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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1740, July-September', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 323-334. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91946 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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1740, July–September

July 1Same to some from James Samson, mariner, of Dover.Concerning the seizure under the late Act of Indemnity, of his brandy, though intended for a foreign port.Ibid, p. 161.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Richard Kelsall, land surveyor, Liverpool.Customs Book XIV. p. 482.
July 2Memorial to the Treasury from Nicholas Paxton.For 1500l upon account for law expenses of the Crown. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 18.
Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Concerning the assistance desired from the Admiralty against a strongly manned smuggling vessel frequenting the Sussex coast. 2pages.
Appending:
—(a) Draft proclamation of reward for the capture of John Grayling and 5 others of the said smugglers, detailed. 1½pages.
Ibid, No. 19.
Same to same dated sameConcerning the sale of the jewels taken out of the “St. Joseph” and “St.Jago.”
Endorsed:—The jewels to be transferred as well as the rest of the cargo. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 20.
Petition to the Treasury from John Baker.To be appointed Receiver General of house duties, co. Kent, and proposing sureties.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 274.
Same to same from John Boddicoate and Robert Mitford.To be appointed Receivers General of land tax, 1740, for Essex and Sussex respectively, and proposing sureties.
Referred:—to the Taxes Commissioners.
Ibid, p. 278.
Same to same from Abraham Fowler, Chief Bailiff of the Royalty of the Tower.Concerning the deduction of 1s. per £ by the Receiver, and 3d. per £ by the Auditor, out of the 50. per an. rent for the house on Tower Hill hired by him as a prison, Court house for the Steward and meeting place for the Justices.Reference Book X. p. 161.
Same to same from Edmund Luddington, 24 years of age.Concerning the seizure of his ship “Elizabeth” at Workington, Cumberland, and his own imprisonment in Newcastle Gaol for smuggling.Ibid.
July 3J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To proceed according to the opinion of the King's Advocate, in the matter of the French built snow lying at Portsmouth, laden with Spanish iron and aniseed, and brought in by Thomas Wadham, commander of the “Merry-thought.”Customs Book XIV. p. 482.
Petition to the Treasury from Philip Chapman.To be appointed Receiver General of land tax, 1740, for co. Hunts, and proposing sureties.
Referred:—to the Taxes Commissioners.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 279.
Warrants under their sign manual by the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland].Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £ Ireland, Major Gen. John Cope as Governor of Limerick and Col. of a regiment of Dragoons, Ireland; Major-Gen. Henry Hawley, aide-de-camp to His Majesty as late Col. of a same; Charles Lord Cathcart as Col. of a regiment of Horse there, and Governor of Duncannon Fort; Lieut. Gen. James Tyrrell as a brigadier on the Irish establishment; Brig. Gen. James St. Clair as Col. of the Royal Regiment of Foot, ibid; Major. Gen. Phineas Bowles as Col. of a regiment of Dragoons and Governor of Londonderry; Charles Delafaye as Taster of all wines and other liquors, and Surveyor of the Outports and defects of the same which shall be imported to any port of Ireland.Irish Book IX. p. 196.
[July 4]Memorial to the Treasury from Charles Lord Cathcart.For relief from the deduction of 6d. per £ for the Civil List off the pay of the staff officers appointed for his Expedition. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 21.
July 4Sign manual by the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury.For letters of grant to James Arnott, Bailie of the Regalities of Kielsmoor and Barmoor, co. Ayr, to pass the Privy Seal of Scotland, of the estates both heritable and moveable of Mungo Lindsay, late minister of Dalgain, co. Ayr, the son of a reputed bastard and deceased intestate.North Britain Book XIII. p. 36–7.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Excheqner.To take the securities of Peter Davenport as Receiver General of Cheshire, Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth. Denbigh and Flint.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners on the sufficiency of said Davenport's sureties.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 280.
Same to same -For same in the oases separately and respectively of John Gisburn et al., detailed, as same for the County of Derby, and for the other counties respectively detailed.Ibid, pp. 280–1.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners.For stay of process against Mr. Brereton, et al. sureties of William Tonge, late distributor of stamps, co. Lancaster.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 334.
July 4Treasury warrant to Francis Whitworth.To apply 492l. 8s.d. out of land revenues of the Crown, for the repair of the Court House and Prison and Bridge at Romford, Essex.
Prefixing:—Said Whitworth's report on the memorial of Sir John Eyles, Steward, and other tenants of the manor of Havering atte Bower for the above.
Appending:—Certificate as to an item of arrears by said Eyles, &c.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 338–40.
Same to the auditors of the land revenues of the Crown within the Kingdom of England or either of them.To make forth a debenture on any of the Receivers of said land revenues for the above sum for the abovesaid repairs at Romford.Ibid, pp. 340–1.
Petition to the Treasury from Ann, Countess of Strafford.For extension of lease of a mill and lands in Boughton, Northants.Crown Lease Book V. p. 379.
J. Scrope to Mr. Carkesse -Concerning Thomas Ketcherell, an officer, Sandwich port.Customs Book XIV. p. 483.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding 4 lists, detailed, of Thomas Revel, of men victualled at Gibraltar by him to 1739–40, Feb. 24, March 23, 1740, April 20, May 18, respectively (total of men being successively and respectively 3633, 3660, 3615, 3918;.Letter Book XIX. p. 545.
July 5Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the securities of Richard Gildart junr., et al., detailed, as separately and respectively Receivers General for 1740, for the county of Lancashire and other counties separately detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 281–2.
July 8John Couraud to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.Enclosing (a) infra. 1 page - -
Appending:—(a) Copy of a letter from the Admiralty Lords to the Lords Justices for the importation of Malaga wines for the use of the ships at Spithead under Sir John Norris, notwithstanding the act of last session prohibiting commerce with Spain. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 25.
J. Scrope to the Lords Commissioners of Trade.Forwarding for report the memorial of Mr. Glen, Governor of South Carolina, for a fitting salary.Letter Book XIX. p. 545.
Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury.For the establishment, detailed, of 6 regiments of Marines.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 100.
Petition to the Treasury from Margaret Roberts, widow, and Margaret Roberts, spinster.For a lease of 4 small parcels of land in Dironwey and elsewhere, co. Anglesea.Crown Lease Book V. p. 379.
July 9The Commissioners of Victualling to John Scrope, dated Victualling Office.For the Customs officers to permit brandy and wine in 4 ships named to be put on board the fleet at Spithead. 1½ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 26.
July 9Proposal to the Treasury from Peter Burrell and John Bristow.For furnishing money at Jamaica for the forces in the expedition under Lord Cathcart. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 27.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To permit the transhipping of Malaga wines, on a memorial from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords Justices.Customs Book XIV. p. 485.
Treasury warrant [to the Auditors of Imprests].To allow 40l. for the expenses of passing the accompt for the year ended, 1739, Michaelmas, of James, Duke of Chandos, as Clerk of the Hanaper in Chancery.
Prefixing:—Certificate by James Thomas, Deputy Auditor of Imprests, of the delivery of the above account.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 277.
July 10Same to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.To fell timber on the premises for repairing the enclosures of Swinley Lodge.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Ralph Jenison's memorial for same.
Ibid, p. 342.
Same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the securities, detailed, of John Baker, of Hawkhurst, co. Kent, as Receiver General of House duties for said county.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 226.
Petition to the Treasury from Fryer Walker.For 218l. 5s. 0d. for lighting lamps for both Houses of Parliament last sessions.
Referred:—to the Board of Works.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II.p.146.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of date 1739, Dec. 24, to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to the Hon. Grey Maynard of furniture, detailed, for His Majesty's service at Kensington and St. James's, including inter al. items for Madame Walmoden, Lady Bell Finch, Lord Hervey, Mr. Brinkman, senior, the Lord Chamberlain's office, Mr. Brinks,the Lord Chancellor's room at the House of Lords, the Court of Chancery, the Court of King's Bench, for the Woolpack in the House of Lords, and the bar at the Conference Table, and his Majesty's Tennis Court at the Cockpit: all to an estimate of 481l.Ibid, pp. 146–7.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Enclosing a letter from John Missing, praying grant of a deputation for seizing goods clandestinely run.Customs Book XIV. p. 485.
Petition to the Treasury from Cde St. Marino.Concerning a seizure of Spanish raisins shipped at Ostend for London on the “John and Betty,” John Strahan, master, and consigned to John Francis de Witte.Reference Book X. p. 161.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the securities of John Bodicoate et al., detailed, as separately and respectively Receivers General for Essex, and other counties, detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 282–3.
July 11J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Henry Silverthorne, a coastwaiter, London port.Customs Book XIV. p. 485.
Same to same -To restore Mr. Ketcherell as Deputy Comptroller, Sandwich port.Ibid, p. 490.
Treasury warrant to same -To discharge and acquit John Furly, of London, merchant, of His Majesty's one-third fine of the seizure of the “John and James,” seized under the Navigation Laws.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from the said Commissioners on said Furly's petition.
Ibid, pp. 487–9.
J. Scrope to the Postmaster General, Ireland.To add 50l. per an. to the present salary of the First Clerk of Sir Marmaduke Wyvill. Deputy-Postmaster in Ireland.Letter Book XIX. p. 646.
Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury [to the Lord Lieutenant. Ireland].Allowing the overdrawings amounting to 4,901l. 5s.d. on the fund for the Barracks. Ireland, for the year ended 1740, Lady Day,Irish Book IX. pp. 198–9.
[Before July 12]Petition to the Treasury from Sir John Webb, Bart., surviving executor of John Radclyffe deceased, only son of James, late earl of Derwentwater, said John Radclyffe having died 1731, Dec. 31.Concerning the leases of the tithes of Lurbittle, appertaining to the parsonage of Whittingham, and of Dilston, part of the parsonage of Corbridge. both in Northumberland, possessed by said Radclyffe.
With Treasury order of reference of date 1740, July 12. 3 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 28.
July 12Same to same from Henry Viscount Lonsdale.For a new grant to John Cay and Christopher Robinson in trust for him, of the fourth part of the Lordship of Kendal, Northumberland [sic, for Westmorland], and the fourth part of a certain improvement in the waste of Kendal.Crown Lease Book V. pp. 379–80.
Same to same from John Viscount Galway.For a new grant of rents and lands in Hodrod, co. York.Ibid, p. 380.
[After July 12]Same to same from 43 tenants, detailed, of the two-fourth parts of the Lordship or Barony of Kendal, Westmoreland.For appointment of a new Steward of the manor, in order to their ease, the old lease to Lady Lonsdale having expired in 1739, and Viscount Lonsdale having met with difficulties in the renewing of it, 1 large sheet.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 29.
[After July 19]Report to the Treasury from Nicholas Paxton.On the case relating to a forfeited recognizance of Thomas Hathaway, heir to a small freehold as third son of Simon Hathaway. 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a) Copy of an order of Court of date 1739, Nov. 28, for the sheriff to pay the amount of said recognizance, levied, into court. 1 page.
(b) Said Thomas Hathaway's affidavit. 1 page.
(c) A brief of the case with Treasury order of reference of date, 1739–40, March 5. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 30.
August 5J. Scrope to the Attorney General.Forwarding for his opinion thereon the report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on Thomas Hartwell's petition for a lease of 5 houses in Fleet Street.Crown Lease Book V. p. 373.
Petition to the Treasury from Mathew Woodford.For 819l. for victualling Placentia and Annapolis Royal garrisons, 1740, April 1 to June 30.Reference Book X. p. 162.
Same to same from Henry Coates, prisoner in Norwich Castle.For leave to compound his offences against the Customs revenue.Ibid.
August 6John Couraud to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.Forwarding from the Lords Justices a copy of the information of William Tapley, master of the “Richard” brigantine, of Teignmouth, concerning the seizure of said vessel by a pretended Spanish privateer, which took her to Perros, near Morlaix, France.
Endorsed:—The return made by the Commissioners of Customs was put into Mr. Couraud's hands the 21 August, 1740, 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a) Copy of said information dated 1740, July 31. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 34.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To repay to officers of the Customs of under £60 per an. salary, their land tax, 1740.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Commissioners concerning same.
Customs Book XIV. pp. 490–1.
Same to Lord Masham, King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court.To deliver up the securities and bonds of the late Lord Onslow, one of the 4 Tellers of the Exchequer, his accounts having been passed, and he even and quit.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 343.
Same to same -To change three of the securities of Philip Chapman, Receiver General of land tax, 1740, for co. Hunts.
Prefixing:—Report from the Taxes Commissioners on said proposed change.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 288.
August 7Same to the Salt Commissioners.To repay land tax, 1740, to salt officers of under 100l. salary.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 234.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Transmitting letters from the Lords Justices and the Admiralty Lords concerning the Spanish prize “Nuestra Señora del Camino.”Customs Book XIV. p. 492.
Same to same -For Mr. Jackson, Collector of Customs in the Bahamas, to return to his duties there.Ibid, p. 493.
August 8Same to same -To pay to the wife of Mr. Gold, late a landwaiter, London port, his arrears of salary.Ibid.
August 8Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To enlarge from Newgate Gaol William Deere for forfeited recognizance as bail for Philip Sheehan under prosecution for exporting wool from Ireland to France.Customs Book XIV. p. 494.
Same to the Postmaster General.To strengthen the 4 packet boats now employed in the Lisbon trade, with 16 men additional each, at a total additional cost of 2,111l. 4s. 0d. per an.
Prefixing and Appending:—Memorial to the Treasury from Sir John Eyles, Postmaster General, concerning same, and abstract of the estimate.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 343–34.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his Deputy.For a lease to Sir John Eyles, Bart., of the manor of Havering atte Bower, Essex.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 381–4.
August 9R. Rider, Chancellor, to Christ: Lo[we Esq]r at the Treasury, dated from Lichfield.In recommendation of Mr. Lewis, surveyor of windows. 2 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 36.
August 13Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.As to arrears of salary due to Mr. Gould, one of the landwaiters in the port of London, his leave absence pay having been paid into the superannuation fund, and the said fund being now greatly in arrear. 1½ pages.Ibid, No. 37.
Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to Sir Dudley Ryder, Attorney General.Discharging the fines of 500l. upon Lord Ossulston and Charles Pearson on paying a third to the prosecutor on the judgment against them in the King's Bench, the octave of Hilary last.
Appending:—Said Ryder's report to the Treasury on the memorial of said Ossulston and Pearson.
King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 112–4.
Petition to the Treasury from Charles Jones, deputy comptroller of salt duties.For balance of salary due to himself and clerks during the vacancy of the Comptroller's office.Reference Book X. p. 162.
Treasury warrant to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the accompt of Chambers Slaughter, Paymaster of the salaries and incidents under the Commissioners of Forfeited Estates, for 6 years from 1716, June 24.
Prefixing:—Said account in detail as stated by said Benson, memorandum [by same] of a separate account, and report on the whole state by George Turbill.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 346–53.
Same [to same] -To pass the account of salaries, incidents, poundage, premiums and riding charges of the salt officers in the country for one year to 1739, March 25.
Prefixing:—Said account as stated by Edward Bangham, deputy to said Benson.
Ibid, pp. 354–5.
August 13Treasury warrant to be Auditor of the Receipt.For the issue of 20,900l. in Exchequer bills on land tax, 1739, instead of loans directed but not made.Money Book XL. p. 233.
Petition to the Treasury from Isaac Rand, apothecary.For a reversionary lease of a messuage in Shugg Lane, on part of what was formerly called the Round Rundles, or Swallowfield.Crown Lease Book V. p. 385.
[Before
August 14]
Memorial to same from John Tinker, Governor of the Bahamas.For an allowance for the extraordinary expense of his commission and instructions.
Endorsed:—1740, August 14. Agreed to. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 38.
August 14Petition to same from Jeremiah Stone, late maltster, now a prisoner in the Fleet.For release from his confinement for his debt to the Crown, his condition being deplorable.Reference Book X. p. 162.
Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Concerning the attempt to sell the cargo of the “St. Joseph” and “St. Jago.”
Endorsed:—With minute of date Aug. 15, in substance as under August 17, supra p. 263. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) The Commissioners for sale of said ships to the Customs Commissioners, August 14, as to the said attempted sale. 1½pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 39.
Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, London.On the petition of Sir Jasper Cullum concerning the prosecution for interest on his bonds for wine duties given in 1710.
Endorsed:—Letter to be wrote to carry on the prosecution against him. 3 pages.
Appending
:—(a) and (b) 2 petitions of said Cullum to the above effect (a) endorsed with Treasury order of reference of date, 1739, June 9. 1 and 1 pages.
Ibid, No. 40.
August 15The Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland.Forwarding for reference a petition of Luke Mercer, commander of the “Thompson” brig in the service of the revenue, Ireland, concerning his services in hindering the exportation of wool from there.Irish Book IX. p. 201.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe, or his Deputy.For a lease of the premises [as in the warrant supra p. 317 under date 1740, June 4] to Sir Robert Corbet and Sir Edward Leighton, executors and trustees of Thomas Lloyd in trust for uses as in the will of said Lloyd, and in terms &c., as in the aforesaid warrant.
Also undated entry of a later demise [? of date 1740–1, January 13] of the premises to Sir Edward Leighton, as executor and trustee of said Lloyd, and in trust as above.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 373, 444.
August 15J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding [Thomas Revel's] lists, detailed, of men (in all 3,853,) victualled at Gibraltar, 1740, May 19th to June 15.Letter Book XIX. p. 546.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To accept Richard Weekes's composition for smuggling.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on petition of said Weekes.
Customs Book XIV. pp. 495–7.
Same to Sir Dudley Rider, Attorney General.To enter a noli prosequi in the above case of Weeks's.Ibid, p. 497.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To remit the duty on paper used in printing Cave's Historia Literaria at Oxford.
Prefixing:—Affidavit by Thomas Wood, chief manager of the Press in the University of Oxford, before Theophilus Leigh. Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, as to said paper used.
Ibid, XV. pp. 1–2.
August 16Chris. Tilson, in the absence of the Secretaries to the Treasury, to Mr. Paxton.To recover all possible from Henry Popple's estate, &c., the Treasury having agreed to make good to the Independent Companies at Jamaica said Popple's debt to them.Letter Book XIX. p. 547.
August 20Petition to the Treasury from Edward Carbold, formerly prisoner in Ipswich Gaol, and now in the Fleet.For release from prison, having given information of custom's frauds since the act of indemnity and in view of any future services to the revenue.Reference Book X. p. 163.
August 21Same to same from Richard Gildart, junr.To be appointed Receiver General of house duties for Lancashire, and proposing sureties.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 274.
August 26Same to same from James Bull.To be appointed same of land tax, co. Hereford, and proposing sureties.
Referred:—to the Taxes Commissioners.
Ibid, p. 279.
[Before
August 27]
Memorial to same from the Managers and Directors of the [Westminster] Bridge Lottery, signed by their secretary, Thomas Jones.For the loan of His Majesty's wheels and other materials relating to the drawing of the said lottery now preparing.
Minuted in abstract as under date August 27, supra, p. 265. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 47.
August 27Treasury warrant to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.To provide for works in Richmond New Park to an estimate of 622l. 11s. 4d. out of wood sales.
Prefixing:—Said Whitworth's report on the memorial for said works from Captain Edward Jackson, Deputy Ranger of Richmond New Park.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 358–9.
August 29Same to the Stamp Commissioners.To allow to John Smith, distributor of stamps, co. Northampton, 33l. 1s. 6d., the value of stamped parchment, &c., burned at Wellingborough.
Prefixing:—Report from said Commissioners on John Smith's petition for same.
Ibid, pp. 359–60.
Sept.J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Owen McSwiney, Examiner of the sufficiency of [Customs] officers' securities.Customs Book XV. p. 2.
Sept. 4Petition to the Treasury from Henry Lascelles of London, merchant.Concerning tobacco condemned as prize at Jamaica, and consigned to him and declared for duty as tobacco of British growth, but detained by the Customs officers, they insisting that the act of 10 Anne [cap. xxii.] was temporary and repealed by the war.Reference Book X. p. 163.
Sept. 5J. Scrope to the Customs Commisssoners.To pay the proclamation reward of 50l. to the arresters of William Musket, a notorious smuggler convicted at the last assizes at Thetford.Customs Book XV. p. 2.
Sept. 10Petition to the Treasury from [? David Davies.]For a lease of all lead mines and other minerals (except Royal mines) to be found in a common called Moneth Micnint, in the parish of Llaycil, co. Merioneth.Crown Lease Book V. p. 343.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of date 1740, August 7, to Lord Abergavenny.For the delivery to John Tinker, Governor of the Bahamas, of plate, detailed, for the service of His Majesty's chapel there: to an estimate of 80l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 148.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To discharge the executors of Thomas Eyre, formerly Secondary in the office of the King's Remembrancer, and afterwards Clerk in Court in the employ of the Solicitor for the Crown (viz. Customs' Excise and Salt) from the proceedings arising on 2 lost bonds, detailed, of small amounts.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on said Eyre's petition.
Customs Book XV. pp. 4–8.
Same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the sureties of Richard Gildart, junr., of Liverpool, as Receiver General of house duties, co. Lancashire.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 283.
Sept. 11Petition to the Treasury from Richard Cox.Concerning an overpayment into the Exchequer by him as Receiver General of all arrears of the old and new duties on houses, 1725 and 1726, for co. Berks.Ibid, p. 288.
J. Scrope to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.Luke Mercer, commander of the revenue brig, the “Thompson,” not to be displaced on account of his absence.Irish Book IX. p. 206.
Same to Mr. Carkesse - -For an account of coals imported into London since Lady day past.Customs Book XV. p. 8.
Petition to the Treasury from the ministers et al. of the French Church in the Savoy.Concerning the ruinous state of their church, and proposing to deliver it up to His Majesty.
Referred:—to the Board of Works.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 148.
Sept. 12Petition to the Treasury from Abraham Frecker.For a lease of parcels of land at Gosport -Crown Lease Book V. p.385.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Conveying the Treasury instructions for the transfer of brandy and wine from the “Cato” and other transports detailed to the transports bound on the expedition [to the West Indies].
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from the Commissioners for Victualling concerning same.
Customs Book XV. p. 9.
Sept. 16Same to [the Customs Commissioners, Scotland].Leave of absence to Gwyn Vaughan, one of their number.North Britain Book XIII. p. 43.
Sept. 17Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of a messuage in Shugg Lane (or Marybone Street) St. James's, of which Isaac Rand prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Rand's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 380–7.
Same to same -For same of all mines of lead and minerals in a common called Moneth Micnint, or elsewhere within the waste of the manor of Penllyn, co. Merioneth, of which David Davies prays a lease.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 387–8.
Sept. 18Memorial to the Treasury from Harman Verelst.For 844l. 17s. 0d. to meet bills of exchange from America drawn on him by General Oglethorpe, May 24, to June 23, for expenditure in connexion with the siege of Augustine. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 4.
Sept. 19William Manley in the absence of the Secretary of the Customs Commissioners, to J. Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Concerning the skirmish near Shoreham between a party of Major Gen. Campbell's regiment of Dragoons and a gang of smugglers. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) Copy of the instructions given in the affair by the Customs Commissioners to Mr. Battine, Surveyor General of Customs for Sussex. 2 pages.
Ibid, No. 5.
Sept. 22John Cornelius to [John Scrope ?]Concerning his services in surveying and inspecting the supervisors and all the riding officers and sloop and other commanders in Essex and Suffolk. 2 pages.Ibid, No. 6.
Sept. 23J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the opening of the King's and Lord Harrington's baggage, the King's arrival from Holland being soon expected.Customs Book XV. p. 10.
Sept. 24Petition to the Treasury from John Selwyn, junr.For 134l. 19s. 8d. for fees and expenses in passing his account, 1737, Xmas. to 1739, Midsummer, as Paymaster of her late Majesty's servants.Reference Book X. p. 163.
Sept. 24Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of date 1739–40, March 24, to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to the Hon. Grey Maynard of furniture, detailed, for His Majesty's service at St. James's, Kensington, and Swinley Lodge, including inter al. items for Lady Bell Finch, Madame Walmoden, Lord Hervey, Mrs. Swinton, Mr. Brinkman, senr., Madame Steinberg, Mr. Shute, Lady Ann Montagu, Lady Deloraine: all to an estimate of 1,198l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. pp. 148–50.
Sept. 25J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Conveying the Treasury's instructions for the transfer of brandy from the “Charming Molley” and other transports, detailed, to His Majesty's ships bound to the West Indies
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from the Commissioners for Victualling concerning same.
Customs Book XV. p. 11.
Same to same -Leave of absence to John Pell, Register of Certificates in the Island of Jersey.Ibid, p. 12.
Petition to the Treasury from Samuel Burdet, late master of a ship at Yarmouth.Concerning his bond for coals loaded at Newcastle, on which he has been a prisoner in the County Gaol of Northumberland since 1734.
Referred:—to the Customs Commissioners.
Ibid.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a certificate of the sum wanting to pay interest to the Bank of England on 500,000l. loans on salt, and of the deficiency at 1740. Michaelmas, of the income of the land tax, 1738. which is to be made good out of supplies, 1740.Letter Book XIX. p. 548.
Memorial to the Treasury from Nicholas Paxton.For 1,500l. for law expenses of the Crown. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 7
Sept. 26J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.Leave of absence to Mr. Tuder, their Secretary.North Britain Book XIII. p. 43.