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Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches

Pages cdxxv-cdxxvi

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

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Hackney Coaches

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HACKNEY AND STAGE COACHES.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1327, ROLL 22 [A.O.1/1327/22].

Edward Wharton, Receiver General of the money arising by licensing Hackney Coaches and Chairs.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end of his last Accompt 16 16 0
and depending on sundry hackney coachmen in arrear for the rent of their licences and for the King's moiety of several forfeitures as at the foot of the said last Accompt. 725 0 0
Receipts: money arising and growing due and received by the Accomptant within the time of this Accompt:
for the rent of 800 hackney-coach licences at 5s. a week each
10,400 0 0
for the King's moiety of six forfeitures at 5l. each 15 0 0
for ditto of fourteen forfeitures at 2l. each 14 0 0
for ditto of one forfeiture at 10s. 0 5 0
10,429 5 0
money arising by licensing and regulating hackney-chairs:
for the rent of 300 hackney-chair licences at 10s. per an. each
150 0 0
for the King's moiety of two forfeitures at 2l. each 2 0 0
152 0 0
total charge and receipts £11,323 1 0
Discharge.
Salaries, etc.:
John Way, Thomas Sutton and More Molyneux, three Commissioners; year to Midsummer 1716
300 0 0
Daniel Blake and George Clerk, two more to 8 Oct. 1715; and Charles Barnard and John Idle, succeeding them, to Midsummer 1716 200 0 0
Edward Wharton, Receiver: year to Midsummer 1716 62 0 0
Charles Bolton, Register and Clerk; same time 50 0 0
Humphrey Wanley, Housekeeper and Surveyor, to Xmas 1715 and James Cooke, succeeding him, to Midsummer 1716 40 0 0
George Edes and Richard Colton, Messengers; year to Midsummer 1716 80 0 0
Edward Dickenson and William Kempe, Streetkeepers; same time 70 0 0
802 0 0
rent:
Mrs. Joyce Collins for the Office in Surry Street in the Strand
38 0 0
Peter Balslow, Doctor in Physick, for a house in George Street in York Buildings designed for a new Office; three quarters to Midsummer 1716 33 15 0
71 15 0
incident charges, detailed 402 13 4
taxes upon salaries 50 2 6
Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee 15 0 0
(total charges of managing this Revenue 1,341l. 10s. 10d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates:
on hackney coaches
8,802 0 0
on hackney chairs 150 0 0
8,952 0 0
total payments and allowances £10,293 10 10
and so remains 1,029 10 2
whereof depending on several hackney and stage-coachmen for arrears and for the King's moiety of forfeitures 725 0 0
[For details, see Vol. XXV, p. cdxxxiii; also Mary Whitehead, Joshua Dillon and Richard Seymour for the rent of three hackney-coach licences for Midsummer quarter 1715] and so this Accomptant is Indebted
Declared 19 January 1716–17.
304 10 2