Declared Accounts, 1704-5
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'Declared Accounts, 1704-5: Stamps', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. CCCXXX-CCCXXXII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84778 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Stamps

Declared Accounts : Stamps.
Bundle 2173, Roll 147.
Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper, account exhibited by Robert Pawling, Comptroller and Accomptant General for the said Duties.
1 August 1704 to 1 August 1705.
Charge.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Remains. viz. supers depending :
in the hands of several Distributors for the Single Stamp Duty first granted for four years 948 1 11
in the hands of Charles Pratt, warehousekeeper of unstamped goods : for the value of several sorts and sizes of parchment and paper 816 6
in the hands of Norton Curtis warehouse [keeper] of stamped goods for the value of goods and stamps thereon 13,606 19
in the hands of several Distributors for money and the value of goods and stamps in their hands 51,893 15
Robert Granget et al. on a bond for 50l. for the Continued Duty (25l.) and the Additional Duty (25l.) 50 0 0
on a like bond from John Cater 50 0 0
John Baddely, carrier of Staffordshire for the value of goods and stamps thereon consigned to John Riley, distributor of Staffordshire 43 18 0
George Cooper, Register of the university of Oxford 0 2 0
67,409 2
l. s. d.
Money payable for the Duties arising by stamping of Vellum, Parchment and Paper in the year ended 1 August 1705 : viz.
Stamps on Vellum etc. at the Head Office in London
on the Continued Duty 28,853 3 3
on the Additional Duty 26,002 18 7
54,856 1 10
Stamps on parchment etc. delivered to the Warehousekeeper to supply the Country
on the Continued Duty 19,877 16 10
on the Additional Duty 16,943 6 10
36,821 3 8
George Cooper, Register of the University of Oxford and Robert Grove, Register of the University of Cambridge 477 18
the Prothonotaries, Secondaries and other law Officers of the Courts of Judicature
the Continued Duty 283 15 0
on the Additional Duty 283 15 0
567 10 0
Carried forward £67,409 2
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Brought forward 67,409 2
Sundry Officers of the Courts in the Country
on the Continued Duty 153 18 0
on the Additional Duty 135 14 6
289 12 6
money arising by penalties for deeds engrossed before they were stampt 25 0 0
value of paper and parchment in the hands of the warehousekeeper of unstampt goods 3,612 16
value of overplus goods in the hands of the warehousekeeper of stamped goods 73 15 0
96,723 17 1
money overpaid within the time of this account for these Duties 57 15
money due to her Majesty upon bonds 200 0 0
money imprested in the preceding cash account depending upon John Montagu, Esq., Solicitor to this Office 150 0 0
Total charge and receipts £164,540 14
Discharge.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Money accounted for in the account of Cash for the year ended 1 August 1705 viz.
paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer 79,750 15 1
charges of the Head Office 1,433 1 4
parchment, paper and prints bought by the Commissioners of these Duties within this year 2,712 2 0
salaries to the Commissioners and officers 4,990 0 0
rent of the Head Office in London 160 0 0
discount allowed at the Head Office on prompt payment for 10l. parcels and upwards 1,313 2
90,359 0
overpaid within the time of the last account 57 15
allowed to distributors, detailed, in the country for incidents and discount on prompt payment 3,227 11 6
Total payments and allowances £93,644 7
Remains 70,896l. 7s. d.
Whereof
l. s. d.
depending
upon the several warehousekeepers, distributors and others, detailed, for so much remaining in their hands either in stampt paper or parchment or in money or bonds received for the same the 1st August 1705 the time of the determination of this accompt as well on account of the Duties on stamped vellum, parchment and paper first granted for four years as on account of the Continued Duties and the Additional Duties since granted thereupon 70,896 7
So this General Account is Quitt.
Memorandum [by the Auditor]. In pursuance of the Act of Parliament made in 20 Car. II ("for the better payment of money received to the use of the Crown") the several Distributors of stamped paper hereafter named are chargeable with damages after the rate of 12 per cent. per an. for the respective sums by them received remaining in their hands on the first General Account of these Duties ending 1 August 1703 and here charged upon them from thence to 1 August 1705 the determination of this accompt, to the end the same may be charged upon them by judgment of the Exchequer Court. [The last following on this entry contains 20 items which are not totalled.]
Declared 25 April 1706.