Entry Book
March 1681, 23-28

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'Entry Book: March 1681, 23-28', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 94-100. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83803 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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March 1681

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Mar. 23.Henry Guy to Charles Fanshaw. Envoy in Portugal, forwarding a report [missing] in answer to yours to Mr. Hyde. On the return of Mrs. Parry, who is now out of town, the Treasury Lords will write you more at large.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 223.
Christ Church,
Oxford.
The Treasury Lords to the Sheriff of Middlesex. You have not paid the Receiver General the moneys arising upon Popish Recusants' estates whether the two-thirds or the 20l. per month. Hereby you have prejudiced his Majesty's service and discouraged the Receiver. Not being willing to prosecute you for the same we again request you to pay your receipts on this account to the said Receiver, deducting your allowance.Reference Book I, p. 243.
Treasury
Chambers at
Christ Church,
Oxford.
Henry Guy to the Ordnance Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have directed 3,000l. to be issued this week to the Ordnance.Reference Book I, p. 244.
Christ Church,
Oxford.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,000l. to the Ordnance out of the 10,000l. which Mr. Ducke is to lend into the Exchequer this week: and to issue 5,905l. 15s. 2d. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of Customs money which is to be paid into the Exchequer for this purpose.Ibid.
R[obert] S[quibb] (for Henry Guy) to Mr. Twitty. The Treasury Lords wish the Auditor of the Receipt to send them a note when Mr. Duck pays his money, and how much and also what other moneys are paid into the Exchequer upon the Excise and the surplus.Ibid.
Treasury
Chambers in
Christ Church
in Oxford.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of John Wakefield's petition for a watchman's place London port.Ibid, p. 245.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Customs Cashier to pay 25l. to Thomas Miller, late Customs officer at Carolina.Money Book III, p. 12.
Mar. 24.
Treasury
Chambers at
Christ Church.
Treasury reference to the Clerk of the Crown of the petition of Samuel Oran as by a reference thereof from the King of the 22nd ult.; petitioner praying a grant of a moiety of the fines set upon John Potter, Jon. Plat and James Sheane, who, upon an information of misdemeanour, were sentenced in the King's Bench to stand in the pillory, and Potter to pay 500 marks and Plat and Sheen 20 marks. In the margin: cancelled 12 Feb., 1681–2.Reference Book I, p. 245.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of John Taylor's petition for a place in the Customs; in consideration of his father's loyalty to the late King.Ibid.
Money warrant for 273l. to Sir Peter Wych for three months to 1680, July 7, on his ordinary of 3d. a day as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 12. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 216.
Same for 455l. to Charles. Earl of Middleton, for a quarter to Dec. 21 last, on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany.Money Book III, p. 13. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 217.
Appending. certificate by Sir Leoline Jenkins dated 1680, Dec. 15, that said Earl took leave of his Majesty 1680, June 23, in order to his departure on said service. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)
Same for 455l. to Bevill Skelton, esq., for a quarter to 1680, Sept. 22, on the like ordinary as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 13. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 216.
Same for 455l. to Henry Savile for a quarter to 1680, Nov. 25, on the like ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 14. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 217.
Same for 455l. to Henry Sidney, for a quarter to 1680, Oct. 12, on the like ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 14. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 218.
Money warrant for 455l. to Sir Edward Wood for a quarter to 1679, Oct. 5, on the like ordinary as late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 14. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 217.
Same for 455l. to Sir Henry Goodricke for a quarter to 1680, Sept. 9, on the like ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 15. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 218.
Same for 455l. to William Soames for a quarter to 1680, May 7, on the like ordinary as Envoy Extra-ordinary to the Duchess Regent of Savoy. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 15. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 217.
Same for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode, kt., for a quarter to 1680, July 16, on his ordinary of 50s. a day as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 15. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 218.
Same for 455l. to (Robert Roberts, esq., now) Visct. Bodmin for one quarter to 1680, Sept. 3, on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark: it appearing from the Earl of Sunderland's certificate that said Visct. Bodmin took leave of his Majesty 1679–80, Mar. 6, and he having had a quarter advanced on his ordinary. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 16. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 217.
Same for 100l. to James Vernon, 50l. thereof in full of 1678, Sept. 29 quarter, and the remaining 50l. in part of 1678, Christmas quarter, on his annuity or pension of 300l.Money Book III, p. 16.
Same for 100l. to Nicholas Staggins, one of his Majesty's musicians, 93l. 1s. 8d. thereof as for two years to 1678, May 5, on his fee of 46l. 10s. 10d. per an. and the remaining 6l. 18s. 4d. thereof as in part of a quarter of the said fee due 1678, Aug. 5.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to John Collins, gent., late an officer of the Excise, for one year to 1678, Sept. 29, on his annuity or pension of 50l. (on the yearly sum allowed him till some other or better employment be provided: as by the privy seal of 1669, Aug. 6). (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 17. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 211.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Elizabeth Elliot, widow, for half a year to 1678, Christmas, on her fee or salary of 200l. per an. as housekeeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket.Money Book III, p. 17.
Same for 60l. to Thomas Elliot, Master of His Majesty's Harehounds, as in further part (with 50l. already paid) of 1678, Christmas quarter, on his fee or sum of 500l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1677–8, Jan. 29 (as in lieu of fees and allowances for the keeping of His Majesty's harehounds and other charges and incidents thereof). (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 17. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 211.
Same for 10l. each to the following for a quarter each to the respective dates named as yeomen prickers of his Majesty's privy harriers, on their fee of 3l. 6s. 8d. per month each: viz., Tho. Bignall to 1677, Christmas; Charles Roby to 1678, Christmas; James Bowles to 1677, Midsummer; Nathaniel Bird to 1675, Christmas; Jon. Izard alias Shillingford to 1678, Lady day.Money Book III, p. 18.
Mar. 24.Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Phillip Lloyd as in part of 125l. for half a year to 1679, Christmas, on his fee of 250l. per an. as a Clerk of the Privy Council.Money Book III, p. 18.
Same for 1,250l. to Mris, Eleanor Gwyn for 1680, Christmas quarter, on her annuity or pension of 5,000l. per an. for the support of herself and Charles, Earl of Burford. (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 18. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 207.
Same for 1,234l. 15s. 4d. and 4,741l. 15s. 3d. to Nicholas Johnson, due to him upon an accompt of (6 per cent.) interest and (two per cent.) reward cast up and stated to Jan. 1 last and allowed by the Treasury Lords Mar. 14 inst.; being for several sums of money advanced and lent by said Johnson upon sundry occasions for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 19. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 208.
Christ Church,
Oxford.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the following draft of a royal letter for releasing the quit rents reserved on the Duke of York's two last patents. We have no objection to the passing of the said draft provided the same extend not to remit any rents for a longer time than the lands in question have been in the possession of said Duke, and that the discharge continue no longer than is the case with other lands vested in said Duke by the Acts of Settlement and Explanation.Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 105–17.
Prefixing: said draft. By the Act of Settlement the lands of Oliver Cromwell, Henry Ireton and other regicides named or which were assigned in satisfaction of any adventurers' arrears or other recompense or reward whatsoever were vested in the Duke of York freed from any new or increased rents, except in cases of lands which he should alien or grant otherwise than for lives or years, in which a moiety of the improved rent is reserved. By the Act of Explanation the said lands are continued in said Duke discharged of all rents reserved in the said two Acts, except as above excepted; and with further provision for making up to him out of profitable lands in cos. Dublin, Louth, Kildare and Cork any deficiencies arising to him from recoveries, evictions, moneys lent, etc., Considering his great losses by eviction from many profitable acres, the reprisals for which to him have proved of far less value than those which were evicted and that whilst such reprisals are by the said Acts to be discharged of all rents reserved, yet same is on condition that he cannot alien any part thereof for payment of debt without the same becoming presently liable to all the rents and payments by the said Acts imposed "and if he should only demise the same for lives or years, yet it may be occasion of great trouble to our said dearest brother if it should always be enquired into whether the full moiety of the improved value be reserved on such leases' therefore the King did by the patent under the great seal of Ireland dated Dublin, 1669, Oct. 16, for ever discharge all the payments, rents, duties and services reserved as above by the said Acts upon any of the said lands of said Duke, and further therein granted similar discharge to all persons claiming by grant under said Duke.
Now the King considering the said Duke's [further] losses by [further] evictions, for which the Commissioners for executing the Act of Explanation could not set out reprisals by reason of the shortness of time allotted to them and the stock of reprisals being not then known and discovered (whereupon the said Duke has at his own expense discovered concealed lands) and further considering that in the two consequent grants dated, the one at Dublin, 1678, April 3 (of lands to him to the amount of 5,937 acres 0 roods 11 perches), and the other dated at Dublin, 1678–9, Feb. 18 (of 1,351 acres 3 roods 2 perches) (both the said grants being based on the royal signet and sign manual dated Whitehall, 1676–7, Mar. 28) there was no clause inserted for passing the said lands in reprise without any reservation of quit rents (by which omission the quit rent payable by soldiers and adventurers in Ireland is reserved out of all the said two lots of lands) therefore the King hereby orders a patent of grant, release and discharge to the Duke of York of all rents whatsoever by the said two Acts reserved on any lands "which have been lately passed to him in and by our two last letters patent as aforesaid," and of all rents which may hereafter arise and be reserved to the King by reason of any demises made by said Duke in which he do reserve less than a moiety of the improved value.
(b) Entry of the order of reference dated Whitehall, 1679, Sept. 18, of said draft to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
(c) Reference dated Dublin, 1679, Oct. 27, thereof from the said Lord Lieutenant to the Attorney and Solicitor General of Ireland.
(d) Report dated Nov. 8, 1679, hereon from Sir William Domvile, Attorney General of Ireland.
(e) Report, undated, from W. Muschampe, J. Gowrney and Stanmill [three of the Farmers of the Revenue, Ireland]. The patent of 1678, April 3, contains 4,378 acres 3 roods 6 perches Irish plantation measure, in cos. Meath, West Meath, Kildare and Kilkenny (the rent reserved 88l. 12s. 5¼d. per an.) and 1,558 acres 1 rood 5 perches in cos. Tipperary, Limerick and Cork (reserved rent 24l. 3s. 2d.). The lands in the patent of 1678–9, Feb. 18, contain 1,136 acres 2 roods 10 perches in co. Tipperary (reserved rent 17l. 4s. 7½d.) and 215 acres 0 roods 32 perches in West Meath (reserve rent 4l. 7s. 1¼d.). As Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland we are entitled to a defalcation if these rents (the total being 134l. 7s. 4d.) be discharged.
Mar. 24.
Christ Church,
Oxford.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt of issue as follows out of such Excise money as is to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz:Disposition Book II, p. 56.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Johnson for offreckonings [of the Forces] 1,500 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200 0 0
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynne 250 0 0
And also to issue as follows out of the Excise surplus and the 7,000l. remaining undisposed of the 10,000l. which Mr. Ducke is to lend into the Exchequer this week, reserving the remainder for my Lords' further disposal, viz.:
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers on their monthly payment 4,000 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Pearce, the chirurgeon for sick and wounded 1,000 0 0
to ditto, to pay off the Greyhound 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Hewers, Treasurer for Tangier, either upon the ordinary or extraordinary, as he shall desire, to pay off bills of exchange from Tangier 3,052 0 0
Mar. 24.Henry Guy to above said Mr. Hewer, apprising him of the direction of the above 3,052l. (The like to the Treasurer of the Navy, apprising him of the above directions of the 4,000l., 1,000l., and 1,000l.)Disposition Book II, p. 56.
Same (dated Christ Church, Oxford) to the Excise Managers [or Farmers]. You did not pay 6,000l. into the Exchequer last week on the Excise surplus according to your undertaking. You are to complete the payment of the whole 12,000l. this week for his Majesty's service will extremely suffer if you do not comply punctually.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 222.
1681
Mar. 26.
Money order for 200l. to Ralph Widdrington for one year to 1679, Lady day, on his pension of 200l. per an.: as by the privy seal of 1677, Dec. 31: to be paid out of the Tenths of Gloucester.Order Book XXXVIII, p. 209.
Same for 100l. to the churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for one year last past on the yearly allowance of 100l. for the poor of said parish as royal bounty.Ibid, p. 212.
Col. Vernon desires that no grant pass to Mr. Chetwin, or any other, of Mr. Vavasor alias Godfrey's estate belonging to the Jesuits, till he have notice.Caveat Book, p. 14.
Treasury reference to Auditor Stephens of the interest account of Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe from 1680. Dec. 25, to 1681, Mar. 25.Reference Book I, p. 246.
Prefixing abstract of said account.
l. s. d.
total of principal advanced 281,118 5 10½
total repaid within said three months 51,118 5 10½
balance of principal [remaining unpaid at the last day of this account] 230,000 0 0
Interest on 281,118l. 5s. 10½d. at 6 per cent. 4,156 18 0
gratuity, ditto, 4 per cent 2,771 5 4
6,928 3 4
Interest to be deducted (on the 51,118l. 5s. 10½d. repaid as above) at 6 per cent. 323 0 0
gratuity on ditto at 4 per cent. 215 6 8
538 6 8
balance of gratuity and interest £6,389 16 8
Mar. 28.Treasury reference to Richard Grahme [deputy to the Solicitor to the Treasury] of the petition of Cha. Chetwind and William Southall, praying to be allowed their bill of expenses in prosecution of a discovery of Jesuits' money and estates settled to superstitious uses; and further praying that an entry of discoveries lately made may be made with the former [entry].Reference Book I, p. 246.
Appending: bill of said charges: (including Mr. Chetwynd's journey into Staffordshire, Mr. Southall's expenses in searching deeds, jury's expenses, etc.: total, 43l. 16s. 0d.)
Same to the Customs Commissioners of Thomas Quick's petition for a landwaiter's place in London or Bristol, in consideration of his qualifications and the streights he is reduced to.Ibid, p. 247.
Oxford.The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Anglesea. We have received from the Duke of Ormonde the account of the present revenue of Greenwax money in Ireland. Please give us a copy of that method of managing and the produce of the same which you spoke of to us so that we may compare both, with a view to settling a better regulation of the Greenwax revenue in England than is at present.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 222.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Customs for 15,000l. (or such part thereof as shall be paid and lent into the Exchequer by Thomas Duck) to the said Thomas Duck to complete (with 25,000l. already paid into the Exchequer by him) the 40,000l. which on Dec. 22 last he proposed and agreed to lend to the King as in the privy seal of 1680–1, Mar. 7, supra, pp. 64–5. (Cancelled and fresh warrant drawn May 9. See infra under that date.)Money Book III, p. 20.