Entry Book: August 1664

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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 1664

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 2 Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Gilbert Talbott, Master of the Jewels and Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark, for his equipage in that employ: and further for three months' advance on his ordinary of 5l. a day. Ibid, p. 218.
Aug. 5 Note of the attestation by Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley of the declaration of the additional account of Thomas Lord Windsor, late Governor of Jamaica: being for a charge of 3,536l. 10s. 0d. remaining on the foot of his previous account. Ibid, p. 294.
Aug. 6 A note of the account of Thomas Stringer and John Fisher of the moneys spent or divided by them on the Privy Seal of 1663, Sept. 29, for the issue of 20,000l. to be paid to the late King's creditors on the surrender of Clarendon Park, held by divers persons as security for loans made to the late King at Oxford. Early Entry Book V. pp. 187–8.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Countess of Sunderland, in further part of her Privy Seal for 5,000l. Ibid, p. 195.
Same for 200l. to Mr. Sandelin on his pension: according to His Majesty's command, and notwithstanding the restraint on the payment of pensions. Ibid, p. 189.
Same for 250l. to the Countess of Brentford for half a year on her pension; and dormant warrant for continuation of same in future: notwithstanding the abovesaid restraint. Ibid
Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated from Titchfield. "The state of the Queen's allowances being represented unto me some few daies before I went from London and finding upon His Majesties letters patents that warranted the payment of 40,000l. by the yeare unto Her Majesties use to commence from Midsomer was two yeares, that at Midsomer last there will be due to Her Majesty 25,000l." prays him to examine same and to draw an order for the amount due to the Queen thereon. Ibid, pp. 191, 196.
Aug. 8 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies on the Customs Farmers for 1,000l. due and in arrear to the Messengers of the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 194.
Aug. 9 Money warrant for 190l. to Hugh May, Paymaster of the Works: as by the Privy Seal of the 20th ult. for the repair of His Majesty's seven almshouses, situate in Bishospgate Street, London, in an alley adjoining Clark's Hall without Bishopsgate. Ibid, p 189.
Same for 212l. 3s. 10d. to Col. Henry Farr, Governor of Landguard Point, for the repairs of the fort there: being the remains of 500l. for that purpose ordered by the Privy Seal of 1661–2, March 7. Ibid, p. 190.
Same, dormant, for 37l. 11s. 4d. a month to said Col. Farr from May 14 last for the garrison of Landguard Fort, as by the Privy Seal of July 19 last. Ibid.
Same for the fee of 8d. a day to John Cary, for the office of Keeper of Marylebone ("Maribone") Park, co. Midd.: same being granted to him 1622, May 7, by the name of John Cary, son and heir apparent of Sir Philip Carey: which office is since become void. Ibid, p. 191.
Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt. "His Majesty hath directed by two Privy Seales of the 27th of July the payment of 53,090l. and 40,000l. to Sieur Constantine Huggins Knt. Seignr. de Zuylichem deputy to His Majesty's nephew the Prince of Orange; the one for a debt, the other for the Princess Royal's portion, both which he intends to pay soe soone as his occasions will suite with the same. In the meane time I pray you receive and register those Privy Seales in the Receipt of His Majesties Exchequer, that soe in due and convenient time they may be in a readines to warrant the payments they direct." Ibid.
Aug. 9 Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Capt. John Lloyd, who carried His Majesty's colours in the West till the disbanding at Truro, where he delivered them to Lord Capel, in which service he lost much blood and his estate, praying allowance of his disbursements as a Sub-Commissioner of Excise for cos. Denbigh and Flint from 1661. Early Entry Book XII. pp. 121–2.
Prefixing:—Note of said petition.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of some cloth, beans and Virginia tobacco, shipped by James Peterson, Alexander Suckler, John Browne and James Watson, mariners. Ibid, X. p. 283.
Prefixing:—Note of petition from said Peterson et al., and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Aug. 12 Money warrant for 20,000l. (out of the 20,000l. received from Sir Thomas Player, in part of the loan of 100,000l. from the city): upon the following Privy Seals, viz.: 1663–4, March 22, for 929l. 16s. 1d. for provisions for the "Leopard" and 11 other vessels named; March 22 for 1,457l. 6s. 1d. for provisions for the "Jersey" and three other vessels named; March [? May] 17, for 997l. 17s. 1¾d. for building a storehouse at Portsmouth for the Navy; 1664, June 18, for 2,240l. for ordnance; June 18, for 1,890l. 5s. 3d. for ammunition for the "London" and 11 other ships named; July 20, for 1,572l. 1s. 2d. for ammunition for the "Westergate" and 19 other ships named; July 20, for 2,795l. for iron ordnance; July 30, for 8,117l. 14s. 3d. for ammunition for the "Prince" and 32 other vessels named. Ibid, V. p. 192.
The like for 20,000l. to be assigned to the office of Ordnance out of the Customs, same to be for the following Privy Seals, detailed, viz.: 1663, May 30, for 845l. 8s. 6d. for reparations of Gravesend and Tilbury forts; August 28 for 1,096l. 12s. 0d. for ordnance, powder, &c., for Jamaica; Sept. 30, for 195l. 12s. 6d. for bedding for the three foot companies in the Tower; Dec. 17 for 1,380l. 16s. 3½d. for furnishing the garrison of Tangier; 1663–4, Jan. 7, for 531l. 10s. 0d. for repair of the platforms, carriages, &c., in the Tower of London; Feb. 7, for 1,112l. for arms, &c., for Jamaica; March 12, for 887l. 10s. 9d. for ordnance for Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle, Cowes Castle, and Sandown fort in the Isle of Wight; March 12, for 2,467l. 10s. 1d. for furnishing Dover Castle, Arcliffe Bulwark, Sandown Castle, Walmer Castle and Sandgate Castle; 1664, April 30, for 247l. 4s. 0d. for bandoliers for Col. John Russel's Regiment of Foot Guards; April 30, for 1,391l. 4s. 2¼d. for ordnance, &c., delivered to Richard Nicholls for supply of the Plantations in New England; April 30, for 173l. 13s. 4d. for bedding for the garrison of Tynemouth; June 18, for 711l. 0s. 2d. for ordnance, &c., for Landguard Point, in Sussex; July 20, for 142l. 15s. 4d. for repairs at Pendennis Castle; July 20, for 2,824l. 2s. 10d. in full of 3,822l. for building storehouses and a wharf at Portsmouth; July 20 for 6,000l. for half a year's ordinary [for the Office of Ordnance] to 1664, Sept. Ibid, p. 193.
Aug. 15 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a Privy Seal for the delivery to Henry Browne, housekeeper to the Queen Mother, of three tuns of French wine free of Custom. Ibid. X. p. 283.
Aug. 15 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay to Thomas Coniers his fee as searcher in Berwick port from 1662–3, Feb. 10. Early Entry Book X. p. 283.
Aug. 27 Money warrant for 5,000l. to Hugh May Paymaster of the Works, for carrying on His Majesty's building at Greenwich: as by the Privy Seal of May 23 last. Ibid, V. p. 188.
Same for 2,000l. to Sir William Curtius, formerly resident for his late Majesty and for the present King to several Princes in Germany, and now to be employed as Resident there: as by the Privy Seal of the 5th inst. Ibid, p. 194
Same, dormant, for the fee of 40l. per an. to Humphry Painter, one of His Majesty's chirurgeons in ordinary: as by the letters patent of 1644–5, Feb. 21. Ibid.
Same, dormant, for the allowance of 10l. per an. each, granted by way of increase of a former allowance, to Alexander Simpson, John Eldridge, John Young, George Warde, Robert Pounde, John Hosey, John Redwood, John Williams and Richard Gwynne, nine of His Majesty's litter men who are to attend him in his chair or litter: as by the Privy Seal of the 7th ult. Ibid, pp. 194–5.
Same for the continuance of the pension of 1,000l. per an. to Mrs. Lane, now Lady Fisher, by special command of His Majesty, he not intending that the general restraint on the payment of pensions should extend to her: and warrant for a half-year thereupon. Ibid, p. 195
Money warrant for half a year on the pensions of Madame le Grand, Mrs. Slaughter and Mrs. Lesley: as by His Majesty's special command, and notwithstanding the general restraint on pensions. Ibid.