Treasury Books and Papers: December 1735

Pages 57-62

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

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December 1735

Dec. 2.
163. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 75,244l. 7s. 11d. out of supplies, 1735, for services as in his memorial of this date.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 362.]
Dec. 5. 164. Report to the Treasury from the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, on the petition of the Masters of the University of Glasgow. The Lords of the Treasury of Scotland did in 1698, pursuant to letters of Wm. III., let the rents and revenues of the late Archbishop of Glasgow to the Masters of the said University, excepting the casualties of superiority and grassums on fines of renewal; all for 19 years at the yearly tack duty of 582l. sterling. They were to be allowed to retain the yearly sum of 100l., in consideration of the grassum or composition of 1,000l. paid by them on account of the said lease, as also the yearly sum of 300l., granted by Wm. III. to said University out of the Royal Bounty by charter of date, 1794–5, February 28. Said charter directed that 70l. thereof should be applied to the maintenance of four bursars of Divinity, and the remaining 230l. per annum for payment of the then debts of the said University, after payment of which the said 230l. should be applied partly for bursars and partly for a foreign professor. By an Act of the Treasury of Scotland of 1705, January 12, 33l. 6s. 8d. per annum was appointed for a professor of history out of the above tack duty, and on the 3rd December, 1705, Queen Anne granted by Privy Seal a pension of 60l. per annum out of said tack duty to Sarah, relict of Rev. Wm. Dunlop, late principal of said college. Geo. I., by letters under the Privy Seal of Scotland of date 1717, July 6, granted a new lease as above for 19 years on a tack duty of 551l. 14s. 102/3d., with exceptions, detailed, and with allowances set forth at length, amounting in all to 503l. 6s. 8d. On the footing of this lease the college has accounted for its yearly rent up to 1732, paying into the Exchequer 185l. 6s. 62/3d. in 16 years or 11l. 11s. 7 11–12d. per annum. In case of renewal of the lease provision should be made regarding the falling in of the grants to the Marquis of Annandale and the Duke of Roxburghe. “We must further inform your Lordships that the professor of civil law and of physic not appearing to be appointed by the Crown but by the college the [Exchequer] Court, in all the University's acounts of the said lease, directed a memorandum to be entered on the foot of the said accounts, declaring the allowance made to them of their salaries to be without prejudice to the Crown's right of nomination.”
Prefixing:—Petition to the King from the masters of the University of Glasgow for renewal of lease as above. Together with order of reference dated 1735, September 17, from the Treasury to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland. 7 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXC. No. 4.]
Dec. 5. 165. Richard Coope, agent for the Island of St. Christopher, on behalf of the purchasers of French lands there [to Sir Robert Walpole?], concerning the conveyances to be made to the purchasers of lands in St. Christopher. Prays that several parcels, if bought by a single purchaser, may be conveyed in a single deed, and fees thereon limited. The letters patent to the trustees for this purpose were sent over to St. Christopher last June with the form of a deed of conveyance, but said trustees have forborne to act, waiting instructions on the above from the Treasury. 1 page.
[Ibid. No. 6.]
Dec. 8.
166. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon. Orders for the issue of 10,330l. to the Cofferer of the Household to complete 30,330l. for 1735, Michaelmas quarter; and 3,506l. 12s. 3d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber to satisfy bills on Lord Chamberlain's warrants payable in the said Treasurer's office for same quarter.
Process to be stayed against the executors of Mr. Croker, late Receiver of Taxes for Oxfordshire, Croker having demands before their Lordships not yet determined.
Order for stay of process against the sureties of [John Shermer], late Receiver of Berks, for same reason.
“My Lords, understanding that by the late Duke of Buckingham [shire]'s death without issue male a considerable estate in Yorkshire or elsewhere reverts to the Crown with allom mines thereupon of great value, write to the Surveyor General [of Land Revenues of the Crown] to inform himself of the said estate and of the said mines, and of the manner of managing and maintaining same, and to give their Lordships an account thereof. Send to him also for his opinion on certain demands made by the Duchess with relation to the said mines, and direct him likewise to advise with Mr. Attorney General what proceedings ought to be had or methods pursued for ascertaining the said estate, and bringing the same in charge for the benefit of the Crown.”
Order for a sign manual for 6,471l. 17s. to Mr. Scrope for His Majesty's secret service.
Mr. Lowther to pay out of the King's money in his hands the fees on Mr. Kelsall's patent as a Commissioner for Taxes.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 363.]
Dec. 16. 167. An account of the charge and discharge in money and bonds of the several collectors of the revived duty on salt in Scotland from 1734, September 29, to 1735, September 29: certified by Geo. Cruikshank for the Comptroller General. Custom House, Edinburgh. 1 large sheet.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXC. No. 7.]
Dec. 19. 168. The Commissioners of the Navy to John Scrope, concerning the demand from Sir Wm. Morrice for payment of interest on a fine of 300l. due to him 1734, Lady Day, the time for the renewal of his lease to the Crown of the dockyard at Plymouth. Detail the steps taken on the renewals of said lease in 1728, May 27, and the negotiations on the recent renewal, to show that the demand is unprecedented. 3 pages. [Ibid. No. 8.]
Dec. 22. 169. Report to the Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from. Arthur Dobbs, Engineer and Surveyor General, on the memorial of Joseph Gascoyne, of Dublin, concerning ground, formerly part of the estate of Charles, late Earl of Burlington, agreed to be exchanged and made use of for a new intended passage or entrance into [Dublin] Castle. 5 pages.
—(a.) Report to the Lords Justices General and General Governors of Ireland from Robert Jocelyn and John Bowes, Attorney and Solicitor General of Ireland, dated 1735, September 23, on the same petition. 6 pages.
(b.) Said petition of Joseph Gascoyne to the Duke of Dorset, with reference, dated 1733, October 13, to the Attorney and Solicitor General.
(c.) and (d.) Affidavits by said Gascoyne and Wm. Lingen, of Dublin. 3½ pages. [Ibid. No. 9.]
Dec. 24.]
170. Abbreviat of moneys received and issued by Allan Whitefoord, Receiver General in Scotland, 1734, December 24, to 1735, December 24. 12 sheets. [Ibid. No. 12.]
Dec. 25.]
171. An account of the quantity of tea sold by the East India Company at their sales in the years 1732, 1733, 1734–5, together with the prices and the proportion which the several prices bear to the whole in each year, with a note of the stock remaining unsold in the Company's warehouse on December 25, 1735. 1 page.
[Ibid. No. 13.]
Dec. 26. 172. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 105l. to John Lawton, gentleman, for Christmas quarter for himself and clerks for methodising, &c., Records in the Exchequer Court.
Appending:—Lawton's certificate, dated Exchequer, December 26. “Since Michaelmas last Mr. Stewart has been methodising old Records of the reigns of Edward I. and II.: Mr. Smart has gone on in sorting Star Chamber Records: Mr. Whiston and Mr. Farley have proceeded in methodising the books of the Court of Wards and Liveries: and Mr. Strachey goes on in sorting Star Chamber Records.” [Money Book XXXVIII. p. 234.]
Dec. 29.]
173. Petition to Jonathan Belcher, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and to the Council and House of Representatives, from Thos. Plaisted, merchant, late of London, now of Boston, New England. “It is the wisdom of all countreys by lawfull and industrious means to advance their export and more especially of this province, where the import vastly exceeds the export, and while that disproportion continues all other schemes of raising the sinking credit will prove ineffectual there; unquestionable, therefore, it greatly comports with the known wisdom of the legislature in this province to encourage all such manufactures as may not be injurious to the manufactures of Great Britain, especially such as the nation is under a necessity of being supplied with from foreign countreys.” Therefore prays encouragement for the establishment of the manufacture of Pott-Ash, which the soap makers of London are at present obliged to get from the eastern and northern countries, but of which New England in a few years could easily be made capable of supplying 10,000l. or 20,000l. sterling value.
Together with notes of the appointment of Committees of the House of Representatives and Council respectively of 1735, December 27 and 29, to consider same. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXC. No. 14.]
Dec. 30.
174. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Earl of Cholmondeley.
Sir Wm. Morris's claim of interest on a fine of 300l. payable to him on renewal of a lease of the dockyard at Plymouth ought to be paid if he insists thereupon. The Commissioners of the Navy to cause same to be done accordingly.
Order for the issue of 20,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance to enable that Board with the 10,000l. lately issued to make a payment to their artificers as in their letter of this day.
Same for a warrant for taking in 200,000l. in loans on the Salt Act from the Bank at 4 per cent. interest.
Joseph Nicholson to have the next vacancy of a tidesman at Whitehaven upon the Earl of Grantham's recommendation.
John Lyon to be surveyor of window lights at Wapping upon, the present vacancy.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 83,459l. 17s. 3d. out of supplies, 1735, for services as in his memorials of the 16th, 18th, and 23rd instant.
The memorial of the Paymaster of the Forces of the 4th instant, enclosing Sir Joseph Eyles's proposal for remitting subsistence money to Gibraltar and Minorca 1735, December 25, to February 23 following, read and agreed to as follows, the rates of exchange being certified to be as usual:—viz., 19,500 dollars for Minorca, payable at sight in gold at 54½d. per dollar; 24,800 dollars for Gibraltar, payable at sight in gold at 54½d. per dollar.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 364; Letter Book XIX. p. 393.]
Dec. 30. 175. The Commissioners of Excise, London, to the Treasury forwarding account (a.). 1 page.
—(a.) An account of the quantities of tea which have been seized by the Officers of Excise from 1724, June 24, to 1735, June 24, with the net produce therefrom paid into the Exchequer; examined and certified by Samuel Snelling. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXC. No. 16.]
176. a—u. Sheets of weekly cash statements at the Exchequer, showing net remains and receipts per week of disposable money in the Exchequer applicable to the heads of (1) Civil Government, (2) late King's debts, (3) Queen Anne's debts, (4) uses to be appointed, (5) service of the year 1734, (6) service of the year 1735: all for the respective weeks 1734–5, March 4. (Enclosing a (1), “a paper of unsatisfied and other warrants for which letters are writ”), March 11, April 15, April 29, May 6, May 13; (enclosing f (1) as above), June 10; (enclosing g (1) as above), June 24; (enclosing a (1) as above), July 1, July 8; (enclosing j (1) as above), July 29; (enclosing k (1) as above), August 19; (enclosing l (1) as above), September 2, September 9, September 16; (enclosing o (1) as above), September 23, September 30, October 21; (enclosing r (1) as above), November 5; (enclosing s (1) as above), December 6; (enclosing t (1) as above), December 23; (enclosing u (1) as above), December 30; (enclosing v (1) as above). 37 pages.
[Ibid. No. 17.]
1735. 177. An account of moneys paid into the Exchequer arising by the duties on salt from 1708 to the year ending 1735, March 25. 1 page.
[Ibid. No. 18.]
178. Abstract of the ordinary estimate for the Navy for 1735 (total, 208,914l. 9s. 7d.). 1 page. [Ibid. No. 19.]
179. Papers of estimates as follow:—
(a.) Estimate of the Guards, Garrisons, and other his Majesty's Land Forces in Great Britain, for the year 1735. In quintuplicate, two of the forms presenting a total of 760,529l. 4s.d., and three a total of 794,529l. 4s.d.). 9 pages.
—(a) (i.) Statement of the difference between the estimates of the above for the years 1734 and 1735, showing an increase of 8,040 men and 147,099l. 13s. 4d. per annum. In quintuplicate, the fifth form presenting variations. 5 pages.
(a.) (ii.) Statement of the charge of the augmentation of the troops from 1727, Christmas. 1 page.
(a.) (iii.) Statement of the charge of augmenting four regiments of horse. 1 page.
(b.) Estimate of the charge of the office of Ordnance for 1735 (total, 104,453l. 5s. 3d.). In quadruplicate. 4 pages.
(c.) Estimate of the charge of His Majesty's forces in the Plantations, Minorca, and Gibraltar for 1735 (total, 215,710l. 6s.d.). In quadruplicate. 4 pages.
Appending:—(c.) (i.) Statement of the difference in the estimates of the Plantation Forces between 1734 and 1735 (total, 11,713l. 9s. 2d.). In duplicate. 2 pages.
(d.) Estimate of the charge of the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital for 1735 (total, 18,850l. 9s. 2d.). In quintuplicate. 5 pages.
—(d.) (i.) Statement of the difference in the estimates of the outpensioners of said hospital between 1734 and 1735 (total, 6,206l. 16s. 8d.). In quintuplicate. 5 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCXC. No. 20.]
1735. 180. Statement showing the number of seamen and land forces in the separate years 1715–34 inclusive, and the sums granted and paid to the Navy and Forces respectively. 2 pages.
[Ibid. No. 22.]