|97. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Lord Sundon.|
“My Lords having before them Lord [the Earl of] Halifax's representations, dated the 30 May last, against applying the income on the continued duties on salt towards the payment of interest for the one million lent thereupon until the loans on the said duties which determined the 25 March 1735 be satisfied, and having also before them the first warrant to the Exchequer for taking in part of the said million, as likewise Mr. Scrope's letter to the Exchequer, dated the 25 of April 1735, about applying the income of the said continued duties between Lady Day 1735, and Michaelmas following, towards the payment of interest to the lenders of the said million, who call for the same, their Lordships, upon consideration thereof, leave it to the officers of the Exchequer, to whom the warrant for taking in the said loans was directed, to apply the income of the said continued duties in such manner as they apprehend their Lordships' warrant and the Act of Parliament may justify the same: and, therefore, Mr. Scrope's letter of 25 of April last, as aforesaid, is ordered to be recalled.”
The Customs Commissioners' report of 1733–4, March 5, on the case of John Elbridge, Deputy-Comptroller, Bristol port, read. Agreed to increase his salary from 60l. to 130l. per annum. Said Commissioners further to consider of some reasonable reward for his past services.
The widow of Francis Molyneux is to be inserted on the establishment of pensions, payable by Mr. Stewart at 150l. per annum from her husband's death, who had 250l. per annum on same. The pension of 1,000l. per annum on same establishment, payable to Peniston Lamb, lately deceased, is to be continued to Matthew Lamb, Esq., from the time of his death.
Order for a warrant to the Receiver General of the Customs for paying to the administratrix of Henry Selwyn, late Receiver General of same, two surpluses of 1,164l. 17s. 1¼d. and 35l., due upon his final account to 1734, September 30.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 336.]
|July 1.||98. Royal warrant by the Queen, as Guardian of the Kingdom, to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a bill to pass the Privy Seal to enable Sir Charles Wager, First Commissioner of the Admiralty and Admiral of the White Squadron, to receive moneys from the Company of Ironmongers, London, and all other companies and persons whatsoever, for the purpose of the redemption of English captives in the hands of the Moors.|
[King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 25–6.]
|July 1.||99. Certificates by John Scrope of the exhibitions to the Treasury of abbreviates, signed by Neil Campbell, Principal, of the yearly revenue and expense of the University of Glasgow for the years 1727 and 1728 (excess of expenditure, 8l. 13s. 2¼d.); 1729 and 1730 (same, 83l. 7s. 5 17–24d.); and 1731 and 1732 (excess of revenue, 34l. 5s. 10 15–24d.).|
[North Britain Book XI. p. 269.]
|July 3.||100. The Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Treasury, dated from Whitehall. The year's produce, 1734, June 23, to 1735, June 22, from wool licences is short of the 4,000l., fixed as the income of the Lord Lieutenant therefrom by a medium of the last seven years of Charles II., by the sum of 985l. 16s. Prays the Queen's warrant, as Guardian of the Kingdom, for this deficit as usual. 2 pages.|
Appending:—(a.) Abstract of the produce of the wool licences to the Lord Lieutenant for the period as above. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXIX. No. 14.]
|July 3.||101. Alured Popple to Mr. Leheup, dated Whitehall, concerning the salary to be allowed to Robert Wright as chief Justice of Carolina, The sense of the Lords Commissioners of Trade is that said salary should be 1,000l. per annum, current money of South Carolina, payable out of the quit rents of that province. 1 page.|
Appending:—Ja. Wright to John Scrope, undated, requesting information as to proposed salary as above. 1 page.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXIX. No. 16.]
|July 3.||102. Thos. Revell to John Scrope, concerning the proposed erection of new storehouses at Gibraltar. Was formerly or the opinion they could be built for 7,700l., but apprehends now it will not be less than 12,000l., because of the scarcity of workmen and materials, the present apprehensions of war making it hard to prevail on artificers to go abroad, and difficult to procure shipping. Proposes conditions for a contract.|
Minuted as under, date July 8, infra p. 37. 2½ pages.
[Ibid. No. 17.]
|July 3.||103. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy to make out and deliver to the Commissioners for Taxes from time to time a duplicate of the rolls of supers standing out and undischarged in the Exchequer Court upon the accounts of the several Receivers General of public taxes: and also a list of all accomptants of His Majesty's land revenues and fee farm rents in charge before said clerk and indebted to His Majesty, with an account of the several sums of money due from them respectively, or from any other person for said rents; and all such other accounts and informations within the office of said clerk as shall be called for by said Commissioners: all with the intent that said Commissioners may be enabled to execute that part of their commission which concerns the bringing accomptants to finish and pass their accounts, and the recovery and prosecution of ipsums and supers.|
[Affairs of Taxes IV. p. 146.]
|104. Same to Wm. Lowndes, Charles Shelley, and Thos. Farrington, severally auditors of the Land Revenues of the Crown, to make out and deliver to the above Commissioners a list of all collectors, receivers, and other accomptants of His Majesty's Land Revenues and fee farm rents in charge before said auditors severally, with an account of the sums due from said collectors, &c., respectively; as also such further information as may be called for by said Commissioners: all for the furtherance of His Majesty's service as above. “And whereas we are informed that for want of the tallies struck for the discharge of several supers (several of which are now remaining in and other may come to your hands), the Clerk of the Pipe hath not been able to finish the making up the rolls of supers, we do, therefore, direct and require you to deliver to the said Clerk of the Pipe or his deputy, as well all the said tallies which are now in, as all such that hereafter shall come to and remain in your hands.” [Ibid. pp. 146–7.]|
|105. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Lord Sundon.|
The widow of — Lancaster is to have 100l. per annum pension by the hands of Mr. Stewart, to commence from death of Francis Molyneux.
Philip Henry Zollman is, to have 200l. per annum by the hands of the Secretary of the Post Office. Order for a warrant for said secretary to receive that additional sum per annum.
Order for the issue of 15,117l. 0s. 6d. to Mr. Stewart for 1734 on the establishment of pensions payable by him and for the halfyear due to the French Protestants at the same time.
John Walthoe, junr., is to be paid 990l. by Mr. Lowther out of the King's money in his hands for “Daily Courants” sent to the Post Office between 1734–5, February 25, and June 28 following.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 337.]
|July 6.||106. Petition to the Treasury from the minister, churchwardens, overseers of the poor, and other inhabitants of Fotheringay, Northampton, praying that the yearly sum of 20l. may be paid to the Rev. John Morgan, schoolmaster of the Free Grammar School in the said town, in like manner as it was paid to his predecessors, John Leveling, clerk, and Samuel Whitworth, clerk.|
Endorsed:—With reference, dated July 6, to Wm. Lowndes, Auditor of Land Revenues of said county. 1 sheet with signatures.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXIX. No. 18; Reference Book X. p. 60.]
|107. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Lord Sundon.|
Order for a warrant to pass the Privy Seal of Scotland to grant the Duchess Dowager of Gordon a pension of 1,600l. per annum from 1735, Midsummer, during pleasure.
The merchants having Solicoffre's bills of exchange from Tetuan for redemption of captives are to be acquainted that care will be taken for the payment thereof.
Mr. Arnold's report of the 15th April last from the War Office read relating to 1,684l. 18s. 2d. due from Alexander Stephenson, who died indebted in that sum to the Independent Company at Jamaica, and for 278l. 16s. 2d. for interest on bills of exchange unpaid. Their Lordships defer determination hereupon till their first meeting after their present adjournment, “when they will consider if this debt, which lays so heavy on the Company, may not be discharged out of unappropriated money in the Exchequer.”
Their Lordships being informed that money was remaining in Governor Hunter's hands at his death for provisions sold by him [at Jamaica], which belonged to the Crown, Mr. Thomas Orby Hunter, his son, is to give their Lordships a statement of that affair.
The report of September 24 last from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on George Crowl's petition for a lease of the manor of Barton Barrow and Goxhill read. Nothing ordered thereupon.
Mr. Revell's letter of the 30 July [see for] 1735 read estimating 12,000l. for erecting victualling store houses in Gibraltar. “Observing that General Sabine's estimate, who is Governor there, amounted to about 6,000l., their Lordships came to no resolution herein,”
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy out of funds 1735, of 42,300l. for items as in His memorial of this day.
Roger Mansuer is to be paid 20l., royal bounty, out of the King's money in Mr. Lowther's hands.
Order for the issue of 31,110l. to the Cofferer of the Household by 10,000l. a week, making the first payment on Wednesday, the 9th instant.
Adjourned to this day three weeks.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 338; Letter Book XIX. p. 382.]
|July 10.||108. Royal warrant by the Queen, as Guardian of the Kingdom, &c., to John Hammerton, Receiver General of Revenues, South Carolina, to pay to the chief Justice of said province 1,000l. in current money of Carolina from the feast of St. John Baptist last. His Majesty, for the more due and impartial administration of justice to his subjects there, is pleased to charge his revenues there with said payment rather than “that said chief Justice should rely on the favour and goodwill of the Assembly there.”|
[King's Warrant Book XXXII. pp. 36–7.]
|July 24.||109. Articles of agreement made between the Treasury and the Bank of England for the circulation of Exchequer bills for one year to 1736, July 24.|
[Warrants not relating to money XXV. pp. 285–8.]
|110. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.|
Joseph York to be a watchman in fee, loco Joseph Winterflood, deceased. George Knights to succeed Gibbon Wrathal, deceased, as tidesman and boatman at Lynn Regis.
On a representation from the Taxes Commissioners James Marriot to be surveyor of house duties for co. Northampton, loco Richard Taylor, proposed to be discharged, being now a prisoner for debt.
At the request of Mr. Kent process to be stayed against Mr. Sparrow, late Receiver for Suffolk and his sureties.
“Let the issuing of the 11,110l. to the Cofferer on or after the 30th instant to complete midsummer quarter, 1735, be suspended till further order.”
The Receiver of the Revenues of South Wales having been by Mr. Scrope's letter of 1732, December 26, ordered to stay all proceedings against Viscount Lisburne on his arrears of rents, and it appearing by a representation from said receiver that said debt is much increased since, and no care used by his Lordship to discharge same, said stop is removed, and said receiver is to use the means with which he is invested for recovery of same.
“Write to the Gentlemen of the Committee for the distribution of the King's bounty to French Protestants, payable by the hands of Mr. Steuart, recommending Peter Lewis Willemin as an object worthy to partake of the said bounty, and that my Lords shall be well pleased if he be admitted to a pension of 30l. or 40l. per annum.”
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 339; Letter Book XIX. p. 382.]
|July 29.||111. Report to the Treasury from the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, on the petition of Charles Lord Cathcart, late Receiver General of all Land Rents and Casualties, Scotland, and Paymaster of all Salaries, Pensions, and Allowances directed to be paid there. Petitioner was appointed such by letters patents of June 18, 11 Geo. I., and confirmed therein by letters patents of 1 November, 1 Geo. II., and held same till August 7, 3 Geo. II., when Allan Whitefoord was appointed to succeed him. During his tenure of the above office Cathcart was also appointed Receiver of the cess or land tax payable in Scotland for the years 1725, 6, 7, and 8, and thereon remitted to the Exchequer 131,873l. 12s. 2½d. without charge or expense to the public, though the exchange during those years of remitting money to London was between 1 and 2 per cent. As cashier to the Commissioners and Trustees for Improving Fisheries and Manufactures in Scotland Cathcart had paid to him some 34,000l. Mr. Douglas, of Cavers, who was Receiver General and Paymaster of Salaries in Scotland from the Union to 1718, April, and also Receiver General of the land tax in Scotland, on which account he remitted in all 388,735l. 2s. 9½d. to the Exchequer at Westminster, obtained an allowance of 2,000l. by royal sign manual of 1720–1, March 20. Advise some similar allowance to Cathcart. 2½ pages.|
Appending:—(a.) Charles Lord Cathcart's petition to the Treasury for consideration as above, with order of reference thereon, dated 1735, May 2. Minuted as under, date 1735, May 1, supra p. 17. 1½ pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXIX. No. 22.]
|July 31.||112. Same to same from same on the petition of George, Earl of Morton, for a grant of an oyster bank in the Firth of Forth, extending along that part of the coast of Fife from the east point of the promontory called Charles's Hill, opposite the Island of St. Colme, to the west side of the harbour of Burntisland, and in breadth from the middle of the Firth to the north shore. The limits of the grant desired seem to border westward on the estate of the Earl of Moray and eastward upon the burgh of Burntisland, but upon notice neither have raised any objection to the grant as above limited. The King may, therefore, make a grant of same, as his predecessors have done, said bank being anciently reputed as belonging to His Lordship's estate of Aberdour. 1 page.|
Appending:—(a.) Said petition to the King from George, Earl of Morton. 1 page. [Ibid. No. 24.]
|July 31.||113. Same to same from same on the petition of Wm. Bowles, Deputy-King's Remembrancer and Solicitor to the Exchequer Court, Scotland; John Philp, Deputy-Auditor; and Gabriel Napier, one of the clerks to the late Commissioners and Trustees for Forfeited Estates in Scotland. Petitioners have been at great pains in carrying on the business of the Forfeited Estates, Scotland, pursuant to the powers given to the Exchequer Court, Scotland, by the Acts of 13 Geo. I. and 1 Geo. II., since the books and Records of the said late Commissioners of Inquiry [for Forfeited Estates] were delivered in to said Court, pursuant to the last named Act, in June, 1728. The greatest difficulties attending the finishing said affair hare been occasioned by the confusion and mismanagement of the York Buildings Company, the accounts of three estates still remaining to be settled, which has been prevented by some late proceedings in Parliament relating to the company. Enclose an account [wanting] of moneys paid to Allan Whitefoord, Receiver General, Scotland, on said account at Lady Day post. Propose certain remunerations for petitioners. 2pages.|
Appending:—(a.) Said petition, with order of reference, dated 1735, May 16. 3 pages.
[Treasury Board Papers CCLXXXIX. No. 25.]
|July 31.||114. Memorial to the Treasury from the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia, signed by Benjamin Martyn, secretary. Have occasion to make many small payments for work on the roads and fortifying in Georgia. As sixpences and shillings will be of great use therein desire His Majesty's license for the export of 1,000l. in silver coin of this kingdom. 1 page. [Ibid. No. 26.]|
|115. Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir George Oxenden, Earl of Cholmondeley.|
The Customs Commissioners to appoint Wm. Penleaze a tidesman in the 100 list, loco Edmund Horrex, preferred to be surveyor at Greenwich. Robert Harris to be surveyor at Erith, loco John. Seaman, deceased.
Order for the issue to the Treasurer of the Navy of 40,106l. out of supplies, 1735, for one month's course of the Navy and Victualling due February 28 last; 30,000l. for wages; and 5,000l. for bills of exchange.
Sir Richard Lane's memorial concerning the discharge of the bonds for salt duty read and referred to the Attorney and Solicitor General.
Mr. Leheup is to be paid by Mr. Lowther 33l. 1s. 6d. for fees on passing a Privy Seal for Sir Charles Wager to receive money from the Ironmongers' Company and others for the redemption of captives.
Monsr. Renard is to be paid 50l. by same for the year's correspondency due at Midsummer last.
[Treasury Minute Book XXVII. p. 340: Letter Book XIX. p. 383.]