Volume 120
January 3-February 28, 1710


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'Volume 120: January 3-February 28, 1710', Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 4: 1708-1714 (1974), pp. 159-168. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84927 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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January 3–February 28, 1710

Jan. 3.
1. Lord Chief Baron J. Smith (Scotland) to Mr Baron Scrope. Some of the principal merchants desired to come to a composition in relation to the late seizures [of wines], and were willing to advance pretty considerably above the Spanish duty, and if they could agree as to the quantum a composition might be arrived at. The difficulty in these cases was, that the Crown had a fine instead of a duty, which would make these compositions turn to the diminution of the Customs, &c. Had received the warrants for payment of the invalids, and to empower them [i.e., the barons] to act in disposing of the “bursarys,” &c. Had written to the Lord Treasurer in relation to the compositions. Would trouble him ere long in relation to some conferences with the Lords of Sessions about the extent of the jurisdiction of their court. Dated 3 Jan. 1709. 2½ pages, quarto.
Jan. 3.2. The same to the Lord [High Treasurer] on the subject of the composition referred to, and much to the same effect as the last. Two of the most considerable merchants were willing to pay 30l. a ton, which was about 8l. more than the Spanish duty, and he did not know but that they might be brought to do something higher. Same date. 2 pages.
Jan. 4.3. “Extract of Collo Park, his com[m]ission for being Govr of ye Leward Charibbee Islands in America, bearing date in April 1705.” Certified as a true copy 4 Jan. 1709–10. ½ page.
Jan. 6.4. Report of Charles Dering, Auditor General, to the Lords Justices of Ireland, on the petition of John Pratt, Esq., Constable of the Castle of Dublin, praying to be allowed 10s. a day (the former salary of the office) instead of 20l. per ann. which he enjoyed; advising that her Majesty might reasonably grant the allowance prayed for, from the death of Lady Stephens, relict of Sir John Stephens, previous governor, whose lady had a pension in consideration of the services of her husband. Dated 6 Jan. 1709. 1½ pages.
Jan. 9.5. Report of the Surveyor General (Travers) to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of the Rt Hon. the Earl of Rochester, in respect to certain coppices in Whichwood forest, co. Oxon. It being desired to add two new lives after the petitioner, the surveyor thought the estate might reasonably be granted for a fine of 350l., reserving the old rent of 40l. a year. Dated 9 Jan. 1709.
The memorial, also a warrant from the Lord High Treasurer for making a new lease for 99 years to the memorialist. Dated 5 April 1710. 4 pages.
Jan. 14.6. Officers of Ordnance to the Duke of Marlborough. Representing the necessities of their office. The artificers were nearly two years behind in payment, their debentures carried no interest; some had been sold at 30 per cent. discount. The Lord High Treasurer had been pressed to order 90,000l., but had ordered them to dispose of tallies for 30,000l. which the Bank had promised to discount, but had only paid 8,000l. This 30,000l. would only pay bills of exchange, subsist the trains abroad, &c. It was absolutely necessary that 37,000l. should be speedily paid to the artificers, and it was reasonable that their debentures should carry interest equal with the Navy and other offices. Dated 14 Jan. 1709–10. 1 page.
Jan. 16.7. “A comparison of the two lottery annuitys with a fund of redeemable interest at 4, 5 and 8 p[er] cent, p[er] annum for 16, 32, 42 and 99 years in way of amount or increase.”
Similar comparison in way of rebate. January 16, 1708–10. 2 large pages.
Jan. 17.8. Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Had referred the petition of Captain George Lyndon to the Lords Justices of Ireland, whose letter with the report of the Auditor General he enclosed and agreed with the grant of a pension of 3s. a day as advised. Dated 17 Jan. 1709–10.
The letter of the Lords Justices and the petition, but the report is not with them. 3 pages.
[The warrant for this pension is entered in the Irish Book, Vol. VI., p. 168.]
Jan. 17.9. Thomas Sleford to the Lord High Treasurer. As several branches of the public credit were at a discount, and some very high, he proposed a remedy. Dated 17 Jan. 1709.
Docquetted:—“Mr Sleford's proposal for raising money.”
The proposal referred to. 4 pages.
Jan. 18.10. Report of the Postmasters General (Frankland and Evelyn) to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Susan and Jacob Meares, relating to Mr Dummer's contract with the Post Office to carry the West India correspondence, on Mr Dummer's answer thereto, and on Mrs Meares' rejoinder. Mr Dummer had entered into partnership with the above persons without the knowledge of the postmasters, who had since endeavoured unsuccessfully to get the differences between them settled by arbitration. They (the postmasters) were of opinion that the carrying on of trade by the packet boats was a detriment to the correspondence by delaying the sailing of the boats.
The postage of letters and freight of passengers was 5,000l. deficient in two years, which was deducted from Mr Dummer's allowance of 12,000l. per annum out of the Post Office. The contract was cancelled, and a new one entered on. Mr Dummer acted very unfairly in not communicating with his partners upon the new contract, and they appeared entitled to a share in the same, and to a proportion of her Majesty's favour in remitting the deficiency in the former one. Dated 18 Jan. 1709. 4½ pages.
There are also some other comments in relation to the arbitration. ¾ pages.
Jan. 20.11. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition to her Majesty of Alexander Rippon and Robert Duncomb, for themselves and others. Petitioners' ships were seized by a French privateer, and they ransomed them sending the mates as hostages, who remained at Calais in great misery. The wines on board the ships being afterwards seized by the officers of customs, the owners refused to pay the ransom. Though the case was very compassionate, yet as the duties were strictly appropriated by Parliament, they did not see how the petitioners could be relieved. Dated 20 Jan. 1709.
Minuted:—“5 Apr. 1710. My Lord agrees in opinion with ye Comrs of Customes.” 1 page.
Jan. 20.12. Memorial of several members of the House of Commons (Ireland) to the Lord Lieut. (Wharton) respecting encouragement of the manufacture of linen cloth in Ireland. In the Linen Bill passed the last session, the word “importer” was, in the engrossment of the bill in England, inserted by mistake instead of the word “exporter,” by which the intended encouragement was taken away. There is a note of its delivery on the back, on 20 Jan. 1709. 1 page.
Jan. 20.13. Report of the Auditor General (Charles Dering) to the Lords Justices of Ireland on the petition of Edward Carr and William Cliffe, Esqres, administrators of William Carr, Esq., deceased, praying payment of an arrear of pension of 300l. per ann. granted to the deceased: notifying what would be due if the Queen thought fit to allow the claim. Dated 20 Jan. 1709. 2 pages.
Jan. 21.14. Report of certain Commrs (of whom the Archbishop of Canterbury was one) to her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State (Sunderland), respecting the amount collected on account of the storm brief, as well as the amount distributed to those left in distress by the dreadful storm in November 1703. Dated 21 Jan. 1709–10.
Also the particular of the receipts and disbursements, and a petition of the poor widows, mothers, and orphans. 4 pages.
Jan. 23.15. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer in relation to the frequent applications they received from collectors of the out-ports, for an augmentation of their salaries. They observed that the salaries were not always proportioned to the service of the ports, and to the hazard the collectors ran in remitting the money to the Receiver General. Conceived it might be very much for the service, that whilst patents were granted for customers where an out-port collection became vacant, the customer should be obliged to do the duty of collector, by himself or sufficient deputy, for his patent salary and fees, with such an allowance for clerks as his Lp thought meet, &c. Dated 23 Jan. 1709.
Minuted:—“Read 31 Jan. 1709. When there happens a vacancy of a collr, my Lord will consider the particular case as to that port.” 2½ pages.
Jan. 23.16. Henry Bagshaw to William Lowndes, Esq. “Proposal to raise a yearly fund of at least 60,000li and probably 100,000li per ann. without charge in collecting or any damage to trade.” The proposal was to put a three half-crown stamp on all licences of retailers of ale and beer, and on coffee houses and retailers of punch. Dated 23 Jan. 1709. 1 page.
Jan. 2417. The Earl of Sunderland's reference to the Lord High Treasurer of the petition of William Hamill, agent and trustee for the officers and soldiers that served in the garrisons of Londonderry and “Inneskilling.” Dated [24] Jan. 1709–10.
The petition, in which Hamill says he had expended 4,000l. about this business.
Similar reference and copy of petition to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 4 pages.
[400l. bounty was granted to William Hamill out of the revenues of Ireland by warrant of 16 May 1710. See Irish Book, Vol. 6, p. 187.]
Jan. 25.18. Affidavit of Daniel Heatly, gent., clerk and deputy in the Cursitor's Office, as to the falling off in the receipts of the office by the passing of the Act against the further growth of popery and the Act for recovery of civil bills. Dated 25 Jan. 1709. 1 page.
Jan. 26.19. Memorial of the Comrs of Prizes to the Lord High Treasurer for payment of the incident charges of their office. Dated 26 Jan. 1709. 1 page.
Jan. 26.]
20. Order in Council on the petition of the owners, freighters, and others concerned in the ship Worcester seized, condemned, and sold in Scotland, the commander whereof was executed: referring the matter to the Lord High Treasurer to examine and report thereon. Dated 26 Jan. 1709.
Minuted:—“My Lord directs that an account be laid before him of what remaines due to seamen of the ship Worcr, and how much they rep[ai]d out of the money that has been already paid to the owners & freighters.”
Report made thereon (unsigned and undated), the petition above referred to, and two other petitions on the same subject. 6¼ pages.
Jan. 26.21. Comrs of Victualling to Mr Lowndes. Acquaint him for his Lordship's information in respect to the petition of Edward Harle, Esq., what the state of the case between him and the Comrs was. He failed in a contract to supply pork for the navy, which failure had resulted in a suit against him. Dated 26 Jan. 1709.
Minuted:—“Read 27 Janry 1709.”
The petition. 2 pages.
Jan. 27.22. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Joseph Addison, Esq., who by the surrender of Cusac Baldwin was in possession of the office of Keeper of the Records in the Birmingham Tower in Ireland. To make the office thoroughly useful, it was necessary that the papers and records there should be carefully examined, methodically digested, faithfully transcribed, and referred to in proper catalogues, which would require several hands and a diligent attendance. The petitioner asked for a suitable salary. The Lord Lieut. approved of the work being proceeded with, and advised that a salary of 500l. a year should be given for the same, to be continued only during the petitioner's life. Dated London, 27 Jan. 1709.
Minuted:—“To be laid before the Queen. 400li a year.”
The petition. 4 pages.
[The warrant for the 400l. a year is entered in the Irish Book, Vol. 6, p. 148.]
Jan. 27.23. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Recommends Captain de Lom to be replaced upon the military list of the establishment at 3s. 6d. a day. Dated London, 27 Jan. 1709–10. 2 pages, quarto.
[The warrant for this 3s. 6d. day is entered in Irish Book, Vol. 6, p. 154.]
Jan. 28.24. N. S. to William Lowndes, Esq., M.P. Proposes a duty of 1d. or 2d. a pound on “castle soap,” and 2s. or more on journeymen tailors, in consideration of an Act to be passed to prevent women and girls making mantos (mantles) and petticoats. These young women were many of them such as were proud and lazy, and would not go to service. He also proposes a duty on wigs, shoes, “firbulo” scarfs, and 12d. in the pound on the incomes of all ministers in the Church of England and on Presbyterians. Dated 28 Jan. 1709. 1 page.
Jan. 28.25. Report of William Blathwayt to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Thomas Byerley, Esq., Collector and Receiver General of her Majesty's Revenues in New York, whose salary was paid to Comrs executing the office till his arrival. He was afterwards suspended from his office by Lord Cornbury, and claimed his salary during both the times of his suspension. His salary had been paid to Peter Fauconier, who fulfilled the duties. There was no direct precedent for the case, but it was usual on the death of a governor in the plantations for his successor to allow one moiety of his salary to the person executing the office. Leaves the matter to be settled by his Lordship. Dated 28 Jan. 1709.
Minuted:—“28 Augt 1710. Agreed according to ye report.” [The meaning of this minute is not very clear.]
The petition. 4 pages.
Jan. 30.26. Lord Chamberlain (Kent) to the Lord [High Treasurer]. By her Majesty's command had agreed with Mr Hubert for two diamond rings of 200l. each, which had been presented by the Queen respectively to Mons. De Sand, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Mecklenburgh, and Baron Haguen, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of “Wolfenbottle.” Desired his Lordship to order the payment. Dated 30 Jan. 1709–10. 1 page.
Jan. 31.27. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland to the Lord High Treasurer. Sends the petition of Captain Pratt, Constable of Dublin Castle, with a letter from the Lords Justices and the report of the Auditor General of Ireland, which shows that the petitioner's predecessor had an allowance of 10s. a day. Submits to his Lordship the propriety of granting the same to the petitioner. Dated London, Jan. 31, 1709.
Minuted:—“19 Apr. 1710. My Lord cannot advise this.” 1 page, quarto.
Jan. 31.28. Report of the Lords Justices of Ireland to the Lord Lieut. on the petition of Thomas Carr, Esq. They referred the same to the Attorney General for Ireland by whose report (enclosed) the Lord Lieut. would see that the petitioner's office of Cursitor, before the passing the Acts against the further growth of popery, and for recovery of debts by civil bills, amounted to about 300l. per ann., but was and would be diminished about one-fifth. 800l. would be a reasonable compensation to him. Dated Dublin Castle, 31 Jan. 1709.
The report referred to. 4 pages.
[There is a warrant dated 26 Apr. 1710 for the payment of 800l. to him in the Irish Book, Vol. 6, p. 162.]
Jan. 31.29. Peter Shakerley to William Lowndes, Esq. The merchants of the city of Chester were much damaged in their shipping in that port by the loading places being so exposed to the westerly winds, and they had been at great expense in suing out a commission for appointing other places nearer the city, where their ships might lie in safety. The commission was executed and returned to the Exchequer in due form, but was removed to the Custom House and there detained. Asks that the enclosed papers which were copies of what were sent might be laid before the Lord High Treasurer (the originals being mislaid) for the despatch of his Lp's orders thereon. Dated Westminster, 31 Jan. 1709.
The papers mentioned, which show the boundaries of the places referred to.
Minuted:—“The reports of ye Comrs and officers are to be lookt out, or copys of them sent from the Comrs.” 5 pages.
Jan. 31.30. Report of the officers of the Mint to the Lord High Treasurer. Their opinion was, that the pixes of both the Mints (viz. at Edinburgh and the Tower) should be tried together at Westminster, in one of her Majesty's houses, after the usual manner, so that the offices of the Mint at Edinburgh might have timely notice to send or bring up their pix to London. A new furnace should be erected for the purpose. Dated 31 Jan. 1709.
There are two minutes on the back. The second is:—“6 May 1710. My Lord will speak to my Lord Chancr to appoint some day in the beginning of August.” 1 page.
? Jan.31. S. de Medina to the Duke of Marlborough. Asks him to represent to her Majesty the expense and extraordinary loss of the petitioner during the last campaign, in order that he might be paid 219,866 florins as by the account annexed.
The account referred to. (Both French.) 4 pages.
Feb. 4.32. Certificate of Col. J. Dudley that John Bridger, Esq., her Majesty's Surveyor General, had been 105 days to the eastward at Piscataqua, Newichawanock, Exeter, Cochecho, York, &c, for tho preservation of her Majesty's woods. It was a chargeable and hazardous duty. Dated Boston, 4 Feb. 1709. 1 page, quarto.
Feb. 6.33. Report of the Postmasters General to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of Charles Povey, who had taken upon himself to set up a foot post, under the name of the half-penny carriage, and had appointed receiving-houses and several persons to receive and deliver letters for hire within the cities of London and Westminster and borough of Southwark. They (the Postmasters) had served him with a notice that he would be prosecuted if he did not desist on which he acquainted them (the Postmasters) he should not lay down the undertaking on their demand; that his case was not as Mr Dockwra's was, neither did we live under such a constitution as he did, when the penny post was first set up (that is, an arbitrary Government and bribed judges). He was ready to try the matter by law. They thereupon gave notice in the Gazette of Mr Povey's illegal undertaking, on which he printed his case in a public newspaper, and in a ridiculing and insulting manner, insinuated that if they composed the advertisement, they should be looked on as chargeable with the highest indiscretion, and it might rather be thought that some knavish solicitor was the author of it, &c. Mr Povey was served with a subpœna, as well as all the shopkeepers who had the receiving-houses. The latter desisted, but Mr Povey and his messengers continued to receive and deliver letters to the prejudice of the revenue of the Post Office. Mr Povey made the proposal to them (the Postmasters) referred to in his petition, but had misrepresented their answer. They had told him they could not enter into any treaty with him till the matter depending were determined by law, as other persons with as much right might set up a like project. They were of opinion that it was not advisable to enter into any treaty with him upon his proposals till the matter was decided by law. Dated 6 Feb. 1709.
The petition. 5 pages.
Feb. 7.34. Officers of Ordnance to the Lord High Treasurer. By the Duke of Marlborough's directions they lay before his Lp the balances of account due from “Mr Mordaunt, Treasurer;” and from “Mr Berty, Treasurer,” and ask for directions. Dated 7 Feb. 1709–10.
Minuted:—“10 Febry 1709. Write to these Trea[su]rers to pay their ballances.” 1 page.
Feb. 8.35. Mr Burchett to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Had received his letter with the copy of presentment from the Comrs of Customs and copies of affidavits. The commanders of some of her Majesty's ships had refused to permit the officers of customs to carry into her Majesty's warehouse the goods found on board them, to secure the customs therefrom. Orders had already been given to the captains of her Majesty's ships to permit the officers of customs to come on board, search and take account of the goods, but as to carrying them to the warehouse, the captains had no directions, nor did their Lordps of the Admiralty think it was intended that when ships came into port to be cleaned or refitted, the small quantities of wines or brandy which the captains and officers had purchased for sea store should be taken out to pay customs thereon. If the “Nonsuch” had not sailed their Lps would have made a strict inquiry as to the brandy on board, which their Lps did think was a great quantity, and the captain would have been punished if he could not have given satisfactory reasons for the same. The “Colchester” had come up the river to be refitted, and the Spanish wine was for the captain's sea store. Their Lps would always punish any attempts to defraud the customs by trafficking in these sea stores. Dated Admiralty Office, 8 Feb. 1709–10.
The presentment and copies of four other documents. 9 pages.
Feb. 7 & 9.36. G. Whitcot to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Recommends his friend and countryman Mr John Clarke for an appointment as Queen's waiter or land-waiter. (Two letters.) Dated 7 and 9 Feb. 1709. 2 pages.
Feb. 10.37. Mr Burchet to Mr Lowndes. As to the issue of off-reckonings for the clothing of the marine regiments. Dated 10 Feb. 1709–10. 1 page, quarto.
Feb. 11.38. Comrs for Sick and Wounded to Mr Lowndes. Had examined the petition of Isaac Teal, apothecary of the army, concerning necessaries provided by him for Brigadier Whetham's expedition, which necessaries (the expedition being laid aside) were delivered to the Comrs, and a good part made use of in Portugal. They could only pay him according to the course of the office, except the Ld High Treasurer ordered them the money. Dated 11 Feb. 1709–10.
Minuted:—“Read 20 Feb. 1709.”
The petition. 2 pages.
April 5,
Feb. 11,
39. Copy of instructions to the agents for sick and wounded seaman at Port Mahon, Minorca, Gibraltar, and Lisbon. The earliest is dated 5 April 1707 and the latest 11 Feb. 1709–10. 21 pages.
Feb. 13.40. The memorial of the Postmasters General [to the Lord High Treasurer] for remitting the taxes laid on their officers' salaries, as by the annexed account of the taxes assessed on the clerks of the General Post Office for the year 1709. Dated 13 Feb. 1709. 3 pages.
Feb. 13.41. Report of the Controllers of the army to the Lord High Treasurer on the memorial of Captain William Ince, late Captain “en second” in the Lord Mountjoy's regiment, as to levy money detained from him, and abstracts of accounts refused him. Dated 13 Feb. 1709–10.
Minuted:—“Read 18 July 1710. My Lord thinks it is not in his power to make any order upon this report, but the petr (if he thinks fitt) may apply to the genll officers. But direct ye comptrs to inquire & certifie to my Lord how the muster rolls come to differ.”
The memorial and a state of the accounts. 5 pages.
Feb. 13.42. Report of Mr Philip Ryley to the Lord High Treasurer on the candle duty, and the revenues under the care of the Excise. Dated 13 Feb. 1709.
He observes:—“That in most cases when dutyes are laid on retaylers, the subject payes twice as much as the publique receives: a duty of ½d p[er] li. on candles will raise the chandlers price 1d. p[er] lib[ram] The 3d. p[er] bar. on ale now granting has already in severall places raised that comodity ½d. per quart, soe that for the addic[i]on of 3d. p[er] barrell, the subject in ye latter instance payes 5s. 4d.” 6 pages.
Feb. 14.43. A memorandum as to bills received by William Sloper from Henry Furnese, Bart. for the use of the Hon. James Brydges, Esq. Dated 14 Feb. 1709–10. 1 page, quarto.
Feb. 16.44. Report of Sir Isaac Newton to the Lord High Treasurer on the petition of James Allardes, son and representative to George Allardes, deceased, late master of the Mint in Edinburgh, about the allowance to be made in the accounts for the late coinage of silver moneys at Edinburgh: the question being whether he should be allowed according to the course of accounting in Scotland before the Union, or according to the course in the Tower of London. Shows the difference there would be in three methods of accounting. The amount coined was 104,227cwt. 10oz Troy. For paying all the accounts relating to that coinage, there was a deficiency in the funds of about 2,000 or 3,000l. Dated 16 Feb. 1709–10.
Copies of three clauses: (1) from the indenture of the Mint; (2) from her Majesty's warrant; (3) from a Scotch Act of Parliament. All the above are in Newton's hand.
“Minutes of the procedure of the Committee of Counsell, anent the Mint, with ye report to the counsell yrof and the counsells appro bation of the same and exoneration to the officers of the Mint, 1707.”
The petition above referred to. 14¾ pages.
Feb. 17.45. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lord High Treasurer in relation to their powers to remove from men-of-war into her Majesty's store houses all goods and merchandize prohibited and uncustomed. They had instructed their solicitor to prosecute the commanders of the “Colchester” and the “Nonsuch” for the wines, &c. on board their ships. Dated 17 Feb. 1709. 2 pages.
—“Read 23th Feb. 1709.”
[? About
Feb. 17.]
46. “An account showing what publique funds are now in being, how farr they are incumbered, and what are or are not appropriated.”
At the end is:—“The accot whereof this is a copy was by me p[re]sented to ye House on ye 17th Feb. 1709. W. L.” 7 large pages, imperfect.
Feb. 18.47. Comrs of Excise (Edinburgh) to the Lord High Treasurer. Had paid to Archibald Douglass, of Cavers, Esq., 6,071l. for payment of fees, salaries, and other charges for keeping the Courts of Session, Justiciary, and Exchequer. Dated Edinburgh, 18 Feb. 1709–10. 1 page.
Feb. 20.48. Mr Burchett to Mr Lowndes. Sends copies of two reports touching the seizure of a ship of the enemy by Captain Wood and others, that the Lord High Treasurer might consider what was proper to be allowed for the seizure: a claim having been made to the Admiralty for the same. Dated Admiralty Office, 20 Feb. 1709–10. 3¼ pages.
Feb. 22.49. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Wharton) to the Lord High Treasurer. Transmits the report of the Auditor General of Ireland, and a letter from the Lords Justices upon the petition of Thomas Burdet, Esq., and Honor, Countess of Ardglass. Offers no objection. Dated London, 22 Feb. 1709.
The petition, which prays for arrears of a pension due to the Countess from 1688 to 1694: also the report of the Lords Justices and the Auditor General on the same subject. 6 pages.
Feb. 24.50. Report of the Comrs of the Navy to Mr Lowndes on the petition of Sir Godfry Webster, Sir Thomas Webster, Sir Ranalph Knipe, and John Denew, owners of the “Yarmouth” frigate, for consideration on account of the delay of their ship employed in carrying stores to Kinsale Yard. Dated 24 Feb. 1709–10.
Feb. 28.51. Accounts of receipts and payments by the executrix of Sir Thomas Littleton, Bart., late Treasurer of her Majesty's navy. 31 Jan. to 28 Feb. 1709. 2 large pages.