Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 32, 1718. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1962.

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Hackney Coaches


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1327, ROLL 24 [A.O.1/1327/24].

Edward W[h]arton, Receiver General of the money arising by licensing Hackney Coaches and Chairs.

25 June 1717 to 24 June 1718.

Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands upon the end of his last Accompt 5 0 0
depending upon sundry hackney coachmen in arrears for the rent of their licences and for the King's moiety of forfeitures 725 0 0
730 0 0
Receipts: money arising under the Acts for licensing and regulating hackney coaches within the time of this Accompt:
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 eight forfeitures at 2l. each 8 0 0
for ditto of five forfeitures at 30s. each 3 15 0
for ditto of eighteen forfeitures at 20s. each 9 0 0
for ditto of seven forfeitures at 15s. each 2 12 6
for ditto of 143 forfeitures at 10s. each 35 15 0
10,459 2 6
money arising under the said Acts for licensing and regulating hackney chairs:
for the rent of 300 hackney chair licences at 10s. each per annum.
150 0 0
for the King's moiety of three forfeitures at 40s. each 3 0 0
153 0 0
total charge and receipts £11,342 2 6
Discharge. £ s. d.
Salaries: John Way, Thomas Sutton, More Molineux and John Idle, Commissioners, Charles Bernard and Wavell Smith ‘succeeding each other in the quallity of a Commissioner’, 500l.; Edward Wharton, Receiver, 62l.; Charles Bolton, clerk, 50l.; James Cook, housekeeper, 40l.; George Edes and Richard Cotton, messengers, 80l.; William Kempe, street keeper, and Edward Dickenson and Seymour Stillingfleet ‘succeeding each other as street keepers’, 70l. 802 0 0
Office rent: Mrs. Joyce Collins for the house in Surry Street in the Strand, 38l.; Peter Blaslow, Doctor in Physick, to complete the rent of a house at York Buildings, 7l. 45 0 0
incident charges: Treasury and Exchequer fees, solicitors' fees (John Pye, including damages awarded Ralph Short for a fine imposed on him by a messenger), office necessaries etc., an eight day ‘wall-nuther’ clock supplied by James de Fountaine, clockmaker, in exchange for an old spring clock, Thomas Foley for the Auditor's fee 266 7 9
Officers' taxes 60 3 0
(total for the charges of managing this revenue 1,173l. 10s. 9d.)
£ s. d.
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates:
for the Duty on Hackney Coaches
9,285 9 3
for the Duty on Hackney Chairs 158 0 0
9,443 9 3
total payments and allowances £10,617 0 0
and so remains £725 2 6
whereof depending on several hackney and stage coachmen for arrears of rent and for the King's moiety of forfeitures 725 0 0
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 0 2 6
Declared 7 November 1718.