Warrants for Minor Appointments
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'Warrants for Minor Appointments: 1745', Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 5: 1742-1745 (1903), pp. 837-848. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92087 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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TABLE III.
1745.
Letters Patent, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions and Orders relating to Appointments.
1744–5.
Date.Nature of Order or Entry and Substance of Appointment.Reference.
1744.
Dec. 26
Royal letters patent by the King. John Lord Gower, Lord Privy Seal, loco George Earl of Cholmondeley; together with the yearly fee of 365l.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 333.
1744–5.
Jan. 1
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners. James Wilde, distributor of stamps, co. Hereford, to be same also for co. Radnor.
Prefixing:—Said Commissioners' representation. “We find the profit arising by the distribution of stamps in the county of Radnor too small and inconsiderable to induce any persons of character and substance to accept of that employment.” Therefore propose to annex the district to that of Herefordshire.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 283.
Entry of the swearing-in of Edmond Waller to be Cofferer of the Household, loco Lord Sandys.
Prefixing:—Royal sign manual to the Duke of Dorset, Lord Steward of the Household, to give order for the said swearing-in.
Together with:—The Earl of Dorset's warrant to the Clerk of the Board of Greencloth to swear and admit accordingly.
King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 65.
Treasury warrant. Joseph Belcher, a tidesman, inferior list, Bristol port, loco John Dowding, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 473.
Same. Joshua Stevens Jeans to be riding officer for the guard of Christchurch and the adjacent coast, Southampton port, loco Robert Hookey, deceased.Ibid.
Jan. 3Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. William Chetwynd, Master and Worker of the Mint, loco Richard Arundell, whose letters patent of 1737, June 23, are hereby revoked.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 68–9.
Same. Sir John Hynde Cotton, Treasurer of the Chamber, loco John Lord Hobart, whose letters patent of 1727, August 2, are hereby revoked: all with the wages and fee of 133l. 6s. 8d. and 22l. for two clerks.Ibid, pp. 69–70.
Jan. 8Treasury warrants. John Erskine, Comptroller of Customs, Alloa, loco Robert Colhoun, deceased, at 20l. per an.; — Mackinnon, a tidesurveyor at Greenock, loco Archibald Buchanan, at 60l. per an.; John Somervell, a landwaiter and searcher, at Port Glasgow, loco Christopher Whittingdale, deceased, at 60l. per an.North Britain Book XIV. p. 145.
Jan. 15Same. Mark Seely, a landwaiter at Exeter port, loco Arthur Crocker, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 473.
Jan. 21Letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords. John Roberts, gent., to be Keeper of the Palace and Park at Greenwich (“Keeper of our Palace or Mansion House, commonly called the …. Queen's House. … with the Queen's Garden next adjoining thereto, and of the Old Tilt Yard”) in trust for the sole and separate use of Lady Catherine Pelham, wife of Henry Pelham, notwithstanding her coverture.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 84.
Jan. 22Treasury warrant. Thomas Collyer, of Nottingham, bookseller, to be distributor of stamps, co. Nottingham, loco Richard Smith.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 283.
Jan. 29Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury, to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, for Richard Minns to be “Chief Glazier of all our buildings” in England, loco Charles Corner, deceased. (Patent dated 1744–5, Feb. 7.)King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 89.
Jan. 31Treasury commission. Henry Clarke, surveyor of houses, co. Norfolk, loco Robert Clarke, dismissed, at 50l. per an. salary.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377.
Feb. 5Treasury warrant. William Holmes, a watchman, London port, loco Maynard Nicholls, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 473
Feb. 7Same. Benjamin Tasker (who was appointed surveyor of Customs at Bahama and Sassafras, in Maryland, by the Surveyor General of the Southern Continent of America, or his deputy) confirmed in said office.Ibid.
Same. John Pigott, collector of Bermuda, loco John Lewis, deceased.Ibid, p. 487.
Feb. 12Same. Christopher Clarke, waiter and searcher at Scarborough, loco William Story, deceased; Robert Fleetwood, a boatman at Liverpool, loco James Marshall, resigned; William Appleton, same ibid, loco Thomas Sumner, dismissed; Gilbert Peters, same at Salcombe, Dartmouth port, loco James Woodley, deceased.Ibid, p. 473.
Feb. 14Same. Henry Page, a landcarriage man, London port, loco William Patman, superseded.Ibid.
Feb. 18Royal letters patent by the King. John Hervey, of Lincolns Inn, to be one of the Justices of Glamorgan, Brecon, and Radnor.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 233.
Feb. 19Treasury commissions. James Dotting, surveyor of houses, co. Midd., loco John Walkingame, dismissed, at 40l. per an.; George Winstanley, same, co. Lancaster, loco James Ford, deceased, at 50l. per an. salary.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377.
Feb. 19Treasury warrant. David Wake, master and searcher at Alnmouth, Berwick port, loco Arthur Alnwicke; John Latham, tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Thomas Chaplin, deceased; John Kitchon, preferred to the superior list of tidesmen, London port, loco John Morris, deceased; Thomas Millward to succeed Kitchon on the inferior list; Robert Heather, a waterman at Gravesend, London port, loco Nicho Franklin, deceased; Nathaniel Mead, a tidesman and boatman at Falmouth, loco John Davie, deceased; William Peard, tidesman at Ilfracombe, loco John Tucker, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 487.
Feb. 26Same. George Lockyer, waiter and searcher at Barnstaple, loco John Trick, deceased; William Farr to succeed Lockyer as sitter at Sidmouth, Exeter port; John Gurley, waterman, London port, loco Thomas Acton, deceased.Ibid.
Same. Robert Buchanan, a landcarriage waiter at Glasgow, loco Duncan Buchanan, deceased; John Floucker, a landcarriage waiter at Edinburgh, loco David Bonar; Alexander Beatee, a tidesman at Borrowstounness, loco Robert Gordon, deceased; Keneth Sutherland, same at Inverness, loco Thomas McMichael, deceased.North Britain Book XIV. p. 145.
Feb. 28Treasury Commission. Thomas Lawrence, surveyor of houses, co. Essex, loco Richard Standish, at 60l. per an.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377.
March 4J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners for John Skrympsher to be instructed at the waterside, London port, in shipping and unloading of goods.Customs Book XV. p. 488.
March 5Treasury warrant for royal letters patent for Benjamin Bowles to be a King's waiter, London port, loco Kyffin Williams.Ibid.
Treasury warrant. Benjamin James, tidesman, London port, loco Robert Rogers, deceased; William Cullyer, riding surveyor, to inspect the officers between Yarmouth and Aldeburgh, loco William Knott, deceased; Thomas Fletcher,riding officer at East Dean, Newhaven port, loco Henry Pope, disabled by age.Ibid, p. 487.
March 8J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners. John Mills to be instructed at the waterside, London port.Ibid, p. 488.
March 12Treasury warrant. Thomas Porteous, a tidesman. London port, to be a preventive officer in said port, loco William Taylor, deceased; John Roberts, a tidesman and boatman at Plymouth, loco Robert Warmington, deceased; Thomas Knyfton, waiter and searcher at Uphill, Bristol port, loco George Knyfton, deceased; Theos. Boosey, a tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco Thomas Porteous, preferred; John Morey, a tidesman and boatman at Dartmouth, loco Thomas Fox, deceased; Edward Woollcott, a sitter in a boat at Babbicombe, Dartmouth port, loco John Hall, deceased.Ibid, p. 487.
J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners conveying the Treasury recommendation of Samuel Kenderley to succeed — Rippon, a salt officer at North Shields, if the latter is dead.Letter Book XX. p. 166.
March 14Treasury warrant. Lewis Thomas, a tidesman in the inferior list, Bristol port, loco William Ayleworth, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 487.
March 19Treasury warrants. Benjamin Burrell, a watchman, London port, loco John Pennington, deceased; Henry Martyn, tidesman and boatman at Plymouth, loco John Langston, superannuated; John Hey, a boatman at Plymouth, loco James Cook, deceased William Blunden, noontender, London port, loco Thomas Swift, deceased; John Howard, a waterman, London port, loco Thomas Acton, deceased; Peter Heslop, a tidesman at Workington, Whitehaven port, loco Robert Walby, preferred.Customs Book XV. p. 487.
1745.
March 26
Same to the Excise Commissioners, to appoint Elizabeth Lucas as deputy housekeeper to the Excise Office, loco Tabitha Mitchell, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 308.
March 28Same to the Customs Commissioners to admit William Long as deputy to Benjamin Bowles, one of the King's waiters in London port.
Prefixing:—Said Bowles's presentment of said Long.
Customs Book XV. p. 492.
Treasury warrants. William Biging preferred to the superior list of tidesmen, Bristol port, loco John Berry, deceased; Geo. Drinkwater to succeed said Biging in the inferior list; George Gregory, a tidesman in inferior list, London port, loco John Barmby, superannuated.Ibid.
March —Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant to John Norris, junr., of the office of Usher of the Custom House.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 102.
April 2Treasury warrant. Thomas Graunt, a tidesman at Minehead, loco John Floyd, junr., deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 492.
April 4Same. John Kevish, a tidesman and porter at Whitehaven, and John Dixon, a tidesman and boatman there, to exchange places.Ibid.
April 9Same. John Noel, waiter and searcher at Gosport, loco Edmund Smith; Charles Hanson, same at Whitby, loco William Kitchingman, deceased; Thomas Burdet, tidesman at Yarmouth, loco William Browne; Robert Watson, a watchman, ibid loco Abraham Bayley, dismissed; Timothy Godfrey, same, ibid loco Thomas Edwards, dismissed.Ibid.
Same. James Murray, tidesman at Port Glasgow, at 20l. per an. loco Thomas Richardson, deceased; James St. Clair, same, ibid loco Robert Purcell, dismissed; William Keith, same at Inverness, at 18l. per an., loco David Callum, dismissed; David Spence, same, Kirkcaldy, at 20l. per an., loco John Wood, deceased; William Hamilton, same at Prestonpans, at 20l. per an., loco Thomas Thompson, deceased; Thomas Wallace, same at Ayr, at 15l. per an., loco John Forrester, deceased; James McDonald, salt officer at Irvine, at 25l. per an., loco Hugh Campbell, deceased; Archibald Hunter and Colin McLachlane, boatmen at Cumbraes, at 15l. per an. each, locis Robert McKurdie and Donal McLachlane, resigned.North Britain Book XIV. p. 163.
April 11Warrant 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 appoint John Phillipson Surveyor General of Woods, North and South Trent, loco Henry Legge: with the fees of 50l. and 50l.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 128.
April 18Treasury warrant. James Cole, Register of certificates in the island of Guernsey, in Southampton port, loco Samuel Robinson; Richard Holdsworth, riding surveyor between Dartmouth and Exeter, loco Peter Creed, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 494.
April 22Royal letters patent by the King. Sir Michael Foster, Knt., Sergeant at Law, to be a Justice of the King's Bench (“one of our justices to bold pleas before us”).King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 270.
Royal Commission by writ of Privy Seal to William Popple to be Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermudas, with powers, &c., detailed, at full.Ibid, pp. 285–91.
April 23J. Scrope to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, conveying the Treasury's recommendation of Francis Hopegood, loco Thomas Staunton, as their Solicitor or Correspondent in England.Irish Book IX. p. 446.
Treasury warrant. Thomas Copson, a watchman, London port, loco Daniel Thomas, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 494.
Commission in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords. William Smelt, Receiver of His Majesty's casual revenues in Barbados (“Receipt of all rents, revenues, prizes, fines, escheats, forfeitures, and other profits, and duties whatsoever”) loco Joseph Young, deceased.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 120.
April 30Treasury warrants. Benjamin Newton, a noontender, London, loco Moses Plumpton, deceased; Henry Doming, tidesman and boatman, Dover port, loco Samuel Rossen.Customs Book XV. p. 494.
Same. Mathew Watson, a stamper in the Stamp Office, loco George Goodridge, resigned; Francis Moore, same, loco John Rogers, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 310.
May 1Royal letters patent by the King. Edward Clive, Sergeant at Law, to be one of the Barons of the Coif of the Exchequer.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 140.
Treasury warrant to the Board of Works. Richard Biggs to be Clerk of the Works at Windsor Castle, loco Abraham Curtis, to be superannuated for infirmity.
Prefixing:—Report from said Board.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 311.
May 2Treasury warrant. John Swaine, junr., to succeed John Swaine, superannuated, as mate of the “Amelia” sloop.Customs Book XV. p. 494.
Warrant under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Attorney General for a bill to pass the Great Seal for Thomas Earl of Leicester and Sir Everard Fawkener to be Postmasters General, locis said Earl and Sir John Eyles, the said Eyles being lately deceased.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 139.
May 3Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Charles Cottrell to be Marshal of the Ceremonies to attend on foreign ministers, loco Robert Cottrell, deceased.Ibid, p. 141.
May 7Treasury warrants. Thomas Adamson and James Murray, tidesman at Leith, locis Andrew Robson and William Milne, deceased; David Grant, surveyor, landwaiter, and searcher at Perth, loco Alexander Moody, dismissed, at 25l. per an.North Britain Book XIV. p. 174.
May 7Treasury warrant for royal letters patent. John Blackwell, Comptroller of Customs at Gloucester, loco Richard Lewis, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 496.
Treasury warrant. Charles Fair, a boatman at Norwich, Yarmouth port, loco Jeremiah Barton, deceased.Ibid, p. 494.
May 17Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Sir John Campbell, commonly called Lord Glenorchy, to be Master and Treasurer of the Jewels, with the like profits, &c., and in as ample manner, &c., as Sir Francis Lawley, Bart., Heneage Montague, Charles Godfrey, James Brudenall, Charles Lord Lynn, or William Lord Abergavenny.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 141–2.
May 20J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners with the Chancellor of the Exchequer's recommendation of William Hooke for the first vacancy of a salt officer's place in Hampshire, of the value of 40l. per an.Letter Book XX. p. 173
May 22Treasury warrants. Peter Clark, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco James Dunbar, superannuated; Christopher Payl, a tidesman at Whitehaven, loco Robert Copley, deceased.Customs Book XV. p 494.
Warrant by 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 Spencer the Rangership of Windsor Great Park for his own life, he being by virtue of the will of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough (for whom the said office was held in trust by James Craggs, Samuel Edwards, and Charles Hodges, by letters patent of Queen Anne), in possession of the said office, and entitled thereto for and during the life of Mary Duchess of Montagu.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 145–6.
May 27Royal commission to Benjamin Carpenter, to be Lieutenant Governor of Montserrat, loco [Robert] Carpenter, deceased, with such powers and … directions as are or shall be expressed in the Commission and instructions to the Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands, whose orders he is from time to time to observe.Ibid, p. 192.
May 29Treasury warrants. William Bollan, collector and surveyor at Marblehead and Salem, New England, loco Joseph Browne, deceased; Joseph Love, a tidesman in the inferior list. London port, loco Theos. Boosey, who was appointed to said post, but objected to by the Customs Commissioners; Sweet Hart, a tidesman at Liverpool, loco Daniel Heys, deceased.Customs Book XV. p. 494.
June 12Same. Robert Fleetwood, tidesman and boatman at Liverpool, loco Thomas Smith, superannuated; Thomas Sumner to succeed Fleetwood as boatman, ibid; Thomas Sanderson, boatman at Hull, loco David Lyth, resigned; William Butterfield, tidesman and weighing porter at Lancaster, loco Christopher Sherson, superannuated; John Avery, commander of the “Duke of Cornwall” sloop, at Bideford, loco Isaac Cocart, who resigns; Richard Kingdon, preferred to the superior list of tidesmen, London port, loco Robert Bradshaw, deceased; Edmund Taylor to succeed Kingdon in the inferior list, ibid.Ibid.
Same. Thomas McKeand, a tidesman at Wigtown, loco Alexander McKean, deceased.North Britain Book XIV. p. 174.
June 19Treasury warrant. Moses Garrett, a tidesman and boatman at Lynn Regis, loco John Lacheur, superannuated; John Scott, waiter and searcher at Berwick, loco William Pratt, deceased; Webb Weston, landwaiter at Plymouth, loco Philip Andrew Motham, deceased; James Haydock, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco William Lacon, deceased; William Sheppard, a night watchman at Bristol, loco Charles Jones, deceasedCustoms Book XV. p. 501
June 26Same. John Walsh, junr., riding officer at Bexhill. Rye port, loco John Walsh, his father, superannuated; John Jordan, a riding officer at Folkestone, Dover port, to be supervisor of the riding officers for the middle division of Kent, loco Young Veel, deceased; Richard Henshaw to succeed Jordan as riding officer at Folkestone.Ibid.
Treasury Commissions. James Hayes et al., detailed, Receivers General of land tax, 1745, for co. Berks and other counties, respectively detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 421–4.
Treasury warrants. Henry Maull, a tidesman at Anstruther, loco John Ogilvie, deceased, at 20l. per an.; Colin Lenox, same at Leith, loco Francis Porteous, dismissed, at 20 l. per an.; James Jackson, a boatman at Dundee, loco Patrick Young, deceased, at 15l. per an.North Britain Book XIV. p. 176.
July 3Treasury commissions. Michael Thirkle, junr., of Ipswich et al., detailed, Receivers General for land tax, 1745, for part of Suffolk and for other counties, respectively detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 424–5.
Treasury warrants. George Tomkins, a tidesman in the inferior list, Bristol port, loco William Sheppard, preferred; John Butler, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco William Smith, dismissed.Customs Book XVI. p. 3
July 9J. Scrope to the Salt Commissioners, with the Treasury recommendation of George Robins to succeed John Rosckelly in case of the latter's decease.Letter Book XX. p. 178.
July 10Treasury commissions. Sir Peter Davenport et al., detailed, Receivers General of land tax, 1745, for co. Chester and other counties, respectively detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 425.
Treasury warrants. John Vaughan, collector at Cardigan, loco David Griffith, deceased; Richard Holdsworth, riding surveyor between Dartmouth and Exeter, and Edward Hanbury, same, between Plymouth and Dartmouth to exchange places.Customs Book XVI. p. 3.
J. Scrope to the Customs Commissioners. John Scott to be instructed as a landwaiter at Berwick port.Ibid, p. 6.
Treasury commission. Robert Clarke, surveyor of houses, Norfolk, loco Henry Clarke, dismissed, at 50l. per an.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377.
July 16Warrant by the Lords Justices, countersigned by the Treasury Lords. Thomas Hill, gamekeeper at Richmond and Hampton Court (“one of the gamekeepers within and for the district of 10 miles about our royal palace of Richmond in our County of Surrey and our palace of Hampton Court in our County of Middlesex,” it being highly reasonable and fitting that the game of all kinds should be strictly preserved within 10 miles of any of our royal palaces), loco William Wallbutt, whose commission is hereby revoked.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 181–2.
July 17Treasury warrants. Greenhill Darracott, surveyor at Plymouth, to be collector there, loco John Widdon, preferred; Benjamin Herron, a boatman at Yarmouth, loco John Wellar, deceased; Thomas Nurscombe, a boatman at Minehead, loco John Hensley, deceased; George Hobson, a weigher, Hull port, loco William Winter, deceased; Joseph Collings, a tidesman and boatman at Looe, loco Thomas Jewett, deceased; William Warns, same at Harwich, loco John Mathews, preferred; John Mathews, inspector of the Watergate at Harwich, loco Henry Stevens, dismissed; Nathaniel Coates, tidesman at Liverpool, and John Kevish, tidesman and boatman at Whitehaven, to exchange places; Edmond Hough, surveyor at Pocomoke, in Maryland, to do duty on both sides the river, loco William Brerewood, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 3.
Treasury commissions. Richard Brodribb et al., detailed, Receivers General of land tax, 1745, for co. Worcester and other counties, respectively detailed.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 425.
Treasury warrants. James Trail, surveyor of Zetland, loco Henry Rose, deceased, at 30l. per an.; James Vance, landwaiter and searcher, ibid, loco William Henderson, deceased, at 25l. per an; Andrew Nicholson to succeed Vance as tidewaiter at 15l. per an. John Boswell, tidewaiter at Anstruther, loco Robert Douglas, dismissed.North Britain Book XIV p.176.
July 23Treasury commissions. Theophilus Lane, of Hereford city, Receiver General of house duties, co. Hereford.Affairs of Taxes IV. p.340.
Treasury warrants. Anthony Porter, a landwaiter at Plymouth, to be surveyor ibid, loco Greenhill Darracott, preferred; Richard Roope to succeed Porter as landwaiter; Robert Carswall, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, to be superannuated; Thomas Arnold to succeed him.Customs Book XVI. p. 3.
Treasury Commission. Theophilus Lane Receiver General of land tax. 1745, and arrears of land and house tax, 1744, co. Hereford.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 430.
July 25Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Grant to John Spencer, on surrender, for his natural life of the office of Ranger of Windsor Great Park.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 188–90.
Aug. 21Treasury warrants. Hugh William, waiter and searcher at Amlwch, Beaumaris port, loco Richard Jones, dismissed; James Burnham, a boatman at Hull, loco Francis Wood, deceased; James Hoare, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco James Browne, deceased; George Wackerill, a tidesman in Bideford port.Customs Book XVI. p. 3.
Aug. 28Same. Robert Killby, a boatman at Wisbech, loco Robert Clark, resigned; William Blamire, waiter, searcher, and riding officer at the Guards, in Carlisle port, loco John Little, deceased; Michael Macnamara, surveyor of Customs at Wicomico and Munni, in Maryland, loco Alexander Stewart, deceased.Ibid.
Same. John Robson, deputy to Thomas Yorke, one of the King's waiters in the port of London, loco Joseph Clark, who has resigned.Ibid, p. 15.
Aug. 28Treasury warrants. Robert Adair, collector at Stranraer, loco Edward Bruce, deceased; Charles Campbell, comptroller ibid, loco Charles Innes, dismissed: John McLumpha, surveyor ibid, loco John Neilson, dismissed; John McMorlane, landwaiter and searcher ibid, loco Thomas Naismith, dismissed; Alexander Shank, surveyor at Kirkcaldy, loco Thomas Denny; Duncan McVicar, collector at Fort William, loco William Cowan, dismissed.North Britain Book XIV. p. 176.
Sept. 5Treasury commission. William Fortune, of Monmouth town. Receiver General of land tax, 1745, for co. Monmouth.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 425.
Same. Said William Fortune, to be also Receiver General of house duties, co. Monmouth.Ibid, p. 340.
Sept. 11Treasury warrants. Thomas Piggens, a tidesman and boatman at Rye, loco Joseph Cooper, deceased; Nathaniel May, a boatman at Ipswich, loco Benjamin Dewey, deceased; John Layman, same ibid, loco John Trapneal, superannuated; George Sanderson, a tidesman and boatman at Berwick, loco James Brown, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 17.
Sept. 17Same. Robert Allen, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, preferred to the superior list, loco William Wastell, deceased; Emanuel Maxfield to succeed Allen in the inferior list.Ibid.
Sept. 18Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the Great Seal. William Selwyn, Solicitor of Excise (“Solicitor as well for the defence and prosecution of all causes coming before the Chief Commissioners and Governors of our revenues of Excise relating to the several branches and revenues which now are or shall be under the direction and management of the said Commissioners as before the Commissioners for Appeals and regulating the duties of Excise”), all loco James Gambiere, deceased: to be executed by himsel for his sufficient deputy or deputies, such deputy or deputies being first approved of by the Treasury: with the salary of 350l. per an. for himself, deputy and clerks.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 211.
Sept. 19Treasury warrant. Henry Lee, landwaiter at Hull, loco Robert Waller, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 17.
Same. Josiah Lambert, now tidesman at Borrowstounness, to be surveyor at Prestonpans, loco Lewis Hay, deceased, at 35l. per an.; Rowland Jacques, tidesurveyor at Borrowstounness, loco said Lambert, at 30l. per an.; Alexander Fonlerton to succeed Jacques as salt officer at Borrowstounness, at 25l. per an.North Britain Book XIV. p. 201.
Oct. 8Same. Robert Parker, waiter and searcher at Lynn Regis, loco Thomas Whall, junr., deceased; James Salter, tidesman and boatman at Mousehole, Penzance port, and Samuel Croggan, tidesman at Padstow, to exchange places.Customs Book XVI. p. 17.
Treasury warrant of approval of Daniel Wray as first clerk to Philip Yorke, one of the four Tellers in the Receipt.
Prefixing:—Extract of the Act of 8 and 9 Wm. III for the better observation of the course of the Exchequer. Together with: said Yorke's presentation of said Wray.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 329–30.
Oct. 21Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a bill to pass the Great Seal to grant to John Vaughan the office of Chamberlain of the town and borough of Brecon and [of] the counties of Brecon, Radnor, and Glamorgan, and of steward and keeper of the Courts Leet, View of Frankpledge, and other Courts whatsoever of the Lordships, manors, lands, and tenements, granges, commotes, and hereditaments of Maillaen, Caio, Mableview, Mabedrud, Manordiloe, Kethinock, and the forests of Glyngothy and Pennant, co. Carmarthen, and also of steward and bailiff of the manors, &c., of the late dissolved monastery of Talley, co. Carmarthen, and of steward and keeper of the Court Leets and View of Frankpledge, of the manors, &c., of Mavon, alias Mavonion, Gwinioneth Ucharden, alias Gwinioneth Youcharden, Iscoyd Isherwyn, Glenerglyn, Blaenaeron, Silian, and Tallisarne Green, co. Cardigan; and also of steward of the lordship and manor of Brecon; all loco Sir Nicholas Williams, deceased, with the yearly fee of 100l.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 218.
Oct. 22Treasury warrant. Nicholas Whitehead, landwaiter at Sunderland, loco Mathew Peirson, superannuated: Owen Lloyd, waiter and searcher at Aberdovey, loco Evan Lloyd, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 17.
Oct. 29Same. Thomas Pain, mate of the “Walpole” sloop at Harwich, loco Farley Spratling, dismissed; Joshua Tunstal, tidesman at Liverpool, loco James Chadwick, dismissed; Thomas Richardson, weighing porter at Newcastle, loco Joseph Wilson, deceased.Ibid.
Treasury commission. Jude Storer, surveyor of houses, co. Surrey, loco John Wight, deceased, at 50l. per an. salary.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377.
Oct. 30Commission in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, appointing Charles Compton Paymaster of Pensions, loco Benjamin Keene, whose authority is hereby revoked.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 219–20.
Nov. 7Treasury warrants. Richard Luffman, weighing porter, London port, loco Edward Nix, deceased; John Goodwin, riding surveyor between Yarmouth and Aldeburgh, loco William Cullyer, dismissed; John Smith, same between Sheringham and Happisburgh, Yarmouth port, loco John Massingham, deceased; William Goodwin, boatman at Ilfracombe, loco Adolamy Martin; Edward Harris, tidesman and boatman at Bideford, loco Edward Yard, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 17.
Nov. 8Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Claudius Amyand, Keeper of the King s Libraries within the kingdom of England, loco Richard Bentley (son of Richard Bentley, D.D.), who was thereto appointed by letters patent, dated Westminster, 1724–5. March 11: the said Richard Bentley, the son, having by an instrument under his hand dated 1745, Oct. 28, and duly enrolled in Chancery, surrendered the said office: all with the annuity or annual fee of 200l., payable quarterly.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 226–7.
Nov. 9Same. John Vaughan, Chamberlain of Brecon, &c., ut supra, p. 845.Ibid, pp.227–9.
Nov. 12Treasury warrant for royal letters patent. Thomas Neale, a King's waiter, London port, loco Charles Northcote superseded.Customs Book XVI. p. 35.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Charles Northcote to be deputy searcher, London port, loco Thomas Neale, superseded.Ibid.
Nov. 12Treasury warrant. Henry Cleland, collector of Mountserrat, loco William Stammers, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 17.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners. Thomas Steele to be inspector and riding surveyor of the Stamp Office, loco William Longman, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 337.
Nov. 19Treasury warrants. George Tomkins, a tidesman in the inferior list, Bristol port, transferred to the superior list; Rowland Richardson to succeed him in the inferior list; William Shackles, tidesman and boatman at Hull, loco Henry Grimes, deceased; Abraham Shrewsbury, junr., tidesman and boatman at Dover, loco Thomas Kennet dismissed; Henry Thomas, same at Dover, loco Charles Mitchell, dismissed.Customs Book XVI. p. 17.
Nov. 21Same. George Scott, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Christopher Burton, deceased.Ibid.
Nov. 28Same. Allan Piper, a landwaiter at Southampton, loco Mathew Price, deceased.Ibid.
Same. John Becke, gent., to be one of the inspectors of Courts and Corporations and riding surveyors of the stamp duties, loco John Calthorpe, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 337.
Dec. 4Commission in the form of letters patent under the royal sign manual, countersigned by the Duke of Newcastle. Corbyn Morris, agent for the islands of Newfoundland and Cape Breton and for the province of Nova Scotia or Acadie, with full power, &c., to aid and protect all merchants and other the King's subjects there, their goods, ships, trade, &c., it having been represented that it would greatly contribute to the advance of the King's subjects in the said places that an agent should be appointed for said islands and province, and the King being very desirous to give all due encouragement to the trade and commerce of the same.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. pp. 270–1.
Dec. 5Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Edward Younge, of Dunford Parva, Wilts, Bath King of Arms of the order of Bath, to be a King of Arms and a principal Herald of the parts of Wales, with the title of Gloucester, loco Grey Longueville: with the annual rent of 40l.Ibid, pp. 313–4.
Treasury warrant. John Faulkener, a weighing porter, London port, loco Thomas Matley, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 18.
Same James Hamilton to be assistant to the Teller of Stamps, loco Thomas Davies, deceased.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 337.
Dec. 9Royal sign manual, countersigned by the Treasury Lords to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a bill to pass the Great Seal. John Roberts, Receiver General of the Post Office (“Receiver General of all and every the rates, duties and revenues granted by an Act of Parliament made and passed in the 9th year of the reign of … Queen Anne”), loco George Stone, deceased.King's Warrant Book XXXVI. p. 241.
Dec. 12Entry of Treasury approval of Anthony Pollett to be deputy to Henry Lord Aylmer in the office of Comptroller of the Mint.
Prefixing:—Said Lord Aylmer's presentation of said Pollett.
Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. pp. 350–1.
Dec. 12Treasury warrants Hercules Nichols, a tidesman and boatman at Penzance, loco Samuel Croggan, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 18.
Dec. 17Treasury commission. John Siddall, surveyor of houses, co. Surrey, loco John Archar, deceased: at 50l. per an. salary.Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 377.
Treasury warrant. John Manby, coastwaiter in London port, loco Charles Jordan, deceased; John Mitchelbourne, deputy Comptroller at Newhaven, loco James Corbridge, deceased.Customs Book XVI. p. 18.
Treasury warrants to the Stamps Commissioners. Peter Cocks to be Distributor of Stamps for the county of Gloucester, and Samuel Worrall, junr., same for the city of Bristol, loco Samuel Worrall, resigned.Warrants not relating to Money XXVII. p. 351.
Dec. 24Treasury letters patent to Anthony Pollett, junior, as King's clerk for the Copper Coinage, loco Charles Smyth, deceased, to enter all receipts and deliveries of copper in bars or scissel with the weight and price, and all new deliveries of copper moneys from the moneyers to the Master and Worker of the Mint: same to see all the assays performed, and the copper moneys and scissel weighed, and one or more pieces out of every parcel of moneys assayed to be kept in a box under his key and the key of the said Master and Worker, to be tried annually in Weight and fineness: and to make yearly a roll upon oath of the weight and price of every parcel of new moneys coined and delivered to the said Master and Worker: and to examine and sign all bills of charge for repairs of buildings and for providing things requisite for setting up the coinage thereby intended: all with the fee of 20s. per ton of moneys coined.Ibid, pp. 352–3.
Treasury warrant. Thomas Higgenson, searcher and surveyor of cards and dice in the Stamp Office.Ibid, p. 337.