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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1740, January-March', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 291-306. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91944 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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TABLE I.
Warrants, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports, and Entries of minor importance.
1739–40.
Date.Description of Document or entry.Substance of Document or Entry.Reference.
Jan. 2J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.With instructions concerning the cocoa nuts on board the “St. Joseph.”Letter Book XIX. p. 523.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To permit the excise officers to take account of cocoa nuts in the “St. Joseph” prize, as by the Excise Commissioners' memorial of the 27th ult.Customs Book XIV. p. 404.
Jan. 3Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To distribute and apply the 1739 Xmas quarter s income of the General Fund.
Prefixing;—Statement of liability and income of said Fund for said quarter.
Money Book XL. pp. 133–4.
Same to same -For same of same of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 134b, 135.
Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Eyre, First Secondary in the Treasurer s Remembrancer's Office.Concerning two lost bonds delivered to him by the Solicitor of the Customs for process thereupon against Elias Dupny et al. and John Wright et al.Reference Book X. p. 143.
Jan. 4Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Woods.To fell trees in Dean Forest to provide 150l. for the repair of Coleford chapel there.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 413.
J. Scrope to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.Forwarding Captain George Johnston's memorial for free importation into Ireland of 900 dummy hides to be manufactured into accoutrements for the men lately added to the regiments of foot, Ireland.Irish Book IX. p. 166.
Jan. 5Royal warrant countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland.Authorising the repairs wanting to the fortifications at Limerick, as estimated by Lewis Marcell, Third Engineer. Ireland, at 2,446l. 12s.d.Ibid.
[Before
Jan. 7]
Petition to the Treasury from Col. Gabl. Duquesne, formerly in the Horse Guards, and Governor of Port Royal in Jamaica.Concerning his case, having been unable to get confirmation of a pension of 500l. per an. intended for him by George I., and being actually in a starving condition.
Endorsed:—“Read 7 Jan., 1739–40. nothing can be done in this, the bounty list being full.” 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 4.
Jan. 7Treasury warrant to Lord Lovel and Sir John Eyles, Postmasters General.To contract with Henry Neale or other proper person for the maintenance of 2 packet boats at an allowance not exceeding 630l. each to ply between Port Mahon and Marseilles.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Postmasters concerning same.
Appending estimate of the charge of the above.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 261.
Same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to Alured Popple, Governor of Bermuda, of furniture detailed for His Majesty's chapel there: to an estimate of 160l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 133.
Same for same of same from same to same.For the usual allowance of clothes to William Barrow, one of the children of the Chapel Royal, whose voice has changed: to an estimate of 10l.Ibid, p. 134.
Jan. 8Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of several messuages in Shugg Lane, St. James's, of which Bartholomew Wimberley prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Surveyor on Wimberley's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 288–9.
Jan. 10Petition to the Treasury from Robert Maberly.For extension of lease of 4 houses in Newton Street, and others there and in High Holborn.Ibid, p. 289.
Same to same from Dr. Edmond Martin.For a lease of a small piece of ground adjoining his house on the Castle Hill in Windsor.Ibid.
[? Jan. 11]Entry in abstract of royal warrants.Sanctioning the establishment detailed for 6 regiments of marines to be commanded by Cols. Edward Wolfe, William Robinson, Ant. Lowther, John Winyard, Cha. Douglas, Louis Ducie Morton: and of warrants for regulation of subsistence, and for deductions of 12d. per £, 1 day per year, and 2 men per company.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 431.
Jan. 11Petition to the Treasury from James Rogers.Concerning his father's suretyship for Nathaniel Molyneux, formerly Receiver General for Lancashire.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 258.
Same to same from the Provost, &c., of the burgh of Aberbrothock.For a grant of the orchyard within the precincts of the Abbey of Aberbrothock (formerly belonging to the Bishopric of Brechin) for the support of the minister of said parish.North Britain Book XII. p. 465.
Jan. 13Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells and all other the officers of said Receipt concerned.To take in at the Receipt 200,000l. in loans on land tax 1740, to be registered first in course.Money Book XL. p. 122.
Jan. 15Same to William Loundes, one of the Auditors of Land Revenues of the Crown.To allow to Benjamin Derbie, late Receiver General for Dorset, 1,276l. 7s. 4d., as extraordinary allowance upon his account of land tax and house duties for said county, 1715–37.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners on said Derbies petition.
Appending:—Said Derbie's affidavit as to his expenses.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 268.
Jan. 17J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To permit goods as per an inventory prefixed in detail, salved at Margate and Broadstairs out of the “Adventure” (“Adventurer”) of Amsterdam, James Feddes, master, bound for Cadiz, and stranded on Goodwin Sands, to be re-shipped for Cadiz.Customs Book XIV. p. 406.
Jan. 18Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe.For liveries, described, for the Serjeant Trumpeter, 16 Trumpeters and 4 Kettle Drummers of the Horse Guards: at an estimate of 1,575l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 77.
Same for same of same to same.For same for the under gamekeepers at Newmarket: at an estimate of 75l.Ibid, p. 86.
Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Bold, Keeper of Newgate Gaol, London.Concerning the escape from said gaol of Richard Johnson, alias Nash, and Thomas Brett, smugglers.Reference Book X. p. 144.
Jan. 19The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Treasury, dated from Dublin Castle.Forwarding (a) infra.pages - -
Appending:—(a) Copy of a report of the Board of General Officers, Ireland, on the petition of Dr. Upton Peacock, Physician General to the Army, Ireland, for an additional salary of 10s. per diem. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 6.
Jan. 22Same to same dated from same.For the issue of 500l. out of the estate of Henry Barry, late Lord Santry, attainted of treason, to pay said Barry's debts.
Endorsed:—“Recd. 30 Jan.” 1 page.
Ibid, No. 7.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Sir George Wynne of mines of copper, lead, and coal, and all other mines soever late in the tenure of Thomas Carter and William Carter, in the Lordship or Manor of Denbigh, co. Denbigh.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises and ratal of same by T. Walker, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 284–7.
Jan. 23Royal sign manual for a charter of grant to David Maxwell, second son to Col. William Maxwell, of Cardoness.Of the lands of Craignell, Darncrow, Drumquhar and Brockloch within the parish of Minnigaff, and stewarty of Kirkcudbright, with other lands and houses detailed at length.North Britain Book XII. pp. 471–80.
Representation to the Treasury from the Board of Works.Concerning the bad condition of the tower at the entrance to the Court of Kensington Palace. “The clock therein so old and decayed that … it cannot be repaired.” 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 8.
Jan. 24Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer or his deputy.For stay of process against the Executors of Gerard Croker, late Receiver General for land tax and house duties co.Oxford.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 249.
Jan. 25Same to sameTo take the securities of Richard Wollaston as Receiver General for co. Salop for 1739.Ibid, p. 264.
Jan. 26The Commissioners of Victualling to Arthur Onslow, Treasurer of the Navy.For 17,300l. for bills payable in their office for one month's course due 1739, August 31 last, and for 3,000l. for necessary money and short beer money to the pursers and contingencies. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 9.
Jan. 27Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to Lord Abergavenny.For two staffs, one with a gold head and one with silver, with His Majesty's Arms, for the officers of His Majesty's Battle Axe Guards, Dublin: to an estimate of 60l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 134.
Jan. 31The Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.Enclosing (a.) 1 page - - -
Appending:—(a) Mr. Hall's bill for hiring a boat and crew to attend the Princess of Orange from Dover to Calais, and for several voyages to Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk on several occasions by the Duke of Newcastle's orders. 1733–40. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 11.
Feb. 1Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Hartwell.For a lease of a house in Fleet Street, formerly given to superstitious uses, and of which he has made a discovery.Crown Lease Book V. p. 290.
Same to same from John Harris.For extension of lease of a messuage, &c., on the south side of Pall Mall.Ibid.
Feb. 2Christopher Tilson to the Auditor of the Receipt.For preparation of the copper plates for printing off the Exchequer bills on land tax, 1740.Letter Book XIX. p. 524.
Ric. Tucker to John Scrope, dated Weymouth.Concerning the damage done to His Majesty's pier at Portland during the storm of 1739, Dec. 29–31, and the bill for repairs thereof.
Minuted in substance as under date 1739–40, Feb. 28, supra p. 224. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 12.
Feb. 3Copy of a letter from Captain T. Cooper to Sir Charles Wager, dated on board the “Chester,” Portsmouth.Reporting the statements by some of the Spanish officers taken on the “St. Joseph” as to quantities of money being concealed in the linings of the ship's side.
Endorsed:—1740,April 15. “read.” 1page.
Ibid, No. 13.
Feb. 4Memorial to the Treasury from Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.For the payment (by debentures on the Receivers of the land revenues of the Crown) of the surplusage on his account of imprests for works in Richmond New Park, Hyde Park, and Bushey Park. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 14.
Feb. 5J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.For their collector at Newcastle to furnish subsistence money to Colonel Lowther's regiment of marines.Letter Book XIX. p. 525.
Feb. 6Memorial to the Treasury from Lord Lovel and Sir John Eyles, Postmasters General.Concerning the anxiety of the London Portugal merchants concerning the state of the packet boats to and from Lisbon. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 15.
Petition to the same from James Blair, merchant in Edinburgh, et al. creditors of John Duff of Culbin.Concerning said Duff's security for William McKay. junr., and Co., merchants in Inverness, for 3,758l. to His Majesty for tobacco bonds.North Britain Book XII. p. 482.
Same to same from the inhabitants of Blakeney, Bidsloe, Hagloe, and Etloe, tythings in the parish of Awre in Dean Forest, Gloucester.Praying 250l. as a treasury grant (out of wood sales in said forest) towards the repair of Blakeney chapel, a chapel of ease to Awre parish.Reference Book X. p. 143.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council made at Whitehall, the 4th instant.For the removal of the embargo from a ship to be provided to carry to France the widow of the late Count de Cambis, Ambassador from France: same being on a memorial to the Duke of Newcastle from Mons. de Vismes, secretary to said late Count.Customs Book XIV. p. 410.
J. Scrope to said Commissioners.Specifying the sloop “Jemima” now in the Thames, as intended to carry said Countess de Cambys to Calais.Ibid.
Feb. 7Petition to the Treasury from William Deer.Concerning his bond for Philip Sheehan for his appearance at Poole assizes.Reference Book X. p. 144.
A note of Thomas Mann's bills of disbursements in connexion with the furnishing of the New Treasury Office. 1 page.Appending:—(a) Robert Sapp,upholsterer's bill for Secretary Fox's room. 2pages.
(b) Thomas Mann's bill. 1 page.
(c) Hen. Nickless, the bucketmaker's bill. 1 page.
(d) Edward Hodge, the blacksmith's bill. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 16.
Feb. 11Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Forwarding (a) infra. 1 page - -
Appending:—(a) The Customs Officers, Portsmouth, to the Customs Commisioners, London, dated Feb. 9, concerning the embargo and the conduct of Admiral Balchen, commanding the squadron in said port, and Col. Cotterel, commander of the garrison there.
Endorsed:—That part of this letter which relates to the commanding officer of the garrison to be sent to the Secretary at War. 3 pages.
Ibid, No. 17.
Feb. 11(a) (b) Two affidavits by Thomas Bold, keeper of Newgate Gaol, and John Nicholls and Richard Akerman, deputies to said Bold.Concerning the recent escape from said prison of Richard Johnson, alias Nash, and Thomas Brett. 1 and 1½ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 18.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a state of the National Debt, provided and unprovided, as it stood, 1738, Dec. 31, and 1739, Dec. 31, and of the produce, &c., of the Sinking Fund.Letter Book XIX. p. 525.
Petition to the Treasury from Isaac Lacam.For extension of lease of a messuage. &c. on the south side of Pall Mall, purchased from Sir John Jacob, Bart.Crown Lease Book p. 290.
Feb. 12Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer or his deputy.For stay of process against the executors and sureties of Thomas Sterling, late Receiver General for part of Suffolk.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 269.
Same to same - -For same of same against John Sparrowe, late same for part of Suffolk.Ibid.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners.Approving the printed table (the same as that of last year) of the prices of stamped paper and parchment for the year 1740.
Prefixing: — Representation to the Treasury from said Commissioners submitting said table.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 279.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To discharge the prosecution against Thomas Chitty for importing spice from Holland (the body of the licence and the endorsement not having agreed).
Appending:—Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, dated 1739, Dec. 8, on said Chitty s petition.
Customs Book XIV. pp. 411–12.
Same to same, to obey an Order in Council, prefixed, made at Whitehall the 11th instant.For the removal of the embargo from the “Bedford,” now at Spithead. same being on the petition of the Directors of the United East India Company, the ship being laden with stores and provisions for the supply of their island, St. Helena, and for their returning ships from India.Ibid, p. 413.
Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.To exempt from the 4s. per £ tax Ireland, George Dodington as Clerk of the Pells, and also Clerk of the Treasury of the Exchequer, Ireland; Richard Edgcumbe and Viscount Torrington as Vice-Treasurers, ibid.; and Henry Viscount Palmerston as Remembrancer of the Exchequer, ibid.Irish Book IX. p. 170.
The Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland.Transmitting for his opinion thereon Patrick Daroy's petition for a grant of all such gold and silver ore as shall be digged in the counties of Galway and Mayo for 31 years, reserving a tenth thereof to the Crown.Ibid, p. 171.
Feb. 12J. Burchett to John Scrope, dated Admiralty Office.Concerning the transhipment at Portsmouth of French brandy for ‘a particular’ [Lord Cathcart's] expedition. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) The Commissioners of Victualling to Josiah Burchett, dated Victualling Office, 1739–40. Feb. 8, as to same. 1½ pages.
(b) Copy of a letter to said Burchett from Chas. Carkesse, of date 1728, July 12, concerning a Treasury permit in a similar case. ½ page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 19.
Feb. 13Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Devenish.For payment by the Sheriff of Middlesex of 39l. 3s. 0d., levied by said Sheriff on Archibald Scott, petitioner's debtor.Reference Book X. p. 145.
Same to same from Ralph Thompson.For same by same of Kent of 50l., levied on Strode Hyde, his debtor.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of a piece of ground outside St. James's Park Wall, in St. Margaret's. Westminster, of which Matthew Martin prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Martin's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 291–2.
[Before
Feb. 14]
Memorial to the Treasury from Col. Thomas de Veil.For consideration for his extraordinary services in trying, &c., at the Old Bailey, felons from Middlesex, Westminster and London.
Endorsed:—1739–40, Feb. 13. “100l by Mr. Lowther.” 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 23.
Feb. 14Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet attending, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury.For a privy seal to authorise the Treasury to issue commissions to the Receivers General of the respective counties.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 275.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of land revenues of the Crown in co. Southhampton.To allow in the accounts of Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods, 544l. 3s. 8d. for building lodges in Bere Forest, being 82l. 10s. 0d. above the estimate.
Prefixing and appending:—Said Whitworth's memorial to the Treasury.
Money Book XL. pp. 138–9.
Same to the Excise Commissioners.To conditionally release John Garment, tallow chandler, from Newgate.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on said Garment's petition.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 280.
J. Burchett to J. Scrope, dated Admiralty Office.Forwarding (a) infra. The previous enclosure in his letter of the 12th instant, having been incorrectly sent. 1 page.
Appending
:—(a) The Commissioners of Victualling [to J. Burchett] concerning the transhipping of brandy at Portsmouth from the victualling hoys to the men of war now victualling for the secret expedition. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 25.
Feb. 14Petition to the Treasury from Ralph Wilson.For repayment of duty on coffee sunk in the “George and Elizabeth,” George Welborne, master, sunk in her passage up York river.Reference Book X. p. 145.
Feb. 15J. Scrope to the Taxes Commissioners.To attend the Treasury Tuesday next at 11 a.m.Letter Book XIX. p. 525.
Feb. 18Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revel's list detailed of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1739, Oct. 8 to Nov. 4.Ibid, p. 526.
Petition to the Treasury from Edward Harlee, coachmaker.For a lease of a piece of land near his stable yard in Newton Street.Crown Lease Book V. p. 290.
Feb. 19J. Scrope to Mr. PaxtonForwarding Rebecca Anderson's petition for possession of a fore-house and back-house near the Great Gate of the Savoy lately inhabited by Mary Hill. Petition to be put into effect, the Treasury having consented thereto.Letter Book XIX. p. 527.
Same to the Attorney GeneralConcerning the case of Lord Ossulston and Mr. Pearson.Ibid, p. 526.
Feb. 20Same to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.To fell 5 or 6 out of the total of 350 oaks, the full allowance for this year for the Navy, in New Forest, as by a demand, prefixed, from the Navy Commissioners of Feb. 19, six per cent being allowed for the loss of the bark, the trees being felled before the barking season.Ibid, pp. 526–7.
Feb. 21Petition to the Treasury from Matthew Woodford.For 828l. for victualling 360 men of the garrison of Placentia and Annapolis Royal and 29 men of the Office of Ordnance there, 1739, Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.Reference Book X. p. 145.
Feb. 25The Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.For 500l. per an. as salary, dating from 1739–40, Feb. 11, and for 100l. by way of advance to John Burnaby Parker, whom His Majesty has appointed to his service in Oporto in Portugal with orders to repair thither without loss of time.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 28.
Feb. 26Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the account of John Harris, Paymaster of the Works for 3 months to 1737, Dec. 31, notwithstanding same having exceeded by 9,595l. 0s.d. the pro rata part of the annual 14,400l. allowed for the expense of said office by the 26th article of the royal instructions of 1726, June 20.
Appending:—Said account as certified by said Benson.
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 458–60.
Same countersigned by same to Dudley Rider, Esq.For the sheriff of Middlesex to pay to Thomas Devenish 39l. 3s. 0d. levied on Archibald Scott, said Devenish's debtor.Ibid, p. 456.
Same countersigned by same.Adding to the establishment of the late Queen's servants as continued by the King, 1737, March 22, Robert Sutton, Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber, Maria Apolonia Meelbaum, Henry Foliambe, sundry pensions at Hanover increased, and Dorothy Phillips. In the case of the pensions to persons at Hanover the receipt from Henry William Lawman and the recipients to be a sufficient voucher to the Auditors of Imprests.Ibid, p. 457.
Feb. 27Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Bartholomew Wimberley in trust for Elizabeth Green of a parcel of messuages in Castle Street and Shug Lane. situate in the Round Rundles and Swallowfield, Westminster.
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. 292–5.
Same to sameFor same of a messuage in Hampton Court parish and manor to Charles Bodens.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the premises and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes, ratal &c., as above.
Ibid, pp. 302–4.
Same to same - -For same of a messuage called Dorney House, &c., at Weybridge, Surrey, to Gabriel Westbear.
Prefixing:—As above without the entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 305–8.
Same to same -For same of the house and backside called the Prison House in the manor of Ewelme and manor of Wallingford, co. Berks and Oxford, and of the warren of Ewelme, and of the site or mansion house of the manor of Ewelme and other premises to William Hucks.
Prefixing:—Two particulars in Latin and memoranda &c. as above, and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 309–17.
Same to same - -For same of Holy Island, co Northumberland to George Middleton.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin and memorandum &c. as above.
Ibid, pp. 296–9.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of a messuage and garden on the south side of Pall Mall, of which William Fortescue, Esq., a Justice of the Common Pleas, and Henry Cruwys are to have a lease in trust for Margaret Harris, wife of John Harris.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said John Harris's petition for same.
Ibid, pp. 300–1.
Feb. 28Petition to the Treasury from Winchombe Howard PackerFor extension of lease of 3 messuages on the east side of St. James's Street.Ibid, p. 290.
Same to same from John Tucker and Richard Tucker, sons and executors of Edward TuckerFor extension of lease of the manor of Portland, co. Dorset.Ibid.
Feb. 8Statement [enclosed probably in a memorial to the Treasury from the Bank of England].Of the unpaid 3 per cent premium due on the circulation of Exchequer bills to 1739–40 Jan. 24 (total 60,290l. 12s. 9d.) 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 30.
Petition to the Treasury from John Smith and Samuel Smith, deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court.For the usual allowance of 2s. per 1,000l. on 1,429,879l. 6s. 10½d. paid into the Exchequer by the Receiver General of Customs, 1737 'Xmas, to 1738 'Xmas.Reference Book X. p. 145.
Feb. 29Same to same from George Coade.To be appointed Receiver General for land tax 1739, for part of Devon; and proposing sureties.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 261.
March 5J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To pay without deduction the salary of Edward Williams, late a landwaiter, London port, during his absence.Customs Book XIV. p. 424.
Treasury order to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.To comply with a request of the Navy Commissioners (prefixed, of March 1) for the felling of trees in New Forest for His Majesty's service at Portsmouth.Letter Book XIX. p. 527.
Petition to the Treasury from Francis Whitworth. Surveyor General of Woods.For an allowance of 30l per an. to the person taking charge of bridges and causeways in New Forest, and 20l. per an. to the person taking same of the enclosures there, item that the payment to the deputy North Trent may be allowed on wood sales South Trent; item for an allowance of 105l. paid Mr. Harding for making and keeping in repair the road leading from Kingston Corner gate of Richmond Park to Bare Lane near Kingston.Reference Book X. p. 145.
Same to same representing the case of Thomas Hathaway, third son of Simon Hathaway.Concerning his claim to a small freehold under demise from his father, but disputed by his eldest brother Henry.Ibid, p. 146.
March 6Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Forwarding (a) infra. 1 page - -
Appending:—(a) The Customs Officers, Portsmouth, to the Customs Commissioners, London, dated March 5, informing them of the arrival at Spithead of the “St. Jacob,” Spanish prize laden chiefly with tobacco. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 33.
J. Scrope to the.Auditor of the Receipt.Transmitting an account of the deficiency at Michaelmas, 1739, of the duty on sweets, 10 Geo. II., to answer the interest or premio payable to the Bank on 500,000l. in Exchequer bills.Letter Book XIX. p. 528.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Transmitting Thomas Revels lists, appended, of men (total 3,427) victualled at Gibraltar, 1739, November 5 to December 2.Ibid.
March 7Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Revel.For 1,040l. 5s. 0d. for his victualling of Col. Oglethorpe's regiment in Georgia, 1739, Sept. 8, to date hereof.Reference Book X. p. 146.
March 10Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to comply with an Order in Council of the 25th ult., prefixed in full.For the release of Francis de Pumereco, a native of San Antonio. Spain, and late Master of the “St. Joseph” brig of San Antonio, now at Exeter under embargo.Customs Book XIV. p. 423.
Petition to the Treasury from William Sharpe.For extension of lease of messuages in Piccadilly. Ayr Street and Shugg Lane.Crown Lease Book V. p. 301.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars.Conveying a strong Treasury recommendation for William Davile to be appointed Surveyor of Hawkers and Pedlars, co. Durham.Letter Book XIX. p. 528.
March 11Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of a piece of ground on Castle Hill, Windsor, of which Dr. Edmond Martin prays a lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Martin's petition for same, and a report to said Surveyor from the officers of the Board of Works on same, together with a plan.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 318–9.
Same to same -For same of Saddock's farm, co. Bucks, of which Dr. Andrew Snape prays a new lease.
Prefixing:—Surveyor's report as above.
Ibid, pp. 319–20.
March 12Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and the other officers of the Receipt concerned.To take in at the Receipt 100,000l. in loans on land tax, 1740, to register after 200,000l. thereon.Money Book XL. p. 122.
Same to Dudley Rider, Esq., Attorney General.To non pros an information against the East India Company for thrown silk imported from China.
Prefixing:—Petition to the Treasury from said Company, signed by their secretary Christopher Mole.
Customs Book XIV. pp. 431–2.
March 13The Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to the Treasury, dated Custom House, Dublin.Concerning the case of a ship belonging to Cork from Bordeaux laden with wine, and the question of the applicability of the late passed act for the better supply of mariners &c., said act not mentioning the Kingdom of Ireland. Also concern- a Dutch East India ship driven into Lough Swilly.
Endorsed:—Recd. 20 March, 1739, read 1 April, 1740. [Referred] “to Attorney Gen. that part of this letter that relates to the act lately passed here for the better supply of mariners &c.” 1½ pages.
Appending:—(a) Letter from Roger Harrison, Customs Collector at Londonderry to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, dated Londonderry. 1739–40, March 9, concerning said Dutch ship, the “Cornelia,” from Enkuizen. 2pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 35.
March 14Chr. Tilson (in the absence of the Secretaries to the Treasury) to the Auditor of the Receipt.Transmitting an account of the deficiency at Michaelmas, 1739, of the duty on Victuallers, 12 Geo. I, to answer the interest or premium payable to the Bank on 500,000l. in Exchequer bills.Letter Book XIX. p. 529.
Petition to the Treasury from William Baines of York, gent.For consideration for his services to the revenue arising by licensing Hawkers and Pedlars.Reference Book X. p. 146.
March 17J. Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.Conveying His Majesty's consent to a new lease of the Feu and Teind duties payable by Sir John Ansthruther out of lands in the parish of Newburn.North Britain Book XII. p. 488.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and the other officers of the Receipt concerned.To take in at the Receipt 100,000l. in loans on land tax 1740, to register after 300,000l. thereon.Money Book XL. p. 122.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Forwarding the petition of Robert Tyas, a prisoner in Norfolk goal.Customs Book XIV. p. 432.
Same to [the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches and Chairs].Conveying the Treasury recommendation for Thos. Nuttall (Nuthall) to be their Register and Clerk, loco Henry Harris who quits.Letter Book XIX. p. 529.
March 18Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the account of the Great Wardrobe for the year ended 1737, Michaelmas, notwithstanding its exceeding the 13,000l. per an. limited for the expenditure of said office by the royal warrant of 1718, August 21.
Appending:—Statement of said account exhibited by the Duke of Montagu, and stated by said Benson (total expenditure 35,324l. 0s. 1d.)
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 480–1.
Petition to the Treasury from Catherine Lloyd.For an augmentation of her salary of 40l. per. an. as housekeeper to the Salt Office.Reference Book X. p. 146.
The Board of Ordnance to the Treasury.Concerning the repairs required at Gibraltar hospital by Major General Hargrave, Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar. Will give directions for same, but it does not belong to this office to supply it with bedding, furniture or utensils.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 36.
March 20The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the same.Enclosing (a) infra. 1 page - -
Appending:—(a) Memorial to said Duke from John Nichols, Chirurgeon General concerning his lease of a craggy piece of ground of 4 or 5 acres belonging to Phœnix Park (the Deer Park). 1½ pages.
(b) Copy of the lease of said ground dated 1 May. 6 Anne to Henry Tennison, a Revenue Commissioner, and Thomas Proby, Chirurgeon General. 2 pages.
Ibid, No. 37.
March 20Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland.To exempt from the 4s. per £ tax Ireland, Col. Richard Hatton, as Constable of Dublin Castle; William Glanville, Edward Thompson, Viscount Boyne, and John Viscount Galway as Revenue Commissioners, ibid; Thomas Coplestone as Register of the Forfeitures and also Clerk of the Quit Rents and Crown Rents, ibid; Rudolph de Sporcke on his pension of 1,000l. per an.; Earl of Cholmondeley and Robert Lord Walpole on the pension of 3,000l. in their names in trust; Francis Fane on a pension of 800l. per an.; Viscount Torrington on same of 600l. per an.; Earl of Grantham on same or 1,500l. per an.; Henry William Lawman and Herman Hobourg on same of 1,000l. each. per an.; Major John Ligonière as Col. of a regiment of Horse, Ireland.Irish Book IX. pp. 173–4.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of demesne lands in the Forest of Gillingham, co. Dorset, of which Esther Blomer, widow, prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Blomer's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 329–30.
Same to sameFor same of a house on the south side of Pall Mall, of which Isaac Lacam prays a new lease.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 330–1.
Same to William Aislabie, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow the Receiver General of the Customs' account of incidents for one year to 1739, Dec. 25, including 398l. 6s. 0d., fees and charges on paying into the Exchequer 1,389,313l. 18s.d. out of customs for said year.
Prefixing:—Said account.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 285–8.
Same to the Excise Commissioners.To allow John Bateman, et al. merchants, to reduce imported rum to proof.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report to the Treasury on petition of said Bateman, et al. for same.
Ibid, pp. 288–9.
Same to William Benson, an Auditor of Imprests.To allow to William Steuart, Paymaster of Pensions, 920l. 0s. 11d., his incidents bill for year to 1739, Dec. 25.
Prefixing:—Said bill certified by Edward Bangham, deputy to said Benson.
Ibid, p. 290
March 21Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the payment of the several fees, salaries and allowances to Horatio Walpole, junior, as Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer from date of his letters patent as such.Money Book XL. p. 153.
The Duke of Devonshire to the Treasury, dated Dublin Castle.Concerning the lease to George Lord Carbery of the office of Constable of his Majesty's Castle of Limerick. 2 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 38.
March 21Sir Charles Wager to Sir Robert Walpole.Concerning the Customs officers' refusal to allow the vessels laden with brandy now at Spithead to depart to the foreign port to which the Admiralty have ordered them until they have paid duty on the brandy.
Endorsed:—Warrant drawn in pursuance thereof. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 39.
Ste. Fox to Mr. Burchett -For the Admiralty officers to be present at the Bank of England at the weighing &c. of the treasure taken out of the “St. Joseph.”Letter Book XIX. p. 530.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.For their officers to similarly attend at the Bank of England at the weighing of the said treasure.Customs Book XIV. p. 437.
March 2The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the Treasury, dated Dublin Castle.For rewards for the officers and servants of the House of Peers, Ireland, et al. for services in this session of Parliament, and for similar allowance of the payments customary on bills passing the Irish Parliament. 2 pages.
Appending
:—List of said officers (total rewards 3375l. 19s. 4d.). 2 pages.
(b) Statement of said allowances on bills (total 2241l.). 2pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 41.
1740.
March 25
Nicholas Paxton to [? John Scrope].As to the case for the Attorney General's opinion concerning Mr. Selwyn's proceedings against Henry Popple. 1 page.Ibid, No. 43.
March 26Statement attested by E. Britiffe and dated from the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office.Of the bills and warrants due in said office 1739, Michaelmas. 1½ pages.Ibid, No. 45.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a certificate of the deficiency of the malt duties, 1738, to satisfy principal and interest charged thereon, same being to be made good out of supplies anno 1740, as by the act of this session: also for a certificate of the interest due to the Bank of England on 500,000l. loan on salt, 1735, “the duties on which said loans are charged not commencing till Lady Day, 1742.”Letter Book XIX. p. 530.
Petition to the Treasury from John Oldmixon, late Collector of Customs at Bridgwater.For relief from certain rent and tax charges against him since his supercession in 1735.Reference Book X. p. 146.
Same to same from Major General Joshua Guest. Barrackmaster General of North Britain.For 955l. 1s. 10½d. for fire and candles, and transporting stores and provisions to said barracks, 1738, to 1739 'Xmas.Ibid, p. 147.
Same to same from Hannah Bird.Concerning her late husband Michael Bird's bond for Hugh Arbuthnot, late tobacco merchant.Ibid.
March 26Petition to the Treasury from Daniel Graham.For extension of lease of 2 messuages on the north side of Pall Mall.Crown Lease Book V. p. 434.
March 27Treasury warrant to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.For the free importation into Dublin by Alexander Wilson of 5,150 muskets, and as many bayonets sent from the Ordnance, England, for the regiments on the Irish establishment.Irish Book IX. p. 180.
J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners.For inquiry into the matter of a paper [not described] enclosed.Letter Book XIX. p. 531.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To distribute and apply the 1740 Lady Day quarter's income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of the income and liability of said fund.
Money Book XL. pp. 183–4.
Same to same - - -For same of same of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 184b–5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the shipping of brandy from Dunkirk at Portsmouth direct on to the ships of Anson's squadron.
Appending:—Statement of opinion by Dudley Rider, dated 1733 [sic for 1739] March 11, on the case.
Customs Book XIV. pp. 441–3.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his Deputy.For a lease of a piece of ground outside St. James's Park wall in St. Margaret's, Westminster, to Matthew Martin.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the premises and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes, ratal by the Surveyor General and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 320–3.
Same to same -For same of a messuage &c. in Pall Mall to William Fortescue and Henry Cruwys in trust for Margaret, wife of John Harrys.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 324–8
Same to sameFor same of a piece of ground on or near the Castle Hill, Windsor, to the Rev. Edmond Martin, D.D.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises and ratal, &c., as above.
Ibid, pp. 325–6.
Same to same - -For same of 2 pieces of ground and messuages &c., thereon in Pall Mall Field, otherwise St. James's Field, to Margaret Riley, widow.
Prefixing:—Constat as above with plan; ratal, &c., as above.
Ibid, pp. 337–41.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of a house near Charing Cross called Old Man's Coffee House, of which Edward Hurst prays a new lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Hurst's petition for same.
Ibid, pp. 342–3.
March 27Petition to the Treasury from Henry, Earl of Pembroke.Concerning the spot of ground in the Privy Garden, Whitehall, in dispute between him and the Countess of Portland.Crown Lease Book V. pp. 332–4.
March 31The Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.Concerning Sir Everard Fawkener's procurement of the release of 7 British subjects in captivity in Turkey, and brought home on the “Wilmington.”
Endorsed:—The expenses to be paid by Mr. Lowther. 1 page.
Appending
:—Note of the transport expenses of said slaves detailed (total 20l. 11s. 4d.). 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 46.