Entry Book: June 1663

Pages 725-726

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

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June 1666

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 13 Same from same to same. "Whereas for the better advancement of the plantation of the island of Jamaica in America His Majesty hath thought fit that the comodities of the island which shalbe brought into this kingdome be not burthened here with any impost or custome for and during the terme of five years from the 18th day of February, 1663: and hath directed the Governor there to publish his said intencons by proclamacon for the incouragement of the inhabitants thereof; and by his letters patents bearing date the 3d day of April last past hath directed that defaloacon and allowance be made upon the accompt of the Farmers and officers of His Majesty's Customs of all such sums of money as hath ben or shalbe hereafter abated by them" on such imports of Jamaica produce: therefore hereby require said Farmers to observe same, and the Auditor to allow said defalcations as above. Ibid.
Countersignature by same of a royal warrant of the 4th inst. for Prince Rupert to transport certain horses and hounds to Flanders under the care of John Bachler. Ibid. p. 337.
Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers, &c., to pay and allow the fee of 8l. a year to John Robinson as searcher of Ipswich port, loco his father, John Robinson. Ibid.
June 19 Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of tallies struck or moneys paid into the Exchequer on the King's moiety for uncustomed goods, 1662, Sept 29 to 1663, Sept. 29. Ibid, p. 338.
June 20 Letters patent by same appointing Samuel Ward a King's waiter in London port on the surrender of William Goodwynn. Ibid, p. 339.
June 22 Warrant from same to the King's Remembrancer to take Walter Breames's securities as Comptroller of Sandwich port. Ibid, p. 340.
June 23 Same from same to the Customs Farmers to pay Gilbert Earl of Clare his creation money from the time same was last paid to John Earl of Clare. Ibid, p. 339.
June 25 Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Justices of the Peace of Suffolk concerning the complaints against them from the Excise Farmers of that county of prejudice done to the King's revenue by erroneous proceedings upon several branches of the Excise laws. Forward for their guidance in future certain resolutions which have been decided on by the Treasury after consultation with counsel learned in the law: the said resolutions being partly similar to those under date 1666, April 21, supra, pp. 723–4, with the addition of the following. "The power of mitigating fines and penalties by the Justices of the Peace is only such fines and forfeitures as were given by the Act 12 Car. II. and distributed into three parts for the King and the fourth part for the informer. But when the Act of 15 Car. II. creates new offences and imposes new penalties and makes a new distribution of the penalties, viz. to the King, the poor and the informer, and gives the Justices of Peace power to hear the said offences, the Justices of Peace cannot mitigate the fines. Ibid. XII. pp. 209–11.
June 27 Constitution by Treasurer Southampton of William Culliford as Surveyor of the Excise office, London, loco Samuel Jefferies, deceased. Early Entry Book XII. pp. 207–8.
June 30 Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of some lockromes landed at Dartmouth by Lawrence Marteele, merchant. Ibid, X. p. 340.
Prefixing:—Said Marteele's petition and report thereon from the Customs Farmers.
[?] Report from same to the King on Henry Symon's petition for a place as a King's waiter in London port in consideration of his own and his father's services. "This gentleman's father I knew not but have heard he was a very orthodox and learned man and one who shewed great zeale in the late troubles." Ibid, p. 341.
Prefixing:—Petition from said Symons: shewing that his father was sequestered for his loyalty in 1642, and so continued during his life; that in 1643 he was chaplain to His Majesty's Life Guard, then under the command of Sir Michael Woodhowse and afterwards of the Lord Capel; that in 1647 he was forced into France, where he completed the Vindication of the late King, having some time before published the Loyal Subject's Belief and a treatise against Stephen Marshall; that the originall manuscript of Εικων Βασιλικη was delivered and entrusted to him to print the same, which he accordingly did; whereof the rebels having notice forthwith ransacked his house and plundered him as they had done several times before; and that upon the death of the late King he died leaving a widow and four small children.
(b) Order of reference hereupon made by the King at Whitehall, 1665, May 9. "His Majesty being fully satisfied concerning the eminent loyalty, services and sufferings of the petitioner's deceased father, and also well informed of the petitioner's owne deserts" recommends the petition to Treasurer Southampton.