Minute Book
April 1661

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'Minute Book: April 1661', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 136-138. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80016 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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April 1661

April 2.Petition from John Melton for release of a parcel of bandstring seized by a Customs officer. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. VIII. p. 228.]
April 3.Petition (on reference from the King of Dec. 4 last) from Lady Livesey to have the benefit of her jointure, having been confined by her husband, Sir Michael Livesey, for her loyalty, he being an excepted person. Ordered: the Surveyor General to communicate with the officers of the Duke of York hereon. [Ibid. p. 195.]
Same from Sir Charles Berkly, Comptroller of the Household (on reference from the King of the 29th ult.), for grant of a farm called Burseis farm, near Gunville, co. Dorset, a tenement in Bedcester in Fontmell, co. Dorset, and the manor of Yarnfield, co. Somerset. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid.]
Same from Sir Charles Compton and Thomas Ellyott (on reference from the King of the 15th ult.). Set forth that said Compton was upon a former petition granted a warrant for a bill to constitute him Surveyor and Receiver of all fines, issues, amerciaments and forfeited recognizances, with other forfeitures (except post fines and issues of jurors) in England: which bill has been stopped on some pretence of the Earl of Bristol. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "This being a busines relating to the law and course of the Exchequer, and my former examinacon of it having been grounded upon a generall opinion I found amongst His Ma's learned councell that it was unfit to farme these fynes and amerciaments and forfeited recognizances usually called the Greenwax, and referred Sir Charles Compton's former petition to Sir Orlando Bridgman, then Lord Chief Baron, and Mr. Surveyor General: and therefore now again upon the pretence of my very good Lord the Earle of Berkshire who formerly farmed the same and whose lease for some yeares hath been expired I" refer the matter to the Lord Chief Justice Bridgman, the Lord Chief Baron, the Attorney General and Surveyor General. [Ibid. p. 196.]
Same from John Rickards for a lease of certain rents in a meadow called Cow Meadow, co. Radnor, and a close called Close Mawre, Ibid., and a mill called Guern Pine Mill, co. Montgomery; all being concealments. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 197.]
April 4.The Surveyor General's report read upon the petition of William Culliford, late of Martock, co. Somerset, concerning his term in a close of pasture called Whetstones Fields in the manor of Milton Falconbridge, co. Somerset. Ordered: the steward of said manor to grant said estate. [Ibid. VI. pp. 195–6.]
April 6.Petition from Thomas Lewis, of London, merchant, for a discharge of 20 barrels of tin seized. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Early Entry Book VIII. p. 231.]
April 8.The Surveyor General's certificate read of lands called Baltonsborough Moor, being by way of report on the petition of Edward Keeling for a lease of same as a discovery. Order for a constat of the premises in order to a lease accordingly. [Ibid. VI. p. 197.]
April 10.Petition from the merchants trading for Muscovia and Russia for liberty to import seal oil in English shipping from the place of growth, and that directions may be given to the Customs Commissioners accordingly. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners, who in case of doubt are to consult the Attorney General "and to certifye me thereupon whether I can give any ease to the petitioners or whether it be fit to gratifie them therein." [Ibid. VIII. p. 232.]
April 26.Petition from John Lang for a lease of a tenement in the manor of Boyton, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: to Sir Richard Prideaux. [Ibid. VI. p. 198.]
April 29.The Surveyor General's report, read and entered, on the petition of Richard Prideaux for an estate in tenements in the manor of Portlooe, part of the Duchy of Cornwall, held by John Vivian, Tristram Couch, Frideswid Frances and Nicholas Foote. Ordered: the ratal approved of and the steward of the manor to pass the estates to petitioner accordingly. [Ibid. p. 199.]
Same, read and entered, on the petition of Nicholas Kemp, for same in a tenement in the manor of Trelugan, co. Cornwall. Order for a constant in order to a lease. [Ibid. p. 200.]
April 30.Petition from Elizabeth Waters (on reference from the King of the 13th inst.) for extension of lease of three small closes of land in Barnet, Herts. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Ibid. p. 207.]
Same from George Walkelate (on reference from the King of the 10th inst.) for extension of lease of Highlins Park, co. Stafford, part of the Duchy of Lancaster. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Capt. John Dade (on reference of the 20th ult. from the Commissioners for examination into sales of Crown and church lands) for a lease of one moiety of the forest and chace of Bowland, purchased in January 1658–9 by Richard Benning. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 208.]
Same (on reference of same date from same Commissioners) from Richard Benning, a captain in Monck's army against Lambert, concerning his purchase of abovesaid moiety. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from John Grove (on reference from same Commissioners), a captain in the Duke of Albemarle's army, concerning his title to a fifth part of Bestwood Park, co. Notts, and certain tenements in the Savoy parish. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from John Kneebone for extension of a lease of a tenement in Upton in the manor of Carnedon Prior, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 200.]
Petition from Joan Kemp for extension of lease of a tenement in Netherton in the manor of Carnedon Prior. Referred: to the Surveyor General of Lands. [Early Entry Book VI. p. 200.]
Same from Thomas Harvy for same of a tenement in Upton in Clarendon [sic for Carnedon] Prior. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from John Dill for same of a tenement in South Butterhell in the manor of Carnedon Prior. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 201.]
Same from John Bradlake for full estates in two tenements called Shoresland, in Carnedon Prior manor, and Prinn's tenement in Netherton. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from John Trelawney for same in a tenement called Wringford, in the manor of Tinten. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from William Cosins and George Stephens for same in a tenement called Londbredy, in the manor of Ryme, co. Dorset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, and another in the manor of Ryme, called Longbredy [sic]. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Capt. Nich. Arundell for same of a tenement in Cranow, parcel of the manor of Treworgy, and other parcels of land called Lanteglos and Hellesbury parks. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same (on reference from the King of Feb. 2 last) from Sir John Henden, Kt., for a lease of the hundreds of Cranbrook, Berkeley, Blackbourne, Selbrittenden, Rolvenden, and Barnefield, being a great part of the seven hundreds of the lathe of Shawinghope, co. Kent. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 202.]
Same from Richard Hutton, of Goldsborough, co. York, for a new lease of the tithes of Clayton, Frickley, Stotfold, and Chippen, in the parish of Hooton Pagnell, as held by his grandfather Sir Richard Hutton, one of the judges of Common Pleas. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from George Williams for a re-grant on surrender of a religious house, founded by Robert de Paris in 980, called St. John Baptist, in Bedford, for 12 poor men; which was made a lay fee temp. Hy. VIII., granted by Edward VI. to William Stanton and one Stringer, and by Queen Elizabeth to John Farnham, who sold it to James Conyers, who sold to Edward Williams, petitioner's grandfather, "who enjoyed it long, paid the rent to the Crown and the poore their dues. That Major Genl. Harrison, Col. Okey, Capt. Wagstaffe, &c., threw the petitioner out, and employed it to the maintenance of one Bunnion, a tincker, Burton, a coachsmith, and one Gifford, all schismatics." Referred: to Sergeant Keeling, who is of that county, and understands the affairs of that town. [Ibid. p. 204.]