Entry Book: January 1680, 21-31

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January 1680

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Jan. 22. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the 1679 Christmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port: (total 5,415l. 13s. 8d.). Money Book, p. 321. Out Letters (Customs), p. 169.
Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas Elliot, master of his Majesty's harehounds for half a year to 1678, Sept. 29, on his fee of 500l. per an. (Money order dated 1679–80, Mar. 7, hereon.) Money Book, p. 322. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 86.
Same for 20l. to Thomas Bignell, James Bowles, Nath. Bird, John Izard and Charles Raby, for respectively half a year to 1677, Sept. 29, 1677, Lady day, 1675, Sept. 29, 1677, Christmas, and 1678, Sept. 29, on their fee of 3l. 6s. 8d. per month each as yeomen prickers of his Majesty's privy harriers. Money Book, p. 322.
Jan. 22 Money warrant for 51l. 18s. 4d. to Anthony Segar, 10l. thereof for last Christmas quarter's salary [as keeper of the Treasury Chamber] and 41l. 18s. 4d. thereof for necessaries provided for the Treasury Office for said quarter. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Money Book, p. 322. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 63.
Same for 455l. to Bevill Skelton for a quarter's ordinary to Dec. 24 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated 1679–80, Jan. 26, hereon.) Money Book, p. 323. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 92.
Same for 303l. 3s. 6d. to William Blathwayt for last Christmas quarter for the clerks and necessaries for the Select Committee of the Privy Council for Trade and Foreign Plantations, viz., 100l. to the clerk of the Privy Council attending, 62l. 10s. 0d. to William Blathwayt, clerk of the Council in extraordinary for his constant assistance. 25l. for 2 clerks, 9l. 2s. 6d. for pens, ink and paper, 18l. 5s. 0d. to Benjamin Cooling and Nath. Cox (keepers of the Convent chamber) for fire and candle, 12l. 10s. 0d. to a messenger and his assistant, 15l. for the Office rooms in Scotland Yard, 5l. for a servant and woman to clean the Office, 12l. 10s. 0d. for an extra clerk, 7l. 6s. 0d. for stationery, 10l. for postage, bills of rate and price current, &c., 6l. for charges in the Secretary's Office on passing the privy seal for re-settling the said Committee, as by the order in Council for April 22 last, 20l. for Exchequer fees payable on the receipt of this account. (Money order dated 1679–80, Feb. 11, hereon.) Money Book, pp. 323–4. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 185.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to John Langwith for last Christmas quarter as present messenger attending the affairs of the Customs. Money Book, p. 325.
Together with [Treasury allowance of] said Lang with's bill for 14l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter for attending the Treasury Lords.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to allow to Ralph Bucknall in his account as late Farmer of Excise for co. Yorks, &c., for the three years ended 1674, June 24, his interest [on his advance money], as if same had not been forfeited by delay in payment of his rent and further to deliver him up his bonds; said Backnall having petitioned the Treasury representing that immediately after his taking the said farm he assigned his interest therein to John Forth, since deceased, who managed the same during the said term and paid the rent thereof from time to time till the last quarter when falling into decay soon after he left unpaid of that quarter 1,114l. 5s. 8d. which sum petitioner has since paid. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 139–40.
[?] The Treasury Lords to Auditor John Phelipps, auditor of the rates upon sale of fee farm rents, to prepare a rate upon the particular of fee farm and other rents delivered to you by Charles, Marquess of Winchester, in order to the passing a grant thereof to said Marquess as reprisals and in satisfaction of defective rents purchased by him. Transmit same to us by Feb. 5 next. Ibid, p. 140.
Jan. 22. Treasury warrant to Tho. Done, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow items as follow in the accounts of Sir William St. Ravy, kt., and John Carey of the 1,000l. imprested to them by the patent of 1660, Nov. 7 (of which sum they have rendered two accounts, the one for 756l. 13s. 3d. sworn to by both accomptants, the other for 223l. 4s. 6d. sworn to by Carey alone since the decease of said St. Ravy; same being for taking deer and conveying them to several of the King's parks and for hay, &c., for deer sent to the King by several foreign princes): said items being such for which acquittances are wanting, viz., 449l. 18s. 2d. in full of several bills of Thomas Wood et al. for removing deer; 35l. part of 75l. paid for the keeper's fees of 300 head of deer presented to the King; 42l. 5s. 6d. paid for several new deer waggons, 30s. paid a mariner that brought fowl from Rouen by the King's command; 5l. to the King's gardener of the new garden at St. James's; 20s. to a woman that brought strawberries to the King by his command; 21l. 10s. 0d. paid for a freight and cellurage of wine that came from France for the King's own drinking; 18l. paid for 12 brass horns for the King's huntsmen; 4l. for Mr. Carey's coach hire to Wanstead to view the King's deer there; 6l. to a Dutchman for freight of the deer taken by Mr. Pitman; 18l. 11s. 0d. for fees to the Tellers of the Exchequer: or in all 602l. 14s. 8d.: both the said St. Ravy and Wood being dead so that their acquittances cannot be obtained. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp.141–2.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of William Beheathland's petition for extension of lease of a messuage or tenement called the Christopher in Eton leased to him by patent dated 1661, June 10, for 16 years from 1675, Nov. 8, at the old rent of 4l. 5s. 0d. per an. and 10l. de incremento: premises being an inn, old and much decayed and very chargeable to keep in repair, said rents being more than half the value of the premises. Out Letters (Customs), p. 166.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to put three tidesmen on board the Kitchen yacht, Capt. Crow commander, now riding in the Hope; said tidesmen to go with her beyond the seas to see that her goods be there actually unladen so as to see that none thereof be shifted into coasters or other vessels or privately stolen ashore: the tidesmen to return in the said vessel. Ibid. pp. 166–7.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the following sums to me [Guy] upon my order for 400l.:— out Letters (General), p. 352.
out of money paid in by Bevis Lloyd, of the profits of his office, on his debt instalment due Nov. 24 last l.
out of Excise money 200
out of same, being the moiety of the 50l. to Mrs. Langdon as in the list of payments of the 5th inst 25
out of any other money unappropriated: to be made good 25
Treasury reference to Brooke Bridges and Tho. Done [Auditors of Imprests], of the state and representation of the case of the Provost and Corporation of moneyers of the Mint. Out Letters (General), pp. 354–5.
Prefixing: said state, dated the Mint Jan. 15, signed by Nichol Harris, Provost, Robt. Gascoigne, Tho. Anderson, Edw. Sturton, Tho. Seabrooke, Tho. Hunt, James Wilder, Christopher Sutton [moneyers]: shewing that by the Mint indenture now in force the moneyers are obliged to work for many days in the week and as often as required on pain of imprisonment and being disfranchised, which they have always been ready to do: that according to said indenture and the ancient practice of the Mint they ought to be and formerly were paid weekly when they delivered the money but now are behind for about 2 years: that for above these 2 or 3 years past they cannot get the master and Worker to come to any account with them nor have they received any money from him: that there is between 4,000l. and 5,000l. due to them: that in July last at a hearing before the Treasury Lords and [i.e. assisted by] the Lords of the Privy Council the Master Worker was ordered to come to account with them and to pay them what should appear due which he then faithfully promised to do in 14 days: that in Dec. last at another hearing before the Treasury Lords the order was repeated and he again promised to do it in 2 or 3 days time: but still they cannot get him to account with them or pay them.
Henry Guy to Auditor Aldworth to insert in the account of Tho. Knatchbull 2l. 17s. 0d. as part of his charge, being received by him of the wives of the Peers for Poll money. Ibid, p. 356.
Same to Mr. Dering sending back two particulars [of fee farms] for two of the [Fee Farm] Trustees to sign the truth of their examination. For the future you are to get 2 Trustees signatures together with your own to attest the truth of each particular. Ibid.
Same to [the Customs Commissioners] forwarding the warrant for putting tidesmen on board the Kitchin yacht and the proclamation published last Tuesday for the better execution of divers statutes against prohibited goods. Send them both to the Captain of the yacht.Ibid.
[?] Same to Jon. Perry and Edw. Buckley [former Contractors for the Hearthmoney] for a certificate of all tallies charged upon you for the service of Tangier garrison and paid to Samuel Pepys. Ibid, p. 357.
Jan. 22. Same to the Navy Commissioners to expedite Sir Henry Osborne's account for the Sick and Wounded which was sent to you long ago. Ibid.
Same to [the Farmers of the Law duty] to certify the Treasury Lords what moneys you have paid to Mr. Kingdon or Sir John James or partners. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Sunderland to insert the following advertisements in the next two Gazettes. Ibid, p. 358.
(1) Whereas after several hearings of Sir John James and Lemuell Kingdon and their partners, late undertakers for the payment of the Guards, Garrisons and Household, it appeared to the Treasury Lords that several tallies on the Excise amounting to a very great sum were deposited in their hands for the said uses and for which the King otherwise sufficiently secured the said James, Kingdon and partners by orders upon the present tax; these are therefore to give advertisement thereof to the end that no person may receive assignments of the said tallies or any part of them from said James, Kingdon or partners for any money, there being a bill now depending in the Exchequer Court against said James, Kingdon and partners on the King's behalf for bringing them to an account and for the delivery up of the said tallies.
(2) All merchants and others who served stores or did any other service for the Navy on the credit of the late Poll Act and are yet unpaid are desired forthwith (by themselves or assigns) to bring their bills for such stores or services to the Auditors, who will attend at the Navy Office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to ascertain the said debts.
Jan. 24. Money order for 4,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much by them lent this day for his Majesty's service: together with 6 per cent. interest. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 65.
Treasury instructions to the Customs Commissioners in reply to the latter's memorial of the 12th inst. (1) We shall represent to the King in Council the riots which have been committed at Poole to rescue French prohibited goods. We have moved for a proclamation, in accordance with your draft thereof, for giving encouragement to the officers making seizures. (2) The salary due to Giles Dunstar to his death, as late a general surveyor, is to be paid to his widow. (3) In your memorial of 26 Nov. last you represent the need of a smack for securing Torbay, in Poole port, Woodbridge and the parts adjacent by reason of the many frauds and violences practised upon account of the Poll Act, and likewise for another smack to be employed about Poole and another about Berdsey [Bawdsey] Ferry on the coast of Suffolk and Essex; to supply which you propose to suppress the office of general surveyor on said Dunstar's death and to employ his salary of 666l. 13s. 4d. per an. as follows, viz., 182l. 4s. 0d. for a smack about Torbay, 152l. 4s. 0d. for a smack at Poole (there being already 30l. per an. established for it and the rest by incidents) and 182l. 4s. 0d. for a smack at Berdsey Ferry; 50l. for a riding surveyor on the coast of Yorkshire and 10l. per an. to make up the 2 riding surveyors about Plymouth into 50l. per an. We hereby authorise these proposals. (4) The Lord Privy Seal leaves Devereux Brown (who stands in bond to the King and pretends to be protected as servant to the Lord Privy Seal) liable to the King's suit. (5) We have received the King's pleasure for making an allowance to encourage the seizing of French prohibited goods ("besides wines for which you have power already"). You may allow what you think fit up to a third of the customs on such goods to the officers or other persons on all such French goods seized from Sept. 29 last over and above the expense of bringing them to the King's warehouse, which expenses are to be paid as an incident. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 167–9.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to require Capt. Crow, Jacob Jacobs mate, and John Edwards gunner, of the Kitchin yacht, to permit 3 tidesmen to go aboard her to go in her beyond sea to see her lading actually put on shore: it appearing from a letter of John Chetham and Stephen Chuseman, two tidesurveyors, that they put 3 tidesmen on board, but the yacht's company forced them into a pinnace and they are now in Mr. Nash's smack. Out Letters (Customs), p. 170.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the 4,000l. (which Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe will lend this day), as follows, viz., 2,000l. to the Navy and 2,000l. to Mr. Pepys for Tangier. Out Letters (General), p. 359.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend the Treasury on Monday next concerning the Eastland merchants' business: also forwarding copy as follows of the Law Farmers' answer concerning the moneys paid by them to Mr. Kingdon and partners. Ibid.
Appending: said letter from John Canham and James Roffey to Henry Guy dated Inner Temple, Jan. 23 inst. We paid two tallies (struck on the Law duty) to Lemuel Kingdon, viz., one for 1,222l. 15s. 0d. the 22 Oct., 1678, and the other for 4,968l. 7s. 11d. the 18th Jan., 1678–9. This is all we have paid to said Kingdon or Sir John James or partners.
Same to Auditor Aldworth forwarding papers as follow of Sir Robert Southwell and Alderman Backwell. You are to finish said Backwell's accounts concerning the Queen's portion. Ibid, p. 360.
Appending list of said papers, viz. (1) Sir R. Southwell's report to the Treasury Lords on Backwell's said account brought in 1679, Dec. 11. (2) Backwell's answer given in 1679, May 15, to said Southwell's exception to said account. (3) Account or computation of the Portugal money on the first commission according to the rate of 7s. 8½d. per milrei. (4) Backwell's answer to Southwell's 14 exceptions.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The complaint of Mr. Miller (late [Customs] officer in Carolina) against Mr. Culpeper is to be heard before the King in Council on Wednesday week. You are to attend and meanwhile let your solicitor retain and fully instruct the Attorney General, Sir Robert Sawyer and other King's Counsel. Ibid.
Same to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay out of the Navy weekly money the bill of exchange for 1,156l. 5s. 0d. drawn by Capt. Herbert on the Navy Board for the charge of 2 fire boats to go before Algiers; and the bill of exchange for 81l. drawn on the Navy Board by your Master Attendant at Tangier. (The like letter on the following day to the Navy Board.) Ibid, pp. 361, 362.
Jan. 25. The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for Tangier to peruse Samuel Pepys's account as Treasurer for Tangier garrison to see whether he has fully charged himself with all the moneys paid to him for the garrison and the mole there. Ibid, p. 361.
Jan. 26. Henry Guy to Mr. Burton to attend Mr. Harbord and Sir Jon. Talbott at his house in Long Acre and to go with them to retain the Attorney General and Mr. Ward concerning a bill exhibited against them about the Earl of Danby's fee farm rents. (Same to the Attorney General to take care of this business.) Ibid, p. 363.
Jan. 26. Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of Charles Duncombe's account of money advanced to the Navy at several times between 1678, Sept. 3, and 1679, Nov. 15, amounting to 42,000l. (all the principal [being by the latter date] repaid, but 3,538l. 16s. 6d. remaining due for interest). Out Letters (General), p. 364.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to get writs of assistance for Mr. Dawson and Mr. Herne to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods so that same can be sent into the country by to-morrow night's post. Inform all your officers in the country that the King allows encouragement for seizing French prohibited goods, viz., up to a third of the value of the Customs thereon. Ibid.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the memorial presented to the King by Monsieur de Barillon, ambassador from France, relating to two French seamen in custody at Weymouth. We herewith present your Majesty with affidavits of several officers of said port viz.: (1) dated Jan. 1 inst. by Francis Hill, tidesman of Weymouth. On this day did in company of Samuell Dassell, deputy searcher, and Stephen Pollard, a tidesman of said port, visit a vessel in the outer hold, being bound to Topsham from Rouen when said Pollard trying to make a search, he and Dassell and deponent were attacked by the French sailors and violently forced from the ship; (2) and (3) like affidavits of said Pollard and Dassell; the deponents having had information that prohibited and uncustomed goods were offered to sale in said port and that said goods were on board said vessel. Upon said affidavits the collector of said port got an order from the Vice-Admiral and went on board said ship with a marshal and arrested two of the said Frenchmen named Martin Petett and John Fissard, and took them on land where the constable arrested them by the Mayor's warrant. The said Comptroller writes us that if there be no redress your Majesty will be a loser by it for that the officers are so much discouraged by it that they may be very negligent in searching for the future. If your Majesty enlarge the men at the instance of said ambassador we advise that satisfaction be first given to the officers who have been abused and beaten. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 142–4.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct their cashier to pay 10l. to Thomas Millar (Miller) the late officer of the Customs at Carolina: for his present support. Money Book, p. 325.
Jan. 27. Money warrant for 5,000l. to Henry Guy for last Christmas quarter on the 20,000l. per an. for secret service as by the privy seal of June 30 last: to be paid out of Excise money in the Exchequer. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.) Ibid, p. 325. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 65.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 253l. 10s. 5d. to Sir William Darcey for the half year to June 24 last and part of the succeeding Michaelmas quarter on his 400l. per an. as by the privy seal of Aug. 30 last: it appearing by a certificate of the 22 inst. from Giles Litcote. Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs, that the Customs on alum in London port from 1678, Christmas, to 1679, Christmas, amounted to 66l. 10s. 5d. and in the port of Whitby from 1678. Christmas, to 1679, Michaelmas ("the quarter book there for the succeeding quarter being not yet come to hand") to 187l.: making together 253l. 10s. 5d. Money Book, p. 326.
Jan. 27. Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay Mris. Jane Finch. relict of Francis Finch. 125l. in part of the 362l. 10s. 0d. remaining due to Michaelmas. 1674, to said Francis Finch, late one of the Commissioners of Excise on the 250l. per an. granted him by the privy seals of 1668. July 28, and 1668–9. Jan. 30, until he should be otherwise provided for: said Finch having been restored as a Commissioner of Excise at Michaelmas. 1674. Money Book, p. 326.
Money warrant for 1,250l. to Mris. Eleanor Gwynn for last Christmas quarter on the 5,000l. per an. for the support of her and Charles. Earl of Burford. (Money order dated Jan. 29 hereon.) Ibid, p. 327. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 65.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay William Ivie (Ivy) 10l. for one year to 1678. Lady day, on his fee as Comptroller of Customs. Poole port. Money Book, p. 327.
Same to same to pay 138l. 13s. 4d. to Phillip Warwick for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Collector Outwards of the petty customs, London port. Ibid.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Sir Jonathan Trelawnay, bart., late Lieut.-Col. to the Duke of York's Regiment of Horse, who prays payment of 503l. 4s. 10d. for clothing and other disbursements made by him before the disbanding of his troop. The said sum is due to him as appears by an account stated under the hand of Lemuell Kingdon, late Paymaster of the Forces, and Trelawnay's creditors threaten to arrest him unless they be speedily satisfied. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 145.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order in Council as follows, with the caution that the words 50 beds and furniture are to be understood only of feather beds. Out Letters (Customs) pp. 170–1.
Prefixing: copy of an order of the King in Council dated Whitehall. Jan. 23 (made on the memorial of Henry Sheeres, surveyor general of his Majesty's mole at Tangier), for the customs free transport of materials detailed for said mole, being provisions, wheelwright's materials, collar maker's materials.
Henry Guy to the Barons of the Exchequer, forwarding the Attorney General's report on a proposal, and a draft Commission relating thereto. Please consider same with the other Judges at Westminster and report to the Treasury. Out Letters (General), p. 362.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to satisfy forthwith the 130l. or thereabouts due to Capt. Tirrell, commander of the Drake, for his service in said ship, he having been long at home, as he affirms, with great expense. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to take notice of Tho. Millar's evidence against Zachariah Gillam relating to the insurrection in Carolina and to charge him therewith at the hearing, before the Privy Council, of said Millar's complaint against John Culpeper. Out Letters (General), p. 363.
Same to Sir Robt. Croke, kt., Clerk of the Pipe. The Treasury Lords very much resent that through the neglect of Mr. Read, one of your clerks, the transcript is not yet made of the lease of Englishcombe manor to John Roswell; the King having present occasion for the fine of 600l. due thereon. Ibid, p. 364.
Same to the present Contractors for the Management of the Hearthmoney to certify the Treasury Lords when you paid the tallies struck upon you 1678–9, Feb. 8, for 8,500l. and those struck 1678–9, Mar. 20, for 6,726l. 12s. 8d. for the Forces. Ibid, p. 365.
Same to Mr. Trant for a like certificate of the times when you paid the tallies struck on the Farmers of the Four and Half per cent. duty 1678–9, Mar. 15, for 2,010l. 8s. 10d., and 1678–9, Mar. 22, for 2,500l. for the Forces. Ibid.
Same to Capt. Perry and Mr. Buckley for a like certificate when you paid the 9,000l. tallies struck on you 1678–9, Feb. 8, for the Forces. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kent [Customs Cashier], for a like certificate of the times when you paid the 22,000l. tallies struck upon the Customs, 1678, Nov. 11, for the Forces and when the said tallies were delivered to you. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Aaron] Lawson. The Comptroller's books for Boston port stand charged with 767l. 18s. 3d. of coinage money received on the first Coinage Act and yet unanswered to the King. You received part thereof, which is still remaining in your hands. You are forthwith to pay what thereof remains in your hands as by the Act directed, and to pass your account for same or process will issue against you. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Dowse. The Treasury Lords are informed that Thomas Thory, deceased, late Customer of Boston, Thomas Hodges, deceased, a joint Customer there, and Aaron Lawson, now a joint Customer there, received several moneys of the first Coinage Act in said port where you were at that time a clerk or some other officer. Inform my Lords how much each of them severally received of the said duty and what else you know herein. Ibid, p. 366.
Same to the Customs Commissioners forwarding an extract of what relates to the business of the Customs in the order of Council concerning Jersey. You are to present to the Treasury Lords three persons fit to be trusted with the signing and sealing the certificates, &c., for my Lords to select one thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to certify the Treasury Lords how many men are fit [it is in your opinion fit] to be continued working on the new ships and what materials will be wanting to employ them in that service. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Brewer to inspect the disbursements of Sir John James and partners in the Excise during the time of their undertaking and to report to the Treasury Lords a full state of that account. Out Letters (General), p. 367.
Same to Mr. Tregagle. My Lords give you longer time to come up, because of your indisposition. You must be up before the end of this term. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners recommending Capt. William Idle as Commander of one of the smacks lately directed to be established, he having served the King very well at sea. Ibid.
Same to Sir Robert Crooke, Clerk of the Pipe (and the like to Nicholas Highmore, and to William Satterthwayte), to send an account what method was taken in the time of Queen Elizabeth, James I and Car. I to bring two parts [in three] of the Popish Recusants' estates to be paid yearly to the King, the full value [thereof] and what means were used to collect the same and what that revenue or such estates so answered to the said Queen or Kings amounted to yearly. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Excise money paid into the Exchequer this day) 500l. to me [Guy] in part of my order for 5,000l. for secret service. Reserve the rest of the Excise money in the Exchequer for my Lords' direction. Ibid, p. 367.
Same to [the Excise Commissioners]. The allowance of 250l. per an. directed to be paid to Francis Finch (late a Commissioner of Excise) till the King find him an employment of equal or better value has been paid to Lady day, 1672, according to your certificate of Aug. 5 last. Further 200l. was paid by Sir Stephen Fox on the said allowance by direction of Treasurer Danby. My Lords have now ordered 125l. more thereon to be paid to Jane Finch, his relict, as part of the arrears thereon: said Finch having been restored as a Commissioner by patent of 1674, Oct. 23, with pay as from 1674, Sept. 29. You are to insert this sum with this memorandum in the Excise salary bill. Ibid.
Jan. 28. Privy seal for 200,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Royal warrant dated Jan. 22 to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare said privy seal. Money warrant dated Jan. 29 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, pp. 205, 184. Money Book, p. 328. Order Book, XXXVIII, p. 65.
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Charles Bertie for 1679, Lady day quarter, on the 8,000l. per an. to the late Lord Treasurer Danby. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon.) Money Book, p. 328. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 66.
Same for 400l. to Sir Jonathan Atkins for half a year to Christmas (Michaelmas) last on his 800l. per an. as Governor of Barbados: to be satisfied by tallies on the Four and a Half per cent. duty. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon.) Money Book, p. 328. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 66.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the dioceses concerned for 212l. 10s. 0d. to Mris. Elizabeth Hamilton, widow of James Hamilton, for last June 24 quarter on the annuity of 850l. for the support of her sons James, George and William Hamilton; and 50l. 14s. 5d. to complete last Sept. 29 quarter on her annuity of 500l. for herself. Money Book, p. 329.
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 955l. to Henry Savile, being 455l. for a quarter's ordinary to Nov. 27 last, as Envoy Extraordinary to France and 500l. in full of his bill of extraordinaries. Money Book, p. 329. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 69.
Appending: said bill of extraordinaries as allowed Sept. 22 last by Secretary Henry Coventry.
extraordinaries of all kinds as well in clothes, liveries and equipage of all sorts at the marriage of the Queen of Spain 500l.
(Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.)
Same, dormant, for the annuity or yearly sum of 450l. to John, Phillip and Joseph Roetiers, Gravers in the Mint. Money Book, p. 330.
[The disposition of the 3,000l. on the Hearthmoney.] Disposition Book I, p. 15.
l. l.
Lord James Douglas 200
Mr. Sidney, one quarter 455
Mr. Savile, one quarter 455
Mr. Skelton, one quarter 455
New Royal Foundation [in Christ's Hospital] 250
Earl of Dunbarton's officers 376
Mr. Savile's extraordinary advanced by Sir Stephen Fox 500
remains to Mr. Guy 309
[?] [Same of the 750l. on the Hearthmoney.] Ibid.
Wardrobe (first week) 411
Stables 200
Works 139
Jan. 29. Treasury subscription of a docquet of a demise to John Rosewell of the farm of Englishcombe ut supra, p. 391: for 99 years terminable upon the lives of [said Rosewell,] Thom. Gibbes and John Gibbes. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 145.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to restore to the Duchess of Mazarin certain goods (Venice Points) sent to her as a present from Italy. Out Letters (Customs), p. 171.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the 5,400l. Excise money paid into the Exchequer the 27th inst.) 4,000l. to Mr. Johnson for the Guards and Garrisons and 900l. to the Duchess of Cleveland's children. Out Letters (General), p. 368.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests forwarding Mr. Kent's certificate of the times when he [Kent] paid the 22,000l. to Mr. Kingdon and Mr. Seymour. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners forwarding a letter sent to the Treasury Lords from Mr. Shepherd, Comptroller of Berwick [port], concerning an action brought against him by Mr. Shell for seizing a parcel of Scotch grown corn. Give my Lords your opinion hereon. Also inform my Lords whether in case any quantities of coals be exported Customs free for Tangier garrison Lord Townshend will expect any defalcations there for on his farm of the 4s. per chaldron: as to which last business a letter from Sir Denis Gauden is enclosed. Ibid.
Jan. 31. Money warrant for 8,000l. to Samuel Pepys for Tangier garrison, viz., 7,449l. to complete 14,300l. for the quarter ended Mar. 31 last, and 551l. in part of the quarter ended June 30 last: to be satisfied out of the loan of 11,103l. 15s. 0d. made into the Exchequer this day by Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe. Of said 8,000l. half is intended for the victuallers of said garrison, and half for the service of the mole there. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book, p. 330, Order Book XXXVIII, p. 69.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 3,103l. 15s. 0d. to Sir George Wharton on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Paymaster of the Ordnance: 2,600l. thereof being intended to be employed at Tangier and 503l. 15s. 0d. for the service of the Office of Ordnance: to be issued out of the abovesaid loan. Money Book, p. 331.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a money warrant dated 1674, Sept. 16, for 7l. 10s. 0d. to Ann Bird, daughter of Robert Bird, of Tong, co. Salop, for 1674, June 24 quarter, on her pension; and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid.
Privy seal for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir George Walker, of Bushey Hall, Herts: all notwithstanding the privy seal directing the application to the use of the Great Wardrobe of 20,000l. out of such baronet fees. (Treasury warrant dated 1679–80, Mar. 15, to the officers of the Receipt accordingly to strike a tally for discharge of said 1,095l.) King's Warrant Book, pp. 269–70. Money Book, p. 46.
Money order for 12,103l. 15s. 0d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much lent by them this day for his Majesty's service: together with 6 per cent. interest thereon. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 81.
[?] Treasury warrant for tallies on the Farmers of Wood for 94l. 14s. 0d., being the unpaid remainder of a money order of 1677, Aug. 27, for 4,000l. to Phillip Packer for the extraordinaries of the Works: (on which money order the following sums have been already paid, viz., 500l. Sept. 25, 1677; 100l. Sept. 29, 1677; 200l. Nov. 6, 1677; 200l. Nov. 29, 1677; 200l. Dec. 10, 1677; 200l. Dec. 22, 1677; 400l. Jan. 14, 1677–8; 200l. 1677–8, Jan. 16; 369l. Mar. 28, 1678; 200l. June 2, 1678; 5l. June 20, 1678; 200l. Aug. 27, 1678; 400l. Mar. 13, 1678–9; 100l. May 31, 1679; 470l. Nov. 16, 1679. Ibid, pp. 66–7.
[?] Same for tallies on same for 500l. in satisfaction of the money order of 1679, Nov. 7, for 500l. to Phillip Packer for the repair, &c., of Audley End and other services for the year ended 1678, April 1. Ibid, p. 68.
Jan. 31. Henry Guy to Mr. Bertie to answer the enclosed petition of Mr. Terrence and Mr. Dinance. Out Letters (General), p. 369.
Jan. 31. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to make some allowance to Peter Bennet (lately deputed to be tidesurveyor at Hull but removed from that place) for the charge of removing his family; and to present him for the next vacancy in the Customs. Out Letters (General), p. 369.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to despatch with all speed Mr. Prettiman's accompts for the year ended at Christmas last. Let my Lords know immediately the sum due to the King on the foot thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive 11,103l. 15s. 0d. which Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe will pay into the Exchequer this day by way of loan. You are to issue thereof to Samuel Pepys 4,000l. for the Victuallers of Tangier, 3,000l. to be paid over to Mr. Hewer on account of the mole there: and 1,000l. to be paid over to Mr. Sheres on account of said mole: and to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 2,600l. for the service of Tangier, and 503l. 15s. 0d. for the service of the Office of Ordnance. Ibid, p. 370.
Same to Sir Tho. Clarges to attend the Treasury Lords next Tuedsay at the hearing of the pretences of Mr. Williams and Mr. Lawrence to the office of Deputy Commissary of Musters; which have been referred to my Lords by the King. (The like letter to Mr. Hen. Howard, Commissary General of Musters.) Ibid.
Same to Sir George Wharton to apply to the arrears of the establishment of Tangier to Dec. 9 last the 1,600l. part of 2,600l. which is directed to be issued to you. Ibid, p. 371.
Same to Mr. Hales forwarding a letter of Col. Roll's by reason whereof my Lords have put off your business upon Mris. Howen's petition until the first Tuesday in March. (Same to said Col. Samuel Roll to attend the Treasury Lords then.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Harbord, Surveyor General, of Charles Orby's petition for a grant of the liberty to fell and cut Fann Grove Coppice, co. Surrey, which is ready to decay for want of cutting, being of about 14 years' growth; as also another coppice called Stubb Ride, co. Surrey, in the same condition as Fann Grove is; which will fall into other hands next Michaelmas, the King's term expiring then whereby the King will be deprived the benefit of felling same: the said petition being Jan. 23 inst. referred to the Treasury Lords from the King, who is disposed to give petitioner any fitting mark of favour. Ibid, pp. 371–2.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. each to John Ramsey and Roger Harsnet for half a year to Christmas last on their fee and board wages as Serjeants at Arms. Money Book, p. 332.