Volume 115: July 1-August 31, 1709

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Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 4, 1708-1714. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1974.

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July 1–August 31, 1709

[June or
1. Memorial of the Comrs of Works to the Lord High Treasurer showing the amount of debt in their office. ? June or July 1709. ½ page.
July 1. 2. Richard Norton to Mr Taylor. Had no copy of Lord Scarborough's warrant there, but he was to have three brace of bucks yearly during his life out of the forest of Bere. The warrant in Mr Lowndes' hands would not interfere with Lord Scarborough's warrant at all, but was purely for the Queen's service, and the forest would be lost without it. They would lose the benefit of the warrant if it were not signed quickly. Lord Scarborough's hunting did a vast prejudice to the forest. He (Mr Norton) would have all other hunting stopped if his Lordship's must not be. He could let things go on at any rate, and not be found fault with by the borderers, because they would have their full pleasure at her Majesty's cost; but would do his duty honestly and represent what he knew. Wished he could have the warrant signed so as to carry it with him, because that was the very time to begin the cure. Hoped the Queen would be sensible how unfair a thing his Lordship desired of her, and revoke it, or at least tie him up from hunting. They would serve him with the deer and save them in other people, provided he might not hunt. It was that which destroyed their little forest, and drove all the deer to the devil, whence they scarce ever returned, but were waylaid and killed, besides being all surfeited with being so driven in the hot weather. Would much rather her Majesty should disafforest them, than see her right and her deer made use of only for the spoil and sport of her subjects, for it lessened the crown too much in his poor opinion. All he desired was to preserve the prerogative, and thought he was bound to do it. Dated 1 July 1709.
Copy of the warrant which was desired to be signed. 4½ pages.
July 2. 3. Report of the Comrs of Revenue, Ireland, to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of William Trench, Esq., and the papers annexed thereto. Petitioner was solicitor in the late court before the judges appointed to hear and determine the claims of such as pretended to the benefit of the articles of Limerick, and discharged the same with diligence, &c. Certifying as to his claims in connection with that office. They were of opinion that he deserved for his own care and diligence 80l. a year, being the usual salary to solicitors in like cases in lieu of fees, and for his clerks 15s. a week. Dated Custom House, Dublin, 2 July 1709.
The petition referred to. 3 pages.
July 4. 4. Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Sent report of the Comrs of revenue on the petition of Hannah Griffith, widow, [whose husband was collector for Sligo, and was a debtor to the crown]. Dated Dublin Castle, 4 July 1709.
The report, recommending her as an object of compassion, two petitions, an affidavit, and a certificate.
Minuted:—“To be laid before ye Q.” 6 pages, 2 halves.
July 4. 5. The same to the same. Again recommending the extremely necessitous case of the Earl of Roscommon, and asking that it might be laid before her Majesty for her compassion. Dated Dublin Castle, 4 July 1709. 1 page.
July 4. 6. The Lord Advocate (Sir David Dalrymple) to the Lord [High Treasurer]. Some overtures on behalf of the merchants concerned in the wines lately seized would come by this flying packet. Term was at hand, and if the trials came on, matters could not be so easily adjusted afterwards. Was sensible of the mischief of importing prohibited goods, especially of the growth of France, but as there was less observation there last year, he feared the merchants were deeply concerned, and a vigorous prosecution would certainly ruin a good many of them if found in the wrong. This would affect the trade and revenue, and the people would universally complain. If what was proposed might take place this inconvenience would be avoided, and the ease coming from his Lordship, by the interposition of the Lord Chief Baron and others, hearty wellwishers to the public good and zealous for her Majesty's service, it might beget in the minds of the people a better opinion still of the Union, and a greater confidence in those entrusted with the administration of justice, in affairs concerning revenue, and in the managers of the customs. The complaints of the populace were not always to be regarded, neither were they to be contemned. There would be no small difficulty to bring the trials to a good issue for the Crown. If the juries began to baulk it would draw on more difficulties. Dated Edinburgh, 4 July 1709. 3 pages, quarto.
July 5. 7. The Earl of Seafield to the Lord High Treasurer. Enclosed a memorial from the merchants concerned in the wines lately imported. The merchants reckoned that what they had done could not be challenged, because the wine was brought from Spain in Spanish casks and by Spanish clearances, and imported in so open a manner that there were 800 tuns seized. They were resolved in future to follow no method of trade but what was plainly warranted by law. If the matter came to trial one of two inconveniences must happen. If the merchants were acquitted by the juries this method would be continued and the wines would be carried into South Britain. The other inconveniency was, that if the wines were condemned it would be an insupportable loss to the trading part of the country, and the enemies to the Union would say it was designed to ruin trade. If his Lordship judged it expedient the Comrs of Customs or Barons of the Exchequer would find some method whereby the customs might be well paid, and the merchants not ruined. Dated Edinburgh, 5 July 1709.
The memorial referred to, and a letter from Mr. Baron Smith, approving of the method suggested in the memorial for ending the disputes, by the merchants paying 4l. a tun more than the Spanish duty, and giving security that the wines should not be sent into England. Dated 4 July 1709. 4 pages, (3 quarto).
July 5. 8. John Smith to the Lord [High Treasurer]. Was six years employed as muster master “depute” of the forces, and observed abuses and malversations committed by Mr Bruce, muster master general, and represented the same to King William. The Treasury had neglected to report. In 1704 he laid his complaint before a committee appointed by Parliament, and he made it appear that the Government was defrauded of 12,000l. A tenth part was promised him, but he was put off with a general recommendation from Parliament to the Queen. Asked that the Barons there might be directed to try the case, and if judgment were given for the Crown that he might receive the reward. Dated Edinburgh, 5 July 1709.
On the dorse is:—“The Barons are of opinion that the general pardons in Scotland have discharged Bruce, so that nothing is to be recovered from him. But the petitioner having been att a great deal of trouble is recommended to yr Ldship's bounty.”
Minuted:—“Read 18th Sepr 1710. My Lords cannot advise her Maty to be at any expence in a matter by wch she can now receive no benefit.” 1½ pages, quarto.
July 5. 9. Report of the Comrs of Stamps on the petition of Catherine Countess Dowager of Bellamont, [then married to Capt. Caldwall], asking that her late husband's accounts might be ordered to be stated, and that until then the Comrs of Stamps might put a stop to their suit on a bond for which her late husband was responsible. The real estate of her late husband was all in Ireland, and some salt fats at Droitwich, of little or no value. The estate was subject to a rent charge of 400l. to the petitioner. The petitioner had possessed herself of the personal estate, but could render no account of it, being obliged by Lord Cornbury's severity to leave New York privately. Petitioner claimed a debt of about 1,000l. due to the late Earl, from her Majesty, out of which they would pay what was due on the bond. The Comrs asked directions before proceeding in the suit. Dated 5 July 1709.
The petition. 2½ pages.
July 5. 10. Jo. Taylour to Mr Chetwynd. By command of the Lord High Treasurer acknowledged the receipt of his (Mr Chetwynd's) letter from Turin. His Lordship was very well assured that a considerable sum of money had arrived with the fleet for the army, and would see that the bills which were already drawn were accepted and paid, yet Mr Chetwynd need not draw any more. Dated 5 July 1709. 1¼ pages.
July 5. 11. Comrs of Customs, Scotland, to the Hon. Wm Lowndes, Esq. As to an accommodation with merchants concerned in cargoes of wine seized, about which there was some question. Dated Custom House, Edinburgh, 5 July 1709. 1 page, quarto.
July 6. 12. The Earl of Gallway to the Lord High Treasurer. Importuning his Lordiship on behalf of poor widows who had lately lost their husbands in the Queen's service. Major de Vignoles, blown up at Alicant, had left a wife (the Earl's near relation), and three small children. Mons. de Bette, lieut. in his regiment of horse, was killed in the ship taken and carried into Brest. Major Bruyere, Lieut. Boncour, and Ensign Talquier, three of the officers of his regiment, who were killed on board the Assurance, also left widows, and two of them children. Dated Lisbon, 6 July 1709 [? if N.S., 25 June]. 3 pages, quarto.
July 12. 13. Report of the Comrs of the Revenue, Ireland, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (Wharton). Had previously reported on a memorial of the Duke of Ormond for an extension of the term of contract, for the prizage and butlerage in Ireland, and saw nothing to vary their opinion, which was in favour of the extension. Dated 12 July 1709. 2 pages.
July 12. 14. The Earl of Glasgow to —. Is informed by a friend in London that the Lord Treasurer inclines to allow him (the Earl) 500l. only, for the last Assembly. Had 700l. for the last, and Lord Rosse had 700l. in advance when he came down from London, and no one had made the journey to keep the Assembly for less. Is the only person who ever advanced his own money to keep the Assembly, and has not saved a farthing of his 700l. on the last occasion. Asks that this may be laid before Mr. “Tailior” as he would do him (the Earl) all the kindness he could. He (the Earl) is very modest in asking money for himself, and will be satisfied with what the Lord Treasurer may do. Dated Edinburgh, 12 July 1709. 1 page, quarto.
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July 15.
15. Report of the Postmasters General to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Mr Pauncfort, who was a creditor of Mr Palmes, a teller of the Exchequer: were not satisfied to order any payment out of the present pension.
Minuted:—“Read 15 July 1709. My Lord saies this being the case of severall other of Mr Palmes's credrs who are now suing of him, his Lp can give no direction therein.” 2½ pages.
July 18. 16. Orders given to Mr Mackay in relation to the packet boats between England and Ostend during the campaign, to carry expresses from the Duke of Marlborough. Three postillions to be employed between Ostend and Lisle. Mr Jaupain proposed to send all the ordinary letters from the army to Ostend gratis, and to carry all his Grace's by his postillion's express, at the charge of the country. Dated 18th July 1709. 1 page, quarto.
July 20. 17. Certified copy of report of the principal officers of the Mint as to certain claims for the coinage in Scotland. Dated “Mint Office, the 20th July 1709.” 1 page.
July 21. 18. Mr Foot Onslow to the Hon. Willm Lowndes, Esq. Asks him to promote the interests of the widow Burrish with the Ld High Treasurer, to whom she had presented a petition. Dated 21 July 1709. 1 page.
July 23. 19. “Auditors state of the bishops rents in North Britain, dated 23 July 1709, transmitted to my Lord Tr[easure]r by ye Barons.”
Also, “Report anent the state of the Bishops rents,” signed John Philip and Robert Arbuthnot. Dated Edinburgh, 23 July 1709. 2 large pages and 2 smaller ones.
July 23. 20. Report of the Comrs of Customs “to the Rt Hon. the Lords of the Council, appointed a committee to consider of the bills lately transmitted from Ireland,” viz., upon an act for encouraging the exportation of corn. They propose that in time of war, when the officers believe the corn is designed to be carried to the enemy, security shall be taken from the exporter, &c. Dated 23 July 1709.
Annexed is “a comparison of the prices and bounty allowed on the exportation of corn from Ireland and England.” 3 pages.
July 23. 21. Report of the Comrs for Victualling the Navy to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Mr William Penn, proprietor and governor of Pennsylvania, in behalf of several merchants there. They (the Comrs) had heard what the proposers had to offer for furnishing the ships of war in the West Indies with provisions, and had received tenders from them; but the prices were higher than those generally paid by their agent in Jamaica, and their advice was not to accept a contract. Dated 23 July 1709.
The memorial, also copy of a report of the [Comrs of Trade] on the proposition of the above William Penn, Esq., to surrender to the crown his proprietary government of Pennsylvania, &c. Their opinion was that his claims to privileges, immunities, and liberties were capable of being extended to the diminution of the Royal prerogative; and if voluntarily surrendered, would be of great benefit: and amongst other results would be the more speedy and impartial administration of justice to all persons, tho' under different persuasions in religious matters. It appeared to them that Mr Penn with great expense, many risks and dangers, both to his person and fortune, with continued pains and industry, and by his personal interest, had accomplished a very difficult undertaking, by cultivating and improving what before was a desolate wilderness, into a well peopled colony, and so had impaired his fortune and had not had time to reap the profits. His surrender ought to be absolute and unconditional, but they left the quantum to be paid him to her Majesty's grace and goodness. Dated 5 Feb. 1706–7. 7 pages.
July 25.
22. Petition of Mr William Grimes to the Lord Treasurer for allowance to be made him for copies of records and for inrolling the catalogue of the Cotton Library.
Minuted thus:—“Ordered by the L~res patt dt [dormant].” Before 25 July 1709. See Money Book, Vol. XX., p. 85, where this claim was allowed. 2 pages.
July 27. 23. The Earl of Sunderland to the Lord High Treasurer. The enclosed petition of Capt. James Roch (who had done great and eminent services at Londonderry) had been laid before the Queen, who was sensible of his services and necessitous condition, and desired his Lordship to settle a pension on him. Dated 27 July 1709.
The petition, the report of the Attorney General (Ireland), and the letter of the Lord Lieutenant.
The report is minuted:—“Read 10th Aug. 1709. My Lord will move the Queen to allow him 200li a year in Ireland during pleasure.” 6 pages.
July 30. 24. Comrs of Customs (Scotland) to the Hon. Wm Lowndes, Esq. Enclose an abstract of the quantities of herrings, salmon, wet and dry cod fish, beef, and pork exported from Scotland, cured with foreign salt imported before the Union, together with the number of debentures granted at each port, and the money due thereon. Dated Edinburgh, 30 July 1709.
Another abstract which was enclosed is not now with it. 2 pages.
July. 25. Comrs of the Navy to J. Taylor, Esq., at the Treasury Chambers. Respecting Mr Harnage's application for an advance, by way of imprest, for the slop clothes issued to H.M. Navy. The supplies exceeded his receipts by 44,553l. 9s. 1d. Dated July 1709. 2 pages (torn).
[? July.] 26. Petition to the Queen from Peter Brocas, Clerk, in behalf of his daughter Mary, the widow of Captain Paul Robert Lamouline, and Anthoinette, David, and Gillette, her children. In the year 1688 the captain left Holland, where he had a pension, to attend King William into England; served in the war in Ireland, and since in Flanders; was at the descent of Cammaret Bay “as captain of the wool packs.” Was afterwards captain of artillery under the Earl of Gallway in Savoy, and obtained a pension on the Irish establishment of 2s. 6d. a day, which he had until the expedition under Earl Rivers, when he was one of the four engineers for that service who had their pensions continued. The regiment being reduced, he lost his company and served only as engineer, whereby his widow was not entitled to the provision made for widows of officers killed in Spain. Was, further, at the battle of Almanza, where he lost his equipage and all he was worth, and being afterwards detached to Tortosa with Col. Petit, to fortify the place, he received several wounds in the late siege there, whereof he died.
[This was transmitted to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland on 5 Aug. 1709. The Lord High Treasurer's letter and the warrant granting 2s. 6d. a day pension are in the Irish Book, Vol. VI., p. 100.] 1 page.
Aug. 1.]
27. Petition of Thomas Addison and David Elder, late Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, and for exchanging prisoners of war, to the Lord High Treasurer, praying for payment of their disbursements.
Minuted:—“1st Augt 1709. This acct has had all due consideration and allowce, and unless the ballance be speedily answered process to issue.” 1 page.
Aug. 2. 28. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Earl of Sunderland. Asks him to desire the Lord High Treasurer to move her Majesty to order a warrant for putting Lieut. D'André (wounded in Portugal) on the list of French pensioners on the Irish establishment. Lieut. Jean Bonabell, a pensioner, has been ordered to go to Portugal in place of Lieut. D'André. Dated Dublin Castle, 2 Aug. 1709.
Minuted:—“Ordered.” 1 page.
Aug. 2. 29. The same to the Lord High Treasurer. Had considered the petition and papers of Richard Butler, of the town of Rosse, merchant, and had referred the same to the Comrs of Revenue, who had reported thereon. Agreed with them, that the petitioner was an object for royal favour, and deserved a respit from further prosecution of him and his security until he should clear the debt of 741l. odd due to her Majesty. Dated 2 Aug. 1709.
The petitioner had experienced great losses in ships, cargoes, &c.
The papers referred to.
Minuted:—“Agree wth ye report of ye C. of ye Revenue.” 14 pages and 2 halves.
Aug. 5.]
30. Petition of all the battalion of the foot guards taken at the battle of Almanza to the Lord High Treasurer for four months and 20 days' subsistence due to them.
Minuted:—“5 Augt 1709. To Mr Brydges and Mr Walpole,” with a note on the back that it was referred to the Paymaster and to the Secretary at War on 10 Aug. 1709. 1 page.
Aug. 6. 31. Report of the Attorney General to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of the executors of the late Lord Dovor, and on Mr Auditor Jett's report thereon. Did not find that the Act of 1 Anne, for preserving the land revenues, would obstruct the petitioners in perfecting the contract, heretofore made with the late Earl of St Albans, for the sale of the fee farm rents reserved to the crown on the granting several slips of ground in St James's fields to the late Earl of St Albans by King Charles II. in the 17th year of his reign, and contracted for on 17 June 1676. All the money contracted for had been paid to the crown, tho' the conveyances which ought to have been made by the trustees for sale of fee farm rents were never executed. Advised that new letters of privy seal should be passed, &c. Dated 6 Aug. 1709.
The report, petition, and the copy of a privy seal connected with the same. 7 pages.
Aug. 7. 32. G. Granville and J. Brydges to Thomas Harley, Esq. The pay due to Mr Thomas Castle, late Commissary of Stores in Spain, should be satisfied out of the savings of the contingencies or otherwise upon the establishment of Spain for the year 1708. Dated 7 Aug. 1709. 2 pages.
Aug. 10. 33. The Corporation of the Trinity House to the Comrs of the Navy, enclosing a copy of their brethren's late survey of the Frith of Forth, Leith harbour, Burnt Island, Queen's Ferry, Alloa, Inverkithing, and Morrison's Haven. Dated Trinity House, 10 Aug. 1709.
The copy of survey referred to, which includes an estimate of works proposed to be carried out.
The map, which is frequently referred to, is not now forthcoming. 9½ pages.
Aug. 12. 34. Report of the Agents for Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of William Fausset, Esq., Receiver General for the co. of Kent, for transference of a sum overpaid to another of his accounts. Dated 12 Aug. 1709.
The petition referred to, and a certificate. 2½ pages.
Aug. 13.
35. “An estimate for ye present making ye road more passable betwixt Dorchet [? Datchett] Bridg & Colebrooke Road Augst 1709.” [Prepared by] Michael Studholme.
Minuted:—“Order'd 13 Aug. 1709.” 1 page.
Aug. 15. 36. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Was informed that the Lord High Treasurer had not received her Majesty's commands on his (the Lord Lieut.'s) reports on various petitions, because he had not named the sums he thought reasonable, leaving it to his Lordship's consideration. As his Lordship desired it, his Excellency thought 150l. a year should be added to the Earl of Roscommon's pension, and that 60l. a year should be given to Mrs Griffith, 5s. a day to Capt. Peltier (having been a captain of horse), and 2s. a day each to the widows of La Chapelle and Brucevale. Dated Dublin Castle, 15 Aug. 1709.
Minuted:—“Wt signed.” 1½ pages.
Aug. 15. 37. J. Burchett (Admiralty) to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Encloses extract of a letter from Mr Christie of Bergen in Norway, relating to a clandestine trade between North Britain, Norway, and France, to be communicated to the Lord High Treasurer. Dated 15 Aug. 1709.
The extract mentioned. 2 pages, quarto.
Aug. 16. 38. H. Boyle to the Lord High Treasurer. Her Majesty desired that directions should be given to remit 20,000 livres to Geneva, to support the people in arms in the Cevennes and the “Vivarets,” as her Majesty's proportion of the expense in conjunction with the States General. Dated 16 Aug. 1709.
Minuted:—“Read 22th Augst 1709. Orders were given on this on Friday last.” 1 page, quarto.
Aug. 19. 39. The same to the same. By H.M. command transmits, for his report thereon, a letter from his Excy Lord Wharton, together with a letter from Lieut. Genl Palmes in favour of Mons. de St Hippolite, desiring to be put upon the establishment of Ireland for half pay as Lieut. Col. Dated Whitehall, 19 Aug. 1709. 1 page.
Aug. 19. 40. Report of the auditors (E. Harley and A. Maynwaring) to the Lord High Treasurer, on the abstract of the payments made by Charles Fox, Esq., in his final account, as Paymaster of the Forces abroad, for which vouchers were wanting.
The last clause is as to his cravings for the charge of his office, and is minuted:—“To be allowed for the first two years, as he craves in full for all past and future pretentions of this kind.” Dated 19 Aug. 1709.
Accompanied by a letter from Mr Fox and three other papers.
There is a minute on the back of the paper of 22 Sept. 1709 to the effect that the auditors were directed to prepare the draft of a privy seal for the allowance sought. 10 pages.
Aug. 22. 41. Wm Hamill to the Lord High Treasurer. Asks for assistance to keep him out of trouble from his creditors. Dated Windsor, 22 Aug. 1709.
Minuted:—“If it should be reasonable to grant him any penc[i]on for the trouble & service he has done & been at, let him make a petñ for that purpose, and his Lp will ref. it to my Lord Lt.” 1 page.
Aug. 23. 42. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Captain Lodowick Cathcart. The bounty of 3s. a day upon the establishment, if granted, would be well bestowed on the petitioner. Dated Dublin Castle, 23 Aug. 1709. 1 page.
Aug. 24. 43. An account of payments made in England out of their subsistence to several officers of Her Maties forces, who were prisoners in France; from the respective times to which they were paid abroad, to the 24th of August 1709. 6 pages.
Aug. 25.]
44. T. Jervoise to the Lord [High Treasurer ?]. Was “keeper for lives” under the Bishop of Winchester, of a chace called Havant Thicket. The Bishop had constantly claimed and enjoyed the privilege of running what deer were found in the Bishop's chace into the forest of East Bere, and it was never disputed until two years before, when Mr Norton denied it. Had searched the records at the Tower and carried copies of the charters to Sir Peter King, who assured him he had good right to hunt, whereupon he offered to try the matter at law. Since that, had enjoyed the right; but now had a warrant from the Queen forbidding his hunting there. Mr Norton, by virtue thereof, had again forbidden him, and he had again offered to try it. Begged his Lp to direct Mr Norton either to allow the right or to try it civilly at law, at his own cost, and not to rate the hounds. Mr Norton of all men had the least reason to make this innovation, for before he bought the wardenship of Bere forest from the Earl of Carlisle, even in the time of the restraint on the forest, he hunted by virtue of the charters granted to the Prior of Southwick. Did not doubt but that the liberty granted to the Bishop was as large or larger.
Minuted:—“Write to Mr Norton for his answer, and then send it to this gent.” Answered 25 Aug. 1709. 2 pages, quarto.
Aug. 25.]
45. Memorial of Col. Lundy, Adjutant-General of the King of Portugal's forces in the Queen of Great Britain's pay: asking for his pay whilst a prisoner in France, to be allowed him out of the King of Portugal's subsidy.
Referred to the Paymaster General and the Secretary-at-War. 25 Aug. 1709. 1 page.
Aug. 25. 46. John Anstis to the Lord High Treasurer. The 200 sheets of the ninth vol. of the Leagues (Rymer's Fœdera) were printed. Some others were to be added to end the same, with the remarkable era of the Great Treaty in the time of Henry the Fifth. Desired to know if he should enter into articles for printing the tenth volume. Dated 25 Aug. 1709.
1 page, and a sheet of the 9th vol. referred to.
Aug. 26. 47. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Mary, Lady Blaney, widow and relict of the right Hon. William, Lord Blaney, deceased. Had referred the matter to the Muster Master General, who reported that Lord Blaney was constituted governor of the town, fort, and county of Sligo, 1 Apr. 1693, but received no pay till 25 Mar. 1695, from which time he had 20s. a day. If her Majesty would grant that pay for the time specified it would be well bestowed, and a seasonable relief to the necessities of a noble family. Dated Dublin Castle, 26 Aug. 1709. 1½ pages.
Aug. 26. 48. Report of S. Travers, Surveyor General, to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition, case, and other long papers and accounts of Thomas Addison, Esq., Comr for sick and wounded seamen, &c. It relates more particularly to certain tenements in the Savoy. The surveyor recommends the grant to the petitioner of a building term for 50 years, and certain arrears of rent, and the costs of a suit, petitioner paying to Her Majesty 400l. Dated 26 Aug. 1709.
The petition. It traces the history of the property which belonged to the Jesuits and popish priests, and was afterwards used for a prison, &c. Also the other papers.
Minuted:—“9th June 1710. My Lord has no inclination to grant any terme wch may hinder the improvemt of the premisses for the charitable uses with wch they stand affected.” 18 pages.
Aug. 27. 49. Report of Edw. Wilcox to the Lord High Treasurer on the value of the windfall timber remaining in the bailiwick of Burleigh, in the New Forest, claimed by the Duke of Bolton. Dated 27 Aug. 1709.
Minuted:—“27 Sept. 1709. Respited till my Lord hath spoken to the D. of Bolton.”
Also another memorandum of a later date. 1 page and 5 lines.
Aug. 27. 50. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Asks for her Majesty's warrant to augment the pension of 150l. per ann. granted to John Walker, Esq., to 200l., in consideration of his having been diverted by the Lord Lieut. from making his application to parliament. Dated Dublin Castle, 27 Aug. 1709. 1 page.
Aug. 27. 51. W. Carstares to Mr Taylor. Asks his assistance with the Lord High Treasurer for the royal bounty to Mr Henry Walker, an Episcopal minister living in Edinburgh. Commends his zeal for her Majesty, whereby he has incurred the reproach of his disaffected brethren. Of all the large contributions that have been made to them, he has never had a sixpence, tho' indigent and having a large family. Dated “Edr, Ag 27, 1709.” 1½ pages, quarto.
Aug. 31. 52. Memorial of J. Cope and Jno Bridges, two of the Comrs for the Equivalent in Scotland, to the Lord High Treasurer. As her Majesty had continued them in their office, they might have to go to Edinburgh. Pray that the expenses of their last journey might be paid. Dated 31 Aug. 1709. 1 page.
Aug. 31. 53. M. de Medina to the Lord High Treasurer. Asks for a speedy advance of 10,000l. on the contract for bread and bread waggons such as the States of Holland had made, in consideration of their great sufferings. Dated 31 Aug. 1709. 1 page, quarto.
Aug. 31. 54. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer as to the desire of the common brewers of Ireland to have the same allowances as had been granted to those of Dublin. Also on the question whether they made the same allowances to the common brewers throughout England as they did for London. The allowance in London was different to that in the rest of England, as well as the measure of the barrel. The whole was settled by Act 1 Will. and Mar. They could not form an opinion as regarded Ireland, being as unacquainted with their trade as with their laws. Dated 31 Aug. 1709.
Copy of warrant referred to, and a memorial of the Comrs of Revenue in Ireland. 5 pages.
Aug. or Sept. 55. Petition of Capt. Stephen Godfrey to the Queen. From May 1690 to Sept. 1708 had been collector in several ports in Ireland. Had disobliged some of the Comrs of Revenue by giving a vote for a representative in parliament “who was not gratefull to them,” from whence originally sprang the cause of dismissing him; prays to be allowed the half pay on the establishment in Ireland. [Undated, but the Queen's warrant for granting to him 3s. a day half pay was dated 21 Sept. 1709, and is entered in the Irish Book, Vol. VI., p. 116.] 1 page.