Charles 11 – Signed Royal Warrant/Document / & countersigned Danby. 1675.
A 12 ½ inch by 9 inch document Signed at the top by Charles II and counter signed by Lord Danby in 1675, in which a Mary Botts the Executrix of Sir John Webster, was re-imbursed as a Gift from the KIng a sum of £50 to defray the funeral expenses of Sir John Webster, Bt (died 1675).
Originally from Kirby in Norfolk, the London merchant John Webster was living in Amsterdam by 1644. He also spent time at The Hague where he acted as commissary for the Russian Tsar.
The exiled Charles II made various appeals to him for money and, after the Restoration, created him a baronet on 31 May 1660.
He died in London and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
The Danby Ministry was the name of the governmental body led by The Earl of Danby during the reign of Charles II. It was the successor of the Cabal Ministry which fell from power when the Catholicism of some members became a problem for parliament. As a consequence of this issue, the Danby ministry was traditionally associated with an Anglican policy in the Church of England and a pro-Dutch foreign policy.
In 1675, Lord Danby was Lord High Treasurer.