Declared Accounts
Hawkers and Pedlars

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

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'Declared Accounts: Hawkers and Pedlars', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. CDXLV-CDXLVI. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86118 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Hawkers and Pedlars

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HAWKERS AND PEDLARS.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1739 [E.351/1739].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1424, ROLL 18 [A.O.1/1424/18].
Samuel Atkinson and Thomas Earsby, Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers and Petty Chapman.
24 June 1713 to 23 June 1714.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants’ hands at the end of their last Accompt 135 6 0
and depending on several persons as at the foot of the said Accompt 1,905 0 3
Receipts: money arising within the time of this Accompt for licences under the Act [9 Wm. III c. 27 continued by 6 Anne, c. 2]:
for 1943 foot licences granted for a year to Midsummer 1714 at 4l. each 7,772 0 0
for licences for travelling with 166 horses at 4l. each horse, for the same time 664 0 0
for 1,777 single foot-licences at 12d. each 88 17 0
for 166 licences for travelling with 166 horses at 2s. each 16 12 0
for seven bonds for securing the latter moiety of the Duty at 12d. each bond 0 7 0
total receipts 8,541l. 16s. 0d.
total charge and receipts £10,582 2 3
Discharge.
Salaries:
Samuel Atkinson and Thomas Earsby, Commissioners, 200l.; Culverwell Needler, Solicitor, 50l.; four clerks, named, 200l.; five Riding Surveyors, named, 500l.; Surveyors for the City of London, named, 150l.; Richard Harrington, messenger, 30l.; William Este, Riding Surveyor and General Surveyor, at 200l. per an., from 9 Dec. 1713, 109l. 3s. 6d. 1,239 3 6
allowances for prompt payment:
for prompt payment of 3,872l. being the latter moiety of the Duty on 1,936 licences, 387l. 4s.; and for prompt payment of 332l. being the latter moiety of the Duty on 166 licences for travelling with horses, 33l. 4s. 420 8 0
necessary and incident charges:
Mary Fawkner, stationer, for books etc.; William Thornburgh, junior, for office-rent; Philip Haynes, for remitting from the country at 2d. per 1l.; Robert Watts for coals; Francis Jones and John Rice, for surveying ten counties etc.; Richard Harrington for disbursements; the Executors of Culverwell Needler for law charges; Joseph Zigenhorne for inquiring into the sufficiency of securities; Treasury and Exchequer fees etc.; Edward Harley for the Auditor's fee 25l. 660 1
total of the above charges for managing these Duties 2,319l. 13s. 1½d.
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 6,400 0 0
£8,719 13
and so remains 1,862 9
against which depending on sundry persons in arrears for their licences or for the value of bonds not yet answered, detailed:
Midsummer 1697 to Midsummer 1698 377 13 6 (fn. 1)
Midsummer 1698 to Midsummer 1699 196 0 0
Midsummer 1699 to Midsummer 1700 302 18 0
Midsummer 1700 to Midsummer 1701 247 10 0
Midsummer 1701 to Midsummer 1702 42 15 0
Midsummer 1702 to Midsummer 1703 21 7 0
Midsummer 1703 to Midsummer 1704 11 10 6
Midsummer 1704 to Midsummer 1705 24 10 0
Midsummer 1705 to Midsummer 1706 5 15 0
Midsummer 1706 to Midsummer 1707 16 10 0
Midsummer 1707 to Midsummer 1708 25 0 0
Midsummer 1708 to Midsummer 1709 9 0 0
Midsummer 1709 to Midsummer 1710 15 4 0
Midsummer 1710 to Midsummer 1711 28 15 0
Midsummer 1711 to Midsummer 1712 14 0 0
Midsummer 1712 to Midsummer 1713 8 0 0
Midsummer 1713 to Midsummer 1714 6 0 0
on William Batchelor, late a Riding Surveyor 100 0 0
on Thomas Wells, an Officer employed in these Duties 189 9 0
and on John Whitley for the value of licences in 1713 for which he has not accounted 157 7 6
£1,799 4 6
and so the Accomptants are Indebted 63 4
Declared 6 August 1716.

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1 Wrongly given as 373l. 12s. on the Rolls; an item of 4l. 1s. 6d. is gien and included in the final total but not in the total for the year.