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'Entry Book: November 1669', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3: 1669-1672 (1908), pp. 294-305. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79682 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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November 1669

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Nov. 1Sir G. Downing to the Solicitor General to attend this afternoon at four o'clock, when the King has appointed to be at the Treasury: it being upon extraordinary business.Out Letters General II. p. 145.
Treasury order for 6,956l. and 11,614l. to the Navy Treasurers for the Navy: for 1,000l. to the Marquis de Montbrun, in part of a debt due to him from the King: and for 500l. to Sir John Finch on his ordinary as Resident at Florence.Order Book XXXVII. p. 7.
Nov. 2Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be struck purporting the payment by Charles Gifford of so much as he shall receive of the 2,800l. due to the King from John Kilby, late collector of Hearth money for Bucks: the King having granted said debt to said Gifford as royal bounty.Warrants Early XXI. p. 23.
Nov. 3The Treasury Lords to the deputies of John Kilby. late Collector of Hearth money for Bucks, to perfect their accounts forthwith and to get in their uncollected arrears.Ibid, p. 24.
Treasury order for 40l. to Sir Edward Griffin for William Smyth.Order Book XXXVII. p. 91.
Nov. 4Sir G. Downing to Mr. Hartlib. Come to my house to-morrow with Col. Webb, when I desire to speak with you about something concerning the Hearth Bill now in the House of Commons.Out Letters General II. p. 146.
Same to the Auditors of the revenue and the Auditors of the Duchy of Lancaster for their certificate forthwith of what revenue upon the King's accompt is yearly payable into the Exchequer, distinguishing what are improveable and what are fee farm rents and other dry rents: likewise for the same certificate for the Queen's jointure.Ibid.
Treasury order for 4,000l. to Philip Packer for the WorksOrder Book XXXVII. p. 379.
Nov. 4Treasury order for 350l. and 500l. to Isaack Le Gouse, jeweller. with a letter of direction on the latter item hereof dated 1670, Aug. 12.Order Book XXXVII. p. 457.
And for 300l. to Peter Du Moulin, Secretary to the Council of Trade.
Same for 930l. to the Earl of Carlisle on his ordinary as Ambassador to Sweden: for 4,650l. 16s. 8d. to Edward Backwell for interest: for 6,000l. to Isaac Le Gouche, jeweller, for two large diamonds.Ibid, p. 7.
Nov. 8Sir G. Downing to the Solicitor General forwarding from the Treasury Lords a paper concerning the bill now depending in the House of Commons about Hearth money, "and although they are very sensible how ill convenient it may be for you to be absent from your chamber at this time in the afternoon, yet in regard it so considerably concerns His Majesty's revenue they make it their earnest request to you to meet at the Speaker's chamber this afternoon about three of the clock."Out Letters General II. p. 146.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to give direction for four lists of the sheriffs for this year (besides one already sent) to be forthwith sent to the Treasury that each of the Treasury Lords may have one.Ibid.
Same to the late Farmers of the Customs to forthwith pay in the 2,500l. still remaining unpaid of their 35,000l., the people who have assignments on it being very clamorous for it.Ibid, p. 147.
Same to Sir R. Long. My Lords are calling for the account of what is charged and unpaid upon each branch of the revenue. Please send it to-morrow. I hear Mr. Burges was here with it to-day but he did not leave it.Ibid.
Same to the Farmers of the duty on exported coals to pay in the rent of their farm as soon as it is due because this money is assigned for the particular service of the Robes, where it is very much wanted.Ibid.
Same to Lawrence Hyde. I have written the Coal Farmers as above and likewise spoke to them not long since and then they promised me to pay in as desired.Ibid.
Same to Ant. Walker, sub-collector of Tenths for York, to pay in at once the moneys of the First Fruits within his collection in the county of York for the past year.Ibid, p. 148.
The like letter to Robt. Mellish, sub-collector of Tenths for Lincoln Diocese.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on Christopher Jay for 4,335l. due from him upon his accompts as Receiver of Hearth money for co. Norfolk: to be paid to Robert Foly (Folie) ironmonger to the Navy, in part of 4,401l. 10s. 2d. owing to him for orders on the Additional Aid.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 269; XXI. p. 22.
Treasury orders for 3,000l. and 1,000l. to Laurence Hyde, Master of the Robes.Order Book XXXVII pp. 399, 413.
For 2,729l. 19s. 6½d. to John Kirke for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.
Same for 55l. 4s. 6d. for Sarah Howell for goods delivered into the stores at Chatham: which said order was lost. (Followed by an order of date 1669, Dec. 22, for the payment of this order in the course in which the original stands registered, notwithstanding the said loss of the original.)Ibid, p. 91.
Nov. 9Sir G. Downing to Mr. Blake, one of the Farmers of the duty on exported coals, to speak to him on Thursday.Out Letters General II. p. 148.
Same to Sir Jno. Mints [Mennes]. My Lords understand that you can give material evidence in the business of imported strong waters, which is to be heard before a committee of the House of Commons in the Inner Court of Wards to-morrow afternoon. Pray attend at that time. it being a business in which His Majesty is very much concerned.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for assessments of the Hundred of Clackclose, &c., in Norfolk. We have to-day seen the state of the account of Mr. Bendish, Receiver General for Norfolk of the Aids, the One Month and the Eleven Months' tax. and find that the arrears in your division amount to 346l. 12s. 4d., of which you have had notice from time to time. You are to pay this immediately to the Receiver, or process will issue out of the Exchequer.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 206.
Treasury order for 1,500l. and 2,500l. to Philip Packer for the Works.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 457, 461.
Same for 475l. 10s. 0d. to Sir William Temple, Ambassador to the States General.Ibid, p. 8.
Nov. 10Treasury warrant to Philip Packer to take up 8,000l. at 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. gratuity for the service of the Works, viz. 1,000l. in every six weeks.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 269.
Sir G. Downing to Auditor Aldworth to attend my Lords on Friday about the state of Sir Robert Vyner's interest account.Out Letters General II. p. 148.
Same to Auditor Beale to attend on Wednesday with a state of the account of the late Farmers of the Customs for the first three years of the farm, and a state of the present Farmers' account for the first year.Ibid, p. 149.
Same to Lord Ashley. The Excise Commissioners were here to-day with their accounts, but nothing was done in them, as you were not here. Their accounts are appointed to be proceeded in on Friday.Ibid.
Same to Anthony Mawks, Sub-Farmer of Hearth money for co. Gloucester, to pay his arrear by the 24th inst. under pain of arrest.Ibid.
Same to Adam Moone, same for co, Bucks, and Thomas Hodgkin, same for North and South Wales.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir William Doyly to take charge of the late Queen Mother's goods in the chapel at Somerset House, now in the custody of the several persons and officers belonging to the said chapel, who are now suddenly to remove from thence. (In the margin "My Lord Ashley and the Treasurer of the Household received the King's pleasure herein before they signed the warrant.")Warrants Early XLII. p. 5.
Treasury order for 500l. to Baptist May for Healing GoldOrder Book XXXVII. p. 8.
Privy seal for 1,000l. to the Earl of Ancrum out of the money to be recovered from the tin at Ostend.Warrants Early XV. p. 401.
Nov. 12Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. My Lords desire you "to satisfy them how it comes to pass that this order was so long ere [it was] sent hither to be signed after so long time from the date of the warrant."Out Letters General II. p. 150.
Same to Alderman Bucknall. I have just received your letter, but my Lords were up and all gone before [it came]. I intend at the House [of Commons] to acquaint [my Lords] with the contents of it and to receive their directions thereupon. But before my Lords will get the King's signature to the warrant I must once more speak with you and the Solicitor General, viz. about that point of naming [your proposed Commissioners in your farm of the Irish revenue] to be Commissioners for the whole revenue. If you can come any time this morning you will find me either at my own house or at the House of Commons and I will go with you to the Solicitor General's. 1 suppose he will be at the House also. If I see you not this morning the business must lie till I see you and Mr. Solicitor at the Committee. My Lords have directed a warrant for your 1,000l. on the arrears of the London Excise and the King has signed the warrant for your 10,000l. great seal.Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l. and 400l. to Thomas Killegrew in full satisfaction of the like sums lent to His Majesty. (Orders hereon dated Nov. 13.)Warrants Early XXII. p. 54; Order Book XXXVII. p. 457.
Treasury order for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Tuthill, a secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's office.Order Book XXXVII. p. 91.
Nov. 15Same for 1.203l. 9s. 3d. for Ralph Montague. Ambassador Extraordinary to France, for mourning: and for 100l. to John Worden to defray the charges of his journey to Holland.Ibid, p. 8.
Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. Sir John Duncombe earnestly calls for the orders which you are to draw on the 40,000l. warrant for saltpetre. Send them to-morrow.Out Letters General II. p. 150.
Same to Lord Ashley. My Lords desire you earnestly to attend to-morrow and Wednesday.Ibid, p 151.
Same to Sir R. Long, Sir C. Harbord and Col. Birch to attend on Wednesday.Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for preparation of a commission to pass the great seal to John Stone, Edward Noel, Samuel Richardson, Richard Bucknall, Thomas Breedon. Henry Peirson, Francis Moore and Robert Gorges to be Commissioners and Governors for putting in execution all the laws and statutes concerning the branches of the revenue in Ireland demised by indenture of July 12 last to John Forth et al. (viz. the duties arising by licences to retail wine and strong waters, the customs and subsidies of tunnage and poundage, the excise of goods imported, also the excise of beer and ale commonly called the inland Excise, and duties arising by licences to retail beer and ale in Ireland): with salaries of 400l. per an. each to the first five and 250l. per an. each to the last three: they to have an office in Dublin at the charge of said Forth et al., there to keep books of accounts of all receipts and payments and of all other their proceedings by virture of this commission, with power to appoint subcommissioners in the several provinces in Ireland at the charge of said Forth et al., giving security in the Exchequer to the King to answer all their moneys to the said Forth et al. farmers.Warrants Early XV. pp. 372–3.
Nov. 15Warrant for a privy seal for 50,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber.Warrants Early XV. p. 374.
[?]Royal warrant for 10,000l. to William Bucknall to repay that amount lent by him to William Chaffinch, Keeper of the Closet to be employed for the King's service.Ibid, p. 375.
Memorandum:—That this warrant was signed by His Majesty, and countersigned by the Treasury Lords by His Majesty's special and express command.
Nov. 15Same for a privy seal for 3,700l. to Philip Packer. Paymaster of the Works, to be employed in the re-building of the Custom House, over and above the 6,000l. already appointed. (Privy seal, dated Dec. 13.)Ibid, pp. 376–7.
Treasury order for 222l. 5s. 9d. to William Levet, as surplusage on his account.Order Book XXXVII. p. 91.
Money warrant for 10l. to Sir William Armorer for one year on his fee as His Majesty's brigandier.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 270.
Same for 20l. to the Earl of Bridgewater on his creation moneyIbid.
Same for 10l. to Sir Henry Herbert and Symon Thelwall for one year on their annuity or fee as Master of the Revels.Ibid, p. 271.
Nov. 16Reference from the Treasury Lords to the Solicitor General of a petition from several Clerks of the Peace praying that the Collectors or Farmers of the Hearth money may be ordered to make out returns to them and pay them their respective dues, or else that they may be heard by Counsel before any further proceeding be had in the accounts of said Collectors or Farmers.Ibid, XXXVI. p. 147.
Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. My Lords desire to have without fail to-morrow the accompt of the debts upon each branch of the revenue.Out Letters General II. p. 151.
Same to Lord Willoughby and Auditor Beale to attend on Tuesday.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pemberton, counsel for the Earl of Mulgrave, to give my Lords the Earl of Mulgrave's answer by Friday.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Chislet to hasten the state of Coates's accountIbid, p. 152.
Same to the Marshal of the King's Bench to give Coates free access to Auditor Chislet.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the officers of Sherwood Forest. John Tippetts, His Majesty's shipwright, and one of the Commissioners of the Navy, is ordered to repair to Hull to consider what conveniences are there for building of ships for His Majesty, with directions to pass through the Forest of Sherwood to see what timber there may be fit for building of ships. You are to shew him the woods and fell ten trees at his desire, that he may be satisfied of the nature of the timber.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 271.
Money warrant for 746l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Dennis Gauden for victualling 2,000 men for November.Ibid, XVIII. p. 272.
Treasury order for 1,000l. to Lawrence Hyde, Master of the Robes.Order Book XXXVII. p. 413.
Nov. 16Money warrant for 1,000l. to Edward Arden for the present Commissioners of Accounts in lieu of their diets and other charges in that service. (Order hereon dated Nov. 17.)Warrants Early XXIV. p. 94; Order Book XXXVII. p. 250.
Treasury order for 4,000l. to Sir Robert Vynor in repayment of loan.Order Book XXXVII. p. 9.
Nov. 17Sir G. Downing to Mr. Blake, sub-farmer of the duty on exported coals, to attend my Lords on Friday.Out Letters General II. p. 152.
Same to the late Farmers of the Customs to pay in instantly the 2,500l. still remaining unpaid of their 35,000l.Ibid.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to know what has been done in the matter of the extent against Dudley Reuse.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blaney to attend him to-morrow about drawing some instructions for Sir Thomas Clutterbuck about the prizes sent into Leghorn by Sir Thomas Allen.Ibid, p. 153.
Money warrant for 12l. 3s. 4d. to William Bedborow, stable keeper at Hampton Court, for one year on his fee, in part of three years' arrears thereon.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 273.
Same (crossed through) for 12,457l. 18s. 7d. and 16,526l. 19s. 0d. to Sir Ste. Fox for the garrisons, detailed, and the guards respectively, Sept. 25 last to the 20th inst.Ibid, XXIV. pp. 36–7; 38–9.
Royal warrant for 200l. to John Dodington. appointed to go with Viscount Fauconberg, Ambassador to Venice, as Secretary of the said embassy: to be an advance of the allowance which the King will hereafter settle upon him. (Auditor's order hereon dated Nov. 26.)Ibid, XV. p. 377; Order Book XXXVII p. 9.
Treasury order for 700l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for the [St. James's] Park wall.Order Book XXXVII. p. 355.
Nov. 18Money warrant for 83l. 6s. 8d. to the Earl of Oxford as Justice itinerant of the forests, Trent South, for half a year on his fees.Warrants Early XVIII. pp. 272–3.
[?Nov. 18]Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the order in Council of the 10th inst., which demanded their reasons for not signing a docquet for a grant of 600l. out of the revenues of Ireland to Major Edw. Hamilton as royal bounty. "We did not sign the said docquet because the said grant was obtained from your Majesty absolutely contrary to the rules established by your Majesty in Council by your order of the 31st of January, 1667–8, whereby it is expressly directed that your Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State shall not present any warrants for pensions of grace, free gift, &c., to your Majesty's signature until a petition shall first have been signed by the petitioner, in which shall be set forth the value of the thing sued for, which petition is to be transmitted to the Commissioners of your Majesty's Treasury for them to report in writing to your Majesty their knowledge or opinion of the matter and if need be to inform your Majesty of the state of your treasure . . . . . . before your Majesty be engaged by your signature . . . . . . . and that if a warrant shall after such report be granted the said report and the date thereof to be mentioned in the preamble of the warrant. And particularly it is directed by your Majesty's said order in Council … that all letters, orders, warrants, &c., into Ireland for disposing any of your Majesty's treasure or revenue in that kingdom not comprised in the civil and military lists there established may be first communicated to the Commissioners of your Majesty's Treasury in England that your Majesty may receive their opinion in writing before your Majesty be engaged by your signature. Which rule hath been so far from being observed in this particular case of Major Hamilton's that we never so much as heard in the least of this grant till the docquet was brought to us when it came to [the stage of passing] the privy seal."Furthermore, the arrears of the revenue in Ireland (out of which said 600l. is payable) are assigned to meet the arrears of the army in Ireland; therefore think the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland should be first acquainted therewith.Ibid, XXXIII. pp. 124–5.
Nov. 19Sir G. Downing to Col. Birch and the late Commissioners of Excise putting off the business of the said Commissioners' accounts till Monday week.Out Letters General II. p. 153.
Same to the Keeper of the King's Bench [prison] to release Coates on bail for six weeks.Ibid, p. 154.
Same to the seven Auditors of the revenue. My Lords are informed by the King's Remembrancer that you do not lodge in his office the accompts of the Receivers of the revenue after they are declared, whereby he is disabled to issue process for recovery of supers. Pray attend my Lords on Wednesday to inform them of the reason thereof.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Attorney General to stay process against William Webbe. Auditor to the Hearth money Farmers, he being like to be prosecuted this term for having bought some pictures belonging to his late Majesty, and he being willing to submit the whole matter to the determination of the Treasury Lords: that he may not be interrupted in performing his duty in relation to the Hearth money, in which for the time past he has acquitted himself very faithfully.Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 146.
Treasury instructions to Thomas Browne, Solicitor of Assessments in co. Oxford, &c. You are to repair to Dudley Reuse, Receiver of Assessments for said county (or failing him, to Mr. Thomas Baldwyn, of Aylesbury, his deputy). and take from him the state of his accompt. By all ways possible you are to discover what moneys remain in the hands of any of the head collectors, and to direct them to stop paying same to Mr. Reuse or his deputy. You are to repair to the said several head collectors and examine their accounts in order to find out what money is in any sub-collector's hands, and in case of any obstruction herein, then to repair to the Assessment Commissioners for the Division, and inform them the danger hangs over them, and desire them to cause the head collectors and sub-collectors to accompt. You are to give an account of your proceedings herein periodically to Sir W. Doily, bart.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 207.
Signature by the Treasury Lords of a docquet of a warrant containing the King's commission to John Stone, Samuell Richardson. Richard Bucknall, Thomas Breedon. Edward Noell. Henry Peirson. Francis Moore, and Robert Gorges to be Commissioners for the farm of the revenue of Ireland. with a salary from the King of 400l. each for the first five and 250l. each to the last three (to put in execution the laws and statutes concerning the duties arising by wine licences, the Customs and Excise of goods imported, the inland Excise, and the duties arising by licences to retail ale and beer, which amongst several other branches of His Majesty's revenue in Ireland were lately demised to John Forth, William Bucknall, et al.).Out Letters Ireland I. p. 9.
Memorandum: the like [signification of such signature as above was sent] to the Commissioners of His Majesty's privy seal.
Nov. 19Like signature by the Treasury Lords. ("We have been made acquainted with this warrant and have received His Majesty's command for the passing thereof") of a royal warrant under the great seal of England to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland authorising the payment of 10,000l. to William Bucknall in satisfaction of the like sum lent to the King in England and paid to William Chiffinch, keeper of the King's closet: together with interest at 10 per cent. and an allowance of 4 per cent. for exchange in case the same be repaid in Ireland.Out Letters Ireland I. p. 10.
Sir G. Downing to Auditor Beale conveying the Treasury Lords' instructions to allow in Sir Denys Gauden's accounts several items amounting to 362l 19s. 5¾d. for provisions delivered to the Governors of several garrisons in the late Dutch war, and for provisions delivered to several persons at the burning of London, "as appears by an account on the other side which is reported to their Lordships by Mr. Pepys (to whom they referred the examination of the same) to be true and just."Out Letters General II. p. 161.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir John Langham, of Cottesbrook, co. Northampton.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 283.
The Treasury Lords to the Treasurers of the Navy to pay Sir Thomas Clutterbuck 48l. for interest on 97l. 2s. 7d. after the rate of 8 per cent. according to the custom of Leghorn which sum was by him disbursed for the King's service upon a squadron of His Majesty's ships in Leghorn road under the command of Capt. James Smyth.Ibid, p. 273.
1668 [sic for 1669]. Nov. 20Money warrant for 4,500l. to Bartholomew Fillingham, deputy to the Commissioners [of Exchanges] at St. Helens, to be by him paid according to directions to be received from said Commissioners.Ibid, XXIII. p. 25.
1669. Nov. 20Privy seal for 200l. per an. each to Lieut.-Col. John Romsey and Major Edward Trelawney until they shall be provided with some military employment.Ibid, XV. p. 433.
Nov. 21Treasury warrant to Auditor Parsons to allow in account to Sir John Norton, Receiver of Assessments for co. Southampton, and to Thomas Gallet, deputy to said Norton, 140l., being 10s. per cent. on 28,060l. of said assessments by them remitted to London, same being for their charges in carrying and guarding same.Ibid XXXIV. p. 209.
Nov. 22Sir G. Downing to the Solicitor General, Sergeant Maynard and Attorney Montague. The business of the duty on brandies being to be heard this afternoon before a Committee of Parliament which much concerns the revenue, my Lords desire you to attend then and to stay there till the Committee adjourns.Out Letters General II p. 155.
Same to Alderman Backwell. My Lords have instructed me to deliver to you the Earl of St. Alban's deeds, cancelled, for 10,000l. If you send for them they shall be delivered to you.Ibid.
Same to Lord Ashley to attend to-morrow when my Lords have appointed to take into consideration Sir Thomas Clutterbuck's instructions about prizes at Leghorn.Ibid.
Nov. 22Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long for a certificate of the payments into the Exchequer from Tenths and alum for this year, and the arrears on same. Also for a certificate of how much of Sir Denys Gauden's orders on the Additional Aid is paid and how much of the first month of the Eleven Months' tax has been applied to the discharge thereof. and how much of the said month's tax remains yet clear.Out Letters General II. p. 158.
The Treasury Lords to Sir W. Doily, bart., to continue Lawrence Stanyon as cashier assistant in the Office of Exchanges at [Great] St. Helens until Lady Day next.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 208.
Treasury commission to Richard Marriott to be Receiver of the revenue of the King's honor of Windsor in place of Dudley Reuse, suspended.Ibid XXXVII. p. 272.
Treasury order for 1,954l. 17s. 6¼d. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasury of the Chamber, to be paid over to Mrs. Chiffinch, Mr. Angier, and other persons mentioned in a former list.Order Book XXXVII. p. 9.
Nov. 23Sir G. Downing to Col. Strode. Governor of Dover Castle. My Lords find by the account of Sir Denys Gauden that you have received several provisions. detailed, to the value of 142l. 9s. 0¾d., for which you are accountable to the King: they therefore desire an account from you this day fortnight how His Majesty shall be re-imbursed this money, otherwise process will issue against you.Out Letters General II. p. 156.
Appending:—List of said provisions.
The like letters, severally, to the following Governors of garrisons. and for the amounts of provisions, severally stated, viz.:—Ibid., pp. 156–7.
Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower. for 18l. 5s. 9¼d.
Capt. Freeman, Governor of Sandown Castle. for 4l. 15s. 3¾d.
Col. Titus, Governor of Deal Castle, for 5l. 9s. 8½d.
Capt. Richd. Woodward, Capt. of Moates Bulwark, for 0l. 9s. 8½d.
Sir Tho. Engeham, Governor of Walmer, for 2l. 14s. 8½d.
Lieut. John Pragell, Lieutenant of Sandgate Castle, for 0l. 14s. 8¾d.
Sir Hen Jones for Carisbrooke Castle, for 86l. 3s. 6d.
Capt. Edw. Strange. Governor of Hurst Castle, for 9l. 12s. 0d.
Sir Tho. Daniell, Governor of Arcliffe Fort, for 0l. 8s. 8½d.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Morice to forbear to charge the 12 per cent. interest charge on Jervas Bennet, Receiver General of the Additional Aid and the One Month's tax for co. Derby, on moneys not paid in by 1668, July 1, the date limited by the Act.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 208.
The Treasury Lords to Auditor Richard Aldworth for a particular of the office of Collector of His Majesty's rents and revenues in co. York, with a view to appoint George Beane thereto, in place of his father, Richard Beane.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 284.
Sir G. Downing to Ambassador Temple. According to the agreement you made with Mr. Custis he was to pay 1,000l. into the Exchequer within six weeks of the recovery of 120,000lb. weight of tin. That period has now elapsed, but no payment has been made. Please see that this article is complied with. Also the King's moiety was to come clear of any charge, but Custis now refuses to gratify the Governor. My Lords desire you to see that this article likewise is performed So far, Custis has not paid to Major Andros any allowance. Please to see to this also.Out Letters General II p. 158.
Nov. 23Sir G. Downing to Mr. Custis to the like effect as aboveOut Letters General II. p. 159.
Same to Major Andros, conveying the Treasury Lords' instructions to sell the King's part of the tin to the best advantage "and what you cannot sell in Flanders, sell in Holland." making the return in good bills to Sir W. Doily's office in Great St. Helens, London. You are to make the Governor [of Ostend] a present out of the King's moiety of the tin to the value of 200l. When you have sold the tin and returned the money you may take your own time of returning.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Rutter to attend my Lords to-morrowIbid, p. 160.
Same to Sir Oliver Buttler forwarding for reference a petition of James Hornygold.Ibid.
Same to Sir C. Harbord. My Lords desire you by all the means you can to find out what other lands, as well as such upon which the Wardrobes stood, there are belonging to His Majesty in the city of London, the houses which stood whereupon are burnt: and to report same with your opinion how they may be improved to His Majesty's best advantage.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Crispe, alum farmer, to attend my Lords to-morrow about his alum account.Ibid.
Same to Peirce Oliver to attend on Friday about the complaint made against him by the Excise Farmers.Ibid.
Nov. 24The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to pass a commission to John Ryves and 28 others, detailed, as Commissioners of the Wine Act for the counties of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Norwich, Cambridge, Isle of Ely, Huntingdon. Beds and Herts.: they having been recommended to the Treasury Lords by John Wadlow and the rest of the Vintners as fit persons thereto.Warrants Early XL. p. 33.
Money warrant for 82l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth and Abigall Mell, daughters and executrices of Davies Mell, late one of the King's music (who died in April, 1662).Ibid, XVIII. p. 274.
Sir G. Downing to Philip Jones to attend my Lords on Tuesday concerning Griffin Bowen's information against him.Out Letters General II p. 161.
Same to Mr. Ashmole for a certificate what moneys have been paid upon tallies on the country Excise since 1667. May 24.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Dawson for the like certificate of moneys paid on tallies on the London Excise since same date.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Prichard to forthwith pay in his money or process will issueIbid.
Same to the recorder of the city of Chester to attend my Lords on Monday concerning the complaint that the officers and farmers of Excise in said city have not had due encouragement.Ibid, p. 162.
Same to Mr. Sherwyn to send back the drafts of the letters about returns to be made from the Chancery.Ibid.
Same to the late Farmers of the Customs either to pay in the 2,500l. remaining of their 35,000l. or else to appear before my Lords on Monday next.Ibid.
Nov. 24Sir G. Downing to Mr. Blake to attend my Lords on Friday about the complaint against him of denying liberty to a master of a ship to carry coals to Guernsey.Out Letters General II. p. 163.
Treasury order for 746l. 13s. 4d. to Sir D. Gauden for sea victuals.Order Book XXXVII. p. 323.
Nov. 25Treasury warrant to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir William Smith, of Radcliffe, co. Bucks.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 274.
Nov. 26Sir G. Downing to Mr. Mellish to attend my Lords on Wednesday about the information from the Board of Works of his being behind in paying in the moneys due from him upon his receipt.Out Letters General II. p. 163.
Same to Mr. Adderley to attend my Lords on Tuesday about paying in his rent of the Sixpenny Writs, which account my Lords hear is not yet cleared.Ibid
Same to the late Farmers of the Customs to attend my Lords on Saturday week with their Auditor in order to bring their accompt to a speedy issue.Ibid, p. 164
Same to the Commissioners of Assessments for the city of Chester and the Commissioners of Assessments for the county of Chester, respectively. My Lords will on Wednesday hear the dispute between you.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir John Norton, high woodward of New Forest, to collect 1,000 bushels of acorns and 1,000 bushels of beech mast, hawthorn berries and sloes to be used in planting 300 acres in said forest.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 272.
Same to Sir C. Harbord for a constat of a piece of the waste of the manor of Greenwich, petitioned for by Sir William Boreman and Tobias Rustat.Ibid, p. 273.
Nov. 27Sir G. Downing to Peirce Oliver concerning his failure to appear on the 12th inst. to answer a complaint of the Excise Farmers against him. If you do not appear on Tuesday next another course will be taken with you.Out Letters General II. p. 164.
Same to Mr. Dawson for an account by Tuesday next how much has been paid out of the London Excise on tallies since 1667, May 24.Ibid
Same to Mr. Webb for a certificate of what has been paid since 1667, May 24. towards repayment of the 250,000l. lent on the Hearth money by the Farmers of Hearth money, and likewise what other moneys have been paid by said Farmers. either upon tallies or into the Exchequer.Ibid.
Nov. 29The Treasury Lords to the Chancellor of the Duchy [of Lancaster]. The King has declared his pleasure to us as well as to yourself of completing the Queen Consort's jointure to 40,000l. per an. Therefore desire to know how much of the King's revenue in the survey of the Duchy of Lancaster was set out for the jointure of the late Queen Mother and how much thereof can be now set out towards completing the jointure of the Queen Consort as above, "that we may take order for making up the remainder [that is such portion of the proposed increase as the Duchy of Lancaster is not able to afford for that purpose, out of any other part] of His Majesty's revenue within the survey of the Exchequer."Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 273.
Nov. 29Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against Maulger Norton. Receiver General of [Crown] revenues in Durham, Northumberland and the archdeaconry of Richmond.Warrants Early XXXVIII p. 274.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Ball to attend him to-morrow about what tallies were struck in Treasurer Southampton's time on the country Excise which have been paid since 1667, May 24.Out Letters General II. p. 165.
Same to Mr. Ashmole. By your certificate of what has been paid out of the country Excise I find that you have not right apprehended the meaning of my letter. Please attend me to-morrow hereon.Ibid.
Same to Sir W. Doily and Mr. Bowdler to attend my Lords on Wednesday about the 45l. 10s. 0d. of Bowdler's collection which was lost in the waggons.Ibid.
Same to Lord Ashley. Divers businesses relating to the Excise were put off to-day till Wednesday next by reason of your absence. My Lords desire you to attend then.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lawrence to prosecute Mr. Prichard for not paying in his money according to his bond.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Trevanyon Your account is referred to Sir W. Doily and I have drawn a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Willis.Ibid, p. 166.
Same to Mr. Townsend, of the Wardrobe. to attend on Wednesday with the state of his account.Ibid.
Same to Sir W. Doily to send an affidavit about the money in the hands of Mr. Rouse, receiver for co. Oxford.Ibid.
Money warrant for 20l. to the Earl of Carlisle for one year's creation money.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 276
Privy seal for 50,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber as imprest.Ibid, XV. p. 386.
Nov. 30Money warrant for the gratuity of 4 per cent. to be paid from time to time on 500l. lent by Edmund Warcup.Ibid, XVIII. p. 274.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to execute a royal warrant of same date to permit the Sieur de Overkyrke to transport four horses to Holland.Out Letters Customs I. p. 184.
Privy seal for 100,000l. to William Ashburnham. Cofferer of the Household. as imprest for the Household, and 10,000l. for interest for moneys to be borrowed thereon.Ibid, XV. p. 387–8.
Treasury order for 18l. 0s. 10d. to Sir Thomas Clarges for keepers' wages of Hampton Court Park.Order Book XXXVII. p. 91.
Same for 920l. to Sir William Temple on his ordinary as Ambassador to the States General.Ibid, p. 10.