Entry Book: March 1670

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March 1670

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 1 Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 20l. to John Lowe and Edward Falconberge, deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt. Order Book XXXVII. p. 95.
Treasury warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] to stay process against Sir Dennis Gauden on his accounts as Surveyor General of His Majesty's marine victuals. Warrants Early XXXIII. p. 126.
Same to the Receipt to execute a privy seal of Jan. 31 last prescribing a method for the due and proper discharge of Sir George Carteret for certain sums paid by him by virtue of certain authorisations as follow, viz. a privy seal of 1668, May 2, for the payment of 300l. to Richard Russell, 200l. to Sir Peter Wyche, and 204l. to Henry Coventry: and a privy seal of 1667, May 2, for 200l. to Edward Villers and 400l. to Col. . . . Farre for fortifying Languard Point: the said sums, amounting in all to 1,304l. having been, by warrant of the late Treasurer Southampton, paid to the said several persons by Sir George Carteret. then Treasurer of the Navy, as being for services relating to the late war. Ibid, XVIII. pp. 297–8.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against William and Robert Scawen, late Receivers of Hearth money for co. Cornwall. Ibid, XXXVI. p. 153.
March 1 The Treasury Lords to Judge Rainsford, who is to go the circuit this Lent for the county of Bucks. We forward a letter from an officer of the Hearth money in said county and desire you to call before you the said officer and the constable concerned, and having spoken with the Justices mentioned in the said letter that you charge them to put in execution the Acts relating to the Hearth money revenue, whereby His Majesty's officers may be encouraged in their employment, and offenders deterred. Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 225.
March 2 Treasury orders [? two orders or one] for 144l. [each] to Sir Gabriel Sylvius, late envoy to the Elector of Brandenburg: out of the Customs of May, 1671. Order Book XXXVII. pp. 16, 18.
The like [? three orders or one] for 460l. [each] to Sir William Godalphin, envoy to the King and Queen Regent of Spain: out of same. Ibid, pp. 16, 17, 18
The like [? two orders or one] for 200l. [each] to Baptista Duteill for the expenses of his passage to the Duke of Tuscany: out of same. Ibid, pp. 16, 17
The like for 1,450l. to Isaack le Gouche, jeweller, for several jewels: out of the arrears of the late Customs farm ended 1667, Sept. 29. Ibid, p. 16.
The like for 2,000l., and 1,000l. to John Colville, in repayment of loan: out of the Customs of 1670, May, June and July respectively. Ibid, p. 17.
The like for 636l. to John Worden, envoy to Sweden: out of the Customs of May, 1671. Ibid.
The like for 300l. to Anthonio de Mardo, the Portugal Secretary, as royal bounty: out of same. Ibid.
Money warrant for 46l. 18s. 9d. to Sir John Griffith (Griffin), governor of Tilbury fort, for nine months on his several fees of 2s. a day, 4d. a day and 20l. a year. Warrants Early XVIII p. 298.
Sir G. Downing to the Solicitor General, Alderman Bucknall and Col. Birch to attend my Lords to-morrow about the bill for an imposition on wines. Out Letters General II p. 233.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the extraordinaries of the works. (Privy seal dated Mar. 12.) Warrants Early XV pp. 405, 416.
Royal warrant to Sir Henry Wood, to pay 1,996l. to Sir Dennis Gauden upon account for the extraordinary victualling of the Navy for next year: same to be paid out of the revenues of the late Queen Mother, which by letters patent of 1662, May 24, were granted to Henry, earl of St. Albans, Sir Kenelm Digby, Sir John Wintour, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir R. Long, Sir Peter Ball, and Sir Henry Wood for two years after the decease of the said Queen Mother [whenever such decease should take place] upon trust to pay same in accordance with the testamentary disposition which said Queen might make of same [the said Queen having however died intestate, and made no disposition thereof], and said Wood having therefore by the King's commission of Sept. 27 last been appointed Receiver General for the King of said revenues. Ibid, pp. 405–6.
March 3 Treasury order for 200l. to Thomas Ellyott upon his allowance for keeping Newmarket House: with a clause of direction dated 1670, April 2. Order Book XXXVII. p. 95.
Memorandum. This was signed from the Board by their Lordships' order.
The like on the Exchequer in general for 500l. to same for keeping the King's harehounds. Ibid.
Royal warrant for 200l. to Father Patrick Ma Guine [Father Patrick, Father Patrick Ma Ginn], as royal bounty for his pains about the contract for [recovering] the tin lately lost near Ostend. Warrants Early XV. p. 411; XXII. pp. 55–6 Order Book XXXVII. p. 96.
[?] Same for a privy seal for 7,000l. for the Masters of the Tents and Toils upon accompt: there being due to them upon their accompts for 1667, 1668 and 1669, the sum of 5,351l. (whereof 2,377l. was ordered by privy seal of Aug. 23 last for tents sent with the Ambassador extraordinary to Moscow so that there remains due 2,974l.), and there being further due to them 4,370l. more for removing red and fallow deer: although no formal account for the said years has yet been made before the Auditor of Imprests (Privy seal hereon dated Mar. 23.) Warrants Early XV. pp. 411, 434–5
March 4 Money warrant for 76l. 13s. 4d. to Peer Williams in part of 268l. 6s. 8d. arrears due on his several fees of 33l. 6s. 8d.; 10l.; 20l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d per an. as Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer. Ibid, XVIII. p. 326.
Same for 20l. for one year to Sir William Godolphin as an Auditor of the Exchequer Court: and dormant warrant for 20l. per an. in future: there having been no payment made to him, upon His Majesty's grant made date 1664, Oct. 7, to said William, now Sir William Godolphin, of the reversion of the next vacant office of Auditor of the Exchequer Court; whereas William Hill, one of the seven said Auditors, died in Dec., 1668, and was buried the 17th of that month. Ibid, p. 299
Sir G. Downing to Sir W. Doily. The committee for exporting corn and cattle sit this afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber at 3 o'clock. Pray be there that so soon as that committee rises, which will be in a quarter or half an hour, we [may] go directly from thence to the Solicitor General's Chamber about the business of the [late Queen's estate's] administration. Pray fail not, for my Lords do call for that business to be dispatched. I have written Mr. Lawrence to be there. Out Letters General II. p. 235.
March 5 Money warrant for 46l. 13s. 4d. to Elizabeth Bell, administratrix of William Bell, late one of the yeomen of the King's privy harriers, for arrears due on his fee of 3l. 6s. 8d. a month: said Bell having been buried 1668, May 27, according to a certificate of Greenough Carter, minister at Newmarket, in Suffolk. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 300.
Treasury order [? one or two orders] for 900l. [? each] to Ralph Eccleston in repayment of loan: out of the Customs for 1670, Nov. Order Book XXXVII. pp. 17, 18.
March 7 Same for 2,000l. to the Navy Treasurers: out of the Customs of May, 1671. (Money warrant dated May 1) Ibid, p. 17; Out Letters Customs II. p. 81.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords and the Lords of Ireland on the petition of Frances Countess of Portland for payment of the 3,040l. due to her as the valuation of the half-year's rent of adventurers and soldiers by the King's grant in 1663. The said 3,040l. may be ordered to be paid out of the arrears of the revenue of Ireland after the arrears of the Army be paid. Out Letters Ireland I. p. 13.
Memorandum. This afterwards decreed to be made 500l per an. during life as a pension on the [Irish] establishment in lieu of said sum.
March 7 Report to the King from the Treasury Lords and the Lords of Ireland on the order of reference made by the Privy Council Jan. 26 last of the case of Patrick Archer, merchant, who prays settlement of the sum of 6,294l. for disbursements and services to the King. Advise that same may be settled by a yearly instalment of 1,250l. annually for five years from Sept. 29 last and 44l. for the sixth year: to be paid half-yearly out of the revenue of Ireland. Out Letters Ireland I. p. 13.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 1,500l. for the repair of Lyndhurst stables and house and 100l. for bringing red deer out of France into the New Forest. Warrants Early XV. p. 411.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant under the Exchequer Seal to George Johnson of the office of Steward of the several manors of Spalding, Whaplode, Holbeach, Moulton, Hogsthorpe, and Northholme: formerly granted by the late Queen Mother to Sir Edward Walpoole, deceased. Ibid, XXXVII. p. 318–9.
Prefixing:—Particular of said office.
[?] Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal to Walter Jones, gent., of a messuage, &c., in Llantillio-Crossenny, co. Monmouth, of Jones Powell, gent., outlaw. Ibid.
March 8 Treasury order for 2,157l. and 3,275l. to William Bucknall et al., Farmers of the London Excise, in repayment of loan: out of the Customs of April and May, 1671. Order Book XXXVII. p. 20.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a grant to pass the Great Seal of the lease to Sir Edward Sydenham of the fee farm rent of 260l. 18s. 4d., reserved out of the manor of Aldington, co. Kent, granted unto Richard Sydenham and Edward Smyth by letters patent of 1635, June 13. Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 320–1.
Money warrant for 200l. to Lord Arlington for two years on the fee of 100l. per an. payable at the Receipt to him as a Principal Secretary of State. Ibid, XVIII. p. 300.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Sherwyn. You did not leave with me the draft of the commission for the several Receivers of the Hearth money. Pray send it because I would be preparing my blank warrants thereupon. Out Letters General II. p. 236.
Same to Sir Thomas Bond. I acquainted Sir John Duncomb this morning that your business would be sooner despatched by passing your particular privy seal, though with some more charge to you. My Lords did accordingly order it to pass, and I have directed it to be prepared for the King's hand against to-morrow. Ibid.
March 9 Same to William Harrington, George Bunnell, Alice Eaton, and Thomas Ashford to appear before the Excise Commissioners on the 30th inst. concerning the complaint against them by Mr. Brock, Sub-Farmer of Excise of Chester. Ibid, p. 237.
March 9 Treasury warrant to Auditor Anthony Parsons to forbear charging 12 per cent. in the account of John Northcott, Receiver General of the One Month's tax and the Additional Aid for Devon. Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 226.
March 11 Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Edward Griffin for the Maundy for 1670. Ibid, XVIII. p. 301; Order Book XXXVII. p. 95.
Together with:—A clause of direction hereon.
Same for 280l. 17s. 0d. to the Earl of Sandwich and warrant to said Earl to assign same to the six Pages of the Bedchamber to the Queen Consort in part of 421l. 5s. 6d. due to them on their allowance of 46l. 16s. 2d. per an. each for their liveries. (Order hereon dated Mar. 24.) Warrants Early XV. pp. 301–2; Order Book XXXVII. p. 96.
Together with:—A clause of direction dated April 5.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for process of scire facias to issue against the following Receivers for not perfecting their accompts, viz.:—
Sir Walter Moyle for Cornwall.
John Randall for Dorset.
William Andros for Hertford.
George Hosier for Salop.
Francis Hollingshead for Stafford.
Robert Foley for Worcester.
Roger Whitley for North Wales.
Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 225.
Same to same to stay process against Mr. Agar, Receiver of the two last subsidies for the peers. Ibid, p. 230.
March 12 Treasury order for 17l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Ste. Fox in repayment of loan: out of the Customs of 1671, May. The like order for 1,564l. to him. Order Book XXXVII. p. 18.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Payne, or in his stead Mr. Hall, to attend him to-morrow about settling the commissions and bonds of the Hearth money Receivers. Out Letters General II. p. 238.
March 13 Report to the King from the Treasury Lords and the Lords of Ireland on the order of reference of the Privy Council of Feb. 15 last of the petition of Sir Morice Eustace, kt., praying payment of 950l., part of the allowance to Sir Morice Eustace, kt., deceased, late Chancellor of Ireland, for the last year of his office. Refer same to the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland. Out Letters Ireland I. p. 14.
[?] Same to same from the Treasury Lords on the order of reference of the Privy Council of Jan. 14 last, of the petition of Major Edward Hamilton for remission of Custom debts due to the King from him as late Farmer of Excise of the counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, in Ireland. Petitioner's debt is by composition reduced to 600l., from which the late Farmers of Excise in Ireland may be ordered to discharge him. Ibid. pp. 14–15.
March 14 Treasury order for 1,300l. for Baptist May for the Privy Purse: out of the 8,000l. a month of the Customs for old tallies and on the Customs rent of Jan. and Feb. last. (Money warrant dated Mar. 8.) Order Book XXXVII. p. 18; Out Letters Customs II, p. 83.
Money order for 91l. and 141l. to Thomas Lisle and Raphaell Foliard respectively, the King's barbers, for fees and linen: out of the arrears of the Customs due at 29 Sept., 1667. Order Book XXXVII. p. 20; Out Letters Customs II. pp. 85, 86.
March 15 The Treasury Lords to the Rt. Honble. Sir Rich. Rainsford, a Judge of Assize for Norfolk and Suffolk, &c., at Thetford; concerning the complaint from the Customs officers in Great Yarmouth against Mr. Preston, a Justice of Peace for Norfolk, who has bound over George Ireland, one of the complainants, to the Assizes for the said county, to answer some misdemeanours. We forward all the affidavits, &c., herein, and request you to take a particular examination thereof. Warrants Early XXXIII. p. 127.
Same to same concerning the 5,781l. 16s. 1½d. arrears of assessments standing on the divisions of Ipswich and Woodbridge, co. Suffolk, owing to the failure of Edward Keene, late head collector there, who was chosen for that employment by the Commissioners of the whole county at their first meeting for the Royal Aid. We desire you to treat with the Commissioners either publicly in face of the county or privately for the getting in of that arrear, and to satisfy any scruple they may have about re-assessing the county for money which the county has already paid to Keene—the failure being in said Keene, who was their servant. Ibid, p. 128.
Treasury warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] for process of scire facias to issue against the following Receivers General of Assessments for not accounting, viz:—
Thomas Seikes for Berks.
Jeremy Snow for London and Midd.
Bevis Lloyd for Monmouth.
George Gipps for Suffolk.
John Lloyd for Brecon and Radnor.
Ibid, XXXIV p. 227.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of Assessments for Suffolk concerning the arrears of assessments as below, about which repeated but futile letters have been sent, for the said arrears to be re-assessed on the county and got in. We earnestly desire you to take this opportunity of the Assizes at Bury to communicate this letter to the Commissioners of the several divisions concerned, and before the end of the sessions take such effectual course that the money may be forthwith paid in to the Receiver General of the county. Ibid, p. 229.
Head Collectors. The two Aids, Royal and Additional (arrears). Eleven Months' Tax (arrears).
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Edw. Keene for Ipswich division 5,781 16
Jo. Girling pro Mr. Pitfeild, Beccles division 688 9 5 252 9 4
Dudley North for Bury division 15 0 0 180 0 0
Edwd. Pallant for Blything Hun dred 21 0 0 103 0 0
The town of Thetford 104 19 11½ 0 0 0
Dan. Man for Carlford Hun dred 332 15 6
John Davy for Thredling Hun dred 225 5 4
6,611 5 6 1,093 10 2
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Sir John Robinson and the rest of the Collectors of Hearth money for co. Midd. Ibid, XXXVI. p. 154.
[? Mar. 15] [The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer.] On the process of distringas formerly issued and awarded against the late Farmers of Hearth money for not having yet accounted for the [King's] half year due at 1666, Lady Day, the following sums have been returned which are now about to be estreated, viz. 50l. upon the lands of Sir Nicholas Pigott, and 55l. upon the lands of Perient Trott. Take care that these issues are not estreated before Easter Term next as the said Farmers are now before the Auditor with their accounts and do undertake speedily to attend us therewith. Warrants Early XXXVI pp. 153–4.
March 16 Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to stay process against Richard Browne and George Gaunt, agents of Sir Samuel Starling (now Lord Mayor of London), John Man and Hugh Hovell, late Farmers of Excise for Norfolk, for not having paid in 120l. charged on them in the late Poll Act for the profits of their farm. Ibid, XXXIV. p. 228; XXXVI. p. 154.
Privy seal for 2,000l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for his expenses in holding his justice seal as Justice in Eyre this side Trent and for royal bounty. Ibid, XV. p. 422.
[?] Royal warrant to the Attorney General (made at the desire of the Duke of York to whom the King has granted 10,000l. out of the arrears of Excise) to prepare a privy seal containing a grant to John Haughton and John Bucannan, of London. gent., of the arrears of 2,549l. 6s. 0d. and 35,350l. mentioned below and also of the recognizance (and the sum of 5,000l. therein mentioned) by which Richard Best, together with John Howes and Thomas Bening, became bound to the late usurper, Oliver Cromwell, as securities for the farm of the excise of Exeter, Devon and Cornwall by said Best, which said farm was granted to said Best by Cromwell by indenture of lease dated 1657–8. Jan. 4 (viz. for three years paying the rents of 5,500l. for the first half year and 14,000l. annually for the next three years); which said recognizance and sum of 5,000l. the Crown has recovered against the said Best, Howes and Bening and has it now at disposal, and process of extent has issued whereupon the moiety of the manor of Perry Barr alias Parybar in the parish of Handsworth and other lands in Stafford are seized into the King's hands: the said Best standing charged in the great roll of the Exchequer for 2,549l. 6s. 0d. arrears for his first half year and 35,350l. arrears for the concluding three years of his farm. Ibid, pp. 422–4.
[?] Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords for the felling of 120 tons of timber for the building of stables at Lyndhurst in New Forest: which William Cousins has contracted to build. Ibid, p. 425.
March 16 The Treasury Lords to the Lord Keeper. We hereby inform you of a very great fault of some officers in His Majesty's Court of Chancery concerned in duty to transcribe the Originals of letters patents, commissions and other things of importance to the revenue, passed under the great seal of England, into the Treasurer's Remembrancer's office of the Court of Exchequer, as by the law of the land and ancient usage has been accustomed [in order] that His Majesty's rents and other duties thence reserved and arising might be duly put in charge. And upon examination of this business it appears that the said Originals from the 13th year of His Majesty's reign hither to are either not transcribed or detayned in the hands of some officers in Chancery through negligence or for private ends prejudicial to His Majesty's revenue, because not estreated and sent over into the Exchequer, so as whatsoever of rent or duty hath been thereby reserved to the Crown cannot be charged nor accomptants called to answer, who in time may perhaps prove insolvent, to His Majesty's great damage. And herein of many we send your Lordship but one instance in the case of the late Farmers of His Majesty's Customs, against whom (they not accompting as obliged to do by His Majesty's grant) we directed process to be issued as the matter required for many thousand pounds of their rent in arrear: and our warrant [being] looked into by the officers of the Exchequer, the Originall not [found to have been] thither from the Chancery transcripted, there was [therefore] no record upon which the officers could make forth the King's process for recovery of his debt: so that had not this business happened to be otherwise composed such remissness in your Lordship's officers had occasioned a great obstruction in the King's affairs. And their omission is by so much the less excusable, as they all know what their duty herein is and have been put in mind of it by the order of the Court of Exchequer made in Trinity term, 16 Car. II. Desire you to examine such officers and admonish them to reform, and that all grants to be transcripted, which now remain unestreated, may be forthwith sent over into the Exchequer, and that all future grunts estreatable may be estreated within one year next after the grant is passed the Great Seal as the statute requires. And we further desire of your Lordship that the transcripts of the Originalls be fairly written, carefully examined, and duly estreated for the future. Ibid, XXXIII. pp. 128–9.
March 16 The like letter to the Master of the Rolls Warrants Early XXXIII. p. 129.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to deliver to Sir Ste. Fox 12,199l. 10s. 0d. in the form of so many as may amount thereunto of the orders drawn on the Treasury money warrant of Dec. 7 last and the privy seal of Nov. 30 last for 14,500l. to said Fox, "being so much by an agreement between the said Sir Ste. Fox. the Cofferer of the Household and Mr. Pepys over computed more than will pay the Guards and Garrisons to Michaelmas 1668 purposely for payment of interest for money borrowed for that service: which orders by the said warrant were directed to remain in your custody until further from us for the delivery thereof and the same do at this time remain with you accordingly: and whereas the several accompts of interest of the said Sir Ste. Fox from the 28th of Sept. 1667 inclusive to the 1st of July 1669 exclusive were declared before us the 17th of December last and do amount in the whole for interest and reward to the sum of 12,199l. 10s. 0d." Ibid, XXIV. pp. 44–5.
Same [to the King's Remembrancer] for stay of process against William Kirkby, late Receiver of Hearth money for co. Lancs. Ibid, XXXVI. p. 155.
Same to same for same of same against William Porter, Receiver of same for co. Berks. Ibid, pp. 155–6.
March 17 Treasury order for 1,000l. to Edw. Arden [for the Commissioners of Accounts]: out of the 8.000l. per mensem of the Customs for Jan. and Feb. last. [Money warrant dated Mar. 15.] Order Book XXXVII. p. 18; Out Letters Customs II. p. 88.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Payne [of the King's Remembrancer's Office]. "Mr. Gyps, Receiver of Suffolk assessments, having now given in a state of his accounts upon oath, I have received direction this morning from Sir John Duncomb that process be stopped against him till there be an order of the [Treasury] Board for it. But I must acquaint you that in regard my Lords meet not before to-morrow morning and that what they order then will not be signed before next sitting, which is Monday next, it will be necessary that process be stayed against him and his security till Wednesday next, which you'll please to observe will answer Sir John Duncomb's directions." Out Letters General II. p. 240.
March 18 Treasury warrant (signed by two Treasury Lords) to the King's Remembrancer for stay of process against said Geo. Gyps till the end of Easter term next. Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 227.
Same to Eustace Seymour, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Robt. Carr and Col. Disny to attend my Lords on Monday next. Out Letters General II. p. 240.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Phelips to forbear to charge the 12 per cent. interest charge on the account of Capt. Thomas Story, Receiver of assessments for co. Cambridge. Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 228.
Money warrant for 75l. 18s. 0d. to Edward Capell as royal bounty. Ibid, XVIII. p. 302; Order Book XXXVII. p. 95.
Same, dormant, for the perpetuity of 10l. per an. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 303.
Same for 200l. per an. each to Col. John Ramsey and Major Edward Trelawney from Sept. 29 last as royal bounty till other provision or employment be made for them. Ibid, p. 304.
Treasury warrant to the Treasurer's Remembrancer, &c., for process of immediate extent against the late Farmers of Hearth money for recovery of their arrears. Ibid, XXXVI. p. 156.
Same to Sir C. Harbord for a particular of certain fee farm rents issuing out of certain Crown lands in co. Yorks purchased by Col. Sir Hugh Bethell of the late usurped authority, and retained by him in his possession since the Restoration by order of the Commissioners for examining sales of Crown and Church lands: of which he now prays a lease together with certain other rents in the hands of the late Queen Mother's trustees: the said Bethell having corresponded and joined with the late Lord General towards His Majesty's happy restoration. Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 321–2.
March 21 Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 227l. 12s. 1½d. to John Walker, upon his liberates. Order Book XXXVII. p. 96.
Treasury warrant nominating Richard Sherwyn and William Webb as agents for the Hearth money ("agents to correspond with the officers thereof, to receive from them accompts of their proceedings," &c., &c.). Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 197.
Treasury warrant to Sir Joseph Seymour to make forth a particular of the office of Steward and Clerk of the Courts of His Majesty's honor and manor of Penrith and of the like office of His Majesty's forest of Inglewood, co. Cumberland, lately parcel of the Queen Mother's jointure: in order to the passing a new grant thereof to Sir Thomas Gower. Ibid, XXXVII. p. 322.
Same to Sir Joseph Seymour to make forth a particular of the office of Bailiff and Collector of several small dispersed rents belonging to Penrith and Inglewood abovesaid: in order to a grant of said office to James Lancashire, son of James Lancashire. Ibid, p. 323.
March 21 Privy seal for 20,000l. out of Hearth money to the Earl of Suffolk in final part of 50,000l. purchase money for Audley End House, Essex: the first 30,000l. having been already ordered out of a sum of 50,000l. granted by an Act of Parliament passed in Ireland. (Money warrant hereon dated Mar. 22.) Warrants Early XV. pp. 418–9, 406–7, 412; XXI. p. 29.
March 22 Treasury order for 2,500l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the late Duke of Albemarle [his funeral]: out of the 8,000l. per mensem of the Customs, and for 3,028l. for same: out of the arrears of the late Customs Farmers. Order Book XXXVII. p. 19.
Money warrant for 12,457l. 19s. 7d. to Sir Ste. Fox for the Garrisons, detailed, March 12 inst. to May 7 next: and 176l. 8s. 0d. for a foot company lately established in the Isle of Wight, and 16,526l. 19s. 0d. for the Guards. Warrants Early XXIV. pp. 45–7.
March 23 Treasury order for 1,400l. as a quarter's ordinary in advance to Henry, Lord Howard, Ambassador to the Emperor of Morocco: out of the Customs of July, 1671. (Money warrant dated Mar. 18.) Order Book XXXVII. p. 21; Out Letters Customs II. p. 91–2.
Same for 56l. 2s. 6d. to Sir Edw. Griffin for Paul Bridges, one of the King's music: out of the 8,000l. per mensem of the Customs. The like for 55l. 13s. 4d. for Henry Brockwell. (Money warrant dated Mar. 28.) Order Book XXXVII. p. 19; Out Letters Customs II. p. 93.
Sir G. Downing to Sir Edmund Turner, Surveyor of the outports, to attend him to-morrow. Out Letters General II. p. 242.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Lydia Clements of a cottage in the waste of the manor of Deptford, situate in King Street, Deptford. Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 323–4.
Prefixing:—Constat and ratal of the premises.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against William Kirkby, late Receiver General of Assessments for Lancs. Ibid, XXXIV. p. 230.
March 24 Treasury order for 9,000l. for the Earl of Chesterfield and Lord Wotton in consideration of the surrender of a letter patent for 3,000l. per an. granted to the Countess of Chesterfield, deceased: to be paid out of arrears of rent of the late Farmers of the Customs at Miohaelmas. 1667. Order Book XXXVII. p. 20.
Same for 200l. to John Lawrence for soliciting of businesses relating to His Majesty's revenue: out of the 8,000l. a month on the Customs. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20l. to the Earl of Craven for one year's creation money in part of 40l. due thereon. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 304.
Same for 25,500l. to Sir Ste. Fox for interest and charges of money borrowed [by Fox] for the Guards and Garrisons: viz. 5,500l. resting unpaid of the privy seal of 1668, Nov. 30 (for 20,000l. for such interest), and 20,000l. resting unsatisfied on the privy seal of 1669, Dec. 18 (for so much for such interest). (Orders hereon registered same day on the Country Excise.) Ibid, p. 48; Order Book XXXVII. p. 256.
Treasury warrant for leave of absence to Mr. Midleton, Customer of Milford port. Out Letters Customs I. p. 194.
The Treasury Lords to Maurice Wynne, Receiver General of Crown Revenues in co. Denbigh, to summon the tenants of the Lordship of Ruthin to pay their arrears grown due since 1660, June 24, according to a rental thereof to be prepared by Thomas Tuder, Deputy Auditor for North and South Wales. Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 331.
[? Mar. 24] Abstract of account of Edward Earl of Clarendon for the custody and farm of the manor and hundred of Woodstock, Handborough, Wootton, Stonesfeild and Combe, co. Oxford, committed to him by letters patent of 1666, Aug. 30, said account being for two years ended respectively 1666 and 1667, Sept. 29. and being tendered by John Carey, deputy bailiff thereof. Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 332, 333.
March 24 Sir G. Downing to Mr. Williamson, enclosing a draft of a commission and heads for instructions to Alderman Backwell to receive the remainder of the Queen's portion in Lisbon as the Treasury Lords have agreed: and likewise of a commission and instructions to Mr. Parry to solicit that matter. Desire him to get same dispatched. Out Letters General II. p. 245.
Appending:—Said draft as follows:—
Whereas by decree of the Prince of Portugal bearing date the 20th of May, 1669, new style, he doth there appoint that the half customs of all goods belonging to English men coming from England to the Custom House of Lisbon shall be from time to time paid there by his Treasurer unto such persons as by the King of Great Britain shall be empowered to receive the same: and whereas by the same decree he hath also appointed that the sum of 40,000 cruzados yearly coming to Lisbon on the fleet from Brazil shall be there paid in manner as before recited, both these assignations being made over for the discharge of 669,093 cruzados of Her Majesty [the Queen Consort of England's] portion still in arrear at the time of said decree—that Alderman Backwell have a commission to receive the said moneys with power to appoint a deputy. And further that he have an instruction from the King to observe such orders as he shall receive from the Treasury Lords, and from time to time to give an accompt of his proceedings: that a copy of the said commission and instructions, attested by one of the Principal Secretaries of State, be sent to the Lords of the Treasury, upon which they will give Backwell a commission or direction to remit to England the said moneys from time to time as they shall come into his hands and to pay the same into the Receipt: and that from time to time Mr. Parry be acquainted with what moneys he [Backwell] doth receive, and that his [Parry's] advice and consent be had as to the rate of the exchange and no payments to be made out of the said moneys without his knowledge.
That Mr. Parry have a commission under the King's signet and sign manual to solicit the payment of this money, and to make entries of all payments to Mr. Backwell or his deputy and to take care that no moneys be paid out or remitted by them without his knowledge and that the best current rate of exchange be procured: and from time to time to give an accompt to my Lords and to observe my Lords' orders. A copy of which commission, attested by one of the Principal Secretaries of State, is to be sent to my Lords.
Treasury warrant to Francis Steevens, Sergeant at Arms, to arrest Robert Gilbert, High Collector of Assessments in the lathe of St. Augustine, Kent: the Commissioners of Assessments for said lathe having informed my Lords that he has in his hands 950l. of the King's money as appears by the account of Mr. Polhill, Receiver General for said county. Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 231.
March 25 Same to the King's Remembrancer to issue process ad computandum against the Alum Farmers. Ibid, XXII. p. 41.
March 25 Royal warrant for 200l. to Dr. Peter Chamberlayne, the King's first Physician in ordinary: as royal bounty. Warrants Early XV. p. 418a.
The Treasury Lords [to the King's Remembrancer] for an immediate extent against Thomas Prichard, of Gray's Inn, Esq., Henry Harris, of St. Andrew's, Holborn, gent, and John Witter, of St. James's, Clerkenwell. cheesemonger, on their bond for the said Prichard's instalment of debt due to the King. Ibid, XXXIII. p. 130.
Sir G. Downing to the Attorney General for his report on the petition of John Kernon against John Martin, searcher of Plymouth. Out Letters General II. p. 246.
March 26 Royal warrant for 250l. to Major Edmond Andros as royal bounty for his pains about the recovery of the tin at Ostend. (Money warrant hereon dated Mar. 29.) Warrants Early XV. p. 417; XXII. p. 56; Order Book XXXVII. p. 21.
Treasury order for 4,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for interest. Eight other like orders for in all 40,000l. to him: to be registered on the Country Excise. Order Book XXXVII. p. 255.
Same for various sums ut supra, pp. 515–6, to Sir Ste. Fox for [two more months pay to] the garrisons, detailed; also for 16,526l. 19s. 0d. for [same for] the Guards; and 709l. 6s. 8d. to said Fox to be disposed of by His Majesty's special order. Ibid, pp. 255–6
March 28 Same for 150l. to Dame Barbara Villiers on her 600l. per an. out of the coinage money. Ibid, p. 96.
The like for 5l. to William Parks, porter at the Exchequer Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Philip Packer for the Works: half out of the Salt Farm and half out of Alderman Backwell's money. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 305; XXII. p. 150; Order Book XXXVII. p. 19.
Treasury warrant suspending John Brewster, the present Surveyor and Receiver of the profits of Greenwax, from the execution of his office, he retaining nevertheless his salary of 40l. per an.: his place being hereby given to Thomas Aram, gent. This arrangement being in consequence of the agreement between the King and Sir Robert Howard, Kt., for the surrender of the new patent of the Greenwax. Until the grant of the said office to Aram can be perfected Brewster is to authorise him as his deputy. Warrants Early XXXIII. pp. 130–1.
March 29 Treasury order for 1,000l. to John Colvile in repayment of loan: out of the Customs of Dec., 1670. Order Book XXXVII. p. 20.
Same for 1,000l. to Theodosia Browne for same: out of the Customs of July, 1671. Ibid.
Eight same for in all 13,875l. to Samuel Pepys: out of the advance on the Customs of the months Oct., 1670, to May, 1671. Ibid, pp. 20–1.
Money warrant for 60l. each to Sidney Godolphin, Mr. Felton, and Mr. Legg, Pages of Honour to the King, for half a year of their annuity or pension of 120l. per an. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 305.
Same for 1,000l. to Richard Marriott, the present Receiver of the Honor of Windsor, for repairs of the Castle, houses, and buildings there. Out Letters Customs I. pp. 188–9.
Together with:—A letter of direction, dated Mar. 29.
March 29 Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to Sir Thomas Gower of the offices of Steward and Clerk of the Courts of the Honor and manor of Penrith, Cumberland: and of the similar office of the Forest of Inglewood, co. Cumberland: both being formerly part of the possessions of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and late in the late Queen Mother's jointure. Warrants Early XXXVII pp. 324–5.
Prefixing:—Particulars of said offices.
Same to same for a grant to James Lancashire of the office of bailiff and collector of several rents of the honor of Penrith and Forest of Inglewood. Ibid, pp. 325–6.
Prefixing:—Particulars of the said office.
Same to same for a lease to William Hellowes of a tenement in New Windsor called the sign of King Henry. part of the possessions of Richard Ward and now annexed to the Honor of Windsor. Ibid, pp. 326–7.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises and ratal and entry of demise.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take security from John Hart, appointed Receiver General of Crown revenues for Northampton and Rutland. Ibid, p. 328.
Same to Sir John Norton and the woodward and officers of New Forest to fell timber sufficient to raise 1,500l. for rebuilding Lindhurst stables, &c., and 100l. for transporting red deer. Ibid, pp. 329–30.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 15l. to Richard Gregory for 90 days from Xmas last on his fee of 3s. 4d. a day as messenger to attend the Customs. Out Letters Customs II. p. 99.
Money warrant for 350l. to Sir John Finch, Resident at Florence, for private service and other expenses separate from his ordinary allowance: by orders registered on the Customs for July, 1671. Ibid, p. 100.
March 30 Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to advance 920l. as a loan into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Money warrant for 15,743l. 1s. 5d. to the Treasurers of the Navy for the Navy for the year to end 1670–1, Jan.: to be on the farm rent of the Customs for the months of Feb.— May, 1671. (Five Treasury orders hereon, dated April 2, viz. for 1,560l. 3s. 4d., 1,396l., 1,088l. 6s. 1d., 7,087l. 12s. 0d. and 4,611l.) Ibid, p. 101; Order Book XXXVII. p. 22.
Treasury order for 6 204l. 4s. 5d. to Edward Backwell: out of the 8,000l. per mensem of the Customs. Order Book XXXVII. p. 20.
Same for 60l. to Sergt. Thomas Broome for riding the Midland Circuit: out of the 8,000l. per mensem of the Customs. Ibid, p. 21.
Same for 1,984l., 1,631l., 1,845l. to William Legg for the Ordnance: out of the Customs for July, Aug. and Sept., 1671. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to enter on record in the respective offices the following in order to prevent any further payment of the annuity herein: viz., by privy seal of 1668, Aug. 15, the King directed 250l. a year to be paid to Andrew Newport, James Halsall and Thomas Nevill for the use of the children of William Rumbold, deceased, late Surveyor General of the Customs, during such time as the payment of the [arrears of] salary to him for said office should be suspended: on which privy seal a warrant for 250l. has been issued, of which 125l. has been paid: but the said suspension of payment [of salary] having been taken off the said privy seal is thereby wholly determined so that no future payments [of annuity] thereon are to be made. Warrants Early XVIII. pp. 313, 315–6.
March 30 Money warrant for 10l. to Anthony Segar for one quarter to Lady Day last as Chamber keeper to the Treasury. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 306; Order Book XXXVII. p. 96.
Same for 2,100l. to the Treasurers of the Navy, viz. 300l. towards building a ship at Hull for the King, and 1,800l. for paying off the "Roebuck." Warrants Early XVIII. p. 306; Order Book XXXVII. p. 96.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the order of reference of the Privy Council of Feb. 23 last on the case of John Bellew as to a remission of a new quit rent of 82l. per an. charged on his estate in Ireland. By royal letters of 1660, Oct. 13, and 1660–1, Feb. 18, petitioner was restored to his estate with such tenures, rents and services as were payable thereout on the 22 Oct., 1641. Afterwards by proviso in the Act of Settlement, p. 105, he is to hold his estate subject to such charges as were issuing out of the same on the said date 1641, Oct. 22: the full benefit whereof is likewise confirmed to him by special name in the Explanatory Act, p. 48. But in regard he is not by plain and express words in the said particular provisoes exempted and freed from new quit rents, he remains by the general clause in the said Explanatory Act chargeable with the quit rent abovesaid. Whatever shall be remitted herein will be taken out of the revenue of Ireland, and the establishment of that kingom will thereby fall so much short. Out Letters Ireland I. p. 15.
Sir G. Downing to Auditor Beale concerning the late Customs Farmers' paper of demands of allowances. Out Letters General II. p. 246.
March 31 Treasury order for 350l. to Sir John Finch for mourning for the late Queen Mother: out of the Customs for July, 1671. Order Book XXXVII. p. 21.
Money warrant for the over interest or reward of 4 per cent. to Edward Backwell on the sum of 77,409l. 6s. 6d. lent to the Government by being assigned to said Backwell by Sir Thomas Player in part of a debt due to the City of London and registered on the Hearth money; on which said principal sum there was due 3,166l. 19s. 0d. for the 6 per cent. [legal] interest for the period 1668, Nov. 23 (the date of the said assignment), to 1669, Sept. 29. Warrants Early XXI. p. 30.
Same for 410l. 3s. 8d. to the Earl of Sandwich for defraying the charge of the provisions of the Maundy this present Lent. Ibid, XVIII. p. 307.
Same for 220l. to Mrs. Henrietta Maria Price, one of the Queen's Maids of Honour, for half a year on her father's several pensions of 400l. per an. and 40l. per an., lately assigned to her. Ibid, p. 308.
Memorandum:—"This was signed from the Board by my Lords' order."
Together with:—A letter of direction, dated April 1.
Same for 200l. to Mrs. Winifrid Wells, one of the Maids of Honour, for one year to Lady Day last on her annuity or pension of 200l. Ibid, p. 309.
Together with:—A letter of direction, dated April 2.
Same for 1,000l. for the Privy Purse Ibid, p. 316.
March 31 Treasury allowance of the quarterly salary bill for the [Office of] Excise of London, Middlesex, and Surrey for 1669, Xmas quarter. (Total 1,825l. 3s. 5d.) Warrants Early XXIV. p. 50.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 1,120l. to William Young, Keeper of Hampton Court House and Park, for repairs of lodges there and of several breaches in the park wall. (Privy seal, dated Apr. 15.) Ibid, XV. pp. 419, 427.
The Treasury Lords [to Sir W. Doyly] to employ Thomas Flood, William Robinson, Edward Calcot, and Richard Royston to gather in the arrears of the first poll bill in the cities of London and Westminster and county of Middlesex: the said persons being recommended for that purpose by Sir Francis Cob, who has applied to the Treasury on behalf of several of the late Victuallers of the Navy for satisfaction of moneys due to them for victualling in 1659 and 1660, their said debts not being paid them by reason of the said arrears still standing out on said poll. Ibid, XXXIV. pp. 231–2.
March 31
[April 2]
Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 1,000l. to Charles Lord Buckhurst for one year as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber, as by the letters patent of the 18th inst., appointing him the said annuity. Out Letters Customs II. pp. 103–4, 105.
March 31 Treasury order for 4,000l. to Edward Backwell in repayment of loan: in orders to be registered on the Wine Act. Order Book XXXVII. p. 211.