Treasury Books and Papers: September 1731

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Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 2, 1731-1734. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1898.

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September 1731

September 7. 239. Memorial of Jos. Andrews, from the Pay Office, Horse Guards, to the Treasury, for 41,259l. 1s. 3d. to complete the 241,259l. 1s. 3d. for the pay of the Hessians for year ending 1731, December 24.
Endorsed:—“Lre writ, and for 3,666l. 18s. 8d. to Mr. Gore for bills of exchange.” 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 6.]
September 7.
240. Present:—Mr. Chancellor, Mr. Clayton.
Mr. Andrews, of the Pay Office, attending, is called in and a memorial of the 7th instant, as above, read and ordered to be issued to the Paymaster of the Forces accordingly.
Mr. Gore is directed to acquaint Count Rantzau, the Danish minister, that their Lordships have ordered 3,666l. 18s. 8d. into the hands of the Paymaster of the Forces, for the agio or difference between the current dollars of Denmark and the specie dollars of Hamburg, upon one quarter's subsidy payable by France to Denmark.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for the annual bounty of 200l. for Le Connu, lately payable in the name of Charles De Sailly.
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Works of 3,000l. on account of the new buildings carrying on in the Mews.
John Woodman, a landwaiter at Plymouth, is to be tide surveyor there, loco John Pyke lately killed by smugglers. Henry Hill to succeed him as landwaiter.
Bartholomew Haddock is to be preferred from the inferior to the superior list of tidesmen, London port.
“Make an account of extra services paid per Paymaster of Forces before provided for by Parliament, and the manner in which the warrants for those payments have directed them to be satisfied.” [Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 60.]
September 10.
Hampton Court.
241. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Clayton.
A letter from Governor Belcher, dated Boston, 1731, July 26, read, advising the death of Devereux Bacon, Surveyor General of the Customs in the northern part of the continent of America, and that Anthony Reynolds, who came as collector for New Hampshire, is returned to England without registering his deputation or taking the oaths. Their Lordships resent Mr. Reynolds' behaviour, and direct that he forthwith repair to America again, and take upon him the execution of his office, or their Lordships will dispose of same to another person.
Their Lordships order that the late King's arrears in the office of Treasurer of the Chambers be paid by Charles Stanhope, Esq. who was Treasurer thereof at time of His late Majesty's demise; declaring at the same time that his being appointed is to entitle him only to the accustomed poundage, and not to any pretensions or demands for salary, office rent, allowances to clerks or other incidents whatsoever, the charge of passing his accounts excepted.
Mr. Wither to hasten his report on the memorial for an allowance for hay for the deer within the walk at Windsor Forest lately laid into the Great Park there.
Henry Wright, at the recommendation of Sir Charles Turner, is to succeed Mr. Folk, the riding officer at Happisburgh, lately deceased.
The report of the Commissioners of the Customs of 1731, August 20, on the petition of Thos. Lake, in execution in the Fleet for running goods, read. Their Lordships agree to his enlargement on conditions named.
The memorial of the same of the 3rd instant read, giving their opinion that the ship “Nile” from Alexandria, under quarantine, may be permitted to come to her discharge. The Order of Council, when obtained, to be underwrit accordingly.
Mr. Chancellor has received from the King a case which is read on behalf of Mr. Percival and his lady, whereby the King's right to certain estates therein mentioned, founded on insanity, bastardy, and such pretensions, is desired to be granted to them, who will then prosecute the recovery at their own charge. Ordered to be sent to Mr. Paxton to state the fact for Mr. Attorney General's opinion.
“My Lords observing that the receivers of the lottery have paid into the Exchequer 3,000l. short of the 800,000l. contribution, write to them to know on what account the said 3,000l. is delayed to be paid in.”
The report of the Board of Works of the 6th instant, read, on the petition of Mr. Wilkinson, minister of the Savoy, for repairs of his house there. Agreed that the charge be issued out of moneys arising by the rents of the Savoy Hospital.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. pp. 61–2.]
September 14. 242. Report from N. Paxton to the Treasury on the petition of Elizabeth Ormes and six others for a reward for the arrest of Francis Woodmarsh for a murder on the highway in the parish of St. George's, Hanover Square. 2pages.
—(a.) Said petition, undated. 1page.
(b.) Certificate, dated 1731, May 27, by P. Walter, clerk of the peace, Middlesex, of the crime. 1 page.
(c.) Affidavit by petitioners, dated 1731, June 7. 1 page.
(d.) Printed proclamation by the King, dated 1727–8, February 29, for arrest of persons guilty of murder or robbery in the streets of London and Westminster. 1 sheet.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 7.]
September 14.
243. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Clayton.
“Dr. Teissier, Physician to the Household, is to be paid his arrears from the late King, to wit, in the office of Cofferer, 172l. 10s. and Treasurer of the Chamber, 192l. 6s. 2d.
A petition of Wm. Bullock maker of salt, Worcestershire, for waste allowance on salt exported, read and referred to the Salt Commissioners.
Memorial of Thomas Jenkins, master of the “Nelly,” now under confiscation at Dunkirk, setting forth the unjust treatment of the French, read and transmitted to the Duke of Newcastle.
The petition of Peter Parker, of Guernsey, setting forth his services in discovering clandestine trade and praying reward, read and referred to Commissioners of Customs.
John Chaffing, at the recommendation of Sir Thos. Littleton, is to be a tidewaiter in London, vice John Bell, deceased. On the next vacancy their Lordships are to be put in mind of Samuel Elliot, recommended by Lord Castlemain.
The Commissioners of the Customs, Scotland, to be written to to return the warrant signed by their Lordships, August 24 last, for James Hunter to be commander of the “Carolina” sloop.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 63.]
September 17.
Hampton Court.
244. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton.
“Write to Sir Edward Bellamy, Governor of the Bank, to be with Mr. Chancellor at his house in Arlington Street on Tuesday next, between 10 and 11 in the forenoon, and make cut an account for Mr. Chancellor of what the Sinking Fund may probably produce in the year to end Michaelmas now coming.”
Mr. Paxton to attend their Lordships on Tuesday next about Sir Humphrey Howorth. “Mr. Paxton in the country.”
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes of 1731, August 27, on the petition of the executors of Thos. Penny, late receiver of Somersetshire, for extraordinary charges in remitting the public money during seven years receipt, read. Their Lordships agree to allow 879l. 7s. 11¼d.
The petition of Johanna Wellesley to the King, praying a grant of the Crown right to the manor of Narraghmore, in Kildare, being a concealed title, read and referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Mr. Paxton's report, of August 24 last, on Thomas Holmden's petition, read, touching a debt due to him on a mortgage of houses belonging to the Office of Warden of the Fleet. Their Lordships find that nothing is due to him.
The petition of James Watson is read, and his recognizance to appear at the King's Bench for printing and publishing a libel is to be discharged.
Mr. Paxton's report, of the 14th instant, read, on the petition of Elizabeth Ormes and others for the proclamation reward of 100l. Their Lordships dismiss the petition.
The report of same on similar petition of John Walker and others for 100l. reward for convicting Richard Pace and John Sheffield, read, and payment agreed to.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. pp. 64–5.]
September 21.
245. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton.
A petition of Bulfinch Lambe for moneys disbursed on Tomo, a black, whom he brought from Africa with a present and letter from the Emperor of Popo (“Pawpaw”) to the King, and also a petition of Tomo praying that the said Lambe may be paid, read and referred to the Africa Company.
The petition of Sir Arthur Atcheson to be relieved with respect to a rent issuing out of lands belonging to him in Armagh and Cavan, read and referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
The case of Jane Leslie, daughter and representative of James Lord Lindores, setting forth the distresses of her family and their great sufferings, debts, and losses in the time of Charles II. read. Their Lordships say they can give petitioner no relief therein.
The petition of John Hammerton for instructions as Receiver General of Carolina and for allowance for clerks and contingencies, read and referred to the Auditor of the Plantations.
Letter of Thos. Colborn, late supervisor of the salt duty at South Shields, complaining of stoppages out of his salary, referred to the Commissioners for Salt Duty.
When a vacancy of a coastwaiter happens, their Lordships are to be put in mind of Charles Jordan, recommended by Mr. W. Owen.
Mr. Lowther, out of the King's money in his hands, is to pay Samuel Barnsley 7l. 10s. for chairs provided by him for the service of the Treasury Office.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 66.]
September 24. 246. Report by Charles Wither to the Treasury on the memorial of the Duke of St. Albans, Lord Warden of Windsor Forest, concerning the allowance of hay for red deer in Old Windsor Walk. Endorsed with minutes as under dates 1731, December 29, 1731–2, January 17, infra. 1 page.
—The said memorial of the Warden of Windsor Forest to the Treasury. Endorsed with order of reference as under date August 10, supra, p. 83. 1½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 9.]
September 28.
247. Present:—Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Clayton.
A letter from Mr. Thos. Reynolds, of the 22nd instant,read, informing of his brother, Mr. Anthony Reynolds, being returned to America to take upon him his employment there as collector of Customs at Piscataqua (“Piscatua.”) Their Lordships are satisfied with the relation given therein on behalf of the said Anthony.
A petition of Samuel Cozens to be discharged from his imprisonment on account of smuggling, read and referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
Bendall Martin is to be appointed deputy to Sir Edward Hill, who is by a fiat now signed to be constituted a king's waiter, London port, loco Hippesley, removed to be a land surveyor.
The memorial of Robert Michenor read for the officers of Excise to supply Lord Cadogan's regiment now quartered at Bristol with subsistence money. To be transmitted to the Commissioners of Excise.
The report of the Commissioners of Stamp Duties, of the 24th instant, read, on Francis Okeley's petition as late receiver for Bedford and Herts. Their Lordships agree therein.
Robert Hewetson, at the recommendation of Christopher Tower, is to be a riding officer at Whitehaven, loco Christopher Craven, to be superseded.
A letter read from the Commissioners of Customs, Scotland, of the 31st ultimo, returning the warrant deputing James Hunter as commander of the “Carolina” sloop. The returned warrant is cancelled, and a new warrant to be prepared for deputing the person presented by said Commissioners for said employment.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 67.]
248. Draft statement of the remains on the services for 1731, together with an account of the grants in Parliament for the 12,000 Hessian troops on the treaty, dated 12 March, 1725–6 (total 1,249,700l. 15s. 5d.); and of the sums paid by Mr. Scrope towards answering expenses and engagements made for the security of the trade and navigation of the kingdom out of supplies, 1726–8 (total, 510,000l.). 1¼ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVII. No. 11.]
249. Draft of royal sign manual [to the Treasury] prescribing that the issue to the South Sea Company, for annuities and charges of management, be made out of each particular fund charged therewith proportionably to computation of the reduction in said annuities and charges caused by the redemption of 2,500,000l. by Parliament.
Followed by the statement or computation as above, giving the Company's capital with the annuity and management charges from 1731, Michaelmas.
£ s. d.
Old capital - - 10,000,000 0 0
Subscriptions, 5 Geo. I. - 1,746,844 8 10
Subscriptions, 6 Geo. I. £26,055,358 16 8
Whereof debt on 1719 lottery discharged - 434,605 0 0
25,620,753 16 8
37,367,598 5 6
3 pages. [Ibid, No. 12.]
250. Statements of the surpluses of the following funds:— The Aggregate Fund, established by Acts of 3, 5, and 6 of George I.; the South Sea Company's Fund, established by Acts of 3 & 5 Geo. I.; the General Yearly Fund of 724,849l. 6s. 101/5d.; together with a statement of the account between the Exchequer and the Sinking Fund arising on the above surpluses.
[Declaration of Surpluses II. pp. 14–23.]