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February 1706

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'Minute Book: February 1706', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. 191-195. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84815 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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February 1706

February. The Earl of Arran : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] : a warrant to be prepared.
John Angell [his petition is read concerning the lighthouse on Spurnhead for the erection of which Charles II gave a patent to Justinian Angell, petitioner's father]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. 12 Feb. Reference Book VIII, p. 213].
William Armiger : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of the] Salt Duties. Read 13 Feb. 1705-6.
Peirce Arnop : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] D[uke of] Ormonde. To be laid before the Queen. [See infra under date 2 May 1706].
[The date of the following 4 items is uncertain].
Earl of Arran : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. It does not seem reasonable, nor can it be done by law.
John Acton : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. Ref[erred] to Mr. Att[orney] Gen[eral].
A. B. [the letter signed by him is read]. This is a matter proper for the Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons and he has agreed a good while since with Sir Jeff Jefferys.
E[arl of] Albemarle : [my Lord reads his petition] rel[ating] to his accounts as late Master of the Robes. Ref[erred] to Mr. Auditor Harley. Ibid., p. 3.
Tho. Byerly, Collector and Receiver of [the revenue] New York. Send this to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade for their opinion. [8 Feb. Out Letters (General) XVIII, 181].
Marg[aret] Blancheville : [my Lord reads her petition praying the Queen's aid to recover her late husband's estate in co. Kilkenny]. Ref[erred to the] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. [13 Feb. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 66].
Mr. Boscawen : [my Lord reads his] letter pro Ja[mes] Carr. Direct the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] to present this man for the employment desired [of preventive officer for wool between Berwick and Alnwick] if they have no objection. [15 Feb. Out Letters (General) XVIII 183].
Peter Burridge : [his petition is read]. Recommend [him to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Mr. [James] Bridges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad : my Lord reads his] memorial relating to the Troops of Saxe Gotha. Issue upon the order for Extraordinaries [of the war] so much of the within mentioned arrears as there is money [sufficient] in the Exchequer to satisfy [it] and the remainder as [soon as] any money comes in applicable thereunto.
Ditto : [his memorial] relating to bills drawn on him. Ordered.
Sir Lambert Backwell [Blackwell] : [my Lord reads his petition concerning his expense on the sub agents whom he appointed when Agent for Prizes at Leghorn, Genoa and Port Venere from 1702]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners for] Prizes. [26 Feb. Reference Book VIII, p. 216]. Ibid., p. 33.
The Marquess of Carmarthen [his petition is read praying] to be repaid his taxes [on his salary] as Admiral of the Red. My Lord thinks this matter is not properly cognizable by him.
Ja. Carr vide Boscawen supra p. 191. T4/16, p. 62.
John and James David et al. [John James David and John Gerrard of London merchants their petition is read concerning prize brandies at Plymouth]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Excise. [6 Feb. Reference Book VIII, p. 212].
Ditto [later] : the report from the said Commissioners [is read]. Agreed.
[The date of the following 3 items is uncertain].
Tho. Daeth junr. recommend[ed] by Sir C. Shovell. Enquire into the gentleman's qualifications, my Lord being willing to do something for him.
Drummond and Company : [my Lord reads their] letter [addressed] to Mr. Anstis [about tin at Amsterdam]. [My Lord orders] Mr. Anstis to write to Mr. Drummond to remit this 2000l. at not less than the current exchange.
Sir John De la Val : [My Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Salt Duties. [See Treasury Board Papers XCVIII, 67.] Ibid., p. 80.
Capt. Tho. Ekins [his petition is read]. My Lord has nothing to do with this matter. The petitioner must apply to the Admiralty.
John Evelyn, late Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, his petition is read for the surplusage of his account. Referred to the Auditor [Harley 18 Feb. Reference Book VIII, p. 216]. Ibid., p. 96.
Peter Faber [a refugee, his petition is read praying a grant of Bourdet's intestate estate]. Ref[erred] to Mr. Borrett and the [letter] to be sent away presently. [22 Feb. Reference Book VIII, 215].
[The date of the following 3 entries is uncertain].
Robert Fewand : [my Lord reads] his letter [addressed] to Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer] relating to the port of Liverpool and to [Edward] Scarborough's security. Speak with [the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners] about this on Monday.
Capt. Hen. Folleville [his petition is read]. If he has any money due to him it must be stated and paid with the rest of the Regiment.
Peter Fabre : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. Borrett. To be laid before the Queen and move her Majesty to bestow part of this upon some other necessitous refugees. Ibid., p. 114.
Samuel Gillart [his petition is read]. There is no vacancy.
Count Gallas [his memorial is read for permit] to export 37 horses for the Emperor. [Write the Customs Commissioners] to pass these upon payment of the Customs due.
Isaac De Graves (Desgraves) [his petition is read concerning his bond for John Chaigneau for Duties on wines]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners. 6 Feb. Reference Book VIII, 213].
Sir Hen. Gough vide Littleton infra p. 193.
Tho. Gill [late messenger and informer in the Excise Office : his petition is read concerning his suit against John Fuller a distiller in Middlesex] : my Lord Keeper has put this off till next term. [11 Feb. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 63].
Her Majesty's three Troops of Guards : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons on their memorial]. My Lord agrees that the money in Mr. Howe's hands on account of a deduction for offreckonings shall be paid in the usual manner by way of clearings to the said Troops now and from time to time. [8 Feb. Treasury Minute Book XV, p. 189 supra p. 58]. Ibid., p. 132.
Cha. Howard [his petition is read]. Recommend[ed] to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Col. Handasyde : [my Lord reads his] letter dated Jamaica 20 Nov. 1705 [complaining of hardships on his regiment arising from the money being remitted by Sir Gilbert Heathcote]. Shew this to Sir G. Heathcott. Send this to Mr. Howe to enquire into the matters of this complaint and report a state thereof to his Lordship with his opinion as soon as may be. 14 Feb. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 183.
[My Lord reads] Sir Gilbert Heathcott's answer to Col. Handasyde's letter. Send this to Mr. Howe to agree with Sir Gilbert in the best manner he can.
Mr. [John] Higgons [concerning Chatham Dockyard lands his petition is read]. My Lord will speak with the Commissioners of the Navy about this at their next attendance.
Sir Gilbert Heathcott : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of the] Navy. Read again 19 Feb. 1705-6. My Lord will speak with the Commissioners of the Navy about this when they attend.
Mr. Higgons [his claim concerning Chatham Dockyard lands]. The Navy Commissioners say a state of this case has been made by Mr. Lechmere which shews the petitioner has no colour of title. The Commissioners are to send a copy of that case. [25 Feb. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 85]. Ibid., p. 152.
Ed. Littleton and Sir Henry Gough [concerning their 800l. debt on Lord Griffin's estate : My Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Auditor Shales. My Lord tells Sir Henry Gough that though he is ready to do anything he can that may make him easy as to what is desired in the petition yet in regard the same is to be matter of the Q[ueen's] grace and bounty his Lordship advises Sir Henry not to insist upon his Lordship's laying this matter before the Queen till her Majesty's affairs are in a better condition. [Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 80]. Ibid., p. 190.
Hen[ry] Meriton, Cashier of Excise [his petition is read [for his porterage fees &c.]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Excise. [6 Feb. Reference Book VIII, 214].
[The date of the following 3 items is uncertain].
Col. Morgan : [my Lord reads the] rep[ort from] Mr. St. John [Secretary at War]. Agreed to, viz. 6s. per diem additional pay as Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Wight and to commence from Xmas 1704.
The Knight Marshal's men : [my Lord reads the] order [of the] H[ouse] of Peers. My Lord will consider this as soon as the House is up.
John Mason, late Receiver [General of Taxes for co.] Cambridge, [his case is reconsidered]. My Lord will accept from him the sum of money proposed by the Agents [for Taxes] : but since he and his securities cannot agree my Lord does not think fit to interpose any further in the contest between them but leaves 'em to the law. Ibid., p. 211.
The creditors of the old debt of the Navy [their petition is] read.
[My Lord reads the letter from the] Navy C[ommissioners] in answer to my Lord's letter about subsisting pressed men in all the ports. Send to Mr. Burchett to let him know that the C[ommissioners of the] Navy have acquainted my Lord that they have imprested money to the several places mentioned in the margin of this letter and desire him to signify to what other places it may be proper to imprest more [money] for this service [and] that directions may be given therein to the C[ommissioners] of the Navy to make the said imprests out of the Navy M[oney] because all branches of the Customs are specially appropriated and must not be diverted. [23 Feb. Out Letters (General) XVIII, 186]. T4/16., p. 229.
John Parker [agent for prizes at Falmouth, Penzance, St. Ives his petition is read concerning the charges against him concerning wines]. My Lord will speak with Mr. Boscawen about this. [13 Feb. Treasury Board Papers XCVII, 65].
Daniel Peck [of Chester, Deputy Receiver of Crown Rents and Revenues in North Wales and the County Palatine of Chester : being appointed by Roger Whitley, the patentee, as in place of Samuel Hughson lately deceased his petition is read proposing his securities detailed]. Referred to the Queen's Remembrancer. [19 Feb. Reference Book VIII, p. 215].
Col. Park : my Lord reads [his] letter [as transmitted by Secretary] Sir C. Hedges relating to guns and ammunition [desired to be sent] to the Leeward Islands. This should have been sent to the Office of Ordnance : but since it is come to my Lord Treasurer my Lord conceives the Leeward Islands have had their proportion already out of the money of the Four and a Half per cent.
Elias Pawson [merchant, his petition is read concerning wines in his ship Tryal of York arrived from Oporto March 1731 and which paid the new subsidy on the interim between the death of Wm. III when the said Subsidy expired and the continuance of the same by the next Parliament]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. [15 Feb. Reference Book VIII, 220]. Ibid., p. 269.
Sir Is[aac] Rebow [his petition is read concerning his title to a fourth part of the lighthouses erected at Harwich by Sir William Batten] referred to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. [9 Feb. Reference Book VIII, p. 213].
Cha. Richesies [Rickesies, his petition is read]. He must be satisfied with what he has upon the Establishment. Ibid., p. 284.
Le Sieur Stocken [his petition is read]. Upon proof of these allegations the goods [are] to be carried back free.
[Widow] Mary Sandys [her petition is read for payment for ground in the town of Galway on which barracks are now erected]. Referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. [13 Feb. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 383].
Lieut. Gen. Stuart [his petition is read] pro arrears [of] Brigadier Villiers in the late war in Ireland. Ref[erred to the] E[arl of] Ranelagh.
Ja[mes] Sanderson [his petition is read for a grant of the stewardship of the Court of the manor of Tickhill co. Yorks. vacant by the death of the late Queen Dowager]. Ref[erred to the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands. 12 Feb. Reference Book VIII, p. 215].
The C[ommissioners of] Sick and Wounded [their memorial for money is read]. 4000l. ordered.
The Duke of Somerset : [my Lord reads his] reply to Sir Christopher Wren about some building in Scotland Yard adjoining to the Duke's garden wall. Send to Sir Christopher Wren to give his answer to this paper as speedily as he can and in the mean time to put a stop to the building. [27 Feb. Out Letters (General) XVIII, p. 187].
Tho. Stillgoe [his petition is read]. My Lord cannot do this.
The memorial [from] the Commissioners of Salt Duties relating to Mr. Armiger [is] read. Ibid., p. 302.
Frederick Trench [his petition is read and] ref[erred] to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. [See supra p. 371 under date 2 Aug. 1705]. Ibid., p. 314.
Tho. Warren [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of] Excise.
The Auditor for Wales : [my Lord reads his] memorial rel[ating] to the Receiver of North Wales and Cheshire his security for the Crown Revenue. [Write] to the [Queen's] Remembrancer to send a copy of Whitley's patent and an account of what security he hath given for his faithful execution of the office within mentioned. Ibid., p. 346.