Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Excise', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. CCCXXXI-CCCLIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86440 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Excise

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1438 [E.351/1438].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 736 [A.O.1/1080/736].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in net money to be accompted for by the Commissioners, as being received in part of the Revenues accruing in the preceding year 58,017 16 1
remaining due from sundry brewers and others in the Country Collections 35,653 2 10¾
ditto, ditto in London 13,091 1
ditto from former Collectors in the Country 25,059 14
ditto from present Collectors there 2673 15 8
resting due from several Collectors of Imported Liquors in London port 271 11
ditto, ditto in the Outports 946 5 7
ditto from Richard Butler upon bond for
the Duty of Imported Liquors in Plymouth port
37 13 4
ditto from several persons concerned in collecting the Duties upon Coffee, Cyder and Mead in London 1,316 8 8
ditto from the Treasurer of the Navy for sundry bills drawn on him 99 6 1
79,148 19
resting to be accompted for by Noblemen and others, the money taken up in the Revolution [of 1688] 18,723 12
imprest money in the hands of the Commissioners or their Cashier 500 0 0
(total arrears 156,390l. 7s. 2½d.) 19,223 12
also the money taken up by John Wallis of Peter Wekett, late Collector of Westmorland, here set in super on the said John Wallis for his bills unpaid 243 19 10¾
Receipts: the whole Duty and Produce of the Revenues of Excise becoming due and payable within the time of this Accompt:
the produce of the whole Revenues of Excise in the several Country Collections 737,304 3
ditto in London 350,961 5
the produce of the Excise for Imported Liquors in London port and the Outports. 27,503 19 10½
money received from John Haines for the late Queen's part of London fines; year to 24 June 1714 292 14 11
interest on Transport Debentures 25 6 0
(total receipts as above, 1,116,087l. 10s. 2¼d.)
overbalances etc.:
Edward Pilsworth, formerly a clerk in the Distillery Office 8 2 8
balances due to Country Collectors 262 16
ditto to Collectors in the Outports 1 19
the gross produce of the Duty on Sweets being intermixed with Excisable Liquors 62 8
335 6 10
total charge and receipts £1,273,057 4
Discharge.
Overbalances due to Collectors and others from the preceding Accompt 345 4
salaries, riding charges and incidents etc.:
salaries of Country Collectors etc. 70,835 8 8
riding charges of Collectors etc. 4,857 6 0
incident charges, ditto 1,648 2
taxes assessed on Officers 3,620 18
charges in returning money to London 456 11
John Whetham and Philip Ryley, two Commissioners, for their expenses etc. in taking a view etc. 174 17 1
81,593 4
allowances for exports, overcharges etc.:
allowed to sundry persons for Excisable Liquors exported as merchandise
1,325 16
allowed to sundry persons per Justices' Warrants in Country Collections 291 17 11
allowed the fishermen of Great Yarmouth for the Duty on Strong Beer provided for the North Sea and Herring Fishery; year to Michaelmas 1714 160 0 0
1,777 14
allowed to sundry brewers for beer exported 188 12
allowed for spirits exported 42 16 0
allowed for cyder exported 0 13 9
232 2
allowed to brewers for overcharges 77 3 1
allowed to distillers for low wines and spirits overcharged 3 6 6
allowed for cyder overcharged 255 6 1
335 15 8
allowed for low wines and spirits destroyed by fire 9 4 6
allowed for cyder ditto 3 13 4
12 17 10
allowed the Collectors in London port for incidents 399 19 0
allowed or repaid for brandy overentered 9 7 0
409 6 0
allowed poundage and salaries to Collectors in the Outports 413 3
and for their incident charges 142 8
555 11 9
(total payments, etc. as above 84,916l. 12s. 6¼d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for 1,028,238 0
total payments and allowances £1,113,499 17 2
and then remains 159,557 6 11½
whereof depending on the Commissioners the nett money unaccompted for 62,648 1 4
and remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry brewers and victuallers, retailers and others:
in the several Counties of England and Wales 34,329 4
and in London for beer and ale 4,552 17
ditto for strong waters 1,143 1
ditto for low wines 2,468 3
ditto for coffee 2,832 5 10
ditto for cyder 1,329 5 10¼
ditto for ‘meath’ 482 9 10
ditto for sweets 327 19
(total London 13,136l. 3s. 4d.) 47,465 7
and remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry Collectors etc., detailed:
for balances for the monies in their hands and bills unpaid 26,087 1 10½
ditto for monies in their hands for the Duty of Excise of this present year 1,459 11
ditto from Edward Herne, late Collector of Imported Liquors in London port 101 9
ditto from John Franks and John
Courtney upon bond for Brandy im-
ported there
170 2 0
more ditto for balances due from several former and present Collectors in the Outports for money in their hands on their Accompts of Imported Liquors of this present year 948 13
more in arrear from Richard Butler's Accompt for the Brandy Duty, Plymouth port, on bond (detailed) 37 13 4
remaining due from several Collectors' Accompts in London, detailed:
London Distillery 389 19 8
ditto Coffee 329 18
ditto Cyder 142 9
ditto ‘Meath’ 447 8
ditto Sweets 6 12 0
(total London 1,316l. 8s. 8d.)
depending on several bills of exchange drawn upon the Treasurer of the Navy remaining unpaid on the Accompts of sundry Collectors, named 99 6 1
30,220 6
depending on several Noblemen and others 18,723 12
imprest money in the hands of the Commissioners or their Cashier 500 0 0
£159,557 6 11½
Declared 26 February 1718–19.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLLS 1359 AND 1360 [E.351/1359, 1360].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 915, ROLL 113 [A.O.1/915/113].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands, as by the end of the preceding Cash Accompt 7,499 10 11¼
depending on the late Sub-Commissioners etc. before 25 Dec. 1660 32,605 6
ditto in 1661, 1662, 1668 and 1674 etc. 22,224 12 4
62,329 9
Receipts: money received out of the Revenues of Excise within the time of this Accompt:
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise
since
1 Aug. 1714:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 12,006 5
Xmas quarter 1714 106,768 14
Ladyday quarter 1715 114,683 4
Midsummer quarter 1715 120,860 0
354,318 4 11¾
on ditto before 1 Aug. 1714:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 109,923 14 0
Xmas quarter 1714 10,923 19
Ladyday quarter 1715 640 18
Midsummer quarter 1715 264 2 6
121,752 14
on the Hereditary and one Quarter Temporary Excise before 8 March 1701–2:
Ladyday quarter 1715 12 10 0
Midsummer quarter 1715 213 5 8
225 15 8
on the Additional 9d. for 99 years from 25 Jan. 1692–3:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 39,600 3 7
Xmas quarter 1714 37,356 12
Ladyday quarter 1715 36,355 13 3
Midsummer quarter 1715 38,637 16
151,950 5
on the Additional 9 d. from 17 May 1697for 16 years and continued by Stat. 4 Anne:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 42,975 6
Xmas quarter 1714 40,032 8
Ladyday quarter 1715 38,077 4 10½
Midsummer quarter 1715 41,441 4
162,526 4
on the Additional or Bank 9d. from same date:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 39,600 3 7
Xmas quarter 1714 37,356 12
Ladyday quarter 1715 36,355 13
Midsummer quarter 1715 38,637 16
151,950 5
on the Additional 3d. on Beer, Ale, Cyder etc. from 26 March 1710 for 32 years:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 14,889 16
Xmas quarter 1714 14,471 9 11¾
Ladyday quarter 1715 14,275 1
Midsummer quarter 1715 14,822 10
58,458 18
on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction, from 24 June 1710 for 96 years:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 7,358 0
Xmas quarter 1714 8,284 5 11¾
Ladyday quarter 1715 7,553 18
Midsummer quarter 1715 8,094 12
31,290 17
on ditto before 24 June 1710:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 1 18 4
Xmas quarter 1714 1 18 6
Ladyday quarter 1715 1 16 2
5 13 0
on the Additional 9d. granted 1 W. & M. for three years; Midsummer quarter 1715 69 10
out of the Double 9d. ended 17 May1697; ditto 139 1 2
out of the 1s. 9d. granted 3 W. & M. to 24July 1692; ditto 143 8
352 0 4
part of London fines adjudged against brewers etc. from 24 June 1713 to 24 June 1714:
Michaelmas quarter 1714 292 14 11
(total receipts as above 1,033,123l. 14s. 1d.)
total charge and receipts £1,095,453 3
Discharge. £ s. d.
salaries etc.:
George Townsend, Philip Ryley, Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, Whitlock Bulstrode, James Vernon, John Whetham, Commissioners of Excise, year to Ladyday 1715 5,600 0 0
Edward Noell and John White, ditto, from Ladyday to 11 Nov. 1714 inclusive 997 14
Sir William Amherst and William Carr, ditto, succeeding the two last named, from 12 Nov. 1714 to Ladyday 1715 602 5 11½
(total for the Commissioners' salaries 7,200l.)
Sir William Honywood, bt., Walter Hungerford, Duncan Dee, Edward Hungerford and William Gower, five Commissioners for Appeals, from Ladyday to 22 Dec. 1714 inclusive 744 16
Thomas Goodman and William Lyndall, two former ditto, 25 Dec. 1713 to Ladyday 1714 58 16 9½ (fn. 1)
Thomas Goodman, John Shorter, James Mountagu, Peter Hussey, and Pollexfin Drake, five other ditto, 22 Dec. 1714 to Ladyday 1715 255 3
(total for the Commissioners for Appeals, 1,058l. 17s. 9½d.) (fn. 1)
the Officers, named, attending upon the Commissioners for Appeals 180 0 0
Robert Davers, Auditor of the Excise, for himself and clerks; Ladyday to 23 Dec. 1714 520 19
Sir Basil Dixwell, bt., succeeding him; 23 Dec. 1714 to Ladyday 1715 179 0
(total for the Auditor 500l. and for his clerks 200l., in all 700l.)
Thomas Sidney, Comptroller of the Excise, for himself and clerks; year to Ladyday 1715 1,320 0 0
John Bruere, a clerk in the Comptroller's Office 80 0 0
Thomas Yarborough, ‘Register’ to the Commissioners of Excise, and John Haines his clerk 390 0 0
John Brougham, Secretary to the Commissioners for himself and clerks 450 0 0
Edward Pauncfort, Receiver General and Cashier of Excise, ditto to 13 Dec. 1714 1,109 1
John Bridges, succeeding him, from 13 Dec. 1714 440 18 11½
(total for the Receiver General 1,550l.)
John Ellis, Solicitor, including 150l. additional salary by Warrant of 14 March 1714–15 350 0 0
Richard Hill, a Teller, to 13 Dec. 1714 57 9 5
Thomas White, succeeding him from 14 Dec. 1714 22 10 7
(total for the Teller 80l.)
Mrs. Mary Howard, Housekeeper (200l.) and Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbons, Deputy Housekeeper (50l.) 250 0 0
John Matthew, Clerk of the Securities 100 0 0
salaries of the several Under-Officers etc. 12,067 13 2
Thomas Frederick, for the rent of ‘this house’ in St. Olave, Old Jewry, London, in which the Grand Office of Excise is now managed,(300l. less 36l. paid by the New Duties for the rent of the Little House) 264 0 0
Thomas Porter, for coach houses and stables 50 0 0
26,090 10 11½
(The above is charged as follows:
Hereditary and Temporary Excise12,216l. 18s. 9½d.; the 99 years 9d. 3,988l. 18s. 10¾d.; the 16 years 9d., continued, 4,107l. 11s. 7¾d.; the Bank 9d. 3,988l. 18s. 10¾d.; the Additional 3d. from 26 March 1710 1,372l. 2s. 8¾d.; the Duty on Low Wines since 24 June 1710 416l.)
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others, detailed 2,508 0
(This is charged as follows:
Hereditary and Temporary Excise 1,196l. 16s. 2½d.; 99 years 9d. 385l. 10s. 6¾d.; 16 years 9d. continued 385l. 10s. 6¾d.;the Bank 9d. 385l. 10s. 6¼d.; the Additional 3d. 134l. 12s. 3½d.; the Duty on Low Wines 20l. 0s. 2¾d.)
Charles, Duke of Cleveland, for his pension 3,000 0 0
George, Duke of Northumberland, ditto 3,000 0 0
Charles, Duke of Grafton, ditto 3,000 0 0
Grace, Countess of Granville (1,500l.) and Katherine, Lady Dowager Gower, mother and guardian of John, Lord Gower (1,500l.)for pensions 3,000 0 0
Henry, Earl of Grantham 2,000 0 0
payments by special Treasury warrants: Inferior Officers' taxes 350 13 0
Edward Pauncfort, cashier, for his charges on paying money into the Exchequer 533 0
883 13
(These are charged as follows:
Hereditary Excise 167l. 6s. 6½d. and 226l. 15s. 10¼d.; the 99 years 9d. 53l. 18s. 0½d. and 79l. 1s. 11¾d.; the 16 years 9d., continued, 53l. 18s. 0½d. and 82l. 14s. 6¾d.; the Bank 9d. 53l. 18s. 0½d. and 79l. 1s. 7¾d. the Additional 3d. 18l. 16s. 4¾d. and 37l. 16s. 5½d.; Low Wines since Midsummer 1710 2l. 15s. 11½d. and 27l. 9s. 11½d.)
repayments for exports and overcharges:
Richard Smart, Jacob Tibson and Maj. Cooke for malt spirits, strong ale and cyder exported 58 9
Joseph Lockwood, Lancelot Clark, Thomas Westbrown, Walbraven Copleston, Sherman Godfrey, Francis Frelove, William Hemworth, Sir John Parsons for the like 99 15 2
Joseph Nutt, Edward Hill, Nathaniel Rakes, Sherman Godfrey and others, for the like 111 2 2
Edmund Rading and Edmund Halsey, Joseph Freeman, Edward Burford, Theophilus Digamy, Elizabeth May, Francis Kynaston, Leonard Martin, John Hawkins, Samuel Paul, John Albright, Robert Hinde, Thomas Dennis, Thomas Cole, James Thorp, Rivers Dickinson, George Meggott, Richard Jackson and Co., Mary Starkey, Gregory Page, Thomas Maylin and Anthony Rouse for beer etc. overcharged 182 17
452 4
(the above is charged as follows:
Hereditary and Temporary Excise 219l. 17s. 9¾d.; the 99 years 9d. 49l. 12s. 9½d.; the 16 years 9d. 49l. 12s. 8½d.;the Bank 9d. 49l. 12s. 7¾d.; the Additional3d. 49l. 19s. 6¾d. and Low Wines since Midsummer1710 33l. 8s. 10d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates, out of the following:
the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for the King's life and the 3,700 l. weekly for Annuities 330,207 0
ditto for the late Queen Anne's life and the 3,700l. weekly for annuities 115,851 2 1
the Additional or Fund 9d. for 99 years 147,128 15 5
the Additional 9 d. for 16 years, continued 157,525 3
the Additional or Bank 9d. from 17 May 1697 147,128 15
the Additional 3d. from 25 March 1710 56,348 2 10
the Duty on Low Wines etc. from 24 June 1710 29,238 7 3
ditto before24June1710 5 13 0
Hereditary and Temporary Excise before 8March1701–2 225 15 8
the Additional9d. granted1W.& M. for 3years 69 10
the Double9d. ended17May1697 139 1 2
the 1s. 9d. granted3W. & M. to24July 1692 143 8
fines and penalties against Brewers etc 292 14 11
984,303 11
1,028,238 0
money paid in part of the supers:
from the Executors of Sir Samuel Dash wood, a late Commissioner 283 5 4
from ditto of Sir John Focke, another late Commissioner 283 5 4
from the Executrix of Sir Charles Duncombe, late Cashier 424 17 11½
Francis Parry, another Commissioner, for the first quarter's payment of the 12 months Assessment anno 1691 disallowed in the Accompt to 24 June 1691 12 10 0
1,003 18
total payments and allowances £1,029,241 18 11¾
Remains 66,211 4 10
whereof depending on sundry late Commissioners of Excise and others before 25 Dec. 1660 [as in previous Accompts] 32,605 6
and on divers late Sub-Commissioners of Excise for money received in 1661 and 1662 4,053 6 5
and on divers late Farmers of Excise for ditto in 1665, 1668 and 1674 16,884 1 11½
and on Sir Stephen Evance, a late Commissioner, for money paid without sufficient warrant 283 5 4
53,826 0 2
and depending upon the Commissioners:
for money imprested to the Cashier 500 0 0
for a quarter's salary of Richard Ebrall, deceased, late a Country Accomptant, for which no acquittance has been produced 20 0 0
and for errors in salary in 1711 24 18 10¼
for money arising out of the Hereditary etc. Excise since 1 Aug. 1714 4,924 7 2
for ditto out of ditto before 1 Aug. 1714 348 17
for ditto out of the Additional 9d. for 99 years 1,335 1
for ditto out of the Additional 9d. for 16 years continued 1,392 6
for ditto out of the Additional or Bank 9d. 1,335 1 1
for ditto out of the Additional 3d. 879 11
for ditto out of the Duty on Low Wines since Midsummer 1710 1,625 0
for ditto out of Low Wines to 24 March 1705–6 (½d.), the Double 9d. (9½d.) and the 2s. a gallon on Brandy (1¼d.) 0 0 11¼
12,385 4 8
(total depending for money arising as above 11,840l. 5s. 9¾d.) £66,211 4 10
Declared 17 July 1717.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1453 [E.351/1453].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 737, PART I [A.O.1/1080/737/1].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the first Accompt of the Duty 12 Anne [13 Anne c. 2] nil
Receipts: gross produce of the Duty in the Country Inland Collections:
for Malt at 6d. a bushel 630,005 14
for Cyder at 4s. a hogshead 17,284 14
Compounders 4,233 17 6
the King's part of fines 254 14
surcharges 16 12
interest on bills of exchange returned 9 18 2
651,805 12 5
gross produce of the Outports:
Mum at 10s. a barrel 45 10 10¼
Cyder at 4s. a hogshead 45 8 11
90 19
gross produce in London port:
Mum at 10s. a barrel 229 17
Cyder 6 19
236 16 10
gross produce in London:
Malt at 6d. a bushel 1,091 6
Cyder at 4s. a hogshead 1,449 10
surcharges in the Cyder ledger 0 0
2,540 16
total of the gross produce 654,674 5 7
overbalances paid into the London Excise Office by sundry Collectors, detailed 94 0 9
money added proper to the Arrears Accompt 0 10 0
total charge and receipts £654,768 16 4
Discharge.
Salaries, riding charges, incidents etc.:
salaries of the several Collectors in England and Wales 40,420 19
riding charges of Collectors, Supervisors etc. 2,644 18 0
incident charges of the same 999 16
Inferior Officers' taxes 2,033 1
returns of money to London 402 3
the Collectors of the Outports for their poundage 6 7
Christopher Montagu, Philip Ryley and John Whetham, three Commissioners, for their travelling charges to take a view 154 13
46,661 19
allowances for Malt and Cyder exported, for overcharges and by Justices' Warrants:
for Malt and Cyder exported as merchandise 19,451 10 0
for Cyder Duty overcharged in London 121 18
for allowances as by Justices' Warrants 2,532 16
for an allowance in Lichfield Collection, as by the Commissioners' order 1 0 0
(total for salaries, allowances etc. as above 68,769l. 3s. 7d.) 22,107 4
ready money received and particularly accompted for 356,362 11
total payments and allowances £425,131 15
then remains 229,637 1
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry Maltsters etc. in the Country 20,096 14
and remaining due from sundry Maltsters etc. in London 3 15
and remaining due from sundry Country Collectors 150 7
20,250 16
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands 5,552 18
ditto on accompt of sundry County Collectors, received after Midsummer 1715 203,234 13
ditto on accompt of sundry Collectors in the Outports, ditto 57 9
ditto on accompt of London port, ditto 11 16
ditto on accompt of sundry Maltsters and Cyder makers in London, ditto 529 7 11
209,386 4
£229,637 1
Declared 26 February 1718–19.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1377 [E.351/1377].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 915, ROLL 114 [A.O.1/915/114].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as by the last preceding Cash Accompt:
out of the Duty on Malt etc. commencing 24June 1714, none, this being the first Accompt nil
out of ditto to 24 June 1714 3,310 9
out of ditto to 23 June 1713 14 15
out of ditto to 23 June 1712 344 11 10½
out of ditto to 23 June 1710 61 17
out of ditto to 23 June 1709 4 0
out of ditto to 23 June 1708 0 0
out of ditto to 23 June 1707 4 15
out of ditto to 23 June 1703 0 0
out of the Duty on Sweets for99 years from25March1707 2 14
out of the Old Duty on Malt (3½d.) and Leather(1¼d.) 0 0
3,743 4
and remaining on Thomas Tresham (as in previous Cash Accounts) 682 9 0
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt:
on the Duty on Malt from 24 June 1714 361,915 9 10¼
on ditto to 23 June 1714 188,723 7
on ditto to 23 June 1713 320 4 7
on ditto to 23 June 1712 168 7
on ditto to 23 June 1711 161 2
on ditto to 23 June 1710 25 0 0
on ditto to 23 June 1708 204 2 10¾
on the Duty on Sweets from 25 March 1707 301 13
551,819 7
total charge and receipts £556,245 0 10¼
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Salaries:
Robert Davers, late Auditor of the Malt Duty, Ladyday to 23 Dec. 1714 44 13
Thomas Sidney, late Comptroller for this Duty, for his deputy and two clerks; year to Ladyday 1715 140 0 0
sundry Officers and clerks employed on this Duty, detailed with names 705 0 0
Examiners etc., ditto, ditto 524 14
1,414 7
payments to tradesmen and others, named, for work and materials 1,393 17 10
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes 71 5 0
Edward Pauncefort, cashier, for his charges in paying money into the Exchequer 266 0
337 5
payments for overbalances and exports:
to Andrew Hacket, collector, for overbalances 197 14
to sundry persons for malt exported 2,327 15 6
to Anthony Smoult for sweets, malt and cyder overcharged 10 19
to Benjamin Beard for cyder destroyed by fire 2 4 0
2,538 13
ready money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Malt Duty from 24 June 1714 354,388 5 7
out of arrears of ditto to23June1714 188,498 10
ditto ditto to23June1708 204 2 11
out of the Duty on Sweets from 25March 1707 260 3 2
543,351 1 11½
total payments and allowances 549,035 5
remains 7,209 15 4
whereof depending on Thomas Tresham 682 9 0
and on the Commissioners:
out of the Malt Duty Act from 24 June 1714 5,552 18
out of ditto to 23 June 1714 23 5 1
out of ditto to 23 June 1713 227 3 2
out of ditto to 23 June 1712 508 14 10¾
out of ditto to 23 June 1711 160 18
out of ditto to 23 June 1710 31 0 1
out of ditto to 23 June 1703 0 0
out of the Duty on Sweets from 25 March 1707 23 5
out of the old Duties on Malt (3½d.) and Leather (1¼d.) 0 0
6,527 6 4
£7,209 15 4
Declared 17 July 1717.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: HOPS: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 737, PART 5 [A.O.1/1080/737/5].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d.
£ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money to be accompted for 2,658 2
remaining due from sundry hop planters in the several Country Collections 2,319 14 0
resting due from sundry Country Collectors 87 0 10
5,064 17
Receipts: the whole produce for charging the Duty on Hops during the time of this Accompt 14,463 19 9
Overbalances from the preceding Accompt, paid into the Excise Office by sundry Collectors, detailed 28 1
total charge and receipts £19,556 18
Discharge.
Overbalances due to Country Collectors 27 13
salaries etc.:
salaries to Country Collectors 615 2
incident charges 74 19
charges of returning money to London 4 7
694 9 10
allowance for exports etc.:
to sundry persons for Hops exported as merchandise 1,618 11
ditto by Justices' Warrants in the Country 19 12
(total as above 2,332l. 13s. 4¾d.) 1,638 3
ready money received and particularly accompted for 13,333 3
total payments and allowances £15,693 10
then remains 3,863 7 11¾
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry hop planters in the Country 1,599 0
and remaining due from sundry Country Collectors 121 15
1,720 15
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for the balance of the Cash Accompt in the Cashier's hands 289 3 11
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 31 July 1715 1,853 8 4 2,142 12 3
£3,863 7 11¾
Declared 28 September 1721.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HOPS: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1389 [E.351/1389].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 915, ROLL 115 [A.O.1/915/115].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands, as by the end of the preceding Cash Accompt 143 11 5
money received out of the Duty on Hops within the time of this Accompt 13,478 15 10½
total charge and receipts £13,622 7
Discharge.
Payments to tradesmen and others for work and materials, detailed 259 7 10
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes 7 0 0
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for his charges in paying money into the Exchequer 16 17 0
23 17 0
repayments on debentures for hops exported 1,205 9 1
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates 11,844 9
total payments and allowances £13,333 3
and so remains 289 3 11
whereof depending on William Tayler, doorkeeper, for money imprested 100 0 0
and on the Commissioners 189 3 11
£289 3 11
Declared 17 July 1717.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CANDLES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1472 [E.351/1472].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 737, PART 2 [A.O.1/1080/737/2].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money to be accompted for by the Commissioners as by the preceding General Accompt 11,377 4 5
remaining due from sundry tallowchandlers etc. in the Country Collections 1,171 15
ditto, ditto in London 76 13
ditto from sundry Country Collectors 183 10
12,809 3
Receipts: the gross produce of the whole Duties on Candles within the time of the Accompt:
the gross produce in London to 1 May 1715:
tallow candles, the growing Duty at 1d. a 1b. 36,907 18
wax candles, ditto at 8d. a 1b. 789 3 11½
compositions 43 6
the King's part of fines 53 17 10
surcharges from London ledger 12 3 5
37,806 10
the gross produce in London from 1 May 1715:
tallow candles, the growing Duty 3,334 13
wax candles, at 8d. a 1b. 100 2 11½
compositions 11 18
surcharges from London ledger 0 6 3
3,447 1 0
the gross produce in Country Collections to 1 May 1715:
tallow candles, the growing Duty at 1d. a 1b. 81,498 16
wax candles, ditto at 8d. a 1b. 1,780 9
compositions 252 14 2
the King's part of fines 64 18
interest and protest of bills of exchange returned 0 18
ditto on Exchequer bills and surcharges from Examiners' Office 0 18 1
83,598 16
the gross produce in Country Collections from 1 May 1715:
tallow candles, the growing Duty 4,094 5
wax candles, ditto 214 0 1
compositions 18 15 8
the King's part of fines 11 0
(total gross produce as above 129,190l. 9s. 2d.) 4,338 1
overbalances, detailed with names of Collectors and places 142 15 10¾
total charge and receipts £142,142 8
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Overbalances due to several Country Collectors 55 17
salaries, riding charges, incidents etc.:
sundry Collectors for salaries in the Country 8,361 2
riding charges in Sheffield Collection 25 14 0
incident charges 267 4 11¼
taxes assessed on Officers 397 7 10½
charges in returning money to London 40 14
John Whetham and Philip Ryley, two Commissioners, for their travelling charges to take a view 36 8
9,128 12
allowances for exports, by Justices' Warrants and for overcharges:
sundry persons in the Country for candles exported as merchandise 1,604 16
sundry persons as by Justices' Warrants in the Country 14 18 11¾
candles overcharged in London 27 11 3
1,647 6
(total salaries and allowances as above 10,775l. 18s. 7d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for 118,072 12 0
total payments and allowances £128,904 7
then remains 13,238 0 11¼
whereof remaining unpaid by sundry tallow chandlers etc. in the Country 784 6 0
ditto, ditto in London 68 6 5
resting due from several Country Collectors 45 3 11¾
897 16
and resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners:
for cash in the Cashier's hands 1,224 10 10¼
on accompt of sundry Country Collectors for money received after 24 June 1715 7,613 17
on accompt of sundry tallow chandlers etc. in London, received after 24 June 1715 3,451 18 10¾
on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 1714 but proper to the preceding Accompt to 24 June 1714 33 9
on accompt of sundry tallow chandlers etc. in London, ditto, ditto 12 11
and part of a candle bill ‘writ of to callicoes’ 15 Sept. 1714 (11s. 2¼d.) and cash due from George Richmond, Collector of Wales Middle (3l. 5s. 4¾d.) 3 16 7
£13,238 0 11¼
Declared 10 June 1719.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CANDLES: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1396B. [E.351/1396B.].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 915, ROLL 117 [A.O.1/915/117].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: money remaining in the Commissioners' hands as by the end of the preceding Cash Accompt 213 2
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt:
on the Duty on Candles from1May1710 59,396 19
on ditto from 25 March 1711 59,570 14 3
on ditto from 1 May1715 62 9
and on London fines 53 17 10
119,084 0
total charge and receipts £119,297 2 10¼
Discharge.
Salaries: Midsummer 1714 to Midsummer 1715; detailed, including Isaac Hide, Accomptant General (70l. 0s. 0d.), Thomas Wyvill, Accomptant for London and Country (80l. 0s. 0d.), John Lawton and James Phillips, Assistant Accomptants (100l. 0s. 0d.), Robert Hussey and Francis Oldham, Examiners of Candles (110l.), Edward Clark and Edward White, two General Surveyors of this Duty (218l. 15s. 0d.) 2,916 3
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others, detailed 785 17 11½
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes; year to 29 Sept. 1714; by Warrant of 3 Nov. 1714 (charged to the Duty from 1 May 1710 36l. 10s. and to that from 25 March 1711 36l. 10s.) 73 0 0
Edward Pauncefort, Cashier for the Excise, for paying money into the Exchequer; by Warrants of 23 Dec. 1714 and 17 March 1714–15 (charged to the Duty from 1 May 1710 36l. 14s. 7¾d. and to that from 25 March 1711 36l. 14s. 7½d.) 73 9
overbalances and exports:
overbalances 7 0 2
overcharges 1 18 11¾
exports: out of the Duty from 1 May1710 143 15 10½
ditto:out of ditto from 25 March1711 143 15 10½
296 10 10¾
ready money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
on the Duty on Candles from 1 May1710 56,862 14 8
on ditto from 25 March1711 57,010 18 4
part of fines and penalties adjudged against tallow chandlers 53 17 10
113,927 10 10
total payments and allowances £118,072 12 0
remains 1,224 10 10¼
whereof depending on William Taylor for money imprested for incident charges 100 0 0
and on John Gibbons for ditto 50 0 0
and on the Commissioners 1,074 10 10¼
£1,224 10 10¼
Declared 17 July 1717.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GILT AND SILVER WIRE AND STARCH: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1467 [E.351/1467].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 737, PART 4 [A.O.1/1080/737/4].
The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money to be further accompted for 2,957 2
remaining due from sundry starch-makers etc. in the Country Collections 142 16
ditto, ditto in London 26 4
resting due from sundry Country Collectors 52 2
3,178 4 3
Receipts: the whole produce for charging the Duties upon Gilt and Silver Wire and Starch within the time of this Accompt:
British Starch, the Growing Duty in the Country 4,910 5
Gilt and Silver Wire and Starch in London etc. 12,652 6 2
17,562 11
Overbalances paid into the Excise Office by sundry Collectors, detailed 19 8 7
total charge and receipts £20,760 4
Discharge.
Overbalances from the preceding Accompt due to sundry Country Collectors 41 3 1
salaries etc.:
salaries to Collectors etc. in the Country 63 0
taxes etc. assessed on Officers 1 5 0
riding charges to a clerk in Oxford Collection 0 13
incident charges 11 12 10½
charges in returning money to London 3 2
to John Whetham, a Commissioner, for his charges in travelling to view 0 6 3
79 19 4
allowance for exports etc.:
to sundry persons on debentures for starch exported 69 14
ditto by Justices' Warrants in the Country 2 0 2
starch overcharged in London 24 4
95 18
money accompted for in the Soap Duties proper to this Accompt 61 1
(total payments etc. as above 236l. 19s. 4d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for 15,939 14
total payments and allowances £16,217 16 10¾
then remains 4,542 7 3
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry starch-makers etc. in the Country 269 18
resting ditto by ditto in London 22 11
remaining due from sundry Country Collectors 18 13
311 3
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for the balance of the Cash Accompt 287 3
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 1715 1,305 4
ditto on accompt of sundry refiners and starch-makers in London, ditto 2,638 15
4,231 3
£4,542 7 3
Declared 29 February 1719–20.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GILT AND SILVER WIRE: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1392 [E.351/1392].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 915, ROLL 116 [A.O.1/915/116].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioner's hands out of the Duties on Gilt and Silver Wire and Starch as by the end of the previous Cash Accompt 2 4
Receipts: money received out of the above Duties during the time of this Accompt 16,224 13 6
£16,226 17 10¼
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Salaries to the several clerks etc. officiating in the affairs of these Duties 444 0 2
payments to tradesmen, artificers, etc., for work and materials, detailed by quarters 99 2
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes 13 5 0
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for his charges of paying money into the Exchequer 22 0
Mary Whiting, widow of William Whiting, for his services in relation to the Starch Duty 10 0 0
Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbons, Deputy-housekeeper 14 1 3
59 6
repayments on debentures for gilt and silver wire and starch exported 1,870 17 4
ready money paid into the Exchequer detailed by dates:
out of the above Duties 13,455 0 2
out of fines adjudged against starchmakers 11 7 6
13,466 7 8
total payments and allowances £15,939 14
then remains 287 3
whereof depending on the Commissioners 287 3
Declared 17 July 1717.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SOAP, PAPER ETC.: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1475 [E.351/1475].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 737, Part 3 [A.O.1/1080/737/3].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money to be accompted for by the Commissioners 29,907 5 10¼
remaining due from soap-boilers etc. in the several Country Collections 6,199 14 10¼
ditto, ditto in London 1,822 14 7
resting due from sundry Country Collectors 135 10
38,065 5
Receipts: the whole produce for charging the Duties upon Soap, Paper, Calicoes and Starch, within the time of the Accompt:
for the Growing Duty within the Cities of London, Westminster etc. 109,988 9
for ditto in the several Country Collections 74,536 5
184,524 15 2
added to Cash being overpaid on this Accompt sums proper to other Duties 61 12
overbalances paid into the Excise Office by sundry Collectors, detailed 218 16
total charge and receipts £222,870 10
Discharge.
Overbalances to be allowed from the preceding Accompt 265 16
salaries etc.
salaries in the Country 3,330 10 11½
taxes assessed on Officers 131 8 3
riding charges 9 16 10½
charges of returning money to London 12 13 10½
incident charges 159 18
to Philip Ryley, Christopher Montagu and John Whetham, three Commissioners, for their charges in their travelling to view 48 0
3,692 8 10¾
allowances for exports etc.:
to sundry persons in the Country for soap, paper and starch exported as merchandise 1,179 4
to ditto for a third of the Old and the whole of the Additional Duty on Soap used in the Woollen Manufactures 4,466 6
allowance for overcharges as by Justices' Warrants in the Country 107 0
to sundry persons in London on soap and paper overentered 54 3 11¾
to ditto on ditto overcharged on stock in hand 68 6
5,875 1 8
total for salaries etc. 9,567l.10s.6¾d.
ready money received and particularly accompted for 167,147 14 11
total payments and allowances £176,981 1
then remains 45,889 8
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry soap-makers etc. in the Country 8,169 2 11
ditto, by ditto in London 1,789 3
and resting due from sundry Country Collectors 190 18 4
10,149 4
money resting due to be accompted for by the Commissioners for the balance of the Cash Accompt 2,065 12
ditto on accompt of sundry London Collectors, received after 24 June 1715 19,806 10
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, ditto 13,868 0
35,740 4
£45,889 8
Declared 29 February 1719–20.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SOAP, PAPER ETC.: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1399 [E.351/1399].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 915, ROLL 118 [A.O.915/118].
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: money remaining in the Commissioners' hands, as by the end of the preceding Cash Accompt 388 10 10
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt:
on Soap etc. from 10 June 1712 128,905 19
on ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 39,901 15
and on London fines 17 1 10
168,824 16
total charge and receipts £169,213 7
Discharge.
Salaries to under-officers and clerks, not detailed:
Midsummer quarter 1714 535 5 0
Michaelmas quarter 1714 552 5 11¾
Xmas quarter 1714 576 11 11¼
Ladyday quarter 1715 580 16 3
2,244 19 2
(This is charged out of the Duty from 10June 1712 1,643l. 1s. 0¼ d. and out of the Duty from 2 Aug. 1714 601l. 18s. 1¾d.)
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others:
Ladyday quarter 1714 158 9
Midsummer quarter 1714 243 19 9
Michaelmas quarter 1714 325 7 4
727 16
(This is charged out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 648l. 15s. 3½d. and out of the Duty from 2 Aug. 1714 79l. 1s. 3d.)
Inferior Officers' taxes; out of the Duty from 16 June 1712 53 0 0
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for his charges in paying money into the Exchequer; out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 69l. 16s. 0¼d. and out of the Duty from 2 Aug. 1714 3l. 6s. 7d. 73 2
Mary Whiting for the services of her husband, William Whiting, in relation to the Additional Starch Duty; by Treasury Warrant of 5 Nov. 1714; out of the Duty from 2 Aug. 1714 10 0 0
Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbons, Deputy Housekeeper to the Excise Office; by Treasury Warrant of 3 Nov. 1714; out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 42 3 9
Richard Marshall, for paper used in printing his Chronological Tables at Oxford; by Treasury Warrant of 22 Jan. 1714–15;out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 6 0 7
payments for exports; out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 3,633l. 5s. 6¼d., and out of the Duty from 2 Aug. 1714 775l. 1s. 2¼d. 4,408 6
soap consumed in the woollen manufactures, out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 407l. 13s. and out of the Duty from 2 Aug. 1714 111l. 6s. 3½d. and soap overcharged, out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 109l. 8s. 7d., and out of the Duty from 2Aug. 1714 1l. 10s. 6¼d. 629 18
ready money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
on the Duty from 10 June 1712 121,238 3 11½
on the Duty from 2 Aug. 1714 37,697 1
158,952 7 2
ditto, ditto, part of fines and penalties adjudged against soap boilers 17 1 10
total payments and allowances £167,147 14 11
then remains 2,065 12
whereof depending on William Tayler for money imprested 300 0 0
and on John Gibbons for ditto 50 0 0
and on the Commissioners, these Accomptants 1,715 12
£2,065 12
Declared 17 July 1717.

Footnotes

1 There is a discrepancy of 1s. between these two figures.