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'Minute Book: June 1705', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 124-135. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84807 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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June 1705

June. Cha. Aldworth [his petition is read]. Ref[erred] to the Postmasters General. [June 6. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 101].
John Asgill [his petition is read. My Lord orders] a caveat to be entered.
[My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of the] Victualling on the letter signed A. B. ut supra p. 107. Shew this to A. B. if he appears. [June 12. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 109].
Sub. Almoner [his petition is read]. To be paid when there is money of arrears [in the Exchequer from the late King William's Civil List revenue].
Gab[rie]l Armiger. [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from] H. Baker [on said Armiger's petition]. Referred to the Agents [for Taxes] to consider and report whether they think it reasonable to pay the remainder of this bill.
Cha. Asgill : [his petition is read]. Rejected.
[My Lord reads] Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral's] opinion about imprest [money] repaid by Mr. Povey. [My Lord orders] a letter for issuing the within mentioned money to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Sick and Wounded, taking care to reserve so much as will satisfy all demands due on account of Sick and Wounded in the late war.
Sus. Arnold [her petition is] read to the Queen 19 June 1705. [Her Majesty orders] 30l. a year to be paid to Mr. N. Arnold for her maintenance and education : [to be paid] per Mr. Nicholas. [June 19. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 73]. Ibid., pp. 1-2.
Ben Bynes [his petition is read]. Rejected.
Mr. Blathwayt [his] rep[ort is read] on several papers from [the Principal] C[ommissioners of] Prizes relating to prizes carried into the West Indies &c. Write to Mr. Burchett [the Secretary of the Admiralty] to move his Royal Highness to give instructions accordingly viz. that the Commanders of the ships of war bound to America do not dispose (at their own will) of the prizes they shall take but submit themselves to the Courts of Admiralty there and to the Agents of the C[ommissioners of] Prizes and in cases of dispute or of wrong supposed to be done them to apply themselves to her Majesty's Governors, from whom (in default of redress) they may appeal to her Majesty here.
The like as to the Courts of Admiralty there who do take upon them to dispose unduely of the prizes
[and inform them] that they may be displaced upon just complaints from the respective Agents [for prizes].
Intimate this to the [Principal] C[ommissioners of] Prizes and send them a copy of the whole [correspondence].
The C[ommissioners of] Prizes must do their best to find proper Agents in the West Indies.
A table of fees and other charges incident to an Admiralty process and otherwise relating to captures [is] to be made here and established in the Plantations [according] to which the Agents abroad may regulate themselves. And her Majesty's pleasure [is] to be signified to the several Attorneys [General], Advocate General and the Queen's Counsel that they conform themselves to such Regulation [of fees &c.]
The like [notice &c.] to the Courts of Admiralty in the Plantations. Approved.
Circular letters to be sent by her Majesty to the several Governors that they do all that in them lies to remedy these abuses ; that there be due and regular prosecutions and that everything else be performed in conformity to her Majesty's Declarations relating to captures at sea and the laws of those Plantations ; and that such Governors be obliged to give an account to her Majesty of all proceedings relating thereunto within their Government
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Ann Bridges, widow [her petition is read]. Ref[erred to] Mr. Blathwayt.
Capt. Biron [his petition is read]. See what was done in the former cases and this to be done in like manner.
[The] D[uke of] Bolton, Bailiff of Burley in New Forest [his petition is read]. My Lord Treasurer directs that a purveyor of the Navy together with such person as the D. of Bolton shall nominate shall make a new valuation.
Geo. Bodington et al., owners of the ship Asia [their petition is read]. He must be paid the rest of his bill in course according to the rule established for the Transport service.
William Borrett [his] memorial [is read] rel[ating] to Richard Tailour, late Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets. Sell as soon as may be for the most [that] can be gotten.
Ed. Bradley [his petition is read. My Lord orders him] 2l. as a bounty and [he is] to be recommended to the Governors of Chelsea Hospital.
Richard [Bynns] and Ann Bynns [their petition is] read to the Queen 19 June 1705. The Queen is not pleased to grant their petition because of the consequence.
John Baskett [his petition is read]. Disapproved.
Lord Bergavenny his letter pro Mr. Merrick [is read]. Put my Lord [Treasurer] in mind of him when there is a proper occasion.
Ed. Bathurst [his petition is read]. R[eferred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Ditto et al. [their petition is read]. R[eferred to the] C[ustoms C[ommissioners]. Ibid., pp. 30-31.
John Child [his petition is read]. R[eferred to the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
Coal traders between Newcastle and London [their petition is read]. R[eferred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
[A petition is read from the] creditors of Cha[rles], Ja[mes] and Richard Hoare. Rejected.
The Clothiers of the Forces in Portugal : the report [from] Mr. Pauncefort [on their petition is read]. Send a copy of this to Mr. Morrice and let him know that my Lord is uneasy and unwilling to do anything in this till the muster rolls are returned : and therefore desire him [Morrice] to get them despatched.
Geo. Cholmondeley [his petition is read]. Let the lease be prepared according to the report from the Surveyor [General of Crown Lands].
Brigadier Hen. Conyngham [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
The Deputy Chamberlains [of the Exchequer their petition is read praying] for a reward for joining tallies &c. from Michaelmas 1704 to Easter 1705. [My Lord orders] a warrant as usual.
Capt. Cha. Copsey [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
Sir Rich. Cox, Lord Chancellor of Ireland : the report from the D[uke] of Ormonde [on his petition is read. My Lord Treasurer orders preparation of] a sign manual.
Ja. Crofton his petition is read. Dismiss the petition.
Lieut. Cha. Congreve : the report [from] Messrs. How [the Paymaster General of Guards &c] and St. John [the Secretary at War] on said Congreve's petition [is read. My Lord thereupon] ordered [payment] and a warrant to be prepared accordingly.
William Churchill [his petition is read]. To be considered when there is [in the Exchequer any] money of [the late King William's Civil List revenue] arrears.
Ad[am] Cardonnell [his] letter [is read] pro Tho. Rowe. To be brought in [again] when there is a vacancy. T 4/16, p. 60.
Officers of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons : the report [from the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts is read on their petition. The report is] approved.
John Dennis [his petition is read] for Ja. Grant to be his deputy. R[eferred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
The inhabitants of Drury Lane [in the] parish [of] St. Martins [in the Fields] pray her Majesty's benevolence towards their charge in fitting up a chapel of ease in Russell Court : read to the Queen 19 June 1705. Her Majesty is inclined to give 100l. : but see first whether the works be completed by the inhabitants. [June 19. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 106].
Sir Ed. Dering [his petition is] read to the Queen 19 June 1705. If anything happens that is proper for him my Lord is to be put in mind.
Memorial pro masters of Dutch ships which transported English Forces from Holland to Portugal. Referred to the C[ommissioners of] Transports.
Mr. Dormer [his] letter [is read] in behalf of William Ray. Recommend him to the C[ommissioners of] Stamp Duties.
Widow Mary Davenport et al. the rep[ort from the] E[arl of] Ranelagh [on their petition] is read. My Lord [Treasurer] can do nothing in this till the Earl of Ranelagh's accounts of the [Chelsea] Hospital are past.
Chris. Desborow [his petition is read]. Send this to the C[ommissioners] of the Stamp Duties.
John Diplock. See Sir Tho. Pelham infra p. 153.
Capt. D'orgeval [his petition is read]. These pensions ceased with the last war and nothing is due.
Dickinson's estate see London bishop infra p. 144.
Sir Pat Dunn. He must make a petition which must be referred to the D[uke] of Ormonde. Ibid., p. 79.
The Countess of Essex [her petition is read]. If Major Christian be dead Richd. Cartwright [is] to have his place.
Lord Eure [his petition is read]. To be laid before the Queen. [June 1. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 89].
Emmett and London [the] clothiers [of] Fox's Regiment : the report [from] Mr. Whitfeild [on their petition is read]. As soon as the muster rolls mentioned in the report are returned my Lord will order [payment of] the clearings, out of which the petitioners may be paid ; but till then my Lord doth not know what is due or how much may be duly paid.
Lord Eure [his petition] read to the Q[ueen] 19 June 1705. [Her Majesty ordered him] 100l. out of secret service money. Ibid., p. 95.
Laur[ence] Franklin [his petition is read.] My Lord orders him] "to have 60l. out of secret service mo[ney] and the hawks." [June 13. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 86].
Hugh [Fortescue] and John Fortescue [their] letters [are read] relative to [the] surveyorship of Bideford [port]. [My Lord orders the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] to suspend issuing any deputations on the within mentioned warrant till they hear further from my Lord.
Hugh Fortescue [his] letter [is read]. My Lord will speak with the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] about this at their first attendance.
William Ford [his petition is read]. Granted if [the place be] void and not granted already. Ibid., p. 113.
Capt. De Gualy and Lieut. Desodes : [my Lord reads their reply to the] report [from] Lord Coningsby [on their petition]. Shew this to Lord Coningsby. If the men are here the reason for doing this has ceased.
Capt. Robt. Gardiner : [my Lord reads the] report [from the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts on his petition] rel[ating] to Handaside's and Livesay's Regiments. This report is approved.
Sir Bev[ill] Granville : [The] report [from the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts on his petition is] approved.
Robt. Guy [his petition is read and] rejected.
The Commissioners for Greenwich Hospital : the report [from] Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral on their petition is] read 19 June 1705. [Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 110].
Widow Lucy Goodwin [her petition is] read 19 June 1705.
Lady Essex Griffin [her petition is read. My Lord orders] a privy seal for 100l. a year out of the Lord Griffin's estate.
Jer[emiah] Garrard, Secretary to the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded [his petition is read]. The accounts ought to have been made up yearly. The office is [at an end or] determined and there is no salary can be due since the office was determined by order of C[ouncil] and there can be no consideration had of his service till the accounts are prepared for Declaration. [June 26. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 134].
Ed. Griffith [his petition is read]. Speak with Mr. Asgill [to know] when he would have this matter heard either at London or Windsor and a day shall be appointed accordingly. Ibid., p. 131.
Hen[ry] Hayter [clerk to the late Navy Treasurer, his petition for reward is read]. Speak to the C[ommissioners of the] Navy about this at their next attendance. [June 6. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 104].
John Hill and Ellenor his wife [their petition is read]. My Lord doth not think the Queen any way liable to make good the charges he has been any way at in this matter. [June 6. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 103].
[Peter] Hume and [Thomas] Cremer : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Lord Halifax [the Auditor of the Receipt, on their petition]. Agreed. [June 8. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 96].
William Hoe [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Prizes.
John Hayes et al. : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. Blathwayt [on their petition and orders] Mr. B[lathwayt] to prepare a warrant to be signed by the Queen to direct Col. Handaside forthwith to remit the remainder of the money to John Dod Esq. Receiver of the rights and perquisites of the Admiralty ; and let Mr. Bl[athwayt] know that when the mo[ney] is returned my Lord will move the Queen for some reward out of it to Col. Handaside.
Mr. Howe [his] memorial [is read for money for the Guards and Garrisons]. Ordered out of the proper [or relative] funds in the [cash distribution] scheme.
Capt. John Henley : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] his R[oyal] Highness the Prince of Denmark as Lord Admiral on] Sir C. Hedges' report for a year's pay and my Lord thinks it very reasonable there should be an order of C[ouncil] to extend the rule of the Navy in like cases.
William Hoe : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Principal] C[ommissioners of] Prizes [on his petition]. Agreed.
Mr. Merrill pro Mr. How his memorial [for money] on account of Guards [and Garrisons is read and thereon my Lord] ordered so much as can be paid out of the funds of the year 1705.
Helhoo : letter to Mr. Lowndes dat[ed] from Galway 12 June 1705 rel[ating] to Mr. Daniel's widow receiving a pension after she is married to Blakney. Send this letter to Mr. Southwell and desire him to move his Grace [the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for it to be inquired into and if the information be true to cause justice to be done [to] the Q[ueen] : but if false and malicious, the person to be punished for the same and [for] his irregular application.
Mr. Hume [his] memorial [is read] for 500l., the usual allowance for printing the 3rd volume of Rymer's Foedera. Ordered.
The Major and 3 Captains [of] Hill's Regiment [their petition is read]. R[eferred to the] C[ustoms C[ommissioners]. T 4/16, p. 150.
St. James's parish inhabitants [their petition for a passage into the Park is] read to the Q[ueen] 19 June 1705. There is a way at the end of the Garden. The petition is not thought reasonable.
Evert Jollivett, Monsieur Gendrault [their petition is] read to the Q[ueen] 19 June 1705. [The Queen says she can grant] no pensions, but when an opportunity offers they are to be considered. [Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 120].
John Incledon and his wife : [the] report [from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands is read on their petition]. To be laid before the Queen. 27 Aug. 1705. Granted.
The C[ommissioners for] Rev[enue in] Ireland [their petition is read] rel[ating] to forfeited estates in Ireland. Ref[erred to] Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral].
Ditto : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Att[orney General]. Send this opinion to the Commissioners of the Revenue of Ireland.
Widow Joan Inn is [her petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts]. [July 18. Reference Book VIII, p. 175].
Mr. Jett [his petition is read] rel[ating] to the debentures &c. [My Lord thereupon orders] 33,216l. 17s. 2d. to be issued forthwith towards the first year's interest.
John Jones [his petition is read]. Recom[mend] him to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] for such place as he is capable of if they have no objection.
The Officers of 3 Regiments detached from Ireland to Portugal [their petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] and Mr. St. John [the Secretary at War]. Ibid., p. 171.
Sus. Lund [her petition is read. My Lord orders] no more petitions to be received which concern this matter : or for any other after they have once been answered.
Capt. Tho. Lloyd [his memorial is read]. He must follow [attend] the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts so as] to hasten their rep[ort]. Ref[er] to Mr. Howe that part of the memorial which relates to 471l. 13s. 9d. now in his office to make good the money lost in the country &c. [which money was] designed for Newfoundland rel[ating] to bedding for the Garrison. Mr. St. John the Secretary at War [is] to certify how this uses to be done.
Robt. Loggan [the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners on his petition is read]. Agreed. [June 5. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 98].
John Littlehales [the] rep[ort from] Mr. Borrett [on his case is read. My Lord orders a] warrant for his discharge so far as in the [power of the] Queen without prejudice to any right or claim of the Dean of St. Paul's. [June 6. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 56].
Tho. Leigh [his] presentment [by the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners is read for him] to be landwaiter at Bideford. Agreed.
[My Lord reads the petition from the Church of the] High German Lutheran Protestants of the Savoy. Ref[erred to] Mr. Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
The bishop of London [his letter is read] for 20l. to William Guy to pay his passage to New York. Ordered [June or July?].
Chevalier Ligondes, prisoner at Lichfield [his petition is read] for leave to go into France for 3 months [he being in a consumption]. My Lord has received no account from the Duke of Marlborough about this gentleman [26 June. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 126].
E. Lewis [his petition is read] pro Rymer's Foedera. Ordered.
Robt. Leslie [the] report [from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners about him is read]. Agreed.
Dame Eliza Lawson : the rep[ort from the] Att[orney General is read]. To be laid before the Queen. [Later : my Lord decides] to advise her Majesty according to the report.
Lord Lucas's and Col. [Hans] Hamilton's Regiment : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] rel[ating] to respect[ive] Officers' servants. [My Lord orders] Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to require of the Commissary [of Musters] to shew why he made these respits and if no cause be shown [my Lord orders] the respits to be taken off. [My Lord further orders] 37l. 0s. 8d. to be allowed to Captains Spragg and Statham. Ibid., p. 189.
The Mint Officers' memorial [is read] about a shed for the tin &c. [My Lord orders] a letter accordingly.
Rich. Maundrell : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] his R[oyal] H[ighness the Prince of Denmark as Lord Admiral on the] letter [from] Sir C. Hedges. Send these papers to the Victuallers to report what they conceive equitable to be allowed to the petitioner and in what manner it may best be done.
Tho. Morice [his] letter dated Lisbon 8 June 1705 new style [is read]. Acquaint Mr. Morice that my Lord is informed that the Dutch Envoy has bills for what is due from the States but keeps them upon account of obtaining somewhat from Portugal that has no relation to the war. Write to Mr. Morice to state the demands and pretensions of the General Officers named by her Majesty for the Forces in the pay of the King of Portugal.
Lewis Mountgomery [his petition is read] pro Rich. Smith to be his deputy [as a King's waiter]. R[eferred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Fran[ces] Mackenzie [her petition is] read to the Q[ueen] the 19th June 1705. She must be content with her 40l. a year.
Mr. Merrick vide Bergavenny supra p. 125.
Moses Medina [his petition is read] pro Machado. Query : whether there is any money or tallies in Mr. Fox's hands applicable to this or whether any warrants for the year 1704 are unsatisfied and whether their orders are not complete.
Officers of the Mint [their petition is read praying] to be freed from bearing offices. Ref[erred] to Mr. Att[orney General].
Cha. Mason. [My Lord reads his] letter rel[ating] to taxes. Ref[erred] to Mr. Att[orney General] to send his opinion as desired.
Harts[tong] Manwareing : the rep[ort from] Messrs. Dod and Waters on his petition [is read]. Agreed. T 4/16, pp. 209-10.
The Company [of Foot] at Newfoundland vide C[ommissioners of] Trade infra p. 133.
Rich. Nabbs [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Stamp Duties. Ibid., p. 229.
William Osborne [his petition is read]. Recommend him to the Agents [for Taxes to employ him] if he be fit for the service.
Jos. Ormston and his wife. [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Att[orney General on their petition on a] ref[erence from] Ro. Harley. My Lord will speak with Mr. Secretary Harley about this : but my Lord is inclined to move her Majesty to grant according to the testator's will, if it may be done by the Act 1 Anne c. 1. Ibid., p. 251.
Phil. Pipon [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to] Mr. Att[orney General].
William Petyt. [My Lord reads his quarterly] cert[ificate] about the Records in the Tower &c. My Lord approves of this best sort of paper but [orders] the prices to be examined into to see if the same cannot be procured cheaper than the rates mentioned in the annexed list. Speak with Mr. Churchill. [See Treasury Board Papers XCIII, 115].
The Prize C[ommissioners'] memorial [is read] rel[ating] to a prize replevined in Ireland. Send this to his Grace the Duke of Ormonde and signify to him that this being a matter of great consequence my Lord desires he will give such directions in this and the like cases from time to time (if any such shall happen) as he shall think most proper for her Majesty's service.
Ditto : [their] letter [is read] enclosing reasons offered by the merchants for bringing prizes from the outports to the port of London. Send this back to the C[ommissioners] of Prizes and direct them to give their opinion thereupon.
Mr. Povey, late Treasurer for Sick and Wounded. Vide Mr. Att[orney General] supra p. 124.
Lord Preston [the] letter [relative to his estate is read]. Direct the Auditor to send my Lord a state of this matter.
[The petition of] the four children of Arthur Powell [deceased formerly riding purveyor praying a continuation of their father's pension of 20l. per an.] read 26 June 1705. [Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 135.]
Parliament Office : [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] officers of the Works [on the] estimate for repairs. Approved.
Maria Pavia [petition read]. My Lord will speak with the Duke of Ormonde when he comes.
Rich. Parry : [My Lord reads his] proposal rel[ating] to Hawkers and Pedlars. Ref[erred] to the Agents [for Taxes] to consider this matter and give their opinion.
Ed. Progers [his petition is read]. Ref[erred] to Mr. Wilcox. Ibid., p. 267.
E[arl of] Ranelagh : the rep[ort from the] Auditors of Imprests [is read. My Lord orders] 1000l. to Lord Ranelagh for himself and clerks for the within mentioned service (viz. passing some of his accounts) for the time past.
Col. Rivers' Regiment : [the] letter [from] Capt. Gardner [is read]. As soon as there is any money of the proper years mentioned in the warrant my Lord will satisfy this warrant.
Tho. Rowley [his petition is read]. There is no money [in the Exchequer of the late King William's Civil List revenue available] for arrears at present.
William Roberts [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Col. Rivers : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts on his petition]. Agreed.
Matt. Roberts, her Majesty's plumber at Windsor [his petition is read] for leave to surrender [his said place] to his son. Ref[erred to the] Off[icers] of the Works.
Tho. Rowe vide Cardonnell supra p. 126.
Earl of Ranelagh vide Auditor Harley infra p. 142.
Nat. Reading [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
Sir William Robinson [his petition is read] praying that his and Mr. Vanhomrigh's account may pass in the Exchequer in Ireland. Prepare a letter to the Chief Governor [of Ireland] to give order accordingly. Ibid., p. 283.
Sir Ed. Seymour : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Att[orney General on his petition]. Agreed.
Sick and Wounded Commissioners [their] memorial [is read] rel[ating] to their late Receiver. See by what warrant he was appointed and what security he gave.
Ditto : [their memorial is read] for 1400l. for subsistence for prisoners at war. [My Lord replies] there can be no money issued till a Treasurer be appointed. [June 5. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 100].
Capt. Tho. Silver : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] E[arl of] Ranelagh [on his petition for payment for fire and candle for the gunners at Whitehall and in St. James's Park]. There is no fund for these arrears. [June 6. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 91].
Rich. Stone [,surety for Henry Rotheram, late Collector in co. Cavan : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland [on his petition]. My Lord will not give any directions to hinder the recovery of this money to the Queen's use. [June 6. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 77].
Peter Stephens [my Lord reads a] further rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners on his petition]. Agreed.
Alexander Stewart and Ben Tayler : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts on their petition]. Agreed.
The late Commissioners of Sick and Wounded. [My Lord considers the subject of their accounts and orders as follows viz.] : Warrant to Mr. Povey's executors to pay the rent of the house to midsummer 1705 according to the last minute [supra p. 124] ; from which time the charge (as to the Queen) is to cease : No costs of suit. Write to the Auditors to hasten the Commissioners' accounts and to certify why the same have been so long delayed. Direct them also to send my Lords a state of Mr. Povey's final account if it be before them. Stay the process against the petitioners till next Michaelmas term and no longer.
Anto. Sturt. [My Lord considers his petition for stay of process on his victualling accounts]. Write to the C[ommissioners of the] Victualling to hasten what they have to do in relation to these accounts. And prepare a warrant for stop of process till next Hilary term. [June 13. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 112].
Mr. St. John [Secretary at War his memorial is read]. It is the duty and business of the Paymaster to pay the mo[ney] to the Forces and consequently the care of the remittance is incumbent on him. But my Lord has no objection to inserting a clause in the Establishment for his consulting the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] and taking their advice and assistance.
"Tho. Savry : letter : Mr. Clark." He [Savery] must propose his security [in order to his appointment as Treasurer for Sick and Wounded Seamen].
Samuel Smith : [my Lord reads the] presentment [from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners proposing him] to be a tidesman at Newcastle. Agreed.
Sir John Stanley [his petition is read praying payment] for his charges for prosecuting [clippers and counterfeit] coiners. Prepare a warrant for Mr. Borrett to pay this.
John Searle [his petition is read]. When there is any mo[ney in the Exchequer arising from the late King's Civil List revenue] arrears he will have his share in proportion to what is due to him.
Widow Fran[ces] Stopford [her petition is read]. Nothing can be done upon this.
Proposal rel[ating] to [the] C[ommissioners of] Sick and Wounded that one of them may inspect the accounts and quarters &c. Send this to Mr. Clark as a proposition fit to be received and practised to prevent the extraordinary expense of the publique mo[ney] for the future.
Sara[h] Sell : [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. [William] Vanbrugh [on her petition for payment for lodging the late King's chaplain at Kensington]. To be paid out of [the said late King's Civil List revenue] arrears when any come in. [June 26. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 136. "Done."]
Rich. Stacey, the M[aster] Bricklayer [to the Works his petition is read praying payment for works done by him]. Ref[erred] to the [Principal] Officers of the Works.
Laur[ence] Stanyan [his petition is read]. My Lord refers himself to the former answers given by the Treasury on like petitions. T 4/16, p. 300.
Sam[ue]l Tomlins : [the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms C[ommissioners on his petition is] read.
Tichborne and Clifton, landsurveyors in London port for prizes [their petition is read]. Dismiss the petition.
The Trade [and Plantations] C[ommissioners their] memorial [is read] about the Newfoundland [Foot] Company. [My Lord orders] Mr. Howe [the Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] to make a demand for this or so much thereof as is warranted by the Establishment [of Guards and Garrisons] according to usual custom.
Ja. Tisser [his petition is read. My Lord orders him] to be paid by [virtue of the general] letters patent dormant [authorising normal Exchequer payments. Ibid., p. 313.
Sieur Vryberg, [Envoy from Holland : his petition is read and] r[eferred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
S[ignor] Verrio [his petition is] read to the Q[ueen] 19 June 1705. Give him a pension but no more charge of painting : 200l. a year.
[The memorial is read from the] Com[missioners of the] Victualling for 20,000l. Ordered.
[William] Vanbrugh [his] letter [is read] rel[ating] to Mr. [Benjamin] Jackson [Master] Mason [to the Works ; concerning his still performing mason's work in the Office of Works as a private contractor]. Sir Christopher Wren is to take care that the orders he [the Lord Treasurer] lately gave be observed and at my Lord's return the officers of the Works and Mr. Jackson are to be heard about this complaint. Ibid., p. 329.
Tho. Warren : [My Lord reads the] report [from] Messrs. Dod and Waters [on his petition]. Agreed. [June 6. Treasury Board Papers XCIII, 122].
White and Hall [their petition is read]. There is no fund for [payment of] such warrants.
Fran. Webber [petition read]. Granted.
"Wells Dr." [petition read]. My Lord adheres to his former answer and doth not think her Majesty ought to pay any more than she hath already about this matter.
Guich [Guicciardine] Wentworth [his petition for a pension is read]. My Lord cannot advise the granting a pension but when anything falls that is proper for him my Lord will be ready to put him into some employment. [June 13. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 114].
Tho. Westmore et al. [their petition is read and] ref [erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Lady Wood [her petition is read]. Query if the warrant for stop of process was not temporary and whether this time be not expired and if so whether the Court of Exchequer cannot issue process [as] of course. Ibid., pp. 343-4.
The inhabitants of York city [their petition] for the stones of the dissolved monastery of St. Mary [in York] towards rebuilding the Church of St. Olave's. [My Lord reads the] report [from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. Granted according to the report June 23. [Treasury Board Papers XCIV,] 128. T 4/16, p. 367.
[My Lord reads the] state of Mr. Waters' account for 2 years ended at Midsummer 1704 [as drawn up and stated] per Mr. [Auditor Edward] Harley vide the Minutes within [or margined on the said account] viz. allowed 2 clerks, one at 50l. [per an.] the other at 30l. per an. ; allowed his own incident charges [such] as waterage, coach hire, intelligence &c. at 80l. per an. ; allowed 20l. 1s. 6d. for postage of letters over and above what he hath received of proctors.
Peter Wentworth [his petition] for a grant of 500l. which belongs to her Majesty, being the estate of Estienne Cambolive, a F[rench] alien who died intestate and without heirs. Read to the Q[ueen] 19 June 1705. The Queen did not make him any promise : but doth grant it. [Treasury Minute Book XCIV, 25].
The inhabitants of Westminster [their petition] for a door out of Q[ueen's] Square into the [St. James's] Park. Read to the Q[ueen] 19 June 1705. Granted. [See the different minute on Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 72. That minute is entered on p. 128 supra as if for a separate petition from the inhabitants of St. James's parish. It would appear that the Treasury clerk who kept the Alphabetical Register duplicated the item under St. James's and Westminster respectively but entered two different minutes].
Capt. Fran. Wyvell [Commander of the Barfleur at Vigo who captured the Dartmouth man of war and the Tauro galleon his petition is] read to the Q[ueen] 19 June 1705. The Queen cannot do anything for him beyond the rule in her Declaration : but thinks he should be employed at sea.
Tho. Weston [his petition is read]. My Lord can do nothing in this.
[My Lord reads the demand from William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor for the debt due for] works done at Windsor. Ordered.
Rich. Woofull [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
[My Lord reads the demand from the Master of the] Great Wardrobe for Xmas quarter 1704 [for his Office and orders] 5000l. to be paid.
[My Lord reads the] Works Officers' report rel[ating] to the Paymaster's accounts. Send to the Auditor [of Imprests] to know how these accounts came to be delayed.
[My Lords reads the demand for] what is due in the [said Works] Office for Oct., Nov. and Dec. 1704. My Lord will speak with the Officers of the Works about these demands when he comes next to London [from Windsor].
William Winstanley [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Cornet Ja. Wynne : the rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Revenue in Ireland [is read on his petition]. Speak with the Duke of Ormonde [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland hereon]. Ibid., p. 344.
Tho. King and John Ainsworth et al. [their petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Jo. Key [army clothier, his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
John Knight [his petition is read concerning money furnished on tallies]. Ref[erred to] Lord Halifax [the Auditor of the Receipt]. Ibid., p. 359.
The Queen's servants above stairs [their petition is] read to the Q[ueen] 19 June 1705. Those in waiting as they do attend are to have the allowance desired.
[The late] Queen Mary's livery servants [their petition is read]. There is no mo[ney at present in the Exchequer of the late King's Civil List revenue available for paying such] arrears. Ibid., p. 363.