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'Warrants for Minor Appointments: 1742', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 5: 1742-1745 (1903), pp. 208-223. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92021 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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TABLE III.
1742.
Letters Patent, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions and Orders relating to Appointments.
1741–42.
Date.Nature of Order or Entry and Substance of Appointment.Reference.
1739.
July 13
Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Reversionary grant to Dr. Russel Plumptree of the office of Reader in Physic at Cambridge in reversion to Dr. Christopher Green, and with the annual salary of 40l.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 217–9.
1741.
Nov. 5
Same by the King. Thomas Burnet, one of the Sergeants at Law, to be a Justice of the Common Pleas.Ibid, p. 16.
1741–2.
Jan. 4
Same by writ of Privy Seal. John Couraud and Thomas Ramsden granted the office of collector and transmitter to the Keeper or Register of Papers or Records concerning matters of state and council of all and singular the treaties, instructions, memorials, letter books, and all other papers which now are or which hereafter shall be and remain in any of the offices of the Principal Secretaries of State, or which shall or may belong to the same, and shall happen to be found in the hands of any other person or persons whatsoever: all locis Edward Weston and John Couraud thereto appointed 1741, June 26.Ibid, XXXIV. pp. 384–5.
Jan. 7Treasury warrants. John Williams, tidesman and boatman, Portsmouth, loco John Wills, deceased; John Pye, surveyor, Falmouth, loco Philip Hawkins, deceased; William Wright, weighing porter, London, loco John Chamberlain, deceased; Edward Tomkins, waterman at Erith, loco William Charles, deceased; Gavin Johnston, tidesman and boatman at Topsham to be boatman there, loco James Sherlock, deceased; James Dart to succeed Johnston.Customs Book XV. p. 184b.
Jan. 8Same. George Goodridge, a stamper [in the Stamp Office], loco Robert Pelyne.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 11.
Jan. 13Same. William Hynam, tidesman, London, loco John Rees, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 184b
Jan. 14Same. Francis Davison, landwaiter, Newcastle, loco John Atkinson, deceased; John Johnson, junior, tidesman and boatman at Dover, loco Edward Goodwin, preferred; William Allen, same, Rye, loco John Wright, deceased.Ibid.
Jan. 18Treasury warrant. Edward Fearnley, noon tender, London port, loco William Owsley.Customs Book XV. p. 184b.
Jan. 20Same. George Harding, tidesman, London port, loco Francis Goddard.Ibid.
Jan. 21Same. Isaac Megault, tidesman, inferior list, to succeed Henry Rice, deceased, on the superior list [London port]; James Bristow to succeed Megault; Robert Jackson, tidesman and boatman at Stockton, loco Thomas Wilkinson, dismissed.Ibid.
Jan. 26Treasury Commission. Benjamin Holloway, surveyor of houses, co. Somerset, loco Wm. Deverel, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Treasury warrants. John Heccles, junr., weighing porter, Newcastle, loco Stephen Coulson, deceased; Thomas Hale, deputy searcher, London port, loco Richard Gildart; George Robins, deputy comptroller, Looe, loco Parkins Robins, deceased; Francis Williams, waiter and searcher, Newport, Isle of Wight, loco Thomas Radstone. deceased; Mathew Banckes, tidesman, London, loco Edward Atkins, deceased; Edward Cheshire, watchman, London, loco James Talbot, deceased; Henry Player, waiter, searcher and commander of the boat at Comwich, Bridgwater port, loco John Buckingham, deceased; John Walesby, tidesman Yarmouth port, loco Gabriel Clifton, deceased; Thomas Betts, boatman, Chichester, loco John Mills, deceased; Richard Ancher to succeed Betts as boatman at Cockbush in Chichester port; Richard Holland, boatman at Helbre and Hoylake, Liverpool port, loco George Sweeting, deceased; Besbeech Fauchion, tidesman, Liverpool port, loco Humphrey Overton, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 198.
Same. Simon Hughes, doorkeeper and messenger attending the Board of Customs, and also clerk to the tide surveyors, and to set the weighing porters to work, loco Richard Evans, deceased; Roddon Samways, deputy searcher at Lyme Regis, loco John Bonner, superannuated; John Jaane, tidesman, Bristol, loco John Dell, who does not accept; John Laugharne, waiter, tidesman and boatman, to assist the officers at Llanstephan, in Swansea port, loco James Bevan, deceased; William Davis, tidesman, London, loco James Chamness, deceased.Ibid, p. 184b.
Treasury Commission in the form of letters patent, for William Luke, Robert Bland, Thomas Medlicott, to be Commissioners for licensing hawkers, pedlars, and petty chapmen, as by the Act of 9 Wm. III.: all in abrogation of the commission of date 1736, July 1, by which said Luke. Bland, and Henry Lane, deceased, were appointed.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 9.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners. Matthew Lord to be distributor of stamps, co. Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan, loco Griffith Lort, deceased.Ibid, p. 10.
Feb. 2Treasury order for royal letters patent. Nathaniel Bond, Customer of Poole port, loco Roger Clavell, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 200.
Feb. 4Treasury Commission. David Faikney, surveyor of houses, London and Middlesex, loco David Ogilvie, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Feb. 4Treasury warrants. Samuel Griffin, tidesman, London, loco Charles Lillestone, preferred; Robert Rogerson, collector in Accomack and Northampton counties, in Virginia; John Heckles, tidesman, superior list, London, loco Henry Holmes, deceased; Josiah Long to succeed Heckles on the inferior list; Thomas Price, tidesman, ibid, loco Thomas Davey, deceased; Mathew Mead, ladnwaiter, superior list, ibid, loco, John Adderley, superseded; James Cunningham to succeed Mead on the inferior list; Mr. Lloyd, waiter and searcher at Neston, Chester port, loco Edward Parry, deceased; Thomas Short, riding officer at Middleton, Arundel port, loco Thomas Glaspoole, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 198.
Feb. 5Royal 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 to constitute Gwyn Vaughan a Commissioner of Stamps, loco Edward Riggs, deceased.King Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 266.
Same to same for same to pass same to appoint John Jones one of the four messengers in ordinary of the Exchequer, loco Samuel Clarke, deceased.Ibid, p. 407.
The like for the like for George Oswald to be same, loco Edmund Grantham.Ibid, p. 408.
The like for the like for a new Commission of Excise with David Papillon, loco Sir Thomas Robinson; the new commissioners to be Charles Polhill, John Fowle, James Vernon, Robert Eyre, Horatio Townshend, William Burton, John Orlebar, Augustine Earle, and said David Papillon.Ibid, pp. 409–10.
The like for the like for a reversionary grant to John Fowle of the office of Auditor of Excise and New Impost in reversion to Sir Basil Dixwell, with allowance of 500l. per an. to himself and 200l. per an. for 3 clerks.Ibid, pp. 410–11.
The like for the like for a grant to Mathew Ducie Moreton Lord Ducie, and Galfridus Mann, of St. Martin in the Fields, of the office of Surveyor of the Petty Customs, London port, and surveyors as well of the petty customs, as of the subsidies of tunnage and poundage, as also of all and singular the customers and collectors of the aforesaid subsidies, and of the comptrollers of same, and also of the searchers and all other officers of the customs and subsides aforesaid in the port of London, and all and singular the ports and places aforesaid, to hold the same during the lives of Henry Legge and Benjamin Keene or the longer-lived of them, with one yearly salary of 300l., all in like manner as was granted in 1 Geo. II. to James Adams and Thomas Salt during the lives of Richard, Earl of Scarborough and Sir Thomas Saunderson.Ibid, pp. 411–12.
Feb. 6Treasury order for royal letters patent. Richard Hamond, customer outwards, Bristol port, loco Anthony Hamond, resigned.Customs Book XV. p. 204.
Treasury warrant. David Spence, a tidesman at Kirkcaldy, loco James Mackay, who has not appeared.North Britain Book XIII. p. 241.
Feb. 9Constitution, in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual,of George Saxby, as Receiver General of His Majesty's quit rents in South Carolina, he having for some time past executed said office during the absence of John Hammerton (who was appointed 1730, Sept. 16, Receiver General of the King's revenues in North and South Carolina): all with an allowance of 10 per cent. of all moneys received.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 485–6.
Treasury warrant. James Halyburton, Inspector of seizures of prohibited and uncustomed goods [Scotland], loco James Glen, with an allowance of 12d. in the £ on all moneys awarded and paid for the same.North Britain Book XIII. p. 242.
Same. Daniel Blair, a tidesman at Kirkcaldy, loco Gilbert Ramsay, who has not appeared.Ibid, p. 241.
Same. John Norris, coastwaiter, London, loco Nathaniel Fursman, deceased; Thomas Clift, collector, Rhode Island, America, loco Hubert Tassell deceased; George Wilks, tidesman, superior list, London. loco John Gilbank, deceased; Thomas Banks to succeed Wilks on the inferior list; Besbeech Fauchion, tidesman at Liverpool, to be waiter and searcher at Meols, ibid, loco Laurence Etough, deceased; Henry Garstang to succeed Fauchion as tidesman; James Christian and James Thompson, tidesmen at Liverpool, locis William Hyfield, deceased, and George Gowther. superseded; Samuel Van, waiter and searcher at Seaton, Beer, and Bramscombe, Exeter port, loco Robert Duke, superseded; John Richardson, junr., watchman, London port, loco John Richardson, superseded; Henry Albert de Vins, deputy to William Jennings, one of the 5 undersearchers London port, loco Corbyn Morris, who declines; James Harrison, riding officer at Cayton and Osgodby, Scarborough port, loco Mathew Fouler, deceased; John Fox, waiter and searcher at Reighton, Scarborough port, loco said Harrison; George Ripley, tidesman at Bridlington, loco said Fox; Benjamin Brunsdon, riding officer at Corton, Yarmouth port, loco John Winn, deceased; John Jeane, collector at Brunswick in North Carolina, loco Samuel Woodward, deceased; Gerard Boothby, collector in the Bahama Islands, loco Chaloner Jackson, deceased; Collen McLacklan, tidesman, superior list, London, loco Robert Cummin, deceased; Joseph Beck to succeed McLacklan on the inferior list.Customs Book XV. pp. 198, 203.
Feb. 10Treasury letters patent. Edward Bryant, messenger to attend the Treasury, loco John Jones, whose constitution, dated 1734, March 4, is hereby determined.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 16.
Feb. 11Royal letters patent by the King. Thomas Denison, a Serjeant at Law, to be a Justice of the King's Bench.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 95.
Same by writ of Privy Seal. Denise Blondeau, wife of Lewis Augustus Blondeau, to be under-housekeeper in ordinary to the Palace of St. James's, with the salary of 100l. per an.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 487.
Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, for a letter to pass the Privy Seal of Scotland, constituting James Fall sole and general collector of the Bishops' rents in Scotland (“of all the rents, revenues, fee farms and teind duties and profits whatsoever, formerly belonging to and in use to be uplifted by the Archbishops, Bishops, and Deans, and other dignified clergy, within the Archbishoprick of St. Andrews, Bishopricks of Edinburgh, Galloway, Brechin, Dunkeld, Dunblane, Aberdeen, Moray, and Caithness, excepting forth thereof the rents, revenues, and casualties of the Deanery of the Chapel Royal”) all loco Robert Urquhart, deceased: he paying to the universities of St. Andrews, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh, 300l. per an. each, and accounting to the Exchequer Court, Scotland, for the rest of his receipts.North Britain Book XIII pp. 243–5.
Feb. 12Royal warrant, countersigned, to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a new commission for the salt duties with John Vere, loco William Winde: the new commissioners to be James Cardonnel, Edward Astley, Henry Talbot, Thomas Sutton, and John Vere.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 433–84.
Feb. 13Commission in the form of letters patent by writ of Privy Seal appointing Sir Thomas Robinson, bart., of Rokeby Park, co. York, to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent, Tobago, and the rest of the Caribbee Islands, with instructions as to the government of same.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 318; XXXIV. p. 487.
Feb. 20Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John, Duke of Argyll and Greenwich, Field Marshal to the Forces, to be Master General of the Ordnance (as well of all and all manner of our Ordnance as of our arms, armorys, and other habiliments of war): all loco John, Duke of Montagu.Ibid, XXXIV. pp. 492–3.
Feb. 23Treasury warrants. William Powell, tidesman and boatman, Bideford, loco John Dalling, deceased; Edward Patterson, same, Dover, loco John Johnson, deceased; Richard Hurrell, same, Dartmouth, loco Peter Bulford, dismissed.Customs Book XV. p. 203.
March 2Same. John Gordon, a tidesman at Kirkcaldy, loco John Hall, deceased.North Britain Book XIII. p. 247.
Same. Thomas Birket, waiter, searcher, and riding officer at Saltfleet, Boston port, loco Francis Willerton, deceased; Barker Russell, tidesman and boatman, Weymouth, loco Thomas Smart, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 203.
March 9Same. Henry Sparrow, waiter and searcher at Ormshead, Chester port, loco Robert Bulkeley, deceased.Ibid.
March 18Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John, Duke of Montagu, Master General of the Ordnance, loco John, Duke of Argyll and Greenwich.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 515–6.
Treasury warrants. James Trail, a tidesman in Orkney, loco Kenneth Campbell, who declines the service; John Craigie, surveyor of Customs, Zetland, loco Andrew Ross, resigned; John Molison, tidesman at Glasgow, loco Alexander Morison removed to Aberdeen; John Dalgety, same at Dundee, loco John Reynolds, deceased; James Arbuthnot, tidesman at, Leith, loco Josiah Lambert, preferred; Alexander Reid, commander of the “Prince William” sloop, loco Robert Balfour, deceased.North Britain Book XIII. p. 248.
Same, Benjamin Elliot, waiter and searcher at Marazion, Penzance port, loco John Teague, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 203.
March 20Copy of a Commission under the royal sign manual, dated St. James's, and countersigned by the Duke of Newcastle, constituting John Ellis, Director of the hospital for the service of the forces in Flanders.Treasury Board Papers CCCVII. No. 26.
March 23Treasury warrants. John Addison, riding surveyor at Longtown, Carlisle port, loco Ralph Briscoe, dismissed; Richard Lewis, tidesman, London port, loco Lawrence Bingham, deceased; Daniel Gibbon, same, inferior list, ibid, loco Theophilus Boosey. dismissed.Customs Book XV. p. 220.
1742.
March 25
Same. Thomas Greame, junr., collector of New Castle in Pensylvania, loco Alexander Keith, deceased.Ibid.
March 30Royal letters patent by the King. John Pollen, esq., of Lincolns Inn, Second Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan, and Haverford West.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 161–2.
April 1Treasury warrant. Harry Pyle, landcarriage man, London port, loco John Spelman, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 220.
April 2Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. A new commission of salt with John Vere, loco William Winde, deceased.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 292.
April 6Treasury warrant. Joseph Heming, tidesman, superior list, London port, loco Thomas Crowforth, dismissed; Robert Rogers, same, inferior list, ibid, loco said Heming.Customs Book XV. p. 220.
April 8Same. Giles Aleyn, landcarriage man, London port, loco Benjamin Eves, deceased.Ibid.
Treasury letters patent, appointing Joseph Hinxman, (Woodward of New Forest), for the interim and until the appointment of a Surveyor General of Woods in place of Francis Whitworth, deceased, to execute all acts with respect to the felling of timber in said forest for the Navy: these letters being first entered in His Majesty's court book at Lyndhurst, and with the Auditor of the land revenues of the Crown for said county.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 45–6.
April 13Treasury warrants. Peter Miller, a tidesman at Ayr, loco Bartholomew Brand, deceased; John Young, collector of Customs at Dumfries, loco George Maxwell, deceased; Andrew Donald, a tidesman at Stranraer, loco David Fowler, deceased; William Goldie, a tidesman at Kirkcaldy, loco George Chalmers, removed to Inverness; Alexander Farquhar, landwaiter and searcher at Ayr, loco Thomas McJorrow.North Britain Book XIII. p. 273.
April 15Same. James Salter, tidesman and boatman at Mousehole, Penzance port, loco John Bluet, dismissed; James Lash, same, Harwich, loco Henry Munt; James Brown, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco John Heathcot. deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 220.
April 27Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a grant under the Great Seal to John Devall, of the office of Sergeant Plumber in all the palaces and works in England, loco Joseph Roberts, lately deceased; and also of the office of plumber of Windsor Castle, and keeper of the conduit within the said Castle, loco Joseph Roberts.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 531–2.
April 29Treasury warrant. William Woodmasse, tidesman at Newcastle, loco George Cherry, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 220.
April 29Treasury warrant. John Taylor, waiter and searcher, Newport, Isle of Wight, loco Francis Williams, aged and infirm, who did not take on the deputation.Customs Book XV. p. 198.
Treasury Commission. John Storeaker, junr., surveyor of houses, co. York, loco John Storeaker, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
April 30Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Thomas Lascelles, esq., Director of Engineers, to be Master Surveyor of all and singular the King's Ordnance, ammunition, habiliments of war, and emptions for the King's service, as well within the Tower of London, and of the Kings stores wheresoever within Great Britain, as in Ireland and all other the King's dominions: all with the fee of 2s. a day, &c., in as ample manner, &c., as Col. John Armstrong or any other heretofore enjoying said Office.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. p. 539.
May 5Treasury warrant. John Berry, tidesman, Bristol, loco John Dell, declined.Customs Book XV. p. 220.
Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Andrew Stone, Keeper and Register of the papers and records concerning matters of State and Council reduced into the form of a library in Whitehall Palace, loco John Couraud, thereto appointed, 1739, Feb. 3, and with the fee of 160l. per an.King's Warrant Book XXXIV. pp. 17–19
May 7Treasury warrant, Henry Stevens, junr., sitter in the boat at Handfleet Waters, to be inspector of the water guard, Harwich port, loco John Wharry, a tidesman in the superior list, London port.
Prefixing:—Customs Commissioners' memorial.
Customs Book XV. p. 227.
Same. Thomas Stalhart, tidesman and boatman, Dover, loco Edward Patterson, deceased; William Sanderson, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco Thos. Davy, deceased.Ibid, p. 220.
May 12Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Thomas Clutterbuck. Treasurer of the Navy Royal and ships, and Receiver General of all sums of money appointed for the support of same for emptions and provisions appertaining to same, or for wages, &c.: all loco Arthur Onslow: together with the house at Deptford, Kent, heretofore enjoyed along with said office, and with an annuity of 2,000l. for himself and 1,700l. for his paymaster, cashier, accountant, and clerks, in place of the fee of 3d. per £ on all moneys received and paid by him by virtue of said office.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 13–15.
May 18Treasury warrant. William Lewis, tidesman, Bridlington, loco Francis Wilson, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 220.
May 20Same. Richard Freemantle, a stamper in the Stamp Office, loco Henry Clay, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 58.
May 24Same. Thomas Baughes, junr., collector at Aberdovey, to act as Customer there for his fees, and sometimes to visit the coast, loco Thomas Baughes, senr., resigned.Customs Book XV. p. 220.
June 1Same. William Fursman, landwaiter, Deal, loco Thomas Kite, superseded.Ibid.
June 3Commission in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual appointing Joseph Spence professor of Modern History, Oxford, loco Dr. William Holmes, resigned.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 58.
June 4Treasury warrants. Samuel Ham and Edward Ludner, boatmen, Sandwich port, locis Stephen Sayer and Thomas Smith, superseded.Customs Book XV. p. 237.
June 8Same. Thomas Stone, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco Robert Hope, deceased; Henry Tolcher, restored as tide surveyor at Plymouth, loco John Trevanion.Ibid.
June 10Same. Alexander Moody, surveyor, landwaiter and searcher at Perth, loco James Gregory, deceased; John Young, landwaiter and searcher, Kirkcaldy, loco Robert Dunbar, deceased; Theos. Ogilvie, tide surveyor at Aberdeen, loco Alexander Read; John Skinner, comptroller at Anstruther, loco David Bow, dismissed; Robert Ronaldson, Daniel Campbell, Robert Purcell, and Charles Ranken, tidesmen at Glasgow, locis John Pate, Archibald Campbell, Neil Purcell, all deceased, and Archibald Campbell, who has not appeared; Thomas Vernon, a landcarriage waiter at Edinburgh, loco William Lindsay; John Kelty, a watchman of the salt duty, Kirkcaldy, loco Gavin Muirhead; Robert Peacock, same at Borrowstounness, loco John Macqueen, resigned; Gilbert Ramsay, tidesman at Kirkcaldy, loco Tho. McCulloch, dismissed.North Britain Book XIII. p. 280.
June 15Treasury Commission. Robert Cubitt, surveyor of houses, Norfolk, loco Humphrey Coney, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Treasury warrant. John Heath, established as landwaiter and coastwaiter at Arundel, to attend the shipping and discharge of goods at certain wharves or quays lying between the mouth of the harbour and the port, in regard the navigation of the river is much mended, and the trade of the port increased.
Prefixing:—Customs Commissioners' report for the establishment of said officer.
Customs Book XV. pp. 238–9.
Treasury commissions. Richard Reddall, et al., respectively detailed, Receivers General of land tax, 1742, for co. Bedford and other counties respectively detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 329–31.
Treasury warrant. John Cook to be a stamper [in the Stamp Office], loco John Boys, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 61.
June 17Commission in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to Henry Fane to be Treasurer to the Commissioners for building 50 new churches (Treasurer and Receiver of the moneys applicable to the building of 50 new churches in and about the cities of London and Westminster, and the suburbs thereof): all loco Nathaniel Blackerby, deceased.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 26.
Treasury commissions. Peter Davenport, et al., respectively detailed, Receivers General of land tax, 1742, for co. Chester, and other counties respectively detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV pp. 331–2.
Same. Michael Thirkle, junior, Receiver General, land tax, 1742, and arrears of land tax and house duties, 1741, for part of Suffolk.Ibid, p. 335.
Same. Michael Thirkle, junr., of Ipswich, Receiver General of house duties part of Sussex.Ibid, p. 339.
June 22Treasury warrants. Giles Beeton, boatman at Lyme Regis, loco John Wrighington, deceased; David Griffith, collector of Cardigan, loco Holland Walley, resigned.Customs Book XV. p. 237.
June 22Treasury Commissions. John Bosworth et al., respectively detailed, Receivers General of land tax, 1742, for London, Middlesex and Westminster, and for other counties, detailed respectively.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 332.
Same. Richard Brodribb, Receiver General for co. Worcester, for land tax, 1742, and arrears of land tax and house duties, 1741.Ibid, p. 335.
Same. John Turner, of Devizes, co. Wilts, Receiver General of house duties, co. Wilts; Thomas Blackmore, of King Street, Covent Garden, same of co. Essex; Richard Brodribb, of Worcester city, same of Worcester county and city.Ibid, p. 339.
June 23J. Scrope to the Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners to appoint Samuel Gale a surveyor, loco William Daville.Letter Book XX. p. 50
June 25Treasury Commissions. John Fletcher et al., detailed, to be Receivers General of land tax. 1742, for Cumberland and Westmorland, and for other counties, respectively detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 333.
Same. James Ward, of Market Rasen, co. Lincoln, Receiver General of house duties for part of said county; George Denshire, junior, of Stamford, co. Lincoln, the like.Ibid, p. 339.
June 29Treasury warrant. Fenwick Lorraine, tidesman, Newcastle, loco Robert Green, superannuated; William Runting, landwaiter and coastwaiter, Ipswich, at a salary of 40l. per an. upon a representation from the Customs Commissioners for the establishment of such officer.Customs Book XV. p. 237.
July 1Treasury Commissions. James Gee, of Bishops Burton, co. York, Receiver General of house duties for East and North Ridings of said county; Francis Appleyard, of Beverley, co. York, the like for West Riding.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 339.
Same. Reuben Terry, surveyor of houses, York, loco Wm. Baines, deceased.Ibid, p. 12.
July 2Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. George Wade, General of the Horse Forces, to be Lieut. Gen. of the Ordnance, and also Keeper of the messuage or mansion called the Storehouse, now belonging to the Office of Ordnance, and situate without the gate of Aldgate, and near London, and Keeper of all the buildings appertaining thereto, and Keeper of a certain garden commonly called the Artillery Ground: all with a certain annuity or annual rent of 100 marks of lawful money of England: all in as ample manner, &c., as Charles, afterwards Sir Charles, Wills or any other.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 32–3.
Treasury warrant. John Tinker, waiter and searcher, and to officiate as boatman at Orford, Aldeburgh port, loco Richard Lashley, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 237.
[?July 13]Grant under the Exchequer Seal to Lynch Salisbury Cotton, of the office of Receiver of the issues and revenues of His Majesty's honors, castles, lordships, manors, tenements, rents, services and other possessions whatsoever in Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Flint, Denbigh, and Montgomery, and co. Chester.Crown Lease Book VI. p. 228.
July 13Royal letters patent by the King. John, Lord Gower, the custody or office of keeper of the Privy Seal, loco John Lord Hervey, with the yearly rent of 365l. per an., to date from the 12th instant.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 215–6.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to Henry Legge, of the office of Surveyor of Woods, North and South Trent, loco Francis Whitworth, with the separate fees of 50l. annexed to each of the said offices. (Letters patent bear date 1742 July 19).Ibid, p. 38.
Commission in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, constituting Edward Hooper Paymaster of Pensions, loco William Steuart.Ibid, p. 39.
Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for letters to pass the Great Seal of Ireland, constituting Pattee Viscount Torrington and Henry Vane to the office of Vice-Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of Ireland (“of all our revenues, profits and casualties whatsoever, that are or shall be due to us from time to time in our said kingdom of Ireland,”) with the usual fee of 65l. 13s. 4d. per an., as also to the office of Treasurer at War within said kingdom; with the fee or sum of six pence of lawful English money to be by them or their deputies had, taken, or received out of and for every 20s. of the like money which he or they shall issue or pay for the Irish establishment; with power to detain same to their own use without any account: all locis Richard, now Lord Edgcumbe and said Pattee Viscount Torrington.Irish Book IX. pp. 362–3.
Treasury warrants. Mathew Postlethwaite, tidesman, Lancaster port, loco Stephen Postlethwaite, superannuated; John Lloyd tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco John Adams, deceased; John Mason, waiter and searcher, Bridlington, loco Edward Kent, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 237.
Same to Horatio Walpole, surveyor and auditor of royal revenues America, appointing Robert Pennant as his deputy in said office for all matters relating to said office in Great Britain.
Prefixing:—Said Walpole's presentment of said Pennant.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 69.
July 14Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal granting to Sir Charles Gilmour the office of Paymaster of the Works. loco Sir Robert Brown, with the salary of 400l. per an. (Letters patent bear date 1742, July 16.)King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 36.
July 15Treasury order for royal letters patent. William Presgrave, searcher at Cardiff, loco William Dounton.Customs Book XV. p 247.
July 16Royal letters patent by the King. Nathaniel Gundry of Lincolns Inn, a King's Counsel learned in the law, with the wages and fees of 40l.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 155.
July 22Treasury warrants. Francis Stokes, waiter and searcher, Christchurch, Southampton port, loco Robert Knapton, deceased; Edward Kenwrick, tidesman in London, loco Richard Baker, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 237.
July 27J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners with the Treasury recommendation of William Dawson (chief clerk in the office of Secretary of the Customs), to be Accomptant of the Petty Receipts, which Mr. Manley, late Secretary to the Customs, enjoyed when he was chief clerk, and now vacant by his death.Ibid, p. 249.
July 27Treasury letters patent. William Wood, Secretary to the Customs Commissioners, loco William Manley, deceased, with the salary of 400l.Customs Book XV. p. 249.
July 28J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners, with Sir John Rushout's recommendation of Francis Watts, as a supernumerary officer at Droitwich.Letter Book XX. p. 55.
July 30Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords. Basil Murray, eldest son to John Murray, of Philiphaugh, to be Chamberlain and collector of the rents, revenues, feu duties, and other casualties of superiority issuing out of Ettrick Forest, co. Selkirk, with a salary of 500l. sterling for himself and 20l. for his deputy.North Britain Book XIII pp. 310–1.
Treasury warrant. Thomas Andrews, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco Anthony Everendon, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 237.
July 31Same. John Parminter, junr., waiter and searcher at Appledore. Bideford port, loco John Parminter, senr., deceased; William Napton, riding officer, to guard the coast from St. Mawes east to the Dodman, in said port loco Mathew Sharrock, superannuated; Joseph Sharrock, boatman at St. Mawes, Falmouth port, loco William Napton.Ibid.
Aug. 5Same. Robert Howarth, a boatman at Queensferry,loco William Freeman, resigned; Charles Hamilton, a salt officer at Kirkcaldy, loco Alexander Stewart, deceased; Robert Seaton, a watchman of the salt duty at Kirkcaldy, loco Gilbert Clark, deceased; Robert Millar, same at Alloa, loco James Farquhar, deceased; Robert Melville, a tidesman at Anstruther, loco Patrick Morison, deceased; Thomas Redpath, a salt officer at Prestonpans, loco Charles Herriot, deceased; Alexander Duncan, a tidesman at Alloa, loco Alexander Moody, preferred; William Grant, same at Inverness, loco William Binny, deceased; Peter Yool, a tidesman at Ayr. loco Hector McNeil, dismissed; David Chambers, same at Anstruther, loco John Rae, dismissed; Colin Skeen, a boatman at Aberdeen, loco Robert Robertson, dismissed; William Read, a tidesman at Aberdeen, loco James Arnott, deceased; Alexander Innes, same at Borrowstounness, loco Thomas Rutherford, deceased.North Britain Book XIII. p. 311.
Aug. 10Treasury letters patents. George Medcalfe, Solicitor of the Customs (“Agent or Solicitor for the revenue of Customs within the district of London and the Western ports of England and Wales, Kent and Sussex”), loco Thomas Brian, whose constitution is revoked: with the salary of 300l. per an.Customs Book XV. p. 255
Same. Edward Wyatt, Solicitor of Customs in the Northern ports, loco said George Medcalfe, with the salary of 250l. per an.Ibid. p. 256.
Aug. 12Treasury Commission, Ralph Sharrett, surveyor of houses, co. Cardigan, loco Evan Meredith, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Aug. 17Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a new commission of Stamps with John Barnard, loco John Bird, the new commissioners to be Richard Shelley, William Blair, Mattw. Kenrick, and John Plumtre, together with said John Barnard: with a salary of 400l. per an. each.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 60–1.
Aug. 17Treasury warrants. Thomas Dyer, James Dyer, Phill. Allen, tidesmen and boatmen at Weymouth, locis John Loder, James Sadler, and Richard White; Daniel Kingsberry, landwaiter, Weymouth port, loco Robert Arbuthnot, superseded; Richard Jordan, collector and deputy customer at Weymouth, loco Richard Arbuthnot, superseded.Customs Book XV. p. 237.
Aug. 19Same. George Walker, tidesman, superior list, London port, loco Thomas Scarlet, dismissed; Thomas Paine to succeed him in the inferior list; Thomas Wall, Commander of the “Duke” sloop, Aldeburgh port, loco Jacob Bunniss, dismissed.Ibid, p. 258.
Treasury letters patent. Richard Cookesey to be a Paymaster of Exchequer Bills, loco Edmund Anguish, with the yearly fee or salary of 700l. to be divided among the 3 Paymasters, Edmund Britiffe, Edmund Ball, and said Cookesey, and their clerks or substitutes.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 85–6.
J. Scrope to Richard Shelley for an immediate deputation to Henry Hinks as assistant warehouse keeper for stamped parchment and paper.Letter Book XX. p. 58.
Aug. 24Treasury warrant. Walter Thomas, distributor of stamps, co. and city of Chester, and in Anglesea, Carnarvon, Flint and Monmouth.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 61.
Aug. 25Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for new Commissions of Customs and Salt, Scotland: viz. for both Customs and Salt, George, Lord Ross, Richard Somers, Colin Campbell, James Cardonnel, and Alexander Arbuthnot, with a salary of 400l. per an. each for customs, and 100l. per an. each for salt. (In margin “Commission dated 1742, Sept. 9.”)North Britain Book XIII. pp. 316–8.
Same to same for same for a new Commission of Excise, Scotland, with Alexander Udney, loco Gilbert Burnet, the new Commissioners to be Richard Dowdeswell, Thomas Cochran, George Drummond, Christopher Rhodes, and Alexander Udney. (In margin, “Letters patent dated 1742, Sept. 9.”)Ibid, pp. 318–9.
Same to same for same for a new and separate Commission of Customs for England, viz., Sir John Stanley, Sir John Evelyn, Bryan Fairfax, John Hill, Wardel George Westby, Sir Robert Baylis, Richard Chandler, Beaumont Hotham, and Samuel Mead.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 67–8.
Aug. 26Same to same for same for a new Commission of Salt duties, with Joshua Churchill, loco James Cardonnel: the new Commissioners to be Edward Astley, Henry Talbot, Thomas Sutton, John Vere, and Joshua Churchill, with the salaries of 500l. per an. each.Ibid, pp. 69–70.
Treasury warrant. Joshua White approved deputy to Mr. Sandys.Customs Book XV. p. 257.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners. Henry Turner to attend at the waterside with the landwaiters. London port, to be present at the lading and discharge of ships.Ibid.
Treasury warrants. John Brough, waiter and searcher at Meols, Liverpool port, loco Besbeech Fauchion, resigned; Robert Beavis, boatman at Blakeney and Cley, loco Robert Rumbell, deceased.Ibid, p. 258.
Aug. 31Treasury letters patent. Thomas Roper to have the direction of the quarries, piers, cranes, and ways in Portland Isle till a surveyor and guardian thereof be appointed, loco Edward Tizard and Thomas Bryer.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 91–2.
Sept. 9Treasury warrant. John Wilson, tidesman at Irvine, loco Walter Keil, deceased; James Skinner, supervisor of the salt duty at Borrowstounness, loco James Bruce, deceased.North Britain Book XIII. p. 315.
Sept. 16Same. John Stagg, tidesman and boatman at Whitehaven, loco Christopher Dawson, resigned.Customs Book XV. p. 258.
Sept. 21Same. Richard Lewis, a tidesman, superior list, London port, loco Robert Williams, deceased; John Thomas to succeed him on the inferior list.Ibid.
Sept. 23Same. Cornelius Legg, mate of the “Richmond” sloop at Chichester, loco James Lee, dismissed.Ibid.
Same. William Deverel, distributor of stamps, co. Northampton, Warwick, and Rutland, loco John Smith, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 61.
Sept. 24A new Commission of Pedlars and Hawkers, with James Turner, loco Thomas Medlicott, the new commissioners to be William Luke, Robert Bland, and James Turner.Ibid, p. 9.
Sept. 30Treasury warrants. Thomas Baker, tidesman at Bridgwater, loco Thomas Haysham, deceased; Edward Hill, waiter and searcher at Barnstaple, loco Richard Parminter, deceased; Arthur Bawden, tidesman and boatman at Plymouth, loco Zacharias Walter, deceased; Michael Bailey, riding officer at Hythe, Dover port, loco James Ball, deceased; Richard Hutchins, boatman at Comwich, loco Thomas Baker, preferred, to be searcher and tidesman at Bridgwater.Customs Book XV. p. 258.
Treasury letters patent. Thomas Baker, ut supra, searcher at Bridgwater and all the ports, members, and creeks thereof, loco Thomas Haysham, deceased.Ibid, p. 254.
Same in Latin. William Beare, usher of the Tally Court (hostiarius infra Thesaurarium Scaccarii), loco Anthony Browne, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 94–5.
Treasury warrant. George Hobson, a rolling press printer, loco Daniel Stephens, deceased.Ibid, p. 95.
Oct. 5Same. Thomas Snook, junr, boatman at Shoreham, loco James Brown, superannuated; Charles Robins, same at Penryn, loco John Taubin, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 264.
Oct. 7Same. Thomas Gaden, tidesman and boatman at Poole, loco Robert Rogers, superannuated; William Allely, a boatman at Whitby, loco Abraham Watkins, deceased.Ibid.
Oct. 11Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Joseph Smith, esq., a Sergeant at Arms in ordinary, to attend the royal person, loco John Andrew Heyman, with the wages and fee of 3s. by the day, and 2s. 6d. for board wages; payments to date from 1742, Sept. 11.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 98–9.
Oct. 12Treasury warrant. Samuel Chapman, tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco John Yendall, deceased; Robert Martin, tidesman and boatman, Sidmouth, Exeter port, loco John Martin, deceased; William How, tidesman, Harwich port, loco John Wheatland, deceased.Customs Book XV. pp. 264–5.
Same to the Stamp Commissioners. Henry Hincks, a stamper in the Stamp Office, loco John Cooke made warehouse keeper of stamped paper and parchment, loco said Hincks.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 95.
Oct. 21Treasury warrant. James Scot, searcher of Customs at Antigua, loco William Lindsay, deceased; William Roe, tidesman and weighing porter at Southampton, loco Philip Davies, superannuated.Customs Book XV. p. 265.
Treasury Commissions. Robert Austen, of Shalford, co. Surrey, Receiver General of house duties in said county.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 339.
Same. Robert Austen, Receiver General of land tax, 1742, and arrears 1740, 1741, co. Surrey.Ibid, p. 344.
Oct. 26Treasury warrants. Thomas Isemonger, boatman at Cockbush, Chichester port, loco Anthony Isemonger, superannuated; George Baker, a tidesman at Lyme, loco William Hare, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 265.
Oct. 28Same. Bartholomew Elliot, waiter and searcher at Garthorpe (“Gainthorpe”), Hull port, and Joseph Smith, riding officer at Tunbridge, to change places; John Thomas, tidesman, inferior list, London, and William Brown, preferable weighing porter, ibid, to change places; Humphrey Hicks, waiter and searcher at Newlyn, Penzance port, loco William Davis, deceased.Ibid.
Nov. 2Same. John Florence, waiter and searcher at Wareham, Poole port, loco Jonathan Mallison, superseded.Ibid.
Nov. 4Same. Gervas Cowper, a waiter and searcher at Broadstairs, Sandwich port, to be tide surveyor, ibid, loco John Barber, superannuated; Thomas Paramor to succeed Gervas Cowper, as waiter and searcher at Broadstairs, Sandwich port; John Tolcher, tidesman and boatman at Plymouth, loco Arthur Bawden, who declines.Ibid.
Nov. 9Same. Nicholas Sinnock, a tidesman, superior list, London port. loco Jos. Hodges, deceased; Thomas Hindes to succeed him in the inferior list; John Thomas, a tidesman on the inferior list, ibid, loco William Britain, deceased.Ibid.
Nov. 11Same. Thomas Wanstable, waiter and searcher at Broadstairs, Sandwich port, loco Thomas Paramor, deceased.Ibid.
Treasury Commission. Thomas Lilly, a surveyor of houses, loco Richard Nicholl deceased, but to act in the co. of Worcester, in succession to Richard Wheeler, who is to execute Nicholl's office in co. Hereford.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 346.
Nov. 16Treasury warrants. John Wharry, tide surveyor, Harwich, loco John Coleman, dismissed; Mathew Lord, collector at Milford, loco Joseph Ricken, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 65.
Nov. 18Treasury warrants. William Munro, boatman at Port Glasgow, loco James Parker, deceased; Alexander Munro, tidesman, ibid, loco Thomas Haldane, deceased; Andrew Kempt, watchman, at Borrowstounness, loco Robert Peacock, deceased.North Britain Book XIII. p. 348.
Nov. 23Treasury Commission. Alexander Merrick, surveyor of houses, co. Bucks, loco John Carter, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Nov. 25Treasury warrants. David Mathews, waiter and searcher at Lytham, Poulton port, loco Thomas Greenhalgh, deceased; Thomas Smith, tidesman and porter at Whitehaven, loco Walter Phillips, resigned.Customs Book XV. p. 265.
Nov. 27Royal letters patent by the King. William Murray of Lincolns Inn. esq., to be Solicitor General, with the like wages, fees, profits and commodities as had by Sir John Strange or any other in said office.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 130.
Nov. 29Same by same. Sir Thomas Parker, one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, to be Chief Baron of the Exchequer.Ibid, pp. 206–7.
Nov. 30Treasury warrant. William Brown, tidesman at Yarmouth, loco John Bell, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 275.
Treasury Commission. Nicholas Feild, surveyor of houses, co. Gloucester, loco George Collier, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Dec. 1Treasury warrant to Horatio Walpole, Auditor of the Plantations; approving William Warren to be his deputy in said office in Barbados.
Prefixing:—Said Walpole's presentment of said Warren.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 101.
Dec. 2Treasury Commission. Samuel Rhymer, surveyor of houses, co. York, loco Joseph Pratt, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Treasury warrant of approval of Thomas Jones as deputy to Philip Westpaling and Jonathan Burward, one of the 5 undersearchers of the port of London.
Prefixing:—Presentment of said Jones.
Customs Book XV. p. 276.
Treasury warrant. Robert Walby, a tidesman at Workington, Whitehaven port, loco Joseph Willson, deceased.Ibid, p. 275.
Dec. 7Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal to appoint John Sheen one of the 4 messengers in ordinary of the Exchequer, loco George Oswald, deceased; with the usual fee or salary of 4½d. per diem and all other wages, fees, profits, &c.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 129.
Treasury warrant. Thomas Robins, tidesman at Poole, loco William Ditty, deceased; Robert Anderson, warehouse keeper of the pepper warehouse, London port, loco George Oswald, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 275.
Dec. 9Same. John Molineux, distributor of stamps, East division of Sussex, loco William Brett, resigning.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 61.
Dec. 14J. Scrope to the Secretary of the Salt Commissioners recommending John Chancy for a possible vacancy of a supernumerary salt officer at Portsea (Hants).Letter Book XX. p. 76.
Dec. 16Treasury Commission. John Bennett, surveyor of houses, co. Wilts, loco Christopher Baker, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Treasury warrant. Thomas Salmon, a boatman at Hastings, loco John Hyde, dismissed.Customs Book XV. p. 275.
Same. William Pole, distributor of stamped paper, &c., co. Lancaster, loco Ralph Peters, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 58.
Dec. 24Royal warrant in the form of letters patents, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, constituting James Lesley Solicitor to the Exchequer Court, Scotland (“our Solicitor in all matters and causes relating to debtors and accomptants to us in Scotland, except those under the conduct of the Solicitors of Customs and Excise there, and to take care that they be duly prosecuted until they have finished and fully discharged the same, and further to act and do such other matters and things as the Barons of the Exchequer there … shall think fit to commit to his care.”) all loco James Bogle, deceased, and with the salary of 140l. per an. for himself and clerk.North Britain Book XIII. pp. 348–9.
Dec. 30Treasury warrants. William Wastell, a tidesman, inferior list, London port, preferred to the superior list, loco John Wharry, preferred; Benjamin Soundy to succeed Wastell on the inferior list; Thomas Swift, a noontender, ibid, loco Richard Thomas, deceased; John Blackmoor, a riding officer at the Decoy House, Rye port, loco John Gibbon, dismissed.Customs Book XV. p. 275.
[? 1742.]2 notes of recommendation soliciting places upon the impending remove of the principal officers of the Customs in Scotland, viz. (a), the recommendation from Mr. Clarke of Derbyshire, in favour of Mr. Lee. 1 page. (b) Tho. Wentworth, senior and junior to Arthur Onslow, recommending Mr. Edward Beckwith. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCIX. No. 32.