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Treasury Warrants: April 1718, 21-30

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 32, 1718. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1962.

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April 1718, 21–30

April 21. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Benson, Esq., of the office of Surveyor of the Works within the Tower of London and in all and singular our honours, castles, lordships and manors which we usually reserve for our repair or abode: to be held by him until he shall be in possession of one of the offices of Auditor of the Imprests or until he shall accept of some other office or place from us: in either of which cases our said intended grant is to determine and be void: with all profits &c. thereto as amply as Inigo Jones or John Denham or any other enjoyed or as Sir Christopher Wren now enjoys same: “and you are to insert a clause to revoke and determine our grant of the said office of Surveyor to the said Sir Christopher Wren.” King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 123.
Money order for 200l. to Henry Portman, Esq., Keeper of his Majesty's park called Hyde Park: without account: for the charges and expenses of watering the Ring and the way leading thereto in the year 1717: being the allowance yearly made for that service. Order Book X, p. 88.
Same for 100l. to same for 1717 June 24 quarter for the wages and salaries of the underkeepers of the said park and to a person attending at the gate and for hay and beans for the deer there. (Letter of direction dated April 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 97. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 89.
Same for 15l. to Robert Stephens, Messenger appointed to attend the Printing Press: viz. 12l. 10s. 0d. for 1717 June 24 quarter on his 50l. per an. salary and 2l. 10s. 0d. for his charges and expenses therein in lieu of allowances by bills. Order Book X, p. 98.
April 22. Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to Francis Negus: as imprest towards defraying the extraordinary expenses of the Stables. (Money warrant dated April 24 hereon.) (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 125. Order Book X, p. 103. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
Treasury warrant to Anthony Cracherode [Solicitor to the Treasury] to pay 16l. as follows out of moneys issued to you for Crown Law harges: viz.
£
James Lindsey 2
Edward Shaftoe 2
Crain Liddell 2
Eneas Cameron 10
Money Book XXVI, p. 320.
April 22. Confirmation of the money order of 1717 July 26 for 10l. to the underkeepers of Cranburne Chase, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 467. Order Book IX, p. 428.
C. Stanhope to the Customs Commissioners. Send my Lords an account what bonds are standing out for Duties on goods imported in the reign of the late King William: and how much thereof may probably be recovered. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 294.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Math. Tretane, late [a] tidesurveyor in London port, but lately removed; praying reinstatement “if upon examination he appears to be innocent of any charge imputed to him.” Reference Book IX, p. 389.
[?] Same to Mr. Cracherode [Treasury Solicitor] of the petition of Henry Blencow, late High Sheriff of Co. Cumberland, praying to be reimbursed 40l. and 50l. expended by him in summoning Grand Jurymen and Petty Jurymen to try the rebels at Carlisle and likewise for a recompense for loss of his business during that time. Ibid.
April 22. Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated April 18 from the Duke of Newcastle, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to James Brudnall, Master of the Jewel Office, to deliver to the Honble. Mr. Wentworth 80 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from his Majesty at the said christening of Wentworth's child: to an estimate of 40l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 64.
April 23. Treasury warrant to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to take in at the Receipt loans on Malt anno 1717 to a total of 45,000l. at 4 per cent. per an. payable quarterly: according to the Act of 3 Geo. I., c. 4, for continuing the Duties on Malt &c. Money Book XXVI, p. 255.
Letter of direction for 750l. to John, Duke of Roxburgh, a Secretary of State: for Secret Service [as in part of the warrant of April 24, supra, p. 272, for 3,000l. to same for same]. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
H. Kelsall to the Auditor of the Receipt. Send my Lords a certificate what sum was remaining unsatisfied on the Malt Duty Register anno 1716 when money was reserved in the Exchequer for paying the same. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 294.
C. Stanhope to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army enclosing an account [missing] laid before the Treasury Lords by Mr. Coleby containing the charge which the Transport Office hath been at for provisions supplied to the Forces from 1702 to 1714 on their various embarcations. Please send my Lords an account how much of the said expense has been made good to the publick either by actual deductions from the Regiments, Troops or Companies who had the benefit of the said provisions and the paying such deductions over to the Treasurer for Transports, or by charging the same to the respective accounts of the said Regiments, Troops and Companies. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 294.
April 23. C. Stanhope to the Board of Works returning their report concerning the charge of repairing the several Guard Houses. Please let my Lords know what repairs are immediately necessary to be done and the expense thereof, “for their Lordships can by no means advise so great an expense to the publique as 2,200l. for the repairs of the same.” Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army enclosing the memorial [missing] of Col. Phillips, Commander of the Regiment formed of eight Independent Companies in Newfoundland and at Annapolis in Nova Scotia, representing his Officers' complaints as to the insufficiency of the provisions supplied to those garrisons by the Victualling Commissioners here, and proposing the furnishing a greater allowance at a less expense. Please hear the undertakers on their proposal and report to my Lords your opinion thereon. Ibid., p. 295.
Same to the Board of Works to estimate for repairs as follows.
Prefixing: letter from Francis Negus [for the Master of the Horse] to the Treasury Lords dated Kensington April 21. “The enclosure in Hyde Park which is before Kensington Gardens being very much out of repair and part of the wall fallen down I am commanded by his Majesty to acquaint your Lordships of it and to desire your directions” for it to be viewed and repaired. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 62.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland of the petition of Sir Peter Halket shewing that his family have always had the liberty of transporting coal Customs free by grants from the Crown ratified by Acts of the Scots Parliament: yet the Customs Commissioners in North Britain have stopt the exportation of the said coal and oblige him to grant bonds to his great prejudice and loss: therefore praying that said bonds may be cancelled and that he may for the future enjoy the said trade Customs free. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 292.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of James Halliburton and others the heretors of the parish of Kettins in the shire of Angus, shewing that the church of that parish was vacant the latter half of the year 1716 and the greatest part of 1717, during which time the minister's stipend amounted to about 60l. sterling, which is at his Majesty's disposal; that the said heretors have been at considerable expense in procuring a minister from another parish to that church and in several repairs and buildings about the same: therefore pray that the said vacant stipend may be uplifted and applied towards defraying the said charges. Ibid.
April 23. Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, of a memorial, unsigned, for making more effectual the Duty arising from tobacco imported into Scotland: as follows:
It is premised that there being no Act or Acts of Parliament confining the discharge of tobacco to any particular ports where the Customs Commissioners could settle officers of experience and sufficiency in that business, and there being a great number of small ports at all which it cannot be supposed that the said Commissioners have such officers, “nor will the produce of the ports afford their allowing such salaries as are equal to them. At these small ports where the raw and unexperienced officers are, the merchants have of late got the way, and find the sweet, of discharging their vessels to the certain and manifest prejudice of the revenue as well as unequality of trade.” For remedy thereof, and until an Act of Parliament is made restricting the import of tobacco to proper and convenient ports, it is proposed that for the western ports of Scotland, where the great importation of tobacco is, one of the most capable and experienced officers be appointed Inspector General of such importation, acquainted with and zealous to prevent the artificers of the merchants; which [appointment] will effectually discourage the project of imposing upon the officers at the by-ports and will return the discharge of tobacco in a great measure to the usual ports where the officers are bred to the knowledge of them. “To satisfy your Lordships of the truth and justice of what is contained in this memorial, such is the situation of the trade of that countrey that the merchants importers living at Glasgow, who go into those little by-ports, are obliged after payment of Duties to run a second risque of their goods before they can bring them to their cellars, which from the proper ports they have no occasion to do nor would they for certain but out of a by-view.” Ibid., pp. 292–3.
C. Stanhope to Mr. Douglas. The Commissioners for Forfeitures have acquainted my Lords that there is a sum of money in your hands arisen from the Forfeitures in Scotland. My Lords direct you to certify how much you have received on account of the said Forfeitures and what remains in your hands thereof. Ibid., p. 293.
April 24. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Walter Chetwynd to establish and pay an annual pension of 30l. to Eneas Cameron: during pleasure as from 1717 June 24: and to pay three quarters hereon to Lady day last. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 127.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1.000,000l. to Richard Hampden, Esq., Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated May 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 30.) (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 127. Money Book XXVI, p. 336. Order Book X, p. 110.
Same to same for a same for 99,327l. 12s. 11d. to Harry Mordaunt, Esq., Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance: as imprest for land and sea services of the Office of Ordnance. (Money warrant dated May 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 30.) (Money order dated May 8 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 128. Money Book XXVI, p. 336. Order Book X, p. 106.
April 24. Money warrant for 607l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: without account: to satisfy so much due on the allowances to the Clerk of the Cheque, Harbinger and Gentlemen of the said Band on the allowances for those thereof who did attend his Majesty in their posts on Sundays and days of solemnity at Hampton Court in the year 1717 according to the lists thereof signed by the Clerk of the Cheque and the certificates of the Lord Chamberlain of the Household: and in pursuance of the privy seal of 1714 Nov. 11, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 141. (Money order dated May 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 329. Order Book X, p. 107. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 96.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple. Mr. William Taverner has petitioned for allowances for his service and expense in surveying that part of Newfoundland which was delivered up by the French pursuant to the Treaty of Peace. Please move the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to certify my Lords what services he performed “and whether they have any objections against him.” Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 295.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the officers of the Exchequer to attend in their respective offices until three a'clock in the afternoon. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. The Navy Treasurer has laid before my Lords your letter informing that the Admiralty Lords direct you to procure a credit to enable your Agent to buy provisions at Copenhagen for the service of the Fleet going to the Baltic “which you compute will amount to 8,000l.” My Lords will direct tallies to that amount to be deposited in your hands for that service. Ibid., p. 296.
Treasury reference to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and Edward Young, Surveyor General of Woods, of the petition of the Earl of Westmorland shewing that he has several woods lying within Rockingham Forest in the bailiwick of Cliffe, Co. Northants, which belong to him from his ancestors in fee under several grants from the Crown, with a reservation only of the Bite or Herbage within the said woods for the use of the [King's] deer: that he hath also other woods belonging formerly to the said forest by like grants that are exempted of this privilege of Herbage and [are] declared free: that by subsequent grants the waste ground around most of the said woods in said bailiwick have been severed from said forest and converted to tillage, so that what now remains forest are a few cramped up woods or coppices from whence the few deer that are there [so] trespass upon the corn fields that 'tis with difficulty they are preserved: that there is annually five brace of bucks sent from thence to the King's Larder: that frequent applications have been made for allowance to pay keepers, to provide hay, to repair lodges and fences &c., but without success, though of right it belongs to this as well as other forests and for want thereof it has been a great burden upon petitioner and his family to preserve the forest from being destroyed: therefore prays a grant of the said deer and that the forest may be declared free as all other free hays are which have been formerly forest, and [for it] to be discharged from the privilege reserved, “or that his Majesty would please to grant an order for the annual payment of the expense of keeping up this part of the forest and to reimburse the said Earl the money he hath expended in this service.” Reference Book IX, p. 391.
April 24. William Lowndes to Mr. Boughton enclosing a copy [missing] of a representation from the Customs Commissioners in Scotland relating to yourself. Send my Lords an answer thereto in writing without delay. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 293.
April 25. [sic for 23]. Royal sign manual for 300l. to Henry Smith as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated April 24 hereon.) (Money order dated April 28 hereon. This money order correctly quotes the royal sign manual as dated April 23.) (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 125. Order Book X, p. 103. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
April 25. Same for 801l. 18s. 10d. to [William] Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the order of the Garter: without account: viz. as follows:
£ s. d.
to defray the fees claimed by the Dean and Chapter of Windsor and other our officers and servants on the installations of our royal grandson Prince Frederick, and our royal brother the Duke of York as Knights of the Garter 695 10 10
to be given by the said Bishop as gratuities to several officers as usual on the like occasions 79 12 0
for [Exchequer] fees and charges on receiving the above sums 26 16 0
£801 18 10
(Money warrant dated April 28 hereon.) (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 29 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 129. Order Book X, p. 98. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Major General Davenport and Brigadier General Waring relating to some necessaries to be sent to their Regiments in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 296.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. My Lords have considered your report of the 5th inst. on the petition of John Callender, formerly a Surveyor of House Duties in Co. Stafford. You represent that there was no other reason for his discharge but a representation from the Members of Parliament for that county which they have since retracted as grounded on a wrong information. You are to present him for the first vacancy in the said Duties. Ibid.
April 25. William Lowndes to Mr. Cracherode to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Evans. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 296.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Moller shewing that the Nathaniel yacht and cargo is seized in the Hope by Mr. Bowen, Surveyor of Leigh, in her way from Middelburg in Zeeland to Ostend, she having come in for provisions, having been long at sea: therefore praying discharge of the seizure. Reference Book IX, p. 390.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland. My Lords have read your report about the frauds committed at Inverness. They approve of your displacing all such officers as you have found any way guilty. They direct you to return the names of those magistrates who refused their assistance in apprehending or securing the persons concerned in the frauds. They direct you to take care that the several merchants by you nominated to be principally concerned in the said frauds be prosecuted for the same with the utmost vigour, “but then as it appears that Alexander Mackintosh, one of the said merchants, proposes a restitution my Lords leave it to you to act with him as you in your discretions shall think fit.” You are to prosecute with effect the fidelity bonds given by the officers concerned in these frauds. Upon the whole I am to acquaint you that my Lords commend your diligence and care in pursuing the further discovery of those frauds and they shall be ready to assist you to prevent the like abuses for the future. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 294.
April 26. C. Stanhope to the Auditors of Imprests to attend my Lords on Tuesday next with a state of Mr. Eversfeild's accounts as late Treasurer of the Ordnance. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 297.
April 28. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a lease to pass the Exchequer seal to Charles, Earl of Carlisle, of premises as follows for 31 years from 1716 July 17 at 40l. per an. rent: without fine.
Prefixing: Constat made out by Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the late dissolved monastery or priory of Lanercost Co. Cumberland, the lands and scite thereof, water mill, park of five acres, the close called Windhyll Banks of four acres, the close called Kedholme of five acres, the close called Pisshe Flatt of eight acres, the close railed Berthe Flatt of nine acres, the close called Barkhouse Flatt of 10 acres; and 50 acres of meadow and 11 acres of arable land in Lanercost and the pasture and common of pasture called Banksfield in Lanercost and the messuage and tenement called the Stonehouse and the ditto called Sevie Neese near Burne Typott Moore in said parish and 26 acres of meadow and common of pasture in the said moors; except the parish church of Lanercost and the presentation to the same and the Utter Yate house and stable and yard thereto belonging for a dwelling house for the curate or vicar: all which premises were demised by letters patent of Hy. VIII. dated 22 Nov., 34 Hy. VIII., to Thomas Dacre and his heirs male for ever in capite by the service of the twentieth part of a knight's fee, the last heir male, viz. James Dacre, having no heir male whereby the premises are reverted to the Crown.
(2) ratal of said constat.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, pp. 84–7.
April 28. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to remit 2,061l. to John How to satisfy the like sum paid by him here in England for subsistence of Major General Evans's Regiment of Dragoons whilst they were on the Establishment of Ireland: the warrant signed by the late Queen Anne to this effect having been lost or mislaid, a copy thereof is hereby enclosed [missing] and is hereby made authentic and sufficient as if the original had not been lost. Memorandum: the warrant and confirmation are entered in the Irish Book, No. 6 (Vol. IX), p. 581, see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 391, under date 1714 July 26. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 169.
April 29. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the great seal of 4 Jan. 1716–17 which granted to James Dixon, gent., during pleasure the office of Collector or Receiver of our Duties, Dues and Revenues whatsoever within our Province of New York in America and all its dependencies in place of Thomas Byerley: and in lieu thereof now to grant the said office to the said Thomas Byerley: with the salary, as before, of 200l. per an. out of the revenues of New York or in default thereof out of any other our treasure or revenue. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 130.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for James, Earl of Bute to have and receive the yearly sum or allowance of 800l. (which by privy seal of 31 Dec. 1714 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 211] was appointed to be paid to him during pleasure), to wit from the time of his being last paid the same to 1717 November 9 inclusive and no longer.
and that the said yearly sum be. paid as from the said 9th November 1717 to Charles, Earl of Lauderdale, during pleasure. (Privy seal dated May 10 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 131–2.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to John Williams, gent., as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 1 hereon.) (Money order dated May 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) Ibid., p. 133. Order Book X, p. 106. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 96.
Same for 200l. to Thomas Chauncey, gent., as same. (Money warrant dated May 1 hereon.) (Money order dated May 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 133. Order Book X, p. 104. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 96.
Same for 200l. to Evert Jolivet, gent., as same. (Money warrant dated May 1 hereon.) (Money order dated May 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 133. Order Book X, p. 105. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 96.
Money warrant for 400l. 8s.d. to Joseph Addison, Esq., as late a Principal Secretary of State: to wit for 79 days in 1718 Lady day quarter (1717 Dec. 25 to March 14 following, on which day he delivered up the seals) on the allowance of 1,850l. per an. (Money warrant dated April 30 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 330. Order Book X, p. 105. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 96.
April 29. Money warrant for 91l. 4s. 8d. to Joseph Addison, Esq., as late a Principal Secretary of State: to wit for 330 days (1717 April 15 to 1717–18 March 14) on his patent fee or salary of 100l. per an. as a Secretary of State. (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 330. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 96.
Same for 800l. to John, Earl of Stair, for two bills of extraordinaries 1717 Sept. 19 to 1717–18 March 19 as follows as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Most Christian King.
Appending: said bills:
(1) 19 Sept. to 19 Dec. 1717: bill dated from Paris 4 Jan. 717–18 as allowed by Secretary J. Craggs, Whitehall, April 18.
£
postage of letters as well from England as foreign parts 209
paper, pens and ink and other stationery wares 99
given in gratuities to the [English] King's messengers and others his Majesty's subjects passing this way 20
£400
(2) to 19 March 1717–18 dated Paris 6 April 1718 and allowed, ut supra.
postage of letters as well from England as foreign parts 212
paper, pens and ink and other stationery wares 98
for newspapers and intelligences 70
given in gratuities to the [English] King's messengers and others his Majesty's subjects passing this way 20
400
(Money order dated May 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 2 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 331. Order Book X, p. 108. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 96.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pells to innovate a lost order dated 31 Aug. 1710 in the name of Harry Mordaunt [as Paymaster of the Ordnance], No. 828, for 100l. per an. on the Duty on candles: the said order being vested in Simon Audovin: and thereupon for payment of interest thereon. Order Book X, p. 100. Money order for 52l. 10s. 0d. to James, Earl of Berkeley, Constable of Dean Forest: to be paid over to the Conservator or Supervisor of said forest and to the six keepers thereof for 1717 June 24 quarter on his allowance of 100l. per an. and their allowance, detailed, of 110l. per an. for preserving young trees repairing enclosures &c. Ibid., p. 103. William Lowndes to Mr. Carkesse to report to-morrow morning on the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning the Duty demanded for the necessaries delivered out of the Great Wardrobe to Mr. Stanyan as Ambassador to Turkey. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 297.
April 29. Same to the Board of Greencloth. Send my Lords an account with all speed of what is due on account of the expense of his Majesty's Household in the Office of the Cofferer at Lady day past. The like letter to
the Paymaster of his Majesty's Bounties, the Duke of Montague [as Master of the Great Wardrobe]. Francis Negus [for the Master of the Horse]. the Treasurer of the Chamber, the Master of the Robes, the Auditor of the Receipt, the Board of Works. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Timothy Motteux to export a small parcel of annato sent him from Ireland through the inadvertency of his correspondent there: being a prohibited article.
Prefixing: report from said Commissioners on said Motteux' petition. Out Letters (Customs)XVII, p. 96.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Earl of Holderness praying a lease of a piece of ground within Whitehall Palace “to erect him a lodging.” Reference Book IX, p. 390.
Treasury constitution of Edward Green as a stamper in the Stamp Office loco William Troutbeck, whose deputation is to be superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 88.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Col. Henry Munro shewing that the King by warrant directed the Duke of Grafton and the Earl of Galway, then Lords Justices of Ireland, to place him on the Half Pay Establishment from 1715 Xmas, but as yet he hath not had any benefit thereof: therefore praying that the said warrant may be renewed. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 168.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to give warrant to the Customs Cashier, Scotland, and Excise Commissioners, Scotland, to pay 1,000l. out of the revenues in their hands to John, Earl of Rothes, for his charges and expenses as Royal Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church to be held in Scotland this summer. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 295.
Treasury allowance of the 1718 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Customs officers, detailed, in Scotland: total 3,743l. 7s. 6d. Ibid., pp. 296–307.
Royal warrant for a charter under the great seal in Scotland to grant to Andrew McCredie, merchant and provost of Stranraer, and to Hellen Torbrane, his spouse, and the longer liver of them, and to Andrew McCredie their son in fee all the lands and Barony of Kilhilt upon the resignation of Sir Robert Adair of Kilhilt and Belemenoch with a change of holding of the said Barony from Waird to taxtward for payment of the Taxtwaird Duties for Non-entrie, Relief and Marriage when the same shall fall out. Ibid, pp. 310–16.
April 29. Royal warrant for a charter under the great seal in Scotland to grant to David French of Frenchland, writer in Edinburgh, all the lands of Wester Baglillie, Caldham and Baidland in the Barony of Glasmouth, parish of Kinghorn and sheriffdom of Fife, formerly holden of your Majesty Ward and now to be holden Taxtward. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 319–23.
Same for a same to grant to James Ranken, eldest lawful son to James Ranken of Coldoun, and his heirs male, and failing him to the second son, Robert Ranken, and heirs male, and failing him to the third son, David Ranken, and heirs male, and failing him to the next of kin of the said James Ranken, of all the lands of Coldoun, Cavelstown and Burnthill with the manor place and dwelling house lately built on the said lands of Coldoun within the Barony of Sauchy and sheriffdom of Kinross, upon the resignation of the said James Ranken of Coldoun, with a de novo damus with all your Majesty's right thereto: to be holden in fie and heritage for service of Ward and Relief and change of the holding from Simple to Taxtward, for payment of the Taxtward Duties. Ibid., pp. 323–27.
April 30. Royal letter dated Kensington to the Governor of the Bermuda Islands acquainting him with the succession of Horatio Walpole, Esq., to the office of Surveyor and Auditor General of all his Majesty's Revenues arising in America: he having a grant thereof dated 15 Oct. 1715 in reversion of William Blathwayt and the said Blathwayt having died on the 26 August last. Walpole is hereby to be given all assistance therein and his directions are to be punctually and readily pursued and accounts of the revenue are to be transmitted to him from time to time and by all opportunities. King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 134–5.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 12l. per an. to William Sloan and Charles Westfaling for their office or place of one of the five undersearchers of London port. Money Book XXVI, p. 332.
Dormant money warrant for 1,500l. per an. to Nicholas Lechmere as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: as from 1717 Xmas: as by the royal letters patent of March 15 last. Ibid., p. 333.
Same for 40l. per an. to Alexander Denton, Esq., on the wages or fee of 40l. per an. as one of the King's Counsel at law as by the royal patent of 5 Jan. 1 Geo. I., constituting him as such. Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Beake, gent., to be distributed amongst the under clerks of the Privy Council for their ordinary expenses and attendance on Councils and Committees and for their labour and pains in writing letters and orders to the Lords Lieutenants, Custodes Rotulorum, Justices of Peace, Sheriffs and to the Offices of the Treasury, Admiralty, Ordnance, Navy &c. for one year ended 1717 Dec. 25. (Money order dated May 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 334. Order Book X, p. 107. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 101.
William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn enclosing Auditor Godolphin's report [missing] concerning moneys paid for recruiting Marines out of
the tax receipts of Mr. Whittingham, formerly Receiver of Land Tax for part of Lincoln, which moneys have not been reimbursed. Please inform my Lords whether the Regiments concerned have been charged therewith and what sums have been issued to you to reimburse such Land Tax Receivers. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 298.
April 30. Same to the Earl of Lincoln enclosing a translation [missing] of the Treaty made between the King and the Duke of Wolfenbuttel for four Battalions of his Troops. Please lay before my Lords a state of the whole expense incurred thereby and what has been paid towards satisfying the same. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Governor of Bermuda Islands. By the death of William Blathwayt, late Surveyor and Auditor General of all his Majesty's Revenues arising in America, the said office is devolved to Horatio Walpole, Esq., by the patent of 15 Oct. 1715. We recommend him to your particular care and furtherance and effectual assistance. And we think it necessary that you do immediately give order for transmitting particular accounts of all such rents, revenues, prizes, fines, escheats, forfeitures, seizures, Duties and profits whatsoever from time to time accruing to his Majesty and duplicates thereof by the next conveyance, together with all Laws and Public Acts concerning the revenue as by the King's letter hereinclosed [see p. 332]. We also enclose a copy [missing] of the said [Auditor's] letters patent to be entered with his Majesty's [said] letter among the public Records of your Government. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 83.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. You have not as yet replied to the letter of June 19 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, pp. 337–8, concerning the state of the quit rents granted to the late Countess of Dorchester. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 168.