Minute Book: December 1663

Pages 488-489

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

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December 1663

Dec. 3. The four reports of the 2nd and 1st inst. from the Excise Commissioners and the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise, read and entered, proposing the following allowances, viz.: 103l. to William Parsons, Edward Willett and Richard Stephens, sometime Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Gloucester, towards their extraordinaries in their account to 1660, Dec. 25; 132l. 16s. 5d. to same for the like in their account to 1661, March 25; 252l. 8s. 5d. to John Pare, William Parsons and William Warner, late same for said county, for the like in their account for half a year to 1661, Sept. 29: and 440l. to same for the like in their account to 1662, Sept. 29. Ordered: allowed of, and that 320l. be accepted from them for all arrears due upon the Excise of said county. [Ibid. pp. 63–5.]
The report of the 20th ult. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, on the petition of Oliver Vaughan, of London, brewer, concerning the arrear of Excise due from him. Ordered: The said Commissioners to be authorised to treat and compound with him for said arrear. [Ibid. pp. 65–6.]
The memorial of the 5th Sept. last from same, read and entered, proposing to allow 20l. to Samuel Jefferies, Surveyor of the Excise Office, for his extraordinary charges in his office of looking after the securities of Farmers, Sub-Commissioners and others. Ordered: Allowed of. [Ibid. p. 67.]
Dec. 8. The report of the 14th Oct. last from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, on the petition of James Bollen, late one of the Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Sussex, who is under prosecution for an arrear of 82l. 2s. 6d. Ordered: that an allowance of 40l. be made him. [Early Entry Book XII. pp. 66–7.]
Dec. 16. Petition from Thomas Greene, Thomas Hobbs, and Thomas Bembowe, messengers, for an allowance for their travel, charges and pains in riding from London with letters from the Lord Treasurer of England to all the nobility in England and Wales, for the payment of the first two subsidies granted to the King. Also the like for the like letters to the Justices of the Peace in England and Wales about the chimney money. Ordered: referred to the Auditor of the Receipt to rate and pay these bills. [Ibid. V. p. 3.]
[? Dec. 16.] Petition from Lord Rutherford, now the Earl of Teviot, for permission for the ship "Andrew," of Leith, John Tennent master, to unlade her lading of salt at Milford, it being intended for Leith, but the vessel having been driven into Milford Haven by stormy weather. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "The farmers of His Majesties Customes who know how carefull I have been to observe the Act of Navigation and His Majesties late proclamacon thereupon are to consider whether this particuler case which is fallen out upon extremity of weather ... may be of any ill influence to trade ... and let them make their report so as the same may be presented to His Majesty because if there be any reason for dispensacon the warrant is to flow from His Majesty." [Ibid. X. p. 240.]
Dec. 21. The report of the 18th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, concerning the accounts of John Windham and George Skipp in relation to the farm of the Excise of Somerset and the said Windham's proposals concerning said farm. Ordered: that the Commissioners re-assume this farm from and after Xmas next and let same to Mr. Skipp upon the former conditions for the remainder of the three years. [Ibid. XII. p. 70.]
The memorial of the 7th inst. from same, read and entered, proposing to allow 46l. 1s. 8d. to Henry Harrington, late one of the sub-commissioners of Excise for co. Lincoln, towards his extraordinaries. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 71.]
Same of the 27th ult. from same, read and entered, proposing to allow 700l. to Capt. Roger Clarke and Dr. John Windebanke, late sub-commissioners of Excise for co. Surrey: same to be as compensation for the diverting of the bargain of the farm of the Excise of said county, they having been returned May 21 last by the Justices as fit to farm same and subsequently similarly returned as fit to be sub-commissioners when it was thought fit to keep that county in commission, it being so contiguous to London; but the county being subsequently, on the 8th Nov., let to farm [in the London farm]. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 71–2.]