Declared Accounts
Wine Licences


Institute of Historical Research



William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

Year published




Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'Declared Accounts: Wine Licences', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 32: 1718 (1962), pp. CCCLXX-CCCLXXI. URL: Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


(Min 3 characters)


Wine Licences


PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 3190 [E351/3190]. No Audit Office Roll.

Robert Lowndes, Daniel Dering, Richard Plumpton, William George Cresset and Charles Greenwood, Commissioners and Agents for granting Wine Licences.

Two years to Xmas 1719.

Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' hands on the end of their previous Accompt, none, they being in surplusagenil
depending on several persons for the rent of their licences or for compositions etc. as appears on the foot of the said Accompt12,484111
Receipts: the produce of the revenue of Wine Licences within the time of this Accompt:
divers persons in England etc. for the rent of their licences:
in the year 1718
in the year 17197,915176
divers persons who elapsed the time of taking out licences for small sums agreed to be paid by defaulters:
in the year 1718
in the year 1719272150
(total receipts as above 15,729l. 8s. 9d.)
Voluntary charge: money received within the time of this Accompt for licences granted in former years but not then brought to accompt5100
total charge and receipts£28,21908
Surplusage on the last Accompt1459
salaries: Robert Lowndes, Daniel Dering, Richard Plumpton and Charles Greenwood, Commissioners, for two years to Xmas 1719, 2,400l.; William George Cressett, the other Commissioner, from Xmas 1717 to 17 Dec. 1719, 593l. 8s. 6d.2,99386
Thomas Hancock, Comptroller40000
William Walker, Secretary16000
Edmond Townley, Cashier16000
clerks, messengers and office-keeper, detailed38000
incidents: Treasury and Exchequer fees etc., stationery wares, coals and wood, joiner's work, rent, exchange of a clock, riding charges of messengers; detailed1,1791310½
Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee14000
(total for salaries and incident charges 5,413l. 2s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer8,50000
total payments and allowances£14,058116
and so remains£14,16092
whereof depending on sundry persons for money in arrear for rent of wine licences and compositions:
in the years Xmas 1701 to Xmas 1715 (by years)
for the year ended at Xmas 1716, detailed at length by Counties, with names of persons and places616150
for the year ended at Xmas 1717, ditto50326
for the year ended at Xmas 1718, ditto72576
for the year ended at Xmas 1719, not detailed7,039176
and on Richard Booker, Clerk of the Contracts, for money imprested4000
and on eight Messengers, named, one 10l. and seven 20l. each15000
total of the Supers aforesaid£13,96295
and so the Accomptants are Indebted£197199
Declared 8 December 1724.