||1. Letter of the Earl of Rochester to the Lord High Treasurer. He had considered the papers relating to the Lord Viscount Blessington's claim to a waste plot of ground in Limerick, and finding by the report of Mr Brodrick, Solicitor General in Ireland, to the Lords Justices there, that he had examined that Lord's title to the same and allowed it, & by the Lord's Justices' report that the soldiers in garrison at Limerick could not want the piece of ground, he thought it reasonable his Lordship should have his land to dispose of to his own use. He believed it would be more for the Queen's service and the benefit of the garrison that the ground should be purchased for Her Majesty. Dated Cockpit, 7 July 1702.|
The report of the Lords Justices, the memorial of Viscount Blessington, a letter to him with particulars of the plot in tabular form, and the report of Alan Brodrick, all relating to the same.
Minuted:—“29 July 1702. To be brought in when my Ld. Lt is here. Prepare a warrt to pay 350l a conveiance being first [made?] by advice of counsel.” 8 pages.
||2. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petitions of Elizabeth Molinier, widow, as to the seizure of certain silk. In each of four planks three pieces of silk were found, “and it was wonderful to observe with what art and contrivance the same were let into the said plank and concealed.” Dated 18 July 1702.|
Minuted:—“21 July 1702. The peticon is rejected.” 3 pages.
||3. “The Earl of Ranelagh's and Mr Blathwayt's report on the petition of the officers of the second battallion of Scots Foot Guards,” as to respits. Dated 20 July 1702.|
Also the petition and another paper.
Minuted:—“29th July 1702. My Lord is not satisfied to move the Queen in this till my Lord Marlborough comes over.” 4 pages.
||4. Report of S. Travers, Surveyor General, to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Sr Henry Palmer, Bart., who in 1665 had been constituted steward of Her Majesty's manor of Wingham in Kent; advising that his grant might fitly be renewed. Dated 20 July 1702.|
Also the petition. 2 pages.
||5. Letter from the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen to Wm Lowndes, Esq. They would keep the account of the charge of the prisoners distinct from that of the sick and wounded. Dated 20 July 1702. 1½ pages, quarto.|
|6. Memorial from Sir Theodore Janssen and others to the Lord High Treasurer. The million of gilders payable in August and other causes were the occasion of the fall in the “agio in Holland.” They propose that the payment of this million should be postponed for a quarter of a year.|
“Read 21st July 1702. Direct Mr Pauncefoot to write to Mr Sweet, sending a copy of this memll and to know how farr this matter is capable of being negotiated in Holld to ye satisfaction of these gentn.” 1 page.
|7. Memorial of William Robinson, Deputy Receiver of Ireland, to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the repayment by the Earl of Ranelagh of 3,534l. 17s. 9¾d. to certain regiments about to be shipped for Ireland.|
Minuted:—“21 July 1702. The Lord Ranelagh saies this is pd.” 1 page.
|8. Petition of William Delarose, formerly a collector of excise, to the Lord High Treasurer. Nothing had been done for him in five years, and in November last he submitted a proposal; prays for a warrant for 3d. per pound and 441l., or that his proposal might be accepted, &c.|
Minuted:—“Read 21 July 1702. To be read againe when Mr Boyle is here.”
The proposal referred to.
See a report on his case, Vol. LXXVI. No. 19. 2 pages.
|9. Letter from Mr Henry Killigrew to William Lowndes, Esq. Sir Stephen Fox retained out of his allowance 52l. 15s. With all his “vicious extravagances,” he had but one 25l. to subsist himself, his wife, and five children, from the 10th of March to the 21 of July, &c. If his Lordship would not add to his allowance, he hoped he would give something towards expenses, upon so general a joy as the coronation.|
“Read 21 July 1702.”
In a paper entitled Abstract of Papers to be laid before the Queen, under date 28 Oct. 1702, is: “The Queen will let him have 50li.” 2 pages.
||10. A printed paper entitled: “Quinque partite, Indenture of conveyance of the dead stock of the two East India companies Dated the 22th of July 1702.” 17 pages.|
||11. Printed copy of an indenture tripartite made between the Queen of the first part, the Governor and Company of Merchants trading into the East Indies of the second part, and the English Company trading to the East Indies of the third part, witnessing the terms agreed upon to obviate all future disputes between the companies, with an index thereto. Dated 20 July 1702. 40 pages.|
||12. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Mr Edward Noell as to the union of the office of secretary and registrar at an additional salary of 250l. per ann. Dated 22 July 1702.|
The paper gives the successors in the office of registrar since 1660, &c.
Minuted:—“28 July 1702. My Lord will speak wth ye Commrs of Excise when they attend next.”
Also the petition. 3 pages.
||13. Letter of Caspar Fredericé Henning [? to the Lord High Treasurer], laying before him the state of the debt owing on account of Her Majesty's gardens. Dated 22 July 1702.|
The statement is not now with it. 1 page.
||14. “A general abstract of the accounts of Her Majesty's revenue in Ireland for one year end[ing] at Christmas 1701.” Dated 23 July 1702. 2 pages.|
||15. “An Estimate of what the fonds appropriated for the civil governmt may produce yearly during the present warr.”|
Also “An estimate of the yearly expence to the civil government.”
These estimates contain the details, and are both dated 23 July 1702. 13 pages.
||16. Affidavit of Marmaduke Bealing, Esq., that he had not given any money to Daniel Foord for the surrender to him of his office of book-keeper for entries of ships coming to the port of London. Dated 24 July 1702.|
Minuted:—“Read 28 July 1702. The warrt to pass.” 1 page.
||17. Copy of letter from the officers of ordnance to Mr Bertie, desiring him to receive from the order of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland 1,252l. 17s. 6d. for 400 barrels of gunpowder sent there, and 1,883l. 15s. for small shot and flints. Dated 25 July 1702.|
Also copies of two orders in council and other papers relating to these ordnance affairs. 4½ pages.
||18. Report of Mr Henry Baker to the Lord [High Treasurer], viz., that he had received orders from the Comrs of Customs to visit the coast of Kent and Sussex, and to make various enquiries and examinations, and asking leave to proceed therein. Dated 27 July 1702.|
Minuted:—“Read 28 July 1702. He has leave to goe on this service.” 1 page.
||19. Report of Mr S. Travers, Surveyor General, to the Lord High Treasurer. He had considered the petition of Mr Periam, and found that the office of steward of the manor and borough of Milverton, in Somersetshire, was granted in 1664 to Aldred Leaman, gen., during pleasure, with the yearly fee of 13s. 4d. In 1684 the office was continued to him, and in 1687 there were four petitioners for it. The whole rents of the manor, which consists not of copyholds but of freeholds, and the jurisdiction of a leet, amounted to but 6l. a year. It was then affirmed that many encroachments had been made on the wastes of the manor, which yielded no benefit to the crown, occasioned by the remissness of the stewards, who, living in the place, were unwilling to offend their neighbours. Mr. Auditor Parsons thought these encroachments might yield 30l. or 40l. per ann. Mr Harbord reported in 1689 in favour of Mr Periam, “for though the petitioner were an inhabitant of the said burrough, yet it did not appear he had any lands or other interest in ye mannor, which might induce him to indirect practices.” The petitioner had raised 40s. per ann. to the crown by arrenting some encroachments. He saw nothing to prevent the renewal of the petitioner's constitution. Dated 27 July 1702.|
Minuted:—“21 Augt 1702. Agreed.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
||20. “An abstract of the receivers' letters about the subsidy” for the year 1702, giving their opinions as to what it was likely to raise. Dated 28 July 1702. 2 pages.|
||21. Extract from a letter of Mr Stanhope, dated at the Hague Aug. 8/July 28 1702 to Mr Secretary Hedges. Mr Buys, the pensionary of the burgomasters, considered that those who might have had the advantage should submit to the loss. The medium of the “agio” of bank money being 5 per cent. had been 8 or 9 sometimes, which would have been greatly to their advantage, but happened to be only two and three quarters, to which those gentlemen had themselves contributed by offering a glut of bank money to be sold altogether.|
Minuted:—“Shew this to Sr St. Evance & partners.” 1¼ pages.
||22. Memorial of Antonio Verrio to the Lord High Treasurer. His late Majesty contracted with Seignior Verrio for painting his great bedchamber at Hampton Court at a rate certain, which came to 400l. and was paid. It was agreed he should be paid at the same rate for whatever work he did. He had painted the great staircase and little bedchamber, amounting to 1,800l. There remained due of that sum 1,190l., besides what was since done at Windsor. Signior Verrio's necessities were very pressing for money, and without speedy assistance he was like to be reduced to very great extremity. Praying for payment.|
Minuted:—“28 July 1702. 600li to be p[ai]d him on this accot out of the mo. come in before 8th March last.” 1 page.
|23. Petition of Peter Beaubuisson in the same terms as that previously described under date 15 July 1702.|
Minuted:—“28 July 1702. To be layd before ye Qu. 5th August 1702. Nothing for the arms; a new contract for the setting doggs.” 1 page.
|24. Letter of Ann FitzHarry to the Lord High Treasurer, asking his Lordship to do something for her, her landlord having seized what little she had.|
Minuted:—“29 July 1702. It has been refused.”
There is also a petition from her of a little earlier date in which she says she married the son and heir of Sir Edward Fitz Harreys, Baronet, and brought 6000l. into the family. She prayed to have the quit rents of Sir Edward's estate.
This was minuted:—“It cannot be granted.” 2 pages.
|25. Petition of Captain Richard Upton to the Lord High Treasurer, pressing his claims as set forth in a report and petition annexed, viz.:—|
Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on his petition. He had for four years commanded the Falmouth smack in the service of the customs, and his station was to ply from Falmouth to Plymouth. By his exertions the Crown received 14,500l. besides 1,965l. omitted in accounts of ships entered, &c. Recommending him for reasonable recompense, and further recommending him to be appointed to the command of a frigate to cruise on the coast of Cornwall as a guard against the French privateers. Dated 8 June 1702.
Minuted:—“29 July 1702. He is now upon his probac[i]on in a new ship & if he continue his good services he shall be considerd all together.” 4 pages.
||26. Petition of Robert Stephens, messenger of the press, to the Lord High Treasurer. His salary was three years in arrear. Prays for payment as far as the messengers are paid.|
Also copy of a warrant and a certificate of Mr William Vanbrugh.
Minuted:—“29 July 1702. Pay him as far as ye other messengers.” 1 page.
|27. Petition of Elinor Pendrill, widow and relict of Humphrey Pendrill, deceased. Her husband had been instrumental in preserving King Charles II. at the Royal Oak, for which she had a grant of 100 nobles per ann. for life; but after the death of Queen Mary she received only 10l. per ann. She was very ancient, weak, almost blind, and “past her labour;” prays for 20l. per ann. out of the royal bounty.|
Minuted:—“29 July 1702. To be p[ai]d ½ a year wth ye others.” 1 page.
|28. Petition of Ann Palmer, widow, to William Lowndes, Esq. She was daughter to Charles Nevill, formerly coach harness maker to King Charles II., to whom at his death 3,000l. were due. The petitioner had married Mr Palmer, a yeoman of the guard to King Charles II., and was left with four small children; praying for relief.|
Minuted:—“29 July 1702. It cannot be done.” 1 page.
|29. Petition of Robert Bedoe, deputy housekeeper of Whitehall, to the Lord High Treasurer. It was by Act of Parliament enjoined, that the housekeeper of the palace of Whitehall should keep the street before the palace (extending from the further gate of Scotland Yard to King Street, Westminster), twice a week swept and cleaned; praying for the continuance of the former settlement of 100l. for the same.|
Minuted:—“29 July 1702. My Lord sees no reason to continue this.” 1 page.
|30. Representation made by John Peters to the Lord High Treasurer in respect to the manors of Epworth, Stapleford-Abbotts alias Stapleford-Regis, and other premises, reported on by the Attorney and Surveyor General, annexing an extract as to other properties, the grant of which in counsel's opinion would not be vexatious; praying commisseration for his deplorable circumstances (he having been above 14 months a prisoner in his own house, and lost his wife through oppression and grief at these misfortunes), and that these particulars might be referred to the Attorney General, that petitioner might obtain a lease of the premises.|
The properties in the accompanying extract are:—
(1.) A tenement called Moor Hall with some lands in Upwell in Norfolk.
(2.) The manor of Netherhall and Overhall [in Dedham], Essex, and of Crippinghall in Suffolk, held by Robert Wingfield.
(3.) Encroachments in His Majesty's waste lands in Cookham and Bray, with liberty to enclose waste lands there.
Minuted:—“29 July 1702. My Ld adheres to ye minutes on Mr Attorneys Rept.” 4 pages.
||31. Letter of Sir Stephen Fox to William Lowndes, Esq. He had desired the Lord High Treasurer's favour in renewing a warrant for John Betteley, who had been a clerk in the Controller's Office at the Excise; urging Mr. Lowndes to speak to the Lord High Treasurer for the continuance of the clerk named. Dated Bath, 30 July 1702.|
Minuted:—“18 Augt 1702. My Ld cannot agree to this part.”
Also a letter from Mr John Betteley to Sir Stephen Fox. 2 pages.
||32. Report of the Lord Ranelagh to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Paul Docminicq., Esq., as to his accounts. Dated 30 July 1702.|
Also the petition.
Minuted:—“11 Augt 1702. To be consider'd when my Lord Ranelagh is here.” 3 pages.
||33. “Report of the Postmasters General to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Mr Jacob Vanderpoel, postmaster at the Briel in Holland, who had the care of all letters, orders, and dispatches, sent to him by the late King's commands, and had managed Her Majesty's affairs in shipping English disabled soldiers and others at Briel or Helvoetsluys.” The King gave him a pension of 100l. per ann. out of the Post Office. He still exercised the same office and prayed for a continuance of the pension: confirming the petitioner's claims, and further stating that part of his duty was to examine and inspect the passes of all such persons as might be suspected enemies to the Government, and attempt to come over in the packet boats for England. Dated 30 July 1702.|
The petition referred to. 2¼ pages.
||34. Petition of Jonathan Rogers, gent., Henry Tuck, and Richard Pocock, executors of the will of Ann James, wife of Edmund James, praying to be allowed to continue the custody of Margaret James, an idiot, the daughter of the said Edmund and Ann his wife, together with her estate. The petitioner had been informed that the Attorney General had advised the granting of the same to Thomas Moreton, Esq.|
In the Letter Book, Vol. XI. p. 37, is a letter dated 30 June 1702, as to the sum to be allowed to Mr. Moreton and his wife for this service. 1 large page.
||35. Two letters of Mr. William Rider, report of Mr. Philip Ryley, and a letter from the Earl of Feversham and persons composing the Queen Dowager's Council, as to the condition of the lodges in the Forest of Whittle wood and the repair of the same.|
There is also an extract from the Patent to the Queen Dowager.
The last of the letters is dated … July 1702, and the last minute is:—“24th Nov. 1702. Ordered.” 6 pages.
|[? July or
|36. “Mr Baron Price's case as to his salary for Trinity Terme, 1702,” the question being whether he had a claim for the same.|
Mr Justice Turton and Mr Baron Hatsell had each a letter from the Lord Keeper the day before Trinity term to let them know the Queen had superseded them, and they claimed the whole salary. Lord Chief Justice Trevor sat but two days and had the whole term's salary.
Minuted:—“The two former judges to be p[ai]d to ye times their supersedeas's bear test [8 June], and the two new judges from that time.” 1 page.
||37. “A scheme of Her Mats severall gardens & plantations undertaken on ye 1st of August 1702 to be kept p[er] Henry Wise.” 3 large pages.|
||38. An application from Lord Howe to the Lord [High Treasurer] for 140l. per annum for his clerks employed to control the malt duty. Dated Langar, 1 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“Ordered.” 1 page, quarto.
||39. “Salt Comrs presentment for allowance for officers taxes:” recommending exemption of officers having less than 100l. per ann. Dated 3 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“Orderd.” 1 page.
||40. Report of the principal officers of the Mint to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Mr Charles Fryth for an allowance in hammered money imported into Chester Mint, in the months of July and August 1697; giving a detailed account of the receipts at the Mint, which more fully appeared by the annexed testimony of Mr Halley, Controller of the Mint, recommending that Mr Fryth's accounts should pass. Dated 3 Aug. 1702.|
Accompanied by “The case between Mr Charles Frith, collector of Excise for the county of Chester and his Maties mint there duly stated.” Signed “Edm. Halley.”
Minuted:—“Read 4 Aug. 1702. My Lord agrees wth the Report. Read this in ye afternoon to Comrs of Excise.” 3¼ pages.
||41. Docquetted: “Supers depending upon the late Commrs of Excise &ca anno 1698.”|
Signed at the foot “3d Augst 1702. Ex p[er] Geo. Bruere.” 1 page.
|4 Aug.||42. Report of the agents for taxes to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Sir John Manwaring, baronet, recommending that the petitioner should have the liberty of his person on condition that he paid the charges of the prosecution against him and that he and his son Mr Thomas Manwaring should enter into a bond for 10,000l. for payment of the 4,600l. mentioned in his petition, &c. Dated 4 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“Read 4 Augt 1702 & agreed.”
Also the petition and an affidavit. 3 pages.
||43. “Sums remaining due to clear the half year intended to be paid according to the scheme for fees and salarys payable at the Exchequer.”|
The total was 20,118l. 18s. 5¾d.
“Rests unsatisfyed this 4th August 1702, 13,388 18 5¾.”
The names of the persons as well as the amounts are given, and against several are notes as to their payment. 3 pages.
||44. “4th Aug.|
1702. Sums remaining unsatisfyed on the scheme of distributions sent to the Exchequer in January last, which were intended to have been paid by Midsummer 1702.” 1 page.
||45. “Debts for the last ⅓ payment for sick and wounded seamen and prisoners,” on which a payment appears to have been ordered on 4 Aug. 1 page.|
||46. “Sums remaining due to clear the half year intended to be paid according to the scheme for penc[i]ons & annuities payable at the Exchequer.”|
It is a list of pensioners. 1 page.
|47. Report of Mr William Blathwayt to the Queen, on the petition of Ferdinando Hastings, late brigadier, who had done the Crown considerable service in Scotland and Flanders, and was disabled by long service and sickness; recommending him to the Royal compassion and bounty. Undated.|
Written on the back of the petition.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XI. p. 232, 5 Aug. 1702, is:—“Brigadiers pay to be allowed him from the contingencys if there be room for it.” 2 pages.
|48. Petition of Peregrine Marquiss of Carmarthen to the Queen. He had a reversion of the Auditor's place of the Exchequer which was “unjustly possessed by the Lord Hallifax.” His arrears of pension amounted to 9,000l. He built a small frigate at the King's charge out of the waste timber, &c. in one of the King's yards. His Majesty took the vessel “the Peregrine galley” for his own use, and promised 1,000l. a year till the debt was satisfied: prays an order for 1,000l. to fit out the vessel for the Queen's service and for the 1,000l. per annum.|
Minuted:—“To be layd before ye Qu.
5th August 1702. The Queen inclines rather to give him the ship. Q. If the Admiralty.” 1 page.
||49. Certificate that the gentlemen of the Chapel Royal had yearly, during the last reign, received 20l. in lieu of three deer. Dated 5 Aug. 1702.|
Also their memorial.
Minuted:—“18 Augt 1702. If they have a pretence to 3 deer my Ld hopes ye Queen will give them.” 2 parts of pages.
||50. Mr Auditor Shale's Report on the petition of Samuel Hawes as to a debt of 200l., for which he was bound with the late Lord Griffin (whose estate was vested in the crown) to James St Amand, apothecary in Covent Garden; recommending the debt to be paid out of the estate. Dated 5 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“12 Augt 1702. To be laid before ye Queen.”
Also the petition and two other documents. 4 pages.
||51. “Order of Councill on my Lord Treasurer's Report to the Queene concerning stores and armes to be sent to Virginia.” Dated 6 Aug. 1702.|
Also copy of the estimate. 2 pages.
||52. Report of the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr Wm Blathwayt, on the petition of Col. Edmund Rouse, Governor of Upnor Castle, praying to be allowed such an established pay, as the Governors of Sheerness and Tilbury had. The pay of each of the Governors of Sheerness, Gravesend, and Tilbury had been 20s. a day, but was reduced to 300l. per ann. Dated 8 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“20 Augt 1702. There is no room for encreasing ye allowance on ye establishmt, but when any place falls, my Ld will move ye Queen for him.”
Also the petition, in which he says he was the eldest lieut.-col. in the army. 2 pages.
||53. Report of the Officers of Works to the Lord High Treasurer. The necessities of the artificers were very great, 57,910l. 13s. 5¼d. being due to them. They had exhausted their stocks to serve the office, and tried their credit as far as it would go. Unless something were ordered they must lie in prison and their families starve, and nobody would credit this office for the future. Dated 10 Aug. 1702.|
Also the petition signed by 59 persons, together with a list of the debts, the names of persons being alphabetical.
Minuted:—“18 Aug. 1702. The Queen is not in a condition to pay this debt at p[re]sent. But know how & where these debts were contracted particularly.” 4 pages.
||54. Letter of Sir John Stanley to Wm Lowndes, Esqre, Secretary to the Ld High Treasurer, by the Ld Chamberlain's direction, sending a list of offices and places immediately under the Ld Chamberlain; also copy of King James's establishment for riding charges to the servants above stairs, upon progresses and removes of the Court; there having been no establishment for riding charges made in the late reign, except for some few servants who attended on the King beyond sea. Dated Aug. 11 1702.|
The second paper referred to is not now with it. 4 pages.
||55. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, as to taking the oath anew by the Comrs, their commission having been renewed. The Comrs finding themselves surprized, the time being supposed to have elapsed, beg pardon for their omission and pray advice how the matter might be rectified. Dated 11 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“Prepare a new warrt.” 1 page.
|56. Petition of Jane Viner, wife of John Viner, to the Lord High Treasurer for the reinstatement of her husband, who had been dismissed from a tidewaiter's place.|
Minuted:—“Read 11 Aug. 1702. He cañot be restored, being guilty of fraud.” 1 page.
|57. Petition of Michael Wadding to the Queen. He had become a Protestant, and so lost a considerable allowance from his relations and friends, as made known to the Queen by the Lord Almoner and the Duchess of Ormond. The Queen had ordered him 10l., on which he had lived rather than listen to the offers of his relations. He had a fair prospect of being preferred in Ireland, and prayed for relief to enable him to go there.|
Minuted:—“11th Augt 1702. 10li to goe to Ireld but to have no more.” 1 page.
||58. Report of the Comrs of Customs touching several prize ships intended to be brought from some western ports to London. Dated 12 Aug. 1702.|
Also representation from the Comrs of Prizes, and a schedule of the ships and their burthens. 3 pages.
|59. Petition of the King's heralds and pursuivants-at-arms, to the Lord High Treasurer, for their coronation fees, amounting to 312l. They mention also that three years of their salary were due.|
The particulars of the same fees.
Referred 12 Augt. 1702.
On the back is the following report:—
“Upon examining tbe precedts of the 2 last reigns, I find there was paid to the petrs, to wit, by a privy seal, dated 12 January 1686, as followeth:—
|For coronation of K. J. 2d - -||100li.|
|For severall scarlet robes -||167|
|For his Mats assuming his stall at Windsor|
as Soveraigne of ye Garter -
|And for larges [largesse] on creac[i]on of 86|
noble men & noble women at 5li. each -
By a warrt under ye sign manuall of ye late K. W. 3d dated 3d Decr 1700, grounded on the generall privy seal, there was paid to them ye like 3 sums of 100l, 167li & 40li, for ye coronac[i]on of K. W., and 230li for largessses on creation of 46 noblemen. But their demand of 100li more for ye coronac[i]on of late Q. was rejected. The allowances wch they now pray, are exactly ye same as was paid for ye 2 last coronations. J. Taylour.”
Minuted:—“21 Augt 1702. Order'd.” 3 pages.
||60. Letter of the Duke of Leeds [? to the Lord High Treasurer] on behalf of his brother “Osborne,” whose fate had been very hard in being turned out of his employment without cause, as the King acknowledged to the Duke, when he did it; and for that reason the King gave him a patent for 200l. per ann., on which he was put to charges, &c., expressing a wish that he might be employed at a salary. Dated 12 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“Prepare a warrt to renew his pencoñ.” 2 pages, quarto.
||61. Report of Mr. J. Taylour to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Sir Tho. Cuddon, Chamberlain of London, for an allowance of 1,052l. 4s. 9d., for charges in receiving out of the Exchequer 869,996 li. 17s. 6d., and repaying the same to the several lenders, &c.; also as to 100l. paid by him to Col. Philip Howard in the year 1699. Dated 14 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“18 Augt 1702. My Ld agrees to ye report wth ye addic[i]on yt ye 100li p[ai]d to Coll. Howard be repaid out of arrears of taxes.”
Also, a further minute, on 17 Aug. 1703, as to the payment of the same to the widow of the Chamberlain. 5 pages.
||62. Report of Mr Philip Ryley to the Lord High Treasurer, as to payment of a carpenter's bill for work done in Richmond Park. Dated 14 Aug. 1702.|
The petition and the bill.
Minuted:—“21 Augt 1702. It is plain yt nothing more ought to be p[ai]d to ye petr.” 3 pages.
||63. Report of Mr J. Taylour to the [Lord High Treasurer] on the petition of the Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies; 2s. for every 1,000l. in tallies joined was usually allowed in the three last reigns, &c. Dated 15 Aug. 1702.|
Also a certificate. 2½ pages.
||64. Letter of Mr William Popple, junr to Wm Lowndes, Esq., as to the securities to be taken for Sir Nathaniel Johnson, who was appointed governor of Carolina; enclosing draft of a bond approved by the Attorney General. Dated 17 Aug. 1702.|
[The draft not now with it.] 1 page.
||65. Memorial of the Earl of Ranelagh to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the yearly allowance and arrears to the three keepers of Cranborne Chace. Dated 17 Aug. 1702. 1 page.|
||66. Report of Mr William Blathwayt to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Captain Joseph Bernet, praying to be paid as engineer for the years 1697 and 1698. A warrant would be necessary for him to obtain debentures on the Irish forfeitures. Dated 18 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“12 June 1710. My Lord hath no authority to doe what is proposed in this report.” 1 page.
||67. Report of Samuel Atkinson, one of the late Comrs of Transports, on the petition of Philip Causton and Hannah his wife, as to delivery of certain debentures. Dated 18 Aug. 1702.|
Also the petition and copy of two other papers.
Minuted:—“Read 21 Aug. 1702. My Lord doth not think it proper to interpose in this matter, but leaves it to be determined by law.” 5 pages.
||68. Letter of Mr R. Barker to William Lowndes, Esq., as to bonds given by receivers or accountants; also as to the issue of scire facias against receivers, &c. Dated 18 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“Orderd.” 1 page.
|69. Petition of Dame Elizabeth Hamilton to the Lord High Treasurer. After her father, John, Lord Hamilton, and her husband Sr Robert Hamilton, of Stenop, Bart., had lent King Charles I. and King Charles II. 13,860l. and wasted and spent in their service 3,700l. per ann. of the paternal estates, her husband and father prevailed with her to sell 300l. per ann., her jointure, for 6,500l., which was lent to King Charles II. at Worcester. Being thus ruined, King Charles II. granted her the reversion of Sir Robert Henley's office, in which she spent 300l., and His Majesty gave it from her to the Duchess of Cleveland, for the Earl of Arlington's and Duke of Grafton's lives, and promised her an equivalent, but never gave it. Her case had long been before the Treasury board. The late King had often promised her relief. She was involved in debt and had become helpless. Her late Majesty allowed her 100l. a year, which after her death was reduced to 44l. She had brought up seven children, and her only son Sir Robert Hamilton had been disabled in service, when Col. Hamilton and Sir Robert Douglass were slain; 66l. per ann. which the late King ordered for her support had been unpaid for six years; prays for a settlement to be made upon her.|
Minuted:—“18 Augt 1702. To be laid before ye Queen.” Again: “Windsor 24 Augt 1702. To be considered when Mr Nicholas' list is lookt over.” 1 page.
|70. Petition of the Gentlemen Pensioners to the Queen, praying to be exempted from the taxes on their salaries, as they always had been until the year 1697.|
Minuted:—“18 Augt 1702. My Lord can give no order contrary to ye Act of Parlt.” 1 page.
|71. Petition of Wm Conyers to the Lord High Treasurer. He went into Holland before the Revolution to serve his country and brought hither and dispersed the Prince of Orange's declaration, at no small hazard; praying for some little money.|
Minuted:—“18 Augt 1702. My Lord would rather give him some employmt yt he is fit for.”
There is also a copy of a minute from the Minute Book of 1693 in his favour. 1 page and a few lines.
|72. Petition of the master, assistant, and marshall of the ceremonies, to the Lord High Treasurer, for payment of half a year's salary, as had been directed to the foreign ministers.|
Minuted:—“18 Augt 1702. ½ a year to be paid.” 1 page, quarto.
||73. Memorial of Francis Paynter to the Lord High Treasurer. He had been appointed to receive such moneys arising by prizes as should belong to the captors, and to pay and distribute the same. John Brewer, Esq., by a patent was appointed Receiver General of prize money, and the memorialist sought that Mr. Brewer should be instructed to pay over to him the moneys due to the captors. Dated 19 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“21 Aug. 1702. My Lord canot give the orders desired, and if such a particular office is necessary, it ought to be by letters patent regularly procured.”
Also the copy of the appointment of the memorialist. 3½ pages.
||74. “List of accompts from the plantations, presented to the Honble the Commissioners of Accompts the 19th day of August 1702.”|
On the dorse is:—“Brot in by Mr. Blathwayt 20 Aug. 1702, with 54 papers, viz., 26 of New York, 13 of Maryland, and 15 of Virginia.” 4 pages.
||75. Report of Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General to the Queen, on the petition of Robert Lucy, Esq,, receiver of the temporalties of the bishopric of St David's, for compensation for his expenses in obtaining the deprivation of Doctor Thomas Watson, late bishop there. His opinion was that the petitioner could not be gratified, as there was a suit depending in the Court of Exchequer as to the validity of the sentence, which must come before the Peers. Dated 20 Aug. 1702.|
There is also a paper docquetted:—“Arch Bps meml abt Mr Lucy.” Minuted:—“Read 29 Oct. 1703. My Lord having given him time, and he having promised to pay wthin that time, my Lord sees no reason to enlarge the time.” 2½ pages.
||76. Representation of the Agents for Taxes, asking the Lord High Treasurer to give directions for the Remembrancer to make use of the duplicates of taxes in the Exchequer as often as they required. Dated 20 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“Orderd.” 1 page.
||77. Report of Sir Edward Northey, knt, Attorney General, on the petition of Mr Husband. He finds that Horatius Stanton, the intestate in the petition named, was a bastard, and died intestate and indebted to the petitioner upwards of 250l., was also possessed of personal estate of 500l. value, and by reason of his illegitimacy had no kindred by law entitled to the administration of his personal estate; but by the law the property of all goods which is not in anybody else, devolving to Her Majesty, on the death of the said intestate, it was and is in Her Matyes power to direct to whom the administration of his personal estate should be granted by the Ordinary. Administration had been granted to the petitioner as principal creditor. It would be just that the petitioner should be satisfied. Her Majesty might ratify the administration to the petitioner, or direct a new administration to be granted to him or any other, in trust in the first place out of the personal estate of the deceased to satisfy the petitioner's debt, and after to account to the Queen for the remainder. Dated 21 Aug. 1702.|
Also the petition and an affidavit. 3 pages.
||78. Two papers docqueted:—“A coppy of Mr Roberts exhibit SS.|
Brot in by Mr Ja. St Jno, 21 Aug. 1702. “G. K.”
Containing accounts of expenses for “the regiment of foot formerly commanded by the late Col. Herbert, afterwards by Sr John Morgan, and now commanded by Colo Ingoldsby.” The expenses extended from 1689 to 1691. 5 pages and 2 halves.
||79. Certificate signed D. Pigeon as to the transportation to and from Ireland of the first troop of Horse Guards and Grenadiers from 1 Jan. 1690 to the last of March 1692. Dated 21 Aug. 1702.|
Minuted:—“My Ld Marleborough's troop not to be charg'd wth ye transportacon.” ¼ of a page.
|80. Petition of the Rt Hon. John Vaughan, Esq., Lord Lisburne and Baron of Feathers in Ireland, to the Lord High Treasurer, showing that his father and grandfather had the stewardship of the courts of the manors of Mevenith, Croythyn, Heninniock, Caerwedros, and Perveth, in the county of Cardigan. It had also been held in trust for the petitioner, but the grant was about to expire; praying a new grant.|
Minuted:—“21 Augt 1702. Granted.”
Copy of the grant. 2 pages.
|81. Petition of Cornet Lewis Jones to the Lord High Treasurer. In consideration of his faithful services to King Charles II., and his sufferings in the year 1681, in the defence against the Irish of the castle of Castletown, near Limerick, in Ireland, &c., he was allowed a pension of 3s. a day, on which 200l. were due to him; praying to have his case referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and that his pension might be transferred from the establishment of England to that of Ireland, as his poor family resided there.|
Minuted:—“21 Augt 1702. Ref. to E. Ranelagh.” 1 page.
|82. Petition of Sr Michael Biddulph, Bart., to the Lord High Treasurer, praying to be discharged from prison, to enable him to raise 800l. to pay a debt to Her Majesty, he being a bondsman with Mr Morgan Whitley, formerly receiver of Chester and North Wales.|
Minuted:—“21 Augt 1702. Referrd. to ye agents. My Ld will write to Sr Jno Leveson Gower in this matter.” 1 page.
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|83. Report of Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Anthony Rowe, Esq. He was of opinion that the 250l. mentioned could not be discharged, except by the Queen's warrant, to acknowledge satisfaction, or by Privy Seal.|
Minuted:—“21 Augt 1702. My Ld will speak wth Mr. Att. Genll upon this.”
Also the petition, and a letter from Mr. Anthony Rowe to the Lord High Treasurer. 3 pages.
||84. Letter of the Comrs of Victualling to William Lowndes, Esq., excusing themselves from examining the accounts of Philip Papillon, Esq., late cashier of the victualling, &c. They would require a deal of care and diligence, and more time than they could spare, especially when there was such a vast fleet at sea, and at a time when they were preparing accounts for the Comrs for stating public accounts. Dated 24 Aug. 1702.|
Also a letter of Mr Philip Papillon to the Ld High Treasurer on the subject of his accounts. 2 pages.
||85. “An accot of what is due to the six regimts of marines from ye 10th of March 1701–2 to the 24th of Augt following inclu.”|
There is also another acct for the same period, and in addition to the 24th of December. 4 pages.
|86. Letter from the Duke of Northumberland [? to the Lord High Treasurer], enclosing Sir Christopher Wren's estimate of work to be done in the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, when he was constituted Constable. The workmen were very importunate with him for discharge of their bills. The income of the employment would not reimburse him for some years. He had suffered great loss by discount of tallies in the last war. Asks his Lordship to move the Queen on his behalf.|
Minuted:—“Windsor, 24 Augt 1702. Ordered.”
The estimate and a further bill. 4 pages, or parts of pages.
||87. Report of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c. to the Ld High Treasurer, on the petition of Mary Case, whose deceased husband was surgeon of Her Majesty's Yard at Deptford, and was employed to take care of the sick and wounded, viz., as to the balance of the account due to him. Dated Aug. 25, 1702.|
Also the petition.
Minuted:—“3 Feb. 1702. Lre. to pay the petr what is due.” 2 pages.
||88. Letter of Mr Edward Hildeyard to William Lowndes, Esq., as to the petition of Mr. Edward Boddicot of Richmond in Surrey. The writer was deputy to the Lord Capel, who was chief steward of the manor of Richmond, and at a court held for the same in 1695, Mr Cage, an attorney, as agent for Lord Capel, and Mr Thomas Barnes, his bailiff, attended and received the fines and profits of the court, and Mr Cage bespoke the jury's dinner. Mr Boddicot had threatened the writer with a suit to compel him to pay for the dinner, amounting to 15l. Prays that the truth may be represented to the Lord High Treasurer. Dated Aug. 27, 1702.|
Minuted:—“4 Novr 1702. Wt to Mr Barnes to pay this, & to be allowed it on acct.” 1½ pages.
||89. Letter docquetted:—“From ye Councill for ye affairs of the Admiralty” to the Lord High Treasurer. The office granted to Mr Paynter, in connection with prizes, was absolutely necessary to prevent the injuries and hardships the sailors suffered during the last war, &c. Dated Admiralty Office, 28 Aug. 1702.|
Also “Method proposed by Mr Brewer for paying the shares of prizes to the captors.” 2 pages and 1 large sheet.
||90. A “Paper about canvas for the navy, being copy of a letter to the Secretary of his Royal Highness [Prince George of Denmark], apparently from the Navy Board. Dated 31 Aug. 1702. 1½ pages.|
||91. Memorial representing to the Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieut. of Ireland, the state and case of the officers of the five regiments of foot lately raised and going for Ireland, viz., Col. Farrington's, Col. Stringer's, Lord Mohun's, Sir Richard Temple's, and Col. Gibson's.|
At the foot is the reference of the case to Sir William Robinson, Deputy Paymaster of Ireland, to consider and report. Dated 31 Aug. 1702.
Also two other papers about the same regiments. 3 pages.
||92. “Agents Report about 105l. over-paid by Mr Hosier on review of the Poll.” Dated 2 Sept. 1702.|
Also a petition and two certificates. 4 pages.
||93. “An accot of ships and goods condemned for prize from the beginning of the war to the 27th of August 1702, with the Commissioners of Prizes transactions thereupon to the 5th of September following.”|
Particulars of two public sales made by the principal Commissrs for prizes on Monday 3 Aug. 1702, and Wednesday 19 Aug. 5 large pages.
||94. Letter of Mr William Lowndes to the Lord High Treasurer. Encloses a letter from a French sloop, containing a proposition for the fishermen of both nations, which he had last night shown to Mr. Warr (Lord Nottingham being gone out of town). They were both of opinion the design of the French was, to get intelligence, and perhaps to convey wool, especially from parts about Dover. His concern was for the defenceless state of Seaford. The Queen had six or seven large guns at a place called the Gun Garden, about half being on good carriages, but sunk in the ground for want of a platform. The enemy might take these guns away without the knowledge of anybody, or they might turn them on the corporation. With two or three more carriages and a small portion of powder and shot, and a small allowance for one gunner, the country would be secured, and the ships would be protected. In the last war a tin ship, worth 10,000l. or 12,000l., was defended by these guns against two large privateers. Hastings to the east was provided. There was a report of Lord Rumny on the petition of the inhabitants of Newhaven to have some guns there. Mr Pelham was much concerned for that place. Encloses the petition and report thereon, desiring his Lordship to speak with Sir Charles Hedges, to receive the Queen's pleasure in these matters, which were of more importance than the accommodation for fishermen; and if the public should suffer any great damage for want of a small matter, it would trouble him more than the loss of his interest amongst the people to whom he had been often beholden. He sent also a paper of the cash in the Exchequer. Sir J. Thorold desired that Mr Sampson might be heard before the stewardship of Kirton was granted again to Mr Sanderson. Mr Green, a receiver in Staffordshire, had a process by mistake directed against him to render account. Dated 5 Sept. 1702. 2 pages.|
||95. Letter signed “M. Biddulph” to the Rt Hon. Sr John Leveson Gower, Bart., at Bath. He did not doubt he should be able to raise the 800l. proposed in his petition by the time mentioned in Sir John's letter. States how he proposed to accomplish it. His confinement made him every day more uneasy, and his health was much impaired. Begs his intercession with his Lordship for his release. Dated Stifford, Sep. 5, 1702. 1 page, quarto.|
||96. Letter of the Earl of Rochester to Lord [ ]. Thanks him for the favour to Major Bellew. Sir William Robinson was going to Ireland, and the accounts relating to the five regiments for that kingdom should be settled before he went. There was an article in one of them for 50l. foreign to the rest, but he bid Robinson put it in. It was an act of great charity to a deserving officer, then languishing under severe wounds he received some years ago. He had taken care to have the Queen's warrant for the 500l. to Col. Meredith entered at the Treasury. Dated 9 Sept. 1702. 1½ pages.|
||97. Extract from a letter from Doctor Bramston, dated 15 Sept. 1702, as to the prize ship Bonadventure and her lading, seized in Ireland, as the goods of enemies, and condemned by the High Court of Admiralty as prize, to his Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral. The letter touches on the jurisdiction of the Lord High Admiral and the Custom House. It also recommends discouragement to be given to collusive trade between France and Ireland. 3 pages.|
||98. Copy of order of the Comrs of Customs to the Receivers of the Revenue, on the arrival of the Virginia fleet, repeating their order not to admit persons into fresh securities, who had neglected to clear their former bonds. (An enclosure.) 1 page.|
||99. Estimate of the duties which might arise from the Virginia fleet, lately arrived in the port of Bristol.|
Also a smaller paper on the same subject. Dated 21 Sept. 1702. 2 pages.
|100. Petition of Alexander Johnstown, Esq., to the Queen. Sir Roger Strickland being outlawed and attainted of high treason in 1689, and his estate forfeited, it was found on a commission of inquiry that at the time of his treason he was seized of an estate of Thornton Bridge and Cateract in Yorkshire, of the yearly value of 705l. 11s. 11d. In 1691 petitioner caused one Alexander Trissell to be seized for treasonable practices, who was a servant to Sir Roger Strickland, and brought over from Ireland deeds and settlements of Sir Roger's estate in Yorkshire, to protect the estate from forfeiture. He was a witness to the deeds which were perfected at Dublin, about the time of the battle of the Boyne, though they bore date 10 Jan. 1688, being antedated, of which the petitioner informed their Majesties. From the accession of their Majesties to the winter of 1694 he performed many great services to their Majesties, and made an application for a grant of the estate, which was promised by Queen Mary, but her death intervened. The petitioner obtained an “early view” of the assassination plot in the year 1695. In 1696 an annuity of 300l. was granted to him for 31 years, and on 25 April 1697 the late King granted that whole estate for 21 years to the petitioner, he having obtained judgments at law, &c. to maintain the King's title. There were 24 suits by a popish and disaffected party concerning the premises, to ruin the petitioner. He refers to a long series of official persons to corroborate his claims, and annexes copies of two other papers for the same purpose. The persons who had opposed the title had confessed that the deed of the “Catteract” was only a redeemable mortgage, and in former suits they swore it was an absolute deed of purchase and no mortgage.|
The two documents referred to, viz., a petition and a memorial to the King. The last has this note against it:—“Presented three days before his last fall.” It states that the estate consisted partly of leases from the Archbishop of York, and partly from inheritance. The true yearly rent or value was about 800l. if free from trouble, out of which was paid yearly to the Archbishop, hospitals, &c., 30l. or 40l.
At the end is an order signed C. Hedges, by Her Majesty's instructions, referring the matter to the Lord High Treasurer. Dated Bath, 23 Sept. 1702. 4 pages.
||101. Letter of the Earl of Downe to the Ld High Treasurer on behalf of his kinsman, Mr. Adams, asking that he might be appointed Steward of the Court of St Mary's at York. He was both an honest man and an eminent lawyer. Dated 23 Sept. 1702.|
Petition of Benjamin Norcliffe, junior, Esq., to the Lord High Treasurer, for a renewal of his patent of Steward and Court Keeper of all the manors, &c. in the county of York, which were late parcel of the possessions of the late monastery of St Mary near the walls of the city of York.
Report of S. Travers, Surveyor General, on the petition of Thomas Adams, Esq., asking for the above office. Dated 1 Sept. 1702.
Report of Henry Shales, auditor, as to the perquisites of Courts of St Mary's at York. There had not been one farthing answered to the King for the profits of courts since 1671. He had received Court Rolls for four years, and believed there were considerable perquisites of courts, and the Rolls ought to be returned yearly. Dated 5 Jan. 1701. 5½ pages.
||102. A tabular account of the number of letters and the amounts derived from them in the Foreign and Inland Offices.|
Docquetted:—“An acct of states & members' letters for one year & half ending Septr the 29 1702. 1 page.
|103. Memorial of the Comrs for duties on salt to the Lord High Treasurer, for liberty to be granted to the officers for salt, to examine such fish as were brought in as prize, and that before landing they might cut off a part of the tail of every fish.|
Minuted:—“An order to mark these fish.” Again:—“Done.” 1 page.
||104. Memorial from the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c. to the Ld High Treasurer, for a supply of 5,700l. Dated 1 Oct. 1702. 2 pages.|
||105. Copy of a letter signed “Tho. Reynolds,” unaddressed, as to the sale of prizes taken from the enemy at the port where they were brought by the captors, expressing the opinion that the sales should be made at London, as “'tis the numbers of buyers that makes the market.” Dated, “Receivers Office in Towerstreet” October 1, 1702.|
With this is a short paper entitled:—“Extract of a letter from Plymouth,” as to the plunderers of prizes in the late war, who were about to set up again. 1½ pages.
||106. [Lord Bellomont's] “Reasons for suspending of Thomas Weaver, Esqre, His Majesty's Collector and Receiver General of this province” [New York].|
The reasons were, that he appeared to be a mischievous incendiary, stirring up divisions there as well as in the Leeward Islands before coming; he had shown partiality and corruption, which lessened the excise at New York one third; he had not kept any due account of receipts and payments of revenue, nor transmitted duplicates; he brought the public into debt, and caused several good subjects, of plentiful fortunes, to be accused and prosecuted for treasons and other crimes, to pay the debts of the Government; he procured himself to be appointed Solicitor General (the Solicitor General declining to appear in “such prosecutions”); in combination with others, he prosecuted Col. Nicholas Bayard and Alderman John Hutchins, and caused them to be condemned as traitors, for new invented and unheard of treasons, viz.: signing an address to His Majesty, an address to the House of Commons, and another to the writer, and endeavoured to get Bayard put to death for the same; at the arrival of the writer [Lord Bellomont] he denied having any of the public money in his hands, and would not render account; he interrupted and discouraged the lawful trade of the province, by prosecutions and seizures out of revenge. In conjunction with Col. D'Peyster he procured himself to be paymaster of the forces there, and the officers were rudely and scurrilously treated, &c., and the soldiers “unduly' paid, &c., which caused them to desert. D'Peyster and Weaver on the arrival of the writer had misrepresented that the merchants would not supply money to subsist the forces, &c. Undated, but a copy of this paper is printed in Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, Vol. IV. p. 1012. This copy is dated 2 Oct. 1702. 3 pages.
||107. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer. They had perused the several papers of Col. Dudley, Governor of New England, and had previously received duplicates thereof from Col. Dudley. There was nothing remarkable in them, being only lists of shipping at Boston. Dated 2 Oct. 1702.|
Inclosed are four lists, and Col. Dudley's letter about the same. 6 pages, some very large.
||108. Paper docquetted:—“Proceedings of the principal Comrs for Prizes from the commencement of ye warr with France and Spaine to the 5th of October 1702.” It consists of a tabular account of ships and goods condemned for prize. 1 large page.|
||109. Report of the Agents for Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer as to process against the Comrs for the hundred of Broxtow in the co. of Nottingham for a deficiency. Dated 8 Oct. 1702.|
Minuted:—“24 Dec. 1702. Read.”
Also letter of the Comrs thereon. 2 pages.
||110. Letter of Mr. Chr. Tilson to the Comrs for examining and stating the Public Accounts, enclosing certain papers relating to compositions upon seizures of St Sebastian wines. Dated 9 Oct. 1702. 1 page.|