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'Treasury Books and Papers: May 1730', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 363-379. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87305 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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May 1730

May 4.228. The Commissioners of Excise in Scotland to the Lords of the Treasury, in reply to their Lordships' letter of the 21st ultimo, concerning the balance of 34,401l. 7s. 10d. remaining undisposed in the hands of their cashier, the method of accounting for fines and forfeitures, and the remain of 20,207l. 4s. 10½d. on the head of malt duties. The 34,401l. 7s. 10d. balance is charged with items (detailed), amounting to 10,412l. 18s. 11½d. As to the fines and forfeitures, “ever since the Union, it has been thought necessary to keep a distinct column in the receipts and payments for them, to the intent it might appear how much accrued to the Crown by that means, as well as by the hereditary and temporary branches of Excise, for fines and forfeitures have always been esteemed here to be in every respect as much as the disposal of the. Crown as were the said hereditary and temporary branches.” 4 pages.
Appending:
—Reports of the Commissioners of the Excise in Scotland to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1726–7, February 21, and 1728–9, February 4, concerning the malt tax. 4 pages.
[Ibid, No. 54.]
May 5.229. Memorial of Josiah Colebrook to the Lords of the Treasury, begging reward proportionable to the profit the Crown has reaped from his services with regard to the Customs revenues. 1 page. [Ibid, No. 55.]
May 5.230. Royal sign manual directed to the Attorney or Solicitor General for the preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to Sir Charles Turner, Bart. of the office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt in the room of Wm. Powlett, commonly called Lord William Powlett, lately deceased. Given at the Court at St. James's. [King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 487.]
May 5.231. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, or his deputy, to take Sir Charles Turner's security as one of the Tellers in the Exchequer, viz. himself in 3,000l. Sir R. Walpole in 2,000l. and John Grainger, Esq. in 2,000l. [Warrant not relating to money XXIV. p. 264.]
May 5.232. Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], authorising the payment of the allowances for the Speakers in the two Houses of Parliament in Ireland, and other Parliament officers, &c. specified in detail. (Total, 2,203l. of which 1,360l. to be paid in Ireland and 843l. in England.)
[Irish Book VIII. p. 361.]
May 6.233. An account of what has been paid out of the salt duties for three years last past for making good the Equivalent payable to Scotland. Attested by M. Freker.
£
For the year ended 1727, September 293,000
For the year ended 1728 September 293,650
For the year ended 1729 September 293,546
1 page.
Appending:
—Order of the House of Lords of May 5, for the preparation of the above account. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 56.]
May 6.234. Memorial of John Lord Balmerino and Cupar [to the Lords of the Treasury] praying a discharge of all the yearly blench dues of 101l. Scots from the lordship of Balmerino, and 204l. Scots from the lordship of Cupar. With statement of the case as to Queen Anne's grant of same.
Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.
[North Britain Book IX. p. 449.]
235. Same of George Earl of Kinnoull [to same] praying a discharge of certain non-entry duties due from him to the Crown for not prosecuting his right to the barony of Cardeny on the decease of James, late Vicount of Strathallan. Referred as above.
[Ibid.]
May 6.236. The Lords of the Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, transmitting for report a petition of John Browning and Thos. Beake, praying a grant of the King's interest in such mines as they shall dig in Ireland, they having taken leases of lands for 31 years for searching for and digging mines.
[Irish Book VIII. p. 360.]
May 6.237. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General to send to the proper auditor for a particular of a messuage and ground, part of the royal garden at St. James's, and to rate same in order to the passing a new lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to Richard Earl of Burlington, for 20½ years from 1740, November 2, for a fine of 414l. and reserving the present rent of 35l. per annum.
Appending:—Report dated 1730, May 4, from Phillips Gybbon, Surveyor General, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial of the Earl of Burlington, praying the above.
[Crown Lease Book II. pp. 36–8.]
238. Same from same to same for same of lands at Eton in the county of Bucks, in order to the passing a lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to Thomas West for 31 years for a fine of 136l. and reserve rent of 3l. 6s.
Appending:
—Report, dated 1729, May 16, from Phillips Gybbon to the Lords of the Treasury on West's petition for the above.
[Crown Lease Book, pp. 38–9.]
239. Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy to prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of the farm of the third part of the demesne lands lately enclosed and reduced into divers closes of the forest or late forest of Gillingham in Dorset to Dr. Ralph Blomer for 10¼ years from 1749, Michaelmas, reserving the ancient rent of 32l. 10s. and at a fine of 220l.
Appending:
—(a.) Particular and memorandum of the premises certified by Thos. Jett, auditor, 1730, April 14.
(b.) Particular of same certified by Phillips Gibbon, Surveyor General, 1730, April 25.
(c.) Entry of the release in Latin.
[Ibid, pp. 39–42.]
May 7.240. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer authorising the vacating the bonds given by John Conduitt and his sureties as Master and Worker of the Mint under the late King, he having given fresh security to his present Majesty.
Appending:—Certificate, dated 1730, April 24, by Tho. Eyre of the deposit of the fresh security.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 269.]
May 7.241. Same from same to Charles Wither, Surveyor General of Woods for the execution of a warrant under the royal sign manual of date 1730, April 25, for raising 808l. 8s. 5d. by wood sales in Dean Forest in Gloucester, to clear several expenses amounting to 561l. 5s. and a surplusage of 247l. 3s. 5d. due to Wither. [Kings Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 494–6.]
May 8.242. Letters patent, in Latin, revoking the letters patent, appointing Thomas Lord Trevor Lord Privy Seal, and appointing Spencer Lord Wilmington in his place at an allowance of 365l. per annum. [Ibid, pp. 496–7.]
243. Royal sign manual directed to the Attorney or Solicitor General for the preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal for granting to Henry Pelham, Esq. the office of Receiver and Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons, and Forces (excepting those employed in Ireland or under the Lords of the Admiralty), together with the house in the Tilt yard adjoining the Horse Guards, and 20s. per day allowance, in the room of Spencer Lord Wilmington, whose letters patent of 1727, August 12, are hereby to be revoked. [King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 492–3.]
May 8.244. Royal sign manual directed to Attorney or Solicitor General for preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal for the grant to Exton Sayer, Doctor of Laws, of the office of Surveyor General of all the royal honours, castles, lordships, manors, &c. in the room of Phillips Gybbon, Esq. [Ibid, pp. 493–4.]
May 8.245. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury for Charles Wither, Surveyor of Woods, to see performed the repairs in Hyde Park, at the estimate of 1,944l. 11s. 3d. same to be defrayed out of the 3,452l. 7s. 7d. ordered to be issued to him out the land revenues of the Çrown in England.
Prefacing: — A schedule of the repairs in question and estimate for same. [Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 265–6.]
246. Like warrant from same authorising the repairs at Cranborne, viz. bridges, &c. in three walks and New Lodge walk for their Majesties' safe and convenient hunting there.
Prefacing:—Schedule of same and estimate (826l. 18s. 10d.).
[Ibid, pp. 266–7.]
247. Like warrant from same authorising the repairs at New Windsor, enclosing lands purchased in Old Windsor Wood and part of His Majesty's walk called Old Windsor Walk into His Majesty's Great Park, and securing the said park pale 7 feet high.
Prefacing:—Estimate for same (303l. 17s. 6d.) [Ibid, p. 267.]
248. Like warrant from same authorising the repairing the kennel at New Lodge, Windsor Forest, and for the building a little house for the huntsmen and stablemen near the kennel, the management of the hounds having become distinct from the office of Keeper of New Lodge on the death of the late huntsman.
Prefacing:—Schedule of same and estimate (221l.)
[Ibid, p. 268.]
May 9.249. Memorial of James Oglethorpe to Sir Robert Walpole for the issue of 400l. as pay to the clerks and other officers who have attended the service of the Committee appointed to inquire into the state of the gaols. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 57.]
May 12.250. Petition of Samuel Robinson, Chamberlain of the City of London, to the Lords of the Treasury. Having been appointed Receiver General of the land tax for the cities of London and Westminster, the Inns of Court and Chancery, and the county of Middlesex, desires to be appointed Receiver of the duties on houses for same; and proposing securities.
Minuted:—1730, June 2. Referred to Commissioners of Taxes to examine sufficiency of security.
Endorsed:—“Respited.” 2 pages. [Ibid, No. 58.]
May 15.251. J. Scrope to Dr. Paul conveying His Majesty's consent to undertake payment of the fees in the Admiralty Court on the substantiating claims against Spain under the Treaty of Seville, care being taken that such claims exceed not 300l.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 437]
252. Same to the Commissioners of Excise conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the Officers of the Excise to supply Col. Gore's regiment with subsistence money on Mr. Mulcaster's application. [Ibid.]
May 16.253. The Commissioners for Affairs of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, requesting payment of 276l. 18s.d. due to themselves for salary out of the Civil List as Commissioners, at the rate of 100l. per annum each, from 1726, Christmas, to 1727, June 11. Office for Taxes, May 16.
Minuted:—1731, May 27. “Read.”
Appending:—Certificate by the Earl of Halifax, dated 1730, May 15, of the sum (276l. 18s.d.) due to John Williams, Richard Aldworth, Edward Younge, William Cleland, Thomas Medlicot, and John Bromfield, Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes, for one quarter and 77 days' allowance up to 1727, June 11. 1 page. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 59.]
May 19.254. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue to John Godard, appointed one of the Commissaries to treat with the Commissaries of the King of Spain concerning matters referred to them by the Treaty of Seville, of 500l. for his equipage, and 5l. per day for his ordinary entertainment. Given at the Palace at Westminster.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 498.]
255. The like for Arthur Stert. [Ibid.]
May 20.256. The new commission by letters patent constituting Sir Wm. Yonge one of the Lords of the Treasury in the room of Sir Charles Turner opened and read. Dated Westminster, May 11.
Col. Chartries's petitions to the King are read, the one for restitution of his estate forfeited to the Crown upon his attainder for a rape, and the other for His Majesty's leave to bring a writ of error in order to reverse the attainder. Mr. Chancellor to lay the matter before His Majesty.
Charles Clutterbuck to be searcher at Southampton vice Roger Clutterbuck, his father, at the instance of Sir John Cope.
Order, on a letter from the Commissioners for the land tax within the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's, that 6,025l. be paid out of the late King's arrears to clear the land tax assessed on His late Majesty's servants within those precincts for 1726.
The Paymaster of the Forces is to present a memorial for six months' subsidy to the Duke of Wolfenbüttel, and the same is to be issued accordingly.
Sir Warren Crosby, for whom the King signed a warrant in January last for 200l. on the establishment of Ireland, is to have same dated from Midsummer, 1727, the time from which the establishment of Ireland commences.
The memorial of the Commissioners of the Customs of the 11th instant concerning the assault on Robert Kneal and other officers at Whitehaven read and transmitted to His Majesty's Advocate of Scotland.
Mr. Robinson to be paid to Lady Day last on his appointment as Secretary to the Embassy in France.
Report of the Commissioners of the Customs of April 18 last on the petition of Sarah Hobbs, the widow of Robert Hobbs, who died in gaol under an execution for running goods, for a restoration of his estate, amounting to 24l. 16s. Their Lordships think petitioner should propose something by way of composition.
Sir James Thornhill's petition for his arrears in the Office of the Works as Sergeant Painter to the late King read. As he has been paid to the time all the other creditors of the late King have been, their Lordships cannot consider him apart.
Lord Castlemaine's petition for cutting rideings in Waltham Forest to the value of 1,000l. to reimburse his expenses in building a lodge in East Heynault Walk, referred to the Surveyor of the Woods.
The report of the Commissioners of Salt Duty, dated April 24 last, read, on Sir Richard Lane's petition to be discharged from 146l. 10s. duty on 879 bushels of salt shipped for Ireland, but driven by stress of weather into Wales and sold there contrary to his knowledge and order. Ordered not to be discharged of his duty.
Henry Cartwright's petition for the enlarging his office of Receiver General of the Stamp Duties, and the allowance of an additional clerk because of the increase of business, read, and referred to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties.
The Commissioners of Stamp Duties to form a case and attend Mr. Attorney General for his opinion how far Mr. Thompson is answerable for the fraud of clerks continued in that office after his patent was revoked.
Tuesday next in the forenoon appointed for the consideration of the Scotch affairs. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 297–300.]
May 20.257. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Phillips Gybbon, Esq. authorising him to deliver all surveys, books, papers, &c. belonging to the office of Surveyor General to Exton Sayer, Doctor of Laws, appointed by Letters Patent of 1730, May 15, Surveyor General of all His Majesty's honours, castles, lordships, manors, forests, chaces, parks, messuages, lands, tenements, woods, rents, services, revenues, possessions, and hereditaments in England and Wales.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 269–70.]
May 20.258. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the execution of a warrant, dated 1730, April 29, from the Duke of Grafton to the Master of the Jewel House, for the provision of four new trumpets for His Majesty's third troop of Horse Guards under the Earl of Cholmondeley.
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to 10l. or thereabouts. R. Sedgwick. [Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 323.]
May 20.259. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue to John Hedges of 3,000l. for the use of Frederick Prince of Wales. Given at the Court at St. James's.
Memorandum:—Warrant signed by the Lords of the Treasury, May 21. [Kings Warrant Book XXIX. p. 498.]
May 20.260. Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Paymaster General authorising the payment to Colonel Joshua Guest, barrack master and commissary of all the barracks in North Britain, of 869l. 1s.d. for fire, candle, bedding, transport of stores, &c. for the four garrisons in the barracks in North Britain for the year 1728, December 25, to 1729, December 24.
Appending:—(a.) Report of P. Medows and Ja. Bruce, Comptrollers of the Army Accounts, to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1730, April 22 on Guest's petition for the above.
(b.) Account of money laid out as above by Guest.
[North Britain Book IX. pp. 451–3.]
May 20.261. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs to permit the entry and debenture of the great bugles entered for exportation on December 24 last by Nathaniel Wraxall, merchant, who had imported same to Bristol, to pass in the same manner as if the bugles in dispute had been entered and shipped for exportation within the twelvemonth and so in time to allow for the payment of the drawback.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, May 8, on Wraxall's petition as above. [Customs Book XIII. p. 65–6.]
262. Same from same to same to give the necessary orders for recovering by proper means from the East India Company the money which they shall be found to be indebted to Captain Chambre, commander of the “Discovery,” from the East Indies, prosecuted at the information of John Brian in 1723, September, for suffering goods off the Cape of Good Hope to be put out of the said ship into another contrary to law; and to pay same into the Exchequer to discharge the King's third part of the penalty.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of William Holden, tidesman in fee in London port, for one-third the fine of 1,000l. pronounced against Chambre. [Ibid, pp. 66–8.]
263. Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw an order for paying to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England 15,353l. 18s. 2d. in discharge of premios or rewards payable in pursuance of the contract for circulating Exchequer bills as they from time to time remain uncancelled between 1729–30, January 24, and 1730, April 24, the premios to be charged proportionably on the various funds on which the Exchequer bills are respectively charged.
Appending:—A statement of the bills in detail as below and of the distribution of the premios on the above principle.
Exchequer bills remaining 1730, April 24:—
£
Victuallers' duty, 1726482,700
Malt duty, 1728227,500
Malt duty, 1729637,400
Land Tax, 1729225,100
Land Tax, 1730499,000
£2,071,700
[Money Book XXXV. pp. 200–1.]
May 20.264. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General to send to the proper auditor for a particular of several messuages on the south side of Piccadilly, and to rate same in order to the passing a new lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to Thomas Upton, for 39½ years from 1740, Michaelmas, at the rent of 13l. 15s. and fine of 240l.
Appending
:—Report of Phillips Gybbon, Surveyor General, dated 1730, May 6, to the Lords of the Treasury on Upton's petition for reversionary lease as above.
[Crown Lease Book II. pp. 42–3.]
265. Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy to prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of lands called Fishmeeres and Allgores, Surrey, formerly held of the manor of Walton Leigh by copy of Court Roll to Anne, Martha and Mary Gold wire, for 27 years from 1732, March 1, at the ancient rent of 13s. 4d. and fine of 90l.
Appending
:—(a.) Memorandum and particular of the premises certified by Auditor Thomas Jett, 1730, April 27.
(b.) Like particular rated by Phillips Gybbon, Surveyor General, 1730, May 4.
(c.) Entry in Latin of the release. [Ibid, pp. 44–6.]
266. Same from same to same to prepare a lease of the manor of Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, to Henshaw Halsey, Esq. for 23¼ years, to commence from 1736, December 31, at the reserve rent of 193l. 1s. 10½d. without fine.
Appending:—(a.) Particulars and memorandum of same certified by Auditor Thomas Jett, 1730, April 14.
(b.) Like particular rated by Phillips Gybbon, 1730, May 5.
(c.) Entry of the release in Latin. [Ibid, pp. 47–50.]
May 20.267. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw an order for paying to William Eliot, Receiver General of Taxes for Cornwall, 788l. 15s. 10½d. overpaid, anno 1728, on his account of the tenth 3s. aid for that year, to be paid back into the Exchequer on his account, anno 1729, for the 11th 3s. aid.
Appending:—(a.) Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] of William Eliot, Receiver General of Cornwall, concerning overpayment into the Exchequer of 788l. 15s. 10½d. anno 1728 as above.
With reference dated 1730, April 30 [from the Lords of the Treasury] to the Commissioners of Taxes.
(b.) Report dated 1730, May 9, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on the case.
(c.) Certificate of Auditor Jett, dated 1730, April 29, as to the overpayment as above. [Affairs of Taxes III. pp. 296–7.]
May 20.268. Same from the same to Thomas Jett, Auditor of His Majesty's land revenues in England, to charge any receivers of the Crown within his audit with the payment of the sum of 568l. 15s. to Charles Duke of Bolton, Governor of the Isle of Wight and Receiver General of His Majesty's rents and revenues there, he being in surplusage on his account for the year ended 1728, Michaelmas, to that amount. [Money Book XXXV. p. 203.]
May 21.269. Warrant under the royal sign manual allowing and approving Robert Jacombe, as deputy to Henry Pelham, Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Forces. Given at the Court at St. James's. [King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 499.]
270. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 536l. 2s. 7d. to John Tysoe, King's goldsmith, for gilt and white plate delivered into the Jewel Office, for the quarter ended 1730, Lady Day.
Appending:—List and bill of the plate so delivered.
[Ibid, pp. 500–1.]
May 21.271. Memorial of Alexander Brodie [to the Lords of the Treasury,] praying a grant of a lease of the tithes of all the lands lying within and belonging to the Bishopric of Moray. Charles I. gave powers, 1642, May 7, to James Livingston and other comimissioners to sell the above tithes. They were conveyed to petitioner's grandfather, Alexander Brodie. The title to these tithes was voided by an Act of Parliament of Scotland of 1662, and said tithes are now in the gift of His Majesty by an Act of William and Mary. Prays same on account of services and losses.
Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland.
[North Britain Book IX. p. 450.]
272. Same from Earl of Haddington [to same] praying a gift of the blench, feu and retour'd duties payable to the Crown, amounting to 300l. out of the county of Haddington, of which he was appointed sheriff in 1715–6. Referred:—Ut supra. [Ibid.]
May 22.273. John Drummond to [Scrope ?]. Has told Lord Rothes that he can in no way give up the right which the town of Cupar has of farming their own tithes preferably to any stranger. Lord Rothes' predecessors got the farm of these tithes from the Archbishop of St. Andrews before the Revolution, it being then a maxim to give peers great power over burghs. Encloses a letter from the minister of the town of Cupar to show the strength of feeling in the town against it. Will wait on Scrope to-morrow, “to-day being a throng day at the East India House.” 2 pages.
Appending:
— The petition of the town of Cupar by their representative in Parliament, John Drummond, to the Lords of the Treasury. After a long and expensive law suit with the Earls of Rothes, the townspeople have recovered their freedom and elect their own magistrate according to their ancient constitution, and do now claim as their undoubted right, by the custom and law of their country, either to purchase or farm their own rights. Claim a reference to His Majesty's advocate for a legal opinion.
Endorsed:—1730, July 24, with minute as under date July 22, infra. 2 pages. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 60.]
After
May 22.
274. Richard Kane to the Lords of the Treasury proposing that the 1,600l. needed to replace the old and unserviceable arms of his regiment, command of which he had received on the death of Colonel Otway, who had misapplied a sum of 1,699l. 14s. 11d. allowed him for that purpose, should be raised thus, 9002. on the house built by Colonel Otway and 700l. out of the ecclesiastical rents of Minorca, Kane's being the only regiment now destitute of fit arms and equipage. 1 page.
Minuted:
—With minute of date 1730, June 2, as below.
Appending: — (a.) Letter, dated 1730, May 22, from Sir William Strickland, Secretary at War, to John Scrope, enclosing an estimate from Colonel Kane, Lieutenant Governor of Minorca, for a new set of arms and accoutrements for his regiment, His Majesty on sight of same being desirous that the regiment should be so furnished. Prays the Lords of the Treasury to direct issue of the expense out of the ecclesiastical revenues of that island. 1 page.
(b.) List of regiments at Minorca and Gibraltar, with an account of the times they were sent to those garrisons. 1 page.
[Ibid, No. 61.]
May 23.275. Holles Duke of Newcastle to the Lords of the Treasury acquainting them with His Majesty's appointment of Colonel Thomas Lascelles to inspect the demolition of the works at Dunkirk erected there contrary to treaty, at an allowance of 3l. per day. 1 page.
Endorsed:
—“To stop 2l. 2s. 6d. for fees due to the Secretary's office for this letter.” [Ibid, No. 62.]
May 23.276. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Stamps enclosing from the Lords of the Treasury the report on the memorial of Mr. Thompson, late Receiver General of the Stamp revenues, and Thompson's answer thereto, in order to the framing a case for the Attorney General's opinion as to how far Mr. Thompson or his sureties are answerable for the frauds of clerks continued in that office after Thompson's patent was revoked and before Mr. Cartwright, his successor, had given security and was sworn.
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 438.]
May 23.277. Warrant under the royal sign manual to Spencer Earl of Wilmington, Paymaster General, to pay to Sir William Strickland, Secretary at War, 1,000l. per annum out of the poundage deducted from the pay of the forces in addition to the 365l. allowed him on the establishment, and a further 450l. for clerks &c. for his offices. Same to date from 1730, May 11. Given at the Court at St. James's.
[King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 502–3.]
278. Same to same for the payment of 200l. per annum to Sir William Strickland for rent of a house, there being none in the royal gift vacant at present. [Ibid, p. 503.]
May 24.279. Letters patent in Latin by the King, granting John Trevor, Esq. the dignity of counsellor at law, with a fee of 40l. per annum. [Ibid, XXX. p. 33.]
May 25.280. J. Scrope to Mr. Wither transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury, for report, the Duchess Dowager of Marlborough's memorandum and accompt of repairs needed in the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 439.]
281. Same to Commissioners of Excise transmitting from same the representation of James Dickinson. [Ibid.]
May 26.282. Statement of approval by the Lords of the Treasury of John Grainger, Esq. to be first clerk in the office of Sir Charles Turner, Bart. one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefacing:—Turner's presentation of Grainger to the Lords of the Treasury for approval to that office, and extract from the Act of Parliament relating thereto for the better observation of the course anciently used in the Receipt of the Exchequer.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 270.]
May 26.283. The petition of William Cobbe, late Receiver General of the Taxes for Cheshire, for leave to convey his estate to trustees to be sold for discharging his debt to the Crown, read and referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
The petition of James Manby and Mary Chamberlain, executors of John Manby, late Receiver General of the Taxes for part of Lincolnshire, for extraordinary allowances for 1719–26 and three-quarters of 1727, read. Their Lordships adhere to former minutes of the Board by which an entire stop has been put to payments of this nature, excepting some small counties where the receiver's poundage scarce answers the charge. “As the Parliament calls every session for accounts of arrears of taxes out of which such like rewards used to be paid and apply them to the public service, they cannot relieve petitioners therein.”
The petition of Samuel Robinson, Esq. to be Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for the cities of London and Westminster, &c read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.
[Register of Papers VI. p. 166.]
May 26.284. The report of the Commissioners of Customs of April 30 last on the petition of John Barber and Sir John Williams, Sheriffs of London, concerning the escape of George Pilborough from Wood Street Compter, read. Proceedings against the Sheriffs to be stayed till Michaelmas term next.
Tuesday next, forenoon, appointed for considering the appointing the receivers for the land tax, 1730. The Commissioners of Taxes to attend then with their certificates and accounts.
The petition of the executors of John Manby, late Receiver of the Land Tax for Lindsey Division, Lincolnshire, read for the allowances heretofore made to receivers for extra expenses, which, according to a, report of 1722, June 21, amount to 240l. Their Lordships adhere to former minutes of this Board, by which an entire stop has been put to payments of this nature, excepting some, small counties where the receivers' poundage scarce answers the charge.
The Commissioners of the Navy to furnish an account of the three months' course to the navy and victualling, and of the disposition of the money remaining to be issued anno 1730.
Col. Thomas Lascelles sent to Dunkirk to inspect the demolition of the works that may have been erected there contrary to treaty, to have 3l. per day, commencing from February 21 last, according to the King's wish conveyed in the Duke of Newcastle's letter of the 23rd instant.
Sir Wm. Strickland's letter of the 22nd instant, with an estimate of the expense of providing a new set of arms for Kane's regiment amounting to 1,594l. 16s. 11d., and proposing payment of same out of the ecclesiastical revenues of Minorca, read, and Col. Kane called in. The matter ordered to be stated in a memorial, as the fund for these arms has been already received by Col. Otway, who died indebted to his regiment.
The order of the Committee of Council, dated 1730, April 15, read, referring to the Lords of the Treasury the petition of Raymond Canter, of [Port] Mahon, for money due to persons employed in carrying on fortifications at St. Philip's Castle, under the direction of Brigadiers Petit and Durand. Petitioners' pretensions to be left to their remedy at law.
The Commissioners of Forfeitures in Scotland to have the warrant for their allowances to Lady Day, 1727, indorsed upon a further memorial from the said Commissioners for 10,438l. 1s. 4d. on the cancelling of the former warrant.
Petition of Catherine Langley for His Majesty's charity, alleging herself to be the daughter of William Duke of Hamilton and in a starving condition, read. Their Lordships can do nothing therein.
Lord Cornwallis's letter of 1730, April 15, read, for 20l. reward, aud for 13l. 12s. 6d. expended by George James, one of the under keepers of Dean Forest in his defence for shooting dead one Glassenberg, a deer stealer, read and agreed to.
Postmaster General's report of 1730, April 24, on the petition of Wm. Wilson, contractor for the Irish packet boats, to be repaired (sic) losses by shipwreck, &c. returned to the Postmaster General for statement of opinion.
The report of the Commissioners of the Customs of 1729, November 26, on Edward Blackston's petition for the same salary with the other supervisors of the riding officers of the Western Division of Sussex, read and approved.
Jonathan Selby to be appointed stamper in the room of Kingdon, superseded.
Order for the preparation of a King's letter to the Lord Lieutenant for paying Wm. Henry Lawman and Herman Hobourg 2,000l. on their pensions.from Lady Day, 1728.
Richard Belbin's letter concerning his services in informing against smugglers referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
Order for the preparation of a warrant for the issue of 586l. 7s. to Samuel Buckley for particulars furnished in the printing way, 1729–30, January 7 to 1730, May 6. “Wherein is included 59l. 9s. 8d. paid Mr. Tonson for Rymer's Foedera, given by His Majesty to a foreign minister.”
Mr. Chancellor conveys the King's consent to whatever may be done in Col. Charteris's favour. His petition accordingly referred to the Attorney General to report.
Mr. Chancellor to lay the following papers before His Majesty: The Memorial of the Board of Works, representing the bad condition of the road in Hyde Park, and that the thorough repair thereof will amount to 841l. 6s.: The address of the House of Lords for the east end of the Painted Chamber and the side wall thereof next Cotton House to be pulled down and rebuilt: Consul Russell's letter and agreement with Bashaw Hamet for the redemption of captives, on which account the consul advises that he has drawn bills on the Treasury for 6,570 dollars.
John Grainger, appointed by Sir Charles Turner his first clerk, approved and sworn.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 301–4.]
[Before
May 27.]
285. The petition of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies, to the Lords of the Treasury. The duties of 15 per cent. on muslins and calicoes are repayable without delay in case of re-export. The Receiver General constantly reserved in his hands sufficient of the duties to answer the drawbacks without delay until the practice was altered by a minute of the Treasury in the time of the Earl of Godolphin, then, Lord High Treasurer, directed to the Commissioners of the Customs, commanding the Receiver General to pay every week into the Exchequer all such sums as should come into his hands. “By this means those merchants that had bought goods at the East India sales and had exported them could not receive the said drawback, though they were in possession of their debentures, and were obliged to keep them till a following sale, when they gave them to the Company in payment for goods then bought. And as this was a great hardship, in order to avoid that they have all since late years applied to your petitioners, in order that they would prolong their sales to that length of time that the debentures for the goods bought at the beginning of a sale may be perfected at the Custom House, and that they could then give them in payment to the Company before that sale expired, which in some times continued upon that account for 4 months together, which otherwise would hardly have been so many weeks.” This is detrimental to the revenues of the Crown, and creates also a great confusion in petitioners' affairs, but is a thing they cannot well avoid, upon account of the strong application of the buyers. Therefore pray suitable provision for satisfaction of the necessary drawbacks. 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a.) Report, dated 1730, May 27, from Rob. Paul and E. Williams to the Commissioners of the Customs on the memorial from the United East India Company. “The company, pursuant to the Acts 11 & 12 Wm. III. and 3 & 4 Anne, constantly pays the 15 per cent. on muslins and calicoes in 20 days after the end of their sales, and the nett money remaining after payment of debentures is forthwith paid into the Exchequer. Sometimes it has happened that the money has been paid into the Exchequer and several debentures, then become due in point of time and very little wanting to finish them, have been postponed to next sale, which caused much clamour and uneasiness among the merchants, who conceive they have a just right to be paid their drawbacks for goods exported by them as soon as possibly their debentures can be finished. The apprehension of this inconvenience to happen again to them or that the East India Company should be obliged to take them of them in payment, and keep them till the next sale has been the cause as we conceive of their application. But as great care was taken during the last sale and within the 20 days after it, to give the utmost despatch to their debentures they have this time been paid so to their satisfaction that no one complains.” 1 page.
(b.) Another memorial of the East India Company to the Commissioners of Customs, signed by Charles Du Bois, treasurer of the Company, and to the same effect; together with a minute, dated 1730, May 9, of the receipt and reading of same by the Commissioners of the Customs; and certificate, dated 1730, May 12, by H. Selwyn, Receiver General of the Customs, to the effect that by the Act of Parliament and his patent he was obliged to pay the money received from the collectors of the Customs weekly into the Exchequer. 3 pages.
(c.) Notes concerning the Acts of Parliament bearing on these taxes. 2 pages [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 63.]
May 27.286. Col. Kane's memorial for a new set of arms for his regiment, to be paid for out of the revenues of Minorca, read. The Receiver of the revenues there to inform their Lordships whether those revenues, including the ecclesiastical rents, will be capable of answering payment of 1600l. over the present charge upon them.
Order for the preparation of the necessary warrant for the usual appointments to the Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer now enjoyed by Sergeant Birch.
Order for the payment by the Treasurer of the Navy to Major Wm. Churchill of 657l. 15s. 4d. remaining out of 2,107l. 15s. 4d. due on the late King's warrant of 1722, August 24.
Order for the issue of 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for messengers' foreign voyages.
The report of the Commissioners of the Customs of 1730, May 6, on the petition of Wm. Willson and Galfrydus Mann for a discharge of His Majesty's moiety on a verdict against them for woollen cloths imported, being prohibited and entered under a wrong denomination, read and agreed to.
Mr. Auditor Harley's state of the final account of the late Earl of Cadogan as Master of the Robes to His late Majesty, read and ordered to be passed on payment of the balance of 69l. 17s.
The Earl of Cadogan's balance and an additional 5l. 5s. to be paid to Lord Malpas to satisfy his surplusage of 75l. 2s. as Master of the Robes to the late King.
The report of the Commissioners of the Customs of 1729, December 19, on Josiah Colebrook's petition for consideration for his services, read. 100l. further ordered him out of moneys recovered from smugglers.
“Mr. Chancellor acquaints my Lords that the King has been pleased to declare his pleasure that the Lord President of the Council and Lord Privy Seal shall in lieu of all former salaries and appointments have the following certain allowances paid them at the Exchequer for the future, viz.: the Lord President 4,000l. per annum and the Lord Privy Seal 3,000l. per annum.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 305–6.]
May 27.287. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Navy conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for an account of what will pay three months course to the Navy and victualling to the end of 1727 [sic? 1729–30], January; as also an account of the disposition of the money issued to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Navy and victualling out of supplies 1730; and at what times the residue of this year's supplies may be issued to accommodate all naval services between this and the next meeting of Parliament. [Letter Book XVIII. p. 439.]
May 27.288. Privy Seal directed to the Lords of the Treasury for payment of 40s. per day as entertainment and allowance to John Crookshanks, Esq. Secretary to the Commissaries appointed to treat with those of the King of Spain concerning matters rising out of the Treaty of Seville, same to date from Lady Day last. [King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 1.]
May 27.289. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for execution of a warrant dated 1728, July 22, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu for the delivery of 18 colours to the Third Regiment of Foot Guards.
Memorandum:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 162l. or thereabouts. 1720, May 22. Tho. Dummer; John Halls, Comptroller. [Lord Chamberlain's Warrant I. p. 324.]
290. Same from same for execution of same, of date 1730, May 9, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu for the delivery of a rich purse to Lord Wilmington, Lord Privy Seal.
Memorandum:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 21l. or thereabouts. [Ibid.]
291. Same from same to the Master of the Jewel Office for the execution of a royal sign manual dated St. James's, 1730, May 16, for the delivery to Charles Earl of Tankerville, this day elected Knight of the Thistle, one great collar of that order with an enamelled St. Andrew appendant thereto, also the medal of gold to be worn on the ribbon of the said order as usual.
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to. 200l. or thereabouts. R. Sedgwick. [Ibid.]
292. Same from same for execution of a warrant, dated 1730, May 16, from the Duke of Grafton to the. Duke of Montagu, for the delivery to the Rev. Dr. Booth, Register of the Order of the Garter, one ream of large paper, one ream of 4o. paper gilt, 100 of pens, 100 of the best quills, one ream of horn, one pound of hard wax, one box of Dutch wafers, and one bottle of ink.
Memorandum:—The particulars of this warrant will come to 5l. 14s. 6d. 1730, May 25, [Ibid, p. 325.]
293. Same from same for execution of same, dated 1730, May 16, from the Duke of Grafton to James Brudenell, for delivering to Lord; Bingley, Treasurer of his Majesty's household, 1,000 ozs. of white plate.
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount unto 400l. or thereabouts. R. Sedgwick. [Ibid, p. 325.]
May 29.294. Formal letter from Edmund Bishop of London to the Lords of the Treasury, requesting the ordering of the royal bounty of 20l. as passage money for George Holme, M.A. appointed a minister in the Leeward Islands. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 64.]
May 30.295. Holles, Duke of Newcastle, to the Lords of the Treasury, conveying His Majesty's pleasure for their issuing 200l. for a present to the Dey of Algiers, “Rear Admiral Cavendish, who has lately been at Algiers to adjust some matters that were in dispute with that Government, having upon that occasion promised the Dey that he should receive a present of a ring of 200l. value as a mark of the King's favour.” [Ibid, No. 65.]
May 30.296. Report of E. Harley, Auditor of Imprests, to the Lords of the Treasury on the accompt and papers relating to the 2,473l. 5s. 6d. paid by Thomas Moore, Esq. Paymaster General of the Forces abroad to the late Queen, to Brigadier General Sutton, for defraying the charge of bringing over from Flanders to England seven battalions of the British forces about the time of the demise of the Queen, for which the said Sutton stands in super on Moore's account between 1713, December 25, and 1714, October 24. Sutton was commanded by order of the Duke of Ormonde of 1714, July 30, to repair to his post in Flanders to take the care of the transportation as above, and to hire shipping if needed. He received the like order from Mr. Secretary Bromley by letter of 1714, August 3. The vouchers for payments connected herewith were handed to Moore and never returned to Sutton. Annexes Sutton's allegations in place of vouchers to the several articles of the account. 3 large pages.
Appending:
—14 pages of attested copies of entries made in the office of the Comptroller of the accounts of the army of the following documents; —
(a.) The command of the Duke of Ormonde to Richard Sutton as above, dated 1714, July 30.
(b.) Order of the Lords of the Treasury, dated Kensington, 1714, July 31, for the application of 2,000l. for bringing home the seven battalions,
(c.) Order of the Lords Justices to Sutton, dated Whitehall, 1714, August 3, for the transportation, together with an extract of the letter from Mr. Secretary Bromley to the Earl of Strafford, of date 1714, August 3, desiring him to request the aid of the States for the embarkation.
(d.) Memorial of Thomas Moore to the Duke of Ormonde, dated Pay Office, 1714, September 29, concerning the account of the transportation; and order of the Lords of the Treasury thereupon, dated 1714, September 29.
(e.) Report of P. Meadows and J. Bruce, Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army, to the Lords of the Treasury, dated Privy Garden, 1714, November 9, on Moore's memorial.
(f.) An account of money laid out by Sutton on the transportation, with Sutton's allegations in place of vouchers to same. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIII. No. 66.]