Declared Accounts
Hackney Coaches

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1931

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'Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. CCLXIV-CCLXV. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104745 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Hackney Coaches

Pipe 1,571.
John Rawkins, deceased, late Receiver General of the Revenue arising by licensing Hackney and Stage Coaches.
1694, March 25th to June 24th.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Arrears nil, being first account.
Money arising by the fines of 700 Hackney Coaches at 50l. each 35,000 0 0
Total charge £35,000 0 0
Discharge.
l. s. d.
Salaries to Commissioners and officers 500 0 0
Money paid into the Exchequer 34,500 0 0
£35,000 0 0
Even and quit.
Declared 1st Oct., 1696.
Pipe 1572.
Anthony Meeke (late Cashier to the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches) and Edward Wharton Goldsmith, Receivers General of the moneys arising by the licensing of Hackney and Stage Coaches.
For one year ended 1695, June 25th.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Arrears, nil.
Rent of 700 Hackney Coaches for a year to 1695, June 24th, at 4l. per an. each 2,800 0 0
Rent of 359 stage coach licences granted in Michaelmas quarter, 1694, at 40s. each per quarter and 365 stage coaches for the next Christmas and Lady day quarters and for 373 stage coaches for the next Midsummer quarter 2,924 0 0
The King's moiety of forfeitures of 20 persons at 40s. each, convicted of driving coaches for hire without licences 50 0 0
Ditto of six licensed coachmen convicted for taking more than is allowed by the Statute 6 0 0
Total charge £5,780 0 0
Discharge.
l. s. d.
Salaries of the Commissioners and officers and charges of management 1,930 4 0
Money paid into the Exchequer 2,937 0 0
Total discharge £4,867 4 0
Remains, 912l. 16s. 0d.
Whereof—
Rents of Hackney and Stage Coachmen in arrear, viz. 15 named in detail for 1694, Michaelmas quarter ; 70 ditto for Christmas quarter ; 112 ditto for 1695, Lady day quarter ; and 156 for Midsummer quarter 706 0 0
Ditto similarly for 8 Hackney Coachmen named in detail for 1695, Lady day quarter, and 24 ditto for June 24 quarter 32 0 0
Arrears of forfeitures 32 10 0
£770 10 0
l. s. d.
Remains 142 6 0
Craved for the Auditor 15 0 0
Remains £127 6 0
Declared 27th Sept., 1697.
Pipe 1,573.
Edward Wharton, goldsmith, Receiver General of the moneys arising by the licensing of Hackney and Stage Coaches.
For one year ended 1696, June 24.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains 127 6 0
Arrears 770 10 0
Moneys arising by licensing and regulating Hackney and Stage Coaches : rent of 700 Hackney Coaches 2,800 0 0
The King's moiety of forfeitures of nine coachmen for driving for hire without licence 22 10 0
Ditto of 13 licensed coachmen for taking more than is allowed by the Statute 13 0 0
Total charge £3,733 6 0
Discharge.
l. s. d.
Salaries 902 10 0
Rent 38 0 0
Incidents 332 8
Money paid into the Exchequer 1,700 0 0
Total discharge £2,972 18
Remains, 760l. 7s. 6½d.
l. s. d.
Whereof arrears of rents and forfeitures depending on drivers, detailed 717 0 0
Remains 38 7
Whereof allowed to the Auditor 15 0 0
Remains £23 7
Declared 27th Sept., 1697.