|December 1.||695. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs to stop the payment of the salary of 160l. per annum, inserted in the establishment of the Plantations, to the Collector of Philadelphia from 1729, Midsummer, to 1730, Midsummer, and from that time to discontinue it, and in lieu thereof to place on the said establishment the sum of 80l. per annum as an allowance to Wm. Erdmann Fox, constituted Collector of Philadelphia by letters patent of 1729, June 3, same to be for a boat and four boatmen, and over and above the salary granted to him by his patent. [Customs Book XIII. p. 140.]|
|December 1.||696. Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer acquaints their Lordships that the East India Company will now make but one payment of the 200,000l. and that it will be on Friday, the 18th, so that three months' course to the Navy and victualling may be issued on the 19th.|
Three letters from the Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of date November 25 ultimo, signifying the King's assent to the following items, viz. 740l. for clothing for the Battle-axe Guards; 843l. for clothing for the State officers, and 2,978l. 13s. 5½d. for furnishing the new Parliament House at Dublin. Warrants ordered to be prepared accordingly.
John Arnold is to have the next vacancy of a tidesman.
Sir John Bruce Hope is to be paid his arrears as late Governor of the Bermudas out of the 4½ per cent. tax.
John Roberts is to be one of the customers in the port of Southampton, loco Wm. Masterson, superseded.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 373.]
|December 2.||697. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General to make forth a constat or send to the proper auditor for a particular of the Earl of Cholmondeley's house or lodging within the precinct of the Palace of Whitehall, in order to the passing a new lease of same to George Earl of Cholmondeley for 28 years from 1752, December 19, at the old rent of 30l. and fine of 50l.|
Appending:—Report, dated 1730, November 24, from Exton Sayer, Surveyor General, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the Earl of Cholmondeley's petition for the above.
[Crown Lease Book II. p. 136–7.]
|December 2.||698. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 1,000l. to Samuel Robinson, Chamberlain of the City of London, to be distributed by him to the parishes within the city of London and the liberties as royal charity to the poor according to the directions of Edmund Bishop of London and Humphry Parsons, Lord Mayor.|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 96.]
|699. Same directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal for the issue by the Lords of the Treasury of sums not exceeding 100,000l. to Horace Walpole, Cofferer of the Household, by way of imprest and upon account for the ordinary and extraordinary expense of the Household. Given at the Court at St. James's. [Ibid, pp. 96–7.]|
|700. Same directed to same, for preparation of a bill to pass the Privy Seal to give authority to the Chief Justice and the Justices of the King's Bench to give warrant and allowance to any person assisting a prosecution in the Crown's behalf, of certain sums out of fines, to recompense labour and charges, provided the allowances do not exceed one-third of the fines. The allowances to be entered on the rolls of the Court of King's Bench. Also for payment of the termly fee of 10l. to the second Judge of the King's Bench for his pains in the above, and 10l. to the Coroner and Attorney for like pains in accounting for the said fines. Given at the Court at St. James's|
[King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 100–1.]
|December 2.||701. J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt, directing the attendance of the officers concerned on Friday, the 18th instant, to receive the 200,000l. from the East India Company, which they intend to pay in at one entire payment.|
[Letter Book XIX. p. 16.]
|December 2.||702. Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer acquaints my Lords that the King orders a new establishment to be formed for the pensions payable by Mr. Chetwynd, to commence and take place from Christmas next: as also a state of the national debts to be made out and laid before him.|
Order for an issue to the Cofferer of an allowance of 15l. per week, from October 15 last, to be paid to Sir Clement Cotterell to defray the lodging and diet of Elhadje Moham'd Assay'd, envoy from Algiers; same allowance to be continued during the envoy's stay here.
The Board of Works' memorial, dated the 1st instant, representing the charge of removing His Majesty's cisterns and the building over it in Hyde Park which supply St. James's with drinking water, read and agreed to, the remove being estimated at 250l., and occasioned by those cisterns standing in the way and obstructing the work now carried on in the said park by Mr. Wither.
The report of the Commissioners of Customs of 1730, June 4, in favour of John Johnston, for discovering frauds committed on board East India ships, to be brought to their Lordship's notice when the Commissioners of the Customs shall make a presentment in his favour.
Mr. Vansittart is to lay before their Lordships his title to Mote Park, and the rent payable for same, so as they may know what power the Crown has of redeeming the said rent, His Majesty being inclined so to do.
Colonel Pelham's letter on Mr. Keene's bills of expenses relating to the Removing Wardrobe, read and deferred.
The petition of the merchants of Valencia for the usual allowance of 4 lb. tarc on each basket of Denia raisins read and referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 374.]
|December 3.||703. J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Wine Licences directing the transmission to the Lords of the Treasury of an account of the arrears of the revenue under their management.|
[Letter Book XIX. p. 17.]
|December 3.||704. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for execution of works at the cisterns in Hyde Park, at the estimated cost of 250l.|
Prefacing:—Report from the Board of Works to the Lords of the Treasury representing that one of the cisterns and the building over it which supplies His Majesty's Palace at St. James's with the best drinking water stands in the way and obstructs the works now carrying on there by Mr. Wither, and that it will be necessary to remove it higher.
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 341.]
|December 3.||705. Order from the Lords of the Treasury for execution of a warrant, dated 1730, November 26, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, for the supply to the Sergeant of His Majesty's chapel for the use of His Majesty's chapel at St. James's, of the following: one Bible in 2 parts and 3 Common Prayer Books for the altar, 1 Bible in 2 parts and one Common Prayer Book for the dean, one Bible and 1 Common Prayer Book for the sub-dean, 18 Common Prayer Books for the lords' seat, 6 Common Prayer Books for the officers of the Green Cloth, 34 Common Prayer Books for the Gentlemen of the Chapel, a Bible in 2 parts for the lesson desk, 10 small Common Prayer Books and 4 Bibles for the Children of the Chapel, 12 small Common Prayer Books for the ladies, 1 Bible and 1 Common Prayer Book for the confessor, fine holland for 2 surplices for the dean, fine holland for 2 surplices for the sub-dean, 60 surplices for the gentlemen of the chapel, 12 surplices for the ministers, 36 surplices for the children of the chapel, 20 ells of fine diaper for the communion table, and to allow for making them, & 2 large trunks to carry the surplices and books upon the removal of the Court.|
Memorandum:—This warrant will come to 524l. or thereabouts. 1730, December 3. Thomas Dummer. John Halls, comptroller.
[Ibid, p. 339.]
|December 5.||706. “A state of the national debt.” 1 sheet.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 54.]
|December 8.||707. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury, for the issue of 7,130l. to John Scrope for secret service.|
Memorandum:—Warrant signed by the Lords of the Treasury, December 9. [King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 102.]
|708. Same directed to same for the issue of 2,000l. to John Hedges for the use of the Prince of Wales.|
Memorandum:—Warrant signed by the Lords of the Treasury, December 9. [Ibid, p. 48.]
|December 8.||709. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise authorising them to pay to Stephen Poyntz, Receiver General of the Excise, 578l. 11s. 6d. in full of all his charges and disbursements in carrying 2,514,748l. 6s. 3½d. to the Exchequer and striking tallies there on account of duties between 1729, June 23, and 1730, June 22.|
Prefacing:—Report from the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, December 2, on Poyntz's memorial praying allowance as above.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 305.]
|December 8.||710. Memorial of Anthony Cracherode to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 1,000l. for rewards and prosecutions against 13 persons convicted in the present sessions at Old Bailey for street robberies, and others yet to be tried. 1 page.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 55.]
|711. An account of the debts contracted since the representation of the House of Commons to the King on the 10th day of April 1728, and of the debts since discharged. 1 page. [Ibid No. 56.]|
|December 8.||712. Mr. Manning from the Agents for Taxes, acquaints their Lordships that the Court of Exchequer has given authority to the King's Remembrancer to appoint a receiver for the debts of Mr. Allen, late Receiver General of the land tax for part of Norfolk. Their Lordships are satisfied therewith.|
The Commissioners of Salt Duties to consider and lay before their Lordships the methods to be pursued for putting in execution the authority given to their Lordships by a clause in an Act passed the last session for taking off the duties on salt, to continue or appoint certain officers for not more than eighteen months for receiving arrears &c. of said duties.
The Commissioners of the Customs in Scotland, who have the management of the salt duties there, to be written to to the same purpose.
The Commissioners of the Navy to attend their Lordships on Tuesday, the 15th instant, about the money for seamen's wages.
Order for the preparation of a sign manual for 10,000l. to the Earl of Scarborough upon account for the ordinary and extraordinary expense of the stables.
Same for same of a sign manual for 50l. as royal bounty to a Tremezeen merchant, of Tripoli, according to His Majesty's pleasure signified by the Duke of Newcastle.
The memorial of Henry Davenant, of the 7th instant, read for the repayment of 413l. 1s. paid, anno 1723, for custom of goods brought from Italy, on his return from being envoy there, so that he might be on the same foot as other His Majesty's ministers. Referred to the Commissioners of the Customs.
A memorial read from John Nicholas, administrator and residuary legatee to Edward Nicholas, for 1,400l. to be allowed out of a remain of 1,556l. 7s. 8¼d. on the foot of Edward Nicholas's account as paymaster of the bounties and pensions of the late Queen Anne, upon account of an additional salary of 800l. per annum, alleged to be promised by the said late Queen. The request not granted.
The master of the barges and eight watermen belonging to the late King, and now unprovided for, are to be paid the moneys owing them out of the late King's arrears, viz. 57l. 13s. 11d.
The petition of the Earl of Rothes for stay of prosecution against him by the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland for the duty on beer brewed within the precincts of Stirling Castle, upon suggestion of being exempt from the same, read and referred to the Commissioners of Excise, Scotland.
Mr. Lowther is to pay Mr. Wilkins 240l. 16s. 8d. for the London journals delivered to the post office for the six months ended November 4th last, including 100l. for the writings, &c.
Sir Joseph Eyles' proposal for remitting the subsistence to Minorca and Gibraltar for two months, from 1730, December 25, to 1730–1, February 23, transmitted by Mr. Jacomb, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces, read and agreed to as follows:—
20,000 dollars for Gibraltar at sight payable in gold at 54½d. per dollar.
17,500 dollars for Port Mahon at sight payable in gold at 55d. per dollar. [Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 375–6.]
|December 9.||713. Petition of the Earl of Rothes [to the Lords of the Treasury]. Has served the Government many years as Governor of Sterling Castle, during which time he has brewed twopenny ale for the use of the garrison, as his predecessors have done. The Commissioners of Excise have filed a bill in the Exchequer Court, Scotland, requiring him to discover on oath the quantities of beer, &c. brewed within the said castle, 1722, May 22, to 1726, June 24, and pay the duties thereof. Prays a stop to the prosecution. Referred to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland. [North Britain Book X. p. 45.]|
|December 9.||714. Royal sign manual directed to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 13,137l. 13s. 8½d. to Jeffrey Elwes, Treasurer to the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, out of the revenues of the first fruits and tenths.|
Memorandum:—Warrant signed thereupon by the Lords of the Treasury. [Kings Warrant Book XXX. p. 102.]
|December 9.||715. J. Scrope to Arthur Vansittart, Esq. “The Lords of the Treasury desire you to lay before them with all convenient speed your title to Mote Park, which was laid into His Majesty's Great Park at Windsor, as also to the rent of 300l. per annum, payable by the Crown for the same, to the end their Lordships may know the state thereof, with the power reserved to the Crown of redeeming the said rent, His Majesty being inclined so to do.”|
[Letter Book XIX. p. 17.]
|716. Same to the Commissioners of Salt Duties in England, the Commissioners of Customs in Scotland, and the Commissioners of Salt Duties in Scotland, conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for a statement of the methods to be pursued for putting in execution the authority given by the Act of the last sessions concerning taking off the duties on salt, for the continuing for some reasonable time, not exceeding 18 months, such officers of the salt duties as shall be necessary for getting in the duties determined by the said Act, or any arrears of same.|
[Ibid, p. 18.]
|December 9.||717. Report of the officers of the Excise to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of John and James Mahew, importers of foreign exciseable liquors, for allowance of drawback on a cask of rum staved in and lost in removal from the quay. 1 page.|
Appending:—(a.) The petition referred to, with order of reference attached, dated 1730, November 28, from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise. 1 page.
(b.) Excise Office permit for the removal of the cask. 1 page.
(c.) Affidavit by Abraham Benskin and Benjamin Sindry as to the accident. 1 page. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 57.]
|718. J. Haldane to [? Sir Robert Walpole] enclosing his brother's memorial praying an order to the Commissioners of Customs to stop execution till they have made their report upon the last order of reference in relation to the proceedings against Haldane's brother and uncle. Further reminding his correspondent of the repeated promises in relation to the 2,000l. due to his brother, Patrick Haldane, as a Commissioner of the Forfeited Estates. “It appeared by the minutes produced that one of the Commissioners who has been paid attended the meetings but once to my brother's nine times.” 1 page.|
Appending:—(a.) The petition of Mungo, David and Patrick Haldane to the Lords of the Treasury praying arrest of the final judgment passed against them, by default, in the Exchequer, as sureties for John Haldane, late Collector of the Customs at Prestonpans, petitioners being in the course of accounting and disposing of their offices for payment of the balance due. 1 page.
(b.) The petition of Patrick Haldane to the Lords of the Treasury praying their warrant for his salary as one of the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates in Scotland until the final determination of their powers at Lady Day, 1727, from Lady Day, 1725. 1½ pages.
Endorsed:—Presented to the Treasury three several times by order.
(c.) The memorial of Arthur Ingram, Esq. late one of the Commissioners for the Forfeited Estates that acted in Scotland, to the Lords of the Treasury.
Has attended the commission in Scotland until the perfecting of the whole. But on the reference of the settling the accounts with the York Buildings Company to the commissioners and trustees in London, who acted therein till 1727, petitioner was prevented from regularly attending. Four of the commissioners have obtained orders for the payment of their salary of 1,000l. each to Lady Day, 1727. Prays same allowance to himself, he having been only paid to Lady Day, 1725. 2 pages.
(d.) A (part ?) series of original minutes of the proceedings of the Commissioners for Forfeited Estates in Scotland, extending apparently from 1726, August 31, to 1726–7, January 19, briefly as follows:—
Wednesday, August 31, 1726.—Scrope's letter of the 24th from the Lords of the Treasury to be entered in the book of Miscellanies. The governor and director of the York Buildings Company to attend to-morrow for settling the difficulties of the accounts of the purchase money of the several estates contracted for by them in order to the making out of the conveyances.
Thursday, September 1.—Mr. Wolfe brings from the Treasury the York Building Company's accounts with the public for estates purchased in Scotland. Colonel Samuel Horsey, Benjamin Robinson, and James Marye, attending as directors on behalf of the York Buildings Company, are ordered to draw up a memorial of the articles of allowances and deductions they claim.
Friday, September 2.—The above memorial presented and read.
Wednesday, September 7.—Resolved that the consideration of the different manner of accompting for the purchase money be deferred till production of the receipts for partial payments.
The deduction claimed on Hachett's affidavit refused. The Panmure estate reduced to 19 years' purchase. Consideration of the Winton estate put off till production of rental. Consideration of deductions for tithes deferred till receipt of a report from Edinburgh. The deduction claimed on the forehand rents of the Marischall estate refused. The claim relating to that part of the estate of Linlithgow carried off by the Duke of Hamilton deferred. An allowance promised on account of Mr. Wilson's annuity on Southesk, at the rate of nine years' purchase of the annuity. The 129l. 9s. 1d. and 8l. 9s. 11d. paid by the company for old arrears or rents to be allowed. Law expenses on appeals allowed.
Mr. Ross to send precepts to Anna Countess of Home, purchaser of the estate of Ayton, and Mrs. Margaret Balfour, purchaser of the estate of Burleigh, to attend in London in order to settle accounts and to pay the balances to the Receiver General in Scotland or the Commissioners will declare the sale of the estates void.
Friday, September 16.—Consideration of the York Building Company's affair deferred till the 22nd.
Thursday, September 22.—Same further postponed till the 29th. The precepts to Anna Countess of Home and Mrs Margaret Balfour signed.
Saturday, October 15.—The York Buildings Company to submit vouchers, &c. for the despatch of their affairs, the Commissioners having come to town and attended for the space of two months for it.
Thursday, November 10.—Colonel Horsey attended and represented that a case had been submitted to counsel on behalf of the York Buildings Company as to the justice in lower equity of the claims of allowances to be made by the company. At a general meeting of the company's court held yesterday a call of 6 per cent. was agreed on to raise the purchase money, and settlement would be made by March 1 at latest.
Saturday, November 29 (sic ? for 26). — A letter from Mr. Billingsley, Secretary to the Governor and Court of Assistants of the York Buildings Company, read.
Wednesday, November 30.—Mr. Ross to write to the York Buildings Company to complain of delay, and to demand the lodging in the office of the decrees for debts purchased by the company and assignment of same.
Friday, December 2.—A letter to the York Buildings Company read and signed.
Friday, December 9. — A letter from the York Buildings Company read. Mr. Ross to receive the decrees and assignments referred to.
Monday, December 12.—Two letters from Mr. Fordyce, agent to the York Buildings Company, read.
Wednesday, December 14.—The memorial of the York Buildings Company concerning allowances not yet given in, the consideration of their affair put off. So on, December 16, 20, 22.
Tuesday, December 27.—The memorial given in, together with a case for the said company, with counsel's opinion thereon.
Wednesday, December 28.—Mr. Ross to write Mr. Fordyce to produce the Vouchers of the case laid before counsel, and to give in the decrees on the estates of Linlithgow and Marischall. Patrick Haldane to attend to-morrow concerning the demands of the executors of John Haldane.
Thursday, December 29. —The memorial of the company of demands of allowances, and the statement of opinion of the Attorney General and Mr. Fane on the case submitted to counsel, read, and resolutions made as to the method of accompting in settlement with the York Buildings Company, all partial payments to be applied first to satisfaction of interest, as in the case of the purchase of the Pitcairn Estate by the company, and as applied to all other purchasers.
Resolutions also with regard to the coal and salt rents of Winton, let since the purchase, at 1,000l. a year, to Mr. Mathie.
Friday, December 30.—The claims for deductions by the York Buildings Company further considered.
Saturday, December 31.—Consideration of same resumed.
January 3 [1726–7 ?].—A deduction of 200l. allowed to the York Buildings Company on the purchase money of Panmure Estate, with interest from 1719, May 15, from which date the purchase money bears interest.
January 4.—Certain deductions to the York Buildings Company with regard to the Winton Estate purchase considered.
Thursday, January 19.—A memorial of the York Buildings Company concerning the accompts of the first four estates purchased, setting forth a new demand of two years' rent and declining to sign the accompts, read and entered. 23 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 58.]
|December 10.||719. Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Richard Hawkins, on behalf of himself and the rest of the people called Quakers. “Sets forth that Jane Woodcock being in possession of some houses in the Savoy, by a lease from the Savoy Hospital, which expires at Midsummer next, did demise to one Brooks part thereof, who built a meeting house in which the said people called Quakers have been in possession above 60 years. That their term therein being very short, prays to have a lease thereof for 50 years.” Referred to the Surveyor General.|
[Crown Lease Book II. p. 116.]
|December 10.||720. Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], authorising the passing of letters under the Great Seal of Ireland, granting to John Browning and Thomas Beake all the title of the Crown in the several mines and minerals to be discovered in the lands of which they hold leases, saving the rights of all persons holding leases or contracts from James Earl of Abercorn as to any mines, metals, &c. granted to the said Earl by letters patent of 1687, January 17. [Irish Book VIII. pp. 378–9.]|
|721. Same [to same] exempting Richard, Russell, Esq. a brigadier on the establishment of Ireland and field officer in waiting on His Majesty, from the tax of 4s. in the £.|
[Ibid, p. 380.]
|722. Same to same authorising the issue of the necessary orders to the Receivers General of the revenue in Ireland, to pay 2,978l. 13s. 5½d. towards completing the building of the new Parliament House in Dublin, it appearing from the memorial of Edward Lovet Pearce, Esq. and certificate thereupon of Luke Gardiner, Deputy Receiver General in Ireland, that over and above the 16,000l. granted by the Parliament of Ireland for that purpose (of which 15,078l. 1s. 6d. has already been issued) the sum of 2,978l. 13s. 5½d. gross is still wanting.|
[Ibid, p. 381.]
|723. Same [to same] directing the issue of the necessary orders to the Receivers General of the revenues in Ireland, to pay to Colonel Robert Burton, Colonel of the Battle-axe Guards, 740l. for new clothing the said company. [Ibid, p. 382.]|
|724. Same [to same] authorising new clothing to be provided for the officers of State in Ireland which is usually due once in three years, and for the issue of 834l. for that purpose, which, upon account of the additional duty on velvet, exceeds the 820l. issued for the last clothing. [Ibid.]|
|December 10.||725. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Sidney Godolphin, auditor of His Majesty's land revenues for the counties of Caermarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke, authorising him to make out debentures on the receivers and bailiffs of His Majesty's land revenues there to Thomas Rous, protonotary and clerk of the Crown of those counties, and of the village of Haverfordwest and Caermarthen borough, for the sums due to him for the said offices, according to the letters patent of 1715, July 30.|
Prefacing:—A certificate by George Wright, deputy auditor, that the fees in question amount in all to 17l. 6s. 8d. per annum.
[Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 306–7.]
|December 10.||726. Thomasine Paxton is to be distributor of stamps at Durham, in the room of Nicholas Paxton, deceased.|
Charles Mason's letter proposing Samuel Edwards or his deputy to be receiver of the rents of his estate in Shropshire until the balance due from Mason to the Crown as late treasurer and paymaster of the Transport Office be discharged, read. Edwards to be spoken to thereupon.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Ordnance of 20,000l. for the service thereof, out of the supplies, anno 1730.
The memorial of the Commissioners of the Customs of the 9th instant praying a warrant to empower them to grant deputations to such of the salt officers as they shall think necessary to be employed in managing the duty of 3d. per gallon on foreign salt imported after the 25th instant, read, and ordered to be considered on receipt of the report of the Commissioners of the Salt Duty to their Lordships reference of the 6th instant.
A report of John Pulteney, Esq. late Surveyor General, dated 1725–6, February 18, on Mr. Wimberley and Mr. Binfield's petition for filling up to 50 years their term in 11 messuages or tenements within the bailiwick of St. James's, read and agreed to.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 377.]
|December 14.||727. Report from the Commissioners for Wine Licences to the Lords of the Treasury in reply to the letter of the Lords of the Treasury of December 3, concerning certain arrears of revenue under their management still standing out and due. 1 large page.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 59.]
|December 15.||728. Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Alice Rudsby, widow, for the extension to 50 years of her interest in a house in Piccadilly. Referred to the Surveyor General.|
[Crown Lease Book II. p. 116.]
|729. Same from the Duke of Chandos concerning his former memorial to renew his interest in a tenement and several parcels of ground near Scotland Yard. Desires a reconsideration of the case as he can make the facts stated in the late Surveyor General's report thereon appear quite different. Referred ut supra.|
[Ibid, p. 117.]
|December 15.||730. Memorial from H. Pelham to the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of 20,960l. 1s. 11d. to complete the sum of 120,960l. 1s. 11d .in part of 241,259l. 1s. 3d. voted for the charge of 12,000 men of the troops of the Landgrave of Hesse, being the proportion of their pay from 1730, June 25 to December 24. 1 page. [Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 60.]|
|December 15.||731. Petition of Rachael Briggins, widow, to John Scrope Secretary to the Treasury, begging remittance of taxes, her husband, John Briggins, glazier to the Crown works in the Savoy and Somerset House, having been killed by a fall. 1 page.|
Endorsed:—With copy of order made at the meeting of the Commissioners of the Land Tax in the vestry room of St. Clement Danes, of date 1730, December 15, remitting the said tax. on Briggins. [Ibid No. 61.]
|December 15.||732. Order for the preparation of a sign manual for the issue of a further 1,500l. to Mr. Wither on account for works in Hyde Park.|
“The Commissioners of the Navy attending are called in, and my Lords discoursing them about the disposition of the remainder of the supplies, anno 1730, so as no failure may happen in pursuing the intention of the Act for the punctual payment of seamen's wages, the Commissioners say they are fully satisfied there will be sufficient left for seamen's wages till further supplies are granted, although 98,000l. or thereabouts be now issued to pay three months more on the course, and this notwithstanding 87,000l. or thereabouts has or will be taken, as they allege, from the head of wages within two years past for carrying on other services of the Navy.”
Sir William Strickland, Secretary at War, communicates the Duke of Newcastle's letter to him of 1730, October 22, desiring him to take care that the regiments of Newton and Hayes, lately gone or going from Gibraltar to Jamaica, be supplied with provisions till the Assembly there shall have agreed to furnish them, as they have formerly done. Their Lordships think six months' provision in addition to the five months' taken with them from Gibraltar to be sufficient. Strickland to consult with Missing as to the supplying same.
Sir William Strickland is also desired to prepare a warrant for distributing the 1,500l. granted the last session of Parliament for officers' widows.
The Commissioners of the Salt Duties attend with two representatives of the officers necessary to be continued after 1730, December 25, and of the officers to be dismissed from that date. To be considered on Thursday next.
The petition of the Duke of Chandos about the wharf in Scotland Yard is referred to the present Surveyor General.
The Commissioners of the Customs ordered to stop the commission given of their own authority to Robert Robinson, to be collector at New London in Connecticut in case it be not already sent away.
Baron Sparre having new credentials to His Majesty as envoy from the King of Sweden, desires that his equipage and a parcel of wine coming from France may pass as usual for a minister of his rank. The Commissioners of the Customs to give the necessary orders therein accordingly.
Mr. King, formerly chamber keeper to this office, is to be paid 50l. as royal bounty by Mr. Lowther.
Andrew Thauvet's affair relating to lands at St. Christopher is to be heard on Thursday next.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. pp. 378–9.]
|December 17.||733. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General to send to the proper auditor for a particular of 11 messuages in St. James's bailiwick, granted to the Earl of St. Albans by Charles II. or to make forth a constat thereof, as the case shall require, and to rate same in order to the passing a new lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to Bartholomew Wimberley and Henry Binfield, gent, for 34¾ years from 1740, Michaelmas, for a, fine of 880l. and a ground rent of 2s. 6d. in the £ on a yearly value of 485l.|
Appending:—Report, dated 1725–6, February 18, from J. Pulteney, Surveyor General to the Lords of the Treasury, on Wimberley and Binfield's petition for the above.
[[Crown Lease Book II. pp. 150–3.]
|734. Same from same to same to send the Clerk of the Pipe or his Deputy to prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of the lodgings in Whitehall between the Jewel Office and the Privy Seal and Signet Office, to Edmund Bishop of London, for 50 years, at the respective reserved rents of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 1l. 13s. 4d. without fine.|
Appending:—(a.) Particular and constat of the premises made and rated by Exton Sayer, dated 1730, December 1.
(b.) Entry of the release in Latin. [Ibid, pp. 153–7.]
|735. Same from same to same for same of the honour of Clare, in the counties of Norfolk, Huntingdon, and Cambridge, to John Fowle, of Broom, in the county of Suffolk, Esq. for 29 years from 1732, Michaelmas, at the respective rents of 5l. 0s. 2½d. 5l. 5s. 2d. and 20s. without fine.|
Appending:—(a.) Particular and memorandum of the premises certified by William Lowndes, 1730, December 7.
(b.) Particular of same rated by Exton Sayer, 1730, December 16.
(c.) Entry in Latin of the release. [Ibid, pp. 158–61.]
|December 17.||736. Order from same for execution of a warrant, of date 1730 December 4, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu for the usual allowances of one suit of clothes, &c. [as supra, under March 26 p. 345] to John Potter, one of the Children of the Chapel whose voice has changed.|
[Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 339.]
|December 17.||737. J. Scrope to Messrs. Cornwallis, Tilson, Rhodes and Manning, concerning the petition of Richard Gibbins and others, that 17 lottery tickets in the 1724 lottery and 25 in 1726 lottery, which were not brought in for certificates in time, may now be exchanged. “The Lords of the Treasury desire that you who have heretofore had the management of the affairs to which the petition relates, do take in the 42 tickets and make forth, sign, and deliver in the usual manner certificates in lieu thereof.”|
[Letter Book XIX. p. 19.]
|738. Same to the Commissioners of Customs on their memorial of the 7th, relating to deputations to salt officers to be retained. The Lords of the Treasury request them to confer with the Commissioners of Salt to consult on a scheme of management as below, in order to the presenting at one view the officers proper to be continued with regard to both commissions. [Ibid, p. 20.]|
|December 17.||739. On considering the presentments or memorials from the Commissioners of the Customs and the Commissioners of Salt Duties relating to officers proper to be continued or discharged after Christmas next, at which time the inland duties on salt are to cease, the Commissioners of Customs are ordered to consult with the Commissioners of Salt and fix between them a scheme of management for the continuation of the officers proper to be continued with regard to both commissions, together with those that shall be absolutely dismissed.|
The petition of Mr. Wilkinson, late receiver of the land tax for Yorkshire, to be removed by habeas corpus from Newgate to the Fleet, referred to the agents for taxes.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVI. p. 380.]
|December 18.||740. Report of George Wright, Deputy Auditor to the Lords of the Treasury, giving states of the land revenue accompts of the Principality of Wales, with the charge on and outgoings therefrom. The accounts of Sir Humphrey Howorth, Receiver General of North Wales, are engrossed for declaration to 1727, Lady Day. The balance thereof was 3,709l. 4s. 3½d. The accompts of Shreeve Paynton, Esq. Receiver General of the Land Revenue in South Wales, are engrossed for declaration to 1729, Michaelmas, with a balance due to him of 154l. 4s. 37/8d. 1 page.|
Appending:—A short state of the accompt of the land revenue for North and South Wales for one whole year, showing what the net produce thereof may yearly be. 2 sheets.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIV. No. 62.]
|December 18.||741. Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to George Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to draw an order for paying to Richard Wallaston, Receiver General of the Taxes for Salop, 2,995l. 11s. 1¾d. overpaid on his account of the ninth 3s. aid, 1721, to be repaid immediately into the Exchequer in discharge of the arrear of the like amount on his account of the sixth 2s. aid, 1722.|
Appending:—(a.) Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Richard Wollaston, Receiver General for Salop, praying a warrant to direct the 2,995l. 11s. 1¾d. overpaid by him, as above, on his account of the ninth 3s. aid, 1721, to be repaid and applied to his account of the sixth 2s. aid, 1722. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.
(b.) Report from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, December 1, on the above petition.
[Affairs of Taxes III. 333–4.]