Warrants for Minor Appointments
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'Warrants for Minor Appointments: 1739', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 197-207. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91931 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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TABLE III.
1739.
Letters Patents, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions and Orders relating to Appointments.
1738–9.
Date.Nature of Order or Entry and Substance of Appointment.Reference.
1738.
July 7
Royal letters patent by the King. Richard Lloyd of the Middle Temple to be one of the King's Counsel learned in the law, with all preheminences, &c. and the wages or fee 40l.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 299.
1738–9.
Jan. 2
Treasury warrants. Alexr. McWhannall, a tidesman at Dumfries, loco William Maxwell, dismissed, at 15l. per an.; John Mackay, same at Borrowstounness, loco Thomas Southouse, preferred, at 20l. per an; Alexr. Blair, landwaiter and searcher at Anstruther, loco Robert Gordon, preferred, at 25l. per an.; Thomas Mallard and James Muir, boatmen at Leith, locis Alexr. Baxter and James Gray, dismissed, at 20l. per an. each; John Cameron, a tidesman at Port Glasgow, loco William Leitch, deceased, at 20l. per an.; John Smith, a tidesman, to be surveyor, landwaiter and searcher at Wigtown, loco James Gordon, deceased, at 30l. per an.; Alexr. Cuthbert, a tidesman at Inverness, loco John McPhail. preferred at 18l. per an.; John Snipe, same at Leith, loco James Simpson, deceased, at 20l. per an.; Samuel Adams, same at Port Glasgow. loco John Carmichael, deceased, at 20l. per an.; Gavin Montgomery, one of the riding officers under William Hamilton, Surveyor General for preventing the importation of cattle, &c. from Ireland at the established salary.North Britain Book XII. pp. 317–8.
Same. Thomas Ereth, one of the [Customs] Inspectors of the river Thames, loco John Snow, dismissed; John Archer, a tidesman at Liverpool, loco Roger Valence, dismissed; Edward Scott, a tidesman in the inferior list. London port, loco Edward Lloyd, deceased; Thomas Brady, a boatman at Orford Haven, loco Richard Lashley, preferred; Robert Clarke and John Vardell, boatmen at Wisbech, locis Tomlinson Hodgson and Joseph Spencer, superannuated.Customs Book XIV. p. 333
Jan. 4Royal sign manual for a commission to pass the Seal appointed be kept in the place of the Great Seal of Scotland, appointing William Williams Auditor of the Revenues and Duties of Excise and New Imposts, Scotland, said office having been granted by Geo. I. to George Tilson for life, and after him to Chrisopher Tilson, son of William Tilson, then deceased, the said Christopher Tilson having died without ever enjoying said office, and the said George Tilson being lately deceased: all with the yearly fee of 310l. for himself, his deputy clerks or substitutes.North Britain Book XII. pp. 333–4.
Jan. 8Treasury warrant. William Manley to be the Plantation and Western Clerk under the Secretary of the Customs, loco John Manley, who desires leave to resign.Customs Book XIV. p. 333.
Jan. 9Same. Peter Burroughs, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, transferred to the superior list, loco Richard Belbin, superannuated; Arthur Waller to succeed Burroughs in the inferior list.Ibid, p. 334,
Jan. 16Same. James Hobday, a riding officer at Lydd, in Dover port, loco Henry Brackenbury, superannuated; George Taylor, tidesman at Yarmouth, loco William Newton, deceased; William Allatson, surveyor, waiter, searcher and riding officer at Hastings, Rye port, loco John Hall, deceased.Ibid.
Jan. 19Same. Daniel Osborne, tidesman at Aldeburgh, loco Charles Syer, removed to another employment.Ibid. Jan.
Jan. 23Same. William Leach, junr., to succeed William Leach, senr., as Paymaster of Incidents; Johnson Beswick, riding officer at Hayburn Wyke, Scarborough port, loco John Cockerill, deceased.Ibid.
Same. Sir Robert Dixon, bart., Supervisor General of the salt duty, loco William Roupell, who refuses to accept that employment; at 130l. per an.North Britain Book XII. p. 318.
Feb. 1Same. William Howse, a watchman, London port; John Daverson, boatman at Deal, loco Stephen Mumbray, superannuated; Joseph Richmond, waiter and searcher at Parton, Whitehaven port.Customs Book XIV. p. 334.
Treasury Commission. Thos. Phillips, surveyor of houses, co. Carmarthen, loco Thomas Jones, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 11.
Feb. 3Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John Allen and Benjamin Charlewood, apothecary in ordinary to the Royal Household, with the yearly fee of 53l. 6s. 8d. in place of Marmaduke Lilly and John Allen.King's Warrant Book XXXIII pp. 208–9.
Feb. 9Same. Charles Frewen, to be Brunswick Herald, loco Edmund Sawyer, constituted such by letters patent of 6 Oct, 1 Geo. I. and having resigned same by an instrument under his hand of date 20 Dec. 1738: all with the annual fee of 40 marks.Ibid, pp. 219–21.
Feb. 13Same, constituting William Lord Abergavenny, Master or Treasurer of the Royal Jewels, in as ample manner and form as Sir Francis Lawley, Heneage Montague, Charles Godfrey, James Brudenell or Charles Lord Lynn or any others have exercised same; with all wages, fees, liveries, &c., heretofore accustomed and the annual rent of 50l.: all in place of Charles Lord Lynn, constituted same by letters patent of 25 June, 4 Geo. II., said letters patent being hereby revoked.Ibid, p. 295.
Feb. 14Treasury Warrant. Richard Morley, Third Solicitor of the Customs, to carry on prosecutions on all bonds, all criminal prosecutions, prosecutions in the Crown Office, and in Doctors' Commons and upon appeals or other business depending before the Council from the Plantations or from the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Man: all loco Thomas Kinaston, resigned, and with the salary of 250l. per an.Customs Book XIV. pp. 345–6.
Feb. 15Same. Samuel Ham and Edward Ludner, boatmen at Sandwich, locis John Hooker and Isaac Elleson, superannuated.Ibid, p. 334.
Feb. 22Treasury warrant. Richard Rogers, tidesman and boatman at Cowes, loco James Williams, superannuated; David Ogilvie, coastwaiter at Portsmouth, loco John Barnston, preferred.Customs Book XIV. p. 334.
Feb. 24Treasury commission. Bartholomew Lynch, surveyor of houses, London, loco Ralph Rance, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
March 1Treasury warrant. Robert Cribb, waiter and searcher at Wareham, Poole port, loco Richard Cole, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 334.
Same for royal letters patents to constitute William Bell, junior, customer or collector of the port of Gloucester, loco Richard Cossley, deceased.Ibid, p. 347.
Treasury Commission. Jacob Pratt, surveyor of houses, co. York, loco Thos. Williams, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
March 15Treasury warrant for royal letters patents, constituting Charles Turner customer or collector of all customs and subsidies in the port of Lynn Regis, loco Sir John Turner, bart., deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 347.
Treasury warrant. Craister Greatheed, comptroller of customs at St. Christopher, loco — Akinside, deceased; Nathaniel Stephens to be appointed deputy comptroller, Bristol port, loco John Elbridge, deceased, and to be placed on the establishment for the salary of 130l. per an. for himself and clerks; John Boyles, waiter and searcher at Heacham, Lynn port, loco Christopher Burgess preferred; William Skinner, waiter and searcher, Poole port, loco John Blagdon, superannuated.Ibid, p. 334.
March 20Same. John Thornton, tidesman, London port, loco Gregory Lane, deceased; Samuel Bennet, chief boatman at Chichester, loco Samuel Lee, deceased; John Bittleston, tidesman at Newcastle, loco Roger West, deceased; William Bignal, waiter, searcher and preventive officer at Keyhaven, Southampton port, loco John Hughes, deceased.Ibid, p. 348.
1739.
March 26
Same. Samuel Clowes, watchman, London port, loco John King, deceased.Ibid.
March 28Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal to constitute William Myddelton receiver of the rents and revenues of the Crown in the counties of Anglesea, Carnavon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Flint, Montgomery and Cheshire, with like powers and emoluments, &c., as granted on the 17th Dec, 1714, to Humphry, now Sir Humphry Howorth, bart., and as now executed and enjoyed by Edward Burton of St. Margaret's, Westminster, gentleman, thereto appointed by Sir Robert Walpole, 1732, Sept. 15, until further direction should be taken in that behalf.King's Warrant XXXIII. p. 232.
April 3Treasury commission. David Ogilvie, surveyor of houses, London, &c., loco William Henn, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Treasury warrant. William Henn, coastwaiter, Portsmouth port, loco David Ogilvie; John Trew. junr., chief boatman at Chichester, loco Samuel Lee, deceased; John Darby, riding officer at Lydd, Rye port, loco John Hilditch, resigned; William Farley, junior, tidesman and boatman at Harwich, loco Thomas Cooke, deceased; John Lewis, waiter and searcher at Carmarthen, Llanelly port, loco Thomas Newsham, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 348.
April 3Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy for letters patent to pass the Seal of the Exchequer Court, for constituting Lionel Cranfield, Duke of Dorset, to the office or offices of head steward, bailiff, woodward and keeper of His Majesty's honour and manor of Otford, Kent, during pleasure. at the ancient fee of 18l. 5s. 0d., with like powers, &c., as in the former grant to John, Earl of Leicester, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 174.
April 5Royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for a new commission of Excise and Revenue to pass, to contain Viscount Duncannon loco Henry Boyle: the new commissioners to be Edward Thompson, Edward Riggs, Samuel Gray, Viscount Boyne and Viscount Duncannon, as Commissioners of Excise; and Edward Thompson, Edward Riggs, John Viscount Galway, Samuel Gray, Viscount Boyne, William Glanville and Viscount Duncannon as Commissioners of Revenue: all with a salary of 1,000l. each.Irish Book IX. pp. 149–50.
April 6Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal to revoke the letters patent of 1 Geo. II., whereby Joseph Hinxman was appointed woodward of New Forest, and to appoint Joseph Hinxman his son to said office, with a salary or fee of 150l. per an. for himself, and 50l. per an. for a deputy, to be paid out of the wood sales in said forest.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 245.
April 7Letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, constituting Richard Tucker, surveyor, &c., of the quarries, piers, &c., in the Island of Portland, with the yearly salary of 500l. in place of Edward Tucker, appointed same by a constitution of 28 Feb., 10 Geo. II., and lately deceased.Ibid, pp. 275–6.
April 10Treasury warrants. Henry Saxby, one of the examiners of the out-port books, loco Charles Turner preferred to be customer or collector of Lynn Regis; John Beenland, boatman at Kingswear. Dartmouth port, loco John Croker resigned; Henry Collings, tidesman and boatman, ibid, loco John Dawson, superannuated.Customs Book XIV. p. 348.
April 12Same. Caleb Burton, surveyor, waiter, searcher and commander of the boat at Sandwich, loco John Crickett, superannuated; John Thompson, boatman at Helbre and Hoylake, Liverpool port, loco John Kirkes, deceased; William Langdown, tidesman and boatman at Torquay, Dartmouth port, loco John Cole, superannuated.Ibid.
May 1Treasury commission. Benjamin Grainger, junr., surveyor of houses, co. Derby, loco Benjamin Grainger, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 1.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a bill to pass the Great Seal, to appoint Thomas Lord Lovel and Sir John Eyles, bart., Postmaster General, the latter in the place of Edward Carteret, deceased.King's Warrant XXXIII. p. 263.
Entry of Treasury approval of the nomination of George Frazer as deputy to William Williams, Auditor of the Revenues of the Excise, Scotland.
Prefixing:—Said Williams memorial to the Treasury for said approval.
North Britain Book XII. p. 383.
May 1Treasury warrant. Edward Whitehead, tidesman at Deal, loco Thomas Glover, deceased; John Warner, landwaiter on the superior list, London port, loco John Baldy, superseded; Thomas Peirce to succeed Warner in the inferior list; Richard Stockton and Thomas Simner, boatmen at Liverpool, locis Robert Morris and John Brown, superannuated.Customs Book XIV. p. 349.
May 7Same. David Mallins, land carriage man, London port, loco Joseph Hooper, deceased.Ibid.
May 8Treasury Commission. John Day, surveyor of houses, co. Bedford loco John Bardolph, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
May 15Treasury warrant. Nicholas Marshal, waiter and searcher at Marazion, Penzance port, to be riding officer from Chapel Angather to St. Ives, Padstow port, loco Nicholas Taylor to be superseded; John Teage, to succeed Marshal, as waiter and searcher at Marazion.Customs Book XIV. p. 349.
Same. Leonard Saunderson, tidesman and boatman at Hull, loco Robert Woodhouse, superannuated; George Watts, tidesman, in the inferior list, London port, loco Vincent Bassack, deceased; Nathaniel Coates, tidesman and porter at Whitehaven, loco Jeremy Smith, superannuated; William Kent, tidesman and boatman, Padstow, loco John Ivey, superannuated.Ibid, p. 352.
Same for royal letters patents to constitute William Gill and Francis Herbert, esq. to the office of Comptroller of Customs of Chester port, and of all the ports, creeks and places thereto belonging, locis William Nichols (lately deceased) and said William Gill.ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. Simon Patrick to be Solicitor of the Customs, Scotland (“agent and solicitor in all matters relating to His Majesty's said revenue under your management wherein you shall have occasion to make use of an agent”), all loco John Parker, and with a salary of 300l. per an. for himself and clerks in lieu of all salaries formerly payable for said office on the establishment of the Customs or out of incidents. p. 384.North Britain Book XII. p. 384.
Treasury letters patent. William Luke, appointed the officer in the Exchequer to control all payments for annuities, principal, interest and other payments become due and payable on the several respective lotteries following, viz., lottery for 1710, lottery for 1713, lottery for 1714, and the second lottery for 1719; all loco George Williams, constituted Comptroller of same by a Treasury instrument of date 1735, Sept. 27: all with the salary of 100l. per an., payable by the Paymaster of said lotteries.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 195–6.
May 16Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Thomas Lord Lovell and Sir John Eyles to be Postmaster General, locis Thomas Lord Lovell and Edward Carteret appointed same by letters patent of 30 June, 7 Geo. II., said Edward Carteret being since deceased.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 335–8
May 17Treasury warrant. Hugh Smith, a tidesman on the superior list, London port, loco Thomas Lench, preferred; George Easton, to succeed Smith in the inferior list; Thomas Lench, deputy to Thomas Yorke, one of the King's waiters, London port, loco Thomas Stuart, preferred to be a land waiter there, (Jonas Evett who was named to that office by Treasury warrant of 1738, November 1, not having appeared to take same upon him); Joshua Tucker to be similarly deputy to Nicholas Mann, loco Posthumus Backford, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 353.
May 17Treasury Warrant for royal letters patent to constitute Edward Gostwyck, Comptroller of Customs, Boston port, and all the ports, places and creeks thereto belonging, loco Daniel Leckie, with all wages, fees, perquisites, advantages, &c. as held by said Leckie, or any other persons exercising said office.Customs Book XIV. p. 353.
May 18Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal, constituting Edward Weston and Andrew Stone, collector and transmitter of all treaties, instructions, memorials, letter books, and other papers in any offices of the principal Secretaries of State, loco George Tilson, lately deceased: with the fee of 400l. per an.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 294.
May 22Treasury warrant. Edward Tizard, collector and deputy customer of Weymouth, loco William Stammers, superseded.Customs Book XIV, p. 354.
May 23Same. Richard Bursey, waiter, searcher and preventive officer, at Keyhaven, Southampton port, loco John Hughes, deceased.Ibid.
May 31Same. John Phippard, commander of the vessel for the lodgement of the officers appointed to guard the mouth of Poole Harbour, loco George Nicholson, deceased; William Eshley, boatman at Scarborough. loco Francis Ross, dismissed; John Soames, tidesman and boatman at Lynn, loco Bernard Burrell, deceased.Ibid.
June 1Same. Alexander Ross, a tidesman at Ayr, loco Robert Lindsay, deceased, at 15l. per an.; William Alvis, a land carriage waiter at Edinburgh, loco Andrew George, deceased, at 20l. per an.; John Govan, watchman of the salt duty at Alloa, loco William Inglis, resigned, at 15l. per an; John Seaton. a salt officer at Prestonpans, loco Robert Guy, deceased, at 25l. per an.; James McGuffog, a tidesman at Wigtown, loco John Smith preferred, at 15l. per an.; Lauchlane King, a watchman of the salt duty at Prestonpans. loco Thomas Lightbody, deceased, at 15l. per an.; William Cowan, collector of customs at Fort William, loco John McNeil, resigned, at 40l. per an.; James Gellie, land surveyor at Aberdeen, loco John Moir, deceased, at 35l. per an.; David Anderson, boatman at Leith, loco James Muir, resigned, at 20l. per an.; Alexander Fraser, an officer of the salt duty at Prestonpans, loco John McFun, and said John McFun to succeed said Fraser as landwaiter and searcher at Borrowstounness at 25l. per an. each; James Tennent, landwaiter and searcher at Port Glasgow, loco Samuel Pleydell, preferred, at 60l. per an.; John Forbes land carriage waiter, Edinburgh, loco Alexander Forbes, at 20l. per an.North Britain Book XII. p. 385.
June 5Same. George Lisle, landwaiter at Newcastle, loco Thomas Watson, deceased; Matthew Yates, waterman, London port, loco Robert Hodges deceased; Philip Couch, tidesman and boatman, Plymouth, loco Samuel Champion, superseded.Customs Book XIV. p. 354.
Same. Thomas Evans of Denbigh, distributor of stamps, co. Denbigh, loco John Mydleton, removed.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 118.
June 6Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal, for the appointment of William de Grey to the office of Controller of the First Fruits and Tenths, with the yearly fee or salary of 150l.: all in place of Thomas de Grey, appointed same by letters patent of 1733, August, whose letters patent are hereby revoked.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 303–4.
June 7J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners. George Leycester to be instructed at the waterside, London port, as a landwaiter there.Customs Book XIV. p. 356.
June 13Treasury warrant. John Treweck, boatman at Scilly in Penzance port, loco Methusalem Treweek, superannuated.Ibid, p. 354.
June 14Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, granting to Henry Lewis the office of the Clerk of the bills of the Customs of and for all goods and merchandise to be imported into and exported out of the Kingdom of England and dominion of Wales; to hold for the term of 31 years from and after the expiration of the term of 31 years herein formerly granted to Thomas Lewis, by letters patent of King George I., said term so granted by George I. being itself to be reckoned from and after the expiry of a term of 31 years herein formerly granted by letters patent of 27 Charles II. granted to Sir Andrew King, by said King Charles II.; all on the annual rent payable to the King of 6l. 13s. 4d.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 306–7.
Treasury warrant. John Cooper, riding officer at Bexhill, Rye port, loco William Cooper, superannuated; Jos. Simpson, same at Pett, in same port, loco John Miles, superannuated; Thomas Miles same, at East Dean, Newhaven port, loco Ste. Simpson, superannuated; Thomas Harris, waiter and searcher at Barnstaple, loco Chr. Kelliow, deceased; Samuel Smith, surveyor, waiter and searcher at Bridgwater, loco Anthony Taylor, deceased; Jerom Dring, same, York, in the port of Hull, loco Jonas Thompson, superseded; John Addison, boatman, at Helbre and Hoylake, Liverpool port, loco Jos. Thompson, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 354.
June 19Same. Joseph Bond, waterman, London port, loco Benj. Graves, deceased; James Rogers, tidesman and boatman at Wisbech, loco Simon Loake, superannuated; George Milward, waiter and searcher at Heacham, Lynn port, loco Christopher Burgesse, preferred.Ibid, pp. 354–5.
Same. Richard Porter, landwaiter at Yarmouth, loco John Pearson. deceased; Robert Smith, tide surveyor, ibid, loco said Porter; Robert St. John Wright, riding surveyor at Beaumaris, loco Francis Morewood, deceased; Robert Stevens, landwaiter, at Plymouth, loco Harry Hill, deceased; John Wynn, riding officer at Corton, Yarmouth port, loco Richard Hobbins, deceased.Ibid, p. 355.
June 25Commission in the form of letters patent by writ of Privy Seal, appointing Robert Byng, Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent, Tobago, and the rest of the Caribbee Islands, with instructions as to the government of same.King's Warrant Book XXXXIII. pp. 314–8.
June 26Treasury warrant. Edward Sone, riding officer at Chichester and Emsworth, in the port of Chichester, loco John Hodgson, deceased; James Glover, tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco James Garvay, deceased.Customs Book XIV p. 355.
July 3Entry of Treasury approval of and administration of oath to John Parker as first clerk in the office of George, Earl of Macclesfield, one of the four Tellers in the Receipt.
Prefixing:—Presentation of said Parker to the Treasury by said Earl for said office.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 218.
July 3Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners for them to issue their deputation to Arthur Kempe to be tide surveyor at Falmouth, loco Simon Kempe to be superannuated.Customs Book XIV. p. 377.
Same, for royal letters patent to constitute John Sealy, junior, Comptroller of Customs, Bridgwater, port loco James Melliar, junior, lately deceased.Ibid, p. 371.
Treasury warrant. Thomas Lakerman, boatman at Plymouth, loco John Putt, superannuated; Freebody Dray, riding officer at Romney, Dover port, loco John Dray, superannuated.Ibid, p. 355.
July 5Royal letters patent, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury. George Gould, surveyor of lands in North Carolina (“Surveyor General for the admeasuring, surveying and setting out lands in the province of North Carolina,”) loco Thomas Wardroper, some time since deceased.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 325–6.
July 6Treasury warrant. Thomas Pierce, landwaiter on the inferior list, London port, transferred to the superior list, loco George Gould, preferred; William Bagnall to succeed Pierce in the inferior list.Customs Book XIV. p. 376.
July 31Same. Edward Russell, a landwaiter at Falmouth, loco John Clark, deceased; Samuel Bawden, waiter and searcher at Looe, loco Jos. Toms, deceased; Barker Russell, tidesman and boatman, Weymouth, loco Ralph Carter, deceased.Ibid, p. 376.
Aug 7Same. James Sterling, a salt officer at Prestonpans, loco Hugh Hay. deceased, at 25l. per an.; James Smitton, a watchman of the salt duty at Alloa, loco James Harwood, resigned, at 15l. per an.; David Randie, a tidesman at Inverness, loco William Cowan, preferred, at 18l. per. an.; David Stephen, a tidesman at Ayr, to be same at Perth, loco William Murray, dismissed, at 18l. per an.; Robert Hamilton to succeed said Stephen at Ayr at 15l. per an.; Robert Campbell, a watchman of the salt duty at Ayr, loco Alexander Ross preferred; William Alves, a salt officer at Kirkcaldy, loco Robert Veitch, deceased, at 25l. per an; Alexander Reid, tide surveyor at Aberdeen, loco James Gelley, preferred, at 35l. per an.; John Orrock, landwaiter and searcher at Dundee, loco James Tennent, preferred, at 25l. per. an.; Archibald Ore, tidesman at Fort William, loco John Crawford, resigned, at 12l. per an.; Robert Dickson. tidesman at Port Glasgow, loco James McBrayer, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; Robert Robertson, boatman at Queensferry, loco Alexander Guliland, dismissed, at 15l. per an.; John Ker, watchman of the salt duty at Kirkcaldy, loco George Carfrae, deceased, at 15l. per an.; Robert Neilson, boatman at Queensferry, loco Robert Borthwick, deceased, at 15l. per an.; Gilbert Moir, a surveyor of the land-carriage waiters at Edinburgh, loco John Sloss, deceased, at 30l. per an.; Alexander Morison, a tidesman at Port Glasgow, loco Anthony Murray, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; Gilbert Porterfield, one of the riding officers under William Hamilton, Surveyor General of the riding officers for preventing the importation of cattle and victuals from Ireland into North Britain.North Britain Book XII p. 423.
Treasury commissions. Thomas Parr, et al. detailed, to be Receivers General of Land Tax, 1739, for Bucks and other counties detailed respectively.Affairs of Taxes, IV. pp. 264–5
Aug. 7Treasury warrant. George Collingwood, boatman, Newcastle port, loco Robert Aire, deceased; Benjamin Symson, waiter and searcher at Pile of Fowdray, Lancaster port, and Thomas Strickland, tidesman, Newhaven port, to exchange places on the Customs Commissioners' memorial of 1739, May 26.Customs Book XIV. p. 376.
Same for royal letters patent. Horatio Townshend, one of the sons of Charles Viscount Townshend, deceased, to be one of the Customers at Newcastle-on-Tyne, loco Henry Bacon.Ibid, p. 377.
Aug. 9Treasury warrant to the Stamp Commissioners recommending Luke Allen as Chamber Keeper to said Commissioners, loco John Dovey, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 232.
Treasury Commissions. Thomas Hunt, et al. detailed, to be Receivers General of land tax, 1739, for the city of Coventry and for other counties and places detailed, respectively.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 265–6.
Aug. 14Same. George Osmond, of Tiverton, Devon, et al. detailed, to be Receivers General of land tax, 1739, for part of Devon and for other counties and places detailed, respectively.Ibid, p, 266.
Aug. 21Same. Edward Lowbridge, of the city of Worcester, Receiver General of the duties on houses, co. Worcester and city of Worcester; John Simpson, junr., of the borough of Leicester, same, for co. Leicester.Ibid p. 236.
Same. Edward Lowbridge to be Receiver General of land tax for the county and city of Worcester for 1739.Ibid p. 266.
Aug. 30Same. William Mitford, of Petworth, co. Sussex, to be Receiver General, 1739, for co. Sussex.Ibid.
Sept. 4Treasury warrant. Edward Le Neve, deputed searcher in the port of London, loco John Savory, superseded; Henry Williams, weighing porter at Bristol, loco Thomas Perkins, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 379.
Sept. 12Treasury Commissions. William Carter, of Sudbury, co. Suffolk, et al. detailed, to be Receivers General for 1739, for part of Suffolk and for other counties and places, detailed, respectively.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 266.
Sept. 18Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, to constitute John Ellys. keeper of the lions in the Tower, loco John Martin, lately deceased.
In margin:—“This warrant not proceeded on.”
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 374.
Sept. 25Treasury order for royal letters patent to constitute Robert Hammond, one of the King's waiters, London port, loco Charles Keene, deceased; same, for constituting Julius Caesar, searcher of Customs, in Lynn Regis port, loco said Charles Keene, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 384.
Treasury warrant. George Leycester, landwaiter, London port, loco Edward Williams, superseded; Isaac Bird, tide surveyor, Weymouth port, loco Edward Tizard, deceased; Ezekiel Jayne, tidesman, in the inferior list, Bristol, loco George Stephens, deceased.Ibid, p. 379.
Oct 4Same. James Rawlins, tidesman, superior list, London port, loco Robert Weller, deceased.Ibid, p. 384.
Oct. 16Royal sign manual for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain to constitute John Ellys keeper of the lions, lionesses and leopards in the Tower, loco John Martin, gent, deceased, with the fee of 7s. 6d. per day.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 383.
Treasury warrant. Andrew Tucker, landwaiter at Lyme Regis, loco Robert Carswell, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 399.
Same. Richard Lockhart, preferred from the inferior to the superior list of tidesmen, London port, loco Richard Simmons, deceased; Simon Money to succeed Lockhart in the inferior list.Ibid, p. 384.
Oct. 23Same to the Collector inwards of the port of London and the rest of the Customs officers concerned. John Keene approved as deputy to Robert Hamond, one of the king's waiters, London port.
Prefixing:—Hamond's memorial, proposing Keene as his deputy.
Ibid, p. 397.
Same to the Customs Commissioners approving Newton Blower to be a tidesman and boatman in Colchester port, loco John Waters, dismissed, at the established salary of 20l. per an.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' presentment of said Blower to the Treasury.
ibid.
Same. John Fox, tidesman at Bridlington, loco Andrew Scar, deceased; Thomas Woode, boatman, Hull, loco John Vaughan, deceased.Ibid.
Oct. 25Same. George Moore, tidesman at Newcastle, loco Edmond May, deceased; William Hearle, same in the inferior list, London port, loco Nicholas Durant, dismissed.ibid.
Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John Ellys, keeper of the lions, lionesses and leopards in the Tower.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 388.
Royal Commission to John Arscott to be Commissary General of Marine Regiments.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 30.
Nov. 5Same, by the King. Martin Wright, one of the Sergeants at law, to be one of the Barons of the Exchequer.Ibid, XXXIII. pp. 408–9.
Nov. 6Treasury warrant. James Raffiat, waiter and searcher at Polruan, Fowey port, loco Samuel Bisset, superannuated; Thomas Baker, boatman at Comwich, Bridgwater port, loco John Keene. deceased; Joseph Pucky, tidesman and boatman, Plymouth, loco Henry Lawrence, superannuated; John Waddon, Surveyor of Customs at Plymouth to be collector there, loco William Rogers, deceased; Greenhill Darricot to be surveyor ibid, loco said Waddon.Customs Book XIV. p. 397.
Treasury letters patent. John Adderley to be doorkeeper to attend on the Commissioners of Appeals in the cases of Excise, loco George Worthy.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 246.
Nov. 8Treasury warrant. John Wrightington, boatman, in Lynn port, loco Joseph Baily, superannuated.Customs Book XIV. p. 399.
Nov. 13Same. George Ford, surveyor, waiter and searcher, at Chepstow, loco James Gabriel, deceased.ibid.
Nov. 20Same. Francis Andrews, tidesman and boatman, Poole port, loco Joseph Moores, deceased.Ibid.
Nov. 22Treasury Warrant to the Stamp Commissioners. John Haddy and William Williams, to be distributor of Stamps at Exeter, loco Ethelred Davy, deceased.
Prefixing:—Presentation to the Treasury by said Commissioners of said Haddy for the post.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 249.
Same to same. John Lanham, junior, to be distributor of Stamps at Brentwood, Essex, loco — Rhett: the situation of the Receiver being removed to the town of Ongar, in that county.Ibid.
Same. St. Alban Roy, waiter and searcher at Christchurch, Southampton port, loco John Hancock, deceased; John Jefferie, weighing porter, to be landwaiter at Exeter, loco John Forse, deceased; John Bennet to succeed Jefferie, as weighing porter, and to assist as waiter.Customs Book XIV. p. 399.
Nov. 27Same, Robert Pennington, tidesman at Pill, Bristol port, loco Francis Workman, deceased.Ibid.
Dec. 3Same, Robert Hope, tidesman on the inferior list, London port, loco Nicholas Wood, drowned.Ibid.
Dec. 4Royal letters patent. Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Keeper of Hyde Park loco William Earl of Essex, with powers and profits detailed.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 450.
Dec. 6Treasury warrant to the Stamp Commissioners. Jonas Evett to be a stamper in the Stamp Office loco Thomas Hook, deceased.Warrants not relating Money XXVI. p. 257.
Dec. 8Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Charles Hanbury Williams, Paymaster of the Marine Regiments.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 409–10.
Dec. 10Treasury warrant. John Ellary, tidesman in London port, loco William Cookes, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 399.
Dec. 11Same. Joseph Soady, tidesman and boatman at Looe, loco Edward Fox, deceased.Ibid.
Treasury letters patent. William Jones, Conservator and Supervisor of Dean Forest, loco Christopher Bond, deceased: with the usual salary of 100l.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 258–9.
Dec. 20Treasury warrant. John Croker, waiter and searcher, Dartmouth port, loco Peter Elliot, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 399.
Treasury Commission. John Alleyne, Surveyor of Houses, Leicestershire, loco Thos Pochin, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.