Minute Book
June 1702

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'Minute Book: June 1702', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 38-50. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87353 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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June 1702

June 1,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Write to Mr. Burchet to send a copy of the Instructions approved by his Royal Highness for pay of the 6 Marine Regiments so that my Lord [Treasurer] may be informed how he is to issue the money for that service.
Order for the issue of 3181l. 8s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on Subsidies and Land Tax: to be in further part of the sum of 87125l. 10s. 0d. for the pay of 10000 men for Sea Service: and is to be applied to the pay of the 5 Regiments of Foot sent from Ireland to serve on board the Fleet from the time of their embarcation in Ireland to come into the said service.
Write to the Exchequer and Mr. Thrale to know how much there is in cash (or may soon be expected) from the Four and a Half per cent Duty.
The warrant for renewing Mr. [Robert] Harley's stewardship [of the Lordship of Melenydd &c.] is to be prepared.
Mr. Travers's patent [is ordered] to be renewed.
The office of Auditor of Wales is to be granted to Sidney Godolphin Esq.
Desire to speak with Sir B. Bathurst about the receipt of the Taxes [due from the members of the Household &c.] in Whitehall.
Prepare a warrant for so much as is due to the Speaker. Ibid., p. 178.
June 2,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Sir Charles Duncomb offers a paper on behalf of Sir John Manwaring and Sir M. Bydolph.
Mr. Hening says he has paid Lord Albemarle since the King died 16277l. 1s. 3d. being moneys which remained in his hands received for the Privy Purse for the year 1699 & 1700. [This minute is struck through] (In the margin: This minute was entered by mistake here. Mr. Hening said this was 5th June where it is entered.) Ibid., p. 179.
June 5,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Lord Hunsdon [his petition is read: my Lord Treasurer orders him] 100l. out of Secret Service money.
Let Mr. Tilson make an apportionment of the money for the Navy, Victualling, and the Sea Service of the Office of Ordnance.
[Write] to the Earl of Ranelagh to be here on Tuesday morning about the Subsidy for Denmark.
[Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of] 20,000l. for seamen's wages: out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax.
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners to be here on Tuesday morning about raising money on the Tallies in the [Navy] Treasurer's hands.
Renew the patent for Lord How and Sir Basil Dixwell: but speak with the Excise Commissioners first.
Mr. Hening says he has paid to Lord Albemarle since the King died 16277l. 1s. 3d. being money which remained in his hands received for the Privy Purse annis 1699 & 1700. Ibid., p. 180.
eodem die, afternoon.Present: ut supra.
Write to the gentlemen for whom the warrant is signed for their being Commissioners of the Salt Duties, as soon as their commission is passed. [the Honble. Francis] Bridges Esq. to be Cashier for the said Duties at 250l. per an. for himself and clerks, he giving good security; and [Henry] Palmer gent. to be Solicitor [for same] at 100l. per an.; and [John] Foulkes to be third messenger or doorkeeper at such salary as they [the Commissioners] think reasonable.
Order for the issue of 3450l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the Land Tax: to be as in part of the sum of 87125l. 10s. 0d. and is intended for one month's subsistence on account for the 5 Regiments from Ireland ordered to serve on board the Fleet.
also 1712l. 1s. 6d. as in further part of the 700,000l.: and is intended for subsistence for the Regiments of Horse of Schonberg, and Arran, the Dragoons of Ross and Teviot and Foot Regiments of Row and Ferguson, which are to be embarked for Holland: all according to Mr. Pauncefoot's memorial of this day.
[Write] to Mr. Whitfield to be here on Tuesday morning.
Memorandum: to receive the Queen's pleasure for establishing comptrolls in the several Offices where they are wanted.
Petitions are read [and my Lord's decisions are endorsed thereon]. Ibid.
June 8,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer.
Prepare a warrant for the Keepership of Windsor Parks. Ibid., p. 181.
June 9.Present: Lord Treasurer; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Memorandum: that Mr. Daniel Burgesse may be, as formerly, Solicitor of Prizes.
The Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Whitfield [are called in]. Ordered that 12000l. be issued to the said Earl out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax as in further part of the sum of 87125l. 10s. 0d. for the pay of 10,000 men for Sea Service: and is intended to be put on board the Fleet in the custody of the said Earl's deputy (for whom he will be answerable) and to be applied to the pay of such of the said men on board as are under the said Earl's pay "and that [the said deputy be governed in his payments] by the particular orders of the Commander in Chief of the Expedition and not otherwise."
Ordered that out of the like loans 3000l. be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy to be paid over to Walter Whitfield, [the] particular paymaster for the [Marine] Regiments under the direction of the Lord High Admiral: and is intended to be put on board in custody of his deputy &c. ut supra.
Ordered that the 2400l. which on May 26 was intended for Subsistence of 6 Marine Regiments [payable] per the Earl of Ranelagh be now paid to Mr. Whitfield for that service.
Mr. Blathwait [attends]. He is to write to my Lord Marlborough to acquaint the Danish Minister that on payment of the 200,000 Rix Dollars [for Treaty subsidy] there must be an acquittance in full.
Mr. Stratford [is called in]. He desires to remit [furnish bills of exchange for remitting] the subsidies to the King of Denmark. He must attend the Earl of Ranelagh about it and if he will do it as much as any to the Queen's advantage my Lord Treasurer has no objection.
Order for the issue of 30783l. 8s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax: to be as in further part of 700,000l. for the 40,000 men: and is intended (together with the 9216l. 11s. 10d. ordered April 24 last and making 40000l. in all) to be on account of Subsistence for the Forces according to the said Earl's memorial of this day.
Lord Halifax comes in. If any application be made by the Marquess of Carmarthen or, on his behalf, by the Duke of Leeds for giving any seisin or admission [to the office of Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer] to the said Marquess pursuant to the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General of May 26 last supra p. 35 my Lord Halifax desires to be heard by counsel before anything be done.
[Order for the issue of] 15000l. to the French Protestants on their order: to be paid out of arrears [of branches of the Civil List revenue] due before the 8th of March.
The Conservatorship of Dean Forest [is ordered by my Lord] to be renewed to Harry Mordant (Mordaunt).
The Earl of Rochester [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] comes in.
The Secretary and Solicitor being omitted in the present Commission for the Revenue in Ireland my Lord Rochester thinks it as well to let the said Commissioners constitute them and give them their salaries. Treasury Minute Book XIII, pp. 182–3.
June 9,
afternoon. St. James's.
Present: the Queen; Lord Treasurer; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A state of the cash is perused.
Her Majesty being moved concerning Sir Thomas Littleton's patent as Treasurer of the Navy [orders] the Lord Treasurer to speak to the Secretary of State to renew his patent.
Abstract of papers laid before the Queen.
Dalby Thomas having been long conversant in business and formerly a Commissioner of the Glass Duty prays to be made a Commissioner of Prizes. Minute thereon: the Queen has otherwise disposed.
Eliz. Wandesford [her petition is read showing] that she surrendered her pension of 200l. a year in Ireland [in return] for a grant of some forfeited lands, which [now] are taken away by Parliament: prays to be restored to her pension from the [date of said] surrender for such term of years as was intended by her grant, for the support of herself and children: Minute thereon: to be referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Charles, Earl of Berkeley [his petition is read showing] that the late King in consideration of his services and expenses abroad granted him a privy seal for 6000l. out of wood sales in Dean Forest in 7 years from Xmas 1697, whereof 2500l. is unpaid: therefore prays it may be continued till the remainder is paid: [no minute hereon].
Christopher Tancred [his petition is read showing] that there is due to him 1450l. on his salary as Ma[ster] of the Fleet Hounds; therefore prays payment: Minute hereon: to be considered with the rest of the late King's arrears.
Dudley Crosby [sic for Cosby, his petition is read showing] that he is possessed of the Manor of Tamachoe [Timahoe, Queen's County] in Ireland by several grants from the Crown for 131 years to come and by a further grant to the heirs male of "that family" for ever, whereof there are now 14 living; that there being encumbrances on the estate he is obliged to sell it but the purchaser insists on a clear title without a remainder to the Crown: therefore prays that the reversion may be confirmed to him: Minute hereon: Her Majesty cannot grant this.
The Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital [their petition is read showing] that the Earl of Romney is willing to part with his lease to them: therefore praying that the Queen's House with a strip of ground leading thereto, the Tilt Yard and the Park may be annexed to the Hospital by a grant. Minute hereon: her Majesty will see the premises.
William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, [his petition is read] praying that 3000l. due to the Band for half a year ended at 1700 Xmas and for which an order was signed before the King's death may be satisfied. Minute hereon: to be paid 3000l. out of the [late] King's [Civil List] arrears.
The late Commissioners of the Privy Seal [their petition is read] praying payment of 4485l. due to them, their commission being ceased. Minute hereon: to be paid out of the [late] King's [Civil List] arrears.
The Mayor and Burgesses of Lyme Regis [their petition is read showing] that they had a grant of 100l. a year from 1684 Xmas for 21 years for the repair of their cobb: that by a late storm it is so broke that 4000l. will hardly repair it, which they are not able to do: therefore praying that their grant may be made up 300l. a year for 21 years to come. Minute hereon: her Majesty cannot grant what is desired.
Sir Richard Blackmore, executor of Edward Pilesworth, [his petition is read] praying to be discharged from a debt owing to the Excise Office from said Pilesworth, [petitioner] having paid away his [Pilesworth's] personal estate of about 500l. which he detained about 2 years and no debt claimed from the Excise [within that time]. The Commissioners certify the debt to be 941l. 9s. 0d. [and] that the petitioner detained 100l. as a legacy to himself besides what he alleged to have paid away. Minute hereon: Granted.
Mr. Henning delivers a state of the debt owing to the Privy Purse [showing a balance due of] 10331l. 17s. 4d. [he] having paid 16277l. 1s. 3d. to the Earl of Albemarle since the King's death, being money remaining in his hands for the years 1699 and 1700. Minute hereon: the Queen is willing that what was left in the [late] King's Privy Purse (over and above what was due from the Privy Purse to others) should go to my Lord Albemarle. The Queen thinks the King intended so and her pleasure is that those debts be paid out of the money which was left in Mr. Henning's hands.
Capt. Delaval [his petition is read showing] that he was to have 500l. for the expenses of his voyages to Morocco: he received 200l. thereof at his setting out and now prays the remaining 300l.: also 218l. 3s. 4d. for charges of entertaining the Moors in their passage home and during his stay there: and 70l. for an interpreter and other contingent [charges] and 83l. 0s. 6d. for [Exchequer fees and] charges on receiving former sums [out of the Exchequer]. Minute thereon: his demand to be moderated.
Lady Katherine O'Bryen [her petition is read] praying payment of 3450l. 4s. 2d. due to her late husband Sir Joseph Williamson as Ambassador in Holland, the plate which she desired as in part thereof being by the late King given away to another. Minute hereon: to be considered with the [late] King's [Civil List] arrears.
The Duchess of Cleveland [her petition is read showing] that she is 3 years in arrear on her pension at Midsummer 1702, that the taxes have been deducted to Lady day last: therefore prays to be paid her arrears and a dormant warrant for the future. Minute hereon: to be paid a year within the [remainder of the present] year out of the [late King's Civil List] money grown due before the 8th of March last.
An account is read showing that 679 posts and 56 pair of rails are wanting in Bradshaw's Walk in Windsor Great Park. Minute hereon: read.
Mr. Ryley's estimate is read of works done and to be done in the House Park at Windsor and in Windsor Forest, amounting to 471l. 19s. 9d. Minute hereon: read.
The Bishop of London [his petition is read] desiring that 20l. may be given to Mr. Barrow who is going chaplain to Virginia. Minute hereon: to be paid 20l.
A list is read of the late King's provisions now at Loo and the Hague in Holland.
Hester Walker, widow and late Sutler to the Army in Flanders: memorandum to move her Majesty that she may have 10l. a year on Mr. Nicholas's list. Minute hereon: her Majesty does not think [fit] to continue that list.
The Queen Dowager's Council [their memorial is read showing that] having desired that the Keeper's lodge in Whittlewood Forest might be repaired, it was referred to Mr. Ryley who reported that 60 load of timber and 428l. 8s. 6d. from timber will be necessary: it is objected that on repairing these lodges in King James's [James II's] reign the Keepers entered into bonds to keep them in repair. Minute thereon: the conditions of the bonds to be complied with.
Lewis Leguard [his petition is read] setting forth that he agreed with the late King to paint the cartoons at Hampton Court for 360l.; which he hath performed but has received only 100l. thereof: therefore prays directions for the remainder: Minute hereon: see what agreement was made and how much is due.
Seigneur D'Auverquere [his petition is read] praying money for defraying the charge of his late Majesty's equipage for this year [which was by the said Auverquere] agreed to be paid by advance and for horses bought for a present to the King of the Romans. Minute hereon: the horses for the King of the Romans to be paid for: the Queen will not pay for such equipage as was bought and never used. Mr. Ireton to bring an account of the horses sent to the King of Romans.
Staff Officers of the Foot Guards [their petition is read] praying in regard of their constant residence in town and other extraordinary expenses that their pay may be proportionable to the rest of the Commission officers. The Earl of Ranelagh reports the charge to be 468l. 8s. 4d. per an. Minute hereon: it cannot be done.
Col. How, Lieutenant of Holt Forest, [his petition is read] praying to be repaid what he has expended in building up part of the great lodge, fallen down, and that the rest now falling may be new done. Mr. Ryley reports he hath laid out by the late King's order 332l. and it will require to perfect it a further 911l. and 30 load of timber: the colonel having bought Lord Dartmouth's grant has 50½ years in the premises. Minute thereon: the Queen will consider.
Mrs. Cary [her petition is read] on behalf of her son Lord Falkland, praying the Queen's bounty. There has been paid between 8th March 1698–9 and 28 Jan. last at several times [a total of] 1000l. Minute hereon: the Queen will continue the same.
Seignor Verrio [his petition is read] praying payment of 210l. which will be due the 25th inst. on the 10l. a week for painting [work in Hampton Court]. Minute hereon: 210l. to be paid him.
John Mytton, late Gentleman Usher to King Charles II and King James II [his petition is read] praying some employment in consideration of his services and sufferings. Minute hereon: to be provided for when anything falls [vacant] that he is capable of.
Sir Henry Hene, Bart and Richard Hene Esq. [their petition is read] praying to be Ranger or Keeper of a Walk in any [the King's] forest or park or some other provision for them in consideration of their services and sufferings in the late troubles and Restoration. Minute hereon: when any Walk is vacant he is to be put in.
Memorandum to receive the Queen's pleasure for establishing Comptrollers in the several Offices where they are wanted.
Sir Samuel Barnardiston [his petition is read] praying to be allowed interest for 1905l. 18s. 10d. paid into the Exchequer on a judgment obtained against him which was afterwards reversed viz. to the time the same was repaid him, together with the [Exchequer] fees (about 100l.) on receiving the same. Minute hereon: The Queen is not pleased to grant the interest.
John Peters [his petition is read] praying in consideration of his losses in the Exchequer on recoining the money he may have a grant of the manors of Epworth, Stapleford, Wyberton, and Langton in Lincolnshire, of certain lead mines in Yorkshire, of Hand Alley in the parish of St. Botolph's Without Bishopsgate, and of the estate of Thomas White alias Whitehead convicted for high treason; which [premises] are all concealed from the Crown "the nature and circumstances of this grant being stated by the Surveyor General and Attorney General." Minute hereon: the Queen thinks the grant desired will be vexatious.
The Bishop of Chester [his petition is read] praying the continuance of the rent of 200l. per an. payable by a privy seal of the late King out of the dissolved Monastery of Furness for the maintenance of four Ministers called the King's preachers established by Queen Elizabeth [in the County of Lancashire]. Minute hereon: granted.
Capt. Henry Thomas [his petition is read] praying in consideration of 40 years' service in the army and of his age and infirmity, being reduced to a low condition, that the arrears of a pension of 4s. a day payable in the Earl of Ranelagh's Office, may be paid and the pension continued. Minute hereon: there is no fund for such arrears.
Thomas Carter and Francis Strutt [their petition is read] praying that a Commission may be made out to enquire into the estates of 34 several persons outlawed for high treason; which the petitioners allege they can make appear very considerable. Minute hereon: let them bring particulars of the estates they would find by inquisitions and the Attorney General to examine whether a probable title [thereto could be made out for the Crown].
Roger Pilcher's petition [is read] to be discharged of the Queen's part of 300l. fines for transporting wool. Mr. Baker reports that he [Pilcher] is reduced in his estate by the charges of the prosecution and hath done good service. Minute hereon: granted: to be discharged according to the petition and report.
Dame Elizabeth Hamilton her petition [is read praying] that for the great service of herself and family to the Crown her pensions of 100l. per an. and 60l. per an. formerly paid her may be settled and paid with the arrears thereof, she being old. No minute hereon.
Richard and Ann Binns, son and granddaughter of Col. Binns, their petition [is read] for the arrears of the said Colonel's pensions. The Earl of Ranelagh reports that 1226l. 14s. 0d. is due and that the same is the only provision made for the petitioners by the said Colonel. No minute hereon.
Maynard, Duke of Schonberg [his petition is read] praying that a surrender may be made of the 5000l. per an. settled on him by patent out of the Post Office and that the same be re-granted to him and his heirs general so that he may make a jointure and a provision for children and subject to redemption. Minute hereon: the Queen cannot lawfully make the grant desired.
The Bishop of London desires that 20l. may be given to Mr. Gordon to transport him to New York [whither he is going chaplain]. Minute hereon: 20l. [ordered.]
William Fanshaw [petitions] to be paid his pension of 300l. per an. and the arrears. He has received, on a pension of 40s. a week, the sum of 1214l. from Xmas 1688 to June 1701 besides 200l. paid out of the Lottery rent; and the said allowance to Xmas last amounts to 138l. more. Minute hereon: read.
Lord Carmarthen's petition [is read praying] to be admitted into the office of Auditor of the Receipt pursuant to letters patent of Charles II: together with the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General thereupon. [No minute hereon].
The Duke of Ormonde [his petition is read shewing] that he made a lease [to the Crown] of the [Prizage and] Butlerage of Ireland for 7 years upon a representation from the Commissioners of the Revenue [Ireland] at 1500l. per an. from 1695 Lady day; in which time it made 5864l. 8s. 3d. above the rent: therefore he prays a grant of the overplus and proposes to let it for 3 years longer at 2500l. a year rent; which [proposal] being referred to the Lord Lieutenant the latter submits it to the Queen [for her decision] as to the gratifying the Duke in the matter of the overplus, as his services were eminent and his sufferings considerable in the beginning of the Revolution; and as to a further term the Lord Lieutenant is of opinion that, in regard of the war, the Duty [of Prizage and Butlerage of wines] should be collected by the Queen's officers and paid to the Duke. Minute hereon: as to the overplus of the profits during the last term if it had made less the Crown must have paid. For the future the Queen's officers are to collect the Duty and the Duke to have the benefit according to the Lord Lieutenant's report.
The Queen gives my Lord Treasurer a list of those who are to be Commissioners of Prizes.
Write to the Vice Chamberlain of the Household to attend on Friday morning. Treasury Minute Book XIII, pp. 184–190.
June 12,
forenoon. Cockpit, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Lord Treasurer; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
See how the Composition money was paid to the Lord Great Chamberlain for the furniture of King William's Bedchamber &c. upon the said King's Coronation.
My Lord has resolved that such bills of exchange as Sir George Rook or Mr. Phineas Bowles, Agent Victualler in the Fleet, shall draw upon the Victualling Commissioners for such wine as shall be furnished at Lisbon for the supply of the Fleet shall be satisfied out of such moneys as he, the Lord Treasurer, shall be empowered to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy for that service.
Send a copy of this minute to the Victuallers for them to send it to Sir George Rook.
[Write] to the Navy Commissioners to be here on Tuesday about moneys for the Navy Course and the tallies in the Navy Treasurer's hands.
Order for the issue of 600l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of arrears of Civil List money arising before 8 March last: to be applied to pay one year's pension to Lord Fairfax.
Let the bond given by the Receivers of the Two Millions be delivered up, they having accounted and having received their quieti sunt.
Upon reading the certificate of the Earl of Halifax dated the 9th inst. importing that all the cash wanting in the Office of Guy Palmes, a Teller [of the Exchequer] is made good and replaced except 2000l., Charles Medlicott gent was this day sworn in as clerk to the said Palmes in the said Office according to the Act of 8 Wm. III [8–9 Wm. III, c. 28] for better observation of the course of the Exchequer.
Renew the patent for Mr. Congreve [as] Customer at Poole.
Ordered that the Auditors [of Imprests] do forthwith despatch the accounts of the Wine Licences and particularly do take care that the account of the last Commissioners be not deferred by Mr. Young's delaying the preceding account.
Write to the Stamps Commissioners to be here on Tuesday morning next, upon their presentment of August 20 last.
Order for the following issues to the Earl of Ranelagh in accordance with Mr. Pauncefoot's memorial of this day; viz. 5279l. 19s. 6d. as in further part of 264874l. 10s. 0d. and to be for the subsistence to the Guards from the 11th to the 24th inst.
likewise 1138l. 18s. 1½d. as in further part of 87125l. 10s. 0d. and is to complete the subsistence of the 5 Regiments lately come from Ireland and for the same time.
likewise 1518l. 19s. 2d. as in further part of 700,000l. and is for the Forces going to Holland.
All the above to be issued out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax. Ibid., pp. 191–2.
June 16,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
The Navy Commissioners and Sir Thomas Littleton are called in. My Lord Treasurer asks them what tallies are in the Navy Treasurer's hands undisposed of. Mr. Lyddal says there are tallies on the last part of the 3700l. per week out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise amounting to 78267l. 2s. 3d. all struck April 17 last, which were directed [as follows] to wit 46257l. 9s. 0d. in further part of the 200,000l. for wages and recalls; 8826l. 19s. 0½d. to complete 90,000l. for extraordinary repairs; and 23,182l. 14s. 2½d. to complete 330,000l. for wages to ships.
The Lord Treasurer thinks these tallies are now as good as ready money but that an accident may happen to make them worse before there is occasion to apply them to the individual uses to which they were intended: and he asks the Navy Commissioners (they having pressed him for money for the Course) whether the said tallies with respect to the appropriations of last year can be applied to the Course.
The Commissioners are all of opinion they may be so applied.
Mr. Lyddal says, that though the Parliament appropriated only 200,000l. for arrears of wages and recalls, which has been distinctly issued at the Exchequer for that use, there has been already applied by them a greater sum out of last year's funds to that service: that by the application the Government will save about 1000l. in interest running on the bills in course: and that it will be the same thing with respect to [it will make no difference to or will not violate] the appropriations if my Lord Treasurer shall hereafter, as there is occasion, furnish so much out of this year's funds; in lieu of those tallies, for the uses to which they were intended.
[Write] a letter to the Navy Commissioners to apply the said tallies to the Course of the Navy accordingly.
Capt. De la Val to attend at 12 o'clock to-morrow.
Order for 2000l. to the Countess of Marlborough for the Queen's Privy Purse: out of Civil List money grown due since March 8 last.
My Lord Treasurer orders warrants to be prepared for privy seals for allowing to 10 Ladies of the Bedchamber as follows viz. 2000l. per an. to the first [as holding the rank of Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber] and 1000l. per an. each to the others: also 500l. per an. each to 4 Women of the Bedchamber and 300l. per an. each to 6 Maids of Honour according to a list delivered to him. Treasury Minute Book XIII, p. 193.
June 17,
forenoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Order for the issue of 4000l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst in further part of the order for 10000l. in his name for defraying the charge of the Queen's Coronation Dinner and other expenses relating to her Household: to be issued out of Civil List money grown due since March 8 last.
The Earl of Rochester [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] comes in.
Mr. Blathwayte is called in. He presents a Regulation of pay for the 3 West India Regiments. Lord Rochester says he has adjusted it as well as he can with the Earl of Ranelagh, Lord Coningsby and Mr. Blathwayt; that the same is computed at the rate of English pay though to be paid in Irish money. The Establishment is intended to commence from 1st July next.
Write to the Customs Commissioners to send an account of the produce of the Four and a Half per cent. Duties from 1691 March 25 to 1701 Dec. 25; [in order for it] to be transmitted to Mr. Blathwayte for [him to send to] the Commissioners of Accounts.
Mr. Robinson is called in. The Earl of Rochester reads a paper relating to the agreement made for remittances from Ireland to the West Indies for the subsistence etc. of the Regiments there.
Write to Sir Bartholomew Gracedieu and Mr. Heathcot to attend on Friday morning at 9 of the clock. Ibid., p. 194.
eodem die, afternoon.Present: ut supra.
Petitions are read: and minutes are taken [and endorsed thereon or] on the lists or abstracts thereof. Ibid.
June 19,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
The Lord Treasurer orders that the salaries to the Judges and the others usually paid with them be satisfied for last Easter term out of [Civil List] money arisen since March 8 last.
Order for 80l. to Mr. Pottinger for 2 years' salary as Comptroller of the Pipe to Michaelmas last: out of [Civil List] money ut supra.
The Earl of Rochester [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] comes in. He reads a note from Lieut. Col. Gwyllim showing that his half pay ceased in the Earl of Ranelagh's Office on 24 Dec. 1701 and praying that his warrant for half pay in Ireland, signed with a blank for the commencement, may be made to begin from the said date. [My Lord Treasurer gives] order accordingly.
Mr. Robinson, Deputy Paymaster of Ireland and Sir Bartholomew Gracedieu and partners are called in. My Lord asks if they are willing to go on with the agreement they made in August last about remittances for the Regiments in Jamaica. He says what induced them to make that agreement was in expectation of having the money advanced here (according to the custom of merchants) upon his delivering his bills.
They are ordered to withdraw.
The Earl of Rochester reads a proposal from Lord Coningsby that (if it be approved of) the Contractors should give bills for six months' subsistence to the Regiments in Jamaica and at the same time have half of it paid to them here and the remaining half as soon as it should be certified from thence that the bills were accepted.
Sir Bartholomew and partners are called in and are acquainted with this proposal and are askt if they would agree to it. Sir Bartholomew desires time to consider of it. The Lord Treasurer appoints him to be here next Tuesday morning with his answer.
Order for 200l. to Mr. Borret for [Crown] law charges. Ibid., p. 195.
June 23,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
[Write] to the Excise Commissioners to attend in the afternoon.
Order for the issue of 300l. to the [Great] Wardrobe out of [Civil List] money grown due since March 8 last: to be for the Lord Great Chamberlain upon an agreement for his pretensions to goods used in Westminster Hall [for the Coronation].
[Write] to Mr. Atkinson to be here in the afternoon about the beds for the soldiers on board the men of war [for the Expedition].
Write to Sir B. Gracedieu to attend to-morrow morning at 9 of the clock.
[Order for the issue to] Lord Falkland of 100l. out of Secret Service.
Write to the Navy Commissioners to be here to-morrow morning at 11 or 12 o'clock.
Prepare warrants to renew the patents of Lord Fitz Hardinge and Mr. Godolphin as Tellers [of the Receipt] and for Sir Chr. Musgrave and James Vernon, senr. to be Tellers in the room of Mr. Palmes and Sir John Standly.
[The appointment of the following as] Sub-Commissioners for Prizes is ordered
at Dover: Mr. Campion and Capt. Boys.
at Portsmouth: Mr. Knatchbull and Mr. Goreing.
at Bristol: Mr. Annesley & Mr. Stanyan.
at Plymouth: Mr. Mountstephen and Mr. Manly.
The 300l. for the Lord Great Chamberlain [is directed] to be issued thus viz. 300l. as in lieu as a composition for the furniture of the Queen's Bedchamber and for the State and Hangings in Westminster Hall erected for the great solemnity on the day of her Majesty's Coronation. Treasury Minute Book XIII, p. 196.
June 23,
afternoon.
Present: Lord Treasurer: Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Capt. Atkinson is called in. He says he had an order from the Lord High Admiral to buy up all the beds &c. on board the men of war [which are] to spare, and all the hammocks; which he hath complied with; and when he hath an account of what they come to he'll apply for the money.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 1808l. 16s. 0d. out of this year's money for the Navy: to be issued out of the loans on the Subsidy and Land Tax and to be placed to the account of the charge of the men for sea service: and is to be paid over to Sam. Atkinson and Nich. Roop to complete 2 months' freight of 1292 tons [of shipping] being an additional number of tonnage to carry hay and water for the horse in the Expedition.
The Excise Commissioners [attend]. Write to desire my Lord How and Sir Basil Dixwell to be here on Friday afternoon.
Write to the Excise Commissioners to renew Mr. Hall's deputation.
Write to Mr. Story and Mr. Brewer to be here on Friday afternoon. Ibid., pp. 196–7.
June 24,
afternoon.
Present: ut supra.
The Earl of Rochester [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] comes in.
William Burgh, Accountant General in Ireland [his petition is read and] his patent is ordered to be renewed.
Several papers relating to matters in Ireland are read and [the Lord Treasurer's decisions or] answers [are endorsed] on them.
Sir Bartholomew Gracedieu and partners are called in. Their proposal to give credit for 6 months' subsistence for two Regiments in Jamaica is read.
The Commissioners of the Stamp Office are called in. They are to consider whether it will be for the [advantage of her Majesty's] service to employ an officer to inspect frauds &c. in the country.
Write to the Navy Commissioners to be here on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Ibid., p. 198.
eodem die, afternoon.Present: ut supra.
[No entry of any minute.] Ibid.
June 25,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Order for the issue of 1000l. for secret service and 1000l. for the Privy Purse out of Civil List money arisen since March 8 last.
Order the Commissioners of Prizes to attend to-morrow morning with a scheme of such offices as they think necessary to be established under them, other than such as her Majesty hath already appointed, and such salaries as they think reasonable to be allowed to all their inferior officers. Ibid., p. 199.
June 26,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
Order for 1000l. a year to Mr. Guy Palmes from 24 June 1702 out of the Exchequer during pleasure; in consideration of his good and faithful services to the Crown and in consequence of his great losses sustained in the office of one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer lately enjoyed by him.
Order for the issue of 8002l. 10s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax according to his memorial of this day.
[Write] to Capt. Atkinson and Mr. Roop to know what accommodation is at Harwich for shipping horses, "and if such be wanting there what the charge will come to." Ibid., p. 200.
eodem die, afternoon.Present: ut supra.
Lord How and the Excise Commissioners are called in. The report of 12 Sept. 1700 is read. Lord How says there is no stop in his Office [of Comptroller of Excise] now for want of hands. Mr. Story says the general accounts are made up to 1699. The Commissioners say there is an allowance on his Lordship's patent for 3 additional clerks whose service is since discontinued namely one for quarterly accounts and 2 for the Salt Duties; but the Malt Duties came on instead of them.
Renew my Lord How's patent [as Comptroller of Excise] with 700l. a year for his own pains and service and 620l. a year for his clerks.
Mr. Bruere, deputy to Sir Basil Dixwell is called in. Renew his patent as it is.
Get a list of such [of the Queen's] servants as have allowances in several Offices [to wit the Offices of the Cofferer, the Wardrobe and the Treasurer of the Chamber].
The Commissioners for Prizes are called in.
Order for 300l. to be paid out of secret service money to the Treasurer for Prizes to serve at present for incidents; taking his note for repayment of same to Mr. Lowndes for secret service as soon as money comes to the said Treasurer's hands out of prizes. Ibid.
June 30,
forenoon.
Present: ut supra.
My Lord Treasurer appoints to-morrow afternoon to hear the counsel of the Marquess of Carmarthen and Lord Halifax concerning the admission desired to the Office of Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer.
The Commissioners of Prizes [attend].
Write to the Attorney General that they [the said Commissioners of Prizes] want the assistance of Mr. Ryves whom he recommended.
Write to Mr. Hubald to be here to-morrow morning.
Order for the issue of 90,000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the head of Wear and Tear: out of loans in the Exchequer: to be for the [Navy] Course, being intended to discharge the same till about the end of December last:
likewise 54,000l. to same to clear the Course of the Victualling to near the same time: out of like loans.
Order for the issue of 50,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of the like loans: to be in further part of 700,000l. for pay of the 40,000 men.
Maurice Houston to be Queen's waiter at Bristol loco John Rowe.
Write to the Commissioners of Customs and of Excise to be here on Friday afternoon.
The Duchess of Cleveland's warrant is to be satisfied by 100l. a week.
Desire to speak with Mr. Burchet. Ibid., p. 201.
June 30,
afternoon.
[No note of the attendance or of any minutes.] Treasury Minute Book XIII, p. 201.