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April 1705

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'Minute Book: April 1705', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 102-106. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84805 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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April 1705

April. Nehemiah Arnold [his petition] read 25 April.
Zacha[rius] Alston [the] report [from] Mr. Wise [on his petition is read. My Lord orders him] to be paid by Mr. Lowndes.
Dr. Atterbury : the state of the arrears of First Fruits and Tenths of the Commendams of the bishop of Exeter : Read 28 April.
T 4/16, p. 1.
April [? 4]. Sir Mich[ael] Biddulph. R [the report from the] Agents for Taxes [is read].
April 4. Rebecca Bruges [her petition is] read to the Queen. [The Queen orders her] 20l. by Mr. Nicholas.
John Batche et al. [their petition is read and] R[eferred to the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
Rich[ard] Burrow et al. the R[eport from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners on their petition is read to the Queen]. These Duties are appropriated by Act of Parliament and the Queen cannot dispense with it.
Bathurst and Portman : [their] accounts [referred] to the C[ommissioners of] Prizes : the report of the C[ommissioners] of Prizes [thereon is read] : Agreed.
[Thomas] Burrow and Jamineau, merchants [their petition is read]. My Lord having determined this matter upon a report of the Customs Commissioners doth not think it to alter his resolution thereon. Treasury Book Papers XCIV, 16.
Daniel Brougham : [My Lord reads a] letter [from] Col. Grahme [recommending him]. There is no vacancy at present. When there is my Lord will be ready to oblige him.
Hen[ry] Baker [his memorial for money for Crown law costs is read]. Money has been ordered.
Serjeant Bonython. My Lord being informed that Mr. Bonython hath killed himself my Lord Treasurer directs Mr. Borrett to inquire what interest accrues thereby to her Majesty and to take care thereof. (Mr. Borrett's report hereon read 2 May).
Boteler Sir Phil : [his] letter [is read containing a recommendation] for Daniel Foreman. This place is disposed of.
Joane Barber, administratrix of Lod[owic] Bray [her petition is read. My Lord orders her] 40l. more when there are [in hand any of the late King William III's Civil List] arrears.
Rachel Bennett et al. [their petition is read]. Referred to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
William Bening et al. [their petition is read. My Lord Treasurer orders] these to be paid if there be any money [in the Exchequer from the late King William's Civil List] arrears.
Mar. Browne [petition read]. My Lord can do nothing in this.
Moses Boussac et al. [their petition is read] in behalf of the poorest French refugees. This matter is not properly before my Lord, he gaving nothing to do but to direct the [Queen's bounty] money and his lordship thinks they must apply to the Abp. [Archbishop of Canterbury] and others who have the ordering and direction of the distribution pursuant to the Queen's warrant. Ibid., p. 29.
Barb[ara] Curtis [my Lord reads the] report [from] H. Baker [on her petition and thereon orders her] 10l. out of secret service money [see supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIX, p. 559].
John Crowne [his petition is] read to the Queen 4 April. [The Queen orders him] 50l. [as royal] bounty by the hands of Mr. Nicholas.
The Masters in Chancery [their petition is] read to the Queen 4 April. Respited.
Ral[ph] Cook [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] Attorney General.
The presentment from the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners is read] concerning the officers of the C[ustoms] being beaten on the Scotch borders. [My Lord orders it] to be laid before the Queen in Council.
The report from the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners is read] touching the sale of the wines taken prize by the Devoreux galley. [My Lord] agreed [thereto] provided the appropriated Duties be not lessened.
Lord Coningsby's memorial [is read] in behalf of the three Regiments coming from Ireland. [My Lord reads the] report [thereon from] Mr. Pauncefort. Agreed : but the exchange [rate between English and Irish moneys is] to be first adjusted and deducted.
William Clayton [his petition is read and] ref[erred] to the officers of the Board of Greencloth.
[My Lords reads the] Chelsea Hospital list of outpensioners. See what money remains of the 5000l. for Invalids or of any other money that may be applied to this use and especially of the 30 per cent. saved on the money for the New York Forces [or by the Act 2-3 Anne c. 17]. Ibid., p. 59.
Dor[othy] Dike [her petition is] read to the Q[ueen] 4 April 1705. The Queen will not grant a pension.
Douglass And. Capt. [the petition of Capt. Andrew Douglass is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Prizes.
Agnes Dicconson et al. the report [of the] Att[orney General is read] Mr. Att[orney General] is to proceed according to her advice unless Roger Dicconson do produce the deed of settlement which he pretends to have in his hands.
Robert Driver [his petition is read. In reward for his discoveries of timber in Rockingham Forest the Queen or my Lord Treasurer orders him] 100l. by the letters patent [dormant of 19 March 1701-2 for Exchequer issues].
Ed. Douglas [his petition is read and] ref[erred] to the Auditors [of Imprests]. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 24.
Datchet Ferry and old stables at Windsor : the rep[ort from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands is read and my Lord] agreed to every part of this report and the bills on the pay Office [of Works] (being first examined) are to be satisfied out of money due "from the past profits of the Treasury." Ibid., p. 79.
Col. Elliott [his petition is read and] ref[erred to] Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] and Mr. Fox [Paymaster General of the Forces abroad]. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 30.
Michael East [his petition is] read 28 April 1705. Ibid., p. 95.
Widow Eliza Houston [her petition is] read to the Q[ueen, who thereupon ordered her] to be paid 20l. [as royal] bounty by [the hands of] Mr. Nicholas.
Lord Herbert [his petition is] read to the Q[ueen]. The Q. leaves it to my Lord Treasurer to do in this [matter] as he shall think fit.
Nicholas Harold [his letter] to Mr. Speaker [of the House of Commons is read] relating to the Q[ueen's] title to a part of Sir Maurice Eustace's estate. Mr. Att[orney General] says there is a saving for the Queen's right (if she have any) in the bill, so she can receive no prejudice.
William Holbech [his petition is read]. He is to go down to attend and give information and assistance to the [Assessment] Commissioners ; and Mr. Taylour is to pay him 30l. for his past attendance and this journey. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 18.
Robert Hart [his] memorial [is read] relating to taxes stopped [by him] out of small pensions [payable] to the clergy in Durham. My Lord [Treasurer] will speak with Mr. Att[orney General about this] when he comes next [to the Treasury]. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 61.
The Principal [of] Hart Hall, Oxford : see infra p. 106 under Thornton William. Treasury Board Papers XCIII, 100.
John Hoskin and Hen. Chubb : the report from the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands on their petition is read]. Agreed pront the report.
Sara Hubbard [her petition is read]. She must apply to the [Board of] Greencloth. T. 4/16, p. 149.
The report [from the] D[uke of] Ormonde [as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on the petition of the] clergy of Ireland [is read. The Queen will declare her pleasure in some short time. Read to the Queen 4 April 1705. Ibid., p. 171.
Dame Eliza[beth] Lawson [her petition is read and] ref[erred to the] Att[orney] Gen[eral]. Ibid., p. 189.
Ann de la Meloniere [petition is] read to the Q[ueen and is by her Majesty] ref[erred] to the D[uke] of Ormonde.
Sir Winwood Mowat [his petition is] read to the Q[ueen], The Queen will not increase this pension.
The rep[ort from the Principal] Officers of the Mint [on the petition from the] Moneyers is read and approved. There is no want of copper money in any part of England at present and when there is my Lord will pursue this method. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 8.
[The] r[eport from Sir] C. Hedges [on the petition of] Rich. Maundrell. Ref[er] this first to the Att[orney General for the point of law and afterwards to the C[ommissioners of the] Vict[ualling].
Tho. Morice [his] letter [is read]. Write to Mr. Morice that my Lord is very sensible of his good service in Portugal and is made so [sensible thereof] by my Lord Galway and the [English] Ambassador [in Portugal] and that he will use his endeavours with the Queen at his return to provide for him ; and [meanwhile] desires him to continue his correspondence with Mr. L[owndes].
Sir David Mitchell [his petition is read. My Lord orders him] 500l. as last year. Ibid., p. 209.
John Nedham [his petition is read and] ref[erred] to Mr. Shales.
Major [Edward] Nott [his petition is read]. There was a resolution taken and entered [in the Treasury Books] on the last payment of this kind that no like favour of this kind should be granted [in future]. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 27.
[The petition from the Assessment] Com[missioners for the county of] Nottingham [is read and] ref[erred] to the Agents [for Taxes] to state the case with their opinion.
The letter [from the] Navy C[ommissioners is read] relating to Sir R. Haddock et al. My Lord [Treasurer] concurs therewith. Ibid., p. 229.
The Duke of Ormonde [his memorial praying] 200l. for [Capt.] Fran[cis] Nevill [for surveying for the making a canal from Lough Neagh to Newry is] read to the Q[ueen] the 4th April 1705. [The Queen ordered] a warrant to be prepared.
[The like from the said Duke] for 150l. per an. pension to Mr. Walker is read. Ditto. [The like minute.]
[The like from the said Duke] for 50l. per an. pension to the widow of Col. Legg [is read]. Ditto. [The like minute for preparation of a warrant for] 50l. a year [payable on the Establishment of or] in Ireland.
The report [from] H[enry] Baker [on the petition of] Allen Olive [is read. My Lord orders] the remainder of the Queen's part to be discharged [on condition of] the petitioner paying the 29l. 11s. 8d. expended in the prosecution. Ibid., p. 251.
The report [from the] D[uke of] Ormonde [on the petition from the] Lord Primate of Ireland is read to the Queen on the 4th April 1705. [The Queen ordered] a warrant to be prepared.
Guy Palmes [his petition is read]. To be read when Mr. Att[orney General] is here. Speak with Mr. Palmes.
The Parliament Office : the estimate for the repairs [thereof is read and] ref[erred to the Principal] Officers of the Works. Ibid., p. 267.
Lord Rockingham [his petition is] read to the Queen. [Her Majesty orders a] letter to the Auditor [of Crown Lands for the County of Surrey etc.] to transmit hither [to the Treasury] a perfect state of the produce of the [Crown] land revenue in Surrey and Sussex and of the annual or other charge thereupon.
Nicho. Ryall [his petition is read. He is] ordered to have 10l. a year.
John Richardson [his petition is read]. If he has not misbehaved himself he may apply again to the C[ommissioners of] Ex[cise].
Hen. Roden [his petition is read]. He may apply if he pleases to the C[ommissioners of] C[ustoms]. Ibid., p. 283.
Sir Gabriel De Sylvius [his] widow [her petition is] read to the Queen 4 April 1705. The Queen doth not think fit to settle a pension but will give her 100l. by the hands of Mr. Nicholas.
The Earl of Sussex and his wife [their petition is] read to the Queen the 4th of April 1705. [The Queen orders the Lord Treasurer to] remit all but 200l.
For the rep[ort from the Principal] Off[icers of the] Mint [on the petition of] William Shepard et al. see the minute under Moneyers supra p. 104.
Sarah Sell widow [her petition is read and] ref[erred to] Mr. Vanbrugh. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 136.
William Stewart [his petition is read]. My Lord leaves him to the order of the C[ommissioners of the] C[ustoms].
Sar[ah] Stephens [her petition is read]. She must apply to the Navy Board if she has any just ground.
Jane Spearman [her petition is read]. Matters of this nature are to be determined by the C[ommissioners] of Prizes. Ibid., p. 299.
Nahum Tate [the Poet Laureate, his petition is] read to the Queen the 4 April 1705. [The Queen orders him] 50l. bounty by the hands of Mr. Nicholas.
Steph[en] Thompson [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] C[ustoms].
William Thornton, the Principal of Hart Hall Oxford his response to Auditor Parsons [is read]. Direct the Auditor not to intermeddle with the receipt or payment of this mo[ney] but to leave it to the Receiver [of Crown Lands for the County in question] whose duty it is ; and upon good vouchers the auditor is to allow his payments. Treasury Board Papers XCIII, 100.
John Tamblyn et al., tinners in Cornwall [their petition is read]. Query whether their petition hath not been formerly referred.
Capt. Ed. Tynte [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] Principal C[ommissioners of] Prizes.
Cha. Tockfeild [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] C[ustoms]. T 4/16, p. 313.
John Verdin [his petition is read]. My Lord cannot advise the remitting the Queen's part. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 22.
Hen. Veran [his petition is read and] dismissed.
Ja. Vernon [his] letter [is] read.
Capt. Rich. Upton [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] C[ustoms]. Ibid., pp. 327, 329.
Tho. Whitley [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] Agents for Taxes.
The inhabitants of Westminster [their petition] for a door into the Park is read to the Queen the 4th of April. Respited till Mr. Boyle [Chancellor of the Exchequer] waits on the Queen.
Lady Wal[de]grave [her petition is read. The Queen orders a] warrant [for] one year to be forthwith paid.
Tho. Wolstenholme [his petition is] read 25 April 1705.
The Governor and Guardians [of the] Workhouse in Dublin [their petition is read and] ref[erred to the] L[ord] L[ieutenant] of Ireland. Ibid., p. 343.
Geo. Yeo [his petition is read as to his claim on the ship Pearl and the cargo thereof]. Send these papers to the Queen's Proctor.
Widow Yates [her petition is read]. To be paid one year when there is money [in the Exchequer arising from the Civil List revenue arrears of the late King William applicable] for such arrears. Ibid., p. 367.


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