Minute Book: May 1662

Pages 334-335

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

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May 1662

May 3. The Duke of Albermarle's warrant, read and entered, for Sir William Flower, Lieut. Col. of the regiment of Guards now to be raised and sent into Ireland and the rest of the officers of said regiment to transport for Ireland 50 horses. Order for the observance hereof. [Ibid. X. p. 77.]
Petition from Major Richard Dutton fro the place of Comptroller of Customs, Cardiff port, held by John Byrd, a notorious enemy against the King. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 76.]
May 7. Petition from Richard Ward, Thomas Fownes, and William Dickinson, Surveyors of Customs, and James Nuthall, commander of a customs smack, for payment of their costs in prosecuting a seizure of potashes. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 78.]
May 10. Petition from Thomas Gorstellow (Gorstlow), Receiver of the free and voluntary present in Northamptonshire, for the Exchequer to take from him 97l. 7s. 0d. of the usurper's coin received by him before March 1 last. Ordered: the Tellers of the Exchequer to receive same. [Ibid. III. p. 286.]
May 15. Petition from Peter Harvy, merchant, for an abatement on claret wines imported from Barcelona in the ship "Batchelor," Capt. Anthony Everett master. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. X. p. 80.]
May 20. Petition from Robert Dixon, William Hutchinson, Robert Coldcoll, John Skeffling and George Hodgson, mariners, for discharge of a seizure of a parcel of oil. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 81.]
Same from Lewis Tayte, of London, merchant, for an abatement of custom on sugars damaged. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
May 22. Petition from Robert Edwards for the place of a surveyor over the landwaiters in London port. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "I have a particular regard to the merit of the petitioner and I recommend him soe to the Commissioners of His Majesties Customes as they may make some provision in this or some other employment where the petitioner is most capable to serve His Majesty: for where it suits not with His Majesties service I recommend noe man, for that were to impose and His Majesty to be disserved upon pretence that I was observed in what I directed; which extends beyond my meaning in any such case; nor would I have my owne or any other person's recomendation have such an influence. But the petitioner appearing to me very capable to serve His Majesty and I having formerly recomended his pretence, doe now call for an accompt of that recomendation and whether there be any cause obstructs the same, which if reasonable I shall admitt; or if not I pray the Commissioners to take the first opportunity to gratifie him." [Early Entry Book X. p. 83.]
May 25. Petition from Francis Mansell, Customer inwards of Southampton port, for leave to surrender his place to Robert Andrews. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid.]
May 26. Memorial from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise on the case of Humphry Mackworth, late farmer of Excise of Lancashire, and William Oakes, his agent, who was also joined with him in commission for collecting the Excise of said county. Said Oakes produced a bill given by Edward Robinson, sometime a major under Lambert, who by several orders under the hand of said Lambert took 250l. of the said farmer for paying the said Robinson's troop. Said Robinson being summoned pleads the Act of Indemnity and produces Lambert's orders and his own muster rolls, but offers 80l. as a composition. Propose to accept this and to allow Mackworth the said 250l. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. XI. pp. 114–6.]