|Date.||Nature and Substance of the Entry.||Reference.|
|April 2||The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to stay process
against John Cooper, Receiver of Assessments for co.
Notts.||Warrants Early XXXIV.
|Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Ste. Fox [for secret service, viz.]
to be paid to the Earl of Bristol " in part of a greater sum
which His Majesty intends as of His Majesty's free gift."
(Treasury order hereon, dated April 7.)||Ibid, XVIII. p. 308;
Order Book XXXVII.
|Same for 490l. to Sir Edward Deering, Sir Tho. Strickland and
Robert Millward (Mylward) constituted by privy seal of 28 Oct.
last Commissioners for keeping the privy seal during the
absence of John Lord Roberts) being for 98 days of their
allowance Dec. 17 last to Mar. 25 last. (Treasury order hereon,
dated April 11, out of the Customs for Dec., 1670.)||Warrants Early XVIII.
p. 311; Order Book
XXXVII. p. 21; Out
Letters Customs II.
|Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt authorising him
to pay a series of seven tallies, detailed (all dated 1665, July 3,
and in the hands of Alderman Backwell) amounting in all to
1,630l., same having been left out of former lists sent to said
Auditor with the warrants for paying such listed tallies in
course.||Out Letters Customs II.
|Money warrant for 500l. to Sir John Finch, Resident at Florence,
for half a year to Lady Day last on his entertainment of 1,000l.
per an. (Treasury order hereon, dated April 18.)||Ibid, p. 106; Order Book
XXXVII. p. 22.|
|Treasury warrant to the Receipt for a tally of assignation to be
struck there on the Farmers of the Post Office for 45l. 12s. 6d.
to be paid to Peroivall Stanny for last Lady Day quarter's
fee as letter carrier to the King.||Warrants Early XXII.
|Same to Robert Mason, gent, to be deputy to Mathew Appleyard,
son of Sir Mathew Appleyard, kt., lately deceased, as Customer
of Hull during said Mathew's minority: said office having been
granted to said Sir Mathew and his son.||Out Letters Customs I.
|[?April 2]||Report to the King from the Treasury Lords concerning the
accompts of Sir Thomas Strickland, farmer of the duty upon
Scotch and Foreign salt for 21 years at 1,800l. per an., said
Strickland having been by order of Council of 1668–9, Mar. 5,
admitted an accomptant for the said duties for the year 1667,
Sept. 29, to 1667 [sic for 1668], Sept. 29. Said accomptant
charges himself with 1 861l. 11s. 0¾d., receipts therefrom in
said year. He also "affirmeth that by the continuance of the
halfpenny per gallon upon Scotch salt imported into England
such encouragement hath bin given to the making of salt here
that within the space of a few years last past so many new
salt works have bin sett up in severall parts of England as
hath furnished a fourth part of the salt which hath bin
imported into the port of London: so that he is thereby so
farre disenabled from the paying of his rent of 1,800l. per an.
as that he offers that if any other will give your Majesty 1,400l.
per an. he is ready to resigne his patent to your Majesties
best advantage: nor can he adventure to pay any more than
1,000l. per an." He prays a new farm at that rent.||Out Letters Customs I.
|April 4||Money warrant for 2,400l. to Sir Edw. Griffin for the present
service of the Chamber, viz. for such of the King's servants
as are payable by him (and warrant to said Griffin to pay
58l. 3s. 6d. thereof to Elizabeth Yockney, daughter and
executrix of Walter Yockney, late one of the King's musicians,
and also to pay 400l. to the King's watermen for half a year's
wages and a year's bills). (Treasury orders hereon, dated
Apr. 11.)||Warrants Early XVIII.
p. 310; Order Book
XXXVII. p. 97.|
|Same for 150l. to John Sayers, the King's master cook, for one
year to Lady Day last of his fee payable in the Exchequer.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|April 5||Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to advance 500l. into
the Exchequer as a loan.||Out Letters Customs II.
|Same to the Receipt to execute an order of Feb. 22 last for 500l.
to Thomas Offley, His Majesty's Groom Porter, in part of his
bill payable by the Treasurer of the Chamber||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Same to same to execute a warrant of March 8 last for 200l. to
Lord Arlington for two years of his fee of 100l. per an. to
Xmas last.||Ibid, p. 311.|
|Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to deliver to Sir Ste. Fox
orders in said Auditor's custody to the value of 2,300l. 10s. 0d.
in part of a sum of 9,615l. 2s. 4d. due to him as below the said
2,300l. 10s. 0d. representing the unpaid balance of 14,500l.
interest money ordered to be paid to him by privy seal of
1668, Nov. 30. and Treasury warrant of 1668, Dec. 17, based
thereon, " being so much by an agreement between the said
Sir Ste. Fox, Mr. Cofferer and Mr. Pepys to be registered in
course for His Majesty's forces more than would pay the
Guards and Garrisons to Michaelmas then next before the
date of the said warrant, purposely for payment of interest
for money borrowed for that service: which orders were by
our said [Treasury] warrant directed to remain in your custody
untill we should give order for the delivery of them," the
sum of 12,199l. 10s. 0d. as part thereof having been ordered
to be handed to him by the Treasury warrant of Mar. 16 last
for so much due to said Fox for interest from 1667, Sept. 28,
to 1669, July 1: and there being now further due to said Fox
for interest to June 1 last the sum of 9,615l. 2s. 4d.||Ibid, XXIV. p. 49.|
|April 5||Sir G. Downing to —. Alderman Bucknell has occasion to
use the accompt of Sir Edm. Turner's about brandies. Let
him have it for two or three days.||Out Letters General II.
|April 6||Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 60l. to John
Rose, King's gardener.||Order Book XXXVII. p. 96.|
|Same for 20l. to Robert Swan.||Ibid, p. 97.|
|For 37l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Giffard.|
|For 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Estoll.|
|April 7||Treasury order for 5,000l. and 5,000l. to Edw. Backwell in
repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.||Ibid, p. 211.|
|Sir G. Downing to Major Andros at Ostend, to hasten the delivery
of the King's portion of the [recently fished] tin to Alderman
Backwell.||Out Letters General II.
|April 8||Same to the late Farmers of the Customs to pay in their 2,000l.
forthwith.||Ibid, p. 248.|
|Same to the Barons of the Exchequer. My Lords are very sorry
that you lost your labour when you were here. But the sitting
of both Houses at that time will make their excuse. My
Lords desire you to attend on Monday without fail in regard
the season of the year presses when the respective Receivers
of Chimney money should be at work about their several
|Royal warrant to Sir Henry Wood to pay out of the receipts of
the late Queen Mother's jointure 1,040l. to Col. William
Legg in full of 12,500l. for the ordinary of the Ordnance for
this ensuing year.||Warrants Early XLII.
|Money warrant for 40l. to John Shillingford alias Izard, one of
the yeoman prickers to the privy harriers: in part of arrears
on his salary of 40l. per an.||Ibid, XVIII. p. 312.|
|[?]||Entry of [Treasury allowance of] Richard Gregory's bill as one
of the messengers of the Chamber in ordinary for last
Lady Day quarter's attendance on the Treasury Lords, on
His Majesty's special affairs.||Ibid, p. 313.|
|April 8||Money warrant for 1,000l. to Philip Packer for the works at
|April 10||Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to advance 1,000l.
into the Exchequer as loan on the Customs farm rent of
Sept. next.||Out Letters Customs II.
|April 11||Sir G. Downing to the Barons of the Exchequer to attend my
Lords to-morrow instead of to-day by reason His Majesty is
to be at the Parliament this afternoon.||Out Letters General II.
|Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to admit and allow certain
vouchers produced in proof of his account by Sir Thomas Bond.
Comptroller of the Household to the late Queen Mother. in
his accounts of receipts, &c. to Sept. 1 last (being the time of
her decease) and of further receipts from that date to Dec. 31
last, furnished and paid to him upon the engagement of Ralph
Montague, Ambassador to France, and Henry, Earl of St.
Albans, and other the King's Commissioners lately employed
in France: [the said vouchers being for the following items of
allowance. which he craves, viz.] 330l for fees paid on receipt of
moneys: 200l. paid as gratuity to Edward Backwell over and
above the [legal] 6 per cent. interest for a loan of 5,000l. by
said Backwell advanced in France for His Majesty's service:
10l. paid to the Auditor of the said account, and 33l. 3s. 6d.
"for the interest of 1,500l. borrowed for our service of
Monsieur Guilleaume Feburier, but together with the said
interest repaid by the said Sir Thomas Bond and therefore not
charged upon him in this account." Although the vouchers
produced to justify said allowances are not agreeable to the
Court of Exchequer and the said Bond having in consequence
been "charged not only with the sum of 5,000l. which we
ordered to be issued to him by Sir Henry Wood, but with
several sums of money borrowed in France by our said
late Commissioners for our service there . . . . there
appearing to be no warrant from us for the same: and
also that though our Commission under our Great Seal
of England, dated the 27th day of September last, directed
to our said late Commissioners, doth authorise the allowance of such disbursements as are made by the said Sir
Thomas Bond according to their [the said Commissioners']
orders and directions, yet the sums above mentioned to
be craved in the same account amounting to 570l. 3s. 6d.
cannot without our special warrant likewise in that behalf
be allowed . . . . and our further will and pleasure is
that all moneys that shall upon the said accounts appear
to you to have been furnished or borrowed by the said
Sir Thomas Bond by order of our said late Commissioners
for the funeral, family or servants of our said late
mother either in France or here, and wherewith he
chargeth himself in the said accounts and are still remaining unsatisfied, be paid out of such moneys as shall be
received [out] of the revenue of our said late mother, settled
in trustees for the payment of her debts before all other
payments whatsoever, and that upon payment thereof
the securities given for the same be taken up and
cancelled."||Warrants Early XV.
pp. 418A, 421.|
|April 12||Sir G. Downing to the Mayor of Nottingham forwarding two
bonds sealed by John Cooper and desiring him to see same
sealed by Cecil Cooper, brother to said John.||Out Letters General II.
|The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to stay process
against Capt. Henry Brabant, Receiver of the Royal and
Additional Aids for Durham, Northumberland, Berwick and
Newcastle.||Warrants Early XXXIV.
|Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 410l. 3s. 8d.
to the Earl of Sandwich for the Maundy and several
enstalments.||Order Book XXXVII.
|[?]||Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for immediate
extent against John Salkeld, Robert Claxton, Anthony
Tunstall, William Rider, Thomas Sewell and William James,
who were intrusted in the collection of the Hearth revenue
of Northumberland, Newcastle, and town of Durham, late in
farm to William Applegarth, who according to the report of
the late Grand Farmers of the Hearth money of Mar. 4 last
is greatly indebted and in arrear for same.||Warrants Early XXI.
|April 12||Two money warrants, dormant, for the payment of over interest
or reward of 4 per cent. to Isaao Meynell on his loans to the
King (1) on the Hearth money, (2) on the Customs: in
accordance with the privy seal of 1667, Aug. 16.||Warrants Early XVIII.
pp. 323–4; XXI. p. 33.|
|The Treasury Lords to the Customs Farmers informing them of
the warrant of Apr. 12 last for the payment of seven old
tallies amounting in all to 1,630l.||Out Letters Customs II.
|Same to same to advance 135l. into the Exchequer as a loan to
meet the warrant for Mr. Portman.||Ibid, p. 107.|
|April 13||Sir G. Downing to Sir C. Harbord for an accompt of the value
of the manor of Somersham, co Huntingdon.||Out Letters General II.
|Money warrant for 1,200l. to Ralph Montague, Master of the
Horse to the Queen Consort and Ambassador to France, for
12 more weeks ordinary on the 100l. per week ordered him (as
from 1668–9, Jan. 1) by the privy seal of 1668, Dec. 18.
(Treasury order hereon, dated Apr. 19.)||Out Letters Customs II.
p. 108: Order Book
XXXVII. p. 22.|
|Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to advance the abovesaid 1,200l. as a loan into the Exchequer.||Out Letters Customs II.
|Money warrant for 900l. to Arthur, Earl of Essex, Ambassador
Extraordinary to Denmark, for three months to Mar. 22 last
on his 10l. a day, as by the privy seal of Aug. 31 last: it
appearing by a certificate of Sir John Trevor, a Principal
Secretary of State, that said Earl took leave of His Majesty
Sept. 29 last. (Treasury order hereon, dated Apr. 18.)||Ibid, pp. 108–9; Order
Book XXXVII. p. 22.|
|Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to advance said 900l.
into the Exchequer as a loan.||Out Letters Customs II.
|April 14||Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 75l. to Dame
Rebecca Williams.||Order Book XXXVII.
|Same for 2,000l. and 2,000l. to John Colville in repayment of
loan: out of the Customs of Nov., 1670, and Feb. 1670–1.||Ibid, p. 22.|
|Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Viner to attend my Lords to-morrow||Out Letters General II.
|Same to Mr. Williams, Recorder of Chester. Yours of the
4th to hand. My Lords have appointed May 3 next for a
hearing between Mr. Brock and yourself and the other
Justices of the Peace by them complained of, viz. Mr. Tho.
Cooper, Mr. William Ince, and Mr. Richard Taylour. I
enclose a copy of Mr. Brook's petition for your information.||Ibid, p. 253.|
|April 15||Money warrant for 270l. to Sir Peter Wyche, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland, for 90 days' ordinary from
Xmas last. (Treasury order hereon, dated Apr. 18.)||Out Letters Customs II.
p. 110; Order Book
XXXVII. p. 22.|
|Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 50l. to Edward
Walker, Garter Principal King at Arms, for half a year of
his annuity to Easter last.||Out Letters Customs II.
|Royal warrant for a great seal for the Queen Mother's
trustees.||Warrants Early XV.
|Same for a privy seal for remitting to Paul Adams 1,001l.
10s. 6d. as an arrear of his account of Hearth money
for co. Sussex, for a year and a half to Michaelmas
1665. and for 185l. 16s. 0d. as interest on said arrear.
(Privy seal hereon dated May 7.)||Ibid, pp. 427, 436–8.|
|April 15||Money warrant for 200l. to Dr Peter Chamberlain, the King's
first Physician in ordinary: as royal bounty. (Treasury order,
dated April 26. Letter of direction hereon dated May 17.)||Warrants Early XVIII.
p. 315; Order Book
XXXVII. pp. 98, 166.|
|Same for 20l. to Richard earl of Burlington for one year's
creation money to Sept. 29 last.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Treasury warrant to the Receipt for a tally to discharge the
baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Roger Martin, of Long Melford, co. Suffolk.||Ibid, p 316.|
|Treasury order for 200l. to John Jervis for the Court in the
Marches of Wales.||Order Book XXXVII.
|Money warrant for 2,500l. to the Earl of Norwich to be by him
assigned as follows, viz. (1) 1,100l. (with damages for the
forbearance thereof) to Elizabeth Deane (now Tindall) being
so much assigned by George late Earl of Norwich to her (and
accordingly so ordered to be paid to her by privy seal of 1666,
Nov. 30) out of the sum of 14,000l. for which the King became
indebted to said Earl in consideration of said Earl's surrender
of his place of Captain of the Guards, which sum of 14,000l.
was by letters patent of 1661, Sept. 26, to be paid by 2,000l. a
year for seven years, and there being still due and unpaid thereon
7,000l. as appears by Sir R. Long's certificate of Mar. 28 last
(2) Similarly for payment out of same of 780l. also due from
said Earl to Sir Philip Warwick. All on the petition of said
Earl as referred to the Treasury Lords March 1 last.
(Treasury order hereon, dated Apr. 15.)||Ibid, XXII. pp. 28–9, 31;
XVIII. p. 314; XXI.
p 31; Order Book
XXXVII. p. 123.|
|April 15||Same for 190l. to Thomas Tompkins, executor of Giles
Tompkins, deceased, one of His Majesty's music, for the
arrears of his fee of 40l. per an.||Warrants Early XXI.
|Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of
Sir Maurice Eustace praying payment of 7,750l. alleged to be
due to him for principal and interest of the remainder of the
purchase money of Chapelizod in Phœnix Park. It appears
by certificate of the Duke of Ormonde of Mar. 29 last and of
the Earl of Anglesey of same date that your Majesty purchased
the premises for 10,000l. whereof 5,000l. payable at Michaelmas, 1664, by said agreement is not yet paid. Same, with
interest thereon, may be ordered to be paid out of the revenue
of Ireland.||Out Letters Ireland I.
|[April?15]||Sir G. Downing to Sir Robert Williams to send to the Treasury
a statute or recognizance in his custody which was entered into
by John Parry, of co. Carnarvon, formerly a Receiver
employed in collecting public moneys, the said Parry having
died before making his account.||Out Letters General II.
|April 18||Same to Mr. Huntington and Mr. Kingdon to attend the
Treasury this afternoon about the matter in difference between
Sir Samuel Starling and the late Excise Farmers of Suffolk
about imported beer.||Ibid.|
|Same to Mr. Payne and Mr. Hall to attend at his house to-morrow
with the Hearth money papers.||Ibid.|
|Same to Alderman Backwell to speak with him at the Treasury
to-morrow.||Ibid, p. 255.|
|Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to advance as a loan
into the Exchequer 270l. for Sir Peter Wyche.||Out Letters Customs II.
|April 18||Treasury warrant to Auditor Phelips to allow 703l. 2s. 11d. in
the accounts of Sir John Robinson and the rest of the late
Commissioners and Receivers General of the Hearth money in
London, Middlesex Westminster, and Southwark, in part of
their accompt of disbursements by them made in the management of their office in the three half years ended at Michaelmas,
1665, amounting in all to 1,564l. 8s. 5d., on which account (as
appears by the report of Sir G. Downing et al. of Feb. 28 last)
there has been already allowed 861l. 5s. 6d.||Warrants Early XXI
|April 19||Same to Auditor Parsons to take the account of the 1,050l. paid
to Charles Lord St. John. of Basing, for the repair of His
Majesty's house at Lyndhurst.||Out Letters General II.
|Sir G. Downing to Mr. Brewer to deliver to Mr. Sherwin or Mr.
Webb the book of the Hearth money for co. Gloucester,
formerly transmitted to him [Brewer].||Ibid, p. 256.|
|Same to Mr. Champante for the promised accompt about the
business of Barbados.||Ibid, p. 258.|
|Treasury order for 350l. to Mr. Le Gouche for a diamond ring
given to Monsieur le Comte de Maffei, Envoy from the Duke
of Savoy: out of the Customs of May, 1671.||Order Book XXXVII.
|Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay a further 25l. to Edward
Gibson alias Dudley, administrator to Elizabeth Countess
Lewestein, in further part of the order already drawn for 100l.
to said Countess: on which order only 50l. has been paid.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Money warrant for 500l. to the Duke of Buckingham for provision of horses.||Ibid p. 318; Order Book
XXXVII. p. 98.|
|Same for 83l. 6s. 8d. to Aubrey Earl of Oxford, Chief Justice
itinerant of all the forests and chases this side Trent. for half
a year's fees to Lady Day last.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Treasury warrant to Auditor Birch to allow in account to Sir
Samuel Sterling and the rest of the late Farmers of Excise,
co. Norfolk, 400l. as an agreed compensation for beer imported
upon the said farm by Mr. Ireton et al., late Farmers of
Excise of Suffolk: the Grand Commissioners of Excise having
reported in their report of the 14th inst. that it will be safer
for His Majesty to allow the same (at the rate of 9d. per
barrel for 6,581 barrels so imported) than to stand to the
hazard of paying 800l. in case a verdict should go against
His Majesty for the full allowance of 2s. per barrel.||Ibid, XXIV. p. 51.|
|Same to Sir Heneage Finch, Solicitor General, to draw a commission to pass the Great Seal to Charles Fanshaw, Esq., to be
one of the Commissioners for managing the affairs of the
revenue, Ireland, loco Col. Francis Moore, deceased; the
present commissioners therefore to be John Stone, Samuell
Richardson, Richard Bucknall, Thomas Breedon. Edward
Noell, Henry Person, Charles Fanshaw, and Robert Gorges.||Out Letters Ireland I.
pp. 17. 17–18.|
|April 20||Sir G. Downing to the Commissioners for Dean Forest for an
account of the execution of their instructions, under the Act
of Parliament, for increase of timber in said forest.||Warrants Early XXXVII.
|Same to the Solicitor General. For your better information in
drawing the warrant [for the draft Commissions for the
retrospect of the Wine Act] I enclose three commissions, one
for London, the other for Devon, &c., which is the same as
other counties.||Out Letters General II.
|April 20||Treasury order on the Exchequer in General for 1,000l. to
Baptist May for the Privy Purse.||Order Book XXXVII.
|The Treasury Lords to Sir Henry Wood to deliver up to Sir
Thomas Bond, late Comptroller of the Household to the late
Queen Mother, his bond of 10,000l., given by him to cover
contingently the 6,995l. paid by said Wood to Thomas
Overbeck, of London, merchant, for which, and for other sums
received by said Overbeck said Bond was to accompt, and said
Bond having now duly discharged himself thereof.||Warrants Early XLII.
|Same to same to pay to said Bond 5,933l. 6s. 8d. and interest as
below, said Bond having by the direction of Ambassador
Montague, the Earl of St. Albans and other His Majesty's
late Commissioners in France borrowed several sums of money
amounting in all to said 5,937l. 6s. 8d. for the funeral
charges of Her said Majesty and other necessary services
relating to her family, viz. 4,000l. of Monsieur Feburier on
the obligation of said Ambassador Montague, Earl of St.
Albans and said Bond, 483l. 6s. 8d. more of said Feburier on
the obligation of said Montague, and 1,450l. of Madam
Verbecq upon the engagement of her late Majesty's plate to
her: for all which sums there is interest to be paid from
Nov. 5 last: the payment of such sums as above out of the
late Queen's revenues having been warranted by the privy seal
of the 11th inst.||Ibid, pp. 7–8.|
|Appending:—Note of the declaration of accompt on the 19th
inst. of the said Bond as well of moneys remaining on the
foot of his precedent accompt (as late Comptroller of the
Household to the late Queen Mother) as for moneys received
from 1668, Dec. 31, to 1669, Sept. 1, and from 1669, Sept. 1,
to 1669, Dec. 31.|
|Money warrant for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney as royal bounty||Ibid, XVIII. p. 319;
Order Book XXXVII.
|April 21||Sir G. Downing to the King's officers in Yarmouth port enclosing
a list of spices affirmed to my Lords to have been imported
there at the respective times set out. Requires a certificate as
to the fact hereof.||Out Letters General II.
|Same to Mr. Meynell to attend the Treasurer of the Household
on Monday.||Ibid, p. 264.|
|Same to Mr. Francklin, one of the Attorneys in the Exchequer,
to stay process against Col. Anthony Gilby: for which stay
my Lords will sign a warrant to-morrow.||Warrants Early XXXVII.
|Treasury order on the Exchequer in General for 180l. to John
Spicer in repayment of loan.||Order Book XXXVII.
|April 22||Treasury letter of direction on the Treasury order of 1669,
Nov. 15, for 222l. 5s. 9d. to William Levett for the surplusage
on his account.||Ibid, p. 97.|
|Treasury warrant nominating John Heighter and John Lynn to
be clerks, and Edmund Ashpole to be messenger under Richard
Sherwyn and William Web, Agents for Hearth money.||Warrants Early XXXVI.
|The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to stay process
against Anthony Gilby as surety of William Broxholme, late
Receiver of Assessments for co. Lincoln.||Ibid, XXXIV. p. 233.|
|April 22||Treasury warrant to Auditor Parsons to allow in the accounts of
Sir Walter Moyle, late Receiver of Aids for Cornwall, ten
shillings per cent. on 16,000l. for his extraordinary pains in
carrying that sum to Exeter with a guard: further to remit
the 12 per cent. interest charge on all moneys of his receipt
not paid in by him before 1 July, 1668, in regard he has
constantly made good payments to the office at [Great] St.
Helens, and well answered the bills charged on him there.||Warrants Early XXXIV.
|Money warrant for 20l. to the Duke of Monmouth for one year's
creation money as Earl of Doncaster.||Ibid, XVIII. p. 319.|
|Same for 146l. to Sir James Norfolke, Serjeant-at-Arms
attending the House of Commons, on his fee of 3s. a day
for one year to Xmas last and his board wages of 2s. 6d. a
day for two years to same date.||Ibid.|
|Treasury warrant to the Receipt to continue payment of the fees
of 50l. and 30l. per an. to John Field, falconer, said fees
having been suspended by warrant of 1668, Nov. 13, which
suspension is reversed by the order of Council of Oct. 6 last,
importing the continuance of the falconers in the establishment of His Majesty's servants.||Ibid, p. 320.|
|Money warrant [erased] for 34l. 7s. 6d. to Robert Maugridge
(appointed by letters patent under the Great Seal of March 17
last one of His Majesty's drumplayers in ordinary, loco
Jeremy Crewes, deceased, with the fee or wages of 12d. a
day and 16l. 2s. 6d. per an. for livery, to commence from
1665, Sept. 29).||Ibid, p. 322.|
|Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 40l. to the
Duke of Monmouth for one year's creation money.||Out Letters Customs II. p. 111.|
|The Treasury Lords to Mr. Williamson forwarding a warrant
for the Solicitor General to prepare a commission for the
persons to be employed to execute the powers of the former
Act for an imposition on wines and that part of the last
[latest] Act which relates to the Retrospection. "The business requires a present dispatch, therefore wee pray that you
will present it to the King for his signature upon the very
first opportunity and when you have procured the King's
hand we desire you to send it back hither presently by his
messenger who shall stay for it. There are blanckes left for
the names and inclosed we have sent a note of the names of
the persons that wee conceive to bee fitt for it. This is a
business rather of trouble and difficulty than of profitt or
honour and the continuance of them is but till the first of
Oct. next and therefore we presumed to name the persons but
His Majesty may please to alter as hee thinks fitt."||Warrants Early XL.
|Treasury warrant to Sir Henry Wood to pay the Duke of York
5,000l. out of the receipts of the late Queen Mother's jointure.||Ibid, XLII. p. 9.|
|Money warrant for 25,000l. to the Treasurers of the Navy: in
orders to be registered on the sale of fee farms. (Treasury
orders hereon, dated May 4, utinfra, p. 556, under date April 26.)||Ibid, XXVI. p. 1 (reverse).|
|Same for 25,000l. to the same: in orders to be registered on the
Wine Act. (Orders hereon, dated May 4, ut infra, under
date Apr. 26.)||Ibid. p. 1; Order Book
XXXVII. pp. 209–10.|
|April 25||Same for 6,500l. to William Legg for the Ordnance: in orders
to be registered on the Wine Act.||Warrants Early XXVI.
|April 26||Sir G. Downing to Sir Edmond Sawyer to certify the Treasury
Lords as to when the lease now in being to Sir Richard Braham
of the manor of Shaw, co. Berks, determines.||Out Letters General II.
|The Treasury Lords to Sir Tho. Ingram, Chancellor of the
Duchy of Lancaster. We have appointed Sir R. Long, Sir C.
Harbord et al. to speak with the respective Auditors [of the
Exchequer Court] in order to the making up of schedules of
such of His Majesty's rents as are within the late Act
entituled an Act for advancing the sale of fee farm rents.
You are to direct the Auditors of the Duchy of Lancaster to
attend them for this purpose.||Warrants Early XXXIII.
|Same to Sir Rob. Crooke, Clerk of the Pipe, to likewise attend
as above for said purpose.||Ibid, p. 132.|
|Same to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up the bonds of
William Broxholme, late Receiver of Royal and Additional
Aids for the county and city of Lincoln.||Ibid, XXXIV. p. 235.|
|Same to same to stay process against Robert Foley, late Receiver
of Royal and Additional Aids for co. Worcester.||Ibid.|
|Same to the Commissioners of Aids for respectively the county
and city of Chester. We have heard the matter in dispute
between you about the 1,178l. 9s. 11d. arrears of the Royal
and Additional Aids: and considering the poverty of the
city and that the Parliament has thought fit to assess it but at
a twentieth part of the county and as the city alleges that
their Commissioners were not permitted to vote at a meeting
in Jan., 1665–6, for laying the said aids, we therefore
request the county to pay 391l. 9s. 11d. and the city the
remainder of the said arrear, viz. 787l.||Ibid, p. 236.|
|Same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against
Richard Pigott, Perient Trott and Humphry Beane, late
Farmers of Hearth money: on their arrears.||Ibid, XXXVI. p. 158.|
|Treasury orders for 1,500l. 3s. 4d., 1,396l., 1.088l. 6s. 1d., 955l.
10s. 7d. to John Colville in repayment of loan: out of the
Customs of Nov., 1670, to April, 1671. [Compare the
amounts of the orders to the Navy Treasurers, supra p. 545,
under date March 30.]||Order Book XXXVII.
|Treasury letter of direction on a Treasury order of Jan. 26 last
for 100l. to Lady [Sir William] Jenings.||Ibid, p. 97.|
|Money warrant for 25,000l. to the Treasurers of the Navy: in
orders to be registered on the Wine Act. (Treasury orders
hereon, dated May 4, viz. 23 orders for 50,000l. in all, thus
completing this present warrant and the warrant of the 22nd
inst., supra p. 554.)||Warrants Early XXVI.
p. 1; Order Book XXXVII.
XXXVII. pp. 209–10.|
|Same for 15,000l. to same: in orders registered on the sale of
fee farms. (Nineteen Treasury orders hereon of date May 4,
for 40,000l. in all, thus completing the present warrant
and the warrant of April 22, supra, p. 554.)||Ibid, XXXVII. p 1
(reverse); Order Book
XXXVII. p. 161.|
|April 27||Sir G. Downing to Sir Tho. Littleton and Sir D. Gauden to
attend him to-morrow to settle a way how Gauden may be
paid the money for his victualling ordinary monthly on the
Customs.||Out Letters General II.
pp. 267, 268.|
|April 27||Sir G. Downing to the late Farmers of the Hearth money. My
Lords understand that there are divers returns made into your
office of the duty of Hearth money, whereof there appears no
accompt by you given into the King's Remembrancer's office
as ought to be done. My Lords require you with all expedition
to transmit into the said Remembrancer's office all such books.
rolls, or duplicates relating to that revenue as have been
engrossed or made out, and are now remaining in your office
or possession.||Out Letters General II.
|Same to Viscount Fanshaw, the King's Remembrancer, to certify
my Lords what returns have been made into his office by the
respective Clerks of the Peace of the duty of Hearth money
within the respective counties of England and Wales, and for
what years such returns have been made, and what are now
wanting, and from whom.||Ibid.|
|Treasury order for 5 000l., 5,000l. and 4,611l. 2s. 2d. to Sir
Dennis Gawden, in part of 60,833l. 6s. 8d. for sea victuals for
5,000 men: to be in orders registered on the loans on the
Wine Act.||Order Book XXXVII.
|Same for 1,000l. and 1,000l., to the Earl of Oxford, for his
expenses in holding his Justice seale as Justice in Eyre this
side Trent. (Money warrant herefor, Apr. 22.)||Ibid, p. 209: Warrants
Early XL. p. 55.|
|Money warrant for 1,000l. to Col. William Legg. for the fortifications at Sheerness: to be by orders registered on the Wine
Act. (Order hereon. dated May 16.)||Warrants Early XXVI.
p. 5; Order Book
XXXVII. p. 211.|
|Same for 6,000l. to same for the Ordnance: by orders registered
on the Wine Act.||Warrants Early XXVI.
|Same (by virtue of the privy seal of 1663, Oct. 5, directing an
allowance of 20,000l. per an. to the Master of the Great
Wardrobe) for 1,988l. 15s. 6d. to the Earl of Sandwich, in part
of the half year's provision for His Majesty's last summer
progress, according to His Majesty's pleasure signified by the
Duke of Buckingham the 23rd of July last: to be by orders
registered on the Wine Act.||Ibid, p. 6.|
|Treasury letter of direction on an order of Mar. 19 last,
for 2 500l. to Col. W. Legg, for the fortifications of
Sheerness.||Order Book XXXVII.
|Three Treasury orders each for 2,500l. to said Legg for same:
to be registered on the Wine Act. [?In fulfillment of the
money warrants of this day's date ut supra.]||Ibid.|
|Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 20l. to the Earl
of Dorset for one year's creation money.||Out Letters Customs II.
|Same to same to pay 500l. to Charles Lord Buckhurst,
for half a year to Lady Day last as a Gentlemen of the
Bedchamber.||Ibid, p. 112.|
|Money warrant for 1,000l. to Baptist May, for furnishing healing
medals of angel gold, for His Majesty's use in healing.||Warrants Early XXVII.
|April 28||Treasury order [? two orders, one incorrectly dated 1669, April
28, or ?the same order incorrectly entered twice] for 1,000l.
[?each] to Philip Packer for rebuilding the Custom House:
out of the Customs for Sept. 1670.||Order Book XXXVII.
pp. 18. 24.|
|April 29||Treasury warrant (erased, see infra, under dates July 13 and
Aug. 15) to the Attorney General to prepare a lease to
pass the Great Seal of several rents to Sir Hugh Bethell, kt.,
and his assigns as of His Majesty's special grace and favour in
consideration of good services towards the Restoration, for
certain terms, &c., detailed.||Warrants Early XXXVII.
pp. 341–2, 335–7, 340–1.|
|Prefixing:—Particulars of the said rents as follow:—|
|(1) Fee farm of the capital messuage of the manor of
Allerthorpe, co. York, part of the possessions of the preceptor
of Beverley, granted in fee farm to Edmo. Downing and
Roger Paul at a perpetual rent of 7l. 6s. 8d. and the like of
the manor of Allerthorpe itself at the perpetual rent of
14l. 8s. 3½d.|
|(2) The fee farm of lands, &c., in Holme on the Wold, co.
Yorks, being the rent of 8l. 10s. 4d., parcel of the possessions
of the priory of Nunappleton, co. Yorks.|
|(3) Fee farm of lands, &c., in Givendale et alibi, co. Yorks,
parcel of the possessions of the monastry of Watton, then of
John Duke of Northumberland, attainted, and late of
Viscount Fenton and surrendered to King James, said fee
farm rent being 30l. 1s. 10d., and said lands having been
granted by great seal of 30 July, 4 Car. I, to Ralph Wise and
Henry Harryman in fee farm for ever to hold in free and
common socage as of the manor of East Greenwich and not in
capite nor by knight's service.|
|(4) Fee farm of divers lands in South Cave, co. York,
parcel of the late priory of Wilberfoss, said fee farm being
9l. 11s. 8d. per an., but 59 shillings thereof being granted
away to the Duke of Albemarle.|
|(5) Fee farm of lands in Catton, co. Yorks, part of the late
priory of Wilberfoss; said fee farm being 2l. 12s. 8d. per an.
but out of which there is yearly paid to the Earl of
Northumberland a rent resolute of 20 pence.|
|(6) The rent of tenements in Stamford Bridge and Nowton,
co. Yorks, part of said priory of Wilberfoss.|
|(7) Fee farm of the domain or manor of Rise, co. Yorks,
parcel of the domain of Sheriff Hutton. formerly parcel of
the possession of the late Duchy of York: said fee farm
being 79l. 10s. 8d. per an., and to be granted for two lives
from the death of George Kirk.|
|(8) (Erased) reserved rent of divers fee farm rents of
various manors and parcels of the domain of Sheriff Hutton
and the fee farm of the manor of Ottringham and Ottringham
Marsh, co. Yorks, being in all of the value of 24l. 5s. 0d. per an.|
|Followed by:—Report by the Surveyor General of Crown lands
on said particulars and ratal of same.|
|Treasury warrant to the six Auditors of the Exchequer Court
[that of Wales being excepted in the Act] and the Clerk of
the Pipe, to make out particulars of all rents and tenths above
the value of 40s. per an. by such words as will be sufficient to
pass them to the Trustees to be nominated [for the sale of
fee farm rents] before the end of this Easter term, including
such rents of lands as were parcels of manors yet in charge
and are now granted in fee farm: and of those that are in
lease and enjoyed by Coldstreamers or others of that nature,
certifying the interests and claims of those persons: and of
such as were in jointure to the late Queen Mother: and of
such as are in jointure to the Queen that now is: and
of such rents as stand in charge as farm rents which
the Auditor or Clerk of the Pipe think to be fee farms, though
the grants be not enrolled before them; certifying the same
upon the particulars: and also within a fortnight after the
end of the next term to make out particulars of all other
rents in charge before them, certifying unto the Treasury
Lords in the meantime what rents resolute and other perpetual
payments are charged upon each county, to the end such of
the said rents may be set apart for the payment thereof as
shall be meet. (The rents of the Honor of Windsor are not
to be [set] out). And the said Auditors are further to certify
what rents, parcel of the 10,000l. per an. lately granted in
mortgage for securities of [loan] moneys, are not grantable by
virtue of the Act, that they may be expected out of the new
grant thereof.||Ibid, pp. 337–9.|
|Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from Sir C. Harbord, Sir R.
Long, and Mr. Ri. Sherwyn, dated 1670, April 23. We have
conferred with the Auditors of the Exchequer about the speedy
making out of particulars for sale of the fee farm rents and
other rents in charge before them, and it is humbly proposed:—|
|(1) That the rents lately passed to make up a value of
10,000l. per an. for security of moneys [lent on the security
of the Crown lands] may be surrendered and regranted under
the same words as now they are, whereby they will be made
more saleable and valuable for His Majesty's benefit.|
|(2) That particulars may be made out of such other rents
and Tenths as are paid to the Receivers above the value of
40s. per an. by such words as will be sufficient to pass them
to the Trustees before the end of this Easter term: and will
contain above half the rents intended to be sold.|
|(3) And the residue of them may be prepared and made
out for another book within a fortnight after the next term,
before which time the Treasury Lords may be certainly
informed what rents are fit to be reserved and set apart for
the payment of rents resolute and other perpetual payments charged upon each county.|
|(4) If the purchasers shall desire to have all the lands
whereon the said rents are charged mentioned in their conveyances they may have new particulars made out for that purpose,
whereby the Trustees may pass the same accordingly.|
|(5) There being divers rents standing in charge before the
said Auditors as farm rents upon demiseable lands which they
believe are passed in fee farm, but the grants not enrolled, the
Auditors pray your Lordships' directions how they shall be
certified upon the particulars; but we think there are not
many such cases, and when any such shall appear your Lordships will advise what directions to give therein.|
|(6) And there being divers fee farm rents reserved for lands,
parcels of manors (yet in charge), granted in fee farm, the
Auditors pray your Lordships' directions whether they shall
make out particulars of those rents, the manors being excepted
in the Act. But we conceive that those fee farm rents, being
for ever severed from manors, they may be sold by the Act,
and therefore particulars are to be made out of all such as
well as of any others.|
|(7) And the Auditors pray your Lordships' directions
touching the fee farm rents granted to Coldstreamers (some
during His Majesty's pleasure and others until His Majesty
gives them other satisfaction), whether the particulars of those
rents shall be made out, and they pray your Lordships'
directions touching the fee farm rents in the late Queen
Mother's jointure, and whether such rents as are granted to
particular persons under the Great Seal of England for 21
years or more shall be sold in reversion of the present terms
and particulars made out for that purpose.|
|April 29||The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Canbery concerning the
arrears of the 12s. 8d. per an., which is certified by James
Haughton, auditor [for said Earl's accounts] as due to widow
Elizabeth Olliver, for attending the Chambers of the Judges
and Council in the Principality and Marches of Wales as their
laundress and keeper of His Majesty's plate, linen, and
bedding at Ludlow Castle, her services herein being certified
by Judges Timothy Turner and Robert Millward. Pay the
poor woman out of the contingents allowed on your establishment by the privy seal for 1668, Nov. 20.||Warrants Early XXXIII.
|Same to the Solicitor General to prepare a warrant, authorising
the Trustees of the Fee Farm rents lately appointed for
borrowing money upon, to surrender the grants thereof. Also
to prepare the surrender to be by them made thereof accordingly whereby all those rents may be vested in the King, as
they were before that grant was made.||Ibid, XXXVII. p. 339.|
|Treasury order for 200l. to the Earl of Carbery, on his allowance of 400l. per an. for stables.||Order Book XXXVII.
|Money warrant for 1,120l. to William Young, keeper of Hampton
Court House and Park, as imprest for repair of the lodges and
wall: in orders to be registered on the Wine Act. (Order
hereon, dated May 6.)||Warrants Early XXVI.
p. 1; Order Book
XXXVII. p. 211.|
|Same for 8,000l. to Philip Packer, for one year on the ordinary
for the Works from Lady day last. (Various Treasury orders
hereon on various funds dated May 16.)||Warrants Early XXII. pp.
8, 70; Order Book
XXXVII. pp. 379, 457,
|Same for 50l. to Thomas Bishop, butcher, for butcher's meat
delivered to His late Majesty, in part of 795l. 6s. 10d.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Treasury countersignature of a royal warrant of the 7th inst., for
the export of 12 horses for the service of Ralph Montague
ambassador in France.||Out Letters Customs I.