Volume 133: April 2-May 31, 1711

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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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April 2–May 31, 1711

[? About
April 2.]
1. Memorial of John Hill, Esq., to the Lords of the Treasury. Complains of the ill-treatment received from Mr Wallis, who endeavoured to set aside the good intentions of their Lordships, who, by a minute of the 26th of July, had obliged Mr Wallis to satisfy the memorialist and his wife their disbursements before he obtained his grant of the forest or chace of Arkingarthdale, in the co. of York. Prays their Lps not to grant Mr Wallis's patent until the memorialist was paid 1,000l. for his and his wife's disbursements.
Copy of report of the Surveyor General on the same subject, referred to in the memorial. Dated 2 April 1711. 3½ pages.
April 2. 2. Memorial of Richard Jones to the Lords of the Treasury. Had made shot and shells for the Board of Ordnance for five years, and saved her Majesty between 15,000l. and 20,000l., but their Lordships had transmitted several letters received from unknown hands to that Board, on which they seemed disinclined to employ him. Could then deliver what was wanted at 1,000l. less money, besides saving her Majesty 2,000l. or 3,000l. by making the shot and shell out of her own old metal. Asked their Lps to write to the Board of Ordnance to contract with him. Dated 2 April 1711.
Another letter from him, in which he explains how it was he erased certain words from a debenture, for which he was to be tried. A letter signed “A. E.” on the same subject, and a letter from the Duke of Leeds on his behalf. 6 pages.
April 3. 3. Representation of the Board of Green Cloth to the Lords of the Treasury as to the year's arrears of the household service. The purveyors (of whom the most part suffered extremely by the arrears of the late King) had furnished provisions as far as their stock and credit would allow. The inferior servants were reduced to the utmost necessities; prayed for consideration. Dated 3 April 1711.
Minuted:—“Read 5 April 1711.” 1 page.
April 3. 4. J. Burchett to Mr Lowndes, sending a copy of a letter received from Captain Hosier, commander of H.M. ship “Salisbury,” going to Jamaica with other of H.M. ships, giving an account of the condition of the men for want of their wages, that it might be laid before the Lords of the Treasury, the other ships being in the same circumstances. It would be an act of charity to pay them at least a year of their wages, her Majesty's fleet being not yet all paid up to 1 July 1708. Dated Admiralty Office, 3 April 1711.
Minuted:—“Read 5 Apr. 1711.”
In the letter referred to the Captain says the men had drunk water for the most part of the winter. 2 pages.
April 3. 5. Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Lords of the Treasury on the report of the Comrs of Customs, and on the two drafts enclosed, relating to the Isle of Man. They had no objection to the same if it were thought proper to give the inhabitants liberty to import the produce of their own island custom free, and to the Lord Derby the like privilege for the wines, brandies, and beer therein mentioned, in consideration that the island should pass a law to prevent the running into Great Britain goods exported from hence, which had received a drawback. Dated 3 April 1711.
The report referred to. 1 page.
April 5. 6. Report of the Duke of Ormonde to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Lt-Col. Gilbert Depagez, recommending an increase of his pension to 6s. a day. He had served as engineer at Alicant, Port Mahon, and Gibraltar. Dated Whitehall, 5 April 1711.
Minuted:—“21 June 1711. Prepare a wt.” 2 pages.
April 5. 7. Similar report of the same in favour of Peter Franquefort, a captain in the marines. Same date.
Minuted:—“A warrt for 3s a day.” 1 page.
April 5. 8. Similar report in favour of granting a pension of 2s. 6d. a day to Mary de Lisle, widow of Peter de Lisle. Same date.
Minuted:—“A wt.”
Divers other papers relating to the application for the pension. 11 pages.
April 6. 9. Petition to the Queen, of Richard Lawrence, appointed her Majesty's agent and consul general to the Turkish Government at Tunis. The French and Dutch consuls residing there were punctually allowed 2,000 crowns per ann., besides their extra disbursements on special occasions, and hitherto no such encouragement had been settled on the English consul, which had lessened the esteem of this nation there; and for want thereof the reputation and person of Mr Goddard, who had represented that character for about 11 years past, had fallen into the lowest contempt. He was so ill-treated by being put in chains and by other barbarities offered to him, that he became lunatic four years since, and the recovery of his understanding was altogether desperate. Encloses a paper containing the extra charges which Mr Goddard was at. Prays for such a settlement as was made on the consuls at Algiers and Tripoli. Dated on the back, “Apr. 6, 1711.”
The paper referred to, and a representation of the merchant traders to Turkey, Italy, and other parts of the Mediterranean, in favour of such a settlement. 4 pages and 2 halves.
April 6. 10. Memorial from the Morocco Ambassador (Bentura de Larie) to Lord Dartmouth, urging the quick despatch of the deer which her Majesty had ordered, and desiring permission to send with them a coach, 19 chests of delf tiles, six chests of China ware, 10 bales of cloth, some fine linen and other things for his master and the Sultana's family. It would also add to the fame and splendour of her Majesty if some person were sent to take care of the present. Dated 6 April 1711. 1½ pages.
April 6. 11. H. St John to the Lords of the Treasury. By her Majesty's command sends a letter, enclosed, concerning 30,000 crowns which her Majesty agreed to pay for putting the Elector's troops in a condition for service. Their Lps would see how pressing the Duke of Marlborough was for the remittance. Dated Whitehall, 6 April 1711.
Miuuted:—“10 Apr. 1711. My Lords direct Mr Brydges to write to Mr Sweet to supply this money out of the moneys already remitted for the troops in Flanders, and care will be taken to repay it by the next remittances.” 1 page.
April 7. 12. C. Godolphin to the Lords [of the Treasury]. By the Act of Union all ships belonging to the Queen's subjects of Scotland at the ratification of the Treaty of Union, tho' of foreign build, were to be deemed of the build of Great Britain. Proofs thereof were to be sent to the officers of customs at Edinburgh, to be entered in a register, and from thence to be sent to be entered on the General Register in the port of London. There being no such General Register, except that kept in his (Mr Godolphin's) office, the Lord Treasurer obtained her Majesty's warrant for registering the Scotch ships, and 235 certificates of ships registered were transmitted from Edinburgh; the proofs of 149 were satisfactory, and 86 were defective. The last were entered apart. Had prepared a clause to be passed into a law on this subject. Also added an abstract of the oversea and coast trade of North Britain for three years in certain species of goods. Dated Custom House, London, 7 April 1711.
The clause and abstract referred to. 5 pages.
April 7. 13. Copies of letters and other papers relating to the charges of the Lords Justiciary in their circuits in Scotland. The first is dated 22 March 1708–9, and the last 7 April 1711. 10½ pages.
April 9. 14. “Fees payable to the secretary and clerks of the Treasury for warrants signed there which regard the revenue of customs in Scotland that were despatched and sent away without fees.” “A copy of this given Mr Jett to transmit to Scotland 9 Apr. 1711.” 2 pages.
April 10. 15. Report of the Auditors (Harley and Mainwaring) to the Lords of the Treasury on the bills of exchange drawn and on demand, made on account of the late expedition under Col. Nicholson to Port Royal, in America. Dated 10 April 1711.
Minuted:—“Read 10th Apr. 1711. My Lords agree to this rept, and direct a S.Mll to be prepared accordingly.”
Schedule of the bills, and a second schedule somewhat differently worded, with much the same information. 7 pages.
April 10. 16. G. Granville to Mr Lowndes, enclosing a warrant to allow 3s. a day to Capt. Fayrae, late of Col. Dubourgay's regiment, to be placed on the list of French pensioners in Ireland. Dated 10 April 1711. 1 page.
April 10. 17. An account of tallies remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance. April 10, 1711. 1 page.
April 10. 18. Abstract of the musters of her Mat's forces in Great Britain according to the last return of muster rolls. At the foot is, “Exd D. Crauford, Aprill 10th, 1711.” 1 page.
April 10. 19. Order of Council as to a report on the petition of Sarah Long, widow of Capt. Thos. Long, late commander of H.M. ship “Bredah,” who was killed in an engagement off Lisbon, for a provision for her support; referring the same to the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 10 April 1711.
Report from the Admiralty on the same subject. 2½ pages.
April 10. 20. Extract from a letter of the Duke of Marlborough to Mr Secretary St John, stating that the Elector Palatine's minister had represented that his master was in great want of the 30,000 crowns allowed by the Queen, and asking that the money might be immediately sent. Dated the Hague, 10 April 1711. 1 page.
April 12. 21. The Officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, sending an account of what money had been received and paid by the office for the year 1711. They would find great difficulty in carrying on the general business of the office, having lately received her Majesty's command for fitting out a train of artillery with stores, officers, &c. for an expedition, amounting to 19,720l. 9s. 2d. Dated 12 April 1711.
The account referred to. 4 pages.
April 13. 22. Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury. Had made such alterations in a draft of a bill for laying duties on skins, hides, &c., as they considered most conducive to the good management of those duties. Dated 13 Apr. 1711. 1 page.
April 13. 23. The Board of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury. Had communicated their Lps' minutes to the artificers, who insisted on being paid in ready money. Had complained that it was their Lps' intention that if money or Exchequer bills could not be procured for the tallies, then they should be paid in those tallies, with interest, from 29 Sept. 1710. Dated 13 Apr. 1711. 1 page.
April 13. 24. G. Granville to Mr Lowndes, sending her Majesty's instructions for the Deputy Paymaster of the Forces going on the present expedition, for the counter signature of the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 13 April 1711. 1 page.
April 17. 25. Memorial of Capt. Charles Callaghan to the Rt Hon. the Lord Pawlett, asking that Mr Bridges might be ordered to pay his warrant on account of his subsistence, and to enable him to return to Portugal. Was unable to apply personally on account of his (the Captain's) debts. Dated 17 Apr. 1711.
Referred to Mr Brydges to report. 1 page.
April 18. 26. G. Granville to Mr Lowndes. Sends a draft of an establishment for 1,500 invalids who were upon pension in Chelsea Hospital, to be formed into companies for her Majesty's service. Dated 18 Apr. 1711.
Minuted twice. The second Minute is:—“24 April 1711. My Lords recommend it to Mr Granville to take his opportunity of menc[i]oning the forming of these Invalids & making them useful to the house.” 1 page.
April 18. 27. The same to the same. Col. Andrew Windsor had informed himself that the tallies ordered by the Lords of the Treasury for the use of his regiment were on the last year's malt, after the sum of 570,000l. No one would deal with them, being so remote, and the fund uncertain. Several of the officers had been arrested for debts of the soldiers for want of their pay. Dated 18 Apr. 1711.
Minuted:—“Read 19th Apr. 1711. These tallys were not issued or delivered for the subsistence of the soldiers, but were advanced on ye acct of such regimts as were debtors to Col. Windsor for men & armes đd in Spaine, as appears by a minute of 9 Apr. 1711. Desire Mr Granville to be here to-morrow morn by 9 a'clock.” 1 page.
April 19. 28. Memorial of John Champante to the Lords of the Treasury, sending an account of the merchants' names to whom the bills he had named were due, when they were drawn, and the sums; also sending an account of their case; praying full satisfaction. Dated 19 Apr. 1711.
The bills were drawn by John Nanfan, Esq., late Lieut.-Governor of New York.
The account referred to. 3 pages.
April 19. 29. Report of Lord Ormonde to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Col. William Rieutort, who had served at Landau in Portugal, at the sieges of Gibraltar and Barcelona, and several other places; recommending him for a pension of 10s. a day. Dated Whitehall, 19 Apr. 1711.
Minuted:—“21 June 1711. The petr must apply to ye Secr[etar]y of Warr for a comon.” 1 page.
April 20. 30. Report of the same to the same on the petition of Mary D'Arzilliers, widow of the late Marquis D'Arzilliers, who was her Majesty's minister at Geneva, for the continuance to her of her husband's pension; advising a pension to be granted of 3s. a day Dated 20 April 1711.
Minuted:—“16 Augt 1711. Agreed.” 1 page.
April 21. 31. Certificate from the Jewel Office of the delivery to Viscount Townsend, ambassador extraordinary to the States-General, of plate of the value of 2,502l. 1s. 6d. Signed, “Robt. Sedgwick.” Dated 21 April 1711. 1 page.
[? About
April 21.]
32. Petition of Robert Coggan, gent., to the Lords of the Treasury, for a lease to fill up his term for 31 years, or for 31 years on his surrender of the manor of Epworth, in the county of Lincoln, granted in 14 James I., for 99 years, in trust for the then Prince of Wales.
Minuted:—“21 Apr. 1711. Ref. to ye Surveyr Genll.” 1 page.
April 21. 33. Comrs of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury. Had received the commission appointing Comrs for fortifying the harbours and docks at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Harwich, and desired their Lps' directions. Dated Office of Ordnance, 21 Apr. 1711. 1 page, quarto.
April 21. 34. An account of tallies remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance, September 29, 1710. Dated April 21, 1711. 1 page.
April 23. 35. Copy of Captain Cartwright's state of cash. Dated Antwerp, the 23th of April 1711 [O.S.]. [Army payments.] 2 pages.
April 23. 36. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Ormonde) to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Catharine Codray, widow of Captain Noah Codray, who was killed at the battle of Almanza, praying a pension; recommending a pension of 3s. a day. Dated 23 April 1711.
There are two minutes on the back, the second of which is;— “31th Mar. 1712. A wt to be prepared.”
The petition. 2 pages.
April 24. 37. Memorial of the Officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting the tallies which were ordered to be paid to the artificers. “Many of them were already broke.” It would be for her Majesty's service that as much favour should be shown to them as was possible, and if their Lordships could conveniently order them a quarter's payment (about 30,000l.) it would give them fresh credit, &c. Dated 24 April 1711.
Minuted:—“Read 25th April 1711. My Lords adhere to the direcc[i]ons they gave on reading the last petn of the artificers.” 2 pages.
April 24. 38. Copy of a letter from Lord Dartmouth to Brigadier Stanwix, asking him to transmit an account of the state of the fortifications of Gibraltar, as it was one of the places the enemy might most probably attempt. Dated 24 Apr. 1711. 1 page.
April 25. 39. Mr Secretary St John to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting the sums due to the Lord Ambassador Raby, for his ordinary and extraordinary allowances, and for the expense of his journey from Berlin to the Hague. Dated Whitehall, 25 Apr. 1711. Signature cut away.
Minuted:—“28 Aprill 1711. Read.” 1 page.
April 25.]
40. An account of the sums received at the Exchequer for the service of her Majesty's guards, garrisons, &c. in tallies and orders upon the general mortgage granted for the year 1710, with the disposition thereof. ½ large page.
[? About
April 26.]
41. Petition of David Kineir, clerk, vicar of Chertsey in the county of Surrey, to the Queen. His predecessor had left him with so ruinous a vicarage house that it must be pulled down and rebuilt. It was situate in a churchyard too scanty for burying the dead. It was designed to pull down the house and add the ground to the churchyard, and to build a new vicarage house elsewhere. The vicar could not effectuate so good a work without her Majesty's assistance, and as her Majesty was a proprietor in the parish and more particularly had two little woods or groves named Fangrove and Stubbridge, the cutting of which had usually been bestowed for such charitable purposes, the petitioner prayed for the next cutting thereof, being of about 100l. value.
Minuted:—“26 Apr. 1711. To be laid before ye Q.” 1 page.
April 26. 42. Mr Burchett to Mr Lowndes. Asks him to move the Lords of the Treasury to subsist the men impressed for the fleet until the tenders appointed for the purpose should come to the ports, and to make certain payments to the officers who brought the men thither. Dated 26 Apr. 1711. 1 page.
April 27. 43. An attested copy of the warrant for paying Richd Lawrence 1,314l. 10s. 1d. out of the contingencies of the army and hospital in Portugal for the year 1711. Dated 27 Apr. 1711. 1 page.
April 27. 44. Comrs of the Navy to Mr Lowndes. Sending a list of the superannuated officers of the Navy, and the arrears due to each at Lady Day last, and an abstract of the whole. Dated 27 April 1711.
The list referred to. 16 pages.
April 28. 45. Report of the Comrs of Revenue (Ireland) to the Lords of the Treasury upon the petition of Anthony Morris, as to information given by him of fraudulent practices in the revenue and great abuses in supplying the common enemy with men, and running large quantities of goods, for which services he had no encouragement: denying or explaining statements made by him. Dated 28 Apr. 1711.
The petition, “An account of prejudicial practices carried on and encouraged at Gallway in Ireland,” and a state of the case. 7½ pages.
April 30. 46. Lord Dartmouth to the Board of Ordnance. Had written two letters to the Duke of Marlborough, Master General of the Ordnance, and one to the Governor of Gibraltar. Had assurances from his Grace that instructions should be given for visiting the fortifications of Port Mahon and Gibraltar, and transmitting hither an account of the condition of those places, &c. Dated 30 April 1711. 1 page.
April 30. 47. Letter of Lord Dartmouth to the Lords of the Treasury enclosing the following in relation to the settlement of poor Palatines in Ireland. Dated 30 April 1711.
Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland to the Queen. Had transmitted the memorial of the Palatines in Ireland to the Lords Justices there, who referred the same to the Comrs for the Palatines in Ireland, who had made an ample report thereon, annexed. If the allowance of 40s. a year to each family were made, it need not continue longer than seven years, as that would be sufficient to try whether they would establish themselves there. Dated Whitehall, 20 April 1711.
Also the report of the Comrs for the Palatines, two accounts of money paid for their use, and an account of moneys received and paid by the Chamberlain of London upon her Majesty's brief for their relief.
The covering letter is minuted:—“Read 21st June 1711. To be considered.” 12 pages.
[? After
April 30.]
48. Memorial of the Treasurer of the Chamber to the Lords of the Treasury, praying an order for payment of 322l. 10s. in part of 800l. for an organ in the chapel at Hampton Court. Also for 255l. 7s. 3d. for six months' rent of a house hired for Prince Kourakin, minister from the Czar of Muscovy. Signed, “Mos. Giraudeau.” 1 page.
May 1. 49. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Ormonde) to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Sir James Jeffreys, praying that his expiring grant for seven years of 30s. per day on the Irish establishment might be renewed and made up to 21 years; recommending the continuance thereof for 10 years. Dated Whitehall, 1 May 1711.
Minuted:—“To be laid before ye Q. A grt dur. pł.”
The petition. 2 pages.
May 1. 50. Mr Granville to Mr Lowndes, “abt a wt for a pension to Capt. Fayrae.” Dated Whitehall, 1 May 1711.
Minuted:—“To be laid before ye Q.” 1 page.
May 1. 51. T. Baker and Wm Gosselin to Wm Lowndes, Esq., sending various papers in relation to the galleon taken by Admiral Wager, together with counsel's opinions taken about that matter, to be laid before their Lps. Dated Prize Office, 1 May 1711.
In a paper from them of the 27th of April they submit whether the House of Commons might not be moved to explain the words of the Act which related to prizes in America. 5 pages.
May 1. 52. Copy of letter from Lord Dartmouth to Mr Durand. Instructing him to go to Gibraltar to report what was necessary to be done for its further security. But these orders were conditional, and he was not to comply with them if his services were more necessary elsewhere. Dated Whitehall, 1 May 1711. 1 page.
May 1.]
53. Extract of the Queen's instructions to the Board of General Officers for inspecting and regulating the clothing of the army. Dated the 14th of January 1707–8.
Also, extracts of the Queen's regulation for the better government of the forces. Dated 1st of May 1711. 2 pages.
May 2. 54. Secretary-at-War (Granville) to Mr Lowndes. The horses of the dragoons in Scotland should be put to grass on the 15th, but no grass parks had as yet been provided for them. On receipt of orders, Mr Campbell would attend to them. Dated Whitehall, 2 May 1711. 1½ pages, quarto.
May 2. 55. The same to the same. Was commanded by her Majesty to acquaint the Lords of the Treasury that she would name the officers for the three invalid companies to do duty at the Tower and four more at Portsmouth. The establishment for that service should be despatched. The guards left at the Tower and at Portsmouth were insufficient. Same date.
Minuted:—“Read 3 May. Write to Mr Granville to prepare an establishment accordingly, but before he brings it hither for my Lords' countersigning he is to acqt the ? Q. as my Lords formerly desired him.” 1 page.
May 2. 56. An account of wood and coals laid in by Sam. Clark for the service of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissrs for Trade and Plantations. May 2, 1711. 1 page.
May 3. 57. H. St John to the Lords of the Treasury. Would not have troubled their Lps at this time of hurry, and when there were so many demands for money, if it were not absolutely necessary that something should be done for the foreign ministers.
He says, “Those in my province are so farr in arrear of their appointments that they are in a manner pawned in the several places where they reside, and I heartily wish that some of them may not be forced by their necessity to little shifts below their characters, and dishonourable both to the Queen's service and to the nation. Give me leave my Lords very earnestly to recommend to your Lordships' consideration this case, which has a worse effect than you can possibly imagine.” Dated 3 May 1711.
Minuted:—“Read eođ die.” 1½ pages, quarto.
May 3. 58. Report of the Secretary at War (Granville) to the Lords of the Treasury on the memorial of Lieut.-Col. Delauny, in behalf of Lieut.-General Gorges, as to taking off the respits on off-reckonings, &c. Dated Whitehall, 3 May 1711.
Minuted:—“18 7ber 1712. This having been transmitted to the Commrs for stating the army debts, and returned without any report made thereupon, my Lord will not enter into the considerac[i]on thereof.” 4 pages.
[? About
May 3.]
59. Petition of the officers and mariners of the ship “Worcester” to the Queen. Notwithstanding all their petitions, &c., they remained the same objects of her Majesty's compassion they had been for these five years, their Lps declaring there were no moneys appropriated to the use of the “Worcester.” Pray her Majesty's directions to their Lordships to report out of what moneys they could be paid, or for a sign manual for the sum due, not exceeding 900l.
Referred to the Lords of the Treasury to report, 3 May 1711. 1 page.
May 5. 60. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury as to the method used in computing the duties on unrated East India goods. Dated 5 May 1711. 1½ pages.
May 7. 61. “May 7, 1711. An acct of generall mortgage tallys, 1710, in the name of the Hon. James Brydges, Esq.” 1 page.
May 7. 62. Lord Dartmouth to the Lords of the Treasury. Encloses petition of John Corso, a Genoese merchant, who complained that he had been robbed of his ship and all his substance, amounting to 30,000l., by Kidd, the pirate, and that he had proved his property in the Court of Admiralty to 6,472l. 1s. which had been disposed of to Greenwich Hospital. Dated 7 May 1711.
Minuted:—“4 July 1711. The Act of Parliamt has disposed ye money.”
The petition. 2 pages.
[? About
May 7.]
63. “An accot of the distribution of 859li. 12s. received from ye Honble James Brydges, Esq., to raise recruits for the several regiments of dragoons in Spain.” Signed “Giles Stevens.”
Minuted:—“Read 7th May 1711. The auditors to prepare such a warrt as they thinke proper.” 1 page.
May 8. 64. Memorial of the Comrs for Sick and Wounded Seamen, &c. to the Lords of the Treasury, asking for the issue to them of 56,000 odd pounds. Dated 8 May 1711. 2½ pages.
May 8. 65. The Comrs of Customs to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Much doubted if the clause relating to the exportation of tobacco for the Isle of Man would answer the end proposed. It might be a means of breaking the agreement made with the Earl of Derby. Dated 8 May 1711. 1 page.
May 8. 66. Mr Whitfield's memorial [to the Lords of the Treasurer] about subsidy tallies for the year 1710. Dated 8 May 1711. 1 page.
[? About
May 8.]
67. Memorial of M. Studholm to the Lords of the Treasury. Asks for an order for putting on padlocks on the gates of her Majesty's private road to Fulham, whilst under repair.
Minuted:—“8 May 1711. Orderd that he lock up the gates, & make two gates in the places agreed upon by Mr Surveyor Genll and himselfe.” 1 page, quarto.
May 9. 68. Report of the Controllers of the accounts of the army (Meadows and Brodrick) to the Lords of the Treasury, on the respits which appeared at the Pay Office. Dated 9 May 1711. 1 page.
May 9. 69. Copy of royal warrant giving instructions for the Paymaster of the forces, and his deputy in Spain and Portugal. Dated 9 May 1711.
Also an epitome of the same on the outside. 4½ pages.
May 9. 70. Similar copy of instructions for William Chetwynd, Esq., Envoy at Genoa, relating to embarkation of troops, buying corn, and negotiating money for the service of the war in Spain. Dated 9 May 1711. 3 pages.
May 9. 71. Similar copy of instructions for the Commissary of provisions in Spain and Portugal, with an epitome thereof on the outside. Dated 9 May 1711. 1½ pages.
May 11. 72. Memorial of Samuel Edwin, Usher of the receipt of the Exchequer, to the Lords of the Treasury, for the payment of 2,763l. 15s.d., for various necessaries supplied, including weights and measures sent to North Britain. Dated 11 May 1711. 1 page.
May 13. 73. Letter from Mr J. Kynaston to [? Mr Lowndes], complaining of the distribution of stamps in Salop and Montgomeryshire, and desiring if the distributor were dismissed that Mr Thomas Phillips of Shrewsbury should be appointed. Dated Winslow, 13 May 1711.
Minuted:—“Ref. to C. Stamp dutys, & if the accusations be true to appoint Mr Tho. Phillips of Shrewsbury.” 1 page.
May 14. 74. Report of the Officers of the Mint to the Lords of the Treasury, showing in reply to a resolution of the House of Commons, that the quantity of plate brought in on Friday and Saturday was 71,584 ozs. 10 dwts. of old plate, and 35,767 oz. of new; the first at 5s. 5d. per ounce came to 19,387l. 9s.d., the second at 5s. 8d. per ounce came to 10,133l. 19s. 8d. and there was two or three thousand pounds' worth to be weighed. Dated Mint Office, May 14, 1711. 1 page.
May 14. 75. Report of E. Harley to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial and account of the Treasurer of the Chamber, advising that her Majesty's warrant was necessary for allowing the payments in the Treasurer's account amounting to 1,631l. 11s. 7d. The same warrant might include the salary of Mr John Holbech as clerk to the Treasurer, if their Lps saw fit. Dated 14 May 1711.
Minuted:—“4 Oct. 1711. Wt accordg to the report.” 2 pages.
May 15. 76. Board of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury. Had received by grant from Parliament 71,000l. for this year's service, and they were 163,000l. in arrear. Asked for an advance. Dated 15 May 1711.
Minuted:—“Read ye same day.” 1 page.
May 16. 77. Mr G. Granville to Mr Lowndes, in relation to the renewing of the contract for foraging the dragoons' horses in Scotland. Had written to the contractor to take up grass for the horses in such convenient places as the Earl of Leven should appoint. Dated Whitehall, 16 May 1711. 2 pages, quarto.
May 17. 78. J. Burchett to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Orders were sent to the several vice-admirals to forbear “impresting” men for the fleet in regard the expense would be great, and the advantage uncertain; so that there would be no occasion for interrupting the Custom House officers. Dated Admiralty, May 17, 1711. 1 page, quarto.
May 17. 79. Officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, “about 3,580l. 6s.d. due for powder & arms sent to Ireland.” Dated 17 May 1711. 1 page.
May 21. 80. Lord Dartmouth to the Lords of the Treasury, sending an extract of a letter received from Mr Chetwynd, relating to the subsistence of the imperial troops to be sent from Vado to Barcelona. Dated Whitehall, 21 May 1711.
Minuted:—“Read 22 May 1711. Write to my Lord Dartmth that Mr Chetwyn has already recd direction to draw bills for ye services under his care, and their Lops are still of ye same opinion, because it is difficult for the remitters to find credit after such large sums as have been already remitted, & my Lords desire my Lord Dartmouth to write Mr Chetwin accordingly, and that his bills shalbe duely complyed with. 22 May 1711. L~re writ.”
The extract referred to. 2 pages.
May 22. 81. The same to Brigadier Stanwix. Until he (Ld. Dartmouth) received an estimate of the extraordinaries at Gibraltar he could give no further satisfaction. Dated Whitehall, 22 May 1711. (Copy.) 1 page.
May 22.]
82. Petition of George Granville, Esq., to the Lords of the Treasury. King Charles II. granted a perpetuity of 3,000l. per ann. out of the tin revenue to John Earl of Bath, and his heirs for ever, which by the death of William Henry, late Earl of Bath, the petitioner now claimed.
Minuted:—“Read 22th May 1711. Mr Granville is to make a state of his title to the wthin menc[i]oned perpetuity, & my Lords will ref. to Mr Att. & Mr Sollr Genll, and in the meantime directions to be sent to the Recr of Cornwll to take care not to make any paymts thereupon till further order.” 1 page.
May 24. 83. Report of the Surveyor General (John Manley, Esqre) to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Thomas Pitt, of Old Sarum, in the co. of Wilts, Esqre, as to the renewal of a lease of a close or field of 45 acres, called Pall Mall Field, and a house thereon, parcel of the manor or bailiwick of St James's, formerly held by Mr Hervey and Sir John Coell, as trustees for the Earl of St Albans. Dated 24 May 1711.
Minuted:—“25 Feb. 1711–12. My Lord will consider this when the Comn now executing abt this bailywic shall be returned.” 4 pages.
May 24. 84. Lord Dartmouth to the Lords of the Treasury. Sends a memorial from the Ambassador of Morocco which concerns a present of spotted deer to his master, and urges their despatch. Dated 24 May 1711.
The memorial referred to. 3 pages, quarto.
May 28. 85. Report of the Officers of Works to the Lords of the Treasury on the works performed by Mr Henry Wise at Hampton Court and at St James's. The prices were reasonable, and none of the works were in his contract. The bill exceeded the estimate because the canal was dug 5 feet broader than was at first intended, &c. Dated 28 May 1711.
Minuted:—“25 June 1711. Prepare a direction for ye mony.”
The bill referred to. 4 pages.
May 28. 86. Lord Dartmouth to the Lords of the Treasury. Transmits a letter from Lieut.-General Stanhope for orders to be given thereon. Dated Whitehall, 28 May 1711.
The letter presses the claim of Sir Francis Arther, who had subsisted so great a number of prisoners of all nations that, unless relieved, he would be ruined. 2 pages.
May 29. 87. An estimate of what is owing to clear the Civil List to Lady Day 1711. Dated 29 May 1711. 1 page.
May 29. 88. G. Granville to Mr Lowndes. The Lords of the Committee of Council and General Officers of the Army desired that all possible despatch might be given to an affair, depending in the Treasury, of Brigadier Bisset, who was under orders to serve in Spain, and should take the first convoy to Lisbon. Dated Whitehall, May 29, 1711.
Minuted:—“8 June 1711. Look out the report & send the answer thereupon to Mr G.” 1 page.
May 29. 89. Mr Auditor Harley to Mr Lowndes. Had considered the memorials presented by Mr James Brydges, Paymaster of the forces abroad, relating to the war in Spain and Portugal, as to payment of subsistence, contingencies, extraordinaries, &c., advise that effectives only should be paid, &c. Dated 29 May 1711. 2 pages.
Aug. 1710
May 30,
90. Memorial of Sir John Leake and Sir George Byng, Knights, in behalf of themselves and several commanders of H.M. ships, their officers and companies, to the Lords of the Treasury, praying for the payment of the prize money due to them on the capture of prize ships in the years 1704 and 1705, and not yet paid.
Copy of the Queen's warrant in connexion therewith, and another paper containing “alteration to the warrant for paymt of ye gun money.” 4½ pages.
May 30.]
91. Memorial of J. Smith and J. Scrope to the Lords [of the Treasury] as to the provision for the invalids (soldiers) in Scotland. Undated.
Minuted:—“A wt signd 23th June 1711.” 2½ pages.
Aug. 1710
May 30,
92. Petition of Mary Purdon, wife of Captain George Purdon, to the Lds of the Treasury. Presented a petition five years before to the Queen, setting forth her husband's service, his loss and sufferings. He had served five years in the army in the reign of King Charles, was afterwards in the service of the Queen's father, during the war in Ireland, as captain of horse, “with the loss of bread and fortune,” and since then came over to serve King William and Queen Mary, on the capitulations of Limerick, in the like post, and was then assured by proclamation from the Government that all who would come over and serve the Crown of England should be entertained and established equally with the rest of the English army. Upon which the petitioner's husband came over, and was entertained for about three months, and then was, with others, the like officers, broke, without any consideration for horse or arms. Upon this petition, the Queen ordered that the petitioner's husband should be taken care of and provided for; since which time he had often applied to serve the Queen, &c., yet had received neither half-pay nor other subsistence, save some small bounty money paid to the petitioner. The family are in a state of utter ruin, &c., the petitioner being afflicted with gout, and her husband in daily dread of being cast into prison; prays that they may be provided for, by such quarterly payments as the Queen shall think fit.
[Between Aug. 1710 and May 30, 1711, from mention of “the Comrs.”] 1 page.
Aug. 1710
May 30,
93. The case of Thomas Bradford, who had seven years before given information against the Captain and Lieut. of H.M. ship “Medway,” to one Richard Natt, a Custom House officer. Complains of ill-usage from the Comrs of Customs and others, and asks the Comrs of the [Treasury] to consider him. [About the same date.] 7 pages.
Aug. and
May 30.
94. Petition of Captain George Carleton to the Lords of the Treasury. Was on the half pay list in Ireland when he went into Spain, where he voluntarily acted as engineer, but being sent by the Earl of Gallway for the defence of Denia was there made prisoner-of-war and continued so for four years, and so was struck off the list. Prays to be reinstated in his half pay. [Before 30 May 1711, being four years after the siege of Denia and the Lords of the Treasury being mentioned.] 1 page.
Aug. and
May 30.
95. The case and petition of great numbers of weavers, for upwards of 20 years employed by the Royal Lustring Company of England in making lustrings and alamodes, in and about Spitalfields, to the Lords of the Treasury. They could not but acknowledge that their masters (the said company) had relieved them in the most calamitous time ever known in their trade, when many of them were starving for want of employment, but they dreaded a return to those times in case the company should be dissolved. The making of these silks in England was a new invention, brought to perfection by the French Protestant refugees and by the petitioners' endeavours, so that they could boldly say that they might vie with (if not outdo) the city of Lyons in France, from whence Providence sent that valuable manufacture. The fabric had struggled against French emissaries and fraudulent importers, who had so far ruined the company that the number of looms was reported to be reduced from 768 to 100. Praying their Lps to find means to keep the manufacture in England. With numerous signatures. Undated.
Minuted:—“To be read on Monday.” 3½ pages.
May 30. 96. G. Granville to Mr Lowndes. Seven companies had been formed out of the serjeants and corporals on pension in Chelsea Hospital, to do duty at the Tower and at Portsmouth. Eight more companies were to be formed. The Lords of the Council desired that the Lord Treasurer might be moved for his approbation to the establishment, a draft of which had been sent. Dated Whitehall, 30 May 1711.
Minuted:—“6 June 1711. The establishments menconed to be lookt out & layd before my Lord.” 2 pages.
May 30. 97. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Ormonde) to the Lord Treasurer on the petition of Martha Mary de la Garde, widow of Captain de la Garde, deceased, advising that a pension of 2s. a day should be bestowed on her. Dated 30 May 1711.
Minuted:—“A wt for 2s. a day.”
Also her petition. 2 pages.
May 30. 98. Similar report in favour of Capt. Robert Phillips, viz., for 50l. per ann. Same date.
Minuted:—“A wt.”
His petition. 2 pages.
May 30. 99. Similar report in favour of Captain Henry Sankey, viz., for half-pay as captain of foot. Same date.
Minuted:—“A warrt to be p[re]pared.”
His petition. 2 pages.
May 30. 100. Similar report in favour of Francis Sartre, viz., for a pension of 2s. a day. Same date.
Minuted:—“A wt.”
His petition. 2 pages.
May 30. 101. Similar report on the petition and papers of the college of Dublin. The House of Commons of Ireland had addressed her Majesty to grant 5,000l. for building a library in Trinity College, Dublin, and her Majesty was inclined to comply therewith; advising that her Majesty's letters should be obtained for that purpose. Dated Whitehall, 30 May 1711.
Minuted:—“Wt signd.” 1 page.
May 31. 102. Memorial of the Board of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer, asking for a supply to carry on the service. 163,000l. were due. The Board also laid copies of two reports on the same subject before his Lp. Dated 31 May 1711. 1 page.
May 31. 103. “Report from the Lords Committees for records.” The Committee had by former reports represented the ill state of the Lower Treasury of the Court of Queen's Bench, which was so damp and noisome that it was prejudicial to the records and dangerous to the health of the officers. There was a large room fit for that service adjoining to Westminster Hall, formerly belonging to the Court of Wards, which then held some records and books of the Court of Wards, the same lying in great confusion. The Earl Marshal proposed that they should be removed to the Herald's Office and the committee were of opinion that this should be done and a schedule of them made. There was a little old house built up against the before-mentioned room, which stopped the windows. It belonged to her Majesty's fishmonger or yeoman of the salt stores. It seemed to be an encroachment. With certain alterations a place might be made for a Lower Treasury of the Queen's Bench, for consultations, &c. The Comrs further draw attention to a previous resolution for an enquiry into the titles of persons possessed of houses or rooms adjoining Westminster Hall.” Dated “Die Jovis 31o Maii 1711.”
Order of the House of Lords that the above report be laid before her Majesty by the Lord High Treasurer. Dated the same day.
[The surveyor general was to treat with this fishmonger about his interest and to make enquiries. See Letter Book, Vol. XIII., p. 438. In the same Letter Book, p. 448, is a letter dated 21 Sept. 1711 on the subject of these records and a proposal of Mr Anstis of 29 June 1711 concerning them.] 3½ pages.