Volume 242: Miscellaneous, 1722

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Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 6, 1720-1728. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1889.

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Miscellaneous, 1722

Documents for which a brief description suffices.
Date. Description of Document. From To Purport.
5 Jan. 1.
Report -
Board of General Officers. The Lord Lieut. of Ireland. On petition of Ensign George Scot who had not attended an examination, and lost his half pay as a reduced ensign. 2 pages.
8 Jan. 2.
Account -
Of bills of lading, vouchers, &c., for provisions for Annapolis Royal and Placentia. 1 page.
[? About 26 Jan.] 3.
Account -
Of warrants of Her late Majesty to several persons for whom no money was ordered before the demise of Her Majesty. 1½ pages.
5 Feb. 4.
Certificate -
His Majesty's Jewel Office. Of 1,066 ounces of gilt plate delivered out to His Excellency, Sir Robert Sutton, Ambassador Extraordinary to France. 1 page.
[? About 12 Feb.] 5.
Memorial -
Mrs. Anne Hyde - The Lords of the Treasury. For a bill for chocolate due from the late Queen Anne.
Minuted:—“12th Feb. 1721–22. My Lords are come to a resolution already to see what the Queen's tyn will amount to, and then will pay all her mats. servts. in proportion as far as her effects will reach.” 1 page.
13 Feb. 6.
Comrs. of Excise, Scotland. Do. - - As to allowance of the price of stationery wares.
Also copy of the representation, and of the petition. The last has a minute on it of 25 May 1722, agreeing to the report (or representation). 7 pages.
14 Feb. 7.
Report -
Postmaster's General Do. - - The case of Mr. John Luddington, late postmaster at Canterbury, who was indebted to the office, 828l. 16s. 11d.pages.
16 Feb. 8.
Mos Beranger ? Tin in Holland under his management. 1 page.
16 Feb. 9.
Petition -
“Nath. Rich” - Lords of the Treasury. For 20l. above the 40l. “the usual pension.” [Nothing to show for what service.]
Minuted:—“My Lords will make no further allowance.” 1 page.
22 Feb. 10.
Letter -
Thomas Madockes and John Monteage. Do. - - As to entering “tallies of Pro” in the Bank books. 1 page
23 Feb. 11.
Memorial -
A. Cracherode - Do. - - For 500l. on account for conducting causes for his Majesty. 1 page.
28 Feb. 12.
Letter -
Lord Townshend - Do. - - Mr. Kenworthy to be reimbursed 126l. 9s. 3d.
[? About 5 Mar 13.
Memorial -
Thomas Louther - Do. - - For a warrant to be signed for some fees for secret service, and for money advanced.
Minuted:—“5th March 1721. My Lords have signd the warrt.” 1 page.
8 March 14.
Do. -
J. Hancock - - Do. - - For 200l. to be issued for supplying mourning to twenty officers, to whom it was customary to give the same when the Court went into mourning.
Minuted:—“9th March 1721–22. Order'd.” 1 page.
[? About 12 March.] 15.
Eight door-keepers of the House of Lords. Lords of the Treasury. For a further allowance, they only receiving 50l. amongst them for each session. The public business in Parliament has of late years very much increased.
Minuted:—“12th March 1721–22. 80li. to be given amongst them.” 1 page.
[? About
12 March.]
Memorial -
Charles Stanhope, Esq. Do. - For repayment of 156l. 8s. 6d. for customs, &c. on certain plate consigned to William Stanhope, Esq., his Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary at Madrid, which plate was exported by His Majesty's command to be disposed of there, and not for the Ambassador's use.
Minuted:—“12th March 1721–22. P'pare a wt. (including ye fees) to be signed by the King.” 1 page.
[? About 12 March.] 17.
Petition -
Robert Bedoe - Do. - - For a like allowance to that which he had for the previous sessions of Parliament, for keeping the gates leading from the Privy Garden into Cannons Row, Westminster, for the conveniency of the members of Parliament.
Minuted:—“12th March 1721–22. Read. Qu. whether the 40li. last paid him was for a yeare's service, or in full of all former demands.
The 40li. was paid him by warrt. dated 4th May 1721 in reward for his extry. service, and attendce. on committee nights during ye session of Parlt. begun the 23d of Novr. 1719, & ended ye 11th of June 1720. 11th Septr. 1723. My Lords think he ought to be paid (if any thing is due) by Mr. Kirke.” ½ page.
[? About 17 March.] 18.
Memorial -
William Earl of Dartmouth. Do. - For payment of 650l. due to him as keeper of her late Majesty's Privy Seal at 5l. a day.
Minuted:—“17th March 1721–22. Orderd.” 1 page.
27 March 19.
Thomas Lynford, sub-almoner. Lords of the Treasury. For sums for the poor at the gate, for Lady Frances Keightley, and for private pensions, and for two Arabic professors. 1 page.
[? About 30 March.] 20.
Do. -
John Tooker on behalf of Arthur Collins, late of London, bookseller. Do. - For provision and support, he having been promised employment in the Customs, which was given to others. This so affected his senses that he was unfit for business.
Minuted:—“30th March 1722. Prepare a warrt. for 200li. bounty to John Tooker in consideration of the facts alleged in the memll. paper annexed.
Warrt. signd 5th Ap. 1722.” Also an enclosure. 2 pages.
2 April 21.
Letter -
Lord Carteret Do. - - For payment of 50l. as of H.M. special bounty to Capt. John Corso, a subject of the King of Spain. Whitehall.
Minuted:—“11th April 1722; prepare a warrt. Warrt. signd 18th.” 1 page.
[? About 4 April.] 22.
Col. Henry Hawley, Equerry, and Col. John Chudleigh, Page of Honor to the late Prince George of Denmark. Do. - - For sums due to them, her Majesty having continued their salaries from the time of the death of the Prince to that of Her Majesty.
Minuted: — “4 Aprill 1722. A moiety orderd. 12th. Do. Warrt. sign'd.” 1 page.
10 April 23.
Mr. George Tilson - “R. H. Mr. Chancr. of ye Exchr.” Encloses “the charge of the patents for the two Ladys” (648l. 10s. each). The ladies were (1) Sophia Charlotta, Countess of Leinster, Baroness of Brentford, and Countess of Darlington, (2) Melosina, Baroness of Schulenbourgh, Baroness of Aldborough and Countess of Walsingham. Whitehall.
Minuted:—“30th April 1722. Prepare a warrt. for 1297[l.] p[er]suant to the accot. annexed in the name of Mr. Geo. Tilson. 12th Do. Warrt. signd.” 2 pages.
10 April 24.
Lord Lieutenant of Ire land (Grafton). Lords of the Treasury. For the usual grant of reward of 500l. each, to the speakers of the two houses of Parliament in Ireland, viz., to the Rt. Hon. Viscount Middleton, as Speaker of the House of Lords, and the Rt. Hon. William Conolly, Esq., as Speaker of the House of Commons.
Minuted:—“Warrt. signd. 18th Ap. 1722.” 1 page.
[? About 14 April.] 25.
Col. Charles Du Bourgay. Lords of the Treasury. Praying for the settling of the payment of his salary of 1,000l. per annum as Lieut. Governor of Jamaica.
Minuted:—“14th April 1722. Order'd.” 1 page.
16 April 26.
Report -
Brook Plukenet, Deputy Muster Master General. Lords Justices of Ireland. On the petition and case of Ensign Charles Turner, advising that he should be replaced on the establishment of half-pay. Also the petition. 2 pages.
[About 17 April.] 27.
Petition -
Thomas Wyth, gent., and four others of the Colony of Virginia Lords of the Treasury. For a warrant to the Receiver of Customs of the Colony of Virginia for payment to them of 120l. for the apprehension of pirates.
Minuted:—“(1.) 1 May 1722. See out of what moneys the stated demands of apprehenders of pirates have been paid. (2.) These rewards being for pyrates convicted in Virginia, have been paid out of pyratical effects or other unappropriated revenues in Virginia, now in ye hands of the Admrs. of Jas. Roscow, decd., late Genl. there. (3.) Mr. Dalrymple the Casual Recr. at Berbadoes has also some pyratical effects in his hands. (4.) 19th do. Prepare a warrt. to pay this out of pyratical effects &c. in the hands of the said administrators.”
Also a certificate. 2 pages.
28 April 28.
Letter -
Lord Townshend - Lords of the Treasury. For 1,000l. to be lodged with the Treasurer of the Chamber to defray expenses of messengers sent abroad. Whitehall.
Minuted: — “7th May 1722. Order'd. L~re signd 9th May 1722.” 1 page.
[? About 28 April.] 29.
Petition -
John le Maitre - Do. - - Prays to be put on the establishment of Chelsea Hospital at 12d. a day. “Says that in 1717, when at Calais, he discovered a parcel of rebels forming a design to assasinate his Majesty.” He further demonstrated the clandestine practices of the smugglers.
Minuted: — “28 April 1722. My Lords will issue no more money on accot. of any of these p[re]tended services.” 1 page.
7 May 30.
Certified copy of inrolment.
King William and Queen Mary. Joseph Herne, Knt., and others. “For coyning copper halfe-pence & farthings. Anno 1694.”
Minuted: — “7th May 1722. Mr. Lowther is to pay to Mr. Burroughs 4li. for this copie of a patent taken from the Rolls Chapell.”
The reference to the Patent Roll at the head is:—“11ma pars Pat. de ao rñi Rs. Gul. et Rne. Marie 6to.” 9 pages, brief size.
17 May 31.
Representation or memorial.
Comrs. of Taxes - Lords of the Treasury. For an advertisement to be inserted in the Gazette for the estates of Benjamin Blundell, junr., Esq., late Receiver General of the county of Leicester, and of Benjamin Blundell, senior, his security, to be sold to satisfy a debt to the Crown.
Minuted: — “18 May 1722. Ks. Rembrr. to advertise ye sale of these estates and report ye best bidder.”
Again:—“19th Decr. 1722. Agreed to, vide minutes on the Ks. Rembrr. certificates of the best bidders.” 1 page.
[? About 18 May.] 32.
Claudius Amyand The Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer. To remind the Chancellor.
Minuted:—“18th May 1722. 200li. p[er] ann. pension to commence from Lady day last p[er] Mr. Chetwynd.” 1 page (4to).
1 June 33.
Letter -
John Balaguier - The Rt. Hon. Mr. Walpole. For his signature to an order for 100l. payable to Mr. Lambert. Encloses also copy of another bill of exchange for 100l. payable to him.
Also as to arrears on Sir William Gostwycke's pension.
Also an enclosure. 2 pages.
1 June 34.
Mr. Robert Jacomb - The Lords of [the Treasury]. As to redemption of a loan of 100,000l. borrowed from the Bank at 4l. 10s. per cent. Horse Guards.
Minuted:—“1 June 1722. Ordered.” 1 page.
8 June 35.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Grafton). Do. - - On petition of Viscount Boyn for transferring his pension of 10s. a day to his son Henry Hamilton, Esq.
Minuted:—“12th June 1722. Prepare the proper warrt.” 1 page.
[After 13 June.] 36.
Account -
Of persons indebted to the Revenue on salt, and the proceedings against them, and what has been recovered. 7 pages.
[? About 19 June.] 37.
John Baskett, H.M. Printer. Lords of the Treasury. 3,475l. 13s. 3d. was due for printing Acts of Parliament, &c., in the last year of King William, and 1,502l. 0s. 8d. for the last year of Queen Anne, besides for the last year's service for the present King. Prays payment for the arrears of Queen Anne.
Minuted:—“19th June 1722. Read.” 1 page.
21 June 38.
Comrs. for Taxes - Do. - - On petition of John Manby, Esq., Recr. General of Land Taxes and Duties on Houses for part of the co. of Lincoln. Recommending an allowance to him of 240l.
The petition and two other documents. 5 pages.
26 June 39.
Memorial -
Royal Academy of Music. Lords of the Treasury. For a warrant for 500l. for six months bounty due to them.
Minuted: — “26th June 1722. Orderd.” 1 page.
[? About 26 June.] 40.
Do. -
Officers of H.M. Yards. The Rt. Hon. Robert Walpole, Esq. Praying discharge from the 6d. tax.
Minuted: — “26th June 1722. Agreed to.” 1 page.
30 June 41.
Account -
Of charges paid by the Bank upon account of subscriptions for the support of public credit. 1 page.
[? About 17 July.] 42.
Do. -
Scotland? Of salaries and incidental charges of the Comrs. and Trustees of Forfeited Estates.
Minuted: — “17th July 1722. Prepare a warrt. Wt. signd.” 2 pages.
[? About 17 July.] 43.
Memorial -
Hugh Drysdale, Esq., Lieut.-Governor of Virginia. Lords of the Treasury. For allowance for his transport to his Government.
Minuted: — “17th July 1722. All precedts. are against such allowances.” 1 page.
[? About 18 July.] 44.
Petition -
Edward Peet - Do. - - For payment of 100l., he having apprehended William Fletcher alias Fellowes, a highwayman, who robbed Richard Skingle, Esq., in the parish of St. Bride's, London.
Minuted:—“18 July 1722. My Lords are of opinion that such roberies were not within the meaning of the proclamation.”
Also copy of certificate. 2 pages.
31 July 45.
Letter -
Lord Carteret Do. - - For directions to be given for payment of a pension of 300l. per ann. during pleasure to Elizeus Burges late Resident in the Republic of Venice.
Minuted:—“10th Augt. 1722. Orderd.” 1 page.
31 July 46.
Account -
Of payments in the Treasurer of the Chambers Office, also what was still due. Signed, C. Stanhope.
Minuted: — “15 Augt. 1722. Ordered.” 3 pages.
[? About - July.] 47.
Andrew Shields, page of his Majesty's bed-chamber extraordinary. The Rt. Hon. Robert Walpole, Esq., First Commr. of the Treasury. For a Treasury warrant for his half-year's salary due at Midsummer 1722. 1 page.
[? About 2 Aug.] 48.
Edward Peet - Lords of the Treasury. In nearly the same terms as that above described. Under date 18th July.
Also copy of certificate.
Minuted: — “2 Augt. 1722. Rejected.” 2 pages.
[? About 2 Aug.] 49.
Do. -
Mary Speke, wife of Hugh Speke, Esq. Do. - - The family suffered in King James's reign, being imprisoned and ruined. The late Queen granted her a pension of four score pounds per annum. Had received but 20l. since his Majesty's accession: prays their Lps'. favour.
Minuted: — “2d Augt. 1722. My Lords cannot advise his Matie. to create new pensions.” 1 page. 4to.
3 Aug. 50.
Of the duty on wine licences from the commencement of the duty until 3 Aug. 1722. 1 page.
[? About 3 Aug.] 51.
Memorial -
W. Wood - Lords of the Treasury. For licence to coin the copper money “for Ireland at the city of Bristol.”
Minuted:—“3d August 1722. Prepare a constitution appointing Sir Isaac Newton, Comptr. of this coynage and that for the West Indies; to act by himself or deputy; & then my Lords will give the proper directions & powers to the petr. to coin a certain quantity of copper money at Bristol according to his request. 1 page.
14 Aug. 52.
Report -
Comrs. of Stamps - Do. - - On the petition of Wm. Adderly who asked that the warrant for his dismission might be stopped. The report sets out his great neglect of duties.
Minuted:—“5th Augst. 1722. My Lords, upon consideration of ye Commrs. Report do not think fitt to restore Wm. Adderly. 2 pages.
[After the middle of Aug.] 53.
Petition -
Joseph Bayley, of St. Andrews, Holborn, Coachman, Lords of the Treasury. For forgiveness, he having unfortunately misbehaved himself at the Duke of Marlborough's funeral.
With certificate at the foot in his favour, with several signatures. 1 page.
[? About 15 Aug.] 54.
Memorial -
Brigadier-General Bowles and Brigadier General Munden. Do. - - For money paid by them for their officers and men whilst detained in England when the regiment was transferred to the Irish Establishment (viz., from 11 Nov. 1718).
Minuted:—“15th Augst. 1722. Read & respited.” 1 page.
17 Aug. 5.
Petition -
John Elliott - Do. - - Representing seizures made by him in the port of Exeter, and asking for a tidesman's place in “Topsham Pringe.”
Minuted:—“17th Augt. 1722. Read.” 2 pages.
[? About 30 Aug.] 56.
Do. -
Henry Raingill - Do. - For a tide-waiter's place. Also a letter in his favour. Signed, Richard Abell. Dated 30 Aug. 1722. 2 pages.
5 Sept. 57.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland (Grafton). Do. - For orders for payment for the new furniture for the Dublin yacht, refitting at Portsmouth. 1½ pages.
7 Sept. 58.
Do. -
Thomas Madockes - William Lowndes, Esq. Encloses account of charges in erecting the several annuity offices at the Bank, together with incident charges, wages, and salaries. Also gives the state of the annuities after the subscriptions were made into the South Sea Company. Bank, 7 September 1722. 7 pages.
11 Sept. 59.
Memorial -
J. Hancock, Yeoman of the Robes for the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Cadogan. Lords of the Treasury. For a warrant to allow and pass his account. 1 page.
Aug. to 25 Sept. 60.
Of persons in the Navy Office, whose salaries exceed 50l. per ann., supposed to be chargeable to 6d. in the pound. 7 pages.
25 Sept. 61.
Estimate -
Expense of H.M. Household for a year. Board of Greencloth. 1 page.
26 Sept. 62.
Three Inspectors for Gaming Houses, Cards, &c. (Stamp Office). Lords of the Treasury. For an addition to their salaries.
Minuted: — “28th 7br. 1722. Read & rejected.” 1 page.
29 Sept. 63.
State of the debt of H.M. stables and stud (Master of the Horse's department) at Mich. 1722. 3 pages.
6 Oct. 64.
Lords of the Treasury Thomas Spence, Esq., and Thomas Burton, Esq., Officers connected with Standing Orders (Lottery). “For paying principal standing orders in Lottery unsubscribed.” 2 pages.
16 Oct. 65.
Debt of the Great Wardrobe at Lady-day and Mich. 1722. 2 large pages.
16 Oct. 66.
Letter -
R. Prosser - Hon. Sir Charles Turner, Bart., one of the Commrs. of the Treasury. For an appointment to a vacancy at the port of Whitehaven.
Minuted: — “18th 8br. Agreed to.” 1 page.
17 Oct. 67.
Do. -
Mr. Fr. Negus - For direction to be given to let him have 2,000l. for the extraordinaries of H.M. stables.
Minuted: — “20 Oct. 1722. Ordered. L~re writ eod. die.” 1 page.
18 Oct. 68.
Sir Isaac Newton - Lords of the Treasury. For a trial of the pixes of the copper coinage to be appointed.
Minuted:—“18th 8br. 1722. Mr. Powys to be present on the part of the Treãry at this Tryal.” ½ page.
18 Oct. 69.
Commrs. of Forfeitures. William Lowndes, Esq. For orders to the Exchequer to pay their salaries and those of their inferior officers and incident charges. Inner Temple.
Minuted:—“25 Oct. 538li. is in the Exchr. 28 Nov. 1722. Wt. & order to be signed.” 1 page.
18 Oct. 70.
Do. - - Lords of the Treasury. To the same effect. 1 page
22 Oct. 71.
P. Whichcote, Secretary to the Lord Lieut. of Ireland. Mr. Powys - Returns the address of the House of Lords of Ireland, in behalf of their officers, in respect to the allowance to them. 2 pages. 4to.
[? About 7 Nov.] 72.
“Merchant Sympson.” The Rt. Hon. Robt. Walpole, First Lord of the Treasury. For a stamper's place. 1 page.
8 Nov. 73.
Account -
[Commrs.] for Wine Licences. Lords of the Treasury. Gross and net produce of wine licences. 1 page.
13 Nov. 74.
Do. - Do. - Asking directions in respect to deductions from incident expenses and charges under Act 7 Geo. I. 2 pages.
20 Nov. 75.
Memorial -
Tho. Lynford, Subalmoner. Do. “For his Mats. daily alms and poor at the gate, &c.”
Minuted: — “30th 9br. 1722. Orderd. L~re signed.” 1 page. 4to.
25 May–24 Nov. 76.
Comrs. of Customs, North Britain. Do. - - Of tide-waiters, &c. for Scotch Ports. 6 pages.
30 Nov. 77.
Letter -
Lord Carteret - Do. - - For directions to be given for payment of 300l. per ann., to Mr. Francis Manning, his Majesty's late resident with the cantons of Switzerland.
Minuted:—“19th Decr. 1722. Prepare a warrt.” 1 page.
[? About 6 Dec.] 78.
Petition -
Peter Gally De Gaujac, Minister of the French Chapel at Wapping. Do. - For payment of his salary of 40l. per ann. for the last year of her late Majesty's reign. He was appointed to minister to a considerable number of her Majesty's subjects from Jersey, Guernsey, and other islands, who were settled at Wapping. He says, “it would be very hard for him to have preached a whole year for nothing, and paid nine pounds out of his own pocket for the rent of the chapel.”
Minuted: — “6th Decr. 1722. To have 20li. out of the Queen's arrears.”
Also a certificate. 2 pages.
[? About 11 Dec.] 79.
Do. -
Richard Andrews, Esq., Recr. General for the co. of Essex. Do. - For an allowance of 270l., for bringing to London the money received by him.
Also an affidavit, dated 11 Dec. 1722. 2 pages.
17 Dec. 80.
A. Carleton - [Horatio Walpole.] Asks him to speak to his brother (the Chancellor) to grant him his petition for [60l. bounty]. The previous year he had received but 40l., when the Chancellor ordered him 50l.
Wokingham in Berks. 1 page.
17 Dec. 81.
The same Lords of the Treasury. Has been 23 years applying for his debt of 1,778l. for brass and iron goods. Money had been advanced to him for bounty. Is “a younger brother of a gent. family, bred to no trade, nor has any dependence but his wife's fortune.” He says he slipped his left shoulder, and by the unskilfulness of the surgeon his arm bone was 36 days out of the cup in the shoulder, but two other surgeons reduced it to its place with exquisite pain and torture. Prays that he may be ordered 60l. of H.M. bounty.
Also a letter on the same subject [to the Secretary of the Treasury.] 2 pages.
17 Dec. 82.
Memorial -
Sir Basil Dixwell, Bart., Auditor of Excise. Do. - - For a warrant for 100l. per ann., being the same as was allowed to the Controller of Excise for the increase of business by auditing the additional duties on wrought plate. 1 page.
[After 1721.] 83.
Hugh Hughes, gent. Do. - - For a warrant granting him 50l. a year to be ratified, the same being stopped, “being most unjustly ill-willed by a great person.” 1 page.
After 1722. 84.
Of the amounts received for stone raised in the Island of Portland, on which the King was entitled to 3d. per ton. 1 page.