Declared Accounts: Hawkers and Pedlars

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 31, 1717. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.

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Hawkers and Pedlars


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1425, ROLL 21 [A.O.1/1425/21].

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

24 June 1716 to 24 June 1717.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the determination of their last Accompt 138 13
depending on sundry persons as at the foot of the said last Accompt 2,080 18 11
2,219 12
Receipts: money arising within the time of this Accompt under the Acts for licensing Hawkers, Pedlars and Petty Chapmen:
for 2,337 licences at 4l. each licence
9,348 0 0
for travelling wiˆth 194 horses at 4l. each horse 776 0 0
for fees for 2,135 single foot licences at 12d. each 106 15 0
for fees of 194 licences for travelling with the like number of horses at 2s. each 19 8 0
for the charge of eight bonds for securing the latter moiety of the Duty at 12d. each bond 0 8 0
10,250 11 0
total charge and receipts £12,470 3
Salaries: George Townsend, junior, Montague Bacon and Francis Brown, Commissioners, 300l.; Thomas Tomkins, ashier, 90l.; Hadley Doyley, Solicitor, 50l.; Jacob Imbert and James Hustler, clerks, 100l.; nine Riding Surveyors, named, 900l.; three Surveyors for London and Westminster etc. named, 150l.; Robert Sale, messenger, 30l. 1,620 0 0
£ s. d.
money allowed for prompt payment of the latter moiety of this Duty:
for prompt payment of 4,658l. on 2,329 licences at 2s. per 1l.
465 16 0
for ditto of 388l. on 194 licences for travelling with 194 horses; same rate 38 16 0
504 12 0
incident charges: office necessaries; copies of Acts of Parliament; postage etc.; inquiries into the sufficiency of sureties; Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee (25l.) and other disbursements, detailed 517 9 3
(total of the charges as above for managing these Duties 2,642l. 1s. 3d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 7,500 0 0
total payments and allowances £10,142 1 3
and so remains 2,328 2
whereof depending on sundry persons for money or licences unaccounted for:
arrears due at Midsummer 1715
1,999 0 5
arrears due at Midsummer 1716 (money due upon bonds 10l.; money imprested 38l.; and on William Este, late Riding Surveyor 33l. 18s. 6d.) 81 18 6
arrears due at Midsummer 1717 (on Jacob Harrison, late a Surveyor in the country) 129 12 0
2,210 10 11
and so the Accomptants are indebted 117 11
Auditor's memorandum.—The persons hereafter named, late Riding Surveyors, are accountable for several licences which they were intrusted to deliver within the time of the Accompt to Midsummer 1715:
James Marbury for 62 licences; Francis Nelson for 50 licences and John Whitley for 15 licences (numbers given).
William Este, another Riding Surveyor, is accountable for 11 licences which he was intrusted to deliver within the time of the last Accompt (numbers given).
The bonds for securing these Duties remain in the Solicitor's hands.
Declared 17 April 1719.