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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1739, October-December', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 120-133. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91926 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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1739, October–December

Oct. 2Petition to Sir Robert Walpole from Richard Johnson, an informer.For reward for his informations against sellers of dyed tea.
Endorsed with a request from the Treasury by Christopher Tilson to the Customs and Excise Boards to state the rewards paid or due to Jackson, and with the Excise Commissioners' reply thereto, dated 1739, Oct. 4, and signed Bendall Martyn, secretary. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 34.
Christopher Tilson to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning 4 horses arrived at Dover of the equipage of Count de Camhis, ambassador from France.Customs Book XIV. p. 385.
Oct.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputyFor a lease to Joseph Emms of a parcel of land with houses, sheds, warehouses, &c., thereon, within the city or liberty of Westminster.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 212–4.
Same to same - -For same to Christopher Butler of all mines of copper, lead, tin or other minerals (except royal mines) found or to be found within the commons or waste grounds in the parish of Llysfaen, co. Carnarvon.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 215–6.
Same to Thomas Lord Lovel and Sir John Eyles, Postmasters General.To allow to James Ellys, postmaster at Dartford, 229l. 9s. 2d. being his debt to the Post Office, and to recompense losses and services.
Appending:—Certificate by John Searle, accomptant, of the amount of Ellis's debt.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 243.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. -To distribute and apply the 1737 Michaelmas quarter's income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of the income and liability of said Fund for same quarter.
Money Book XL. pp. 12–13.
Same to same -For same of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 21–21a.
Oct. 3Petition to the Treasury from Elizabeth Holmes, et al.For leave to reduce imported rum to proof.Reference Book X. p. 136.
Same to Sir Robert Walpole from Francis Grigg, late tidesman in fee, London Port.To be taken off the superannuation list and put into active employment, having unexpectedly recovered the use of his leg. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 35.
Oct. 4Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to James Glen, Governor of South Carolina, of Bibles and furniture detailed for the use of His Majesty's chapel there; to an estimate of 106l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 130.
The Commissioners of Customs, Scotland, to the Treasury, dated Custom House, Edinburgh.Concerning a threatening letter sent by smugglers to James Ogilvie, Collector of Customs at Aberdeen, concerning a seizure made by Alexander Reid and George Lobban, respectively tide surveyor and landwaiter there. Pray advertisement of a reward for discovery of the author of the letter. 2 pages.
Enclosing:
—(a) Copy of the examination or precognition taken 1739, Sept. 28, thereupon by William Chalmers, provost, and the magistrates of Aberdeen. 3½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 36.
Oct. 6Petition to the Treasury from Sir George Wynne.For a new grant of the lead and other mines (except royal mines) in the hundred of Isdulas, co. Denbigh, and for an alteration in the terms of the grant.Crown Lease Book V. p. 228.
Oct. 9J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Enclosing for audit Thomas Revel 's list, appended in abstract, of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1739, July 16 to August 12.Letter Book XIX. p. 515.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the baggage of Edward Finch, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the King of Sweden, now on his return home, as by a memorial enclosed of Mr. Tigh, secretary to said Finch.Customs Book XIV. p. 385.
Treasury warrant to same -To execute an Order of Council, prefixed, of date 1739, Oct. 2, empowering Charles Ward, a merchant trading with Spain, to reland goods out of two Spanish ships in the Thames belonging to Bilboa, viz., the “Nuestra Señora de Begona” and the “Nuestra Señora del Carmen,” said goods not being the property of any of the subjects of the King of Spain.
Appending:—Affidavit by said C. Ward and list of the goods.
Ibid, 385–7.
Same to sameFor the like for Mark Weyland, Charles Colli, Lewis Mendez, Peter Cousirat, Claude Bosanquet, John Rooke, John Tolet, George Alexander, Francis Dillon, Samuel Tatem, Anthony Malcher, Moses Rigail, Anthony Vazielle, Lawrence Monck, all same.
Appending:—Lists as above in each case.
Ibid, 387–91.
Oct. 12John Irwin to William Lowndes at the Treasury, dated from Sligo.Thanks for his influence in securing writer an order of reference from the Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 37.
Oct. 15J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the petition of William Collins, late of Tunbridge, now a prisoner in the Fleet.Customs Book XIV. p. 391.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To set aside out of the overplus moneys in the Sinking Fund (amounting at Michaelmas, 1739, to 529,901l. 15s.d.), the sum of 500,000l. to be applied to the augmentation of the Forces.
Appending: — Certificate of the said remains of the Sinking Fund at 1739, Michaelmas.
Money Book XL. pp. 26–7.
Oct. 16Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to John Harrison of 6 messuages in or near Pall Mall Street, Great Rider Street, Berry Street, and King Street, within the ground formerly called Pall Mall Field. parcel of the manor or bailiwick of St. James in the Fields.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the premises and memorandum by Auditor William Lowndes, ratal by the Surveyor General and entry of demise.
Crown Least Book V. pp. 217–22.
Oct. 16Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To remit to the United East India Company the duty on 134½ gallons of arrack destroyed by falling out of a cart at Buttolf's Wharf.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petition concerning same from Christopher Mole, secretary to said company.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 243–4.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery of furniture detailed for the Gentlemen Porters at St. James's and Whitehall; at an estimate of 18l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 80.
Same for same of same to same.For a livery for 1739 for Mrs. Elizabeth Stubbs, Ratkiller in ordinary to His Majesty; at an estimate of 13l. 10s. 0d.Ibid. p. 87.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To permit, by virtue of an Order of Council, Thomas Symons to unload goods out of the “Nuestra Señora del Carmen” and the “Nuestra Señora de Begona.”
Appending:—A list of the goods with the lading marks.
Customs Book XIV. p. 392.
Same to same -For the like in the cases separately of Peter Flower, Maurice Barrow, Isidore Lynch, Thomas Leach, Susannah MacCarty, Isaac Panchaud, Benj. Mendez da Costa, Edw. Patriarche, Francis Noguier, Timothy Hollis, John Baptist Schorer, Francis Baxter, Ezekiel Hall, Robert Peirce.Ibid, pp. 392–5.
Oct. 17Report to the Treasury from the Officers of the Mint, dated Mint Office.On the petition of John Sandell, porter of the Mint, for an increase of salary for his services. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition of Sandell dated 1739, Sept. 12, with Treasury order of reference of 1739, Sept. 26. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 38.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning 2 old silver salvers of Baron Steinberg stopped at the Custom House, brought from Hamburg on the “George,” John Been commander.Customs Book XIV. p. 391.
Oct. 18Petition to the Treasury from John Wilson.Concerning a demand assigned to him by the executrix of Captain Francis Cavally, who formerly commanded one of the independent companies at Jamaica; same arising out of certain deficiencies incurred in the victualling the garrisons of Placentia, Annopolis Royal and Canso.Reference Book X. p. 137.
Oct. 18Petition to the Treasury from the officers of His Majesty's sloop “Otter.”Concerning a small seizure of tea and brandy made by the Customs officers of Harwich, the ship having been ordered to Holland by the Admiralty to convoy Mr. Walpole from Havre to England, but having been obliged to put into Harwich harbour by the weather. 2 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 39.
Oct. 20Same to same from Andrew Snape, D.D.Concerning the lease of a messuage and farm at the Wike in the parish of Eton, co. Bucks.Crown Lease Book V. p. 183.
Oct. 23Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to James Rokeby (Rookeby) of 3 messuages in Charles Street and St. Alban's Street in the manor of St. James in the Fields.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 223–5.
Ste. Fox to the Customs Commissioners.John Roill to be put on the superannuated list, and salary to be allowed to Henry Miles, a tidewaiter during his leave of absence.Customs Book XIV. 396.
Petition to John Scrope from Luke Shewring.For some consideration for his hardships suffered in his exertion “in favour of your Honour at your late unsuccessful election for Bristol.” 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 40.
Oct. 24Statement of estimates to the Treasury from Thomas Greenings.For making the new road from that part already finished to the new Park at Richmond.Reference Book X. p. 137.
Petition to same from Matthew Woodford.For 828l. for victualling 360 men of the garrison of Placentia and Annopolis Royal 1739, July 1 to Sept. 30.Ibid, 138.
[Before
Oct. 25]
Petition to the Treasury from Alexander Doile.Concerning his claim to and dispossession of the forfeited estates of Ballysunroan alias Carballis. Practically in duplicate 3 and 3 pages.
Appending:
—(a) a copy of an affidavit dated 1739. June 15, sworn by said Luke Doyle concerning the dispossession of his son Alexander Doyle by the agents of John Plunket. 2 pages.
(b) same of an affidavit by Roger Rudican concerning same. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 41.
Oct. 25Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To permit Elizabeth Holmes, Martin Brown et al. merchants, to reduce imported rum to proof, or to make post entries.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petition of said merchants.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 245.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of the office of Master Forester of Rockingham Forest, of which John Earl of Westmorland et al. pay extension of lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on the petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 226–8.
Oct. 26J. Scrope to the Duke of Argyll, Master General of the Ordnance.For the estimates for land and sea services of the Office of Ordnance for the year 1740, to be laid before the House of Commons in the ensuing session.Letter Book XIX. p. 516.
Same to Sir William Yonge, Secretary at War.For same for the services of the Forces. 1740.Ibid.
Same to Josiah Burchet, Secretary to the Lords of the Admiralty.To move the Admiralty Lords to direct the Commissioners of the Navy and the Commissioners for Victualling for estimates for the Navy and Victualling, 1740.Ibid.
Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Concerning the prosecution of William Moodie, master of the “Middleburgh Merchant,” and John Smith, master of the “Friendship,” of Southampton, for breaking the embargo. 1½ pages.
Appending:
—(a) Edward Greenly, the King's Proctor, to Thomas Brian, solicitor of the Customs, dated Doctors Commons, 1739, Oct. 23, relating to said prosecution. 1 page. (b) Thomas Brian to the Customs Commissioners, dated 1739, Oct. 25, concerning (a) supra and said prosecution. 1¼ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 44.
Oct. 31J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.For Customs Officers to guard the “St. Joseph,” the Spanish ship from the Caracas.Customs Book XIV. p. 399.
Nov. 1Petition to the Treasury from John North.For the proclamation reward for the arrest of Phebe Carter, a person concerned in filing guineas.Reference Book X. p. 137.
Nov. 3J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the treasure on board the “St. Joseph.”Customs Book XIV. p. 399.
Nov. 5Same to sameTo forward to the Treasury a box brought over on the 30 Oct. on the packet boat from France by Mr. Driver, the messenger, said box being detained at the Custom House at Dover.Letter Book XIX. p. 517.
Same to Mark Frecker, Robert Manning, Rich. Hammond and Edw. St. Hill.To take in and certificate 36 lottery tickets in the 1731 Lottery.Ibid. p. 207.
Agreement signed by Thomas Molyneux.To permit Thomas Walker, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to pull down said Molyneux's buildings in St. Margaret's Lane to prevent damage, on a consideration of 200l.
Endorsed:—
The Board of Works to proceed to take down these buildings immediately. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 45.
Nov. 6Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of sundry buildings and premises, detailed, at Richmond, part of the old royal palace at Richmond, of which George, Earl of Cholmondeley, prays a new lease on surrender.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Earl's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 229–83.
Nov. 6Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of the manor of Havering atte Bowen, co. Essex, of which Sir John Eyles prays a lease.
Prefixing:—As above, and
Appending:—Copy of a previous report on same made by Dr. Exton Sayer, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, dated 1731, August 24.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 233–9.
Petition to the Treasury from William Beal.For return of duties on tobacco shipped from Bristol on the “Endeavour,” Theophilus Ayres, master, and lost in the Bay of Carmarthen.Reference Book X. p. 138.
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 furniture detailed for his Majesty's service at Kensington, including items for Mrs. Kien, Lady Deloraine, Mrs. Dearing, Mrs. Crowle. Mrs. Purcell, “Madam Walmoden,” and Lady Harriet Campbell; also for St. James's. including items for Mrs. Swinton, Mrs. Souff, and Baron Steinberg; also for the Prince of Wales's robing room at the House of Lords; all to an estimate of 700l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. pp. 131–2.
Nov. 7J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Transmitting from the Treasury a memorial of Thos. Liveings, executor of Charles Jacob, mariner, entitled to a reward as principal informant against John Hatch.Customs Book XIV. p. 400.
Nov. 8Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To authorise the allowance in the account of Michael Warwick of 978l. 8s. 10¾d. in discharge of his debt to the Crown as late Collector of excisable and imported liquors at the port of London.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petition of the sureties of said Warwick.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 246–8.
Nov. 9J. Scrope to the Stamp Commissioners.Concerning the appointment of John Lanham, junr. as distributor of stamps at Ongar loco — Rhett, and the alteration of the place of residence of the distributor.Letter Book XIX. p. 518.
Nov. 12Same to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Mr. Manning, one of the landwaiters of London port.Customs Book XIV. p. 400.
Same to sameConcerning landing free the baggage and equipage of Mr. Walpole, ambassador to the States General, on the “Prince William,” Richard Hind, captain, and the “Britannia,” Captain Howlatson, from Holland.Ibid. 400–1.
Wm. Manley to John Scrope, dated Portsmouth.Concerning the measures taken to prevent embezzlements on board the Spanish prize on her journey from Portsmouth to Woolwich.
Endorsed:—13th Nov., “read. Acquaint the Bank.” 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 46.
Nov. 13Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Edward Lapley of 2 messuages, one in St. James's Market Place, the other on the south side of Picadilly.
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. 239–42.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of several messuages, &c., on the north side of Jermyn Street, in His Majesty's bailiwick of St. James's, of which Margaret Riley, widow, prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Riley's petition for same.
Ibid, pp. 243–4.
Petition to the Treasury from Anthony Hayes, builder.For a building lease of 6 small old tenements on the north side of Newtoner's Lane.Ibid, p. 245.
Nov. 14Same to same from George Earl of Halifax, Keeper of Bushey Park.Concerning works necessary for the benefit and advantage of said park.Reference Book X. p. 138.
Same to same from the East India Company.Concerning a seizure of silk in their warehouse as thrown silk As there are doubts whether it is raw or thrown desire liberty to sell it for exportation and that the officers' hands may be lifted off.Ibid.
Nov. 17J. Scrope to the Navy Commissioners.The Trustees of Mr. Hampden's estate have passed their accounts and obtained their quietus. Nothing further is expected from the estate beyond 810l. 8s. 1d. paid into the Exchequer by said Trustees on clearing their account.Letter Book XIX. p. 519.
Nov. 19Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Bevel.For items detailed for the hire of extra magazines for provisions at Gibraltar, for repairs and for sending provisions to the new mole without the garrison for the use of a regiment quartered there from 1735, Sept. 1, to 1738, August 15.Reference Book X. p. 139.
J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding for audit Thomas Revel's list, appended in abstract, of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1739, August 13. to Sept. 9.Letter Book XIX. p. 519.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To provide bags for the cocoa nuts on board the Spanish prize, against her arrival at Woolwich.Customs Book XIV. p. 401.
Nov. 20Petition to the Treasury from Benjamin Dumbleton, calico printer, at Bow, co. Middlesex.Concerning the allowances due to him on his exportation of printed goods to New England, the entry being one day out of time.Reference Book X. p. 139.
Same to same from James Hatchard et al.For leave to reduce imported rum to proof.Ibid.
Nov. 20J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Transmitting from the Treasury a memorial of Henry and Peter Muilman concerning goods shipped by merchants at Amsterdam on the “Lamb,” Captain Seaman now in Falmouth harbour.Customs Book XIV. p. 401.
[Before
Nov. 23]
Petition to the Treasury from George Heathcote and Sir John le Quesne, sheriffs of the city of London and county of Middlesex.Concerning the escape from Newgate gaol of Richard Johnson alias Nash, and Thomas Brett, two smugglers charged with large sums, and their own liability therefor.
Together with Treasury order of reference of date 1739, Nov. 23. 3 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 49.
Reference Book X. pp. 141–2.
Nov. 27Same to same from Thomas Chitty, importer of spice from Holland.Concerning a mistake in the importation and entry of certain spices detailed, imported by him from Rotterdam in the “Pickfat” sloop, Richard Bell, masker.Ibid, p. 140.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General.To strengthen the packet between Port Mahon and Marseilles and to add another boat, each at an annual cost of 420l. per an.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 249–50.
Nov. 28Same to William Aislabie, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the accompt of Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods, for works at Richmond New Park, Barnes Common, at the head of the canal in Hyde Park, and at Bushey Park.
Prefixing:—Statement of said account as certified by Ja. Thomas, deputy to said Aislabie.
Ibid, pp. 253–6.
Nov. 29Same to the Excise Commissioners.To permit James Mayhew et al. merchants to reduce imported rum to proof or to make port entries.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on petition of said merchants.
Ibid, p. 252.
J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.Forwarding for their observations, alterations and amendments a draft bill for the more effectual securing and encouraging the trade of His Majesty's British subjects to America, and for the encouragement of seamen to enter His Majesty's service.Letter Book XIX. p. 520.
Treasury order for the Execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu,For the delivery to John Smith, Serjeant of His Majesty's Chapel Royal at St. James's, of Bibles Prayer books, &c., detailed, for the use of the said chapel, including 18 Common Prayer Books for the Lords' seat, 6 ditto for the Greencloth seat, 60 surplices for the Gentlemen of the Chapel, 12 ditto for the ministers, and 36 ditto for the Children of the Chapel; all to an estimate of 524l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 132.
Nov. 30Report to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, dated Customs House, Dublin.On the petition of Lieut.-Col. Irwin to the Treasury concerning a balance due to the Crown from William Griffith, deceased, formerly collector of the district of Sligo. 1 page.
Appending:
a) Copy of a report from the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to the Treasury, dated 1724, March 8, on the petition of Percy Griffith, son of said William Griffith, deceased, concerning said arrear to the Crown. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 52.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Referring to them the petition of John Gore for a licence for shipping 40 tons of tin for the King of Portugal's service in the packet boat for Lisbon now lying at Falmouth.Customs Book XIV. p. 402.
Dec. 3Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding for audit Thomas Revel's lists, appended in abstract, of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1739, Sept. 10, to Oct. 7.Letter Book XIX. p. 520.
Dec. 4Same to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning landing goods, &c., from the “St. Joseph,” the Spanish prize.Customs Book XIV. p. 402.
The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Treasury, dated from Dublin Castle.Transmitting (a) infra and desiring a royal letter for placing on the civil establishment of Ireland an allowance of 50l. per an. for the minister of the French church at Portarlington. 1 page.
Enclosing:
—(a) Petition to said Duke from Gaspar Caillard, nominated minister of the said French church at Portarlington by the Bishop of Kildare for the allowance of 50l. per an. as made to Theodore Desvories, the late incumbent of same. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 56.
Petition to the Treasury from Matthew Collet.Concerning a mistake made by him as agent for the Bank in paying into the Exchequer for Mr. Bayley, Receiver General for Staffordshire, 1,000l. on his account of land tax, 1738, instead of on his account of old duties on houses for that year.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 257.
Dec. 6J. Scrope to the Attorney and Solicitor General.Forwarding for their consideration and opinion the observations and amendments of the Customs Commissioners on the printed bill for securing, &c., the trade of His Majesty's subjects to America.Letter Book XIX. p. 521.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For furniture, detailed, for His Majesty's footmen at St. James's.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 68.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the account of William Poole, Receiver General of Stamp Duties, for the year ended 1738, August 2, 10l. for the quarter's salary of Samuel Andrews, a bill man, who went abroad in said Receiver's debt.
Prefixing:—Petition to the Treasury from said Poole concerning same.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 257.
Dec. 6J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to William Roberts, a coast waiter, London port.Customs Book XIV. p. 403.
Treasury warrant to sameFor the execution of an Order in Council, prefixed, of Nov. 26, to permit Christopher Tam, of London, merchant, to re-land goods from the “Nuestra Señora del Carmen.”
Appending:—Note of the goods.
Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of lead mines in the Hundred of Isdulas, within the manor and county of Denbigh, of which Sir George Wynne prays a re-grant, with altered terms of lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Wynne's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 247–50.
Dec. 7J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.To cause the plates used for printing off Exchequer bills on malt to be adapted to the year 1740, so as to be ready for work as soon as the Act shall pass.Letter Book XIX. p. 519.
Same to the King's printer -To deliver to the Secretary at War 200 copies of the Articles of War and Mutiny Act for distribution among the recruiting officers of the 6 regiments of marines: as by a letter. prefixed, from said Secretary at War.Ibid, p. 520.
Dec. 10Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant, to Lord Abergavenny.For the delivery to Alured Popple, Governor of Bermuda, of chapel plate, detailed, for the use of His Majesty's chapel there; to an estimate of 80l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 133.
Dec. 11J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Conveying the Treasury approval of their proposal to bring the “St. Joseph,” a Spanish prize, into Westgate Bay.Customs Book XIV. p. 404.
Same to Mr. Burchet -Concerning the safeguarding of the Spanish prize, “St. Joseph,” on its being lightened in order to being carried into Westgate Bay.Letter Book XIX. p. 521.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To pay to James Bayley, Receiver General of Taxes, co. Stafford, 1,000l., wrongly paid in on account of the 17th 2 shilling aid, 1738, but to be be immediately paid back into the Exchequer, on account of the old duties on houses for that year.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners on Matthew Collet's petition concerning same.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 257.
Dec. 12J. Scrope to the Stamp Commissioners.For an exact list, arranged by counties, of the stamp distributors and other officers under employ, and their allowances by poundage or otherwise.Letter Book XIX. p. 522.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning their letter of the 11th instant relating to the Spanish prize lately landed at Portsmouth loaded with iron “or any other prizes which may be brought in until the bill now depending in Parliament relating to prize ships be passed into a law.” All such ships to be strictly guarded against any embezzlement on board.Customs Book XIV. p. 404.
Petition to the Treasury from Sir John Jennings.Concerning the state of disrepair of the lodges in Greenwich Park.Reference Book X. p. 143.
[Before
Dec. 13]
Memorial to the Treasury from Augustus Earl of Berkeley, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucester and Warden of Dean Forest, Lord Ducie, Sir John Dutton, et al. detailed.In support of the petition of the inhabitants of Coleford, co. Gloucester, for a grant for the repair of their chapel. 2 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 59.
Dec. 13Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Secretaries to the Treasury) to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods, dated Treasury Chambers.Concerning the raising by wood sales, in Dean Forest, the 150l. proposed to be granted by His Majesty to the inhabitants of Coleford, Gloucester, for repairing, &c., the chapel there.
Together with Francis Whitworth's certificate in reply, dated 1739, Dec. 13. 1 page.
Letter Book XIX. p. 522; Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 60.
Dec. 14Lord Harrington to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.Conveying the King's pleasure for paying Mons. Renard, His Majesty's agent at Amsterdam, 50l. for a book which he procured for His Majesty's use.
Endorsed:—20 Dec. Ordered out of money in Mr. Lowther's hands.
Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 61.
Report to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from John Lyons, deputy Muster Master General, dated Muster Master General's Office.On the petition of Lieut-Col. John Irwin concerning his arrears of half pay. 3 pages.Ibid, No. 62.
Dec. 17Petition to the Treasury from Richard Wollaston.To be appointed Receiver General of land tax 1739, for Salop: and proposing sureties.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 261.
Dec. 18Same to same from James Gough and his wife.Concerning fresh evidence relating to an escheat by the death of Mary Nichols.Reference Book X. p. 143.
Same to same from John Garment, a prisoner in the Fleet for 2 years, for duties on candles.Prays to be discharged and sent on a man of war, as he is young and an able sailor.Ibid.
Dec. 19John Colsworthy to William Lowndes, Duke Street, Westminster, dated from Mount Radford, near Exeter.Concerning the disposal of the collectorship of St. Christopher, solicited by a friend. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 65.
Dec. 20Warrant under the royal sign manual to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the Royal Africa Company's account of the expenditure of 10,000l. anno 1734, voted towards the maintenance of forts and settlements belonging to said Company on the coast of Africa.
Appending:—Said Auditor's certificate of said account in detail.
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 417–22.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to James Dolling of 2 messuages in Borr Street, Abingdon, Berks. Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the premises, and memorandum by Auditor William Lowndes, ratal of same by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and entry of demise.Crown Lease Book V. pp. 260–2.
Same to sameFor same to George Earl of Cholmondeley, of premises detailed at Richmond, Surrey, parcels of the old royal palace at Richmond, in the manor of Sheen or Richmond, and formerly part of the dower of Anne of Cleves.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of part of the premises and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes, constat of the remainder and ratal of all by the Surveyor General and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 263–70.
Same to same -For same to Jeffery Johnson of the mansion house and site of the manor of Halliford and the manor of Halliford alias Hallford, co. Middlesex.
Prefixing:—Particular and memorandum, ratal and demise as above.
Ibid, pp. 277–282.
Royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.To insert on the present and all future establishments of the Civil Expense, Ireland, 50l. per an. for the minister of the French Episcopal Church at Portarlington: same having been moved by said Lord Lieutenant's letter of the 4th instant, praying that the said salary granted on the 23 July 8 Geo. II. to the Revd. Theodore Desvories, now deceased, might be continued to his successor, Gaspar Caillard.Irish Book IX. p. 164.
Same to same -For a similar grant of 50l. per an. to the minister of the German Protestant Church in Dublin: same having been moved by said letter as above, praying that said grant formerly made to Andrew Kellinghusen, deceased, might be continued to Olaf Mollar his successor as minister of said congregation.Ibid, p. 165.
Dec. 21The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Treasury, dated from Dublin Castle.Enclosing an account [wanting] of repairs required in the fortifications of Limerick, with an estimate for same by Lewis Marcell, Third Engineer of Ireland. Prays a royal letter for the expense. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 66.
Dec. 1Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Jennor.For extension of lease of 8 houses in St. Margaret's Lane, Westminster.Crown Lease Book V. p. 283.
Same to same from sameFor same of same of a piece of ground called Potter's Park. near Queen Wood in that part of Windsor Park which is called Chertsey Walk, and containing 36 acres 46 perches.Ibid.
Dec. 27Treasury warrant to the Taxes Commissioners.Authorising additional salaries to Richard Hammersley and Hen. Entwisle, clerks in the said Commissioners' office.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Commissioners of date 1739, Nov. 29, concerning same.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 270.
Petition to the Treasury from William Stewart, Paymaster of his Majesty's Pensions.For 920l. 0s. 11d. for fees and incidents expended between l738, Xmas, and 1739, Xmas.Reference Book X. p. 143.
Same to same from Thomas Ripley.For a re-grant on surrender of a piece of ground near the west side of Chelsea Hospital.Crown Lease Book p. 283.
1739.Same to same from Cosmo George, Duke of Gordon.Praying relief from 450l. 18s. 6d. due from him to the Crown on his service and retour as heir to his grandfather in 1731, and from 26l. 13s. 4d. similarly due on his service and retour as heir to same in 1733 for the relief dues of the lands and Lordship of Fyvie and Urquhart. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCI. No. 76.
[1739 ?]Same to same from Allan Whitefoord, Receiver General of Land Tax, &c. in Scotland.Concerning the 650l. sent by petitioner to Aberdeen for the subsistence of Col. Stephen Cornwallis's regiment, the bills for same drawn by Lieut. Thomas Pattison, paymaster to said regiment, on Henry Popple having been dishonoured by Popple failing and absconding. 1 page.Ibid, No. 77.
[1739 ?]Same to same from Thomas Jones.Concerning his expenses in prosecuting Samuel Willis for malpractices in several actions in the Common Pleas.
Endorsed:—“Court of King's Bench have power of Privy Seal to recompense prosecutors of offenders for their charges and trouble out of fines imposed on such offenders not exceeding ⅓ of the whole.” 2 pages in duplicate, the second copy being witnessed to by Sir J. Willes.
Ibid. No. 78.