Declared Accounts
Stamp Duties

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'Declared Accounts: Stamp Duties', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CCCLVIII-CCCLXVII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85494 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES ETC.: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2176, ROLL 160 [A.O.1/2176/160].

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

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

2 August 1717 to 2 August 1718.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of several persons particularly named at the foot of the last General Accompt91,9001642/3
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 the Third Continued Duty and Additional Duty:
for stamps impressed or made for ready money at the Head Office
65,015010
for stamps put on vellum etc. delivered to the warehouse-keeper for the supply of the Country40,190168
for the Duties on Entries made by Secondaries etc.29300
money raised by penalties for deeds executed before they were stampt7500
the University Registers for the Duties entered by them for Degrees68600
the value of parchment, paper and prints provided for furnishing the Country and lodges with the Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Goods.2,89212
the profit arising by discompt allowed thereon by the stationers1,05292
the profit on the retail of goods in North Britain01595/6
110,205149⅓
for the New Duty on Stampt Vellum etc. and on Cards and Dice 1711:
for stamps imprest etc. at the Head Office for ready money
5,446191
for stamps put on vellum etc. delivered to the Warehouse-keeper for supplying the Country2,46840
for money raised by penalties for deeds executed before they were stampt1000
for the Duty on Cards labelled and marked this year at 6d. a pack8,75000
for the Duty on Dice marked this year at 5s. a pair814150
for the Duty on Almanacks stamped this year for the Stationers' Company52718
for the value of parchment, paper and prints provided for furnishing the Country and lodged with the Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Goods.10854
for the profit arising by discount allowed thereon by the stationers.6280
for the value of parchment etc. for the service of North Britain at prime cost, no discount being allowed thereon, lodged with the Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Goods.3180
for the profit on the retail of goods in North Britain3967/12
18,195077/12
for the Duties on several kinds of Stampt Vellum etc. and on certain printed papers, pamphlets and advertisements:
stamps imprested etc. at the Head Office for ready money
6,348184
for stamps put upon vellum etc. delivered to the Warehouse-keeper to supply the Country2,23599
for money raised by penalties for deeds executed before they were stampt1000
for the Duty on large Pamphlets at 2s. a sheet13520
for the Duty on Advertisements at 1s. each1,162150
for the Duty on Pamphlets accounted for by the Distributors108130
for the Duty by Advertisements accounted for by the Distributors.11280
for the value of parchment etc. for furnishing the Country, lodged with the Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Goods12514
for the profit arising by discount allowed thereon by the stationers486
for money chargeable on sundry publishers of pamphlets for the Duty on Advertisements published but not paid for within the time of this Accompt179140
10,46711
for the New Duty on Policies of Insurance 1712:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
2,570150
(total receipts as above 141,438l. 11s. 511/12d.)
overpayments, detailed:
for the continued Duties and Additional Duties
281116
for the New Duty on Stampt Vellum etc. and on Cards and Dice400
for the Duty on several kinds etc.551
376138
money due and payable for the rates upon moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices, 2 Aug. 1717 to 2 Aug. 1718:
the Duty of 6d. per 1l. on sums of 50l. or under:
on indentures brought to the Head Office; on 41,951l. 14s. 11d.
1,04817
on indentures brought to Country Collectors; on 31,830l. 16s. 6d.79516105/12
the Duty of 12d. per 1l. on sums over 50l.:
on indentures brought to the Head Office: on 49,658l. 0s.d.
2,48218
on indentures brought to Country Collectors: on 13,759l. 11s. 2d.687197
5,0151171/6
money for a penalty incurred for non-payment of the Duty2500
overpayments on the said rates, detailed:
on the rates to 1 May 1715
173
on ditto from 1 May 1715700
874
total charge and receipts£238,84317
Discharge.
Money accompted for in the Cash Accompt for these Duties:
salaries to the Commissioners etc. at the Head Office in London
8,28310
rent of the Offices in London22900
parchment, paper etc. bought and paid for within the time of this Accompt to be stampt for furnishing the Country3,13094
necessary and incident charges at the Head Office2,549149
repayment of the Under-Officers' taxes405100
discount for prompt payment at the Head Office2,112710
poundage to sundry Law Officers on their Entries12130
£s.d.
money paid into the Exchequer:
out of arrears on the Single Duty
19170
out of the Duties continued from 31 July 171035,29263
out of the Additional Duty37,86513
out of the further ditto towards a Lottery in 171421,27959
out of the New Duty on Cards and Dice15,549100
out of the Duties on several kinds etc.8,03010
out of the New Duty on Policies of Insurance2,34474
120,381101
(total accounted for in the Cash Accompt as above 137,104l. 6s. 0d.)
money overpaid in the last preceding Accompt177139
allowances to the several Distributors for necessary and incident charges etc. divided between the several Duties:
John Hudson, Distributor in London, for discount on parcels bonded by him
7100
allowed the Stationers' Company for Almanacks cancelled; on the New Duty 171155152
poundage allowed the Distributors3,6139
necessary and incident charges etc. paid by Distributors51317
poundage allowed the University Registers2714
incident charges etc. paid by John Hamilton, Head Distributor for North Britain58710
allowance to Paul Courand, late Distributor for Southampton761910½
4,8821611½
payments made out of the Duties upon moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices:
money paid and accompted for by Richard Holditch, Receiver General, in his Cash Accompt:
salaries
24000
necessary and incident charges111177
money paid into the Exchequer4,5275
4,8793
incident charges and poundage of Country Collectors:
necessary and incident charges
191
poundage allowed on 1,321l. 14s.d. at 1s. 6d. per 1l.992
1183
(total payments out of these Duties 4,997l. 6s. 10¼d.)
overpayments in the preceding Accompt out of the rates on money given with Clerks and Apprentices1043
total payments and allowances£147,26672
and so remains£91,57710
against which depending on the several Warehouse-keepers and others for so much remaining in their hands on 2 Aug. 1718, the time of the determination of this Accompt:
upon Distributors, detailed, for the Single Duty and for the First and Second Continued Duties
5,67837
upon Warehouse-keepers, Distributors etc. for the Third Continued Duty, the Additional Duties, the New Duties 1711 and 1712 and the Duty on policies of Insurance, detailed at length; the Distributors (in alphabetical order); George Cooper, the Oxford University ‘Register’, 86l. 16s.d.; the Warehouse-keepers, Charles Howland for Unstampt Goods, 1,318l. 2s.d. and William Curteis for Stampt Goods, 18,309l. 7s.d.; Major Carpenter, for Cards and Dice, stampt, 395l. 11s. 6d.; dicemakers, named, 144l.; cardmakers, named, 970l. 7s. 6d.; publishers, Mr. Gray of the London Gazette; Mr. Graves of the Daily Courant; Mr. Roberts of the Postman; Mr. Morphew of the Post-boy and the Evening Post; Mr. Warner of the St. James's Post, the St. James's Evening Post and the Saturday's Post, Mr. Read of the Weekly Journall; Mr. Morris of the Weekly Packet; Mr. Parker of the Great Britain's Weekly Packet; Mr. Applebee of the Weekly Journall; Mr. Graves of the Free Thinker; Mr. Warner of the Entertainer; Mr. Boeram of the Heraclitus Ridens and the Observator, 179l. 14s.; and several other persons; in all82,2971051/6
upon sundry Collectors, named, for the rates on moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices:
on the rates to 1 May 1715
1,09814811/12
on the rates continued from 1 May 17151,062645/12
2,16111⅓
upon several persons named at the foot of the Cash Account to August 17181,440150
£91,57710
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 16 July 1720.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2137, ROLL 23 [A.O.1/2137/23].

Richard Holditch, Receiver General of the Duties on Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper etc.; also the Rates on moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices.

2 August 1717 to 2 August 1718.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: depending on several persons particularly named at the foot of the last Accompt1,445150
Receipts: money received on the several Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper etc. within the time of this Accompt:
for the First Duty on Stampt Vellum etc. for four years:
arrears received of the security of John Atkins, a former Distributor
2000
for the said Duty further continued from 31 July 1710:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office for ready money
27,961124
for the like on deeds already written or ingrossed4000
money received of several Country Distributors17,25401
ditto of the ‘Registers’ of the two Universities7871
ditto of the Officers of the Law etc. for entries146100
ditto on bonds for this Duty8000
46,2693
for the Additional Duty from August 1698:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
24,569156
for the like on deeds already written etc.2500
money received of several Country Distributors13,52411
ditto of the ‘Registers’ of the two Universities1948
ditto of the Officers of the Law etc. for entries146100
ditto on bonds for this Duty8000
38,5405
for the further Additional Duty towards the Lottery 1714:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
12,483130
for the like on deeds already written etc.1000
money received of several Country Distributors9,9908
ditto on bonds for this Duty8000
22,5641
for the New Duty on Stampt Vellum etc. and on Cards and Dice 1711:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
5,446191
for the King's share of penalties1000
money received of several Country Distributors2,69917
ditto on bonds for this Duty504132
ditto on the Duties on Cards7,81326
ditto on the Duty on Dice82350
17,29716
for the Duties on several kinds of stampt Vellum etc. and on certain Printed Papers etc. 1712:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
6,348184
for the like on deeds already written etc.1000
money received of several Country Distributors2,18083
ditto for the Duty on large Pamphlets13520
ditto for the Duty on Advertisements1,162150
9,83737
for the New Duty on Policies of Insurance 1712:
for stamps impressed etc. at the Head Office etc.
2,570150
(total Receipts as above 137,099l. 6s. 0d.)
money received within the time of this Accompt for the rates upon money given with clerks and Apprentices:
for the said rates to 1 May 1715:
the rate of 6d. per 1l. on sums of 50l. or under at the Head Office; on 572l. 10s.
146
the rate of 1s. per 1l. on sums over 50l. at the Head Office; on 60l.300
money received for the said rates from Country Collectors241610¼
258131
for the said rates continued from 1 May 1715:
the rate of 6d. per 1l. on sums of 50l. or under at the Head Office; on 41,379l. 4s. 11d.
1,03410
the rate of 12d. per 1l. on sums over 50l. at the Head Office; on 49,598l. 0s.d.2,47918
money received of the Country Collectors1,0811
and for the King's share of a penalty2500
4,62010
(total receipts on these Duties 4,879l. 3s.d.)
total charge and receipts£143,4244
Discharge.
Salaries of the Commissioners etc.:
Sir Brocas Gardiner, bt., Richard Pye, Thomas Warner, Nicholas Carew and John Schutz, Commissioners; year to Midsummer 1718
2,00000
Richard Houlditch, Receiver General; same time50000
William Bridges, Secretary; same time30000
William Ashurst, Comptroller; same time40000
the Receiver's clerks, named; same time27000
the Secretary's clerks, named; same time26000
the Comptroller's clerks, named; same time26000
John Hubbard, Examiner and Accomptant Clerk, and William Hart, his assistant; same time15000
William Mowbray, Solicitor, at 50l. per an. to 31 Oct. and thereafter at 100l. per an.; same time8310
Philip Pinkney, Clerk of the Securities; same time7000
Abraham Fowler, Register of Warrants for Stamping, and John Hudson, his assistant; same time11000
Joseph Barry, Teller of the Stamps, and Francis Johnson, his assistant; same time12000
Charles Howland, Warehouse-keeper of Unstampt Parchment and Johnathan Stackhouse, his assistant; same time9000
William Curtis, Warehouse-keeper of Stampt Parchment and Paper and Major Carpenter, his assistant; same time23000
John Griffith, John Cochran and William Martyn, Inspectors etc.; same time30000
John Langman, their assistant; John Raynor, housekeeper; John Hudson, London Distributor; same time15000
Henry Sydenham, Supervisor of Stampers, a Deputy Supervisor and 39 stampers; same time1,69000
rolling press printers etc.; same time72000
Major Carpender, Entering Clerk of Cards and Dice and eight searchers and surveyors37000
John Rolls, Marker of Dice; same time5000
John Paine, Register of Pamphletts and Jonathan Stackhouse, his assistant; same time10000
three Inspectors of Gaming Houses; same time6000
8,28310
office rent to William Attwell and Co. for the Head Office in Lincoln's Inn and to James Berdoe for the house in Serle Street22900
Owen Lloyd and Co. for parchment, paper and prints for supply of the Country3,13094
incident charges and disbursements: William Nock, for his disbursements, 319l. 11s. 4d.; Owen Lloyd and Co., stationers, 513l. 9s. 5d.; John Griffith, for travelling charges, 115l.; Richard Price and Robert Henley for coal, 112l. 14s. 6d.; Peter Cocker, Searcher, for apprehending Mary Richardson, a counterfeiter, 10l.; Richard Trotter, for isinglass, 28l. 6s.; Thomas Stuard, ironmonger, 33l. 18s. 6d.; John Dandridge, painter, 30l. 13s.; Edward Gwynn joiner, 76l. 13s.; John Evans, tallowchandler, 29l. 10s.; James Close, junior, for cleaning Mr. Morgan's vault in Southwark 12l. 12s.; Elizabeth Wells, for detecting Mary Richardson as above and another counterfeiter in Spittlefields 10l. 10s.; John Rayner, housekeeper, for disbursements, 18l. 11s. 2d.; Henry Sydenham, for travelling charges in a suit against one Edwards for counterfeiting, 18l. 19s.; John Miles, for charges of passing the Cash Accompt to 1 Aug. 1716, 62l. 7s. 8d.; William Ashurst, Comptroller, for ditto the General Accompt for that year 24l. 3s. 6d.; John Bridges, for wainscot presses, 15l.; Richard Farshall, chief butler to the Society of Lincoln's Inn, for absent commons and the Preacher's Roll to Trinity term, 1718, 14l. 8s.; the Accomptant for loss on 343 guineas reduced from 21s. 6d. to 21s., 8l. 11s. 6d.; Thomas Dorrington, bricklayer, 25l.; William Bridges, Secretary, for disbursements, 341l. 16s. 6d.; John Cochran, for travelling charges, 136l.; William Mowbray, for lawcharges, 279l. 18s. 10d.; this Accomptant, for tally money etc., 62l. 0s. 10d.; Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee, 190l.2,549149
taxes repaid on salaries not exceeding 100l. per an.405100
discount for prompt payment at 6l. per cent. per an.2,112710
poundage to the Entering ‘Registers’12130
(total for salaries etc. as above 16,722l. 15s. 11d.)
money paid into the Exchequer; detailed by dates:
out of arrears of the Single Duty for the first four years
19170
out of the said Duties further continued from 31 July 171035,29263
out of the further Additional Duty37,86513
out of ditto towards the Lottery 171421,27959
out of the New Duty and on Cards and Dice15,549100
out of the Duties on several kinds etc. and on printed papers etc. 17128,03010
out of the New Duties on Policies of Insurance2,34474
120,381101
payments out of the rates on moneys given with Clerks and Apprentices:
salaries: Henry Montague, Register and Comptroller, 150l.; Jebez Hughes, his clerk, 50l.; Job Powell, Receiver's Clerk, 10l.; William Hale, Entering Clerk, 30l.; year to Midsummer 1718
24000
necessary and incident charges: taxes on salaries not exceeding 100l.; disbursements for proclaiming orders; carriage of parcels etc.; Jacob Tonson and Co., for stationery wares; isinglass; ironmongers' wares; law-charges111177
351177
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of arrears to 1 May 1715
257187
out of the Duty further continued from 1 May 17154,269611½
4,5275
total payments and allowances£141,9839
and so remains£1,440150
whereof depending on the following for money imprested:
John Montagu, Solicitor
1,105150
William Nok20000
Ezekiel Johnson, James Baldwyn and Peter Jadkin1000
William Martin3000
Henry Sidenham1000
William Mowbray5000
John Cockran3000
Ezekiel Johnson and Stephen Sheffield500
£1,440150
and so this Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 16 June 1720.