Minute Book
June 1713

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

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1955

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'Minute Book: June 1713', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. 33-38. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86051 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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June 1713

June 3. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The proposals of Sir John Lambert [and] Mr. Milner, and one from Mr. Chetwynd are opened, the first two for remitting 14,000l. to the Garrison at Port Mahon and 10,000l. for the Garrison at Gibraltar; the other containing an offer [or tender for the furnishing] of provisions for the said Garrison [of Gibraltar] at certain prices.
Of the first two proposals Mr. Milner's dated London May 15 appearing manifestly to be most for the public advantage is agreed to, viz. to supply in Port Mahon 14,000l. at an exchange of 54 pence sterling per piece of Eight, and 10,000l. at Gibraltar at an exchange of 52 pence sterling per piece of Eight: giving his bills payable at sight for said sum [in return] for present money.
[My Lord directs the Exchequer to] issue 5,793l. 3s. 6d. to the Navy Treasurer: to be paid over to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the Marines; upon account for the subsistence of such of the Marines as are on shore from the 24th Feb. 1712 to the 24th April 1713: [to be issued] out of loans on Land Tax anno 1713.
[My Lord directs the Exchequer to] issue 50,000l. to Mr. Brydges: out of loans to be made by Matthew Decker, Esq., on Land Tax anno 1713: the same to be paid over to the said Decker for his bills of exchange given March 27 last for the service of the Forces in the Low Countries; upon payment whereof a deposit of 60,000l. in South Sea Stock is [thereby to be] redeemed.
Mr. Sloper [is] called [in] and presents a memorial [from Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad], for the abovementioned 24,000l. It is ordered to be issued to Mr. Brydges to be paid over to Mr. Milner for his bills abovementioned [to wit for 14,000l. for Port Mahon and 10,000l. for Gibraltar].
[Write a] letter to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to certify the names of the several officers who acted in the Customs after the Union by virtue of her Majesty's Proclamation, and what remains due to them for the time they served respectively: and to certify whether anything or how much is owing by them or any of them on account of moneys received for the Customs.
[My Lord Treasurer] ordered [issues as follows] out of the money remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil Government: viz. to.
£ s. d.
Mr. Scobell for two weeks [for the purchase of tin] 6,000 0 0
the Cofferer of the Household 3,000 0 0
Mr. Holbech for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office: to be applied to such particular uses [of the Office of the Chamber] as my Lord Treasurer shall direct 2,000 0 0
the Privy Purse: for two weeks 1,000 0 0
the Robes: to complete 1,000l. 500 0 0
the Duke of Somerset, for arrears [owing] to the Stables 1,000 0 0
Mr. Compton for the livery servants of the [late] Prince [of Denmark] 565 0 0
ditto for Marquess [of] Tullibardine 300 0 0
ditto for Mr. Elford 100 0 0
ditto for Mrs. Grove 100 0 0
ditto for Mris. Ramsay 125 0 0
ditto for Dame Ann Silvius 100 0 0
ditto for Soloman Blackman 150 0 0
ditto for John Williams 10 0 0
the Bishop of Bristol [Dr. John Robinson, the Lord Privy Seal] on his [Ambassadorial] ordinary 300 0 0
the Earl of Strafford (on his Ambassadorial extraordinaries and ordinary), 193l. 9s. 10¾d. and 300l. 493 9 10¾
the Duke of Shrewsbury, a quarter's extraordinaries 400 0 0
Lord Lexinton, the like 400 0 0
Mr. Smethin [the Queen's] goldsmith, to complete 9,066l. 9s. 6d. 1,566 9 6
the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Studholme 313 11 7
Mr. Cole, Secretary at Venice, a quarter's ordinary 182 0 0
King's Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms 420 0 0
officers of the Ordnance, two years' salaries 814 11 8
officers of Waltham Forest, a year's salaries 270 0 0
Ministers in the Isle of Man 150 0 0
several Sheriffs for surplusages on their accounts 798 8 7
Mr. Grymes 56 9 6
£21,150 0
Treasury Minute Book XX, pp. 89–90.
June 4. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[My Lord directed the issue of] 12,000l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List money by 1,200l. a week. Ibid., p. 91.
June 5. Present: ut supra.
Mr. Brydges is called in with the clothiers of the Army; and his memorial about the offreckonings for such Regiments whose muster rolls are returned, amounting to 94,000l., was read. My Lord Treasurer acquaints the clothiers that by the Act which continues the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army [10 Anne, c. 38, cl. 6] the clothing and the accounts thereof is particularly directed to be enquired into. Therefore Mr. Sloper is [by my Lord] ordered to state the case upon the said Act and to attend the Attorney General for his opinion before my Lord will make any issue of the public money towards satisfying the clothiers' demands.
Mr. Brydges' memorial is read about the bounty of 40s. a man to be allowed to the Regiments in the Low Countries for recruits delivered to them by the Commissioners of the Land Tax: and Mr. Brydges thereby desiring that the demands made may be examined and certified in such manner as shall be thought fit, my Lord is of opinion that the several Regiments do (at their own expense) make forth accounts of the particulars of their pretensions in such form as Mr. Brydges shall direct, and that, if occasion be, the persons that the Regiments shall appoint to state these accounts in the form aforesaid may have recourse to the accounts returned by the Commissioners of Taxes to the Secretary at War and [similiter by] the Receivers of the Taxes to the Auditors [of Imprests] here, of the moneys paid by the said Receivers, out of Taxes, for recruits; and upon this statement of accounts in case they be found true Mr. Brydges is to lay memorials before my Lord for the sums that ought to be allowed to the Regiments thereupon.
[My Lord directs the Exchequer to] issue 2,520l. to Mr. Brydges for the pay of the Governor and Staff Officers of Dunkirk to March 23 last; and 1,840l. 19s. 6d. upon account of clearings to the Forces under his pay, being to be paid over to the widows of Officers who lost their lives in her Majesty's service, to wit on their allowances from 1712 Dec. 22 to 1713 April 21 inclusive. Ibid., p. 92.
June 10. Present: ut supra.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of money in the Exchequer applicable to the uses of the Civil Government: viz. to
£ s. d.
Mr. Scobell for buying of tin 3,000 0 0
the Cofferer of the Household 1,000 0 0
Mr. Holbech for a year on her Majesty's allowances of Daily Alms and to the poor at the Gate (of which 740l. having been advanced by Mr. Compton is to be repaid to him) 919 0 0
to ditto for half a year to Mr. Randue to Michaelmas last 160 0 0
the Master of the Great Wardrobe, the second weekly payment 1,200 0 0
the Judges, Masters in Chancery &c. for last Easter term 3,950 0 0
the Privy Purse 500 0 0
Mr. Roos, Engraver of Seals: on the report of the [Principal] Officers of the Mint 565 12 7
the Duke of Shrewsbury on his [Ambassadorial] ordinary 300 0 0
Lord Lexinton: on the like 300 0 0
the Earl of Strafford: on the like 300 0 0
the Bishop of Bristol: on the like 300 0 0
£12,494 12 7
Mr. Brydges is called in. My Lord on reading his memorial agrees that where the Regiments in the Low Countries do enter demands in the [Paymaster General's] Office here for sums to be stop from their subsistence abroad, in order to have it paid here [to their dependents or attorneys], Mr. Brydges do make such stoppages accordingly, taking care that before such stoppages be made he have certificates or other testimonials from the Deputy Paymaster Abroad that the sums so desired to be stopt here are left in his hands by the said Regiments abroad; that so the remittances may be regulated accordingly.
Mr. Brydges' memorial is read for the pay of the General and Staff Officers on the Establishment of [the British Forces in] Portugal from 22 June 1712 to 22 Dec. following; and is ordered to be transmitted to the Commissioners for stating and determining the debts to the Army [under 12 Anne, c. 3].
[My Lord directs the Exchequer to] issue 3,000l. to Mr. Brydges for subsistence to the Regiments of Leigh, Wyn and Kane and for bounty to the Officers and private men thereof who are now ordered to be disbanded.
Mr. Brydges lays before my Lord the opinion of the Attorney General on the [Army] clothiers’ case about their offreckonings: and the Attorney General giving it that my Lord may lawfully issue the money for clothing, on all assignments adjusted and determined in the manner specified in the case before the making the Act [10 Anne, c. 38] appointing Commissioners to take accounts &c., and Mr. Brydges acquainting my Lord that the sum of 96,174l. 3s. 11½d. (now demanded by him in his memorial for offreckonings of such Regiments whose [muster] rolls are returned to, or before, the 22 Dec. last) is due to them on assignments adjusted and determined before the passing of the said Act, my Lord Treasurer orders that the sum of 48,087l. 1s. 8¼d. for one moiety of the said offreckonings be directed out of South Sea Stock standing in the name of said Brydges [as for the public]; and that the other moiety be paid out of some of the tallies [imprested] for the use of his office [of Paymaster] now deposited with the Bank [as security for loan] as soon as they shall come to be redeemed.
The like [order is given by my Lord Treasurer] for Guards and Garrisons.
[My Lord directs the Exchequer to] issue 20,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Esq., Treasurer of the Ordnance: as in part of the sum voted for sea service in the Office of Ordnance. Treasury Minute Book XX, pp. 93–4.
June 15. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Mr. Hawes is called in and a memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy is read. Thereupon my Lord Treasurer ordered 80,000l. to be issued [to the Navy] out of loans on Malt.
Mr. Merryll is called in: a memorial is read for subsistence for the Guards and Garrisons and the whole [is] ordered, to wit 39,782l. 14s. 0d. [for said subsistence] to the 23rd inst.
Several papers are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are endorsed thereupon].
[My Lord directs the Exchequer to] issue 10,000l. to Mr. Brydges out of loans on Malt and as in part of 33,789l. 8s. 0d. value in bills drawn by his deputies in the Low Countries [upon him] upon account of subsistence of her Majesty's Troops in garrison there and at Dunkirk. Ibid., p. 95.
June 17. Present: ut supra.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of the Civil List money in the Exchequer: viz. to
£ s. d.
the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
Mr. Holbech for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, to wit for Officers of the Yeomen of the Guard, the Messengers [of the Chamber] and [the] Clerks of the Cheque [of the said Messengers] 1,921 0 0
the Master of the Great Wardrobe; out of which [he is] to pay what is due to the Yeomen of the Guard for watch gowns 1,200 0 0
Mr. Scobell for [purchase of the Cornwall and Devon Tinners'] tin, in part of 3,000l. 2,000 0 0
the poor of the City of London 1,000 0 0
the Duke of Shrewsbury: [on his Ambassadorial] ordinary 300 0 0
Lord Lexinton, the like 300 0 0
Earl of Strafford, the like 300 0 0
the Bishop of Bristol [Dr. John Robinson, Lord Privy Seal, Plenipotentiary to Utrecht], the like 300 0 0
Mr. Brydges, Surveyor of the Ordnance 73 0 0
Mr. Pendlebury, Master Gunner [of the Ordnance] 45 0 0
Mr. Lowman, a year to Xmas 1711 300 0 0
Mr. Beckford, Williams and Wells, three chaplains 60 0 0
Mr. Style, late Sheriff of Kent, surplus on his account 80 11 0
Mr. Creswell, late Sheriff of Salop, the like 21 5
the Privy Purse 500 0 0
the Robes 500 0 0
the Duke of Somerset, arrears due to the Stables 1,000 0 0
£11,900 16
Mr. Decker is called in and his proposal dated the 4th inst. for remitting 6,000l. to Holland is considered and agreed as follows, viz. to give his bills for and upon Messrs. Andrew Pels & Sons of Amsterdam to the value of 60,000l. at the exchange rate of 10 guilders 17 stivers current money at eight days’ sight: [he by way of reimbursement] to be paid the value at the delivery of the bills.
Ordered that the 60,000l. for Mr. Decker's bills according to the above proposal be issued to Mr. Brydges out of loans on Malt by 20,000l. a week; the first payment to begin to be made on Friday next.
Mr. Brydges in his memorial proposes that his Deputy in Flanders may be directed to advance to the Regiments there the sum of 8,530l. upon account of their pay until such time as the bounty money which they are entitled to receive towards reimbursing the charge of recruits be ascertained: to which my Lord Treasurer agrees.
Mr. Brydges will write to Sir John Lambert and Mr. Milner to give in proposals on Friday next for remittances to Port Mahon and Gibraltar for the service of her Majesty's Forces there. Treasury Minute Book XX, pp. 96–7.
June 19. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Mr. Hawes is called in. A memorial is read from the Treasurer of the Navy. [Thereupon my Lord Treasurer] ordered [issues as follows: viz.]
£ s. d.
on the head of Wages.
for bills of exchange drawn on the Navy 5,000 0 0
for paying Mr. Evelyn for the Mast Dock and Anchor Wharf at Deptford 2,050 5 0
for payment of several reduced workmen out of the Rope Yard 7,200 0 0
The abovesaid 2,050l. 5s. 0d. is to be paid out of the small remains in the Navy Treasurer's hands for [or arising out of the sales of] old stores, and the rest out of any money of this year's funds in the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 98.
June 26. Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Duke of Ormonde, Lord Peterborough, Lord Anglesea, Sir William Wyndham, Mr. Brydges and Mr. Southwell come in. Several matters [are] debated in relation to the Forces, particularly as to those to be placed on the Irish Establishment. Sir William Wyndham [Secretary at War] takes minutes thereof and is desired to attend the Committee of Council therewith to-morrow morning at the Cockpit.
My Lord directs that tallies be struck on the Malt [Duties anno 1713 under 12 Anne, c. 2] to complete the credit given thereupon and that the proportions for the several Offices be adjusted again to-morrow. Ibid., p. 99.
June 30. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] called in. My Lord directs him to borrow of the Bank of England a sum of 100,000l. upon a deposit of tallies of loan this day directed to be struck in his name for the service of the Navy on credit of the Malt [Duties] anno 1713.
[Write] Mr, Brydges to attend to-morrow.
[Send a] letter to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Howe not to dispose of any of the Malt tallies this day directed to be imprested to them respectively without a particular direction from my Lord. Ibid., p. 100.