Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Bills and Warrants for the Appointment of Customs Officers

Details of C 208
Reference:C 208
Title:
Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Bills and Warrants for the Appointment of Customs Officers
Description:

Warrants from the lords commissioners of the Treasury, with bills attached, for letters patent appointing to office customers, collectors, controllers, searchers, undersearchers, and king's waiters.

The warrants were delivered into the Petty Bag Office where the letters patent were made out. They were sent into Chancery to secure royal letters patent. Some customs officers held their position by virtue of letters patent of either the lord treasurer or the lords commissioners of the Treasury.

Date: c1714-1789
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Physical description: 6 bundle(s)
Publication note: For the personnel structure of the customs service in the eighteenth century, see E E Hoon, The Organisation of the English Customs System, 1696-1786 (New York and London, 1938).
Unpublished finding aids: Indexes to the warrants in this series are in C 202/267-269.

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