Entry Book: October 1662

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October 1662

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Oct. 1 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of some calf-skins shipped by William Kenedy on board the "Francis," David Robyn master, for Dieppe. Early Entry Book X. p. 132.
Prefixing:—Note of said Kenedy's petition and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Oct. 2 Lord Treasurer Southampton to the Farmers of the Customs. "You are so well acquainted with the nature of that bounty which His Majesty conferred on those gent that made some agreement about the addiconall duty and some propositions about the whole Customes that I need give you no further information but that His Majesty assured them it should bee paid speedily unto them and out of the first monies that came in by the advance of you that are now his farmers of his Customs. The Privy Seal is passed for authorising the payment of the same and I intend forthwith to give an order for same to the Exchequer. In the mean time it seemes a great accomodacon to those gent (untill the tally may bee struck, which regularly cannot be untill you have past your grant) that you make them such payment as you can furnish them at present with. And upon their discharge when you are in a capacity to have tallies struck on you I shall give order accordingly." Ibid, III. p. 454.
Same to same to furnish Sir Theophilus Gilby, Governor of Chester Castle, with letters to some of the Customs officers near Chester, where he may be sure to receive the 240l. 2s. 0d. ordered by warrant as below struck upon the Customs for three months' pay to said garrison: he being now hastening upon his return to his command there. Ibid, p. 453.
Money warrant for the abovesaid 240l. 2s. 0d. to abovesaid Gilby for three months for abovesaid garrison from July 13 last to the 4th inst. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on the second six months of the eighteen months' assessment in divers (Welsh) Counties, detailed, for 2,000l. for the Royal Watermen, and 4,441l. 2s 6d. for the Guards, to whom a greater assignment shall be made as soon as a new Privy Seal is passed. Ibid, p. 454.
Oct. 3 Money warrant, dormant, for 30l. per an. to Sir George Barker, being fee as underkeeper of His Majesty's house and palace of Richmond, he being thereto appointed, loco Nicholas Bird, by letters patent of 1642, July 3. Ibid, p. 498.
Oct. 6 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Thomas Veele, William Clayton, Nich. Davenant and William Doelittle to repair to the several houses below and seize certain prohibited French commodities lately imported, and now lodged there, being stolen in without custom being paid, viz., a house in Frogmorton Street, in St. Bennet Fink parish; a house in Cheapside, in St. Leonard, Foster Lane; a house in Bishopsgate Street, in St. Martin's Outchurch; a house in Holyday Yard; several houses in St. Martin's le Grand; a house in Swithin Lane; a house in Sherborne Lane; and in Duke Humphries, near Puddle Dock: the possessors of all which houses are merchants and foreigners except one, who is a Scotohman. Ibid, X. p. 132.
Oct.6 Treasurer Southampton's order that Godfry Richards, of London, stationer, and none other do print the table of fees intituled an "order of the Commons in Parliament establishing and confirming fees and allowances to the officers of the Customs and subsidies; for the better directions and satisfaction of merchants, officers, masters of ships and others." Early Entry Book X, p. 137.
Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers for a true certificate of all debentures whereby the merchants demand repayment of half duty for any time within a twelvemonth before the Customs and subsidies were granted to His Majesty, keeping distinct from these any others before that time that seem to be excluded by the Act of Tunnage and Poundage. Also for a certificate likewise of the pretences to the Algier duty. All in view of the representation made to the King by divers merchants concerning the non-repayment to them of the above [for the period] before the King received the Customs, the Customs Commissioners or Farmers having demurred thereto in respect the subsidy was not the same as was received by others. concluding thereby that the Customs which were given to His Majesty were not liable to be repaid. Ibid, p. 140.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy, concerning employing the imprest for stores in paying off incoming ships, according to the account thereof given in to the Treasury by said Carteret. viz., 73,395l. for ships newly come home, paid off in part and sent to sea again, and of ships wholly paid off; and 92.051l. for ships to be paid off in harbour and others now called in from sea; making in all (with 6,000l. of bills of exchange drawn on the Navy Treasurer) 172,446l., which the said Navy Treasurer has declared cannot be met out of any previous assignments for wages, and can only be met out of the assignments for stores. Therefore hereby authorises him to use those assignments for this service. "And whereas His Royal Highness [the Duke of York] was pleased in a time of necessity, of his owne private money to furnish towards the payment of some shipps then come in ... 9,000l. or thereabouts for which you received assignments but such as will not be paid [in] time enough to reimburse His Highness suitable to his occasions," therefore likewise orders repayment of this item out of the like assignment for stores as above. Ibid, III. pp. 455–7.
Money warrant for 25l. to Mary Alcock, as royal bounty for service done in Sir George Booth's time. Ibid, p. 457.
Prefixing:—Note of said Alcock's petition.
Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt to take some particular care for payment of the arrears due on the pension of 100l. per an. payable to the mother of Priscilla Bourcher, said mother being now dead, whereby the pension determines. Ibid, p. 458.
Prefixing:—Note of said Priscilla Boucher's petition.
Money warrant for 12.000l. to William Legg, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, viz., 6,000l. on the letters patent of 1660–1. Jan. 12, for 6,000l. per an. for the Office of Ordnance, and 6,000l. on same of same date for 6,000l. for the supply of stores, over and above the said allowance of 6,000l. per an. Ibid, pp. 458–9
Same for 2,000l. to said William Legg in part of 6,035l. 13s. 0d. as by the Privy Seal of May 31 last for stores for Tangier brought into the Ordnance. Ibid, p. 459.
Oct. 6 Money warrant for 200l. to Lord Belasyse in part of the Privy Seal of August 14 last for 500l. for the repair of the fortifictions of Kingston upon Hull. Early Entry Book III. p. 459.
Same for 1,000l. to William Harris and John Harris for 1,000 firkins of butter delivered by them heretofore for relief of the garrison of Scarborough Castle. Ibid, p. 460.
Same for 589l. 18s. 2d. to Thomas Barrow for linen and lace furnished to the late King and the present King at Oxford. Ibid, p. 461.
[?] Same for 2,000l. to George Crevet to defray the charge of the reception and entertainment intended to be given by His Majesty to the Ambassador from the Emperor of Russia. Ibid.
Oct.8 Sir Philip Warwick to the Commissioners of Excise forwarding a warrant as below, same having been only signed by Lord Ashley, as Treasurer Southampton is indisposed at this present. "I am to recomend it to you as if it were signed by both. If you returne it to me after you have put it in some course I'll get it signed." Ibid, XI. p. 159.
Prefixing:—Said warrant to said Commissioners to permit Sir Jo. Robinson, Francis Sone, Jo. Ryves, Richard Wescomb and Jo. Woder, merchants (who have agreed for the farm of the whole Excise of London, Westminster, Middlesex and Surrey at a considerable advance of rent over what it hath hitherto yielded to His Majesty), or such as they shall appoint, to have the free perusal and view of all such books, entries and returns as are necessary to evidence the true and certain product of the said Excise from 1660, Dec. 25, to 1661, Dec. 25, with power to take such extracts therefrom as they think fit: and to that end that there may be a convenient room assigned them where they may at any time prosecute the stating of the said accounts. The Excise Commissioners to nominate certain expert accomptants to join in the said accompts with said farmers, and return same to the Treasury jointly subscribed.
[?] Warrant from Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley for a commission to Robert Butts, William Stockton and Valentine Pearse, Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Suffolk, for the management of the Excise of that county on terms as below. Ibid, p. 158.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from the Excise Commissioners. The abovesaid Butts and Stockton, present Sub-Commissioners for Suffolk, being recommended by the Justices of Peace as fit persons for the farm of the Excise of said county. refused to come up to the rate fixed. "And it having been since thought fit to continue the same in comission the said persons have appeared before us together with Valentine Pearse and propound to raise within the said county (the hundred of Lothingland, the town of Newmarket and suburbs of Thetford excepted) the summe of 6,500l. per an. for three years from Michaelmas last past, cleere of all charges; to be paid by equal quarterly payments; paying the adjacent farmers all defalcacons and allowances for beere and ale sent spent out of the county as well from Beccles as elsewhere. And moreover the said persons oblige [themselves] to give a true and just accompt of what they shall raise within the place aforesaid, and in case they arise above the summe of 7,222l. they propound to have 5s. per £ for salary and all charges of what they shall raise over and above the said sume of 7,222l. which wee humbly conceave is a good bargaine for His Majesty."
Oct. 11 Money warrant for 10,300l. to Sir Thomas Bond as part of the 40,000l. appointed for the portion of Princess Henrietta, to be by him paid according to the instructions he hath or shall receive for that purpose, as by the Privy Seal of the 6th inst. Early Entry Book III. p. 462.
Same for 8,000l. to the Earl of Strafford in part of the late Earl of Strafford's loan of 20,000l. into the Exchequer in 1639. Ibid.
Same for 5,000l. to Sir Henry Bennett, Keeper of the Privy Seal, for the use of the Privy Purse. Ibid, p. 463.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Solicitor General to draw the patent for the farm of the Excise of London to Messrs. Reeves, Somes, Wooder et al., leaving a blank for the rent, which is at present being calculated. Ibid, XI. p. 161.
Oct. 14 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Thomas Warner, a Sergeant-at-Arms, to arrest Charles Black-more, John Stacey, Francis Furrold, Luke Butler, and James Hagger, of Epping, co. Essex, for refusing to permit Henry Osby, of Epping, a gauger under the Sub-Commissioners of Excise for that county, to enter their dwelling-houses to take an account of their brewing. Ibid, p. 160.
Prefixing:—Said Osby's affidavit.
The like warrant as supra p. 424 for a farm of the Excise of co. Wilts, to John Estcourt and Anthony Davis at 2,500l. per an. Ibid, p. 161.
Prefixing:—Memorial from the Excise Commissioners. dated the 14th inst. "Sir Thomas Mompesson on the behalf of John Mompesson Esq. having agreed for the farme of Wiltes at 2,800l. per an. hath since, upon the sickness of the said John Mompesson, totally declined the same: and forasmuch as the said county in commission falls much short of the said farme rent," therefore advise the acceptance of the above offer of Estcourt and Davis, considering the great lapse of time since Michaelmas and the loss thereby to the ensuing farmers.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Mayor and Aldermen of Norwich. The late Sub-Commissioners of Excise of Norfolk, on what ground and pretence we know not, have taken on them to make compositions with brewers, victuallers and others for the Excise that shall grow due after Michaelmas last. The law does not empower this and same is inconsistent with the grants made to the present farmers. All such compositions after Michaelmas last are void. Notice hereof to be given to all concerned, and the present farmers properly assisted in the enjoyment of their farm. Ibid, p. 162.
Oct. 15 Sir Philip Warwick to the Attorney General to permit Lord Crofts' pension to pass the seals "being as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber, which I finde the warrant expresses not." Ibid, III. p. 463.
Oct. 16 Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers again recommending to them the case of Nicholas Payne, formerly a landwanter in the Custom House at Dover, for restoration to his place. and the payment of his debt of 76l. 9s 2d., due to him from the late King for victualling. Ibid, X. p. 133.
Prefixing:—Note of said Payne's petition and order of reference thereon from the Privy Council.
Money warrant for 50l. to Mrs. Priscilla Bourcher, of Bristol, as royal bounty. Ibid, III. pp. 463–4.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 12th inst.
Oct. 16 Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt, forwarding the Earl of Berkshire's letters patents for 8,000l. payable by 1,000l. per an. "And though I conceive they are informely drawne and must pass by tallyes of pro I would not put his Lordship to the trouble of renewing his letters patents but require you and Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] that they be entred with you and that from time to time tallyes of assignacon be struck for the severall sumes as they grow due." Early Entry Book III. pp. 464–5.
Prefixing:—Said royal letters patent of date April 12 last.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on the Customs for 13,247l. 19s. 0d. residue of 28,247l. 19s. 0d. warranted to Stephen Fox by warrant of Sept. 24 last (the other 15,000l. thereof having been struck on the Excise.) Ibid. p. 466.
Same from same to same for same on Mr. Marke Coe, late Receiver of Decimations in the city of London under the late usurpers, for 44l. in part of 4,000l. payable to Edward Gregory on his letters patent of 1661, April 20, out of arrears in accomptants hands reserved to His Majesty on the late Act of Oblivion: same being so much remaining in said Coe's hands upon the foot of his account. Ibid, pp. 466–7.
Money warrant for 2,374l. 8s. 0d. to the Duke of York for three months pay of the garrison of Portsmouth to August 9 last. Ibid, p. 466.
Same for 2,000l. to Sir Henry de Vic in further part of his entertainment as Resident at Brussels, commencing from 1648–9, January. Ibid, p. 467.
Same (dormant) for 8d. a day as fee. and 1l. 6s. 8d. per an. for a livery coat to Henry (now Sir Henry) Wood, Kt., for his office of keeping of His Majesty's game of hares, &c., &c., about the Palace Royal of Westminter, as by the letters patent of 1641, May 4. Ibid. pp. 467–8.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck upon Signor de Sylva (as part of the moneys payable by him for the Queen's dowry) for 34,000l. part of the said 50,000l. warranted to the Cofferer of the Household by the Privy Seal of June 23 last. Ibid, p. 468.
Oct. 18 Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay Daniel O'Neale 240l. in arrear for the present year for the duty of saltpetre bought by him of merchants who pay the duty, and to continue said payment yearly from 1663, June 24. Ibid, p. 475.
Same from same to same to advance some money for supply of the Household, urgent want being occasioned by the non-payment of those moneys due upon the tallies levied upon said farmers as Commissioners, for [in favour of] Alderman Meynell and Mr. Vyner. Ibid, p. 476.
Oct. 20 Same from same to the Receipt to strike tallies upon Don Duarte de Sylva. Procurator of the Treasure of His Majesty of Portugal, for 9,349l. 13s. 10d. in part of 26,699l. 7s. 9d. remaining due upon the order for 35,699l. 7s. 9d. to the Earl of Peterborough for the pay of the garrison of Tangier for six months from Dec. 4 last. Ibid, p. 491.
Money warrant for 17,349l. 13s. 10½d. to the Earl of Peterborough, Capt. Gen. and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in the kingdoms of Morocco, Sus and Fez., for three months' pay of said forces May 20 to August 12. Ibid, p. 479.
Oct. 21 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge the seizure of the ship "Mary," of Brehack, Evan Evans master, from Lantrego to Portsmouth and Bristol. Early Entry Book X pp. 133–4.
Prefixing:—Note of said Evans's petition and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to same for same of some oil belonging to Jane Walker, wife of Thomas Walker, of Kingston upon Hull, merchant. Ibid, p. 134.
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to same to permit William Buckland, master of the "Hopewell." of Lyme, bound from Rotterdam to St. Malo, in France, to land the remainder of the lading of his vessel, he having been driven into the Isle of Wight by contrary winds and forced to break bulk there in order to buy provisions. Ibid, p. 136.
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of gum Seneca belonging to William Bellinant. Ibid, p. 143.
Prefixing:—As above.
Treasurer Southampton to the sheriffs respectively of Montgomery, Cardigan, Pembroke, Brecknock, Carmarthen and Glamorgan; recommending them to pay in quickly their receipts of the assessments [same having been assigned for inter al. the] Yeomen of the Guard. Ibid, III. p. 469.
Money warrant for 17,437l. 6s. 8d. to Sir John Shaw and Edward Backwell. Treasurers and Paymasters of Dunkirk Garrison for two months' pay for said garrison from June 30 last. "Let orders be likewise drawne for three months longer, carrying on this day to the 17th of November next; which His Majesties pleasure is should be now done upon his disbanding that garrison." Ibid, III. p. 469.
Same for 100l. to Robert Swan as royal bounty for services and necessities. Ibid, p. 471.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of date the 3rd inst.
Same for 100l. to John Walker, reading clerk of the House of Peers, for his attendance there. Ibid, p. 487.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 16th ult.
Same for 100l. to the Commissioners of Sewers towards the making of the great sewer near Charing Cross. Ibid, pp. 494–5
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 17th ult.
Oct. 22 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to permit John Elvill, of Exeter, merchant, to make an entry of vinegar on paying Customs according to the Book of Rates. Ibid, X. p. 135.
Prefixing:—Note of said Elvill's petition and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Money warrant for 4,190l. 3s. 9d. to Hugh May, Paymaster of the Works, for satisfaction of all disbursements in the repairs of Whitehall, Hampton Court. Greenwich, St. James's, West-minster, the Tower of London, and Portsmouth, with the officers' allowance for May and June last: as by the Privy Seal of Sept. 15 last. Ibid, III. p. 472.
Same for 1,200l. to Sir John Shaw for Secret Service without accompt: as by the Privy Seal of Sept. 24 last. Ibid.
Same for 20,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Kt.. Treasurer of the Chamber, for the expenses of the Household. Ibid, p. 473.
Oct. 22 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck in manner detailed for 800l. in part of 20,000l. warranted to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe for satisfying the debts of the Great Wardrobe: as by the Privy Seal of 1661, July 31. Early Entry Book III, p. 473.
Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt forwarding a copy of the warrant of Feb. 18 last for 1.000l. to George Kirke in full of all arrears of several annuities: and dormant warrant for said annuities in future. Ibid, p. 474.
Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Philip Musgrave, Governor of Carlisle garrison, for repairs in and about the city, castle and garrison there. Ibid.
Same for 1,224l. 7s. 10d. to Francis Trenley, milliner, for wares delivered into the Wardrobe from 1660, Oct. 1. Ibid, pp. 475–6.
Same for 60l. to John Osboldston, one of the pages of the Bedchamber, for defraying the charges of washing of sheets for two years to June 24 last. Ibid, p. 476.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be levied in favour of Viscount Brouncker for 1,524l. 5s. 6d. to be allowed by way of defalcation and discharge of so much of his rent of the issues of jurors for default of appearance or contempt, &c., in any of the courts mentioned in the late King's indenture of 1640, April 30, and the letters patent of 1660–1, Jan. 21, in regard it was conceived that the covenants of the first recited indenture did in equity extend to discharge the said Viscount Brouncker of so much of the yearly rent of 1,000l. upon the allowances made by sheriffs upon their accompts for issues of jurors as if the same had been actually paid into the Exchequer; and that the overplus of the said moneys allowed by sheriffs upon their accompts over and above the said yearly rent of 1,000l. for one year ought to have been paid to the said Viscount: the said sum being made up as follows, viz., 1,296l. 16s. 4d. answered to the King on this head by the sheriffs of several counties since 1660, June 24, and 227l. 9s. 2d. answered upon the accompts of several sheriffs for His Majesty's use for the 13th year of his reign over and above the 334l. 18s. 0½d. for issues of jurors paid by several sheriffs into the Receipt for that [the 13th] year ended at Michaelmas: which two said sums of 1,296l. 16s. 4d. and 227l. 9s 2d. not being actually paid into the Exchequer and tallies there stricken for the same were not applied to the payment or discharge of the said yearly rent of 1,000l. incurred since 1660, June 24. Ibid, pp. 477–9.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay Viscount Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer, 45l. 12s. 0d. for the fees to himself and his clerks usually heretofore paid by the Customers of the ports of England and Wales. Ibid, p. 480.
The like for the payment to same of 233l. 0s. 2d. and 233l. 0s. 2d. for allowance for parchment and other necessaries for the blank books for the outports for one year to Xmas last and one year to Xmas next, and 21l. 12s. 8d. and 21l. 12s. 8d. for the like for same years for London port. Ibid, pp. 480–1.
Prefixing:—Fanshaw's bills in each case.
Oct. 24 Money warrant for 403l. 16s. 10d. and 52l. 9s. 3d. and 464l. 4s. 10d. to the Duke of York for defalcations, detailed, out of the rent of the Post Office payable by Henry Bishop: to be paid out of the receipts of First Fruits. Ibid, p. 485.
Oct. 25 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to permit—. Le Nostre, the King's architect, to transport six horses to France, Custom free, as by a royal warrant, recited, of the 21st inst. for same. Early Entry Book X. p. 137.
The like for the servants of Walter Montague, Lord Almoner to the Queen Mother, to transport 12 horses to France. Ibid.
Money warrant for 3,500l. to Mrs. Dorothy Seymour, remainder of 5,000l. ordered her by letters patent of 1660, Dec. 6 for money lent to the King. Ibid, III. p. 489.
Same for 500l. to Mary Lisle, sister of Sir George Lisle, who was murthered for his loyalty to the King, in further part of the 2,000l. ordered her by the Privy Seal of Feb. 24 last. Ibid, p. 490.
Same for 18,831l. 18s. 8d. to Stephen Fox, Paymaster of the Guards, for two months' pay of said Guards to the 4th inst. Ibid, p. 491.
Same (dormant) for 500l. per an. to Rowland Langhorne, as by the letters patent of the 15th inst. Ibid, p. 482.
Money warrant for 12,255l. 14s. 2d. to Sir George Carteret, in part of the Privy Seal of 1661. June 20, for 90,000l. for the charge of 4,000 men for six months at sea. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a bill to grant to Thomas Bembowe the office of one of the messengers of the Receipt upon the surrender of John Sturgeon, thereto appointed by letters patent of 1660, August 3. Ibid, p. 483.
Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt concerning the several sums for which the Duke of Albemarle has been attending payment for some time, viz., 686l. 13s. 3d. for Bestwood ("Bestrick") Park, 155l. 6s. 8d. for his fee for two years as Master of the Horse, and 120l. for St. James's Park. "I intend for noe perticuler buisines hereafter to strike tallies. But if I designe any payment upon any head of His Majestys revenew, intimating the same to you in my warrant, I expect the money that is due upon that branch bee diverted to noe other payment. Let therefore my Lord Duke bee paid 461l. 19s. 11d. out of the monies payable by Mr. Napper as Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall and 500l. by Mr. Scawen, Receiver of Southampton, &c., for the present yeare or the half yeare to end at Lady Day next. And doe you write unto them to pay in this money into the Exchequer as soon as possibly they can." Ibid.
Money warrant for 358l. to Mrs. Lichfeild, widow of the King's printer at Oxford, out of moneys to be paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Duppa, Receiver of the Tenths of the bishopric of Salisbury. Ibid, p. 484.
Same for 8,000l. to Sir William Ryder, Sir Richard Ford, and Sir Martin Nowell without accompt, as by the Privy Seal of the 22nd ult. Ibid, pp. 484, 528.
(In margin: Warrant vacated and new one signed. See under date Nov. 21st inst., p. 453.)
Same for 300l. to Lord Herbert of Ragland, for repair of the castle of Chepstow. Ibid, p. 484.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt, approving of Abell Smith and five others, named, as deputies for Col. Samuel Barry, in the discoveries which he should make of goods evading Custom or Excise: as by the letters patent of 1660–1, March 4, for 700l. to him in this way for former services in Jamaica. ("This originall being lost this is againe signed by mee," [Thomas Earl of] Southampton.) Ibid, p. 486.
Oct. 25 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the 8,000l. warranted to Sir William Ryder, Sir Richard Ford and Sir Martin Noell, to be by tallies to be struck upon the farmers of the Customs as part of their rent payable on their first year to end Michaelmas next. Early Entry Book III. p. 528.
Oct. 27 Same from same to the Customs Farmers to make speedy payment of two tallies struck on the Customs in favour of Sir John Robinson, Lieut. of the Tower and Lord Mayor elect of London, viz. one of Aug. 13 last for 716l. 14s. 10d, the other of the 23rd inst. for 656l. Ibid, p. 485.
Oct. 28 Same from same to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of the ship "Fortune," of Bergen, in Norway, with timber and deals, seized in Sandwich port. Ibid, X. p. 138.
Prefixing:—Note of Suzan Suzanson's petition and report thereon from the Customs Commissioners.
Same from same to same for same of the ship belonging to George Smith, of London, merchant, with goods from Sophie and Sta. Crux, in South Barbary. Ibid, p. 139.
Prefixing:—As above.
Same from same to same to discharge the Custom of 2,001l. 17s. 8d. on some white sugars lately imported on the account of the King of Portugal, viz. in the "Henry" smack, the "Elias," Richard Tate commander, and the "St. Paul," Robert Wyers commander: His Majesty having been pleased to permit same to the King of Portugal's agent: all as by the Privy Seal of the 14th inst. Ibid.
Same from same to the Auditors of the Crown revenues and other officers concerned to make allowance of 12d. per £ to the receivers of the Free and Voluntary Present for their pains and charge therein. Ibid, III. p. 526.
[?] Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay tallies drawn upon them from time to time by John Viscount Mordaunt for payment of the garrison of Windsor the necessities of said garrison being such as cannot admit of any delay. Ibid.
Oct. 29 Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Masters and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. "If what we understand is practised in your colledge in the point of brewing your owne drinke and indeavouring not to pay the Excise for it be truely related to us (as we believe it is) wee might argue to yow, who are judicious and well affected persons, that there is a great difference betwixt your society and a private family who vent the same in and to your owne body at perticular rates and which in some sence may be nominated a retail, and therefore in no way reasonable that you should indeavour to exempt yourselves from the payment of the duty of Excise because the Act exempt private families." Other colleges in either university pretend not to this exemption. Hope this advertisement of His Majesty's concern herein may work upon their tenderness to give no disturbance to His Majesty's revenue in view of the evil example of practices and disputes being drawn from bodies so observant and dutiful to the King as the universities are. Ibid, XI. pp. 177–8.
Oct. 30 Money warrant for three months' ordinary to Sir William Swan, one of the Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, as Resident at Hamburg. Early Entry Book III. p. 488.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on certain Aldermen of York, named, for 500l. for Colonel Jo. Scott same being remaining in their hands of an old assessment in 1644 upon the account of the Scotch collection: as by the Privy Seal of the 14th inst. Ibid, p. 492.
Same from same to same for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Robert Cann, of Compton Greenfield, co. Gloucester. Ibid, p. 493.
Money warrant for 400l. to James Darcy, being half a year on the contract of 1661, June 4, for 800l. per an. for serving into His Majesty's stables twelve choice horses per an. Ibid, p. 498.
Same for 200l. 13s. 4d. to George Hosier, Lieut. of the Castle of Shrewsbury, for four months' pay to the 18th inst. of the garrison there according to the establishment. Ibid, p. 499.
Same (dormant) for 400l. per an. out of the post fines, being the yearly sum or annuity granted 1631, Dec. 21, to Sir Cheyney Culpeper (one of the servants of the late King's sister, the Princess Elizabeth) for 35 years: which annuity is now by assignments come to Lord Colepeper. Ibid, IV. p. 12.
Oct. 31 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay the tallies struck upon them by the Navy Treasurer as they fall due. Ibid, III. p. 488.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir William Compton, Kt., to provide and instruct a fitting person to notice the qualities, quantities, and valuation of the materials provided by Lord Rutherford for the fortifications of Dunkirk, as also the state of the new fortifications there, His Majesty having appointed that town with the materials so provided for the fortifications to be delivered into the hands of the French King, and the said Lord Rutherford desiring, because he is to account for the same, that some account may be taken of those things that are provided and yet undisposed of, as likewise how far the new fortifications are advanced: "though His Majesty believe such a survey be no way to guide us his officers who are to take such accounts yet it may amount to such a testimony as may make the taking of them the more easie." Ibid, p. 489.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir William Waller, farmer of the Prizage and Butlerage, to pay 98l. to the Earl of Clarendon for one year's allowance to Sept. 29 last, as Lord Chancellor, of 12 tuns of Gascoyne wines: and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid, p. 496.
Same for 20l. per an. to Henry Dethick as Rouge Croix Pursuivant at Arms, as by letters patent of 1660, July 25. Ibid.
Same for 40 marks per an. to George Owen as York Herald, as by letters patent of 1633–4, Jan. 3. Ibid.
Money warrant for 5,430l. 16s. 1d. to Col. William Legg, Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, for emptions and other provisions to be issued out of the Stores for ammunition and habiliments of war for the ships "Dunkirk," "Leopard," "Mary Rose, " "Convertine," "Chesnutt," and "Mathias," appointed for His Majesty's service in India and Jamaica by warrant from the Duke of York: and likewise 4,643l. 12s. 9d. to same for providing other ships, viz.: the "Lyon," "York,' "Princesse,' "Dover," "Breda," and "Merlin," appointed for three months' service by warrant of his said Royal Highness: all according to estimates of the charge of the above by the officers of the Ordnance. Ibid, p. 507.
Oct. 31 Money warrant, dormant, for 40 marks per an. to Thomas Lee for his office as Chester Herald at Arms, as by letters patent of 1660, June 22. Early Entry Book III. p. 505.
Same for 40 marks per an. to Henry St. George as Richmond Herald at Arms, as by letters patent of 1660, June 18. Ibid.
Same for 40 marks per an. to Thomas St. George as Somerset Herald, as by letters patent of 1660, July 12. Ibid.
Same for 20l. per an. to John Wingfield as Portcullis Pursuivant at Arms, as by letters patent of 1660, July 30. Ibid, p. 506.
Oct.— Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Lord Townshend, Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, and to the Justices of Peace of said county, concerning the undutiful petition from the brewers of Norwich "Had it not been for your lordship's kindness to them wee had taken notice of many very unfitt expressions which have fallen from the petitioners and such as might have tempted us to have laid it before the Lords of His Majesty's Council but that wee believe better of the intencons than the expressions." As to the occasion of the complaint, viz. that the farmers disown the compositions made by the former Sub-Commissioners, are advised by Counsel that the Act gives no authority to the Sub-Commissioners to compound for any certain time, only for a month or a quarter, and no more. None of petitioners have such compositions running beyond Michaelmas last, from which date the farmers begin their lease. Therefore no allowance of composition after Sept. 29 last is to be allowed. Ibid, XI. pp. 179–80.