Volume 219: January 4-December 22, 1718

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Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 5, 1714-1719. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1883.

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January 4–December 22, 1718

Documents for which a brief description suffices.
Date. Description of Document. From To Purport.
4 Jan. 1.
Lord Sunderland Lords of the Treasury. For a tun of wine, Custom free, to be delivered to Mons. Wesselowsky, the Czar of Muscovy's resident.
Minuted:—“8th Janry. 1717–18. The Comrs. of Customes give directions for allow'ces of this kind themselves without directions from this board.” 1 page, quarto.
7 Jan. 2.
Memorial -
Thomas Moore Do. - Submits form for the debentures for clearing the services late under his care.
Minuted:—“10th Jan. 1717–18. This is to be done in the [same] manner as Ld. Carnarvon's.” 1 page.
[About 8 Jan.] 3.
Petition -
William Gwynn Lords of the Treasury. For a new patent for changing the name of his brother to that of the petitioner's son, as customer of Cardiff.
Minuted:—“10th March 1717. Upon their surrender to be enrolled in Chancery, prepare a fiat.”
Also the resignation of Richard Gwynn in favour of the son. 3 pages.
[? About 9 Jan.] 4.
Do. -
David Ellis, late a waterman to the Custom House, London. Do. - Prays to be heard and restored to his place.
Minuted:—“9th January 1717–18. Read.” 1 page.
[? About 9 Jan.] 5.
William Lantrow Do. Prays to continue as Deputy Comptroller, with some additional salary. With a recommendation by Lord Carteret. 2 pages.
11 Jan. 6.
Letter - -
J. Craggs - Secretaries of the Treasury. Encloses reports from Comrs. for examining Debts due to the army.
Docqueted:—“For money to be imprested to Mr. Joseph Stanwix to carry on prosecutions relating to Chelsea Hospital.”
[The reports are not enclosed, but there is a letter which answers to the above docquet.] 2 pages.
15 Jan. 7.
Warrant -
Lords of the Treasury. Edward Harley, Esq., Auditor of Imprests. For allowance of salaries and incidents of Comrs. for Duties on Salt, mentioned in the Auditor's report preceding the warrant. 5 pages.
16 Jan. 8.
Lambert de Graaff, Page of his Majesty's Bedchamber Extraordinary. Lords of the Treasury. Prays for the same payment as the pages in ordinary have, viz., 80l. per ann. salary, and 40l. per ann. livery money.
Minuted:—“16th January 1717–18. Order'd. Warrt. sign'd. 23d Janry. 1717–18.” 1 page.
17 Jan. 9.
Wm. Popple (Trade and Plantations). Wm. Lowndes, Esq. Touching the exportation of silver and the balance of trade. 1¼ pages.
1 Feb. 10.
Memorial -
Thomas Corbin, tobacco merchant. Lords of the Treasury. Prays that he may be set at liberty, so that he may see to settling his account, he being jointly bound for 29,000l. to the Crown.
Minuted:—“4 April 1718. Ref. to Commrs. Customs, and to hasten their report.” 1 page.
5 Feb. 11.
Letter -
John Lansdell for Board of Ordnance. Lords of the Treasury. For directions to be given for payment of 2,343l. 14s. 6d. out of the 4½ per cent. in the Exchequer for stores of war for the Leeward Islands. 1 page, quarto.
8 Feb. 12.
Lords Justices - Lord Lieutenant - For a royal letter,to be obtained from the English Treasury, for the issue of 820l. for the clothing of the State officers in Ireland. 1 page.
11 Feb. 13.
Thomas Woolley, secretary to the East India Co. William Lowndes, Esq. Shipment of garrison stores to their settlements. 1 page.
14 Feb. 14.
Lord Sunderland Edw. Young, Esq., of the Board of Works. For payment of expenses of John Vat, who was employed in transporting the Palatines back to Germany.
Minuted:—“6th March 1717. Ref. to Mr. Colby.” 1 page.
15 Feb. 15.
Do. -
Do. Lords of the Treasury. Sends packets and letters, relating to illegal trade, seized on a ship pretended to be bound to Copenhagen, but really for Sweden.
Also petition and memorial. 3½ pages.
16 Feb. 16.
Do. -
John Grist - Edw. Young, Esq., of the Board of Works. As to repairs of lodges in the New Forest. 1 page.
17 Feb. 17.
Robert Birkett Do. - For a tidesman's place. 1 page.
[? About 17 Feb.] 18.
Clerks of the Mint in the Tower of London. Do. For an increase of salary when there is a new indenture of the Mint.
Minuted:—“Febry. 17 1717. The indre. is sign'd and passed or passing. The petn. is rejected.” 1 page.
20 Feb. 19.
Surveyor-General of Woods (Edw. Young). Lords of the Treasury. As to repairs, &c. of lodges in St. James's Park. Dated Hyde Park. 1½ pages.
[? About 25 Feb.] 20.
Michael Broughton, Accountant, for Miles Granger, late Recr. of Land Revenue in N. Wales and the co. of Chester. Do. - For allowance of a surplusage of 104l. 12s. 10¼d.
Also a certificate. 1½ pages.
26 Feb. 21.
Letter -
Lord Sunderland - Do. As to arrears due to the Danes, for services in the late war. 1 page, quarto.
1 March 22.
Affidavit and certificate.
William John, gent., Under Sheriff of Exeter. As to payment of 80l. for rewards for convicting two housebreakers.
Minuted:—“Prepare a warrant.” 2 pages.
[? About 3 March.] 23.
Thomas Meysey, Surveyor of Hawkers and Pedlars in the North of England. Lords of the Treasury. For a deputation to seize goods liable to forfeiture.
Minuted:—“3 Mar. 1717–18. To Commrs. Cust.” ½ page.
8 March 24.
Alexr. Abercrombie - Do. In favour of James Ogilvie, Controller at Wigtoun, for better employment.
Minuted:—“14th April 1718. My Lords have enter'd a minute in his favour already.”
Copies of three other papers on the same subject. 2 pages.
8 March 25.
Letter -
Tho. Woolley, Secretary (East India Co.) Hon. William Lowndes, Esq. As to shipping garrison stores free of duty. 1 page.
13 March 26.
Do. -
Lord Sunderland Lords of the Treasury. For directions to pay Lord Cadogan money expended for the public service.
Minuted:—“22d March. Prepare a S.M. for this mo. to defray the like sum by him disbursed by his Mats. particular order in the year 1717. Wt. signed.” 1 page, quarto.
14 March 27.
Report ad petition.
T. Foley, Auditor of Imprests. Do. - - On petition of agents for the tin contract for Cornwall, for their expenses. 2 pages.
[? About 14 March.] 28.
John Orde, Esq., late Conservator of the Forest of Deane. Do. For arrears of his pay. 1 page.
14 March 29.
Lord Sunderland Do. - On the account of extraordinary disbursements made by Mr. Leathes, H.M. Resident at Brussels.
Minuted:—“8 May 1718. Ordered. Warrt. sign'd 27th.” 1 page, quarto.
18 March 30.
Comrs. for Taxes Do. - - Recommend Mr. Herbert Pelham to be appointed Surveyor of the Duties on Houses for Essex, instead of Mr Carter.
Minuted:—“28th April 1719. Prepare a comic'on to restore Carter. Calender (for whom a comic'on was signed), to be a riding officer on the coast of Kent and Sussex.” 1 page.
18 March 31.
Delivery to the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, of certain plate. 1 page.
25 March 32.
Memorial and memorandum.
Comrs. for disbanding Marines. For directions to Sir Roger Mostyn to pay the remains of their salaries and incidents.
Minuted:—“19th March 1717–18. Prepare a warrt. directing Sir Roger Mostyn to pay to the late Commrs. for disbanding marines the within - menc'oned sum of 707l. 3s. 6d.” 1 page.
26 March 33.
Wages and board wages due to the Rt. Hon. John, Earl Poulett. 1 page.
27 March 34.
Letter -
Tho. Woolley, Secretary to East India Company. Hon. William Lowndes, Esq. To make an appointment for the Directors of the United East India Company to wait on the Lords of the Treasury. 1 page.
28 March 35.
Brigadier Henry Moryson. Lords of the Treasury. For payment of allowance for providing the regiment with colours, and the drummers with cloths in the King's livery.
Minuted:—“28th March 1718. Direct the comptrollers to certifie all the precedents that my Lords may lay the same before the King, with their opinion.” 1 page.
[? About 9 April.] 36.
Petition -
Gerald FitzGerald and John Jenings, Under Clerks of the House of Peers. Do. - For the same allowance as the under clerks of the House of Commons.
Minuted:—“9th Aprill 1718. Read and Refused.” 1 page.
[? About 9 April.] 37.
Sir Thomas Travell - Do. - For payment of respits due to his son, Capt. Travell, who died in Portugal.
Two other papers relating thereto.
Minuted:—“9 April 1718. He has rec'ed 133l. 12s. 4d. already in full of all demands, so that my Lords can proceed no further.” 3 pages.
[? About 9 April.] 38.
Petition -
Obed. Smith - Do. For a warrant to discharge him from a liability of 34l. to the Stamp Office.
Minuted:—“9th April 1718. Ref. to Commrs. Stamps.” 1 page.
[? About 9 April.] 39.
Petition -
Eliza Brooks, widow The King - For restoration of the pension of 20 guineas per annum, granted to her by the late Queen, her husband having served the Royal family 47 years in the moving wardrobe.
Minuted:—“9th April 1718. Rejected.” 1 page.
[? About 9 April.] 40.
Isaac Dalais - Lords of the Treasury. For payment of his arrears, having resided at the Court of Hanover, as the late Queen's secretary, from Christmas 1713 to 1 Aug. 1714.
Minuted:—“9th April 1718. To be considered with the other demands of this kind.” 1 page.
15 April 41.
Memorial -
Comrs. for Debts to Scotland by way of equivalent. Do. For consideration of their memorial and payment of the allowances claimed.
Minuted:—“29th April. 1718. Order'd.” 1 page.
18 April 42.
J. Craggs - - Do. - - For licence of absence for Mr. Robert Arbuthnott, one of the Auditors of the Exchequer in Scotland, to attend the Earl of Stair, H.M. Ambassador at the Court of France.
Minuted:—“He hath leave of absence from my Lds. accordingly.” 1 page, quarto.
29 April 43.
James Stevenson As to his having the place of Mr. Bowen, and it being a supernumerary employment. 1 page, quarto.
[? About 2 May.] 44.
James Thurkettle - Lords of the Treasury. For a messengership in the Exchequer.
Minuted:—“2d May 1718. Mr. Barret, the messenger, to attend my Lords as soon as he comes to town.” 1 page, quarto.
[? About 2 May.] 45.
William, Earl of Dartmouth. Do. - - For an arrear of 645l., due to him as Keeper of her late Majesty's Privy Seal.
Minuted:—“2d May 1718. To be read when my Lord Sunderland is present. 16 July 1718. To be considered with other debts of the Queen.” 1 page.
12 May 46.
Warrant -
Duke of Bolton Master of the Great Wardrobe. For 12 colours for the regiment of foot of Lieut.-Genl. Seymore. 1 page.
13 May 47.
Letter - -
Lord Stanhope - Lords of the Treasury. For 50l. to be paid to Dn. Bernado Moron to go to Vienna. 1 page.
20 May 48.
Do., and account.
J. Craggs - - Do. - For the Receiver-General of the Royal Revenues of Minorca to repay the Board of Ordnance at Minorca the charge of bedding provided for four regiments ordered to be transported thither.
Minuted:—“21st May 1718. Prepare a warrt. to the recr. genll. of the revenues of Minorca to repay this sum to the Board of Ordnance.” 2 pages.
[? About 27 May.] 49.
Memorial -
John Barrett, one of the four messengers of the Exchequer. Do. In favour of Tho. Thurkettle as his deputy.
Minuted:—“27th May 1718. Approved.” 1 page, quarto.
[? About 11 June.] 50.
Petition -
John Baskett, and others, his Majesty's printers. Do. For present payment of the last year's bill.
Minuted:—“11th June 1718. P'pare a warrt. for 1,691l. 18s. 3d.” 1 page.
[? About 18 June.] 51.
Memorial -
Charles Mason - Do. - - For a warrant for the charges of poundage given to sheriffs for collecting moneys due to the Crown upon “levare facies.”
Minuted:—“18 June 1718. My Lords will, upon Mr. Mason's paying 1,500li. into ye Exchequer, allow him the sheriffs poundage in his accompt. as paymar. of ye transports.” 1 page, quarto.
[? About 24 June.] 52.
Do. -
Mr. John Offley - Do. - - Proposals as to the payment of a debt due to the Crown, the sale of his estate, &c.
Minuted:—“My Lords accept the second proposall.” 2 pages.
[24 June] 53.
Tradesmen's bills in the Office of the Great Wardrobe. Also moneys due in the Office of the Great Wardrobe. Lady-day and Midsummer 1718. 15 pages.
27 June 54.
Letter - -
Robert Compeer The Hon. Charles Stanhope, Esq. Waits for a land-waiter's or coast-waiter's place at Bristol. 1 page.
8 July 55.
Report and Affidavit.
A. Cracherode Lords of the Treasury. As to the debts of Mr. Ralph Bethel. 2 pages.
[? About 10 July.] 56.
Capt. Edward Hall - First Lord of the Treasury. For a warrant for 5s. a day to him as captain-commandant of Tinmouth.
Minuted:—“10th July 1718. His papers to be read when Mr. Sloper is here.” 1 page.
25 July 57.
Letter -
Duke of Bolton Lords of the Treasury. As to a pension granted out of the concordatum money to the widow Phillips. Recommends 30l. per annum. Dover Street, 25 July 1718.
Minuted:—“To be translated & layd before ye K.” 1 page.
[? About 30 July.] 58.
Major-General Davenport. Do. - For an order to the Comrs. of Customs for passing, duty free, about 1,000 oz. of wrought plate when he goes to his command in Ireland.
Minuted:—“30th July 1718. The dutys on exportation of plate are appropriated by several Acts of Parliament which my Lords cannot dispense with. The plate delivered to Foreign Ministers, being his Maties. own, makes the case different from this.” 1 page.
30 July 59.
Ro. Pringle, [for] Secretary-at-War. Secretaries to the Treasury. With list of retired officers of land forces, and marines entitled to half-pay.
Minuted:—“6th August 1718. My Lords have no objection. Send it to the Secy.-at-War to procure the King's hand to it.” 1 page.
2 Aug. 60.
Memorial and Certificate.
Alexander Pendarvis, Esq. Lords of the Treasury. For payment of 103l. 0s.d. due to him as Surveyor-General at the demise of her late Majesty. 2 pages.
[? About 13 Aug.] 61.
Thomas Wight, Cornet in the late regiment of horse, commanded by the Lord Ashburnham. The King - To be re-established in his half pay.
Minuted:—“13th Augt. 1718. Rejected.” 1 page.
[? About 13 Aug.] 62.
Edw. Wharton, Recr. of the Revenue from Hackney Coaches and Chairs. Lords of the Treasury. For additional salary.
Minuted:—“13th Augt. 1718. To be considered at a full board. 14th Augt. 1718. My Lords think the present salary sufficient.” 1 page.
[? About 13 Aug.] 63.
Samuel Taylor, one of the messengers of the Great Chamber to the late Queen Anne. Lords of the Treasury. For payment of an arrear for salary, &c.
Also certificate, dated 13 Aug. 1718. 2 pages.
15 Aug. 64.
Letter (copy)
Ro. Pringle (Secretary-at-War's department). Charles Stanhope, Esq. As to extra pay to Mr. Hughes, the Judge Advocate. 1 page.
1 Oct. 65.
Lord Halifax - Produce of the funds on lottery, 1714, from Lady-day 1718 to Michaelmas following. 1 page.
22 Oct. 66.
William Lowndes - Officers of Ordnance. For repayment of their taxes as well as those of their inferior officers. 1 page.
23 Oct. 67.
J. Craggs Lords of the Treasury. As to the transportation of regiments to Ireland. The affair requires the utmost dispatch.
Minuted:—“28th Oct. 1718. Mr. Colby to bring an Est. to-morrow morning.” 2 pages.
5 Nov. 68.
J. Hancock - Do. For payment of a quarter's salary to the Rt. Hon. Wm. Earl of Cadogan, as Master of the Robes, and to the under officers. 1 page.
8 Nov. 69.
J. Craggs Do Sends report on the state of an arrear due to the Prince of Oost Friesland, upon account of his regiment whilst in the joint service of Great Britain and the States-General. 1 page.
[? About 18 Nov.] 70.
Petition and certificate,
Mary Simans, widow of Walter Simans, page of the presence to the late Queen, when Princess of Denmark. The Hon. Walter Chetwynd, Esq., Paymaster of H.M. pensions and bounties. For continuance of her pension, which she had for 23 years.
Is near 80 years old.
Certif. dated 18 Nov. 1718. 2 pages.
18 Nov. 71.
Lord Stanhope Lords of the Treasury. For 1,000l. to be lodged with the Treasurer of the Chamber to defray the expense of the messengers sent abroad. Whitehall, 18 Nov. 1718.
Also a memorandum or reminder on the same subjects. 1 page 5 lines.
3 Dec. 72.
Letter and memorial,
J. Craggs Mr. Lowndes Encloses memorial of his friend John Cooke, Esq., and thinks he has been hardly dealt with at the Custom House. 2 pages.
[About 22 Dec.] 73.
Petition and affidavit.
Mary Austin, widow of John Austin, deceased. The Hon. Walter Chetwynd, Esq., Paymaster of H.M. pensions. Her husband was several years one of the late Queen's coachmen. Prays for continuance of her pension of 8l. a year. 2 pages.
Dec. 74.
Windom Tomson and Clifton Tomson, his brother. Do. - Pray for the continuance of their pension of 10l. a year a piece, their father, when a cornet of horse, having been killed at the battle of Hoxtet [i.e., Hochstett.] 1 page.
[? 1718.] 75.
Nicholas Wade of London, citizen and leatherseller. Lords of the Treasury. Prays to succeed George Lloyd, a coastwaiter, in case he should die, he being dangerously ill.
Also two recommendations of him, signed.
Minuted:—“2d. Janry. 1718. To succeed upon a proper vacancy of about 40li per ann.” 2 pages.
[After 1718.] 76.
Major-Genl. Montolieu, alias St. Hypolite, Brigadier Sausin, Abraham Bodens, Esq., and Mr. Boisrond. The Rt. Hon. Mr. Secretary Stanhope. For pensions or augmentation of pensions.
Minuted:—“Wts. signed.” 1 page.