Treasury Minutes
March 1716

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'Treasury Minutes: March 1716', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. 10-17. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85286 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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March 1716

March 5.Present: Mr. Walpole, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Methuen, Mr. Newport.
Mr. Nicoll, Receiver and Paymaster of tin, is called in. His memorial is read complaining that Mr. Richard Balhatchet, agent for tin in Co. Devon, will not give him any account of what tin hath been sold by him since his coming into his office.
My Lords order Mr. Nicoll to go down forthwith and to take what care he can to secure the money already paid for tin sold and to give notice that no more be paid to Mr. Balhatchet.
[Write to] the Attorney and Solicitor General to be here on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Sloper being called in presented to their Lordships the underwritten memorial, which was read and agreed to:
May it please your Lordships,
I humbly lay before you an account of sums issued out of the supplies of the year 1715 for the service of the Forces in 1716 for which moneys have been already granted by Parliament under the following heads, out of which the same is to be made good as hereafter mentioned: viz.
£s.d.
out of 993,015l. 4s. 5d. voted for Guards, Garrisons &c. in Great Britain, Jersey and Guernsey for the service of the year 1716.
for the subsistence of the Forces in Great Britain, Jersey and Guernsey from 25 Dec. 1715 upon account
162,06862
out of 34,837l. 17s. 10½d. voted for the Forces in America and the Plantations for the year 1716
for subsistence upon account from 25 Dec. 1715
4,20382
out of 57,917l. 19s. 6d. voted for Minorca for the year 1716.
for subsistence upon account from 25 Dec. 1715
1,304121
out of 37,294l. 12s. 9d. voted for Gibraltar for the year 1716.
for subsistence upon account from 25 Dec. 1715
6608
out of 126,033l. voted for the pay of 6,000 men taken into his Majesty's service from the States General.
for the pay, extraordinaries and transportation of the said Forces from 7 Nov. 1715 to 23 Feb. following
55,35137
out of 14,352l. 12s.d. voted for extraordinaries of the Land Forces anno 1715.
for the Earl of Sutherland
1,00000
£224,58718
which sum of 224,587l. 18s.d. when received out of the Supplies of the year 1716 upon the foregoing heads of service may, if your Lordships shall think proper, be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to the Bank of England in repayment of so much borrowed, viz. 51,000l. borrowed 29 July 1715 on [security of] 56,000l. Malt Tallies; and 38,007l. 14s. 4d. borrowed 25 Aug. 1715 upon [security of] 41,500l. Malt Tallies: making together89,007144
to Mr. How [former Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] for so much received at the Exchequer and applied to the service of the Forces for the year 1715 out of the Supplies of the year 1714, 60,148l. 13s. 10¾d.; and there has been likewise issued at the Exchequer for the service of 1715 out of the Subscriptions of South Sea Stock 63,999l. 19s. 1d., making together 124,148l. 12s. 11¾d., whereof there is due in Mr. How's Office for Clearings, to be paid in money49,36563
which being deducted there will remain to be paid in annuities for clothing 74,783l. 6s.d.
to Mr. Moor for so much received at the Exchequer and applied to the service of the year 1715 out of the funds of 1714, 28,351l. 2s.d., whereof for Officers' servants: to be paid in money
6,361120
which being deducted there will remain to be paid in annuities for clothing 21,989l. 10s.d.
to the Earl of Carnarvon for so much received at the Exchequer out of the Supplies of 1714 and applied to the year 1715 for Officers' servants: to be paid in money
910188
and that the following sums may be applied to the uses hereafter mentioned: viz.
for clearing of his Majesty's Forces from 25 Oct. 1714 to 24 Oct. 1715
58,80106
for pay of the Garrisons from the 25 April to 24 Oct. 171511,8990
for fire and candle for the Garrisons from 25 Dec. 1714 to 24 Dec. 17152,75800
for completing the pay of the General and Staff Officers upon the Establishment to the said 24 Dec. 17154,5588
for Contingencies of the Forces upon account to discharge several warrants signed by his Majesty payable out of the said Contingencies for the year 1715925188
£224,58718
And I humbly offer it to your Lordships that the following sums may be issued out of the 5 per cent. Annuities in the Earl of Lincoln's hands for clothing money of the Forces as hereafter mentioned: viz.
£s.d.
to John How, Esq. [late Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to complete the above sum of 124,148l. 8s. 11¾d. [sic] which had been received out of the Supplies granted for the uses [of Guards and Garrisons] in his [said] late Office to the 24 Oct. 171474,7836
to Mr. Moor, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to complete the abovesaid sum of 28,351l. 2s.d. which had been received out of the Supplies granted for the uses in his [said] late Office to the same time21,98910
to Robert Walpole, Esq. [late Paymaster of the Forces] for offreckonings of his Majesty's Forces late under his care of pay: to wit from 25 Oct. 1714 to 24 Oct. 171560,25615
£157,02912
Treasury Minute Book XXII, pp. 243–5.
March 6.Present: Mr. Walpole, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Methuen, Mr. Newport.
Prepare a warrant for 5,000l. to Mr. Lowndes for secret services. Mr. Lowther to pay the [Exchequer] fees [thereon].
[My Lords direct] 200l. [as royal] bounty to Sir William Gostwick. Mr. Lowther to pay the fee [thereon]. Ibid., p. 246.
March 8.Present: Mr. Walpole, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Newport.
[Write the] Customs Commissioners and the East India Company to be here on Monday next in the afternoon.
[My Lords direct] 1,000l. out of the late Queen's [Civil List revenue] arrears [to be paid] to the Commissioners of the Stables [the Commissioners for executing the Office of Master of the Horse] upon their unsatisfied order.
Ordered that the Navy Commissioners do make out [Navy] bills for impresting to Sir Richard Mostyn, Paymaster of the arrears due upon account of the late Marine Regiments, the sum of 21,135l. 16s.d. and to assign the same for payment out of the stock in the [Navy] Treasurer's hands for 5 per cent. annuities: and is intended to be applied towards discharging offreckonings due for clothing the said Regiments.
Order the Paymaster [Treasurer] of the Navy to assign the said sum in stock accordingly and [i.e. together with] the quarter's interest or dividend due at Xmas last for the same. [This minute is struck through, but the word stet is written in the margin.]
Direct Sir Roger Mostyn to apply the said stock amounting to 21,135l. 16s.d. to the said offreckoning by applying the same and all interest or dividend money due or to be due from Xmas 1715 for the same to those entituled to the said offreckonings: it being thought reasonable that in regard of the present discount upon the said stock the said interest or dividend money do attend the stock without being reckoned towards discharging any part of the debts on the said offreckonings.
The said Sir Roger Mostyn having in his hands (as per his paper now read) 5,520l. 7s.d. in South Sea Stock besides the money by him received for dividends thereupon, my Lords are pleased to order that the said Paymaster do forthwith transfer to Mr. Rogers, a Master in Chancery, so much of the said Stock as amounts to 4,952l. 12s. 9d. [which sum is] to attend the decree or order of the Court of Chancery concerning an assignment dated 28 Nov. 1709 made by General Wills “or his order” of the offreckonings of his Regiment to Mr. Robert Peter [which assignment] is since transferred to Mr. Charles Le Bas; and that so much of the said dividend money as arose upon the said sum of 4,952l. 12s. 9d. be also paid over by the said Sir Roger Mostyn to the said Master in Chancery to attend the decree or order of the said Court: and that the remainder of the said sum of 5,520l. 7s.d. and so much of the dividend money as hath arisen or shall arise on the said remainder be reserved for my Lords' further directions. Treasury Minute Book XXII, pp. 247–8.
March 12.Present: Mr. Walpole, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Methuen, Mr. Newport.
Prepare a warrant for Mr. James Roscow to be Receiver General of Virginia in the room of Mr. Bird.
[My Lords order] a warrant for half a year's salary to Xmas last to Mr. Chetwynd as Ranger of St. James's Park. Ibid., pp. 248, 249.
March 13.Present: ut supra.
Mr. Aislabie [Treasurer of the Navy is] called in [and his memorial for money for the Navy is read. Thereupon my Lords] ordered [issues as follows]: viz.
£s.d.
out of Land Tax anno 1716 on the head of Wages.
for the further paying off ships ordered to be laid up
50,00000
for [ships'] Officers who have passed their accounts5,00000
for paying the poor pilots &c. one month's Course, viz. [for the month of] Oct. 17151,45900
on the head of Wear and Tear.
for paying several bills of exchange drawn from the ships on both sides of Scotland and other places
3,00000
on the head of Victualling.
for paying Necessary [Money] and Extraordinary Necessary Money and other Contingencies
3,00000
out of the 5 per cent Annuities.
for paying bills made out on the old Course of the Navy and Victualling for the month of July 1715, viz. 2,152l. to the Navy and 1,169l. 12s. 3d. to the Victualling
3,321123
£65,780123
[My Lords direct an] issue of 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the head of Wages: being to be paid over to the Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital upon account of the abatements upon ships' books for the support of the said Hospital.
[Write to] Captain Studholm to be here to-morrow morning.
My Lords make a general order that Mr. Cracherode take care of [prosecuting] the forfeited estates of all traitors and persons attainted of high treason; for the service of the King: and that he attend the Attorney and Solicitor General at proper times and that commissions be issued according to their directions.
[My Lords order] that Mr. Cracherode take proper appraizers to appraize the goods and chattels and personal estate of the late Lord Bolingbroke and that he do [make a] return to their Lordships [of] a perfect inventory thereof with their true value.
[My Lords direct an issue of] 1,000l. to Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth as of his Majesty's royal bounty.
Prepare a fiat for Benj. Hudson to be a King's waiter [London port] loco John Dennis. Ibid., pp. 250–1.
March 16.Present: Mr. Walpole, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Newport.
[My Lords direct] Mr. Cholmley [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] to enquire at the Rolls and elsewhere what title the Crown has to the houses between the Gateways to Fulham. Ibid., p. 252.
March 20.Present: Mr. Walpole, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Methuen, Mr. Newport.
[My Lords direct the] issue [of] 400l. to the Maundy: [to be issued] to the Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid., p. 253.
March 21.Present: ut supra.
Mr. Missing, the Contractor for [Victualling the Garrison of] Gibraltar, is called in and the report of the Comptrollers of [the Accounts of] the Army is read concerning the money due to him according to his contract on account of victualling the said Garrison. My Lords do thereupon order that warrants be prepared for paying the several sums stated to be due to him by the said report amounting in all to 5,523l. 3s.d.; and that thereupon he be directed to answer Mr. Conduite's bills drawn on their [the Treasury] Lordships for 2,650 dollars with which he [Conduit] credited Mr. Sherrer (Mr. Missing's agent at Gibraltar) to buy bread.
Ordered also that a letter be writ (pursuant to the [Army Accounts] Comptrollers' report) to the Governor of Gibraltar to value the King's provisions remaining in store and [which were] delivered over to Mr. Missing at the time his contract commenced.
The Treasury of the Navy [is] called [in and] his memorial is read [for money for the Navy] and 63,888l. 7s. 4d. is ordered out of Land Tax tallies 1716 to satisfy the articles in his [said] memorial of [this day] the 21st March 1715–16: and my Lords order the [said] Treasurer, [he] being present, that the defalcations upon ships' books for Greenwich Hospital be regularly paid over every week by the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the said Hospital and [be] not applied to any other use. Ibid., p. 254.
March 24.Present: Mr. Walpole, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Newport.
[My Lords order] Mr. Lowther to pay 50l. to Richard Werge, clerk.
[My Lords direct an] issue of 1,300l. for the use of the Stables from Xmas [1715] to Lady day [inst.].
My Lords upon considering the account laid before them of what is wanting to bring up all the payments on the Civil List to Michaelmas 1715 do thereupon order the following issues to be made for the present: viz.
£s.d.
to the Cofferer [of the Household], about11,05400
to the Treasurer of the Chamber, about8,909149
to the Works2,51718
to pensions and annuities [payable] at the Exchequer, about9,260148
to pensions [payable] per William Clayton, about10,2803
to the Band of Pensioners1,50000
£43,52210
Upon settling the list of pensions payable by Mr. Clayton my Lords do order that there be inserted therein as followeth: viz.
£
per an.
to Sir Thomas Allen150
to Mrs. Aspinwall40
to Mrs. Collins40
to Mrs. College (in addition to 80l. before established)70
to Barba[re] Killegrew (from the death of her mother, Lady Killegrew)50
to Mary Peates20
to James Maxwell (in Blagney's list from the death of Du Barquet)20
to Didric Walters, junr., of Rotterdam100
to Susanna Clark, an omission in the former list [? and] Margaret Humphyrs [Humphrys]40
express [it or state it in this supplementary Establishment that] Mrs. Mackenzie's pension [is] to be for herself and daughters.
to Nicholas de Rambouilles de la Subliere and Louisa Magdalain his wife and the survivor of them
150
which is not to commence until so much or a like yearly sum shall be vacant on the list payable by Mr. Blagney by the deaths of any one or more of the persons having pensions thereupon, and then this pension is immediately to take place and be accounted payable to them and the survivor of them.
Treasury Minute Book XXII, p. 255.
1716.
March 25.
Present: Mr. Walpole, Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Methuen.
Issue 500l. to the Cofferer of the Household, to be paid to Mr. Frampton for his half year's salary due at Lady day 1716.
Write to Mr. Wilcox [the late Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] to make forth and transmit to their Lordships an account of the quantity and value of all the timber and trees by him delivered for the service of the Navy during the time of his being Surveyor of the Woods; distinguishing the same by the years and places from whence the timber &c. was delivered: and likewise to acquaint my Lords whether the values were not ascertained and agreed between him and the Naval Officers and inserted in the indentures between them.
A like letter to be sent to Mr. Hewett, the present Surveyor General of Woods. Ibid., p. 256.
March 27.Present: Sir William St. Quintin, Mr. Methuen, Mr. Newport.
Issue to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans on the Land Tax the sum of 15,000l.: on the head of Wages, being to be paid over to the Governors of the Chest at Chatham [and is] for bringing up to Lady day 1715 the arrears to the pensioners on that foundation.
Write to the Customs Commissioners for an account of the lading of the ship lately arrived from the South Sea for the use of the [South Sea] Company. Ibid., p. 257.