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Entry Book: April 1665

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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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April 1665

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 1 Same from same to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of some Scotch flannel ("flaning") shipped by Alexander Jameson on the "Blessing," of Leith, Henry Donnolson master, for Flanders and detained at Yarmouth under the embargo. Ibid, X. p. 304.
Prefixing:—Note of Jameson's petition and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to Sir John Norton, Receiver General for co. Southampton. to pay quarterly to Lord St. John, Sir Robert Howard and Col. Norton 5.000l. for four quarters with the interest of six per cent. and reward of three per cent. and 50l. for charges: all in repayment of the sum of 20,000l. which they jointly advanced for the King's service, particularly for the Office of Ordnance. to be repaid out of the royal aid out of co. Southampton from 1665, Lady Day. Ibid, V. p. 318.
Same from same to the Master Worker of the Mint to pay 10,000l. to Sir George Carteret out of the Dunkirk money in the Tower for provisions, &c., for the Navy: of great present importance. Ibid, p. 319.
Appending:—Sign manual for same.
April 3 Money warrant for 150.000l. to Col. William Legg. Lieutenant of the Ordnance, out of the royal aid of certain counties, detailed. Ibid, pp. 320–1.
Prefixing:—A note. signed by Sir Jo. Duncombe, of demands by the Lieutenant of the Ordnance for present effectual assignments to meet a detailed list of the Privy Seals for the Ordnance.
Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt forwarding, in regard to the issues to be assigned on the royal aid for the Navy and Ordnance, the names of the receivers of the several counties. Ibid, pp. 321–2.
Appending:—money warrant for 40.000l. to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy, on the Privy Seal of Dec. 22 last for 912,500l. for wages, wear and tear for 25,000 men to be employed at sea: and also for 100,000l. to same for sea victuals on the Privy Seal of November 30 last for 304.166l. 13s. 4d. for same: both said warrants to come out of the Royal Aid on certain counties, detailed, in a list appended.
April 4 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to advance Sir George Downing 450l., it not agreeing with His Majesty's service that he should stay till July next, which is the best assignment that can be given him. Ibid, p. 322
April 4 Money warrant for half a year's pension to Madame le Grande, the King being pleased to take off the restraint on her pension. Early Entry Book V. p. 322.
Same for 100l. to Stephen Fox (on his Privy Seal of March 23 last for 1,000l. for secret service) to be paid to Col. Walter Slingesby, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Wight. Ibid.
April 6 Same for 100l. to Stephen Fox (on his Privy Seal for 1,000l. for secret service) to be paid to Richard Irwin as royal bounty. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners approving of the propositions made by Timothy Colles for the farm of the Excise of Sussex: and ordering a commission to be given to said Colles and Edwin Skrimsher, of Grendon Bishop, co. Hereford, to collect and receive the said Excise for half a year from Lady Day last, they advancing the sum of 900l., and giving bond for 900l. more: to be followed by a lease of the said Excise to the said Colles and Skrimsher for 2½ years from Sept. 29 next at the rent of 950l. a quarter. Ibid, XII. pp. 150–1.
Appending:—The Excise Commissioners' certificate, dated the 30th ult., relating to the failure of Sir Herbert Lunsford (who had the above farm from 1662. Sept. 29. for three years at 3,600l. per an.) to pay his rent, he being 3,890l. in arrear at Lady Day last: and proposing to re-assume the said farm and to re-grant it as detailed above.
Followed by:—A further warrant from Treasurer Southampton ordering them to re-assume the farm as above proposed.
April 7 Same from same to the Clerk of the Signet for preparation of a Privy Seal, in terms prefixed, for 40,000l. to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Wardrobe, for and towards defraying the arrears of the Wardrobe for tradesmen, wages, &c., &c. (Privy Seal hereon, April 28; money warrant hereon, May 25.) Ibid, V. pp. 326, 346 7.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to the Earl of Sandwich as imprest for the ordinary charge of the Wardrobe for one year to Sept. 29 next; and 5,000l. for extraordinaries. Ibid, p. 323.
Letter of direction concerning the 1,000l. remaining unpaid on an order of 1.690l. to the Wardrobe for providing mourning on the death of the Duchess of Sevoy. Ibid, p. 324.
Money warrant, dormant, for the fee of 12d. a day and 1l. 6s. 8d. a year to George Barber for his place as gamekeeper about the river from Wandsworth Bridge to Merton ("Martin") Abbey, co. Surrey: as by the letters patent of 1664, August 8. Ibid.
Sir Philip Warwick to the Attorney General to proceed in the preparation of a lease to Elianor Villiers, one of the daughters of Sir Edward Villiers, Kt., deceased, of the rent of 500l. per an., payable to the King out of the New River and the Waterwork brought from Shadwell and Hanwell to London: same to be for 41 years after the expiration of the 31 years' lease of same granted to John Buckworth, merchant, 1661, July 23, on the surrender of a former patent granted to one John Robinson, gent. Ibid, p. 325.
April 8 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners to issue without delay new commissions to the several present Sub-Commissioners in the several cities and counties in England and Wales for collecting the duty of Excise from the date hereof to Sept. 29 next during the continuance of the several farms of Excise now in being. Early Entry Book XII pp. 152–3.
Prefixing:—A draft from in blank of the Commission as proposed to be issued as above: approved by the Attorney General.
April 10 Letter of direction concerning the 155l. remaining unpaid on the Privy Seal of 1663, July 4, for 300l. to Mr. Mewse. Ibid, V. p. 324.
Money warrant for 200l. to Edmond Smith as royal bounty, as by the Privy Seal of May 16 last. Ibid, p. 326.
Same for the monthly sum of 1,396l. 0s. 8d. to Sir George Carteret for the pay of Sir William Killigrew's regiment: as by the Privy Seal of Jan. 16 last. Ibid, p. 327.
Same for 200l. to Sir John Hebden without accompt for His Majesty's secret service: as by the Privy Seal of Feb.28 last. The like for 1,000l. to same for same as by the Privy Seal of March 23 last. Ibid, p. 328.
Entry of [Treasurer Southampton's allowance of] Richard Gregory's craving for his allowance as one of the Messengers of the Chamber for his attendance on Treasurer Southampton for Lady Day quarter last. Ibid.
[?] Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Robert Smith of Upton co. Essex. Ibid.
April 14 Same from same to the Masters and Workers of the Mint to pay 10,000l. to Stephen Fox out of the Dunkirk money; to be employed according to particular orders and directions to be received from His Majesty: as by the sign manual of this day's date. Ibid, p. 329.
Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt to apply the arrears of Tenths from the diocese of Winchester to meet the 288l. 7s. 4d. due to [John] Osborne for his fee as Treasurer's Remembrancer, and the 250l. due to Mr. Solby. Ibid.
April 15 Money warrant for 120l. to Stephen Fox (on the 1,000l. ordered to him for secret service by the Privy Seal of March 23 last) to be paid to Mr. Du Molin for His Majesty's service. Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to Stephen Fox for secret service: as by the Privy Seal of the 8th inst. Ibid, p. 330.
April 20 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners to allow to Nathaniel Manton 100l. a year for four years to 1665, Lady Day, he having been employed before the King's restoration, and having been more than ordinarily ministerial in discovering and recovering the arrears then due "whereof wee are in part satisfied of our owne knowledge." From Lady Day last said Manton is displaced in the Excise and his place taken by Sir Denny Ashburnham. Ibid, XII. p. 155
April 21 Same from same to the Receipt for tallies to be struck on the Farm of the Customs for 20,000l. on the rent due Lady Day last; for 20,000l. on same to be due Sept. 29 next; for 20,000l. on same to be due Lady Day, 1666; for 20,000l. on same to be due Sept. 29, 1666; for 20,000l. on same to be due Lady Day, 1667, and for 10,000l. on same to be due Sept. 29, 1667: same to be to meet the 110,000l. still remaining unpaid of 190,000l. due to Sir John Jacob, Sir Nicholas Crispe, Sir John Harrison and the others concerned in the letters patent of August last. Ibid, V. p. 330.
April 21 Money warrant for 100l. to Stephen Fox (out of the 1,000l. ordered to him for secret service) to be paid to Capt. George Cary for His Majesty's service. Early Entry Book V. p. 330.
Same for 40,000l. to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy (on the Privy Seal of 304.166l. 13s. 4d. for sea victuals for 25,000 men): and for 20,000l. and 40,000l. (on the Privy Seal for 912,500l. for wages, wear and tear of 25,000 men): to be by tallies, detailed, on the Royal aid. Ibid, p. 331.
[?] Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fees due from Sir Nicholas Crispe, of Hammersmith, co. Midd, and Sir John Shaw, of London. Ibid.
April 22 Entry of the declaration of the accompt of Stephen Fox, Paymaster of the new-raised Guards, for 1662, August 9 to 1663–4, March 19. Ibid, p. 335.
April 23 Countersignature by Treasurer Southampton of a royal warrant for Monsieur Boreel to embark for Holland with certain horses, &c. Ibid, X. p. 305.
April 24 Money warrant for 1¼ years to be paid on the pension of 1,000l. a year to Viscount Dillon; the late Sir Evan Lloyd having advanced on that pension 1,160l. on the strength of a royal sign manual of 1663, June 27; same to be by tallies on Bevis Lloyd, brother and executor of said Sir Evan, and Receiver of Crown revenues for South Wales. Ibid, V. p. 333.
Same for 109l. 9s. 3d. to the Duke of Albemarle for repairs in Hampton Court New Park or House Park. Ibid.
Appending:—Account of said repairs.
April 25 Same, dormant, for the fee of 4d. a day and 12l. a year to Lyonell Emps for his office of crossbow maker and hand gunner in ordinary to the King: as by the Privy Seal of 1664, July 27. Ibid, p. 332.
April 27 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to pay the creation money due to Charles Earl of Portland from the time same was last paid to Jerome, late Earl of Portland. Ibid, p. 334.
Money warrant for three months' ordinary in advance, from the last day of Feb. last, to Sir George Downing, Envoy Extraordinary to the States General. Ibid, p. 335.
April 29 Same for 17,500l. to Samuel Pepys for three months's pay for Tangier garrison to Feb. 4 last, as by the Privy Seal of the 18th inst.; and further for 150l. for the same period on the additional ay of 500l. (The italicised portion is struck through.) Ibid, pp. 335–6.
Same for 2,400l. to Denzill Lord Holles, Ambassador to the French King, for six months' ordinary to the 29th inst. Ibid, p. 337
April 29 Letter of direction concerning the 550l. remaining unpaid of 750l. ordered to John Banister for himself and 12 violins. Early Entry Book V. p. 337.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of silk imported by Thomas Bretton. Ibid, X. p. 306.
Prefixing:—Note of Bretton's petition and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
April— Same from same to Francis Stevens, a Sergeant at Arms, to arrest Marke Davies, late a Sub-Commissioner for Excise in co. Hereford, who has failed to pay. in 116l. received by him from Thomas Mayo, a fellow Sub-Commissioner. Ibid, XII. p. 154.
Money warrant for 500l. as equipage to Sir John Finch, appointed Resident at Florence: and also for 250l. as a quarter in advance on his ordinary of 1,000l., dating from Lady Day last. Ibid, V. p. 327.