Minute Book: January 1664

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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January 1664

Jan. 4.
The royal sign manual of this day's date, read and entered, to permit the Compte de Waldoe to embark himself and six horses for Germany, custom free. Ordered: to be observed [by the Customs Farmers and officers.] [Early Entry Book X. p. 244.]
Jan. 17. The Excise Commissioners' memorial of the 12th inst., read and entered, concerning the petition from Gerrard Fowke and Thomas Fisher, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Derby, and proposing to allow them 56l. towards their charges in defending John Monkes, one of their officers, who was imprisoned for a year for a pretended murder done as he was in the execution of his office. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XII. pp. 75–6.]
Same from same of the 14th inst., read and entered, concerning the petition from William George and his partners, late farmers of the Excise of Bristol, concerning the frauds used by the brewers of that city, and the averseness of the people there in general to the duty of Excise, with the many tumults, riots and rescues of distresses there practised, done with the object of ruining the farmers; as also a letter from Sir John Knight, a member of Parliament for Bristol, setting forth the great loss the said farmers have sustained by the difference between them and the common brewers. As the said disturbance continued near nine months and caused a loss to the farmers by having great sums of money in the hands of crock brewers and by the common brewers all that time entering what they pleased, propose to allow the farmers 850l. on account towards their losses, they having at last reduced the brewers and victuallers of Bristol to a conformity. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 76–7.]
Same from same of Dec. 2 last, read and entered, concerning the petition of Edward Worgar, Christopher Arundel and John Ward, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise (together with Marke Thomas, deceased) for co. Sussex, and proposing to allow them for their extraordinary charges 116l. 2s. 8d. on passing and clearing their accounts to 1661, March 25. Ordered: let 100l. be allowed them. [Ibid. pp. 77–8.]
Same from same of the 19th Dec. last, read and entered, concerning the arrear of Excise of 475l. 2s. 6d. standing out on Oliver Vaughan, brewer, and proposing to accept 237l. for same in view of said Vaughan's compounding with his creditors at 5s. in the £. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 88.]
Same from same of the 12th inst., read and entered, concerning the petition from Francis Wethered, Farmer of Excise in co. York, concerning the many obstructions and oppositions he has met with at his entrance upon the said farm, and which continued for nine months, and proposing to allow him in consideration of same 1,000l. on his rent due at Sept. 29th last. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 79.]