1. Warrants of the Lord Chamberlain of the Household to the Lords of the Treasury, the Master of the Great Wardrobe and the Treasurer of the Chamber for the payment of moneys or delivery of articles to various persons.
Among the persons in whose favour the warrants were issued were:—The Marquis Rangoni, first Minister and Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Modena, Count Welderen and Monsr Sylvius, Ambassadors Extraordinary from Holland, Signior Giacinto Fiorelli, Secretary from Venice, and the Envoy from Tripoli. Dated between 21 May and 10 Dec. 1728. 19 pages.
2. Reports, &c. of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, viz.:—|
(1.) Recommending the payment into the Exchequer of money arising from East India goods seized coming from Rotterdam to London, about which there had been a trial.
Minuted:—“The Lords agree with ye Commrs in opinion.”
(2.) For a sufficient reward to be offered for the apprehension of a gang of 30 or 40 smugglers, who had violently beaten and wounded the Riding Officer and Constable of the port of London, when discharging their duty on the coast, at Clackton.
Minuted:—“To be layd before ye King. To be done.”
(3.) Recommending Thomas Hammond of London, merchant, who was a considerable trader for twenty years, but by misfortunes owed the Crown 6,987l. 8s. 9½d., viz., that he and his sureties should be permitted to apply to Parliament for relief.
(4.) On the petition of the Rt Hon. James Earl of Derby, respecting a wreck in the Isle of Man, viz., as to timber belonging to the Earl being brought into England for his own use.
The opinion seems to be adverse.
Minuted:—“April 1728. Lords agree to this rept.”
(5.) “Memorial of the Comrs of the Customs concerning the accompting for enumerated goods, after they are disposed of.” (Copy.)
(6.) Presentment by the Comrs as to the promotion of two landing waiters in the port of London.
(7.) Report on the petition of the above said Thomas Hammond praying their Lps to accept the composition of 300l., for the debt of himself and securities, in pursuance of the power given by the late Act. (2,509l. 7s. 7½d. had been recovered.) Advising that the offer should be accepted.
(8.) Report of the Commissioners of Customs, with an account of the revenues under their management, applicable to His Majesty's Civil List, from 10 June 1727 to Midsummer 1728, and the arrears standing out at that time. 22 Oct. 1728.
Also petitions and other subordinate documents connected with the above. 83 pages.
3. Four papers, three of which are addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, and all connected with the affairs of the Comrs of Excise, viz.:—|
(1.) Copy of warrant from the Lords of the Treasury empowering the Comrs of Excise to pay 330l. 14s. out of the Excise revenues to themselves, on account of the increased expense of passing their commission occasioned by several additional duties being put under their management.
Also copies of two other documents connected therewith.
(2.) Memorial of the Comrs enclosing an account of the quantity of silver wrought plate upon which duty had been paid from 1 June 1720 to 25 March 1728.
(3.) Presentment of the Comrs, with an account of the gross and net receipts on the temporary and hereditary excise from 10 June 1727 to Midsummer 1728.
(4.) Letter of the Comrs laying before their Lordships an estimate of the gross and net produce of the arrears (Excise) standing out at Midsummer 1728. 8 pages.
4. Three papers docketed as follows:—|
“Establishment of Half Pay to the Reduced Officers of the Additional Companys of the Four Regiments sent to Ireland from the 25th of July 1727. Dated 24 Jan. 1727/8.”
“Establishment for six Regimts of Foot, commencing the 25th day of December 1727. Dated 1 May 1728.
“Ao 1727. Civil List Estabt, Scotland.” Dated 5 June 1728 (Copy). 10 pages.
5. A series of estimates, numbered on the back 1 to 5, for the year 1728.|
(1.) Of the charge of H.M. forces in the Plantations, Minorca and Gibraltar.
(2.) Of the charge of guards, garrisons and other His Majesty's Land Forces in Great Britain.
(3.) Of the charge of 2,224 horse, 1,836 dragoons, and 8,034 foot, of the troops of His Highness the Landgrave of Hesse Cassell.
(4.) Of several extraordinary expenses of His Majesty's Forces incurred and not provided for by Parliament.
(5.) Of the charge of the Out Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital.
Also an estimate of the charge of the Office of Ordnance for the year 1728. 9 pages.
6. Various Financial papers such as an account of National Debts contracted before 25 Oct. 1716 and since discharged, and an account of those since that date; a state of pensions payable by Mr Steuart; a state of the 35,000l. per ann. granted out of the Civil List Revenues in the 12th of Queen Anne. (Year uncertain, but after the beginning of Geo. II.); and produce of the several branches of H.M Civil List from 10 June 1727 included, to Midsummer 1728. 38 pages.
7. Letters from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (Carteret) to the Lords of the Treasury.|
(1.) “For a pension of 200li p[er] ann. during pleasure to Luke Netterville on the recommendation of the House of Lords.” The Lord Lieut. recommends him “as a person zealously attached to his Majesty's Royal family and Government, and desirous to give a liberal education to his eldest son, who is next in remainder to the present Viscount Netterville, and to continue to breed his whole family in the Protestant religion, which he, himself, professes.
In the Minute Book, Vol. 26, pp. 66 and 67, this letter is referred to amongst others, and “My Lords order that proper warrants be prepared, and will lay the same with the letters before the King.”
(2.) On the memorial of Henry, Lord Bishop of Cloyne, concerning the lands and manor of Donoughmore. The memorial has been referred to the Lords Justices, who further referred it to the Attorney and Solicitor General. Is of opinion that no part of the undisposed forfeitures, in that kingdom, can be sold. Recommends that the present Bishop should obtain an Act of Parliament in Great Britain to charge his immediate successors with three-fourths of 1,340l. due to the late Bishop. This would be a proper relief to the present Bishop, and is the method established in Ireland when encumbrances are left upon Bishoprics on account of improvements made upon the sees.
(3.) On the memorial of Col. Clement Nevill and Col. Phineas Bowles in behalf of their own and the rest of the Regiments of Dragoons in Ireland, praying for an addition of 2d per day to the pay of each Corporal of Dragoons. Recommending the same, and asking for a Royal letter for that purpose.
Minuted:—“3d May, 1728 then read; but dispatched p.w. dated 27 Mar. 1728.”
(4.) Transmitting the Resolution of the House of Commons of Ireland, that 2,000l. may be paid to the Hon. Richard Stewart, Esq., and his partners, to enable them to carry on the Colliery of Bellycastle, in the co. of Antrim, asking for a Royal letter to direct the payment.
(5.) Transmitting similar Resolution on the petition of Eleazer Peirson and Samuel Peirson, who had been at great expense and trouble in endeavouring to promote a better method of tillage and husbandry: in favour of the payment to them of 200l. as a reward for their expense and trouble: asking for a Royal Letter to direct the payment.
(6.) On the petition of Sir Alexander Cairnes, Bart., asking leave to resign the patent for his life as Keeper of Phœnix Park, near Dublin, and to obtain a new one, during the lives of three other persons. Has been asked by several persons of distinction to recommend this petition to his Majesty. It would be very agreeable in Ireland, where petitioner is a Member of Parliament.
(7.) Transmitting Resolution of the House of Commons in favour of 200l. being given to William Maple as an encouragement for discovering a new method of tanning leather by vegetable of the growth of Ireland: asking for a Royal Letter to direct the payment.
In the Minute Book, Vol. 26, p. 90c, after stating that the letter was read, it goes on to say that “the necessary warrants [were] ordered to be prepared thereupon.”
(8.) For his Majesty's Royal letter for paying 1,145l. 13s. 4¾d. for 300l. barrels of gunpowder contracted to be provided by Nicholas Grueber, to make good the last year's consumption in Ireland.
(9.) In favour of the grant to Simon Audouin and Isaac Audouin of the city of Dublin, brothers of John Audouin, lately executed for murder there, viz., of the forfeitures of the latter.
(10.) For placing Robert Campbell on half pay as Quarter Master of dragoons.
(11.) On the petition of Alderman John Porter and James Stevenson, of the city of Dublin, merchants, on behalf of persons interested in a cargo of a ship burnt on Glendore (Cork) to prevent infection: recommending that 500l. should be paid to the freighters.
(12.) Signifying his approval of a new establishment, whereby the battalions of foot are placed upon an equality as to numbers and pay.
(13.) For an additional salary of 300l. per annum to be inserted in the new military Establishment of Ireland for the Master General of the Ordnance.
(14.) Sends report of the Attorney and Solicitor General upon the memorial of Benjamin Parry, Esq., relating to the proposal which he laid, the last session of Parliament, before the Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to consider of the building of a new Parliament House, viz., for making a lease to the use of the Crown, of all his right and title in and to the ground described in a Survey of Chichester House and its appurtenances, in Dublin, for the term of 9,000 years, at the yearly rent of 240l., clear of all fees and taxes. Has directed the old Parliament House to be pulled down, and the new Parliament House to be erected as approved by his Majesty.
The Governors of the Blue-coat Hospital have agreed to spare a sufficient number of rooms in the Hospital for holding the next sessions of Parliament.
With the above are the petitions and various subordinate documents. 46 pages.