|Feb. 17.||1. Ordnance memorial to the Lords of the Treasury about discounting 20,000li of malt tallies. Dated 17 Feb. 1710.|
Minuted:—“Read & agreed to.” ¾ page.
|Feb. 17.||2 & 3. Mr Burchett to Wm Lowndes, Esq. Sends copy of letter from Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, relating to the disposal of the perquisites of the Admiralty, to be laid before the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 17 Feb. 1710–11.|
The copy referred to.
Minuted:—“19th Feb. 1710. To be laid before the Queen.” 2¾ pages.
|4. Memorial of George Dalrymple, Esq., to the Lords of the Treasury. Was appointed her Majesty's discoverer of concealed rents in Scotland for life, with a salary of 100l. Upon the Union, when the establishment for Scotland was adjusted, his office, by oversight, was forgotten; prays for payment of his salary, and to be put on the establishment.|
Referred to Mr Baron Scroop on 19 Feb. 1710. 1 page.
|5. Memorial of Captain Lieut. Stephen Gillman to the Lords of the Treasury, praying that he might have the grant which the Duke of Marlborough had recommended, viz., 250l., to purchase Col. Kane's company of foot.|
Encloses a copy of his memorial to the Duke of Marlborough. “R. Febr. 19, 1710.” 2 parts of pages.
|Feb. 20.||6. Memorial of James Brydges to the Lords of the Treasury, praying for money to answer certain officers' widows' allowances, &c. Dated 20 Feb. 1710–11. 1 page.|
|Feb. 20.||7. Petition of Col. La Batie, in behalf of himself and above 20 officers of Count Nassau's late regiment of foot, to the Secretary at War, praying for their subsistence to 22 Dec. last. Having been taken at the battle of Almanza they were exchanged in March 1710, and had been in town ever since July in hopes of being employed.|
Minuted:—“To be referrd to the Treasury.”
The account of the subsistence. Dated 20 Feb. 1710–11. 2 pages.
|Feb. 21.||8. Memorial of Mr J. Bridges to the Lords of the [Treasury], praying directions concerning extraordinary payments for the garrison of Gibraltar, and that if their Lps ordered that for the future no payments should be made upon bills of exchange drawn from thence for carrying on the fortifications, &c., he might send instructions to Mr Morice at Lisbon. Dated Pay Office, 21 Feb. 1710–11.|
Minuted:—“It is the Queen's pleasure that the rules settled with his Grace the D. of Argyle, & entred in the Minute Book the 22th instant [see Vol. XVI., p. 159], concerning bills from Spain, be observed concerning ye bills from Gibraltar; that so paymts in the proper offices may be regularly made & accounted for, and Mr Bridges is to give notice accordingly.” 1 page.
|Feb. 21.||9. Report of the Attorney General (Sir Edward Northey) to the Lords of the Treasury. Had considered the petition of Henry Viscount Mountague, brother and heir of Francis, late Viscount Mountague, deceased; and the conveyance mentioned. The abstract thereof was true, and John Caryl, a surviving trustee, being living and attainted of high treason, one moiety of the estate vested in the trustees was vested in her Majesty; and the trusts could not be executed unless an act were passed as was desired. It was just that her Majesty should consent to such an act. Dated 21 Feb. 1710–11.|
The petition and abstract.
Minuted:—“23th Feb. 1710. The Lords Comrs of her Mat's Treasury direct Mr Lowndes to acquaint the Comtee upon a bill for sale of diverse mannors, &c. of the Lord Visct Montague, that her Majesty (upon hearing Mr Attorney's report of 21th instant) doth consent to such Act.” 3 pages.
|? Feb. 22.||10. “A list of ye officers and soldrs in Engld and prisrs and recruiting for the muster commencing the 24th Dec. 1710 and ending the 22d Febry follo.” 1 page, brief size.|
|Feb. 23.||11. Charles Caldecot to —. Had, as well by an address promoted and obtained by his interest against that of a whole party, as also in the elections of the city and county of Lincoln, endeavoured to advance the interest of the present ministry, and thought it the less presumption to ask a small favour, viz.:—to receive the next year's taxes for the parts of Lindsey in the co. of Lincoln. His own estate was sufficient to answer two thirds of the receipt, and the person who now received the taxes had no visible substance. If not thought a proper instrument, would not be easily disengaged from the service of a person who had rescued our constitution out of the mouth of destruction. Was pretty well assured of Lord Dartmouth's recommendation and of others. Dated Feb. 23, 1710–11.|
On the dorse is:—“Mr Caldicot to be receiver of Lincolne. R. Feb. 23, 1710–11. Negative. Rejected. See reason.”
On another paper is written:—“Mr Caldicot ofered 300 guineas for the employment to me.” 1 page and 2 lines.
|Feb. 24.||12. An abstract, signed J. Brydges, showing the distribution of the sum of 22,000l. Dated Pay Office, 24 Feb. 1710. 1 page.|
|Feb. 24.||13. Certificate of the Magistrates and Justices of the Peace of Aberdeen, that John Thomsone, master of the English school at Aberdeen, and others, the last of whom was Alexander Patersone, late “conveener” of trades of Aberdeen, swore that they knew the deceased James Douglas Baxter, burgess of Aberdeen [a bastard who died intestate], and that he was brought up in the said burgh a poor boy. They had seen him go through the town “in his mother's hand” getting charity; and the said John Thomsone further added that “he was learned” a while in the English school gratis as a poor scholar. Dated at Aberdeen. 24 Feb. 1710. Signed by the Justices and by the deponents. 1 page.|
|Feb. 24.||14. Report of J. Brydges to the Lords of the [Treasury] on the memorial of Mr Bonet, resident of the King of Prussia, about the supply and arrears requisite for recruiting the Prussian troops in Flanders and Italy. Dated Pay Office, 24 Feb. 1710–11.|
Minuted:—“28 Feb. 1710. A copy of this report to be made for Mr Chancellour.” 3 pages.
|Feb. 24.||15. Some proposals offered by Joseph Bentley to prevent the smuggling trade from the Isle of Man. He says he does not propose this to the prejudice of Lord Derby, for it would not be reasonable to take his Lordship's prerogative and property without a good consideration. It would be an advantageous bargain to compound the matter with about 500l. per ann. The people of the island reckoned they were not subject to the laws of England, unless confirmed by their 24 keys. Dated 24 Feb. 1710. 2 pages.|
|Feb. 24.||16. Report of the Duke of Ormonde to the Lords of the Treasury, advising a warrant to be granted for paying 1,956l. 12s. 6d., being the charges of holding the last session of Parliament. Dated 24 Feb. 1710.|
Minuted:—“Read 19th Apr. 1711. Agreed.”
A schedule of the sums. 2 pages.
|Feb. 25.||17. Lord Dartmouth to the Lords of the Treasury, asking them to give directions to the officers of the Customs to seize “a lusty tall black man going by the name of Campbel, “who had come from France upon treasonable designs, and to send him up to London to be examined. Dated Whitehall, 25 Feb. 1710–11.|
Minuted:—“Send a copy to C. Cust. 27 Feb. 1710.” 1 page.
|Feb. 28.||18. Mr G. Granville to Mr Lowndes. Encloses replies to letters written to Lord Dartmouth and Mr Secretary St. John, concerning the treaties for the German and Italian troops in her Majesty's pay in Spain, in order to form an establishment of those troops according to such treaties. “As there are no treaties yet in form to be found for any of those foreigners, more than the first 4,000 men transported to Catalonia, and the recruits sent, that have been sent for that corps from time to time, although there were 13,020 Germans and Italians paid for the year 1710, besides 3,000 more taken into the service in that year, and 2,000 horse more which are now agreed for, and 500 additional recruits for the foot, so it will not be possible to form an establishment for these foreigners by which their pay may be regulated till the treaties for them are perfected.” Has no certain account of “her Majesty's subject troops” since the misfortune at Briheuga. Submits that the matter should be respited. Dated 28 Feb. 1710–11.|
The following is one of the enclosures, the other is not found:—
Copy of a letter from Mr Secretary St John to Mr Granville. Did not find in his office any other treaties or agreements for German or Italian troops in her Majesty's pay in Spain, than that of 14 April 1708, for 4,000 imperialists to be transported to Catalonia, and the subsequent conventions for recruits; but as her Majesty had agreed this year to take into her pay 2,000 imperial horse for the service of Spain, and had consented to 500 additional recruits for the imperial foot in the Spanish service, above the 2,500 for which conventions were already made, her Majesty had commanded him to write to the Duke of Marlborough to make those treaties in form. Dated Whitehall, 27 Feb. 1710–11. 3 pages, quarto.
|19. Memorial of Col. Thomas Bellew to the Rt Hon. Robert Harley, Esq. Served at the first siege of Limerick as captain, was at the expedition of Brest and the burning of Dieppe. Was at the siege of Palamos in Catalonia, and served two campaigns at sea. Served from the beginning of this war and commanded Mr Meredyth's regiment at the battle of Blenheim. At the late invasion of the Pretender in North Britain was made Lieut.-Col. of the Militia dragoons, in the co. of Dublin, and there raised a troop at his own expense, mounting most of the men on his own horses. Prayed for a command.|
“R. Feb. 28, 1710.” 1 page.
|Feb.||20. Memorial in behalf of the officers of the regiments in Great Britain ordered upon foreign service to the Lords of the Treasury, praying for payment of 12 months' arrears in money and 2 months' clearings, or it would not be possible to provide the necessary equipage. 1 page.|
|March 1.||21. Copy of Mr Netmaker's commission to be commissary of the stores in the expedition under General Still. Dated 1 March 1710–11. 1 page:|
|March 1:||22. Order in Council referring to the Lords of the Treasury the report of the Comrs of Trade and Plantations on the petition of James Campbell, merchant, relating to his service and sufferings on account of the colony of Newfoundland. Dated 1 March 1710.|
The report referred to, and an abstract of his case. 9 pages.
|March 1.||23. An account of the poundage and days' pay deducted out of the pay of the army, by James Brydges, Esq., Paymaster of her Majesty's forces, acting in conjunction with the forces of her Majesty's allies, from the 24th June 1705, when he became paymaster of the forces, to the end of the year 1709, and how the same have been from time to time applied.|
“P'sented 1 Mar. 1710 by Mr Brydges.” 11 pages.
|March 1.||24. The Comrs for Sick and Wounded to Mr Taylor at the Treasury, pressing the claims of Mr Pearse, who was still out of “that money.” 1 page, quarto.|
|March 1.||25. Col. Samuel Vetch to the Lords [of the Treasury], respecting the bills he had drawn in favour of Mr Borland, her Majesty's Agent at Boston, for victualling the garrison of Annapolis Royal, under his (the Col's) command. Mentions that provisions were dearer than they had been for several years past. Dated Boston [? New England], March 12/1, 1710. 1 page.|
|March 2.||26. Copy of contract between the Rt Hon. Henry St John, Esq., and Mr James Blake for clothing, &c., amounting to 25,114l. 5s. Dated 2 March 1710. 2 pages.|
|March 2.||27. The counterpart of the above contract (original). 1 large page.|
|March 2.||28. The Duke of Ormonde to the Lords of the Treasury. Had cashiered the regiment of dragoons commanded by the Earl of Wharton, giving the non-commissioned officers and privates 10 days pay as usual, and had appointed certain lieutenants and others to look after the horses, &c. Asked for a warrant for the pay, &c. Dated St James's, 2 March 1710–11.|
Minuted:—“Read 19th Apr. 1711. Agreed to.” 1½ pages.
|March 3.||29. An account of money passed to account upon prizage deposits the 3d March 1710. 1 page.|
|March 6.||30. James Moody to —. Had inspected the Earl of Ranelagh's accounts in Mr Auditor Harley's office, and now stated what accounts had passed since his Lp left his employment on 24 Dec. 1702. Dated 6 March 1710. 1 page, brief size.|
|March 6.||31. Memorial of T. Baker and Wm Gosselin to the Lords of the Treasury, concerning the galleon taken by Sir Charles Wager in the West Indies in May 1708, her Majesty's title to a moiety thereof not being yet judicially determined. Dated 6 March 1710. 1½ pages.|
|March 7.||32. Copy of the Treasury Minute of 7 March 1710 fixing the payment of 45,000l. out of several funds. Entered in the Minute Book, Vol. XVI., p. 171. 1 page.|
|March 7.||33. Report of the Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Ormonde) to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Elizabeth Hobson, widow of Samuel Hobson, Esq., late collector of Wexford, praying to be allowed 305l. 7s. 9d. on her husband's account, that sum of the public money having been stolen from him; recommending the prayer to be complied with. Dated St James's, 7 March 1710–11.|
The petition and two other papers connected therewith.
Minuted:—“25 April 1711. To be layd before the Queen. June 21th 1711. A wt to be prepared.” 4 pages.
|March 7.||34. Report of the same to the same on the petition and papers of Thomas Bell, of Dublin. merchant, recommending the cancelling of a bond. Same date. Minuted in the same manner. 1 page.|
|March 7.||35. Report of the same to the same, recommending the allowance of 30l. per ann. to a chaplain for the castle at Dublin, and 20l. to a clerk as a competent maintenance. Dated 7 March 1710–11.|
Letter of the late Lord Lieut. on the same subject.
Minuted:—“25 Apr. 1711. My Lords cannot advise the Queen to make this addl charge.” 2 pages.
|March 8.||36. Lord Dartmouth to the Lords of the Treasury. Enclosed copy of a letter from the Morocco Ambassador, who desired that 10 brace of spotted deer which her Majesty had ordered to be sent to the Emperor his master might be got ready to be transported with those which he himself had bought for the same use. Dated 8 March 1710–11.|
Accompanied by an estimate of the charge of getting the deer, which were obtained from Cashioberry Park, some particulars of presents to the late ambassador, Don Joseph Dias, &c. 11 pages.
|March 9.||37. Report of the Attorney General to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Sir Wm Hodges and Wm Leonard Henchman touching the seizure of the “Nostra Seigniora del Soccoro,” a Spanish ship, laden with Canary wine, from the Canary Islands in Africa, and on the report of the Comrs of Customs; advising a nolle prosequi as to her Majesty's moiety. Dated 9 March 1710–11.|
Minuted:—“A wt to be p[re]pared accordingly.”
The report and petition. 4 pages.
|March 9.||38. Comrs of the Navy to the Lords of the Treasury. As to tenders for hemp. The last year 36l. a ton was the price, and now 42l. to 45l. a ton was asked. The reason given was the backwardness of the course, the same being three years in arrear. Dated Navy Office, 9 March 1710. 2 pages.|
|March 10.||39. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the state of the account of the 4½ per cent. in the American plantations, viz., in what manner and how far the Comrs or collectors of those duties had passed their accounts, &c. Dated 10 March 1710.|
Also a schedule of the debts of the collectors in the American plantations, and two extracts from letters on the same subject. 11 pages.
|March 10.||40. Report of the same on the petition of certain merchants of Dublin to the Duke of Ormonde, complaining of two Irish vessels being stopped by the officers of the Customs, having French silks on board. They saw no reason to interpose. Dated 10 March 1710.|
Minuted:—“Read 19th Apr. 1711. My Lord (sic) agrees to this report of the Comrs Cust.” 2 pages.
|March 12.||41. G. Granville to Mr Lowndes. Respecting two more companies of the Coldstream regiment of guards to be sent over to Flanders to make up eight companies. Had prepared an establishment of the invalids directed by her Majesty to relieve the post at the Tower, and enclosed the same. Dated Whitehall, 12 March 1710–11.|
Minuted:—“Read 24th Mar. 1710. My Lords say direcc[i]ons are already given in this matter. It's my Lords' opinion that by the Queen's leave the Secry-at-Warr should acquaint the House that her Maty has thought fit to give direction for the forming of 2 compies to do duty in garrison out of the invalids, to be paid out of the fund for invalids.” 3 pages.
|March 13.||42. G. Granville to Mr Lowndes, sending a warrant for discounting several Exchequer bills for the use of the forces under Mr Brydges, to be laid before the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 13 March 1710–11. 1 page, quarto.|
|March 14.||43. The same to the same. For the Lords of the Treasury to be moved for an advance of subsistence to troops ordered on foreign service. Dated 14 March 1710–11.|
List of the same.
Minuted:—“Read 16 Mar. 1710. The paymrs must make their demands in writing to-morrow.” 2½ pages, quarto.
|March 17.||44. Mr William Evans to the Lords of the Treasury “about a fraud in obtaining a tobacco debentur at Dublin.” Dated Bristol, 17 March 1710–11. 1 page.|
|March 17.||45. Report of the Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons (Howe) to the Lords of the Treasury on the memorial of Brigadier Bissett, praying to be allowed, out of the money charged to the detachment of Coldstream guards some time since in Spain for recruits, a sum which he received there for that service, and which he lost on board in coming to England with Sir Cloudesley Shovell; advises that the allowance should be made. Dated 17 March 1710–11.|
Minuted:—“Read 22 March 1710.”
Another report thereon, and the memorial.
The other report is minuted:—“Read 19th Feb. 1710. There is no provision made for losses of this kind.” 4½ pages.
|March 17.||46. The Duke of Queensberry to the Lords of the Treasury. Announces her Majesty's pleasure that the account of the allowance to the Earl of Stair as her Majesty's Envoy extraordinary to the King of Poland, should be made up to the date of the letter. Dated Whitehall, 17 March 1710–11.|
Two other letters, two memorials, an account of his expenses, and “a state of the Earl of Stair's demand.” His claim was for 2,043l. 8 pages, 3 halves.
|March 20.||47. James Dayrolle to Mr Lowndes. The whole number of Palatines except 13, according to the list, were landed at Rotterdam. They were all paid 5 guilders per head. Asks his good offices with the Lords of the Treasury in behalf of the two Comrs at Rotterdam, Mr Henry Toeren and John Van Gent. They were honest men, full of zeal for her Majesty's service and the Protestant interest, who thought to do wonders for England by helping those people over, tho' it proved otherwise. Dated Hague, March 20/31, 1710–11.|
The list referred to. 9 pages.
|March 21.||48. “An estimate of the yearly charge of the public ministers as they now stand for their ordnary entertainments & extrarys within the regulac[i]on.” Dated 21 March 1710–11.|
It shows all their names and rates of pay. The whole amounted to upwards of 81,000l. per ann. 1 page.
|March 22.||49. Cofferer's memorial for 16,842l. 9s. 5¼d. to clear Midsummer quarter, 1710. Dated St James, 22 March 1710–11. 1 page.|
|March 22.||50. Comrs of Revenue, Ireland, to the Lords of the Treasury. Had by their Lps' commands given orders to prevent the transportation of any of the Palatines into Great Britain. Dated Custom House, Dublin, 22 March 1710–11. 1 page.|
|March 22.||51. Report of the Attorney General (Northey) to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Thomas Byerly, Collector and Receiver General of the revenues in the province of New York, who was illegally suspended from his office by the Governor, Lord Cornbury, and claimed to be paid his salary during the time of his suspension, as well as from the 24th of Jan. preceding the date of his commission. The office was executed by commission until his arrival, and the division of the salary between the Comrs and him, as recommended, would be difficult, but from the time of his suspension, the salary was due to him, and the claim of Faukonier, who executed the office during the suspension, ought to be disallowed. Dated 22 March 1710.|
Minuted:—“Read 22th May 1711. Her Mat's warrt to the Govr of N. Yorke agreeable to this report.” 3 pages.
|March 23.||52. J. Burchett to Richard Warr, Esq., Secretary to the Lord Dartmouth, Principal Secretary of State. None of her Majesty's ships were bound to the Mediterranean, but those under command of Capt. Hartnoll from Plymouth to Ireland, and from thence to Lisbon and the Straits. Their Lordships did not think the 50 deer to be sent to the Emperor of Morocco could be conveniently sent thus. Dated Admiralty Office, 23 March 1710–11. 1 page.|
|March 23.||53. G. Granville to W. Lowndes, Esq. As to the bread and forage in Portugal, the price was so excessive that Lord Gallway, when he commanded there, gave every trooper 7½d. a day above his pay to enable him to subsist, and the Earl of Portmore on his arrival approved thereof; but as the troops, when in the field, would subsist on the forage they found there, he could not estimate the cost for the year. Some latitude should be given to the Earl of Portmore to continue the payment. Lord Portmore found himself unable to complete the nine troops of 45 men each out of Spanish and Irish deserters, and thought that six troops of 60 men each might suffice. [Minuted in the “abstract,” “Agreed to.”] The “exceedings” in Portugal were represented at the foot of the Portugal and Spanish estimate. Reminds their Lps that the Earl of Portmore represented as absolutely necessary that another physician should be added to the establishment for the flying hospital, an assistant apothecary, and another clerk to the director of the hospital, as well as an augmentation of the contingencies of the establishment. If 2,000l. under the head of contingencies were added, the expense of these officers might be defrayed out of that sum. Dated 23 March 1710–11.|
An abstract of the same. 4½ pages.
|March 23.||54. The same to the same. Had received the copy of a letter from Lt General Stanhope to Mr Brydges, concerning the prisoners lately taken in Spain. Sent in one column the abstract of the same, and in the other his report. The cost of the prisoners per month would be 9,415l. 19s. 113/7. [It principally relates to the pay and subsistence of the prisoners taken at Briheuga, including those taken at and since the battle of Villa Viciosa.] Dated Whitehall, 23 March 1710–11. 3½ pages.|
|55. A list of fees and salaries payable at the Exchequer out of the Civil List revenue, and what remains to clear the same to Lady Day 1711. 3 pages.|
|March 25.||56. A similar list of pensions and annuities. 2 pages.|
|March 26.||57. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the representation of the merchants of London trading to Virginia and Maryland, asking that their bonds might not be put in suit; advising that the law should not be put in force, but that they could only be relieved by Parliament. Dated 26 March 1711.|
The representation referred to, with signatures. 3 pages.
|March 27.||58. Report of Edward Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial of Elizabeth Countess Dowager of Berkley, representing that his late Majesty granted to the late Earl 6,000l., to be raised by sale of underwoods in the Forest of Dean; certifying their Lordships that there were still 1,750l. unpaid. Dated 27 March 1711.|
Minuted:—“25 June 1711. The warrt to be confirmed.”
The memorial. 2 pages.
|March 27.||59. T. Baker and William Gosselin to William Lowndes, Esq. Send a state of the arrears of prize money to be laid before their Lordships. Asks that their Lps should be put in mind of their several reports on prize accounts, particularly on the petition of Mr Alexr Hamilton, late agent in the West Indies. Dated 27 March 1711.|
The “state” referred to. 3 pages.
|March 27.||60. “The Comptrollers of the Accots of the Army report on the memorial (and reference) of Capt. George Nodes, late agent to the Lord Mordaunt's regimt in Spain,” relating to the accounts of that regiment. Dated 27 March 1711.|
“The papers or vouchers referred to in the Controller's report.” 30 pages and 5 parts of pages.
|March 28.||61. G. Granville to Mr Lowndes. Was directed by the Committee of Council and General Officers who were of the Privy Council, to desire the Lords of the Treasury to order credit to be given to the Earl of Leven for three months' provisions to be put into the castles of Edinburgh, Stirling, and Dumbarton; also to put him in mind of the levy money due for recruiting the Marquis de Montandre's regiment at Portsmouth. Dated Whitehall, 28 March 1711.|
Minuted:—“Read 29 March 1711. Mr Granville to attend next Monday morning.” 1¼ pages, quarto.
|March 28.||62. The Comrs of the Navy to Mr Secretary Lowndes. Objecting to defray out of the naval money the charges of her Majesty's subjects (being seamen) who fell into the hands of the enemy, orders having been sent to the consuls at Naples, Genoa, and Leghorn to undertake that business. Dated Navy Office, 28 March 1711. 1½ pages.|
|March 29.||63. G. Granville to William Lowndes, Esq., respecting a company of invalid soldiers from Chelsea Hospital and their equipment. They were to do duty at the Tower of London. Also as to two other companies from the said pensioners to strengthen the garrisons of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Those who refused to serve to be struck off the pension. The several companies of invalids to be recruited out of them, and not otherwise. Dated 29 March 1711. 2 pages.|
|March 31.||64. Accounts of the sums issued at the receipt of the Exchequer, to the Treasurer of her Majesty's Navy out of the funds for the year 1711 between the 25 December 1710 and 31 March 1711. 2 pages.|
|March 31.||65. Similar paper of issues to James Brydges, Esq., for the same period. 2 pages.|