Entry Book: May 1667

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 2, 1667-1668. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1905.

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May 1667

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 2 Same for 200l. to Edward Villiers, Capt. of Tynemouth Castle, for the repairs of that castle for the better securing the mouth of that river. Ibid, p. 53
May 8 Same for 18,000l. to James Duke of Monmouth, by way of advance on his annuity or pension of 6,000l. per an., as granted by letters patent 1664–5, Feb. 22: said advance to be for three yearsfrom 1667, Lady Day. (Money warrant hereon dated July 2.) Ibid, pp. 6–7; XVII. p. 21.
May 14 Royal warrant (countersigned only by Lord Arlington) for a money warrant for 500l. to Sir Robert Long as an allowance for him and his clerks for the extra trouble in registering orders on the Additional Aid. Ibid, XV. pp. 62–3, 83.
May 17 Privy Seal for 2,170l. to Charles Earl of Carlisle for his dis-bursements in several embassies to Muscovy, Sweden and Denmark over and above all allowances or payments hitherto made to him. Ibid, pp. 38–9.
[?] Same for 858l. 5s. 0d. to Capt. Geo. Wharton for expense incurred by John Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Sir John Duncombe and Thomas Chichley, Commissioners for the office of Master of the Ordnance, in pulling down the houses that were built about the Tower of London, which exposed that important place to danger by fire and weakened the defence thereof. (Treasury warrant hereon Oct. 9.) Ibid, p. 38; XVII. p. 101.
May 17 Treasury order for 5,000l. to Capt. Geo. Cock for Sick and Wounded. Treasury Order Book XXXV. p. 13.
May 19 Privy Seal for 3,000l. to Lord Arlington for secret service Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XV. p. 137.
May 22 Same for 82l. 10s. to Sir William Armorer, one of the equerries of the King's Great Stable. Ibid, p 121.
May 23 Same for Sir Robert Southwell's ordinary of 100l. a month as Envoy in Portugal: to commence from 1665, Dec. 25. Ibid, p. 6.
May 24 Same for 270l. to John Barker for Lord Arlington for the funeral charges of the Earl of Cleveland, Captain of the Band of Pensioners. (Money order hereon dated July 22.) Ibid, p. 10; XVII. p. 38.
Same for conferring upon Sir John Denham and Thomas Killegrew the fine of 600l. imposed upon Francis Bacon, of Grays Inn, who was convicted about four years since of designing the death of Sir Harbottle Grimstone. (Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt hereon dated Oct. 2.) Ibid XV. p. 12; XVII. p. 87.
May 29 Signature by my Lords of Treasury orders of May 3 for 13,000l. and 13,000l. to Edward Backwell [to be] in repayment [when funds shall have come in on the Eleven Months' tax] of so much money lent by him for His Majesty's service for the maintenance of the present war, on the credit of the Eleven Months' Act and paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer as appears by a tally bearing date with this order: together with the interest thereof at the end of every six months [successively from the date of the said tally and from the date of this order] at the rate of 6 per cent. per an. until repayment of the principal. Treasury Order Book XXXV. pp. 1–2.
May 29 Signature by my Lords of the following Treasury orders for similar loan transactions, viz: of May 3 for 2,700l. to Dame Bridgett Worsley: of May 10 for 2,300l. to Sir Thomas Bond: of May 11 for 500l. to Joseph Williamson: of May 13 for 1,000l. to Ellen Sheldon: and 3,000l. to Sir Thomas Bond: of May 14 for 2,400l. to Sir Thomas Bond: and 1,000l. to Roger Sheldon: of May 20 for 1,000l. to Lord Arlington: of May 21 for 80l. to Lady Ann Evelyn: of May 24 for 500l. to Sir John Brownlowe: and 100l. to Dr. John Pearson Treasury Order Book XXXV. pp. 2–3.
Similar signature by my Lords of Treasury orders as follow for goods delivered to the Naval stores as by certificates of the Naval officers: viz. orders of May 1 for 2,907l. 12s. 8d. to Hugh Upton, of London, merchant, for Riga hemp delivered by him to the stores at Woolwich on the credit of the Eleven Months tax. as by a certificate, &c.: of May 2 for 656l. 4s. 10d. for Henry Loader for anchors delivered to the stores at Deptford: and 387l. 6s. 6d. to same for same: and for 331l. 17s. 11d. to Nicholas Beadley for anchors: and for 956l. 6s. 11½d. to James Barton for cordage and hemp delivered to the stores at Portsmouth: of May 3 for 560l. 17s. 10d. to Christopher Coles for oak and elm planks and nails delivered to the stores at Portsmouth: and for 436l. 12s. 10d. to same for same: and for 461l. 7s. 3d. to same for same delivered at Deptford: and for 3,680l. 11s. 0d. to Randolph Knipe for Quinsborough hemp delivered to the stores at Chatham: and for 572l. 11s. 7d. to Robert Moorcock for oak delivered at Chatham: of May 4 for 345l. 3s. 7d. for William Edgell for blocks, &c., delivered to the stores at Deptford: and for 3,004l. 19s. 0d. to George Cock for hemp delivered at Woolwich; of May 7 for 999l. 5s. 4d. for Christopher Coles for timber and nails delivered at Chatham: of May 8 for 505l. 4s. 9d. to Nicholas Bradley for ironwork and anchors delivered at Deptford: of May 15 for 525l. 19s. 4d. to Christopher Coles for oak delivered at Deptford and Chatham: of May 17 for 269l. 17s. 11d. for John Charles for naval provisions: of May 18 for 372l. 2s. 2d. for William Edgell for blocks supplied to the Navy: and for 227l. 12s. 11d. to Christopher Brunker for copper work: and for 2,070l. 5s. 7d. to George Cocke for Holland duck delivered at Deptford: of May 19 for 158l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fletcher for carved work for the King's ships: of May 20 for 1,507l. 11s. 6d. for Francis Moles for Flanders hemp: and for 366l. 2s. 0d. for Edward Hubbert for planks and nails delivered at Deptford: and for 56l. 10s. 6d. to John Moorecock for boats delivered to the stores at Chatham: of April 22 for 784l. 1s. 7d. for John Ruffhead for ironwork for the Navy: of April 27 for 1,319l. 1s. 1d. for Robert Foley for ironwork delivered to the stores at Deptford: of April 30 for 636l. 5s. 0d. for John Downing for ironwork served into the stores at Deptford: of May 24 for 123l. 8s. 0d. for Philip Coleby for kerseys and cottons delivered to the stores at Woolwich: and for 163l. 15s. 8d. for William Rolfe for leather served in at Portsmouth: and for 2,848l. for William Warren for masts delivered at Deptford: and for 69l. 7s. 11d. for Edm. King for capstan bars: of May 25 for 281l. 7s. 9d. for Capt. George Cockfor East country planks served into the stores. Ibid, pp. 3–6.
May 29 Signature by my Lords of 49 separate Treasury orders, all dated May 11, for various amounts specified (in all 120,000l.) for the Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for salary and wages of officers and seamen. Treasury Order Book XXXV. pp. 7–9.
May 30 The Treasury to the Customs Farmers for a certificate of the tallies struck upon them by way of anticipation and remaining unpaid: also of any annual or other constant payments out of their farm. Treasury Outletters Customs I. p. 1.
May 31 Money warrant for 15,285l. 13s. 4d. for Stephen Fox for the Guards for the balance of their pay to the 11th inst. Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XVII. p. 1.
Signature by my Lords of Treasury orders of the 22nd instant for 26,000l. to Edward Backwell, without accompt, for His Majesty's secret and most important service in the war against the Dutch: and for 673l. 10s. to same for a jewel bought by the King and given to the Envoy of the Emperor of Germany. Treasury Order Book XXXV. pp. 9–10.
Privy Seals for 431l. 17s. 6d. and 1,000l. to the Duke of Albemarle for the providing of horses for the King and Queen. Treasury Miscellanea Warrants Early XV. pp. 8–9.