Appendix I
April 1661

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'Appendix I: April 1661', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1549-1563. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83951 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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April 1661

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
April 3.Treasurer Southampton's order to George Murray, one of the King's coachmen, to attend the Duke of York concerning his petition for a lease of certain lands of Oliver Cromwell's being about 50l or 60l. per an. lying in Emneth and Well, co. Norfolk, and now discovered by petitioner.Ibid, p. 69.
Prefixing: (a) note of Murray's petition. (b) Report dated Mar. 4 to Treasurer Southampton from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands thereon. I have had the lands surveyed and find that Oliver Cromwell was seized of certain tenements and lands lying in the parishes of Emneth, Outwell and Utwell in Marshland, co. Norfolk, and part in the Elm in the Isle of Ely, co. Cambridge, containing three messuages and two cottages and certain broken parcels of land, amounting to 197 acres 2 roods, which have been let at 140l. 1s. 8d. per an. to certain sectaries, some of them being now in prison. But the premises are not worth above 100l. per an. clear and the houses are in decay. The present tenants have attorned to the King but have paid their last Michaelmas rents to William Haynes of Ely for the use of Richard Cromwell, and they are poor and not able to make it good to the King. "Your lordship hath commanded me to stop all grants of these forfeited lands until they be all found by inquisition and returned into the Exchequer and the King's pleasure had thereon."
Treasurer Southampton's reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Chislett for a lease of certain lands and tenements in Casterton, co. Westmorland, parcel of the barony of Kendal and a small coal mine there lately discovered.Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Auditors Sir Edmond Sawyer and John Wood to take the accounts of John Blackwell and Richard Deane for all moneys by them received as Receivers General or Treasurers at War; all such accompants, excepted from the Act of Indemnity, being now to make up their accounts.Ibid, p. 70.
Same to said Blackwell and Deane to deliver to said Sawyer and Wood before Trinity term next all your abovesaid accounts from 1653, June 24, and the vouchers thereof.Ibid, p. 71.
April 3.Treasurer Southampton's warrant to said Blackwell and Deane to forthwith obtain from Ireland (where part of your employment as Treasurers was transacted) several papers, vouchers and accounts relating to the abovesaid moneys by you received in England. The same being essential to the perfecting your said accounts, you are to deliver them to the abovesaid Sawyer and Wood.Stowe MS. 498, p. 70.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Gregory Alford and to John Coriton and Edward Keling (at the nomination of said Alford) of the wood or woodland called Southwood, containing 420 acres in the parishes of Bal[ton]sborough and Glastonbury, being parcel of the dissolved monastery of Glastonbury; the wood called Northwood, containing 380 acres in the said parishes; and the parcel of ground called Kennard Moor and Blackmore, containing 400 acres in the said parishes. The present lease to be for 31 years at 20l. per an. rent.Ibid, pp. 71–2.
Prefixing: (a) constat of the premises. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 11 thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. By an ancient survey found in the Augmentation Office of 31 Hy. VIII the first two parcels are parcels of the monastery of Glastonbury, but the last parcel is not found therein but stands in charge [before the Auditor for co. Somerset] at the rent of 8s. 4d. and is said to be in the possession of the tenants of Balsborough and Glastonbury aforesaid. The said Southwood was, according to said survey, then well set with oak, "of which there was little timber, the oaks having bin accustomed to be shredd every 20th year; of which lopps there might be made every year one with another of two band faggots, 1,600, every 1,000 then worth 17s. 8d. to be sold, amounting to 26s. 8d. per an., the tenants then claiming by their custom as well the thorns growing in the said woods as common of pasture for their cattle." Similarly the Northwood was well set and shredded every 20th year and the lops produced 1,500 faggots of 2 bonds, then worth 20s. the 1,000 or 30s. per an. and the tenants claimed like fuel and common for which they were bound to drive both the said woods.
Same to same for a fresh lease to John Weykes of the mines of coal in the common or waste called Barrow, lying in Stratton super Fosse, co. Somerset, late in the tenure of William Long and Hercules Horler. The present lese to be for 31 years at the former rent of 13s. 4d. and fine of 20l.Ibid, pp. 72–3.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises made out by James Symes in the absence of William Harbord, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. On the former lease a fine of 200l. was paid. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 15 thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The petitioner Weykes obtained a lease of the premises 1638–9, Feb. 28, for 31 years, which lease was not allowed by the Committee of Parliament who sequestered the profits thereof by reason of Mr. Weykes serving as a captain in the late King's army, whereby he hath made little benefit thereof.
Same to Sir Jeffery Palmer, Attorney General, for a lease to Sir Timothy Tirrell of the King's proportion of the lands, coppices and premises (with the tithes thereof) within the forest of Shotover and Stowood as follows, viz. the waste land in Shotover in the King's forest called Shotover and Stowood, and divers coppices there with appurtenances in the parishes of Headington, St. Clements, Horsepath, Cowley, Forest Hill and Wheatly, co. Oxford; and likewise the waste land lying in Stowood in the said forest and divers coppices there in or near the parishes of Marston, Week, Wood Eaton, Islip, Beckley, Elsfield and Noke. The present lease to be for 31 years at 87l. 3s. 4d. per an. rent for the King's proportion in Shotover up to said Tirrell's death and thereafter the rent of 130l. 14s. 8d. per an.; and similarly 61l. 14s. 8d. per an. rent for Stowood during Tirrell's life and 92l. 12s. 0d. per an. after his death.Ibid, pp. 74–5.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the premises The premises were well stored with deer and timber, but same having been destroyed by the violence of the late troubles the land remains unfit to be restored to a forest or park. And the Lord Treasurer approved of the compositions or agreements lately made by the gentlemen thereto appointed Jan. 29 last for setting out certain proportions of the premises to commoners there in recompense and discharge of their right and pretence of common and other interest in the residue of the premises. The Attorney General is to take care that the said proportions be accordingly settled and the right of common discharged by decree of the Exchequer Court. The proportions of lands set out to the commoners of Shotover are:
to the towns of Headington and St. Clements230 acres
to the town of Horsepath30 acres
to Cowley30 acres
to Forest Hill30 acres
to Whateley [Wheatley]60 acres
and for the poor there, who are numerous20 acres
and for the highways30 acres
 430 acres
These proportions being allowed, there remains to be improved for his Majesty's benefit 562 acres 1 rood, valued at 130l. 14s. 8d. per an., whereof allowing Sir Timothy Tirrell a third in recompense of his office of Lieutenancy and the herbage and pannage of the premises for life there remains clear 87l. 3s. 4d. per an.
The proportions of land set out to the Commoners of Stowood are:
to the town of Marston90 acres
to the towns of Weeke [Wick], Wood Eaton, Islip, Beckley, Elsfield and Noke 20 acres each120 acres
 210 acres
These proportions being allowed, there remains to be improved for his Majesty's benefit 421 acres valued at 92l. 12s. 0d. per an. whereof allowing said Tirrell one-third as above there remains 61l. 14s. 8d.
The lessee is to covenant to procure a decree at his own cost for settling the said proportions to the said Commoners and for discharge of their interest whereby the rest of the premises may be enclosed and improved.
[? April 3.]Warrant from Treasurer Southampton [to the King's Remembrancer] for a Commission to Sir Robert Slingsby, bart., Francis Burghill, esq., Robert Reading, gent., John Troute, mayor of Faversham, Robert Waters, esq., John Jeston, esq., Thomas Lewis, gent., and John Blunt, gent., to enquire of all such lands, tenements and hereditaments in the counties of Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, and London as Daniel Judde has possessed himself of, being lands concealed from the Crown, and the bounds, tenancies and values thereof.Stowe MS. 498, pp. 76–7.
April 3.Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant, during pleasure, to Thomas Lovell, esq., of the office of bailiff or collector of the rents of the late Priory of Thickhed, Yeddingham, Handale et al. in the county of Yorks and city of York; and of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents of the late monastery of Kirkstall and Bolton in the said county and city; and of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents of the late cell of St. Martins, near Richmond, co. Yorks.Ibid, p. 77.
Prefixing: particular of said offices.
April 5.Same from same to the Surveyor of Crown Lands, the Clerk of the Pipe and the Auditors of the Exchequer to make forthwith true certificates of all the King's manors, castles, forests, chaces, parks, lands, liberties, rents and revenues in charge before them respectively "to the end his Majesty may receive a perfect accompt of his revenues as well within the survey of the Exchequer as of his Duchy of Lancaster." You are to set out what part is in the Queen's jointure and the fees, pensions and other allowances issuing out of any the premises and to whom and for what cause, with your advice how same may be best managed, preserved and improved.Ibid, p. 78.
Same from same to Francis, Lord Seymour, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, for the like certificate as above from the Auditors of the Duchy.Ibid.
April 3.Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant during pleasure to Thomas Pierson (Peirson) of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents of the late monastery of Gisburn, co. Yorks; and of the office of bailiff and collector of the revenues of divers late colleges, chantries and the like in the East Riding, co. Yorks; and of bailiff and collector of the revenues of the manor of Thwing, co. Yorks, parcel of the possessions of Thomas Heneage on an exchange.Ibid, p. 79.
April 5.Treasurer Southampton to Dr. Hide, Judge of the Admiralty. I am informed of a cause lately before you concerning a seizure of some Campechy wood claimed by Dr. Elbow et al. in the Admiralty Court. I believe it belongs to one Moreleis, a Spaniard, who uses the other's name as a covert. I wish you to consider what the King's Advocate has to say as to same. "For though I desire nothing more than that every man have justice and that I have no cause to fear but you will be likewise careful of the King's Majesty's concern, yet I should be glad this business were thoroughly examined that the merchants may have a definite sentence and such a one as there may be no reason to appeal from if their case bear it; or that the King be not put to a new suit if the fraud may at present be discovered for [so] as my interposition goes no further than to recommend the care of it."Ibid, p. 80.
April 8.Reference from Treasurer Southampton to the Commissioners and other officers of the Duke of York of the petition of Edward Clarke for a lease of a farm called Norton's Farm, part of Nicholas Love's estate now forfeit to the King.Stowe MS. 498, p. 80.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Francis Ludlowe, groom of the poultry, for a grant of the fourth part of the toll of port of Lynn. The Attorney General is to report what progress was made by petitioner in asserting the King's right to the said toll.Ibid, p. 81.
[?]Same from same to same of the petition of Angelo Stoner and William Gore of the Inner Temple for a grant for a term of years of all goods and chattels of felons convict and fugitives wheresoever found and likewise all their freehold land and the issues thereof; in consideration whereof petitioners will take on them the charge of finding out the same: said petition being referred from the King Jan. 29 last.Ibid.
[?]Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Phillip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, praying that in case Clarendon Park be continued a park as formerly he may have a grant of a fifth part of the land thereof which petitioner and his tenants now enjoy in lieu and compensation of a former estate which petitioner had therein. Hereon Treasurer Southampton notes "Mr. Surveyor General. You know that these lands are designed to make up part of the value of the Duke of Albemarle's particular."Ibid.
April 8.Same from same to same of the petition of Richard Gower, citizen and grocer of London, being recommended to Treasurer Southampton by the Commissioners for Sales [of Crown and Church Lands] Jan. 16 last concerning three small sheds situate in the New Palace Yard, Westminster, adjoining the Dogg Tavern and purchased by him; being part of the King's possessions.Ibid, p. 82.
[?]Same from same to same of the petition of Nathaniell Moyle, gent., being recommended as above April 4 inst. concerning his father's pretended purchase of the reversion of the manor of Treloya, co. Cornwall, parcel of the possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid.
[?]Same from same to same of the petition of Benedict Scott, being recommended as above Mar. 20 last, concerning the pretended purchase of several manors and lands belonging to the King, viz. the manors of Grafton and Hartwell, co. Northampton, of Wingham, co. Kent, and Stoke Bruern, co. Northampton, by John Urlin of London, draper, and by him mortgaged to petitioner; also concerning petitioner's purchase of the manor of Shoreham, co. Kent, being likewise parcel of the Crown lands.Ibid.
April 8.Same from same to same of the petition of Nicholas Copley and Thomas Marsh, gent., for a lease for 31 years of a water mill and a rood of ground at Dunmow in Essex.Ibid, p. 83.
April 8.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Auditor Sir Joseph Seymour for a particular of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents and revenues of the Marquess Fee and Richmond Fee, parcel of the Barony of Kendal, co. Westmorland.Stowe MS. 498, p. 83.
Same from same to Auditor William Gwynn for a particular of the office of collector of the chantries in the parts of Lindsey and the rents belonging to the late Priory of Axholme, co. Lincoln, and of the office of collector of the rents belonging to divers late chantries in the town and county of Nottingham, the late Priories of Ferry [Felley], Blyth, Welbeck, Thurgarton, Beval [Beauvale], Worksop, Mattersey, and Newstead in co. Notts.Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Christopher Breary of the 3½ acres of meadow called Bury Auge in Middlethorpe, in the county of the city of York, and of the tenement, croft and six acres in Dringhouses, near said city and in co. Yorks, all being part of the possessions of the late monastery of Pontefract. The lease to be for 31 years at a fine of 30l. and under the old rent of 26s. and 3l. de incremento.Ibid, pp. 84–5.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the premises. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 30 last thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The premises were sold by the late pretended powers, being then described as the toft [in Dringhouses] with a garth and of two roods extent and now in the tenure of Thomas Dunington: the meadow, containing 3 acres 2 roods in Middlethorpe Inges and Pukwell bounded by the lands of Christopher Brery on the south, the lands of Robert Beanes on the north, the river Ouse on the east; the piece of arable land of 1 acre in Middlethorpe Fields in a flat there commonly called Hungerhill, bounded on every hand by said Brery's lands; a close of 2 acres adjoining the said Brery's Twelve Acres Close lying in a flat called Street Flat; a piece of arable land in Dringhouses Westfields, near the Inge gate there; a piece of arable land of 1 acre 2 roods in Dringhouses Northfield, one acre whereof lies in Larsuks Flat, bounded by the lands of _ Bateman on the west, the moor on the south and Sir George Whitmore's lands on the north; the other half acre lying in Blackridge Flat, adjoining the Moor.
Treasurer Southampton's decision on Griffith Bowen's petition for a lease of a watermill in co. Pembroke, purchased by him. "I understand Mougham hath not bin constant in his service to the King. If the purchaser therefore will take it at the old rent I agree it."Ibid, p. 86.
Prefixing: report to the Lord Treasurer from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands dated Mar. 28 on said Bowen's petition. Petitioner purchased the mill and rents [from the late usurped powers] and is willing to surrender the rents and is therefore recommended [by the Commissioners for Sale of Crown and Church Lands] to your lordship for a lease of the mill. Mr. Owen, York Herald, also prays a lease of the mill; as does also Henry Maugham, who seems agreed with Mr. Owen.
April 8.Reference from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Carleton for the place of Collector and Receiver of Tunnage and Poundage at Carlisle now possessed by Capt. Aplegarth, a notorious rebel to the King; the petitioner being an old and faithful servant to the late King.Stowe MS. 498, p. 86.
Warrant for same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Loupe of the meadow and pasture lands called Whitwell in the parish of Holy Trinity, Dorchester, co. Dorset, and of the fishing of Fordington, co. Dorset: at a fine of 60l. for the first parcel and under the old rent of 43s. 4d. and 3l. 16s. 8d. de incremento; and at a rent of 20s. without fine for the second parcel.Ibid, pp. 87–8.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the premises. (b) Ratal dated April 1 thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
[?]Reference from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Thomas Peniston for a grant of an estate to the value of 400l. per an. (if he can discover a concealed estate to that value) as in respect of his great sufferings and losses.Ibid, p. 88.
April 8.Same from same to same of the petition of John Strode, bailiff and receiver of Crown rents for the manor of Ryme Intrinsica, co. Dorset, praying a further time in a copyhold tenement and cottage in said manor and likewise of two other small tenements adjacent, late in the possession of Henry Haim [? Harris] and Geo. Harris.Ibid.
Warrant from same to same to give order to the steward of the manor of Tregamere, co. Cornwall, to grant estates by copy of the premises as below to William Arundell, gent.Ibid, p. 89.
Prefixing: report dated Mar. 25 from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to the Lord Treasurer on said Arundell's petition. The first tenement, in the said manor of Tregamere is returned at 31 acres in the late Parliamentary survey, the old rent 20s. and the value 15l. 9s. 0d. per an. upon improvement. I advise a fine of 40l. for extension of lease at the old rent and 4l. per an. de incremento.
The second tenement in the same manor consists of 20 acres, the old rent 10s. 10d., the improved value 12l.: by Norden's survey was found to be only 13 acres 3 roods worth 7l. 6s. 0d. per an. I advise a fine of 42l. for a redemption for two lives after Honnor Trekene, who is 70 years old. The last tenement, in the same manor, is returned in the late Parliamentary survey at 20 acres, the old rent 10s. 10d. and the improved value at 9l. 6s. 0d. I advise a fine of 10l. for one life in redemption at the old rent and 50s. de incremento. The steward of the manor of Tregamere may be ordered to grant the estates by copy.
Same from same to same for a constat of the premises as follow with a view to a lease thereof to Edmond Phillips, gent., on behalf of his sister Hooper.Ibid, p. 90.
Prefixing: report ut supra, dated Mar. 16. The tenement petitioned for was granted in 1627 to William Hooper for three lives and is now in hand. By Norden's survey it is certified to be worth 15l. per an. and by the late Parliamentary survey at 13l. per an. It may be granted at the old rent of 16s. 2d. and 6l. de incremento (as the moiety of the improved value) and fine of 80l. Petitioners pray some deduction therefrom because one of the lives in the last lease was slain in the late King's service. If properly certified "I believe your Lordship will please to make some allowance" for same out of the fine.
April 8.Reference from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of George Bland and George Goleborne, executors to George Hooke, tenants of the Honor of Grafton for a lease in reversion of a lease granted to Francis Butler and purchased by them from him.Stowe MS. 498, p. 90.
April 4.Same from same to the officers and Commissioners of the Duke of York of the petition of Rich. Moore, Isaack Allen, Rich. Wolloston, John Feilder and Edward Clarke, praying that the estate of Nicholas Love may be sold and they be paid [thereout] the several sums of money by them lent to him.Ibid, p. 91.
April 8.Warrant from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Chislett of the coal mine in Alfreton, co. Derby, formerly in the tenure of William Bolles: the lease to be for 31 years at 4l. per an. rent payable to the Receiver of Crown revenues for co. Derby, and without the former allowance of wood and timber.Ibid.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the premises. (b) Ratal dated April 1 thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The allowance of wood or timber would not agree with the Lord Treasurer's instructions, as it may amount to more in value than the rent is worth.
Same from same to same for a lease to Francis Buller of the meadow or pasture and buildings thereon lying in the precinct of the late disparked park of Kerrybullock, co. Cornwall, parcel of the manor of Stoke-Climsland; and of the parcel of underwood growing on the farm ground called Kerribullock Park: the lease to be for one life in reversion of John Buller and Anthony Buller at a fine of 20l. and under the old rent of 8l. 2s. 0d. and 12l. per an. de incremento, payable to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid, p. 92.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particulars of the premises. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 18 by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of said particular. The premises are not worth above 40l. per an. at present. This is one of those parcels that have been desired for Mr. Seymour on the King's warrant to the Lord Treasurer, "and he hath my warrant for a particular thereof, but this being the present tenant, a gentleman of great worth, I think your lordship will not grant it from him."
Reference from same to the Attorney General of the petition of Angelo Stoner and William Gore, of the Inner Temple, London, for a grant, for a term of years under a rent, of the goods and chattels and freehold lands etc. of felons convict and fugitives; all which belong to the King.Ibid, p. 93.
April 10.Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a certificate of the rents due to the King for the year ended Lady day last for the farm of the subsidy and aulnage of the old and new draperies; and what defalcations are to be made thereout to the trustees of the Duke of Richmond and Lennox.Stowe MS. 498, p. 93.
Reference from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Robert Gibbon, late Colonel of a Regiment, praying a grant of certain manors and lands in co. Kent, purchased by him from the late usurped powers. The referee is to consider whether the lands in question be not of that kind "which his Majesty by my instructions hath ordered not to be leased to any."Ibid.
Warrant from same to the Attorney General (struck through and altered to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands) for a lease to Lady Moore of a parcel of land and woodland containing 40 acres in the manor of Maydencote, co. Berks: the lease to be for 31 years at a fine of 10l. and under the old rent of 6l. 11s. 8d. and 24s. per an. for the coppice wood.Ibid, pp. 94–5.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the premises. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 22 thereof by the Surveyor General. The late Parliamentary survey found the premises to be rented at 6l. 11s. 8d. for the land and 24s. for the coppice, which contains 4½ acres, and the improved value thereof 4l. 14s. 4d., "which I am informed is more than the true value thereof."
April 8.Same from same to the Attorney General to revoke the order of Mar. 4 last ut infra and to restore William Satterthwayte to the possession of a parcel of lands in Sussex and Middlesex on his giving security to the Exchequer Court to be answerable for the same and for the profits of the wood.Ibid, p. 95.
Prefixing: report from the Attorney General and Surveyor General on said Satterthwayte's petition. In a former report I conceived the King might permit Mr. Apsley, the mortgagor, to return the lands. But on a second reference I find that Mr. Apsley's interest arises by a decree in Chancery of 1659, April 25, and the debt due to Downes has been paid him 1659–60, Jan. 10, "all which Apsley had concealed from me." We think the order of Mar. 4 is fit to be revoked and the petitioner restored ut supra.
April 11.Reference from same to the officers [and Commissioners] of the Duke of York of the petition of Mary Holyland, widow, late wife of Col. Hercules, praying a grant of certain leasehold lands and tenements in Fulham belonging to Harvey, one of the traitors: on a reference from the King dated Mar. 5 last.Ibid, p. 96.
April 10.Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Katherin Kemp, widow, for a lease of several messuages and tenements with some small parcel of land thereto belonging in Hailsham, co. Sussex, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall: on a reference from the King dated Feb. 25 last.Ibid.
[?]Same from same to same of the petition of William Johnson for a lease of the manor of Wyberton in Holland, co. Lincoln: on a reference from the King dated Feb. 19 last.Ibid.
[? April 10.]Reference from Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General of the petition of Lieut.-Col. Wigmore and Major Oliver Hardwick for a lease of a parcel of land called Cannop within the Forest of Dean in co. Gloucester, worth 100l. per an. and formerly belonging to the Crown, but granted out of the Crown by the late King contrary to any advice and lately purchased for the benefit of the said forest by Oliver Cromwell: as by a reference thereof from the King dated Aug. 9 last. "The lands petitioned for I [Treasurer Southampton] understand are already in fee from the Crown to Sir Robert Banister, who left them to the Lord Maynard's son. Whether any deed or surrender of the Lord Maynard's can again entitle the King Mr. Attorney General is most proper to consider."Stowe MS. 498, p. 97.
Prefixing: report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to Treasurer Southampton on said petition. "I cannot advise the making of any lease or grant thereof in case his Majesty shall think fit to keep the said forest and make it a nursery for timber, wood and iron as I have long advised his late Majesty, as I do now your Lordship."
[?]Warrant from same to Tho. Warner, esq., serjeant-at-arms attending the Lord Treasurer or to his deputy, Michael Baker, junr., to attach the persons of the divers sheriffs, mayors and bailiffs of liberties (or their heirs in case of decease) who have neglected to pass and finish their accompts in the Exchequer as they ought, although they have formerly had days of respite for the same by the favour of said Court, as is certified by the Clerk of the Pipe.Ibid.
April 10.Same from same to the several Auditors of the Exchequer to give notice to all the Receivers of Crown Lands within your respective audits that at their next receipt of the rents due at Lady day last they also demand the rents due at Michaelmas last which are not pardoned by the Act of Oblivion and to certify the refusers; Treasurer Southampton being informed that many of the fee farm rents, Tenths and other rents due at the said Michaelmas last are detained by the tenants under colour of some warrants directing them to pay the same to certain purchasers upon accompt "which they have refused to do, by reason whereof the said rents are neither paid to his Majesty's Receiver nor to the purchaser."Ibid, p. 98.
April 13.Reference from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Pearce Edgcombe for a grant for three lives of the weir of Calstock, co. Cornwall, at a fine of 200l. according to a contract with the Commissioners for the revenue of the Duchy [of Cornwall].Ibid.
April 19.Same to Sir Richard Prideaux [Surveyor General of the Duchy of Cornwall] of the petition of Ambrose Way, Roger Zeager, Robert Diffey, Clement Elswood, William White, Richard White, Christopher Parkes, Robert Bunn, Nicholas Winsor, senr., Nich. Winsor, junr., Peter Cooke, Robert Winsor, James Reepe, John Collins, Phillip Clemens and Ann Spratt, praying a grant for three lives of several cottages with gardens etc. built upon the [King's] waste within the manor of Fordington, co. Dorset. Hereon said Prideaux is to report whether the said cottages be fit to be continued.Ibid, p. 99.
[?April 19.]Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Mary Graves, petitioner setting forth her services to the late and present King particularly in sending Francis Yates to conduct his Majesty out of Worcester for which service he was afterwards hanged, her losses and sufferings being to the value of 30,000l.: therefore praying a fourth part out of discoveries.Stowe MS. 498, p. 99.
Hereon Treasurer Southampton reports. The petitioner's service is best known to your Majesty and if it were useful to your Majesty in that time of distress will never be undervalued by me, and her relief of Yates family who suffered by the rebels for his loyalty was too good a work for her to be a looser by. They may be rewarded by some moderate sum. "But for the pretence of the other losses, amounting to 30,000l., it is a calculation that if every man's account were justly brought in upon the injustices and violences of those times would not be repaired by the Crown's revenue in many ages: and therefore the example [is] to be avoided."
April 11.Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, enclosing the King's order for a provision of lands of 4,000l. per an. for the Earl of Sandwich. Certify me the state of the Crown [land] revenue from the return of those warrants already sent forth to the Auditors; and also the particulars of the lands fit to be granted.Ibid, p. 100.
April 19.Reference from same to the Attorney General of the petition of Sir Bernard Gascoign, kt., setting forth that in 1649 the King granted him a pension of 1,000l. per an. of which he has not received anything: therefore praying a confirmation of his said pension and a liberty to sue for the concealed rents and profits of several rectories, tithes and chantry lands granted by Queen Elizabeth to Robert, Earl of Essex, under the rent of 300l. per an. as to which petitioner is informed that the grant may be void and the premises reverted to the Crown. In case petitioner recover the lands he will relinquish the pension. "Petitioner has deserved so well of his late and present Majesty" that I [the Lord Treasurer] would have him lose neither time nor money in solicitation.Ibid.
April 20.Order from same to the steward of the Court [of the manor of Fordington, co. Dorset] to admit the petitioners ut supra, pp. 1558–9, as tenants upon the following rates.Ibid, pp. 100–1.
Prefixing: certificate to Treasurer Southampton from Sir Richard Prideaux on the petition of Ambrose Way et al. ut ibid. The cottages are fit to be continued because lately erected by such for whom the parish must otherwise have provided hereafter: nine of them in the possession of Robert Diffey, Robert Bunn, Nicholas Winsor, senr., Nicholas Winsor, junr., Peter Cooke, Robert Winsor, James Reepe, Jo. Collins and Ambrose Way have small gardens not exceeding 40 feet in length and breadth. I consider a yearly rent of 3s. 4d. for each [of these nine] cottage is reasonable and 2s. per an. for the others being houses only.
April 26.Entry of Treasurer Southampton's signature of the docquet of a demise to Henry Hill of a tenement in Over Treveria, co. Cornwall, and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall: viz., for 31 years at a rent of 28s. 6d. per an. and 7l. per an. de incremento, and fine of 80l.Stowe MS. 498, p. 101.
[?]The like of the docquet of a demise to Edmund Wigley of a messuage or house near the gate called the Lyons Gate, adjoining the wall of the Tower of London: viz. for 31 years at a rent of 100s. per an. and fine of 100s.Ibid.
April 26.The like of the docquet of a demise to Warwick Hele of divers tenements, mills and lands parcel of the manor of Treverbyn Courtney, and of the Duchy of Cornwall, viz. for 31 years at the total rent of 12l. 1s. 0d. per an. and several fines of 100l., 13l. 2s. 8d. and 16l. which several fines are to be remitted and freely granted to said Hele.Ibid.
Appending: certificate, dated Mar. 12 last, by Tho. Hall, in the absence of the King's Remembrancer, that said Hele has put in security for payment of the rent etc.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents etc. of divers manors, lands etc. in co. Yorks, parcel of the possessions of the late priories of Stainfield, Louth Park, Thornholme etc. in co. Lincoln, to Roger Nott, during pleasure, and with the fee of 6l. per an.Ibid, p. 102.
Same from same to [Auditor] Sir Edmund Sawyer and Auditor Phelipps to take the accounts of all Treasurers, Receivers, Farmers and Collectors of any moneys of the late revenue invested in Sir John Thorowgood et al. late Trustees for the Maintenance of Ministers, which [moneys] are excepted to his Majesty by the late Act of Indemnity.Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Farrington of the common oven of Macclesfield, co. Chester, and of the house at the end of said oven, he being the present tenant of the premises which are parcel of the manor of Macclesfield and formerly parcel of the possessions of the Earl of Chester and demised by the Commissioners of the Revenue 1627, April 6, to James Elliot and William Loving for 31 years in reversion of a 40 year term granted to Thomas Stapleton by Queen Elizabeth 1594–5, Feb. 17. The present lease to be for 26 years in reversion of the term in being on a fine of 10l. and under the old rent of 8s. per an. and 40s. per an. de incremento.Ibid, pp. 102–3
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the premises. (b) Ratal dated April 8 thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The improved value of the premises according to the tenant is but 5l. per an., although it is certified by the late Parliament's survey to be 7l. per an., "but being only the privilege of a common oven," I think it reasonable to grant a lease on terms as above.
[? April 26]Entry of Treasurer Southampton's signature of the docquet of a demise to Gregory Alford, gent., John Coryton, esq. and Edward Keling, gent., of divers woods and woodlands in the parish of Bal[ton]sborough and Glastonbury, co. Somerset: for 31 years from the [time of the lessees'] recovery thereof and at the rent of 20l. per an. from such recovery.Stowe MS. 498, p. 103.
April 30.Warrant from same to the Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas and all others concerned to stay proceedings upon the fine as in the following petition: and further, with the Lord Chief Baron, Attorney General and Surveyor General to call before them said petitioners and those other persons that are discovering and making good his Majesty's title to the lands mentioned in the petition "that so as I [the Lord Treasurer] may give no discouragement to such persons as serve his Majesty in this kind so I may likewise unnecessarily or vexatiously not disturb any of his Majesty's subjects in their possessions, this question having fallen upon many persons of great worth and loyalty. And I pray them further to consider of such a way for the future as may obviate both the said inconveniences, and particularly whether it may not be fit to renew the commission for defective titles limiting every man to make discovery of his own defect of title within one year, and in the meantime to suspend grants upon discovery which may otherwise be numerous in regard of encroachments, buildings etc. on the King's soil."Ibid, p. 104.
Prefixing: petition of Henry, Earl of Monmouth; Robert, Lord Bruce; Coniers, Lord Darcy; Charles Lord St. John; Sir Thomas Wharton, James Darcy, Sir Christopher Wyvell, Robert Wyvell and Rich. Brethwaite on behalf of themselves and other noblemen and gentry of co. Yorks, shewing that they and their ancestors have long enjoyed the manors of Brighton, Kirklevinton, Gembling and other manors and lands in co. Yorks; that upon some misinformation lately given the King has suffered a fine of the said manors to entitle the Crown to the same and has thereupon granted a lease to William Stanley, esq., Sir Jo. Monson and Dr. Wilkinson: therefore pray for said fine to be stayed that it pass not till further examination: the said petition being referred April 29 inst. to Treasurer Southampton from the King with orders to stop the proceedings upon the said fine meantime.
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Feb 15.
Same from same to the Receiver General of Crown Lands for several constats for the Lord Mayor of London, the Company of Merchant Taylors and the Company of Woodmongers of the barge houses erected by them upon parcel of the King's manor of Kennington in order to leases thereof to them respectively.Ibid, p. 105.
April 30.Treasurer Southampton to [? the Mayor of Lichfield]. It hath been usual that my predecessors in the charge I bear among you at Lichfield have been gratified in the election of a burgess to Parliament and I have shown by two letters how kindly I should receive the continuance of that respect for my kinsman and friend, Sir Henry Vernon. To deal plainly with you I understand you endeavour to obstruct the good inclinations of the most valuable and sober persons by the interposition of the numerous. I am not easy of belief and address this to you to prevent it: "and therefore expecting your furtherance of my desire, the more earnestly that I may have occasion to show myself your very loving friend."Ibid.
April 30.Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General to pursue the royal warrant as follows.Stowe MS. 498, p. 106.
Prefixing: said royal warrant dated April 9 inst. for a full and legal discharge to be given to the East India Company for 700l. of the forfeited estate of John Barksted, which was formerly paid in by the said Barksted as his part of the General East India stock "for that we have already received the said sum from the said Company to our content."
Order by Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Roger Capell, esq., and Benjamin Harrington, gent., executors of William Capell, deceased, petitioners praying their preference to the farm of Widcombe, co. Somerset, upon an order of the Commissioners for Sales [of Crown and Church Lands]. Hereon Treasurer Southampton orders as follows. "It concerns not the purchasers to meddle with the fine, for that must be guided by his Majesty's own bounty. But as to the lease itself I have received a reference from his Majesty to prefer the Widow Tomlinson before the purchasers. Nevertheless [before] I ordered anything therein I addressed her to the honourable Commissioners for Sales to attempt the reversal of their recommendation of the purchasers and thither they may return likewise."Ibid, pp. 106–7.
Prefixing: (a) report dated Mar. 7 last to the Lord Treasurer from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on said petition. The farm of Widcombe was granted by the late King as Prince to John Allen for three lives: he purchased the inheritance thereof under the late pretended Parliament for about 500l. in the names of Nash and Bateman, who afterwards conveyed it to him and he conveyed to William Capell, deceased, for 500 years in mortgage for 300l. Both Allen and Capell are dead and the lease is expired. Petitioners are recommended for a lease. I have rated the particular of the premises upon their petition and also made two other ratals, one for a poor widow, who is recommended to your Lordship, the other for Capt. Weyks. (b) A second report, dated April 10, to same from same. As the [abovesaid] purchasers are recommended to your Lordship by the Commissioners of Sales, Mris. Tomlinson must either get that order reversed or agree with them. They are willing she should have the fine if they may proceed with the lease, to which they have a just pretence.
[?]Reference from same to the Attorney General of the petition of Samuell Bispham, Dr. in Phisick, setting forth his services to the late King and praying a grant of the 596l. which shall grow due to the King from the tenants and copyholders in the soke of Wirksworth, co. Derby, upon the King's giving royal assent to a bill in Parliament for the confirmation and establishment of their copyhold tenures in pursuance of a decree of confirmation made by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the counsel of the Court in 18 James I.; also praying for a grant of the arrears due to the King out of the revenue of the Wine Office since the last acquittances; the said petition being referred to Treasurer Southampton from the King Mar. 16 last.Ibid, p. 107.
Hereon the Attorney General is to report whether the premises are not a part of that which Dr. Clayton has the King's warrant for.
April 30.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to Thomas Ewster of the office of bailiff of the lands and possessions called Richmond Lands, co. Westmorland, parcel of the possessions of William, late Marquess of Winchester, and formerly parcel of the said Richmond lands: and likewise of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents of part of the Barony of Kendal called the Marquess Fee, being parcel of the possessions as above.Stowe MS. 498, p. 108.
Prefixing: particular [extracted from the books of the Auditor] of the said offices.
Richmond Lands.
l.s.d.
rents and revenues except casualties2371610¾
fee of Edward Bolton, gent., bailiff and collector thereof6134
Marquess Fee.
rents and revenues except casualties152183
fee of Richard Lowther, gent., bailiff and collector thereof6134
[?]Order by same upon the petition of William Watson on a reference from the King of Dec. 31 last, petitioner shewing that he was possessed of a house and land of good value standing at Frogg Gate at Worcester and for his loyalty was deprived of his estate there. Therefore prays a grant of two small cottages at Hide Park Corner, which are void and in the King's gift.Ibid, p. 109.
Hereon Treasurer Southampton recommends the petitioner to the Churchwardens and parishioners of St. Martins in the Fields to be settled in the said cottages.
Prefixing: report to the Lord Treasurer from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. I see no cause why you should not admit this poor petitioner to the benefit of the said cottages for life without rent with the consent of the parishioners of St. Martins, who, I presume, will not refuse your direction therein.