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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1729, October-December', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 225-239. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87295 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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1729, October–December

Oct. 1Warrant dormant from the Lords of the Treasury to Henry Selwyn, Esq. Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs.For payment of the salary of 500l. to George Lewis Coke and John Fanshaw, successors to the late Edward Rum- bold and Thos. Coke, by letters patent of August 22, 7 Geo. I. in the office of Surveyor General of the Customs.Customs Book XII. p. 438–9.
Oct. 1Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 3,500l. to John Scrope, Esq. for the Secret Service Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum. — Warrant signed thereupon, 1729, October 2.
King's Warrant Book XIXX. p. 414.
Same to same -For the issue of sums not exceeding 30,000l. to Thomas Cremer, Esq. by way of imprest and upon account for payments accustomed to be made by the Cofferer of the Household, until the present vacancy of the said office be filled. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed thereupon, 1729, October 7.
Ibid.
Oct. 2Same to same - -For the issue of 500l. to Arthur Onslow Esq. Speaker of the House of Commons, for 100 days on the usual allowance of 5l. per day as Speaker. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—The same. A like sign manual for 500l. more for 100 days ended 1729, December 22, inclusive, dated 1729, December 28. Countersigned.
Ibid, p. 415.
Oct. 2Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To authorise payment of the quarterly salaries to the Customs officers in the out-ports, for the quarter ended Michaelmas, and amounting to 11,887l. 17s. 7d.
Same for the Customs officers of the port of London, amounting to 7,868l. 16s. 11¼d.
Customs Book XII. p. 440.
Reference from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Of the petition of Francis Wordsworth, jun. merchant, of London, for the discharge of the “Prince William” with currants from Zante and Cephalonia.Ibid, p. 439.
Oct. 2Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General.For entry of a noli prosequi to the informations against Thomas Gilmore and Francis Buckeridge, under prosecution for running brandy.Ibid.
Oct. 2Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the distribution and application of the Michaelmas quarter's income of the Aggregate Fund.
Appending.—Statement of said fund for the quarter.
Money Book XXXV. pp. 2–3.
Oct. 3Order from the Lords in Council at the Court at Kensington.For the discharge of the “Corsley” galley with currants and fustic wood from Cephalonia after 20 days' quarantine.Customs Book XII. pp. 440–1.
Oct. 3Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the distribution and application of the Michaelmas quarter's income of the General Fund.
Appending.—Statement of said fund for the quarter.
Money Book XXXIV. p. 508–9.
Oct. 4Same from same to the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, and other Officers of the Receipt.For the delivery to the three other Tellers of the Exchequer the cash in Lord Wm. Powlett's office, deceased, late one of the four Tellers.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 207.
Oct. 7Same from same to the Attorney General.For the entry of a noli prosequi to the information against John Ellerker, John Hinchman, and Guy Okely, for running goods.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the cases of Ellerker and Okely, dated October 7 and October 2, and warrants from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs, of date October 7, authorising the acceptance of 53l. 6s. 8d. and 20l. as composition money.
Customs Book XII. pp. 443–5
Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.Approving the acceptance of 43l. 6s. 8d. composition money from John Hinchman for buying run tobacco.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, October 2, on the case.
Ibid, p. 441–2.
Oct. 7J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.Enclosing Missing's list of the persons victualled in the garrison of Gibraltar, 1729, June 30 to July 27.Letter Book XVIII. p. 412.
Oct. 8Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.To draw an order for paying to the Bank of England 6,123l. 5s. 7d. to answer the rebate or discount, at 3 per cent. on money advanced in part of 1,250,000l. as by the Act 2 Geo. II.Money Book XXXV. p. 4.
Oct. 8Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to George Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, Robert Lord Walpole, Clerk of the Pells, and the Officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer.For the application of 101,483l. 11s.d. (together with 2,086l. 8s. 10¾d. remaining unapplied of the Land Tax, 1727) to discharge the whole principal remaining unsatisfied upon the 29th September, 1729, on the orders of loan registered on the Land Tax, 1727.Money Book XXXV. p. 4.
Oct. 9Same from same to the Commissioners of Excise.Authorising an allowance of 50l. to John Brackenbury in his accounts as Collector of Hertford Collection for his loss in receiving a bank note which was altered from 20l. to 70l.
Appending.
—Report, dated 1729, August 20, from the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury on Brackenbury's petition.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 208.
Oct. 9Order from the Lords of the Treasury.Endorsing a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to James Brudenell, dated 1729, September 29, for the provision of a silver trumpet for Wm. Douglas, trumpeter in the 4th Troop of Life Guards, under the Lord Shannon's command.
Memorandum.—This warrant will amount to 20l. or thereabouts. Ed. Yardley.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrants I. 309.
Same -For silver trumpets for John Harris and Wm. Harris, trumpeters of the said troop, each estimated at 40l.Ibid.
Oct. 10Royal warrant addressed to Spencer, Lord Wilmington.For the issue out of the 6d. per £ deduction allowed out of the establishment of the Hessian troops, of 3,613l. 4s. 11d. to John Gore, Esq. for value in bills of exchange by him furnished for His Majesty's service. Given at the Court at Kensington.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 418.
Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 4,484l. 7s. 6d. to John Gore, for value in bills of exchange furnished for His Majesty's service. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed October 11.
Ibid.
Royal warrant directed to Henry Finch, Esq. Receiver General of the royal patrimony and revenues in the Island of Minorca.For the issue to Major Henry Crofton, major of Fort St. Ann in Minorca and of the other forts and castles there, except St. Philips Castle, of an increase of 5s. per day in his allowance. Given at the Court at Kensington.Ibid, p. 419.
Same to same -For a similar increase of pay of 5s. per diem to James Scott, surgeon to the whole Island of Minorca. Given at the Court at Kensington.Ibid, p. 419–20.
Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 250l. to James Underhill as royal bounty. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed 1729, October 11.
Ibid, p. 414
Oct. 14Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and the officers and ministers of the Exchequer.For the purchasers of lands in St. Christopher to pay the remainder of their purchase money.
Appending.—List of same.
Money Book XXXV. p. 19.
Oct. 15Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 750/. to William Ellis, Esq. as royal bounty. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed 1729, October 16.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 413.
Royal warrant directed to the Paymaster General.For the payment to Thomas Missing of 3,845l. 13s.d. for victualling Gibraltar Garrison, 1729, April 7, to June 1. Given at the Court at Kensington.Ibid, p. 422.
Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 1,038l. 10s. 3d. to Augustus Schutz, Master of the Robes, by way of imprest, and upon account to clear the expenses in the Office of the Robes. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed on the aforegoing, October 16.
Ibid, p. 421.
Same to sameFor the issue of 750/. to John Scrope, Esq. for the secret service. Given at the Court at Kensington. Memorandum.— Warrant signed 1729, October 16.Ibid, p. 415.
Oct. 15Order from the Lords of the Treasury.Endorsing a warrant, dated June 24, from the Duke of Grafton, as master of the game about Newmarket, to the Duke of Montagu, for the provision of liveries for three under gamekeepers.
Memorandum.—The particulars of this warrant will come to 75l. Thos. Dummer.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. 310.
Oct. 15J. Scrope to A. Cracherode -Authorising payment of 50l. to Richard Strechlay, one of the witnesses against Edward Farley, printer at Exeter.Letter Book XVIII. p. 412.
Same to Commissioners of Customs.Enclosing letter of Monsr. Chammorel desiring the passing of some baggage of the Count de Broglio and his wife.Ibid, p. 413.
Same to sameFor the forwarding up to town some small prints and a manuscript of very little value seized at Dover by an officer of the customs.Ibid.
Oct. 16Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 6,000l. to John Hedges, Esq. Treasurer or Receiver General to the Prince of Wales, for the Prince's use. Given at the Court at Kensington.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed thereupon the same day.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 420.
Oct. 16Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury [to the Commissioners of Customs],On an order of the Lords in Council for the discharge of the “Prince William,” Edward Ford, master, Josiah Wordsworth, junr. and others, merchants of London, owners, after 20 days' quarantine.Customs Book XII. p. 446.
Oct. 16J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Returning John Hayward's memorial and pressing for statement of opinion thereupon.Letter Book XVIII. p. 413
Oct. 16Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Taxes.For the delivery to Wm. and Judith Herd of the promissory note for 400l. given by them to Thomas Mell, deceased, one of the sureties for Charles Wilkinson, late Receiver General of the Land Tax for York.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on the case.
Affairs of Taxes III. 294–5.
Oct. 19Same from same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against the sureties of Wm. Pacy, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Norfolk.Ibid, p. 293.
Oct. 23-A particular of the causes now under prosecution, with the states thereof, signed by Nicholas Paxton in the absence of Anthony Cracherode. 6½ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 42.
Oct. 23J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.For passing the baggage of Brigadier General Sutton arrived in the Thames. The like for Lord Chesterfield.Letter Book XVIII. p. 413.
Oct.Petition of Thomas Benson, late Secondary of Wood Street Compter, to the Lords of the Treasury.In 1717 he levied 200l. on Samuel Davis on an extent, and paid same to William Basindine, one of Mr. Medcalfe's chief clerks, Solicitor to the Customs, who undertook to pay same to Mr. Hawes, then Receiver General. Therefore prays that all proceedings against himself, Sir Peter Delane, and Sir Harcourt Master, late sheriff of London, for the 200l. may be stayed. 1 page.
Appending.
—Copy of an inquisition taken on an extent against Samuel Davis, 1717, November 12, with an order of the Exchequer Court for the sheriff to pay 200l. for Davis's 10 shares in the Lead Smelting Company. Hilary, 1717. 2pages.
Referred.
—By the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs, 11729, October 2.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 44.
Nov. 7Petitions read -Carr Brackenbury, Esq. to be Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for part of Lincolnshire. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Taxes.
Timo. Balderstone to be Receiver General of the like duties for part of Norfolk. Directions thereupon: to same.
Register of Papers VI. 148. Repealed in Affairs of Taxes III. 295 under date Nov. 17.
Nov. 12Warrant from the Lords of the treasury.Similar to that of date 1729, July 23, supra p. 118, to the Auditor of the Receipt and other officers there, for the innovation of tallies, although the foils were lost, in the name of Geo. Basmenil for 63l.; John Smith, 980l.; Sir Thos. Littleton, 300l.; Stephen Robins (three tallies), 150l.; Earl Ranelagh, 56l.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 210.
Nov. 13Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt, &c.To place at the disposal of the Tellers of the Receipt 300,000l. in Exchequer bills on the Land Tax, anno 1729.Money Book XXXV. p. 41.
Nov. 13J. Scrope to the Secretary at War.Transmitting for report Lord Portmore's memorial for the discharge of 2,888l. 15s. 10d. received by him during the siege of Gibraltar.Letter Book XVIII. p. 415
Nov. 14Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue out of the arrears of the Civil List revenues of George I. of 199l. 11s 4d. to John Bagshaw, Esq. British Consul at Genoa, for sums disbursed by him, 1725, March 1, to 1727, June 10.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 423.
Nov. 17Petition read -Anthony Masters, a prisoner in Winchester Gaol, praying discharge of a prosecution for running brandy. Directions thereupon: to Commissioners of Excise.Register of Papers VI. 149.
Nov. 17Royal warrant addressed to Thomas Foley, one of the Auditors of the Imprests.For the allowance of 230l. 0s. 2d. to Spencer Lord Wilmington in his account for fees and charges specified. Given at the Court at St. James's.
Appending.—Account of the fees, &c. referred to.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 423–4.
Nov. 18Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 10,000l. to Richard Earl of Scarborough, Master of the Horse, by way of imprest and upon account for the extraordinary expenses of the stables. Given at the Court at St. James's.Ibid, p. 424.
Same, directed to same -For the issue of 1,437l. 10s. to William Poyntz, to answer the like value in bills of exchange from Lisbon drawn by James Lord Tyrawley, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. Given at the Court at St. James's.Ibid, p. 425.
Nov. 19John Scrope to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland.With leave of absence granted by the Lords of the Treasury to Edward Thompson, one of the said Commissioners.Irish Book VIII. p. 346.
Nov. 19Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 200l. to Thomas Binsham, gentleman, as royal bounty. Given at the Court at St. James's.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 427.
Same to same - -For the issue of 800l. to Morgan Vane, Esq. as royal bounty. Given at the Court at St. James's.
Memorandum.—Warrant, signed November 20.
Ibid.
Nov. 19J. Scrope to the Comptroller of Army Accounts.Enclosing two lists of Missing's of the persons victualled at Gibraltar, 1729, July 28 to September 21.Letter Book XVIII. p. 418.
Same to the Commissioners of the Customs.For report on Josiah Colebrook's caseIbid, p. 415.
Nov. 19Petition of Sir John Norris [to the Lords of the Treasury].For a reversionary grant of the seven Hundreds of Cranbrook, Berkeley, Blackbourne, Selbrittenden, Rolvenden, and Barnfield Magna, being parcel of the seven hundreds within the lathe of Scray (“Shewinghope,”) Kent, referred by the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book I. 429.
Nov. 20Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury on an Order of Council of the previous day.For the discharge of the “Anne” from Zante, Robert Brooks, master.Customs Book XII. p. 447.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the placing upon the establishment of the Customs an additional allowance of 100l. per annum for Wm. Battine, surveyor general of the riding officers to guard the coast of Sussex, for extra services and 30l. per annum for a clerk. Appending.—Battine's petition for same to the Lords of the Treasury.Ibid, p. 448–9.
About Nov. 20Petition to the Lords of the Treasury from William Mount, William Davis, and John Coggs, of London, creditors of John Baskett, printer to the late King,and assignees of Baskett's estate.Asking payment of 8,400l. or thereabouts for services performed by Baskett to both Houses of Parliament and other public offices. 1 page.
Appending.
—Abstracts of the King's printers' accounts and of stationery wares supplied for 1726. 34 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 50.
Nov. 21Royal sign manual addressed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue to William Blakemore, gentleman, of 600l. as royal bounty. Given at the Court at St. James's.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 427.
Nov. 22Reference by the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Of an Order in Council, dated November 19, referring to the Lords of the Treasury the petition of several merchants trading to Venice and the Currant Islands for the discontinuance of the quarantine, the said places having been free for upwards of a year of all pestilential disease.Customs Book XII. p. 447.
Nov. 25Report from the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury.On the petition of Anthony Masters, late of Gosport, labourer, committed to Winchester Gaol in June, 1725, and now asking release. The Solicitor of the Excise, Richard Chandler, has searched the Crown Office, and finds that the prosecution against petitioner was earned on by the Commissioners of Customs. 1 page.
Appending.
—Masters' petition, as above, to the Lords of the Treasury, with reference, dated 1729, November 17, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise. And certificate of Richard Chandler, as above, dated 1729, November 25. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 54.
Earl of Scarborough, Master of the Horse, to the Lords of the Treasury.Requesting payment of 5,000l. on the unsatisfied order for 10,000l. for the extraordinary expenses of his Majesty's stables. 1 page.Ibid, No. 55.
Nov. 25J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Enclosing a letter from Count de Broglio concerning his coach and saddle horses arrived from France at Dover.Letter Book XVIII. p. 417.
Nov. 26Dormant warranto from the Lords of the Treasury.For payment of the salary of 15l. 4s. 4d. to William Bower, Comptroller of Lynn port.
For 45l. per annum salary to Henry Roberts, junr. Comptroller of Customs, Southampton port.
For 62l. 6s. 8d. per annum salary to Stephen Weston, Customer of the Petty Customs inwards.
Customs Book XII. p. 450.
Nov. 26Order from the Lords of the Treasury.Endorsing a warrant from the Duke of Grafton to the Master of the Jewel Office, dated 1729, March 31, for the provision of two silver trumpets for the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards under the Earl of Hertford.
Memorandum.—This warrant will amount to 40l. or thereabouts.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 311.
Nov. 26Warrant similar to that of October 14 supra, p. 227, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt, &c.For certain other (detailed) purchasers of lands in St. Christopher to pay the remainder of their purchase money.Money Book XXXV. p. 20.
Nov. 27Commissions from the Lords of the Treasury.Appointing Timothy Balderston and Carr Brackenbury Receivers General for parts of Norfolk and Lincoln respectively (ut supra November 7, p. 229).Affairs of Taxes III. p. 295.
Warrants from same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For taking the sureties of Balderston and Brackenbury.Ibid, p. 296.
Nov. 28Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 108l. as composition from Andrew Goater, of Southampton, wine cooper, for importing undutied wine.
And warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General, Sir Philip Yorke, of date 1729, November 28, for acknowledgment of satisfaction on record in this case.
Appending.—Report from the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, November 18, on Goater's petition for leave to compound.
Customs Book XIII. p. 1–2.
Same from same to same -Authorising orders to the officers concerned to alter the entry outwards of 9 hogsheads of tobacco from Limerick, in Ireland, to Cadiz, belonging to George Hallsall, of Liverpool.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on Hallsall's petition. The tobacco shipped in the “Orange Tree,” Robert Kennish, master, from Liverpool for Cadiz, was landed at Ireland only to make room for butter, and not for fraud. By law no drawback can be allowed for any tobacco landed in Ireland unless the entry outwards in Great Britain be made for Ireland. The tobacco was entered and discharged fairly at Limerick, therefore recommend the permission to alter the entry outwards, so as to entitle petitioner to the drawback.
Ibid, p. 2–4.
Same from same to same -Authorising the acceptance of 50l. composition money for running goods from Peter Dodsworth, now on his voyage to India, and for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, November 18, on the petition of James Harvey, merchant, of London, on behalf of Dodsworth for leave to him to compound.
Ibid, p. 4–5.
Same from same to the Attorney General.For entry of noli prosequi to the informations against Abraham Lawrence, John Day, and Richard Jeanes, for running goods.Ibid, p. 7.
Same from same to the Commissioners of the Customs.Authorising acceptance of 30l. 8s. from Richard Jeanes, of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset, for clandestinely importing goods.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury thereon, of date 1729, October 22.
Ibid, p. 6–7.
Nov. 28Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising acceptance of 40l. as composition money from Abraham Lawrence, of Burton Bradstock, Dorset, for smuggling.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on same, dated 1729, November 18.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 7–8.
Same from same to same -Authorising acceptance of 22l. 8s. 8d. composition money from John Day, of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset, for smuggling.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, October 22, on the case.
Ibid, pp. 8–9.
Same from same to sameAuthorising the acceptance of 202l. composition money from John Raper, of York, for running goods.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs, of date 1729, November 26, on Raper's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, p. 10–11.
Same from same to same -For acceptance of 100l. from Caspar Fletching as composition for running goods.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, October 3, on Fletching's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, p. 11—12.
Same from same to same -Authorising acceptance of 80l. from John Burridge, junior, composition money for running goods, and warrant to the Attorney General for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Appending—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, July 29, on Burridge's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, p. 12–13.
Same from same to same -Authorising acceptance of 43l. 4s. from Wm. Baggaley, in discharge of his bail for Hendrick Trampendall, arrested for running goods. And warrant to the Attorney General for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Appending.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729, October 14, on Baggaley's petition for release.
Ibid, p. 14–15.
Nov. 28Same from same to Edward Harley, Esq. one of the Auditors of Imprests.Allowing the bill of salaries, poundage, and incidents to the collectors and officers in the country of the duties on salt.
Appending.—The bill in detail and certificate relating thereto by Harley, dated 1728, October 18.
Warrants not relating to money 225–27.
Dec. 1Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 4,400l. to John Scrope for the secret service. Given at the Court at St. James's.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed on the aforegoing, 1729, December 2.
King's Warrant Book XXIX p. 430.
Dec. 1Royal sign manual addressed 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 issue warrants from time to time to the Receiver General of the royal revenue in the county of Lancaster, for the payment of the stipend of 200l. per annum out of the rent of 200l. reserved and payable to the late King for the site of the dissolved Monastery of Furness and divers lands in the county of Lancaster in lease from the Crown, the same to be for the use of four such preachers, at 50l. per annum each, as should be nominated by the Bishop of Chester, and commonly called the King's preachers, “established by our royal predecessor Queen Elizabeth in the said county of Lancaster as in and by the letters of Privy Seal of 1715, May 17, may appear.” Given at the Court at St. James's.King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 428–9.
Dec. 2Same directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 1,656l. for allowances for divers foreign ministers, viz. Wm. Finch, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General of the United Provinces, Charles Du Bourgay, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia, and Robert Jackson, resident with the King of Sweden. Given at the Court at St. James's.Ibid, pp. 429–30.
Dec. 3Same directed to same -For the issue of 100l. to Alexander Forester as royal bounty. Given at the Court at St. James's.Ibid, p. 430.
Dec 4Report from John Halls, Comptroller of the Wardrobe, to the Lords of the Treasury.On the wardrobe account for Michaelmas quarter, 1729, and the frauds in the accounts of Mrs. Eliz. Gumley, Wm. Turing, Mr. Roberts, and Mr. Gilbert. 1¼ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 60.
Dec. 4J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Navy.3,072l. 7s. 10d. has been paid into the Exchequer since December 31 last, to reduce Mr. Hampden's debt to the Crown. It must be applied to the reduction of the Navy debt.Letter Book XVIII. p.419.
Same to Mr. Hampden -To attend on Tuesday next concerning the exchange of estates between the family and the trustees for sale of the late Mr. Hampden's estates.Ibid.
Dec. 9Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Excise.Authorising the allowance of 3,918l. 10s.d. in the Excise accounts for 1726–8 for soap consumed in the woollen manufacture, the affidavits for which have been destroyed by rats or mice.
Appending.—Representation on the case from the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, November 27.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 213–3.
Dec. 11Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties.Approving the payment of 60l. to Samuel Ross, Comptroller of Stamp Duties in Scotland, as reward for extra services.
Appending.—Report from the said Commissioners to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, December 4, on Ross's petition for the above.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 216–7.
Dec. 12Same from same to Thos. Foley, Esq. one of the Auditors of the Imprests.Authorising the passing and presentation for declaration of the accounts of Sir Conyers Darcy and George Feilding, Esq. Commissioners for executing the office of Master of the Horse to Her late Majesty Queen Anne.
Appending.—The account in detail.
Ibid, p. 213.
Dec. 13Francis Negus to John ScropeTransmitting an account of the debt remaining due upon the bills of several tradesmen to Midsummer, 1726, for goods furnished by them for the late King's stables, and an account of particular warrants addressed to Fr. Negus, Commissioner for executing the office of Master of the Horse to His said Majesty, from the Lords of the Treasury. 2½ pages.
Endorsed.
—Paid.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 64.
Dec. 13Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Thos. Foley, one of the Auditors of Imprests.Authorising the passing and presentation for declaration of the accounts of Francis Negus, sole Commissioner for executing the office of Master of the Horse to the late King Geo. I.
Appending.—Said account in detail from 1722, April 1, to 1725, March 31.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 218–23.
Dec. 15Royal warrant directed to John Grymes, Receiver of the Revenues in Virginia.For the issue out of the Virginia quit rents of 849l. 13s. 3d. to John Rollos, Chief Engraver of Seals, for the making and engraving of several seals and signets, enumerated, used on the Plantations in America, and for silver duty and other materials fitted for the same. Given at the Court at St. James's.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 434.
Same directed to Pattee Byng, Esq. Treasurer of the Navy.For the payment to Sir Charles Wager, Admiral of the Red Squadron, 1,000l. for extraordinary charges last summer. Given at the Court of St. James's.Ibid, p. 431.
Dec. 15Same under the royal sign manual [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Authorising the issue of the necessary directions to the Receivers General of the Revenues, Ireland, for the payment to John Rollos of 463l. 11s.d. for making and engraving several seals, as detailed in schedule attached, for the kingdom of Ireland, and for silver duty and other materials fitted for the same. Given at the Court at St. James's.Irish Book VIII. p. 346–7.
Dec. 15Royal warrant directed to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland.For the issue of the necessary warrant to the Receiver General of Land Rents and Casualties and the Paymaster of Civil Affairs in Scotland, to authorise the payment to John Rollos Chief Graver of His Majesty's seals, of 509l. 8s. 9d. for the making, &c. of several seals (detailed) for Scotland, and for silver duty and other materials fitted for the same.North Britain Books IX. pp. 354–5.
Dec. 16Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 14,908l. 18s.d. to Jeffrey Elwes, Treasurer to the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne, for uses specified in the charter of incorporation of 1704, November 3. Given at the Court at St. James's.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed 1729, December 17.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 436.
Same to sameFor the issue of 474l. 7s. 1d. to John Tysoe, His Majesty's goldsmith, for gilt and white plate delivered into the Jewel Office, for the quarter ended Michaelmas, 1729. Given at the Court at St James's.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed 1729, December 17.
Appending.—Account of the plate delivered.
Ibid, p. 436–7.
Dec. 16J. Scrope to Mr. A. CracherodeTo defray the expenses attending the Commission of Inspection and Appraisement issued from the Prerogative Court of the goods and effects of Sir Thos. Colbyn, Bart. deceased, viz. to Mr. Longborne and Mr. Wyat, Commissioners for His Majesty, and Mr. Greenly, His Majesty's proctor.Letter Book XVIII. p. 419.
Dec. 17Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells, Tellers, and other officers, &c. of the Receipt.Authorising the distribution and application of 34,848l. 8s. 1d. remaining in the Exchequer reserved as the proportion of 35,000l. heretofore appropriated to the Civil List Lottery, 1713, and belonging to such of the proprietors of the debt charged on the said lottery fund as did not subscribe the same into the South Sea Company.
Appending.—A state of the Civil List Lottery, 1713, and report dated December 13 on same. [See under July 15, supra, p. 110.]
Money Book XXXV. 92.
Dec. 18Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 3,900l. to John Scrope for secret service. Given at the Court at St. James's.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed December 19.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 435.
Dec. 20Petition read -Robert Randall under prosecution for running brandy, &c. for leave to compound. Directions thereupon: Referred to Commissioners of Customs.Register of Papers VI. 150.
Dec. 22Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue to John Hedges, Esq. Treasurer or Receiver-General to Frederick Prince of Wales, of 2,000l. for the Prince's use. Given at the Court at St. James's.
Memorandum.—Warrant signed 1729, December 23.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 437.
Same directed to same -For the issue to Sir Wm. Strickland, Treasurer to the Queen, of 6,671l. 10s. being the annual allowance to the Princess Royal, Princess Amelia, and Princess Carolina, for the year ending Michaelmas next, 1730. Given at the Court at St, James's.Ibid, p. 438.
Dec. 23Petition read - -The proprietors of His Majesty's printing office for stationery and other wares delivered from Christmas, 1728, to Michaelmas, 1729, amounting to 3,096l. 7s. 1d. Directions thereupon: Prepare a warrant.Register of Papers VI. p. 151.
Dec. 23Warrant from the Lords of Treasury.Allowing the wine licences salary bill for the quarter ended Michaelmas, 1729, amounting to 577l. 10s., and incidents bill for same, 273l. 9s.d.Money Book XXXV. p. 81.
Dec. 23J. Scrope to A. Cracherode -To defray the charges of Samuel Gray, messenger of the press, 12l. 19s. 7d. for buying up and getting marked for evidence, by order of Lord Viscount Townshend, all pamphlets and newspapers published in London, 1729, September 18 to December 11.Letter Book XVIII. p. 420.
Dec. 23Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.For directions to the Receiver-General and Cashier to pay to John Oxenford 40l. 4s. for extra clerks and expenses in preparing several accounts of the quantities and values of goods exported for many years.Customs Book XIII. p. 19.
Dec. 23Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt and other officers there.For the innovation of tallies, although the foils are lost, on a warrant signed by Baron Birch for same, in the name of Arnold Cooke, for 300l. in part of three annuities, anno 1704.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 210.
Dec. 23J. Scrope to the Duke of Montagu.Notifying the future non-employment of Mrs. Gumley and Mr. Turing as cabinet-makers, and Mr. Roberts as joiner and chair-maker, as tradesmen for the Wardrobe, on account of their notorious impositions.Letter Book XVIII. p. 420.
Same to Mr. Cracherode -Enclosing for report petition of Lawrence Ring, gent. for 33l. 4s. 9d. disbursed by him as High Sheriff of Dorset on the death of Richard Percy, Esq.Ibid, p. 418.
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Dec. 5 ?]
Petition of Brigadier General William Barrell to the King.Begging exemption from the Act lately passed in Ireland imposing a tax of 4s. in the £ to commence from 1792, December 25, on all Field and General Officers of the Army not actually resident in Ireland for at least six months in the year, Barrell being a Colonel on the Establishment of Ioeland, but commanding in North Britain as Brigadier General. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 70.
Dec. 23Like warrant to that of November 13 supra, p. 229, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.For 100,000l. to complete 1,500,000l. authorised to be raised, and payable after the 1,400,000l.Money Book XXXV. p. 41.
Dec. 29Lords Commissioners of the Navy to John Scrope.In reply to the letter of the Lords of the Treasury by Scrope of the same date demanding an account of the debt of the Navy at Christmas last. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 73.
Dec. 30Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the payment of the established salaries for the quarter ending Christmas, 1729, for the officers of the outports, viz. 11,860l. 4s. 9d.
Same for the port of London, viz. 7,899l. 9s.d.
Same for the officers of the customs in the Plantations, viz. 1,805l.
Customs Book XIII. p. 21.
Dec. 30Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury.For the issue of 400l. to Thomas Jones, gent. as royal bounty. Given at the Court at St. James's.
Memorandum.—A warrant signed on the aforegoing the same day.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 442.
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 issue to John Plumptre, Esq. Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance, sums not exceeding 100,000l. by way of imprest and upon account for land and sea services performed and to be performed by the Office of Ordnance. Given at the Court of St. James's.
Memorandum.—Like warrant signed 1730, April 25, Privy Seal, dated 1730, May 27.
Ibid.
Dec. 30Warrant from the Lords of of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 100l. composition money for running goods from Samuel Keate, chief mate of the “Montague,” with warrant to the Attorney General for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Appending.—Report, dated 1729, December 17, from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on Keate's petitition for leave to compound.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 21–3.
Dec. 30Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Edward Harley, Esq. one of the Auditors of Imprests.Authorising the passing of the account of the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Malpas of the money imprested to him as Master of His late Majesty's Robes.
Appending.—The account as above from 1726, July 18, to December 25, as certified by Harley.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 227–8.
Dec. 30Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt.Authorising the distribution and application of Christmas quarter's income of the General Fund.
Appending.—Statement of the same.
Money Book XXXV. pp. 84–5.
Same from same to same -For the distribution and application of the Christmas quarter's income of the Aggregate Fund.
Appending.—Statement of account of same.
Ibid, p. 90–1.
Dec. 31Copy of a minute of the Commissioners of Customs.Ordering the dismissal of William Hay ward, one of the land-waiters appointe to the “Amelia,” Richard Brooks. master, from Leghorn, for taking a fictitious account in his book of 29 casks of kid skins out of 35 entered by John Hughes & Co. 3 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXII. No. 74.
? 1729.
Petition of John Daw to Sir Robert Walpole.For a tidesman's place in the port of London from which he was discharged in 1715, having incurred the Duke of Newcastle's displeasure at an election in Sussex. 1 page.Ibid, No. 79.
? 1729.
Memorial to the King from John Mordaunt, Esq. Ranger of the forests of Alice Holt and Woolmer, vice Mrs. Ruperta High, deceased.For the same allowance as made to her, viz. 130l. per annum for wages to underkeepers. 1 page.Ibid, No. 80.
? 1729.
Petition of Hugh Monro to Sir William Strickland, Secretary at War.As above (June 26, p. 211), save that having missed several appointments as land-waiter, in spite of the Treasury's acquiescence, he now demands to be placed on the copassionate list. 1 page.Ibid, No. 82.