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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1739, January-March', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 75-87. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91923 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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TABLE I.
Warrants, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports, and Entries of minor importance.
1738–9.
Date.Description of Document or entry.Substance of Document or Entry.Reference.
Jan. 1J. Scrope to the Navy Commissioners.For a copy of the estimate of the debt due to the Navy at Christmas, 1738.Letter Book XIX. p. 489.
Copy of indented articles of agreement between the Treasury and Thomas Revell, of Tower Hill, London.For the victualling by said Revell of General Oglethorp's regiment in Georgia.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 139–42.
Jan. 2Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the distribution or application of the 1738 Christmas quarter s income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of said income for said quarter.
Money Book XXXIX, pp. 348–9.
Same to same -For same of the General or Aggregate Fund for same quarter.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 356–7.
Royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.Confirming for the remainder of 21 years and continuing for life if he survive that term, the pension of 1,500l. per an. granted to the Earl of Grantham out of the revenues of Ireland.Iris Book IX. p. 146.
J. Scrope to the Attorney General.Forwarding for his opinion thereon a memorandum concerning the office of Clerk of the Bills of His Majesty's Customs for all goods imported into and exported from England and Wales, application having been made for a further grant of a reversionary term of 31 years therein.
Appending:—Said memorandum containing notes of the letters patents granting said office to Sir Andrew King (12 Charles II., 27 Charles II.) and Thomas Lewis, 5 Geo. I. on a yearly rent of 6l. 13s. 4d., payable to His Majesty.
Letter Book XIX. p. 490.
Jan. 2Royal sign manual countersigned signed by the Lords of the Treasury.Ordaining a letter of tack, in favour of John, Duke of Argyll, to pass the Privy Seal of Scotland of the teinds called the Bishop's quarter and parsonage teinds formerly pertaining to the Bishop of Argyll and now to His Majesty, as coming in place of the Bishops by the Act abolishing episcopacy, viz., the Bishop's quarter teinds of Kilmalieu and many other places detailed: the parsonage teinds of Dunoon et al. detailed, the teinds of Kilmartin et al. detailed, &c., &c.North Britain Book XII. pp. 335–9.
Report to the Treasury from the Board of Works, Whitehall.Relating to the estimate for purchase of a coffee house leading to the Court of Requests, and for making a commodious entrance to said Court. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 1.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease of two messuages on the south side of High Holborn, part of the manor of St. James in the Fields, to Robert French, bricklayer.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises made forth by T. Walker, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, ratal of same and entry of the demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 78–80.
Same to sameFor same, of two messuages in King Street, St. James's, Westminster, and Hedge Lane, St. Martins in the Fields, Westminster, to James Meredith.
Prefixing:—Constats of the premises, &c., as above.
Ibid, pp. 81–3, 77.
Jan. 3J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Excise.Enclosing for report a scheme presented to the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to the duty on paper.Letter Book XIX. p. 489.
Jan. 4Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding for audit Revell's list, appended in abstract, of the regiments victualled at Gibraltar, 1738, Oct. 9, to Nov. 5.Ibid, p. 491.
Treasury warrant to William Lowndes and Charles Shelly, Auditors of the Land Revenues of the Crown.To charge, by means of debentures, any of the receivers of land revenues within their audits with 1,500l., to go towards the cost of the several works and repairs at Richmond New Park, Barnes Common, and for securing the head of the canal in Hyde Park.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from Francis Whitworth, concerning the cost of said works and repairs.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 122.
Petition to the Treasury from Audley Bowdler.Concerning his bond for Andrew Bowdler.
Referred:—To the Stamp Commissioners.
Reference Book X. p. 117.
Jan. 8Same to same from Joseph Emms.For a lease of ground near the Horse Ferry, Westminster, formerly used as the King's slaughter house, but long since disused.Crown Lease Book V. p. 65.
Jan. 9Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the receipt, the Clerk of the Pells and all other the officers and ministers of said Receipt.To strike tallies for the discharge of the farm rent of Post Fines for the year ended 1738, Michaelmas, due from the Earl of Srafford.
Prefixing:—Certificate by Robert Gardner, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of said fines answered directly to the Crown by respective sheriffs, detailed.
Money Book XXXIX. p. 354.
Same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against Thomas Elder on account of the debts to the Crown due from Nicholas and Edward Dee, Receivers of house duties, co. Sussex.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 250.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat of a house in St. Alban Street, part of what was formerly called Pall Mall Field, of which Benjamin Timbrell pays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Timbrell's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 84–5.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to John Hastings of four messuages “on part of the field called Pall Mall Field, late in the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields … and now in the new parish of St. James's within the liberty of Westminster, in or near a certain place called St. James 's Market.”
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises made forth by said Surveyor General, ratal of same and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 85–8.
Jan. 11Petition to the Treasury from James, Earl of Morton.Praying a discharge from the casualties due on his being infeoft in the Earldom and Lordship of Orkney and Zetland as heir to his uncle, and in the lands of the Earldoms of Morton, Aberdour and other lands.
Referred:—To the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.
North Britain Book XII. p. 343.
Jan. 12J. Scrope to Mr. Carkesse -For an account of the quantity of corn exported and the bounty paid thereon in the year 1738.Customs Book XIV. p. 336.
[before Jan. 15]Memorial to the Treasury from Katherine, Duchess of Buckinghamshire.Concerning items of account relating to the stores and utensils at the alum works in Yorkshire, and Exchequer fees thereon.
Endorsed:—Received 15 Jan., 1738. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 3.
Petition to same from Francis Swan, a prisoner in the Fleet.Concerning his bond for goods seized at Sunderland on board the “Collyer.”Reference Book X. p. 120.
Jan. 16Same to same from Joseph Banks.For a lease of the manor of Wyberton, co. Lincoln; John Thompson and William Stephens withdrawing in his favour.Crown Lease Book V. p. 65.
Jan. 16Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Lake.Concerning the remainder of his composition for smuggling.Reference Book X. p. 117.
Jan. 17Same to same from St. Andrew Thornhaugh, Esq.Concerning the accounts of Sir Thomas Hewett, Surveyor General of Woods north and south of Trent. from 1711, Oct. 16, till his death in June, 1723.Ibid. p. 118.
Same to same from Martha Loyd, widow.Concerning a seizure of India goods in her lodgings.Ibid.
J. Scrope to the Lord Chamberlain of the Household.Concerning the application in behalf of Lord William Manners, for the arrear due to him on his annuity as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, from 1737, Christmas, to the day he resigned.Letter Book XIX. p. 491.
Jan. 18Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a certificate of the deficiency at Lady-day last of the duty on wrought plate, to answer the annuities (amounting in the whole to 12,480l. per an. charged thereupon.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.For an account of the quantities of hops shipped to be exported for Ireland from 1735, Christmas, to 1738, Ladyday, and of the saving to the public by the taking off the drawback thereon, in accordance with the Act 6 Geo. I. for the above duty on wrought plate.Ibid, p. 492.
Jan. 19Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army.Forwarding Thomas Revel's list, appended in abstract, of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1738, Nov. 6, to Dec. 3.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and all other officers and ministers of the Receipt concerned.To strike tallies for the discharge of the Baronet fee of Sir Samuel Armytage of Kirklees, in the West Riding. co. York.Money Book XXXIX. p. 361.
Jan. 22Petition to the Treasury from Jane Elstob.Concerning her late father's account, 1716, May-day, to 1718, May-day, as Receiver of the Forfeited Estates in England.Reference Book X. p. 119.
Jan. 23Treasury warrant to the Attorney General.To confess a plea to be put in by John Lee, of St. Andrew's, Holborn, clock maker, to the inquisition by which the estate of Samuel Lee, late of St. Giles in the Fields, clock maker, was found to be an escheat; said inquisition not being to be maintained, being incorrect.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from Dudley Ryder, dated 1738, Dec. 22, on said John Lee's petition.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp 125–8.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular or constat of a messuage in Bury Street, St. James's, of which Philippa Evans, spinster, Mary Smith, widow, and George Vertue, engraver, pray a building lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on the petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 89–90.
Jan. 23Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Benjamin Timbrell, of a messuage in St. Alban Street, part of the manor of St. James in the Fields, formerly part of the possessions of the late Hospital of St. James, and since of the Provost and College of Eton, and surrendered to the Crown by said Provost and College.
Prefixing:—Constat of said premises by the Surveyor General of Crown lands ratal of same, and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 91–3.
Jan. 24Petition to the Treasury from John Burwell, cooper.Concerning his bond for William James in a tobacco seizure.Reference Book X. p. 119.
Same to same from John Bell, gent.For payment of moneys raised by diatraint on John Storr, of West Ayton in Hutton [Bushell], co. York.Ibid.
Jan. 26Royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury.Ordaining a charter to pass the seal appointed by the Treaty of Union in place of the Great Seal of Scotland, granting to James, eldest son of William Maxwell, of Kirkconnel, with reversions detailed, the lands and Barony of Kirkconnel detailed on a resignation of same by said William Maxwell.North Britain Book XII. pp. 348–53.
[Wrongly entered 1735.] Jan. 28J. Scrope to Mark Frecker, Robert Manning, Rich. Hammond, and Edward St. Hill.To take in and certificate 37 lottery tickets in the 1731 lottery.Letter Book XIX. p. 207.
Jan. 29Petition to the Treasury from Godhard Hagen and Abraham Botefeur.Concerning the destruction of currants belonging to them in the fire of 25 Oct. last at Galley Quay.Reference Book X. p. 120.
Feb. 1Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy, and to the Auditor of the land revenues of the Crown in the county of Huntingdon.To vacate a lease of the Hundred of Norman Cross, in Huntingdon, granted to Robert Apreece 20 March, 4 Geo. I. the same having been granted in fee by James I. to Edmond Sawyer and Thomas Brinley, and the Crown having consequently no title to the premises.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on Apreece's petition concerning same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 94–7.
Petition to the Treasury from Gabriel Westbear.For extension of lease of a messuage called Dorney House in Surrey.Ibid, p. 97.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To discharge Thomas Lake of 100l., the unpaid remainder of a 200l. composition for smuggling.Customs Book XIV. p. 342.
Same to sameTo release Micajah Perry, John Maynard and Edward Athaws, executors of William Dawkins, late of London, merchant, from judgments against them in the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 343.
Feb. 1Petition to the Treasury from James Kelham & Co., dealers in cider.Praying that certain quantities of cider which they propose to make into sweet or made wines may be exempt from the cider duty.Referenee Book X. p. 120.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer or his deputy.For stay of process against the executors and sureties of Gerard Croker, late Receiver General for land tax and house duties, co. Oxford.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 249.
Treasury warrant - -Approving the table of rates or prices of stamped paper and parchment for the year 1739.
Prefixing:—Representation to the Treasury from the Stamp Commissioners concerning said rates.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 49.
Feb. 2Same to Henry Fox, Surveyor General of the Board of Works, and the principal officers of said Board.Authorising payment as below -
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Board concerning the temporary repair of the staircase and passage leading to the Court of Requests through Mr. Robinson's Coffee House and proposing a reward of 80l. to said Robinson for having kept same in repair for the last 10 years at his own expense.
Ibid, p. 130.
Feb. 5Petition to the Treasury from Elizabeth Meyrick.For a reversionary term in a leasehold messuage in St. Alban Street late in the possession of William Wincles.Crown Lease Book V. p. 97.
Same to same from Richard Dalton.For extension of lease of several messuages in Pall Mall Court, one being in the occupation of Lady Blomberg.Ibid.
Feb. 6Same to same from Thomas Cowper and William Marks.Concerning their suretyships for Edward Dee and Nicholas Dee, late Receivers General of Sussex.
Referred: to the Taxes Commissioners.
Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 250–250B.
Same to same from Ralph Thompson.For payment of money raised by a distraint on Strode Hyde, late of Hoddesdon, Herts.Reference Book X. p. 120.
Same to same from Charles Bodens.For extension of lease of a house on the south side of the way from Hampton Court to Hampton Town.Crown Lease Book V. p. 98.
Same to same from Charlotte Viscountess Falmouth.For same of a messuage in Whitehall to which she is entitled as executrix of her late husband, Hugh Viscount Falmouth.Ibid.
Feb. 7Same to same from Obadiah Arrowsmith.Concerning drawback of duties paid on cider as cider, nnd subsequently as vinegar.Reference Book X. p. 120.
Feb. 8Treasury warrant to Dudley Rider, Esq., Attorney General.For a noli posequi against Andrew Reid for landing two worked silk gowns from China.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners on Reid's petition.
Customs Book XIV. pp. 344–5.
Feb. 8J. Sorope to the Auditor of the Receipt.To cause the plate for printing off Exchequer bills on malt to be adapted to the year 1739.Letter Book XIX. p. 494.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To deliver up to John Fowle, excoutor to Sir Charles Turner, late a Teller of the Exchequer, the said Turner's bonds. he having passed his accounts.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Fowle, concerning same.
Warrants not relatinq to Money XXVI. p. 128.
Feb. 12Report to the Treasury from Dudley Ryder, Attorney General.On a memorandum submitted concerning Thomas Lewis's application for a renewal of the grant in reversion, of the office or place of Clerk of the Bills of entry of his Majesty's Cuatoms. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Said memorandum. 1 page.(b) Memorandum of said Thomas Lewis, praying said reversionary grant in the name of Henry Lewis. 1 page. (c) A duplicate of Ryder's report, and of memorandum (a), supra. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 8.
Petition to the Treasury from Sarah Hunt. widow.Concerning her claim to the estate of her husband. Joseph Hunt, carpenter, who died two years since in South Carolina and whose effects were seized by John Hammerton, the Crown Receiver there, as an escheat.Reference Book X. p. 120.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to George Gould, one of the landwaiters, London port.Customs Book XIV. p. 327b.
Feb. 13Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a certificate of the sums paid into the Exchequer towards discharging the debt owing by Richard Hampden, late Treasurer of the Navy.Letter Book XIX. p. 494.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revel's list. appended in abstract, of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1738, Dec. 4–31.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the accounts of John Eckersall, as Receiver General of Customs, 409l. 8s. 4d., being his expenses on paying into the Exchequer 1,433,283l. 1s. 10¼d. anno 1737, and 327l. 4s. 6d. for the charge of passing his accounts.
Prefixing:—Detailed bills of both items.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 132–4.
Feb. 14Royal Sign manual to the Attorney General.For discharge of the Baronet fee of 1095l. due from Sir Edward Hulse, Bart.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 211; Money Book XXXIX. p. 361.
Petition to the Treasury from William Maisterson.Concerning losses by bills of exchange in his remittances to London from Portsea, where he was appointed collector of salt duties about Michaelmas, 1726, loco John Leigh.Reference Book X. p. 121.
Feb. 14Petition to the Treasury from Matthew Woodford.For 828l., for clothing 360 men of the garrisons of Placentia and Annapolis Royal, 1738, July 1, to Sept 30.Reference Book X. p. 121.
Feb. 15Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer or his deputy.For stay of process against John Sparrowe, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Suffolk, and his sureties.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 187.
Same to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland.For the payment of the interim salary to the Deputy Auditor of Excise, Scotland, and the clerks of the said office from the date of death of George Tilson, late Auditor of Excise, ibid, to the date of the patents of William Williams, his successor therein.North Britain Book XII. p. 353.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests.To allow 3,000l. to the Trustees for the sale of Mr. Hampden's estates for their services therein.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from Christopher Tilson, Mark Freeker, and Thomas Bowen, said Trustees, and appending: abstract of the account of said Trustees for said sale.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 135–7.
Feb. 16Report to the Treasury from the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, dated Exchequer Chamber, Edinburgh.On the draft warrant for a signature of grant of the five pound land of Conquitoun, Over and Nether Campbeltoun et al. in the stewartry of Kirkoudbright, to William Gordon, of Campbeltoun, on his own resignation, and that of Basil Hamilton. Esq., of Baldoon. “We find that this signature contains only a taxing of the Ward holding of these lands, so that no Non Entry duties or Casualties and Forfeitures by recognition on escheat affecting the said lands can be discharged by the taxing of the Ward holding.” 1½pages.Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 11.
Feb. 19Same to same from Nicholas Paxton.On John Bell's petition relating to the debt due to him from John Storr, late of West Ayton, in the parish of Hutton Bushell. co. York.
Endorsed:—3 July, 1739, order signed. 1½pages.
Appending:
—(a) Bell's said petition with Treasury order of reference of date, 1738–9, January 24. 1½pages. (b) Certificate dated 1738–9, January 26, by John Thomson of the proceedings in the Common Pleas against Storr. 1 page. (c Bell's affidavit of the debt. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 12.
Feb. 20Same to same from the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, dated Exchequer Chamber, Edinburgh.On the petition of James Arnott, concerning the inheritance of Mungo Lindsay, minister of Dalgairn, deceased about ten months ago, said Lindsay being the son of a reputed bastard. 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition to the Treasury from James Arnot with Treasury order of reference, dated 1738, August 24. 1½pages. (b) Same to same, from Christian, widow of said Mungo Lindsay. 1½pages.
Ibid, No. 14.
[Before
Feb. 21]
Petition to the Treasury from Richard Gildart, of Liverpool, merchant.Concerning the balance due on his bond of surety for the late Sir Thomas Johnson.
With:—Treasury order of reference of date 1738–9, Feb. 21. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Statement of account relating to the discharge of said surety bond. 1 page. (b), (c) Two notes of disbursements in connexion therewith for 1735 and 1736. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 15.
Feb. 22Report to the Treasury from Nicholas Paxton.On the petition of Ralph Thompson for the assets realised on the outlawry of Strode Hyde, late of Hoddesdon, co. Herts, indebted to him in 20l.
Endorsed:
—1739, March 28, warrant signed. 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition of said Thompson, with Treasury order of reference dated 1738–9, Feb. 6. 2 pages. (b) Said Thompson's affidavit of the debt. 1 page. (c) Certificate of Hyde's outlawry. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 16.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners for managing the Salt Duties.To repay William Maisterson 600l. lost by him by returns of money when collector of Salt Duties at Portsea, owing to the failure of Moses Baxter.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the said Commissioners on Maisterson's petition concerning same.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 137–9.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners.For stay of process against Thomas Brereton et al, sureties of William Tonge, late distributor of Stamps, co. Lancaster.Ibid, p. 144.
Same to William Aislabie, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the accounts of William Steuart, Paymaster of Pensions, 800l. 10s. 6d. being his expenses in that service, anno 1738.
Prefixing:—Account of said expenses certified by Ja. Thomas, deputy to said Aislabie.
Ibid, pp. 142–3.
E. Walpole to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to George Coytmore, tide surveyor at Exeter.Customs Book XIV. p. 346.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease of a messuage on the east side of Bury Street, St. James's, Westminster, to Charles Hamilton, nominee of Philippa Evans, Anne Nugent, and George Vertue.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, ratal of same and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 99–101.
Feb. 23Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Secretaries to the Treasury) to John Selwyn, senior.Concerning two bills of Mr. Bridgeman, his Majesty's late gardener, deceased, for work done for her late Majesty at Richmond New Park and Royal Gardens there.Letter Book XIX. p. 496.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.Forwarding for examination and report an account of the deficiency of the additional stamp duties at Christmas, 1738, to answer the 24,000l. 3% annuities, payable at the Bank with charges of management to that time.Ibid.
Petition to the Treasury from Matthew Woodford.For 828l. for victualling 360 men of the garrisons of Placentia and Annapolis Royal, from 1738, Oct. 1, to Dec. 31.Reference Book X. p. 121.
Same to same from Richard Gildart.Concerning his bond for Sir Thomas Johnson, since dead, insolvent.Ibid.
Same to same from Samuel Jordan.Concerning an estate in Denbighshire belonging to the Crown, of which John Taylor, a debtor of petitioner's, is attempting to dispose under a fraudulent title.Ibid, p. 122.
Feb. 24Memorial to same from the Duke of Newcastle.For 1,000l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the expenses of the messengers sent abroad. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 17.
Feb. 26J. Scrope to the Board of Works.For report as to a reasonable allowance to be made to the executors of Mr. Bridgman on account of works not comprehended in the 15,432l. 17s.d. in the hands of Mr. Selwyn, Treasurer to the late Queen, for satisfying her debts: said Selwyn having certified that Bridgman's bills were not deemed to be part of her late Majesty's debts.Letter Book XIX. p. 495
Royal sign manual to Dudley Ryder, Esq., Attorney General.For the discharge of the Baronet fee of Sir Thomas Drury of Overstone, Co. Northampton.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 217; Money Book XXXIX. p. 361.
Petition to the Treasury from Valentine Boyles.For reward for his services against smugglers as inspector of the riding officers on the coast of Norfolk.Reference Book X. p. 122.
March 1Same to same from Joshua Pembroke, late Receiver of Taxes for Herts.For the allowance on his account for house duties, 1737, of the usual allowances for the years 1731–7.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 250b.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To allow to Obadiah Arrowsmith the duty of 4s. a hogshead on cider sold to Thomas Engier, vinegar maker, the cider having paid a duty of 10s. 8d. a hogshead as cider and 8s. 9d. a barrel as vinegar, and a drawback of 6s. 8d. only having been as yet allowed.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Excise Commissioners on Arrowsmith's petition.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI pp. 144–5.
March 1Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of a house in St. Albans Street of which Elizabeth Meyrick prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Meyrick's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 101–2.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease of a small piece of ground or garden within the circuit of the Palace of Whitehall to Charles Killigrew.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the premises and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes, ratal of same by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 102–5.
March 12Petition to the Treasury from William, Earl of Essex, as Ranger of St. James's Park.For repairs to the gravel walks, drains, and houses of said Park.
Referred:—To the Board of Works.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 118.
March 13Same to same from John Gilman.Concerning his contract for salt beef for Minorca garrison.Reference Book X. p. 122.
Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet attending.For a bill to pass the Privy Seal for determining from 1738, Midsummer, the allowance of 800l. per an. granted to John [sic for James], Earl of Findlater, and for granting same to James, Earl of Hyndford.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 231.
March 14Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to Lord Abergavenny, Master of the Jewel Office.For 200 oz. of gold plate for the Duke of Marlborough, as a gift from his Majesty at the christening of said Duke's child.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 119.
March 15J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.For them to give-orders for the removal of John Unthank from the office of land-carriageman and boatman and riding officer at Norwich, in Yarmouth port, and for the appointing Joseph Suberton in his place, “the said officer not being on the establishment of the Customs but paid by incidents and constituted by you.”Letter Book XIX. p. 497.
Treasury warrant to William Benson and William Aislabie, Auditors of Imprests.To allow to Ann, the widow and administratrix of Thomas Spence, the salary, reward and expenses of said Spence in his office of Paymaster of Lotteries, and a further 150l. for passing his account for same.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 146.
Petition to the Treasury from Brigadier Joshua Guest, Barrackmaster General in North Britain.For 957l. 17s. 7d. for incidents (firing, candles, &c.) for the barracks in North Britain, 1737, Dec. 25, to 1738, Dec. 25.Reference Book X. p. 122.
Same to same from Peter Gavell.For a further term in several messuages on a piece of ground called Round Rundles and Swallowfield, part of the bailiwick of St. James's.Crown Lease Book V. p. 98.
March 16Petition to the Treasury from Mary Lane, administratrix of Theophilus Lane, late Receiver General of Brecon, Radnor and Montgomery; James Bull, present Receiver General of same; Thomas Clyfford, same of Monmouth; John Phillips, same of Carmarthen, Cardigan, Glamorgan and Pembroke; and John Fletcher, same of Cumberland and Westmorland.For the customary allowances of 3d. per £ on their respective several colleotions detailed for years specified, being extra allowance on account of the smallness and difficulty of the receipt.
Referred to the Taxes Commissioners for report of what is reasonable to be allowed.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 250b.
March 19J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revell's lists of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1738–9, Jan. 1 to 28.Letter Book XIX. p. 497.
March 20Treasury warrant to Richard Arundell, Master and Worker of the Mint, and to William Benson and William Aislabie, Auditors of Imprests.To allow the incidents account as below.
Prefixing:—The account of Joseph Ashton, Solicitor to the Mint for prosecutions against coiners, anno 1738 (total 525l. 12s. 4d.), said account containing details of all the prosecutions.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 147–168.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise.To permit John Johnson, et al. merchants, to reduoe imported rum to proof, or to make post entries of so much rum as it will require water to reduce it to single proof.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petition of said John Johnson, et al.
Ibid, p. 170.
March 21J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For an account of the National Debt provided or unprovided for by Parliament as it stood 1737, Dec. 31, and 1738, Dec. 31, together with an account of the produce of the Sinking Fund during that year, and to the payment of what debts contracted before 1716, Dec. 25, said Fund has been applied.Letter Book XIX. p. 497.
Treasury order confirming a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Jewel Office.To deliver a silver trumpet to James James.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 93.
March 22Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Revel, contractor for victualling Gibraltar garrison.For 407l. 16s. 5d. for the per centage as by his contract for insurance on provisions to Gibraltar, 1737–8, January 30, to 1738–9, January 28.Reference Book X. p. 123.
[1739,
After
March 25]
Memorial to same from John Viscount Lymington.For a Treasury warrant to the Woodward of New Forest to fell trees there to meet the salaries of the officers and keepers of said forest to date. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 21.
March 26J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a certificate of the deficiency at 1739, March 25. of the income of the duties on malt granted for the service of the year 1737 to satisfy principal and interest chargeable thereon, same being to be made good out of supplies, anno 1739.Letter Book XIX. p. 498
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To allow to James Kelham and Company the duty of 4 shillings a hogshead on damaged cider to be made into sweets or made wines, 4s. duty per hogshead having been already paid, and another 6s. 8d. duty being to be paid, whereas as sweet wines it will bear a duty of 12s. a barrel.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on said petition of James Kelham.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 171–2.
Petition to the Treasury from Joseph Kell, of Woodbridge, Suffolk, marinerConcerning his title to the manor of Shottisham Hall and advowson of Shottisham, co. Sussex, purchased from Francis Negus, since deceased, indebted to the Crown.Reference Book X. p. 123.
March 27Royal sign manuals to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.To exempt from the tax of 4s. per £ in Ireland, Charles Howard, Esq., as Col. of a regiment of foot there, and Richard Onslow as same.Irish Book IX. p. 147.
Petition to the Crown from Richard Edwards, et al. trustees for Dame Elizabeth Hanmer.For a further term in certain messuages on the south side of Pall Mall.Crown Lease Book V. p. 98.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Dudley Ryder, Esq., Attorney General.To move the Exchequer Court for orders for the sale of timber on the Derwentwater estates to discharge incumbrances.
Appending:—Memorial to the King from the Commissioners or Governors of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, praying Treasury directions to the Attorney General to apply to the Exchequer in manner prescribed by the Act 8 Geo. II. for application of the Derwentwater estates for sale of said timber, which is valued in all at 9.953l.
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 242–4.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To distribute and apply the 1739, Lady-day quarter's income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of said income and liability of said Fund.
Money Book XXXIX. pp. 390–1.
Same to same - -For same of same of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, 409–10.
March 28Warrant under the royal sign manual to Dudley Rider, Attorney General.For Ralph Thompson to receive from the sheriff of Kent moneys recovered on the outlawry of Strode Hyde, late of Hoddesdon, co. Herts, gent.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 234.