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Entry Book: August 1678, 16-31

Pages 1093-1106

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5, 1676-1679. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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August 1678, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 16. Charles Bertie to "Good Cousin" [Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt] to satisfy Mr. Lawrence's order for 425l. out of any disposable money in the Exchequer not designed for any particular service [such] "as the prest money rep[aid] which [item of disposable money in the Exchequer] Treasurer Danby has designed for a particular use." Out Letters (General) p. 303.
Same to same to issue to Mr. Newport and Mr. Darcy for half a year of their respective salaries the 300l. which the Customs Cashier is to bring into the Exchequer. (Same dated Sept. 14 to same to pay same, said Cashier having brought in the money.) Ibid.
Aug. 17. Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their presentation of the 12th inst. 1. Your solicitor is to know from time to time what warrants I sign for stay of process against debtors for Customs, and to have copies thereof before they be executed. 2. I intend that the case of Mr. Miller, Collector of Customs in Carolina, shall be laid before the Committee for Trade and Plantations as it has been represented here to the end the Lords of said Committee may desire the Proprietors of that Colony to send for said Miller, with the charge and proofs against him [for same] to be examined by his Majesty and in the meantime that you depute Seth Southwell to collect in the room of said Miller, but his deputation to cease in case upon examination Miller be thought fit to be sent back. 3. I will advise with Sir John Shaw, the Collector inwards, London port, about the difference between Mr. Agberow and the rest of the patent leadwaiters as to his sharing in the bill money abovestairs. 4. Send Mr. Sansom forthwith down to his charge at Bristol, and to attend the execution of the commission going down thither to examine the evil practice of filling up Prizage wines. When Mr. Younger's witnesses shall have come up from Poole (which Younger has not yet produced nor fixed a time for) you are to send for Sansom again to be heard as to said Younger's accusations against him. 5. You are to manage, collect and levy the new Additional duty lately granted to the King upon wines and vinegar in such manner as you were authorised to manage, collect and levy the lately expired impost and as by the Act of Parliament lately passed for granting that Additional duty is directed. "But this authority from me which is to take effect from the 1st inst. is to cease when his Majesty's commission under the great seal shall be issued for managing of the same revenue." Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 105.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Harwar, late waiter and storehousekeeper at Chester, with a recommendation for his employment in some of the outports at the next vacancy : petitioner praying restoration to his office or for some new employment, being 74 years old, poor, with a sickly wife and three children, having been an officer of the Customs for 39 years, was never found in fault before, this being no fraud but neglect. Mr. Ball, surveyor [of said port] was as guilty and is restored. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 106.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Walter St. John, Bart., Sir Richard How, Kt. and Bart., Sir Ralph Varney, Kt. and Bart., and John Cary, gent., and their heirs, of the yearly sum of 2,000l. to be paid quarterly from Midsummer last out of the Hereditary Excise ; and with power for striking tallies and other covenants and clauses for the due payment thereof as are contained in the grants to the goldsmiths : all in trust for Edward Henry, Earl of Lichfield, for life and after his decease for Charlotte, Countess of Lichfield, his wife, for her life and after her death for the heirs and assigns of said Earl : with proviso that this grant shall cease and be void on payment by the King, his heirs and successors of 20,000l. at one entire payment, with any arrears of said annuity. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Sept. 2 of a docquet dated August hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 69. Docquet Book, p. 1.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 30l. per an. to be paid quarterly to the bishop of Exeter for the minister of Lostwithiel for his encouragement : to commence from Lady day last and to continue during pleasure : to be without account and to be paid out of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Sept. 17 of docquet dated Sept. hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 71. Docquet Book, p. 3.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies to be struck for 100l. for half a quarter due at June 24 last on Sir Samuel Morland's several pensions of 300l. and 300l. upon the Tenths of the Clergy, and 200l. upon the Excise. (Same to the Receivers of Excise to pay the 25l. tally on the Excise as part of the above.) Out Letters (General) p. 303.
Same to same to issue to Mr. Guy for last June 24 quarter on his pension of 500l. per an. as a Groom of the Bedchamber, the 125l. which the Customs Cashier is to bring in. Ibid, p. 304.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (and to the Customs Cashier to bring in forthwith, notwithstanding any restriction) 200l. for the Works upon any orders drawn in Mr. Packer's name for the extraordinaries of the Works : the same being to build a gallery from the lobby of the House of Commons to the Painted Chamber. Out Letters (General) p. 304.
Same to the Farmers of the Law Duty to pay out of any money in your hands 100l. to Mr. Phillips on the money warrant of June 22 last : this payment to be made forthwith. Ibid, p. 305.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 180l. for Mr. Gurle, his Majesty's Gardener of St. James's Garden for one quarter on his wages of 240l. and allowance of 320l., and for one year to Lady day last on his patent fee of 40l. per an. : all ut supra, pp. 828-9. Ibid.
The like letters for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Sayers for last June 24 quarter's salary as Master Cook to his Majesty. Ibid, p. 306.
Money warrant for 24l. to John Greene for one year on his patent fee as Keeper of his Majesty's stables in the Mews. Money Book (General) p. 301.
Same for 2,800l. to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, viz., 1,500l. thereof for equipage and 1,300l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance as Ambassador Extraordinary to France. (Charles Bertie dated Aug. 17 to the Customs Cashier to forthwith advance 1,500l. to said Earl for his equipage "for which a warrant is signed and tallies will be stricken on you" and you are to have 8 per cent. interest thereon. Letter of direction dated Sept. 2 upon an order dated Aug. 21 drawn upon this money warrant : said 2,800l. to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs.) Ibid, pp. 301, 310. Out Letters (General) p. 304.
Same for 1,473l. 2s. 10d. to Ralph Montague, Esq., for a bill of extraordinaries as late Ambassador Extraordinary to France.
Appending : bill of said extraordinaries as sworn to by said Montagu Aug. 2 before Baron C. Spelman and as allowed the 14th inst. by Secretary Coventry.
Money Book (General) p. 302.
s. d.
To ten expresses at 30l. each 300 0 0
To two expresses at 30l. [sic? for 50l.] each 100 0 0
Given to an express sent from England 15 0 0
For New Year's gifts to the King and Queen of France, princes of the blood and ministers [and] officers 150 0 0
Paid for postage of letters 140 0 0
Paid for intelligence 80 0 0
For lodging and stables at St. Germain 70 0 0
For the same at Versailles 80 0 0
For extraordinary charges of journeys hither and sending servants 160 0 0
Laid out more than I drew bills for upon account of the troops 90 0 0
[Interest or discount paid] for the advance of the money I took up for the troops 36 0 0
Exchequer fees at several times [on cashing the divers warrants, in all] for 7,800l. upon my allowance of 100l. per week for [ordinary] entertainment 173 2 0
Exchequer fees for the sum of 1,622l. 2s. 6d. for extraordinaries 57 7 6
[Interest or discount] given for the advance of 2,600l., viz., 20 guineas 21 13 4
1473 2 10
Aug. 17 [probably an erratum for Sept. 17] et postea. Commissions or Warrants of Appointment by Treasurer Danby (in accordance with the privy seal of July 24 last) of the following persons to be Receivers General of the Act for supply of 619,388l. 11s. 9d. for disbanding the army, etc. : together with a parallel series of warrants from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for taking the securities detailed in each case of the said Receivers : (the date of the Commission is to be taken throughout as the date of Treasurer Danby's warrant for such Commission : the Commission itself would not be filled up and delivered to the Receiver General until the satisfactory return of his securities) : all as follows, viz. :
John Langley, of the city of Gloucester, Esq., as Receiver General of said tax for Worcester county and city : commission dated Sept. 18 : Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Aug. 17 to the King's Remembrancer for a dedimus to John Webb, Alderman of Gloucester, John Marston and Arnold Aram, of Gloucester, gent., to take said Langley's securities being said Langley himself, William Cook of Highnam, co. Gloucester, Esq., Henry Brown of Hasfield and Richard Browne of Norton, co. Gloucester : total bond, 4,500l.
Charles Goodwyn as Receiver General for co. Sussex.
John Rogers of Stamford, Esq., as Receiver General for Lincoln county and city : commission dated Sept. 25 : Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Sept. 25 for a dedimus to Daniel Wigmore, mayor of Stamford, Sir Rich. Cust, Sir Chr. Clapton, and William Goodhall to take said Rogers' securities (not detailed) : total bond 7,500l.
Mathew Jennison, junr., as Receiver General for Nottingham county and town : commission dated Oct. 7 : warrant dated Oct. 7 for taking his securities ; said securities being said Jennison, Matthew Jennison, senr., of Newark, Esq., William Martin and Robert Marris of Newark, gentlemen : total bond, 2,500l.
John Northcote, of Westwood, co. Devon, Esq., as Receiver General for co. Devon and Exeter : commission dated Oct. 7 : warrant dated Oct. 7 for taking his securities, said sureties being [said Northcote and] John Northcote, of Upton, co. Devon : total bond 12,000l. : a dedimus for taking said securities is to be issued to Sir Tho. Carew, Kt., John Quicke, Esq., and John Hawkins, gent., all of Devon.
John Hartopp, of Rotherby, co. Leicester, as Receiver General for co. Leicester : commission dated Oct. 8 : warrant dated Oct. 8 for taking his securities, said securities being said Hartopp, Sir William Hartopp, of Rotherby, Kt., and William Young, of Raynton, co. Salop : total bond 4,000l. : a dedimus for taking said security to be addressed to William Villiers, Rich. Lister, John Hackett, Esq., and Francis Needham, gent.
William Norrington of Plaistow, co. Essex, as Receiver General for co. Essex : commission dated Oct. 10 : warrant dated Oct. 10 for taking his securities, said securities being said Norrington, John Hinde, of London, citizen and draper, Thomas Kirwood, of London, citizen and goldsmith, William Buckler, of Wandsworth, co. Surrey, gent., John Beddle, of Lawrence Lane, London, citizen and Robert Abell, of London, citizen and vintner : total bond 12,000l.
William Bissell, of Ledbury, co. Hereford, as Receiver General for co. Hereford : commission dated Oct. 10 : warrant dated Oct. 10 for taking his securities, said securities being said Bissell, Thomas Duppa, of St. Martins in the Fields, co. Midd., Esq., and John Stables, of London, merchant : a dedimus for taking said securities to be directed to Thomas Matthews, mayor of Hereford, Robert Symonds and Thomas Symonds, aldermen of Hereford, who are to take the security of said receiver and of Ambrose Elton, of Hereford, Esq. : total bond 4,500l.
Nelson Bigsby, of Stowmarket, co. Suffolk, Esq., as Receiver General for co. Suffolk : commission dated Oct. 10 : warrant dated Oct. 10 for taking his securities, said securities being said Bigsby, and John Bigsby, of London, merchant [and others as follow] : a dedimus for taking said security to be directed to Sir Charles Gawdy, Kt. and Bart., Sir William Soames, Kt., and Thomas Blackerly, Esq. who are to take the security of the said receiver, and of Thomas Salter, of Battisford, co. Suffolk, Esq., William (altered to Andrew) Sylliard, of Hawley, co. Suffolk, Esq., Lionel Girling, of Bedfield, co. Suffolk, gent., and Daniel Bigsby, of Creetingham, co. Suffolk, gent. : total bond 12,000l.
Ralph Hollingshead, of Aldford, co. Chester, Esq., as Receiver General for Chester county and city : commission dated Oct. 16 : warrant dated Oct. 16 for taking his securities and for a dedimus, said securities being Francis Hollinshead, Esq., Edwd. Davenport, Esq., and William Adderley, gent. : total bond 4,000l.
Basyll Feilding, of Shawke, co. Cumberland, as Receiver General for Yorks county and York city : commission dated Oct. 17 : warrant dated Oct. 17 for taking his securities and for a dedimus, said securities being said Feilding, George Fothergill, gent., Henry Dacres, Esq., and George Denton, Esq. : total bond 13,000l.
John Tooker, of Norton Hall, co. Somerset, as Receiver General for co. Somerset and Bristol : commission dated Oct. 21 : warrant dated Oct. 21 for taking his securities, said securities being said Tooker, Humphrey Burlace of Treludderow, co. Cornwall, and Anthony Trethewy of St. Giles in the Fields, co. Midd. : total bond 9,500l.
Lewis Trethewy, of St. Stephen in Brannel, co. Cornwall, as Receiver General for co. Cornwall : commission dated Oct. 24 : warrant dated Oct. 24 for taking his securities, said securities being John Tanner, Esq., Humphry Burlace and Anthony Trethewy, total bond 8,000l. : the two latter securities to be taken in London and a dedimus to be issued for taking in the country the said receiver's own security.
William Levett, of Savernake Park, co. Wilts, as Receiver General for cos. Berks and Oxford, and Oxford city : commission dated Oct. 24 warrant dated Oct. 24 for taking his securities, said securities being said Levett, Seymour Bowman, Esq., and Michael Clarke, gent. : total bond 9,500l.
Robert Coke, of Nonsuch, co. Surrey, Esq., as Receiver General for co. Norfolk and Norwich : commission dated Oct. 24 : warrant dated Oct. 24 for taking his securities, said securities being said Coke, Thomas Price, Samuel Price, John Price, and John Rowland, of London : total bond 13,000l.
Robert Coke [the same as above] of Nonsuch, Surrey, as Receiver General for co. Surrey and Southwark : commission dated Oct. 15 : warrant dated Nov. 19 for taking his securities, said securities being said Coke, William Roydon, gent., and James Johnson, gent. : total bond 4,500l.
Thomas Duckett, of Steeple Morden, co. Cambridge as receiver for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely : commission dated Oct. 28 : warrant dated Oct. 28 for taking his securities, said securities being said Duckett, John Duckett, Esq., Matthew Ellaston, merchant, and Thomas Price, goldsmith : total bond 6,000l.
John Basiere, of Durham, Esq., as Receiver General for cos. Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland and Westmorland, Newcastle on Tyne and Berwick : commission dated : warrant dated Oct. 26 for taking his securities, said securities being said Basiere, Jeremiah Nelson, of Carlisle, Clerk, and Isaac Basiere, of Durham : total bond 4,500l. : the security of said Isaac Basiere to be taken here in town [London], that of said Nelson in the country.
Peter Woodcock, of Caldecott, co. Rutland, as Receiver General [for co. Rutland] : commission dated : warrant dated Oct. 26 for taking his securities, said securities being said Woodcock and Peter Woodcock, senr., of Caldecott : total bond 1,000l.
Antho. Davis, gent. (Anthony Davys, of Preshute, co. Wilts), as Receiver General for Wilts and New Sarum : commission dated Oct. 13 : warrant dated Oct. 29 for taking his securities, said securities being said Davis and Richard Smith and Seymour Bowman : total of bond not stated.
John Cockayne, of Cockayne Hatley, co. Beds, Esq., as Receiver General for co. Beds : commission dated Oct. 29 (vacated : see infra, next item under Charles Duncombe) : warrant (similarly vacated) dated Oct. 29 for taking his securities, said securities being said Cockayne and Andrew Cockaine and Scipio Cockayne, gent. : total bond 3,000l.
Charles Duncombe, of Harlington, co. Beds, as Receiver General for co. Beds : commission dated Nov. 2 : warrant dated Nov. 8 for taking his securities, said securities being said Duncombe, John Kidgell, Esq. and William Iremonger, gent., co. Beds, and Edward Cooke, Esq., co. Gloucester : total bond 3,500l.
John Bagnold, of Derby, Esq., as Receiver General for co. Derby : commission dated Oct. 26 : warrant dated Oct. 30 for taking his securities, said securities being said Bagnold, John Chambers, and Edward Walker gent., and Walter Bagnold of Marston super Dove, co. Derby, gent. : total bond 3,500l.
Nathaniel Smith, of Barnwell, co. Northampton, as Receiver General for co. Northampton : commission dated Oct. 30 : warrant dated Oct. 30 for taking his securities, said securities being said Smith and William Robinson, Esq. : total bond 4,500l.
John Chetwind, of St. Martins in the Fields, co. Midd., as Receiver General for co. Stafford and city of Lichfield : commission dated Oct. 31 : warrant dated Oct. 31 for taking his securities, said securities being said Chetwind and John Offley, of Madeley, co. Stafford, Esq. : total bond 3,500l.
William Andrewes of Lambeth, co. Surrey, as Receiver General for co. Herts : commission dated [Nov. 2] : warrant dated [Nov. 8] for taking his securities, said securities being said Andrewes, George Andrewes, gent., and Alexander Andrewes, of London, salter : total bond 5,000l.
Robert Cressett, of Upton Cressett, co. Salop, Esq., as Receiver General for co. Salop : commission dated Nov. 18 : warrant dated Nov. 18 for taking his securities, said securities being said Cressett, Sir John Weld, Kt., and Roger Pope, Esq. total bond 4,500l.
Edward Jolly, of Hunts, Esq., as Receiver General for co. Huntingdon : commission dated Nov. 19 : warrant dated Nov. 19 for taking his securities, said securities being said Jolly, Durant Jenkinson, James Smithsby and James Foreside : total bond 2,500l.
John Langley, of the city of Gloucester, Esq., as Receiver General for Gloucester county and city : commission dated Nov. 19 : warrant dated Nov. 19 for taking his securities, said securities being said Langley, William Cooke, Esq., Richard Browne, Esq., and Henry Heylyng, Esq. : total bond 4,900l.
James Starkey, of Ormskirk, co. Lancs., as Receiver General for co. Lancs. : commission dated Nov. 21 : warrant dated Nov. 21 for taking his securities, said securities being Robert Nowell, and Ellis Hey, gent., Christopher Banastre, Henry Slater and Edward Rigby : total of bond not stated.
Thomas Wood, of Acton, co. Worcester, gent., as Receiver General for co. Hereford : commission dated Nov. 21 : warrant dated Nov. 21 for taking his securities, said securities being said Wood, John Wood, gent., William Knott, stationer, and Thomas Wooding, gent. : total bond 4,500l.
Capt. the Honble. Phil. Howard as Receiver General for London, Middlesex, and Westminster : commission dated Oct. 1 : warrant dated Nov. 26 for taking his securities, said securities being said Howard, Lemuel Kingdon, Esq., William Bridges, merchant, John Hind, draper, Tho. Kirwood, goldsmith, John Child, merchant, and Sonningsby Cave, silkman, of London : total bond 25,000l.
Arthur Fussell, of Blandford, co. Dorset, as Receiver General for co. Dorset and town and county of Poole : commission dated Dec. 2 : warrant dated Dec. 2 for taking his securities, said securities being said Fussell, George Ryves, John Ryves, Esqrs., in the country, and Robert Ryves in town : total bond 4,500l.
Mansell Stradling, of Merthyr-Mawr, co. Glamorgan, as Receiver General for the seven counties of South Wales and Monmouth : commission dated 1678-9, Jan. 2 ("not filled up till Feb 22") : warrant dated 1678-9, Jan. 2, for taking his securities, said securities being said Stradling, Sir Edward Stradling, Kt. and Bart., David Mathew, Esq., and Lewis Thomas, Esq. : total bond 7,000l.
John Newsham as Receiver General for co. Warwick and city of Coventry : commission dated Sept. 18.
Ralph Whitley, of the city of Chester, Esq., as Receiver General for the counties of Denbigh, Flint, Montgomery, Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth, being the six counties called North Wales : commission dated Dec. 10.
George Russell, of Abbotts Aston, co. Bucks, as Receiver General for co. Bucks : commission dated [? Nov. 19].
Saml. Williams, of Portsmouth, co. Southampton, as Receiver General for co. Southampton and Southampton town and Isle of Wight : commission dated Nov. 23.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 238, 240, 241-5, 247-9.
Aug. 19. Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petitions of the following masters of the following three ships, praying discharge of same from seizure for want of their complement of English, viz., Crinvan Doorn, master of the Trulove, of London, Jacob Watlaw, master of the St. George, of London, Minne Okes, master of the Abraham, of London. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 106.
Aug. 20 altered to 1677-8, March 20. Royal warrant to Charles Bertie to give acquittance to Richard, Visct. Ranelagh, for the sum of 4,128l. ; the Earl of Essex when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, having in pursuance of the King's letter of 1677, July 24, required said Earl of Ranelagh, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, to pay and return [i.e., forward to England] said sum to said Bertie for the further carrying on of the buildings at Windsor ; a further royal warrant of Jan. 1 last having also directed the said Vice-Treasurer to make payment of the said sum without deducting anything thereout upon account of the charge of exchanging the same from Dublin to London "which we are informed he hath accordingly done... And because we have supplied our building at Windsor with other moneys, we do hereby will and require you [Bertie] to pay the said sum of 4,128l." to Dr. John Taylor, who is appointed to receive the same from you.
Appending : (a) Memorandum : The above mentioned sum of 4,128l. was paid to Dr. Taylor the 25th day of August (altered to March), 1678, and his acquittance for the same endorsed upon the original warrant in these words "Received this 25th day of Aug. (altered to March), 1678, of the Honble. Charles Bertie, Esq., the within mentioned sum of 4,128l. in pursuance of his Majesty's warrant within written by me Joh. Taylor. Signed in the presence of Sam. Langford."
(b) Copy of said royal warrant of Jan. 1 last (said date being altered to Jan. 1 from 1678, Aug. 20) to said Earl of Ranelagh to so pay said 4,128l. without deducting the charge of exchanging the same from Dublin to London, which "we have been since informed" will amount to 400l. or thereabouts, which if deducted will so far lessen it as to make it unable to answer the use to which the King designed it. The said cost of exchange is to be charged by said Ranelagh [upon], and to be allowed to him in, his account of the 27,000l. reserved to the King's disposal out of the revenue of Ireland for the present year ending Dec. 25 next.
King's Warrant Book VI. pp. 72-3.
Aug. 20. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to receive from Phillip Marsh, the Receiver for Wines and Currants in London port, 6,000l. worth of bonds on the Additional duty (as such bonds shall be entered into by the merchants next after the 3,000l. worth ordered to Charles Bertie), and to deliver same to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, in satisfaction of tallies to that value stricken upon the Customs : together with the computed discount thereupon. Money Book (General) p. 303.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to abovesaid Seymour in further part of the 50,000l. as by the privy seal of the 5th inst. for the wages or pay of the officers, mariners and seamen that have or shall serve in the fleet at sea : to be registered on the 412,925l. 14s. 6d. as by the [18 Months' tax] Act therefor. Ibid.
Same for 155l. to Sir Thomas Engeham for 7 years to June 24 last on said Engeham's yearly fee of 20l. per an. as Governor of Walmer Castle. Ibid, p. 304.
Letter of direction on an order dated July 13 last for 7,500l. to Sir Edward Griffin as imprest for his Office of Treasurer of the Chamber : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Ibid.
Aug. 20. Same on 4,000l. in further part of an order dated June 13 last for 20,000l. to Charles Bertie for secret service ; whereof there has been already paid 1,472l. 7s. 10d., 747l. 1s. 7d., 1,000l., 1,000l., 7,000l., 2,000l. and 500l. : said 4,000l. to be hereby satisfied ut supra. Ibid.
Same on an order dated the 8th inst. for 1,150l. to Isaac Le Gouch, Esq., for a jewel : to be hereby satisfied ut supra. Ibid, p. 305.
Same on an order dated July 14 for 850l. to Isaac Le Gouch for jewels : to be hereby satisfied ut supra. Ibid.
Same on an order dated the 9th inst. for 867l. 12s. 4d. to Lawrence Hyde, Esq., for ambassadorial extraordinaries : same to be hereby satisfied ut supra. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to "Good Cousin" [Sir R. Howard, Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 3,175l. 7s. 9d. to Henry Slingesby upon any unsatisfied orders in his name for the Mint : same being Coinage duty money lately brought in [to the Exchequer from the Custom House]. Out Letters (General) p. 306.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Wine Licence Commissioners to discharge Edward Hutchinson and his partners (one Mr. Edmd. Thompson, a merchant) of the arrear of 123l. 14s. 0d. due to the King from them as Farmers of the Wine Licences of the city of York for the years 1672 and 1673, and [as farmers of same] for several towns in co. Yorks for 1672, 1673, and 1674 : and to deliver up their bonds : it appearing that of their rents amounting for the whole term to 1,383l. 4s. 6d. they have paid 1,259l. 10s. 6d. : the said Wine Licence Commissioners having (upon said Farmers' petition for deductions) reported that "the late Lord Treasurer Clifford (after the petitioners' farms were taken) by his instructions dated 1673, May 24, commanded the then Commissioners of the Wine Licences to break all contracts before that time made if they could break the same, and to let licences at lower rates, whereupon the petitioner consented that his said contracts should be broken, but the Commissioners who were sent to put the said instructions in execution refused to break the same, and tied the petitioner to the several rents, which by his contracts he was obliged to pay, though he could not make the same rents after the publication of the said instructions : and the said Commissioners did let licences in many of the places contracted for by the petitioner at lower rates than by his contract he was obliged to pay : by means whereof (you report that) the petitioner hath been at losses about 200l., besides the loss of his time and other expenses, and you do find that the then Commissioners put the petitioner upon (and before the determination [thereof] stopped) a suit against one Pawson which he affirms cost him about 30l., and thereby he lost all his charges [therein]." Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 235.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuel Rose as collector of Newhaven and Lewes, loco William Halstead, lately dismissed.
Daniel Hawkins as waiter and searcher, ibid, loco Henry Hopkins, lately dismissed.
Robert Calbeck as one of the weighing porters, London port, on the next vacancy among them.
Out Letters (Customs) IV. pp. 106, 108, 109.
Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of 4 hundred weight of nutmegs belonging to Robert Emperor, and seized by Michael Walford, tidesurveyor, and Mr. Barrett, searcher, at Yarmouth : it appearing from the Customs Commissioners' report on said Emperor's petition that on April 19 last he ordered his correspondent at Rotterdam to ship off 4 bags of nutmegs containing 110lb. each, and on the 22nd [of said April] by letter from Norwich he advised the Collector's clerk at Yarmouth thereof, and praying him to write to the Customs Commissioners, London, for a licence to import same, "the said clerk received the said letter and the next Custom House day (which was three days after his receipt of it) filed the same in the Custom House to give notice to the officers concerned therein and the same day filed up a licence and sent it to the Post House to come up to you" [the Customs Commissioners, London], but the nutmegs arrived the 28th of the said month before petitioner could possibly obtain said licence : whereon the said Commissioners report that they think it a very hard case that the officers should insist on the seizure. Ibid, p. 107.
Aug. 21. Charles Bertie to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay and satisfy the following sums out of the 2,000l. which you received this week out of the Exchequer : viz., 1,000l. for the discharge of tickets ; 150l. for work to be done at Woolwich ; 700l. for building at Sheerness ; 50l. for a medal for Capt. Benet ; 100l. for contingencies at the [Navy] Treasury Office. Out Letters (General) p. 307.
Charles Bertie to the Navy Commissioners. Treasurer Danby desires you to make out bills of imprest to Mr. Bret (Brett) and partners for their victualling, and to Sir Thomas Clutterbuck for his victualling, viz., for the months of May, June and July [last] according to their respective contracts : and to assign each of the said [separate] monthly bills for payment upon such money as Treasurer Danby shall pay to the Treasurer of the Navy for that use. Out Letters (General) p. 308.
Aug. 22. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to John Ramsey, Serjeant at Arms, to arrest the divers sheriffs as in the certificate annexed [missing] from Sir Robert Croke, Clerk of the Pipe (except such sheriffs as have further time given them by the Lord Treasurer. Chancellor of the Exchequer, or the Exchequer Court) the said sheriffs in said certificate being named as having neglected to pass and finish their accounts in the Exchequer Court as they ought to have done, whereas the said Court did formerly order that for the future no more days of respite should be given any sheriff or accomptant beyond the ordinary course of the Court. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 236.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a privy seal for 300l. to Roger Moredith for his equipage as secretary to the Embassy to the States General : to be received without account. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 12 on an order dated Sept. 26 drawn hereon, same to be hereby payable by tallies on the Customs.) Docquet Book, p. 224. Money Book (General) p. 322.
Money warrant for 455l. to William Soanes (Soane, Soames), Esq., for three months to the 10th inst. on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duchess Regent of Savoy. Money Book (General) p. 305.
Aug. 23. Charles Bertie to the Treasurer of the Navy. Treasurer Danby desires that the bills of the Victuallers of the Navy for the months of May and June amounting to 32,273l. 12s. 3d. may be satisfied by orders in your hands upon the tax for 412,925l. next after the 30,000l. for wages. Out Letters (General) p. 308.
Aug. 26. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir Thomas Skypwith of Metheringham, co. Lincoln. (Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Oct. 12 to the Exchequer hereon accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 31.) Docquet Book, p. 1. Money Book (General) p. 323.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to Sir William Temple for a quarter's ordinary in advance from the 21st inst. to Nov. 20 next as Ambassador to the States General. Money Book (General) p. 306.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 1,986l. 12s. 0d. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Navy : to be by tallies on the Customs. Ibid.
Same from same to said Edward Seymour to pay said 1,980l. 12s. 0d. to Richard Kent, Esq. [Cashier of the Customs, but in this instance in his private capacity], being 1,485l. 9s. 0d. for 6 per cent. interest and 495l. 3s. 0d. for 2 per cent. gratuity on several sums amounting to 100,408l. 6s. 5d. by him advanced and lent to Anthony Stephens, gent., for the service of the Navy : all as appears by an accompt made up to March 25 last by Auditor Richard Aldworth and declared July 25 last. (See supra, p. 1072, under date July 31.) Ibid.
Aug. 27. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 106l. to Serj. Bishop, the Serjeant attending the House of Commons, to be in discharge of the order of July 18 last, and to be paid out of the sum of 344l. 4s. 5d. remaining in the Exchequer of the profits of Recusants' estates : and further out of the same money to pay 50l. to Mris. Mary [Nevill] and Sophia Nevill in discharge of their order of June 27 last. Out Letters (General) p. 307.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. Treasurer Danby desires that Sir Thomas Clutterbook's [victualling] bills for the months of May and June amounting to 4,866l. 14s. 0d. may be satisfied by orders in your hands upon the tax for 412,925l. and next after the 30,000l. for wages and after satisfaction of the [32,273l. 12s. 3d. for the sea] Victuallers' bills, ut supra, p. 1103, under date Aug. 23. Ibid, p. 308.
Same to same to apply the 2,000l. which you received on the 23rd inst. out of the Exchequer, towards the payment of freight to such vessels as are taken up to transport the horse designed for Flanders. Ibid, p. 309.
Aug. 29. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Lemuell Kingdon on any orders in his name unappropriated and unsatisfied, being for the service of the Forces : the said 10,000l, being lately brought into the Exchequer by Anthony Rowe, Esq., and his partners by way of advance upon their contract lately made for managing the Hearthmoney. Money Book (General) p. 307.
Money warrant for 7,500l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber for last June 24 quarter for the expence and service of his office : as by the privy seal of 1673, July 30. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the landing, Customs free, of four horses lately brought from Holland by Monsieur Carline in the ship Griffin, Deryck Reines master, by the King's command, and for his [Majesty's] service. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 108.
Aug. 30. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier. The moneys brought in [to the Exchequer] by you to discharge the payments to the Earls of Bath, Oxford and Rochester as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber and to Thomas Killegrew, David Walter, Robert Phillips and George Porter as Grooms of the same, have been by Treasurer Danby's command made use of for the Navy. Treasurer Danby therefore has now commanded that the same shall be supplied [afresh] and immediately brought in [by you from the Customs to the Exchequer] and [also] that with the first conveniency you bring in the money for the Maids of Honour and the [Queen's] Dressers. Out Letters (General) p. 309.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners to execute Treasurer Danby's warrant of the 12th inst. (which directed Mr. Wells to be made collector of Yarmouth port) "unless you have anything to lay before his Lordship of incapacity or unfitness in Mr. Wells" : you having in your memorial of the 19th inst. hereon referred Treasurer Danby to his own order of 1675-6, March 23. (See supra, p. 171.) Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 108.
Aug. 31. Privy seal to Treasurer Danby and Sir John Ernle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to issue Commissions from time to time as necessary for inquiring into and discovering any embezzlements as below relating to prize ships and goods, and to issue such process as may be requisite for recovery of what should have come to the king of such prizes, and for bringing all officers, etc., as below to accompt and further for authorising, constituting and appointing Cha. Osborne, Esq., Henry Fanshaw, Esq., James Symes, and Joseph Embrey, gent., to receive all moneys and profits arising to the King from prize ships and goods taken in the two Dutch wars : they to pay the same from time to time to such persons and for such services as the King by his sign manual shall appoint : with power to them (by the approbation of the Lord Treasurer) to make any composition or agreement with any persons chargeable to the King in respect of the premises : their acquittances to be an effectual discharge : the present appointment being made by reason that because of embezzlements, concealments or other fraudulent or indirect practices the King has not been duly answered the value, proceed or effects of several prize ships and goods which were taken in the said two wars and were brought into the ports of London, Portsmouth and Hull, and by reason also that several officers and others employed in the affair of the Prizes in the said ports have not yet duly accompted for moneys received thereon ; also that several sums of money were imprested, paid or deposited upon accompt to several treasurers, receivers and clerks or others for services relating to Prizes in said ports which are likewise yet unaccompted for or unpaid into the Exchequer. (Royal warrant dated July 31 to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Aug. 15 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book, VI. pp. 85-6, 61-2. Docquet Book, p. 223.
Same to same to issue 2,400l. to Bartholomew Fillingham for secret service without accompt. (Royal warrant dated Aug. 10 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Aug. 22 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated Aug. 28 hereon : to be paid out of any money in the Exchequer. Letter of direction dated Oct. 12 upon an order dated Oct. 2 drawn hereon : same to be hereby paid by tallies on the Receivers of the Duchy of Cornwall.) King's Warrant Book, VI. pp. 67, 86. Docquet Book, p. 223. Money Book (General) pp. 315, 322.
Same to Treasurer Danby to give full and free licence and authority to Edmond Joddrell, a copyholder within the royal manor of Macclesfield, co. Chester, to fell, cut and grub up all such decayed wood, underwood and trees standing or growing upon his copyhold land within said manor and to sell or dispose of same to his own use without being liable to forfeit the double value upon the decree as follows, or to be otherwise accomptable to the King or his heirs ; provided that no timber trees, or saplings like to prove timber, be cut or employed [as fuel] for the making of iron as follows : and likewise to give said Joddrell and his heirs licence for 21 years to dig, get and take iron stone or iron mine within the said lands for his and their own use and profit, so as the same be done with the least prejudice that may be to the King's inheritance : the said Joddrell having petitioned the King setting forth that by an agreement decreed in the Court of Exchequer at Chester, the copyholders of said manor may cut down any wood or timber or other trees on their copyhold lands or tenements for repair of their houses or [similarly they have the right] to sell [such timber] to any tenant of the said manor for repair of his or their houses within the said manor and not elsewhere, and that if any copyholder cut and sell trees in any other manner, he shall forfeit double the value of the trees sold : and further setting forth in his petition that he has much brambles, brush or underwood timber and other trees growing on his said copyhold in no wise fit for building or reparations, the timber trees being aged and decayed : and further that he has received some encouragement of finding iron stone within the same land, and therefore prays liberty to cut, etc., and dig, etc., as above, and to erect a furnace for melting down the same : on which petition the Surveyor General has reported that the land may be of better use when the said wood is cut down, and that the iron stone may be got and carried away without damage to the King's inheritance, provided ut supra. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Aug. 26 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book, VI. pp. 80-2. Docquet Book, p. 1.
Privy seal to Treasurer Danby to pay Thomas Turner of Grays Inn, co. Midd., 500l. per an. by four quarterly payments, commencing from June 24 last : to continue during pleasure, and to be without accompt : all in consideration of the many good and faithful services performed and to be performed to the King by said Turnor. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Aug. 22 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book VI. p. 84. Docquet Book, p. 224.