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Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches

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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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Hackney Coaches

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HACKNEY AND STAGE COACHES.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1587 [E351/1587].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1326, ROLL 18 [A.O.1/1326/18].
EDWARD WHARTON, Receiver General of moneys arising by the Licensing of Hackney and Stage Coaches.
Midsummer 1711 to Midsummer 1712.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of this Accomptant on the end of his last Accompt 193 10 0
depending upon sundry hackney and stage coachmen in arrear, etc. 722 0 0
Receipts: for the rent of 700 hackney coach licences at 4l. each 2,800 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of eight forfeitures at 5l. each 20 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of 35 forfeitures at 40s. each 35 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of one forfeiture at 20s 0 10 0
for the Queen's moiety of 18 forfeitures at 10s. each 4 10 0
2,860 0 0
for the rent of the licences of 200 hackney chairs at 10s. each per an. payable quarterly 100 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of 16 forfeitures for hackney chairs at 40s. each 16 0 0
116 0 0
total receipts 2,976l.
total charge and receipts £3,891 10 0
Discharge.
Salaries:
Daniell Blake, Charles Heron, Abraham Magny, Edward Jollivett and George Clark, Commissioners, 500l.; Edward Wharton, Receiver, 62l.; Charles Bolton, clerk, 50l.; Humfrey Wanley, Housekeeper and Surveyor, 40l.; George Edes and Michael Browne, messengers, 80l.; Richard Colton and Edward Dickenson, Streetkeepers 70l. 802 0 0
Office-rent to Mrs. Joyce Collins of the house in Surrey Street 38 0 0
incident charges:
Edward Wharton; James Tisser, Solicitor; Edward Castle, stationer; George Grafton, ditto; the door-keeper of the House of Commons, on the Commissioners attending there; Robert Stephenson for mending the admeasuring wheel; Hugh Powell for his moiety of a fine upon the conviction, on his complaint, of John Norwood and John Osborne, chairmen to M. Vicetti, Envoy of Genoa; Michael Brown, for fees paid the Steward's Court at Westminster on being sworn as a constable and for his constable's staff; George Edes for expenses of executing warrants; coals; office necessaries, etc.; Charles Bolton for Treasury fees paid 258 3 4
Officers' taxes 80 4 0
total for the above charges of managing this revenue 1,178l. 7s.4d.
Auditors' fee; to Arthur Maynwaring 15 0 0
money paid into the Exchequer:
out of the money arising by hackney coaches 1,673 12 8
ditto by hackney chairs 100 0 0
1,773 12 8
total payments and allowances £2,967 0 0
and so remains 924 10 0
whereof depending on several hackney and stage coachmen for arrears of rent of licences and for the Queen's moiety of forfeitures [as in Vol. XXV, p. cdxxxiii] 722 0 0
and so this Accomptant is Indebted 202 10 0
Declared 24 August 1714.