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Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29, 1714-1715. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1957.

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Hackney Coaches

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HACKNEY COACHES.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1590 [E.351/1590].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1326, ROLL 21 [A.O.1/1326/21].
Edward Wharton, Receiver General of the Monies arising by the licensing of Hackney and Stage Coaches and of Hackney Chairs.
Midsummer 1714 to Midsummer 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end of his last Accompt 188 11 1
depending upon sundry Hackney and Stage Coachmen in arrear, as on the foot of the last Accompt 722 0 0
Receipts: money arising by licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches within the time of this Accompt:
for the rent of 700 Hackney Coach licences at 4l. each 2,800 0 0
for the King's moiety of 7 forfeitures at 5l. each 17 10 0
for ditto of 28 forfeitures at 40s. each 28 0 0
for ditto of two forfeitures at 20s. each 1 0 0
for ditto of 13 forfeitures at 10s. each 3 5 0
2,849 15 0
money arising by licensing and regulating Hackney Chairs:
for the rent of 300 Hackney Chair licences at 10s. each 150 0 0
for the King's moiety of two forfeitures at 40s. each 2 0 0
152 0 0
total charge and receipts £3,912 6 1
Discharge.
Salaries:
Daniel Blake and George Clarke, Commissioners, at 100l. per an., year to Midsummer 1715; Charnock Heron, Abraham Magny and Evert Jollyvet, ditto, to 2 June 1715; John Way, Thomas Sutton and More Molyneux, succeeding them 500 0 0
Edward Wharton, Receiver 62 0 0
Clerk, housekeeper, two messengers and two streetkeepers, named etc. 240 0 0
802 0 0
office rent; to Mrs. Joyce Collins, for the house in Surrey Street in the Strand 38 0 0
incident charges, detailed:
Exchequer fees etc. 58l. 19s. 2d.; expenses of passing the Commission 120l.; law charges 95l.; swearing of the messenger as a Constable etc. 1l. 5s. 7d.; Treasury fees etc. 28l. 5s.; office necessaries 13l. 16s. 10d.; coals 12l.; stationery wares 21l. 16s. 8d.; engraver's fee 12s. 6d.; mending the office wheel 12s. 6d. 352 8 3
taxes charged on the office for the salaries of the Commissioners and their officers 40 2 0
Edward Harley for the Auditor's fee 15 0 0
(total for salaries etc. as above 1,247l. 10s. 3d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates:
Hackney Coaches 1,772 19 10
Hackney Chairs 150 0 0
1,922 19 10
total payments and allowances £3,170 10 1
and so remains 741 16 0
whereof depending on several Hackney and Stage Coachmen for arrears, detailed 725 0 0
and so the Accomptant is Indebted:
on the Duty on Hackney Coaches 14 16 0
on the Duty on Hackney Chairs 2 0 0
16 16 0
£741 16 0
Declared 6 August 1716.