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October 20-December 27, 1704


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'Volume 92: October 20-December 27, 1704', Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 3: 1702-1707 (1874), pp. 298-313. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79592 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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October 20–December 27, 1704

Oct. 20. 1. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of merchants of London and others who bought up East India goods for exportation, relating to the payment of their debentures for muslins exported. Dated 20 Oct. 1704.
The petition and another paper. 3 pages and 2 halves.
Oct. 20. 2. Memoranda or accounts of appraisements of wines from St Sebastian. Richard Hosier seems to have been employed to appraise them, and they are mostly dated 20 Oct. 1704.
[The first of the papers though relating to the same matter appears to be of the reign of William III.] 12½ pages.
Oct. 20. 3. Letter from the Comrs of Prizes to Mr Lowndes as to the state of the prize cash, and as to the prizes brought home by Sir George Rooke, particularly the Genoese ship. They had no account of any prize ships brought home by the fleet under Sir George's command, except the Nostra Signora de la Bonhora from Leghorn. Dated 20 Oct. 1704.
Another paper containing the items of the state of the prize cash. 2 pages.
Oct. 20. 4. Copy of a letter of Mr Ellis Terrell to the Comrs of Prizes as to prize ships taken by her Majesty's vessels. Dated Lisbon, 20 Oct. 1704. 1 page.
Oct. 20. 5. An estimate of the debt of her Majesty's navy, signed by the Comrs of the Navy. Dated Navy Office, 20 Oct. 1704.
A paper containing the same information. Dated Admiralty Office, the same day. 4 pages.
[? About
Oct. 20.]
6. The case of Mr Ashe, comptroller of the port of Plymouth, and members, viz., as to his fees.
Minuted:—“My Lord will speak to C. of Customes at their next attendance.” 20 Oct. 1704. Not granted.” 1 page, quarto.
Oct. 21. 7. Report of the Comrs of Stamps to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the allowance of their incident bill for officers' salaries. Dated 21 Oct. 1704.
Copy of letter on the same subject. 2 pages.
[? About
Oct. 24.]
8. Report of the officers of the Mint on the petition of Mr Robert Weddell and others, who apprehended Carter, alias Browne, alias Williams, and demanded 100l. reward for that service as advertized in the Gazette. Referred 24 Oct. 1704.
The petition and copy of the Gazette. 4½ pages.
Oct. 24. 9. Report of Henry Shales, auditor, to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of John Digby, receiver of her Majesty's land revenues in the counties of Hereford, Worcester, Salop, and Stafford, as to his accounts and the surplusage thereof. Dated 24 Oct. 1704.
The petition.
There is also a report, dated in the previous month, from the same auditor, chiefly on the same subject, together with a letter. 4 pages.
Oct. 24. 10. Letter of Mr E. Dummer to William Lowndes, Esqre, as to his claims for the vessels employed for the West India mails. Dated London, 24 Oct. 1704.
Minuted:—“25 Oct. 1704. The Post Mrs are to make an agreemt wth him; by yt agreemt ye account will be determin'd, & then wt appears to be due to him shall be paid.” 1 page.
Oct. 24. 11. Report of the Comrs of Excise on the “petition of Charles Villiers, Esq., and Katherine Villiers, widow and executrix of Geo. Villiers, Esq., deceased, who, with the said Charles Villers, were executors to the father of the late Lord Grandison,” viz., as to a bond for which they were answerable. Dated 24 Oct. 1704.
Also the petition.
Minuted:—“Nov. 15th 1704. Read. Prepare a privy seale to discharge this bond.” 3 pages.
Oct. 24. 12. Report of the Agents for Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Baldwin Malet, Esq., late Recr Genl of the county of Somerset; advising the prosecution of Mrs Eliz. Brawn, executrix of the Recr General of the same county. Dated 24 Oct. 1704.
Also the petition. 2 pages.
Oct. 25. 13. An accot what is due in the Office of her Mats Works for the quarter ending the last of Septr 1704. Dated 25 Oct. 1704.
With a minute that the amount was ordered. 5¼ pages.
Oct. 25. 14. Report of Sir Edwd Northey, Attorney General, on the petition of John Russell, who solicited the suit in the Exchequer which, at the instance of the House of Commons, was prosecuted against Daniel Gwin, sometime collector of the customs at Falmouth, and agent for the Spanish packet boats; recommending the allowance to him of 60l. Dated 25 Oct. 1704.
The petition (much injured) and an affidavit. 3 pages.
Oct. 26. 15. Navy Office,
26 Oct. 1704. An abstract of the ordinary estimate of the navy for the year 1705. 1 page.
An estimate of the charge of her Majesty's bounty to the widows and orphans of the seamen lost in the ships of her Majesty and other vessels cast away in the last great storm.
An estimate of the charge of the ships built and building in lieu of those which were lost last year in the great storm.
On the backs of these is:—“Ordd 2 Nov. 1704. Brot in 3 Nov.” 3 pages.
Oct. 26. 16. Memorial of Edward Wilcox to the Lord High Treasurer for the appointment of Joshua Eling in place of John Lipscome, deceased, to look after and repair the enclosures of the New Forest. Dated 26 Oct. 1704. 1 page.
Oct. 27. 17. Report of Mr William Borrett to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Mr William Taylor, keeper of the Gate House prison, Westminster. On the 24th of March 1702–3, 35 prisoners of war were delivered into the prison, and on the 5th of April one more. The report concerns the accommodation of, and charge for, the prisoners. Her Majesty intended to satisfy the petitioner for fees and lodgings, and such of the prisoners as lay on the boards were to have beds fit for their condition. The petitioner had a right to be paid for lodging at the rates set down by him, not exceeding 2s. 6d. a week for a man, and from the 5th of April, when he was ordered to find beds for those who lay on the boards, the like allowance of 2s. 6d. a week for every man. He was also well entitled to his fees. Dated 27 Oct. 1704.
Accompanied by:—“The keeper of the Gatehouse his account for the lodging and fees of imprisonment of the French gentlemen prisoners at war;” showing their names.
Also the petition and copy of a report from the Comrs for sick and wounded on the same subject. 4¼ pages.
Oct. 28. 18. Letter signed P. Bowles to Henry Cartwright and Henry Vincent, Esqres, as to the charge made to Lord Donegall's regiment for subsistence. Dated 28 Oct. 1704. 1 page.
Oct. 30. 19. “An accot of moneys paid by the Office of Ordnance for stores delivered, services performed, freights, &c., between 30 June 1702 and 30 Oct. 1704.”
On the back is:—“Ordd 2 Nov. 1704. Brot in 9 Nov. 1704.” 1 page.
Oct. 30. 20. “An accot of the tunnage and gunnage of prize ships taken into her Majesty's service, which were taken from the enemy in the action at Vigo.” Dated 30 Oct. 1704.
Also of other prizes not taken at Vigo. 1 page.
Oct. 30. 21. Account of the money due to the Prize Office from the Board of Ordnance, for stores, guns, &c. Dated Oct. 30, 1704. 1 page.
April 25 to
Oct. 30.
22. Presentments to the Ld High Treasurer, and other papers of Samuel Atkinson and Nicholas Roope, Esqres, Comrs for Transportation of her Majesty's forces. Between 25 April and 30 Oct. 1704. 22 pages.
Nov. 1. 23. “Mr Bowyer the printer, his affidt concerning the 1st tom. of Rymer's Fœdera.” Sworn 1 Nov. 1704.
There were 250 copies of each sheet printed, allowing a dozen sheets on every sheet for casualty of printing. To prevent a greater number being clandestinely printed or fraudulently disposed of, under pretence of copies, which by custom the journeymen claimed a title to, he had agreed for, and paid to every journeyman a weekly stipend in money in lieu of the copies. 1 page.
Nov. 1. 24. Presentment from the Principal Comrs for Prizes to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the guns for which the Board of Ordnance is accountable, as to bills on the Comrs of Victualling, which they could not pay [with a minute for the payment of the same out of the 25,000l. lately issued], as to claims by them on the Navy Board, a claim on them by Sir William Hodges, a prize ship called the Golden Duck, delivered to the Emperor of Morocco, in lieu of a ship of his burnt by some English ships, and as to prize brandy lying at Plymouth. Dated 1 Nov. 1704. 2 pages.
Nov. 1. 25. “Debt of the Victualing for payment in course each month to the 1st of November 1704.” (Totals only.) ½ page.
Nov. 6. 26. Report of Mr William Vanbrugh on the petition of her Majesty's servants above stairs, viz., as to their allowance for attendance on her Majesty at Windsor or Hampton Court. Dated 6 Nov. 1704.
Written on the back of the petition. 2 pages.
Nov. 7. 27. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the settlement of the wine gallon by an Act of Parliament, and for a remedy against the sale of damaged wine. Dated 7 Nov. 1704.
Two other documents connected therewith. 6 pages.
Nov. 8. 28. An account showing the remains and deficiencies of the public funds for the years 1702 and 1703, &c. A comparison of the debts and incumbrances incurred in her Majesty's reign now remaining unsatisfied, 8 Nov. 1704; with the moneys which since 8 Nov. 1701–2 have been paid upon debts and incumbrances incurred in the previous reign. 4 large pages.
Nov. 8. 29. Report of the Officers of Works on the petition of John Warner, Master of her Majesty's barges, as to repairs of the bargehouse, necessary from the damage done by the tempest the last year. Dated 8 Nov. 1704.
Also the estimate. 2 pages.
Nov. 8. 30. Report of Officers of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer, on a proposal for the better securing and advancing the duty on malt, upwards of 50,000l. per ann. offered by Robert Finch. To prevent frauds his principal proposal was to make all maltsters steep their barley only twice a week. On various grounds they object to his propositions. Dated 8 Nov. 1708.
Minuted:—“Nov. 15 1704. Read. My Lord concurs with this report.”
Also the proposal
Both documents contain many particulars of the method of maltmaking. 3 pages.
Nov. 9. 31. “An abstract for Windsor, July, August, & September 1704,” being the total sums required by the Officers of Works. Dated 9 Nov. 1704.
Minuted:—“Read 14th Novr 1704. Orderd.” 3 pages.
Nov. 10. 32. An account of what has been done in pursuance of the report of the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the method of keeping Records in offices and of the order of the House of Lords dated 30 March 1704. Delivered by the Lord High Treasurer, 10th November 1704.
This account consists of a copy of the details of what the Lord High Treasurer had ordered to be done for the preservation and making accessible the Records at the Tower of London. It was accompanied by copies of eight other documents, of which two only remain, viz., (No. 7) as to the presses and shelves (No. 8) as to the appointment of clerks. 4 pages.
Nov. 10. 33. The Earl of Ranelagh's report on the account and papers referred to him relating to the Earl of Donegal's regiment in Ireland. Dated 10 Nov. 1704. 1 page.
Nov. 9
and 13.
34. “An estimate of the charge in the Office of Ordnance for Land Service for ye year 1705.”
“Ordd 2 Nov. 1704. Brot in 9 Nov.”
“A computation of the ordinary charge of the Office of Ordnance for Land Service for the year 1705.”
Ordd 11 Nov. 1704. Brot in 13 Nov. 1704. 2½ pages.
Nov. 13. 35. Memorial of Lord Ranelagh to the Ld High Treasurer, expressing his willingness to pay the sums ordered in two warrants to the Lord North and Grey and to Capt. Lechire, if his Lordship would order the money into his hands. Dated Nov. 13, 1704.
Minuted:—“5 Dec. 1704. Out of ye overplus of ye malt duty ano 1702.” ½ page.
Nov. 13. 36. Various papers ordered to be prepared by the House of Commons and “brought in” between 3 and 13 Nov. 1704. They relate to expenses of the war, subsidies payable to allies, estimates, expenses of sea service, charge of ordnance, income and issues from public funds, victualling and prize offices, droits of Admiralty, and transport service.
Nov. 14. 37. “Memorial of Sir Cloud. Shovell and Jno Hill, Esq., relating to a loan on the subsidy, 1703.” Dated London 14 Nov. 1704.
Minuted:—“Read 23 Xbr. 1705. To be made good with the rest in the same circumstances.” 1 page.
Nov. 15. 38. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord [High Treasurer] sending a letter of Mr Hugh Mason, collector of the port of Hull, as to the payment of the land tax by the patent officers. Dated 15 Nov. 1704. 2 pages.
Nov. 16. 39. Extract from a Pipe Roll.
Docquetted:—“Accot of Richard Crawley, Esqre, receiver of salvage money and other droits and perquisites of the Admiralty, from Lady-day, 1703, to Lady-day, 1704. Certified 16 Nov. 1704.” 5 pages.
? About
Nov. 18.
40. Report of the Officers of the Mint to the Lord High Treasurer as to proposals of Mr Holt, merchant, for the better vending and disposal of Her Majesty's tin. Undated, but referred to them 18 Nov. 1704.
Minuted:—“Read 23 Dec. 1704. Dismist.”
The petition and three proposals. 6 pages.
Nov. 18. 41. Letter of the Duke of Ormonde to the Lord High Treasurer in respect to Sir Gilbert Dolben, one of the justices of the Court of Common Pleas, as to his circuit allowance. Dated Dublin Castle, 18 Nov. 1704.
Minuted:—“Prepare a warrt.” 1 page.
Nov. 20. 42. Report from the Controller's Office to the Ld High Treasurer on a memorial of the clothiers of the English forces in Portugal. Dated Controller's Office, Spring Garden, Nov. 20, 1704.
Minuted:—“There needs no directions on this. Mr Fox says ye offrecknings are pd as proposed by ye report.” 1 page.
[? About
Nov. 20.]
43. Petition of Edward Harrys, Esq., late Lieut.-Governor of the island of Jersey, to the Queen, asking for an allowance of 3s. a day which Captain Porter, deceased, had.
Minuted:—“Read 20th Nov. 1704. My Lord cannot advise the granting of this pension.” 1 page, quarto.
Nov. 20. 44. Mr Wilcox's answer to a letter from the Verderers of New Forest. Dated 20 Nov. 1704.
They had made various complaints against his deputy, one Fuzer, as to his selling wood in the forest, &c. He strongly supports his deputy, and charges the verderers with grubbing up the covert to make meadow ground, &c. 2½ pages.
Nov. 20. 45. Certificate signed by the clerk of the Company of Stationers, London, of the entry in the Register Book of that company of Rymer's Fœdera, by and for Awnsham Churchill, citizen and stationer of London, in trust for her Majesty, &c. Dated 20 Nov. 1704. 1 page.
Nov. 21. 46. Report of the Officers of the Works as to the cost of the erection of a gallery at the lower end of the House of Lords. Dated 21 Nov. 1704. 1 page.
Nov. 23. 47. Letter from Mr Geo. Clarke to Mr Lowndes, applying for a warrant from the Lord High Treasurer for payment of Mr Rosse for making seals for the Court of Admiralty. Dated Admiralty Office, 23 Nov. 1704. 1 page.
Nov. 24. 48. Representation of the Controllers of the accounts of the army, in relation to clothing for the army, the muster rolls, vouchers of agents for forces in England, &c. Dated Controller's Office, 24 Nov. 1704.
Minuted:—“To be read againe when ye D. of Marlbo comes. His Grace has a duplicate of this.” 2¼ pages.
Nov. 25. 49. Letter of [Secretary] Hedges to the Lord High Treasurer, in favour of allowing 20l. to John Delavall, who apprehended James Rawlins, the printer of the libel called Legion's Address. Dated Cockpit, 25 Nov. 1704.
Minuted:—“Granted.” 1 page, quarto.
Nov. 27. 50. Report of Mr Henry Baker to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of John Baptist Verdun, as to an importation of silks for which he was fined.
Minuted:—“23th Dec. 1704. My Lord doth not see any grounds from this report for favour to the petr.”
The petition and a certificate. 4 pages.
Nov. 28. 51. Letter of the Comrs of the Board of Trade to the Lord High Treasurer, recommending that 200l., in addition to 100l. already advanced by the Governor of Virginia, should be paid to Col. Edmund Jennings, her Majesty's Secretary of Virginia, who had been sent hither by the Governor, with the whole body of their laws (revised according to instructions given to the governors of plantations), to be here inspected and then returned to Virginia, that they might be passed by the General Assembly, and remain the settled laws of the colony. Dated 28 Nov. 1704.
Minuted:—“A warrt for 200l. out of ye revenue of Virga.”
The letter of Mr Jennings on the same subject. 3½ pages.
Nov. 28. 52. Translation of the Treaty with the King of Prussia, Nov. 28th 1704. 6¼ pages.
Nov. 29. 53. Report of the Comrs of Revenue, Ireland, to the Ld Lieut. of Ireland, on the petition of Mr Daniel Robertson, praying the restoration of certain Scotch cloth and cravats. Dated 29 Nov. 1704. 1 page.
Nov. 30. 54. Letter of Mr Edward Wilcox, asking for instructions in respect to a dispute between her Majesty and the Duke of Bolton, who continued to claim the windfalls in Burleigh Bailiwick in the New Forest, notwithstanding the Attorney General's opinion to the contrary. Whilst the matter was in dispute his grace's agents would have them all away. Dated 30 Nov. 1704. 1 page, quarto.
—“Mr Wilcox to attend ye D. of B., whether he'll consent to have this matter determined by a feign'd issue in ye Court of Exchr, & if so that ye same be tryd next term.”
Nov. 30. 55. Estimate for stakes, &c., for supporting trees and plants in the great plantation being made at Kennington. Dated 30 Nov. 1704.
With an approval thereof by the officers of works.
Minuted:—“1 Dec. 1704. Orderd.” 1 page.
Nov. 30. 56. Order of Council, referring to the Ld High Treasurer the petition of the yeomen warders of the Tower of London for an increase of pay. Dated 30 Nov. 1704.
Minuted:—“21 May 1705. My Ld cannot advise ye increase of ye Q.'s charge by addll salarys.”
The petition and a certificate relating thereto. 3 pages.
Nov. [ .] 57. “An accot of quotas of ships furnished by the States Genll last summer.” Nov. 1704. 1 page.
Dec. 2. 58. Report signed by Robert Rochfort and Richard Levinge to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland, on the petition of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Abercorne, who had an interest in the lighthouses in Ireland, and in the tonnage for the support of them derived through his wife from Sir Robert Reading, who had a patent in his favour of 13 Nov. 17 Car. II. They go into great detail as to the affairs of the petitioner in connection with these lighthouses. The chief point was that if six lighthouses had to be built and maintained, the means set aside were insufficient to leave a profit to the petitioner. They say:—“Upon this whole case its manifest that ye original designe of the łres patents was the doing of a publick work, with advantage & profitt to Sir Robert Reading, and that one branch of the profitt being taken away, the 500li p[er] ann. was substituted in its place, for the same end which was intended to be provided for,” &c.
If the Queen applied the duty or tonnage on foreign ships, and the 500l. per ann. to the maintenance of the lights, according to the resolutions in parliament, the petitioner would lose 1,000l., which by his settlement was secured to him out of the 500l. per ann. and the interest, and would be deficient about 2,000l. Dated 2 Dec. 1704.
Minuted:—“Read 14 May 1705. My Lord has made a report lately in this matter.”
[For a great deal of the information contained in these papers see this Calendar under 1 Aug. 1704, Vol. XCI. No. 71.]
Three affidavits and a copy of some other documents. 20½ pages, in a very decaying state.
Dec. 5.]
59. The answer of Mr Courtney, Keeper of the Transfer Office, to Mr Strickland's report addressed to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the profits to be made out of letting the shop and rooms of the house wherein the office was held, for possession of which Mr Courtney was pressing.
Minuted:—“5th Decr 1704. Mr Powys to examine into these allegations and report.” 1 page.
Dec. 7. 60. Report of Mr Henry Baker to the Lord [High Treasurer] on the petition of John Dufty for her Majesty's share of a fine due from him for transporting wool. Dated 7 Dec. 1704.
The petition. 2 pages.
Dec. 7. 61. Docquetted:—“7 Decr 1704. A state of ye arrears to the ordnance for land & sea service for the years 1702, 1703, & 1704.” 1 page.
Dec. 7. 62. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, touching certain rice shipped at Carolina, and sent directly for Holland; advising that a clause be inserted in a bill to restrain the shipment of that and other commodities directly to England. It states that “rice is a commoditie which hath not been produced to any considerable quantitie in those parts on the continent of America till of late years.” Dated 7 Dec. 1704.
Two letters of Michael Cole on the same subject. 3 pages.
[? About
Dec. 9.
63. Report of Sidney Godolphin, Esq., Auditor of her Majesty's Revenue of Wales, on the petition of Sir Richard Middleton for the grant of the office of steward and keeper of the courts leet and views of frankpledge, in the lordship of Denbigh in Northwales. It had been frequently granted during life. He cites a similar case with regard to the stewardship of Bromfield and Yale.
Also the petition, which was referred 9 Dec. 1704. 2 pages.
Dec. 9. 64. Report of Mr Auditor Harley on the petition of Mr Peter Davall, agent to the regiment of foot lately commanded by Major Genl la Melioniere, as to arrears due to the officers. Dated 9 Dec. 1704.
The petition and a copy of a letter. 3½ pages.
Dec. 11. 65. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on a memorial relating to the widow and children of William Churdon, deceased, late an officer in the port of Carlisle, who was “barbarously murther'd” in the execution of his office by James Carlisle, a Scotchman, who was bringing several contraband goods into England across “Salway frith.” Recommending a year's salary (25l.) to be given to the widow. Dated 11 Dec. 1704.
Four other papers on the same subject.
Minuted:—“A wt for ye 25li as an incidt of managemt & a copy of this rept and the affidt &c. to be sent to my Lord in order to be delivered to ye secry of state for Scotland.” 5 pages and 4 parts of pages.
Dec. 12. 66. Letter signed “Ri. Levett” addressed to “Mr Tillson, at his seat in the Treasury Office,” asking him if he could ascertain whether Mr Robert Gilliver had paid 18l. 2s. 3d. into the Exchequer, which sum he had extorted from the writer under pretence of a quit rent due to the Queen, and if he (Mr Levett) could sue Mr Gilliver without any offence to the Lord High Treasurer. Dated 12 Dec. 1704. 1 page.
Dec. 13. 67. Mr Fox's report on the memorial of my Lord Conningsby for levy money for 1,643 recruits for regiments in Portugal. Dated 13 Dec. 1704.
Warrant and another paper relating thereto. 3 pages.
Dec. 13. 68. Report of the officers of the Mint to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Anthony Roberts, master of the ship Endeavour of Truro. Petitioner's ship had been cast away near Margate, but he saved all her Majesty's tin which was on board, and at his own charge took it to the Tower. They thought him a fit object for compassion. Dated 13 Dec. 1704.
Also the petition.
The petition and three other papers.
Minuted:—“Read 21 May 1705. My Lord can give no direction in this.” 7 pages.
Dec. 14. 69. Mr Wilcox's memorial to the Lord High Treasurer about delivering casual timber in New Forest to a purveyor of the navy. Dated 14th X~ber 1704.
Minuted:—“Prepare a wt accordingly.” 1 page.
Dec. 14. 70. Commrs of Customs' report [to the Lord High Treasurer] concerning the seizing ships in Ireland by Mr Huet for trading with France. Dated 14 Dec. 1704.
Also two other papers.
Minuted:—“15 Decr 1704. Send a copy of this to the Comrs of ye revenue in Ireld.” 4 pages.
Dec. 15. 71. Report of the Comrs for Sick and Wounded Seamen, &c. to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of the widow Dowse for arrears of her husband's salary. Her husband was housekeeper to the late office for sick and wounded seamen. Dated 15 Dec. 1704.
There is also a previous report of 15 Nov. 1704, together with a petition and two other papers. 5 pages or parts of pages.
Dec. 16. 72. Report of Robert Rochford and Richard Levinge to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland on the petition of William Trench, Esq., to the Lord High Treasurer; recommending the petitioner for the prosecution of criminals and criminal causes for her Majesty at 150l. per ann., he having executed that employment from 2 Dec. 1702. Dated 16 Dec 1704.
The petition. 3½ pages.
Dec. 18. 73. Application from Samuel Edwards to the Lord High Treasurer for 2,000l. to satisfy bills of exchange from Holland due from the cofferer for wine for the [Royal] family. Dated 18 Dec. 1704.
Minuted:—“19th Dec. 1704. Orderd accordingly.” ½ page.
Dec. 20. 74. Letter of C. Hedges to the Lord High Treasurer, sending an extract of a letter from Mr Southwell concerning money for the horses the Lord Lieut. of Ireland was buying there, to be sent into Portugal. Dated Whitehall, 20 Dec. 1704.
The extract referred to. 2 pages, quarto.
Dec. 22. 75. Report of Sir Edw. Northey to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Captain Francis Wyvell, commander of Her Majesty's ship Barfleur at Vigo, who was, at the hazard of his life, the actual captor of the Dartmouth man-of-war and the Tauro galleon, (being as he conceived a third part of the wealth taken there,) and had no other reward but an equal share of the moiety allowed to the captors by her Majesty's declaration of 1 June 1702; recommending him for special consideration. Dated 22 Dec. 1704.
The petition, certificate of Sir Cloudesley Shovell, and two other papers.
Minuted:—“Read to ye Queen, 19 June 1705. The Queen cannot do any thing for him beyond ye rule in her Declaration, but thinks he should be employ'd at sea.” 6 pages, all more or less decayed.
Dec. 22. 76. Presentment by the Principal Comrs of Prizes to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the ships taken by Captain John Foljambe, late Commander of her Majesty's ship the Kinsale. The ships were the Neptune of Nantz, sold for 3,616l. 9s.d., and the Petit Marquess, sold for 1,025l. 14s. 3d. They ask that Charles Thomas, Esq., her Majesty's Casual Recr and Prize Officer, might transmit the amounts. Dated 22 Dec. 1704.
Minuted:—“Direct Mr Blathwait to prepare order to Mr Thomas accordingly.” 1 page.
Dec. 23. 77. Abstract of respits on the late Lord Lucas's, now Collo Hans Hamilton's regimt, from the 25th of Decemr 1702 to the 23th of Decemr 1704 2 pages.
Dec. 23. 78. Balance sheet of moneys paid for the troops of the Elector Palatine, to 23 Dec. 1704. 2 pages.
Dec. 24. 79. Abstract of the numbers and charge of the forces for Portugal for one year, to the 24 Decr 1704. 1 page.
Dec. 25. 80. “Value of Exports from Engl. to Pensilvania for 6 years, from 25th December 1698 to the 25th December 1704.” 1 page.
Dec. 81. A list of names and sums against them. [The object not apparent.]
At the foot is: “This placed to accot Dec. 1704 & rec[eive]d of my Bror.”
Docquetted:—“Bankers for X~b[e]r 1704. 2,194 & re[ceive]d” 1 page.
Dec. 25. 82. Mr Petyt's report of what is done relating to the sorting and digesting the records in Cæsar's Chapel. Dated 25 Dec. 1704.
Mr Geo. Holmes and three other clerks since the warrant of 25th of Sept. had filled about twenty great baskets with records brought out of Cæsar's Chapel, which had been digested into the reigns of the respective kings; in order to be preserved in the method prescribed by their Lordships' warrant.
Minuted:—“11 Jany 1704. A warrt for ye salary & ye bill to be examined.”
Also draft of a warrant. 5 pages.
Dec. 25. 83. “Arrears of the Royall hospitall to 25th Dec. 1704.”
Docquetted:—“Arrear due to ye Rl Hospital at X~mas, 1703.”
Inclosed is another paper which does not seem to belong to it, but relates to poundage for West India regiments. 2 pages.
Dec. 27. 84. Report of the Comrs of Revenue, Ireland, to the Ld High Treasurer.
Docquetted:—“Comrs of the Revenue acknowledg the rect of 2 letters about Huett's discovery, & have given orders to all their officers to make dilligent enquiry after all shipps trading with France, & will use their utmost endeavours to prevent the like practices. They send your Lo[rdshi]p[s] a copy of a letter from the collector of Belfast, whereby it appeares they begin to transport wool from Scotland under pretence of goeing to the Baltick. The collector desires to know if a Scotch shipp coming in for beefe & other goods & produceing fair cocquets, may be admitted to invoyce the wooll, so as not to be landed.” Dated 27 Dec. 1704.
Copies of three letters relating thereto. 4 pages and 2 parts.
1704. 85. A general abstract of the accounts of her Majesty's revenue in Ireland, as the same were stated in the Accountant General's office, from the original vouchers of charge and discharge for the several years underwritten ending at Christmas 1695, and for every year till 1704. 1 broad sheet.
[? 1704.] 86. “Payments made to several Governors of the Plantations for the charge of transporting themselves and familys to their respective governmts.”
The names of the governors are given. The last is on 10 May 1704. 1 page.
[? 1704 or
87. Three applications for a tidesman's place in the Customs. The petitioners were William Allford, Richard Fletcher, and James Grant. 3 pages.
1704. 88. “New Yeares guifts p[ro] anno 1704.”
The gifts were made to a few official persons. 1 page.
[? 1704] 89. “Difference in the establish'd pay of 13 companys of her Majts first regiment of foot guards, in service in Holland, and an ordinary regimt in England.” 1 page.
[In or after
90. An unfinished lelter, docquetted:—“Method of paying troops in Spaine & Portugal.” 1½ pages, quarto.
1704 or
91. Petition of Captain De Laigle to the Lord High Treasurer, for a gratuity to set him above the fear of starving during the four years he was obliged to make over the pension her Majesty continued to him. 1 page.
[? 1704
or 1705.]
92. Petition of Anthony Isaacson to the Lord High Treasurer, for a Collectorship of Customs in the port of Liverpool.
Minuted:—“15 Jan. 170. (fn. 1) To apply to Comrs Customs. 1 page.
[? 1704.] 93. Memorial of Col. James Rivers to the Lord High Treasurer, for removal of hardships on his regiment, without which it was impossible to make it fit for her Majesty's present service, &c.
Minuted:—“My Lord agrees to the last report,” which was to deduct “all the vacant pay, amounting to 2,627l. 11s. 9d.,” &c. 1½ pages.
1704. 94. “Arreare to the ordnance for the year 1704.” 1 page.
95. Presentment of the Comrs for Prizes to the Lord High Treasurer, Hugh Jones, agent for prizes, having been dismissed, recommending a distinct agent to be appointed for Fowey, and two persons to be jointly nominated for Falmouth and Mountsbay, naming Mr Nicholas Davy and Mr John Russell as proper persons for agents at Falmouth and Mountsbay, and Mr John Pomeroy for Fowey. Undated, but the names of the Comrs are nearly identical with the list in Chamberlayne's State of England for 1704, p. 635. See also letter of 9 March 1703–4 of these papers. 1½ pages.
1704. 96. Certificate of Tide Surveyors of London in favour of Thomas Potter. ½ page.
[? 1704.] 97. Petition of Sir William Fowler, of Harnage Grange, in the county of Salop, Bart., praying to be discharged from 1,095l. due to her Majesty in consideration of his baronetcy. Undated, but he was created 1 Nov. 1704. See Courthope's Extinct Baronetage, p. 81. ½ page.
1704. 98. Memorial of the Duke of Schomberg to the Lord High Treasurer for his arrears due to him in the last war, during which time he was commander-in-chief of the forces in England. He was obliged to be the more pressing by reason of the great expense he had been at for her Majesty's service in the expedition of Portugal. Undated, but he resigned his command in Portugal on 30 July 1704. See Thomas's Historical Notes, Vol. II. p. 998.
Minuted:—“There is no fond provided by Parłt for this. See the former answers.” 1 page, quarto.
99. Memoranda as to the failure of the levy of the rents, &c., from the lands of Morgan Whitley in Denbighshire, by Edward Jones, under-sheriff of Denbighshire. The lands had been seized under an extent. 1 page.
1703 or
100. Proposal that the Attorney General might consent to a supersedeas of the writ, by which Mr Anthony Redhead, the deputy master and worker to Thomas Neale, Esq., in the late mint at Norwich, was then in prison for arrears due. Undated. He had been in prison four years and upwards from Sept. 1699. 1¼ pages.
about 1704.]
101. Abstract of Mr Carbonnill's accts of discounting 102,000l. Parts of 2 pages.
[? 1704.] 102. The number of horses of the English horse and dragoons killed in Germany in the campaign, 1704. 1 page.
[1704 or
1705 ?]
103. A paper docquetted:—“Papers abstracted,” being an epitome of a great number of petitions and other papers considered by the Lord High Treasurer, with the minutes thereon in the margin. ? 1704 or 1705. 3 pages.
[? 1704.] 104. Report of Mr William Blathwayt to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Mr Teale for payment for medicines supplied for the forces going to Portugal.
Minuted:—“To be pd out of contingencys.” 1 page.
[? 1704.] 105. Some rough calculations docquetted:—“Mr Alingham's computations.” Apparently connected with the revenue. 10 pages, or parts of pages.
1704. 106. Persons paid by Edward Nicholas, Esq., for Micħmas quarter, 1704. 1 page.
[? 1704.] 107. Memorandum of papers at the Treasury to be laid before my Lord High Treasurer from Mr Blathwayt. 1 page.
1704. 108. Treasurer of the Chambers' memorial for a quarter's wages due at Michaelmas last, 1704. Signed “Mos. Giraudeau.” It includes persons under him. 1 page.
109. Representation by the Officers of the Mint to the Lord High Treasreur, as to the produce of the tin consigned to Mr John Drummond and Company at Amsterdam. Since the tin had been sent to Holland on her Majesty's account, no merchants had ventured to trade in it to those parts, and the Turkey merchants had exported very little tin these two years; suggesting other methods of export thereof.
On 16 Oct. 1704 (see Minute Book, Vol. XIII. p. 4), Mr Drummond was engaged in similar transactions. 2 pages.
? 1704. 110. Report of Mr Henry Wise to the Lord High Treasurer upon the condition of the Great Park at Hampton Court, and of what was needfull to be done for the improvement thereof, & of the trees and plantations, and an estimate of the charges. 70 large elms were required to new plant an old walk that was damaged by the great storm, and 100 similar trees in another place. Undated. The storm referred to is probably that of Nov. 27, 1703. 2 pages.
? 1704. 111. Petition of Charles Twitty, clerk to the Rt Hon. Charles Lord Halifax (Auditor of Her Majesty's Receipt of Exchequer) and Samuel Edwards, clerk to the Hon. Francis Godolphin, Esq., one of the four tellers, showing that they and all the officers and clerks of the Exchequer had been always excused from serving on the trained bands; but notwithstanding, they were protected by a Treasury letter, they were fined for not attending those bands; prays that the fines might be taken off.
The copy of the letter, dated 4 Aug. 1690.
[Lord Halifax was the auditor of the receipt, and Charles Twitty, Esq., was his deputy in 1704. See Chamberlayne's State of England for that year.] 2 pages.
1704. 112. “An accompt of the sums allow'd on the establishmt of the men 40/m for recruits, forrage and waggon mony, &c., for the years 1703 & 1704, and what has been issued and paid on that accot, showing what remains to compleat the sums allow'd for each year.” 1½ pages.
? 1704 or
113. Three papers relating to the affairs of Mr. Isaac Bobin, a French refugee, containing his “case,” a “representation,” and the “short and sure way to reduce France.” The services appear to have been all rendered by him during the reign of William III., and the papers relate to the designs of France, the horrid conspiracy, &c. The representation is printed with MS. notes.
[After 1703, because the Lord Murray is mentioned as now Duke of Athol, who was made so in 1703.] 4 pages, the printed matter being broad sheets.
1704. 114. A number of proposals made to the Ld High Treasurer, to remit money to various places during the year 1704, together with the rates at which the proposers would contract for the transmission of the same. The first is dated 28 Feb. and the last 21 Nov. 1704. 42 pages or parts of pages.
[? End of
1704 or
of 1705.]
115. Memorial of the Master of the Rolls to have the gateway over against his house at Knightsbridge just against Hyde Park left unwalled up, as the Queen was then enclosing the park with a brick wall. He desired he might have that passage continued to him during her Majesty's pleasure for his own particular use for taking the air in the park.
[The order for walling the park, 7 Dec. 1704. See Minute Book, Vol. XIII., p. 29.]
Minuted:—“Speake wth Mr Wilcox when he comes to town.” Again:—“Mr Wilcocks will leave a gap in the wall.” ½ page.
1704. 116. 15 letters and estimates of the Comrs of the Navy addressed to Mr Lowndes or Sir Thomas Littleton, Bart., Treasurer of the Navy, on the business of the office. Dated in 1704.
[Also three enclosures.]
[These will probably be found entered in the Navy Letter Book.]
[? After
117. An account of the proofs of the allegations set forth in Mr Squire's case, who was a land waiter in the Customs. 1 page.


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