Treasury Books and Papers: April 1736

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Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 3, 1735-1738. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1900.

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April 1736

April 2. 34. Treasury warrant to Charles Shelley and Thomas Farrington, auditors of certain land revenues of the Crown, to pay Mrs. Ellen Godolphin, daughter and executrix of Sidney Godolphin, late auditor of Wales and the counties of Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby and Chester, the sum of 56l. 8s. 6d., for expenses in connection with the care of said auditor Godolphin's books, papers and records, and the delivery of same to the above-named auditors of land revenues.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the said auditors Shelley and Farrington with a memorandum containing a schedule of the said records. “The said several books, papers and records have been with a great deal of labour and care brushed and cleaned and corded up in parcels and put into canvas bags…. We have removed those which we conceive may be of most use into our offices in New Palace Yard, and the other, which we thought of least use, into the repositories in the Exchequer that belong to our respective offices.”
[Warrants not relating to Money XXV. pp. 353–4.]
April 7.
35. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Lord Cholmondeley.
Julian Brown petitioning concerning the reward for the conviction of Wreathcock et al. for robbing Dr. Lancaster is to be told that the disposition of those rewards is in the power of the court before whom those offenders were tried and not under their Lordships' direction.
The letter from the Board of Greencloth of the 2nd instant read and agreed to concerning an allowance of 1,000l. to Mr. Rawlinson, late one of the purveyors of wine for the Household, in order to avoid contests. [Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 375.]
April 13. 36. Petition to the Treasury from the German congregation in the Savoy. Set forth that near their church is a house inhabited by a coal heaver, whose wife washes linen for the barracks, by whose noises they are frequently disturbed in divine service, and by the great stench by keeping hogs there and by the smoke several of the congregation are kept from church: besides which several rude persons belonging to said house abuse them, making trespasses upon their church. Therefore pray a lease of said house.
[Crown Lease Book IV. p. 22.]
April 14.
37. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Lord Cholmondeley.
Order for the issue, out of the Civil List Revenues, of 1,500l. to Mr. Lowther, and so much more as will clear the salaries and pensions payable at the Exchequer to 1735, Christmas.
Same for same to the Treasurer of the Ordnance of 15,000l. for sea and 15,000l. for land services out of the public supplies for 1736.
Same for same to the Treasurer of the Navy of 3,000l. for bills of exchange on the head of wear and tear and 5,000l. for the like on the head of victualling.
Same for a sign manual for 8,000l. for Secret Service in the name of John Scrope and for 4,000l. to reimburse expenses for His Majesty's service in the name of John Shepherd.
“Transmit to the Commissioners of Excise a letter, signed Thos. Benbidge, giving my Lords an account of the great frauds in the revenues arising from tea by the dealers in that commodity selling permits to the smugglers; for them to enquire into this affair.”
The memorial of the Paymaster of the Forces enclosing Sir Joseph Eyles's proposal for remitting the subsistence money to Gibraltar and Minorca for 1736, April 25, to June 24 read and agreed to as follows, the rates of exchange being certified to be as usual: viz.:—14,000 dollars for Minorca payable at sight in gold at 55d. per dollar; 24,800 dollars for Gibraltar payable at sight in gold at 54½d. per dollar.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 376; Letter Book XIX. p. 403.]
April 15. 38. Royal warrant to the Treasury for the issue of 263l. 18s. to Daniel Prevereau to be by him paid over to John Burnaby Parker, present Consul at Coruña, for his own disbursements, and those of John Parker, late Consul at Coruña, between 1728 and 1735–6, January 1.
Appending:—Account of said disbursements, including inter al.,
For sundries to the person that gave the Consul the intelligence sent home to the Duke of Newcastle in a letter of 1730, December 2, 15li.
For sundries given to a person yearly at Ferrol to give constant notice of everything that happens there in relation to the Spanish squadrons, which yearly winter there, at 18l. per annum from 1728, which was the first that ships came to winter in said harbour. 126l.
For sundries to obtain the copy of Vice-Admiral Cornejo's letter of instructions to the Campeche Company established in Coruña, informing them in what manner they should introduce their settlement in the West Indies. 10l.
Paid to an express or propio that brought a letter from Sir John Norris dated 1735, July 12. 18l. 16s.
Paid to a secure person dispatched from the Groin to Lisbon with a letter to Sir John, dated the 23 July 1735, giving an account of the proceedings of the Spanish squadron at Ferrol. 18l. 16s.
Paid to another dispatched as above with a letter dated August 13, with an account of the further proceedings of said ships. 18l. 16s.
Paid to another despatched as above with a letter, dated September 14, giving a further account of the proceedings of said ships. 18l. 16s.
On the 1st January sent by the propio that carried the packets' letters to Oporto a letter under cover to Consul Jackson for Sir John [Norris], giving him an account of the disarming of the ships at Ferrol, which was forwarded by a propio from Porto to Lisbon. 9l. 8s.
[King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 149–50.]
April 16. 39. Letters patents by the Lords of the Treasury constituting Samuel Milward, custodian of the garden at the Treasury office, with a salary of 40l. per annum, the said piece of garden ground situated in St. James's Park and belonging to and adjoining the house inhabited by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, having been lately made and fitted up at the expense of the Crown, both said house and garden being meant to be annexed and united to the Treasury office, and to be and remain for the use and habitation of the First Commissioner of His Majesty's Treasury for the time being. [Warrants not relating to Money XXV. pp. 362–3.]
April 16.
40. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Lord Cholmondeley.
“An additional Bounty List is settled by my Lords, amounting to 161l. 5s., and ordered to be paid by Mr. Lowther out of the King's money in his hands.”
Order for the issue to the Paymaster General of the Forces of 97,185l. out of supplies anno 1736 for two months' subsistence to the Forces to 1736, June 24.
Mr. Lowther is to pay John Walthoe 881l. 5s. out of the King's money in his hands for “Daily Gazetters,” sent to the Post Office between 1735, December 30, and 1736, March 30.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 377.]
April 19.]
41. Weekly statement of account of the receipts and payments (distribution) of the duties on salt for the week 1736, April 12–19. Certified by Wm. Sumpter. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXCI. No. 38.]
April 21.
42. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Lord Sundon, Lord Cholmondeley.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 20,000l. for payment of ships and other services and 2,000l. for necessary money, short beer money, and contingencies; out of supplies 1736.
Mr. Lowther is to pay out of the King's money in his hands 50l. to Benj. Norton De Foe as His Majesty's bounty: 5l. 5s. to George Dowdall out of same: and 200l. out of same to Mr. Frecker to be paid over to Matthew Bouchett, Esq., for the consideration money on his executing a lease for 99 years of a piece of ground in the Ax yard, near Downing Street, Westminster, for the King's use.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 378.]