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'Treasury Books and Papers: February 1730', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 324-336. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87302 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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February 1730

February 2.52. An account of the gross and net produce of the duties on candles and soap in Scotland from Midsummer, 1722, to Midsummer 1729. 1 sheet. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 14.]
February 3.53. The memorial of the Commissioners of Customs of January 23 last, for a pardon to Wm. Jackson and John Horlock, concerned in the killing of Du Putron, a Guernsey smuggler, to be transmitted to Lord Townshend for His Majesty's favourable consideration.
On the memorial of the Commissioners of Customs of the 27th January, 500l. ordered to be paid to Nathaniel Kinderley towards his reward for discovering concealed effects belonging to persons deceased greatly indebted to the Crown for Customs.
“The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London having signed a memorial by which they desire that such part of the King's bounty in the warrant now subsisting for the French Protestants payable by Mr. Chetwynd which is to be bestowed upon proselytes from the Church of Rome may be omitted with respect to such proselytes, because it hath appeared in fact that the fame of this fund hath brought over many idle, worthless and immoral people, pretending to relief from the same, my Lords on reading thereof order the necessary warrants to be prepared so as the bounty may go in the same form it went before the year 1718, when the addition in behalf of such proselytes was first made.”
The Duke of Somerset's memorial of January 9th last for 3,309l. 12s.d. to clear his accounts with the tradesmen as Master of the Horse to the late Queen, read. A state of the issues out of the late Queen's arrears ordered.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 286.]
February 4.54. J. Scrope to Viscount Townshend. The Commissioners of Customs having represented to the Lords of the Treasury the case of some of their officers with respect to the death of Wm. Du Putron, master of the “William” of Guernsey, their Lordships think the pardon of Wm. Jackson and John Horlock very just and request you to lay the case before His Majesty.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 422.]
55. Same to Mr. Cracherode conveying the order of the Lords of the Treasury for the pardon of Stephen Fecham and his two servants, for their offences in the late riot at Bristol.
[Ibid, p. 423.]
56. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt requesting the transmitting to the Lords of the Treasury an account of the money paid into the Exchequer on account of the sale of the French part of the island of St. Christopher. [Ibid.]
February 5.57. Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Thomas Benson, Esq. Secondary of Wood Street Compter, wherein he asserts that he levied 200l. by an extent against Samuel Davis in 1717, November, and receiving an order to pay same to Mr. Hawes, then Receiver General of Customs, paid it to one Wm. Bassendine, one of the Solicitor's clerks whose business it was to see all moneys levied by extent paid properly: that an entry was made in the Solicitor's books showing that the said sum was on deposit with the Receiver General, which remained in the said book till November last, when Mr. Medcalf struck it out with his pen: and that no demand was made on him during Bassendine's lifetime. Find petitioner's statements to be untrue. The money is now in the hands of the sheriffs of London and petitioner never pretended to have paid it to Bassendine until application was made to the Court of Aldermen to get it paid to the Receiver General. Are therefore determined to go on with the prosecution against the sheriffs unless the Court of Aldermen will direct payment as above. 6 pages.
Minuted:
—With minute verbatim as under, 1730, October 6, below.
Appending:—(a.) Affidavit of Samuel Hutchins, refiner, of Bristol, dated 1729, November 21, concerning the receipt. 2 pages.
(b.) Affidavit of Samuel Davis, late of London, merchant, dated 1729, November 20, concerning same. 4 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 15.]
February 9.58. Memorial of Sir John Jennings, Keeper of His Majesty's park at Greenwich, to the Lords of the Treasury for payment of 37l. 10s. disbursed for fodder for the deer from Lady Day to Christmas past from which the new establishment for the park dates. 1 page. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXIII. No. 16.]
February 10.59. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Excise transmitting an order of the House of Commons for an account of the gross and net produce of the duty upon hops for seven years to Midsummer last. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 423.]
February 12.60. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Honourable Edward Harley, Esq. and Thomas Foley, Esq. Auditors of the Imprests, approving and allowing all the articles specified in a bill of account, as stated by John Penny, deputy to Chetwynd, and dated 1729–30, January 6, of moneys expended by Walter Chetwynd, Esq. Paymaster of His Majesty's pensions from 1728, Christmas, to 1729, Christmas. Except the item of 3l. 5s.d. craved for overpayments before disallowed. With certificate, dated January 27, as to the account, by Edward Bangham, deputy to Edward Harley.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 231–2.]
February 12.61. Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw an order for paying to James Whitchurch an annuity of 3l. in lieu of the principal sum of 100l. to which a title derives to him under an assignment from Gilbert Whitehall. Same to be satisfied in part out of the Sinking Fund as follows:—
£s.d.
For the annuity on the said principal sum of 100l. at 3 per cent. for 11¾ years, 1705, December 26, to 1717, September 293550
For the redemption of the said annuity and discharge of the said principal sum - -5000
8550
“And you are to make proper memorandums in your books that the said sum of 85l. 5s. (to be satisfied and paid out of the Sinking Fund as aforesaid) is to be taken as part of the sum of 10,725l. 5s.d. which was remaining in the Exchequer to satisfy demands on the debt called the Bankers Debt, of which the aforegoing is part, and which by virtue of a clause in an Act of Parliament passed in the 13th year of His late Majesty's reign was added to the Sinking Fund, and applied therewith.”
Prefixing.— Report by the Earl of Halifax to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729–30, January 23, on the memorial of James Whitchurch concerning the above.
[Money Book XXXV. pp. 127–8.]
February 12.62. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Phillips Gybbon, Surveyor General, to send to the proper auditor for a particular of lands in Walton, of which a reversionary lease is desired by Anne Goldwire, widow, in order to the passing a lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to Anne, Martha, and Mary Goldwire for 27 years from 1732, March 1, at the ancient rent of 13s. 4d. and fine of 90l.
Appending:
—Report dated 1729, May 1, from Phillips Gybbon to the Lords of the Treasury, concerning the petition of Anne Goldwire, which had been referred to Mr. Pulteney, 1722, March 24, but not produced to Gybbon till 1729, April 1.
[Crown Lease Book II. pp. 11–12.]
63. Same from same to the Surveyor General to send to the proper auditor for a particular of the manor of Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, of which Henshaw Halsey, Esq. desires a reversionary lease, and to rate same in order to the passing a new lease to him thereof for 23¼ years to date from 1736, December 31, at the ancient rent of 193l. 1s. 10½d.
Appending:
—Report dated 1729, May 24, from Phillips Gybbon to the Lords of the Treasury on Halsey's petition for the above.
[Ibid II. pp. 12–14.]
64. Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy to prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of the Hundreds of Cranbrooke, Berkeley, Blackbourne, Selbrittenden, Rolvenden, and Barnfield Magna, in the lathe of Scray (“Chowinghope”) Kent, to Sir John Norris for 29 years from 1731, Michaelmas, at the reserved rent of 40s.
Appending:
—(a.) Particular in Latin, and memorandum of the premises, dated 1729–30, January 28, by Robert Gardner, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe.
(b.) Particular as to same by Phillips Gybbon, 1729–30, January 31.
(c.) Entry of the release in, Latin. [Ibid, pp. 14–17.]
February 13.65. Report of the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petitions of John Earl of Rothes, and of the town of Cupar, concerning the tithes of some corn lands near the town of Cupar (see 1729, November 10 and December 8). Find the facts as stated in Lord Rothes's memorial to be true. In support of the claim of the town of Cupar, a declaration of several persons has been produced with their consent that a tack of tithes of their acres be granted to the magistrates and town council, also an act of the said magistrates appointing an annual 8l. 6s. 8d. out of the produce of the teind in case it is granted to them, for the better support of the second minister of the town. The usual practice of the Exchequer Court in Scotland has been to grant leases of tithes to the proprietors of the lands themselves when desired, “but there are some instances where the Crown as well as the Court have granted leases of tithes to others than the proprietors of the lands in regard they had been possessed of those tithes by ancient leases for a great number of years.” 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 17.]
February 13.66. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury approving the quarterly bill of salaries for the Excise establishment in Scotland for the quarter ended 1729, December 25.
Prefixing the detailed account with names and amounts (total, 1,710l. 10s.d.) [North Britain Book IX. pp. 383–4.]
67. Same confirming same for incident charges, Excise, for Edinburgh and precincts for same quarter.
Prefixing:—Accounts in full as above, total 398l. 0s. 10d.
[Ibid, pp. 385–6.]
February 14.68. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Thos. Foley, Auditor of the Imprests, directing the allowance in the accounts of Henry Selwyn, Esq. as Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs, New and Additional Impositions, of 446l. 12s. 8d. for charges of paying money into the Exchequer between 1728, December 25, and 1729, December 25, and 327l. 10s. 6d. for fees and charges on passing his accounts for the same time.
Prefixing:—Statement of fees and charges laid out by Henry Selwyn for money paid into the Exchequer as above, viz. for porterage, cartage, &c. of the money to the Exchequer, and for fees there for striking the tallies of discharge, 446l. 12s. 8d. on 1,631,063l. 19s.d. paid into the Exchequer: also statement of account of charges on passing his accounts as Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs as above 99l. 13s. 8d.) and as Cashier and Receiver General of the New Impositions for the same period (227l. 16s. 10d.), certified by Duke Parsons, deputy to Thomas Foley, auditor. [Customs Book XIII. pp. 33–5.]
February 17.69. Signature of resignation and adjudication under power of a warrant under the royal sign manual ordaining a charter to be expedited to pass the Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept in place of the Great Seal of Scotland, granting to John Edmonstone, writer, in Edinburgh, the lands of Murdocairney, within the stewartry and sheriffdom of Fife, formerly pertaining to John Melvill of Murdocairney, and granted by him to John Edmonstone, and resigned to the Barons of the Exchequer, as in the hands of His Majesty immediate lawful superior thereof, for new enfeoffments of the same.
[North Britain Book IX. pp. 387–9.]
February 18.70. Warrant ordered for clearing the ordinary of Mr. Stanhope, now Lord Harrington, as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary at Soissons, to which character he is returned, without discounting the 1,300l. paid upon his removing from France to Seville, which was for three months on the like ordinary allowance, but advanced under the character of Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to Spain.
A King's warrant to be prepared for constituting a clerk of the works for the King's house at Greenwich as proposed in the memorial of the Board of Works of January 3 ultimo.
A proper warrant to be prepared for constituting Thomas Jones Keeper of the Lottery Office and of all books, papers, machines, &c. kept therein; at 100l. per annum salary.
Sign manual to be prepared for 200l. bounty to Josiah Diston.
Warrants to be prepared for satisfying the demands of the late
Commissioners for the forfeited estates in Scotland, for themselves, officers and incidents (10,438l. 1s. 4d.), out of the money to be paid by the York Buildings Company.
Sign manual to be prepared for 5,000l. to Mr. Scrope for his Majesty's secret service. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 287.]
February 18.71. J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt, conveying the desire of the Lords of the Treasury for an account of the National Debt provided or unprovided for by Parliament as it stood 1728, December 31, and 1729, December 31; to be presented to the House of Lords. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 424.]
72. Same to same conveying the desire of the Lords of the Treasury that the plate for the Exchequer bills on the land tax last year should be adapted and fitted for the land tax of this year, the public service requiring their printing off, so as to be ready to be numbered and dated as soon as the Act for granting the land tax, 1730, passes Parliament. [Ibid.]
February 18.73. Signature of resignation and adjudication under form of a warrant under the royal sign manual ordaining a charter to be made to pass the Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept in Scotland in the place of the Great Seal formerly used there, granting to Philip Hamilton, of Kilbrackmont, and Robert Hamilton, his eldest son, and other his heirs specified at length, the town and lands of Kilbrackmouth, in the parish of Kilconquhar and sheriffdom of Fife. [North Britain Book IX. pp. 389–96.]
74. Same ordaining same to pass same granting to Nicol Grahame, younger, of Gartmore, advocate, the lands of Gartartan alias Gartaverton, in the parish of Port, stewartry of Menteith, and sheriffdom of Perth, with reservation to Andrew McFarlane, elder, of Gartartan, his life-rent of the said lands. [Ibid, 396–401.]
75. Same ordaining same to pass same, granting to Ninian Home of Billie, the lands of Wedderburn, in the parish of Dunse and sheriffdom of Berwick, and the lands and barony of Whitsome, in the parish of Whitsome and sheriffdom of Berwick, and the lands and barony of Horndean, and the town and lands of Paxton, the town and lands of Horndean, the lands of Hutton and Huttonbell, the lands of Cossrigg, the lands of Jardenfield, the lands of Dykehead and Wedderlies, certain lands in Auchincraw and Swansfield, parish of Coldingham, as also other lands specified in Blackhill, Hillend, Bipark, Westrestown, Renton, Pilrigg, Kaismuir, Gowncruik, Duns, Litem, Cockburnspath, Oldhamstocks, Darnchester, Woodhall, Pincartown, Chicklaw, Handieswood, Godscroft, Luckieshiel, Nonmeadow and Nunbutts, Nunflats, Auchincraw, and other lands specified, all which pertained heritably to George Home, late of Wedderburn, father to David Home, now of Wedderburn, and adjudged from him to Ninian Home by a decreet of adjudication of 1727, July 25, by the Lords of the Council and Session. [North Britain Book IX. pp. 402–411.]
February 18.76. Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from William Willys for permission to open three or four lights into St. James's park for the kitchen of his house in St. James's Place and to build a bow window, &c. [Crown Lease Book II. p. 5.]
February 19.77. The memorial of the governor and company of Chelsea Waterworks to the Lords of the Treasury. Have formerly obtained a grant from His late Majesty of a license to make a reservoir in Hyde Park, for the better supplying of several parts of Westminster with fresh water, in which grant is stipulated that the said governor and company and their successors shall, if required, supply His Majesty's royal palace and gardens at Kensington with such quantity of water as shall be necessary, at such moderate rates as the Commissioners of the Treasury shall think reasonable; and accordingly upon the finishing of the great basin in the Paddock at Kensington, which is about 9 acres, they laid pipes and filled said basin. Therefore pray an annual allowance in consideration of the services of maintaining the pipes, wear and tear of engines, &c. 1 page.
Minuted:
—With order of reference of date 1729–30, February 19, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General and the Board of Works.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 18.]
February 19.78. J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt conveying the desire of the Lords of the Treasury for an account of the money paid into the Exchequer from 1722, September 29, to 1729, September 29, for the produce of the fund granted, 8 Queen Anne, for raising 1,500,000l. by a lottery, together with the present annual or other charge thereon, to be presented pursuant to the order of the House of Commons of the 18th instant.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 424.]
79. Same to the Commissioners of Hackney Coaches and Chairs conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the preparation of an account of what offices or employments under the Crown have been created since 1705, October 25, pursuant to the address of the House of Commons to the King of the 16th instant. [Ibid, p. 425.]
80. Like letters from same for same to the Commissioners for Winc Licenses, Postmasters General, Commissioners for Alienations, Commissioners of Excise, Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars, Commissioners for Taxes, Commissioners for Customs, Commissioners for Stamp Duties, Commissioners for Excise in Scotland, Commissioners for Customs and Salt Duties in Scotland, Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, Earl of Lauderdale, General of the Mint in Scotland, Master of the Hanaper Office, Commissioners of Salt Duties, Principal Officers of the Mint, Auditor of the Receipt of Exchequer, Auditors of the Imprests, and to George Tilson for the offices within the provinces of the Secretaries of State, the Lord Steward and Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, and the Offices of the Admiralty and Ordnance.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 425.]
February 19.81. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw an order for paying to Henry Flower, Receiver-General of Taxes for part of Wilts, 1,360l. for an overpayment on his account of the 17th 4s. aid, anno 1727; same to be immediately repaid into the Receipt on account of the 10th 3s. aid, anno 1728.
Appending:—(a.) Flower's petition concerning same [to the Lords of the Treasury], and reference thereon, dated 1729–30, February 6, to the Commissioners of Taxes.
(b.) Report from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729–30, February 14.
(c.) Certificate of Auditor Thos. Jett, dated 1729, July 22, as to the overpayment as above. [Affairs of Taxes III. pp. 298–9.]
February 20.82. Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Richard Chappell for a reward for discovering frauds in relation to the Customs. The fines arising out of Chappell's informations amounted to 1,555l., out of which he has been paid 259l. 3s. 4d. being one-third of the officer's share, which is the constant rule allowed to persons in like cases. 2 pages.
Appending:
—Chappell's petition and order of reference, dated 1729–30, January 22, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs. 2 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 19.]
February 21.83. An account of the gross and net produce of the duties upon salt for seven years from Christmas, 1721, to Christmas, 1728, distinguishing each year, and exclusive of the salt for fishery, which is not liable to the duty by 4 & 5 William and Mary. Certified by John Oxenford, Assistant Inspector-General, Custom House, London, February 21. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 20.]
February 21.84. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Thomas Foley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, authorising the passing of the accompt of Anthony Cracherode, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, for four years from 1719, June 1, to 1723, May 31, with statement of the accompt prefixed (total charge, 20,203l. 10s. 6d.; total payments and in super, 22,498l. 12s.d.), as submitted by Duke Parsons, deputy to Thomas Foley, and dated February 16.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 236–9.]
February 21.85. J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt transmitting orders of the House of Commons for two accounts:—(1.) Of the money paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer, 1722, September 29, to 1729, September 29, for the produce of the fund payable to the East India Company for 3,200,000l. advanced by them. (2.) Of what public funds are now in being, how far they are incumbered, and what are or are not appropriated to the Sinking Fund. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 426.]
86. Same to the Board of Works conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury, in accordance with the address of the Commons to the King, for an account of the expenses His Majesty has been at in fitting up the Auction Room and the Coffee Room thereto adjoining, formerly part of the Court of Wards, with conveniences for footmen attending the House of Commons, as also an account of what demands are made by persons who have for many years been permitted to use the same. [Ibid.]
February 23.87. An account of the money paid into the Exchequer from 1722, September 29, to 1729, September 29, for the produce of the funds granted in the eighth year of Queen Anne for raising 1,500,000l. by lottery, and also an account of the present annual and other charges thereupon. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 21.]
February 24.88. Order for the stay of process against John Sparry, as late Receiver for Worcestershire.
Same for same against Josiah Diston, late Receiver of Middlesex.
“Several merchants attending are called in and acquainting my Lords that the trade for rice in His Majesty's Plantations would be carried on much to the benefit of this kingdom in case such rice was discharged from being an enumerated commodity; their Lordships say they have no objection against their applying to Parliament for that purpose when they shall think it proper.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 288.]
February 24.89. Memorial from Lord Wilmington, Paymaster General of the Forces, to the Lords of the Treasury for the payment of sums amounting in all to 237,673l. 6s.d. for the subsistence of the forces from 1729, December 25, and for the pay of the troops of the Landgrave of Hesse. 1 sheet.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 22.]
February 24.90. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise authorising the payment to Stephen Poyntz, Esq. Receiver General of the Revenues of Excise, 556l. 10s. 11d. in full of all his charges and disbursements in carrying to the Exchequer 2,356,249l. 15s.d. on account of said duties, from 1728, June 24, to 1729, June 16, and striking tallies therefor. With report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729–30, February 18, on Poyntz's petition for same.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 235.]
February 24.91. Memorandum by the Lords of the Treasury endorsing the contract with the Bank of England for circulating Exchequer bills on the land tax, anno 1730.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 233.]
February 24.92. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Richard Arundell, Esq. Surveyor, and the other officers of the Board of Works authorising a lease of Lord Ashburnham's house in Westminster to be taken mutatis mutandis in manner as the lease of Essex House now lately expired was taken, for depositing the King's and Cotton libraries, at the rent of 205l. per annum. The arrears of rent owing for Essex House to be paid up and all reasonable damages for repairs not exceeding 90l. Lord Ashburnham's house to be fitted with all convenient speed with shelves, and the libraries to be removed thither in safety and without loss or damage, the expense not exceeding 100l.
Prefacing:
—A report of the Board of Works to the Lords of the Treasury on the lease of Essex House. The arrears of rent due to Mr. World, the landlord at the time of His late Majesty's death, were 111l. 4s. The rent has been since issued to the Paymaster of the Works to 1729, Michaelmas, at the rate of 140l. per annum, rent and 12l. for parish duties, both which allowances the landlord has refused to take since Christmas last, insisting upon an addition of 30l. per annum, to the rent and 4l. per annum to the parish duties. The house is out of repair and the landlord insists on its being made good at the King's expense. Recommend Lord Ashburnham's house in Westminster as much more safe from fire and commodious in all respects.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. pp. 315–6.]
93. Same from same for execution of warrant of the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1729, September 13, for the delivery to Mrs. Alice Bell, herbstrewer to His Majesty, a livery for 1729, being two yards of scarlet cloth as formerly allowed.
Memorandum:—By Tho. Dummer and John Halls, comptroller. This warrant will come to 1l. 9s., 1729, September 23.
[Ibid, p. 317.]
94. Same from same for execution of warrant from the Duke of Grafton to James Brudenell, Esq. dated January 16, for the provision of four silver trumpets for His Majesty's first troop of Horse Guards under Lord Herbert, he having represented that the present trumpets are broken and worn with long service. Memorandum by R. Sedgwick: “This warrant will amount to 80l. or thereabouts.” [Ibid.]
February 24.95. Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for the preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal for an issue to Pattee Byng, Treasurer of the Navy, of sums not exceeding 1,000,000l. upon account for navy and victualling. Given at the Court at St. James's. [King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 464.]
February 24.96. Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal to contain a grant of the office of Keeper of Bushey Park, alias South Park, and the office of Paler of the said Park and mower of the brakes, thereby to fill up to three lives, viz., George Earl of Halifax, Charles Montagu and George Montagu, commonly called Viscount Sunbury, the grant made of the same offices by the letters patent of 1716, May 26.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 465.]
97. Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending for the preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal for the issue by the Lords of the Treasury to Spencer Lord Wilmington, Paymaster General, of sums not exceeding 1,194,212l. 15s.d. for the services, anno 1730. [Ibid, p. 507.]
February 24.98. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells, the Tellers and other officers of the Exchequer, to cause the sum of 500,000l. in Exchequer bills of 100l. to be placed as so much cash in the respective offices of the Tellers at the Receipt of the Exchequer, to be from thence issued for the public service according to notifications from time to time. The said bills to be dated according to such notifications and numbered in arithmetical progression, beginning with No. 1, and on every bill is to be endorsed the sum after which the principal contained therein shall be payable, so as each bill may be registered, paid off and discharged in course according to its number, the said sum of 500,000l. to stand upon the register first in course to be paid out of the moneys arising by the Act for granting the land tax, 1730. [Money Book XXXV. p. 146.]
February 24.99. Same from same to the Surveyor General to send to the proper auditor for a particular of a piece of ground in the Privy Garden within the Palace of Whitehall, in order to the passing a new lease thereof to Henry Lord Herbert for 50 years from date of his former lease (viz. 1717, July 12), for a fine of 110l. and reserve rent of 12l.
Appending:
—Report, dated 1729, April 2, from Phillips Gybbon to the Lords of the Treasury on Lord Herbert's memorial for same. [Crown Lease Book II. pp. 18–19.]
February 25.100. Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to give orders to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenues there to issue to the now Archbishop of Dublin the issues of the temporalities of his see for the interim period between the death of his predecessor and the date of the letters patent for the restoration of his temporalities. [Irish Book VIII. pp. 354–5.]
February 25.101. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt: “Whereas in pursuance of the power … given by several clauses … in several Acts of Parliament … we have contracted with the Governor and Company of the Bank of England for circulating and exchanging for ready money at demand all the Exchequer bills which shall from time to time remain uncancelled and undischarged until the 24th day of July, 1730, at the rate of 3l. per cent per annum, till the same shall be reduced to the principal sum of 1,000,000l. and whereas the sum of 13,940l. 15s. 6d. hath incurred and become due to the said bank for … premios or rewards payable in pursuance of the said contract for circulating all the said Exchequer bills as from time to time remained uncancelled between 1729, October 24, and 1729–30, January 24, and whereas the said Exchequer bills are charged upon distinct and separate funds so as the sum of 13,940l. 15s. 6d. to be paid for the said premios or rewards is to be … taken out of those distinct and separate funds in proportion to the bills standing out uncancelled on each of the said respective funds …,” the said sum is to be satisfied out of the said several funds as follows:—
£s.d.
Out of the income by the rates and duties on victuallers and retailers of beer and ale3,65001
Out of the income by the duty on malt for the year 1728 - - -1,76588
Out of ditto, 1729 - - -5,67147
Out of the income by the land tax, 1729 -2,85422
£13,940156
£
Exchequer bills remaining, 1729–30, January 24:—
Victuallers' duty, 1726
482,700
Malt duty, 1728 -228,800
Malt duty, 1729 -750,000
Land tax, 1729 - -478,800
£1,940,300
[Money Book XXXV. pp. 146–7.]
February 26.102. W. Bowles, Deputy King's Remembrancer, to [John Scrope] transmitting returns as below from the Barons of the Exchequer. “Mr. Baron, Sir John Clerk and Kennedy were very much divided in opinion about the matter, the former being for the full list being given in to the House of Commons in order to its being settled by a vote, if a Baron or any other new member be within the meaning of the Act 5 Anne. This the other could not be brought into, on account of Sir James Dalrymple, which occasioned the double return.” 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a.) Report of John Clerk, Tho. Kennedy and George Dalrymple, Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, as to the offices erected since 1705, October 25, in relation to any part of the revenue under their care. “We have not in the said list inserted the several offices in the Court of Exchequer here in regard we do look upon the Court itself with the several members of it not to be a new erection, but to have been constitute in place of the former Court of Exchequer in Scotland in consequence of the 19th Article of the Treaty of Union, though under different names, in order to adapt it to the course and practice of the Exchequer in England.” Lest the list should appear defective, however, they also transmit a full list of the several officers in the Court of Exchequer. 1 page.
(b.) The list as above of the officers of the Court of Exchequer of Scotland, erected since 1705, October 25, with their salaries: certified by W. Bowles, 1729–30, February 26. 3 pages.
(c.) Report from the Commissioners of Excise, Scotland, of same date, February 26, advising the despatch to Joseph Tudor, Esq. their agent in London, of the required account of the offices or employments under the Crown which have been erected since 1705, October 25, with respect to revenues under their management and salaries of same and enclosing duplicate of same [wanting]. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 23.]
February 26.103. A statement by Alexander Chocke, by way of report to the Lords of the Treasury, of the National Debt provided and unprovided for by Parliament as it stood, 1728, December 31, and 1729, December 31, together with an account of the produce of the Sinking Fund in that year, and to the payment of what debts contracted before 1716, December 25, the said fund has been applied. 4 sheets. [Ibid, No. 24.]
104. Report from H. Hale, Ja. Campbell, and John Campbell, Commissioners of Customs in Scotland, to the Commissioners of the Customs in London. Have made inquiry as to the alleged species of fuller's earth or scouring clay found near the lead mines and other places in Scotland, reported to be frequently exported to foreign parts under another denomination, contrary to law. Find that no such earth has at any time been exported from this country. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 25.]
February 27.105. Letters patent by writ of Privy Seal appointing Dr. William Woodford, Reader in Medicine in the University of Oxford, with a salary of 40l. per annum.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 467–8.]