Declared Accounts, 1708
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'Declared Accounts, 1708: Excise', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. DLXXV-DXCII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90569 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Excise

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1431.
Accompt of the Commissioners, etc., of Excise.
24 June 1707 to 24 June 1708.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining at the end of the previous Accompt:
in nett money in the hands of these Accomptants, their Agents or Collectors 112,170 14
due from brewers, victuallers, retailers and others in the several Country Collections 32,193 4
due from brewers, victuallers, distillers and others in London 12,930 15
due from sundry Collectors in the Country 25,600 17 4
due from several present Collectors in the Country 4,229 6
due from Edward Hyrne, late Collector in London port 101 9
due from John Francks and John Courtney on their bond for imported brandy 170 2 0
due from several Collectors of imported liquors in the outports 1,111 0
due on bonds for imported liquor in Plymouth port 37 13 4
due from Collectors of the duties on Coffee, Cyder and Mead in London 1,469 16 6
due from the Treasurer of the Navy for several bills drawn on him 87 6 1
resting to be accompted for by noblemen and others being Excise money by them taken up in the time of the late Revolution [of 1688] 18,723 12
money imprested into the hands of the Commissioners of Excise or their Cashier 500 0 0
total arrears 209,325 18 4
£ s. d.
Receipts:
the produce of the whole revenues of Excise as they are expressed in the several Collections in the Country and particularly named in the Leidger Book of this Accompt 730,396 5
ditto within the Cities of London and Westminster and Bills of Mortality as particularly named in the Leidger Book thereof 314,449 14
ditto for the imported liquors in London and the outports (not detailed) 19,375 15
the Queen's part of fines in London in the year ended 24 June 1707 151 1
and for a supernumerary's riding charges claimed by a Collector of York but not paid 17 10 0
1,064,390 6
(that is to say: for the hereditary and temporary excise, 526,957l. 11s. 4d.; for the 9d. for 99 years, 168,171l. 15s.d.; for the Lottery 9d., 175,752l. 3s.d.; for the Bank 9d. 168,171l. 15s.d.; for the duty on Low Wines 24,696l. 10s. 1d. and for the duty on fines, 640l. 11s.d.)
received by Henry Meriton, late Cashier of Excise, for the rent of the Old Excise Office in Broad Street 171 0 0
overpayment by Griffith Kent, distiller, to be made good in the next year's Accompt 0 0 3
sundry overbalances paid into the Excise Office, London, by brewers and sundry Collectors and others for which they are to have credit in the next year's Accompt:
Edward Pilsworth, junior, formerly a clerk in the Distillery Office 8 2 8
balances due to Country Collectors: John Wheelwright, late Collector of Suffolk 10 15
Thomas Cornelius, late Collector of Cornwall 7 7
George Strong, Collector of Derby 1 12
Peter Brougham, Collector of Cumberland 7 0
William Milton, Coll ector of Essex 3 3
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Thomas Bretton, Collector of Exeter 27 13
Ezekiel Polsted, Collector of Lancaster 129 18 11¼
John Fletcher, Collector of Leeds 0 1
William Walbank, Collector of Norfolk 9 6
Isaac Hide, Collector of Northampton 394 6 11½
John Ferryman, Collector of Wales Middle 8 1 11
Charles Wyn, Collector of Worcester 2 9 8
balances due to Collectors in Outports:
Christopher Merritt, Collector of Boston port 0 6
Rowland Davis, Collector of Cardiff port 0 0 9
Walter Aldey, Collector of Chepstow port 0 18 6
Benjamin Everard, Collector of Cowes port 10 5 11¼
Bernard Penrose, Collector of Gweek port 0 10 8
Sir Barnabas Scudamore, Collector of Liverpool 1 4
623 7 10¾
gross produce of the duty on Sweets being intermixt in Excise Vouchers with Exciseable liquors 64 0
(total of additions and overbalances, etc., 858l. 8s. 11½d.)
total charge and receipts £1,274,574 13
Discharge.
Overbalances due to several Collectors and others from the preceding Accompt, detailed 810 6
salaries of the Collectors and others, riding charges and incidents, etc.
to sundry Collectors for salaries in the Country 69,532 0
riding charges 5,039 13 0
incident charges 1,024 14 2
taxes assessed on Officers 5,431 1
charges in returning money to London 379 14
to Foot Onslow, late a Commissioner of Excise, for his expenses in his travelling to view, etc. 144 17
to Philip Ryley, a Commissioner, for the like 135 8
to Sir Marmaduke Wyvell, bt. another Commissioner, for the like 140 11 5
to Edward Noell, another Commissioner, for the like 198 6 0
to Christopher Montagu, another Commissioner, for the like 50 3 4
82,076 9
allowances for drink exported and by Justices' Warrants and to the fishermen of Great Yarmouth:
to sundry persons for beer and cyder exported beyond seas within the time of this Accompt 597 2 1
ditto by Justices' Warrants in several Country Collections 245 14
to the fishermen of Great Yarmouth in consideration of their payment of Excise duty for strong beer taken for their North Sea and herring fishery 160 0 0
1,002 16
exports and overcharges allowed by the Commissioners of Excise in London:
£ s. d.
to sundry brewers for beer exported 309 2 11¾
John Lounds and Samuel Sedgley for cyder exported 3 2 6
312 5
to sundry brewers for overcharges 136 4
to distillers for ditto on duties on low wines 51 14 4
to ditto for ditto on spirits 4 9 4
to sundry persons for cyder overcharged 135 7 10¼
to Ann Webster for mead overcharged 0 18 4
328 14
640 19
allowances for overpayments (two) 0 17
allowances for poundage and salaries to Collectors and others in the Outports, for incident charges and for overentries 371 3 9
allowed the Collector in the Port of London for incident charges and overentries 310 10 5
(total for salaries, charges, allowances, etc., 84,402l. 17s. 8d.)
ready money received and had and particularly accompted for 989,994 18
total payments and allowances £1,075,208 1 11¼
and then remains 199,366 11
whereof: £ s. d.
nett money remaining unaccompted for (received in one year to 24 June 1708 to be accompted for in the next accompt) 101,656 8
remaining unpaid by several brewers, retailers and others for which such brewers, etc., are chargeable:
due from brewers, victuallers, retailers and others in the several counties 32,144 3 10
due in London upon accompt kept:
£ s. d.
for beer and ale 4,487 7 10¾
for strong waters 1,132 8
for low wines 2,458 8
for coffee 2,832 5 10
for cyder 1,295 15
for mead 476 2 5
and for sweets 277 12
12,960 1
45,104 4 10½
Discharge. £ s. d.
arrears remaining unpaid by sundry Collectors and others:
George Murray, late Collector of Bedford 13 3 0
Richard Tooth, late Collector of Bristol 25 0 0
John Phillips, late Collector of Cambridge 12 0 0
William Liggon, being four bills of exchange unpaid 537 0 0
Henry Banson, late Collector of Durham and Newcastle 2,376 4
Sir Edward Bathurst, late Collector of Gloucester 36 16 7
Ralph Dean, late Collector of Gloucester 24 13
Ambrose Thelwall, late Collector of Hertford 453 7
Francis Hill, late Collector of Lancaster 288 16
Thomas Benson, late Collector of Lancaster 1,607 6 10
John Stevenson, late Collector of Northumberland 100 0 0
Thomas Cowden, late Collector of Norfolk 131 17 10½
William Hornby, late Collector of Hertford, Lincoln, North Middlesex and Surrey 1,249 2 11¾
John Kiffen, late Collector of York South West 801 3
Simon Donjoy, late Collector of Surrey 1,377 5
George Newton, late Collector of Wales East 0 4 0
John Trotman, late an Officer in Wales Middle 9 12
Thomas Jervis, late an Officer in Wales Middle 8 7
William Benson, late Collector of Westmoreland 3,451 11 7
Richard Andrewson, late Collector of Wales North 5 1 10¼
Ferdinando Huddleston, late Collector of York North 3,258 17 11
John Jennings, late Collector of Worcester 32 16
Thomas Bird, late Collector of Oxford and Bucks 0 0
Rivers Dickenson, received by him of Andrew Clayton, late Collector of Middlesex and Surrey 750 12 0
Richard Breynton, ditto of Thomas Clark late Collector of Hereford 20 0 0
the Commissioners for Transportation 540 0 0
John Crundall for the remainder of his note for 159l. 10s. 7d. 59 10 7
Peter Parr and Arthur Jeffreys, part of a bill of 150l. on accompt of John Lyford, Collector of Hants 80 0 0
Sarah Dodd, remainder of two bills 75 0 2
John Gwin from [the accompt of] Clarke aforesaid 160 0 0
John Grocer from [ditto] Rampley in Suffolk Collection 200 0 0
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Jacob Sheldrake for a bill relating to Macclesfield Collection 140 9 0
ditto, relating to Worcester Collection 51 14 9
Henry Willett, late Collector of Suffolk 67 0 0
Joseph Reynoldson, for divers bills of exchange not accompted for 6,130 19
Thomas Woodward, for two bills drawn by him in Derby Collection 400 0 0
Thomas Combe, late Collector of Canterbury 4 4
William Sharrett, late Collector of the Isle of Wight 53 16
John Hill, late Collector of Lancaster 548 16
Francis Johnson, late Collector of Taunton 0 17
Ralph Leicester, late Collector of Westmoreland 104 8 7
Michael Burton, late Collector of Cumberland 127 17 0
Ephraim Sandford, late Collector of Westmoreland 93 17 0
Edward Burghall, late Collector of Cumberland 6 19
Joseph Field from [the accompt of] Rampley in Suffolk Collection 130 0 0
John Whetham,late Collector of Surrey 30 2 11¼
and upon Thomas Antwissell, late Collector of Wales Middle 0 6
25,577 1
remaining in arrear and unpaid by several present Collectors (not detailed) for the balances of their Accompts for this present year 4,940 1 11½
ditto from Edward Hyrne and from John Francks and John Courtney in London port 271 11
5,211 13
more ditto by several former and present Collectors (not detailed) in the Outports 1,048 15
remaining in arrear and undischarged three bonds given for the duty on brandy in Plymouth port in 1686 and 1687 37 13 4
1,086 8 10½
remaining in arrear and unpaid for Balances due from sundry Collectors and others in London:
London distillery (three names) 457 13 9
London coffee (six names) 329 18
London cyder (four names) 178 3
London mead (four names) 447 8
London sweets (one name) 6 12 0
1,419 16 6
remaining due upon sundry bills of exchange drawn upon the Treasurer of the Navy remaining unpaid on the Accompt of Collectors, detailed 87 6 1
(total arrears remaining unpaid for balances due from Collectors 33,382l. 6s. 2d.)
remaining upon several noblemen and others for Excise money by them taken up in the time of the late Revolution [of 1688] for which it does not appear that they have accompted [as in the preceding accompt] 18,723 12
money imprested into the hands of the Commissioners of Excise or their cashier for incidents 500 0 0
Sum total of supers which do balance this Accompt £199,366 11
Declared 13 June 1711.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1352.
Account of the Commissioners, etc. of Excise.
24 June 1707 to 24 June 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining at the end of the last Accompt 17,761 16 11¼
depending upon late Sub-Commissioners and Farmers of Excise and others before 25 Dec. 1660 32,605 6
depending upon divers late Sub-Commissioners of Excise 1661 and 1662 and upon late Farmers of Excise and on several late Commissioners of Excise and a late Cashier of Excise 22,224 12 4
72,591 15
Receipts:
from the Hereditary and Temporary Excise:
on the duty ended 8 March 1701–2 37 10 0
on the duty commencing 8 March 1701–2 (Michaelmas 1707 131,413l. 10s.d.; Christmas 1707 119,889l. 12s.d.; Lady day 1708 118,674l. 16s.d.; Midsummer 1708 116,544l. 2s. 11¼d.) 486,522 2 0
from the additional, 9d. Excise for 99 years commencing 25 Jan. 1692–3 (by quarters) 156,811 3
from the additional or Lottery 9d. commencing 17 May 1697 (ditto) 164,352 12 3
from the additional or Bank 9d. commencing on the same date (ditto) 156,811 0 9
from Low Wines to 24 March 1705–6 11 3
ditto since 24 March 1705–6 (ditto) 19,636 8 6
London fines and penalties adjudged against brewers 151 1
984,333 0
Voluntary charge:
rents of the Old Excise Office in Broad Street from Mrs. Anne Harvey and Robert Horlock (with deduction for a stable taken by the Commissioners) 171 0 0
total charge and receipts £1,057,095 16
Discharge.
Salaries of the Commissioners, their Officers and clerks, etc.:
Foot Onslow, William Strong, George Townsend, Philip Ryley, Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt. Edward Noel and Christopher Montagu, Commissioners, 5,600l.; the Commissioners for Appeals 1,000l.; and other Officers, etc.; in all 23,388 4 1
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others for work, materials and goods 4,050 11
paid to Spencer Compton, Treasurer and Receiver General to H.R.H. Prince George of Denmark for the Prince's annuity for one year to Ladyday 1708 25,000 0 0
Discharge. £ s. d.
paid to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for the same period on his pension 3,000 0 0
ditto to Richard Miller for George, Duke of Northumberland 3,000 0 0
payments of money by special warrants of the Lord High Treasurer (taxes on Excise Officers' salaries, etc.) 1,556 0 0
payments for beer, aqua vitae, etc., exported and for over charges, etc. 84 7
ready money paid into the Exchequer as by tallies, detailed: £ s. d.
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for the Queen's life and for the 3,700l. weekly for several annuities 443,917 4 4
on the additional or Fund 9d. for 99 years from 25 Jan. 1692–3 153,011 10 3
on the additional or Lottery 9d. commencing 17 May 1697 160,508 10 6
on the additional or Bank 9d. commencing on the same date 153,011 7 11½
on the duty on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction and Sweets to 24 March 1705–6 11 3
on the same since 24 March 1705–6 19,304 17 7
for fines and penalties adjudged against brewers 151 1
929,915 14
total payments and allowances £989,994 18
and so remains 67,100 18 3
whereof depending upon:
sundry late Commissioners of Excise, late Farmers of Excise, Collectors of fines and forfeitures, late Sub-Commissioners of Excise, etc. [as detailed in the previous year's account on p. ccclxxxii] 54,829 18
and depending upon the present Commissioners of Excise:
for money imprested to their Cashier 500 0 0
for a quarter's salary to a Country collector for which no voucher is produced 20 0 0
for the money arising out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 5,941 7 0
ditto out of the additional 9d. for 99 years 1,914 13 1
ditto out of the Lottery 9d. 1,914 14
ditto out of the Bank 9d. 1,914 12 11
ditto out of the duty on Low Wines (including ½d. for the duty to 24 March 1705–6) 65 11
ditto out of the additional 9d. and double 9d. (9½d.) and out of the duty of 2s. a gallon on brandy (1¼d.) 0 0 10¾
12,270 19
(total for moneys arising out of the above duties 11,750l. 19s.d.)
£67,100 18 3
Declared 6 Dec. 1709.
EXCISE: CASH ACCOUNT: SCOTLAND.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1407.
The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.
1 May 1707 to 1 May 1708.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the first Accompt.
Receipts from the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland, detailed by dates 24,000 0 0
Discharge.
Money paid into the Exchequer, by dates, upon the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for the Queen's life 11,032 16 10
ditto upon the additional or Fund ninepence for 99 years 3,312 12
ditto upon the additional or Lottery ninepence 3,312 12 3
ditto upon the additional or Bank ninepence 3,312 11 10½
ditto upon the duty on Low Wines or Spirits of the First Extraction and Sweets after 24 March 1705 29 6
£20,999 19 11½
then there remains 3,000 0
depending upon the Commissioners of Excise for England in respect of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 1,578 18 11½
ditto of the additional 9d. for 99 years 473 13
ditto of the Lottery 9d. 473 13
ditto of the Bank 9d. 473 13
£3,000 0
Declared 6 Oct. 1711.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT DUTY: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1446.
Accompt of the Commissioners, etc., of Excise.
24 June 1707 to 24 June 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: nil, this being the first Accompt under the Act 5 Anne.
Receipts: gross produce in the Country Inland Collections for the period of this Accompt:
for malt at 6d. a bushel 597,735 6 11¼
for cyder at 4s. a hogshead 11,824 11 7
compounders in the said time 4,301 2 6
her Majesty's part of fines in the said time 419 19 9
interest received on bills of exchange returned 27 3
surcharges from Examiners' Office in London 16 2
surcharges from Collectors' Ledgers 2 19
profits by returns of money 3 14 6
614,331 0 2
gross produce in the port of London and Outports for the aforesaid time:
for mumm imported in the Outports at 10s. a barrel 55 10 1
for cyder ditto at 4s. a hogshead 55 18 0
for mumm imported in London port at 10s. a barrel 272 4
for cyder ditto at 4s. a hogshead 9 19 0
for malt ditto at 6d. a bushel 104 2 0
497 13
gross produce in London for the aforesaid time:
for cyder at 4s. a hogshead 1,355 19 5
for English mumm at 10s. a, barrel 15 17 6
for malt at 6d. a bushel 696 13
2,068 10
money received of Edward Stevenson, late Officer in Cumberland Collection, (taken up by him and not before accompted for) 0 6
(total gross produce for the period of this Accompt 616,897l. 10s. 11½d.)
overbalances paid into the Excise Office in London by sundry Collectors upon their Accompts; for which they are to have credit in the succeeding year:
Stephen Parker, Collector of Canterbury 0 0
John Teage, Collector of Cornwall 0 0 3
John Powell, Collector of Exeter 1 3
John Cowley, Collector of Sheffield 0 1
John Grove, Collector of Suffolk 0 8 9
John Ferryman, Collector of Wales Middle 2 18
Francis Davis, Collector of Wales North 0 0
Richard Tooth, Collector of Wales West 9 3
13 15
total charge and receipts £616,911 6
Discharge.
Salaries, riding and travelling charges of Officers in collecting these duties, detailed 37,851 2
Inferior Officers' taxes, incident charges, returns of money and poundage to Collectors of the Outports 3,271 0
allowances by Justices' Warrants, overcharges and malt and cyder exported 11,984 16
53,106 19
ready money received and had and particularly accompted for 351,782 14 11½
total payments and allowances £404,889 14
and so remains 212,021 12
of which:
remaining in arrear and unpaid by maltsters and others in the Country 39,730 9
ditto in London for cyder 1 0 0
remaining due from sundry Collectors in the Country and from Thomas Lowson, Collector of Stockton port 2,397 16
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the hands of the Cashier for Excise 4,446 15 10¼
money to be accompted for on the Accompts of several Collectors in the Outports, received after Midsummer 1708 and on the Accompt of John Strong, late Collector for imported liquors, London port, and Patricius Roberts, the present Collector 64 3
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash received after Midsummer 1708 on the Accompts of Collectors in the Country and of several maltsters and cidermen in London 165,381 7
£212,021 12
Declared 13 Sept. 1710.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT DUTY: ARREARS: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1458.
The Commissioners, etc., of Excise, Accomptants for Arrears of the Malt Duty that determined 23 June 1707.
24 June 1707 to 24 June 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Remaining in arrear on 24 June 1707:
unpaid by maltsters and others in the Country 34,531 14 10¼
unpaid by maltsters in London 308 4
due from Collectors in the Country 1,119 3 l
35,959 2
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands 17,247 0
money to be accompted for on Collectors' Accompts (Outports 59l. 19s.d.; London 41l. 14s. 6d.) 101 14
money to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash received after Midsummer 1707 167,282 8 2
(total arrears 220,590l. 4s. 10d.) 184,631 2
produce for arrears of the Duty which determined 23 June 1707 received within the time of this Accompt:
her Majesty's part of fines 18 15 10½
interest money on bills of exchange returned 1 3
surcharges 18 2
received from a compounder, proper to preceding years but not so charged 0 5 0
38 6
overbalances, for which the Collectors are to have credit in succeeding years, detailed 136 2
total charge and receipts £220,764 14
Discharge.
Arrears of the Duty on Malt that determined 23 June 1707:
overbalances due to Collectors 102 11
Inferior Officers' Taxes, incident charges, returns of money overcharged, etc. (detailed):
payments and allowances 75 17
paid for malt exported 3,737 8 6
allowed in the Inland Collections 334 15 10¼
(total 4,148l. 1s. 10½d.)
money received within the time of this Accompt in respect of arrears of the above Duty and of which a particular Accompt has been rendered 214,164 8
total payments and allowances £218,415 1
then remains 2,349 12 8
Discharge. £ s. d.
whereof:
remaining in arrear and unpaid by maltsters and others in the Country 963 0
due from sundry Collectors in the Country 364 17
money resting to be accompted for by the Cash Accompt 118 6 10¾
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash received after Midsummer 1708 from several Country Collectors named in the Ledger Book 903 7
£2,349 12 8
Declared 24 March 1712–13.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT DUTY: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1370.
The Commissioners, &c., of Excise.
24 June 1707 to 24 June 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of these Accomptants for the following Duties:
on Malt commencing 24 June 1707 none, this being the first Accompt.
ditto ending 24 June 1707 17,247 0
ditto ending 24 June 1705 411 19
ditto ending 24 June 1704 35 7
on Sweets from and after 24 March 1706–7 0 10
the old Duties on Malt and Leather 0 0 5
17,694 17 10¼
Receipts within the time of this Accompt for the following duties:
on Malt, etc., commencing 24 June 1707 356,229 10
ditto ending 23 June 1707 197,035 14 11
ditto ending 23 June 1706 753 18 8
ditto ending 23 June 1705 379 2
ditto ending 23 June 1704 87 0 11¼
ditto ending 23 June 1703 44 6
on Sweets commencing 25 March 1707 384 12
the old Duty on Malt ending 20 July 1699 18 14 2
ditto on Leather ending 20 April 1700 10 0 0
554,943 0 4
total charge and receipts £572,637 18
Discharge.
Salaries of Officers attending the said Duties, detailed 1,448 6
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others for goods furnished 2,583 17
payments by special warrants, detailed, of the Lord Treasurer 452 5 6
payments for overbalances to Collectors and for Malt exported and perished by water 1,936 13 10½
Discharge.
ready money paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer, as by tallies, detailed:
£ s. d. £ s. d.
for the Malt Duty commencing 24 June 1707 348,905 1 2
for arrears of the duty ending 23 June 1707 210,924 12 4
ditto ending 23 June 1706 265 3 6
ditto ending 23 June 1705 660 9
ditto ending 23 June 1703 40 6 7
for the Duty on Sweets commencing 25 March 1707 375 18 0
for the old Duty on Malt ending 20 July 1699 27 13
561,199 4 0
total payments and allowances £567,620 7
then remains 5,017 10
whereof depending:
remaining in the hands of these Commissioners or of their Cashier:
out of the Malt Duty commencing 24 June 1707 4,446 15 10¼
ditto ending 23 June 1707 118 6 10¾
ditto ending 23 June 1706 432 8 0
out of the Malt Duties ending 23 June 1705, 1704 and 1703 12 18 4
out of the Duty on Sweets commencing 25 March 1707 7 1 2
out of the old Duties on Malt and Leather 0 0
£5,017 10
Declared 6 December 1709.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: SALT DUTIES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2091, ROLL 113.
John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Humphrey Griffith, Edward Brereton and Thomas Hopkins, Chief Commissioners for the Duties upon Salt and Rock Salt.
26 March 1707 to 25 March 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of sundry persons on 25 March 1707, viz.
sundry Collectors for money since paid to these Accomptants 25,394 0 2 (sic for 1d.)
ditto for money due but still remaining in their hands 24,580 0
sundry proprietors and makers of salt for money due from them 34,829 10
84,803 11 4
Receipts: money payable for Salt Duties from Collectors, named, at the following places:
for the duties on home-made salt:
Bideford, co. Devon 2,469 15 5
'Bishops Lydiard,' co. Somerset 518 15 5
Bristol 3,719 17 11
Charge. £ s. d.
'Caryon' [Caerleon], co. Monmouth 1,179 15 5
Chepstow, co. Monmouth (two Accompts) 81 19 7
Cockerham, co. Lancaster 847 8 4
Droitwich, Worcestershire 55,310 14 7
'Flymby,' co. Cumberland 1,580 12 6
Flint, Flintshire 2,264 16 8
Isle of Grain 1,621 2 11
'Lemington' [Lymington], co. Hants 21,626 6 3
Middlewich, Cheshire 24,412 11 8
'Namptwich,' ditto 16,029 18 4
North Shields, co. Northumberland 31,177 10 0
Northwich, Cheshire 92,721 3 4
Pensford, co. Somerset 299 4 7
Plymouth, co. Devon 343 13 4
'Portisick' [Port Isaac] co. Cornwall 1,427 16 8
Portsea, co. Hants 5,153 8 9
'Sherbourn,' co. Dorset 1,257 12 3
Shirleywich, Staffordshire 7,236 8 4
Shoreham, co. Sussex 2 12 6
[Chipping] Sodbury, Gloucestershire 261 1
South Shields, co. Durham 68,071 10 0
Topsham, co. Devon 1,498 10 11
Yarmouth, co. Norfolk 7,712 5 0
for the duties on foreign salt:
Bideford, co. Devon 672 13 4
Bridlington, co. York 93 3 4
Dartmouth, port 772 0 0
Falmouth, port 430 16 8
Fowey, port 1,382 13 4
Gweek, port 288 0 0
Ipswich, port 536 6 8
Lancaster, port 1 13 4
Liverpool, port 376 0 0
London, port 1,115 8 4
Looe, port 362 0 0
Lyme Regis, port 707 6 8
Penryn, port 1,886 0 0
Penzance, port 3,389 6 8
Plymouth, port 1,705 6 8
Portsmouth, port 1 10 0
St. Ives, port 496 0 0
Whitby, port 4 0 0
Whitehaven, port 0 10 0
Yarmouth, port 134 19
(total for the several duties 363,081l. 6s.d.)
for fines and seizures:
'Carleon,' Monmouthshire 19 10 11½
Cockerham, co. Lancaster 10 16 7
Droitwich, co. Worcester 9 1 9
'Flymby,' co. Cumberland 21 17 10
Flint, 'Flintshire' 11 18
Gainsborough, co. Lincoln 0 13
Isle of Grain 0 7 0
Middlewich, Cheshire 81 10
Nantwich, ditto 0 5
North Shields [co. Northumberland] 2 8 0
Northwich, Cheshire 2 18 3
South Shields, co. Durham 663 12 11
Southwold, co. Norfolk 19 1 4
Yarmouth, ditto 7 18 6
Bideford, co. Devon 2 18
Dover, co. Kent 2 15 10½
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Falmouth 4 9
Plymouth, co. Devon 12 13 0
Poole, port 1 14 10¾
Rochester, co. Kent 5 7 10
Rye, co. Sussex 3 5 11
London (Matthew Greenwood, Receiver) 49 15
(total for fines and seizures 935l. 2s.d.)
gained by interest on bills of exchange:
Droitwich, co. Worcester 0 3
'Flymby,' co. Cumberland 0 1
Isle of Grain, co. Kent 22 2 10½
Lemington [Lymington] co. Hants 10 11 10
Middlewich, 'Cheshire' 8 15 3
Namptwich, ditto 1 0 2
Northwich, ditto 28 13 11¼
Portsea, co. Hants. 0 2 11
South Shields, co. Durham 4 16
Topsham, co. Devon 0 5
Yarmouth, co. Norfolk 0 3 6
Dartmouth, co. Devon 0 18 11
Liverpool, co. Lancaster 0 2 6
Lyme Regis, co. Dorset 0 0 6
Penzance, co. Cornwall 0 10 11
ditto, ditto 0 13
(total for interest, etc., 79l. 3s.d.)
total receipts for the salt duties 364,095 11
overpayments by Collectors, detailed, which are to be allowed them in the next General Accompt 894 9 10
total charge and receipts £449,793 12 10¼
Discharge.
Money accompted for already in the Cash Accompt for this year 213,315 8
overpayments by Collectors, detailed, as in the last General Accompt for this duty 224 16 10¼
discount for prompt payment of duties 17,499 0 6
money repaid upon debentures for fish and salt exported 62,917 15 5
money allowed for salt lost at sea 2,429 8 4
allowed for salt over-entered 10 13 4
allowances for rock salt refined 39,660 5
allowed for waste on salt going coastwise 7,669 0 11¼
allowed for damaged salt 72 6 8
total allowed as above 130,258 10
salaries of Officers employed collecting the duties on English salt, detailed 9,113 8
poundage allowed for collecting the duties on Foreign salt, detailed 385 19 0
Officers' taxes repaid 1,034 9 11
incident charges of collection, viz. on English salt 1,315l. 12s.d. and on Foreign salt 558l. 4s. 3d. 1,873 16 4¾|
premiums for returns of money 572 17
riding charges 40 0 0
total for salaries and incidents 13,020 11
total payments and allowances £356,819 7
and so remains 92,974 5 4
Discharge. £ s. d.
against which:
depending upon sundry proprietors and makers of salt and collectors of the Salt duties for money due at Ladyday 1708:
upon sundry makers and proprietors of salt, detailed 27,557 19 5
upon sundry Collectors and other Officers for money or bonds in their hands, detailed 50,131 12
upon sundry Collectors for Foreign salt imported and remaining in their custody, detailed 3,835 13 4
and upon these Accomptants 11,449 0
£92,974 5 4
And so this General Accompt is Quit.
Declared 16 July 1712.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: SALT DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 2070, ROLL 14.
John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Humphrey Griffith, Edward Brereton and Thomas Hopkins, Commissioners, etc., for the Duties on Salt and Rock Salt.
25 March 1707 to 25 March 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of these Accountants 144 3 10½
Receipts: from the Collectors at the following places:
out of the old duty commencing 25 March 1694:
Bideford, co. Devon 5 9
Bristol, city and port 0 1
Cockerham, Lancashire 165 7
Droitwich, co. Worcester 14,079 18
Flimby, co. Cumberland 315 9
Flint, co. Flint 18 0 4
Gainsborough, co. Lincoln 0 4
Isle of Grain, co. Kent 4 3 7
ditto 0 7 6
ditto 0 19
ditto 1 9
ditto 345 9
'Lemington,' co. Hants. 5,027 15 10
Middlewich co. Chester 2,450 11
'Namptwich,' co. Chester 4,416 13 3
North Shields, co. Northumberland 7,702 1
Northwich, co. Chester 8,064 6 1
Portsea, co. Hants 1,492 15
'Sherburn,' co. Dorset 74 19
Shirleywich, co. Stafford 1,951 4 8
South Shields, bpc. of Durham 14,701 19
Topsham, co. Devon 0 9 1
ditto 260 8 11½
Yarmouth, co. Norfolk 389 14
Bridlington, co. York 15 0 0
Cardigan, co. Cardigan 1 2 5
Dartmouth, co. Devon 238 8
Dover, co. Kent 0 16
Exeter, co. Devon 6 18
Falmouth, co. Cornwall 38 7
ditto 93 14
Fowey, co. Cornwall 62 7 8
ditto 159 19 0
Gweek, co. Cornwall 221 10
Lancaster, port 0 11
Liverpool, co. Lancaster 52 15 0
London, port 218 11 10½
Looe, co. Cornwall 36 14
Lyme Regis, co. Dorset 52 8
Milford and Tenby, co. Pembroke 7 4 0
Penryn co. Cornwall 166 7
Penzance, co. Cornwall 454 0
ditto 189 0
Plymouth, co. Devon 408 7
Portsmouth, co. Hants 45 0 0
Rochester, co. Kent 1 7
Rye, co. Sussex 0 19
Truro, co. Cornwall 0 14
Weymouth, co. Dorset 63 4
Whitby, co. York 0 6
Yarmouth, co. Norfolk 17 2 10¾
London (Matthew Greenwood, Receiver of fines and seizures) 21 1 10¾
total 64,044 3
out of the additional duty ending 25 December 1699:
North Shields, co. Northumberland 4 0 0
out of the East India fund commencing 25 December 1699:
Bideford 12 14
Bristol 0 3
Cockerham 385 16
Droitwich 32,853 3
Flimby 736 1
Flint 42 0
Gainsborough 0 9
Isle of Grain 9 15
ditto 0 17 6
ditto 2 5 7
ditto 3 8 5
ditto 806 2 11¼
'Lemington' [Lymington] 11,731 10 3
Middlewich 5,718 0
'Namptwich' 10,305 10 11¼
North Shields 17,967 10
Northwich 18,816 14
Portsea 3,483 1 11¾
'Sherbourn 174 18 10½
Shirleywich 4,552 17
South Shields 34,304 12
Topsham 1 1 2
ditto 607 14 3
Yarmouth, co. Norfolk 909 7 6
Bridlington 35 0 0
Cardigan 2 12 4
Dartmouth 556 7
Dover 1 19
Exeter 16 2
Falmouth 89 10
ditto 218 14
Fowey 145 11
ditto 373 4 4
Gweek 516 16 10¼
Lancaster 1 6
Liverpool 123 1 8
London port 510 1
Looe 85 13
Lyme Regis 122 7 0
Milford 16 16 0
Penryn 388 3 6
Penzance 1,059 8
ditto 441 0
Plymouth 952 18
Portsmouth 105 0 0
Rochester 3 3 11¼
Rye 2 6
Truro 1 14
Weymouth 147 9
Whitby 0 15
Yarmouth 40 0
London (Matthew Greenwood, Receiver of fines and seizures there) 49 4
total 149,432 9
total receipts 213,480l. 13s.d.
total charge and receipts £213,624 17
Discharge.
Fees and salaries of the Officers and Clerks, detailed 4,450 0 0
incidental charges and disbursements 3,855 12
money repaid upon debentures for fish and salt exported 29,618 6 11¼
total allowed for collection, etc. 37,923 19 0
the Auditor's fee 280 0 0
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the old Duty 52,594 2 3
out of the additional Duty 4 0 0
out of the East India Fund 122,513 6 10½
total paid into the Exchequer 175,111 9
total payments and allowances £213,315 8
and so the said Accountant is indebted 309 8 11¼
Declared 16 July 1712.
Against the entry of money paid into the Exchequer is a receipt for 135 tallies to the value of 175,111l. 9s.d.