|Nov. 2.||190. Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a house and 31 acres of waste near Windsor Park and adjoining Datchet Bridge, of which the Duke of Marlborough prays a lease.|
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's two reports on said Duke's two memorials concerning same: the first report, dated 1742–3, March 22, concerning the encroachment on part of said waste made by John Herring, a brewer of New Windsor, by building a house thereon, and conveying same to Lord Sidney Beauclerk as freehold: the second report, dated 1743, Oct. 26, as follows:—“I find that his late Majesty King William the 3rd purchased divers parcels of land amounting in the whole to 258 acres 3 roods lying between Windsor Little Park and the river Thames for the enlargement of the said park, and on making that enclosure left out a long irregular slip between the new wall and the river, containing near 31 acres for a way or road in lieu of the old way that was stopp'd by the said inclosure. The Corporation and inhabitants of New Windsor, sustaining some damage by inclosing the said lands within the park, which lands before were lyable to their public rates and taxes, his said late Majesty, in compensation of the said damage, was pleased by his letters of Privy Seal, bearing date the 17th of April in the 12th year of his reign, to grant them an allowance of 50l. per an. out of the Exchequer, together with the profits of the said 31 acres. In pursuance of this grant of the profits the Corporation let the said parcel of ground to one Thomas Bryers at 26l. per an., who fenced and inclosed it and putt up gates on the New Road; and thus it continued till about the year 1706, when her late Majesty Queen Ann, finding it very inconvenient and an obstruction to her in her frequent airings by the river, all the gates and inclosures were taken down and the ditches and mounds levelled, the road new laid with gravell, and the banks of the river sloaped. And her said late Majesty by her royal sign manual, bearing date 19 July, 1708, were pleased to grant them in recompense of the damage they sustained thereby an allowance of 20l. per an. Since that time it has been laid open as a wast or common, and several incroachments have been made by the inhabitants in the neighbourhood by cutting turf and digging pits …”
[Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 358–60.]
|Nov. 2.||191. Memorial to the Treasury from Joseph Younger and 35 others, subscribed, merchants, on behalf of themselves and others to whom General Oglethorpe's bills of exchange for His Majesty's service in America have been remitted, the acceptance and payment of which have been refused since 1742, April. As Oglethorpe is now in London he can vouch the drawing of said bills. Notwithstanding the first non-payment of said bills, memorialists' correspondents continued to support His Majesty's service from the consequence which must have happened to North America by the want thereof had they then stopped their supply to Oglethorpe. They can however go no further, and pray relief.|
Minuted:—ut infra p. 328. 1. sheet, with autograph signatures.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 26.]
|192. Present: Mr. Pelham, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.|
Andrew Crawford to be tide surveyor at [the] Cumbraes, loco Archibald Stewart, deceased; Alexander Ross, tidesman at Wigtown, loco John Murdock (Murdock), deceased; John Stringer, commander of a Customs sloop at Dover, loco Alexander Kidley, resigned (deceased); Francis Calvert to be deputy to Messrs. Richard Gee, and Valens Comyn, one of the 2 searchers at Gravesend, London port, loco — Roe.
A letter read from the Duke of Richmond for 2,000l. to pay bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Pouchoud from abroad. Ordered.
Same from same read for 3,000l. towards paying the tradesmen in the service of the Stables on their arrears. Ordered.
Same read from Mr. Edwd. Finch, Vice Chamberlain, for 500l. to Sir Clement Cotterel Dormer, as the King's present to Monsr. Nariskin upon his departure.
A petition read from Thomas Bird for himself and his securities, concerning certain recognizances. Warrant ordered.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
|To the Duke of Richmond for Mr. Pouchoud||2,000||0||0|
|To the same for extraordinaries of the Stables||3,000||0||0|
|To Sir Clement Dormer for a present to Monsr. Nariskin||500||0||0|
|A petition read from John Hardman, of Liverpool, merchant, concerning delivery of a box of arrangoes, imported by him from Holland, and intended to be sent to Africa. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.|
Same read from John May, periwig maker, for a lease of a small shed between the two Scotland Yards (North and Middle) in Whitehall, now in his possession, and of another small shed thereto adjoining. Referred to the Surveyor General of Lands.
A report from said Surveyor General read on the petition of William Sloper for a lease of a house he has in Greencloth Yard. Warrant for a particular ordered.
A petition read from Osmond Mordaunt and Barbara, his wife, informing of 2 legacies left to a frier and a nun, viz.: to Merry and Penelope Simpson, children of Frances Simpson, of St. Andrews, Holborn, which they look upon as superstitious bequests and forfeited, one moiety to the Crown, the other to the informer. Referred to the Attorney General.
Same read from Francis Kirton (Kerton), chocolate maker, late of New Street, Fetter Lane, concerning the balance of his debt to the Crown. Referred to the Excise Commissioners.
A memorial read from Mr. Krake on behalf of Mr. Frederick Meijer, the King's Secretary for the affairs of Hanover, praying that 15 cases, part of Maijer's baggage, may on their arrival be sent to his house, to be opened there when he arrives. Write to the Customs Commissioners to treat the same when they arrive with all civility.
Mr. Woodford's memorial for 828l. for victualling Annapolis and Placentia, 1743, July 1, to Sept. 30, referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.
Order for the issue to Mr. Corbett, for the service of the Navy, of 19,135l. on the head of wages as specified in his memorial of the 1st instant.
A petition read from the sufferers by the fire at Crediton, concerning duties on excisable goods destroyed by fire. Referred to the Excise Commissioners.
Same read from John Casamaijor, agent for the captors of the “San Joakim,” a Spanish prize, for leave to unload her goods into warehouses under double lock and key. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Two memorials read from the Postmasters General for repayment of land tax, 1741 and 1742, paid by their officers of under 60l. salary. Agreed to.
Write to the Customs Commissioners for an account of the amount of drawbacks on tobacco for 7 years last past.
A memorial read from sundry merchants in behalf of themselves and others interested in General Oglethorpe's unpaid bills. A list of said bills read amounting to 38,583l. 10s. 3d., certified by said General. Said General and the merchants called in and told that my Lords have no money to answer these bills: but when the General states the whole case my Lords will lay it before the King for his directions thereupon, and will do what in them lies to serve every individual, and what will be most for the public service.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 345–8; Nortli Britain Book XIII. p. 498; Customs Book XV. pp. 365, 373, 374; Reference Book X. pp. 242, 243; Crown Lease Book VI. p. 360.]
|193. Present: Mr. Pelham, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.|
A petition read from Richard Wallis for the defence by the Attorney General of His Majesty's title to several lands and tenements, &c., part of the forest of Arkengarth Dale, co. Yorks, mentioned in a particular of an intended grant to William Wallis, deceased, to whom said Wallis is executor. Referred to the Surveyor General of Lands.
Two letters to the Treasury read from Captain Smith, dated from Newfoundland, ut infra p. 329. Write to the Board of Ordnance to accept and pay the bills referred to, but to direct their officers not to draw any bills on the Treasury for the future.
A petition read from William Sympson, collector of house duties for Bedfordbury and Westminster, concerning his loss by the burning of his house and his debt to the Crown. Referred to the Taxes Commissioners.
A letter to the Treasury read from the Town Clerk of Portsmouth enclosing a copy of a presentment of the grand jury that the mill bridge there and the way leading to it are very much out of repair and dangerous. The Surveyor General's report also read on a petition of the Victualling Commissioners for putting those mills into their hands for the use of the public. My Lords agreeing with said report, order a warrant to resume said mills into the hands of the Crown, and to put them into possession of said Commissioners of the Victualling for the Crown's use. The said Town Clerk's letter to be sent to said Commissioners.
Auditor Lowndes's report read on the memorial from the executors of George, late Earl of Halifax, for arrears due [to him] as steward of Hampton Court. Warrant ordered for 657l. 19s. 10d., being so much of the said arrear as incurred in the reign of Geo. I., to be paid by debentures on the Receiver of land revenues in Middlesex who is to pay same out of ipsums in his hands at the foot of his declared accompt at Michaelmas, 1726.
A certificate read from the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford of the paper used in printing Cave's “Historia Literaria,” and praying repayment of the duties thereupon. Warrant ordered.
Warrant ordered, to be signed by the Lords Justices, for 500l. to Mr. Stone and 500l. to Mr. Weston, their secretaries, and 400l. to their clerks.
The Duke of Newcastle's letter read for 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chambers for imprests to the messengers. Ordered.
Order for the issue out of the Civil List revenue of 2,000l. to the Cofferer for purveyors for October, and 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chambers for messengers.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 349–51; Crown Lease Book VI. p. 361; Letter Book XX. p. 116.]
|Nov. 9.||194. J. Scrope to the Board of Ordnance concerning the notice received by the Treasury Lords from one of their messengers of two bills being left with him for acceptance drawn upon the Treasury from Newfoundland by Captain Thomas Smith for 500l. and 1,200l. for the expense of putting that island into a proper posture of defence pursuant to an Order of the Lords Justices of August 13 last. “Their Lordships command me to acquaint you therewith, and desire you if you have no objection thereto to take care that the said bills which will be produced to you be duly satisfyed. But as this way of drawing bills upon the Treasury for public services under the department of particular offices is quite new, their Lordships desire you will give notice to all such officers and persons as are under your direction not to draw any bills on them for the future.”|
[Letter Book XX. p. 106.]
|195. Present:—Mr. Pelham, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.|
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces of 130,442l. 9s. 9½d. to complete 2,340,229l. 8s. 4¾d. voted for the service of the forces for 1743.
Same for same to Mr. Corbett, for the Navy, of 50,000l. on the head of wages, and 5,000l. on the head of wear and tear, on his memorials of the 14th and 17th instant.
A memorial read from the Ranger of St. James's Park, signed by the deputy Ranger, for planting new trees in the park where wanted and new willows on the island, &c., &c. Referred to the Board of Works to estimate.
Same read from the Lord Almoner for 450l. for His Majesty's private pensions for 6 months to 1743, Sept., and for 359l. 10s. for 9 months to same time for daily alms and poor at the gate.
A letter read from the Duke of Richmond for 1,000l. to answer a bill of exchange drawn from abroad by Mr. Pouchoud. Ordered.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
|For the Privy Purse||3,000||0||0|
|For the Secret Service||4,000||0||0|
|For the Duke of Richmond for Mr. Pouchoud||1,000||0||0|
|A report read from the Customs Commissioners on a Danish ship called the “Young John and William,” of Altena, for removing the cargo from one part of the ship to the other in order to repair her. To be sent to the Clerk of the Council in waiting.|
Same from same read on a petition of the captors of the “San Joachim” prize, for the warehousing of the cargo. Warrant ordered, said Commissioners having no objection thereto.
Richard Dew to be a watchman, London port, loco John Rogers, deceased; George Horsford, waiter at Falmouth, in Antigua, loco Paul Horsford, deceased; James Marshall, a boatman at Liverpool, loco Thomas Williams (Williamson), dismissed.
A petition read from Jonathan Popham, broker, and Benja. Davies, his book-keeper, for stay of prosecution against them for exportation to Ireland of goods (bandannoes), bought at the East India Company's sale. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 352–3; Customs Book XV. p. 377; Reference Book X. p. 244.]
|Nov. 24.||196. Treasury warrant to Thomas Walker, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to issue forth his warrant for resuming into the hands of the Crown the three water corn mills at Portsmouth, with the mill pond and appurtenances, allowing the lessee the last half-year's rent of the premises; and thereafter to put the said premises into the possession of the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy or their nominee to be used by them for the service of the public, to be held by them at the yearly rent of 20s. during royal pleasure, or until a lease or grant thereof shall be passed in form. “And you are to take care that leave be given to His Majesty's Board of Ordnance to perform the works necessary to be done in the fortifications of Portsmouth and that the water be lett out for their accomodation as desired by them.”|
Appending:—Said Surveyor General's report thereon of date 1743, June 10.
[Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 367–9.]
|Nov. 24.||197. Petition to the Treasury from William Hayter and Alex. Johnston on behalf of the merchants and traders in borax and camphire, concerning the present state of those articles. Large quantities of borax unrefined, commonly called tineal, and camphire, unrefined, are frequently imported by the East India Company. Great part thereof might be refined here to be exported abroad, but the Customs officers do not allow any drawback on exportation if so refined in England. They are therefore exported unrefined, getting the full drawback, and are manufactured abroad to the detriment alike of the revenue and the trade. Pray legislation to establish such allowance as an encouragement to the trade.|
Appending:—Calculations to show the advantage to the revenue that would accrue from the change. Referred:—ut infra.
[Reference Book X. pp. 244–5.]
|198. Present: Mr. Compton, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.|
Aaron Wallard (Wellard) to be a boatman, Faversham, loco William Waters, resigned.
A petition read from Messrs. Hayter and Johnson, ut supra. Referred to the Excise Commissioners to consider and report thereon, and to transmit an account of the imports and exports of these commodities for 7 years, distinguishing each year.
Same read from Joseph Eyles (Iles), of Bristol, merchant, for discharge of his rice bond on rice shipped by licence from Carolina in the “Providence,” Peter Shuttleworth, master, he having complied with the law in every point except the master's delivering up the licence in person. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Same read from Roger Nobletts (Noblet), a prisoner in Lancaster Castle, for buying run goods. Referred ut supra.
Same read from John Venn, collector and supervisor of Excise in the Isle of Wight, praying allowance in account of 13l. 17s. 2½d., the amount of a dishonoured bill remitted by him on malt duties. Referred to the Excise Commissioners.
Same read from Rodrigues de Brito, a Portuguese subject, praying relief as to the ship “Nostra Senhora da Guia e Almas,” seized by Mr. Scott on the Act of Navigation. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Same read from the churchwardens and overseers of St. Dunstan in the Wrest for respite of a distringas against them for an arrear of 36l. 5s. 0d. on house duties, occasioned by the breaking of a collector of those duties. My Lords can do nothing in it.
James Lashford to be surveyor of windows for part of co. Southampton, loco [Thomas] Guyer; Nicholas Smith to succeed said Lashford as tidesman and weighing porter, Southampton port.
A memorial read from Mr. Jenison for repairs to the deer pens at Swinley [Lodge] and Foreland Rails in Windsor Forest. Referred to Surveyor of Woods.
A representation from the Customs Commissioners read concerning several smuggling vessels infesting the coasts of Kent and Sussex. A copy thereof, together with a copy of a memorial from Capt. Martin, commander of the “Princess Mary” Customs sloop, to be sent to Mr. Corbet to be laid before the Admiralty to consider what assistance may be given by the King's ships towards putting an end to this practice.
Warrant ordered for 65l. to William Emmerson for watering the road to Kensington Palace in the summer of 1743.
A petition read from Antho. Morgan, late sheriff of Brecon, for 10l. paid by him on the conviction of sheep stealers. Referred to the Auditor of Wales.
Leave of absence to William Rawlins, searcher at Bridgetown, Barbados.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
|To the Cofferer of the Household for purveyors||2,000||0||0|
|To the Speaker of the House of Commons||500||0||0|
|To Mr. Lowther||574||6||8|
|To the Whitehall preachers||375||0||0|
|To the Band of Pensioners||1,500||0||0|
|To Mr. Stone et al.||1,400||0||0|
|To Mor. Nariskin||546||18||6|
|To the Lord Almoner||809||15||0|
|To the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber||4,150||0||0|
|[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 354–6; Customs Book XV. pp. 377, 378; Letter Book XX. p. 116; Reference Book X. pp. 245, 246.]|
|199. (a–j) Ten statements or abbreviates of accounts, approximately monthly, by Allan Whitefoord, Receiver General in Scotland, of the moneys by him received and issued as such: all for the periods separately and respectively, 1742, Dec. 24, to 1742–3, Jan. 29; Feb. 26 to 1743, April 2; to April 30; to May 28; to June 25; to July 30; to August 27; to Oct. 1; to Oct. 29; to Nov. 27. 10 double sheets.|
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 27.]
|200. Present: Mr. Pelham, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Compton, Sir John Rushout, Mr. Gybbon.|
A petition read from George Venables Vernon, Esq., for a new lease of the town of Middlewich, Cheshire, and the office of Chamberlain, with the tolls there, from the death of the late Earl of Abingdon, all for 3 lives. Referred to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Same read from Mr. Warren, in behalf of several merchants of Hull, concerning the seizure there of some Levant wines under the Navigation Act. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Thomas Finwick to be collector of Customs at Oistins port, Barbados, loco Ralph Hopton, deceased.
A report read from the Surveyor General of Lands on the Earl of Cholmondeley's memorial for renewal of lease of the manor of Nantwich, co. Chester. A new lease directed without fine.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
|To the Great Wardrobe, 1748, Michaelmas quarter||9,888||19||8½|
|To the Master of same, salary same quarter||500||0||0|
|To Mr. More, a chaplain going abroad||20||0||0|
|To Mr. Thompson, same||20||0||0|
|Same for the issue to Mr. Corbett of 106,928l. 12s. 6d. for naval services as in his memorial of this day.|
A memorial read from James Murray, Receiver General of Customs in Scotland, for 4 months' leave of absence. Signify my Lords' consent to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, if they have no objection.
“The officers of the Ordnance attending about their estimate, my Lords acquaint them with respect to the two bills drawn from Newfoundland, that a warrant shall be prepared to be signed by His Majesty for paying the same out of money in their hands, and for inserting them in their estimate of services incurred, and not provided for by Parliament.”
A petition read from William Thompson, commander of the “Success” frigate, at and from Georgia (certified by General Oglethorpe to have been taken into His Majesty's service), praying to be paid some money upon account of the pay thereof for 18 months past, he never having as yet received any thereon. My Lords being quite unacquainted with this service cannot give any orders thereupon till General Oglethorpe lays his whole demand before them.
Christopher Hewett (Hewit), tidesman, superior list, London port, loco Joseph Hemmings, dismissed; Jonathan Hun ton to succeed him in the inferior list.
[Treasury Minute Book XXIX. pp. 857–8; Crown Lease Book VI. p. 354; Reference Book X. p. 246; Customs Book XV. p. 377.]
|201. An account of the extraordinary charges of the troops in British pay, which served in Flanders and Germany for the years 1742 and 1743, incurred and not provided for by Parliament. (Total extras for the British troops 280,984l. 18s. 0d.: ditto for Hanoverian troops in British pay 214,973l. 10s. 7d.: ditto for the Hessiau troops in British pay 28,064l. 19s. 8d.) 3 pages.|
Appending:—(a) A paper of notes relating to said extras of the British troops, followed by a query thereon. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 28.]