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Entry Book: December 1677, 16-31

Pages 817-830

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

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December 1677, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 17. Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Culliford and Elizabeth Rought, relict of the late Searcher at Southampton, same showing that two years since Robert Murrey, deputy Searcher at Cowes, seized 20 todds of wool and two dickers of hides which Treasurer Danby ordered to be discharged, but they [petitioners] have discovered false package in the said goods, and therefore pray Treasurer Danby's direction whether they shall prosecute the same to condemnation as forfeit by law, or deliver them. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 393.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to same to permit the export to Holland by Dr. Cox, Chaplain to the Princess of Holland, of certain trunks of clothing, a trunk of books for the Princess of Orange's chapel matted and directed to Dr. Lloyd, three boxes filled with books and a leather hat case. Ibid.
Same from same to same to deliver to the Earl of Dunbarton, Customs free, the following goods belonging to him and now in the Customs Warehouse, London port, viz., clothes, a paste board packet written for Lady Poultney, a packet directed for Mr. Kemble, a muff, essences, gloves, etc. Ibid, p. 394.
The like for delivery, on payment of Customs, of the following goods belonging to Lady Hamilton and now in the Warehouse, London port : viz., a muff, Indian stuff, gloves, ribbon, point sleeve, point cuffs, a point cornet, laced hoods, black hoods, false lace for a petticoat, fans, two boxes with pictures. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20l. to Paul Cobb for his charges and pains in executing a Commission and returning an inquisition and seizure against the estate of Edward Keene, a late head collector in the county of Suffolk. Money Book (General) p. 172.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Richard Thorne for one year's salary and board wages as a Serjeant at Arms. (Charles Bertie dated Dec. 18 to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect, etc., 50l. 3s. 9d. into the Exchequer for half a year to said Thorne ; and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 172. Out Letters (General) p. 190.
Same for 40l. to Nathaniel Castleton for two years on his pension of 20l. per an. (Like letters ut supra for said 40l.) Money Book (General p. 172. Out Letter (General) p. 191.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a grant to Elizabeth Godolphin, daughter of Sir John Godolphin and Maid of Honour to the Queen, of an annuity or pension of 200l. per an. : payable quarterly out of the Exchequer during pleasure. Docquet Book, p. 174.
Dec. 18. Cave that no docquet pass for a grant of the estate of Capt. Thomas Boothe forfeited to the King by his conviction until Mr. Abraham Stock, father of Abraham Stock and Susannah Stock, executor and legatee of the will of Capt. Booth be heard and notice be given [on their behalf] to Dutton Seymour, Attorney at law, in the Old Jewry. Caveat Book, p. 31.
Charles Bertie to "Good Cousin" [Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt] to levy tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 212l. 10s. 0d. grown due to Sir William Killegrew at Michaelmas last on his pension of 500l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 191.
Same to same to pay off Mr. John Lawrence's order of Nov. 9 last for 73l. 15s. 0d. by him expended about the Trial of the Pyx June 14 last : to be paid out of [moneys in] the Exchequer [arising out] of [sheriffs'] proffers. Ibid.
Same to the Receivers of Excise to forthwith pay 2,150l. to Dr. Taylor for one quarter of the Duchess of Portsmouth's pension which will be due at Christmas next, "for which I will give you regular discharge." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Sir William Temple (for one year's interest due upon two orders of loan in the name of Samll. Gillegrand [Gillabrand]) the 122l. 8s. 0d. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring in to the Exchequer for that purpose. Ibid.
Same to same to issue, and same to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect to the weekly payments, 541l. 19s. 4d. for the Master of the Great Wardrobe on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service thereof : "same being intended to supply necessaries for his Majesty's chapel closets." Ibid, p. 192.
Dec. 19. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship Patience, of London, with her lading of wines from France as petitioned for by Sir Patience Ward, said ship having returned to London from Rochelle with wines and navigated by the master and five English, two Scots and one Greek : it appearing that by reason of the sickness of one of the men whom the master sent home, he was necessitated to employ two Scots, yet so that he paid them no wages but brought them out of charity, though thereby he served his own occasions of bringing home his ship. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 395.
Constitution and authorisation by same of Francis Carpenter, of London, gent., for six months to search of for ships and goods seizable under the Acts relating to Navigation and Trade. Ibid, pp. 395-6.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to strike tallies for 300l. to Lady Fanshawe's executors for half a year on their pension of 600l. per an. ; and same to the Customs Cashier to pay off said tallies with respect to the weekly payments. Out Letters (General) p. 192.
Same to Sir Edward Griffin. Treasurer Danby is willing to allow the usual interest for [your procuring an advance for] the 351l. due to Mr. John Chase and desires you to advance him the said sum forthwith. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay to the executors of John, late Marquess of Winchester 70l. which became due to him for 3 years to 1674, Michaelmas, upon his creation money as Earl of Wiltshire. (Charles Bertie dated Dec. 22 to same to pay same with respect to the weekly payments.) Money Book (General) p. 172. Out Letters p. 193.
Money warrant for 222l. 10s. 0d. to Richard, Lord Arundell, Baron of Trerice, for one year on his fees of of 10s. a day and 40l. per an. as Captain of Pendennis Castle : and 500l. for half a year on his pension of 1,000l. per an. (Like letters ut supra dated 1677-8, Jan. 18 : to be brought in notwithstanding any former restriction.) Money Book (General) p. 172. Out Letters (General) p. 205.
Same for 1,300l. to Sir Leo. Jenkins as a quarter's advance of ordinary to March 10 next as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary for the Treaty of Peace at Nimuegen : to be by tallies on the Customs. (Charles Bertie dated 1677-8, Jan. 16, to the Customs Cashier to pay off said tallies with respect to the weekly payments.) Money Book (General) p. 173. Out Letters (General) p. 204.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Holford for 2 years on his fee of 20l. per an. as Portcullis Pursuivant at Arms. (Charles Bertie dated 1677-8, Jan. 15, to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect, etc., and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 173. Out Letters (General) p. 204.
Same for 50l. to Sir Timothy Tirrill for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his pension of 100l. per an. as by the Privy Seal of Jan. 31 last. (Letters ut supra dated? 1677-8, Jan. 10 : to be brought in notwithstanding any former restriction.) Money Book (General) p. 173. Out Letters (General) p. 200.
Letter of direction on an order dated Dec. 1 inst. for 250l. to William Ashburnham for 1 years upon the 200l. per an. to Nicholas Dixon, the King's Limner ; same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Collectors' rent due Sept. 19 next. Money Book (General) p. 173.
Same on two orders for Samuel Pepys as Treasurer for Tangier, viz., one of Oct. 30 last for 13,858l. 5s. 11d. in part of 14,300l. for last Sept. 29 quarter's establishment for said garrison ; the other of same date for 3,050l. 14s. 0d. in part of an arrear of 22,767l. 6s. 3d. to same : both to be hereby satisfied ut supra. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,766l. 13s. 4d. to Samuel Pepys as an advance of pay to the Earl of Inchiquin, Governor of Tangier : to be defalked, etc. ; as by the privy seal of the 12th inst., supra, p. 791 : before issue is made hereof said Auditor is to take into his possession a bond dated the 10th inst. given by said Earl to the King to make good the said advance money out of his proper moneys in case of removal, death or otherwise. Said bond is to be lodged safely with the imprest to be made use of as there may be occasion.
Appending : said bond witnessed by P. Trant, Jo. Beckford and Wm. Lownds.
(Letter of direction dated Dec. 24 hereon : charging same to be satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due Sept. 19 next.)
Ibid, pp. 174, 176
Same for 76l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Sewell and Richard Rymell for four years (to Sept. 29 last) on their fees of 10l. per an. and 6d. a day as Arras makers to the King. (Charles Bertie dated Dec. 20 to the Customs Cashier to bring same in with respect, etc., and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same. Same dated 1677-8, Jan. 17, to the Customs Cashier to bring same in notwithstanding any former restriction). Ibid, p. 175. Out Letters (General) p. 192.
Privy seal for such sums not exceeding 20,000l. in all to Isaac Legouch, the King's Jeweller, as the Lord Chamberlain, or in his absence the Vice Chamberlain of the Household shall by letter under his hand signify to the Lord Treasurer to be the price of such jewels (with 6 per cent, interest thereon if by agreement interest be to be paid) as he shall from time to time furnish for the King's service : to be without account, imprest or other charge. And if it shall happen that there are more moneys due to the said Isaac Legouch (for which orders have been already drawn) than any privy seal already passed will bear, then such surplus and the money warrants for same shall be warranted by the present privy seal. (Royal warrant dated Dec. 5 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 13 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 443, 440. Docquet Book, p. 173.
Royal warrant for a privy seal as follows. Upon surrender of Visct. Hawley we conferred upon Sir John Berry, Kt., the command of Deal Castle, commanding him to pay said Visct. Hawley 800 guinea pieces of gold, upon our royal word [promise] to repay it to him [Berry]. Said Berry has besought us to repay same and in order thereto has proposed to prosecute Nicholas Girlington, of Lancaster, late Receiver of Hearthmoney for said county for the moneys due from him to the King and thereout to receive said 800 guineas if Girlington's debt will amount to so much. Said Berry is hereby to be empowered to sue for and prosecute said debt due from Girlington and to compound for same with said Girlington and to receive thereout such sums as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit and direct in satisfaction of said 800 guineas, the interest thereof and the charges of recovery. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1677-8, Jan. 25 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 444. Docquet Book p. 181.
Same for a same for a grant to St. John Booth, John Booth, two of the sons and Elizabeth daughter of Sir John Booth (at the humble suit and nomination of said Sir John Booth and Sir Richard Haddock) of all the goods and chattels, real and personal, leases, mortgages, bonds, bills, debts and money of Capt. Thomas Booth, who was lately convicted and executed at Yarmouth for murder whereby his personal estate became forfeit to the King. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1677-8, Feb. 11, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 445-6. Docquet Book p. 184.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of the office of Clerk of the Irons in the Tower and Surveyor of the Melting Houses there, to James Cardrow and William Hastings the survivor of them and the heirs of the survivor of them for and during the life of William Evans, son of George Evans, gent., and no longer : to take effect after the determination of the said George Evans's interest in said office. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1677-8, Jan. 28, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 446. Docquet Book, p. 183.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or yearly pension of 200l. per an. to Ralph Widdrington, Esq. : payable quarterly during pleasure : the first payment to be at Christmas next : and to be received without account. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 29 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 446.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of the office of Clerk of the Treasury in the Court of Common Pleas to Sir Thomas Gerey, Kt., to him, his executors, administrators and assigns for the full term of 31 years immediately from and after the death of John, Lord Berkeley, and the change or removal of the present Lord Chief Justice of the said Court, or other sooner determination of the present interest therein : with like fees, perquisites, profits, powers, etc., as said John, Lord Berkeley or any other hath had. Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for such sums not exceeding 275l. 19s. 0d. to Sir Thomas Armstrong as have been by him disbursed for hackney coaches, post horses and other horse hire and contingent charges for the Prince of Orange ; upon a bill thereof to be allowed by the Duke of Monmouth. And further for such sums not exceeding 385l. 7s. 7d. to Richard Nevill, Esq., Knight Harbinger, as he hath dibursed and is to pay for lodgings and other extraordinaries for the retinue of his said Highness ; upon a bill to be signed by the Lord Chamberlain : "and such other sums as they shall disburse [in fees at the Exchequer upon the paying of said moneys, and for the cost of the present privy seal] in order to the receiving of the said moneys : to be received without account. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 29 of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 448. Docquet Book, p. 177.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Sheriff and Receivers and Auditor for co. Wilts and the Clerk of the Pipe to cause due payment to be made to Dr. William Sancroft, Dean of the Cathedral church of St. Paul, London, of so much of the rent of 12l. per an. for the manor of Fittleton, co. Wilts, as became due at Lady day last, he having contracted to buy same and paid the purchase money into the Exchequer before Lady day last, but the deed by which said rent (among others) was conveyed to him by the Trustees for Fee Farms did not bear date until May 30 last and no direction was therein given for payment of said rent to him for said time. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 135.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to issue forth a Commission to John Ramsey, Nath, Bladen, Barth, Fillingham, Esqrs., Nath., Castleton, John Barnard and George Evans, gent., to enquire and seize the house and premises lately built in Channel Row, Westminster, by the husband of Sarah Hawkes which he now holds by lease, but by reason of his being an alien the same is or will be forfeit to the King : as appears from the petition of said Sarah Hawkes setting forth that her husband built same with borrowed money, and praying that the King's interest in same may be settled to some person for relief of her and her children. Ibid, p. 136.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Thomas Agar and Charles Strode, Surveyors of Woods, Trent South, and to the rest of the officers of Dean Forest to permit John Wade, gent., quietly to take away 30 tuns of old timber, he having as one of the King's Commissioners about the inclosures in Dean Forest in 1669 received no recompense for his service therein, but process has issued against him out of the Exchequer for 20l. as the price of said timber sold to him by said Agar, and which said Wade has not yet removed : the King being pleased to remit said purchase price to him.
Followed by : Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to supersede the said process against Wade.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 137.
Dec. 20. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a grant to Jeane Widdrington, Maid of Honour to the Queen, of an annuity or pension of 200l. per an., payable quarterly out of the Exchequer during pleasure. Docquet Book, p. 175.
Dec. 20
[altered from Nov. 22].
Money warrant for 2,500l. to Isaac Legouch for a jewel of the value of 200l. to be given to the Envoy from the Duke of Neuburg as a present from his Majesty (as by certificate of Oct. 30 last from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain) : and for a jewel of diamonds of the value of 1,000l. to be presented to Monsieur Odyke, Ambassador Extraordinary from the States of Holland and Commissioner from the Prince of Orange ; a jewel of diamonds of the value of 600l. to be presented to Monsieur Benting, Commissioner from the said Prince ; a jewel of diamonds of the value of 200l. to be presented to Monsieur Overkirke as chief domestic of the Prince of Orange (as by the like certificate dated Nov. 15) : and also for a diamond ring of the value of 200l. to be presented to the Envoy from the Prince of Luneburg and another diamond ring of the value of 100l. to be given unto Monsieur D'Asson, Secretary to the Embassy of Holland. (Letter of direction dated Dec. 24 endorsed on an order dated Dec. 20 drawn hereon ; directing same to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Charles Bertie dated 1677-8, Jan. 16, to the Customs Cashier to satisfy as soon as possibly you can with respect to the weekly payments two tallies struck Jan. 3 for said 2,500l.) Money Book (General) pp. 159, 175. Out Letters (General) p. 204.
Dec. 20. Same for 50l. to Mris. Joane Carlisle for a quarter on her pension of 200l. per an. (Charles Bertie dated Dec. 21 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. 175. Out Letters (General) p. 193.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Sanson as Surveyor of Bristol port, loco William Davies, resigned. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 396.
Same from same to same to deliver to Henry, Earl of St. Albans, the following goods lately imported in the Charles yacht, Capt. Faizby commander, from Calais : viz., 7 French hats, 6 codebecks [Caudebec roughed hats], 5 muffs, 2 cheeses for the King, 1 ditto for Treasurer Danby, 1 ditto for the Earl of St. Albans, 5 sherings. Ibid, p. 397.
Same from same to same to permit stores and provisions of war as in the annexed schedule [missing] and laden on board the Mary, of London, Stephen Penny commander, to be exported, Customs free, for the service of the garrison of Tangier. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby to the Commissioners appointed to take care of the rebuilding of St. Pauls. Upon hearing the officers of the Works for Windsor Castle who claim 250l. 7s. 6d. part of the Greenwax money grown due (and in Sir Thomas Fanshawe's hands for the King) before the [date of the] privy seal which directed the payment of the moiety of the Greenwax money towards the rebuilding of St. Paul's Church, and upon hearing the Bishop of London and others in favour of the grant to the said church, it appeared to me that the said 250l. 7s. 6d. grew due in the time that the King had appointed that [Greenwax] money for the repairs of Windsor Castle, and that the later direction did not in any sort contradict the same otherwise than by appointing the moiety of what should thereafter accrue to be for rebuilding the said church. I therefore thought it just that said sum should be paid to the Receiver for the Works at Windsor, but inasmuch as the same cannot be done upon the later privy seal without your concurrence herein, I desire you to give directions to your Treasurer to pay 125l. 3s. 9d. (out of the order now drawn for your moiety of the Greenwax) to William Roberts, the Receiver for the Honor and Castle of Windsor. This is the moiety of the order now drawn for your share of the said Greenwax money and with what is contained in the order for the Windsor share will be entirely satisfy the said sum of 250l. 7s. 6d. and will prevent all further charge and trouble of making any alterations in the present privy seal or accompts of that [Greenwax] revenue. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 136.
Dec. 21. William Prestcott, of London, merchant, living in Angell Court in Throckmorton Street, having a petition depending before Treasurer Danby for payment of 80l. with interest and charges out of Sir Richard Bulstrode's ordinary [viz., as] for so much advanced to him [Bulstrode by said Prestcott] at Brussels ; and Sir Richard on notice of this petition having by his letter agreed that the same be paid viz., one moiety out of his next payment and the rest out of the next ensuing payment, Cave that care be taken hereof when his [Bulstrode's] warrant is signed. Caveat Book, p. 31.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in notwithstanding any former restriction (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 200l. for Sir George Reve. Out Letters (General) p. 192.
Dec. 22. Entry of Treasurer Danby's notification to the Master and Register of Sutton's Hospital of his [Danby's] nomination and appointment of Alexander Bishop, gent., to be a pensioner in said Hospital "in the next place that shall fall in my disposall." Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 137.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Fulk Emms, gent., of the office of one of the King's waiters, London port, for life, in reversion after any four of the following, viz., John Marshall, Thomas Raymond, Gerard Andrewes, John Shaw, Nicholas Park, Samuell Ward, Andrew Haines, John Bowles, Francis Dacket, German Hough, Samuell Philips, Samuell Danvers, Francis Roberts, Hugh Bantock, Joseph Jordan, Lawrence Corbet, John Charnock, Thomas Charnock, John Feild, and also [in reversion after or] upon Ellis Floyd, William Tallman and Thomas Apprice : (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1677-8, Jan. 12, of docquet hereof). King's Warrant Book V. p. 448. Docquet Book, p. 179.
Charles Bertie [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 1,239l. 14s. 8d. (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring same into the Exchequer with respect to the weekly payments) for the King's Musicians as follow for half a year on their respective fees "for which you have warrants lying before you to pass the debentures," viz., Nich. Staggins, 123l. 5s. 5d. ; Jo. Lilly, 20l. ; Phill. Beckett, 30l. 1s. 3d. ; Francis Cruy's, 20l. ; Symon Hopper, 30l. ; Cha. Evans, 23l. 5s. 5d. ; Mathew Lock, 20l. ; Henry Hawes, 23l. 5s. 5d. ; Jon. Harding, 20l. ; Henry Gregory, 30l. ; Robt. Strong, 23l. 5s. 5d. ; Robt. Blagrave, 29l. 7s. 1d. ; Jon. Jenkins, 20l. ; Jon. Banister, 55l. ; Edmond Flower, 23l. 5s. 5d. ; Tho. Pursell, 110l. ; Antho. Robart, 20l. ; Jon. Singleton, 23l. 5s. 5d., Richd. Dorney, 10l. ; Tho. Laneire, 33l. 14s. 7d. ; Edward Hooton, 20l. ; Jon. Clem[en]ts, 20l. ; Theo. Fitz, 23l. 5s. 5d. ; Jon. Gamball, 23l. 5s. 5d. ; Tho. Blagrave, 20l. 4s. 7d. ; Alpho. Marsh, 20l. ; Isaack Staggins, 23l. 5s. 5d. ; William Cleyton, 76l. 6s. 8d. ; Nath. Watkins, 20l. ; Cha. Colman, 30l. ; Jon. Blow, 64l. ; William Turnor, 30l. ; Jo. Goodgroome, 20l. ; Tho. Bates, 45l. ; Tho. Heywood, 50l. ; Jon. Mason, 23l. 5s. 5d. ; Humph. Madge, 43l. 6s. 4d. Out Letters (General) pp. 194-5.
Dec. 24. Privy seal for 500l. to Lemuis (Lemuel) Kingdon as imprest to be by him paid over to Col. William Stapleton, Governor of the Leeward Islands, to be by him employed and expended in building and furnishing a fort at the place called Cleverly Point for the defence of the island of St. Christopher ; it having been thought necessary for the strengthening of said Colony to raise some considerable fort, and said Cleverly (Cliverly) point being thought most convenient for the safety and protection of shipping ; the King being informed "that the islanders will willingly contribute their labour and endeavours threeunto, so that if we furnish 500l. towards the building thereof they will supply the rest." (Royal warrant dated Dec. 14 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 19 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated 1677-8, Jan. 3, hereon.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 450, 443. Docquet Book, p. 175. Money Book (General) p. 179.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to William Killigrew, his administrators and assigns, of the personal estate of William Toms, late of Tewkesbury, co. Gloucester, who was at the assizes lately held at Gloucester, convicted of high treason for coining and afterwards executed whereby his personal estate became forfeit to the King : with full power to said Killigrew to prosecute for and recover said estate. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1677-8, Jan. 4, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 449. Docquet Book, p. 178.
[?] Royal sign manual to Treasurer Danby to pay (out of the 10,000l. dormant privy seal) 140l. to Latitia Biggs and Grace Peirson or their assigns for their interest in a certain field and garden situate near our royal citadel at Plymouth and containing by estimation 4 acres 3 rods 17 perches, bounded with the lands now or late of John Rashleigh, Esq., on the west, the ground called the Beacon Haw on the south, the lands now or late of John Davis on the east, and the lane leading to the old mills on the north, part whereof is in lease to said Biggs, relict of Abraham Biggs, and said Peirson, his daughter, for the life of George Bagg, Esq., aged about 50 years, under the rent of 1l. 6s. 8d. per an. payable to the mayor and commonalty of Plymouth to whom the inheritance thereof belongs : which said premises with the house thereon having been valued at 20l. per an., the Surveyor General has rated the interest of said Biggs and Peirson at 140l., which sum the King has agreed to pay to them for such interest and for the damage they have sustained by demolishing the premises or making use of the same for the benefit of the citadel at any time before date hereof. Before any payment be made hereon they are to assign their interest by conveyance to be approved by the Attorney General. (For money warrant hereon see under date 1678, June 1.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 450.
Dec. 24. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet [of a privy seal] for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the King from George Wharton. (Treasurer Danby's warrant dated 1677-8, Jan. 3, hereon to the Receipt accordingly for tallies of discharge.) Docquet Book, p. 176 Money Book (General) p. 179.
Same of same of a great seal containing a contract between the King and Richard Brett, Samuel Vincent and John Parsons for victualling the Navy according to the order in Council. Docquet Book, p. 177.
Money warrant for 3,660l. to Charles Bertie for New Year's gifts to be given by the King on Jan. 1 next. (Charles Bertie dated Dec. 28 to the Customs Cashier to bring in said 3,660l. into the Exchequer notwithstanding any former restriction.) Money Book (General) p. 175. Out Letters (General) p. 195.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment to be levied upon the Commissioners or Receivers of Excise for the yearly sums of 144l. 10s. 9d. and 123l. 17s. 9d. as same now is or shall in future grow due to Major John Clarke and Edward Stratford as by the privy seal of Dec. 20 instant ut supra, p. 801. Money Book (General) p. 175.
Letter of direction on 5,884l. 5s. 9d. as the remainder of an order dated Dec. 1 for 54,550l. to William Ashburnham for the Household whereon 48,665l. 14s. 2d. was directed the 8th inst. (supra, p. 809) : said balance to be hereby by tallies on the Hearthmoney Collectors' payment due 1678-9, March 15. Ibid, p. 176.
Same on on order of the 1st inst. for 7,115l. 14s. 2d. to said Ashburnham in full of 100,000l. for the Household : same to be by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment, 6,500l. out of their payment due Sept. 19 next and the remainder out of same due March 15 following. Ibid.
Same on an order dated 1670, May 26, for 189l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton for 4 years to Christmas, 1669, on their perpetuity of 42l. per an. : same being registered on the Wine and Vinegar Duty is hereby to be satisfied by tallies on the Hearthmoney Contractors' payment due Sept. 19 next. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, a coach lately brought from Holland and belonging to the Envoy from Brunswick Luneburg. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 398.
Same from same to same to pass outwards, Customs free, the equipage and baggage of Don Carlos de Borgia, viz., a coffer, a case and some portmanteaus. Ibid.
Same from same to the sheriffs of London and Middlesex to deliver forthwith to William Freeman, of London, merchant, so many of the malefactors within mentioned [schedule thereof missing] as are at present in your custody without requiring any fees of him for the same, he giving bond for conveying them to Saint Christopher : and that from time to time hereafter you deliver such transportable malefactors as you shall have in your custody to complete the number [of 300 as below] to such merchants or planters as I shall give you notice of, viz., without fees and upon such bond [as above]. For satisfaction of the prison fees due for the said malefactors the Clerk of the Pipe is hereby to allow on your accounts 1l. 11s. 0d. per head for the malefactors you shall so deliver. And whereas it is likely that you will be in surplusage upon your accounts hereafter, I intend for the future to issue my warrants for charging the same by record of surplusage on the sheriffs of any other counties who shall be indebted on their accounts.
Prefixing : Order of the King in Council dated Whitehall 1677, June 1. The Lords Committees for Trade and Plantation this day reported to the board that in order to a further supply of inhabitants of the colony of St. Christopher they had discoursed with some merchants touching the transportation thither of such malefactors as by law might be transported, and said merchants declared that they would willingly take off and transport considerable numbers provided they might not be obliged to pay for them at the gaols in regard of the great fees demanded by the keepers : and that thereupon the said Lords considering the advantage which might accrue to the King by having the said island supplied as aforesaid, did advise with Sir John Shorter, Kt., then one of the sheriffs of London, to know how far the charges of the gaol relating to each malefactor might be reduced, whereby they found that the said charge might be brought to 1l. 11s. 0d. per head, which for 300 malefactors (which is the number the merchants were willing to take and thought requisite) amounts to 465l. Said Lords further proposed that said 1l. 11s. 0d. be allowed to the sheriffs in their accounts as above ; and further that the merchants or planters who received the said malefactors free from the gaol might enter into bond before the Recorder of London for their safe conveyance to St. Christopher. All which the King hereby approved and ordered the Lord Treasurer to direct the performance thereof.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 138.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to give order to the steward of the manor of Ryme to pass to Henry Kymer an estate [of a copyhold in said manor] by copy of Court roll according to the Custom of said manor for three lives to be nominated by said Kymer : without fine and under the ancient rent and services.
Prefixing : note of said Kymer's petition as referred to said Surveyor General, July 10 last ; and of said Surveyor General's report dated July 13 thereon, proposing a grant in reversion for three lives at a fine of 30l. "for that the widow has not repaired the premises as she ought to have done."
Warrants not Relating to Mo ney VII. p. 139.
Dec. 26. Money warrant for 350l. to Dr. John Taylor for last [this present] Christmas quarter on the 1,400l. per an. to him for secret service as by the privy seal of 1676, June 30. (Charles Bertie dated 1677-8, Jan. 7, to the Receivers of Excise to pay same in : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 175. Out Letters (General) p. 198.
Dec. 27. Royal warrant [to the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a great seal for a grant to Richard Folyard of the fee of 100l. per an. during pleasure in consideration of his good service done and to be done in attending our person as our barber in extraordinary : to be payable quarterly, commencing the first payment from 1676, Michaelmas. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated 1677-8, Jan. 12, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 449. Docquet Book, p. 179.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect to the weekly payments (and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue) 18l. 5s. 6d. to Andrew Lawrence for half a year's wages of 2s. a day as Surveyor of the King's highways, etc. Out Letters (General) p. 195.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners from time to time upon certificates to you from the Master of the Ordnance to permit the export, Customs free, of such quantities and kinds of ammunition, stores or provisions as he shall so certify to be for the supply of the Plantations and Colonies beyond the seas or for ships in the King's service abroad ; same being frequently so shipped and for want of despatch in clearing or passing the ships or vessels it may sometimes happen that the King's service may be retarded. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 399.
Dec. 29. Warrant dormant from same to the Customs Cashier to pay the annuity of 2,000l. to Prince Rupert as same is already grown due or shall hereafter grow due. Money Book (General) p. 176.
Warrant from same to same to pay to the executors of Richard Gregory, deceased, 3l. 13s. 4d. for his services in attending [the Lord Treasurer as Messenger for] the affairs of the Customs from June 24 last to July 15 following, being 22 days at 3s. 4d. a day : it appearing by certificate of the Curate and Register of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields that said Gregory died on said 15th of July.
Followed by : Treasurer Danby's allowance of the like fee for 21 days to same for his attendance on the Lord Treasurer for same time. (Charles Bertie dated 1677-8, Jan. 18, to same to bring in 3l. 10s. 0d. and to pay 3l. 13s. 4d. as above : and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 3l. 10s. 0d.)
Ibid, p. 176. Out Letters (General) p. 207.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Sir Robert Vyner for one year on his annuity as by the patent of 1671, Sept. 15 : to be by tallies on the Customs. (Together with warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to take wine bonds from Phillip Marsh to abovesaid value and to deliver same to said Vyner in settlement of said tallies : with the usual clause for reckoning and allowing the merchants' 10 per cent. discount on such bonds.) Money Book (General) pp. 177-8.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to bring in to the Exchequer notwithstanding any former restriction 1,000l. for Secretary Williamson in part of an order lately drawn in his name for 2,000l. for secret service. Out Letters (General) p. 195.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 125l. for last [this present] Christmas quarter on Lady Charlotte Paston's pension. Ibid, p. 196.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to William Chiffinch a set of hangings lately brought from Holland in the Kitchin yacht belonging to Lord Ambassador Hyde, and by him directed to be sent hither. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 398.
Same from same to William Richardson keeper of the King's gaol of Newgate. You have lately apprehended William King and Henry Clayton suspected to be two highway robbers, and you found in their possession 5 geldings, 2 mares, 1 silver dressing box and 2 silver powder boxes, which remain now in your custody. You are to keep same safely until the trial of said prisoners, and if same accrue to the King by their conviction, you are not to depart therewith to any persons till the King's pleasure be known therein. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 139.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to issue a Commission under the Exchequer seal to Giles Dunstar and Anthony Ettrick, Esqrs., John Sansom, Robt. Jones, John Willy, senr., and Henry Flory, gent., to enquire concerning several abuses that have been committed in the landing uncustomed and prohibited goods in the port of Poole and the members, creeks and districts thereof to the great prejudice of the Customs. Ibid.
Dec. 31. Privy seal for 240l. per an. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to be by him paid to Leonard Gurle as gardener and keeper of the royal garden in St. James's Park between St. James's Park House and the Spring Garden wall, said Gurle being thereto appointed for life, loco John Rose deceased, commencing the first payment from Sept. 29 last : same to be for said Gurle's wages for keeping said garden : and further to pay him 320l. a year as by his agreement for maintaining the charge of keeping said garden as was formerly paid to the late John Rose on the like agreement, as by the privy seal of 1676, Aug. 31 : same to be for paying all workmen, labourers and weeders, for procuring and paying for all dung, for raising of melons, making hotbeds for sollading, melon glasses, waterpots, wherebarrows, waterbarrows, watertubs, spades, rakes, houghs, dung forks, lines, reels, shears, nails, leathers, scythes, rubbing stones, hedging irons, pruning hooks, pruning knives, poles for hedges, seeds for pannels, shells for the walks, stone and wooden rolls, fruit baskets for our table's service, silk and paper to tie the fruit down, seeds for sallets and other herbs for our kitchen and for paying all other charges relating to the keeping of the said garden in as fair and ample manner as same has been ever kept excepting the wages of said Gurle and [excepting also] all alterations, new erections or other additions which we may command to be made in said garden. The said agreement and the said 320l. per an. to be during pleasure. Further as said John Rose and his administratrix have been at the charge of maintaining said garden till Sept. 29 last the said 320l. per an. is hereby to be paid to his said administratrix up to Sept. 29 last and no longer. (Royal warrant dated Dec. 14 for said privy seal ; Gurle's wages in said warrant being incorrectly stated as 250l. per an. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 24 of docquet hereof. Dormant money warrant dated 1677-8, Jan. 14 hereon, for both sums of 240l. and 320l. per an. to said Gurle, together with money warrant for 80l. to the administratrix of said Rose for last Sept. 29 quarter.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 457-8. 443. Docquet Book, p. 177. Money Book (General) p. 188.
Privy seal for a grant to Sir Gilbert Talbot of an annuity or yearly pension of 400l. payable at Lady day in every year out of the moneys which shall yearly accrue to the King or his successors and be payable into the office of the Jewel House for presents made by noblemen usually called New Year's gifts : with power to said Talbot to retain in his hands the said sum out of the said presents yearly : for life : the first 400l. hereon to be by him detained at Lady day next : such detentions to be allowed to him upon all accompts by him to be made for the said New Year's gifts : all in regard of the long and faithful services of said Talbot to the King and Charles I. (Royal warrant dated Dec. 19 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 29 of docquet hereof. The docquet states the grant to be during pleasure.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 447. Docquet Book, p. 178.
Same dormant for 10,000l. in such proportions for such services and uses and to such persons as the King shall from time to time direct by warrant under his sign manual either upon accompt by way of imprest or without accompt as the case shall require. (Royal warrant dated Dec. 19 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 29 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 451, 444. Docquet Book, p. 178.
Privy seal for a discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir Hugh Ackland of ColumbJohn, co. Devon. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Dec. 24 of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated 1677-8, Feb. 5, hereon accordingly to the Receipt for tallies to discharge same.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 458-9. Docquet Book, p. 177. Money Book (General) p. 214.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Langwith for last [present] Christmas quarter on his fee of 3s. 4d. a day as Messenger to the Lord Treasurer : and to bring a like sum into the Exchequer for the like fee due to him there. Out Letters (General) p. 196.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Commissioners. You lately dismissed one Atwick from his employment in the Customs at Milton and Mr. Tomlin was ordered to be put in his place. Mr. Atwick's petition thereupon was referred to you, but having considered the case, Treasurer Danby directs you to settle Tomlin, notwithstanding such reference. Out Letters (Customs) IV. p. 1.