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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1729, January-March', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 179-191. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87292 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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TABLE I.
Warrants, Letters, and Memorials of minor importance.
1728–9.
Date.Description of Document or Entry.Substance of Document or Entry.Reference.
Jan. 1Mungo Graeme, collector of the customs and duties on salt in Scotland, to the Commissioners of the Customs residing in Scotland.Was appointed to his office by Letters Patent of 1714–5, February 7, with such allowance as the Lords of the Treasury should appoint. Office regranted by his present Majesty. Begs allowance as the Lords of the Treasury think fit.North Britain Book IX. p. 210.
Jan. 1Petitions read -John Clarke, et al, for 100l. reward for apprehending and convicting Thomas Vaux, a street robber. Directions thereupon: [referred] to Mr. Cracherode.
John Langden, et al, for same for apprehending and convicting Thomas White, a street robber. [Referred] to Mr. Cracherode.
John Clarke, et al, for same, for arresting Stephen Burnet, alias Barnham, a street robber. [Referred] to Mr. Cracherode.
Walter Chetwynd, Esq. for payment of 1,034l. 13s. 7d., expended as paymaster of his Majesty's pensions, &c. to Xmas, 1728. [Referred] to Auditors of the Imprests.
Register of Papers, Vol. VI. p. 116
Jan. 3Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the distribution of the Aggregate Fund for the quarter ending Xmas, 1728.
Appending.—Statement of account of same.
Money Book XXXIV. pp, 330-1.
Same [to same]Authorising the distribution and application of the income of the General Fund for the quarter ending Xmas, 1728.
Appending.—Statement of account of same.
Ibid, p. 320–1.
Jan. 7Petition of Thomas Myers, sergeant, and seven others to the Lords of the Treasury.Begging the reward of 100l., having apprehended and convicted Charles Mackcullister of a robbery on the highway, in the parish of St. Giles-in-the Fields. With reference dated 1728–9, January 7, from the Treasury to Anthony Cracherode. 1 page.
Appending.
—Copy of certificate of the Mayor and Recorder of London to the Sheriff of Middlesex, of the arrest and conviction as above. 1 page.
Minuted.
—Entered.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXX. No. 6.
Jan. 7Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.For the payment by the Receiver General of the Customs of the quarterly bill of salaries for the officers of customs, London port, for the quarter ended Christmas, 1728, amounting to 7,727l. 5s. 2d.Customs Book XII. p. 312.
Same [to same] - -For payment by same of similar bill for the officers of the customs in the Plantations, 1,805l.Ibid.
Same to same -For payment by collectors of customs in the outports of similar bills for the same quarter for the officers of the outports.Ibid.
Jan. 8J. Scrope to Mr. CracherodeTransmitting the petition of Charles Townshend, of Lincoln's Inn, on behalf of his brother, George Townshend's composition with the Crown as one of the late Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers.Letter Book XVIII. p. 361.
Jan. 14Petitions read -Glisson Maydwell to be discharged of a prosecution for exporting 12 glass lights garnished with silver without the hall marks. Directions thereupon: To Commissioners of Customs.
Commissioners of Taxes' report upon a letter from Joseph Somers, complaining of the neglect of duty of Richard Wheeler, surveyor of houses in Worcestershire. Read.
Register of Papers, VI. p. 117.
Jan. 14Royal sign manual to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 30,000l. to Thomas Cremer for the uses of the Cofferer of the Household until the present vacancy of the Cofferer's office be supplied.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed thereupon the 15th January 1728–9.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 256.
Same to same -For the issue to Thomas Jones, Esq., or his assignees, 400l. as the King's bounty.Ibid.
Jan. 15Royal warrant to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue out of the revenues arising from the arrears of Queen Anne, of 1,000l. to Sir Conyers D'Arcy, K.B., and George Fielding, Esq., or their assignees, for meeting the debts incurred during their acting as Commissioners for executing the office of Master of the Horse.Ibid, p. 257.
Jan. 16Petitions read - -John Lock and his three sisters to be discharged of a nomine pœnæ of 5s. per month for nonpayment of a rent of 13l. 4s. per annum as lessees from the Crown of a piece of ground in St. James's Street. Directions thereupon: To Surveyor General.Register of Papers VI. 119.
Jan. 16Royal sign manual to John, Lord Hobart, Treasurer of the Chamber.For the issue out of the funds applicable to the payment of the debts of the late Queen Anne, of 205l. 15s.d. for arrears of pay of certain enumerated messengers of the Great Chamber.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 259.
Warrant under the Royal sign manual.For the payment of 44l. 1s.d. to Alice King or her assigns, balance of one moiety of her pension of 100l. due at the demise of Queen Anne.Ibid, p. 264.
Jan. 16Royal sign manual directed to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.For the issue, by virtue of a Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, of 15,000l. out of the revenues of First Fruits and Tenths to Jeffrey Elwes, Esq. Treasurer to the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne, for the augmentation of the maintenance of the poor clergy.
Appending.—An order, dated 1728, December 2, of the General Court of the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for Elwes to wait upon the Lords of the Treasury for the above amount.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 265.
Jan.16Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against Charles Mason for a balance due from him as Treasurer and Paymaster for the Transport service, Mason being under great difficulties and hardship by reason of several misfortunes.Warrants not relating to Money XXIV, p. 136.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Excise.For the payment to Stephen Poyntz, Receiver General of the Excise Revenue, of 577l. 13s. 7d. in full of all his charges and disbursements in carrying 2,475,558l. 18s. 6d. to the Exchequer and striking tallies there on account of duties between 1727, June 26, and 1728, June 18.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Excise, dated 1728–9, January 15, to the Lords of the Treasury on Poyntz's memorial for the above.
Ibid, p. 137–8.
Jan. 17Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.On a Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, for the issue of 610l. 3s.d. to Augustus Schutz, Master of the Robes, to clear the expenses in the Office of the Robes between Michaelmas and Christmas, 1728.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed on the aforegoing, 1728, January 25.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 260.
Warrant under the Royal sign manual to the Paymaster General.For the issue of 921l. 12s. 8d. to Thomas Missing, being balance of his debt for victualling the garrison of Gibraltar, 1728, July 29, to August 23.
Appending.—Report of the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army on Missing's accounts, with a computation of the persons victualled at Gibraltar during the above period.
Ibid, p. 260–3.
Jan. 17Petitions, &c. read -Mrs. Paternelle Vernatti, for an arrear due from Queen Anne of 268l. 0s. 11d. for setting up and repairing lamps at Westminster Hall. Directions thereupon: 159l. 4s. 10d. ordered.
Widow and administratrix of John Churchhill, late master carpenter, for the like arrear of 597l. 15s. 8d. due in the Office of Works. Directions thereupon: 298l. 17s. 10d. ordered.
Richard Stacey, executor of his father, Richard Stacey, late master bricklayer, a like arrear of the said Queen of 336l. Directions thereupon: 163l. 11s.d. ordered.
Ethelred Bedoe, for salary remaining due to her late husband from the said Queen as under housekeeper of Whitehall. Directions thereupon: 29l. 12s. 1d. ordered.
Sarah Davis, widow and executrix of Thomas Davis, as one of His late Majesty's messengers in ordinary for arrear of salary, 19l. 19s.d. Directions thereupon: the whole arrear ordered.
Simon Chapman, the like, 20l. 13s. 3d. Directions thereupon: the whole arrear ordered.
Thos. Beake, the like, 26l. 4s. 11¾d. Directions thereupon: the whole arrear ordered.
Peter and Thomas Newlyn, the like, 28l. 17s.d. Directions thereupon: the whole arrear ordered.
George Gordon, the like, 21l. 18s.d. Directions thereupon: the whole arrear ordered.
William Brown, the like, 39l. 17s.d. Directions thereupon: the whole arrear ordered.
Antho. Dagley, the like, 54l. 8s.d. Directions thereupon: the whole arrear ordered.
Ethelred Bedoe, more for arrear of stipend due to her husband from Her said late Majesty in the Cofferer's Office. Directions thereupon: 4l. 7s. 6d. ordered.
Mrs. Susan Benning, for an arrear due from Her said late Majesty to her husband, Wm. Benning, as Purveyor in the Scalding Office. Directions thereupon: 6l. 15s. 5d. ordered.
Henry York and Wm. Spice, late Yeoman and Groom of the Scalding House, for an arrear of salary due from Queen Anne. Directions thereupon: 46l. 14s. 10d. ordered.
Mrs. Vernatti, more for lighting lamps in Her late Majesty's palaces and on the road leading to Kensington, 176l. 9s. Directions thereupon: payment respited.
Davenant Sherborne, for a like arrear as Yeoman Harbinger and Oilman, 58l. 16s.d. Directions thereupon: the like.
Sir Clement Cotterell, for half a year's salary as Master of the Ceremonies to Her said late Majesty, 100l. Directions thereupon: the like.
Boyle Smith, Esq., administrator of Peter Levigne, for goods delivered Her said late Majesty in the Spicery Office, 133l. 19s.d. Directions thereupon: payment respited.
John Allen, for salary as late porter to Somerset House water-gate. Directions thereupon: 13l. 6s. 8d. ordered.
Jane Gunthorpe, widow and administratrix of George Gunthorpe, late confectioner to Her said late Majesty, for an arrear of 346l. 3s.d. Directions thereupon: payment respited.
Clerks of the Council, for an arrear of salary, 175l. directions thereupon: the like.
Henry Tatlocke, for necessaries furnished Her late Majesty in her stables; arrear remaining due, 473l. 4s. 6d. Directions thereupon: 236l. 12s. 3d. ordered.
Executors of Mrs. Alice King, for arrear of pension due from Her said late Majesty. Directions thereupon: 44l. 1s.d. ordered.
Robert George, for like arrear as yeoman, sadler, and storekeeper. Directions thereupon: 27l. 2s. 6d. ordered.
Register of Papers VI. pp. 120–1.
[Jan. 17.]Petition to the Lords of the Treasury of Mary Churchill, widow and administratrix of John Churchill, late master carpenter to Queen Anne.For sums due as arrears of pay to her husband and her late brother, Matthew Banks, in all 597l. 15s. 8d. besides 3,000l. still owing to her late husband for work done on the royal palaces for William III. 1 page.
Minuted in dorso.
—1728–9, Jan. 23, a moiety ordered.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXX. No. 14.
Jan. 20Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.Signifying an order of the Privy Council assenting to the petition of Philip Freke on behalf of himself and the owners and freighters of the ship “Corsley” galley, Capt. John Hancock, now performing quarantine at King Road, Bristol, for permission for her to proceed to the place of discharge without airing, after 20 days' quarantine.Customs Book XII. p. 313.
Jan. 21J. Scrope to the Postmasters General.For John Lampe to succeed Frederick Ashfeild, deceased, in his allowance from the Secret Service for his service in the affairs of the Post Office.Letter Book XVIII. p. 364.
Jan. 24Return - -A particular of causes under prosecution, Hilary Term, 1728–9, with states thereof. Signed by Anthony Cracherode. 9 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXX. No. 17.
Jan. 24J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising offer of 100l. reward for the arrest of Jacob Walter and Gabriel Jervis, alias Tompkin, two very notorious owlers and smugglers.Letter Book XVIII. p.364.
Jan. 24Royal sign manual to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 200l. as royal bounty to Don Emanuel Mercador.
Memorandum.—A warrant was signed on the aforegoing sign manual, 1728–9, January 25, by the said Lords.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 264.
Jan. 24Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing, by virtue of a Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, the issue of 200l. to Edmond Lord Killmallock as royal bounty.
Memorandum.—Warrant, signed 1728–9, February 3.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 266.
Jan. 24Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Anthony Cracherode.To pay the proclamation reward of 100l. for the apprehending street robbers.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 138–9.
Jan. 24Same from same to the Attorney General.For the entering of a noli prosequi for the ship “Graham,” John Gibson owner, and its cargo, seized in London by Wm. Scott, Assistant to the Surveyor of the Act of Navigation, for not being duly navigated, the master, Henry Evans, having been enforced, under stress, to employ a Dutch sailor and another, foreigners, contrary to the Act.
Appending. — Report, dated 1728–9, January, of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury thereupon.
Customs Book XII. pp.315–7.
Jan. 25Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.By virtue of general letters of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, for the issue of 6,830l. to John Scrope for the Secret Service.
Memorandum.—Warrant, signed the 25th day of January, 1728–9.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 267.
Same directed to same -By virtue of general letters of Privy Seal of same date as above, for the issue of 375l. to Peregrine Duke of Leeds, as royal bounty.
Memorandum.—Warrant, signed on the foregoing manual, 1728–9, January 27.
Ibid, p. 268.
Jan. 27Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Sir Philip Yorke, Attorney General.For the entry of a noli prosequi to the information against the “Expedition” sloop, Swift Kirby, master and owner, seized by William Scott, Assistant to the Surveyor of the Act of Navigation, on pretence that a French passenger brought over came as a mariner, and had been employed to work the said sloop.
Appending.—Report, dated 1727, August 9, from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the case.
Customs Book XII. pp. 318–9.
Jan. 29Petitions read -Petition of Chas. Manley, late mate of the ship “Drake,” an East Indiaman, to be remitted His Majesty's share of a fine for exporting lead clandestinely. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Customs.
Dr. Thos. Baimbrig, for a noli prosequi upon a judgment obtained in the Exchequer Court against Martyn Duxbury, late a Deputy King's Waiter, to whom he was surety, and that the said judgment may only subsist against the said Duxbury. Directions thereupon: to same.
Martyn Duxbury, a prisoner in Wood Street Compter, praying to be discharged of a fine of 500l. upon a judgement obtained in the Exchequer Court against him for frauds committed when a Deputy King's Waiter, he being then a young unexperienced officer, and now utterly unable to pay the fine. Directions thereupon: to same.
Ensign James Anderson, formerly Quarter Master of Dragoons in Spain, for arrears of pay. Directions thereupon: My Lords can do nothing in this.
Register of Papers VI. p. 123.
Feb. 3Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.By virtue of general letters of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, for the issue to Wm. Richards or assigns 275l. to reimburse expenses.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed on the foregoing, 1728, February 4.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 268.
Same directed to same -By virtue of same letters of Privy Seal, for the issue of 600l. to Edward Lyndsay as the royal bounty.Ibid.
Feb. 4Dormant warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs.For payment to Matthew Oliver, Comptroller of the Customs at Boston port, an annual salary of 12l. 9s. 2d.Customs Book XII. p. 321.
Minute by the Lords of the Treasury.Communicating to the Commissioners of the Customs the resolution of the Privy Council of 1728–9, February 1, allowing the discharge of the “Nile”galley after 20 days' quarantine, on the petition of John Coke of London, turkey merchant, owner and freighter of the same.Ibid.
Feb. 5Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue, by virtue of general letters of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, of 500l. out of moneys arisen by quit-rents in Virginia to Woodes Rogers, Esq., for services to be by him performed in the West Indies.
Memorandum.—A like warrant signed 1728–9, February 6.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 270.
Same directed to the same -Requiring by virtue of general letters of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, the issue of 4,200l. to Edward Stables, Esq., for satisfaction of the sum expended by him for His late Majesty's special service.Ibid, p. 269.
Feb. 5Petition read -Ralph Richardson, of the ship “Drake,” bound to the East Indies, for a noli prosequi to the information against him for exporting lead clandestinely, he offering to pay the full duties and satisfy the officers. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Customs.Register of Papers VI. p. 124.
Feb. 7John Scrope to Commissioners of Excise.To stay process against Richard Chapple for harbouring tea.Letter Book XVIII. p. 336.
Feb. 7Warrant from the Lords of Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.For the stay till Midsummer next of the trial against Thos. Lake, of the Isle of Ely, for running goods.Customs Book XII. p. 822.
Feb. 10Petitions read -Samuel Artis, Esq., and others, sureties of Wm. Pacey, late Receiver General of the Taxes for part of Norfolk, for stay of process. Directions thereupon: Process to be stayed till Michaelmas, 1729.Register of Papers VI. 125.
Feb. 10Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Esqs., Auditors of Imprests.Directing allowance in the accounts of Henry Selwyn, Esq., Receiver General of Customs, of 490l. 2s. 4d. for the charges of paying money into the Exchequer, 1727, December 25, to 1728, December 25, and 327l. 17s. 6d. for fees and charges of passing his accounts for that time.
Appending.—Detailed bill of same as certified by Harley.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 140–1.
Feb. 10John Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting a petition of James Burr, a prisoner in Chelmsford Gaol.Letter Book XVIII. p. 367.
Feb. 11Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury, Whitehall, to the Commissioners for managing His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland.Accepting the sum of 300l. from Wm. Newstead in full satisfaction of the debt remaining due from him to the Crown as late collector in the district of Maryborough, and authorising his release and discharge from same.
Appending.—Long report from the Commissioners, dated Custom House, Dublin, 1728–9, February 4, on Newstead's case, in answer to a letter of reference from the Treasury of 1728, July 30.
Irish Book VIII. pp.324–5.
Feb. 11Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against Samuel Artis, Esq., of Yarmouth, and others, sureties of Wm. Pacey, Receiver General for part of the county of Norfolk.
Appending.—Artis's petition for same.
Affairs of Taxes III. p. 254.
Feb. 12Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Requiring by virtue of general letters of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, the issue of 3,000l. to John Hedges, Esq., Treasurer or Receiver General to Frederick, Prince of Wales, for the Prince's disposal.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed on the aforegoing, dated 1728–9, February 18.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. 271.
Feb. 12Petitions read - -Sir John Jennings for arrears due to him for foddering the deer in Greenwich Park, and for 137l. 12s. laid out there in repairs. Directions thereupon: to the Surveyor of the Woods.
Cha. Highmore, Esq., late Receiver General of the Taxes for the years 1722–26, for the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, praying his extraordinary charges, amounting to 370l. 2s. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Taxes.
Register of Papers VI. 126.
Feb. 13Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Requiring by virtue of general letters of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, the issue of 696l. to Wm. Finch, Esq., being the allowance of 5l. per day as Envoy Extraordinary and 3l. per day as Plenipotentiary to the States General of the United Provinces, 1728, September 29, to December 25; 435l. to Charles Du Bourgay, the allowance of 5l. per diem as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia for the same period; 261l. to Robert Jackson, Esq., the allowance of 3l. per diem as resident with the King of Sweden for same period.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 272.
Feb. 13Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Requiring by virtue of general letters of general letters of Privy Seal, dated 1727, June 26, the issue of 146l. 17s. to Sir John Lambert, 16l. 17s. of it being fees due to Lambert, and 130l. to be paid to John Walton as royal bounty.
Appending.—Acknowledgment in French, dated Rome, 1728, December 25, of the' receipt by John Walton of 130l. from Pierre L'Anglois, and transfer, dated Leghorn, 1728, December 31, of the acceptance from L'Anglois to Sir John Lambert.
King's warrant Book XXIX. p. 271.
Feb. 18Privy Seal directed to same -For the payment to Benjamin Keene, Esq., “whom we have thought fit to continue in our employment of our Consul at Madrid,” the yearly salary of 500l., to commence from 1728, August 9Ibid, p. 285.
Same directed to same -For the issue to Spencer Lord Wilmington, K.B., Paymaster-General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, sums not exceeding 1,352,138l. 19s.d. by way of imprest and upon account for maintaining the guard, garrisons, and forces.Ibid, p. 274.
Feb. 21Petition of Charles Highmore, Receiver General of Cumberland and Westmoreland.Praying allowance of 3d. per £ for remitting moneys to London. Referred to Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 253.
Feb. 22Petition read -John Baskett, His Majesty's printer, for 3,755l. 7s. 9d. due from His present Majesty, and 8,400l. from the late King, for printing speeches, Acts of Parliament, &c. Directions thereupon: ordered 3,755l. 7s. 9d. due from His present Majesty.Register of Papers VI. 127.
Feb. 22Royal sign manual addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue by virtue of the general letters of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, of 5,450l. to John Scrope for secret service.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed on the aforegoing, dated 1728–9, February 24.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 274.
Same addressed to same -Requiring by virtue of letters general of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, the issue of 200l. to John Farra, gent, or his assigns, to be by him 'paid over to the Society of French Gentlewomen at the Hague, as royal bounty.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed on the foregoing dated 1728–9, February 24.
Ibid, p. 275.
Feb. 22J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.For passing free of duty the equipage, &c. of Mons. Gastaldi the Secretary of the Republic of Genoa.Letter Book XVIII. p. 370.
Feb. 25Same to the Commissioners of Excise.Transmitting a letter from the Marquis Grimaldi concerning his baggage.Ibid.
Feb. 27Same to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties.Directing the hearing of George Daniel on his proposal for putting in execution 8 Jac. 1. for reforming attornies at law.Letter Book XVIII. p. 371.
Mar. 4The Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Communicating an order of the Privy Council of March 3, provisionally allowing the petition of Wm. Hart, merchant of Bristol, for liberty for the ship “Desire,” Arthur Ballard, commander, from Zante with currants, to proceed to her discharge without further restraint for quarantine, and to deliver her cargo without airing.Customs Book XII. p. 328.
Mar. 4Royal Warrant to the Paymaster General.For the issue of 3,789l. 17s.d. to Thos. Missing by way of imprest, and upon account for victualling Gibraltar garrison.
Appending.—Report of P. Medows and J. Bruce, Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army on the lists of the persons victualled at Gibraltar, 1728, August 26, to September 22.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 278–9.
Mar. 4Warrant from the Lords of the. Treasury to Reeve Paynton, Esq., His Majesty's Receiver General of the Land Revenues for South Wales.For the payment out of these revenues to John Lewis, Thomas Lewis, and John David, 80l. in lieu of 80l. paid by them to the sheriff for the penalties on certain recognizances estreated for not traversing an indictment for locking up a passage over a bridge, and which cannot be restored by the sheriff, his accounts being closed.
Appending.—Report, dated 1728, November 10, on the case by George Wright, Deputy Auditor.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 143.
Mar. 4Same from same to the Commissioners of Taxes.For the admission of Henry Entwistle as additional clerk in the tax office at 40l. per annum.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of taxes recommending same, and dated 1728–9, February 27.
Affairs of Taxes III. 254–5.
Mar. 5Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.Approving payment of one moiety of 121l. to John Robinson, searcher in London port, for himself and informers for their encouragement, for the discovery of a parcel of East India prohibited goods shipped August 23 last, in the names of Wm. and Henry Pomeroy on board the “Josiah,” Joseph Hodgkin master, bound for St Petersburg, under bond given by them for exportation of same, but which, contrary thereto, was run and re-landed.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1728–9, February 10, on Robinson's petition for same.
Customs Book XII. pp. 333–4.
Mar. 5Royal Warrant to the Master of the Horse.Putting his Majesty's stud under care of same for one year, and allowing certain payments as part of the expense of the stud, with other a provisions for the accounts for farriery, medicines, &c. &c.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 280.
Mar. 5J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting Robert Bonell's proposals for preventing clandestine running of goods.Letter Book XVIII. p. 372.
Mar. 7J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland.David Forbes, land surveyor at Inverness, has been suspended for some time past on account of frauds committed. You are to acquaint the Lords of the Treasury whether Forbes is still suspended or again restored to the office.North Britain Book IX. p. 245.
Mar. 7Report read - -Commissioners of Taxes on the petition of Charles Highmore, late Receiver General of the Taxes for Cumberland and Westmoreland, for 370l. extraordinary allowances, 1722–6. Direction thereupon. Ordered.Register of Papers VI. 128.
Mar. 7J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Taxes.For an inquiry into H. Townshend and the Earl of Coventry's memorial concerning the receipt of the taxes in the county of Worcester.Letter Book XVIII. p. 373.
Mar. 10Royal sign manual addressed to the Lords of the TreasuryDirecting the issue of 794l. 0s. 11d. to John Tysoe, the King's goldsmith, for gilt and white plate delivered into the Jewel house for the quarter ended Christmas, 1728.
Appending.—A certificate of Tysoe's account as allowed by Ja. Brudenell, including inter al. the following items:—
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 288–9.
£s.d.
Gold works for John Anstis. Junior, comprising a gold sceptre or rod wrought and enamelled and surmounted with a banner of gold3230
A gilt collar of S.S. - -2100
31oz. 11d. 8g. of gold curiously wrought -187169
240199
White plate for Lord Chancellor King, 256 oz. 5 d.121148
New making 595oz. 10d. white plate for His Majesty's service with silver added -10303
For mending and boiling 17,118 oz. white plate being the tables, branches, sconces, &c. at St. James's with silver added -272199
Mar. 11Same addressed to same -Requiring by virtue of general letters of Privy Seal of 1727, June 26, the issue of 500l. to Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the House of Commons, for 100 days on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker, to wit, from 1728, 17 November, to 1728–9, February 25.Ibid, p. 288.
Same addressed to the Attorney or Solicitor General.For the preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal to contain the grant to Wm. Jessop, second justice of Cheshire and Flint, and Denbigh and Montgomery, of the several sums of 200l., 200l., and 100l. per annum as his stipend.Ibid, p. 284–5.
Mar. 13Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Sidney Godolphin, auditor of land revenues in Lincoln and Nottingham.For the allowance to the representatives of Stephen Gardner lately deceased, and formerly receiver general of the land revenues in Lincoln and Nottingham. 30l. per annum for salary, and 20l. for expenses.
Appending.—Report on the case to the Lords of the Treasury from George Wright, deputy auditor, dated “New Palace Yard, Westminster, Auditor of Lincolnshire's Office, 1728–9, February 27.”
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 145.
Mar. 17Sign manual addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 514l. 7s. 11½d. out of moneys in the Exchequer arisen by quit rents in Virginia to Woodes Rogers, Esq., for services to be by him performed in the West Indies.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed, 1728, March 18, on the foregoing.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 293.
Mar. 18Memorial of Isaac Hide -For a recompense for the general survey and inspection into the management of the excise revenues in Scotland, which he and Henry Robinson were appointed to make. Referred to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland.North Britain Book IX. p. 246.
Mar. 18Warrant dormant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Receiver of the Customs.For payment of 12l. per annum salary to Wm. Popple, Esq., constituted by letters patent one of the five under searchers in the port of London.Customs Book XII. p. 334.
Mar. 19Sign manual addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue to John Scrope of 5,600l. for secret service.
Memorandum.—A warrant was signed on the aforegoing, dated and signed ut supra.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 293.
Mar. 19Petition of Mrs. Broughton -Desiring to be heard against any petition of Captain Henry Strudwicke for the remitting a fine of 50l. for assaulting Edward Hughes and shooting him in the left hand.
Minuted.—Sent notice to Mrs. Broughton 1729—30, January 8.
Caveat Book II. p. 68.
Mar. 21Sign manual addressed to the Attorney or Solicitor General.For the preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal, to contain the grant to John Willes, appointed Chief Justice of Chester and Flint, and Denbigh and Montgomery, by letters patent of 1728–9, February 17, of the several salaries of 200l., 500l., and 30l.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 296.
1729.
Mar. 25
Petitions read - -Swift Albert, son of Thos. Albert, late Receiver General of Worcestershire, for an amoveas manus of the Crown against an extent on six houses in Worcester City, now almost dilapidated. Directions thereupon. To Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. 129, and Affairs of Taxes III. 255.
Commissioners of Taxes' representation for appointing a Receiver General for Suffolk, vice Nash, deceased. Directions thereupon: respited.
Report from same upon a complaint against Robert Clayton, Receiver General of the county of Hereford. Directions thereupon: read.
Register of Papers VI. 129.
Mar. 25John Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland.The Lords of the Treasury grant Mr. Brent, one of your number, leave to come into England on private affairs.North Britain Book IX. p. 246.
Mar. 25Same to Commissioners of Taxes.To examine the complaint against Robert Clayton, Receiver General of Taxes for Herefordshire.Letter Book XVIII. p. 375.
Mar. 26Same to the Commissioners of Customs.For the free passage of the luggage of Count De Dehn, minister from the Duke of Brunswick, Lüneberg Wolfenbuttel.Ibid, p. 376.
Same to the Commissioners of Wine Licences.For stay of proceedings against Charles Halstead, security for Edmund Townley, “your late cashier.”Ibid.
Mar. 26Petition of Thomas Clyfford, Receiver General of the Tax on Papists, &c. anno 1723.For stay of process against him on account of an excess of 18l. 18s. referred to Commissioners of Taxes for report to the Lords of the Treasury.Affairs of Taxes III. 256.
Mar. 27Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the distribution and application of the income of the General Fund for quarter ended Lady Day, 1729. (Account appended.)Money Book XXXIV. p. 380–1.
Same from same to sameFor the distribution of the income of the Aggregate Fund for the quarter ended Lady Day. (Statement of fund appended.)Ibid, p. 384–5.
Mar. 29Same from same [to the Commissioners of Customs.]For the ship “Lucy,” under quarantine at Standgate Creek from Smyrna, with fruit, cotton, carpets, and Smyrna linen, to discharge without airing, except the sailors' clothes and bedding to be aired a week on deck.Customs Book XII. p. 339.
Same from same [to same] -For the “Venetian” galley from Zante with statues, to proceed to Hamburg at expiry of 20 days quarantine.Ibid.
Mar. 29Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the issue of 1,000l. to John Scrope for secret service money.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed on the aforegoing sign manual. April 1.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 298.
Mar. 29J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting for report the memorial of Huggins, late Warden of the Fleet, for stay of process against him for the escape of David Boys.Letter Book XVIII. p. 377.
Same to [the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.]Transmitting for examination the lists of persons victualled by Thomas Missing at Gibraltar, 1728, December 16, to 1728–9, February 9.Ibid.