Treasury Books and Papers: May 1741

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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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May 1741

May 4. 73. The Duke of Devonshire to the Treasury, dated from Devonshire House, transmitting from the Lords Justices of Ireland a memorial of Mr. Gardiner, Deputy Receiver General of Ireland, with an account annexed of money advanced to the Master of the Ordnance for bread and camp necessaries for the forces in Ireland (viz., 3,152l. 10s. 4d.); and the memorial of the principal officers of the Ordnance as in (a) infra; also the said Lords Justices' desire for the allowing of 3,152l. 10s. 4d. in the Vice-Treasurer's next account over and above poundage and Pells and all other fees whatsoever: all for the preparation of the proper instrument therefor, His Majesty having condescended to said demands. 1½ pages.
:—Memorial to the Lords Justices General and General Governors of Ireland from the principal officers of the Ordnance there, dated Office of Ordnance, Dublin Castle, 1740–1 January 16. In reply to their Excellencies' order of Oct. 24 last to provide forthwith 100 bell tents for the several regiments of foot in Ireland to be held ready in case of need, have had an estimate and pattern of same. For the best sail cloth and three coats of oil paint the estimate is 195l. for the lot. Pray the issue of the said sum. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCV. No. 30.]
May 5.
74. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Clutterbuck.
Order for a warrant for a royal sign manual to appoint Wadham Wyndham, Esq., Secretary to the Commissioners for Stamp duties, loco Mr. Bridges, deceased. Write to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland to remove Mr. [William] Clifton, their Solicitor, and to appoint Patrick Haldane, Esq., to succeed him. Order for a constitution for — Bond to be Solicitor of the Customs, loco — Morley, Esq. Same for a fiat for passing letters patent to appoint Walter Bowman Comptroller of the Customs, Bristol port, loco Peirce Griffith, deceased.
Order for a warrant for a sign manual for a Privy Seal for granting to James Glen, Esq., Governor of South Carolina, a salary or allowance of 800l. per an. out of the 4½ per cent. duty, to commence from 1740–1, March 20.
Same for a sign warrant for 200l. to Lady Bridgman as His Majesty's bounty.
Same for the issue to the Treasurer of the Chamber of 1,000l. for the messengers, in advance, to enable them to perform foreign voyages: to be abated out of their bills.
Humphrie Davie to be a King's waiter, Bristol port, loco Edward Nash, in case Nash be dead. Order for a warrant to the Customs Commissioners to depute William Billet, a noon tender, loco John Webb, deceased.
Order for a warrant for a sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for letters patent to be passed there, granting to General Diemar a pension of 1,000l. a year out of the revenues of Ireland for five years from 1741, Lady Day.
Same for warrants to be signed by His Majesty to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for paying the several sums following out of the revenues there, according to His Grace's letters to the Lords of the Treasury, dated as follow:
A letter dated 1741, May 5, for 300l. per an. additional pension to Lord Southwell.
Do., May 4, for 834l. for clothing State Officers.
Do., for allowing 3,152l. 10s. 4d., and 195l. on the Vice-Treasurer's accounts advanced for public services.
Do., for 740l. for clothing Battle Axe Guards.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 312–3; Customs Book XV. p. 115; North Britain Book XIII. p. 153.]
May 7.
75. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Clutterbuck.
Mr. Glen, Governor of South Carolina, being called in, my Lords fix his salary at 800l. per an., to commence from 1740 Lady Day, and be paid out of the 4½ per cent. duty.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List funds:
£ s. d.
To Lord Harrington for his journey 2,000 0 0
To Mr. Weston for staffets and other contingencies 1,000 0 0
To Mr. Onslow as late Speaker 435 0 0
To the Secretaries of State 750l. each for Secret Service 1,500 0 0
The report from the Auditors of Imprests of 1740, November 22, read on Viscount Torrington's cravings for the business of his office as Treasurer of the Navy after he was superseded. On consideration thereof their Lordships allow him 2,950l. instead of the 4,068l. 8s. 6d. craved by him.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. p. 314.]
May 12.
76. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Clutterbuck.
Order for the issue out of the Civil List funds of 850l. to Mr. Ellis.
Same for same out of loans on salt for 1741 of 9,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for services as in his memorial of the 11th instant.
Mr. Lowther to pay out of the King's money in his hands 20l. to Jane Evans as royal bounty.
“My Lords sign a warrant directing the Commissioners of the Customs to permit 47 caises of arms and 1 caise of bayonets, imported from Holland for His Majesty's service, to be landed and lodged in the King's arsenal in the Tower, as usual. This upon a letter to their Lordps. dated this day and signed John Armstrong, the Board of Ordnance being then absent.”
Mr. Lowther to pay out of the King's money in his hands 30l. to Francis Balls, being the King's moiety paid into the Exchequer on account of a seizure.
[Ibid. p. 315.]
May 12. 77. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. For the landing and lodging in the Arsenal at the Tower of 47 cases of arms and 1 cask of bayonets, shipped by Mr. Elie Palairet, of Rotterdam, on the “British Ark,” Henry Sparkes, master.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from John Armstrong, of the Office of Ordnance, concerning same.
[Customs Book XV. p. 116.]
May 15. 78. Same to same for the similar landing and lodging in the Arsenal at the Tower of 74 chests of fire arms shipped from Bremen to London on the “Christian,” Govert Cassan, of Bremen, master, and consigned to John Godfrey Puls, same being intended for the immediate furnishing of the public stores in Ireland.
May 16.
79. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Clutterbuck.
“The Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland having signified to my Lords that 74 chests of fire arms for His Majesty's service in the Kingdom of Ireland are shipped from Bremen for London, their Lordps., inasmuch as the said arms are for the immediate furnishing the publick stores in that kingdo. direct a warrt. to be prepared, authorizing the Commrs. of the Customs to cause them to be landed and lodged in his Mat's Tower of London so as the same may be ready to be removed from thence and shipped for Ireland in such manner and at such time or times as the Lord Lieutt. or his Secretary shall by lre to the said Commrs order and appoint.”
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List funds:
£ s. d.
To the Duke of Richmond for the extraordinaries of the Stables upon the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Horse 2,500 0 0
To Lady Bridgeman as of His Majesty's bounty 200 0 0
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. p. 316.]
May 20.
80. Present: Mr. Chancellor the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Clutterbuck.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List funds:
£ s. d.
To Mr. Selwyn for Her late Majesty's servants, 1740, Michaelmas quarter 4,564 14
To Thos. Lowther, Esq., for His Majesty's service 1,500 0 0
To John Shepherd, gent., for His Majesty's special services 2,350 0 0
Same for same out of loans on salt for service of 1741. of 64,796l. to the Paymaster General of the Forces for 4 months' pay respectively, from 1741, March 25, to the Danes and Hessians taken into His Majesty's pay, as specified in the said Paymaster's memorial of this day.
Same for a warrant for appointing William Lark a tidesman at Saltash, Plymouth port, loco Christopher Rogers, deceased.
The Taxes Commissioners to attend this day se'nnight, when my Lords will appoint Receivers for the present year's land tax.
“Read a letter to Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer from Robt. Lovell, dated the 14th May, 1741, about enlarging the Lisbon packet boats, whereof he is master, or to ease him in the expense of repairing it by reason of the damages it suffered last winter from overweight of guns.” The representations of the Postmasters about these boats to be looked out, and with an extract thereof to be laid before their Lordships at their next meeting.
[Ibid. p. 317; Letter Book XX. p. 3.]
May 22.
81. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Winnington.
“My Lords take into consideration (the Paymaster of the Forces, General Wade and Majr. Genl. Legoniere being present) the affair of providing and contracting for bread and bread waggons for the 12,000 Danes and Hessians taken into His Majesty's pay. And the warrant for authorising Major Genl. Legoniere to provide and contract for the said bread and bread waggons is settled and approved. And upon reading a paper containing the Paymaster's observations upon the said warrant, it was agreed that the Paymaster should have power by Privy Seal to pay the difference in value between the stoppages for bread delivered [to] the troops, and the value to be paid for the same by the contract; and for deducting two and a half per cent from the pay of the said troops, to be applied to such uses as His Majesty by warrant shall direct.”
“My Lords also agree that the said troops be at present paid upon account, and that a Commissary shall be appointed with proper instructions to review and muster the said forces; of whom an establishmt. is to be formed so as the Paymaster may have the establishmt. and muster rolls for his vouchers.”
John Powell, at Mr. Campbell's recommendation, is to succeed Mr. Hughes as Surveyor of Milford port, if said Hughes is superannuated.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:
£ s. d.
To Mons. de Marsay 625 0 0
To the Duke of Grafton 750 0 0
To the Earl of Warwick 200 0 0
Same for a sign manual for [the issue of] 36,000l. to the Privy Purse, there remaining no more than 3,000l. unsatisfied upon the last order for the like sum of 36,00l.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 318–9.]
May 26. 82. Treasury warrant to Major General John Ligonier (appointed by the King to inspect the providing and contracting for all bread and bread waggons for the Danes and Hessians in His Majesty's pay) authorising and appointing him to contract for the furnishing and providing of the said bread and bread waggons, it having been usual for the Treasury to enter into such contracts, but the present want and occasion of a supply of bread and bread waggons for the said forces requiring immediate despatch, and not admitting of the time which the Treasury would necessarily take to settle rates and prices for the same, and to be thoroughly apprized of the credit of the persons, being foreigners, who are most likely to be contracted with for that purpose.
[Note in margin.] Copies of these contracts are deposited in this [Treasury] Office.
[Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 440–1.]
May 26. 83. Memorial to the Treasury from the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster. Pray the issue of the 4,000l. as by the Act of 14 Geo. II. towards repairing and finishing said Abbey Church, and to enable said Dean and Chapter to purchase 3 leasehold houses now standing on the North side of said church, and to pull down same in order to lay open the whole north side of said church.
Endorsed:—27 May, 1741. Ordered. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCV. No. 32.]
May 27. 84. Petition to the Treasury from Walter Lougher and Co., of Bristol, merchants, owners of the ship “Marlborough.” Said ship is ready to sail on a voyage to the coast of Africa for the purchase of negroes. Pray to be permitted to put on board 150 bushels of horse beans for the sustenance of the negroes, on giving security (in accordance with the victualling embargo order) that the same shall not be re-landed.
Referred:—To the Customs Commissioners.
[Reference Book X. p. 182.]
May 27.
85. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Sundon, Mr. Clutterbuck.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List funds:
£ s. d.
To the Judges and others payable with them for 1740, Michaelmas term 6,582 10 0
To the Duke of Cumberland and others named in a lre dated this day 8,933 11 1
Nathl. Bardolph, upon the recommendation of Viscount Torrington, to be distributor of stamps, Bedfordshire, loco Joseph Gray, deceased.
Order for warrants to be signed by the Lords Justices for the following purposes:—
£ s. d.
For the Duke of Cumberland, as His Majesty's bounty 2,000 0 0
To Capt. Laws, who came from Vice-Admiral Vernon and Brigr. Wentworth, in reward 500 0 0
The Duke of Grafton is to be paid 250l. for 1740, Xmas quarter on his pension at the Exchequer.
Thos. Wells, late an officer on the establishment of Hawkers and Pedlars, is to be paid 20l. by the hands of Mr. Lowther. Said Lowther is also to pay the fees of the 2,000l. for the Duke of Cumberland so as his Highness may receive His Majesty's bounty clear of all charges.
On reading a petition of Richard Lane, late Receiver General of Taxes, co. Worcestershire, process ordered to be stayed against him or his sureties till the end of Michaelmas term next.
Write to the Commissioners for the duty on Hawkers and Pedlars for a certificate of the debt, if any, owing to the said revenue from Thos. Wells, and of the arrears of salary due to him (if any).
The Customs Commissioners' report of the 20th instant read, on the petition of Manuel Martin de Fonseca, master of a Portuguese ship. No order made thereon, the said Commissioners being of opinion that the officer who made the seizure of ship and cargo should be left to prosecute for illegal importation.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVIII. pp. 320–1; Letter Book XX, p. 3.]
May 27.]
86. A state of the supplies of the year 1741, to the 24th of May, 1741 (total vote 5,313,330l. 7s.d., issue 1,757,680l. 5s.d., remaining to be issued 3,555,650l. 2s.d.), with a statement of ways and means and the deficiency thereof to meet the abovesaid remains.
One large sheet written on front and on inside, statement on the front being duplicate of statement on inside, save far wanting the statement of ways and means.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCV. No. 33.]