Declared Accounts
Hawkers and Pedlars


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'Declared Accounts: Hawkers and Pedlars', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. CCCLXXXIII-CCCLXXXIV. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Hawkers and Pedlars


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1425, ROLL 21 [A.O.1/1425/21].

George Townsend, junior, Montague Bacon and Francis Browne, Commissioners for licensing Hawkers, Pedlars and Petty Chapmen.

24 June 1716 to 24 June 1717.

Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the determination of their last Accompt13813
depending on sundry persons as at the foot of the said last Accompt2,0801811
Receipts: money arising within the time of this Accompt under the Acts for licensing Hawkers, Pedlars and Petty Chapmen:
for 2,337 licences at 4l. each licence
for travelling wiˆth 194 horses at 4l. each horse77600
for fees for 2,135 single foot licences at 12d. each106150
for fees of 194 licences for travelling with the like number of horses at 2s. each1980
for the charge of eight bonds for securing the latter moiety of the Duty at 12d. each bond080
total charge and receipts£12,4703
Salaries: George Townsend, junior, Montague Bacon and Francis Brown, Commissioners, 300l.; Thomas Tomkins, ashier, 90l.; Hadley Doyley, Solicitor, 50l.; Jacob Imbert and James Hustler, clerks, 100l.; nine Riding Surveyors, named, 900l.; three Surveyors for London and Westminster etc. named, 150l.; Robert Sale, messenger, 30l.1,62000
money allowed for prompt payment of the latter moiety of this Duty:
for prompt payment of 4,658l. on 2,329 licences at 2s. per 1l.
for ditto of 388l. on 194 licences for travelling with 194 horses; same rate38160
incident charges: office necessaries; copies of Acts of Parliament; postage etc.; inquiries into the sufficiency of sureties; Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee (25l.) and other disbursements, detailed51793
(total of the charges as above for managing these Duties 2,642l. 1s. 3d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates7,50000
total payments and allowances£10,14213
and so remains2,3282
whereof depending on sundry persons for money or licences unaccounted for:
arrears due at Midsummer 1715
arrears due at Midsummer 1716 (money due upon bonds 10l.; money imprested 38l.; and on William Este, late Riding Surveyor 33l. 18s. 6d.)81186
arrears due at Midsummer 1717 (on Jacob Harrison, late a Surveyor in the country)129120
and so the Accomptants are indebted11711
Auditor's memorandum.—The persons hereafter named, late Riding Surveyors, are accountable for several licences which they were intrusted to deliver within the time of the Accompt to Midsummer 1715:
James Marbury for 62 licences; Francis Nelson for 50 licences and John Whitley for 15 licences (numbers given).
William Este, another Riding Surveyor, is accountable for 11 licences which he was intrusted to deliver within the time of the last Accompt (numbers given).
The bonds for securing these Duties remain in the Solicitor's hands.
Declared 17 April 1719.