Declared Accounts 1707
Stamp Duties

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'Declared Accounts 1707: Stamp Duties', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. CDI-CDIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90550 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2921.
Robert Pawling, Comptroller and Accomptant General of the Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper.
1 August 1706 to 1 August 1707.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of several persons named at the foot of the last Accompt 73,613 16 5
Receipts:
for the stamps put upon parchment, vellum and paper and paid for and delivered out of the Head Office in London:
on account of the Continued Duty [as by 8–9 Wm. III c. 20] 28,922 7 5
and on account of the Additional Duty [as by 1 Anne c. 7] 25,983 13 0
54,906 0 5
for the stamps put upon parchment and paper delivered to the warehouse keeper to supply the country:
on the Continued Duty 19,481 4 6
and on the Additional Duty 16,282 6 6
35,763 11 0
for the Duties payable by the Registers of the Universities and by Law Officers:
George Cooper, Register of the University of Oxford 362 0 6
Robert Grove, Register of the University of Cambridge 120 0 0
the several Prothonotaries, Secondaries, Registers in Chancery and other Law Officers of the Courts for Entries made by them 1,127 14 0
1,609 14 6
sundry Town Clerks for stamps upon Admissions and Inventories of Wills 55 10 6
penalties for deeds engrossed before they were stamped 15 0 0
value of paper and parchment provided by the Commissioners 3,221 2 4
(total due and payable for the year 95,570l. 18s. 9d.)
overpayments:
John Ryley, late Distributor for Staffordshire 0 7 3
Thomas Clark, late Distributor for Yarmouth 9 11
Elizabeth Hall, 'Distributresse' for part of Yorkshire 59 15 0
69 13
money due upon bond from Mr. Thomas Bendish 200 0 0
total charge and receipts £169,454 8
Discharge £ s. d.
Money accompted for in the Cash Accompt of these Duties 90,248 3
overpayments in the preceding Accompt 9 18
money due on the Old Continued Duty charged as Overpaid on the New Continued Duty (by Elizabeth Hall ut supra) 59 15 0
allowances to Distributors for vending stampt paper in the country and for incidents 3,051 2
total payments and allowances £93,368 19 2
and so remains 76,085 9
whereof depending on Warehouse Keepers, Distributors, &c 76,085 9
and so this General Accompt of the Duties is Even and Quit.
Memorandum that under the Act 20 Car. 2 [c. 7] the several late Distributors of Stampt paper hereafter named are chargeable with damages after the rate of 12l. per cent.
£ s. d.
Samuel Brewer, for part of Sussex 114 3 11
Thomas Baker, for Sussex 3 8 0
Simon Babb, for Dorsetshire 98 19 8
William Collins, for Worcestershire 506 6 5
Peter Clinton, for Dorsetshire 1,030 2 3
Benjamin Collett, for Worcestershire 261 5 9
Marmadukes Deane, for Staffordshire 3 12 6
Francis Gregor, for Truro 99 9 2
Charles Hearle, for Cornwall 361 12
Robert Jackson, for Carlisle 0 3
Francis Isaacson, for Lincoln 236 15 5
Charles Jones, for Radnorshire 100 4 4
Charles Lee, for Northamptonshire 105 12 10¾
Thomas Dodd, for Lancaster 5 1 5
Robert Roper, for Durham 93 0 8
Benjamin Johnson, for Westmorland 17 2
George Harvey, for — 8 8 6
George Maidwell for Northamptonshire 142 14 4
Edward Cowley, for Lincolnshire 61 15 1
Henry Marriott, for Norfolk 102 3 3
Samuel Wilson, for Berwick 19 3 3
Robert Warren, for Suffolk 90 19 2
Declared 21 April 1708.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2907.
John Evelyn, Receiver General of the Duties upon Stampt Vellum, Parchment and Paper.
1 August 1706 to 1 August 1707.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining upon the determination of the last Accompt nil.
Receipts: money received for the Duties on Stampt Paper, Parchment and Vellum:
for arrears of the said duties after the term of four years to 1 Aug. 1706 6,491 5
for the duties continued after 1 Aug. 1706 42,901 19 10¾
for certain duties granted to the late King William [III] and his successors 40,854 17 11
total charge and receipts £90,248 3
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
for salaries to the Commissioners and other Officers and Clerks belonging to the Stamp Office:
Edward Loyd, Henry Cornish, Robert Pooley, Richard Dyott, Commissioners at 300l. per an. each 1,200 0 0
Richard Uthwatt and John Molesworth, succeeding him, Commissioners 300 0 0
William Bridges, Secretary 200 0 0
John Evelyn, Receiver General 300 0 0
Robert Pawling, Comptroller General 300 0 0
clerks, solicitor, teller, 'register', housekeeper, warehouse keepers, etc., detailed 2,860 0 0
5,160 0 0
rent to Mr. Thomas Atwell and Company for the Stamp Office in Lincoln's Inn 160 0 0
paper and parchment brought into the Office 2,274 1 10
incidents 1,254 14 7
discount allowed on prompt payment at 6 per cent. for three months for moneys paid by ten pound parcels or upwards as by Act of Parliament 1,344 13 4
charges on paying moneys into the Exchequer, viz.: for allowing of tallies, porterage of money, etc. 39 2 10
Registers [registrars] of the Court of Chancery and others for poundage of money by them paid 36 0
Auditor's fee 50 0 0
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
on accompt of the Duties continued to 1 Aug. 1706 6,459 3
on accompt of the Duties continued from 1 Aug. 1706 33,035 3
on the Additional Duties 40,188 3
79,682 10
total payments and allowances £90,001 3
and so remains 247 0 0
whereof depending on:
Robert Pawling, Comtproller of the Stamp Duties 22 0 0
John Montagu, Solicitor, imprested to him for charges of prosecutions 250 0 0
272 0 0
and so this Accomptant is in Surplusage 25 0 0
Declared 21 April 1708.