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Entry Book: April 1677, 1-15

Pages 584-596

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

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April 1677, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry Reference
April 2. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to William Prettyman, Remembrancer of Fruits and Tenths, to supersede process [for First Fruits] against Edward Manwaring, clerk, who was instituted into the rectory of Aldford, co. Chester, by a bad title, to which William Shippon, clerk, was presented by Charles, Lord Gerard of Brandon, by an undoubted good title, and has paid or secured to the King the First Fruits for the said rectory : all in view of said Manwaring's services and poverty, and his having received no profits of said rectory. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 49.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Trustees for Fee Farms (on production of tallies purporting the payment of the purchase money) to convey all the rents, ut supra, pp. 373-8, to Sir William Haward, of Tandridge, co. Surrey, Kt., he having contracted for same Jan. 26 last (by virtue of Treasurer Danby's warrant of Jan. 23 last) at 16 years' purchase, the whole [purchase] money to be paid in 30 days with 10 per cent. rebate for one moiety thereof for six months, the rents due at Michaelmas last being reserved to the King, viz. : Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 49.
s. d.
Rents, etc., value 252l. 15s. 11d. per and. (rated by virtue of Treasurer Danby's warrant of Feb. 24 last) at 16 years' purchase 4044 15 4
Rent of 57l. 17s. 3d. part of 115l. 14s. 4d. reserved for assart lands in co. Wilts, rated at nine years' purchase 520 15 9
Total 1565 11 1
(sic. for 5865 11 1)
Discount (10 per cent. on one moiety for six months) 108 14 1
4456 17 0
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to amend a clerical mistake in the lease to John Buckland by inserting (by way of endorsement) the general words pursuant to transcripts or enrolment of those [kinds of] leases.
Prefixing : Report dated 1676, Nov. 29, from said Surveyor General to Treasurer Danby on an order of reference dated 1676, Aug. 4.
Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 250l. (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for last Lady day quarter on the Earl of Bath and Lord Hawley's pension of 1,000l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 60.
The like letters for 375l. for half a quarter on the Lord Privy Seal's pension of 3,000l. per an. Ibid, p. 61.
Same to [the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect, etc., and to] the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 335l. for last Lady day quarter to the Masters of the Hawks. Ibid.
Same to [the Customs Cashier] to pay 26l. each to the following for half a year each on their fees as King's waiters, London port, viz., John Marshall, John Shaw, Francis Dacket, Francis Roberts, German Hough, Samuell Phillips, Thomas Raymond, Hugh Bantock, Gerard Andrews, Andrew Haines, Lawr. Corbet, Samuel Ward, Samll. Danvers, John Bowles, Nicho. Park. Ibid.
Same to same to bring in with respect, etc., 182l. for half a quarter of the Lord Privy Seal's diet allowance of 4l. a day : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same. Ibid.
Same to same to pay the Lord Privy seal a quarter on his fee of 20s. a day out of the Customs. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for re-assuming to the Crown and for granting to Edward Noel, warden of New Forest, the scite or capital messuage of the manor of Lindhurst called the Manor House or Court House and the houses, barns, stables, edifices, gardens and yards and other things which were granted amongst other things to Charles, Lord St. John of Basing (now marquess of Winchester) by letters patent dated 1670, Sept. 7, which patent contained a clause for such re-assumption of the said premises without any diminution or deduction of the covenanted rent : the King having already by privy seal of 1671, June 23, annulled the clause of the said patent of 1670, Sept. 7, which authorised the Receiver of co. Southampton to pay 30l. per an. for the repair of said capital messuage so long as said Lord St. John should have the same ; in lieu whereof said privy seal ordered a payment of 30l. per an. out of offal or dotard timber for such repair and 40l. per an. for repair of the Stables there. The present grant to Noel is to be under the rent of 1s. per an., and the aforesaid yearly sums of 30l. and 40l. are hereby to be paid to said Noel as imprest for the services aforesaid and are to cease to be paid to said Marquess of Winchester. King's Warrant Book V. pp. 332-3.
April 3. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 312l. 10s. 0d. to the Duke of Buckingham for half a quarter on his 2,500l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 62.
The like letters for 250l. to the Earl of Arlington for a half quarter on his pension of 2,000l. per an. Ibid.
The like letters for 500l. to the Lord Chancellor for half a quarter on his pension, which according to the order of suspension carries him on to Lady day last. Ibid, p. 63.
The like letters for 125l. for last Christmas quarter of Col. Thomas Howard and his sister's pensions. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 125l. each to Sir John Birkenhead, Sir William Glascock, Sir Charles Cotterell and Thomas Povey for 1 years on their salaries as Masters of Requests. Ibid, p. 62.
April 3. The like for 25l. 1s. 10d. to Roger Charnock for a quarter's fee and boardwages as a Serjeant at Arms and 13l. for a quarter's salary as a King's waiter, London port. Ibid, p. 64.
[?] The like for 257l. 6s. 6d. to Ralph Montague upon any order drawn in his name for the service of the Great Wardrobe : same to be to provide colours for his Majesty's Regiment of Foot Guards. Ibid, p. 62.
April 3. Charles Bertie to the Farmers of the Law duty to advance 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber upon tallies which he will deliver to you. He has a great necessity for this sum to supply his office, and it shall be made good to you again (with interest) out of the 5,000l. which you are to advance upon passing your lease. Ibid, p. 63.
Money warrant for 4,000l. to James Duke of Monmouth, Master of the Horse, as advance for furnishing all sorts of saddles, etc., and all liveries, etc., for the Stables, as by the privy seal of March 30 last : same to be for half a year to Michaelmas next : and same for 1,000l. to same as advance for furnishing horses, mares and geldings for the said half year : both sums to be without accompt. Money Book (General) p. 49.
Same for 400l. to Sir Jonathan Atkins for half a year to Lady day last on his entertainment as Governor of Barbados : to be by tallies on the Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty. (Charles Bertie dated May 18 to the Farmers, Commissioners or Receiver of the said duty to pay same out of the first money that shall come to your hands preceding any other payment whatsoever.) Ibid, p. 50. Out Letters (General) p. 87.
Same for 50l. to Sir Tymothy Tyrrell for half a year to Lady day last on his 100l. per an. (pension) as by the privy seal of Jan. 31 last. (Charles Bertie dated May 21 to bring same in with respect, etc., and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 50. Out Letters (General) p. 88.
Letter of direction on an order of Feb. 7 last for 3,050l. to Saml. Pepys, Esq., for the service of Tangier garrison : same to be hereby by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' rent due Sept. 19 next. Money Book (General) p. 50.
Same on an order dated March 22 last for 1,889l. 12s. 0d. to John, Lord Berkeley, for extraordinaries as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary at Nimuegen : to be hereby paid as above. Ibid.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies of pro to be levied in behalf of Lawrence Hyde for the rent of 500l. grown due at Lady day last and so from time to time as the same shall grow due in future from John Pincombe, gent., for the farm of the customs, subsidies and duties on logwood or blockwood, as granted to said Pincombe by the great seal of 1662, Sept. 23, for 21 years at 500l. per an. rent, which rent the King by a great seal of Dec. 1 last granted to said Hyde from Michaelmas last for the residue of said term. Ibid, p. 51.
April 4. Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Story, junr., as waiter and searcher at Carlisle, loco John Hodgson, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 276.
Same from same to same to deliver, Customs free, at Mr. Chiffinch's lodgings in Whitehall, eight cases now in the Customs warehouse, London port, being consigned to him from France for the King's service. Ibid, p. 277.
[?] Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Pley, junr., praying to be restored [as collector of Lyme port], having been suspended for being 300l. indebted to the King, and surcharged with 600l. by error, and having since paid in said 300l. and deposited a bond due from Bullen Reymes to make good the error. Ibid, p. 276.
April 4. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay (with respect to the weekly payments) 25l. to Tho. Doyly for last Lady day quarter on his pension. Out Letters (General) p. 63.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay "my uncle Edward Bertie, Customer of the Great Customs in the port of London," 12l. 10s. 0d. for last Lady day quarter's salary. Out Letters (General) p. 63.
Same to same to bring in notwithstanding any previous restriction, and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, 50l. for a quarter's pension to Francis Mansell. Ibid.
Form of a letter from Treasurer Danby to the Justices of Gloucester. Notwithstanding all former means used to prevent or suppress the planting of tobacco in England, the laws are still violated by planting it in divers parts of your county. I think it necessary to remind you of the said laws and particularly that of 22 and 23 Car. II., desiring you to take care to issue your warrants to the respective high Constables, petty Constables and Tything men and to pursue the trusts and powers committed to you herein ; "wherein not doubting but you will use your utmost endeavours as in a matter of so great importance not only to his Majesty's Customs, but to the trade and navigation of this kingdom." Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 283.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay Robert Jones, customer of Poole port, his yearly fee of 48l., as now due, and as it shall grow due in future. (Charles Bertie dated April 4 to same to like effect, Treasurer Danby having been moved by the Customs Commissioners for such dormant warrant.)
In the margin : "This letter was altered [and was addressed] to Mr. Kent and dated 24 July, 1677."
Money Book (General) p. 51. Out Letters (General) p. 64.
Money warrant for 455l. to Bevil Skelton for a quarter's ordinary to March 28 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. Money Book (General) p. 51.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Juliana (formerly Coningsby, now the wife of Amias) Hext for last Lady day quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Same from same to same to pay 125l. to Charles, Earl of Carlisle, for half a quarter on his pension of 1,000l. per an. (Charles Bertie dated May 10 to [the Customs Cashier] to pay same with [due] respect to the weekly payments.) Ibid, p. 52. Out Letters (General) p. 84.
Money warrant dormant for 100l. 7s. 6d. per an. to Thomas Charnock for his yearly fee and boardwages as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book (General) p. 51.
April 5. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information against a small packet of 80 oz. of silver and gold thread, 20 bobbins, 6 doz. gloves and a doz. of pewter dishes belonging to Eustace Syer, a servant of Don Bernardo de Salinas, the Spanish Envoy, which goods were lately seized at Gravesend upon their export. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 277.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment to Antwerp or any other port of Flanders without opening or any duty inwards or outwards, of a case brought from the Straits in the ship Olave Branch, Richard Lewis master, directed to Gomes Rodrigues, and belonging to the Countess of Penalva, for whom same is to be sent into Flanders. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, customs free, some gloves, soap, essences, orange flower water, Jessamy oil and three pictures and some paper prints and cuts of the antiquities of Rome, arrived in the ship New Valentine, Roger Williams commander, from Leghorn, being for the account of Sir Robert Jenkinson. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 277.
Charles Bertie [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay 12l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Bond for a quarter on his pension ; which sum the Customs Cashier will bring in. Out Letters (General) p. 65.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay to the Duke of Albemarle 150l. for half a year's rent to Lady day last for Mote Park and 40l. for one year's creation money as Duke, and to bring into the Exchequer 20l. for one year's creation money to him as Earl of Torrington. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 20l.) Ibid.
Same to same to bring in with regard to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 10l. to Robt. Bertie for last Lady day quarter of his pension of 40l. per an. Ibid.
The like for 50l. to Sir Edwd. Carterett for same quarter on his salary as Usher of the Black Rod. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Richard Bodycourt, Constable of Richmond, in Surrey, to pay to Thomas Mosman, one of the keepers of New Park, near Richmond, the King's moiety of the fine of 20l. inflicted on Jacob Bridgewater for killing a deer in said park, as by the statute of 13 Car. II. against such killing : same to be as royal bounty, the other moiety therefore being due to said Mosman for apprehending and prosecuting said Bridgewater. Money Book (General) p. 52.
Money warrant for 223l. 11s. 3d. to Humphrey Weld, Governor of Portland Castle, for 1 years on the allowance of 149l. 0s. 10d. per an. for the pay of himself and the gunners and soldiers belonging to the said Castle. (Charles Bertie dated April 6 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in with respect, etc., and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 52. Out Letters (General) p. 65.
[?] Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 31,600l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Navy : to be by tallies on the Excise. Money Book (General) p. 52.
April 5. Cave that no new [King's] letter pass for a Commission to levy the arrears due to the old Farmers [of the revenue] of Ireland till some person be heard on behalf of William Muschamp, Esq., one of the said Farmers, and notice be given for that purpose to Col. Edward Mansell at the Fountain Tavern, Charing Cross, who will direct [the said notice] to his [Muschamp's] lodgings. Caveat Book, p. 25.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Lord Vaughan [Governor of Jamaica]. The King's hired ship Thomas and Francis, commanded by Capt. George Gallop, in consortship with a privateer commanded by Capt. Edw. Otway, took the Dame Susan of Amsterdam, aboard of which were 544 negroes, which [prize] being brought to Jamaica was there by the Admiralty condemned to the Crown, the Lord High Admiral and the privateer's fees and charges. Accordingly 300 of said negroes were disposed of and 244 left to the King. On their return to England said Capt. Geo. Gallop and his seamen petitioned for their right in the said prize according to the act of 13 Car. II., which gives them all the merchandise on the gun deck of any prize. Said petition was referred to the Judge Admiral [Advocate] here and afterwards to the Commissioners of Prizes, who after many hearings and full debates, have sentenced and adjudged the said 244 negroes to said Capt., officers and seamen, and have likewise determined what the proportion and shares of the said officers and seamen ought to be. We understand that Sir Thomas Lynch, former Governor of Jamaica, left in your [Lord Vaughan's] hands in money and debts standing out 4,801l. as the produce of the said 244 negroes. In accordance with the order of the Commissioners of Prizes you are to immediately remit to England the full proceeds of the said 244 negroes to Thomas Yates of Grays Inn as agent, trustee or assignee of the said Capt. Geo. Gallop, officers and seamen. Further, the King hereby renounces and releases all right whatever to the said prize of 544 negroes, and hereby invests said Yates therewith in right of said Captain and seamen. King's Warrant Book V. pp. 335-6.
April 6. Charles Bertie [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to pay 51l. 11s. 0d. to Col. Buller for last Lady day quarter's interest : which sum the Customs Cashier will bring in to the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) p. 65.
The like for 36l. 10s. 0d. to Andrew Lawrence for one year on his fee of 2s. a day. Ibid, p. 66.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 500l. to Gratian de Perenant [as royal bounty : to be payable] out of the first moneys recovered upon the debt of 923l. 13s. 0d. long since due to the King from Thomas Thory, deceased, late Collector of Boston : all in consideration of the sufferings of said Perenant in the late times of rebellion and of his good behaviour in discovering a considerable sum of the Coinage duty collected in the port of Boston which was detained [from the Crown] and is now ready to be paid into the Exchequer, and also of his offer to prosecute for the said arrear due from said Thory. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated? April 11 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 337.
April 7. Charles Bertie [to the Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies on the Tenths of the Clergy for 250l. to Visct. Brouncker for last Lady day quarter on his pension. Out Letters (General) p. 66.
The like for 168l. 15s. 0d. on same for half a quarter of Mris. Hamilton's pension of 500l. for herself and 850l. for her children. Ibid, p. 67.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill of imprest for 40l. or 60l. for wages due to Capt. Day in the Bezan yacht, he being commanded to serve in the Merlin yacht at Portsmouth during Capt. [Jacob] Baker's indisposition, and having petitioned for some part of his pay to bear the charge of his removal and attendance at Portsmouth. Ibid, p. 66.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect, etc., 100l. for Mrs. Stepney : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same. Out Letters (General) p. 67.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay as heretofore the officers of the Receipt and the liberates of the Exchequer Court amounting to 910l. 0s. 5d. as by your letter of the 6th. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Customs Cashier to pay with respect, etc., 13l. 6s. 8d. to Visct. Yarmouth for one year's creation money. Ibid.
April 7. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Treasurers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Sir William Killegrew in part of one quarter's pension. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect, etc., and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, 69l. 11s. 3d. for Gervas Price, viz., 30l. for paying off an order for that sum due at Lady day last for half a year's salary as under keeper of St. James's Park, 25l. for a quarter to same date on his allowance of 100l. (by contract) for keeping the King's arms at Whitehall and 14l. 11s. 3d. for one quarter to same date on his fee of 58l. 5s. 0d. per an. as Gentleman of the Bow. Ibid.
The like for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Capt. Read for a quarter on his pension of 50l. Ibid, p. 68.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Customs for 1,000l. to Prince Rupert for last Lady day quarter on his pension of 4,000l. per an. : and same to the Customs Cashier to pay said tally and to further pay 500l. to same for same quarter on his pension of 2000l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same for a tally on the Tenths of the Clergy for 75l. to Sir Samll. Morland for last Lady day on his pension of 300l. : and similarly for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 50l. for a quarter on his pension of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same for a tally on the salt Farmers for 400l. to Hen. Slingsby for half a year to Lady day last on his pension of 800l. per an. Ibid.
Money warrant for 60l. to Mris. Anne Golding for half a year on her pension of 120l. (Charles Bertie dated April 9 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in with respect, etc., and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 52. Out Letters (General) p. 68.
April 9. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect, etc. (and immediately after the weekly payments), and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, 100l. 7s. 6d. to Thomas Charnock for one year to Lady day last as Serjeant at Arms attending the Lord Chancellor. Out Letters (General) p. 71.
Money warrant for 109,000l. to Lemuel Kingdon as imprest for pay of the Guards, Garrisons and incidents thereof ; 52,000l. thereof out of the Exchequer and 57,000l. thereof by tallies on the Excise. Money Book (General) p. 53.
Same for 250l. to the Frances, Countess of Portland for last Lady day quarter on her pension of 1,000l. per an. (Charles Bertie dated April 24 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in with respect, etc., and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 53. Out Letters (General) p. 73.
Same for 105l. to Henry, Marquess of Worcester, Constable of Dean Forest, 50l. thereof for the supervisor or conservator of said Forest for half a year's salary to Lady day last and 55l. for the like to six keepers and repairs of fences and enclosures. (Charles Bertie dated April 30 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in with respect, etc., and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 53. Out Letters (General) p. 78.
Same for 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for last Lady day quarter on the 2,000l. per an. for secret service as by the privy seal of 1674, July 27. (In the margin : For the Earl of Lichfield.) (Charles Bertie dated April 16 to the Receivers of Excise to bring same in and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 53. Out Letters (General) p. 72.
Same for 500l. to same for the Earl of Sussex, as by the like privy seal dated 1674, Aug. 25. (The like letters as above dated April 26.) Money Book (General) p. 53. Out Letters (General) p. 76.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit three bales of books to be exported back to Malaga, it appearing from the petition of James Jay, of London, merchant, that they were to be carried to Malaga from Marseilles in the ship Constant among a parcel of goods consigned to Carlos Vivis, but were not delivered at Malaga with said goods, but "brought from thence in the said ship which was obliged to come away by reason of foul weather in the coming up of the levants," said Vivis having thereupon desired same to be sent back to Malaga, Cadiz or Tangier. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 278.
Same from same to same to employ Samuel Dale as a landwaiter extraordinary, London port, to have all the fees and profits of a landwaiter except the established allowance of salary from the King : and on the first vacancy to appoint him one of the deputy landwaiters there. Ibid, p. 279.
April 10. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring 300l. in with respect to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same) upon a warrant of Dec. 9 last in the Cofferer's name for three quarters on the King's allowance to the Chapel [Royal] music. Out Letters (General) p. 69.
The like for 15l. for Robert Killegrew for half a quarter on his pension of 120l. as one of the King's Pages of Honour. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for last Lady day quarter on Lady Charlotte Paston's pension of 500l. per an. Ibid, p. 71.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of several commodities of the manufacture of France seized by Mr. Tomlyns, which (as appears from the petition of Arendt Meyer, a native of Denmark) were shipped to England from France in an English ship to be carried from hence in a free ship to Bergen, in Norway, by reason of the present war between France and Denmark : it further appearing from the Customs Commissioners' report of March 29 last on said petition that part of said goods, viz., the laces, fringes and embroideries are prohibited goods and a fan which is not to be otherwise prohibited than as painted ware or tawed leather ; petitioner being unable to export said prohibited goods direct from France to Bergen by reason of the war, and was therefore enforced to embark himself and goods for London with intention to take the first free English ship thence to Bergen, of which he had beforehand advised Peter Spleidt, of London, merchant, requesting him to provide such passage. Out Letters (Customs) III. pp. 279-80.
Cave that no patent do pass to Dr. Dickenson or any other person for [the place of] one of his Majesty's physicians in ordinary in Dr. Waldron's place without notice first given thereof to Sir Alexander Frazier. Caveat Book, p. 25.
April 11. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to Mr. Culliford for 1 years to Lady day last on his fee as Register of the Seizures. Out Letters (General) p. 69.
Same to same to bring in with respect, etc., and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50l. 3s. 9d. to Serjt. Simmonds for half a year's salary and boardwages. Ibid.
The like for 50l. for a quarter on Mr. Dixon's allowance as his Majesty's limner, payable in the name of the Cofferer. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 250l. for one year on Sir Denny Ashburnham's pension. [This letter appears by some clerical error to refer to the money warrant of May 2, infra, p. 611.] Ibid, p. 70.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring in (notwithstanding any former restriction) and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 75l. for Lady Williams. Ibid.
The like for 10l. to Ladowick Bray for a quarter on his pension. Ibid, p. 71.
Same to [the Farmers of the Law duty] to advance 200l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber upon tallies which he will deliver to you. He has a great necessity for this sum to supply his Office, and it shall be made good to you again upon your 5,000l. advance money payable on the passing your lease. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver (on payment of Custom) some silk stuff, garnitures and small lace for a petticoat lately brought from Calais in the packet boat, which are intended for a daughter of Monsieur Leijonbergh, the Swedish minister. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 280.
Money warrant for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney, widow, as royal bounty. Money Book (General) p. 54.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 60l. to Edmond Long for half a year's salary to Lady day last as chief searcher of London port. Ibid.
Money warrant for 150l. to Anne, Countess of Newburgh for last Lady day quarter on her pension of 600l. (Charles Bertie dated April 24 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in with respect, etc., and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 54. Out Letters (General) p. 73.
Privy seal for 500l. to William, Earl of Bedford, John Russell, of Shingay, co. Cambridge, and William Russell for the use of and as royal bounty to Ann, Countess Dowager of Bristol, relict of George, Earl of Bristol : the said Earl of Bedford, John Russell and William Russell having by the patent of 1670, Sept. 9, been granted a pension of 2,000l. per an. in trust for said Earl of Bristol, who dying March 20 last would have had said 500l. due to him on March 25 last if he had lived, "but as we are informed, by reason of his death before the limited day of payment, the same nor any part thereof can now be paid by virtue of our said letters patent." (Royal warrant dated April 2 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 11 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated April 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 340-1, 335. Docquet Book, p. 124. Money Book (General) p. 55.
Same for 43,115l. 2s. 7d. to Sir Robert Vyner due to him for interest and several rewards as follows, viz. : for 6 per cent. interest and 4 per rent. reward (as by an account thereof) on 20,216l. 10s. 0d. advanced by him for the Privy Purse ; on 3,300l. agreed to be paid and allowed him for the interest, advance and risque of 30,000l. by him paid into the Treasury in Ireland ; on 8,804l. 1s. 0d. and 14,221l. 4s. 0d. which he advanced and lent on several assignments drawn by John Fenn, agent to Sir George Carteret, late Treasurer of the Navy, on Sir Thomas Player, deceased, late Chamberlain of London ; and on 460l. which he paid to William Gomelden for a diamond ring sold to the King ; and for 6 per cent. interest (as by an account thereof) on 93,793l. 9s. 2d. for plate by him delivered into the Jewel House ; and for 2 per cent. reward (as by an account thereof) allowed him for the procurement of 250,000l. on the security of the Hearthmoney farm in 1665, and on 507,541l. 6s. 11d. which he advanced to Sir George Carteret during the times of the plague and the [first] Dutch war : all which said accounts are stated by Auditor Aldworth and were allowed by Treasurer Danby the 2nd inst. : the sum total of the principal money therein for which interest and reward is craved being 898,336l. 11s. 1d., whereof there remained unpaid and due to the accomptant at the 31 Dec., 1671 (being the day to which the accounts are made up), the sum of 27,842l. 12s. 8d. From the said accompts it appears that the interest and several [or distinct, i.e. 4 per cent. and 2 per cent.] rewards of the said 898,336l. 11s. 1d. cast up to the respective days of repayment of such part thereof as was repaid at or before 1671, Dec. 31, and of the said 27,842l. 12s. 8d. (being the residue at that date unpaid) amounts to said 43,115l. 2s. 7d. Further for the said 3,300l. allowed as above for the risk of returning money into Ireland and for the 460l. paid as above to Gomelden, the said Vyner has no security assigned him. The said two sums are hereby to be paid to said Vyner as well as said interest of 43,115l. 2s. 7d. The said accounts herein are to be entered of record in the office of Auditor of the Receipt and Clerk of the Pells. (Royal warrant dated April 6 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 10 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated April 27 hereon accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 338-9, 336. Docquet Book, p. 124, Money Book (General) p. 61.
Privy seal for the discharge of Sir Francis Willoughby, bart., of Wollaton, co. Notts, and Thomas his brother (to whom the remainder of said Sir Francis's baronetcy is granted) of the baronet fee of 1,095l. (Royal warrant dated April 26 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 11 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant to the Receipt dated May 9 hereon accordingly.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 357, 337. Docquet Book, p. 125. Money Book (General) p. 63.
The King having granted to Thomas Aris, of St. Albans, Herts, Dr. of Phisique, and Thomas Aris his son successively, the office of Comptroller of Customs of Exeter and Devon for life [said Dr. Aris] desires first to be heard if Scipio Stutely or any other attempt anything in prejudice of this grant : and that notice be given to Mr. Dereham. Caveat Book, p. 25.
April 12. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 225l. to Col. Somerset Fox for three quarters to Lady day last on his pension of 300l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 72.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 160l. for John Rose, viz., 80l. for last Lady day quarter on his allowance of 320l. per an. for charges in keeping St. James's Garden, 60l. for same quarter's wages, and 20l. for half a year to same date on his fee. Ibid
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Cashier Commissioners to permit the export, Customs free, of some naval stores shipped by the Navy Commissioners on the Paradise flyboat, William Evelyn master, riding at Blackwall, being for Tangier for the supply of the King's ship in those parts. Out Letters. (Customs) III. p. 281.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to take care that no process be issued against William Tredue and John Hooper on their bond dated 1671, Sept. 29, as sureties for Peter Docton, late Collector of Appledore port, who died suddenly March 1, 1674-5, and is since found indebted to the King 473l. on his receipt of customs for said port, said Docton's estate of 60l. per an. having been long before settled on his wife in jointure, who by virtue thereof is entered and now seised for life, and so pleads the dower in bar to the Exchequer process ; the condition of said Tredue and Hooper being very mean, and they having offered 200l. in settlement (whereof 100l. is an arrear of salary due to John Morrice as Customer of Barnstaple, who offers to release the same) which offer being laid before the King by Treasurer Danby he was pleased to accept : the Customs Commissioners having reported Jan. 22 last that their low condition is affirmed by testimony of Charles Osborne, one of the General Surveyors of the Customs and by certificate of the mayor and inhabitants of Barnstaple. The debt is not to be discharged and the estate of said Docton is to be charged after the death of the widow. Ibid, pp. 281-2.
Money warrant for 14,300l. to Samuel Pepys as imprest for a quarter's pay of the garrison of Tangier to March 30 last. Money Book (General) p. 54.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to John Morris for two years on his fee as Customer of Barnstaple. Ibid.
Letter of direction on an order dated March 20 last for 336l. 10s. 0d. to Bevil Skelton for extraordinaries as Envoy Extr. to the Emperor of Germany : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due Sept. 19 next. Ibid, p. 55.
April 13. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, some clothes, etc., directed to Mr. Nott from France and now in the Warehouse, London port. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 283.
Same from same to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to pay the 350l. as by the warrant of July 31 last towards the repairing of Hampton Steeple, "according to such directions as you shall from time to time receive from Andrew Snapes, senr., James Marriot, Henry Cooper, Esq., George Murrey and Andrew Snapes, junr., gent., who being his Majesty's servants and inhabitants or interested in the parish of Hampton his Majesty is pleased to entrust as well with the frugal disbursing of the said sum as to take care that the inhabitants of the said parish supply their proportion of charge to the said work, amounting to half the sum allowed by the King." Money Book (General) p. 55.
April 14. Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in notwithstanding any restriction, and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, 250l. for last Lady day quarter to the New Royal Foundation in Christ's Hospital. Out Letters (General) p. 72.
April 15. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the landing and delivery, Customs free, of the equipage and things belonging to the Duke of Crequi and his attendants and retinue who are expected from Calais. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 283.
Same from same to same to permit the export, Customs free, of 230 [oz.] weight of plate marked with the coat of arms of Monsieur the Marquis of Sesac. Ibid, p. 284.