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Declared Accounts: Stamp Duties

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24, 1710. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2924.
[STAMP DUTIES ON] STAMPED VELLUM, PARCHMENT AND PAPER.
1 August 1709 to 1 August 1710.
Exhibited by W. ASHURST. Comptroller and Accomptant General of those Duties.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
arrears:
remains in the hands of several persons named at the foot of the last accompt 72,152 8
receipts:
for the stamps put upon parchment. vellum and paper and paid for and delivered out of the head office in London:
on account of the Continued Stamp Duties [as by 8–9 Wm. III., c. 20] 30,100 16 4
on account of the Additional Stamp Duties [as by 1 Anne, c. 7] 27,188 14 8
57,289 11 0
for the stamps put upon parchment and paper delivered to the warehousekeeper to supply the country:
on the Continued Duties 19,007 3 2
on the Additional Duties 16,135 9 2
35,142 12 4
for the Duties payable by the Registers of the Universities and by Law Officers:
George Cooper, Register of the University of Oxford 254 14 0
the several Prothonotaries, Secondaries, Registers in Chancery and other Law Officers of the Courts for entries made by them 1,094 15 0
1,349 9 0
sundry town clerks for stamps upon Admissions and Inventories of Bills 81 8 0
penalties for deeds engrossed before they were stamped 35 0 0
value of paper and parchment provided by the Commissioners 3,529 12 6
overpayments:
Robert Grove, Register of Cambridge, et al 247 10
money due upon bond 200 0 0
total of charge and receipts £170,027 11 4 1/8
Discharge. £ s. d.
money accounted for in the Cash Account of these Duties 94,730 17
overpayments in the preceding accompt 9 18
allowances to Distributors for sending stampt paper in the country and for incidents 3,580 7 4 1/8
money due on the Additional Duty charged as overpaid on the Continued Duty 48 3 5
damaged and useless stamped parchment and paper, cancelled by order of the Treasury 4,490 13
total payments and allowances £102,859 19 4 1/8
and so Remains 67,167l. 12s. 0d.
whereof:
depending upon warehousekeepers, Distributors &c., detailed, 67,167l. 12s. 0d.
and so this General Accompt of these Duties is even and quitt.
Declared 16 July 1712.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2910.
CASH ACCOUNT OF THE STAMP DUTIES.
WILLIAM FRANKLAND, Esq., Receiver General.
31 July 1709 to 31 July 1710.
Charge. £ s. d.
arrears: nil, he being Even and Quit on his last account.
receipts:
for the arrears of Duties granted for four years to 1 August 1706 147 8
for the Duties Continued from 31 July 1706 52,605 17 0
for certain Rates and Duties granted to the late King William and his successors 41,977 11 6
total charge £94,730 17
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
salaries to the Commissioners, officers and clerks, detailed 5,160 0 0
rent to Thomas Atwill and Company for the Stamp Office in Lincolns Inn 160 0 0
parchment and paper brought into the Office 2,534 6
incidents 1,169 12
discount allowed on prompt payment at 6 per cent. for three months for moneys paid by 10l. parcels or upwards as by Act of Parliament 1,446 12
charges on paying moneys into the Exchequer, viz. for allowing of tallies, porterage of money &c. 6 1 4
Registers of the Court of Chancery and others for poundage of money by them paid 37 17 9
auditors' fees 470 0 0
money paid into the Exchequer:
on account of the Duties Continued to 1 Aug. 1706 147 2
on account of the Further Continued Duty 42,145 13
on the Additional Duty 41,253 11 5
83,546 7 1
total payments and allowances £94,530 17
and so Remains 199l. 19s. 11¾d.
against which
imprested to John Montagu, solicitor, for charges of prosecutions, 200l.
so this accomptant is in surplusage 0l. 0s. 0¼d.
Declared 16 July 1712.