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 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. CD-CDII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86446 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Hawkers and Pedlars

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HAWKERS AND PEDLARS.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1740 [E.351/1740].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1425, ROLL 19 [A.O.1/1425/19].
Samuel Atkinson, Thomas Earsby and Francis Brown, late Commissioners for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars and Petty Chapmen.
Final Account: 24 June 1714 to 23 June 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of these Accomptants at the end of their last Accompt. 63 4
and depending on several persons at the foot of the said last Accompt. 1,799 4 6
Receipts: money arising within the time of this Accompt for licences to Hawkers and Pedlars etc.:
for 1,812 licences granted for a year to Midsummer 1715 at 4l. each 7,248 0 0
for licences for travelling with 137 horses at 4l. each horse; same time 548 0 0
for 1,675 single foot licences at 12d. each 83 15 0
for 137 lincences for travelling with 137 horses at 2s. each 13 14 0
for 18 bonds for securing the latter moiety of the Duty at 12d. each bond 0 18 0
7,894 7 0
total charge and receipts £9,756 16
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HAWKERS AND PEDLARS.
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Salaries:
Samuel Atkinson, Thomas Earsby and Francis Brown, Commissioners, to 15 June 1715; George Townsend, Montague Bacon and Francis Bacon succeeding them; at 100l. per an. each 300 0 0
Hadley Doyley, Solicitor 50 0 0
Philip Sanderson, Cashier 90 0 0
John Mountfort and Michael Este, Clerks to the Commissioners 100 0 0
William Este, Riding Surveyor General 200 0 0
Riding Surveyors, named (two to Xmas 1714, thereafter four to Midsummer 1715) 300 0 0
London Surveyors, named 150 0 0
Richard Harrington, messenger 30 0 0
1,220 0 0
allowance for prompt payment at 2s. per 1l.:
for prompt payment of 3,588l., being the latter moiety of the Duty on 1,794 licences 358 16 0
for prompt payment of 274l. on 137 licences for travelling with horses 27 8 0
386 4 0
necessary and incident charges and disbursements, detailed, including stationery (172l13s. 4d.), office rent (15l.), remittance of money (4l.), coals (11l. 5s. 6d.), office necessaries etc. (63l. 5s.), law charges (13l. 11s. 4d., 6l. 6s. and 27l., the last for law charges and extraordinary expenses at Oxford and prosecuting several traders at Bury who sold goods a fortnight after the fixed time for keeping that fair and for other Petty Sessions prosecutions in Essex), inquiry into sufficiency of securities (10l.), transcribing accompts (50l. 12s. 6d.), copying papers for Parliament (4l. 19s.), Exchequer fees etc. (37l. 2s. 6d.), stamps on bonds etc. (153l. 15s.), and the Auditor's fee to Thomas Foley (25l.) 616 5 7
(total allowed as above 2,222l. 9s. 7d.) money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 5,535 6
total payments and allowances £7,757 15
and so remains 1,999 0 5
against which depending on sunday persons, detailed, in arrears for their licences or for the value of bonds not yet answered:
for the year to Midsummer 1698 377 13 6
ditto 1699 196 0 0
ditto 1700 302 18 0
ditto 1701 247 10 0
ditto 1702 42 15 0
ditto 1703 21 7 0
ditto 1704 11 10 6
ditto 1705 24 10 0
ditto 1706 5 15 0
ditto 1707 15 5 0
ditto 1708 23 0 0
ditto 1709 8 0 0
ditto 1710 9 14 0
ditto 1711 20 15 0
ditto 1712 12 0 0
ditto 1713 4 0 0
ditto 1715 24 0 0
and on William Batchelor, late Riding Surveyor 100 0 0
and on Thomas Wells, late an officer in these Duties 189 9 0
and on John Whitley, for the value of sundry licences for which he has not accompted 157 7 6
and on Philip Sanderson, deceased, late Cashier, for money unaccompted for 177 15 11
and upon Hadley Doyley, Solicitor, for money received on bonds 27 15 0
£1,999 0 5
and so the Accomptants are even and Quit.
Declared 8 March 1717–18.
Auditor's Memorandum.—Three late Riding Surveyors are accountable for several licences with which they were entrusted within the time of this Accompt:
James Macburny 62 licences
Francis Nelson 50 licences
John Whitley 15 licences.
Their Security Bonds remain in the Solicitor's hands.