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Declared Accounts: Stamp Duties

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 32, 1718. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1962.

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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES ETC.: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2176, ROLL 160 [A.O.1/2176/160].

William Ashhurst, Comptroller and Accomptant General of the Duties on Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper, etc.

Henry Montague, Register etc. of the Rates upon moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices.

2 August 1717 to 2 August 1718.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of several persons particularly named at the foot of the last General Accompt 91,900 16 42/3
Receipts: money due and payable for the several Duties for Stamps etc. impressed on Vellum, Parchment and Paper within the time of this Accompt:
for the Third Continued Duty and Additional Duty:
for stamps impressed or made for ready money at the Head Office
65,015 0 10
for stamps put on vellum etc. delivered to the warehouse-keeper for the supply of the Country 40,190 16 8
for the Duties on Entries made by Secondaries etc. 293 0 0
money raised by penalties for deeds executed before they were stampt 75 0 0
the University Registers for the Duties entered by them for Degrees 686 0 0
the value of parchment, paper and prints provided for furnishing the Country and lodges with the Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Goods. 2,892 12
the profit arising by discompt allowed thereon by the stationers 1,052 9 2
the profit on the retail of goods in North Britain 0 15 95/6
110,205 14 9⅓
for the New Duty on Stampt Vellum etc. and on Cards and Dice 1711:
for stamps imprest etc. at the Head Office for ready money
5,446 19 1
for stamps put on vellum etc. delivered to the Warehouse-keeper for supplying the Country 2,468 4 0
for money raised by penalties for deeds executed before they were stampt 10 0 0
for the Duty on Cards labelled and marked this year at 6d. a pack 8,750 0 0
for the Duty on Dice marked this year at 5s. a pair 814 15 0
for the Duty on Almanacks stamped this year for the Stationers' Company 527 1 8
for the value of parchment, paper and prints provided for furnishing the Country and lodged with the Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Goods. 108 5 4
for the profit arising by discount allowed thereon by the stationers. 62 8 0
for the value of parchment etc. for the service of North Britain at prime cost, no discount being allowed thereon, lodged with the Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Goods. 3 18 0
for the profit on the retail of goods in North Britain 3 9 67/12
18,195 0 77/12
for the Duties on several kinds of Stampt Vellum etc. and on certain printed papers, pamphlets and advertisements:
stamps imprested etc. at the Head Office for ready money
6,348 18 4
for stamps put upon vellum etc. delivered to the Warehouse-keeper to supply the Country 2,235 9 9
for money raised by penalties for deeds executed before they were stampt 10 0 0
for the Duty on large Pamphlets at 2s. a sheet 135 2 0
for the Duty on Advertisements at 1s. each 1,162 15 0
for the Duty on Pamphlets accounted for by the Distributors 108 13 0
for the Duty by Advertisements accounted for by the Distributors. 112 8 0
for the value of parchment etc. for furnishing the Country, lodged with the Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Goods 125 14
for the profit arising by discount allowed thereon by the stationers 48 6
for money chargeable on sundry publishers of pamphlets for the Duty on Advertisements published but not paid for within the time of this Accompt 179 14 0
10,467 1 1
for the New Duty on Policies of Insurance 1712:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
2,570 15 0
(total receipts as above 141,438l. 11s. 511/12d.)
overpayments, detailed:
for the continued Duties and Additional Duties
281 11 6
for the New Duty on Stampt Vellum etc. and on Cards and Dice 40 0
for the Duty on several kinds etc. 55 1
376 13 8
money due and payable for the rates upon moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices, 2 Aug. 1717 to 2 Aug. 1718:
the Duty of 6d. per 1l. on sums of 50l. or under:
on indentures brought to the Head Office; on 41,951l. 14s. 11d.
1,048 17
on indentures brought to Country Collectors; on 31,830l. 16s. 6d. 795 16 105/12
the Duty of 12d. per 1l. on sums over 50l.:
on indentures brought to the Head Office: on 49,658l. 0s.d.
2,482 18
on indentures brought to Country Collectors: on 13,759l. 11s. 2d. 687 19 7
5,015 11 71/6
money for a penalty incurred for non-payment of the Duty 25 0 0
overpayments on the said rates, detailed:
on the rates to 1 May 1715
17 3
on ditto from 1 May 1715 70 0
87 4
total charge and receipts £238,843 17
Discharge.
Money accompted for in the Cash Accompt for these Duties:
salaries to the Commissioners etc. at the Head Office in London
8,283 1 0
rent of the Offices in London 229 0 0
parchment, paper etc. bought and paid for within the time of this Accompt to be stampt for furnishing the Country 3,130 9 4
necessary and incident charges at the Head Office 2,549 14 9
repayment of the Under-Officers' taxes 405 10 0
discount for prompt payment at the Head Office 2,112 7 10
poundage to sundry Law Officers on their Entries 12 13 0
£ s. d.
money paid into the Exchequer:
out of arrears on the Single Duty
19 17 0
out of the Duties continued from 31 July 1710 35,292 6 3
out of the Additional Duty 37,865 13
out of the further ditto towards a Lottery in 1714 21,279 5 9
out of the New Duty on Cards and Dice 15,549 10 0
out of the Duties on several kinds etc. 8,030 10
out of the New Duty on Policies of Insurance 2,344 7 4
120,381 10 1
(total accounted for in the Cash Accompt as above 137,104l. 6s. 0d.)
money overpaid in the last preceding Accompt 177 13 9
allowances to the several Distributors for necessary and incident charges etc. divided between the several Duties:
John Hudson, Distributor in London, for discount on parcels bonded by him
7 10 0
allowed the Stationers' Company for Almanacks cancelled; on the New Duty 1711 55 15 2
poundage allowed the Distributors 3,613 9
necessary and incident charges etc. paid by Distributors 513 17
poundage allowed the University Registers 27 14
incident charges etc. paid by John Hamilton, Head Distributor for North Britain 587 10
allowance to Paul Courand, late Distributor for Southampton 76 19 10½
4,882 16 11½
payments made out of the Duties upon moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices:
money paid and accompted for by Richard Holditch, Receiver General, in his Cash Accompt:
salaries
240 0 0
necessary and incident charges 111 17 7
money paid into the Exchequer 4,527 5
4,879 3
incident charges and poundage of Country Collectors:
necessary and incident charges
19 1
poundage allowed on 1,321l. 14s.d. at 1s. 6d. per 1l. 99 2
118 3
(total payments out of these Duties 4,997l. 6s. 10¼d.)
overpayments in the preceding Accompt out of the rates on money given with Clerks and Apprentices 104 3
total payments and allowances £147,266 7 2
and so remains £91,577 10
against which depending on the several Warehouse-keepers and others for so much remaining in their hands on 2 Aug. 1718, the time of the determination of this Accompt:
upon Distributors, detailed, for the Single Duty and for the First and Second Continued Duties
5,678 3 7
upon Warehouse-keepers, Distributors etc. for the Third Continued Duty, the Additional Duties, the New Duties 1711 and 1712 and the Duty on policies of Insurance, detailed at length; the Distributors (in alphabetical order); George Cooper, the Oxford University ‘Register’, 86l. 16s.d.; the Warehouse-keepers, Charles Howland for Unstampt Goods, 1,318l. 2s.d. and William Curteis for Stampt Goods, 18,309l. 7s.d.; Major Carpenter, for Cards and Dice, stampt, 395l. 11s. 6d.; dicemakers, named, 144l.; cardmakers, named, 970l. 7s. 6d.; publishers, Mr. Gray of the London Gazette; Mr. Graves of the Daily Courant; Mr. Roberts of the Postman; Mr. Morphew of the Post-boy and the Evening Post; Mr. Warner of the St. James's Post, the St. James's Evening Post and the Saturday's Post, Mr. Read of the Weekly Journall; Mr. Morris of the Weekly Packet; Mr. Parker of the Great Britain's Weekly Packet; Mr. Applebee of the Weekly Journall; Mr. Graves of the Free Thinker; Mr. Warner of the Entertainer; Mr. Boeram of the Heraclitus Ridens and the Observator, 179l. 14s.; and several other persons; in all 82,297 10 51/6
upon sundry Collectors, named, for the rates on moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices:
on the rates to 1 May 1715
1,098 14 811/12
on the rates continued from 1 May 1715 1,062 6 45/12
2,161 1 1⅓
upon several persons named at the foot of the Cash Account to August 1718 1,440 15 0
£91,577 10
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 16 July 1720.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2137, ROLL 23 [A.O.1/2137/23].

Richard Holditch, Receiver General of the Duties on Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper etc.; also the Rates on moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices.

2 August 1717 to 2 August 1718.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: depending on several persons particularly named at the foot of the last Accompt 1,445 15 0
Receipts: money received on the several Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper etc. within the time of this Accompt:
for the First Duty on Stampt Vellum etc. for four years:
arrears received of the security of John Atkins, a former Distributor
20 0 0
for the said Duty further continued from 31 July 1710:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
27,961 12 4
for the like on deeds already written or ingrossed 40 0 0
money received of several Country Distributors 17,254 0 1
ditto of the ‘Registers’ of the two Universities 787 1
ditto of the Officers of the Law etc. for entries 146 10 0
ditto on bonds for this Duty 80 0 0
46,269 3
for the Additional Duty from August 1698:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
24,569 15 6
for the like on deeds already written etc. 25 0 0
money received of several Country Distributors 13,524 11
ditto of the ‘Registers’ of the two Universities 194 8
ditto of the Officers of the Law etc. for entries 146 10 0
ditto on bonds for this Duty 80 0 0
38,540 5
for the further Additional Duty towards the Lottery 1714:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
12,483 13 0
for the like on deeds already written etc. 10 0 0
money received of several Country Distributors 9,990 8
ditto on bonds for this Duty 80 0 0
22,564 1
for the New Duty on Stampt Vellum etc. and on Cards and Dice 1711:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
5,446 19 1
for the King's share of penalties 10 0 0
money received of several Country Distributors 2,699 17
ditto on bonds for this Duty 504 13 2
ditto on the Duties on Cards 7,813 2 6
ditto on the Duty on Dice 823 5 0
17,297 16
for the Duties on several kinds of stampt Vellum etc. and on certain Printed Papers etc. 1712:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
6,348 18 4
for the like on deeds already written etc. 10 0 0
money received of several Country Distributors 2,180 8 3
ditto for the Duty on large Pamphlets 135 2 0
ditto for the Duty on Advertisements 1,162 15 0
9,837 3 7
for the New Duty on Policies of Insurance 1712:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
2,570 15 0
(total Receipts as above 137,099l. 6s. 0d.)
money received within the time of this Accompt for the rates upon money given with clerks and Apprentices:
for the said rates to 1 May 1715:
the rate of 6d. per 1l. on sums of 50l. or under at the Head Office; on 572l. 10s.
14 6
the rate of 1s. per 1l. on sums over 50l. at the Head Office; on 60l. 3 0 0
money received for the said rates from Country Collectors 241 6 10¼
258 13 1
for the said rates continued from 1 May 1715:
the rate of 6d. per 1l. on sums of 50l. or under at the Head Office; on 41,379l. 4s. 11d.
1,034 10
the rate of 12d. per 1l. on sums over 50l. at the Head Office; on 49,598l. 0s.d. 2,479 18
money received of the Country Collectors 1,081 1
and for the King's share of a penalty 25 0 0
4,620 10
(total receipts on these Duties 4,879l. 3s.d.)
total charge and receipts £143,424 4
Discharge.
Salaries of the Commissioners etc.:
Sir Brocas Gardiner, bt., Richard Pye, Thomas Warner, Nicholas Carew and John Schutz, Commissioners; year to Midsummer 1718
2,000 0 0
Richard Houlditch, Receiver General; same time 500 0 0
William Bridges, Secretary; same time 300 0 0
William Ashurst, Comptroller; same time 400 0 0
the Receiver's clerks, named; same time 270 0 0
the Secretary's clerks, named; same time 260 0 0
the Comptroller's clerks, named; same time 260 0 0
John Hubbard, Examiner and Accomptant Clerk, and William Hart, his assistant; same time 150 0 0
William Mowbray, Solicitor, at 50l. per an. to 31 Oct. and thereafter at 100l. per an.; same time 83 1 0
Philip Pinkney, Clerk of the Securities; same time 70 0 0
Abraham Fowler, Register of Warrants for Stamping, and John Hudson, his assistant; same time 110 0 0
Joseph Barry, Teller of the Stamps, and Francis Johnson, his assistant; same time 120 0 0
Charles Howland, Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Parchment and Johnathan Stackhouse, his assistant; same time 90 0 0
William Curtis, Warehouse-keeper of Stampt Parchment and Paper and Major Carpenter, his assistant; same time 230 0 0
John Griffith, John Cochran and William Martyn, Inspectors etc.; same time 300 0 0
John Langman, their assistant; John Raynor, housekeeper; John Hudson, London Distributor; same time 150 0 0
Henry Sydenham, Supervisor of Stampers, a Deputy Supervisor and 39 stampers; same time 1,690 0 0
rolling press printers etc.; same time 720 0 0
Major Carpender, Entering Clerk of Cards and Dice and eight searchers and surveyors 370 0 0
John Rolls, Marker of Dice; same time 50 0 0
John Paine, Register of Pamphletts and Jonathan Stackhouse, his assistant; same time 100 0 0
three Inspectors of Gaming Houses; same time 60 0 0
8,283 1 0
office rent to William Attwell and Co. for the Head Office in Lincoln's Inn and to James Berdoe for the house in Serle Street 229 0 0
Owen Lloyd and Co. for parchment, paper and prints for supply of the Country 3,130 9 4
incident charges and disbursements: William Nock, for his disbursements, 319l. 11s. 4d.; Owen Lloyd and Co., stationers, 513l. 9s. 5d.; John Griffith, for travelling charges, 115l.; Richard Price and Robert Henley for coal, 112l. 14s. 6d.; Peter Cocker, Searcher, for apprehending Mary Richardson, a counterfeiter, 10l.; Richard Trotter, for isinglass, 28l. 6s.; Thomas Stuard, ironmonger, 33l. 18s. 6d.; John Dandridge, painter, 30l. 13s.; Edward Gwynn joiner, 76l. 13s.; John Evans, tallowchandler, 29l. 10s.; James Close, junior, for cleaning Mr. Morgan's vault in Southwark 12l. 12s.; Elizabeth Wells, for detecting Mary Richardson as above and another counterfeiter in Spittlefields 10l. 10s.; John Rayner, housekeeper, for disbursements, 18l. 11s. 2d.; Henry Sydenham, for travelling charges in a suit against one Edwards for counterfeiting, 18l. 19s.; John Miles, for charges of passing the Cash Accompt to 1 Aug. 1716, 62l. 7s. 8d.; William Ashurst, Comptroller, for ditto the General Accompt for that year 24l. 3s. 6d.; John Bridges, for wainscot presses, 15l.; Richard Farshall, chief butler to the Society of Lincoln's Inn, for absent commons and the Preacher's Roll to Trinity term, 1718, 14l. 8s.; the Accomptant for loss on 343 guineas reduced from 21s. 6d. to 21s., 8l. 11s. 6d.; Thomas Dorrington, bricklayer, 25l.; William Bridges, Secretary, for disbursements, 341l. 16s. 6d.; John Cochran, for travelling charges, 136l.; William Mowbray, for lawcharges, 279l. 18s. 10d.; this Accomptant, for tally money etc., 62l. 0s. 10d.; Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee, 190l. 2,549 14 9
taxes repaid on salaries not exceeding 100l. per an. 405 10 0
discount for prompt payment at 6l. per cent. per an. 2,112 7 10
poundage to the Entering ‘Registers’ 12 13 0
(total for salaries etc. as above 16,722l. 15s. 11d.)
money paid into the Exchequer; detailed by dates:
out of arrears of the Single Duty for the first four years
19 17 0
out of the said Duties further continued from 31 July 1710 35,292 6 3
out of the further Additional Duty 37,865 13
out of ditto towards the Lottery 1714 21,279 5 9
out of the New Duty and on Cards and Dice 15,549 10 0
out of the Duties on several kinds etc. and on printed papers etc. 1712 8,030 10
out of the New Duties on Policies of Insurance 2,344 7 4
120,381 10 1
payments out of the rates on moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices:
salaries: Henry Montague, Register and Comptroller, 150l.; Jebez Hughes, his clerk, 50l.; Job Powell, Receiver's Clerk, 10l.; William Hale, Entering Clerk, 30l.; year to Midsummer 1718
240 0 0
necessary and incident charges: taxes on salaries not exceeding 100l.; disbursements for proclaiming orders; carriage of parcels etc.; Jacob Tonson and Co., for stationery wares; isinglass; ironmongers' wares; law-charges 111 17 7
351 17 7
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of arrears to 1 May 1715
257 18 7
out of the Duty further continued from 1 May 1715 4,269 6 11½
4,527 5
total payments and allowances £141,983 9
and so remains £1,440 15 0
whereof depending on the following for money imprested:
John Montagu, Solicitor
1,105 15 0
William Nok 200 0 0
Ezekiel Johnson, James Baldwyn and Peter Jadkin 10 0 0
William Martin 30 0 0
Henry Sidenham 10 0 0
William Mowbray 50 0 0
John Cockran 30 0 0
Ezekiel Johnson and Stephen Sheffield 5 0 0
£1,440 15 0
and so this Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 16 June 1720.