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'Warrants, Letters, etc.: 1745, October-December', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 5: 1742-1745 (1903), pp. 781-788. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92081 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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1745, October–December

Oct. 1Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To issue and apply the 1745, Sept. 29 quarters' income of the General or Aggregate Fund.
Prefixing:—Statement of income and liability of said fund for said quarter.
Money Book XLII.pp.104–5.
Same to same - -For same of same of the General Fund.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 110–11.
J. Scrope to the Paymaster of the Forces.For an estimate of all extraordinary services of the Forces incurred in 1745 and not provided for by Parliament.Letter Book XX. p. 185.
Oct. 2Hen. Fane (in the absence of Secretaries of the Treasury) to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning the baggage of Baron Haslang, Minister Plenipotentiary from the Elector of Bavaria, which is arrived from Rotterdam on the “Mary” sloop.Customs Book XVI. p. 21.
Oct. 4J. Scrope to sameTo attend the Treasury, Tuesday next, concerning ships from Scotland.Ibid, p. 23.
Same to the Postmaster General.Forwarding a letter from Harwich, concerning the great number of passengers going on the packet boats to and from Holland.Letter Book XX. p. 186.
Oct. 5Same to the Customs Commissioners.Forwarding Baron Haslang's letter concerning his wines.Customs Book XVI. p. 23.
Oct. 7Treasury warrant to John Philipson, Surveyor General, of Woods.For works and repairs in Hyde Park, detailed, at an estimate of 451l. 2s. 0d.
Prefixing
:—Report from the Board of Works.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 331.
Oct. 8Petition to the Treasury from Charles Duke of Grafton.For repairs at Wakefield Lodge, in Whittlewood Forest.Reference Book X. p. 285b.
J. Scrope to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts.Transmitting two lists of T. Revell, of men victualled at Gibraltar, 1745, June 10 to August 4.Letter Book XX. p. 186.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt.To make good out of Sinking Fund the deficiency at Michaelmas last on the duty on Sweets.
Prefixing:—Said Auditor's certificate of said deficiency (total deficiency for 4 quarters to 1745, July 24, being 14,987l. 19s. 11d.).
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 330.
Oct 10J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to James Hopkins, a landwaiter, Bristol port.Customs Book XVI. p. 24.
Oct. 15Treasury warrant to same -To remit to the East India Company, interest annis 1720 to 1727, on their bonds for unrated East India goods, and to deliver up the bonds.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Ibid, pp. 25–7.
Oct. 18J Scrope to same -Concerning Spanish wines under seizure, belonging to William Cookson, of Kingston upon Hull.Ibid, p. 27.
Same to Messrs. Tomlinson and Hanbury.To lay proposals before the Treasury with all speed for a contract for victualling the garrison at Louisburg in America.Letter Book XX. p. 188.
Oct. 19Report to the Treasury from the Customs Commissioners, dated Custom House, London.On Henry Lascelles's petition concerning his dismissal for frauds in connection with the 4½ per cent. duty. 5 pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 15.
Oct 21J. Scrope to George Drummond [a Commissioner of Excise, Scotland].Leave to come to England with Sir John Cope.North Britain Book XIV. p. 201.
Oct. 21J. Scrope to the Postmaster General.For the franking of all letters and packets to and from John Roberts, Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and for his letters to be forwarded at the same time as those sent to the Treasury.Letter Book XX. p. 189.
Same to Mr. Corbett (for the Admiralty); to the Secretary at War and to the Master General of the Ordnance.For the estimates for 1746, for the House of Commons.Ibid.
Oct. 22Petition to the Treasury from John Selwyn, junior.For 124l. 18s. 11d. for fees, &c., on his accounts as Paymaster to the late Queen's servants.Reference Book X. p. 285b.
Same to same from John Roberts.For repairs in Greenwich Park - -Ibid.
The Duke of Grafton, Lord Chamberlain, to the Treasury, dated St. James's.For the issue of 500l. to Sir Clement Cottrell Dormer, as a royal present to Count Staremberg, sent hither from the Emperor to notify his coronation. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 16.
J. Scrope to the Clerk of the Council in waiting.Transmitting the Customs Commissioners report concerning bales of silk on the “Eaton” galley, from Leghorn, under quarantine.Letter Book XX. p. 190.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Walker, Surveyor General of land revenues of the Crown.To allow the account of Robert Peele, Receiver of the rents of His Majesty's estate at Aldcliffe, co. Lancs.
Prefixing:—Walker's report and state of said account.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 332–3
Oct. 24Petition to the Treasury from William Hill, of Lancashire.Proposing to compound for smuggling -Reference Book X. p. 285.
Oct. 29J. Scrope to Mr. Corbett for the Admiralty.Transmitting Governor Shirley's bill drawn on the Treasury for 600l. for freighting the “Amsterdam,” Benjamin Mulberry, master, to convey the French inhabitants of Cape Breton to France upon the reduction of that place: together with a letter from Joseph Willard, Secretary to New England, relating to same.Letter Book XX. p. 191.
Oct. 30Same to the Customs Commissioners.As to the representation from Van der Hoop, Commissary at war for the Dutch troops concerning tho baggage, now arrived in the river on the ship “Success,” of the general officers of the said troops in Great Britain.Customs Book XVI. p. 28.
Oct. 31Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.As to the method of disposing of the two moieties of the smuggling composition of Mathew Hunter, of Whitby.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Ibid, p. 29.
J. Scrope to the Surveyor General of Crown lands.Transmitting Viscount Weymouth's memorial concerning nuisances and encroachments upon the outside of Hyde Park wall.Letter Book XX. p. 191.
Nov. 5Petition to the Treasury from John Temple, Auditor of the duties on hides.for an additional salary for his further appointment in 1738, as Auditor of the inland duties on coffee, tea, and chocolate.Reference Book X. p. 285b.
Treasury order for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Duke of Montagu, of date 1745, Sept. 22.For the delivery to Mr. Jonathan Smith, Serjeant of the Chapel Royal at St. James's, of chapel furniture, detailed: to an estimate of 524l.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. pp. 229–30.
Same for same of same from same to same, of date 1745, Oct. 22.For the provision of a rich purse for John Lord Gower, Lord Privy Seal: to an estimate of 21l.Ibid, p. 230.
Nov. 7Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To discharge James Bell (late of Cartmel, and now in Lancaster gaol) from confinement, and restore his estate to him.
Appending:—Said Commissioners' report.
Customs Book XVI. pp. 33–4.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Edmund Waller, of Abbes Park Wood, in the manor of Burnham.
Prefixing, &c.:—Particular in Latin, memorandum, ratal, and demise.
Crown Lease Book VII. pp. 80–3.
Nov. 8Petition to the Treasury from Percival Hart, late of Richmond, in Surrey, maltster.Concerning his debt to the Crown on malt.Reference Book X. p. 285b.
J. Scrope to Mr. Corbett -Concerning convoy for the “Atalante” John Diddear, master, with provisions for Oglethorpe's regiment in Georgia.Letter Book XX. p. 192.
Hen. Fane (in the absence of the Secretaries of the Treasury) to the Stamp Commissioners.Leave of absence to John Sutherland, supervisor of stamps.Ibid, p. 193.
Nov. 12Petition to the Treasury from Matthew Woodford.For 828l. for victualling Placentia and Annapolis, 1745, July 1 to Sept. 30.Reference Book X. p. 286.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of a house in and near St. James's Park, of which the Earl of Suffolk prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Earl's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book VII. pp. 83–4.
[?]Entry of demise by ease under the Exchequer Seal.To John Gibbon of 11 messuages in Ryall Rents, adjoining the Valiant Soldier, in Barnaby Street, St. John's, Southwark. Ibid, p. 84.
[After
Nov. 12]
Memorial to the Treasury from Edward Lascelles and Arthur Upton, displaced by Robert Dinwiddie from their posts in Barbados,by way of reply to the report from the Customs Commissioners on their case; and praying a fair trial in Barbados, and restoration to office. 2½ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 20.
Nov. 13William Wood, Secretary to the Customs Commissioners, to John Scrope, dated Custom House.transmitting (a) and (b) infra. 1 page.
Appending
:—(a) An account of the wines brought over for Count Nassau, Commander in Chief of the Dutch forces, and for Generals Villet and Swassenbergh. 1 page.
(b) A note of the allowances of wine at the Custom House made to ambassadors and envoys. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 21.
Nov. 14Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.Stay of process against Henry Lascelles, late collector of Barbados.Customs Book XVI. p. 35.
Petition to the Treasury from Peter Burrell and John Bristow.For 781l. 12s. 0d. for beef for Minorca from 1745, April 25 to August 24, and 568l. 15s. 0d. for 3d. per man per week for 3,500 men from May 25 to August 24.Reference Book X. p. 286.
Nov. 19Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for letters patent to pass the Great Seal.For a grant to John Lord Gowran of the office of Master Forester of Farmingwood in the forest of Rockingham.
Prefixing:—Report by the Surveyor General of Lands on said Lord's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book VII. pp. 85–7.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests.To pass and allow the account of salaries, poundage, incidents, and premiums of the salt officers in the country for one year to 1744, Lady Day.
Prefixing:—Statement of said account.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 339–40.
Nov. 20Petition to the Treasury from Fryer Walker.For 2l7l. 8s. 0d. for keeping in repair and lighting lamps in and about Westminster Hall the last session of Parliament.Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book II. p. 230.
Nov. 21Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To accept 80l. as a smuggling composition from William Hill.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Customs Book XVI. p. 37.
John Jeffreys to the Lord Steward.For a copy of the establishment of the expense in the office of the Household at this present time, and of the debt in said office at June 24 last.Letter Book XX. p. 195.
The Earl of Chesterfield. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Treasury, dated Dublin Castle.For an increase of the pay of the company of Foot Guards armed with battle axes to attend the state, from 5s. 11d. a day to 9s. 6d. a day.
Endorsed:—3 Dec. Recd. [Dec.] 24. Prepare a sign manual. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 22.
Treasury warrant to John Phillipson, Surveyor General of Woods.For works and repairs, detailed, to an estimate of 504l. 6s.d. in Greenwich Park
Prefixing:—Said Philipson's report.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 341–2.
Same to William Lowndes, one of the Auditors of land revenues.To pass Mr. Legge'a (late Surveyor General of Woods) account of wood sales and works in the respective forests, parks, &c., detailed.
Prefixing:—Said Lowndes's statement of said account.
Ibid, pp. 344–35.
Same to Thomas Farrington, Auditor of Crown revenues in Wales, &c.To allow to Edward Philip Pugh, late sheriff of Carnarvon, 91l. 10s. 3d. for extraordinary expenses.
Prefixing:—Said Farrington's report on said Pugh s petition and account of said expenses.
Ibid, pp. 345–6.
Nov. 21Treasury warrant to Thomas Farrington, Auditor of Crown revenues in Wales, &c.To pay Peter Rickards, late Sheriff of Radnor, 40l. for rewards paid for convicting sheepstealers, &c.
Prefixing:—Report as above.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 347.
Nov. 22Thomas Corbett to John Scrope. dated Admiralty Office.Concerning the insufficiency of the laws to suppress smuggling in spite of the assistance of instructions from the admiralty to the ships of war. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 23.
Treasury warrant to William Lowndes, one of the auditors of land revenues.To charge any of the receivers of land revenues in his audit with 504l. 6s.d., for repairs to be done in Greenwich Park.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 343.
Nov. 25Petition to the Treasury from Edward Price, sheriff of Radnor.For 78l. 16s. 0d., for extraordinary expenses in his year of office.Reference Book X. p. 286.
Nov. 26Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.For the account of Denzil OnsLow, Pay master of the Works, for 15 months, to 1743, Dec. 31, to be passed, notwithstanding its exceeding the limit of 14,400l. by a further 19,652l. 7s. 10½d.
Appending
:—State of said account.
King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 235–6.
Same countersigned by same to William Aislabie, a same.For the like for the Duke of Montagu's account as Master and Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, notwithstanding its exceeding the 13,000l. limit by a further 9,654l. 14s.d.
Appending
:—As above.
Ibid, pp.236–7.
Treasurry warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.For a particular of Tiddington farm. co. Warwick, of which Thomas Bryan prays a reversionary lease.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Bryan's petition for same.
Crown Lease Book VII. pp. 87–8.
Same to the Auditor of Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and all others concerned.To strike tallies imposting the payment by the Earl of Strafford of the Farm of Post fines anno 1745.
Prefixing:—Certificate of said fines answered direct to the Crown by the Sheriffs.
Money Book XLII. pp. 121–2.
Nov. 27J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners.Concerning Lionel Browne, waiter and searcher, &c., at Bridport, resigning his office to his son.Customs Book XVI. p. 39.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests.To inform the Treasury whether in the accounts of the army during the late war any allowance was made to the Officers of Horse and Dragoons by Parliament for clothes and accoutrements lost in battle or taken by the enemy.Letter Book XX. p. 195.
Report to the Treasury from the Commissioners of Excise, dated Excise Office, London.On the memorial of John Temple, auditor of the duties on hides and the inland duties on coffee, tea and chocolate, concerning his salary. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) Said memorial with order of reference, dated 1745, November 5. 1½ pages.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 25.
Nov. 28Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To deliver wines to Thomas Allen, of Lynn Regis.
Appending:—Said Allen's petition.
Customs Book XVI. p. 39.
Same to William Benson, one of the Auditors of Imprests.To allow in account to John Selwyn, junr., Paymaster of Salaries to the late Queen, 124l. 18s. 11d. for fees, &c.
Prefixing:—Statement of said fees, &c.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 348.
Nov 29Petition to the Treasury from Walter Graystock, master of the “William and Mary” sloop.Proposing to compound for smuggling -Reference Book X. p. 286.
Report to the Treasury from the Excise Commissioners, dated Excise Office, London.On the representation from the tallowchandlers, praying a clause to strengthen the searchers for private workers or makers of candles. 1 page.
Appending:
—(a) Said representation subscribed by 96 tallow chandlers. 1 sheet.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 26.
Dec. 3Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To deliver wines to William Cookson, of Hull, merchant.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' Report.
Customs Book XVI. pp. 40, 42.
Same to same -To pay Richard Coote and William Guile of Arundel, Sussex, bounty on wheat taken by the French, in a vessel at Eastbourne.
Prefixing:—As above.
Ibid, pp. 41–2.
Same to same -To restore to William Thompson of Nottingham, hosier, a pack of wool.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' Report.
Ibid, pp. 43–4.
Same to John Phillipson, Surveyor General of Woods.For repairs at Cranbourne Lodge to an estimate of 839l. 9s. 0d.
Prefixing
:—Memorial from the Duke of St. Albans, Warden of Windsor Forest and Ranger of Cranbourne Lodge Walk.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 349–50.
Dec 5Same to the Customs Commissioners.To stay process against John Anthony, et al., of St. Ives, Cornwall, mariners.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' report.
Customs Book XVI. pp. 45–6.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, &c.To take in at the Receipt 500,000l. in 4 per cent. loans on land tax, 1746.Money Book XLII. p. 126.
Dec. 10Same to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Henry, Earl of Suffolk, of of a messuage in St. James's Park.
Prefixing, &c.:—Particular in Latin, memorandum, ratal and demise.
Crown Lease Book VII. pp. 88–92.
Dec. 11J. Scrope to Mr. Corbett [at the Admiralty].Transmitting Governor Shirley's draft for 500l. for the hire of the snow “Bilboa,” for transporting the French from Cape Breton to France.Letter Book XX. p. 197.
Dec. 11Memorial to the Treasury from the Commissioners of Customs, England, dated Custom House, London.Desiring instructions as to the disposal of the money arisen by the additional duty on foreign Cambrics imported under the Act 15 and 16. Geo. II. in view of the Act of 18 Geo II. prohibiting the importing of Cambrics. 2½ pages.Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 30
Dec. 12H. Fane (in the absence of the Secretaries of the Customs) to the Customs Commissioners.Leave of absence to John Spencer a landwaiter at Newcastle.Customs Book XVI. p. 47.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy.For a lease to Thomas Bryan of Tiddington Farm, co. Warwick
Prefixing, &c.: — Particular, memorandum, ratal and demise.
Crown Lease Book VII. pp. 92–5.
Dec. 14George Payne to Henry Kelsall dated from the Office for Taxes.Concerning Sir Thomas Hewet's accounts and Mr. Thornhaugh's case. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) The Taxes Commissioners to St. Andrew Thornhaugh, dated 1738, July 27. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 31.
Dec. 16Petition to the Treasury from John Norris of Colchester, soapmaker.Concerning his debt for soap duty for which he has been in Chelmsford gaol for 15 months.Reference Book X. p. 287.
Henry Fane to the Clerk of the Council in waiting.Transmitting a letter from Mr. Wood, Secretary of the Customs, concerning a tumult which happened at Yarmouth upon the exportation of cattle and butter to Holland.Letter Book XX. p. 198.
Dec. 17The Earl of Chesterfield to the Treasury, dated from Dublin Castle.For a royal warrant for dividing the four regiments of foot, Ireland, into two battalions of seven companies each.
In duplicate:—1 and 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 32.
Dec. 19Report to the Treasury from the Salt Commissioners [England], dated Salt office.On the petition of Edward Everard of King's Lynn, merchant, concerning salt shipped coastwise and lost by leakage.
Endorsed:—1746, April 29. Agreed to the report. 2 pages.
Appending
:—(a) Said Everard's petition with reference dated 1745, Dec. 6. 2½ pages.
(b.) Certificate by the Clerk of the Peace of King's Lynn. 2 pages.
Ibid, No. 34.
Dec. 20Petition to the Treasury from Mary Hudson, widow.For extension of lease of a brewhouse, &c. in Piccadilly.Crown Lease Book VII. p. 96.
J. Scrope to the Clerk of the Council in waiting.Forwarding letters concerning the Dutch East India Company's beef being stayed by the embargo.Letter Book XX. p. 198.
Dec. 23Same to the Navy Commissioners.For the estimate of the ordinary of the Navy for 1746.Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War.For the estimates for 1746 for the Forces in the Plantations.Ibid.
Dec. 24Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners.To observe an order in Council dated Dec. 21, taking off the embargo from the East India ship “Somerset,” Thomas Tolson, master.Customs Book XVI. p. 48.
Same to same -For same in the cases of the ships “Postloper” and “Herring,” with provisions on board for the use of the East India Co. in Holland.Ibid.
Treasury warrants to John Phillipson. Surveyor General of Woods.For repairs at Fan Grove, Knowle Grove, and Stub Ride: to an estimate of 50l.
Prefixing
:—Said Phillipson's representation and report.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 353.
Same to William Lowndes -To pay, by debenture, 439l. 9s. 0d. to abovesaid John Phillipson, for works and repairs about certain lodges in Windsor Forest.Ibid, p. 354.
Dec. 25Thomas Corbett to John Scrope, dated Admiralty Office.Forwarding (a) infra.pages.
Appending
:—(a) James Clark, a warden of the fishery at Folkestone to said Corbett, dated Folkestone, 1745, Dec. 21, relating his burning of three smuggling boats which traded frequently to France since the outbreak of the war. 1 page.
Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 36.
Dec. 30Petition to the Treasury from John and James Chalie, of London, merchants.For the removal of the embargo from the ship “Henrica Elizabeth,” John Wergien, master, with cheese and butter for Holland.Customs Book XVI. p. 47.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners, London.Leave of absence to John Smith, a tidesman, London port.Ibid, p. 44.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and all others, officers of the Receipt, concerned.To take in at the Receipt 200,000l. in loans on land tax, 1746 “without making the said orders to carry interest.”Money Book XLII. p. 142.
Dec. 31J. Scrope to the Paymaster of the Forces and the Secretary at War.Concerning Chauncey Townsend's proposals for a constant supply of provisions for Ruatan without convoy.Letter Book XX. p. 199.
[? 1745]Petition to the Treasury from Thomas Clayton, W. Munden, John Sawyer, underkeepers of Windsor Forest.Concerning their charge for the killing of deer in 1742 and 1744, hunted by the Duke of Cumberland: same being disallowed by the Auditors of Imprests. 1 page.Treasury Board Papers CCCXVIII. No. 40.
[? 1745]Memorial to the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from the Colonels of Horse and Dragoons in Ireland.For an allowance for horses lost in an attempted crossing to England between Feb. 1743–4, and April, 1744. 1 page.
Followed by
(a) an account of the extraordinary charge of drafting 60 men from Lieut. Gen. Nevill's regiment of horse in Feb., 1743–4. 1 page.
Ibid, No. 41.