Volume 83
December 1-31, 1702

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1874

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'Volume 83: December 1-31, 1702', Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 3: 1702-1707 (1874), pp. 81-99. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79583 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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December 1–31, 1702

Dec. 1. 1. Report of the [Comrs for the Salt Duties] to the Lord High Treasurer drawing attention to the defects in the last Salt Act, and proposing remedies.
Minuted:—“Read 1mo Dec. 1702.” 3 pages.
Dec. 1. 2. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Daniel Woodcock, distiller, who was in arrear for the duties of excise, and had given the Board a great deal of trouble; his goods and still-house had been seized by them, and he prayed they might be released. Dated 1 Dec. 1702.
Also the petition. 5 pages.
Dec. 2. 3. 2 Nov. An estimate of what remains due to clear the debt to the several heads of the civil expense from the 8th of March last to Michaelmas 1702.
The same estimate a little varied.
2 Dec. 1702. A similar estimate. 5 pages.
Dec. 2. 4. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Leonard Blanchfield and others who had served in the Duke of York's troop of Guards, and prayed for a great arrear of pension due to them; recommending them as fit objects of charity. Dated 2 Dec. 1702.
Also the petition.
Minuted:—“2 Jan. 1702. Move ye Queen to place them on Mr Nicholas' list.” 2 pages.
Dec. 4. 5. Certificate concerning a super set upon William Blathwayte, Esq., in the general account of excise for two years ending Mid-summer 1691. Dated 4 Dec. 1702.
The petition of William Blathwayt and two other papers. 4 pages.
[About
Dec. 4.]
6. Petition of Thomas Bourne, a prisoner, now in the 79th year of his age, to the Queen; further, pressing his claims to a debt of 714l.
Minuted:
—“Read 4 Dec. 1702. This canot be considered as a debt from ye Q.”
Also a further petition from him read on the 23rd of December.
[See other petitions from him, Vol. LXII. 11; LXVIII. 9; LXXI., 32.] 2 pages.
Dec. 4. 7. Certificate from Major-General Lumley of the horses lost in Holland the last campaign. Dated 4 Dec. 1702. 1 page.
Dec. 6. 8. Report of the Earl of Ranelagh to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Col. Benjn Fletcher, Col. Richard Ingoldsby, & Capt. Wm Hyde, captains of three of the independent companies at New York, as to the accounts not being made up for want of muster rolls. Dated 6 Dec. 1702.
Minuted:—“24 Dec. 1702. To be read when my Ld Ranelagh comes next.”
Also the memorial. 2 pages.
Dec. 7. 9. Report of the Earl of Halifax, auditor of the receipt of the Exchequer, to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Guy Palmes, Esq., late one of the four tellers of the Exchequer. The petitioner should not have his bond until one Allen's pretention was determined, that being no part of the 8175l. 4s.d. transferred. Dated 7 Dec. 1702.
Minuted:—“24 Dec. 1702. Read.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
Dec. 8. 10. Abstract of papers to be laid before Her Majesty.
Apparently the original paper, with the minutes in Mr Lowndes' hand, from which pages 289 and 290 of Vol. XI. of the Minute Book was made up. There are in this abstract, however, a few additional items. 3 pages.
Dec. 8. 11. Petition of the French Protestant refugees to the Lord High Treasurer, for the continuance of his charitable protection. They had humbly requested of Her Majesty to continue her royal beneficence, as they had already felt the effects of her coming to the throne. They had suffered much during the long interval of 18 months, whilst the bounty granted them by the late King was suspended, as appeared by the warrant of 14 Jan. 1701; their debts had consumed the relief which the Queen had accorded to them; they beseech his highness to take pity on their miseries, and to procure from Her Majesty the continuation of the 15,000l. for the year 1702 (which draws to an end), as well for themselves as for other French Protestant refugees, with the ordinary distinction of 3,000l. for the ministers. [French.]
Minuted:—“8th Decr 1702. The Queen doth intend to continue this 15,000li. per annum to the French refugees, and will pay a year when due from the time of it being last paid.” 1 page.
Dec. 8. 12. Memorial of Mr Auditor Done to the Lord High Treasurer, applying for a warrant for the allowance of 262l. 10s. for making up the accounts of the two old marine regiments during 8¾ years. Dated 8 Dec. 1702.
Minuted:—“To be considered. Wt signd.” 1 page.
Dec. 10. 13. Letter of S. Godolphin as to the taking the accounts of the alienation office, and as to the detention of the same by the auditor of Wales. Dated 10 Dec. 1702. 1 page.
Dec. 10. 14. Report of Sir Edw. Northey, Attorney General, to the Lord High Treasurer, giving his opinion that the post master might properly, by warrant of the Queen, be authorised to take the rates proposed by the report enclosed. Dated 10 Dec. 1702.
The report and copy of a warrant. 4½ pages.
Dec. 10. 15. Letter of W. Popple to W. Lowndes, Esq., as to the security to be taken for the due observance of the Acts of Parliament for the better regulation of the plantation trade, &c., by Col. Andrew Hamilton, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Penn, the proprietor of that province, had offered Mr. Paul Docminique and Mr. Adolph Philips, merchants of London, as sureties in a penalty of 2,000l. Dated 10 Dec. 1702. 1½ pages.
Dec. 11. 16. Mr. Lionel Hernes account for cancelling Exchequer bills from 22 Nov. 1698 to the 11th of December 1702. 3 pages.
Dec. 11. 17. Mr. Whitfield's memorial relating to the marine regiments, addressed to the Lord High Treasurer, viz., as to clearings and subsistence. Dated 11 Dec. 1702. 1 page.
Dec. 12. 18. Petition of John Provost, merchant, to the Queen, praying to have his case referred to the Attorney General for his opinion in connection with an importation of wines from St Sebastians.
Referred on 12 Dec. 1702 to the Lord Treasurer.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. Ref. to Comrs Customes.” 1 page.
Dec. 12. 19. “An estimate of the charge of erecting a house in Her Mats yard at Portsmouth for the conveniency of the Mar Ropemaker.” Dated 12 Xber. 1702. 1 page.
Dec. 14. 20. “Memorial relating to the payment of the troops in Holland.”
Also “Sums necessary to be forthwith issued by the Earl of Ranelagh for the recruiting officers, &c., in England.” Signed A. Cardonnel. Dated 14 Dec. 1702. 3 pages.
Dec. 14. 21. Mr. Thomas Hewett's petition for renewing the privy seal for the verderers and others of Sherwood forest, and that the woodward's allowance (formerly out of wood sales) may be added therein.
Dated 14 Dec. 1702. 1 page.
Dec. 15. 22. Letter of the Earl of Rochester to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Elizabeth Wandesford, on behalf of herself and Elizabeth Foulks, her daughter; praying to be restored to a pension of 200l. per ann. in Ireland, which she surrendered in consideration of certain forfeited lands directed to be passed to her, but since resumed by Act of Parliament. The Earl agreed with the Solicitor General's report thereon. The petitioner had met with very unlucky disappointments, and was a very great object of charity and compassion. Dated 15 Dec. 1702.
The report of the Solicitor General for Ireland thereon, the petition, and various other papers relating thereto. 14 pages and 4 halves.
Dec. 18. 23. Report of the Agents of Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the payment of the debt due from Mr. Thomas Cobb, late Receiver General for the county of Southampton, by his Grace the Duke of Bolton and the other “security.” Dated 18 Dec. 1702.
Also a petition of the Under Sheriffs of Southampton in relation thereto.
Minuted:—“24 Dec. 1702. My Lord dos not see ground for stop of process, unless there was a proposal for paying or securing ye whole debt.” 2 pages.
Dec. 19. 24. Presentment of the Comrs for Salt relating to frauds in shipping fish for exportation at Newcastle. Dated 19 Dec. 1702.
Enclosed is another report thereon. 3½ pages.
Dec. 19. 25. Certificate of Peter Frowde, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, that Robert Weedon, Esq., late sheriff of Bucks, had paid Richard Keen and others 40l. for apprehending Henry Woodward, a robber on the highway, whereby he had overpaid 14l. 3s. 1d. Dated 19 Dec. 1702. 1 page.
Dec. 20. 26. Letter of H. Bishop of London, to Mr. “Lowns,” Secretary to the Treasury, recommending the bearer, Mr. Hazard, who was a suitor for a “noon waiters” place. Sir Stephen Fox would be his friend if he could come abroad. His application was for the place of one John Green, deceased. Dated “Dec. 20.” ½ page, quarto.
Dec. 21. 27. Memorial of Mr. Isaac Newton to the Lord High Treasurer. There was due to him for medals at Her Majesty's coronation 2,485l. 18s.d., and he conceived the Civil List was the proper fund for payment thereof; prays the money may be impressed to him. Dated 21 Dec. 1702.
Minuted:—“To be pd. out of civil list mo since 8 March.” ½ page.
[About
Dec. 23.]
28. Petition of the inhabitants of Kensington to the Queen for assistance in paying for their organ, which was required “for the better promoting piety and devotion, and for the bringing of people to the service of God.” 300l. were required, and they had contributed 200l.
Minuted:
—“23 Dec. 1702. To be laid before ye Queen. Read to ye Queen 17th Mar. 1702. My Ld will speak wth ye Bp of London.” 1 page.
Dec. 23. 29. “An account of the Almonry,” viz., of the various payments under that head. Dated 23 Dec. 1702. 1 large page.
Dec. 23. 30. Report of Lord Ranelagh and Mr. Wm. Blathwayt on the petition of Lieut. John Birsbane and others as to arrears of half pay. Dated 23 Dec. 1702. 2 pages.
[About
Dec. 23.]
31. Petition of the tenants and suitors of the manor and soke of Kirton in Lindsey, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, to the Lord High Treasurer, for the continuance of Edmund Laughton as understeward of that manor.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. The patent to be respited till next term, when my Ld. will hear 'em.” Many signatures. 1 page, brief size.
Dec. 23. 32. Petition of Charlwood Stuckey, gent., to the Lord High Treasurer. Petitioner's father, Valentine Stuckey, had been King Charles the IInds linendraper for many years; there was a balance of 4,000l. due to him, and 1,500l. to his creditors; 210l. was also lent to that King by his father; praying payment.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. Read.” 1 page.
[About
Dec. 23.]
33. Petition of James Vanse to the Lord High Treasurer. He was one of the body guard to Kings Charles II and James II. His distressed condition was known to Dean Graham, one of Her Majesty's chaplains in ordinary; praying to be appointed a stamper in the stamp office.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. Read.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 23.]
34. Petition of Sir Charles Skrimsher, of Norbury, Knt., to the Lord High Treasurer, as to an estate in Cheshire held by the petitioner for a debt due to him from Mr. Lawton and seized by the Crown for a prior mortgage; praying for a lease of the estate.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. There can be nothing don in this 'till it is known wt is made of ye extended estate.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 23.]
35. Petition of John Brougham, Secretary to the Comrs of Excise, to the Lord High Treasurer for a renewal of his constitution.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. Granted.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 23.]
36. Representation of Mr. Wm. Atwood, Chief Justice of New York, that his salary was 12 months in arrear at Michaelmas last; applying for the same.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. Read.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 23.]
37. Petition of divers invalids who did duty at Windsor, Hampton Court, Greenwich, Upnor, Chester, and Tinmouth, for arrears of bounty.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. They have no establishmt.” 1 page.
Dec. 23. 38. Petition of Edward Holland, High Sheriff of the county of Merioneth, to the Queen, praying her to remit her part of a penalty of 500l. in not returning the writs for members of Parliament in time. He was sent up in custody above 200 miles.
Minuted:—“23 Dec. 1702. Granted.” 1 page.
Dec. 24. 39. Papers containing abstracts, &c. of pay due to various regiments, &c. up to the 24th of Dec. 1702. 12½ pages.
Dec. 24. 40. Memorial of Mr. Whitfield to the Lord High Treasurer as to arrears to seven companies of Col. Holt's regiment, and four of Col. Saunderson's, up to 24 Dec. 1702.
Also the account. 3 pages.
Dec. 24. 41. Chester. Pay due to invalids from March 25, 1702, exclusive, to December 24th, 1702, inclusive. 9 pages.
Dec. 25. 42. “Regulation of subsistence to the troops and regiments in England, &c. commencing the 25th Xber. 1702, inclusive, payable by the Rt Honoble John How, Esqr.” 11 pages.
Dec. 25. 43. Accompt of Her Majesty's revenues in the province of New York, from the 10th June to the 25th of December 1702. (Totals) 1 page.
Dec. 29. 44. “A brief state of the Earl of Romney's account as Mar of the Robes to K. Charles the Second, for three years to Lady-day 1685.” Dated 29 Dec. 1702.
Minuted:—“10 March 1702. Speak wth Moody abt this.” 3½ pages.
Dec. 30. 45. Letter enclosing another from Mr. Goring, one of the Sub-Comrs of Prizes for the port of Portsmouth, to the Comrs of Prizes in York Buildings; as to the spoiling state of certain commodities at Portsmouth. Dated 30 Dec. 1702. 2 pages.
Dec. 31. 46. “An acct of what naval stores have been imported from Archangel, by members of the right worshipful the Muscovia Company, between the 1st of September and 31 December 1702.” 1 page.
Dec. 31. 47. Order of Council referring to the Lord High Treasurer the petition of Mary Pitt, widow, as to the erection by her husband of two large wings of a house with other buildings, upon a piece of waste ground, belonging to St James' Park, afterwards granted by his late Majesty to Sir Henry Fane. Dated 31 Dec. 1702.
Minuted:—“3 March 1702. There is no pretence for releif from ye Queen.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
December. 48. Memorial relating to the estimate delivered in to the Parliament, of the annual charge of the 40,000 men, to act in conjunction with the forces of the allies in the Low Countries for the year 1703. Dated Decemb. 1702. 2 pages.
1702. 49. “Extract of the observations of the Comrs of Public Accounts in 1702, relating to the Customs, which are printed in a book entitled an account of the proceedings of the House of Peers upon the observations of those Commrs, page 79.” 1 page.
1702. 50. A particular of what is due in the Treasurer of the Chamber's office, as well to the officers and yeomen of the guard; as also to the yeoman ushers, hangers, &c.
Another particular, including also the “bedgoers” and “robegoers” for half a year's wages from Christmas 1701 to Midsummer last, 1702. 2 pages.
? 1702. 51. Draft of reply of the Comrs of Public Accounts, to the Earl of Orford's answer to their observations upon his Lordship's accounts, being strictures upon his account as Treasurer of the Navy, divided into 23 separate paragraphs.
Also two other papers, consisting of drafts of letters connected with the business of the Commission.
? 1702 from the Commission on Public Accounts. 14 pages.
1702. 52. A paper addressed to the Lord High Treasurer from Samuel Burton, Receiver of the Savoy rents; together with a rent roll of the whole estate belonging to the Hospital of the Savoy, and a list of all rent and arrears due for the same, up to the 29th of Sept. 1702. The paper also mentions other affairs of the hospital, upon which the Lord High Treasurer's directions were asked. 4 pages.
1702. 53. Sums ordered to be inserted in an establishment to be paid by Mr. Nicholas.
On the back is a list of other sums added amounting to 10,066l.
Also “Md about her late Mats servants & charity lately payable by Mr. Nicholas, exclusive of a particular list of bountys added to his office.” 3 pages.
1702. 54. “An abstract of what has been received by the Earl of Ranelagh for the service of the year 1702, and how the same has been issued by his Lordship, and also the money received and paid on accot of the 10,000 men sent to the assistance of the States Genl. anno 1701.” 2 pages.
1702. 55. A view of the gross produce of her Majesty's revenue in Ireland in the two quarters ended at Lady-day 1701 and 1702. Signed “W. Burgh, Accompt Genl.”
Also:—“A view of the gross produce of the revenue on Inland Excise in Ireland, in the two years ending at Christmas 1701 & 1702, distinct in quarters by way of comparison.” 2 pages.
[? 1702.] 56. A paper entitled “Of the Receipt of ye Excheqr,” being a draft containing a full description of the duties of the various officers of the same. It was first drawn out in the reign of Will. and Mary, then altered to suit King William, and last that of Queen Anne. The names of the officers are also interlined. 10 pages, brief size (imperfect at the end).
[? 1702.] 57. “The reply of the Comrs of Public Accompts to the answer of Mr. Barth. Burton to so much of the said Comrs report as concerns him.”
Answer of Bartholomew Burton to the report and observations of the Honble the Comrs for taking, examining, and stating the public accounts of the kingdom.
Mr. Bartholomew Burton was a clerk in the Teller's office. Papers numbered 1 to 7 accompany this answer, and from the last it would appear to be of the year 1702. 21 pages and 3 halves.
[1702.] 58. Petition of Frances Yates, daughter and heiress of Nicholas Yates, deceased. King Charles II., in consideration of the services of petitioner's ancestors, in the preservation of his Majesty after the battle of Worcester, granted by patent to her father and his heirs an annuity of 100l., which was in arrear from 1695 to 1701: praying payment. [Various payments were made to the heirs of Nicholas Yates on this annuity. See Money Book, Vol. 16.] 1 page.
1702. 59. Draft of a precept to the Chief Comrs and Governors for the management of the receipt and distribution of her Majesty's revenues of excise on beer, ale, &c. 2½ pages.
[? 1702.] 60. Representation by Mr. Savage, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland, to the Lord High Treasurer. He succeeded Sir Charles Meredith, who as well as his precessors was constantly in the commission of the revenue in that kingdom, when in management and farm, with a salary of 800l. per ann., besides 200l. as Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was displaced from the commission of the revenue soon after the office was granted to him in as ample manner as any Chancellor of the Exchequer in England, or Ireland, ever held the same, &c.: asking that his affairs might be laid before her Majesty and that further allowance might be made to him.
Minuted:—“To be read when Lord Rochester is wth my Lord at ye Treasury.” 1 page.
[1702.] 61. Memorial of the Duke of Newcastle, unaddressed. The warrant granted to him by the late King, for ten brace of red deer annually, out of the forest of Sherwood, had expired by the King's death. His Majesty had promised they should be made up to ten brace. The duke begged a grant from her Majesty of 15 or 20 brace during his life. He had the power by grants to disafforest nearly 20 miles of his own ground in that forest, and to cut down all the woods, &c. in which the deer harboured and fed. When he was first made Lord Warden of the forest, there were not above five brace of stags in the forest, but by annually turning out deer from his own parks, &c., there were then near 800 red deer therein. Undated.
Minuted:—“Prepare a new warrt for 15 brace dur. pleasure.” 1 page.
1702. 62. Petition of the poor creditors of the old debt of the navy to the Lord High Treasurer as to the satisfaction of their claims. Dated 1702.
Minuted:—“They must have patience.” 1 page.
1702. 63. Memorial of James, Duke of Ormond, to the Queen, offering a new lease of the duties of butlerage and prisage [in Ireland] to the Queen, for the further term of three years, at a rent of 2,500l. Signed.
Some time after Lady-day 1702. 1 page.
1702. 64. Draft of a summons by the Comrs [for public accounts] to the Auditors of the plantations for the delivery up of their accounts at the office in Spring Gardens near Charing Cross. Dated 1702.
Similar drafts of summonses to the Receivers of South Wales and the Auditor of Wales. 4 pages.
[? 1702.] 65. Memoranda apparently set down for consideration in the conduct of the office of Cofferer of the Household, Sir Benjn Bathurst being then Cofferer. 1 page.
[? 1702.] 66. Petition of George Seton, of “Garden rose,” nephew to Captn William Seton, deceased, to the Queen, showing that the captain had a grant of an estate of about 30l. a year for past services, but was deprived of it by an act made in the parliament of Scotland in 1690; and showing other hardships connected with the same; praying for relief. Undated, but probably the beginning of the reign of Anne. 1 page.
[? 1702.] 67. Letter from Sir S[alathiel] Lovell to William Lownds, Esq. He met with some obstruction in his proceeding upon the grant of Horton's forfeiture, and was of opinion the matter was not fully stated to the Queen and the Lord High Treasurer, wherefore he had sent a breviate of it. No person had done so much for the discovery and conviction “of offenders of this kind,” &c. He had long served the public purely at his own charge, to the damage of his fortune.
Also the “breviate” referred to.
In the Minute Book, Vol. XI. p. 126, 11 Feb. 1701–2, is “Sir Salathiel Lovel is to have the forfeited estate of Horton, and to be only at the future charge of recovering the same.” 2 pages.
1702. 68. “State of the Duke of Schonburg's pay and demands.” 1 page, quarto.
[? About
1702.]
69. Letter signed Robert Leslie, addressed to John Taylor, Esq. [? Second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's office. See Money Book, Vol. 14, p. 258], acknowledging the great obligation he had received in procuring a reference of his petition when at “the bath,” begging him to peruse [the accompanying paper]. The reward he had received for past services was truly noble, but he had suffered a great deal of hardship, and was looked on as one of the greatest villains on earth. Mr. Gamell, who was not at a penny charge, had the same allowance, but the discovery of the St Sebastian fraud came by the writer. He seeks for Mr. Taylor's recommendation to the Lord High Treasurer, that he might obtain one of the vacant places at Liverpool or Whitby.
Accompanied by a paper entitled:—“The case of Robert Leslie,” wherein he gives the true account of the service he did the nation in discovering the fraud of the Sebastian wine trade in 1699.
This paper contains a very curious account of the artifices resorted to, in order to bring over French wine from St Sebastian. It was taken there from Bordeaux, a Spanish name given to it, and reshipped in Spanish casks. A sufficient number of hogskins were kept in every cellar, and mules were also kept that it might be supposed the wines were brought from Navarre on mules' backs in hogskins. Mr Manly and Mr Cooke, who were sent over to inspect the trade were blinded with this device, for in the night the gates were opened, and what was brought into the town by day was sent out in the night to be ready to come in again the next day, and this method was used whilst they stayed. 13 pages.
[? 1702.] 70. Letter of Henry Killigrew to the Lord High Treasurer of England. He hoped his sickness would move that mercy that all the neighbouring nations enjoyed, and that he should not be the only creature which did not share his Lordship's protection. He appeals to his Lordship thus:—“Consider my Ld the season of the year, my decaid body, the number of my family, and that everything is worn out that should cover me. If I knew myself guilty of any thing that ought to deter me from this address, I should want confidence to put your Lordship in mind of your usual supply; but God knows my innocence incourages me to presume that I have not forfeited the title of being your near kinsman, and the long service we were together under one master, may plead further in the behalf of him, who is with all submission,” &c.
[Compare this with Vol. LXXVII. No 18, 5 Dec. 1701. He was then not to ask for anything till next Christmas.] 2 pages, quarto.
[? 1702.] 71. “A method for taking & stating the Ld Rhanelaugh's accounts,” extending from 5 Nov. 1688 to the end of 1701, being various instructions or suggestions for the same. 1½ pages.
[? 1702.] 72. Another paper of memoranda, apparently as to receivers, &c. of customs. 1 page.
[? 1702.] 73. “An abstract of ye accompts of his late Majtys stables, both in England & Holland.”
“An abstract of ye Tradesmens bills for his late Matys mourning on King James' death, 1701.” 3 pages.
[? 1702.] 74. A collection of notes gathered principally out of the “Minutes of the Customs” as to the Sebastian wine trade from 1695 to the beginning of the reign of Queen Anne. 13 pages.
[? 1702.] 75. Memoranda of sums due to Captain Daniel Hunt, viz., for his pay, of which he was defrauded by Governor Godard, governor of Bermuda Islands, for money due to him as Lieutt and Adjutant in the province of New York, and for six long voyages to and from America, and for bringing over the treasure taken with Captain Kidd the pirate, for which he had Her Majesty's order in council to the Treasury for 250l., of which Mr. Lowndes had paid him 15l. At the head is the year 1693, which would mislead. It probably only relates to the first item. [Kidd was sent over in the “Advice” frigate in charge of “Lieut.” Hunt, as appears by a letter of Lord Bellomont dated 28 Feb. 1699. See the letter in the Board of Trade Collection (New York), Vol. 6, p. 472. There is a letter of 22 Apr. 1700, Vol. LXVIII. 35, among the Treasury Papers, as to what should be done with Kidd's effects. From Her Majesty being named it is probably in 1702.] 1 page.
[? 1702.] 76. Fees paid “at the Treasury and at the Exchequer upon account of imposts to the city for one year commencing at Christmas 1701. Signed p[er] W. Bellamy, City Remembr.” A few lines.
[? 1702.] 77. Memorial of Henry Wise [Gardener]. He was in hopes to have received some part of the late King's debt due before 8 March 1701; praying to be considered as the work was carried out with expedition. 1 page.
[? 1702,
or later.]
78. “Simon Donjoy's answer to the report of the Comrs of Excise upon his petition to the late Lords of the Treasury, now humbly submitted to the Ld High Treasurer.”
“He was suspended from his collectorship of excise in Middlesex, Surrey, & Sussex.”
Appended is “an account of losses sustained.” 6½ pages.
[? About
1702.]
79. Petition of John Williams to the Lord High Treasurer, praying payment of his pension for wounds received in 1688.
Minuted:—“He must apply to the proper officers that have the direction of ye affaires of the chest.” 1 page.
[? About
1702.]
80. “Plate from the pages of the bedchamber, &c. to the late King, in the jewel house.” Undated.
This includes four lists, one of which is, “Plate lost at the Battle of Landen.” 2½ pages.
[? 1702.] 81. Memorial of John, Lord FitzHarding, to the Lord High Treasurer, showing what was due to him as Mall keeper at the late King's death; praying for a renewal of his power, and that the posts and boards of the Mall might be surveyed and renewed.
Minuted:—“His arrears to be paid as far as others, and a sign manuall for renewing his office. Send to officers of ye works to make an estimate of ye charge of new boarding and shelling the Mall, and the proper time for doing the same.” 1 page.
[? About
1702.]
82. Petition of Col. John Gibsone, Lieut. Governor of Portsmouth, to the Lord High Treasurer, praying that process issued against him, for 180l. received in 1869 and 1690, on account of fire and candle for the garrison there, might be staid, he having expended above 500l. more of his own.
Minuted:—“The account to be transmitted to ye Audrs of Imprest, or either of them, and process to be stayd till next Michaelmas” 1 page.
[? 1702.] 83. List of the names of the officers of the Mint. Sir John Stanley was warden, and Isaac Newton, Esq., master and worker. Undated.
Most of the officers agree with those in Chamberlayne's State of England for 1702, p. 591. 1 page.
[? 1702.] 84. Petition of Mr. Hutton, executor of Dr. Hutton, physician to his late Majesty King William, and Physician General of His Majesty's armies, land forces, and hospitals. He came over with King William from Holland as his domestic physician, was after the revolution made his first physician, and remained so until the king's demise; setting forth the arrears due to him and praying payment. 1 page.
[1702,
or later.]
85. Petition of John Pye, gent., to the House of Commons. The petitioner had been collector of customs in the port of Newcastle, and prayed for leave to bring in a bill to compound his debt. 1 page.
[1702,
or later.]
86. Petition of Richard Littlehales, one of the footmen to Queen Mary, to the Lord High Treasurer, complaining of arrears due to him, and asking for a tidewaiter's place in fee in the port of London. 1 page.
[1702,
or later.]
87. Petition of Mary Morris, widow and relict of Lieut. Col. Redmond Morris, deceased. By articles made on the surrender of Limerick, liberty was given to the Irish army to transport themselves into France, and the generals of the English army, being sensible how great a prejudice it would be to the Grand Alliance to have such a body of excellent troops employed against them, proposed great rewards and encouragements to such as would engage in their late Majesty's service. The petitioner's husband, being a lieutt col. of the regiment of horse commanded by Major General Henry Luttrell, and depending on the assurances so given, brought over the regiment and several other troops, who were afterwards disbanded, and their arms and accoutrements employed in the public service. About 1,500l. were due to her husband, for which he never had any satisfaction, although the colonel had received a pension of 500l. a year, and the major 6s. 8d. a day, praying provision to be made for her &c. 1 page.
[1702,
or later.]
88. Petition of Philip Bickerstaffe, Esqre, to the Queen. He was sworn a clerk in the King's household in 1660, which office he then purchased and continued in until it was his right to come to the Board of Green Cloth. He was prevented by the interest of persons who would serve the times, from filling the vacancy. He was also a member of Parliament for many years: praying for the next vacancy at the Board, and in the meantime for such a pension as Mr. Fox received from the royal bounty, &c.
Minuted:“Read.” 1 page.
[1702, or
later.]
89. Certificate of the “quantities of gilt and white plate discharged by privy seal in the reign of his late Matie King William.” Signed “Robt Sedgwick.” 1 page.
[1702, or
later.]
90. Petition of Simon Ogden, mariner, to the Rt Hon. Sidney Lord Godolphin, showing that he had become a pensioner to the Chest at Chatham, at 6l. per ann., for injuries received on board H.M. ship Bredah, on 30 June 1690 [at Beachey Head]; but his pension was only made to commence on 25 March 1700, as appeared by the certificate annexed.
He was sent to St Thomas's hospital, Southwark, and all the officers who should have given him a certificate were blown up at Cork, in Ireland, with the said ship the Bredah. Capt. Butler, Captain Paxton, and Lieut. Hamilton, who were on board, had however, given him certificates: praying for his pension from the time he was wounded. Undated, but probably when Godolphin was treasurer.
Certificate as to his being a pensioner. 1½ pages.
[1702, or
later.]
91. Certificate that Antonio Verrio, Esq., was paid a salary of 200l. per ann. as chief painter to his late Majesty King James the 2d up to Christmas 1688, and that John Ryley and Godfrey Kneller, Esqres, were sworn and admitted to that employment to their late Majesties King William and Queen Mary, and were paid the like salary of 200l. per ann. between them from the day they were sworn to Lady-day 1690. Mr. Ryley dying about that time Sir Godfrey Kneller became sole principal painter, but upon regulating the establishment in 1690 was left out. In 1695 he obtained the King's warrant to be on the establishment with 200l. per ann., and the payments were made him to Christmas, 1700, with the allowance of 50l. for every picture drawn at whole length. 1 page.
[1702, or
later.]
92. “The case of the late Farmers of ye revenue of Ireland.”
In the year 1675 Sir James Shaen and others undertook to farm the revenue of Ireland for seven years at 240,000l. per ann.; they advanced 80,000l. as security for payment of their rent; a lease was granted them of the quit rents of Ireland of the value of 70,000l. per ann. for seven years after the end of the farm, for security of repayment of their advance. They had paid their rent and advanced the revenue 40,000l. per ann. At the end of the farm a false and groundless balance of 307,000l. was made out against them, for there were about 70,000l. due to the farmers in that country, but upon pretence of that balance, process was issued against them, and they were thereby prevented from recovering their debts. They were also in treaty with King Charles II. to have victualled and paid the garrison of Tangier, and had sent about 20,000 pieces of eight there, but there was a design to suddenly demolish the place and bring away the garrison. The chief commanders demolished their agent's house, and took away 16,490l. in pieces of eight, with all their books and papers, and plundered the house as if it had been taken by an enemy. They had not obtained satisfaction, and at their last hearing, in July 1701, they were told that the crown could not pay them. Having nothing left, they had petitioned the Lord High Treasurer for the aid of the crown for recovery of their debts, “because by reason of ye length of time nobody can sue but ye crown,” yet they were denied the benefits of their covenants to recover any of their private debts, and they were likely to suffer from their creditors, as they had been answered that his lordship did not “think fit to vex ye country with old pretences.” Undated, but query 1702. Their last hearing was in July 1701.
Also a memorial to the Ld High Treasurer on the same subject. 3 pages.
[1702, or
later.]
93. Petition to the Queen by Sir Gervase Elwes, grandfather, and Sir John Robinson, father of John Robinson, on behalf of John Robinson, eldest son of the said Sir John, who was a volunteer on board the late King's ship Rochester, and quarrelled with one Richard Church (who kept a public-house at Deal, wherein Robinson lodged), and wounded him, whereby he died: praying a pardon for him. 1 page.
[? 1702 or
1703.]
94. Memorial of Col. Charles Ross to the Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieut. and Governor Genl of Ireland, as to arrears due to him.
The second minute on the back is:—“Prepare a warrt for this as a bounty to be pd in Ireland; say only 500l. as of our grace & favour, wch bounty was designed him by our dearest bro. the K. dec[ease]d.”
Another paper of memoranda about the same. 2 pages.
[? About
1702 or
1703.]
95. Petition (signed) of Col. Hugh Hamill to the Queen for renewal of a warrant, so that he and his estate might be discharged from the debts, judgments, and executions to which he was liable in the reign of King James II. The petitioner and the rest stood out all the siege of Londonderry, for which they had received no reward. His estate was entirely in his creditors' hands, and likely to continue so unless relieved by Her Majesty's bounty and favour.
The copy of the former warrant referred to. Dated 22 July 1691. 2 pages.
[1702, or
later.]
96. Petition of Thomas Bell, merchant [Alderman of Dublin], to the House of Commons, shewing that he had been an “antient trader” and paid 4,000l. a year to the customs. By the troubles he had lost considerably. In King James' time he was forced to sell his goods for brass money, and durst not refuse. He then had 500l. sterling of what passed current, which was worth little or nothing, besides a greater sum he sold after the victory of the Boyne, at eighteen pence and two shillings a pound sterling. In endeavouring to make his escape into England, in a boat in the harbour, he was shot and lay dangerously ill. Afterwards he suffered imprisonment for a considerable time, and was threatened with death for holding correspondence with Duke Shomberg and giving him intelligence of the Irish army and what was passing in the Irish quarters, as likewise for detecting a person sent by the late King James with commissions to several noblemen and gentlemen in Scotland, to raise an insurrection in that kingdom. He rendered signal services to the late King William, and but for the victory of the Boyne would probably have lost his life. In King James's time petitioner entered into bond for imported excise of wine, amounting to 120l. 10s., but being under confinement, was not called upon to pay, and they well knew that they had taken out of the petitioner's cellars to a much greater value, and could be easily paid in their own coin; praying the cancelling the bonds.
Other documents which should accompany, are not now with it. 1 page.
[? 1702 or
1703.]
97. Report of B. Bridges and E. Harley, Auditors of Imprests, to the House of Commons, laying before them the total sums upon every head in the Earl of Ranelagh's account, for seven years ended Lady-day 1699, which they have disallowed in the said account, as not being regularly vouched according to the strict rules of the Exchequer. 4½ pages (brief size).
[? 1702 or
1703.]
98. “Petition of John Paschal, Esq., one of the Commissioners for Prizes during the last war,” to the Lord High Treasurer, showing that upon the superseding of the commission for prizes, he was constituted by the Lords of the Treasury one of the officers to recover the arrears due to the said office; that at such great expense as ruined him he had discharged the duties (the chief of which had fallen on him) until he was forced to abscond; that he had received no salary for 3½ years except 400l., which he very unwillingly made use of, and without which he must have absconded long before; praying his lordship would order him some part of his salary, wherewithal a little to quiet his creditors.
Without date. Pascall was appointed to recover the arrears of prizes on 21 June 1699, which apparently makes the date 1702 or 1703.
Minuted:“11th Augt. He must first come & account before any further paymt can be made to him.” 2 pages.
[? 1702 or
1703.]
99. Memorial of Charles, Lord Mohun, sole executor of Charles late Earl of Macclesfield, deceased, showing that the Earl was sent by his late Majesty to invest the Elector of Hanover with the Order of the Garter, and to compliment that house upon passing the late Act of Parliament for declaring the succession of the crown, and that the Earl died soon after his return without consideration for his journey; praying the same allowance as was made to others, viz., 1,000l. 1 page.
[? 1702 or
1703.]
100. Certificate signed S. Godolphin of the fees due and payable to John, Earl of Carbury, viz., as steward of the manor of Mallaine, Talley, Mavon, and others, and Brecon, also as governor of Milford Haven, which fees have usually been paid out of Her Matys, revenue from the principality of South Wales. 1 page.
[? 1702 or
1703.]
101. Petition of William Jones, apothecary to Her Majesty's household. He had a grant from King Charles II. of the office for life, and was allowed 160l. per ann. on the establishment, in lieu of bills for physic administered to the household. On Her Majesty's accession it was reduced to 106l. 13s. 4d., which for his extraordinary expenses and care was inconsiderable; praying for the re-establishment of the former allowance. 1 page.
[? 1702 or
1703.]
102. Petition of Henry Wood to the Queen. He suffered banishment and lost his estate for his service to the Crown soon after the martyrdom of King Charles I., and served King Charles II. and also King James, till by his great age he lost his sight. King James ordered him a dead pay of 2s. 6d. a day in the Earl of Oxford's regiment for his subsistence, which was confirmed by King William; there were six years of his pension due, “besides 60l. more of King James pension, which [he says] hath reduced him to that extremity that he is ready to perish for want, having no longer credit nor anything in the world to subsist on, his landlord being a poor man and almost ruined by keeping him so long,” and being fourscore years of age, blind and lame, was a miserable object of pity: praying for relief.
Minuted:—“20l. a year.” 1 page.
[? 1702.] 103. Petition of Ralph Blackball, collector of Her Majesty's penny post office, to the Lord High Treasurer. Her Majesty had been and still was defrauded several hundreds of pounds per ann., and there were other mismanagements with which Mr. Nathaniel Castleton, the Controller, was made acquainted; praying a day to have his counsel heard on an abstract of articles of mismanagement annexed.
The abstract referred to. 1 page.
[? 1702 or
1703.]
104. Copy of sign manual as to carrying on a linen manufactory in Ireland; 10,000l. had to be advanced by Lewis Crommelin, looms had been erected valued at 30l. each, and other looms, called “estilles,” valued at 50l., for making fine linen in imitation of that of France and Holland. The patent for the encouragement thereof having expired by the death of the King, the Queen's pleasure was that fresh letters should pass to encourage the same. 1¾ pages.
[? 1702, or
later.]
105. North Riding, in the county of York. Scheme of Commissioners for putting in execution an Act for granting a large sum for disbanding forces, paying seamen, &c., viz., for making good deficiencies. 3 pages.
[1702, or
later.]
106. Petition of Sir Lambert Blackwell to the Queen. He was at great charge as envoy extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany and the Republic of Genoa, and could not perform these services without exceeding the regulation for extraordinary disbursements; 1,359l. remained due to him as appeared by the account annexed, besides 1,609l. in the late reign. 2 pages.
[? 1702 or
1703.]
107. Petition of John Joblyn, John Serjeant, and Richard Curtis, of Seaford, to the Lord High Treasurer. They had traced the steps of certain Frenchmen who had landed and retired from the coast, and thereupon found three boxes in the ground, with letters which discovered a dangerous correspondence with France, all which were immediately sent to the Right Hon. the Earl of Nottingham; praying for a reward.
Minuted thus:—“9li to be distributed equally to the three persons.” 1 page.
[? 1702.] 108. “Account of payments by dormant warrants or other authoritys since the 5 Novr 1688, whereby the revenues or other publick moneys have not been brought into the Rect of Excheqr.”
Undated, but the Earl of Oxford is mentioned as lately deceased.
He died in 1702. 8¼ pages.
[?Between
1702 and
1708.]
109. “Allowances for Commissioners to muster the Marines.” 1 page.
[Between
1702 and
1710.]
110. Petition of James Grahme, Esq., late Keeper of the Privy Purse, to the Lord High Treasurer. He was charged in the Exchequer with 1,250l., issued to him for providing healing medals, for the late King James' privy purse, for which sum process was issued, and owing to indisposition, he had not been able to make up his accounts; praying the stay of process.
Minuted:—“Dische issue & stay process till first day of next term, he having promised ye acct shal be finished in ye mean time, if not, then proceed wthout further order.” 1 page.
[Between
1702 and
1713.]
111. “A proposal for raising money towards ye supply granted to Her Majtie for carrying on ye warr against France, &c.” Apparently a species of Tontine. 1 page.
[Between
1702 and
1710.]
112. Memorial of Mr W. Whitfeild to the Lord High Treasurer for a month's subsistence for the four marine regiments, viz., Holt's, Saundersons, Mordaunt's, and Col. Villiers, they being in extreme want.
Undated, but after June 1702. See Reference Book, Vol. VI., p. 468.
Minuted:—“Order'd out of ye mony payable by the Earl of Ranelagh.”
Also, “Establishment of 12 regiments for sea service, their number & pay.” 2 pages.
[Between
1702 and
1710.]
113. Letter unaddressed, signed J. Cremer, as to arrears of rent due to Her Majesty, concealments, &c., no specific properties mentioned. 3 pages.
[Between
1702 and
1710.]
114. Petition of John Russell, gent., to the Lord High Treasurer, praying that he might be appointed as prize officer for the port of Falmouth, being willing to serve the Queen on the perquisites that were then allowed to the officers there.
Minuted:—“Mr Russell's petition to be put wth ye rest of the papers concerning this matter.” ½ page.
[Between
1702 and
1710.]
115. “A proposal to prevent robberies, frauds, cheats, and usury, and raising about 30,000l. in a short time, and about 30,000l. per ann. to the crown for the future by licencing and regulating pawnbrokers. Being the 4th proposall annexed to a petic[i]on of John Cressett, Esq., referr'd by her Matie to the Lord High Treasr.” 9 pages.
[Between
1702 and
1710.]
116. “A proposal that some regulation should be made in several present methods of administration of justice, and putting in execution her Maties laws, which will add greatly to her Maties glory, the ease benefit and satisfaction of her subjects, and the honor of ye nation. Being the 5th proposall annexed to ye petic[i]on of John Cressett, Esqr, referr'd by her Matie to the Lord High Treasurer of England.”
His proposal was to employ himself wholly in inspecting, reviewing, and separating the most excellent common and statute laws from the rubbish they almost lay buried under, and to lay the same before learned judicious persons, that they might amend them. 3 pages.
[Between
1702 and
1710.]
117. “A proposition for paying the interest due on such Exchequer bills as are reissued at the Exchequer.” 1 page.
[Between
1702 and
1710.]
118. Petition of Charles Maris, a dismissed messenger, unaddressed; there were 1,200l. due to him; he and his family were in a starving condition; praying for relief. 1 small page.
[After
1702.]
119. “Monsr Renaw alias Pontack, childrens birth.” A paper so docquetted containing various memoranda about the same as well as computations. With what view they were drawn out is not apparent. 2 pages.
[Between
1702 and
1714.]
120. “A moderate computation of the proffits arising to the brewers that brew sea beer for her Matys service, and also what advantage may accrew to her Majtie at her brewhouse in St Katherines under good management.” Signed “Edward Denneston.” 1 page.
[Between
1702 and
1714.]
121. Instructions for the agents for prizes drawn out by the principal Commissioners for Prizes. 2 pages.
Between
1702 and
1714.
122. Proposal to William Lowndes, Esq., by some one whose name does not appear, to victual her Majesty's navy, for 20,000l., as well as (for want of present money) she is supplied for 30,000l. 1 page.
123. 35 Letters of the Comrs of the Navy, mostly addressed to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, on the business of the Navy Office. Dated in the year 1702.
[These will no doubt be found entered in the Navy Letter Book.]