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'Entry Book: February 1670', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3: 1669-1672 (1908), pp. 523-533. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79700 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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February 1670

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Feb. 1Treasury order for 668l. to Sir W. Gawden for sea victuals: to be paid out of the advance of rent or other loan on the Customs for Nov, 1670.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 13–14.
The like orders for 600l. on Feb., 1669–70.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 13–14.
466l. on March, 1669–70.
3,038l. on April. 1671.
1,976l. on May, 1671.
4,171l. on June, 1671.
4,391l. on July, 1671.
3,131l. on August, 1671.
3,543l. on Sept., 1671.
Treasury orders to the Navy Treasurers as follow, out of the advance of rent or other loan upon the rent of the Customs, viz.:Ibid, p. 14.
1,660l. on the month of December, 1670.
1,978l. on the month of Jan., 1670–1.
3,319l. on the month of Feb., 1670–1.
4,978l. on the month of Mar., 1670–1.
4,978l. on the month of April, 1671.
157l. on the month of May, 1671.
Same for 1,000l. to Lord Arlington, Postmaster General, for carrying of letters: in orders registered on the salt farm: and for a further 600l. out of the tin at Ostend.Ibid, pp. 447, 457.
Treasury warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] for process to issue against John Cooper, late Receiver of Assessments for co. Nottingham, for 2,758l. remaining in his hands.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 219.
The Treasury Lords to Sir Trevor Williams to return to the office [of Exchange] at [Great] St Helens the 451l. of the assessments of Co. Monmouth, received by him from Bevis Lloyd's deputy for the purpose of being remitted to London.Ibid, p. 222.
Sir G. Downing to Sir Thomas Littleton. I have spoken with Alderman Bucknall and find that you did misapprehend him for he did not send you word that he could not pay in the 6,000l. on Saturday last till he had spoken with the Treasurer of the Household, but till he had first spoken with their own [the Excise Farmers'] treasurer. This he has since done, and you may expect the same to be paid in on Thursday next and the remainder according to his promise. There is already 1,000l. for you in the Exchequer upon the month of November next, paid in by Sir Robert Viner. and hath lain there four or five days.Out Letters General II. p. 211.
Feb. 3Treasury order for 4,148l. and 1,660l. for William Bucknall, et al., Farmers of the London Excise, in repayment of loan: out of the Customs of Nov. and Dec. 1670, respectively.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 14–15.
Feb. 4Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a grant to Robert, Earl of Ailesbury of the office of steward and bailiff of the Honour of Amphill in Beds and Bucks.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 303–4.
Prefixing:—A particular of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal.
Sir G. Downing to Sir C. Harbord and Mr. Sherwyn to meet him at Sir R. Long's house on Monday.Out Letters General II. p. 212.
Same to the Farmers of the London Excise to pay in the moneys due and usual to be paid in by the month of Feb. The Cofferer of the Household and Sir Ste. Fox have great occasion for the same.Ibid.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Sir Allen Apsley for arrears and surrender of 100l. per an. for liveries for falconers. (Money warrant hereon dated Feb. 7. See also p. 520 supra.)Warrants Early XV. p. 398; XXI. p. 27.
Feb. 7Money warrant for 2,000l. to Thomas Corderoy for one quarter to Lady Day. 1667, on the 8.000l. per an. payable to him at the Receipt.Warrants Early XXI. p. 28.
Treasury orders for William Legg for the Ordnance out of the advance rent of the Customs or loans on the monthly rent of the Customs as follow:—Order Book XXXVII. p. 14.
2,000l on the month of May. 1670.
2,000l. on the month of June. 1670.
1,000l. on the month of July, 1670.
2,000l. on the month of November. 1670.
1,000l. and 2,000l. on the month of Feb., 1670–1.
Royal sign manual to Sir Henry Wood for the delivery to the lord abbot Montague of all plate and ornaments belonging to the Chapel of the late Queen Mother.Warrants Early XV. p. 397.
Same for 40 tons of timber out of the Forest of Dean for building a Speech House for said forest: it having been represented by Sir Benjamin Throckmorton and several other gentlemen of said forest that the keeping and holding of courts for the preservation of the vert and venison, according to the laws of the forest in pursuance of the late Act of Parliament, does draw together a great number of officers, gentlemen, and freeholders, for whose reception there is no house within the liberty of the forest: the town of Colford being the most convenient place adjacent to the forest and in the midst of the perambulation, and the inhabitants thereof having undertaken at their own costs to erect same. (Treasury warrant hereon to Thomas Agar, Surveyor of Woods this side Trent, dated Feb. 11.)Ibid p 399; XXXVII. pp. 309–10.
Privy seal for 400l. to Philip Howard as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon, dated Feb. 14.)Ibid, p. 400; XXII. p. 55; Order Book XXXVII. p. 457.
Sir G. Downing to the [principal] officers of the Navy. The Lords of the Treasury having yesterday received an estimate represented to the Duke of York by you of one year's charge of completing the hulls and fitting out for sea service all His Majesty's ships at Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, and Portsmouth, as also of supplying of stores for the same during that time, amounting to 224, 848l. 11s. 8d., and His Royal Highness having appointed to consider the same with my Lords on Wednesday morning next, you are not to fail to be there then.Out Letters General II. p. 213.
Same to Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] for a certificate of what moneys have been paid into the Exchequer from 1668–9, Jan. 1, to 1669–70. Jan. 1, and how much thereof upon each branch of the revenue, viz. how much upon the Firehearths and how much upon the Customs, and further for a certificate of what moneys have been paid out upon debentures within that time, and how much thereof upon pensions, and how much upon salaries payable in the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same to Sir R. Long for a certificate of how much money and interest is payable in the Exchequer upon the Customs; and the like for the other branches of the revenue.Ibid.
Same to the Bishop of London forwarding a certificate from Auditor Beale with the state of the accompt of Mr. Povey. My Lords desire you to certify them that you are satisfied that these moneys for the ministers in the Island of Jamaica were [actually so] issued according to the intentions of the privy seals.Ibid.
Feb. 8Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Staley, of London, goldsmith, and Martin Fowkes (Folkes), of Greys Inn, gent., of the suite of Oatlands House, now demolished, in co. Surrey. part of the honor of Hampton Court.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 305–6.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal and entry of demise.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 5,528l. 15s. 8d. to the Earl of Sandwich for the estimated charge of the funeral of the Duke of Albemarle. (Privy seal dated Feb. 14. Money warrant dated Mar. 7.)Ibid. XV. pp. 398, 410; Out Letters Customs II. pp. 81–2.
The Treasury Lords [to Sir W. Doyly] to deliver up to the King's Remembrancer the bonds of certain Receivers General of the late assessments and of their securities, so that prosecution may be made for sums standing out unsatisfied.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 220
Money warrant. dormant, for 100l. per an. to Sir John Baber on his fee or annuity as one of the King's physicians in ordinary.Ibid, XVIII. p. 293
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Williamson forwarding a return from my Lords of what they think fit to be done about Mr. Parry's business, who is appointed Receiver of the remainder of the Queen's portion [in Lisbon].Out Letters General II. p. 215.
Same to Joseph Champion, Joseph Edwards and Thomas Porter to attend my Lords on Friday morning about Arthur Underhill's and Henry Deane's affidavits against them specifying great abuses done by them to the said Henry Deane, one of the officers of the Customs at Sittingbourne in Kent.Ibid, p. 216.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe and Auditor Richard Aldworth to remit a super of 90l. 18s. 6d set upon William Christian, late Receiver of Hearth money for co. Durham.Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 157.
Feb. 9Same to the King's Remembrancer for process against John Swynborn, late Receiver of the Eleven Months tax and the One Month's tax for Durham and Northumberland: he having failed in his undertaking to pay in 1,000l. of his arrears.Ibid XXXIV. p. 219.
Same to Dr. Robert Morison to deliver to Francis, Lord Hawley for His Majesty's use the parcel of ground called the Phisick Garden, now in your occupation, with the garden house and little platt of ground adjoining.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 307
Prefixing:—Royal warrant for same of date 1669, May 21.
The Treasury Lords to the late Farmers of Hearth money. In accordance with the order of Council of 1668–9, Feb. 10 we have allowed you in account on your late farm 26,900l. 18s. 0d. per an. in consideration of your losses by the plague and fire and as reward for your advance of 250,000l. In return we expected you to take care for paying in the remainder of your rent. If you do not forthwith clear your debt process will issue.Ibid, XXXVI. pp. 151–2
Feb. 10Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 200l. to Sir Allen Apsley in part of 500l. on the surrender of his letters patents for 100l. per an. for liveries for falconers.Order Book XXXVII. p. 94.
Feb. 10Treasury orders for William Legg for the Ordnance: out of the advance on or other loan on the months of the Customs as follow:—Order Book XXXVII. p. 15.
348l. on the month of Nov., 1670.
312l. on the month of Feb., 1670–1.
243l. on the month of Mar., 1670–1.
1,582l. on the month of April, 1671.
1,400l. on the month of May, 1671.
Like orders for 191l. to Sir W. Temple, Ambassador to the States General, for extraordinaries: out of the Customs farm rent for May, 1671.Ibid.
Like order for 1,400l. to Ralph Montague, Esq., Ambassador to France, out of the same month.Ibid.
Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long returning an account of old tallies listed on the Customs and yet unpaid (said list having been sent in to the Treasury from the Exchequer, Feb. 9).Out Letters Customs I. pp. 189–91.
'This paper wilbe no guide to me unles you please withall to certify out of the records whether in truth there be any such tallies or not, for if there be such tallies their not being brought in in time doth not take away the right of payment but only postpones them in their course, but if the list for registering of the Customs tallies were mistaken and that in truth there were noe such tallies that money may without doubt be presently made use of for His Majesty's occasions. Wherefore I pray be pleased to let the records be searched and certify me in the margint of this paper whether you find any such mistakes."
Prefixing:—Said list of unpaid tallies on the Customs.
Feb. 11Treasury warrant for stay of process against the Alum Farmers (the Farmers of the alum mines and alum works in Yorkshire and Lancashire) on their accounts.Warrants Early XXII. p. 40.
Treasury order for 920l. to Sir W. Temple for his ordinary as Ambassador to the States General out of the Customs for May, 1671.Order Book XXXVII. p. 15.
Like orders for Col. Legg for the Ordnance as follows:—Ibid.
1,030l. on the Customs of May, 1671.
2,183l. on the Customs of June, 1671.
302l. on the Customs of July, 1671.
Like orders for W. Bucknall et al., Farmers of the London Excise, in repayment of loan, viz.:—Ibid.
4,978l. out of the Customs of Jan., 1670–1.
3,319l. out of the Customs of Feb., 1670–1.
1,681l. out of the Customs of Mar., 1670–1.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant of the office of Chief Steward and Keeper of the Court Leets. liberties and view of frankpledge of the manor of Tring, co. Herts, to John, Earl of Bridgewater, constituted late Steward thereof by grant from the late Queen Mother.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 310.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Hill. Deputy Auditor Chislett writes that he cannot go on with your accounts till Sir Thomas Player's acquittances are changed into a tally and until your returns upon the old arrears are rectified and perfected. Hasten the doing thereof.Out Letters General II. p. 217.
Same to Mr. Coates to the like effectIbid.
Feb. 11Sir G. Downing to John Place to attend my Lords on the 22nd inst. at the hearing of Captain Brabant again on his pretences to defalcations for his Excise farm.Out Letters General II. p. 217.
Same to the Postmaster of York to deliver the abovesaid letter to Mr. Place. "He lives in Yorkshire: he was lately employed in the Excise of Northumberland with Capt. Brabant."Ibid, p. 220.
Same to Sir R. Long forwarding a copy of a letter from the late Farmers of the Customs in which they affirm they have already paid the whole of their 35,000l. arrear [either in the way of warrants or tallies of assignation or by actual cash payments into the Exchequer].Ibid, p. 218.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the striking of tallies importing the payment by the Farmers of Post Fines of the sum of 451l. 11s. 11d. being the amount of the said post fines answered directly to the crown by the sheriffs [and which is therefore to be allowed as a deduction from the annual rent of 2,276l. due from Thomas, late Earl of Berks and Sir Robert Howard under their lease of said fines dated 1661, 29 Apr.].Warrants Early XVIII. pp. 294–5.
Prefixing:—Certificate by the Clerk of the Pipe of said post fines so answered direct to the Crown by the Sheriffs.
[Feb. 11 ?]Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer seal to William Trotter of some closes and a mediety of a messuage in the parish of Dent, co. York, part of the lands of Geoffrey Thistlethwaite, yeoman outlaw.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 309.
Same to Andrew Burton of the capital messuage called Bolton Hall and other messuages in Bolton by Bowland, co. York, part of the lands of Ambrosy Pudsey, esq., outlaw.Ibid.
Feb. 12Sir G. Downing to Mr. Mead. Unless you send in the impost bills for this year to be signed by my Lords on Monday next my Lords will appoint some one else to do it in your place.Out Letters General II. p. 220.
[? after Feb. 12]Entry of the declaration of accounts of Edward Nicholas, receiver of the fines commonly called the King's fines for license of alienations in Chancery, &c., viz. for the two separate years ending respectively 1668–9, Feb. 12 and 1669–70, Feb. 12.Warrants Early XLI. p. 9.
Feb. 14Money warrant for 638l. 15s. 0d. to the Duke of York for 1½ years' arrears on the sums following, viz. 182l. 10s. 0d. for one year to 1667 Xmas on his entertainment of 10s. a day as Governor of Portsmouth; 243l. 6s. 8d. for the same time for 20 soldiers at 8d. a day each.Ibid, XXIV. pp. 41–2; Order Book XXXVII. p. 254.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Lord Frescheville for a grant of the patronage of the rectory of Eckington, co. Derby, he having a lease of the manor of Eckington. The Crown has always been very tender in granting rights of presentation out of itself.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 311–2.
Treasury warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] to deliver up the bonds of Charles Goodwyn, late Receiver General of Assessments for Sussex, and to stay process against him.Ibid, XXXIV. pp. 220–1, 223.
Feb. 14Treasury warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] for immediate extent against William Broxholme and his sureties, late Receiver of Assessments for Lincoln, for the 10,638l. 15s. 5d. arrear on his account.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 221.
Treasury order for 200l. to John Jervis for the extraordinaries of the Court of the Marches of Wales.Order Book XXXVII. p. 355.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for Assessments for Hertford division in co. Herts to do their best to get in the 900l. in the hands of Joseph Browne. Head Collector of Assessments for the said division.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 221.
Treasury appointment of William Northington as Receiver of Assessments for Essex, loco Thomas Argall, deceased.Ibid, pp. 223–4.
[? Feb. 14]Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Nathaniel Booth, Receiver of Assessments for co. Chester: and Charles Goodwyn, same for Sussex.Ibid, p 223.
Feb. 14Royal warrant for 50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margaret's, Westminster, as royal bounty for the poor of said parish.Ibid, XV. p. 430.
Feb. 15Treasury warrant to George Johnson, of the Middle Temple, to be Steward of the several manors and lordships of Spalding, Holbeach, Whaplode, Moulton, Hogsthorpe, and Northolme, co. Lincoln, parcel of the jointure of the late Queen Mother: the said stewardship heretofore granted by the said Queen Mother and her trustees to Sir Edward Walpoole, Her Majesty's Surveyor General, having become void.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 311.
Same to Sir John Norton, woodward of New Forest, and to the regarders thereof to enclose 100 acres of ground for the sowing of acorns for a nursery. as by the Treasury warrant of Dec. 17 last, but to do it at Hollydays (Hollidaies) Hill and not at Holme Hill, as the latter lies in the heart of the walk, and is a place very much delightful for the feeding and harbouring of His Majesty's deer.Ibid, p. 312.
[?]Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer seal to Robert Hicks and Joanna, his wife, of a messuage in Charlton and Grove in the parish of Wantage, co. Berks, part of the possessions of John Jennens, gent. outlaw.Ibid, p. 313.
Feb. 15Sir G. Downing to Mr. Dewy. Give me an account on Friday what you have to say on the Earl of Bristol's bill, which you perused this morning.Out Letters General II. p. 222.
Same to Sir C. Harbord to attend the Commissioners of the Ordnance, who are to treat for the purchase of several houses and lands at Woolwich for building storehouses for the Ordnance: and likewise to make out a particular of an old storehouse and wharfe, which is to be given in exchange towards satisfaction of the said lands, &c., according to an order of Council of the 4th inst.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Beale and Sir Denys Gauden. "His Majesty's business being on Thursday next in the House of Commons,' my Lords have appointed Friday morning next for the consideration of Sir Denys Gauden's account.Ibid.
Privy seal for 300l. to John Worden for his equipage and 4l. a day for his ordinary entertainment as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden: and for a quarter's ordinary in advance.Warrants Early XV. pp. 402–3.
Feb. 16Sir G. Downing to Auditor Beale forwarding an account of calf skins exported from the port of London under the proclamation of 1666, May 11, viz. from 1665, Michaelmas, to 1667, Michaelmas: in order to said Auditor's stating the accounts of the Customs Farmers for said period.Out Letters Customs I. p. 191.
Prefixing:—Said account.
Feb. 17Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 328l. 6s. 0d. to William and Robert Packer on their liberates.Order Book XXXVII. p. 94.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Sir Francis Clerk, late Receiver of Hearth money for Kent.Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 152.
Sir G. Downing to the Solicitor General to dispatch the articles for letting the 4½ per cent. duty at Barbados, "the season of the year requiring that that business be settled."Out Letters General II. p. 223.
Same to Alderman Backwell and Mr. Colville. My Lords desire to speak with you to-morrow morning between eight and nine.Ibid.
Same to the late Customs Farmers. According to Sir Robert Long's last letter, enclosed, there is still 840l. unpaid of your arrear of 35,000l. My Lords desire you to pay it into the Exchequer speedily so that the issues designed thereupon may be completed.Ibid.
Same to Sir R. Long. Send me a certificate that the 5,000l. tally of loan which Alderman Backwell left with you is vacated.Ibid.
Feb. 19Same to the Excise Commissioners to return on Monday the petition from Sir Samuel Sterling and Mr. Beane "that I may make some alteration in it."Ibid, p. 224.
Feb. 21Money warrant for 27l. 17s. 6d. to Sir Edw. Griffin, together with a warrant to said Griffin to pay same to Benjamin Cooling, Surveyor of His Majesty's Chamber and Dresser: for one year's wages in part of 41l. 16s. 3d. arrears due. (Order hereon dated Feb. 24.)Warrants Early XVIII. p. 295; Order Book XXXVII. p. 94.
Feb. 22Same, dormant, for the various annuities amounting in all to 176l. 1s. 10½d. to Christopher Duke of Albemarle as granted to the late Duke of Albemarle by letters patent of 1669, July 14.Warrants Early XXII. pp. 40–1.
Money warrant for 4,600l. 12s. 6d. to Sir Edw. Griffin and warrant to said Griffin to pay same to the officers and yeoman of the Guard of His Majesty's body, and messengers and trumpeters for one half year's pay or wages according to the late establishment of the said Guard as follows, viz. George Viscount Grandison, Capt. of the Guard, 500l.; Col. Thomas Howard, Lieutenant of the Guard, 250l.; Edward Sackvile, ensign, 150l.; Richard Smith, Clerk of the Cheque, 75l.; four corporals 75l. each, and 100 yeomen in daily waiting 15l: each, and 70 yeomen out of waiting 7l. 10s. 0d. each: to the 38 messengers 997l. 12s. 6d., the seven trumpeters 230l., and the six pensioner trumpeters 73l. being in each case a half year's pay: to come out of the arrears of the late Customs farm ended 1667, Sept. 29.Out Letters Customs I. pp. 192–3; Warrants Early XVIII. p. 296; Order Book XXXVII. p. 16.
Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. I have again written the late Farmers of the Customs to pay in what is behind of their 35,000l., which I hope they will take care to do so that you may discharge the assignments upon it and rid yourself of the importunities of the persons concerned.Out Letters General II. p. 227.
Feb. 22Sir G. Downing to William Harbord and to the Queen's Council to attend on Monday about the business of Salcey Forest.Out Letters Genera II. p. 227.
Money warrant for 60l. to the Earl of Cardigan for three year's creation money.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 297.
Feb. 23Same for 12,457l. 19s. 7d. to Sir Ste. Fox for the garrisons, detailed (including 153l. 16s. 11d. or 153l. 16s. 6d. for the Earl of St. Albans), and 16,526l. 19s. 0d. for pay to the Guards, and 176l. 8s. 0d. for one foot company in the Isle of Wight: all for two months, Jan. 15 last to Mar. 12 last.Ibid, XXXIV. pp. 42–4; Order Book XXXVII. p. 254.
Treasury orders for 271l. and 131l. 12s. 2d. to Sir W. Swann, Resident at Hamburg: on the Customs of May, 1671.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 16, 95.
Same on the Exchequer in general for 69l. to Maurice Hunt for accommodating rooms in the Star Chamber for trial of moneys [Trial of the Pix].Ibid, p. 94.
Sir G. Downing to Sir W. Doily to attend my Lords on Friday about the lists of Receivers against whom he would have process issue.Out Letters General II. p. 229.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Humfry Morice for a particular of the office of Steward of Spalding, &c., ut supra, p. 528.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 313.
Money warrant for 500l. to Thomas Ellyott, Master of the Harriers, for one year to Xmas last for that service.Ibid, XVIII. p. 296.
Same for 200l. to same for one year's salary to Xmas last as Housekeeper of His Majesty's house lately bought at Newmarket: in part of 350l. arrears thereon.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Benchers of Grays Inn, to seize John Swynborne's chamber or lodging in that Inn to answer some part of his debt due to the King as late Receiver of the One and the Eleven Months' taxes for Durham and Northumberland.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 222.
Feb. 24Treasury order on the Customs for 500l. to Sir Edw. Griffin for Mr. Offley, groom porter, for what is due to him on bills: out of the late Customs Farm.Order Book XXXVII. p. 16.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the case of the Earl of Carlingford, referred by order in Council of Jan. 21 last to the Treasury Lords and Lord John Berkeley, concerning the 4,000l. due to the King from said Earl for one year's rent reserved on the farm of Wine Licences in Ireland from 1668, Sept. 29 to 1669, Sept. 29. Said Earl may be discharged thereof by order from the King to the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland and the Vice-Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer there on the said Earl's quitting to the King all his right in the 1,000l. per an. Ordered to him by order in Council of Aug. 27 last for four years out of the duty of said farm.Out Letters Ireland I. p. 11.
Same to same from same and the Lords of Ireland, &c., on the case of the Innocents in Ireland: in pursuance of the order in Council of Jan 26 last referring to the Treasury Lords, the Secretaries of State, and such of the Privy Council of Ireland formerly appointed a committee for the affairs of that kingdom, the case of such subjects in Ireland who as Innocents and by proviso were restored to their estates by the late Court of Claims there. We have heard the Agents for the said Innocents in the matter of their prayer for discharging them from payment of quit rents and arrears thereof since the late Act of Explanation, and think that instructions may be given to the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland for said Innocents to have the benefit of the King's gracious intentions, as signified in the King's letters of Oct. 15 and Dec. 1 last, and that the moneys to be levied on them may be levied according to the several times set down in the contract with the farmers of the revenue, Ireland, and not otherwise.Ibid p 12.
Feb. 24The Treasury Lords to Thomas Agar, Surveyor of the woods this side Trent, requesting him to forthwith draw an exact plot of the forest of Dean.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 313.
Same to same to stay felling the 40 tons of timber for a Speech House at Colford for the Forest of Dean until further order, as the Marquess of Worcester and Col. Cooke have informed the Treasury that the place where the old Speech House stood is more convenient [than Colford] for building [said Speech House].Ibid, p. 314.
[?]Entry of demise to Matthew Johnson, gent, by lease under the Exchequer Seal of a messuage, &c., in Wilbarston, co. Northampton, part of the lands of Elizabeth Allen, deceased, intestate.Ibid, p. 313.
Feb. 24Sir G. Downing to the Commissioners of Excise and Col. Birch. My Lords understand there is a suit commenced between Sir Samuel Sterling, present Lord Mayor of London, plaintiff, and the Attorney General, defendant, and that there is like still to be a further charge and trouble therein. Endeavour with what convenient speed you can to treat and compose the matter in difference.Out Letters General II. p. 229.
Same to Sir R. Long to certify of how long standing this office is in the enclosed docquet [wanting].Ibid.
Feb 25Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 112l. 10s. 0d. to John Hill, keeper of Battles Walk.Order Book XXXVII. p. 95.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for discharging the Farmers of the London Excise of 17,961l. 2s. 1d., in full of all demands of defalcations (which said demands amounted to 26,961l. 2s. 1d.) for the effects of the plague, 1666–7, Feb. 20 (1666, Dec. 25), to 1667, Dec. 25. (Privy seal hereon dated Mar. 4.)Warrants Early XV. pp. 401, 440–1.
Same for a privy seal for 20,000l. to the Earl of Suffolk out of Hearth money, in part of 50,000l. purchase money for Audley End.Ibid, p. 401.
[?]Same for a privy seal for 5,000l. as royal bounty to the Duke of York, out of the revenue late in jointure to the Queen Mother. (Privy seal dated Mar. 7.)Ibid, pp. 402, 421.
Feb. 25Royal warrant for a privy seal for the discharge of Mrs. Woolnough.Ibid, p. 406.
Privy seal for 3,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for secret serviceIbid, p. 419.
Feb. 26Treasury orders to Edward Backwell in repayment of loan as follow:—Order Book XXXVII. pp. 16–17.
4,191l. out of the Customs of June, 1671.
3,038l. out of the Customs of April, 1671.
1,976l. out of the Customs of May, 1671.
4,391l. out of the Customs of July, 1671.
3,543l. out of the Customs of Sept., 1671.
600l. out of the Customs of Feb., 1670–1.
467l. out of the Customs of Mar., 1670–1.
668l. out of the Customs of Nov., 1670.
3,131l. out of the Customs of Aug., 1671.
The like for 3,297l. and 1,703l. to William Bucknall in repayment of loan: out of the Customs of 1671, March and April respectively.Ibid, p. 17.
Feb. 28Privy seal for 9,200l. in certain instalments, detailed, to the Duke of Monmouth for several disbursements and expenses by him made by the King's command. (Money warrant, Mar. 18.)Warrants Early XV. p. 413; Out Letters Customs II. p. 96.
Royal sign manual for 135l. to John Portman, of London, goldsmith, for a diamond ring given to a foreign minister, viz., Sir Elaias Puffendorff, late Resident in France for the King of Sweden. (Money warrant dated Mar. 30.)Ibid, pp. 410, 417; Out Letters Customs II. p. 101; Order Book XXXVII. p. 22.
Sir G. Downing to the Attorney General, enclosing Sir James Shaen's letter of opinion on the releases between the King and the Irish Society, and upon the abstract of the agreement between the King and the Society. Desires him to hasten the passing the grants of the Irish Society to the King and of the King to the Society. And if there be any difficulty therein to acquaint the Treasury Lords therewith that they may be speedily removed.Out Letters General II. p. 231.
Same to the Earl of Bristol concerning the King's pleasure as to his lordship's 10,000l. privy seal.Ibid, p. 232.
Same to Mr. Newsham. My Lords are willing to employ you as Receiver of Hearth money for co. Warwick. Please attend them speedily in order to your giving security and receiving your commission.Ibid, p. 234.
The like to the following Receivers of the same duty respectively:—Ibid.
Mr. Potts as Receiver for co. Suffolk.
Mr. Bennett (Receiver of the Aids) as Receiver for co. Derby.
Bevys Lloyd and John Lloyd as Receivers for Monmouth, Glamorgan, and Brecknock.
Col. Mostyn as Receiver for Carmarthen. Radnor, Pembroke, Montgomery, and Cardigan.
John Bennet as Receiver for Somerset.
Mr. Grice as Receiver for Leicester and Rutland.
Edward Miller as Receiver for Cambridge and Isle of Ely.
Charles Duncombe as Receiver for Beds, Bucks, and Hunts.
George Clerke as Receiver for Cornwall and Devon.
Edward Lawrence as Receiver for Dorset.
Roger Vaughan as Receiver for Hereford.
Mr. Ridley and Mr. Hodgskins as Receivers for Salop and Stafford.
Mr. Smyth (Receiver of the revenue) as Receiver for co. Southampton.
Mr. Booth as Receiver for co. Chester.
Sir Thomas Overbury as Receiver for Gloucester.
Nathaniell Smyth (Receiver of the Aids) as Receiver for Northampton.
Feb. 28The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe. " Whereas we have and may for the future in several cases think it expedient for His Majesty's service to direct to what particular uses such moneys as shall be paid for the use of His Majesty's Great Wardrobe shalbe applied, we desire your Lordship to take care that the said moneys be from time to time issued by you accordingly and not diverted to any other use without first acquainting as therewith."Warrants Early XXXIII. p. 127.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for immediate extent against Lewis Harding, Receiver General of Assessments for co. Beds.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 224.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown lands to send to the Auditor for a particular of the premises as below, or in case the said premises be not in charge before an Auditor then to make out a constat: and [further] to rate the said particular or constat with a view to a new grant thereof to John Lovelace and Thomas Howard.Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 315–7.
Prefixing:—(1) Petition to the King from John Lovelace and Thomas Howard, Esqrs., for a grant of the marsh land containing 2,500 acres and 200 acres in or near the parish of Gedney, Fleet and Holbeach, co. Lincoln, known as Gedney Marsh, which by grant of 1635, Aug., was given to Sir Peregrine Bertey and Sir Philip Landen, which grant was never proceeded upon as they were unable to enclose and improve any part thereof before the late unhappy troubles, and John Bertey, heir of said Sir Peregrine and to whom the whole grant accrued by survivorship, having conveyed his interest therein to petitioners.
(2) Order of reference hereof from the King to the Treasury Lords, dated 1669, Nov. 15.
(3) Note of the reading of said petition at the Treasury Board 1669–70, Jan. 21, and of the order of reference to Sir C. Harbord, Surveyor General.
(4) The said Surveyor General's report thereon to the Treasury, dated Feb. 1.