Minute Book: February 1664

Pages 569-570

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

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February 1664

Feb. 3. The petition from the Merchant Adventurers Company of the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, read and entered "showing that the petitioners being informed that the Company of Merchant Adventurers of London had procured and sent downe some order under the Lord Treasurer's hand and seale prohibiting the officers of the Custom House there to suffer any clothes, kersyes or other English woollen commodities to be shipt from thence unles the same be signed by such officers as the Merchant Adventurers Company of London should appoint," did some time since represent to the Lord Treasurer that there were several matters of difference depending before the Privy Council between the said two companies, and which are to be heard on the 17th prox.: on which the Lord Treasurer was willing to supersede his abovesaid order. Since that time, however, petitioners have been served on the 20th inst. with an order of the said Lord Treasurer to the purpose aforesaid bearing date 1663, April [28], which was till now concealed; whereupon advantage is taken to obstruct petitioners' trade beyond the seas. Pray that the said warrant of April 28 last may therefore be superseded. Followed by Treasurer Southampton's minute. "The case being in controversy betwixt the Merchant Adventurers of London and those of Newcastle, and the determination thereof lying before the Lords of His Majesties most Honble. Privy Councill (which I was not informed of at the granting my last warrant), untill their Lordships have declared their judgments upon the point in controversie" [I suspend the said order.]. [Early Entry Book X. pp. 247–8.]
Feb. 4. The memorial of the 29th ult. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, concerning the petition of James Richant and Mathew Coppinger, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Midd., and proposing to allow them 154l. towards their extraordinaries of 229l. 10s. 0d. on clearing their accounts from 1662, June 24, to 1662, Nov. 8. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XII. p. 82.]
Same of the 28th ult. from same, read and entered, proposing to similarly allow to Gifford Bale and his partners, late Sub-Commissioners for Excise in co. Midd., 307l. towards their extras of 461l. 10s. 0d. on their accounts from 1661, June 24, to 1662, June 24. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid.]
Same of same date from same, read and entered, similarly proposing to allow to Mathew Child and his partners, sometime Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Midd., 60l. towards their extraordinaries of 86l. 10s. 0d. on their accounts for one quarter ending 1661, March 25. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 83.]
Same of same date from same, read and entered, similarly proposing to allow to Charles Kiftell and Robert Bartlett, sometime Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Surrey, 120l. towards their extraordinaries of 153l. 6s. 8d. on their accounts for one quarter to 1661, March 25. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid.]
Feb. 12: The memorial of Dec. 15 last from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow to John Millicent and his partners, Farmers of Excise of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, 154l. 10s. 0d. for the brewings of Trinity College and Magdalen College, Cambridge, as certified by George Chamberlain, burser, and Robert Murrell, chief butler of Trinity, and by John Peashall, burser of Magdalen, between 1662, Sept. 29, and 1663, Sept. 29, being 996 barrels for Trinity and 240 barrels for Magdalen. Ordered: that 100l. be allowed for the above, and so to be allowed every year during the present farm. [Early Entry Book XII. p. 89.]
[?Feb. 12.] The petition from the Farmers of the Excise of London, read, for the advising betwixt themselves and the Commissioners of Appeals concerning proceedings in case of appeals, there being some dissatisfaction arisen upon the case of Mr. Forth, the brewer. Ordered: to hear the matter at Southampton House, Saturday afternoon next. The Attorney and Solicitor General to attend. [Ibid. p. 90.]
Feb. 15. The royal warrant of the 10th inst., read and entered, to permit the Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies, to import in the ship "Convertine," which is now upon her return home, such goods as she may bring thence, under English duties only, although she is a foreign-built ship, the said Company having paid to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy, 11,000l. to defray the charge of victualling four English ships at Dunkirk, the "Leonard," "Mary," "Rose," and "Chesnut" pink, and of victualling 450 land men passing in the said ships and in the said "Convertine" for a voyage to East India. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "This ship the 'Convertine' being admitted as one of His Majesties royall navy and soe to be interpreted as an English shipp and English built, I pray the Farmers and officers of His Majesties Customes to admitt the entry of her goods and lading accordingly." [Ibid. X. pp. 249–50.]
The matter between Sir Herbert Lunsford, Farmer of Excise of co. Sussex, and Roger Shoyswell, his partner therein, is heard concerning the rent of said farm due at Lady Day, 1662. Ordered: that said Shoyswell is accomptable for part of said moneys, and that they pay quarterly into the Excise Office, London, 100l. towards said arrear and meanwhile proceedings against them to be stayed. [Ibid. XII. p. 90.]