Declared Accounts, 1704-5
Hackney Coaches

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'Declared Accounts, 1704-5: Hackney Coaches', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 20: 1705-1706 (1952), pp. CCCXXXII-CCCXXXIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=84779 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Hackney Coaches

Declared Accounts :
Audit Office, Bundle 1326, Roll 11.
Edward Wharton gent, Receiver General of the moneys arising by the licensing of Hackney and Stage Coaches.
For one whole year ended at Midsummer 1705.
Charge.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Remains : upon the determination of this accomptant's last account ending at Midsummer 1704 304 3 8
depending upon sundry Hackney and Stage Coachmen in arrear 722 0 0
money arising by licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches
rent of 700 Hackney Coaches licences at 4l. each per an. 2,800 0 0
the Queen's moiety of 45 forfeitures at 40s. each 45 0 0
the Queen's moiety of 5 forfeitures at 5l. each 12 10 0
the Queen's moiety of 20 forfeitures at 10s. each 5 0 0
the Queen's moiety of one forfeiture at 20s. 0 10 0
2,863 0 0
£3,889 3 8
Discharge.
l. s. d.
salaries of the Commissioners and officers, detailed 830 0 0
rent of an Office 38 0 0
incident and necessary charges, detailed 248 11 9
taxes on the office salaries 80 4 0
Auditor's fee 15 0 0
money paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer 1,650 0 0
Total allowances £2,861 15 9
Remains 1,027l. 7s. 11d.
Whereof
l. s. d.
arrears charged on several Hackney and Stage Coachmen viz.
12 stage coach licences in arrear for a whole year, names detailed, at 8l. each 96 0 0
46 ditto in arrear for 9 months, names detailed 276 0 0
27 ditto in arrear for half a year, names detailed 108 0 0
45 ditto in arrear for one quarter, names detailed 90 0 0
arrears of individual licences, detailed 122 0 0
the Queen's moiety of several forfeitures for driving coaches without licence 25 0 0
ditto of ditto for taking more for hire than is allowed by law 5 0 0
£722 0 0
depending on this accomptant 305l. 7s. 11d.
Declared 14 March 1705-6.