Councils of trade 1660-72

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1974

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18-19

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'Councils of trade 1660-72', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 3: Officials of the Boards of Trade 1660-1870 (1974), pp. 18-19. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16798 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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COUNCILS OF TRADE 1660-72

Commissioners 1660-72

Two Councils of Trade were appointed by Charles II. Appointments were made by commission under the great seal. In both cases the Commissioners served without salary. The first Council, appointed in 1660, consisted of sixty-two Commissioners. (fn. 1) After 1664 its activities appear to have diminished although it may have continued to exist in some form until 1668. In the latter year it was replaced by a new Council consisting of forty-two Commissioners. (fn. 2) The membership was increased to forty-six in 1669. (fn. 3) The second Council ceased to exist in 1672 when responsibility for questions of trade was transferred to the newly constituted Council of Trade and Foreign Plantations. (fn. 4)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1660 7 Nov. Hyde, Lord; Southampton, Earl of; Albemarle, Duke of; Manchester, Earl of; Pembroke, Earl of; Marlborough, Earl of; Portland, Earl of; Norwich, Earl of; Sandwich, Earl of; Robartes, Lord; Brouncker, Viscount; Willoughby of Parham, Lord; Colepepper, Lord; Berkeley of Stratton, Lord; Holles, Hon. D.; Carteret, Sir G.; Nicholas, Sir E.; Morrice, Sir W.; Annesley, A.; Cooper, Sir A. A.; Coventry, Hon. W.; Freeman Sir R.; Crow, Sir S.; Abdy, Sir R.; Harbord, Sir C.; Wolstenholme, Sir J.; O'Neill, D.; Ingram, Sir T.; Crispe, Sir N.; Thompson, Sir W.; Ford, Sir R.; Chamberlain, Sir T.; Riccard, Sir A.; Downing, Sir G.; Shaw, Sir J.; Ashe, Sir J.; Draxe, Sir J.; Hyde, H.; Waller, E.; Povey, T.; Slingsby, H. Dunkley, W.; Digges, E.; Noel, M.; Allen, W.; Ingram, A.; Boone, C.; Richbell, R.; Chiverton, R.; King, R.; Williams, W.; Torriano, G.; Fisher, W.; Parker, J.; Tyte, T.; Jolliffe, W.; Walker, W.; Miro, S.; Kendall, T.; Colleton, J.; Lidcot, G.; Lewis, J. (C 66/2946).
1668 20 Oct. York, Duke of; Rupert, Prince; Bridgeman, Sir O.; Robartes, Lord; Buckingham, Duke of; Albemarle, Duke of; Ormond, Duke of; Bridgwater, Earl of; Ossory, Earl of; Anglesey, Earl of; Carlisle, Earl of; Craven, Earl of; Lauderdale, Earl of; Arlington, Lord; Berkeley of Stratton, Lord; Holles, Lord; Ashley, Lord; Clifford, Sir T.; Carteret, Sir G.; Trevor, Sir J.; Morrice, Sir W.; Coventry, Hon. Sir W.; Osborne, Sir T.; Littleton, Sir T.; Blount, Sir H.; Downing, Sir G.; Riccard, Sir A.; Thompson, Sir W.; Titus, S.; Garroway, W.; Slingsby, H.; Grey, Hon. T.; Birch, J.; Love, W.; Worsley, B.; Buck worth, J.; Papillon, T.; Page, J.; Child, J.; Tyte, T.; Albin, B.; Shorter, J. (C 66/3103).
1669 16 April York, Duke of; Rupert, Prince; Bridgeman, Sir O.; Robartes, Lord; Buckingham, Duke of; Albemarle, Duke of; Ormond, Duke of; Devonshire, Earl of; Bridgwater, Earl of; Sandwich, Earl of; Ossory, Earl of; Anglesey, Earl of; Carlisle, Earl of; Craven, Earl of; Lauderdale, Earl of; Halifax, Viscount; Arlington, Lord; Berkeley, Lord; Berkeley of Stratton, Lord; Holles, Lord; Ashley, Lord; Clifford, Sir T.; Carteret, Sir G.; Trevor, Sir J.; Morrice, Sir W.; Coventry, Hon. Sir W.; Osborne, Sir T.; Littleton, Sir T.; Blount, Sir H.; Downing, Sir G.; Riccard, Sir A.; Thompson, Sir W.; Titus, S.; Garroway, W.; Slingsby, H.; Grey, Hon. T.; Birch, J.; Love, W.; Worsley, B.; Buckworth, J.; Papillon, T.; Page, J.; Child, J.; Tyte, T.; Albin, B.; Shorter, J. (C 66/3106).

Secretary 1660-72

Both in 1660 and in 1668 the Councils of Trade were empowered to appoint a Secretary and other officials, allowances of up to £1000 a year payable at the Exchequer being provided for their salaries and for incidental expenses. (fn. 1) In neither case is the amount of the Secretary's salary known.

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1660 Nov. Duke, G.
1668 22 Oct. du Moulin, P.

Footnotes

1 Commission of 7 Nov. 1660 (C 66/2946).
2 Commission of 20 Oct. 1668 (C 66/3103).
3 Commission of 16 April 1669 (C 66/3106).
4 Commission of 27 Sept. 1672 (C 66/3137).
1 Commissions of 7 Nov. 1660 (C 66/2946) and 20 Oct. 1668 (C 66/3103); letters patent of 7 March 1661 (C 66/2961); The Rawdon Papers, ed. J. Bramhall (London 1819), 237-8.