Appendix I
May 1661

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'Appendix I: May 1661', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1563-1577. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83952 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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May 1661

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
May 1.Reference from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Charles, Earl of Carlisle, petitioner shewing that by patent of 1611, July 30, James I. granted to Francis, late Earl of Cumberland, and Henry, Lord Clifford, all the manor and castle of Carlisle, co. Cumberland, with all the lands etc. thereto, for 60 years at the rent of 50l. per an.: that the premises are since come by mesme conveyance to Dorothy Culcheth, widow, who is possessed thereof in trust for petitioner: also that in 1657 petitioner purchased the [Crown's right of] reversion "at the third hand, for both which he paid 2,050l.": that since the Restoration petitioner took a reversionary lease of the premises from the Queen [Mother], the premises being [part of] her jointure and paid 200l. for same. Thereupon prays the [Crown's right of] reversion of the premises in fee farm under the rent of 50l. per an.Ibid, pp. 109–10.
May 4.Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to the Mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Clifton, Dartmouth Hardness (for 99 years terminable on two lives to be named by them in reversion after the life of Robert Jago) of the farm of the office of water bailiff or bailiff of the said town and of the port of the liberty and precinct thereof and of all the rights and profits granted to the said Mayor etc. by the patent of Charles I. 1625–6, Mar. 4, for 99 years terminable on the lives of John Plumleigh, son of William Plumleigh, senr., John Mathew, son of Roger Mathew and Robert Jago, son of Paschasius Jago at a rent of 14l. 13s. 4d. per an. The present grant is to be under the rent of 20l. per an. and fine of 80l. payable to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid, p. 110.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the farm of said office. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 11 by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands thereof. The premises were found by the late Parliamentary survey to be worth 6l. 2s. 8d. per an. above the rent of 14l. 13s. 4d. It appears by the Auditor's memorandum that a fine of 80l. was paid on renewal in 1625. I cannot conceive the premises to be worth less than 20l. per an. above the rent and therefore advise a fine of 80l. The lease is to be enrolled before the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, so that the rent may be put in charge before the Receiver General thereof.
May 4.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Pearse Edgcombe of the weir of Kalstock alias Calistock in co. Devon or Cornwall, and of all that stream or water of Tamar or Tamir and of all that piscary and several fishing in the said weir and water, all parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall and formerly demised to John Connock esq. by indenture of the late King as Prince dated 1621, May 2, for 99 years terminable on the lives of John Connock, junr., Nicholas Connock and Jan Hunkin, afterwards the wife of Leonard Loveis, at the rents of 10l. and 26l. 4d. [26s. 8d.].Stowe MS. 498, pp. 111–2.
The present lease is to be for 99 years terminable on the lives of said Pearse Edgcombe and of his son Sir Richard Edgcombe, Kt. of the Bath, and of Winifrid daughter of said Peers and now wife of Tho. Coventry, esq.: at rents of 10l. for the weir and fishing of Tamar, and 4s. per an. for Penyocke weir [both these rents to be] payable to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall and 26s. 8d. per an. payable to the Receiver of Crown Revenues for co. Cornwall.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises made out by William Harbord, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. The premises were granted in fee farm to Edward Newporte and John Carington and their heirs for ever by patent of King James 1606, Dec. 22, and by means conveyances came to said John Connock, who surrendered all his title therein to the late King as Prince and in return therefor obtained the lease as above. By an order made at his Majesty's [Cornwall Duchy] Commission House in Fleet Street, London, 1641, Dec. 1 (there being then present Visct. Lumley, Sir David Cunningham, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Thomas Fotherley, the Attorney General and Solicitor General and their clerk, Thomas Maior, gent.) [it was decreed] that the interest of said lease is, by purchase, come to said Pears Edgcomb, who compounded with said Board for fresh lives and also for an estate of three lives in an ancient decayed weir called Penyocke weir in the manor of Landulph of the yearly rent of 4s. whereupon he was by the said Board granted a fresh lease for 99 years for the lives of himself, Richard his son and Winifrid his daughter. I do [not] find that said Penyock weir was ever in charge as parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall before the said composition. But it has been in charge ever since at said rent of 4s. (b) Ratal dated May 2 inst. by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of said particular.
May 9.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Edmund Sawyer, Richard Kinsman and John Phelipps, Auditors of Crown Revenues, to take the accompt of Sir John Winter of all things touching the contract and grant made to him by the late King of his [Majesty's] lands and woods in the forest of Dean, which contract and grant the said Wintour is content, for his Majesty's service, to surrender up upon reimbursement of the moneys he has advanced to the late King for the same, together with the damages and charges thereto incident.Stowe MS. 498, p. 113.
Same from same to same (in consequence of the surrender of said Sir John Wintour as above, whereupon the stock of iron, wood, coals and other necessaries for the use of the ironworks in said forest were in April, 1660, viewed and seized into the King's hands and have been since managed by persons thereto appointed on behalf of the King) to take the accounts of John Wade, John Roades, William Carpenter and all others who have been employed in and about the said ironworks and of the stock of iron, wood, coal and other necessaries as were found in April, 1660, and of all moneys then remaining in their hands or owing for same, and of the employment of said wood etc. what iron made thereof etc., what sold, what remains and in whose custody; what coal etc. then found has been since wasted or consumed and what the damage or loss thereby.Ibid, pp. 113–4.
May 8.Reference by same to Sir Jeffrey Palmer, Attorney General, and Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the royal warrant of the 7th inst. concerning the custody of the manor house and Great Park of Windsor pretended to be granted to Francis Young. You are to call for his patent and examine it.Ibid, p. 114.
Appending: copy of the said royal warrant to Treasurer Southampton to examine the pretences of said Young, who (upon pretence of a patent for the custody of said house and park surreptitiously and upon false pretences obtained from the late King when the said Young lived in the quarters [of] and adhered to the said King's enemies) has lately possessed himself of the said manor house there and taken upon him to forbid those who by the King's special grace are continued tenants there, to pay any rents but to himself. You are to enquire whether since the obtaining of said patent "said Young has not, before our Restoration, made use of other titles to the said park, declining his interest by the said grant by which he now claimeth."
Warrant from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a valuation of the capital messuage called Fox Hall in the manor of Kennington and parish of Lambeth, with the gardens, orchards, courts, yards and outlets therewith now enjoyed, as lately demised to Visct. Moore with other parts of the said manor by indenture dated Jan. 26 last: all with a view to an abatement out of the rent reserved in said lease, "and that a new lease may be accordingly granted of the residue of the lands therein contained."Ibid, p. 115.
May 9.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of the tenements as follow with a view to a lease thereof to George Glyn for three lives at the fine of 160l. and at the old rent of 48l. and 18l. de incremento.Stowe MS. 498, pp. 115–6.
Prefixing: (a) petition from said Glyn to the Commissioners for Sales [of Crown and Church Lands] shewing that at Michaelmas, 1655, he purchased of William Comby for 550l. two tenements called Tamerton Town parcel of the manor of Boyton in Cornwall, whereof he was possessed till 1657, Mar. 25, since which time he has disbursed 250l. in buildings and improvements whereby he is ruined, and therefore praying a lease thereof: said petition being referred by said Commissioners to the Lord Treasurer Jan. 31 last. (b) Report dated April 29 to the Lord Treasurer from Sir Richard Prideaux, Surveyor General of the Duchy of Cornwall. The facts are as stated, save as to the improvements, for on a late survey of the premises I find them much in decay both in houses and hedges. The tenements contain 130 acres, and are worth 42l. per an. clear. I advise a fine of 210l. for a lease for three lives at rents as above.
Reference from same to same of the petition of Richard Brereton ("having been a Captain under Lord John Byron and done and suffered much for his Majesty"), praying to be tenant for 60 years of divers tenements and some small parcels of land near Chester in the King's dispose and heretofore granted for term of years to one Gabriell Marsh by King James at 30l. 4s. 6d. and 23l. per an. the tenements and houses being burned and destroyed in the time of war which no man will undertake to rebuild without a grant of a long term: said petition being referred to the Lord Treasurer from the King by Dr. Mason April 2 last.Ibid, p. 116.
Warrant from same to same to grant the petition of John Hore as follows, if true.Ibid.
Prefixing: said petition showing that he purchased of William Rowland an estate for life in a tenement and two acres of copyhold land in the manor of Shippon, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster in co. Berks, of the yearly rent of 12d. which estate said Rowland surrendered to him: that he paid a fine and took a grant thereof in April, 1660, from Martin Wright, Alderman of Oxford, for three lives which he holds [to be] of no validity: therefore prays an order to the steward of the manor to grant an estate for the life of said Rowland.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Christopher Havergill of the tenement called the sign of King Henry situate in New Windsor and the pasture there with its appurtenances containing one acre, and two acres of meadow lying in Le Shuttes and formerly, in 14 James I., demised to Thomas Havergill for the lives of him, and of Christopher Havergill and Elizabeth Havergill.Ibid, p. 117.
The present lease to be to said Christopher for a new life in reversion after the lives of him and his sister Elizabeth and at a fine of 20l. and rents of 4l. 5s. 4d. and 10l. per an. de incremento during the new life.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the premises. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 16 last by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands thereof.
May 6.Reference from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Henry Hene, one of the Gentlemen of the King's Privy Chamber, for a grant in fee farm of such purprestures and inclosures as have been unlawfully made in the King's waste grounds in Windsor Forest; petitioner having expended several considerable sums of money [in the King's service]: said petition being referred from the King to the Lord Treasurer.Stowe MS. 498, p. 118.
May 13.Warrant from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Joseph Ash of the ferry on the Thames called Richmond Ferry as formerly demised to Edmund Cooke and Edward Sawyer for 40 years at a rent of 13s. 4d.: the present lease to be for 30 years from Lady day next at the old rent of 13s. 4d. and 3l. per an. de incremento and fine of 20l.Ibid.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular of the premises. (b) Ratal thereof [by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. Sir Joseph Aish is present tenant to the ferry and finds two boats, one for horses, one for carts, and his undertenant pays him 12l. per an. and complains that since the demolishing of Richmond House it is little worth above the charge of attendance and boats. The lessee should covenant to maintain the boats and ferry as formerly and to take the usual rates for passage and no more.
Same from same to the Attorney General for a great seal for a demise to Henry, Lord Moore, now Earl of Drogheda, of the residue of the lands and demesne of the manor of Kennington (excepting the capital messuage called Fauxhall with the appurtenances for the King's immediate use and service): all for 31 years at 50l. per an. rent: the King having by indenture of Jan. 26 last demised to the said Lord Moore the capital messuage of the said manor and several parcels of land of the demesne of said manor and also the said capital messuage called Fauxhall for 31 years at 150l. per an. rent with a proviso that the King may at any time during said term make use of the said Fauxhal for his own service, making the said Lord Moore proportional allowance therefor out of the rent: but the King being now pleased to take the said messuage of Fauxhall into his hands.Ibid, p. 119.
Treasurer Southampton to Lord Hawley, steward of the manor of Milton Falconbridge. By my warrant of Dec. 28 last the Surveyor General of Crown Lands ordered an estate to be granted to George Acton for three lives in a tenement in the parish of Martock in the manor of Milton Falconbridge, late in the possession of John Warr on a fine of 220l. and under the old rent and 20l. de incremento. He has paid said fine to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall. Upon a petition for an unnamed tenement in said manor which might have been [easily] discovered to be the above tenement you obtained my reference to the Surveyor General and my order for a grant thereon, and by virtue thereof you have, as steward, admitted yourself [as tenant] before your fine paid. I have prohibited the Receiver General to receive your fine and pray you to waive any further pretence, finding myself obliged to make good my first grant to Mr. Acton.Ibid, pp. 119–20.
[? May 13.]Reference from Treasurer Southampton to Auditors Sawyer and Phillips of the petition of James, Lord Ogilvy, for a grant of what arrears he can discover of assessments assessed on the city and county of York, bishopric of Durham and counties of Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland by the Earl of Newcastle in 1644, 1645 and 1646, "which was most collected but not paid out but fraudulently detained by collectors and chief constables and not paid according to the intention thereof": said petition being referred April 6 last from the King to the Lord Treasurer and the latter having already referred to said auditors a petition of John Cary touching the same moneys.Stowe MS. 498, p. 120.
May 14.Warrant from same to Auditor Phillips for a particular of the office of bailiff and collector of the King's rents due from his tenants of the manor of Hemel Hempstead, co. Herts; with a view to a fresh grant thereof.Ibid.
May 15.Order by Treasurer Southampton for Col. Alexander Standish, Capt. Francis Smith and James Smith, gent., to sue in the King's name for the bonds as follows, and for the officers of the Exchequer Court to assist them therein, allowing them a fourth part of what is recovered.Ibid, p. 121.
Prefixing: petition of said Standish, Smith and Smith shewing that Edward Aspinwall and Robert Massie, late Commissioners for Sequestrations in co. Lancs in 1655 and 1656, delivered to several persons several sums amounting to 800l. and took bonds for payment thereof into the Exchequer within two months, which bonds for 300l. thereof were taken in the names of said Aspinwall and Massie and for the residue in the name of Aspinwall only, who is since deceased. Petitioners have discovered in whose hands the bonds remain and hope to prove the moneys were never paid: therefore pray a grant of them with liberty to sue in the King's name.
Report from same to the King on the case of Lady Gorges' pension. Pensions granted by James I. and Charles I. out of the Customs are, in the opinion of the Attorney General, not [now] chargeable there. If the payment to her be revived on such pensions it must be by a new privy seal.Ibid.
Prefixing: report dated Feb. 26 last from the Attorney General to Treasurer Southampton on the said case. Upon perusal of the patent produced by the Earl of Newburgh on behalf of his mother, Lady Levingston, now Lady Gorges, I find that James I. granted 1620–1, Feb. 18, to John Levingston and Jane his wife, now Lady Gorges, an annuity of 500l. out of the Customs. She is entitled to the said annuity as the survivor if the old Customs will suffice to answer all payments charged upon them.
May 9.Reference by Treasurer Southampton to the Treasurer and officers of the Navy of the petition of Nicholas Pierson, shewing that in 1656 he undertook the making of a dry dock at Portsmouth for the building and fitting of six ships which will be advantageous to his Majesty in regard the harbour is the best; and the dock being two years since completely finished, being first bargained for a fourth rate and fifth rate ship, according to dimensions, but since by advice of officers enlarged for length, depth and breadth, whereby it has taken in a second rate and fourth rate ship together, which is looked up to be 1,000l. better than it should have been by contract; the whole work amounted to 2,607l. 19s. 0d. whereof petitioner received but 1,750l.: therefore prays damages for what he should have received and his many tedious journeys for what he did receive: said petition being referred from the King to the Lord Treasurer Jan. 29 last and the Earl of Sandwich having certified that said dock is of good and public use.Stowe MS. 498, p. 122.
May 13.Order from same to Mr. Robert Napper, Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, to forbear receiving any fine from Lord Hawley for the tenement in the parish of Martock in the manor of Milton Falconbridge ut supra, pp. 1567–8.Ibid.
May 15.Warrant from same to the Attorney General to pursue an order of the Commissioners for Sales [of Crown and Church Lands] of May 11 inst. for a privy seal to authorise the Auditors and Receivers [of Crown Revenues] to pay such moneys to the respective purchasers as shall be ordered by that Board.Ibid, p. 123.
April 19.Reference from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lycyanna Sanderson, daughter of Thomas Sanderson, setting forth that her parents had their mansion house in Gainsborough garrisoned by the late King's forces and afterwards burned and that they were plundered and sequestered: therefore prays a fresh lease of the manor of Kirton in Lindsey and other lands in Lincoln, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, as granted to her said father 1627–8, Jan. 24.Ibid.
May 8.Warrant from same to [Auditor] Sir Joseph Seymour for a particular [of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents] of the late monasteries or priories of Henwood, Stoneleigh, Erdsbury and Manstoke Trenham, the late Guild and College of Knowle, the Guild of Henley and Brailes and the College of Astley in co. Warwick.Ibid.
Reference from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Watkins for a lease of a small plot of ground 177 yards by 24 feet in the city of Westminster between St. James's Park wall on the West side and the common sewer on the east, "which runs through Long Ditch"; with two small tenements built thereon.Ibid, p. 124.
May 20.Order from same to the Auditor and the Receiver General [for co. Northampton] to continue Jonathan Welby as schoolmaster of the Grammar School in Fotheringhay in said county and to pay him the stipend of 20l. per an. as formerly if this 20l. be [found to be] settled upon said school by the Crown.Ibid.
Prefixing: (a) petition from said Welby shewing that said stipend is payable half yearly by the Receiver of the county; that in 1647 he [Welby] took the charge of the school upon request of the inhabitants and an order from the then powers, that for 10 years past the salary has been constantly paid him: therefore prays to be continued there with said salary. (b) Extract from the declaration of account of George Benyon, esq., Receiver General of said county 17 Car. I. showing that said stipend was then paid to Henry Bridges, schoolmaster there: together with certificate by William Chislet, deputy auditor [of said county] dated 1661, May 17, that said stipend had been constantly paid ever since the annexation of the Augmentation revenues in the Exchequer, and the last allowance thereof [in any Receiver's declared account] was in 17 Car. I.
May 21.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer, for a particular of the lands of Robert Reynes, esq., of _ co. Notts, as found by inquisition upon an outlawry at the suit of Richard Bradshaw, gent.Stowe MS. 498, p. 125.
Same from same to same for a particular of the lands of John Parry of _, in co. Carnarvon, upon an outlawry at the suit of Ellin Glynn.Ibid.
May 15.Same from same to same for a particular of the lands of Marmaduke Darrell, esq., of _, in co. Bucks, upon an outlawry at the suit of Sir Thomas Glemham and Henry Glemham, clerk.Ibid.
Same from same to same for a commission to the following, viz. _ Dowde, esq., Ralph Whitfeild, John Walter, Samuel Hoare, William Goodwin, Herbert Barrington, John Murden, Cornelius Trapps and Randolph Moulton, for an inquisition into concealments and encroachments on Crown wastes as follows.Ibid, pp. 125–7.
Prefixing: (a) petition to the King from Edward Proger, Groom of the Bedchamber, shewing that the late King granted to the Earl of Morton et al. a patent to enquire what cottages were erected on the King's waste; that said patent is expired and therefore praying the like grant: said petition being referred to the Attorney General 1660, Aug. 28, from the King. (b) Report dated 1660, Oct. 25, from the Attorney General to the King thereon. The Earl of Morton's patent appointed him Receiver of the penalties for the new erection of cottages contrary to the law of 31 Eliz. "but contains no grant of cottages upon your Majesty's soil." Petitioner desires a grant for term of years of all cottages built upon Crown wastes and common grounds. (c) Reference dated 1660, Nov. 14, from the King to the Lord Treasurer of said report. (d) Reference dated Feb. 9 last from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. You know what counties are already granted to Lady Peterborough and Lady Valentia etc. Grants of so large extent as is prayed for are not convenient. Limit it to some counties and report me thereon. (e) Report dated May 8 from said Surveyor General to Treasurer Southampton. A commission may be directed to enquire of all enclosures, cottages and other erections made on any of the King's wastes or commons not in charge [before the Auditors] in cos. Essex, Herts, Berks, Surrey and Wilts and a grant thereon may be made for 31 years at small rents and reasonable fines, the King to have a fourth part to his own use and petitioner the remainder; but the enquiry to be made within the next three years. (f) Articles of said Commission of inquiry, viz. (1) to find out all manors, lands, tenements, hereditaments, wastes and soils concealed from the King during the last 60 years and not pardoned by the late Act of Indemnity. (2) Who have held said manors etc. and who now hold same. (3) What enclosures, cottages, buildings and erections have been made thereon in said time and by whom; the value thereof and present holders thereof; and what timber is growing upon the premises.
May 18.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer, for a Commission to the following, viz. John Marden, John Turnor, John Walter, Thomas Fry, Richard White, Francis Towne, Robert Turner, John Gomersall, Samuel Hoare and Edward Hoare for a like inquiry as above within the counties of Suffolk, Huntingdon, Leicester and York.Stowe MS. 498, pp. 127–8.
Prefixing: (a) petition from Thomas Fry, shewing that he endeavoured the Restoration with hazard of life and estate and therefore praying a Commission for enquiry of erections and encroachments on [Crown] wastes and [of] concealments of Crown lands in said counties; said petition being referred Feb. 26 last from the King to the Lord Treasurer and by the latter [? Mar. 27 last, supra, p. 1547] to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (b) Report dated April 5 last from said Surveyor General to Treasurer Southampton thereon. I advise your Lordship to require from all the Auditors etc. certificates of all the [Crown land] revenue in charge that so you may resolve on a way for the best improvement thereof. Meantime a Commission may be granted to enquire of all cottages, erections and encroachments ut supra.
May 22.Same from same to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant to the Duke of Richmond and Lennox of the waste and oosy ground etc. ut infra, reserving to the King a fourth part of what shall be embanked and enclosed thereof.Ibid, pp. 128–9.
Prefixing: (a) constat of the premises, being certain parcels of waste and oosy ground at the mouth of Poole harbour, co. Dorset, with two necks of land, one called the Cales, the other called South Haven, with various other parcels of marsh there. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 6 by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands thereof. The premises are found by inquisition taken at Thickfurses alias Hickfords, near Poole, 1637, Oct. 31, before Edward Cox, esq., escheator of the said county, Giles Greene et al. They are thereby found to be oosy ground lying under the high water mark. and not embanked. I am of opinion that many parts thereof are not imbankable nor defensible against the sea. The lease to be void for such parts as the lessee shall not imbank within five years.
[?]Same from same to [Auditor] Sir Joseph Seymour for a particular of the office of collector of the rents of the late priory of Launde and the chantries in co. Leicester, the late priories of Belver [Belvoir], Cattly, Haverholme and Hevening in co. Leicester [Lincoln] and Repton in co. Derby: which [office] is petitioned for by William Greene.Ibid, p. 129.
May 23.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to permit Sir Thomas Armstrong, kt., Captain of a Troop of Horse in the Army in Ireland, to transport into Ireland six stone horses and geldings for his Majesty's service there.Stowe MS. 498, p. 130.
May 22.Same from same to Jervas Bennett, esq., to deliver to John Dickins, esq., all the books, accompts and papers in your custody concerning the granting of licences for selling of wines by retail in the late times of usurpation. I understand there are several utensils which you are desired likewise may be delivered.Ibid.
Same from same to Sir Richard Prideaux [Surveyor General of the Duchy of Cornwall] for a constat and ratal of the Barton of Bradridge, part of the manor of Boyton, co. Cornwall, and of the Duchy of Cornwall, formerly in lease to Thomas Gewen; the King having ordered same to be granted to Thomas son of said Gewen.Ibid.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of the three parks of Ampthill, co. Beds, in order to a lease thereof to John Ashburnham.Ibid, p. 131.
May 18.Same from same and from Lord Ashley to all the Auditors and Receivers of Crown Revenues within the survey of the Exchequer Court to respite till the end of Michaelmas term next the declarations of the accounts of said Receivers; it appearing that many of the rents due at Michaelmas last and not pardoned by the Act of Oblivion are yet unpaid, some by reason the late pretended purchasers do yet detain the rents they ought to pay and some have been received by [from] the tenants by such of the purchasers as have received warrants from Sir Charles Harbord, by the King's command, to receive the same; but the greatest part detain their rents in their hands and will neither pay them to the purchaser nor to his Majesty's receiver until they be compelled thereunto by messengers or otherwise: by reason whereof there can as yet no just accompt be made of his Majesty's revenue as it ought to be. In the mean time the Receivers are to take care that all his Majesty's rents as aforesaid (other than such as have been received by warrant from Sir Charles Harbord) may be received "to the end you may be then ready to pay the same to such of the purchasers as his Majesty shall give warrants unto to receive any part thereof, or [alternatively to pay same] otherwise as his [Majesty] please to direct.Ibid.
May 28.Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to convey the following inheritances [sic for instructions] to the several stewards and bailiffs of the King's manors and lands, who are forthwith to publish same to the King's tenants.Ibid, pp. 132–3.
Prefixing: said instructions. Inasmuch as the said tenants whether leasehold or copyhold lying remote from London cannot attend there without inconvenience to compound for the renewing of their estates therefore it is hereby published (1) that all tenants desiring to compound for fresh estates shall present a perfect certificate from the steward of their manor (or if in the Duchy of Cornwall, from the Surveyor thereof) of the lives in being, their age and constitution and of the custom of the manor and of the present condition and yearly value of the tenement and whether the present tenant be able and desirous to take such new estate. (2) That upon such certificate and the petition of the tenant the Surveyor General of Crown Lands cause a constat or particular of the premises (if it be for lease) or a report (if it be for copyhold) to be made to the King with his advice touching the fine and improved rent; whereupon warrant shall be given for the granting thereof as the Treasury Lord shall think fit. (3) The steward of the manor is to certify the Lord Treasurer from time to time of any waste or spoil made in any of the King's lands, houses, woods etc. under them and by whom committed and to what value, that so timely order may be given therein. (4) That no pretended tenant be admitted to hold any lands by colour of any lease, grant or admittance obtained from any pretended purchaser under the late usurped authority, but that all such grants as well by copy of Court roll as by lease or otherwise be held null and void in law to all intents and purposes and that all such lands be forthwith by the said stewards [seized] and let out for the present year and so from year to year for the King's benefit until further order according to the true yearly value thereof and a certificate thereof forthwith made to the King "saving only such of his Majesty's lands as are settled by order of the Surveyor General upon the officers and others of the late army according to the King's command in that behalf. (5) That no new estate be granted to any tenant by copy of Court roll without immediate order from us [the Lord Treasurer] or by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands by our [the Lord Treasurer's] immediate warrant. (6) That in case any of the King's copyhold tenants have been inforced or induced to make a surrender of their copyhold and to take a new estate from any of the purchasers under the late usurped authority and be desirous to be admitted to his former estate which he had by copy duly granted under the late King such tenant shall be restored upon his petition and the certificate of the steward in that behalf.
May 28.Warrant from Treasurer Southampton and from Lord Ashley to the Clerk of the Pipe. Upon consideration of the Act of Parliament of 12 Car. II. for the Six Months' Assessment for the disbanding the army and paying the Navy it is declared that all manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments which were formerly assessed towards former assessments and land taxes and were then in possession of the King or his farmers or tenants should be exempted from the assessments under the said Act, "but that the said manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments should be rated, assessed and taxed for and towards former land rates." The Clerk of the Pipe is therefore hereby to make allowance and defalcation "of such taxes as any of his Majesty's revenue in charge before you is or shall be charged with by Act of Parliament, taking special care that the residue thereof be first duly answered unto his Majesty."Stowe MS. 498, pp. 133–4.
May 30.Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to certify the value of several small parcels of land in Garthorpe, co. Leicester, of which Edward, Lord Rockingham, prays a new lease, having been the ancient tenant thereof.Stowe MS. 498, p. 134.
Prefixing: said Lord Rockingham's petition for said new lease, the premises having been granted to his father in 1624 by the late King [as Prince] for 31 years at 10l. per an. rent.
Reference from same to same of the petition of William Denington, shewing that Elizabeth Winter was seized for life of the manor of Huddington and Oddingley and the tithes thereof and a farm called Evelwich in the parish of Tiverton, and of 25 Brillaries of salt in Upperwich [Upper Wyche] and Netherwich, in co. Worcester, and that petitioner hopes to prove that the reversion thereof is in the Crown: therefore prays a grant thereof for 31 years: said petition being referred May 18 inst. from the King [to the Lord Treasurer].Ibid.
Same from same to same of the petition of Sir Arthur Slingesby, shewing that his wife and family being strangers and he [having] no house in England he has with the approbation of the Queen's Council purchased a lease of a piece of land in St. James's Field commonly called the Phisick Garden, 100 feet by 180 feet, at 40s. per an. rent and designs to build a house thereon: therefore praying to have his lease made up to 60 years to encourage him to build: said petition being referred April 26 last from the King [to the Lord Treasurer]. The Earl of St. Albans has a petition depending for an extension of his lease of the whole [said St. James's] Field.Ibid.
Warrant from same to same to allow to Mr. Coriton wood to the value of 46l. for reparation of his Majesty's houses and fences in Carbullock Park.Ibid, p. 135.
Prefixing: (a) certificate dated May 10 inst. from John Piper and John Gayeh to the Lord Treasurer of their viewing of the timber of Cope's wood in Carbullock [Kerribullock] Park, co. Cornwall, and of the repairs of the park and houses or lodge thereto belonging. We value the timber with the underwoods at 46l. There is no timber growing fit for shipping. The best of the timber has been sold away by the late usurped powers. The said repairs will cost at least 160l. (b) Report dated May 24 from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to the Lord Treasurer advising that said 46l. of coarse timber be allowed to Mr. Coriton towards the reparation of the houses and fences.
[?]Reference from same to same of the petition of Katherine Fernie, shewing that her husband, Paul Fernie is Groom of the Robes and his father was perfumer to the late King and to the Queen, for which [latter's service] there is due 2,000l. for the years 1639–41; further that petitioner's brother-in-law, David Hamsen of Dover, merchant, was employed in sending arms from England to Scotland in 1642, amounting to 8,000l. for which he was imprisoned and died, in which charge petitioner was concerned; that petitioner has formerly petitioned for a grant of the manor of Old Court in Kent which is disposed to the Earl of St. Albans: therefore prays a grant of several concealments, encroachments and erections on the King's waste in cos. Lincoln, Beds and Cambridge, such as she can discover: said petition being referred Mar. 14 last from the King to the Lord Treasurer.Ibid.
May 28.Reference from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Hornebrook, shewing that there are several lands, houses etc. near the town of Bridport, co. Dorset, encroached and concealed from the King; therefore praying a Commission of inquiry and a lease of such as he shall make so appear: said petition being referred May 2 inst. from the King to the Lord Treasurer.Stowe MS. 498, p. 136.
May 30.Order by same on the petition ut supra, p. 1562, of Roger Capell and Benjamin Farrington concerning Widcombe farm; they being recommended May 18 inst. to Treasurer Southampton by the Commissioners for Sales [of Crown and Church Lands] for their taking a new lease as claiming from one Allen the ancient tenant and pretended purchaser, any pretence of Mris. Tomlinson's notwithstanding.Ibid.
Hereon Treasurer Southampton orders that Mris. Tomlinson have a week's time to acquaint the King with this recommendation of said Commissioners, "his Majesty having formerly signified his preference of Mris. Tomlinson."
[?]Reference from same to the Attorney General and Surveyor General of Crown Lands to consider of the King's title to the following lands and the fitness of any immediate grant thereof.Ibid.
Prefixing: petition of Sir John Drumond, shewing that Francis Tregion, esq. was heretofore attainted whereby his fee simple lands became forfeit to Queen Elizabeth; that said lands were afterwards intruded and sold to divers persons whose estates therein the late King confirmed, reserving the mesne profits due to the King out of the said lands and the lands and estates of the said intruders; that the late King granted a third of the said mesne profits to James Plunckett, who discovered the King's title: petitioner therefore prays a grant of the King's other two parts thereof: said petition being referred the 10th inst. from the King to the Lord Treasurer.
May 30.Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to certify the fitness of the following account "and upon this occasion" to inform the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the state of the business of Dean Forest "that so throughout that whole business we may have his judgment."Ibid, p. 137.
Prefixing: Mr. Carpenter's account (taken by Auditors Sir Edmund Sawyer, Kinsman and Phelipps) of the stock of iron, wood, coals and other materials for the use of the iron works in Dean Forest.
l.s.d.
the clear proceed of the management of the stock by Mr. Carpenter, his charges defalced and debts paid6,57038
the stock delivered to Mr. Carpenter with the additional stock of wood cut4,83971
Profits made by the management of the stock this year1,730167
May 30.Reference from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Congdon for a fresh life in three tenements in Tregoiffe alias Treguff in the manor of Climsland Prior, of which he and his ancestors have been tenants at 26s. 6d. per an. rent for the lives of petitioner and one Lawrence Trehane; and also in another tenement in Treguffe which is in the tenure of Thomas Hender for the lives of Eleanor Hender and Henry Anger at the rent of 8s. 2d.Stowe MS. 498, p. 137.
Same from same to same of the petition of Capt. Benjamin Phipps to the Commissioners of Sales [of Crown and Church Lands]; petitioner shewing that William Phipps, his eldest brother, was woodreeve of the chase of Kenilworth (Killingworth) and ranger there under the Earl of Monmouth from whom he had a lease for the lives of himself and petitioner at the time when it was sold and divided among some of Cromwell's officers, but [petitioner's said brother] was persuaded (rather than to lose his estate) to buy the lodge wherein he lived and about 200 acres of land adjoining thereto which afterwards by his will he settled on petitioner charged with debts and legacies of 1,000l. and died in 1655, Dec.: that petitioner served the King in the late wars and being assured of his Majesty's favour when he should be restored did prove the will and pay the legacies: that he has given bond to pay the rent of the land due at Lady day last as it was returned upon a late survey at 120l. per an. (whereas it is not worth 80l.) with 27l. of timber (which indeed were only old trees and firewood and cut up by petitioner) therefore prays to be remitted said rent and the cost of said wood as in lieu of the [abovesaid] purchase, having as yet received no consideration for same: the said petition being referred May 25th inst. from the said Commissioners [for Sale of Crown and Church Lands] to Treasurer Southampton.Ibid, pp. 137–8.
Same from same to same of the petition of William Dover, shewing that five years since he took a lease for 43 years of a close called the Princes Meadows, containing 24 acres, part of the manor of Kennington at 100l. per an. rent from the pretended purchaser and since has expended 1,500l. in building; that it was never let formerly for more than 16l. 8s. 9d. per an. and the King's lessee never had above 40l.; that the King has let same to Capt. John Arundell with whom petitioner is forced to agree for 10 acres at 94l. per an. rent and accordingly a lease was prepared, but said Capt. Arundell refuses to seal same unless petitioner will pay half a year's rent which he pretends to be due to him at Michaelmas last, whereas his [Arundell's] lease from the King began but the day before and the former lease from the Crown expired about four years since so that no privity of contract or estate did remain in being and the rent (if any were due) was pardoned by the Act of General Pardon up to June 24 last "and therefore Sir Charles Harbord by order under his hand directed petitioner to pay his rent due at or before the 24th of June to the purchaser [under the late usurped powers]" which petitioner did: therefore prays an order to said Arundell to seal said lease.Ibid, p. 139.
May 30.Reference from Trcasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Nicholas Browne, praying to be admitted tenant to a message and a small close lying in Paulerspury, co. Northampton, parcel of the dissolved monastery of Chalcomb [and of the Honor of Grafton] according to a contract made by petitioner's mother "with his Majesty's late Commissioners."Stowe MS. 498, p. 139.
June 3.Same from same to same of a particular [missing] made by Auditor Hill of the issues and profits of the Original Seal with the Pre-fines arising in the counties of Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth: with a view to a lease thereof to Roland White for 21 years in reversion after his own life.Ibid, p. 139.
May 31.Warrant from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to John Walden, gent., during pleasure, of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents, farms etc. of the several late priories of Henwood, Stoneleigh, Erdsbury and Maytock [Maxstoke] and Trentham, the late Guild of Henley Knowle and Brailes and the late College of Knowle and Oatley, co. Warwick, the yearly profits of which collection amount to 99l. 18s. 5½d.Ibid.