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December 1679, 22-31

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'Entry Book: December 1679, 22-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 6: 1679-1680 (1913), pp. 317-323. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83514 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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December 1679

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Dec. 22.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 750l. to Sir Edward Griffin on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber; to be by him paid over to the Yeomen of the Guard. Money Book, p. 309
Money warrant for 66l. 13s. 4d. each to Thomas Done and Brooke Bridges for one year to September 29 last on their fee as Auditors of Imprests. Ibid, pp. 301–2.
Same for 20l. to Sir Thomas Hanmer for half a year to September 29 last as a King's Counsel. Ibid, p. 302.
Dec. 22.Money warrant for 25l. each to Mris. Mary Nevill and Mris. Sophia Nevill for half a year to June 24 last on their annuities or pensions of 50l. per an. each. Money orders dated 1679–50. January 3. hereon.) Money Book, p. 303. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 59.
Same for 250l. to Frances, Countess of Portland. for last Christmas quarter on her pension. Money Book, p. 304.
Same for 30l. to Ursula Elliot for half a year to September 29 last on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Anne, Countess Dowager of Newburgh for 1678. Christmas quarter, on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard, relict of Thomas, Lord Howard of Eserick. for last June 24 quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 305.
Same for 75l. to Mris. Honora Harding for a quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Dame Ruth Trevor (Trevors) for 1676, June 24 quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Justina Vandyke, now Lady Stepney, for 1674. June 24 quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 306.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Isabella Boynton. widow. for 1677, Christmas quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 10l. to Robert Bertie for 1679. June 24 quarter on the annuity or pension of 40l. per an. to him during the life of Mris. Mary Cock. Ibid, p. 307.
Same for 125l. to Charles, Earl of Nottingham for 1674. Christmas quarter on his annuity as by the privy seal of 1661–2, February 22. (Money order dated 1679–80. January 10, hereon.) Ibid, p. 307. Out Letters (General), p. 60.
Same for 50l. to William. Earl of Marlborough for half a year to 1679. Christmas. on his pension. Money Book, p. 307.
Same for 50l. to Francis Mansell, Esq., for last Christmas on his pension. Ibid, p. 311.
Same for 20l. to Sir George Jefferyes for half a year to 1679. Christmas. on his fee as a King's Counsel. Ibid, p. 312.
Same for 50l. to John Dryden for 1678. June 24 quarter on his pension of 200l. per an. as Poet Laureat and 25l. for 1675. Lady day quarter on his additional annuity of 100l. (Money order dated 1679–80. January 7. for said 25l.) Ibid, p. 312. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 59.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords (as by the order of reference of the 15th inst.) on the petition of Sir William Temple praying for a privy seal for 6,95oz. of plate (delivered to him on his late embassy, amounting at the usual rate of 3s. 6d. the oz. to 1,913l. 17s. 0d.) to be allowed him in satisfaction of so much of 2,040l. due to him upon his ordinary in his first embassy in Holland. The said 2,040l. is due to petitioner, viz., 920l. upon an order dated 1670. November 26, and 1,120l. upon an order dated 1671, November 14, both which orders are comprehended under the general stop of payments in the Exchequer "which we cannot but represent to your Majesty as we have already done upon other occasions because of the inconvenience which may accrue to your Majesty's affairs by giving occasion to others to desire like payments which your Majesty at present is not in a condition to comply with." There is also due to petitioner 1,994l. 15s. 0d. for extraordinaries on his last embassy at the Hague and Nimuegen from 1678, May 24, to 1679, May 24. Whether your Majesty dispose of the plate towards satisfaction of the said orders for 2,040l. or for these late extraordinaries is submitted. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 124.
Dec. 22.Henry Guy to Auditor Done to keep Mr. Kingdon's 15,000l. tallies in your hands till further direction from the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (General), p. 327.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 3,988l. 10s. 0d. which the Excise Commissioners are directed to pay into the Exchequer forthwith, viz.:— Ibid.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Griffin for the Yeomen of the Guard 750 0 0
to Sir Geo. Wharton for Guernsey 678 10 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for men of the Assistance 700 0 0
more [to same] for setting forth the Leopard and Foresight 650 0 0
to Sir Fran. Chaplain for interest: "you have his warrant already" 210 0 0
to Sir Tho. Beckford 1,000 0 0
Treasury reference to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Dr. Richard Humfrey, one of the King's Physicians (as by the favourable reference from the King dated the 15th inst. "in consideration of the loyalty and sufferings of the petitioner and his family"). Petitioner prays (never having asked any favour before) a grant for 51 years at a small rent of certain waste lands belonging to the King within the town and county of Poole, being of no value and profit to the King, with the quays and wharves if any be built thereon. Ibid, p. 328.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners immediately on receipt to pay to Nicholas Johnson, Esq. (in satisfaction of unsatisfied tallies on the Excise now in his hands) the 15,000l. which the Excise Farmers are directed to pay to you to complete the 50,000l. instalment of Excise. Ibid, p. 328b.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to finish the account of the small branches [of the revenue] and to send to the Treasury Lords a certificate of the whole sum registered on the last disbanding Act whereby they may see how far that Act is overcharged so soon as they meet again after the holy days are over. Ibid, p. 329.
Same to Sir Geo Wharton (and the like to the Commissioners of the Ordnance) to apply to fortifications in the Isle of Guernsey the 678l. 10s. 0d. ordered to be issued to you at the Receipt. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin to apply the 750l. (which you are now to receive at the Exchequer) to satisfy a quarter's wages to the Yeomen of the Guard of his Majesty's body, the officers excluded. Ibid.
Dec. 24.Treasury warrant to George Dashwood and partners, Farmers of Excise, to pay 15,000l. to the Excise Commissioners in part of the 50,000l. instalment of their advance money payable before the 25th inst. Money Book, p. 303.
Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for 1678, Christmas quarter on his pension. Ibid, p. 306.
Same for 60l. to Ann Golding, widow, for half a year to June 24 last on her pension. Ibid, p. 308.
Same for 50l. to Rebecca, daughter of William, late Lord Chandos, for last September 29 quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 678l. 10s. 0d. to Sir George Wharton upon any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Paymaster of the Ordnance: to be employed for his Majesty's service in the Isle of Guernsey. Ibid, p. 309.
The like for 650l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy: being intended to be employed for fitting out the Leopard and Foresight. Ibid, pp. 310, 311.
The like for 1,000l. to same to be by him paid over to Sir Thomas Beckforde, slopseller [to the Navy] for slops for the Navy. Ibid, p. 311.
Money warrant for 250l. to George Dunstane, Esq., for 1678, September 29 quarter on his pension. Ibid, p. 309.
Same (entered in duplicate) for 25l. to Nicholas Estoll for half a year to September 29 last on his pension for discovering a plot against the King's person and other treacherous designs. (Money order dated January 10 hereon. This order states the half year as ended March 25 last. Possibly the first of the two money warrants should be dated for this earlier half year.) Ibid, pp. 310, 312. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 61.
Same for 20l. to Lodowicke Bray for half a year to 1678, September 29 on his pension. Money Book, p. 310.
Same for 500l. each to the Earl of Southampton, Duke of Grafton and Earl of Northumberland in part of 1679, Lady day quarter on their pensions of 3,000l. per an. each. Ibid, p. 316.
Privy seal for payment of 600l. to Mr. Richard Kent, without account same remaining unpaid of the 1,000l. which he advanced to Danl. Collingwood, Esq., by order of the King, signified by the late Treasurer Danby: Kent having been already repaid 400l. in part thereof. (Royal warrant dated December 18 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book, pp. 177, 336.
Same to constitute and appoint Sir Richard Mason (one of the Clerks Comptrollers of the Household), Bartholomew Fillingham and John Ramsey to be Agents for Taxes (for holding intelligence and corresponding with the Receivers General of Aids, Supplies and Assessments in England and Wales, to receive from them accounts of their several actings and proceedings, to take notice of their payments and the return of their moneys, that same may not be detained in their or any other hands, and to quicken the payments thereof into the Exchequer by returns of bills or otherwise, etc.): they having been so employed since 1676, Christmas, and having acted therein much to the King's benefit and advantage and with much less expense than the same has been formerly performed. And as they have not as yet received any manner of entertainment or allowance for themselves, clerks, messengers, office rent and incidents, they are by this privy seal to receive 200l. per an. each and John Lynn, their clerk, is to receive 60l. per an. and such sums for their messenger, office rent and incidents as shall appear by their bills of disbursement when allowed by the Treasury Lords: all to be accounted as from 1676, Christmas; the first payment to be made for three years to Christmas, 1679, and thenceforward quarterly. (Royal warrant dated December 16 to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare said privy seal.) Ibid, pp. 167–9, 184–6.
Dec. 24.Treasury warrant to Sir Peter Killegrew, Kt. and John Tregeagle, Receiver[s] of the Duchy of Cornwall, to pay from time to time for 5 years to Anne, Countess Dowager of Bristol, the compositions for increased rents or renewals, etc., in the said Duchy as by the privy seal of the 20th inst, ut supra, p. 312, deducting the 200l. per an. for same. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 125.
Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Navy, to apply to the setting forth the Leopard and Foresight to sea the 650l. ordered to be issued to you. Out Letters (General), p. 329.
Dec. 26.Money warrant for 20l. to Sir James Butler for half a year to the 25th inst. as a King's Counsel. Money Book, p. 302.
Dec. 31.Privy seal for the discharge of the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from William Stapleton, Captain General and Governor of the Leeward Islands. (Treasury warrant dated 1679–80, February 5, hereon accordingly to the Receipt.) King's Warrant Book, pp. 208–9. Money Book, p. 336.
Same for 20s. a day to John Robinson, Secretary to Sir Edward Wood, Kt., late Envoy Extraordinary to Sweden, the King having directed said Wood that when he came from Stockholm he should leave his secretary to remain there till the arrival of said Wood's successor: said payment to date from August 1 last and to continue till the arrival at Stockholm of Philip Warwick, whom the King has appointed Envoy Extraordinary to that Court. King's Warrant Book, pp. 212–3.
Same for 759l. to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to be by him paid over to Henry Webb, John Rashleigh, Tho. Dipford and Sir Edward Hungerford for the conveyance of their estates and inheritances as follows, being lands taken in to the citadel of Plymouth in or about 1666, viz., one parcel bounded by the lands then of Sir Edward Hungerford on the West, the Beacon haw on the South, the almshouses of Plymouth on the East and the old Mill Lane on the North; containing 1 acre 2 perches with a house, cellar and garden at the end thereof in lease to Henry Webb for three lives, the inheritance thereof belonging to John Rashleigh; one other parcel of land bounded by the lands of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter on the West, the Beacon haw on the South. John Rashleigh's land on the East and the old Mill Lane on the North, containing 4 acres 3 roods 10 perches, in which Tho. Dipford has an estate for one life, the inheritance thereof belonging to Sir Edward Hungerford: the said Webb's estate being valued at 117l. and said John Rashleigh's inheritance therein at 63l., said Dipford's estate at 112l., and said Hungerford's inheritance at 168l. all which parcels of ground have for thirteen years past been in the possession of the Crown, during which time said Webb and Dipford have paid or been liable to their rents: wherefore there is allowed (in addition to said valuation) 117l. to Webb for 9l. per an. rent from 1666, and 182l. to Dipford for mesne profits at 14l. per an. for same time: making in all said 759l. Sufficient assignments and conveyances to be made of said properties and to be enrolled before the King's Remembrancer and the Auditor for co. Devon. (Royal warrant dated December 16 to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare said privy seal.) Ibid, pp. 169–71, 247–8, 249.
Dec. 31.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners (on a favourable reference from the King dated the 6th inst.) of Joshua Wright's petition. Petitioner's father, Erasmus Wright, of Bristol, merchant, was slain by a great shot in 1643, when Prince Rupert was besieging the city while he was giving the Prince an account of the strength of the rebels in said city: in 1677 petitioner was taken by two Algerine men-of-war in sight of Scilly and lost all goods on board: in 1678. July, he obtained a reference to Treasurer Danby for a landwaiter's place. London port, but had no effect thereof. Prays such employment. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 155–6.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords (as by the orders of reference of September 25 last and December 6 inst.) on two petitions from Henry, Earl of Clarendon. The former petition prays a grant of the reversion in fee of the manors of Patrington, Terrington and West Walton in Norfolk and Yorks (now in lease for long terms) and the abbey of Reading, and some gardens and lands in co. Berks (in lease to Sir Tho. Clarges for 35 years to come), with some tenements reserved to your Majesty and an old ruinous barn and two decayed stables belonging to the said abbey, and divers lands, meadows and fishings near Reading [all] which were granted to Lord Holles et al. in trust for the Queen Consort in part of her jointure. From a report of the 28th November last to us from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands it appears that the manors of Patrington and Terrington were in March last to be granted to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie and Charles Osborne, in trust for a provision to Charles, Earl of Plymouth, upon his marriage with Lady Bridget Osborne and their children, and the petitioner supposing a grant thereof may be passed accordingly desired that no estimate might be presented of these manors. The valuation of the remainder (after deduction for the Queen Consort's possibility of renewing leases) is 2,718l. 12s. 6d. The second petition prays a reversionary lease of the manors of Northsted and Holme Cultram and some houses and farms in the forest of Braydon, Wilts, Cumberland and Yorks (all in the Queen Consort's jointure as above as in lieu of said manors of Patrington and Terrington, which last are of much greater value than the remainder of the premises prayed for in the first petition. The Surveyor General's report of the 15th inst. hereon values such an estate at 7,781l. 6s. 7d. "considering the present state of your Majesty's revenue we humbly advise your Majesty in these great streights you are in not to make any new grants of the revenue of your Crown in such manner as is desired in the petition." Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 126–7.
Dec. 31.Treasury reference to the Auditor of the Receipt, of the draft of a privy seal for the payment to John Roettiers and Phillip Roettiers of 450l. per an. with all arrears accrued thereon by virtue of the great seal of 1669, July 3, appointing John, Joseph and Phillip Roettiers, gravers of the Mint (to engrave the design and effigies of our coinage for all sorts of coins together with all medals of all sorts and medals representing both our own and our dear consort's effigies as also all other coined pieces that may convey to posterity any mark or character of prosperous or worthy successes, accidents or great actions) with the said yearly sum of 450l.: all notwithstanding the fact that the said Joseph Roetiers has lately deserted the King's service and withdrawn himself beyond seas: the said John and Phillip having effectually performed the said service so that the King's service is not like to suffer inconvenience by reason of said Joseph's absence. Out Letters (General), pp. 331–2.