Minute Book: October 1705

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20, 1705-1706. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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October 1705

Oct. 10. forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Pay to John Bickford [Beckford] 100l. for bringing the news from Barcelona. He is Captain of the Neptune galley. Draw a warrant.
Issue to Mr. Bridges 25,333l. 6s. 8d. to pay Sir Theodore Janssen for 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols money of Piedmont at 57d. English : being for 2 months subsidy to the Duke of Savoy ut supra : to be issued out of funds in the Exchequer anno 1705.
Mr. Creamer [Thomas Cremer] now in Mr. Cook's office [Thomas Coke, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt] is to be Examiner of the Vouchers [Inspector of the cash and vouchers of the Tellers of the Receipt] in the place of Mr. Creamer deceased : but he is to quit his place under the Teller.
[My Lord directs] 4000l. to be issued [to the Paymaster of the Forces] for Monsieur de Machado, to complete his warrant : to be issued out of Prize money in the Exchequer.
[My Lord directs the issue to William Lowndes of] 1500l. for secret service.
[Write] to the Navy, the Victuallers, and the Ordnance to send states of their debts to Michaelmas last.
[Send word to] Mr. Borret to be here on Friday morning concerning the forfeited estate of Dickenson.
[My Lord directs the issue of] 12,000l. to the [Treasurer of the] Navy for wages to put the Royal Anne, Triumph and Albemarle out of charge.
And 11,000l. [to same] for the Victualling, to wit for bills of exchange, etc.
[My Lord directs] 30,000l. more to Mr. Bridges for subsistence of the 40,000 men and 10,000 men in the Low Countries. Ibid., p. 131.
Oct. 12, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[Send word] to Mr. Coupland to be here on Tuesday morning about Lord Falkland's account.
On Tuesday morning my Lord will hear Major General Cholmley and Mr. Johnson about the forfeited estate of Sir Roger S[trickland].
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance are called in. [My Lord Treasurer ordered the issue of] 20,000l. for sea service and 20,000l. for land service of their Office : to be issued out of the money arisen and to arise in the Exchequer out of Malt Duty anno 1704 [2-3 Anne c. 2] to wit over and above so much as hath discharged and is sufficient to discharge all the loans and interest thereupon. Ibid., p. 132.
Oct. 16, forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Upon Mr. How's memorial of this day, he attending, my Lord ordered that 23,928l. 12s. 9¾d. is to be issued [to him for Guards and Garrisons] out of Contributions for annuities.
[The draft of a] letter to Mr. [John] Methuen [Ambassador Extraordinary to Portugal] to pay 1855 dollars to Mr. [Joseph] Boit for lead [which he supplied to the Prince of Hesse Darmstadt at Gibraltar when the garrison was in extreme want of lead] is read and approved.
Stay the process against Lord William Paulet for the rent of Greenwax money till the end of next Hilary term.
Sir Thomas Powys [appearing] for Col. Cholmley, and Mr. Tompson [appearing] for Mr. Johnson are called in. Mr. Tompson desires time and alleged that Mr. Johnson has been at charge in suits about Sir Roger Strickland's estate. Sir Thomas Powys says Mr. Johnson's pretensions are sufficiently satisfied by the grant he has already.
My Lord [Treasurer informs them] he will lay the matter before the Queen for a reversionary lease to Mr. Cholmley. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 133.
Oct. 17, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
Send to the Commissioners of the Navy to be here on Friday afternoon about the payments to the Ordinary and the Yards.
Mr. Coupland and Mr. Burton are called in. Mr. Coupland will prepare the ledger [containing the accounts of the Navy Treasurership] of my Lord Falkland for 3 years and make despatch in it.
My Lord agrees that he shall be rewarded for his pains.
Mr. Burton presents a paper how the accounts of Lord Falkland do stand and promises to assist Mr. Coupland.
The Salt Commissioners are called in. My Lord asks them how the Salt revenue comes to be decreased this year. They [promise him] they will send states of the gross produce of the 2 several years ending at Michaelmas 1704 and 1705.
The Attorney General comes in. Refer to him the petition of Saladin [see footnote infra p. 39].
[Send word] to the Agents [for Taxes] to be here on Friday morning about the commission for [inquiry in] Devonshire.
[My Lord directs the] issue of 4200l. to the Treasurer of the Navy whereof 2850l. out of loans in the Exchequer on Low Wines anno 1705 [3-4 Anne c. 18], 830l. out of loans there on the Two Thirds Subsidy [3-4 Anne c. 3] and 520l. out of such further loans as shall be made on [either of] those respective Duties. The said sum is to be paid over to the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and three fifths thereof is to be placed to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling. Ibid., p. 134.
Oct. 19, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
The Agents [for Taxes] are called in. My Lord Treasurer gives them the names of the Commissioners for Inquiry [into the Taxes frauds] in Co. Devon, for insertion in the new commission. They say the first commission is returned and executed so it cannot interfere with the new commission.
Desire the gentlemen of the Bank to be here on Tuesday morning. Ibid., p. 135.
Oct. 19, afternoon. Present : ut supra.
The Commissioners of the Navy are called in. Send to the Commissioners of the Victualling to dispatch Mr. Papillon's account [as Cashier of the Victualling]. Ibid.
Oct. 24, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
John House attends with the Attorney General as his counsel. Mr. Serjeant Cheshire appears for Rowland Gwynne. Mr. Cheshire says the dispute is only about a tenement called Coed Madock: that they [his clients] have had 60 years' quiet possession and have justified their title upon several trials and that they hold under a fee farm grant of 12 James I by the name of the Township of Ethiniock [Festiniog]. They [undertake to my Lord that they] will attend the Attorney General and shew their title and he is to make report to my Lord of the whole matter with his opinion.
[My Lord directs] 1103l. 6s. 3¾d. to be issued for Windsor Works for January and February 1704 and March 1704-5.
Upon Mr. How's memorial of this day [my Lord directs the] issue of 11,402l. 10s. 4d. [to said How as Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] for 28 days to Nov. 21 next for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in England ; and 2213l. 15s. 0d. for subsistence for same time to the [sea service] Regiments of Hotham, Breton and Soams.
The restitution of temporalities to the bishop of Lincoln is to date as from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 136.
Oct. 29, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[Send] to Mr. How to certify how far he has received subsistence for the Troops with my Lord Peterborough [viz. the Regiments of Col. Rivers, Col. Hamilton, Col. Ellyot, Lord Charlemont, Brigadier Gorge and Col. Caufeild] and how far they are provided for by that money or otherwise.
The Bank having lent 50,000l. on credit of repayment on the Malt Duty anno 1705 [3-4 Anne c. 17] my Lord resolves that in case the said fund shall not have satisfied or paid off the said principal sum of 50,000l. together with 6 per cent. interest thereon by Michaelmas 1706 so much as shall be unpaid thereof at that time shall be made good out of some other funds. Ibid., p. 137.
Oct. 30, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
Mr. Bridges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] is called in with Sir Henry Furnese.
[My Lord orders the following] issues to Mr. Bridges on his memorial of this day.
£ s. d.
to complete the subsistence of 10,200 men in Portugal to Dec. 23 next 14601 11 8
for the third three months' subsidy to the King of Prussia for his Troops in the Duke of Savoy's service due the 4th September last, whereof 6304l. 6s. 3d. out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on the Two Thirds Subsidy [3-4 Anne c. 3] and 6195l. 13s. 9d. out of loans by him on Low Wines [3-4 Anne c. 18] &c. 12500 0 0
for 3 months' subsidy to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, being 12,500 Crowns : to be issued out of loans to be made by Sir Henry Furnese on Low Wines &c. 3125 0 0
Sir Thomas Littleton [Treasurer of the Navy] is called in. [My Lord Treasurer directs the issue to him of] 5000l. for bills of exchange and to be placed to the head of the Wear and Tear : and 29,400l. for half a year to the Yards to Xmas 1704 on the head of the Ordinary : and 8000l. for the Ordinary in general.
The Navy Commissioners are to attend on Thursday at 6 in the evening.
[My Lord directs the issue to] Sir David Mitchell of 500l. by s[ign] m[anual]. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 138.
Oct. 31, forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Agents [for Taxes] are called in. Their reports are read and [my Lord's decisions and] orders [are endorsed or margined] on them. Ibid., p. 139.