Entry Book: March 1663

Pages 505-512

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.

Page 505
Page 506
Page 507
Page 508
Page 509
Page 510
Page 511
Page 512

March 1663

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
March 6 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers for discharge of a seizure of corn belonging to Henry Browne. Ibid, X. p. 180.
Prefixing:—Note of said Browne's petition, and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to same for same of some tobacco belonging to Captain Richard Beech, a commander of one of His Majesty's ships, and of great suffering and merit. Ibid, pp. 180–1.
Prefixing:—As above.
Privy Seal for 1,500l. to Sir Gilbert Gerard and 1,000l. to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton as royal bounty out of the fines to be raised upon divers pretended owners of the soil of the forest or chace of Kingswood, near Bristol, in Gloucester, who have committed great spoils and trespasses upon the King's rights there: the franchise and liberty of chase in which said forest pertaineth to the King. Ibid, IV. pp. 126–7.
March 6 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to observe the warrant of 1661, July 6, ut supra, p. 272 [where the entry is wrongly dated August 6], for an annuity of 100l. to Col. Charles Fairfax. Early Entry Book IV. p. 129.
Same from same to same for the observance of a warrant of 1661–2, Jan. 2, supra p. 353, for payment of the Earl of Salisbury's creation money. Ibid.
Same from same to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on the farmers of London Excise for 20,000l., in part of 50,000l. warranted Jan. 14 last to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household. Ibid, pp. 131–2.
Same from same to the [Exchequer Court] Auditor concerned, to continue the allowance of 20l. per an. to the receivers of the counties of Notts and Derby for their charges in riding down to keep the receipts at Lady Day yearly in regard of the smallness of their fee. Ibid, p. 134.
Prefixing:—Certificate by William Chislett, Deputy Auditor.
March 7 Money warrant for one year's pay on the annuities of 120l. each to John Whelden and Richard Mounteney. Ibid, p. 130.
March 13 Treasurer Southampton to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy. "Whereas you have an order for payment of severall services to Tangier and some bills of exchange lately drawn on you which you cannot pay by any present consignements, I am content that you prevaile of 13,000l. out of the monies assigned you from the counties; which you are to make up againe for provision of the stores." Ibid, p. 139.
March 14 Money warrant for 18,831l. 19s. 4d. to Stephen Fox, Paymaster of the Guards, for the two months' pay for said Guards, 1662, Oct. 4 to Nov. 29: same to be paid out of the Dunkirk money. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to cancel the tally levied July 3 last on Essex Pawlet, Esq., and Richard Dennet, Commissioners appointed to receive the Free and Voluntary Present money from the county of Southampton, being for 490l. upon their receipts of same, which was ordered to be paid to Stephen Fox: which said receipt of the Free and Voluntary Present will not bear the payment of the said sum so that said Mr. Fox cannot receive the same upon the said tally: and in lieu hereof to strike a tally for the like amount on the Customs. Ibid, p. 140.
Same from same to same to strike a tally for 10,000l. on Sir Job Harby, Sir John Jacob, Sir Nicholas Crispe and Sir John Harrison and other their partners, late Commissioners of the Customs, same to be struck upon Customs due to the King before Michaelmas last: and to be for and towards the losses suffered by them in their advance to the late King. Ibid, pp. 140–1.
Money warrant for what is already incurred on the monthly allowance of 467l. for a contract with the Victualler of the Navy for furnishing the Navy in ordinary with victuals: as by the Privy Seal of the 16th ult., based on the Order in Council of Dec. 19 last: said monthly allowance being to continue for one year from Sept. 29 last. Ibid, p. 141.
March 14 Money warrant for 22,653l. 6s. 8d. in part of 32,653l. 6s. 8d., appointed by the order in Council of Dec. 19 last to be paid to Sir George Carteret upon the Privy Seal of Novr. 10 last for 41,506l. 13s. 4d. for several quantities of sea victual for the ships to be employed this year, the said order in Council having directed that in regard of the present alteration of His Majesty's affairs, whereby the charge of the fleets may be contracted, no more than the said 32,653l. 6s. 8d. shall be paid upon the said Privy Seal. Early Entry Book IV. p. 142.
Same for 1,500l. to the Earl of Bath, Groom of the Stole, for lace bought for the King and Queen. Ibid, p. 144.
Royal warrant for 300l. to John Trevor, who is commanded to immediately repair to France of His Majesty's special affairs. Ibid, pp. 144–5.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Sir John Shaw and Edward Backwell, late Paymasters of Dunkirk garrison, upon account of the arrears of Dunkirk garrison, as by the Privy Seal of Dec. 10 last. Ibid, p. 145.
Same for 100l. to Sir John Cutler for interest of a loan of 5,000l. to the King, the principal of which has been repaid, as by the Privy Seal of 1660, Dec. 3. Ibid, p. 146.
Same, dormant, for the perpetuity of 21l. 4s. 8d. per an. to the Churchwardens of St. Magnus parish, London, for the poor of the parish. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Mary Roberts as royal bounty: as by the Privy Seal of Nov. 9 last. Ibid, p. 147.
Same for 1,000l. to Dr. James Hide. executor of Dr. Thomas Hide, for a loan of 1,000l. made to the late King at Oxford, which loan was secured in 1643 by Viscount Cullen, Sir John Banks and others, and was part of the debts countersecured by the late King by New Forest and other lands. Ibid, pp. 147–8.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Edmund Sawyer, Auditor of Crown revenues in co. Oxford, to make allowance in the accounts of the rent of the manor of Woodstock to the Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain, of the various fees, detailed, for his offices of Steward and Lieutenant of the said manor, Keeper of the Great Park, Keeper of the outwoods and Ranger of the new forest, Keeper of the gates of the park, with the keeping of the garden and the meadows there; also certain other allowances, detailed, connected with same. Ibid, pp. 148–9.
Same from same to the Receipt directing that the 2,404l. 5s. 8d., warranted to Edward Backwell by warrant of Feb. 9 last, should be paid out of the receipts from the Excise of London. Ibid, p. 149.
Same from same to same to pay the 300l. remaining of the 500l. to Lord Herbert of Ragland for the repair of Chepstow Castle, as by the Privy Seal of Sept. 27 last, out of the receipts from the Crown revenues of South Wales. Ibid, p. 151.
Money warrant for three months' advance on his ordinary of 5l. a day to Sir George Downing, viz., from Feb. 28 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces. Ibid, p. 149.
March 14 Money warrant for 520l. to Edward East, His Majesty's watchmaker, for the making and mending of clocks, watches and alarums and other works done for His Majesty's service. Early Entry Book IV. p. 152.
Same for 430l. to the Earl of St. Albans for a jewel sold to the King by said Earl. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the auditor of the Receipt for the issue to Sir Thomas Vyner of 10,746l. 3s. 10d. (being 5 ½ per cent. on 190,385l. 7s. 1 ½d. of the late usurper's coin recoined by said Vyner in accordance with the agreement with the King) and 3,988l. 7s. 0d. for consideration of the forbearance of several sums of money advanced by him for the King's service, and 4,717l 14s. 4d. for forbearance of moneys lent by him to the King and for charges and expenses in and about several services for the King without account: making in all 19,451l. 18s. 9d. Ibid, pp. 150–1.
The like for the following amounts similarly to Alderman Meynell, viz., 6,650l. 13s. 0d. (being 5 ½ per cent. as above on 120.921l. recoined as above), 3,229l. 8s. 7d. for forbearance for moneys advanced and 3,282l. 1s. 7d. for forbearance for moneys lent, &c., as above: in all 13.162l. 3s. 2d. Ibid, p. 151.
March 19 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to strike the following tallies, viz., for 25l. on Thomas Marston, receiver of taxes under the late usurpers in co. Rutland, for three months from 1649, March 25; for 8l. 17s 1d. on Thomas Malbone, treasurer or receiver of the extraordinary tax of decimation under the said usurpers in co. Chester; for 14l. 12s. 0d. on Thomas Whitcombe, receiver or collector of public moneys under the said usurpers in co. Gloucester: being all moneys remaining in their several hands. Ibid, p. 152.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to Col. William Legg for Xmas quarter last for the office of Ordnance, as by the Privy Seal of 1661–2, Jan. 27. Ibid, p.153.
Same for 958l. 4s. 0d. to same for the charge of carriage and other provisions of war necessary for the supply of Portsmouth garrison: as by the Privy Seal of Dec. 31 last. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to permit Viscount Dillon to ship for Ireland a parcel of plate to the value of 350l. Ibid, p. 154.
Same from same to same to permit 1,000l. in pieces of eight (which Alderman Backwell has undertaken to advance) to be transported to Bombay for the present supply of the forces there, as by the order of the Privy Council of the 13th inst. Ibid, pp. 154–5.
Appending:—Copy of said order of the King in Council for the despatch of said sum "and that the Lord High Treasurer of England and the Lord Ashley, Chancellor of the Exchequer, likewise write a letter to the President of Surat desiring him to take care that the garrison of Bonne Bay want neither moneys nor necessary provisions to the value of 4,466l.; and what bills of exchange he shall send over charged on their lordships to the value aforesaid shall be accepted and punctually satisfied by them."
Money warrant for 169l. 14s. 9d. to Sir Edw. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to be by him paid to the Lord Almoner or his deputy for the allowance usually distributed every Maundy Thursday and the Easter following. Ibid, p. 155.
Prefixing:—Certificate by Jon Clarke, clerk [in the Treasurer of the Chamber's office], of the amount annually paid for the above.
March 19 Money warrant for the amount due to John Archer, Sergeant at Law, for going as judge of assize last summer circuit for the Western counties, July 11 to Aug. 20: the allowance heretofore paid to a Sergeant at Law thus employed as a judge of assize and gaol delivery being 3l. 4s. 8d. a day for the diet charges and expenses of himself, his assistants, servants and horses. Early Entry Book IV. p. 156.
March 20 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Farmers of the Customs to observe the warrant of 1660–1, Jan. 5, supra, p. 182, for payment of the Earl of Denbigh's creation money. Ibid, VIII. p. 149.
March 21 Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a Privy Seal for 10,000l. to John Harvy, Treasurer and Receiver General of the Queen Consort, for the use of said Queen for and in place of a half-year to Lady Day next on her settlement: the King intending to settle on the Queen 20,000l. per an. out of Crown lands from Michaelmas last, the letters patent for which cannot be so speedily prepared as to allow her to have the benefit of same for the half-year ending Lady Day next. (Money warrant hereupon dated 1663, April 16, and see infra, p. 513, under date 1663, April 4.) Ibid, IV. pp. 161, 189.
March 24 Same from same to same for a bill to pass the Privy Seal in terms of a draft prefixed for the issue to Edward Davis of the fine of 160l., payable to the King by William Lockyer on a copy of a small living in the manor of Widcombe, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall: the said Davis's son having been executed at Exeter by the late powers for endeavouring to restore the King. Ibid, p. 158.
Money warrant for 26l. 6s. 2d. to Anthony Samuell for rent at 1660, Sept. 29, for the town of Kingsthorpe in Northampton-shire and for a mill there, he having purchased said rents from the late usurpers: same being ordered to be repaid him by the letters patent of 1661, May 25. and by the order of the Commissioners for the examination of the late pretended sales of Crown and Church lands. Ibid, pp. 159–60.
Same, dormant, for 2s. a day to Robert Ford, junr., for his office of keeping His Majesty's house at Newmarket and the garden belonging to the said house: as by letters patent of 1644–5, Feb. 8. Ibid, pp. 160–1.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet for a PrivySeal for 1,000l. to the Viscount of Falkland to repay a loan of 1,000l. made by his father to the late King at Oxford about Xmas, 1642. Ibid, pp. 164–5.
Money warrant, dormant, for the fee of 6d. a day to John Curtis for the office of one of His Majesty's gunners, as by letters patent of 1634, April 15. Ibid, p. 167.
Same for the like fee to William Mosse for the like office, as by letters patent of 1637, April 19. Ibid.
Same for the fee of 12d. a day to Edward Ashby for the like office, as by letters patent of 1634, June 23. Ibid.
March 24 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to grant a certificate according to the [Navigation] Act for Thomas Browne's ship the "St. Michaell." to have the privilege of a ship belonging to England, he having purchased the same before Oct. 1, as the Act therein directed, and having only failed to obtain a certificate to be inserted in the list that was to be transmitted to the Exchequer before December by having been at sea. Early Entry Book X. p. 183.
Prefixing:—Customs Farmers' report on said Browne's petition.
Same from same to same to pursue a royal warrant, recited, for allowing to Captain Nicholas Millett the abatement of 10 per cent. of the Customs on the landing of the ship "Loyal Merchant," of 5–600 tons and 50 guns, for her first two voyages in accordance with the clause in the late act for establishing the Customs for giving encouragement to such as shall build great ships for strength and service of 300 tons and 30 guns or upwards with two or three decks: said Millett having built the first ship of that burden upon a private account within the King's dominions. Ibid, pp. 183–4.
Same from same to Edward Chamberlaine, junr., to repair to his office of Comptroller of Customs and subsidies in Yarmouth port, to which he is constituted by letters patent of the 10th inst. Ibid, p. 184.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of 75 jars of olives put on board a hoy at Portsmouth by William Cleggett, purser of His Majesty's ship the "York," to be carried to Chatham. Ibid, p. 185.
Prefixing:—Note of said Clegget's petition and report thereon by said Customs Farmers.
[?] Same from same to same for same of a seizure of spices, imported from Holland by John Wiggett and Ro. Walter, being persons that pay considerable sums yearly for manufactures shipped out, they having imported spices in the expectation of the King's proclamation for allowance of such importation, but the said proclamation not having come forth at the arrival of the spices. Ibid, pp. 185–6.
Prefixing:—Note of petition from said Wiggett, &c., and report from the Customs Farmers.
1663, March 26 Same from same to Thomas Greene, one of the messengers of the Chamber in ordinary attending the Lord Treasurer, to apprehend Thomas Ellen, Henry Lownes, John Nythe, William Faucoone and Thomas Abbott for violently making a rescue of some packs of wool seized by John Impett, deputy Surveyor General of Customs. Ibid, p. 186.
Privy Seal for 353l. to William Overton, a chirurgeon now in His Majesty's Navy, for curing several maimed soldiers in Jamaica. Ibid, IV. pp. 159, 160, 176.
Appending:—(1) Sir Philip Warwick to [the Earl of Sandwich] conveying Treasurer Southampton's subscription of said Privy Seal. (2) The Earl of Sandwich's memorial in behalf of said Overton. (Money warrant hereon dated April 10.)
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay William Orton 13l. for one quarter's fee to Sept. 29 last as one of the King's waiters in London port, loco William Goodman. Ibid, p. 159.
March 26 Money warrant, dormanst, for 50l. per an. to Bartholomew Bynan for his place of one of the falconers in ordinary, as by the letters patent of 1662, April 28. Early Entry Book IV. p. 163.
Lord Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Alderman Backwell and the officers of the Mint requesting a certificate both by weight and by tale of the product in English money of so much of the Dunkirk money as has been coined into standard English money: and requiring with regard to the boxes of the said Dunkirk money which were deposited in the hands of several people as securities for loans "that according to the proporcon that the boxes were delivered out for the respective summs of currant money or loanes viz. 19 boxes for each 20,000l. sterling you deliver 20,000l. sterling to the said Mr. Backwell [for every 19 such boxes] to be paid in by him into the Receipt of His Maties Exchequer that soe a perfect accompt may be kept in the Exchequer of what was the true product of the money soe by him received in France and he thereupon may receive a legall and formall discharge. And because it imports His Majesty's service who payes interest all this time for those loans wee require you to hasten the coinage of the said monyes." Ibid, pp. 192–3.
March 27 Money warrant, dormant, for 100 marks per an. as annuity to William Legg (one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber) on his appointment as Lieut Gen. of the Ordnance, as by letters patent of 1660, June 28. Ibid, p. 162.
Same for 12d. a day to George Clark as surviving patentee (since the death of Thomas Eastbrooke) in the office of clerk of the deliveries of all manner of Ordnance in the Tower, Minories and other storehouses, as by the letters patent of 1640, July 17. Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the President of Surat forwarding for his observance the order of the King in Council for the supply of the garrison of Bombay with such moneys and necessary provisions to the value of 4,766l. as same shall desire (see supra, p. 508, under date 1662–3, March 19). Ibid, p. 163.
March 30 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay the Earl of Bolingbroke's creation money, as by the warrant of 1661, Nov. 23, supra, p. 308. Ibid, p. 168.
March 31 Same from same to [same] for the observation of a royal warrant of the 7th inst., prefixed in detail, for Col. Daniell O'Neale to be permitted to import 50 tons of brimstone [without regard to the importation clauses of the Navigation Act], there being a necessity of same for the providing powder for the stores, and same not being conveniently to be had from the immediate places of the production thereof. Ibid, X. p. 187.
Same from same to same to permit the ship "Society," of London (belonging to John Gould and Company of London, merchants, and returned from Zante with currants, being French built, but English owned and navigated according to the Act), to import her cargo of currants on payment of duties according to the Book of Rates. Ibid, p. 188.
Prefixing:—Petition from said Gould and Co., and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to same for discharge of the seizure of the ship "Hellena," of Rotterdam and two bags of spices, as petitioned for by John Cowett. Ibid, pp. 188–9.
Prefixing:—ut supra.
Same from same to same to continue the payment of Viscount Conway's creation money, as by the former warrant directed to them as Customs Commissioners. Ibid, p. 190.
March 31 Money warrant for 100l. to [James] Norfolk, Esq., Sergeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for incidents for the service of said house. Early Entry Book IV p. 165.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a Privy Seal for 2,000l. to Thomas Bushell, who was employed by the late King in several services during the late wars, wherein he laid out several sums of money and procured divers clothes and other necessaries for the late King's army. "whereof he hath at present made sundry pretences which cannot yet be soe cleared as to make a true state of his accompt." (Money warrant hereon dated 1663, May 6.) Ibid, pp. 166, 206.
Same from same to the Receipt for a tally for 58l. 7s. 0d. to be levied on John Cary, late Commissioner for Sequestrations in Oxford under the late usurpers. being so much remaining in his hands: same to be in part of the 1,000l. directed to be paid to Sir Thomas Ingram by the Privy Seal of 1661–2, Feb. 28. Ibid, p. 168.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pursue a former warrant, prefixed, of 1660–1, Jan. 4, directed to the Customs Commissioners for payment of the creation money of the Earl of Dover as Earl of Dover and Viscount Rochford. Ibid, pp. 171–2.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for divers inhabitants of the city of Westminster and parish of St. Martins [in the Fields] who have represented in a petition that the Gentlemen and Yeomen Harbingers did by the King's and the Lord Chamberlain's command hire many lodgings for the servants of the Queen [Consort] and the late Princess Royal of Orange, for which they are in arrear and unpaid at least six months. Ibid.
Same for 17.349l. 13s. 10 ½d. to the Earl of Peterborough for three months to Nov. 4 last for the pay of His Majesty's forces in the kingdoms of Morocco, Sus, and Fez. Ibid, pp. 170–1.
Same for 20l. to Judith Hobson, relict of Edward Hobson, as royal bounty for his services and her necessities. Ibid, p. 173.
Same for 1,500l. to Thomas Cooke to be employed by him in His Majesty's service in erecting a Tennis court in the place of the Brake at the palace of Whitehall. Ibid, p. 208.
March— Money warrant for 3,702l. 1s. 4d. to Stephen Fox for the pay of the regiment of Guards under Lord Wentworth for two months from Nov. 17 last: to be paid out of Dunkirk money. Ibid, p. 137.
Same for 3,165l. 17s. 4d. to the Duke of York for the pay of the garrison of Portsmouth, 1662, Aug. 9 to Nov. 29, to be paid out of same. Ibid, p. 138.
Same for 9,454l. 5s. 8d. to Stephen Fox in full of the warrant of Oct. 25 last for 18,831l. 18s. 8d.: to be paid out of same. Ibid.