|July 2.||402. Royal sign manual commanding the commencement from 1729, December 29, of the establishment of three regiments of foot of Brigadier Newton, Colonel Hayes, and Colonel Middleton. Dated at Windsor.|
Appending:—The detailed establishment for the said three regiments, and a warrant under the royal sign manual directed to the Paymaster of the Forces for deducting 12d. in the pound and one day's pay in the year out of all payments issued on the above establishment. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 1]
|July 11.||403. The representation of the Commissioners of Taxes for taking off the respites respectively set upon—|
Mr. Hartley, Receiver General for Bucks,
Mr. Banks Receiver General for part of Lincoln,
Mr. Allen Receiver General for part of Norfolk,
Mr. Flower Receiver General for part of Wilts,
Mr. Whitefoord Receiver General for part of Scotland,
read and agreed to. [Register of Papers VI. p. 171.]
|July 11.||404. Statement of opinion by the Attorney General on the following case submitted concerning the importation of Spanish tobacco from the British plantations:—|
“Virginia tobacco comes from thence in the leaf tied up in bundles at one end thereof, but the Spaniards always export tobacco in large rolls of — pounds weight, each of which is called pudding or roll, and therefore in the book of rates Spanish tobacco in pudding or roll is valued at — per pound, but the officers of the Customs refuse to admit the importation of this Spanish tobacco in pudding or roll into England from the English colonies, calling it manufactured tobacco, and alleging that no manufactured tobacco is allowed to be imported from the English colonies, though this pudding roll is only the common method of package used among the Spaniards, and nothing is done to it after it comes out of the Spaniards' hands till it gets to England.”
Therefore demanded:—(1.) Whether the Acts prohibiting the importation of manufactured tobacco from the British colonies extend to any other tobacco except such as is manufactured in those colonies? (2.) Whether tobacco or any other produce of the Spanish dominions in America may not be imported on the same terms from the English colonies as from Old Spain? The first question the Attorney General holds to depend upon the second and the second upon the Act of Navigation, 12 Car. II. c. 18, and to be decided only by fact and usage. 2 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 2.]
|July 13.||405. Windsor Castle, Treasury Chambers.|
Col. Charteris' petition for commissions to issue for finding his estates forfeited to the Crown on his being convicted of a rape, in order to a grant of restitution, ordered to be submitted to the King.
The petition of Charles Mason against Sir Bibye Lake's having a grant of his extended estate on Sir Bibye's discharging Mason's debt to the Crown, referred to Mr. Cracherode.
The letter of the Commissioners of Taxes of the 11th instant, for removing respites on the under-mentioned receivers, read and agreed to:—Wm. Hartley, Bucks. Langly Banks, Lincoln. Wm. Allen, Norfolk. Henry Flower, Wilts. Allen Whiteford, Scotland.
The memorial of the Treasurer of the Navy, of the 13th instant, for 24.065l. to pay ships, and 14,853l. for half pay and pensions, read and ordered
The petition of Robert Manning and three others, ancient Yeomen of the Guard and exempt from duty, for an allowance in the Great Wardrobe for their clothes, referred to the Master of the Great Wardrobe.
The report of the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts of 1730, May 30, on Missing's demands for victualling the garrisons of Placentia and Annapolis from 1728–9, January 1, to 1729, June 30, read, and warrant ordered for 1,597l. 1s. 0¾d.
The report from same, dated 1730, June 24, on Missing's demands for victualling Gibraltar between 1729–30, January 12 and March 8, read, and warrant ordered for 4,014l. 4s. 9½d. accordingly.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for issuing 1,000l. to Charles Wither, Esq. on account of charges for levelling, repairing, and making the ridings, bridges, and causeways in Windsor Forest.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for the issue of 3,600l. secret service money to Mr. Scrope.
Order for the issue of 4,295l. 10s. to Mr. Chetwynd to clear the French Protestants on the allowance for six months to Midsummer, 1730. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 324–5.]
|July 13.||406. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the execution of two warrants, dated 1730, June 9, from the Duke of Grafton to James Brudenell, to deliver to Lord Effingham Howard 110 ozs. of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will amount to 60l. or thereabouts
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. 330.]
|July 13.||407. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 3,600l. to John Scrope for secret service.|
Memorandum:—Warrant signed by the Lords of the Treasury, July 14. [King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 30.]
|408. Same directed to same for the issue of 1,000l. upon account to Charles Wither towards the charge of levelling, mending, and enlarging the ridings, bridges, and causeways through Windsor Forest, for the King's more convenient hunting in the said forest.|
Memorandum:—(As preceding memorandum). [Ibid.
|409. Warrant under the royal sign manual to Henry Finch, Receiver of the Revenues of Minorca, for the allowance of 30s. per day to William Horneck, appointed Chief Engineer at Port Mahon by John Duke of Argyle and Greenwich, Master General of the Ordnance, by a commission under his seal of date 1727, November 1. Also for all arrears to him on the same allowance from 1721, August 30, the date of the warrant of the late King for that allowance. Given at the Court at Windsor Castle.|
[Ibid, pp. 30–1.]
|410. Same to same for the payment of the allowance of 20s. per day to Col. Richard Kane, as Lieutenant Governor of Minorca.|
|411. Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for the preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal for the payment of the yearly salaries of 1,000l. each to Thomas Earl of Westmorland, Paul Docminique, Thomas Pelham, Martin Bladen, Edward Ashe, Sir Orlando Bridgeman, James Brudenell, and Sir Archer Crofts, Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, together with the salaries of Alured Popple, their secretary, and other officials.|
Memorandum:—Privy Seal bears date 1730, July 22.
[Ibid, pp. 45–7.]
|July 13.||412. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs to pass 20 casks of flints on board the “Providence,” of London, Francis Boynell, master, same having been ordered by the officers of the Board of Ordnance.|
Prefixing:—Letter from Chas. Wills, Geo. Gregory, T. White, principal officers of the Board of Ordnance, to the Lords of the Treasury, dated Office of Ordnance, 1730, June 24, for the landing of the flints at the Tower wharf, and their lodging in His Majesty's magazine to prevent their being seized as a prohibited store.
[Customs Book XIII. pp. 89–90.]
|July 13.||413. Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw an order for paying to Nathaniel Blackerby, treasurer and receiver of the moneys by the Act of 5 Geo. 1 for building churches, & 18,000l. by way of imprest, and upon account to discharge sums payable pursuant to several Acts of Parliament relating to the said churches.|
Appending:—Certificate of the Commissioners for Building Churches to the Lords of the Treasury, dated Old Palace Yard, Westminster, 1730, June 8. “We, whose hands are hereunto subscribed, Commissioners appointed by His Majesty for building 50 new churches in and about the cities of London and Westminster, do think it necessary and do desire that the several following sums may be issued at the Receipt of the Exchequer out of moneys applicable to the purposes following, viz. 3,000l. for the endowment of the new church at Bloomsbury; 3,500l. for that of the new church at Limehouse; 3,500l. for that of the new church at Deptford, and 8,000l. for rebuilding or repairing the old parish church of St. Giles-in-the-Fields …”
[Money Book XXXV. pp. 261–2.]
|414. Same from same to same to draw an order for paying to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England 160,000l. for one year by quarterly instalments, 1730, Midsummer, to 1731, Midsummer, on the annuity for the principal sum of 4,000,000l. purchased by the Bank of England from the South Sea Company by indenture of date 1722, October 23. [Ibid, pp. 263–4.]|
|415. Memorial of Dougall Cuthbert, Esq. to the Lords of the Treasury. Has previously applied for the payment of 2,500l. for the purchase of his interest in a grant to him of the office of Warden of the Fleet. Their Lordships thereupon directed that Mr. Gambier, present Warden of the Fleet, and memorialist should agree to whom the said money should be paid. There is a dispute between them as to 500l. part of the said money. Prays payment of 2,000l. pending a reference as to the other 500l. 1 page.|
Minuted:—With minute as below, under date 1730, July 15.
Appending:—(a.) A state of the case of Mr. Cuthbert relating to the office of Warden of the Fleet. 2 pages.
(b.) Cuthbert's previous petition for the payment of 2,500l. referred to above. Undated. 1 page
(c.) Memorial of James Gambier, Warden of the Fleet, to the Lords of the Treasury. Has paid Cuthbert 500l. in part of the 2,500l. agreed upon for the surrender of Cuthbert's reversionary interest. Desires repayment of that amount out of the 2,500l. provided to be paid by a clause inserted in an Act of Parliament last sessions. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 3.]
|July 15.||416. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the performance of the works at Count Bothmar's house adjoining the Cockpit, at the estimated 280l.|
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. 331.]
|July 15.||417. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland allowing the quarterly salary list of the Civil List Establishment of Scotland for the quarter ended 1730, June 24.|
Prefixing:—Bill in detail with names and amounts. (Total, 9,888l. 15s. 10¼d.). [North Britain Book IX. pp. 486–90.]
|418. Same from same approving same for the salt officers in Scotland for same quarter.|
Prefixing:—Bill in detail as above (total, 956l. 5s.).
[Ibid, pp. 491–4.]
|419. Same from same approving same for the officers of the Customs in North Britain for same quarter.|
Prefixing:—Bill in detail as above (total, 5,818l. 13s.).
[Ibid, pp. 495–507.]
|July 15.||420. Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe, or his deputy, for the preparation of a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of lands in Eton, Buckinghamshire, part of the Honour of Windsor, to Thomas West, at the annual rent of 3l. 6s. and fine of 136l.|
Appending:—(a.) Particular, in Latin, and memorandum of the premises, certified by auditor Thomas Jett, 1730, June 27.
(b.) Rated particular of same by Exton Sayer, 1730, July 2.
(c.) Entry, in Latin, of the release.
[Crown Lease Book II. pp. 62–4.]
|July 15.||421. Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Chamber of 5,973l. 4s. 11d. to clear the allowance in that office for Michaelmas quarter, 1730.|
Order for the preparation of a royal warrant to the Duke of Argyle, as Master of the Ordnance, for paying 569l. 13s. 9d. to Bacon Morris for works at Landguard Fort.
The land tax upon the salaries of the Master General, principal and inferior officers of the Ordnance, for the year ended Lady Day, 1730, ordered to be repaid out of the money raised by sale of old stores.
The Commissioners of the Navy to attend on Wednesday next, 22nd instant, about the disposition of the moneys remaining to be issued for naval services, anno 1730.
Mr. Pelham, Paymaster of the Forces, is for the future to receive proposals from Sir Joseph Eyles for the remittances required for the forces in Minorca and Gibraltar, or any other foreign service.
The memorial of the Duke of Grafton, with an estimate of repairs wanting in Whittlewood Forest and the Ring Mound, amounting to 749l. 1s. 9½d. read and referred to the Surveyor of Woods.
Order for the preparation of a warrant to be signed by the King for determining his pleasure as to the 1,500l. per annum payable to the Duke of Dorset, as Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports, and as to the 1,100l. per annum pension from Midsummer, 1730.
Memorials of James Gambier, Warden of the Fleet, and of Dowgal Cuthbert, relating to the 2,500l. appropriated out of the supplies, 1730, for the buying in Cuthbert's interest in the said office for the benefit of Gambier, read. Their Lordships will order the money to be paid as soon as Cuthbert and Gambier shall agree between themselves to whom same shall be paid.
The reports of Dr. Sayer, Surveyor General, of 1730, July 9, read, on the petition of Thomas Gibson, John Jacob, and Robert Jacomb, for a reversionary lease of Mary[le]bone Manor and Park. Agreed to for a fine of 1,000l. and an annual rent of 36l. 14s. 6d.
The petition of Robert Lord Bingley for a reversionary lease of 24 acres of meadow land called Kirkstall Ings, com. York, at a fine of 40l. and 4l. per annum rent, read. As these lands appear to belong to the Savoy Hospital, their Lordships suspend the consideration thereof till they shall come to some general resolution with respect to the lands and possessions of the said late dissolved hospital.
The petition of John Wrangham for a reversionary lease of a messuage on the north side of Piccadilly agreed to, for a fine of 45l. and a rent of 2l. 10s.
“Mr. Surveyor takes notice and acquaints their Lordships that he hath observed all warrants upon reports for granting or renewing of Crown leases before the year 1715 did require the surveyor to make forth a constat or send to the auditor for a particular of the premises to be leased. But since that year the requiring him to make forth a constat hath been omitted in such warrants, the direction being only for him to send to the auditor for a particular, and as he, in cases where constats are to be made (which he allows to be only such where no record of the premises to be leased lies before the auditor), can more readily, and with greater certainty, make forth the same than the auditor in regard his, the surveyor's, report, which is previous to the constat, is founded upon a thorough examination and description of the premises to be leased; it is his desire that the making forth a constat or sending to the auditor for a particular may be inserted in all warrants upon his reports in future; to which their Lordships agreed.”
John Hammerton to be appointed Receiver of the quit-rents, fines, and forfeitures in His Majesty's province of South Carolina.
The memorial of John Lawton, one of the Deputy Chamberlains, read touching standards to be provided and kept in the Exchequer for sealing the sacks and bushels to be used by the coal traders according to the Act of last session for regulating the coal trade. By the Act the sacks and bushels are to be sealed and marked at the Guildhall. Lawton is to inform himself of the steps taken by the city of London towards executing the Act, and report to the Commissioners of Customs.
Order for the payment to Lord Sutherland of the Midsummer quarter on his pension of 1,200l. per annum.
Same for Lord Warwick on his pension of 800l.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 326–8.]
|July 16.||422. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Navy conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for their attendance on Wednesday next about the disposition of moneys remaining to be issued for naval services out of the funds, 1730.|
[Letter Book XVIII. p. 447.]
|423. Same to Paymaster of the Forces, desiring him, at the command of the Lords of the Treasury, to receive, in future, proposals from Sir Jos. Eyles for the remittances required for the forces in Minorca and Gibraltar. [Ibid.]|
|July 16.||424. Privy Seal directed to the Lords of the Treasury authorising the payment to John Birch, formerly one of the Sergeants-at-Law, and appointed Fifth Baron of the Exchequer by letters patent under the Great Seal of 1729, December 11, of the annuity of 100l.: same to be made from date of the letters patent above.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 35.]
|July 18.||425. Report of Anthony Cracherode to the Lords of the Treasury on the petitions of Sir Bibye Lake and Charles Mason, Esq. Lake represents that Auditor Foley certified in 1724, June 30, that, by a state of the final accompt of Charles Mason, as Receiver and Paymaster of the Transport Service, ended 1708, April 19, and declared before the Lords of the Treasury, 1716–7, January 19, there was a balance due from Mason of 3,170l. 12s. 3d. In 1724. July, Mason applied to their Lordships for a warrant to Mr. Christopher Whittingham to continue to receive and pay the rents of his extended estate for two years longer, he having then paid off 2,248l. of that debt. Mason has since received the rents of his extended estate, but not paid any part thereof into the Exchequer in further discharge of his debt. Petitioner Lake being entitled to the principal sums of 2,700l. and 5,000l. by mortgages on Mr. Mason, obtained a decree in Chancery against him. By virtue of the said extent Mason has protected his estate against Lake and other creditors since 1716–7, January 9. Petitioner therefore prays that Mason be directed to clear and pass his account and the extended estate thereupon granted to petitioner, and further offers as an alternative to discharge the whole debt remaining due to the Crown, viz. 922l. 12s. 3d., on condition of receiving such grant of the estates. 3 pages. [Wrongly dated by Cracherode himself as April 18.]|
Endorsed:—“Mr. Mason to attend at the Cockpit on Wednesday morning at 12 o'clock.” “1730, July 27. To be further considered at a full board.”
Appending:—(a.) Sir Bibye Lake's petition, dated 1726, December 20, to the Lords of the Treasury, with order of reference thereupon, dated 1730, June 11, from the Lords of the Treasury to Anthony Cracherode. 2 pages.
(b.) Certificate by the Earl of Halifax, dated 1730, June 18, of the amount (2,248l.) paid into the Exchequer by Charles Mason between 1716–7, January 19, and 1730, June 18. 1 page.
(c.) Certificate by Duke Parsons, Deputy Auditor, of date 1730, June 17, of the balance due from Mason on the foot of the said account of the transport service. 1 page.
(d.) The petition of Charles Mason to the Lords of the Treasury in opposition to Sir Bibye Lake's petition; with order of reference, dated 1730, July 17, from the Lords of the Treasury to Anthony Cracherode. 1 page.
(e.) A list of the warrants staying process against Mason or appointing receivers of his estates.
(f.) Copy of the proceedings in the House of Lords on the case between Mason and Lake of date 1717, May 10. Signed by Wm. Cowper, Clerk of Parliament. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 4.]
|July 20.||426. Order for the preparation of a sign manual for paying 300l. to Governor Johnson towards the charge of maintaining here, and carrying back again, the Indian chiefs brought by Sir Alexander Cumings from Carolina to pay their duty to the King.|
Mr. Lowther to pay Lord Townshend his disbursements of 85l. 10s. being a year's pension to Mr. Melling of 50l. and 35l. 10s. paid to Holzendorff for an express he sent by order from Berlin to the Hague and back.
The late King's or the Lords Justices' warrant by which the minister, churchwarden, and overseers of the Reformed Protestant German Church in the Savoy hold their said church, together with a dwelling for their minister, is to be renewed according to their petition now read, with an additional clause that the garden belonging to the master's house, wherein the minister has a dwelling, be equally divided between the said minister and the minister of the English chapel there.
The report of the Commissioners of Customs of June 25 last on Robert Dinwiddie's petition for a yearly establishment as Collector of the Customs for the Island of Bermuda, at the rate of 30 l. per annum, read and agreed to.
By the representation of the Commissioners of the Customs and the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General, it is incumbent upon Mr. Ash, Comptroller of the Customs at Plymouth, to go down to Plymouth to take the oath of office as prescribed by law. He is to set forth on his journey thither without delay.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 329.]
|July 20.||427. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for the execution of a warrant, dated 1727, December 24, from the Duke of Grafton to Lord Lynne, Master of His Majesty's Jewel Office, for the supply of 120 oz. of gilt plate to the Lord Viscount Middleton, as a gift from His Majesty at the christening of his child.|
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 341.]
|July 20.||428. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to William Lowndes, one of the auditors of His Majesty's land revenues, to make out a constat or particular of the manor of East Greenwich, Kent, and of the Palace or Mansion House and park there, and of the piece of ground called the Old Tilt Yard and Queen's Garden, and the piece of ground heretofore used for a highway and now enclosed lying between the Park and Queen's Garden and the Old Tilt Yard. [Crown Lease Book II. 65.]|
|429. Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy to prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of four messuages in Piccadilly abutting south on Saint James's Churchyard, to Thomas Upton, of the parish of St. James, in the county of Middlesex, for 39½ years, to commence from 1740, Michaelmas, at the rent of 13l. 15s. and fine of 240l.|
Appending:—(a.) Particular and memorandum of the premises certified by Thomas Jett, 1730, June 22.
(b.) Rated particular of same by Exton Sayer, Surveyor General, June 26.
(c.) Entry in Latin of the release. [Ibid, pp. 65–8.]
|430. Same from same to the Surveyor General to send to the proper auditor for a particular of a messuage on the north side of Piccadilly in order to the passing a new lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to John Wrangham, for 46 years from 1734 Lady Day, at the rent of 50s. “being 2s. 6d. in the pound on 20l. reported by you to be the yearly value of the premises,” and fine of 45l.|
Appending:—Report, dated 1730, July 9, from Exton Sayer to the Lords of the Treasury on Wrangham's petition for reversionary lease as above. [Ibid. pp. 69–70.]