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Appendix No. 2: November 1710

Pages 598-603

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24, 1710. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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November 1710

Nov. 14. William Asheder [his petition is read. My Lords order him] to be instructed [at the waterside] in order to be qualified for an employment in the Customs.
Nov. 15. Fran. Alexander [his petition is read. My Lords order it to be read] on Friday morning and to be put on the day book [agenda for that day]. T 4/18, p. 1.
Nov. 6. Mr. Bridges' memorial relating to the payment of money to the clerks attending the Commissioners [appointed] for putting the Recruiting Act into execution [which memorial was] referred Oct. 4 last to the Agents for Taxes to consider and report by the then following Friday: [my Lords now read the] rep[ort from the] Agents for Taxes. Ref[erred to the] Secretary at War [with intimation of my Lords'] desiring to receive his report on Friday.
Nov. 14. [My Lords read] R. Bucknall's letter dated 10 November 1710 new style from Lisbon. Mr. Crawford [is ordered by my Lords] to signify 'tis the Queen's command that no more men be allowed on the Muster Rolls than are effective.
William Borrett [my Lords read his] memorial relating to Mason. To be read when the Agents [for Taxes] are here.
Nov. 20. William Blencowe [his petition is read]. To be read again when Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer] is here.
Sir Geo. Bing [his] letter [dated] 11 Nov. 1710 [is read] in behalf of Mr. Rider. To be considered when any money is ordered for Sick and Wounded.
Tho. Byde [his petition is read]. Ref[erred] to Mr. How and Mr. Granville.
Nov. 14. [My Lords read the memorial from] Mr. Bridges with an extract of a letter from Mr. Slingar [dated from] Bilbao 14 Oct. 1710 [? new style] who has subsisted several of her Majesty's subjects, prisoners who have made their escape thither. [My Lords order it] to be laid before the Queen.
Nov. 29. Read to the Q[ueen who orders it] to be laid before the Parliament. But my Lords are to endeavour to inform themselves so that the Q[ueen] may not pay double or treble.
Nov. 27. My Lords read a memorial from] Mr. Bridges about the gold brought from Portugal and a reward to the Commodore [of the ship which brought it]. To be laid before the [Queen].
Nov. 29. Read to the Q[ueen who orders] ½ per cent. [to the Commodore]. Ibid., p. 25.
Nov. 14. Mr. Cholmondely [his petition is read and is] ref[erred] to Mr. [Auditor] Jett.
[My Lords read the petition from the] cheesemongers. The petitioners must pay their bills of exchange in specie as they are drawn. It's unreasonable in this case to put the discount upon the public.
The petitioners submit to my Lords' determination.
Nov. 21. [My Lords read the] Customs Commissioners' report about the packet boats. Return this [send this report] to my Lord Dartmouth.
Nov. 21 [My Lords read the petition from the] same Commissioners touching an account of stationery ware. To be considered when the papers relating to incidents in general are to be considered.
[My Lords read a memorial from] the same Commissioners touching the constitution of the riding officers in Kent and Sussex and the execution of their duties. My Lords will consider these papers at a proper time.
[My Lords read a report from] the same Commissioners touching Richardson's fraud. The Commissioners will [are told to] advise further with Mr. Attorney [General]. The confessions and affidavits taken since [the first examination are] to be sent to the [said] Commissioners to be carried to Mr. Attorney [General].
[My Lords read the report from the said Commissioners] on the petition of Capt. Leake. [My Lords order] the wines and other customable goods to be admitted to entry [on their] paying the Duties; and as to prohibited goods they are to be proceeded against according to law.
[My Lords read the report from the said Commissioners] about some tallow seized near Carlisle. [My Lords order] the Solicitor of the Customs to attend Mr. Attorney [General] with this case and when he has considered it Mr. Attorney [General] is desired to attend my Lords.
[My Lords read the memorial from the said Commissioners] for paying Mr. Culliford a moiety of 24l. seized. Agreed.
[My Lords read the report from the said Commissioners] about the Lisbon pacquet boats carrying goods. [This report is] to be [sent or] returned to Lord Dartmouth.
[My Lords read the report from the said Commissioners] on the petition of Strode, Short et al. Send this to Mr. Baron Scrope [in Scotland] to know if he has any objection to the making the distribution accordingly. Ibid., p. 49.
Nov. 20 [My Lords read the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers [on the petition of the] Officers [of the Regiment of the] Earl of Donegal, now Major General Gorge's Regiment. [Send this] to the Muster Master to certify what respits have been taken off by order for the years within mentioned and by what orders.
[My Lords read the] rep[ort from] Mr. Brydges [on the petition of] Ed. Douglas. My Lords do not think it reasonable the Queen should pay double for the same Officer: and the petitioner having received 863l. my Lords think that should be balanced out of such claims as he makes for contingents.
[? Nov.] 10. [My Lords read the petition concerning the] three Regiments of Dragoons last ordered for North Britain. Send it to the Secretary at War.
[Nov.] 21. [My Lords read a] letter [from Secretary my] Lord Dartmouth about passes [suspicious persons going beyond sea without passes]. Send a copy of this letter to the Commissioners of the Customs and they are to give directions to their officers accordingly. [See supra, p. 517, under date 1710 Nov. 25.]
Sir William Douglas vide Queensberry. Ibid., p. 73.
Nov. 15. Major Jno. Foley [his petition is read and] ref[erred] to the Secretary at War to consider and report.
Nov. 21. Jno. Frampton [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. T 4/18, p. 107.
Nov. 1. [My Lords read the petition of] Jno. Gerard, one of the securities for [George] Dixon, late Receiver General for Co. Somerset. Ref[erred to the] Agents for Taxes.
Officers of Gorge's Regiment vide Donegal. Ibid., p. 127.
Nov. 6. Richard Holmes [his petition is read]. My Lords say there was a determination about this four or five years ago. They must enquire at the [? Treasury or Customs] Secretary's Office.
Nov. 14. Col. Philip Howard [his petition is read and ordered] to be laid before the Queen.
James Hollidge [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Nov. 21. Walter Harford [his petition is read], Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Nov. 29. Lord Archibald Hamilton [his petition is read]. To be sent to the Commissioners of the Navy to certify what they think reasonable to be allowed and what hath been done in the like cases. Ibid., p. 143.
[? Nov.] 21. Tho. James [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Nov. 25. [The] answer [from the] Officers and Agent of Col. Jones's Regiment [is] read.
Nov. 29. Ed. Jackson [his petition is read and] ref[erred to the] Salt Commissioners.
The letter from the Lords Justices of Ireland [dated] 17 Oct. 1710 about the pension of 300l. per an. to trustees for Lord Power [which] was read 28 Oct. 1710 [and ordered] to be laid before the Queen was read to the Queen 29 Nov. Her Majesty thinks one pension enough. No more was intended.
The letter from the Lords Justices of Ireland [dated] 17 Oct. 1710 with the Representation [from the] Commissioners [for the poor] Palatines [which] was read 28 Oct. 1710 [and ordered] to be laid before the Q[ueen] was read to the Q[ueen] 29 Nov. 1710. Send these to the D[uke] of Ormonde. Ibid., p. 163.
Nov. 20. Mary De Lisle [my Lords read the] rep[ort from the] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [on her petition]. My Lords cannot advise the granting this pension.
Capt. Leake vide C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Nov. 21. Jno. Long [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
[My Lords read the] letter signed "Legion." To be sent to the Com[missioners of] Ex[cise].
Nov. 27. Dr. Tho. Lower [my Lords read the] rep[ort from the Army Accounts] Comptrollers. My Lords have no objection to this report; it appearing that Lieut. Col. Lower deceased was overpaid. Ibid., p. 183.
Nov. 6. Sir Ja. Montague [my Lords read his petition] for a dormant warrant for payment of his pension at the Exchequer. Ordered.
Nov. 10. The Duke of Marlborough's letter to Mr. Lowndes [is read]. My Lords will order the remittances as soon as they know how much the money will amount to. As to the extraordinaries, send an abstract to Mr. Bridges to [let my Lords] know his answer [thereto].
[Nov.] 6. Richard Mead [my Lords read the] rep[ort from] Mr. Brydges [on his petition]. Referred to the Auditors to know if they have any objection to this.
Hen. Meriton [my Lords read the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners of] Ex[cise]. Agreed.
Nov. 27. Jno. Millicent [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Agents for Taxes to report whether his accounts be cleared and what is due to him.
Nov. 29. Ben. Matthews, late Receiver General [of Taxes] for Cos. Northampton and Rutland [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] Agents for Taxes. Ibid., p. 203.
Nov. 6. My Lords read Geo. Newland [his] letter dated 3 Nov. 1710 pro Ellinor James. Send this to the C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. Ibid., p. 223.
[Nov. 29.] [My Lords read the] rep[ort from the] D[uke of] Ormonde [concerning] Capt. [Hugh] Owen [his petition for a pension]. To be laid before the Q[ueen. See Treasury Board Papers CXXVI, No. 28.] Ibid., p. 247.
Nov. 6. "Sir Geo. Parker and Mr. Goring's deputation" [my Lords consider same]. Ref[er] this matter to Mr. Att[orney General] and Mr. Sol[icitor General] who are to hear Mr. Baker and Mr. Gosselin for the Queen and the petitioner or his counsel and to give their opinion whether the petitioner be liable in point of law and equity.
William Palmes, supra, p. 582. Ref[erred] to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint.
Nov. 27. Jno. Parker [his petition is read]. Ref[erred] to the present Attorney General and [the Queen's Remembrancer is] to stay process till Mr. Att[orney General] has made his report.
Lord Power vide Lords Justices of Ireland.
Palatines Commissioners vide Lords Justices of Ireland. Ibid., p. 263.
Nov. 2. Geo. Roossell [his petition is read]. Ref[erred] to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners].
Nov. 21. [My Lords read the] rep[ort from the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. Send this to the Att[orney General] and if he has no objection he may put off the trial till next term.
Nov. 6. [My Lords read] Sir Alexander Rigby [his] Representation. [Referred to] Mr. Baron Scrope [in Scotland] to certify the fact and what [is] the pretence for it. [Send word to the] Commissioners of Salt Duty here [in London] to advise my Lords in this. Make an extract of this paragraph and send it to the C[ommissioners of the] C[ustoms] here [in London].
Nov. 6. Nov. 27. [My Lords read the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners] of the Salt Duties. Send this to Mr. Attorney [General] to consider and give his opinion.
Nov. 20. [My Lords read a petition from] Renaud André relating to frauds committed by several belonging to the Lustring Company. Ref[erred to the] C[ustoms] C[ommissioners]. T 4/18, p. 283.
Nov. 6. Capt. Ed. Spragg [my Lords read the] rep[ort from the] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. To know whether this gentleman had not leave to sell [his commission] when he came from Portugal.
[My Lords read a] letter to them dated 4 Nov. 1710 from Peter Shakerley with an account of Northwich Hundred, Co. Chester. To be sent to the Agents for Taxes, who are to consider and report if this method may not be made general.
Nov. 20. Tho. Sidney, Comptroller of Excise [my Lords read the] rep[ort from the] C[ommissioners] of Ex[cise]. To be put among the Queen's papers.
Nov. 29. Read to the Q[ueen]. Respited.
Jno. Smith [his petition is considered. See supra, p. 595, under date Sept. 18]. My Lords can do nothing in it; the petitioner having no legal demand.
Nov. 21 Nath. Smith, Collector [of] Liverpool [his petition is read]. There is no precedent for this.
Samuel Shepherd et al. [their petition referred to the Treasury by] order [of the Privy] C[ouncil]. The report [from] Mr. Walpole [thereon] was read 18 Sept. 1710 [whereon my Lords ordered] send this back to Mr. Walpole to inform himself and my Lords, as well as he can, of the amount of this loss and what consideration he thinks reasonable to be made to the petitioners for the same in the manner he proposes.
Nov. 27. [My Lords read the] re-rep[ort from] Mr. Walpole. Send a copy of this to the King of Spain's Minister to know if he has any objection.
Nov. 27. The Salt Duties Commissioners' report [on the] affidavits relating to several quantities of salt brought in the Packet Boats from Lisbon and landed at Falmouth without payment of Duty. Read.
Capt. Ed. Spragg [his] answer [see supra, under date Nov. 6 is read]. The petitioner having sold one commission there appears no ground for any further favour.
[My Lords read a fresh petition from] the widow and administratrix of Major General Shrimpton [on whose petition the] rep[ort from] Mr. Bridges [was] read 15 July 1710 [whereon my Lords ordered] the 244l. to be paid when there is money for it. [Her present petition is] ref[erred] to the present Secretary at War.
Roger Slingar's letter vide Mr. Brydges, supra, p. 598. Ibid., p. 307.
Nov. 20. Martin Tucker [his petition is read]. Ref[erred to the] C[ommissioners of the] Revenue in Ireland.
[My Lords read the] memorial relating to a grant of an annuity of 1,000l. for 21 years to commence when there shall be a farm of the tin in Cornwall. Ref[erred to the] Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] to state the fact. Ibid., p. 331.
Nov. 29. Sir Charles Wager [his petition concerning a grant of royal mines in Jamaica is] read to the Q[ueen]: who orders] a new grant to be made: but send to Mr. Att[orney General] to advise how the first grant may be avoided and how the new grant should commence.
The answer of the [Assessment] Commissioners for the Land Tax for the [royal palaces of] Whitehall &c. pursuant to her Majesty's commands of 6 Sept. 1710 [was] read the 27 Sept. 1710 [whereupon her Majesty then decided that] her Majesty some time before the Session will order some small part [to be paid for the assessments on her Household servants: the said Commissioners' further petition hereon is now] read to the Q[ueen who] ordered 1,000l. Ibid., p. 379.
Nov. 27. Jno. Knackston [his] answer [is] read, Mr. Knackston and Mr. Churchill being present.
Nov. 29. The Duke of Queensberry's letter [being read to the Queen 27 Sept. 1710 whereupon her Majesty ordered the Lord Treasurer to instruct the Secretary at War] to prepare a [royal] warrant for transferring Sir William Douglas's pension of 547l. 10s. 0d. per an. to his son Col. Cha. Douglas.
[Hereon a further letter from the said Duke is now] read to the Q[ueen]. The Queen will speak to the Duke of Queensberry. Ibid., p. 399.