Declared Accounts: Hawkers and Pedlars

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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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Hawkers and Pedlars


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1425, ROLL 20 [A.O.1/1425/20].

George Townsend, junior, Montague Bacon and Francis Brown, Commissioners for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars and Petty Chapmen.

23 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being their first Accompt nil
but depending on several persons at the foot of the final Accompt of the late Commissioners 1,999 0 5
Receipts: money arising within the time of this Accompt for licences to Hawkers etc.:
for 2,235 licences for a year to Midsummer 1716 at 4l. each
8,940 0 0
for licences to travel with 185 horses ditto at 4l. each horse 740 0 0
for 2,040 single foot licences at 12d. each 102 0 0
for 185 licences for travelling with that number of horses at 2s. each 18 10 0
for the charge of 10 bonds for securing the latter moiety of the Duty at 12d. each bond 0 10 0
total charges and receipts £11,800 0 5
Salaries: to George Townsend, junior, Montague Bacon and Francis Browne, Commissioners, 300l.; to Hadley Doyley, Solicitor, 50l.; to Philip Sanderson, Cashier, to Xmas 1715 and Thomas Tomkins succeeding him 90l.; to clerks detailed, 100l.; to the Riding Surveyor General and seven Riding Surveyors, named, 900l.; to the three Surveyors for London and Westminster, named, 150l.; and to a messenger, named, 30l. 1,620 0 0
allowance for prompt payment of the latter moiety of 2,225 licences for the time of this Accompt (445l.) and of 185 licences for travelling with 185 horses (37l.) 482 0 0
necessary and incident charges, detailed 465 17 10½
(total for salaries, prompt payment and incidents as above 2,567l. 17s. 10½d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 7,012 10 0
total payments and allowances £9,580 7 10½
and so remains 2,219 12
against which depending for money in arrear, Midsummer 1697 to Midsummer 1715 1,999 0 5
£ s. d.
and for money in arrear for licences granted within the time of this Accompt, detailed 10 0 0
and on Richard Harrington, messenger, for money imprested 38 0 0
and on William Este, Riding Surveyor General, for money received by him and remaining in his hands 33 18 6
81 18 6
total of the supers aforesaid £2080 18 11
and so the Accomptants are Indebted
Declared 7 August 1718.
138 13
Auditor's Memorandum: certain Riding Surveyors, named, are accomptable for several licences within the time of the late Commissioners with which they were entrusted to deliver to Hawkers etc. trading in the Country; William Este is likewise accomptable for several licences within the time of this Accompt. The respective bonds for securing these Duties remain in the Solicitor's hands.