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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1740, April-June', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 306-323. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91945 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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1740, April–June

April 1Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Woods.To defray out of wood sales repairs in Greenwich Park demanded by Sir John Jennings, Ranger of said Park.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from Francis Whitworth on said Jennings' memorial.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 294.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Thomas Clegg, land surveyor, Liverpool.Customs Book XIV. p. 444.
Petitions to the Treasury from Ethelred Davy.To be appointed separately Receiver General of land tax and of house duties, 1739, for part of Devon, and proposing sureties.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 261–2.
J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners.Forwarding for consideration the report of the Salt Commissioners, Scotland, on the petition of Robert Lang and Company, merchants in Glasgow, concerning the importation of rock salt there.Letter Book XIX. p. 531.
April 2Treasury warrant to the Stamp Commissioners.For further stay of process against the sureties of William Tonge, distributor of stamps for co. Lancaster.
Prefixing:—Petition to the Treasury from said sureties.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 242.
J. Scrope to the Duke of St. Albans, Governor of Windsor Castle.Concerning his hindrance to the repair to be done at said Castle by the Board of Works: and concerning the incorporation of said repairs into His Majesty's Works in General as by a royal sign manual of 1715, August 19, and by the 24th article of the rules and instructions for the Works of date 1726, June 20.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 134.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against Benjamin Wall and Samuel Smart, sureties of Jonathan Smart, late Receiver General of Herts.
Prefixing:—Petition to the Treasury from said petitioners.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 270.
April 3Same to same or his DeputyFor same of same against Edward Hooker, late Receiver General for co. Southampton.Ibid, p. 269.
April 3Treasury warrant to William Lowndes, Auditor of land tax and house duties, co. Devon.To allow to Mary Veale, widow and administratrix of Joseph Veale, late Receiver General for part of Devon, 500l. on his accounts, for costs, &c.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners on said Mary Veale's petition.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 271.
Same to William Benson and William Aislabie, Auditors of Imprests.To allow to the Paymasters of Exchequer bills their incidents accounts.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from E. Britiffe and Edmund Ball, two of same, together with their said bill.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 293–4.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To allow the agents for the captors of the “St. Jago,” Spanish prize, to be on board her whilst under the custody of the Customs officers.Customs Book XIV. p. 443.
April 4Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.For a lease to John Nicholls of a craggy piece of ground in Phœnix Park, and a piece of ground adjoining the wall of said Park, whereon a dog kennel formerly stood.Irish Book IX. pp. 186–7.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To repay land tax 1740, to officers of the Excise of under 100l. salary.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Commissioners for same.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 292.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To allow in account to Richard Gildart 381l. 12s.d. being the remainder of the debt of 4,503l. 15s.d. due to the Crown from Sir Thomas Johnson for tobacco duties, and for whom Gildart was surety.Customs Book XIV. pp. 453–4.
April 5Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Concerning the prize “Tryumph,” Captain Rentone, laden at Porto Bello and now in the Thames, now that the bill relating to prize ships has passed.
Endorsed:—15 April, 1740, to be considered when the act is printed. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 50.
April 8J. Scrope to [the Lord Chamberlain of the Household] signifying the Treasury consent to the petition of Benjamin Timbrell to the Treasury.Said petition praying leave to erect palings in part of St. James's Park for his convenience in erecting a house in Arlington Street.
Prefixing:—Said petition.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 135.
Same to Mr. Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.Concerning the bills for work done and to be done in the paddock in Bushey Park, Hampton Court.
Appending:—Said bills signed by the Duke of Richmond, Master of the Horse.
Letter Book XIX. p. 537.
April 9Statement of opinion by way of report to the Treasury from D. Ryder, Attorney General.Concerning the ship belonging to Cork with wine from Bordeaux and with Irish mariners on board.
Endorsed:—A copy to be sent to Ireland. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 52.
April 10J. Scrope to the Clerk of the Council in waiting,To put into the hands of the Chancellor of the Exchequer “when he comes to the Council this evening” a memorial from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.Letter Book XIX. p. 532.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.Forwarding an account of the deficiency at Xmas last of the Additional Stamp Duties to answer the 24,000l. 3 per cent annuities payable at the Bank of England, with charges of management.Ibid.
Memorial from the Commissioners of Customs to the Treasury.Concerning the measures taken for the safeguarding of the “St. Joseph” Spanish prize, and the value of the bullion, &c. taken on board (viz. 18,515l. 2s.d., besides a small box of jewels).
Minuted in substance as under date April 15 supra, p. 237. 6 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 54.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Forwarding a letter sent to Lord Harrington from Mr. Zamboni, Resident from the Landgrave of Hesse Darmstadt, for the allowance at the Custom House usual to foreign ministers of his rank.Customs Book XIV. p. 455.
April 11Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.Enclosing a copy of the Attorney General's opinion on the case stated concerning the act for the better supply of mariners.Irish Book IX. p. 188.
Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.For the payment to George Lord Carbery, Constable of Limerick Castle, of the arrears of the rent of 40l. per an. reserved to said office out of certain lands lying on an island in the Shannon there, from the expiration of the said Lord's letters patent at the death of George I. to renewal of same by his present Majesty on the 19 March last.Ibid, pp. 188–9.
Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Concerning a French-built snow laden with Spanish iron, and carried into Portsmouth by Thomas Wadham, Commander of the “Merry Thought.”
Minuted as under date April 15 supra p. 237. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 55.
April 15Report to the Treasury from the Salt Commissioners, dated Salt Offices.On (a) infra - - - - -
Minuted with minute of date April 25 in substance as under date 1740, April 24 supra p. 210. 1 page.
Appending:—(a) Memorial to the Treasury from Sir Richard Lane, dated Westminster, 1739, August 23, concerning the return of his bonds and the settlement of his demands on the Salt revenue.
Ibid, No. 56.
The Board of Works to the Treasury.For 9l. 9s. 9d. for the quit rents payable to the Dean and Chapter of Windsor, for the stables and garden ground purchased for His Majesty at Windsor, and for a further imprest of 500l. to pay the monthly wages to the day labourers of the Board of Works. 1 page.Ibid, No. 57.
April 16J. Scrope to Edward GreenlyTo attend the Treasury concerning the proceedings had in relation to the Spanish prize “St. Joseph,” and the sale thereof.Letter Book XIX. p. 534.
Petition to the Treasury from John Philips.For payment by the Sheriff of Devon of 50l. recovered from Samuel Gregory, petitioner's debtor, late of Brampton, Devon.Reference Book X. p. 147.
Same to same from Ralph Jennison, Ranger of Swinley Lodge in Windsor Forest.For 280l. for certain items of allowance, rent, &c., &c., 1737, Xmas to 1789, Xmas.Ibid.
April 17Treasury 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 400,000l. thereon.Money Book XL. p. 122.
G. Speke, Comptroller of the Revenues of Excise, New Imposts, &c., to the Treasury.Nominating John Windham as his deputy, for Treasury approval 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 58.
April 18Petition to the Treasury from Matthew Woodford.For 819l. for victualling the garrison of Placentia and Annapolis Royal, 1739–40, Jan. 1, to 1740, March 31.Reference Book X. p. 148.
J. Scrope to the Lord Advocate, Scotland.To defend the officers of the Customs in Scotland in the execution of their offices against vexatious suits.North Britain Book XII. p. 509.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, ibid.With a copy of the above letter - -Ibid.
April 21W. Manley (in the absence of the Secretary to the Customs Commissioners) to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Concerning the cargo of the “Catherine” brig, taken by the “James” sloop, John Sherry master, under a letter of marque, and carried into Plymouth by His Majesty's ship “Deptford.” 1 page.
Appending
:—(a) The Customs Officers, Dartmouth, [to the Customs Commissioners, London] with information as to the above. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 60.
April 22Royal sign manuals to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ in Ireland, Lord Tyrawley as Col. of a regiment of Horse there: and Charles Stewart, a member of Parliament, England, on his pension of 300l. per an. payable in Ireland.Irish Book IX. p. 147.
Memorial to the Treasury from George Speke, Comptroller General of Excise Revenues.For the allowance to his deputy and clerks of the interim salaries from the death of his predecessor Sir Edmond Elwil, to the date of his own appointment, and for his own salary to date from Lady Day past. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 61.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of 6 old tenements in Newtoner's Lane and a small piece of ground on the East side of Newton Street in High Holborn, of which Anthony Hays, builder, prays a building lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Hay's petition for same; and plan.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 344–5.
April 22Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his Deputy.For a lease to Edward Hurst, coffeeman, of a messuage called the “Old Man Coffee House,” on the East side of Charing Cross Street.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat, ratal, and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 345–8.
Same to sameFor same of a messuage in Pall Mall Street, St. James's, to Isaac Lacam.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the premises and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes, Surveyor General's ratal &c. as above.
Ibid, pp. 349–53.
Same to sameFor same of a messuage and farm. &c., at Wick, Eton, Bucks, to the Revd. Andrew Snape, D.D.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 354–7.
Same to the Excise Commissioners.To repay to Thomas Agar the inland duty on coffee shipped by Ralph Wilson on the “George and Elizabeth,” George Welbourn master, the ship having been sunk in her passage up York river.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report to the Treasury on said Wilson's petition.
Warranto not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 297–8.
Same to the Auditors of his Majesty's land revenues of the Crown, arising as well on the South as on the North side of Trent.Authorising the allowances as below.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from Auditor William Lowndes on the memorial of Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods, for various allowances, detailed, in his account as articles for his Majesty's service, but which cannot be allowed without a Treasury warrant.
Ibid, pp. 298–301.
Same to the Surveyor General of Woods.To meet out of wood sales the 596l. 14s. 5d. expended by Mr. Baptist Nun, who constantly attends the royal family in their hunting, in keeping in repair the bridges and passes over the bogs in the several ridings in Windsor Forest, Windsor Great Park, and Cranborne Chase, for the safety and convenience of the royal family in their hunting.
Prefixing:—Said Whitworth's memorial to the Treasury for same.
Ibid, pp. 301–2.
Same to Lord Robert Walpole, Auditor of the Receipt, Edward Walpole. Clerk of the Pells, and the other officers and ministers of the Receipt.To strike tallies importing the payment by Thomas, Earl of Strafford, of 2,276l. as the farm of Post Fines for the year ended 1738, Michaelmas.
Prefixing:—Certificate by Robert Gardner, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of said fines answered direct to the Crown: and extract of said Earl's will.
Money Book XL. p. 127.
April 22Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to Lord Abergavenny.For a gift of christening plate to the Rt. Hon. Lord Henry Beauclerk, as a gift from His Majesty at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 75l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 135.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the Spanish prize “Catherine” taken by the “James” sloop under a letter of marque, and carried into Plymouth.Customs Book XIV. p. 459.
Treasury warrant to sameTo permit Langley Bradley to export 2 bells to Nerva in Russia.Ibid, p. 460.
April 23Same 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 500,000l. thereon.Money Book XL. p. 122.
Petition to the Treasury from Ezekiel Hall, executor to and late partner with Solomon Merrett.Concerning the payment of the 5,000l. voted by parliament out of supplies last session to said Solomon Merret as reparation for the ship “Santa Isabella,” and the part claims thereto of Bowman, Bernard, and Claphamson.Reference Book X. p. 154.
The Commissioners of Customs, Scotland to the Treasury, dated Custom House, Edinburgh.Concerning a smuggling affray at Pittenweem in Anstruther port, on board the “Margaret and Christian” of Pittenweem: and the growing frequency of such violences. 1½ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 62.
The Commissioners of Victualling to Arthur Onslow, Treasurer of the Navy, dated Victualling Office.For an imprest of 20,000l. for the contract with John Mason and John Simpson for 12 months' provisions for 6,000 men at Jamaica for the use of the land forces going to the West Indies. 1 page.Ibid, No, 63.
April 24The Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury, dated from Whitehall.Enclosing (a). 1 page -
Appending:—(a) The Lords of the Admiralty to the said Duke for directions to their Solicitor as to His Majesty's pleasure concerning the appraisement and sale of the Spanish ships, “St. Joseph” and “St. Jago,” condemned in the High Court of Admiralty. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 64.
G. Paul to [the Treasury] dated Doctors' Commons.Forwarding the draft of a deputation for the appraisement and sale of the abovesaid ships. “When the warrant appointing Commissioners to appraise and sell is signed it must be sent to the King's Proctor, who will get the commissions decreed by the Judge of the Admiralty for that purpose.” 1 page.
Appending
:—(a) Said draft deputation. 2½ pages.
Ibid, No. 65.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.For stay of process against Abraham Coleman, surety for Henry Bully for tobacco duties.Customs Book XIV. p. 463.
April 24Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For a new coat of His Majesty's arms, embroidered with cloth of gold upon satin, for Francis Huchinson, Chester Herald at Arms: to an estimate of 49l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book, II. p. 136.
Same (in lieu of one previously made and cancelled ibid.) to Richard Arundell, Master and Worker of the Mint, and to William Benson and William Aislabie, Auditors of Imprests.Allowing the bills of incidents as below -
Appending:—The account of Joseph Ashton, Solicitor to the Mint for prosecutions against coiners, for one year to 1739, Xmas.
Warrants not relating to Money XV. pp. 263–276.
April 25Sir Charles Wager to John Scrope.Forwarding the names of 3 persons nominated by the captors of the “St. Joseph” prize as their agents. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 66.
Petition to the Treasury from Philip Shehan in Poole gaol.Concerning his fine for exporting at Poole some woollen manufactures from Ireland to France.Reference Book X. p. 153.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the baggage of Baron de Donop expected here as Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Sweden as Landgrave of Hesse Cassel.Customs Book XIV. p. 463.
Same to same - - -For the names of persons to be inserted as trustees on behalf of the Crown in the commission for the sale of the “St. Joseph” prize.Ibid.
April 26The Commissioners of Victualling to Arthur Onslow, Treasurer of the Navy, dated Victualling Office.For 42,372l. for one month's course for November last, and 4,000l. and 3,000l. for imprests and necessary and short money and contingences. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 67.
April 28Petition to the Treasury from Francis Phillipson, Deputy Auditor of Excise in Scotland, under George Tilson for 30 years.For some small pension, being incapable of further business by age and infirmities.North Britain Book XII. p. 510.
Same to same from Charles. Duke of Grafton, Warden of Whittlewood Forest.For repairs to the lodges, ringmounds, and highways of said forest from the damages caused by the late tempests and extreme bad seasons.Reference Book X. p. 154.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Francis Manning, a landwaiter, London port.Customs Book XIV. p. 464.
April 29Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Forwarding (a) infra. 1 page - -
Appending:—(a) names proposed for commissioners for sale of the “St. Joseph” prize. ½ page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCII. No. 68.
April 30Copy of a minute certified by John Turner.Relating to the sale of the “St. Joseph” and “St. Jago” prizes. 1 page.Ibid, No. 69.
May 1J. Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland.With His Majesty's consent to the lease of the Abbacy of Aberberothook craved by the magistrates, &c., of that burgh.North Britain Book XII. p. 510.
May 1Petition to the Treasury from Richard Jackson.For leave to re-ship to Ostend 3 books of drawings now in the warehouses at the Custom House.Reference Book X. p. 155.
Same to same from Richard Weekes.For a warrant for his composition for smuggling.Ibid.
Same to same from John Smith, distributor of stamps for Northamptonshire.Concerning stamps destroyed in the shop of John Parham, one of his subdistributors, by the late dreadful fire at Wellingborough.Ibid.
May 2Treasury 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 600,000l. thereon.Money Book XL. p. 122.
Same to the Postmaster General, the Receiver General of the Post Office Revenues, the Auditors of Imprests, and all others concerned.For the allowance to the administrators of Edward Carteret of money by him received for the joint salary of the Postmaster General during the interim from 1732, Nov. 28, the death of Edward Harrison, till 1733, June 30, when Lord Lovel was made Joint Postmaster with said Carteret in place of said Harrison.
Prefixing:—Petition to the Treasury from Philip Cavendish and Mrs. Bridget Carteret, administrators of said Carteret's goods.
Warrants not relating to Money XV. pp. 302–3.
Same to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the account for 1727, January 1, to 1736, Dec. 31, of Henry Finch, Receiver General and Collector of Revenues, Minorca.
Prefixing:—Said account as stated by Edward Bangham, Deputy to said Benson.
Ibid, pp. 303–13.
Same to same - -To pass same of Matthew Woodford, contractor for victualling the garrisons of Annapolis, Canso, and Placentia, from 1734, Sept. 30, the commencement of his first contract to 1738, Sept. 30.
Prefixing:—Said account stated as above.
Ibid, pp. 313–7.
May 3Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury.Determining and annulling the annuity of 2,000l. per an. payable out of the Civil List, Scotland, to John, Duke of Argyll, heritable Master of the Household in Scotland, same having been granted by letters under the Privy Seal of Scotland, 1727, Oct. 3.North Britain Book XIII. pp. 6–7.
May 5Petitions to the Treasury from John Haddy of Exeter, gent.To be appointed separately Receiver General of Land tax and of House duties, 1739, for part of Devon, loco Ethelred Davy, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 258, 262.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the baggage of Monsr. De Bussy, minister from the French King.Customs Book XIV. p. 464.
May 6J. Scrope [to the Lord Chamberlain] conveying the Treasury consent to the petition to the Treasury from the Duke of Kingston.Praying leave to enclose part of St. James's Park temporarily during the re-building of his house in Arlington Street.
Prefixing:—Said petition.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 136.
Petition to the Treasury from Anne, Countess of Strafford, executrix of Thomas, Earl of Strafford.For 1,195l. 3s. 11¾d. overpaid by the sheriffs direct to the Crown for the year ended 1738, Michaelmas, above the 2,276l. her late husband's farm rent of said fines, the overpayment which was made for 1738 having been made in error for that year, and being due really for the year 1737.Reference Book X. p. 155.
Same to same from Ralph Jennison.For repairs to the rails, post, and gates at Swinley Lodge, in Windsor Forest.Ibid.
Same to same from Edward Jackson, Deputy Ranger of Richmond Park.For same to several of the keepers' lodges, stables, walls, bridges and gates, and to the wharf of the Great Pond there.Ibid.
May 7Memorial to same from Lord Hobart, Treasurer of the Chamber.For 6,678l. 9s. 11d. the established allowance for the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber for 1739, Xmas quarter.
Endorsed:—Ordered 18 June. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 2.
Petition to same from James Feilding, executor of Robert Dakeyn, victualler at the Cock in Market Lane. St. James's.Concerning a lease of said house wrongly granted to said Dakeyn through the Exchequer, a previous lease not having expired, and Dakeyn having paid 180l. for same.Reference Book X. p. 156.
Same to same from Thomas William Brereton, of Greenlands in West Dean parish, Sussex.Concerning the marriage of Mary Edes to Charles Pearson by the connivance of Charles Bennet, commonly called Lord Ossulston.Ibid.
Same to same from Edward Johnson.To be admitted to a smuggling composition.Ibid.
Same to same from Francis Cripps, collector of Excise at Sheffield.For allowance of the sheriff's expenses in recovering the value of a bill dishonoured by Joseph Brooksbank of Elland.Ibid.
Same to same from William Horsmanden Turner.For a lease of several messuages &c. in Chatham and Gillingham.Crown Lease Book V. p. 334.
May 8J. Scrope to the Taxes Commissioners.To stay proceedings against Alderman Arnold as a surety of the late Ethelred Davy, Receiver of house duty, co. Devon.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 272.
May 9Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the account of the Paymaster of the Works for 1 year to 1738, Dec. 31, notwithstanding said account having exceeded by a sum of 16,225l. 12s.d. the 14,400l. limited for the yearly expense of said office by Article 26 of the royal instructions of 1726, June 20.
Appending:—Said account.
King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 25–7.
May 10J. Scrope to the Secretary at War.Enclosing a letter from the Customs Collector and Comptroller at Shoreham, concerning a smuggling outrage there.Letter Book XIX. p. 538.
May 12Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to Dudley Rider, Attorney General.For the sheriff of Devon to deliver to John Phillips 50l. levied on Samuel Gregory, said Phillips's debtor.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 36.
Same countersigned by same.Determining from date hereof the pension of 1,200l. per an. granted to John, Duke of Montagu, 28 August, 7 Geo. II.Ibid, p. 39.
Same countersigned by same to Sir Henry Penrice, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty.To pass a commission under the seal of the said Court, in terms recited at length, for the sale of the “St. Joseph” and “St. Jago,” two Spanish prizes condemned.Ibid, pp. 31–3.
May 15Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the securities, detailed, of John Haddy of Exeter, as Receiver General for the duties on houses for part of co. Devon.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 226.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and other officers of the Receipt concerned.To take in at the Receipt 100,000l. in loans on land tax 1740, to register after 700,000l. thereon.Money Book XL. p. 122.
Petition to the Treasury from Major General Campbell, Constable and Governor of Edinburgh Castle.For the allowance of grain payable from the several counties in North Britain, to be paid to him for the vacant time between Lord Orkney's death and his own appointment to said office.North Britain Book XIII. p. 10.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the securities of John Haddy as Receiver General for part of Devon for 1739.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 264.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of the demesnes of the manor of Portland, co. Dorset, of which John and Richard Tucker, sons of Edward Tucker, deceased, pray extension of lease.
Prefixing:—Report of said Surveyor dated April 4, on petition of said John and Richard Tucker for same. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) Said petition with Treasury order of reference, of date 1739–40, Feb. 28. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 6: Crown Lease Book V pp. 358–9.
Same to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.To defray out of wood sales in Whittlewood Forest repairs to lodges in said Forest.
Proposing:—Said Whitworth's report and estimate on said repairs.
Warrants not relating to Money XV pp. 324–5.
May 16Same to the Customs Commissioners.To release Robert Tyas, a prisoner in Norwich Castle, on his giving bond for payment of his debt.Customs Book XIV. p. 465.
May 19Same to the Excise Commissioners.Approving a proposed regulation as to the excise officers in Bristol port, for the prevention of frauds carried on there in relation to exciseable liquors imported.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Commissioners containing a scheme of proposed changes.
Warrants not relating to Money XV. pp. 317–8.
May 20Treasury 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. loans on land tax, 1740, to register after 800,000l. thereon.Money Book XL. p. 122.
Same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe.For liveries, described, for the 7 Hautboys of His Majesty's First Regiment of Foot Guards: at an estimate of 186l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 79.
Same to the Salt Commissioners.To state and pay Sir Richard Lane's demands on Salt duty applying same towards his son's debt as Receiver of Taxes, co. Worcester.
Appending:—Statement of opinion, dated 1739–40, January 11, by D. Ryder and J. Strange, respectively Attorney and Solicitor General, on a case submitted concerning the liability of the new duties on salt to meet Lane's demands.
Warrants not relating to Money XV. pp. 320–2.
May 21Same to the Receiver General of the Revenues arising by the Post Office and to the Auditors of Imprests.To pay Lord Thomas Lovel, the surviving Postmaster General, the intermediate full, or joint salary of Postmaster General from the death of Edward Carteret to the appointment of Sir John Eyles.Money Book XL. pp. 191–2.
Same to the Excise Commissioners.To pay George Speke, Comptroller of the Revenues of Excise, the arrears of the pay of 1,420l. per an. for his deputy and clerks from the day of death of Sir Edmond Elwill to 1740, April 11, date of said Speke's letters patent.Warrants not relating to Money XV. p. 319.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to William Draper, a tidesman, London port.Customs Book XIV. p. 466.
Same to Mr. Luke - -Enclosing a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from Thomas Wells, late one of said Luke's officers.Letter Book XIX. p. 540.
May 24Report to the Treasury from Sir D. Ryder, Attorney General.On the petition of Thomas William Brereton, of Greenlands, Sussex, for grant of part of the fines imposed in the King's Bench for his charges in the case concerning the unlawful and clandestine marriage of his ward and niece, Mary Edes, to a minor Charles Pearson, of no estate, being abetted and furthered by the Hon. Charles Bennet, commonly called Lord Ossulstone. 6½ pages.
Appending
:—(a) Said petition of said Brereton, with Treasury order of reference, of date 1740, May 7. 4 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 8.
May 29The Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.For 1,000l. for the Treasurer of the Chamber for the expense of the Foreign Messengers. 1 page.Ibid, No. 9.
May 31Memorial to Viscount Torrington, Treasurer of the Navy, from Daniel Finch, John Wilson, James Hubbold, and Richard Horne.For consideration from the Treasury for preparing for audit said Treasurer's accounts, 1731–4. 1 page.Ibid, No. 10.
June 3Treasury warrant to the Woodward of New Forest.To fell trees for 1 year's salary to 1740, Lady Day, for the officers of said Forest.Warrants not relating to Money XV. p. 326.
June 4Same to the Excise Commissioners.To permit Eliz. Pott & Son, Martin Brown et al., merchants, to reduce imported rum to proof.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on said merchants' petition for same.
Ibid, p. 323.
J. Scrope [to the Lord Chamberlain] conveying the Treasury consent to the memorial of Henry Pelham to said Treasury.For leave to enclose part of St. James's Park during the re-building of his house in Harley Street.
Prefixing:—Said memorial.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 137.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to Lord Abergavenny.For the delivery to Charles Cotterell, Esqr., assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies, of a gold chain and medal of the same value and fashion as was provided for the Master of the Ceremonies: to an estimate of 65l.Ibid, p. 138.
Same for same of same from same to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery of a rich purse to the Earl of Godolphin, Lord Privy Seal: to an estimate of 21l.Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease of ground and stables, &c., in St. Giles in the Fields, Middlesex, to Anthony Hayes.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 360–2.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular or constat of 3 houses in Pall Mall and 1 in Jermyn Street, of which Daniel Graham prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Graham's petition for same.
Ibid, pp. 363–5.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his Deputy.For a lease of the third part of the demesne lands taken from the Forest of Gillingham, Dorset, to Esther Blomer, widow.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the premises and memorandum by Auditor Lowndes, Surveyor General's ratal and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 365–9.
Same to same - -For same of 2 ferries over the Menai, one called Launden or Bonydon, between Penmaen and Llanthoyn, the other called Tal y foel (“Talroyle”) between Penmaen and Lanthion, to Thomas Lloyd.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises and memoraudum by Auditor T. Farrington, and Surveyor General's ratal, but without entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 370–3.
Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer seal.To Elizabeth Jodrell of several messuages &c. in Mottram in Longdendale, Brinnington, in the parish of Stockport and Mobberley, Co. Chester.Ibid, p. 363.
June 4Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular or constat of Potter's Park, part of Windsor Forest, of which Thomas Jenner prays a new lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's Report on said Jenner s petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 374–5.
Same to same -For same of 8 messuages in St. Margaret's Lane, Westminster, of which said Jenner prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 375–7.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the execution of a warrant of date 1740, April 22 (ut supra p. 310 in terminis), the 993l. 0s.d. formerly balance of Post Fines for 1738, to the Earl of Strafford, being in reality meant for 1737, not for 1738.
Appending:—Report to the Treasury from Rob. Gardner, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, on the Countess of Strafford's memorial concerning same.
Money Book XL. pp. 198–9.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.For the free importation into Ireland of particulars detailed for the regiments of foot commanded by the Earl of Rothes, and Brig. Gen. Sinclair.
Prefixing:—William Wilson to [John Scrope], praying warrant as above.
Irish Book IX p. 193.
June 5Petition to the Treasury from David Davies.For a lease of all lead and other minerals, except royal mines, to be found in or near the mountain called Cavencew and Moneth Poken, in the forest of Llansted, near Dolgelly, in the waste of the Manor or Lordship of Penllyn, co. Merioneth.
Referred:—to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. [Marked cancelled.]
Crown Lease Book V. p. 343.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and all others officers and ministers of the Exchequer concerned.To transfer to George, Earl of Macclesfield, or one of the other Tellers of the Receipt, the cash resting in the office of Thomas, Lord Onslow, deceased, late one of the said Tellers.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 325.
June 6Petition to the King from Deborah Drew, widow of Charles John Drew, of Melford, Suffolk, and said Drew's 5 daughters, detailed.For a re-grant of any part of the estate of said Drew (who was murdered on the night of the 31 January, 1739–40, by his only son, Charles Drew), which may have become thereby attainted.
Referred:—to the Attorney General.
Reference Book X. pp. 157–8.
June 11Same to the Treasury from William Poyntz, Receiver General of Excise.For 623l. 15s. 4d. for expenses, &c., in carrying 2,709,520l. 7s. 1d., to the Exchequer as revenue from Excise, 1788, June 28, to 1739, June 20.Ibid, p. 159.
Same to same from Philip Shehan, mariner.For relief from the judgment against him for exporting woollen manufactures from Ireland to France.Ibid.
June 11Petition to the Treasury from John Greaves and Elias Boreham, wharfingers.Praying that Stantons wharf in St. Olave's, Southwark, which they have occupied many years and on which they have spent 600l. for the convenience of the officers in weighing and examining wool, may be made a free wharf.Reference Book X. p. 159.
June 12Letter to same from Geo. Saxby, deputy to Mr. Hammerton, His Majesty's Receiver General [of Revenues in South Carolina] since said Hammerton has been in England, dated Charles Town, So Carolina.Concerning the improper payment of His Majesty's quit rents in the province, which His Majesty loses a sixth part. Forwards a memorial relating thereto, Attorney General's statement of opinion thereon, and a year's account of quit rents [all wanting]. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 11.
Treasury warrant to William Aislabie, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the account of Charles, Duke of Richmond, Master of the Horse, of the extraordinaries of the Stables for 1 year to 1738, Dec. 31.
Prefixing:—Said account as stated by James Thomas, deputy to said Aislabie.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 326–8.
June 14Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Concerning the inventory of the goods on the “St. Jago” prize, furnished by Captain Loyd who brought that ship from Gibraltar. 1½ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 12.
June 16Petitions to the Treasury from Richard Reddall et al, detailed.To be appointed Receivers General of land tax, 1740, for co. Bedford and other counties detailed respectively.
Referred:—to the Taxes Commissioners.
Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 275–8.
Same to same from Anne Pembroke, widow and executrix of Joshua Pembroke.Concerning an overpayment on her husband's final account of old duties on houses, 1737, as late Receiver General of HertsIbid, p. 272.
J. Scrope to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands forwarding, a memorial from the Bishop of Oxford.Concerning the title of said Bishop and his successors (as Rector of the parish church of St. James within the liberty of Westminster) to the reversion in fee of a piece of ground adjoining the church yard of said parish whereon some stables and tenements are erected in Piccadilly.Crown Lease Book V. pp. 377–8.
June 17Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to William Aislabie, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow to Henry Pelham, Paymaster General of the Forces. 178l. 13s. 0d. fees and charges paid on his accompt for the year ended 1738, Dec. 24.
Appending:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Pelham, and statement of said fees, &c.
King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 69–70.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.Not to deduct 6d. per £ out of the 4,000l. granted for the repairing and finishing Westminster Abbey out of supplies, 1740.Letter Book XIX. p. 542.
Treasury warrant to Charles Shelley, one of the Auditors of the land revenues of the Crown.To give allowance to the executors of Sir Thomas Hewet, late Surveyor General of Woods, of 3 items of claim detailed in said Hewet's account now lying for declaration.
Prefixing and appending:—Report by said Shelley on the petition of St. Andrew Thornhaugh, executor of said Hewet, and certificate by Auditor Lord Walpole, as to part of the claims.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 330–2.
June 18J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revel's list, detailed, of men (in all 3,471) victualled at Gibraltar, 1739, Dec. 3–30, and same (in all 3,663) ibid, 1739, Dec. 31 to 1739–40, January 27.Letter Book XIX. p. 542.
Treasury warrant to the Stamp Commissioners.To repay land tax 1740 to Stamp officers of under 100l. per an. salary.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 96.
Same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe.For liveries with His Majesty's cipher and embroidered after the usual fashion for the Drum Major and five Drummers of His Majesty's Household: at an estimate of 314l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 74.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.To make forth and place as so much cash in the office of the Tellers at the Exchequer 1,000,000l. in Exchequer bills on land tax, 1740.Money Book XL. p. 201.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To discharge proceedings against George Heathcote and Sir John Le Quesne, sheriffs of London and Middlesex, for the escape of Richard Johnson and Thomas Brett, late prisoners in Newgate Gaol.
Appending:— Report dated 1739–40, March 20 to the Treasury from said Commissioners on said escape.
Customs Book XIV. pp. 471–9.
Same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant, dated 1739, Dec. 12, to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to Thomas Redding, Chapel Closet Keeper, of prayer books, &c., detailed for the closet in St. James' chapel: to an estimate of 150l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II.p.139.
Same for same of date 1739–40, January 12, to same.For same to the Hon. Gray Maynard of similar books as above for His Majesty's Chapel at Somerset House, to an estimate of 102l.Ibid, p. 140.
Same for same of same of date 1739–40, Feb. 25, to same.For same to same of furniture detailed for the immediate use of Princesses Mary and Louisa: to an estimate of 106l.Ibid.
Same for same of same of date 1739, Nov. 7, to same.For same to same of a Bible, Prayer Book, and a Baker's Chronicle, with chains and clasps, for the Guard Chamber at Kensington, for the use of the Yeomen of the Guard: to an estimate of 13l.Ibid, p. 141.
Same for same of same of date 1739–40, Feb. 8, to same.For same of Standards and Guidons for the 4 Troops of Horse Guards and 2 Troops of Horse Grenadier Guards: to an estimate of 392l.Ibid.
June 18Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of date 1739–40, Feb. 25, to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery of liveries (velvet coat trimmed as usual) for the trumpeters and kettle drummers of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Horse under the Duke of Argyll: to an estimate of 825l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 142.
Same for same of same of date 1739–40, Feb. 15, to same.For same of liveries (a coat of crimson cloth lined with blue serge, trimmed with a broad and narrow gold lace and the sleeves faced with blue cloth, one pair of crimson cloth breeches, a crimson cloth cloak faced with blue serge and laced round the cape with a narrow gold Arras lace, one leather belt stitched and laced with gold, one Cordebeck hat trimmed with a gold band, and one velvet cape) for the 4 drummers and 4 hautboys of his Majesty's Second Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards: to an estimate of 216l.Ibid.
Same to same for same of date 1739, Sept. 28, to same.For same to the Hon. Grey Maynard of furniture, detailed, for His Majesty's service at Kensington and St. James's, and Kew, and for the “Georgia” boat, including inter al. items for Lady Anne Montagu, Mrs. Swinton, Mrs. Rupton, Mrs. Moreton, for a servant at Baron Steinberg's, a dressing glass for Madame Walmoden: all to an estimate of 860l.Ibid, p. 143–4.
Same for same of same of date 1740, April 29, to same.For the usual allowance of clothes to Thomas Dipper, a child of the Chapel Royal, whose voice has changed: to an estimate of 10l.Ibid, p. 145.
Same for same of same of date 1739–40, Feb. 25, to same.For new liveries, as above, for the 4 drummers and 4 hautboys of His Majesty's First Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.Ibid.
Same for same of same to same.For the delivery of a rich purse to Lord Hervey, Lord Privy Seal: to an estimate of 21l.Ibid, p. 138.
Same to William Lowndes. one of the Auditors of the Land Revenues of the Crown.To charge any receiver of land revenues of the Crown within his audit with 259l. 12s.d. by making forth a debenture on such receiver, who is to pay same to Viscount Lymington for his surplusage on his account for one year ended 1739, Sept. 29, as Governor of the Isle of Wight.
Prefixing:—Said Auditor's certificate of said surplusage.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 329.
Petition to the Treasury from the Commissioners for Westminster Bridge.For 2 small pieces of ground in New Palace Yard, one lately renewed to John Carter and one in grant to Humphry Edwin; same being wanted for opening up ways to said bridge.Crown Lease Book V. p. 378.
June 19Report to the Treasury from Nicholas Paxton.On the petition of Ralph Thompson for the proceeds of the distraint of his debtor, Strode Hyde of Hoddesdon, Herts. 4 pages.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition with Treasury order of reference of date, 1739–40, Feb. 13. 2½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 13.
Petition to same from Benjamin Woodward and Reade Peacock.For appointment as Receiver General of house duties, co. Hunts, and proposing sureties.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 274.
Same to same from same -To be appointed Receivers General of land tax, 1740, co. Hunts, and proposing sureties.
Referred:—to the Taxes Commissioners.
Ibid, p. 278.
June 25Treasury warrant to George Pembroke, Receiver General of house duties, co. Herts.To repay to Anne Pembroke, widow of Joshua Pembroke, 222l. 3s. 8d., overpaid in her late husband's account of old duties on houses, 1737.
Appending:—Certificate by Auditor W. Lowndes of said overpayment.
Ibid, p. 272.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1740, Midsummer quarter's income of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of income and liability of said Fund for said quarter.
Money Book XL. pp. 219–20.
Same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1740 May 28.For the delivery to the Hon. Grey Maynard of furniture, detailed, for the service of Princesses Amalie and Carolina: to an estimate of 133l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 144.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and the other officers of the Receipt.To take in at the Receipt loans on land tax 1740, to register after 900,000l. thereon.Money Book XL. pp. 122, 211.
J. Scrope to the Duke of Newcastle.Concerning the Excise Commissioners' action in the case of Nicholas Burt.Letter Book XIX. p. 544.
June 26Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1740, Midsummer quarters income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of the income and liability of said Fund in said quarter.
Money Book XL. pp. 211–2.
Petition to the Treasury from Matthew Lister.Concerning his suretyship for Vaughan Bonner, formerly Receiver General for co. Lincoln.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 267.
Same to same from Thomas Ballard.For allowance of the Malt duty on cider, &c., destroyed at the fire at the Three Cranes in Thames Street, 1738, July 1.Reference Book X. p. 160.
J. Scrope to the Surveyor of Woods.Concerning the estimate of repairs done or to be done in Hampton Court House Park.Letter Book XIX. p. 544.
June 27Petition to the Treasury from John Baker.To be appointed Receiver General of land tax, 1740, for co. Kent, and proposing sureties.
Referred:—To the Taxes Commissioners.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 278.
Same to same from John Furly.Concerning the seizure under the Navigation laws of the “John and James,” of Rotterdam, arrived in London from Seville, with oranges.Reference Book X. p. 160.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars.To immediately supersede Mr. Tucker as Cashier for the revenues under their management, and to recommend a fit person in his stead.Letter Book XIX p. 544.
June 30Petition to the Treasury from James Wilmott, carpenter.Concerning his recognizance for Thomas Jones's appearance at the gaol delivery of Newgate.Reference Book X. p. 160.