Treasury Books and Papers: August 1736

Pages 180-184

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

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August 1736

Aug. 3.
74. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
Write to the Exchequer for the following issues out of the Civil List Revenues:—
£ s. d.
To the Privy Purse 3,000 0 0
To the Master of the Horse for Extraordinaries of the Stables 2,000 0 0
To the Master of the Robes for 1736, midsummer quarter 856 0 0
Their Lordships consider the reports lying before them, touching the matters in controversy between Sir Richard Lane and the Commissioners of Salt duties, “and finding that the Attorney and Solicitor General by their report dated the 23 December 1735 have proposed two expedients towards putting an end to the said controversy, and that the Commissioners for Salt duties by their report of the — day of — have given it as their opinion that the first of the said expedients is best to be accepted, my Lords agree thereto, and order a warrant to be prepared accordingly.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII p. 395.]
Aug. 4. 75. The Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Treasury, dated from Knole. Enclosing papers of accounts as below. 1 page.
—(a.) Statement of payments made on account of Military Contingencies [Ireland] in one year 1735, Lady Day, to 1736, Lady Day. Certified by Luke Gardiner, Deputy Receiver General. (Total, 3,466l. 15s.d., against an established allowance of 3,000l.) 4½ pages.
(b.) Same of same on account of Barracks [Ireland] same period, certified by same. (Total, 20,035l. 10s.d., against an established allowance of 13,336l. 10s.) 6 pages.
(c.) Same of same on account of Concordatums [Ireland] same period, certified by same. (Total, 5,495l. 9s.d., against an established allowance of 5,000l.) 5½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXCII. No. 13.]
Aug. 5.
76. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Lord Sundon.
A petition from the merchants, ship owners, &c., being importers of rum, and the reports of the Commissioners of Excise and of Customs read concerning the warehousing of rum under different locks till the duty can be paid. “Several of the persons concerned attending were called in, and acquainted that as the laws do not favour their request my Lords will be advised about the same and give them an answer on Thursday next.” Meantime the Commissioners of Customs and of Excise to state the quantity imported and the duties thereon.
The Stamp Commissioners' reports read on Robert Waddilove's and Robert Haddon's petitions, touching prosecutions for concealing part of the consideration money taken with a clerk. Said Commissioners are to proceed against the transgressors according to law.
“The Court of Directors of the Bank of England having by a memorial dated 24 June, 1736, which is now read, pray'd an allowance for their charges of managing the annuities at 3l. per cent upon 800,000l. contributed on an Act of the 4th year of his present Majesty, my Lords agree to an allowance for these annuities in proportion to the allowance made them for the like annuities upon a million contributed anno 1726.”
The Taxes Commissioners' report of the 5th instant read on John Palmer's petition for his salary as surveyor of the duties on houses, co. Hereford, the Receiver for same having refused payment on pretence of a debt from Palmer. The said surveyor is to be paid his salary, notwithstanding said dispute, which the law is to determine.
Mr. Whalley is to be paid 50l., as royal bounty, by the hands of Mr. Lowther.
The petition of Wm. Taylor of King's Lynn for debentures for corn exported to Holland read and referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Same in the name of Hugh Bailey, relating to 34,358 lbs. of tobacco, exported by his brother Alexander, deceased, for which the Commissioners of Customs, Scotland, have stopped the debentures under pretence of fraud, referred to said Commissioners.
Edward Bryant is to be paid, by Mr. Lowther out of the King's money in his hands, 11l. 6s. 8d. for 17 days' attendance on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to Houghton in Norfolk and back again.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. pp. 396–7; Letter Book XIX. p. 413.]
Aug. 10.
77. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
Mrs. Lloyd, widow of Philip Lloyd, is to be housekeeper of the Salt Office, loco Mrs. Gray, at the same salary and with the like rooms and advantages.
The memorial of the Deputy Paymaster General of Forces of the 6th instant enclosing Sir Joseph Eyles's proposal for remitting subsistence money to Gibraltar and Minorca, 1736, August 25, to October 24, read and agreed to as follows, the rates of exchange being certified to be as usual: viz.:—
17,500 dollars for Minorca, payable at sight in gold at 55d. per dollar.
24,750 dollars for Gibraltar, payable at sight in gold at 54½d. per dollar.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 398; Letter Book XIX. p. 414.]
Aug. 17.
78. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
“My Lords (Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General being present) open the case relating to the landing and warehousing the rum now lately imported, according to the desire of certain merchants, freighters and ship owners by their peticons in that behalf for securing the dutys therefrom, of which dutys the far greatest part as the law now stands is to be paid before landing. And after hearing Mr. Attorney and Mr. Sollicitor thereupon, their Lordships adjourn the consideration thereof and make no order therein.”
Order for the issue out of the public funds, 1736, of sums as follow:—
To the Paymaster General of the Forces for services specified in his memorial of the 13th instant 163,334 14 0
To the Treasurer of the Navy for services as in same of this day's date 2,886 14 2
Same for same out of the Civil List of sums as follow:—
To the Cofferer of the Household in part of 32,740l. for 1736, Michaelmas quarter
10,000 0 0
To Mr. Rolt, sheriff 27 5
To Mr. Lewis, sheriff 25 12 6
To Mr. Smith, sheriff 19 15 8
To Mr. Paxton 1,000 0 0
To Mr. Emerson, chaplain 20 0 0
To Mr. Sharp 600 0 0
To Baron Spar 383 9 6
To Earl of Wilmington 1,000 0 0
To Earl of Godolphin 748 15 0
John Massabeky is to be paid 60l. by the hands of Mr. Lowther as royal bounty. [Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 399.]
Aug. 24.
79. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
Mr. Burward and Mr. Chambers' report of the 19th instant read on the manors of Mulgrave and Seaton, co. York, being the estate reverted to the Crown by the death of the Duke of Buckingham. Ordered that the map or plan of the whole estate when finished be kept by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and entered on the schedule of public papers belonging to his office. The abatement of 149l. 13s. 2d. per annum out of the present rental of 2,294l. 16s. 11d. per annum is approved, to the end the rents may be made thereby holding rents. The remaining debt of 2,123l. 5s.d. to Mr. George Prissick is agreed to be discharged out of the moneys arising by sale of the remaining alum. It is agreed for improving and keeping up the alum works that the estate and the works be leased together for 31 years, and that for raising a present sum to pay for stores, utensils and debts to which the said works are subject, 700l. per annum or thereabouts shall be fined off and the rest reserved in rents. The Surveyor General is to print particulars of the estate, and publish the intention of demising the same with the works as aforesaid and receive proposals accordingly, mentioning therein that the stores and utensils belonging to the works are to be taken and paid for by the lessee. The 4,109l. 14s. stated to be due to the Duchess of Buckingham is to be paid out of the produce of the remaining alum and the income of the land estate. Mr. Burward and Mr. Chambers are allowed 120l. each for their pains and expenses, out of the moneys that shall first arise from rents or from the sale of alum. The Surveyor General of Crown lands to have all this affair committed to his care.
Order for the issue out of Civil List Revenues of sums as follow:—
£ s. d.
To the Treasurer of the Chamber for advance money to messengers on their voyages 1,000 0 0
To the Academy of Musick 1,000 0 0
To the Earl of Waldegrave on his ordinary 1,300 0 0
To Col. Townshend, Usher of the Exchequer 1,792 13
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 400; Letter Book XIX. pp. 415–6.]
Aug. 26. 80. Treasury warrant for the execution of a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu for the provision of furniture, detailed, to an estimate of 7,646l. for the use of His Majesty and for the Prince and Princess of Wales's new rooms at St. James's. [Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. pp. 54–60.]
Aug. 31.
81. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
Order for a sign manual for 700l. to the Earl of Tankerville for his extraordinary equipage as Master of the Buckhounds for one year.
The 16,102l. 0s. 6d. demanded by Mr. Stewart to clear the pensions to Midsummer last, including half a year to the French Protestants, is to be paid by weekly payments, viz., one moiety on or before Friday next and the other moiety on Friday following.
George Barington's petitions for his arrears of salary and extraordinary expenses as late Governor of North Carolina referred to the Auditor and Surveyor of the Plantations.
Mr. Walker, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to attend at the Treasury on Thursday next concerning Burward and Chambers' report about the Duke of Buckingham's estate reverted to the Crown. [Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 401.]
Aug. 31. 82. Petition to the Treasury from Edmund Britiffe, Edmund Anguish and Edmund Ball, Paymasters of Exchequer Bills. At the first institution of said office about one million only in Exchequer bills were standing out, which were liable only to be paid off by quarterly payments. But of late years the business of the office has so increased that there are now at all times about two millions standing out which are renewed and paid off most part thereof by daily or weekly payments within the course of the year; “and as to the Exchequer bills on the land tax in particular (which make a great part of the whole) the said Paymasters have of late years paid them off day by day as the money arises and is paid into the Exchequer, whereby a great saving of interest has been made for the public.” Whereas also at first there was only one register to be kept of Exchequer bills there are now as many registers required by the several acts to be kept as there are species of Exchequer bills of which there are three or four sorts different every year. An additional salary of 150l. per annum was formerly granted for the additional trouble attending the paying off the Exchequer bills for 100,000l. on the Papist Act, which salary ceased when those Exchequer bills were paid off. Therefore pray an additional salary to themselves and clerks. Referred to the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt.
[Reference Book X. pp. 76–7.]