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Declared Accounts: Stamp Duties

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26, 1712. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954.

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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES ETC. GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2926 [E351/2926].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2174, ROLL 154 [A.O.1/2174/154].
WILLIAM ASHURST, Comptroller and Accomptant General of the Duties on Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper.
1 August 1711 to 2 August 1712.
JOHN MONTAGU, Register of the Duties on Clerks and Apprentices.
2 August 1711 to 2 August 1712.
WILLIAM ASHURST, Comptroller and Accomptant General of the New Duties on Stampt Vellum etc. for 32 years from 1 August 1711 and on Cards and Dice for 32 years from 11 June 1711.
11 June 1711 and 1 August 1711 to 2 August 1712.
Charge. £ s d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of several persons particularly named on the foot of the last General Accompt 70,086 15 0 11/12
and depending on sundry persons particularly named at the foot of the preceding Cash Accompt 682 0 0
Receipts: money due and payable for the Stamp Duties in the year 1712:
for stamps put upon Vellum, Parchment and Paper paid for and delivered out of the Head Office in London: £ s. d.
on the third Continued Duty 29,992 14 7
on the Additional Duty 26,887 18 2
56,880 12 9
for stamps put upon Vellum, Parchment and Paper delivered to the Warehousekeepers to supply the Country:
on the third Continued Duty 18,170 8 2
on the Additional Duty 15,040 4 2
33,210 12 4
for the Duties payable by the Registers [Registrars] of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and by the Prothonotaries and other Law Officers, etc., viz.:
the University Registers, for the third Continued Duty 250 7 0
ditto, for the Additional Duty 0 7 0
250 14 0
the several Prothonotaries etc., on the third Continued Duty 247 1 6
ditto, on the Additional Duty 662 9 0
ditto, on the second Continued Duty 415 7 6
1,324 18 0
several Town Clerks, for the third Continued Duty 71 1 6
ditto, for the Additional Duty 71 1 6
142 3 0
money raised by penalties incurred for Deeds engrossed before they were stamped, for the third Continued Duty 40 0 0
and for the Additional Duty 40 0 0
80 0 0
Paper and Parchment provided by the Commissioners for furnishing the Country and lodged with the Ware-housekeeper of Unstampt Goods:
value of parchment 1,291 1 3
profit arising by advancing the prices to retail prices 492 12 0
value of paper and prints 680 17 1
profit as above 366 4 7
2,830 14 11
total receipts for these Duties as above 94,719l. 15s. 0d.
money due upon Bond given by William Lowndes and William Martin, for the third Continued Duty 100 0 0
ditto, for the Additional Duty 100 0 0
200 0 0
overpayments for the Duties on Stampt Vellum etc., detailed 566 12
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 794 19 11
ditto at 1s. per £1 for every sum over 50l. 1,771 1 11½
on indentures brought to Country Collectors at 6d. per £1, as above 645 9 10 1/12
ditto at 1s. per £1 as above 580 18 3 3/6
3,792 10 0 1/12
overpayments for the Duties on Clerks and Apprentices, detailed 22 0
money due and payable for the New Duties on Stampt Vellum etc. and on Cards and Dice:
for stamps put upon Vellum, Parchment and Paper delivered at the Head Office in London 3,912 19 8
for stamps put upon Vellum etc. delivered to the Warehousekeeper to supply the Country 8,147 7 4
and for the value of paper and parchment provided by the Commissioners for furnishing the Country and lodged with the Warehousekeeper of Unstampt Goods with the profits of advancing the prices to the level of retail prices:
for the value of the parchment etc. 309 7 1
for the profit arising thereon 212 19 9
out of the Duty on Dice at 5s. a pair 127 0 0
out of the Duty arising by almanacks etc. stampt for the Stationers' Company and for George Parker 1,581 5 0
out of the Duty arising by stock in hand on Cards and Dice made before 12 June 1711:
on Cards at ½d. a pack 1,001 17
on Dice at 6d. a pair 268 8 6
15,561 4
overpayment on these Duties 3 15 0
total charge and receipts £185,634 12 11½
Discharge.
money accompted for in the Cash Accompt for these Duties:
surplusage on the preceding Accompt 0 0
money paid into the Exchequer (on the first Continued Duty 55l. 13s. 6d., on the the second 1,663l. 4s. 6½d., on the third 39,148l. 9s. 9½d. and on the Additional Duty 43,214l. 4s. 5½d.) 84,081 12
salaries of the Head Office in London 4,860 0 0
rent of ditto 160 0 0
paper, etc. bought 1,980 13
necessary and incident charges 666 7
Officers' taxes 391 0 0
discompt for prompt payment 1,439 8 1
Exchequer charges etc. 34 1 10½
poundage to certain Law Officers 33 12
Auditor's fee 190 0 0
93,836 15 11½
money overpaid in the preceding General Account 253 0 11½
allowances to Distributors for vending Stampt Paper and Parchment in the Country and for incident charges:
money discounted by Robert Isaacson, Distributor for London, for allowances made by him for Ten-pound parcels vended by him 6 7 8
for the poundage allowed the several Distributors at 18d. per £1.
on the first Continued Duty 4 10
on the second ditto 103 12
on the third ditto 1,434 19
on the Additional Duty 1,293 5 11¾
2,836 8
for the poundage allowed the University 'Registers' at 5l. per cent.:
on the third Continued Duty 12 10
on the Additional Duty 0 0
12 10
for the money paid by the several Distributors for necessary and incident charges, etc.:
on the second Continued Duty 20 0 0
on the third Continued Duty 76 16 1
on the Additional Duty 3 18 0
100 14 1
total allowances to Distributors etc. 2,956l. 0s. 6¾d.
money accounted for in the Cash Accompt of the Duties on Clerks and Apprentices:
money paid into the Exchequer 3,144 7 11
salaries to Mr. Montagu and his clerk 150 0 0
necessary and incident charges 113 16 4
3,408 4 3
money paid by the several Distributors for necessary and incident charges and allowed by the Commissioners 3 7
poundage to the Collectors of the Duties on Clerks and Apprentices 44 9 6
money overpaid in the preceding General Accompt 7 14
money accounted for in the Cash Accompt for the New Duties on Stampt Vellum, etc., Cards and Dice:
salaries 656 18 3
money paid into the Exchequer 7,641 4 8
necessary and incident charges at the Head Office 271 14 3
discompt allowed on prompt payment there 94 10 11
for parchment etc. bought to be stampt for furnishing the Country 268 9 7
8,932 17 8
incidents paid by the Collectors of these Duties 0 9 0
total payments and allowances £109,442 19
and so remains 76,191 13 5
against which depending on the several Warehousekeepers, Distributors and others, named:
Distributors for the single Stamp Duty first granted for four years:
Simon Babb, Somerset 90 8
William Collins, co. Worcester 427 11 6
Edward Cowley, co. Lincoln 58 5 11
Charles Jones, co. Radnor 127 11 9
Henry Marriott, Norfolk 114 9 5
Samuel Wilson, Berwick 12 6
Robert Warren, Suffolk 58 5 11
888 19 7
ditto for the first and second Continued Duties:
Richard Aglionby, Carlisle (331l. 6s. 9½d. and 125l. 4s.) 456 10
Simon Babb, Somerset (first Continued Duty) 6 12 4
John Adams, co. Radnor (second ditto) 77 19
Francis Blithe, Colchester (ditto ditto) 33 10 6
Anthony Boise, co. Hertford (98l. 7s. 7½d. and 1,340l. 9s. 7½d.) 1,438 17 3
Joshua Claver, Hull (second Continued Duty) 414 15 1
William Collins, co. Worcester (first ditto) 42 5 3
Peter Clinton, Dorset (ditto ditto) 513 2
Benjamin Collett, co. Worcester (ditto ditto) 241 7 1
Charles Erle, Cornwall (ditto ditto) 329 0 10½
Charles Jones, co. Radnor (ditto ditto) 45 4
Francis Isaacson, co. Lincoln (ditto ditto) 263 4 10¼
George Maynard, co. York (second ditto) 610 13
Charles Vaudrey, co. Lancaster (ditto ditto) 32 8
Jeremiah Withers, co. Warwick (ditto ditto) 10 14
Timothy Westley, Redding (ditto ditto) 523 6
Thomas Wall, Bristoll (ditto ditto) 0 0
5,039 13 10¼
ditto for the third Continued Duty and Additional Duty:
Henry Axford, co. Wilts. (453l. 3s. 5¼d. and 336l. 9s. 8½d.) 789 13
John Adams, co. Radnor (76l. 7s. 9¾d. and 203l. 12s. 10½d.) 280 0
Stephen Bishop, Oxon (528l. 11s. 11¾d. and 495l. 1s. 2¼d.) 1,023 13 2
Francis Blithe, Colchester (217l. 6s. 0½d. and 179l. 4s. 4¾d.) 396 10
Paul Courand, co. Hants. (945l. 16s. 3¼d. and 704l. 9s. 2½d.) 1,650 5
William Dowse, co. Hunts. (145l. 4s. 5d. and 92l. 18s. 11¼d.) 238 3
Thomas Day, Cambridge (241l. 15s. 6d. and 210l. 12s. 9d.) 452 8 3
Edward Eden, Durham (402l. 1s. 11½d. and 331l. 19s. 9d.) 734 1
Hugh Foulks, co. Chester (847l. 9s. 2d. and 572l. 16s. 3¾d.) 1,415 5
John Foulks, Denbigh (332l. 15s. 3½d. and 389l. 13s. 8d.) 722 8 11½
Daniel Garod, Norwich (986l. 11s. 1d. and 603l. 12s. 10¼d.) 1,590 3 11¼
Thomas Beresford, Taunton (419l. 14s. 11½d. and 290l. 4s. 9d.) 709 19
Henry Hawkins, St. Austell (589l. 6s. 11¾d. and 545l. 7s. 8¾d.) 1,134 14
Elizabeth Hall, co. York (395l. 0s. 3¾d. and 343l. 2s. 4d.) 738 2
Thomas Howson, Lincoln (371l. 4s. 11d. and 336l. 11s. 10½d.) 707 16
John Handfield, Kent (475l. 9s. 5¼d. and 311l. 16s. 1½d.) 787 5
Robert Isaacson, London (225l. 13s. 2d. and 232l. 2s. 1¾d.) 457 15
Stroud Knight, Redding (370l. 7s. 6d. and 305l. 12s. 7½d.) 676 0
William John, Exon (687l. 7s. 10¾d. and 526l. 2s. 7½d.) 1,213 10
Thomas Lloyd, co. Brecknock (87l. 7s. 6¾d. and 71l. 9s. 11¼d.) 158 17 6
Richard Lowry, Westmoreland (332l. 9s. 11d. and 305l. 14s. 5¼d.) 638 4
Henry Jeanes, Somerset (615l. 5s. 6¾d. and 378l. 14s. 2½d.) 993 19
William Loveday, co. Worcester(441l. 16s. 4½d.and 396l. 6s. 2¾d.) 838 2
Thomas Moore, Yarmouth (121l. 14s. 6½d. and 89l. 19s. 5½d.) 211 14 0
William Mathewes, co. Hereford (323l. 14s. 11¼d. and 210l. 14s. 0¼d.) 534 8 11½
Nathaniel Morgan, co. Carmarthen (334l. 9s. 7d. and 254l. 9s. 1¾d.) 588 18
John Newton, Lewis in Sussex (431l. 4s. 8d. and 352l. 15s. 6½d.) 784 0
Henry Nisbett, co. Derby (639l. 11s. 0½d. and 546l. 10s. 4¾d.) 1,186 1
Thomas Oldfield, co. Gloucester (999l. 6s. 3½d. and 831l. 17s. 4¼d.) 1,831 3
John Freeman, co. Suffolk (214l. 0s. 4¾d. and 145l. 11s. 0d.) 359 11
Robert Rhodes, Newcastle-under-Line (370l. 12s. 1d. and 397l. 13s. 9/¼d.) 768 5 10¼
Thomas Russell, Suffolk (432l. 16s. 1¼d. and 263l. 9s. 3½d.) 696 5
Thomas Seaward, Dorchester (461l. 1s. 5¾d. and 283l. 10s. 10¾d.) 744 12
Charles Sanderson, Newcastle (420l. 19s. 1¼d. and 410l. 13s. 7¾d.) 831 12 9
Obediah Smith, Daventry (628l. 9s. 6½d. and 580l. 4s. 7½d.) 1,208 14 2
John Stone, York (1,273l. 1s. 6d. and 959l. 3s. 9d.) 2,232 5 3
James Taylor, Chatham (133l. 12s. 7¾d. and 58l. 8s. 8d.) 192 1
Edward Thomas, co. Glamorgan (308l. 9s. 3½d. and 349l. 10s. 7d.) 657 19 10½
Edward Vaudrey, co. Lancaster (689l. 1s. 3½d. and 694l. 2s. 4½d.) 1,383 3 8
Edward Calverley, Burrough of South-work (241l. 4s. 5¼d. and 169l. 14s.) 410 18
Gilbert Walmisly, Litchfield (423l. 15s. 10d. and 144l. 17s. 8½d.) 568 13
Samuel Gibbs, co. Wilts. (459l. 2s. 1d. and 344l. 19s.) 804 1 1
John Ward, co. Nottingham (126l. 6s. 6¾d. and 46l. 3s. 9¼d.) 172 10 4
Jeremiah Withers, co. Warwick (207l. 13s. 10d. and 208l. 18s. 9½d.) 416 12
Joseph Stockwell, Abington (125l. 10s. and 46l. 10s. 2¼d.) 172 0
William Webb, Chichester (146l. 18s. 9½d. and 123l. 15s. 4¾d.) 270 14
Thomas Bedford, Bedford (128l. 9s. 8d. and 83l. 15s. 10½d.) 212 5
William Williams, Dorset (207l. 0s. 11½d. and 310l. 5s. 10¼d.) 517 6
John Rhett, Brentwood (252l. 14s. 5½d. 169l. 10s. 2½d.) 422 4 8
Thomas Phillips, Shropshire (218l. 7s. 9¾d. and 265l. 5s. 4½d.) 483 13
Nathaniel Thorne, Tiverton (1,412l. 13s. 11½d. and 1,184l. 7s. 1d.) 2,597 1
John Hamilton, Edinburgh (3l. 3s. 9d. and 3l.) 6 3 9
39,612 8
and upon sundry late Distributors (for the Additional Duty unless stated):
John Amory, Taunton 97 12
Richard Aglionby, Carlisle 374 18
Charles Baker, Exeter 129 9 10½
Anthony Boise, Hertfordshire 1,166 3
Joshua Claver, Hull 417 12
William Collins, co. Worcester 68 5 5
Peter Clinton, Dorset 987 14
Benjamin Collett, co. Worcester 136 3
Robert Foulks, co. Chester 0 5
Benjamin Robins, Exeter (third Continued Duty 288l. 12s. 5¼d., Additional Duty 557l. 6s. 0½d.) 845 18
Charles Herle, Cornwall 311 16 6
Thomas Hewett, Tiverton 411 0 10¾
Francis Isaacson, Lincoln 230 1 1
Charles Jones, co. Radnor 35 19 10
George Maynard, co. York 639 19
Timothy Westley, co. Berks 462 12
Robert Jackson, Carlisle 0 10 0
Jonathan Taylor, co. Hertford (third Continued Duty 360l. 16s. 11¾d. and Additional Duty 329l. 13s. 11¼d.) 690 10 11¼
7,006 15 6
and upon the Warehousekeepers:
Charles Howland, Warehousekeeper of Unstamped Goods, for the value of goods in his hands charged upon the third Continued Duty 877 5 2
William Curtis, Warehousekeeper of Stampt Goods, ditto, charged on the third Continued Duty 8,021l. 9s. 6¼d. and on the Additional Duty 5,705l. 9s. 9d 13,726 19
14,604 4
and upon several other persons, detailed:
Thomas Cater on bond; William Lowndes ditto; John Baddeley, the Staffordshire carrier for goods miscarried; John Harrison, the Chester carrier, ditto; Joseph Holden, late Clerk to the Secretary for Bills, and the University Registrars for money due 742 7 6
and remaining in the hands of sundry Collectors, named, of the rates on moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices 603 10 10¾
and remaining in the hands of sundry Distributors and others on account of the New Duties on Stampt Vellum, etc., Cards and Dice: in the hands of the several Distributors, detailed 3,702 8 8¼.
in the hands of the following Cardmakers:
Archibald Vaus, Thomas Whitton, Lidia Birch, Thomas Cope, Richard Tustian, Thomas Hearne, James Pemberton, Nathaniel Tilson, Gabriel Pink, Thomas Crawford:and of Henry Ladyman, Dice-maker 143 19 6
upon the Warehousekeepers:
Charles Howland, for unstampt goods 150 4 7
William Curtis, for stampt goods 1,780 15
1,931 0
upon several other persons:
the Company of Stationers, George Parker and Major Carpenter, entering clerk (for stock) 850 9 6
and upon sundry persons, named at the foot of the Cash Accompt 1,065 15 0
£76,191 13 5
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 12 August 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2912 [E351/2912].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2135, ROLL 17 [A.O.1/2135/17].
WILLIAM FRANKLAND, Receiver General of the Duties upon Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper etc.
31 July 1711 to 2 August 1712 (both days exclusive).
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears:remaining in the Accomptant's hands none, he being in surplusage nil
depending upon several persons particularly named at the foot of the last Cash Accompt 682 0 0
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt:
for arrears of the Single Duties continued after the first four years until 1 Aug. 1706 56 0 0
for arrears of the said Duties further continued from 31 July 1706 to 1 August 1710 1,673 3
for the Duties further continued from 31 July 1710 for 96 years 48,568 11
for the further Additional Duties granted to King Wm. III his heirs and successors 43,922 15
94,220 10 11¼
also for the Rates upon Monies given with Clerks and Apprentices:
at 6d. for every 20s. of every sum of 50l. or under 794 19 11
at 1s. for every 20s. of every sum over 50l. 1,771 1 11½
money returned by several Collectors on the above rates paid by several persons in remote parts before the Indentures were sent to be entered and stamped 842 2
3,408 4 3
also for the New Duties on Stampt Vellum and on Cards and Dice by the Act 9 Anne [c. 16]:
for stamps made out at the Head Office on sundry instruments 3,912 19 8
received of several Country Collectors for the same 785 16
more of the Stationers' Company in bonds 1,300 0 0
more of the several cardmakers at 6d. a pack 1,545 16 0
more of the several dice makers at 5s. a pair 118 0 0
more for the Duty of½d. a pack by the Act 10 Anne [c. 18] 1,001 17
more for the Duty of 6d. a pair on Dice by the said Act 268 8 6
8,932 17 8
total charge and receipts £107,243 12 10¼
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Surplusage on the preceding Accompt 0 0
salaries etc.:
Edward Lloyd, Robert Pooley, Richard Martyn and Richard Steele, Commissioners 1,200 0 0
William Brydges, Secretary 200 0 0
William Frankland, Receiver General 600 0 0
other Officers, Clerks etc., detailed 2,860 0 0
4,860 0 0
rent to William Atwill and Co. for the Stamp Office at Lincolns Inn 160 0 0
parchment, paper and prints (Henry and John Hatley, Edward Darrell, John Baskett and Thomas Simpson and Co. 1,29l. 1s. 3d.; Samuel Sheafe, Robert Vincent, John Brownhead, etc. 689l. 11s. 11¾d.) 1,980 13
necessary and incident charges, detailed 666 7
repayment of Officers' taxes 391 0 0
discount allowed for prompt payment at 6 per cent. per an 1,439 8 1
Exchequer charges, etc. 34 1 10½
the Entering Registers of the Court of Chancery for poundage 33 12
total for salaries, incidents, etc. 9,565l. 3s. 7¾d.
money paid into the Exchequer by dates:
on account of arrears of the Duty to 1 Aug. 1706 55 13 6
ditto to 1 Aug. 1710 1,663 4
on account of the Duty from 31 July 1710 39,148 9
on account of the Additional Duties 43,214 4
84,081 12
salaries and incident charges and money paid into the Exchequer out of the rates upon monies given with apprentices:
salaries (John Montagu and Jabez Hughes for three quarters to Xmas 1711) 150 0 0
necessary and incident charges, detailed 113 16 4
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 3,144 7 11
3,408 4 3
salaries, incident charges, etc., and money paid into the Exchequer out of the New Duties on Stampt Vellum, etc., Cards and Dice:
salaries, detailed 656 18 3
necessary and incident charges, detailed 271 14 3
Owen Lloyd, stationer, for parchment, etc. 268 9 7
discompt for prompt payment at 6 per cent. per an 94 10 11
total for salaries, etc. 1,291l. 13s.
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 7,641 4 8
8,932 17 8
the Auditor's fee, to Edward Harley 190 0 0
total payments and allowances £106,177 17 10½
and so remains 1,065 14 11¾
against which depending on John Montagu, Solicitor, for money imprested to him to defray the charges of prosecutions (1,045l. 15s.) and on Charles Bridges for travelling charges (20l.) 1,065 15 0
and so the Accomptant is in surplusage 0 0
Declared 12 August 1714.