Minute Book: July 1664

Pages 574-575

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

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July 1664

July 5. Petition from Katherine Moorones, alien, praying release of a chest with flower pots and toys, &c., imported by her on her late arrival from Holland. Referred: to the Customs Farmers. [Ibid. X. p. 274.]
July 8. Petition, read and entered (on reference from the King of the 18th ult.) from Dorothy Nicholls, widow of Thomas Nicholls, late of London, salter, who was slain in the late insurrection by a shot in Wood Street. Order: for 40l. to her as royal bounty. [Ibid. V. p. 158.]
July 12. A statement of a case, read and entered, concerning coals shipped at Newcastle, viz., where a shipmaster enters 40 chalder and demands a cocquet therefor, offering sufficient security, but the farmers of the duty of 12d. per chalder allege that he has taken in 50 chalder: query whether the cocquet ought not to be granted, and the farmers left to their remedy according to the Act. Referred: to the Attorney General. [Ibid. p. 277.]
July 13 A certificate, read and entered (being signed by Sir John Denham, Surveyor of the Works, and Francis Withered, Comptroller of the Works) of the amount due for works and repairs in the Cockpit and the lodges in St. James's Park, and for making a drain from the Cockpit into the shoare near Wallingford House, from 1662, Dec. 1, to 1663–4, Jan. 31, viz., 504l. 3s. 8d.: together with a request from the Duke of Albemarle for payment of same. Order: to the Auditor to draw an order for payment of same. [Ibid. V. p. 166.]
July 15. The royal warrant of the 18th ult., read and entered, discharging John Gregory, purveyor of wheat to the Royal Household, from all arrests, suits and molestations concerning a debt of 89l. 0s. 11d. as an arrear of Excise due to the Crown; the said debt being hereby remitted in view of his services and sufferings in the late wars. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "I allow hereof and require the Auditor to admit it upon the account." [Early Entry Book XII. p. 115.]
July 21. The memorial of the 12th inst. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow to Richard Betts, deceased, and William Danvers, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. Dorset, 140l. towards their extraordinaries of 167l. 13s. 5d., the said Danvers being altogether insolvent and invalid. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 116.]
Same of the 19th inst. from the Commissioners for the Arrears of Excise, read and entered, proposing to accept 100l. in settlement of the arrears of 334l. 10s. 5d. for Excise standing out for half a year to 1660, March 25, on Michell Marlow, Francis Lambert, Marke Davis, and Richard Smith, late Sub-Commissioners for Excise in co. Salop and Hereford; in view of the extraordinary poverty and mean condition of the said Sub-Commissioners. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 117.]
Same of the 10th ult. from same, read and entered, proposing to allow to Christopher Arundell, Mark Thomas, Edward Worgar, and John Ward, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise in co. Sussex, 40l. towards their extraordinaries in said affair. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. pp. 117–8.]
July 25. Memorial of the 20th ult. from the Excise Commissioners, read and entered, proposing to allow to Jonathan Singleton, one of the transcribing clerks in the Excise Office, London, 20l. for entering letters patents, privy seals and warrants relating to the arrears of Excise. Ordered: allowed of. [Ibid. p. 121.]
July 26. Petition from the rector, churchwardens and parishioners of St. Bartholomew's, near the Exchange. Set forth that the house in Bartholomew Lane where the Excise Office is kept "being the house in the parish," has always been assessed to church and poor rate at the highest rates, and by mayoralties and shrievalties kept there was a very great relief to the poor. Towards the late repair of the parish church and steeple, which has cost 1,300l., said house has been assessed at 39l., which the Excise Commissioners refuse to pay, alleging it is the King's house. With Treasurer Southampton's minute. "Let the Commissioners of the Excise take care this house bee charged noe otherwise then any other howse for its proporcon. And then allowe the same." [Ibid. p. 119.]