Minute Book: August 1661

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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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August 1661

Aug. 1. Petition from Lawrence Blomley, of the Inner Temple, for a grant of the office of Collector of His Majesty's rents belonging to the late monastry of Bermondsey, the chantry rents in Middlesex, and the foreign rents, pensions, and portions of St. John of Jerusalem in London yet undisposed of. Auditor Phelips to certify a particular of said office, together with his opinion hereon. [Ibid. p. 16.]
Same from Samuell Perkin, of Kingston upon Hull, cordwainer, for discharge of a small parcel of wines seized. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid.]
Same from John Harbin, merchant, for discharge of 16 bags of cotton wool seized for short entry. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. IX. p. 53.]
Same from Edward Proby, merchant, concerning a seizure of 40 doz. of worsted stockings. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from John Shorter for discharge of a ship and goods seized, being lately arrived from Norway. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 54.]
Same from George Baldro and James Whitehall, of London, merchants, for leave to land Portuguese wines. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 57.]
Aug. 3. Petition from Col. Degory Collins, who served the late King at Cadiz, Isle of Rhé, and in all the late wars. Order for 30l. to him. [Early Entry Book XIV. p. 207.]
Aug. 6. Petition from Edward Picks, John Trelawney, and John Seymour (on reference from the King of the 25th ult.). Set forth that divers statutes prohibit the transportation of leather and wool of all sorts, yarn, tin, fuller's earth and tobacco-pipe clay, which are staple commodities and not to be transported without eminent loss to the King and nation. Yet divers persons, contrary thereto, daily transport great quantities of leather and wool, &c. Therefore pray a patent to enable them to arrest, seize, and take all such goods. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners to examine whether there be any use of such officers besides those already employed, and what care may be taken that those employed to prevent the deceipt may not be instruments to warrant it. [Ibid. IX. p. 60.]
A list, read and entered, of goods bought in London for the service of the Archduke Ferdinando Charles of Austria, said list being certified by Joseph Van Welfsturn, Councillor of his said Serene Highness. Order for same to be shipped out. [Ibid. p. 61.]
[?] Order made upon the petition of the East India Co. ("Entred by mistake in the booke of entries of Exchequer proceedings fol. 230.") [Ibid. p. 60.]
Aug. 7. Petition from Gabriell Horne and James Granger, merchants, for a discharge of vinegar seized. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 62.]
Same from John Tilly, mariner, for same of 35 pieces of coarse blue linen and 12 pieces of coarse white linen. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Thomas Holme for a discharge of wine and vinegar seized at Carlisle. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Thomas Brookinge, of Totnes, co. Devon, merchant, for same of six bales of bayes. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Hugh Fitts, merchant, for an abatement of custom on tobacco by reason of [damage from] salt water, &c. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Aug. 8. The security given for the Dutch Ambassador's wines of 11½ tuns given them custom free by His Majesty may be delivered up and the books discharged of custom as by an Act of His Majesty's grace. [Ibid. p. 67.]
Aug. 12. The letter of the Customs Commissioners of the 10th inst. read advising the release on bail of Thomas Sames, Richard Lecock, Henry Thomson, David Paine, Thomas Harley, and Thomas Symons under arrest for rescuing goods from the officers at Yarmouth. Ordered: approved of, and the Sergeant or Messenger that hath them in custody is to take bail accordingly. [Ibid. p. 65.]
Aug. 15. Petition from Sir Joseph Throckmorton, Kt., for discharge of a seizure of a ship and goods. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 67.]
Petition from Geoffrey Howland, of London, merchant, for same of 100 pieces of perpetuanoes seized. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Early Entry Book IX. p. 71.]
Same from Gunter Woolson on behalf of himself and three others, seamen, subjects of the King of Denmark, for same of 126 rix dollars, seized by one Richard Hodges, a person that goes under the denomination of "no purchase no pay." Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
A memorial from the Excise Commissioners of the 24th ult., read and entered in full, concerning Capt. Anthony Wilkinson's having paid in part of his arrears owing as a late Sub-Commissioner of Excise for co. Lincoln, and proposing to again employ him as a Sub-Commissioner. Approved of. [Ibid. XI. p. 47.]
Same from same of the 8th instant, read and entered, proposing Hugh Tresse as a Sub-Commissioner of Excise for co. Notts, loco Edward Rowland, resigned: to be joined with Nicholas Battaile, the other Sub-Commissioner at present employed. Approved of. [Ibid.]
Same from same of the 9th inst., read and entered in full, presenting Capt. William Byam as same for co. Somerset, loco Capt. Francis Byam resigned. Approved of. [Ibid.]
[?] Petition from John Adrianson for same of a seizure of a ship and goods of the growth of Holland. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. IX. p. 68.]
Same from Martin Cruet, mariner, for same of a ship and goods seized which came from Sweden. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Aug. 18. The Customs Commissioners' letter to Sir Philip Warwick of the 13th inst., read and entered, informing of the readiness of the East India Company, after conference had with them, to pay the customs and duties for all goods arrived in the four ships now in the river, so as the Lord Treasurer will grant his warrant to rebate the interest due for same according to their charter, "which we desire you to move his Lordship to doe, the said Company being (as we are assured) to present the said abatement to His Majesty as we lately advertised." With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "The East India Company intending to make a present to His Majesty I hereby allow and warrant you to rebate their interest for this time." [Ibid. IX. p. 71.]
Aug. 19. Petition from Bonaventure Gannier concerning a seizure of gloves sent him from France for shipment to Lisbon, but seized by George Bridge, Valentine Bent, and other patentees for seizure of prohibited goods. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 77.]
Same from Samuel Baker for a discharge of 52 pieces of Bengals seized in London port. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 83.]
Aug. 20. The Surveyor General's report, read and entered, on the petition from John Radcliff (referred from the King Feb. 23 last) praying a lease of His Majesty's portions of the river of Guildford, alias Wey, which in these late times has been cut and made through part of Windsor Forest and other waste grounds belonging to His Majesty, without His Majesty's consent. As said river has been cut and made navigable at the charges of Mr. Weston and others that have undone their estates thereby a lease to petitioner would raise a clamour from those undertakers. Ordered: Mr. Attorney General and the Surveyor General to call all persons concerned and make such an agreement by voluntary submission as may preserve the King's right. [Early Entry Book VII. pp. 25–6.]
Petition from Thomas Williamson for release of a small parcel of bone lace, silk and worsted stockings, serges, &c. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners.
Aug. 21. A memorial of the 31st ult. from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise, read and entered in full, concerning their proceedings with several Sub-Commissioners of Excise, detailed, whose accompts stood open and who had moneys resting in their hands; and proposing that as several of said Sub-Commissioners have since paid in their balances, set out in full, the allowances made to them for extraordinary pains, &c., should be confirmed and their bonds deliverered to them to be cancelled. Approved of accordingly. [Ibid. XI. pp. 49–50.]
A same of the 15 ult., read and entered in full, from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise, concerning the arrear of rent due from Thomas Basnet and Thomas Dobson, late farmers of Excise for co. Warwick, said arrears being for rent due from 1659, Sept. 15, at which time the said farm was actually re-assumed by the State, said farmers not thenceforth meddling with it. Ordered: that the parties concerned be referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in order to the complete discharge of them and their sureties. [Ibid. pp. 50–1.]
Aug. 22. The Customs Commissioners' report read on the petition of Benaventure Gannier. Ordered: that Mr. Secretary Nicholas be prayed to move His Majesty to recall the Commission of Weavers' Hall men [for seizure of prohibited goods] as very prejudical to his service and the subjects' quiet, "and whereas my warrant hath been disobeyed by them in delivering these goods let my Sergeant at Arms take _ in custody to answer them unlesse they presently obey." [Ibid. IX. p. 77.]
A particular certified by Christ. Crow, deputy to Auditor Sir Edmond Sawyer, read and entered, of the office of steward of the Courts Baron and view of Frankpledge, &c., of the manor of Wingham, co. Kent, parcel of the possessions of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Order: to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant of said office to Sir John Boyce. [Ibid. VII. p. 29.]
Same certified by same, read and entered, of the office of bailiff and collector of the abovesaid manor. Order to same: for a grant of same to Richard Morton, gent, with the fee of 6l. per an. [Ibid. p. 30.]
[?] The Customs Commissioners' report, read and entered in full, on Secretary Nicholas's letter to the Lord Treasurer, also entered, concerning the accidental delay in the issue of the King's licence to the ship "King David," of Trondhjem ("Drontheim"), Oge Alberts master, to pass and trade in all His Majesty's dominions as a Norway built ship, oath having been made that the said ship does truly belong to the subjects of the King of Denmark: said letter having been referred by the Lord Treasurer to the Customs Commissioners to examine the case and state what, by the Navigation Act, is to be observed that without violation thereof petitioners may receive all fit favour, the said ship being at present under seizure. Ordered: that the seizure be discharged. [Early Entry Book IX. pp. 79–80.]
[?Aug.22.] The Surveyor General's report, read and entered, on the petition of Sir Henry Henn. Advises issue of a commission to Sir Edmund Sawyer and four others, named, to inquire of the wastes and encroachments in question in the manors of Cookham and Bray, and annexes instructions for guidance of said Commissioners. Order: to Sir Thomas Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer, for a commission accordingly. [Ibid. VII. p. 28.]