Declared Accounts, 1708
Customs, Tobacco

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'Declared Accounts, 1708: Customs, Tobacco', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. DLIX-DLXIV. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90566 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Customs, Tobacco

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: CUSTOMS: TOBACCO: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 980.
Rowland Holt, Comptroller General of Customs: General Accompt of the Impositions on Tobacco.
25 December 1707 to 25 December 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of several Receivers, and Collectors in the Port of London and Outports of England upon the end of the last Accompt 565,890 0
sums due within the time of this Accompt:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver there on the Plantations Receipt (money 6,919l. 10s.d., bonds 187,380l. 1s. 9d.) 194,299 12
Outports:
Barnstaple (money 148l. 9s.d.; bonds 2,046l. 0s. 3d.) 2,194 9 10½
Beaumaris (bonds) 2,940 12 6
Bristol (money 4,262l. 1s.d. bonds 18,569l. 0s. 9d.) 22,831 2
ditto (money 742l. 2s. 1d., bonds 12,711l. 5s. 0d.) 13,453 7 1
ditto (money 1,986l. 12s.d., bonds 18,885l. 10s. 0d.) 20,872 2
'Bydiford' (money 372l. 17s. 2d., bonds 3,830l. 7s. 0d.) 4,203 4 2
Chester (money 108l. 3s.d., bonds 1,957l. 2s. 6d.) 2,065 6
Cowes (money) 8 11 5
Dartmouth (money) 27 10
Exeter (money 6l. 4s.d., bonds 76l. 5s. 0d.) 82 9
Falmouth (bonds) 594 15 9
Ilfracombe (money 3l. 8s. 6d., bonds 1,240l. 1s. 0d.) 1,243 9 6
Liverpool (money 760l. 15s.d., bonds 51,305l. 14s. 0d.) 52,066 9
Lyme (money 19l. 13s.d., bonds 1,423l. 15s. 0d.) 1,443 8
Milford (money) 4 9 5
Newcastle (bonds) 1,276 0 9
Padstow (bonds) 1,074 5 3
Penryn (bonds) 486 13 0
Plymouth (money 449l. 12s. 9d., bonds 1,007l. 10s. 0d.) 1,457 2 9
ditto (money 253l. 19s.d., bonds 3,769l. 12s. 0d.) 4,023 11
Poole (bonds) 890 0 0
Rochester (money) 7 12 3
Whitehaven (money 15l. 10s. 6d., bonds 16,989l. 13s. 9d.) 17,005 4 3
ditto (bonds) 8,327 15 0
158,579 12 8
total money 16,097l. 4s.d., bonds 336,782l. 0s. 3d., in both 352,879l. 5s.d.
money received for interest on bonds the time of payment of which was expired 1,424 2
money overpaid by Collectors, detailed, on their Accompts for the year 1708 24,328 17
total charge and receipts £944,522 4
Discharge.
Money overpaid by Collectors, detailed, on their Accompts for the year 1707 25,150 7 11¾
money accompted for in the Cash Accompt for this year 256,685 4
money repaid on debentures for tobacco exported:
Barnstaple 836 18 3
Beaumaris 2,275 10 3
Berwick 167 15 6
Bristol 5,421 17 11¾
ditto 12,863 5 4
ditto 6,855 15 10½
'Bydiford' 1,998 0 9
Chester 373 2 0
Cowes 20 0 6
Exeter 13 16 6
Ilfracombe 733 14 6
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Lancaster 12 10 0
Liverpool 21,130 19
Milford 244 2 3
Newcastle 929 2
Padstow 415 18 3
Penryn 86 9 3
Plymouth 1,272 3 0
ditto 1,138 19 11
Portsmouth 298 1 10½
Whitehaven 8,373 16 3
ditto 3,236 18 3
68,698 17 11
money repaid upon certificates of damaged or over-entered tobacco, detailed by Collectors and ports 16,700 16 2
total payments and allowances £367,235 6
and so remains 577,286 17 10
against which depending:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, bt., Receiver there on Plantation goods, for bonds remaining in his hands at Christmas 1708 34,226 9 9
Thomas Granger, late Receiver General, ditto 421 11 9
Henry Ferne, Receiver General 259,274 7
Michael Weeks, late Collector there, ditto 26,484 19 10
Richard Hutchinson, late Solicitor there, ditto 197 18 2
The Queen's Remembrancer's Office for bonds delivered thereto to be prosecuted 37,904 11
358,509 18
Outports:
Barnstaple (money 125l. 8s. 3d., bonds 632l. 8s. 6d.) 757 16 9
Beaumaris (money 20l. 17s.d., bonds 557l. 7s. 0d.) 578 4
Bristol (money) 3,300 17
ditto (money) 292 8
ditto (money 6,474l. 12s.d., bonds 62,392l. 14s. 3d.) 68,867 6
Bideford (money 479l. 0s.d., bonds 5,396l. 19s. 11d.) 5,876 0
Chester (money 614l. 8s. 7d., bonds 2,158l. 7s. 10d.) 2,772 16 5
Cowes (money) 385 1
Dartmouth (money) 506 15
Exeter (bonds) 76 5 0
Falmouth (money 7l. 13s. 5d., bonds 1,028l. 9s. 6d.) 1,036 2 11
Ilfracombe (money 3l. 8s. 6d., bonds 412l. 19s. 3d.) 416 7 9
Lancaster (money) 1,326 17
Liverpool (money 1,276l. 0s. 3d., bonds 65,849l. 17s. 9d.) 67,125 18 0
ditto (money) 9,031 9
Milford (money) 167 1
Lyme (money 177l. 14s.d., bonds 1,423l. 15s. 0d.) 1,601 9
Newcastle (money 20l. 18s. 10d., bonds 1,395l. 6s. 6d.) 1,416 5 4
Padstow (money) 718 13
Penryn (bonds) 322 15 0
Plymouth (money) 4,060 15
ditto (money 219l. 0s.d., bonds 3,074l. 5s. 6d.) 3,293 5
Poole (bonds) 890 0 0
Rochester (money) 10 14
Whitehaven (money) 413 5 11¼
ditto (money 1,725l. 16s. 3d., bonds 22,600l. 0s. 9d.) 24,325 17 0
and upon late Collectors (named) at the following places, for money in all cases:
Barnstaple 83 17
Berwick 0 1 9
Boston 60 0 0
Bridgwater 701 3 5
Bideford 763 3
Chester 345 4 6
ditto 0 8
Chichester 376 1 10¼
ditto 417 11 6
Deal 1,036 19
Dover 47 6 11¾
Falmouth 212 10
ditto 467 5 5
ditto 77 8
Feversham 2 5 2
ditto 150 0 0
Fowey 396 13 10¾
Lancaster 3 17 11¼
Looe 4 6 0
Lyme 110 2
Milford 7,245 18 1
Minehead 347 17
Newcastle 828 18
Newhaven 151 16
Padstow 365 12
Penzance 37 0
Plymouth 254 17 5
Poole 198 18 10½
ditto 1,015 3
Poulton 86 0 10½
Rochester 217 10 10¼
ditto 7 17 8
ditto 11 10
Sandwich 490 15 11
Southampton 778 3 10¼
Stockton 174 17
ditto 244 11 5
Swansea 376 2
ditto 787 15 9
Whitehaven 116 11
ditto 182 11
ditto 26 17 7
Truro 2 11
total outports 218,776 19
total depending (money 50,986l. 19s.d., bonds 526,299l. 18s.d.) £577,286 17 10
and so this General Accompt is Quit.
Declared 9 April 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: CUSTOMS: TOBACCO: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1235.
Henry Ferne, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs.
25 December 1707 to 25 December 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of this Accomptant, nil in money (surplusage 150l. 1s. 2d.) but in bonds for the duties ending Michaelmas 1701 33,887l. 2s.d., do. ending 31 July 1706 28,168l. 15s. 3d., do. commencing 1 Aug. 1706 231, 065l. 18s. 8d.) 293,121 16
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt of several Receivers and Collectors for the Impositions on Tobacco:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, on the Plantation Receipt (money 6,762l. 10s.d., bonds 166,706l. 2s. 0d.) 173,468 12
Thomas Granger, late Receiver (money) 91 16
interest on bonds 115 11
(total London port 173,676l. 0s.d.)
Outports:
Barnstaple 843 2
Beaumaris 50 12 4
Bristol 13,250 19 10
do. 11,479 0 4
do. 3,209 10 6
Bideford 141 13 4
do. 1,567 9 2
Penzance 23 0 6
Chester 146 7 9
Dartmouth 27 10
Dover 410 3
Exeter 755 0 0
Lancaster (Joseph Bently) 336 10
do. (fn. 1) (Sir Barnabas Scudamore) 8,972 10 10
do. (Luke Singleton) 1,711 6 10¼
Lyme 379 17 10½
Milford 851 8
Newcastle 250 0 0
Penryn 407 8 6
Penzance 3 0
Plymouth 1,934 14
Portsmouth 21 10
Whitehaven 2,328 3
do. 60 15 0
total outports 49,161l. 15s.d. total 222,837 15
money received from the Impositions on Tobacco in Scotland from Mr. Charles Graydon, Receiver there 44 14
total charge and receipts £516,004 6
Surplusage of money on the last Accompt 150 1 2
repayments for tobacco exported 175,700 2
do. for decayed and defective tobacco 8,946 7 0
salaries:
London port:
Sir John Shaw and Mr. Charles Shaw for clerk hire 300 0 0
Outports:
Thomas Andrews, Horatio Mitchell, Samuel Gellibrand and William Heyes, the four Examiners of outport books 30 0 0
Edward Harley as Auditor's fee 25 0 0
and to this Accomptant for extraordinary clerks 100 0 0
455 0 0
money paid into the Exchequer as by tallies, detailed by dates, including 151l. 16s.d. out of the impositions before 1 August 1706 71,583 15
money paid into the Exchequer out of the money arising by the said new Impositions in Scotland 44 14 4
total payments and allowances £256,880 0 6
and so remains 259,124 5
against which:
remaining in the Accomptant's hands upon sundry bonds 259,274 7
and so the said Accomptant is in Surplusage 150 1 6
Declared 6 April 1710

Footnotes

1 Surely a mistake for Liverpool; see the preceding account for 1707.