|April 2.||54. Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Paymaster of the Forces for the issue of 500l. out of contingencies to William Caulfield for the 13th year's allowance for repairing roads and bridges in Scotland.|
Appending:—Memorial for same by Sir John Cope, Commander in Chief in North Britain, and certificate by him, dated 1744–5, March 18, of the work done. “The said William Caulfield did last year employ Lieut. Whiting, of General Handasyd's regiment, with two serjeants, two corporals, one drum, and 40 men for three months, which party repaired the road from Inverness to Fort William, and from Fort Augustus to Dalwhinnie. He likewise employed Lieut. Cranston, of Col. Murray's regiment, with one serjeant, one corporal, one drum, and 30 men five months, which party repaired the road from Inverness to Ruthven, thence to Dalnacardoch and Tay Bridge. He also employed ensign Stone, of Col. Lascelles's regiment, with two sergeants, two corporals, one drum, and 40 men, for four months, which party repaired the roads from Stirling to Crieff and Tay Bridge, thence from Dunkeld to Blair of Athole and Dalnacardoch. He rebuilt the bridge of Duvure, carried off by the torrents, and pinned and secured the other bridges.”
[King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 114–5.]
|April 2.||55. H. Fane (in the absence of the Secretaries of the Treasury) to the Customs Commissioners conveying the Treasury's directions for them to observe an order of the Privy Council as below.|
Prefixing:—Said order, dated Whitehall, 1745, March 29, for the most vigorous enforcement of quarantine against the ship “Prince Rupert,” Captain Dobson, now at the Mother Bank, said Dobson having informed the Collector of Portsmouth that at the time said ship was taking in her cargo the plague was raging so violently at Santa Cruz that no less than 50 persons died of it in a day.
[Customs Book XV. p. 493.]
|April 2.||56. W. Chetwynd, Master and Worker of the Mint, to John Scrope forwarding copies of letters as below, for directions of the Treasury Lords thereupon; “an order from a Secretary of State unles confirm'd by their Lordships not being in my humble opinion sufficient for me to act upon.” 1 page.|
Appending:—(a) The Duke of Newcastle to the Master of the Mint, dated Whitehall, 1745, March 26, to deliver to Mr. Stone six large gold medals, now ready, representing the King and the late Queen on the one side and the rest of the royal family on the reverse, to be deposed of in such manner as the King should direct. 1 page.
(b) Same to Mr. Arundell, then Master of the Mint, dated Whitehall, 1742–3, Feb. 24, ordering the said medals to be made. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXVI. No. 28.]
|57. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell.|
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces as follows, out of the funds anno 1745:—
|To the Queen of Hungary in part of 500,000l.||125,000||0||0|
|To the Elector of Cologne in part of 24,299l. 1s. 4d.||6,074||15||4|
|To the Elector of Mainz in part of 8,620l.||2,155||0||0|
|To the Elector of Saxony in part of 100,000l.||25,000||0||0|
|Same for a warrant for 1,000l. a month to the Duke of Cumberland, which His Majesty is pleased to allow him for the support of his table whilst abroad this year.|
Same for the issue of 61,525l. 2s. 3d. to the Navy Treasurer for the course of the Navy for October last, 37,430l. for the same of the Victualling, and 10,090l. for salaries due at Lady Day last to the Admiralty Lords and the Commissioners et al. of the Navy: all in pursuance of his memorial of the 27th ult.
Same for the issue of 750l. to the Whitehall preachers.
A petition read from Thomas Worseley, Esq., and Thomas Fairfax, Esq., for a grant of such real and personal estate as Edmond late Duke of Buckingham died seized of not devised by his father. Referred to the Attorney General.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Ordnance of 31,530l. 14s. 9d., being the deficiency last year [upon the Ordnance] as by his memorial of this day for 99,957l. 9s. 3d.
The Duke of Newcastle's letter to my Lords read, transmitting a memorial and several papers of Mr. Kilby, agent for the colony of Massachusetts Bay, praying money for payment of the four companies of 60 men each, raised there for the defence and preservation of Annapolis, and of which he was appointed agent by Governor Shirley. His Grace acquainting my Lords that the King by his order in Council of Sept. 6 last, declared he would make good the engagements entered into by said Governor for pay of said Companies, my Lords refer said memorial and papers to the Paymaster of the Forces, who is to discourse with the said agent, and let my Lords know how the said money may properly be paid.
Order for a warrant for paying Mr. Popple, as Governor of the Bermudas, 500l. out of the 4½ per cent.
A petition read from Thomas Marriot proposing his security as agent to General Oglethorpe at Georgia. Referred to the King's Remembrancer.
Mr. Davis to pay out of the King's money in his hand to the order of the Earl of Middlesex, 25l., also to pay out of same 4l. to widow Clay for looking after the clock in the [Treasury] Lords' room, and the clock in the waiting room at the Treasury for one year to 1745, Lady Day.
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. pp. 140–1; Letter Book XX. p. 169; Reference Book X. p. 274.]
|April 3.||58. Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Worsley and Thomas Fairfax. Set forth their claim to the estate of Edmund, late Duke of Buckinghamshire, which was undevised by Duke John, his father, as co-heirs to said Duke Edmund, the petitioners being descended from the daughters of Edmund Lord Sheffield, afterwards Earl of Mulgrave: that Edmund Walsh of Ireland, being in the French King's service, got leave to come and claim in the same degree of relation, and at his own request was admitted by the petitioners as a party to a suit in chancery, and in his answer there insisted that he was descended from Magdalen, a daughter of the said Earl of Mulgrave, and upon the death of the said Edmund Walsh his sister Magdalen Walsh made oath that she was descended from the said Magdalen Sheffield; and in the answer of her and of Margaret Daly her sister did likewise insist that they were descended from Magdalen, a daughter of the Earl of Mulgrave; whereupon an issue was directed to be tried in the King's Bench whether said Walsh and Daly were co-heirs together with petitioners. But a short time before the trial, and after their constant claim for seven years as above, a pedigree was started up and put into the hands of the said Magdalen Walsh, importing not that she was descended from Magdalen, a daughter of the Earl of Mulgrave, but from Magdalen, a daughter of Sir John Sheffield, son of the said Earl: that the said pedigree has had the surprising fortune to be received in such a manner as that the said Walsh and Daly have by virtue thereof obtained a verdict that they are the sole heirs of the said Duke, notwithstanding the several faults and defects of the said pedigree, and although the only evidence to support it owned that Duke John (whose secretary he [? Walsh] had been for many years, and by whom he was appointed a trustee for his son) did in conversation inform him that he had no nearer relation than those descended from the daughters of Edmund Earl of Mulgrave, his great grandfather, which is agreeable to other pedigrees of the family; whereby the petitioners' inheritance is in danger of being wrested from them by persons of the Romish religion, and to whose claim the tradition of the part of Ireland to which they belong is repugnant. Further petitioners have discovered that Robert Walsh, the father of these claimants, was outlawed and attainted of high treason in the 3rd of William and Mary, whereby all the right claimed by Walsh and Daly is vested in the King. Therefore pray a grant of His Majesty's right to such real or other estates as the said Duke Edmund died seised of or entitled to as not devised by the Duke his father.|
[Crown Lease Book VII. pp. 47–8.]
|April 3.||59. Edward Lloyd to Thomas Corbet, dated from the War Office, enclosing the report from Lieut. Gen. Dalzell, Maj. Gen. Foliot, and Brig Gen. Wolfe on the memorial of the field officers and captains of the four last raised regiments of marines praying a warrant for mustering the regiments complete from 1741, June 25 to 1742, Dec. 24. The Treasury desire to know if the Admiralty have any objection thereto. 1 page.|
Appending:—(a) Said report to the King from abovesaid officers, dated 1744–5, Jan. 24. Followed by:—Said memorial of said field officers as above; and by:—Abstracts of the musters of said four regiments of marines, viz., those of Lieut. Gen. Cornwallis, Col. Powlet, Col. Jeffreys, and Col. Duncombe, and with accounts of the men embarked, &c., and of dead and run men, &c. 32 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCCXVI. No. 29.]
|April 4.||60. J. Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, transmitting the petition of Charles St. Clair and Joseph Pringle, clerks to the Court of Delegates appointed 1728, July 22, for 2,405l. 11s. 0d., being salaries for themselves and a doorkeeper for attendance on said Court from 1728, Nov. 28 to 1732–3, Feb. 2, being the like salaries as were allowed to the clerks and doorkeeper under the former Court of Delegates in Scotland by warrant of 1721, Oct. 19. The Treasury desire to be informed whether the said Court of Delegates ever sat for the despatch of any business committed to their care; and also out of what fund such salaries may be paid. 1½ pages.|
[Ibid. No. 31.]
|61. Zach. Bourryau and five others, detailed, to Henry Pelham. “As you have the honour to be at the head of His Majesty's Treasury it is thought proper to acquaint you that an application is intended to be made for the payment of the three months [1744, July, August, and Sept.] which are now due on the premium bills for importing Naval stores; they being by the acts of 3 and 4 of Queen Anne, and also the 2nd year of his present Majesty's reign, directed to be payable in course; and the payment of them has never been postponed (untill lately) unless those bills which carry interest have been likewise stopt.” Therefore pray that same may be ordered to be paid. 1 page.|
Followed by:—(a) A state of the non-interest bills under the heads of wear and tear and of the victualling, in answer to the above letter. 1 page.
(b) An account showing how much of the sum of 66,347l. 4s. 11d. demanded from the Navy and Victualling offices for non-interest bills, is due for premiums on importation of naval stores, and how much thereof for other, and what, services. 1 sheet.
[Ibid. No. 32.]
|62. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell, Mr. Lyttelton.|
A memorial read from the Cofferer of the Household for 400l. to make the necessary payments for the Duke of Cumberland's embarkation for Holland. Ordered.
Allan Piper to be a landwaiter at Southampton, loco Mathew Price.
A memorial read from Mr. Sharpe for 1,000l. on account of crown law charges. Ordered.
Order for the following issues out of the Civil List revenues:—
|For the Huntsmen||1,170||10||0|
|For the Privy Purse||3,000||0||0|
|For Secret Service||6,000||0||0|
|For the Band of Pensioners||1,500||0||0|
|For the Master of the Robes||591||18||6|
|For Mr. Collins||100||0||0|
|For Mr. Parker||467||17||0|
|The memorial of Gilbert Fleming, Lieut. Gen. of the Leeward Isles, for the escheated estate of John, reputed son of Robert Watts, late of St. Christopher, referred to the Attorney General.|
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. p. 142; Reference Book X. p. 274.]
|63. Present: ut supra.|
Leave of absence to Thomas Orborn, tidesman, London port.
Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of 57,857l. 1s. 0d. on his three memorials of the 7th ult., the 13th inst., and of to-day.
A draft of a warrant on Mr. Marriot's appointment as agent for Georgia read and approved.
“My Lords observing that in the establishment of the troops of Rangers, Highland Companies, &c., in Georgia, commencing from the 30th of September, 1743, inclusive, no regulation is made of what proportion thereof is to be paid for subsistence as in other establishments of the forces; and my Lords apprehending that the said services have not yet been compleated, their Lordships order a letter to be writ to the Paymaster General that he issue at present to the agent of the said forces only such part of the amount of the said establishment as he shall be satisfyed has been actually expended.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. p. 143; Letter Book XX. p. 170.]
|April 22.||64. Petition to the Treasury from Charles Sheffield. Sets forth that he is, under the will of the last John Duke of Buckinghamshire and Normanby, and since the death of his son Duke Edmund, entitled to all Duke John's real and personal estate: that Duke John, after making such will, purchased lands which descended on his death to Duke Edmund as heir at law and on Duke Edmund's death to his heirs: that there were several who pretended thereto: that on a trial at law Magdalen Walsh and Margaret Daly were found to be sole co-heirs of said Duke Edmund, and had a right to said lands: that Robert Walsh, father of said Magdalen and Margaret is lately discovered to have adhered to the late King James and acted against the late King William the 3rd, and was thereon outlawed and attainted of high treason in Ireland in the first year of William and Mary, by which it is apprehended all the claim of said Magdalen and Margaret as co-heirs is barred, and now vested in His Majesty. Therefore prays a grant of the real estate which said Duke Edmund died possessed of: all in consideration of petitioner's great expense in defending his right to the estate he claimed under Duke John's will.|
[Reference Book X. p. 275.]
|April 23.||65. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt for the issue of 147l. 17s. 2d. to Arthur Villettes, His Majesty's Resident with the King of Sardinia, for one bill of extras, being incidents “during the present war in Italy.”|
Appending:—Said bill dated Turin, 1745, April 3. Said bill including the following items.
|Jan. 14.||Paid the charges of an express to Genoa with my letters to Commodore Osborn, Mr. Mann and Consul Birtles||9||13||0|
|Feb. 6.||Paid the charges of an express sent from Turin to Genoa with my letters to Consul Birtles and Capt. Crookshanks||9||11||6|
|Feb. 8.||Paid the charges of my valet's going to Genoa with Marquess d'Ormea and mine to Vice-Admiral Rowley, and his return to Turin||14||17||6|
|Paid the charges of an estafette from Turin to Vienna with Vice-Admiral Rowley's despatches of Feb. 14, o.s., from the Duke of Newcastle, the Lords of the Admiralty, and Sir Thomas Robinson||19||13||8|
|[Money Book XLI. p. 479.]|
|66. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Arundell, Mr. Lyttelton.|
Order for the issue to the Paymaster of the Forces of 109,911l. for two months' subsistence and pay to June 24 next to the forces in Great Britain and the Plantations.
A petition read from Emanuel Walker, collector of Customs at Port Glasgow and Greenock, for extension of time in order to his getting the money due from the sureties of Mr. Drummond, his deputy. Referred to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland.
A report read from the Customs Commissioners [England] on the petition from Messrs. Whitfield and Baird. My Lords agree to the report, but can give the petitioners no relief till the cause is determined.
Same read from the Paymaster of the Forces concerning the pay of the four independent companies employed for the defence of Annapolis Royal; in which he is of opinion that 3,500l. may be paid into the hands of the agent by way of imprest and upon account; which he thinks will be sufficient to carry on the service. Agreed to. Warrant ordered for 3,500l.
A memorial read from Mr. Walmesley (agent to the three independent companies to be formed in Carolina) to Sir William Yonge, setting forth the omission of any surgeon from the estimate for said companies although as necessary in Carolina as in Jamaica, where one surgeon and three mates are appointed to every two companies, and where it is not more sickly in general than it is for some months at Carolina, and praying that His Majesty may be moved that surgeons, serjeants, corporals and drummers, camp necessaries, medicines and so many musters may be granted them as His Majesty shall think meet. Further complaining that two musters for levy money are insufficient, the New England people having given five guineas a man for those sent to Annapolis, “and these men must be raised in North America,” 600–1,200 miles away, so that shipping will be necessary. Referred to the Secretary at War, who is desired in his report to take notice of the time elapsed since the order for raising these companies.
Francis Hopegood to take care of the affairs, in London, relating to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, loco Thomas Staunton.
Order for the issue out of the Civil List revenues as follow:—
|For the messengers||1,000||0||0|
|For the farmer of the post fines||912||13||0|
|For the Cofferer for purveyors for the month of April||2,500||0||0|
|For the Master of the Horse||5,000||0||0|
|For Mr. Walker||100||0||0|
|For the French Protestants||4,295||10||0|
|A memorial read from Col. Fowke and Col. Graham concerning expenses of colonels of regiments at Gibraltar and Port Mahon in transporting recruits thither, amounting to 200l. 13s. 9d., same arising on account of the extra charge of 2d. a man a day at the Savoy, and the freight and the victualling charge of 3d. a day, all which the King was pleased to say he would make good. Referred to the Secretary at War.|
Same read from Lieut. Gen. Philipps to the King praying allowance of 3l. a man, levy money, for new recruits to be raised to replace those 170 lost out of the 235 embarked in the “Tyger” transport, which was lost in Torbay, Feb. 27 last; and of 1,124l. 4s. 4d. to make good the clothing and accoutrements lost then also. Referred ut supra.
“Read a certificate of invalids, women and children, [shipped] from Ostend to London, by Marshal Wade's order, on board the “Townsend” and “Ann” sloops, the expense whereof amounts to 118l. 2s. 6d.”
A letter read from Mr. Baron Edlin to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in favour of Mr. Swainston, Solicitor of the Customs in Scotland, which my Lords order to be entered in the book of Entries of Affairs in North Britain, together with a warrant which they were pleased to sign to the said Commissioners, directing the payment of Mr. Swainston's salary of 300l. per an. from the date of this warrant and of his fees on the trial of all causes under his care.
Mr. Davis to pay 90l. 5s. 0d. for the charges of Countess of Portland's lease.
“Read a minute of the Commissioners for building 50 new churches of the 23rd January, 1744–5, on the memorial of Rd. Farwell, Esq., one of the sureties of Mr. Blackerby, their late treasurer, desiring that on his paying the balance of the said late Treasurer's accounts he may have the aid of the Exchequer against his estates and effects: and the said Commissioners having by their minute signified their consent thereto if the Lords of the Treasury approve thereof, my Lords have no objection to the granting Mr. Farwell's request.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. pp. 144–6; Reference Book X. p. 276.]
|67. Present: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Earl of Middlesex, Mr. Fox, Mr. Arundell, Mr. Lyttleton.|
A memorial from the Cofferer for 800l. on account of the King's voyage, read. Ordered.
Orders for the issue of 173,470l. 1s. 10d. to the Navy Treasurer in part of his memorial of the 29th inst. for 198,241l. 18s. 7d.
Same for same out of the Civil List funds of 3,000l. to the Privy Purse and 800l. to the Cofferer.
A petition read from Messrs. Whitfield and Beard for remission of such part of the appraised value of the wines under seizure as my Lords shall think fit, and for orders for delivery of the wine. The Customs Commissioners to give separate opinions upon the cases of the petitioners, viz., that of Whitfield and the two distinct cases of Baird.
A memorial read from J. B. Zanier for payment of the balance of Mr. Claud Lefevre's and Lewis Coureul's account for forage furnished for the army on the Rhine in 1743 and for reward for his service therein. The petitions of Mr. Lewis Coureul, of Frankfort, and Mr. Couppee, of Brussels, on behalf of said Coureul and himself, all concerning same affair, also read. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.
A report read from the Surveyor General of Lands on George Foxe's petition for a new lease of Kirkstall Ings. Agreed to.
[Treasury Minute Book XXX. pp. 147–8; Letter Book XX. p. 171.]