Volume 96
November 1-December 31, 1705

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'Volume 96: November 1-December 31, 1705', Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 3: 1702-1707 (1874), pp. 381-401. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79596 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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November 1–December 31, 1705

Nov. 1. 1. Duplicate of an indenture between the Surveyor of the Woods, Trent South, and the Purveyor of the Navy at Portsmouth, for 300 trees felled in New Forest. Dated 1 Nov. 1705. 1 page.
Nov. 1. 2. Letter of J. Butts to William Loundes, Esq., sending his answers to the objections made to his “pretensions” for payment of his services as a consul. By the methods he took not one English ship trading from those parts was taken by the enemy during the late war, and if he had been at his post he was morally assured he would have prevented “the late great loss befallen us.” Dated Nov. 1, 1705. 2 pages.
Nov. 1. 3. Report of the Controllers of the army to the Ld High Treasurer, on the memorial of Col. John Hill, touching several matters relating to his regiment, viz., the pay, the muster rolls, the levy money, &c. Dated 1 Nov. 1705. 2½ pages.
Nov. 2. 4. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of John Mascall and James Cleesly, London merchants, asking that certain mean prize wines not worth the duty might be sold; advising the sale of them, &c. Dated 2 Nov. 1705.
There is a postscript expressing their opinion that there ought to be some provision for carrying away to foreign parts, without landing, the like sorts of wine which should hereafter be taken by privateers, &c.
Minuted:—“Read 5th Decr 1705. Agreed to the first rept; as to the latter my Lord will speak wth the Commrs of the Customes at their next attendance.” 3 pages.
Nov. 3. 5. Warrant of the Ld High Treasurer to the Comrs for Prizes to issue their deputation to John Russel, appointing him as agent for prizes at Falmouth, in place of John Parker and Nicholas Davy, who were unfit to be continued any longer in that trust. Dated 3 Nov. 1705.
This is written on the report of the Prize Comrs on this case.
Two other papers respecting the frauds of the agents. 4 pages.
[About
Nov. 3.]
6. Memorial of the Lady Letitia Russell, praying a letter from the Treasury to the Comrs of Revenue in Ireland, instructing them to state the debt of the Lady Dorchester, and to certify whether any part, or how much, remained unpaid. The Lady Russell had in 1692 released [the crown] from a debt of 10,000l., in consideration of 600l. a year for 31 years, to be paid out of 1,500l. a year reserved rent to the crown on the Lady Dorchester's grant of the quit rents in Ireland, but of this 600l. a year she had as yet received nothing.
Minuted:—“3d Novr 1705. Orderd accordingly.” 1 page.
Nov. 6. 7. Representation made by J. Howe to the Ld High Treasurer, as to the subsistence of the troops with the Earl of Peterborough. Dated Pay Office, Nov. 6, 1705.
Also respits upon the masters of the troops and regiments. 2 pages.
Nov. 6. 8. Report of the Controllers of the army to the Ld [High Treasurer] on the memorial of George Wilcocks, on behalf of Mr Brerewood and the assigns and creditors of Thomas Pitkin, late bankrupt: as to the non-issue of money to Mr Brerewood for any of the regiments. A person against whom such practices appeared in the House of Commons was not fit to be employed in her Majesty's service. Dated Nov. 6, 1705.
Minuted:—“9 Nov. 1705. My Lord agrees wth ys rept & confirms his former order.” 1½ pages.
Nov. 6. 9. Report of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c., to Wm Lowndes, Esq., on the petition of the President, Treasurer and Governors of the Hospital of St Thomas the Apostle in Southwark, in five clauses, which are reported on seriatim:
1 & 2. The number of sick and wounded admitted during the late and present war.
3. The allowance for diet.
4. The insufficiency of the revenue of the hospital.
5. The buildings ruinous and to be rebuilt.
The report recommends the bestowment of a bounty to the foundation, at the end of the war, as better than an establishment, which would be a precedent for bringing a great expense to the crown. Dated 6 Nov. 1705.
The petition and an opinion of the Attorney General.
Minuted:—“Read 8th Novr 1705. My Lord agrees wth the Comrs that the hospitall have a gratuity at the end of the warr.”
In the Attorney General's opinion he says, “There is not any power reserved to the crown of putting any poor persons into yt hospitall; therefore I dare not say it is a matter of right for the crown to direct who shall be received into the hospitall.” 5 pages.
Nov. 7. 10. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Ld High Treasurer, concerning the duty payable on a shipload of coals for Gibraltar. Coals exported in a foreign-built ship, though taken prize and legally condemned (as the ship in question was), were liable to a duty of 10s. a chaldron. Dated 7 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Read 8th Nov. 1705.”
Letter from the Comrs of Transport. 2½ pages.
Nov. 7. 11. Memorial of the Duke of Ormonde to the Lord High Treasurer. There was a great want of 10,000 muskets in Ireland to furnish the magazines. The Board of Ordnance could furnish 1,000 arms a month, if assured of payment at certain times. The rates proposed by them were 22s per musket, which would come to 11,000l. The exchange at a medium of 8li per cent. would come to 880l., &c. He thought the proposal much for the safety of the kingdom. Dated Whitehall, 7 Nov. 1705.
Copy of an address of the House of Commons of Ireland as to the fortification and ammunition for Ireland. 2 pages and 2 parts.
Nov. 7. 12. Copy of Lord Chief Baron Ward's report to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Mr Leonard Thompson, the Lord Treasurer's remembrancer in the Exchequer, praying leave to resign his place to Mr Robert Jones, whom he alleged to be capacitated for that place. His lordship's opinion was that he could not resign the office to any one otherwise than by the surrender of the letters patent, or other determination of the estates or interests therein mentioned, which, when done, such new grant of the office might be made as should be thought fit. Mr Jones was a son of the late Bishop of St Asaph, and was educated at Cambridge, but his Lordship did not find that he had applied himself to the study or practice of the law, or was acquainted with the business of that office, in and through which the charge and discharge of a great part of her Majesty's revenue daily passed. Dated 7 Nov. 1705.
Nov. 7. 13. Letter of the Duke of Ormonde to Mr Secretary Hedges on the petition of Mrs Talbot, widow of Captain Henry Talbot, who was a captain in Sir Matthew Brydges' regiment, served in Ireland and Flanders, and died on his return to Ireland. He was of the family of the Duke of Shrewsbury; viz., as to a pension upon the establishment of Ireland. Dated Whitehall, 7 Nov. 1705.
The petition. 2 pages.
Nov. 7. 14. Report of Sir Edward Northey to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of the Lady Wood, advising the grant of a privy seal for payment to her of 250l. levied from a receiver of hearth money. Dated 7 Nov. 1705.
The memorial.
Minuted:—“Read 17th Nov. 1705. Wt for a privy seal to give this to Lady Wood.” 3½ pages.
Nov. 8. 15. Report of the Duke of Ormonde to the Ld High Treasurer on the petition of John Nettervill, gent., son of the Honble Robert Nettervill, and grandson to Nicholas, Viscount Nettervill, setting forth that King Charles II., in consideration of the services and sufferings of his family, granted him 480l. per ann. out of the revenue of Ireland for life; and as yet he had received no part of it, and praying a pension on the establishment of Ireland, &c. The services and loyalty of his family might deserve consideration, but there was a great load on that establishment. Dated Whitehall, 8 Nov. 1705.
There are two or three minutes on the back, the last of which is:—“Prepare a S.M. for 200l. a year frō Micħas last, payble ½ yearly, in lieu of his pretenc[i]ons, & in considerac[i]on of his services & sufferings.”
The petition, and a letter of the Ld High Treasurer, transmitting the same to the Duke for his report. 4 pages.
Nov. 9. 16. Report of Lord Halifax to the Ld High Treasurer upon a letter from Mr Lowndes as to counterfeit malt-lottery tickets in the custody of Mrs Crompton, whose husband was late paymaster of those tickets, recommending them to be cancelled. Dated 9 Nov. 1705.
The letter referred to.
Minuted:—“27 Novr 1705. Ordered accordingly.” 2 pages.
Nov. 13. 17. Report of the Attorney and Solicitor General to the Ld High Treasurer on the petition of John Henry Huguelan, who had been confined in France under a strong guard and “was compelled to draw bills of exchange there, and upon France, to a very great value, on his correspondents, for the use of that crown,” and afterwards made his escape. They had also considered the petition of Anthony and James Saladine, bankers, natives of Geneva, who were also concerned in the same affairs. By inquisition it was found that Mr Hugueton was indebted to various enemies of her Majesty in France two millions of livres. The Saladines insist they are not alien enemies. To remove objections from the Saladines, Mr Hugueton only desired her Majesty's favour, for the moneys owed by him to the rest of the persons named in the inquisition. They, the Attorney and Solicitor General, had no objection to the grant as desired, and were of opinion it might be lawfully made; the moneys being “owing to her Matys enemys in France, & contracted for ye service of ye French King, in his wars against her Maty and her allys, and not contracted in a way of private trade.”
Dated 13 Nov. 1705.
The petition of Anthony and James Andrew Saladin. Huguetan had bills and effects of the petitioners which were seized into the Queen's hands. They pray that the seizure might be taken off, being effects of neutrals, and not liable to be seized.
Also Huguetan's petition to the Queen, and a note from “Ro. Harley,” referring it to the Ld High Treasurer. 6¼ pages.
Nov. 13. 18. Copies of (1.) petition of George Preston and others to the Ld High Treasurer for a respite of the estreat of their recognizances, they having been bail for Joseph Gifford, Wm Martin, and Thomas Matthews, who were indicted for saying mass. (2.) A reference of the same to Wm Borrett, Esq. (3.) Borrett's report. Giffard and the others did not take their trials, whereby their recognizances of 9,000l. were forfeited. He apprehended the prosecutor had agreed with them and had received a reward. It was “the usual course in the Court of Exchequer on equity arising from facts to compound recognizances.” (4.) Another petition of Preston and the others. (5.) Reference to the Attorney General. (6.) His report. These persons were prosecuted as popish priests and for saying mass within this realm under the Act 11 Will. III., for the further preventing the growth of popery, whereby the prosecutor, on the conviction of every priest for saying mass, was to receive 100l. from the sheriff. The priests did not appear, but agreed with the prosecutor, and thereby the recognizances were forfeited. If they had appeared they could not have been convicted for want of evidence, the prosecutor being bought off. It might be reasonable to admit the bail to a composition. Dated Nov. 13, 1705. 6 pages.
Nov. 13. 19. Report of the Controllers of the Army to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Commissary Robert Livingston, as to an arrear for victualling the forces at New York. Dated 13 Nov. 1705.
Another paper on the same subject. 2½ pages.
Nov. 14. 20. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Ld High Treasurer, touching deposits for the new subsidy on prizage wines. Dated 14 November 1705.
Minuted:—“14 Jan. 1705. Upon readg this day a meml frō ye D. of North[um]b[er]land it is orderd yt ye matter relating to this deposit be heard to-morrow sennit, being Tuesday 22 Janry,” &c.
Copy of a former presentment and a warrant. 4 pages.
Nov. 15. 21. Letter from the Comrs of Victualling to Mr Lowndes about the occasion of the increase of the victualling debt. Dated 15 Nov. 1705. 1 page.
Nov. 15. 22. Another letter from them to the Treasurer of the Navy, applying for money to pay bills of exchange drawn on them from Lisbon and elsewhere. Dated 15 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“20,000l. for bills of Exc.” 1 page.
Nov. 16. 23. “Mr Fox's memorial relating to an annuity of 78l. per ann. fallen since those tallies were put into his hands.” Dated 16 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“17 Novr 1705. It must be sold at ye rate of 15 years & ¾ purchase, at wch annitys in poss[ess]ion are estimated.” 1 page.
Nov. 17. 24. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Ld High Treasurer, on the memorial from the Venetian Ambassador, relating to some linen, &c., stopped by the officers of Customs as prohibited goods. Dated 17 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Read 21 Nov. 1705. My Lord canot lawfully give any further directions in this matter.”
The memorial (French). 2½ pages.
Nov. 17. 25. Report of the Controllers of the Army on the petition of several clothiers of the army as to the payment out of the off-reckonings, &c. for clothing supplied. Dated 17 Nov. 1705. 1½ pages.
Nov. 17. 26. Letter of the Comrs for Prizes to William Lowndes, Esq., sending extracts of letters as to prizes taken in the West Indies. Dated Nov. 17, 1705.
The two extracts referred to, and copy of another letter from them on the same subject. 4 pages or parts of pages.
Nov. 18. 27. Copy of a letter of Prince George of Denmark, and an order in Council of 18 Nov. 1705 thereon, as to a deduction of 6d. a month to be made from the pay of the marines, as well on shore as at sea, that they might receive an allowance from the chest at Chatham wherever they might happen to be wounded. 2 pages.
Nov. 19. 28. Letter from the Earl of Peterborough addressed to “My Lord.” The bargain was made by the ambassador Metheun with the masters in whose behalf he (the Earl) had drawn bills on his Lordship. The King of Spain desired, and absolute necessity required, that we should not be left unprovided with ammunition, having Barcelona, Tarragona, Girone, Lerida, and several other castles and fortresses to provide with powder. It was therefore the opinion of a council held before the King that half the powder designed for the Duke of Savoy should be taken ashore and kept for service in that country. The ships were detained there, first, because some letters from the Queen's ministers gave strong suspicions, others positive assurance, that the Duke of Savoy had made his terms, so that to send this ammunition to an enemy, which would have rendered our successes useless, was not advisable, and no proper determination in this matter could be taken till the fate of Barcelona was decided. When that was known, and that not a barrel of powder could be had in Catalonia, they divided the powder and lead with the Duke of Savoy, and sent the saltpetre entirely to Italy, the freight having to be paid by Mr Methuen's order, &c. Dated 19 Nov. 1705. [If new style, 12 Nov.] 1½ pages, quarto.
Nov. 20. 29. An account of money remaining to be received on the “declaration” for the years 1702 to 1705, as by the account received from the Treasury Chambers. Dated 20 Nov. 1705. 2 pages.
Nov. 20. 30. Report of Mr J. Howe to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Henry Cornish, Esq., relating to money advanced by him to the Earl of Peterborough. Dated 20 Nov. 1705.
The petition. 2½ pages.
Nov. 20. 31. Letter of the Comrs for Prizes [? to Mr Lowndes] as to an allowance to Mr Plater for a prize called the S Paul, of Rochelle, carried into Maryland. Mr Plater had not adjusted his accounts with their agent. A commission had been sent to enquire into his management. As to regulation of prizes in the West Indies, their advocates were of opinion that no Court of Admiralty had power to try and adjudge prizes. Even the Court of Admiralty here, as a Court of Admiralty, could not try prizes but by a special additional commission, and that had been the ancient practice. It would be inconvenient to erect prize courts in the West Indies. Dated 20 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Read.” 2½ pages.
[? About
Nov. 21.]
32. Petition of Charles, Earl of Arran, to the Lord High Treasurer. Petitioner had purchased from Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, his interest in the park of Bagshot, being the remainder of a lease granted by King James II. to James Graham, Esq., &c.; praying a lease for three lives rather than for 31 years. Referred 21 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Janry 7th 1705. A wt for 3 lives.”
A letter relating thereto. 2 pages, quarto.
Nov. 21. 33. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Ld High Treasurer, on the petition of Peter Vatable of Dublin, merchant, for the discharge from seizure of a sum of money ordered by him to be sent from England to Ireland to pay the duty on tobacco. They saw no reason to delay the condemnation of it. Dated 21 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Read 4 Xber 1705. My Lord is of opinion wth the Comrs & the petic[i]on is dismissed.”
The petition. 2 pages.
Nov. 22. 34. Report of the Comrs of Customs, on the petition of Sir Bazille Firebrace, Samuel Shepherd, and several other wine merchants of London, relating to the payment of interest upon their wine bonds. Dated 22 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Read 2 Janry 1705/6. My Lord approves the report & dismisses ye petic[i]on.”
The petition and three other papers on the same subject. 9½ pages.
Nov. 24. 35. Letter from the Comrs of Revenue, Dublin, to the Lord High Treasurer, enclosing an estimate of the gross produce of the revenue for the two quarters ended at Michaelmas 1704 and 1705, compared together. Notwithstanding the difficulties of the times the revenue had improved under their management. Dated Custom House, Dublin, 24 Nov. 1705.
The “view” referred to. 2 pages.
Nov. 24. 36. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of John Hare, common brewer, a debtor to the crown, whose wife had a claim on the Great Wardrobe for goods supplied by her father; recommending “tenderness” to be used to him. Dated 24 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Read 2 Janry 1705/6. Approved.”
The petition. 2 pages.
Nov. 24. 37. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Joseph Boit, merchant, as to the duties on an importation of brandy from Genoa, which was very mean and foul; they admit the hardness of the case, but did not find any law or practice which allowed of an abatement. They suggest that the brandy above proof should be reduced to single brandy and so pay duty, or to make a post-entry. Dated 24 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Agreed.”
The petition. 2 pages.
[About
Nov. 26.]
38. Petition of some of the proprietors of army and transport debentures to the Ld High Treasurer, praying for payment of a year's interest, after which there would be two years due. Eighteen signatures.
Minuted:—“26 Nov. 1705. As soon as ye fond will produce mony.” 1 page.
[About
Nov. 26.]
39. Petition of Henry Pelham, Esqre, Clerk of the Pells, to the Lord High Treasurer; the rolls for the petitioner's time and at his charge by his Lps order had been completed. His Lordship had promised 1,000l. for the engrossing and examining the rolls of Mr Wardour's time; they were progressing with all imaginable despatch; asks for an order for the 1,000l.
Minuted:
—“26 Nov. 1705. 250li to be paid.” 1 page.
[? About
Nov. 26.]
40. Petition of Catherine de Bourbon, daughter of Gideon de Bourbon, Marquis of Basian, to the Ld High Treasurer. She came as a refugee for religion, without being able to bring any goods from France. She had presented a petition to the Queen for a pension, and asks his Lps assistance. She had also presented a petition to the Prince. [French.]
Minuted:—“26 Nov. 1705. The revenue is too much loaded already wth penc[i]ons.” 1 page.
[? About
Nov. 26.]
41. Petition of William Atwood to the Ld High Treasurer. He had executed the office of Chief Justice of New York with his utmost zeal and faithfulness, and was thanked by the Board of Trade, but was suspended by the Lord Cornbury without any hearing, which had occasioned unspeakable difficulties and disasters. He might mention the continuance of his office to that day, yet craved not any allowance beyond a quarter after the suspension; 370l. were due; praying favourable and compassionate consideration.
Minuted:—“26 Nov. 1705. My Ld thinks he has been very indulgent to him already.” 1 page.
[? About
Nov. 26.]
42. Petition of Charles and Richard Hore on behalf of themselves and Mary Hore, widow and relict of James Hore, deceased, to the Lord High Treasurer. The petitioners had made a discovery of many great frauds and abuses in the victualling of the navy. Had met with much trouble thereby, had been imprisoned, had received but 300l., and their debts amounted to more than 1,000l.; asking to be recompensed. Signed.
Minuted:—“Nov. 26, 1705. The 300l. was thought a full consideration by ye Queen's counsel.” 1 page.
Nov. 27. 43. Memorial of Mr Charles Fox to the Ld High Treasurer as to the issue of 699l. to Col. John Hill, for providing arms for the regiment commanded by Brigadier Stanhope. Dated 27 Nov. 1705.
Memorial of Col. John Hill on the same subject.
Minuted:—“12 Decr 1705. Orderd.”
Again:—“14th Janry 1705. Paid in p[er]t of 699li 467li 19s 6d” 1 page and 2 halves.
Nov. 27. 44. “A state of the Exchequer bills issued by virtue of two Acts of Parliament that passed in the 8th & 9th years of his late Mats reigne, computed from the time or times they were first respectively issued to the 27th November 1705.”
There is a memorandum that the charge for circulating the bills for 1706 would be 4,000l. 1 page and 2 lines.
Nov. 27. 45. Report of the Comrs of Revenue, Ireland, to the Ld High Treasurer, upon the fund appropriated for the first year's interest upon the debentures which remained unsatisfied from the forfeited estates in Ireland; certifying that about 700l. had been paid in beyond the charge of management. Dated 27 Nov. 1705.
Also “An account of proceedings in the prosecution of several persons returned by the late trustees at Chichester House to the Commissioners of the Revenue to be indebted to the publique.” 3¼ pages.
[? About
Nov. 27.]
46. Petition of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, to the Lord High Treasurer. Altho' he had delivered in his accounts, and was prosecuting the passing of them with all the expedition he could, yet he was informed there was a distringas against him; praying that process might be superseded.
Minuted;—“27 Nov. 1705. Ref. to the Audrs to certify how these accots are followed.” 1 page.
Nov. 27. 47. Report of the Comrs of Prizes to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Mr Peter Ford, mariner, in relation to a prize ship sold to him which had received great damage. The ship was not lost as stated by the petitioner. Dated 27 Nov. 1705.
The petition and “Mr Ford's case,” in which it is stated that “the ship was lost in the late storm while it was in the custody of the prize officer.” The Attorney General's opinion was, that by the sale and payment of the money, the property of the ship sold, vested in Mr Ford, and the loss should fall on him. 3 pages and 2 halves.
Nov. 29. 48. Memorial of the Agents for Taxes to the Ld High Treasurer, as to the charges for carrying out the commission sent into Devonshire, to examine into frauds supposed to have been committed in the receipt of the public taxes. They claimed 20s. a day for each commissioner, 6s. 8d. a day to each clerk, and their expenses; which would make 9l. 6s. 8d. a day besides their board and lodging. Dated 29 Nov. 1705.
Minuted:—“Read 11th Decr 1705. My Lord doth not thinke it reasonable that the Governmt should be at this charge.”
Copy of a letter signed by four of the Comrs. 2 pages.
Nov. 29. 49. Report of Prince George of Denmark, Ld High Admiral, on the petition of Richard Natt, gent., as to a reward for seizing a lading of wine as a perquisite to the Ld High Admiral. Dated Admiralty Office, 29 Nov. 1705. 2½ pages.
Nov. 29. 50. Memorial of Robert Weddell, deputy to Sir John Stanley, Warden of the Mint, for himself and others, to the Lord High Treasurer, as to a reward of 100l. for apprehending one Carter, alias Brown, alias Williams, charged with counterfeiting malt tickets, &c. Dated 29 Nov. 1705.
Copy of the Gazette containing the advertisement, and copy of a letter for the insertion of it. 4 pages (2 are print).
Nov. 30. 51. Letter of Messrs Arundell and Bates to the Lord High Treasurer. The Ld Peterborough knowing they served her Majesty under the Comrs for Victualling the Navy, and wanting money after his glorious success at Barcelona, had drawn on them for 20,000 dollars, supposing (though wrongly) that they might have cash of her Majesty's. As they had the Queen's honor at heart and were most dutiful subjects they had accepted the bill, and should punctually pay the same. They enclosed copies of letters on the subject from Ld Peterborough and Mr Hill, her Majesty's envoy at Turin, addressed to themselves. As they had advanced their moneys freely on this occasion, they did not question his Lordship would order payment of the bills. Trade was dull there and money scarce, and they could not draw the whole sum at once without raising the exchange to an extravagancy. They left the commission to his Lps generosity, Dated Livorno, 11 Dec. 1705. [N.S. i.e. 30 Nov.]
The copies of the letters referred to. The Earl of Peterborough says, “The news of our success in Catalonia, I doubt not, are as agreable to every Englishman as they are surprising to the enemy, to take a capital whose garrison consisted of above 5,000 foot and 800 horse, when our army was but 7,000 foot and 400 dragoons, the enemy resisting to the last extremity; and at the same time Gironna taken by surprise, and Tarragona, soldiers and officers prisoners of war. This is a beginning which heaven has favoured almost with miracles, since we begun with taken Mangui [Montjuich] with sword in hand, which castle is much stronger than the place. They had five hundred men to defend it, and we but eight to attack it. I thought it of such importance that the Prince of Hesse and myself attacked with the grenadiers, where we had the misfortune to lose that gallant general. Since Lerida, Tortosa, all the strong castles, towns, and villages have submitted to King Charles the Third, except Rosas, just upon the frontiers of France,” &c. 5 pages.
Nov. 52. Fees received for the months of June, July, October, and November for bankers' annuities. The object not apparent. 5 pages and 3 parts.
Dec. 2. 53. Letter from Mr Secretary Harley to the Ld High Treasurer. Her Majesty's pleasure was that the salary mentioned in a previous order should be paid to Mr Dummer out of the droits and perquisites of the Ld High Admiral. Dated Whitehall, 2 Dec. 1705.
Minuted:—“Agreed.”
Four other papers relating thereto. One is a letter dated Navy Office, 22 Oct. 1705, signed “Cha. Sergison,” in which he says that there is not one of his brethren who does not think Mr Dummer deserving of this and much more for his services in the navy; not one in his post ever did anything like him. The new docks at Portsmouth and Plymouth would be lasting monuments of his great skill as well as services to the kingdom. 6 pages or parts of pages.
Dec. 3. 54. Letter from Mr Thomas Brerewood to the Lord High Treasurer. He hoped he had done nothing to incur his Lps displeasure. It was his greatest misfortune to be concerned with Pitkin, but if his Lp searched into that affair he would not think him as guilty as clamour had made him out. Even those who raised it were anxious for his reinstatement. Dated 3 Dec. 1705.
Minuted:—“4 Xbr. 1705. He having been concerned in a matter that gave a publique scandal, my Lord cannot consent that he be entrusted with ye publiq[ue] mony.” 1 page.
Dec. 4. 55. Presentment of the Comrs for Prizes to the Ld High Treasurer, in favour of Mr John Wynn, Deputy Solicitor for Prizes, being made joint solicitor for prizes with Mr Daniel Burgesse, with an addition of 20l. per ann. Dated 4 Dec. 1705. 1 page.
Dec. 5. 56. Cofferer's memorials, being three quarterly accounts of the ordinary and extraordinary expenses of her Majesty's household to the 30th of Sept. 1705. Dated 5 Dec. 1705.
With minutes for their payment on the back. 3 pages.
Dec. 5. 57. “An abstract of what will be necessary to compleat the subsistence, clearings, & off-reckonings of the six regiments of foot sent on the expedition under the Earl of Peterborow, up to 23 Dec. 1705,” &c.
Minuted:—“Read 5th Decr 1705.” 1 page.
Dec. 6. 58. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, on the remission of duties on certain exports of arms, &c., for the King of Portugal for the use of the war. Dated 6 Dec. 1705.
A letter and an extract from a letter on the same subject. 3 pages.
Dec. 7. 59. Letter of the Comrs of Victualling to Sir Tho. Littleton, Bart., asking him to move the Ld High Treasurer for payment of 15,000l. to ships from the West Indies, &c. About 10,000l. of the money taken up by their agent at Lisbon, and sent with the fleet to Barcelona for paying short allowance, was left with the Earl of Peterborough for answering other more pressing occasions, whereby the ships returned from the Mediterranean remained unpaid; further 30,000l. were required for bills of exchange, &c. Dated 7 Dec. 1705. 2 pages.
Dec. 7. 60. Report of Mr Edward Wilcox to the Lord High Treasurer, on a representation by Mr Foley as to a contract for 6,000 cords of wood by the year at 5s. 10d. per cord for the best wood, and 5s. 4d. for the thorny, to be taken from the Forest of Dean. He found the woods so very full of young trees that unless the beech were taken down, the oaks could not grow to be of use for shipping. There were formerly 11,000 acres, part of the said forest, to remain in severalty, in the actual possession of the crown for ever, and if 11,000 acres were divided into 16 parts, being nearly 700 each, and one part cut down and enclosed, sufficient standards being left, they might hereafter cut in course once in 16 years, and they would raise 3,500l. per annum for ever. All the works near the forest should be encouraged, and the wood might be sold at a greater price. Dated 7 Dec. 1705.
Another paper containing much of the same proposal.
Also the representation referred to. 3¼ pages.
Dec. 8. 61. Report of the Attorney General to the Ld High Treasurer, on the petition of William Marston, vicar of Redbourn, near St Albans, asking that process might not issue against him on a recognizance for 50l. to prosecute John Cairns on suspicion of robbery: not objecting to the discharge of the recognizance. Dated 8 Dec. 1705.
The petition and a certificate relating thereto.
Minuted:—“Read 11th Dec. 1705. Agreed, & a wt to be prepared accordingly.” 3 pages.
Dec. 8. 62. Copy of a warrant of Prince George of Denmark to Walter Whitfield, Esq., paymaster of marine regiments, for payment of the salary at 10s. a day of Mr Richard Etkins, going to Barcelona to muster the detachment of the marine regiments left there. Dated 8 Dec. 1705. 1½ pages.
Dec. 8. 63. Report of the Agents for Taxes to the Ld High Treasurer, on the petition of John Mason, gent., late Receiver General of the co. of Cambridge, to be allowed to make a composition; abiding by their former report. Dated 8 Dec. 1705.
The petition, a certificate, and copy of “a recognizance in the nature of a statute staple.”
Minuted:—“12 X~ber 1705. My Lord adheres to the former report, and will not signe any warrt for a composic[i]on wth him, till the agents have reported upon the petic[i]on of Sir John Conyers.” 4 pages.
Dec. 10. 64. Letter of the Earl of Kent to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the filling up of two vacancies among the messengers of the chamber. The number was formerly 40. As they fell in they were to be reduced to 30. There was as much occasion for them then as at any time past, and there was so little saved by such retrenchments. Dated Cockpit, Dec. 10th 1705.
Also: “List of the messengers waitings.” 1 page and 2 halves.
[About
Dec. 12.]
65. Memorial of William Burnaby to the Lord High Treasurer. He had received his Lps warrant and a deputation appointing him Agent for Prizes on board the fleet in the West Indies, with an allowance of 300l. per ann. His Lp had ordered the repayment of a half year's salary that was advanced; prays for recall of the order.
Minuted:—“12 Dec. 1705. My Ld doth not think fit to revoke his former direction.” 1 page.
[About
Dec. 12.]
66. Petition of Charles Scarburgh, Esq., to the Queen for the remission or mitigation of a fine of 150l. set upon the renewal of a lease of a piece of ground in Green Cloth Yard, in Whitehall, whereupon Sr Alexander Frazier built a house, as it would cost the petitioner a great sum to repair it, owing to the damage by the fire in Whitehall and the late dreadful storm.
Minuted:—“12 Dec. 1705. 'Tis reduced to half.” 1 page.
[About
Dec. 12.]
67. Petition of Sarah Lee, widow of Joseph Lee, late master's mate of H.M. ship War-spright, for herself and many other widows whose husbands were killed in fight against the French; praying for payment of their bounty.
Minuted:—“Read 12 Dec. 1705.” ½ page.
[About
Dec. 12.]
68. Petition of Anthony Isaacson to the Lord High Treasurer to be employed as collector of Liverpool on the dismissal of Edward Scarbrough, his employment in connection with the logwood duty in London having ceased.
Minuted—“12 Decr 1705. He must apply to C. Cust.” 1 page.
[About
Dec. 12.]
69. Similar petition of Adam Batty for employment in the Customs.
Minuted:—“12 Dec. 1705. He must apply to ye Comrs of ye Customs.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 12.]
70. Petition of John Powell, to the Ld High Treasurer for employment as a land waiter for the port of London. His father was known to his Lordship, and had his Lordship's order to have petitioner instructed in those duties.
Minuted as the last. 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 12.]
71. Petition of Henry Ballowe and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Court of Exchequer, to the Ld High Treasurer, for a warrant to cause an order to be drawn for payment of 68l. 19s. 6d. as their allowance for their duties.
Minuted:—“12 Xber 1705. A warrt.”
Also a certificate. 2 pages.
[? About
Dec. 12.]
72. Petition of John Skynner to the Ld High Treasurer for employment in the Customs as deputy Queen's waiter.
Also copy of certificate of the land waiters and land surveyors of London as to his competency, with their names at the foot.
Minuted:—“12 Dec. 1705. He must apply to ye Comrs of ye Customes.” 2 pages.
Dec. 12. 73. Letter of the Duke of Ormonde to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Henry Tenison and Thomas Proby, of Dublin, Esqres, praying to be permitted to remove the dog kennel which is under the wall of the Phœnix Park to a more convenient place, and for a lease of the ground whereon it stands, and of another spot of ground where the icehouse is; concurring with the Attorney Genl for Ireland and the Surveyor General in their opinion that the petitioners might be gratified. The lease to be for 31 years. Dated Whitehall, 12 Dec. 1705.
The petition to the Queen, which states the annoyance of the inhabitants on Arbour Hill by the great stench of the dog kennel. [Arbour Hill lay near the wall of Phœnix Park, and was the resort of several people for the recovery of their health.]
The reference to the Lord Lieutenant.
Letter of the Lords Justices announcing to the Lord Lieutt that they had referred the petition to the Attorney Genl and Surveyor Genl, enclosing their reports.
Minuted:—“Read 24th Apr. 1706. A warrt to be prepared accordingly.” 10 pages or parts of pages.
Dec. 13. 74. Two printed or copper-plate papers, docquetted:—The West India correspondence, how propounded and how performed by E. Dummer. The second is dated 13 Xber. 1705.
They show at a glance the dates of sailing and arrivals of the vessels employed in the mail service, &c. 4 pages.
Dec. 13. 75. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Ld High Treasurer respecting Thomas Stanwix, Esq., Lieut.-Governor, and one of the burgesses in Parliament for the city of Carlisle, against whom they charged nothing as to the Customs under their management. [There appears to have been some abuse offered to William Gilpin, Esq., of Scaleby, in the county of Cumberland, J.P., in connection with the duties on salt.] Dated 13 Dec. 1705.] 1 page.
Dec. 13. 76. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, as to some further check upon the charge and payments of the collectors in the outports. Dated 13 Dec. 1705.
Minuted:—“Janry 29th 1705. Mr Holt to have coppies of these presentmts Comrs & he to attend on Friday next in the afternoon.”
Two papers as to debts on coals of the collectors of the outports, and their over-payments on the Customs. 6¼ pages.
Dec. 13. 77. Report of the Controllers of the Army on a memorial of the Duke of Ormond, as to a detachment of 490 private soldiers sent to Portugal with 1,378 horses. 40s. a man was to be allowed the several regiments to make recruits, &c. They were to consist of Englishmen, and the officers were actually above 4l. a man out of pocket. The horses and men were shipped from Cork in 29 transports. Advising the usual allowance of 3l. a man for levy money, to be issued as therein proposed. Dated Dec. 13, 1705.
Minuted:—“18 Xber 1705. Mr Brydges is to make a demand for this levy money according to this report.” 2½ pages.
Dec. 13. 78. Order of Council to the Officers of Ordnance to provide 10,000 muskets, by the desire of the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Dated 13 Dec. 1705.
Copy of report containing the estimate of the cost by the Officers of Ordnance. 2 pages.
Dec. 13. 79. Letter of Mr R. Holt, commencing “honoured sir,” asking on account of the great increase of his duties [in the Custom House] for two more clerks, at a cost of 200l. per ann., and 100l. more would ease him of the taxes, which were very hard on him. He paid the taxes for himself and clerks. Dated 13 Dec. 1705. 2 pages.
[? About
Dec. 13.]
80. Petition of Elizabeth Mouse, widow of Mr William Mouse, late captain-lieut. in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir Matthew Brydges, to the Queen. Her husband served 19 years in the army, and died of his wounds at the last siege of Limerick. She was a gentlewoman of good family, and for her support had wrought with her needle until grown aged and almost blind; praying a pension.
Minuted:—“Received 13 Dec. 1705.”
Again:—“31th July 1706. The Queen's revenue is already overcharged.”
Copy of certificate of the truth of the petitioner's statements. 2 pages.
Dec. 14. 81. Report of the Comrs of Customs on a memorial from the Portugal envoy, relating to some arms and accoutrements designed to have been shipped off at Falmouth. They could not by law be shipped in a vessel used for the carriage of letters, unless allowed by the persons managing the Customs. By his Lordship's directions they would hereafter licence the packet boats to take such arms, &c. free of duty as were certified by the envoy, for the immediate account of the King of Portugal. Dated 14 Dec. 1705.
A letter from the envoy from Portugal to the Lord High Treasurer, asking that such instructions might be given as would prevent these disappointments.
Minuted:—“Read 2 Janry 1705/6. Orderd.” 2 pages.
Dec. 14. 82. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Ld High Treasurer, on the petition of John Mackley, distiller, who had bribed one of the officers of Excise to omit charging him with duty on low wines, and he and the officers were to be tried for the same. The Comrs had filed a bill in equity against him, to discover what money he owed. They supposed that he was rather unwilling than unable to make a discovery upon oath. He ought to put in his answer and pay the arrears. Dated 14 Dec. 1705.
Minuted:—“17 Xber. 1705. My Lord concurrs in opinion with ye Commrs.”
The petition. 2½ pages.
Dec. 25. 83. “A particular account of poste of letters to & fro for the service of the crowne, disbursed by me Hugh Broughton from the 5th of January 1695/6 [? 1694/5] until the 24th Septembr 1705.” Dated Venice, 25 Dec. 1705 [i.e. 14 Dec.]. 4 large pages.
Dec. 15. 84. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of John Fuller, a distiller of many years standing, who had been convicted for practices to the prejudice of the revenue. About two years since he built an entire distilling house or room, in Cow Cross, and entered it in his own name, where he used to distil from malt and molasses wash. He contrived to evade the law by making two doors into the distilling room, and two passages to it, and set up a partition of boards to divide one part from the other, entering them in the names of his servant and daughter, and afterwards of another daughter, of the ages of 12 and 13, pretending to keep foreign wash in one part and malt wash in the other. There was a door in the partition, &c. The Comrs refused to receive the duty from the daughters, and the petitioner refused to pay it, whereupon the Comrs issued their warrant to seize his goods for the duty. These practices ought not to be continued. Dated 15 Dec. 1705.
Minuted:—“17 Xber. 1705. My Lord concurs in opinion with the Commrs & dismisses ye petic[i]on.”
The petition. 3 pages.
Dec. 15. 85. Orders and instructions to be observed by Thomas Castle, gent., Commissary of the stores of war for the forces in Spain The stores consisted of clothing to be sent to Barcelona. Dated 15 Dec. 1705. 4 pages.
Dec. 17. 86. Letter of the Board of Green Cloth to the Lord [High Treasurer] pressing the claims for arrears of James Vezian, late purveyor of oats and beans at London and Kensington, and of Jone Heard, late purveyor of butcher's meat. Dated 17 Dec. 1705. 1 page.
Dec. 18. 87. Letter signed “D. Stanyan to [? Mr Lowndes]. The late farmers of Ireland had received hard usage from the crown, although they had done great service by improving the revenue 40,000l. All their family estate in land had been swallowed up, and they were stripped of everything for subsistence, and his father was in prison, where he must end his days if no relief was afforded. “Their debts had become old and insolvent,” and not by any default of theirs. Their ready money had been taken out of their house at Tangeir by violence, for which they had no restitution. The debts could not be collected without the aid of the crown; asks him to speak to “my Lord,” and not to say my Lord could not do it, for process was daily issued out of the Exchequer for debts due to the Crown here in England, of far longer standing than the farmers' debts in Ireland. Dated 18 Dec. [1705].
Minuted:—“21 Xber 1705. Read.” 2 pages.
Dec. 18. 88. Report of the Agents for Taxes to the Ld High Treasurer, as to the stay of process against John Lawton, Esq., one of the securities of Tho. Spendelow, Esq., late Recr Genl of the county of Stafford. Dated 18 Dec. 1705.
Minuted:—“22th Dec. 1704. Orderd accordingly.”
The petition of John Lawton. 2 pages.
Dec. 18. 89. Letter of Edward Wilcox to the Ld High Treasurer, as to a contract with Mr Foley for 6,000 cords of wood in the Forest of Dean. If carried out, it would be at a loss of 800l. per ann. Dated 11 Xber. 1705.
Enclosing a few memoranda apparently not connected with the letter. 1½ pages.
Dec. 18. 90. Memorial on behalf of the cofferer, to the Ld High Treasurer, for an order for 1,500l. upon account of the imprests. Dated 18 Dec. 1705. ½ page.
Dec. 19. 91. Letter from the Duke of Ormonde to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition and papers of Col. Hugh Hamill, praying for renewal of a warrant for discharge of petitioner and his heirs from several debts. He had referred it to the Attorney General of Ireland. The Col. had always appeared zealous in her Majesty's service, particularly in the present Parliament, and deserved the favour. Dated 19 Dec. 1705.
Minuted:—“Read 24th Apr. 1706. The warrt to be renewd.”
Letter of Lord Godolphin sending the petition to his Grace.
The petition, a warrant of Queen Mary, and the report of the Attorney General. 9 pages.
Dec. 21. 92. Letter of the Comrs of Prizes to Mr Lowndes, enclosing copy of another to be laid before the Lord High Treasurer, dated 14 Nov. 1705, respecting a prize called the St Paul of Rochelle carried into Maryland, for his Lordship's directions. Dated 21 Dec. 1705. 4 pages.
Dec. 21. 93. Memorial of Sir Francis Blake in behalf of Charles Howard “his son,” to the Lord High Treasurer, asking that Mr. Howard might be appointed as Surveyor on the Borders of Scotland to prevent the transport of wool and horses into Scotland, and salt and tobacco into England. There were already some officers there, but none that lived on the place, or had any interest in the country like Mr Howard, whose estate lay all along the Borders. This was all Sir Francis Blake would accept of, in reward of all his services both in and out of Parliament for twenty years.
Minuted:—“21 Dec. 1705. He has been already recomdd to ye Comrs of ye Customes, but they don't think any gentleman of ye county proper for this employmt.” 1 page.
[? About
Dec. 21.]
94. Petition of George Warburton to the Lord High Treasurer, to be appointed agent to the Comrs of Transport at Lisbon, on the decease of Mr Richard Darby.
Minuted:—“Read 21st Dec. 1705.” 1 page, quarto.
Dec. 22. 95. Letter from C. Hedges to the Lord High Treasurer, sending a list of goods stopped at the Custom House belonging to the Venetian Ambassador, brought for his own use; asking for directions. They were much the same sort of goods as those of Monsr Mocenigo, the late Ambassador from Venice. Dated Cockpit, 22 Dec 1705. 1 page, quarto.
Dec. 23. 96. “An abstract of what remaines unissued at the Exchqr to compleat the severall orders for the 40/m & 10/m men in Holland & the 10,200 men in Portugall for the year ending the 23th Decr 1705, & what tallyes remaine in Mr Fox's hand for each service; how the same is to be divided between the two paymastrs in order to satisfye the proportions of the establishments payable by each of them.” 1 page.
Dec. 23. 97. Coll Ingoldsby's account for himself and company, from December 1703 to 23 Dec. 1705. Signed as a true copy of account by Lord Cornbury. 2 pages.
Dec. 25. 98. “General abstract of the accounts of her Majesties revenue in Ireland stated in the Accomptant Genlls office for the year endg at X~mas 1705.” 2 pages.
Dec. 28. 99. Letter from the Comrs of Victualling to William Lowndes, Esq. They desired the Ld High Treasurer might be acquainted that their return to the enquiries of the Navy Board in relation to Lord Orford's accounts, were nearly closing. Stay of process against Mr Papillon was requested. Dated 28 Dec. 1705. 1 page.
Dec. 29. 100. Report of Mr Henry Baker to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Thomas Holland, who had two informations against him for loading wool on board a French vessel for transportation, in favour of the petitioner, who had been convicted on the evidence of an untrustworthy witness in a penalty. Dated 29 Dec. 1705.
The petition. Certificate as to character and Holland's case.
Minuted:—“Mr Baker to attend with Comrs Customs of Friday 8th Feb. 1705/6. 5 pages, and 2 parts.
Dec. 31. 101. Letter of Mr Wm Blathwayt to [Mr Lowndes?] He had received an account of payments and cravings made out of the gold and other treasure belonging to Captain John Quelch and Co., for defraying the charges in seizing and securing those pirates and their treasure. The charges were 1/3 too large, but as the prosecution of pirates was carried on with great difficulty in the plantations, and more especially in the chartered governments in New England and elsewhere (piracy being too much countenanced, or at least connived at in those parts), he conceived the service could not have been so well carried on by Col. Dudley without an extraordinary expense. Col. Dudley had been requested to send over the piratical goods or their value, and no doubt there would be a suitable return by the soonest opportunity. Dated 24 Dec. 1705.
A supplemental letter to the above, dated 31 Dec. 1705. Col. Dudley had fully complied with Her Majesty's commands, and had sent an account of the goods, &c., and an invoice of the gold (788 oz. 3 dwt.) delivered to the Commander and Lieutt of the ship Guernsey, being the balance of the account.
Minuted:—“Write to Mr Burchett to procure ordrs to the Capt. of ye Guernsey to send up the gold wthin mencond & to cause the same to be paid in to the Mint for her Mats use & to take the officer's rects for his discharge.” 3 pages.
Dec. 31. 102. Certificate of Lord Halifax of the payment of a perpetuity of 5l. 6s. 8d., at the receipt of the Exchequer, to Sir John Cotton, Bart. Dated 31 Dec. 1705. ½ page.
[About
? Dec 31.]
103. An account of levy money for recruiting the men and horses of the foreign troops in her Majesty's pay and in the joint pay of Her Majesty and the States General, which were killed and lost in passing the enemy's lines and at forage, and which died of the common distemper in the campaign 1705, according to the rates allowed by the States General to the troops in their service.
Minuted:—“Read 31st Decr 1705. Speake with ye Duke of Marlborough abt this.” 3 pages.
[1705.] 104. Memorial of Dr Woodroffe to the Ld High Treasurer. It was nearly five years since certain youths of the Greek communion were committed to the doctor to receive such a liberal education in the University as might qualify them as preachers, schoolmasters, or otherwise, in their own country. They were received into the royal protection, and some fund was to be found to maintain ten of them, but it had not been found, and their expenses and education to the value of 1,400l. (except 400l. of the royal bounty) had lain on the doctor, besides what was due for his pains. The doctor was indebted for salt duty to her Majesty about 600l., being proprietor of one of the salt works in Cheshire. Process was stopped for a time, but more Greek youths were sent, and he had not been able to pay the debt. If process should now go out against him he and the good work must be utterly ruined. He offers to have some part of his estate sold, if no other way of supply could be speedily found; as, if he be discountenanced, the honour of the nation and religion must suffer; occasion being thereby given to the scornings and insultings of the enemies of our faith, who are so ready to snatch away the honour of so good a work from us. Undated, but compare a paper dated Nov. 23, 1703, Vol. LXXXVII. 142, when the youths had been three years under the charge of Dr Woodroffe. 1 page.
105. “Timber delivered by the Surveyor Genll of her Majesties Woods, Trent, South, for the service of her Majts navy, in the year 1705, pursuant to her Mats warrants in that behalf,” viz.:
Out of the New Forest, Rockingham Forest, and Bushey Park and Middle Park, at Hampton Court. 1 page.
106. Petition of Mary, Lady Blaney, widow and relict of the Rt Hon. William Lord Blaney, deceased, to the Queen. The petitioner's husband was governor of the town and garrison of Sligo from April 1693 to 1695, and received no pay or reward, although other governors had 20s. a day. Prays, in consequence of the circumstances in which she is left, for an allowance, or for other relief.
[Lord Blainey died 1705.] 1 page.
107. Difference of the establishments of 20,000 men for the years 1704 and 1705.
Also another paper comparing the Portugal establishment of 1704 with that of 1705. 3 pages.
108. A view of the gross produce of her Majesty's revenue in Ireland in the two qrs ending at Lady-day 1705, comparing them with 1705, showing the increase or decrease.
Also for the two quarters ending at Midsummer 1705. Signed “W. Burgh, Accompt Genl.” 2 pages.
109. A computation of the ordinary charge of the Office of Ordnance for land service for the year 1705. 1½ pages.
110. Memoranda as regards the state of the revenue between the years 1703 and 1705. 5½ pages.
111. Imperfect debtor and creditor account of the national revenue and expenses, made up to 8 Nov. 1705. Probably dated at the end of the year 1705. 7 pages or parts of pages. One sheet has had a hole burnt in it.
112. “A list of the officers names and wages in the pen[n]y post office as taxd in ye year 1705.” 1 page.
113. Apportionment of the funds for the service of the year 1705. 1 large sheet, worn through at the folds.
[Between
1705 and
1710.]
114. Representation of George, Bishop of St Davids, to the Lord High Treasurer, against certain allowances made to Mr Jeoffries, a Receiver of the Temporalities. Undated, but George Bull was Bishop from 1705 to 1710. 1 page.
115. A paper as to the deductions from the full pay of Col. Hill's regiment.? End of 1705. 1¼ pages.
116. Thirty-five papers containing proposals to the Ld High Treasurer as to the remittance of moneys for the use of the Government to Holland, New York, Portugal, and Italy, by—
Sir Henry Furnesse,
Sir Jeffrey Jeffryes,
John Mendes da Costa,
N. Tourton, Isaac and G. Guiguer,
Sir Theodore Jansen,
Stephen Evance and Partners,
Mons. Gallatin,
Arthur Moore,
Laurence Galdy & Co.,
Jaques Roussy,
Lullin, Marcet, and John Lambert.
They include some few other papers connected therewith. Dated in the year 1705.
117. Fifteen presentments, accounts, and other papers, of the Comrs for Transportation, viz., Sir Saml Atkinson, Nich. Roope, Esq., and Thomas Colby, appointed to transport Her Majesty's forces to the West Indies during the year 1705.
118. Twenty-five letters of the Comrs of the Navy, mostly addressed to Sir Thomas Littleton, Bart, Treasurer of the Navy, or to Mr Lowndes, on the business of the Navy Office. Dated in the year 1705.
Some few have enclosures.
[These will no doubt be found entered in the Navy Letter Book.]
[? 1705 or
1706.]
119. Petition of the clothiers of the Queen's forces in Portugal and Holland to the Lord High Treasurer. Ten months of off-reckonings were due for clothing the forces in Holland and 12 months in Portugal. Pray payment. Signed by 10 persons. 1 page.
[Between
1705 and
1710.]
120. Draft of warrant, unaddressed, as to certain lands in the Barony of Maginhiny, in the county of Kerry, concerning which Dame Sarah, relict of Daniel Carthy, alias McCarthymore, exhibited a claim on 6 Nov. 14 [Car. II.] It relates to the Manor of Pallace, lands, &c., in Castle lough, Leahard, Calrue, Turpynagh, and Fahy, Aglish, Ballyhabir, Annaghgeile alias Annagh, Balstrasny, and Muckenagh, in the county of Kerry. 5 pages (brief size).