Minute Book
March 1705

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1938

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'Minute Book: March 1705', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 19: 1704-1705 (1938), pp. 73-78. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84531 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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March 1705

March 1 Present : ut supra.
Mr. How is called in and on his memorial of this day [desiring money for the Guards and Garrisons] my Lord Treasurer ordered 14,101l. 16s. 4d. [to be issued to him] out of loans [on the Land Tax for the year 1705 as soon as money comes in :
and 66l. 6s. 4d. for the respits of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers : out of money in his [How's] hands which he received for the service of the year 1703 for Guards and Garrisons :
and 271l. 1s. 4d. for respits on Mordant's Regiment: out of money in his hands which he received for the service of the year 1704 for the like :
and 3650l. for the four Companies at New York : out of money issued for service of the year 1705.
[Write] to Sir Thomas Littleton to take up 100,000l. at 5 per cent. per an. on the Land Tax tallies forming part of 300,000l. in his hands for the [Naval] service of the year 1705 : the said interest to commence from the time he receives the money, and my Lord Treasurer will endorse the orders [to make them bear interest] accordingly. This 100,000l. is to be applied to the head of Wages :
And [further my Lord doth] direct that the six weeks' bounty money ordered by her Majesty be satisfied out of the money supplied and to be supplied for Wages.
Issue to Mr. Fox [for the Forces abroad] the sum resting in the Exchequer out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 : to be as in part of 61,604l. 5s. 5¼d. for a month's subsistence and pay to the 40,000 men to the 23 April next as by his [Fox's] memorial of this day. Ibid., p. 56.
March 2 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
My Lord [Treasurer says that he] will in 14 days' time pay Sir Henry Furnese for 50,000 crowns by him remitted to Hamburg for the King of Denmark as in part of the [subsidy] arrear due to the said King. Ibid., p. 57.
March 6 forenoon.
Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
The Customs Commissioners are to attend to-morrow at six in the afternoon.
Sir Thomas Frankland is to attend next Friday morning. The Auditors [of Imprests are] to attend then.
[My Lord directs the issue to William Lowndes of] 1500l. for secret service. Ibid., p. 58.
March 16 forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord Treasurer directs] 20,000l. to be issued to Mr. Fox [as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] on his order for 65,000l. as the Queen's bounty to the Land Forces who behaved themselves so gallantly in Germany the last campaign : to be issued out of loans [on the Land Tax anno 1705].
[My Lord directs] 588l. 12s. 7½d. to be issued to Mr. How [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons and of Chelsea Hospital] out of any funds of the year 1703 in the Exchequer or when such money comes in : and is to clear the accounts of the Hospital [at Chelsea] for the year 1703 as by his memorial.
As to the three West India Regiments my Lord orders, on Mr. How's memorial, that if the muster rolls are brought in the offreckonings be paid as usually.
Issue to the Navy, out of loans on the Two Thirds Subsidy anno 1705, the sum of 132,356l. for Wear and Tear, being intended to pay the Course for three months to the end of April 1704 :
and 5000l. out of same for Wear and Tear, being intended for imprests and bills of exchange.
Direct the Navy Commissioners to cause 799l. 8s. 0d. (ordered by his Royal Highness [the Lord Admiral] to such Captains of the Fleet as were out of employment last year) to be satisfied out of any money in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy for Wages.
[My Lord directs] 5000l. out of Civil List money to Mr. Aynstys to buy tin.
The Duke of Marlborough comes in.
[My Lord directs] 208l. 5s. 8d. to Mr. Sweet for losses when taken prisoner : to be paid to the Earl of Ranelagh for him out of any unappropriated money. Mr. St. John [the Secretary at War] is to prepare a royal warrant for this payment.
Mr. St. John, Mr. Fox and Mr. Cardonel are called in. The paper of articles relating to the army in Portugal is read and the answers [of my Lord Treasurer thereto are entered in the margin] against each article.
Mr. St. John's representation for replacing the Regiment late of Lord Lucas (put on the Portugal Establishment) is approved. He will prepare the necessary warrants.
Mrs. Bebington's 100l. a year lately placed [charged] on the [salary of the] Governor of Berwick is to be replaced on the Contingencies for the Guards and Garrisons.
Col. Macarty's Regiment is to be paid from 20th April, 1704, according to the Muster taken in Holland upon their landing.
[Send written instructions] to Mr. Fox and Mr. How to putt no more money into the hands of Mr. Brerewood for the Regiments of which he is agent.
[My Lord orders] 20,000l. out of loans, anno 1705, to be issued to Mr. Fox [for the Forces abroad] in further part of the Queen's bounty of 65,000l. [to the Land Forces and Artillery Train].
[Likewise] 7582l. 6s. 0d. out of loans on the One Third Subsidy, anno 1704, to be issued to Mr. Fox on his order for the Augmentation Troops, anno 1704, to clear the four English Regiments forming part of the 10,000 Augmentation Troops from 1704 April 25 to Oct. 24 according to the Establishment and the Muster rolls.
[Likewise] 11,117l. 3s. 55. more to same out of same on the same order to complete 14,260l. for bread waggons, recruits and extraordinaries for the Augmentation Troops, anno 1704.
[Likewise] 25,000l. to same out of loans in the Exchequer [and is] for Monsieur Machado for furnishing bread and bread waggons anno 1705.
Give notice [in the Gazette and on the Exchequer door] that my Lord Treasurer will receive proposals for remitting 50,000l. to Turin by bills at 60 days after date [in return] for ready money to be paid here. The proposals to be brought sealed on Tuesday morning. Treasury Minute Book XV, pp. 59-60.
Eodem die afternoon Present : ut supra.
The Auditors of Imprests and the Earl of Ranelagh are called in. The Auditor's state of the said Earl's account to Xmas 1702 [as late Paymaster of the Forces] is read. The [Lord Treasurer directs that the] Earl is to give to him [the Auditor] a particular account shewing at what rates all the remittances were made during the whole time of his accounts ; and is to produce his warrants for the rates according to which the payments were to be made abroad. His Lordship [Ranelagh] is to have a copy of this state and [is to] produce the vouchers there noted to be wanting and is to give the auditors satisfaction in every particular.
Mr. Blathwayte is to attend on Monday morning.
[My Lord Treasurer reads a paper of presentments from the Customs Commissioners and orders that] Thomas Reynolds a tidesman in fee is to be the coastwaiter and the rest of the presentments to stand. Ibid., p. 61.
March 19 forenoon.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
[My Lord directs] 11,000l. out of the funds in the Exchequer, anno 1705, to be issued to Mr. Nuting in further part of 60,000l. : the same being intended for two months' imprests, bedding and other necessaries for 5000 men to go aboard the Fleet.
[Likewise] 12,331l. 0s. 1d. and 2942l. [to be issued to Mr. How for the Guards and Garrisons] on his memorial of this day : to be issued out of same. Ibid., p. 62.
March 20 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
[My Lord directs] 1500l. to the Cofferer to pay custom and freight of wine [for the use of her Majesty and Household].
[Send word] to the Agents of Taxes to attend to-morrow afternoon : and the [Treasury] doors to be shut.
Ordered that Mr. Fox do procure 23,437l. 3s. 2½d. to be advanced on the orders and tallies in his hands on the Land Tax anno 1704, for the like sum [and the same is to be borrowed] at 5 per cent. from the time the money is advanced : for which [allowance of interest] the Lord Treasurer will endorse the orders : and he is to apply the said sum towards 31,961l. 19s. 8d. for clearings of the 40,000 men to the 24th Oct. 1704 : but in the first place he is to pay out of the said 23,437l. 3s. 2½d. the sum of 5810l. 4s. ll½d. to complete 40,000l. allowed on the Establishment for the 40,000 men, anno 1704, for bread waggons, recruits and extraordinaries to the foreigners [composing part of said 40,000 men].
My Lord directed issues to Mr. Fox as follows viz. : 58,049l. 12s. 5¼d. in money out of the loans now in the Exchequer and 58,049l. 12s. 6d. (making together 116,099l. 4s. 11¼d.) by tallies and orders for loans to be made by said Fox on the Land Tax anno 1705 : and is to be for 61 days' subsistence for the Subject [British] Troops forming part of said 40,000 men to wit from 24 April 1705 to 23 June 1705, to wit 53,845l. 13s. 0¾d. and for 61 days' full pay to the Foreign Forces [composing the remainder of said 40,000 men] for same time to wit 62,253l. 11s. 10½d.
[Likewise] 11,971l. 4s. 0¼d. in money out of loans now in the Exchequer and 11,971l. 4s. 0d. by tallies and orders on the Land Tax [for loans to be procured by said Fox himself thereon] ut supra (making in all 23,942l. 8s. 0¼d.), and is to be for the like subsistence for the 10,000 Augmentation Troops.
[Likewise] 9996l. 12s. 11d. in money out of loans now in the Exchequer and 40,000l. in tallies and orders on the Land Tax [for loans to be procured thereon by said Fox himself] ut supra making in all 49,996l. 12s. 11d., and is to be for the Portugal services as by said Mr. Foxe's memorial of this day.
[Likewise] 6974l. 12s. 8d. out of loans in the Exchequer for services as follows on his [Fox's] memorial of this day viz. 1608l. 7s. 4d. for Major General Harvey's Regiment ; 1400l. for Col. Stanhope's Regiment ; 654l. 5s. 4d. for the Apothecary [to the Forces] ; 2664l. for buying and maintaining horses in Ireland for Port[ugal] service ; 648l. for levy money for 324 men towards the 5000 men for sea service.
The proposers for remittance [of 50,000l.] for Savoy will be here again on Friday morning. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 63.
March 21. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Agents for Taxes are called in. The report and papers concerning Sir Hugh Everard are read. My Lord thinks there is little in the second article concerning Bocking or in the third concerning the Deputy Mayor ; but it was a fault [? in the Receiver] to desire my Lord's consent for the two first quarters to be paid at once against the Act. Nevertheless, the Agents saying that he makes good payments and gives good security my Lord Treasurer doth not think fit to remove him at this time.
Reports and petitions are read and [my Lord's] answers and decisions are margined or endorsed thereupon]. Ibid., p. 64.
March 23 forenoon. Present : ut supra.
The Duke of Marlborough comes in and Mr. St. John.
[My Lord Treasurer discourses them and orders that] the charge of 11 additional men to each of the 12 Companies for [the Regiment of] Handasyde is to be defrayed by an abatement in the numbers of Col. Livesay's Regiment proportionable to the increase in Col. Handasyde's.
The petition of Col. Anthony Morgan, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Wight, for an additional pay of 6s. to make 10s. a day is referred to Mr. St. John : but the Queen is always to have the nomination of this Lieutenant Governor.
The report concerning Col. Rivers's Regiment with the account (on which there is a balance of 2307l. 5s. 11d.) is agreed to. This balance is to be paid to Mr. How out of the money [of army votes] anno 1703.
Other reports [relating to Regimental accounts] are read and the answers [and decisions of the Lord Treasurer are endorsed or margined] on them.
[My Lord directs the] issue to Mr. Fox of 25,000l. to complete 65,000l. for the [Queen's] Bounty to the Land Forces and [Artillery] Train : to be issued out of loans made and to be made on the Low Wine Act.
The Queen will restore to the Master of the Rolls the custody of the Castle of Flint.
My Lord Treasurer having considered the several proposals for remittances to Turin is pleased to agree to the proposal of Sir Theodore Janssen as most for her Majesty's service viz. to give bills for Turin for 50,000l. payable at 60 days after date at 59d. [sterling] per crown of 82 sols each, money of Piedmont. Ibid., p. 65. Disposition Book XVII, p. 222.
March 26 forenoon. Present: ut supra.
[Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of] 5600l. out of loans on the Land Tax [anno 1705 and is intended] for four months to April 30 next for subsisting prisoners of war : also 2650l. for the charge of conducting French prisoners to Nottingham and Lichfield [and is to be charged as] for Sick and Wounded, viz. three fifths thereof to the head of Wages and two fifths to the head of Victualling.
[Send word] to the Attorney General to call [here] on Wednesday morning about Col. Griffith's grant. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 66. Disposition Book XVII, p. 223.
March 27 forenoon
at my Lord Treasurer's house.
Present : ut supra.
Petitions are read and minutes [of my Lords' decisions thereupon] are taken [and endorsed or margined] upon them.
Sir Theodore Janssen presents a proposal for remittances for the Duke of Savoy : to wit for six months from date hereof to furnish a credit for 100,000 crowns viz. 50,000 crowns for Turin and 50,000 crowns for Genoa whenever required within the said six months : to be [re-]paid here after the rate of 60 pence per crown of 82 sols of Piedmont within two months after the money is paid in Genoa or Turin.
My Lord Treasurer approves thereof. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 67.
March 28 forenoon.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
Order for the issue of 50,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy, whereof 27,280l. 5s. 4½d. out of loans on low wines anno 1705 ; 7950l. 0s. 6½d. out of loans on Malt anno 1705 ; and 14,769l. 14s. 1d. out of loans on Land Tax anno 1705 ; and is intended for the Victualling in part of 142111l. 2s. 6d. for three months on the Victualling course to 1704 April 30.
Order for the issue of 26,222l. 4s. 5d. to Mr. Fox, whereof 10,000l. out of loans on the Land Tax anno 1705 and 16,222l. 4s. 5d. out of loans on the same Tax to be made by Sir Theodore Johnson [Janssen], for which [loans] he will have tallies and orders. The said sum is intended as in further part of 160,000l. for the Duke of Savoy anno 1705 for which Sir Theodore Johnson [Janssen] will give to Mr. Fox bills for 106,6662/3 crowns at 82 sols each money of Piedmont at 60 days from Friday last the 23rd inst. at the rate of 59d. English [per crown]. Ibid., p. 68. Disposition Book XVII, p. 224.
March 29. Present : Lord Treasurer.
Reports and petitions are read [and my Lord's decisions and answers are endorsed or margined thereupon].
[Order for the issue to William Lowndes of] 2000l. for Secret Service. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 69.
March 30 forenoon. Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Order for the issue of] 2000l. to the Cofferer upon account for advances to several persons that are to attend her Majesty to Newmarket [viz. such] as the Board of Greencloth shall direct.
The Attorney General comes in and Col. Griffith is called in. The Attorney General's report is read relating to a grant prayed by the said Colonel of certain lands in Ireland vested in the Crown by the rebellion of 1641. My Lord Treasurer observes from the report that the Queen is but a royal trustee for the uses mentioned in the Acts of Settlement and Explanation and that though the times limited by those Acts for executing the powers thereof are long since expired yet the persons who were intended to be provided for thereby have an equity and it would be very hard for the Crown to grant these forfeited lands to any others.
Mr. Griffith says he has sent to Ireland to buy in the titles of persons claiming on account of deficiencies.
The Attorney General says if he doth that he sees no objection to the passing the grant, because though there be not enough to satisfy all the deficiencies yet the Queen may prefer whom she pleases of them.
My Lord Treasurer thinks nothing further can be done until it be certified from Ireland that Mr. Griffith has bought in deficiencies to the value of the grant desired.
My Lord speaks to the Attorney General about his report upon a petition of Sir James Smith, Mr. Milman and other creditors of the late Lord Griffin praying a lease of part of his forfeited estate called Braybrooke.
The Attorney General says that since he made that report Colonel Griffin, son to the said late Lord Griffin, who likewise prays a lease of the said estate, has been with him and says that the said creditors and he are like to come to an agreement and hopes, if so, that he may be preferred in taking the said lease.
The case of the Lady Essex Griffin is likewise read, praying a lease of the said Lordship of Braybrooke.
Upon [consideration of] the whole [my Lord Treasurer] resolved that he will move the Queen to grant 100l. a year to Lady Essex Griffin out of the said forfeited estate during so long time as it shall continue in her Majesty's hands : that the profits of the estate (over and above what is already charged thereon by privy seal) shall be paid into the Exchequer and remain there from time to time for her Majesty's disposal ; and if Col. Griffin and the said Smith and Milman &c. have anything to offer they must bring their proposals in writing and his Lordship will consider of them.
[My Lord ordered] 8000l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy for the ordinary of the Navy : out of loans on Low Wines &c.
[My Lord orders] a warrant to be prepared for a grant of Woodstock to the Duke of Marlborough and his heirs pursuant to the Act of Parliament in that behalf. Ibid., pp. 70-1. Disposition Book XVII, p. 226-7.


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