Declared Accounts
Customs, Silks and Linens


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'Declared Accounts: Customs, Silks and Linens', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CCCIX-CCCXV. URL: Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Customs, Silks and Linens


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 648, ROLL 257 [A.O.1/648/257].

Robert Hunter, Comptroller General of Customs.

25 December 1717 to 25 December 1718.

Arrears: remaining in the hands of the several Receivers and Collectors upon the determination of the last preceding General Accompt, in money122,7940
ditto, in bonds8,324139
Receipts: money due and payable for the New Impositions on Silks and Linens within the time of this Accompt:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, bt., Receiver Inwards, on the Grand Receipt, in money
ditto, ditto, in bonds124,5881011½
(total London port 215,750l. 3s. 2d.)
Aberdovy (Robert Owen)
Aldeburge (William Palmer)10
Barnstaple (George Moore)782
Beaumaris (Fetherstone Nicholson)1710
Berwick (Samuel Kettellby)4374
Blackney (Thomas Shorting)321711¼
Boston (William Johnson)19729
Bridgewater (John Oldmixon)3610
Bridlington (John Bower)909
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson, in money 9,205l. 11s. 10d. and in bonds 1,301l. 15s. 10½d.)10,5077
Biddeford (Thomas Jans)25012
Cardigan (Francis Howell)063
Carlisle (Richard Gibson)033
Chepstow (Emanuel Walker)321111½
Chester (Joseph Sewell)16158
Chichester (Henry Baker)27124
Colchester (James Bruce)1619
Cowes (John Dale)638211
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson)295
ditto (William Cowell)146
Deale (Edward Peters)3111¾
Dover (John Ball)1289
Exeter (William Sprye)1,68012
Falmouth (William Pye)31137
Fowey (Charles Lamb)381
Gweek (Bernard Penrose)27147
Harwich (Jacob Bury)6714
Hull (Hugh Mason)4,3789
Ilfracomb (John Jenkins)018
Ipswich (Cooper Gravenor)797
Lancaster (Thomas Bateman)1397
Lanelthy (John Phillips)11210
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, in money 1,459l. 4s.d. and in bonds 51l. 13s.d.)1,51018
Looe (John Dyer)2385
Lime (George Lisle)03
Lynn (Henry Hare)1,5267
Milford (William Goodacre)7515
Minehead (Thomas Blake)2248
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson)1,391144
Padstow (John Cock)187
Penryne (Ambrose Thompson)8019
Penzance (William Warren)1383
Plymouth (David Morris)4241410½
Poole (Alfrid Lawson)1348
Portsmouth (John Arnold)827159
Poulton (James Chew)311610¼
Rochester (Robert Weller)19265
Rye (James Benn)3111
St. Ives (Richard Upton)1331711½
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher)764
Scarborough (Timothy Fish)1516
Shoreham (James Lamb)1410
Southampton (Charles Tyrrell)9615
Stockton (Peter Conset)737133
South would (Edward Davis)88
Sunderland (Arthur Robinson)16567
Swanzey (William Gwynn)1629
Truro (Zacharias Williams)1980
Wells (John Keene)185910½
Weymouth (Philip Taylor)10018
Whitby (Hamlet Wood)9818
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow)1364
Wisbeech (Joseph Ryland)7518
ditto (Thomas Cary)21111½
Woobridge (Oliver Newby)618
Yarmouth (Thomas Moore)88717
interest on bonds013
overpayments, detailed by Collectors and places7,248910½
total charge and receipts£383,559119
Overpayments on the preceding Accompt3,9489
money remitted to the Receiver General162,214310¼
Officers' salaries and incident charges5,548153
repayments upon debentures for goods exported:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, bt., Receiver Inward
Barnstaple (George Moor)
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson)1,7200
Biddeford (Thomas Jans)13111¼
Cowes (John Dale)3091
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson)46
Dover (John Ball)101011¼
Exeter (William Spry)9819
Falmouth (William Pye)1176
Hull (Hugh Mason)611
Ilfracomb (John Jenkins)012
Lancaster (Thomas Bateman)817
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith)24915
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson)1113
Plymouth (David Morris)207
Portsmouth (John Arnold)326
Rye (James Benn)216
Weymouth (Philip Taylor)422
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow)2389
Yarmouth (Thomas Moor)128
repayments upon certificates of damages and overentries, detailed by Collectors and places27614
money remitted to Henry Ferne, late Receiver General, Xmas 1715 to Midsummer 1716, for which he has now accompted56,9901611½
total payments and allowances£254,97314
and so remains£128,58517
whereof depending on sundry Receivers and Collectors for money or bonds in their hands at Xmas 1718:
Sir John Shaw, bt., Receiver Inland, London port, for bonds
the King's Remembrancer's Office, for bonds to be presented7310
Aberdovy (John Owen, money)11011
Aldeburgh (William Palmer, money)01011¼
Beaumaris (Fetherstone Nicholson, money)6144
Berwick (Samuel Kettilby, money)2232
Blackney (Thomas Shorting, money)3704
Boston (William Johnson, money)7729
Bridgewater (John Oldmixon, money)415
Bridlington (John Bower, money)3809
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson, in money 3,010l. 5s. 1d. and in bonds 1,652l. 10s. 9d.)4,6621510
Cardigan (John Gwynn, money)0910¼
ditto (Francis Howell, money)211
Carlisle (Richard Gibson, money)1176
Chester (Joseph Sewell, money)13517
Chichester (Henry Baker, money)1618
Colchester (James Bruce, money)362
Cowes (John Dale, money)36116
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson, money)30515
ditto (William Cowell, money)1100
Deale (Edward Peters, money)00
Exeter (William Sprye, money)7244
Falmouth (William Pye, money)23888
Feversham (John Smalman, money)014
Fowey (Charles Lamb, money)4813
Gloucester (Richard Cossley, money)81510
Gweeke (Bernard Penrose, money)331
Harwich (Jacob Bury, money)456
Hull (Hugh Mason, money)1,15435
Ispwich (Cooper Gravenor, money)5007
Lancaster (Thomas Bateman, money)1066
Lannelly (John Phillips, money)3518
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, in money 1,062l. 4s.. and in bonds 55l. 2s.d.)1,11766
Looe (John Dyer, money)118
Lynn (Henry Hare, money)3,808611¾
Milford (William Goodacre, money)5115
Minehead (Thomas Blake, money)9911¼
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, money)430118
Newhaven (Edward Pollington, money)1899
Penryne (Ambrose Thomson, money)4911¼
Penzance (William Warren, money)541
Plymouth (David Morris, money)19013
Portsmouth (John Arnold, money)94
Poulton (James Chew, money)320
St. Ives (Richard Upton, money)416
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher, money)3331
Scarborough (Timothy Fish, money)950
Southampton (Francis Medcalf, money)5119
ditto (Charles Tyrrell, money)597
Stockton (Peter Conset, money)2471611¼
Truro (Zachariah Williams, money)10266
Wells (John Keen, money)2562
Whitby (Hamlet Woods, money)751610
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, money)15710
Wisbeech (Joseph Ryland, money)4659
ditto (Thomas Cary, money)21111½
Woodbridge (Oliver Newby, money)104190
and on the following late Collectors for money:
Aldeburgh (James Syred)
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe)838
Beaumaris (William Lewis)235
Berwick (George Moor)155146
Boston (Samuel Oldfield)38310
Bristoll (John Sampson)5,102011¼
Biddeford (Charles Jones)1773
Cardiffe (Alexander Purcell)36
Chepstow (Walter Aldey)886
Cowes (Thomas Cole)3385
Dartmouth (Lodwick Jackson)657
Deale (Salathiel Rolfe)79
Exeter (Charles Orchard)1,2257
ditto (William Chamberlaine)36516
Feversham (Charles Sherman)230138
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley)1691
Liverpoole (Edward Scarborough)2771310¼
Lime (Thomas Jans)286
ditto (Henry Badcock)11129
Minehead (Nicholas Jefferys)3910
Penzance (Richard Score)56169
ditto (Thomas Medcalfe)914
Poole (Thomas Chamberlain)59
Sunderland (William Ettrick)100
Truro (Richard Jennings)2813
Whitby (George Trotter)837103
Whitehaven (Alfrid Lawson)0150
Arundel (Nicholas Davis)0110½
Barnstaple (Thomas Clinton)2617
Berwick (James Howard)3740
Boston (John Butler)1585
ditto (John Clarke)7801310
Bridgewater (William Cornish)0187
Bristoll (John Dutton Colt)15,36215
Biddeford (Richard Ustick)245011
ditto (John Bolitho)4261110¼
Carlisle (William Christian)21111
Chester (Thomas Tindall)122102
Chichester (James Whitewood)73915
ditto (Samuel Bincks)36813
Dartmouth (Thomas Jenkinson)2619
ditto (James Jenkinson)00
Deale (James Smith)1512
ditto (Lancelot Whitehall)67410½
Dover (Richard Breton)2,726131
Falmouth (George Sprye)2137
ditto (William Peirson)6515
ditto (Rawley Radford)895
ditto (Thomson and Jennings)173
Feversham (Nicholas Matson)4616
Fowey (John Dagg)896
ditto (Thomas Bulley)238
ditto (Thomas Jans)06
Harwich (Mark Wildbore)31168
ditto (Robert Meadowes)2,11615
Ipswich (Thomas Bridgeman)111195
ditto (Benjamin Huggins)211
ditto (John Knackston)1018
Liverpoole (Edward Smith)298
Lime (Peter Southwick)49
Lynn (Robert Thorowgood)324
ditto (Robert Twells)070
Milford (Walter Middleton)793174
ditto (Joseph Sewell)119
Minehead (Thomas Wolstenholme)96596
Newcastle (John Pye)1,9231511½
ditto (Sir Thomas Doleman)00
Newhaven (Alexander Shoebridge)01
Padstow (Francis Leister)1403
Penryne (Edmond Harry)36211¼
ditto (Sidney Bligh)1136
Penzance (John Williams)674121
ditto (Charles Jones)4424
ditto (Ambrose Thompson)717
Plymouth (Thomas Swanton)5,36413
ditto (William Peirson)4474
Poole (William Jacomb)209
ditto (William Bowles)9494
ditto (George Savile)2668
ditto (William Chamberlaine)7212
ditto (Henry Baker)8184
Portsmouth (John Weaver)31017
ditto (Samuel Bincks)25014
Poulton (William Jennings)6177
Rochester (John Moor)70212
Rye (Francis Lightfoot)4817
ditto (Robert Manley)545
ditto (George Shuckburgh)17414
ditto (Michael Walford)1,16914
ditto (John Ball)4912
Scarborough (John Bains)1441710
ditto (Richard Wilson)679
Scilly (John Shelbury)0189
Southampton (Adam de Cardonnell)1,85317
Swanzey (Alexander Trotter)5296
ditto (Mathew Seyes)3325
Truro (Nicholas Saunders)3091811¾
Wells (Alexander Middleton)655
Weymouth (Lodwick Jackson)1057
Whitby (Gerrard Fox)3275
ditto (George Macey)563
ditto (James Sedgwick)64126
ditto (Pinckney and Braithwait)191911½
Whitehaven (Richard Marshall)444
ditto (Warwick Arthur)223
Wisbeech (Robert Twells)1486
Yarmouth (Thomas Clarke)3210
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 18 October 1725.


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 790, ROLL 1004 [A.O.1/790/1004].

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
Receipts: money received of the several Receivers and Collectors for the New Impositions on Silks and Linens within the time of this Accompt:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, bt., Receiver Inwards on the Grand Receipt, in money
Aberdovy (John Bevan)
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson)7,905180
Berwick (Samuel Kittleby)3459
Barnstaple (George Moore)8517
Bridlington (John Bower)597
Boston (William Johnson)12000
Bridgwater (John Oldmixon)2000
Biddeford (Thomas Jans)16010
Chepstow (Emanuel Walker)3514
Cowes (John Dale)13000
Chester (Joseph Sewell)11000
Chichester (Henry Baker)117
Carlisle (Richard Gibson)033
Dover (John Ball)91811¼
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson)221
Deal (Edward Peters)180
Exeter (William Spry)1,400164
Falmouth (William Pye)21516
Gweek (Bernard Penrose)4611
Harwich (Jacob Bury)59191
Hull (Hugh Mason)3,055136
Ipswich (Cooper Gravenor)386
Lynn (Henry Hare)1,334192
Lime (George Lisle)01
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith)85016
Lancaster (Thomas Bateman)6815
Looe (John Dyer)3190
Malden (Peter Robjent)191
Minehead (Thomas Blake)16915
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson)50000
Newhaven (Edward Pollington)27
Padstow (John Cock)187
Penryn (Ambrose Thompson)461610¼
Rochester (Robert Weller)25816
Rye (James Benn)2996
Stockton (Peter Conset)4601
St. Ives (Richard Upton)8817
Southampton (Francis Medcalf)12400
ditto (Charles Tyrrel)378
Sunderland (William Ettrick)214
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher)52180
Weymouth (Philip Taylor)14219
Wisbech (Joseph Ryland)1898
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow)49196
Whitby (George Trotter)1511
Yarmouth (Thomas Moore)4104
(total Outports 19,017l. 14s. 11¼d.)
total payments and allowances£162,214310 (fn. 1)
Surplusage on the last Accompt3710
fees and salaries:
these Accomptants, for extraordinary clerks, 50l.; Henry Ferne, late Receiver General, for ditto 12l. 10s.; the four Examiners of the Outport books 10l.; Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee, 75l.
money repaid on debentures for goods exported31,8321811
ditto on certificates of damaged and defective goods6010
(total repayments 32,433l. 19s.d.; total for salaries and repayments 32,581l. 9s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates129,64550
total payments and allowances£162,264411¼
and so these Accomptants are in Surplusage
Declared 16 July 1720.


1 Recte, 162,214l. 3s. 10¼d.