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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1729, April-June', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 191-212. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87293 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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1729, April–June

April 1Petition of Wm. Freke, Esq. Peter Cox, gent. and Walter Kinneir, surgeon, sureties for John Shermer, Receiver General of Land Tax, 1725, for Berks, who absconded.For stay of process against them till February 20 next. Referred to Commissioners of Taxes for report to the Lords of the Treasury.Affairs of Taxes III. 256.
April 3Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury.For the payment by the Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs of the bill of salaries for the officers of London port for the quarter ended Lady Day, 1729, amounting to 7,707l. 7s. 6d.Customs Book XII. p. 342.
April 3Petition of George WilsonFor a salary as Solicitor to the Commissioners for Taxes, to which he was appointed some years since. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes for report to the Lords of the Treasury.Affairs of Taxes III. 257 and Register of Papers VI. 130.
Petition of the Acting Commissioners for the land tax in Bamburgh, Glendale, and Coquetdale wards in Northumberland.Are returned in super for 684l. 13s. 6d. anno 1727, fraudulently received by Mr. Billings, for several years deputy to Mr. Wilkinson, the late Receiver General of that county. Pray a reassessment and relief. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes for report to the Lords of the Treasury.Ibid.
April 3Royal warrant to the Paymaster General.Directing the payment of 3,755l. 8s. 5d. to Thomas Missing for victualling the garrison of Gibraltar from 1728, October 21 to September 15. [Sic? from September 15 to October 21.]King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 299.
April 4Sign manual addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the issue to Thomas Cremer sums not exceeding 30,000l. by way of imprest and upon account to be applied to the discharge of all payments dischargeable by the Cofferer of the Household till the present vacancy of the said office of Cofferer be supplied by the nomination of some person to succeed Henry Earl of Lincoln, late Cofferer, deceased.
Memorandum:—Warrant signed thereupon by the Lords of the Treasury, 1729, April 5.
Ibid, p. 304.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to same.Directing them to give warrant to Wither, Surveyor General of Woods, to fell dotard and other trees in the forests of Holt, county Southampton; Wychwood, county Oxon; and Sherwood, county Nottingham, and on the royal manors of Chertsey and Hardwick, county Surrey, and Thornton Bridge and Rosedale, county York, iii order to raise 4,279l. 11s. 9d. to satisfy warrants.Ibid, p. 299–301.
April 5Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Charles Wither, Esq. Surveyor General of Woods.To fell trees in the forests and manors, and to the amount specified in the warrant under the royal sign manual of April 4 addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.Ibid, p. 301–3.
April 5Petition read - -Stewart Dormer, prisoner in Newgate, for a misdemeanor and under a fine of 20l. to the King, praying to be discharged of the fine, being utterly unable to pay same. Directions thereupon: to Mr. Cracherode.Register of Papers VI. 131.
April 8Memorial read - -Lord Parker for the Lords of the Treasury's approbation of Mr. Robert Stiles to be first clerk in his office of one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer. Directions thereupon: sworn and approved.Ibid 132
April 8Sign manual addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the payment to Peregrine Duke of Leeds of 375l. as the King's bounty.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed on the aforegoing sign manual, 1729, April 14.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 305.
Same to same -Directing the issue of 2,000l. to John Hedges, Esq. Treasurer or Receiver General to the Prince of Wales, for the use of the Prince.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed thereupon 1729, April 9.
Ibid, p. 304.
Same to same -Directing the issue of 2,00l. to Arthur Collins, gent, as the King's bounty.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed on the foregoing sign manual, 1729, April 14.
Ibid, p. 305.
April 10J. Scrope to A. Cracherode -To attend the Attorney—General in the prosecution of Thomas Bambridge, John Huggins, James Barnes, William Pindar, John Everett and Thomas King, for high crimes and misdemeanours in the Fleet.Letter Book XVIII. p. 379
April 10Royal warrant [to the Lieutenant General of Ireland.]Authorising the placing on the establishment of Ireland an allowance of half—pay as quarter—master of dragoons to Robert Campbell, late a quarter—master in the regiment of Dragoons commanded by General Charles Ross in Ireland, in consideration of his long and faithful services. Given at the Court at St. James's.Irish Book VIII. p. 329.
Same [to same] -Authorising the passing of effectual letters patent under the Great Seal of Ireland, containing a grant from the Crown to Simon Audouin and Isaac Audouin of all the goods and chattels, real and personal, vested in the Crown by the attainder of John Audouin, late of the city of Dublin, surgeon, who was by judgment of the Court of chief place in Ireland attainted of high treason for murder by him committed on the body of Margaret Keif, 1728, April 19. Given at the Court at St. James's.Ibid, p. 327–8.
April 10Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.For the “Anne,” Captain Mewse, at Standgate Creek, with currants from Zante, to discharge after 20 days quarantine.Customs Book XII. p. 343.
Same from same [to same] -For the “St. George” [to discharge] from Venice with several cases of stuffs, beads, books, and pictures.Ibid.
April 10- -A list of several people in gaol on execution and upon mean process issued out of the Court of Exchequer for smuggling, &c. presented by the solicitor for the western ports, with observations on their circumstances, certified by R. Wyatt. 12 sheets.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI.No.4.
April 10Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.For the payment of the established salaries to the Customs officers of the outports for Lady Day quarter, 1729.Customs Book XII. p. 843.
April 10Royal sign manual [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Authorising the issue of a warrant to the Receivers General and Paymasters of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland for paying to the principal officers of the Hoard of Ordnance, or their assignees, 1,145l. 13s.d. out of the revenue at large, to enable them to discharge the like sum due to Nicholas Grueber for 300 barrels of gunpowder by him made and delivered into the storehouses in Ireland there, to make good the last year's consumption. Given at the Court at St. James's.Irish Book VIII. p. 330.
April 10J. Scrope to Attorney GeneralTransmitting for consideration the report from the Salt Commissioners on Sir Richard Lane's memorial, praying that the bonds by him given for exportation of salt may be discharged by discounting his debentures and waste certificates value for value.Letter Book XVIII. p. 382.
April 10Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer.For stay of process, on a petition of Sir Thomas Read on behalf of himself and others, sureties for Josiah Diston, Esq. receiver general of land tax and house duties, Middlesex, anno 1724–5. Have paid 11s. 8d. in the £ of the debt due by Diston to the Crown. Pray stay of process against them for the remainder.Affairs of Taxes III. 258–9.
April 12[Petition of] Deborah ReevesTo be restored to His Majesty's bounty of 15l. at Christmas in consideration of the murder of her son in the service of the Customs. Their Lordships to be put in mind of her case next Christmas.Register of Papers VI. 133.
April 14Warrant from the Lords of Treasury.Appointing Robert Stiles, first clerk in the office of George Lord Parker, one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer.
Appending.—Lord Parker's nomination of Stiles pursuant to the clause, recited, of the Act of 8 & 9 Will. III., “for the better observation of the course anciently made in the receipt of the Exchequer.”
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 154–5.
April 14Same from same -To the King's Remembrancer for stay of process against William Freke, Peter Cox, and Walter Kinneir, as above, date April 1.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Taxes on the case to the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 1729, April 10.
Affairs of Taxes III. 259–60.
April 15Petitions read - -John Symonds, under prosecution for running brandy, for leave to compound. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Customs.
Report of Commissioners of Taxes on the petition of the sureties of Mr. Shermer, late Receiver General of the Taxes for Berks, for stay of process till 1729–30, February. Directions thereupon: agreed to.
Register of Papers VI. 134.
April 15Petitions read - -Jonathan Gurnell to be relieved for the loss of a 40l. bank note out of one of the post offices between Chester and London. Directions thereupon: To Postmaster-General.Register of Papers VI. 134.
April 16Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners for Customs.For a free cocket to Lewis Guilleman for the export of six bells of about 5 tons weight to Spain.Customs Book XII. p. 344.
April 17John Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Conveying leave of absence to Mr. Edmund Drake, one of the surveyors of Exeter port.Ibid, p. 343.
[Apr. 17?]Release to Thomas Leigh -Of a mill and lands in Puttenham and Farnham, parcel of the lands, &c. of Henry Fish, outlaw, at a reserve rent of 16s. 2d. and a fine of 32s. 4d.Crown Lease Books I. 421.
Same to Thomas Darling -Of a messuage and nine acres in Storrington, parcel of the lands, &c. of Thomas Ellis, gent, outlaw, at a rent of 2s. 8d. and a fine of 6s. 8d.Ibid.
April 18Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Postmaster General.For the repayment to the officers of the General an 1 Penny Post Offices of under 60l. salary their land tax assessments.Money Books XXXIV. p. 392.
April 18Same from same to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of the Imprests.Allowing 898l. for settlement of the account of Calverley Pinckney, deputy or solicitor under Sir Andrew Fountaine, warden of the mint, for carrying on prosecutions against debasers, diminishers, counterfeiters, &c. for the year 1727, Christmas, to 1728, Christmas.
Appending.—Bill as above, in detail, of incident charges for arresting clippers, with cases cited, &c.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 156–64.
April 19Same from same to the King's Remembrancer.For stay of proceedings against Thomas Clyfford, Receiver General of Taxes for Monmouth.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Taxes on the case the Lords of the Treasury.
Affairs of Taxes III. 261.
April 21Petition read - -Mr. Auditor Godolphin for a dormant warrant for payment of his salary of 20l. per annum at the Exchequer for the counties of Chester, Derby, Lincoln, and Nottingham. Directions thereupon: ordered.Register of Papers VI. 135.
April 22Royal sign manual addressed to Spencer, Lord Wilmington, Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons, and Forces.For the payment to Major General Thomas Crowther 10s. per day allowed him as royal bounty for long and faithful services.
Memorandum.—We have been made [acquainted] with the foregoing warrant. Whitehall Treasury Chambers, 1729. May 13.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 334.
April 28Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury, Whitehall, to the Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland.For the issue of orders and directions for the lauding and delivery, duty free, of a set of furniture and accoutrements provided by Sir Robert Rich for his regiment in Ireland.Irish Books VIII. p. 331.
April 29Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland.Authorising them to issue their deputation to James Sutherland to be land surveyor at the port of Inverness at the established salary of 50l. per annum, vice David Forbes to be superseded for being in two strict intimacy with the merchants.
Appending.—Report dated Custom House, Edinburgh, 1728–9, March 13, from the Commissioners of Customs, Scotland, to the Lords of the Treasury in the case of David Forbes, and on the consequent lack of a land surveyor at the port of Inverness.
North Britain Books IX. pp. 276–8.
Same from same to sameTo authorise the Receiver General of His Majesty's Customs to pay to Edward Allen, late commander of the “Princess Amelia” sloop, 95l. 13s. 6d., reported by the Commissioners as reasonable to be allowed him to make good his losses by the burning of the said sloop in August last.
Appending.—The report, dated Custom House, Edinburgh, 1728–9, February 4, from the Commissioners of the Customs, Scotland, to the Lords of the Treasury on the case.
Ibid.
April 29Same from same to the Attorney General.For the non-prosecution of the information against James Bewley, of Anderson's, co. Dorset, for running goods.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1728–9, February 21, on Bewley's petition for leave to compound.
Customs Book XII. p. 357.
Same from same to same -For similar entry of a non-prosecution of the information against Robert Wadham, of Poole, for running goods.
Appending.—Report of Commissioners of Customs, dated 1728–9, February 21, on Wadham's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, p. 358.
Same from same to same -For entry of a noli prosequi against Glisson Maydwell, His Majesty's purveyor of glass and china for 12 glass lights garnished with silver for exportation, seized at the Custom House for not being Hall marked, he having paid the duty of 6d. per ounce to the Excise.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1729, March 26, on Maydwell's petition for relief.
Ibid, p. 359.
Same from same to the Commissioners of the Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 47l. 14s. 8d. tendered by Wm. Lax, master of the “Concord,” trading from London to Virginia, and 11l. 13s. 8d. from Samuel Rust, mate of the same ship, as compositions for their offences in running tobacco. One half to be paid into the Exchequer, the other half to informers.
Appending.—Reports of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1729, April 15, on Lax's petition for composition.
Ibid, p. 348–50
April 29Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General.For the entering of a noli prosequi against Wm. Lax and Samuel Rust for the above offence.Customs Book XII. p. 349–50.
Warrant (in Latin) from the Lords of the Treasury.For the passing of letters patent to constitute Francis Guijbon comptroller of the great and small customs in wool, leather, lead, tin, &c.Ibid, p. 347.
Same (in English) from sameFor the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to deliver to Eliz. Ferne, relict of Henry Feme, Esq. late Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs, her husband's surety bonds to be cancelled on a certificate of the Commissioners of the Customs of date 1728–9, January 22.Ibid.
Same from same - -To the Attorney General for the entry of a non-prosecution to an information against Robert Gates, husbandman, for being concerned in running goods.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs of date 1728–9, February 20, on Gates's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, pp. 362–3.
April 29Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet.For the preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal, granting to Thomas Benson 300l. fine set on Ecelis Russell for conspiring with others to steal away Benson's wife and goods.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 308–10.
Same directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the issue of 250l. to James Underhill as the King's bounty.Ibid, p. 310.
Same directed to same -Directing the issue of 800l. to John Jacob, Esq. as the King's bounty.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed 1729, May 7.
Ibid, p. 312.
Same directed to sameDirecting the issue of 750l. to Wm. Ellis, Esq. as the King's bounty.Ibid.
Same directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending.For the preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal authorising the Lords of the Treasury to issue to Hugh Howard, Esq. Paymaster of the Works, sums not exceeding 40,000l. by way of imprest, and upon account for the use and service of the works.Ibid.
Same directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the issue of 5,000l. to Richard Earl of Scarborough, Master of the Horse, by way of imprest, and upon account towards defraying the extraordinary expense of the stables.Ibid, p. 313
April 29Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 629l. 19s. 8d. to Augustus Schutz, Master of the Robes, by way of imprest, and upon account to clear the expense in the office of robes between 1728, Christmas, and 1729, Lady Day.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 313.
April 29J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Concerning the filing of the declarations against John Huggins in the Exchequer.Letter Book XVIII. p. 386.
April 30Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet.For the preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal, to authorise the Lords of the Treasury to issue to John Lord Hobart, Treasurer of the Chamber, sums not exceeding 60,000l. by way of imprest, and upon account for the service in that office.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 311.
Same directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the issue of 6,200l. to John Scrope for the Secret Service.
Memorandum.—Warrant on the aforegoing sign manual, signed 1729, April 30.
Ibid.
April 30J. Scrope to Mr. Delafaye -To insert an advertisement in the next Gazette concerning the attempt to murder Wm. Pearce, a tidesman, mistaken for his brother Thomas Pearce, who has been instrumental in discovering great frauds in the Customs.Letter Book XVIII. p. 386.
May 1Same to Mr. Cracherode -To pay expenses of the defence of certain constables and watchmen in the parish of St. Anne, Westminster, against actions brought by Caleb Jeacocke, who assaulted them.Ibid, p. 387.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests.Transmitting for report the papers relating to the claim of Baron Walef for his regiment against Swete, formerly Paymaster of the Forces.Ibid.
May 1Petition of Mary Chamberlain, daughter of John Manby, late Receiver General for part of Lincoln, and wife to Joseph Chamberlain, surety and deputy to her father.For stay of process against her. Referred to Commissioners of Taxes for report to the Lords of the Treasury.Affairs of Taxes III. 260.
May 2Petitions read -John Lock and Sir Wm. Ogborne, late sheriffs of London, for noli prosequi on a distringas from the Court of Exchequer for an escape from Wood Street Compter of Stephen Torgan, against whom an information lay for running of goods. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Customs.Register of Papers VI. p. 136.
May 2J. Scrope to the Auditor of Imprests.Transmitting for report a memorial from Alexander Strahan, praying His Majesty's warrant for allowing certain sums upon the final account of the late Earl of Lincoln as Paymaster General of the Forces.Letter Book XVIII. p. 387.
May 3Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioner of Stamps.Allowing to Wm. Hucks a further year's space from Lady Day past, on his payment down of 50l. towards the discharge of John Crook's debt to the Crown, as late distributor for Berks.
Appending.—Report to the Lords of the Treasury from the Commissioners of Stamps, dated Stamp Office, Lincoln's Inn, 1729, April 17, on Hucks's case.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 168–9.
May 6Petition read - -Richard Dunning for a fine of 50l. paid into the Exchequer by Philip Hooper, convicted of barratry, county Devon, and against whom he was the only prosecutor. Directions thereupon: [Referred] to Mr. Cracherode.Register of Papers VI. 137.
May 6Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General.For entry of a noli prosequi to the information against Thomas Croombs for running tea.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1728–3, February 21, on Croombs' petition for leave to compound.
Customs Book XII. pp. 365–6
Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.For the payment to Robert Deighton and others a moiety of 88l. for the discovery of prohibited East India goods shipped on board the “William and Rebecca,” Edward Thompson, master, for Amsterdam, but again unshipped and run by John Hemings and John Gartrell.
Appending.—Report from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, April 16, on Deighton's petition for the above.
Ibid, p. 354–5.
Same from same to same -For the issue of 186l. 19s., one moiety of forfeitures on coin of the realm attempted to be transported, to Samuel Jacomb and other officers, specified, for detection of same.Ibid, p. 356.
May 6Same from same to the King's Remembrancer or his deputy.To supersede till Easter term next any process that may be brought against the executors of the late husband of Lucy Countess Dowager of Lincoln on his account as Cofferer of the Household to George I.
Appending.—The memorial of the Right Honourable Lucy Countess Dowager of Lincoln to the Lords of the Treasury on the making up of the Cofferer's accounts by the Board of the Green Cloth according to ancient custom, which account is still left open by reason of the arrear owing to his late Majesty's household.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 169–70.
May 7Report of A. Cracherode to the Lords of the Treasury on Henry Brown's petition to the same.In Easter term, 13 George I., petitioner outlawed Henry Glover, senior, coach-maker, of London, for a debt of 19l. 16s. The sheriffs seized and sold goods to the value of 58l. Petitioner's debt and costs of prosecution came to near that amount. The truth hereof is warranted by certificate of Thomas Eyre, one of the clerks of His. Majesty's Remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer. Payments by the sheriffs have reduced the 58l. to 34l. 10s. Advises authorising the Attorney General to consent to an order of the Exchequer for payment of same by the sheriffs. 2½ pages.
Appending.
—Brown's petition to the Lords of the Treasury; and reference dated 1727, November 4, of same to Cracherode (1¼ pages); also certificate of Thomas Eyre, dated 1729, April 30 (1 page), and copy of proceedings in the Exchequer Court (1½ pages).
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 28.
May 7Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the issue of 36,000l. to Augustus Schutz for the use and service of the privy purse without account.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed on the aforegoing, 1729, May 8.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 315.
May 7J. Scrope to Commissioners of the Customs.Concerning the admission of a parcel of gloves stopped at the Custom House, and belonging to Mons. Gastaldi, the Genoese Secretary.Letter Book XVIII. p. 389.
May 8Royal warrant [directed to the Lieutenant-General of Ireland].Authorising the pay of a Major-General to be struck off the present establishment from Lady Day last during such time as Lieutenant-General Owen Wynne, who has now the pay of a Major-General shall receive the pay of a Lieutenant-General on the present establishment hereby allowed him, in consideration of his long and faithful services. Given at the Court at St. James's.Irish Book VIII. p. 334.
May 8Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.For the free landing of a supply of musket flints ordered from France by the Board of Ordnance, and now on board the “Postillion,” Michael Thiment, commander, from Caen, in Normandy, and packed in seven casks.Customs Book XII. p. 361.
May 9Papers readRecommendation of Sir Nicho. Williams of John Philips to be Surveyor of Houses, Caermarthenshire, vice George Philips, deceased. Directions thereupon: appointed.
Memorial of the Earl of Halifax, as Ranger of Salcey Forest, for divers repairs there. Directions thereupon: to Surveyor of Woods.
Recommendation of Harth Herbert, Esq. for Samuel Yeomans to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses in South Wales. Directions thereupon: to be laid before their Lordships on a vacancy.
Register of Papers VI. p. 138.
May 9Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the issue of 3,000l. to John Scrope for secret service.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 320.
May 10Petition read -John Philips, Receiver General of the Taxes for South Wales, for 3d. per £ extraordinary allowances in returning to the Exchequer the public taxes. 1725–7. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. p. 139, and Affairs of Taxes III. 261.
May 13Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer.For the issue of 500,000l. in Exchequer bills on the land tax, anno 1729.Money Book XXXIV. p. 414.
May 14Royal Warrant [directed to the Lieutenant-General of Ireland].Authorising the putting upon the list of the present establishment of the civil expense, Ireland, of the pension of 1,000l. payable to Henry Wm. Lawman, gent, from Lady Day last past. Given at the Court at St. James's.Irish Book VIII. p. 337.
May 14Royal sign manual directed to Thomas Foley, one of the Auditors of the Imprests.To allow on the accounts of John Lord Hobart, Treasurer of the Chamber, of 1727, June 11, to 1728, September 29, the sum of 51l. 18s.d. to Edmund Britiffe, gent. who acts as chief clerk to the said Treasurer, for 1 year and 14 days, at 50l. per annum, the said salary having been allowed him for many years.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 330.
Same directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending.For the preparation of a Bill to pass the Privy Seal to authorise the Lords of the Treasury to direct the officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer to set apart sums not exceeding 115,000l. out of the public supplies, 1729, to such uses as may be directed by warrant under the royal sign manual.
In margin.—P[rivy] S[eal], dated the 14th day of May 1729.
Ibid, p. 321.
May 14J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.For orders to permit Wm. Bracey to attend at the waterside with the officers of the Customs in the port of Cley, Norfolk, in order to his being instructed in the business of the Customs.Letter Book XVIII. p. 390.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Transmitting for report Gilman's tenders for victualling Minorca with salt provisions.Ibid.
May 15Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 4,000l. to John Hedges, Treasurer to Frederick Prince of Wales, for the Prince's service.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed May 16.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 332.
Sign manual addressed to same.Directing the issue of 3,100l. to William Richards for special services performed.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed May 16.
Ibid.
May 15Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer.For 115,000l. to be reserved out of Exchequer bills as land tax, 1729, to be disposed of by warrants under the royal sign manual.Money Book XXXIV. pp. 414–5.
May 15Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 6,500l. to John Scrope for the secret service.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed 1729, May 16.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 331.
May 15.Royal warrant to Walter Chetwynd and all others therein concerned.For the ceasing and absolute determining of the annual bounty or pension of 1,500l. granted to George Earl of Warrington, same to determine from Christmas, 1728.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 329.
Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing by virtue of letters of the Privy Seal of 1729, May 14, the issue of 20,000l. to Andrew Saunders, Esq. to satisfy and discharge bills of exchange drawn from abroad for moneys expended by the King's order and for the King's special service, same to be paid out of the 115,000l. granted for 1729 to make good the arrears of the Civil List pension.
Memorandum.—A warrant was signed on the aforegoing the same day.
Ibid, p. 323.
Same from same to same -For the issue of a like amount for the same purpose to James Archer, gent.
Memorandum.—A warrant was signed on the aforegoing the same day.
Ibid.
Same from same to sameFor the issue of a like sum to Roger Bagshaw for the like purpose.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed on the aforegoing the same day.
Ibid, p. 324.
Same from same to same -For the issue of 15,000l. to Wm. Simpson, gent, for the like purpose.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed on the aforegoing the same day.
Ibid.
Same from same to same -For the issue of 20,000l. to Sir Joseph Eyles to meet bills drawn by him and Sir John Eyles on their correspondents in foreign parts for the King's special use and service.Ibid, pp. 324–5
May 16Memorial of Robert Byng to the Lords of the Treasury.Has laid his account of moneys received and paid from the droits and perquisites of Admiralty to December 31, before auditor Harley. Harley is prevented from passing several petty expenses. Begs an allowance of the same petty expenses as his predecessor (1 page), minuted with minute of reference, dated 1729, June 14 [sic for June 12, q.v. p. 89 supra].Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 86.
May 16Petition read -Vaughan Bonner, late Receiver-General of the taxes for part of Lincolnshire, for 533l. 2s. 6d. paid by him for recruits 1708–11, to be allowed upon his accounts as Receiver and that the warrants in Sir R. Mostyn's hands may be redelivered to him. Directions thereupon: to Sir Roger Mostyn.Register of Papers VI. 140.
May 16Petition of William Carter, of Sudbury, Suffolk, one of the sureties of Henry Nash, late Receiver of Suffolk.For power to seize and administer Nash's estate to meet the debt due to the Crown. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. 262, and Register of Papers VI. 140.
May 16Royal warrant [directed to the Lieutenant-General of Ireland].Authorising the placing on the establishment of civil expense, Ireland, of a pension of 1,000l. payable to Hermen Hobourg, gent. from Lady Day, 1729. Given at the court at St. James's.Irish Book VIII. p. 336.
May 19Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland.Authorising their orders for the landing free of duty materials as per schedule attached for clothing and accoutrements for Colonel Ligonier's regiment in Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 338.
May 19Same from same - -To the Commissioners of Customs authorising the acceptance of 24l. from Robert Ingram, victualler, as his composition for having in his custody 720 lbs. of run tobacco.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1728 [Sic? for 1729] May 2, on Ingram's petition for leave to compound.
Customs Book XII. p. 365.
Same from same to the Attorney General.For the entry of satisfaction upon the record of the judgment against Robert Ingram for running of goods.Ibid, p. 366.
May 19J. Scrope to the Attorney General.Transmitting John Huggin's petition -Letter Book XVIII. p. 391.
May 20Memorandum of agreement between Dougall Cuthbert and James Gambier.Regarding the sale for 2,500l. of the reversion of the office of warden of the fleet by Cuthbert to Gambier (1½ pages.)
Docqueted “to be inclosed in Cuthbert's petition.”
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 37.
May 20Privy Seal directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the payment to Edmund Allen, Esq. 40s. per day as English Secretary at the Court of the King of Sardinia, from Feb. 17, 1 Geo. II. Given at the Palace at Westminster.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 342.
May 21Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against Mary Chamberlain. (See May 1.)
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Taxes on the case, dated 1729, May 10.
Affairs of Taxes III. 262–3.
May 21J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.For orders to Posthumus Beckford to attend at the waterside with the officers of the Customs of London, in order to his instruction.Letter Book XVIII. p. 391.
Same to Auditor HarleyFor his attendance at the Treasury, Friday morning next, for the consideration of the Duke of Chandos' accounts.Ibid.
Same to the Duke of ChandosTo same effect - - -Ibid.
Same to Mr. Delafaye -Transmitting a statement of the case as to M. Gastaldi's gloves.Ibid, p. 392.
May 22Same to the Commissioners of Customs, Scotland.The Lords of the Treasury grant leave to Vaughan, one of your number, to come to England for three months, on private affairs.North Britain Book IX. p. 284.
May 23Same to the Commissioners of Customs.For orders for the view of the baggage of Count de Broglio, ambassador from the most Christian King, being upon his departure hence.Letter Book XVIII. p. 392.
Same to same - -Directing the restoration of the sum of 30l. shipped by George Slaughter for exportation.Ibid.
May 24Same to same -For leave of absence to Edward Williams, landwaiter at Newcastle.Ibid, p. 392.
May 27Royal sign manual by the Queen in the King's name addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 700l. to Francis Child, Esq. to defray the whole charge of clerks, officers and incidents attending the service of the Committee of the House of Commons appointed to enquire into the state of the gaols of this kingdom. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 342.
May 27Royal warrant by the Queen, as regent of the kingdom, in the King's name to Spencer Lord Wilmington.For the payment to Thomas Missing of 1,805l. 14s. 2d. to complete what is due to him for victualling the garrison of Minorca, on his contract of 1726, June 2. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Appending.—Report, dated Comptroller's Office, 1729, May 17, and signed by P. Medows and Ja. Bruce, on the reference to them by the Lords of the Treasury of April 10 last of Missing's memorial praying payment as above.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 343 and 345
Royal sign manual by the Queen, as regent, in the King's name, to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 448l. 8s. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for presents to Cossam Hojah, envoy from Tripoli, and his brother. Given at the Court at Kensington.Ibid, p. 344–5.
Same by same to same -For the issue of 146l. 17s. to Sir John Lambert, Bart. 130l. of it being royal bounty to John Walton, Esq. and owing from Walton to Lambert, and 16l. 17s. to be applied to the paying the fees and charges attending the receipt thereof. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Appending.—Receipt signed by John Walton, and dated Rome, 1729, March 31, for 130l. received of Pierre L'Anglois of Leghorn, and entry of transfer of the bill from L'Anglois to Lambert. Dated Leghorn, 1729, April 9, both in French.
Ibid, p. 346.
May 30Same by same directed to Spencer Lord Wilmington.For the payment to Kingsmil Eyre, Esq. of 151l. 2s. for expenses in sending clothing and accoutrements to invalids doing duty at sundry distant garrisons in 1729. Given at the Court at Kensington.Ibid, p. 341.
June 3J. Scrope to Auditor HarleyFor the final discharge of the Duke of Chandos' accounts and for preparation of the proper warrant to be signed by the Queen for the same.Letter Book XVIII. p. 393.
Same to John Hampden, Esq.To attend Thursday next at the consideration of the exchange between the Hampdens and the trustees for the sale of the late Mr. Hampden's estates.Ibid, p. 394.
Same to Commissioners of Customs.For their hearing Richard Newman, who offers information of frauds on the Customs Revenues, and for report on same.Ibid.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.Enclosing for examination Missing's list of persons victualled in Gibraltar 1728–9, February 10 to April 6 following.Ibid.
June 3Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Taxes.To take Wm. Carters' surety as trustee for Nash's estate. (See May 16 supra.)
Appending—Report of the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, on the case.
Affairs of Taxes III. 263.
June 3John Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.Their report of 1725, February 15, relating to Sir Robert Sinclair's balances as late Receiver General of the revenues in Scotland and the reward of 3d. per £ to be allowed him for his pains, being too old dated, the Lords of the Treasury desire fresh consideration and report, and whether the transacting of the affair of charging and discharging the sums allowed to creditors, which appear by the said report to amount to 234,517l. 13s. 7d., deserves so great a reward.North Britain Book IX. p. 285.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties.To authorise the issue of their deputation to William Jones to be head distributor of stamped paper, &c. for North Britain and collector of the duties, vice Ventris Columbine, whose deputation is to be forthwith superseded.Ibid.
June 6J. Scrope to the King's printer.To furnish the Secretary at War with 300 copies of the Mutiny Act and the Articles of War.Letter Book XVIII. p. 396.
June 6Petitions read - -Mrs. Vernatti for 268l. 8s. 5d. for lighting lamps in the sessions of Parliament ended 1729, May 14. Directions thereupon: to officers of Board of Works.
John Burridge, junr. under prosecution for the sum of 80l. for running of goods for leave to compound. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Customs.
John Brackenbury, collector of excise, for payment of 50l. to make good his loss by an erasement of a bank note of Luke Horsefall, convicted thereof. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Customs.
Register of Papers VI. 142
1726.
[? error
for 1729]
June 6
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For the delivering up of the bonds given to His Majesty by John Selwyn for the faithful discharge of his post as late Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, he having passed his final account of that office.Customs Book XII. p. 408.
1729.
June 6
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer.To accept loans up to 100,000l. on the Land Tax, 1729, repayable after the 800,000l. first registered.Money Book XXXIV. p. 428–9.
Same from same to sameFor making good out of the Sinking Fund 4,191l. 14s. 6d. stolen out of the Exchequer in 1724.Ibid.
June 7Same from same to same -To accept loans for 160,000l. on the Land Tax. 1729, repayable after the 900,000l. previously created.Ibid, p. 430.
Like warrants - -For the sums, successively, of 100,000l., 100,000l., and 140,000l.Ibid.
June 9J. Scrope to the Commissioner of Customs.For the sending proper officers to the house of Cossam Hojah, Envoy Extraordinary from Tripoli, who is upon his return home, to seal up his baggage in the usual manner,Disposition Book XXIX. p. 180.
June 12Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General.For his obtaining from the proper auditor a particular of Cox Leasows and other lands in Lyndhurst, Southampton, of which a reversionary lease is desired by Francis Dickins, Esq.
Appending.—Report, dated 1729, May 5, from the Surveyor General on Dickins' petition.
Crown Lease Book I. p. 456 –7.
June 12Petitions of the Receivers General of Land Taxes, 1729.With names of 48 receivers, and directions upon the petition. 1page.Register of Papers VI. 143.
June 12Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.For stay of prosecution against Thomas Bainbrigg, Dr. of Physic, a surety in 500l. for Martin Duxbury, a deputy King's Waiter at London port, which bond has been put in execution on Duxbury's breach of duty in conniving at the free landing of tobacco.
Appending. — Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1729, May 10, on Duxbury's petition for stay of action.
Customs Book XII. pp. 374–5.
Same from same to Attorney General.For entry of a noli prosequi to the information against Henry Popjoy, of London, merchant, for receiving three packets of lace, duty being unpaid.
Appending. — Report of the Commissioners of Customs, dated 1729, April 2, on Popjoy's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, pp. 876–7.
Same from same to Commissioners of Customs.Authorising them to compound with John Hutton, commander of the ship “Richmond,” trading from London to Holland, for his offences in running snuff and Holland linen.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of Customs, dated 1729, May 2, on Hutton's petition for leave to compound. (2.) Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury, dated June 12, to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in this case.
Ibid, p. 377–9.
The Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Signifying Her Majesty's pleasure, dated at the Council Board at Kensington, 1729, June 10, allowing the petition of Philip Barrand, merchant, owner of the ship “St. George,” now under quarantine at Standgate Creek, to discharge at the end of the declared quarantine, without further detention, on account of a box of clothes belonging to Captain Richard Hoe, who died at Patras of a malignant fever at a time it was said the plague was in the Morea, which box is ordered to be destroyed.
Appending.—Inventory of same.
Ibid, pp. 372–3.
June 12J. Scrope to the Auditor of Imprests.Transmitting a warrant, under Her Majesty's sign manual, constituting John Halls, Inspector, Examiner, and Comptroller of the Great Wardrobe, and therewith, for report, the articles for his guidance therein.Letter Book XVIII. pp. 397–8.
Juno 12J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.For inquiry into the value of a box of apparel on board the “St. George,” from Zante, burned for fear of infection.Letter Book XVIII. pp. 398–7.
June 12Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.For the paying of a moiety of certain forfeitures for seizure to Jonathan Williams and others, the officers concerned, as their share and reward out of the ships “Jacob,” “Success,” and “Mary Anne.”Customs Book XII. p. 380.
June 13Memorial of the Commissioners for Licensing and Regulating Hackney Coaches and Chairs to the Lords of the Treasury.James Cooke, housekeeper and surveyor of our office at 40l. per annum salary has been several times forced to abscond from the office by-reason of his debts. Recommend Charles Bolton, their clerk and register, at 80l. per annum salary, to be housekeeper as well, with an addition of 20l. to his salary; and Edward Dickinson, messenger, to be surveyor, with similar advance. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 49.
June 13John Scrope to the Commissioners of Revenue of Ireland.Concerning Mr. Allen. By warrant of date 1728–9, January 4, the Lords of the Treasury directed them to appoint Robert Allen to be solicitor in prosecuting law suits and in drawing oat and examining quit-rents, &c. in the room of Richard Nuttall. Their Lordships adhere to the appointment, and direct his admission by the Commissioners accordingly.Irish Book VIII. p. 337.
June 13Same to Sir Roger MostynFor the re-delivery of certain warrants, amounting to 533l. 2s. 6d. to Vaughan Bonner, late Receiver General of the Taxes.Letter Book XVIII. p. 397.
Same to the Secretary at WarFor placing Dr. Harvey on the establishment of guards and garrisons next year at the allowance he craves.Ibid.
June 17Petition of Henry HolmesFor an extension of lease of a messuage in Whitehall. Referred by the Lords of the Treasury to Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book I. 429.
June 17Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.Authorising the compounding with Charles Yeatman, of Sherborne, county Dorset, for buying from Timothy Lillington, wine on which duty had not been paid, and for running other wine and brandy.
Appending. — Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1729, June 13, on Yeatman's petition, for a noli prosequi.
Memorandum.
—A usual warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the informations was signed 1729, August 5.
Customs Book XII. pp. 881–2.
June 17Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name [directed to the Lords of the Treasury],For the issue of 150l. to Edmond Lord Killmallock as royal bounty. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—A warrant on the aforegoing, dated 1729, June 18, and signed ut supra.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 357.
June 17Royal 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 of 500l. to Arthur Onslow for 100 days on the usual allowance of 5l. per day as Speaker of the House of Commons. Given at the Court at Kensington.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 354.
June 18J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting for report thereupon orders of the Council for discharge from quarantine of the “Halifax,” “Wentworth,” and “Du Cane,” of the Levant Company, the “Chandos,” Ambrose Wade, commander, and the “Queen Mary,” Peter Day, owner.Letter Book XVIII. p. 398.
June 18Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 30l. as composition money from John Symons under prosecution for running brandy.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of Customs of date 1729, June 12, on Symons' petition for leave to compound. (2.) Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General, dated 1729, June 18, for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in this case.
Customs Book XII. pp. 394–5.
Same from same to sameAuthorising acceptance of 20l. composition money from Richard Croad, of Bradford Peverell, Dorset, yeoman, under prosecution for clandestinely importing brandy.
Appending.—(1.) Report from the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1729, June 12, on Croad's petition for leave to compound; and (2.) Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General, of date 1729, June 18, for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in this case.
Ibid, pp. 395–7.
Same from same to same -Authorising acceptance of 80l. composition money from George Nippred, concerned in running brandy.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of Customs, of date 1729, June 12, on Nippred's petition for leave to compound. (2.) Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in this case.
Ibid, pp. 397–8.
Same from same to same -Authorising the acceptance of 70l. composition money from Lawrence Chapman of Dorchester, maltster, under prosecution for being concerned in the running and receiving great quantities of goods, the duties thereof being not paid.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1729, June 12, to the Lords of the Treasury on Chapman's petition to be admitted to compound. (2.) Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Ibid, pp. 399–401.
June 18Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General.For entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case of Isaac Levy, merchant, London, for running of velvets and “Paduasoy”silks, to the value 1,700l. their Lordships having authorised his composition for 450l. he being in very poor condition.
Appending. — Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, June 13, on Levy's petition for leave to compound.
Customs Book XII. pp. 401–3.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 50l. 13s. 4d. composition money from Caleb King, of Crewkerne, Somerset, under prosecution for being concerned in the running of brandy.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, June 12, on King's petition to be admitted to composition. (2.) Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General, of date 1729, June 18, for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in this case.
Ibid, pp. 403–4.
June 18Dormant warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.To draw an order for paying the South Sea Company 400,000l. annuity on 10,000,000l. for one year, from 1729, Feast of St. John the Baptist, to 1730 same day, and 8,000l. for charges of management as by the Act 6 Geo. II. Same to be satisfied weekly out of the particular duties, &c. paid into the Exchequer and appropriated thereto.Money Book XXXIV. p. 445.
June 18Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 20l. as composition from Joseph and John Garland, of East Lulworth, Dorset, labourers, under prosecution for being concerned in the running of goods.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of the Customs on the Garlands' petition for leave to compound. (2.) Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury, dated 18th June, to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information against them.
Customs Book XII. p. 385–7.
Same from same to same -Authorising the acceptance of 400l. as composition money from John Dominey of Cerne, county Dorset, carrier, and Wm. Dominey his son for being concerned in running tobacco stalk and “Liquorish Juice,” and tea.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of Customs.of date 1729, June 12, on the Dominey's petition for leave to compound; and (2) warrant from the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, June 18, to the Attorney General, for entry of a noli prosequi to the information against them.
Ibid, pp. 887–9.
June 18Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 44l. 6s. 8d. as composition money from Thomas Bunter, a prisoner for running brandy.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of Customs, dated 1729, June 12, on Bunter's petition for leave to compound. (2.) Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General dated 1729, June 18, for a noli prosequi in the case.
Customs Book XII. p. 389–90 and 394.
Same from same to Henry Selwyn, Esq. Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.For payment of the salary of 160l. to Wm. Erdman Fox, constituted collector of customs.Ibid, p. 383.
June 18Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom, and in the King's name directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue out of the arrears of the late King's civil revenues of sums amounting to 225l. 15s.d. to Arthur Vansittart for the rent of Mote Park, which was laid into tho King's Great Park at Windsor. Given at the Court at Kensington.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 356.
Royal warrant by same to Walter Chetwynd, Esq.For the payment of 150l. per annum to Margaret Palmes, sister of Guy Palmes, out of the pension of 450l per annum, formerly allowed to Guy Palmes, Esq. lately deceased. Given at the Court at Kensington.Ibid, p. 362.
June 18Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Auditor Thos. Jett.Authorising the discharge of John Locke, Esq. and his sisters Alice, Jane, and Eliz. Locke, from the sum of 201l. 0s. 7d. due from them to the Crown on account of rent and nomine pœnæ as below.
Appending.—Report from Jett to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1728–9, February 13, on the Lockes' petition. Charles I., by letters patent of 1631, August 12, demised the land in question to Thos. Hooker for 80 years from 1648, Lady Day, at 13s. 4d. per annum rent. Charles II. granted same for further 20 years to John Harvey, Esq. and Sir John Coell. Petitioners were entitled to premises. The letters patent were enrolled 1727, August 22, at which time the arrears of rent, 13s. 4d. for 79 years, came to 52l. 13s. 4d. and the fine (nomine pœnæ)of 5s. per month for the same time, came to 201l. 0s. 7d. Petitioners have paid arrears, but were entirely ignorant of the non-enrolment of the letters patent and of the penalties therein contained.
Warrants not relating to money I.174–5.
June 19Same from same to the Surveyor General.For his obtaining from the proper auditor a particular of a messuage in Whitehall, of which a reversionary lease is desired by Sarah Heymans.
Appending.—Report, dated 1729, April 30, on Heymans' petition for same.
Crown Lease Book 1. 461–2.
June 19Paper read - -Auditor Harley with Commissioners of Land Tax for the county of Hereford, complaining against Mr. Clayton, Receiver General of the Taxes there. Directions thereupon: [Referred] to Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. 144.
June 19Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising their, acceptance of 50l. from John Rasfeild, of London, in composition for his offences for running tea, said Rasfield being a bankrupt and stripped of all he had, and his friends tendering 50l. for him.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs. on Rasfeild's petition for leave to compound.
Customs Book XII. p. 383–5.
June 20J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.To accomodate the affair with Mr. Gastaldi as to his chocolate, and some sweetmeats and paper detained at the Custom House.Letter Book XVIII.p. 399.
June 20Royal warrant by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].To authorise the placing on the establishment of half-pay the allowance of half-pay for Henry Goddard, a commission for Francis Ligonier, Esq. to be major of the regiment of dragoons commanded by Major General James Crofts, in place of Henry Goddard, haying been signed by His Majesty. Given at the Palace at Kensington.Irish Book VIII. p. 339.
June 21Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authoring the release from the Fleet of Joseph Palmer, a prisoner for two years and upwards for being concerned in the running of coffee, he having made discoveries of his employers therein, and the minister and churchwardens of Weeley having certified that he has a numerous family in very mean circumstances.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, June 19, on Palmer's petition.
Customs Book XII. pp. 404–6.
June 25Receipt signed by Charles Pukfatt, gunmaker, against Hatton Garden on Holbourn Hill.For 73l. 3.s. 6d. for firearms bought by the Hon. Sir Jacob Ac worth for Sir Charles Wager. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 58.
[After
1729.
June 26.]
- - -A short abstract of Hugh Monro's case, son of Colonel Henry Monro, who raised a company at his own expense in 1688, which served at the siege of Londonderry, and had upwards of 20,000l. due to him and it. The Lords Justices of Ireland recommended the son for military employment, which has not been granted. In 1729, June 26, he petitioned for some provision in the Customs, which His Majesty granted. Is a great object of compassion. 1½pages.Ibid, No. 59.
June 30Robert Jacomb, Deputy Paymaster to the Lords of the Treasury.For the direction of 5,040l. 11s. 3d. as by warrants signed by Her Majesty of the 27th instant, on Missing's contract for victualling Gibraltar. Pay Office, Horse Guards, 1729, June 30. 1 page.
Minuted.
—Letter writ, July 9.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 61.