Minute Book
June 1714

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

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1955

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'Minute Book: June 1714', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 53-60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86134 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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June 1714

June 1.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Chamberlain.
Mr. Cæsar, [Treasurer of the Navy, is] called in. His memorial
Mr. Caesar, [Treasurer of the Navy, is] called in. His memorial is read. My Lord will consider the particulars and give direction thereupon when the paper of cash is laid before him.
The Secretary at War and Paymaster of the Forces Abroad [are] called in. The latter presents a memorial, which is read, together with one from Mr. Howe: all which my Lord will consider to–morrow. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 220.
June 1. Papers Read.
Memorial [read] relating to several debts in quarters [owing] from Regiments disbanded. [Referred] to Mr. Brydges to take care that these debts be satisfied and placed to the respective Regiments’ accounts.
Mr. Howe's report [read] upon Lieut. Gen. Ecklin's memorial relating to the offreckonings of his Regiment. To be considered when my Lord sees what the supplies of this year will be.
Mr. Howe's memorial [read] for repaying from Ireland the subsistence paid [to] Major General Evans's Regiment. Prepare a warrant.
Mr. Howe's memorial [read] for clothing of the Invalids at Greenwich. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts]. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 126.
June 2.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall
Present: Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans in the Exchequer on the Land Tax: viz.
£
for half a year to the Yard at Woolwich to 1713 Lady day 9,450
for a quarter's flag pay to the Duke of Leeds to Lady day last 225
£9,675
[Write to] Sir Christopher Wren to give orders about emptying the Bog houses at Windsor Castle. His report about an infirmary for the soldiers in the Savoy [is ordered] to be laid before my Lord Treasurer when [he, Wren, is] next at the Treasury. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 221.
June 4. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works, praying that the Auditors may be directed to allow the extraordinary charge of a privy seal. [Referred] to the Auditors [o Imprests]. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 126.
June 8.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] called in. His memorial is read. [My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of loans in the Exchequer:
£
on the head of Wages.
for paying off her Majesty's ship Dover, ordered to be laid up 17,485
for paying men discharged out of guard ships 15,000
£32,485
The Paymaster of the Forces Abroad is called in. Upon considering his memorials my Lord orders the issue of 26,795l. 1s. 0½d. in further part of 57,877l. 11s. 6½d. for arrears to Half Pay Officers to Xmas 1713: making 53,589l. 2s. 1d. paid in part thereof.
Mr. Meryll [is] called in. Mr. Howe's memorial is read. Thereupon my Lord ordered issues as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 386,427l. 17s. 10d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1714.
for bounty to Officers who lost their limbs in the last war 813 1 8
in part of 19,308l. 10s. 0d. for the Regiments of Handasyde and Alexander in the West Indies anno 1714.
for 94 days’ subsistence May 23 last to Aug. 24 next to Handasyde's Regiment, which is ordered to be reduced 1,933 2 4
for 14 days’ subsistence [as bounty] and 3s. each man for his sword 100 11 4
in part of 20,170l. 1s. 6d. for the Independent Companies in the Plantations anno 1714.
for 33 days’ subsistence May 23 last to June 24 inst. for the four Companies at New York 437 9 9
in further part of 57,877l. 11s. 6½d. for arrears of Half Pay Officers at Xmas. 1713.
to complete their half pay from Xmas 1712 to 24 June 1713 2,588 6 6
£5,872 11 7
[Write a] letter to Mr. Brydges [asking him] to certify the state of the regimental account of Lepell's late Regiment.
[Write a] letter to Mr. Borrett to pass the Commission for appointing ports in Scotland from which Naval stores may be exported and for appointing Naval officers there [under 12 Anne, c. 9]. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 222.
June 8. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from [Quartermaster] Collin Ennis et al. belonging to Major General Pepper's Regiment, [praying] for subsistence while prisoners in France. Let the petitioners attend Mr. Brydges with these petitions so as he may take care right be done them in case he shall find them injured by the persons named therein. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 127.
June 9.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall
Present: Lord Treasurer.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of her Majesty's Civil List money: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Scobell for tin 2,300 0 0
to the Cofferer, 400l. and 800l. for the purveyors 1,200 0 0
to the Privy Purse, weekly sum 500 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Wise 75 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber in further part of Michaelmas quarter 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas for Col. Baggott 100 0 0
to ditto for Mrs. Elstob 100 0 0
to ditto for Lady Duffus 50 0 0
to ditto for the Earl of Dunbarton 100 0 0
to ditto for the Earl of Jersey 75 0 0
to ditto for Mrs. Battle 25 0 0
to ditto for Susanna Woodward 15 0 0
to ditto for Mrs. Rebecca Forster 7 10 0
to ditto for Mary Brinknall 15 0 0
to ditto for Rachell Mansell and two sisters 30 0 0
to ditto for Anne Whittle 10 0 0
to ditto towards 6,430l. 10s. 1½d. resting to clear [the late Prince of Denmark's] servants to Lady day 472 10 0
to ditto in part of 5,000l. for poor French ministers 1,500 0 0
to Lord Forfar to complete 1,400l. bounty 1,000 0 0
to the Earl of Clarendon for equipage and [a quarter's ordinary in] advance 955 0 0
to Mr. Portman for the Ring in Hyde Park 156 13 0
£10,686 13 0
ordered the 10th June for the Speaker of the House of Commons on his allowance of 5l. a day 505 0 0
£11,191 13 0
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 223.
June 11. Papers Read.
Memorial [read] from several Officers of the late Regiments of Lord Mark Kerr and Brigadier Hans Hamilton for the charge of transporting the Recruiting Officers from Spain. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
Petition [read] from the clothiers of her Majesty's Forces praying payment &c. [Referred] ut supra.
Memorial [read] from Major General Evans for the difference of subsistence between the English and the Irish Establishment. [Referred] ut supra.
Memorial [read] from Charles Chambers, Agent to General Wills's Regiment, for 5,000l. on account of arrears. [Referred] to Sir Roger Mostyn.
Petition [read] from Matthew Dubien praying that his accounts of dry forage provided for the Forces in English pay upon the Meuse in 1711 and 1712 may be settled. [Referred] to Mr. Brydges. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 128.
June 14. Papers Read.
Memorial [read] from the Officers of the several Marine Regiments that served in Spain under the command of the Earl of Peterborough, praying for mule–money. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts]. Ibid., p. 129.
June 15.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Sir Roger Mostyn [is] called in. His memorial for money for disbanding about 100 Marines at Greenwich and Deptford [is read]. My Lord orders for that service a sum of 3,000l. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 224.
June 16.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Sir Christopher Wren is called in. His memorials are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are endorsed thereon].
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] called in. His memorial is read. [Thereupon my Lord] ordered [as follows]:
£
for the Course of the Navy 15,000
for bills of exchange 5,000
£20,000
Ibid., p. 225.
June 16. Papers Read.
Report [read] from the Office of Works upon the petition of John Anstis, Esq., touching the repair of Garter Tower at Windsor. The Civil List will not bear so great an expense. Mr. Anstis to consider and propose a less chargeable method. Mr. Anstis’ proposal read 25 June 1714. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 129.
June 18.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Commissioners for bringing in Arrears of Taxes [are] called in and also Sir Samuel Ungley in behalf of the sureties of Mr. Andrews, late Receiver General of Co. Warwick, with Mr. Palmes one of them. A petition is read praying allowance of about 800l. [which has been] reported reasonable for [the said Andrews's] extraordinary charges in bringing up [to London] the money of that receipt. My Lord orders it to be reconsidered by the said Commissioners.
The certificates presented by the Taxes Commissioners of the payments into the Exchequer on the several Taxes and Duties under their inspection are read, with several of their reports on the petition of particular Receivers or their sureties; and minutes are taken thereupon.
Mr. Denham [is] called in. The draft of a letter to the Commissioners relating to a proposal made by him for discovering and recovering some of the effects of Morgan Whitley is agreed to.
Mr. Moore's memorial is read in relation to his demand for stoppages for the Officers of the Troops abroad who are here by leave or otherwise. [My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of money in the Exchequer of loans on Land Tax anno 1714:
£ s. d.
in part of 14,162l. 9s. 0d.
on account for Officers of Troops in the Low Countries to 24 June next 7,081 4 6
ditto; a moiety in Minorca to the same time 3,241 18
ditto; a moiety in Gibraltar to the same time 2,005 15
£12,328 18 10
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of the money for her Majesty's Civil Government: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Scobell for tin: for two weeks 4,600 0 0
to the Cofferer, for two weeks on 400l. and 800l. per week for purveyors 2,400 0 0
to the Privy Purse, for two weeks 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber to clear the quarter to Michaelmas and to clear the [Chamber] Messengers’ bills to Xmas last 2,067 17
to Mr. Whitworth for equipage and [one quarter's ordinary in] advance 1,910 0 0
to Mr. Mackensie 612 0 0
to the Earl of Peterborough [for] extraordinaries 600 0 0
to Mr. Burch, Secretary at Madrid 364 0 0
to Mr. Smethin, [the Queen's] goldsmith, in further part of 3,920l. for plate 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Borret for law charges 500 0 0
to the Clerks of the Council 1,050 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas for several persons named in a particular letter 1,500 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe on account 1,000 0 0
£18,603 17
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 226.
June 18 Papers Read.
Petition [read] from [George] French and [Richard] Oglethorp [witnesses from Antigua] for a further allowance, their warrant being determined. [Referred] to Mr. Borrett. [His] report read 12 July 1714. The 10s. a week may be continued.
Memorial [read] from Major General Hill in behalf of the Officers of his Regiment for the repayment of 268l. 6s. 3d. expended by them for the marches of that Regiment between their landing from Canada and their imbarcation to Dunkirk. [My Lord directs payment thereof]out of the [South Sea] dividend in Mr. Brydges’ hands on South Sea Stock [standing in his name for the use of the public].
Memorial [read] from Mr. [William] Smith, Paymaster to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for 1,012l., being for their travelling charges for the year 1713. Prepare a warrant.
Memorial read on behalf of the widow of Brigadier Durel for the [allowance of his] pay of [as] Colonel from his death in Nov. 1712 to 23 June 1713, the date of Brigadier Hamilton's commission, who succeeded him in the command of the Regiment. Referred to the Secretary at War.
Report read from the Taxes Commissioners upon Mr. Gerard's petition for compounding without the Newells. The Session is too far spent for any application to be made now [to Parliament for permission to compound].
Mr. Hewett's report read on Lord Byron's memorial for 500 trees in Sherwood Forest. If Mr. Hewett be in town write to him to attend my Lord Treasurer about this. The report returned to be reconsidered.
Letter read from Lord Bolingbroke about sending a person to inspect the Southern Islands and Colonies in America [viz., Jamaica, Barbados, &c.]. [Referred] to the Council of Trade to prepare the draft of a Commission and Instructions.
Petition read from William Palmer, Esq., Richard Benson and Fisher Holyoak, gent., sureties for John Andrews, Receiver General for Co. Warwick, praying an order for 840l. 12s. 2d. (being part of 887l. 17s. 7¼d. reported by the Agents [for Taxes] as reasonable to be allowed him for [bringing up his moneys to London under the protection of] strong guards) to clear [his account] of the Land Tax. Referred to the Taxes Commissioners to report how this may be paid.
Report [read] from the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of Francis Manaton, Esq., Receiver General for Co. Cornwall, praying stay of process. Agreed. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 130–1.
June 21.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Earl of Mar and Earl of Findlater are called in with Sir David Dalrymple. Sir David opens the matter relating to the Equivalent and prays it may be recommended to the Parliament to make some provision for their debts. Their memorial is read and a paper of Observations thereupon: which paper my Lord Treasurer delivers to them to consider of and desires them to come again next Wednesday.
Several papers are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are endorsed thereon]. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 227.
June 21. Papers Read.
Lord Halifax's report [read] on the memorial of the Bank of England relating to the deficiency of their fund. [My Lord will] see first what the Parliament shall do in relation to the unappropriated moneys.
The memorial of the Secretary at War [read] relating to the demands of the Magistrates of Dunkirk for fire, candle, bedding and for damages. Look out the memorial referred to and let directions go [to the Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to pay these demands out of [Army] Contingencies. Register of Papers Read I, p. 132.
June 22.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Hewet, Surveyor General, Trent North, [is called in]. His report is read on a memorial of Lord Byron for 500 trees out of Sherwood Forest. My Lord directs him to reconsider his report and be more particular as to the nature and value of the trees.
Mr. Merryll [is] called in. His memorial is read relating to the Guards and Garrisons. [My Lord] ordered thereupon 17,653l. 17s. 0d. out of loans in the Exchequer on Land Tax [anno 1714], for subsistence to the Guards and Garrisons in Great Britain to July 22 next.
On a memorial of Mr. Moore my Lord ordered out of loans on Land Tax 1,000l. for Lord North and Grey's Regiment, to be placed to the head of clearings to the said Regiment anno 1714; the same being to enable the Officers to clear a charge set upon them by Mr. Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 228.
June 22. Papers Read.
The report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands [is read] upon Sir Robert Eden's petition for a lease. Agreed.
Same from same [read] on the petition of Mary Packer for a new lease. Agreed.
Mr. Howe's report [read] on the petition of Major General Trelawney, ut supra, p. 30. [Referred] to the Secretary at War.
Report [read] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the memorial of M[ajor] G[eneral] Kellum, Col. Backwell and the Marquess of Harwich for the difference of subsistence of their Regiments between English and Irish pay. [Referred] to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Petition [read] from Col. Rookwood, Captain of one of the Independent Companies to be formed out of Col. Handasyd's Regiment at Jamaica, for 150l. to be paid him in advance to enable him to go upon that service. [Referred] to the Secretary at War. His report read 22 July 1714. Mr. How to make the demand [for this money].
The report [read] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the petition of Mr. Thurston that he may be permitted to pay back to the Paymaster General money which he has in his hands belonging to Major Lloyd, late Commander of Newfoundland. [Referred] to Mr. Howe. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 133.
June 23. Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Customs Commissioners [are] called in. Their presentments and reports are read and minutes [are] taken thereon [and are endorsed thereon].
[My Lord] ordered [issues] as follows out of her Majesty's Civil List money in the Exchequer: viz.
£
to Mr. Scobell for tin 2,300
to the Cofferer, 400l. and 800l. for purveyors 1,200
to the Privy Purse 500
to the Judges et al. for last Trinity term 4,200
to the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Wise 75
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe 1,000
to Mr. Nicholas for [royal] bounty to several persons 215
£9,490
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 229.
June 25. Papers Read.
Report [read] from the Office of Works [on the estimate] for the fence to be made about the new ground in Windsor House Park. Write [to the Board of Works] to know at what rates the iron works are computed and then my Lord Treasurer will lay the estimate before her Majesty.
Letter [read] from Secretary Bromley about reducing the number and annual expense of the Commissioners of Equivalent, pursuant to the Address of the Commons. To be sent to Lord Mar.
Letters read from Secretary Bromley with copies of the Address about the lands vested in Trustees for the fortifications at Portsmouth and Chatham. Some of the Commissioners of the Navy and Commissioners of Victualling [are] to attend next Tuesday with the Board of Ordnance and the Attorney and Solicitor General. June 29: [The Board of] Ordnance to send summons to the Commissioners [for this enquiry] to meet and to consider how, when and in what matter they will open their Commission and proceed thereupon. Mr. Hughes, who acted as Secretary before [to the last Commission of Inquiry as to said lands, is] to take care of these directions.
Sir Nathaniel Lloyd's report concerning the ship Catherine of Rotterdam; read 28 June. The persons concerned may have a copy. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 134.
June 28. Papers Read.
Memorandum read from the Bishop of Sarum touching his being taxed [to the Land Tax] as Chancellor of the Garter. [Referred] to Mr. Borrett to state [the case] with his opinion.
Memorial [read] in behalf of the Regiments commanded by General Ross, M[ajor] G[eneral] Evans and Col. Kerr and M[ajor] G[eneral] Sibourg relating to the difference of English and Irish subsistence. [Referred] to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
Petition [read] from Col. Vetch relating to bills drawn by him and Mr. Borland for the support of the Garrison of Annapolis Royal, together with [a statement of] his case. [Referred] to Mr. Howe.
Mr. Wilcox's memorial [read] relating to trees felled in Holt Forest. [Referred] to the Attorney General.
A list [read] of Irish Roman Catholic Officers who served the Queen in the late wars, who are willing to go to Spain, and another list of such of them as left the Enemy's service; praying to be recommended to several Princes, with such bounty as the Parliament has provided for them. The Secretary at War to report what sum is granted and how the same may best be distributed so as they may be hastened away. Ibid., p. 135.