Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27, 1713. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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Hackney Coaches

PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1588 [E.351/1588].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1326: ROLL 19 [A.O.1/1326/19].
Edward Wharton, Receiver General of monies arising by the Licensing of Hackney and Stage Coaches.
Midsummer 1712 to Midsummer 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of this Accomptant on the end of his last Accompt 202 10 0
depending upon sundry hackney and stage coachmen in arrear, etc. 722 0 0
Receipts: for the rent of 700 hackney coach licences at 4l. each 2,800 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of eight forfeitures at 5l. each 20 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of 26 forfeitures of 40s. each 26 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of 32 forfeitures of 10s. each 8 0 0
2,854 0 0
for the rent of the licences of 300 hackney chair licences at 10s. each per an. payable quarterly 150 0 0
for the Queen's moiety of five forfeitures at 40s. each 5 0 0
155 0 0
total charge and receipts £3,933 10 0
Daniel Blake, Charles Heron, Abraham Magny, Edward Jollivet and George Clarke, Commissioners, 500l.; Edward Wharton, Receiver, 62l.; Charles Bolton, Clerk, 50l.; Humphrey Wanley, Housekeeper, 40l.; George Edes and Richard Colton, Messengers, 80l.; Edward Dickenson and William Kemp, Streetkeepers, 70l. 802 0 0
Office-rent to Mrs. Joyce Collins of the house in Surry Street 38 0 0
incident charges:
Edward Wharton; John Tisser, Solicitor; Richard Colton and George Edes attending the Justices at Hicks’ Hall for being severally assaulted by coach-drivers in the execution of their duty and for the trial of a like suit in the Queen's Bench and for the said Edes having been sworn a constable at Westminster; George Grafton and Edward Castle for stationery; coals; Treasury fees; housekeeper's disbursements; Robert Stephenson, mathematical instrument maker, for a surveying wheel 230 10 10½
Officers’ taxes 70 3 6
Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee 15 0 0
total for salaries etc. 1,155l. 14s. 4½d.
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
on hackney coaches 1,681 16
on hackney chairs 171 0 0
1,852 16
total payments and allowances £3,008 10 7
and so remains 924 19 5
whereof depending on several hackney and stage coachmen for arrears of rent for licences and for the Queen's moiety of forfeitures [as in Vol. XXV, p. cdxxxiii] 722 0 0
and so this Accomptant is Indebted 202 19 5
Declared 2 December 1714.