Treasury Minutes
May 1718, 1-30

Sponsor

Institute of Historical Research

Publication

Author

William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

Year published

1962

Pages

48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'Treasury Minutes: May 1718, 1-30', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. 48-61. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85515 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

Contents

May 1718, 1–30

May 1.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
The Commissioners of Forfeitures attending with Sir Robert Constable, the Agent for Scotland, represent that by the smallness of the rents of the forfeiting persons, which are always paid in kind, which makes it necessary to employ several persons in the collecting of them, the office of an Agent is rendered useless, especially since by a late Act of Parliament [1 Geo. I, c. 50] the Commissioners are empowered to appoint stewards, factors, collectors &c. to execute all matters and things relating to the collection &c. of the rents of the estates forfeited.
The Commissioners of Forfeitures will pay Sir Robert Constable his salary to Xmas last from which time he is dismissed.
[My Lords order] Mr. Lowther to pay the [Exchequer] fees of the warrants for John Williams, Evert Jolyvet, Thomas Chauncey [on their orders] for 200l. each and [on the order] for 300l. to Henry Smith.
[My Lords direct] the Treasurer of the Navy to pay over to the Earl of Lincoln the sum of 52,000l. in Land Tax tallies anno 1718 remaining in his hands. And my Lords direct tallies for the like sum to be struck without interest on credit of the Malt [Duties] anno 1718 in the name of the Earl of Lincoln to be by him assigned to the Treasurer of the Navy [as] in lieu thereof. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 26.
May 1.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
A memorial from the Earl of Lincoln. Letter signed for 52,000l. out of loans on Malt anno 1718, [the said loans] to be made by Lord Lincoln. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
The petition of Sir Robert Constable. The Commissioners of Forfeitures will pay him his salary to Xmas last from which time he is dismissed. (Delivered ut supra.)
The case of Justus Branshagen [is read]. State what hath been paid him. (Delivered ut supra.)
The petition of widow Vincet. To be recommended to the Commissioners of Hackney Coaches. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 138.
May 2.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
Several memorials, petitions and reports are read and Minutes are taken thereupon.
My Lords this day sign warrants upon the undermentioned orders [by making endorsements thereon] for [allowance of] interest after the rate of 3½ per cent. per an. from the 20th day of March last: viz.
£
13 orders on the Land Tax anno 1718 in the name of the Earl of Lincoln [as Paymaster General of the Forces: being] for 1,000l. each [and by the said Earl] assigned to the Treasurer of the Navy, [the said orders being dated 9 Jan. 1717–18]13,000
6 more the like for 500l. each3,000
£16,000
Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 27.
May 2.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
John and Harry Balfour et al. [their petition]. To be considered at a full Board. (Delivered to the hands of L.)
Lord Sunderland [his] letter about Mr. Andrew Trebeck. The like minute. (Delivered ut supra.)
Sir Isaac Newton's second report about Mrs. Roose, engraver. The like minute. (Delivered ut supra.)
Earl of Dartmouth [his petition] for [his] salary as Lord Privy Seal. The like minute. (Delivered ut supra.)
Col. George Burston [his petition]. The like minute. (Delivered ut supra.)
Nicho. Dixon [his petition]. The like minute. (Delivered ut supra.)
Richard D'Epenouze [his petition]. The like minute. (Delivered ut supra.)
Henry Hawley [his petition]. The like minute. (Delivered ut supra.)
Waith Weket [his petition]. Direct the Customs Commissioners to present him to such employment as he is fit for upon a vacancy: and Mr. Lowther is to pay his mother 20l. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.)
Mr. Powys' report on the petition of Daniel Smith, Esq. Prepare a warrant. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.)
Mr. Powys' report on [the petition of] William Taverner. [The petition is] rejected. (Delivered ut supra.)
Caleb Exell [his petition praying] to be a tidewaiter. Read. (Delivered ut supra.)
Henry Evison [his petition praying to be a tidewaiter]. Read. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Customs Commissioners' report about William Hill &c. Granted. (Delivered ut supra.)
Samuel Dale, late [a] landwaiter [his petition is read]. Mr. Kelsal to speak to Mr. Barrington about this matter. (Delivered ut supra.)
John Reynolds [his petition]. Referred to Mr. Cracherode. (Delivered ut supra.)
James Annand [a barber surgeon of the Minories, his petition praying] to be a tidesman. To be a tidesman when there is a vacancy. (Delivered ut supra.)
Samuel Brooke [his petition praying] to be a coastwaiter. Enquire into the reasons of his being turned out. (Delivered ut supra.)
John Dines, late Commander of the Essex [Customs] smack [his petition praying] to be restored. Rejected. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Officers of the 13 reduced Regiments in Ireland [their petition]. To be considered when my Lords receive a proper list for a warrant. (Delivered ut supra.)
Richard Hayward [his petition praying] to be landwaiter at Bideford or elsewhere. Rejected. (Delivered ut supra.)
Elizabeth Pearson [her petition]. My Lords cannot advise anything on her petition. (Delivered to the hands of L, as also all the following papers this day.)
Memorial of Lord Harley &c. for an arrear of salary to [his father as] the late Warden of Sherwood F[orest]. To be considered with other arrears of her late Majesty's Civil List. (Delivered ut supra.)
Thomas Hill, Esq., Chief Clerk of the Mint, [his presentation] nominating Mr. Walker [as] his deputy. Prepare a warrant.
Mr. Auditor Harley's report on Mr. Dutton Colt's bill of incidents for the year 1716 as Paymaster of the 1711 Lottery. Allowed.
John Popham, late Receiver [General of Taxes for Co.] Southampton, [his petition] for extraordinary allowances. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.
Sir Ralph Radcliffe [his petition] about lost Lottery orders. Referred to the Comptroller and the Paymaster of that Lottery.
The Taxes Commissioners' report on the petition of Sir Cha. Farnaby. Prepare a warrant.
The memorial of the Auditor of the Lottery Funds. [Referred] to the Auditors of the Imprests to know if they have any objection to the matters proposed in any of 'em.
George Booth, Esq. [his petition] relating to his pension of 600l. per an. Referred to the Auditor of the Receipt.
Mr. Monroe on the behalf of Jam. Covingtry. Referred to the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland.
The parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster [their petition]. Referred to Mr. Young and Mr. Watkins.
The Order of Council referring [to my Lords] the petition of Elizabeth Shaw. My Lords are of opinion that this petition ought to be rejected.
Elizabeth Row, widow of James Row, [her petition]. Rejected.
Geo. Collins, Messenger [of the Chamber, his petition] for arrears of salary in King William's reign. My Lords can do nothing upon it.
Jeremiah Garrard [his petition] for a further compensation for his pains in the Sick and Wounded Office. He is paid in full and my Lords cannot advise more.
Francis Hall, Esq., Comptroller of the Salt [Duties Accounts, praying some salary] for the intermediate time between his father's death and the date of his patent. My Lords do not see any ground for this payment.
Mr. Godfry's report about Prince George of Denmark's servants and the petition of Thomas Cross, one of the same [Prince's servants]. My Lords cannot advise his Majesty to renew these pensions: but what is due to 'em in the [late] Queen's time will be paid with other [her late Majesty's] servants when there is money for them.
Francis Durant [his petition] for a pension. My Lords cannot advise any new charge on the Civil List.
Petition of Col. Blathwaite. Rejected.
Petition of Robert Bedoe. Rejected (entry repeated).
Petition of Lady Mordington. Rejected.
Petition of Mary Baker for salary due to Henry Baker, late Solicitor of the Treasury, and the petition of Susanna Baker for the same. My Lords will issue no money till all matters are adjusted.
Petition of John Gough. My Lords cannot advise the payment of his demand of money, but will gratify him with an employment upon a proper [suitable] vacancy.
Thomas Thurkettle [his petition praying] to be deputy messenger [in the Treasury Office]. Mr. Barrel, the messenger, [is ordered] to attend my Lords as soon as he comes to town.
The creditors of the late Morocco Ambassador [their petition]. My Lords know of no money come from Morocco and think it unreasonable to charge the King's Civil List with the Ambassador's debts, which are said to amount to a great sum. Register of Papers T 4/20, pp. 137–9.
May 6.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The Customs Commissioners' presentment of Robert Duke to be riding surveyor between Dartmouth and Exeter; and Peter Creed to succeed him as waiter and searcher at Seaton Beer in the said port of Exeter. Ordered for R. Duke to continue at Seaton Bear and Creed to succeed to the vacancy of riding surveyor. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.)
A letter from Mr. Godolphin about the Bill proposed for preserving the rights of British built ships. Let all the papers be re-referred to the Attorney or Solicitor General. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. K.)
The case of false notars in Scotland. Referred to the Attorney General. (Delivered ut supra.)
Lord Cobham's letter for money about holding the Swainmote Court in Windsor [Forest]. My Lord Sunderland will take the King's pleasure in this matter. (Delivered ut supra.) James Aumour, a projector [his petition]. Read. (Delivered to the hands of L.)
[The Auditor of Imprests' statement of the] sums of money in my Lord Radnor's accompt [as Treasurer of the Chamber] for which the King's sign manual is wanting. To be reconsidered when the Auditors are present. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
The memorial of Lord Cobham. Referred to the Surveyor [General of] Woods. (Delivered ut supra.)
The petition of Thomas Blackwell about the King's College at Aberdeen. [My Lords order] the privy seal for 105l. per an. to be renewed. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 142.
May 7.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Wallop,, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
Prepare a warrant for [taking in at the Exchequer] a loan of 250,000l. at 4 per cent. on [credit of the Duties on] Malt.
[My Lords direct issues as follows to be made out of further loans on Malt, such loans to be made by the payees themselves as follows: viz.]
£s.d.
40,00000to the Treasurer of the Navy for the South Sea Company: bearing interest at 4 per cent.
30,00000to the Treasurer of the Ordnance: by tallies to be struck without interest.
199,01516to the Treasurer of the Navy: without interest.
28,984310½to same: for the South Sea Company: bearing interest at 4 per cent.
£298,00000
[My Lords direct] 1,625l. due to the Commissioners of Public Accounts to be paid out of the 581,196l. 8s. 0d. appropriated to make good the Deficiencies of the year 1717.
[My Lords direct] Mr. Lowther to pay William Wood 100l. and Mr. Willes, decipherer, 44l. 10s. 0d. for repayment of his taxes and fees on his salary at the Exchequer.
[Give note to] Mr. Hawes and Mr. Lansdown (Lansdell) to be at the Treasury to-morrow at 11 a'clock.
My Lords signify the King's pleasure that he will be at no charge in repairing and furnishing any house or lodgings where any persons reside by his Majesty's favour.
Mr. Hewett, late Surveyor of the Woods, Mr. Young, the present Surveyor, Mr. Molineux, one of the Verderers of Sherwood Forest, with Mr. Banks, his clerk, are called in. The reports of the Verderers dated 1 June 1716 and of Mr. Young dated 28 Feb. 1716–17, with a memorial of Mr. Digby and Mr. Molineux are read, complaining of some irregularities of Mr. Hewet to his Majesty's disadvantage and contrary to the Forest laws. Mr. Hewet's answer is also read and my Lords direct a copy thereof to be given to the Verderers and will appoint another day to consider of and determine this affair. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 28.
May 7.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The memorial of Sir Bibye Lake. To be heard on Wednesday next and the papers to be lookt out. (Delivered to the hands of L.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 143.
May 8.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes.
Mr. Cracherode's memorial for 1,000l. for law charges is read and ordered.
[My Lords direct] Mr. Lowther to pay — Child 50l.
To write to the Navy Board to acquaint them that within a month's time money will be put into their hands to pay the Chest at Chatham.
Prepare a letter [of direction] for the sum of 52,193l. 9s. 0d. for one month's subsistence for the Forces from the 25th day of May instant to the 24th of June following.
A like letter [to be prepared] for 10,000l. for the Ordnance: to be applied to land services.Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 29.
May 8.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The Customs Commissioners' report relating to Mr. Lawson, Collector of the Customs at Poole. My Lords are satisfied with this report. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.)
The Customs Commissioners' presentment of John Brooman to be a boatman at Margate. George Lockyer appointed, recommended by Mr. Young. (Delivered ut supra.)
Letter from James Lowther, Esq., recommending Edward Hall to be a tidewaiter at Whitehaven. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
Mr. Leathes, Resident at Brussels, [his] bill of extraordinary disbursements 263l. 14s. 6d. Ordered. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Surveyor General of [Crown] Lands' report on the petition of the Earl of Holderness. Agreed to. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
The memorial concerning the expenses in Scotland on his Majesty's birthday anno 1718. [My Lords order] a warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer [in Scotland] to pay this to Hamilton [the King's] Almoner [for Scotland]. (Delivered ut supra.)
Auditor Harley's state of Col. Nevil's accompts as Paymaster of the prisoners in Spain. The Auditor [Harley] to prepare a draft of a privy seal for making these allowances. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Postmaster General's report upon Mr. Henry Weston's petition. To be considered when a proper [fitting] office falls [vacant] of about 200l. to 300l. per an. (Delivered to the hands of L.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 144.
May 9.
Treasury
Chambers
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Baillie Mr. Clayton.
The Earl of Radnor's privy seal as Treasurer of the Chamber [is] to be for 60,000l. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 30.
May 9.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c, this day read.
Mr. Cracherode's report about the five Swedish prisoners. [My Lords order] 7l. 5s. 5d. to be paid by Mr. Cracherode. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
The petition of Ren. [Reginald] Ryley about counterfeit orders [on the 10l. Lottery anno 1711]. [Referred] to Sir And. Chadwick and Mr. Jett to examine into the matter complained of and to report their opinion thereof. (Delivered ut supra.)Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 145.
May 13. Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall,
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
Mr. Ireland [is] called in. His appointment to be deputy to the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer, is read and approved by my Lords and the usual oath of fidelity directed by an Act of Parliament 8 and 9 Wm. III., c. 28, is administered to him.
Mr. Beranger, Dr. Fauquiere and Mr. Nicoll are called in. My Lords ask Dr. Fauquiere in what manner the directions of the Treasury of the 2nd of October last for exposing to sale 500 tons of tin at 3l. 10s. 0d. per hundredweight were obeyed by him and the officers of the Mint.
He says that pursuant to their Lordships' directions an advertisement was inserted in the Gazette giving notice that such a quantity was to be sold at the said price.
My Lords say the notice [time] was so short that several pewterers and others could not be present at the opening of the sale, which occasioned the lowness of the price and consequently an advantage to particular persons.
Mr. Nicoll will attend the next week.
Prepare a warrant for 2,000l. to the Earl of Kinnoul out of the revenue of 4½ per cent. [or] out of the quit rents of Virginia in part of his arrears.
[Write] Sir Mathew Decker and Mr. Sloper to attend to-morrow to settle the rate of exchange between Hamburg and Hanover.
Prepare the warrants for the usual allowances to the Lord Chancellor.
Prepare a letter to recommend Mr. John Manley to Mr. Moor, the late Paymaster of the Forces, to be by him employed as a clerk.
Mr. Cholmley, the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], is called in. His reports upon several petitions for leases are considered.
My Lords direct the several Constats and Particulars to be sent back to the [said] Surveyor, who is to express particularly what houses want immediate repairs so that they may require rebuilding in a short time.
And likewise desire him to be very careful in reporting the yearly value by which the future rent is to be governed.
Write to Mr. Boscawen to desire him to give the necessary orders for the making out of an account of the quantity of tin coyned in each of the three [Stannary] coynages last past and to transmit it to the Treasury with all possible expedition. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, pp. 31–2.
May 15.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
Sir Biby Lake, Mr. King and Counsel on both sides are called in. Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer] acquaints them that my Lords have considered the report of the Attorney General wherein the whole affair between them is stated.
Sir Biby Lake begins to open the case: but my Lords refuse to hear the matter ex parte, General Wills (who is a part concerned) not being present.
My Lords will hear and determine this matter when all parties are to attend. Ibid., p. 33.
May 15.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The petition of Alice Selleck. [My Lords order her to be paid] 10l. by Mr. Lowther. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Lowther.)
The memorial of the Earl of Lincoln for 2,400l. for the four Battalions of Brunswick [Troops]. Prepare a sign manual. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 146.
May 16.Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
[No entry of any minute.] Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 34.
May 16.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
The Cofferer [of the Household his] memorial for 2,500l. for the Customs of the King's wines. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr.T.)
The petition of John Bury, Receiver General of Taxes, Co. Notts, for [his] extraordinary allowances [for charges in his receipt]. Referred to the Taxes Commissioners. (Delivered to the hands of L.)
The recommendation from Mr. White Wickham nominating Laurence Batten to be his deputy as a King's waiter in London port. Referred to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 147.
May 20.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
The report of the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] upon Mrs. Robinson's petition proposing an amendment in the former lease of several offices in Rockingham Forest is read and agreed to.
[Write] Colonel Kane to attend on Thursday morning next. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 35.
May 20.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports dec. this day read. Dr. Ralph Blomer [his petition] to renew a lease. Referred to Mr. Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. (Delivered to the hands of L.)
The Customs Commissioners' report on the nomination of White Whickham by Mr. Laurence Batten to be his deputy as a King's waiter in London port. Agreed to. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.)
The Customs Commissioners' presentment of William Bryer to be waiter and searcher at Broadfleet in Lancaster port. Christopher Canny appointed. (Delivered ut supra.)
Mr. Lames Lowther [his letter] recommending Edward Hall to be a tidewaiter at Whitehaven. Agreed to. (Delivered ut supra.)
The case of John Bamber about two bulces of diamonds seized. [My Lords order the] Solicitor of the Customs to attend my Lords tomorrow morning with a state of this matter as it now stands. (Delivered ut supra.)
The memorial of Mr. Hancock on the behalf of Earl Cadogan's ordinary allowances as Ambassador. [My Lords] ordered 1,300l. to pay his Lordship to Xmas. (Delivered ut supra.)
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Ordnanc for 23,190l. 4s. 10¾d. My Lords will consider this again as soon as the loan now opened at the Exchequer is filled. (Delivered to the hands of Mr.T.)
F. Willis, Captain of the Deal Castle man of war [his petition]. [My Lords] ordered a warrant for 100l. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Surveyor General [of Crown Lands his] report on the petition of Mrs. Robinson. My Lords agree to this report. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20. p. 148.
May 21.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. WalloP, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
[My Lords order] Humphrey Fitzherbert, one of the Customers of Bristol [port], to have leave of absence for two or three months on account of his health, [he] taking care that a sufficient deputy be appointed in his absence for whom he shall be answerable.
[Direct] the Customs Commissioners not to attend till to-morrow month unless sooner sent to.
[My Lords order] the several Establishments for the Forces in Minorca from the year 1712 to the present time to be brought in to-morrow, when Col. Kane's papers are considered.
The Commissioners for Taxes attend with their certificate of Receivers of the Land Tax [of the past year]. My Lords read a state of their payments [into the Exchequer], the arrears [of their collectors standing out] in the country and in the hands of the [said] Receivers. The directions given by my Lords are inserted in the margin [of the said state]. My Lords will consider the respits on the several Receivers this day fortnight.
[My Lords appoint] Sir Biby Lake, General Wills et al. to attend on Friday at 11 a'clock. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 36.
May 21.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Ambrose Reddall [praying] to be Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1718 for Co. Bedford. Referred to the Taxes Commissioners. Continued.
John Shermer, ditto as ditto for Co. Berks. Referred ut supra.
William Hartley, ditto as ditto for Co. Bucks. Respited.
Fra. Manaton, ditto as ditto for Co. Cornwall. Respited.
Robert Lightfoot, ditto as ditto for Co. Cambridge. Respited.
William Cobbe, ditto as ditto for Co. Cheshire. Respited.
Cha. Highmore, ditto as ditto for Co. Cumberland. Respited.
Benja[min] Derbie, ditto as ditto for Co. Dorset. Referred to the Taxes Commissioners. Continued.
Tho. Gisborne, ditto as ditto for Co. Derby. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Joseph Veale, ditto as ditto for part of Co. Devon. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Geo. Thorne, ditto as ditto for [other] part of Co. Devon. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Messrs. Wilkinson, ditto as ditto for Co. Yorks. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Lionel Norman, ditto as ditto for Co. Northumberland. Rejected. Richard Andrews, ditto as ditto for Co. Essex. Referred to the Taxes Commissioners. Appointed.
Walter Marshall, ditto as ditto for Co. Gloucester. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Messrs. Jeay and Dowse, ditto as ditto for Co. Huntingdon. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Edward Baugham, ditto as ditto for Co. Hereford. Respited.
John Caswall, ditto as ditto for Co. Hereford. Respited.
Jonathan] Smart, ditto as ditto for Co. Herts. Referred to the Commissioners for Taxes. Continued.
Geo. Baker, ditto as ditto for Co. Kent. Referred, ut supra. Continued.
Sir William Fazakerley, ditto as ditto for London &c. Respited.
John Owen, ditto as ditto for Co. Lancs. Referred to the Commissioners for Taxes. Continued.
Benja[min] Blundell, ditto as ditto for Co. Leicester. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Langley Banks, ditto as ditto for half the County of Lincoln. Referred ut supra.
John Manby, ditto as ditto for the other half of the County of Lincoln. Referred ut supra.
Thomas Clifford, ditto as ditto for Co. Monmouth. Referred ut supra. Continued.
John Cowper, ditto as ditto for Co. Northants. Referred ut supra. Continued.
William Pacey, ditto as ditto for part of Co. Norfolk. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Cha. Mackarel, ditto as ditto for [the other] part of Co. Norfolk. Referred ut supra. Continued.
John Bury, ditto as ditto for Co. Notts. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Gerard Croker, ditto as ditto for Co. Oxford. Respited.
John Rodbard, ditto as ditto for Co. Somerset. Referred to the Commissioners for Taxes. Continued.
Edw. Hooker, ditto as ditto for Co. Southampton. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Messrs. Dee, ditto as ditto for Co. Sussex. Respited.
William Wood, ditto as ditto for Co. Salop. Respited.
Messrs. Lynch and Nash, ditto as ditto for Co. Suffolk. Referred to the Commissioners for Taxes. Continued.
James Baillie, ditto as ditto for Co. Stafford. Respited.
John Nuthall, ditto as ditto for part of Co. Surrey. Respited.
William Theed, ditto ditto for part of Co. Surrey. Referred to the Commissioners for Taxes. Continued.
John Sparry, ditto as ditto for Co. Worcester. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Thomas Newsham, ditto as ditto for Co. Warwick. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Henry Flower, ditto as ditto for part of Co. Wilts. Respited.
Thomas Phips, ditto as ditto for part of Co. Wilts. Referred to the Commissioners for Taxes.
Richard Lanham, ditto as ditto for part of Co. Wilts. Referred ut supra. Continued.
John Baynes, ditto as ditto for Co. Westmorland. Referred ut supra. Continued.
Samuel Burton, ditto as ditto for Co. Brecon &c. and for Denbigh and Flint, and for Merioneth &c. Referred ut supra. Continued.
James Philips, ditto as ditto for South Wales. Respited.
Edward Parsons, ditto as ditto for the King's Palaces [Whitehall, Kensington and St. James's and the verges thereof]. Referred to the Commissioners for Taxes. Continued.
Archibald Douglas, ditto as ditto for Scotland. Sir Robert Sinclair appointed.
Mr. Secretary Craggs [his letter is read] transmitting an accompt of the charge of bedding for the four Companies of Foot ordered to Minorca amounting to 3,235l. 16s. 0d. Prepare a warrant to the Receiver General of the Revenues of Minorca to repay this sum to the Board of Ordnance. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
The report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the state of provisions laid into the Victualling Stores at Gibraltar. [Write to] Mr. Sloper to make a demand for this in his next [weekly] memorial for subsistence [money for the Forces]. (Delivered ut supra.)
The report from same on Mr. Missing's reference relating to the number of persons victualled at Gibraltar between 17 June 1717 and 11 August following. Mr. Sloper to insert this in his next demand for subsistence. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, pp. 149–50.
May 23.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
My Lords resolve that the gum of 43,000l., part of the cash now in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil Government [shall] be reserved to and for the discharging the principal and interest of such national debts and incumbrances as were incurred before the 25th day of December 1716 and were provided for by Act of Parliament in such manner and form as shall be directed or appointed by any future Act or Acts of Parliament to be discharged therewith or out of the same and to and for none other use, interest or purpose whatsoever as by the Act of 3 Geo. I., p. 321, as prescribed. (In the margin this minute is expressed as follows: “43,000l. Civil List money to be reserved for the Sinking Fund.”) Prepare a warrant for paying the Duke of Kingston his salary as Lord Privy Seal to Lady day last.
[My Lords order] General Wills to have a copy of the late Attorney General's report about Peters's debt and to make his exceptions against it, which with the reasons that shall be offered by Sir Biby Lake et al. are to be referred to the present Attorney General, who will be desired to consider the same and report his opinion with all speed.
My Lords appoint Mr. Edward Stanhope to be an under clerk in the Treasury, in the room of Mathew Dent, deceased.
The deputies of the Auditors of Imprests [are] to attend on Wednesday se'night at the reading of Col. Nevil's privy seal. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 37.
May 23.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
Major Morgan [praying] to take off respits. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. (Delivered to the hands of L.)
Serjeant [at Arms] Thomas Charnock [praying] for [his] salary. [My Lords order him] half a year to Xmas 1717. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
Memorial for 2,564l. for two bills of extraordinaries of Sir Robert Sutton, Ambassador in Turkey. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.)
John Le Mastre et al. evidences against James Duke Crispe. Referred to Mr. Cracherode. (Delivered to L.)
John Collins, late Governor of Fort William in Newfoundland. Referred to the present Board of Ordnance. (Delivered ut supra.)
Anne Dent, widow of Mathew Dent. [My Lords order her to be paid] 50l. per Mr. Lowther. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. Lowther.)
William Burroughs, Esq., Commissary [of Musters] in North Britain. Refer to Mr. Sloper. (Delivered to the hands of L.)
Memorial of the Trustees for Sale of the Forfeited Estates [praying] for 1,173l. 1s. 5d. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
Memorial of the Earl of Lincoln for one month's subsistence to the Forces to 24 July 1718, [being] 52,193l. 9s. 0d. Ordered. (Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of ditto for two months' subsistence to the four Regiments designed for Minorca: to be repaid by the Treasury of Ireland [viz.] 2,470l. 10s. 0d. Ordered. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Cofferer [of the Household's] memorial for 800l. for providing a present for the Regent of France. Prepare a warrant. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Earl of Godolphin's memorial for 18 months' allowance to the Keepers of the Little Park at Windsor. Prepare a warrant. ( Delivered ut supra.)
Memorial of the Abbot Dubois about the Duty of [on] books sent as a present from the Regent of France to his Majesty. [My Lords order] Mr. Lowther to pay the Custom of these books. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.)
Memorial of ditto about a quantity of black silk seized at Dover. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered ut supra.)
John Brougham [his petition] about money seized per rebels. My Lords direct an account to be made up of such sums of money as were extorted by the Rebels from all the officers of the revenue, to the end the same may be examined and adjusted. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
Stephen Brown [his petition] about lands in St. Christopher. My Lords will appoint a day to hear the whole. (Delivered to L.)
The Surveyor General [of Crown Lands his] report on the petition of Mr. Medlycot for a free hay. Respited. (Delivered ut supra.)
The reports of Sir And. Chadwick and Mr. Jett about assignments on Lottery orders said to be counterfeited and demanded by Reginald Ryley, Esq. My Lords can do nothing in this affair. (Delivered ut supra.)
Fleetwood Clark [praying] to be a clerk in the Treasury in the room of Mathew Dent. My Lords will consider him when there is another vacancy proper for him. (Delivered ut supra.)
Col. Kane's answer to the minute upon his memorial on the Contingencies of Minorca. My Lords can make no order upon this memorial till the accompt is brought in. (Delivered ut supra.) Register of Papers T 4/20, pp. 151–2.
May 27.Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
My Lords will represent Mr. Gage's case to the King together with “his precedent” of Mr. Lant and will receive his Majesty's commands thereupon. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 38.
May 27.Entry of petitions, memorials, reports &c. this day read.
John Barret, one of the Messengers at the Receipt of the Exchequer, nominating Tho. Thurkettle [to be] his deputy. Approved. (Delivered to the hands of L.)
The Commissioners of Trade [praying] for the incident charges of their Office from Michaelmas 1717 to Lady day 1718, [being] 220l. 2s.d., and for salary to [their] secretary and clerks to the same time, being 287l. 10s. 0d. Ordered. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
Edward Ashe, praying his salary as Comptroller of the Customs at Plymouth notwithstanding his patent is not passed, it being obstructed through his poverty. Referred to the Customs Commissioners. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. P.)
Mr. Young, Surveyor of the Woods, and Mr. Watkins, Surveyor of the Roads, [their] report on the memorial of the parish of St. Margarets, Westminster. Ordered out of money in the Exchequer. (Delivered to the hands of Mr. T.)
The Board of Works [their petition] relating to works done in Bushey Park by direction of the Surveyor of the Woods. To be paid out of money in the Exchequer. (Delivered ut supra.)
The report of the Board of Works relating to the Surveyor of the Woods [his] right to perform repairs about Hyde Park enclosure and wall. The Surveyor to prepare an estimate. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Surveyor General of the Woods [his] report on the memorial of Viscount Cobham relating to Swinley. Prepare a warrant. (Delivered ut supra.)
A letter from B.J. about frauds in the Excise. Insert an advertisement in the Gazette. (Delivered ut supra.)
The memorial from the Earl of Godolphin for repair of fences in Windsor Little Park. Referred to the Surveyor General of Woods. (Delivered ut supra.)
The Board of Ordnance [their] report of the state of the 10,000 arms sent from Holland in the time of the late Rebellion. Prepare a warrant for remitting 2,601l. 10s. 0d. to the Office of Ordnance and to discharge the former warrant for remitting the remaining 10,000l. (Delivered ut supra.)
Capt. Edward Hall, Commandant of Tinmouth [Tynemouth Castle]. [My Lords order it] to be considered again when Mr. Sloper is here. (Delivered to the hands of L.) Register of Papers T 4/20, p. 153.
May 29.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall.
Treasury Minutes
Present:
Earl of Sunderland, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Mr. Wallop, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
[Write] the Auditors of Imprests to attend on Tuesday se'night in the forenoon upon a report from the Commissioners for Stating the Army Debts.
Issue 1,739l. 9s. 2d. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of imprests repaid by the Treasurer of the Transports to answer bills of exchange for the charge of transporting three Regiments of Foot from Cork to Portsmouth as per the list laid before their Lordships by Mr. Colby.
[My Lords order] Philip Shepheard to be Surveyor of Windows for Cornwall at Mr. Boscawen's recommendation in the room of Mr. Gardner, deceased.
[My Lords permit] Mr. Glass, stamper, to surrender his place to Daniell Matt.
[My Lords order] the Board of Trade to be paid their salaries to Xmas.
[My Lords] agree to John Buchanan presented by the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to be surveyor, landwaiter and searcher at Glasgow.
[My Lords order] John Bamber to have a noli prosequi for the seizure of some diamonds [on his] paying the Duty and satisfying the officer [who seized].
Sir Theodore Janssen, Sir John Lambert and Mr. Gibbon, Mr. Beranger and Mr. Fauquiere [are appointed] to attend to-morrow at 11 prepared to shew what [of the King's] tin is remaining in their respective hands and what sums remain due thereupon. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 39.
May 30,
Friday.
Appointments.
Sir Theo. Jansen; Sir John Lambert or Mr. Gibons; Mr. Beranger; Mr. Fauquier to attend &c. as above. Appointment Book T 64/4, p. 99.
May 30.
Treasury
Chambers,
Whitehall
Treasury Minutes.
Present:
Mr. Chancellor, Mr. Baillie, Mr. Clayton.
Sir Theodore Janssen is called in and lays before my Lords an account of what tin was put into his hands, what hath been sold, the interest due thereupon and what remains in the hands of his correspondents in Holland.
Mr. Beranger is called in. My Lords ask him at what price he can dispose of a quantity of the tin in his hands in Holland. He says he is informed by his agents there that he can have a market for 100 tons or a greater quantity at 3l. 10s. 0d. [per hundredweight] clear of all charges: which money is to be applied towards paying off the principal and interest grown due or to grow due to him thereupon, the first account to be made at Michaelmas and the rest every following quarter day till the debt is paid off.
Sir Theodore Janssen [is] again called in. He agrees not to sell any more tin pursuant to the power given him by his contract till my Lords consent thereto. He says he will write to his correspondents to that purpose to-night. Treasury Minute Book XXIV, p. 40.