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Declared Accounts: Stamp Duties

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25, 1711. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1952.

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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE ROLL 2925 [E351/2925]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2174, ROLL 153 [A.O.1/2174/153].
WILLIAM ASHURST, Comptroller and Accomptant General of the Duties on Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper.
31 July 1710 to 2 August 1711 (both days exclusive).
together with an Accompt of the Rates upon Monies to be given with Clerks and Apprentices from 1 May 1710 (the commencement of these Duties) to 2 August 1711 (exclusive).
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of several persons particularly named on the foot of the last General Accompt 67,167 12 0
Receipts: money due and payable for the Stamp Duties in the year 1711:
for Stamps put upon Vellum, Parchment and Paper paid for and delivered out of the Head Office in London:
on the third Continued Duty 31,967 4 4
on the Additional Duty 28,579 8 11
60,546 13 3
for stamps put upon Vellum, Parchment and Paper delivered to the Warehouse Keeper to supply the Country:
on the third Continued Duty 20,221 12 6
on the Additional Duty 17,224 7 6
37,446 0 0
for the Duties payable by the Registers [Registrars] of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and by the Prothonotaries and other Law Officers:
the Registers of the Universities for the third Continued Duty 258 7 0
ditto for the Additional Duty 12 9 0
ditto for the second Continued Duty 282 2 0
552 18 0
the several Prothonotaries, Secondaries, Registers in Chancery and other Law Officers on the third Continued Duties 13 3 6
ditto on the Additional Duty 659 17 0
ditto on the first Continued Duty 29 15 0
ditto on the second Additional Duty 616 18 6
1,319 14 0
several Town Clerks for the third Continued Duty 22 5 0
ditto for the Additional Duty 76 1 0
ditto for the second Continued Duty 53 16 0
152 2 0
the value of paper and parchment provided by the Commissioners for furnishing the Country and lodged with the Warehouse keeper of Unstampt Goods with the profits of advancing the prices to the level of Retail prices (value of the parchment 1,746l. 2s. 6d., profit 575l. 19s. 2d.; value of paper and prints 712l. 1s. 5½d. and profit 365l. 6s. 0½d.) 3,399 9 2
total receipts as above 103,416l. 16s. 5d.
money upon bonds given by William Lowndes: for the third Continued Duty 100 0 0
ditto: for the Additional Duty 100 0 0
200 0 0
restitution money: for the third Continued Duty 2 3 0
ditto: for the Additional Duty 2 3 0
4 6 0
overpayments:
John Riley, Distributor for Radnorshire 0 7 3
Walter Marshall, Distributor of Gloucestershire 108 14 7
Robert Grove, Register of Cambridge 134 8 0
Thomas Wall, late Distributor for Bristoll 25 13 11
Thomas Clarke, ditto for Yarmouth 9 11
278 14 10½
the value of damaged unstampt goods sold 194 16
money due and payable for the rates upon monies given with Clerks and Apprentices:
on Indentures brought to the Head Office at 6d. per £1 for sums of 50l. or under 796 2 0
on ditto at 12d. per £1 for every sum over 50l. 1,908 7
on Indentures brought to Country Collectors 668 3 7 7 5/12
3,372 12 9 11/12
overpayments for the Duties on Clerks and Apprentices, detailed according to Collectors, named 7 14
total charge and receipts £174,642 12 9 5/12
Discharge.
money accompted for in the Cash Accompt for these Duties 97,698 2 10½
money overpaid in the preceding Accompt 199 6 11¾
allowances to Distributors for vending Stampt Paper and Parchment in the Country and for incident charges:
money discompted by Robert Isaacson, Distributor for London, for allowances made by him for Ten-pound parcels vended by him 3 10
for the poundage allowed the several Distributors at 7l. 10s. per cent. on the value of Goods and Stamps sold:
on the third Continued Duty (for 18,749l. 8s. 6d.) 1,406 3
on the Additional Duty (for 13,908l. 7s. 7d.) 1,043 2
on arrears of the first Continued Duty (for 52l. 11s.) 3 18 10
on arrears of the second Continued Duty (for 5,080l. 1s. 3¾d.) 380 19 11¼
2,834 4
for the poundage allowed the University Registers at 12d. per pound (for 552l. 18s. paid by them):
on the third Continued Duty 12 18 4
on the Additional Duty 0 12 5
on arrears of the second Continued Duty 14 2 1
27 12 10
for the money paid by the several Distributors for necessary and incident charges, etc.
on the third Continued Duty 240 5
on the Additional Duty 35 10 0
on arrears of the first Continued Duty 4 12 6
on arrears of the second Continued Duty 8 5 7
288 13
total allowances to Distributors, etc., 3,154l. 1s. 0d.
money charged as overpaid upon wrong heads of these Duties 25 13 11
two parcels of stamped goods returned to the Head Office by Charles Lee 12 2
damaged goods sold and loss in the sale thereof 338 8 11
value of Stamps sent to the Treasury 0 10
money accompted for in the Cash Accompt of the Duties on Clerks and Apprentices of the Duties on Clerks and Apprentices 3,106 9
poundage allowed to the Collectors of the Duties on Clerks and Apprentices at 12d. per £1 21 2
total payments and allowances £104,555 17
and so remains 70,086l. 15s. 0 11/12d.
whereof depending on the several Warehousekeepers, Distributors and others, named:—
upon sundry Distributors for the third Continued Duty and the Additional Duty, viz.:
Henry Oxford, Wiltshire 943 4
John Adams, Radnorshire 206 1
John Amory, Somersetshire 579 8 11½
William Barnes, Norwich 1,106 16 3
Christopher Baker, Exeter 237 12
Stephen Bishopp, Oxford 1,401 16
Francis Blythe, Colchester 417 18
Paul Courand, Hampshire 1,122 19 9
George Clements, Salisbury 165 13
Thomas Cowper, Somersetshire 348 14
William Dowse, Huntington 268 15 10¾
Ed. Eden, Durham 615 19
Robert Foulkes, Cheshire 1,522 19
John Foulkes, Denbigh 668 18
Henry Hawkins, St. Austell 1,428 16
Elizabeth Hall, Yorkshire 694 16 10¼
Thomas Howson, Lincoln 765 5 0
John Handfeild, Kent 724 13
Thomas Hewett, Tiverton 2,275 4 10¼
Robert Isaacson, London 442 16 6
Stroud Knight, Reading 657 5
Thomas Lloyd, Brecknockshire 150 14
William Leeke, Shropshire 303 9
Richard Lowry, Westmorland 634 16
William Loveday, Worcestershire 904 4
Thomas Moore, Yarmouth 295 18
William Mathews, Herefordshire 436 11
Nathaniel Morgan, Carmarthenshire 645 1
William Marshall, Gloucestershire 421 7
John Newton, Sussex 652 3 5
Henry Nisbett, Derbyshire 1,219 16 8
George Newell, Staffordshire 168 12 11¾
Benjamin Robins, Exeter 1,383 19
Robert Rhodes, Newcastle `Underline' 648 17
Thomas Russell, Suffolk 787 2
Charles Saunderson, Newcastle 545 13 0
Obed Smith, Daventry 1,066 12
John Stone, York 1,880 17
Nathaniel Thorne, Tiverton 767 7
James Taylor, Chatham 151 10
Edward Thomas, Glamorganshire 853 1
Jonah Taylor, Hertfordshire 2,080 0
Edward Vaudrey, Lancashire 1,433 9 0
Robert Lacey and John Usborne, Surrey 274 5 11¾
Gilbert Walmsley, Litchfield 771 15 11½
John Ward, Nottinghamshire 212 4
Jeremiah Withers, Warwickshire 425 13 9
William Webb, Sussex 265 8
William Williams, Dorset 632 19
Thomas Day, Cambridge 483 19
Thomas Beresford, Taunton 713 14 6
William John, Exeter 870 13
Henry Jeanes, Somerset 559 17 11¼
Thomas Oldfield, Glucestershire 1,298 12
Thomas Seaward, Dorsetshire 464 10 7
and upon sundry late Distributors for the Additional Duty:
Richard Aglionby, Carlisle 374 18
Anthony Boise, Hertfordshire 1,166 3
Humphrey Burton, Devonshire 44 6
Joshua Claver, Hull 417 12
William Collins, Worcestershire 68 5 5
Peter Clinton, Dorsettshire 987 14
Benjamin Collett, Worcestershire 136 3
Charles Herle, Cornwall 311 16 6
Francis Isaacson, Lincoln 230 1 1
Charles Jones, Radnorshire 35 19 10
Robert Jackson, Carlisle 0 10 0
George Maynard, York 639 19
Timothy Wesley, Berkshire 462 12
upon several Distributors, named, for arrears on the Continued Duty and on the second Continued Duty 6,427 11
upon sundry late Distributors, named, for the first Single Stamp Duty granted for four years 888 19 7
upon the Warehousekeepers (Charles Howland, Warehousekeeper of unstampt goods, and William Curteis, ditto of stamped goods) 15,907 6
and upon several other persons, viz.:
Thomas Cator on bonds 50 0 0
William Lowndes on bond 200 0 0
John Baddeley, the Staffordshire carrier, for stampt goods which were miscarried 43 18 0
John Harrison, late the Chester carrier, for the like 70 0 0
Joseph Holden, for Bills delivered him for money due 100 0 0
George Cooper, Register of Oxford, for money due from him 134 11 7
Robert Grove, Register of Cambridge, ditto 134 9
and remaining in the hands of sundry Collectors, named, of the rates on monies given with Clerks and Apprentices 252 15
£70,086 15 0 11/12
And so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 30 June 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2911 [E351/2911]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2135, ROLL 16 [A.O.1/2135/16].
WILLIAM FRANKLAND, Receiver General of the Duties upon Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper.
31 July 1710 to 2 Aug. 1711 (both days exclusive).
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands nil, he being in surplusage.
depending upon John Mountagu, Solicitor 200 0 0
Receipts: money arising and growing due and received within the time of this Accompt:
for arrears of the said Duties continued after the first four years until 1 Aug. 1706 73 14 10¼
for arrears of the said Duties further continued from 31 July 1706 to 1 August 1710 5,705 5 11¾
for the Duties further continued from 1 August 1710 for 96 years 49,546 9 1
for the further Additional Duties granted King Wm. III, his heirs and successors 42,372 12 11½
97,698 2 10½
also for the money arising, etc., from 1 May 1710 to 2 August 1711 for the Rates upon Monies given with Clerks and Apprentices:
at the Head Office in London:
at 6d. for every 20s. of every sum of 50l. or under 796 2 0
at 1s. for every 20s. of every sum over 50l. 1,908 7
in the Country:
money received of the several Collectors on the above rates 401 19 11
3,106 9
total charge and receipts £101,004 12 0
Discharge.
surplusage on the preceding Account 0 0
salaries, etc.:
Edward Lloyd, Robert Pooley, Richard Martin and Richard Steele, Commissioners 1,200 0 0
Richard Dyott, ditto, for Michaelmas quarter 1710 75 0 0
William Bridges, Secretary 200 0 0
William Frankland, Receiver General 600 0 0
other Officers, Clerks, etc. 2,860 0 0
4,935 0 0
rent to Thomas Atwill and Co. for the Stamp Office in Lincoln's Inn 160 0 0
parchment, paper and prints 2,458 3 11½
sundry necessary incident charges and disbursements, detailed 1,431 1 4
discount allowed on prompt payment at 6 per cent. per an. 1,531 2 10
the Entering Registers of the Court of Chancery for poundage 30 8 6
total for salaries, paper and parchment, incident charges, etc., 10,545l. 16s. 7½d.
money paid into the Exchequer:
on account of the Duties to 1 Aug. 1706 (by dates) 73 4 6
on account of the Duties to 1 Aug. 1710 (ditto) 5,683 2
on account of the Duties for 96 years from 31 July 1710 39,105 15 11
on account of the Additional Duties 41,618 3
86,480 6 3
salaries and incident charges and money paid into the Exchequer out of the rates upon monies given with apprentices 1 May 1710 to 2 Aug. 1711:
salaries (John Mountagu, Register and Comptroller, and Jabez Hughes, clerk) 180 4 6
necessary and incident charges, detailed 190 2 0
(total salaries and incidents 370l. 6s. 6d.)
money paid into the Exchequer 2,736 2
3,106 9
Auditor's fee to Arthur Maynwaring 190 0 0
total payments and allowances 100,322 12
and so remains 681l. 19s. 11¾d.
against which depending on John Mountagu, Solicitor, for money imprested to him to defray the charges of prosecutions 650 0 0
and on Charles Bridges for travelling charges 20 0 0
and on John Rolles, Ingraver 12 0 0
£682 0 0
and so the Accomptant is in surplusage 0 0
Declared 30 June 1714.