|October 2.||591. Order for preparation of a warrant for paying to Prince Charles of Denmark or his representatives the arrears on his pension from the late King, to be paid out of the late King's arrears, up to the date of the said King's demise.|
Thomas Benson's petition for the stay of proceedings against him for 200l. paid to the Solicitor of Customs' clerk as a recovery upon prosecutions and not brought by the said clerk to account, read and referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy of to-day's date for 14,288l. for paying off ships and victualling, read and ordered out of the public supplies, anno 1729.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 261.]
|October 6.||592. Letters patent appointing Charles Duke of Bolton bailiff of the town and borough of Brecon, &c. (ut supra, p. 68.)|
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 444–6.] October 7. 593. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise to permit Jacob Jacobs to rework 158lbs. of chocolate upon payment of lOd. per lb.
Appending:—Report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, October 2, on Jacob's petition.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 207.]
|October 7.||594. Same from same confirming indented articles of agreement between the King and Peter Thomas, of the island of St. Christopher, Esq. for the purchase of 52a. 3r. 29p. in Basse Terre quarter.|
Appending:—Articles of agreement.
[Crown Lease Book I. pp. 386–7.]
|595. Same from same confirming same between the King and Peter Thomas, Esq. of the island of St. Christopher, Esq. for the purchase of 86a. 1r. 17p. in Basse Terre quarter.|
Appending:—Articles of agreement. [Ibid, pp. 387–9.]
|October 7.||596. Allowance by the Lords of the Treasury of the bill of salaries for the establishment for the Commissioners and officers employed in the salt duty in North Britain for the quarter ending 1729, September 29, amounting to 956l. 5s.|
Appending:—Detailed bill with names and amounts.
[North Britain Book IX. pp. 329–31.]
|597. Same by same allowing the bill of salaries for the officers of the customs in North Britain for the same quarter, amounting to 5,943l. 0s. 10d. and appending the detailed list as above, with individual names and salaries. [Ibid, pp. 332–4.]|
|October 7.||598. Mr. Chancellor conveys the King's pleasure that Thomas Rowland, be removed from his office of Clerk of the works and keeper of the stores at Windsor, and Isaac Ware appointed in his place on the recommendation of Mr. Arundel, surveyor of His Majesty's works.|
Agents for taxes called in and directed to pursue with all diligence the gathering in all arrears from receivers or sureties.
The report of the Commissioners of Excise of August 20 last, on Mr. Brackenbury's petition to be allowed 50l. in his accounts for Hertford collection, to repair his loss by receiving a banknote altered from 20l. to 70l. read and agreed to.
Petitions read and referred as follows:—Guy Stone to renew a lease of some tenements in the bailiwick of St. James's, to Mr. Surveyor General to report. James Carent to compound for unlawful trading, to the Commissioners for Customs.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 262.]
|October 8.||599. Order from the Lords of the Treasury confirming warrant from the Duke of Grafton to James Brudenell, for the provision for himself (Brudenell) of 100 oz. of plate as a gift from His Majesty at the christening of his child.|
Memorandum:—The warrant will amount to 55l. or thereabouts. R. Sedgwick.
[Lord Chamberlain s Warrant Book I. p. 308.]
|October 8.||600. Henry Worsley, from Barbadoes, to the Lords of the Treasury. Pursuant to the 35th article of His Majesty's instructions to him, has suspended payment of Phillip Kirton and John Goodwyn's fine for 100l. each upon their petition praying for time to apply to the King to have it remitted. Also encloses a list [absent] of the fines and forfeitures at the last court of grand sessions. 2 pages.|
Appending:—(a.) The petition of Philip Kirton of the parish of Christ's Church, Barbadoes, and John Goodwyn, of the parish of St. Michael, Barbadoes, gentlemen, to Worsley, Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbadoes, and other the islands to windward of Guadaloupe In 1716, June 5, petitioners gave recognizance before Nicholas Sayers, coroner for the parish of St. Michael, in 100l. each to the Crown, for the appearance of Richard Rycroft, a minor, of Christ Church parish, Barbadoes, at the next general session of Oyer and Terminer to give evidence concerning the death of Frances Gibson, late master of the “Merchants Adventure,” riding at anchor in Carlisle Road. He duly appeared, but no indictment was made; the bonds were estreated by the court in June 1722. Pray relief.
Followed by:—Reference dated 1724, September 2, of this petition by Worsley to Richard Carter, Attorney General.
Statement of Attorney General's opinion thereupon, dated 1724, September 2.
Order of Worsley thereupon staying further procedings against petitioners. 3½pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 38.]
|October 9.||601. Order from the Lords of the Treasury endorsing a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu for the provision and delivery to the Honourable Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of the following for furnishing the House of Peers, viz.:—The forms and woolpacks to be covered with crimson cloth and stuffed; one large Turkey worked carpet, five yards square, for the throne; one Turkey carpet for the clerks' table, a cushion covered with the same cloth for the Bishop that reads prayers, one smaller cushion for the Lord Chancellor, one stool covered with crimson velvet and fringed for his Lordship to sit on to hear causes, and the walls at the opening of the hangings over the door to be covered with crimson paragon. For the Prince's room 2½ dozen of Turkey worked chairs, one large Turkey worked carpet for the committee table, one large carpet under the chair of state, one small carpet for the school room, one close stool, Turkey leather, gilt nails, and velvet seats with double pans, and two folding stools for the clerks that attend committees. For the Lord Great Chamberlain's room, twelve Turkey worked chairs, and one Turkey worked carpet for the Lord Chancellor's room, six Turkey worked chairs and a Turkey worked carpet for the Lord Treasurer's room, six Turkey worked chairs and a Turkey carpet for the Bishops room and closet, one dozen of Turkey worked chairs and a Turkey carpet for the Earl Marshall's room, six Turkey worked chairs and a Turkey worked carpet for the Lord Privy Seals room and closet, one dozen Turkey worked chairs and a Turkey carpet for the robe room, one dozen of Turkey worked chairs and a Turkey worked carpet, all the rooms, closets and lobbies to be hung with green serge. For the Black Rods room, one dozen of Turkey worked chairs. The lobby to be hung with green serge. For the long table in the painted chamber, a Turkey carpet, the rails hung with green baize. For all the rooms and closets, nine close stools with drible pans, two dozen of pewter candlesticks with nozzles and one dozen snuffers and pans with extinguishers. Eighteen pewter chamber pots and one large chamber pot.|
Memorandum:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 432l. or thereabouts.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. pp. 308–9.]
|October 9.||602. Report of John Conduitt, Master, Richard Morgan, Deputy Warden, and Charles Smyth, Deputy Comptroller of the Mint, to the Lords of the Treasury, on John Rollos' bill for engraving the seals. He has warrants for making all the seals specified, and his work is not inferior to his previous work He has overcharged 20l. for the seal made for South Carolina 1 page.|
Appending:—Rollos' bill drawn up in detail, with reference, dated 1729, September of same, from the Lords of the Treasury to the principal officers of the Mint. 3½pages.
Minuted:—In dorso with minute, of date 1729, November 20 (which see in loco).
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 39.]
|October 9.||603. Order for the issue to Mr. Chetwynd of so much as will clear the pensions on the established allowances payable by him for the quarter ended Michaelmas, 1729.|
Like order for so much as will clear the established allowances in the Treasurer of the Chamber's office to Michaelmas, 1729.
Like order for 18,430l. to clear the expense in the Cofferer's office to Michaelmas, 1729, and 5,000l. for advances to purveyors upon account from Michaelmas, 1729, to Christmas next, by the hands of Mr. Cremer.
Mr. Lowther is to pay out of the King's money in his hand, to Mr. Wilson, half a year on his allowance, as an advance to carry him to Ireland.
Order for the issue of 78,369l. to the Treasurer of the Navy, to pay the course of the navy and victualling for April and May, 1727.
William Broad appointed distributor of stamps at Newcastle under Lyme, Salop, vice Thomas Astbury, deceased, at the recommendations] of Crewe Offley, William Corbet, and Thomas Allen, Esqrs.
Petition of Mary Jones, praying a prosecution at the King's expense against Jane Dodd, Mrs. Perry, and Mrs. Vickers for speaking base and opprobrious words against His Majesty, read; she not appearing nothing was done thereupon.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 263.]
|October 9.||604. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury allowing the bill of salaries for the officers of the General Post Office for the quarter ended 1729, September 29 (total, 2,151l. 15s. 8d.), and the like bill of salaries for the officers of the Penny Post (total, 529l. 14s. 5¼d.). [Money Book XXXV. p. 132.]|
|October 14.||605. The Lords of the Treasury, Whitehall, to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, signifying approval of the quarterly bill for the Civil List salaries, &c. Scotland, for the quarter ending 1729, September 29, amounting to 9,766l. 16s. 11d.|
Appending:—The detailed bill with names and amounts.
[North Britain Book IX. pp. 345–8.]
|October 14.||606. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy, for the preparation of a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of the Scotch Church in Swallow Street to James Anderson, A.M. for 45 years from Lady Day, 1734, at a rent of 2l. 10s. without fine.|
Appending:—Copy of the original lease and memorandum by Auditor Jett, dated 1729, October 3, and particular of same by Charles Gybbon, Deputy Surveyor General, 1729, October 6.
[Crown Lease Book I. pp. 493–6.]
|607. Same from same to same for the passing a lease under the Exchequer Seal of a house in Pall Mall, “on Pall Mall Field alias St. James's Field, late in the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, and now in the new parish of St. James's in the liberty of Westminster, in or near a certain street called Pall Mall Street, on the south side thereof, abutting east on ground or buildings now or late of Sir John Jacob, Bart., west on ground or buildings now or late of the Lord Lonsdale, north on Pall Mall Street aforesaid, and south on the Royal Garden; and parcel of the bailiwick, manor or manors of St. James's in the Fields, sometime in the possession of the Crown of England, and before parcel of the lands late purchased from the Abbot of Westminster and others,” to Sir Gilbert Pickering, Bart, and John Kipling, gent. in trust for Lueretia, wife of Frances Pickering, for 38½ years to commence from 1740, Michaelmas, at a reserve rent of 7l. 10s. per annum, for the reversionaiy term, and of 12l. per annum during the term in being, and at a fine of 100l.|
Appending:—Copy of original lease and memorandum and particular as to same, made out by Thos. Jett, auditor, and Charles Gibbon, Deputy Surveyor General, dated 1729, October 3.
[Ibid, pp. 394–7.]
|October l4.||608. The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy, of the 14th instant, for 60,187l. for paying ships and reducing them to guardships, read and ordered out of the supplies for 1729.|
Ordered, on Mr. Bridgman's memorial, that as the paddock at Kensington is near finished, 5,000l. be issued to him, which will make 4,500l. towards the estimated 5,000l.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for 750l. for His Majesty's secret service in the name of Mr. Scrope.
Order for a warrant for paying to the officers of the Mint in Scotland, out of coinage duty, their salaries for one year ended at Michaelmas, 1729.
Mr. Paxton's memorial, of the 10th instant, apprizing their Lordships of 50l. to be paid by the Secretary of State's order to Richard Stutchley on evidence against Farley, the printer, read and agreed to.
Mr. Chancellor has laid before the King the memorial of the Tradesmen of the Wardrobe for the liveries presented to the late King's servants to be paid by His present Majesty. His Majesty was not pleased to comply therewith.
Monsieur Chammorel's letter of the 13th instant about Count de Broglio's goods, which are expected at Dover, to be sent to the Commissioners of Customs to give the necessary orders.
The report of the Commissioners of the Stamp Office on George Daniell's proposal for improving that revenue, read. They do not think his proposition would cure the frauds and abuses suggested, and the House of Commons the last Session have taken that revenue under their consideration, and passed an Act regulating same.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for 750l. bounty in the name of William Ellis, Esq.
The memorial and copy of affidavit of Mary Jones giving information of persons uttering scandalous words on His Majesty and the Government, to be sent to Mr. Cracherode for inquiry, and to prosecute the offenders in case he finds sufficient cause for so doing.
The report of the Board of Works on the expense of converting the auction room into a room for the footmen to attend in at the Parliament House, read and delivered to Scrope to advise with Mr. Speaker thereon.
John Oakley appointed, at the recommendation of Mr. Papillon, to succeed Thomas Jones, if dead, as a tidesman at Dover.
The person recommended by the Earl of Macclesfield is to supply the present vacancy of a Distributor of Stamps at Stafford.
The Earl of Warwick to be paid a quarter on his pension.
The fees for the 4,484l. 7s. 6d. to be issued at the Exchequer to Mr. John Gore for value in bills of exchange are to be defrayed by Mr. Lowther out of the King's money in his hands.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 264–5.]
|609. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Phillips Gybbon, Surveyor General, to demand from the proper auditor a particular of a proposed new lease to Wm. Wynne, Esq. of the pre and post fines in the counties of Anglesey, Carnarvon, and Merioneth.|
Appending:—Gybbon's report, dated 1729, October 8, on Wynne's petition for same. [Crown Lease Book I. pp. 398–9.]
|October 15.||610. J. Scrope to Mr. Cracherode. Enclosing for report the memorial of Mary Jones informing of certain persons for uttering scandalous words reflecting on His Majesty.|
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 411.]
|October 15.||611. The Commissioners of the Board of Works to the Lords of the Treasury. Bridgeman has completed half the repairs of His Majesty's road leading from Pimlico to Fulham. Desire the issue to the Paymaster of the remainder of the account. Whitehall, Office of Works, 1729, October 15. 1 page.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 40.]
|October 16.||612. Robert Jacomb, Deputy Paymaster, to the Lords of the Treasury, submitting Henry Furnese's proposal for bills for subsistence remittances to Minorca and Gibraltar from October 25 to December 24, 1729. Horse Guards. Pay Office, 1729, October 16. 1 page.|
Enclosing:—Furnese's tender for 20,500 dollars for Port Mahon at 55 pence per dollar at sight payable in gold, and 17,250 dollars for Gibraltar at 54½ pence per dollar at sight payable in gold. (Dated London, 1729, October 8.) 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII No. 41.]
|October 19.||613. Royal warrant directed to Edward Harley, Esq. and Thomas Foley, Esq. Auditors of the Imprests. The Paymaster of the Forces has some difficulty in passing his accounts for moneys issued to the Hessian troops by reason no muster rolls have been regularly taken of them, pursuant to their several establishments, from 1727, April 1, to 1728, June 24, being 21 months. Brigadier General Robert Sutton, appointed by the Jate King and continued by the present King as envoy-extraordinary to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, with instructions to review the said troops from time to time, has returned two authentic certificates, by which it appears that as no commissary had been appointed to muster the said Hessian forces, he did in lieu and for want of such an officer, in pursuance of the said instructions, take a review of the said Hessian forces, and found them in all respects complete according to their respective establishments from the said 1727, April 1, to 1728, December 24. The accounts of the pay of the said Hessian forces are accordingly to be allowed for the time aforesaid, notwithstanding the want of muster rolls. Given at the Court at Kensington.|
Appending:—(1.) R. Sutton's certificate, dated Rinteln, 4–15 July, 1727, of the review of the troops of the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, which entered into the pay of George I. on 1727, April 1, and which he found to comprise 4 regiments of horse of 550 men each, 2 regiments of dragoons of 908 men each, and 13 battalions of foot of 626 men each, total 12,154. Complete and fit for immediate service. (2.) R. Sutton's certificate, dated Cassel, 1728, August 13–24, to the like effect.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 417–8.]
|October 29.||614. The petition of the poor insolvent debtors in the county gaol of Cornwall, situate in Bodmin, to the House of Commons, for consideration of their state, being 100 in number, and confined, several of them, for several years, upon executions and outlawries for very trivial debts. In May last one was starved to death for mere want of sustenance. 1 pages.|
Appending:—A covering petition addressed to Robert Walpole. “The miseries of this prison are so numerous that the petition contains but an imperfect sketch of them … we must in a short time inevitably perish.” 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 43.]
|October 31.||615. Treasury fees for the month of October (ut supra, January 31), 342l. 11s. 9d. divided equally ut supra ibid, and with receipts of Horace Walpole, John Scrope, and the clerks.|
[Treasury Fee Book VI. pp. 327–32.]