Declared Accounts
Stamp Duties

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'Declared Accounts: Stamp Duties', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 24: 1710 (1952), pp. CCLXXII-CCLXXIV. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85706 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2924.
[STAMP DUTIES ON] STAMPED VELLUM, PARCHMENT AND PAPER.
1 August 1709 to 1 August 1710.
Exhibited by W. ASHURST. Comptroller and Accomptant General of those Duties.
Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
arrears:
remains in the hands of several persons named at the foot of the last accompt72,1528
receipts:
for the stamps put upon parchment. vellum and paper and paid for and delivered out of the head office in London:
on account of the Continued Stamp Duties [as by 8–9 Wm. III., c. 20]30,100164
on account of the Additional Stamp Duties [as by 1 Anne, c. 7]27,188148
57,289110
for the stamps put upon parchment and paper delivered to the warehousekeeper to supply the country:
on the Continued Duties19,00732
on the Additional Duties16,13592
35,142124
for the Duties payable by the Registers of the Universities and by Law Officers:
George Cooper, Register of the University of Oxford254140
the several Prothonotaries, Secondaries, Registers in Chancery and other Law Officers of the Courts for entries made by them1,094150
1,34990
sundry town clerks for stamps upon Admissions and Inventories of Bills8180
penalties for deeds engrossed before they were stamped3500
value of paper and parchment provided by the Commissioners3,529126
overpayments:
Robert Grove, Register of Cambridge, et al24710
money due upon bond20000
total of charge and receipts£170,027114 1/8
Discharge.£s.d.
money accounted for in the Cash Account of these Duties94,73017
overpayments in the preceding accompt918
allowances to Distributors for sending stampt paper in the country and for incidents3,58074 1/8
money due on the Additional Duty charged as overpaid on the Continued Duty4835
damaged and useless stamped parchment and paper, cancelled by order of the Treasury4,49013
total payments and allowances£102,859194 1/8
and so Remains 67,167l. 12s. 0d.
whereof:
depending upon warehousekeepers, Distributors &c., detailed, 67,167l. 12s. 0d.
and so this General Accompt of these Duties is even and quitt.
Declared 16 July 1712.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2910.
CASH ACCOUNT OF THE STAMP DUTIES.
WILLIAM FRANKLAND, Esq., Receiver General.
31 July 1709 to 31 July 1710.
Charge.£s.d.
arrears: nil, he being Even and Quit on his last account.
receipts:
for the arrears of Duties granted for four years to 1 August 17061478
for the Duties Continued from 31 July 170652,605170
for certain Rates and Duties granted to the late King William and his successors41,977116
total charge£94,73017
Discharge.£s.d.£s.d.
salaries to the Commissioners, officers and clerks, detailed5,16000
rent to Thomas Atwill and Company for the Stamp Office in Lincolns Inn16000
parchment and paper brought into the Office2,5346
incidents1,16912
discount allowed on prompt payment at 6 per cent. for three months for moneys paid by 10l. parcels or upwards as by Act of Parliament1,44612
charges on paying moneys into the Exchequer, viz. for allowing of tallies, porterage of money &c.614
Registers of the Court of Chancery and others for poundage of money by them paid37179
auditors' fees47000
money paid into the Exchequer:
on account of the Duties Continued to 1 Aug. 17061472
on account of the Further Continued Duty42,14513
on the Additional Duty41,253115
83,54671
total payments and allowances£94,53017
and so Remains 199l. 19s. 11¾d.
against which
imprested to John Montagu, solicitor, for charges of prosecutions, 200l.
so this accomptant is in surplusage 0l. 0s. 0¼d.
Declared 16 July 1712.