Minute Book
December 1666

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'Minute Book: December 1666', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 709-710. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80143 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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December 1666

Dec. 8.Memorial of June 22 last from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise, read and entered, proposing to allow 48l. 17s. 6d. to Thomas William, formerly one of the Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Oxford, on his accounts ending 1660, March 25. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XII. p. 221.]
The incidents bill for the Excise Office for 1666, Sept. 29, quarter, read and entered (total 279l. 3s. 11d.) Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 222.]
Dec. 19.A certificate, read and entered, from John Lord Belasyse [Governor of Tangier] of certain goods, cloth, stockings, buttons and tar, to be shipped in the "Reall Friendship" and other ships for the service of His Majesty's garrison of Tangier. Ordered: the Customs Farmers to take notice hereof, and permit same to be shipped. [Ibid. X. p. 348.]
Dec. 20.Memorial of August 3 last, read and entered, from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise proposing to accept 300l. as composition for an arrear of 1,312l. 10s. 0d. standing out at 1658, March 25, on John Edwards, formerly farmer of Excise in co. Wilts, and also of the 480l. charged upon him by way of augmentation of 6d. a barrel on strong beer: all in consideration of his losses from the judicial power, which had been vested in him, having been taken from him and given to the Justices of the Peace, whereby he lost his coercive power; and in view of the further fact that he never received a penny on account of the said augmentation. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XII. p. 224.]
Same from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to make an allowance of 1,500l. to George Skipp, Farmer of Excise in co. Southampton, for his losses from the contagion in the said county for 1 ¼ years to Sept. 29 last. "The contagion hath raged in most of the principall towns of this county soe that the detriment to the farmer hath been very great." Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 224–5.]
Same from same proposing to similarly allow 156l. 6s. 9d. to Francis Hollingshead, Sub-Farmer of Excise of co. Chester under Thomas Needham, being for the like losses by the contagion in the hundred of Wirrall, Chester city and other parts of the county, for the eight months Michaelmas, 1665, to May, 1666, the Justices having caused the victuallers' signs to be pulled down, and having prohibited them from selling drink, as also from keeping fairs. Ordered: allowed of. [Early Entry Book XII. p. 225.]
Dec. 20.Memorial, read and entered, from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise proposing to similarly allow 270l. to Edward Watts and Edward Crosby, Farmers of Excise in co. Hertford, for losses by the contagion for the half-year ended 1665, Sept. 29. "Wee conceeve that by reason of the contagion in London at that time, Barnet and some other towns in that county had an increase of trade, and consequently the receipts of Excise were encreased, as we are informed, considerably." Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 225–6.]
Same from same proposing to similarly allow 1,136l. 17s. 9d. to John Willughby et al., Farmers of Excise in co. Northampton, for like losses by the contagion for 1 ¼ years ended 1666, Sept. 29, which has raged in most of the principal towns of the county: the greatest loss being in the towns on the road within said county, from the justices having put down most of the alehouses, and haveing caused the signs to be taken down. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 226.]
Same from same similarly proposing to allow 1,033l. to John Dover and John Hunt, Sub-Farmers of Excise in co. Cambridge under John Millicent and Thomas Story, the farmers there, for like losses by the contagion there for 1 ¼ years to 1666, Sept. 29. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 227.]