Entry Book: January 1681, 1-15

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7, 1681-1685. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1916.

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January 1681

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Jan. 1.
Henry Guy to the old Farmers of the Hearthmoney. You have not paid into the Exchequer the 2,600l. part of the 2,800l. balance of your farm contract. You are to pay it in immediately. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 151.
Jan. 4. Same to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue for the use of the Mint the 1,500l. which Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe will this day or very speedily lend into the Exchequer. Disposition Book II, p. 42.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report to the Treasury Lords on the enclosed letter [missing]. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 151.
Money order for 150l. to George, Visct. Grandison, Edward Villiers, esq., and Eleanor Villiers, executors of Dame Barbara Villiers, for 1680, Christmas quarter on her annuity of 600l. granted by the privy seal of 1667, Aug. 20, for 21 years from 1660, Aug. 9, out of the Coinage money, in satisfaction of 2d. per lb. tale of silver which shall be coined in the Mint. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 193.
Same for 1,500l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much by them lent this day to the King [into the Exchequer]: with 6 per cent. per an. interest and 4 per cent. per an. reward [payable or to be made into principal] at the end of every three months. Ibid, p. 194.
Jan. 6. Money warrant for 100l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to be paid over to Capt. Leonard Gurle, as in part of the half-year to 1679, June 24 on his 240l. per an. for his wages for keeping his Majesty's garden in St. James's Park. (Money order dated Jan. 10 hereon.) Money Book, p. 320. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 194.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment, Customs free, on board the Oxford frigate, bound for Constantinople, of the household goods and clothes of James, Lord Chandos, Ambassador to the Grand Seignior of the Turks at Constantinople, and of his servants. Out Letters (Customs) V, pp. 299–300.
Appending: Schedule of said goods.
Same to same to permit the transport, Customs free, to Tangier of 500 hats, 500 coats, 500 pair of breeches, 500 pair of stockins and shoes, 1,000 shirts and 1,000 cravats, which the Commissioners for the Affairs of Tangier desired leave, Dec. 27 last, for Philip Coleby and John Goar to ship for the supply of part of the garrison there. Ibid, p. 300.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay off Major Brett's order of July 3 last for 60l. for half a year's interest to June 24 last on 2,000l. Disposition Book II, p. 43.
Same to Mr. Hall at the Exchequer to attend the Treasury Lords on Saturday with your opinion how the persons in the enclosed paper [missing] may have their discharge and restitution of their goods. ([Sent by the messenger] Mr. Smyton.) Out Letters (General) VI, p. 151.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6,179l. 4s. 3d. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of loans made by Mr. Duke. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply the above said 6,179l. 4s. 3d. to the payment of wages due to the Yards for 1679. Christmas quarter, as follows:— Ibid, p. 152.
On account of repairs [of the old ships]. On account of the 30 new ships.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Portsmouth [Yard] ordinary and extraordinary 4,514 12 0 1,009 13 3
Ropeyard 412 5 0 132 14 0
Wyveinhoe fireship 110 0 0
£5,036 17 0 £1,142 7 3
Jan. 8. Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear Sir Thomas Wharton, Knight of the Bath, and his son Phillip Wharton into the office of Keeper of the Exchange and Money and Keeper of the Coinage of Gold and Silver within the Tower of London and elsewhere within the kingdom of England, said office being granted 1661, July 5 to them in reversion after Sir William Parkhurst and Sir Anthony St. Leger, knights, then holders of that office by patent from Charles I, they being both deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 283.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Francis Gwyn, esq., as by the order of reference thereof from the King of Dec. 17 last. Said Gwyn is one of your Majesty's Commissioners of Inspection in Ireland, and prays to be one of the three which your Majesty intends shall be continued with salary. As he is one of the five who were first constituted, we have no objection, if he hereafter reside upon the place to attend the service of the said Commission, and this he has now promised. Out Letters (Ireland) II, p. 97.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the like petition of George Weld. Petitioner was one of the five original Commissioners as above and transported himself and his family into Ireland for no other business but to attend that service, and undertakes to reside there constantly for the same. We think he should be preferable to some of the others. Out Letters (Ireland) II, p. 96.
[?] Same to same from same on the petition of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, as by the order of reference thereof from the King dated the 6th inst. Said petition sets forth that petitioner and John Stepney desired stay of prosecution of the proceedings against them in Ireland on the 30,000l. bond entered into by them and others in 1676, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, pp. 702–3: and thereupon such stay was ordered by the King's letter of Oct. 15 last to the Lord Lieutenant until the first day of Hilary term next. Petitioner being not yet able without great danger to his health to attend upon the Treasury Lords in London, prays a further stay of prosecution till the first day of Trinity term next. Ibid, pp. 96–7.
Hereupon the Treasury Lords report that the accounts of said Ranelagh and his partners [in their undertaking concerning the pay of the Forces, etc., in Ireland] are still under our examination, and prosecution may be stayed till the first day of Easter term, by which time we hope to be able to give your Majesty more exact information of the said accounts.
Jan. 8. Money warrant for 100,000l. to Nicholas Johnson as imprest for the Guards, Garrisons and contingencies for half a year from the 1st inst. to July 1 next by way of advance. (Money order dated Jan. 10 hereon: the money to be by him issued from time to time according to such musters as shall be certified by the Commissary General of the Musters or his deputy.) Money Book, p. 320. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 195.
Jan. 10. Royal sign manual for 1,500l. to John Buckworth, Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, Mint Commissioners: to be as imprest for the service of the Mint, and to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Nov. 6 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 13 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 81. Money Book, p. 323. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 196.
[Jan.] 11. Money warrant for 100l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works; as imprest to be paid over to Henry Peacock, Keeper of his Majesty's Bowling Green and Balcony Garden Plot at Hampton Court, as in part of 154l. 2s. 4d. for wages and charges for keeping the same for the year ended 1679, Christmas, as appears by four bills signed by the Duchess of Cleveland, Housekeeper of Hampton Court, and William Young, esq., her deputy, and [by] the Surveyor of the Works. (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon: "which said wages and necessary charges are not to exceed 143l. in any one year.") Money Book, pp. 320–1. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 198.
Jan. 11. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy by tallies to be levied on Henry Dering the sum of 453l. 9s. 4d., in part of the principal and interest due to said Dering upon the following orders, viz. an order, No. 344, dated 1670, Aug. 3, drawn in the name of James Smithsby, gent., for 270l. 16s. 6d.; an order, No. 398, dated 1670, Aug. 9, drawn in the name of Benjamin Shute, gent., for 150l.; and an order, No. 274, dated 1670, July 28, drawn in the name of John Singleton, gent., for 46l. 10s. 0d., being all registered upon the moneys arising by the sale of the King's fee farm rents: the abovesaid sum of 453l. 9s. 4d. being the sum payable by said Dering upon a contract made with the Fee Farm Trustees for the purchase of certain rents in co. Bucks. Money Book, p. 321.
Jan. 11. Money warrant for 36l. 16s. 0d. to Anthony Segar, 46l. 16s. 0d. thereof to be for necessaries for the Treasury Office for last Christmas quarter, and 10l. for same quarter's salary for attendance upon the Treasury Lords. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.) Money Book, p. 321. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 195.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the landing, Customs free, of the goods of the Duke of Grafton, which are now upon the Cleveland yacht, which brought them from his Majesty's ship Leopard, lately arrived from Smyrna. The cask of Malaga wine is to pay duty, and the books are not to be delivered till they be first visited and licensed to be imported by the Archbishop of Canterbury or Bishop of London. This warrant not to extend to any goods of French growth or manufacture. Out Letters (Customs) V, pp. 300–2. Money Book, p. 321.
Appending: schedule of said goods (including a large chest of books, a base vicl and two globes in boxes).
Same to same to employ Roger Regby (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee, Ibid. loco Francis Kettleby, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) V, p. 303.
Henry Adman, as a watchman, Ibid. loco William Trussan, lately deceased.
Henry Tyrrell as a tidesman, Yarmouth port loco John Smith, lately deceased.
Spencer Breton as a same, Ibid. loco Jona[than] Vyner, lately deceased.
Stephen Bunce as a waiter and searcher at Deal loco Morgan Lodge, resigned.
Henry Pennell as a boatman at Rye loco William Burwath, lately dismissed.
John Man as boatman at Harwich in Ipswich port loco Edward Hunt, lately deceased.
Henry Guy to the Ordnance Commissioners to give the Treasury Lords as near an estimate as possible of the value of 200 barrels of guns or muskets unstocked and locks such as are usually sent to Barbary, and of 120 barrels of powder. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 153.
Same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for a like estimate of 100 pieces of English cloth, "which amongst other things is proposed in the present treaty with the Moors to be paid unto them yearly." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to certify the Treasury Lords what [the] orders and assignments registered on the Royal Aid, Additional Aid and the Eleven Months' Assessment amount to, and what the sum remaining unsatisfied thereon, "which his Majesty hath taken in from the bankers and others and hath settled perpetual interest on his revenue of Excise in lieu thereof." Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. The Treasury Lords are now considering your account ut supra, p. 3. which is transmitted from Ireland: and in relation thereto they desire you to forthwith send them a copy of your original contract [for paying the Forces, etc., in Ireland]. Ibid.
Jan. 11. Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests forwarding eight books containing the [abovesaid] accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh and partners, said books extending respectively from 1670, Dec. 15 to 1672, June 30, 1673, June 30, 1673, Dec. 31, 1674, June 30, 1674, Dec. 31, 1675, June 30, 1675, Sept. 30, 1675, Dec. 26: and also the Earl of Ranelagh's and Mr. Stepney's exceptions and appeal delivered 1680, July 31 in behalf of them and their partners from the Commissioners of Accounts [in Ireland] to the King and to the law as to certain particulars therein: and also the answer to the said exceptions and the report from the King's Counsel and the order of the Lord Lieutenant and Council for dis-allowance, etc., mentioned in the said answer. The Treasury Lords will also send you [a copy of] the Earl of Ranelagh's contract [as above]. Upon all the above you are to prepare a state of the said accounts for my Lords. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 154.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report to the Treasury Lords as to the increase of the waiter's salary at Uphill, which they discussed with you yesterday. Ibid.
Same to [the Excise] Auditor Birch to cast up the interest account of Sir John James and his partners according to the days of their [Excise money] receipts and [their] payments [thereout for the Forces and Household, etc., in accordance with their agreement], not allowing more than three days for the money [the current cash of the Excise Office] to remain in their hands at any time, and allowing the King 10 per cent. for so long [a time] as he allowed them the like interest [in cases where the said current cash remained in the hands of said Sir John James and his partners for more than the said three days]. (Sent by Mr. Tyre.) Ibid, p. 155.
Treasury reference to Henry Dering, Clerk to the Trustees for Fee Farms, of the petition of Sir John Bennet: petitioner shewing that being paid short 3,640l. 7s. 4d. of his money advanced towards the Customs Farm [the ineffectual] farm from 1671, Sept. 29], he was with the rest of the then Farmers (upon the resumption of the said farm into the King's hands) assured by the King full satisfaction for their whole advance money, out of the fee farms; which satisfaction petitioner presumes all his fellow Farmers have received except himself: he therefore prays to be allotted [a sufficient amount of fee farm] rent for the said arrear and interest. Reference Book I, p. 192.
Rules and orders to be observed in the Exchequer and in the several ports of England, Wales and Berwick concerning the returning of the port books and port bonds, and for regulating the coast trade: said rules being ordained by the Treasury Lords by the advice of the Exchequer Court and the Attorney General for the purpose of remedying some defects and inconveniences which have been found in the former manner of taking, prosecuting, certifying and discharging of said port bonds for coals and other goods carried coastwise. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII. pp. 284–7.
(1) No bonds for the delivery of coals and other subsidy goods and merchandize taken from port to port shall be henceforth taken by any customer or his deputy in any of the outports without the approbation of the comptroller or his deputy and the deputy collector or such other officer [of such port] as shall be appointed by the Customs Commissioners, nor any certificate [be] accepted in discharge of such bond without the like approbation; which approbation shall be signified by their being a witness to the said bond and by signing the certificate. In case of doubt of the truth of any such certificate a copy thereof is to be sent to the Customs Commissioners for their directions therein.
(2) All the certified and all the uncertified coast bonds (except the uncertified bonds for lead, tin and coals, for which provision is hereinafter made) are to be returned upon oath by numbers into the Exchequer with the port books at the end of every year, viz. on or before the 1st of November, with notice thereof to the Customs Commissioners. And the coast books in all the outports are to be such and kept in the same method as those of the ports of London and Newcastle, viz. that the patent officers in all the outports be required (according to a former order of 1677, Aug. 15 of Treasurer Danby confirmed by the Treasury Lords 1679, April 19) to express the name of the ship, the master, the goods, the port of landing and the date of the certificate; and that the entries of all goods going out of a port by cocquet be entered together in one part of the book as well as those goods coming into a port by certificate in the other part of the book.
(3) The certificates are not to be annexed to the bonds but where they perfectly agree, nor shall they be annexed where there shall be any interlineation. But if it shall so fall out that any bonds shall be sent up with any certificate that doth disagree or that shall be interlined, the same shall not be put in suit till the [Exchequer] Court be acquainted with such variations or mistakes.
(4) That all forfeited and uncertified bonds for lead, tin and coals be carefully returned upon oath by list examined and signed as well by collectors as by patent officers at the end of every quarter, Lady day, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Christmas to the King's Remembrancer or to the clerk thereto appointed, and that a schedule of the said list be at the same time sent and signed as aforesaid to the Customs Commissioners, expressing therein the date of each bond, the name, title and place of abode of each obligor and the name of the ship upon the account of which such bond is given; which schedule, upon examination (with duplicate thereof to be delivered to the Customs Commissioners) shall be signed by the said King's Remembrancer or the said clerk, and an abstract of the said bonds shall be entered in a book by the said Remembrancer or the said clerk, which the said Commissioners, their solicitor or other officer appointed by them or of the Exchequer Court, shall have resort to and inspect without fee. None of the uncertified bonds for lead, tin and coals as aforesaid shall be discharged by certificates or otherwise without notice first given to the Customs Commissioners, their solicitor or their clerk in court, to the end they may shew cause against the same, if any, for prevention of frauds; and moreover that the said Commissioners or their clerk in court may have notice for his Majesty's service of all orders and process relating to the said forfeited bonds."
(5) Coast books are to be sent to Berwick and Carlisle, and the members thereof as to the other ports for entries of goods coastwise, and the bonds of said ports are to be returned as from other ports.
(6) Where a ship going coastwise shall discharge part of her lading in one port and the remainder thereof in another port, the officers of the first port are to make a true entry of the endorsement in their parchment book to be returned into the Exchequer, and the officers of the second port are not only to certify the goods there landed, but in their certificate are to specify the goods certified to be landed at the former port.
(7) For the discovery of false certificates and other practices to conceal the carrying of goods beyond the sea, it is ordered that Henry Fanshaw, keeper of the port books, or the keeper thereof for the time being, do examine all certificates annexed to bonds [to see] whether they agree with the books of the unlading port as also whether such certificates do comprise the full quantity entered in the lading port, and that he do not issue out process upon any uncertified bond before he have first examined the books of the lading port where the bond was taken [to see] whether any certificate be there entered, and where any certificate shall be found so entered though not annexed to the bond, no process shall be issued out until the Customs Commissioners, their solicitor or clerk in court, be acquainted with the matter and have given their answer thereto, or till the Exchequer Court have cognizance thereof and give direction therein.
And the Treasury Lords pray the Barons of the Exchequer and do require all officers, both of the Exchequer and Customs, from time to time hereafter to observe and execute these rules, which, for better observance, are to be entered and registered in the King's Remembrancer's Office and true copies to be sent thence to all the ports.
Jan. 12. Money order for 200l. to Sir Robt. Howard for one year to Christmas last for extraordinary services by him and [his] clerks in the Office of Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 200.
Jan. 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay, out of Excise money in the Exchequer, 3,000l. to the Paymaster of the Forces for offreckonings. Disposition Book II, p. 43.
Same to Mr. Hall [First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office] to attend the Treasury Lords on Saturday morning next, and to bring Sir William Doyly's and Mr. Collins's bond for said Doyly's due accounting as Receiver of Hearthmoney for Surrey and Southwark. Also you are to come prepared to give my Lords satisfaction about discharging the Protestant Dissenters in co. Norfolk. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 155.
In the margin: [sent by] Mr. Smyton.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to order Mr. Worth, customer of Minehead, to forthwith pay the salary due to Robt. Dashwood, waiter and searcher at Watchet, so that there be no further complaints from said Dashwood of said Worth's refusing to pay him. Ibid.
Money warrant for 375l. to John, Earl of Radnor, Lord President of the Privy Council, 250l. thereof to be in lieu of diet (of 10 dishes of meat every meal formerly allowed to the President of the Council) and the remaining 125l. (as upon his allowance of 500l. per an.) as royal bounty: both sums to be for last Christmas quarter. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Money Book, p. 322. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 196.
Same for 1,000l. to Prince Rupert for last Christmas quarter on his annuity of 4,000l. Money Book, p. 322.
Same for 500l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for one year to April 1 last for putting and keeping his Majesty's House called Audley End in repair and other services relating thereto as by the privy seal of 1674, July 31, Further for 400l. to said Packer for the extraordinaries of the Works; same being intended for his Majesty's paving in extraordinary for one year. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon for said 500l.) Ibid, p. 323, Order Book XXXVIII, p. 197.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Abraham Peters' petition for a landwaiter's or jerquer's place [London port]. Reference Book I, p. 196.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to make allowances in account as follows to the Paymaster and Receiver of the Revenues of the Honor and Castle of Windsor upon his account of the moneys for building and repairing Windsor Castle; on production of proper vouchers for the same; the King having declared to the Treasury Lords that the said works and payments were done by his express command. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 288.
Prefixing: list of several extraordinary works done by verbal command from his Majesty, viz. the building of the Prince's [Rupert's] stables and coach-houses in the King's stable-yard in Eton: a brick wall for Madame Gwin's garden on the south side of her house at Windsor: 100l. paid to Monsieur Bodevin for repairing Madame Gwin's house: his Majesty's tennis-court and a house for the tennis-court keeper: 50l. paid to Gerrard Hijlenburgh [Wylenborch] for his care and pains in fitting and [re]pairing all the pictures in the privy lodgings: 50l. paid to Capt. Hull for attending the building and making up the accounts of the Works: building an ice well for his Majesty's use in Windsor Great Park: gratuities given by the King to Signior Verrio.
Jan. 14. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Pim, merchant, shewing that the ship Meritana, of London, was laden in Spain with wine and fruit for petitioner [and bound] to Rotterdam [and] lying now in the Hope, not able to put into Rotterdam by reason of the present great frost, whereby the fruit is in danger to be spoiled; therefore prays leave to bring said ship and the fruit to London and to unlade said wine into some other vessel for Holland. Reference Book I, p. 192.
Jan. 15. Money order for 1,500l. to Henry Sidney as in part of half a year to 1679, Sept. 29 upon the 5,000l. per an. to him from 1679, Lady day as Master of the Robes. Hereof 1,350l. is to be upon account for the service of said Office of Robes and the remaining 150l. to be for his own use without account [as equivalent to salary]. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 196.