Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28, 1714. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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Hackney Coaches

PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1589 [E.351/1589].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1326, ROLL 20 [A.O.1/1326/20].
Edward Wharton, Receiver General of moneys arising by the Licensing of Hackney Coaches.
Midsummer 1713 to Midsummer 1714.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end of his last Accompt 202 19 5
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 five forfeitures at 5l. each 12 10 0
for the Queen's moiety of 39 forfeitures at 40s. each 39 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of 5 forfeitures at 20s. each 2 10 0
for the Queen's moiety of 33 forfeitures at 10s. each 8 5 0
2,862 5 0
for the rent of the licences of 300 hackney chairs at 10s. each per an. payable quarterly 150 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of 2 forfeitures at 40s. each 2 0 0 152 0 0
total charge and receipts £3,939 4 5
Daniel Blake, Charles Heron, Abraham Magney, E. Jollivet and George Clarke, Commissioners 500l.; Edward Wharton, Receiver 62l.; Charles Bolton, clerk 50l.; Humphrey Wanley, housekeeper 40l.; George Edes and Richard Colton, messengers, 80l.; Edward Dickenson and William Kemp, street-keepers 70l. 802 0 0
rent; to Mrs. Joyce Collins, for the house in Surrey Street in the Strand 38 0 0
incident charges:
Edward Wharton for Exchequer charges etc.; James Tisser, Solicitor; George Edes, for being sworn a constable; George Grafton and Edward Castle for stationery wares; coals; Charles Bolton, for Treasury and Counsel's fees in connexion with the bye-laws etc.; Humphrey Wanley, for disbursements 207 11 4
taxes charged on the Office 40 2 0
Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee 15 0 0
total for the above charges of managing this revenue 1,102l. 13s. 4d.
money paid into the Exchequer:
out of the money arising by hackney coaches 1,774 0 0
ditto by hackney chairs 152 0 0
1,926 0 0
total payments and allowances £3,028 13 4
and so remains 910 11 1
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, page cdxxxiii] 722 0 0
and so this Accomptant is Indebted 188 11 1
Declared 5 March 1714–15.