Historical Account of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Including the Borough of Gateshead. Originally published by Mackenzie and Dent, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1827.
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REVENUE OF THE CORPORATION.
The revenues of the town are immense, and have rapidly increased during the last half century, notwithstanding the vast sums that have been lost in consequence of the decisions made in courts of law against some of the customary demands of the corporation. The following is a statement of the town's revenue for some years, above a century ago. For the year ending at Michaelmas in—
|1695||the amount was||£5722|
|1700||the amount was||£7900|
|1711||the amount was||£6488|
In the last mentioned year, there remained a balance of £2152, 13s. 0¼d. in the Hutch, (fn. 1) or town's treasury. The corporation accounts, during the following periods, stood thus:—
|FOR THE YEAR.||RECEIPTS.||PAYMENTS.|
A Statement of the Corporation Accounts for Sixteen Years.
|Total receipts for 16 years||606,179||10||10½|
|Do. for 1816||37,115||19||4½|
|Do. for 1817||42,281||0||1½|
|Balance from the year 1808||124||16||7½|
|Total payments for 16 years||608,570||19||7|
|Ditto for 1816||36,822||15||11|
|Ditto for 1817||39,897||15||5|
|Balance, Michaelmas, 1826||409||16||1|
The following statement contains the particular items which composed the disbursements of the corporation for one year, ending Michaelmas, 1826:—
For conveying Ballast.
Salaries, Gratuities, &c.
Clergy, Church, and Schools.
Tradesmen's Bills and other Contingencies.
Mansion House Expenses.
Building Committee's Disbursements.