Declared Accounts
Wine Licences

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'Declared Accounts: Wine Licences', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. CDVII-CDVIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85935 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Wine Licences

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: WINE LICENCES.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 3187 [E351/3187].
No Audit Office Roll.
THOMAS LAKE, JOHN HARWOOD, ROBERT LOWNDES, THOMAS GOODALL and WILLIAM CONGREVE and ROBERT LOWNDES, WILLIAM CONGREVE, JOHN WYNDHAM, GEORGE SCOTT and JOHN FLOYER, successively Commissioners and Agents for granting Licences to sell Wine.
Christmas 1711 to Christmas 1713.
Charge.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' hands upon the end of their last Accompt, none because in Surplusagenil
depending in super upon several persons for rents of licences or for compositions and for money imprested, as shown in the said Accompt7,601123
Receipts: money arising by the rents of wine licences granted within the time of this Accompt, etc.:£s.d.
rent of licences granted within the time of this Accompt9,37066
agreements made with several persons for retailing wine in past years10476
sundry persons who elapsed their times for taking out licences, 1708 to 1713; small sums agreed to be paid by defaulters towards the charge of the Messengers' journeys150100
9,62540
Surcharge: sums which on examination appeared to be omitted in the Accomptants' first Charge9176
total charge and receipts£17,31839
Discharge.
Surplusage on the last Accompt160110
Salaries:
Robert Lowndes, William Congreve, George Scott and John Floyer, Commissioners, for two years at 200l. per an. each1,60000
John Wyndham, another, from 19 April 171233650
Thomas Hancock, Comptroller; same rate; two years40000
Cashiers, Accomptants, Clerks of Contracts, Clerk of the Bonds and Messengers, detailed with names70000
3,03650
incident charges, detailed (New Year's gifts, riding charges, bills of cravings, office necessaries, expenses of passing the Accompt, Office rent, etc.)76821
Auditor's fee: to Thomas Foley14000
total payments out of the Revenue from Wine Licences, 3,944l. 7s. 1d.
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates5,00000
over-charges29100
total payments and allowances£9,13481
and so remains8,183158
whereof depending in super on sundry persons, named at great length and arranged by Counties, for rent of licences and for compositions:
for the year ended at Xmas 170240550
ditto 1703387100
ditto 170426582
ditto 170526850
ditto 1706328113
ditto 1707379163
ditto 1708386100
ditto 170931800
ditto 1710443150
ditto 171139939
ditto 1712838150
ditto 1713 (not detailed)4,39476
8,715611
and upon several persons for money advanced them for horse hire and riding charges etc., detailed18500
£8,900611
and so these Accomptants are in Surplusage716113
Declared 13 November 1717.