Declared Accounts
Hackney Coaches


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'Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25: 1711 (1952), pp. CDXXXII-CDXXXIV. URL: Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Hackney Coaches

EDWARD WHARTON, Receiver General of moneys arising by the Licensing of Hackney and Stage Coaches.
Midsummer 1710 to Midsummer 1711.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of this Accomptant on the end of his last Accompt20000
depending upon sundry hackney and stage coachmen in arrear72200
Receipts: for the rent of 700 hackney coach licences at 4l. each2,80000
for the Queen's moiety of two forfeitures at 5l. each500
for the Queen's moiety of 28 forfeitures at 40s. each2800
for the Queen's moiety of 14 forfeitures at 10s. each3100
total charge and receipts£3,758100
Salaries: Daniel Blake, Charles Heron, Abraham Magny, E. Jollyvet and George Clark, Commissioners, at 100l. per an. each; Edward Wharton, Receiver, at 62l. per an.; Charles Bolton, clerk to the Commissioners, at 50l. per an.; Francis Champelon, housekeeper, at 40l. per an.; George Edes and Michael Brown, messengers, at 40l. per an. each; Richard Colton and Albertus Oldfeild, streetkeepers, at 35l. per an. each80200
rent of the Office in Surrey Street; to Mrs. Joyce Collins3800
incident charges: Edward Wharton for his charges; John Tisser, Solicitor, for his charges; George Grafton and Edward Castle for stationery; coals; Charles Bolton, for his charges; the housekeepers for their disbursements; and George Edes for the prosecution of one Turner at Hicks's Hall21109
auditor's fee; to Edward Harley1500
money paid into the Exchequer (quarterly payments)1,696153
and so remains 915l. 10s. 0d.
whereof depending on several hackney and stage coachmen for arrears, etc.:
11 stage coachmen for 12 stage coach licences at 8l. per an. for the year to Midsummer 16959600
40 stage coachmen for 46 licences for three quarters to Midsummer 169527600
20 stage coachmen for 27 licences for half a year to Midsummer 169510800
33 stage coachmen for 45 licences for Midsummer quarter 16959000
two coachmen at the same rate for Xmas quarter 1694400
Francis Morgan for 5 licences for Ladyday quarter 1695 and for 7 licences for Midsummer quarter 16952400
two coachmen for half a year to Ladyday 1695800
ten coachmen for 12 licences for Ladyday quarter 16952400
Isaac Keene for one licence for a year to Midsummer 1695 and for one licence for Midsummer quarter 16951000
Robert Bird for his licence for Xmas quarter 1694 and Midsummer quarter 1695 and for two other licences for three quarters due the same time1600
Richard Barnes for two licences for Xmas quarter 1694 and for four licences for Ladyday quarter 1695 and for two licences for Midsummer quarter 16951600
Francis Drinkwater for one licence for half a year to Xmas 1694 and for Midsummer quarter 1695600
William Powell for three licences, one for Ladyday quarter 1695 and two for Midsummer quarter 1695600
Jonathan Hopkins for one licence for Xmas quarter 1694 and Midsummer quarter 1695400
John Woodgate, for one other licence for Michaelmas quarter 1694 and Midsummer quarter 1695400
for forfeitures; 10 hackney coachmen convicted in the year to Midsummer 1695 for driving coaches without licence at 50s. each and 5 hackney coachmen for taking more than is allowed by Law at 20s. each3000
and so the said Accomptant is Indebted193100
Declared 12 August 1714.