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Declared Accounts: Excise

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30, 1716. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1958.

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Excise

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080/738 [A.O.1/1080/738].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money to be accompted for by the Commissioners in part of the produce of the Revenues of Excise to 24 June 1715 62,648 1 4
remaining due from sundry brewers etc. in the Country Collections 34,329 4
resting due from sundry brewers etc. in London 13,136 3 4
remaining due fron sundry former Country Collectors 26,087 1 10½
resting due from present Country Collectors 1,459 11
ditto from several Collectors of Imported Liquors in London port. 271 11
ditto from ditto in the Outports 948 13
ditto from Richard Butler upon bond for the Duty of Imported Liquors in Plymouth port 37 13 4
ditto from persons concerned in collecting the Duties on Coffee, Cyder and Mead in London 1,316 8 8
ditto from the Treasurer of the Navy for several bills drawn upon him 99 6 1
resting to be accompted for by noblemen and others for money taken up in the time of the Revolution [of 1688] 18,723 12
money imprested in the Cashier's hands 500 0 0
159,557 6 11½
Receipts: the whole Duty and produce of the Revenues of Excise in England etc. from 24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716:
produce of the whole revenues of Excise in the Country Collections
749,903 1
ditto within London, Westminster and the Bills of Mortality 346,302 18
ditto of the Excise for Imported Liquors in London port and the Outports 26,763 7 11
money received by the Cashier from John Haines, Clerk to the ‘Register’ to the Commissioners, for the King's part of fines in London for the year to 24 June 1715 159 5 5
money added to this year's Revenue Accompt 103 10
1,123,232 4
Overbalances paid into the Excise Office by sundry Collectors, detailed by Collectors and places:
Edward Pilsworth, formerly in the Distillery Office
8 2 8
balance due to Country Collectors 615 5 8
balance due to Collectors in the Outports 1 18 6
625 6 10
gross produce of the Duty on Sweets being intermixed in Excise vouchers 38 14
total charge and receipts £1,283,453 12
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Overbalances due to Collectors etc. from the preceding Accompt 272 18
salaries, etc.:
to sundry Country Collectors etc. for salaries
70,752 16
riding charges 4,642 18 0
incident charges disbursed by Collectors, etc. 1,639 14
taxes assessed on Officers 3,608 16
charges in returning money to London 495 15
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, John Whetham, John Brougham, four Commissioners, for their expenses in travelling to view 349 14 3
81,489 15 4
allowances for exports etc.:
allowed for exciseable liquors exported
1,123 13 10½
allowed pursuant to Justices' Warrants in Country Collections 328 5 4
allowed the fishermen of Great Yarmouth for the Duty on strong beer by them provided for their North Sea and herring fishery, for a year to Michaelmas 1715 160 0 0
1,611 19
allowances for exports and overcharges in London:
to sundry brewers for beer exported
328 17
for cyder exported 35 15
(total 364l. 13s.d.)
to sundry brewers for overcharges 109 2
allowed to several distillers for low wines and spirits overcharged 8 16 11
for cyder overcharged 147 5
629 17
(total 265l. 4s. 8d.)
the Collector, London port, for incident charges 433 13 10
ditto for brandy and mum overentered 113 13
(total London port 547l. 7s.d.)
poundage and salaries in the Outports 282 14
incident charges there 139 2
overentries there 12 9 4
(total Outports 434l. 6s. 8d.)
981 14
(total allowed as above 84,713l. 6s. 3d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for 1,030,110 5
total payments and allowance £1,115,096 10 3
and so remains 168,357 2
whereof depending on the Commissioners the nett money remaining unaccompted for 70,387 5 11¾
and remaining in arrear and unpaid by brewers etc. in the Country 33,504 18
ditto by ditto in London:
for beer and ale
4,560 14
for strong waters 1,143 1
for low wines 2,468 3
for coffee 2,832 5 10
for cyder 1,339 4
for ‘meaty’ 488 6
for sweets 327 19
13,159 16 2
arrears unpaid by Collectors and others for the balances of their Accompts etc. (detailed by Collectors etc. and places) 26,064 6
remaining in arrear and unpaid by several Collectors etc. for Duty for the present year to Midsummer 1716 3,346 18 11
and in arrear from Edward Herne, late Collector of Imported Liquors, London port (101l. 9s.d.), and from John Franks and John Courtney upon bond for brandy imported in London port (170l. 2s.) 271 11
3,618 10
ditto for balances due from former and present Collectors in the Outports for moneys in their hands for the Excise on Imported Liquors of the present year 945 4
and in arrear from Richard Butler, late Collector, Plymouth port, for the Duty of Brandy on bond 37 13 4
982 17 19¼
and remaining in arrear and unpaid for balances due in London; detailed:
London distillery
389 19 8
London coffee 329 18
London cyder 142 9
London meaty 447 8
London sweets 6 12 0
1,316 8 8
and upon several bills of exchange drawn upon the Navy Treasurer, detailed 99 6 1
(total in arrear and unpaid by Collectors and others 32,081l. 9s.d.)
and depending on several noblemen and others [as in previous Accounts] 18,723 12
imprest money for incident charges 500 0 0
total of the Supers to balance the Accompt
Declared 30 October 1719.
£168,357 2

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 119 [A.O.1/916/119].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: for a quarter's salary to Richard Ebrall, a deceased Country Accomptant, and two errors in the salary bills 44 18 10¼
remaining in the Commissioners' hands, as at the end of the last preceding Cash Accompt 12,340 5
and depending on the late Sub-Commissioners etc. as at the foot of the said Accompt 53,826 0 2
Receipts: money received out of the Revenues of Excise within the time of this Accompt:
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise before 1 Aug. 1714:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
174 15
Xmas quarter 1715 18 15 10¼
Ladyday quarter 1716 10 5
Midsummer quarter 1716 23 11
227 8
on ditto since 1 Aug. 1714:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
128,181 6 11½
Xmas quarter 1715 10,462 3
138,643 10 0
on ditto before 29 Sept. 1715:
Xmas quarter 1715
54,563 2
Ladyday quarter 1716 2,613 6
Midsummer quarter 1716 213 2
57,389 11
on ditto since 29 Sept. 1715:
Xmas quarter 1715
45,338 6
Ladyday quarter 1716 110,882 13
Midsummer quarter 1716 127,851 3
284,072 3
on the Additional 9d. for 99 years from 25 Jan. 1692–3:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
41,855 9 2
Xmas quarter 1715 34,940 0 0
Ladyday quarter 1716 35,806 9
Midsummer quarter 1716 40,704 14
153,306 13 3
on the Additional 9d. from 17 May 1697 for 16 years, continued 4 Anne:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
46,510 19 1
Xmas quarter 1715 37,067 13
Ladyday quarter 1716 37,378 16
Midsummer quarter 1716 43,222 1
164,179 11 3
on the Additional or Bank 9d. from same date:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
41,855 9
Xmas quarter 1715 34,940 0 1
Ladyday quarter 1716 35,806 9 3
Midsummer quarter 1716 40,704 14
153,306 13
on the Additional 3d. on Beer, Ale, Cyder etc. from 26 March 1710 for 32 years:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
15,715 9
Xmas quarter 1715 13,833 16
Ladyday quarter 1716 13,933 14
Midsummer quarter 1716 15,818 16
59,301 16
on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction from 24 June 1710 for 96 years:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
7,982 17 6
Xmas quarter 1715 8,051 8 10¼
Ladyday quarter 1716 6,817 7
Midsummer 1716 quarter 8,861 2
31,712 16 5
on port of London fines adjudged against brewers etc. from 24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
159 5 5
(total receipts as above 1,042,299l. 9s.d.)
for cash overcharged in the salary bills etc: for errors in the salary bill at Michaelmas 1711 (17l. 10s.) and for Xmas quarter 1711 (7l. 8s. 10¼d.); also for Midsummer quarter 1714 (23l. 15s.); and for a voluntary payment for Duty formerly ‘secretted’ (5l. 7s. 6d.); and for a bill of Exchange in 1714 (4l. 8s.d.); and to several rests in the Cashier's hands for Richard Ebrall's salary and errors in the salary bills, detailed, and for a deposit for Duty on Brandy (25l. 9s.d.); and for errors in the salary bills at Michaelmas quarter 1715 (4l. 11s.d.) 88 11
total charge and receipts £1,108,599 5
Discharge.
Salaries, etc:
George Townesend, Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, James Vernon, John Whetham, Sir William Ashurst, and William Carr, Commissioners of Excise, for a year to Ladyday 1716; Philip Ryley and Whitlock Bulstrode, two others, from Ladyday 1715 to 23 Nov. 1715; Roger Gale and John Brougham, succeeding them, to Ladyday 1716
7,200 0 0
Thomas Goodman, John Shorter, James Mountague, Peter Hussey and Polexfen Drake, five Commissioners for Appeals; year to Ladyday 1716 1,000 0 0
Thomas Hawes, Registrar, and others attending upon the Commissioners for Appeals; same time 180 0 0
Sir Basil Dixwell, bt., Auditor of the Excise, for himself and clerks; same time 700 0 0
Thomas Sidney, Comptroller, ditto, to Michaelmas 1715 and William Burroughs, succeeding him, to Ladyday 1716 1,320 0 0
John Bruere, a clerk in the Comptrollers' Office: year to Ladyday 1716 80 0 0
John Brougham, secretary to the Commissioners, for himself and clerks, to 23 Nov. 1715 inclusive and Edmund Naylor, succeeding him to Ladyday 1716 450 0 0
Thomas Yarburgh, ‘Register’ to the Commissioners, for himself and John Haines, his clerk; year to Ladyday 1716 390 0 0
John Bridges, Receiver General and Cashier, for himself and clerks to 7 Dec. 1715, and to John, Lord Delawarr, and Edward Pauncfort, succeeding him, to Ladyday 1716 1,550 0 0
John Ellis, Solicitor, for his salary and additional salary; year to Ladyday 1716 350 0 0
Thomas White, a Teller, to 7 Dec. 1715 and Richard Hill succeeding him to Ladyday 1716 80 0 0
Mary Howard, Housekeeper, and Elizabeth Gibbons, Deputy Housekeeper; year to Lady day 1716 250 0 0
John Matthew, Clerk of the Securities, to 3 June 1715 and John Lawton, succeeding him, to Lady day 1716 100 0 0
and to the several under Officers etc. 11,807 1 1
Thomas Frederick, for the rent of his house in St. Olave, Old Jury, London 264 0 0
Thomas Porter, for coach houses and stables 50 0 0
25,771 1 1
(The above is charged as follows:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 12,063l. 16s.d.; out of the 9d. for 99 years 3,939l. 4s. 9d.; out of the 16 years 9d. continued 4,057l. 17s.d.; out of the Bank 9d. 3,939l. 4s. 9d.; out of the Additional 3d. 1,354l. 17s. 4d.; out of the Duty on Low Wines 416l.)
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others, detailed
5,499 10 9
(This is charged as follows:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 2,624l. 6s. 11¼d.; out of the 9d. for 99 years 845l. 7s.d.; out of the 16 years' 9d. continued 845l. 7s.d.; out of the Bank 9d. 845l. 7s. 6½d.; out of the Additional 3d. 295l. 3s. 7d.; out of Low Wines 43l. 17s. 7d.)
pensions etc. payable from the Excise:
provision for the Prince of Wales under Letters Patent of 1 Oct. 2 George I; three quarters to Midsummer 1716
30,000 0 0
Charles, Duke of Cleveland, for his pension; year to Ladyday 1716 3,000 0 0
George, Duke of Northumberland, for his pension; same time 3,000 0 0
Charles, Duke of Grafton, for his pension of 2,000l. per an. and the Duchess Dowager of Grafton for her pension of 1,000l. per an; same time 3,000 0 0
the Countess of Granville, for her pension of 1,500l. per an., and Katherine, Lady Dowager Gower, mother and guardian of John, Lord Gower, for his pension of 1,500l; same time 3,000 0 0
Henry, Earl of Grantham, for his pension; same time 2,000 0 0
payments by special Treasury Warrants: Inferior Officers' Taxes 1,055 3 0
John Bridges, late Cashier, for his charges of paying money into the Exchequer 215 15
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, and John Bridges, late Cashier, for a clerk 46 7
1,317 5
(The above are charged out of the following:
Hereditary and Temporary Excise, 800l. 10s.d., 90l. 4s.d. and 22l. 2s.d.; the 99 years 9d. 162l. 3s. 11d., 31l. 14s.d. and 7l. 2s.d.; the 16 years 9d. continued 162l. 3s. 11½d., 34l. 13s.d. and 7l. 2s. 6d.; the Bank 9d. 162l. 3s. 10¾d., 31l. 14s.d. and 7l. 2s. 6d.; the Additional 3d. 56l. 12s.d., 16l. 1s. 10½d. and 2l. 9s.d.; Low Wines 8l. 8s.d., 11l. 7s.d. and 7s.d.)
balances due to Collectors for money paid for beer and spirits exported and for overcharges:
to Charles Frith, late Collector, Sheffield Collection and to John Meadows, late ditto, Oxford Collection, for balances due on their Accompts
14 19
to the South Sea Company, for malt spirits exported; Goodery Wildy, for cyder; the African Company, for malt spirits; to several persons for ale; John Mapletoft, for strong ale; Thomas Peale, for cyder; Francis Pitt, for ditto; Sherman Godfrey, for malt spirits; Sir Charles Cox, for strong beer; Marmaduke Bromley for ditto; Thomas Reyner, for ditto; Sherman Godfrey, for malt spirits; Walter Griffith, for cyder; Arrowsmith and Cooke, for ditto; Sherman Godfrey, for malt spirits; Richard Smart, for ditto; John Richardson, for strong beer; Joseph Bonnyman, for cyder; the African Company, for malted spirits; Richard Taylor, for strong beer; more to Walter Griffith, for cyder 240 10
overcharges: to Thomas Stibbs, John Hassell, Joseph Helby, William Cross, Joseph Nutt, Edward Godfrey, Edmund Halsey, William Stammers, Thomas Watson, William Hicks, Thomas Dennis, William Brickwell, Joseph Lockwood, Jeremiah Junnins, Henry Mace, Wilfred Grisdale, Thomas Edwards, Thomas Cole and May, John Worley, Theophilus Blyke, Abraham Lercher, Thomas Tatlock, Thomas Pearce, Thomas Cooke, Sir John Parsons 159 19
415 9
(This is charged as follows:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 193l. 0s.d.; out of the 99 years 9d. 45l. 13s.d.; out of the 16 years 9d. 45l. 13s.d.; out of the Bank 9d. 45l. 13s.d.; out of the Additional 3d. 47l. 12s.d.; out of Low Wines 37l. 16s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates, out of the following:
the Hereditary and Temporary Excise after 1 Aug. 1714 and before and after 29 Sept. 1715 for the King's life and for the 3,700l. weekly for annuities
415,057 6
the Additional 9d. for 99 years 146,505 7
the Additional 9d. for 16 years continued 156,573 5 9
the Additional or Bank 9d. from 17 May 1697 146,505 7 3
the Additional 3d. from 25 March 1710 56,874 7
the Duty on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction and Sweets after 24 June 1710 30,928 7 1
the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for the late Queen's life before 1 Aug. 1714 500 0 0
ditto for the life of the late King William III 2 14
more out of the Additional 9d. from 17 May 1697 0 17 8
and for part of the fines and penalties against Brewers etc. in London 159 5 5
953,106 19 0
(total of the above 1,030,110l. 5s.d.)
allowed for a quarter's salary to the late Richard Ebrall and two errors in the salary bills 44 18 10¼
total payments and allowances £1,030,155 4
and so remains 78,444 1
whereof depending on sundry late Commissioners of Excise and others before 25 Dec. 1660 32,605 6
and on divers late Subcommissioners and Farmers of Excise, and on Sir Stephen Evance, late Commissioner 21,220 13
53,826 0 2
and depending on the Commissioners:
for money imprested to the Cashier
500 0 0
for money arising out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise before 1 Aug. 1714 73 11 11
for ditto out of ditto before 29 Sept. 1715 233 0
for ditto out of ditto since 29 Sept. 1715 10,279 10
for ditto out of the Additional 9d. for 99 years 3,118 9 4
for ditto out of the Additional 9d. for 16 years, continued 3,865 7 10¼
for ditto out of the Additional or Bank 9d. 3,118 9
for ditto out of the Additional 3d. 1,537 9
for ditto out of the Duty on Low Wines 1,892 1 11¾
for ditto out of the Duty on Low Wines to 24 March 1705–6 (½d.), the Additional or Double 9d. to 24 July 1692 (9½d.) and the Duty of 2s. a gallon on Brandy (1¼d.) 0 0 11¼
24,618 0 10¾
£78,444 1
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT DUTIES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 1 [A.O.1/1080/739/1].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Receipts: the whole produce of the Duty on Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry in England etc. within the time of this Accompt:
Gross produce of the Country Inland Collections:
for Malt at 6d. a bushel
686,417 17 2
for cyder at 4s. a hogshead 13,787 14
compounders 4,224 0
the King's part of fines 366 14 3
interest on bills of exchange returned and protest 5 10
surcharges from the Examiner's Office, London 1 0
malt illegally disposed of by a compounder 8 10 0
704,491 6
gross produce in London port:
for malt at 6d. a bushel
217 3 0
for cyder at 4s. a hogshead 4 13 3
for mum at 10s. a barrel 218 5
440 1
gross produce in London:
for malt at 6d. a bushel
746 7 10¼
for cyder at 4s. a hogshead 1,245 0
surcharges in cyder ledger 0 0
1,991 8 10¾
gross produce in the Outports:
mum at 10s. a barrel
52 5 10½
cyder at 4s. a hogshead 33 14
86 0
London fines 62 2 0
(total produce as above 707,070l. 19s.d.)
Over-balances, detailed by Collectors and places 257 13 11½
money added proper to Arrear Accompt, being overpaid on this General Accompt 185 14
total charge and receipts £707,514 8
Discharge.
salaries, etc.:
to sundry Collectors in the Country
39,992 10
for riding charges in Country Collections 2,216 13 0
taxes assessed on Officers 2,007 18 3
incident charges disbursed by Collectors, etc. 724 19 10½
charges in returning money to London 404 0 1
paid poundage in the Outports 6 6 9
incidents in London port 1 0 0
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, John Whetham and John Brougham, four Commissioners, for travelling to view 195 0 11¼
45,548 9 5
allowances for malt and cyder exported, overcharges and by Justices' Warrants:
allowed for malt and cyder exported as by debentures
40,836 18 0
allowed as by Justices' Warrants 2,177 10
allowed for mum overentered in London port 0 19
allowed for cyder overcharged there 75 7
43,090 15 10¾
(total allowed as above 88,639l. 5s.d.)
ready money received and particularly-accompted for 313,181 19
total payments and allowances £401,821 4 5
and so remains 305,693 3
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry malsters etc. in the Country 26 550 18
and remaining due from sundry malsters etc. in London 2 0 6
and remaining due from sundry Country Collectors 2,587 16
29,140 15
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands 9,999 16
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, for cash received after Midsummer 1716 266,068 11
ditto on the accompts of sundry Collectors in the Outports, for ditto 68 18
ditto on accompt of London port (22l. 18s. 9d.) and on accompt of sundry malsters etc. in London (392l. 3s.d.), received after Midsummer 1716 415 2
276,552 8
£305,693 3
Declared 29 February 1719–20.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MALT: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 120 [A.O.1/916/120].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands out of the following:
out of the Duty on Malt etc. commencing 24 June 1715, none, this being the first Accompt
nil
out of ditto to 23 June 1715 5,552 18
out of ditto to 23 June 1714 23 5 1
out of ditto to 23 June 1713 227 3 2
out of ditto to 23 June 1712 508 14 10¾
out of ditto to 23 June 1711 160 18
out of ditto to 23 June 1710 31 0 1
out of ditto to 23 June 1703 0 0
out of ditto on Sweets for 99 years from 25 March 1707 23 5
out of the Old Duty on Malt and Leather (determined 20 July 1699 and 20 April 1700 respectively) 0 0
6,527 6 4
and remaining upon Thomas Tresham, a late Officer of Excise [as in previous Accounts] 682 9 0
Receipts: money received out of the various Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry within the time of this Account:
out of the Duty on Malt commencing 24 June 1715
323,181 15
out of ditto to 23 June 1715 220,240 9 3
out of ditto to 23 June 1714 274 7
out of ditto to 23 June 1713 49 0
out of ditto to 23 June 1712 303 18
out of ditto to 23 June 1711, 1710 and 1707 2 17
out of the Duty on Sweets 229 11 11¾
544,281 19 5
total charge and receipts £551,491 14 9
Discharge.
Salaries etc.:
Sir Basil Dixwell, bt., Auditor for the Duty on Malt etc.; three quarters to Ladyday 1716
45 0 0
Thomas Sidney, Comptroller for this Duty; and for his Deputy and two clerks; year to Ladyday 1716 140 0 0
the Assistant Accomptants, Clerk of Securities, Correspondents etc., detailed 706 8 0
the Chief Examiner of the Country Officer's books and other Examiners; the Receivor and two Billmen, the Doorkeeper for salary paid to Examiners; and the Receivors General 643 14
the Auditor, for an additional clerk; the widow of Edward Lerpiniere, Deputy Auditor; Edward Pauncfort, late Cashier, for a clerk; John Bridges, late ditto, for ditto 101 5 0
1,636 7
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others, detailed 3,019 6 5
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes
169 2 6
John Bridges, late Cashier, for Exchequer fees etc. 119 12 6
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for ditto 31 18 10½
320 13 10½
payments for overbalances:
on the Duty to 23 June 1710
31 0 1
on ditto to 23 June 1712 108 17
on ditto to 23 June 1715 51 9
191 6 6
payments for cyder overcharged and for sweets overcharged 8 18
payments for malt exported:
on the Duty from 24 June 1715
1,111 12 6
on ditto to 23 June 1715 879 7 6
on ditto to 23 June 1714 122 19 6
2,113 19 6
(total for overbalances and exports etc. 2,314l. 4s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Duty commencing 24 June 1715
309,333 2 6
out of arrears of ditto to 23 June 1715 222,653 19 0
out of ditto of ditto to 23 June 1712 701 11 6
out of ditto of ditto to 23 June 1711 128 19 10
out of the Duty on Sweets for 99 years from 25 March 1707 229 2
533,046 15
total payments and allowances £540,337 7
and so remains 11,154 7
whereof depending on Thomas Tresham, for money paid by his fraudulent procurement to a wrong hand 682 9 0
and on the Commissioners:
out of the Malt Duties from 23 June 1715
9,999 16
out of ditto to 23 June 1715 31 19
out of ditto to 23 June 1714 149 8 3
out of ditto to 23 June 1713 276 3
out of ditto to 23 June 1712 2 3 10¼
out of the Duty on Sweets from 25 March 1707 12 6
out of the Duty on Malt to 20 July 1699 0 0
out of the Leather Duty to 20 April 1700 0 0
10,471 18
£11,154 7
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: HOPS: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 5 [A.O.1/1080/739/5].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

1 August 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money, received in part of the produce of the Duty on Hops to 31 July 1715 2,142 12 3
remaining due from sundry hop-planters in the country Collections 1,599 0
resting due from sundry present Country Collectors 121 15
3,863 7 11¾
Receipts: the whole Produce of the Duty on Hops in England etc., 1 Aug. 1715 to 24 June 1716 44,981 6 5
Overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places 104 16
and proper to the succeeding General Accompt 50 0 0
total charge and receipts £48,999 10 10½
Discharge.
Overbalances due to Country Collectors 28 1
salaries etc.:
salaries to Collectors etc. in the Country
1,104 0
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc. 110 8 4
charges of returning money to London 20 0 11½
1,234 10
allowances for exports and by Justices' Warrants:
allowed for hops exported
1,335 14 7
allowed as by Justices Warrants in the Country 12 12 5
1,348 7 0
(total allowed as above 2,582l. 17s.d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for 39,073 13
total payments and allowances £41,684 11
and so remains 7,314 19
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry hop-planters etc. in the Country 2,646 8 7
and remaining due from sundry Country collectors 23 6 10¼
2,669 15
resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands 1,150 14 9
ditto on accompt of sundry Collectors, for money received after 24 June 1716 3,494 8 11
4,645 3 8
£7,314 19
Declared 22 April 1723.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: HOPS: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 121 [A.O.1/916/121].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as at the end of the last preceding Cash Accompt 289 3 11
Receipts: money received out of the Duty on Hops:
for the Duty from 1 June 1711
2,535 18
for the Duty from 1 Aug. 1715 37,399 5 10
39,935 4
total charge and receipts £40,224 8
Discharge.
Salaries for half a year to Ladyday 1716:
Anthony Cossens and John Tooker, Accomptants General, 20l.; Henry Wilcox, Assistant Accomptant 30l.; Richard Bennett, Assistant to the Clerk of the Securities 20l.; the Auditors' clerk 6l.; the Comptroller's clerk 6l.; John, Lord Delawarr and Edward Pauncfort, Receivors General, for themselves and clerks (from 8 Dec. 1715) 5l. 10s. 4d.
87 10 4
payments to tradesmen and others, detailed; Michaelmas 1714 to Ladyday 1716 436 3 11¼
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes 21l.; Exchequer charges 3l. 12s. 1d.; the Comptroller's and Auditor's clerks 47l. 5s. 4d.; Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for a clerk 35l. 7s.d.; John Bridges, late Cashier, for ditto, 9l. 16s.d.
117 1
payments upon debentures for hops exported 1,610 5
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Duty from 1 June 1711
798 19 3
out of the Duty from 1 August 1715 36,023 13 3
(total paid into the Exchequer 36,822l. 12s. 6d.)
total payments and allowances £39,073 13
and so remains 1,150 14 9
whereof depending on Gervas Clarke, doorkeeper, for money imprested for incident charges 100 0 0
and on the Commissioners 1,050 14 9
£1,150 14 9
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CANDLES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 2 [A.O.1/1080/739/2].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining due in nett money, received in part of the produce of the Duties on Candles to 24 June 1715 12,340 4
remaining due from sundry tallow chandlers etc. in the several Country Collections 784 6 0
ditto from ditto in London 68 6 5
and resting due from sundry present Country Collectors 45 3 11¾
13,238 0 11¼
Receipts: the whole Produce of the Duties on Candles, 24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716 in England, Wales and Berwick on Tweed:
the produce of the whole revenues of Candles in the Country Collections
89,131 3 5
ditto within London, Westminster and the Bills of Mortality 41,759 5
130,890 8
Overbalances (including 7l. 6s. 9d. applied to the accompt of Humphrey Thomas, late Collector in Hants. Collection, on his misclaiming salary in the Soap Accompt for 1715), detailed by Collectors and places 177 3
total charge and receipts £144,305 13
Discharge.
Overbalances due to several Country Collectors 135 15
salaries, etc:
to sundry Country Collectors etc.
7,585 12
for riding charges, Sheffield Collection 25 4 0
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc. 210 18
taxes assessed on Officers 377 7 3
charges in returning money to London 45 13
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Mountagu, John Whetham and John Brougham, four Commissioners, for travelling charges 72 17
8,317 12
allowances for exports, by Justices Warrants and for overcharges:
allowed to persons in the Country the Duty of candles exported as by debentures
1,546 14
allowed for as per Warrants of Justices in the Country 2 10 11
allowed the Duty overcharged in London 11 1 3
1,560 6 10¾
(total allowed as above 9,877l. 19s.d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for 120,331 7
total payments and allowances £130,345 1 11¼
and so remains 13,960 11
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry tallow chandlers etc. in the Country 765 12
ditto ditto in London 96 12
and resting due from sundry Country Collectors 138 11
1,000 16 8
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands 794 13
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 1716 8,528 6
ditto on accompt of sundry tallow chandlers etc. in London, ditto 3,494 1
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, ditto proper to Accompt ended 24 June 1715 126 4 3
ditto on accompt of sundry tallow chandlers etc. in London, ditto, proper to Accompts ended 24 June 1712, 1713, 1714 and 1715 12 12
part of a candle bill ‘writ of’ to calicoes 15 Sept. 1714 (11s.d.) and cash due from George Richmond, Collector of Wales Middle (3l. 5s.d.) 3 16 7
12,959 14
£13,960 11
Declared 29 February 1719–20.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CANDLES: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 123 [A.O.1/916/123].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as at the end of the last preceding Cash Accompt 1,224 10 10¼
Receipts: money received out of the Duties upon Candles within the time of this Accompt:
on Candles commenced 1 May 1710
2,625 5
on ditto 25 March 1711 59,915 14
on ditto 1 June 1715 57,294 12
on accompt of London fines 65 18 0
119,901 9
total charge and receipts £121,126 0 5
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Salaries to the Officers, clerks and others:
Isaac Hide, Accomptant General; year to Ladyday 1716
70 0 0
Thomas Wyvill, Accomptant for London and the Country: same time 97 10 0
assistant accomptants, clerks, doorkeeper, examiners etc., detailed 2,678 13
2,846 3
(the above is charged as follows: to the Duty from 1 May 1710 138l. 13s.d.; to ditto from 25 March 1711 1,423l. 1s.d.; to ditto from 1 May 1715 1,284l. 8s.d.)
payments to tradesmen and others for work and materials
1,697 14
(the above is charged as follows: to the Duty from 1 May 1710 324l. 7s.d.; to ditto from 25 March 1711 848l. 17s.d.; to ditto from 1 May 1715 542l. 9s.d.)
payments by special Treasury Warrant:
Inferior Officers' taxes (out of the Duty from 1 May 1710 36l. 10s.; out of ditto from 25 March 1711 112l. 10s.; out of ditto from 1 May 1715 76l.)
225 0 0
John Bridges, late Cashier, for Exchequer fees etc. (out of the Duty from 1 May 1710 8l. 4s.d.; out of ditto from 25 March 1711 15l. 17s.d.; out of ditto from 1 May 1715 4l. 17s.d.) 28 19
the Comptroller's and Auditor's clerks for their salaries (out of the Duty from 1 May 1710 100l. 18s. 8d.; out of ditto from 25 March 1711 94l. 10s. 8d.; out of ditto from 1 May 1715 3l. 12s.) 199 1 4
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for two clerks on this Duty and Hops, 7 June 1710 to 13 December 1714 (out of the Duty from 25 March 1711) 194 7 10½
John Bridges, late Cashier, for two clerks 14 Dec. 1714 to 7 Dec. 1715 (out of the Duty from 1 May 1710 8l. 5s.d.; out of ditto from 25 March 1711 21l. 7s. 11¾d.; out of ditto from 1 May 1715 13l. 2s.d.) 42 15 11¾
690 4 11¾
payments for candles exported:
out of the Duty from 1 May 1710
23 19 2
out of ditto from 25 March 1711 132 14 11
out of ditto from 1 May 1715 105 9 1
262 3 2
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
on the Duty on Candles from 1 May 1710
2,472 13 5
on ditto from 25 March 1711 57,273 1 10½
on ditto from 1 May 1715 55,023 7 7
and in part of fines and penalties 65 18 0
114,835 0 10½
£120,331 7
and so remains 794 13
whereof depending on William Taylor, late doorkeeper, for money imprested to him for incident charges 100 0 0
and on John Gibbons, for the like 50 0 0
and on the Commissioners 644 13
£794 13
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GILT AND SILVER WIRE AND STARCH: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 4 [A.O.1/1080/739/4].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money, received in part of the produce of the Duties on Gilt and Silver Wire to 24 June 1715 4,231 3
remaining due from sundry Starch makers etc. in the Country Collections 269 18
ditto from ditto in London 22 11
and resting due from sundry present Country Collectors 18 13
4,542 7 3
Receipts: the whole produce of the Duties on Gilt and Silver Wire and Starch, 24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716, in England etc.:
for the produce of British Starch growing Duty in the Country
3,863 4 1
for ditto of the whole revenues of Gilt and Silver Wire within London, Westminster and Bills of Mortality 12,627 6
for cash repaid John Errington for allowances made by Justices Warrants whose judgments were reversed in the King's Bench 12 13 10
16,503 4
Overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places 26 12 3
total charge and receipts £21,072 3
Discharge.
Overbalances due to Collectors 19 8 7
salaries, etc.:
to sundry Collectors etc., for salaries in the Country
55 9
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc. 25 4 5
charges of returning money to London 2 12 0
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., a Commissioner, for his charges in travelling to view 0 10 0
83 15 11¾
money accompted for in the General Accompt of Soap, etc., but proper to this Accompt 0 0
allowances for exports etc.:
allowed for starch exported as by debentures
66 13 8
allowed as by Justices' Warrants in the Country 40 15 11½
allowed the Duty of Starch overcharged in London 3 3 4
110 12 11½
ready money received and particularly accompted for 17,095 15
total payments and allowances £17,309 13
and so remains 3,762 10
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid of the Duty on Starch by sundry starchmakers in the Country 212 7
resting in arrear and unpaid by sundry starch makers in London 207 4
remaining due from sundry Country Collectors 32 5 1
451 17
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands 177 19 11½
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 1716 922 1
ditto on accompt of sundry refiners and starch makers in London, received after 24 June 1716 2,210 11
3,310 13
3,762 10
Declared 15 February 1720–21.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GILT AND SILVER WIRE AND STARCH: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 122.

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as at the end of the last preceding Cash Accompt 287 3
Receipts: money received out of the Duties upon Gold and Silver Wire and Starch within the time of this Accompt: 16,986 11
total charge and receipts £17,273 15
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Salaries, etc. of the several clerks and under officers:
Midsummer 1715
87 16 3
Michaelmas 1715 86 12
Xmas 1715 87 19 9
Ladyday 1716 103 15
and for the Comptrollers', Auditors' and Cashiers' clerks 38 2
404 6
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others 193 6
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes; one and a half years to Ladyday 1716
29 18 10¼
John Bridges, late Cashier, for Exchequer fees etc. 9 14
39 13 4
allowance for gilt and silver wire exported 1,879 13
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates (including 2l. 10s. for part of fines and penalties) 14,578 15
total payments and allowances £17,095 15
and so remains 177 19 11½
whereof depending upon the Commissioners 177 19 11½
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SOAP, PAPER ETC.. GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 3 [A.O.1/1080/739/3]

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money, received in part of the produce of the Duties on Soap etc. to 24 June 1715 35,740 4
remaining due from sundry soap boilers etc. in the Country Collections 8,169 2 11
ditto from ditto in London 1,789 3
resting due from sundry Country Collectors 190 18 4
45,889 8
Receipts: the whole produce of the Duties on Soap etc., 24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716 in England etc.:
the growing Duty of Soap, Paper, ‘Callicoes’ and Starch within London, Westminster and the Bills of Mortality
123,742 19
ditto in the several Country Collections 93,678 4
217,421 3 11
added to cash the fractional parts less than ¼d. overpaid (1¼d.), more overpaid proper to Candle Duty (11s.d.), a drawback on ‘Callicoes’ overpaid (10s.), a repayment to John Errington, Collector of Derby Collection for allowances by Justices' Warrants whose judgments were reversed in the King's Bench (12l. 13s. 10d.) and more proper to Gold and Silver Wire and Starch Duty (6¼d.) 13 15
Overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places 254 16
total charge and receipts £263,579 4 3
Discharge.
Overbalances on preceding Accompts 218 16
salaries etc.:
to Collectors etc., for salaries in the Country
2,959 8
taxes assessed on Officers 125 13 0
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc. 157 0
charges of returning money to London 13 17
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, John Whetham and John Brougham, four Commissioners, for travelling charges to view 60 9
3,316 8
allowances for exports, soap consumed, by Justices' Warrants, in the country, Over-entries and overcharges in London:
allowed the Duties of Soap, Paper, Callicoes etc. exported as by debentures
1,171 6
allowed to persons in the Country for soap consumed in the Woollen manufactures (one third of the Old Duty and the whole Additional Duty) 7,215 12
allowed for overcharges as by Justices' Warrants in the Country 96 5 11¼
allowed for overcharges in London 45 14
allowed for arrears on the Duty on ‘Callicoes’ in London discharged by the Commissioners' Orders 1,388 17
allowed cash overpaid, proper to Candles, from the preceding year's Accompt 0 11
9,918 7 11¾
ready money received and particularly accompted for 197,710 3
total payments and allowances £211,163 17
and so remains 52,415 6 11¾
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry makers etc. in the Country 7,585 11
ditto by ditto in London 589 6 5
and resting due from sundry Country Collectors 305 2 1
8,480 0
and resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands 6,126 19 11¾
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 1716 18,943 17 11
ditto on accompt of sundry Soapmakers etc. in London, received after 24 June 1716 18,864 8 11¼
43,935 6 9
£52,415 6 11¾
Declared 15 February 1720–21.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SOAP, PAPER ETC.: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 124 [A.O.1/916/124].

The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as at the end of the previous Accompt 2,065 12
Receipts: money received out of the Duties on Soap etc. within the time of this Accompt:
soap etc. commenced 10 June 1712
119,965 15
ditto commenced 2 Aug. 1714 81,799 17 6
Received back for a drawback on calicoes overpaid out of Duty commenced 10 June 1712 10 0
money received on accompt of London fines 5 7 9
201,771 10 11¼
total charge and receipts £203,837 3 8
Discharge.
Salaries to the several clerks and others:
Midsummer quarter 1715
591 7
Michaelmas 1715 640 19
Xmas 1715 654 12 1
Ladyday 1716 716 4
more to the same by special Warrants 389 8
2,992 11 10
(out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 1,875l. 1s.d. out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 1,117l. 10s.d.)
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others:
Xmas quarter 1714
305 5 2
Ladyday quarter 1715 191 2
Midsummer quarter 1715 192 6
Michaelmas quarter 1715 285 6 4
Xmas quarter 1715 226 10 3
Ladyday quarter 1716 219 16
1,420 7
(out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 807l. 4s.d.; out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 613l. 2s.d.)
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes, half year to Ladyday 1715; ditto, year to Ladyday 1716; (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 105l. 0s.d.; out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 71l. 5s. 5d.)
176 6
paid by John Bridges, late Cashier, for Exchequer fees etc., 20 Dec. 1714 to 6 Dec. 1715 (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 24l. 15s. 1d. out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 16l. 16s.d.) 41 11
217 17 10¼
payments to several persons for soap, paper, etc., exported (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 2,924l. 6s.d. out of the ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 2,923l. 15s.d.) 5,848 1
allowance for soap consumed in the woollen manufactures (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 652l. 12s. 5d.; out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 760l. 10s.d.) and for overcharges (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 46l. 15s.d.; out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 2s.d.) 1,460 0 11½
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Duty from 10 June 1712
110,814 8 4
out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 74,951 8
fines and penalties adjudged against soap boilers 5 7 9
185,771 4
total payments and allowances £197,710 3
and so remains 6,126 19 11¾
whereof depending on Gervas Clarke for money imprested for incident charges 300 0 0
and on John Gibbons for the like 50 0 0
and on the Commissioners 5,776 19 11¾
£6,126 19 11¾
Declared 3 July 1718.