Minute Book: May 1666

Pages 704-705

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

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May 1666

May 4. The report from the Customs Farmers on the petition from Francis Hodges, read and entered. On the proceeds of prosecutions petitioner is allowed a poundage, but on what came in on bonds discharged by debentures and which sum amounts to 3,186l. 18s. 3d. petitioner has hitherto had no allowance. He sets the charges herein to himself at 330l. Ordered: to be allowed half of what he was allowed for prosecutions. [Ibid. X. p. 331.]
May 11. The report of the 7th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, concerning the petition of William Lambe and William Dawgs to have their bonds re-delivered to them, they having taken a farm of the Excise of co. Lincoln for three years from 1662, Sept. 29, but said farm having been re-assumed by the State in 1664, March 25, and let afresh to John Weyks. Ordered: the bonds to be delivered up to petitioners. [Ibid. XII. p. 192.]
May 19. Petition from John Robinson for four months' further leave of absence in regard of his business in Suffolk, as also the plague being much at Gravesend. Ordered: to be dispensed with till Michaelmas next. [Ibid. X. p. 333.]
The memorial of the 16th inst. from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise, read and entered, proposing to allow 130l. 4s. 9d. to Edmond Peirce, Richard Smith, Marke Davis, and Thomas Gough, late Sub-Commissioners for Excise in cos. Hereford, Salop and Worcester, towards the arrear of 430l. 4s. 9d. standing out on their accompt at 1660, June 24: the said proposed allowance representing disbursements by them for the assistance of the soldiers at Dudley in Worcestershire and other parts. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XII. p. 194.]
May 20. Petition, read and entered, from Sir John Wolstenholme and the rest of the [late] Commissioners [and present Farmers] of the Customs. Set forth that for several months they endeavoured to perfect their accompts for the Customs in the time of the Commission, and would have perfected same had not the great visitation interposed some questions between them and the Auditors of Imprests; for the clearing whereof they make a just demand of allowances. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. Let Mr. Auditor Beale certify me the reasons of his non-allowance of the particulars desired to be allowed in the accompt of petitioners. [Ibid. X. p. 334.]
May 21. The report of the 4th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, on the proposed change in the sureties of John Foorth, Farmer of Excise of co. Kent. Ordered: allowed of. [Early Entry Book XII. p. 199.]
May 24. The memorial of the 23rd inst. from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise, read and entered, proposing to allow the arrear of 68l. 2s. 9d. standing out at 1660, Sept. 29, on George Gill, John Thoroughgood, Robert Stockdale and Robert Leppington, former Sub-Commissioners of Excise in co. Yorks. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 200.]
May 26. Petition from Henry Limbrey, of London, merchant, concerning a bale of silk seized for non-entry, being brought over by Lord Holles from France. Ordered: the Customs Farmers to attend the Lord Treasurer at Southampton House hereon. [Ibid. X. p. 334.]
May 29. The memorial of the 18th inst. from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise, read and entered, proposing to accept 100l. in discharge of an arrear of 327l. 4s. 6d. standing out at 1650, Sept. 29, on Samuel Flesher and William Barrowby, former Sub-Commissioners of excise in Yorkshire, and since dead, and the offer of composition coming from Ellen Barrowby, widow of said William. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XII. p. 198.]
Same of the 25th inst. from same, read and entered, proposing to accept 200l. in discharge of an arrear of 1,533l. 13s. 4d. standing out at 1653, Sept. 29, on the account of Daniell Dighton, deceased, sometime Farmer of the Excise of soap. By an order of the late Commissioners of Appeals, dated 1659, November 29, the said arrear of rent was reduced to 356l. 5s. 8d. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 198–9.]
May 30. The memorial of the 25th inst., read and entered, from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise concerning the arrear standing out on Edmund Pierce, John Field and William Selfe, sometime joined in commission with Marke Davis, Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Mayo as Sub-Commissioners for Excise in cos. Worcester, Hereford, and Salop, viz. on their accounts for half a year ended 1661, March 25. Propose to make the said Peirce, Field and Self to clear the account of the county of Worcester only, and to allow them 133l. 6s. 8d. towards their extraordinary charges over and above their usual salary of 2s. in the £ on their receipt. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 196–7.]
The report from the Customs Farmers, read and entered, on the petition from Samuell Eccleshall concerning 76 doz. of French hats imported by him on an understanding with the Customs Farmers that he would transport them again. Ordered: that there be no further proceedings in the Exchequer on the seizure of said hats. [Ibid. X. p. 335.]