Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 31, 1717. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.

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Hackney Coaches


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1327, ROLL 23 [A.O.1/1327/23].

Edward Wharton, Receiver General of the money arising by licensing Hackney Coaches and Chairs.

25 June 1716 to 24 June 1717.

Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands upon the end of his last Accompt 304 10 2
depending upon sundry hackney coachmen in arrears for the rent of their licences and for the King's moiety of forfeitures 725 0 0
Receipts: money arising under the Acts for licensing and regulating hackney coaches within the time of this Accompt:
£ s. d.
for the rent of 800 hackney coach licences at 5s. each a week payable monthly 10,400 0 0
for the King's moiety of two forfeitures of 5l. each 5 0 0
for ditto of five forfeitures of 2l. each 8 0 0
for ditto of sixteen forfeitures of 1l. each 8 0 0
for ditto of one forfeiture of 15s. 0 7 6
for ditto of forty-two forfeitures of 10s. each 10 10 0
10,428 17 6
money arising under the said Acts for licensing and regulating hackney chairs, ditto:
for the rent of 300 hackney chair licences at 10s. each per annum payable quarterly
150 0 0
for the King's moiety of one forfeiture of 2l. 1 0 0
151 0 0
total charge and receipts £11,609 7 8
Salaries: John Way, Thomas Sutton, More Molyneux, Charles Barnard and John Idle, Commissioners, 500l.; Edward Wharton, Receiver, 62l.; Charles Bolton, clerk, 50l.; James Cook, housekeeper, 40l.; George Edes and Richard Colton, messengers, 80l.; Edward Dickenson and William Kemp, street-keepers, 70l. 802 0 0
rent: to Mr. Joyce Collins for the house in Surry Street in the Strand 38l.; to Mr. Balslow, Doctor in Phisick for the house in York Buildings hired by the late Commissioners for a new Office but now let, Michaelmas quarter 1716, 11l. 5s. and thereafter to Midsummer 1717, ‘being so much more than is received for the rent of the said house as it is now let’, 5l. 5s. 54 10 0
incident charges: Treasury and Exchequer fees (to Edward Wharton, Receiver General); legal fees (to John Pye, Solicitor, including fees for an Opinion from Sir Edward Northey), costs of settling and engrossing the by-laws and of preparing a new Bill, office necessaries etc. and an iron press for making the impression of a rose on the tinplates used by the hackney coachmen 343 0
Officers' taxes 80 4 0
Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee 15 0 0
(total allowed as above for the charges of managing this revenue 1,294l. 14s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer by dates:
for the Duty on Hackney Coaches
9,434 12 10½
for the Duty on Hackney Chairs 150 0 0
9,584 12 10½
total payments and allowances £10,879 7 8
and so remains 730 0 0
whereof depending on several hackney and stage coachmen for arrears and for the King's moiety of forfeitures 725 0 0
and so the Accomptant is Indebted
Declared 8 March 1717–18.
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