Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Post Office', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. CCLXV-CCLXX. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104746 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Post Office

Pipe 2,761.
Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office.
25th March, 1688, to 25th March, 1689.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains nil, being even and quit.
Arrears (supers) 22,362 15 6
General Office receipts from the Foreign Office, 21,822l. 14s. 1d., and from the Inland Office, 74,834l. 0s. 4d., and from the Irish Office, 1,964l. 12s. 11d., less deductions, detailed, amounting to 12,129l. 7s. 9d., representing double charges, rebates for letters containing bills of exchange, merchants' accounts, invoices and bills of lading freed from payment by Act of Parliament ; also for returned letters and franked letters 86,491 19 7
Penny Post Office receipts 3,362 12 5
Total charge £112,217 7 6
Discharge.
l. s. d.
General Office, salaries and wages (details of Postmasters) 12,325 5 5
Wares furnished and work 541 15 5
Pensions—
l. s. d.
Earl of Rochester 5,000 0 0
Duchess of Cleveland 4,700 0 0
Richard Graham, for the life of Sir Samuel Moreland 250 0 0
Sir Richard Allibone 250 0 0
10,200 0 0
Extraordinary payments of various natures 9,313 12 2
Payments into the Exchequer 55,337 16 4
£87,718 9 4
l. s. d.
Penny Post Office salaries and wages 2,085 19 0
Wares furnished 143 6 11
Extraordinary payments 123 11 6
£3,352 17 5
Total allowances as above £91,071 6 9
Remains, 21,146l. 0s. 9d.
l. s. d.
Whereof remaining after discharges of desperate debts by Treasury warrant dated 1688-9, Jan. 4 20,067 12 5
Overpayments 3,218 9 9
Total debit of remains £23,286 2 2
Against which supers (detailed) £23,286 2 2
Even and quit.
Declared 1st July, 1690.
Pipe 2,762.
Stephen Lilly as above.
25th March, 1689, to 25th March, 1690.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains, nil.
Arrears depending 23,286 2 2
General Office—Receipts of the Foreign Office (19,576l. 16s. 7d.), Inland Office (81,714l. 6s. 6d.) ; total after 16,257l. 17s. 8d. rebates, detailed 85,033 5 5
Penny Post 3,273 10 5
Total charge £111,592 18 0
Discharge.
l. s. d.
General Office—
Salaries and wages 12,929 17 8
Wares furnished and work done 747 8 1
Pensions (Duchess of Cleveland) 1,175 0 0
Extraordinary payments 15,482 12 9
Payments into the Exchequer 57,661 18 3
Penny Post—
Salaries and wages 1,849 7 0
Wares furnished and work done 216 8 6
Extraordinary payments 207 12 6
Paid into the Exchequer 900 0 0
Total discharge £91,170 4 9
l. s. d.
Remains 20,422 13 3
Plus overpays to Postmasters 4,388 2 1
Total debit £24,810 15 4
Against which arrears and supers depending, detailed 24,810 15 4
Even and quit.
Declared 25th June, 1692.
Pipe 2,763.
Stephen Lilly as above.
25th May, 1690, to 25th May, 1691.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains, nil.
Arrears and supers 24,810 15 4
General Office : Receipts of the Foreign Office, 15,561l. 4s. 9d., and of the Inland Office, 85,450l. 7s. 9d. ; the total receipt of the General Office after 16,959l. 3s. 10d. deductions, detailed, being 84,052 8 8
Penny Post Office 3,190 7 3
Total charge £112,053 11 3
Discharge.
l. s. d.
General Office—
Salaries and wages 13,820 15 7
Wares and work 688 8 0
Pensions 2,175 0 0
Extraordinary payments 19,642 6 2
Payments into the Exchequer and on 21 tallies of pro for repayment of loans as follows : viz. :—
l. s. d.
Henry Lambe 203 9 8
John Freeman 203 9 8
Jacob Foster 101 14 10
William Andrews 101 13 2
Simon Baxter 101 16 1
Thomas Harrison 1,119 6 11
Sir Stephen Evans 1,017 18 4
Sir Stephen Evans 1,018 18 0
Sir Stephen Evans 1,019 14 6
Sir Stephen Evans 1,021 4 1
Sir Stephen Evans 1,020 14 2
Sir Stephen Evans 1,022 13 8
Sir Stephen Evans 1,027 5 9
Sir Stephen Evans 1,028 8 9
Sir Stephen Evans 1,029 15 0
Sir Stephen Evans 1,031 4 7
Sir Stephen Evans 1,032 17 6
Sir Stephen Evans 1,034 13 8
Sir Stephen Evans 1,035 10 1
Sir Stephen Evans 1,036 13 1
Sir Stephen Evans 1,037 9 7
46,519 14 11
Penny Post Office—
Wages and salaries 1,885 10 10
Wares and goods 214 9 4
Extraordinary payments 466 3 9
Payments into the Exchequer 900 0 0
Total discharge £86,312 8 7
l. s. d.
Remains 25,741 2 8
Plus overpayments to several Postmasters 3,960 7 10
£29,701 10 6
Against which supers, detailed £29,701 10 6
Even and quit.
Declared 30th Sept., 1693.
Pipe 2,764.
Stephen Lilly.
25th March, 1691, to 25th March, 1692.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains, nil.
Supers depending 29,701 10 6
General Post Office : Receipts of the Foreign Office, 17,721l. 4s. 1d. ; ditto from the Inland Office, 91,039l. 9s. 2d. ; ditto from the Irish Office, 3,160l. 10s. 2d. ; less deductions as above amounting in all to 19,760l. 12s. 9d. 92,160 10 8
Penny Post Office 3,369 5 5
Total charge £125,231 6 7
Discharge.
l. s. d.
Salaries and wages (Inland and Foreign Office) 13,176 2 9
Wares furnished and work done 1,009 9 8
Pensions : Marquess of Carmarthen, 1,750l. ; Earl of Bath, 2,500l. Earl of Rochester, 4,800l. ; Duchess of Cleveland, 3,075l. 12,125 0 0
Extraordinary payments of various natures 24,708 12 10
Payments into the Exchequer 41,021 12 5
(Total for the General Post Office, 92,040l. 17s. 8d.)
Penny Post salaries and wages 1,893 1 8
Wares and work 207 17 7
Extraordinary payments 730 19 0
(Total for the Penny Post. 3,831l. 18s. 3d.)
£95,872 15 11
l. s. d.
Remains 29,358l. 10s. 7d., less 3,493l. 13s. 0d. supers allowed, plus 4,240l. 8s. 0d. overpays, producing a total debt of 30,105 5 8
Against which supers depending 30,105 5 8
Even and quit.
Declared 29th Aug., 1696.
Pipe 2,765.
Stephen Lilly.
25th March, 1692, to 25th March, 1693.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains, nil.
Supers depending 30,105 5 8
General Post Office Receipts of the Foreign Letter Office, 19,106l. 15s. 11d. ; ditto of the Inland Office, 95,151l. 11s. 4d. ; Irish Office, 9,296l. 16s. 4d. : less deductions as above, in all 21,857l. 15s. 2d. 101,697 8 5
Penny Post Office 3,448 17 3
Total charge £135,251 11 4
Discharge.
l. s. d.
Salaries and wages (Foreign, Inland and Ireland Offices) 13,617 16 9
Wares furnished and work done 966 13 5
Pensions (ut supra) 8,000 0 0
Extraordinary payments of various natures (including 3,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service) 30,336 10 10
Payments into the Exchequer 49,807 11 0
(The total for the General Post being 102,728l. 12s. 0d.)
Penny Post Office—
Salaries and wages 1,908 18 2
Wares 218 13 9
Extraordinary payments 731 11 6
(The total for the Penny Post being 2,858l. 18s. 5d.)
105,587 10 5
l. s. d.
Remains 29,664 0 11
To which is to be added for overpays to Postmasters 4,108 12 2
Making a total debit of £33,772 13 1
Against which depending in supers 33,772 13 1
Even and quit.
Declared 29th Aug., 1696.
Pipe 2,766.
Stephen Lilly.
25th March, 1693, to 25th March, 1694.
This roll has perished badly down the right hand side containing the figures column.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains, nil.
Supers depending 33,772 13 1
General Post Office : Receipts of the Foreign Office, 23,220l. 19s. 10d. ; ditto of the Inland Office, 98,215l. 1s. 1d. ; ditto of the Irish Office, 6,914l. 9s. 11d. ; making in all 128,350l. 10s. 10d., less deductions, detailed as above, amounting in all to 23,510l. 9s. 0d. 104,840 1 10
Penny Post Office 3,427 19 3
Total charge £142,040 14 2
Discharge.
l. s. d.
Salaries and wages (General Office) 13,579 1 3
Wares furnished and work done 901 19 2
Pensions 7,925 0 0
Extraordinary payments of divers natures 32,581 2 5
Payments into the Exchequer 53,507 15 0
Penny Post Office—
Salaries and wages 1,908 18 2
Wares and work 217 6 9
Extraordinary payments 739 19 10
£111,361 2 7
l. s. d.
Remains 30,678 11 7
To which add for overpays 4,651 7 5
Making a debit of £35,332 19 11
Against which—
l. s. d.
Supers on arrears 2,125 6 0
Supers on growing revenue. 32,653 7 10
Supers on Penny Post 554 6 1
35,332 19 11
Even and quit.
Declared 29th August, 1696.
Pipe 2,767.
Stephen Lilly.
25th May, 1694, to 25th May, 1695.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains, nil.
Supers 35,332 19 11
General Office : Receipts of the Foreign Office, 22,499l. 9s. 5d. ; ditto of the General Office, 98,081l. 19s. 4d. ; ditto of Irish Office, 3,450l. 12s. 3d. ; less deductions, detailed as above, 25,421l. 1s. 4d. 98,610 19 8
Penny Post 3,446 7 1
Total charge £137,390 6 8
Discharge.
l. s. d.
General Office wages and salaries 13,710 2 9
Wares and work 1,023 8 6
Pensions : Marquess of Carmarthen, 3,500l. ; Earl of Bath, 1,250l. ; Earl of Rochester, 5,200l. ; Duchess of Cleveland, 2,350l. ; Sir John Somers, Lord Keeper, 1,500l. ; Duke of Schomberg, 6,800l. 20,600 0 0
Extraordinary payments of various natures 27,245 16 2
Payments into the Exchequer 40,341 7 1
Payments to William, Earl of Portland 584 2 0
(Total of General Post, 103,504l. 16s. 6d.)
Penny Post Office salaries 1,908 18 2
Wares and Work 282 6 9
Extraordinary payments 741 7 6
(Total of Penny Post, 2,932l. 12s. 5d.)
Total discharge £106,437 8 11
l. s. d.
Remains 30,952 17 9
To which is to be added for overpays 3,647 7 1
Debit £34,600 4 10
Surcharge 153 7 5
£34,753 12 3
Against which supers 34,753 12 3
Even and quit.
Declared 10th June, 1700.
Pipe 2,768.
Stephen Lilly.
25th May, 1695, to 25th May, 1696.
Charge.
l. s. d.
Remains, nil.
Supers 34,753 12 3
General Post Office : Receipts of the Foreign Office, 23,833l. 18s. 3d. ; ditto of the Inland Office, 104,452l. 3s. 2d. ; ditto of the Irish Office, 6,834l. 17s. 7d. ; less deductions, detailed as above, 28,234l. 6s. 2d. 106,886 12 10
Penny Post receipts 3,358 11 10
Total charge £144,998 16 11
Discharge.
l. s. d.
General Office wages and salaries 13,947 7 11
Wares and work 1,157 16 0
Pensions : Duke of Leeds, 3,500l. ; Earl of Rochester, 5,200l. ; Duchess of Cleveland, 2,550l. ; Sir John Somers, 2,000l. ; Duke of Schomberg, 5,200l. ; Earl of Rochford, 500l. ; Ferrand Spence, 1,000l. 19,950 0 0
Extraordinary payments, detailed 23,757 7 5
Payments into the Exchequer 47,273 19 10
Payments to Edward, Lord Russell, and Bartholomew Burton for interest 192 13 8
(Total for General Office, 106,279l. 4s. 10d.)
Penny Post salaries and wages 1,914 0 4
Wares and work 314 13 4
Extraordinary payments 741 12 10
(Total for the Penny Post, 2,970l. 6s. 6d.)
Total discharge £109,249 11 4
l. s. d.
Remains 35,749 5 7
To which add for overpays of Postmasters 3,349 1 1
£39,098 6 8
Against which supers 39,098 6 8
Even and quit.
Declared 10th June, 1700.