of John Canham et al., Receivers General and Collectors of the Law duty under the grant of 1677, April 25: praying power to compound with offenders for fines and penalties in order to avoid charge and clamour.Ibid.
Mar. 14.Treasury reference to Mr. Stephens of the King's warrant for a privy seal concerning Mr. Parry's account of the money of the Queen's [Portugal or dowry] portion.Reference Book I, p. 240.
Henry Guy to the Wine Licence Commissioners not to grant any licences for retailing wines for a longer time than till Michaelmas next before which time the Treasury Lords will find whether the prohibition upon French wines will expire or not.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 215.
Same to the Attorney General. The Treasury Lords approve the following draft and desire you to see the Excise Farmers sign and seal same.Ibid, p. 216.
Prefixing: Draft of articles of agreement to be observed by the Excise Farmers (George Dashwood, Thomas Rowney, Sam Dashwood, Felix Calvert, Jon. Friend, William Stronge and Edwd. Buckley). On the 19th inst. there will remain due to the King 70,588l. to complete our rent of the present year of the Excise farm. We hereby covenant to pay weekly from the 19th inst. 5,430l. on account of said rent and the further weekly sum of 2,570l. on account of the present year's surplus: we being allowed 6 per cent. interest from date of such payments to such time as by the former agreements they ought to have been paid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to carry to his Majesty's subalmoner a list of all the poor maimed soldiers of Tangier that are not already provided for in hospitals.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Johnson to pay Capt. Macarty, Capt. Talbott, Lieut. Pursell, Lieut. Pursell [sic], Lieut. Mandevill, Lieut. Driscall and Ensign Corbet according to the list of officers of the Duke of Monmouth's Regiment of Foot that came out of France in the room of those officers that are gone to Tangier.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Treasury Lords are content that Sir Robt. Vyner proceed to make and register assignments upon his perpetual interest provided he leave so much unassigned as amounts to the value of 50,000l. at least until the undischarged orders in his own or Mr. Stratford's name be discharged. You are to see this observed notwithstanding my Lords' direction of July 13 last or any other to the contrary.Ibid, p. 217.
Same to the Mint Commissioners. Mr. Taylor desires to have Mr. Shenton's house for his use. If it can be done without prejudice to anyone, gratify him.Ibid.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners forwarding the petition of Mary Abrooke (Arooke) for 22l. 4s. 9d. In view of her necessities and the smallness of the sum my Lords desire it to be settled out of the first disposable moneys that shall be paid for the use of the Ordnance.Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. The Treasury Lords are satisfied that Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, did 1679, June 25, advance to the Guard of the King's Body and others of his Majesty's servants 1,700l. and similarly 1680, Sept. 13, 100l., to John Branche, the serjeant of the King's privy buckhounds. My Lords are content to allow him 8 per cent. interest on both these sums from the time of the advance thereof to 1680–1, Jan. 1.Ibid.
Mar. 14.Money warrant for 4,973l. 14s. 10¾d. to William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of Tangier, as imprest for the extraordinary service of the present expedition and in part of the 50,000l. for same by the privy seal of 1680, Nov. 17, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 741. Hereof 2,107l. 3s. 1d. is to pay four bills of exchange drawn from Col. Sackvile, 2,556l. 11s. 9¾d. is to pay five other bills from Mr. Shere, 100l, for Major Beckman on account of pay and 210l. for Mr. Pearse for quarters of sick soldiers. (Money order dated Mar. 16 hereon. Together with: a later letter of direction dated 1681, May 16, for the remaining 2,401l. 15s. 8¾d. of this order to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs.)Money Book III, p. 9. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 206.
Same for 3,250l. 15s. 2½d. to same for same. Hereof 3,159l. 4s. 9d. is to complete the [Tangier garrison's ordinary for the] quarter ended 1680, June 30, and 91l. 10s. 5½d. is in part of the quarter ended 1680, Sept. 29. Hereof 1,498l. 5s. 2½d. is intended to answer four bills of exchange drawn by the Earl of Inchiquin, late Governor of Tangier, on account of fortifications, 1,252l. 10s. 0d. is for completing the pay of the garrison to Lady day last and the remaining 500l. is for clothes ordered to be sent over thither. (Money order dated Mar. 16 hereon. Together with: a later letter of direction dated 1681, May 16, for 2,770l. 13s. 5¼d. hereof to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs.)Money Book III, pp. 9–10. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 206.
Mar. 15.Same for the following for one year each as officers of the Works, viz., 45l. 12s. 6d. to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor of the Works, for one year to 1678, Lady day; 27l. 7s. 6d. to Hugh May, Comptroller of the Works, for one year to 1677, Aug. 14; 36l. 10s. 0d. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for one year to 1678, June 24; 12l. 3s. 4d. to Arthur Haughton, Purveyor of the Works, for one year to 1674, Sept. 29; 66l. 13s. 4d. to William Dickinson, Chief Clerk of the Works, for one year to 1671, Lady day; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Tho. Wise. Master Mason of the Works, for one year to 1679, Sept. 29; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Richard Rider, Master Carpenter of the Works, for one year to 1678, Lady day; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas Kinward, Master Joiner of the Works, for one year to 1674, Christmas, and 18l. 5s. 0d. for one year to 1677, Sept. 29. and 16l. 2s. 6d. for his livery due at 1673, Christmas; 27l. 7s. 6d. to Henry Phillips, Carver [to the Works], for one year to 1673, Sept. 29; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Charles Atherton, Serjeant Plumber to the Works, for one year to 1678, Nov. 29; 18l. 5s. 0d. to John Ireland, Master Glazier of the Works, for one year to 1679, June 24; 18l. 5s. 0d. to John Grove, Master Plaisterer of the Works, for one year to 1678, Lady day; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Maurice Emmet, Master Bricklayer to the Works, for one year to 1679, Lady day; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Alexander White, plumber at Windsor, for one year to 1673, June 24. (Total, 396l. 1s. 8d.)Money Book III, pp. 4–5.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 95l. 4s. 4d. and 5l. 3s. 2d. to Serjeants Gyde and Templer for half a year's fee each: this letter to take the place of that of Sept. 14 last (supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 690) for the advances of these items by the Tellers, and is to enable the Exchequer to be regularly discharged of said issues.Disposition Book II, p. 54.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as shall this week be paid into the Exchequer, viz.,Ibid, p. 55.
to Mr. Johnson for offreckonings of the Forces 1,500
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. on the 20,000l. per an 200
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynne 250
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign the payment of the following items, the first out of the weekly money appointed for tickets, the last two out of the weekly money appointed for the ordinary service of the Navy, viz.:Out Letters (General) VI, p. 218.
l. s. d.
for the clothes of John Boone, late master of the Saphire 14 15 6
to John Goodrick, late chirurgeon of the Castle fireship for furnishing his chest 7 14 2
to Thomas Hogben for half pay of Zacheus Ewell, late master of the Unicorn 30 16 6
[?]Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to John Rogers and his wife 150l. (on a warrant of the 14th inst.) out of the first moneys that shall come into the Exchequer of the Tenths of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum.Ibid.
Mar. 15.Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply as follows the 7,000l. issued to you the 14th inst., viz:Ibid.
to pay the men belonging to the James 500
[ditto of the] Albemarle 200
to pay for materials or stores such as are most necessary to be employed in the yards 2,000
to complete the bill of exchange for 1,400l. drawn by Admiral Herbert 1,000
for Sheerness 300
to pay off and discharge supernumerary workmen 3,000
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt [at London] to send to this place [? the Treasury Chambers] certificates of the receipts and payments at the Exchequer weekly during the Treasury Lords' continuance at Oxford so that the said certificates "may be constantly transmitted to their Lordships from hence." (The like letter to Mr. Duncombe for weekly certificates of the receipts and payments of the Excise; and to Mr. Kent for ditto of the Customs.)Ibid, p. 219.
Henry Guy to Mr. Evelin forwarding a copy of Auditor Done's report touching Sir Hen. Osborne's account as late Treasurer to the Sick and Wounded.Out Letters General VI, p. 219.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. There are in your hands two tallies of 5,000l. each stricken Jan. 4 last upon the Excise for the service of the Navy. You are to apply as follows the first moneys received thereupon, viz., 286l. 13s. 4d. to pay a bill of imprest for transporting horse to Tangiers, 4,100l. for the pay of sea officers as by the list you presented to the Treasury Lords, and 3,748l. 2s. 0d. to pay bills of stores (or 8,134l. 15s. 4d. in all). Out of the residue you may detain 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity in consideration of the advance of the said 8,134l. 15s. 4d. from Jan. 1 last until payment of the principal. Further, my Lords have this day ordered tallies on the Excise for 1,800l. due to you and to Sir Edw. Seymour by the privy seal of Aug. 6 last. You may similarly detain 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. reward on the 1,800l. from Jan. 1 last till payment of the principal. The residue of said two tallies is to be reserved for uses to be appointed by my Lords.Ibid, pp. 219–20.
Same to same to apply as follows the 5,000l. of Excise money which is directed to be issued to you this week, viz., 3,000l. towards paying off the Dartmouth and 2,000l. to workmen discharged from the yards.Ibid, p. 220.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to forthwith pay into the Receipt the 12,000l. which the Excise Farmers are to pay you in further part of the Excise surplus for the year ended June 24 last.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Exchequer (out of 6,000l. which the above Commissioners are to pay in this week of the above 12,000l.) to issue 5,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Navy and 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the service of the Ordnance.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Principal and Antients of Furnival's Inn concerning three hogsheads of French wine unladen at your Inn, same being part of a large parcel seized under the Poll Act but rescued, as appears by an affidavit sworn before Sir John Frederick. You are to permit the Customs officers to search for and seize same. (The like letter to the Treasurer and Benchers of Lincoln's Inn concerning some of the above rescue, supposed to be lodged in a cellar in your Inn.)Ibid, p. 221.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay (out of the 12,000l. to be received from the Excise Farmers for the Excise surplus for the year ended June 24 last) 3,000l. to Sir John James and his partners as in further part of the balance which shall appear due to them for interest. They are to give an acquittance for same which is to remain with you till you receive a more regular discharge upon the settlement of the accounts of said James and partners.Money Book III, p. 5.
Money warrant for 3,373l. 4s. 2d. to Nicholas Johnson, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the pay of two foot companies and a deputy Commissary in the Island of Jamaica from 1679–80, Jan. 1, to 1680–1, Jan. 1 to be received by said Johnson on warrants from the King and upon duly certified musters of the said companies. (Money order dated Mar. 29 hereon.)Ibid, p. 6. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 206.
Mar. 15.Money warrant for 125l. each to Bernard Granvile, Henry Savile, Edward Proger, Henry Seymour, Robt. Phillips, Rich. Lane, for 1679, Lady day quarter, George Porter and Geo. Rodney Bridges for 1679, Jan. 24 quarter, Thomas Lee, Thomas Killegrew, Thomas Windham, for 1679, Sept. 29 quarter, and Thomas Neale for 1679, Christmas quarter: all as Grooms of the Bedchamber.Money Book III, p. 6.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay 40l. to Auditor Anthony Parsons for two years to Sept. 29 last on his fee as one of the Auditors of the Crown revenue: to be issued out of what shall be paid into the Exchequer by Symon Smyth, Receiver of the land revenue for cos. Somerset, Dorset, Southampton, etc., in part of the issues of his office due at the said Michaelmas.Ibid, p. 7.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 300l. to the Duke of Albemarle for one year to 1680, Lady day, on the rent of Mote Park, taken into the Great Park at Windsor, same being payable by the privy seal of 1675, Sept. 22, pending the satisfaction of the purchase price of 7,000l.Ibid.
Same to Edward Griffin, esq., Treasurer [of the Chamber] to pay 74l. 7s. 6d. to Thomas Atterbury in full of 249l. 7s. 6d. for five years to 1680, Sept. 29, on his wages of 49l. 17s. 6d. per an. as a Messenger of the Chamber, he having already received 175l. thereon. To enable you to pay this the Treasury Lords "have directed the like sum to be supplied to your Office."Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 25l. to Thomas Doyly for last Christmas quarter on his annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 8.
Same to the Receipt for letters of assignment on the Collectors of Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. Davids for 212l. 10s. 0d. for last Christmas quarter on the annuity of 850l. for James, George and William sons of Elizabeth widow of James Hamilton; and similarly on the collectors of Tenths of the dioceses of Chester and Rochester for 125l. for same quarter on the annuity of 500l. for herself.Ibid.
Same to George Dashwood, et al., Farmers of Excise, to forthwith pay 12,000l. to the Excise Commissioners in further part of the Excise surplus for the year ended 1680, June 24.Ibid.
Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for 1679, Michaelmas quarter, on his annuity or pension of 500l.Ibid, p. 9.
Same for 100l. to Gervas Price for one year to Christmas last on his allowance for keeping (in good condition) his Majesty's (pistols, guns and other) arms in his Majesty's armoury at Whitehall (and for defraying the charge of servants to look to the same). (Money order dated Mar. 31 hereon.)Ibid, p. 10. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 212.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Edward Seymour in full of his demands for diet and other expenses as [late] Speaker of the House of Commons, viz., to the time that his said employment determined; and 800l. to Sir Edward Seymour, bart., as royal bounty: as by the privy seal of 1680, Aug. 6: to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 10. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 208.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d., being 9l. 2s. 6d. each to Richard Change for 1680, June 24 quarter, and John Hall for 1675, Christmas quarter, as Grooms of the Great Chamber in Ordinary to the Queen, on their payment of 2s. a day. (Money orders dated April 5 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 11. Order Book XXXVIII, pp. 212–3.
Same for 50l. to William Chiffinch, Keeper of his Majesty's Closet, for 1679, Sept 29 quarter. on his annuity of 200l.Money Book III, p. 11.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 5l. 7s. 6d. to William Culliford, register of seizures, being paid by him for a discovery of a parcel of French linen condemned at the last Summer assizes in Sussex, but afterwards stolen out of the King's warehouse at Shoreham.Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l. to Dame Ann Windham for half a year to 1680, June 24, on her pension of 400l. per an. for her service in the King's escape after Worcester fight: to be satisfied out of moneys in the Exchequer on fines imposed in the King's Bench as by the privy seal of 1680, Oct. 20, which appropriated a moiety thereof to Worcester fight pensions, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, pp. 670, 714.Ibid, p. 19.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Arthur Maine's petition for a surveyor's place in Lynn or Yarmouth port.Reference Book I, p. 240.
Same to same of Richard Hewet's petition for a tidesman's place, London port, he being the nephew of Dr. Hewet and in a miserable condition.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Sands, merchant (on a reference thereof from the King in Council dated 1679, Nov. 14). Petitioner sets forth that by Order in Council of 1678, May 24, he had liberty to ship from Virginia 580 hogsheads of tobacco free of impost in lieu of the like quantity taken by the Dutch, but petitioner was denied the benefit of said order by the Assembly [of Virginia] till his Majesty's further pleasure was known. Prays a positive order to the Assembly for him to have such benefit without delay and some allowance for his charge in prosecution of this affair.Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Davies, Receiver of the Assessments for cos. Carmarthen and Pembroke, praying for some reward [for his charges in his said receivership].Ibid.
Same to same of the petition to the King from William Oakes and Jas. Ashburne on a reference thereof from the King dated Dec. 31 last. Petitioners pray their liberty and discharge out of prison, having lain there upwards of eight years for an arrear of Hearthmoney, co. Kent. The Taxes Agents are to certify who the sureties to petitioner are.Ibid, p. 241.
Mar. 15.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Keymore for a grant for three lives of a small tenement of 16 acres in co. Somerset, part of the manor of Stoke under Hamdon and Duchy of Cornwall: same being referred to the Treasury from the King the 8th inst. with a certificate of his loyalty and good service to the late King.Reference Book I, p. 241.
Same to same of the petition of Col. Stradling for [a lease] at 4d. an acre of several lands left by the sea in the Dominion of Wales which, lying undiscovered, are not yet granted from the Crown: same being referred to the Treasury from the King Feb. 16 last with particular regard to petitioner's loyalty and good service.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of Sir John Frederick's petition for allowance for 230 (300) barrels of figs which were damnified in Jan. last (Jan. 1679–80) as sworn to by Danll. Short.Ibid, pp. 241, 243.
Same to same, with a recommendation, of the petition of Henry Prescot of St. Paul's, Shadwell, co. Middlesex, merchant, for a place of land-surveyor he having for 33 years in foreign parts and in England a knowledge of wines, the several soils planted with vineyards and the many usual defects of wines on import which knowledge would be of use in making allowances for defective wines, many defects (for which allowances are demanded) being easily retrievable, all which petitioner has fully demonstrated in a book now in the custody of Lawrence Hyde; petitioner having served the late King until the usurpation, when he travelled abroad dealing in wines.Ibid, 242.
Same to the Attorney General of a draft of a patent [for] Mr. Randolph with his proposals annexed.Ibid. p. 243.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Royal Africa Company (as by a reference thereof from the King in Council of the 2nd inst.) for liberty to export 5,000 weight of Cruell or [sic for to] Guinnea. With the petition is referred a copy of the Order of Council of 1669–70, Feb. 4, and a certificate dated the 2nd inst. from William Jackson that 4,770lb. weight of Cruell has been exported in part of 5,000lb. weight ordered by said Order of 1669–70, Feb. 4.Ibid.
Letter of direction for payment of the following items on a money order dated 1678, Sept. 4, for 4,000l. to Mr. Packer for the extraordinaries of the Works: viz., 119l. 1s. 7d. for the Duchess [of York's] lodgings at St. James's; 230l. for the Court of Judicature in Westminster Hall; 70l. to fit the Mews for the soldiers: making in all 419l. 1s. 7d., there having been previously issued on the said order the following sums, viz., 305l. 6s. 0d., 1,396l. 15s. 7d., 50l. and 230l.Order Book XXXVIII, p. 206.
Treasury reference to Auditor Shales of the petition of Sybill Donn, executor of Capt. George Elsemere (Elsemore) praying a grant to her of what was due to said Elsmere to the time of his death on his pension of 10l. per an. out of lands called Warden downe belonging to the Lieutenant of Dover Castle, which pension has been paid to Tho. Kidder, said Elsmere's trustee, up to 1677, Michaelmas, as is certified by Deputy Auditor Brabant.Reference Book I, p. 245.
Mar. 15.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give William Antrobus a commission to seize prohibited and uncustomed goods in cos. Yorks, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire for 12 months.Out Letters (Customs) V, p. 319.
Same to same to employ Hender Mountsteeven (the present surveyor of Bristol port) to be surveyor at the Pill loco Henry Carew lately dismissed.Ibid, pp. 320–1.
Alexander Corner (who has done good service as a tidewaiter London port) as surveyor at Boston loco Allan Isharton, presented to be surveyor of Lynn Regis.
Joseph Vennor (Venner) (formerly a deputy King's waiter London port) as a noontender ibid. loco John Fisk, lately deceased.
Henry Tomlinson (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco James Harman, who is superannuated and willing to resign.
Valentine Morley (an extraordinary tidesman ibid.) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Alexander Corner, made surveyor of Boston.
Thomas Miller as collector of Poole loco Thomas Tannatt.
Richard Bathurst as landwaiter at Yarmouth loco John Wakeman, lately dismissed.
_ Allen, Thomas Smith, John Cox, Henry King, William Parvin, William Westerne, as tidesmen Bristol locis respectively George Hibbert, Roger Fairclough, John Whittle, Isaac Needham, Edward Sawyer and John Bradford, all lately dismissed.
Thomas Williams as a tidesman ibid. loco Francis King, lately dismissed.
Allan Wharton (present surveyor of Boston) as surveyor of Lynn Regis loco Edmund Tassell, dismissed.
Samuel Money and John Tucker as landwaiters ibid. locis respectively Daniell Goodwin and John Seabourne, both lately dismissed.
John Hardley as boatman ibid. loco William Calice, lately dismissed.
Nicholas Moore as tidesman and boatman ibid. loco Tho. Baxter, lately dismissed.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against Nicholas Veel, late Receiver of the Royal and Additional Aid, co. Gloucester.Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 324.
[?]Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Sir Edw. Picks, kt. Upon perusal of the accounts of the petitioner's disbursements for the service of the late Earl of Plymouth and comparing the same with divers notes under said earl's hand and seal, we believe that the said Earl at the time of his death owed 778l. to petitioner.Ibid.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a docquet of a demise to John Aston of the close called Bromewell, alias Brumwell, in Rendgworth, co. Gloucester, and of several closes in Toddington for 31 years from 1681, Lady day, at 13s. 4d. per an. rent.Ibid.
Mar. 15.Report to the Treasury Lords from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Samuell Clerke for a two months' extension of licence for importing gum seneca. We think a general licence for such importation by all persons (rather than for one or more particular persons) may be given for six months, if it be not thought advisable to give so indefinite a toleration as is given for the spice trade.Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, pp. 325, 327–8.
Appending: copy of a previous report dated 1680–1, Feb. 9. from same to same on the like petition of Adam Gronen. On the occasion of the petition of Jacob Bell to the late Treasurer Danby, we reported 1676, May 23, representing the absolute use [need] of said commodity for several trades as certified by the dyers and feltmakers of London, and the impossibility of importing it from the places of growth, except through France or Holland, as is certified by divers merchants and druggists dealing in this commodity. Similarly on 1677, April 24, we reported advising a general liberty of importing it as was the case with the King's proclamation permitting the importation of spices from Holland, and that it should not be made an advantage by particular persons.
Mar. 16.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. In your last certificate [of the weekly issues and remains of the Exchequer] there remains in the Exchequer 400l. of King's Bench fines. Hereof the Treasury Lords have directed 200l. to Lady Windham, in pursuance of the privy seal of Oct. 20 last. The remainder is to be kept for my Lords' particular direction. My Lords desire that the Teller in whose hands these fines remain do advance 100l. in part thereof to Robert Squibb, junr., who is directed immediately to pay same for his Majesty's service. My Lords will take care that same be speedily discharged according to the course of the Exchequer or that Mr. Squibb shall repay same out of money which my Lords will put into his hands for that purpose.Disposition Book II, pp. 54–5.
Mar. 18.Money order for 207l. 18s. 1¾d. to John Walker, usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Hilary term last and for 221 days' diet to said Walker from 1680, Aug. 3, to 1680–1, Mar. 12, at 5d. a day.Order Book XXXVIII, p. 212.