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Declared Accounts: Wine Licences

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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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Wine Licences

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: WINE LICENCES.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 3187 [E351/3187].
No Audit Office Roll.
THOMAS LAKE, JOHN HARWOOD, ROBERT LOWNDES, THOMAS GOODALL and WILLIAM CONGREVE and ROBERT LOWNDES, WILLIAM CONGREVE, JOHN WYNDHAM, GEORGE SCOTT and JOHN FLOYER, successively Commissioners and Agents for granting Licences to sell Wine.
Christmas 1711 to Christmas 1713.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' hands upon the end of their last Accompt, none because in Surplusage nil
depending in super upon several persons for rents of licences or for compositions and for money imprested, as shown in the said Accompt 7,601 12 3
Receipts: money arising by the rents of wine licences granted within the time of this Accompt, etc.: £ s. d.
rent of licences granted within the time of this Accompt 9,370 6 6
agreements made with several persons for retailing wine in past years 104 7 6
sundry persons who elapsed their times for taking out licences, 1708 to 1713; small sums agreed to be paid by defaulters towards the charge of the Messengers' journeys 150 10 0
9,625 4 0
Surcharge: sums which on examination appeared to be omitted in the Accomptants' first Charge 91 7 6
total charge and receipts £17,318 3 9
Discharge.
Surplusage on the last Accompt 160 11 0
Salaries:
Robert Lowndes, William Congreve, George Scott and John Floyer, Commissioners, for two years at 200l. per an. each 1,600 0 0
John Wyndham, another, from 19 April 1712 336 5 0
Thomas Hancock, Comptroller; same rate; two years 400 0 0
Cashiers, Accomptants, Clerks of Contracts, Clerk of the Bonds and Messengers, detailed with names 700 0 0
3,036 5 0
incident charges, detailed (New Year's gifts, riding charges, bills of cravings, office necessaries, expenses of passing the Accompt, Office rent, etc.) 768 2 1
Auditor's fee: to Thomas Foley 140 0 0
total payments out of the Revenue from Wine Licences, 3,944l. 7s. 1d.
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates 5,000 0 0
over-charges 29 10 0
total payments and allowances £9,134 8 1
and so remains 8,183 15 8
whereof depending in super on sundry persons, named at great length and arranged by Counties, for rent of licences and for compositions:
for the year ended at Xmas 1702 405 5 0
ditto 1703 387 10 0
ditto 1704 265 8 2
ditto 1705 268 5 0
ditto 1706 328 11 3
ditto 1707 379 16 3
ditto 1708 386 10 0
ditto 1709 318 0 0
ditto 1710 443 15 0
ditto 1711 399 3 9
ditto 1712 838 15 0
ditto 1713 (not detailed) 4,394 7 6
8,715 6 11
and upon several persons for money advanced them for horse hire and riding charges etc., detailed 185 0 0
£8,900 6 11
and so these Accomptants are in Surplusage 716 11 3
Declared 13 November 1717.