Entry Book: August 1663

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

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August 1663

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 3 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to permit Christopher Boone to transport 32 pieces of wrought plate. Ibid, X. p. 216.
Prefixing:—Customs Farmers' report on said Boone's petition for same.
Aug. 4 Money warrant for 300l., in part of 600l. to Elizabeth Mewse, widow, as royal bounty, as by the Privy Seal of the 4th ult. Ibid, IV. p. 293.
Same for 600l., in full of 1,200l., to Mr. Trelawny out of money to be paid into the Exchequer by Thomas Daniel, Receiver of Crown revenues for cos. Beds, Bucks, &c. Ibid, p. 294.
Same for 160l. to John, Earl of Exeter, to defray the charge of demolishing the walls of Northampton: as by the Privy Seal of May 12 last. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to permit bearer to receive from on board the vessel "Mary" in the Thames some goods, detailed (sweet water, gunpowder and a night gown, and other things for night dressing), sent from Sir William St. Ravy out of France to His Majesty. Ibid, X. p 217.
Aug. 8 Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Francis Stevens, one of the Sergeants at Arms attending the Lord Treasurer, for an increase of salary corresponding to that of the Sergeants at Arms attending the King and the Lord Chancellor. Early Entry Book IV p. 295.
Prefixing:—Note of said petition.
Money warrant for 345l. 10s. 0d. to William Legg for the repairs of Scarborough Castle, 110l. thereof being to repay Sir Jordan Crosland, governor thereof, for money expended in said repairs. Ibid, p. 299.
Aug. 9 Same for 192l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth and Abigail Mell, daughters and executrixes of Davis Mell, one of His Majesty's musicians for arrears of his wages to 1662, April 27, being the day of his death. Ibid, p. 298.
Aug. 10 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pursue the warrant of 1660–1, Feb. 21, for the payment of 40l. per an. to the Mayor and burgesses of Dartmouth for making a bulwalk for the safety of that port and town. Ibid, p. 299.
Same from same to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on Henry Deane and Samuel Welcome for 240l. to be paid to John Napper out of a forfeiture of linen cloth: as by the Privy Seal of the 5th inst. Ibid, p. 300.
Same to same for a tally on the Customs for the 300l. warranted for the repair of the works of Plymouth garrison. Ibid, p. 301.
[?] Money warrant for 50l. to Jane Flexwell, relict of Thomas Flexwell, gunsmith, who was for eight years His Majesty's gunsmith at Oxford. Ibid, pp. 299–300.
Prefixing:—Said Jane Flexwell's petition.
Aug. 11 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for a tally to be struck on Sir Jo. Arundell for the 100l. he is to pay in for his benovelence to His Majesty (he and Mr. [Col.] Arundell, Governor of Pendennis Castle, being to pay in 100l. each for said benevolence): which is to be allowed to Col. Arundell upon his fee of 10s. a day as Governor of said Castle. Ibid, p. 300
Money warrant for 236l. 12s. 5d. to John Baynes (Baines), Agent for Major General Morgan, being interest at six per cent. per an. on 4,600l. furnished by him for His Majesty's forces in Scotland in accordance with the Privy Seal of 1660–1, Jan. 10. Ibid, p. 301.
Aug. 12 Same (dormant) for the wages and fee of 12d. a day to Jonas Grosvenor for his office of one of His Majesty's Sergeants at Arms, for the Marches of Wales: as by the letters patent of 1661, Oct. 8. Ibid, p. 302.
Aug. 15 Money warrant for 120l. to Robert Mason, late of Southampton, merchant, as royal bounty. Ibid, pp. 302–3.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 10th inst.
[?] [Subscription of allowance by] Treasurer Southampton of the bills, entered in abstract, of the Lieutenant of the Tower, for keeping prisoners and for wages, &c., for the two quarters ended June 24 last. Ibid, p. 303.
Aug. 18 Money warrant for 3,957l. 6s. 8d. to the Duke of York for the pay of the garrison of Portsmouth for five months March 21 last to the 8th inst. Ibid, p. 304.
Aug. 18 Money warrant for 17,500l. to Thomas Povie for the third three months' pay of the city, port and garrison of Tangier, May 4 last to the 4th inst. Early Entry Book IV. p. 305.
Same for 600l. to the Countess of Tullibardine, as by the Privy Seal of the 6th inst. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Lady Dorothy Howard as royal bounty Ibid, pp. 305–6.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 8th inst.
Same for 5,000l. to Viscount Fitz-hardinge for the Privy Purse. (Warrant corrected and re-signed the 26th inst.) Ibid, p. 306.
Same for 100l. to Paul Smith Ibid, p. 307.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 15th inst.
Same for 100l. to John Earl of Bridgewater "for such our service as wee have already given our said cousin direccons in." Ibid, p. 308.
Appending:—As above of the 8th inst.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the King's Remembrancer to suspend the rent of 500l. per an. payable by Sir Job Harby as one of the farmers of duty on sea coals and receiver of that duty during his life by appointment of the rest of the farmers thereof, the said rent being three years in arrear and the farm 1½years more to run: all in order to enable Lady Harby, his widow, to receive some part of the great debts due to her late husband out of the late Farm of the Customs. Ibid, X p. 221
Aug. 19 Same from same to the Customs Farmers to observe a royal warrant, prefixed in detail, of this day's date to permit Monsieur de Lespervanche and Monsieur de Merces to freely embark for France with six geldings. Ibid.
Aug. 22 Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Benjamin Wright as royal bounty. Ibid, IV. p. 310.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 21st inst.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to Sir William Courtney, who is now to attend His Majesty to the Bath, 150l. on the Privy Seal for the chirurgeon of Jamaica, which is now assigned to said Courtney. Ibid, p. 311.
Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Henry Cary as royal bounty Ibid, pp. 308, 368.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 15th inst. (Warrant vacated and re-drawn 1663, Oct. 31st, under a royal warrant of Sept. 15th.)
Aug. 24 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners, in accordance with the Privy Seal of Nov. 7 last, to pay 1,450l. to Tho. Ross and Tho. Chiffinch, who by royal warrant of 1660–1, Feb. 22, were granted all the moneys due to the King from Thomas Morrice and William Dodson, late Farmers of Excise of Kent and Sussex, as arrears for the Excise of those counties for 1658 and 1659, the said Farmers having compounded with the Excise Commissioners for 1,450l. for said arrears. Ibid. XII. p. 45.
Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay the creation money of Charles now Earl of Norwich. Ibid, IV. p. 309.
Same from same to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Robert Barnham, of Boughton Monchelsea, co. Kent. Ibid.
Aug. 24 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt from time to time to cause tallies of assignment on Daniel O'Neale, the present postmaster, on the rent of the post office, to be levied at the Receipt according to the Privy Seal of the 6th inst., for the payment to Sir William Morice and Sir Henry Bennet, Principal Secretaries of State, of 462l. 10s. 0d. each quarterly in lieu of their pension or pensions. Early Entry Book IV. p. 309.
Same from same to same for tallies to be levied upon Bernard van Outhousden for a forfeiture: as by the Privy Seal of the 23rd inst.: same to be payable to John Napper. Ibid, p. 310.
Same from same to same to cancel and vacate the tally levied for the above sum upon Henry Deane and Samuell Welcombe for the said forfeiture. Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a Privy Seal in a form, recited in full, for 800l. to Sir John Marley, who has been commanded to repair to Newcastle in order to the King's service: to be by tallies in manner detailed. Ibid, p. 315.
[? Aug. 24 or Sept. 25: see infra p. 596.] Lord Treasurer Southampton to the following officers, severally, viz., Sir Robert Long [Auditor of the Receipt], the Farmers of the Customs, the Commissioners of the Excise, and the seven auditors and receivers of His Majesty's [Crown land] revenues: all requiring their strict observance of an express command of the King addressed to the Treasurer in the following words and dated Whitehall, 1663, August 23. "Wee have seriously considered the state of our affairs. as now they stand and find it will be necessary for the present to putt a stopp upon all pencons. And therefore our will and pleasure is that you forthwith give order as well to the officers of our Exchequer as to any other officers of our receipts and issues where any pensions stand charged that they henceforth forbeare to make payment of any pencons save only of those allowed to our two Principall Secretaries of State untill further order from us." Ibid. p. 319.
Aug. 26 Same from same to the Customs Farmers to observe a royal warrant of June 3 last, prefixed in full, for the Customs officers to receive only half duty upon marble proposed by Martin Tanken, Councillor of State to the Electoral Duke of Saxony and Resident with the United Provinces, to be imported into this country out of the dominions of the said Elector: in order to the encouragement of this commerce which is a new one and not yet settled or known. Ibid, X. p. 222.
Same from same to same to pay the fee of 15l. 6s. 8d. per an. to to Walter Breames for his office of Comptroller of Sandwich port, as by royal letters patent of the 3rd inst. Ibid.
Money warrant for 750l. to Dennis Gauden towards repairing His Majesty's storehouses at Chatham, Dover, Kinsale and Portsmouth. Ibid, IV. p. 311.
Same for 120l. 1s. 0d. to Sir Evan Lloyd, Governor of Chester Castle, for six weeks' pay of garrison of said Castle from June 27 last to the 8th inst. Ibid.
Same for 30l. to Arise Evans as royal bounty I   , p. 312.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 23rd inst.
Aug. 26 Money warrant for 1,251l. 5s. 0d. to Stephen Fox, for the garrison of Gravesend blockhouse 1660–1, Feb. 5 to 1663, June 12 at 40l. 16s. 8d. per month: and to continue payment of said establishment in future. Early Entry Book IV. p. 312.
Same for 4,000l. to William Gomeldon without account, the said sum being disbursed by him according to His Majesty's direction and for goods and jewels for His Majesty's service. Ibid, p. 313.
Same for 100l. to John Baxter, who was master smith to His Majesty's train of artillery at Worcester. Ibid.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 3rd inst.
Aug. 27 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt, for tallies to be struck on the Customs Farmers for 1,068l. 13s. 4d. for John, Earl of Bath. being four months' pay of the garrison of Plymouth for March 20 last to July 9. Ibid, p. 314.
Aug. 31 Money warrant for 12,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, towards the payments that are usually made out of the [office of the] Treasurer of the Chamber: as by the Privy Seal of the 17th inst. Ibid, p. 317.
Same for 400l. to Hugh May, paymaster of the Works, for repairs of the New Park wall near Richmond: with order for the payment of the 1,000l. remaining unpaid to him of his warrant for 2,000l. for the repair of Westminster Hall. Ibid, p. 318.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton, appointing Anthony Seger (Segar), gent, to be the messenger to the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise. Ibid, XII. p. 47.
Treasurer Southampton to all the Bishops, severally, concerning their slackness as collectors of the Tenths of the clergy, in making their payments and passing their accounts, and apprizing them that process has been ordered to issue from the Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths herefor: all to the end effectual order may be taken with the sub-collectors for the paying in of all moneys in hand, and for their quickening for the future, so that they may make demand of the Tenths before the first day of April yearly, and make certificate of the non-solvents of the same within the month of May following. Ibid, IV. p. 320.