Minute Book
December 1660

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'Minute Book: December 1660', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 40-49. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80005 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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December 1660

Dec. 1.Petition from John Congreeve, of London, merchant, for liberty to take into his custody two bales of silk. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 128.]
Same from Francis Hobblin for lease of a messuage called Bradridge, in Boyton, in the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 106.]
Same from Nicholas Payne and John Davy for leases of certain lands in Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 99.]
A fine of 20s. rated upon Samuell Proneire for suffers sheeres, &c. The composition 3l. [Ibid. p. 39.]
Dec. 3.Petition from the following, all of the county of Cornwall, viz., Hugh Trevanion, concerning the fine on his estate in a tenement in the manor of Treluggin, contracted with His Majesty's Commissioners of the Duchy of Cornwall in 1645; Jo. Robins concerning a tenement in said manor; John Lannard concerning a same in same; Nicholas Kemp concerning a tenement; Jo. Connock concerning certain woods in the Duchy manor of Calstock, called Harewood, Northleewood, Southleewood, Graycomwood, Hawkmoorwood, Kilhaywood; Charles Trevanion concerning the toll tin of the manor of Treverbyn; Thomas Budge concerning a tenement called Newland and Clemcomb, parcel of the manor of Carradon ("Carnedon"); Robert Hancock concerning a tenement called the Higher Treverry, in said manor; Charles Trevanion, gent., and Emanuell Piper concerning a little tenement called Refuggo and other premises, detailed, in the manor of Trevertyn Courtney, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall; and two little coppice woods in the manor of Penleane, called Higher Polswth and Lower Polswth. [Early Entry Book II. pp. 46–7.]
Same from Robert Styles, gent, for a lease of a close called Well Close, in the parish of Stepney. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 47.]
Same from John Lyne, of Chertsey, Surrey, for a lease of a coppice or grove of wood lying in Chertsey, called Potters Park. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Dec. 4.Petition from Richard Paxford and Ann Rickman, widow, concerning money collected by Richard Bradshaw, Receiver of the King's revenue in North Wales in January, 1642–3, Bradshaw not having accounted for same and having extended upon petitioners. Referred: to the Attorney General. [Ibid. VI. p. 51.]
Same from John Bassett for lease of a tenement in West Anthony, and one in the manor of [Stoke] Climsland Prior, and one in the manor of Treluggin, co. Cornwall, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 45.]
Same from Thomas Bennett for a grant of the office of feodary and bailiwick and coroner of the honor of Richmond, with divers other liberties, castleward rents, and sheriff's aid in the counties of Cambridge, Herts, Suffolk, and Essex. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. II. p. 65.]
Same from Edward Phillips in behalf of his sister Hooper, concerning her lease in a tenement in Nether Trelabe, parcel of the manor of [Stoke] Climsland and Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 66.]
Same from Anthony Buckle, John Ripley and Thomas Walker for a new lease of the separate granges of West Grafton, Cranbergh, Arundell House, Carlton Flatts and Couenhead, co. Yorks. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 57.]
Same from Col. Robert Mohun setting forth articles against John Ellesden, who was put into the place of Collector of Customs of Lyme by Cromwell. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners, who are to have regard to His Majesty's letters of recommendation of petitioner to them. [Ibid. p. 48.]
Sir Charles Harbord's certificate upon the petition concerning the farm of Welton, co. Somerset, from Bridgett Robinson, since wife of James Bibbles, deceased, read and entered in extenso; with Southampton's subscription as follows. "Mr. Surveyor. If you can reduce this to years and make some provision for this poor woman I shall approve of it." [Early Entry Book II. p. 49.]
Petition from John Mogg, concerning his interest in a living, parcel of the manor of Farrington Gurney, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid.]
Same from Hugh Tent for a lease of a coalwork in Farrington Gurney. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 51.]
[?]Same from William Webb and Jo. Mogg concerning their interest in the farm of Welton, co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 50.]
Dec. 5.Petition from Diego Rodrigues Aries (on reference from the King of date the 25th ult.) for the duties on such goods as should be entered in his name to be foreborne him for six months after entry without interest, to the end he may raise said duties out of the proceeds of said goods. Referred to the Customs Commissioners. "If this peticion had not been referred from His Majesty and recommended by the Spanish Ambassador I had not put it under consideration. But because it pretends advantage of trade and you can better judge of it I desire your oppinions." [Ibid. VIII. p. 130.]
Same from Charles Holloway to be restored to the office of steward of the manor of Shippon and the manor of East Hendred, co. Berks, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 72.]
Same from Francis Phillips for the stewardship of the manor of Kennington, co. Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from John Fotherby for extension of lease of a tenement in the manor of Farrington Gurney, co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 63.]
Same from Godwin Swift for a lease of the coalwork in the manor or lordship of Farrington Gurney, co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 52.]
Same from Sir John Menns and Robert Phellips for a grant of the late priory and manor and rectory of Cannington, co. Somerset. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 68.]
Same from Isabella, widow of Col. Mathew Boynton, for new leases of the manor of Blisworth, co. Northampton. Referred: ut supra, in case the lands referred to form no part of Grafton nor of the lands of the Duke of Richmond's warrant. [Ibid. p. 60.]
Dec. 6.Petition from Arthur Bettsworth, merchant, for leave to take up a parcel of whale fins, paying duty according to the book of rates. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 139.]
Same from William Culliford, late of Martock, Somerset, concerning his term in the manor of Milton Falconbridge, in said county. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 105.]
Petition from several ancient tenants of the Duchy of Cornwall, as follows, read and referred to the Surveyor General of Lands, viz., Jo. Elland concerning a tenement in the manor of Treverbyn Courtney, Cornwall; Mary Menheire concerning a same called Bennalluck in the said manor; Peter Roberts concerning a same called Treganhissey in the said manor; Jo. Hoyle concerning a same called Treverrack in the manor of Trevennon; Thomas Polwheele concerning a same called Pengelley in the same manor. [Early Entry Book II. p. 83.]
Same from Elizabeth Reynolds praying a pension for her great sufferings, having been wounded and imprisoned for her services and affection to His Majesty. Order to allow her 20l. by virtue of the Privy Seal dormant. [Ibid. p. 64.]
[? Dec. 6.]An information from John Wescum, gent., against J.S. for considerable sums of money due to His Majesty. Referred: to the Attorney General to take information and proofs thereof. [Ibid.]
Dec. 7.Petition from Martha Hamond for 21l. 2s. 8d. for her present relief, being for goods sold on board the "William and Thomas" frigate, whereof petitioner's husband was master. Order to Sir Robert Pye to pay same. [Ibid. p. 59.]
Dec. 8.Petition from Henry Tompson and Co., of York, merchants, to be permitted to import wines and fruits, paying no more Customs than if imported in English shipping. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners as follows: "There are several of these cases that are fraudulent. There are others that may be true and fitt for a reliefe. Soe as in this particular I must be answered two things first by the Commissioners whether these wines were sincerely shipped and without any colouring strangers goods, but by the accident of time only bottomed in strangers vessells, and when that proves soe whether by the Act [of Navigation] I can by any authority of my place dispense with the same. Which if I cannot doe and that by reason of the same His Majesty should loose the Customes hereof, which I understand are considerable, I desire Mr. Attorney Genl, whose oppinion I hereby pray in that which concernes my former quere upon the Act, to consider whether His Maty may by and Privy Seale or otherwise in such a case where noe fraud is dispense with the same." [Ibid. VIII. p. 131.]
Petition from Sir William St. Ravy and Sir Timothy Tirrell, baronets, for a grant of the office of Lieutenant and Custos of the Forest of Stowood, co. Oxford, under the rent of 25l. per an., and same of the Forest of Shotover, co. Oxford, under the like rent. Referred: as follows by Treasurer Southampton. "To dissaforest these forests and yet grant the offices belonging to the forest and continue the fees seemes not very reasonable. To grante away the soyle in fee farme is not suiteable to my instructions. Yet if Mr. Surveyor General [of Lands] finds these lands fit to be granted in severalty I am content to propose such a way for leaseing the same as that His Majesty may improve his owne revenue." [Ibid. II. p. 63.]
Same from Edm. Fowell for extension of lease of the wood and wood grounds called Harwood Northheale, in Calstock, Cornwall, part of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book II. p. 64.]
Dec. 10.The petition to the King from the merchants and factors residing in the town and port of Dover concerning the composition trade, and praying the continuance thereof, referred by Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners. Prefixing:—An entry of the order of reference of said petition to Lord Treasurer Southampton as made at the Privy Council the 23rd ult., the King being present. [Ibid. VIII. p. 133.]
Same from John Wilkinson, Gawen Carter and Francis Clyfton, praying a release of green hides seized. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 134.]
Same from Henry Collier for same of a piece of velvet seized. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from John Mogg for extension of lease of a messuage, parcel of the manor of Widcombe. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 64.]
Same from Toby Tegnes to be admitted to compound for a tenement in the same manor, part of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Peter Roswell, of Englishcombe, co. Somerset, for leave to compound for a third life of the farm of the manor of Englishcombe, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 65.]
[?]Same from John Mayhew for some clothes seized. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 134.]
Dec. 12.Petition from Richard Fuller and Richard Alie, merchants, to be admitted to import wines from Bordeaux, paying duties according to the book of rates. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. VIII. p. 138.]
Same from Capt. Samuell Terricke for a grant of the composition money formerly due to James I for fines from the copyholders of the the manor of Newcastle [under Lyme], co. Stafford. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. VI. p. 52.]
Same from Thomas Buttolph, late Chaplain to Charles I, for an order for the leases and impropriations of Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. II. p. 106.]
Same from Jo. Trelawney for a lease of three tenements in the manors of West Anthony and Boyton, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 73.]
Same from Sir Ralph Verney for a new lease of land called Norcott, part of the manor of Shippon, co. Berks, part of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 82.]
Same from Lieut. Col. Thomas Hunt setting forth that thirty of his soldiers were sold for slaves into the Barbados, where they now remaine in a sad condition. Prays some consideration for their transportation. With Treasurer Southampton's resolution hereupon as follows. "These honest and loyall persons that now remaine in Barbados and were transported for appearing in defence of His Majesties just right, are fit to be cared for and therefore I very earnestly recomend it to the Governor of the Isle that by the first good passage that is for England he accomodate these persons for their returne, and that he give me notice what he hath done therein. And he shall find as His Majesty will approve the service soe I shall allow what moderately he disburses thereupon." [Early Entry Book II. p. 97.]
[?Dec. 12.]Petition from Richard Arundell. Warrant to the Surveyor General accordingly for a constat of Sutton Pool farm, near Plymouth, co. Devon. [Ibid. VI. p. 53.]
Dec. 13.Petition from Edmond Prideux concerning three small tenements called Holy Grove, Hoscell, and Comb, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 90.]
Same from William Braddon, gent., for a new lease of the manor of Treworgy, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 93.]
Same from Jane Wemys for a lease of the manor of Little Weldon, co. Northampton. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
[?Dec.14.]Petition from Thomas Hill, of London, merchant (on reference from the King of date 1660, Dec. 13), concerning three ships sent from Amsterdam with horses to Barbados, where they are to relade for England. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 81.]
Dec. 15.Petition from Edward Trussell, His Majesty's mercer (on reference from the King of the 7th inst.), for a parcel of waste ground and coney warren called Longwood Warren, co. Southampton, whereof Nich. Love, a traitor, was possessed. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 88.]
Same from Francis Buller concerning his reversionary lease of the park of Carryballock, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Sir Jo. Carew for a new lease of the castle and park of Trematon, parcel of said Duchy. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Major Jo. Errington for a lease of two fulling mills near the late monastry of Newminster, co. Northumberland. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 89.]
Same from Richard Powle for a grant of the office of bailiff of the seven hundreds in the forest division of Berkshire (on reference from the King of the 22nd ult.). Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 90.]
Same from George Kirke concerning the reversionary grant to him by the late King of the third part of the Forest of Gillingham, co. Dorset, in consideration of a loan to the King of 1,000l., and a fine of 440l. Prays some abatement in the fine, and that the said lands may be granted in fee farm to Sir Lewis Kirke and Richard Forty. With order of reference hereupon by Treasurer Southampton (made on an order of reference from the King of date 1660 Sept. 21.) to the Surveyor General of Lands, but with instructions to consider only of a lease or term of years as "His Majesty hath resolved that what lands of the Crowne are now to be past pass only for terme of years." [Ibid. p. 85.]
Petition from Thomas Hutchings for a lease of a small tenement called Holygrove and small parcels of land in Harscott and Cooms, late in the tenure respectively of Thomas Waddon, _ Shearme, and Thomas Ching; all in the parish of Moorwinstow and manor of Eastway, co. Cornwall. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book II. p. 83.]
Dec. 17.Petition from Francis, son of George Rookes, late searcher in Sandwich port, for the reversion of his father's place. Order for Mr. Dawson, who at present executes that office, to attend the Attorney General with his patents. [Ibid. VIII. p. 143.]
Same from Robert Hannay, Bart., for a lease of the manor of Moulsey ("Mulsy Mathan"), co. Surrey. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 93.]
Same from Sir Thomas Mainwaring, of Peover, co. Chester, for a new lease of the fines upon alienations or surrenders of copyhold lands in the manor of Macclesfield, and of all heriots and reliefs for the said copyhold lands; also of all waifs, strayes and several other perquisites within the hundred of Macclesfield at and under the yearly rental of 6l. 13s. 4d. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 95.]
Same from Raphaell Tartaro, George Markham and Robert Thorold for discovery of several sums of money belonging to His Majesty concealed in the hands of divers particular receivers, high sheriffs, undersheriffs, bailiffs, high collectors and sub-collectors for several assessments: and praying power to seize books, &c., and to have a sixth part of what shall be recovered. With Treasurer Southampton's resolution hereupon as follows. "I pray Mr. Attorney General that he take a schedule of the names and the proofes against them, which are alledged to retaine these publique moneys and to put in informations against soe many of them as he thinke fitt to proceed in. And then whatever in this kind shalbe recovered, the petitioners bearing the charge of the suite, and Mr. Attorney thinking them fit to be sued I will allow a sixth part." [Ibid. p. 96.]
Same from Nicholas Cotterell concerning his lease of 40 acres of land, parcel of Marybone Park. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 98.]
Same from William Milman to be continued tenant in a small tenement lately built on Crown waste in the highway side in St. Martin's in the Fields. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Lady Spry, widow of Sir Henry Spry, Kt. and Colonel, for a lease of a farm now in the possession of Capt. Blackwell in the forest of Windsor. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Dorothy Cary and Simone Cary, daughters of Ferdinando Cary, praying that the 1,200l. arrears of their mother's annuity of 200l. per an., payable out of the estate of the Earl of Danby, possessed by Sir Jo. Danvers, deceased, may be paid out of the estate of the said Sir Jo. Danvers with damages. Petitioners to attend the Attorney General. [Ibid. p. 100.]
Petition from Richard Spencer, Sir Gervase Clifton, Sir William Walter and Sir Thomas Fanshaw, on behalf of themselves and others creditors of his late Majesty, setting forth that for the supply of the late King's pressing necessities in the time of the late rebellion, they with others, by loan of their own moneys and by taking up others' money at interest, did raise and pay divers great sums of money amounting to 27,400l. principal money, for security whereof his said Majesty by letters patent of 1643, July 4, did grant to them in trust New Forest, Sherwood Forest, Clarendon Park, and Bowood Park, and other parks and lands adjoining. By reason of the late long troubles have had no benefit of the said security. Pray to be admitted to enter on the premises and to stand seized thereof till they be indemnified. Referred: to the Attorney General and Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book II. pp. 100–1.]
Same from Henry Seymour for a lease of Crown lands to the value of 500l. per an. in consideration of his services and losses. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 91.]
Same from Henry Philport for certain lands in the Forest of Fynkeley ("Finkly"). Referred: to the Solicitor General and the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 99.]
Dec. 18.Petition from Mary Gewen (Gawen), widow, and Thomas Gewen, her son, concerning her late husband, Thomas Gewen's interest and claim to the manor of Boyton and Barton of Breadridge, co. Cornwall. Referred: to the Attorney and Solicitor General and Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. VI. p. 71.]
Same from Charles Duke of Richmond and Lennox for a grant of about 10,000 acres of waste land near Poole [and] Wareham and other places in Dorset, usually overflowed by the sea. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. II. p. 116.]
[?Dec. 19.]Petition from Vincent de la Barre for an examination of the matter of the revoking of his letters patent. Referred: to the Attorney General. [Ibid. p. 101.]
Dec. 20.Petition from Aldred Seaman, of Milverton, Somerset, to be steward of His Majesty's two-thirds part of the borough of Milverton. Ordered: Seaman to execute said office. [Ibid. VI. p. 77.]
Same from Sir John Wolstenholme (constituted by letters patent of 1619, July 23, collector of subsidies outwards, London port, and suspended by order of Parliament of 1643, Oct. 21, said order being procured by Richard Shuite, merchant) praying payment of 207l. 10s. 0d. for his services, to be paid by Alderman Fowke and the rest of the three Customs Commissioners still living. Referred: to Sir Charles Harbord. [Ibid. II. p. 102.]
Same from Richard Latham (Lathum) for a lease of certain tithes arising out of 800 acres in the Forest of Bruton, ("Bruham") co. Somerset. [Ibid.]
Dec. 21.Petition from Captain John Carcado for delivery of 538 patacons of Spanish tobacco damaged by reason of being long at sea. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 144.]
Petition from Allan Wharton, Lieut. of horse in the Duke of York's regiment, and from Mary, his wife, for two tenements in St. Margaret's Lane, Westminster. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book VI. p. 76.]
Same from John Gay and five others, detailed, ancient tenants of the manor of Englishcombe, Somerset, for a mitigation of their fines for further estates in their several tenements. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Charles Lord Gerard, Baron of Brandon, praying the office of surveying and sealing of gold and silver thread for 31 years with usual fees. With Treasurer Southampton's minute, "The office I have understood to be of an illegal nature. Yet the petitioner conceiving his councell can satisfie His Majesties learned councell therein I direct Mr. Attorney Generall be attended whose opinion I pray in order to His Majesties service and the publick benefit." [Ibid. p. 77.]
Dec. 27.Petition from Bridget, relict of Thomas Bray, late groom of the Bedchamber, for a lease of such of the lands of William Say as lie in the fens. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 81.]
Same from Francis Hoblin for lease of messuages late in the possession of John Reefe and John Rowe. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. II. p. 107.]
Dec. 28.Petition from Col. William Ker for a lease of the manor of Eckington, co. Derby, and of Challow pasture, co. Bucks. To attend the Surveyor General of Lands, to whom Mr. Galliard, Mr. Frethwell, and Mr. Tilsley's petitions have been referred. [Ibid. p. 125.]
Same from John Apsley, of Grays Inn, concerning his estate in Pulborough, co. Sussex, mortgaged to Stephen Alcocke, and demised to Downes, by whom it is forfeited to the Crown. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 126.]
The Surveyor General to make out a particular in order to a lease to Walter Axford and Elizabeth his wife. [Ibid. VI. p. 82.]
Petition from Francis Lord Hawley for a grant of the power to let leases for lives upon the manor of Milton Faulkenbridge. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 84.]
Same from John Gamott, a foreigner, for a grant of land out of the estate of Henry Smith, of Withcote, co. Leicester, a regicide. The Surveyor General to pursue the King's pleasure herein for a lease to petitioner of the clear value of 200l. per an. Appending:—Copy of a royal order dated 1660, Nov. 29, signed by Secretary Nicholas for said lease. [Ibid. pp. 85–6.]
The Surveyor General's report read and entered at length on the petition of George Acton to be admitted tenant to the messuage called Martock, parcel of the manor of Milton Falconberge, co. Somerset. Order for the steward to make a grant of same by copy for certain terms, detailed. [Ibid. p. 88.]
The like in the case of the petition of Sir Henry Herbert for several coppices, &c., called the Lodge, in the forest of Wyre, co. Worcester. Order for a new lease according to the former agreement as soon as this estate is settled in the Crown. [Ibid. pp. 88–9.]
Dec. 31.The like in the case of the petition of Edward Wigley for a tenement near the Tower, built by one Saull upon the King's ground. Order for the lease to be at 5l. rent and 20l. fine. [Early Entry Book VI. p. 92.]
Petition from Thomas Shirley to be admitted tenant to an estate formerly possessed by Sir Michael Keirsy, in Sheppey, Kent. Petitioner to apply again to the King, as the lands petitioned for are designed for the Duke of York. [Ibid. p. 83.]
Same from Edward Lord Herbert of Chirbury, for the office of Chief Forester of the forest of Snowdon, co. Carnarvon, and of Constable or Keeper of the Castle of Conway, and of Steward and Keeper of the Courts of all manors, lands, tenements, &c., pertaining to the late manor of Bardsey, co. Carnarvon: all as formerly granted to his grandfather and father. Complied with, but to be not for lives but during pleasure only; the petition for same from Sir Francis Lloyd not being complied with. [Ibid. II. pp. 121–2.]
Petition from Ann, relict of Henry Viscount Bellomont, for a lease of the manor of Tinten, co. Cornwall, on a reference from the King of the 30th ult. With Southampton's determination hereupon as follows. "This petition being for a lease of a mannor which your Majesty knowes is contrary to my instruccons I humbly certify I cannot breake them for any respect and therefore must returne the petitioner with submission to your Majesty's wisdom." [Ibid. II. p. 114.]
[?]The royal sign manual to John Holden (for appraising, disposing, and selling all such goods as are detained in the warehouse of the Custom House, London, and have been there for divers years without being owned by any person) read and entered. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners for their opinions what is fit to be done therein. [Ibid. VIII. p. 148.]