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February 2-March 10, 1712

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'Volume 144: February 2-March 10, 1712', Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 4: 1708-1714 (1974), pp. 354-366. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84951 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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February 2–March 10, 1712

Feb. 2.1. A computation made of the yearly charge for transport service in carrying on the war in Spain and Portugal from 1702 to Christmas 1711. Dated Transport Office, 2 Feb. 1711. 1 page.
Feb. 4.2. Edward Southwell to Mr Harley. Respecting the placing of the regiments of Stanwix, Fielding, and “Franks and Tyrrell” on the establishment of Ireland, and the sending of the three regiments from Canada thither. The Lord Lieut. agreed thereto. Dated London, 4 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“14 F[eb. 1711/1712]. Read & approved by my Lord.” 1 page.
Feb. 4.3. Report of the Postmasters General to the Lord High Treasurer, touching the tenpences deducted out of the pay of the seamen employed in her Majesty's packet boats, and respecting allowances out of the fund to widows and children of persons killed or wounded, and to persons who officiated as chaplains. His Lordship had granted an allowance to Mrs Laycock, widow of Capt. Laycock, on her husband being killed in a packet boat on the Dover station. The officers on this station never contributed to the fund, and the money was only applicable to the seamen on the Falmouth and Harwich stations. Dated General Post Office, 4 Feb. 1711.
Four other papers relating thereto, including an extract of the method observed by the Chest at Chatham in the distribution of their funds, which method they had observed, as far as possible. 12 pages and 3 halves.
Feb. 5.4. Officers of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer. Ask for 8,659l. 10s.d. to be ordered them for two years' arrears of the trains in Flanders, &c. Dated Office of Ordnance, 5 Feb. 1711–12.
Their report on the same subject. 2 pages.
Feb. 6.5. J. Burchett to Thomas Harley, Esq. To supply the account required by the House of Commons, the yearly charge in the Offices of the Navy, Victualling, and Ordnance, for carrying on the war in Spain and Portugal, will be collected from the books of the Admiralty Office; but particular directions must be given to the transport service for their charge. Dated Admiralty Office, 6 Feb. 1711–12. 1 page.
Feb. 7.6. Letter from [Col.] John Evans, [Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania,] addressed to the Hon. William Penn, Esq., Proprietor and Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, near Whitehall. Gives an estimate, from seven years' experience in the province, of the annual value of the revenues there, (viz., 1,470l.). The customs in England on tobacco from thence were above 10,000l. per ann. In the valuable consideration for the surrender of the province it was to be borne in mind that the province took nearly 20,000l. a year of English manufactures, and it might further be considered what it would have cost Great Britain to have brought the province to the perfection in which they would find it. Dated London, 7 Feb. 1711–12. 1 page.
Feb. 7.7. Report of Lord Halifax to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of several persons on behalf of themselves and some hundreds of others, who, in 1708, advanced to her Majesty 640,000l. upon credit of an Act of Parliament for payment of annuities. At Ladyday there would be four quarters due. Unless 40,000l. could be found to clear these annuities, he did not see how they could be paid quarterly, and they would always be a year in arrear, nor could he say how much it would affect the credit of annuities. Dated Exchequer, 7 Feb. 1711.
Minuted:—“12 Febry 1711/1712. If the House approves it, the unappropriated money in the Exchequer may be applyed to these annuitys.” 1½ pages.
Feb. 12.8. J. Burchett to the Secretaries of the Lord High Treasurer. Sends an extract from another letter received from Mr Slaughter on the miserable condition he was in by his debts for the prisoners of war. Dated Admiralty Office, 12 Feb. 1711.
The extract. 2 pages.
Feb. 13.9. Representation of the Comrs for Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer, as to their charges in examining into the receipts of divers of their receivers, prosecutions, &c. Praying for 500l. to be imprested to their secretary. Dated Office for Hides, &c., 13 Feb. 1711.
Minuted:—“My Lord is rather minded that diligence should be used in adjusting the accounts of these charges & paying them wn adjusted, than to make imprests.” 1 page.
Feb. 13.10. Commrs for Victualling to Mr Harley. Had sent an estimate of the yearly charge of provisions furnished to land forces in Spain and Portugal, together with the freights, &c. paid to merchant ships carrying the same from the beginning of the war in 1702. Dated Victualling Office, 13 Feb. 1711.
The estimate. 2 pages.
Feb. 14.11. Memorial of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Ormonde) to the Lord High Treasurer, asking his Lp to obtain her Majesty's letter for 20,512l. 14s. for building (1) a new arsenal in the Castle of Dublin; (2) two magazines near the Royal Hospital, for holding the powder; and (3) for sheds to preserve the gun carriages where timber was so scarce and dear. The House had very readily agreed to the estimates for the same as annexed. Dated Whitehall, 14 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“A wt for 10,000li.”
Copy of the estimates. 2¼ pages.
Feb. 15.12. Memorial of the Comrs for sick and wounded Seamen, &c. to the Lord High Treasurer. It was a full year since they had bills running on them to answer the service in foreign parts without having received any money to pay them. No more credit could be procured, &c. A monthly estimate of the debt of the office was impracticable. Requested the issue of 29,171l. 3s.d. The whole service at Port Mahon was at a stand, and the new agent not able to proceed for want of credit. Dated 15 Feb. 1711–12. 2½ pages.
Feb. 15.13. Lord Lansdowne to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Enclosed a petition of the officers, who were commissioned for the eight companies of invalids which had not yet been formed, for the Lord Treasurer to say if they should be included in the account of extraordinaries of the war to be laid before Parliament. The four companies who were designed for Portsmouth could not march for want of money, and the clamours of the invalids were so great that he was obliged to represent their necessities. Dated Whitehall, 15 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“25 Feb. 1711/1712. When money is granted, my Lord shalbe ready to pay those that are already formed.” 1¼ pages.
Feb. 16.14. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Ormonde) to [the Lord High Treasurer]. It would be agreeable to the House of Commons of Ireland if Lieut. William Gunter were restored to his half-pay of 5s. a day, from which he had been struck off. Dated London 16 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“31th March 1712. A wt to be p[re]pared.” 1 page.
Feb. 16.15. Memorial of the same to the same for the allowance of the charges of holding the last session of Parliament in Ireland. Dated London, 16 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Compare with ye last & prepare a wt, the 200[li] extrary of Dublin petn to be included.
“Upon comparing, the arrerages this year are found to exceed & vary very much from the charges last session.”
The “allowances” named. 2 pages.
Feb. 16.16. J. Burchett to the Secretaries of the Lord High Treasurer. Desires them to inform his Lordship that Captain Norbury, of H.M. ship “Lark,” was arrested on account of the Comrs of Victualling not paying the bills he had drawn on them, for provisions bought in the plantations. Dated Admiralty Office, 16 Feb. 1711–12. 1 page.
Feb. 16.17. Comrs for Sick and Wounded to Mr Lowndes. Had formerly agreed with Mr Heysham for the service at Barbadoes for bills of exchange, at 25l. per cent.; but they had come to a new agreement of deducting only 10l. per cent. Dated Office for Sick and Wounded, &c., 16 Feb. 1711–12. 2 pages.
Feb. 17.18. Petition of Isaac Bourgeois, late coastwaiter at Leith, in North Britain, to the Lord High Treasurer, for provision to be made for him, being turned out to make room for a North Briton, who was searcher at Leith. Dated 17 Feb. 1711–12. 1 page.
Feb. 18.19. Robert Lowther to the Lord High Treasurer. On the 20th of December had an account that Mons. du Cass had arrived at Martinique with two men-of-war, on which he ordered H.M. ships that attended that station to join the “Diamond,” stationed on the Leeward Islands, and to cruise off Martinique to intercept him; but he had sailed for Old France on the 2nd of last month, O.S. Enclosed an exact account of the forces the French had at Martinique, Guadaloupe, and Grenada. H.M. ships that attended on the North American station had come there (Barbadoes) for the winter. This tended to her Majesty's service, by destroying the enemy's trade, but such a force with a small addition of soldiers and subaltern officers would take Guadaloupe, if not Martinique. Mr Douglas, H.M. General of the Leeward Islands, informed him that one Mr Thomas Kerby betrayed General Parke, when he was both public and private secretary, and was one of the chief promoters of the late rebellion, and the person that fired the first shot at General Parke. He (Kerby) had fled from justice, and was to be sent to England, if caught. On inquiry found that Kerby was at the house of one Mr Codrington; did not send a warrant to apprehend him, from distrust of the officers to execute it, and took no notice of him till on the 20th of last month, on his coming to church, he (Robert Lowther) personally apprehended him and committed him to gaol for high treason. The indulgences extended to him in prison were so abused by presents sent to him and frequent visits, that the minds of the ignorant were so wrought upon, that they began to justify and commend his crime. Thereupon a stricter guard was put on him, as he (Lowther) apprehended that a people which so gloried in his crime would not be long in attempting his rescue. Sent directions to Mr Constable, the senior captain there, for the “Burlington” to be got ready to go to Great Britain to convey the French prisoners, who replied that he would not send her. Such disobedience and contempt of government was extremely injurious, and encouraged all the factious and rebellious people, and upon that it was with great difficulty Kerby was kept in prison till he (Lowther) could hire a vessel at his own expense to send him to England to be tried. One Mr Heath, a Scotchman, had given out that he was to succeed him (Lowther) in the government, and that had led to some factious complaints against him. Hoped his Lp would be deaf to their reports, and that her Majesty would pass no censure on his conduct until he answered the charge. Dated Barbadoes, 18 Feb. 1711–12.
Also a table showing various particulars of the garrisons of the Windward Islands; viz., Martinique, Guadaloupe, and Grenada (French), and a list of ships and their stations. 7 pages.
Feb. 18.20. Establishment of the General and Staff officers to serve in Flanders for the year 1712. Dated 18 Feb. 1711–12. 1 page.
Feb. 19.21. Certificate addressed to the Comrs of her Majesty's revenue from William Burgh, Accountant General, in relation to the cash account of forfeitures. Dated 19 Feb. 1711. 1 page.
Feb. 19.22. W. Whiting to William Lowndes, Esq. Gives the result of his inquiries as to the consumption of charcoal, old coal, small coal, and “charme.” Believes at 4s. a sack it would raise 100,000l. per ann., and if mistaken, is confident the starch and orchell will make up the deficiency. Dated College Hill, London, 19 Feb. 1711. 1 page.
Feb. 19.23. The state of the army in Spain, and various proposals and arrangements made about the same. “The Spanish nor Portugueze troops are not taken notice of in the preceding account, because of their insufficiency that they can never be relied on.” “R. from Lord Forbes, Feb. 19, 1711/1712.” 3 pages, quarto.
Feb. 19.24. Lord Lansdowne to the Secretaries of the Treasury. Sends (1) a draft of a new establishment for the General and Staff officers to serve in Flanders, as proposed by the Duke of Ormond, and (2) a state of the difference between this and the former, for the Lord Treasurer's approbation. Dated 19 Feb. 1711–12.
The second document above noticed. 2 pages, quarto.
Feb. 19.25. The same to Mr Harley. Encloses an extract from a letter received from Lieut.-General Stanhope, to be communicated to the Lord High Treasurer. Dated Whitehall, 19 Feb. 1711–12.
The extract named. Sir Francis Arthur and Co., who had supplied the prisoners, were very uneasy at the slow payment of their bills. 2 pages, quarto.
Feb. 21.26. J. Howe to the Lord High Treasurer respecting the resettling and continuing of a pension of 9s. 6d. a day on Sir Scipio Hill, on the establishment of Scotland. Had no objection thereto. Dated 21 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“To know if this case be particular from those left out of the estab.”
Again:—“L~re to Sec[reta]ry at Warr.” 1 page.
Feb. 23.27. An account of the debt in the Office of Works at Windsor Castle for the months of October, November, and December, 1711. Dated 23 Feb. 1711–12. 1 page.
Feb. 23.28. Jo. Bagster to Lord “Abington.” States the case between the Queen and the Bishop of Winchester. His Lordship claimed a right of hunting and following his deer out of all his woods, chaces, &c., lying next her Majesty's forest of South, alias East, Bear [Bere], in the county of Southampton; and that all the lands of the forest were upon his manor, but the writer (Jo. Bagster) believed he would find it a great mistake, for his Lp had but one manor within the forest and a purlieu thereby, called Hambledon chace: for if the bishop had a right he had given it up; from time immemorial there had been a composition of deer paid by the Queen's officers to the bishop in lieu thereof. The principal question was, Whether the bishop had a right to follow deer from his woods and commons called Havant Thicket and Waltham Chace? The question was before the Attorney General. There were two cottages in the forest erected for public houses, which harboured rogues, deer stealers, &c. It was necessary for the Lord Treasurer to give orders about both these matters. Dated 23 Feb. 1711. 1 page.
Feb. 23.29. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Ormonde) to the Lord High Treasurer, recommending a pension of 2s. a day to Margaret, widow of Daniel la Graviere, who had served as cornet in her Majesty's late regiment of French dragoons, commanded by Col. de la Fabreque. Dated London, 23 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Agreed. Wt signed.”
Her petition and three certificates. 7 pages.
Feb. 25.30. Pensions and annuities payable at the Exchequer out of the civil list revenues, to what time paid, and the sums due thereupon at Christmas 1711. Dated 25 Feb. 1711. 1¼ pages
Feb. 25.31. Report of the Attorney General (Northey) to the Lord High Treasurer on the report of the Comrs of Trade and Plantations on the memorial of William Penn, Esq., Proprietor and Governor of Pennsylvania, proposing to surrender to her Majesty the powers of government wherewith he was invested. Had perused the grant of that government to him by King Charles II. and other deeds relating to his title thereto, and to the government of the tract of land on Delaware River and Bay, then called the town or colony of New Castle, alias Delaware. Mr Penn had made out his title to him (the Attorney General). Had prepared a draft of surrender of those powers from Mr Penn and others to her Majesty, reserving his right to the soil of those colonies. In the patent of King Charles II. the mines of gold and silver in Pennsylvania were granted to Mr Penn, and he said he could not surrender them, having made several grants thereof. An instrument was likewise prepared for her Majesty to accept the surrender, and in it Mr Penn sought that her Majesty would declare that she would take the people of his persuasion as well as the other inhabitants of those colonies into her protection. There was no provision made for the support of the government there, but Mr Penn affirmed that the Assembly would make provision for the same, and that the fines and forfeitures were considerable. Dated 25 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Wt signd 6 Septr. 1712 for 1,000li in p[er]t of 12,000li.”
The following entry on the subject of the disposal of this government is in the Minute Book, Vol. XVII., p. 151:—“Mr Penn called in. The abstract of his memll, reports, & other papers relating to a surrender proposed to be made by him of his government for 20m.li is read. Lord asks him how he comes to set such a value upon his governmt. Mr P. offers an accot of the revenues arising thereby, signed by his Deputy Governour, Collo Evans [see 7 Feb. above]. The Collo is called in. My Lord asks him if he can tell for how long the revenues menc[i]ond in his l~re are granted to the Governour. He says he cannot charge his memory as to the first art., as to the next 3 articles, they are perpetual. My Lord observes that the estimate of the yearly value of his Governmt wch he makes to be abt 1,300li p[er] ann., is in New England mo wch Mr Penn allows to be 25li p[er] cent. worse than sterl. mo. My Lord says the substance of the proposal is, that Mr Penn offers to sell his Governmt for 2,857li 2s 10d p[er] ann. for 7 years.”
There is a further entry at p. 237, 17 July 1712, when the same matter was debated with Mr Penn:—“(and consenting thereunto) his Lordship resolves to move her Majesty to accept of the said surrender and conveyance, and to allow to Mr Penn for making thereof a sum of 12,000li, to be paid in 4 years time from the date of such surrender & conveyance, and that the produce of the Queen's part of the two ships lately seized at New Castle upon De la Ware River, be applyd & accepted as part of the said payment.” 1½ pages.
Feb. 25.32. J. Burchett to Mr Lowndes. Encloses copy of a letter from Mr Slaughter, of Plymouth, as to his not being able to procure any further credit for the subsistence of the prisoners of war (above 800). Dated Admiralty Office, 25 Feb. 1711–12.
The copy of the letter in which he asks for some one to be put in his place, being an “undone man.” The charge of the prisoners was 20l. a day and he had not 20s. in the world, and no one would let him have a shilling.
There is also an abstract of what was due (26,878l. 2s. 8d.). 3 pages.
Feb. 25.33. Report of Wm Borrett to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Dorothy Hughes, who was fined 5l. three times for keeping a disorderly house, and was then a prisoner in Newgate in the common side of the gaol, with the bare gaol allowance. Conceived she was an object of mercy. Dated 25 Feb. 1711–12.
The petition, a certificate, and an extract as to the fines.
Minuted:—“27th Mar. 1712. Send to the clerk of ye peace & desire him to know of the justices, before whom she has been convicted, whether they have any objection to remitting the fines.” 4 pages.
Feb. 26.34. Representation of the [Barons of the Exchequer] of Scotland to the Lord High Treasurer. The accounts of George Allardice, Esq., deceased, late master of the Mint there, of the re-coinage of the old money, had been laid before them, and they had referred them to Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint in the Tower of London, whose observations they enclosed, together with the account for his Lordship's directions as to the method of carrying on the charge of the accounts, which it was contended should be according to the course of the Mint of Scotland, but which they thought should be in accordance with that of England. Dated Edinburgh, 26 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“8th May 1712. State the difference between the allowance accordg to ye English Mint & that of ye Scots Mint, and the draft of a privy seal to be prepared to authorize ye passing the accots, as is proposed in this rep[rese]ntac[i]on.”
Again:—“1 May 1713. To be passed according to the rule of the English Mint.” 2 pages.
Feb. 27.35. Lord Lansdowne to Mr Harley. Encloses the opinion of the Board of General Officers upon the proceedings of the court-martial held in Portugal upon Col. Franks, received from the Judge Advocate, to be laid before the Ld High Treasurer. Dated Whitehall, 27 Feb. 1711–12.
The opinion referred to and a letter enclosing it. 3 pages.
Feb. 28.36. Report of Mr E. Harley to the Lord High Treasurer. Had considered the memorial of Mr Humphry Wanley and the minutes of the Trustees for the Cottonian Library, directing Doctor Hutton, Mr Anstis, and Mr Wanley to inspect the library, which they had done. The last-named reported the state in which they found it. Advising that he should have 50l. for his trouble. Dated 28 Feb. 1711–12. 1½ pages.
Feb. 28.37. Report of the same to the same on the petition of William Hanbury, Esq., who was appointed Keeper of the Cottonian Library by a majority of the trustees in June 1706. In 1708 her Majesty directed her books to be removed from St James's to Cotton House. The late Lord Treasurer proposed to Mr. Hanbury to surrender his office in order to have Dr Bentley made keeper, which surrender was made, the Lord Treasurer promising to recompense him.
In 1708 his application for recompense was reported on by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice Holt, who proposed 500l. for the time past, and 150l. per ann. for the future. The Lord Treasurer in March following ordered 300l., which was accepted, relying upon the promise. Mr Harley submits whether he should have 300l. from March 1708, as proposed by the trustees, or 180l. as proposed by the Lord Treasurer. Dated 28 Feb. 1711–12.
The petition, copy of another petition from him, and the report of the Ld Chancellor, &c., and a copy of a minute of 30 Dec. 1706 as to the purchase of Cotton House. 9 pages.
Feb. 28.38. Report of E. Harley and A. Maynwaring to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Mr Whitfield, in relation to demands made on him by the officers of the marine regiments to make good respits. Dated 28 Feb. 1711.
An account of the respits of the 6 marine regiments.
Minuted:—“Read 6 March 1711/1712.” 3½ pages.
Feb. 28.39. Report of J. Brydges to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Captain George Philips, captain of grenadiers in Major-General Rooke's regiment. Certain officers and men forming a company were taken prisoners into Dunkirk, and 14 of the privates went into the King of France's service for want of subsistence, and some of them afterwards returned. Dated 28 Feb. 1711–12.
The memorial referred to. 2 pages.
[? Feb. 28
or
March 28.]
40. William Penn to [the Lord High Treasurer] in the following terms:—
“My noble friend, “28 curt.
“The reason of ye trouble of my messuage was ye hopes thy goodness has long raisd in me of an easier access in my present weakness at thy house than office, wearing a night gown still, wch makes but an odd figure at ye Treasury. I hope I shall not need to trouble thee often, because the expedient I have to offer for ye paymt for my governmt will make it so easy & practicable in thy opinion. Compassionate the circumstances of
“Thy faithfull & respectfull ould
friend
Wm. Penn.”
[? Feb or March, as these affairs were then under consideration. See 25 Feb. 1711–12.] 1½ pages, quarto. (Holograph.)
Feb. 29.41. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer, touching the debts on bonds for tobacco and for examining the application of debentures to bonds. Dated Custom House, London, 29 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“10 Mar. 1711/1712. Mr Ferne will give his owne time & all other assistance he can towards the examinac[i]on of these debentures.” 1½ pages.
Feb. 29.42. “A distribution of the moneys granted for the service of the year 1711 for the general officers, contingencies, garrisons, independent companies, and invalids in Great Britain, Jersey, Guernsey, and the plantations.” Signed J. Howe. Dated Pay Office, 29 Feb. 1711–12. 4 pages.
Feb. 29.43. Memorial of James Brydges, Esq., to the Lord High Treasurer. Desiring directions for 500l. to be paid to the Earl of Barrymore upon account of his pay as Lieut.-General of H.M. forces in Spain and for his two aides-de-camp. Dated Pay Office, Whitehall, 29 Feb. 1711–12.
Minuted:—“Out of land tax tallys 1711. 448. 16. 5.
491.

(sic) 1439. 16. 5.”—1 page.
Feb. 29.44. Similar memorial relating to the payment of bills of exchange. Same date. 1 page.
March 1.45. Report of Sir Roger Mostyn to the Lord High Treasurer on the affairs of Brigadier Bor, as well as those of the marine regiments. Dated 1 March 1711–12.
Minuted:—“A wt to direct Mr W. to pay over the wthin menc[i]ond summ of 6,000li to S. R. M. for the service of the marines. Sir R. M. & Mr W. to attend to-morrow at 12 o'clock.” 2 pages (a piece torn from the right-hand side).
March 1.46. Lord Lansdowne to the Secretaries of the Treasury. The Lord Treasurer to be reminded of the allowances craved by the officers for horses lost in the last campaign, also as to the contracts for bread and bread waggons, and further for the establishment of officers for the service of Flanders. Dated Whitehall, 1 March 1711–12. 1 page (a piece torn from the right-hand side).
March 1.47. Copy of certificate of the death of Richard Keasey, a ser[jeant] in Captain Powell's company, in a regiment of Marines, on board the “Old Adventure” at Martinique on 1 March 1708–9. Dated 1 March 1711–12. 1 page (a piece torn from the right-hand side).
March 1.48. Sir R. Cotton to the Lord High Treasurer. Was now an old man, and unable to subsist without the [royal] bounty. Was formerly in the Post Office. Asks for his Lordship's favour and protection. Dated Hatley St. George, 1 March 1711. 1 page, quarto (part of it torn away from the right-hand side).
March 3.49. Report of the Comrs for Taxes to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of the securities of Peter Gott, junr, late Receiver General for Sussex, praying stay of process and a reasonable time to pay in arrears. Dated [3 Mar. 1711–12].
The petition.
Minuted:—“If Mr Gott will make any reasonable proposall so that the Queen's debt will be secured, my Lord shalbe willing to stay proceedings for a reasonable time.” 3½ pages (a part torn away at the right-hand side).
March 5.50. J. Burchett to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Encloses a letter from the Mayor of Canterbury, to be laid before the Lord High Treasurer. Dated Admiralty Office, 5 March 1711.
[There is what appears to be a Minute from which it seem that 15,000l. were paid.]
The letter mentioned, asking for money to pay the subsistence of the marines. 2 pages (a piece torn away from the right-hand side).
March 5.51. Daniel Combes to the Lord [High Treasurer ?]. Asks for the issue of 1,700l. for subsistence of the officers en s[econd]. Dated 5 March 1711–12. 1 page, quarto (a small piece at the right-hand torn away).
[March 5.]52. Report of the Comrs of the Navy to Mr Secretary Lowndes on the petition of the widows and mothers of the seamen blown up on 15 Oct. last, in her Majesty's ship “Edgar.” Would pay the wages when the money was issued to them.
Written on the back of the petition. 2 pages (a piece torn away).
March 5.53. Report of Lord Ormonde to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of the major, youngest captain, youngest lieutenant, and youngest ensign of General Stewart's regiment. Advises that certain deductions from their pay should cease. Dated London, 5 March 1711–12.
The petition.
Minuted:—“April 7th, 1712. This being a private agreemt, the governmt ought not to suffer by it, and is an ill president & cannot be done.” 3 pages (torn at the right-hand side).
March 6.54. “An account of money due to his Excy the Lord Raby.” Dated 6 March.
Also, “Particulars of extra extraordinarys due to me from my first coming abroad in 1702 till this time 1711.” 2 pages.
March 6.55. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of the East India Company, relating to the dispute with them touching the duties of their unrated goods. Dated Custom House, London, 6 March 1711–12.
The petition.
Copy of Sir Edwd Northey's report on the same, and 12 other papers on the same subject. 22 pages or parts of pages.
March 6.56. Report of the Comrs of Customs, North Britain, to the Lord High Treasurer, concerning what was done with certain French and other salt, imported before the Union. Dated Custom House, Edinburgh, 6 March 1711–12. 3 pages.
March 6.57. Report of the Duke of Ormonde to the Lord — on the petition of Edward Progers, Esq., praying for 400l. per ann., on the establishment of Ireland, pursuant to a grant of King Charles II., to whom as well as to King Charles I. he was servant. Had nothing to object to the pension, which was granted to him until 4,000l. should be paid to him. Dated London, 6 March 1711–12. 2 pages.
March 6.58. Memorial of Major Edward Evelyn to Lord Lansdowne, her Majesty's Secretary-at-War. The subaltern officers, &c. quartered at Taunton had run much into debt. Prays for an order of subsistence to prevent desertion. Dated 6 March 1711–12.
Minuted:—“To be sent to ye Trea[su]ry.” 1 page, quarto.
March 6.59. Report of the Duke of Ormonde to the Lord High Treasurer, on the petition of Helena, widow of Col. Daniel Dering. Recommends the grant to her of 150l. per ann. on the establishment, for the loss of a custodiam of 200l. per ann., and in acknowledgment of the services rendered by the family to the Crown. Dated London, 6 March 1711.
Minuted:—“April 7, 1712. To be laid before the Queen.” 1 page.
March 7.60. Robert Peter to James Taylor, Esq. The coats, waistcoats, and banners were ready for shipment on the River Thames, but he asked who was to be his paymaster. General Lumley, at parting, acquainted him that Mr Benson, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, had promised the money in a few days. Dated 7 March 1711. 1 page.
March 7.61. Weekly certificates of money paid into the receipt of the Exchequer upon the “14th 4sh aid, 1711.”
The last is 7 March 1711. 10 pages.
March 7.62. Memorial of the Board of Green Cloth to the Lord High Treasurer, as to the taxes on the Royal Household, and for stop of process against James Taylor, Esq., Receiver General for the Palaces. Dated Whitehall, 7 March 1711–12. 2 pages.
March 7.63. Memorial of the Comrs of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer, praying for an order for 10,000l. to carry on the most necessary services. Dated Ordnance Office, 7 March 1711–12.
Minuted:—“5,000 in moneys. Sir Roger Mostyn & Whitfield
5,000 in malt tallys. to-morrow.
Look out the paper settling the days.” 1 page.
March 10.64. Comrs of Victualling to Mr Harley. Had prepared an account of the remittance of money for the foreign service, on contracts made by this board during the present war, with the rates of exchange, &c., to be laid before the House of Commons. Enclosed a copy. Dated Victualling Office, 10 March 1711.
The account referred to. 4 pages.
March 10.65. Lord Lansdowne to Mr Harley. Asks him to ascertain from the Lord High Treasurer which regiments he would have placed on the establishment for Ireland, the seven regiments taken prisoners at Brihuega having in their memorial asserted their right of seniority over the regiments of Franks, Fielding, Tyrrell, and Stanwix, and three of those which came home from the expedition to Canada. Dated Whitehall, 10 Mar. 1711–12.
The memorial named.
Minuted:—“My Lord Lansdowne is to lay a state of all the regts before the Queene, this affair not being properly before my Lord to determine.” 3 pages.