Treasury Books and Papers: June 1739

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Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4, 1739-1741. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1901.

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June 1739

June 1.
80. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington, Mr. Earle.
“The Chancellor acquaints my Lords that Stephen Fox, Esq., was attending to be introduced as one of the Secretaries to the Treasury in the place of Edward Walpole, Esq., lately constituted Clerk of the Pells. Whereupon Mr. Fox was called in and took his seat at the Board as one of the Secretaries accordingly.”
A paper intituled ‘the case of Alexander Doyle’ read concerning lands in Ireland of which he desires a lease. Referred to the Revenue Commissioners there for report.
The report of Mr. Walpole, Auditor of the Plantations, of the 31st ult. read on the petition of William Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Order for a sign manual for 1000l. to said Gooch for his services and expenses; same to be payable out of the duty of 2s. per hogshead payable in Virginia.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List Revenues:—
£ s. d.
To Charles Lord Cornwallis 426 13 4
Charles Viscount Townshend 224 17 3
Francis Earl of Godolphin 728 15 0
George Earl of Cholmondeley 300 0 0
John Duke of Montagu 300 0 0
William Earl of Essex 320 11 3
John Earl of Crawford 500 0 0
Charles Duke of Grafton 750 0 0
Charles Duke of St. Albans 593 2 6
Henry Duke of Kent 500 0 0
Lionel Duke of Dorset 660 0 0
Spencer Earl of Wilmington 1,000 0 0
Executors of Charles Bridgman 748 18 10
John Selwyn for Bichmond Lodge 1,170 10 1
The Treasurer of the Chamber 1738 Xmas quarter 6,603 9 1
Mr. Basket, the printer, by weekly payments, so for this week 1,000 0 0
Thomas Evans to be distributor of Stamps for Denbighshire loco John Mydelton.
“My Lords on reading Samuel Gellibrand's memorial will stay the issuing of process on his bond for 250l. as security for Henry Popple, on his paying over and assigning his salary as Deputy Secretary to the Board of Trade to Mr. Baker, who succeeded Mr. Popple as agent for the Independent Companies in the West Indies, towards discharging Popple's debt to the said Company.”
The petition of the Governors of St. George's Hospital for leave to lay a drain from that Hospital into the King's dram through St. James's Park referred to the Board of Works.
Order for a warrant for issuing to Dr. Smith, Master of Mechanics, the sum of [84l. 15s. 6d.] for the charge of 3 models of the silk mills at Derby, which he has certified will be a sufficient direction for workmen to erect the same sort and answer the intent of the Act of Parliament in that behalf, together with the further sum of 25l. 11s. 0d. for fees and expenses.
Philip Couch is to succeed Samuel Champion superseded as an officer of the Customs at Saltash, Plymouth port.
Henry Grover's petition for leave to carry back to France wrought plate imported thence, referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Care is to be taken that when any loan is opened on the land tax the following persons be admitted for the following sums:—
Mr. Arnold 3,600
Mr. Earle 7,500
Mr. Gibson 60,000
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 129–30; Letter Book XIX. p. 504; Money Book XXXIX. p. 423.]
June 5.
81. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Doddington, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List Revenues:—
£ s. d.
To Mr. Schutz for the Privy Purse 3,000 0 0
To the Duke of Richmond, as Master of the Horse, towards extraordinaries of the Stables 2,000 0 0
Same for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 2,000l. out of Exchequer bills on malt 1739 on the head of wages, to pay bills of exchange drawn on the Sick and Hurt Office, as by his memorial of the 4th instant.
The Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of James Brown to be considered next meeting.
The Taxes Commissioners to attend on Thursday next with the necessary papers and certificates concerning the appointing of Receivers General for the present year's land tax.
The Poor Knights of Windsor to be paid half a year on their respective annuities, to Lady day last. Captain Munro to be paid same to same date on his pension.
Order for a warrant for a loan of 100,000l. on land tax [1739] to be registered after 300,000l. thereupon.
Mr. Lowther is to pay out of the King's money in his hands 10l. 11s. 6d. to John Shepherd, assistant to the messengers and chamber keepers in the Treasury office for several journeys performed by him and other expenses. 1737, April 22, to 1739, June 5.
Same is to pay out of same 10l. 10s. 0d. to George Dowdall for services.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 131–2; Letter Book XIX. p. 504.]
June 7. 82. Report to the Treasury from the Board of Works, Whitehall, on the petition of the Governors of St. George's Hospital, near Hyde Park corner, praying leave to lay their drain into His Majesty's drain which goes through St. James's Park. Are of opinion the request may be granted without inconvenience.
Endorsed: 1739 June 19. Agreed to. 1 page.
: (a) said petition. Have erected and supported said Hospital for above 4 years by voluntary contributions. As the Hospital is so high and so removed from the river the cost of carrying a new drain to the river would be 600l. Pray leave as above. Minuted with Treasury reference dated 1739 May 31. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 37.]
June 7. 83. Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill for royal signature to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, containing a a reversionary grant to Thomas Lord Lovel of the lighthouse at or near Dunge Ness, Kent, with liberty, licence and authority to maintain, continue, alter, renew, remove and change same from time to time, and if need be to rebuild another at any place near same by the advice and direction of the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond; to hold the same and the contribution money of one penny per tun from all masters, merchants or owners of all ships, hoys and barques passing by said lighthouse either outward or inward bound. Said grant to hold for 60 years from the date of the surrender or other determination of the letters patents concerning same granted to Thomas Lord Lovel 16 Feb. 3 Geo. II., containing a reversionary grant of same to him upon expiry of a term of 31 years formerly granted to Richard Tufton, Esq., afterwards Earl of Thanet.
[Crown Lease Book V. pp. 140–1.]
June 7. 84. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells and all other the officers of the Receipt concerned, to make forth and to place as so much cash in the office of the Tellers at the Receipt 300,000l. in Exchequer Bills on land tax 1739, to be payable first in course, and further to take in at the Receipt 71,000l. in 3% loans on same, to register after said 300,000l.
[Money Book XXXIX. p. 424.]
June 7. 85. Same to same to take in a further loan of 4,100l. as above.
[ibid. p. 425.]
June 14.
86. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Winnington.
“Mr. Chancellor acquaints my Lords that the Bank will circulate Exchequer Bills for 800,000l. on the land tax for the year 1739, which leaves 200,000l. to be taken in by loans as their Lordships shall think fit to direct, and this 200,000l. by loans is meant to be registered after 300,000l. to be first registred in Exchequer bills.
The representation of this day's date from the Taxes Commissioners read concerning the decrease of the duties on houses and the misbehaviour, neglect and incapacity of the Surveyors of said duties. Said Commissioners ordered to lay before their Lordships a list of the said Surveyors with their observations as to their qualifications and behaviour, and to consider of some method to prove the qualifications of persons recommended to those offices before they shall be admitted for the future. The appointment of receivers for this year's land tax put off till this day fortnight.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 2,000l. out of funds anno 1739 for impress, conduct money, &c., as by his memorial of the 13th instant.
The memorial of the 13th instant from the Paymaster of the Forces, enclosing Sir Joseph Eyles's proposal for remitting the subsistence money to Gibraltar and Minorca for 1739, June 25 to August 24, read and agreed to as follows, the rates of exchange being certified to be as usual, viz.:
19,600 dollars for Minorca payable in gold at sight at 55d. per dollar.
18,900 dollars for Gibraltar payable in gold at sight at 54½d. per dollar.
“Write to the Commissioners of the Navy to adjust a distribution to the respective heads of the Navy expense of the remainder unissued of the funds appropriated for naval services for the year 1739 and in what proportions and at what times the services may require the issuing thereof, and desire them also to send my Lords an account what the seamen's wages, as the payment thereof is regulated by Act of Parliament, may amount to by the last day of December next. Distinguish the times at which the same will become payable.”
The following accounts ordered to be laid before their Lordships:—
An account of the additional forces to be raised and of the levy money to be paid for same at the rate of 3l. 10s. per man.
Same of the charge of clothing the said additional forces and of their pay from 1739, June 25, to Dec. 24.
Same of the pay of the regiments coming over from Ireland to England for same date.
Same of the charge of bringing over said regiments.
Same of the pay of the Danish horse and foot in case they should be called for, with the other charges attending the same according to the Treaty in that behalf.
The Secretary at War to be written to for such of these accounts as he can give.
Mr. Lowther out of the King's money in his hand is to pay Herman Verelst 40l. for his expense and trouble in stating the King's title to Carolina with the evidences to support it which was delivered into the Duke of Newcastle's office in April last.
The Earl of Tankerville is to be paid the extraordinaries above the establishment of the Buckhounds during the time he continued Master thereof.
Order for the issue out of the Civil List revenues of 4,525l. for 1738 Xmas quarter for the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bed-chamber: and 1,700l. to Mr. Horatio Walpole on his appointment as Ambassador in Holland.
Order for the issue of 2,830l. to John Shepherd to reimburse expenses for His Majesty's service without account which is to clear 3,830l. in bills of exchange from Denmark drawn by Mr. Titley on Mr. Lowther.
Bryan McDonogh's petition referred to the Customs Commissioners to report a proper reward for his services to the revenue.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 133–5; Letter Book XIX. p. 505.]
June 14. 87. Representation to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners, dated Office for Taxes, concerning the decrease in the yield of the duties on houses. Unless some means be used for the better ascertaining the powers of charging and collecting said duties, and greater checks had upon the officers employed in the surveys, the two duties will in time raise little more than one formerly did. In 1711, the first year of the New Duties, the yield of the Old was 113,092l. 14s. 6d., and of the New 41,336l. 5s. 4d., in all 154,428l. 19s. 10d. In 1737 the yield of the Old Duties was only 107,202l. 9s. 6d. and of the New 32,905l. 6s. 6d., in all 140,108l. 6s. 0d., representing a decrease of 14,320l. 13s. 10d. “The cause of this is not only to be attributed to the stopping up lights, the building houses upon old and new foundations, either under 10, 20, or 30 windows, and the partiality which the justices, who are the Commissioners for these duties, show to their friends and neighbours in arbitrarily excusing them without administering an oath either to the officer or appellant, and excusing shop windows, cellars and offices adjoining. But there is also another and indeed a greater inconvenience attends these duties, and that even from the officers themselves, who are almost become a burden instead of a support to them, by their negligence or incapacity … Our General Surveyors are 4 in number, one is stationed in and about Wales, another in the North, neither of which send us any account of their surveys or their officers, though they have been frequently required by us so to do, a third is confined to London and the adjacent counties so that we have been obliged to employ the fourth in all the other counties even in those which are the proper districts of the two first.” Pray directions on the whole and for power in future to examine into the age and ability of those who shall be hereafter appointed. Minuted in substance as under date 1739 June 14 supra. 2 pages. [Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 39.]
June 15. 88. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners and their officers to comply with the order in Council, as below.
Prefixing:—Order of the King in Council dated Kensington, 1379, June 15. “Upon consideration this day had at the Board of a memorial from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty touching the speedy manning of His Majesty's ships which are fitting out, His Majesty, with the advice of His Privy Council, is pleased to order that a general embargo be laid on all ships and vessels except such as are employed by the officers of the Navy, Ordnance, Victualling or Customs which are not cleared at Gravesend.”
[Customs Book XIV. p. 358.]
June 18. 89. Same to same to comply with same as below.
Prefixing:—Order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, 1739 June 18, taking off the present embargo from all pacquet boats employed by the Government.
[Ibid. p. 359.]
90. Same to same to observe same as below.
Prefixing:—Order in Council dated as above permitting the brigantine “Sea Nymph” Adam Muire, master, to proceed on her voyage, having been fitted out by Andrew Reid, for the immediate transportation of 85 felons for which he has contracted with the Government.
[Ibid. 358–9.]
June 19. 91. Same to same to observe same as below.
Prefixing:—Order of the King in Council dated Whitehall 1739 June 18, releasing from the present embargo the ships of foreigners in the port of London on condition they carry away no seamen who are His Majesty's subjects.
[Ibid. p. 359.]
June 19. 92. Treasury warrant for the execution of a royal sign manual for the issue of 50l. to William Maitland as a mark of royal esteem and favour on account of his book, intituled the History of London, lately published and dedicated to His Majesty.
[King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 307.]
June 19. 93. Sir William Yonge to John Scrope, dated Whitehall, forwarding an account of the charge of augmenting His Majesty's foot forces in Great Britain, and for the ten regiments of foot coming from Ireland to England, together with their pay from 1739 June 25 to Dec. 24, and the amount for levy money. The charge of bringing the ten regiments from Ireland cannot be known till after their landing. “As to the pay of the Danish horse and foot, I cannot give their Lordships any particular account thereof, not having the Treaty or any extract of it, but after having recourse to the establishment for the Danish forces in the late Flanders war in the year 1712, I transmit to you for their Lordships' information two establishments, one for a regiment of horse and the other for a regiment of foot.” 2 pages.
:—(a) Said estimate for a Danish regiment of foot and horse. 2 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 42.]
June 19.
94. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Ordnance out of funds anno 1739 of 30,000l. for demands as in his memorial of the 15th instant, whereof 15,000l. to sea services and 15,000l. to land services.
The report of the 8th instant, from the Postmaster General, on William Rouse's petition for a discharge of himself and his securities from an extent on their paying the whole of the debt to the Post Office on Rouse's account, exclusive of the debt from Charles Peele, a clerk in the said Office, who received sentence of death on account thereof, read and agreed to.
The report from the Board of Works of the 7th instant read concerning repairs in St. James's Park. Said repairs to an estimate of 386l. 18s. 8d. to be forthwith done.
The Governors of St. George's Hospital are to be permitted to lay their drain into His Majesty's drain which goes through St. James's Park, the Board of Works having certified by their report of the 7th instant that no inconvenience will attend the same.
St. John Wright, at the recommendation of Sir George Wynne, is to succeed Mr. Morewood, riding surveyor of Beaumaris, lately deceased.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
£ s. d.
To Mr. Lowther 1,500 0 0
Mr. Forward 870 0 0
The Chancellor of the Garter 285 2 6
Sir William Yonge's letter of this day's date read transmitting an account of the charge of augmenting the foot in Great Britain and of the ten regiments' coming from Ireland, with an account of the pay of the said 10 regiments from June 25 to Dec. 24 next and of the levy money for the whole.
“Let the Pay Office know that my Lords sit on Thursday next and expect a memorial to be laid before them of the sums necessary to be issued for services in that office.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 136–7; Letter Book XIX. p. 506.]
June 19.
95. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Dodington, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
“On reading the Paymaster of the Forces' memorial, dated the 21st, for 149,344l. for the purposes therein mentioned, my Lords are pleased to order 50,000l. to be issued out of the funds for the year 1739 upon account; and as the demands for the augmentations, in this memorial, are blended with the ordinary payments for the Forces, their Lordships desire that the charge of the said augmentations be always distinguished in the Paymaster's demands for the future that the same may be known, and an account particularly kept of the amount thereof.”
Mr. Verelst is to have 30l. paid him by Mr. Lowther for trouble and attendance, in searching offices and collecting evidence about Carolina. The 40l. previously ordered him is to reimburse his expenses for copies of records, maps, and other evidences for making out the King's title thereto.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. p. 138.]
June 20. 96. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, &c., to take in at the Receipt 4,000l, in 3 % loans on Land Tax 1739, to rank after 375,100l. already charged thereupon.
[Money Book XXXIX. p. 425.]
June 21. 97. Same to the Customs Commissioners, London, approving their proposals as below.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from the said Commissioners. Have had frequent informations of great frauds committed on the East Coast from Lowestoft to the Spurn Head, guarded by the sloop established at Yarmouth, the frauds being as well by the smuggling vessels as by those employed in exporting corn and malt to Holland and other places, which, on their return, bring tea, brandy, &c., and run them on the coast. The above said sloop has performed little service, and as William Spooner, the captain of it, is lately dead, propose to employ in the place of it two vessels of less burden than the present sloop, with 11 men and a boy in each. Propose Robert Abbon and William Clifton for captains. [Customs Book XIV. pp. 362–3.]
98. Treasury orders to the Customs Commissioners and their officers to observe Orders in Council as below.
Prefixing and appending:—Orders in Council, dated 1739 June 20, taking off the present embargo from all ships arriving in the ports of Chester or Bristol with His Majesty's troops from Ireland; and also from the sloop “Hannah and Lipporah,” Bowen Cranwell master, lying at Gravesend, bound for Rotterdam.
[Ibid. p. 360.]
June 22. 99. Sir Charles Wager to [John Scrope], praying Sir Robert Walpole's orders that the Customs collectors at the several ports where there are no clerks of the cheque may be directed to pay the conductors of men sent by the Lords Lieutenant or Vice-Admirals for the fleet, the allowances mentioned in the King's proclamation with 12d. for every mile above twenty, and further to subsist the said men till called for by tenders: said disbursements to be reimbursed by the Navy Board on the accounts being submitted to them. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 48.]
June 22. 100. J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners conveying the orders of the Treasury for said Commissioners to act in accordance with the above directions as requested by Sir Charles Wager.
[Customs Book XIV. p. 364.]
June 22. 101. Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to cause the Receivers General and Paymasters of Revenue, Ireland, to pay to the Colonels or agents of the regiments of foot remaining in Ireland such sums as shall be sufficient, at the rate of 5l. 8s. 4d. per man, for raising additional men to answer the intended augmentation of said regiments by a sergeant, corporal, drummer and 36 privates to each company of the said regiments: same being to be paid out of the savings caused by the removal of 10 regiments of foot from the Irish to the English establishment.
[Irish Book IX. p. 154–5.]
June 22. 102. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners and officers to comply with the Order in Council as below.
Prefixing:—Order in Council, dated Whitehall, 1739 June 21, taking off the embargo from all ships from the Straits, or any foreign Eastern parts, and being in the Downs, “unless they shall break bulk here or it shall appear they have any goods on board which are intended to be landed in England.”
[Customs Book XIV. p. 364.]
June 24.]
103. An account of the establishment of the late Queen's servants, and of the amount due thereon at Midsummer 1739, after deductions therein detailed caused by death. 2 pages practically duplicate.
[Treasury Board Papers CCC No. 50.]
June 24.
104. Same of the income and issues of His Majesty's Civil List revenues from 1738 Midsummer, to 1739 Midsummer (total income, 906,949l. 13s.d.; total issues, 814,749l. 8s.d.; remains, 92,200l. 4s.d.) 2 pages.
[Ibid. CCCI. No. 1.]
June 25. 105. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt for the payment to John Lawton, gent., of 105l. for 1739 Midsummer quarter for himself and 3 clerks for sorting, digesting, methodising and reducing to order the records and writings in the Court of the Receipt of the Exchequer.
Appending:—Lawton's certificate of work done in said quarter “Since Lady day last Mr. Stewart has been sorting records of various reigns, Mr. Smart has been sorting Star Chamber Records, Mr. Whiston and Mr. Farley have been methodising the books of the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Mr. Strachey has been sorting Star Chamber Records.”
[Money Book XXXIX. p. 438; Order Book XVII. p. 53.]
June 26. 106. J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, forwarding as below in further explanation of the Treasury order, ut supra pp. 33–4, under date 1739 June 22, relating to the payment of seamen's subsistence and travelling charges by the Customs collectors.
Appending:—Letter from J. Burchett to John Scrope, dated 1739 June 26. “My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty having ordered several of His Majesty's ships employed in pressing and otherwise procuring men for the fleet to call at several places on the coast as below, for such men as may be sent thither from time to time by the Lords Lieutenants or Vice Admirals of the maritime counties,” prays orders for payments by the Customs collectors as above, at places where there no clerks of the cheque: the said several ports where His Majesty's ships are ordered to call on the collectors of the Customs to receive men to serve in the fleet being as follows: Tynemouth, Sunderland, Whitby, Scarborough, Hull, Bridlington, Boston, Yarmouth, Aldborough, Rye, Hastings, Shoreham, Weymouth, Poole, Fowey, Looe, Falmouth, Holyhead, Chester, Liverpool, Bristol, Whitehaven.
[Customs Book XIV. pp. 367–8.]
June 26.
107. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
“Mr. Chancellor acquaints my Lords that the King will be at the expense of defraying the fees (being half fees) for the moneys issued at the Exchequer to Mr. Selwyn, for the establishments to the Duke and the four Princesses.” Mr. Lowther ordered to pay the same.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the 500,000l. set apart in the Sinking Fund, of 46,919l. for services as in his memorial of the 25th instant.
Same for the issue out of same 500,000l. of 99,344l. to the Paymaster of the Forces, which with 50,000l. before issued for uses to be appointed, is for services as in his memorial of the 16th for 149,344l.
Same for the following issues out of the Civil List funds:—
£ s. d.
To the Cofferer of the Household to complete 1738 Xmas quarter 16,735 0 0
To the Works, same quarter 7,186 4 0
To clear salaries and pensions payable at the Exchequer to 1738 Xmas 11,184 8 6
To Mr. Selwyn for the establishment for the Duke and 4 Princesses, 1739 Midsummer quarter 7,817 12
To the King's Gardeners payable in the Office of Works, same quarter 1,233 4
Same for the issue, out of the 500,000l. set apart in the Sinking Fund, of 129,696l. 10s.d. to cancel Exchequer bills registered on malt anno 1737, being the deficiency of the fund for that purpose at Lady Day 1739.
“Mr. Lowther is to pay 33l. to Messrs. Lowther, Wright, Jones, Barnsley, Shepherd, and Brooks, for extraordinary service in delivering great numbers of letters to Members of Parliament on special meetings between the year 1735 and the 31st January, 1738–9, according to their bill in that behalf: taking care that these extraordinary sums be not inserted in any of the Messengers' bills payable at the Exchequer.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 139–40.]
June 26. 108. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt for the issue of 310l. to Jonathan Forward for the transportation of 27 felons out of Newgate Gaol, and 35 felons out of the County Gaols of Herts, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Bucks, to Virginia, on board the “Forward” galley, Benjamin Richardson, commander.
Appending:—Lists of said felons and certificates by the various Clerks of Assize, &c.
[Money Book XXXIX. p. 448.]
June 26. 109. Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat or particular of two ferries over the river Menai in the counties of Anglesea and Carnarvon, viz., the ferries called Lanidan, or Bonydon, and Talvoyle, of which Thomas Lloyd, Esq., Tal y fael (“Talvoyle”) prays a new lease, in continuation of a grant of same, made 1708 May 19, to Thomas Jones in trust for petitioner.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Surveyor General on said Lloyd's petition for same.
[Crown Lease Book V. pp. 142–3.]
June 27. 110. Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Lewis. By letters patent of 1 Geo. I. there were demised to Robert Bridgewater all those woods called Harleigh Wood, Radnor's Wood, Northwood and Deep Moors, and the forest of Ackwood and Cumbergwin, Co. Radnor, for 29 years, which will expire at Lady Day, 1745. Petitioner is informed that said lease was in trust for the late Thomas Harley, Esq., and was obtained and passed through all the offices except the Pipe during the time the late Earl of Oxford was Treasurer, and that said lands were not in grant to said Thomas Harley or any of his family whatsoever before making of said lease. Further, that the site of Radnor Castle and a small parcel of lands in Glandeshee, one acre in Radnor Park and a meadow called Coismead and Close Moor are out of lease and held over by the present possessors to the prejudice of the Crown. Prays, for his loyalty, to be admitted tenant to the Crown for said parcels of land.
[Ibid. pp. 150–1.]
June 27. 111. Certificate to same from Edward Bangham and Ja. Thomas, Deputy Auditors of Imprests, of the wages or other annual allowances to those officers paid by the Master of the Great Wardrobe, which are under the denomination of Arras workers and tailors respectively, with their numbers, and the authority they are constituted under. 1½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 2.]
June 27. 112. The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Treasury, dated from Devonshire House, forwarding from the Deputy Vice-Treasurer, Ireland, the accounts of payments made in the Treasury Office, Dublin, on the heads of Concordatums, Military Contingencies and Barracks in the year 1738 Lady Day, to 1739 Lady Day. Prays a royal warrant for allowing the overdraft on the three said heads, amounting to 11,735l. 15s.d. in the said Vice-Treasurer's accounts. 1 page.
—(a) Statement of payments made in the Treasury Office, Dublin, on account of Military Contingencies, Ireland, for the year ended 1739 Lady Day. (Total payments 3,172l. 3s. 1d., against an established allowance of 3,000l. per an.) 4 pages.
(b) Same of same on account of Barracks ibid. for same time. (Total payments 22,162l. 9s. 6d., against an established allowance of 13,336l. 10s. 0d.). 5 pages.
(c) Same of same on account of Concordatums ibid. for same time. (Total payments 7,737l. 13s.d., against an established allowance of 5,000l). 5 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers, No. 3.]
113. The Navy Commissioners to John Scrope, dated Navy Office, forwarding account (a) infra. With regard to the required estimate of wages to seamen, to Dec. 31 next, it cannot be made as it is uncertain what number of men may be raised or how long they may be employed, or what ships may come home entitled to pay. 2 pages.
—(a) An account of what money remains to come in for naval services from the supplies of the year 1739, showing at what times, and for what services, and in what sums the same may probably be called for to accommodate naval services to the 31st Dec. next: prepared in pursuance of the command of the Treasury, as per Mr. Tilson's letter of the 15th. (Total, 474,949l. 10s. 7d.). 2 pages. [Ibid. No. 4.]
June 28. 114. J. Scrope to the Duke of Montagu. “Having occasion to wait upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer this morning, I put into his hands the warrants for adding 24 Gentlemen to the Band of Pensioners, which he was pleased to say he would peruse and consider: and at the same time ordered me to desire your Grace will please to transmit to me to be laid before him the particulars of the savings which your Grace means to have made on the establishment of the Wardrobe to equal the charge of the said augmentation to the Band which, according to your Grace's proposition, is to amount to 1,200l. per an., so as the warrant as well for the augmentations as for the savings may be laid before the King at the same time.”
[Letter Book XIX. p. 508.]
June 28. 115. The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Treasury, dated Devonshire House, transmitting a memorial of Luke Gardiner, Deputy Receiver General, Ireland, and Mr. Bayly's report thereon as below, concerning the losses sustained on the balance in the Treasury, and on part of the subsistence to the Army at the time of the reduction of the gold coins. Prays His Majesty's royal letter for making good the said losses.
Endorsed:—Received 1739 July 3. 1 page.
:—(a) Said memorial of said Luke Gardiner to the Lords Justices General and General Governors of Ireland. On the 10th September last when the proclamation for the reduction of the gold coins took place, Nathaniel Clements, Esq., Teller of the Exchequer, had in his hands a balance of 23,817l. 16s. 7d. in Bankers' notes and specie. The loss on the said balance consequent on the said reduction amounts to 730l. 10s. 75/8d. The loss on part of the subsistence for the month of September advanced to the Army before the reduction amounts to 191l. 15s.d. Prays his Majesty's letter for the allowance of the former sum in the passing of the Vice-Treasurer's accounts; and for the issue of the latter sum to the agents of the several regiments free of any fees or deductions whatsoever.
Together with:—Reference of said petition to the Clerk of the Pells, Ireland, by the said Lords Justices, dated 1738 August 21. 2 pages.
(b) Report on (a) to the said Lords Justices by John Bayly, Deputy Clerk of the Pells, Ireland, dated Pells Office, Dublin, 1738 August 31. 2 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 5.]