Treasury Books and Papers
June 1729

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'Treasury Books and Papers: June 1729', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 77-103. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87285 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1729

June 2.337. Edmund Bishop of London to the Lords of the Treasury, informing them of the appointment of Daniel Dwight, M.A. as a minister in New England, and requesting for him the King's bounty of 20l. for his passage to that province. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 42.]
June 3.338. Baron Sparre's letter to be sent to the Commissioners of the Customs, with order to pass the hangings therein mentioned as part of his equipage.
Their Lordships resolve that credit for 1,400,000l. on the land tax for 1729 be supplied in the following manner:—
800,000l. in Exchequer bills, of which 500,000l. have already been directed to be made forth.
160,000l. by taking in loans at 3 per cent. from any persons whatever.
440,000l. by taking in loans at like interest to accommodate the late Duke of Marlborough's trustees.
The memorial of the Governor and Company of Chelsea Waterworks for permission to enlarge the upper canal in St. James's Park, by lengthening it 40 yards, read and agreed to. Warrant ordered to be signed by the Queen for granting such permission, subjecting the inspection of this work as to ornament and substantialness to the Ranger of the said park.
The petition of Wm. Hook for the stay of prosecution against him as security for his son, a tidewaiter at Cowes, referred to the Commissioners of the Customs.
The Duke of Newcastle's letter of the 30th May last, with a memorial enclosed of the inhabitants of the island of Minorca, who have not been restored to their estates pursuant to the Treaty of Utrecht, read and referred to Lord Carpenter and Col. Kane, for them to give their Lordships the necessary information on the subject matter thereof, so as the same may be laid before Her Majesty for her determination therein.
A representation from the trustees for sale of Mr. Hampden's estates, dated 1729, April 25, read, and ordered to be communicated to the family of the Hampdens concerned in the exchange, prior to the consideration of it on Thursday next.
The Commissioners for Taxes to attend on Tuesday next on the business of appointing receivers of the land tax for the present year.
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy of the 22nd instant for 2,000l. for necessary money to pursers, read and ordered to be issued out of the supplies anno 1729.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for 400l. to Bergman for lodging the Tripoline Envoy and his retinue, and for the spoil, loss of goods, and all damages and expenses whatsoever: the same warrant to include 150l. for Jezreel Jones in full of his demands for attendance and expenses on account of a nephew of the Emperor of Morocco, who has been some time residing here.
The petition of John Huggins, for stay of procedure till Michaelmas term next on informations against him as late Warden of the Fleet for the escape of divers smugglers, read and referred to the Attorney General for report.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for 400l. to Samuel Shute out of the 4½ per cent. as usual.
The Ranger of Hyde Park to be informed that it is the Queen's pleasure no hackney coaches be suffered to go through Hyde Park during the residence of the Court at Kensington.
The Exchequer to pay the judges and others usually paid with them the Easter term salaries.
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes of the 22nd May last, on John Philips's petition for an allowance for his extraordinary charges in remittances as Receiver of the Taxes for Glamorgan, read and agreed to.
Warrants to be prepared for the allowances to the Lords of the Bedchamber for Lady Day quarter, 1729. The Exchequer to pay them and the Board of Trade for that quarter.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 214–5.]
June 3.339. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Excise, for orders to the Collectors of Excise to furnish subsistence money to Major General Honeywood's regiment of dragoons.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 395.]
June 3.340. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury confirming articles of agreement between the King and Jane Hamm, of St. Christopher, for the purchase of a moiety of 73a. 1r. 21p. in Basse Terre Quarter.
Appending:—The articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book I. 344–6.]
341. Same from same confirming same between the King and Thomas Fenton, gent. of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 80a. 2r. 9p. in Cabeca Terre Quarter.
Appending:—The articles of agreement. [Ibid, I. 346–7.]
342. Same from same confirming same between the King and the Rev. John Anderson, clerk, of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 117a. 2r. 1p. in Basse Terre Quarter.
Appending:—The articles of agreement. [Ibid, 348–9.]
343. Same from same confirming same between the King and the Rev. John Anderson, clerk, of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 33a. 3r. 2p. in Basse Terre Quarter.
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, p. 350–1.]
344. Same from same confirming same between the King and the Rev. John Anderson, clerk, of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 35,100 square feet in Basse Terre Town.
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 351–3.]
345. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pipe, for the passing of a lease under the Exchequer seal of a house on the south side of Pall Mall Street to Sir John Jacob, for 38½ years from Michaelmas, 1740, at a rent of 7l. 10s. and a fine of 100l.
Appending:
—Copy of the original lease and memorandum and particular of same by Tho. Jett, Auditor, and Phillips Gybbon, Surveyor General, dated 1729, May 13. [Ibid, pp. 451–4.]
June 3.346. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury lo the Commissioners of Excise for the repayment to the several tanners, tawers, and leather dressers in the towns of Kirkby Kendal, Lancaster, and Garstang, of 24l. 5s.d. extorted from them by the rebels of 1715, and afterwards paid again by them to the collectors of duties on hides.
Appending:—Report of the Commissioners of Excise, dated 1729, May 22, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the order of reference of the petition of the above tanners, &c. The several sums extorted from the victuallers, maltsters, and tallow chandlers by the rebels in their passage through Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancaster have been repaid them by warrant of the Lords of the Treasury. Therefore recommend the like treatment in this case. [Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 170–1.]
June 4.347. The memorial of the Board of Works of April 17 last for 4,148l. 19s.d. to clear the debt in that office for Lady Day quarter, 1729, read and ordered.
On the recommendation of the Earl of Bradford, Sir Robert Corbet, and others, Michael Brigdale is appointed distributor of stamps for the county of Salop, in the room of Andrew Bowdler, resigned. The warrant for this purpose to be endorsed on the certificate of recommendation.
The report of the Commissioners of the Customs of May 20 last on the Genoese Secretary Mons. Gastaldi's memorial for gloves stopped at the Custom House read. The gloves stopped were 72 dozen pairs of women's gloves, and found concealed in the bottom of 36 boxes of vermicelli. Being under prosecution, and the informer entitled to his share of the forfeiture, their Lordships do not think fit to intermeddle.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 216.]
June 4.348. The Commissioners of Trade to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing an extract from a letter from Major Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, dated 1729, March 26, containing an account of the burning of the house of Thomas Lee, a justice of the peace, by a crew of transported felons, for having done his duty as a justice of peace. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a.) Extract of letter in question from Major Gooch to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations. 1 page.
(b.) Separate extract from the same letter. The Commissioners appointed for settling the boundaries between this colony and North Carolina have finished that tedious and troublesome affair, occasioned by thick woods and rivers they were obliged to pass. Encloses their report with the plan of the line as it is now run and marked out. “After the Commissioners of Carolina had gone with ours a certain distance beyond their own inhabitants, they refused to proceed any further, urging reasons of little force. One of our Commissioners concurring with them, they returned to Carolina, and Mr. Fitz Williams came back, leaving Mr. Bird and Mr. Dandridge to discharge the more difficult part of the duty, which they did in six weeks, finishing the remaining part of the line up to the great mountains with such exactness that it must surely be of equal validity with that part of the boundary in which all parties were present.” Begs directions as to payment of the expenses incurred. The commissioners and surveyors sent out in 1711 on the same service were paid out of the quit rents by a warrant from the Treasury, the commissioners 100l. each and the surveyors 20s. a day, though they were only a month in the work. The present expense in all with armed guard, chain carriers, markers, &c. will be above 1,000l. Two commissioners and two surveyors were out 16 weeks and one commissioner about nine weeks. 1 page.
Dorso:
—“From the Lords of Trade, received 1729, June 5,” and minuted with minute of 1729, June 6, verbatim as under that date below. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 43.]
349. Report of Sir Roger Mostyn to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Vaughan Bonner, touching some warrants for 533l. 2s. 6d. said to be paid to him for marine recruits raised in the county of Lincoln in 1708 and 1710. In the years 1708–11 162 such warrants were delivered into Mostyn's office, but many of them being found defective, payment of them was stopped. 24 were returned to Bonner, 1713, June 16. The remaining 138 are still in Mostyn's hands. Cannot advise as to the payment. 1 page.
Appending:
—The petition in question of Vaughan Bonner, Receiver General for Taxes for part of Lincoln.
Minuted:—1729, June 6. Sir Roger Mostyn to redeliver the recruit warrants to Bonner.
[Treasury Board Papers CLXXI. No. 44.]
June 4.350. Petition read. Earl of Cholmondeley to dis-park the park belonging to the manor of Thornton Bridge, Yorkshire, on lease to his Lordship. Directions thereupon. [Referred] to Surveyor of the Woods.
351. Memorial of Mr. Wilson, agent to Lord Tyrawley's regiment, for a letter to the Commissioners of Excise to order their collector to furnish the said regiment with money from time to time, giving bills on the agent. Directions thereupon. [Referred] to Commissioners of Excise. [Register of Papers VI. p. 141.]
June 4.352. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Excise, for orders to the collectors to furnish subsistence money to Lord Tyrawley's regiment of fusiliers now in quarters in Devon and Somerset.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 395.]
353. Same to Commissioners of Taxes to attend on Tuesday next about the business of nominating Receivers General of the Land Tax for the present year. [Ibid.]
June 4.354. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Edward Harley and Thos. Foley, Auditors of the Imprests, authorising the allowance to the cashiers of the Bank of England of the sum of 3,958l. 0s. 9d. for all services and expenses with respect to the business of the several lotteries of 1719–1726, same being proportioned thus:—Former lotteries of 1710, 1711, and 1712 produced 6,600,000l. on which 5,318l. 4s. 6d. was allowed, therefore the present lotteries producing 4,911,990l., allow 3,958l. 0s. 9d. for receiving, &c.
Appending:—The memorial of Thomas Maddockes, Joshua Adams, Conrade de Gols, Zerubbabel Crouch, Joseph Collier, Wollaston Shenton, James Collier, and Thomas Gregory, cashiers of the Bank of England, constituted receivers of the contributions on the several lotteries, for an allowance of 2s. 6d. per cent. on the contribution money, being 6,139l. 17s. 6d. in all, the receipts being as follows:—
Received.

£
Paid into Exchequer.

£
1st lottery, 1719505,9951,010,695
2nd lottery, 1719505,9951,010,695
Malt lottery, 1721700,000699,000
Malt lottery, 1722700,000699,100
Malt lottery, 1723750,000749,000
Malt lottery, 1724750,000749,000
Million lottery, 17261,000,000997,930
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 171–2.]
June 4.355. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury confirming articles of agreement between the King and Nicholas Galwey, of St. Christopher, planter, for the purchase of 144 acres 3 roods 38 poles, in Basse Terre Quarter.
Appending:—The articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book I. p. 339–41.]
356. Same from same confirming same between the King and Nicholas Galwey, of St. Christopher, gent. for the purchase of 6,507 square feet in Basse Terre Town.
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, p. 341–2.]
357. Same from same confirming same between the King and Nicholas Galwey, of St. Christopher, merchant, for the purchase of 10,312 square feet in Basse Terre Town.
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 343–4.]
June 4.358. Order from the Lords of the Treasury endorsing a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to James Brudenell for the provision and delivery to Sir William Strickland, Bart. of 90 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from His Majesty at the christening of his child, to be made into such vessels and after such fashion as he shall direct.
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount unto 50l. or thereabouts. R. Sedgwick.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 300.]
359. Warrant from same for the Surveyor General and the Board of Works for the making of the road to the new lodge in Richmond New Park, fitting up the kitchen and making a straight joint floor and Portland chimney-piece to the great room, same to be done in the best and cheapest manner that may be, and not to exceed the estimated 500l.
Appending:
—Report from the Board of Works to the Lords of the Treasury dated 1729, May 20, estimating as above.
[Ibid, p. 300.]
June 5.360. Mrs. Levet having received 80l. within the year 1728, June 24, to 1729, June 24, is to be told that the King's bounty to her within the year has been greatly exceeded and that her asking for more at this time is very unseasonable.
One of the Mrs. Dentys, on Mr. Chetwynd's establishment, being dead, the pension payable to her is to be continued to the survivors. Warrant to be prepared accordingly.
Guy Palmes, another pensioner on the same establishment, being dead, so much of the 450l. per annum in his name as was paid to his sisters is to be established for them.
John Goodchild appointed one of the King's waiters in the port of London in the room of James Sells, lately deceased.
Mr. Hampden's affair to be considered to-morrow.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 217.
June 5.361. Warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to the Hon. Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the King's removing wardrobe, the following, for the King's service at Kensington, viz., 17 new umbrellas, 1 wainscot oval dining table, 48 ordinary matted-bottom chairs, one chair bedstead, the furniture of yellow camlet, with complete bedding, to be made the same as the Princess Royal's at St. James's, a deal press bedstead, with green harrateen furniture, with bedding complete, a “quadril” table to be lined with green cloth, and the Queen's four card tables to be covered with green velvet, gold lace, and nails.
Enfaced:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 209l. or thereabouts. Tho. Dummer. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 45.]
June 5.362. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs, to pass through the customs, for Baron Sparre, a set of old hangings used both by him and the late Baron Penterridder at Soissons.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 396.]
363. Same to the Ranger of Hyde Park:—“The King's ministers being very much incommoded by the dustiness of the road leading through Hyde Park now they are obliged to attend her Majesty at Kensington, the Lords of the Treasury have commanded me to acquaint your Lordship that it is her Majesty's pleasure that the said whole road be kept constantly watered instead of the ring in the said park, and that no coaches other than those of the nobility and gentry be suffered to go into or pass through the said park. I am also to acquaint you that the 65l. per annum which was used to be paid Mr. Emmerson for watering the said park from the upper end of the paddock to the palace at Kensington is to be made up 200l. and is together with the money allowed for watering the said ring to be issued to your Lordship to defray all charges and expenses attending this service.”
[Ibid, p. 395.]
June 5.364. J. Scrope to Lord Carpenter and Col. Kane transmitting for information thereupon the memorial enclosed to the Duke of Newcastle from the inhabitants of the island of Minorca, who have not been restored to their estates pursuant to the treaty of Utrecht. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 396.]
June 6.365. John Russell to the Lords of the Treasury from Gibraltar. Is forthwith setting out to the court of Muley Abdellah, Emperor of Morocco, as Bashaw Hamet has signified by letter that it is a good time to enter on the journey, in order to renew the peace and redeem the King's subjects in captivity at Meknes (“Mequinez”). Has drawn bills on their Lordships for 200l. payable to John Noble or order. Begs their acceptance of same. 1½ pages.
Endorsed:
—“Mr. Russell has as consul at Tetuan 250l. per annum, and before his going abroad this last time an order was signed for paying him 524l. There is due to him for half a year to Midsummer last on his ordinary [entertainment] 125l.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 46.]
June 6.366. John Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland. On consideration of the report made by the late Lord Chief Baron Smith and other Barons of the Exchequer on the petition of Daniel Campbell, Esq. relating to a grant of the feu duties of the lands and island of Islay, made by the late Queen Anne to Edward Hyde, Esq. for 3, 19 years at a reserve rent of 41l. 3s. 4d. the Lords of the Treasury desire the reason for their opinion that the grant determined by the decease of her Majesty, and further desire all particulars as to payment, &c. of the said feu duties.
[North Britain Book IX. p. 286.]
June 6.367. Memorial read from the Deputy Ranger of St. James's Park that the part of the wall in the park between the passage leading into Dartmouth Street and the gate to Queen's Square is in a ruinous state. The Board of Works is to view and examine same and estimate for repair.
The Commissioners for Taxes are directed to lay before their Lordships on Tuesday next an account of the produce of the window tax in each county in the kingdom and in each year for seven years past, and to inform Mr. Scrope what the receivers' poundage for the land tax and duties on houses by yearly average may amount to.
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces of the 100,000l. which will be this day lent on the land tax anno 1729 upon account for such uses as shall be appointed.
Mr. Vansittart having the rent from the Crown for Mote Park, which was laid into the great park at Windsor, ordered to be paid him for the time incurred since the King's accession, which he declines accepting, because giving a receipt for that may in construction of law out him of his arrears for rent from the late King: on the application of Mr. Taylor in his behalf their Lordships order the necessary warrants for paying what was due in the late King's time out of his late Majesty's arrears.
Order for payment of 192l., instead of 150l. as per minute of June 3 instant, to Jezreel Jones for maintenance of the nephew of the Emperor of Morocco, who has been some time here, and his retinue. Jones is to be acquainted that all charge on this account is to cease for the future.
On Mr. Cracherode's report of May 15th last on Mr. Denning's petition for a fine of 50l. set on Philip Hooper, convicted of barratry, being prosecuted at the sole charge of the said Denning, their Lordships allow the whole fine.
Lord Killmallock is to be paid 150l. as of his Majesty's royal bounty.
On the report of Sir Roger Mostyn, of the 4th instant, touching the redelivery to Vaughan Bonner, late receiver of the taxes for part of the county of Lincoln, warrants paid by him for marine recruits amounting to 533l. 11s., which were not repaid the said receiver by Sir Roger on the pretence of defects therein, Sir Roger is ordered to redeliver the said warrants to the late receiver accordingly.
Order for the preparation of a warrant for payment of 300l. out of Virginia quit rents to Thomas Lee as his Majesty's bounty towards lessening the loss of his dwelling-house, outhouses and goods, which were burned by transported felons for his acting against them as a justice of peace in that colony, the Lords Commissioners for Trade having recommended the same to their Lordships.
Like order for a warrant for 1,000l. out of the like revenues for the commissioners and surveyors, their servants and attendants, and all charges, who have settled the boundary between the colony of Virginia and North Carolina. This on reading an extract of a letter from William Gooch, Esq. Governor of Virginia, dated 1729, March 26.
Mr. Pendock to be paid 78l. 18s. 6d. by Mr. Lowther for charges in passing Captain Osburne's commission and instructions, who is gone with Lord Vere-Beauclerc for the service of the fishery at Newfoundland and settling a civil government there, and 10l. 10s. for his trouble therein.
Timothy Harding to be dismissed the office of surveyor of the duties on houses in Essex for neglect of duty, as represented by the justices for the division. Their Lordships will supply the place by Mr. Parsons' recommendation.
On consideration of the papers relating to the exchange of estates between the trustees for the Crown and the Hampden family, their Lordships think it reasonable for the trustees to pass the capital messuage of Great Hampden in exchange without valuing same; the advowson, however, ought to be valued. The case as to the manor of Wendover to be fairly stated and laid before the Attorney and Solicitor General. On these determinations the business of the exchange may proceed according to the first valuations. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. 218–20.]
June 7.368. John Scrope to the Board of Works communicating the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the examination of that part of the wall in St. James's Park between the passage leading into Dartmouth Street and the gate to Queen's Square, which is in a ruinous condition and ready to fall.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. 301.]
June 9.369. Letters patent from the Queen as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name. The Chelsea Waterworks Company have by a commission of date 1725, July 29, converted a canal lying in St. James's Park over against Devonshire House into a reservoir, which before they undertook that work would not hold water, and by that means and by the trees which also have been planted about the said canal, all at the cost of the said company, the said canal or basin is made not only very ornamental to the park but serviceable to the King and his subjects by supplying from thence his Majesty's palace at St. James's and the middle and lower part thereof with water. They have petitioned for leave to extend the north-east end of the canal by 40 yards at their own costs. Permission granted accordingly.
Given at the Palace at Kensington.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 347–8.]
June 9.370. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Taxes requesting a general account of the arrears of land taxes and duties on houses.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 396.]
June 10.371. Royal sign manual by Queen Caroline, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name. directed to the Commissioners and trustees for Fisheries and Improvements in Scotland authorising the alterations proposed in their report for varying in some particulars the general plan for distributing the moneys intended for improvements in Scotland and for employing 510l. part of the savings of the moneys intended for improvements in the year ended Christmas, 1728, all as follow:—
£
That the premium of 40s. per last proposed for fishing busses from 30 to 50 lasts be extended to busses from 20 to 30 lasts burden.
That the yearly sum of 100l. intended for encouraging the coast fishery by discovering the shoals of herrings in shallow water be annually imprested into the Commissioners' Secretary's hands to facilitate the distribution thereof.
That the yearly sum intended to be distributed in small prizes for encouraging housewives who shall make the best cloth, be in the same manner and for the same reasons imprested into the said Secretary's hands.
That a riding officer be appointed for inspecting the improvement of the coarse wool at a salary not exceeding 100l. to be paid out of the moneys intended for the improvement of coarse wool.
That out of the savings within the year ended at Christmas last a salary not exceeding 55l. be allowed to a riding surveyor for surveying the curing of herrings in the Firth of Clyde and on the North West Coast for the current year
55
That out of those savings salaries not exceeding 10l. each be allowed to 10 additional lappers and stamp masters, making in the whole for one year100
That out of those savings an additional sum of 50l. be allowed to be distributed for small prizes to housewives in the divisions of the additional lappers after the rate of 5l. pounds for each division for one year50
That out of those savings the sum of 230l. be paid to James Spalden for and in consideration of his publishing his invention for breaking and dressing of flax and giving security to dress all the flax that shall be produced within the counties mentioned in the Commissioners' agreement with him and for answering the expenses of the journeys made by him at the Commissioners' desire230
>That out of those savings the sum of 75l. paid out by the Commissioners' Secretary at their desire for incidents from 1727, Christmas, to 1728, Christmas, be repaid him75
£510
Given at the Court at Kensington.
[North Britain Book IX. pp. 287–8.]
June 10.372. Warrant from the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of the Imprests, authorising the allowance to the Paymaster General, in his accounts for 1727, of 4,913l. 9s. 5d. for the charge of transporting two regiments of Colonel Hays and Colonel Middleton, transported from Cork to Gibraltar, as by bills drawn by Brigadier Parker on the Paymaster of the Forces. Given at the palace at Kensington.
Appending:—Report of the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army dated 1729, May 10, to the Lords of the Treasury on Brigadier Parker's account, with reference thereof to the Comptrollers from the Lords of the Treasury, 1728, October 23.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 352–4.]
June 10.373. Report of the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts to the Lords of the Treasury on John Gilman's proposal to victual the garrison at Minorca with salt beef. The contract with Missing, dated 1726, June 2, was for six months for the supply of salt beef at 2d. per lb. but that proving too burdensome for the soldiers, Missing had orders not to send any more for fear of a mutiny. Missing's agent, Mr. de la Fontaine then, 1728–9, February 20, offered to renew the contract at 2½d. per lb., 2d. being paid by the soldier and ½d. by the Government for 2,000 men certain. Gilman proposes 2d. per lb. 1½d. of it being paid by the men out of their pay and ½d. by the Government. Submit the advisability of a grant of 866l. 13s. 4d. for that service. 2 pages.
Appending:—a.
Gilman's proposals with the Comptrollers observations in parallel columns. 3½ pages.
b.
A paper of memoranda of all the proceedings in the matter from 1726, March 25, to 1729, June 10, and concluding “Memorandum. How far the victualling from Ireland in this public affair may be consistent with the interest of this nation is worthy your Lordships consideration.” 2¼ pages.
c.
Draft of a contract between the Treasury and Gilman on the basis of the terms proposed. 4¼ sheets.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 47.]
June 11.374. John Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer for Scotland. Enclosing the petition of Thomas Erskine, Esq. for a lease of the Assize Herrings betwixt Berwick and Partoun Craigs on the River Tay in Scotland, for consideration of same and report to be made to the Lords of the Treasury “and if you have no objection to the making the grant desired that you will cause a signature to be prepared for his Majesty's royal sign manual and transmit the same to their Lordships.” [North Britain Book IX. p. 286.]
June 11.375. Petition of George Earl of Kinnoull for a reversionary lease of a house between the Horse Guards and the Admiralty granted to Major Holmes referred to the Surveyor General to value and report. [Crown Lease Book I. 428.]
June 11.376. Report of Attorney and Solicitor General on Huggin's petition read. On an affidavit by one Bush that he had been tampered with they are for pressing the trial this term. Their Lordships order two affidavits of Greenwood and Scott of the falseness of Bush's evidence to be referred to Mr. Attorney and Solicitor.
Order for a statement of the arrears owing from the late King to Sir William Thompson.
The Earl of Kinnoull's petition for renewing the lease of the house between the Horse Guards and the Admiralty, now in his occupancy, referred to the Surveyor General.
Report of the Surveyor General of 1728, August 5, on Christopher Appleby's petition to be admitted tenant to a piece of waste ground on Richmond Green agreed to.
John Williams at the recommendation of Edward Trelawney appointed to succeed George Clark, deceased, as tidesman at Falmouth.
Bradford appointed to succeed Edward Stacey, deceased, as boatman at Teignmouth in the port of Exeter.
The Exchequer to pay all orders remaining unsatisfied to sheriffs upon account of their rewards paid for arrests of highwaymen.
On the report of the Surveyor of the Woods of date 1729, May 2, Sir John Jennings' memorial for 175l. due for fodder for the deer in Greenwich Park and 137l. 12s. for expenses and repairs is ordered to be paid out of wood sales.
By letter of March 27th last, Mr. Pelham, Secretary at War, signified the King's willingness to place Dr. Harvey on the establishment of Guards and Garrisions next year, in consideration of his trouble and attendance at the Tower, at the allowance he prays, viz. the same as the Physician General of the Army, and meanwhile to make it good for the present year out of contingencies. “Write to the Secretary at War that if the King is minded to make such ample provision for Dr. Harvey their Lordships have no objection.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 221.]
June 12.377. The Commissioners for Taxes attended with the list of the Receivers for the Land Tax, 1728, with their charge, payment, and remains. Their Lordships continue the receivers for 1729, except William Cobb, Cheshire, Andrew Wilkinson, Yorkshire, and Sir Robert Baylis, London and Suffolk, who stand respited for further consideration.
The Commissioners acquaint their Lordships that in case some favourable clauses might be obtained, the revenue arising by the duty on houses would considerably advance. They are ordered to prepare and present proper clauses for that purpose.
The memorial of the Paymaster of the Forces of 6th instant for off-reckonings and clearings to 1728, December 24, read, and ordered out of moneys in his hands.
On reading this week's paper of cash their Lordships order letters for all the unsatisfied warrants in the list specified.
Lady Day quarters [established allowances] to the wardrobe and the pensioners payable by Chetwynd to be considered next week, but Lady Lovelace to have what is due to her paid in the meantime.
The report of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland on the Earl of Rothes' petition to be discharged of Crown rents and arrears in his hands as Chamberlain of Fife and Strachan, and as Sheriff of Fife and Aberdeen, read and agreed to.
Report of Lord Carpenter and Colonel Kane, of 12th instant, for certain estates in Minorca to be restored to the owners, pursuant to the Treaty of Utrecht, to the amount of 1,171 livres of 4s. each per annum, read and agreed to.
Report of Mr. Attorney and Solicitor on Huggins' case. They find nothing in the second application to induce them to stay the case, and are therefore to proceed.
On the report of the Board of Works of 1729, April 15, on Charles Bridgman's memorial for fixing an allowance for keeping the terraces, Great Court, and inclosed slopes at Windsor Castle, 140l. per annum is allowed instead of the 160l. allowed to Mr. Wise for the same.
Petition of Thomas Moor for a reward for his trouble as late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, after the patent for the said office was superseded, again rejected.
Petition of Robert Byng for a stated allowance in his account of the rights and perquisites of Admiralty for the incidents of his office as receiver thereof, referred to the Auditors of the Imprests.
Report of the Surveyor General of 1729, May 3, on the petition of Harwich town for repairs of public places there in danger of being washed away by the sea, read and referred to the Board of Ordnance to send a skilful engineer to view and give his opinion what part thereof may be reasonable for the King's tenants to bear.
Memorial of Colonel Negus for repairing the dog kennel at New Lodge, Windsor, first referred to the Surveyor of the Woods.
The Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland to be informed that their Lordships adhere to Mr. Allen being solicitor of the revenues under their management, and direct them to admit him to that office, pursuant to the warrant of January 4 last.
By letter of the 27th May the Duke of Grafton signified that the paintings of the two great staircases at Windsor Castle are, by His Majesty's command, to be restored, and that Mr. Kent is to be directed to proceed thereon accordingly. Their Lordships agree that the work being performed to the approbation and good liking of the principal officers of the Board of Works, Mr. Kent shall be paid 300l. for the same.
On the report of the Surveyor General of 1728, March 11, on the memorial of the Duke of Montagu for a new lease of the manor of Brigstock, Northampton, their Lordships agree thereto at the fine and rent proposed. “They do not agree that the royalties desired to be passed on this lease which were accepted on the former lease be comprehended therein.”
Robert Morris to be Surveyor of Tobacco in the port of London, at 80l. per annum, in place of Thomas Hudson, who holds the same at 200l. per annum.
Report of Mr. Auditor Jett, on the petition of John Locke and others, for remitting forfeitures by way of nomine poenae for not inrolling a lease in time, read and agreed to.
Mr. Robert Wilkins is to be paid by Mr. Lowther, out of the King's money in hand, 240l. 16s. 8d. for copies of the “London Journal,” delivered to the Post Office in the six months December 1728 to May 1729.
Report of Mr. Withers of 1728–9, March 15, for repair of the pheasantry in Bushey Park, agreed to. The estimated charge, 239l. 10s. to be paid out of wood sales.
Wither's report of 1729, May 14, touching repairs of the lodges and ring mounds in Salcey Forest, ordered, at the estimate of 120l. 0s. 6d. to be raised by the sale of dotard and decayed trees there. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 220–4.]
June 12.378. Robert Jacomb, Deputy Paymaster to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing Henry Furnese's tender for bills for the Minorca and Gibraltar subsistence, from June 25 to August 24, 1729. Pay Office, Horse Guards, 1729, June 12. 1 page.
Appending:
—Furnese's proposal, dated 1729, June 9, 18,500 dollars, for Port Mahon, at 55 pence per dollar at sight, payable in gold, and 14,000 dollars for Gibraltar at 54½ pence per dollar at sight, payable in gold. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 48.]
June 12.379. The Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs signifying and enjoining Her Majesty's resolution of date 1729, June 10, at the Council Board at the Court at Kensington, allowing the petition of the Governor and Company of the Levant Merchants, who pray the discharge of their ships, “Asia” and “Dolphin,” from performing quarantine in Standgate Creek, whither they were ordered on arrival, May 21 preceding, the said ships having a clean bill of health from the Consul at Smyrna and having been upwards of 11 weeks on their passage thence. [Custom Book XII. pp. 369–71.]
June 12.380. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to George Earl of Cholmondeley, steward of His Majesty's manor of Richmond, consenting to a grant of some waste ground on Kew Green to Christopher Appleby, Esq.
Appending:—Report of Phillips Gybbon, Surveyor General, dated 1728, August 5, on Appleby's petition for same.
[Crown Lease Book I. pp. 455–6.]
June 12.381. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Charles Wither, Esq. Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods, for the payment to Sir John Jennings, Keeper of His Majesty's park at Greenwich, 312l. 12s. for the fodder by him provided for the deer there between 1724, Lady Day, and 1729, Lady Day, at 35l. per annum, and to reimburse his charge in rebuilding a slaughter house and making other conveniences for the under keepers there.
Appending:—Wither's report, dated 1729, May 2, to the Lords of the Treasury on Sir John Jennings' memorial for the above.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 173–4.]
June 12.382. Order from the Lords of the Treasury endorsing a warrant, dated 1729, April 22, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to Captain George Pomeroy, the following, for furnishing the “Catherine” yacht, commanded by him, viz.: For the bed chamber a standing bed with curtains, valance, basses, and counterpoint of crimson serge and silk fringe, with bedding, quilts and blankets as usual, a looking glass, a traverse curtain, two elbow chairs, four stools, and curtains for the lockers of crimson serge, a table carpet, a window curtain, two beds and necessaries thereunto as usual; for the cabins, two beds with the usual necessaries; in the state room, four beds, boulsters, blankets, and upper quilts, for the settles of crimson serge, two Turkey worked carpets, 12 cane chairs and cushions of serge for the tops of the settles; for the gun room, four beds with the usual necessaries; for the captain's cabins, bedding, with its necessaries, one close stool, six officers' cabins with beds, etc. as usual, 12 candlesticks, 12 chamber potts and 12 basons.
Memorandum:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 170l. or thereabouts. Thos. Dummer.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 301.]
June 13.383. Report of Phillips Gybbon, the Surveyor General, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the survey of a piece of land lying to the East of Greenwich Hospital, of which a grant is desired for the benefit of the hospital, by the principal officers for building the hospital. Advises the grant. 5 pages.
Appending:
—A note of the claim of annual rents from divers officers of His Majesty's works. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 50.]
June 13.384. Order from the Lords of the Treasury endorsing a warrant, dated 1729, May 27, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the provision of the following for the Earl of Kinnoull, ambassador to the Grand Seignior, viz. one large Bible of imperial paper, richly bound, in two volumes, without sculps, two Common Prayer Books in folio, six in a lesser folio, one altar cloth of tissue and velvet pan'd, 20 ells of fine diaper for cloths for the communion table, 10 ells of fine diaper for towells, two surplices of fine holland, one cloth of state of crimson damask, with His Majesty's arms embroidered thereon, a great chair, two high stools, a foot stool, and two cushions suitable, all trimmed with gold and silver fringe aud made up with cases of baize and a foot carpet of Turkey work.
Memorandum:—The particulars of the warrant will come to 400l. or thereabouts. T. Dummer.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 302.]
June 14.385. J. Scrope to the Board of Ordnance enclosing for report a report of the Surveyor General on the petition of the town of Harwich, for repairs of public places there.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 399.]
June 14.386. Same to Mr. Kent, communicating the order of the Lords of the Treasury for Kent to restore the paintings of the two great staircases at Windsor Castle. “The work being performed to the approbation and good liking of the principal officers of His Majesty's Board of Works the sum of 300l. shall be paid you for the same.”
Appending:—The Duke of Grafton to the Lords of the Treasury, 1729, May 27, communicating the King's commands for the above work, for which Mr. Kent's demands amounted to 320l. [Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 302.]
June 14.387. Same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland enclosing the memorial of John Duke of Argyle and Greenwich, praying a grant of the feu duties payable out of his estates, for consideration and report thereon to be made to the Lords of the Treasury. [North Britain Book IX. p. 288.]
June 16.388. Warrant by the Queen as guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, directed to the Paymaster General for the payment of 1,181l. 17s.d. for sundry works and repairs done at the Horse Guards and in the house of the Paymaster General of the Forces between 1724, December 25, and 1728, December 24. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Appending:—Report of the officers of the works, dated 1729, May 1, to the Lords of the Treasury on the said works and the true state of the accounts therefor.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 370–1.]
June 16.389. Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue to John Tysoe, His Majesty's goldsmith, of 593l. 3s. 10d. due to him for divers quantities of gilt and white plate and other things delivered into the Jewel Office for the quarter ended Lady Day, 1729. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Appending:—Details of the plate and services referred to.
[Ibid, p. 372.]
390. Warrant under the Royal sign manual by same directed to John Grymes, His Majesty's Receiver General in Virginia, for the payment out of the King's revenue from quit rents in Virginia, of 300l. as royal bounty to Thomas Lee, a gentleman of that colony, who for having performed his duty as a justice of the peace, had his house and outhouses set on fire by a crew of transported felons, and all his household goods and moveables burned therein. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
[Ibid, p. 373.]
391. Royal sign manual by same, directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the payment of sums amounting to 592l. viz. to Casper Bergmann for lodging Cossam Hojah, Envoy Extraordinary from the Government of Tripoli, and his retinue, and for the spoil, loss of goods, and all damages and expenses occasioned thereby, 400l. and to Jezreel Jones for the provision of maintenance and accommodation for Muley Abdrahhaman Shreif and his retinue from 1728, November 14, to 1729, June 4, 192l. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Memorandum:—Warrant signed thereupon, 1729, June 18.
[Ibid, pp. 355–6.]
June 17.392. Warrant by same, directed to the Paymaster General for the payment to Thomas Missing 3,740l. 12s. 2d. by way of imprest and upon account for victualling the garrison of Gibraltar from 1728, December 16, to 1728–9, February 9, and a further 1,291l. 19s. 1d. to him, pursuant to his contract for insurance upon the value of the provisions sent to the said garrison without convoy between 1725, December 20, and 1727, December 17. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Appending:—(a.) Report of the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, dated 1729, June 5, to the Lords of the Treasury in answer to their order of reference of March 29, on the lists of persons victualled in Gibraltar garrison from 1728, December 16, to 1728–9, February 9.
(b.) Report of same to same, dated 1729, April 22, in answer to the order of reference of the Lords of the Treasury of January 28, 1728–9, on the above stated amount for insurance.
(c.) Certificate by Benjamin de la Fontaine of the amount of bread, beef, pork, pease, oatmeal, and butter shipped by Missing in the months of March, April, and May, 1727, at which time the premium of insurance was three guineas per cent.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 365–370.]
June 17.393. Charles Carkesse to [? Scrope], The collectors and comptrollers of the Customs at Yarmouth, by letter of the 13th instant, represent that there are great numbers of French vessels hovering on the coast between there and Newcastle, and that they lie close to the shore, and send their boats up the river, where they publicly sell their brandy. Captain Billopp, appointed by the Lords of the Admiralty to assist the officers of the Customs has been wounded; desires means to be taken to prevent such insults. 1½pages.
Appending:
—(a.) Letter from C. Billopp to Carkesse, dated “Cruizer in Tynemouth Haven,” 1729, June 13. On the 7th instant, standing in for this place, saw five French smugglers, gave chase for an hour and a half, then they laid to, and after an engagement of two hours they got to windward and escaped, having wounded two men and damaged his rigging. “These French snows carry, most of them, four guns each, and 25 and 30 men, so that two of them is as good force as I am.” Has several times chased four or five together off the coast, but never any lay to previously to engage him. 1½ pages.
(b.) Letter from Sam. Jacomb and John Spooner, Custom officers at Yarmouth, to the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1729, June 13.
One who lately came from Newcastle, and was in company with some of the French, saw six sail on Tynemouth Bar. They were so audacious as to lie close ashore, and send their boats up the river and publicly sell their brandy, and to those colliers that bought they would send their men and boats to help them over the bar. He also saw six sail off Bridlington Bay. They also declared they should sail in such numbers as should enable them to defy all the men of war and Custom boats on the coast, and that they would protect and assist all English smugglers that had a design to land goods, but will not suffer the English or Dutch to sell brandy to the colliers, being resolved to have that trade to themselves. Two 20-gun ships would do more service than ten of those that are appointed against them, they being too weak, and not proper sailors to encounter the French sloops. 1½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 51.]
June 17.394. The memorial of the Commissioners of Hackney Coaches for the office of housekeeper and surveyor, and the salary of 40l. late in James Cook, who neglects his duty, to be divided between Charles Bolton, their clerk and register, and Edward Dickinson, their messenger, read. Their Lordships think fit that Mr. Cook's wife be the housekeeper, at 40l. per annum, and the business of surveying to be performed by one of the messengers, as it usually has been.
The memorial of the Paymaster of the Forces for 193,491l. 4s. read. Their Lordships order 93,491l. 4s. to be further issued to the Paymaster out of the supplies, anno 1729, which, with 100,000l. lately ordered, complete the sum.
The memorial of the Treasury of the Navy for 7,050l. to be imprested to Mr. Ripley on account of building the Admiralty Office, read and ordered.
Pensions of Lord Byron and the Duke of Kent to be paid to Lady Day last.
1,000l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the messengers, according to the Duke of Newcastle's letter of the 16th instant. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 225.]
June 18.395. The auditor's draft of a warrant for passing the Duke of Chandos' final account discharging him of the memorandum charged on his last account, and for rewards for himself and clerks, read and approved, with a reduction of the rewards from 900l. to 700l.
Auditor Harley's letter of the 13th instant containing a complaint against Mr. Clayton, the Receiver of Herefordshire, for refusing to receive the taxes from the collectors at the place appointed by the Commissioners, referred to the Agents for Taxes for report.
The report of the Comptroller of the Army, of the 10th instant, on Mr. Gilman's proposal for supplying the island of Minorca with salt beef at 2d. per lb. agreed to; whereof 1½d. is to be stopped out of subsistence, and the other ½d. is to be a charge on the contingencies of that garrison till further order.
On reading a letter from Mr. Jesson, their Lordships take off the respite on Mr. Wilkinson's being appointed Receiver of part of Yorkshire, “but the Commissioners for Taxes are to be told that as Wilkinson's father stands greatly indebted, the son's security must be strictly inquired into.”
Petition of Thomas Parish to be admitted to purchase shares in the River Stour, belonging to Cornelius Denn, a bankrupt indebted to the Crown for Customs, referred to the Commissioners of the Customs.
Warrant ordered for the appointment of Edmond Cobb to the collectorship of Wisbech, vacant by the death of John Horsley.
Order for the issue to Mr. Chetwynd of so much as is due to clear the pensions payable by him Lady Day quarter, 1729.
Order for the issue of 4,814l. 17s. 8d. to the Master of the Wardrobe to clear the debt in that office to Lady Day, 1729.
The report of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of 1728–9, February 12, on John Sinclair's petition for a grant of tithes in Scotland clear of fine or composition for the same, read. Their Lordships will take His Majesty's pleasure thereon at his return.
Mr. Withers is to permit the agents of the Archbishop of York to take the trees in the manors of Cawood and Wistow which he had marked for the Crown, for the use of the Archbishop.
Mr. Carkesse's letter of the 17th giving account of French vessels on the coast smuggling goods in defiance of the guardships, to be copied and put in a way of being sent to the King's Ministers in France.
The report of the Commissioners of the Customs of the 4th instant on John Rasfeild's petition, read, with some letters from gentlemen much in his favour. In consideration of his being a bankrupt, and of his own and family distresses, their Lordships agree that 50l. be accepted from him as a consideration of the offences mentioned in the report.
Mr. Lowther is to pay the fees and charges for passing Mr. Scrope's account of the 60,000l. issued to him, amounting to 29l. 5s. out of the King's money in his hands.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 226–7.]
June 18.396. Warrant from the Queen, as guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, directed to the Lords of the Treasury, for the issue to Samuel Shute, Esq. late Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of His Majesty's provinces of Massachussets Bay and New Hampshire, 400l. as royal bounty for his services in the administration of the said Government; same to be paid out of the remainder of the proceeds of the 4½ per cent. duty at the Barbadoes and Leeward Islands. Given at the Court at Kensington. [King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 357.]
397. Same by same, directed to George Lord Carpenter, Governor and Commander-in Chief of the Island of Minorca, and to Colonel Richard Kane, Lieutenant Governor of the same, for the restoration to their estates as owned by them at the taking of the island, of certain specified persons who had been dispossessed, although entitled to be restored, according to the tenor of Article XI. of the Treaty of Utrecht. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Appending:—(a.) Report on the pretensions of the said respective persons, made by Lord Carpenter and Colonel Kane in favour of same, and of their restoration, “least it might give the Plenipotentiaries of Spain at the Congress a pretence to demand again the dominion of that island by the non-performance of the article for the cession of it to the Crown of Great Britain”; and upon the case of one Donna Maria Louisa Villa, a gentlewoman of Minorca, who lived in Sardinia when the Spaniards took it from the Emperor in 1717, whose house was confiscated in the rupture with Spain in 1718, which confiscation was not legally forfeited as the island of Sardinia was soon after restored to the Emperor, and put into the possession of the King of Sardinia. (b.) Continuation of same in answer to a letter from the Lords of the Treasury of the 5th instant (June 1729), which asked for information upon the memorial of the said dispossessed inhabitants; and containing an account of the negotiations on the subject of their restoration between Spain and England from the year 1713.
[Ibid, pp. 358–61.]
June 18.398. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer, to take the security of Richard Reddall, of Clerkenwell, nominated Receiver General for Bedford.
Appending:—Report, dated June 17, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on the sufficiency of the said sureties. [Affairs of Taxes III. 273.]
399. Like warrants for all the respective Receivers General seriatim. [Ibid, 273–6.]
400. Commission from same to Richard Reddall, to act as Receiver General, &c. as above. [Ibid, 276.]
401. Like commissions to all the respective Receivers General seriatim. [Ibid, pp. 276–281.]
June 18.402. John Scrope [to the Board of Works], communicating the order of the Lords of the Treasury, for an estimate for the putting up of iron rails from the garden door of His Majesty's private lodgings at Kensington facing the east, to the end of that building called Queen Mary's Gallery.
Appending:—The Duke of Grafton to the Lords of the Treasury of the same date, communicating the Queen's demands for the ordering of the same work.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrants I. p. 303.]
June 18.403. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury confirming articles of agreement between the King and John Pogson, of the island of St. Christopher, Esq. for the purchase of 160 acres in Cabeca Terre quarter.
Appending:—Articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book I. pp. 353–4.]
404. Same from same confirming same between the King and John Pogson, Esq. of St. Christopher, for the purchase of 5,940 square feet in Deep Bay Town, and 6,039 square feet in Basse Terre Town.
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 355–6.]
405. Same from same, confirming same between the King and John Pogson and Henry Howes, a minor, for the purchase of 11,880 square feet in Basse Terre Town.
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 357–8.]
June 18.406. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General, for his obtaining from the proper auditor a particular of a house and its appurtenances in the Privy Garden, Whitehall, of which a reversionary lease is desired by James Erskine, of Grange.
Appending:—Report, dated 1729, June 14, by the Surveyor General on Erskine's petition. [Crown Lease Book I. pp. 457b–8.]
407. Same from same to same for same, of the manor of Brigstock, in Northamptonshire, of which a new lease is desired by John Duke of Montagu.
Appending:—Report, dated 1728–9, March 11, on the Duke of Montagu's memorial for same. [Ibid, pp. 458–60.]
June 18.408. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Charles Wither, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods, for the felling of dotard, &c. trees in Salcey Forest, to raise 120l. 0s. 6d. for the repair of the ring mounds and rails round the lodges, which want repair in many places, and for divers small repairs at each of the four lodges, Wynn's lodge, Baily's lodge, Mapeley's lodge and the Page's lodge.
Appending:—Wither's report, dated 1729, May 14, to the Lords of the Treasury on the above repairs.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 175–6.]
409. Same from same to same, authorising the works and repairs at the King's pheasantry in Bushey Park, at an estimate of 239l. 10s. out of wood sales.
Appending:—Report, dated 1728–9, March 15, from Charles Wither to the Lords of the Treasury with schedule of the fencing and draining required. [Ibid, pp. 176–7.]
June 19.410. The late Commissioners for Forfeitures in Scotland called in and their memorials of the 19th instant, and one of the 29th May, complaining of the York Buildings Company considered. Mr. Horsey, Governor of the said Company, informed their Lordships that they were hindered and kept out of proper instruments and papers requisite to settling their accounts by Mr. Ross, an officer under the late Commissioners. Ross undertakes to deliver all the papers into the Exchequer of Scotland by Saturday sevennight.
The particulars of the sums certified by the said Commissioners for Forfeitures into the Exchequer of Scotland, amounting to 41,445l. 12s. ordered to be transmitted to the Lord Advocate, for order for recovery of arrears to be prosecuted by proper solicitors.
At the recommendation of the Earl of Scarborough, Robert Stamper is, in case his brother George Stamper be dead, to succeed him as captain of the Custom House sloop at Chichester. “Afterwards respited Robt. Stamper not being a sea-faring man.”
Their Lordships adjourn till Tuesday 8th July next.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 228.]
June 19.411. Royal warrant by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, directed to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, authorising the exonerating of Sir Henry Innes, his heirs, &c. from the payment of 175l. chargeable on him as the taxtward, relief and marriage duties due to the King, upon his being infeoffed in the lands and barony of Innes as heir to Sir Henry Innes, his father, in 1723, in consideration of his known zeal and affection to the Royal Family. Given at the Court at Kensington. [North Britain Book IX. pp. 290–1.]
June 19.412. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury, confirming articles of agreement between the King and Wm. Fenton, of the island of St. Christopher, gent. for the purchase of 10,318 square feet in Basse Terre Town.
Appending:—Articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book I. pp. 359–60.]
413. Same from same confirming same between the King and Andrew Rocke, of the island of St. Christopher, merchant, for the purchase of 8,318 square feet in Basse Terre Town.
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 360–2.]
June 20.414. Royal warrant by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom, &c. [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], authorising the issue of the necessary orders to the Receivers General and Paymasters of His Majesty's Revenue, to return, out of any His Majesty's treasure or revenue being in their hands, into the hands of Spencer Lord Wilmington, Paymaster General of the Forces, the full and entire sum of 37,237l. 17s. 6d. clear of all deductions whatever, except, the usual deductions there for poundage, hospital and pell fees; the said Lord Wilmington having paid and cleared according to and upon the foot of the English establishment the six regiments of Major Gen. Bissett, Brigadier Newton, Colonel Hayes, Colonel Middleton, Colonel Desney and Colonel Anstruther for the respective periods (as detailed), four of which regiments were and still continue on the establishment of Ireland, the other two having been transferred to the English establishment. The Parliament of Great Britain has provided only the difference of pay between the English and Irish establishments, therefore the pay of the said regiments upon the Irish establishment ought to be remitted from Ireland to the said Paymaster General. Given at the Court at Kensington. [Irish Book VIII. pp. 340–1.]
June 20.415. Same from same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, to authorise their exoneration of John Earl of Rothes from the sums of 1,919l. 13s. 10d. due from him to the Crown as Chamberlain of the Crown rents of Fyfe and Strath Earn for the years 1721–7; 284l. 6s. 18/12d. as sheriff of the county of Fyfe for the years 1721–7; and 123l. 17s. 67/12d. as sheriff of the county of Aberdeen. Same to be effected by passing and allowing each sum upon its proper account as so much royal bounty. Given at the Court at Kensington. [North Britain Book IX. pp. 288–9.]
June 20.416. Royal warrant by the Queen as Guardian of the kingdom, &c. to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to authorise the issue of the necessary warrants or directions to the Receiver General of His Majesty's land rents and casualties in Scotland, to pay to Wm. Bowles, Esq. Solicitor to the Exchequer Court, Scotland, 200l. for defraying the charge of criminal prosecutions to be carried on at the relation of His Majesty's Advocate and Solicitor General there. Given at the Court at Kensington.
[North Britain Book IX. p. 290.]
June 20.417. Same from same to Edward Harley one of the Auditors of the Imprests, and to the officers of the Court of Exchequer, for the passing of the final accounts of the Duke of Chandos, late Paymaster General of the Forces in the Low Countries and Spain and Portugal unto 1713, August 24, on Harley's representation that “although it does not appear what deductions have been made by the late Commissioners appointed to state and determine the debts due to the army upon stating the claims and demands of several foreign princes and states, no account thereof having been exhibited, yet nevertheless it appears by the account of Thomas More Esq. who was appointed to make out and issue army debentures, that great sums have been issued in debentures to foreign princes and states pursuant to the certificates of the said Commissioners who were by Act of Parliament empowered to state and determine the claims and demands of several foreign princes and states and were likewise authorised to charge back on the said foreign princes and states all demands which Great Britain may justly make on any of them on account of any land forces during the late war. And it having been further represented by you (Harley) that very great sums of money have been advanced to the present Emperor of Germany which do not appear to have been ever repaid, no stated account between his Imperial Majesty and Great Britain having been exhibited to you, yet nevertheless it appears that there was paid to His Imperial Majesty, pursuant to a warrant of His late Majesty of 1717–8, January 2, countersigned by the then Commissioners of the Treasury, the sum of 130,000l. in full of all his demands and pretensions whatsoever on Great Britain on account of the late war in Spain and Catalonia, and whereas it also appears by your representation that sundry Commissaries and others having rendered no accounts of the disposal and expenditure of great quantities of stores and provisions consigned to them ought, as you apprehend, to be returned in super in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer for the value thereof.…” The Duke of Chandos therefore in his final account to be discharged of and from the said memorandums in the following manner, viz. such of the memorandums which appear to be cleared and discharged to be discharged in the same account and the remainder to be set on the parties who are not already returned in super for the same. The officers of the Exchequer to effectually acquit and discharge the said Duke of Chandos in like manner from all suits, &c. on account of the said memorandums. Further 700l. to be paid to Harley for the expenses of examining, auditing and engrossing the final account aforesaid. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Memorandum:—Auditor Harley's representation bears date 1729, May 19. [King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 363–5.]
June 20.418. J. Scrope to Mr. Wither to permit the Archbishop of York to take away the trees felled in the manors of Cawood and Wistow, and marked with the broad arrow as appertaining to the Crown. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 399.]
June 23.419. Report of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to the Lords of the Treasury on the Duke of Argyle's feu duties, of which he prays a renewal of grant.
By letters under the Great Seal of Scotland, Queen Anne granted to the Duke of Argyle as a fee for his office of Great Master of the Household in Scotland, all feu, blench, tack and other duties payable to the Crown out of the lordship of Argyle. This was held to have expired on Queen Anne's death; was renewed by the late King 1721, August 1. His present Majesty may renew it in like manner. The feus, rents, &c. are valued at 519l. 10s. 52/12d. sterling. 2 pages.
Appending:
—The memorial of the Duke of Argyle to the Lords of the Treasury praying as above. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 52.]
420.Warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to Grey Maynard, yeoman of the King's Removing Wardrobe, a mahogany table for the Princess Mary; to Captain Guy, commander of the “Carolina” yacht, a leather mattress for the King's bed; and for orders for mending a walnut-tree table at Hampton Court, a walnut-tree screen for the King's closet, the walnut-tree cabinets in the King's apartments, some gilt branches for the ball room, a brass branch, some of the carved gilt stands in the Council Chamber at St. James's, a mahogany table with iron work, &c. for the Princess Royal, a walnut-tree table for the Prince of Wales, some cabinet work for the Princess Royal, repairing and cleaning the sconces for the birthday, putting up chandeliers in the ball room and sconces in the Privy Chamber.
Enfaced:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 26l. or thereabouts. Tho. Dummer. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 53.]
421. Same from same to same for delivery to same of the following for the King's service at Kensington, viz. for the great staircase at Kensington, 6 lantborns 12 inches square and 17 high, with a shade over each, an iron scroll and 2 flat sockets for candles, 1 lanthorn for a pattern 11 inches square and 19½ inches high, with scrolls, &c. a green harrateen curtain with a lath, line and tassels to draw up to cover the opening over the door in the grand chamber, a wainscot table for the Prince and one for the Duke, a covering for a night stool of crimson harrateen for the Prince, 2 umbrellas for Miss Mordent, and green harrateen hangings, trimmed with green lace, and a quilt, a walnut-tree table with drawers for Princess Amelia, 4 looking-glass sconces with carved gilt frames, with two branches each, for the Queen's gallery, 3 great looking-glass sconces with carved and gilt frames, 2 branches to each, and a pair of snake brass branches for the Presence Chamber; 16 flat glass candlesticks with brass nozzles for several lanterns, 4 leather covers for the Queen's card table, and a leather cover for the Princess Royal's fine table.
Enfaced:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 179l. or thereabouts. Tho. Dummer. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 54.]
June 24.422. Warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu for the delivery to Grey Maynard of the following for the King's service at Kensington:—24 umbrellas and new ticking for two more, 12 square deal tables, 5 forms covered with crimson serge and trimmed with worsted lace, a wainscot press bedstead, a square deal table with a leather cover for the Queen to dine on, 6 cane sashes for the Queen's bed-chamber and dressing room, 3 wooden square chairs for the Duke and the two young Princesses, an oval wainscot table and green harrateen hangings trimmed with lace suitable for Miss FitzWilliam's bedchamber, green harrateen hangings and a draw-up window curtain, trimmed with lace, suitable for Miss Mordent's bedchamber, a small window curtain of green harrateen to draw up, trimmed with lace, suitable for Miss Dives's dressing-room, green harrateen hangings for the offices of the Yeomen of the Guard, a couch and squat and pillows to be covered with green camlet, and trimmed with lace of the same colour, a pair of window curtains of the same camlet, trimmed with lace suitable, a table for the Duke to dine on, and 2 umbrella poles for the kitchen, also to give orders for taking down furniture at Hampton Court, repairing same, and fixing it up at Kensington, &c.
Enfaced:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 530l. or thereabouts. Tho. Dummer. 1½ pages. [Ibid, No. 55.]
[June 24,
after.]
423. Memorial of Aug. Schutz to the Lords of the Treasury certifying sums due to the Office of His Majesty's Robes to Midsummer, 1729, and requesting issue of same by way of imprest. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 56.]
After
Midsummer.
424. An account of the income and issues of Her Majesty's Civil List Revenues, Midsummer, 1728, to Midsummer, 1729. 1 large sheet [Ibid, No. 57.]
June 25.425. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury for the Receiver General and Cashier of His Majesty's Customs to pay the quarterly bill of salary for officers of the customs in London port, for the quarter ended Midsummer, 1729, amounting to 7,890l. 6s.d.
[Customs Book XII. p. 391.]
426. Same from same for the quarterly salary bill for the outports amounting to 11,795l. 11s.d. for the same quarter.
[Ibid.]
427. Same from same for a half year's bill of salaries for the officers of customs in the Plantations, amounting to 1,805l. for the half year due at Midsummer last.
Appending:—Detailed list of the establishment of customs in the Plantations. [Ibid, pp. 391–3.]
June 26.428. Reference from the Privy Council to the Lords of the Treasury of Thomas Tomkins' petition for his liberty in order to prosecute the undertaking for a process of making iron malleable by sea or pit coal fire, by which he hopes to meet his indebtedness to the Crown incurred by him as cashier to the hawkers. 1¼ pages.
Enclosing:
—Tomkins' petition. 1½ pages.
Endorsed:
—Received 1729, July 22, and minuted with minute verbatim as below under date 1729, July 23.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 60.]
June [30].429. Treasury fees, &c. for the month of June ut supra January 31. 697l. 6s. divided equally ut supra ibid, and with receipts of Horace Walpole, John Scrope and the clerks.
[Treasury Fee Book VI. pp. 288–300.]