Minute Book: October 1672

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3, 1669-1672. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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October 1672

Oct. 1. Present: Lord Clifford, Sir Jo. Duncombe.
[Ordered] that tallies be struck on Richard Mounteney [on the Customs, &c., as follows, viz.]:—
£ s. d.
6,854 10 on the Customs, commencing from Midsummer, 1672.
607 14 on the new imposition on wines, &c., from the same time.
£7,462 4 7
The money to be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy.
£ s. d.
Also 9,964 4 6 in one tally on the Customs commencing from Midsummer, 1672.
1,535 15 6 in one tally on the new imposition on wines commencing from the same time.
£11,500 0 0
Which said 11,500l. is to be charged for the Treasurer of the Navy but the moneys were paid to the Victuallers of the Navy in this manner [see p. 1097, under date Aug. 29 last].
7,000l. at Bristol and by me [Sir Ro. Howard] in bills of exchange on Bristol.
1,000l. which I [Sir Ro. Howard] paid in bills of Exchange on Hull.
2,000l. at Dover.
500l. at Appledore.
300l. at Lynn.
700l. at Lyme.
[Ordered] that a warrant be signed by my Lords for Richard Mounteney to allow for imprest [press gang] and conduct money [as follows], viz.
£ s. d.
11 12 10 to Tho. Meriton, Collector of Hull [port].
65 5 2 to Geo. Gosnell, collector of Ipswich [port].
And that it may be expressed that the Auditor allow the said two sums on my [Sir Ro. Howard's] account.
"1,200l. deposited in my [Sir Ro. Howard's] hands to know to whom it is to be paid and what discharge I am to have, being ready to make of my year's accounts."
The East India Company to furnish the King with 30,000l. worth of salt petre at the market price as it shall sell by the candle: with [allowance of] interest [which is to be expressed] in the tallies. Which interest is to commence from the 10th Oct., and the King to be allowed the same prices and terms by way of discount or otherwise as other merchants [do] use to be dealt with. And for this a privy seal to be drawn to empower my Lords to direct the manner and place of payment as they shall see good, and this privy seal to contain also [a clause for the payment to the said Company of] 2,000l. which was for charges expended by the East India Company for four ships cruising westwards (struck through). Query whether this to be done under the Ordnance privy seal. The Company to lend 20,000l.: [and] to have for four cruising ships westward 2,000l. with interest from Michaelmas. These to be directed by a privy seal empowering my Lords to order the payment and the manner thereof: [all] which comes to the sum of 52,000l., which my Lords design to be paid [out of the Customs] by Mr. Mounteney by 2,000l. per week for 26 weeks.
Warrant for the great seal for transferring 40,000l. which the King owes the East India Company, which debt was registered on the Chimney money and now [is ordered] to be paid by their [the said East India Company's] own Customs [due on the goods imported by them: together] with interest at 6 per cent. commencing from Michaelmas Day, 1672.
Send to the Master of the Ordnance about the East India Company's expecting 250 tons of salt petre. The [Privy] Council to be moved in it.
Write Sir Ro. Long to send an account what is paid off of the city debt and what [remains] unpaid, and what money [has been] paid in by purchasers [of fee farm rents] and set apart for that serivce.
Warrant for 200l. for Don Diego Penalossa (Penelossa) as of [His Majesty's] free gift.
[Treasury Minute Book IV. pp. 339–41.]
Oct. 1.
Present: Sir John Duncombe.
Stop process against Mr. Herlackenden till further order.
Sir William Warren and William Wood, Esq., complain to my Lords that they were to have 2,000l. imprest in June last and that since that time they have delivered several ships' ladings of masts and as yet have neither had any of the said imprest nor any other money for several goods that they have delivered to the several stores. Write the Commissioners of the Navy concerning it and why among others they have never received anything.
[Ibid. p. 342.]
Oct. 21.
Referred to Sir R. Long, Sir Ro. Howard, Sir C. Harbord, Mr. Edward Thurland, Mr. Sherwin to consider how the payment to the Duke of York of 24,000l. may be settled most safe to all parties and most easy to His Highness. Major Huntington, Sir Jo. James or Capt. Kingdome are to be there, also Auditor Beale.
Sir Walter Moyle's warrant [is] signed and not to be delivered till he have passed his accompt.
Mr. Segar to have his arrears out of the next money [due] for any fine to be paid into the Exchequer.
On the matter represented in Sir Edward Greave's case by the Queen's Trustees [it is] ordered that the money now remaining in the hands of the Lord Chief Baron's clerk or the Treasurer's Remembrancer be paid to Sir Ro. Long and he to pay 40l. 3s. 10d. for the charges of the suit.
Ordered that the Queen's Trustees have power to dispose of such leases as remain assigned over to other persons to the same persons who have contracted for the leases [already sold] or to any others at such rates as they shall think fit.
[Ibid. p. 343.]
Oct. 22. Present: Lord Clifford, Sir Jo. Duncombe.
Petition read from Sir Jo. Shaw and company about their being discharged from the farm of the Customs [ending Sept. 29], 1672 [erratum for 1667]. My Lords refer same to Sir Ro. Long, Sir Ro. Howard and Mr. Sherwin to consider what way they may be best discharged: "and the King's extent to be used for the rest of the partners to be reimbursed the moneys expended for Sir John Jacob."
Petition read from Badcock, turned out from being Surveyor of Portsmouth, praying to be restored. Denied.
Petition read from Mrs. Chiffinch about a discharge of divers persons, Elias Ashmole and others, for the clearing her husband's estate, according to the warrants. Mrs. Chiffinch to be heard on this day week in the morning. Mr. Bridgman, of the Privy Purse, and the Commissioners mentioned in the petition are to attend.
Sergeant Steven's petition is heard about renewing his lease. His petition to be new framed only as to the point of renewing his lease and my Lords will tender it to the King that it may be done.
Sir C. Harbord's petition about his fee is granted upon the reading [thereof].
William Cartar's (Carter's) petition read about 300l. ordered by the [Privy] Council. Granted upon reading and to be put in [the list of week's payments so as to be paid in three weeks] per 100l. per week.
Petition read from Mr. Wiseman, the chirurgeon, about surrendering his patent [on condition] to have his arrears [of salary] first paid. My Lords cannot do anything yet in it.
Capt. Hawley's petition read. Process to be stopped for six months.
Petition read from Davis [Mrs. Davis] for 30l. Sir Ro. Howard to write to the Collector of the subsidy of the county of Middlesex that if he will pay 30l. to him [sic] it shall be allowed by the Auditor in said Collector's account.
Mr. Ogilby's petition read about the Customs of [certain assignments of] paper [used in printing books]. My Lords will pay 500l. in two years out of the Customs: and [meanwhile] Mr. Ogilby to pass a privy seal.
Mr. Sherwin and Mr. Filingham called in about the receipt of Mr. Hall of the Royal Aid and the Additional Supply. My Lords order a warrant for the payment into the Exchequer of the [foot of the] account of money by him received.
Mr. Bevis Lloyd to be brought [to my Lords] by Mr. Sherwin: and he [Sherwin] to bring also to my Lords the opinion of the Lord Chief Baron how one account may be vacated and another be passed.
A letter being read from Mr. Smith, the Receiver of Hearthmoney for co. Gloucester, that Mr. Powell and Mr. George did discharge [disallow and cancel] the duty on smiths' forges, [it is] ordered that the letter be presented to the [Privy] Council when 'tis returned from Mr. Sherwin with affidavits which my Lords require in the case. (In the margin: Mr. Sherwin will send the affidavits).
[Order for] 100l. to be put in the bill [of week's Exchequer payments] for Windham, the Knight Marshal, if there be not money [sufficient to pay him out] of the fee farms.
Sir Tho. Slater's petition read: upon which my Lords appoint that the business be heard on this day week, and the parties complained of to be summoned.
Send to Auditor Phelips and the Trustees [for sale of Fee Farms] to give in an account of what value [of fee farms] Lord St. John and his partners [in the late intended farm of the Customs] have passed contracts for and what conveyances have been made: and so also for Sir John Bankes. [Said account] to be sent with speed by Saturday next if they can.
Mr. Richards' petition is read; and Mr. Ralph Bucknall and he are to be summoned. Richards to be here this day week.
Jo. Fellows' petition is read about Hipps. Referred to the Customs Commissioners to send an account of the matter of fact and what may be the consequence of it.
Mr. D'Oyley's petition is read about [his] service [in] his discovering clippers [of coins]. My Lords order his charges to be put into [the] weekly bills [of payments to be made at the Exchequer] and he to have some reward.
The Earl of Sandwich's petition read about the accounts of the Wardrobe and [about the] 2,000l. remaining of money he should have paid in. To be debated when the Earl of Shaftesbury is by.
Order to the King's Remembrancer to stop process against Mr. William Harbord.
Petition read from Mr. Topham, serjeant at arms. Remind my Lords of this petition and all petitions of such nature [which are all postponed] till after Xmas.
Petition about wine licences read from Snap (Snape), the King's farrier. Snap's bargain to cease and the Commissioners of the Wine Licences to increase the sellers of wine and [Snape] to have 20l. bated of his arrears upon delivery up of his lease.
Two petitions read from Mr. Bowman who serves paper &c., to Lord Arlington's office. If he can find fee farms [suitable to be taken by him in settlement] my Lords will grant both his petitions: if not, they will help him to 500l.
Col. Eubanke's petition read. My Lords will report it to the King for his pleasure, that it may be granted.
Lancellot Burhill's (Burrel's) petition read for a landwaiter's place. My Lords will consider it after those that are appointed already.
Widow Langhorn's petition read. The Earl of Anglesey to be ordered [to pay] 250l. for her.
Capt. Tho. Danvers' petition read. My Lords will recommend him for a sub-commissioner's [place] according to his petition. Send to Sir William Bucknall that if he appears fit and there is a vacancy he will get him such an employment according to the King's pleasure [expressed] on his [order of] reference.
The petition of Thomas Williams granted.
Sam King's petition read. To be allowed according to the report from Mr. Sherwin and Mr. Filingham upon it.
Mrs. Rebecca Loving's petition read. The warrants and orders for her are to be signed and after Xmas to be begun to be paid.
[Henry] Thomas's petition read. [Ordered] to have 10l.
Petition read from Holden and others for concealed lands. The parties to be heard on this day fortnight.
Viscount Grandison's petition read. As to that part of [said petition which refers to] the iron works my Lords refer it to Sir C. Harbord, who is desired to advise with Mr. May, who is upon the place, and others as he thinks fit, whether 'tis convenient to let the same and for what [rent], and if let whether there be wood that may be spared to sell to the petitioner for the [said iron] works; and to report his opinion upon the whole.
Mr. Webster's petition read. To be carried to the King.
Mr. Richard Legg's petition read. To be sent to the Earl of Craven and write said Earl that my Lords will hear it when he pleases and proceed as he pleases to direct.
Mr. Price's petition read concerning the forest of Bere. Send to the woodward [of said forest] to send an account what lodges are out of repair and what they need and what 'twill cost.
The Queen's [jointure] business to be done and to compare it (struck through) and so much to be settled on the Excise as makes up 40,000l. a year according to the old settlement: [in the same way] as the Duke of York's is to be done.
Petition from the attendants of the Council of Trade. My Lords will first on this day week hear Mr. Moulin's account and then take some order in the petition; they supposing Mr. Moulin has received money enough to have satisfied the petitioners.
Mr. Bayly's petition read. My Lords will report on the petition that they cannot do anything on the Excise and if they should pay any debts of that nature 'twould be very inconvenient for His Majesty's service.
Col. Mosson's (Mossam's) petition read. Mr. Sherwin to report more fully what the allowance is that should be made, which my Lords are inclined to.
Mr. Windebank's petition read. Referred to Sir C. Harbord.
The Earl of Derby's warrant [is] offered [to my Lords] and refused absolutely; the King himself not having any goods Custom free.
Mr. Holcomb's petition read and deferred till the Earl of Shaftesbury comes to town.
Mrs. Dyke's (Dike's) petition read. To have 30l. next Saturday in the [weekly Exchequer payments] list.
Mr. Bradbury's petition read and referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Mr. Paulding's petition read. Warrant [ordered] according to Sir C. Harbord's report.
Upon Mr. Lightfoot's demands for incidents ordered that he bring an account of the particulars.
[Treasury Minute Book IV. pp. 344–50.]
Oct. 29.
Present: Earl of Shaftesbury, Lord Clifford, Sir Jo. Duncombe.
The Earl of Suffolk's half year's salary [as a Lord of the Bedchamber] is to be put into the list [of Exchequer payments] next week.
Warrant for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for Secret Service.
[Ordered that as to his purchase of fee farms] nothing pass to Mr. Lindsey till he has paid the King what he owes of the subsidy. (In the margin: Aram to tell Mr. Lindsey that I [Sir Ro. Howard] would speak to him about this.)
Write to Visc. Fanshawe, the King's Remembrancer, that no process issue against Sir Tho. Littleton till further order, he being now upon his accounts and [there being] no delay on his part.
Mr. George Gosfrieght, merchant, his goods to be discharged on paying Customs, according to his petition.
Auditor Phelips and Sir Thomas Slaughter to attend my Lords this day week.
My Lords will meet on Monday afternoon.
Send to speak with Widow Colvile about 12,000l. owing to her: that if there be fee farms [left] after Mr. Lindsey has passed his [purchases thereof she may if she please purchase some towards the liquidation of said debt.] (In the margin: Wolseley to write to her to speak with me [Sir Ro. Howard] to-morrow morning.)
Send to Mr. White about his account for the beer [which account is to be ready] this day week.
Mr. Ralph Bucknall and Mr. Richards, the stationer [called in] about his payment. Sir Robt. Howard to take one of Mr. Bucknall's rents for Richards and then Mr. Bucknall to proceed and to satisfy the 300l. laid out by Mr. Man and Sir William Doyly.
Mr. Blake's petition read; upon which my Lords order that Lord St. John and his partners [in the late intended farm of the Customs] do adjust the account about Mr. George Blake, and what money remains due to Mr. Blake to be paid into the Exchequer; that he may have tallies for his debt. And my Lords likewise order that it be examined whether Lord St. John and his partners have not taken land [fee farms] for Mr. Blake's money.
The petition of the Farmers of Excise of co. Lancs. is referred to the Excise Commissioners.
The inquisition returned from Plymouth concerning Sir William Stroud is referred to Sir Ro. Long, Sir Ro. Howard and Sir C. Harbord to examine what the returns of values are and what the damages are and to consider it fully all ways and to make report of all without relation to the last instruction; and to summon Sir Bernard de Gomme to meet them to have his assistance.
The business of Mr. Holcombe's petition is to be heard this day week. Alderman Backwell and Mr. Polixfene to be present.
Sir John Paul to be borne in mind on Saturday [for] half a year [on his ordinary].
Warrant ordered that the money deposited by Sir John Bennet with the Excise Commissioners be paid to Mr. Dashwood.
Send to Sir Robt. Atkins to forthwith send in an account of the money arising by the law bill for the year and a half.
The Duke of Richmond to have a warrant for goods such as the Earl of Sunderland had.
[Treasury Minute Book IV. pp. 350–2.]