Warrants for Minor Appointments
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'Warrants for Minor Appointments: 1743', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 5: 1742-1745 (1903), pp. 433-440. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92043 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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TABLE III.
1743.
Letters Patents, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions and Orders relating to Appointments.
1742–3.
Date.Nature of Order or Entry and Substance of Appointment.Reference.
1742.
April 14
Commission under the royal sign manual. John, Earl of Stair, Field Marshal of the Forces, to be Governor of the Island of Minorca, and the town and garrison of Port Mahon, and the castle, fort, and other military works and fortifications there, loco Algernon, Earl of Hertford.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 186.
1742–3.
Jan. 11
Treasury warrant. James Gregory, Collector of Customs at Antigua, loco Robt. Arbuthnot, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 284.
Same, Alexander Brodie, a stamper in the Stamp Office, loco Richard Watts, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 58.
Jan.13Treasury commission. John Lloyd, Surveyor of Houses, London, &c., loco John Lyons, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
Jan.18Same. George Dancer, Surveyor of Houses, co. Bucks, loco Christopher Crook, deceased.Ibid.
Jan. 25Treasury warrant. Richard Bowling, distributor of stamped paper, &c., in Pembroke, Carmarthen, and Cardigan, loco Matthew Lord, otherwise provided for.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 58.
Treasury warrant for royal letters patent to pass to constitute Edward Hutchinson Customer of Carlisle port.Customs Book XV. p 285.
Jan. 27Treasury warrant. Isaac Daniel, a tidesman in the superior list, London port, loco Thomas May, deceased; William Green to succeed Daniel in the inferior list.Ibid, p. 284.
Same. Joshua Scott, a boatman at Hull, loco John Raisbeck; Robert Hookey, riding officer at Christchurch and the adjacent coast, Southampton port, loco John Mears, junr.. to be superseded.Ibid, p. 285.
Feb. 1Treasury commissions. Richard Lewis, of Court-y-Gollen, co. Brecon, to be Receiver General of Brecon, Radnor, and Montgomery, for land tax and house duties severally.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 339, 351.
Feb. 10Royal letters patent by the King. Sir Thomas Abney, one of the Barons of the Exchequer Court, to be one of the Justices of Common Pleas so long as he shall well behave himself, and with all wages and fees anciently due and accustomed.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 282.
Feb. 11Same. Charles Clarke, Sergeant at Law, to be one of the Barons of the Coif of the Exchequer.Ibid, pp. 307–8.
Feb. 15Treasury warrant. Dixey Coddington, register of certificates in the Isle of Jersey, loco John Pell to be superseded; John Elderton, a noon tender, London port, loco William Glenn, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 285.
Feb. 22Treasury warrant for royal letters patent. Metcalf Graham, searcher of Customs at Newcastle upon Tyne, loco John Lowther, deceased.Ibid, p. 292.
Treasury warrant. William Oakeley, a boatman at Leigh, Maldon port, loco James Born, resigned.Ibid, p. 285.
Feb. 25J. Scrope to [the Customs Commissioners, England]. Charles Rhodes to be instructed at the waterside, London port, as a landwaiter.Ibid, p. 291.
March 8Treasury warrant. Mathew Pomeroy, waiter and searcher at Mevagissey (“Megavizey”), Fowey port, loco Charles Meager, deceased.Ibid, p. 296.
Treasury warrant to Horatio Walpole, Surveyor and Auditor of His Majesty's revenues in America, to constitute James Barclay his deputy in said office in the Island of Jamaica, loco Samuel Spencer, Esq.. who has lately quitted that island.
Prefixing:—Said Walpole's presentation of said Barclay to the Treasury for said office.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 123.
Same to same. George Joseph Moore to be a similar deputy to same in New York, loco George Clark, now Lieut. Gov. there.Ibid,
March 10Treasury commission. Richard Meriman, Surveyor of Houses, co. Essex, loco Jonas Malden, dismissed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
March 15Treasury warrant. Owen Davies, of Beaumaris, to be surveyor, waiter and searcher at Holyhead, loco Lewis Morris, superseded.Customs Book XV. p. 285.
1743.
March 29
Same. Michael Knott, distributor of stamps in the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, loco Edward Hutchinson.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 151.
Same. Edward Gilbert, senior landwaiter in the inferior list, London port, to be transferred to the superior list; Maurice Butler to succeed him on the inferior list.Customs Book XV. p. 297.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, England. Maurice Butler to be instructed at the waterside as a landwaiter.Ibid, p. 299.
April 7Treasury warrant. Richard Parminter, collector of Customs, Bideford port, loco Edward J'ans, resigned.Ibid, p. 297.
April 12Same. Henry Rose, collector of Customs, Zetland, and John Craigie, surveyor of same, ibid, to exchange places.North Britain Book XIII. p. 406.
April 12Treasury warrant. James Chandler, a stamper [in the Stamp Office], loco Henry Hinks, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 143.
Same. William Jordan, watchman London port, loco Jacob Nale, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 297.
April 13Royal warrant countersigned by the Treasury Lords. George Dundas to be sole Master of His Majesty's Works, and Inspector and Director General of all his edifices in Scotland, loco Sir John Anstruther, of Anstruther, bart.North Britain Book XIII. p. 434.
April 15Same countersigned by same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal to constitute Pattee Viscount Torrington and Thomas Day, collector outwards, London port, on surrender and in place of the letters patent granting said office to George, late Earl of Halifax and Thomas Day for and during the lives of William, late Duke of Manchester, and Robert Montagu, his brother, now Duke of Manchester: all with the annuity or yearly rent of 276l. 13s. 4d. (Privy Seal dated April 22).King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 201–2.
April 28Treasury warrant. William Hollis, boatman at Chichester, loco John Green, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 305.
May 4Same. Thomas Cooke, a stamper [in the Stamp Office], loco Richard Freemantle, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 159.
Same. Thomas Merrick, collector and searcher at Brunswick, North Carolina, loco John Jeane, deceased; Thoms Elliot, tidesman and boatman at Plymouth, loco Thomas Coyte, superannuated.Customs Book XV. p. 305.
May 5J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners. Vaughan Phillips to be instructed at the waterside in the business of a deputy King's waiter, “and when he shall be certified to you by the proper officers to be qualified for the execution of the said office their Lordships direct you to admit him to the exercise thereof.”Ibid, p. 306.
May 11Treasury warrant. John Bennet, Register and Comptroller of the duty on money given with clerks and apprentices, loco John Montague, superseded.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 159.
May 25Same. Vincent Litchfeild, a stamper [in the Stamp Office], loco Edward Green, deceased.Ibid.
Same. John Thorpe, a boatman at Orford haven, Aldeburgh port, loco William Howes, dismissed.Customs Book XV. p. 307.
May 27Same. James Louchton, a salt officer, Kirkcaldy, loco John Durham, at 25l. per an.; John Hay, a tidesman, Port Glasgow, loco James Petree, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; Alexander Gall, a salt officer, Kirkcaldy, loco William Alves, deceased, at 25l. per an.; Andrew Duncan, a tidesman. Dumfries, loco Thomas Martin, dismissed at 15l. per an.; John Beaton, John Donald, James Kinloch. boatmen at Greenock, in Port Glasgow, at 25l. per an. each, locis George McEachran, Duncan Campbel and Archibald Turner, dismissed; William Miller, a tidesman, Kirkcaldy port, loco David Spence, at 20l. per an.; Alexander Lyon, same, Dunbar port, loco Alexander Mackie, at 20l. per an.North Britain Book XIII. p. 442.
May 27Treasury warrant. Geo. Bally, a layer and taker of paper on and from the rolling presses, loco John Stafford, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. 159.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners approving their presentment of the 19th instant for John Pine to be marker of dice at the established salary of 50l. per an., and also engraver of stamps used in the Stamp Office, “for which he is to be paid by you the same rates as were paid to the late engraver, John Rollos, deceased.”Ibid, p. 173
May 31Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a bill to pass the Privy Seal directing William Corbet, Paymaster to the late Treasurer of the Navy, to officiate in the business of Treasurer of the Navy till a Treasurer be appointed; Sir Charles Wager, the late Treasurer thereof, having died May 25 last (Privy Seal, dated 1743. June 6).King's Warrant BookXXXV. pp. 238–9.
June 8Treasury commissions. Richard Reddall et al., detailed, to be Receivers General for co. Beds and other counties respectively, detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 367–71.
June 9Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal for a new commission of Wine Licenses with James Ramsden, loco Anthony Corbiere, deceased; the new commissioners to be Richd. Plumpton, Thomas Gordon, Henry Harris. William Adams and James Ramsden (Commission dated 1743, June 17).King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 245–6.
June 15Treasury commissions. Thos. Toller, junr., Surveyor of Houses, co. Herts, loco Thos. Toller, senr., superseded; Edward Chin, same, co. Somerset, loco Benjamin Holloway, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
June 22John Jeffreys to the Customs Commissioners [England]. Roger Hale to attend at the waterside, London port, in order to his being instructed in the business of a land waiter.Customs Book XV. p 311.
June 28Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal to grant to John Pine the office of Chief Engraver of His Majesty's Seals, Stamps and Arms (the engraving of His Majesty's irons and dies for His Majesty's mint and medals only excepted), loco John Rollos, during pleasure and with the salary of 50l.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 262.
June 29Treasury commissions. Richard Gildart. junr., of Liverpool et al., detailed to be Receivers General for co. Lancaster and other counties respectively, detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 371.
Treasury warrant. William Dudfield, a stamper [in the Stamp Office], loco Thomas Thompson, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 179.
July 7Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John Pine, Chief Engraver of royal seals, &c. (“chief engraver, carver and cutter of all our signets, impressions, seals, scutcheons, stamps and arms, &c.”)King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 267–9.
July 13Treasury commissions. Thomas Phipps, junr., of Westbury, co. Wilts, et al., detailed, to be Receivers General for co. Wilts and other counties respectively, detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 372.
July 19Warrant under the sign manual of the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to John Oldnall of the office of one of the four messengers in ordinary of the Exchequer, loco Thomas Lowther, resigned; to hold same by himself or his deputy during pleasure, with the usual fee or salary of 4½d. per diem and 24s. per an. for a livery, to be paid by the hands of the Master of the Great Wardrobe at Christmas only; and all riding journeys as well within the Receipt of the Exchequer as within the Chancery, which belong to the office of one of the said four messengers.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 276.
July 20Treasury warrant. William Saunders, a stamper [in the Stamp Office], loco William Roberts, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 179.
Treasury commission. William Tooting, Surveyor of Houses, co. Cambridge, loco James Ralph, deceased.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 12.
July 27John Jeffreys to the Customs Commissioners. To appoint John Hughs an additional weigher, London port, to succeed Anthony Sampson as an established weighing porter there.Customs Book XV. p. 333.
Treasury letters patent. John Way, Receiver General of revenues arising by Hackney Coaches, loco John Walworth. deceased: with a salary of 62l. for himself and such clerks and officers as he shall employ under him.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 181–2.
Treasury warrant. John Hughs, a weighing porter, London port, loco Anthony Sampson, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 318b.
Treasury commissions. Peter How, of Whitehaven, co. Cumberland, Receiver General of house duties for cos. Cumberland and Westmorland.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 339.
Same, Sackville Gwynne, Surveyor of Houses, co. Brecon, loco Rees Williams, deceased.Ibid, p. 12.
Aug.3Same. William Williams, of Caerleon, co. Monmouth, Receiver General of house duties, co. Monmouth.Ibid, p. 340.
Aug.4Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John Oldnal, one of the four messengers in ordinary of the Exchequer.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 279–81.
Sept. 2Treasury warrant. John Fathers, a boatman at Chichester, loco Thomas Betts, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 318b.
Sept. 12.J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners. Richard Atkins to attend at the waterside, London port, to be instructed in the business of a landwaiter.Ibid, p. 358.
Sept. 14Treasury commission. John Elseworth, Surveyor of Houses for York, loco William Dealtry, deceased, at 50l. per an.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377.
Sept. 28Treasury warrant. Richard Jackson, a tidesman at Lyme, loco Samuel Butcher, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 318b.
Oct. 19Treasury commission. Charles Powell, Surveyor of Houses, co. Salop, loco John Edwards, dismissed, at 50l. per an.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377.
Nov. 2Treasury warrant. John Griffin, a tidesman, superior list, London port, loco Hugh Smith, deceased; Richard Taylor to succeed Griffin on the inferior list; Arthur Pearson, a same, inferior list, loco Richard Hall, superannuated.Customs Book XV. p. 365.
Nov. 3Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General [Scotland] for a bill to pass the Great Seal to constitute Stephen Penny, Comptroller of Excise Duties, Scotland, loco John Gough, whose letters patents are hereby to be determined: with a salary of 500l. per an. for himself and clerks. (Letters patent dated 1743, November 10.)North Britain Book XIII. pp. 498–9.
Nov. 12Treasury warrant. William Fraser, a tidesman, Leith port, loco John Campbell, dismissed; William Hogg, same, Port Glasgow, loco William Lindsay, deceased; William Peat same, Borrowstounness, loco Bryce Semple, deceased.Ibid, p. 499.
Nov. 17Same. Robert Jocelyn, one of the 4 waiters at Bridgetown. Barbados, loco John Hasswell, deceased: John Newel collector at Lyme, loco William Harris Jefferys, deceased; David Grubb, tidesurveyor, Falmouth, loco John Sandys, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 365.
Nov. 25Treasury commission. James Lashford, Surveyor of Houses for Southampton, loco Thomas Guyer, deceased, at 60l. per an.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377
Dec. 1Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. John Pine, one of the Pursuivants at Arms, commonly called Bluemantle, with an annuity or yearly rent of 20l., payable half-yearly, loco Thomas Browne, promoted to the office of Lancaster Herald of Arms.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 354–5.
Dec. 6Treasury warrant. John Hicks, a Stamper [in the Stamp Office], loco John Higgins, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 191.
Same. Robert Hughes, tidesurveyor at Chester, loco John Poynton, deceased; John Fox, riding officer at Robin Hood's town, in Whitby port, loco Jonas Tetlay, deceased; John Woodill to succeed Fox as waiter and searcher at Reighton in Scarborough port.Customs Book XV. p. 377.
Dec. 12Constitution in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual. Benning Wentworth, Surveyor General of all and singular His Majesty's woods within all and every His Majesty's colonies and plantations on the continent of America, loco David Dunbar, and to instruct the subjects in said colonies and plantations in making pitch and tar, raising and curing of hemp, and in all other matters relating to the production and manufacturing of naval stores there: with 200l. per an. salary from date hereof: with power to him or his deputies at all convenient seasons to view and survey all the said woods and timber. to mark such as shall be fit to be taken for the Navy, and to keep a register of same, transmitting half-yearly or oftener an account of his proceedings to the Lords of the Admiralty, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, the Treasury and the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 325–6
Treasury warrants. Thomas Wall, collector at Aldeburgh. loco John Smith, dismissed, at the established allowance of salary from the Crown, and to act as deputy to the Customer for his fees or 20l. per an.; Thomas Williams, a noontender, London port, loco William Mynes, deceased.Customs Book XV p. 377.
Dec. 19Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a bill to pass the Great Seal to constitute Thomas Winnington Receiver and Paymaster General of and for all the Guards, Garrisons, and Forces (except those employed or to be employed in Ireland, the marine regiments and such regiments or forces as are or shall be under the care or direction of the Admiralty) and Paymaster of Chelsea Hospital, loco Henry Pelham: with the house now in the possession of Henry Pelham, adjoining the Horse Guards and all other profits and advantages; further with the wage, fee, and allowance of 20 shilling a day, being the allowance which hath been usually made to the Paymaster of the Forces. and with the like fee or allowance for the office of Paymaster of Chelsea Hospital.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 334–5.
Dec. 21Same countersigned by same to same for same to constitute Henry Finch Surveyor of Works, loco Henry Fox, thereto appointed by letters patent under the GreatSeal of 1737, June 23: all with the salary of 400l. per an. (Patent bears date 1743, Dec. 30, with a salary therein mentioned of 2s. a day for himself and 6d. a day for a clerk, and 4s. a day for diet, boat hire. and riding charges whilst in active service in like manner as the additional 400l. per an.; the said 2s. 6d. to be paid at the Exchequer.)Ibid. p. 336.
Same countersigned by same to same for same for Denzil Onslow to be Paymaster of the Works, loco Sir Charles Gilmour, thereto constituted by letters patent under the Great Seal of 1742, July 16, with the salary of 400l. per an. (in lieu of all salaries heretofore received by the Paymaster of the Works) and all other allowances for payments to be made by him in as full and ample manner as the said Sir Charles Gilmour held and enjoyed. (Letters patent bear date 1743, Dec. 30.)Ibid, p. 337
Dec. 24Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Sir John Rushout, Treasurer of the Navy, with the mansion house situate at Deptford, Kent, heretofore occupied and enjoyed along with said office, with all sums usually allowed for the hiring of boats and skiffs: with an annuity or yearly payment of 2,000l and an annual allowance of 1,700l. for the wages of the Paymaster, Cashier, and Accomptant, and other officers and clerks, to be distributed as he shall think fit, the above to be for and in satisfaction of all wages and fees of 3d. on every pound to be received and paid by him by virtue of his said office: all in like manner as Sir Charles Wager, deceased, lately had.Ibid, pp. 338–9
Same. Thomas Winnington, Paymaster of the Forces: all with two fees or allowances, &c., as above, under date Dec. 19.Ibid, pp. 340–1.
Dec. 29Commission in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords. Charles Hamilton. Receiver General and collector of the royal revenues in Minorca (of all the royal patrimony, rents, revenues, farms, taxes, tithes and all other duties, profits and casualties whatsoever), loco Henry Finch: with the salary or allowance of 30. a day for the whole charge of said office, to be detained by him out of his receipts.Ibid, pp. 342–3.
Dec. 29Treasury warrant for royal letters patent. John Pelham, customer or collector of Chester port, loco John Manley, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 384
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Scotland. to constitute Richard Swaniston Solicitor of the Customs in Scotland (“Agent and Solicitor in all matters relating to His Majesty's revenues under your management, wherein you shall have occasion to make use of an agent”) loco Philip Lascelles. deceased: with a salary of 300l. per an. for himself and clerks in lieu of all salaries formerly payable for said office on the establishment of Customs, Scotland, or by way of incidents.North Britain Book XIII. p. 499.