Minute Book: June 1662

Pages 335-336

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

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June 1662

June 4. Petition from Edmond Custice, of London, merchant, to be admitted to make an entry of Rhenish wines lately arrived in the ship "the Great Turk," William Dunkin, a Scot, master. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. X. p. 83.]
Same from Richard Baker, of London, merchant, for re-delivery of a certain parcel of flax. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
June 6. Memorial from the Excise Commissioners concerning a petition and bill of charges received from William Christian, Sub-Commissioner of Excise for Cumberland and Westmorland for nine months to March 25 last, he having collected in that time 1,375l. 2s. 1d., which is 300l. more than has been collected for the like period by any former Sub-Commissioner in said counties. Propose to allow him 120l. for extraordinary charges in view of the poverty of his receipt. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XI. p. 111.]
June 14. Petition from the Mayor and burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne concerning certain ancient Customs which by their charter and immemorially they have received, being duties on divers wares and merchandises imported and exported and for all coals loaded on every ship trading to that port, the revenues arising out of which duties have been constantly employed by petitioners' conservators of the river of Tyne in the keeping and preserving of said river and port. "And whereas by the said charters and usage the officers of the said towne have tendred and administred an oath to every master of shipp who came into the said port to discover whether he or they had cast any ballast between Soater and Hantley, places neere adjoyning to the said port to the hurt and damage thereof and to give a just accompt of what wares, merchandizes and coles every of them had loaden on board their shipps, yet many of the masters in the late times of disorder have refused and still doth refuse to take the said oath and goe away without paying just duties and doeing hurt to the river": therefore pray that the Customs officers of said town may be enjoined not to grant any cocket to clear any ship's master before oath first taken in the Town Chamber according to the custom, and before production of certificate of payment of the duties to His Majesty and to petitioners; and that offenders may be required to submit themselves in the Town Chamber. Referred: to the Attorney General to consider the said charter and to advise how far the Lord Treasurer may grant his warrant thereupon, as likewise whether any former Lord Treasurer or Lords of the Council have issued any orders thereupon. [Early Entry Book X. pp. 84–5.]
The report from the Customs Commissioners, read and entered, on the petition of Edmond Custice concerning Rhenish wines imported in the ship "Grand Turk." Order for petitioner to be admitted to make entries, paying Customs according to the Book of Rates. [Ibid. p. 85.]
Same from same, read and entered, on the petition of George Holloway, merchant, of London. Order for his discharge on payment of 80l. as composition money for his bond of 260l. 16s. 10½d. [Ibid. pp. 85–6.]
[?] Petition from William Bannester for discharge of some parcels of silver thread, &c., and gloves, &c. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 88.]
June 19. Petition from Daniel Skynner for discharge of a ship lately arrived with vinegar and seized as a Dutch built ship, whereas same is French built and petitioner has submitted to the payment of 5s. tonnage and aliens' duties for the goods liable thereunto. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 89.]