Minute Book
November 1705

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'Minute Book: November 1705', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 166-172. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84812 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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November 1705

November. The Earl of Arran [his petition shewing that he has purchased the Earl of Ranelagh's interest in Bagshot Park and praying a new lease is read and] ref[erred to the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands. 21 Nov. see Reference Book VIII, p. 196].
William Atwood [Chief Justice of the Province of New York : my Lord reads his petition concerning his pay after suspension]. My Lord thinks he has been very indulgent to him already. [26 Nov. 1705. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 41]. T 4/16, p. 3.
[My Lord reads the letter sent to Mr. Lowndes from] John Butts [concerning pay for his services as a consul]. My Lord doth not think what he desires hath any foundation. [Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 2].
[My Lord reads the] letter [from the Admiralty Secretary] Mr. Burchett with a copy of Dr. Brampston's report about Admiralty Courts in the West Indies &c. To be laid before the Queen in Council. Nov. 1705.
[My Lord reads the proposal from] William Borrett rel[ating] to John Jenkins one of the sureties of Richard Tailour, late Paymaster [of the] Million Lottery [concerning] his being allowed 30l. more to save the rest of the charges in taking him in execution. Ordered according to the proposal.
[My Lord reads the petition of] John Bury, Receiver General [of Taxes for] co. Notts, [my Lord orders him] to be paid out of arrears [of the late King William's Civil List revenue or out of arrears of the Land tax of the year of his collection].
William Borrett [his memorial is read for money for Crown Law suits. My Lord orders] a warrant for 500l. and my Lord will speak with him about these prosecutions.
[My Lord reads the petition of] Catherine de Bourbon [daughter of Gideon de Bourbon, Marquis de Basian, praying a pension]. The revenue is already too much loaded with pensions. [26 Nov. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 40].
Jos[eph] Boit, merchant : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Excise [on his petition concerning the Duties on mean and foul brandy imported from Genoa : my Lord] agreed [to the report. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 37]. Ibid., pp. 32-3.
Mary Chaffin [widow of George Chaffin an Excise gauger who was murdered and robbed on duty, her petition is read and] ref[erred to the] Excise Commissioners. [9 November : see Reference Book VIII, p. 192].
[My Lord reads the] Customs Commissioners' presentment touching the loss sustained by Mr. Culliford et al. by the Shoreham [Customs] sloop being cast away. My Lord thinks there is no good ground for this and it would be an ill precedent.
[My Lord reads the] said Commissioners' report rel[ating] to an information given of arms being aboard some Dutch doggers bound to Scotland. There seems to be no ground for the information.
[My Lord reads the] said Commissioners' report [on the petition] for a moiety of money seized by Mr. Tarvin. Ordered. [See the money warrant of Nov. 9 in Money Book XVIII, p. 106].
[My Lord reads the report from] said Commissioners rel[ating] to wines forced ashore at Newhaven. Send a copy of this to Sir Tho. Pelham.
[My Lord reads the petition from the] clothiers of the Army. R[eferred to the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. [3 Nov. See Reference Book VIII, p. 190].
My Lord reads the petition from William [Clayton of Liverpool] and Rich. Clayton [of the West Indies] merchants [for a plantation in St. Christopher in the West Indies]. Ref[erred to] Mr. Blathwayt. [12 Nov. See Reference Book VIII, p. 191].
My Lord reads the petition from Hen. Cornish concerning money advanced to the Earl of Peterborough before he went on the Expedition. Ref[erred to] Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons]. 8 Nov. See Reference Book VIII, p. 192.
John Cardy [clothier, my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on his petition concerning the offreckonings of Lord Jedburgh's Regiment]. My Lord is of the same opinion with the Comptrollers in this report. [14 Nov. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 96].
Samuel Chandler [his petition is read]. His attendance was his own fault.
Hen. Chub [my Lord reads the] report [from Mr. Sam Travers the Crown Lands] Surveyor General [on Chubb's petition concerning the fine of a lease of tenements in Bucklawren]. Agreed. [27 Nov. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 76].
[My Lord reads the petition from] Sir John Coniers et al. sureties of [John] Mason [late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Cambridge]. Ref[erred to the] Agents for Taxes.
[My Lord reads the petition from the] Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies [praying their fees on tallies] from Easter to Michaelmas 1705 amounting to 68l. 19s. 6d. [My Lord orders] a warrant [for payment accordingly].
My Lord reads the petition from Tho. Carr, laceman to King William. When any arrears [of the said late King's Civil List revenue] come in some part of this debt shall be paid.
Peter Changuion merchant [of] Leyden [my Lord reads his petition]. Mr. Taylour to certify how this matter stands on the reports. Ibid., pp. 61-62.
Robert Delaval [his petition is read]. Recommend him to the C[ommissioners of the] Stamp Duties.
Dean Forest : [my Lord reads the] proposal [concerning the wood there]. Ref[erred to the Surveyor General of Woods] Mr. Wilcox.
John Darby, Receiver General of Taxes for Derbyshire [sic? Dorsetshire my Lord reads the report from the Taxes Agents on his petition]. Prepare warrants for [payment of] so much as is already reported. Ibid., p. 80.
Sir John Elwill and Ch[ristopher] Bele late Receivers General of Taxes in co. Devon [their petition is] read. Ibid., p. 95.
Gilb[ert] Ford [my Lord reads the letter in his favour from] Sir Roger Bradshaw. [My Lord orders him] to have one of the tidewaiters' places in London port.
Forest see Dean Forest supra.
Foulks Ed. ["a relative of Mr. Foulks the Lawer" recommended to be Collector of Milford Haven his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. 21 Nov. See Reference Book VIII, p. 193].
John Fuller [a distiller of many years standing convicted for malpractices his petition is] ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Excise. T 4/16, p. 113.
Tho. Gill [late messenger and informer in the Excise Office : his petition is read]. My Lord will be there to-morrow.
Carleton Goddard et al. [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Excise [on their petition]. Agreed. Ibid., p. 132.
Isaac Henriquez et al. [their petition for allowance of 1 penny above the 6s. per milrei on the 17,000 milreis paid by Mr. Methuen is read and] ref[erred to the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [Oct. 30]. The report [from the said] Comptrollers [is read]. Agreed. [See Reference Book VIII, p. 188.]
The Governors of St. Thomas's Hospital [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Sick and Wounded [concerning the attendance on sick and wounded, the diet, the revenue and buildings of said Hospital and recommending a bounty to the foundation at the end of the war as better than an establishment]. My Lord agrees with the Com[missioners] that the Hospital have a gratuity at the end of the war. [8 Nov. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 9].
Col. John Hill [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [concerning the pay, muster rolls and levy money of the Regiment]. They must apply for a clause (viz. to supply the want of the regular muster rolls) . The levy money is not to be allowed for so many men as shall appear to have been wanting before the Regiment was taken prisoner. If it shall appear per Mr. Fox's certificate that no levy money has been paid for these additional men, then the same is to be allowed. The deduction [is] to stand viz. for the charge of transportation from Ireland. [See Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 3].
Cha. and Richard Hoare [their petition is read]. The 300l. was thought a full consideration by the Q[ueen's] Counsel.
The executors of Harry [Henry] Harris, late engraver of the Mint [the petition of his daughter and executrix is read praying payment for the seals ordered from him before his death which she has finished and delivered and for which she stands engaged to the workmen.] Referred to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. [28 Nov. 1705. Reference Book VIII, p. 195].
Gab. Hall [petition read]. My Lord cannot interrupt the course of law. Ibid., p. 151.
The Jamaica merchants [their petition praying a grant of the Queen's eighth part in their ship Richard and Sarah] ref[erred] by Secretary Harley to the Lords Commissioners for Trade : the said Commissioners' report thereupon ref[erred to the Lord Treasurer by Secretary] R[obert] Harley. [My Lord reads the said report and orders Mr. Lowndes to] send [to Mr. Crawley] for an account how much the eighth part prayed for amounts to. [26 Nov. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 160]. Ibid., p. 171.
Tho. Lazenby [mariner his petition is read concerning the Duty on rum sunk off the Isle of Wight in the ship Dudley of Boston on Oct. 4 last]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Excise. [13 Nov. Reference Book VIII, p. 192].
Lowden and Wilson, serjeants [in] Charlemont's Regiment [the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on their petition is] read.
Mr. [Robert] Lucy [Receiver of the temporalities of the bishopric of St. David's, my Lord reads his memorial praying an allowance for his expenses in prosecuting Dr. Watson, the late bishop, to a deprivation]. Send this to Mr. Auditor Shales. Direct him forthwith to certify my Lord Treasurer what hath arisen by the temporalities of this bishopric during the vacancy of that see ; how the same has been answered and how much and in whose hands doth now remain unaccounted for and that he also report to my Lord what pretensions the petitioner hath to what he prays by this petition. [26 Nov. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 158]. Ibid., 190.
[My Lord reads an extract of a letter from Col. Seymour, Governor of Maryland together with a] scheme [of new Regulations to be made in that colony for the improvement of trade and] to prevent abuses in the Plantation trade in Maryland. [My Lord orders it] to be sent to Mr. Popple to be laid before the Lords Commissioners for Trade. [2 Nov. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 152].
Lord Mordaunt [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the Army Accounts] Comptrollers.
Brigadier Harry Mordaunt [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on his memorial. My Lord] agreed [with the report] and let the Paymaster [of Forces] make a particular demand for this [item] setting forth [in his demand] to what account this sum must be placed and for what year.
Sol[omon] Merrett et al. [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners on their petition of Nov. 10 concerning wine on board their pink the Hart employed in the fishing trade of Newfoundland as in Reference Book VIII, p. 191]. My Lord agrees with this report.
Jane Machitrick [her petition is read]. She may if she pleases apply to the Government.
Col. Geo. Macartney [his petition is read shewing that the Commissary in Holland has mustered only 55 men to each Company of petitioner's Regiment though the Establishment directs 56 per Company]. Ref[erred to the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. [Nov. 28. See Reference Book VIII, p. 196].
Harcourt Master [his petition is read]. Examine whether [there be] any vacancy.
William Marston [vicar of Redbourne, his petition is read concerning his recognizance for John Cairns or Carins]. Ref[erred to the] Att[orney] Gen[eral. 29 Nov. See Reference Book VIII, p. 195 and see Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 61]. Ibid., p. 210.
Nicho. [Noah] Overing [brewer, his petition is read concerning beer brewed by him for the Navy in July last which was spoiled by the summer being so hot]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of the] Victualling. [13 Nov. see Reference Book VIII, p. 192]. Ibid., p. 251.
[My Lord reads the] presentment [from the] C[ommissioners of] Prizes relating to the St. Paul of Rochelle, prize. Desire them to make their report more intelligible and to ascertain [fix] the quantum to be allowed to Plater : and to prepare the draft of a warrant for bringing to the Receiver General [of Prizes] the remainder of the Queen's part [of said prize] and for the due application of the captors' part]. [10 Nov. see Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 154].
Rich[ard] Pope [his petition is read for a grant of the town and lands of Clonad]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of the] Revenue in Ireland. [16 Nov. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 379].
Lord Paston : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on said Lord Paston's petition for taking off the respits on his Regiment that had done duty at Portsmouth where great mortality and frequent desertion happened]. To be considered when the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] attend at the Treasury. [Later] To be considered when the D[uke] of Marlborough is here. [Treasury Board Papers XCV, 46].
Fran[cis] Partis et al. [their petition is read for leave to compound their 6700l. Salt Duty debt]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of the] Salt Duties. [21 November see Reference Book VIII, p. 193.
Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells [his petition is read praying payment for the engrossing and examining the Pells rolls of his predecessor's time. My Lord orders] 250l. to be paid. [26 November. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 39]. T 4/16, p. 269.
Dame Laetitia Russell [my Lord reads her memorial desiring the stating of Lady Dorchester's debt in order to the payment of petitioner's 600l. per an.]. Ordered accordingly. [3 Nov. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 6].
Major General Ross [my Lord reads the] letter [from the Secretary at War] Mr. St. John about augmenting the two Regiments of Dragoons in the Low Countries. Respited till the Duke of Marlborough's return.
Widow Mary Row [her petition is read] Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral] has made his report directly against what is prayed by the petitioner.
Daniel Renison [keeper of a victualling house at Highlake (Hoylake) in Cheshire his petition is read concerning his prosecution for running of goods]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. 27. Nov see Reference Book VIII, p. 194]. Ibid., p. 284.
John Swaine [his petition is read for payment of the 1l. 18s. 2d. due to him as formerly an outpensioner in the Company of Invalids at Chester]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts : 6 Nov. Reference Book VIII, p. 190].
Eliz. Stroud [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Transports [and orders the] Commissioners to attend on Wednesday morning next and the report of the 20th of August last to be looked out.
Daniel Smith [late surveyor of the port of Lee in Essex a prisoner in Wood Street Compter for his debt owing to the Queen : his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. 13 Nov. see Reference Book VIII, p. 192].
Jos. Swaine [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. Ordered. Ibid., p. 301.
Leonard Thompson, Remembrancer of the Exchequer [his petition is read for leave to resign his place to Mr. Robert Jones]. Ref[erred to the] Lord Chief Baron [of the Exchequer 2 Nov. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 152 and see Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 12].
William Tyndale, his proposal about [advancing the revenue in relation to] tin : [my Lord reads the] report from the Officers of the Mint. My Lord agrees with the report and dismisses the proposal. [31 Oct. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 113].
St. Thomas's Hospital Governors. See Hospital supra p. 168.
Hen. Tenison et al. [Henry Tenison and Thomas Proby of Dublin their petition is read for leave to remove the dog kennel from under the wall of Phœnix Park to a more convenient place]. Ref[erred to the] D[uke of] Ormonde. [see Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 73].
Leonard Thompson [his petition ut] supra [p. 170 : my Lord reads the] report from the Lord Chief Baron [Ward]. On consideration of the Lord Chief Baron's report my Lord Treasurer doth not think this transfer of office] advisable. [see Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 12].
Transport ship owners [my Lord reads their petition]. To be brought in next Friday morning when the C[ommissioners] of Transports are here.
Mary [Margaret] Thompson [widow of Jam. Thompson, late a serjeant in Lord Charlemont's Regiment who died in the West Indies in 1703, praying payment of the 11l. 1s. 0d. pay due to him : her petition is read and] ref[erred to the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. [21 November. Reference Book VIII, p. 195].
The petitioners for Transport debt [their petition is] read.
Money craved for Transport service [the petition is] read.
Tapsfeild and Duccane [their petition is read and] ref[erred to] H. Baker.
Philip Tombes, Dutch Consul [his petition is read on a reference from Secretary] Ro. Harley. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Tally Court Officers [their petition is read for payment of their fees on] tallies levied without fees from Easter to Michaelmas 1705 : [the said fees] amounting to 551l. 16s. 10d. [My Lord orders] a warrant.
[My Lord reads the petition from the] owners of the ships hired to transport the Forces to Cadiz and the West Indies [representing their hardships for want of the money due to them. My Lord orders the] C[ommissioners of] Transports to send a list of their [transport Office bill register or] course that my Lord may see in what part of their register this debt doth stand ; and my Lord will order 40,000l. out of Land Tax for that service. [1 Jan. 1705-6. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 169].
Rowland and William Tryon [merchants their petition is read in behalf of themselves for leave to export guns for a defensible ship which they are building for the Plantation trade in New England]. Ref[erred to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. 26 Nov. Reference Book VIII, p. 194].
The owners and masters [of the ships] employed in the Transport service : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Transports vide the Minute Book supra p. 37 under date 20 Nov. 1705 [the minute there is here repeated verbatim]. Ibid., p. 314.
John Williams : [his] proposal about tin : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Officers of the Mint. My Lord agrees with the report and dismisses the proposal. [31 Oct. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 88].
Guic[ciardine] Wentworth [his petition is read]. When anything happens [to fall vacant] that is proper [for him] my Lord will give it him.
Michael Weeks [Wicks, late Receiver of the Plantation Duties his petition is read concerning the Customs Commissioners' charges against him of avoiding examinations concerning his accounts etc.]. Ref[erred to] Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral. 12 Nov. Reference Book VIII, p. 192].
[My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on the memorial of] George Wilcocks in behalf of Mr. Brerewood. My Lord agrees with this report and confirms his former minutes. [9 Nov. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 8].
[My Lord reads the petition from the] Officers of the four West India Regiments whose accounts were lately stated in Ireland. Respited till the Comptrollers General [the Comptroller General and Accountant General in Ireland, his] report about the four West India Regiments is brought in.
Capt. John Wildman [of Major General Stewart's Regiment praying the arrears due to his Company : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on his petition]. My Lord can give no directions in this. [14 Nov. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 90].
Lady Wood : [the] rep[ort from the] Att[orney] Gen[eral], Read 17 Nov. 1705. [Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 14. The minute endorsed on this paper is as follows Read 17 Nov. 1705. Warrant for a privy seal to give this to Lady Wood].
Tho. Whitley [my Lord reads his petition]. Ref[erred to the] Agents for Taxes.
Sir Jos[eph] Woolf [et al. owners of the ship Joseph and Thomas : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Transports [on their petition concerning said ship, hired to transport her Majesty's Forces to Portugal and worth 2974l. 10s. 0d. which they defended bravely against the enemy. My Lord directs the said] C[ommissioners of Transports] to propose what sum they think proper to be given as a bounty and how the same shall be distributed. [26 Nov. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 159].
Guic[ciardine] Wentworth [his petition is read]. The Queen cannot pay other people's debts :
John Wolstenholme [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. T 4/16, p. 345-6.
John Knight [late Receiver General of Customs his petition is read praying an allowance of 50l. per an. for a clerk for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty and the like for a clerk for passing his accounts]. Referred to [that one of the two] Auditors [of Imprests] with whom the accounts are. [12 Nov. Reference Book VIII, p. 191].
[The dates of the following five items are uncertain]
Jos. Kane, clothier of Ireland : the rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [is read]. My Lord adheres to his resolution on the former report.
Sir Robert Killigrew [his petition is read]. My Lord will move the Queen to give him 20l.
Nath. Kay [his petition is read]. He must apply to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Ann Kershe [her petition is read]. Rejected.
Mary Killigrew [her petition is read]. To be laid before the Queen. [See minute supra p. 81 under date 10 June 1706], Ibid., p. 359.