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'Minute Book: January 1706', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 181-191. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84814 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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January 1706

Alphabetical Register of the Papers Read and Minuted at the Treasury Board.
1706.
1705-6. January. The Agents for Taxes their memorial about setting aside the composition of Mr. Molyneux late Receiver General [of Taxes] co. Lancs. [is read and] approved.
The Agents for Taxes : their presentment about money paid by the sheriffs for Mr. Pickering [is read and] agreed.
The Earl of Albemarle : his memorial relating to his accounts [as Master] of the Robes [to the late King : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Auditor Harley [upon the same]. Prepare warrants accordingly.
The Auditors of Imprests : [my Lord reads their] report on the account of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty [as received by] Mr. Knight as assistant to Mr. Fox late Receiver General of the Customs and for himself [Knight] when Receiver General of Customs : [the Auditor reports that the said Knight] craves 50l. per an. for his own pains in receiving and paying the said Duties and 50l. per an. to a clerk but no warrant [is] produced [by said Knight] for the allowance thereof. Prepare a warrant for 50l. a year for the whole [time of the said receipt].
[The auditors further report that] in Mr. Lytcot's account from Xmas 1685 to Xmas 1687 [of the said Four and a Half per cent. Duty] on the foot thereof Edwin Steed and Ed. Cranfeild, late Commissioners of these Duties in Barbados, remain indebted 295l. 8s. 4¾d. [My Lord orders the Queen's Remembrancer to] issue process. T 4/16, p. 3.
John Brougham, Secretary to the Excise Commissioners [his petition is read]. My Lord adheres to his resolution of the 18 July last.
Mr. Bridges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : my Lord reads the] letter [from the Secretary at War] Mr. St. John with the warrant signed by the Queen for 40,000l. to the use of the K[ing] of Spain. Recite only that 40,000l. is paid to Mr. Bridges. The remittance by Furnese is improper. Order this money to be paid by his Deputies as [in] the minute [supra pp. 47-8] viz. 10,000l. to the K[ing] Spain and only 30,000l. to attend the direction of the E[arl] of Peterborough.
Tho. Beaven [his petition is read]. To be considered when the [Land Tax] Receivers are appointed.
Samuel Birche [apothecary, his petition is read for a lease of a small piece of ground formerly a Bowling Green near Whitehall Palace]. Ref[erred to the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands. 7 Jan. Reference Book VIII, p. 204].
Simon Biddulph [his petition is read]. If he will surrender his lease there may be a p[rivy] s[eal issued] to accept it.
Sir Alexander Bruce [his petition is read]. My Lord doth not think this reasonable.
Rebecca Bartholomew [her petition is read]. This cannot be done.
Ann Barrington [wife of John Barrington an invalided Excise officer, her petition is read praying increase of her pension of 10l. a year]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Excise. [9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 206].
The Barbados merchants [their petition is read for mitigation of the high Duties on improved sugars which is causing great detriment to their trade with Barbados]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. 11 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 206].
Mr. Bellingham [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Mr. Bingham [his petition is read concerning 800l. lent by him to Lieut. Col. Ward who died in the West Indies]. Ref[erred to the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. 16 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 207.
Capt. Bushe [my Lord reads the] letter [from the] C[ommissioners of] Prizes : [my Lord orders a] warrant for this 35l.
Hen. Blake [his petition is read. My Lord orders it] to be considered when the Agents [for Taxes] attend about appointing [Land Tax] Receivers.
John Brougham [his petition is read]. This has been answered already and my Lord will not be troubled any further in this matter. T 4/16, p. 33.
[My Lord reads the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners'] presentment relating to the accounts of the Collectors of the Outports. [My Lord orders it] to be read again when the Commissioners attend.
Ditto : [their presentment] touching deposits for the New Subsidy on Prizage wines. Ordered accordingly.
Ditto : [their report] relating to the complaint against Coll[onel] Stanwix [Lieut. Governor and burgess for Carlisle concerning Salt Duty.] Read 2 Jan. 1705-6. [See Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 75].
Ditto : [their report] upon [the] extract [of a] letter from Embassador Methuen touching arms and ammunition [sent] to Portugal. Read 2 Jan. 1705-6.
Ditto [their report] on an order [of] C[ouncil] rel[ating] to illegal practices in importing prohibited and contraband goods and defrauding her Majesty of her Customs. [My Lord orders] this report to be laid before the Queen but a short rep[ort is] to be signed by his Lordship referring to it.
Henry Coltman, clerk to the Paymaster of the Million Lottery, [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Auditors of Imprests and thereupon orders several articles [to be] allowed [in the accounts of Richard Taylor the said Paymaster but my Lord] disallowed 13l. [craved] for porterage and 10l. to the [Imprests] Auditor's clerks for expediting the accounts. [See Treasury Board Papers XCV, 105. The Minute as endorsed on that report is as follows : upon this, a warrant to the Auditor to allow the fees paid by Mr. Taylor. A warrant to the [Million Lottery] Comptroller to pay over Taylor's cash secured by him to the present Paymaster [of said Lottery] : a warrant to the [said present] Paymaster to pay Coltman the fees [here ordered] to be paid him.
Mrs. Crompton [my Lord reads the] state of her husband's account as late Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets. Let the Auditor prepare this account for Declaration according to the course of the Exchequer.
William Clough [his petition is read]. Look out the report.
[Jam.] Caldevert, Pavillard et al. [five others their petition is read being French Officers] who went [under command of Monsieur de Guiscard, Marquis de la Bourlie] to make a descent into Languedoc. My Lord can do nothing in this. [4 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 14].
Fran. Crake [petition read : ordered] to be paid out of arrears [of the late King William's Civil List revenue when there is sufficient in the Exchequer].
E[arl of] Clarendon [my Lord reads his] letter con[cerning] restoring Mr. Byerley to his employment. Write to my Lord Cornbury either to take off the suspension or to let my Lord know upon what grounds he is suspended. Take notice [in the letter] that this is an office of the revenue [and therefore entirely under the Lord Treasurer] and his lordship [Cornbury] has done this without sending [to my Lord Treasurer any notification of] the cause. [14 Jan. Out Letters (General) XVIII, 175].
John Dutton Colt [my Lord reads his] letter. To be considered when the [Taxes] Agents attend about appointing [Land Tax] Receivers.
Lord Carbury [my Lord reads his letter in favour or] pro Price. To be laid before my Lord [Treasurer] when a presentment comes up [from the Customs Commissioners] and my Lord will grant it if it be void. [See Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 38].
Tho. Carr the laceman : [my Lord reads his petition and orders him] 200l. out of arrears [of the Civil List revenue of the late King William].
[My Lord reads the] presentment [from the] C[ustoms C[ommissioners] rel[ating] to the Venetian Ambassador's goods. It was a favour dispensed by mistake to the former Ambassador which afterwards was found not to be consistent with law.
John Chamberlain [my Lord reads his letter] pro Col. Dudley Governor of New England. Referred to Mr. Blathwayt. [See Treasury Board Board Papers XCVII, 10].
The Deputy Chamberlains [for joining tallies in the Exchequer : my Lord reads their petition for fees due on joining tallies]. Referred to Auditor Harley. [29 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 210]. Ibid., p. 62.
Mr. Dummer [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Postmaster General. Agreed.
John Digby [his petition is read]. This is already disposed [of].
Col. Dudley, Governor of New England [my Lord reads the] letter on [the] paragraph relating to his account for sending Capt. Walton's Company to Jamaica. Query : how this matter stands?
My Lord reads the memorial for a dial in Westminster [to take the place of a clock and bell formerly in the New Palace Yard Westminster as very necessary to the Parliament, the Courts in Westminster Hall, the officers in the Exchequer and all who had business there]. My Lord is willing to pay the charge of this provided it do not exceed 20l. [23 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 36].
Marmaduke Dean [his petition is read and] ref[erred] to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
And[rew] Duxbury [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. T 4/16, p. 80.
[My Lord reads the] Excise Commissioners' memorial touching drink brewed at his late Majesty's Brew House. Ordered as proposed.
Tho. Edwards [his petition is read praying an appointment] to be Receiver of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados. To be considered (with Mr. Heysham's papers] when the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] are present.
[William] Emmerson and Playell their petition is read for pay for watering the road in Hyde Park. Referred to Mr. Wilcox. [9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 210]. Ibid., 95-6.
William Fawkes [of the city of Lincoln, alderman, Receiver General of Land Tax for part of co. Lincoln anno 1705 and also for the Duties on Marriages &c. : praying to be same for same for the year 1706]. Ref[erred to [the Taxes] Agents and see whether this doth not interfere with Mr. B's request made some time ago. [4 Jan. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) I, p. 77].
Sir Bazill Firebrace, Samuel Shepherd et al. merchants [their petition] touching interest on their bonds : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners on said petition]. My Lord approves the report and dismisses the petition. [Jan. 2. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 34]. Ibid., p. 114.
Col. Grahme [his petition is read] my Lord orders] Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral] to peruse the inquisition and see if her Majesty may legally make the grant desired viz. of derelict lands in co. Lincoln : with his opinion [thereon. 2 Jan. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 169]. Ibid., p. 132.
John Hare [a common brewer indebted to the Crown : My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Commissioners of Excise. Agreed. [2 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 36].
William Horsely and his wife [their petition is read and] ref[erred to] Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral]. [See Reference Book VIII, 214 under date Feb. 13].
The underkeepers of Hyde Park [their petition is read for payment for watering the park in 1705]. Mr. Wilcox to examine this and compare it with [the] expenses of other years. [9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 208].
[My Lord reads] Caleb Heathcott [his] letter [proposing an experiment to be made for serving her Majesty with naval stores]. Send to Mr. Blathwayt for his opinion. [7 Jan. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 171].
Secretary Harley [my Lord reads his letter] with extract of a letter from [the] E[arl of] Galway and another from Col. Handasyde. Referred [to the Secretary at War] Mr. St. John and the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
Sir Ed. Hussey [my Lord reads his] letter pro Mr. Fawkes to be Receiver [General of Taxes] of Lincoln. To be considered when the Receivers [General of Land Tax anno 1706] are appointed.
Jane Hunter [her petition is read concerning the arrears due to her husband who served in the Earl of Donegal's Regiment from Ireland to Cadiz and thence to the West Indies in Capt. Phillips's Company but died 2 Aug. 1703]. Ref[erred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts. 11 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 206].
Sir Cha. Hara [his petition is read concerning respites on the Regiment of Fusiliers]. Ref[erred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] [about 22 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 34], Ibid., p. 151.
John Jemmett [his petition is read for reward for apprehending George Panton coming from France]. Ref[erred to Mr. Borrett. 9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 206].
Jezreel Jones [my Lord reads his] account of expenses at the Court of the Emperor of Morocco [the Emperor of Morocco and his Viceroy Alcaid Aly to negotiate for provisions for Gibraltar and to break the measures of the French and Spanish consuls and friars : [all as forwarded in the] letter [from Secretary] Sir Charles Hedges : upon his making oath to the truth of these articles the total is to be paid on the order for extraordinary expense at Gibraltar. [2 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 7].
The Company of Imbroiders [of] London : [my Lord reads their petition concerning the great charge on the estate of Edward Whitaker lately seized into the Queen's hands but applicable by them for charitable uses]. Let Mr. Auditor certify how the profits of Whitaker's estate are charged and answered and whether the petitioners are entitled to this rent charge. [9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 205].
Sir Jeff[rey] Jeffrys [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] Mr. How.
Jamaica merchants [my Lord reads the] report [from] Mr. Crawley [on their petition]. My Lord is inclined to move the Queen to grant this to the merchants but [first] desire them to show my Lord what they intend to give the persons who were wounded in the defence of the ship.
Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys : [his petition concerning the Muster rolls of the four Companies of Foot at New York : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. Howe [the Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons] about the subsistence of the [said] four Companies. Agreed. [21 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 209].
Ben Jackson, master mason [of the Works : my Lord reads the] report [from the] Officers of the Works [on his petition for arrears]. There is no money at present [in the Exchequer from the late King's Civil List revenue applicable to these Civil List arrears].
[The date of the following three items is not certain].
John Jekill recommended by Col. Dudley to be Receiver of the Queen's Revenue in New Hampshire. Ref[erred] to Mr. Blathwayt and afterwards to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Tho. Jett senr. [my Lord reads his petition] rel[ating] to Malt tallies in his hands. My Lord agrees that Mr. Jett dispose of these tallies at 5 per cent. [interest] allowing the said interest from the time only of the actual advancing [the money value] thereof.
Sir Jos. Jekyll [my Lord reads his petition] rel[ating] to [the place of] Receiver [of the Queen's Revenue of New Hampshire and Collector of Massachusetts Bay. My Lord [is] to be put in mind of this when anything is moving in the Treasury relating to what is desired by Sir Jos. Jekyll. Ibid., pp. 171-2.
Ed. Littleton and Sir Hen. Gough : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Auditor Shales [on their papers]. Refer this to Mr. Attorney [General] to give his opinion on this case in point of law. [See Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 172 under date 10 Jan.]
[My Lord reads the petition from] Col[onels Luke] Lillingston, [Owen] Wynn and [Nicho] La Pelle [Lepel], Colonels of 3 Regiments lately sent into Ireland, praying their expenses in levying men]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts. 9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, p. 206.
Capt. Tho. Lloyd [his petition is read]. Rejected.
The Lieutenants of the two late Marine Regiments [their petition is read]. When there is money applicable to this use my Lord will consider them.
Jos. Lowden et al. [Joseph Lowden and John Watson] serjeants in Lord Charlemont's Regiment [their petition is read concerning the 14l. 12s. 4d. short paid them by Lieut. Bambur]. Ref[erred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts : 14 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 207].
Lyndall and Wentworth [Captains of the two Additional Companies in Col. Handasyde's Regiment concerning the charges of raising men between June and October]. Ref[erred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts. 12 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 210].
Cha. Lodwick, attorney to Mrs. Gurtruyd Courtld [Geertruyd Cortlande, widow and executrix of Col. Cortland, of New York concerning the cost of his victualling two Companies there from Dec. 1699 to April 1700]. Ref[erred to] Mr. Blathwayt. [28 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 210].
Lyme Regis [Corporation my Lord reads their petition] for 50l. [for] half a year due at Xmas [on their annuity] for repair of their cobb. Prepare a warrant for this half year.
The planters and merchants of the Leeward Islands [their petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Captains Lyndall and Wentworth [their petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
Ed. Littleton and Sir Hen. Gough : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Att[orney] Gen[eral]. Let the Auditor certify whether there be any of the late Lord Griffith's [Griffin's] estate in charge for the Crown and how much.
John Lee [his petition is read]. Recommend [him to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. T 4/16, p. 190.
Peter Mauvillan calico printer : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] [my Lord doth] agree with the report. [See supra p. 163 under date 10 Oct. 1705].
Is. Madder [his petition is read] my Lord cannot advise anything in this.
Geo. Muschamp [his petition is read concerning his salary as Receiver in Maryland]. Ref[erred to] Mr. Blathwayt. [9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, p. 209].
Ric. McGuire : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. Ordered accordingly.
Cha. Mason [his petition is read proposing his security for the place of Receiver and Paymaster of the Transport service]. Mr. Mason to have it at the present salary : but the [Transports] Commissioners must take care that he give very good security. [22 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 209].
Tho. Medley [his petition is read]. Recommend him to Mr. Medlicott to be one of his clerks.
Cha. Medlicott, Commissary of the stores in Portugal [his petition is read]. This is agreed to. See what was formerly allowed to his predecessor and prepare the necessary direction.
William Murray [his petition is read concerning the proceedings against him for lutestrings re-exported without certificate]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. 28 Jan. Reference Book VIII, 212]. Ibid., p. 211.
My Lord reads the Navy Board letter for 1000 oaks and 100 beech trees out of N[ew] Forest for the service of the Navy. Ref[erred to Mr. Wilcox [the Surveyor General of Woods. 2 Jan. Reference Book VIII, p. 203].
Widow Mary Norris [her petition is read] my Lord cannot advise the Queen to do anything in this.
Geo. Nicholas, Surveyor General of Customs [Great and Small : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. Approved : but the Commissioners are to give my Lord account from time to time how the office is performed.
John Netterville [son of Robert Netterville and grandson to Nicholas Visct. Netterville : his petition concerning the 480l. per an. granted to his family by Charles II, of which petitioner has received nothing : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] D[uke] of Ormonde. To be laid before the Queen. [Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 15].
Philip Newlin [Newling, surveyor of repairs in New Forest from 1700 to 1704 his petition concerning his salary for same]. Ref[erred] to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods] Query : how the allowance ceased? [23 Jan. Reference Book VIII, p. 209].
Rich. Natt [his petition for a reward for seizing wines as a perquisite of Admiralty : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Lord High Admiral] his Royal Highness [as in the] letter [from Secretary] Sir Charles Hedges. Prepare a warrant accordingly. [Treasury Board Papers XVI, 49].
Ed. Nicholas [his petition] for [a copy of] Mr. Rymer's collection. Ordered. Ibid., p. 229.
Abra[ham] Onslow [his petition is read]. To be considered when the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] are present. Ibid., p. 251.
John Pitt [my Lord reads the] commission [deputation from Henry] Lord Walden [Commissary General of the Musters for the said Pitt to be his Deputy for all such Forces in her Majesty's pay and service as are or shall be sent into Catalonia]. Send the deputation to the Secretary at War to consider the usefulness of the office and what salary may be reasonable to be allowed. [7 Jan. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 171].
The Portugal Envoy [his letter] about ammunition and arms designed to be sent thither from Falmouth : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. Ordered.
Cha. Palmer [his petition for a reward for his proposal at the Revolution about changing the Excise on coffee, tea and chocolate into an impost. My Lord orders for him] 10l. out of secret service money. 4 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 13].
William Penn [his letter] pro Nathaniel Bland [recommending him] to be Receiver [General of Taxes] of Essex. Read.
Capt. Philips, Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod [his petition read for payment. My Lord orders him] 50l. on the letters patent dormant as the clerks had.
Lord William Paulet [his petition is read on an order of reference from the Queen as conveyed in a letter of] ref[erence from Secretary Sir] C. Hedges. Prepare a surrender and then a warrant for a privy seal for releasing all arrears of rents. T 4/16, p. 269.
Sir William Robinson : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Auditors of Imprests [on his memorial]. Send this to the C[ommissioners of] Transports and direct them to return it with their objections if they have any. [7 Jan. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 183].
The Earl of Ranelagh : [my Lord reads his] account of [receipts and payments for] Chelsea Hospital for 4½years to the last day of March 1692. Send this to Sir Stephen Fox and Sir Christopher Wren. Desire them to peruse it and to give my Lord their opinion what they think proper to be done on the several articles. [8 Jan. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 171].
Sir Is. Rebow [my Lord reads his letter] pro Capt. Cliffeild to be Receiver [of Taxes for co.] Essex. My Lord will consider this and the recommendation of Mr. Maidstone when he appoints Receivers [for the Land Tax anno 1706].
John Rayner : [my Lord reads his petition on a reference from the Queen as conveyed in a] letter [from Secretary] Robert Harley [the said petition referring to the duty of maintaining two public bridges over the Trent etc. in connection with the reversionary lease of the manor and demesnes of Newark &c.]. My Lord thinks it will be impossible to obtain an Act of Parliament in this case and that it is not advisable to make any further alienations of the revenues of the Crown. [6 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 17]. Ibid., p. 284.
Antho. Springett [Receiver General of Taxes for co. Sussex : My Lord reads the rep[ort from the] Agents for Taxes. Approved.
Col. Stanwix vide C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] supra p. 182.
Hen. Mar. Stainshurst [her petition is read]. My Lord doth not think this reasonable.
Capt. Studholme [Surveyor of the Queen's Roads &c. his petition is read for payment for work done between Datchet Ferry and Old Windsor]. Ref[erred to the] Officers of the Works. [9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, p. 207].
Monsieur Spanheim [his memorial is read]. To be considered when my Lord of Marlborough comes to the Treasury.
Hugh Speke [his petition is read]. My Lord has no power to do more than he has done.
Olimpia De la Santier [her petition is read]. It cannot be done.
Widow Eliz. Singleton [her petition is read]. The Queen is not in a condition to have any consideration of the debts of K[ing] C[harles] the Second.
Fran. Stratford and Samuel Free, Hamburgh merchants [their proposal is read] about disposing of tin there. Ref[erred to the Principal] Officers of the Mint.
Sir John Sparrow [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. Agreed. [This entry is duplicated probably by a clerical slip].
Antho. Sturt [my Lord reads the state of his account]. My Lord will order the C[ommissioners of the] Navy and Victualling to attend about these accounts. Ibid., p. 302.
Widow Magd. Thomas [her petition is read]. This cannot be granted.
C[ommissioners of] Transports : [my Lord reads the] state of their account for transporting horses from England to Holland anno 1702. All articles [thereof are by my Lord ordered to be] allowed but [save] that of coach hire and boat hire and other expenses of the accompt[ants] being 31l. 3s. 0d., which is disallowed. That [item] of stationery ware, being 76l., is allowed : but order this charge to be reduced for the future to a less sum. Prepare this account for Declaration according to the minutes within [i.e., the minutes margined on it].
The Trustees [for circulating] Exchequer Bills : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Auditor Mainwaring. Prepare a warrant according to the report.
[My Lord reads a letter from the] Lords C[ommissioners] for Trade with a bill of exchange for 50l. to be paid to the Solicitor of the Virginia affairs. Send the bill back to the present Governor and direct him to take care that the 50l. be applied to the public service of the colony and not [be] allowed in the Receiver's account. Sir Cha. Tyrrell and Sir John Marshall : [my Lord reads their letter] recommend[ing] Mr. Maidstone to be Receiver [General of Taxes for the county] of Essex. Agreed as to the last year's tax [the Land Tax anno 1705].
[My Lord reads the letter from the] Lords C[ommissioners for] Trade [with] four bills of incidents. Prepare a warrant if it do not exceed what is usual.
Ditto : relating to Col. Seymour, Governor of Maryland. Read.
Widow Tailour : [her petition is read]. There is no mo[ney] for [payment of the late King William's Civil List] arrears.
Widow Magd. Thomas [her petition is read] : not granted.
The Transport C[ommissioners : my Lord reads their] letter relating to Mr. Nuttin's accounts. Ordered that he produce to them the original warrants for the mo[ney] issued to him and the bills [which] he pays by their assignments from time to time. My Lord expects their compliance in seeing that the balance of cash resting in his hands is safely kept. [2 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 4 : and see 16 Jan. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 174].
[My Lord reads the petition from several masters and] owners of Transport ships [concerning 8 or 10 months' money owing to them for said ships chartered in January and March last]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Transports. [10 Jan. Reference Book VIII, p. 205]. Ibid., p. 314.
The Venetian Ambassador [his] memorial [concerning the New Duties which the Republic of Venice is about to impose on raisins and currants shipped in English bottoms] referred to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners 9 Jan. last] : [my Lord reads the] report [from the said Customs Commissioners]. My Lord cannot lawfully give any further direction in this matter.
Verderers vide Sherwood Forest supra p. 178.
Peter Vatable merchant : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. My Lord is of opinion with the Commissioners and the petition is dismissed. [4 Dec. 1705. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 33. This entry is clearly out of date].
Vriberg [the Dutch Envoy : my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Transports : [is] read again 11 Dec. 1705. There being no vouchers, and Mr. Atkinson (who was in Holland) knowing nothing of this service my Lord has no authority to pay this sum out of the publique money : but if vouchers be produced specifying the particular Troops and Companies [and] to what Regiments they belong with their numbers and by whose order they were carried by water and at what places [they were embarqued], then my Lord will direct a bill for the mo[ney order] to be registered and paid in course. [This entry is also clearly out of date].
Ja. Vezian : my Lord reads the letter from the Board of Green Cloth concerning his claims as late purveyor of oats and beans [to the Household of William III] as also of Joane Heard late purveyor of butcher's meat [to ditto]. There is no money [in the Exchequer of the late King's Civil List revenue applicable to payment] of arrears. [17 Dec. Treasury Board Papers XCVI, 86. This entry is also clearly out of date].
John Vaughan [deputy surveyor of the late King's Stables at Kensington under Mr. Brienne : my Lord reads his petition for the balance of a bill for work done]. My Lord cannot take cognizance of this. [4 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 9]. T 4/16, pp. 328-9.
John Wall, Commander of the Norton galley, his petition is read for a reward for bringing an express from Gibraltar from the Earl of Peterborough and Sir Cloudesly Shovell. Give him 10l. out of secret service. [4 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCV, 99].
John Woodcroft [his petition is read concerning his contract for clothing Lieut. Col. Withers' Regiment of Fuziliers]. Ref[erred to the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. [9 Jan. Reference Book VIII, p. 210].
John Woodhouse : [my Lord reads his] letter. Put this among the C[ustoms] papers to be produced when the [Customs] C[ommissioners] next attend.
Tho. Whitley : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Agents for Taxes. My Lady Bunbury doth undertake to bring the testimony of the Lady Mainwaring and others within 14 days of the reality of the mortgage upon Mr. Tho. Whitley's estate.
Mr. Whitfeild [Paymaster of Marine Regiments : my Lord reads his] memorial rel[ating] to the clothiers of the Marine Regiments.
Let Mr. Whitfeild express plainly in another memorial the particular sums wanting for these services.
Dr. Woodroff : [my Lord reads his petition]. Stay process till next Michaelmas term. [15 Jan. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 27].
[The dates of the following items are uncertain].
Widow Eliz. Waggott [her petition is read]. The Queen cannot give any pensions on such occasions. [See Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 59].
John Wiltshire : [my Lord reads the] report from Mr. Blathwayt [on his petition praying] to be Receiver of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados. Agreed. [20 Jan. Out Letters (Plantations) II, 296].
John Williamson and his wife et al. [their petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Excise. Ibid., p. 346.
Widow Fran. Yeates [her petition is] read. 4 Jan. 1705-6. Ibid., p. 369.