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February 1663

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'Minute Book: February 1663', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 467-473. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80064 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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February 1663

Feb. 3.The report from same, read and entered, on the papers concerning some ashes entered in the Custom House, London, by William Beale, merchant, as soap ashes, otherwise called pearl or white ash, of the product and manufacture of Germany, and used for the making of soap and other uses: together with an affidavit by Godfrey Lee and Joas Everson, citizens and merchants of London, to the above effect. The Customs Farmers being satisfied that the ashes are not pot ashes but pearl ashes, and chiefly used in dyeing, whereas pot ashes are merely to make soap, Ordered: that as these pearl ashes are not subject to a seizure they be immediately delivered. [Early Entry Book X. p. 169.]
Feb. 4.The royal warrant of the 27th ult., read and entered, to permit Don Francisco Correa de Sylva to embark in any port eight horses, and to transport them to Holland or Portugal without custom. Ordered: this warrant to be observed. [Ibid.]
Feb. 5.The Earl of Newcastle's petition to the King, read and entered in abstract (on reference from the King of Dec. 10 last), concerning the loan of 10,000l. to the King in 1639, of which he has been repaid only 6,500l., leaving 3,500l. principal not repaid, on which petitioner has paid interest amounting to 5,740l. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "That I may understand the state of this loane and what assignacons were given for payment of it and how much thereof hath been receaved and allowed upon any accounts," therefore desires a certificate of the state of the matter from the Exchequer, from the Auditor of Imprests and Clerk of the Pipe. [Ibid. IV. p. 96.]
Feb. 12.Petition from John Symboll, of Battersea, brewer, read. Ordered: as this petitioner offers voluntarily to appear, that Tuesday next be fixed to hear this business, and that the warrant for his arrest be suspended. [Ibid. XI. p. 214.]
The memorial of the 6th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing an allowance of 220l. over and above the usual salary of 2s. in the £ to Mathew Plowman, late Sub-Commissioner of Excise for Somerset on his account to Sept. 29 last. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 215.]
Feb. 13.Same of same date from same, read and entered, proposing that Mr. Alexander Ekins and Mr. John Willughby, two of the present farmers of Excise of co. Northampton, have the arrears standing out in the said county to Sept. 28 last (being 185l. 3s. 7d.), for the sum of 100l., that being the consideration for which they were granted to Henry Bedele, deceased, who with Samuel Neale was a late Sub-Commissioner for Excise for the counties of Northampton and Rutland. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 215.]
Same from same of the 3rd inst., read and entered, similarly proposing to accept from Robert Millington and Alexander Ekins, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Leicester, 200l. for the like arrears of 417l. 13s. 8d. due from the said county: and further to allow them 150l. for their extraordinary charges. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 216.]
Same from same of the 11th inst., read and entered, proposing to accept the offer from William George and Mathew Coppinger (who are employed at Bristol in the affairs of the Excise) of 10s. in the £ for the like arrears of 491l. 2s. 6d. due from the county of Somerset; Mr. Mathew Plowman, late Sub-Commissioner of Excise for that county, having refused to intermeddle with the collection thereof. Ordered: approved of. [Early Entry Book XI. pp. 216–7.]
The memorial of the 8 Dec. last, from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to accept 40l. from Nicholas Battaile and Hugh Tresse, late Sub- Commissioners of Excise for co. Nottingham, for the like arrears of 68l. 3s. 0d. similarly due from said county. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 217.]
Same from same of the 27th ult., read and entered, proposing to accept of 103l. 10s. 0d. from Gerrard Fowke and Thomas Foote, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Derby, for the like arrears of 207l. 0s. 0d. similarly due from said county: and also to allow said Fowke and Foote 120l. for their extraordinary charges in their final account. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. p. 218.]
Same from same of the 13th inst., read and entered, proposing that the like arrears of 162l. similarly due from the county of Huntingdon be given to Francis Meux and Francis Becket, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for said county, in consideration of their extraordinary charges, and a further 186l. be allowed them on account of same in their final accounts. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. pp. 218–9.]
Feb. 13.The petition from Morough Earl of Inchiquin (on reference of this instant February from the King), read and entered, concerning the King's declared intentions of granting him a pension of 1,000l. a year for 21 years in recompence for the Presidency of Munster, disposed from the petitioner: and praying as a substitute for said pension the sole licence for seven years of importing yearly into this kingdom from Holland 2,000 tons of whalebone, fins and oil, custom free, the Customs Farmers having no grant of the Customs of those commodities: the said fins and oil being necessary for the making of soap, and for the making and scouring of woollen cloth, but being prohibited by the Navigation Act to be imported from Holland as not being of the growth of those countries. Ordered: that the Customs Farmers "conferr with this petitioner and the merchants that they may satisfy themselves of the present trade of the commodities herein mentioned and the necessity of their importation for want of our owne merchants being able to doe the same." [Ibid. X. pp. 172–3.]
[?]Petition from John Craven, sworn gauger for the Excise for Farnham, concerning a violent assault upon him by Cornelius Bracketon, innkeeper, and Francis Mabberly, victualler, both of Farnham. Ordered: the Attorney General to take this case into his particular care, and to cause an information to be put in against the person herein complained of. [Ibid. XI. p. 219.]
Feb. 16.Petition from Giles Travers of London, merchant, concerning damaged Spanish wines, imported by him about a year since in the "Justice," John Gattery master, from Malaga, and in the "Hope," Andrew Ordey master; petitioner having had a warrant for allowance thereon 1661–2, Jan. 2, of which he made no use, and desiring therefore to apply the allowance to a cargo of wines now arrived. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "It seems strange to me that this petitioner haveing a warrant for an allowance for damage, should not timely make use thereof, and therefore before I make use of that pretence I referr it" to the Customs Farmers for report. [Early Entry Book X. p. 174.]
Feb. 19.The certificate from Jo. Wood, an Auditor of Imports, read and entered, of the preparation of the account of William Legg, Lieut. Gen. of the Ordnance of the 35,726l. 17s. 4½d. received by him out of the Exchequer, from the Restoration to 1662, June 30. With minute by Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley. "It appearing the Lieut. of the Ordnance's accounts are with the Auditor and lye there onely for a dispatch and he having presented us an abstract of them, wee direct that process [against Legg on said accounts] be suspended untill further order, and require the Auditors of the Imprest to hasten the accounts." [Ibid. IV. p. 113.]
The order of the King in Council of the 28th ult., read and entered, referring to the Lord Treasurer the petition and address by way of information against Richard Hudson, Charles Temple, Martin Emson and Thomas Denton, who, pretending to be His Majesty's servants, have seized a parcel of needles of one William Beamont without making entry thereof in the Exchequer, but converted the same to their own use: and have since that time troubled the said Beamont and carried him prisoner to one of their houses, and there detained him till they had got 26l. out of him. Ordered: that these persons appear at Southampton House on Tuesday next, and if they fail herein (which in other cases formerly they have done), then they are to be apprehended as delinquents by the messenger. [Ibid. X. p. 177.]
The memorial of the 8th ult. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow to Col. John Mildmay, Robert Amery, Anthony Gratiano and William Latham, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Essex, 400l. for extraordinary charges in their final accompt to Sept. 29 last. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. XI. p. 220.]
Feb. 21.The memorial of the 18th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to accept from Richard Vivian, George Glanvill, Peter Haggedot and William Glyde, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Devon, 331l. for the arrears of 662l. 1s. 8d. standing out on said county at Sept. 29 last. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. pp. 220–1.]
Same of the 7th ult. from same, read and entered, proposing to accept 240l. from Sir St. John Moore and Raph Pemberton, late Sub-Commissioners for Excise for co. Berks, for the like arrears of 432l. 9s. 11d. similarly due from said county: and also to allow them 200l. on their final account in consideration of their extraordinary expenses. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. p. 221.]
The memorial of the 3rd inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, similarly proposing to accept of 240l. from John Jenkinson, William George and Robert Ibbett, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Cambridge for the arrears of 479l. 4s. 6d. similarly due from said county: and further to allow them 150l. towards their extraordinaries in their final account. Ordered: allowed of. [Early Entry Book XI. p. 222.]
Same from same of the 18th inst. similarly proposing to accept of 155l. from Henry Hampson and George Skipp, present Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Hants for the arrears of 311l. 13s. 3d. similarly due from said county, the late Sub-Commissioners having made too low an offer for same, viz. only 8s. in the £. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 222–3.]
Same from same of the 8rd ult., read and entered, proposing to allow to Col. Richard Scriven and John Stainer, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Salop, 275l. for extraordinaries in their final account to Sept. 29 last: together with a further arrear of 25l. standing out. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 223.]
Same from same of the 3rd inst., read and entered, proposing to accept 100l. from James Bollen and John Ward, two of the late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Sussex, for the arrears of 262l. 6s. 8d. standing out on said county on Sept. 29 last: also to allow them 300l. for extraordinaries in their final account to Sept. 29 last. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 224.]
Same from same of the 11th inst., read and entered, similarly proposing to accept 70l. from Sir Arthur Caley and William Hickman, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Warwick, for the arrears of 128l. 7s. 1d. similarly standing out on said county. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid.]
Same from same of the 7th ult., read and entered, similarly proposing to accept 30l. from Sir Thomas Strickland, John Stanhope, and William Ashenden, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for the West Riding of Yorkshire, for the arrears of 72l. 19s. 6d. similarly standing out on said county: and further to allow them 200l. for extra-ordinaries in their final account. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 225.]
Same from same of the 3rd inst., read and entered, similarly proposing to allow to George Rawleigh, John Doner and John Hunt, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Oxford and Bucks, 150l. for extraordinaries in their final account to Sept. 29 last, they having been very diligent and having kept up the revenue there far above other counties of the like proportion, and having left standing out in arrears not above 10l. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid.]
Feb. 23.Petition from Stephen Gwillim, for payment of the salary, as formerly allowed him, for his constant attendance on the Commissioners of Appeals and the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise. Ordered: that as petitioner is now discharged he be allowed his salary as formerly until Lady Day next. [Ibid. p. 226.]
Feb. 24.The Customs Farmers' report, read and entered, on the petition of Giles Travers ut supra, p. 469, under date 1662–3, Feb. 16. Ordered: that the former warrant of 1661–2, Jan. 2, of which no use has been made, be observed. [Ibid. X. p. 178.]
[? Feb. 24.]Petition from Richard Beech for discharge of a seizure of Spanish tobacco. Referred: to the Customs Farmers. [Early Entry Book X. p. 179.]
Feb. 28.The memorial of the 18th inst. from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise, read and entered, concerning the debt due from Thomas Garret and Richard Harvey, sometime Farmers of Excise for co. Essex, who stood charged on account of the augmentation of their farm anno 1657, in consideration of the 6d. per barrel Excise increase on strong beer and ale, and also with the sum of 1,000l. Propose to accept 100l. herefor from Isaac Rutting, one of the sureties of the said farmers, in full discharge. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XI. pp. 226–7.]
The like, read, concerning the debt due from Robert Doughty and William Life, sometime Farmers of Excise for co. Norfolk, who are similarly charged with 500l. for said augmentation. Propose to accept 50l. from said Doughty the surviving farmer, the said farmers having enjoyed the said farm only five or six weeks after the said augmentation was charged on them by the Excise Commissioners, and they having settled their compositions with the county before. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 227.]
The memorial from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow to Richard Proud, John Lloyd and John Morris, late Sub-Commissioners for Excise for the six counties of North Wales, 834l. for their extraordinaries in their final accompt to Sept. 29 last; also to give them a commission to collect and receive to their own use the arrears of 196l. 19s. 11d. standing out on the said counties. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 228.]
Same of the 27th inst. from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise, read and entered, concerning the debt due from said Richard Prowd and William Oakes for arrears of Excise standing out at 1660, Dec. 25, on the said six counties of North Wales. Propose to allow them 40l. for their extraordinaries herein over and above their allowance of 2s. in the £. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 229.]
Petition from Capt. John Lloyd for consideration for his extraordinary charges in collecting and managing the Excise in Denbigh and Flint for 18 months, in which he raised 907l., which exceeds the returns of neighbouring counties by 320l., though equally valued. Referred: to the Excise Commissioners. [Ibid.]
The memorial of this day from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to accept from Sir John Boys, Sir Edward Wingfeild, Henry Wriothsly, Walter Smith and Thomas Stephens, late Sub-Commissioners for co. Kent, 357l. for the arrears of 714l. standing out on said county: and further proposing to allow them 600l. for extraordinaries in their final account to Sept. 29 last. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 230.]
Same from same of the 27th inst. similarly proposing to accept 95l. from John Gape, Robert New and William White, late Sub-Commissioners for Excise for co. Hertford for the arrears of 191l. 13s. 5d. standing out on said county: and further to similarly allow them 100l. towards their extraordinaries. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 231.]
The memorial of this day's date from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, similarly proposing to allow to John Rose and Edward Hunt, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Hants, 150l. towards their extraordinaries on their accounts to Sept. 29 last. Ordered: allowed of. [Early Entry Book XI. p. 231.]
Same from same of the 18th inst., read and entered, similarly proposing to allow to John Rose and Thomas Palmer, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Hants, 120l. towards their extraordinaries in their accounts to 1662, March 25. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 232.]