Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Excise', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23: 1709 (1949), pp. CCCXLIV-CCCLV. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90774 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Excise

EXCISE COMMISSIONERS: CASH ACCOUNT.
24 June 1708 to 24 June 1709.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 911, ROLL 90.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Remains: money in the hands of these accomptants 12,270 19
arrears depending upon divers Sub-Commissioners, Farmers and others before 25 Dec. 1660 32,605 6
on divers late Sub-Commissioners for 1661–2; and Farmers for 1665, 1668 and 1674, and several late Commissioners 27,224 12 4
67,100 18 3
receipt out of the Excise:
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 462,453 2
on the 9d. for 99 years 148,215 6
on the Lottery 9d. 152,382 1
on the Bank 9d. 148,215 6 1
on Low Wines 16,955 7 11
on the 30d. ended 17 Nov. 1692 36 10
on the Double 9d. ended 17 May 1697 13 0
on London fines and penalties 97 3
928,354 17
voluntary charge by the accomptants (for rent of the old Excise Office in Broad Street) 156 10 0
total charge and receipts £995,611 6
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
salaries and entertainments, rent &c. 24,168 16 1
tradesmen &c. for work and goods, detailed 3,230 18
paid to Spencer Compton for Prince George of Denmark 10,500 0 0
Charles, Duke of Southampton 3,000 0 0
Richard Miller and Joseph Fashion, for George, Duke of Northumberland 3,000 0 0
Abraham Magny, for Charles, Duke of Grafton 4,000 0 0
ditto, for the Dowager Duchess of Grafton 2,000 0 0
payments by special warrant from the Lord Treasurer, detailed 1,641 19
payments for cyder, malt or spirits exported and for overcharges &c. 51 9
ready money paid into the Exchequer, viz.:
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 424,524 8 11½
on the 9d. for 99 years 143,205 14 4
on the Lottery 9d. 147,239 4 8
on the Bank 9d. 143,205 13 11½
on Low Wines 16,395 13
on fines and penalties 133 13 6
874,704 9
total payments and allowances £926,297 12 4
Remains 69,313l. 13s.d.
whereof
Depending £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
on Sub-Commissioners before 25 Dec. 1660 14,095 18 1
on Excise Farmers before 25 March 1658 17,196 16 0
on fines and forfeitures before 25 Dec. 1660 1,312 12
32,605 6
on Sub-Commissioners annis 1661 and 1662 4,053 6 5
on Excise Farmers 1665 and 1674 16,884 1 11½
on late Commissioners for overpayments 1,287 3 11½
22,224 12 4
54,829 18
on the present Accomptants, Commissioners of Excise:
cash for incidents 500 0 0
salary due 20 0 0
520 0 0
money of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 7,041 19
9d. for 99 years 2,249 14
Lottery 9d. 2,253 6
Bank 9d. 2,249 13 11
Low Wines 169 0
Double 9d. 0 0
2s. per gallon on brandy 0 0
13,963 14 10¾
£14,483 14 10¾
Declared 13 June 1711.
EXCISE COMMISSIONERS: CASH ACCOUNT FOR SCOTLAND.
1 May 1708 to 1 May 1709.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 910, ROLL 89.
Charge. £ s. d.
Remains: Scotch Excise money in the hands of the Commissioners 3,000 0
receipts: by the Commissioners in England from the Excise Commissioners in Scotland (remittances detailed) 33,847 0 0
total charge and receipts £36,847 0
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Cashier's charges 2 1 10
ready money paid into the Exchequer:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 17,207 16 11½
out of the 9d. for 99 years 5,162 7
out of the Lottery 9d. 5,162 7
out of the Bank 9d. 5,162 6 11½
32,694 18 2
£32,697 0 0
Remains 4,150l. 0s.d.
whereof £ s. d.
Depending on the Excise Commissioners, England:
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 1,478 0 11¼
on the 9d. for 99 years 890 13
on the Lottery 9d. 890 13
on the Bank 9d. 890 13
£4,150 0
Declared 6 Oct. 1711.
EXCISE COMMISSIONERS: GENERAL ACCOUNT (London vinegar excepted).
From 24 June 1708 to 24 June 1709.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1078, ROLL 724.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Remains:
(Commissioners) 101,656 8
(brewers and distillers) 45,104 4 10½
Collectors 33,382 6 2
taken up in the Revolution in 1688 19,223 12
Collector of Hertford 230 0 0
199,596 11
Receipts:
whole revenue of Excise: Country collections 680,041 3 1
ditto: London 306,157 16 8
imported liquors 10,752 14 7
Queen's part of Fines: London District 97 3
997,048 17
viz. for the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 496,323 19
for the. 9d. Excise for 99 years from 25 Jan. 1692–3 157,564 14
for the Lottery 9d. from 17 May 1697 161,718 17
for the Bank 9d. from 17 May 1697 157,564 14
for Low Wines 23,359 4 11
for Fines 517 5
£997,048 17
sundry additions and overbalances due to country Collectors, detailed: and gross produce on Sweets being mixed with Excisable liquors 469 18 3
total charge and receipts £1,197,115 7 8
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
repayments of overbalances to Collectors, detailed 623 7 10¾
salaries, riding charges and incidents of officers 82,453 7
allowances for exports as merchandise and by warrants from Justices and from the Treasury and allowance to the Yarmouth Fishery 1,238 8 11
exports and overcharges in London 667 16
allowances in London port 725 13
85,213 3
ready money accounted for in a distinct [Cash] Account 926,297 12 4
total payments and allowance £1,012,134 3 9
Remains 184,981l. 3s. 11d.
whereof £ s. d. £ s. d.
nett money remaining unaccompted for 89,153 12
money remaining in arrear on brewers, victuallers, retailers and others in England: viz.
in the several Counties of England and Wales 32,464 14
in London upon account of
beer and ale 4,430 5
strong waters 1,156 8
low wines 2,477 0 8
coffee 2,832 5 10
cyder 1,304 17
mead 476 4 11
sweets 277 12
12,954 15 0
134,573 2
balances in the hands of Country Collectors, detailed, and bills of exchange unpaid and bonds standing out for imported liquors 31,184 9
depending upon several noblemen and others, detailed, for money taken up in the time of the late Rebellion of 1688 18,723 12
money imprested to the Excise Commissioners for incidents 500 0 0
total of Taxes £184,981 3 11
Declared 25 Feb. 1714–15.
EXCISE COMMISSIONERS: MALT DUTY. CASH ACCOUNT.
24 June 1708 to 24 June 1709.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 911, ROLL 91.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Remains: money in the hands of the Excise Commissioners:
for Malt Duty commencing 24 June 1708, nil: being the first accompt.
for ditto ending 23 June 1708 4,446 15 10¼
for ditto ending 23 June 1707 118 6 10¾
for ditto ending 23 June 1706 432 8 0
for ditto ending 23 June 1705 0 0
for ditto ending 23 June 1704 12 18
for ditto ending 23 June 1703 0 0
for the Duty on Sweets commencing 25 March 1707 7 1 2
for the old Duty on Malt and Leather: viz.
the Malt Duty Act which determined 20 July 1699 0 0
the Leather Duty Act which determined 20 April 1700 0 0
507 10
Receipts:
on the Malt Duty commencing 24 June 1708 294,771 0 11¾
on the Malt Duty which determined 23 June 1708 198,118 16
on the Malt Duty which determined 23 June 1707 1,062 9
on the Malt Duty which determined 23 June 1706 7 8 10¼
on the Malt Duty which determined 23 June 1705 236 8
on the Malt Duty which determined 23 June 1704 74 12 0
on the Malt Duty which determined 23 June 1703 34 13
on the Duty on Sweets for 99 years commencing 25 March 1707 456 3
on the old Duty on Malt which determined 20 July 1699 37 14
on the old Duty on Leather which determined 20 April 1700 10 0 0
494,809 7
total charges and receipts £499,826 17 11¼
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
salaries &c. (Malt) 1,440 17 9
tradesmen and artificers, for work and goods 2,094 18 0
payments by special warrants from the Lord Treasurer, detailed 304 0 6
payments for exported malt, and for cyder and sweets overcharged &c. 3,169 1
ready money paid into the Exchequer:
on the Malt Act commencing 24 June 1708 283,687 4 10
on ditto which determined 23 June 1708 198,564 4 11½
on ditto which determined 23 June 1707 1,021 18
on ditto which determined 23 June 1706 3 10 6
on ditto which determined 23 June 1705 231 6 3
on ditto which determined 23 June 1703 31 18
on the Duty on Sweets which commenced 25 March 1707 443 16 2
on the Malt Duty which determined 20 July 1699 37 14
on the Leather Duty which determined 20 April 1700 9 16 8
484,031 10 7
total payments and allowances £491,040 8
Remains 8,786l. 9s.d.
whereof
Depending: £ s. d.
debentures for exported malt 682 9 0
these accomptants for moneys of
Malt commencing 23 June 1708 7,573 4
Malt determined 23 June 1708 413 16 2
Malt determined 23 June 1707 12 9
Malt determined 23 June 1706 4 0 9
Malt determined 23 June 1705 5 2
Malt determined 23 June 1704 87 10
Discharge. £ s. d.
Malt determined 23 June 1703 2 14
on Sweets commencing 25 March 1707 5 2
on Malt determined 20 July 1699 0 0
on Leather determined 20 April 1700 0 0
£8,104 0
Declared 13 Sept. 1710.
This account ends, quite unusually, with a tabular statement of the Receipts and Payments of the Malt Duties for the year Mich. 1708-Mich. 1709, and for the arrears of the preceding years as above for the Malt Duties, Duties on Sweets and Duties on Leather.
EXCISE COMMISSIONERS: MALT DUTY. GENERAL ACCOUNT.
24 June 1708 to 24 June 1709.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1078, ROLL 725.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being the first account of this Duty as by 6 Anne, c. 5.
Receipts: gross produce of the country inland collections:
malt at 6l. per bushel 521,842 8
cyder at 4s. per hogshead 11,809 5 6
compounders 4,497 16 0
the Queen's part of Fines 323 1
surcharges from the Examiner's Office in London 9 13 11
538,110 15
gross produce in London:
malt at 6d. per bushel 876 0
cyder at 4s. per hogshead 763 8
mum at 10s. per barrel 27 10 0
1,667 0
gross produce in the outports:
cyder at 4s. per hogshead 54 12 8
mumm at 10s. per barrel. 125 3
179 16
gross produce in London port:
malt at 6d. per bushel 139 13 6
cyder at 4s. per hogshead 0 10 8
mumm at 10s. per barrel 170 4
310 8
540,668 0
overbalances paid by Collectors, detailed 537 0 1
total charge and receipts £541,205 0
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
salaries, riding charges and incidents of officers 44,105 4
allowances to collectors, gaugers, overcharges and exports of malt 25,132 7 ¾
£69,237 17
ready money received and particularly accompted for in the Cash Account 287,197 16
total payments and allowances £356,435 13 6
Remains 184,769l. 6s. 10½d.
whereof £ s. d.
remaining unpaid and in arrear upon sundry maltsters in the country 25,432 8
ditto in London 6 5 1
ditto from Collectors in the country 11 1
cash in the Excise Cashier's hands 7,573 4
in London port 153 19
on account of sundry maltsters, cyder and mumm makers in London 490 7
on account of sundry country Collectors 146,101 11 3
£184,769 6 10½
Declared 24 March 1712–13.
Salt Duty: Cash Account.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 2070, ROLL 15.
John Danvers, Thomas Aram, Humphrey Griffith, Edward Brereton and James Cardonnel, Commissioners and Governors.
25 March 1708 to 25 March 1709.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Remains 309 8 11
receipts from the Collectors, detailed, of collections as follows:
for the old Duty on Salt commencing 25 March 1694.
Bideford 5 8
Caerlyon 1 11
Caerlyon 1 10 0
Cockerham 67 5
Droitwich 14,287 12
Flimby 248 2
Flint 8 3 4
Isle of Grain 0 17
Isle of Grain 9 17 6
Isle of Grain 39 0 0
Lemington, Co. Hants 4,347 11
Middlewich 2,151 7
Namptwich 4,176 1
North Shields 8,970 19
Northwich 7,892 6
Portsea 1,246 17 0
Sherborne 34 11
Shirleywich 1,857 15 2
Shirleywich 226 4 0
South Shields 15,091 19
Topsham 21 8
Topsham 132 12 10
Yarmouth 206 14 10¾
Bridlington 5 6 10½
Dartmouth 67 18 11¾
Dover 75 7 6
Falmouth 10 0 11¼
Fowey 185 4 0
Gweek 56 7
Ipswich 6 18
Liverpool 17 16 8
London 3 11 2
London 89 14 8
Looe 117 0 0
Lyme Regis 0 7
Milford 20 18 10¼
Penryn 76 13
Penzance 16 8
Penzance 190 17
Plymouth 204 12 0
Plymouth 488 8 0
St. Ives 60 0 0
Sandwich 6 3 11½
Southampton 7 10
Yarmouth 53 8
Yarmouth 44 10
London (fines) 16 15
63,247 16
out of the East India Fond commencing the 25th of December 1699.
Bideford 12 12 5
Caerlyon 3 12
Caerlyon 3 10 0
Cockerham 156 19
Droitwich 33,337 15 9
Flimby 528 18
Flint 19 1
Isle of Graine 1 19
Isle of Graine 33 0
Isle of Graine 91 0 0
Lemington, Co. Hants 10,144 7
Middlewich 5,019 16 5
Namptwich 9,744 2
North Shields 20,932 5 0
Northwich 18,415 8 11
Portsea Isle 2,909 6 5
Sherborn 80 13
Shirley, Co. Stafford 4,334 15
Shirley, Co. Stafford 527 16 0
South Shields 35,214 12
Topsham 49 18
Topsham 309 9
Yarmouth 482 8
Bridlington port 12 9
Dartmouth 158 11 0
Dover 175 17 6
Falmouth 23 8 10
Fowey 1,265 9 4
Gweek 131 9 10¼
Ipswich 16 3 10¼
Liverpool 41 12 3
London 8 6
London 209 7 7
Looe 273 0 0
Lyme Regis 0 16
Milford and Tenby 48 17 4
Penryn 178 18 0
Penzance 38 5 5
Penzance 445 7
Plymouth 477 8 0
Plymouth 1,139 12 0
St. Ives 140 0 0
Sandwich 14 9
Southampton 17 10
Yarmouth 124 12 8
Yarmouth 103 18 7
London (fines) 39 2
147,578 4
total charge £211,135 9 11½
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
salaries of Commissioners, officers and others employed about the Salt Duties 4,491 17
incident charges and disbursements 4,600 9
money repaid upon debentures for fish and salt exported 37,109 16
46,202 3 4
payments into the Exchequer as by tallies, detailed:
out of the old Duty on Salt commencing 25 March 1694 49,429 18 2
out of the East India Fond commencing 25 Dec. 1699 115,017 18 9
164,447 16 11
the Auditor's fee 280 0 0
total payments and allowances £210,930 0 3
Remains, 205l. 9s.d.
Declared 30 June, 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SALT DUTY: GENERAL ACCOUNT
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 2091, ROLL 114.
26 March 1708 to 25 March 1709.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Remains:
in the hands of salt proprietors 27,557 19 5
in the hands of collectors 50,131 12
in the hands of collectors due for foreign salt warehoused 3,835 13 4
in the hands of the Salt Commissioners 11,449 0
92,974 5 4
receipts:
money payable for Salt Duties from collectors, named, at
Bideford, Co. Devon 2,591 10
Bishop's Lidiard, Co. Somerset 427 15 0
Bristol 3,048 10 10
Caerlyon, Co. Monmouth 712 12 1
Caerlyon, Co. Monmouth 1,017 6 3
Chepstow, Co. Monmouth 34 19 2
Cockerham, Co. Lanes 815 19
Droitwich, Co. Worcester 55,152 4 2
Flimby, Co. Cumberland 1,623 13 4
Flint, Co. Flint 1,519 5 5
Isle of Grain, Co. Kent 210 2 1
Hayle, Co. Cornwall 402 13 4
Lemington, Co. Hants 17,045 11 3
Middlewich, Co. Chester 22,184 16 8
Namptwich, Co. Chester 16,181 11 8
North Shields, Co. Northumberland 42,246 13 4
Northwich, Co. Chester 94,222 17 11
Pensford, Co. Somerset 359 10 0
Plymouth, Co. Devon 1,038 16 8
Portissick, Co. Cornwall 258 10 0
Portsea, Co. Hants 4,761 10 0
Sherborne, Co. Dorset 1,187 11
Shirleywich, Co. Stafford 6,812 0 0
Shirleywich, Co. Stafford 1,347 3 4
Shoreham, Co. Sussex 236 0 5
Sodbury, Co. Gloucester 150 17
South Shields, Co. Durham 78,330 0 0
Topsham, Co. Devon 1,115 6 3
Yarmouth, Co. Norfolk 6,739 16 3
Barnstaple port, Co. Devon 421 6 8
Bideford port, Co. Devon 1,641 13 4
Bridgwater port, Co. Somerset 62 0 0
Cardigan port, Co. Cardigan 162 17
Dartmouth port, Co. Devon 353 6 8
Dover port, Co. Kent 341 2
Exeter port, Co. Devon 0 13 4
Falmouth port, Co. Cornwall 3,194 13 4
Fowey port, Co. Cornwall 1,760 6 8
Gweek port, Co. Cornwall 750 13 4
Lancaster port, Co. Lanes 0 6 8
Liverpool port, Co. Lanes 278 3 4
London port 56 18 4
London port 52 0 0
Looe port, Co. Cornwall 896 6 8
Penzance port, Co. Cornwall 2,661 6 8
Plymouth port, Co. Cornwall 1,896 13 4
Plymouth port, Co. Cornwall 2,645 3 4
Poole port, Co. Dorset 4 0 5
Portsmouth port, Co. Southants 33 6 8
Sandwich port, Co. Kent 31 18 7
Whitehaven port, Co. Cumberland 0 3 4
Southampton port, Co. Hants 26 13 4
Yarmouth port, Co. Norfolk 143 10 0
Yarmouth port, Co. Norfolk 170 16 8
379,361 4
money payable for fines, seizures and surcharges at places, detailed 714 3
money gained by interest on bonds and bills of exchange 53 10 8
380,128 19
overpayments by collectors, detailed, which are to be allowed them in the next General Account 425 3 3
total charge and receipts £473,528 7
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
money accompted for already in the Cash accompt for this year 210,930 0 3
overpayments by Collectors, detailed, as in the last General Accompt of this Duty 894 9 10
salaries 9,336 3
poundage allowed for collecting the Duties on foreign salt 453 10
incidents 2,073 4 1
officers, taxes repaid 1,010 12 7
moneys repaid upon debentures for exports of salt, salted fish and beef 83,191 19
premiums for returns of moneys 637 16 9
discount for prompt payment of Duties 18,838 17
allowances for salt lost at sea 2,723 2 6
allowances for rock salt refined 37,291 6 2
allowances for waste on salt carried coastwise 9,705 5 7
riding charges 40 0 0
165,301 18
total payments and allowances £377,126 8 10¼
Remains, 96,401l. 18s. 9d.
Whereof
Depending:
upon sundry proprietors, makers and refiners of salt and rock salt, and others, detailed, for Duties on Salt to Ladyday 1709:
for foreign salt imported and remaining locked up in cellars in ports, detailed 6,573 0 0
upon sundry refiners, etc., named, at the following places:
Carlyon 8 13 4
Chepstow 0 3 4
Chesterford 1 6 8
Cockerham 107 16 6
Droitwich 80 0 0
Isle of Grain 1,172 16 8
Lemington 911 19
London City 11 15 10
Middlewich 191 4 2
Namptwich 1,056 5
North Shields 3,749 6 9
Northwich 4,843 12 4
Shoram 91 16 3
Sodbury 181 7 0
South Shields 4,444 13
Topsham 279 13
Yarmouth 871 13
total 18,004 3 11¾
upon sundry others by bonds at the following ports: Berwick 13l. 6s. 8d.; Bideford 79l. 13s. 4d.; Dartmouth 513l. 15s.d.; Dover 440l. 13s. 4d.; Gweek 90l. 2s. 0d.; Liverpool 2,035l. 6s. 3d.; London 5,974l. 0s. 10d.; Milford and Tenby 838l. 15s.d.; Padstow 64l. 13s. 4d.; Rochester 1,591l. 13s. 4d. 11,641 19 11
total depending as above 36,219 3 10¾
remaining due from several collectors and officers, detailed 43,678 15 5
remaining upon these accomptants 16,503 19
£96,401 18 9
Quit.
Declared 30 June 1714.