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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1729, July-September', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 212-225. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87294 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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1729, July–September

July 7Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the application and distribution of the income of the Aggregate Fund for the quarter ending 1729, Midsummer.Money Book XXXIV. pp. 452–3.
Same from same to sameFor the distribution of the income of the General Fund for the quarter ended Midsummer, 1729. (With account of same, ibid.).Ibid, pp. 448–9.
July 8Petition of Wm. Wynne -For new lease of the profits of the original seal, and of the pre-fines on fines and recoveries for Anglesey, Carnarvon, and Merioneth. Referred by the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book I. 429.
July 8J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Taxes.Inclosing for report a fresh complaint against Mr. Clayton, Receiver General of the Taxes for the county of Hereford.Letter Book XVIII. p. 400.
July 8Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For taking Mr. Cartwright's security.
Appending.—report to the Lords of the Treasury on the above from C. Taylor, Deputy King's Remembrancer, dated 1789, June 26.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 178.
July 8Same from same [to the Commissioners of Customs].For the discharge of the “Mediterranean,” galley, William Herle, commander, after 20 days' quarantine, by Order of Council dated 1729, June 26.
Similar warrants for the similar discharge of the “Chandois;” the “Hind,” John Rogers, commander; the “Olive Branch,” Captain Richards, commander; the “Halifax,” “Wentworth,” and “Du Cane”; and the “Queen Mary,” John Gilbert, commander.
Customs Book XII. p. 406.
July 8Memorial of E. Britiffe, clerk to Lord Hobart, Treasurer of the Chamber, to the Lords of the Treasury.For payment of 5,973l. 4s. 11d. the certain established allowance of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office for Midsummer quarter, 1729. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXI. No. 63.
July 8Petitions read - -Elizabeth Newton, executrix of Richard Rose, late Receiver General of the Land Revenues for Lincoln, Warwick, and Leicester counties, for an allowance in his accounts of several annual fees surcharged upon him by Mr. Benson when Chancellor of the Exchequer. Directions thereupon: [Referred] to auditors of the land revenues.
Thomas Eyre, Esq. to be Receiver-General of the Taxes for Cheshire.
Directions thereupon: Appointed.
Register of Papers VI. 145.
July 9Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of the Imprests.To receive into their custody from Sir Charles Farnaby all accounts, vouchers, books, papers, &c. belonging to his late office of auditor of the several lotteries.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 179.
Same from same to Thomas Spence, Paymaster of the Lotteries,Authorising his payment to Sir Charles Farnaby of 147l. for rent and expenses.Ibid, p. 178,
July 11J. Scrope to Commissioners of Excise.For permission to Edward Cranfeild to attend at the waterside at Bristol for his instruction in the affairs of the Customs.Letter Book XVIII. p. 401.
July 11Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury [to the Commissioners of Customs] based on an Order of Council of same date.For the discharge of the ship “Kent,” from Zigadjik [“Seggegick”], near Smyrna, laden with valonia and one bale of cotton stripes, after 20 days' quarantine.Customs Book XII. p. 407.
July 15Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe.For the preparation of a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of lands in Lyndhurst, Southampton, to Francis Dickins, Esq.
Appending.—Copy of original lease (Latin) and memorandum and particular of same by the auditor, Thomas Jett, and deputy surveyor, Charles Gibbon, dated 1729, June 21 and 30.
Crown Lease Book I. 402–5.
July 15Same from same to the Commissioner of Stamps.Authorising the additional salary of 20l. per annum for their housekeeper, John Carr.
Appending.—Report to the Commissioners of Stamps to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, May 16, on Carr's petition for the above.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 160–1.
July 16Petition of Richard Reddall and four others, Wm. Carter, John Sparrow, Thos. Eyre, John Bodicoate.To be appointed Receivers General for Duties on Houses. Referred to the Commissioners for Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. 284.
July 16Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to John Conduitt.Sanctioning an allowance of 25l. per annum to each of the moneyers of the Mint when the coinage does not amount to 500,000l. per annum.
Appending.—Report from Conduitt to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of the Provost and the rest of the Fellow Moneyers.
Money Book XXIV. p. 459.
July 21J. Scrope to Anthony Cracherode.For the prosecution at His Majesty's expense of John Hinder, Cryer of the Court at Taunton, Somerset.
Appending.—Order in Council of date July 17 in the matter.
Letter Book XVIII. p. 404.
July 21Same to the Officers for the Land Tax.For refunding taxes on their salaries -Disposition Book XXIX. p. 199.
July 22Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pipe.For the preparation of a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of a messuage in Whitehall to James Erskine, of Grange, Esq., for 31¼ years from 1747, February 11, at the old rent of 60l. and a fine of 100l.
Appending.
—Copy of the original lease; and memorandum and particular thereupon by Auditor Jett and Deputy Surveyor Charles Gibbon.
Crown Lease Book I. 466–9.
July 22Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Thos. Spence, Paymaster, and George Dennis, Comptroller of the Lotteries.Authorising the payment to Walter Yate of 38l. to satisfy principal and interest on the orders in the Queen's Lottery, 1713, being six months' interest due at Michaelmas, 1720, upon 1,900l. principal payable to him on 13 of the said orders, which ware subscribed by him into the South Sea stock before the said arrear was satisfied, and for which an annuity became payable to the said company from Michaelmas, 1720.
Appending.—Report from Spence and Dennis to the Lords of the Treasury on the above.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 181.
July 22Royal sign manual by the Queen as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending.For the preparation of a Bill to pass the Privy Seal to direct the Lords of the Treasury to pay to Walter Chetwynd sums not exceeding 50,000l. for the satisfaction of pensions, annuities, or bounties from time to time granted.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 376–7.
Royal warrant by the same to Walter Chetwynd.For the payment to Elizabeth and Hellen Denty the pension of 40l. per annum which was payable to Hannah Denty as part of the total pension of 180l. allowed to the three sisters, the said Hannah Denty being lately deceased. Given at the Court at Kensington.Ibid, p. 362.
July 22Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 391l. 10s. composition money from John Winnacott, master of the “Princess Amelia,” from Turkey, under prosecution for unshipping without duty 540 pieces of Burdetts and 60 pieces of cotton cloth, called Dimity, and other things.
Appending.—(1.) Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, June 19, on Winnacott's petition for leave to compound, and (2.) warrant, dated 1729, July 22, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General for the entering of a noli prosequi to the information in this case.
Customs Book XII. p. 411–8.
July 23J. Scrope to Commissioners of Taxes.Concerning the rival claims of two persons for the post of Receiver of Land Tax and House Money for Suffolk.Letter Book XVIII. p. 406.
July 23Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the payment or 4,685l. 3s. 11d. to John Hart, Esq., late Captain General and Governor In Chief of the Leeward Carribbee Islands, being arrears of salary of 700l. and allowance of 500l. as Governor of the Leeward Carribbee Islands, said arrears being reckoned from 1723, December 19, to 1727, June 14, when he embarked for England on leave of absence.
Appending.—Certificates of the appointment of Thos. Earl of Londonderry as Governor of the Leeward Islands, 1728, April 17, and of the interim government of the Islands by Wm. Matthew, Esq. Lieutenant General of the Leeward Islands.
Money Book XXXIV. pp. 464–5.
July 24Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General.To procure a particular of a house between the Horse Guards and the Admiralty granted to Mr. Holmes by lease, and of which George Earl of Kinnoull desires a reversionary lease.
Appending.—Report, dated 1729, July 12, by the Surveyor General on tho memorial of the Earl of Kinoull.
Crown Lease Book I. p. 469–70.
July 24Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, addressed to the Clerk of the Signet attending.For the preparation of a Bill to pass the Privy Seal for the issue of sums not exceeding 20,000l. to John Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, by way of imprest and upon account for the service of that office. Given at the Palace at Kensington.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 381.
July 25J. Scrope to Major Horsey and Peter Leheup.Directing an inspection of the books belonging to the Proprietors of Carolina for a statement of Mr. Shelton's debt.Letter Book XVIII. p. 406.
July 25Order of the Queen in Council at the Council Board, Kensington, after report from the Commissioners of the Customs.For the discharge of the “Newton Snow,” John Bedford, commander, laden with currants, from Cephalonia, and 36 casks of bugles from Venice, and arrived at King Road, near Bristol, after 20 days' quarantine.Customs Book XII. p. 413–4.
Same by same - -For the like discharge of the “St. George,” with coffee and drugs from Alexandria to Port Mahon, and thence to Dover, and now in Standgate Creek.Ibid.
July 29J. Scrope to Mr. MaybankFor a list of the livery servants belonging to the late King who have not been taken into his present Majesty's service.Letter Book XVIII. p. 406.
July 29Petition of Hum. Morice to the Lords of the Treasury.On behalf of Colonel Edward Byam, Lieutenant Governor of Antigua, for the arrears of his salary of 200l. to 1729, April 28, amounting to 300l. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 3.
July 30J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting for examination and inquiry part of a letter from Mons. Sohlenthal, the Danish Envoy, concerning the seizure of the Danish ship, “Golden Rose.”Letter Book XVIII. p. 407.
July 30Warrant from the Lords of Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against Benjamin Wall and the rest of the sureties of Jonathan Smart, junr. late Receiver General of Taxes for Hertford.
Appending.—Wall's petition, and reference of same, dated 1729, July 8, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Taxes, and report from the Commissioners of Taxes thereon, dated July 24. - -
Affairs of Taxes III. 264–5.
Dormant warrant from same -To Sir Robert Baylis, Receiver General of the Duties on Houses in the City of London, to pay 100l. per annum to George Wilson, gentleman, Solicitor for the Affairs of Taxes.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on Wilson's petition. [See supra April 3.]
Ibid, p. 284–5.
July 31J. Scrope to the Auditors of the Imprests.Concerning a mistake in the date of delivery of the wine licence accounts.Letter Look XVIII. p. 407.
July 31Privy Seal addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.Authorising the payment of 1,200l. per annum to the Earl of Londonderry, as by the letters patent of 1728, April 17. Given at the Palace of Westminster.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 387–8.
July 31Memorial from Josiah Colebrook to Sir Robert Walpole.With a scheme or account of his services in the discovery of frauds at the Custom House. 2 large sheets.Treasury Boar Papers CCLXXII. No. 7.
Aug. 5John Scrope to the Officers of the Ordnance and the Admiralty clerks.For refunding taxes on their salariesDisposition Book XXIX. p. 199.
Aug. 7Report of the Commissioners for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars to tbe Lords of Treasury.On the petition of Richard Tidder of Penryn, Cornwall, complaining against the allowance of 5l. for services to the Commissioners. 2 pages.
Appending.
a. Tidder's petition to the Lords of the Treasury, and reference, dated 1729, July 30, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars. 1 page.
b.
Letter from J. Imbert to Richard Tidder dated “Office for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars” 30 —, 1728, expressing the satisfaction of the Commissioners at Tidder's diligence. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 14.
Aug. 12Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer.For the purchasers of lands in St. Christopher to pay their two-thirds into the Exchequer: appending tables of the purchases and prices, &c.Money Book XXXIV. p. 489.
Aug. 12Same from same to Sidney Godolphin and Thos. Jett, Auditors of the Land Revenues for Lincoln, Warwick and Leicester.Authorising the allowance in the account of the late Richard Rose, Receiver General of the Land Revenues of the Crown in those counties, of 50l. per annum for fee and travelling expenses as Receiver of Lincoln, and 46l. 13s. 4d. for same as Receiver of Warwick and Leicester, being the same allowances as to his predecessor, John Hewitt, and for the discharge of certain surcharge.
Appending.—Petition of Elizabeth Newton, executrix of Rose, to the Lords of the Treasury, and report thereupon, dated 1729, July 23, from Godolphin and Jett, on their Lordship's reference of same, dated 1729, July 8.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV.
Aug. 12Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer.To take the surety of Richard Reddall of Clerkenwell, as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses in Bedford.
Appending.—Report on the sureties from the Commissioners for Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury.
Affairs of Taxes III. 286–7.
- - -Like warrants, dated August 14, for William Carter, Receiver General for Suffolk, Thomas Eyre for Chester, John Bodicoate for Essex, and John Sparrow for part of Suffolk, and commissions to all same, respectively dated August 12 and 14.Ibid.
Aug. 13Royal 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 2,130l. to John Scrope for the secret service. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed August 14.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 380.
Aug. 13Royal 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 871l. 12s. 5d. to John Tysoe, His Majesty's goldsmith, for gilt and white plate by him delivered into the Jewel Office for the quarter ended Midsummer, 1729. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Appending.—Certificate of the plate and account for same.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 394.
Same from same to sameFor the issue to William Richards,gentleman, of 1,200l. for special services performed to His Majesty. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant on the above, signed 1729, August 14.
Ibid, p. 388.
Aug. 13J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting for inquiry a letter from Martin Williams and Henry Salter, from Liskeard, concerning a fraud in the Customs.Letter Book XVIII. p. 407.
Aug. 14Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising payment of 51l. for the goods of a person who died at Patras of the plague, and whose goods were burned to prevent infection.
Appending.—Report of the Customs officials on the same, dated 1729, July 11, with an inventory of the goods.
Customs Book XII. p. 418–9
Same from same to same -For relief to be granted to William Hart, merchant, and Arthur Ballard, mariner, concerning the tare of currants imported by them.Ibid, p. 416.
Same from same to same -Authorising the acceptance of 97l. 11s. 6d. composition money from Captain William Snelgrave for running snuff.
Appending.—Report dated 1728, August 8, by Hum Morice and T. Walker, on the details of the composition fine.
Ibid, p.416–7.
Aug. 14Warrant by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, addressed to the Auditors of the Imprests.To authorise the allowance in the Paymaster's accounts for the year 1727 of the sum of 1,992l. 14s.d. paid by Spencer Lord Wilmington on warrants signed by the Earl of Portmore, Commander-in-Chief at Gibraltar, for sundry extraordinary services during the siege of that place. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Appending.—An account of the payments in question as submitted by Lord Wilmington to the Lords of the Treasury, and dated Horse Guards Pay Office, 1729, July 21.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 390–1.
Aug 14Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising directions to the Collectors of the Outports and the Receivers General and Cashiers of the Customs to repay to deputed officers with salaries below 60l. per annum their land tax assessments.
Appending.—Memorial of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, July 3, on the case.
Customs Book XII. p. 437.
Aug. 14Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 146l. 17s. to Sir John Lambert, viz. 130l. to be by him paid to John Walton, as royal bounty and in satisfaction of the like sum due by Walton to Lambert as by a receipt annexed, and 16l. 17s. for fees and charges attending receipt of same. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Appending.—(1.) Acknowledgment of receipt, dated Rome, 1729, June 25, of 130l. by John Walton from Pierre L'Anglois, of Leghorn, and (2) transfer of the debt by L'Anglois to Lambert, dated Leghorn, 1729, June 25.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 392–3.
Aug. 14Report from the Lords of the Treasury to the Queen in Council.On the petition of Thomas Tomkins, cashier to the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 193.
Aug. 14Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General.To procure a particular of a house in Pall Mall in order to the passing a new lease thereof to Sir Gilbert Pickering and John Kipling, in trust for Francis Pickering.
Appending.—Report of the Surveyor General, dated 1729, July 12, on Pickering's and Kipling's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book 1.473–4.
Aug. 15J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting letters relative to the prosecution against George Selby, Jerrard Selby, and Robert Taylor, for running goods.Letter Book XVIII. p. 408.
Aug. 17Petition of Richard Backwell, to the Lords of the Treasury.For reward of services done in the Excise. Directions thereupon: [Referred] to Commissioners of Excise.Register of Papers VI. 146.
Aug. 19Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise.For the discharge from imprisonment of John Brigg, soap-maker at Halifax.
Appending.—Report from the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, August 15, on the case.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 193.
Aug. 19Account from Henry Norton the Solicitor of Customs for London and the Northern ports.Of persons in gaol on execution and upon mean process issued out of the Exchequer for running of goods, &c. 8 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 19.
Aug. 20J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Salt.Recommending Richard Cole to be an officer to look after the new salt works setting up near Poole.Letter Book XVIII. p. 409.
Same to the Commissioners of Customs.For stay of proceedings against Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Wright, of York, for running of goods.Ibid.
Aug. 20Same to the Governor of the Bank of England.Desiring the Bank to pay into the Receipt of the Exchequer to-morrow morning in further part of the remaining moiety of 1,250,000l. to be paid by the Bank of England for the purchase of an annuity of 50,000l.Disposition Book XXIX. p. 207.
Aug. 20Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.For enlarging 32 persons, named, out of prison for smuggling.Customs Book XII. p. 420.
Aug. 20Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the payment of 800l. to divers persons, unnamed, who have made discoveries of frauds in the Customs revenue, more particularly in the tobacco trade.Customs Book XII. p. 421.
Aug. 21Same from same to the Commissioners of Custom in Scotland.Authorising the stay of process against Alexander and Duncan Glasford, merchants, of Borrowstounnees, till the end of Whitsuntide term next, taking care to immediately revise the process in case their debt be not discharged before that time.
Appending. — Report, dated Customs House, Edinburgh, 1729, April 11, from the Commissioners of Customs, Scotland, on the petition of the two Glasfords.
North Britain Book IX. p. 325.
Aug. 21Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.For relief to be granted to Thomas Freke, of Bristol, merchant, in the matter of tare of currants imported in the “Newton Snow” and “Corsley.”Customs Book XII. p. 411.
Aug. 21Same from same to Thos. Jett, Auditor of the Land Revenues.For charging the Receiver General of the Land Revenues of the Crown for Middlesex with 109l. 5s. to be paid to Somerset English, Esq. to be by him paid into the Exchequer in discharge of a super to that amount, chargeable upon His Majesty's servants at Hampton Court.
Appending.—(1.) Petition of Her Majesty's servants to the Lords of the Treasury On the origin of the arrear of 109l. 5s. being a year's arrears annually renewed, dating from 1704. (2.) Record of a judgment of liability to process in Spelthorne Hundred against petitioners.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 194–5.
Aug. 21J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.To hasten report on the petition of the Mayor &c. of Saltash, Cornwall.Letter Book XVIII. p. 409.
Aug. 22Same to same -Directing a hearing of Josiah Colebrook on his memorial for reward of services.Ibid.
Aug. 26Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance from Edward Hallam, late Master of the “Clapham,” of 34l. 10s. as composition money for wine and sweetmeats run.
Appending. — Report of the Commissioners of the Customs, dated 1729, August 23, On Hallam's petition; and warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Attorney General, of date 1729, August 26, for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Customs Book XII. p. 427–8.
Same from same [to same] -For the discharge of the ship “Warren,” galley, Charles La Port, master, after 20 days' quarantine in accordance with an Order Of Council of date August 18.Ibid, p. 422.
Same from same to the Attorney General.For entry of a noli prosequi in the information against the ship “Golden Rose,” of Denmark, for importations contrary to the Act of Navigation.Ibid.
Aug. 28Petition of Wm. and Judith Hird.Concerning their undertaking for some of the debts of John Burleigh, of Wetherley. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes for report to the Lords of the Treasury.Affairs of Taxes III. 288.
Aug. 29Privy Seal addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.Directing the issue to William Stanhope, Esq. appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the King of Spain, of 1,500l. for his equipage and 100l. by the week for his ordinary entertainment, to commence from August 19 instant. Given at the Palace at Westminster.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 397.
Royal warrant by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, directed to Spencer Lord Wilmington.For the issue of 7,226l. 9s. 11d. to John Gore for value in bills of exchange by him furnished, same to be paid out of the 6d. per £ deduction allowed out of the establishment of the Hessian forces. Given at the Palace at Kensington.Ibid, p. 395.
Aug. 29Dormant warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.For payment of 1,200l. per annum total salary and allowance to Lord Londonderry as Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands, and for paying Wm. Matthew a moiety of that sum for the period he acted as Commander-in-Chief in the absence of a Captain General.Money Book XXXIV. p. 497.
Aug. 30The Lords of the Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.Enclosing for reference and report thereupon the petition of Frances Alesieu, alias Dumeny, for restoration to a pension of 3s. per day on the establishment of Ireland, formerly granted to her by Queen Anne, and to return to her on the death of her husband.Irish Book VIII. p. 342.
Aug. 30Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name, to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue to John Hedges, Treasurer or Receiver General to Frederick Prince of Wales, of 2,000l. for the use of the Prince. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed, 1729, September 3.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 398.
Same from same to same -For the issue of 400l. to Charles Hatton, Esq. as His Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. Given at the Palace at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed, 1729, September 3.
Ibid. p. 397.
Sept. 2Le Connue to [? Sir Robert Warpole].As Madame Jollyvet is still absent from London, reminds his Lordship of his pension, and desires that it may be passed in the name of the bearer, Charles de Sailly.
Endorsed.—200l. to Charles de Sailly per warrant dated 1728, November 2.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 26.
Sept. 3Royal 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 2,600l. to John Scrope for His Majesty's secret service. Given at the Palace at Kensington.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 398.
Sept. 3.Warrant by the Queen Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name to Pattee Byng, Esq. Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy.For the payment of 250l. per annum from Midsummer, 1729, to Anthony Hammond, Esq. who served heretofore as a Commissioner of the Navy, and demeaned himself well therein, but now by accidents and misfortunes reduced to low circumstances. Given at the Palace at Kensington.King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 398–9.
Sept. 3J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.For leave to William Upton, Comptroller of the Customs at Hole in Barbadoes, to return to England for his health.Letter Book XVIII. p. 409.
Sept. 3Commission from the Lords of the Treasury to Samuel Robinson, Esq., Chamberlain of the City of London.To act as Receiver General of the Land Tax, 1729, for Middlesex, London city, and the city and liberties of Westminster.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 289.
Sept. 4J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.Enclosing Missing's list of the numbers victualled at Gibraltar, 1729, June 2–29.Letter Book XVIII. p. 410.
Sept. 4Warrants from the Lords of the Treasury to George Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, and Robert Lord Warpole, Clerk of the Pells, and other the Officers of the Receipt, and the Attorney General and others.Authorising the acceptance from George Townshend of 300l. for the share of the composition for the debt due to the Crown from the late Commissioners for licensing Hawkers, Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen. Appending.—The report on the case from Nicho. Paxton to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, August 30.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 198–201.
Sept. 5Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the kingdom and in the King's name.Granting licence and authority in the form of letters patent to George Earl of Cholmondeley on his petition, and of the report made to the Lords of the Treasury by Charles Wither, Esq. Surveyor General of the Woods, to dispark and lay open a part of the manor and lordship of Thornton Bridge, containing 86 acres, held by him by virtue of letters patent of 1720, August 19, for 31 years. Given at the Palace at Kensington.King's Warrants Book XXIX. pp. 399–400.
Sept. 5Warrant from the Lords of Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 50l. composition money from Stephen and Francis White, of Bockhampton, Dorset, for clandestine importation.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, August 28, on the case.
Customs Book XII. p. 432–3.
Same from same to sameAuthorising the acceptance of 20l. as composition money from John Allen, a blacksmith, for running goods.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, August 28, on Allen's petition.
Ibid, p. 429–30.
Sept. 5Same from same to the Commissioners of Excise.For the allowing 100l. to Richard Backwell, late collector of excise, for his misfortune and long services.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated August 22, thereupon.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV, p. 201.
Sept. 5Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests.Authorising the allowance to Edmund Britiffe and Edmund Anguish, Paymasters of Exchequer bills of sums amounting to 107l.
Appending.
—Memorial of Britiffe and Anguish to the Lords of the Treasury for same.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 203.
Sept. 5Same from same to the Officers of the Exchequer.For the purchasers of the lands in St. Christopher to pay into the Exchequer the remainder of their purchase money.
Appending.—A tabulated list of the purchasers, purchases and fines, &c.
Money Book XXXIV. p. 490.
Sept. 5Same from same -Authorising the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to take Edmund Ball's security as sufficient for the office of Paymaster of Exchequer Bills.
Appending.—Report on same from Geo. Arbuthnot to the Lords of the Treasury, dated King's Remembrancer's Office, 1729, September 3.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 202.
Sept. 5Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe.For the preparation of a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal to grant the manor of Brigstock, Northamptonshire, to John Duke of Montagu for 31 years from surrender of existing indenture, at the ancient rent of 66l. 13s. 4d. and fine of 150l.
Appending.
—Copy (in Latin) of the original lease, and memorandum and particular of same by R. Gardner, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, and Charles Gibbon, Deputy Surveyor General, dated 1729, July 2 and 12.
Crown Lease Book I. 482–8.
Sept. 6Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.For enlarging nine persons named out of prison, imprisoned for smuggling.Customs Book XII. p.428.
Same from same to same -Authorising the acceptance of 700l. from Wm. Clarke, of Kingston, near Portsmouth, as composition for running parcels of wine and brandy.
Appending.—Report, dated 1729, August 28, from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the case.
Ibid, p.435–6.
Same from same to same -Approving the acceptance of 500l. composition money from Wm. Millet, of Bedhampton, co. Southampton, for running goods.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, August 28, on the case.
Ibid, p. 431–2.
Same from same to the Attorney-General.For issue of a non pros. in the cases of Wm. Millet, John Allen, Wm Clarke, and Stephen and Francis White.Ibid, p. 430.
Sept. 6Same from same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against Lord Malpas, Master of the Robes, to the late King till the end of Hilary term next.Warrants not relating to money XXIV p. 202.
Sept. 9Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury.To Sidney Godolphin, Auditor of the Land Taxes for Lincoln county, for the allowance in the accounts of Vaughan Bonner, formerly Receiver General of the Taxes for part of Lincoln, of the sums advanced by him for raising marine recruits.
Appending.—The state of the case and reference, dated 1729, July 11, thereof to the Attorney and Solicitor General from the Lords of the Treasury, and report of same thereon dated August 7.
Affairs of Taxes III. 290–2.
Sept. 15Same from same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To supersede the process against Sir Robert Baylis, late Receiver General of Middlesex.Affairs of Taxes III. 292.
Sept. 16Like warrant as under date 1729, May 8, p. 200.For landing 42 bags of musket flints from the “Providence,” of London, Francis Boynel, Captain.Customs Book XII. p. 361.
Sept. 16Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.For the delivery of seven bars of gold seized from James Blean, surgeon to the “Mackelsfield,” Robt. Hudson, commander, from India.
Appending.—Report from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date September 3, on the case.
Ibid. pp. 433–4.
Sept. 16Petition of Thomas Beake -For extension of lease of a piece of ground near King Street [London]. Referred by the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book I. 429.
Sept. 17Royal warrant directed to Denzill Onslow, Esq., Receiver General of the Post Office Revenue.For the issue to William Rouse, Secretary to the Postmaster General, 100l. to be an addition to the 3,900l. paid into his hands to be disbursed for His Majesty's service, same to date from Midsummer, 1729. Given at the Court at Kensington.King's Warrants Book XXIX. p. 402.
Same to Same - -For the issue of 200l. as royal bounty to Charles de Sailly, gent. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed thereupon, 1729, September 23.
Ibid.
Sept. 18Petition read - -John Graves being under prosecution by the Commissioners of Customs for running tobacco for permission to compound. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Customs.Register of Papers VI. 147.
Sept. 18Minute by John Scrope of the memorial of Andrew Riddell, late soapboiler in Leith.A soapboiler for 56 years, but reduced by many misfortunes, and now indebted to the Crown 26l. sterling, and imprisoned in the Tolbooth, upwards of 70 years of age, and troubled with gout and gravel, and not able to make satisfaction. Praying his liberty. Referred to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland.North Britain Book IX. p. 328.
Sept. 18J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Navy.For allowing in the Treasurer of the Navy's accounts the taxes charged upon the Commissioners' officers and clerks for the land taxes, 1727 and 1728. Also a similar letter to the Commissioners for victualling the Navy.Disposition Book XXIX. p. 207.
Sept. 18Petition of John Sparry, late Receiver General of the Taxes for Worcestershire.For an allowance of 1¼d. per £; his debt to the Crown having been reduced from 11,619l. 6s. 7d. to 4,064l. 5s. 4d. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes for report to the Lords of the Treasury.Affairs of Taxes III. 293, and Register of Papers VI. 147.
Sept. 23John Scrope to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland.Granting leave of absence until December 10 next to Francis Guijbon, appointed by the Lords of the Treasury an officer of the Customs in England, for which he is to qualify himself.Irish Book VIII. p. 343.
Sept. 23A like letter to supra p. 213 [under Edward Cranfield].For John Calthrop to be instructed in the port of London.Letter Book XVIII. p. 401.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs.For passing with all civility Baron Hattorff's baggage on board the “Mary” yacht, and the “L'Eybert” and “Mary” sloop, and Mr. Reich's on board the “Catherine,” now moored in the river.Ibid, p. 411.
Sept. 24A like letter to supra p. 213 [under Edward Cranfield]For Wm. Richards to be instructed in the port of Bristol.Ibid, p. 401.
Sept. 25Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 300l. as composition money from Roger Hales for running goods.
Appending.—(1.) Writ from same to the Attorney General for issue of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Customs Book XII p. 436.
Sept. 25Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 100l. to Don Emanuel Mercador as royal bounty. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed on the aforegoing, 1729, September 30.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 415.
Sept. 29Memorial of Lord Hobart, Treasurer of the Chamber, to the Lords of the Treasury.Craving payment of 5,883l. 4s. 11d. the certain established allowance of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office for the quarter ending Michaelmas, 1729. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 31.
Sept. 30Holles Duke of Newcastle to the Lords of the Treasury.For another 1,000l. to be lodged with the Treasurer of the Chamber to defray the expenses of the messengers who are sent abroad. Kensington, 1729, September 30. 1 page.
Endorsed.
—Letter signed 1729, October 2.
Ibid, No. 36.
Sept. 30John Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland.The Lords of the Treasury desire to be informed whether James Maxwell, removed from the post of landwaiter and searcher at Inverness, be removed or not, they having received no presentment or notice of vacancy from said Commissioners.North Britain Book IX. p. 328.
Sept. 30Warrant under the royal sign manual [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Authorising the issue of the necessary directions to the Vice-Treasurer and Paymaster General of His Majesty's revenues in Ireland for the payment of 8s. 8d. per day to John Dalston, as the half-pay of a reduced major of dragoons, to commence from June 18 last, pursuant to the report of the general officers of Ireland on the petition of John Dalston, late major to the regiment of dragoons commanded by Col. Phineas Bowles, in consideration of his services and sufferings. Given at the Court at Kensington.Irish Book VIII. p. 344.
Sept. 30J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs.For passing with all civility, &c. the baggage of the Count de Broglio, who attended His Majesty at Hanover, now arrived on board the ship “Unity.”Letter Book XVIII. p. 411.
Sept. 30Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pipe.For the execution of a previous warrant, of date 1717–8, March 22, from same to same for the preparation of a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal, of the Hundred of Grumbalds Ash, Gloucestershire, to Henry Duke of Beaufort for 99 years, at the old rent of 6l. 10s. without fine.
Appending.—Copy of the original lease in Latin with memorandum by Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, dated 1717–8, February 7, and particular by H. Cholmley, Surveyor General, of date 1717–8, February 12.
Crown Lease Book I. 488–92.