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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1720, July-December', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 1: 1729-1730 (1897), pp. 524-538. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87317 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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1720, July–December

July 2A like warrant to that of 1729–30, March 19, supra p. 509.For 100,000l. in loans on the land tax, 1730, to complete the 1,000,000l. as by the Act of Parliament granting the land tax, 1730.Money Book XXXV. p. 154.
July 14J. Scrope to Mr. CracherodeConveying the orders of the Lords of the Treasury for the payment of the charge for pleading Mr. Stephen Fecham's pardon in the King's Bench.Letter Book XVIII. p. 447.
Same to the Attorney General.Conveying the desire of the Lords of the Treasury for the issue of warrants to the Clerk of the Petty Bag to make forth commissions to pass the Great Seal for inquiry as to the real and personal estates of Col. Charteris.Ibid.
July 15Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To release Jonathan Newman, prisoner in Exeter Gaol for running goods, on his giving security to surrender.Customs Book XIII. p. 90.
Like warrant as supra p. 229, under date 1729, November 12.For innovating tallies for the following annuities: —
Gasper Verhoffe, eight tallies for the purchase of two annuities, 20l. per annum each, anno 1706, 600l: four tallies for the purchase of one annuity, 40l. per annum, anno 1710, 500l.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 210.
July 17J. Scrope to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report, a petition of certain ancient Yeomen of the Guard exempted from duty, praying an allowance for clothes.Letter Book XVIII. p. 447.
July 18Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Anthony Bruce.For an extension of interest to 50 years, in a piece of ground in Great Swallow Street, St. James's, at the yearly rent of 5l. 10s. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 23.
Same from Edward Watson and others.For an extension to 31 years of their interest in divers lands and tenements in the manor of Rosedale, Yorks (reserved rent 43l. 10s.). Referred ut supra.Ibid.
Same from Robert Dunn and others.For a similar extension to 31 years of their interest in the site, priory and mansion house of Rosedale, Yorks (reserved rent 74l. 14s.). Referred ut supra.Ibid.
July 22Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept 200l. as compensation money from John Ewings, senior, and John and Daniel, his sons, for running parcels of goods.
Appending:—Report from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, July 18, on the Ewings' petition to be admitted to composition.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 95–7.
July 22Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To give the necessary orders to the Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs to pay to Robert Dinwiddie, Collector of the Customs for the Bermuda Islands, 30l. per annum from 1725, October 19, to Midsummer last; and to place said allowance thenceforward on the Plantation establishment.
Prefixing:—Report on the case from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, June 25.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 97–8.
Same from same to same -For the granting a free cocquet for the exporting, by Henry Thornton of London, clockmaker, of a great clock to St. Petersburg, to which belongs 10 metal bells, weighing about 3 tons.
Prefixing:—Thornton's petition for same.
Ibid, p. 98.
July 23Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Thos. Edwyn, Esq.For an extension to 50 years of his interest in several messuages and tenements in the city of Westminster granted by Charles II. to Sir Joseph Sheldon and Nicholas Charlton. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 23.
July 24J. Scrope to A. Cracherode -Conveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for an account of the money paid by him for rewards on apprehending felons.Letter Book XIX. p. 1.
Same to the Commissioners of Customs.Concerning the attendance at the water side of John Heathcote, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port.Ibid.
Petitions of Mungo, David and Patrick Haldane [to the Lords of the Treasury.]Praying a stay of process against them on the writs of capias for 4,500l. sterling due from John Haldane, late Collector of the Customs at Prestonpans, for whom they were sureties. Referred to Commissioners of Customs in Scotland.North Britain Book X. p. 1.
July 25J. Scrope to the Attorney General.Transmitting lists of persons proposed by the Lords of the Treasury as Commissioners for inquiry concerning Colonel Charteris's estates.Ibid.
July 28The report of the Commissioners of Stamp Duties.On the petition of Wm. Curteis, their warehouse keeper, for an additional salary of 30l. per annum. Read and ordered.Register of Papers VI. p. 172.
Same of the Commissioners of Taxes.On the petition of Richard Lanham, late Receiver General of the Taxes for part of Wilts, for extraordinary allowances, 1715–20, amounting to 253l. 12s. Read and allowed.Ibid.
Commission under the royal sign manual.Appointing Robert Gibson receiver of tithes belonging to Colonel Charteris before his conviction and attainder of felony, pending the restoration of Charteris's estate.King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 38–9
A like warrant as supra p. 227 under date 1729, October 14.For Robert Robertson to pay 352l. 16s. remainder of his purchase money for 66a. 0r. 24p. in Cabeca Terre quarter, St. Christopher.Money Book XXXV. p. 20.
July 29Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Wm. Allen, Receiver General for part of Norfolk of duties on houses, 1728, and land tax, 1729.Concerning his debt of 18,0002. to the Crown, and proposing to convey his estates to a trustee to be sold towards discharging same. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. 329; Register of Papers VI. 173.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Customs.To accept 35l. 6s. as composition money from Wm. Curling for running tea, chocolate, wine, and velvet; and writ from same 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 1730, July 24, on Curling's petition to be admitted to compound.
Customs Book XIII. p. 100.
Same from same to sameTo accept 229l. 2s. 6d. as composition money from John Taylor, master of the the ship “Catherine” and a trader to Calais, for French wine and brandy smuggled; and warrant from same [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 1730, July 24, on Taylor's petition to be admitted to compound.
Ibid, pp. 101–2.
Same from same to same -To accept 360l. from John Stoneham as composition money for snuff landed without paying duty; and warrant from same [to the Attorney General] for the entering a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Prefixing:—Report from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729, October 10, on Stoneham's petition to be admitted to compound.
Ibid, pp. 103–4.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Stamps.To cause the sum of 30l. per annum to be placed on the establishment of the Stamp Office from 1730, June 24, in addition to the present salary of Wm. Curteis, warehouse keeper of stamped goods.
Prefixing:—Report dated 1730, July 16, from the Commissioners of Stamps to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Curteis for the above.
Money Book XXXV. p. 286.
Aug. 5J. Scrope to Mr. CracherodeConveying the directions of the Lords of the Treasury for paying Samuel Gray, Messenger of the Press, 16l. 19s.d. for disbursements.Letter Book XIX. p. 3.
Same to same - -Conveying the assent of the Lords of the Treasury to the expense of the prosecution of Wm. Warrington, Hugh Morris, Robert Johnson, Banhard Finch, and James O'Bryan, highwaymen, lately taken near Windsor.Ibid.
Aug. 5J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.Conveying the assent of the Lords of the Treasury to further leave of absence to George Coytmer, a tide surveyor in Topsham port.Customs Book XIII. p. 106.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury [to the Commissioners of Customs].Establishing the sitter and six boatmen at Aldborough as by warrant supra, under date August 3.Ibid, p. 105.
Aug. 10Same from same [to same]For the release of John Street and Wm. Darbie, prisoners in Dorchester for running goods.Ibid, p. 91.
J. Scrope to Richard Tuby, Esq. High Sheriff, or John Le Grice, Under Sheriff, of Norfolk.For the delivery of the books and papers of Wm. Allen, late Receiver General for part of Norfolk, to Thornbury Manaton, clerk to Geo. Wilson, Esq. Solicitor to the Commissioners for Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. 330.
Aug. 11The Report of the Commissioners of Taxes.On the petition of Vaughan Bonner, late Receiver General of the Taxes for part of Lincolnshire, for 750l. extraordinary allowances, 1707–11. Read, and 80l. 11s. 4d. allowed upon his accompt of the duties on houses.Register of Papers VI. p. 174.
Aug. 12J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Stamps.Conveying the consent of the Lords of the Treasury to the leave of absence of John Hooper, one of the stampers.Letter Book XIX. p. 3.
Same to Charles Mason, Esq.Conveying the order of the Lords of the Treasury far his paying into the Exchequer before the last day of Michaelmas term the balance of his account as late treasurer and paymaster for the transport service.Ibid, p. 5.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Sir Philip Yorke, Attorney General.For remission and the entering on record of satisfaction of the fine of 10 marks on Thomas Wood, sentenced at the Old Bailey for receiving stolen goods. Dated, Treasury Chambers at Windsor Castle.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 230.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept 40l. 10s. from Peter Burnett as composition money for running brandy; and warrant from same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Prefixing:—Report from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, July 29, on Burnett's petition to be admitted to compound.
Customs Book XIII. p. l 17–8.
Aug. 18The petition of Wm. Newsham, Esq. late Receiver General for the county of Warwick.Praying 1,128l. 16s. 2d. extraordinary charges, 1715–23. Read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. p. 175.
The memorial of the auditors of the land revenues [to the Lords of the Treasury].For free postage of letters to sheriffs of England and Wales. Read and warrant ordered to the Postmaster accordingly.Ibid.
Aug. 13The petition of John Goodwyn, senr.To be receiver of the land tax, 1730, for part of the county of Norfolk. Read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. p. 175.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.For permission to John Williams Flower to attend at the waterside, Southampton port, in order to his instruction in the affairs of the Customs.Customs Book XIII. p. 106.
Same to same -Conveying the orders of the Lords of the Treasury for a copy of the deputation by which the Surveyor General of the Customs in South America is appointed to the said office, and copy of the instructions given by the said Commissioners to him.Ibid.
Aug. 17Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to Lionel Cranfield, Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.For the inserting in the establishment of Ireland a pension of 300l. each to Lord Viscount Massareene and the Rev. Archibald Stewart, D.D., for them to apply same as they see fit for the maintenance and education of Christopher Fleming, Esq. only son of Wm. Lord Slane, who is in low circumstances, and the residue towards the support of Lord Slane and his three daughters.Irish Book VIII. p. 375–6.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise.Authorising the release of Stephen Dalton, prisoner in Lincoln city, for arrears of duty on starch warrants, he having been in prison since 1726, August, and there being no probability of his paying.
Prefacing:—Report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, July 10, on Dal ton's petition.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 292–3.
Aug. 19J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Navy.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for consideration and report, the copy of a memorandum inserted by Auditor Harley on the foot of the account for 1726 of Pattee Byng, Treasurer of the Navy, relating to imprests made but not brought to account within the year.Letter Book XIX. p. 5.
Warrant from the Lords of Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept 26l. 13s. 4d. from Christopher Brooks as composition for running tobacco out of the ship “Willis,” of which he was mate; and warrant from same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Prefixing:—Report from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1729–30, February 10, on Brooks' petition to be admitted to compound.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 115–6.
Aug. 19Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Sidney Godolphin, Esq. auditor for the duties on houses, Lincolnshire.To allow Vaughan Bonner, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Lincoln, 1707–10 and part of 1711, 80l. 11s. 4d. for extraordinary charges in remitting to London.
Appending:—Report, dated 1730, June 9, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury on Bonner's petition for the above.
Affairs of Taxes III. 330–1.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept 2,800l. from Josiah Thwaites, late captain of the “Carnarvon,” trading to and from the East Indies, as composition for smuggling. Thwaites to be at liberty to sue several officers of the ship who were concerned with him, viz., the executors of John Prideaux, the first mate, deceased, Robert Blatchford, the second mate, Nicholas Fazakerly, the supercargo, and Mr. Edmundson, the doctor.Customs Book XIII. pp. 91, 110.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept 70l. from Abraham Ashe, as composition for brandy unshipped; and warrant from same 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 1730, May 22, on Ashe's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, pp. 110–1, 114.
Same from same to same -To accept 100l. from John Crawford and 20l. from Joseph Faikney as composition for smuggling; and warrant from same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Appending:—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, August 7, on Crawford's and Faikney's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, pp. 112–4.
Aug. 20Same from same to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Esqrs., Auditors of the Imprests.Authorising the giving allowance to Edmund Britiffe, Edmund Anquish, and Edmund Ball, Paymasters of Exchequer Bills, of several sums amounting to 102l. 14s. for fees and disbursements.
Prefacing:—The memorial of Britiffe, Anquish, and Ball, for the allowance of same in their accounts and in the account of Jefferies Dive, deceased, for the year ending 1730, March 25.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 298–4.
Aug. 21J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Imprests.Conveying the desire of the Lords of the Treasury for a list of the accountants under the late king for any part of his Civil List revenue who are behind in their accounts.Letter Book XIX. p. 5.
Aug. 24Same to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury two monthly lists of persons victualled by Missing at Gibraltar, 1730, April 6, to May 31.Ibid, p. 6.
Aug. 26Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept from Richard Gildart, of Liverpool, merchant, eight equal half-yearly payments, in settlement of the debt of 2,501l. 9s.d. still due on his bond given for Thomas Johnson, of Livorpool.
Prefixing:—Gildart's petition to the Lords of the Treasury for leave as above.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 116–7.
Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from William Sandys.For an extension to 50 years of his lease of two decayed messuages on the south side of Jermyn Street. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 59.
Sept. 8Same from Benjamin Derbie and Philip Baker, appointed Receivers General of the Land Tax, 1730, for Somersetshire.To be made receivers of the duty on houses within the same county. Read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes to examine the sufficiency of their security.Register of Papers VI. 176; Affairs of Taxes III. 332.
Same from John Goodwyn, senior.To receive the duties on houses for part of Norfolk, he being appointed Receiver General of the Land Tax there for 1730. Read and referred to same.Ibid.
Sept. [9?]Christ. Tilson to the Auditor of the Receipt.Conveying the opinion of the Lords of the Treasury that the tax of 6d. in the £ should not be taken on the sum of 6025l. 6s. 8d. to be issued out of the late King's arrears to discharge an in super set on Sir Robt. Corbet and others in the account of Edward Parsons, Esq. Receiver General of the Aids, 1726, for Whitehall and St. James's.Letter Book XIX. p. 7.
Sept. 16J. Scrope to Wm. Gosling, Esq.Conveying their Lordships' orders for the immediate passing the accounts for arrears of prizes, of which Gosling and Thomas Baker, some time since deceased, were appointed receivers.Ibid, p. 8.
Same to the Commissioners of Customs.With amended leave of absence to Richard Coytmore, tide surveyor of the port of Topsham, and to Griffith Coytmore, a tidesman in London port. (See Aug. 5 supra.)Customs Book XIII. p. 119.
Sept. 18Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from John Fowle, Esq.For an extension to 31 years of a lease of all the fines for alienation, profits of courts, &c. within the honour of Clare, in the counties of Norfolk, Huntingdon, and Cambridge. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 59.
Sept. 22J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury Missing's list of persons victualled at Gibraltar, 1730, June 1–28.Letter Book XIX. p. 6.
Sept. 23Same to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland.Conveying leave of absence to Anthony Lowther, one of the said Commissioners.Irish Book VIII. p. 377.
Same to the Commissioners of Customs.For passing the baggage of Brigadier Du Bourgay, late Minister at Berlin, with all civility and despatch.Customs Book XIII. p. 119.
Sept. 29Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Sir Philip Yorke, Attorney General.Requiring him to acknowledge satisfaction on the record of the judgment against Moses Nicholls, fined 10l. at the sessions at Hicks' Hall, 1728, August 26, for exposing for sale two carcases of beef being corrupt and unwholesome flesh; prisoner being in a starving condition in Newgate and utterly unable to pay the fine.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 294.
Sept. 30Same from same to the Auditor of the Receipt.To distribute and apply the income of the Aggregate Fund for the quarter ending 1730, Michaelmas, to the uses specified in the Acts of Parliament in that behalf.
Appending:—Statement of the General or Aggregate Fund established 1 Georgii I. for the Bank and others, for the quarter as above.
Money Book XXXV. p. 340.
Same from same [to the Auditor of the Receipt].Authorising the distribution and application of the income of the General Fund for 1730, Michaelmas quarter.
Appending:—Statement of the income for the said quarter of the said General Fund established for raising 724,849l. 6s. 101/5d. per annum to pay annuities on the Act 3 Geo. I. for redeeming the lottery funds and other purposes therein mentioned.
Ibid, pp. 323–4.
Oct. 5The petition of John Fletcher, Receiver General of the Taxes for Cumberland and Westmorland.For extraordinary allowances. Read and rejected.Register of Papers VI. p. 177.
Oct 7Same [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Thos. Ripley, Esq.For a lease for 50 years of a small piece of ground lying near his land on the west side of Chelsea Hospital, and extension of lease of his said land. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 102.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer or his deputy.Requiring him to stay all process till the last day of Michaelmas term next against Charles Mason, on his balance of account as treasurer and paymaster of the transport service.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 294.
J. Scrope to the Commismissioners of Taxes.Concerning the receipts given by Wm. Allen, late Receiver General of the Land Tax for part of Norfolk.Affairs of Taxes III. 332.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General.To send to the proper auditor for a parti cular of a messuage on the west side of St. James's Street, or to make forth a constat and rate same, in order to the passing a lease under the Exchequer Seal to Francis White, for 46 years from 1734, Lady Day, at a reserved ground rent of 2s. 6d. in the £ on 40l. reported as the yearly value of the premises, and fine of 150l.
Appending:
—Report, dated 1730, September 26, from Exton Sayer to the Lords of the Treasury on White's petition for the above.
Crown Lease Book II. pp. 108–9.
Oct. 7Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Surveyor General.For a particular, &c. of three messuages in or near Jermyn Street, in order to the passing a new lease thereof, under the Exchequer Seal, to Wm. Sandys for 39½ years from 1740, Michaelmas, at a reserved ground rent of 2s. 6d. in the £ on 70l. rental, and fine of 150l.
Appending:
—Report, dated 1730, September 26, from Exton Sayer to the Lords of the Treasury on Sandys' petition for the above.
Crown Lease Book II. pp. 110–1.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.To prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of a piece of land, called the Round Rundles and Swallowfield, in Great and Little Swallow Streets, and four messuages thereon, to Anthony Bruce, for 14 years from 1766, Lady Day, at the rent of 5l. 10s. and fine of 12l.
Appending:
—(a.) Particular and memorandum of the premises certified by Wm. Lowndes, auditor, 1730, September 10.
(b.) Rated particular of fame by Exton Sayer, Surveyor General, 1730, September 21.
(c.) Entry in Latin of the release.
Ibid, pp. 112–116.
Oct. 8J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.With directions for George Gould's attendance at the water side for his instructions in the affairs of the Customs.Letter Book XIX. p. 11.
Oct. 12Royal sign manual directed to the Attorney or Solicitor General.For preparation of a bill to pass the Great Seal containing the grant to Francis Charteris of his estates forfeited by felony.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 80.
Oct. 14Commission from the Lords of the Treasury.Appointing Benjamin Derbie, of Sher borne, and Philip Baker, of Taunton, Receivers General of Somerset.
Appending:—Warrant from same, dated October 8, to the Commissioners for Taxes for taking their proposed security.
Affairs of Taxes III. p. 332.
October [Sept. 14 sic for October].Warrant from same to [the Commissioners for Salt].To repay to the officers in their employ the sums assessed to the land tax, 1730, on all salaries below 100l. per annum.
Appending:—Memorial on the subject from the Commissioners for Salt to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, October 6.
Money Book XXXV. p. 361.
Oct. 15The like commission and dormant warrant as above, p. 523, under date 1730, June 26.For Peter Williams, Surveyor of Houses for the counties of Denbigh and Flint, at 60l. per annum, loco Walter Jones, dismissed.Ibid, p. 325.
Commission from the Lords of the Treasury.Appointing Robert Gibson receiver of Colonel Charteris's estates, to collect the rents remaining in the hands of the tenants pending the restoration of the estates to Charteris.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 297.
Like warrant as supra, p. 227, under date 1729, October 14.For John Lynch to pay 311l. 6s.d. remainder of purchase money for 49a. Or. 25p. in Cabeca Terre quarter, St. Christopher.Money Book XXXV. p. 20.
Oct. 19Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Exempting Paul Whichcote, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, who is a Clerk of the Crown and clerk of the peace of the Province of Leinster, from the tax of 4s. in the £.Irish Book VIII. p. 377.
Oct. 20Same from same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.Authorising the stay of execution of process against Brigadier General Sutton on the sum of 2,473l. 5s. 6d., for which he is set in super in the account of Thomas Moore, Paymaster General of the Forces abroad to the late Queen.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 300.
The like commission and dormant warrant as above, p. 523 under date 1730, June 26.For John Grainger, Surveyor of Houses for the city of London, loco Barkham Edwards, deceased.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 325.
Nov. 6J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury, for examination, two lists of persons victualled by Missing in Gibraltar garrison, 1730, June 29 to August 23.Letter Book XIX. p. 15.
Nov. 16Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Edith Colledge.For a lease for 50 years of certain lodgings in the Cockpit, which she has made convenient at a great expense. Referred to the Surveyor General.Crown Lease Book II. p. 22.
Nov. 18-Mr. Robert Hucks' recommendation of George Ackres to be Surveyor of Houses in London, in the room of Henry Samms. Read and agreed to.Register of Papers VI. p. 179.
The petition of Wm. Cobbe -To be Receiver General of the duties on houses, Cheshire. Read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Ibid.
Nov. 19Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To make out a particular or constat of the estate of Thomas Mell, one of the sureties for Charles Wilkinson, late Receiver General of York, Durham, and Northumberland, said estates being now in the hands of the Crown under an extent.
Appending:—Memorial, dated 1730, November 14, from the Commissioners of Taxes to the Lords of the Treasury praying a warrant as above.
Affairs of Taxes III. p. 386.
The like commission and dormant warrant as above, p. 523, under date 1730, June 26.For George Ackres, Surveyor of Houses for London, loco Henry Samms, dismissed.Ibid, p. 325.
Nov. 20Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury.Authorising the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to take George Turner's security.
Prefacing:—Report by Charles Taylor, Deputy King's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of the security.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 300.
Nov. 21J. Scrope to Mr. Pelham, Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury a report of John Halls, Comptroller of the Great Wardrobe, on account of Mr. Keen, for expenses in the removing wardrobe, to be laid before the Duke of Grafton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, for the reforming the gross abuses therein represented.Letter Book XIX. p. 15.
Nov. 24Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept 60l. from Richard Brooks and his mate, Thomas Orange, as composition for running tobacco out of the “Amelia”in 1728.
With the usual warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the case.
Prefixing:—Report from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1780, November 20, on Brooks's petition to be admitted to compound.
Customs Book XIII. p. 139–40.
Nov. 25J. Scrope to A. CracherodeConveying the assent of the Lords of the Treasury to the payment of 15l. 17s. 10½d. to Samuel Gray, messenger of the press, for pamphlets and other papers marked, &c.Letter Book XIX. p. 15.
Nov. 26Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise.Requiring them to release Bryan Hinton, malster, in Lincolnshire, on his giving bond for payment of the debt of 54l. 8s.d. for which he stands committed.
Prefacing:—(a.) Report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, October 15, on Hinton's petition praying as above.
(b.) Affidavit of Thos. Howson, of the Close of Lincoln, concerning Hinton's debt to him.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 302.
Nov. 27Copy of letters patent -Containing the re-grant to Colonel Charteris of the estates forfeited for felony.King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 107–14.
Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept from John Harpur, master of the ship “George,” 122l. 10s. for running tea, wine, and silk. With warrant from same to the Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the case.
Prefixing:—Report from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, November 14, on Harpur's petition to be admitted to compound.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 137–8.
Same from same to same -To accept 60l. from William Drayson as composition for running 1,000 deal boards. With like warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi.
Prefixing:
—Report of the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, November 20, on Drayson's petition to be admitted to compound.
Ibid.
Nov. 30Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury].From Esther Theed, widow and administratrix of Thomas Theed, security for the late Wm. Theed, Receiver General of Land Tax for Surrey, who died about 1720, indebted to the Crown; praying stay of process against her pending a cause in Chancery against the executors of Wm. Wagstaffe, the remaining trustee, who failed to pay his share of the debt remaining to the Crown. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 385; Register of Papers VI. p. 180.
Dec. 2J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury for report a list of persons victualled by Missing at Gibraltar garrison, 1730, August 24 to September 20.Letter Book. XIX. p. 17.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney General.Authorising him to consent to the payment of 113l. 19s.d. to Thomas Potts out of 137l. 11s. 9d. levied by Aungier Peacock, under sheriff of Cambridgeshire, upon the goods of John Voyce, junior, outlawed at the suit of Thomas Potts.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 98.
Same to the Paymaster General.To pay over to Spencer Earl of Wilmington, late Paymaster General, 28,247l. 8s. for various items specified and as provided for by a direction of the Lords of the Treasury upon a memorial of Wilmington's.Ibid, p. 99.
Dec. 3Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.To prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of lands and tenements in Richmond, parcel of the manor of Richmond, demised to Joseph Ayloffe in trust for Richard Hawes, to George Earl of Cholmondeley, with the several rents and covenants detailed, for 50 years from date of the intended lease.
Appending:—(a.) Particular dated 1730, October 16, certified by William Lowndes, auditor, and containing recitals of four covenants of lease relating to the lands in question, with the auditor's memoranda relating to same.
(b.) Particular of same, rated by the Surveyor General, 1730, November 18.
(c.) Entry in Latin of the release.
Crown Lease Book II. 138–49
The petition of Richard Grape, His Majesty's bailiff of the seven hundreds of Cookham and Bray.For an allowance for keeping the courts there. Read and referred to the auditor of the land revenue for Berks.Register of Papers VI. p. 181.
The report of the Commissioners of Taxes.On the petition of Richard Woolaston Receiver General of the Taxes for Shropshire, for an overpayment of 2,995l. 11s.d. Read and warrant order to be prepared.Ibid.
Dec. 5Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury].From Samuel Artis, security to the Crown for Mr. Pacey, late Receiver General for part of Norfolk, praying stay of process till Trinity term. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Ibid; Affairs of Taxes III. 335.
Dec. 10Mr. Cracherode's report on the petition of William Alston and others.For 100l. for apprehending and convicting of William Hughes of a robbery in the Alston and others. highway, read and ordered.Register of Papers VI p. 182.
The report of the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.On Mr. Missing's three Gibraltar victualling lists, from 1730, June 1 to August 23. Read and warrant ordered to be prepared.Ibid.
The petition of Roger Jones administrator of Anthony Cornish, one of two securities for Mr. Diston, late receiver for Middlesex.For stay of process for six months. Read and referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Ibid.
Dec. 10Warrant from the Lords of Treasury to the Commissioners of Customs.To accept from Thomas Hewett, master of the “Speedwell,” from Virginia, 83l. 6s. 8d. as composition money for running tobacco.
With the usual warrant to the Attorney General for entry of a noli prosequi.
Prefixing:
—Report from the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, November 26, on Hewett's petition to be admitted to compound.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 142:—3.
Same from same to sameTo accept 33l. 15s. from John Linton as composition for importing brandy contrary to law.
With the usual warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi.
Prefixing:
—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, November 26, on the petition of John Linton and Christopher Guy to be admitted to compound.
Ibid, pp. 143–5.
Same from same to sameTo accept 30l. from Wm. Gray as composition for receiving run tobacco. With the usual warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi.
Prefixing:
—Report from the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, November 26, on Gray's petition to be admitted to compound.
Ibid, pp. 145–6.
Same from same to same -To accept 30l. from John Tute, master of the “Adventure,” as composition for running tobacco.
With the usual warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi.
Prefixing:
—Report of the Commissioners of the Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, November 26, on Tute's petition to be admitted to compound.
Ibid, pp. 146–8.
Dec. 11J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the Customs.For the sending of proper officers to Mr. Finch's house, in Jermyn Street, to view and seal his baggage, he having been employed by His late Majesty as Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General of the United Provinces, and being upon his departure for Holland again.Letter Book XIX. p. 18.
Same to Mr. Sharpe and Mr. Matthews.For their attendance, on Tuesday next at the Treasury, at the consideration of the affair depending between Captain Andrew Thauvet and the possessors of the lands in St. Christopher which he claims.Ibid, p. 19.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.Forwarding from the Lords of the Treasury, for report, the list of persons victualled by Missing at Gibraltar garrison, 1730, September 21, to October 18.Ibid.
Dec. 15J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs.For the usual orders for the passing the remainder of the baggage of Monsieur de Thom, Envoy from Brunswick, Wolfenbüttel.Letter Book XIX. p. 19.
Dec. 16Same to same -For passing the baggage of Baron Sparre, and a parcel of wine coming to him from France, he having new credentials to His Majesty as Envoy to the King of Sweden.Ibid, p. 17.
Same to same -Directing stay of the commission given by them of their own authority to Robert Robinson to be collector at New London, “in case it be not already sent away.”Ibid.
Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Roger Jones, Esq.Concerning his surety for Mr. Diston, late receiver for Middlesex, and praying respite to enable him to sell an estate in Wales, in order to meet the remainder of the debt. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 334.
Like warrant as supra, p. 229, under date 1729, November 12.For innovating three tallies for 150l. each in the name of Allen Evans.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 210.
Dec. 17Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Commissioners of Excise.Authorising them to permit George Leggat, merchant, and others, to reduce their brandy and rum to proof, or to make post entries of it.
Prefacing:—Report of the Commissioners of Excise, to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, December 8, on the petition of Leggat and others for above liberty.
Ibid, p. 308–9.
Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Charles Wilkinson, late Receiver General of York, Durham, and Northumberland.Praying to be released from Newgate, he having conveyed all his estates to the Crown, and having been in New gate almost three years. Referred to the Commissioners of Taxes.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 334.
Dec. 19J. Scrope to the Surveyor General.Transmitting from the Lords of the Treasury, the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General on the late Surveyor General's report on the petition of the Duke of Chandos for renewal of a lease of a wharf and other premises in Whitehall.Letter Book XIX. p. 20.
Dec. 22Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to Robert Gibson, Esq. receiver of Col. Chatteris's estates.Authorising him to pay over the money received by him in that capacity to Col. Charteris.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 309.
Dec. 23J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland.Conveying from the Lords of the Treasury leave of absence to Henry Hale, one of the said commissioners.North Britain Book X. p. 45.
Dec. 24Same to the Commissioners of Salt.Enclosing from the Lords of the Treasury copy of Treasury warrant of same date, approving the two lists of officers to be employed or dismissed.Letter Book XIX. p. 21.
Dec. 24Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.To prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer Seal of 11 messuages in and near Jermyn Street, in the bailiwick of St. James's, to Christopher Key, gentleman, nominated thereto by Bartholomew Wimberley and Henry Binfeild, for 34¾ years from 1740, Michaelmas, at the rent of 60l. 12s. 6d. and fine of 880l.
Appending:
—(a.) Constat of the premises made fourth and rated by Exton Sayer, 1730, December 19.
(b.) Entry of the release in Latin.
Crown Lease Book II. p. 172–6.
Same from same to the Commissioners of Excise.Authorising the release of John Dalton from Lincoln Prison, and the discharging of his penalty of 40l. for starch duties, there being no probability of his paying.
Prefixing:—Report of the Commissioners of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, dated 1730, December 16, on Dalton's petition.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV p. 322.
Dec. 28Same from same to the Commissioner of CustomsFor the release of Joseph Smith, prisoner at Southampton, Charles Weeks, senior, and John Maddicks, in the Fleet, and Henry Roper in Rochester Gaol.Customs Book XIII. p. 91.
Dec. 29Petition [to the Lords of the Treasury] from Simon Tayler, receiver of land tax for part of Norfolk.To be appointed Receiver General of house duties for the same, and proposing securities. Referred to the tax for part of Norfolk. Commissioners of Taxes.Register of Papers VI. p. 183 Affairs of Taxes III. p. 336.
Same from Peter Whitton, Receiver General of house duty for all Yorkshire, and for land tax for only a part thereof.To be appointed receiver of the duty on houses within his receipt of land tax, and proposing a new bond. Referred as above.Ibid, p. 387.
Same from Andrew Wilkinson, Receiver General of the land tax for part of Yorkshire.To be appointed Receiver General of the duties on houses within that part, and proposing security. Referred as above.Ibid.
Dec. 31Warrant from the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditor of the Receipt.To distribute and apply the income of the Aggregate Fund for the quarter ended 1730, Decmber 25, to the uses as by the Act of Parliament
Appending:—A statement pf the General or Aggregate Fund established 1 Geo. I. for the above quarter.
Money Book 407–8. XXXV. pp.
Same from same to same -To distribute and apply the income of the General Fund to the uses to which same is applicable.
Appending:— Statement of the income for Christmas quarter, 1730, of the General Fund established for raising 724,849l. 6s. 4101/5d. to pay annuities on the Act 3 Geo. I. for redeeming the lottery funds and other purposes.
Ibid, pp. 395–6.