Minute Book: May 1664

Pages 573-574

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

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May 1664

May 10. The petition of John George, of Cirencester, co. Gloucester, a member of Parliament, read and entered, concerning his pretended surety for William George and others, late Farmers of Excise of Bristol, together with a certificate from the Excise Commissioners, attesting that said John George never executed such bonds. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "I thinke it fit that this certificate of the Commissioners of Excise bee entered with the Kings Remembrancer in the Exchequer, with the Clerk of the Pipe or in any other office Mr. George shall thinke fit for his future indempnity, ... the care of whose indempnity was recomended to me by the House." [Ibid. XII. p. 109.]
Same from Jo. Hall and Rich. Jermyn, the bailiffs of Yarmouth, read and entered, concerning the ancient duty of fish belonging to His Majesty out of every vessel trading for cod and ling into Ireland, Westmony, and Faroe ("Farrie"), as formerly paid to His Majesty's predecessors, and which is now demanded by Col. Thomas Napier. Represent that it will be impossible to recover the arrears as the duty ought to have been demanded in kind, and the fish has been distributed into so many poor men's hands. But the adventurers willingly consent to pay the said ancient duty of fish in future in manner as formerly it has been. With Treasurer Southampton's minute to the Surveyor General of Lands. "The petitioner having served the King very faithfully and discovered this ancient and concealed duty which the bayliffs themselves certifie as is abovewritten, I pray you consider what kind of grant may be made to the petitioner at some small rent to the end the Clerk of the Pipe may have order for preparing the same accordingly." [Ibid. X. p. 260.]
May 26. The memorial of the 10th inst. from the Commissioners for Arrears of Excise, read and entered, concerning the amount charged by way of augmentation upon Robert Stafford, sometime Farmer of Excise in the North Riding of Yorkshire. As he swears he has not received a penny directly or indirectly on account of said augmentation propose to discharge him and to deliver up his bonds. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. XII. p. 110.]
Same from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow to William Herbert, late Sub-Commissioner of Excise in the Isle of Wight, 62l. 3s. 8d. towards an arrear of 132l. 3s. 8d. due on his accompt ended 1662, Sept. 29. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 111.]
The memorial from the Excise Commissioners of the 15th ult., read and entered, concerning an erroneous overcharge of 13l. 6s. 0d. in the accounts for the year ending 1660, Dec. 25, of Mathew Copinger and Mathew Child, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Midd. Ordered: the Auditor of Excise to allow this amount in account. [Early Entry Book XII. pp. 111–2.]