Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Petitions are read and the answers [are endorsed respectively and
severally] on the abstract of them [viz. as follows]
Mr. Blathwayt: [my Lord orders] a warrant for a year [on his
allowance] as was done the last year.
James Hodges : [my Lord orders] 50l. to be given him out of
The Church of Westminster : [my Lord orders] 68l. 6s. 8d. to
them for their fees on the interment of the late King.
Michael Wadding : [my Lord orders him] to be paid 10l. to carry
him to Ireland, but to have no more.
Mr. George Finch : [my Lord orders him] to have a lease of
certain woods near Ilford but [he is] first to reimburse Thomas
Goldstone his charges about obtaining a lease of the same ; to be
adjusted by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Lieut. Col. Dove praying for the taking off of respites : [my Lord
ordered] that all persons applying on such occasions be told that the
power [of taking off such respites] is in the Duke of Marlborough
who is the best judge thereof and my Lord Treasurer takes off no
respites of this year. The last year it could be done by none but
my Lord [Treasurer].
Sir Bevill Granville : [my Lord orders him] to be paid 41l. 9s. 0d.
for the [Exchequer fees and] charges upon receiving 2 years' rent of
Sir Stephen Evance : [my Lord orders] 3000l. to be paid to him
3 weeks hence as in part of 3550l. owing to him for jewels [furnished
for the Queen's service] but no further payment is to be made to
him for jewels unless [the Lord Chamberlain's warrant for same be]
first brought to my Lord to satisfy himself of the value.
The [Master of the] Great Wardrobe : [my Lord orders him] to
have 2000l. on account, to be paid 3 weeks hence.
Treasurer of the Chamber : [my Lord orders] 500l. to him on
account of her Majesty's progress to the Bath.
Likewise 200l. to the Works for the like service.
The Works : [my Lord orders] 146l. 8s. 8d. to them for works to
be done at Kensington.
[The Master of the Great] Wardrobe : [my Lord orders] 111l. to
him for necessaries to be provided for the Queen's progress.
Mr. Thomas Morrice who is to pay [be paymaster of] the Army
designed for Portugal : [my Lord orders him] to be allowed 3l. a day ;
but no more [to be paid on this order] from the time the Establishment
of those Forces shall commence.
Sir Henry Furnese and Mr. Milner's proposal [is read by my Lord]
for bills on Lisbon for 270,000 weighty pieces of Eight, whereof two
thirds at sight and one third at 60 days' sight : all [to be furnished
by them at the exchange rate] of 4s. 6d. per piece of Eight [in return]
for present money. [The said proposal] is accepted and 40,000l.
[is by my Lord ordered] to be paid to them [the proposers] in
[ready] money and the rest by tallies on the Land Tax. My Lord
resolves that if the Land Tax does not pay off those tallies with
interest by the 30th Oct. 1704 then the same shall be made good out
of some other fund : as also that if within 6 weeks' time Sir Henry
Furnese cannot dispose of the said tallies at par my Lord will order
10000l. thereof to be turned into [ready] money for him.
[My Lord orders] 8000l. to be issued to the Cofferer of the Household,
to wit 3471l. 18s. 2½d. to clear the Establishment of the
Household to midsummer last and 4528l. 1s. 9½d. for imprests &c.
[My Lord orders the issue of] 18570l. to the Treasurer of the Navy
out of the money of the surplus of the Malt Duty anno 1702 : [to
be by him applied] for Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Roop to discharge the
freight of 29 ships that went on the late expedition to Spain : and
to be placed to account as part of the charge of the 10000 soldiers
in sea service anno 1702.
[My Lord likewise orders the issue of] 20000l. to the Ordnance out
of the like money as in part of the proportion allotted to the Office
of the Ordnance for the year 1702.
[Likewise the issue of] 2607l. 12s. 1d. to the [Treasurer of the]
Navy out of the funds of this year : [and to be] for Mr. Whitfield
for subsistence to the Marines to Oct. 24 next [and to be accounted
as] part of the charge of 10000 soldiers for sea service for the year
[Likewise my Lord] ordered 20000l. to Mr. Fox on his order for
[subsidies for] Alliances : to be issued out of loans on the coal Duties :
and a further 20000l. out of loans on malt and a further 21500l.
out of loans on this year's Land Tax which are to be made by Sir
Henry Furnese : the [total of the] same [three sums] is to be remitted
to Portugal, for the value of 273333⅓ weighty pieces of Eight a
4s. 6d. each for the items as follows viz. :
to complete 250,000 pieces of Eight for her
Majesty's part of 500,000 pieces of Eight agreed
to be paid for preparations for the Army to act
in Portugal for the first year
for paying so much as shall be due by the Treaty
for the Queen's part of 2 months' advance for
13000 men raised or to be raised in Portugal
Mrs. Magdalen Cunningham [her petition is read and my Lord
orders her] to have 10l. out of secret service money as the Queen's
bounty. Treasury Minute Book XIV, p. 126.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Sir Stephen Evance comes in with a proposal for remitting 100000l.
to Holland. My Lord says there being 3 mails due from Holland
he is unwilling to conclude on this matter ; and therefore directs
that the several proposers [for such exchange remittance] do attend
Mr. Lowndes at the Treasury next Tuesday morning or send their
proposals to him by that time : and that Mr. Lowndes do accept
[the proposal which is] the fairest and most for her Majesty's service.
Petitions are read and my Lord's answers [are endorsed] on the
abstract of them [: to wit as follows]
Mr. Gideon Royer [his petition is read and my Lord orders him]
to have 10l. upon the Queen's warrant, for writing and embellishing
a letter to the Czar of Muscovy.
Mr. Churchill the stationer [his petition is read : and my Lord
orders him] to have 500l. in part of what is due in the Queen's time
[since Her Majesty's accession].
[On the petition of the Master of the Great Wardrobe my Lord
orders] 87l. l1s. l0d. to be paid to the Wardrobe on an estimate for
cleaning and mending tapestry hangings for St. James's.
Robert Alston [his petition is read. My Lord orders him] to have
the watchman's place [London port] now vacant by the death of
one [John] Wakefield.
[On reading her petition my Lord orders] 100l. to be paid to the
widow of Sir Thomas Cuddon out of secret service money as in repayment
of so much advanced by her husband to Col. Philip Howard :
and a warrant is to be prepared on Mr. Taylor's report for issuing
1052l. 4s. 9d. for gratuity and charges to her late husband in receiving
[On reading the Earl of Manchester's petition my Lord Treasurer
orders] a stay till Michaelmas next of the process against the said
Lord on account of his plate [not returned into the Jewel House].
[On reading their petition my Lord orders the] clerks of the Privy
Council to be paid 300l. due on their allowances at Midsummer last
for [their attending] the business of the Commissioners of Trade
[On the petition of the Treasurer of the Chamber my Lord orders
the issue of] 66l. 5s. 0d. to the said Treasurer for the salary and
riding charges due at Midsummer last to Mr. Hallett as one of the
Pages of the Removing Wardrobe.
Charles Palmer [his petition is read and my Lord orders him to
have] 10l. as her Majesty's bounty : but he is to be told he must
follow the Office no more.
My Lord agrees to Mr. How's taking up the last 20000l. of the
100,000l. in tallies on the Subsidies at an interest not exceeding 4
per cent, per annum, and to apply the same (together with the money
of the Subsidies coming to his hands) to the uses following viz.
for pay of the General Officers for 4 months
ending the 24th August 1703 and to be as in
part of 264874l. 10s. 3d. for Guards and
Garrisons for the year 1703
for subsistence [for the Guards and Garrisons]
for 61 days to the 24th Oct. 1703
for the like to the 4 Companies in New York
to the 24th Oct. 1703 (as in part of same)
for subsistence to Lord Lucas's Regiment to
24 Oct. 1703 and to be as in part of
87125l. 10s. 0d. for 10000 soldiers in sea
service anno 1703
Ordered that the 4 Companies at New York be paid their subsistence
notwithstanding Mr. Champante's caveat.
[My Lord orders] Mr. Lowndes to speak with the Comptrollers of
the Accounts relating to the Forces [the Comptrollers of Army
Accounts] and to settle with them what is reasonable to be allowed
for the charge of executing their office. Treasury Minute Book
XIV, p. 127.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord orders the] Commissioners of Excise [on their removing
to their new Office] to pay the rent for Mr. Harvey's house [where
the Excise Office is as present kept] and to dispose of the [lease of]
same in the best manner they can.
[The draft of a] letter to the Lord Chamberlain [to desire him] to
sign a warrant for Mr. Herbert's bills for looking after his late
Majesty's clocks is read and approved.
[The draft of a] letter to the Ordnance to send a memorial of the
value of the brass guns which they are to have from the Commissioners
of Prizes is read and approved.
[The draft of a] letter to the Commissioners of the Navy to cause
18570l. to be paid over to Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Roop for freight due
on the 24 Dec. 1702 of 29 ships that went on the late Expedition to
Spain is read and approved.
[The draft of a] letter referring to the Auditors of Imprests the
account of the Receivers of Prizes to wit to June 24 last is read and
[The draft of 2 letters of direction to the Exchequer for the issue
of] 160l. to Mr. Randue is read and approved [for 2 quarters to Lady
Day 1702 as Housekeeper of Windsor Castle, both sums of 80l. each
to be issued out of the present Queen's Civil List revenues but the
first sum to be on account of William III's arrears].
[The draft of a] letter to the Agents for Taxes to desire them to
acquaint the Receiver of Taxes for London that he must make
weekly payments into the Exchequer is read and approved.
[The like for the draft of a] letter to the Commissioners of the
Revenue in Ireland referring [to them the consideration of] a petition
of William Chartres.
[The like for a draft of a] letter to the Navy Commissioners for
2607l. 12s. 1d. to be paid over by the Navy Treasurer to Mr. Whitfeild
for subsistence to the Marines to 24 Oct. next.
[The like for a draft of a] letter [of direction to the Exchequer for
the issue to] Mr. Wise of 400l. for a quarter on 1600l. per an. [for the
Gardens to wit for a quarter] due 1st August instant.
[My Lord orders the issue of] 15000l. to Mr. Fox for the Augmentation
Troops in Holland : to be issued out of cash in the Exchequer.
[The like for the issue of] 1000l. to Mr. Lowndes for secret service.
[The like for] 2926l. 2s. 1½d. to be issued to the Works for the debt
in that Office for the quarter ended the last of June 1703 and of
1334l. 9s. 1d. for works at Windsor in the same quarter.
[The like for] 306l. to be issued to Mr. Fox on his [money] order for
alliances : [to be] for Lord Portmore and Col. Stanhope as levy
money for a Company to be added to each of their Regiments.
[The like for] 400l. to be issued to the Works for Signor Verrio on
account of his painting the staircase at Windsor.
[My Lord orders Mr. Lowndes to] write to the Customs Commissioners
to dismiss Mr. [John] Massinger for misbehaviour in his
employment [as tide surveyor] at Harwich.
[My Lord orders] 391l. 9s. 11½d. to be issued to the Duke of
Somerset for works done for her Majesty's service in the Mews.
[My Lord orders] Mr. Lowndes to speak to the Agents for Taxes
about Mr. Tayleur's and Mr. Batteley's representation touching
supers on Taxes and to send an account to my Lord Treasurer to
the Bath what directions are necessary to be given by him.
My Lord Treasurer attends the Queen.
The following abstract of papers is read [and the Queen's decisions
thereon as follows are endorsed thereon respectively].
Petition of Col. Phi[lip] Howard praying the Queen's bounty of
100l. to support him till the Queen's return from the Bath. Granted.
Petition of Dame Susanna Meredith praying that since it was
not thought fit that the estate of her son Sir Richard Meredith an
idiot should be granted to Henry and Roger Meredith his brothers
the same may be granted to her and to Philip Skippon and Thomas
Palmer, being near relations and of good estates, to wit during the
life of the said idiot. To be granted to whom the inheritance cannot
go viz herself, Skippon and Palmer.
Petition of the Officers of her Majesty's chapels at Whitehall
and St. James's praying payment of 835l. 14s. 6¼d. for the quarter
on their wages and board wages from Lady day 1702 to Midsummer
1702, the time from which the Establishment commences. Granted.
Petition of the officers of the Works representing that they have
received the Lord Chamberlain's warrant for making some repairs
and alterations in Mr. Nicholas's lodgings in Whitehall and that they
have viewed the same and that they estimate that the works required
and which seem reasonable to be done will amount to 106l. The
Queen does not allow this and will not make any precedent of this
nature for lodgings in Whitehall and makes a standing order to the same
Petition of the Principal Officers of the Ordnance setting forth
their case relating to the executing the place of Master General of
the Ordnance and their demand of the allowance belonging to that
Office [for the period] when there was no Master General appointed :
together with the Attorney General's report thereon who says that
they having executed that office during the vacancy have good
equity to the Queen's favour to retain the salary belonging to the
execution thereof. To be allowed on the Attorney General's Report.
The report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands concerning
several encroachments in St. James's Park : "to be read at large :
the answer as followeth :" The Surveyor General must wait on the
Duke of Buckingham and say that the Queen did give him leave to take
in a ditch and a little beyond a tree so as there might be a straight line
but he has gone further and her Majesty expects that his Grace be content
with what she granted. All other encroachments [referred to] in the
Surveyor General's report are to be redressed as he [the said Surveyor
Mr. Wise's memorial : to be read at large. [The proposed] works
in the Fountain Garden at Hampton Court are respited ; 1500l.
instead of 2000l. is to be now paid.
Petition of Col. Seymour, praying [the Queen's] direction for
plate for his chapel as Governor of Maryland. Ascertain if any such
[plate] was allowed there before : if so [in] whose [possession] it is.
Petition of Mary, widow of Col. Dimock praying some pension
in regard that her husband was a great sufferer by serving Charles I
being then a Colonel of Horse and dying [since] before he could
obtain any recompence : and she being now in a starving condition.
Petition of the Duke of St. Albans shewing that Charles II granted
the Duties on logwood for 21 years from Michaelmas 1683 at the rent
of 5l. per an. [to trustees as] in trust for his mother ; and that the
said king a little before he died had ordered a further lease of
the said Duties for 99 years from the end of that term to be made to
trustees for the better support of him the said Duke although the
same was never passed under seal ; and therefore the petitioner
now prays a grant for a further term therein in regard the lease in
being is near expired. The Queen will give the Duke 1000l. a year
out of this [Logwood Duty fund] during pleasure from the expiration of
the present lease and the Duties themselves are to fall under the management
of the Customs Commissioners. Treasury Minute Book XIV, pp.
Present : Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Lord Treasurer having at his last meeting ordered that proposals
should be received here [at the Treasury Chambers] this day
for remitting 100,000l. to Holland and that the best [tender was to
be] accepted, and it appearing that the proposal of Sir Theodore
Janssen, Sir Stephen Evance and Nicho. Santiny as follows is better
than the proposal of Sir Henry Furnese their proposal is accepted
and agreed to in pursuance of the Lord Treasurer's direction. The
said proposal is as follows viz. to furnish bills for 100,000l. at 10
guilders 10 stivers per £ sterling 25000l. thereof at sight, 25000l.
at 25 days' sight, 50000l. at 45 days' sight. Ibid., p. 130.