Declared Accounts, 1708
Stamp Duties

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'Declared Accounts, 1708: Stamp Duties', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. DC-DCIV. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90572 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Stamp Duties

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2922.
Robert Pawling, Comptroller and Accomptant General of the Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper.
1 August 1707 to 1 August 1708.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of several persons named at the foot of the last Accompt 76,085 9
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
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 29,262 16 1
and on account of the Additional Duty 26,356 6 8
55,619 2 9
for the stamps put upon parchment and paper delivered to the warehouse keeper to supply the country:
on account of the Continued Duty 19,160 10 0
and on account of the Additional Duty 16,721 7 6
35,881 17 6
for the Duties payable by the Registers of the Universities and by Law Officers:
George Cooper, Register of the University of Oxford, for the Continued Duty 258l. 8s. 0d., and for the Additional Duty 8s.; in all 258 16 0
Robert Grove, Register of the University of Cambridge, for Duties 1706 and 1707 not charged till now and also for this year 707 6
the several Prothonotaries, Secondaries, Registers in Chancery and other Law Officers of the Courts for Entries made by them, for the Continued Duty 76s. 6d., for the Additional Duty 663l. 13s. 6d. and for the new Continued Duty 663l. 13s. 6d.; in all 1,331 3 6
2,297 6
sundry Town Clerks for stamps upon Admissions and Inventories of Bills 20 14 10
penalties for deeds engrossed before they were stamped 10 0 0
value of paper and parchment provided by the Commissioners 3,469 8
(total due and payable for the year 97,298l. 9s. 6d.)
overpayments:
John Ryley, late distributor for Staffordshire, on the Additional Duty 0 6 0
ditto on the Continued Duty 0 1 3
Thomas Clarke, late Distributor for Yarmouth, ditto 9 11
9 18
money due upon bonds: from Mr. Thomas Bendish 200 0 0
total charge and receipts £173,593 17 3
Discharge.
Money accompted for in the Cash Accompt of these Duties 95,023 3 5
overpayments in the preceding Accompt 9 18
allowances to Distributors for vending stampt paper in the Country and for incidents 3,434 9
allowances for goods overcharged and goods returned (two items) 35 5 10¼
total payments and allowances £98,502 16 11¼
and so remains 75,091 0
Discharge. £ s. d.
whereof depending on Warehouse Keepers, Distributors, etc.:
John Adams, Distributor for Radnorshire 430 8
John Amory, for Somerset 1,393 8 7
Richard Aglionby, for Carlisle 831 9
William Barnes, for Norwich 1,191 13
Christopher Baker, for Exeter 238 14 10
Stephen Bishop, for Oxford 1,507 2
Francis Blithe, for Colchester 358 0 6
Paul Courand, for Hampshire 1,141 4
Joshua Claver, for Hull 983 1 8
George Clemens, for Salisbury 713 11
Thomas Cowper, for Somerset 781 4
William Dowse, for Huntingdonshire 320 3
George Eden, for Durham 643 5
Robert Foulks, for Cheshire and South Wales 1,733 5
John Foulks, for Denbigh 750 16 11¼
Jonathan Filks, for the Isle of Wight 267 14
Henry Hawkins, for St. Austell 1,369 9
Elizabeth Hall, for Yorkshire, North Riding 698 4 6
Thomas Howson, for Lincoln 866 2
Thomas Hewett, for Tiverton, Devonshire 1,031 13
John Handfield, for Kent 1,008 10 2
Anthony Isaacson, for London 459 5
William John, for Exeter 1,591 9 11¾
Stroude Knight, for Reading 414 18
Thomas Lloyd, for Brecknockshire 576 4 11
William Leek, for Shropshire 291 16 10¼
Richard Lowry, for Westmorland 736 15 3
William Loveday, for Worcestershire 913 18
Thomas Moore, for Yarmouth 237 0 5
William Matthews, for Herefordshire 379 6 3
Nathaniel Morgan, for Carmarthenshire 766 9
Walter Marshall, for Gloucestershire 1,607 12
John Newton, for Sussex 607 0 0
Henry Nisbett, for Derbyshire 1,405 9
George Newell, for Staffordshire 707 8 6
Samuel Pacy, for Suffolk 880 4
Benjamin Robins, for Exeter 213 19
Robert Rhodes, for Newcastle 'under Line' 485 2
Charles Sanderson, for Newcastle 324 8
Obed Smith, for Daventry 1,005 16
John Stone, for York 2,137 18
James Taylor, for Chatham 215 17
Jonah Taylor, for Hertfordshire 1,863 13 11
Edward Thomas, for Glamorganshire 1,112 18
Edward Vaudry, for Lancashire 1,839 10 4
John Usborne and Thomas Lacey, for Surrey 319 15
John Ward, for Nottinghamshire 370 18
Gilbert Walmesley for Lichfield 317 12
Thomas Wall, for Bristol 1,336 2
ditto 0 0
Timothy Wesley, for Berkshire 985 18
Jeremiah Withers, for Warwickshire 502 7
William Webb, for Chichester 280 2
William Williams, for Dorset and Cornwall 1,576 14 10½
Humphrey Burton, for Devonshire 2,040 9
Dickn Boise, for Lincolnshire 67 18 1
Samuel Brewer, for Sussex 162 13
Thomas Baker, for Sussex 9 9
John Bury, for Nottinghamshire 0 5
Anthony Boyse, for Hertfordshire 2,666 5 3
William Collins, for Worcestershire 538 2 2
Peter Clinton, for Dorset 1,507 16
Benjamin Collett, for Worcestershire 418 14
Charles Herle, for Cornwall 640 17
Francis Isaacson for Lincoln 493 5 11¼
Robert Jackson, for Carlisle 0 10 0
Charles Jones, for Radnorshire 208 15 10¼
Charles Lee, for Northamptonshire 87 7
George Maynard, for Yorkshire 1,250 13 3
Simon Babb, for Somerset 97 1
Edward Cowley, for Lincolnshire 58 5 11
Henry Marriot, for Norfolk 114 9 5
Samuel Wilson, for Berwick 12 6
Robert Warren, for Suffolk 58 5 11
Francis Gregor, for Truro 237 10
Thomas Cater, money due on bond 50 0 0
Charles Pratt, Warehouse Keeper of unstampt goods (value of paper, etc.) 974 7
William Curteis, successor of Norton Curteis late Warehouse Keeper of stampt goods, for the value of goods and Stamps 15,768 3 4
George Cooper, Register of Oxford 79 15 10
Thomas Bendish upon bond 200 0 0
John Harrison, late Chester carrier, for goods stampt lost by him 70 0 0
John Baddeley, carrier of Staffordshire, for goods and stamps consigned to John Riley but lost in carriage 43 18 0
Robert Grove, Register of Cambridge 215 9 8
£75,091 0
And so this General Accompt is Quit.
Declared 17 Dec. 1709.
Memorandum by Auditor Harley:
In pursuance of an Act 20 Car. II. several late Distributors are chargeable with Damages at 12 per cent. per an. for sums received and remaining in their hands on the foot of this Accompt and here noted to the end the same be charged upon them by Judgment of the Court of Exchequer.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: STAMP DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2908.
John Evelyn, Receiver General of the Duties upon Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper.
1 August 1707 to 1 August 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining upon the determination of the last Accompt nil.
depending in super upon Robert Pawling Comptroller of the Stamp Duties, and upon John Mountague, Solicitor for the said Duties 272 0 0
Receipts: money received for the Duties on Stampt Paper, Parchment and Vellum:
for arrears of the said duties for the first term of four years received within the time of this Accompt 24 19 10
for arrears of the said duties continued to 1 Aug. 1706 1,462 19 9
for the duties continued after 1 Aug. 1706 51,325 3
for certain duties granted the late King William [III] and his successors 42,210 0
95,023 3 5
total charge and receipts £95,295 3 5
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Surplusage of the last Accompt 25 0 0
salaries of the Commissioners and other Officers (including Edward Lloyd, Robert Pooley, Richard Dyott and John Molesworth, Commissioners, as on the last Accompt; also Henry Cornish and Richard Martyn succeeding him, 1,500l.; William Bridges 200l., John Evelyn and Robert Pawling as on the last Accompt 300l. each) 5,160 0 0
rent to Mr. Thomas Atwill and Company for the Stamp Office in Lincolns Inn 160 0 0
paper and parchment brought into the Office 2,394 13 8
incidents, detailed 1,096 9 1
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 1,369 0 4
charges on paying moneys into the Exchequer, viz. for allowing of tallies, porterage of money, etc. 36 6 8
Registrars of the Court of Chancery and others for poundage of money by them paid 25 15 1
total for salaries, rent, paper, etc., incidents, discount, charges and poundage as above 10,242 4 10
Auditor's fee 50 0 0
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
on account of arrears for the first four years 24 16 10
on account of the arrears of the duties continued to 1 Aug. 1706 1,461 2 3
on account of the further continued duty 41,340 11 9
out of the additional duties 41,529 7 9
total paid into the receipt of the Exchequer 84,355 18 7
total payments and allowances £94,673 3 5
and so remains 622 0 0
whereof depending on:
Robert Pawling, Comptroller of the Stamp Duties 22 0 0
John Montague, Solicitor, to defray Law Prosecutions 600 0 0
£622 0 0
and so the Accomptant is Quit
Declared 17 Dec. 1709.