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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1743, July-September', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 5: 1742-1745 (1903), pp. 366-375. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92036 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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1743, July–September

July 5J. Scrope to sameTransmitting Mr. Ferne's second petition offering 20l. for the purchase of 2 shares of the river Kennet, said shares having been twice put up for sale and no bids got.Customs Book XV. p. 318.
E. Weston to the Treasury, dated from Whitehall.Conveying the directions of the Lords Justices for a gratification of 200l. to Brig. Blakeney for reducing and taking the deserters from the Highland regiment and 143l. 4s. 6d. for losses of horses by General Wade's regiment.
Endorsed:—Prepare a warrant. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXI. No. 35.
Warrant under the Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords to His Majesty's Advocate and Procurator General in the Admiralty Courts and Courts Ecclesiastical.For administration to be granted to Landon Jones of a legacy of 2,000 rix dollars bequeathed by Silvanus Landon to his natural son William.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 264–5.
July 6Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General. &c., of the Board of Works.For works and repairs at St. James's Park, to an estimate of 1.218l. 10s. 0d.
Prefixing
:—Report from said Surveyor, &c., detailing said repairs.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. pp. 196–7.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of the manor and demesne lands of Walton Leigh, co. Surrey, of which Thomas Palmer prays a new lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Palmer's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 342–3.
Same to Sir Dudley Rider, Attorney General.To discharge Francis Page, now in the King's Bench prison, of several forfeited recognizances to the amount of 160l., and 2 fines of 10l. and 13l. 6s. 8d.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 180.
July 7Petition to the Treasury from James Brudenel.For repairs at the house in the Mews belonging to him as Gent. of the Horse to the King.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p 195.
Same to same from Thomas Winnington.For same to the office of the Cofferer of the Household, which has had nothing done to it for many years.Ibid.
July 9J. Scrope to [the Customs Commissioners, Scotland].Transmitting an Order of Council for all ships from Sicily and the Mediterranean to perform quarantine.North Britain Book XIII. p. 465.
July 11Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revell's list of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1743, April 18, to May 15 (total 3,727 men).Letter Book XX. p. 98.
July 13Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to William Nicholas of a messuage, &c., in Old Spring Gardens, near St. James's Park.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin, memorandum, ratal, and demise.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 343–6.
Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Treasury Lords.For a grant to the Earl of Bute of the teinds of the Isle of Bute (the teind sheaves, and other teinds great and small, parsonage and vicarage, teind duties and other duties, rents and casualties, payable to the Crown as come in the place of the late Bishop of the isles) for 19 years from 1741. Whitsunday.North Britain Book XIII. pp. 465–7.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the securities of Thomas Phipps, junr., et al, detailed, as Receivers General for part of Wilts, 1743, and other counties, respectively detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 366.
Same to same -To stay process against James Gee. Receiver General for part of co. York.
Prefixing:—Taxes Commissioners' report.
Ibid, pp. 373–4.
Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to Sir Dudley Rider, Attorney General.For the late sheriff of Southampton town to pay over to John Dennis 26l. 5s. 5d., recovered on the outlawry of Robert Horne.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 269–70.
July 14Petition to the Treasury from Mat. Woodford.For 819l. for victualling Placentia and Annapolis, 1743, April 1 to June 30.Reference Book X. p 239.
July 15J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To detain certain ships from Cephalonia, expected at Bristol, till further order in Council be given in relation thereto.Customs Book XV. p. 326.
Report to the Lords Justices in Council from the Treasury Lords.Concerning the ships “Mermaid,” “Success,” “Tito,” and “Bacchus,” under quarantine.Ibid, p. 327.
The Commissioners for Sick and Wounded Seamen, to William Corbett.To solicit from the Treasury 8.700l. for sick quarters to June 30 last, and for medicines, &c, for hospitals and hospital ships. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXI. No. 40.
July 19J. Scrope to Mr. Stone -Enclosing 6 papers, detailed, relating to quarantine and to the ships “Pembroke,” “Garland,” “Bacchus” and “Betty.”Customs Book XV. p. 328
Same to the Customs Commissioners.Transmitting for report thereon an Order of Council concerning the ships “Success,” “Tito” and “Mermaid” under quarantine.Ibid, pp. 328–9,
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a certificate of the deficiency at Xmas, 1742, of the Additional Stamp duties to answer the 24,000l. 3 per cent. annuities payable at the Bank.Letter Book XX. p. 101.
July 20Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Thomas Palmer of the manor, &c., of Walton Leigh, co. Surrey.
Prefixing:—Particular in Latin, memorandum, ratal and demise.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 346–52.
J. Scrope to the Taxes Commissioners.To take possession of Mr. Townshend's house in St. Stephen's Court, belonging to him as one of the Tellers of the Exchequer, except such part thereof as is in possession of the Paymasters of Exchequer Bills.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 374.
Same to the Attorney GeneralTransmitting the Taxes Commissioners' report concerning the discharge of the balance of Mr. Burridge's debt.Ibid, p. 375.
July 21The Board of Trade, Whitehall, to the Treasury.Forwarding the account of incidents and salaries for the office of the Board of Trade for 1742, Michaelmas quarter.
Together with:—Said accounts in abstract and in detail.
Endorsed:—1743, Oct. 12, warrant signed. 7 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXI. No. 41.
July 22Hen. Fane (in the absence of the Secretaries of the Treasury) to the Auditor of the Receipt.To cause the plate for printing off Exchequer bills on malt to be adapted to the year 1743.Letter Book XX. p. 101.
July 27J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Christopher Clayton, inspector of the delivery of unrated East India goods; and to Richard Kighton, one of the coastwaiters, London port.Customs Book XV. p. 333.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To discharge the widow and sureties of Joseph Marter, late collector of Excise for Reading collection, of 110l. for a dishonoured bill, drawn by Thomas Read on Mary Tull, and taken by said Marter for purposes of remitting; he having for several years sent said Read's bills: and to set same in super on Thomas Read and Mary Tull.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 180–1.
July 27John Jefferys to the Treasurer of the Chamber.For the names of the several persons for whom his application was made for 1,000l. for the expense of His Majesty's servants abroad, under the direction of the Duke of Grafton.Letter Book XX. p. 102.
J. Scrope to [the Commissioners for Stamps].Leave of absence to George Robson, one of the rolling press printers.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.Transmitting for report another memorial sent to the Treasury from the Earl of Arran, concerning the Prizage and Butlerage of wines.Irish Book IX. p. 405.
July 28J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the opposition met with by Mr. Cadman, tidesurveyor at Dover, from smugglers there.Customs Book XV. p. 336.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests; and to the Comptroller General of the Customs severally.To attend the Treasury on Wednesday next, concerning the accounts of the 4½ per cent. duty.Letter Book XX. p. 102.
July 29Hen. Fane (in the absence of the Secretaries of the Treasury) to the Auditors of Imprests.Enclosing a list of the directions made by the Treasury Lords in the margin of the last certificate from said Auditors.Ibid.
Aug. 1Report to the Treasury from the Barons of the Exchequer. Scotland.On the petition of William Campbell, of Lochdochart, for a grant of mines on his lands. Advise the grant, tho' there is no concurrence of a Master of Metals as required by the Act of 1592, said office being long disused.
Endorsed:—Recd. 24 Nov. 1743. Read 9 Aug. 1744. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Draft royal charter of grant for the above. 3½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 1.
Aug. 2John Jefferys to the Paymasters of Exchequer Bills.Conveying the Treasury's directions for him to pay 40l. per an. to the Hon. Thomas Townshend, being part rent of his house as a Teller of the Exchequer.Letter Book XX. p. 104.
Aug. 3Treasury warrant to the Attorney General.For taking the security of William Williams, of Caerleon, co. Monmouth, as Receiver of house duties, co. Monmouth.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 375.
Same to the Surveyor General and the rest of the officers of the Board of Works.For repairs in St. James's Park to an estimate of 325l.
Prefixing:
—Memorials from said Surveyor, &c. for said repairs and for an imprest.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book 11. p. 197.
Aug. 9Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, dated Custom House, London.On the petition of Robert Hanning for pardon as being concerned in the murder of Samuel Alexander, a watchman.
Endorsed:—Aug; 10 “Prepare a report to the Lords Justices.” 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Copy of George Walker's examination herein. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 3.
Aug 10Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of the manor of Neats Court with the appurtenances, and a tenement called Hughs tenement, in the Isle of Sheppey, of which Ann Edwin prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Edwin's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 353–4.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to comply with an Order in Council, prefixed, of date July 28.For ships from the Mediterranean, driven into port by stress of weather, to proceed on their voyage without performance of quarantine.Customs Book XV. p. 336
Same to the King's Remembrancer to the Exchequer.To take the security of John Way as Receiver of the Hackney Coaches and Chairs revenue.
Prefixing:—Deputy King's Remembrancer's certificate as to said securities.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 183.
Aug. 11Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For the provision of liveries (velvet coat trimmed as usual) for the trumpeters and drummers of His Majesty's Royal regiment of Horse; to an estimate of 825l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 142.
Aug. 15Report to the Treasury from Sir Dudley Ryder Attorney General.On the memorial of the Duke of Grafton, Lord Chamberlain, concerning the action brought against him by the Earl of Halifax, as housekeeper of Hampton Court Palace, for his refusing to swear in an underhousekeeper of Hampton Court Palace, said Duke not thinking himself at liberty so to do, as apprehending said office to be in the Crown. 2 pages.
Appending:
—(a) Said Duke's memorial.
Endorsed:—1742, Nov. 25. Read. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 5.
Aug. 17Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General, &c., of the Board of Works.For repairs at the office of the Cofferer of the Household adjoining New Palace Yard; to an estimate of 255l.
Prefixing:
—Report from said Surveyor, &c.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 198.
Same to same -For same at Mr. Brudenel's house at the Mews, Charing Cross: to an estimate of 124l.
Prefixing
:—As above.
Ibid.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners from the Treasury of an Order of Council, prefixed, of date August 11.For an examination as to the ports of origin of the lading of the ship “Mermaid.”Customs Book XV. p. 343.
Report to the Lord Justices from the Treasury Lords.On the petition of Robert Hanning, concerning the killing of a watchman in 1733.
Appending:—Report thereon to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, the examination of George Walker, an accomplice; and said Hanning's petition.
Ibid, pp. 344–6.
Aug. 17Treasury warrant to William Lowndes, auditor of the duties on houses, co. Devon.To allow to William Burridge 900l. 12s. 0d. upon his passing the accounts of Samuel Burridge, formerly Receiver General for part of Devon.
Prefixing:—Taxes Commissioners' report on the petition of Johanna Burridge and Samuel Burridge, respectively widow and surety of said Samuel Burridge.
Appending:—Statement of opinion by Sir Dudley Ryder upon said Commissioners' report.
Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 375–7
Report to the Treasury from the Excise Commissioners, London.On the memorial of Capt. Thomas Hanway, Commander of the “Mortar” sloop, concerning a seizure of rum on his ship by the Excise officers at Bristol. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) Said memorial with order of reference. 1¼ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 6.
Aug. 18Petition to same from Seth. Jermy and Thomas Bemister, trustees for the co-heirs of Joanna Oakes.For a new lease of lands near Gosport, formerly purchased for perfecting the plan of fortifications of Portsmouth.Crown Lease Book VI. p. 354.
Aug. 19Same to same from Samuel Porcase.For release from Norwich gaol on giving security.Reference Book X. p. 239.
Aug. 23The Board of Works to the Treasury.For an imprest of 600l. towards the works carrying on at Denmark House. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXII No. 8.
Aug. 24J. Scrope to [Mr. Basket] the King's printer.To send to the Secretary at War in accordance with the latter's request of the 22nd instant, 500 books of Exercise of the Horse, Dragoons and Foot, bound up together in order to be distributed among the officers of the army.Letter Book XX. p. 105.
Same to the Clerk of the Council in waiting.Enclosing the return of the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, touching the places appointed by them for the performance of quarantine there, and the number of forces necessary for that service.Ibid, p. 106.
Treasury warrant to the Salt Commissioners.To repay land tax. 1743, to salt officers of under 100l. salary.Warrants not relating to Money XXVI. p. 234.
Aug. 27Memorial to the Treasury from Lord Hobart. Treasurer of the Chamber.Forwarding (a) infra
Endorsed
:—1,000l. ordered. 1 page.
Appending
:—(a) The Duke of Grafton, Lord Chamberlain, to Lord Hobart, for 1,000l. for extraordinaries of the servants under said Duke's direction attending the King abroad. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 9.
Sept. 1J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a certificate of the income into the Exchequer, on or before 1743, June 24, from the duties on licences for selling spiritous liquors by retail, with the surplus thereof after reserving sufficient to pay the interest to that day on Exchequer bills payable out of same.Letter Book XX. p. 105.
Sept. 1Memorial to the Treasury from T. Winnington, Cofferer of the Household.For 2,000l. to meet bills of exchange for the service of the Greencloth abroad.
Endorsed:—Agreed to. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 10.
Sept. 2J. Scrope to Mr. Metcalf, Solicitor of Customs.For the discharge of William Richards, of Penzance, arrested on an Exchequer process, it being absolutely necessary that he should be immediately discharged.Customs Book XV. p. 347.
Treasury warrant to the Revenue Commissioners. Ireland.For 873 swords and 97 hangers to be landed free at Dublin at the desire of Major General Charles Frampton for his regiment of foot in Ireland.Irish Book IX. p. 405.
Sept. 7Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1742. Sept. 28.For the provision of furniture, detailed, for His Majesty's service to go to Flanders: to an estimate of 1,106l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. pp. 199–200.
Same for same of same from same to same, of same date.For same of same, detailed, for Lord Carteret's office at Whitehall: to an estimate of 502l.Ibid, pp. 200–1.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, England.To convey to James Ferne for 20l. two shares of the River Kennet navigation.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Customs Book XV. p. 348.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe.For new standards for His Majesty's Third Troop of Horse Guards: at an estimate of 66l.Lord Chamberlains Warrant Book II. p. 75.
Same for same of same from same to same.For the provision of liveries for the Master of His Majesty's barges and for 48 royal waterman and 12 watermen at pension: to an estimate of 342l.Ibid, p. 127.
Sept. 8Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order of Council of same date, prefixed.To prevent a Dutch ship, supposed to have the plague on board, coming into any of the ports of the kingdom.Customs Book XV. p. 349.
J. Scrope to, severally and respectively, the Treasurer of the Chamber, the Board of Works, the Master of the Great Wardrobe, the Master of the Robes, and the Cofferer of the Household,For a copy for the Treasury of their several establishments as they now stand.Letter Book XX. p. 106.
Same to the Governor of the Bank of England.To attend with the Deputy Governor at the Treasury Chambers on Wednesday next.Ibid
Sept. 13The Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded Seamen, to William Corbett, “at the [Navy] Pay Office.”To solicit from the Treasury 15.000l. for bills of exchange and subsistence of prisoners of war. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 13.
Sept. 14J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.For civility to be shewn to the Secretary from the King of Sweden concerning his 6 silk waistcoats seized by the Customs Officers.Customs Book XV. p. 349.
Treasury warrant to same to comply with an order of Council, prefixed, of date Sept. 8.Approving the persons nominated by the Lord Mayor of London to be appointed to attend with a hoy to open, air, and repack the goods in ships under quarantine; and the allowance proposed as proper to be made to them for same.Ibid, p. 350.
Sept. 15J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners [England].Leave of absence to James Dunbar, a tidesman, London port.Ibid, p. 297.
Sept. 17Treasury warrant to the Taxes Commissioners.For the estates of James Bull, late Receiver General for Brecon, Radnor, and Montgomery, to be conveyed to Benjamin Holl as trustee for the Crown.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 379.
Sept. 20J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Forwarding the memorial of Monr. Narischkin, Envoy Extraordinary from the Empress of Russia, concerning his allowance of wine [to pass the Customs].Customs Book XV. p. 350.
Memorial to the Treasury from T. Winnington, Cofferer of the Household.For 4 525l. to meet bills of exchange for the service of the Greencloth abroad (including 525l. for Princess Louisa's voyage to Holland).
Endorsed:—Sept. 21. Issue 2,000 and 525l.
Appending
:—(a) Tho. Hales to said Winnington for said 525l. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 16.
Sept. 21Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order in Council, prefixed, of date Sept. 14, made in accordance with a report, recited, from the Customs Commissioners.For the destruction of certain goods detailed, silk, sausages, hats, wine. &c., on board the “Mermaid” now under quarantine in Standgate Creek.Customs Book XV. pp. 351–4.
Same to same to observe same of same date.For the similar destruction of certain silks and velvets in the ship “Duke of Lorain.”Ibid, p. 354.
Same to same to observe same of same date.For permitting all ships, under quarantine, having gunpowder on board to land same.Ibid.
Same to same - -For paying into the Exchequer a moiety of the composition money of William Ousley.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on said Ousley's petition.
Ibid, p. 355.
Sept. 21Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.For the discharge of Thomas Story from Durham gaol.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on said Story's case.
Customs Book XV. p. 356.
Same to same -To accept 80l. from Edward Styth, keeper of Lancaster gaol, as composition for the escape of John Sharpe from said gaol.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 356–8.
Petition to the Treasury from Richard Cross of Rathburne Place, victualler.For relief in the matter of duty on brandy accidentally staved in.Reference Book X. p. 233.
Sept. 27J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Enclosing Revell's list of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1743, May 16 to June 12, and June 13 to July 10 (totals 3,701 men and 3,724 men).Letter Book XX. p. 107.
Sept. 28Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1743, August 25.For the provision of liveries for 1,743 for Richard Scott, Master of her late Majesty's barges, and 18 watermen, detailed, to her late Majesty; to an estimate of 148l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 201.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, to observe an order of Council of Sept. 22.For the destruction of velvets and silks taken on board the “Duke of Lorain” at Genoa.Customs Book XV. p. 358.
Treasury order for the execution of an Auditor of the Receipt's order of date 1742, Dec. 29.For the issue of 100l. to Thos. Walker, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on his allowance for travelling charges.Order Book XVII. p. 302.
Same for same of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Wardrobe.For a livery for 1743 for Mrs. Alice Bill, herbstrewer in ordinary to his Majesty.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 167.
Petition to the Treasury from Peter Burrell and John Bristow.For 1 400l. 6s. 6d. on their contract for supplying Minorca garrison with salt beef.Reference Book X. p. 241.
J. Scrope to the Taxes Commissioners.Enclosing a memorial from Mr. Wilkinson, minister of the Savoy, proposing a discovery.Letter Book XX. p. 108.
Sept. 29Petition to the Treasury from Elizabeth Story.For her daughter Elizabeth Purhagen, who is with child, to be allowed to leave the ship “Rose,” arrived from Trapani and Port Mahon, and now performing quarantine in Standgate Creek.Customs Book XV. p. 358.
Same to same from Mary Baker.For release from her imprisonment in the Fleet for being concerned in smuggling.Reference Book X. p. 241.
Same to same from John Sanvidge.For same from same in Hull gaol for running goods.Ibid.
J. Scrope to the Clerks of the Council in waiting.Forwarding the Customs Commissioners' report concerning destroying silk and velvet on board the ship “Mermaid” and “Duke of Loraine.”Letter Book XX p. 108.
Sept. 29J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a certificate of the sum wanting to make up the interest on loans on salt duties, continued by the act of 14 Geo. II.; and same of the deficiency at 1743, Michaelmas, of the income of land tax, 1741, to satisfy principal and interest thereon.Letter Book XX. p. 108.
Sept. 30Reference from the Treasury to the Customs Commissioners, of an order of Council.On the petition of Robert Richards. Master of the “Montagu,” from Port Mahon, laden with returned goods and stores.Customs Book XV. p. 358.
The Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, to William Corbett [Paymaster to the Treasurer of the Navy].To solicit the Treasury for 360l. 2s. 6d. for 1743, Sept. 29 quarter's salaries for the Office for Sick and Wounded Seamen. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 18.