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1739, April-June

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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1739, April-June', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 88-105. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91924 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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1739, April–June

April 2J. Scrope to the Attorney and Solicitor General.Forwarding for consideration and report the memorial of the Commissioners for building the Bridge at Westminster, concerning the Crown lands in and about New Palace Yard.Crown Lease Book V. p 106.
Royal warrant to John Hammerton, Receiver General of Revenues, South Carolina.To deliver over to Sarah, widow of Joseph Hunt, his effects seized there on his death intestate, 1736.
Appending:—Horace Walpole's report on the case.
King's Warrant Book XXXI. p. 492.
April 3Treasury order for the Execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to Sir Charles Hardy of furniture detailed to the value of 82l. for the royal yacht “Carolina,” commanded by him.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 120.
Same for same of same from same to same.For the delivery to the Earl of Godolphin, Lord Privy Seal, of a rich purse to the value of 21l.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of several messuages between Charing Cross and Spring Garden, of which George Dixon prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Dixon's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 106–8.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease of a messuage in Pall Mall Field and St. Alban Street to Elizabeth Meyrick.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises by the Surveyor General, ratal of same and entry of demise.
Ibid, 108–11.
Same to sameFor same of several messuages or tenements and parcels of land in Dalby, in the parish of Kirk Patrick, in the Isle of Man, to Edward Chew, of Preston, co. Lancaster.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises in Latin and memorandum by Auditor William Lowndes, ratal of same by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and entry of demise.
Ibid, 111–6.
Same to William Benson and William Aislabie, Auditors of Imprests.To allow to Edmund Britiffe, Edmund Anguish, and Edmund Ball, Paymasters of Exchequer bills, 108l. 1s. 11d. for fees and disbursements for the year ended Lady-day, 1739.
Prefixing:—Said Paymasters' memorial and statement of the account.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 168–9.
Same [to same] -To allow in the accounts of James, Duke of Chandos, as Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper. 453l. 8s. 0d. out of money arising in the Alienation Office, for 1738 for the better enabling him to defray the charges of the Court of Chancery.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury fron said Duke concerning same.
Ibid, p. 173.
Petition to the Treasury from William Myddelton, Receiver of land revenues in Chester and North Wales.Proposing sureties on his appointment as such.
Referred:—To the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.
Reference Book X. p. 124.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the security of William Myddleton.
Prefixing:—Report by C. Taylor [deputy King's Remembrancer] on the sufficiency of said security.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 174.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners.To allow 195l. to Andrew Bowdler as distributor of stamps, co. Salop, being the sum of which he was robbed.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petition of Audley Bowdler, surety for said Andrew Bowdler, and
Appending:—A previous report from same to same of date 1731. Dec. 14, with copies of depositions and affidavits.
Ibid, pp. 175–6.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Farrington, Auditor of land tax for Brecon, Radnor, and Montgomery.To allow in the accounts of Theophilus Lane, late Receiver General of land tax 1736 for said Counties, 163l. 17s. 9d., being 3d. per £ on his collection, being the usual extra allowance on account of the smallness and difficulty of the receipt.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners, on the petition of Anne [sic] Lane, administratrix of said Theophilus Lane.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 250b 251.
Same to same Auditor as above for the counties concerned herein.For a similar allowance of 227l. 2s. 3d., being at the same rate. to Peter Davenport, Receiver General of house duties 1737, for Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Denbigh, and Flint.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, p. 251.
April 4Treasury order confirming a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to Lord Lynn.For a new silver trumpet for the First Troop of Horse Guards.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II.p. 93.
Petition to the Treasury from John and Samuel Smith, deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer for joining tallies.For payment of 151l. 1s. 8d. for joining tallies for 1,510,8061l. 16s. 6d. paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Eckersal, Receiver General of Customs, for which no fees have been paid.Reference Book X. p. 124.
April 6The Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.Enclosing a bill of disbursements received from Mr. Cayley, consul at Cadiz. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 23.
April 9Petition to the Treasury from Walter Wiltshire, of Bath.Concerning his fine of 500l. for keeping a public gaming table contrary to Act of Parliament, of which he has paid two thirds, viz., to the informer and to the poor.Reference Book X. p. 124.
April 10Treasury warrant to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the accounts of the Trustees for the sale of the late Mr. Hampden's estates.
Prefixing:—Detailed state of said account exhibited by Edward Bangham, deputy to said Benson.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 183–90.
Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Lloyd.For a further term in a passage or ferry over the river Menai, called Llanidan (“Lambden”) alias Bonydon, between Penmayn and Llanthoyn in the Counties of Anglesea and Carnarvon, at a rent of 41s. per an. and also of another passage on the said river called Tal y foel (“Talvoyle”) at a rent of 21s. per an.Crown Lease Book V. p. 98.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Charles Longueville, Auditor to the late Queen Caroline.To examine and pass the unpassed accounts of John Selwyn, Treasurer and Receiver General to her said late Majesty, same having been settled and adjusted only up till 1733, Michaelmas, by the Commissioners from time to time appointed by Her Majesty for adjusting the accounts of all moneys had and paid for her.King's Warrant Book XXXIII p. 246.
Treasury warrant to Dudley Ryder, Esq., Attorney General.For a noli prosequi against James Naish for gold landed contrary to law.
Prefixing:—Christopher Mole, secretary to the East India Company, to the Treasury, signifying the consent of the Directors of said Company to said noli prosequi.
Customs Book XIV. p. 350.
Petition to the Treasury from John Kilby, et al.Concerning his recognizance for Jonathan Seaman, his son-in-law, master of the “Lamb,” seized for having tea on board.Ibid, p. 349.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of several old messuages at the east end of Pall Mall, of which Richard Edwards, Randle Wilbraham, and Alexius Clayton, trustees for Dame Elizabeth Hanmer, pray a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on the petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 116–8.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.With leave of absence for Edward Williams, a landwaiter in London port.Letter Book XIX. p. 499.
Same to Mr. CarkesseConcerning putting Abraham House, formerly an officer to inspect the shipping of coals at Milford, on the superannuation list from the time of his dismissal.Ibid.
Same to sameConcerning two small parcels of gold and silver lace belonging to the French Ambassador.Ibid.
April 10J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Enclosing for their observations thereupon a draft bill for rendering more effectual the laws for imposing duties on foreign sugars, imported into Great Britain and the Plantations.Letter Book XIX. p. 499.
Same to [Nicholas Paxton]. -Authorising the expense of 47l. 10s. 3d. as stated in a letter, prefixed, from said Paxton being the expenses of Samuel Gray, Messenger of the Press, in buying up and getting marked for evidence all pamphlets and newspapers published in London, 1738, Sept. 22 to Dec. 21.Ibid, p. 500.
April 11Petition to the Treasury from Philip Baker.Proposing his securities on his appointment as agent and paymaster to the six new raised Independent Companies of foot at Jamaica.Reference Book X. p. 124.
Same to same from Filmer Southouse.Concerning his bond for John Hammerton, Receiver of the Revenues in South Carolina, “which being become very inconvenient to hun, he hath long since given notice to him to make up his accounts and propose some other security, which not having been complied with, prays their Lordships to compel him.”
Referred:—To said Hammerton to propose some other security.
Ibid.
Same to same from Christopher Bewes.Concerning his bond for Charles Disney alias Mark Daniel, alias Daniels.Ibid, p. 125.
April 12Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the securities detailed of Philip Baker, agent for the six Independent Companies at Jamaica.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 169.
Petition to the Treasury from John Duke of Montagu.For extension of lease of the manor of Brigstock, alias Brixtock, co. Northampton.Crown Lease Book V. p. 98.
April 13Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, Salt Commissioners ibid, and to the Comptroller General and Auditors of the said revenues.To allow in the accounts of Robert Hay, Collector of Customs and salt duty at Kirkcaldy, the sum of 96l. 12s.d. stolen out of the Custom House there on the night of 1735, Oct. 25.
Appending:—Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, on said Hay's petition.
North Britain Book XII. p. 380–1.
April 16Report to the Treasury from Nicholas Paxton.On the petition of Christopher Bewes concerning his bail for Charles Disney, alias Mark Daniel, alias Daniels. 7 Geo. II.
Endorsed:—1739, May 1, warrant signed. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition of Bewes to the Treasury, with Treasury order of reference of date 1739, April 11. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 5.
April 16Petition to the Treasury from William Poyntz, Receiver General of Excise.For 605l. 19s. 11d. disbursed by him in carrying into the Receipt 2,618,830l. 8s.d. out of Excise 1737, June 29 to 1738, June 21.Reference Book X. p. 125.
Same to same from Richard Cox, Receiver General of arrears of Land Tax and House Duties for 1725 and 1726, co. Berks.For a warrant to direct the Chamberlains of the Exchequer or other proper officers to alter the script of certain tallies wrongly made out, and relating to payments made into the Exchequer by his sureties.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 252.
April 17Same to same from the gentlemen farmers et al. inhabitants of towns near the Forest of Alice Holt, Southants.Concerning the obstruction to their making their markets owing to the ruinous condition of the roads in said forest.Reference Book X. p. 125.
Same to same from John Roill, senior, late riding officer at Littlehampton, co. Sussex.To be placed on the superannuated list, having resigned his office three years since and being now reduced to poverty.Ibid.
Same to same from Benjamin Periam.Concerning his rights in a moiety of the manor of Buddington, in Wiston, Findon, and Steyning, Sussex, threatened in connexion with an action against the sureties of Nicholas and Edward Dee, Receivers of house duties for Sussex. 1 Geo. II.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 252.
Same to same from Benjamin Derbie. Receiver General of Dorset.For repayment of 1720l for extraordinary expenses connected with his receipt 1715–32.Ibid.
April 18J. Scrope to Mr. WhitworthForwarding Viscount Lymington's letter to the Treasury concerning abuses in New Forest, committed by John Smith, William Hatch, Moses Knight. and William Jones.Letter Book XIX. p. 500.
April 19Petition to the Treasury from Edward Duke of Norfolk.For extension of lease of certain buildings, offices, rooms, coach-house, stables, &c., adjoining his freehold house in St. James's Square.Crown Lease Book V. p. 118.
Same to same from John Hippesley Coxe.For same of the lodge or house called Slyfield Lodge in Braydon, co. Wilts, and sundry closes within the forest containing 695 acres, together with the royalties of the manor.Ibid, p. 98.
April 3J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.For accounts of the imports and exports of sugar, rum, and molasses, in accordance with the address of the House of Lords.Letter Book XIX. p. 501.
Memorial to the Treasury from the Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Aubigny.For the issue of 3.000l. on his unsatisfied order for 10,000l. for defraying the charges of the King's plates and the other extraordinary expenses of His Majesty's Stables. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 26.
April 25J. Scrope to Mr. Basket -For 300 copies the Articles of War and of the Mutiny Act to be distributed among the recruiting officers of the army.Letter Book XIX. p. 501.
April —Report to the Treasury from the Board of Works, Whitehall.On the Estimate for works as in (a) infra. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Memorial to the Treasury from the Earl of Essex, Ranger of St. James's Park, dated 1739–8, January 31, for repairs to the house of the keeper of the Island, cleansing of drains and also of the canals in and round the Island, and of the pond at the bottom of the Grove in Green Park, the rails round the reservoir to be repaired, and the tenants in Duke Street to have notice to keep their drains in repair “or they will be stopped up.”
With: Treasury order of reference of date. 1738–9, March 12. 1½pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 27.
May lRoyal warrant to Henry Pelham, Paymaster General of the Forces.To esteem Brigadier Anstruther's regiment (arrived at Minorca from Gibralta 1738, June 26) at 500 men certain from said date and an addition pro rata allowance to be made accordingly to John Gilman, contractor for victualing the forces there, as by the terms of the royal warrant of 1729, Nov. 18.
Appending:—Report to the Treasury from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, on said Gilman's petition.
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 68–70.
Treasury warrant to the Woodward of New Forest.To fell trees to raise one year's wages for officers of said forest to 1739, Ladyday.Money Book XXXIX. p. 414.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or lease of several small pieces of ground in Swallow Street of which Peter Gaval prays a new lease.
Prefixing:–Said Surveyor's report on Gaval's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 119–20.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to George Dixon of a parcel of ground at Charing Cross, in St. Martins in the Fields with nine messuages thereon, parcel of the manor of Westminster.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises and ratal of same by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 120–3.
Same to sameFor same of 17 messuages, &c., in Pall Mall Street, within the ground formerly called Pall Mali Field, parcel of the manor or bailiwick of St. James's in the Fields, to Richard Edwards et al. in trust for Dame Elizabeth Hanmer.
Prefixing:–Particulars of the premises in Latin and memorandum by Auditor William Lowndes, ratal of same by said Surveyor, &c., as above.
Ibid, pp. 124–8.
May 1Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against Thomas Cowper and William Marks, sureties of Nicholas and Edward Dee, deceased, late Receivers General of land tax and house duties, Sussex.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of said Cowper and Marks.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 252–3.
Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a bill to pass the Privy Seal.To authorise the Treasury to appoint the Receivers General for the respective counties for land tax, 1739.Ibid, V. p. 259.
Treasury warrant to the sheriffs of Middlesex, or either of them.To discharge the recognizance of Christopher Bowes, a prisoner in New gate as a reward for his discoveries of forgeries relating to pensions to officers' widows.Warrant not relating to Money XXVI. p. 178.
May 2J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Forwarding J. Philip Moreau's memorial concerning the landing of the books, papers, and effects of James Dayrolle, late Resident at the Hague, on board the “Catherine” sloop at Rotterdam, Captain Rowlandson, Commander.
Appending:—Said memorial.
Customs Book XIV. p. 351.
Petition to the Treasury from Charles Eversfield.For extension of lease of Chesworth Lodge.Crown Lease Book V. p. 118.
May 3Same to same from William Rouse, late Secretary to the Post Office, and Robert Hayward, his assignee in bankruptcy.Concerning the liquidation of Rouse's debt to the Post Office, and the further demands upon his estate by the Post Office on account of the embezzlements of Charles Peale, clerk to the said Rouse.Reference Book X. p. 125.
[After
May 3]
Memorial to same from Richard Fitzwilliam, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahama Islands, and Captain of the Independent Company of Foot in the Island of New Providence.Praying a royal sign warrant for the liquidation of the debt of 2316l. 17s.d. due to the said Independent Company by the insolvency of Henry Popple, appointed Agent and Paymaster of the said Company, 1731–2, January 13. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Certificate, dated Whitehall, 1739, May 3, by Philip Baker of of said Henry Popple's debt as above. 1 page.
(b) Copy of a Royal Warrant by the late Queen Caroline in the similar case of the insolvency of Alexander Stevenson, late agent to the two old Independent Companies at Jamaica, together with an accompt of said Stephenson's debt. 3 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 28.
May 4J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners Scotland.Transmitting the memorial of Richard Graham, of Glasgow, merchant. Request a full state of the case of Andrew Cochran, of Glasgow, merchant.North Britain Book XII. p. 383.
May 7J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.Forwarding the petition of John Cutford, a prisoner in Chelmsford Gaol for making candles without paying duty.Letter Book XIX. p. 501.
The Duke of Devonshire to the Treasury, dated Devonshire House.For a royal warrant for 1,299l. 17s. 8d., being a deficiency of his income as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from wool licences for the year 1738, April 9, to 1739, April 8. 1½ pages.
Enclosing:
—(a) Abstract of the produce of the said wool licences for said time. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 29.
Petition to the Treasury from Edward Hooker, executor of Edward Hooker, late Receiver General of co. Southampton.For allowances on his father's accounts of house duties from 1714 to his death in 1737, April.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 253.
May 9J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.To cause the plates for printing off Exchequer bills on land tax to be adapted to the year 1739.Letter Book XIX. p. 502.
May 10Report to the Treasury from C. Shelley, an Auditor of land revenues.On the memorial to the Treasury from St. Andrew Thornhaugh, executor of Sir Thomas Hewett. Surveyor General of Woods on the North and South sides of Trent, from 1711, Oct. 16, to his death in June 1723, concerning allowances claimed in said Hewett's final accompt. 1½ pages.
Appending:
—(a) Said Thornhaugh's memorial with Treasury order of reference of date 1738–9, January 17. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 30.
May 11Petition to same from Sir William Sanderson.For extension of lease of the tenement called Nethercombe alias Eastcombe. in the parish of East Greenwich.Crown Lease Book V. p. 118.
Same to same from Margaret Riley, widow.For same of same of certain houses on the North side of Jermyn Street, and of a piece of ground lying between said Street and Piccadilly.Ibid.
Same to same from John Harrison, gent.For same of same of six messuages in Pall Mall, King Street, Bury Street, and Great Ryder Street.Ibid.
Same to same from Edward Harley.For same of same of Harleigh Woods and Northwoods, and of the forest of Ackwood and Cwmberwyn in the County of Radnor.Ibid, p. 123.
Same to same from Christopher Butler.For encouragement to try for copper or lead at his own expense on his estate in the parish of Llysfaen, co. Carmarthen, the Crown being entitled to the royalties.Ibid, p. 128.
[? May 11]Entry of demise to James Long.Of the freehold of several lands and tenements in Somerset, part of the lands, &c. of John Taylor, deceased, seized into His Majesty's hands for debt, to hold at a peppercorn rent on a payment of 735l. 17s. 8d. to the Receiver General of stamp duties.Ibid, p. 129.
May 12Petition to the Treasury from Richard Jackson.For reward for his discoveries of frauds in the Excise, particularly in the duties on tea.Reference Book X. p. 126.
May 14J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For an account of the arrears of land tax and malt duty now remaining in the Exchequer for the years the services of which have been satisfied; also an account of the moneys there remaining arisen by the duties on compound liquors and upon apples and the surplus of the deductions of 6d. per £ at Midsummer 1738, over and above all annuities and other payments chargeable thereupon: all in accordance with the order of the House of Commons.Letter Book XIX. p. 503.
Petition to the Treasury from Lord Henry Beauclero.Concerning the repairs at the New Lodge in Windsor Forest.Reference Book X. p. 126.
May 15Treasury order for the Execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to Charles Brumpted, clerk of His Majesty's Robes and Wardrobes, of his triennial allowance of furniture, detailed: to an estimate of 37l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 124.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of the manor of Brigstock, co. Northampton, of which the Duke of Montagu prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Duke's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 131–3.
Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Bourne, of Hastings, fisherman.Concerning the verdict against him for assisting in landing run goods.Reference Book X. p. 126.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.Leave of absence to Mr. Somers, one of their number.North Britain Book XII. p. 384.
Treasury warrant to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the final account of John Watson, Receiver of the Derwentwater Estate.
Prefixing:—Detailed statement of said account as drawn up by Edward Bangham deputy to said Benson, the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital having approved thereof.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 196–202.
Entry of Treasury approval of and administration of oath to Nathaniel Cowdery.As first clerk in the office of Lord Walpole, Auditor of the Receipt.
Prefixing:—Said Lord's presentation of Cowdery to the Treasury as his nominee for said office.
Ibid, p. 204.
Same - - -Of Richard Hammond as first clerk in the office of Edward Walpole, Clerk of the Pells in the Receipt.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, 205.
Royal Sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.To revoke and determine the pension of 10s. per day on the military establishment of Ireland, payable to Henry Hamilton, and to grant same to James O'Brien from 1738, Dec 31.Irish Book IX. p. 150.
May 15Royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.To issue the necessary warrants to the Receivers General and Paymasters of Revenue, Ireland, to make good to said Lord Lieutenant the deficiency of the wool licences to produce the 4,000l. charged thereupon for said Lord Lieutenant's salary.Irish Book IX. p. 151.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer or his deputy.For stay of process against Benjamin Wall and Samuel Smart, sureties for Jonathan Smart, junior, late Receiver General, co. Herts.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Commissioners for Taxes on the petition of said Wall and Smart.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 254.
May 16Petition to the Treasury from John Tucker, Esq.Concerning duty on salt lost in warehouse at the wharf at Weymouth between 1732 and 1738.Reference Book X. p. 126.
Same to same from Thomas Seel, of Liverpool, merchant.Concerning debenture on tobacco bought by him from Augustine Woodward, of Liverpool, and exported.Ibid, p. 127–8.
Treasury warrant to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.To allow the free importation into Ireland of clothing and accoutrements detailed for Col. John Campbell's regiment.Irish Book IX. p. 152.
[Before
May 17]
Petition to the Treasury from John Skynner, one of the clerks to the officers of the Board of Greencloth.For his arrears of 64l. 0s. 1d. due to him as such at the death of Geo. I.
Endorsed:—1739, May 17, 49l. 4s. 7d. remaining in the Exchequer to be paid him in part. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 33.
May 17J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the baggage of Baron d' Utterodt, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Poland, which is expected to arrive here from Hamburg and Rotterdam.Customs Book XIV. p. 352.
Petition to the Treasury from Christopher Nelson.For extension of lease of several messuages &c. in Barrow, co. Lincoln.Crown Lease Book V. p. 134.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To allow to William Poyntz, Receiver General of Excise, 605l. 19s. 11d. being his fees and charges at the Exchequer for the carriage and porterage of 2,618,830l. 8s.d. the produce of the Excise 1737, June 29 to 1738, June 21.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on Poyntz's memorial for same.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 203–4.
Petition to the Treasury from the borough and inhabitants of New Windsor.Concerning the state of repair of the roads about His Majesty's Park wall.Reference Book X. p. 126.
May 19Report to same from D. Ryder, Attorney General.On the petition of John Brome concerning the will of John Fisher, late of Croydon, Surrey. 7pages.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition of said Brome with Treasury order of reference of date 1737, June 1.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 34.
May 21Report to the Treasury from D.Ryder, Attorney General.On the petition of Benjamin Periam concerning his mortgage rights over the manor of Buddington and of a farm called Buddington farm in the parish of Wiston, Findon, and Steyning, co. Sussex, purchased as to a moiety thereof from Nicholas Dee and Edward Dee, Receivers of house duties for the said County, from 1 Geo. I. and now indebted to the Crown.
Endorsed:—Recd. 23 May, 1739. 7½ pages.
Appending:
—(a) Said Periam's petition to the Treasury with order of reference of date 1739, April 17. In duplicate. 3¼ pages.
(b) Said Periam's affidavit, dated 1739, April 19. 3pages.
(c) A copy of the Treasury warrant upon the petition of Thomas Elder, who purchased of the Dees in 1733. ½page.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 35.
Petition to same from William Popple.Offering securities on his appointment as agent to the Independent Company at Bermuda.Reference Book X. p. 127.
May 22Same to same from Robert Dakyn, victualler.For a reversionary lease of a messuage in Market Lane, St. James's.Crown Lease Book V. p. 134.
Same to same from the Duke of St. Albans, Warden of Windsor Forest.Concerning the erection of a new six horse stable at Cranbourne Lodge.Reference Book X. p. 128.
Same to same from Alice Taylor, widow and executrix of Simon Taylor, late Receiver General of land tax and house duties for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely, and part of Norfolk.Concerning her husband's debt to the Crown, towards which she has raised and paid into the Exchequer 12,500l. Prays an allowance on his accounts.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 253.
May 25J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.For a statement of opinion as to the nature and import of the amendments made by the House of Lords in the bill concerning tanned leather and curriers.Letter Book XIX. p. 503.
May 28Petition to the Treasury from William Luke.Proposing his sureties on his appointment as Controller of Lotteries.Reference Book X. p. 128.
Same to same from William Kemp, of London, jeweller.For payment of moneys raised by distress on Christopher Webb, of said city, his debtor.Ibid.
May 30J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Charles Northcote, one of the King's waiters, London port.Customs Book XIV. p. 356.
May 31Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to the Duke of Norfolk of a piece of ground between St. Alban's Street and St. James's Square, within the ground formerly called Pall Mall Field, parcel of the manor or bailiwick of St. James's in the Fields.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises and ratal of same by the Surveyor General of Crown lands, and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 135–7.
May 31Treasury warrant to the Stamp Commissioners.To repay land tax 1739 to Stamp officers of under 100l. per an, salary.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 96.
J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.For despatch of orders to the Excise Collectors to supply Sir Robert Rich's regiment of Dragoons in Norfolk, with subsistence money.Letter Book XIX. p. 504.
Petition to the Treasury from Alexander Doyle.Concerning the estate of Allen Doyle, his grandfather.
Referred:—To the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. (Reference cancelled “and the petitioner sent in a letter, 1 June, 1739.”)
Irish Book IX. p. 153.
Treasury warrant to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.To allow the free importation into Ireland of clothing, &c. detailed for Lieut.-General Dalzel's and Col. Richard Onslow's regiment there.Ibid, pp. 153–4.
Same to the King's Remembrancer or the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, their deputies, and the Clerk of the Estreats, and all others concerned.To vacate and discharge the recognizance of Joseph Weston, of Wendover, prosecuted for permissibly erecting a cottage on the waste of the manor of the Hon. Mr. Hampden at Wendover.
Prefixing:—Petition to the Treasury from said Weston.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 206.
Same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the security of William Popple.
Prefixing:—C. Taylor's report to the Treasury on the sufficiency of said security.
Ibid, pp. 206–7.
Same to William Lowndes, Auditor of the land revenues of the Crown within the counties of Berks and Surrey.To repay out of land revenues of the Crown 38l. 2s. 0d. to William Soley, being fees paid by him on account of Windsor and Egham taxes for the years 1734–7.
Prefixing:—Account of said disbursements
Ibid, 207–8.
Same to Thomas Lord Lovell and Sir John Eyles, Bart., Postmaster General.To pay to Col. Joseph Bell, Comptroller of the Post Office, and John Lefebure, a clerk in said office, their expenses in apprehending in France Thomas Limpons, who robbed the Bristol mail.
Prefixing:—Representation to the Treasury from the Postmasters General on the application of said Bell and Lefebure, and
Appending:—Petitions of said Bell and Lefebure.
Ibid, pp. 209–10.
Same to Sir William Younge, Secretary at War.Authorising the contract for 5,322l. 18s. 4d for the clothing of the invalid regiment of foot and the other 25 independent companies of invalids.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on the terms of said contract.
Ibid, pp. 210–11.
May 31Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Commissioners and Trustees for Fisheries and Improvements in Scotland.Approving the propositions detailed from said Trustees as in their report of Xmas last, for employing 795l. 10s. being part of 1,778l. 17s. 10d., the saving in their Cashier's hands anno 1738.North Britain Book XII. pp. 387–8.
June 1Petition to the Treasury from George Middleton.For extension of lease of all that island called Holy Island, co. Northumberland.Crown Lease Book V. p. 134.
Same to same from Henry Govers.Concerning pieces of old plate brought by him from France in ignorance of the laws of England, and stopped at the Custom House.Reference Book X. p. 128.
June 5Treasury warrant to Dudley Ryder, Esq., Attorney General.To discharge Alexander Boyes, a prisoner in Newgate gaol, of his estreated recognizances for Charles Charlton.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 211.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of a house in the Cockpit, Whitehall, of which Charlotte, Viscountess Dowager Falmouth, prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Viscountess's petition for same.
Crown Lease. Book V. pp. 138–9.
Warrant under the Royal sign manual to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the accounts to 1737, Dec. 24. of Henry Pelham, Paymaster of the Forces, the sum of 194l. 17s. 4d. for fees &c. paid by him at the Treasury and other public offices.
Appending:—Account of said fees.
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 302.
June 6Royal letters patent, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury.Revoking and determining from 1739, Lady-day, the pension of 1200l. per an. granted to William, Marquis of Lothian, by the Privy Seal of 1736, April 9.Ibid, pp. 305–6.
Petition to Treasury from George Beech.For the reward for arresting Thomas Gurr alias Stick in the Mud.Reference Book X. p. 129.
Report to the same from the Commissioners of Excise, dated Excise Office, London.On the petition of John Cuttford, a prisoner in Chelmsford gaol, for making candles without entry. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition to the Treasury from said John Cuttford, of Orsett, co. Essex, dated 1739, April 20, 1½ pages.
(b) Certificate in favour of Cuttford from the inhabitants of Orsett, Essex. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 36.
June 7J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.Leave of absence to Mr. Westby, one of their number.North Britain Book XII. p. 388.
Report to the Treasury from the Board of Works, Whitehall.With estimate of the cost of the works in St. James's Park, desired by the Earl of Essex ut supra, p. 93.
Minuted:—1739, June 19. The four first articles and the repair of the pales &c. from Lord Godolphin's to the Duchess of Buckingham's, to be performed forthwith. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 38.
June 8Petition to Treasury from Matthew Woodford.For 810l. for victualling 360 men of the garrison of Placentia and Annapolis Royal 1738–9, January 1 to March 31.Reference Book X. p. 129.
Same to same from John Dunn, a prisoner in York gaol for smuggling.Praying freedom and release - - -Ibid.
Same to same from John Saunderson, gentleman.For payment by the Sheriff of Lincolnshire of moneys raised by distress on Michael Baird Emerson, outlawed at his suit.Ibid.
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Same to same from Brian McDonogh.For a place as landwaiter, London Port, for some reward for his miseries and services to the Revenue in giving information concerning the illicit wool trade form Ireland to France.
Endorsed:—The Customs Commissioners to report to my Lords what reward may be proper to grant to petitioner for the service he has done the Revenue. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Narrative of the unparallelled cruelty and barbarity with which Bryan MacDonagh was lately treated by the wool runners of the County of Galway, Ireland. 17½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 40.
June 14Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.For the release of Francis Swan from his imprisonment in Newgate for his surety for goods seized on the “Collier,” Sunderland port.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on Swan's petition.
Customs Book XIV. pp. 356–7.
Treasury order for the execution of a royal sign manual to the Master of His Majesty's Jewels.For the provision for Augustus, Earl of Berkeley, made K.T. 1739, June 7, of a great collar of the order with an enamelled St. Andrew appendant: to an estimate of 200l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 124.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To allow William Crawford et al. merchants to reduce imported rum to proof or make port entries.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petitions of said Crawford et al.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 212.
Same to same - -To repay to Excise Officers of under 100l. per an. salary their land tax anno 1739.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Commissioners concerning same.
Ibid, 213.
Ste. Fox to Mr. Carkesse -Enclosing B. Schwicheldt's letter relating to handkerchiefs &c. seized in his custody by a Customs officer at Canterbury.Letter Book XIX p. 504.
June 15Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, the Tellers, Chamberlains, and Tally Cutter there, and to the Auditor of the taxes for co. Berks.To rectify the script of tallies struck for certain payments into the Exchequer made by Richard Cox, Receiver General of the arrears of land tax and house duties 1725 and 1726, for co. Berks.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners on Cox's petition, and
Appending:—One affidavit concerning the payment of Thomas Harris, of Gray's Inn.
Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 254–5.
Petition to the Treasury from the Commissioners of land tax for Worcestershire.Concerning their proceedings against the widow and heirs of Richard Bullock, one of the collectors for the borough of Droitwich for 1737, land tax, who died indebted to the Crown. 131l. 14. 1½.Ibid, p. 235.
The Navy Commissioners to Rt. Hon. Arthur Onslow, Treasurer of the Navy, dated Navy Office.For the issue of 10,000l. granted by the House of Commons for the support of Greenwich Hospital. 1 page.
Enclosing:
—(a) A copy of a letter from the Admiralty Commissioners to the Navy Commissioners, dated Admiralty Office 1739, June 15, desiring them to make the above request. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 41.
June 19Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to Robert Byng, Governor of Barbados, of prayer books and furniture detailed for His Majesty's chapel there: to an estimate of 106l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 125.
June 20J. Scrope to the Board of Works.For the performance of repairs detailed. in St. James's Park: to an estimate of 386l. 18s. 8d.Letter Book XIX. p. 506.
Rd. Arnold to John Scrope, dated War Office.For 500 copies of the Articles of War and the Act against mutiny and desertion. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 43.
J. Scrope to [Mr. Basket] -To deliver to the Secretary at War 500 copies of the Articles of War and the Mutiny Act for distribution among the recruiting officers of the army.Letter Book XIX. p. 507.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise.To order the Excise officers at Wells, Yeovil, Somerton, Crewkerne (‘Crookhorne’), and Glastonbury, to supply to Mr. Wilson, agent to Col. Onslow's regiment coming from Ireland, their subsistence money.Ibid.
Petition to the Treasury from John Nott.For extension of lease of the great lodge with lands thereto, belonging to part of the forest of Braydon, co. Wilts.Crown Lease Book V. p. 141.
June 21Report to same from Nicholas Paxton.On the petition of William Kemp, of London, jeweller, for payment of the sum raised on the outlawry of Christopher Webb, late of Exeter, goldsmith, indebted to him in 64l. and upwards.
Endorsed:—1739, July 3, warrant signed. 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a) Said Kemp's petition with Treasury order of reference of date 1739, May 28. 1½ pages.
(b) Certificate of said Webb's outlawry. 1 page.
(c) Said Kemp's affidavit as to the debt. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 44.
June 21Petition to the King from the Royal Africa Company of England.For the issue of the usual 10,000l. for the support of British forts and settlements on the Coast of Africa, this being the season for sending out the necessary recruits and supplies. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 45.
Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners, dated Office for Taxes.On the petition of Edward Hooker, executor of Edward Hooker, his father, late Receiver General of Taxes for co. Southampton, concerning allowances in his father's accounts. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition of Hooker to the Treasury, with Treasury order of reference, dated 1739, May 7. 2 pages.
Ibid, No. 46.
Same to same from same, dated same.On same of Joshua Pembroke, Receiver General of land taxes and house duties, co. Herts, 1731–7, concerning allowances in account. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition of Pembroke to the Treasury, with Treasury order of reference dated 1738–9, March 1. 1¼ page.
(b) Pembroke's affidavit as to his expenses. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 47.
Petition to same from the inhabitants of Wellingborough.For remittance of Excise duties on goods destroyed by the fire there.Reference Book X. p. 129.
Royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.To exempt from the tax of 4s. per £ in Ireland, William Conolly as Cursitor and Engrosser of all original writs issuing out of the High Court of Chancery, Ireland.Irish Book IX. p. 147.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Woods.To deliver to the Duke of St. Albans, Lord Warden of Windsor Forest and Ranger of Cranborne Chase, 12 loads of rough timber to assist in his building a 6 horse stable.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from Francis Whitworth on the petition of said Duke for same.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 214.
J. Scrope to the Taxes Commissioners.Concerning the decrease in the house duties and the negligence and incapacity of the Surveyors and enjoining from the Treasury a strict enquiry into the behaviour of said Surveyors, an account of their fitness and of the future qualifications proper for said office, and of some method to be pursued in judging of such qualifications in future appointments of Surveyors.Letter Book XIX. p. 507.
June 21J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.For the Excise Collectors to subsist Lord James Cavendish's regiment at Salisbury and Col. William Handasyde's regiment at Chester on their arrival from Ireland.Letter Book XIX. p. 507.
Same to same - -For same for Col. Thomas Wentworth's regiment in the quarters at Manchester, Preston, and Lancaster, on their arrival from Ireland.Ibid, p. 508.
June 22Treasury warrant to the Postmaster General.To discharge William Rouse, late Secretary of the Post Office, and to deliver up his security on payment of his own debt, exclusive of the embezzlement of Charles Peale.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Postmasters General on said Rouse's petition concerning same.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 215–6.
Same to the Salt Commissioners.To allow to James and Peter Thompson, merchants in London and Poole, the duty on foreign salt lost at sea, shipped on board the “Thompson's Medal” for Newfoundland.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petition of the said Thompsons.
Ibid, p. 216–7.
Petition to the Treasury from John Kent, gardener to his Majesty.For repairs to the garden tubs, &c. at Windsor.Reference Book X. p. 129.
June 23Report to same from the Revenue Commissioners Ireland, dated Custom House, Dublin.On the petition of Alexander Doyle for a lease of three fourth parts of the forfeited lands of Ballysunrovan or Corbally (“Carballis”) co. Roscommon, Ireland, discovered on behalf of the Crown by him or his late father, Luke Doyle. 2 pages.
Prefixing:
—Said petition of Alexander Doyle to the Treasury, with order of reference of date 1739, May 31. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCC. No. 49.
J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revell's list, appended in abstract, of men victualled at Gibralter 1738–9, January 29 to March 25.Letter Book XIX. p. 507B.
June 25Same to the Auditors of Imprests.For accounts of the wages or other annual allowances paid by the Master of the Great Wardrobe to the officers under the denominations of Arras workers and tailors, “with their respective numbers and by what authority they are constituted or appointed and their said allowances paid.”Ibid.
June 26Treasury Warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To distribute and apply the 1739. Midsummer quarter's income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—A statement of the income and liability of said Fund for said quarter.
Money Book XXXIX. pp. 441–441b.
June 26Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To apply the 1739, June 24 quarter's income of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of said income, &c.
Money Book XXXIX. 456–7.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of a house and farm called Nethercombe alias Eastcombe, part of the manor of East Greenwich, of which Sir William Saunderson prays an extension of lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Saunderson's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 143–5.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Charlotte, Viscountess Falmouth, of a messuage with the appurtenances in the Cockpit, Whitehall, and of several pieces of ground thereto belonging.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the premises (messuage) and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes, constat of same (parcels of land) by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, ratal of both by same, and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 145–150.
Petition to the Treasury from James Rookeby.For extension of lease of 3 messuages in Charles Street and St. Albans Street.Ibid, p. 151.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to the Hon. Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of items detailed for the use of the Yeoman of the Guard at St. James's and Kensington: to an estimate of 123l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 126.
June 27Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To set aside out of the Sinking Fund 500.000l. and to apply same towarde supply anno 1739, according to notifications from time to time from the Treasury.Money Book XXXIX. p. 440.
J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.For the Excise collectors, at Reading, Abingdon, and Wallingford, to subsist Col. Bland's regiment of foot expected to land at Bristol from Ireland.Letter Book XIX. p. 508.
June 28[Same] to General Oglethorpe.Forwarding a copy of Thomas Revel's contract for victualling said General's regiment in Georgia.Ibid, p. 509.