Minute Book
July 1714

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'Minute Book: July 1714', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. 60-71. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86135 Date accessed: 20 November 2014.


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July 1714

July 2.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Cæsar [the Treasurer of the Navy is] called in. His memorial is read. [Thereupon my Lord] ordered 17,000l. to him out of loans in the Exchequer; on the head of Wages and to be for half pay to the Officers of the Fleet for the year 1713 and to be reckoned as part of 300,000l. granted for satisfying the debt due for seamen's wages and to the Yards and for the debt due to the Marines; this sum [of 17,000l.] (though not voted) having been supplied in that year.
Mr. Moor [is] called in and his memorial is read for the remainder of the stoppages for the Officers of the Troops Abroad who are here by leave. The money [he demands is] ordered: viz.
£ s. d.
for Officers of Troops in the Low Countries to June 24 last 7,081 4 6
for ditto in Minorca to same time 3,241 18
for ditto in Gibraltar to same time 2,005 15
£12,328 18 10
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 230.
July 2. Papers Read.
Mr. Gwyn's report [is read] upon the memorial of Henry Watkins praying an allowance for examining and inspecting the demands made on account of the extraordinaries of the war in the Low Countries.My Lord to be informed out of what [money] the reward for this service may properly issue.
Letter [read] from the Commissioners for Disbanding Marines, recommending Mr. Richard Carter for an allowance of 12s. a day for his service in attending that Commission &c. [Referred] to Sir Roger Mostyn to consider and report.
Letter [read] from the Excise Commissioners to the executors of Sir Charles Duncombe desiring them forthwith to pay in 424l. 17s. 11½d. set in super upon him in the Excise Accounts when he was Cashier of Excise. [Write] to the Commissioners of Excise to know whether there be anything particular in this case.
Auditor Harley's report [is read] on the New England bills. Copies of the report to be sent to the Boards of Ordnance, Navy and Victualling that they may consider it and be prepared to give their opinion when they attend my Lord upon it. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 136.
July 12.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Mr. Studholme [is] called in. My Lord tells him this is the proper time for repairing the roads between London and Windsor and that her Majesty will be going thither very shortly and that he must take care the persons liable thereunto do immediately repair the same.
Mr. Borret to go on with the prosecution against the inhabitants of Brentford and places thereabouts for not repairing.
Mr. Brydges to attend to–morrow.
On a memorial from the Treasurer of the Navy my Lord ordered [the issue of] 5,000l. to said Treasurer on the head of Victualling: as in part of a demand for 12,754l. 18s.5d. for bills of exchange drawn on the Victualling Commissioners to preserve their credit abroad.Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 231.
July 12. Papers Read.
Petition [read] from John Harrison, Chaplain to the Garrison of Annapolis Royal, praying payment of 120l. due to him. [Referred]to Mr. How.
Memorial from Lady Frechville about a grant of Pall Mall Field.Read.
Representation [read] from Henry Flower.
Letter signed E. F. and F. G. [is read. Referred] to the Secretary at War.
Report [read] from the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] on the petition of Richard Yeoward for a lease of lands in Hooton, Co. Yorks. Agreed.
Report [read] from same on the petition of John Anstis, Esq., relating to the renewing and taking leases of some estates in the Duchy of Cornwall. Agreed.
Report [read] from same on the petition of Phil. Hooper for a lease of a messuage in the Castle Close of Exeter. Agreed.
Report [read] from same on the petition of William Downe for a new lease of lands in Hamp Moon, parcel of the manor of Ryme, Co. Dorset, and Duchy of Cornwall. Agreed.
Report [read] from same on the petition of Tho. Walter, clerk, for a new lease of Laverton Farm in Co. Somerset. Agreed.
Report [read] from same on the petition of William Carnaby for a new lease of two fulling mills in Co. Northumberland. Agreed.
Capt. Studholm's estimate [read] for repairing Fulham Road at nine inches thick for 819l. 12s. 0d. [Referred] to the Officers of Works to examine and report.
Capt. Studholm's estimate [read] for gravelling the road between the House Park wall and the Thames at Windsor for 411l. 2s. 0d. [Referred] to same to examine and report.
Report [read] from the Officers of the Works on the petition of Robert Tailer for 38l. 9s. 6d. for repairing and looking after Datchet Bridge; [the report] allowing 31l. 4s. 0d. [for same]. Agreed.
The report [read] from Mr. Manley [late Surveyor General of Crown Lands] on the petition of Benjamin Purchase for a new lease of a house and two garths and other small parcels of lands in the Bishopric of Durham, forfeited by the attainder of Robert Hinck for felony. [Referred] to the present Surveyor General [of Crown Lands].
The report from Mr. Travers [a former Surveyor General of Crown Lands is read] on the petition of Geo. Meggot, Esq., for a new lease of Angel Yard and Murrell's Yard in the parish of St. Martin's. [Referred] ut supra.
The like [report is read] on the petition of Richard Kentish for a new lease of a piece of ground in St. Giles's. [Referred] ut supra.
The like [report is read] on the petition of William Wallis for a new lease of a piece of ground near Swallow Street. [Referred] ut supra.
The like [report is read] on the petition of John Chamberlain for a new lease, for a building term, of the Round Rundles and Swallow Field in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields. [Referred] ut supra.
The like [report is read] on the petition of Samuel Clarke for a new lease of several tenements in Jermyn Street and Market Street in St. James's &c. [Referred] ut supra.
The like [report is read] on the petition of Thomas Boughton for a new lease of the manor of Kings Cliffe &c. [Referred] ut supra. Register of Papers Read I, pp. 137–9.
July 13. Present. Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Mr. Brydges, Mr. Merryll and the Secretary at War [are] called in, also Sir Roger Mostyn. My Lord acquaints them with the Address made by the House of Commons relating to the stating the debts of the Army in order to the laying the same before said House at their next Session and direcets them to take notice thereof and to prepare the same as it stands in their respective Offices and as soon as they have finished the same to present them to his Lordship for his perusal.
Mr. Moor presents a memorial for [money for] 61 days' subsistence to her Majesty's Forces in Flanders and at Dunkirk to Aug. 24 next inclusive, for three months' pay of the General and Staff Officers upon the Establishment of the Low Countries ending 24 June last and for the pay of the Governor and staff of Dunkirk for the same time: and also for the pay of the General and Staff Officers serving with the Forces in Flanders and in the Garrison of Dunkirk from 25 June 1714 to 24 August next according to the Establishment; amounting in all to 17,590l. 8s. 6d. as by the said memorial.
Likewise another memorial amounting to 7,138l. 17s. 2d. for 61 days' subsistence to the Garrison and Troops at Minorca to 24 Aug. 1714 and for the pay of the Governor and Staff Officers of the island for the same and for contingencies. The said sum is ordered accordingly.
Likewise another memorial for 4,533l. 13s. 11½d. for the Forces and Garrison at Gibraltar for the same time: [which my Lord Treasurer orders] in like manner: the above three sums making together 29,262l. 19s. 7½d.
Mr. Merryll presents a memorial in behalf of the Guards and Garrisons; which is considered and money directed thereupon for the uses following: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 19,308l. 10s. 0d. for the Regiments of Handasyde and Alexander in the West Indies for the year 1714.
for 61 days' subsistence for Col. Alexander's Regiment from 23 May last to July 22 inst. 1,254 6 3
in part of 20,170l. 1s. 6d. for the Independent Companies in the Plantations for the year 1714.
for 28 days' subsistence for the four Companies at New York from 25 June to 22 July inst. 371 4 0
in part of 386,427l. 17s. 10d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1714.
for 91 days' pay March 26 to 24 June 1714 to the Captain General and several General and Staff Officers 3,537 3
on account of Contingencies, for one quarter's allowance to the officers of the Secretary at War and of the Comptrollers of Army Accounts for the same time 588 15 0
on the same account, to satisfy several warrants signed by her Majesty 1,087 16 7
on the same account, to satisfy her Majesty's warrant of bounty to Cornet Henry Gordon for the loss of his leg 85 3 4
to complete 31,766l. 18s. 5¾d. applied out of the money of the year 1713 to the service of the present year [and is] to satisfy the services of the said year 1713, the particulars whereof are mentioned on the back of the said memorial 16,939 16
total to Mr. Howe for Guards and Garrisons £23,864 8 8
Treasury Minute Book XX, pp. 232–3.
July 14. Papers Read.
The Attorney General's report [read] on the petition of James Johnstone, Esq., relating to Sir Roger Strickland's estate. General Cholmondeley's memorial and caveat are read. The petitioner may have a copy of the report. Mr. Johnstone's letter [read] 16 July desiring a copy of Mr. Ch[olmondeley's] memorial. Mr. Johnstone may have a copy as desired.
Report [read] from the Postmaster General on the petition of Capt. Jobson praying payment. Agreed: a warrant to be prepared for the balance.
Letter [read] from Tho. Willmot and Tho. Thwaites setting forth their services in relation to a clause passed this last Session of Parliament [13 Anne, c. 18, cl. 15] for preventing fraudulent exportations of calicoes &c. To be recommended to be employed in that business [as] desired in case they [the Customs Commissioners] have no objections.
Memorial [read] from John Rayner, Esq., praying to be [appointed] Comptroller of the present Lottery [13 Anne, c. 18]. To be considered when those offices come to be settled.
Petition [read] from Col. Ulick Browne to her Majesty praying her Majesty to recommend a Bill to be brought into Parliament for his relief. [Referred] to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
The Lord Lieutenant's report [read] on the petition of Charles Deering, Esq., for changing two lives in the patent [of grant of the office] of Auditor of Imprests in Ireland. To be laid before the Queen.
Petition [read] from Tho. Herbert setting forth that he was useful in matters relating to the Duty on soap. Rec[ommended] to the Customs Commissioners. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 139–40.
July 16.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present. Lord Treasurer.
Mr. Cæsar [Treasurer of the Navy is] called in. On his memorial my Lord ordered 22,177l. for two quarters to Chatham and Sheerness Yards to Lady day 1713, whereof 8,270l. to be placed on the head of Ordinary and 13,907l. on the head of Wear and Tear.
[My Lord] ordered [issues as follows] out of Civil List money, being for two weeks ending the 13th inst. “according to two papers received from his Lordship”:
£ s. d.
to the Cofferer of the Household on 400l. and 800l. per week for purveyors 2,400 0 0
to ditto more to complete 3,066l. to pay the Duties for wines bought for the service of the Household 1,000 0 0
to ditto in part of wages and board wages for 1713 Xmas quarter 3,000 0 0
for the Privy Purse, two weeks 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Scobel for buying tin, two weeks 4,600 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas to satisfy divers bounty warrants and towards clearing the allowances to the late Prince of Denmark's servants to Lady day 1714; for two weeks on a sum of 1,500l. per week 3,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Robes 2,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works, two weeks for Mr. Wise 150 0 0
to the Ladies of the Bedchamber for last Midsummer quarter 3,700 0 0
to the Vice Chamberlain for the same quarter 150 0 0
on a memorial of Lord Delawar for the travelling charges [of Messengers of the Chamber and the servants] for last year, payable in his Office of Treasurer of the Chamber according to an account thereof signed by his Lordship 2,776 5 3
to the Paymaster of the Band of Pensioners for the travelling charges of that Band in the last year according to the Certificates signed by the Lord Chamberlain and the late Captain of the said Band 1,012 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to complete 2,726l. 10s. 0d., being the estimate of the charge of the furniture [now] providing for Windsor Castle 726 10 0
to the Earl of Strafford for a quarter to June 24 last on his ordinary 1,300 0 0
to Mr. Worsley for ordinary and extraordinary as Envoy in Portugal 605 0 0
to Mr. Smethin [the Queen's goldsmith] in further part of 3,920l. for plate 500 0 0
to the Duke of Buckingham for one third of 5,000l. (the rest paid in tin tallies) 1,666 13 4
to Hatton Compton, Esq., for one third of 1,500l. (the remainder of 3,000l. bounty to the late Bishop of London), [being 500l.] in money and 1,000l. in tin tallies 500 0 0
to Mr. Arthur on a warrant in his name for money expended 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Tucker for half a year's salary 80 0 0
to Baron Scrope for a quarter 250 0 0
to Mr. Borret for half a year 250 0 0
to the Queen's Remembrancer and Clerk of the Pipe in Scotland, each 25l. 50 0 0
for the surplus of the Sheriffs' accounts of Wilts, Surrey, Gloucester, Essex, and Hunts. 542 12
£32,259 1
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 234.
July 16. Papers Read.
Mr. Brydges' memorial [read] for payments of offreckonings [amounting to] 81,631l. Prepare a warrant for this.
His memorial [read] for 5,000l. for Major General Pepper for extraordinary services in Spain. The 300,000l. being appropriated for the payment of debts it cannot be applied to this demand, which is only a bounty or gratuity.
His memorial [read] for 25,000l. on account of clearings. Mr. Brydges to put in another memorial expressing the particulars.
Letter [read] from Mr. Gwyn for two sets of Acts of Parliament for the use of the War Office. Agreed.
Report [read] from the Office of Works on the memorial of the Duke of Montage for permission to have windows through Greenwich Park wall. Prepare a warrant.
Letter from, Mr. Johnstone (struck through). Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 141.
July 17. Papers Read.
Sir Roger Mostyn's memorial to my Lord Treasurer [is read] for a warrant for his salary according to the first Establishment of the Marines. [To be] laid before the Queen. The Queen directs that Sir Roger shall have the same salary as Whitfield had, but (as to the commencement) they must not be paid both for the same time: and that this salary shall continue till the Disbandment: and as to his service after that the Queen will allow a quantum meruit. Ibid., p. 141.
July 19.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
The Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] comes in. Several of his reports are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 235.
July 19. Papers Read.
Memorial [read] from Sir William Hope for three years' arrears of his pay as Lieut. Colonel. Send [this] to Mr. Merrill for a state of his case.
Memorial [read] from Capt. Mark Lynch for a reward of his service in discovering a Design for burning the English Navy after the Peace of Ryswick. There appears nothing in the Treasury as to his service.
Letter [read] from Secretary Bromley enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter from Lord Strafford about continuing to Mr. Vanderpoel, junr., Postmaster at the Brill, the pension his father had. [Referred] to the Postmasters General.
Petition [read] from Col. Culliford relating to 100l. arrears of [due to] Capt. Webster. [Referred] to the Auditors [of Imprests] to know whether this warrant be not satisfied.
An account [read] of what is due to the Earl of Stair for his pay as General Officer, signed by Mr. Sloper.The Secretary at War to report the provision made for these demands or any part thereof.
Letter from Mr. Smythe, Paymaster of the Band of Pensioners, for leave to surrender his place to Mr. Edward Corbet. Let a memorial be prepared to be laid before the Queen.
The report from the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands is read] on the petition of Mary Scotten relating to the upper part of a house in the Savoy. Referred to Mr. Burton to be informed of the premises with his opinion what is fit to be done thereupon.
Report [read] from same on the petition of Tho. Jennings for a lease of a house called the Boot in the Savoy. The tenant to repair and the Surveyor General to reconsider.
Report [read] from same on the petition of John Hickes for a reversionary lease of the Castle Ditches at Exeter. Agreed.
Case [read] concerning the renewal of leases in the Bailiwick of St. James's. [Referred] to the Attorney General. 21 July: Case [again read] with the Attorney General's opinion. To be renewed in the renewing of leases accordingly. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 142–3.
July 20. Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Secretary at War and Mr. Moore [are] called in. My Lord signs the Establishments for Guards and Garrisons; for Port Mahon, and Gibraltar; for the Forces in Flanders and the West Indies.
A memorial Mr. Moore is read for 64,577l. 8s. 0d. for six months' half pay, to wit from 25 Dec. 1713 to 24 June 1714. My Lord orders 25,000l. upon account thereof.
The Treasurer of the Navy [is] called in. His memorial is read. [Thereupon my Lord] ordered 15,000l. for carrying on the New Course of the Navy. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 236.
July 20. Papers Read.
Memorial read from Sir G. Webb for two years' liveries for Drummers &c. for the Queen's Own Regiment of Foot under his command. [Referred] to the Secretary at War.
Letter read from the Duke of Ormonde about Mr. Walef. The Queen will order his pension to be paid.
Letter read from same about Brigadier Preston with his memorial relating to 500l. advanced him when he went to his Government of Newport [Nieuport]. Send to Mr. Brydges for a state of this matter.
Mr. Brydges' memorial [read] about the offreckonings of the Regiments taken prisoners at Brihuega; also the report from the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] upon the clothiers' petition. [Referred]to the said Comptrollers to examine whether this clothing was delivered and distributed to the men. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 144.
July 21.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Send a] letter to Mr. Burchet to certify what was the last Establishment of allowances to Mr. Whitfeild as Paymaster of the Marines.
The Customs Commissioners [are] called in. Their presentments and reports [are] read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon].
Mr. Merryll [is] called in. [On his reading his memorial my Lord] ordered [as follows for the service of the Guards and Garrisons]: viz.
£ s. d.
for 33 days' subsistence from July 23 inst. to Aug. 24 next for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain 20,362 15 8
for the like subsistence for the Garrisons in North Britain 266 15 0
on account of the pay of the 12 Companies of Invalids to subsist them from the 25th of June last 1,200 0 0
£21,829 10
Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 237.
July 23.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall,
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Lord Halifax [the Auditor of the Receipt], the Attorney General and the Solicitor General come in. Mr Edward Noell, in behalf of the assignees of the Commissioners of Bankruptcy against John and Thomas Price, is called in with his Counsel praying my Lord Treasurer's warrant for paying them several Bankers' Assignments or annuities which the said Prices were possessed of at the time they became bankrupts. Several reports from the Auditor of the Receipt and from the Attorney General are read. And Sir James Mountague being heard for the petitioners, and the Attorney General adhering to his opinion contained in his report above mentioned and the
Solicitor General declaring himself to be of the same opinion, my Lord Treasurer leaves the petitioners to plead to the inquisition as they [the Attorney and Solicitor General] advise.
Mr. Moore's Deputy [is] called in. A proposal of Sir John Lambert dated the 19th inst. is taken into consideration and agreed unto as follows, viz. to give his bills for the sum that shall be necessary for service of her Majesty's Garrisons at Minorca and Gibraltar for six months, to wit for any sum not exceeding 30,000l. payable in Port Mahon at eight days after sight at 54½ pence sterling per piece of Eight; and for any sum not exceeding 20,000l. payable at Gibraltar at 15 days' sight at 53½ pence sterling per piece of Eight: to be paid [in those places] in gold or silver at the current rate [on the place]: and the value to be repaid to said Lambert in [ready] money upon [his] delivery of his bills.
[My Lord orders] 1,500l. to Mr. Nicholas towards satisfying several warrants directed to be paid by him. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 238.
July 23. Papers Read.
Report [read] from the Office of Works on Capt. Studholm's estimate for repairing the road round Windsor House Park. [My Lord orders him] to proceed on the work.
Same from same [read] on [Studholme's] estimate for gravelling the Queen's Road to Fulham. Mr. Studholme says 'tis too late to undertake this year.
The Attorney General's report [is read] upon Mr. Lovibond's representation [as Surveyor General to the late Queen Dowager, concerning his expense in making copies of surveys for his office].The schedule to be produced to my Lord Treasurer: and Mr. Borret to move the Court of Exchequer that these muniments may be delivered over to the respective Auditors.
The Attorney General's report [is read] of the petition of Edward Noel and John Perry, assignees of the commission of bankrupt against Thomas and Samuel Price, concerning annuities payable at the Exchequer, together with Lord Halifax's certificate. Sir James Mountague heard on the petition's behalf: vide Minute Book.
Letter [read] from Mr. Fleetwood, Consul at Naples, about his disbursements on account of English seamen; with an account enclosed [missing]. [Referred] to Commissioners for Sick and Wounded.
The report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [is read] on the memorial of M[ajor] G[eneral] Kellum, Col. Backwell and the Marquess of Harwich touching six supernumerary men per Troop in their Regiments more than are allowed on the Establishment of Ireland.The Secretary at War to prepare a warrant. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 145–6.
July 26.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present. Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Several papers are read and minutes [are] taken thereupon [and are endorsed thereon].
The Commissioners for the Equivalent [are] called in. Their memorial is read praying my Lord to direct 30,000l. of the money due for a growing Equivalent, out of the Excise, to be applied to satisfy half a year's interest on the debentures directed to be made out for debts in Scotland from Midsummer 1714 and for salary to the Commissioners of Equivalent. Mr. Lowndes and some of the Commissioners are to state the case upon the Act of Parliament [13 Anne, c. 12], for the Attorney General's opinion thereon.
Mr. Knight [is] called in. He presents a memorial from Sir James Bateman, Sub Governor of the South Sea Company, for the last half year's interest due to them: which being considered my Lord Treasurer orders the same in manner following, that is to say so much as the quarter ended at Lady day 1714 amounts to out of the South Sea Stock then and still remaining in his [the Navy Treasurer's] hands and so much as is due for the quarter ended at Midsummer last out of loans to be now made by the Treasurer of the Navy upon the Malt Duties granted [by 13 Anne, c. 2] for the service of this year.
[My Lord directed the issue of] 1,500l. to Mr. Nicholas for [satisfying] several warrants [for grants of royal bounty]. Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 239.
July 27.
Treasury Chambers Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[The draft of a] letter to Mr. Nicholas to pay the Earl of Seafield and Findlater 750l. for 1713 Michaelmas quarter on his pension of 3,000l. a year is read and approved. [Likewise] another letter [to same] to pay 750l. more to said Earl for three quarters on 1,000l. per an. to Midsummer last.
My Lord having directed on the 23rd inst. half a year's interest to the South Sea Company [whereof] the quarter to Lady day last [was to be paid in South Sea Stock] and the other quarter in tallies on Malt, my Lord thinks it reasonable that (in regard they should have been paid at Lady day last that quarter that's now ordered in South Sea Stock), they should be allowed the dividend due at Midsummer last as they would have been in case it had been then directed to be paid. My Lord thereupon orders the warrant to be drawn accordingly.
[My Lord] ordered 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance out of Lottery money in the Exchequer, half thereof for land service of the Office of Ordnance and half for sea service thereof.
Mr. Lockhart's letter of the 14th inst. is read in behalf of Mr. George Montgomery for some employment. My Lord directs a recommendation of him to the Stamps Commissioners.
Mr. Crookshank's memorial is read for an additional salary and the recommendation of him from the Customs Commissioners in Scotland, “but it being general my Lord refers it back to the said Commissioners to report as to the quantum [of the additional salary which they recommend].”
[Write a] letter to Mr. Nicholas to pay the following sums out of money imprested to him, upon warrants signed on this behalf, viz. 800l. to Giles Brianson; 600l. to Thomas Amias; 382l. to Robert Bryan and 63l. 4s. 6d. to Robert Perrit: making 1,845l. 4s. 6d. in all.
John King [is by my Lord Treasurer] ordered to be recommended to the Customs Commissioners for such vacancy as they find him qualified for.
[Write] another letter to Mr. Nicholas to pay the following sums out of money imprested to him upon warrants [respectively] in this behalf: viz. 1,000l. to Thomas Paterson: 300l. to John Bourne; 100l. to William Philips; 50l. each to Jos. Eyles, Hen. Bulstrode and James Gray. Ibid., p. 240.
July 27. Papers Read.
Representation read from the manufacturers of wool in or near Taunton concerning the lowering of [the coin tariff for Portuguese] Moidores (“ moyders ”). [Referred] to the Mint. [Their] report read 12 Aug. 1714.
Petition [read] of [Mathew] Lant [concerning a Navy bill for timber in 1711 assigned by John Dibble to Nicho Goodwin and by Goodwin to petitioner]. [Referred] to the Victualling [sic for Navy]Commissioners.
Sir Roger Mostyn's report [read] upon Col. Orfeur's petition about arms furnished for Lord Shannon's Regiment of Marines. [Write to] the Commissioners [for Disbandment] of Marines and to the executors of Mr. Whitfield or his deputy to certify their knowledge. Sept. 8: Certificates read from Mr. Lyn and Mr. Swift. Referred to the Commissioners of Disbanding to state this matter. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 146.
July 29.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: [attendance not stated].
The Chancellor of the Exchequer signifies the Queen's pleasure that the following sums should be forthwith issued out of the Civil List money in the Exchequer: viz.
£
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,200
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500
to the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Wise 75
to Mr. Scobell to pay for tin 2,300
to Mr. Drummond 696
£4,771
A letter [is] signed by Mr. Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt accordingly.Treasury Minute Book XX, p. 241.
MEMORANDUM:
His Grace, Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Lord Chamberlain of her Majesty's Household, was appointed by her Majesty to be Lord High Treasurer of Great Britain on 30 July 1714 at Kensington by delivery of the Staff, and was also constituted to be Treasurer of the Exchequer by letters patent bearing date the same day.Treasury Minute Book XXI, p. 1.
July 31.
Kensington.
Present: Lord Treasurer [Duke of Shrewsbury], Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir William Wyndham].
Ordered that Mr. Moore, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, do forthwith apply 2,000l. of the money in his hands to buy bills for the [or that] value to be received at Antwerp for bringing home seven Battalions; and if Mr. Deckar or any other will furnish there to Mr. Moore any [such] further sum as may be necessary for that service it is to be made good out of the remainder of the money now in Mr. Moore's hands.
A copy of this [order] signed [by] Wm. Lowndes [was] delivered to Mr. Moore at Kensington at two of the clock in the afternoon.
An order of Council dated 30 July for laying a general embargo on all shipping of Great Britain is this day underwritten to the Customs Commissioners here and a duplicate [in like] manner to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland; which is sent away by a particular messenger, to whom 20l. is ordered to be advanced. Ibid.