|1709||1. A parcel of papers containing many particulars of the poor Palatines, mostly Protestants, who came as refugees to England between May and December 1709, for whose support, provision, and settlement the Government made various arrangements.|
The papers show their names and numbers. There were 1,283 shipped from Rotterdam on 23 May, 2,926 more on 5 June, 2,776 more on 15 July, and 1,433 on 27 July. It was proposed to fit up a large rope yard at Deptford for some of them. Some were encamped at Blackheath and some at Camberwell. On the 23rd of June 1,000 tents had been ordered for them.
An order of 28 July of the committee appointed to manage these affairs directs that 500 of the most numerous families, entirely Protestants and as nearly related as possible, should be sent to Ireland. They were to be such as had been employed in husbandry and in the linen manufacture. Another paper shows that 800 families were actually sent.
A proposal of Col. Hunter was made in December to settle 3,000 of them in the province of New York for the production of naval stores there. This was approved of by the Council of Trade, and a scheme is given for the beneficial employment of their labour. This scheme was to be carried out and the Palatines were to sail on 2 Jan. 1709–10. (See letter of Robert Hunter, 17 Dec 1709.)
There was also a proposal to settle 600 of them in the Island of Scilly.
A considerable number were sent back to Holland.
Between 16 May 1709 and 28 Jan. 1709–10 52,539l. had been paid by Spencer Compton, Esq., for the Palatines. [An account of these Palatines is given in Annals of the Reign of Queen Anne for 1709, pp. 166–168, and in Tindal's continuation of Rapin, Vol. II., p. 148.]
|2. Establishment of the garrisons from which the reductions are to be made to bring the charge thereof within the sum of 23,400l. voted by Parliament for that use. After 1708. 3 pages.|
|3. Petitions of Captain John Davys to the House of Commons, and to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland. Also two resolutions of the House.|
There are further a similar petition of Lieut. Thomas Denny, and two certificates relative to his half-pay of 3s. a day. ? 1709.
|4. Draft of warrant [to the Attorney General] to prepare a bill to discharge certain lands in Denton, and a messuage at Great Yarmouth, in the county of Norfolk, of which lands, &c. Samuel Pacy, late of “Lowestoff,” in the co. of Suffolk, Esq., died possessed, and of which Nathaniel Newton, of Beccles, in the same county, was the purchaser. ? 1709. 3¼ pages.|
|5. “Abstract of ye monys chargeable to several regiments under Mr Brydge's care for arms, &c. đd out of her Maty's stores, according to an accot thereof exhibited from ye Board of Ordnance, shewing how much thereof has been deducted from the said regiments, and what remains to be deducted.” ? 1709. [The date inferred from many of the names of the Colonels agreeing with a list of the land forces in the Present State of Great Britain for 1708, pp. 622 et seq., and a few of the regiments having changed their colonels.] 1¼ pages.|
|6. List of pensions granted out of the revenues of Ireland since the year 1703. ? 1709. 3 pages.|
|7. Memorial of Lady Mary Cochran and William Cochran, Esq., her husband. The deceased Alexr, Earl of Kincarden, her father, attended King Charles II. in exile, and there contracted debts which swallowed up his estate. He was at that time married to Mons. Summerdike's daughter, with whom he had a very great portion, half of which he lent to the King, who in consideration thereof settled upon Lady Mary's brother Alexander a pension of 500l. per ann.; and her Majesty having settled the same pension [or rather a like pension] on him, 9,000l. were owing on these two pensions. Her Majesty had promised to continue the pension of her brother to the Lady Mary. Mr Cochran being a freeholder in four counties in Scotland, joined his interest with those recommended by her Majesty's servants, who were every one elected. At the last election of the nobility, he also brought over Lord Temple to vote for the Queen's servants. Mr Cochran, being tutor or guardian to the Earl of Dundonald, who voted at the last election of the nobility, was summoned in December last to appear before the House of Lords by the Earl of Glasgow and others, to prove that the Earl of Dundonald was not of age, where he had ever since attended; and had not Mr Cochran come, the Earls of Lowden, Glasgow, and Weymess would have been thrust out of the House of Peers, they having carried their election by only one vote. Mr Cochran had likewise lost two sons in her Majesty's service within the last two years; one of them, Lieut. of the Eagle man-of-war, was drowned with Sir Cloudesley Shovel, the other, a cornet in Lord Stair's dragoons, was drowned on the coast of Holland, whilst carrying over recruits. Mr Cochran had the burgh of Culross in Scotland entirely depending on him. As to Sir Alexander Bruce's pretensions to be Earl of Kincarden, the last Scotch parliament remitted the point of right to the Lords of Session, who decreed that the honours of the Earl of Kincarden were legally conveyed to memorialist's wife and her heirs, and as to Sir Alexander's pretensions to any part of the pension, he had opposed the Union with all the interest he could make, at the same time that the memorialist was sent to the shire of Air to prevent their signing an address against the Union, which he accomplished. [Undated, but Sir Cloudesley Shovel was lost 21 Oct. 1707, and this appears to be about two years after, viz. 1709.] 2 pages.|
|8. Memorial of Mr William Drummond, Warden of Her Majesty's Mint at Edinburgh, to the Lord High Treasurer. Prays to be preferred to the office of master and worker of the Mint at Edinburgh, vacant by the death of George Allardise. The Mint at Edinburgh had been assimilated to that at the Tower, and there had been 320,995l. 19s. 6d. coined up to Dec. 1708. ? End of 1709. Compare North Britain Book, Vol. II., p. 164. 1 page.|
|9. Copy of an order of the Court of Exchequer, dated in 1709, in relation to some goods seized by the officers of the Customs at Penzance, and claimed as perquisites of the Admiralty.|
The copy probably made later. 1 page.
|10. Proposal for raising 245,000l. by laying a duty on the retailers of ale, beer, brandy, and strong waters, for licences yearly. Undated. 2 pages.|
|11. Memorial of Lieut.-Col. James Campbell to the Queen, praying for a brevet as colonel, as he was promised by the Duke of Marlborough at the battle of Mons. Undated. 1 page.|
|12. A proposal “to render the paying interest every 3/m on Navy Bills practicable and easy.” 1 large page.|
|13. Petition of Matthew Poole, late Captain Lieut. and Adjutant in Col. Toby Caulfield's regiment of foot, complaining that the Col. had deprived him of his post as adjutant, and would not pay him the disbursements he had made out of his own pocket for subsisting his company in Spain after the Col. was taken prisoner; prays a stop to be put on money payable by the Government to the Col., to satisfy his (the Adjutant's) demands, and that he might be provided for in H.M. service.|
His acct of disbursements. 9 pages or parts.
|14. Representation to the Right Honble the Barons of Exchequer by Alexr Kirkwood as to his office of clerk to the “Burrow rolls” of Scotland, 1709. And an affidavit as to the loss of his fees since the Union, &c. 2 parts of pages.|
|15. An establishment of officers and other persons for the service of a train of artillery in Spain, consisting of twenty field pieces. 2 pages.|
|16. Memorial of Mr Lionel Herne and Mr Samuel Edwards to the Ld High Treasurer to be appointed to offices in connection with the circulation of new Exchequer bills for 2,500,000l. intended to be issued for the service of the war. [They had held office for 12 years since the Exchequer bills were first issued in 1697.]|
Minuted:—“My Lord having consulted the bank on this petic[i]on, they are of opinion that the petrs are ye fittest p[er]sons that can be employed in this service.” 1 page.
|17. Account of what remains due to clear the fees and salaries at the Exchequer to Christmas 1709. 1½ pages.|
|18. Several papers relating to funds for the public service, grants by Parliament for forces in Spain and Portugal, apportionment of remainder of funds, &c.|
|19. An account of the several sums demanded by Mr Howe for subsistence for the troops under his care for the year 1709. 1½ pages.|
|20. An account of some extraordinary charges of the war already incurred and not provided for by Parliament.|
Particulars of the sum of 301,748l. 7s. 11d. granted by Parliament for the extraordinaries of the war, anno 1709. 5 pages.
|21. An account of her Majesty's proportion of subsidies payable to the allies pursuant to the treaties, for the year 1709. 1 page.|
|22. “An abstract of the several patents for the office of King and Queen's printers.” Undated. 1½ pages.|
|23. A saving proposed to be made on the establishment of guards and garrisons, towards defraying the charge of the garrison of Annapolis, and for other uses. [Undated, but 1709 or later, as Mordant, who is mentioned in the paper, was then made Lieut.-General.] 1 page.|
|24. Petition of John Owen, “chirurgeon” general of the Carbineer Islands in Newfoundland, for the expenses of his voyage from Newfoundland, coming with letters to her Majesty and the Earl of Sunderland on the taking of Fort William. 1½ pages.|
|25. State of the remittances for Holland and Flanders. Also memoranda of what was saved on the Lisbon exchange, &c. 1 page.|
|26. “An essay how to raise above one million sterling per annum by an equal and easy tax.”|
The tax proposed was upon hides. Undated. An Act for laying duties on hides was passed in 1710. See Historical Accounts of all Taxes (printed 1735), p. 358. 3 pages.
|27. Memorial of Sir Robert Forbes and James Grahame, Esquire, judges of the High Court of Admiralty in Scotland, to the Lord High Treasurer, for a suitable salary to be annexed to the office. 1709.|
[The particulars of a further application on this subject are entered in North Britain book, Vol. II., p. 164.] 1 page.
|28. “Warrant for a gift of the office of Chamberlainary of Fyfe to the Earl of Roseberry. 1709.” Unsigned and dates not filled in. 1 large page.|
|29. Two certificates in favour of the four orphans of Lieut. John Calder, killed by the enemy in a campaign in the year 1708, viz., for continuing to them the pension granted to the widow (who had also died). 2 pages.|
|30. “Copies of two memorials from the Postmasters General about the office of Postmaster at Edinburgh, and for a warrant for passing the letters of the Duke of Queensborough's office in like manner with the other two Secretaries of State.” ? Enclosures in some paper for the year 1709. 4½ pages.|
|31. Letter of [M. de] Medina to the Lord High Treasurer, complaining that there was due to him 30,325l. 15s. on account of advances for bread and bread waggons, and begging his Lordship to order him 20,000l. in Exchequer bills without delay. He would wait for three or four weeks for the remainder, and solemnly declared that his occasions were so very pressing that they could not admit of longer delay. Perhaps 1709 or 1710. 1 page.|
|32. Abstract of several commissions for Scotland for grant of pensions. 1709 by comparison with North Britain book, Vol. II. 1¼ pages.|
|33. State of the off reckonings of the French regiment of dragoons sent under the Earl of Rivers anno. 1706. ? Drawn out in 1708 or 1709. 1 page.|
|34. Account of money ordered and expended for carrying on prosecutions for riots or any other prosecutions, ordered since her Majesty's accession by the crown, or carried on at the expense of the Crown, “that have concerned any borough or place that have right to send members to Parliament.” Undated, but ? 1709. 1 page.|
|35. The case of William Eliot, John Mac Culloch, and John Graham, sureties for Robert Elliot, late collector of the salt duties at Portsea. 1 page.|
|36. An estimate of the sums necessary to be supplied to the paymr of the guards, garrisons, &c., for the service to the 22th of December 1710. ? End of 1709 or beginning of 1710. 1 page.|
|37. “An estimate of the charge of the office of Her Majties Ordnance for the year 1710. For land service.” 1 page.|
|38. “Accompt of sums appropriated for payment of English debts, and to continue to Augt 1710 or thereabouts.”|
“An estimate of what may be the smallest quota of an equivalent to be demanded by Scotland on accot of taking a proporc[i]onable burthen of the debts of England contracted before the Union of the two kingdoms.” ? 1708 or 1709. 2 pages.
|39. “An accot of some extraordinaries of the war not provided for by Parliamt, as far as they have been hitherto adjusted.”|
“Expenses of the war not yet incurred,” and “An abstract showing the disposition of the two sums following (220,000l. and 50,000l.) granted last session of Parliamt for services of the war in the Low Countries.” ? End of 1709 or later. 3 pages.
|40. Petition to the Lord High Treasurer (Godolphin) from Francis Brydges, Esq., cashier to the Comrs for management of the salt duties, for an addition to his salary to pay his clerks, &c. Undated, but ? 1709 or 1710, in Godplphin's time.|
Minuted:—“16 Jan. 1712. My Lord will speak to ye Comrs when they come. 400li per ann. for himself & assistants.” 1 page.
|41. Copy of report of the Board of General Officers to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) on the petition of Captain Richard Woolsley as to his commission in Brigadier Wolsely's regiment, as to money expended by him in supporting the title to forfeited lands taken away by the act of resumption, as to his half-pay, &c. ? 1709 or 1710. [The Earl of Wharton then Lord Lieut.] 2 pages.|
|42. Certificate of S. Godolphin, Auditor to the Paymasters General of the forces in Ireland, that George Howell, Esq., late Recr Genl of land tax for Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, and Pembroke, had supplied a certain sum for raising recruits. Undated, but ? 1709 or 1710. 1 page.|
|43. Petition of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster to the Ld Treasurer (Godolphin). There was in a chapel at Whitehall a marble altar piece, that was afterwards removed to Hampton Court Palace, and had remained in the stores there for many years; pray that he will intercede with her Majesty to give the same to their church, as a lasting monument of her royal munificence. Perhaps about 1709 or 1710.|
Minuted:—“The Queen is pleased to grant this.” 1 page.