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April 1702

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'Minute Book: April 1702', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 23-28. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87351 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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April 1702

April 1,
Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Chancellor Boyle, Mr. Hill.
Write to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe] for an account to lay before the Queen of the funeral expenses for Charles II and Queen Mary and the Coronation expenses of Charles II, James II and William III; and an estimate of the charge of the funeral expenses of King William and of the Coronation of her Majesty Queen Anne.
My Lords will cause 1300l. to be paid to Mr. Richard Dalton for his fee farm rent upon the passing of the Act, pursuant to the Queen's pleasure signified by her Majesty.
[Order for] 2000l. for the Treasury Lords' salaries: to be paid in a little time out of the [Civil List] money grown due since March 8. Ibid p. 146.
April 8,
forenoon.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords read a] letter from the Navy Commissioners desiring 325l. to be appointed for the freight of Col. Dudley's goods to New England whither he is going Governor.
My Lords order 325l. to be issued out of this year's funds to the Navy Treasurer: to be applied to the head of Wear and Tear: out of which the Navy Commissioners are to apply so much as shall be sufficient for the freight of the said Colonel's goods and family to New England.
My Lords order 3650l. to the Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans on the Malt [Duty]: to be paid over to Capt. Atkinson and Mr. Roope on account for providing shipping and bedding for the 5000 landmen who are to accompany the Fleet.
Ordered that 9359l. 11s. 6d. is to be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh in accordance with Mr. Pauncefoot's memorial of yesterday's date: out of loans on Malt: whereof 7100l. is to be in part of the 352,000l.; and the remaining 2259l. 11s. 6d. is in part of the 700,000l. Ibid., p. 147.
April 9, forenoon.Present: Earl of Carlisle, Chancellor Boyle, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pelham.
The Victualling Commissioners are called in. My Lords desire them to go on immediately with the providing sea provisions for 600 men over and above the 10,000 [men] already ordered to be taken care of.
Col. Lloyd comes in: promises to provide the hay and pressing of it for the 420 horses [which are] to be put on board the Fleet [viz.] at 50s. a load; and oats at 14s. a quarter.
My Lords desire him to make these provisions as fast as he can and they will take care that he shall be paid: and he is desired to bring in his calculation of the charge as soon as may be.
Capt. Atkinson and Mr. Roope [are called in and are directed] to provide shipping for the 420 horse and their provisions for 3 months; and to take care that the said transports be very sound and serviceable ships and that the same be got ready in a much less time than the month "by you" proposed, the service being very pressing: and my Lords direct them to attend here to-morrow morning at 10 of the clock to speak with them upon the other articles in their estimate of the 3rd inst.
Order for 10,000l. to the Paymaster of the Ordnance out of loans on the Malt Act: to be as in part of 70973l. 13s. 9d. for land service in the Office of Ordnance. Treasury Minute Book XIII, p. 148.
April 10,
forenoon.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Chancellor Boyle, Mr. Hill.
[Write] to Mr. Shales to be here on Tuesday morning.
[Write to the Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to be here on Tuesday morning about settling the prices of saltpetre for the future, in the new Charter to be granted for uniting the East India trade. Ibid., p. 149.
April 14,
forenoon
Present: Earl of Carlisle, Sir Stephen Fox, Chancellor Boyle, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pelham.
Stop the process against Mr. Appreece and his estate till 24 June next; because he is raising money upon his estate towards the Queen's debt.
Direct the Agents [for Taxes] to take care that Mr. Mason be charged in execution.
Issue 1300l. to Mr. Roberts for Mr. Richard Dalton for his fee farm rent: to be issued out of [Civil List] money incurred since 8th March.
Mr. Thomas Plott is to be [a] Commissioner of the Alienation Office and Charles Johnson is to be examiner of the securities loco [the said] Mr. Plott.
[My Lords order the following issues to the Earl of Ranelagh: viz.]
£s.d.
out of the loans of Malt: to complete 2 months' clearings to the Guards to Feb. 24 last1205119
out of ditto: for the Garrisons for same time244013
for subsistence of 7 Additional Companies viz. 3 to the Regiment of Bellasis; 2 to that of Churchill and 2 to that of Trelawny: for one month on account: out of the like410180
(The total of the above viz. 14,903l. 10s. 11¼d. is to be as part of the 352,000l.)
for the offreckonings of 12 Battalions in the service of the States for 4 months from 1st Oct. to Jan. 31 last: to be paid by tallies on the last part of the 3700l. per week8302161
for subsistence of 12 Companies being one added to each Battalion in Holland: for one month upon account to enable them to embark: to be issued out of loans on Malt Duties: and is to be as in part of 700,000l.77880
for subsistence, on account, to the recruits of [the Regiments of] Lumley, Wood, Windham, Raby, and for a Troop of Schonberg's Horse not yet embarked for Holland: to be issued out of the same: and to be as in part of 700,000l.800
[My Lords direct the issue to the Paymaster of the Ordnance of] 10,000l. more for Land Service in the [Office of] Ordnance: out of loans on the Malt Duties.
[Ordered that] 2500l. be issued to the Works towards the charge of the Interment [of the late King William] and the Coronation [of her Majesty] to be issued out of Civil List moneys incurred since March 8 last.
Write to the Navy Board to pay for the transportation of Col. Dudley's goods to New England out of the 325l. issued to the Navy Treasurer on the head of Wear and Tear.
Make a list of all the dormant warrants [for payment of salaries pensions &c.] to be laid before the Queen. Ibid., p. 150.
eodem die, afternoon.Present: ut supra.
[My Lords order] 120l. to be paid for the rent of Windsor [water] Mill: out of the arrears [of Civil List moneys] due before 8 March last.
[Write] to the Agents [for Taxes] to attend on Tuesday morning with a list of the Receivers of the Taxes and an account how far they have paid [in their moneys] and [how far they] are in arrear.
[My Lords direct] 10000l. to be paid by 2000l. a week to Mr. Shales upon his order for that sum: to be paid out of Civil List money grown due since March 8 last.
The Customs Commissioners are called in. My Lords direct them to cause the bonds for the money due from the Old East India Company to be put in suit: and when the bonds of any others [importers] have been too long due or unpaid that they direct the [Customs] Solicitor to prosecute thereupon: and where any bonds are newly become due by the [elapse of] the utmost days of payment that they cause intimation to be given to the merchants that they will be put in suit unless payment be forthwith made. Ibid., p. 151.
April 17,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Ordered that 78,267l. 2s. 3d. be issued to the Navy Treasurer out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the 3700l. a week charged on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be applied as follows
£s.d.
in further part of 200,000l. for wages and recalls4625790
to complete 90,000l. for extraordinary repairs882619
to complete 330,000l. for wages to ships2318214
£7826723
Order for the issue of 85000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the Malt Act: and is intended to carry on the [Navy] payments in Course to Michaelmas last.
Order for the issue of 40,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the Malt Act in further part of the 700,000l. for the charge of 40,000 men to act with the Allies and the contingent charges thereof viz. to Dec. 25 next.
[Write] to Mr. Santigny and partners to be here on Tuesday morning [with a proposal for them] to remit 40,000l. to Holland on the evening of that day.
Order the Navy Commissioners and Navy Treasurer to imprest 5000l. to Samuel Atkinson and Nicholas Roop upon account for transport service and place the same as a contingent charge of the Forces that are to go on board the Fleet: and direct that this money in the said Treasurer's account be in a gross sum set in super upon the said Atkinson and Roop to account for the same in the Exchequer.
Ordered that 5000l. be issued to the said Treasurer for that purpose: out of the loans on the Malt Act. Treasury Minute Book XIII, p. 152.
April 21,
forenoon.
Present: Chancellor Boyle, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pelham.
William Holbech [is to be allowed] to see the duplicates [of the assessments for] Devonshire and Exeter for the Duties on Marriages, &c.
Order Mr. Gilliver to proceed no farther in levying arrears till he has been here to answer a complaint for taking exorbitant fees contrary to his bond.
The Earl of Ranelagh [is called in together with] Mr. Nicholas Santigni and partners. [They inform my Lords that they] will this evening give bills for 40000l. payable in Amsterdam for her Majesty's Forces, viz. 20000l. at sight at 10 guilders 17 stivers current money and 20,000l. at [one month's sight or] usance at 10 guilders 18 stivers: for which the Earl of Ranelagh is forthwith to pay the 40,000l. here [to them in cash by way of repayment].
Sir Jeffery Jefferys will stand to his agreement of 6th March last.
[Orderd that] the 14179l. 1s. 2d. in Mr. Pauncefoot's memorial of this day's date is to be issued out of loans on the Malt Duties viz. 12379l. 1s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh and 1800l. to the Navy to be paid over to the Earl of Ranelagh.
Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of 27071l. 19s. 7d. for the provisions to victual "at 6 to 4 men's allowance" for 6 months the 5000 land soldiers designed to be put on board transport ships to accompany the Fleet: to be issued out of loans on the Malt Duties.
Likewise 3171l. 10s. 8d. for provisions for 600 men to be employed this summer at sea for 6 months at short allowance out of the same. Ibid., p. 153.
April 22,
forenoon.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Chancellor Boyle, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pelham.
The Agents [for Taxes] are called in and the Receivers [General for the respective counties and places for the present Land Tax] are appointed.
Let an account be made of what is due to all the Receivers of Taxes for their rewards.
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners and the Gentlemen of the two East India Companies to be here on Friday afternoon about the clause in the new Charter concerning the giving security for such of the Duties on the Companies' goods for which bonds are taken.
See what Civil List money [of the late King], due before 8 March, is come in and what [letters of] direction given before the King's death are unsatisfied.
Order for the issue to the Earl of Ranelagh of 2000l.: out of loans on the Malt Duties: to be in part of 2737l. 1s. 8½d. which according to Mr. Pauncefoot's memorial of this [day's] date will (together with 650l. reserved for bills drawn from New York) carry on the subsistence of the 4 Companies there [at New York] to 24 Dec. next inclusive. Ibid., p. 154.
April 24, forenoon.Present: Earl of Carlisle, Sir Stephen Fox, Chancellor Boyle, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pelham.
Captain Atkinson and Mr. Roop are called in. Their memorial is read.
My Lords order 4000l. to be issued to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Malt: to be paid over to Atkinson and Roop on account of transports &c. for the landmen who are to accompany the Fleet. This sum is to be charged in a gross sum upon them in the said Treasurer's account.
Walter Mander is to be supervisor of blowing houses in Cornwall loco Francis Cole deceased.
Order for the issue of 9216l. 11s. 10d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on Malt: to be as in part of 700,000l. for the 40,000 men.
Write to the Attorney and Solicitor General to be here on Tuesday morning concerning the security to be given by the East India Companies for such Duties for which bonds are to be taken at the Custom House. Ibid., p. 155.
April 28.Present: all my Lords ut supra.
Order for the issue of 1500l. and 500l. to the 5 Commissioners of Accounts [sic for Commissioners for Army Debts] for incidents and salary respectively: out of loans on Malt.
Get an account of all the deficient tallies in the hands of the present or late Treasurer of the Navy.
Issue 625l. 5s. 0d. to Mrs. Williamson: out of arrears of the second 4s. Aid.
[Write] to the Agents [for Taxes] to be here to-morrow morning.
Mr. Wood [Receiver General] of Devonshire is to be continued in his receipt.
Mr. Cocks for Gloucestershire the same.
Send to the several Offices [that my Lords direct them] to have the accounts of the [late King's] funeral and the [present Queen's] Coronation for the full charge to be made up separately.
The Attorney General thinks the best security the East India Company can give [for payment of their Duties on bondable goods] is their common seal: the process will be by summons and distress, upon which issues will be returned; and the sheriff may lay levy those issues upon their money at the Exchequer, their goods in their warehouses or anything they have within his bailiwick: but for the Duty of 15 per cent. on muslins the Custom Commissioners are to take the Company's bonds with 2 or more sufficient sureties as the law directs: and he takes it that other security cannot reasonably be required of them; the process is quicker and the remedy more certain.
The Solicitor General is of the same opinion.
Order for the payment of 2000l. for my Lords' salaries.
[Order for the issue of] 4137l. 1s. 7¾d. to the Earl of Ranelagh for uses as follow as by his memorial of this day's date viz.
£s.d.
for clearings to the Regiments of Lloyd's Dragoons, Bellasyse's, Seymour's and Churchill's Foot and the Regiment of Fusiliers from Feb. 25 last to April 24 inst: [to be as part] of the 352,000l.: and to be issued out of loans on Malt27471
for levy money to Col. Lloyd for providing 84 men and horses to recruit his Regiment of Dragoons from 40 to 54 in a Troop pursuant to the Queen's warrant: to be in part of 352,000l. as above: and to be issued out of the 87000l.1000
to be advanced to the same Regiment upon account of their pay in order to their embarcation: to be issued out of same300
for levy money to Col. Seymour for recruiting 41 men to his Regiment for Sea Service: to be issued out of same82
Direct Mr. Thurston to be here to-morrow morning.
Issue 5000l. to the Navy upon the head of Ordinary and 5000l. on the head of Wear and Tear for bills of imprest: to be issued out of loans on Malt.
[Write] to Lord Coningsby to be here on Friday morning about the French officers. Treasury Minute Book XIII, pp. 156–7.
April 29,
forenoon.
Present: Sir Stephen Fox, Chancellor Boyle, Mr. Hill.
Order for the issue of 17841l. 0s. 10d. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on Malt: to be paid over to the Treasurer of the Ordnance as imprest for a Descent [Expeditionary] Train with officers and attendants thereto belonging.
The Agents [for Taxes] are called in. Prepare a warrant for their salaries as they had before the King's death.
[Order for] 200l. to be issued to Mr. Borret.
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners to attend on Friday afternoon. Ibid., p. 158.