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Warrants for Minor Appointments: 1737

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Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers, Volume 3, 1735-1738. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1900.

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1737.
TABLE III.
Letters Patents, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, CommissionS, and Orders relating to Appointments.
1736–7.
Date. Nature of Order or Entry and Substance of Appointment. Reference.
Jan. 1 Treasury commission. Thomas Life, surveyor of houses, Cambridge, loco Thomas Stevens, dismissed. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 11.
Jan. 4 Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. James Baldwin, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Adrian Cooke, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 203.
Treasury warrant for Royal letters patent. John Lowther, searcher of the Customs in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and in all the ports, places, and creeks to the said port belonging, loco William Dawson, deceased. Ibid., p. 204.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. Joseph Tucker, who has acted for many years as clerk to the collector at Rye, to be collector there, loco Samuel Jeake, resigned; John Janis, boatman at Arm river, Plymouth port, loco Alexander Sibbett, superannuated; Ralph Tunstall, waiter and searcher at Blythnook, Seaton Sluice, and Cuttercoats, in Newcastle port, to be waiter and searcher at South Shields, Sunderland port, loco James Cragg, deceased; Charles Green to succeed Tunstall at Blythnook, Seaton Sluice, and Cuttercoats. Ibid. p. 205.
Jan. 11 Same. William Watson, waiter and searcher at Blackwall, London port, loco Henry Pulleine, deceased; William Furman, waiter and searcher at Deal, loco Ephraim Dale, super-annuated; Thomas Quarme, collector, Truro port, loco Zachary Williams, dismissed for frauds and neglects, and the salary of 40l. per an. to be established at 50l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury warrants. William Ogilvie, land surveyor at Dunbar, to be surveyor at Anstruther, loco David Aikenhead, dismissed, at 40l. per an.; John Lyon, land waiter at Borrowstounness, to succeed Ogilvie as land surveyor at Dunbar, at 35l. per an.; Robert Smith to succeed John Lyon as land waiter at Borrowstounness; John Gray, watchman of the salt duties, at Prestonpans, at 15l. per an., loco James Bartleman, deceased; Robert Thomson, land carriage waiter at Glasgow, loco John Ewing, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; James Frazer, tidesman at Aberdeen, loco James Fergason, deceased, at 18l. per an; Thomas Rutherford, tidesman at Borrowstounness, loco Ephraim Wilkinson, deceased, at 20l. per an.; James Herriot, tidesman at Ayr, loco Samuel Robe, deceased, at 15l. per an.; Archibald Stewart, tide surveyor at Cumbraes, at 30l. per an., loco Alexander McDonald, deceased; Alexander Reid, land waiter and searcher at Anstruther, loco Robert Leith, at 25l. per an.; Robert Gordon, same, ibid., loco Robert Bortbwick, dismissed. North Britain Book XII. p. 25.
Jan. 12 Treasury commission. William Henn. surveyor of houses, London, loco Robert Rickaby, deceased. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 11.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. Timothy Okey, a waterman, London port, loco Edward Wilkinson, superannuated. Customs Book XIV. p. 205.
Jan. 13 Treasury warrants to same. William Jackson, a tidesman in the inferior list, Bristol port, preferred, to be a tidesman in the inferior [sic for superior] list, loco John Stedder, superannuated; Cornelius Davis to succeed Jackson, in the inferior list. Ibid.
Jan. 18 Same. William Arthur, tidesman and boatman at Padstow, loco John Free, resigned. Ibid., p. 206.
Jan. 27 Same. Thomas Lyddell, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco William Watson, preferred. Ibid.
Jan. 28 Royal letters patent by the King, dated from Westminster. Dudley Ryder, Esq., Solicitor General, to be Attorney General in all the Courts of Record in England during royal pleasure. King's Warrant Book XXXII. p. 279.
Same by same. John Strange, Esq., one of the King's Counsel learned in the law, to be Solicitor General, loco Dudley Ryder, during royal pleasure. Ibid., p. 280.
Same by same. Sir John Willes, Serjeant-at-Law, to be Chief Justice of the Common Pleas so long as he shall well behave himself in the said office. Ibid.
Jan. 31 Same by writ of Privy Seal. James Hugonin, Serjeant-at-Arms in ordinary to attend on the Royal person, loco Joseph Lawson, deceased, with the wages and fee of 3s. by the day, and also 2s. 6d. by the day for board wages, payable at the Receipt: all during royal pleasure. Ibid., p. 275.
Feb. 4 Treasury warrants to Customs Commissioners. Benjamin Plummer, collector and surveyor, of Piscataway, in New England, in America, loco Anthony Reynolds, who quits; Richard Tucker, messenger in Exeter port, for carrying warrants and other dispatches from thence to Topsham; Joseph Ames, mate of the smack employed in the service of the Customs in Yarmouth port, loco Thomas Harley, superannuated; Thomas Burnell, a boatman at Margate, loco John Morston, deceased. Customs Book XIV. pp. 206–7.
Treasury letters patent. John Sparrowe, searcher of customs in Ipswich port, loco Erasmus Darwin, deceased. Ibid., p. 207.
Treasury commission. Abraham Kennet, surveyor of houses, Sussex, loco Walter Walters. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 11.
Feb. 7 Warrant under the royal sign manual, to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for preparation of a Bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain: William Poole, Receiver General of the rates, duties, and impositions upon stamped vellum, parchment, and paper, with the salary of 500l. for himself and clerks loco Henry Cartwright, deceased. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 276–7.
Feb. 8 Treasury letters patent. Thomas Brian, Agent or Solicitor for the revenue of Customs within the District or Division which is to contain London and all the western ports of England and Wales, including the several ports of Kent and Sussex, loco Richard Wyat, Esq., deceased, with the fee or salary of 300l. per annum. Customs Book XIV. pp. 208–9.
Feb. 8 Treasury letters patent. Thomas. Kinaston, third solicitor in His Majesty's Customs, to carry on prosecutions upon all bonds, all criminal prosecutions, prosecutions in the Crown Office and in Doctors' Commons, and upon Appeals or other business depending before the Council from the Plantations, or from the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and Man, all loco Thomas Brian, preferred, as above: with the salary of 250l. per an. Customs Book XIV. pp. 209–10.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. Robert Armes, tidesman and boatman, Cowes port, loco John Charlton, superannuated; Joseph Barham, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco William Weller, deceased. Ibid., p. 210.
Feb. 11 Same. John Darbyshire, tidesman in the inferior list, London port, preferred to the superior list, loco George Fowkes, deceased; William Draper to succeed Darbyshire in the inferior list, ibid.; William Hayeslope, mate of the Princess Mary sloop, in the service of the Customs, in London port, loco Anthony Palmer, deceased. Ibid.
Feb. 15 Same. Thomas Lockyer, a tidesman in Bridgwater port, loco John Oldfield, deceased. Ibid.
Feb. 24 Same. Samuel Perrott, boatman at Babbicombe, Dartmouth port, loco William Ford, deceased; William Fleming, a riding officer, at Prittlewell, Maldon port, upon trial at 50l. per an. by incidents, and Charles Goate, a tide surveyor, London port, at 60l. per an., to exchange places, the Commissioners of the Customs having in their memorial of the 19th instant informed my Lords that they have made oath that there is no money or other consideration given or to be given; James Halliwell, a tidesman, Liverpool port, loco John Birkenhead, dismissed; William Morris, appointed by the Patent Comptrollers of Chester, to be their Deputy at Holyhead, in Beaumaris port, loco Herle Kennyon, deceased, to be placed on the establishment of the Customs for the allowance of 20l. per an standing thereupon for the Deputy Comptroller at Holyhead; John Reed, a land waiter in the inferior list, London port, preferred to the superior list, loco William Turner, deceased; Thomas Trowbridge to succeed Reed in the inferior list; John Wale to be procured to be appointed deputy to Thomas Yorke, one of the King's waiters in London port, loco Thomas Trowbridge, preferred as above, and then to be sworn into his office as usual. Ibid., pp. 210–1.
Feb. 28 Royal constitution in the form of royal letters patents, countersigned by the Treasury. Edward Tucker, surveyor of the piers, cranes, ways, and quarries in the Isle of Portland, loco Richard Tucker, constituted same on the 22nd December, 1 George II., “which said piers and cranes were erected, and the waies made for the more commodious bringing stone from the quarries for the rebuilding the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, in London.” King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 285–6.
Mar. 3 Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a Bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, granting to Philip Yorke, son and heir-apparent to Philip Lord Hardwicke, a reversion to the place of one of the Tellers in the Exchequer, on the death of any of the present Tellers, viz., George Earl of Macclesfield, Thos. Townshend, Esq., Thomas Lord Onslow, and Sir Charles Turner, Bart. Ibid., pp. 287–8.
Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners. Richard Lloyd, a land waiter in London port, to be land surveyor there, loco John Hippisley, resigned; William Powell to succeed Lloyd as landwaiter. Customs Book XIV. p. 212.
Mar. 4 Treasury warrants. John Tone, tidesman, Newcastle port, loco George Thomas, deceased; Arthur Alnwick, waiter and searcher at Alnmouth, Berwick port, loco James Grieve, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 213.
Mar. 8 Same. William Roberts, a coast waiter, London port, loco Edward Barkley, deceased. Ibid.
Mar. 9 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Philip Yorke, a reversionary grant of the office of one of the Tellers at the Receipt. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 291, 293–5.
Mar. 14 Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners. John Morris, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, to be preferred to the superior list, loco Robert Price, deceased; Collin McLachlan to succeed Morris in the inferior list. Customs Book XIV. p. 214.
Mar. 15 Same. James Flanner, surveyor, to act as land waiter in the port of Wisbech, loco John Syer, deceased. Ibid.
Mar. 16 Same. Henry Blaxton, supervisor of the riding officers in the Western Division of Sussex, in Chichester port, loco Edward Blaxton, his father, resigned; Caleb Brooking, tidesman and boatman, Plymouth port, loco Philip Simons, deceased. Ibid.
Mar. 23 Same. John Sturmy, land waiter in the inferior list, London port, preferred to the superior list, loco William Banks, deceased; John Wale to succeed Sturmy in the inferior list; Bartholomew Elliott, waiter and searcher at Grainthorpe, Hull port, loco David Moore, deceased; Robert Byfield, tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco John Long, deceased; John Banks, a boatman, Hull port, loco Robert Oxnard, superannuated. Ibid., pp. 214, 218.
Same, to the Customs Commissioners, to procure Thomas Stuart to be appointed deputy to Thomas Yorke, King's waiter, London port; with warrant to the collector inwards and the rest of the officers of the said port, to administer the usual oath to him. Ibid., p. 214.
Warrant under the Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a new Commission for Stamps, with Mathew Kenrick and John Bird in the places of John Shorter and William Fisher; the new Commissioners to be Sir Brocas Gardiner, Richard Shelley, William Blair, Mathew Kenrick, and John Bird. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 305–7.
1737. April 5 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Brown, tidesman in the inferior list, London port, and Edward Arnold, weighing porter, ibid., to exchange places; Richard Spinks, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, preferred to the superior, loco Thomas Thacher, superannuated; Richard Hall to succeed Spinks in the inferior list; William Grey, a waterman, London port, loco John Seale, superannuated; Benjamin Hill, a tidesman in the inferior list, London, preferred to the superior list, loco Julius Mathews, superannuated; William Cookes to succeed Hill in the inferior list; Richard Grubb, a boatman at Arm River, Plymouth port, loco Nathaniel Crabb, superannuated; William Heyfield, a tidesman, Liverpool port, loco John Bird, employed elsewhere. Customs Book XIV. pp. 218–2.
April 12 Same. Thomas Neale to be a deputed searcher, London port, loco Brooke Bridges, deceased. Ibid., p. 220.
Treasury warrant for royal letters patent. Charles Cowper Morley, one of the King's waiters in London port, loco Thomas Neale. Ibid.
April 18 Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners. John Finch, tidesman in the inferior list, Bristol port, preferred to the superior list, ibid., loco Thomas Owen, deceased; Daniel [corrected to David] Price to succeed Finch in the inferior list; Eusebius Boswell, tidesman in the inferior list, London port, preferred to the superior list, loco Edmond Sleech, superannuated; George Knight to succeed Boswell in the inferior list; Lancelot Jordan, late surveyor of customs in Lyme port, to be placed on the superannuated list, he having made several seizures and been very much wounded. Customs Book XIV. p. 221.
April 19 Same. Hugh Campbell, collector and searcher at Brunswick, in North Carolina, to keep a boat and two able negro men, loco Andrew Sollirol, deceased, at the established salary of 60l. per an. Ibid.
April 22 Same. Thomas Hilton, tidesman and boatman at Lynn Regis, loco George Knight, preferred; Daniel Davis, same at Llanstephan, loco Richard Williams, lately drowned. Ibid.
April 26 J. Scrope to Customs Commissioners. John Adderley to be instructed at the water-side, London port, in the business of a land waiter. Ibid., p. 222.
Royal letters patents by writ of Privy Seal. Augustus Earl of Berkeley, Constable of the Castle of St. Briavels, in Dean Forest, co. Gloucester, with the office of keeper or the custody of all the deer and woods in said forest, loco James Earl of Berkeley, deceased, with a certain wages or fee of 40l. per an., to be distributed at his discretion among the foresters of said forest, and with all fees, wages, rewards, diets, etc., etc., out of the royal revenues of said forest and the lordship or manor of Newland, as enjoyed by the said late Earl of Berkeley, or any other, King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 348–9.
April 27 Treasury warrants to Customs Commissioners. Thomas Hilliard, a waterman, London port, loco John Seale, superannuated; Jonas Thompson, surveyor, waiter, and searcher at York, in the port of Hull, loco Richard Reynolds, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 222.
Same. Approving Robert Weston as deputy to Charles Cowper Morley, King's waiter in the port of London, and for the administration of the usual oath to him. Ibid.
Same. George Rutherford, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco John Hickson, deceased. Memorandum: This is the same vacancy for which William Brown was nominated, but never appeared. John Jenkins, riding officer at Winchelsea, Rye port, loco Robert Sarjeant deceased; Nathaniel Jones, tidesman and boatman at Dover, loco Joseph Russell, dismissed; John Jeffarie, a weighing porter, to assist as waiter, Exeter port, loco Thomas Vincent, deceased; Robert Wotton to succeed Jeffery as tidesman and boatman there. Ibid., pp. 222–3.
May 2 Same. Nicholas Taylor, a riding officer from Chapel Angather to St. Ives, Padstow port, loco Nicholas Marshall, whose deputation is to be superseded. Ibid., p. 223.
May 3 Treasury commission. Edward Hooker, Receiver General of Southampton county and town of the arrears of land tax and house duties, 1736. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 189.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Johnson, first mate of the Walker sloop, Weymouth port, loco John Mitchell, directed to be placed on the superannuated list; Robert Watson, a boatman at Brancaster, Wells port, loco John Sydal, junior, preferred. Customs Book XIV. p. 223.
May 6 Treasury warrant. Thomas Luscombe, a tidesman at Ilfracomb, loco his father, Thomas Luscomb, deceased; George Bingham, same, ibid., loco Thomas Robins, superannuated. Customs Book XIV. p. 223.
May 10 Same. Thomas Brock, a boatman in Wisbech port, loco John Routter, deceased. Ibid.
May 12 Same. Francis Surdeville, tidesman at Mersea Island, Colchester port, loco Ambrose Corby, resigned. Memorandum: William Jackson was appointed to this place by warrant. dated 1737, May 12. Ibid., p. 224.
May 13 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Henry Adam, Serjeant at Arms in ordinary, to attend on the Royal person, loco Benjamin Hall, deceased, with the wages and fee of 3s. per day, and 2s. 6d. per day for board wages; all during Royal pleasure. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 352–3.
May 17 Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. John Teage, waiter and searcher at Marazion, Penzance port, loco William Cottle, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 223.
May 18 Same. Nicholas Marshall, waiter and searcher at Marazion, Penzance port, loco William Cottle, deceased above named. Ibid.
May 19 Treasury commission. George Collier, an additional surveyor of houses, co. Gloucester. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 190.
May 20 Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. John Nalton, tidesman in the inferior list, London port, to be preferred to the superior list, loco Charles Deyman, deceased; George Ellis to succeed Nalton in the inferior list. Customs Book XIV. p. 224.
Treasury letters patent. Thomas Wyndham, Esq., junior, Keeper of the Gawle above the Wood in Dean Forest, and Keeper of the Gawle under the Wood there, and also one of the riding foresters and aleconner, loco William Jelf, appointed same by Treasury constitution of February 19, 1 George II. Warrants not relating to Money XXV. p. 459.
May 24 Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. John Langston, a boatman, Plymouth port, loco John Petitt, dismissed. Customs Book XIV. p. 224.
June 2 Same. Samuel Harrington, a tidesman in the superior list, Bristol port, to be superannuated; Richard Wheeler, same in the inferior list, ibid., to succeed Harrington in the superior list; John Webb, a tidesman extraordinary there, to succeed Wheeler in the inferior list; Michael Symonds, tidesman and boatman, Poole, loco William Bascom, deceased. Ibid.
June 8 Royal letters patents by the King. Sir William Lee, a Justice of the King's Bench, to be Chief Justice of the said Court. King's Warrant Book XXXII. p. 374.
June 9 Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. Samuel Lee, chief boatman, Chichester port, loco Christopher Virgo, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 224.
Same. Richard Harry, collector of St. Ives, loco John Ciely, deceased. Ibid., p. 225.
June 11 Royal letters patents by the King. Rogers Holland, of Gray's Inn, co. Middlesex, to be Justice of Carnarvon, Merioneth, and Anglesea. King's Warrant Book XXXII. p. 388.
June 13 Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. William Allison, a boatman, Sunderland port, loco Eleazer Richardson, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p 225.
June 15 Same. William Taylor, a preventive officer, London port, loco Daniel Green, preferred; Henry Jelly, who has for some time acted as tide surveyor in Dover port, to be established as such there, loco Stephen Lambe, deceased; Daniel Green, a preventive officer, London port, to be tide surveyor there, loco Joseph Avery, deceased; Francis Denyer, a tidesman, inferior list, London port, loco William Cuite, resigned. Ibid.
June 16 Royal letters patent by the King. Sir William Chapple, one of the Serjeants-at-law, to be a Justice in the King's Bench. King's. Warrant Book XXXII p. 374.
June 17 Royal sign manual to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. For preparation of a new Commission of the Revenue and Excise, Ireland, to pass the Great Seal of Ireland, and to contain Viscount Boyne and William Glanville, locis Giles Earle and Robert Sawyer Herbert; the new Commissioners to be, for Excise—Edward Thompson, Edward Riggs, Henry Boyle, Samuel Gray, and Viscount Boyne; for Revenue—Edward Thompson, Edward Riggs, John Lord Galway, Henry Boyle, Samuel Gray, Viscount Boyne, and William Glanville. Irish Book IX. pp. 108–9.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Lionell Browne, waiter and searcher at Bridport and Chidcock, Lynn port, loco Daniel Gunday, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 226.
Warrant under the Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a Bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, to grant the office of Master and Worker of the Mint to Richard Arundell, Esq., to hold during pleasure, with the yearly pension of 500l. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 364–5.
Same to same, for a Bill to revoke the letters patents of 12 August, 1 George II., whereby the aforesaid Richard Arundel was appointed Surveyor of His Majesty's Works, and in place thereof to appoint Henry Fox to said office, with a salary of 400l. per an., and 2s. per day for himself and 6d. for a clerk, and 4s. per day for diet, boat, and riding charges whilst in actual service. Ibid., pp. 365–6.
Same to same, for a Bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain, to constitute Thomas Ripley Keeper of His Majesty's private roads, gates, and bridges, and Conductor or Guide of His Majesty's person in all his royal progresses, with the yearly fees or allowances of 2s. per day, and 3s. 4d. per day for travelling charges, all in the place of the aforesaid Richard Arundel, appointed by letters patents of May 15, 4 George II. ibid., pp. 366–7.
June 22 Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Butler, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, to be preferred to the superior list, loco Jonathan White, deceased; Joseph Nossiter to succeed Butler in the inferior list; Nathaniel Nelson, a landwaiter, Hull port, loco George Healey, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 226.
June 23 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Thomas Ripley, Keeper of the King's private roads, gates, and bridges, and Conductor or Guide of the Royal person in all the Royal progresses, to conduct the King in all the best and safest ways. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 416–7.
June 28 Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners. William Munns, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, to be superannuated; Arthur Pearson to succeed Munns in the inferior list; Edward Thorne, waiter and searcher at Abbotsbury, Weymouth port, loco William Randall, dismissed; Edward Caston, a boatman in Ipswich port, loco Francis Jennings, resigned. Customs Book XIV. p. 226.
July 5 Same. Ernault Hawkins, Surveyor General of the Southern part of the continent of America, viz., South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Bahama Islands, and Jamaica, loco George Phenney, deceased; Thomas Tomlinson, Deputy Comptroller of Lancaster port, and John Smethurst, waiter and searcher there, to exchange places; Charles Read, collector of customs at Bridlington, in West Jersey, in America, loco his brother, Charles [sic] Read, deceased; Alexander Stewart, surveyor of Wicomico and Munni, in Maryland, loco William Fassit, deceased. Ibid., pp. 228–9.
July 9 Same. Thomas Renwick, tidesman, Newcastle port, loco John Tone, deceased; Thomas Goodall, deputy searcher at Fowey, Plymouth port, loco John Goodall, deceased, to be placed on the establishment for the allowance standing thereon for the said deputy searcher. Ibid., pp. 230, 239.
Treasury warrant. William Lambton, register of warrants for stamping, loco Abraham Fowler, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXV. p. 477.
July 28 Treasury letters patents. Thomas Richardson, one of the King's waiters in the port of Bristol; William Lodge, a weighing porter, London port, loco Shem Roberts, resigned; Henry Silverthorn, a coast waiter, London port, loco Edward Walter, deceased. Customs Book XIV. pp. 229, 230.
Aug. 4 Same. Charlton Hayward, solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury, loco Charles Valance Jones, deceased, with the usual salary of 200l. per an. Warrants not relating to Money XXV, p. 482.
Treasury warrant of approval of William Kent's constitution as deputy to Henry Fox, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Works. Ibid., p. 480.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. James Hitt and George Chislet to be coast waiters, London port, locis Robert Morey and William Cockayne, superannuated. Customs Book XIV. p. 230.
Treasury warrant. Neil McKay, a tidesman at Campbeltown, to be a tidesman at Dundee, loco James Laird, dismissed, at 18l. per an.; John Campbell to succeed McKay at Campbeltown, at 14l. per an.; James Riddell, a tidesman at Inverness, loco John Mitchell, dismissed, at 18l. per an.; Andrew Paul, a tidesman at Dundee, loco Gilbert Smith, deceased; William Smith, collector of customs in Orkney, loco Hugh Baillie, deceased, at 40l. per an.; Roderick Dingwall, tide surveyor at Cromarty, in the precinct of Inverness port, loco Ralph Archbould, dismissed, at 40l. per an.; William Brodie, tidesman at Anstruther, loco Thomas Nairn, resigned, at 20l. per an.; George McKeachran, a boatman at Greenock, loco William Fulton, deceased, at 20l. per an.; John Hunter, collector of customs at Stornoway, in the Lewis, loco John Murray, dismissed, at 40l. per an.; Neill Crawford, a boatman at Greenock, loco Archibald Stewart, preferred, at 20l. per an.; Silvester Lamy, comptroller of customs at Fort William, loco John Comrie, deceased, at 20l. per an.; Robert Low, a watchman of the salt duty in the collection of Borrowstounness, loco David Mitchell, deceased, at 15l. per an.; William Hamilton, same, ibid., loco William Allan, dismissed, at 15l. per an.; Adam Colquhoun, an officer of the salt duty in the collection of Alloa, loco Robert Gordon, preferred, at 25l. per an. North Britain Book XII. p. 98.
Aug. 9 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Thomas Olive, collector of customs, Rochester port, loco John Olive, deceased; Henry Dixon, surveyor of Rochester port, loco Thomas Olive, preferred, as above. Customs Book XIV. p. 227.
Same. Thomas Lowe, a tidesman, Deal port, loco Christopher Fieldson, deceased. Ibid., p. 229.
Treasury letters patents. Robert Newton, searcher of His Majesty's customs in the port of Boston. Ibid., p. 234.
Aug. 15 Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners. Francis Wood, boatman, Hull port, loco Richard Smith, deceased; William Randall, tidesman and boatman, Weymouth port, loco Edward Thorne, preferred; John Parish, boatman, Colchester port, loco Henry Smith, resigned; Joseph Mitford, tidesman, Newcastle port, loco John Tone, deceased; James Roach, tidesman in the inferior list, Bristol port, loco John Watkins, deceased. Ibid., p. 235.
Aug. 18 Treasury warrant. John Nowell, distributor of stamped parchment, paper, &c, within the North Riding of the county of York, loco Bridget Colton, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXV. p. 484.
Aug. 30 Same to the Customs Commissioners. Richard Oswold, comptroller of the warehouse for pepper in the port of London, loco John Purdy, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 238.
Treasury commissions. Richard Reddall, et al., detailed, respectively, Receivers General of Land-tax, 1737, for the county of Berks and the various counties respectively, detailed. Affairs of Taxes IV. pp. 203–6.
Same, to the Receivers detailed of House duties for various counties detailed. Ibid., p. 60.
Sept. 1 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Lewis, officer for preventing illegal trade in Newfoundland. Customs Book XIV. p. 238
Sept. 5 Same. Thomas Forbes, collector at Lewis, in Pennsylvania, loco Henry Brook, deceased. Ibid, p 239.
Sept. 7 Same. Sampson Ivey, a boatman at Blakeney and Cley, to be preferred to be waiter and searcher at Brancaster, Wells port, loco John Lane, deceased; William Wills to succeed Ivey as boatman at Blakeney and Cley; Josiah Cock, land and tide surveyor at Truro, the Commissioners of the Customs having in their memorial of December 16 last, represented the necessity of establishing such an officer there, and to be placed on the establishment at 40l. per an.; Jonathan Crow, boatman at Leigh, Maldon port, loco William Norris. Ibid., pp. 239 240.
Sept. 15 Same. William Beardon, a tidesman and boatman, Exeter port, to be same at Starcross, in Exeter port, loco Richard Thomas, deceased; Gawin Johnston, to be tidesman and boatman at Exeter; Henry Miles, a tidesman in the inferior list, loco John Guthrie, superannuated. Ibid., p. 210.
Sept. 20 Same. Francis Brudfield, a watchman, London port, loco Thomas Mackerell; George Walker, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Robert Smith, deceased. Memorandum: Recommended for services in apprehending George Watson, executed for the murder of a watchman in Bunhill Fields. Ibid., p. 241.
Sept. 23 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Arthur Pearson, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, to be preferred to the superior list, loco Stephen Daw, deceased; Thomas Porteous to succeed Pearson in the inferior list; Lambert Powell, a land carriage man, London port, loco Thomas Whick, deceased; Robert Graves, boatman at Bawdsey Ferry, Ipswich port, loco John Chaplin, who has quitted. Customs Book XIV. p. 241.
Sept. 24 Commission under the Royal sign manual. Algernon, Earl of Hertford, Major-General of the Forces, to be Governor of Minorca, and the town and garrison of Port Mahon, &c. King's Warrant Book XXXII. p. 472.
Sept. 27 Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. Charles Gray, tidesman at Shields, Newcastle port, loco John Wilkinson, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 242.
Sept. 29 Same. Thomas Goddard, a noontender, London port, loco Samuel Butter, deceased. Ibid.
Sept. 30 Same. Thomas Mason, a tidesman and boatman at Stockton, loco Richard Osbaldeston; James Sandyford, commander of the sloop in London port, loco Philip Steers, deceased. Ibid.
Oct. 4 Treasury commission. John Harper, surveyor of houses, Co. Warwick, loco Daniel Gill, deceased; John Bartow, jun., same, Devonshire, loco Thomas Lavington, dismissed. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 11.
Warrant under the Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General, for a Bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for a new Commission of Customs, to contain Richard Chandler, Beaumont Hotham, Richard Somers, and Colin Campbell, locis Sir Charles Peers, Sir James Campbell, Edward Trelawney, and George Drummond; the new Commissioners to be Sir John Stanley, Sir John Evelyn, John Campbel, Brian Fairfax, John Hill, Gwynn Vaughan, George Ross, Wardell George Westby, Sir Robert Corbet, Richard Chandler, Beaumont Hotham, Richard Somers, and Colin Campbell, the Treasury being empowered to appoint the residence of the said Commission in London and Edinburgh respectively. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 443–5.
Same, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a Bill to pass the Great Seal of Great Britain for a fresh Commission of Excise for England, to include William Burton, loco John Whetham, deceased; the new Commissioners being Charles Polhill, John Fowle, Thomas Wylde, James Vernon, Robert Eyre, Humphrey Thayer, Horatio Townshend, Sir Thomas Robinson, and William Burton, with salaries of 800l. per an. each. Ibid., p. 433.
Same to same for same. James Gambiere, Solicitor as well for the defence and prosecution of all causes coming before the Chief Commissioners and Governors of Excise revenues as before the Commissioners for Appeals and Regulating the Duties of Excise, with the salary of 350l. for himself, deputies, and clerks; all loco Richard Chandler, whose letters patent of appointment are hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 434.
J. Scrope to the Commissioners of Salt Duties, with the Treasury's directions to appoint Roger Manwaring cashier for the revenues arising by salt duties, loco James Gambiere, whom His Majesty has appointed Solicitor to the Commissioners for Excise. Letter Book XIX. p. 452.
Oct. 14 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Henry Brooke, Doctor of Laws, to be public professor or reader of the Civil Law in the University of Oxford, vacant by the death of James Bouchier, with the annual pension, fee, or reward of 40l. of lawful money of Great Britain, with all other fees, gifts, commodities, &c., appertaining to the said office. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 494–5.
Oct. 17 Letters patents by the Treasury. Joseph Tudor, secretary to the Commissioners of Customs and Salt Duties, Scotland, loco Beaumont Hotham, who is appointed a Commissioner of Customs. North Britain Book XII. p. 115.
Oct. 18 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. John Bees, deputy comptroller in the port of Llanelly, loco William Price, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 244.
Oct. 20 Same to same in Scotland. James MeCulloch, tidesman at Leith, loco Alexander Robertson, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; William Rule, same at Alloa, loco James Lowdon, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; James Mitchell, same at Port Glasgow, loco Daniel McAulay, deceased, at 20l. per an.; Thomas Fraser, collector of customs at Campbeltown, loco Hugh Montgomery, dismissed, at 30l. per an.; Duncan Campbell, a tidesman at Dunbar, loco James Monson, dismissed, at 20l. per an.; William Nimmo, a salt officer at Alloa, loco John Grant, deceased, at 25l. per an.; Adam Johnson, a tidesman at Dundee, loco Silvester Lamy, preferred, at 18l. per an.; George McKenzie, a surveyor and land waiter at the Lewis, loco Keneth Campbell, dismissed; Alexander Irwin, Edward Hodge, James Simpson, William Alves, William Maxwell, James Liviston, John Campbell, Henry Cunningham, Jonathan Baillie, to be tidesmen at Leith, locis Charles Bannerman, Matthew Crawford, John Wood, James Mackay, Thomas Warrock, James Thorn, Roderick McLellan, William Donaldson, and Duncan Campbell, dismissed for notorious frauds and corruption, at 20l. per an. each. North Britain Book XII. p. 137.
Treasury commission. William Pye, junior, of the town of Falmouth, Receiver General of house duties, co. Cornwall. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 210.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners. Gilbert Whiteside, waiter and searcher and preventive officer, Poulton port, loco Benjamin Casson, superannuated; William Lyon, a boatman at Newcastle, loco Matthew Simpson, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p 244.
Oct. 25 Same to same. Richard Belbin, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, to be preferred to the superior list; John Pay to succeed Belbin in the inferior list; Isaac Pryer, surveyor of customs at Leigh, Maldon port, loco William Foster, preferred; John Fosse, collector of Ilfracombe, loco John Kittow, superannuated; Henry Wilson, waiter and searcher at Lynn Regis, loco Lawrence Turner, deceased. Ibid., pp. 244–5.
Treasury commission. Benjamin Parker, surveyor of houses, Stafford, loco Thomas Palmer, dismissed. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 11.
Treasury warrant. Lewis Hay, now land waiter at Leith, to be surveyor at Prestonpans, loco William Smith, preferred, at 35l. per an.; David Kyle to succeed Hay, at Leith, at 35l. per an.; James Munro to be land waiter and searcher at Inverness, loco George Man, deceased, at 25l. per an. North Britain Book XII. p. 137.
Oct. 28 Same to Customs Commissioners, England. William Richards (a tidesman and boatman at Falmouth), William Arthur (a tidesman at Padstow), John Couch, and John Clode to be four additional tidesmen directed by warrant of this date to be established at Truro; Richard Martin to succeed William Richards as tidesman and boatman at Falmouth; Samuel Croggan to succeed William Arthur as tidesman at Padstow; James Brisco, collector of customs, Beaumaris port, loco Joseph Hodgson, dismissed. Customs Book XIV. p. 245.
Nov. 23 Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners, England. Cornelius Woodell, boatman, Bridlington port, loco Richard Pearson, superannuated, and to be placed on the Customs establishment, at 20l. per an., instead of the like sum paid to Pearson by way of incidents; Francis Palmer, deputy at Penryn to the Patent Searcher of Plymouth, loco Hallamore Carter, deceased, to be placed on the Customs establishment at 10l. a year, the Crown's allowance for keeping a horse to guard the coast to the Lizard; Anthony Pritchard, deputy at Bideford to the Patent Comptroller of Exeter, loco William Morgan, deceased, to be placed on the Customs establishment for the Crown's allowance of 20l. per an. to that deputy. Customs Book XIV. p. 250.
Dec. 1 Same. James Wild, a distributor of stamped paper and parchment in the county of Herefordshire, loco Theophilus Lane, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXV. p. 498.
Treasury commission. James Maiden, surveyor houses, Essex, loco Edward Berry, deceased. Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 11.
Treasury warrant to Customs Commissioners, England. Samuel Warden, a tidesman and boatman, Plymouth port, loco William Foulks, deceased; Samuel Mott, coast waiter, London port, loco James Sparkes, dismissed; John Etheridge, a tidesman in the inferior list, to be preferred to the superior list, London port; Nicholas Durant, junior, succeed Etheridge in the inferior list; John Pearce, tidesman and boatman at Falmouth, loco William Pardew, deceased; Daniel Fleming, waiter and searcher, Whitehaven, to be surveyor there, loco Michael Simpson, deceased; John Ponsonby, to be waiter and searcher, ibid. Customs Book XIV. p. 245.
Dec. 6 J. Scrope to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland. To appoint William Bowles their agent [in London] for taking care of the business of said Court, loco Joseph Tudor, preferred to be Secretary to the Commissioners of Customs in Scotland. North Britain Book XII. p. 144
Same to the Customs Commissioners and Commissioners of Excise, respectively, in Scotland. To appoint said William Bowles their agent [in London] for taking care of the business relating to the several revenues under their control, loco the abovesaid Joseph Tudor. Ibid. p. 145.
Dec. 8 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, England. Henry Williams, a tidesman and boatman, Swansea port, loco Matthew Hall, superannuated; Lewis Howell, waiter and searcher at Oxwich and Penarth, in said port; Caleb Horner, surveyor of the land carriage officers in London port, loco Sampson St. Hill, deceased; Christopher Baker, land carriage man, ibid., loco Caleb Horner, preferred; Andrew Jeffery, a land waiter, Exeter port, loco Charles Burnell, deceased; John Gibbon, riding officer at the Decoy House, Rye port, loco Thomas Scriven; William Richardson, a weighing porter, London port, loco Samuel Mott, preferred; John Woolley to be Register of Ships in the tide surveyor's office, loco Richard Walker, deceased; Christopher Burgesse, waiter and searcher at Heacham, Lynn port, to be riding surveyor from Wells to Lynn, loco Robert Cobb, superannuated. Customs Book XIV. pp. 249–50.
Treasury letters patent. Richard Lee, brother by the half blood to Charles Lee (who pursued the inquisition concerning the escheat of James Lee's estate, who died seized of a fee of a moiety of a brick messuage in Fleet Street, London, of the value of 18l., without heir and intestate), to be receiver of the premises to the benefit of the Crown. Prefixing: Petition to the Treasury from James [sic for Richard] Lee. Warrants not relating to Money XXV. pp. 494–5.
Dec. 8 Treasury warrant. Edward Treby, of Plymouth, cider merchant, to be distributor of stamped parchment and paper at Plymouth, loco William Brooking, deceased. Warrants not relating to Money XXV. p. 495.
Dec. 13 Royal sign manual for a letter to pass the Privy Seal of Scotland. Duncan Fraser to be chamberlain and collector of the rents, revenues, teinds, tack duties, &c., formerly belonging to the late Bishop of Ross, within the Bishopric of Ross, and of all profits and emoluments belonging to any beneficed person within the Diocese of the said Bishopric of Ross for the crops and year 1737. North Britain Book XII. pp. 143–4.
Dec. 15 Royal letters patents by writ of Privy Seal. Wentworth Odiarne, a Serjeant-at-Arms in ordinary to attend on the Royal person when there is no Parliament, and at the time of every Parliament to attend upon the Speaker of the House of Commons, loco Thomas Spence, Esq., deceased; with the wages and fee of 3s. by the day, and 2s. 6d. by the day for board wages, and all other fees, profits, &c., to said office belonging. King's Warrant Book XXXII. p. 478.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, England. Henry Gilbert, a watchman, London port, loco Maurice Stevens, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 250.
Dec. 16 Royal letters patent by writ of Privy Seal. Thomas Browne, one of the Pursuivants at Arms with the name commonly called Blewmantle, with one annuity or yearly rent of 20l. of lawful money of Great Britain, to hold during good behaviour, with all other commodities, profits, and liberties, &c.,of said office; all loco James Green, lately deceased. King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 491–2.
Dec. 20 Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, England. Ronald Campbell, a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco George Rowell, deceased. Customs Book XIV. p. 252.
Dec. 29 Same to same. Joseph Scoble, a boatman at Yealm river, Plymouth port, loco John Coumbe, superannuated; John Latham, tide surveyor, Liverpool port, loco Samuel Berry, deceased; Thomas Smith, a riding officer at Bexhill, Rye port, loco William Sansum, deceased; Edward Skeat, a boatman, Portsmouth port, to be land waiter there, loco Stanley Pugh, deceased: William Rous to succeed Skeat as boatman there; John Meelbaum, deputy to John Goodchyild, King's waiter, London port. Ibid., p. 253.