Minute Book: June 1706

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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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June 1706

June 4. Present : ut supra.
Speak to Mr. Cartwright to write by this night's post to Mr. Brydges to keep an exact account of the difference of the agio and value of the moneys between Amsterdam and the several places where there shall be occasion to pay the army.
Mr. Cartwright is called in and my Lord acquaints him with his pleasure as above and directs him to write not only to Mr. Brydges but to Mr. Sweet likewise on this matter, that all just and due care may be taken therein for the service of her Majesty and the publique.
Send to the Attorney General for his report relating to a request of the Duke of Leeds for a grant of a fee farm rent issuing out of the forest of Wychwood co. Oxford.
[My Lord orders] George Holme, clerk, going chaplain to Algiers, to be paid 50l. as royal bounty to carry him thither ; and to be paid 100l. a year from the time of his arrival there : which is to be paid him by the Consul [there] and to be inserted in the Consul's bills of extraordinaries and allowed by the Secretary of State from time to time : and her Majesty's pleasure is to be signified to the Secretary [of State to the end] that he acquaint the Consul therewith. Ibid., p. 236.
June 5, forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
Samuel Foot to be Sub Commissioner [of Prizes] at [Plymouth].
[My Lord orders] 500 guineas to Capt. Delaval for bringing the express [of the enemy's retreat from Barcelona].
[Likewise] 200l. to Lord Lifford, out of secret service : and 100l. to Lord Slane ; out of same.
[My Lord directs] 400l. to be advanced to Mr. Broket on his salary [pension].
[The Gentlemen of the] East India Company are called in. My Lord asks them whether they are willing to accept of tallies on the Two Thirds Subsidy in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance on account of the debt owing to them for saltpetre. They say they don't know whereabouts they stand on the register [of tallies and orders on the said fund].
My Lord orders that the Board of Ordnance be writ to for them to acquaint the East India Company with that [matter] and then to signify to my Lord what sum they [the Board of Ordnance] intend to assign so that proper directions may be given to the Treasurer of the Ordnance to take care in making the ass[ignments] that the interest commence only from the day of making the payments to the said Company.
[My Lord reads] a report from the Customs Commissioners on a petition of the New East India Company praying that the discounts allowed them for prompt payment on importations may not be taken off from the debentures for the same goods when exported. The point as to matter of law is referred by my Lord to the Attorney General.
[My Lord directs] 7576l. 12s. 6¾d. to be issued to Charles Fox [as late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] whereof 5085l. 0s. 2¾d. out of loans on the One Third Tonnage and Poundage anno 1704 and 2491l. 12s. 4d. out of money of the 4s. Aid for the same year. The said sum is intended to be applied for clearings to several Regiments on the Portugal Establishment from 1704 Aug. 24 to Dec. 23 following.
My Lord will speak to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] about a warrant for ascertaining the pay of the Earl Rivers (as Capt. General of the Land Forces going in an Expedition under his command) until Xmas 1706 although he [should] die sooner in her Majesty's service.
[My Lord directs] 1000l. to be issued in further part of what is due to Mr. Methuen as late Envoy in Portugal. Treasury Minute Book XV, pp. 237-8.
June 7, forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
Send Mr. Savage's letter about Count Tallard's wine to Mr. Secretary Harley.
Send the representation concerning the Colonels and the clothiers to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] for his perusal and that he will then return it with a signification whether he has any objection thereto.
[My Lord directs] 891l. to be issued to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad] on the order in his name for extraordinaries of the War anno 1706 : to be issued out of [Annuity] Contribution money [in the Exchequer and is] to complete 1611l. for levy money for Count Nassau's Regiment consisting of 537 men at 3l. a man exclusive of servants : according to a warrant signed by her Majesty. Ibid., p. 239.
June 10,
Windsor Castle.
Present : The Queen : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Petitions and memorials etc. as follows are read and her Majesty's directions thereon are minuted upon the same as indicated as follows in italics].
The Duke of Ormonde proposes that Mr. Stuart, brother to the Lord Mountjoy, may have some mark of her Majesty's favour by a pension of 200l. per an. on the Establishment [of Ireland], his fortune being narrow and he having shown great zeal for her Majesty's service. If some employment [could be given him] in Ireland it would be better.
His Grace also represents that upon examination of the case of Capt. White and Capt. Murragh, who were formerly struck out of the list of half pay [on the Irish Establishment], he finds it to have been upon a misrepresentation and proposes that they may be restored thereto ; that they were Londonderry Officers and served with good characters during the whole war : and that Capt. Hill hath made several campaigns and is recommended by the Duke of Marlborough for half pay, which if allowed at 3s. a day each, the whole will amount to 9s. a day. Capt. White and Capt. Murragh to be restored to half pay and Capt. Hill to have the like.
Major General Gustavus Hamilton having represented that he stormed the town of Athlone at the head of Grenadiers, for which he was made a Governor with a salary of 14s. a day, but the same being since struck off the Establishment and a military pension of 10s. a day being vacant by the death of Lord Blany, the Duke of Ormonde recommends him for her Majesty's favour herein, in regard he has no pay as General Officer in Ireland. Granted.
John Nettervill by his petition sets forth that Charles II granted him a pension of 480l. out of the revenue of Ireland during his life, of which he received no part and [therefore] praying a pension ; the Duke of Ormonde reports that Charles II granted to petitioner and Abraham Ashville during their lives the reversion of 480l. a year, being the interest of 6000l. granted to Col. Lane's daughters after the payment of 5000l. a year to the Duke of Ormonde should cease. His Grace agrees as to the loyalty and services of the petitioner and his family ; but there being so great a load on the [Irish] Establishment he submitted it to her Majesty's pleasure. The Queen takes notice 'tis an old pretension.
Lieut. Col. William Culliford and Major William Oglethorpe of Lord Mohun's Regiment being suspended by reason of their infirmities as unable to go with their Regiment to Barcelona, the Duke of Ormonde proposes that they may have 250l. per an. each on the list of [Irish] military pensions, having both served the Crown very well for many years. Granted.
Mr. Morrice. Memorandum : to move her Majesty that she would be graciously pleased in consideration of the good and faithful services of Mr. Morrice to bestow upon him at his return from Portugal such suitable employment as shall be equivalent in value to what he now executes there. Her Majesty says he is a person deserves her favour and shalbe considered when there is an opportunity.
Mary, the widow of Henry Killegrew, prays her Majesty's bounty for the support of herself and children. Memorandum : to move her Majesty to allow at the rate of 40s. a week for the support of herself and children and that 3l. a week may be allowed to Dame Barbara Killegrew, relict of Sir Robert Killegrew, for the support of herself and children. [The Queen sanctions] 100l. per an. [to the first and] 150l. per an. [for the last].
Peter Fabre, a French refugee, prays a grant of the personal estate value 250l. which one Burdet of that kingdom [of France] died here possessed of. Mr. Borret reports that the said Burdett died intestate not having any relation here, and that her Majesty may direct administration to be granted to such person as she shall think fit to sue for the same. Memorandum : to move her Majesty to bestow some part of this upon some other necessitous [French] refugees : [no minute hereon].
In his report on a memorial of Col. Dudley, Governor of New England, Mr. Blathwayte proposes that 200l. may be given to the said Governor and 100l. to the Deputy Governor there for service in seizing and prosecuting a notorious pirate and sending over his effects to England, to the value of above 3000l. Granted.
Henry Wise represents that the [royal] gardens in his present contract [for yearly upkeep] are 104 acres, that his allowance by contract doth amount to 1600l. a year which is not above 16l. an acre ; that fine gardens cannot be kept under 24l. an acre : that other gardens are since added to his care containing 40 acres : therefore prays that he may be allowed 20l. an acre for the whole which for the gardens contained in his present contract at 4l. an acre additional will amount to 416l. and for the 40 acres of new gardening at 20l. per acre is 800l. making a total additional yearly allowance of 1216l. This 1616l. [sic for 1216l.] per an. additional allowance is granted from last quarter day.
Lieut. Col. Sutton of Brigadier Webb's Regiment sets forth that he being appointed the night after the action at Blenheim to command the guard on the French prisoners he contracted a violent rheumatism which continues still upon him, which hath been very chargeable to him in physicians etc. : therefore prays some allowance towards his charge. The Comptrollers of the Army report [hereon that] her Majesty's bounty [allowed] to Lieut. Colonels of Foot in that action was 51l. each and double that sum to such as were wounded : that petitioner received only 51l. and submit whether he may not deserve the reward as though he were actually wounded. [No minute hereon].
Richard Elford, one of the Gentlemen of her Majesty's Chapel, prays that an additional allowance of 100l. per an. intended him by her Majesty may be put on the Establishment and to commence from Xmas last. Granted and to be paid by Mr. Nicholas.
A report of the Archbishop of York relating to the French Church at Wapping [is read] wherein his Grace proposes that 20l. be paid to discharge arrears of rent for the said Church and that a yearly allowance be settled on the Minister, Mr. de la Prade for his maintenance, who is extremely poor and hath a wife and 2 children. Granted to be paid to the a[rch] b[ishop] ofwho is to take care that the duty be performed.
Lady Arlington prays the continuance of the like allowance of 1200l. a year as she had from the Queen Dowager and that it may commence from Xmas last. [The Queen orders] 1000l. a year from Xmas last : to be on Mr. Nicholas's list.
Lord Falkland prays that the allowance made to his mother for his maintenance and education may be paid him till such time as his estate shall come to him, having been at great expense to attend the Earl of Peterborough and in coming home in hopes of being made a Lieut. Col. The pension of 200l. a year to continue as it is.
The widow of Brigadier Hastings prays that the pension which her husband enjoyed may be continued to her or some other provision be made for her subsistence. Her husband has been dead three years, since which she hath received no allowance from the Crown. Speak with Lord Bradford [Cofferer of the Household to Wm. III.]
Mrs. Waggot referred to the Lord Treasurer by order in Council for his Lordship to consider and report some provision for herself and children in regard to the faithful service of her husband to the Crown, who was a Lieut. Col. and killed in the trenches at the seige of Badajos. To have 60l. per an. on Mr. Nicholas's list.
Frances Raleigh, widow of Philip Raleigh who had a pension of 100l. per an. payable by Mr. Nicholas in consideration of his 3 sons being slain in the late and present war, prays that same may be continued for the support of herself and children. Continue part of the pension 50l. or 60l. a year.
The Spaniard sets forth that he hath been shut up 5 years in this city in a labyrinth of misfortunes and for a year past hath lived only on bread and water and having sold all he hath shall now be deprived even of that miserable support : that he is informed the Queen hath been pleased to direct your Lordship [Treasurer Godolphin] to give him some money for his relief : but if he is misinformed prays your lordship to move her Majesty in his behalf. Give him 20l. to carry him into Spain.
The widow of the late Mr. Winstanley sets forth that her husband expended about 5000l. in building the late lighthouse on the Eddystone and she is left without support. The petitioner is recommended by the Corporation of Trinity House and the Lord High Admiral. Speak with some Gentlemen of Trinity House.
A paper is read to the Queen which was brought to the Treasury by Edward Nicholas entitled a list of pensions and bounties which her Majesty has been graciously pleased to grant 18 May 1706 : as follows
Sarah Browne 11l. per an. from 1705 June 24
Susanne de Mollien 40l. per an. from 1705 Sept. 29
Margaret de Villeneuve 40l. per an. " " " "
Jeanne de la Milliere 30l. per an. " " " "
Magdalen Vandiere 30l. per an. " " " "
Eliz. Sixte Dalem 30l. per an. " " " "
Magdalen de la Martinere 30l. per an. " " " "
Utesia Astley 40l. per an. " " " "
Anne Daniel de Grangue 40l. per an. " " " "
Jean de la Salle 40l. per an. " " " "
Eliz. Sallinanne 40l. per an. " " " "
Mary and Kath. du Chail 20l. per an. " " " "
Susanne de Cantiran 40l. per an. " " " "
Judith de Roux 20l. per an. " " " "
Susanne de Blune 20l. per an. " " " "
Magdalen de Chamier 25l. per an. " " " "
Edward Purcell, 20l. per an. " " " "
Frances Purcell 20l. per an. " " " "
Rebecca Flower 20l. per an. from 1706 Lady day
Susanne Pallier 20l. per an. " " " "
Anne Bing 40l. per an. " " " "
Elizabeth Wagget 60l. per an. " " " "
Peter Paul Gendrault a bounty of 107l. 10s. 0d.
Elizabeth Collier a bounty of 25l.
Her Majesty was pleased to approve of the above.
Some additions [as follows] proposed [to Mr. Nicholas's list are submitted to her Majesty who decides thereon as follows] :
The widow of Capt. Pauldon prays the continuance of a pension of 50l. per an. which her late husband enjoyed from the hands of Mr. Nicholas. Recommended by the Duke of Leeds. Half of it to be continued.
The widow of Capt. Talbot : recommended to her Majesty's compassion by the Duke of Shrewsbury : [no minute hereon].
The Countess Dowager of Thanet. The Duke of Ormonde's report upon her petition for 400l. a year in Ireland is read. To have 300l. per an.
Col. Phelipps : to have as usual.
Mr. Cornwallis : to have some employment.
Countess Dowager of Marlborough : not to have a pension but some bounty.
The widow of Major Christian : the like.
Mr. Alston, formerly of the Band of [Gentlemen] Pensioners : recommended by the Earl of Bradford for her Majesty's bounty in consideration of some arrears and of his great poverty. 50l. out of secret service money. Treasury Minute Book XV, pp. 240-244.
June 12, forenoon.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer.
The [Assessment] Commissioners for the Land Tax for co. Surrey are called in and a complaint against Mr. Weston is read signed by Sir Henry Dutton Colt, Sir John Buckworth, Nicho Carew and James Clarke ; and also a certificate signed by 19 others of the Commissioners [for said County] in behalf of the said Weston. After hearing the Commissioners on both sides my Lord says that what is complained of is matter of account, that is to say whether Mr. Weston has paid the moneys of his receipts into the Exchequer from time to time as early as he ought to have done with respect to the times of his receiving it from the [collectors in] the country : and that not being capable of examination here his Lordship directs that the complaint with the papers now delivered at the Board by Mr. Weston (being the accounts of his payments into the Exchequer) be referred to the Agents for Taxes : and also directs that Mr. Weston do attend the said Agents with an account of the particular sums by him received from any collectors or others and the days when received ; which the Agents are to compare with his payments into the Exchequer and to make a report upon the whole matter to my Lord. Ibid., p. 245.
June 14, forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer : Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Sir Isaac Newton is called in. My Lord Treasurer tells him that the tin lately put on board her Majesty's ships of war must be relanded in regard tis not known whether they [the ships] will go to the places at first designed. Sir Isaac proposes it may be put into the Customs House at Portsmouth because that will save charges and twill be the readier there to be re-shipt in order for exportation when an opportunity offers. My Lord Treasurer agrees thereto and orders a letter to be written to the Customs Commissioners to direct their officers to permit the same to be secured in the Customs House at Portsmouth.
[My Lords order preparation of] a sign manual for 500l. to Mr. Chetwind, who is employed in her Majesty's service at the Court of Turin.
The Comptrollers of Army Accounts and Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] are to be here next Tuesday morning about the representation to be laid before the Queen relating to the clothiers. Ibid., p. 246.
June 18, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
Mr. St. John and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts are called in and the draft of a representation to be laid before the Queen [as above] is read. My Lord Treasurer desires Mr. St. John to take it and show it to the Prince [George of Denmark] before his Lordship signs it and then return it with a signification of his Royal Highness's approbation thereof.
[My Lord orders] a letter to Mr. Brydges by this night's post to acquaint him that my Lord has received his of the 19th new style and has compared what he says concerning the [agio on Amsterdam Bank money or the] difference between the value of guilders paid at Amsterdam and Antwerp with a paper which his Lordship had before received from Mr. Hill, and finds the difference to be very great ; and therefore desires him to order Mr. Sweet to repair forthwith to Antwerp to take all possible care that the said difference be managed for her Majesty's best advantage. Ibid., p. 247.
June 21, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
Mr. Vander Esch's account is referred to both the Auditors of Imprests.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [are called in] : their memorial about saltpetre is read. Desire some of the East India Company to be here next Wednesday.
The taxes on the Ordnance [officers of not more than 60l. per an. salary are] to be remitted as usual.
The Customs Commissioners [are] to attend next Wednesday afternoon.
The Earl of Sunderland's extraordinaries are to be paid.
State what there is already in the hands of the several [Departmental] Paymasters towards the service of their offices and what [moneys] may be expected from the present and subsequent payments of the Contributions for annuities and what uses may be most pressing. Ibid., p. 248.
June 26, forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[Send word to the Gentlemen of the] Bank to be here on Friday morning.
Issue 4086l. 12s. 0½d. to Mr. Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] in further part of the arrears due to the 4 West India Regiments to 1703 Dec. 24 : of which sum 400l. is to be out of the rent of Hackney Coaches, 3309l. 11s. 9d. out of the 25 per cent. on French Goods, 57l. 0s. 3¼d. out of arrears of Customs ended at 1699 Xmas and 320l. out of prize money.
Issue 64,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, out of money in the Exchequer of Contributions for annuities : of which sum 30,000l. is to be for the head of Wages ; 8000l. for the Ordinary of the Navy ; 6000l. for Wear and Tear, to wit bills of exchange ; and 20,000l. for the Victualling, to wit bills of exchange.
The Customs Commissioners to be here next Tuesday afternoon.
Issue 1125l. to Mr. Howe on the proper [relative] order in his name : out of loans on the 4s. Aid anno 1705 : the same being to be paid over to Mr. Mossam Ferrabosco for the value of 5000 dollars by him paid to Mr. Vincent, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Catalonia, on the 12th Oct. 1705 by order of the Earl of Peterborough and Sir Cloudesley Shovel.
[Send] a letter to the Navy Commissioners to acquaint them with the above and that therefore they take care that Mr. Mossum Ferrabosco be not allowed it in his accounts with them.
[Issue] 100l. to Mr. Roberts for a year's salary to Grinling Gibbons to 1705 Xmas.
7000l. to the Cofferer of the Household in further part of [last] Lady day quarter to the Household.
3000l. to Mr. Tailer on the order in his name for the building at Woodstock.
1500l. to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.
Sir Henry Furnese is called in about remittances.
[Issues as follows amounting in all to 120,337l. 19s. 10¼d. are] ordered to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad].
£ s. d.
in part of his order for 40,000 men in Holland anno 1706 : out of Annuity Contributions money in the Exchequer
for 31 days' subsistence for the Subject Troops and full pay for the Foreigners composing that body, to wit from Aug. 24 next to Sept. 23 next 61398 17
in part of his order for the 10,000 additional men anno 1706
for the like subsistence and pay 12167 13 4
in part of his order for 10,200 men in Portugal anno 1706
for 31 days' subsistence from 24 July next to Aug. 23 next 14789 5 2
for 4 months' full pay to the General Officers of that body from Feb. 24 last to June 23 inst. 3760 0 0
in part of his order for subsidies to the Allies anno 1706
for 2 months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy by way of advance from Dec. 3 next to 1706-7 Feb. 3 : to be paid over to Sir Theodore Janssen for his bills given on Friday last for 106,6662/3 Crowns of 82 sols money of Piedmont at 59d. English per Crown 26222 4 4
£120337 19 10¼
[sic for £118337 19 10¼]
Treasury Minute Book XV, pp. 249-50.
June 28, forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord directs] 10,000l. to Mr. Mason for the Transport Service. Ibid., p. 251.