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Appendix III: Miscellaneous, 1660

Pages 1632-1645

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7, 1681-1685. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1916.

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Miscellaneous, 1660

BUDGET FOR YEAR ENDING 1660, JUNE 24.
Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1660. A brief view of the public revenue of England, Scotland and Ireland respectively for the year ensuing 1660, with the charge and expense of the same according to the present receipts and payments: together with the state of the public debts of the nations as appears to the Committee of the Revenue as followeth. Egerton MS. 2542, pp. 300–327.
The Income of England.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
By assessments of 70,000l. by the month for 6 months ending the 24th of June, 1660 420,000 0 0
By customs of subsidies in the port of London and the outports. (Note that this branch of the revenue is less by 108,791l. 15s. 4d. than the same was in the year preceding as by the report in April last.) 302,622 16 10½
By Excise of goods imported into the port of London and the outports: and of all inland commodities and of beer and ale etc. (Note that this sum is 213,665l. 4s. 10d. less than in the year preceding, as appears by the said report.) 370,505 3 4
By Receivers General, arising chiefly out of Papists' and Delinquents' estates (Note that this is a good revenue but not the one half hath been answered this year for want of care and some obstructions that are in the way; which being removed the rest may be had.) 54,087 5 9
The Income of England.
l. s. d. l. s. d. Egerton MS. 2542, pp. 300–327.
By probate of wills: (less than in the year preceding by 2,432l. 17s. 1d. and is occasioned for want of Judges) 5,561 1 2
By postage of letters 14,000 0 0
By fines for alienations (1,111l. less than in the last year) 3,772 13 4
By the Hanaper Office (103l. 18s. 10d. less than the last year) 3,772 10 4
By the sea coal in farm 1,838 12 6
By Wine Licences (being 3,163l. less than the last year for want of power) 967 15 0
By Post Fines in farm 3,000 0 0
By fines and amerciaments in the Pipe 840 6 8
By the profits [proffers] of sheriffs of counties and cities 498 13 4
By the profits of seizures and extents 840 0 0
By the bailiffs of liberties 50 0 0
By the rent of the Alnage 997 1 11
By the issues of Jurors 1,000 0 0
By minute rents etc. 1,044 12 11
By the Forest of Dean nil.
By the Mint nil.
By Tenths and First Fruits nil.
The whole annual income of England is 1,185,398 13
The Income of Scotland.
By assessments of 12,000l. a month for 6 months ending the 24th of June, 1660 72,000 0 0
By property and constant rent payable into the Exchequer 5,324 18
By casualties and uncertain rent received by sheriffs and accomptable into the Exchequer 576 3 5
By compositions of signatures in the Exchequer 929 6 0
By Customs inward and outward 6,705 4 10
By the Excise of goods imported 8,011 0 6
By the Excise of foreign salt 1,124 9 5
By ditto of inland salt 550 0 0
By the Excise of beer, ale and aquavitae 47,444 13 4
By the forfeiture of goods unaccustomed and unexcised 595 10 11½
By the interest of moneys set apart for Judges' salaries 391 5 0
The whole annual income of Scotland is 143,682 11 11
The Income of Ireland.
By assessments of 18,000l. a month for 6 months ending the 24th of June, 1660 108,000 0 0
By Customs and Excise in farm 70,000 0 0
By rent of land, houses etc. 20,679 0 0
By the rent of impropriations 7,611 0 0
By sheriffs' accompts, the Hanaper accompt, with fines and amerciaments 1,500 0 0
The whole annual income of Ireland is 207,790 0 0
The whole annual income of England, Scotland and Ireland is 1,536,841 5
The Issues or Expenses of England.
In pay of the Army in England from the 16th of Jan. last [1659–60], consisting of 9 Regiments of Horse, 14 Regiments and 8 Companies of Foot with General Officers, Train of Artillery, Life Guard, garrisons and contingencies 49,084l. 2s. 8d. per month, which is 19,782l. 3s. 10d. per month or 257,168l. 9s. 10d. per an. more than last year 638,093 14 8
In part of the pay of the Army in Scotland out of the assessments of England, 11,400l per month 148,200 0 0
In part of the pay of the Army in Ireland out of the assessments of England, 8,000l. per month 104,000 0 0
In pay of the Forces at Jamaica, 1,153l. 2s 0d per month 53,990 6 0
In pay of the Forces in Flanders, 5,951l. 5s 0d per month 77,366 5 0
The whole pay of the Land Forces is yearly 1,021,650 5 8
In pay of the Navy and fleets at sea from the 1st of Feb. last as well for a Summer as Winter Guard as follows:—
In the charge of setting forth so many ships this summer as may employ 20,000 men for 8 months at 4l. per man per month for a medium 640,000 0 0
In the charge of setting to sea so many ships as may employ 5,250 men for 6 months' winter service at 4l. per man per month by a medium 126,000 0 0
In the ordinary charge of the Yards for a whole year 50,000 0 0
In the supply of the stores, the magazines being much exhausted: by estimate 100,000 0 0
The whole charge of the Navy for this year is 916,000 0 0
which is 462,203l. 19s. 5d. more than the ordinary charge of the Fleets and Guards at sea, which upon serious advice by a Select Committee last year was thought a sufficient strength (under God) to secure the nation: and in that estimate there was 40,000l. to be yearly expended on building of shipping and in this [year] not a penny.
In interest paid for 268,047l. 19s. 6d. charged by Acts and Ordinances of Parliament on the Excise for a year 20,490 17 2
In repairs of the State's houses yearly 5,650 0 0
In allowances to public ministers employed abroad for public contingencies: by estimate 20,000 0 0
For liberates in the Court of Exchequer and Receipt and for a defalcation upon sea coal 582 16
In allowances, fees and salaries paid out of the Exchequer (being less by 18,646l. 19s. 9½d. than in the former year) 6,027 8 10
In pensions and annuities paid out of the Exchequer (which is less by 507l. 9s. 4d. than in the former year) 5,389 10 8
In salaries to Judges in England and Wales and 500l. pension paid to the Earl of Nottingham out of the Exchequer as in the year preceding 16,286 13 4
In salaries, fees and charges incident and extraordinary in managing of the Office of Excise (which is 9,047l. 17s. 11d. more than in the last year) 37,226 10 10
In the like for managing the Customs [being the same] as in the last year 42,714 3 5
In salaries to the clerks, messengers and doorkeeper attending the Committee for the Army 660 0 0
In salaries to the agents in the several counties for bringing in the Monthly Assessments 880 0 0
Paid for the rent of the house wherein the Committee for the Army sits 40 0 0
In contingent charges of the [Committee of the Army] Office for books, ink, paper, wax, post of letters and Acts for Assessments to the agents and for fire and candle etc. 69 0 9
In salaries to the Receivers General, collectors and Commissioners' clerks for collecting etc. of the said assessments 13,900 8 4
In salaries to the Treasurers at Warrs, their deputies and clerks 2,400 0 0
In salaries to the Committee of Appeals and and their attendant: by estimate 2,000 0 0
In the like to Judges and other officers employed in the probate of wills as in the year preceding 2,584 10 0
In the like paid and allowed to the Clerk of the Hanaper for extraordinary charges 3,873 6 11
In the like fees and allowances to the officers of the Alienation Office 1,044 17 0
In fees to the officers of the Mint with their diet and incident charges 1,154 19 5
In officers' salaries, rent and other charges for the office of Wine Licences by estimate 600 0 0
In fees and allowances to the auditors and receivers of the revenue 4,287 10 7
In allowances in the Pipe upon sheriffs' accompts by warrants from the Commissioners of the Treasury and the judgment of the Court of Exchequer for several necessary occasions as in the year preceding (the sheriffs' accompts are not passed for want of Commissioners for the Treasury) 5,541 14 10
In pensions and allowances to maimed soldiers, their widows and children at Ely House etc.: by estimate 30,000 0 0
The whole sum is 223,404 8
The whole issues of England for a year are 2,161,054 13
Note: that the several sums of money hereafter mentioned which were cast into the issues of the last year are here retrenched, viz. 100,000l. for the Protector's family; 23,496l. 6s. 8d. for moneys advanced for public contingencies; 2,264l. 12s. 2d. for gifts and rewards; 11,734l. 12s. 8½d. in payments of sundry natures, or in all 137,493l. 11s. 6½d.
The Issues of Scotland for a year.
l. s. d.
In pay of the Army in Scotland, consisting of five Regiments of Horse, 11 Regiments and one Company of Foot, four Companies of Dragoons, with the General Officers, Train of Artillery, Garrisons and Contingencies at 26,551l. 14s. 2d. per month (which is 5,733l. per month more than in the former year) 345,172 4 2
In salaries to the Council and their officers 9,410 11 0
In the contingent charges of the Council 350 0 0
In salaries to the Court of Exchequer 1,833 4 2
In the contingent charges of the Exchequer 80 10
In salaries to the Courts of Justice 4,246 4 0
In contingent charges of the Courts of Justice 485 12 0
In salaries to the Commissioners of the Customs and Excise 4,177 9 6
In the contingent charges of the said Commissioners 771 9 4
In salaries to the Court of Admiralty with their officers and contingencies 539 16 10
In charges of an Hospital 587 10 6
In fire and candle to soldiers for guards 5,297 19 4
In pensions and other temporary contingencies 8,915 15 9
The whole issues for Scotland for a year are 381,868 6
The Issues of Ireland for a year.
In the pay of the Army in Ireland, consisting of six Regiments and two Troops of Horse, 11 Regiments and 10 Companies of Foot, one Regiment of Dragoons, a Life Guard of Horse, a Foot Guard, with the General Officers and the charge of an Hospital and reparations of garrisons, 23,967l. 17s. 4d. per month 311,582 5 4
In allowances to the Council and the Clerks of the Council and their clerks and attendants 7,600 0 0
In allowances to the Lord Chancellor and the officers of the Chancery 2,258 0 0
In allowances to the Lord Chief Justice of the Upper Bench and Judges and Clerks of the Crown 1,167 10 0
In allowances to the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, two Judges and Prothonotaries 1,007 10 0
In allowances to the Chancellor, Chief Baron and two Barons of the Exchequer, with other officers and payments by liberate 1,991 15 0
In pay and allowances to the Justices of Assize in five circuits 1,000 0 0
In pay to the Lord President of Connaught and two Provost Marshals of Leinster and Munster 1,887 0 0
In pay to the overseers of the Hospital of Dublin, nine Muster Masters, five Commissaries of Stores, to the overseers of the State's houses [palaces] with an allowance to the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College 1,807 8 4
In pay of eight Receivers of the Revenue 165 0 0
In pay to 28 comptrollers and searchers of the Customs 1,150 0 0
In pensions to maimed soldiers, widows and orphans of soldiers 3,000 0 0
In allowances and contingencies, extraordinary gratuities and other casual expenses 8,000 0 0
The whole issues of Ireland for a year 342,616 8 8
Note that the sum of 3,868l. 8s. 11d. allowed in the report of April last for the entertainment of the Lord Lieutenant is here retrenched.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
The annual income of England is 1,185,398 13
The annual issues and expenses of England are 2,161,054 19 9frac34;
The [adverse] balance is 975,656 6 8frac14;
The annual income of Scotland is 143,652 11 11
The annual issues and expenses of Scotland are 381,868 6 9
The [adverse] balance is 238,215 14 10
The annual income of Ireland is 207,790 0 0
The annual issues and expenses of Ireland are 342,616 8 8
The [adverse] balance is 134,826 8 8
The annual income of England, Scotland and Ireland are 1,536,841 5
The annual issues and expenses of England, Scotland and Ireland are 2,885,539 15
Out of which deducting the monthly sums of 11,400l. paid [out of the English revenue] to the Army in Scotland and 8,000l. monthly [similarly] paid to the Army in Ireland before-mentioned, which in a year comes to 252,200l.: so the [adverse] balance of the three kingdoms is 1,096,498 10
Note that the revenue is decreased this year as is before particularly expressed 330,843 16
And that the issues are increased this year (notwithstanding the retrenchments before mentioned) as is before particularly expressed 802,759 7 2
The State of the Debt owing by the Commonwealth.
To the Navy unto the 1st of Feb. last [1659–60], as appears by certificate from the officers of the Navy and Treasurer of the Navy 690,112 0 0
To the Army in England to the 16th of January last, as is certified by the Committee of the Army 281,364 15 10
To the Army in Scotland as is certified by the Deputy Paymaster 162,785 0 0
To the Army in Ireland to the 15th of January last as is certified by the Council of officers and signed by Col. Bridges 310,000 0 0
To the Forces in Jamaica to the 1st of Feb., 1657–8 68,697 0
And from that day to the 20th of April last 41,531 5 4
And from that date to the 1st of Feb. last 31,186 12 0
As appears by several certificates from the Paymaster for those Forces 141,415 3 3
As for the debt due to the Forces in Flanders we have no certain accompt, nor of what Forces are there in service and pay, nor when taken on; but according to the establishment delivered last year at 5,951l. 5s. 0d. per month the pay due to those Forces from the 1st day of August, 1658 (in which month we find moneys first issued to them) unto the 12th of March inst. comes to 124,976l. 5s. 0d. of which we find as yet no more paid them [than] 545,889l. 11s. 3d. [sic for 54,889l. 11s. 3d.] according to which accompt the debt remaining besides what may be due before Aug. 1658) is 70,086 13 9
To several persons for several sums of money charged upon the Exchequer: in all amounting to 79,734 6 11½
To several persons for moneys charged by Acts and Ordinances of Parliament upon the Excise, as by the accompt of the Commissioners of Excise appears 264,547 14 6
And [likewise owing] by several Acts of Parliament to particular persons charged on the Excise and Exchequer; by estimate 40,000 0 0
To Mr. Embree, Surveyor General [of Works] for the State's houses [palaces] etc.; to divers others for materials, workmanship in the repair of Westminster Hall etc., Whitehall, [St.] James's, Hampton Court, Windsor, Somerset House, Greenwich, and in repairing and building several Guards [Houses] for Horse and Foot from 1656, Nov. 30, to 1659, Oct. 15, as appears by an abstract of an accompt thereof under the hand of Mr. Barrington, one of the Auditors of Imprests 11,676 10 5
The whole sum is 2,051,722 4
Besides which the issues and expenses of England, Scotland and Ireland before-mentioned exceed the income this year [by] the sum of 1,095,708 10 9
which is a growing debt and will be due before the end of the year.
And so the whole debt of the three nations is at present and will be by the end of the year 3,147,430 14 10¼
A Collection of Debts owing to the Commonwealth.
A debt charged in the Pipe upon Samuel Avery and others, late customers [Customs Farmers] by judgment of Parliament 22,246 7 10
By assessments in arrear due before the 16th of Jan. last, 1659–60 53,632 12 6
By arrears due for wine licences 10,000 0 0
By debts owing for Excise from the year 1649, to the year 1659 234,202 1
whereof:— doubtful.
due by merchants upon a sixth of their old accompts 38,090 14 10
for arrears of tobacco upon sufferance 932 11 11½
for arrears of grocery upon sufferance 500 1 6
By [Excise] Sub-Commissioners and farms [Farmers] from 1649 to 1657, 2,934l. 15s. 11d. recoverable, and 13,953 12 5
By same in 1658, 10,428l. 15s. 7¾d recoverable, and 12,907 1 11½
By [Excise] Sub-Commissioners and Farmers in 1659, 5,811l. 12s. 7½d. recoverable, and 148,642 14 8
The whole debt owing to the Commonwealth is 320,081 1
whereof:—
doubtful 215,026 17
recoverable 105,054 4 6