Appendix III
Miscellaneous, 1660


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'Appendix III: Miscellaneous, 1660', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1632-1645. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Miscellaneous, 1660

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
1660.A brief view of the public revenue of England, Scotland and Ireland respectively for the year ensuing 1660, with the charge and expense of the same according to the present receipts and payments: together with the state of the public debts of the nations as appears to the Committee of the Revenue as followeth.Egerton MS. 2542, pp. 300–327.
The Income of England.
By assessments of 70,000l. by the month for 6 months ending the 24th of June, 1660420,00000
By customs of subsidies in the port of London and the outports. (Note that this branch of the revenue is less by 108,791l. 15s. 4d. than the same was in the year preceding as by the report in April last.)302,6221610½
By Excise of goods imported into the port of London and the outports: and of all inland commodities and of beer and ale etc. (Note that this sum is 213,665l. 4s. 10d. less than in the year preceding, as appears by the said report.)370,50534
By Receivers General, arising chiefly out of Papists' and Delinquents' estates (Note that this is a good revenue but not the one half hath been answered this year for want of care and some obstructions that are in the way; which being removed the rest may be had.)54,08759
The Income of England.
l.s.d.l.s.d.Egerton MS. 2542, pp. 300–327.
By probate of wills: (less than in the year preceding by 2,432l. 17s. 1d. and is occasioned for want of Judges)5,56112
By postage of letters14,00000
By fines for alienations (1,111l. less than in the last year)3,772134
By the Hanaper Office (103l. 18s. 10d. less than the last year)3,772104
By the sea coal in farm1,838126
By Wine Licences (being 3,163l. less than the last year for want of power)967150
By Post Fines in farm3,00000
By fines and amerciaments in the Pipe84068
By the profits [proffers] of sheriffs of counties and cities498134
By the profits of seizures and extents84000
By the bailiffs of liberties5000
By the rent of the Alnage997111
By the issues of Jurors1,00000
By minute rents etc.1,0441211
By the Forest of Deannil.
By the Mintnil.
By Tenths and First Fruitsnil.
The whole annual income of England is1,185,39813
The Income of Scotland.
By assessments of 12,000l. a month for 6 months ending the 24th of June, 166072,00000
By property and constant rent payable into the Exchequer5,32418
By casualties and uncertain rent received by sheriffs and accomptable into the Exchequer57635
By compositions of signatures in the Exchequer92960
By Customs inward and outward6,705410
By the Excise of goods imported8,01106
By the Excise of foreign salt1,12495
By ditto of inland salt55000
By the Excise of beer, ale and aquavitae47,444134
By the forfeiture of goods unaccustomed and unexcised5951011½
By the interest of moneys set apart for Judges' salaries39150
The whole annual income of Scotland is143,6821111
The Income of Ireland.
By assessments of 18,000l. a month for 6 months ending the 24th of June, 1660108,00000
By Customs and Excise in farm70,00000
By rent of land, houses etc.20,67900
By the rent of impropriations7,61100
By sheriffs' accompts, the Hanaper accompt, with fines and amerciaments1,50000
The whole annual income of Ireland is207,79000
The whole annual income of England, Scotland and Ireland is1,536,8415
The Issues or Expenses of England.
In pay of the Army in England from the 16th of Jan. last [1659–60], consisting of 9 Regiments of Horse, 14 Regiments and 8 Companies of Foot with General Officers, Train of Artillery, Life Guard, garrisons and contingencies 49,084l. 2s. 8d. per month, which is 19,782l. 3s. 10d. per month or 257,168l. 9s. 10d. per an. more than last year638,093148
In part of the pay of the Army in Scotland out of the assessments of England, 11,400l per month148,20000
In part of the pay of the Army in Ireland out of the assessments of England, 8,000l. per month104,00000
In pay of the Forces at Jamaica, 1,153l. 2s 0d per month53,99060
In pay of the Forces in Flanders, 5,951l. 5s 0d per month77,36650
The whole pay of the Land Forces is yearly1,021,65058
In pay of the Navy and fleets at sea from the 1st of Feb. last as well for a Summer as Winter Guard as follows:—
In the charge of setting forth so many ships this summer as may employ 20,000 men for 8 months at 4l. per man per month for a medium640,00000
In the charge of setting to sea so many ships as may employ 5,250 men for 6 months' winter service at 4l. per man per month by a medium126,00000
In the ordinary charge of the Yards for a whole year50,00000
In the supply of the stores, the magazines being much exhausted: by estimate100,00000
The whole charge of the Navy for this year is916,00000
which is 462,203l. 19s. 5d. more than the ordinary charge of the Fleets and Guards at sea, which upon serious advice by a Select Committee last year was thought a sufficient strength (under God) to secure the nation: and in that estimate there was 40,000l. to be yearly expended on building of shipping and in this [year] not a penny.
In interest paid for 268,047l. 19s. 6d. charged by Acts and Ordinances of Parliament on the Excise for a year20,490172
In repairs of the State's houses yearly5,65000
In allowances to public ministers employed abroad for public contingencies: by estimate20,00000
For liberates in the Court of Exchequer and Receipt and for a defalcation upon sea coal58216
In allowances, fees and salaries paid out of the Exchequer (being less by 18,646l. 19s. 9½d. than in the former year)6,027810
In pensions and annuities paid out of the Exchequer (which is less by 507l. 9s. 4d. than in the former year)5,389108
In salaries to Judges in England and Wales and 500l. pension paid to the Earl of Nottingham out of the Exchequer as in the year preceding16,286134
In salaries, fees and charges incident and extraordinary in managing of the Office of Excise (which is 9,047l. 17s. 11d. more than in the last year)37,2261010
In the like for managing the Customs [being the same] as in the last year42,71435
In salaries to the clerks, messengers and doorkeeper attending the Committee for the Army66000
In salaries to the agents in the several counties for bringing in the Monthly Assessments88000
Paid for the rent of the house wherein the Committee for the Army sits4000
In contingent charges of the [Committee of the Army] Office for books, ink, paper, wax, post of letters and Acts for Assessments to the agents and for fire and candle etc.6909
In salaries to the Receivers General, collectors and Commissioners' clerks for collecting etc. of the said assessments13,90084
In salaries to the Treasurers at Warrs, their deputies and clerks2,40000
In salaries to the Committee of Appeals and and their attendant: by estimate2,00000
In the like to Judges and other officers employed in the probate of wills as in the year preceding2,584100
In the like paid and allowed to the Clerk of the Hanaper for extraordinary charges3,873611
In the like fees and allowances to the officers of the Alienation Office1,044170
In fees to the officers of the Mint with their diet and incident charges1,154195
In officers' salaries, rent and other charges for the office of Wine Licences by estimate60000
In fees and allowances to the auditors and receivers of the revenue4,287107
In allowances in the Pipe upon sheriffs' accompts by warrants from the Commissioners of the Treasury and the judgment of the Court of Exchequer for several necessary occasions as in the year preceding (the sheriffs' accompts are not passed for want of Commissioners for the Treasury)5,5411410
In pensions and allowances to maimed soldiers, their widows and children at Ely House etc.: by estimate30,00000
The whole sum is223,4048
The whole issues of England for a year are2,161,05413
Note: that the several sums of money hereafter mentioned which were cast into the issues of the last year are here retrenched, viz. 100,000l. for the Protector's family; 23,496l. 6s. 8d. for moneys advanced for public contingencies; 2,264l. 12s. 2d. for gifts and rewards; 11,734l. 12s. 8½d. in payments of sundry natures, or in all 137,493l. 11s. 6½d.
The Issues of Scotland for a year.
In pay of the Army in Scotland, consisting of five Regiments of Horse, 11 Regiments and one Company of Foot, four Companies of Dragoons, with the General Officers, Train of Artillery, Garrisons and Contingencies at 26,551l. 14s. 2d. per month (which is 5,733l. per month more than in the former year)345,17242
In salaries to the Council and their officers9,410110
In the contingent charges of the Council35000
In salaries to the Court of Exchequer1,83342
In the contingent charges of the Exchequer8010
In salaries to the Courts of Justice4,24640
In contingent charges of the Courts of Justice485120
In salaries to the Commissioners of the Customs and Excise4,17796
In the contingent charges of the said Commissioners77194
In salaries to the Court of Admiralty with their officers and contingencies5391610
In charges of an Hospital587106
In fire and candle to soldiers for guards5,297194
In pensions and other temporary contingencies8,915159
The whole issues for Scotland for a year are381,8686
The Issues of Ireland for a year.
In the pay of the Army in Ireland, consisting of six Regiments and two Troops of Horse, 11 Regiments and 10 Companies of Foot, one Regiment of Dragoons, a Life Guard of Horse, a Foot Guard, with the General Officers and the charge of an Hospital and reparations of garrisons, 23,967l. 17s. 4d. per month311,58254
In allowances to the Council and the Clerks of the Council and their clerks and attendants7,60000
In allowances to the Lord Chancellor and the officers of the Chancery2,25800
In allowances to the Lord Chief Justice of the Upper Bench and Judges and Clerks of the Crown1,167100
In allowances to the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, two Judges and Prothonotaries1,007100
In allowances to the Chancellor, Chief Baron and two Barons of the Exchequer, with other officers and payments by liberate1,991150
In pay and allowances to the Justices of Assize in five circuits1,00000
In pay to the Lord President of Connaught and two Provost Marshals of Leinster and Munster1,88700
In pay to the overseers of the Hospital of Dublin, nine Muster Masters, five Commissaries of Stores, to the overseers of the State's houses [palaces] with an allowance to the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College1,80784
In pay of eight Receivers of the Revenue16500
In pay to 28 comptrollers and searchers of the Customs1,15000
In pensions to maimed soldiers, widows and orphans of soldiers3,00000
In allowances and contingencies, extraordinary gratuities and other casual expenses8,00000
The whole issues of Ireland for a year342,61688
Note that the sum of 3,868l. 8s. 11d. allowed in the report of April last for the entertainment of the Lord Lieutenant is here retrenched.
The annual income of England is1,185,39813
The annual issues and expenses of England are2,161,054199frac34;
The [adverse] balance is975,65668frac14;
The annual income of Scotland is143,6521111
The annual issues and expenses of Scotland are381,86869
The [adverse] balance is238,2151410
The annual income of Ireland is207,79000
The annual issues and expenses of Ireland are342,61688
The [adverse] balance is134,82688
The annual income of England, Scotland and Ireland are1,536,8415
The annual issues and expenses of England, Scotland and Ireland are2,885,53915
Out of which deducting the monthly sums of 11,400l. paid [out of the English revenue] to the Army in Scotland and 8,000l. monthly [similarly] paid to the Army in Ireland before-mentioned, which in a year comes to 252,200l.: so the [adverse] balance of the three kingdoms is1,096,49810
Note that the revenue is decreased this year as is before particularly expressed330,84316
And that the issues are increased this year (notwithstanding the retrenchments before mentioned) as is before particularly expressed802,75972
The State of the Debt owing by the Commonwealth.
To the Navy unto the 1st of Feb. last [1659–60], as appears by certificate from the officers of the Navy and Treasurer of the Navy690,11200
To the Army in England to the 16th of January last, as is certified by the Committee of the Army281,3641510
To the Army in Scotland as is certified by the Deputy Paymaster162,78500
To the Army in Ireland to the 15th of January last as is certified by the Council of officers and signed by Col. Bridges310,00000
To the Forces in Jamaica to the 1st of Feb., 1657–868,6970
And from that day to the 20th of April last41,53154
And from that date to the 1st of Feb. last31,186120
As appears by several certificates from the Paymaster for those Forces141,41533
As for the debt due to the Forces in Flanders we have no certain accompt, nor of what Forces are there in service and pay, nor when taken on; but according to the establishment delivered last year at 5,951l. 5s. 0d. per month the pay due to those Forces from the 1st day of August, 1658 (in which month we find moneys first issued to them) unto the 12th of March inst. comes to 124,976l. 5s. 0d. of which we find as yet no more paid them [than] 545,889l. 11s. 3d. [sic for 54,889l. 11s. 3d.] according to which accompt the debt remaining besides what may be due before Aug. 1658) is70,086139
To several persons for several sums of money charged upon the Exchequer: in all amounting to79,734611½
To several persons for moneys charged by Acts and Ordinances of Parliament upon the Excise, as by the accompt of the Commissioners of Excise appears264,547146
And [likewise owing] by several Acts of Parliament to particular persons charged on the Excise and Exchequer; by estimate40,00000
To Mr. Embree, Surveyor General [of Works] for the State's houses [palaces] etc.; to divers others for materials, workmanship in the repair of Westminster Hall etc., Whitehall, [St.] James's, Hampton Court, Windsor, Somerset House, Greenwich, and in repairing and building several Guards [Houses] for Horse and Foot from 1656, Nov. 30, to 1659, Oct. 15, as appears by an abstract of an accompt thereof under the hand of Mr. Barrington, one of the Auditors of Imprests11,676105
The whole sum is2,051,7224
Besides which the issues and expenses of England, Scotland and Ireland before-mentioned exceed the income this year [by] the sum of1,095,708109
which is a growing debt and will be due before the end of the year.
And so the whole debt of the three nations is at present and will be by the end of the year3,147,4301410¼
A Collection of Debts owing to the Commonwealth.
A debt charged in the Pipe upon Samuel Avery and others, late customers [Customs Farmers] by judgment of Parliament22,246710
By assessments in arrear due before the 16th of Jan. last, 1659–6053,632126
By arrears due for wine licences10,00000
By debts owing for Excise from the year 1649, to the year 1659234,2021
due by merchants upon a sixth of their old accompts38,0901410
for arrears of tobacco upon sufferance9321111½
for arrears of grocery upon sufferance50016
By [Excise] Sub-Commissioners and farms [Farmers] from 1649 to 1657, 2,934l. 15s. 11d. recoverable, and13,953125
By same in 1658, 10,428l. 15s. 7¾d recoverable, and12,907111½
By [Excise] Sub-Commissioners and Farmers in 1659, 5,811l. 12s. 7½d. recoverable, and148,642148
The whole debt owing to the Commonwealth is320,0811