Volume 77
November 18-December 31, 1701


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November 18–December 31, 1701

Nov. 18.
1. “Representation and accot of ye Comrs for stating the old debt for sick and wounded seamen of what moneys they have receivd & pd out of the first 20,000l.” Dated 18 Nov. 1701. 3 pages.
Nov. 19. 2. Certificate of Peter Frowde, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, to the Lords of the Treasury; that Elmes Steward, Esq., late Sheriff of Northampton, paid 40l. to John Connell and others for apprehending Richard Benbow, a highway robber, and upon adjusting his account 6l. 15s. 3d. were due to the sheriff. Dated 19 Nov. 1701. 1 page.
Nov. 20. 3. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the case of several wine merchants, who were prosecuted by one Belamy and others, for the wines they imported from St. Sebastian and other ports of Spain neighbouring to France, in the year 1699, and for which the merchants had been permitted by their Lordships to compound. The Comrs were of opinion that the persons in an annexed list ought not to be further molested, but defended from prosecution, and that the Attorney-General should non pros. the informations. Dated 20 Nov. 1701.
Minuted:—“21 Nov. 1701. To be read in ye afternoon. A wt for a non pros. to the informac[i]on agt the severall persons named in the annext schedule.”
Accompanied by the case and the list, the copy of the Comrs' former report, and a paper headed:—
“Extracted out of Mr Sansom's minutes at the Commrs attendance at ye Treasury the 20th of June 1701.” 7 pages.
Nov. 21. 4. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial of the Comrs of Excise, relating to two seizures of brandy at Yarmouth and Ramsgate. The Comrs of Customs agreed with the Comrs of Excise, that the brandy should be brought to London when condemned and sold by public sale; that so the King might have his moiety [minuted:—“Orderd”]; but whether the officers of Excise, who had gone beyond their proper duty (according to the opinion of the Attorney-General, in seizing the goods) should have any benefit of the other moiety, would depend whether the seizure were by collusion or not. If upon trial the officers of Excise were acquitted of collusion they objected not to their being recompensed.
They also reminded their Lordships of their presentment of 28 Jan. last, to which the Comrs of Excise had replied, but the reply was not sent to them; nor had they been heard by the Board. They prayed that the papers might be read, and that their Lordships would give such directions as might oblige both boards to unite for the public service without unnecessary reflections upon the proceedings of each other. Dated 21 Nov. 1701.
Minuted:—“Read 21st Novr 1701. My Lords will speak wth the Commrs of Excise about the rewards and charges of the Custom Ho. officers within menconed at their next attendance.”
See the Minute on this subject, Vol. LXXVI., No. 64.
Accompanied by the copy of the memorial of the Comrs of Excise, the copy of the presentment of 28 Jan. 1700–1, the copy of the Excise Office report of 25 Feb. 1700–1, a circular letter from the Excise Office, and two affidavits as to the seizure of the brandy (these latter, perhaps, more properly belong to the trial). 11 pages.
Nov. 22. 5. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of William Stamp and Peter Fauconnier, praying payment of 2,124l. 11s. 4d., due to them for clothes for the four companies at New York, under the command of Lord Cornbury. He found that Lord Cornbury had contracted with the petitioners for accoutrements to that amount, giving various particulars of the off-reckonings and the state of the accounts which could not be adjusted till the Countess of Bellomont's arrival in England, &c. Dated 22 Nov. 1701.
The petition.
Minuted:—“10 Dec. 1701. Respited till the Countess of Bellomts arrival.”
In the Minute Book, Vol. XI., p. 84, 22 Dec. 1701, is:—“Write to Comrs of Trade that their letter is read to my Lords, and that my Lords have no objection, but that ye person that furnishes ye cloaths for ye four companys in New York may receive from the Earl of Ranelagh ye off-reckonings of those companys (reserving sufficient to discha the cloathing already furnished) till the sd new cloathing be fully pd for.” 3 pages.
Nov. 28. 6. “An abstract of such part of £7,705. 3. 6., as on the 28th of November 1701 was ordered by the Rt Honble the Lords Commrs of His Majts Treasury, to Richd Povey, Esqre, paid out of the second 20,000l. granted by Parliament towards payment of the debt for sick and wounded seamen, by direction of ye late Commrs for sd service” [at various ports]. 1 page.
Nov. 28. 7. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Christopher Tower, Receiver of the Grand Receipt inwards in the port of London, under Sir John Shaw, recommending that he should be allowed 50l. per ann. from the beginning of the 15 per cent. duty upon East India goods, he having received and paid on that branch upwards of 200,000l., being a work of very great care and labour in keeping the accounts, &c. Dated 28 Nov. 1701.
Also the petition.
Minuted:—“From Lady day 1700. Orderd.” 2 pages.
Nov. 29. 8. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Gabriel Guichard, concerning a parcel of wines, imported and entered by him as of the growth and product of the principality of Orange and county of Avignion, and seized by Mr. Manley, one of the land surveyors of the port of London, as French; suggesting a composition at the rate of two-thirds of the value upon a sale by inch of candle. Dated 29 Nov. 1701.
Also the petition. 2 pages.
Dec. 1. 9. Letter from the Comrs of the Navy to Mr. Lowndes, enquiring whether Madam Paravicine had attended him at the Treasury Chambers to invest the navy office again in the Crown; the Lords of the Treasury having appointed money to satisfy the mortgage her father had on it, in order that they might proceed to assign the bill made out to her. Dated 1 Dec. 1701.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XI., p. 166, 19 May 1702, is:—“Mrs. Parravicin is to be pd her inter. to this time, if she executes ye deed forthwith; but no interest is to be allowed forward.
“Write to the Comrs of ye Navy to cause ye 8,500l. to be forthwith pd to her.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 2.]
10. A bill of Philip Guibert, upholsterer, for work delivered for the King's use “by order of the … the Earl of Albemarle.”
Minuted:—“To be carryed to Hampton Court. Read 2 Decr 1701. To be paid out of sec. ser., 557l. 14s. 4d.; pd. 5th Decr 1701.” 1¼ pages.
Dec. 2. 11. Report of Mr. John Povey to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Col. Benjamin Fletcher, late Governor of New York, finding that the petitioner was appointed Governor of New York in 1690 with power to dispose of the public revenues there by his warrant, with the advice of the Council. He continued in that government till 2 April 1698, when he was recalled by letter from the Duke of Shrewsbury, principal Secretary of State, who said it was not done out of any dissatisfaction the King had in him, but in favour of the Earl of Bellomont, whom the King appointed Governor of New England and New York. The petitioner obtained from the Council of New York a certificate of his behaviour, and particularly that all payments during his government were made by warrants passed in Council, &c. Neverless, the Earl of Bellomont receiving information of his mismanagement in the revenue, obliged him to procure security in 10,000l. to be given by divers of the principal traders in New York, to answer for what public money might have been converted to his own use. Mr. Chidley Brook, collector and receiver of New York, having transmitted his accounts of the public revenue quarterly to 8 June 1698, when he was suspended by the Earl of Bellomont, he (Mr. Povey) examined them, and had laid before their Lordships such objections as he could then make; which objections and accounts were sent back to New York to be re-examined, and were then depending there. The petitioner was accountable for the advantage accruing to the King of 30 per cent. amounting to about 3,905l. 9s. 7d. made by the remittance to New York of money received from the Paymaster-General of the forces, upon account of the pay of the companies at New York. Suggesting that Lord Cornbury, the then Governor, should have the accounts examined in Council for a final determination, and return such objections as should be made, as well as his opinion; after which their Lordships should give such directions as they saw fit. Dated 2 Dec. 1701.
Minuted:—“Direct E. of Ranelagh to state ye matter before him & prepare an instruction for Lord Cornbury according to this report.”
“Direction signd accordingly” 3 pages.
[? About
Dec. 2.]
12. A memorandum showing that by the taking into the King's hands the house, park, gardens, &c. within the precinct of Hampton Court the quota to pay the King's tax would fall short 47l. 1s. 6d.
—“Read 2 Decr 1701. 33l. 18s. 0d. To be paid out of secret service mo to the Collr of Hampton Cort for ys year's 3sh tax.”
Paid 17th Decr. 1701. ½ page.
Dec. 2. 13. A copy of the report by the Lords of the Admiralty to His Majesty's Privy Council relating to the office for sick and wounded. Dated 24 Dec. 1695.
It contains instructions in 17 clauses or separate entries for the care of the sick and wounded, and would appear to have been copied for some special purpose on 2 Dec. 1701. 12 pages.
[? About
Dec. 2.]
14. Petition of Col. Meautys, unaddressed. The petitioner comforts himself that a word or two from his honour would be very effectual to him as to his relief.
Minuted:—“Read 2 Decr. 1701. To have 50li.” Paid 17 Dec. 1701. 10 lines.
[? About
Dec. 2.]
15. Petition of the widows of slain officers to the King. They had lost their husbands in the King's service during the late war, some killed on the spot, some died of their wounds; praying for continuance of the royal bounty to preserve them from starving.
Minuted:—“Read to ye K. 2d Decr 1701. Rejected. The K. insists on what was told them last year that he would not give them money any further.” 1 page.
Dec. 4. 16. Letter from officers for adjusting, stating, and clearing the debt for sick and wounded seamen, &c. to Wm. Lowndes, Esq., sending an extract of the report and opinion of the Right Hon. the Lords Comrs of the Admiralty, relating to the contingencies of the office and travelling charges. Dated 4 Dec. 1701.
Also the extract. 2 pages.
[? About
Dec. 5.]
17. Petition of Mary Pickett, widow of Capt. John Pickett, who was killed in His Majesty's service, to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that the last year she was absent as housekeeper to the Lady Dolliland's family when the widows received the King's bounty: praying that she might have what she was disappointed in last year to enable her to return to her poor family in Ireland.
Minuted:—“5 xbr 1701. The King has resolved agt the bountys of this kind, and therefore their Lops can do nothing.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 5.]
18. Memorial (signed) from Mr. Henry Killigrew to the Lords of the Treasury; their warrant for his small allowance was so penned that every one was forbidden to trust him upon pain of their displeasure; he begs them to consider the cold and hunger he and his poor family had suffered since the last long Friday he had waited on them, that he was a poor old helpless man almost driven to the grave for want of necessaries after having been fifty years a groom of the bedchamber to two Kings. It was from their Lordships that relief must come in laying his pretensions before the King to his bedchamber pension of 500l. a year; his services to the King had been very early and active and at no little hazard. He prayed their Lordships to press these matters a little warmly to the King.
Minuted:—“Read 5th Xber 1701. To be layd before ye K.”
Again:—“Read 16th Decr 1701. To have 100li, but he must not apply till X~mas next for any more.”
“Paid 100li 17th Decr. 1701.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 5.]
19. Memorial of Mr. John Knight, late Receiver-General of Customs; at his dismissal from his employment he had upwards of four millions to account for, and of the tonnage there was a balance of 1,397l. 17s.d. still due, which for the reasons given he hoped would be allowed him.
Minuted:—“Read 5 Xbr 1701. Disallowd. Write to Mr Knight to pay in the balla of his accot 1 page.
Dec. 5. 20. Two papers, each docquetted:—“5th Dec. 1701. State of Sir Edward Seymour's account as late treasurer of ye Navy.”
The accounts themselves were from 1673 to 1681, and these have perhaps been enclosures to some other paper. 4 large papers.
Dec. 8. 21. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, touching certain prohibited East India goods on board the ship “Ann,” viz., as to the separate custody of these goods, the East India Company pressing to have them carried to their warehouses in the City. Dated 8 Dec. 1701.
Minuted:—“Orderd that the Comrs insist upon their owne method.”
In the Minute Book, Vol. XI., p. 89, 2 Jan. 1701–2, the debate upon this matter is entered.
The Minute concludes thus:—“At length by advice of the Comrs of the Customes it is the opinion of my Lords that the goods imported in the ship “Anne,” may be carryed to such warehouse of the old compa at St Helen's called ye Blewhouse, where no other goods or remaynes of goods are lodged, and there examined and sorted, soe that noe goods prohibited to be worne in England doe remayne in ye same warehouse & not be carryed thence, but in order to exportation, & soe that the other part of ye cargo of ye said ship be removed to some other separate warehouse, not being in the same range or having any comunication wth ye warehouse where the prohibited goods shalbe lodged, the whole being to be complyed wth to the satisfaction of ye Comrs of Customs.” 1½ pages.
[? About
Dec. 8.]
22. Petition of several commanders of ships of war who were interested in 28,663l. provided in Parliament for half-pay to the sea officers for the year 1698; showing that the King in Council on 22 Feb. 1693 had provided for the half-pay of officers for their subsistence on shore; that the House of Commons on 10 March 1697 voted 28,663l. for their half-pay, that the sea officers having received no part thereof petitioned, and their Lordships thought they should receive the benefit of half-pay: praying for directions to be given.
With 17 signatures.
Minuted:—“Read 8th Decr 1701. Orderd that the Navy Board do forbeare to assigne the debts of the second book upon the deficient tallys on the Land Tax. Orderd that the debt of about 35,945l due by establishmt of 22 Feb. 1693 to the halfe-pay officers be paid out of those tallys, and that the interest of those tallys, computed by even months to some day in this December, be applyd as principall towards this debt.” 1 large page.
Dec. 9. 23. Letter of the Comrs of the Revenue of Ireland to William Lowndes, Esq., secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, in relation to the petition of Mr. Edward Boyle, deceased, late collector at Skibberreen, who on 10 Dec. 1694, was robbed of the King's money by a multitude of Tories; asking him to lay the matter before the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 9 Dec. 1701.
Accompanied by a copy of the petition and other papers relating thereto.
Also duplicates of all the above, and in addition a letter from Mr. Lowndes on the same subject.
In the report of the Comrs of Revenue, Ireland, it is mentioned that Dermot Leary, John Hurly, and other proclaimed rebels, to the number of 40 and more, well armed, assaulted the town of Skibberreen, killed two and wounded several others of the English who defended the town, and that they robbed the inhabitants, and took 335l. 15s. 6d. from the petitioner. 12 pages.
Dec. 11. 24. Copy of report of Charles Deringe, auditor-general, to Lawrence Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on the allegations of a petition to the Lords of the Treasury by Major Walter Delamar, praying payment of arrears due on a pension of 150l. a year granted by King Charles II. to Judith Moore. The report confirms the grant of the pension until 2,000l. were paid to Judith Moore, her executors, &c. It further states that 2,000l. with interest were assigned to Walter Delamar by John Wogan and Judith his wife (formerly Judith Moore), and that the said Walter had a good right to the pension until the 2,000l. were paid. Dated 11 Dec. 1701.
[This has most likely been an enclosure.]
Also the petition. 2½ pages.
Dec. 13. 25. Report of the Officers of Works to the Lords of the Treasury, upon a memorial of the Comrs of Customs representing that they had fitted up an adjoining house with convenient offices, and had sent their Lordships the bills. Their Lordships had directed the Officers of Works to view the alterations and examine the bills. They found the bills always obscure and unsatisfactory, and submitted their account showing the sums demanded, abated, and allowed. Dated 13 Dec. 1701.
Also the memorial or presentment.
Minuted:—“To be paid according to these deductions.” 2 pages.
Dec. 15. 26. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Charles Nicholson, as to the reimbursing him 27l. 7s. 6d., which he expended for the subsistence of his company in the regiment late of Sir Henry Belasys, and then Brigadier Selwyn's. Dated 15 Dec. 1701.
Also the petition.
There is a minute on the back to pay him 18l. 3s. 6d. 2 pages.
Dec. 17. 27. A letter from the Navy Board to William Lowndes, Esq., sending an account of the deficient tallies and malt tickets which remained in the hands of the late and present treasurers of the navy. Their Lordships and Mr. Lowndes could best judge whether all or which of them were deficient, the Board having no cognizance thereof. Dated 17 Dec. 1701.
Also the account referred to. 3 pages.
Dec. 17. 28. Letter from Mr. Geo. Larkin to Mr. Lowndes. The King allowed him 800l. for trial of pirates in America, 400l. of which he received before leaving England; he had met with various hardships, &c. in travelling the “Continent by land,” and for want of a passage to the West Indies was forced to hire a sloop at 400l. per mensem, and did not think he should have 50l. for his trouble: asking that he might have the remaining 400l. without fees at the Exchequer, and that the money detained for fees out of what had already been paid to him might be allowed. Dated 17 Dec. 1701.
Minuted:—“June 1702. To be pd. according to ye agreemt.” 1½ pages (quarto).
Dec. 20. 29. Letter from C. Hedges, the King's resident at Stockholm, to Mr. Lowndes.
Docquetted:—“20 Decembr 1701. From Mr Secretary Hedges, signifying His Majesty's pleasure that a bill of 2,800l., drawn by Mr Robinson, & payable to Mr Hume or order, be paid.”
Also the bill scored through. 2 parts of pages.
Dec. 20. 30. Report of the Agents for Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition and bill of particulars of John Mason, late Receiver-General of Taxes for the county of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, in favour of allowing him 391l. for bringing up the money by strong guards to the Exchequer, and leaving the bill of particulars, amounting to 3,065l. 14s. 9d., to their Lordships' consideration. Dated 20 Dec. 1701.
Minuted:—“Prepare a warrt for ye 391li.” 1 page.
Dec. 23. 31. Letter from J. Smith [? the late Chancellor of the Exchequer] to Wm. Lowndes, Esq. Mr. Lowndes was so kind as to promise to propose to the Lords of the Treasury to consider the poor condition of Seignior Baptist, and obtain 100l. for him. Mr. Boyle and Mr. Hill had promised the writer to do it if reminded by Mr. Lowndes that morning. There could not be a more charitable act, nor one which would more oblige Lord Halifax, who also recommended it. Dated 23 Dec. 1701.
The postscript is:—“The poor man is at this time under a severe fitt of ye gout & in very great want, so pray be speedy in yr assistance.”
Minuted:—“23 Xbr 1701. 50li to be pd him by Mr Lowndes.” 1 page (quarto).
[? Before
Dec. 24.]
32. A paper pressing for the payment of the sums in the following enclosure, viz.:—“Abstract of the neat pay of the captain and 37 additional men for the Newfoundland Company from the First of May to the 24th of Decembr 1701. With the distribution thereof in order to the subsisting them to the First of April 1702.” 2 pages.
Dec. 25. 33. “Accompt of the receipts and payments on the revenues applicable to the use of the Civil Government for one year, to wit, from Christmas 1700 to Christmas 1701.” 2 large pages.
Dec. 25. 34. “A particuler of wages due in the Treasurer of Chamber's Office for one year and a half, ending at Xmas 1701, and likewise what is due on Lord Chamberlaines warrts, stationery wares, and messengers' bills.”
[Apparently an enclosure, numbered 2.] 1 page.
Dec. 25. 35. “An accompt of the debts owing in His Majtys stables to X~mas last 1701, for liverys, buying of horses, & ye extraordys, 12,165l:8:2½.”
[Apparently an enclosure.] ½ page.
Dec. 25. 36. “An accot of money due to the publick ministers at X~mas, 1701.”
The debt amounted to 38,150l. 4s. 11½d.
It shows the names of the ministers, viz.:—
Blackwell, Sir Lam. (Florence).
Cole, Mr. (Algiers).
Cressett, Mr. (Hanover).
Gregg, Mr.
Heruart, Mr. (Swiss Court).
Lodington, Mr. (Tripoli).
Manchester, the Earl of.
Marlborough, the Earl of.
Marmande, Mr.
Methuen, Mr. (Portugal).
Plantamour, Mr. (Berlin).
Robinson, Mr. (Sweden).
Rycaut, Sir Paul (executors of).
Stanhope, Mr. (Hague).
Stanyan, Mr.
Stepney, Mr. (Vienna).
Sutton, Mr.
Vernon, Mr. (Denmark).
Warre, Mr.
Whitworth, Mr. (Ratisbon).
Williamson, Sir Joseph (executors of).
1 page.
Dec. 25. 37. “A view of the gross produce of His Ma[jes]ties revenue in Ireland for the quarters ended at Christmas, 1700 [and] 1701.”
A similar view in the two years ended at Christmas, 1701. 2 pages.
Dec. 25. 38. “An abstract account of the debts in money & bonds at Christmas, 1700, and the receipts & payments on the Customs and other impositions for the year ended at Christmas, 1701, with the debts then standing out, &c.” 1 very wide page.
Dec. 25. 39. “A state of what is due and will be owing in the treasurer of the Chamber's office from the year 1691 to Christmas 1701, upon Lord Chamberlain's warrants, stationery wares, councill bills, & messengers' bills, sign'd by the Secretaryes of State (not included in ye establishment & sign manuals for wages).”
With this are divers other particulars of moneys due in the treasurer of the Chamber's office, viz.:—
“A particular of money due in the treasurer of the Chamber's office on Lord Chamberlains for riding charges, in attendance on the late Queen and His present Majesty at Kensington.”
“A particular of money due in the treasurer of the Chamber's office upon the Lord Chamberlain's warrants for several and sundry services.”
A particular [as before] for riding charges in attending His Majesty in Flanders and Holland.
A particular [as before] for lodgings out of Court.
Some of these run back to 1692. 8 pages.
Dec. 26. 40. Report of Sir Edw. Northey, Attorney-General, and S. Travers, Surveyor-General, on the petition of the Honourable Dame Margaret Owen and Edward Ingleton, gent., concerning a discovery of certain rents and arrears of rent alleged to be concealed from the Crown, and praying that they might be empowered to prosecute the King's title to them to the King's use, with an allowance of one-third to their own use of what was recovered. King Charles I. granted to Sir Robert Killigrew, Sir John Heydon, and George Kirke, all the lands, marshes, and fen grounds in Norfolk and Lincoln, lying in or near the parishes, &c. called Cross Keys, Clench, Wharton, and Walton Dam, Wyberton, Rode, Freeston, Richond Fee, and Fishstaffe, and also in the several places called East Fen, West Fen, and North Fen, and all lands overflown in the co. of Lincoln, pertaining to the honor of Bullingbrook, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, or any other his then Majesty's manors lying on the north side of the River Gleane, towards Boston, and from thence towards Wainfleet; to hold to them and their heirs, at the yearly rent of 4d. per acre, for such lands as should be drained or inned, after allotments and allowances had been made to persons having right of common, &c.; the grantees were bound, within three months after the lands were drained, to give notice to the auditors of the revenues under penalty of 40s.
In Michaelmas term, 9 Charles I., an information was exhibited in the Duchy Chamber of Lancaster against Sir Walter Norton, bart., and many others claiming common rights in great part of the lands named, particularly in East Fen, West Fen, and North Fen, whereby and by other proceedings it appeared that allotments of the lands in the last-mentioned Fens were made by agreement between the parties, and after such division the patentees of the King's part subdivided the same according to their respective interests. Several new grants were also made of the lands so subdivided, and there was a grant of certain lands called Sutton Marsh, whereof part belonged to the honor of Bullingbrook, and the rest was in the survey of the Court of Exchequer; and for the parts within the Duchy 100l. per ann. were reserved, and 200l. for what was in the survey of the Exchequer; and from the year 1675 the rents to the Duchy had not been accounted for, nor were the rents to the Crown ever paid, although great part of the lands were free from inundation, and were firm dry land, as appeared by an affidavit produced. The petitioners affirmed that they could make many discoveries of this nature. King Charles II. had granted to Thomas Windham, Esq., all sums due to His Majesty, in right of his Duchy of Lancaster in arrear “super ipsum or remanet” upon any of his particular receivers, &c., or from his tenants, on accounts declared for the Duchy revenue, from the Restoration to Michaelmas in his 34th year. He also granted all moneys concealed from the King, to be held, subject to a proviso that if the arrears were beyond 3,000l., he should answer for the overplus; they were informed that the 3,000l. had been satisfied. They were of opinion that the discoveries proposed were probable, and that the petitioners deserved encouragement. Dated 5 Dec. 1701, but on the back 26 Dec. 1701, and the latter is probably the correct date, for the affidavit referred to is dated 24 Dec. 1701.
Accompanied by the petition and affidavit referred to.
Minuted:—“Direct the Survr to inform himselfe & my Lords whether the lands are now enjoyed under the grant of Cha. 1st.”
“Read 23 Jan. 1701–2. My Lords canot advise the making any grant of these pretended arrears to any private person, but do direct Mr Survr to informe himselfe with more certainty whether the lands be now enjoyed under the grant of K. Cha. 1st or not.”
“29 May 1702. Mr Survr to examine the matter of the last minute & returne an answer in writing.” 9 pages.
Dec. 30. 41. “December 30th 1701. A state of the debts in the office of His Maties great wardrobe, due from November 1688 to Christmas last, 1701.” Also,
“Great wardrobe,
Decembr 29, 1701. Liveries, vestures, fees, & other allow ances, payable in money yearly to His Maties servts, &c.”
Signed: “Montagu.” [The Earl of Montague was keeper of the great wardrobe.] 6 pages.
Dec. 30. 42. Report of the Agents for the Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, as to the state of the account of Mr. Mollineux, late Receiver-General of the Taxes for the county of Lancaster; showing that 3,737l. 10s. 4d. were due from him on the 4s. aid. Dated 30 Dec. 1701.
Also a previous report from them on the same subject, dated 19 June 1701, together with a petition. 3 pages.
Dec. 31. 43. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on a memorial of the Royal African Company, praying assistance to be afforded by officers of the Customs for the salvage of a cargo in the ship “Amity,” cast away in Donworly Bay, near Kinsale in Ireland, and that the goods “salved” might be brought to the Custom-house, London, for the duty to be paid. They state, “that it is the constant usage of this kingdom, and we suppose of others, that when any ship is cast on shoare by distress, being bound to any other port, to permitt the goods to be unloaden, in order to refitt the ship; or if that ship be disabled to pursue her voyage, to permitt the goods to be reladen on any other ship to prosecute the intended voyage, without payment of any custome in the place where such distress happens;” in favour of compliance with the petition. Dated 31 Dec. 1701.
Also the memorial and a certificate. 2 pages.
Dec. 31. 44. A state of the debt due in the Cofferer's Office for salaries, pensions, “empcions,” and extraordinaries for one year and a half, ending the last day of December 1701. 1 page.
Dec. 31. 45. Report of Mr. Henry Baker to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Roger Pilcher, certifying that the petitioner had an execution out against him for 300l., for exporting wool; that during the late war he secured, at some hazard, Sir Adam Blair and Doctor Gray, also Captain Bish and Old Brumfeild the Quaker, and after that one Cooper and Maurice Trant, a notorious offender, when endeavouring to get off beyond sea. The expense the petitioner had been at had very much reduced his estate, and the cost of the conviction of the petitioner amounted to upwards of 50l. Dated 31 Dec. 1701.
The petition and a certificate in favour of the petitioner by Sir Basil Dixwell.
Minuted:—“To be layd before ye Queen. Read 9th June 1702. Granted to be discharged, according to ye peticon & report.” 3 pages.
Dec. 46. Report of R. Cotton and Tho. Frankland, Postmasters-General, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Mathew Page and Peter Naylor, of Warrington. They should have made a report much sooner; but by the death of their late Secretary the papers were mislaid. Certifying that the petitioners were in a state of great want and not capacitated to pay what they owed the King (150l. 17s. 8d.), and that it was of no use that the debt should remain as a super upon the accounts. Dated — Dec. 1701.
Minuted:—“To be discharged.” 2 pages.
1701. 47. A collection of papers, showing the monthly amounts received for fees by various officers at the Treasury. These include fees for payments out of secret service moneys. For the year 1701.
The months of September and November are missing. 38 pages or parts of pages.
about 1701.]
48. “A schedule or table of the fees and salaries of the officers of His Majesties Mint,” viz., those payable to and by the warden and to and by the master and worker. 1 page.
[? Perhaps
49. A mere note to put the King in mind of a petition of the Lord Coningsby, desiring a longer time in his grant of gamekeeper of Ireland and ranger of Phœnix Park.
Also a copy of the patent granting the same office to William Ryder and Edward Richbell, Esq. Dated 13 Sept. 1677.
This may be any date between 1692 and 1701.
By the letter and minute books Lord Coningsby appears to have been engaged in Ireland in those years.
The salary of ranger of the park was under consideration on 23 April 1701. See Minute Book, Vol. X., p. 256. 2½ pages and a few lines.
50. Ireland. “Accot of first fruits and twentyeth parts.”
Totals for all the years 1692 to 1701. 1 page.
51. “Barbadoes, 1701. State of the accompt of Charles Thomas, Esq., Receiver-General of Her Majesty's casual revenues in Barbadoes for ships and goods seized during the government of the Lord Grey.”
“A true abstract of the accompt as transmitted. William Blathwayt.” 1 page.
52. Memoranda of certain debts due from Fredrick the Third, King of Denmark, to the executor of the late Sir Wm. Blackett, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Baronet, for certain cloth supplied in the year 1658, together with interest for 43 years detention of the ship, &c.
At the foot is “Anno 1701.” 1 page.
53. “1701. Accot of moneys directed (and humbly pray'd to be directed) by the Rt Honble ye Lords Commrs of His Majts Treasury, towards paymt of the debt for sick & wounded seamen & prisrs of war.”
“Estimate of the debts for sick and wounded seamen, &c., to be paid out of the second 200,000l., granted by Parliamt in 1701 for ye said service.” 1½ pages.
54. A paper docquetted:—“Acct of 20,000l. received and paid for sick and wounded seamen, &c., anno 1701.” 1 page.
55. Petition of Lionel Earl of Orrery to the King, showing that by inquisition it was found that Sir Roger Strickland was outlawed for high treason, and that he was seized of a capital messuage and other messuages and farms, with a park in the manor or parishes of Catteract, Thornton, Briggs, Brafferton, Helperby, aud Cundall, in the county of York, and of the tithes of Brafferton, amounting to 500l. per ann., and for the lives of John Croseland, and others of other tithes in Helperby and Brafferton of the value of 65l. per ann.; praying in consideration of his losses in Ireland during the war (two of his towns, worth about 1,000l. per ann., and his house and furniture, which cost 30,000l., having been burnt) that he might have as well the reversion of the above premises after the expiry of the lease for 21 years granted in 1697 to Mr. Johnstowne, there being 17 years of it to come, as also of the tithes.
Minuted:—“To be layd before ye K. respited.” 1 page.
56. Petition of George Oxenden, LL.D., to the Lords of the Treasury, for a warrant for payment of 150l. due to him at Lady Day 1701 for a year and a half's salary as Judge of the Admiralty, of the Cinque Ports.
Minuted:—“One year to be pđ.” 1 page.
57. “Proposall for establishing the under-written allowances to the Public Ministers in lieu of all demands for their ordinary entertainmts & bills for extrary disbursemts.”
At the foot are the following suggestions:—
“I conceive these allowances may be sufficient; but in case it be objected that they are too small for France, Vienna, and Holland, I humbly submit whether it may not be more advisable to employ in those courts persons who have some other imployment rather than make a ‘president’ of increasing the allowances.”
“Algiers & Tripoli are put down at their old setled allowances, but it being brought into a custome to make presents to the Turkish officers at their grand festivals, I humbly conceive some consideration ought to be had for the same, and believe 200l. a year for Algiers and 150l. a year for Tripoli will be sufficient.
“If the envoy in Portugal be made consul, some of his allowance may be saved.
“The allowance at Brussels may cease on the settlement of those provinces.
“If a resident shall be thought sufficient at Berlin, 1,000l. a year may be saved there. The like in some other courts.”
There is nothing to show whose proposal it is. 1 page.
58. “A comparison of the duties payable on the four species excepted out of the rule of the tariffs of 1664, with what they are now lyable to by several subsequent tariffs, and how they will stand charged by the tariff of 1699.”
The articles on which the duties were levied are whalebone and fins, train oil, broadcloth, serge, fish, and sugar, and the comparison comes down to 1701. 1 page.
[? 1701 or
59. Note of Sir Edw. Northey to William Lowndes, Esq., stating that Mr. Solicitor and he had perused the bill for raising money to discharge the Civil List from the debts on it, and approved of it.
[Sir Edw. Northey was made Attorney-General on 7 July 1701, and by his speaking of “Mr Solicitor & he,” it seems after his appointment.] Part of a page.
[? 1701.] 60. Memorial of Richard Povey, receiver for the sick and wounded seamen and prisoners of war, to the Lords of the Treasury, praying for an allowance of 83l. 8s. 9d. for discount on 375l. in bank notes. With a note at the foot that the discounting was done at the request of the persons signing.
Minuted:—“Allowd.” 1 page.
about 1700
or 1701.]
61. A case apparently submitted for counsel's opinion as to whether certain spirits were low wines or not, giving a great variety of particulars as to distilling. Undated, but in the reign of a king, and after the 8th of Will. III. 3 pages.
[? End of
62. Copies of letters from the navy and victualling office touching the pursers' balance bills and the Treasurer of the Navy's ledger in 1698, also concerning bills made out to Mr. George Rowe for money paid to persons for sea and harbour victuals, &c. The last is dated 18 Aug. 1701.
Most likely an enclosure. 4 pages.
after 1700.]
63. “A list of such servants who have allowances in severall offices.”
They received their wages from the Household Establishment or from the Treasurer of the Chamber principally.
Undated, but perhaps 1701, Mr. Studholme mentioned as keeper and guide of roads, occupied that office in 1701 and earlier. See Money Book, Vol. XV. 4 leaves.