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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1732, January-June', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 2: 1731-1734 (1898), pp. 270-290. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91735 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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TABLE 1.
Warrants, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports, and Entries of minor importance.
1731–2.
Date.Description of Document
or Entry.
Substance of Document or Entry.Reference.
Jan. 3Petition of Wm. Burroughs, auditor of Excise duty on hides.Proposing Alexander Leslie as his deputyReference Book IX. p. 448.
Jan. 4Same of Wm. Steuart, Paymaster of Pensions.For 395l. 17s. 1d. fees and incidents, 1731, Midsummer to Christmas.Ibid.
Jan. 5Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners.To restore to Wm. Taff 140 guineas seized out of the ship “Mores.”Customs Book XIII. p. 258.
Same to Auditor of Receipt -For application and distribution of 1731, Christmas quarter's income of the General Fund.
Appending:—Statement of same.
Money Book XXXVI. pp. 196–7
SameFor same of Aggregate Fund
Appending:—Same.
Ibid, pp. 200–1.
Jan. 6J. Scrope to Excise Commissioners, Scotland.Leave of absence to Henry Robinson, one of their number.North Britain Book X. p. 185.
Jan. 7The Commissioners of Excise to the Treasury.On the memorial of Wm. Burroughs, auditor of the duties on hides and the inland duties on coffee, tea, and chocolate. Have no objection to Alexander Leslie as Burrough's deputy.
Minuted with draft Treasury approval of the appointment. 1½ pages.
Appending:
—Burrough's memorial, with Treasury order of reference thereupon. 1¼ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 1.
Jan. 10J. Scrope to Salt Commissioners.For the accounts of salt duties in the year before they were taken off.Letter Book XIX. pp. 76–7.
Jan. 11Memorial of Sir Richard Lane to the Treasury in reply to a report of 1731, October 8, made by the Salt Commissioners.Concerning prosecutions against himself and Wm. Bullock on salt debentures for waste and drawbacks. Prays allowance of same forthwith. Westminster, January 11. 3 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 2.
Nicholas Paxton to the Treasury.Concerning Sir Humphrey Howorth's accounts. Extents may immediately issue out of the Exchequer against him and his three sureties for 1,000l. each.
Appending:—Howorth to [Paxton], dated Gwernyfed (“Gwernevett”), 1731, 16th November. 2 pages.
Ibid, No. 3.
Jan. 12J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.For stay of proceedings against Robert Randall.Letter Book XIX. p. 77.
Treasury warrant to Auditor of Receipt, Clerk of Pells, &c. &c.John Hart to pay remainder of his purchase money for lands in St. Christopher.Money Book XXXVI. pp. 204–5.
Jan. 12J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.Concerning J. Johnson's letter about clandestine trade.Letter Book XIX. p. 78.
Petition of Benjamin and Thomas Longuet, merchants.Concerning tares of Denia raisinsReference Book IX. p. 450.
Same of John Russell, smuggler.For release from the FleetIbid, p. 448.
Articles of two agreements between the King and John Hart, Captain General of the Leeward Caribbee Islands.For purchase of 200 and 70 acres in Basse Terre Quarter, St. Christopher.Crown Lease Book II. pp. 395–8.
Jan. 14Petition of John RollosFor 13l. 14s. 6d. for a new silver seal for New Jersey in lieu of one cast away at sea, and 10l. 5s. 9d. for the sixpenny tax on silver for several seals.Reference Book IX. p. 449.
Jan. 15J. Scrope to Taxes Commissioners.For accounts of arrears on land and house taxes at Christmas last.Letter Book XIX. p. 77.
Jan. 17Certificate by Thos. Sanderson, Deputy Receiver of the Alienation Office.Of the receipts and arrears in that office for 1731, December. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 5.
Treasury warrant to Joseph Hinxman, Woodward of New Forest.To execute warrant for navy timber till the appointment of a Surveyor of Woods.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 441.
J. Scrope to Mr. Turbill -For a statement of proceedings before the late Commissioners for Forfeited Estates as to sale of the Derwentwater estates.Letter Book XIX. p. 72.
Jan. 19Petition of Thomas Price, of Westbury, Bucks.Concerning the process against himself and other acting Commissioners of Land Tax, Bucks, on an in super in the accounts of Alexander Horton and John Rogers, late Receivers General of the eleventh 4s. aid, 1708.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 394.
Jan. 20Royal sign manual directed to the Attorney General.For a bill to discharge Sir Wm. Clayton of his baronet fee of 1,095l.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 338.
Jan. 21Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners.To enlarge from Winchester Gaol Daniel Arden, smuggler.Customs Book XIII. p. 267.
Same to Customs Commissioners, Scotland.To continue till 1732–3, January 7, John Roe as Surveyor General of the south parts of Scotland with two boats against the smuggling trade from the Isle of Man.North Britain Book X. p. 205.
Treasury warrant confirming Lord Chamberlain's warrent.For a standard and gibb for the 2nd troop of Horse Guards, to cost 66l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 380.
Same - -For furniture for His Majesty's Chapel for Colonel Cosby, Governor of New York, to cost 106l.Ibid.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Edward Harley and Thos. Foley.To pass the account, detailed, of Hugh Howard, Paymaster of the Works, for the year ended 1731, December 31.King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 343–4.
Jan. 22J. Scrope to Paymaster of the Forces.Concerning Henry Popple's security as agent to the independent company in the Bahamas.Letter Book XIX. p. 78.
Same to Mr. Paxton -Concerning wood stealing in Windsor Forest.Ibid.
Jan. 22The Commissioners of Excise to the Treasury.Proposing to lower the prohibitory duty on “sweets” or wines from 36s. to 12s. per barrel, to prevent disputes upon goose berry and other made wines.
Minuted as under January 25, supra, p. 211. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 6.
Report to the Treasury by the Attorney General.On the petition of Eleanor, widow of Joshua Hayward, concerning her estate, under prosecution for Benjamin Blundell's debt on arrears of land tax. 10 pages.
Appending:
—(a.) Said petition, with order of reference, dated 1726, August 30. 2 pages.
(b.) Petitioner's proposal to compound. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 8.
Representation of the Governor of Windsor Castle.For new stairs to the Round Tower, the old ones being ruinons.Reference Book IX. p. 449.
Jan. 24Edward Walpole to the Board of Works.To view the Council Chamber for necessary alterations.Letter Book XIX. p. 79.
Jan. 26Petition of James Tarsey, and Esther his wife, late Esther Theed.Concerning the surety for Thos. Theed, Receiver of Taxes for Surrey.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 394.
Jan. 27Petition of John Watkins, of Exeter, master of the “Adventure.”For release from imprisonment for smuggling.Reference Book IX. p. 450.
Same of Rebecca, widow of Thos. Stevenson.For release from her husband's debt to the Crown as salt collector at Northwich.Ibid.
Jan. 28Petition of Wm. Hunt, and others.For reduction of brandy and rum to proofIbid.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For an account of salt duty, Scotland, for 10 years past.Letter Book XIX. p. 79.
Jan. 31Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Auditors of Imprests.To allow the pay of the Hessian troops, 1731, without muster rolls and on R. Sutton's certificate, appended, of his review of the troops.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 347.
Feb. 2Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells, and Officers of the Receipt.For striking tallies for 2,276l. for the Earl of Strafford, farmer of the Post Fines, in discharge of his rent for the year ended 1731, Michaelmas.Money Book XXXVI. pp. 236–7.
J. Scrope to Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Transmitting Missing's lists of regiments and men, detailed, victualled at Gibraltar, 1731, November 15 to December 12.Letter Book XIX. p. 82.
Petition of George Jacobs, smuggler.For release from prison - - -Reference Book XIX. p. 450.
Same of Thomas MissingFor 828l. for victualling Placentia, Annapolis Royal, and Canso, 360 men, 1731, October 1 to December 31.Ibid, p. 452.
Same of sameFor a credit of 515l. 7s. 6d. at the beginning of his contract.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe.For a lease to Richard Wilson of an extended messuage of Thos. Mell, one of Charles Wilkinson's sureties.Affairs of Taxes III. pp. 395–7 and 413.
Same to Board of WorksFor works at the wainscot, joists and floors at Kensington [Palace] to cost 600l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 386.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners and Attorney-General.To accept smuggling compositions from George Bagwell of London, mariner, and Phineas Frognall, mate of the “Harrison” from the East Indies.Customs Book XIII. pp. 222–3.
Feb. 2Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney General.To acknowledge satisfaction on a judgment against Thos. Snow for smuggling.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 348.
Royal sign manual to Edward Harley.To allow certain sums to Charles Stanhope, Treasurer of the Chamber, in his account, 1726–1727, Lady Day.Ibid, p. 349.
Feb. 3Articles of agreement between the King, John Maddox, and Peter Thomas, of St. Christopher.For Maddox's purchase of 87 acres in Cabeca Terre Quarter, St. Christopher.Crown Lease Book II. pp. 400–1.
Same between King and John Maddox.For same of 157 acres in sameIbid, pp. 402–3.
J. Scrope to Auditor Godolphin.Concerning Sir Humphrey Howorth's accounts.Letter Book XIX. p. 79.
Same to Excise Commissioners.For an account of hops and hop grounds in the United Kingdom.Ibid, p. 80.
Feb. 4Treasury warrant confirming Lord Chamberlain's warrant.For liveries for the game keepers at Newmarket: to cost 75l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 385.
Feb. 5J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.To prepare a plate for Exchequer bills on malt, 1732.Letter Book XIX. p. 80.
Feb. 6Petition of salt officers, Shirleywich.For allowance of 184l. 8s.d. stolen from their office.Reference Book IX. p. 451.
Feb. 8Same of Wm. Saint, of London, mariner.For composition for smugglingIbid.
H. Pelham to the Treasury -Forwarding Sir Joseph Eyles's proposals for remitting subsistence money to Minorca and Gibraltar, 1731–2, February 24 to April 24. 1 page.
Appending:
—Said proposals. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 12.
Feb. 9J. Scrope to Air. Paxton -Concerning the presentation to All Hallows' living.Letter Book XIX. p. 80.
Feb. 11Petition of Walter Dean and John Anderson.For a noli pros. to the charge of buying run goods.Reference Book IX. p. 451.
Treasury warrant to Attorney General.To enter satisfaction on record in re Samuel Roe, of Yapton, for smuggling, and John Russell for same.Customs Book XIII. pp. 268–271.
J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.To subsist the dragoons of Lieut. Gen. Evans and Major Gen. Gore.Letter Book XIX. p. 80.
Treasury warrant to Auditor of Receipt, &c.To levy a tally for the Baronet Fee of Sir Wm. Clayton, of Harden, Surrey.Money Book XXXVI. p. 248.
Same to Commissioners of Stamps.Confirming to Morgan Vane, Comptroller and Accomptant General of Stamp Duty Revenue the additional salary of 100l. over his 300l. per annum as previously granted to Wm. Ashurst, deceased, late same.Ibid, p. 249.
Feb. 15J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For an account of payments from Scotland into the English Exchequer from 1716, Christmas.Ibid, p. 81.
An account certified by John Oxenford, Custom House, London.Of all rum imported into England from the sugar Colonies and northern Colonies in America, 1720, Christmas, to 1730, Christmas. 1 sheet.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 13.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.For an account of bounties on export of fish, beef, and pork, from Scotland, 1714, May 1 to Christmas last.North Britain Book X. p. 210.
Same to same - -For same of the salt duty from same date.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners on report of same, detailed.To restore a deposit on flax to Henry Combs, merchant, of Bristol.Customs Book XIII. pp. 272–3.
Feb. 15Petition of Edward Randolph, of London, merchant.For stay of proceedings against him on tobacco bonds.Reference Book IX. p. 451.
Feb. 16J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners, Scotland.For an account of additional salaries or pensions since 1716, Christmas, to officers under their management.North Britain Book X. p. 211.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.For accounts of (1) the net produce of the Civil List, 1725, Michaelmas, to 1727, Lady Day; (2) receipts at the Exchequer for the Aggregate Fund on account of the surpluses of His late Majesty's Civil List revenues, 1715, Michaelmas, to 1727, Lady Day.Letter Book XIX. p. 82.
Feb. 17A list of ports to which corn has been imported at low duties.Together with statement of the quantity of wheat, rye, barley, oats, beans, and pease, imported from Christmas, 1727, to Christmas, 1731, distinguishing each year. 4 sheets.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 14.
Feb. 18Report to the Treasury from the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.On the petition of Thos. Earl of Haddington, for discharge of the Old Blenches, Petty Feus, Castlewards, Book and Retoured duties due from him as Sheriff of Haddington. 2 pages.
Appending:
—Said petition, with order of reference thereon, dated 1730, May 21. 2 pages.
Ibid, No. 15.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a state of the National Debt at 1730, December 31, and 1731, December 31, and of the produce of the Sinking Fund in that year.Letter Book XIX. p. 83.
Same to Navy CommissionersFor an account of contracts made for salt for three years to Christmas last.Ibid.
Same to Salt CommissionersFor same of (1) produce of duties on home made salt and imported salt for seven years ended 1730, Lady Day; (2)bonds standing out on salt duties; (3)salt shipped for export in vessels sailing after 1730, December 25.Ibid, pp. 83 and 90.
Feb. 19Holles, Duke of Newcastle, to the Treasury.For issue of 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the messengers sent abroad. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 17.
J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.Concerning Wm. Joy's proposal to prevent smuggling.Letter Book XIX. p. 84.
Petition of Bryan Payne -For return of salt duties paid after said duties ceased.Reference Book IX. p. 452.
Feb. 21J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.For an account of money paid into the Exchequer by the Receiver General of Customs for duties arisen in Scotland, 1716, Christmas, to 1731, Christmas.Letter Book XIX. p. 84.
Same to Excise Commissioners.For same of money received from Scotland for revenues under their management for same period.Ibid.
Same to Comptrollers of Army Accounts.With Missing's list, detailed, of men victualled at Gibraltar garrison, 1731, December 13, to 1731–2, January 9.Ibid, p. 85.
An account, certified by Robert Forest, Accountant General, B. Brewer, Comptroller, and the Commissioners, of Excise, Edinburgh.Of the bounties on exportation of fish, beef, and pork, paid out of the revenues of Excise, Scotland, 1714, May 1, to Christmas, 1731 (total, 111,231l. 1s. 9d.). 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 18.
Feb. 21An account, dated Victualling Office, London, and certified by Seth. Jermy.Of the several contracts made by the Commissioners for Victualling for salt, and the prices paid for same, for three years to 1731, Christmas, distinguishing each year. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 19.
Petition of George Hawes, in Newgate, on a surety.For release -Reference Book IX. p. 453.
Feb. 22Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury.Enclosing a copy of the Board of Trade's report on the memorial of the Governor and Council of New York on behalf of Richard Bradley, Attorney General there, for salary in arrear since December, 1724, owing to the funds of quit rents being overdrawn. 2 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 20.
Account from the Commissioners of Customs, Scotland.Of all additional salaries or pensions which have been granted to any officers or persons in Scotland, payable out of Customs revenues, since Christmas, 1716. 3 pages.Ibid, No. 21.
Petition of Thos. Bluck, smuggler.For release from Surrey Gaol -Reference Book IX. p. 453.
Entry of Re-leaseOf a messuage, &c. in Hanbury, Stafford, to Thomas Cobb.Crown Lease Book II. p. 383.
Feb. 23Petition of Wm. Pownall, justice of peace, Lincolnshire.For protection against prosecutionsIbid.
Feb. 24Memorial of Nicholas Paxton to the Treasury.For 1,000l. to carry on Her Majesty's law causes and affairs. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 23.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners of the late Salt Duties, and Stamp Commissioners.For accounts of money paid into the Exchequer for duties, &c. under their care arisen in Scotland, 1716, Christmas, to 1731, Christmas.Letter Book XIX. pp. 84, 90.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.For accounts (1) of produce of Civil List revenues, Scotland, 1715, September 29, to 1727, September 29; (2) of payments from the Civil List revenues for keeping up the three Courts and for the Civil Government, for same period.North Britain Book X. p. 211
Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by three Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].To exempt from the 4s. per £ tax George Dodington, as Clerk of the Pells and Clerk of the Treasury of the Exchequer, Ireland; Henry Viscount Palmerston, as Chief Remembrancer of the Exchequer there; and Hugh Viscount Falmouth and Richard Edgcumbe, who are constituted Vice-Treasurer, Receiver, or Paymaster General of revenues there.Irish Book VIII. pp. 407–9.
Petition of sureties of Edward Randolph, merchant.For their enlargement on condition to surrender.Reference Book IX. p. 453.
Same of Wm. Hulls, of London, merchant.For 90l. levied on Andrew Rusby at his suit.Ibid, p. 454.
Feb. 25J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.To pass the baggage of the Earl of Chesterfield, Ambassador, &c. to the States General, arrived here on the “William and Mary”yacht.Customs Book XIII. p. 274.
Feb. 28Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General.For a bill to pass the Privy Seal for the grant to the Prince of Wales of all arrears due from the Duchy of Cornwall from the decease of the late King, and of Robert Corker's securities for receipt of said revenues.King's Warrant Book XXX. pp. 363–5.
Same to Sir Philip Yorke, Attorney General.For Thos. Green to receive from the late Sheriff of Lincoln moneys recovered on an outlawry of Robert Lane.Ibid, p. 366.
Petition of Henry Popple, Agent and Paymaster of the Independent Company of Foot in the Bahamas.Proposing sureties for himself, in 1,000l. in all.Reference Book IX. p. 454.
Same of Col. Joshua Guest, Barrack Master General of Scotland.For 825l. 2s.d. disbursements, 1730, December 25, to 1731, December 25.Ibid.
Same of Thomas Jones, smuggler.For leave to compound -Ibid.
Feb. 29Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer.For a particular of several extended goods, debts, &c. of Samuel Burridge, late Receiver General of port of Devon.Affairs of Taxes III. pp. 398–9.
Same to same -For stay of process against James and Esther Tarsey till Easter Term.Ibid, pp. 399–400.
Same confirming Lord Chamberlain's warrant.For a gift of plate from His Majesty to Lord Hobart, at the christening of his child, to cost 60l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 385.
Same to the Board of WorksFor works at the Council Chamber, to cost 654l. 9s. 9d. to prevent its excessive coldness, removing the stack of chimneys at the north end, building a room of communication to the Great Staircase to lead into the said chamber and two large rooms at the south end.Ibid, pp. 386–7.
Same to the King's Remembrancer.For stay of process till further order against John Ellis and John Henley,two of the late Commissioners for transport service under Wm. III.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 444–5.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners.Approving the prices of stamped vellum for 1732.Ibid, pp. 445–6.
Same to Customs Commissioners and Attorney General.To accept smuggling compositions from Walter Deane and John Anderson.Customs Book XIII. p. 224.
March 1J. Scrope to the Secretary at War.Concerning sending a troop of horse or dragoons to Kent against the smugglers.Letter Book XIX. p. 86.
Petition of Thos. Garret, smuggler.For leave to compound -Reference Book IX. p. 454.
Same of John Parkinson and Alexander Gordon, same.For stay of prosecutions - -Ibid.
March 2Petition of Edmund White, executor of Mary Chamberlayne, an administrator of John Manby.Concerning Manby's accounts as late Receiver General of part of Lincoln.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 400.
J. Scrope to Postmaster General.For account of money paid into the Exchequer by the Receiver General of the Post Office for letter money arisen in Scotland, 1716, Christmas, to 1731, Christmas.Letter Book XIX. pp. 83, 84, 90.
March 4Petition of Benjamin Derbie and Philip Baker, Receivers General of Somerset.Concerning the accounts of Thos. Penny, late receiver of that county.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 401.
March 6J. Scrope to Customs Commissioner.For Charles Smith's instruction at the waterside.Letter Book XIX. p. 86.
March 7Petition of Mary, widow of Richard Dawkins.For stay of process on her husband's effects as surety for Wm. Gwyn, late collector, Swansea port.Reference Book IX. p. 456.
Warrant under the royal sign manual [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].To exempt from the tax of 4s. per £ Edward Hopkins, Esq. as Master of the Revels, and Paul Whichcote, Esq. “Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, who is clerk of the Crown and clerk of the peace of the province of Leinster.”Irish Book VIII. pp. 410–11.
Treasury warrant to Auditor of Receipt, &c.To make forth and place in the office of the Teller of the Receipt 750,000l. in Exchequer Bills on malt, 1732.Money Book XXXVI. p. 271.
March 8Petition of Allan Senhouse, et al.For return of duty on brandy destroyed -Reference Book IX. p. 455.
Same of John Northen, of Walsingham, weaver.Concerning two packs of Irish yarn seizedIbid.
Same of Charles Orme, collector of land tax, 1730, for Ashby-de-la-Zouch.For protection against prosecution -Ibid.
Same of Wm. Thompson, late Receiver General of Stamp Duties.Concerning the debt due on the failure of Mr. Hughes.Ibid.
March 9Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners and Attorney General.To accept smuggling compositions from Richard Misenor, chief mate of the “Macclesfield” from the East Indies.Customs Book XIII. pp. 224–5.
March 10Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer.For stay of process against collectors of Somerset on account of an in super in the accounts of Thos. Penny.Affairs of Taxes X. pp. 401–2.
Same to the Board of WorksTo renew with moor stone the staircase leading to the Round Tower, Windsor Castle, to cost 200l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 388.
March 12An account certified by John Oxenford, Assistant Inspector General, Custom House, London.Of tobacco imported into England and re-exported, 1721, to 1731, Christmas, together with same, certified by Robert Parsons, Comptroller General, Custom House, London, of the gross and net produce of duties thereon. 6 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 30.
March 14J. Scrope to Commissioners of Taxes.For the despatch of the affairs of Wm. Reed, surety of Charles Wilkinson.Letter Book XIX. p. 86.
Same to Customs Commissioners.With the South Sea Company's representation concerning the Greenland fishery.Ibid, p. 81.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer.For stay of the distringas against the Duke of Montagu for his accounts as Master of the Great Wardrobe.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 447.
Petition of Wm. Loyd, surety of Wm. Gwyn.For stay of process -Reference Book IX. p. 456.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners and Attorney General.To accept smuggling compositions from Samuel Winchelsey of Plymouth.Customs Book XIII. pp. 225–6.
March 15Petition of John Westerbane, surety for Edward Randolph.For liberty and stay of proceedings against him.Reference Book IX. p. 455.
March 16J. Scrope to the Treasurer for building 50 new churches.For an account of remains, undisposed, of the parliamentary grant for said churches.Letter Book XIX. p. 87.
March 17J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.Concerning the return home from Holland of Thos. Perrin, late of London, merchant.Letter Book XIX. p. 87.
Same to Nathaniel Booth, Surveyor of Green Wax.Concerning the grant of the office of Clerk of the Market of His Majesty's Household.Ibid, p. 88.
March 18Bill of charges -Incidents, 1730, August 2, to 1730–1, February 3, paid by Henry Cartwright, Receiver General of Stamp Duties. 1 large sheet.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 31.
March 20J. Scrope to Mr. Paxton -Concerning Mr. Tomkyns' compositionLetter Book XIX. p. 88.
Tho. Tomkyns to [? Nicholas Paxton].Enclosing another petition from himself to the Treasury for directions for an application to Parliament for an Act for compounding his public arrear. 1page.
Appending:
—Said petition. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 32.
March 21Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise.To permit Thos. Hunt et al. merchants to reduce brandy to proof.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 447–8.
J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.For an account of the drawback on duty on hops, 1715, Lady Day, to 1720, Lady Day.Letter Book XIX. p. 89.
Royal sign manual directed to Attorney General.For a bill for discharge of Sir Robert Brown's baronet fee.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 371.
Warrant under royal sign manual.To pass Hugh Howard's accounts, detailed, as Paymaster of Works for year ended 1729, December 31.Ibid, pp. 373–4.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners.To deliver two packs of Irish yarn seized at Bristol, irregularly shipped.Customs Book XIII. p. 278.
Same to same and Attorney General.To accept smuggling compositions from Thos. Garrett, of Lynn Regis, Norfolk.Ibid, p. 226–7.
J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.For Robert Harrison to be instructed in Customs business, London port.Ibid, p. 276.
Warrant under the royal sign manual [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ Nassau Powlett, commonly called Lord Nassau Powlett, Auditor General of Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 413.
March 22Account -Of all additional salaries or pensions for Civil affairs granted in Scotland since Christmas, 1716 (total 6,585l. 3s. 4d.). 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 33.
J. Scrope to Auditor of Receipt.For accounts of (1) money paid into the Exchequer for salt duty, Scotland, for last 10 years; (2) payments into Exchequer from Scotland since 1716, Christmas.Letter Book XIX. p. 90.
Petition of Benjamin Wall -Concerning his surety for Jonathan Smart, jun. late Receiver General of House Duty, Hertfordshire.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 415.
Petition of Edward Young, late Surveyor General of Woods.For 175l. 8s.d. for a surplusage and fees on his accounts.Reference Book IX. p 456.
March 23Bill of charges - -Incidents on apprentice duties paid by Henry Cartwright, Receiver General of Stamp Duties, 1730, August 2 to February 3. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 34.
Treasury warrant to Sidney Godolphin, an auditor of land revenues, Wales.To give notice for rents in North Wales not to be paid to Sir Humphrey Howorth.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 450.
March 23J. Scrope to Commissioners of Excise.For an account of gross and net produce of hop duty from the commencement to 1731.Letter Book XIX. p. 90.
March 24Petition of proprietors of reversionary annuities granted to Queen Anne, 1704, on 3,700l. per week.For a clause in an Act of Parliament in their favour to permit reversionary annuitants to receive same.Reference Book IX. p. 457.
Same of Eliz. Merrifield, of Shadwell.For leave to compound for smuggling tea.Ibid, p. 458.
Same of Mann Greetham, yeoman, Essex.For same - - -Ibid.
Royal sign manual to Sir Philip Yorke.For a bill for discharge of Sir Cyril Wich's baronet fee.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 375.
1732.
March 25
J. Scrope to Auditor of Receipt.For an account of the remains in the Exchequer of the additional duties on stamped vellum, &c. on 29th September 1731.Letter Book XIX. p. 91.
[After
March 25.]
Two memorials, (a) and (b), to the Treasury from the Stamp Commissioners.Craving allowance of salaries of officers for duties on moneys given with clerks and apprentices, and of officers for duties on vellum, parchment, and papers. 1 page and 3 large pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 35.
Four booklets containing 19 sheets in all.Lists of ships entered and cleared in the port of Charleston, South Carolina, 1731, September 29, to 1732, March 25.Ibid, No. 37.
March 27J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.For despatch of Mons. de Chavigny's luggage.Letter Book XIX. p. 91.
March 28Petition of tobacco importersFor the revival of the clause of 12 Anne, permitting warehousing of tobacco on importer's single bond.Reference Book IX. p. 457.
J. Scrope to Comptrollers of Army Accounts.With Missing's list, detailed, of men victualled at Gibraltar garrison 1731–2, January 10 to February 6.Letter Book XIX. p. 93.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To apply and distribute the income of the General Fund, 1732, Lady Day quarter.
Appending:—Statement of same.
Money Book XXXVI. p. 277–8.
Same -For same of Aggregate Fund
Appending:—Same.
Ibid, pp. 283–4.
The Commissioners of Excise, London, to the Treasury.Enclosing account of the gross and net produce of the duties on hops from their commencement, 1 June, 1711, to 1731, June 24. 1 page.
Appending:
—Said account. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 38.
March 31Petition of Thos. MissingFor 819l. for victualling 360 men in Placentia, Annapolis Royal and Canso, 1730–1, January 1, to 1731, March 31.Reference Book IX. p. 459.
J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.For Miles Harper to be instructed in Customs business, London port.Customs Book XIII. p. 380.
Same to same -For despatch of Prince of Vallachie's luggage, who is coming hither from the Czarina of Muscovy.Letter Book XIX. p. 91.
Same to Mr. DelafayeFor an advertisement in the “Gazette,” concerning the murder of Richard Hills, boatman at Deal.Ibid.
Statement of accounts, certified by Geo. Wright, deputy auditor.Of receivers of public taxes behind and undeclared within the division of Mr. Auditor Godolphin to 1730 inclusive. 2 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 40.
March 31Report to the Treasury from the Commissioners of Excise, London.Forwarding an account of the hop grounds in the kingdom and the hops produced in the last four years. 1 page.
Appending:
—Said account. 1 sheet.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 41.
April 3Petition of David Dowthwaite of Stockton, merchant.Concerning fees on a coast shipment of timber.Reference Book IX. p. 458.
April 4J. Scrope to Auditor of Receipt.For a certificate of the deficiency on Exchequer bills on malt, 1730, remaining at Lady Day, 1732.Letter Book XIX. p. 92.
Edward Walpole to Customs Commissioners.About Count Degenfeld's casks of wine from Liege.Ibid.
Same to sameAbout the sureties of Peter and John Williams, bankrupt tobacco merchants, Exeter.Ibid.
April 5Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to John Howse, of Fritton, Norfolk, of the extended estate of Wm. Pacy, late Receiver General of part of Norfolk.
Prefixing:—Particular, &c. of the estate.
Affairs of Taxes III. pp. 416–20.
Same to Customs Commissioners on report of same at length.To accept compositions from 17 smugglers of Cornwall, detailed, with warrant to the Attorney General to non pros. the informations against them.Customs Book XIII. pp. 282–4.
J. Scrope to Same -Concerning John Weeks, under prosecution.Letter Book XIX. p. 93.
April 6Same to King's Remembrancer.To examine Henry Popple's surety as agent and paymaster of the Independent Company of Foot in the Bahamas.Reference Book IX. p. 454.
Same to Customs Commissioners, Scotland.For a list of officers necessary to carry on the service of the salt duties.North Britain Book X. p. 215.
Reports by Surveyor General and Attorney and Solicitor General.On the petition of Wm. Hucks for a lease of land formerly called Doghouse Field, alias Brown's Close, in St. Giles in the Fields (with plan).Crown Lease Book II. pp. 406–21.
Warrant under the royal sign manual.Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £, Thos. Copleston, Esq. as Register of the Forfeitures and Clerk of the Quit Rents and Crown rents, Ireland, Cols. Henry Hawley and John Ligonière, aides-de-camp to His Majesty, and Sir Rob. Rich, Charles Cathcart, Thos. Paget, Grooms of the Bedchamber, as colonels of regiments, Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 414.
Memorial to the Treasury from Augustus Schutz.For 756l. 6s. 3d. to clear the service of the Office of Robes for Lady Day quarter past. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 42.
Report to the Treasury from the Attorney and Solicitor General.On the petition of Wm. Hucks, Esq. for a reversionary lease of several houses in Old Soho. 9 pages.
Appending:
—(a.) Said petition with order of reference, dated 1730, June 10. 2 pages.
(b.) Report of Dr. Exton Sayer thereupon, dated 1731, May 14. 8 pages.
(c.) Plan of the property. 1 sheet.
Ibid, 43.
Entry of re-lease - -Of a messuage, &c. in Kirkheaton, Northumberland, to John Swinburne.Crown Lease Book II. p. 383.
April 7Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer.For stay of process against several Acting Commissioners of Land Tax, Norfolk, on the in super for Allen's defalcations.Affairs of Tares III. p. 414.
April 12Petition of Gilbert Marshall -For interest on three orders in the Queen's lottery, 1713, subscribed into South Sea stock.Reference Book IX. p. 458.
Account certified by John Oxenford, Custom House, London.Of duties paid at the Custom House, London and Outports on foreign spirits and brandies imported from Dunkirk, 1727, December 25, to 1731, December 25. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 44.
April 13Petition of Thos. Sim and six others named, of Allonby, Cumberland.For stay of process against them on the charge of smuggling.Reference Book IX. p. 459.
April 18Treasury warrants to Commissioners of Revenue, Ireland.For free importation of clothing for Col. John Cope's and Sir Robert Rich's regiments, Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 418.
April 19Memorial of Nicholas Paxton to the Treasury.For issue of 1,500l. for His Majesty's law charges and affairs. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 46.
J. Scrope to Customs Com missioners.Concerning importation of brandy from Dunkirk.Letter Book XIX. p. 94.
Petition of Robert Dunsford, junior, and Nathan Sprigg, merchants, of Twerton.Proposing sureties as receivers for Samuel Burridge's extended effects.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 414.
April 20Treasury warrant to King's Remembrancer.To change Henry Popple's surety -Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 450.
Royal sign manual [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Exempting Pattee Byng from the tax of 4s. per £ on a pension of 600l. per annum on the Irish establishment.Irish Book VIII p. 419.
J. Scrope to Customs Com missioners.With the draft of a Bill for encouraging growth of coffee in the British plantations.Letter Book XIX. p. 94.
Same to Mr. Paxton -To pay the expenses of Dr. Paul, His Majesty's Advocate for the charge of passing the Bill about the springs in Hyde Park.Ibid, p. 102.
April 21Treasury warrant to Auditor of Receipt, &c.To levy a tally purporting payment of Sir Robert Brown's baronet fee of 1,095l.Money Book XXXVI. p. 291.
Report from the Commissioners of Customs to the House of Customs.On the case against Thos. Ellis for importing brandy from Dunkirk as Flemish randy. 1½ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 47.
Petition of John Millard, of Cherrington, Gloucester.Concerning forfeiture of his recognizanceReference Book IX. p. 457.
April 22Petition of Eliz. Prince -Concerning forfeiture on gold seized on board the “Devonshire” from the East Indies.Ibid, p. 459.
April 24J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.Concerning Thos. Avery, of Boscastle (“Bottreaux Castle”), smuggler.Letter Book XIX. p. 94.
April 25Report from Nicholas Paxton to the Treasury.On petition of Wm. Hulls, of London, concerning a debt due from Andrew Rudsby. 1½ pages.
Appending:
—(a.) Certificate of James Pearce, dated Inner Temple Office, 1731–2, March 25, as to the venditioni exponas. 1 page.
(b.) Hull's petition to the Treasury with reference, dated 1731–2, Feb. 24. 1½ pages.
(c.) Hull's affidavit. 1 page.
April 25J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.To attend the Treasury concerning diamonds seized at Falmouth.Letter Book XIX. p. 94.
Same to the Board of WorksTo examine the house in the Tower assigned to John Trotter, Yeoman Warden of the Tower.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 389.
Petition of Gerard Croker, Receiver General of Taxes, Oxfordshire.Concerning an overpayment on account -Affairs of Taxes III. p. 421.
April 26J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.For despatch of the baggage of the Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, who is now coming from there.Letter Book XIX. p. 95.
April 27Same to Paymaster of Forces.For an account of money due from Ireland for pay of forces on the Irish establishment, but serving abroad.Ibid.
Same to Comptrollers of Army Accounts.With Missing's list, detailed, of victualled at Gibraltar, 1731–2, Feb. 7 to March 5.Ibid.
April 28J. Scrope to Postmaster General.For an account of rates and duties on diamonds and lace imported in mail packets.Ibid, p. 96.
Same to Taxes CommissionersConcerning the draft extent for Charles Wilkinson's debt to the Crown.Ibid.
Same to Mr. CarkesseWith a letter containing matters of consequences to the Customs revenue.Ibid.
Royal sign manual [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ Wm. Egerton, as a colonel, and James Tyrrel, as a Brigadier General, on the Irish establishment.Irish Book VIII. p. 414.
April 29Warrant under the royal sign manual to Treasurer and Paymaster of Chelsea Hospital.Confirming to Dr. Thos. Rentone the salary of 50l. per annum, conferred 1722, for his singular skill in curing ruptures in said hospital.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 389.
J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners, Scotland.Concerning James Ferguson, salt officer at Borrowstownness, in arrear to the Crown.North Britain Book X. p. 237.
[April]Alexander Wilson to John Scrope.Praying a letter to the Commissioner of Revenue, Ireland, for free importation of particulars for Colonel Hawley's regiment of dragoons there. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 49.
May 2J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Mr. Read, riding surveyor, Newcastle.Letter Book XIX. p. 97.
Account certified by John Oxenford, Custom House, London.Of brandies imported from France for 10 years ending at Christmas, 1730. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 50.
Treasury warrant to King's Remembrancer.To take sureties of Robt. Dunsford and Nathan Sprigg.Affairs of Taxes III. pp. 421.
May 4J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.With leave of absence to Edmond Drake, surveyor of Customs, Exeter port.Customs Book XIII. p. 288.
May 5Same to Commissioners of Excise.To subsist Brigadier Ker's regiment of dragoons in Gloucester and Hereford.Letter Book XIX. p. 97.
May 10Royal sign manual [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ Charles Delafaye, taster of all wines, &c. and of outs and defects of same imported into Ireland, and Elizabeth his wife, housekeeper and wardrobe keeper at Dublin Castle and Chappleizod, and director or surveyor of the royal gardens there.Irish Book VIII. pp. 421–2
May 10J. Scrope to Taxes Commissioners.For a state of receivers of land tax and house duty in arrear.Letter Book XIX. p. 98.
Same to Attorney General -Transmitting five papers concerning diamonds seized in the mail.Ibid, pp. 98–9.
May 12Treasury warrant to the executors of Charles Wither.To deliver to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor of Woods, the papers of that office.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 452.
Same to Customs Commissioners.To land flints for the Ordnance from the “Providence,” of Caen.Customs Book XIII. p. 297.
Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet.For a Privy Seal to empower the Treasury to appoint Receivers General of the Land Tax, 1732.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 423.
Same [directed to the Lord Lieutentant of Ireland.]Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ John Cope and Stephen Cornwallis as colonels of regiments, Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 414.
Treasury warrant to Commissioners of Revenue, Ireland.For free importation of clothing for Colonel Hawley's regiment, Ireland.Ibid, p. 423.
Articles of agreement between the King and Lovis de Marsall, of St. Christopher, planter.For Marsall's purchase of 97 acres in Basse Terre Quarter.Crown Lease Book II. pp. 404–5.
Treasury warrant confirming a Lord Chamberlain's warrant.For Bibles, &c. for His Majesty's chapel at Kensington. To cost 156l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 391.
Same to Customs Commissioners and Attorney General.To accept smuggling composition from Wm. Hutchinson, of York city, and Richard Wright, his servant.Customs Book XIII. pp. 227–8.
Same to Auditor of Receipt, &c.To levy a tally for Sir Cyril Wich's baronet fee. Money Book XXXVI. p. 297.
Same to all the officers of the Receipt.To take in loans on the land tax, 1732, not exceeding 50,000l.Ibid, p. 298.
May 13J. Scrope to Auditors Godolphin and Lowndes.For a state of Charles Wither's accounts -Letter Book XIX. p. 99.
Memorial of the Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury.For issue of 1,000l. for foreign messengers. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 54.
May 15Report by Frances, widow of Charles Wither, to the Treasury.Of bills payable out of navy timber remaining unpaid for services performed by order of her late husband as Surveyor General. 1½ pages.Ibid, No. 56.
May 16J. Scrope to Barons of Exchequer, Scotland.Concerning the conveyance of estates of Mr. Hay, of Naughton, for behoof of his creditors.North Britain Book X. p. 237.
Petition of John, son of Alexander Stewart, merchant in Inverness.Concerning his suretyship for David Stewart, of Inverness, as collector of Excise for the district of Moray.Ibid, p. 245.
Warrant under the royal sign manual.For a charter of signature of the barony of Dun to David Erskine, of Dun, one of the Senators of the College of Justice, with remainders specified.Ibid, pp.246–59.
Royal sign manual [directed to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland].Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ Richard Russel as a brigadier on the Irish establishment.Irish Book VIII. pp. 423–4.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Sir Philip Yorke.For Win. Hulls to receive from late Sheriffs of London and Middlesex moneys recovered on the outlawry of Andrew Rudsby.King's Warrant p. 397.
Petition of John Nicholas, brother and residuary legatee to Edward Nicholas.Concerning his brother's accounts as Paymaster of the Pensions, to which he was appointed 1713, August 8, at a salary of 400l. in lieu of the poundage enjoyed by his predecessors.Reference Book IX. p. 459.
May 17J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.To seal up baggage at the lodgings of Lord Harrington and Baron Hattorff, at St. James's, and Mr. Reich, in Albemarle Street, in order to its transport to Germany, whither they are to attend His Majesty in his intended progress to his dominions.Letter Book XIX. p. 99.
Same to George Tilson -Concerning the bill of extraordinaries from Mr. Dean, Consul at Ostend.Ibid, p. 100.
Petition of Sir James Grant, of Grant, Scotland.Concerning the arrears of fen duty on an estate bought from John Grant, of Glenmoriston.North Britain Book X. p. 259.
May 18M. Frecker, in absence of Secretaries to the Treasury, to the Salt Commissioners.Concerning Sir Richard Lane's trial about certificates for waste allowances.Letter Book XIX. p. 100.
Petition of John Colquitt, [Customs] collector of Liverpool.Concerning a purchase of houses from Smith, indebted to the Crown as late collector there.Reference Book IX. p. 459.
May 23Memorial to the Treasury from the Earl of Portmore.For stay of destringas against him on the accounts of his father, the late Earl, Governor of Gibraltar garrison.
Minuted:—“ Warrant signed till the end of Michaelmas term next.” 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 59.
Petition of Clement Wood, keeper of Lincoln Castle Gaol.Concerning escape of Cuthbert Morrice, mariner.Reference Book IX. p. 460.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners.To deliver to the claimants, diamonds seized at Falmouth.
Prefixing:—Attorney General's report, petition of the merchants, detailed, affidavit of two of same, two certificates, all of May 22, 1732, and schedule of papers referred to.
Customs Book XIII. pp. 289–96.
Royal sign manuals [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ Giles Earle, Anthony Lowther, Edward Thompson, Robert Sawyer Herbert, all as Commissioners of Revenue, Ireland, and Henry Earl of Grantham, Francis Fane, Henry Wm. Lawman, and Herman Hoburg, on pensions respectively of 1,500l. 800l. 1,000l. and 1,000l. per annum.Irish Book VIII. pp. 424–5.
May 24Same to Wm. Steuart -For a pension of 400l. per annum to Grey Longueville, Esq. in trust for the maintenance and education of George Augustus Earl of Sussex, and Henry Yelverton, his brother, from 1731, Michaelmas.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 395.
May 25Treasury warrant to Thos. Foley, an Auditor of Imprests.To prepare for declaration the account, detailed, of Charles Wither, late Surveyor General of Woods.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 453–7.
Same to same -For same of same, detailed, of the Earl of Scarborough, for extraordinaries for the Stable for one year, to 1730, June 30.Ibid, pp. 458–9.
Same to Stamp Commissioners.To pay to Henry Cartwright, Receiver General of Stamp Duties, expenses of prosecuting Hughes, his chief clerk.Ibid, pp. 459–60.
Same to King's Remembrancer or his deputy.For stay of process against the Earl of Portmore on account of sums received by his father David, late Earl of Portmore, for the contingent services of Gibraltar garrison.Ibid, p. 462.
May 25Treasury warrants to Customs Commissioners and Attorney General.To accept smuggling composition from Edward Clarke, of the “Aislabie.”Customs Book XIII. p. 305.
Same to Customs Commissioners.To permit Thos. Perrin to return from Holland unmolested.Ibid, p. 304.
The Treasury to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.For a new lease of the bishop's rents of Orkney to John Hay, of Balbithan, for five years, at 200l. pursuant to the petition of George Earl of Morton.North Britain Book X. p. 260.
Treasury warrant to the Officers and Commissioners of the Navy.To make forth a bill on the Treasurer of the Navy in the name of Joseph Hinxman, chief woodward of New Forest, for 115l. 5s.d. for timber supplied to the Navy.Money Book XXXVI pp. 303–4.
May 26J. Scrope to Postmasters General.For the payment to the Customs officers of the proceeds of duty on diamonds and lace imported in the mail.Letter Book XIX. p. 101.
May 27Petition of Charles Holzendorf to Sir Robert Walpole.For the usual Treasury warrant for Lady Day quarter last on the pension of 400l. per annum granted by His late Majesty for services performed at the Court of Spain and confirmed by His present Majesty. 2 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXVIII. No. 61.
May 30Royal sign manuals [directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.]Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ George Earl of Orkney, John Earl of Rothes, Richard Sutton, Charles Dubourgay, and Wm. Hargrave, as colonels of regiments, Ireland, and Viscount Shannon, as Commander-in-Chief of the forces there.Irish Book VIII. pp. 427, 434–5.
May 31J. Scrope to Paymaster of Forces.With the proposal of the Royal Bank of Scotland to circulate half the subsistence of the forces in Scotland through that bank.Letter Book XIX. p. 100.
Same to Mr. Paxton -Concerning timber stealers in Whittlewood and Dean Forests.Ibid, p. 101.
Same to Customs Commissioners.To wait on the Board of Greencloth at St. James's for directions about His Majesty's baggage to Hanover.Ibid.
June 2Petition of John BetsonOn behalf of Henry Cleathen and seven others, prosecuted by John Stordy, officer of Customs, York.Reference Book IX. p. 460.
Royal sign manual directed to the Clerk of the Signet attending.For a bill to pass the Privy Seal for a pension of 1,540l. per annum to Philip Earl of Chesterfield.King's Warrant Book XXX p. 416.
June 3Petition of Capt. John Flower.Concerning gold seized, brought in the “Macclesfield” from India.Reference Book IX. p. 460.
July 5Entry of re-lease -Of a messuage, &c. in Leintwardine, county Hereford, to Samuel Barnard.Crown Lease Book II.p. 383.
June 6Treasury warrant confirming a Lord Chamberlain's warrant.For chapel furniture, detailed, for the use of Wm. Earl of Essex, ambassador to the King of Sardinia. To cost 380l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 395.
Same to Barons of Exchequer, Scotland.Allowing to James Bruce, Master and Worker of the Mint, Edinburgh, the vacant salary from the death of John Montgomerie, his predecessor, to Bruce's appointment, viz., 1731, July 1 to December 23.North Britain Book X. p. 261.
Same to the King's Remembrancer.For stay of process against Benjamin Wall as surety of Jonathan Smart.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 422
Same to Customs Commissioners, on report of same annexed.To forbear prosecution against Clement Wood, gaoler of Lincoln Castle.Customs Book XIII. pp. 299–300.
June 7Treasury warrant to Edward Harley, an Auditor of Imprests.To allow 27l. 10s. for salaries to clerks, &c. in the account of Henry Cartwright, Receiver General of Stamp Duties.Warrants not relating to money XXIV. p. 461.
Same to Navy Commissioners and principal officers of the Navy.To cancel Navy bills in Mr. Wither's name, and to make out new bills for Mr. Whitworth.Ibid, pp. 462–3.
Certificate to the Treasury by George Wright, deputy auditor in Auditor Godolphin's office, New Palace Yard.Of the payments made by Shreeve Paynton, Receiver General of South Wales, of his arrears to the Earl of Grantham. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIX. No. 2.
June 8Report to the Treasury from Nicholas Paxton.On the petitions of Mann Greetham and eight others, smugglers, prisoners in the Fleet.
Endorsed with reference to the Customs Commissioners. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a.) Said petition to Sir Robert Walpole, dated 1732, May 29, 1 page.
(b.) Certified by Thos. Brafeild, Deputy Warden of the Fleet, dated June 8, of the charges against petitioners. 1 sheet.
Ibid, No. 4.
Memorial to same from sameFor issue of 3,500l. for law charges and for purchasing the springs and waters in Hyde Park for the King.
Minuted June 8, “1,000l. ordered on account.”
Ibid, No. 5.
June 8Treasury warrant for execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant.For 100 ozs. of gold plate to Sir Wm. Yonge as a royal present at the christening of his child. To cost 55l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 395.
Same to the Board of WorksFor works at one side of the Middle Court at Hampton Court, dividing the inside of the building into smaller rooms for the more commodious reception of His Majesty's family. To cost 3,454l. 14s. 2d.Ibid, p. 395.
J. Scrope to Commissioners of Excise, Scotland.For an account of the produce of the duties on malt, Scotland, showing surplus or deficiency on the 20,000l. per annum intended to be raised thereby for the service of the public.North Britain Book X. p. 262.
Petition of Mayor, Bridgemasters and Burgesses of Maidenhead.Concerning the trees due to them from the royal manors of Cookham and Bray for the repair of the bridge by the letters of Corporation of James II. the bridge being very ruinous and the tolls much lessened by His Majesty erecting a free bridge at Datchet.Reference Book IX. p. 460.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners.To accept smuggling composition from John Hatch.Customs Book XIII. pp. 300–2.
June 9J. Scrope to the Commissioners and principal officers of the Navy.For an account of the disposition of Navy supplies for 1732.Letter Book XIX. p. 102.
Same to Mr. Pelham -Concerning the disposition of the 200l. intended to be paid to Prince Cantimir, Resident from Russia.Ibid.
Same to Customs Commissioners.Concerning divers prisoners in the Fleet.Ibid.
June 9Petition of Wm. Freke -On behalf of himself and other sureties of John Shermer, late Receiver General of Berks.Affairs of Tares IV. p. 1.
Same of Edmund Rolfe and John Bagge.Same as sureties of Wm. Allen, late receiver for part of Norfolk.Ibid.
Same of Wm. CarterSame as same of Henry Nash, late Receiver General of Suffolk.Ibid.
[June 9
and after.]
Petitions of the various Receivers General of Land taxFor reappointment for 1732, and proposing sureties, detailed.Affairs of Taxes III. p. 423 and pp. 441–2.
June 9Petition of Thos. Bowes -For 220l. 12s. 4d. for lighting lamps at Westminster for season ended 1732, June 1.Reference Book IX. p. 461.
Same of Frances Barker, widow.For interest on 2,630l. in the two lotteries, 1719, subscribed into South Sea Company.Ibid.
June 12J. Scrope to Earl of Essex, Ranger of Hyde Park.For watering the road through Hyde Park to Kensington this summer.Letter Book XIX. p. 103.
Same to Customs Commissioners, Scotland.For stay of process against sureties of John Haldane, late collector of Customs at Prestonpans.North Britain Book X. p. 262.
June 13Same to SameTo pass the baggage of the Conde de Montijo, coming hither from Spain as Ambassador Extraordinary.Letter Book XIX. p. 103.
June 14Report to the Treasury by Nicholas Paxton.On the petition of John Millard, of Cherrington, Gloucester, concerning a recognizance. 2 pages.
Appending:
— (a.) Said petition, with reference thereon, dated 1732, April 21. (b.) and (c.) Two certificates by Mr. Wm. Cann, clerk of peace, Bristol, and John Legg, keeper of Newgate Gaol, Bristol. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIX. No. 7.
June 15The Commissioners of Excise, Edinburgh, to the Treasury.Forwarding an account of the gross and net produce of the duties on malt, mum, cider, and perry, in Scotland, 1725, June 23, to 1731, June 23. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a.) Said account. 1 large sheet.
(b.) Account of the net produce of the malt duty in Scotland, exclusive of arrears, 1726–31. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 8.
J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.With the merchant's petition to import diamonds in the mail.Letter Book XIX. p. 104.
June 16List certified by Nicholas PaxtonOf the causes under prosecution, 1732, Trinity Term, with the states thereof. 9 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIX. No. 9.
J. Scrope to Auditor Godolphin.For a state of Sir Humphrey Howorth's accounts.Letter Book XIX. p. 104.
Minute by same -For attendance at the Treasury of Colonel Horsey, Mr. Paxton, and the Deputy King's Remembrancer on the 20th instant.Ibid.
J. Scrope to Commissioners of Taxes.Concerning Sir Wm. Milner's letter on behalf of the executors of Whitton, late Receiver General of part of York.Ibid, p. 105.
July 18Augustus Schutz [? to John Scrope].For issue of 211l. 11d. disbursed for the set of medals delivered to Her Majesty.
Minuted as under date June 20, supra, p. 235. 1page.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIX. No. 10.
June 19Petition of Thos. Clyfford -For allowances as Receiver General for Monmouth, 1729–30.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 1.
[June 20
before.]
Petition to the Treasury from Sir Alexander Murray, of Stanhope.For delay of his case against the Duke of Argyll concerning the grant of mines
Minuted as under June 20, supra, p. 235. ½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIX. No. 11.
June 20Account of a cause tried before the Lord Chief Justice Sir Robert Eyre at the Guildhall, 1732, Trinity Term.Between Robert Forster, a Customs officer, and John Higden, junior, a merchant, concerning returned goods. 4½pages.Ibid, No. 12.
Petition of Sir John Jennings, keeper of Greenwich Park.Concerning repairs, detailed, in the park.Reference Book IX. p. 461.
June 20
[and
after].
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer.To take the securities, detailed, of the Receivers General of the Land Tax, 1732.Affairs of Taxes III. pp. 430–2, and pp. 441–2.
June 20J. Scrope to Commissioners of Taxes.Concerning the fraudulent returning of bonds upon dedimuses.Letter Book XIX. p. 105.
Warrant under the royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian, &c. to the Barons of the Exchequer.For a grant to Wm. Earl of Seaforth of 3,916l. 13s. 4d. arrear of feu duties to the Crown out the forfeited estates.North Britain Book X. p. 266.
June 21J. Scrope to Sir Wm. Milner, Munappleton, Yorks.With stay of process against executors of Whitton.Letter Book XIX. p. 105.
Same to Comptrollers of Army Accounts.With Missing's list of victualled at Gibraltar, 1731–2, March 6, to 1732, April 30.Ibid.
Same to Commissioners of Excise, Scotland.Leave of absence to Mr. Dowdeswell, one of their number.North Britain Book X. p. 266.
Petition of Andrew Anderson, writer in Edinburgh.Concerning his advances on the pension to the late James Anderson, Postmaster General for North Britain.Ibid, p. 267.
Petition of Wm. GerrishConcerning his accounts as collector of Customs in the island of Montserrat.Reference Book IX. p. 461.
[June 22
before.]
Representation to Sir Robert Walpole by James Osborn, natural son of the late Duke of Leeds, and now a midshipman on the “Gibraltar.”For part of the late Duke's arrears of pension, said late Duke being unable to make a settlement for him or his mother.
Minuted as under June 22, supra, p. 236. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIX. No. 13.
June 22J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners.To seal up baggage of Count Erbach, son-in-law to the late Count Bothmar, on his return to Holland, at his house in Downing Street.Letter Book XIX. p. 106.
Treasury warrant to King's Remembrancer.For stay of process against the executrix and sureties of Peter Whitton.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 2.
June 23Same to the Board of Works -For the necessary scaffolding for the installation of the Knights of the Bath. To costs 600l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I. p. 397.
[June 24
after.]
Two memorials (a. and b.) of the Commissioners of Stamp Duties to the Treasury.For Midsummer salaries, detailed, to the officers for duties on money given with clerks and apprentices, and duties on stamped vellum, &c. 1 page and 3 large pages.Treasury Board Papers CCLXXIX. No. 14 (a.) and (b.)
[After
June 24.]
Account - -Of coffee, tea, and cocoa delivered from the several warehouses for home consumption and export, 1724, June 24, to 1732, June 24. 1 page.Treasury Board papers CCLXXIX. No. 15.
Same - -Of savings in certain items of army pay at Berwick and Minorca. 1 page.Ibid, No. 18.
June 26Petition of George Earl of Halifax, Ranger of Bushey and Middle Parks, Hampton Court.Concerning repairs needed at the pheasantry, &c.Reference Book IX. p. 462.
Same of Thos. Wells, riding officer, Isle of Wight.For salary during his imprisonment on a action for debt.Ibid.
Same of John Clapcot, of Soyley, carpenter.For leave to compound for smuggling -Ibid.
Same of Simon GowerSameIbid.
June 27Treasury warrant to Sir Philip Yorke, Attorney General.To discharge John Millard's estreated recognizance for non-appearance at Gloucester assizes.
Prefixing:—Certificate of John Millso, clerk of said assizes.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 466–7.
Same to Auditors of the Receipt.To distribute and apply the 1732, Midsummer quarter's income of the General Fund.
Appending:—Statement of same.
Money Book XXXVI. pp. 329–30.
Same -For same of Aggregate Fund -
Appending:—Same.
Ibid, pp. 333–6.
Same to Commissioners of Stamp Duties.To repay taxes, anno 1732, on stamp officers of under 100l. salary.Ibid, p. 334.
Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian of the Kingdom, directed to the Attorney General.For a bill for the discharge of the baronet fee of Sir Mark Stuart Pleydall, of Coleshill, Berks.King's Warrant Book XXX. p. 429.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners.Granting John Hatch further space for paying his smuggling composition money.Customs Book XIII. p. 308.
June 28Royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian, &c. [to the Lord Lieutunant of Ireland].Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ Thos. Howard, Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty, as colonel of a regiment, Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 428.
J. Scrope to Edward Thompson, a Commissioner of Revenue, Ireland.With leave of absence to Mr. Medlicot, a Commissioner of same.Ibid.
Petition of Wm. Powell, of Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, butcher.For 80l. 10s. recovered on an outlawry of Saml. Mynns, of Chelsworth, Suffolk.Reference Book IX. p. 462.
Same of Zacheus Duckett, of Leicester, gent.For 30l. the like, on outlawry of Wm. Martin, of Glenfield.Ibid, p. 463.
Same of Geo. GerrardFor 30l. the like, on outlawry of John Gover, Somerset.Ibid.
Same of verderers and justices of peace near Dean Forest.For 733l. 12s. 6d. for repair of the extraparochial roads through the forest.Ibid.
June 29Treasury warrant to Salt Commissioners.To allow to Edward Mountjoy and Peter Day, merchants, of Bristol, duties on wasted salt.
Prefixing:—Salt Commissioners' report.
Warrants not relating to money XXIV. pp. 470–2.
J. Scrope to Salt Commissioners.On Bryan Payne's petition for repayment of salt duty.Letter Book XIX. p. 107.
Same to [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].Inclosing Sir Roger Bradshaigh's petition concerning concealed lands in Ireland.Irish Book VIII. p. 422.
June 29J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners, Scotland.Concerning dismissal of Robert Chits, late tidewaiter at Banff.North Britain Book X. p. 268.
Petition of Lewis Elstob and John Watson.Proposing securities, detailed, as receivers of the rents of the Derwentwater estates.Reference Book IX. p. 463.
Same of Drake Pennant, et al.To reduce imported brandy to proof -Ibid, p. 465.
June 30Treasury warrant -Confirming to Francis Whitworth, present Surveyor General, His Majesty's warrant of 1727, September 14, for payment 98l. additional salaries to officers in Whittlewood Forest.Warrants not relating to money XXIV, p. 470.
Warrant under the royal sign manual by the Queen, as Guardian, &c. [to the Lord Lieutenant od Ireland].To direct the Commissioners appointed to take the accounts of the Vice-Treasurers of Ireland to allow exceedings or overdrawings of 12,299l. 1s.d. on concordatums, contingencies, and barracks funds, for year ended Lady Day, 1732.Irish Book VIII p. 429.
Treasury warrant to Wm. Lowndes, an auditor of land revenues, Thos. Ripley, and Christopher Key.For a particular of a messuage and slip of ground in the Privy Garden, Whitehall, of which the Duke of Richmond prays a lease.Crown Lease Book II. pp. 422–3.
Petition of Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.Concerning repairs demanded in Windsor Great Park and Windsor Forest.Reference Book IX. p. 464.
Same of Elizabeth, widow of Jonathan Newton.Concerning the debts of her former husband, Richd. Rose, receiver of fee farm rents in Lincoln, &c.Ibid, pp. 464–5.