Minute Book: July 1662

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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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July 1662

July 1. Memorial from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise, read and entered, concerning the allowances proposed for several Sub-Commissioners of Excise whose accounts stood open, and who had moneys resting in their hands, being for money disbursed to soldiers or expended in lawsuits in bringing offenders to conformity, &c., viz.: Thomas Stevens and six others named, late Sub-Commissioners for Excise for Kent, on their account ending 1660, Dec. 25, 52l. 1s. 11½d.: John Mortimer, late same for Lyme port, co. Dorset, on the like account, 20l. 0s. 0d. Ordered: approved of. [Ibid. XI. p. 123.]
Two reports from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, on Captain Thomas Mason's petition for a messenger's place in the Excise for his services in the Marquess of Newcastle's army. Recommend him for a pension, as he is incapable of office by reason of lameness in his hands. Ordered: Mason to have 20l. a year out of the Excise during the King's pleasure. [Early Entry Book XI. p. 124.]
July 2. Sir Edward Nicholas's letter of the 28th ult., read and entered, concerning some four dozen of holsters for the King's particular use arrived lately on board a small English vessel from Amsterdam. Order for the delivery of said holsters. [Ibid. X. p. 91.]
July 8. Petition from Thomas Crooke, William Feild, William Fagin and Patrick Fagin, of Cork, Ireland, merchants, for discharge of the seizure of the ship "John," of Cork, as made by John Morris, Customer of Minehead, co. Somerset, under pretence of being a foreign built ship. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 93.]
July 9. Petition from George Toriano, John Forster, and others of London, merchants, for an entry of some vinegar, &c. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 94.]
Same from Henry Bennett for discharge of a ship seized under the Navigation Act. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
Same from Sir William Warren, part owner of the ship "Sunn," of London, and from John Penny and others, mariners of the said ship, praying discharge of a seizure of a small quantity of foreign copper and silver coin. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 95.]
Same from John Forster, et al., merchants, of London, for an entry of a certain parcel of wines on payment of English Customs only. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid.]
July 12. Petition from Clus Storm, master of the ship "Hoop," of Stralsund, Swedish owned, praying the discharge of the seizure of the said ship arrived in London from Dantzic laden with boards and oaken planks. With Treasurer Southampton's minute: the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs are prayed to certifie the state of this business "and if the petitioners have runn into this particuler error by any misinterpretation of the Act or any indulgence they supposed were granted to the Lubeckers or any other, they [the Customs Commissioners] are to distinguish this case soe as it may not prejudice the Act of Navigation in the future; it being of great concerne to this kingdom that the same be duly observed according to the true intencon thereof." [Ibid.]
July 15. Petition from Edward East for discharge of a seizure of quick-silver and drugs out of the ship "King David" by James Nuthall, a Customs officer. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Ibid. p. 98.]
July 18. Memorial from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise proposing to accept a composition of 25l. from William Oakes and Robert Bee, Farmers of Excise of North Wales, for one year from 1645, March 25, being for an arrear of rent of 58l. due from them. Ordered: Approved of. [Ibid. XI. p. 125.]
July 29. Petition from Claudy Whitlasse for discharge of 46lb. of hair bought in France and seized in London. Referred: to the Customs Commissioners. [Early Entry Book X. p. 101.]
The petition of Nicholas Payne, late landwaiter in the Custom House of Dover, read and entered, for reinstatement into his place out of which he was put by the late usurpers for his loyalty. Also the order of reference made hereon by the Privy Council, dated May 9 last. Referred: ut supra. [Ibid. p. 118.]
[? July 31.] The order of the King in Council of June 25 last, read and entered, referring to the Commissioners appointed for the Royal Fishing the petition of Thomas King, of London, merchant (on behalf of himself and others concerning the promoting the business of the royal fishing), and requiring the Lord Treasurer to estimate for the building of ten busses to be employed in that service. Followed by Treasurer Southampton's minute. "I am satisfied there is noe busines of greater import to the honnor and trade of this nation then the fishing and fitter to receive encouragmt that soe His Majesties owne subjects may adventure and be industrious therein; and therefore this undertaking of His Majesties for building tenn busses is the least part of the countenance His Majestie intends herein. I have sent to the Masters of the Trinity House to make an estimate of the charges of building these busses which God willing shalbe speedily sett on work. And therefore Mr. King is to hasten such subscriptions of others as may evidence the alacrity and cheerfulnes to this work, which cannot be effected without some generall undertaking." [Ibid. pp. 108–9.]
Petition from Thomas Hanson and the Grocers' Company, London, read and entered (on reference from the King of the 19th June last). Set forth that all imported goods from beyond seas and all forreigners' goods are or ought to be weighed by petitioners, being sworn weighers and officers to the royal beam, commonly called the King's Beam, in Cornhill, London, as by the Lord Mayor's certificate appears: and that they are accomptable to the Treasurers of St. Bartholomew's Hospital for the profits of the same for the relief of the poor there. Therefore pray that the large quantities of Brazil sugar consigned to London for His Majesty's account may be weighed by them. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "These goods come not in upon His Majesties account through the proceed of them, it's true, be to make His Majesty a payment of part of the Queen's portion. Therefore I have nothing to answer the petitioners in referrence to the King's interest but leave this business to the ordinary course." [Ibid. p. 109.]