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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1743, October-December', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 5: 1742-1745 (1903), pp. 375-383. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92037 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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1743, October–December

Oct. 4J. Scrope to the Commissioners for Stamps.Leave of absence to George Robson, a rolling press printer.Letter Book XX. p. 102.
Oct. 4
and 12
Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to William Aislabie, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To pass the account of the expense of the Great Wardrobe for the year ended 1740, Sept. 29, notwithstanding its exceeding the limited allowance of 13,000l. by the further sum of 10,846l. 9s. 9d.
Appending
:—A state of said account.
King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 294–5. 304–5.
Oct. 5Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order in Council of date 1743, Sept. 29.For the destruction of silk and velvet from the “Mermaid” and the “Duke of Lorain.” by their being secured in sheet lead, and taken out and sunk in deep waters on the “Princess Caroline” sloop, belonging to the Custom House.Customs Book XV. p. 359.
Same to same for same of same of same date.To inquire into the prime cost of the goods so destroyed out of the “Duke of Lorain,” the Treasury intending speedily to consider the case of the proprietors, and the most proper method for making satisfaction for such goods.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1743, Sept. 29 quarter's income of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of the income and liability of said fund for said quarter.
Money Book XLI. pp. 284–5.
Same to same -For same of the General Fund for same quarter.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 286–7.
Oct. 10J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.For the Earl of Stair's baggage and several pieces of furniture of his house at the Hague to be sent to his house here on their arrival, he being expected this week from Holland.Customs Book XV. p. 360.
Oct. 10Memorial to the Treasury from the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia; signed by Benj. Martin, secretary to said Trustees.For the remission of the Exchequer deduction of 6d. per £ off the 12,000l. payable to them. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 19.
Oct. 11J. Scrope to the Clerk of the Council in waiting.Transmitting the Customs Commissioners reports concerning appointing a man-of-war to conduct the vessel out to sea which has silks on board to be destroyed; and concerning the ships “Bosphorus” and “Vernon” under quarantine in Standgate Creek.Letter Book XX. p. 110.
Oct. 12Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to comply with an Order of Council, prefixed, of date 1743, Oct. 11.For a man-of-war to attend the sloop out to sea that has on board the silks and velvet ordered to be destroyed.Customs Book XV. p. 360.
Same to sameTo permit Messrs. Roger Drake and Beeston Long to enter goods taken by a Spanish privateer and ransomed by them.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Ibid. p. 361.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Ann Edwin of the manor of Neats Court, &c., in Sheppey, Kent.
Prefixing, &c.:—Particular, memorandum, ratal and demise.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 355–7.
Same to the Excise Commissioners.To discharge Robert Hann from his imprisonment in Dorchester gaol for his arrear of starch duties.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on said Hann's petition.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 186.
Oct. 13H. Fane (in the absence of the Secretaries of the Treasury) to [the Auditor of the Receipt].For a certificate of the deficiency at 1743, June 24, of the duty on victuallers granted 12 Geo. I. to answer the interest or premium payable to the Bank on 481,400l. (residue of 500,000l.) in Exchequer bills charged thereon; and for same of same at 1743, Sept. 29, of the duty on sweets, granted 10 Geo. II., to answer the interest, or premium payable to same on 499,600l. (residue of 500,000) in same charged thereon.Letter Book XX. p. 114.
Oct. 17J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To facilitate the delivery, from on board the ships now in the river, of the baggage of the Ambassador lately arrived here from the Bey of Tripoli, as by Mr. Russell's request on said Ambassador's behalf.Ibid.
Oct. 19Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Revell.For 1,136l. 5s 0d. for victualling Oglethorpe's regiment at Georgia, 1742–3, March 8 to 1743, Sept. 7.Reference Book X. p. 242.
Oct. 19Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests.To allow the salaries and incidents accounts of the salt officers in the country for 1 year to 1742, Lady Day.
Prefixing:—Said accounts (total salaries 14,492l. 0l.d., poundage 342l. 15s. 0d., incidents 2,685l. 11s.d., premiums for returns of money 561l. 2s. 4d. riding charges 70l.)
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 186–8.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Wardrobe.For a livery for 1743. for Mr. Gower. ratkiller in ordinary to His Majesty.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 167.
Petition to the Treasury from William Sloper.For extension of lease of a house and ground in Greencloth Yard, Whitehall.Crown Lease Book VI. p. 239.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe.For the provision of liveries and waist-coats for the children of the Chapel. for the year 1743: to an estimate of 264l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II p. 129.
J. Scrope to John Sharpe, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury.To defray the expenses of the trial of James Dougan, a native of Ireland, and a lieutenant in the Spanish service, for forcing British prisoners, taken by the Spaniards to enter Spanish service; and expenses in the case of the estate of Frances Shuttleworth given to popish or superstitious uses.
Prefixing:—Said Sharpe's memorial concerning same.
Letter Book XX. p. 115.
Oct. 25Same to the Clerk of the Council in Waiting.Transmitting the Customs Commissioners report concerning t he “Charming Kitty” under quarantine at Bristol.Ibid, p. 109.
Memorial to the Treasury from the Excise Commissioners, London.Concerning a violent rescue of Thomas Skinner, of Little Peckham. from the Excise officers. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 22.
The Excise Commissioners, Scotland, to the Treasury. dated Excise Office. Edinburgh.Concerning the balances of 15,035l. 1s.d. remaining in the hands of their Receiver on account of malt duties 1726–1743. and of 1,145l. 16s.d. on account of the duty on silver plate. 1 page.Ibid, No. 23.
Oct. 26Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To stay proceedings against William Elliot, late Receiver of land tax and house duties, co. Cornwall.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 348.
Oct. 27J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Edward Kenwrick, a tidesman. London port.Customs Book XV. p. 372.
Oct. 8Same to Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Customs Commissioners.To pass the baggage of Lord George Sackville, he being greatly in want of it, and it detained “on account of this holy days.”Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Council in Waiting.Concerning several fishermen who went on board a Dutch ship from Sitia (“Setté”) [supposed to be infected].Ibid, p. 373.
Oct. 31J. Scrope to the Clerk of the Council.Forwarding the letter from the Secretary to the Customs Commissioners, concerning the silks, &c., destroyed out of the “Mermaid” and “Duke of Lorain.”Customs Book XV. p. 373.
Nov.Same to the Secretary to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the dismissal of Thomas Richards, deputy searcher at Penryn. Cornwall; also to know if the Surveyor of Potomac in Maryland is dead, as their Lordships intend to appoint George Steuart to Same if vacant.Ibid, p. 374.
Treasury warrant to Sir Dudley Rider, Attorney General (marked “cancelled.”)To discharge Thomas Burd, of Taunton. and his securities of several estreated recognizances.
Prefixing:—Said Burd's petition to the Treasury.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 188–9.
Nov. 3J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners.To offer a reward of 200l. for discovery of the persons who rescued Thomas Skinner of Little Peckham.Letter Book XX. p. 116.
Nov. 7Same to the Clerk of the Council.Forwarding the Customs Commissioners' report concerning Captain Mears, who carried out silks and velvets to be detroyed.Customs Book XV. p. 374.
Nov. 9Treasury order for the execution of a warrant from William Finch to Lord Abergavenny.For the provision for Lord Tyrawley, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Empress of Russia, of 5,893 oz. of white plate, and 1,066 oz. of gilt plate, being the usual allowance on the like occasion: to an estimate of 3,100l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 202.
Same for same of same from same to same.For same of chapel furniture detailed, for same in same capacity; to an estimate of 408l.Ibid.
J. Scrope to Mr. Wood. Secretary to the Customs Commissioners.To know if John Hazell, one of the waiters at Bridgetown in Barbados, is dead.Customs Book XV. p. 374.
Treasury warrants to the Postmaster General.To repay land tax 1741 and 1742, to officers of the Post Office of under 60l. salary.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 41.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of a messuage in Green-cloth Yard. Whitehall, of which William Sloper prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Slopers petition for same.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 360–1
Same to the Treasurers Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To discharge Thomas Burd and his securities of several estreated recognizances with which they stand charged in said officer's office and in the Great Roll of the Pipe.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 189.
J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Enclosing Revell's lists of men victualled at Gibraltar garrison. 1743, July 11 to August 7, and August 8 to Sept. 4, (total 3,638 men, and 3,626 men).Letter Book XX. p. 107
[? Nov. 10]Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer seal.Of 2 shares in the River Kennet Navigation to Eliz: Martyn.Crown Lease Book VI. p. 362.
Nov. 10Petition to the Treasury from William Simpson, collector of house duties for Bedfordbury Ward, in St. Martin's [in the Fields] Parish.Concerning a fire at his house, in which 54l. 17s. 0d. of said duties collected was destroyed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 355.
Same to same from James Hodges, late of Crondall in Hampshire, planter.For release from his imprisonment in Winchester Goal on his bankruptcy.Reference Book X. p. 243.
Nov. 14J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the King's baggage which is expected soon from Holland: and the baggage of Lord Carteret, and the books and papers of his office.Customs Book XV. p. 374.
Nov. 17Petition to the Treasury from Viscount Weymouth, Ranger of St. James's Park.For repairs and planting in said park -Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 202.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to the Duke of Marlborough of a house and 31 acres of waste, near Windsor Park.
Prefixing, &c.:—Two constats, ratal and demise.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 363–5.
J. Scrope to the Clerk of the Council.Forwarding the Customs Commissioners' report concerning a Danish ship “Young John and William.” of Altona, put into Portsmouth.Customs Book XV. p. 375.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the security of Benjamin Holl, of Walton, co. Radnor, as trustee, for the Crown, of James Bull's estates.
Prefixing:—Taxes Commissioners representation.
Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 379–80.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the account of the Duke of Chandos as Clerk of the Hanaper in Chancery 40l. for one year to 1742, Sept. 29, for the charge of passing same.
Prefixing:—Certificate by Edw. Bangham.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 190.
Petition to the Treasury from John Hele, cabinet maker.For stay of prosecution against him for stamp duty on money had with an apprentice.Reference Book X. p. 244.
Nov. 18Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. [Cancelled. See infra p. 382 under date Dec. 20.]For the captors of the “San Joakim,” taken going from Cadiz to Vera Cruz to unlade its cargo into warehouses.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on the petition of John Casamaijor on behalf of said captors.
Customs Book XV. pp. 376–7.
Nov. 23J. Scrope to Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Customs Commissioners.Enclosing a letter from Mr. Baker, Deputy Secretary at War, in answer to the request for the military to assist the officers of the Customs at Bristol to oblige ships to perform quarantine.Ibid, p. 884.
Nov. 24Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To discharge James Hodges late of Crondall, co. Southants, from Winchester gaol, he having been in prison since Sept., 1742. on a commission of bankruptcy sued forth against him in Feb., 1740–1.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on said Hodges' petition.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 190–1.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of the manor of Kings Norton, co. Worcester, of which Henry Archer prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Archer's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book VI. p. 366.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to William Sloper of a messuage in Green Cloth Yard. Whitehall Palace.
Prefixing, &c.:—Particular in Latin, memorandum, ratal and demise.
Ibid, pp. 369–72.
Nov. 28J. Scrope to the officers of the Ordnance.For one of them to lay before the Treasury to-morrow morning the estimates for their office for 1744, when the Treasury will also consider the 2 bills drawn from Newfoundland by Capt. Smith.Letter Book XX. p. 117.
Nov. 29Same to the Customs Commissioners.Transmitting from the Treasury letters from Lord Carteret and Prince Scherbatow, Minister Plenipotentiary from the Empress of Russia, concerning goods belonging to Prince Scherbatow, seized at the Custom House.Customs Book XV. p. 378.
Dec. 1Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, England.For the discharge from Norwich Castle of Samuel Porcase. of Wisbech, mariner.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on said Porcase's petition.
Ibid, pp. 378–9.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu.For liveries for 1743 for the 3 under-game-keepers of game about Newmarket.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 167.
Dec 2J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Transmitting Mr. Corbet's letter acquainting the Treasury with what the Admiralty have done in order to assist the Customs officers against the smuggling vessels on the coast of Kent and Sussex.Customs Book XV. pp. 379.
Same to [same] -Leave of absence to James Brown, a tidesman, London port.Ibid.
Dec. 7Same to the Taxes Commissioners.For their opinion on the alteration proposed by Sir Christopher Musgrave to be made in the land tax bill.Letter Book XX. p. 117.
Dec 8The Board of Trade, Whitehall, to the Treasury.Forwarding the accounts of incidents and salaries of said office for 1742, Xmas quarter.
Together with:—Said accounts in abstract and in detail.
Endorsed:—1748–4, Jan. 17. Warrant signed. 7 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 30.
Dec. 8Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of 2 small old sheds in Scotland Yard. Whitehall Palace, of which John May prays a lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyors report on said Mays petition for same.
Crown Lease Book VI. p. 374.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Henry Archer of the manor of Kings Norton, co. Worcester.
Prefixing, &c.:—Particular in Latin, memorandum, ratal and demise.
Ibid, pp. 375–8.
Dec. 10Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Auditors of Imprests.Directing the proportions in which the pensions of 150l. to Sarah Duck deceased, and James Thornton, and of 50l. to Mrs. Poole and Mrs. Morris should be divided between them individually.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 322.
Dec. 12Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To remit to Daniel Quare the interest on bonds and deliver up said bonds.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Customs Book XV. pp. 380–1.
Same to Henry Legge, Surveyor General of Woods.For repairs at the pheasantry in Bushey Park, to an estimate of 256l. 7s. 5d.
Prefixing
:—Said Legge's report.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 191.
Dec. 13Report to the Treasury from T. Walker, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.On the petition of Richard Woolley for a piece of waste land near Worcester Castle. 1 page.
Appending
:—(a)Said petition with order of reference, dated 1742, Dec. 3. 2 pages.
(b) Walker to Martin Sandys, et al, concerning same. 1 page.
(c) Said Sandys, et al, to Walker in reply. 1 page.
(d) Plan of the land and castle, &c. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 32.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.To have the copper plates, for printing off exchequer bills on land tax, adapted to the year 1744, so that said bills may be printed off without delay.Letter Book XX. p. 117.
Dec. 17Certificate by the Duke of Grafton, Lord Chamberlain.Of his swearing and admitting James, Earl Waldegrave, into the place and quality of one of the Gentlemen of His Majesty's Bedchamber (“but to be admitted into waiting by the Groom of the Stole.”) 1page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 33.
Dec. 19J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revell's list of men victualled at Gibraltar garrison, 1743, Sept. 5 to Oct. 30.Letter Book XX. p. 117.
Same to the Customs Commissioners.For an account of the quantity of sugar yearly exported from Barbados and the Leeward Isles, “for the last seven years [whichever they are for which] you have received the Journals or accounts of entries thereof distinguishing the sugar under the different denominations it bears in those journals.”Ibid
Dec. 19J. Scrope to Thomas Hill [Secretary to the Board of Trade].For the Board of Trade to consider an enclosed draft of instructions for Benning Wentworth, Surveyor of Woods in North America, and of lands in Nova Scotia, loco, David Dunbar; same being agreeable to those formerly given to Dunbar.Letter Book XX. pp. 117–8.
Dec. 20Report to the Treasury from the Excise Commissioners, London.On the petition of Francis Kerton, late of New Street. Fetter Lane, London, chocolate maker. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Said petition with order of reference. 1 page.
(b) Kerton's affidavit and recommendation of his case by various traders of Holborn &c. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 34.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Anthony Rudge -Customs Book XV. p. 381.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To permit the Captain of the “San Joakim” prize to unload her cargo into warehouse.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on the petition of John Cassamaijor.
Ibid, pp. 381–2.
Same to sameTo discharge from Hull gaol, John Sanvidge late of Hull manor.
Prefixing:—Report by same on said Sanvidge's petition.
Ibid, pp. 382–3.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant from the Earl of Effingham to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1743, Dec. 8.For the provision of a new coat, &c., for Thomas Browne, Lancaster Herald of arms in ordinary; to an estimate of 50l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 203.
Same for same of same from same to same of same date.For same for John Pine, gent., Blue Mantel Pursuviant of arms in ordinary; to an estimate of 32l.Ibid.
Same for same of same from the Duke of Grafton, Lord Chamberlain, to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1743, Dec. 15.For the provision of a rich purse for the Earl of Cholmondeley, Lord Privy Seal; to an estimate of 21l.Ibid.
Dec. 21Licence in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords.To Richard Wolley to hold a piece of ground of about ½ acre adjoining Castle Lane, going up to the Castle at Worcester.Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 378–9.
Petition to the Treasury from John Murray, of Philiphaugh.For a warrant for the discharge of 672l. 4s. 54/12d., the arrears of feu duties arising out of the lordship of Ettrick forest, granted to his son Basil Murray on his appointment as chamberlain and collector of said duties.North Britain Book XIII. p. 499.
Dec. 22J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the baggage of the Countess of Yarmouth, expected soon in the Thames.Customs Book XV. p. 383.
Dec. 22J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.For an account of the quantity of refined sugar exported from hence yearly, from 1728 Xmas to 1742 Xmas distinguishing the proportions thereof exported to Ireland, to British Colonies in America, or to foreign parts.Letter Book XX. p. 118.
[after
Dec. 25]
Memorial to the Treasury from Augustus Schutz. Master of the Robes.For 591l. 18s. 6d. to clear the services of the Robes for 1743. Xmas quarter. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXII. No. 35.
Dec. 28Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland.For the usual triennial provision of new clothing for the Officers of State, Ireland, to an expense not exceeding 820l., including the charge of badges in cases where they are wanting.Irish Book IX. p. 408.
Dec. 29Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To cause 500,000l. in Exchequer bills on land tax 1744, to be placed as so much cash in the Office of the Tellers at the Receipt.Money Book XLI. p. 306.
Same to same - - -To issue and apply the 1743 Xmas quarter's income of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of income and liability of said fund for said quarter.
Ibid, pp. 320–1.
Same to same -For same of same of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 321b–2.