Declared Accounts
Customs, Tobacco


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'Declared Accounts: Customs, Tobacco', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CCXCVII-CCCII. URL: Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Customs, Tobacco


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 648, ROLL 259 [A.O.1/648/259].

Robert Hunter, Comptroller General of Customs.

25 December 1717 to 25 December 1718.

Arrears: remaining in the hands of the several Receivers and Collectors at the end of the preceding General Accompt, in money149,82313
ditto, ditto, in bonds499,4650
Receipts: money due and payable for the the New Impositions on Tobacco within the time of this Accompt:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, in money
ditto, ditto, in bonds185,5405
(total London port 228,914l. 4s. 11d.)
Barnstaple (George Moore, in money 7l. 13s. 5d. and in bonds 905l. 5s.d.)
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson, in money 25,587l. 12s. 11¼d. and in bonds 31,412l. 8s. 5d.)57,0001
Biddeford (Thomas Jans, in money 1,231l. 3s.d. and in bonds 9,714l. 5s.d.)10,9458
Chester (Joseph Sewell, in money 90l. 1s. 11¾d. and in bonds 661l. 5s.)751611¾
Cowes (John Dale, in bonds)6,183183
Dartmouth (William Cowell, in money 30l. 2s.d. and in bonds 4,196l. 4s. 3d.)4,2266
Exeter (William Sprye, in money 324l. 15s.d. and in bonds 467l. 2s.d.)4,39117
Falmouth (William Pye, in bonds)7901610¾
Lancaster (Thomas Bateman, in money 145l. 3s.d. and in bonds 1,016l. 0s. 6d.)1,161311¾
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, in money 2,590l. 6s.d. and in bonds 27,354l. 7s. 6d.)29,9441311¾
Lime (George Lisle, in money 403l. 17s.d. and in bonds 3,534l. 19s.d.)3,9381611
Milford (William Goodacre, in money 566l. 6s. and in bonds 725l. 6s.d.)1,29112
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, in bonds)1,51212
Plymouth (David Morris, in money 223l. 0s. 6d. and in bonds 3,539l. 6s.d.)3,7627
Stockton (Peter Conset, in money 23l. 3s. 10¾d. and in bonds 414l.)437310¾
Weymouth (Philip Taylor, in money 1,029l. 6s. 11d. and in bonds 1,741l. 2s.)2,770811
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, in money 74l. 9s.d. and in bonds 10,420l. 18s. 6d.)10,4957
Southampton (Charles Tyrrell, in bonds)3812
interest on bonds not satisfied in due time:
(the Receivers General; Barnstaple Bristoll; Biddeford; Liverpoole)
over payments, detailed by Collectors and places26,24218
total charge and receipts£1,045,550160
Money defalked by the several Receivers and Collectors as overpaid on the preceding Accompt26,5711511
money remitted to the Receivers General within the time of this Accompt (besides 210,199l. 13s. 11¾d. in bonds)257,54319
Officers' salaries and incident charges1,91610
money repaid on debentures for Tobacco exported:
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson)
Chester (Joseph Sewell)14766
Cowes (John Dale)6,183183
Dartmouth (William Cowell)4,02042
Exeter (William Sprye)1,80540
Barnstaple (George Moor)78412
Biddeford (Thomas Jans)8,0283
Falmouth (William Pye)105109
Lancaster (Thomas Bateman)1,09403
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith)17,2859
Lime (George Lisle)1,2465
Milford (William Goodacre)9719
Plymouth (David Morris)2,77020
Weymouth (Philip Taylor)1,4847
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow)12,1108
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson)1,879119
money repaid upon certificates of damages and over entries, detailed by Collectors and places3,21711
money remitted to Henry Ferne, late Receiver of Customs, and received by him for bonds in his custody, Xmas 1715 to Midsummer 1716:
for these Impositions to 31 July 1710 (besides 102,188l. 3s.d. in bonds and 4l. 2s. 1d. in money from North Britain), for money received of Collectors 1,342l. 5s.d. and for money received on bonds, on the Principal 5,963l. 7s.d. and for Interest 2,212l. 16s.d.
for ditto to 31 July 1712 (besides 57,976l. 12s.d. in bonds) for money on bonds viz. for Principal 3,013l. 8s.d. and for Interest 860l. 9s. 1d.3,8731710½
for ditto to 31 July 1714 (besides 46,113l. 14s. 4d. in bonds and 8l. 4s. 2d. from North Britain), received in money 552l. 5s. 8d. and on bonds viz. for Principal 14,724l. 12s. and for Interest 159l. 9s.d.19,9367
for ditto from 1 Aug. 1714 (besides 88,424l. 5s.d. in bonds, 15l. 12s.d. received from North Britain, and 89l. 1s. 5d. which he was indebted as on his Cash Account to Xmas 1715) for money received of Collectors 19,366l. 13s.d. and on bonds viz. for Principal 50,645l. 12s.d. and for Interest 4l. 14s.d.70,0161910¼
total payments and allowances£475,3481210¾
and so remains£570,2023
whereof depending on sundry Receivers and Collectors for money and bonds in their hands at Xmas 1718:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, London port, for bonds
Anthony Lechmere and Francis Hawes, Receivers General, ditto210,1991311¾
the King's Remembrancer's Office, for bonds to be prosecuted33,9534
Barnstaple (George Moor, in bonds)52919
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson, in money 521l. 14s.d. and in bonds 33,680l. 1s.d.34,20115
Biddeford (Thomas Jans, in bonds)3,425105
Chester (Joseph Sewell, in money 142l. 19s. 11¾d. and in bonds 661l. 5s.)804411¾
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson, in money)2307
ditto (William Cowell, in money 107l. 0s.d. and in bonds 14l. 16s. 1¼d.)121166
Exeter (William Sprye, in money 512l. 18s.d. and in bonds 1,741l. 16s.d.)2,25414
Falmouth (William Pye, in bonds)6482
Gweeke (Bernard Penrose, in money)960
Lancaster (Thomas Bateman, in money 321l. 4s. 8d. and in bonds 785l. 3s. 8d.)1,10685
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, in money 4,460l. 2s.d. and in bonds 39,205l. 15s.d.)43,66518
Lyme (George Lisle, in money 156l. 3s.d. and in bonds 2,689l. 11s.d.)2,84514
Milford (William Goodacre, in money 128l. 7s.d. and in bonds 594l. 0s.d.)722710¾
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, in bonds)1,3445
Padstow (John Cock, in money)2294
Plymouth (David Morris, in bonds)2,2487
St. Ives (Richard Upton, in money)38
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher, in money)536
Weymouth (Philip Taylor, in money 277l. 15s.d. and in bonds 1,710l. 4s.d.)1,98800
Stockton (Peter Conset, in money 23l. 3s. 10¾d. and in bonds 414l.)437310¾
Swanzey (William Gwynn, in bonds)5311
Southampton (Charles Tyrrel, in bonds)3812
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, in money 478l. 15s.d. and in bonds 10,210l. 13s. 11¼d.)10,6899
and on the following late Collectors, for money unless otherwise stated:
the King's Remembrancer's Office, for bonds delivered there by the Executors of Henry Ferne, late Receiver General
Nathaniel Weeks, Receiver, London port, for bonds26,4841910
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe)842
Beaumaris (William Lewis)6416
Bristoll (John Sansome)3,30017
Cowes (Thomas Cole)3770
Deale (Salathiel Rolfe)4813
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley)21617
Liverpoole (Edward Scarborough)9,23914
Lime (Henry Badcock)225171
Padstow (William Taylor)4484
Penzance (Thomas Medcalf)423144
Rochester (John Pope)255
Richard Hutchinson, Solicitor of the bonds in London port, for bonds197182
Thomas Grainger, Receiver, London port421119
Barnstaple (Thomas Clinton)8317
Boston (John Clark)6000
Bridgewater (Henry Beaumont)70135
Biddeford (Richard Ustick)7633
Chester (Thomas Tyndale)2848
ditto (Edmond Smith)45186
Chichester (James Whitewood)376110¼
ditto (Samuel Bincks)417116
Dartmouth (Thomas Jenkinson)5063
Deal (James Smith)1,03619
Exeter (Thomas Jans)114
Falmouth (Edmond Harry)132130
ditto (William Peirson)46755
ditto (Thompson and Jennins)4714
Faversham (Nicholas Matson)15000
Fowey (John Dagg)3961310¾
Lancaster (John Foster)31711¼
Lime (Peter Southwick)9010
Milford (Walter Middleton)7,245181
ditto (David Morris)42
ditto (Joseph Sewell)6119
Minehead (Thomas Wolstenholme)34717
Newcastle (John Pye)82818
Newhaven (Edward Man)15116
Padstow (Francis Leister)36512
Padstow (John Bligh)1358
Penzance (Charles Jones)370
Plymouth (Thomas Swanton)254175
ditto (William Peirson)4,06015
Poole (William Jacomb)19519
ditto (William Bowles)984911¾
Portsmouth (Samuel Bincks)316
Rochester (John Moor)1110
Sandwich (Michael Walford)4901511
Scilly (Lodwick Jackson)415
Shoreham (John Goldham)384
Southampton (Adam de Cardonnel)778310¼
Swanzey (Alexander Trotter)3762
Weymouth (Lodwick Jackson)71211
ditto (Thomas Bower)2191410
Whitehaven (Richard Marshall)11611
ditto (John Fotherly)3146
ditto (Warwick Arthur)1,04719
total arrears as above£570,2023
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 18 October 1725.


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 790, ROLL 1006 [A.O.I./790/1006].

Anthony Lechmere and Francis Haws, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs.

25 December 1717 to 25 December 1718.

Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' hands at the foot of the last Accompt, none, they being in Surplusagenil
but the value of sundry bonds for payment of the New Impositions on Tobacco as at the foot of the preceding Accompt207,4271474
Receipts: money and bonds received of the several Receivers and Collectors within the time of this Accompt:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, bt., Receiver Inwards, on the Plantation Receipt, in money
ditto, ditto, in bonds173,453135
sundry merchants, for interest on bonds41010¼
(total London port 216,832l. 3s.d.)
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson)
Barnstaple (George Moore)3141011¾
Biddeford (Thomas Jans)2,65259
Exeter (William Sprye)58362
Feversham (Charles Sherman, late Collector)252
Falmouth (William Pye)7918
Lime (George Lisle)7937
Liverpoole (Sir Barnabas Scudamore, late Collector)1187
ditto (Nathaniel Smith)8,414148
Lancaster (Thomas Bateman)1,0694
Milford (William Goodacre)39000
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson)14000
Penrynn (Ambrose Thompson)14814
Weymouth (Philip Taylor)1,031152
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow)1,26013
(total Outports 43,483l. 14s.d.)
total charge and receipts£467,743131
Surplusage of the last Accompt3710
fees and salaries:
Sir John Shaw for extraordinary clerks, 200l.; Robert Shaw, Computer of these Impositions under him, 100l.; the four Examiners of the Outport books, 30l.; the Surveyor General, the Comptroller and the Surveyor in London port, for three extra clerks, 60l.; these Accomptants, for extra clerks, 100l.; Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee, 75l.; Henry Ferne, late Receiver General, for extraordinary clerks, 25l.
repayments on debentures for Tobacco exported180,627128
repayments on certificates of Tobacco damaged or overentered1,541410
(total allowed as above 182,758l. 17l. 6d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates74,79711
and so remains£210,149135
against which the value of bonds taken for securing these Impositions on Tobacco remaining in the Accomptants' hands on the determination of this Accompt210,1991311¾
and so these Accomptants are in Surplusage£500
Declared 16 July 1720.