Warrants for Minor Appointments
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'Warrants for Minor Appointments: 1740', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 4: 1739-1741 (1901), pp. 419-433. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91953 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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TABLE III.
1740.
Letters Patents, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions and Orders relating to Appointments.
1739–40.
Date.Nature of Order or Entry and Substance of Appointment.Reference.
Jan. 4Treasury warrant. Thos. Parsons, preventive officer in London port, loco William Phillips, deceased; Nicholas Molland, riding officer at Dymchurch, Dover port, loco John Gates, deceased; Charles Lilliston, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco Lawrence Wilson, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 399.
Same [to the Customs Commissioners]. John Cleland, surveyor and comptroller [of Customs] of South Carolina and Bahama Islands, loco Gilbert Higginson, deceased.Ibid, pp. 398, 405.
Jan. 7Same to same. Nathaniel Bradshaw, a tidesman on the inferior list, London port, loco John Pay to be superseded, George Gould, collector of the port of Bath town, North Carolina, loco John Raised, deceased; William Dobson, boatman at Helbre and Hoylake, Liverpool port, to be tidesman at Liverpool, loco James Ellames, dismissed; George Sweeting to succeed Dobson as boatman; Thomas Bindley, a boatman at Wisbech, loco John Wardal, employed elsewhere; James Kelsal, landwaiter at Liverpool, loco Samuel Jones, superannuated; Gregory Girling, tidesman. ibid, loco George Wilson, dismissed; Thomas Chapman, same, London, loco George Ellis, deceased; John James, riding surveyor at Cromer, Yarmouth port, loco John Bayfield, dismissed.Ibid, p. 405.
Jan. 10Same to same. Thomas Barret, waterman at Gravesend to be same at London, loco William Nelson, deceased; John Fletcher to succeed Barret at Gravesend.Ibid.
Jan. 15Treasury Commission. Jonas Malden surveyor of houses, Essex.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Jan. 21Royal letters patent by the King. Thomas Clarke of Grays Inn. to be one of the King's Counsel learned in the law, with the wages and fees of 40l. of good and lawful money of Great Britain yearly.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. p. 449.
Jan. 24Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for a new Commission of Stamps, with John Plumptre, junr., esq., in place of Sir Brocas Gardiner, deceased: the new Commissioners “for managing the several duties arising by stamped vellum, parchment and paper, and the rates upon moneys to be given with clerks and apprentices” to be as follows, viz.: Richard Shelley, William Blair, Matthew Kenrick John Bird, and John Plumptre, junr.: with the salary of 400l. per an. each, and with William Brydges as secretary or chief clerk at 200l. per an.
Memorandum. The letters patent bear date 1739–40, Feb. 7.
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 433–4.
Jan. 24Treasury warrant. James Archibald, a watchman of the salt duty at Kirkcaldy, loco Hugh Coldan, who declined the service, at 15l. per an.; William Adam, an officer of the same duty, Prestonpans, loco Gilbert Moir, preferred, at 25l. per an.; James Smitton, a watchman of the same at Borrowstounness, loco William Brown, who never appeared, at 15l. per an.; David Bonar, a land carriage waiter at the Gates of Edinburgh, loco Archibald Wales, deceased, at 20l. per an., Samuel Proctor, a tidesman at Port Glasgow, loco Robert Miller, deceased, at 20l. per an.; John Buchanan, surveyor, landwaiter, and searcher at Campbeltown, loco John Campbell, deceased, at 25l. per an.; William Wardroper, landwaiter and searcher at Anstruther, loco William Read, preferred, at 25l. per an.; Ronald McDonald, a tidesman at Leith, loco James McCulloch, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; Joshua Lambert, same. Leith, loco James McCulloch, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; John Clark, land carriage waiter at the Gates of Edinburgh, loco William Alves, preferred, at 20l. per an.; John Scott, a tidesman at Port Glasgow, loco John Mitchell, deceased, at 20l. per an.North Britain Book XII. p. 470.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Zachariah Alford, waiter, searcher, and riding officer at Grimsby, Hull port, loco Edward Thompson, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 405.
Jan. 25Treasury Commission. Richard Wollaston, of the town of Shrewsbury, to be Receiver General for 1739 for the county of Salop.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 267.
Feb. 6Treasury warrant. Abraham Warr, surveyor of houses, co. Pembroke, loco Benj. Couch, dismissed.Ibid, p. 12.
Feb. 7Commission in the form of letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Richard Shelley, William Blair, Matthew Kenrick, John Bird, and John Plumptre, junr, Stamp Commissioners, said Plumptre being in place of Sir Brocas Gardiner, deceased, with a salary of 400l. per an. each, and with William Bridges as their secretary or chief clerk, &c., as above.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 482–5.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Woodden, a waterman, London port, loco Thomas Prat, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 405.
Feb. 12Same to same. Walter Thomas, customs surveyor at Chester, loco Ralph Harwood, superseded; John Grove, coastwaiter, London port, loco William Copley, superseded; William Etherington, tidesman and boatman, Hull, loco John Wetherill, deceased.Ibid.
Feb. 14Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor-General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, appointing Thomas Viscount Weymouth chief Ranger and Keeper of St. James's, Park, adjoining the royal palaces of Whitehall and St. James's, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging: and of the Herbage and Pannage of the said park (so far as it may not be prejudicial to the feed of the deer), and all the lops, tops, and crops of trees, and all dead and windfall trees, and the custody of the said park, with the several lodges and gates, and of all other the usual fees for all deer that shall be killed in said park, and allowances of a fee buck and a fee doe every season, and all other profits, fees, &c., &c., with a salary of 260l. per an. for himself, 200l. per an. for feed for the fish and fowl in the park, and for nets, boats, and incidents, 50l. for hay for the deer, 228l. 2s. 6d. for 3 underkeepers and 2 gatekeepers, and 54l. 15s. 0d. for a keeper of the wilderness in said park; all to commence from 1739, Dec. 4: all during pleasure, and to hold in as ample manner, &c., as Philip Earl of Pembroke, George Duke of Albemarle, John Earl of Bath. Jervice Price, esq.. Sir Robert Thorold, Sir William Harbord, Walter Viscount Chetwynd, and William Earl of Essex, or any of them, have held same.
Said bill further to contain a grant to same of the office or place of Keeper of the Mall in the said park, with the fee or salary of 100l. per an. from same date and during pleasure.
King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 453–4.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Stamps, to issue their deputation to John Thompson to be a layer and taker of paper on and from the rolling presses, loco Frederick Cole, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 279.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Richard Facey, boatman, Plymouth, loco Samuel Chalke, deceased; John Jane, tidesman and boatman. Penzance, loco Anthony Toms, superannuated; Hitchin Spiller, tidesman, ibid, loco Giles Merritt, superannuated; John Parminster, waiter and searcher, Appledore, Bideford port, loco John Hey, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 405.
Feb.18Same to same. Stephen Kingwell, a tidesman, superior list, London port, loco Jonathan Fisher, deceased; James Mallock to succeed Kingwell on the inferior list.Ibid.
Feb, 19Same to same. Robert Martin, commander of the “Princess Mary” sloop, in the service of the customs in London port, loco William Robinson, deceased.Ibid.
Feb. 22Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Francis Huchenson to be Chester Herald at Arms, loco Edward Stibbs, lately deceased.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 481–2.
Feb. 25Same, by the King. Heneage Legge, of the Inner Temple, one of the King's Counsel learned in the law.Ibid, p. 449.
Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners. William Beck, a noontender, London port, to be a watchman, loco William Davis, dismissed; Giles Raulins to succeed Beck as noontender; Robert Templer, a watchman, London port, loco James Phelps, dismissed: Thomas Brown, a watchman, London Port, loco John Ruark, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 418.
Feb. 27Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Robert Copley, tidesman at Whitehaven, loco Jonathan Bell, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 418.
March 7Same to same. James Hurdis, collector at Newhaven, loco Edward Clark, deceased; William Nobles, riding officer at Piel [? Pilling], Lancaster port, loco Thomas Badcliffe, deceased; William Bellamy, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Thomas Harvey, deceased; — Carbridge, deputy comptroller, Newhaven, loco James Hurdis, preferred, to be collector there.Ibid.
March 10Same to same. William Henry Solly, collector of customs, Sandwich port loco Richard Maundy, deceased.Ibid.
March 11Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a new commission of wine licences (of Commissioners, Managers, and Agents for granting Licences for selling and uttering by retail all and every or any kind of Wines whatsoever in any city or place within the Kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, and town of Berwick-on-Tweed), with Henry Harris in place of Joseph Ferrers: the new commissioners to be Richard Plumpton, John Jolliffe, Anthony Corbiere, Thomas Gordon, and Henry Harris, with a salary of 300l. per an. each.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 465–6.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Alexander Smith, a waterman at Gravesend, loco Stephen Goldsmith, superannuated.Customs Book XIV. p. 418.
March 12Same to same. John Tuckett. landwaiter, Bridgwater port, loco William Hill, deceased.
Memorandum:—Another warrant was signed for him, 1740–1, Feb. 6.
Ibid.
March 14Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Thomas Viscount Weymouth, chief Ranger and Keeper of St. James's Park and Keeper of the Mall, loco William Earl of Essex.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 469–71.
March 15Commission under form of royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal to Richard Plumpton, John Jolliffe, Anthony Corbière, Thomas Gordon, and Henry Harris, as Wine License Commissioners.Ibid, pp. 471–4.
March 20Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Rowland Bateman, tidesman and boatman at Angle [“Nangle”], Milford port, loco John Reece, deceased; John Berry, a tidesman on the inferior list, to be put on the superior list, loco John Burgess, deceased; John Smith to succeed Berry in the inferior list, ibid; John Holborow, a watchman, Bristol, loco John Veale, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 418.
1740.
March 25
Same to same. Roger Owsley, a tidesman at Lyme Regis, to be surveyor, ibid, loco Joseph Whitney, deceased; Thomas Bragge, a land carriage man at Bristol, to succeed Owsley as tidewaiter at Lyme Regis; Edward Penny to succeed Bragge as land carriage man at Bristol.Ibid.
March 27Royal sign manual, countersigned by tho Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, to appoint George Speke, of Curry Rivell, co. Somerset, Comptroller of the duties on Excise, loco Sir Edmond Elwill, deceased, to execute said office by himself or deputy with a salary of 700l. per an. for himself and 1,420l. for salaries and allowances for his deputy or deputies and clerks and others in his office.King's Warrant Book XXXIII. pp. 486–7.
March 27Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy for letters patent under the seal of the Exchequer Court to appoint Owen Brereton steward and keeper of the Courts within His Majesty's Lordship of Denbigh, loco Uvedale Price.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 291.
March 31Same to the Customs Commissioners. Richard Smith, riding officer at Sero, Yarmouth port, loco John Bayly, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 418.
April 1Royal letters patent by the King. John Talbot, of Lincolns Inn, second Justice of Chester and Flint, and of Denbigh and Montgomery, with the fees and wages of 50l., loco Matthew Skinner.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 9–10.
April 2Royal sign manual countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal to appoint Peter Lord King Out-Ranger of Windsor Forest, during good behaviour, with a salary of 600l. per an. for himself, keepers' wages, and all other charges whatsoever, loco his brother. John Lord King, deceased.Ibid. p. 13.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Mallock, tidesman and boatman at Exeter, loco John Pitts, deceased; John Eales, tidesman in the inferior list. London port, loco said Mallock; Richard Woods, tidesman at Liverpool, loco John Dent, dismissed; Joseph Eaton, same, ibid, loco William Wright, deceased f John Polhill, riding officer at the Decoy House, Rye port, loco Brian Hodgson, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 418.
April 4Treasury letters patent. Francis Thurkill, searcher of customs, Boston port, loco Robert Newton, deceased.Ibid, p. 453.
April 10Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Christopher Gunman, collector at Dover, loco Thomas Wrickes, deceased.Ibid, p. 452.
April 14Same to same. Richard White, weighing porter. London, loco William Richardson, deceased; James Phelps, watchman, ibid, loco William Kimberley, deceased.Ibid.
April 16Treasury letters patent. John Wyndham, gent., approved as deputy to George Speke, Comptroller of the revenues of Excise.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 295.
April 21Royal letters patent by the King. Thomas Parker, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, to be one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas.King's Warrant BookXXXIV. p. 107.
April 22Treasury warrant to the Lord Chief Baron and other Barons of the Exchequer Court to administer to John Saint John the usual oath for his faithful execution of the office of Comptroller of the Customs. London port, said office having been granted 24 Nov., 8 Geo. I., to John Saint John and Holles Saint John, jointly, in reversion to Charles Downing, esq., and said Holles Saint John and Charles Downing being both deceased, whereby said John Saint John is solely entitled to said office.Customs Book XIV. p. 460.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. John Quilter, waiter and searcher at Burnham, Maldon port, loco William Saywell, deceased.Ibid, p. 452.
April 29Same to same. Thomas Arnold, watchman, Bristol port, loco Timothy Davies, deceased.Ibid.
April 29Royal letters patent by the King. John Lord Hervey, the custody or office of Keeper of the Privy Seal, loco Francis Earl of Godolphin, thereto appointed 15 May, 8 Geo. II.; with the yearly fee of 365l., payable at the Exchequer, and with all fees profits, commodities, allowances, preheminencies, authorities, and advantages to same pertaining.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 49–50.
May 2Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. James Lindsay, a watchman, London port, loco John Cook, deceased; Charles Mitchel, tidesman and boatman, Dover, loco John Bachelor, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p 452.
May 3Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for a grant to Robert Lord Walpole, of the office of Ranger and Keeper of the New Park, near Richmond, Surrey, and custody, survey, and preservation of all the houses, lodges, edifices, walks, deer, wild beasts, &c., &c., for life, with survivorship to his father, Sir Robert Walpole: all with the fees of 3 bucks and 3 does every season, and 6s. per diem, payable at the Exchequer, and browze, wood, windfall. &c., &c., in as ample manner as Laurence Earl of Rochester. Henry Earl of Rochester, or any others formerly enjoying said office.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 41.
May 5Royal Commission under the form of letters patent by writ of Privy Seal for John Tinker to be Captain General and Governor-in Chief of the Bahama Islands, loco Richard Fitzwilliam, appointed thereto by letters patent under the Great Seal of Great Britain, 22 Feb. 6 Geo. II.Ibid, p. 43.
May 8Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Richard Lake, riding officer at Lydd, Dover port, loco James Hobday, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p 452.
May 10Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John, Duke of Montagu, “Master General, as well of all and all manner of our Ordnance as of our arms, armorys, and other habiliments of War,” loco John Duke of Argyll and Greenwich appointed thereto 3 August, 1 Geo. II.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 42–3.
May 13Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy for a reversionary lease to Thomas Fane of the office of gauger, Bristol port, for 29 years, from the feast of the Birth of our Lord, 1741, in as ample manner, &c., as Jane Bromley, Nicholas Burroughs, William Perry, or any other formerly holding said office: all under the yearly rental of 9l. 2s. 0d.Customs Book XIV. pp. 404–5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. John Toynbee, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco John Curror.Ibid, p. 452.
May 15Treasury Commission. John Haddy of the city of Exeter to be Receiver General for part of Devon for 1739.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 267
Same. John Haddy, of the city of Exeter, gent., Receiver General of duties on houses for part of Devon.Ibid, p. 236.
May 20Treasury warrant to the Stamp Commissioners, approving their presentment, prefixed, of John Arnold, as searcher and surveyor of cards and dice, loco John Slewcock, deceased, at 45l. per an.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 296.
May 20Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners. John Ives, unior, to be distributor of stamps in Yarmouth, loco Robert Bird, resigned.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 249.
Treasury warrant. Thos. Brooks, surveyor of houses, London, loco Charles Bromfield, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Same. William Cairns, land carriage waiter, Edinburgh. loco John Clerk, who declines, at 20l. per an.; Thomas Martin, tidesman at Dumfries, loco Francis Irvin, resigned, at 15l. per an.; John Carnegy, same. Aberdeen, loco Geo. Seton, dismissed, at 18l. per an.; William Brown, same, ibid, loco William Fawside, dismissed, at same; Colin Buchanan, same, Glasgow, loco Colin Campbell, deceased, at 20l. per an.; Alexander Greig, William Mason, and David Rattray, same, Aberdeen, locis Michael Balfour, Patrick Robinson and Joseph Farquarson, dismissed, at 18l. per an. each; William Bathgate, same ibid, loco Alexander Hay, dismissed, at same: James Archiba[l]d salt officer at Borrowstounness, loco James Lindsay, deceased, at 25l. per an.; Duncan Campbell, tidesman at Dunbar, loco George Harper, deceased, at 20l. per an.; David McCulloch, landwaiter and searcher at Prestonpans, an 25l. per an., loco Andrew Lythgow, deceased. Alexander Ross, watchman of the salt duty at Borrowstounness. loco James Smitton, warranted at Alloa, at 15l. per an.; Lawrence Gib. a tide surveyor at Dundee, loco David Ross, resigned, at 25l. per an.; James Glen, watchman of the salt duty at Borrowstounness, at 15l. per an., loco John Hunter, dismissed; James Cunningham, comptroller at Irvine, loco Robert Montgomery, deceased, at 30l. per an.; Kenneth Campbell, tidesman in Orkney, loco David Erskine, deceased, at 15l. per an.; James Mackay, same at Kirkcaldy, loco Charles Junkins. deceased, at 20l. per an.; Alexander Smith, same at Prestonpans, loco Elias Ross, deceased, at 20l. per an.; William Stevenson, same, Ayr. loco Robert Hamilton, dismissed, at 15l. per an.; John Hay, mate of the “Princess Ann” sloop loco John Henderson, dismissed, at 25l. per an.; Alexander Munro, surveyor, landwaiter and searcher at Loch Broom, loco John McKenzie, resigned, at 20l. per an.North Britain Book XIII. p. 11.
May 21Same to the Customs Commissioners. Nathaniel Cleveland, tide surveyor, London port, loco Rowland Jenkins, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 452.
May 22Same to same. Richard Vincent, tidesman in the superior list London port, loco Jer. Idle, deceased. Richard Sizer, to succeed Vincent in the inferior list; William Tate, tidesman, Newcastle, loco George Moone, deceased.Ibid.
June 4Same to same. Jonathan Bradstreet, additional landwaiter, London port; William Hawys. landwaiter in the superior list [London], loco John Newman, resigned; William Harris, tidesman, superior list, ibid, loco James Wellman, deceased; John Danford to succeed Harris in the inferior list; Charles Collins, Deputy Comptroller, Arundel port, loco Robert Stokes; Thomas Swain, tidesman, Lyme Regis, loco John Carswell, deceased; John Knapp, waterman, London, loco Samuel Robins, deceased.Ibid.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners. Thomas Hopper, distributor of stamps, co. Durham, loco Thomasine Paxton, resigned.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 296.
June 5Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Charles Cottrell, Assistant Master of the Ceremonies in cases only where the Master of the Ceremonies cannot be personally present, “hereby authorizing him by order of our Chamberlain of our Household for the time being to give his attendance for the receipt and entertainment of all ambassadors and messengers of foreign princes and other strangers from time to time”: all loco John Ingliss, deceased, with the wages and fee of 6s. 8d. per diem from 1740, May 9 last, together with any expenses as allowed by the Chamberlain, Vice-Chamberlain, or principal Secretary for the time being.King's Warrant Boo XXXIV. pp. 51–2.
Same by same. Robert Cottrell, the office or place of Marshal of the Ceremonies, to attend on foreign ministers: loco John Ingliss, deceased, with the yearly salary of 100l., payable at the Exchequer from 1740, May 9.Ibid, pp. 52–3.
Same by same. William Earl of Jersey, the offices of Warden and Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre of all the royal forests, chaces, paries, and warrens on this side Trent, and keeper and master of the game of all the same aforesaid, with all manner of wages, fees, rewards, privileges, jurisdictions, &c., &c., thereto pertaining (except a certain fee or profit commonly called the Justice acre, heretofore had or received by reason of the said offices, by any of our justices of the Forest for or concerning the sale of any our woods and underwoods within the said forests, chaces, parks and warrens): further, with power and authority to hear and determine all manner of pleas, complaints, and causes of the forests, chaces, parks and warrens aforesaid, and to ordain and to constitute all manner of offices in the same: and further with power, for certain fines with him to be made, to give especial licence to any subjects that they and any of them may lawfully make whatsoever coppices of all and all manner of their trees, woods, and underwoods growing within the said forests, &c., and also cause the said trees, woods, and underwoods in such coppices to be felled and carried away in the proper seasons, and to enclose such coppices as hath been accustomed, according to the Assize of the Forest, said licences to be as valid as if granted under the Great Seal out of Chancery: all with an annuity or yearly rent of 100l. from date hereof, and another same of 100 marks: all in succession to Charles Lord Cornwallis, appointed to the said office by letters patent under the Great Seal of 15 Sept. 1 Geo. II.Ibid, pp. 54–7.
June 11Letters patent by the Guardians and Justices of the Kingdom. James Reynolds, Serjeant at Law, to be one of the Barons of the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 123.
June 18Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Pelham, junior, surveyor, waiter and searcher, Shoreham, loco John Pelham, superannuated; John Hensly, boatman. Minehead, loco Walter Webber, deceased; James Blake, riding officer at Yarmouth, loco Samuel Mitchell, deceased; Thomas Norman, coastwaiter, Portsmouth, loco William Henn, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 452.
June 26Same to same. Thomas Butler and Thomas Simonds, tidesmen in the inferior list, London port, preferred to the superior list, locis John Paxton and Abraham de Kewer; — Kingdom and Joseph Bartholomew to succeed them on the inferior list; Edward Treby, coastwaiter, Plymouth, loco Joseph Blanchard, deceased; Richard White, tidesman and boatman. Weymouth, loco Barker Russell, superseded.Ibid.
July 4Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to constitute James Thompson a tidesman in Liverpool port, loco James Morgan, superannuated. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 23.
Same to same. Robert Jarvis, a tide surveyor, Yarmouth, loco Joseph Hawes, deceased. 1 page.Ibid, No. 24.
Same to same. Matthew Mead, additional landwaiter. London port; John Adderley, preferred to superior list [landwaiters, London port], loco Christopher Torlesse, deceased; Robert Watson and Thomas Johnson, tidesmen, Yarmouth, locis Francis Baldra and William Taylor, deceased; Robert Jarvis, tide surveyor, Yarmouth, loco Joseph Hawes, deceased; Robert Knowles, tidesman, Chester, loco John Bickerton, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 452.
Treasury order for royal letters patent for constituting John Keene, a King's waiter, London port, loco James Harvie, deceased.Ibid, pp. 483–4.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, and to the Collector inwards, or his deputy, London port, to administer the oath to Richard Frewin, as deputy to Robert Hammond, a King's waiter, London port.Ibid. p. 484.
Same to same. William West, riding officer at Dymchurch, Dover port, loco William Tournay, deceased; Henry Parr, a tidesman, London port, loco John Swainson, deceased: Richard Church, boatman, Yarmouth port, loco John Bateman, deceased; James (corrected to Edward) Barnett, same, Liverpool, loco Richard Stockton, superannuated; James Thompson, tidesman, ibid, loco James Morgan, super- annuated; John McMullen, same, ibid, loco James McMullen, superannuated; John Evans, junior, boatman, Chester port, loco William Humphreys, deceased.Ibid, p. 486.
Treasury Commissions. Peter Davenport, et al., detailed, respectively and severally Receivers General of land tax, 1740. for co. Chester, &c., and for other counties, severally detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp 284–5.
July 5Same. Richard Gildart, junr., of Liverpool, et al., detailed, severally and respectively Receivers General as above of land tax, 1740, for co. Lancashire, and other counties severally detailed.Ibid, pp. 285–6.
July 9Treasury warrants. Robert Mackilligan, tidesman at Aberdeen, loco William Meason, dismissed, at 18l. per an.; Patrick Morison, same at Anstruther, loco William Grieve, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; Andrew MacClaghing, same, Dundee, loco James Young, dismissed, at 18l. per an.; Patrick Creighton, watchman at Prestonpans, at 15l. per an., loco Alexander Fleming; Edward Blackstock, commander of the “Prince William” sloop, loco Nathaniel Tucker, preferred at 50l. per an.North Britain Book XIII. p. 35.
July 10Treasury Commission. John Baker of Hawkhurst, co. Kent, Receiver General of duties on houses, co. Kent.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 236.
July 10Treasury Commission. James Bull, of Kingstone, co. Hereford, Receiver General of land tax, 1740, for the counties of Brecon, Radnor, and Montgomery.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 287.
Same. John Bodicoate. of Lombard Street, London. et al., detailed, severally and respectively Receivers General of land tax, 1740, for co. Essex and other counties respectively detailed.Ibid, pp. 286–7.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Samuel Nunn, collector at Southwold, loco Jonathan Nunn, dismissed; Thomas Rose, riding officer at Bridlington, loco John Staveley, deceased; William Massey, noontender, London port, loco Thomas Goddard; Thomas Goddard, preferable weighing porter, London port, loco William Massey; Peter Ellery, boatman at Wilcove, Plymouth port, loco Nat. Deeble, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 486.
July 11Same to same. Benjamin Bosher, tidesman and boatman, Tenby, Milford port, loco John Gwyther, resigned; Edward Spratt, riding officer at the Decoy House, Rye port, loco John Polhill, deceased.Ibid.
Aug. 6Same to same. Joseph Ruffiat, waiter and searcher at Polruan, Fowey port, to succeed Thomas Goodal as deputy-searcher in said port; John Mould to succeed Ruffiat as waiter and searcher; Philip Symon, boatman at St. Mawes, Falmouth port, loco Andrew Angoland, deceased.Ibid.
Aug. 8Same to same. Samuel Harris, tidesman and boatman, Exeter port, loco John Tobin, deceased; John Wale, landwaiter on the superior list, London port, loco Francis Manning; Giles Stevens to succeed Wale on the inferior list.Ibid.
Aug. 13Same to same, Scotland. Philip Lascelles, Solicitor of the Customs (“Agent and Solicitor in all matters relating to His Majesty's revenues under your management, wherein you shall have occasion to make use of an agent”), loco Simon Patrick, with a salary of 300l. per an. for himself and clerks in lieu of all salaries formerly payable for said office on the establishment of customs or out of incidents.North Britain Book XIII. p. 42.
Aug. 15Same to same to constitute William Jenkins a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Michael Richards, lately drowned. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIII. No. 42.
Same to same. John Gregson, tidesman, London port, loco James Morgan, superannuated; Andrewe Lowe, tidesman and boatman, Boston port, loco John Morfoot, deceased: William Jenkins, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco Michael Richards, deceased.Customs Book XIV. p. 486.
Aug. 1Same to same. Thomas Cotton, waterman to the tide surveyors, London port; Joseph Bond waterman to the searchers' office, loco John Loft, deceased.Ibid.
Aug. 27Same to same. John Rogers, tidesman and boatman, Pembroke Ferry, loco William Rogers, deceased; George Ranking, waiter and searcher at Berwick, loco Edward Grey, superannuated.Ibid.
Sept. 3Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Garland, riding officer, Winchelsea, loco John Pairs, super-annuated; Joseph Berry, tide surveyor, Bristol, loco Charles Stokes, deceased; William King to be placed on the superior list [of tidesmen, Bristol port], loco said Berry; Robert Knapton, formerly superannuated, restored to his place as waiter and searcher at Christchurch, Southampton port, and St. Alban Roy, who officiated, to be superseded; Edward Wilcock, tide surveyor, Yarmouth, loco Robert Jarvis, resigned; John Dawson, tidesman, ibid, loco John Basham, deceased; John Cobb, additional boatman, ibid, loco Lancelot Haslope, deceased: Samuel Solly, collector and surveyor at Piscataqua in New England, loco Benjamin Plummer, deceased; John Hull, collector of Roanoke in North Carolina, loco Samuel Jolly.Custom Book XV. p. 3.
Sept. 4Same [to the Stamp Commissioners]. Robert Harris, Register of Pamphlets in the Stamp Office, loco Thomas Lunnis, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 296.
Sept. 8Same [to same]. Bates Glover, distributor of stamps at Poole, loco Benjamin Shutt, superseded.Ibid, p. 361.
Sept. 10Treasury warrants. William Forbes, a tidesman at Inverness, loco John Robinson, deceased, at 18l. per an.; John Hay, commander of the “Princess Anne,” sloop, at 50l. per an., loco Robert Pett preferred; Robert Balfour, commander of the “Prince William,” sloop, loco Edward Blackstock, deceased, at 50l. per an.; Daniel Dow, a tidesman at Port Glasgow, loco John Moor, deceased, at 20l. per an; Robert Calhoun, Comptroller of Customs at Alloa, loco John Campbell, deceased, at 20l. per an.; William Brown, a land carriage waiter at Glasgow, loco John Darrock, dismissed, at 20l. per an.North Britain Book XIII. p. 43.
Treasury Commission. Richard Gildart, junior, of Liverpool, Receiver General of duties on houses, co. Lancaster.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 236.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Garner, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco William Hearle, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 3.
Sept. 17Same to same. Lawrence Bingham, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco William Hearle, deceased; Emanuel Scourfield, tidewaiter, Newcastle port, loco John Bittleston, drowned; Thomas Stevens, boatman at Wilcove, Plymouth port, loco Nathaniel Deeble, deceased; Thomas Field, riding officer, Whitehaven, loco John Tiffen, superseded.Ibid.
Treasury letters patent. “Whereas one of the houses in St. Stephen's Court, in the New Palace Yard, Westminster, belonging to the office of some one of the Tellers of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, hath for many years been converted into and used for public offices, and the same house and out-houses thereunto belonging, or some of them are now used for and become the offices for the business of paying off and cancelling Exchequer bills under certain Paymasters and a Comptroller thereunto appointed, and for the purpose of bringing in of taxes under the Commissioners or Agents for that purpose, and hath, or may be used for the business of paying and comptrolling lotteries” Jane Norsiter appointed Keeper of said Exchequer Bill Office, loco Many deceased, late wife of Edward Burton, who was thereto appointed by a Treasury constitution of date 1727, August 2. with the salary or allowance of 100l. per an.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 364.
Sept. 19Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Elizabeth le Neve, housekeeper at the Custom House, loco Charles Doe, deceased, with a salary of 100l.Customs Book XV. p. 11.
Sept. 24Same to the Stamp Commissioners. John Tilling and James Bourne to be stampers in the Stamp Office, locis William Wright and William Sargeant, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 257.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Charles Rogers, deputy King's waiter at Bristol; John Colebatch, tide surveyor, London port, loco Edward Whitehead, superannuated; Edward East, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco John Danford, deceased; Thomas Carey, surveyor. Bristol port, loco William Loup, deceased; Samuel Woodford, landwaiter, ibid, loco Thomas Carey; John Culverwell and George Wats, tidesmen on the inferior list, ibid, locis James Lloyd, deceased, and William King, preferred.Customs Book XV. p. 3.
Sept. 27Same to same. Nicholas Blamey, tidesman and boatman at Falmouth, loco John Plint, superannuated; John Francis, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco John Colbatch, preferred.Ibid.
Oct. 1Same to same. Samuel Dicker, surveyor and comptroller of customs in Jamaica, loco Hugh Williams, deceased; William Noble, tidesman, Whitby, loco William Kirkby, deceased.Ibid.
Oct. 3Same to same. William Griffith, waiter and searcher, Chester port, loco Robert Mainwaring, deceased; Joseph Coatsworth, messenger and doorkeeper at the Custom House [London], loco Charles Doe. deceased.Ibid.
Oct. 8Treasury Commission. John James, surveyor of houses, co. Radnor, loco Herbert Lewis, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Oct. 15Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. William Sadler, tidesman, inferior list. London port, loco Henry Butlang: Thomas Quayfe. junior, same, ibid, loco James Glover deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 3.
Oct. 16Same [to the Stamp Commissioners]. John Shelvocke, a rolling press printer in the Stamp Office, loco John Doleman, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 296.
Oct. 23Same to the Customs Commissioners. William Davies, watchman, London port, loco Jasper Vangilder, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 3.
Oct. 28Same to same. Edward Mickleburgh, tidesman. Yarmouth port, loco John Comby, deceased; Nathaniel Dobson, boatman, ibid, loco, John Dobson, resigned.Ibid, p. 22.
Same to same. William Crofts, waiter at Bridgetown, Barbadoes, loco — Crofts, deceased; Joseph Nossitor, a tidesman, superior list, London port; William Jenkins to succeed Nossitor on the inferior list, ibid.Ibid.
Oct. 30Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass t!ie Great Seal of Britain to appoint George Stone to the office of Receiver General of the Post Office (“of all and every the rates, duties and revenues granted by Act of Parliament, made and passed in the 9th year of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled an act for establishing a General Post Office.” &c.), with a salary of 300l.: all loco Denzil Onslow, esq.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 137.
Nov. 4Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, the Collector inwards, London port, and all others concerned, to procure Joseph Clarke to be appointed deputy to Thomas Yorke one of the King's waiters, London port, loco Thomas Lench, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 20.
Nov. 5Same for royal letters patent. George Burrard, one of the 5 undersearchers, London port, loco Harry Burrard on his surrender.Ibid, p. 19.
Nov. 6Same to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Paramour, riding officer at Lydd, Dover port, loco Lytcot Gill, superseded; William Martin, supervisor of riding officers at Winchelsea, Rye port, loco John Smith, superseded.Ibid, p. 3.
Nov. 11Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for a fresh Commission of Excise with Augustine Earle in the place of Thomas Wylde, deceased, the new Commissioners to be Charles Polhill, John Fowle, James Vernon, Robert Eyre, Horatio Townshend. Sir Thomas Robinson, William Burton, John Orlebar and Augustine Earle.King's Warrant Book XXXXIV. pp. 143–4.
Nov. 17Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Poynton. riding officer, Shoreham, loco William Graveley, superannuated.Customs Book XV. p. 22.
Nov. 21Treasury Commission. Christopher Crook, surveyor of houses, co. Bucks, loco Thos. Read, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Nov. 24Royal letters patent by the King. Martin Wright, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, to be “one of the Justices to hold pleas before us.”King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 152.
Nov. 26Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Richard Bryington, weighing porter, London port, loco Richard Bryington, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 22.
Nov. 27Royal letters patent by the King. Sir Thomas Abney, knt., Serjeant at Law. to be one of the Barons of the Exchequer, and one of the Barons of the Coif of the Exchequer.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 182.
Dec. 3Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury for letters patent to pass the Seal kept in the place of the Great Seal of Scotland. Andrew Fletcher, junr. Clerk of the Pipe (“Recorder of the Great Roll of our Court of Exchequer, in Scotland”), loco Sir Colin Mackenzie, deceased, with the annual salary or pension of 200l.North Britain Book XIII. pp. 73–4.
Dec. 4Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Anthony La Roque, sub-collector and searcher at Hole Town, Barbados.Customs Book XV. p. 22.
Dec. 5Same to same. John Cary, land surveyor at Lynn Regis, loco Daniel Goodwyn, deceased.Ibid, p. 22.
Dec. 6Treasury letters patent revoking Richard Morley's constitution, of date 1738–9. Feb. 14, as Third Solicitor of His Majesty's Customs, and to carry on prosecutions on all bonds, all criminal prosecutions, prosecutions in the Crown Office, and Doctors' Commons, and upon appeals or other business depending before the Council from the Plantations or from the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Man: all at the wish and on the resignation of said Morley.Ibid, p. 32.
Dec. 6Treasury letters patent. Richard Swaniston, gent, Third Solicitor in His Majesty's customs, to carry on all prosecutions upon all bonds, all criminal prosecutions, prosecutions in the Crown Office, and in Doctors' Commons, and upon appeals or other business depending before the Council from the Plantations or from the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Man: all loco Richard Morley resigned, and with the salary of 250l. per an.Customs Book XV. p. 46.
Dec. 9Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Jones, a tidesman, superior list, Bristol port, loco John Blackwell, resigned; Thomas Harford to succeed said Jones on the inferior list; John Christian, a tidesman, Liverpool, loco James Morgan, superannuated; William Farrel, collector of Chester, and to act as deputy to the customer, loco Joseph Sewell, deceased; Robert Newton, surveyor of Chester, loco Ralph Harwood, deceased; Rowland Poole, waiter and searcher, ibid, loco said Newton; John Meller, waiter and searcher at Neston, Chester port, loco Owen Lewis, deceased.Ibid, p. 22.
Treasury warrants. Adam Smith, one of the inspectors general of the outports, loco Robert Ramsay, deceased, at 130l. per an.; William Steil, a tidesman at Montrose, loco George Balfour, deceased, at 18l. per an.; John Barclay, a tidesman at Irvine, loco Henry Cunninghame, deceased, at 15l. per an.; Thomas Tear, a boatman at Leith, loco David Anderson, dismissed, at 20l. per an., Francis Porteous, a tidesman, ibid, loco Archibald Campbell, dismissed, at the same; George Baillie, same, ibid, loco John Snype, dismissed, at the same; James Duncan, same, ibid, loco Ronald McDonald, dismissed, at the same; John McEuen, same at Borrowstounness, loco John Meldrum, dismissed, at the same; Gabriel Craig, a boatman at Stranraer, loco Hugh Sinclair, deceased, at 15l. per an.; Mungo Davidson, a watchman of the salt duty at Alloa, at 15l. per an., loco Robert McGilligane, preferred; Adam Baxter to be King's cooper at Aberdeen, loco Gilbert Moir. deceased, at 5l. per an.; John McKison, a watchman of the salt duty, loco James Archibald, preferred, at 15l. per an.; Duncan Bruce, one of the riding officers under William Hamilton, Surveyor General for preventing the importation of cattle from Ireland to North Britain; Alexander Carmichael, a landwaiter and searcher at Leith, loco Archibald Cameron, deceased, at 35l. per an.; Archibald Campbell, a tidesman at Port Glasgow, loco James Williamson, deceased, at 20l per an.North Britain Book XIII. p. 78.
Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for a grant to George Caswall, of the office of inspector of the outports collectors' accounts in England and Wales. loco John Gould, deceased, with a salary of 400l. per an. for himself and 200l. for 4 clerks.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 155.
Dec. 15Treasury warrant to the Collector Outwards. London port, and the principal officers of said port concerned, to administer the usual oath to George Burrard, as one of the 5 under-searchers of customs in said port.Customs Book XV. p. 44.
Treasury warrant John Harris, a stamper in the Stamp Office, loco John Tilling, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p, 376.
Dec. 16Same to the Customs Commissioners. Benja. Smith, tidesman and boatman, Poole, loco Michael Symonds, deceased; Barth. Harvey, waiter and searcher; Truro, loco William Phillips, superseded.Customs Book XV. p. 22.
Dec. 18Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. William Rawlinson Earle to be Clerk of the Ordnance within the Kingdom of Great Britain, loco Leonard Smelt, deceased, with the wages or fee of 2s. per diem, with all other wages, fees, rewards, profits, &c., to said office appertaining.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 165–6.
Dec. 19Treasury warrant to the Stamp Commissioners. William Williams, junior, to succeed John Haddy and William Williams as distributor of stamps, Exeter.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 249.
Dec. 23Same to the Customs Commissioners. John Griffin tidesman on the inferior list, London port, loco John Nicholson, dismissed.Customs Book XV. p. 22.
Treasury warrant. William Shaw one of the stampers under the Commissioners of Stamps, loco George Batt, superseded.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 372.
Dec. 29J. Scrope to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, with the Treasury recommendation of Thomas Staunton to succeed Robert Manning as Solicitor or Correspondent in London to said Commissioners, said Manning being not desirous longer to continue in said employment.Irish Book IX. p. 211.
Treasury warrant to the Collector Outwards, London port and the rest of the officers of the customs there to administer the usual oath to John Rogerson as deputy to Paul Burrard, as one of the 5 undesearchers, London port.Customs Book XV. p. 51.