|Date.||Nature and Substance of the Entry.||Reference.|
|Feb. 1||Treasury 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.
|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.
|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.
|Feb. 3||Treasury 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.
|Feb. 4||Treasury 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
|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.
|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. 7||Money 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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. 8||Treasury 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Feb. 9||Same 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. 10||Treasury 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.
|Feb. 10||Treasury 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.
|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.
|'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. 11||Treasury 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Same to Mr. Coates to the like effect||Ibid.|
|Feb. 11||Sir 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.
|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.
|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. 12||Sir 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.
|[? 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.
|Feb. 14||Money 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.
|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.
|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,
|Feb. 14||Treasury 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.
|Treasury order for 200l. to John Jervis for the extraordinaries
of the Court of the Marches of Wales.||Order Book XXXVII.
|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.
|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. 14||Royal 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. 15||Treasury 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. 15||Sir 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.
|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.
|Feb. 16||Sir 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.
|Feb. 17||Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 328l. 6s. 0d. to
William and Robert Packer on their liberates.||Order Book XXXVII.
|Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process
against Sir Francis Clerk, late Receiver of Hearth money for
Kent.||Warrants Early XXXVI.
|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.
|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
|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. 19||Same 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. 21||Money 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. 22||Same, 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.
|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.
|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.
|Feb. 22||Sir 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.
|Money warrant for 60l. to the Earl of Cardigan for three year's
creation money.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Feb. 23||Same 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.
|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.
|Treasury warrant to Auditor Humfry Morice for a particular of
the office of Steward of Spalding, &c., ut supra, p. 528.||Warrants Early XXXVII.
|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. 24||Treasury 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.
|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.
|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. 24||The 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. 24||Sir 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.
|Same to Sir R. Long to certify of how long standing this office is
in the enclosed docquet [wanting].||Ibid.|
|Feb 25||Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 112l. 10s. 0d.
to John Hill, keeper of Battles Walk.||Order Book XXXVII.
|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. 25||Royal 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 service||Ibid, p. 419.|
|Feb. 26||Treasury 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. 28||Privy 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.
|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
|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
|Mr. Smyth (Receiver of the revenue) as Receiver for co.
|Mr. Booth as Receiver for co. Chester.|
|Sir Thomas Overbury as Receiver for Gloucester.|
|Nathaniell Smyth (Receiver of the Aids) as Receiver for
|Feb. 28||The 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.
|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.|