The Corporation
Revenue

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Institute of Historical Research

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Eneas Mackenzie

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1827

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641-648

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'The Corporation: Revenue', Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Including the Borough of Gateshead (1827), pp. 641-648. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43397 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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REVENUE OF THE CORPORATION.

The revenues of the town are immense, and have rapidly increased during the last half century, notwithstanding the vast sums that have been lost in consequence of the decisions made in courts of law against some of the customary demands of the corporation. The following is a statement of the town's revenue for some years, above a century ago. For the year ending at Michaelmas in—

1695 the amount was £5722
1697 6526
1698 7264
1699 8043
1700 the amount was £7900
1701 8685
1702 6001
1708 8556
1711 the amount was £6488
1712 6138
1713 8056

In the last mentioned year, there remained a balance of £2152, 13s. 0¼d. in the Hutch, (fn. 1) or town's treasury. The corporation accounts, during the following periods, stood thus:—

FOR THE YEAR. RECEIPTS. PAYMENTS.
ENDING MICHAELMAS, £. s. d. £. s. d.
1780 25,699 0 10½ 23,076 2 5
1795 24,403 11 24,397 17 11
1800 23,307 5 8 23,288 4 6
1805 26,004 4 9 25,747 9 5

A Statement of the Corporation Accounts for Sixteen Years.

RECEIPTS

Year ending Michaelmas. Received for Rents and Fines. Building Scites, Property, and Old Materials. Town Dues on Coals, Tolls, Mayor's Samples, Town and Quay Dues. Carrying Ballast, Ship and Boat Goods and Merchandise, Ballast Warrants. Freemen's Admissions. Interest, &c. Annuities. Borrowed Money. Mr. Mayor, for Wine. Surtees, Burdon, and Co. Dividend on £3620. Total.
£. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
1809 15645 17 2 3695 2 3 10166 9 44 0 0 2755 0 0 3070 0 0 35376 8
1810 12636 16 5 4244 0 3 6329 7 14072 0 3 77 0 0 131 12 9 2005 0 0 610 0 0 230 3 0 40335 19
1811 8999 6 1000 0 0 6354 6 14018 15 6 65 6 8 1366 13 4 3900 0 0 260 0 0 35964 8
1812 13304 3 539 14 3 6730 6 6 15608 14 6 78 6 8 1550 0 0 3020 0 0 260 0 0 1127 9 7 42218 15
1813 13125 13 0 444 14 0 6076 5 12825 15 4 47 0 0 55 0 0 580 0 0 610 0 0 278 10 0 34042 17 10½
1814 8500 12 7 1757 6 8 5941 16 9 13877 17 9 55 6 8 1640 0 0 1650 0 0 281 1 3 33704 1 8
1815 8957 5 27 13 0 1573 0 6 23413 8 71 13 4 3428 16 0 2500 0 0 263 15 4 40235 12
1818 8913 19 257 19 8 6369 16 6 15257 11 73 13 4 42 0 0 7489 18 0 2075 0 0 120 1 6 416 6 0 41016 5
1819 8664 10 10 287 5 9 6841 14 0 13988 3 5 59 0 0 42 0 0 6301 0 0 1760 0 0 240 16 0 38184 10 0
1820 8717 14 835 3 6502 16 6 14778 12 0 113 0 0 42 0 0 4581 16 10 1030 0 0 243 7 3 36844 9 10¾
1821 8300 12 5 370 13 6 6792 8 9 13445 19 8 70 13 4 42 0 0 3911 7 0 230 0 0 242 0 0 626 6 34032 0 11½
1822 7562 16 255 0 0 7824 14 10½ 13611 16 4 56 13 4 42 0 0 4436 9 9 630 0 0 239 4 2 243 16 7 34902 11 7
1823 8153 19 11½ 6867 14 15633 17 11¾ 68 6 8 3525 12 10 3355 0 0 37604 12
1824 7723 16 925 10 0 7612 13 15158 7 10 69 6 8 262 6 7 2130 12 6 1905 0 0 35787 12
1825 9369 2 7 2389 15 2 8116 5 16939 7 65 0 0 1254 16 0 4835 7 2 42969 14
1826 8687 10 10 1899 12 4 9223 12 8 19681 6 7 99 13 4 2867 14 0 500 0 0 42959 9 9
157263 17 15234 7 10½ 102852 1 10¼ 242478 3 1114 0 0 658 19 4 49824 16 3 31680 7 2 2658 18 6 2413 18 606179 10 10½
L. s. d.
Total receipts for 16 years 606,179 10 10½
Do. for 1816 37,115 19
Do. for 1817 42,281 0
Balance from the year 1808 124 16
685,701 7 0
L. s. d.
Total payments for 16 years 608,570 19 7
Ditto for 1816 36,822 15 11
Ditto for 1817 39,897 15 5
Balance, Michaelmas, 1826 409 16 1
685,701 7 0

DISBURSEMENTS

Paid conveying Ballast. Poor in the Hospitals, and for Interest. Building Committee's Disbursements, and Property. Tradesmen, Cleaning Streets, Mans. Ho. Exp. Contingencies, Public Improvements. Benevolent Purposes. Town's Marshal. Land Tax, Fee-farm Rent. Salaries, Gratuities, Law Charges. Money borrowed. Interest. Annuitants. Total.
£. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.
1811 3619 7 3 See 4th Col. 4195 0 6 16577 18 0 See 4th Col. 774 7 9 See 4th Col. 4516 5 11 2795 8 0 3021 15 2 35500 2 7
1812 4457 16 8 581 13 0 7977 5 0 6712 2 5 542 10 0 688 13 1 328 0 0 4186 12 4 8220 0 0 2905 5 2 3256 4 10 39856 2 10
1813 4554 4 11 675 10 0 5852 5 8 12520 2 5 458 10 0 652 18 6 339 9 0 4031 9 11 1900 0 0 2412 8 10 2977 9 4 36374 8 7
1814 6528 17 2 731 0 0 8136 8 1 10992 18 8 369 15 0 816 3 1 339 13 4 5092 0 11 3320 0 0 2549 11 10 3039 8 1 41915 16 2
1815 5098 1 9 730 0 0 7843 17 11 6971 10 4 569 5 0 689 12 0 339 13 4 5822 10 11 1050 0 0 2554 0 0 2744 15 10 34413 7 1
1816 5062 3 8 730 0 0 6112 5 4 6820 10 10 369 5 0 814 8 7 341 1 0 5524 18 8 2250 0 0 2838 1 7 2811 3 5 33673 18 1
1817 6673 13 4 850 0 0 6369 8 7 10096 3 10 542 10 0 740 19 9 341 15 10 6046 17 3 2770 0 0 2502 9 2 3046 5 2 39980 2 11
1818 6349 2 8 978 0 0 4727 15 5 6323 16 5 418 15 0 679 5 2 341 15 10 5891 1 4 10198 11 6 2519 3 10 4259 14 9 42687 1 11
1819 5979 4 10 1078 0 0 4424 9 5 4952 12 8 616 15 0 881 10 1 341 15 10 6113 16 8 7190 0 0 2167 6 4 4728 5 6 38473 16 4
1820 5516 18 2 1218 0 0 6074 5 8 5213 10 6 457 0 0 1154 15 1 341 15 10 7062 4 5 3530 0 0 1927 8 8 5197 15 1 37693 13 5
1821 5325 0 8 1218 0 0 4517 7 8 6251 13 6 331 10 0 927 9 6 341 15 10 6895 6 7 1200 0 0 1834 15 2 5217 11 6 34060 10 5
1822 5292 13 11 1218 0 0 4368 2 3 5500 9 11 474 5 0 917 6 4 341 15 10 6645 11 6 900 0 0 1680 1 3 5447 3 10 32785 9 10
1823 5189 11 7 1218 0 0 5416 11 2 7040 10 11 343 5 0 825 9 4 341 15 10 6252 2 8 3793 0 0 1693 15 2 5,531 2 7 37645 4 3
1824 6170 13 9 1221 0 0 4471 8 6 7801 13 9 291 0 0 725 16 6 341 15 10 6379 5 5 1400 0 0 1416 3 8 5508 0 10 35726 18 3
1825 6734 10 3 1221 0 0 4762 8 11 11253 3 9 510 4 0 413 16 11 342 3 6 8635 11 2 2730 7 2 1237 4 4 5144 4 1 42984 14 1
1826 7666 6 11 1321 0 0 5245 12 1 11582 10 11 527 10 0 480 2 3 342 3 6 7919 15 11 2579 13 10 1743 16 2 5391 1 3 44799 12 10
90218 7 6 14989 3 4 90494 12 2 136611 8 10 6821 19 0 12182 13 11 5106 10 4 97015 11 7 53031 12 6 34776 19 2 67322 1 3 608570 19 7

The following statement contains the particular items which composed the disbursements of the corporation for one year, ending Michaelmas, 1826:—

For conveying Ballast.

£. s. d.
Willington Machine 27,838 tons at 7d. 811 18 10
Walker do. 25,407 tons at— 741 0 9
Hebburn do. 24,607 tons at 9d. 922 15 3
Bill Point do. 29,601 tons at 6d. 740 0 6
Cookson's do. 17,439 tons at 15½d. 1126 5 3
Newmarchs's do. 16,815 tons at 1s. 840 15 0
Broad Landing 15,180 tons at 6d. 379 10 0
Smith's do. 32,520 tons at 13d. 1761 10 0
Felling Shore do. 1,677 tons at 6d. 41 18 6
Union Road do. 507 tons at 1s. 25 7 0
South Shore do. 3,531 tons at 6d. 88 5 6
South Field do. 236 tons at— 5 18 0
Nicholson & Horn's do. 145 tons at 6d. 3 12 6
Clark & Taylor's do. 469 tons at — 11 14 6
St. Peter's do. 170 tons at 9d. 6 7 6
Boutland's do. 118 tons at 4d. 1 19 4
Jarrow do. 580 tons at 5d. 12 1 8
Slake do. 58 tons at 7d. 1 13 10
North Shields Road do. 1,594 tons at 1s. 79 14 0
Tynemouth Road do. 1,219 tons at 1s. 60 19 0
Hebburn Parish Rd. do. 144 tons at 5d. 3 0 0
199,855 7666 6 11

Salaries, Gratuities, &c.

Mr. Mayor 2000 0 0
Mr. Recorder 59 0 0
Mr. Sheriff 200 0 0
Mr. Under-sheriff and coroner's clerk 10 0 0
Town's clerk 525 0 0
Chamber-clerk 400 0 0
Chamberlains 120 0 0
Town-marshal's salary 26 0 0
Ditto gratuity 30 10 0
Ditto notes of invitation 68 19 6
125 9 6
Town's surveyor's salary 200 0 0
Ditto gratuity 50 0 0
250 0 0
Sword bearer 55 0 0
Thomas Scott, mace bearer 5 0 0
Do. insp. of weights & measures 2 0 0
7 0 0
Town's seven serjeants at mace 225 0 0
John Ostle, water bailiff 100 0 0
Ditto, harbour master 100 0 8
200 0 0
Henry Brown, assistant water bailiff 21 0 0
G. Fothergill, quay and harbour master 80 0 0
C. Ogle, collector of port dues 236 5 0
Matthew Wheatley, land agent 42 0 0
John Watson, viewer 62 0 0
The auditors of corporation accounts 47 17 0
The beadle of the court of conscience 10 0 0
Edward Scafe, for weigh house 45 0 0
W. Anderson, collecting tolls, and weighing on Quay 44 4 0
Ditto, one year's house rent 10 0 0
54 4 0
Jas. Shipley, warder of the Castle 10 0 0
Ditto, hoisting flag at ditto 6 6 0
1660
Wm. Brown, inspector of manufactories to prevent rubbish getting into the river 30 0 0
The knoult herds 23 12 8
The impounders 2 0 0
Butchers' stewards inspecting bad meat 1 0 0
Thomas Bearman, whipper and hougher 4 6 8
Henry Forster, for barge 2 0 0
Thomas Scott, collecting rents Butcher Market 25 0 0
Margaret Young, keeping clocks 20 0 0
Andrew Cleland, regulating the departure of steam boats 31 4 0
Robert Watson, bellman 4 0 0
P. Dale, Walker, game certificate and duty on two dogs 5 8 0
Mrs. Danson, for one year's house rent 10 0 0
Thomas Forsyth, summoning committees 4 0 0
Hannah Forsyth, Court keeper 20 0 0
Ditto, extra duty 25 11 0
45 11 0
William Cook, Exchange door-keeper 10 0 0
Thomas Mewburn, door-keeper to common council 35 8 0
Ditto, gratuity 10 10 0
45 18 0
Mary Downing, for cleaning town's chamber 16 0 0
Clerk of ballast office 40 0 0
Ditto, gratuity 10 10 0
50 10 0
Assistant clerk of ballast office 100 0 0
Ballast assessor at South Shields 100 0 0
Ballast assessor at Willington 50 0 0
Ditto, Walker 150 0 0
Ditto, North Shields 50 0 0
Ballast office messenger 30 0 0
Thomas Peary, inspector of South
Shore ballast quay 26 0 0
Bewick and Craster, for ballast depot at Willington 60 0 0
616 10 0
John Scott, secretary to revenue committe 100 0 0

Clergy, Church, and Schools.

Mr. Vicar's salary 40 0 0
Ditto lecturer's sermons 5 0 0
Ditto tythe of Squeral Close 0 5 0
Ditto hay tythe 0 0 0
45 5 0
Rev. H.D. Griffith, Lecturer at St. Nicholas' 110 0 0
Ditto, preaching on holy days 10 0 0
Ditto, duty with prisoners in Newgate 10 0 0
130 0 0
Rev. J. Barnet, cur. of St. Nich. 35 0 0
Ditto, gratuity 5 0 0
40 0 0
Rev. Mr. Manners, reading prayers at St. Ann's 90 0 0
Ditto, administering sacrament 5 0 0
95 0 0
Clergy for extra duty at St. Ann's 10 0 0
Rev. Mr. Dodd, duty with prisoners in Newg. 10 0 0
Rev. G. Green, for not doing duty out of town, except at Gosforth 10 0 0
Ditto, as under curate for dutto 10 0 0
20 0 0
Curate of long Benton 5 0 0
The beadle of St. Ann's 4 0 0
The cleark of St. Nicholas 5 0 0
Ditto for affidavits 1 0 0
6 0 0
Ditto of All Saints' 1 0 0
Thomas Thompson, orgnist of St. Nicholas 50 0 0
John Green, bellows blower 4 0 0
The bell ringers 20 0 0
Thomas Scott, clerk of St. Andrew's, duty with prisoners 1 10 0
Wm. Cook, attending the mayor's and strangers' pews in St. Nicholas' 4 0 0
Thomas Brown, for cleaning Mr. Mayor's pew in St. Nicholas' 3 3 0
Rev. E. Moises, head master of the school 150 0 0
Rev. R. H. Scott, usher ditto 120 0 0
Mr. Weir 100 0 0
Mr. Askew's pension 50 0 0
470 0 0
Thomas Nicholson, writing master at St. Ann's 20 0 0
Ditto, as clerk to ditto 6 0 0
Ditto, teaching psalmody 2 2 0
Do. collecting pew-rents, &c. do. 10 10 0
Ditto, paid him for coals 3 10 0
42 2 0
Robert Bolam, usher at St. Ann's 4 0 0
Ditto, for house rent and coals 6 10 0
Ditto, for teaching psalmody 6 6 0
16 16 0
E. Richardson and Son, painting St. Nicholas' steeple 17 14 4
John Smith, repairs of clock 68 1 6
85 15 10
Stove to All Saints'church 10 10 0

Law Charges.

Paid Mr. Adamson, for his exchequer process 2 10 0
Paid Mr. Adamson, for Prisoners in King's Bench & Marshalsea 2 6 8
Ditto, for small rents, &c. 4 9 0
Ditto, for associates and clerk 2 0 0
Ditto, for assize calendar 2 6 8
Do. for clerk of assize a broad piece 1 3 0
Ditto, for clerk of assize librate 0 5 0
Ditto, for assize bill 1 0 0
Ditto, for journey to London 42 0 0
64 13 8
Paid Mr. Adamson, for the sheriff's quietus est 6 13 4
N. Clayton's (late town clerk) bill of business from Michaelmas, 1822, to Mich. 1823 373 15 9
Balance of his general account 730 3 11
1103 19 8
John Clayton's (town clerk) bill for year ending Michaelmas, 1824 447 14 4
Do. for year ending Mich. 1825 350 6 8
798 1 0

Charitable Subscriptions.

Annual subscription to the Lunatic Hospital 10 10 0
Ditto to the Dispensary 100 0 0
Ditto to the Royal Jubilee School 26 5 0
Ditto to the Fever Hospital 10 10 0
Ditto to All Saints' Sunday School 10 10 0
Ditto to the South Shields Life Boat 5 5 0
Ditto to the Infirmary 157 10 0
Ditto to the Lock Hospital 21 0 0
Ditto to the Bible Society 10 10 0
Ditto to the Schoolmasters' Association 5 5 0
Ditto to the Lying-in Hospital 5 5 0
Ditto to the Eye Infirmary 10 10 0
Ditto to the Anti-Slavery Society 5 0 0
Ditto to the Infant School 26 5 0
Subs. to dist. manufacturers in Lancashire 105 0 0
Ditto to Miramichi sufferers 50 0 0

Walker Estate.

William Armstrong, for timber 41 9 11
J. Renwick and Co. ditto 16 15 2
William Reay, ditto 10 8 2
W. Scott and Co. ditto 11 19 9
Shadforth and Todd, ditto 124 1 0
204 13 1
William Burnup 42 11 4
William Gamsby 93 18 10
James Archbold 74 1 10
Forster and Dale 16 10 11
Edward Storey, for repairing quay 6 6 6
E. Richardson and Son, for painting hinds' houses 4 13 7

Tradesmen's Bills and other Contingencies.

M. Spence and Son, for gloves for the assizes 35 11 9
Tate and Brown, for flag stones 222 7 9
James Copland, ditto 23 6 8
245 14 5
E. Richardson and Son, for painting 10 11 0
C. Burnup, for sundries 26 2 2
J. and G. Bulman, ditto 17 4 6
H. Marshall, plumber work at pants & pipes 102 13 0
Free Porters, for cartage of turnpike stones and watering Dean Street 187 12 10
John Stoker, for sundries 10 10 1
Mary Dowlan, ditto 13 7 10
William Laidler, glazier 14 18 8
Edward Storey 6 10 1
Insurance from fire 48 18 0
William Gamsby, mason 77 3 0
C. Pigg 22 2 5
John Dobson, for plans 50 0 0
William Smith and Co. for oak plank 23 8 0
George Arnett 57 11 5
Joseph Clark 141 9 8
Emerson Charnley 82 10 1
William Boag 53 14 6
Edward Walker 15 17 10
George Angus 3 17 0
Messrs. Hodgson 10 17 4
Mark Lambert 48 1 2
(For stationary and printing) 413 19 0
Ridley & Co. for discount on occasional advances of cash 76 1 9
Do. int. on 4050l. to Dec. 31,1825 123 7 1
199 8 10
£. s. d.
J. L. Loraine, for newspapers 124 2 1
John Boult 63 5 7
William Smith and Co. 11 14 2
John Anderson 11 14 4
E. Richardson and Son 32 18 11
Michael Proctor 7 4 8
(For repairing and painting barges, boats, and keel) 126 17 8
G. Leslie 797 2 3
W. Burnup 11 11 0
(For paving stones) 808 13 3
Joseph Gray, for removing sheds 76 0 0
R. Clayton and Co. for serjeants' gowns 24 10 0
Mr. Richardson committee dinners 97 18 3
Mr. Alder, for audit dinners 21 12 3
Mr. Lough, for audit dinners 32 16 9
152 6 3
Thomas Scott 69 0 2
William Spoor 54 18 7
William Jameson 42 6 4
John Cowans 124 13 6
William Hall 34 0 11
John Stevenson 47 0 0
(For smith work) 371 19 6
Apprentices' fees for sons of freemen 22 0 0
Stewardes of Butchers' Company, for 5 bulls 108 16 0
William Gamsby, for bull park 45 11 3
London Trinity House, for commission of 2½ per cent. due to Newcastle corporation, on foreign ships per Reciprocity Act 22 13 4
Various expenses for town's chamber 14 5 4
Rowing river jury 3 0 0

Mansion House Expenses.

Robert Lawson 10 6 1
E. Richardson and Son 27 13 11
L. Chambers 36 9 6
(Painting and glazing) 74 9 6
Robert Robson 12 15 3
R. Monro 13 10 8
(Tin ware) 26 5 11
J. and G. Bulman, saddlers 13 6 8
Angus and Co. coachmakers 16 11 0
Gas proprietors 45 0 0
Thomas Watson, silver plate 13 4 6
M. Spencer and Son, drapers 38 2 6
James Pollock, dyer 5 14 8
J. Angus, a sofa 14 0 0
Rev. Mr. Vicar's executors, a longsettle 70 0 0
Messrs. Farrington, sundries 35 11 6
William Burnup, bricklayer 55 19 5
I. and T. Cookson 40 7 4
Elliot, for a circular table 7 10 0
M'Donald, for slippers 1 4 0
A print 2 2 0
T. Scott, smith 60 8 8
W. Jameson, ditto 12 2 0
Cooperage 7 19 1
Margaret Young, repairing clocks 11 3 6
Surtees & Co. for bottles from 1816 to 1825 71 8 0
T. Brown, cleaning pew 3 3 0
Winship, the gardener 23 8 0
H. Moat, ditto 22 10 7
Thomas Scales, for keeping an ass 0 10 6

Building Committee's Disbursements.

Paid Isaac Cookson, in full, for Premises near the Maison Dieu 484 7 6
Doubleday and Co. ditto, for ground to widen the Close 400 0 0
—John Willis, for purchase of ground to widen the lower end of Westgate Street 52 15 0
—Tanners' Company, for ditto ditto in Low Friar Street 100 0 0
—James Brown, mason 654 10 0
—Thomas Mackford 42 5 7
—R. Burnett 12 12 7
Paid L. Forsyth, slater 128 9 9
—Thomas Hall, joiner 1498 6 6
—Benjamin Trotter, builder 200 0 0
—I. and T. Cookson founders 627 4 11
—John Cowans, smith 149 4 6
—R. Watson, plumber 301 9 0
—Paul Nixon, marble mason 12 12 0
—John Stevenson smith 115 14 8
—Beeney, painter 30 0 0
—E. Richardson and Son, ditto 174 19 7
£. s. d.
William Gamsby, mason, on account 80 0 0
William Greaves, laying a drain 36 11 4
Isaac Cookson and Co. for bricks 70 8 0
Isaac and Thomas Cookson, on account 200 0 0
George Brown, mason 113 1 11
H. Moat, planting 135 17 3
Benjamin Trotter, repairs of Spital House 21 10 0
I. M. Beeney, for painting Grammar School 12 5 8
William Burnup, for Green Market 20 8 4
Jas. Archbold, repairing toll-house on bridge 0 12 8
James Davison 41 2 1
James Sopwith 51 10 0
James Archbold 14 13 4
(Repairs of Mr. Sopwith's house)— 107 5 5
E. Richardson & Son, painting new toll house 5 17 6
Robert Burnet, for repairing town's quay 71 9 10
Henry Moat, nurseryman, for trees planted about Weavers' Tower 76 1 8
Charges for Hospitals.
Paid the respective poor 1087 0 0
Interest on sums vested by sundries 234 0 0
Sir Thomas Burdon, for coals 30 12 0
L. Forsyth, leading 102 loads 11 9 6
42 1 6
William Surtees & Co. for coals 172 19 6
215 1 0
Jameson and Smailes, for hospital coats 15 12 0
Gowns for widows 32 4 2
1583 17 2
Labourers for the Town.
From Michaelmas, 1825, to ditto, 1826 923 10 6
For Town Moor, in above time 150 3 1
Scavengers, ditto 171 19 7
Stone breakers, ditto 246 5 6
1491 18 8
Blackett Street, &c.
Total expenses to Michaelmas, 1826 3987 13 10
Received for sundry building scites to Michaelmas, 1826 3824 7 7
New Fish Market, Offices, &c. Total expense to Michaelmas, 1826 6737 5 2
Streets Cleaning.
Danson and Brown, for low district 200 0 0
The stewards, for leading the other districts 53 18 0
Statement of the late Mr. Town-clerk.
For five-sixths of £2100, being the purchase money for the place of town-clerk, Mr. Clayton having survived his resignation 14 days, per agreement 1750 0 0
Deduct ½ year's interest on his bond to the corporation, for £1050, being a moiety of the purchase money for the place, and due at Christmas, 1823, the time of his resignation 21 0 0
Principal due on bond 1050 0 0
1071 0 0
Interest on the said sum of 679 0 0
From 23d Dec. 1823, to and with 12th Nov. 1825, 1 yr. 10mo. 20 days, at £4 per cent. 51 3 11
730 3 11

Footnotes

1 "The Latin huchia, in Picardy and Scotland huche, English hutch, was a long wooden box, from whence possibly a huckster, who carried about goods to sell in such a box,"—White Kennett's Glossary to his Paroch, Antiq. in verbo Hoke.
In the table of Receipts, the column containing Interest, &c. includes, in 1810, the sum of L25, 18s. 2d. from St. Mary's Hospital; also, in 1813, the sum of L55, and, in 1824, a further sum of L262, 6s. 7d. for money lent the coal-trade. The L42 for interest, paid some years, was upon the town-clerk's bond. The fourth column in the table of Disbursements, for the year 1809, is supposed to contain the sums wanted in the blank columns for that year. The sums paid for property amounted, in 1810, to L1980, and, in 1820, to L1106, 7s. 6d.
The auditors, in 1826, made the balance L409, 16s. 1½d.
From the above it appears that the average annual receipts of the corporation, during the last 18 years, were upwards of L38,142.--On closing the audit in 1809, the total debt of the corporation on annuities and money borrowed on interest amounted to L96,318, 9s. In 1826, it amounted to L89,479, 19s. 7d. besides about L6000, which is vested in the corporation for charitable purposes.
Notes on the Payments.---1810, Paid L1980 for premises pulled down and laid into the street. 1811, for premises L6305, part of which are laid in the street. 1812, for the extension of the Quay at the High Crane L3168, 3s. 7d.; House Carpenters' meeting-house L500, and next year L121, 2s. 2d. 1813. Subscription towards lighting the suburbs of Newcastle L700; subscription to Shields Road branches (completing L2000) L500; Mr. Rennie on account of the Plan and Survey of the Tyne L300; Mr. Clayton (town-clerk) bill for law charges L981, 8d.; subscription for the suffering Russians L200; in aid of the soup kitchen 50 guineas, making in all 150 guineas. 1815, Mansion House expenses L835, 2s. 8d.; contingencies unexplained L4863, 16s. 2d. 1818, Town clerk's law bill L600, 15s. 6d.; Nicholas Giles, surveying the river, L1515, 5s. 10d.; Thomas Thompson, for piano-forte and music for the Mansion House, L118, 15s. 6d.; donations to the saving bank L50. 1819, Town clerk's raw bill L722, 6d.; expenses as to tolls, witnesses L126, 4s. Mr. Loftus'tavern bill L207, 13s. 2d. total L333, 17s. 2d. 1820, Town clerk's law bill L2015, 11s. 9d. for prosecuting Major Anderson in 1811 L185, 1s. 1d. total L2200, 12s. 10d.; Makepeace and Harker, for a piece of plate presented to R. H. Williamson, Esq. recorder. L105, 5s. 2d.; expenses as to tolls L624, 9s.; for the relief of distressed seamen at Nort, Shields L52, 10s. 1821. Town clerk's law bill L914, 17s. 10d.; counsel's opinion (for what?) L52, 10s.; receiving port dues L315; coronation expenses L896, 7s. 8d. 1822, Town clerk's law bill L870, 1s. 6d.; river police (1-4th to be repaid by colliery owners) L601, 5d; Mrs. Carr, Northd. Arms, for damage done her house Oct. 14, 1819, L70; mayor's visit to Duke of Northd. L53. 18s. 10d.; a snuff-box L64, 11s. 6d.; expenses as to tolls L337, 2s. 5d. 1823, Town clerk's law bill L585, 8s. 6d.; river police L294. 11½d.; expenses during keelmen's stop L236, 18, 11d.; this year, the bills for painting exceeded a guinea a day. 1824, Mansion House expenses L2055, 9s. 6d.
The auditors sometimes withhold the details of the disbursements; and when given, they do not always agree with the general statement. The particular items forming the total sums received have never been made known.
In the preceding accounts, the falling off in rents and fines payable to the corporation will be found considerable. On the other hand, the sums collected for carrying ballast, &c. have rapidly advanced. This, in a great measure, is to be attributed to the judicious arrangement made with the collector of the customs for the collection of ballast dues. In 1734, a salary of 20 guineas was ordered to be paid Alfred Lawson, Esq. of the custom-house, for his services in inforcing the payment of the town's dues before vessels were cleared: but the present plan is more regular; and the allowance paid, though very liberal, is not more than the service merits.