Declared Accounts
Hackney Coaches


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'Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CCCLXVII-CCCLXVIII. URL: Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Hackney Coaches


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1327, ROLL 24 [A.O.1/1327/24].

Edward W[h]arton, Receiver General of the money arising by licensing Hackney Coaches and Chairs.

25 June 1717 to 24 June 1718.

Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands upon the end of his last Accompt500
depending upon sundry hackney coachmen in arrears for the rent of their licences and for the King's moiety of forfeitures72500
Receipts: money arising under the Acts for licensing and regulating hackney coaches within the time of this Accompt:
for the rent of 800 hackney coach licences at 5s. each a week, payable monthly
for the King's moiety of eight forfeitures at 2l. each800
for ditto of five forfeitures at 30s. each3150
for ditto of eighteen forfeitures at 20s. each900
for ditto of seven forfeitures at 15s. each2126
for ditto of 143 forfeitures at 10s. each35150
money arising under the said Acts for licensing and regulating hackney chairs:
for the rent of 300 hackney chair licences at 10s. each per annum.
for the King's moiety of three forfeitures at 40s. each300
total charge and receipts£11,34226
Salaries: John Way, Thomas Sutton, More Molineux and John Idle, Commissioners, Charles Bernard and Wavell Smith ‘succeeding each other in the quallity of a Commissioner’, 500l.; Edward Wharton, Receiver, 62l.; Charles Bolton, clerk, 50l.; James Cook, housekeeper, 40l.; George Edes and Richard Cotton, messengers, 80l.; William Kempe, street keeper, and Edward Dickenson and Seymour Stillingfleet ‘succeeding each other as street keepers’, 70l.80200
Office rent: Mrs. Joyce Collins for the house in Surry Street in the Strand, 38l.; Peter Blaslow, Doctor in Physick, to complete the rent of a house at York Buildings, 7l.4500
incident charges: Treasury and Exchequer fees, solicitors' fees (John Pye, including damages awarded Ralph Short for a fine imposed on him by a messenger), office necessaries etc., an eight day ‘wall-nuther’ clock supplied by James de Fountaine, clockmaker, in exchange for an old spring clock, Thomas Foley for the Auditor's fee26679
Officers' taxes6030
(total for the charges of managing this revenue 1,173l. 10s. 9d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates:
for the Duty on Hackney Coaches
for the Duty on Hackney Chairs15800
total payments and allowances£10,61700
and so remains£72526
whereof depending on several hackney and stage coachmen for arrears of rent and for the King's moiety of forfeitures72500
and so the Accomptant is Indebted026
Declared 7 November 1718.