Minute Book
April 1663

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'Minute Book: April 1663 ', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 475-477. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80066 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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April 1663

April 2.Petition from Stanhop Mill, mariner, for the discharge of a seizure of 128l. in pieces of eight. Referred: to the Customs Farmers. [Ibid. X. p. 187.]
Same from Christopher Boone for leave to transport for Amsterdam 386 oz. of wrought plate. Referred: ut supra [Ibid.]
April 4.The memorial from the Excise Commissioners of the 1st inst., read and entered, proposing to accept 800l. from Robert Butts, Robt. Grove, William Stockton and Valentine Pearse, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Suffolk, for the arrears of 1,816l. 12s. 6d. standing out on said county to Sept. 29 last: and further to allow them 320l. towards their extraordinaries in their final account. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XI. p. 239.]
Same of the 13th ult. from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise, read and entered, proposing to accept 40l. from Elizabeth wife of Edward Ascough (Aiscough), executrix of Bartholomew Helby, her former husband, sometime one of the Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Northampton and Rutland, in settlement of the arrear of 119l. 14s. 2d. on said Helby's accounts which stood open to 1657, Sept. 29. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 240.]
Same of the 1st ult. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow to John Estcourt and Benedict Thistlethwait, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Wilts, 400l. towards their extraordinaries on their final account to Sept. 29 last: and further to grant them a commission to enable them to collect and enjoy the arrear of 34l. 12s. 1d. standing out on said county. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid.]
Same of the 31st ult. from same, read and entered, being by way of report on the petition of John Rose and Edward Hunt, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Hants, and proposing to allow to them 30l. as a further allowance towards extraordinaries. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 240–1.]
April 7.Petition from George Harrison, concerning a seizure made by him in March last of some white undressed woollen cloths, shipped for Holland, the owner whereof, Mr. Kiffin, very unjustly recovered them under a replevin from the Mayor of Colchester, and has had petitioner arrested in London on an action for 1,000l. Referred: to the Attorney General. [Early Entry Book X. p. 191.]
April 9.A note read of several fines amounting to 196l. 14s. 4d., payable to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, for divers small tenements in the manor of Climsland Prior, contracted for in the name of Edward Kneebone. Order: to Sir Richard Long, Auditor of the Receipt, when this money shall be paid into the Exchequer, to pay it to Lady Byron, with so much more as makes up 200l. on her pension. [Ibid. IV. p. 174.]
April 14.The case of the difference between the Commissioners of the hundreds of Kemes, Kilgerran, Roose and Dungleddy, in co. Pembroke, read and entered, together with a query thereupon, concerning the apportionment of the rate imposed upon the said county by the act for the 18 months assessment. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "This case by a former letter I have determined; the act directing that the assessments be according to the last times of usurpation, not the former of the King's, and therefor I pray and require all his Majesty's officers to levy this arreare accordingly." [Ibid. pp. 179–80.]
April 15.Petition from Col. Henry Farr, read and entered (on reference from the King of the 9th inst.) for the pay of the arrears to the garrison of Landguard Point. Order to the Auditor of the Receipt, for the issue of 1046l. 18s. 4d., after the present assignments on the chimney money. [Ibid. p. 186.]
April 21.The order of the King in Council, of the 15th inst., read and entered, concerning the case of John Cross, of Clerkenwell, brewer, who was committed prisoner to the Fleet for bringing a replevin of horses in the possession of Samuel Howe, brewer, being under distress for arrears of Excise. Ordered: that the Warden of the Fleet discharge said Crosse of his imprisonment in relation to the King's debt, the Excise Commissioners having taken the engagement of Henry Cross his brother. [Ibid. XII. pp. 24–5.]
April 27.Sir Henry Bennet's letter of the 20th inst., dated Whitehall, read and entered, importuning about the garden money, as the King has in his own person all the trouble and expense in the delay of it, Sir John Prettyman having gone into the country without leaving any order for the satisfaction hereof. "If your Lordship concludes you cannot have reason of him I beseech you thinke of some other speedy way how His Majesty may be delivered from the clamour that attends this business." With minute from Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley. "Another provision cannot be made for this occasion. Let Sir John Prettyman see this letter; and if he presently attend not Mr. Secretary Bennet and make him payment wee hereby declare wee will within fourteen daies of the date hereof suspend him from the execution of his office." [Ibid. IV. p. 194.]
April 28.The memorial of the 9th inst., from the Commissioners of Excise, read and entered, proposing to allow to John Wyatt and Samuell Dale, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for Bristol 164l. for their extraordinaries in their final account to Sept. 29 last. Ordered: approved of. [Early Entry Book XI. pp. 244–5.]
Same of the 7th inst. from same, read and entered, proposing to accept 50l. from Thomas Watson (who has acted in Northumberland under Sir Gilbert Gerard and others, the Sub-Commissioners of Excise there), for the arrears of 126l. 7s. 1d. standing out on said county between 1661, June 24, and 1662, Sept. 29. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. p. 245.]
April 29.The memorial of this day's date from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow 80l. to Gerrard Fowke and Thomas Fisher, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Derby, as a further allowance towards their extraordinaries, they having advanced the receipts in that county from 1,300l. to above 2,000l. per an., and having been at much expence in defence of a prosecution against Jo. Mouncks, one of their officers, for accidently killing a woman in the discharge of his duty. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "This is not allowed onely upon the accident that befell this person in the execution of his place but upon the advance of the revenue made by the Sub-Commissioners." [Ibid. pp. 246–7.]
Same of the 10th inst. from same, read and entered, concerning the Excise on certain quantities of strong beer served out of the counties of Wilts and Berkshire into the county of Hants before Sept. 29 last, and proposing to allow same to be defaulted by George Skipp and his partners, farmers of Excise for co. Hants, out of their rent for said farm; as the said beer so consumed in Hants cannot properly be charged on the farmers of the other counties. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "This being the Sub-Commissioners' account and not betwixt the farmers of this and the neighbouring counties (who were otherwise to discharge it amongst themselves) wee allow thereof." [Ibid. XII. p. 6.]
[After
April 30.]
The memorial of the 30th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to accept 116l. from Mathew Coppinger for the arrear of 286l. standing on the county of Middlesex, as appears by the account to Sept. 29 last rendered by James Richaut, Mathew Coppinger and Gifford Bale, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for said county. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 1.]