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Warrants for Minor Appointments: 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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1741

1740–1.
Jan. 6
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Isaac Rider, landwaiter, London port, loco William Reeves, superseded. Customs Book XV. p. 22.
Jan. 8 J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners to promote Richard Este from a riding officer in the salt duties at Droitwich to a Collector. Letter Book XIX. p. 558.
Jan. 13 Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners. George Beardsell, William Babb, Samuel Jones, John Beale, William Medland, watchmen, London port, locis Henry Longford, John Burrows, Joseph York, Henry Gilbert, and John Greenwood; Nathaniel Pigram, junr., commander of the “Rye” sloop, loco his father, superannuated; John Swaine, mate of the same, loco Nathl. Pigram, junior; William Avery, junr., waiter and searcher, Padstow port, loco Joel Danger, superseded: Christopher Rogers, tidesman and boatman, Plymouth port, loco Roger Kingstone, superannuated. Customs Book XV. p. 22.
Jan. 20 Treasury Commission. Wm. Hallum, Surveyor of Houses, co. Suffolk, loco Thos. Holder, dismissed. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, to place Capt. Warren Lisle and a sloop now building for him on the establishment of the Customs for Weymouth on the terms and footing proposed by said Commissioners.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the proposal of Warren Lisle, praying to be made inspector of the sloops in the service of the Customs from Portsmouth to the Land's End on the same terms and footing with Captain Robert Martin, who has the inspection on other parts of the coast of England, and for a proper vessel to be built to be manned, &c., as by an establishment for same set out in detail.
Customs Book XV. pp. 66–7.
Jan. 20 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Fitch, a watchman, London port, loco Peter Fish, deceased; Thomas Trobridge, a landwaiter on the superior list, ibid, loco William Holland, deceased; Edward Gilbert to succeed Trobridge on the inferior list; John James Lausat to be procured to be appointed deputy to Samuel Dawson, one of the King's waiters, ibid; Solomon Hucks, junr., tidesman and boatman, Harwich, loco John Bryant, deceased; William Rames, boatman, Hull, loco John Harolwick, Thomas Blacklock, tidesman and boatman, Whitehaven, loco Peter Hindley, deceased; Samuel Cruttenden, waiter, searcher and riding officer, Rye, loco Thomas Carswell, killed in the execution of his office. Customs Book XV. p. 64.
Same to same. George Spry to be placed on the establishment of the Customs for the port of Portsmouth as supervisor of the riding officers there and in the Isle of Wight at a salary of 100l. per an. from Xmas last; to put him on the same footing with the supervisors in Sussex.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from tho Customs Commissioners concerning said office and salary.
Ibid, p. 65
Jan. 27 Treasury warrant. William Phillips, surveyor of houses, Carmarthen, loco Thos. Phillips, dismissed. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Joshua Halley, commander of the sloop at Bridlington, loco Robt. Martin, preferred. Customs Book XV. p. 64.
Treasury warrant approving of John Idle as first clerk in the office of the Hon. Philip Yorke, esq., one of the four Tellers at the Receipt.
Prefixing:—Extract of the Act 8 and 9 Wm. III. concerning the course of the Exchequer: and said Yorke's presentation of said Idle to the Treasury accordingly.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 385–6.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Jethrell, deputy to Thomas Yorke, one of the King's waiters, London port, loco Thomas Lench, deceased [entry marked “cancelled”]. Customs Book XV. p. 68.
Jan. 28 J. Scrope to the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars to suspend the filling up a vacancy of a place of Surveyor for that duty until hearing further from the Treasury. Letter Book XIX. p. 565.
Feb. 2 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Fursman, waiter and searcher at Deal, to succeed Thomas Slayton as tide-surveyor there; Thomas Kite (clerk to the collector at Sandwich) to succeed Fursman as waiter and searcher at Deal; Thomas Smith, boatman at Margate, to succeed Edward Ludner, superseded as boatman at Sandwich; Bredwell Brothers to succeed Smith as boatman at Margate; Stephen Sayer, boatman at Sandwich, loco Samuel Ham, superseded; John Cricket, junr., riding officer at Lydd, Dover port, loco Lytcott Gill, superseded; William Farley, junr., tidesman and boatman at Harwich, loco Thomas Cooke, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 64.
Feb. 3 J. Scrope to the Taxes Commissioners. With the Treasury recommendation of Henry Rason to be messenger and doorkeeper of said Commissioners' office, loco John Blanckley, deceased. Letter Book XIX. p. 560.
Feb. 6 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. James Snook, boatman at Studland, Poole port, loco Valentine Nicholson, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 64.
Feb. 10 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Jenkins, preferred to the superior list of tidesmen, London port, loco Richard Gibbs, deceased; Joseph King to succeed Jenkins in the inferior list; William Nunn, a weighing porter, London, loco John Higgins, deceased; Joseph Barham, tidesman, London, loco Dawtry, who declines [entry cancelled]: Daniel Clarke, surveyor, waiter, and searcher, at Blakeney and Cley, loco John Nunn, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 64.
Feb. 17 Same to same. Thos. Jethrell, a tidesman, London port, loco William West, deceased. Ibid.
Feb. 19 Same to same. Solomon Edgcombe, waiter and searcher, Penryn, loco Samuel Harvey, superannuated. Ibid, p. 22.
Same to same. Stephen Payne, collector at Sandy Point in the Island of St. Christopher, loco — Douglas, resigned. Ibid, p. 64.
Letters patent by writ of Privy Seal, dated Westminster. Thomas Graham, Apothecary in ordinary to the King's person, with the yearly salary or fee of 115l., to date from 1740, Dec. 25, with all other rights, fees, wages, board wages, &c., thereto belonging: all loco Daniel Graham, thereto appointed by letters patent, 11 January, 1 Geo. II., whose letters patent are hereby revoked. King's Warrant Book pp. 232–3.
Feb. 24 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. George Poole and Peter Shank, additional tidesmen and boatmen at Poole, locis Edward Torbuck and John Williams, dismissed; George Bayley, tidesman and boatman, to be sent to Swanage, Poole port, loco Francis Andrews, dismissed. Customs Book XV. p. 80.
Feb. 25 J. Scrope to the same. Thomas Jethrells to be instructed as a landwaiter, London port. Ibid, p. 82.
Feb. 26 Treasury warrant to the same. Joseph Pitt, landwaiter in London, to be land surveyor, ibid, loco Thos. Moore, deceased; Thomas Stuart, an additional landwaiter in London, to succeed said Pitt as landwaiter; John Gibbs landwaiter at Bristol, to succeed Stuart as additional landwaiter, London; William Turton to succeed Gibbs at Bristol; Edward (Walter) Palke, tidesman and boatman at Teignmouth and Dawlish, Exeter port, loco Edward Bradford, superannuated; John Arnaud, land carriage man, London, loco Samuel Merchant, superannuated. Ibid, p. 80.
Treasury letters patent. Thomas Wilkinson, clerk engrosser in the Alienation Office (“to attend in the Office of Compositions for Alienations for the engrossing of all writs of covenant and writs of entre concerning lands or tenements holden or not holden”) loco Theophilus Newcomen, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 392.
March 2 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Bengough, weighing porter, London, loco Joseph Ward, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 80.
March 5 Same to same. John Fairchild, weighing porter, London port, loco William Nunn, dismissed; Thomas Coombes, tidesman on the superior list, ibid, loco John Tollervie, deceased; Frankland Lucas to succeed Coombes on the inferior list; George Waller, tidesman and boatman at Briton Ferry, Swansea, loco Oliver Bigg, removed on account of his great age. Ibid.
March 10 Treasury Commission. Richard Sappin, surveyor of houses, Oxon, loco John Waldron, deceased. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
March 10 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. James Cornish, landwaiter at Exeter, loco Andrew Jeffery, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 80.
March 11 Same to same. William Hutton, tidesman, Newcastle, loco Francis Ellison, superannuated. Ibid.
March 12 Same to same. Nicholas Relfe, tidesman on the inferior list, London port, loco Thomas Harvey, deceased; William Mantle, riding officer at Bridlington, loco Edward Legard, deceased (marked “revoked”): John Morgan, waiter and boatman at Newport, Cardiff port, loco James Lewis, deceased. Ibid.
March 13 Treasury Commission. Christopher Baker, surveyor of houses. co. Wilts, loco Henry Atkins, dismissed. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12
March 19 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Barribell, waiter and searcher at Salcombe, Dartmouth port. loco Thomas Grove, deceased; William Bates, landwaiter at Newcastle, loco John Morley, superannuated. Customs Book XV. p. 80.
March 21 Same to same. Thomas Doole, tidesman on the superior list, Bristol port, loco Robert Hinton, deceased; Herbert Stephens to succeed Doole on the inferior list. Ibid.
March 24 Treasury warrant for letters patent to constitute Styan Thirlby one of the King's waiters, London port, loco Samuel Dawson, deceased. Ibid, p. 96.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Leonard Woodward, riding officer, Deal port, loco John Norton, superannuated; Ralph Lambton, collector, Sunderland port. loco John Barnston, deceased. Ibid, p. 80.
1741.
March 28
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. George Wilson, a stamper, loco Stephen Clark, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 416.
March 31 Same to same. Thomas Woodman, upon a presentment from said Commissioners, to be distributor of stamps within the county of Southampton and Isle of Wight, loco Ralph Etwall, deceased. Ibid.
April Commission in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury. Eleazar Allen, Receiver General of all His Majesty's quit rents, rents, revenues, fines, forfeitures or other income whatsoever, the income of Customs only excepted, within the Province of North Carolina; loco John Hammerton, appointed 1730, Sept. 16, Receiver General of Revenues for both North and South Carolina: said Allen having for some time past executed the office of Receiver in North Carolina by commission from the Governor and Commander-in-Chief there; and it being now judged necessary to put the revenues in North Carolina under a separate receipt from those in South Carolina: all with an allowance to said Allen of 10 per cent. of his receipts. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 202–3.
April 7 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. George Rutherford, tidesman on the inferior list, London port, and William Chad, preferable weighing porter, ibid. to change places; Henry Rason, watchman, ibid, loco Thomas Hinson, dismissed (this last entry crossed out). Customs Book XV. p. 80.
April 9 Royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney or Solicitor General for preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, granting to John Sigismond Tanner the office of Chief Graver of the Mint, loco John Croker, lately deceased; with a salary of 200l. per an., payable by the Master and Worker of the Mint; with a clause directing that the house that was heretofore annexed to the said office of Chief Graver be from time to time hereafter disposed of for the use and habitation of the said Chief Graver and his Assistant, in such manner as the Warden, Master and Worker, and Comptroller of the Mint shall think most convenient King's Warrant Book pp. 212–3.
Warrant under same to Richard Arundell, Master and Worker of the Mint, for James Anthony Dassier to be instructed and employed in graving at the Mint with an allowance of 80l. per an., loco John Sigismond Tanner, promoted as above. Ibid, pp. 213–4.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Walter Prideux, sitter at Torcross, Dartmouth port, loco William Sanders, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 80.
April 10 Same to same. Charles Dymock, Commander of the “Bristol” sloop, loco John Negus, deceased. Ibid, p. 80.
Constitution in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury. Edward Tizard and Thomas Bryer jointly and severally to be surveyor, guardian, director and supervisor of all the King's quarries, piers, cranes, and ways within the island of Portland, loco Richard Tucker, thereto appointed 1739, April 7, whose said constitution is hereby revoked; all with a salary of 500l. per an. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 211–2.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners concerning appointing Samuel Wills to act temporarily in the place of John Edgell, as inspector of the river at present incapable of executing his office. Customs Book XV. p. 103.
April 14 Treasury warrant for letters patent. John Browne, a king's waiter, London port, loco Sir Edward Hill, deceased. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Walby, tidesman and boatman at Whitehaven, loco Peter Hendley, deceased. Ibid, p. 105.
April 16 Same to same. George Stable, a watchman, London port, loco Thomas Hinson, dismissed. Ibid.
April 21 Same to same. Benjamin Burton, tidesman on the inferior list, London port, loco Roland Campbell, who is going to the West Indies; Richard Arbuthnot, collector of Weymouth. loco Edward Tizard, preferred; John Godfrey, comptroller of warehouses for prohibited East India goode, London port, loco Oliver Evans, deceased. Ibid.
April 22 Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for a grant to Horatio Walpole, Esq., of the office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, loco Thomas Lord Onslow, lately deceased. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 219.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Marlow and Richard Fennell, boatmen at Ramsgate, locis Thomas Daines and George Parke; Thomas Malpas, Edward Marshall and John Debock, same at Margate, locis John Hubbard, Thomas Wyat and Thomas Burnell. Customs Book XV. p. 105.
April 24 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John James Lausatt, deputy to Styan Thurlby, one of the King's waiters, London port; Lampen Maybank, same to John Browne, as a same, ibid. Customs Book XV. p. 109.
April 25 Same to same. Martin Lanyon, boatman at Plymouth, loco Thomas Knight, deceased; John Sparks, tidesman, Bristol port, loco Adam Batty, superannuated. Ibid, p. 105.
Order from the Duke of Dorset, Lord Steward of the Household, to the clerk of His Majesty's Board of Greencloth attending, to swear and admit Thomas Winnington, Esq., into the place of Cofferer of the Household, loco the Rt. Hon. Horatio Walpole, Esq.
Prefixing:—Notification from the Duke of Dorset [to the Treasury] quoting in extenso a warrant from the King to himself, dated St. James's, 1741, April 25, to give orders for the said swearing and admitting as above.
King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 220.
April 28 Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for a new Wine Licence Commission, to contain William Adams, loco John Joliffe; the new Commissioners to be Richard Plumpton, Anthony Corbière, Thomas Gordon, Henry Harris and William Adams, with a salary of 300l. per an. each. Ibid, p. 259.
Treasury Commission. John Snelling, surveyor of houses, Berks, loco John May, deceased. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Warrant under the royal sign manual for letters under the Privy Seal of Scotland. James Smith, writer in Edinburgh, to be clerk and bookkeeper of the Mint in Scotland, loco Robert Miller, with the fee or salary of 40l. per an. North Britain Book XIII. p. 145.
Treasury warrants [to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland]. Gilbert Macnille, tidesman at Irvine, loco William Robertson, deceased, at 15l. per an.; Duncan Macqueen, same at Campbeltown, loco Alexr. Strachan, deceased, at 14l. per an.: Robert Neilson, same at Dumfries, loco Adam Dickson, dismissed, at 15l. per an.; Robert Hunter, same at Anstruther, loco Patrick Cargill, deceased, at 20l. per an; Ambrose Starks, mate of the “Prince William” sloop, loco Edward Blackstock, at 25l. per an.; Cha. Heriot, a salt officer at Prestonpans, loco James Sterling, deceased, at 25l. per an.; Kenneth Clark, boatman at Inverness, loco Andw. Key, deceased at 14l. per an.; William Carney, same at Leith, loco Thomas Mallard, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; William Martin, comptroller at Kirkcudbright, loco Sam. Fullerton to be suspended; John Sutherland, a salt officer at Alloa loco James Haldane, dismissed, at 25l. per an.; William Chisholm, land carriage waiter at the Gates of Edinburgh, loco Ja. Taylor, deceased, at 20l. per an.; John Campbell, collector at Lochbroom, loco John Hunter, dismissed, at 30l. per an.; Colin McKenzie, land surveyor at Borrowstounness, loco Tho. Dent, deceased, at 40l. per an.; Sir Mich. Balfour, comptroller at Kirkcaldy, loco Adam Smith, preferred, at 40l. per an. Archd. Young, same at Borrowstounness, loco Robert Kennedy, at 40l. per an.; Thom Boyde to succeed Young as Surveyor at Irvine, at 35l. per an. Ibid, Ibid, p. 150.
April 28 Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury for new commissions of the Revenue and Excise, Ireland, to contain [Thomas] Haye. Esq., commonly called Lord Dupplin, and Sir William Corbet locis Edward Thompson and Edward Riggs, with the salary of 1.000l. per an. each: the new commissioners to be, for Excise: Samuel Grey, Gustavas Viscount Boyne, Viscount Duncannon now Earl of Bessborough. [Thomas] Haye, Esq., and Sir William Corbet; and for Revenue to be: John Lord Galway, Samuel Grey, Gustavus Viscount Boyne, William Glanville, Earl of Beesborough, [Thomas] Haye, commonly called Lord Dupplin, and Sir William Corbet. Irish Book IX. pp. 223–4.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Michael Nichols, waiter and deputy-searcher at St. Ives; Joseph Hooper, watchman, Bristol port, loco Thomas Arnold, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 105.
April 29 Same to the Stamp Commissioners. John Crowder, searcher and Surveyor of cards and dice, loco Robert Graham, superseded. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 372.
Treasury warrant of approval of Barwell Smith as first clerk in the office of the Rt. Hon. Horatio Walpole, esq,., one of the four Tellers in the Receipt.
Prefixing:—Extract of the Act of 8 and 9 Wm. III. relating to the course of the Exchequer; and said Walpole's presentment of said Smith to the Treasury in accordance therewith.
Ibid, p. 436.
Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a bill to pass the Great Seal to appoint Sir Robert Brown, bart., Paymaster General of the Works, loco John Harris whose letters patent of appointment under the Great Seal of 19 May, 11 Geo. II., are hereby revoked: all with the yearly fee or salary of 400l. payable in the Office of Works in lieu of all salaries heretofore received by the Paymaster of the Works. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 220.
April 30 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Lytcot Fisher, riding officer at Deal, loco John Tucker, dismissed; Stephen Coulson, weighing porter at Newcastle, loco Nichs. Pattinson, dismissed; Ambrose Girdler, surveyor, waiter and searcher at York, loco Jerom Dring, resigned; William Hodgson, riding officer at Allonby, Carlisle port; Richard Barnes, tidesman at Whitehaven, loco said Hodgson. Customs Book XV. p. 105.
Same to Edward Weston, Comptroller of duties on salt and rock salt, approving of George Brown as his deputy, said Brown having been his clerk in said office for 10 years.
Prefixing:—Said Weston's presentment of said Brown to the Treasury.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 438.
Same [to the Stamps Commissioners] Samuel Blackman to be distributor of stamped paper and parchment, co. Berks. loco John May, deceased. Ibid.
May 1 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Andrew Wilkinson. Clerk of the Delivery and deliverance of all and all manner of ordnance of artillery, munition and other necessaries whatsoever appertaining to the Office of Ordnance, not only within and without the Tower of London, but also the Minorits and out of all or any other stores or places now made or hereafter to be made or appointed for ordnance, munition and necessaries for ordnance whatsoever: all loco William Rawlinson Earle, thereto appointed 31 May, 6 Geo. II., whose letters patent are hereby revoked, with the wages or fee of 12d. per diem, payable quarterly. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 239–40.
May 4 Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, for a bill to pass the Great Seal, granting to Edward Weston and John Couraud the office of collector and transmitter of papers of State (“Collector and transmitter to the Keeper or Register of our Papers or Records concerning matters of State or Council of all and singular the Treaties, Instructions, Memorials, Letters, Books and all other papers which then were or which should thereafter be and remain in any of the offices of our Principal Secretaries of State or which should or might belong to the same and should happen to be found in the hands of any other persons whatsoever”), all locis Edward Weston and Andrew Stone thereto appointed by letters patent under the Great Seal of 18 May, 12 Geo. II. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 268–9.
May 5 Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, appointing Stephen Poyntz inspector of prosecutions in the Exchequer Court concerning uncustomed and prohibited goods: all loco Thomas Paget, lately deceased, with all fees, &c., to the said office belonging. Ibid, p. 262.
Same, countersigned by same, to same for same, for a new commission of customs to contain Isaac Leheup and Edward Riggs locis Sir Robert Corbet, deceased, and Gwyn Vaughan; the new Commissioners to be Sir John Stanley, bart., Sir John Evelyn, bart., John Campbell, Brian Fairfax, John Hill, George Lord Ross, Wardell George Westby, Sir Robert Baylis, knight, Richard Chandler, Beaumont Hotham, Richard Somers, Colin Campbell. Isaac Leheup and Edward Riggs with the salary of 1,000l. per an. each. Ibid, pp. 63–6.
Same, countersigned by same, to same for same, for a new commission of Taxes, to include Roger Talbot loco William Cleland; the new Commissioners to be Edward Young Thomas Medlycott, John Bromfield, Henry Kelsall, Joseph Richardson, and Roger Talbot. Ibid, pp. 247–8.
Commission in the form of royal letters patent, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury. Wadham Wyndham to be Secretary of the Stamp Office (“Secretary or Chief Clerk to the Commissioners for managing the duties on stamped vellum, parchment and paper, and the rates to be given with clerks and apprentices)”, loco William Bridges, lately deceased. Ibid, p. 268.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, for a new commission for the duties and additional duties on salt, with Thomas Sutton in place of William Churchill, the new Commissioners to be James Cardonnel, Edward Astley, William Winde, Henry Talbot, and Thomas Sutton, with a salary of 500l. per an. each. Ibid, pp. 272–3.
May 7 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Billett, noon tender, London port, loco John Webb, deceased; Richard Ewin, tidesman on the inferior list, ibid, loco Robert Stuart, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 105.
May 11 Same to same. John Trevanion, tide surveyor, Plymouth port, loco Henry Tolcher, to be superseded. Ibid.
May 15 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Henry Jelly, tide surveyor, Dover, preferred to be surveyor there, loco James Lambe, deceased; John Jones, to succeed said Jelly as tide surveyor; Hyde Warnett, riding officer at Newtimber, Chichester port, loco John Wheatley, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 105.
May 20 Same [to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland]. George Chalmers, a tidesman, Kirkcaldy, loco David Smith, dismissed at 20l. per an.; George Angus same, Kirkcudbright, loco Thomas Darke, deceased. at 15l. per an.; Gilbert Ramsay same, Kirk. caldy, at 20l. per an., loco Andrew Paul, dismissed; James Ward same, Glasgow, loco Samuel Proctor, deceased, at 20l. per an. North Britain Book XIII. p. 153.
June 4 Same to the Customs Commissioners [England]. Daniel Foreman, riding officer, Chichester port, loco John Wheatley, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 105.
June 5 Royal letters patent tested by the Lords Justices of the Kingdom. A new Commission of Taxes, with Roger Talbot, loco William Cleland, the new Commissioners to be Edward Younge, Thomas Medlycott, John Bromfield, Henry Kelsall, Joseph Richardson, and Roger Talbott. King's Warrant Book pp. 393–5.
June 10 Treasury warrant for royal letters patent. John Fry, customer of Bridgwater port, loco Anthony Taylor, junr. Customs Book XV. p. 120.
June 12 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Joseph Sheed, boatman at Brightlingsea, in Colchester port, loco John Parish, deceased; William Burstall, riding officer at Bridlington, loco Edward Legard, deceased; John Anthony, waiter and searcher at St. Ives, loco Thomas Anthony, superannuated. Ibid. p. 122.
June 17 Same to same. John Powell, surveyor of Milford post loco William Hughes superannuated; Edward Scott, tidesman on the superior list, London port, loco William Jenkins, deceased; James Sayer, tidesman, inferior list loco said Scott; John Kingston, tidesman and boatman, Southampton, loco Robert Bedford, resigned. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. Henry Hurst, distributor of stamped paper and parchment, co. Bedford, loco Joseph Grey, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 372.
June 19 Same to the Customs Commissioners. John Cornelius, Surveyor General [of Customs] for Essex and Suffolk, with a salary of 250l. being the life salary as that of Kent and Sussex.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the case of said Cornelius.
Customs Book XV. pp. 130–2.
Treasury Commissions. Richard Reddall et al detailed severally Receivers General of Land Tax, 1741. for co. Beds. and other counties severally and respectively detailed. Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 305–9.
Treasury warrant to the Stamp Commissioners. John Sutherland, supervisor of the stampers, loco Henry Sydenham, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 372.
Treasury Commission. Henry Lewis, General Surveyor of Houses, Cardigan, &c., loco Thos. Loyd, dismissed; Richard Nicholl, Surveyor of Houses, Hereford, loco John Palmer, deceased. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
June 24 Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to renew their deputation to Hugh Phillips, formerly invalided, as searcher and surveyor of cards and dice, that office being still vacant and he restored to his health. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 372.
Treasury letters patents. Thomas Evans, one of the King's waiters, Bristol port, loco Edward Nash, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 133
Same. Peter Gilbert, Comptroller at Sandwich, loco Samuel Ketcherell. Ibid, p. 134.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Burstal, riding officer at Bridlington, loco William Mantle, superseded; Edward Gillam, tide surveyor at Sea Mills, Bristol port, loco Thomas Evans, preferred; Joseph Marks (deputy King's waiter at Bristol), to be landwaiter there, loco John Council, deceased; St. John Smith to succeed said Marks as deputy King's waiter; George Parke restored to the place of boatman at Ramsgate, loco Thomas Marlow, superseded; Richd. Healing, watchman at London port, loco John Beale, deceased. ibid, p. 122.
June 26 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Edward Weston and John Couraud, transmitter of Papers to the Keeper of the Paper Office, ut supra under date 1741, May 4. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 286–7.
June 27 Same by same and witnessed by the Lord Justices. A new Commission of the salt duties, exactly as under date 1741, May 5, supra. Ibid, pp. 288–292.
July 2 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. George Stearndal, doorkeeper and messenger at the Custom House, London, loco Joseph Cotesworth, deceased. Customs Book XV. p 122.
July 3 J. Scrope to the same to appoint Richard Chappell, supervisor of the riding officers, to reside at Dartford, Kent, loco Gabriel Tomkins, resigned. Ibid, pp. 137–8.
Treasury warrant to same. To permit Stephen Poyntz to appoint as his deputy as Inspector of Prosecutions in the Exchequer Court Stephen Monteage and John Kelly, taking care that said deputies observe the same instructions as were prescribed by the Customs Commissioners when Henry Vanderesch first entered upon the execution of his deputation for William Wynde. Ibid, p. 138.
Treasury warrant to same. Thomas Giles, tidesman and boatman at Fowey, loco John Chapman, deceased. Ibid, p. 122.
July 8 Same to same. William Ratchdale, coastwaiter, Liverpool, loco John Digby, resigned. Ibid.
July 10 Same to same. Charles Rogers, deputy to Thomas Evans, King's waiter, Bristol port. Ibid.
Same [to the Stamps Commissioners], Thomas Swyer, distributor of stamped paper and parchment, co. Dorset, loco Bates Glover, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 466.
July 10 Treasury warrant of approval of the nomination of Edward Lloyd as deputy to Edward Sainthill as Paymaster of Widows' Pensions (“Receiver and Paymaster of the King's royal bounty to the widows of officers killed or dying in the service, and also Receiver and Paymaster of all such sum or sums of money granted from time to time by Parliament for the provision of half-pay officers' widows, whose husbands served and were married to them before the 25th of December, 1716.”)
Prefixing:—Warrant by the Lords Justices to said Sainthill to appoint a deputy, and instrument by said Sainthill nominating Lloyd as above.
King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 300.
July 17 Treasury Commission. John Terry, surveyor of houses, co. York, loco Jacob Pratt, deceased. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Treasury Warrant [to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland]. James Wood, tidesman at Port Glasgow, loco James Ward, warranted, but not appeared, at 20l. per an. North Britain Book XIII. p. 173.
Same to same [England]. Robert Mills, tidesman on the inferior list, London port, Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12. loco James Dyche, deceased; Welsh Fox, watchman. London port, loco George Beardsell, deceased; Michael Battaile, watchman at Bristol. loco David Roberts, deceased; Benjamin Dewey, boatman at Ipswich, loco John Prigg, superseded. Customs Book XV. p. 122.
July 22 Same to same. William Russel (landwaiter on the superior list) to succeed Joseph Biscoe as land surveyor; William Bagnal (landwaiter on the inferior list) to succeed Russell on the superior; Anthony Torlesse (deputy King's waiter) to succeed Bagnal on the inferior list; John Webb to succeed Torlesse as deputy King's waiter; Richard Buckhole, deputy Comptroller at Shoreham, loco William Foster, provided for. Ibid.
July 24 H. Legge to Mr. Carkesse for the Customs Commissioners to present James Bristow as riding officer at Dartford at the recommendations of the Lord Chancellor and Mr. Yorke. Ibid, p. 147.
July 29 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. James Thomas, tidesman on the inferior list, London port, loco John Whitton, deceased. Ibid, p. 122.
July 30 H. Legge to the same. George Tottingbam to be instructed at the waterside in Custom House business. Ibid, p. 147.
July 31 Treasury warrant to same. John Frankland, collector of Boston, New England, loco John Jekyll, deceased; Bryan Chippindale, tidesman, Lancaster port, loco George Sykes, deceased. Ibid, p. 122.
Treasury Commission. William Williams, of Tenby, co. Pembroke, Receiver General of duties on houses for Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, and Pembroke. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 236.
Same. William Williams, as above, Receiver General [for land tax] for the said counties. Ibid, p. 309.
Aug. 5 Treasury warrant [to the Stamps Commissioners]. Thomas Game, layer and taker of paper on and from the rolling presses, loco Roger Perry, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 466.
Aug. 12 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. James Thomas, tidesman, inferior list, London port, and Samuel Jones, watchman, ibid, to change places; Ralph Pike, waiter and searcher, at Newlyn, Penzance port, loco William Davis, removed. Customs Book XV. p. 122.
Aug. 19 Same to same. Edmund Horrex, inspector of the river [Thames], loco John Edgell, deceased; John Jennings, tidesman on the inferior list, London port, loco Richard Manning, deceased; James Read. same, superior list, ibid, loco William Butterfield, deceased; Francis Goddard to succeed Read on the inferior list. Ibid, p. 163.
Aug. 21 Same to same. William Stammers, collector at Montserrat, loco Nathaniel Webb, deceased; William Brooker, waterman, London port; Robert Gates, surveyor at Greenwich, loco Edmund Horrex, preferred. Ibid.
Aug. 26 Same to same. John Cole, boatman at Shoreham, loco Robert Woolvin, superannuated. Ibid.
Sept. 29 Treasury letters patent. William Manley, Secretary to the Customs Commissioners, loco Charles Carkesse, lately deceased, with the salary of 400l. per an. Ibid, pp. 168–9.
Sept. 30 Treasury warrant [to the Stamps Commissioners], Thomas Egerton, a stamper, to be deputy supervisor of the stampers, at 10l. per an. additional to his present salary of 50l. per an., loco Ellis Owen, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 485.
Same [to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland]. John Boutcher, mate of the “Princess Anne” sloop, loco John Hay, preferred, at 25l. per an.; Peter Skinner, Comptroller of Customs at Montrose, loco John Campbell, deceased, at 30l. per an.; Alexander Munro, same at Lochbroom, loco John Campbell, preferred at 30l. per an.; Thos. Boyd, supervisor of the salt duty at Irvine, loco Archibald Young, preferred, at 5l. per an.; John Smith, a tidesman at Fort William, loco Archibald Ore, who declined the service, at 12l. per an.; Alexander Oliphant, landwaiter and searcher at Dumfries, loco James Maxwell, deceased, at 25l. per an.; Patrick Lyon. a boatman at Leith, loco William Cairney, who declined the service, at 20l. per an.; William Henderson, landwaiter and searcher in Shetland, loco Robert Dick, resigned. at 25l. per an.; John Muir, a tidesman at Stranraer, loco David Dun, deceased, at 15l. per an.; Angus McAulay, same at Lochbroom, loco Alexander McKilichoan, removed to Inverness, at 12l. per an.; Josiah Lambert, tide surveyor at Borrowstounness, loco Colne McKenzie, preferred at 30l. per an.; Alexr. Mackie, a tidesman at Dunbar, loco James Dalgety, deceased, at 20l. per an.; Alexr. Morison, same at Aberdeen, loco Patrick White, deceased, at 18l. per an.; George Wright, same at Prestonpans, loco George Hunter, dismissed, at 20l. per an. North Britain Book XIII. p. 178.
Same to same [England]. William Myns. noontender, London port, loco Giles Rawlins, deceased; John Freemantle, gent., Plantation and Western clerk under the secretary of the Customs, loco William Manley, preferred; John Collins, riding officer at Sittingbourne, Faversham port, loco Samuel Stephens, deceased; Jonathan Lavington, waiter and searcher, Bideford, loco William Collins, superannuated; Edward Bowhay, tidesman and boatsman, Exeter, loco John Whitestone, deceased; Adam Savory, watchman, London port, loco William Medland, deceased; James Born, boatman, Leigh, Maldon port, loco Jonathan Crow, resigned. Customs Book XV. p. 163.
Oct. 1 Royal Commission. Lancelot Story, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Nevis, loco William Hanmer, deceased. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 393.
Oct. 13 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Briggs, copying clerk, outwards, London port, loco Nathl. Fowler, deceased; Lawrence Batten, land surveyor, London port, loco Samuel Champante, deceased; Jonathan Bradstreet to succeed Batten on the superior list; William Thomas to succeed Jonathan Bradstreet on the inferior list. Customs Book XV. p. 163.
Oct. 16 Same to same. Richard Kitchen, surveyor, &c., Hull port, loco Robert Elliot, deceased. Ibid.
Oct. 22 Same to same. Jeremiah Barton restored to the office of boatman at Norwich. Ibid.
Oct. 23 Same to same. George Tottingham. deputy King's waiter, London port, loco William Thomas, preferred; William Allowaye, tidesman at Minehead, loco Alexr. Jefford, superannuated; James Sayer, tidesman on the inferior list, London port, loco Francis Deny, deceased [the two last entries marked “cancelled”]. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent. William Graves, Third Solicitor of the Customs, to carry on prosecutions upon all bonds, all criminal prosecutions in the Crown Office and Doctors' Commons, and upon appeals or other business depending before the Council from the Plantations or from the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and Man: all loco Richard Swaniston, hereby superseded, and with the salary of 250l. per an. Ibid, p. 175.
Oct. 27 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Henry Basin, land carriage man, London, loco George Martin, deceased. Ibid, p. 163.
Oct. 29 Same to same. John Dell, tidesman, Bristol, loco Richard Lyman, deceased. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. George Bruere to be clerk in the office of the Comptroller of the Revenue of Excise, loco John Bruere, his father, resigned. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 491.
Nov. 3 Same to the Stamps Commissioners. Daniel Thompson, a stamper, loco Ellis Owen, deceased. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Allen, tidesman and boatman, Yarmouth, loco John Dawson, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 163.
Nov. 9 Same to same. John Clarke, noontender, London port, loco Thomas Hughes, deceased. Ibid.
Nov. 11 Same to same. John Hicks, boatman at Hayle, St. Ives port, loco Francis James, superannuated. Ibid.
Same to [same, Scotland]. George Chalmers, a tidesman at Inverness, loco Andrew Rose, deceased, at 18l. per an. North Britain Book XIII. p.201.
Nov. 12 Attested copy of the Commission by letters patent under the Great Seal of Scotland, dated 1741, November 2, appointing John Idle, Esq., Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer Court, Scotland: all loco Matthew Lant, gent. Ibid, pp. 203–4
Nov. 18 Treasury warrant for royal letters patent. John Clarke, searcher of Exeter port, loco James Buckley, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 177.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Hector Berenger de Beaufin. collector of Charleston, in Carolina, loco Thomas Gadson, deceased. Ibid, p. 163.
Nov. 24 Same to the Stamp Commissioners. Samuel Enys, distributor of stamps, co. Cornwall, loco Richard Polwheele, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 491.
Same to Sir Basil Dixwell, Auditor of the revenues of Excise, approving Daniel Larpinière (employed many years in said Dixwell's office) as his deputy. Ibid, p. 492.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. William Sherman, jerquer, London port, loco Grey Longueville, superseded; Nicholas Oliver, tidesman and boatman, Plymouth, loco Jno. Skinner, deceased; George Allam, waiter and searcher at Burnham, Maldon port, loco John Quilter, resigned; Richard Strong, inspector of the river, London port; Robert Forster, surveyor of the searchers, loco Henry Harnage, promoted. Customs Book XV. p. 179.
Nov. 30 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Stephen Martin Leake (Norroy King of Arms), to be a King of Arms and a Principal Herald of the South East and West parts of England, with the name of Clarenceux, and such stile, title, liberties. preheminences, and commodities, &c.: all loco Knox Ward, esq., deceased, with 40l. sterling by the year, to date from 1741, Oct. 1. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 369–71.
Dec. 3 Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal for a new Commission of Hackney Coaches and Chairs with Thomas Bond, loco Thomas Sutton; the new Commissioners to be John Way, Francis Capper, John Philpot, John Cookson and Thomas Bond: with the salary of 100l. per an. each. Ibid, p. 367.
Same to same for same for John Couraud and Thomas Ramsden, to be Collector and Transmitter of Papers of State to the Keeper and Register thereof: same being on the surrender of said office by Edward Weston and John Couraud. Ibid, pp. 368–9.
Entry of Treasury approval of Grey Longueville to be first clerk or under teller in the office of the Hon. Philip Yorke, one of the four Tellers in the Receipt.
Prefixing:—Extract of the Act of 8 and 9 Wm. III, relating to the course of the Exchequer and said Yorke's presentment of Longueville to the Treasury.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 1.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Charles Castleton, tidesman in the superior list, to succeed Richard Strong as tide surveyor; John Simonds, tidesman in the inferior list, to succeed Castleton on the superior list; Edward Williams to succeed Simonds on the inferior list; Christopher Hewet. same, inferior list, loco Arthur Waller, deceased; John Cumfort, noontender, London, loco Henry Wall, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 184b.
Dec. 4 Same to same. Christopher Clayton inspector of delivery of unrated East India goods, loco John English, superseded. Ibid, p. 179.
Dec. 12 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John Cheale (Arundel Herald of Arms Extraordinary) to be a King of Arms and a Principal Herald of the North Part of that part of our Kingdom of Great Britain called England, with the name of Norroy: with like stile, title, &c., duties, &c., as Stephen Martin Leake or any other formerly exercising said office, and with the grant of 40l. sterling per an. for said office, with liveries, &c. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 534–6.
Dec. 14 Treasury Commission. Carr Brackenbury, of Spilsby, Receiver General of co. Lincoln for land tax and house duties, 1741. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 313.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Britain, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco George Easton, deceased; Henry Taught, boatman, Hastings, Rye port; Richard Eynon, tidesman and boatman, Pembroke ferry, loco John Thomas, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 184b.
Dec. 17 Commission in the form of letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John Way, Francis Capper, John Philpot, John Cookson. Thomas Bond, Commissioners for the regulating and licensing of all Hackney Coaches within the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs thereof, and within all and every the parishes and places comprised within the weekly bills of mortality as by the Act of 5 and 6 Wm. III. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 374–5.
Dec. 18 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Adams, a tidesman, London port, loco John Ellary, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 179
Dec. 23 Same for royal letters patent. Charles Whitmore, Customer or Collector of Customs as well inwards as outwards, Southampton port, and all the ports, places and creeks thereto belonging, loco Edward Tufnell and John Roberts, deceased. Ibid, p. 193.
Dec. 28 Same to the Customs Commissioners. Edward Goodwin, tide surveyor, Dover, loco John Jones, deceased. Ibid, p. 184b.
Dec. 29 Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal for Walter Warburton to be Constable of Chester Castle, loco George Manwaring, deceased. King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 377.
Dec. 31 Treasury warrant for royal letters patent. Thomas Howard, Esq. (commonly called Lord Howard, son and heir apparent of Francis, Earl of Effingham), and John Sesse, junr., gent. [joint] searcher of the Customs. London port, and all the ports, places and creeks thereto belonging, all loco Sir William Fowlis, deceased. Customs Book XV. p. 192.