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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1744, January-March', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 5: 1742-1745 (1903), pp. 544-556. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92056 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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TABLE I.
Warrants, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports, and Entries of minor importance.
1743–4.
Date.Description of Document or entry.Substance of Document or Entry.Reference.
Jan. 2Entry of the swearing in of Lord Sandys as Cofferer of the Household, by the Clerk of the Board of Greencloth.Prefixing:—The royal warrant to the Duke of Dorset (Lord Steward of the Household) and said Dorset's warrant to said clerk.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 352.
Jan 3J. Scrope to the Clerk of the Council in waiting.With the Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of Messrs. March, concerning the “Tryton,” under quarantine in Standgate Creek.Customs Book XV. p. 385.
Treasury warrant to William Benson and William Aislabie, Auditors of Imprests.To allow in account to Thomas Winnington 5,656l. 1s. 8d. per an. as Paymaster of the Forces (being 3,000l. for himself, 1,500l. for clerks, 600l. for incidents, and 556l. 1s. 8d. for new years' gifts).King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 347–8.
Jan. 5Treasury order for the execution of an Auditor's order of date 1743, July 11. ut supra p. 411.For 472l. 17s. 7d. to John Walker, as Usher of the Exchequer Court.Order Book XVIII. p. 14.
Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords for a charter of grant.To James Houston, minister at Kirkliston, of the feu duties payable out of the lands of Hallyards.North Britain Book XIII. p. 502.
Jan. 9J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Customs and of Excise [Scotland].For their opinion on a draft bill to prevent running of tea and brandy, as laid before the Treasury by the Lord Advocate of Scotland.Letter Book XX. pp. 119, 120.
Jan. 10Treasury order for the execution of an Auditor's order of date 1743, August 10.For an imprest of 60,000l. to Lord Hobart, as Treasurer of the Chamber, ut supra, p 412.Order Book XVIII. p. 20.
Jan. 10Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To deliver to John Hardman. merchant, arrangoes to be new strung on giving security to return them into the warehouse for exportation.
Prefixing:—Customs Commissioners' report.
Customs Book XV. pp. 388–9.
Jan. 12Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease of a piece of ground in Whitehall to John May.
Prefixing:—Constat and ratal.
Appending:—Entry of demise.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 380–1.
Jan. 13J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Captain Ashe, Commander of the Customs sloop at Plymouth.Customs Book XV. p. 385.
Petition to the Treasury from Mary Seaman.For the release of her husband, Jonathan Seaman, a smuggler in Winchester gaol.Reference Book X. p. 247.
Same to same from Neill Buchanan on behalf of the merchants of Glasgow.Concerning the inconvenience of attending at Port Glasgow to take the oaths required by the Customs laws, and praying that the officers at Glasgow may administer said oaths.North Britain Book XIII. p. 506.
Jan. 16Same to same from Robert Jones, owner of the “Success.”For relief, his ship having been burned at the Hope while performing quarantine.Customs Book XV. p. 339.
J. Scrope to the Cashier of the Bank of England.For an estimate of the charge of accompting for the 1,800,000l. in annuities and a lottery with a view to the payment into the Exchequer of the 4,000l. remaining in said cashier's hands, the House of Commons having called for an account of the disposition of the services for 1743.Letter Book XX. p. 120.
Jan. 17Same to the Customs Commissioners.For William Ogle, gauger, at Hull, to be absent without loss of salary.Customs Book XV. p. 390.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To cause 200,000l. 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 Robert, Lord Walpole, Auditor of the Receipt, Edward Walpole. Clerk of the Pells, &c.To strike tallies importing the payment of the farm of 2,276l. of the post fines by the Earl of Strafford.
Prefixing: — Certificate of said fines answered direct to the Crown by the sheriffs.
Ibid, pp. 315–6.
Daniel Race, a chief cashier of the Bank of England, to John Scrope, dated Bank of England.Apprising him of the [expenses] estimated by the Bank in receiving the contributions to the annuities and lottery for 1,800,000l., viz., 700l. for the annuities, 1,200l. for the lottery. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 3.
Jan. 16Treasury warrants for the executions of Orders of Council, of date January 17.Concerning the quarantine on the “King William” from Zante. Thomas Cornish, matter, and the “Gibraltar” from Leghorn, Abraham Mickell, master.Customs Book XV. p. 339.
Jan 19J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Captain Cocart, commander of the “Duke of Cumberland” [Customs] sloop.Customs Book XV. p. 392.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners.To repay to certain sufferers by the dreadful fire at Crediton 55l. 9s. 9d., being excise duty on goods destroyed.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report on the petition for same.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 194.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.To transfer an overpayment of 4,215l. 5s. 9d., wrongly made by Francis Appleyard, Receiver General for part of co. York.
Appending:—Certificate by W. Lowndes, an Exchequer Court auditor.
Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 380–1; Order Book XVIII. p. 91.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of a piece of ground in St. James's Market, of which Richard Owen prays extension of lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Owen's petition.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 381–2.
Jan. 20Petition to the Treasury from Charles Hamilton.Proposing his sureties, detailed, on his appointment as Receiver of Minorca.Reference Book X. p. 247.
Jan. 23Same to same from Philip. Bennett, lord of the manor of Tolleshunt, Essex.For a grant of the waste lands called Tiptree Heath, part whereof is in said manor.Crown Lease Book VI. p. 379.
Jan. 24Treasury warrant to the King s Remembrancer in the Exchequer.To take the securities of Charles Hamilton.
Prefixing:—Deputy King's Remembrancer's certificate as to said securities.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 185.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For a state for the House of Lords (pursuant to their address to the King) of the national debt, provided and unprovided for, as it stood 1742, Dec. 31 and 1743, Dec. 31, and of the produce of the Sinking Fund in said year.Letter Book XX. p. 121.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of a third of the manor of Easthorpe, in Essex, of which George Baker prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Baker's petition.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 382–3.
Jan. 25Petitions to the Treasury from John Phillips and Jonathan Gurnell.For the usual [extra] allowance of 3d. per £ as late Receiver General of Cardigan. &c., and Anglesea, &c., respectively [in view of the smallness of the receipts from said counties].Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 381.
Jan. 26Treasury warrant to the Auditor and other officers of the Receipt.To take in at the Receipt 300,000l. in loans on land tax, 1744.Money Book XLI. pp. 323–4.
Jan. 26J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to James Dunbar, a tidesman, London port.Customs Book XV. p. 392.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners.Leave of absence for George Robson, one of the rolling press officers.Letter Book XX. p. 121.
Petition to the Treasury from John Keith and Geo. Fryer, Agents for the captors of the “Nra. Sra. de L'Assumption,” taken by Lord Banff.For leave to export part of the cargo of said vessel without entry inwards or outwards, same having been put into warehouses under double lock for the purposes of examination.Reference Book X. p. 247.
Treasury warrant to the Managers and Directors of the lottery. 1743.To deface and destroy the plates for the tickets in the said lottery.
Prefixing:—Petition from said managers, &c.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 195.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands [warrant cancelled and another warrant signed, 1744, May 17 infra, p. 564.]For a constat of the escheated estate of William Radcliffe, deceased, for the Duke of Richmond and James Brudenell.
Prefixing:—Copy of the inquisition of said estate as taken 1742, November 4.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 384–7.
Jan. 31Same to Richard Arundell, Master and Worker of the Mint.To pay and allow in account to John North, as Solicitor of the Mint, 158l. 7s. 11d. for prosecutions of counterfeiters of half-pence at Birmingham.
Prefixing:—Arundel's petition.
Appending:—John North's detailed bill with names of the counterfeiters prosecuted.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 196–9.
Petition to the Treasury from Henry Coode, of Methleigh, in the parish of Breage,co. Cornwall.For stay of prosecution for obstructing the Customs officers at Porthleven.Reference Book X. p. 248.
Feb. 1Same to same from John Flenty.Concerning his recognizance for the appearance of Eliz. Allen at the Middlesex Sessions, 1742.Ibid.
[?Feb. 1]Treasury warrant to the Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court.For discharge of a forfeited recognizance of William Coates, junr., of Middleton Tyas, co. York.
Appending:—Pipe roll estreat of the recognizance.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 200.
Feb. 1Same to sameFor same of same of John Flenty, of Queen Street, Seven Dials, box maker.
Appending:—As above.
Ibid, p. 200–1.
J. Scrope to the Auditor of the Receipt.For an account to be made up and laid before the House of Commons of the money remaining in the Exchequer, arisen by imprest money repaid on the head of the coinage duty.Letter Book XX. p. 122.
Feb. 2Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of 9 messuages near the Haymarket, of which Samuel Savile prays extension of lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Savile's petition.
Crown Lease Book VI. p. 388.
Same to the Surveyor General and principal officers of the Board of Works.For planting and pruning of trees in St. James's Park to an estimate of 529l. 6s. 0d.
Prefixing
:—Memorial from said Board.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 204.
Treasury order for the execution of an Auditor's order of date 1743, August 18, ut supra p. 416.For the issue of 20l. to Richard Hammomd for half-year to 1742, June 24, as Foreign Apposer.Order Book XVIII. p. 30.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and other officers of the Receipt concerned.To take in at the Receipt 130,000l. and 170,000l. in loans on land tax, 1744.Money Book XLI. p. 324.
Feb. 3Same to the Customs Commissioners.To observe an order of the King in Council of the 2nd instant, prefixed in extenso, for shortening the quarantine on ships from Smyrna to 14 days.Customs Book XV. p. 393.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners from the Treasury, made on an order in Council of date Feb. 1.On the petition concerning the “Italian merchant,” John Carteret, master, from Messina and Leghorn, which has been under quarantine 4 months.Ibid, p. 339.
Report to the Treasury from T. Walker, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.On the petition of Francis Paddey concerning a proposed discovery of lands and mines belonging to the Crown in the manors of Middleham and Richmond, co. York.
Endorsed:—1744:, April 19, read, 2½ pages.
Appending
:—(a) said Paddey's petition with order of reference of date. 1743–4, Jan. 9.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 5.
Feb. 7Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to Lord Abergavenny of date 1743–4, Jan. 28.For the provision of new trumpets for 9 trumpters added to His Majesty's regiment of Horse under the command of the Earl of Hertford; to an estimate of 180l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 204.
Petition to the Treasury from Martin Folkes.For extension of lease of several messuages in Queen Street and Holborn.Crown Lease Book VI. p. 379.
Feb. 8J. Scrope to Mr. Wood [Secretary of the Customs].Concerning the superannuation of Christopher Brown, a tidesman, London port.Customs Book XV. p. 392.
Report to the Treasury from the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, dated Edinburgh, Exchequer Chamber.On the draft warrant for a grant to Jane, Duchess of Argyll and Greenwich, in life rent, and Lady Caroline Campbell, now Countess of Dalkeith,her eldest daughter, in fee, of the lands and barony of Roystoun, &c., in the sheriffdoms of Edinburgh and Fife, upon the resignation of the deceased John, Duke of Argyll and Greenwich. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII No. 6.
Feb. 8Report to the Treasury from the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, dated Edinburgh, Exchequer Chamber.On the draft warrant for a grant to Robert McGhie of Carskurdo, of the lands and teinds of Carskurdo, &c., in the sheriffdom of Fife on the resignations of John Melvill and Sir Francis Kinloch. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 7.
Feb. 9Petition to the Treasury from Henry Hall, administrator of Edward Lynch, late Receiver for part of Suffolk.For stay of process, he having paid in many thousand pounds in getting in said Receiver's effects.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 381.
Feb. 14Same to same from William Lord Sundon.For a lease of a shed adjoining his house and now in possession of Mr. Rumbold.Crown Lease Book VI p. 366.
Same to same from Thomas Turner.Concerning his composition for smuggling paid to the collector of Wells.Reference Book X. p. 249.
Feb. 15J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.For an account, for the House of Commons, of the 4½ per cent. duty on sugar in the Plantations, from 1732, Xmas, to 1742, Xmas.Customs Book XV. p. 394.
Treasury warrant to sameTo remit to William Halloran, of London, the king's share of a seizure of figs and raisins in the Portuguese ship “Nossa Senhora da Guia e Almas,” under the Act of Navigation.
Prefixing:—Halloran's petition.
Ibid, pp. 394–5.
Feb. 16Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Powell, a prisoner in Newgate.Proposing to compound for smuggling -Reference Book X. p. 249.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against the administrator and sureties of Edward Lynch, late Receiver for part of Suffolk.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 382.
Same to sameFor same against same of Jonathan Smart, late same co. Herts.Ibid.
Same to same -For same against William Eliot, late same for co. Cornwall.Ibid.
Same to sameFor same against Henry Flower, late same for co. Wilts.Ibid.
Same to sameFor same against John Owen, late same of co. Lancaster.Ibid, p. 383.
Same to Sir Robert Baylis, Receiver General of house duties for London and Westminster and co. Middlesex.To credit in account 54l. 17s. 0d. to William Simpson, a collector of said duties, being money lost in a fire in St. Martin's Lane.
Prefixing:—Taxes Commissioners' report.
Ibid.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1743–4, Jan. 28.For new liveries for 9 trumpters added to his Majesty's Royal Regiment of Horse, under the Earl of Hertford: to an estimate of 778l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 205.
Feb. 16Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu of date 1743–4, Jan. 25.For the provision of furniture, detailed, for the “Catherine,” commanded by Captain John Williams; to an estimate of 295l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 205.
Same for same of same from same to same of date 1743–4, Feb. 1.For the provision of prayer books, &c., for the Chapel [Royal], St James's, to be delivered to Mr. John Hart, chapel closet keeper: to an estimate of 154l.Ibid, p. 206.
Feb. 17Petition to the Treasury from John Odell.For moneys recovered on the outlawry of Francis Trunks, his debtor, late of Tottenham High Cross.Reference Book X. p. 249.
Feb. 21Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners.Approving their table of prices for the year 1744, for stamped paper, parchment and vellum.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' representation.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 203.
Petition to the Treasury from Charles Ard, gent.For a lease of a parcel of waste ground called Traeth Mawr and Traeth Bach (“Baughan,”) cos. Carnarvon and Merioneth, overflowed by the sea at high water.Crown Lease Book VI. p. 366.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Samuel Savilo of the Cock Inn. and several messuages in the Haymarket.
Prefixing, &c.:—Constat, ratal and demise.
Ibid, p. 390–2.
Feb. 22John Jefferys to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revell's list of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1743, Novr. 28 to Dec. 25 (total 3,636 men).Letter Book XX. p. 124.
Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Clerk of the Signet attending.For a bill authorising the payment of the establishment, detailed, of the Commissioners and other officers of the Board of Trade.King's Warrant Book XXXV. pp. 371–3.
Feb. 23Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the surplus of the salt duties towards paying off the 1,200,000l. borrowed thereon, 14 Geo. II.Money Book XLI. p. 332.
Feb. 27J. Scrope to the Board of Ordnance.For an estimate of the charge of the train of artillery ordered by the King.Letter Book XX p. 125.
Feb. 28Reference to the Customs Commissioners of an order of the Privy Council of the 24 instant, prefixed in extenso.On the petition of Henry, John and Thomas March praying delivery of enumerated goods brought from Symrna on the “Tryton.”Customs Book XV. p. 400.
Feb. 29J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the supplying with provisions the ship “Dolphin” from Port Mahon and Gibraltar, cast away at Deal: the crew of which are subject to perform quarantine.Ibid.
Petition to the Treasury from William Williams.For the usual [extra] allowance of 3d. per £ as Receiver General for Cardigan, &c.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 384.
Feb. — [sic.]A statement or account -Of the fees due or paid to the clerks of the Treasury on quarantine warrants or warrants for money during the month of Feb., 1743–4. 2 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 12.
March 1Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To pay to John Mears (a Customs officer) the moiety of 14l., English coin, seized by him out of the “Matilda,” Philip Noall, master, bound for NantesCustoms Book XV. p. 401.
Same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.For stay of process against the executors and sureties of Edward Lowbridge as late Receiver General for co. Worcester.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 384.
Same to William Aislabie, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the accounts of John Eckersall, as Receiver General of Customs, 359l. 19s. 8d. and 326l. 1s. 6d., being charges on paying into the Exchequer 1,240,361l. 14s. 5d. for Customs, 1742. and fees on passing his accounts of same.
Prefixing:—Eckersall's detailed bill of said item, certified by James Thomas, deputy to said Aislabie.
Warrants not relating to Money XXXVII. pp. 203–5.
March 5The Secretary of the Treasury to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Forwarding Thomas Revell's list of men victualled at Gibraltar. 1743, Oct. 31 to November 27 (total 3,602 men).Letter Book XX. p. 124.
Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Warren, agent for Geo. Code, et al., merchants at Exeter.Concerning the seizure of the ship “Polly,” belonging to said merchants, as having run tea on board.Reference Book X. p. 251.
March 6Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords.For a charter of grant of the lands and barony of Roystoun, within the sheriffdom of Edinburgh, to Jane, Duchess of Argyll and Greenwich, with certain remainders.North Britain Book XIV. pp. 16–25.
Same countersigned by sameFor same of the lands of Carskurdo. in the barony of Cullairny, parish of Ceres,and sheriffdom of Fife, to Robert McGhie, of Carskurdo.Ibid, pp. 26–30.
March 7Memorial to the Treasury from John Sharpe, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury.For Treasury directions as to the assertion of the Crown rights in the matter of the tithes of the rectory of Duffield, co. Derby. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 14.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland.For an account for the House of Commons of the quantities of foreign linens imported into Scotland for 7 years ending 1742, Xmas.Letter Book XX. p. 126.
March 8Petition to the Treasury from Elizabeth Weston, widow.For the Treasurer's Remembrancer to pay her 13l. 8s. 3d., recovered on a forfeited recognizance of James Wilmot, surety for Thomas Jones.Reference Book X. p. 243.
March 9Same to same from Jonathan Wood.Concerning his reward for procuring large seizures of tea to be made.Ibid, p. 252.
March 9J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to Charles Walbeoffe, a tidesman, London Port.Customs Book XV. p. 405.
Same to same -For the baggage of the Ambassador coming from the state of Venice, which is arrived in a Dutch ship from Amsterdam, to be sent to said Ambassador's house in Soho Square.Ibid, p. 403.
Same to same - - -For their opinion on the case of Burrell, Raymond and Ord, of London merchants.Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners.Forwarding for consideration a clause proposed by Mr. Butler, M.P. fo: Oxford University, to be inserted in some act of this session.Letter Book XX. p. 127.
March 12Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.For the copper plates for printing off Exchequer bills on malt, to be adapted to the year 1744.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To place 700,000l. in Exchequer bills on land tax, 1744, as cash in the Tellers' Office to complete 2,000,000l.Money Book XLI. p. 343.
March 13Petition to the Treasury from Augustus Schutz.For a grant of the inheritance of part of the forest of Shotover and Stow Wood, co. Oxford.Crown Lease Book VI. p. 393.
Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Clerk of the Signet, attending.For a bill to pass the Privy Seal to empower the Treasury to appoint Receivers General of land tax, 1744.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 389.
William Wood, Secretary of the Customs Commissioners, to Christopher Lowe [at the Treasury], dated from the Custom House, London.For the Treasury to send back to the Customs Commissioners the petition of Messrs. Burrel, Raymond and Ord, with a view to a further report thereon. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 16.
J. Scrope to the Attorney and Solicitor General.Enclosing a letter from Monsr. Wasner, minister from the Queen of Hungary, concerning importing copper from Hungary into England by way of Trieste.Letter Book XX. p. 127.
Petition to the Treasury from William Poyntz, Receiver General of Excise.For 594l. 14s. 1d. for fees, &c., on paying into the Exchequer 2,578,194l. 15s.d. from the Excise, 1742, June 28 to 1743, June 20.Reference Book X. p. 250.
Same to same from Grace Haiter.Concerning the estate of Joseph Lane, an intestate bastard.Ibid.
March 14Memorial to same from John Sharpe, Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury.For directions as to the prosecution ordered by Lord Carteret against Thomas Dixon and Thomas Yeats, of Carlisle, for uttering scandalous and seditious words. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 17.
March 14Petition to the Treasury from Robert Hodgson, sent down from Jamaica to the Mosquito shore in Feb. 1741–2, and remaining there with a serjeant, corporal and 12 soldiers of the American regiment.For 145l. 9s. 8d. short paid on his and the said soldiers' pay computed to 1744, April 24.
Referred:—To the Secretary at War.
Reference Book X. p. 250.
March 15The Customs Commissioners, England, to the Treasury, dated Custom House, London.For directions concerning goods saved out of the “Dolphin,” from Mahon and Gibraltar, and out of all ships generally, similarly liable to quarantine. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 18.
March 16J. Scrope to Mr. Stone - -Forwarding a letter from the Secretary to the Customs concerning a cutter belonging to North Yarmouth, brought into Rye with arms on board.Letter Book XX. p. 128.
March 19Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords.For a signature of grant under the Privy Seal of Scotland to Alexander, Duke of Argyll, of feu and other duties and casualties out his estates in Scotland: in renewal of the like grant made in 1729, July 11, to John, late Duke of Argyll and Greenwich.North Britain Book XIV. pp. 33–4.
March 20Memorial to the Treasury from William, Duke of Portland.For a new lease, on surrender, of a piece of ground and buildings thereon in Whitehall Palace. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 20.
Petition to the same from John Selwyn, junr.For 175l. 15s.d. for fees, &c. in passing his accounts as Paymaster of salaries, &c. to the late Queen, for one year to 1742, June 24.Reference Book X. p. 251.
Treasury warrant to Richard Arundell, Master and Worker of the Mint, and to the Auditors of Imprests.To pay and pass the incidents bill of John North, Solicitor of the Mint, for 359l. 16s. 0d. for prosecutions of coiners and counterfeiters for the year 1743.
Prefixing:—Said bill.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 215–20.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease of a piece of ground in or near St. James's Market to Richard Owen.
Prefixing, &c.:—Particular in Latin, memorandum, ratal and demise.
Crown Lease Book VI. pp. 394–6.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt.To place as cash in the Tellers' Office 750,000l. in Exchequer bills on Malt, 1744.Money Book XLI. p. 345.
March 21J. Scrope to Baron Wasner -Transmitting from the Treasury the Attorney and Solicitor General's opinion concerning the importation of copper from Trieste in foreign vessels, in reply to said Baron Wasner's letter of the 17th instant.Letter Book XX. p. 128.
March 21Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, England, dated Custom House, London.On the petition of Thomas Warren in behalf of several shipowners of Kingston upon Hull concerning the seizure of the ships “Friendship” and “Hamburgh Merchant.”
Endorsed:—As under date, 1744 April 10, supra, p. 471. 3pages.
Appending
:—(a) Said petition, with order of reference. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 22.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.To permit Messrs. Burrell and Ord to put goods in warehouse to attend the success of an application to be made to Parliament.Customs Book XV. p. 406.
Same to same -Concerning the crew and cargo of the ship “St. Dominic and St. Francis” from Malaga from Dunkirk, driven on shore near Sandown Castle.Ibid.
March 22Same to the Secretary at War.Concerning Lieut Hodgson and the payment out of non effective money.Letter Book XX. p. 128.
Same to Governor and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.For the execution of a bond of suretyship for their Cashiers for paying and accompting for the 1,200,000l. to be raised by annuities, and 600,000l. by a lottery: also to propose the names of persons proper to be receivers thereof.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Corbet -To know when the station ship for Canso and Placentia will be ready so as to convoy Mr. Woodford's provisions thither.Ibid. p. 129.
The Board of Trade to the Treasury, dated Whitehall.For payment of the 1743, Lady Day quarter's salary and incidents bills of said office.
Together with:—Accounts of said incidents in abstract and in detail. 7 pages.
Treasury Board Papers. CCCXIII. No. 24.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to James Dunbar, a tidesman, London port.Customs Book XV. p. 407.
Petition to the Treasury from the Duke of St. Alban's, Lord Warden of Windsor Forest.For 68l. 1s. 4d. for works at Cranbourne Lodge: and for repairs at Milton's and St. Leonard s Hill lodges in said park.Reference Book X. p. 251.
March 23Same to same from Francis Grant of Edinburgh, merchant.Concerning his selling salt from his salt pans at Cockenzie to the country round.North Britain Book XIV. p. 31.
March 24Report to the Treasury from John Sharpe. Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury.On the petition from John Odell concerning the effects recovered from his debtor, Francis Trunks, late of Tottenham High Cross, butcher. 1½ pages.
Appending:
— (a) Said Odell's petition with order of reference, dated 1743–4, Feb. 17. 1 page.
(b) Certificate by Henry Ord, a clerk of the King's Remembrancer's office, of the outlawry, &c., of said Trunks. 1 page.
(c) (d) Affidavits by John Odell and John Mors. 1 and 1 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 25.
March 24Treasury warrant to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England.To take in at the Bank contributions for 1,200,000l. annuity, and 600,000l. lottery.
Appending:—Lists of contributors.
Money Book XLI. pp. 346–7.
1744.
March 28
Report to the Treasury from Edw. Greenly, King's Proctor.On the petition of Grace Haiter, concerning the estate of Joseph Lane, an intestate bastard. 1½ pages.
Appending
:—(a) Said Haiter's petition with reference, dated 1743–4. March 13.
(b) (c) Affidavits by Eleanor Haiter and John Stacey. 2 pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXIII. No. 27.
Treasury warrant to William Benson and William Aislabie.To allow in account to the Paymasters of Exchequer Bills their incidents for the year ended, 1744, Lady Day.
Prefixing:—Memorial from Edmund Ball, one of said Paymasters, and account of said incidents.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 222.
J. Scrope to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland.To go on with the proceedings against the common brewers of Glasgow, as no application has been made to the Treasury on their behalf since the death of Neil Buchanan.North Britain Book XIV. p. 35.
(?)Petition to the Treasury from Lady Elpinstone, only child of the late Earl of Wigtoun.For a grant of the feu duties due to the Crown from her late father, as Chamberlain of Fife, in consideration of the largeness of her family.Ibid.
March 29J. Scrope to Major General Wentworth.For an account, for the Treasury, of the estimated freight of transports for bringing over the Dutch forces, and to know “whether you have not money sufficient in your hands to defray the same out of the sums paid over to you by the Paymaster of the Forces.”Letter Book XX p. 129.
Same to the Salt Commissioners.With the Chancellor of the Exchequers recommendation for Thomas Rich, of Plymouth, to succeed one Watson, as salt officer there.Ibid.
March 30Same to Mr. CorbettForwarding copies of 3 letters of the 27th inst. from the Customs officers of Dover, Sandwich, and Portsmouth, concerning several French vessels sent into Dover and Ramsgate by Sir John Norris, or stopped at Portsmouth on account of the embargo: for the Admiralty to take care for the provisioning of the Frenchmen.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wood, Secretary to the Customs Commissioners.With Treasury instructions for releasing the English ship “John and Elizabeth,” John Simpson, master, and a Dantzic ship,the “Lady Virginia,” both bound for France with tobacco.Customs Book XV. p. 409.
Petition to the Treasury from John Kendrick HeringConcerning the seizure of his wine on the ship “Providence,” of Rotterdam, James Moikill, master.Reference Book X p. 251.
March 30Royal warrant, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in the accounts of T. Winnington, as Paymaster of the Forces. 2s. a day for the person paying the quarters of the invalid out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital.King's Warrant Book XXXV. p. 395.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1744, Lady Day quarter's income of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of income and liability of said fund for said quarter.
Money Book XLI. pp. 357–8.
Same to same - -For same of same of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 361–2.
March 31J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.With instructions for the free importation of great part of the baggage, equipage and regimentals of the regiment of Lindman, one of the Dutch regiments sent over to His Majesty's assistance, said baggage having been left in Holland in the hurry of the regiment's embarkation.Customs Book XV. p. 409.