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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1740, October-December', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 334-348. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91947 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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1740, October–December

Oct. 1Treasury warrant to William Aislabie. one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the accounts of John Selwyn, junr., Paymaster of the salaries and pensions to her late Majesty's servants, 134l. 10s. 8d., for fees and expenses.
Prefixing:—Selwyn's petition and account and report thereon by Ja. Thomas, deputy to said Aislabie.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 365–6.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Conveying the Treasury's instructions to transfer the lading of the “Duke d'Aumeire” to the ships bound on the expedition to the West Indies.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from the Commissioners for Victualling concerning same.
Customs Book XV. p. 13.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1740, Michaelmas quarter's income of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of the income and liability of said fund for said quarter.
Money Book XL. pp. 249–50.
Oct. 1Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1740 Michaelmas quarter's income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of income and liability of said fund for said quarter.
Money Book XL. pp.251–2.
Same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the security of Robert Clayton of Hereford city, us Receiver General for the county of Hereford, notwithstanding the death of Robert Clayton, one of his sureties.
Prefixing:mdash;Report to the Treasury from the Taxes Commissioners on the sufficiency of the remaining sureties.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 288.
Oct. 2Petition to the Treasury from George Lowe.Concerning the insufficiency of the stove for raising pine apples in His Majesty's Garden at Hampton Court.Reference Book X. p. 163.
Oct. 3Treasury warrant to James Hayes, Receiver General of house duties, co. Berks.To repay to Richard Cox, late Receiver of the arrears of house duties for co. Berks for 1725 and 1726, an overpayment by him on his account.
Prefixing and appending:—Report from the Taxes Commissioners on Cox's petition for same and certificate by Auditor William Lowndes as to the overpayment.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 289.
Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Ripley.For extension of lease of a messuage on the South side of Pall Mall, and 3 small messuages adjoining.Crown Lease Book V. pp. 338–9.
Treasury warrant to Francis Whitworth, Surveyor General of Woods.To meet, out of wood sales in Dean Forest, works and repairs in Hampton Court House Park and Bushey Park, to an estimate of 811l. 11s. 2d.
Prefixing
:—Report to the Treasury from said Whitworth on the Duke of Somerset's memorial for said repairs.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 367–8.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To permit Henry Lascelles, of London, merchant, to tranship for re-export Spanish tobacco arrived in London from Jamaica, having been condemned as prize in Jamaica.
Appending:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on said Lascelles's memorial.
Customs Book XV. pp. 14–16.
Oct 10Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Secretaries to the Treasury) to the Customs Commissioners.To permit Monsieur Andrie, minister residing here from the King of Prussia, to import, free of duty, 4 barriques of wine bought in France for his own use.
Appending:—Letter from said Andrie to Sir Robert Walpole, requesting an order for free entry. (French.)
Ibid, p. 17.
Same, in the absence of same, to the Auditor of the Receipt.Forwarding an accompt of the deficiency at Michaelmas, 1740, of the duty on Victuallers, 12 Geo. I., to answer the interest or premium on 500,000l. in Exchequer bills charged thereon.Letter Book XIX, p. 550.
Oct. 14Petition to the Treasury from Matthew Woodford.For 828l. for victualling the garrisons of Placentia and Annapolis Royal, 1740, July 1 to Sept. 30.Reference Book X. p. 164.
J. Scrope to Mr. Paxton -To restrain James Hicks, subtenant under Sir Edmond Bacon, of lands at Chatham and Gillingham from digging brick earth there without any other authority than verbal leave.Letter Book XIX. p. 550.
Oct. 15Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his Deputy.For a lease to Isaac Rand of a piece of land in St. James's, Westminster, part of the Round Rundles and the Dog Yard, and the messuage, &c. thereon, and the passage leading to Ayr Street.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises, and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 392–4.
Same to same - -For same to Daniel Graham of 3 messuages on part of a field called Pall Mall Field, and of another messuage, &c., on another part of said field.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin of the 3 messuages and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes, constat of the one messuage and ratal of both particular and constat by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and entry of demise.
Ibid, pp. 395–402
Petition to the Treasury from Anne Montgomery.For lease of a farm called Heworth Grainge, co. York, and lands called East and West Haddon, co. Northampton.Ibid, p. 403.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.Forwarding an account of the deficiency at Michaelmas, 1740, of the duty on sweets, 10 Geo. II., to answer the interest or premios on 500,000l. in Exchequer bills charged thereon.Letter Book XIX. p. 550.
Petition to the Treasury from Robert Boyd, of Glasgow.Concerning his bonds for tobacco duties on tobacco imported by John Stark.North Britain Book XIII. p. 65
The Lords of Trade to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.For the salaries and incidents for the office of the Board of Trade for 1740, Lady Day quarter.
Endorsed:—28 Oct., 1740. Warrant signed. 1 page.
Appending
:—(a) Said account of incidents certified by said Lords, and by Thos. Hill, 1740, Oct. 16. 7 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 12.
Oct. 16Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Forwarding (a) infra - - - -
Endorsed:—28 Oct., 1740, in substance as under date Oct. 28 supra p. 277. 1 page.
Appending
:—(a) Captain Nathaniel Pigram, commander of a Revenue vessel at Rye, to [Charles Carkesse] dated Rye, 1740, Oct. 14, concerning a small Spanish privateer brought into Rye by William Macham, a fisherman. 1½ pages.
Ibid, No. 13.
Oct. 16Treasury warrant for the Board of Works.To make an additional stove for raising pine apples in the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court: to an estimate of 115l. 10s.
Prefixing:
—Memorial of said Board of date 1740, Oct. 9, to the Treasury as to same.
Lord Chamberlain' Warrant Book II. p. 150.
Oct. 17Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Avery of Tintagel, yeoman.For respite of execution against him on a smuggling information.Reference Book X. p. 164.
Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Forwarding (a) and (b) infra, relating to the seizure at Dover of wines in the “St. Ambrose” from Teneriffe. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) Statement of opinion by T. Brian, Solicitor of the Customs, dated 1740, Oct. 17, as to the seizure. 1½pages.
(b) Sworn deposition as to the vessel and cargo by James Hayes, mariner. 5 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 14.
Oct. 18Statement of opinion by Sir Dudley Ryder, Attorney General.On a case submitted concerning the Navigation Act relating to the form of security to be ordered by the Court in case of a ship laden with suspected Spanish goods taken as a prize and carried into any of the British Plantations in America. 12 pages.Ibid, No. 15.
Oct. 20Petition to the Treasury from Charlton Thrupp, of London, merchant.Concerning Spanish wines imported into Cork by John Kirkpatrick and Samuel Perry in the “John and James” of Dublin, and exported by petitioner to Liverpool on the “James and Anne’ of Liverpool, but seized there as contraband.Reference Book X. p. 164.
Oct. 21Same to same from Andrew Wilkinson.For a lease of lands called Sutton Grange, and Greenthwaite in the North Riding of Yorks, part of the Savoy Hospital lands.Grown Lease Book V. p. 402.
Oct. 23Same to same from John Gilman, contractor for victualling the garrison of Minorca.For a warrant to the Paymaster General for the 2d. per man for 7 days' victualling (payable to him out of contingencies) for the last augmentation, viz. for 8,000 men certain from 1740, June 25, and for 3,500 men certain from August 25; the other 6d. per man per 7 days being payable out of the stoppage of the effective men victualled.Reference Book X. p. 165.
Oct. 27J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners,Forwarding a petition of Francis Manuel de Lima, master of the “St. Ambrose,” a Portuguese ship run ashore at Dover, in her voyage to Amsterdam.Customs Book XV. p. 18.
Oct. 28Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against the sureties of Edward Lynch, late Receiver General for part, of Suffolk.
Prefixing:—Petition to the Treasury from said sureties.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 290.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular or constat of 4 messuages in Pall Mall, of which Thomas Ripley prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Surveyor on Ripley's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 403–5.
Oct. 30Royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the accounts of John, Lord Hobart, Treasurer of the Chamber. 50l. for one year's salary to Edmund Britiffe, who acts as his chief clerk.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 138.
Oct. 31J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Enclosing 2 lists of men victualled at Gibraltar by Thomas Revel, 1740, June 16 to August 10.Letter Book XIX p. 552.
Nov. 4Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe.For a livery for 1740, for Mrs. Elizabeth Stubbs, Ratkiller in ordinary to His Majesty: at an estimate of 13l. 10s. 0d.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 87.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his Deputy.For a lease to William Horsmonden Turner, esq., of lands and tenements in Chatham, and Gillingham, co. Kent.
Prefixing:—Particulars in Latin of the premises and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes, Surveyor General's ratal and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 405–20.
Same to same -For same to Thomas Jenner of 2 messuages in St. Margaret's Lane, in or near the Old Palace Yard, Westminster.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat and ratal &c. as above.
Ibid, pp. 423–5.
Same to same -For same to same of Potter's Park in Windsor Forest.
Prefixing:—Auditor's particular in Latin of the premises and memorandum, as attested by Robert Gardner, deputy Clerk of the Pipe; Surveyor General's ratal, &c., as above.
Ibid, pp. 426–9.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of lands in Hodrod, co. York, of which John Viscount Galway prays a new lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Viscount's petition for same.
Ibid. pp. 421–2.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe.For the provision of liveries and waistcoats to the children of the Chapel for the year 1740: to an estimate of 264l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 129.
Nov 4J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to William Reeves landwaiter, London port.Customs Book XIV. p. 19.
Memorial to the Treasury from Thomas Walker, esq., Surveyor General of His Majesty's Land Revenue.Concerning an encroachment made by James Straton, who has a cane shop as under tenant of Gerrard Smith, crown tenant of a slip of ground near the passage from Spring Garden to St. James's Park. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 17.
J. Scrope severally to the Secretary at War, the Master of the Ordnance, the Paymaster of Marines, and Mr. Burchett.For the estimates proper to be laid before the House of Commons in the ensuing session to be forwarded to the Treasury with all convenient speed.Letter Book XIX. p. 552.
Nov. 6Petition to the Treasury from Arthur Robinson.For a lease of the ground and soil of Lleckwedd Oyernant, in the parish of Penmachno Nant Conway Hundred, co. Carnarvon.Crown Lease Book V. p. 402.
Same to same from William Vanhoogstraten, owner of the “Harmanus,” employed in the trade between Holland and London.For the king's moiety of 170l., the appraized value of the ship, she being condemned for having on board a bale of woollen goods.Reference Book X. p. 165.
J. Scrope to the officers of the Mint [England].Enclosing for report the Duke of Devonshire's letter with copies of representations to him from the Lords Justices and Privy Council of Ireland, concerning the coining of 100 tons of copper for the use of that kingdom.Irish Book IX. p. 206.
Nov. 8Memorial to the Treasury from the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the officers and fees of the Courts of Justice of England and Wales.For 500l. to Joshua Sharpe their Secretary, for services in attending said Commissions and several under Commissions for same from 1735–6, January 13. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 19.
Nov. 11J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Forwarding a paper concerning a case of china, part of Baron de Steinberg's baggage, which he forgot and left behind him at Hanover on his last return thence with His Majesty.Customs Book XV. p,23.
Treasury warrant to sameTo accept a composition for smuggling from Edward Johnson of Rochester, mariner.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on Johnson's petition for leave to compound.
Ibid, pp. 23–4.
J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding the memorial of the Paymaster of the Forces concerning the contract for the clothing of the regiment of Invalids and the 25 Independent Companies of Invalids.Letter Book XIX. p. 551.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.Forwarding for report two bills of Hatton Compton, esq., Lieutenant of the Tower, for safeguarding a prisoner, 1737, Sept. 28, to 1738, August 24, and for contingent disbursements.Ibid, p. 553.
Nov. 12Petition to the Treasury from Messrs. Hammond, Singleton and Chester.Concerning ipecechuana shipped on a New England vessel re-named “Nostra de Piedade e bonne Successe.”Reference Book X. p. 165.
Same to same from Thomas Clarke, of Great Brington.For a lease of certain lands in East Haddon. co. Northants.Crown Lease Book V. p. 430.
Nov. 13J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Thomas Simonds, a tidesman, London port.Customs Book XV. p. 20.
Nov. 14A paper (endorsed ‘Mr. Knight’) recording the decision of three of the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the method of entry at the Customs House of certain books of prints, a book of birds dressed in their feathers, and a book of drawing of flowers. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 21.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To deliver to Mr. Blenman, Attorney General of Barbados, 2 cases of pictures containing full length family portraits.Letter Book XIX. p. 554.
Petition to the Treasury from James Laverett, of Headington, co. Oxford, yeoman.Concerning his forfeited recognizances for the prosecution of Thomas Strange.Reference Book X. p. 165.
Nov. 19J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To permit the landing from the “Chandois,” Robert Griffith, master, now in the river, of 2,000 muskets shipped from Rotterdam and consigned to Henry Fouquet to be stored at the Tower till they can be transported to Lisbon, or otherwise disposed of.
Appending:—Memorial to the Treasury from the Officers of Ordnance for the above.
Customs Book XV. p. 25.
Petition to the Treasury from Dr. Thomas Dover.For repayment of fines paid into the Court of the King's Bench on informations against him by Mr. Self of Renane, Wilts.Reference Book X. p. 166.
Nov. 20Same to same from Dame Susan Bacon, widow and executrix of Sir Edmond Bacon.Concerning the arrear of rent due from her late husband to the Crown for lands at Chatham.Ibid.
Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland.Exempting from the tax of 4s. per £, Ireland, Paul Whichcote, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, England, as Clerk of the Crown and Clerk of the Peace of the Province of Leinster.Irish Book IX p. 196.
Nov. 21J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Robert Sparke, tide surveyor, Dartmouth.Customs Book XV. p. 25.
Treasury warrant to same -To admit to an entry a parcel of ipececuana shipped by Messrs. Hammond, Singleton and Chester from Lisbon on board a New England built vessel, British owned, which for the sake of deceiving the enemy they had re-named “Nostra de Piedade e bonne Successe,” and manned with Portuguese: said vessel having been seized on its arrival.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petition of said Hammond, et al.
Ibid, pp. 26–7.
Nov. 21J. Scrope to the Board of Ordnance.For an account of the extraordinary charges incurred in the Ordnance Office on account of the expedition to the West Indies.Letter Book XIX. p. 554.
Nov. 24Petition to the Treasury from Mark Frost.For a reversionary lease of the tolls of the markets and fairs in the town of Romford, Essex.Crown Lease Book V. p. 430.
Same to same from William Gardner, clerk.For same of a messuage in Scotland Yard, Whitehall.Ibid.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.For an account, for the House of Commons, of the several sorts and quantities of corn exported from 1734, Xmas, to 1739, June 24, the places and ports of export and the bounty paid thereon.North Britain Book XIII. p. 72.
Nov. 25Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, London.On the memorial of Charleton Thruppe, of London, merchant, concerning wine, &c., imported into Ireland from Malaga before the outbreak of war with Spain, and subsequently shipped to Liverpool on the “James and Ann” and the “Two Brothers,” and there seized.
Minuted:—As under date Dec. 30, supra, p. 290. 6 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 24.
Petition to same from John Dennis.For the sheriff of Southampton town and county to pay over to him 26l. 5s. 5d., levied on Robert Home of said town, his debtor.Reference Book X. p. 166.
Nov. 26J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To put John Rowel, senr., formerly riding officer in Sussex, resigned, on the superannuated list.Customs Book XV. p. 30.
Nov. 27Same to the Excise Commissioners.Concerning William Hull's application for the allowance of duties on cider, afterwards made into vinegar.Letter Book XIX. p. 554.
Royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.To exempt from the tax of 4s. per £, Ireland, William Lord Harrington, on an annuity of 2,600l. per an.Irish Book IX. p. 209.
Nov. 28Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to Sir Dudley Ryder, Attorney General.For the sheriff of Kent to pay to Ralph Thompson 50l. levied on the outlawry of Strode Hyde, said Thompson's debtor.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 153–4.
Dec. 1J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For an account for the House of Commons of the moneys received in the Exchequer, England, from Scotland, 1734, Xmas, to 1740, Michaelmas.Letter Book XIX. p. 554.
Dec. 1J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners.For an account for the House of Commons of the produce of the duties on salt and charges of management, drawbacks and discounts from 1732, Lady Day, to 1740, Michaelmas, and how the net produce has been annually applied.Letter Book XIX. p. 555.
Petition to the Treasury from the East India Company.Concerning a seizure of thrown silk consigned to them from China as raw silk.Reference Book X. p. 167.
J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners, Scotland.For an account for the House of Commons of the gross and net produce of the duties on salt, the charges of management, drawbacks and discounts, from 1732, Lady Day, to 1740, Michaelmas.North Britain Book XIII. p. 72.
Treasury warrant to Sir Dudley Ryder.To remit to Onesiphorus Tyndall, Joseph Percivall, William Miller, John Ball, Harford Lloyd, all of Bristol, merchants, the King's share of the forfeiture of the ship “Escape,” John Fitzherbert master, condemned under the Act 13 Geo. II., prohibiting commerce with Spain.
Prefixing:—Petition to the King from said Tyndall et al.
Customs Book XV. pp. 29–30
Dec. 2Petition to the Treasury from James Potter, owner of the “Elizabeth,” of Topsham.For remission of His Majesty's half of the fine on the seizure of said ship for haying run tea on board.Reference Book X. p. 166.
Report to same from Auditor William Lowndes.On the petition of Dame Susannah Bacon, widow and executrix of Sir Edmund Bacon, concerning arrears of rent due to the Government for lands at Chatham and Gillingham, Kent. 1 page.
Enclosing
:—(a) Said petition with Treasury Order of reference, dated 1740, Nov. 20. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 26.
Dec. 3Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.To exempt from the tax of 4s. per £, Ireland, Augustus Schutz on his annuity of 1,200l. per an., of which he is possessed by an assignment from the administrators of the late Margueritte Gerderut, Countess de la Lippe, and also by royal grant.Irish Book IX, p. 210.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to George Spry, supervisor of riding officers, Portsmouth port.Customs Book XV. p 30.
Dec. 4Certificate by way of report to the Treasury from Nicholas Paxton.Of the value of the estates mortgaged to Thomas World et al. by Francis Negus.
Minuted:—As under date 1740–1, Feb. 26, infra.pages.
Appending:
—(a) Petition to the Treasury from Joseph Kell, of Woodbridge, co. Suffolk, mariner, concerning his mortgage of Shottisham Hall, part of said estates.
With Treasury order of reference of date 1739–40, March 26. 2 pages.
(b) (c) (d) 3 affidavits by Jos. Kell (with a schedule), Daniel Whincopp, and William Hurnard et al. respectively. 3½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 27.
Dec. 5Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Enclosing (a) infra for the information of the Treasury. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Report to the Privy Council from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Edward Clarke Parish and Mr. Osborne, of London, owners of the “Rebecca,” Peter Innes master, bound from New York to Holland with wheat, but detained at Portsmouth under the embargo. 2½ pages.
(b) Affidavit by said Parish concerning the ship. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 28.
J. Scrope to the Directors of the East India Company.For an account of the species of the stores and provisions which said company wishes to export, notwithstanding the embargo, for the support of their settlements abroad.Letter Book XIX. p. 556.
Dec. 8Petition to the Treasury from Richard Holdsworth, prisoner in the Fleet.For release, having been 3 years in prison for smuggling tea.Reference Book X. p. 167.
Dec. 9Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, the Tellers, Chamberlains. Deputy Chamberlains, and Tally Cutter at the Receipt, and to the Auditor of the aid in question.To destroy incorrect tallies purporting the payment of 4000l. by Edward Lynch on account of the 14th two shilling aid, 1735, and to strike a fresh one for the payment of same by Thomas Starling, Receiver General of part of the County of Suffolk, the true payer thereof, to whom Lynch acted as deputy.
Prefixing:—Petition to the Treasury from Samuel Pellant, executor of said Starling, and report thereon by the Taxes Commissioners.
Affairs of Taxes IV. pp.290–1.
Same to Edward Clarke, Receiver General for part of Suffolk.To repay to abovesaid Pellant 15l. 0s. 8d. overpaid by him in the final accompt of said Starling.
Appending:—Certificate by Auditor W. Lowndes of said overpayment.
Ibid, p. 292.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.For an account for the House of Commons of the surplusage of the malt tax as by the vote of the 5th instant.North Britain Book XIII. p. 77.
Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, ordaining a letter of tack to pass the Privy Seal of Scotland.Of the few and teind duties payable out of the parish of Newburn, to Sir John Anstruther, of Anstruther, Bart.Ibid, pp. 79–81.
Same ordaining a gift to pass same.Of the abbey of Aberbrothook in favour of the town of Aberbrothook.Ibid, pp. 81–2.
J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding 2 lists of men victualled at Gibraltar by Thomas Revel, 1740, August 11 to Oct. 5.Letter Book XIX. p. 556.
Dec. 9Treasury warrant to Sir Dudley Rider, Attorney General.To enter a noli prosequi to the information against Edward Johnson, of Rochester, for smuggling.Customs Book XV. p. 24.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells and all other officers and ministers of the Exchequer.To rectify a mistake in tallies struck for Malt duties, 1737 and 1738.
Appending and prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from the Excise Commissioners thereon, and report on same by Lord Walpole, Auditor of the Receipt.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 373–5.
Same to Sir Dudley Ryder, Attorney General.To discharge Thomas Hayward, a prisoner in the County gaol of Wilts, of a forfeited recognizance of 200l. for not appearing at the Wilts assizes.Ibid, p. 375.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his Deputy.For a lease to David Davies of all mines of minerals in the waste or common called Moneth Micnint in the parish of Llanycil, or elsewhere in the commons or wastes of the manor or Lordship of Penlyn, co. Merioneth.
Prefixing and appending:— Surveyor General's constat, ratal, and entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book V. pp. 431–2.
Same to same -For same to John Viscount Galway, of lands in Hodrod, parcel of the late Monastery of Saint Oswald, co. York, and late parcel of the possessions of the Hospital of the Savoy.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises and memorandum by Auditor W. Lowndes; and Surveyor's ratal, &c., as above.
Ibid, pp. 438–43.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a constat or particular of certain lead mines in Llechwedd Oyernant, in Penmachno parish, of which Arthur Robinson prays a lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Robinson's petition for same.
Ibid, p. 433.
Same to sameFor same of lands in Dironwey, in the commot of Talybolion, Anglesea, of which Margaret Roberts, widow, and Margaret Roberts, spinster, pray a new lease.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 434–5.
Same to same -For same of messuages in Jermyn Street, of which William Ball Waring prays extension of lease.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 435–8.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.To permit the Ordnance Officers to import from Holland a quantity of gunpowder for a particular purpose to be brought thence in the “Isaac and Elizabeth” sloop, John Mathews, master, at several times, and to be consigned to Mr. Israel Harrison at Tilbury Fort.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Office of Ordnance.
Customs Book XV. p. 36.
Dec. 9Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order of the King in Council, prefixed in detail.Allowing Madeira wines for the fleet to be imported into Jamaica duty free from on board the “Robin Hood,” David Little John master.Customs Book XV. p. 37.
Same to same - -To enlarge from prison Nicholas Bayley, convicted at Dorchester Assizes for assaulting a Customs officer, on his immediately entering himself on board one of His Majesty's ships of war.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on said Bayly's petition.
Ibid, pp. 38–9.
Same to same -To remit to Hannah Bird, widow, interest on bonds given by her late husband, Michael Bird, in 1730, with others named, as security for Hugh Arbuthnot, late tobacco merchant.
Prefixing:—Report as above on said Hannah Bird's petition.
Ibid, pp. 39–42.
Dec. 10J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To pass the baggage of Count de Ostein, minister plenipotentiary from the Queen of Hungary.Ibid, p. 36.
Treasury warrant to the Justices of the Peace of the County of Essex.Granting to Henry Thompson the Kings third share of the penalty on William Stephens, a deer stealer, apprehended by him in Waltham Forest.Money Book XL. p. 264.
Dec. 11Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Forwarding (a) infra for Treasury directions thereupon. 1½ pages.
Appending:
—(a) Letter from the Customs officers at Portsmouth, dated 1740, Dec. 10, to said Commissioners concerning the French ship “St. Fabian,” of Cherbourg, Anthony Bertrong master, laden with wheat at Port Blanche in Bretagne for Dunkirk, and temporarily detained under the embargo on all ships laden with corn according to the Order in Council of the 27th ult. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 29.
Petition to the Treasury from John Radburne.Concerning his bond for William Toll for tobacco duties.Reference Book X. p. 167.
Dec. 12Report to the King from the Lords of the Treasury.On the petition of the East India Company for leave to export provisions, detailed, for the support of their settlements at St. Helena and the Island of Bombay on the ships now bound to the East Indies; said petition having been referred to the Treasury by an Order of Council of the 3rd instant.Customs Book XV. p. 43.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To permit the French ship “St. Fabian,” of Cherbourg, laden with wheat from Bretagne to Dunkirk, for the service of the King of France, and now at Portsmouth harbour under embargo, to proceed on its voyage.Ibid, p. 43.
Dec. 15Petition to the Treasury from Jane Pendock.For a building lease of a small lodging in Whitehall, for which she and her uncle, Philip Pendock, have paid an annuity to Mrs. Jane Matthews for above 20 years.Crown Lease Book V. p. 385.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To permit the Office of Ordnance to import from Rotterdam in the “Anna and Lepora,” sloop, Bowen Cranwall, master, 1,672 muskets and bayonets.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from said Office of Ordnance.
Customs Book XV. p. 44.
Petition to the Treasury from John Ball, Mark Harford, and Michael Miller.For drawback on tobacco shipped at Bideford for Bremen on the “Betty,” John Tucker, master, but ruined by said ship grounding at Appledore, Barnstaple port.Reference Book X. p. 168.
Same to same from Richard Vincent, mariner.Concerning the seizure at Liverpool of the “Brothers,” of Limerick, for having on board Spanish wines imported into Cork in March and May last.Ibid, p. 169.
Dec. 17Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To make forth and place as so much cash in the Office of the Tellers at the Receipt 750,000l. in Exchequer bills on malt, 1740, to complete the whole credit thereon.Money Book XL. p. 273.
Dec. 19Petition to the Treasury from Henry Hawley.For a new lease of a messuage with coachhouse, &c., in Hedge Lane. London.Crown Lease Book V. p. 430.
J. Scrope to Mr. PaxtonTo pay Mr. Dent 44l. 10s. 6d. being a bill of law charges.Letter Book XIX. p. 557.
Same to the Trustees for improving fisheries and manufactures, Scotland.Transmitting an order of the House of the 18th instant, and requesting copies of their reports therein referred to to be made out and laid before said House.North Britain Book XIII. p. 78.
Dec. 23Same to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the services of John Cornelius in surveying and inspecting the supervisors and all the riding officers, the commanders and sitters of all Customs vessels in Essex and Suffolk.Customs Book XV. p. 47.
Dec. 24Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Revell.For 1,040l. 5s. 0d. for victualling Col. Oglethorpe's regiment in Georgia, 1739–40, March 8. to 1740, Sept. 7.Reference Book X. p. 170.
Dec. 26Same to same from William Steuart.For 816l. 17s.d. for fees and expenses, 1739, Xmas, to 1740, Xmas, as Paymaster of Pensions.Ibid, p. 169.
Dec. 27Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order of the King in Council of the 24th instant, prefixed in detail.Permitting the East India Company to export provisions detailed for the use of their settlements in the Island of St. Helena and the Island of Bombay.Customs Book XV. p. 48.
Dec. 29Treasury warrant to John Eckersall, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs.To pay arrears of salary of 12l. per an. to Charles Westfaling and Jonathan Burward, junr., as jointly one of the 5 undersearchers, London port, from 12 April, 7 George II., date of their letters patent as such, to the date of letters patent revoking same.Customs Book XV. pp. 50–1.
Same to the Excise Commissioners.To repay William Hull the Excise duty on cider made into vinegar.
Prefixing:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on said Hulls petition for same.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. pp. 377–8.
Same to William Lowndes, one of the auditors of land revenues of the Crown.To make forth a debenture on the Receiver of Land Revenues, co. Kent, for paying to the officers of the manor of Otford, Kent, arrears of salary during the vacancy of the Stewardship of said manor.
Prefixing:—Memorial to the Treasury from the Duke of Dorset, High Steward, Bailiff, Woodward, and Under Steward of the several manors in the Honour of Otford for the above.
Ibid, pp. 378–9.
Charles Carkesse to John Scrope, dated Custom House, London.Forwarding (a) infra. 1 page
Appending:
—(a) Extract of a letter from the Collector and Comptroller of Customs at Falmouth concerning the ship “Magdalen” from Dublin, John Dampsey master, and under embargo at Falmouth. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCIV. No. 34.
Dec. 30Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1740 Xmas quarter's income of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of the income and liability of said fund for said quarter.
Money Book XL. pp. 293–4.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.To remit to John Duff, of Culbin, interest and costs on his tobacco bonds for Patrick and William Mackay.
Appending:—Report to the Treasury from said Commissioners on the petition of James Blair, merchant in Edinburgh, and Andrew Hay, of Montblairy, writer to the Signet, trustees for the creditors of said Duff: and said petition of said Blair and Hay; and statement of the debt to the crown from said Duff, McKay and Company, and memorandum thereupon.
North Britain Book XIII. pp. 83–8.
Same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant, of date 1740. June 23, 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 and Kensington, including inter al. items for Baron Steinberg and Mrs. Stetling, Duchess of Dorset, Col Pelham, Lady Ann Montagu, Lady Belle Finch, Mrs. Betty Boatson, and brass arms to be fixed to a chamber organ: to an estimate of 1,672l.Lord Chamber-lain's Warrant Book II. pp. 150–1.
Dec. 30Treasury warrant for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of date 1740, August 7, to the Duke of Montagu.For the delivery to John Tinker, Governor of the Bahamas, of Bibles, &c., and furniture for the service of His Majesty's chapel there: to an estimate of 106l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 152.
Dec. 31J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Approving their action in the seizing and putting under embargo of the ships “Mary,” from Waterford, James Barr; “Matilda,” from Cork,Philip Noal; and “Magdalene,” from Dublin, John Dempsey, all laden with victuals.Customs Book XV. pp. 49–50.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1740 Xmas quarter's income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of the income and liability of said fund for said quarter.
Money Book XL. pp. 283–4.