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'Minute Book: July 1705', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 135-150. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84808 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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July 1705

July. Ed. Ashe [his petition is read]. To be laid before the Queen. [July 18. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 18].
Jos. Allanson : proposal rel[ating] to the imitation of public seals : as in his "letter [to] Mr. Secretary Harley." He must not expect anything till his project is seen and approved. [July 6. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 5].
William Atwood [Chief Justice of New York, suspended by Lord Cornbury : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from my] Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt on his petition concerning his salary]. July 14. My Lord can do nothing in this. [Treasury Board Papers XCV, 15].
The Auditors of Imprests : [My Lord reads their] certificate of the state [of preparedness] of [all the] accounts [before them and thereupon directs as follows] : (Probably July 18).
Sir Edw. Seymour's account. Let the draught of the p[rivy] s[eal] be referred to the Auditors.
Lord Falkland. Direct the auditors to hasten these accounts for Declaration.
Lord Orford : the like.
Sir Tho. Littleton and partners, Victuallers of the Navy. Write to them to prosecute their accounts forthwith or else process will issue.
Victuallers of the Navy (Sir Richard Haddock Mr. Sturt et al.) and Mr. Papillon, late Cashier of the Victualling. The C[ommissioners] of the Victualling are directed first to finish Mr. Papillon's account and then to proceed on the others.
Commissioners for Sick and Wounded during the late war viz. Mr. Addison et al. Direct the Auditors to proceed with what expedition they can.
Their [the Sick and Wounded Commissioners'] Treasurer Mr. Rich. Povey. The executors to be called on to pay in the allowed balance ; else, process to issue.
Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces. See the Minutes in the [Minute] Book [under date] 18 July 1705 supra p. 22.
William Harbord Esq. late Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland : process to issue.
Commissaries of Provisions : Mr. Pereyra : his accounts for bread and bread waggons in Ireland annis 1690 and 1691. Process to issue.
Commissaries of Provisions : the like.
Sir William Robinson and Hester, widow and executrix of Bartholomew Vanhomrigh, late Commissaries in Ireland. This account is to pass in the Exchequer of Ireland where the vouchers are, and to be transmitted by certiorari to the Chancery [of Ireland] and by mittimus to the Exchequer of England to discharge the super here.
Sir William Robinson, account for provisions bought for the Army at Chester between Xmas 1689 and 14 May 1692. To be hastened.
Administratrix of Daniel Butts [his account of moneys for] transporting the Irish to France after the capitulation at Limerick annis 1691 and 1692. Issue process.
Treasurer of the Ordnance : Col. Mordaunt : Write to him.
The Master [of the Robes] and Gentlemen of the Robes : the Earl of Torrington [his account] for the year 1686 ; the Earl of Rochford [his account for the years from] 1689 to 1695. Write to them.
Paymaster of the Works and Buildings : Mr. Lloyd [his account]. New Instructions are to be prepared.
[The successive] Treasurers for Tangier : Mr. Hewer as executor to Mr. Pepys, late Treasurer : Issue process.
Mr. Hewer as succeeding Treasurer [for Tangier] : Issue process.
Mr. Rowland Holt : Take notice these accounts are behind and these be great inconvenience.
Warden of the Mint : Benj[amin] Overton : to be considered.
General account of prizes during the late war. My Lord has directed a prosecution for the first year's account.
Wine Licences : Mr. Yonge et al. late Commissioners. Issue process.
Treasury Solicitor [account of moneys imprested to him for Crown] Law Suits. Nico. Baker. Issue process.
Ditto : Henry Baker. Call upon him.
William Burton [account of the] 20,000l. imprested to him for payment of annuities on the Two Sevenths Tonnage by Act of Parliament. Issue process.
Paymaster of the Works at Windsor : William Roberts : [his account of] several great sums imprested to him for buying lands there and his account of the said Works. To be hastened.
Mr. Johnson : accountable for 2750l. received out of the Exchequer for the use of the Stables anno 1702. Issue process.
Sir John Guise, accomptable for money received of several persons upon the late King [William III's] landing in the West anno 1688. T 4/16, pp. 1-2.
Rachel Bennet, widow [of Quarter Master John Bennet] et al. [tradesmen employed by him in repairing the Guard Houses at Whitehall &c. : My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts on her memorial]. The money allowed by Parliament for the service of the year 1702 has been all applied. [July 3. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 140].
The widow of Dr. Bridges, chief Justice of New York. [My Lord reads the] letter [from] Lord Cornbury [sent to the Board of Trade recommending payment of his salary]. My Lord [Treasurer] is of opinion there is no reason in law or equity for this demand. [See Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 141].
John Bromfeild [riding forester in New Forest. My Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods on said Bromfeild's petition for payment of his fees]. To be paid when his patent is [has been] renewed. [July 3. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 50].
Tho. Byerly [the suspended Collector and Receiver General of the Province of New York. My Lord reads a] letter [from] Tho. Fell relative to the seizure of the Eagle galley in New York. Send this to the Commissioners of Prizes [Customs] to consider and report their opinion and [to] return this at the same time. [July 5 see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 97].
Samuel Burton, Receiver of the Revenue of Hospital of the Savoy, [his petition is read]. Direct Sir C. Wren to view and report what repairs are necessary, with an estimate of the charge : and order Mr. Burton to receive from Taylor and Nicholson the mo[ney] by them received, allowing them the craving [mentioned] within[Burton's petition]. But the order must be entered with the auditor before whom he [Burton] accounts [so] that he may be discharged.
Byerly Tho. [the suspended Receiver of New York, my Lord reads the] letter signed Geo. Clark [in which he] prays to be Receiver General of New Jersey. Send this to Mr. Blathwayte to consider the several matters therein contained and report his opinion and at the same time to return this letter.
Hugh Broughton, Consul at Venice, [his] letter [is read]. Look out this man's papers against the afternoon. [Later] my Lord will speak with Mr. Secretary Hedges. [11 July 1705. Treasury Board Papers XCIV 88 and 118 ; and see the minute on p. 108 supra].
Jone Barber [her petition is read]. To be paid.
Lord Bophin [his petition is read]. Ref[erred] to Mr. Att[orney General].
Nath[aniel] Booth, Surveyor of the Greenwax &c. [his petition is read]. My Lord doth not think it reasonable that this salary should be paid out of any other [source] than the produce or rent of this [Greenwax] revenue.
Cha. Bargrave [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Prizes.
Sir Mich[ael] Biddulph : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Agents for Taxes. My Lord will consent to the composition proposed if Sir Michaell Biddulph do forthwith comply therewith and satisfy the sums contained in this report.
Tho. Becker [his petition is read]. Ref[erred] to Mr. St. John [the Secretary at War].
John Bath [gent his petition for the fishing of Tadpool in the manors of Cookham and Bray : my Lord reads the] report from the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands thereon and orders a] warrant for a particular to be rated according to this report. [See Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 117].
Tho. Berry [his petition is read] rel[ating] to pretended damaged pepper and other East India goods concealed. Ref [erred to the] C[ustoms C[ommissioners].
Ed. Bathurst [his petition is read]. My Lord doth not think it reasonable to make any additional charges [on the revenue].
Tho. Bathurst : [my Lord reads the] report [from] Mr. Dodington [on the reference of Feb. 12 last to him of said Bathurst's petition concerning his surrendering a tally for timber delivered at Chatham Dock]. Shew this report to Mr. Bathurst. [July 18. Treasury Board Papers XCIII, 46].
The Duke of Bolton et al, security for [Thomas Cobb] the late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Southampton [their petition is read and] ref[erred to the] Agents for Taxes.
Nat. [William] Bladen [Collector of Annapolis in Maryland his petition is read]. Write to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] to hasten their report [on the reference of April 12 last]. [July 20. See Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 104].
John Brougham, Secretary to the E[xcise] C[ommissioners. My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] E[xcise and thereupon orders him] to have 60l. per an. for a clerk for the additional business created by the Malt Duty ; but to commence only from Midsummer last and to be paid by incidents and to be inserted in the quarterly bill of incidents and to continue no longer than the Malt Duties continue.
William Bawkham [for the continuance of the pension of 10l. per an. granted to his father]. My Lord doth not see any reason for continuing this pension. [July 18. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 19].
Cha. Blagrave [Bargrave, late agent for Prizes at Deal &c. his petition is read]. The whole matter to be re-referred to the C[ommissioners for] Prizes to consider the same and make another report thereupon. [See July 23. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 112].
Brewster and Whetstone. [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] touching the debt of Mr. Brewster, late Receiver of Bridgetown in Barbados. My Lord agrees with the report.
John Brougham, Secretary of the Excise [his petition is read] : respited.
John Bury, Rector of Nottingham [his petition is read]. This cannot be paid at present.
Alex. Butterworth [his petition is read and] referred to the Attorney General.
Rachel Bennet [executrix of John Bennet, late Quarter Master to the First Regiment of Guards : her petition is read]. My Lord refers himself to his former answer. [July 25. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 27 and XCIV, 140].
Richard Butler, Naval Official in Jamaica. [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Navy Commissioners [on his petition]. No particular order can be given for this debt, no particular provision being made by the Parliament for the debts of the [Navy] Second Book.
Ed. Bernard [his petition is read]. My Lord can do nothing in this.
Nat. Booth, Surveyor of the Greenwax [his petition read for the place of Controller of Fines. My Lord orders him] a year out of the Civil List, to be now paid : but he must never expect any more out of the Civil List money. [July 31. Treasury Minute Book XCV, 30].
Walter Brough [my Lord reads his petition for his son's pay as late a Lieutenant in Lord Charlemont's Regiment. Write to the Paymaster [General of the Forces] to take care that justice be done to this man before he pays any more money to the agent [of the Regiment].
William Borrett [his petition for money is read. My Lord orders him] 200l. on account.
Mr. Blathwayte [his] report [is read] con[cerning] the office of Treasurer of the revenue of Virginia. My Lord approves of the latter part of this report [to wit] that there be a distinct Receiver : but [orders] that he shall be allowed only 3l. per cent.
John Butts [his petition is read]. My Lord will speak to Mr. Secretary Harley about these allegations.
Sir Mich[ael] Biddulph [his petition is read]. Send this to the Agents [for Taxes] and direct them to examine further and to bring their report thereon tomorrow morning. T 4/16, pp. 31-32.
Geo. Clarke [my Lord reads his] letter relating to the Com[missioner] of Sick and Wounded's allowance for making up the accounts &c. and mustering the prisoners. Query : What a Com[missioner] of the Sick and Wounded is allowed for travelling charges when the service requires their travelling?
C. C. [the Customs Commissioners their] presentment relating to French wines imported from Holland. Send a copy to Mr. Clark and desire [that] the order may be renewed.
Office of Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall : [the state thereof is] read 3 July 1705 with the report [of the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands thereon].
William Clayton [his petition is read and] ref[erred to] Lord Halifax.
S. Clements [his] mem[orial is read] relating to carrying goods in the Lisbon pacquet boats. Sir Tho. Frankland [the Postmaster General] is clearly of opinion this ought not to be permitted.
The clothiers of the Forces in Portugal and Holland [their petition is read]. My Lord doth not think it reasonable to alter his directions already given.
[My Lord reads the] presentment [from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners for] John Eathorne to be Surveyor between Plymouth and Exeter. This presentment [is] agreed to : Mr. Fortescue to be preferred when the next occasion offers.
[My Lord reads] Lord Coningsby's letter. [My Lord orders] 277l. 7s. 6d. to be paid to the Receiver. Sir William Robinson is to exhibit the account within mentioned.
Samuel Clark, Receiver [General for co.] Hereford : [My Lord reads the] report [from the] Agents for Taxes [and orders] a warrant for this.
The Governors of the Charity to poor Clergymen's widows [my Lord reads the] report [from the] C[ommissioners of] Ex[cise]. Proceed against Hardesty according to the report.
[My Lord reads the memorial from the] Lord Chamberlain for 1510l. for jewels. My Lord will speak to Mr. Charlton about this matter this day seven night in the morning.
[My Lord reads the] presentment [from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners for] Mr. Farnoll of Sandwich to be Collector at Milford and Mr. Halford in the Isle of Thanet to act as Collector of Sandwich. Agreed.
[Ditto for] Robert Cate to be tidesman at Cowes and John Taylor to be boatman at Hurst. Agreed.
[My Lord reads the report from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of] Mr. Jones, Collector of Fowey, to have a moiety of money seized. Ordered.
[Ditto for] Joseph Sewell to be Collector at Scarborough : the Surveyors at Whitby and Scarborough to exchange places. Agreed.
[My Lord reads the memorial of the] Duchess of Cleveland [for the arrears of her annuity. My Lord orders] a warrant for a year [thereon] : to be satisfied by 100l. a week from the time the former warrant shall be satisfied. [July 12. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 14].
Widow Mary Cordwent : [My Lord reads the] report [from the] C[ommissioners of the] Navy [thereon]. My Lord can do nothing in this matter.
[Abraham] Crittall and [John] Thompson [prisoners for exporting wool : their petition is read and] ref[erred to] H. Baker.
Mr. Cornwallis [his] letter [is read]. My Lord has had no opportunity of acquainting the Queen with Mr. Cornwallis's circumstances.
[My Lord reads the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners'] presentment of John Clark to be a tidesman in the inferior list [in London port]. Ordered.
Leonard Compere, Receiver General of Jamaica [his petition is read]. My Lord sees no occasion to make any alteration in the general rule lately made.
Sir Richard Cocks : [my Lord reads his] letter [sent] to Mr. L[owndes and orders me, Lowndes, to write in reply] that I have communicated this to my Lord and if he will send a particular state of the case in writing my Lord will refer it to Mr. Att[orney General] that you may have his opinion, which will be of weight.
The Earl of Carlisle : [my Lord Treasurer reads the] letter [from said Earl proposing] that Mr. Howard may be Overseer General of the officers appointed to prevent the exportation of wool to Scotland. Send this to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] for their opinion and if it be necessary to appoint such an officer [then] what [salary] he may deserve for himself, servants and horses.
Mr. Charleton, Master of the Jewel Office : [my Lord reads his] memorial. To be laid before the Queen.
John Carter [his petition is read]. My Lord will be ready when any employment happens that is fit for him, to gratify him therewith.
Ja. Crofton [his petition is] read 18 July 1705.
The C[ustoms] C[ommissioners'] presentment [is read] touching certain papers sent from New York by Mr. Byerly relating to the Eagle galley. My Lord agrees to the report and [orders] the [said] Commissioners to send orders to Byerly accordingly.
[My Lord reads the] presentment from same Commissioners for two boatmen at Deal. Agreed.
Ditto for 2 boatmen at Blakeney and Cley. Agreed.
Ditto touching the attempt made upon the officers of the Customs by a French shallop's men. Send copies of this to the Secretaries of State. [July 26 see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 115.]
[My Lord reads the letter from the Lords Justices of Ireland concerning] Lord Cutts with a letter from Secretary Harley about his [Cutts's] pay in Ireland. To be laid with the Queen's papers. [July 21. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 22].
[My Lord reads the letter from] John Chamberlain, Secretary to the Commissioners for the Queen's Charity to the Poor Clergy. My Lord will speak with Mr. Attorney [General about this].
William Clayton : [My Lord reads the] report [from] Lord Halifax, [Auditor of the Receipt, on Clayton's petition for reward for services relating to the accounts of the Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy]. Agreed to. [July 25. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 23.]
John Constable [his petition is read]. This is disposed of.
Sir John Coniers et al., sureties for [John] Mason, late Receiver General [of taxes] for co. Cambridge [their petition is read and] ref[erred to the] Agents for Taxes. A brief state of John Mason's account [is reported as drawn] per Auditor Shales. [My Lord thereupon orders] a warrant to stay process [against the sureties] till further order : and the account to be passed by the Auditor according to this state.
[My Lord reads the petition of] Capt. Hen. Cartwright [Secretary to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, concerning Mr. Bridges's offering him the place of Deputy to him as Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]. My Lord has nothing to object against Mr. Bridges's employing Mr. Cartwright : but he cannot properly execute both employments ; and therefore some other person must be appointed [as] Secretary to the [Army Accounts] Comptrollers. [July 31. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 33].
[My Lord reads the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners'] presentment relating to the Customer of Bridgewater [port and orders] the Customer to be writ to attend the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] and let them certify whether they have any objection against his executing his office as his predecessor did. T 4/16, pp. 60-61.
Capt. Davison et al. : the report [from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands on their petition is read]. Agreed to. [July 25. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 81].
William Duncan [his petition is read]. He must apply to the Paymaster.
John Dodd, Receiver of the Rights and Perquisites of the Admiralty, [my Lord reads the] state of his account [as drawn up] by Auditor Maynwaring. The auditor is to prepare this account for Declaration, taking care that no allowances be made but such as are warranted by the course of the Exchequer, and that where any money is paid on account to other persons, that such persons be in due form set in super for the same.
Isaac de Grave [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. Ibid., p. 79.
East India N[ew] Company [their petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
The Governor and Company of merchants trading to the East Indies [their petition] referred [to the Lord Treasurer from the Queen as notified by Sir] C. Hedges [is read by my Lord and] ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. July 11. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 8].
Tho. Everard [his petition is read]. The time [which] the Act of Parliament allowed being elapsed my Lord can give no direction in this.
The Governor and [New] Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies : [my Lord reads the] report [from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners and] ref[ers same to] Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General. [18 July see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 104.] T 4/16, p. 95.
French Refugees [their petition read] against the Com[missioners for distribution of the Royal Bounty]. My Lord will write a letter to the Committee [who manage the said distribution] to enclose this petition, that my Lord having received several applications of this kind his Lordship cannot but transmit this petition and desires they will please to examine what grounds there are for this complaint.
Mr. Fox [his] memorial [is read]. Mr. Pauncefort to attend about this at London.
William Frowde, late Lieutenant Colonel to Farington's Regiment : [my Lord reads the] report [from the] E[arl] Ran[elagh thereupon]. There is no money for half pay. [July 31. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 93]. Ibid., p. 113.
Ed. Griffith [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to] Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral].
Mr. Godolphin, Auditor of Wales [his petition is read, praying that he may [be empowered to] grant leases of small tenements and cottages in North and South Wales not exceeding the rent of 50s. per an. Prepare a warrant [for this] taking care that these tenements and rents be duly kept in charge.
Capt. Robert Gardner [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
Mr. Gower : [my Lord reads the] report [from] Mr. Wilcox [on his petition and orders] a warrant to pay the bill.
William Golder, cook, [his petition is read]. My Lord will be glad to help him and others in his circumstances as soon as there is any money [of the late King's Civil List revenue arrears] that can be applied to the payment of arrears.
William Gilpin Esq. a Justice of Peace in Cumberland [my Lord reads] a presentment from the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners and the Salt C[ommissioners] with affidavits annext concerning abuses offered to him by Mr. Stanwix and also concerning the obstructions to officers of the Salt Duty at Carlisle. [My Lord orders] the reports to be laid before the Queen in Council [possibly August. For a petition from William Gilpin of July 3 see Reference Book VIII, 231.] Ibid., p. 131.
Ann Hodges, widow [of Serjeant Geo. Hodges of the Earl of Donegal's Regiment. My Lord reads the] report [from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on her petition relating to an arrear due to her late husband]. Send an extract to Mr. St. John [the Secretary at War] and desire him to speak to the Col[onel] or his Agent to know why the money therein mentioned to be due is not paid. [July 10. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 9].
Sir Cha[rles] Hara. [My Lord reads the] report [from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on his memorial as to allowance of pay for recruits and for respited offreckonings]. My Lord can do nothing in this matter. [July 3. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 138].
Auditor Harley : [My Lord reads his] report relating to 10,000l. paid by the Earl of Ranelagh to Sir J. Heme and Sir Stephen Evance for Col. Lillingston's Regiment in the West Indies. Write to Sir J. Herne's executors and Sir Stephen Evance to give my Lord an account in the best manner they can of what became of the 10,000l. within mentioned. [See letters of July 20 accordingly in Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 110.]
Philip Harris, locksmith to her Majesty : [his petition is read and] ref[erred] to Mr. Vanbrugh to examine and see what has been hitherto served and what prices may be reasonable to be allowed.
Sir Gilbert Heathcott : [my Lord reads his] memorial con[cerning] officers of Excise [the] taxes [on their salaries]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] E[xcise].
William Hubbald : my Lord reads the state of his account [as Paymaster to the Train of Artillery in the reduction of Ireland in 1689]. Stop the [ad computandum] process till Michaelmas term and in the meantime the Auditor is to make up the account according to the course of the Exchequer so far as legal vouchers are produced, and the accomptant may by that time produce these vouchers that are wanting.
Ann Hodges widow : [my Lord reads a] letter [from] Mr. Lynn. Shew this to the petitioner.
Geo. Herlackenden : [my Lord reads the] report [from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on his petition as Commissary of the Musters of the Forces in Portugal, concerning his pay for the time before the Establishment commenced, to wit from 1703 Oct. 23 to 1703-4 Jan. 3. See Reference Book VIII, 157. 1705 May 2]. Ordered as a contingent.
Jane Hussey [her petition is read]. There is nothing due, these pensions being all determined by the former war and there has been no fund given since for any of them.
Is[aac] Holford : [his petition is read concerning his contracts with the Victualling Commissioners for oxen and hogs &c. see Reference Book VIII, p. 176. July 20]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of the] Victualling.
Tho[mas] Holland : [his petition is read concerning the charge against him for running wool &c. see Reference Book VIII, p. 175. July 19]. Referred to H. Baker.
Cha. Hobby : [his petition is read concerning the Friendship sloop in New England pressed into her Majesty's service by Lieut. John Moody. See Reference Book VIII p. 175. July 19]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Transports.
Ja. and Edmd. Halon, infants : [the petition in their behalf is read]. The Queen's revenue is so burthened her Majesty will not grant any new pensions.
Handasyde's and Livesey's Regiments [in Jamaica, their petition is read concerning the method of remitting subsistence by merchants : see Reference Book VIII, p. 176. July 20]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
Dr. Harold : [his petition is read]. Her Majesty has refused this.
Col. [John] Hill : [his] Regiment. [My Lord Treasuerer reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on said Colonel's memorial relating to levy money]. Agreed to the report. [July 25. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 4].
Col. John Hill : [his memorial is read]. Ref[erred to the Army Accounts] Comptrollers.
Ditto : [his] memorial. Refer this to the Comptrollers if they have not already allowed for musquetts and reported.
Sir Cha. Hobby : [his petition is read]. If this has not already been referred it must be [sent] to the C[ommissioners of] Transports.
Maur. Housdon : [his petition is read]. Speak with the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] about this at their next attendance. T 4/16, pp. 150-1.
Tho. Jenkins, searcher of Chichester port, [his petition is read and] ref[erred to] H. Baker.
Robert Johnson see C. C. [Customs Commissioners infra p. 151.] Ibid., p. 171.
Cha. Livesay : [my Lord reads the] report [from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [relating to the respits on the said Cha. Livesay as chaplain to Col. Livesay's Regiment]. Write to Mr. St. John [Secretary at War] to prepare a warrant, [see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 113. July 18.]
John Little [his petition is read]. Tis presumed the Trustees [for Irish Forfeitures] rewarded discoverers according to their merits : and my Lord hath nothing to do in matters relating to Irish Forfeitures.
Ea[rl of] Lymerick [his petition is read]. My Lord is to speak to the D[uke] of Ormonde about him. Speak to Mr. Bit. [Blathwayt] about this at his next attendance.
Bishop of London [his petition is read] relating] to Dickinson's forfeited estate in co. Lancaster. Query. If the Queen has any title to this estate upon record and where the record is? Ibid., pp. 189-190.
Moses Medina : the report [from] Mr. Fox [concerning his account is] read. 3 July 1705.
The two late Marine Regiments [my Lord reads the letter from the Agents thereof relating to the accounts of the] Subaltern Officers. [Referred] to the Auditor [Edward Harley] to give my Lord an account how this matter stands as to these petitions. [11 July Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 98].
Brigadier Harry Mordaunt : [my Lord reads his petition concerning recruiting his Regiment for the drafts for the Earl of Peterborough's Expedition]. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts [11 July. Reference Book VIII, p. 172].
Coll [? Collectorship of] Maine : [my Lord reads the] letter in behalf of Cha. Howard. Speak with the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] about this at their next attendance.
Mr. Methuen : [my Lord reads his] account [of moneys] for the preservation of Gibraltar &c. Ref[erred] to the Auditor to make a state of this account.
Mackerell : [my Lord reads his petition]. Recommend him to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] for such employment as they find him qualified for.
Eliza[beth] Muratt [alias Cambolive her petition is read on the] ref[erence from the Queen as notified by Secretary] Ro. Harley. Send all these papers to Mr. Borrett to consider as well the several matters relating to Eliza[beth] Muratt as what relates to Mr. Wentworth and to make a report upon the whole in order to be laid before the Queen.
John Mascall [of London merchant, my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners on his case]. My Lord will speak with the C[ommissioners of] Ex[cise] about this.
Moses Medina [his petition is read. My Lord orders him] 4000l.
The officers of the Mint. [My Lord reads their petition concerning their exemption from juries &c.]. Referred to the Attorney General. [July 25 Reference Book VIII, p. 177].
Moses Medina : [my Lord reads his petition] about tin in Holland. My Lord doth not think fit to alter the hand.
Michael Mittford, owner of the ship Three Pilgrims. [My Lord reads the] report [from the] C[ommissioners of] Transports [hereon]. Agreed.
Mason John : [My Lord reads the] state of his account [as drawn up] per Auditor Shales. Vide Sir John Coniers.
Moses Medina [his petition is read]. He must have a little patience for the 4000l.
Tho. Morice [his] letter [dated] 7 July 1705 new style [is] read 31 July 1705. Ibid., p. 210.
[The] Navy C[ommissioners : my Lord reads their] letter for Midsummer quarter for the Yards and the Course. [My Lord says he will order the money] in a short time.
Ditto for 8000l. for the [Naval] Ordinary. Ordered out of the funds on the scheme [of distribution of the funds].
Mr. Nicholas [my Lord reads his memorial] for Midsummer quarter anno 1705. To be paid in a little time.
Jo[hn] Newman : [my Lord reads his memorial relating to frauds in the Excise]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Ex[cise].
Navy Commissioners : [my Lord reads their] letter [and orders] 500l. to be paid out of the money in the [funds distribution] scheme. Ibid., p. 229.
Ben[jamin] Overton late Warden of the Mint : [my Lord reads the] state of his account [as drawn up] by Auditor Harley. This 59l. 15s. 3d. paid to Mr. Macey at the Receipt [of the Exchequer] is to be set in super upon the heirs, executors and administrators of Macey. This 9l. 12s. 0d. lost by the fall of guineas cannot be allowed. These sums viz. 70l. and 60l. to be allowed to the accountant ; but so much as was received by Macey or Batson is to be set [in super] upon them. Ibid., p. 251.
The Band of Gentlemen Pensioners : [my Lord reads the Paymaster's memorial] for half a year [on their pensions due] at Midsummer. A warrant to be prepared.
Paul Pigout et al. : [my Lord reads the] second report [from] Mr. Borrett. To be laid before the Queen.
[My Lord reads the letter of June 29 last to Mr. Lowndes containing an] account of prizes taken since December last. My Lord approves of this method. [Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 142].
[My Lord reads the] report [from the] C[ommissioners of] Prizes upon reasons given by the merchants for bringing prizes to the port of London. Send this report to Mr. Burchett to move the Prince [George of Denmark as Lord High Admiral] for such directions as [are therein] desired.
[The Queen's] printers : [my Lord reads their memorial for payment and orders] one year [of their debt accrued in] the Queen's time to be paid.
Parkhurst Mr. [my Lord reads his report] rel[ating to] Col. Park. Agreed.
Major Archibald Patten : [my Lord reads his petition and orders] Mr. Howe to put this in his next memorial [for money for the Guards and Garrisons].
Robert Presgrave : [my Lord reads his petition]. To be read again when Lord Halifax [the Auditor of the Receipt] is here.
[My Lord reads the] presentment [from the] C[ommissioners of] Prizes of Dr. William Sherrard, Consul at Smyrna, to be their agent there at 3 per cent. [of the] neat produce of prizes under his care. Approved. T 4/16, p. 268.
Ann Rowell widow : [my Lord reads her petition]. My Lord cannot do anything in this matter.
Lord Ed. Russell [late Treasurer of the Chamber his memorial is read] that he may be no further concerned in the receipt and payment of arrears to the late King's servants. My Lord agrees thereto and the money shall be ordered hereafter to be imprested to my Lord Fitz Hardinge [as present Treasurer of the Chamber].
The Earl of Ranelagh : [my Lord reads the] state of his accounts from 25 March 1699 to Xmas 1702 [as drawn up] by the Auditors of Imprests. [My Lord orders] the Auditors to new state this account by the vouchers produced [up] to this [present] time and they must take care that all the money received by his Lordship since Xmas 1702 to this time be duly charged upon him.
Lord Roche et al. : [My Lord reads their petition]. Ref[erred] to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Sir William Russell [his petition is read]. Enquire what allowance he had out of Col. Cadogan's Regiment.
William Rider : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. Solicitor General. My Lord having had Mr. Attorney [sic? for Solicitor] General's opinion about the whole matter rel[ating] to my Lord Griffin's estate is unwilling to do anything till he has the Attorney's report. Ibid., p. 283.
John Stone [of Kensington, his petition for payment for lodging the late King's Pages of Honour out of Court : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. Vanburgh [thereon and orders] this to be paid when there is money [in the Exchequer from Wm. III's Civil List revenue] arrears.
The Stamp Duties Commissioners : [my Lord reads their] presentment relating to distributors [of stamps set] in super. Ordered.
Ditto : [My Lord reads their presentment for paying [their] officers' taxes whose salaries exceed not 50l. per an. My Lord cannot advise the Queen to make any more precedents of this kind. [July 3. Treasury Board Papers XCIV, 133].
The late C[ommissioners for] Sick and Wounded : [my Lord reads the] Auditors of Imprests' state of their accounts and Mr. Povey's account. Direct Mr. Povey's executors forthwith to pay into the Exchequer 1000l. of the balance due on his account as Treasurer of Sick and Wounded in his late Majesty's reign ; and that they do forthwith make up and clear his accounts for the said service in her present Majesty's reign to the time of his decease.
Geo. Smyth : [my Lord reads his petition and] ref[erred] to Mr. Borrett to enquire what grounds there are to found the claims of the D[uke] of Leeds and Mr. Stephens and what parts of the forfeiture do remain unclaimed and of what value the same may be.
Mrs. Stephens : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of the] Navy [on her petition]. My Lord concurs with the C[ommissioners] in opinion.
Governor and Company of Hollow Sword Blades : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. Jett. Ref[er] this to Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral] for his opinion in point of law.
Major General Seymour : [my Lord reads his] letter to Mr. St. John [the Secretary at War]. Speak with Mr. St. John about the first part of this letter.
Geo. Stepney, Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor : [my Lord reads his memorial and orders the Exchequer to] pay 1000l. in part of what is due according to the Regulation [of Ambassadors' bills of extraordinaries].
Walter and William Sydenham : [my Lord reads their petition for the pay of their brother Geo. Sydenham, a Lieutenant in General Erle's Regiment]. Referred to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts. July 18. Reference Book VIII, p. 175].
Fran[cis] Strutt : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands on his petition for the messuage called Moor Hall in Upwell and Outwell co. Norfolk]. Let Mr. Travers make a survey of this house and land by the nature, quantity and values and report to my Lord what is a reasonable rent for the same for a term of 31 years or if the old rent only be reserved what will be a reasonable fine in that case.
Cha. Scarburgh : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands concerning a piece of ground in Green Cloth Yard]. To be laid before the Queen.
[My Lord reads the letter of the 2nd inst. from Mr. Clark about the] proposal rel[ating to the appointing of one of the] C[ommissioners for] Sick and Wounded to inspect the accounts &c. [and muster the prisoners at the great ports &c. and enquiring as to a suitable allowance to such Commissioner]. Write to Mr. Clarke to represent to the Prince [George as Lord High Admiral that it is my Lord's opinion that the riding charges should be reduced to a certainty of 30s. a day as it was in the last Commission [of Sick and Wounded and Prisoners of War] and that they [the Commissioners] be not left at liberty to make what bills they please : and that his Highness would be pleased to appoint Mr. Churchill to this particular business : and that at the end of the year his Highness would be pleased to make him such further allowance as the nature of the service and the saving to the public may in his Highness's opinion deserve. [see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 114, under date July 24].
Tho. Savery : [my Lord reads the] certificate of his having given security as Treasurer for Sick and Wounded. Read 18 July 1705. [Treasury Board Papers XCV, 13].
Cath. Sherard [her petition is read]. There is no money [of the late King William's Civil List revenue] at present [in the Exchequer]. But my Lord will consider this with other debts of the like kind as soon as 'tis possible.
Ed[ward] St. Leger [a surgeon at Deal : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] late C[ommissioners of] Sick and Wounded [on his petition. Let the late Commissioners shew cause why this was not paid before if it be a just debt. [Treasury Board Papers XCV, 29].
Richard Savage, Secretary to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] : [my Lord reads his] letter rel[ating] to money advanced by Collectors [of Customs in the] outports to Deputy Lieutenants for impresting seamen &c. Renew the former directions if any. If not, write to the C[ommissioners of the] Navy to make out [Navy] bills [for repayment of said moneys to such Collectors] unless they have objections to the contrary.
Jer. Saint Croix [his petition is] read 18th July 1705.
Sick and Wounded Commissioners memorial : See the Minute Book [? under July 18 supra p. 22].
Capt. Studholme [his petition is read]. My Lord can do nothing in this at present.
Eliza Sandys [her petition is read]. My Lord doth not see any ground for granting her any pension.
Mar[y] Sayer, [widow of John Sayer her petition is read concerning the lease of the demesne of the manor of Berkhamsted]. Referred to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands July 25. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 26].
John Street [his petition is read]. My Lord doth not think fit to give any direction in this.
Sick and Wounded Commissioners [their memorial is read]. Certify how much a quarter's pay will come to.
Salt Commissioners : [my Lord reads their] memorial for repayment of taxes on their inferior officers. Ordered. T 4/16, pp. 300-1.
The Lords Commissioners for Trade [their request] for two collections [sets] of the Statutes of England for the service of New York and New Jersey, read 12 July.
Peter Tupper [Commander of the Marlborough galley : my Lord reads his petition concerning the wines in the St. Joseph which he took] : ref[erred to the] C[ustoms C[ommissioners July 11. See Reference Book VIII, p. 171].
Major General Trelawney : [my Lord having received her Majesty's pleasure herein orders the Secretary at War] Mr. St. John to prepare a warrant for allowing Major General Trelawny an additional allowance ofper diem as Governor of Plymouth : to commence from [—and to be paid] out of the Contingencies of Guards and Garrisons. [July 25 see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 121].
Capt. Ed. Tynte : the report [from the] C[ommissioners of] Prizes : read.
The late C[ommissioners of] Transports [my Lord reads their petition about their accounts. Stay process till next Hilary term.
Capt. Peter Tupper : [my Lord reads the] report [from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. Agreed. Ibid., p. 313.
Mr. Viner [his] proposal [is read] rel[ating] to the sale of the Post Office in Lombard Street [as also the] report [from] Sir Christopher Wren [thereupon]. Ref[erred] to the Postmasters [General] to agree the price with Mr. Viner as much to the Queen's advantage as may be. [July 11 see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 100].
Hellen Vaughan [her petition is read]. To be laid before the Queen for 100l. instead of [the] arrears [which are grown] due.
The Victualling Commissioners : my Lord reads their] letter about Messrs. Sturt's and Papillon's accounts. Write to the Commissioners of the Victualling to proceed on Mr. Papillon's accounts and to hasten the despatch thereof as soon as possible that so they may go on with the other Victualling accounts that are depending : and stay the process against Mr. Sturt till next Hilary term. Ground the warrant [for this stay of process] on this report.
David Vanson [his] letter [of] 17 July 1705 relating to salt used in the saving [preserving of] fish. Read 31 July 1705. Ibid., p. 329.
Tho. Worrell : prepare a privy seal.
Tho. Warren : my Lord reads the rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Ex[cise]. Agreed. [Royal sign warrant July 20 for a discharge. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 442-3].
Dr. Woodroffe : [my Lord reads his memorial relating to the Greek youths in Gloucester Hall, Oxford under his charge for 6 years and the set off of his arrear thereon against his Salt Duty debt]. There can be no deduction out of the Salt Duties but if the Queen has made any promise that any profits rising out of this estate [Dickenson's forfeited estate in Lancashire] shall be given for this use [the Greek youths' education] my Lord will move her Majesty when anything arises therefrom to apply it thereunto.
Hen. Wise : [my Lord reads his memorial for money for the Gardens and orders him] 1000l. in part.
Tho. Walder : [my Lord reads his petition concerning 3900l. in Bankers' annuities mortgaged to him]. Referred to Mr. Borret. [July 20 see Reference Book VIII, p. 177].
The Officers of the Works about repairing two bridges on Hounslow Heath. [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Attorney General. My Lord is satisfied these bridges must be repaired at the Queen's charge and orders the 24l. to be issued for that purpose.
John Woodroff and Abra[ham] Dugard [of London merchants their petition concerning their wine bonds given for Gabriell Guishard is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ustoms C[ommissioners]. [July 11 see Reference Book VIII, p. 172].
Cha. Whitworth, Envoy to the Czar [his petition is read. My Lord orders] Mr. Powis to state what is due and how much thereof [is] within the Regulation [as to Ambassadors' extraordinaries] and to distinguish how much thereof falls] in the Queen's time.
Hen[ry] Wise : [my Lord reads his petition concerning a small piece of ground near Hampton Court Green]. Ref[erred to the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. [July 19 see Reference Book VIII, p. 175].
The Paymaster of the Works : [my Lord reads his] memorial rel[ating] to his accounts. No account ought to be passed without the [Treasury] Instructions [to the Works] had been pursued. But when new Instructions are made my Lord will give directions for passing the late accounts pursuant to such new Instructions.
Stanford Wallace : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands on his petition]. The tithes must be answered, as they ought to be, out of the profits of the lands.
John Williams : [my Lord reads his] letter relating] to the tin [containing a proposal for disposing of her Majesty's tin to great advantage]. Desire this man to attend on Wednesday morning. Ref[er the letter itself] to the officers of the Mint to examine the matters of fact and report. [July 26 see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 115].
Cornet Ja. Wynne : [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of the] Rev[enue of] Ireland. The sureties only to be discharged on payment of 227l. 17s. 3d.
The woollen manufactors, merchants and traders [of] co. Yorks. [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners on their petition]. Agreed. Ibid., pp. 344-5.
Knight, Skipwith and John Colhoune. [Their petition is read]. My Lord can do nothing in this.
John Key : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Comptrollers of Army Accounts [on his petition touching the 785l. remaining in the Office of the Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons for the clothing of Col. Rivers' Regiment]. [Write to] Mr. How to shew cause why he does not pay this [money] to those who have right to it. [July 18 see Out Letters XVIII, p. 111].
Gregory King : [my Lord reads his] letter praying to be [appointed] Secretary to the Comptrollers [of the Accounts] of the Army. My Lord will put Mr. King into this office if the Comptrollers have no objections. T 4/16, p. 359.
John Yeamans, Lieutenant Governor of Antigua : [my Lord reads the] report [from] Mr. Blathwayt [on Yeamans' petition concerning his salary]. Prepare a sign manual for a privy seal accordingly. [Blathwayt's report dated July 4 is in Treasury Board Papers XCV, 1. The sign manual for the privy seal is dated 17 Sept. Queen's Warrant Book XXII, pp. 459-60]. Ibid., p. 367.