Minute Book
November 1660

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'Minute Book: November 1660', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 32-40. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80004 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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November 1660

Nov. 1.Petition from Henry Carlile for a release of canvas seized by Ephraim Payne, of the Custom House, London. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 104.]
Nov. 2.Petition from John Bowring for a lease of the manor of Eckington, co. Derby, and of the manor and soke of Grantham, co. Lincoln. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. I. p. 242.]
Same from John Bowring and John Fifield for a lease of the forest of St. Leonards and of the disparked parks of Chesworth and Sedgwick, &c., co. Sussex, together with the North Grange and the fishings, &c., in the parish of Wawne ("Waghen"), in Holderness, co. York. [Ibid. pp. 242–3.]
Same from Thomas Woodhall and Thomas Fincham, merchants, concerning the importation of wines shipped from Bordeaux to England before the Act of Parliament forbidding importation in foreign bottoms. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p 101.]
Nov. 6.Petition from Katherine Countess of Chesterfield for a lease of the manor of Kennington, in Lambeth parish, co. Surrey. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. I. p. 229.]
Same from Peter Rich, merchant of London, trading to Norway, for a pardon of the King's moiety of dollars attempted to be transported in the ship "St. John," of Norway. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 107.]
Nov. 8.Petition from Thomas Johnson, Major to the Duke of Albemarle's regiment of horse (on reference from the King of date 1660, Oct. 25), concerning the manor and demesnes of Liskeard, co. Cornwall, purchased by him during the late wars, and now granted by the King to Mrs. Jane. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book I. p. 236.]
Same from Thomas Hall, of Bishops Castle, co. Salop, mercer, for a discharge of goods seized in London port. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 109.]
Same from George Robinson, merchant, for leave to import a parcel of French wines paying only English duty. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 110.]
Nov. 9.Petition from William Cockcroft (on reference from the King of date 1660, Nov. 5) for a lease of certain tithes of corn and herbale and hay out of all the lands, &c., in the towns of Warley, Midgley ("Megley"), Wadsworth, &c., co. Yorks, and the tithes of lamb and wool on the South and North part of the water of Calder, in the vicarage of Halifax, part of the possessions of the monastry of St. Pancras, co. Sussex, all as formerly granted to Thomas Darker. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. I. p. 232.]
Same from Martha Bockett, widow of John Bockett, for a lease of a house, &c., in Baldwin's Garden. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 237.]
Same, prefixed in detail, from John Rathbone to the Lord Treasurer offering to make a discovery of lands issuing out of the manors of R. L., &c., to the value of many thousands. Ordered: to attend the Attorney General and Surveyor General of Lands, and communicate the particulars to them. [Ibid.]
A note read of the quantity of wines on board the "Providence" of Newcastle, now lying at Billingsgate, Thomas Watson captain, for the use of the Earls of Bedford and Suffolk and Bristol. Order for the said quantity to be allowed as part of what belongs and is annually allowed by His Majesty to them. [Ibid. VIII. p. 102.]
Petition from Arthur Bettesworth, merchant, to be permitted to pay customs on oils according to the book of rates and not to pay stranger's customs. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid.]
Same from Mathew Nuby, mariner, for a release of six packets of calico seized by John Unwyn, Surveyor of Customs at Barking. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 104.]
Same from Isaack Beane and Benjamin Hassall, merchants, for a release of goods seized by Edward Watkins, head searcher, London. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Jane Franke, widow of Robert Frank, for a lease of a tenement in Newton, with appurtenances in Barton, co. York. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. I. p. 244.]
Nov. 10.Petition from Henry Thompson, of York, merchant, for liberty to import wines and fruits, paying no more Customs than if imported in English shipping. "I desire the Commrs of His Maties Customes to consider of this peticon and of the matter of fact and in their answears to me upon this subject as to be carefull to doe the merchant right soe by no indulgence to deprive His Maty of his due duties by the late act without they be very cleere in their judgments the case deserves it." [Early Entry Book I. p. 246.]
Same from Nathaniell Fines, Esq., for a lease of such portions, detailed, of the ancient demesne, &c., of the manor and soke of Kirton (in the parts of Lindsey, co. Lincoln, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall), as he has rented or purchased. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 248.]
Same from Capt. Thomas Pauldon for a grant of the overflowed oozy or sandy ground in or near to the Holy Island, co. Northumberland, estimated at 1,000 acres, at the fee farm rent of 20l. per an. "in case he be able to effect the embaulkeing thereof." Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 233.]
Same from Capt. John Carcade, a Spanish subject, for release of 358 patacons ("potacoes") of tobacco seized by the Customs officers. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 234.]
Same from William Page, Francis Richardson, Ralph Warchard and William Wood, poor mariners, for a release of lead seized in Hull port. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. VIII. p. 104.]
Nov. 12.Petition from Charles Lord Gerard for a lease of certain lands at Greens-Norton, co. Northampton. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. I. p. 245.]
Same from Thomas Earl Rivers for extension of lease of the forest of Delamere, co. Chester, and in the Hundred Court and Court Leet of Eddisbury and the office of Governer of His Majesty's tennts and servants in the forest of Macclesfield, co. Chester. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 246.]
Same from Sir Robert Townsend for a lease of the manor of Chelsmore alias Childsmore, with Coventry Park, &c., co. Warwick. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 247.]
Same from Samuel Kekewich, gent, for a lease of two tenements called Berriow and Attockwood, and two others called West Tremalla and Landreyne, parcel of the manor of Landrayne, part of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 251.]
Same from John Knight for same of one tenement in West Bonealva and two same in Buckerlawrin, and two others in Nether Treveny, co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
[?]Same from William Amory, of St. Decuman's, Somerset, clothier, to be tenant of one of the houses built in the waste of Piccadilly. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 264.]
Nov. 14.Petition from Sir Edward Walker for a lease of the manor of Stratton super Fosse and Englishcombe ("Inglescomb"), co. Somerset. Referred. ut supra. [Ibid. p. 249.]
Nov. 15.Petition from Edward Walgrave for a due appraisment of ten baskets and one fatt of foreign hats seized. Order for said appraisment accordingly. [Ibid. VIII. p. 112.]
Same from John Coryton for a lease of Wareham Wood and Greenscomb Wood, in the manor of Stokeclimsland, co. Cornwall, part of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. I. p. 250.]
Petition from Samuell Holloway, clerk, for same of the rectory of Thorpe Mandeville ("Thropp Moundfield") co. Northampton, and the rectory of Esher, co. Surrey, to commence upon the determination of a lease yet unexpired to one Michael Hudson for 31 years. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book I. p. 252.]
Same from Thomas Rosse for same of a parcel of ground called Kerry Bullock Park, being since disparked, co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
A warrant directed to Sir Jeffrey Palmer for a grant of the office of Steward of the manor, &c., of the late monastry of Holme Cultram, co. Cumberland, to John Senhouse, gent. [Ibid. p. 254.]
Petition from Henry Heron for a lease of a pasture called Pointon Cow Pasture alias Gozdales, in the manor of Pointon, co. Lincolnshire. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 255.]
Same from Sir Richard Vivian for same of the water of Dartmouth and water and pools of Sutton, co. Devon, and the sheafe of the parish of Bradninch, co. Devon. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 256.]
Same from Col. Rowland Hacker, praying to enter upon certain grounds at Colston Bassett, co. Notts, late belonging to Francis Hacker, his brother, lately executed for treason. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 257.]
Same from Sir Allan Zouch, on reference of the 5th instant [from His Majesty], praying to be tenant unto the eighth part of St. John's Wood, co. Midd., being 33 acres, and the manor of Tottenham, with a tenement called the George. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 258.]
Nov. 16.Same from Roger Harsnett, one of His Majesty's Sergeants at Mace, for a lease of the manor of Epworth and the site and demesnes of same, with the appurtenances in Epworth, Wildsworth ("Westworth"), Burnham, and Haxey, and the lands and tenements called Pointon Cow Pastures, co. Lincoln. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 256.]
Nov. 17The Customs Commissioners' report read on the petition from the merchants of Bristol for leave to import wines from Bordeaux on paying only native customs, they being shipped before the Navigation Act. Leave to be granted. [Ibid. VIII. p. 115.]
Nov. 20.Petition from Amos Isaack, of Frenchay, co. Gloucester, for a lease of tithes in the forest of Bruton ("Bruham"), Neroche ("Roche") and Frome Selwood, co. Somerset. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. I. p. 263.]
Same from Walter Kendall, of Lostwithiell, co. Cornwall, for a lease of a water corn mill there. The Surveyor General of Lands to send for a particular. [Ibid. II. p. 1.]
Same from Sir Jo. Strangways for a grant of the office of Steward of the manors of Fordington and Ryme extrinsica et intrinsica part of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 2.]
Same from Thomas Jay, Esqr., for a lease for 21 years of the duty of one shilling covenanted by William Sandis and Jo. Smith, (who had a lease of one shilling to be paid to the King upon every chaldron of coals homevent shipped at Newcastle and other places) at the rent of 5,000l. per an. for the first seven years for and in respect of his discovery, and 10,000l. for the residue of the term. Referred: to the Attorney General to consider the grounds on which said duty was raised and what passed therein between the King and the Merchant Adventurers for Coals. [Early Entry Book II. p. 2.]
Petition from Major Thomas Hunt for a new lease of certain small parcels of land lying dispersed in the several counties of Surrey, Sussex, Oxford, Berks, Beds, Bucks and Kent, formerly in grant to Henry Woodford. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 3.]
Same from Thomas Read, Woodward of Whittlewood Forest, praying that Major Sturk and Capt. Harper may accompt before the auditor for the profits by them received from the sale of four coppices in Whittlewood Forest about March last. Six weeks allowed said Sturk and Harper to bring in said accompt. [Ibid. p. 4.]
Same from the tenants of the honor of Grafton Regis for leave to pass such leases as they formerly paid for but which were not then passed, &c. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 5.]
Same from Lancelott Tamlyn, eldest son of Walter Tamlyn, deceased, of St. Tudy, co. Cornwall, to be admitted tenant to a small tenement called Wingford, containing 30 acres. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Tho. Piper, gent, for a lease of the woods and underwoods, &c., called Highwood, Lady Parke, Doublebois ("Doblebayes") Wood and Cuning Wood, parcel of the manor of Liskeard, co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 9.]
Same from Robert Browne, English merchant, for leave to pay Customs on 14 tuns of oil according to the book of rates only.
Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 118.]
Same from Simeon Bonnell in behalf of himself, Sir Theophilus Biddulph and Samuell Foote, merchants, for leave to pay duties according to the book of rates on silks imported from Italy to Holland, &c. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. pp. 123, 145.]
Same from Godfrey Ellis, late captain of a foot company in the regiment of Lord Herbert, for lease of a waste piece of ground near Gloucester Castle. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 52.]
[?]Same from Bridgett, relict of Jo. Robinson, clerk, since wife of James Bibble, gent., for a lease of the farm of Welton alias Welverton, in the parish of Midsomer Norton, co. Somerset. Referred: to the Surveyor General ut supra. [Ibid. p. 1.]
[?]The Customs Commissioners' report read and entered, upon the proposal for the farm of the duty on the French ships as made by Sir George Carteret and Mr. O'Neale. The Attorney General to draw a bill for the grant of said duty as prayed for at a rent of 1,000l. per an.; the Commissioners thinking the offer a fair bid as the French ships trade most in the Western ports and are of far less burden than our ships that trade there. [Ibid. VIII. p. 122.]
Nov. 21Petition from William White (on reference from the King) for a lease of the lands in Malwyd in Mowddy ("Malwye and Moutty") in Merionethshire, late belonging to John Jones, one of the persons lately executed for treason. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book I. p. 261.]
Same from John Stanhop to be admitted tenant to the manor of Elvington, East Riding of Yorks. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. II. p. 5.]
[?]The matter of Captain Carcado's importation of tobacco, and the Customs Commissioners' certificate thereupon, referred to the Attorney General for as much favour to be shown as possible, the case being recommended by the Ambassador of Spain, although there is a strong appearance of fraud. [Ibid. VIII. p. 118.]
Nov. 22.Petition from Arthur Spry for some lands in co. Cornwall, in which are some scattering tin mines owing dues called Toll Tin to the King. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 8.]
Same from William Scawen to be admitted to compound for a copyhold tenement in the manor of West Anthony, co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 10.]
Same from Richard Randall and Grace Spiller concerning the lease of a tenement in the manor of Leigh Durrant, co. Cornwall, and same in the manor of West Anthony. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 12.]
Same from Thomas Kingston for a lease of all coal works and mines of coal belonging to the King, in co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. I. p. 263.]
Same from same for same in co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. VI. p. 40.]
Same from Anthony Phelps and Co., for permission to pay duty on decayed tobacco only according to its appraised worth. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 127.]
[?]Same from Capt. John Weeks for a farm in Widcombe and coal mines in Farrington, co. Somerset. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 8.]
Nov. 23.Petition from Peter Edwards, of Wrexham, co. Denbigh, to be admitted tenant to certain shops in Wrexham under the Common Hall there. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. II. p. 14.]
Same from Mr. Pett, of Chatham, co. Kent, for [a lease of] four acres of land belonging to His Majesty's dock, he being one belonging to the Navy. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 7.]
A brief state of the accompt read and entered of Sir William Waller, farmer of Prizage Wines for eight whole years, ended 1660, Sept. 29, on his rental of 500l. Waller to attend the Attorney General with his patent to see if there is sufficient warrant to grant the allowances craved by him in his said account. [Ibid. VI. pp. 39–40.]
Nov. 24.Petition from the Countess Dowager of Peterborough, Elizabeth wife of Arthur Annesley, Esq., and George Howard, Esq. (on reference from the King, of date 1660, November 22) for a lease for 31 years of such waste lands in England and Wales and the buildings thereon erected as are not yet granted and shall be discovered by petitioners or their agents. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. "The petitioners are to limit themselves to some particular counties and to agree of the sum with Mr. Surveyor General. [Early Entry Book II. p. 18.]
Petition from Joanna Tomlinson for a lease of Widcombe farm, co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 21.]
Same from Thomas Holt for a lease of the tithes of lamb and wool and other small tithes in the manor of Shippon, co. Berks. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 22.]
(?)Same from Dr. William Quartermaine and Richard Alchorne for a grant of several parcels of ground, detailed, overflowed by the sea at Langstone Haven, co. Sussex, at Gercombe (lying west from a part of the said port of Langstone and east from a part of the isle of Parkea), co. Southants, and at Little Sea, Parkson farm, Lytchett Bay, and Long Fleet Bay, near Poole. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 21.]
Nov. 26.Petition from John Prise, of Wisteston, co. Hereford, for a lease of two mills called Burges Mill, co. Brecon, and Gwenrieur Mill, co. Montgomery. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 25.]
Same from Col. William Owen (on reference from the King 1660, November 19) for same of Castle Hay Park, co. Stafford. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from John Fotherley for same of a tenement and farm, part of the manor of Farrington Gurney, co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 26.]
Same from Henry Hendy for same of a tenement in the manor of West Anthony, co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
A royal warrant of the 22nd instant for a lease of 800 acres in Kenilworth ("Killingworth"), co. Warwick, to Sir Charles Berkley, junr., referred to same for a certificate and ratal. [Ibid. II. p. 26, XIV. p. 4.]
Petition from Paschoe Neilder for a lease of a tenement called Trefall, alias Trevall, in the manor of East Anthony, co. Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 32.]
Same from Roger Capell, Esq., and Benjamin Harington, executors of William Capell, for a lease of the capital messuage or farm of the manor of Widcombe, co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 36.]
Same from Henry Hendy for a lease of a tenement in the manor of West Anthony, co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. XIV. p. 4.]
Nov. 27.Petition from Col. Seafole Gibson and Francis Slingsby for the office of Receiver and Collector of fines and forfeitures upon penal statutes. The Chief Baron of the Exchequer and the Attorney and Solicitor General to advise the Treasurer on the nature of the patent for this office in relation to the public; petitioners being persons the King is well pleased to gratify. [Ibid. II. p. 24.]
Petition from Warwick Heale, gent., for a lease of certain messuages and tenements in Cornwall, late in the possession of Jo. Phillips and others. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book II. p. 24.]
Same from Major Thomas Nicholson for same of a tenement in Pontlow, part of the manor of Pontlow and Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from William Smith for same of a tenement, &c., part of the manor of [St.] Austell Prior, and same in the manor of Treverbyn. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from William Waters for same of a tenement, part of the manor of Bradninch, co. Devon, fallen to the King by the death of William Hooper. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 25.]
Same from William Smith for same of messuages in the manor of East Anthony, co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from George Ramsden, of York, merchant, for a release of ten kersies seized. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 125.]
Nov. 28.Petition from Col. William Legg for a lease of certain copices in Wychwood Forest, he being Ranger there, as was formerly granted to the Earl of Derby, late Ranger thereof. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 38.]
Same from William Kempthorne, of St. Tudy, Cornwall, yeoman, for extension of lease of two tenements called Leskeele, in St. Tudy. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 39.]
Same from Charles Earl of Derby and Charles Stanley, Esq., for a lease of 12,000 acres of low fenny ground in the parishes of Whittlesey, Peterborough, and Chatteris, and other parishes in the Isle of Ely, and in cos. Cambridge and Northampton. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands, to whom the business of these lands hath upon several former petitions been referred. [Ibid. p. 27.]
Same from Samuell Foote, gent, for a lease of the three tenements in the manor of Tinten, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 35.]
Same from Capt. Gregory Alford for same of certain lands discovered called North and South Wood, Kennards Moor, and Black Acre, co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 36.]
[?]The names of the debtors to the public upon account of Prize goods given in by Mr. Tuke, who desires powers to prosecute same to a legal recovery. Mr. Tuke to confer with Dr. Walker, to whom the prosecution of this business has been recommended. [Ibid. p. 33.]
Nov. 30.Petition from William Halke, late of Antwerp, merchant, praying a grant [of the office] for keeping the warren called Wilbraham Bushes. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 38.]
Same from Capt. James Crompton for a lease of a fishing place on the Tweed, containing about 200 yards, called the North Bells. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Thomas Hart, undersheriff of Berks for the year ended 1659, Sept. 29, on behalf of all the undersheriffs of England for that year and some few for the preceeding years, praying allowance of the fees paid to the officers of the Exchequer in passing their respective accompts and for moneys by them paid by order of the judges and justices for apprehending felons. Referred: by Treasurer Southampton to the Barons of the Exchequer to consider of these two allowances desired by the sheriffs and opposed by His Majesty's farmers of the Post Fines and Jurors, "which I understand were never allowed in his late Majesty's time. And in respect the farmers pretend to some defalcations by virtue of their patents and ground the same from the act of oblivion, I desire them likewise to consider how far they conceive His Majesty may be concerned therein." [Early Entry Book II. p. 35.]
Petition from Thomas Axford, of St. Germans, for extension of lease of a tenement called Knight's tenement, in the manor of Bonyalvey, Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 36.]
Same from Sir Heneage Proby, of Rans ("Runs"), co. Bucks, for a lease of such part of his fen lands as are or shall be set out of any of the lands belonging to the manor of Yaxley, co. Huntingdon. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 45.]
Same from Quartermaster Thomas Mann for same of small cottages, &c., in Tadcaster, co. York. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Thomas Ross and Jo. Fyfield for same of the manor of Cookham, &c., co. Berks. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 51.]
Same from Col. William Godolphin praying for his sufferings and losses such sums of money as he can discover to have been concealed, not exceeding 10,000l. With Treasurer Southampton's order hereupon as follows. "The petitioner seeks a great summe and such as I can ill comply with for any single person ... I shall not change my rules. If the discoverer expresse what it is he hopes to bring in to His Majesty and show his proofes to Mr. Attorney General he shall have a tenth, and His Majesty be at the charge of the suite; [but if the discoverer will be at the charge of the suite] he shall have a sixt; and for what shalbe answered or brought into His Majesties Excheqeur cleere what His Majesty may intend for the petitioner and declare his pleasure upon shalbe observed."
Appending:—A note of the nature of the concealment and a further entry of a like decision on the part of Treasurer Southampton. [Ibid. pp. 71–2.]
Petition from John Prunke, master of the ship "King David," for its release from seizure. The Barons of the Exchequer to afford petitioner such relief as may suit with the course of the Court. [Ibid. VI. p. 43.]