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'Entry Book: May 1681, 11-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 150-165. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83808 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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May 1681

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
May 11Money warrant for 719l. 19s. 2d. to William Hewer, as imprest in part of 50,000l. authorised by the privy seal of Nov. 17 last for the extraordinary expense of the expedition designed to Tangier: same being to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn at Tangier by Col. Sackvile. (Money order dated May 13 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 41. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 216.
Money warrant for 50l. to Mris. Cecilia Swan for 1679, June 24 quarter, on her annuity or yearly pension as one of the Queen's Maids of Honour. (The like for Mris. Katharine Villiers for 1680, June 24 quarter; Mris. Elizabeth Godolphin for 1679, June 24 quarter; Mris. Temple for same quarter. The like for Mris. Frazier for same quarter as late a same.)Money Book III, p. 42.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 5,023l. 7s. 2d. to Edward Seymour, upon any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be by tallies on the Customs and to be satisfied next after the tallies for 40,000l. lent to the King by Tho. Duck, merchant. The present sum is intended to pay off an arrear of a like amount yet unpaid to the inhabitants of Rochester, Chatham and Strood for the quarters of sick and wounded seamen and soldiers in the last Dutch war.Ibid.
Money warrant for 774l. 19s. 0d. to John Earl of Bath in satisfaction of a surplusage upon his account for building the citadel upon the Hoe at Plymouth, said account covering 1670, Dec. 29, to 1677, June 30. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.)Ibid, p. 43. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 219.
Henry Guy to Mr. Parry, forwarding from the Treasury Lords Mr. Fanshaw's letter dated from Lisbon Mar. 21–31 last. Give my Lords an account hereof and of the papers sent you April 16 last, supra, p. 110.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 247.
Same to Sir James Shaen, forwarding for report thereon a [copy of a royal] letter [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and an order of] reference [dated May 9 next thereof to the Treasury Lords: being] for granting lands to the archbishop of Dublin.Ibid, p. 248.
Same to Auditor Shales. Consider and report on the enclosed state of the accompt of Thomas Godard, esq.Ibid, p. 249.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, forwarding for report thereon Mr. Dowle's proposal for prevention of planting tobacco in England.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Excise money directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.:Disposition Book II, p. 65.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces2,00000
to ditto for off-reckonings2,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l.20000
to the Cofferer of the Household1,30000
to Mr. Topham for the Duchess of Cleveland's children30000
to me [Guy] for secret service10000
to Dr. Ball, Master of the Temple3768
The Mayor and Commonalty of the city of London desire that no proceedings may be made against them touching any issues returned against them at the suit of Geo. Carew, till they be heard.Caveat Book, p. 14.
Treasury reference to Nicholas Johnson of the petition of Capt. Alex. Piers (Alexander Pierce) shewing that in a previous petition some days ago he suggested [recounted] his quitting his employment in foreign parts several times in obedience to the King's command, his serving as a volunteer at sea under the Earl of Ossory until the end of the wars with Holland, his slighting the advantage which his then fellow officers now enjoy by pension and pay abroad and how, preferring the duty of his allegiance to his private interest, he stuck to the former, having served 25 months in the King's Troop of Guards without a penny recompence, but was so persecuted by his creditors that the Duke of Albemarle had to give them liberty of the law against him. Therefore prays a grant of his establishment as his fellow officers obtained: and forwards in support a certificate signed by Ran. Egerton, F. Villiers, Edw. Griffin, Cha. Berkly and others.Reference Book I, pp. 273–4.
May 11.Treasury reference to Richard Graham of the petition of Charles Chetwynd, shewing that he with Justice Warcup and Dr. Oates was the first taker and discoverer of papers and writings as in a schedule hereto [missing] "and [which] was by them or other pretenders under him so entered in the Office of the Lord Privy Seal." And as for the papers and writings found in the trunks taken at Jollye's house in Drury Lane petitioner was the discoverer thereof to Justice Warcup, who owned the same to the House of Lords Committee and by said Lords was so reported. And petitioner did acquaint the Bishop of London therewith. Petitioner did believe that Oates had taken care in the first place to have entered the same with the Treasury Lords, but finds that said Oates has agreed with Col. Mansell, Mr. Merey, Samuel Oates, Mr. Savage, Mr. Button and others that they shall share the King's bounty for said discovery amongst other discoveries pretended to by them notwithstanding their often promises that petitioner should have what to him belongs [which] they have articled amongst themselves and that they are about to exclude petitioner from his just right to the same, whereas none of said persons except the Dr. were at the finding or taking of the said writings. Further William Fanshaw does likewise, upon the lists taken by him from the House of Lords, pretend a right to the said discovery against said Col. Mansell, et al., which [claim] is referred by the House of Lords to the Barons of the Exchequer. Petitioner prays that the schedule being a true copy of what was delivered to the Privy Council by Dr. Oates, Col. Mansell and Mr. Merry may be entered at the Treasury and that he may have a hearing to make out the truth thereof and that Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton in whose hands the papers are may assist him "with them and a Commission to make out his Majesty's title in some convenient time."Reference Book I, p. 277.
May 13.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Consider the enclosed report on Mr. Randolph's additional salary, said report being dated May 3 and signed by the Earls of Clarendon, Ailesbury and Bath, and Sir L. Jenkins.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 249.
Treasury reference to Richd. Grahme of the petition of Thomas Astly, gent., showing that as undersheriff to James Pitts, late sheriff of Worcester, for the year ended 1680, Michaelmas, he did in execution of process against Popish Recussants and in obedience to the Treasury letter to the sheriffs, find by inquisition the several estates of the several Recusants before Mr. Langly was appointed Receiver and has levied several penalties and expended the money as in a schedule. Craves allowance thereof out of money in his hands which is to be paid this term in discharge of his said sheriff's account.Reference Book I, p. 275.
May 13.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edwd. Sharp for a tidewaiter's place, London.Reference Book I, p. 275.
Followed by: a later letter of recommendation dated 1681, June 13, from same to same. In the margin; cancelled 12 Feb., 1681–2.
[?]Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Andrew Cory, Controller of Coinages of tin in Cornwall and Devon, praying for a warrant to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for new hammers for coining the tin in said counties, the old ones being so much defaced and worn out by time and use that the stamps thereof make such dull impressions as are not discernible and may easily be counterfeited. The said Surveyor General is to report whether the King has usually been at the charge of making new hammers.Ibid, p. 278.
May 13.Same to same of the petition from Andrew Cory, keeper of the gaol at Lostwithiel, Cornwall, shewing that said gaol is the only place for keeping all the prisoners for the stannaries and Duchy of Cornwall, and has hitherto been yearly repaired by allowances out of the Duchy of Cornwall but of late times there has been allowed only 50l. in 60 years past which served scarce to repair the roof and keep the walls from falling. Prays a warrant for present repairs (as certified by the Earl of Bath, Lord Warden of the Stannaries, whose concernment it is) and some allowance for the future.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of James Cottle's petition for a surveyor's place in Fowey port, co. Cornwall.Ibid, p. 279.
May 14.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Customs money to be paid into the Exchequer this week: viz., 1,500l. to the Lord Chancellor; 3,000l. to the 12 judges; 275l. to the Masters in Chancery; 175l. to the Welsh Judges; 100l. to the Masters of Requests; 712l. to the Lord Privy Seal.Disposition Book II, p. 65.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Bernard Gascon of the duty of 5s. per ton on French shipping: for life and without any rent reserved: same having been granted to him by the great seal of 1677–8, Mar. 14, for nine years certain from Christmas then last past, and thereafter for seven years more if he should so long live and under the yearly rental of 1,200l. payable quarterly, in which grant there was a clause that he should be made an accomptant if by reason of war or other accident the said duty should realise less than the said rental and a further clause deducting from said rental the pension of 600l. per an. granted him by the patent of 1667, July 10. The present grant is by reason that said Gascon has set forth by his petition that the war between France and Holland from 1674 to 1677, and the prohibition of French goods from that time to 1680 reduced the proceeds of said duty to only 2,340l. for the six years, 1674–80, so that there is more due to him for his said pension of 600l. per an. than the said duty has realised; and further that the said prohibition still continues and is likely so to do, that he is 67 years of age and has business which requires him to make a journey into Italy and desires to avoid the trouble of being made an accomptant for said duty or of asking for the arrears of his pension. Gascon is to surrender his present rent and to release to the King all arrears of his pension and is not to assign to any other his right to said duty without Treasury consent.King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 167–8.
May 16.Money warrant for 1,500l. to Heneage, Lord Finch, now Earl of Nottingham, for 1680, June 24 quarter, and part of 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, on his annuity or pension of 4,000l. as Lord Chancellor.Money Book III, p. 43.
Same for 757l. 14s. 7d. to Philip Burton, gent., as imprest for Crown law costs. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.)Ibid, p. 43. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 224.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Eleanor Mather, widow and relict of Capt. William Mather, for 1681, Lady day quarter, on her annuity or pension of 50l. as by the privy seal of June 30 last. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 43. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 219.
Same for 700l. to Dr. John Taylor for half a year to 1681, Lady day, on the 1,400l. per an. for secret service; without account. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 44. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 218.
Treasury warrant [to James Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint] for the execution of a warrant of 1678–9, Mar. 13, from Treasurer Danby to said Hoare to pay 85l. 5s. 3d. to Peter Janson, smith of the Mint, and 170l. 10s. 6d. to John, Joseph and Phillip Rotiers, gravers to the Mint. The present direction is for same to be paid out of the money remaining in your [Hoare's] hands of the produce of the copper farthings and half pence.Money Book III, p. 44.
Same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer and the Clerk and Comptroller of the Pipe, to allow 109l. 7s. 0d. to Sir Edward Blacket, bart., late sheriff for co. Northumberland [out] of the issues of his office arising by the estates of Popish Recusants; same being made up of the following items of allowance, viz., 40l. for the expense of his undersheriff, bailiffs, servants, jurymen, witnesses and messengers in taking several inquisitions and levying the sum of 462l. as under; 23l. 2s. 0d. for the poundage on said sum; 10l. for the said undersheriff's journey to London and home again; 3l. 5s. 0d. for return of money; 3l. 0s. 0d. for writing process against Recusants out of the Pipe Office and being opposed thereupon and 30l. for his [said sheriff's] gratuity in reward of his good service: said sheriff having in pursuance of the Treasury letter of 1680, July 16, commanded Thomas Heseltine, his undersheriff, to be very diligent in levying such sums upon Popish Recusants as he had in charge and likewise to enquire further into their estates, whereupon said Heseltine did accordingly take several journeys about the said county and summoned in betwixt 200 and 300 men to give evidence for the King upon the melius inquirendum, whereupon there was found [Recusants'] land worth 4,859l. per an. or thereabout more than what was found before [in said county] and thereof and of the 20l. per month [Recusancy fine] upwards of 450l. was levied; the completing whereof was very expensive to said Heseltine.Ibid, p. 45.
May 16.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to allow 50l. upon the account of abovesaid Blacket, being the sum paid to William Christian, Receiver General of Recusants' forfeitures, co. Northumberland, upon account by said Thomas Haseltine.Money Book III, pp. 46–7.
Appending: (a) said Christian's acknowledgment of receipt of said 50l. dated 1680, Dec. 22, attested by Tho. Johnson and Geo. Cuthbertson. (b) a similar acknowledgment dated 1680, Dec. 10, by said Christian of his receipt of another 50l. from said Hesletine on same account: said receipt being attested by Fra. Addison and Jo. Humble. (c) a like Treasury warrant dated May 5 inst. for similarly allowing in account this last named 50l.
Money warrant for 455l. to Sir Gabriell Sylvius for a quarter's ordinary to 1680, Sept. 5, as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Dukes of Luneburg and Brunswick.Ibid, p. 48. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 220.
Appending: (a) undated certificate by the Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State, that said Sylvius took leave of his Majesty 1679–80, Mar. 8, in order to his going upon that employment. (b) certificate by the Earl of Conway, Secretary of State, that said Sylvius's pass and instructions when going Envoy as above were dated 1679–80, Mar. 8. (Money order dated May 18 hereon.)
Same for 455l. to Philip Warwick for a quarter's ordinary to 1680, Dec. 6, as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden.Money Book III, p. 48. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 219.
Appending: certificate dated 1680–1. Mar. 24, from Sir Leoline Jenkins that said Warwick took leave of his Majesty 1680, June 17, in order to his going on that employment. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.)
Treasury warrant, in the form of a subscription, for the execution of a warrant dated 1674, May 2, from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Wine Licence Commissioners for moneys by them paid from time to time to Visct. Grandison and Edward Villiers in accordance with the privy seal of 1674, April 13 (ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IV, p. 502.)Money Book, p. 49.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on a draft letter proposed to be sent to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, said draft being as follows. Sir Maurice Eustace, kt., intends to make an English plantation at Harristown, co. Kildare. For his encouragement therein you, the Lord Lieutenant, are hereby to cause letters patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for the said town to be erected into a corporate town, to be henceforward governed by a Sovereign and 12 Burgesses and Commons and that Richard Dixon, esq., shall be the first Sovereign, and he and his successors to exercise said office in all things as any other Sovereign in Ireland doth, and that the said Sovereign and Burgesses do return two burgesses to serve in each parliament; and that the said town have all other privileges, benefits and immunities as the borough or town corporate of Lanesborough, co. Longford, hath. And further the said town and lands of Harristown and Dunstown, the town and lands of Carnalway, Milltown and Logstown, the ditto of Mallagheash, the ditto of Flemingstown, the ditto of Oldtown, the ditto of Milletstown, the ditto of Stevenstown, the ditto of Walterstown, the ditto of Herbertstown and Selliothills lying in the barony of Naas, co. Kildare, containing in all 4,000 acres, be created into one entire manor by the name of the manor of Harristown, and that it may be lawful for the said Eustace, his heirs or assignes, to set apart 500 acres or less for demesne lands of the said manor and to alien in fee or for lives so much of the premises as he think fit, without any impeachment of the King, to be held of him, the said Eustace, his heirs or assigns, as of the said manor of Harristown, notwithstanding the statute Quia emptores terrarum or any other law or statute in force in Ireland, in free and common socage, or by suit of court from three weeks to three weeks or seldomer or otherwise by any lawful service whatsoever, at such reserved rents as the said Eustace, his heirs, etc., shall think fit: and that it shall be lawful for said Eustace, his heirs, etc., to hold in the said manor a court leet and view of frankpledge with all that appertaineth to a view of frankpledge, and a court in the nature of a court baron; and also to enclose and impark 500 acres or less into one or more parks for deer and other beasts of venery and to have all the privileges, liberties, immunities, etc., appertaining to free parks: and he, his heirs, etc., also to have all waifs, strays, felons' goods, goods of fugitives, deodands, and free warren within the said manor: and that he, his heirs, etc., have liberty to hold a court of record within the said manor of Harristown at such times and places as he think fit before any seneschal to be by him appointed, who shall have power to hold cognizance of pleas in any personal action for any sum not exceeding 10l. with all jurisdictions, etc., to the like court appertaining: and that said Eustace, his heirs, etc., may hold one market weekly and two fairs yearly at the said town of Carnalway, the said market on every Saturday and the fairs on the 17th and 18th of [? April] and the 17th and 18th of Oct. yearly for ever, the said fairs to continue two days each, paying to the King for the said market and fairs 10l. per an. rent sterling: and that said Eustace, his heirs, etc., may for ever appoint some one to be the clerk of the market in said manor of Harristown and to take and enjoy all such fees, advantages, commodities and emoluments as are usual and accustomably taken and due to any clerk of the market and to hold and keep a court of Pepouder during the said several fairs and in such cases as is accustomed: and that neither the sheriff of the county nor the clerk of the market shall intermeddle or come within the said manor, but the Sovereign [of Harristown] and his successors shall hear all things belonging to their office to be carefully executed: and what fines shall be imposed upon any inhabitants within the said manor shall be employed for relief of the poor within the said parish and the maintaining of highways leading thereto. The said draft being recommended by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and being referred by the King April 9 last to the Treasury Lords, the latter hereby report: We have no objection to the passing thereof.Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 163–6.
May 16.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Col. William Blackston, praying for payment of his arrears, he having been for 15 years past Vice-Admiral for the county of Durham and been at great expense in his said office during the Dutch wars when the said bishopric was vacant, without receiving any salary or satisfaction as other Vice-Admirals did, and therefore praying a grant of some arrears due to the King during the vacancy of the see. On examination we find that the arrears petitioned for, amounting to about 400l., are not to be levied without great difficulty. Petitioner may be granted two-thirds of what he shall collect thereon.Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 346.
Appending: note of said petition and of the order of reference dated Jan. 18 last from the King thereon, his Majesty having a particular regard to petitioner's great loyalty and good services.
Same to same from same on the petition of the Countess of Portland, praying for payment of her pension of 500l. per an. on the establishment of Ireland, same having been lately stopped upon pretence of an Order in Council for suspending pensions, but her said pension being not of grace but for valuable consideration and she in very great want of money for her daily subsistence.Ibid. pp. 346–7.
We find that the order in Council of Nov. 9 last suspended the payment of a moiety of petitioner's pension (amongst others) for a year, and directed the Duke of Ormonde to direct the money arising by such suspension towards the repair of forts, mounting guns and providing stores. So much of this service must be omitted if this petition be granted.
Appending: note of said petition and order of reference dated April 22 last thereon from the King, "having a particular regard to the petitioner's person and condition."
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the collieries petitioned for by William Urwin, gent.; with a view to a lease thereof to him for 31 years at 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. and a tenth part of the clear profits.Ibid, p. 348.
Prefixing: report dated April 29 last from William Harbord, the said Surveyor General, made in obedience to an order of reference of 1679–80, Mar. 8. The colliery petitioned for was granted with divers salt pans and two other coal pits to David Errington, gent., for 21 years from 1637, Lady day, under an entire rent of 16l. 1s. 4d., but falling into ruin and decay long before the Restoration, the rent was never answered. The true value cannot appear until it be drained, recovered and wrought again, which may prove a great charge and the profit uncertain.
Henry Guy to the Wine Licence Commissioners to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the 750l. of the King's cash now in your hands.Disposition Book II, p. 65.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 6,000l. which will this week be paid into the Exchequer of the surplus of the Hearthmoney, viz. 455l. to Mr. Savile, 455l. to Mr. Sidney, 227l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode, 273l. to Sir Peter Wyche, 455l. to Viscount Bodmin, 455l. to the Earl of Middleton, 455l. to Mr. Skelton, 193l. 2s. 6d. to Mr. Chudleigh, 235l. to me [Guy] for secret service for Poley, 1,500l. for the Grooms of the Bedchamber, 750l. for the Queen's Dressers, 400l. for Lady Marischal, 100l. to Sir Phillip Warwicke, 30l. to Mris. Ursula Elliot, and to reserve for the Treasury Lords' directions the remaining 16l. 7s. 6d.Ibid, p. 66.
Same to Mr. [Philip] Burton [Treasury Solicitor] to peruse the enclosed petition [missing] of Lady Stafford and the bundle of deeds. Certify the Treasury Lords whether the settlement in the deeds agrees with the statement in the petition, with your opinion thereon with all speed.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 248.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt not to dispose without the Treasury Lords' particular order, of the 346l. 18s. 4d. paid into the Exchequer by Sir Edwd. Blackett, bart., as late sheriff of Northumberland.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. William Hamand (written over George Blake erased) late searcher at Minehead, is dead. William Scott is well recommended to the Treasury Lords for same. Present him to my Lords for that post. In the margin: [delivered to] Mr. Aldworth to the gentlemen [who recommend said Scott].Ibid, pp. 248, 252.
Same to Sir Peter Killigrew. Expedite your account of the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall for declaration as soon as may be.Ibid, p. 248.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt not to issue without particular order from the Treasury Lords what money now is or hereafter shall be paid into the Exchequer from Recusants' estates. You are also to reserve in the Exchequer for my Lords' disposal what shall be paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Duck on account of the surplus of the Hearthmoney. In the margin. d[elivered] to Davy.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of the Stables forwarding an order of the Commissioners for Tangier. The Treasury Lords desire you to cause the Galloways [nags] therein mentioned to be provided accordingly. My Lords will take care to supply money for the buying of them.Ibid, p. 249.
Same to the Attorney General. Report to the Treasury Lords your opinion on the enclosed case [missing] touching the late Act for exporting beer, etc., free of Excise.Ibid, p. 250.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. When you receive the money which is to be paid in course upon the tallies for 5,023l. 7s. 2d. struck on the Customs as by the Treasury warrant of the 11th inst. you are to apply same to clearing and paying off what remains due to the inhabitants of Rochester, Chatham and Strood for the quarter of the sick and wounded in the last Dutch war.Ibid, p. 251.
May 16.Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Dorothy Meadows, widow of Tho. Meadows, late of London, woollen draper, shewing that her husband served the fleet with cottons and kerseys for waist clothes and other uses to a considerable value and that 500l. is in arrear thereon and petitioner very poor.Reference Book I, p. 276.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hugh Jones, praying for a tidewaiter's place, London port.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Ezechiell Tanner, shewing that he was entrusted by William Staley, goldsmith, with several medals and jewels to the value of near 1,000l., who being convicted of treason, same was forfeited to the King but John Staley, said William Staley's father, being afterwards proved a bankrupt, the Committee [Commissioners] of bankruptcy pretended that these goods belonged to John and not to William, and sued petitioner for same, but petitioner refused to deliver same to said Commissioners, being informed that said John and William were partners and all their estate forfeited to the King; of which the said John being sensible procured a grant from the King of William's estate to Colley and Boswell, which grant is voidable on the ground of fraud. Said John Staley was convicted of Recusancy before he was a bankrupt. Therefore petitioner has exhibited a bill in Chancery that the parties interested may claim and he be discharged. Prays that the Attorney General may interplead and claim said goods.Ibid, pp. 276–7.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Steed for a noontender's place, London port.Ibid, p. 280.
May 17.Henry Guy to Mr. Hall. The Treasury Lords are informed that above 500 acres of land, part of a greater quantity formerly enclosed in Dean Forest and now in your possession, do belong to the Crown. My Lords have appointed to hear the discoverers and yourself hereon on Tuesday, May 31.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 249.
Same to Sir James Shaen, forwarding a paper in which Mr. Trant has complained to the Treasury Lords that your partners have not complied in the payments which ought to have been made by them so long since as Aug. last. Send my Lords a speedy answer hereto. The enclosure [missing] is a letter from John Nagle to Mr. Trant, signed at Dublin 4 May inst.Ibid, p. 250.
[?]Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply as follows the 16,700l. which is directed to be issued to you at the Exchequer and the 1,300l. remaining in your hands of money which you have already received for the Navy: viz.,Ibid.
to pay off the ship Woolwich 4,600
[to pay off the] Swallow 7,500
for Portsmouth yard5,900
May 17.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 50l. of the 750l. Wine Licence revenue money (which is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week) to Dr. Taylor upon his order of 1680, Dec. 14, for 1,050l.Disposition Book II, p. 66.
Same to same to issue 6,000l. of Customs money, now in the Exchequer, to the Treasurer of the Navy for two weeks of the [Navy's] weekly money.Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Auditor fo the Receipt of the petition of Sir William Smyth. bart. Report thereon how the money now due in the name of Paule Pawley was originally lent to the King.Reference Book I, p. 279.
Prefixing said petition shewing that 5,087l. 6s. 4d, principal money is due to petitioner from the King. being registered on the Hearthmoney in the name of Paule Pauley, petitioner's brother-in-law, on three orders dated 1671–2, Jan. 3, and 1672–3, Mar. 10; that petitioner has constantly received interest for the same and for the most part from the Excise Commissioners, who upon the 26th of Feb., 1678–9, paid him 305l. 4s. 4d., the interest then due, but nothing since that time; that petitioner left this money in the Exchequer to pay the first half-year's rent of the tin farm which by contract with the Earl of Danby he was to pay before he entered upon said farm; that he has not hitherto troubled the Treasury concerning it because he thought it might be useful in the tin business if the Treasury Lords proceeded therein; but having now great necessity for the money for the marriage portion of a daughter, prays payment of the interest and a tally on the Hearthmoney for the principal, if his Majesty has not ready money to pay the principal.
Treasury warrant to same for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. David's for 212l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth, widow of James Hamilton, for last Lady day quarter on the 850l. annuity for her sons, and on the Tenths of the dioceses of Chester and Rochester for 125l. for the same quarter on the 500l. annuity to herself.Money Book III, p. 50.
Money warrant for 30l. to Ursula Eliot, widow, for half a year to Lady day last on her annuity of 60l.Ibid.
Same for 60l. 16s. 8d. to Robert, Earl of Lindsey, Warden of Waltham Forest, for five years to 1676, Dec. 23, on the fee of 8d. a day for the keeper of Woodford Walk in said forest. (Money order dated May 18 hereon.)Ibid, p. 50. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 220.
Treasury warrant to John Smyth, Receiver General of Crown Revenues for the City of London and counties of Middlesex, Essex and Herts, to pay to Auditor John Phelips 200l. for one year to 1677, Lady day, on his salary.Money Book III, p. 51.
May 18.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge John Loving, a Teller of the Exchequer, of the sum of 781l. 16s. 8d. and for the issue of same to Dorothea Colvile, being due to her as follows, viz: for [compound] interest [or interest] arising by making her interest and reward into principal every six months. In order hereto orders are to be drawn for the same as due to the said Colvile for such interest and issues thereof are to be made to her as in full of the 8,210l. 17s. 8d. due to her for 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. reward up to 1671, Dec. 1, on 30,000l. lent by John Colvile on the credit of six orders, Nos. 254, 255, 257, 259, 263, 265 registered on the 310,000l. Wine Act, which said interest was directed to be paid to her by the Treasury warrant of 1671, Dec. 5, out of loans on the Hearthmoney: all by reason that said Loving has according to the course then used in the Exchequer charged himself with the said 8,210l. 17s. 8d. in expectation of being discharged thereof on payment of the like sum to said Dorothea Colvile, but was discharged of only 7,429l. 1s. 0d. part thereof by issues made for 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. reward, leaving the said balance of 781l. 16s. 8d. as due [for compound interest or] for making her interest and reward into principal as above, which said balance, being of such a nature could not be paid nor said Teller discharged without a special privy seal to warrant the same. (Royal warrant dated May 5 to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare said privy seal).King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 165–6.
May 18.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the patent officers of the outports half a year on their salaries (other than such as are to be paid on the establishment or by dormant warrant).Money Book III, p. 51.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Phillip Burton (in part of 757l. 18s. 4d. on his order for Crown law charges) the 346l. 18s. 4d. paid lately into the Exchequer by Sir Edward Blackett, late sheriff of Northumberland.Disposition Book II, p. 66.
Same to same to issue to Mr. Neale 600l. out of such Tenths of the dioceses of Winchester and London as shall be brought into the Exchequer by said Neale.Ibid, p. 67.
Same to same to pay 653l. 6s. 8d. to the messengers of the Exchequer in the proportions following, viz., John Spicer 164l., William Ballow 166l. 13s. 4d., Tho. Kifford 102l., John Bright 44l., Saml. Brewster 176l. 13s. 4d.Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is to be paid into the Exchequer the 21st inst., viz.:Ibid, p. 68.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces2,000
to ditto for offreckonings1,700
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l.200
to the Cofferer1,000
Mris. Eleanor Gwynne250
Earl of Bath for the Duchess of Richmond250
Same to same to issue 16,700l. (out of the 17,700l. which the Customs Cashier is to pay into the Exchequer on account of the Customs) to the Treasurer of the Navy and the remaining 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 250.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. A small pack directed to the Queen and for her own use is come from Dieppe in the Cleveland yacht. Send one of your officers with the same to her Majesty's backstairs at Whitehall to see the same opened and delivered to Mr. Knight, one of her servants, provided there be no commodity of French growth as prohibited by the late Poll Act.Ibid, p. 251.
May 18.Henry Guy to the Ordnance Commissioners to order the Treasurer of the Ordnance to pay 100l. to Mris. Anne Archer, the widow of Capt. James Archer, late one of his Majesty's engineers in part of 350l. arrears due to him and his two sons.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 251.
Same to Mr. Creed and Mr. Hewer, returning their report on the proposal of the gentlemen of Cornwall for victualling Tangier garrison, together with the [later] petition of the said gentlemen wherein they propose a certain rate for the said victualling. Report hereon to the Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account how much of Mr. Colevile's debt is unassigned.
Same to Mr. Ducke. You have not this day paid your money into the Exchequer according to your promise. You are not to fail to pay it in to-morrow morning to be there issued as the Treasury Lords have directed for his Majesty's service which greatly requires your punctual compliance herein.Ibid, p. 252.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Lady Mary Stafford (as by the order of reference from the King of Mar. 11 last); said petition praying a grant of the Crown reversion upon an estate tail in the castle and manor of Stafford and several honours, manors and lands therein-mentioned to enable her to charge or dispose of same for payment of debts and provision for her younger children. We find that said honours, etc., were by two grants of 23 Henry VIII. and 2 Queen Mary, granted to Henry, then Lord Stafford, and Ursula his wife and their heirs, with reversion to the Crown. There are near 30 persons living who are heritable to the said entail, and all persons concerned therein in England do consent that the said Lady Stafford (being the tenant in tail in possession) should have power to charge or dispose of same for the purposes aforesaid. The next immediate heir is beyond sea, and we have not been able to be particularly satisfied of his consent, but it is confidently affirmed to us that if he were present he would not oppose. There would be no great inconvenience in granting the petition, as the Crown's interest is so remote.Warrants not Relating to Money III, p. 347.
May 19.Royal sign manual for 235l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Mar. 9 last. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon. Money order dated May 31 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 171. Money Book III, p. 52. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 219.
Same for 908l. to same for same: to be issued on same. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon. Money order dated May 31 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 171. Money Book III, p. 52. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 219.
May 20.Henry Guy to the Navy Board. The Treasury Lords have caused tallies for 5,023l. 7s. 2d. on the Customs to be put into the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy. Same is intended, as by the Treasury warrant of the 11th inst. ut supra, p. 151. for sick and wounded quarters in Rochester, Chatham and Strood. When the moneys shall be received upon the said tallies in course you are to make forth bills of imprest for paying the same to Mr. Richard Gibson (the person formerly employed in this [sick and wounded] business) upon account to be by him paid to the said inhabitants for their arrears. (Entry struck through. See infra, p. 188, under date June 21.)Out Letters (General) VI, p. 252.
May 20.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' special order the 6,000l. which will be speedily paid into the Exchequer by the Excise Farmers pursuant to their contract with the King which is forthwith intended to pass the great seal.Disposition Book II, p. 67.
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Same to same to issue items verbatim, ut supra, p. 161, under date May 18, to a total of 5,400l. out of such Excise money as is to be paid into the Exchequer the 28th inst.Ibid, p. 68.
May 30.The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The petition of Sir Neale O'Neille as below has been referred to us by the King. Before we report thereon we acquaint you therewith and desire your opinion how far it may consist with his Majesty's service to gratify petitioner's request.Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 167–8.
Prefixing: (a) said petition shewing that petitioner's late father's estate, being seized and sequestered for his loyalty by the late usurped powers, was by a general clause in the late Explanatory Act charged with and made liable to a new yearly quit rent, amounting in all to 102l., whereas before the said sequestration the ancient Crown rent payable yearly for the same estate was only 3l.; that his Majesty out of regard for the loyalty of petitioner and his father granted a discharge of the said new quit rents, reserving only the ancient Crown rents and in pursuance thereof his Majesty has from time to time respited the said new quit rents; that petitioner's father dying soon after the passing of the Act of Settlement, leaving petitioner an infant, no grant has hitherto been passed for the actual discharge of the said quit rents, notwithstanding his Majesty's frequent promises for the discharge thereof; so that said estate is still liable thereto and to the arrears thereof, the said temporary respites being no legal discharge. Prays a patent for discharge of the said new quit rents.
(b) Reference dated May 15 thereof to the Treasury Lords from the King "being well inclined to gratify the petitioner in memory of his father's constant loyalty."
Money warrant for 500l. to the Earl of Bath and Lord Hawley for half a year to 1680, Christmas, on the annuity or pension of 1,000l. per an. to them out of the Excise.Money Book III, p. 51.
Henry Guy to Sir James Shaen. Send to the Treasury Lords a speedy answer to my letter to you of the 17th inst., ut supra, p. 159, concerning Mr. Trant's complaint of your not complying with the payments due to them, "which ought to have been made so long ago as August last. The officers of the Works call upon their Lordships for that money."Out Letters (General) VI, p. 252.
May 30.Henry Guy to the Lord Chancellor. By command of the King I send this to acquaint you that he desires your attendance at Windsor on Wednesday next at 10 a.m. The like notice to the Earl of Radnor (President of the Privy Council), (Secretary) the Earl of Conway and Secretary Sir Leoline Jenkins.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 253.
May 31.Same to the Auditor of the, Receipt to issue the 507l. 10s. 1d. now in the Exchequer (being 462l. 10s. 0d. of Customs money and 45l. 10s. 1d. reserved upon three lists) to Mr. Cheeke, Lieutenant of the Tower, in part of the order lately signed for 650l. for himself and the Gentleman Porter and Warder of the Tower.Disposition Book II, p. 68.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer on Saturday next, viz.:Ibid, p. 69.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces2,000
to ditto for offreckonings600
to ditto upon his order for interest2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in further part of 5,000l.200
to the Cofferer of the Household1,000
to Mr. Topham for the Duchess of Cleveland's children300
Same to same to pay Mris. Mather's two orders for 25l. for half a year of her pension out of the first disposable money which shall come into the ExchequerIbid.
Money warrant for 50l. to John Hill, keeper of Battles Walk in Windsor Forest, for one year to 1681, Lady day, on his allowance for providing hay for the deer and for increase of keepers' wages. (Money order dated May 31 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 52. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 219. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 253.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to advance 50l. to Edward Randolph for half a year to Michaelmas next on his salary of 100l. per an. as collector, surveyor and searcher of Customs in New England.Money Book III, p. 53.
Money warrant for 500l. each to Charles, Duke of Southampton, Henry, Earl of Euston (now Duke of Grafton) and George, Earl of Northumberland, on their yearly pensions of 3,000l. each, viz., to the Duke of Southampton 50l. in full of 1679, Michaelmas quarter, and 450l. in part of 1679, Christmas quarter, 500l. to the Duke of Grafton in part of 1680, Lady day quarter, and 250l. to the Earl of Northumberland in full of 1679, Michaelmas quarter, and 250l. in part of 1679, Christmas quarter: to be issued out of Excise moneys in the Exchequer.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Richard Topham. Send the Treasury Lords an inventory of the Duke of Southampton's jewels, as his George, his Collar, etc., and of his coaches, horses and all other goods and moveables as clothes, linen, hangings, bedding, etc., and also an account of his debts.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 253.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 2,000l. to Mr. May [Keeper of the Privy Purse] out of Customs money in the Exchequer; 1,500l. thereof for the use of the Privy Purse and 500l. for Healing [medals of] gold.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 253.
Same to Auditor Parsons to certify the Treasury Lords whether the rent of 20l. reserved on the grant made by Charles I to Sir Edward Villers and his heirs of certain parcels of land of about 430 acres called Maylsecot in Dean Forest (which rent has never been answered to the Crown direct) is depending in arrear before you or whether it is discharged, and if so by what warrant and whether the said patent of grant is enrolled before you. In the margin, cancelled 12 Feb., 1681–2.Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Report to the Treasury Lords the exact number of acres contained in the grant from Charles I to Sir Edward Villers of the parcels of land called Maylescot in Dean Forest which are now in the possession of Mr. Hall, of Highmeadow, co. Gloucester.Ibid, p. 254.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Privy Seal. The executors of Dr. Nicholson, late bishop of Gloucester, have put a stop [by entering a caveat] at the Privy Seal Office to Sir Samuel Morland's grant of 664l. 4s. 5d. due from said executors for the Tenths of the clergy of that diocese for the years 1669 and 1670. We appointed a day to hear Mr. Nicholson and said Morland, but said Nicholson declined and withdrew his caveat at the Treasury Office. Unless Nicholson has offered any new matter we desire you to pass said grant under the privy seal.Ibid, p. 255.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the representation from Ar. Northcote, Tho. Carew and Tho. Walker, and from Thomas, bishop of Exeter, recommending Thomas Pett for the landwaiter's place at Exeter, void by the death of Anthony Delton.Reference Book I, p. 280.