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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1720, January-June', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 503-524. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87316 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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TABLE I.
Warrants, Letters, and Memorials of Minor Importance.
1729–30.
Date.Description of Document or Entry.Substance of Document or Entry.Reference.
Jan. 8Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Sir Philip Yorke, Attorney General.For the remitting and entering upon Record of satisfaction of the fine of 10l. imposed on Winifred Maxwiney, sentenced at Dick's Hall for throwing aqua fortis on Elizabeth Jones.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 229.
Jan. 9J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs in Scotland.Conveying the assent of the Lords of the Treasury to the further leave of absence in England of Allan, Lord Middleton, one of the said Commissioners.North Britain Book IX. p. 362.
Same to the Commissioners of Customs.Concerning the office of Mr. Arkwight, Collector of the Customs in the port of Dublin, who is in a declining state of health.Irish Book VIII. p. 348.
Same to same -On their report of December 12 ult. on Robert Belbin's petition. The Lords of the Treasury direct a strict inquiry into the cause of Belbin's arrest at the suit of Roger Hale, against whom he gave information for running goods.Letter Book XVIII. p. 421.
Jan. 10Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Authorising the establishing a pension of 200l. per annum for Sir Warren Crosby, on the resolution of the House of Commons of Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 367.
Jan. 21Same [to same] -Exempting Thomas Copleston, one of the Members of Parliament of Great Britain, and Register of the Forfeitures and Clerk of the Quit Rents and Crown Rents in Ireland, from the duty of 4s. in the £.Ibid, p. 357.
Same [to same] - -Exempting Wm. Lord Berkeley of Stratton, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, from the same duty.Ibid, p. 355.
-Same to same -Similarly exempting from the duty of 4s. in the £ Anthony Lowther, Member of Parliament in England, who is constituted one of the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland, as also Giles Earle, Edward Thompson, and Robert Sawyer Herbert, all Commissioners of the Revenue.Ibid, p. 356.
Jan.21Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.For stay of proceedings to the end of Trinity Term next against William Hutchinson of York, merchant, and Richd. Wright, his servant, under prosecution for buying and receiving run goods.Customs Book XIII. p. 24.
Jan. 22Petitions read -John Duxbury, prisoner in Newgate, on the penalty of a bond of 500l. given as a deputy King's waiter. Prays the King's mercy. Referred to the Commissioners of Customs.
Richard Brooks and Thomas Orange for leave to compound the penalty for running tobacco from the ship “Amelia.” Referred to same.
Register of Papers VI. p. 153.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.For the release of 34 prisoners, named, in various gaols for running goods and assaulting and resisting officers, on their giving security not to be concerned in smuggling again.Customs Book XIII. p. 26.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Salt.With regard to the representation from New York of identical tenure with entry 1729, November 12, supra.Letter Book XVIII. p. 414.
Jan. 26Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Exempting Charles Delafaye, taster of wines and other liquors, and surveyor of the outs and defects of the same, and Elizabeth Delafaye, his wife, housekeeper and wardrobe-keeper of the royal houses and furniture in the Castle of Dublin and at Chapelizod, from the duty of 4s. in the £.Irish Book VIII. p. 359.
Jan. 27Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising their acceptance of 120l. from Joshua Harle, as composition for his offence of running tea. With warrant from same to the Attorney General for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Prefixing.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, December 9, on Harle's petition to be admitted to compound.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 40–1.
Same from same to same -Authorising the distribution of the whole money recovered and in the sheriffs' hands on judgment against Edward Long for smuggling, amounting to 406l. 0s. 3d., one half towards His Majesty's part of the information, the other to the informers.
Appending.—Report, dated 1729, December 13, from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Sarah, wife of Edward Long, of Colchester, tailor, for the acceptance of a composition for her husband's offence.
Ibid, pp. 85–6.
Jan. 27Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Consenting to the allowance of 20l. per annum to Jacob Bury, as deputy customer of the port of Harwich, in such years as the fees amounted to more, and when less, then he to have the fees. The same regulation to be revived with respect to those patent officers whose patents are now subsisting. Future customers, comptrollers, or searchers in the outports to receive their offices on the same condition.
Prefixing.—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of date 1729–30, January 14, on Bury's petition, and recommending as above.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 27–9.
Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from James Tyrrel, Esq.For an extension to 31 years of his interest in certain lands within the Forest of Shotover and Stowood, in the county of Oxford. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 17.
Jan. 29Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Collectors of the Customs outwards, London port.Authorising the administering the oaths taken by under-searchers to Wm. Sharp, one of the five under-searchers in London port, on his admission to that office.Customs Book XIII. p. 30.
Feb. 3The representation of the Justices of Peace and Acting Commissioners of the duties on houses for Surrey.
The petition of John Sparry, late Receiver General of the Taxes for Worcestershire.
Same of Sir Thomas Read and others, sureties of Mr. Diston, late Receiver General of Taxes for Middlesex.
Complaining of the neglect of duty of Wm. Henn, surveyor of the said duties in the said county. Timothy Coniers, on his petition, appointed to succeed to the said employment.
For six months' further stay of process, in order to perfect the finishing of his accompts. Read, and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.
For stay of process till Michaelmas term next. Read, and referred to same.
Register of Papers VI. p. 154.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Concerning an Order in Council, dated at St. James's, 1729–30, February 2, for discharging ships from quarantine on producing clean bills of health, the Levant Company having petitioned against the Order in Council of 1728, July 4, imposing the quarantine on account of the plague then raging in Turkey, and the Netherlands not having for some time past required quarantine to be performed by ships from the Levant.
Prefacing.—The Order in Council in question.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 30–1.
Feb. 4Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] of Sir Thomas Read, Bart.On behalf of himself and others, sureties of Josiah Diston, Receiver General of land tax and duties on houses, Middlesex, 1724 and 1725, and bankrupt, concerning sale of remainder of trust estates. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 298.
Feb. 5Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] of John Sparry, late Receiver General of the County of Worcester for land taxes and duties on houses.Concerning his arrears for the years 1723–5 and the sale of his estates thereupon by Henry Roberts, assignee in trust. Prays stay of prosecution against himself. Referred to Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 298.
Feb. 6M. Frecker to Mr. MedcalfConveying the consent of the Lords of the Treasury to the stay of proceedings against George Swallow, owner of the ship “Frances and Elizabeth,” of Hull, until the next term.Letter Book XVIII. p. 423.
The petition of Henry Flower, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Wilts.For an overpayment of 1,360l. on the land tax, 1727, to be placed to his account of the land tax, 1728. Read, and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. p. 155.
Feb. 7Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.For allowing 500l. to Nathaniel Kinderley for discovering concealed effects of Cornelius Denn, lately dead, greatly indebted to the Crown.Customs Book XIII. p. 32.
Feb. 10The petition of Captain John Croker, Commander of the “Cambridge,” from New England.For stay of proceedings against him for running goods. Read, and referred to the Commissioners of Customs.Register of Papers VI. p. 156.
Feb. 11J. Scrope to the Comptrollers the Army Accounts.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report the lists of persons victualled at Gibraltar by Thomas Missing, 1729, November 17, to December 14.Letter Book XVIII. p. 429.
Feb. 20Same to the Commissioners of Customs in Scotland.For information as to whether the Commandership of the “Prince William” sloop is vacant or not by the reported decease of Robert Marsham.North Britain Book IX. p. 382
Feb. 24Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney General.For the entry of a noli prosequi to the information and conviction exhibited in Hilary Term, 12 Geo. I. against Edward Russet, then late of Harwich, mariner, for a riot in assaulting Joseph Southgate, an officer of the Customs, and Henry Wade and John Walton, his assistants, and for release of Russet.King's Warrant Book XXIX. pp. 465–6.
J. Scrope to A. Cracherode -Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the payment of 33l. 4s. 9d. to Lawrence Ring, gent. for disbursements as High Sheriff of Dorset, upon the death of Rich. Piercy, Esq. for the year 1728.Letter Book XVIII. p. 427.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise.Authorising the payment to Sherman Godfrey of 417l. 3s.d. being the Excise duty on liquors consumed by fire, in accordance with a report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, of date February 17.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 234.
Feb. 25Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.For the enlargement of Thos. Hipper, a prisoner in the county gaol of Surrey, for running goods.
Appending. — Testimonial in Hipper's behalf, signed by 60 inhabitants of Rotherhithe, Surrey, recommending him as an object of compassion.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 37–8.
Feb. 25Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] of Wm. Freke and others, sureties for John Shermer, late Receiver General of Taxes for Berks.Concerning the realising of Shermer's debt to the Crown. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 299.
Same from Wm. Upcott and John Colsworthy, merchants.On behalf of themselves and others, creditors of George Gould, of Exeter, linendraper, whose effects are seized by Veale, one of the Receivers General for Devonshire, under some pretence that Gould was one of the sureties. Referred as above.Ibid, p. 300.
Feb. 26Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties.Directing an allowance of 10l. per annum on the establishment of their office to Alexander Barham, in addition to his present salary of 90l. as first clerk to the Comptroller and Accountant General.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 241.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To stay all process till Michaelmas Term next against Sir Thomas Read and others, sureties for Josiah Diston, Receiver General of land tax and house duty for Middlesex.
Appending:—Report on Read's petition from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729–30, February 14.
Affairs of Taxes III. 300–1.
Same from same to same -To stay till Michaelmas Term next all process against John Sparry and his sureties for Sparry's debt as Receiver General of land taxes and house duties for Worcester.
Appending: — Report, dated 1729–30, February 14, from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on Sparry's petition.
Ibid, pp. 301–2.
Feb.
(end of).
- - -Statement of Treasury fees for the month of February, total 516l. 17s. divided equally ut supra under 1729, January 31, with signatures of Horace Walpole, John Scrope, and the clerks, for their respective amounts.Treasury Fee Book VI. pp. 355–61.
Mar. 3The petition of Sir John Meers.For directions to the Attorney General not to oppose his demand of a quit rent of 40l. 10s. in charge of the Receiver-General of the Duchy of Lancaster, and by him purchased from the late Earl of Portland. Read, and referred to the Attorney General.Register of Papers VI. p. 157.
Mar. 4The Report of the Commissioners of Taxes.On the petition of Wm. Freke and others, sureties for John Shermer, late Receiver General of the Taxes for Berks, for stay of process till Christmas next, read and agreed to.Ibid, p. 158.
The petition of Edward Young, Esq. late Surveyor of Woods.For reimbursement of law charges relating to several Regarders, &c. of His Majesty's forests. Read, and referred to the Surveyor of Woods.Ibid.
Mar. 5J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs in Scotland.Conveying the request of the Lords of the Treasury for the “Princess Louisa” sloop to be ordered to the Thames to carry north the working tools and ordnance stores, which will be ready by the middle of April, for carrying on the construction of roads in the Highlands.North Britain Book IX. p. 411.
Same to same - -Concerning the Commissioners' letter of February 19 relating to debentures claimed for foreign salt delivered over to the officers of the Customs at Anstruther in 1719, on which account large sums have been illegally detained from the Crown. No debentures are to be made out or delivered to the merchants unless the Commissioners are compelled by course of law.Ibid, p. 412.
Same to the Commissioners of Stamps.Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the taking proper method to secure and recover to the Crown the deficiency in the cash of William Thompson, late Receiver General of the Stamp Duties.Letter Book XVIII. p. 427.
Same to Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report a letter forwarded to them by the Duke of Newcastle from Monsieur Chammorel, and a representation of Peter Live relating to the ship “Four Sons,” under seizure at Portsmouth.Ibid.
Same [to same]Transmitting a grant from the Lords of the Treasury of leave of absence to Edmond Drake, one of the Surveyors of the Customs in Exeter port.Customs Book XIII. p. 40.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the payment of 32l. 19s. being moieties of seizures out of the “John and Mary” at Yarmouth, James Thompson, master, bound for Holland, and the “Anne and Aletha,” John Wilkinson, master, bound for Holland, to the officers concerned in the said seizures.Ibid, p. 39.
Mar. 7Same from same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To stay till Christmas Day next all process against Wm. Freke and others, sureties of John Shermer, Esq. on account of the debt due to the Crown from said Shermer, as Receiver General of the County of Berks.
Appending.—Report, dated 1729–30, February 28, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on Freke's petition.
Affairs of Taxes III. p. 302–3.
Mar. 10J. Scrope to the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report the petition of Thos. Meysey, late a riding surveyor in the Revenue under the management of the Commissioners.Letter Book XVIII. p. 427.
Petition of Col. Joseph Guest, Barrack Master in North Britain [to the Lords of the Treasury.]Praying payment of 875l. 6s.d. for firing, candles, &c. from 1728, December 25, to 1729, March 10. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.North Britain Book IX. p. 412.
Mar. 14The report of the Commissioners of Customs on the petition of Martin Duxbury.Proposing to release him from prison on surety. Agreed to.Register of Papers VI. p. 159.
Mar. 16A like warrant as supra under date 1729, October 14.For Wm. Wells to pay 1,570l. remainder of his purchase money for 157 acres in Cabeca Terre quarter, St. Christopher.Money Book XXXV. p. 20.
Mar. 17J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.A like letter to February 11 supra p. 506 concerning Missing's lists of persons victualled at Gibraltar 1729, December 15, to 1729–30, January 11.Letter Book XVIII. p 429.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the liberation from prison of Wm. Brewer, of London, surety with William and Robert Toll, late of London, merchants, for duties on tobacco, he being in a starving condition.
Prefixing.—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729–30, March 4, on Brewer's petition for release.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 43–4.
Same from same to same -For release of Martin Duxbury, a prisoner in Newgate, on report from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury of date 1729–30, March 11.Ibid.
Mar. 19The petition of Benjamin Wall and others, sureties for Jonathan Smart, late Receiver General for the County of Hertford.For stay of process. Read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. p. 160; Affairs of Taxes III. p. 303.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and others the officers of the Receipt.To accept sums on loan not exceeding 100,000l. on the land tax, 1730, as part of the 1,000,000l. authorised by the act granting the land tax; to be registered and paid next and immediately after the sum in bills already authorised.Money Book XXXV. p. 154.
Mar. 23Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury].Of John Thurston, of Holbrook in Suffolk, Esq. surety to the Crown with Nash, late Receiver of Land Tax for that county, in 27,500l., concerning the realisation of Nash's debt to the Crown. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 303; Register of Papers VI. p.161.
Mar. 24J. Scrope to A. Cracherode -Conveying the assent of the Lords of the Treasury to the expenditure incident to the drawing up the judgment and attainder against Colonel Francis Charteris and its entry on record, &c.Letter Book XVIII. p. 430.
Same to same -Conveying assent of same to the payment of 12l. 13s. 6d. to Nehemiah Lodge, attorney at law, for disbursements in the prosecution of Clement Habbard, for speaking treasonable and seditious words against His late Majesty.Ibid.
Mar. 24Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise.Authorising the discharge of Francis Holbeck, Frances Lucy, Gervas Balgny, securities for Lucy Burgoyne, late Collector of Excise, from liability of 203l. 4s.d. due for interest on 3,134l. 2s. 11d. owing by Burgoyne to the Crown at the time he failed, they having paid the capital sum.
Prefacing:—Report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated March 14, on the petition of Bourgoyne's securities.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 248–9.
Mar. 26Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Exempting Nassau Powlett, commonly called Lord Nassau Powlett, Auditor General of Ireland, from the duty of 4s. in the £.Irish Book VIII. p. 356.
Same to sameSimilarly exempting from same tax, Edward Southwell, Esq. Secretary of State for Ireland.Ibid, p. 358.
1730.
Mar. 26
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 150l. from Sir John Lock and Sir Wm. Ogborne, late Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, as a composition for the escape of Stephen Forgan from Wood Street Compter.
Prefixing:—Report from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729–30, February 5, on Lock's and Ogborne's petition to be admitted to composition, with details of the escape of Forgan.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 48–52.
Warrant under the royal sign manual directed to the Paymaster of the Forces.For the payment to Sir Philip Medowes and James Bruce, appointed by Letters Patent of date 1727–8, January 19, Comptrollers of the Army Accounts, of 900l. for the charge of their office, their annual salary of 1,500l. being inserted in the yearly establishment, but the 900l. continuing to be charged on the sum allowed for contingencies upon account. Given at the Court at St. James's.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 477.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.To apply and distribute the income of the General Fund to the uses to which same is applicable.
Appending:—An account of the income for the quarter ended 1730, March 25, of the General Fund established for raising 724,849l. 6s. 101/5d. per annum to pay annuities on the Act of 3 Geo. I. for redeeming the lottery funds and other purposes therein mentioned.
Money Book XXXV. pp. 156–7.
Same from same to same -To issue and apply the income of the Aggregate Fund established 1 Geo. I. for the Bank and others for the quarter 1729, December 25, to 1730, March 25.
Appending:—“A statement of the General or Aggregate Fund” for the quarter, &c. as above.
Ibid, pp. 164–5.
March (end of.)Statement -Of Treasury fees for the month of March, total 394l. divided equally ut supra under 1728–9, January 31, with receipts of Horace Walpole, John Scrope and the clerks for their respective amounts.Treasury Fee Book VI. pp. 362–70.
April 3J. Scrope to the Comptroller of the Army Accounts.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report Missing's list of persons victualled at Gibraltar, 1729–30, January 12 to February 8.Letter Book XVIII. p. 431.
April 7Same to the Commissioners of Excise.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report the letter and case of Francis Harrison.Ibid, p. 431b.
April 7Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise.Authorising the discharge of Edward Withington, Collector of Excise, in his accounts, from the several sums due from John Evans for bills drawn by him on Joseph Chamberline. Chamberline to be set in super for 2,079l. 14s. 11½d.
Prefacing:
—Report dated March 14, of Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury on Withington's petition.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 249.
April 8J. Scrope to A. Cracherode -Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the payment of 15l. to John Dawson and Edward Milward for expenses in apprehending Thos. Earl for imposing on the Officers of the Exchequer by a forged certificate, in order to receive an annuity on survivorship.Letter Book XVIII. p. 430.
April 8Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 84l. 8s. and 35l. from Peter Guerin, master of the ship “Mary,” trading to Calais, on his composition for running wine. Together with warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729–30, March 4, on Guerin's petition to be admitted to composition.
Customs Book XIII. p. 55–6.
Same from same to the Woodward of New Forest.To fell dotard and decayed trees to raise 300l. for the wages of the officers and keepers of the forest for one year, due 1730, Lady Day.Money Book XXXV. p. 177.
April 9The like warrant as above, 1729–30, March 19, supra p. 509.For 100,000l. on loans on the land tax, 1730.Ibid, p. 154.
April 13Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Authorising the establishing of a pension of 200l. for Richard Lord Altham.Irish Books VIII. pp. 359–60.
April 15J. Scrope to the Auditors of the Imprests.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report, the papers concerning the super of 2,474l. 5s. for which process of the Exchequer will be issued against Brigadier General Sutton.Letter Book XVIII. p. 432.
April 15Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] of Vaughan Bonner, Receiver General for part of Lincolnshire.For an allowance on his total payments with the Exchequer for land tax and house duty annis 1707–10 and part of 1711, which amounted to 180,509l. 10s. 10d., so as to enable him to pass and clear his accounts. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. 304.
April 16The recommendation of Edward Thompson, Esq.
Petition of James Philips
For Wm. Baines to be Surveyor of the duties on houses in York, in the room of Charles Bean, deceased, read and ordered.
To be repaid his charges as Under Sheriff of Pembrokeshire in conveying to the Sheriff of Herefordshire, by habeas corpus, Thomas Atho, senior, and Thos. Atho, junior. Read and referred to Auditor Godolphin.
Register of Papers VI. p. 162.
April 20J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs.Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the Officers of the Customs in Minehead port to permit Edward Franklin to attend at the waterside in order to his instruction in the affairs of the Customs.Letter Book XVIII. p. 434.
April 20Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury [to the Commissioners of Customs].For enlarging Francis Haslewood from the Fleet Prison on security to surrender when required.Custom Book XIII. p. 56.
April 20Same from same to the Surveyor General.To send to the proper auditor for a particular of lands in the manor of Barrow, or Barton, Lincolnshire, and a house called Sheepcoat and lands in Goxhill, in the said county, in order to the passing a new lease thereof under the Exchequer Seal to Charles Howson, for 22 years from 1734, March 26, at the ancient rents of 2l. 5s. and 2l. 13s. 4d. and fine of 178l.
Appending:
—Report, dated 1725, November 15, by J. Pulteney, Surveyor General, to the Lords of the Treasury on Howson's petition for the above.
Crown Lease Book II. pp. 30–2.
April 21J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.A like letter to April 20, supra for the attendance of Anthony Stafford at the water side at Liverpool.Letter Book XVIII. p. 434
April 22Same to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.Enclosing from the Lords of the Treasury Missing's list of persons victualled at Gibraltar, 1729–80, February 9, to March 8, for examination.Ibid, p. 436.
April 23Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to John Conduitt, Master of the Mint, and the Auditors of the Imprests.Authorising the passing of the bill of incidents of Calverley Pinckney, deputy or solicitor under Sir Andrew Fountaine, Warden of the Mint.
Prefixing:—Said bill from 1728, Christmas, to 1729 Christmas; total 559l. 7s. 2d.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 252–64.
Dormant warrant from same to the Receivers Generals of Customs.For allowing to Edward Botterell, appointed to the office of one of the King's waiters, London port, a salary of 52l. per annum.Customs Book XIII. p. 60.
April 23Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury [to the Commissioners of Customs].To enlarge Christopher Stamp from Durham Goal, and John Hill from the Sheriffs ward in Exeter prison, on security to surrender when required.Customs Book XIII. p. 56.
Same from same to same -Authorising them to deliver up the collateral bond of George Nodes, senior, and Samuel Ongley, Esq. entered into for George Nodes, junior, who was prosecuted along with Martyn Duxbury for a breach of trust in allowing some hogsheads of tobacco to be landed without paying duty: the said Nodes, junior, giving security to surrender when required.
Appending:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, April 17, on the petition of Ann Nodes, wife of George Nodes, senior, as above.
Ibid, p. 57–8.
April 24J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report the petition of Daniel Avery, with order for stay of proceedings against him meanwhile.Letter Book XVIII. p. 434
A like warrant to that of 1729–30, March 19, supra p. 509.For 150,000l. in loans on the land tax, 1730.Money Book XXXV. p. 154.
April 25The Report of the Commissioners of Taxes [to the Lords of the Treasury].Upon the petition of Benjamin Wall and other sureties for Jonathan Smart, late Receiver General of the Taxes for Hertfordshire, for stay of process till 1730, November 10. Read and agreed to.Register of Papers VI. p. 163.
April 29Grant by the Lords of the Treasury to John Hannaway.Of lands in Thatcham, in Berkshire, belonging to Richard Phillips, but under an extent.Crown Lease Book II. p. 36.
April 30 (end of)Statement -Of Treasury fees for the month of April, total 514l. 7s. 3d. divided equally ut supra p. 13, under 1728–9, January 31, with signatures of Horace Walpole, John Scrope, and the clerks for their respective amounts.Treasury Fee Book VI. pp. 371–9.
May 1The petition of William Eliot Receiver General of the Taxes for Cornwall.For an overpayment of 788l. 15s. 10½d.by him made on the land tax, 1728, to be placed to his account of the land tax, 1729, read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. p. 164.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Allowing full salary to Mr. Lisle of Weymouth, during his leave of absence.Customs Book XIII. p. 59.
May 4Warrant under the royal sign manual to Spencer Lord Wilmington, Paymaster General.For the payment to Captain Marcellus Laroon, of the allowance of 15s. 6d. per day made to Mayor Matthew Steuart on his resigning his troop in the Royal Consort's own Regiment of Dragoons to the said Steuart.
Memorandum by three Lords of the Treasury. “We have been made acquainted with this warrant.” Whitehall Treasury Chambers, 1730, May 6.
King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 489.
May 5J. Scrope to the Board of Works.Conveying the order of the Lords of the Treasury for the repairing of the remaining half of His Majesty's private road leading to Fulham, this being the proper season.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 323.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the payment of 132l. to Anthony Green, lighterman, for informations in 1722 find 1723 against Nicholas D winger, Wm. Miller, and John Frombter, of London, merchants, of coffee re-landed contrary to bond.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, April 18, on Green's petition for the above.
Custom Book XIII. pp. 68–70.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury, for report thereon, the petition of Don John D'Abadia, agent to the King of Spain, and contractor for clothing the Spanish Army, concerning the duty of 5d. per piece on white woollen cloth exported.Ibid, p. 59.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept from Benjamin Dobbins, under prosecution for running goods, and Samuel Simonds and Thos. Cox, bail for Dobbins, the single value of the goods run, as his composition.Ibid, p. 60.
Same from same to same -For the stay of proceedings until farther orders, against Edward Davis, of Southampton, under prosecution for running goods, and Stephen Davis, of Steyning, and Stephen Davis, of Brighton, his bail.Ibid, p. 61.
Same from same to same -To repay to James Banks, officer at Newcastle, 90l. 2s. 9d. moiety of 180l. 5s. 6d. seized by him out of the “Subtile,” of and from Calais, Wm. Prater, master.Ibid.
Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].For placing Major Wm. Billingsley on the establishment of half-pay as Captain Lieutenant of Horse.Irish Book XIII. p. 363.
May 6Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To grant to Abraham Coleman, of London, broker, bond for Henry Bully, late of London, merchant, for duties on tobacco, time for the payment of his bond of 600l. by discharging same at 50l. per annum.
Prefixing:—Report from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, April 22, on Coleman's petition as above.
Custom Book XIII. p. 63.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To stay all process till November 10 next, against Benjamin Wall and others, sureties of Jonathan Smart, Receiver General for the county of Hertford, on his debt to the Crown.
Appending: — Report, dated 1730, April 21, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Wall and others.
Affairs of Taxes III. 304.
May 6Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, &c.To accept from John Helden 893l. 2s. 2d. in full discharge of the principal sum payable to His Majesty as the remainder purchase money for 157 acres in the quarter of Cabeca Terre, St. Christopher, commonly known as the Negro's Nest, Helden having been in possession of same when it was sold by the Commissioners for disposing of French lands in the Island of St. Christopher, and his wife having petitioned for him.Money Book XXXV. pp. 194–5.
A like warrant as supra under dale 1729, October 14.For G. Walley to pay remainder of his purchase money for 30 acres in Basse Terre quarter, St. Christopher.Ibid, p. 20.
May 7Order from the Lords of the Treasury.For the execution of a warrant, dated 1729–30, March 6, from the Duke of Grafton to the Duke of Montagu, for the delivery to Carleton White, one of the children of the chapel removed because his voice is changed, the usual allowance of one suit, &c. [as above, March 26, supra p. 345].Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 323.
May 7Warrant from same to the Auditors of the Land Revenues of the Crown in England.To charge any Receiver or Receivers of the land revenue having monies of the said land revenues remaining in his or their hands within the respective audits or divisions of the two auditors with the payment of sums not exceeding 3,452l. 7s. 7d. by making forth a debenture or debentures on such Receivers as have monies remaining in their hands, the said debentures to be payable to Charles Wither by way of imprest and upon account for works, buildings, and repairs, detailed, in Cranborne Chace, New Lodge Walk, Windsor Forest, and Hyde Park.Money Book XXXV. p. 197.
Like warrant as supra under date 1729, November 12.For innovating tallies for the following annuities:—James Martin, 56l. capital, anno 1697; Matt. Hobson, 252l. capital, 1694, and 84l. 1697; Tho. Brudenell, 21 annuities.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 210.
May 8Warrant under the royal sign manual to Walter Chetwynde.To pay Dirck Wolters, junior's, pension to his son, he being dead.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 493.
May 12A like warrant to that of 1729–30, March 19, supra.For 50,000l. in loans on the land tax, 1730.Money Book XXXV.p.154.
May 13The petition of Anne Nodes -For the discharge of her son George Nodes' security for payment of a penalty of 500l. incurred on a forfeiture of his bond as a deputy King's waiter in the port of London, read and referred to the Commissioners of CustomsRegister of Papers VI. p. 165.
Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Thomas Clyfford, Reciever General for Monmouth.For the usual allowance of 3d. per £ for his payments, 1727 and 1728, into the Exchequer on account of land taxes, duties on houses, and tax upon Papists, total payment having been 40,069l. 5s. 3d. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. 305; Register of Papers VI. p. 165.
May 14J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs.Conveying the consent of the Lords of the Treasury to a stay of proceedings against George Swallow, owner of the “Francis” and “Elizabeth,” of Hull, for running goods.Letter Book XVIII. p. 436.
May 15Same to same -Transmitting papers from the Lords of the Treasury concerning the seizure of the ship “Star,” of St. Malo, for inquiry as to same.Ibid, p. 421.
May 16Same to Mr. Delafaye -Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury the report of the Commissioners of the Customs on the letter and representation from Mons. Chammorel and Peter Live, relating to the ship “Four Sons,” under seizure at Yarmouth.Ibid, p. 438.
May 20Same to the Commissioners of Customs.For the passing the baggage of Lord Carteret, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, arrived from that kingdom.Ibid, p. 437.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Sir Philip Yorke, Attorney General.Authorising the payment of 34l. 10s. remaining in the hands of the late sheriffs of London as residue of a fine levied on the goods of Henry Glover, to Henry Brown, a creditor of Glover. Given at the Court at St. James's.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 499–500.
Same, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.]Exempting Henry Earl of Grantham, Chamberlain to the Queen, from the tax of 4s. in the £ on his pension of 1,500l. inserted in the establishment of Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 366.
The Lords of the Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.Enclosing for report a petition of Sir Henry Tuite, Bart, relating to his estate at Sonagh, in West Meath, and other lands in Longford, of which he prays grant of reversion in fee.Ibid, p. 362.
May 21J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Allowing full salary to Mr. John Banks of Newcastle during ten weeks absence.Customs Book XIII. p. 59.
May 22Warrant under the royal sign manual to Sir Philip Yorke.Authorising him to non pros, indictments against James Rossi and Henry Bernier entered by James Chapman, a servant of George Pitt, senior, in Hilary Term last.King's Warrant Book XXIX. p. 504.
May 26J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Enclosing from the Lords of the Treasury Missing's list of persons victualled at Gibraltar, 1780, April 5 to May 26.Letter Book XVIII. p. 436.
Same to the Commissioners of Customs.Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for an advertisemeat of reward of 50l. for discovery of the persons who assaulted Robert Kneal, Commander of the Whitehaven boat, in the execution of his office.Ibid, p. 438.
Same to the Commissioners of Taxes.Directing their attendance on the Lords of the Treasury on Tuesday morning to consider appointing receivers for the land tax, 1730.Ibid, p. 439.
May 26Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Wm. Cobbe.Concerning his debt of 9,054l. 7s. 6d. to the Crown as Receiver General for the County of Chester. Praying liberty to convey his estates. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. 305.
May 27Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pells and all others concerned.Approving several orders, detailed, which happened to be signed under the last commission of the Treasury, but not being satisfied before the present Commission passed, are to be confirmed by their Lordships.Money Book XXXV. p. 206.
May 28J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Conveying from the Lords of the Treasury leave of absence for Richard Coytmore, tide surveyor of the Customs in Exeter port, for ten weeks.Customs Book XIII. 3.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.Authorising the acceptance of 175l. 13s.d. from Robert Randall, of Poole, as composition for a parcel of wine and brandy run.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, May 16, on Randall's petition to be admitted to composition.
Ibid, pp. 73–4.
Same from same to sameTo accept as a composition tho duty of the walnut tree plank from the owners of the ship “Lady del Carmen,” from St. Sebastian, in Spain, for the small parcel of walnut tree plank consigned to Edward Bridgen, of London, merchant.
Appending:—(a.) Warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
(b.) Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, May 15, on Bridgen's petition for the above.
Ibid, p. 71–2.
May 29J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for stay of proceedings against John Barber and Sir John Williams, Sheriffs of London, for the escape of George Pilborough from Wood Street Compter, till Michaelmas term next, and in the meantime to lay a state of the case before Mr. Attorney General for his opinion.Letter Book XVIII. p. 440.
Same to Postmasters GeneralConveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for a statement of opinion as to what is fit to be done on the petition of William Wilson.Ibid.
May 30Same to A. Cracherode -Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for paying 33l. 12s. 6d. to George James, one of the under keepers of Dean Forest, as reward for apprehending deer stealers and to pay his defence at law for the shooting of one of them, Glassenbury.Ibid.
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- -Statement of Treasury fees for the month of May, total 508l. 1s. 3d. divided equally ut supra p. 13 under 1728–9, January 31, with signatures of Horace Walpole, John Scrope, and the clerks for their respective amounts.Treasury Fee Book VI. pp. 379–84.
June 2Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Samuel Robinson, Chamberlain of London, and Receiver General of the Land Tax for London, Westminster and Middlesex.Praying to be appointed Receivers General of the house duties there. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. 305.
Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.]To give orders to the Receivers General and Paymasters of the revenues in Ireland to pay to Henry William Lawman and Hermen Hoburg 1,000l. each, to carry back the warrants for their pensions from 1729, Lady Day, to 1728, Lady Day, same to be clear of the duty of 4s. in the £.Irish Book VIII. p. 368.
Same to same -For payment of pensions to same to 1730, Lady Day, also free of the 4s. in the £ only.Ibid, p. 369.
June 3Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To add 30l. to the salary of Edward Blaxton, supervisor of the riding officers of the Western division of Sussex.Customs Book XIII. p. 75.
Same from same to the Attorney General.To render satisfaction to the information against Wm. Wilson and Galfridus Mann, woollen drapers, for certain pieces of woollen stuffs similar to those they have been used to import to London, paying duty as rated in the book of rates, but which were in December last seized by the landwaiters as being not stuffs but cloths prohibited to be imported within the meaning of Statute 3, Ed. IV.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Custom to the Lords of the Treasury,dated 1730,May 6, on Wilson and Mann's petition.
Ibid, pp. 75–8.
Same from same to same -To allow Josiah Colebrook 100l. over and above sums already received for services to the revenue.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, December 19, on Colebrook's petition for further reward.
Ibid, pp. 78–9.
June 4J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for the distribution of the composition to be taken from Benjamin Dobbins, as by warrant of May 5, supra p. 514.Ibid, p. 60.
June 4J. Scrope to the Treasurer of the Navy.To apply 3,061l. 2s. 6d. remaining on money advanced by the Bank of England for land tax tallies and orders, anno 1728, to the head of wear and tear, to pay imprests and bills of exchange.Disposition Book XXIX. p. 281.
June 5Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from John Wrangham.To have his term of lease in a house in Piccadilly made into 50 years. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 22.
The petition of Mrs. VernattiFor payment of 234l. 7s.d. for lighting lamps for both Houses of Parliament for the session ended 1730, May 15. Read and referred to the Board of Works.Register of Papers VI p. 169.
June 9Commission from the Lords of the Treasury.Appointing Richard Reddall, of Clerkenwell, to be Receiver General for the Land Tax, 1730, for the county and town of Bedford.
Appending:—List of like commissions to all the Receivers General with dates of same.
Affairs of Taxes III. 316–22.
Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from William Hacks.For an extension to 50 years of his lease of a field called Doghouse Field, alias Brown's Close, between Tyburn Road and Soho Street, at the yearly rent of 52s., and 16s. in lieu of a sheep. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 22.
Same from Leah Cromwell -For a reversionary lease of lands in South Fenn, in Balderton, Notts, of which she stands possessed by conveyance. Referred ut supra.Ibid.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.For stay of prosecution till Hilary term next against Wm. Hutchinson, of York, merchant, on his petition on behalf of himself and his servant, Richard Wright.Customs Book XIII. p. 83.
Same from same to same -To accept 21l. 13s. 4d. as composition money from John Jones, master of the “Duke,” from Maryland, for running tobacco.
Appending:—Same from same [to Attorney General] for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the above case.
Prefixing:—Report from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, May 28, on Jones's petition to be admitted to composition.
Ibid, pp. 88–9.
June 10Same from same to same -To permit the entry by James Buchanan, merchant, of 30 hogsheads of tobacco from Virginia to be mended, they having been seized because one of the hogsheads did not agree with the endorsement in the cocquet.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on Buchanan'6 petition as above.
Ibid, pp. 79–81.
June 10Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney General.To enter a noli prosequi to the information against the ship “Santa Susanna,” Domingo del Valle, master, from Bilbao, laden with Spanish wool and about 188 walnut tree planks of Spanish growth, said planks having been seized as comprehended in the enumerated goods in the Act of Navigation under the denomination of boards.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, June 3, on the petition of Mark Weyland, on behalf of the “Santa Susanna,” for release of above from seizure, the ship being English built but Spanish property and navigated by Spaniards, “who if they have done anything contrary to the Act of Navigation is entirely owing to their ignorance thereof.”
Customs Book XIII. pp. 81–3.
Same from same to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland.For directions for the landing and free delivery of material for Colonel Charles Cathcart's regiment, specified in detail.Irish Book VIII. p. 371.
Same from same to Sidney Godolphin, Esq. Auditor of the Land Revenues of the Crown in North Wales.To charge the Receivers General of His Majesty's Revenues there by debentures with the payment of all sums now due, or which in future shall fall due, to Thomas Mostyn, appointed by letters patent of 1728–9, February 15, Constable of the Castle of Flint, with the usual fee of 10l. per annum.Money Book XXXV. p. 223.
June 11Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] of Joseph Veale, Receiver General for part of Devon.Fox a warrant to the Remembrancer to make out a new bond for hip sureties, one of them having failed. Proposes as sureties himself, Arthur Stert, of Membland, Devon, Esq. and Henry Wilmott, of Exon, dyer. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 305.
June 13Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].For exempting George Earl of Orkney a member of the Peers' House of Great Britain and colonel of a regiment on the establishment of Ireland from the tax of 4s. in the £.Irish Book VIII. pp. 371–2.
Same to same -For exempting from same Charles Du Bourgay, colonel of a regiment in Ireland.Ibid.
Same to same -For exempting from same William Egerton, colonel of a regiment in Ireland.Ibid.
Same to same -Similarly exempting Francis Fane, Esq. a Member of Parliament of Great Britain, from the tax cf 4s. in the £ on his pension of 1,000l. inserted in the Irish Establishment.Ibid, p. 366.
June 13J. Scrope to Mr. BowlesConveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for him not to proceed in the levying or recovering any of the effects of Sir James Stewart, of Orkney, till His Majesty is more fully informed of the circumstances of Sir James Stewart's case, application having been made to His Majesty for a grant of the escheat back again to Stewart.Letter Book XVIII. p. 443.
June 15Same to Mr. James Rogers at Westhoughton, in Lancashire.Transmitting the commands of the Lords of the Treasury for Rogers to pay to Henry Moreton, gent. 44l. 15s. 6d. as the proportion of the charges attending the division of the waste lands in West- houghton, Lancashire, in respect of the estates of Nathaniel Molyneux, formerly Receiver General of Taxes for the said county, said estate being under extent and in the hands of the Crown.Affairs of Taxes III. 323.
June 16Same to [the Commissioners of Customs].Conveying the orders of the Lords of the Treasury for the passing the equipage of Lord Harrington, arrived from France on board the “Catherine,” of Newcastle, John Ferguson master.Letter Book XVIII. p. 444.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise, Scotland.Conveying from the Lords of the Treasury leave of absence for three months to George Ross, Esq.North Britain Book IX. p. 462.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland.To allow Joanna Broughton, widow of Thomas Broughton, late Commissioner of Excise in Scotland, so much relief as shall be equivalent to her husband's salary for the time between the day of his decease and date of the present commission.
Prefacing:—Petition of Joanna Broughton for relief.
Ibid, pp. 462–3.
Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Thomas Gibson, John Jacob, and Robert Jacomb.For a new term of 25 years' lease of, and the right to dig earth and clay in, the manor and park of Mary [i] bone, Middlesex, they having become possessed by conveyance of Samuel Grey's interest in same. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 23.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, &c.To cause 500,000l. in Exchequer bills chargeable on the Malt Act for 1730, each bill containing 100l., to be placed as so much cash in the offices of the Tellers at the Receipt of Exchequer, to be thence issued for the public service; same to be numbered and registered, and the course of payment to be signified on each bill according to the said Act.Money Book XXXV. p.234.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties.To cause the respective sums assessed to the land tax for 1730 on the salaries under 100l. per annum of the officers employed in the duties under the management of said Commissioners to be repaid to them.
Prefixing:—Representation on the subject from the Commissioners of Stamp Duties to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, June 4.
Ibid, pp. 243–4.
June 17J. Scrope to Thomas Bale, of St. James's, Westminster, apothecary, and Robert Ingram, of Beverley in Yorks, gent., executors of Joseph Gascoigne, deceased, late Receiver General of His Majesty's Revenues in Minorca.Conveying the desire of the Lords of the Treasury for their attendance on Weduesday forenoon next concerning Gascoigne's accounts.Letter Book XVIII. p. 444.
Same [to the Commissioners of Customs].For permission to John Heathcote to attend at the waterside, London port, in order to his instruction in the affairs of the Customs.Customs Book XIII. p. 83.
June 18Same to the Auditors of the Imprests.Conveying the inquiries of the Lords of the Treasury as to any accounts from Mr. Joseph Gascoigne, deceased, made during his being Receiver of the Rents and Revenues in Minorca.Letter Book XVIII. p. 444.
June 24Warrants from the Lords of the Treasury to Sidney Godolphin, Esq. one of the auditors of His Majesty's land revenues.Authorising the making forth a debenture upon the Receiver General of His Majesty's Land Revenues in South Wales for paying to James Phillips, gent, late Under Sheriff of Pembroke, 35l. for conveying John Blackmore, alias Jones, alias Moor, alias Sommers, from Pembroke Gaol to Wells, and 45l. for conveying Thomas Atho, senior and junior, from Pembroke Gaol to Here- ford.
Prefacing:—Reports, dated New Palace Yard, 1730, June 16, from George Wright, deputy auditor to the Lords of the Treasury on Phillips's petition.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 278–9.
Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt.Authorising the distribution and application of the income of the Aggregate Fund for 1730, Midsummer quarter.
Appending:—Statement of the General on Aggregate Fund 1 George I. for the Bank and others, for the above quarter.
Money Book XXXV. p. 247–8.
Same from same to sameTo cause copper plates to be made and engraved for printing off in the usual manner exchequer bills to the amount of 550,000l. or to adapt the plate already used. Said bills when printed to be numbered, signed, and sealed by the Auditor, and placed as cash in the office of the Tellers of the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 252.
A like warrant as supra p. 227 under date 1729, October 14.For Nicholas Rowland to pay 270l. 3s. 2d. remainder of his purchase money for 47a. 2r. 28p. in Cabeca Terre quarter, St. Christopher.Ibid, p. 20.
June 25Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept 30l. as composition money from John Crocker,master of the “Cambridge,” from New England, for running goods.
With order for entry of a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, June 12, on Crocker's petition to be admitted to composition.
Customs Book XIII.pp.86–8.
June 25Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury.For the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer or his deputy to take the new security offered by Joseph Veale, Receiver-General for part of Devon.
Appending:—Report, dated 1730, June 16, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on Veale's petition for the above.
Affairs of Taxes III. 323–4.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs.For the necessary orders for passing the baggage of Brigadier Du Bourgay returned from his employment at Berlin.Letter Book XVIII. p. 445.
Like warrant as above under date 1780, June 16 supra p. 521.For the placing of 250,000l. in Exchequer bills, in the Receipt; payable after the 500,000l.Money Book XXXV. p. 235.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.Authorising the distribution and application of the income of the General Fund for 1730, Midsummer quarter.
Appending:—Statement of the income of the said General Fund established for raising 724,849l. 6s. 10½d. per annum to pay annuities on the Act 3 Geo. T. for redeeming the Lottery Funds and other purposes therein mentioned, for one quarter to 1730, June 24.
Ibid, pp. 246–7.
June 26Commission from sameAppointing Francis Roberts surveyor of houses, London, loco George Brown, deceased. With dormant warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Receiver General of the duties on houses for the payment of his salary of 40l. per annum.Affairs of Taxes III. 325.
Warrant from same to the Commissioners for Taxes.Authorising the taking of conveyances of Wm. Cobbe's estate, late Receiver General for the county of Chester, towards clearing his debt to the Crown on the duties on houses.
Appending:—Report, dated 1730, June 16, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on Cobbe's petition for leave to so convey his estates to a trustee.
Ibid, p. 327
Same from same to Thos. Jett, auditor of His Majesty's land revenues and auditor of house duty for the county of Wilts.Authorising the allowance on account to Richard Lanham, formerly Receiver General of Taxes for part of Wilts, for extraordinary charges in remitting the land tax and house duty for Wilts for the years 1715–20.
Appending:—Report, dated 1728, October 22, from the Commissioners of Taxes' to the Lords of the Treasury on Lanham's petition for the above.
Ibid, p. 328.
Same from same -For the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to take new securities for Carr Brackenbury, Receiver General for part of Lincoln, Wm. Booth, of Aswardby, Lincolnshire, one of sureties, being dead.
Appending:—Report, dated 1730, June 25, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on the sufficiency of Brackenbury's proposed new sureties.
Ibid, p. 329.
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Statement of Treasury fees -For the month of June, total 835l. 13s. 6d. divided equally ut supra p. 13, 1728–9, January 31, in thirds, between Horace Walpole, John Scrope, and the clerks.Treasury Fee Book VI. pp. 885–98.