Declared Accounts
Stamp Duties

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'Declared Accounts: Stamp Duties', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. CCCLXX-CCCLXXXII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85376 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES ETC.: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2176, ROLL 159 [A.O.1/2176/159].

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

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

2 August 1716 to 2 August 1717.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of several persons particularly named at the foot of the last General Accompt101,52010101/6
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 stamps put on Vellom etc. paid for and delivered at the Head Office in London:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
27,52168
on the First Additional Duty24,17769
on the Second Additional Duty13,16700
on the New Duty 17113,927107
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds of stampt vellom etc.6,68725
on the New Duty on Policies of Insurance2,32840
77,808105
for stamps put on vellom etc. delivered for the supply of the Warehouse-keeper of Stampt Goods:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
14,671192
on the First Additional Duty11,706192
on the Second Additional Duty8,885156
on the New Duty 1711 (including the stamps on labels for cards)8,31074
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds of stampt vellom etc.2,05816
45,63328
for the Duty on Dice marked this year; on the New Duty 171182250
for the Duty on Almanacks ditto; on ditto2,00150
for the Duties on large Pamphlets and Advertisements; on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.:
on pamphlets; at the Head Office 140l. 4s. and in the Country 139l. 0s. 6d.
27946
on advertisements; at the Head Office 758l. 14s. and in the Country 44l. 6s.80300
1,08246
for the Duties on Entries made by Secondaries etc.:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
894147
on the First Additional Duty894147
1,78992
for the Duties on Entries of Degrees made by University Registers:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
751120
on the First Additional Duty25120
77740
for the Duties on deeds executed before the Stamp was impressed:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
1000
on the First Additional Duty1000
on the New Duty 1711050
on the New Duty 1712 of several kinds etc.500
2550
for money from bonds given by William Lownds and William Martyn for securing the Duties on Stamps made and delivered them:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
8000
on the First Additional Duty8000
on the Second Additional Duty8000
24000
for the profit arising by the advance on the price of parchment etc. in North Britain:
on the Second Additional Duty
1225/6
on the New Duty 1711004
on the New Duty 1712 of several kinds006
1305/6
for the Duty on Omissions received of sundry persons upon Oath:
on the New Duty 1711
5168
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.150
718
Owen Loyd & Co. for parchment etc. delivered to the Warehousekeeper of Unstampt Goods for the service of last year but not paid that year:
on the Second Additional Duty
3194
the profit of discount thereon0140
4134
for the value of parchment, paper and prints provided in order to furnish the Country and lodged with the Warehousekeeper of Unstampt Goods:
for the value of parchment:
on the Third Continued Duty
1,85414l0¾
on the Second Additional Duty3124
on the New Duty 171151010
on the New Duty 1712 of several kinds etc.79184
(total parchment 1,943l. 16s.d.)
for the value of paper:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
47081
on the Second Additional Duty9691
on the New Duty 1711380
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.1392
(total paper 583l. 14s. 4d.)
for the value of prints:
on the Third Continued Duty
12900
on the New Duty 171140160
(total prints 169l. 16s.)
for the profit arising by discompt on parchment allowed by the Stationers at 30l. per cent.:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
79417
on the Second Additional Duty1110
on the New Duty 1711276
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.3450
(total profit by discompt on parchment 833l. 1s.d.)
for ditto on paper at 15l. per cent.:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
8303
on the Second Additional Duty1705
on the New Duty 17110120
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.276
(total ditto on paper 103l. 0s. 2d.)
for ditto on prints at 40l. per cent:
on the Third Continued Old Duty
8600
on the New Duty 17112740
(total ditto on prints 113l. 4s.)
(total profit by discompt 1,049l. 5s.d.)
parchment etc. received for North Britain for which no discount was allowed: on the New Duty 17111146
3,7486
(total of the above receipts 133,940l. 10s. 6⅓d.)
overpayments on the several Duties, detailed, by George Bowles, Thomas Clerke, Richard Duke, Thomas Day, Hugh Foulkes, Daniel Garrod, John Penny, John Riley, Thomas Seward, James Taylor and John Ward177139
rates upon money given with clerks and apprentices:
for the said rates to 1 May 1715:
on the Duty at 6d. per 1l. on sums of 50l. or under by indentures brought to the Head Office; on 980l. 11s.
2410
on the Duty at 1s. per 1l. on sums of over 50l. by ditto; on 100l.500
on the Duty at 6d. per 1l. as above by indentures in the Country; on 832l. 10s. 6d.2016
on the Duty at 1s. per 1l. as above by ditto; on 153l. 15s.7139
5804
for the rates continued from 1 May 1715:
on the Duty at 6d. per 1l. as above by indentures brought to the Head Office on 40,300l. 10s. 72/3d.
1,007112
on the Duty at 1s. per 1l. as above by ditto; on 51,935l. 18s. 5d.2,59616
on the Duty at 6d. per 1l. as above in the Country; on 21,534l. 18s. 11/6d.538837/12
on the Duty at 1s. per 1l. as above ditto; on 9,568l. 1s. 57/12d.4788011/12
4,62137
(total for the rates on clerks and apprentices 4,679l. 3s. 11d.)
a remittance to the Receiver General by an unknown hand250
overpayments, detailed, by Collectors:
on the Duty to 1 May 1715
1518
on the Duty from 1 May 1715885
1043
total charge and receipts£240,4247
Discharge.
Money accompted for by Henry Lyddell, John Miles and Richard Holditch, successively Receivers General, in their Cash Accompt:
money paid into the Exchequer:
on the First Continued Duty
19170
on the Second Continued Duty1270
on the Third Continued Duty38,74212
on the First Additional Duty37,599410
on the Second Additional Duty22,1013
on the New Duty 171113,49618
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.8,0851810½
on the New Duty on policies of Insurance2,124127
122,1821410
salaries to the Commissioners etc. at the Head Office:
on the Third Continued Duty
5,263134
on the Second Additional Duty60980
on the New Duty 1711955196
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.1,045196
on the New Duty on policies of Insurance10986
7,984810
for parchment, paper and prints bought and paid for:
on the Third Continued Duty
2,454211¾
on the Second Additional Duty1306
on the New Duty 1711292
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.8998
2,7031
office rent to William Attwell & Co. for the Head Office in Lincoln's Inn; year to Midsummer 1711 out of the Third Continued Duty16000
and for the house in Serle Street; 1¼ years to Xmas 1716 (less 11l. 9s. 4d. for repairs) out of the Duties 1712 on several kinds etc.4608
20608
necessary and incident charges at the Head Office:
on the First Continued Duty
030
on the Second Continued Duty030
on the Third Continued Duty1,496211
on the [First] Additional Duty4316
on the Second Additional Duty5294
on the New Duty 17112657
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.203810
and on the Duty on Policies of Insurance24118
2,0857
taxes repaid to the Under-Officers:
on the Third Continued Duty
257170
on the Second Additional Duty3076
on the New Duty 17116390
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.6900
on the New Duty on policies of Insurance440
424176
discount for prompt payment at the Head Office:
on the Third Continued Duty
7197
on the [First] Additional Duty62411
on the Second Additional Duty3487
on the New Duty 171110711
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.1809
on the Duty on policies of Insurance6573
2,04513
poundage allowed Law ‘Registers’ and others:
on the Third Continued Duty
5216
on the First Additional Duty5216
10512
(total accompted for as above 137,737l. 16s. 6d.)
overpayments on the preceding Accompt3341311
allowances to the several Distributors for vending Stampt Parchment and Paper etc.:
for money discounted by John Hudson, London Distributor:
on the Third Continued Duty
31311
on the [First] Additional Duty212
on the Second Additional Duty144
on the New Duty 17110159
7152
to the Stationers' Company for Almanacks cancelled: on the New Duty 1711105148
poundage allowed the several Distributors:
on the First Continued Duty
1125
on the Third Continued Duty1,65806
on the [First] Additional Duty1,06019
on the Second Additional Duty71810
on the New Duty 171110915
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.14210
3,69183
necessary and incident charges of ditto:
on the Third Continued Duty
353611
on the [First] Additional Duty341011½
on the Second Additional Duty16170
on the New Duty 1711509
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.6101
4165
allowed John Hamilton, Head-Distributor in North Britain for incident charges etc. from the commencement of the Stamp Duties in Scotland:
on the Second Additional Duty
71819511/12
on the New Duty 17113671211/6
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.529511½
1,6151767/12
poundage allowed George Cooper and Robert Grove, the University ‘Registers’ of Oxford and Cambridge at 12d. per 1l. on charges for entries of Degrees and Incorporations:
on the Third Continued Duty
37117
on the First Additional Duty157
38172
allowed John Hamilton for a loss in the retail of parchment in North Britain:
on the New Duty 1711
00
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.00
012
Robert Clarke for an overcharge in the previous year: on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.2050
allowed Owen Loyd and the Stationers' Company for goods delivered last year but paid in the time of this Accompt: on the Second Additional Duty4134
(total allowances to Distributors etc. as above 5,900l. 18s. 01/12d.)
money accompted for in the Cash Accompt of the Duties on money given with Clerks and Apprentices:
money paid into the Exchequer:
on the Duty to 1 May 1715
175210
out of the Continued Duty3,90953
4,08481
salaries of Officers at the Head Office:
out of the Duty from 1 May 1715
24000
necessary and incident charges at the Head Office:
out of the Duty to 1 May 1715
2810½
out of the Continued Duty891410
923
total out of the Duties on money given with Clerks and Apprentices accompted for in the Cash Accompt 4,416l. 11s.d.
overpayments on the preceding General Accompt of money given with Clerks and Apprentices:
on the Duty to 1 May 1715
35
on the Continued Duty600
6359
necessary and incident charges of Collectors of these Duties:
on the Duties to 1 May 1715
7210
on the Continued Duties1117
8145
poundage allowed to the Collectors of these Duties at 1s. 6d. per 1l.:
on the Duties to 1 May 1715
1211
on the Continued Duties4819
611010½
(total allowed Collectors as above 70l. 5s.d.)
total payments and allowances£148,5231131/12
and so remains91,9001642/3
against which depending on the several Warehousekeepers, Distributors and others, detailed, for so much in their hands in goods, money or bonds at the time of the determination of this Accompt:
upon the Warehousekeepers:
Charles Howland, Warehousekeeper of Unstampt Goods:
on the Third Continued Duty
8679
on the Second Additional Duty200
on the New Duty 171196111¾
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds etc.133311¾
1,098155
William Curteis, Warehousekeeper of Stampt Goods:
on the Third Continued Duty
6,7841
on the [First] Additional Duty4,72231
on the Second Additional Duty2,023152
on the New Duty 17112,437148
on the New Duty 1712 on several kinds1,0521611¾
on policies of Insurance16160
17,0377
(total on the Warehousekeepers 18,136l. 2s.d.)
on several late Distributors for the Single Duty first granted and for the First and Second Continued Duties, detailed5,699160
on several Distributors for the growing Duties, viz.:
the Third Continued Duty, the First and Second Additional Duties and the New Duties 1711 and 1712 on several kinds, etc., detailed at length
62,429810½
on Major Carpender, Entering Clerk of the Duties on Cards and Dice for Stampt Goods in his custody:
on the New Duty 1711
19016
on Robert Grove, ‘Register’ of Cambridge University:
on the Third Continued Duty
5817
on the First Additional Duty1148
1736
on George Cooper, ‘Register’ of Oxford University:
on the Third Continued Duty
819
on the First Additional Duty66
87157
(total on the University Registers 261l. 2s.d.)
on persons on bonds:
Thomas Cator:
on the First Continued Duty
2600
on the First Additional Duty2400
5000
William Bridges, Secretary to the Commissioners for the Stamp Duties: on the Second Continued Duty12100
on the First Additional Duty12100
2500
William Lowndes and William Martyn:
on the Third Continued Duty
8000
on the [First] Additional Duty8000
on the Second Additional Duty8000
24000
George Parker, for Almanacks:
on the New Duty 1711
3368
on sundry carriers:
John Harrison, late Chester Carrier for goods miscarried:
on the First Continued Duty
4000
on the First Additional Duty3000
7000
John Baddeley, the Staffordshire Carrier, for ditto:
on the First Continued Duty
2260
on the First Additional Duty21120
43180
on several Card-makers; on the New Duty 1711:
Benjamin Cooke, Thomas Cope, Charles Durance, Thomas Heme, Jonathan Minikin, James Pemberton, Thomas Peters, Gabriel Pinke, John Poole, John Seale, Joseph Smith, Nathaniel Tilson, Richard Tustian, Archibald Vaus, Timothy Wells and Anthony Weltden
98900
on several dice-makers; on ditto:
Edmond Aspinal, Thomas Crawford, Henry Ladyman, John Sheriff
152100
on the Collectors of Rates upon money given with Clerks and Apprentices, named with their Collections:
on the Rates to 1 May 1715
1,3471111
on ditto from 1 May 171578731011/12
2,13415911/12
and on several persons named in the Cash Accompt1,445150
£91,9001642/3
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 14 March 1717–18.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2136, ROLL 22 [A.O.1/2136/22].

Henry Lyddel, John Miles and Richard Houlditch, successively Receivers General of the Duties on Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper etc.; also of the Rates upon money given with Clerks and Apprentices.

2 August 1716 to 2 August 1717.

Charge.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in Henry Lyddall's hands on the end of the last Accompt, none, he being in surplusagenil
depending on several persons particularly named at the foot of the said Accompt1,315150
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt on the several Duties on Stampt Vellom, Parchment and Paper:
for the First Duties continued to 1 Aug. 1706:
money received of several Distributors in arrear
2000
for the said Duties continued to 1 Aug. 1710:
money received as above
12100
£s.d.
for the said Duties continued from 31 July 1710:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
27,52168
for ditto on deeds after the same were written or ingrossed1000
money received of several Country Distributors20,28012
money received of the two University Registers504179
money received of the Officers of the Law for entries894147
49,21111
for the Additional Duties:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
24,17769
for ditto on deeds already written or ingrossed1000
money received of several Distributors13,23712
money received of the Officers of the Law for entries894147
38,31913
for the further Additional Duties towards a lottery:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
13,16700
money received of several Distributors10,11212
23,27912
for the New Duties on Stamped Vellum etc. and on Cards and Dice:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
3,927107
for the King's share of penalties050
money received of several Distributors1,38854
money received on bonds given for the Duty on Almanacks1,895104
money received on the Duties on Cards6,961110
money received on the Duties on Dice76830
money received of several persons who voluntarily charged themselves therewith on oath, being due on omissions5108
14,947211
for the Duties on several kinds of stamped Vellum etc. and on certain Printed Papers, Pamphlets and Advertisements:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
6,68725
for the like on deeds already written or ingrossed500
money received of several Distributors2,15616
ditto for the Duty charged on large pamphlets14040
ditto for ditto on advertisements758140
ditto of several persons who voluntarily charged themselves with the same on oath, being due on omissions150
9,7491
for the new Duties on Policies of Insurance:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
2,32840
(total received as above 137,867l. 16s. 6d.)
money received for the Rates on money given with Clerks and Apprentices: arrears of the Duty to 1 May 1715:
the rate of 6d. per 1l. on every sum of 50l. or under; on 980l. 11s.
2410
the rate of 1s. per 1l. on every sum exceeding 50l., on 100l.500
money received of several Collectors14815
17711
the rates continued from 1 May 1715:
the rate of 6l. per 1l. as above; on 40,300l. 10s.d.
1,007112
the rate of 1s. per 1l. as above; on 51,935l. 18s. 5d.2,59616
money received of several Collectors632710½
conscience money by an unknown hand250
4,23901
(total receipts as above 4,416l. 11s.d.)
total charge and receipts£143,6003
Discharge.
Salaries of the Commissioners etc.:
Sir Brocas Gardiner, bt., Richard Pye, Thomas Warner and Nicholas Carew, Commissioners, year to Midsummer 1717; Richard Houlditch, another, to 21 Feb. 1716–17; John Schutz, his successor to Midsummer 1717
2,00000
Henry Liddel, Receiver General, at 300l. per an. to 5 Feb. 1716–17, the day of his death; Richard Houlditch at 500l. per an. from 21 Feb. 1716–17 to Midsummer 1717354810
William Bridges, Secretary; year to Midsummer 171730000
William Ashurst, Comptroller; same time30000
the Receivers' clerks, named; same time27000
the Secretary's clerks, named; same time25500
the Comptroller's clerks, named; same time25500
John Hubbard, Examiner and Accountant Clerk and William Hart, his assistant15000
John Montagu, Solicitor, three quarters to Lady Day 1717; and William Mowbray, his successor, to Midsummer 17175000
Philip Pinkney, Clerk of the Securities; year to Midsummer 17177000
Abraham Fowler, Register of the Warrants for Stamping, and John Hudson, his assistant; same time10000
Joseph Barry, Teller of the Stamps, and Francis Johnson his assistant; same time12000
Charles Howland, Warehousekeeper of Unstamped Parchment; and Jonathan Stackhouse, his assistant; same time9000
William Curteis, Warehousekeeper of Stamped Parchment and Paper, and Major Carpender, his assistant; same time23000
John Cohran, an Inspector of Courts and Corporations and Riding Surveyor, same time; John Edwards, the other, ditto, half year to Xmas 1716 and John Griffith, succeeding him to Midsummer 1717; William Martyn, Inspector and Surveyor within the Bills of Mortality and John Sherman, his assistant, year to Midsummer 171735000
John Hudson, Distributor of Stamps, London, and John Rayner, Housekeeper; same time10000
Henry Sydenham, Supervisor of the Stampers, a Supervisor, and 39 Stampers; same time1,69000
three rolling press printers; same time15000
seven layers and takers of paper, on and from the rolling presses; same time28000
two paper-wetters at the rolling presses; same time8000
a billman, chamberkeeper and porter, a messenger and two watchmen; same time21000
Major Carpender, Entering Clerk of Cards and Dice, and eight searchers and surveyors; same time37000
John Rollos, Marker of dice; same time5000
John Paine, Register of Pamphlets, and Jonathan Stackhouse, his assistant; same time10000
three Inspectors of gaming houses; same time6000
7,984810
office rent to William Attwell & Co. for the Head Office in Lincoln's Inn, year to Midsummer 171720608
Owen Lloyd & Co. for parchment, paper and prints for supply of the Country2,7031
incident charges: to Thomas Steward, ironmonger; to John Evans, tallowchandler; to Richard Trotter, for isinglass; to John Rollos, engraver; to Jacob Tonson and Co. for printing and binding; to Edward Gwynn, carpenter; to Richard Tarshall, chief butler to the Society of Lincoln's Inn, for absent commons and the preachers' roll; John Cohran, for travelling charges; John Edwards, for ditto; William Bridges, for disbursements; William Nock, ditto; William Ashhurst, for charges of passing the Accompt; John Miles, ditto; these Accomptants, for tally money etc.; Thomas Foley, for the Auditors' fee (190l.)2,0857
taxes repaid424176
discount for prompt payment2,04513
poundage allowed to the Registers and others10512
(total allowed as above, divided among the several Duties 15,555l. 1s. 8d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of arrears of the Stamp Duties continued after the first four years
19170
out of ditto continued to 1 Aug. 17101270
out of ditto continued from 31 July 171038,74212
out of the further or Additional Stamp Duties37,599410
out of the Additional ditto for the Lottery 171422,1013
out of the New Duties on Stamped Vellom etc. and on Cards and Dice13,49618
out of the Duty on several kinds of Stamped Vellom etc. and on Printed Papers etc.8,0851810½
out of the New Duty on Policies of Insurance2,124127
122,1821410
payments for salaries and incident charges out of the money arising by the Rates upon money given with Clerks and Apprentices:
salaries:
John Montagu, Register and Comptroller; year to Michaelmas 1717
15000
Jabez Hughes, his clerk; same time5000
Job Powell, Receiver's clerk; same time1000
William Hare, Entering Clerk etc.; same time3000
24000
incident charges: Jacob Tonson and Co., for books etc.; William Hare, for carriage etc.; Daniel Withers, for cloth, leather etc.; John Cohran and John Edwards, for disbursements to cryers and bellmen; Thomas Stuard, ironmonger; these Accomptants, for taxes on under-Officers; Jabez Hughs, for making out a General Accompt of these Duties from their commencement to Aug. 1715923
(total allowed as above 332l. 3s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer detailed by dates:
out of arrears on the Duty to 1 May 1715
175210
out of the Duty continued from 1 May 17153,90953
4,08481
total payments and allowances£142,1548
and so remains1,445150
whereof depending on the following for money imprested them:
John Montagu, Solicitor
1,105150
William Nock20000
Ezekiel Johnson, James Baldwyn and Peter Judkin1000
John Mowbray, Solicitor10000
John Cohran, an Inspector of the Country Courts3000
1,445150
and so the Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 14 March 1717–18.