Volume 143: January 1-31, 1712

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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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January 1–31, 1712

1712. 1. Estimates of charges for the following services in the year 1712, viz. for the Office of Ordnance (land service), for guards, garrisons and land forces in Great Britain, Jersey, Guernsey, the plantations, and for sea service; for the 20,000 men, troops of augmentation, and other additional forces taken into her Majesty's service and that of the States General; for the 40,000 men to act with the forces of the allies in the Low Countries, and for the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. 10 pages or parts of pages.
1712. 2. A parcel of papers containing estimates, particulars of supply, and when the same were voted by Parliament, ways and means, apportionments, deficiencies of grants, propositions to be offered to the Committee of Supply, Civil List funds, and “Observanda.” Most of these papers would appear to have been prepared in the conduct of the business of Mr Lowndes as Secretary of the Treasury in the year 1712.
Jan. 1. 3. “Treasurer of the Navy's (Cæsar's) memorial for £4,042. 8. 8. to pay parliamt tickets for month Decr 1711.” Dated 1 Jan. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Agreed.” 1 page.
Jan. 1. 4. Memorial from the same for sums amounting to 91,500l. to be supplied for the navy and victualling. Same date. 1 page.
Jan. 2. 5. Account of recruits transported from Harwich to Holland in her Majesty's packet boats from 1 Sept. 1711 to 2 Jan. 1711–12. 2 pages.
Jan. 2. 6. A state of the payments and remains as to the public services for the year 1711. Dated 2 Jan. 1711–12. 3 pages.
Jan. 3. 7. Representation of the Comrs for [Taxes] to the Lord High Treasurer, recommending certain appointments in connexion with their office and other matters relating to the administration of the same. Dated 3 Jan. 1711. 2 pages.
Jan. 5. 8. A state of the seven regiments that returned from the expedition to Canada, as it was given to his Excellency General Erle, 15 Dec. 1711. Dated 5 Jan. 1711.
Also a schedule of the petitions in which their case had been set forth. 2 pages.
Jan. 7. 9. Comrs of the Navy to Mr Harley. As to the valuation of the timber had from the New Forest for the service of the Navy at Portsmouth. Dated 7 Jan. 1711. 1 page.
Jan. 8. 10. John Anstis to the Lord [High Treasurer]. The 13th vol. of Leagues, Treaties, and other public Instruments being printed, desired his Lp's directions for entering into articles for printing another volume, and an order for money as usual. Dated 8 Jan. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Orderd. Wt signd.” ½ page.
Jan. 8. 11. Comrs of Excise (Scotland) to —. Had paid 4,000l. to Sir Patrick Murray. Would be glad if it could be allowed on any other branch of the revenue under their management than the hereditary and temporary excise. Dated Excise Office, Edinb., 8 Jan. 1711–12. 1½ pages.
Jan. 9. 12. Report of the Attorney General (Northey) to the Lord High Treasurer. Was of opinion that her Majesty might grant the 2/3rds of the gold mines in Africa reserved to the Crown by King Charles II. in his grant in favour of the Royal African Company, of the 24th year of his reign. Dated 9 Jan. 1711.
Minuted:—“11 Jan. 1711. To attend till it be known how the affairs of the Affrican Compa shalbe settled by parlt.” 2 pages.
Jan. 10. 13. Representation of the Comrs of Stamps to the Lord High Treasurer respecting various new appointments for their office in consequence of the new duties on almanacks, cards, dice, &c., as well as the want of their salaries. Dated Stamp Office, Lincoln's Inn, Jan. 10, 1711. 1 page.
Jan. 10. 14. Memorial of Mr Brydges to the Lord High Treasurer, enclosing a state of the cash received from the Deputy Paymaster in Spain. The Deputy Paymaster had but 36,193l. 6s. in hand on the 24th of Nov. Asks his Lp to make the necessary provision for carrying on the service, &c. Dated Pay Office, Whitehall, 10 Jan. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Send this to the Audrs.”
The enclosure mentioned. 3 pages.
[? About
Jan. 11.]
15. Petition of Horatio Walpole, Esq., to the Lord High Treasurer. Was in 1709 appointed secretary to the plenipotentiaries for a general peace, with an allowance of 40s. a day, and was, by letters of privy seal, to be paid his extraordinaries upon bills signed by the Secretary of State. Objections had been raised to the same. Mr Pryor, who was in the like capacity for the former peace, was paid; Mr Craggs, Mr Dayrolle, Mr Laws, Mr Cole at Venice, and all other secretaries had been constantly paid their disbursements. Prays payment.
Minuted:—“Lett Mr Powys search ye precedts. The petr is to have these extrarys if others in ye like cases have had extrys. 11 Jan. 1711/1712.” [Then follows a list of other extraordinaries paid and a further Minute.] “Prepare ye warrt.” 2 pages.
[? About
Jan. 11.]
16. Memorial of the captains of the late Col. John Caulefield's regiment, now commanded by Col. Bowles, praying for 34 days' pay when they left Ireland, in May 1705.
Minuted:—“11 Janry 1711/1712. Its referd to Mr How. The petrs must have recourse to him for his report.” 1 page.
Jan. 11. 17. Lord Lansdowne to Mr Lowndes. Sends the account of Lord North and Gray of the non-effective money of his regiment. Dated Whitehall, 11 Jan. 1711–12. 1 page, quarto.
Jan. 12. 18. Lord Dartmouth to the Lord High Treasurer. Sends an extract of a letter from Mr Manning, [secretary to the “Grisons,”] concerning his difficulty for want of money. Dated Whitehall, 12 Jan. 1711–12.
The extract named. 2 pages.
Jan. 15. 19. A schedule of papers delivered to the Comrs of Accounts. 15 Jan. 1711.
In relation to forage in North Britain and the demands of Sir Solomon de Medina, contractor for bread and bread waggons. 2 pages.
Jan. 15. 20. J. Howe to Wm Lowndes. Sends the orders and instructions framed by the Controllers for the better regulating Chelsea Hospital, with some proposals thereon, to be laid before the Lord Treasurer. Dated 15 Jan. 1711.
The enclosure is not with it. 1 page, quarto.
Jan. 15. 21. “Salt Comrs' Representment of the obstruction & abuse that John Lloyd, an officer of the salt duty near Conway in Carnarvonshire, met with in the execution of his office.”
The officer was beaten and detained in a poultry house of Sir Griffith Williams, one of her Majesty's justices of the peace, whom he charges with being present at the running of certain casks. The Comrs had advised with Mr Attorney General, who thought fit to exhibit an information in the Crown Office against Sir Griffith, for assaulting and imprisoning the officer. Further advised that a reward of 50l. should be offered for the discovery of the persons concerned. Lloyd was afterwards taken up by warrant and carried before the justices (one of whom was Sir Griffith Williams) 28 miles from the place where he was appointed officer, and ordered to gaol for want of sureties, and the Comrs had reason to believe was thus carried off whilst goods were run. Dated Salt Office, 15 Jan. 1711.
Minuted:—“23 Janry 1711. This to be hinted to Sir Griffith Williams & respited till his answer.” 3 pages.
Jan. 17. 22. Edward Southwell to Mr Lowndes. It had been usual in Ireland every three years to give coats and accoutrements to the king-at-arms, “the pursuivant, the kettledrum, and the six state trumpets,” and to three messengers. The time had now expired. Sent estimate of the same. Had encouraged them to get the articles ready by the Queen's birthday, and desired a warrant. Dated 17 Jan. 1711.
Minuted:—“Wt to be p[re]pared. Signd.”
The estimate and copy of previous warrant. 4 pages.
Jan. 19. 23. Report of Lord Lansdowne to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Major Webb, Governor of Upnor Castle, as to the method of payment of the invalids from Chelsea Hospital doing duty at the castle and the forts belonging thereto. Dated Whitehall, 19 Jan. 1711.
Minuted:—“L~re to Sec[reta]ry-at-War.” 1½ pages.
Jan. 19. 24. Report of the Comrs for Sick and Wounded, &c. to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Mr John Pearce, undertaker for transporting prisoners at war, praying for consideration for his losses in that service. He had undertaken the transport of prisoners at 2s. 6d. a head when others required 10s. a head. Dated Office for Sick and Wounded, &c., 19 Jan. 1711–12. 3 pages.
Jan. 19. 25. An estimate of the charge of the Royal Hospital [? of Chelsea] and the invalid out-pensioners for the year 1711, with the sum which will be wanting to bear the same. Dated Pay Office, 19 Jan. 1711. 2 large pages.
Jan. 21. 26. Copy of a paper by the Comrs of the Admiralty as to the quotas of Her Majesty's ships to act with the allies during the war, and the agreements and conventions touching the same, from 1702 to 1711. Dated Admiralty Office, 21 Jan. 1711–12. 3 pages.
Jan. 21. 27. Lord Dartmouth to the Earl of Rivers. Upon laying his Lp's letter and several other papers relating to demands for ordnance stores for the war in Spain before the Queen, her Majesty ordered that application should be made to the Lord High Treasurer thereon. Dated Whitehall, 21 Jan. 1711–12.
Four enclosures. 7½ pages.
Jan. 21. 28. The same to the Lord High Treasurer. Her Majesty thought fit that the Lord High Treasurer should direct the payment of Mr Collins' bill for repairs done at Fort William. Dated as above.
The bill referred to.
Minuted:—“Ordnance to make forth an imprest.” 2 pages, quarto.
Jan. 21. 29. The same to the same. It was her Majesty's pleasure that Lieut. James Hutchinson and eight men belonging to the “Blandford” should be suffered to come on shore, if his Lp on inquiry were assured that all persons on board the “Lubeck” were free from infectious distemper. Dated Whitehall, 21 Jan. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Comrs Cust whether any obserc[i]on.” 1 page, quarto.
Jan. 22. 30. Lord Lansdowne to Mr Harley. Sends answers received from the Earl of Leven and Mr Cochran concerning the forage of the troops in North Britain, for the information of the Lord High Treasurer. Dated Whitehall, 22 Jan. 1711–12.
Mr Cochran's letter. 3 pages, quarto.
Jan. 22. 31. Memorial of Henry Portman to the Lord High Treasurer, praying payment of 200l. for watering the ring in Hyde Park, and also for 200l. for hay for the deer and for payment of the keepers. Dated 22 Jan. —. 1 page, quarto.
Jan. 23. 32. A state of the payments and remains as to the public services for the year 1711. Dated 23 Jan. 1711–12. 3 pages.
[? About
Jan. 23.]
33. Representation of Sir Ambrose Crowley of his transactions with regard to navy contracts, and his losses by the discounts, &c. (about 15,000l.), giving also the particulars of the bills. Prays reparation. He also encloses a copy of his letters to the Navy Board.
“R. Janu. 23, 1711/1712.” 8½ pages.
Jan. 23. 34. James Pym to William Lowndes, Esq. Respecting army and transport debentures. Dated South Sea House, 23 Jan. 1711. The lower half only of 2 pages.
Jan. 23. 35. T. Baker to the Lord High Treasurer. His last advices from Algiers acquaint him (Mr Baker) that the Dey of Algiers has kindly deferred his cruel intentions towards the Consul, until he has received the Queen's answer to his (the Dey's) letter, demanding satisfaction for the death of the seven Turks, whom he (Baker) some time since mentioned to his Lordship. Prays payment to the Consul of a year's salary for 1710 and his bill of extras, as he was reduced to great perplexities by his supply of corn to Barcelona for her Majesty and the King of Spain's forces. Dated 23 Jan. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Wt for a year ordry.” 2 pages.
Jan. 23. 36. J. Burchett to the Secretaries of the Lord High Treasurer. Encloses copy of a letter of Mr Slaughter, marshal to the prisoners-at-war at Plymouth, representing the miserable condition he was in for want of money to subsist the 829 prisoners under his charge, for the Lord Treasurer to be moved thereon. Dated Admiralty Office, 23 Jan. 1711.
In addition to detailing the deplorable state he was in by the debt of 11,946l., which he owed, so that he dared not have his doors unlocked, he mentions that he received 26 prisoners, being the crews of two ships which came out of Brest 10 days before, taken by the “St George” privateer of Guernsey, who reported that there were about 20 privateers in all, out of Brest, St. Malo, and Murlaix, with 4 to 30 guns [each], that Count Blannack, “chef d'escardre” was out cruising in the Channel from Rochford with two ships of 70 guns each, that Mons. Ducass was at Martinico, and that Monsr Dugue had taken the Isle of “Tous Saints” in Brazil, but the latter wanted confirmation. 3½ pages.
Jan. 24. 37. W. Robinson to the Hon. Thomas Harley, Esq., at the Treasury Chambers. An Act passed in the 1st of the reign discharging the Lord Bophin's estate in Ireland (forfeited by rebellion), on paying 25,000l. at “four gales,” in case of failure the estate to revert to the Crown. His Lordship paid upwards of 20,000l. in the time, but the remainder not being completed, the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland could not receive any further payments. A private Act remedying the lapse of time was passed in the 7th year of the reign. Dated London, 24 Jan. 1711–12. 1 page.
Jan. 29. 38. Report of Mr Edward Wilcox to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Thomas Foley, Esq., in favour of the latter continuing his contract for cord wood in the forest of Dean on the previous terms, until further orders, so long as any remained to be cut. Dated 29 Jan. 1711.
The memorial. 2½ pages.
Jan. 29. 39. Memorial of the Comrs of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer on behalf of the officers of the trains in Flanders and Spain, whose pay was three years in arrear. The Comrs had passed the bills and debentures into South Sea stock, which was at a great discount. Were of opinion these arrears, or some of them, should be paid in money. Dated Office of Ordnance, 29 Jan. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“To propose a proporc[i]on of money.” 1 page.
Jan. 30. 40. Report of Lord Lansdowne to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of the Marquis of Montandre. Suggests that the Lord Treasurer might order 372l. out of the respits to complete the regiment, unless he allowed 600l. for 150 men at 4l. each. The Duke of Ormond was of opinion that the regiments should be forthwith completed. Dated Whitehall, 30 Jan. 1711. 1½ pages.
Jan. 30. 41. Report of the Attorney General (Northey) to the Lord High Treasurer, in relation to the proposed prosecution of Mr William Whitehall, late agent victualler at Dover, for fraud in his office. Kelly, who charged him, appeared to be criminal, and it would be difficult to get a verdict against Whitehall. The matter of taking money rested entirely on Kelly's credit, which appeared to be bad. Dated 30 Jan. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“To be read when Mr Attorney comes here.” 1¼ pages.
Jan. 31. 42. Comrs of Victualling to Mr Lowndes. Send an estimate of the provisions furnished to land forces for carrying on the war in Spain and Portugal, from the commencement till 30 Sept. 1711. Dated 31 Jan. 1711.
The estimate. 2 pages.
Jan. 31. 43. Letter signed “Con. Phipps Cam,” to the Duke of Ormonde, in favour of granting to Mrs Helena Dering, widow of Col. Daniel Dering, deceased, a pension equal to the forfeited lands formerly granted (viz., 200l. per ann.). Dated Dublin Castle, 31 Jan. 1711. 1 page.
Jan. 31. 44. Postmasters General (Frankland and Evelyn) to the Lord High Treasurer. Have taken the opinion of the Attorney General on Mr Dummer's contract, and his assignments to Mr Goodwin, and now send the same to his Lordship for further directions. Dated General Post Office, 31 Jan. 1711. 1 page.
Jan. 31. 45. Lionel Norman to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Sending an account of the Customs (from 1 May 1707 to 29 Sept. 1711), which had increased 14,734l., clear of expense, over the previous year. Continued to labour for unanimity amongst his brethren, to which in some measure the increase might be attributed. Dated Custom House, Edinburgh, 31 Jan. 1711.
The account named.
Minuted:—“Read 3 Feb. 1711.” 2 pages.
Jan. 31. 46. Report of Lord Lansdowne to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Lieut. General Robert Echlin of a regiment of dragoons on the Irish Establishment, who was allowed but 12l. per horse for levy money, and had to pay 15l. Was of opinion he ought to have received 15l., that being the usual sum allowed. Dated Whitehall, 31 Jan. 1711. 2 pages.
Jan. 31. 47. “An accot of the dayesmen that are constantly upon ye call belonging to the office of her Majt's works, commonly called ticket men, who have no advantage but by their day labour.”
“R. Janu. 31, 1711/1712.” 2 pages.
Jan. 31. 48. Memorial of Comrs of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer. Had caused estimates of stores to be made, as thought necessary by the engineers and consuls of the train in Spain, for defence of Port Mahon and Gibraltar, in case they should be besieged; and also of the charge of stores for the train, and for her Majesty's forces in Catalonia, and for the Imperialists, Italians, and Portuguese in her Majesty's pay, amounting to 219,614l. 16s. Asked for directions as to what demands they should make on Parliament. The magazines at Port Mahon and Gibraltar would not contain the quantities in the estimate. Dated Office of Ordnance, 31 Jan. 1711.
Minuted:—“My Lord thinks the demands should be made as last year, with proper memds.” 1 page.
Jan. —. 49. Report of Mr J. Brydges to the Lord [High Treasurer] upon the report of the Comptrollers of the army accounts, which proposed that the regiments that went on the late expedition to Canada should be allowed complete, to enable them to recruit. Also as to what was fit to be done with the detachment at Annapolis Royal. Dated Pay Office, — Jan. 1711–12. 2½ pages.