Declared Accounts
Hawkers and Pedlars


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'Declared Accounts: Hawkers and Pedlars', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CCCLXVIII-CCCLXIX. URL: Date accessed: 25 November 2014.


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Hawkers and Pedlars


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1425, ROLL 22 [A.O.1/1425/22].

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

23 June 1717 to 24 June 1718.

Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the determination of their last Accompt11711
depending on sundry persons as at the foot of the said last Accompt2,2101011
Receipts: money arising within the time of this Accompt under the Acts for licensing Hawkers, Pedlars and Petty Chapmen:
for 2,390 licences at 4l. each licence
for 193 licences for travelling with the like number of horses at 4l. for each horse77200
for the fees of 2,189 single foot licences at 1s. each10990
for the fees of 193 licences for travelling with a like number of horses at 2s. each licence1960
for the charge of eight bonds for securing the latter moiety of the Duty at 12d. each bond080
total charge and receipts£12,7895
Salaries: George Townsend junior and Montague Bacon, two Commissioners, 200l.; Francis Brown, the other Commissioner, and Thomas Jervoise junior, succeeding him, 100l.; Hadley D'Oyley, Solicitor, to Xmas 1717 and Charles Townsend succeeding him, 50l.; Thomas Tomkins, Cashier, 90l.; Jacob Imbert and James Hustler, clerks, 100l.; nine Riding Surveyors, named, 900l.; three Surveyors, named, for London, Westminster etc., 150l.; Robert Sale, messenger, 30l.1,62000
money allowed for prompt payment of the latter moiety of this Duty:
for prompt payment on 2,382 licences at 2s. per 1l.
for ditto on licences for travelling with 193 horses, ditto38120
incident charges: stationery postage and other office necessaries; inquiry into sureties; umbrellas for the windows; rent etc.; remittance of money and travelling charges; stamps impressed; Treasury and Exchequer fees; Edward Harley for the Auditor's fee, 25l.49046
(total of the charges as above for managing these Duties 2,625l. 4s. 6d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates7,50000
total payments and allowances£10,12546
and so remains£2,6640
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.; Richard Harrington for money imprested, 38l.; on Richard Este, late Riding Surveyor, 33l. 18s. 6d.
arrears due at Midsummer 1717:
on Jacob Harrison, late a Surveyor in the Country
and so the Accomptants are Indebted£453910½
Auditor's Memorandum. James Macbury, Francis Nelson and John Whitley, late Riding Surveyors, are accountable respectively for 62, 50 and 15 licences within the time of the Accompt to Midsummer 1715; William Este, anotner Riding Surveyor, is accountable for 11 licences within the time of the Accompt to Midsummer 1716; numbers given. The bonds tor securing these Duties are in the Solicitor's hands.
Declared 22 April 1723.