Minute Book: September 1661

Pages 158-161

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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September 1661

Sept. 7. Petition from Elizabeth Leeds to be continued tenant of certain shops in Beverley, co. York. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 35.]
Sept. 9. The royal warrant to the Customs Commissioners, read and entered, to cause the four ships called the "Sampson," Hans Royer, master; the "Hector," Andrew Rand, master; the "Agreement," John Rand, master, and the "Lewis," Anthony Maynard, master (all freighted at Brazil and by contract to unlade at Lisbon, but by accident driven on the English coast), to be unladen here and the goods sold and disposed on on due payment of customs both English and Portuguese, said warrant being made forth at the instance of Mr. Augustin Coronel, Agent for the King of Portugal. Ordered: that the Customs Commissioners pursue His Majesty's directions herein. [Ibid. IX. p. 85.]
Petition from Francis Finch, for a reversionary lease of certain messuages and tenements near the Tower and Tower Ditch, formerly granted to Henry Timberlake. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. VII. p. 40.]
Same from Sir John Robinson, Lieut. of the Tower, for a lease of certain tenements and a wharf with the wharfage thereto belonging and certain waste grounds in the liberties of the Tower, as granted by King James to Sir Roger Ashton. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same (on reference from the King of the 30th ult.) from Sir Lawrence Smith for grant of a small house built by John Hayes in the late usurper's time in Woodford Walk in Waltham Forest. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Sir Edward Nicholas, one of the Principal Secretaries of State (on reference from the King of the 23rd ult.) for a lease of all the grounds known by the name of the Great Park of Windsor, together with such hay as by custom hath used to be allowed, and delivered out of Egham and Thorpe meadows to the Ranger or Chief Keeper of said Park for sustenance of the deer: with a clause that whensoever His Majesty shall think fit to store the same again with deer petitioner shall resign such his lease and have only the custody and herbage thereof: all as granted to petitioner by the late King. Referred: to the Surveyor General, who is to follow the directions in the king's reference hereupon, namely to treat with petitioner for a lease for 31 years on condition of the insertion of the above mentioned clause, it appearing that this park is fitter to be kept in a way of farm as it is than reduced into a park. [Ibid. p. 41.]
Sept. 10. Petition from Richard Sharpe (who was the sole instrument of one discovery which occasioned the bringing to His Majesty the great Onyx stone which was Queen Elizabeth's) praying a grant of a small discovery of traitors' estate, being a purchase by Thomas Pride and Thomas Pordy in East Smithfield, over against the said Pride's brewhouse. Ordered: to address himself to the Commissioners of the Duke of York. [Early Entry Book VII. p. 47.]
Sept. 11. Petition from John Price for a discharge of 39 cases of strong waters and ten quarters of malt seized. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. IX. pp. 87, 90.]
Same from William Newberry for same of a small parcel of bever skins. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 90.]
Same from John Blackhead for same of a parcel of stockings. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Thomas Greene (on reference from the King of the 21st ult.) for a lease of the manor and demesnes of Ryme Intrinsica, co. Dorset. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. VII. p. 47.]
Sept. 14. Petition from Margaret Ogle, widow (on reference from the King of August 21 last), for a grant of a small colliery ten miles wide of Newcastle, called Bebside and Cowpen Colliery, belonging to the King, and lain waste these 48 years. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 50.]
Same from Daniell O'Neale, Groom of the Bedchamber (on reference from the King of the 9th inst.), for a grant of the manor of Blundeston, alias Blunston and Fritton in the Isle of Lavingland, co. Suffolk, purchased in 1652 by William Heveningham, one of the traitors. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from William Curtis for discharge of a seizure of a small parcel of bezoar stones. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. IX. p. 87.]
Sept. 21. Petition from Robert Beck, shipmaster, on behalf of Joan Colcherd, spinster, for extension of lease of lands in Bradninch, co. Devon. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. VII. p. 63.]
Same from John Young praying to be admitted to make an entry of a certain parcel of train oil. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. IX. p. 90.]
An order of the Barons of the Exchequer of Feb. 13 last, read and entered, made in a cause upon an information exhibited by Thomas Newy, gent, concerning cinnamon and cochineal of African growth, imported in the "King David," said ship not being an English ship, but the goods claimed by Arthur Betsworth: said order referring same to the Lord Treasurer. With Treasurer Southampton's minute hereupon. "I appoint to heare this business on Thursday next at tenn of the clock in the forenoone at my howse." [Ibid. p. 91.]
Petition from Sir Henry Chichesley, Kt., Col. Richard Lee, et al., for discharge of a parcel of malt seized, and for permission to ship same, they making it appear to be really for the use of the English plantation in Virginia. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Early Entry Book IX. p. 91.]
Petition from William Prickman for a discharge of 60 lb. of silk seized. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Sept. 27. Letter from the Duke of Albermarle, read and entered, desiring that in regard Major General Morgan has received 5,000l. in Scotland, which he will apply for payment of the forces there, and charged bills upon Receiver General Baynes for the same, all assistance may be afforded said Baynes for the speedy payment of said sum. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "I have caused tallies to be struck for this 5,000l. on the Commissioners of Excise, whom I pray not to fail (because I have undertaken the same) to make payment of the whole sum within 28 days: and in the meantime to furnish Receiver General Baynes with any particular sums which they can furnish and he hath necessary occasion of." [Ibid. XIV. p. 243.]
Same from Mr. Coronel, the Portuguese Resident, of the 24th inst., dated from his house in London, read and entered, praying a free pass for three chests arrived from Leghorn containing several utensils of crystal for the Queen's private chapel "as is menconed in a paper that I left on Saturday last at your Lordship's house in the hands of Sir William St. Ravy." Ordered: the Customs Commissioners to consider hereof and of the said bill of particulars. [Ibid. IX. p. 92–3.]
Petition from Andrew Newport and Richard Dutton (on reference from the King of the 13th inst.). Set forth that in the late licentious times total destruction has been made of His Majesty's deer in the forest of Delamere, co. Chester, and His Majesty's right invaded by several inclosures of the aforesaid forest lands, and the country damaged by the multiplicity of cottages erected there. Therefore pray power to make inquisition after such encroachments upon the forest, and a grant of liberty to enclose 3,000 acres in the forest and become tenants thereof. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. VII. p. 71.]
Sept. 30. Petition from Alexander [sic] Depp for discharge of a parcel of lace seized. Order to the Customs officer to delivers same to the poor woman [sic] for her former good affections to the King. [Ibid. X. p. 13.]
Same from Lady Elizabeth Willoughby, one of the ladies of the Queen's Privy Chamber, for a grant of the fines and arrears of Excise ungathered in South Wales during Oliver's time: all in respect of her great services and sufferings. Referred: to the Commissioners of Excise to certify "what these fines were, which I conceive to be penaltyes upon non observers of rules about Excise, and conjecturally estimate what they may amount unto: for His Majesty hath positively declared that of all debts of this nature he will not grant the whole but proporcon some part to such as petitioning him therein he finds capable, of his bounty." [Ibid. VII. p. 72.]
Same from Ann Wilkinson, widow of Captain Anthony Wilkinson, late one of the Sub-Commissioners of Excise, co. Lincoln, for his
said place to be given to her brother Charles Martin. Referred: to the Commissioners of Excise. [Early Entry Book VII. p. 73.]
Petition from Sir William Warren, Kt., Vincent Delabarr and John Shorter, merchants, for discharge of the ship "Joseph," of London, seized under the Navigation Act. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. IX. p. 95.]
[?] A note, read and entered, of the transactions between some officers of the Customs and one Anthony Sherman, a merchant, in regard of the stop of a hoy coming from Hamburg, conceived to be a Dutch vessel, and laden with pot ashes, and therefore in both respects seizable under the Navigation Act. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "If this ship be Dutch built or these pott ashes of the Russia manufacture I conceive an informacon must be put in against this merchant." [Ibid. pp. 101–2.]