Minute Book
March 1663

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'Minute Book: March 1663', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 473-475. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80065 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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March 1663

[? Mar. 6.]Petition from Thomas Browne, of Ipswich, master and sole owner of the "St. Michaell," praying that said ship may have the privilege of a ship belonging to England. Referred: to the Customs Farmers. [Ibid. X. p. 181.]
March 14.The request from Charlotte Killegrew [Keeper of the Sweet Coffers for the Queen] to the [Customs Farmers], read and entered, together with the Customs Farmers' reply to same: she desiring the delivery to her servant of certain packets of gimp lace and gold and silver buttons coming in the barque of David Robin, same being for Her Majesty's use for trimming petticoats, garters and gloves. Ordered: that these particulars, being sent for the Queen's use, be re-delivered, and that the officer that seized them content himself with some small satisfaction. [Ibid. pp. 181–2.]
March 19.The memorial of the 17th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow to Richard Prowd, late one of the Sub-Commissioners of Excise for North Wales, 45l. 9s. 9d., being his charges and for the hazard of his person upon a riotous assembly at Conway, wherein the Justices of Peace refused to assist and were two to them sent for by a Sergeant at Arms. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XI. p. 232.]
Same of the 13th inst. from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise, read and entered, proposing to discharge the 200l. with which Christopher Lister and Jeremiah Tolhurst, late Farmers of Excise of Cumberland and Westmorland, are charged by way of augmentation on their farm, ended 1658, March 25. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 233.]
Same of the 10th inst. from same, read and entered, proposing to similarly discharge Edmund Peirce and Bold Boughey, sometime Farmers of Excise for co. Worcester, of the 260l. with which they stand charged by way of augmentation of rent of their farm to 1658, March 25. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid.]
The like for John White and Arthur Bodley, sometime Farmers of Excise for Hants, for the like augmentation of 500l. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid.]
The like for Edmund Waring, sometime Farmer of Excise for Shropshire, proposing to discharge the like augmentation of 300l. on payment of 8l. 5s. 0d., being the only money he ever received on that account. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. p. 234.]
The like for Robert Smith and Thomas Worswick, sometime Farmers of Excise for co. Stafford, proposing to discharge the like augmentation of 300l. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid.]
The memorial of the 6th inst. from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excis, read and entered, proposing to similarly discharge Esa Risby and Robert Williams, sometime Farmers of Excise for co. Somerset, the like augmentation of 160l. set on their farm of said Excise. Ordered: allowed of. [Early Entry Book XI. p. 234.]
The like for Sheffeild Clapham, sometime Farmer of Excise for the West Riding of Yorkshire, for the same of the like augmentation of 500l. on payment of 50l. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 235.]
The memorial of the 17th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to acccept 600l. from Samuel Boothouse and Edward Chamberlayne, two of the late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Norfolk, for 1,032l. of arrears standing out on the said county: and further to allow to the said two and to Henry Potkins and their partners 800l. towards their extraordinaries as Sub-Commissioners for said county on their final account to Sept. 29 last. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 235–6.]
Same of the 16th inst. from same, read and entered, forwarding the salary bill, prefixed in detail, for the officers of the Excise Office, London, for the quarter ending 1663, March 25 (total 940l.). Ordered: payment of these salaries allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 236–7.]
Same of the 6th inst. from same, read and entered, proposing to accept 450l. from Anthony Gratiano, Robert Amery and William Latham, three of the late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Essex, for the arrears of 865l. 17s. 4d. standing out on said county [from 1660, Dec. 25 to 1662, Sept. 29]. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 238.]
The report of the 17th inst. from same, read and entered, on the petition of Capt. John Lloid, late one of the Sub-Commissioners of Excise in North Wales. Propose to allow him 100l. towards his extraordinaries. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 238–9.]
March 20.Petition from Sir Francis Godolphin, Receiver of Crown Revenues in co. Devon and Cornwall and Governor of the garrison of the Island of Scilly, read and entered, concerning his being forced to disburse 2,000l. towards supply of said garrison, occasioned by that great arrear [of unpaid wages] due, which the assignations allowed them by Privy Seal are too short to satisfy; and praying a respite of 813l. 13s. 3 1/8d., now remaining on this year's accompts in view of the arrears of that garrison increasing. Ordered: to attend Lord Ashley, who is to make the respite desired. [Ibid. IV. p. 157.]
1663.
March 27.
The certificate from Sir Robert Pye, late Auditor of the Receipt, read and entered, as to tallies leived at the Receipt in 1639–40, Feb. 1, for 4,000l. lent to the late King by Henry, late Earl of Manchester. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "To the end I may understand the true nature of this loane of 4,000l. to his late Majestie" and what assignations were given for repayment of it and how much thereof has been received or allowed upon any accompt; therefore a certificate is desired from the Receipt of how the matter stands in the Exchequer. [Ibid. p. 164.]
March 27.Petition, read and entered, with an affidavit attached, from Joseph Dawes, John Neale, Jo. Whinnell, Tho. Hunt, Roger Cock and Thomas Gibbons, merchants and owners of the ketch "Loving Friendship," against which one Peter Barret exhibited an information in Hilary Term, 13 Charles II., of her transporting wool contrary to statute, and which is now seized at Yarmouth by said Barret by virtue thereof. Referred: to the Barons of the Exchequer. [Early Entry Book X. p. 182.]
March 31.Petition from the Sergeant Trumpeter and the rest of the Trumpeters for payment of their salaries for their present supply, they having received no part thereof these two years. With minute by Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley. "I understand most of these persons served the King abroad and are strangers. I therefore direct Sir Robert Long to pay unto the Treasurer of the Chamber out of the first moneys that come into the Exchequer one year's salaries for these petitioners." [Ibid. IV. p. 165.]