Declared Accounts
Customs, Tobacco

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'Declared Accounts: Customs, Tobacco', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. CCCXXX-CCCXXXVIII. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85265 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Customs, Tobacco

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: CUSTOMS: TOBACCO: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 645, ROLL 249 [A.O.1/645/249].

Robert Hunter, Comptroller General of the Impositions on Tobacco.

25 December 1715 to 25 December 1716.

Charge£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of the several Receivers and Collectors upon the end of the last preceding General Accompt in money81,7119
ditto in bonds476,7257
558,4361610¼
Receipts: money due and payable for the New Impositions on Tobacco collected or secured within the time of this Accompt:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, in money
45,3776
ditto, in bonds150,645148
(total London port 196,023l. 1s.d.)
Outports:
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson, in money 22,859l. 7s. 11d. and in bonds 27,539l. 8s.d.)
50,39816
Barnstable (Robert Rowe, in money 80l. 11s. 5d. and in bonds 1,108l. 18s.d.)1,1899
Bydiford (Thomas Jans, in money 1,289l. 9s.d. and in bonds 9,281l. 18s. 9d.)10,5718
Chester (Joseph Sewel, in money 920l. 2s.d. and in bonds 701l. 10s. 0d.)1,62112
Cowes (John Dale, in money 44l. 14s. 11½d. and in bonds 3,049l. 7s. 2d.)3,0942
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson, in money 204l. 0s.d. and in bonds 4,440l. 13s.d.)4,64413
Deale (Salathiel Rolfe, in money 257l. 16s.d. and in bonds 2,933l. 9s. 4d.)3,1915
Exeter (William Sprye, in money 138l. 4s.s. and in bonds 938l. 4s.d.)1,076810¾
Falmouth (William Pye, in money 69l. 13s. 10½d. and in bonds 749l. 8s.d.)8192
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, in money 451l. 6s.d. and in bonds 1,359l. 6s. 0d.)1,81012
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, in money 3,985l. 16s. 0d. and in bonds 28,970l. 10s. 11¾d.)32,956611¾
Lime (George Lisle, in money 330l. 13s.d. and in bonds 1,959l. 12s.)2,2905
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, in money 395l. 2s. 8d. and in bonds 621l.)1,01628
Penryn (Ambrose Thomson, in money 52l. 4s.d. and in bonds 154l. 1s. 7d.)2065
Plymouth (David Morris, in money 458l. 18s.d. and in bonds 3,336l. 9s.d.)3,79581
Portsmouth (John Arnold, in money)385
Rochester (John Pope, in money)1510¾
Scilly (Lodwick Jackson, in money)415
Weymouth (Philip Taylor, in money 1,734l. 9s.d. and in bonds 951l. 7s.d.)2,6851610
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, in money 141l. 9s. 10d. and in bonds 11,789l. 11s. 0d.)11,931010
329,3318
interest upon money due upon bonds:
on these Impositions to 31 July 1710 (Henry Ferne Receiver General)
2,21216
on ditto to 31 July 1712 (Henry Ferne 860l. 9s. 1d., Jacob Reynardson at Bristoll 25l. 15s.d.)8864
on ditto to 31 July 1714 (Henry Ferne 159l. 9s.d.; Jacob Reynardson 87l. 10s. 4d.)24619
on ditto from 1 Aug. 1714 (Henry Ferne 4l. 14s.d., Horatio Walpole and Francis Hawes, Receivers General, 248l. 19s. 10½d.; Jacob Reynardson 98l. 0s.d.; Nathaniel Smith at Leverpool 648l. 10s.d.)1,00010
4,34611
overpayments, detailed by Collectors and places:
out of the Impositions to 31 July 1710
24,51015
out of ditto to 31 July 17128,89861
out of ditto to 31 July 17143,05118
out of ditto from 1 Aug. 171423,9142
60,37486
£952,4895
Discharge.
Money defalked or discompted to the several Collectors for overpayments on the preceding Accompt61,2019
money remitted to the Receivers General161,870193
Officers' salaries and incident charges1,3620
repayments upon debentures for Tobacco exported:
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe)
524186
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson)10,89392
Bydiford (Thomas Jans)4,49153
Cowes (John Dale)3,03416
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson)4,0378
Deale (Salathiel Rolfe)3,13006
Exeter (William Sprye)4321
Falmouth (William Pye)25310
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley)7596
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith)12,558910¼
Lyme (Henry Badcock)6816
ditto (George Lisle)4651611¼
Plymouth (David Morris)1,556129
Portsmouth (John Arnold)08
Weymouth (Henry Baker)1131311
ditto (Philip Taylor)517
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow)10,91313
53.16725
ditto upon certificates of damages and overentries; detailed as above6,35618
£283,95898
and so remains668,53015
whereof depending on Henry Ferne, late Receiver General, for money remitted to him:
on these Impositions to 31 July 1710
8,1214
on ditto to 31 July 17123,8731710½
on ditto to 31 July 171414,8841
on ditto from 1 Aug. 171476,46610
103,345144
and on sundry Receivers and Collectors for money or bonds in their hands at Xmas 1716:
for the Impositions to 31 July 1710:
the King's Remembrancer for bonds delivered to him to be prosecuted
33,958185
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe, money)41818
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson, in money 2,176l. 18s.d. and in bonds 8,676l. 15s. 6d.)10,8531310¼
Chester (Joseph Sewel, money)6133
Exeter (William Chamberlain, money)310108
Falmouth (William Pye, money)870189
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, money)1798
Leverpool (Nathaniel Smith, in money 3.244l. 11s. 10½d. and in bonds 3,915l. 18s. 6d.)7,16010
Milford (William Goodacre, money)70403
Padstow (William Taylor, money)200
Penryn (Ambrose Thompson, money)2694
Plymouth (David Morris, money)254010
Rochester (John Pope, money)1419
St. Ives (Richard Upton, money)38
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, bonds)2,01313
and on the following late Collectors (for money unless stated):
Richard Hutchinson, late Solicitor for Customs Affairs, for bonds
197182
Michael Weeks, late Receiver in London port, for bonds26,4841910
Thomas Grainger, another late Receiver there421119
Barnstaple (Thomas Clinton)8317
Boston (John Clark)6000
Beaumaris (William Lewis)6416
Bridgewater (Henry Beaumont)70135
Bristol (John Sansome)3,30017
Bydiford (Richard Ustick)7633
ditto (Charles Jones)96479
Chester (Thomas Tyndall)2848
ditto (Edmond Smith)45186
Chichester (James Whitwood)376110¼
ditto (Samuel Bincks)417116
Cowes (Thomas Cole)3770
Dartmouth (Thomas Jenkinson)5063
Deale (James Smith)1,03619
Falmouth (Edmond Harry)132130
Plymouth (William Pierson)46755
Falmouth (Thompson and Jennings)4714
Feversham (Charles Sherman)252
ditto (Nicholas Matson)15000
Fowey (John Dagg)3961310¾
Ilfracomb (John Keir)147190
Lancaster (John Foster)31711¼
Leverpoole (Edward Scarborough)9,0269
ditto (Edmond Smith)2,621150
Lyme (Peter Southwick)9010
Milford (Walter Middleton)7,245181
ditto (David Morris)42
ditto (Joseph Sewel)6119
Minehead (Thomas Wolstenholme)34717
Newcastle (John Pye)82818
Newhaven (Edward Man)15116
Padstow (Francis Leister)36512
ditto (John Bligh)5827
Penzance (Charles Jones)370
Plymouth (Thomas Swanton)254175
ditto (William Pierson)4,06015
Poole (William Jacomb)19519
ditto (William Bowles)984911¾
Rochester (John Moor)1110
Sandwich (Michael Walford)4901511
Southampton (Adam de Cardonel)778310¼
Swanzey (Alexander Trotter)3762
Weymouth (Lodwick Jackson)71211
ditto (Thomas Bower)4119
Whitehaven (Richard Marshall)11611
ditto (John Fotherby)3146
ditto (Warwick Arthur)1,0479
ditto (Alfrid Lawson)852144
126,354710¾
for the Impositions to 31 July 1712:
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson, bonds)
2,58936
Gweek (Bernard Penrose, money)960
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, money)2632
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, in money 1,970l. 7s.d. and in bonds 1,808l. 1s. 9d.)3,7789
Rochester (John Pope, money)71
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher, money)15106
Swanzey (William Gwynn, money)5311
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, money)140156
and on the following late Collectors for money:
Bydiford (Charles Jones)
741311½
Exeter (Thomas Jans)114
Rye (George Shuckburgh)113
Shoreham (John Goldham)384
Whitehaven (Warwick Arthur)0100
7,643163
for ditto to 31 July 1714:
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson, bonds)
4,987100
Bydeford (Thomas Jans, money)190140
Chester (Joseph Sewel, money)131170
Cowes (John Dale, money)705196
Exeter (William Chamberlain, money)4572
Falmouth (William Pye, bonds)46113
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, money)1,3846
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, in money 9,740l. 3s.d. and in bonds 10,166l. 10s.d.)19,90613
Penryn (Ambrose Thompson, money)571210¾
Penzance (Thomas Medcalfe, money)523169
Plymouth (David Morris, money)7,187163
Rochester (John Pope, money)19110
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, bonds)9012
and on the following late Collectors for money:
Lime (Thomas Jans)
10213
Poole (Thomas Chamberlain, money)6756
Weymouth (Thomas Bower)227113
37,411143
for ditto from 1 Aug. 1714:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, for bonds
3,29260
Horatio Walpole and Francis Hawes, Receivers General, for bonds171,81217
(total London port 175,105l. 3s.d.)
Outports:
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe, bonds)
88918
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson, in money 475l. 15s.d. and in bonds 12,058l. 7s. 8d.)12,5342
Bydiford (Thomas Jans, in money 404l. 18s.d. and in bonds 4,912l. 8s. 9d.)5,3177
Chester (Joseph Sewel, bonds)701100
Cowes (John Dale, bonds)1558
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson, in money 216l. 1s.d. and in bonds 161l. 3s. 10¾d.)37711
Deale (Salathiel Rolfe, money)4813
Exeter (William Sprye, in money 42l. 3s.d. and in bonds 558l. 4s.d.)6007
Falmouth (William Pye, bonds)46410
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, bonds)8801110¾
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, bonds)23,9504
Lime (Henry Badcock, money)225171
ditto (George Lisle, in money 376l. 3s.d. and in bonds 1,183l. 18s.d.)1,560111½
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, in money 2s. 8d. and in bonds 621l.)62128
Padstow (William Taylor, money)451197
Penryn (Ambrose Thomson, bonds)14810
Plymouth (David Morris, bonds)1,713189
Portsmouth (Samuel Bincks, money)517
ditto (John Arnold, money)212
Scilly (Lodowick Jackson, money)415
Weymouth (Philip Taylor, bonds)9071910¾
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, in money 338l. 8s. 8d. and in bonds 9,273l. 10s. 11½d.)9,611198
236,13919
Henry Ferne, late Receiver General, for bonds in his custody at Xmas 1716157,6353
(total depending on the several Receivers and Collectors as above (in money 78,115l. 13s. 9d. and in bonds 487,069l. 7s.d.) 565,185l. 1s.d.)
sum total of the arrears aforesaid£668,53015
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 22 April 1723.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: CUSTOMS: TOBACCO DUTIES: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 786, ROLL 988 [A.O.1/786/988].

Henry Ferne, Receiver General of the Impositions on Tobacco.

25 December 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' hands at the foot of the last Accompt8915
value of bonds in the Accomptants' custody:
for the Impositions on Tobacco to 31 July 1710
108,09611
for ditto to 31 July 171260,990011¾
for ditto to 31 July 171460,83864
for ditto from 1 Aug. 1714106,9275
336,85238
(total arrears 336,941l. 5s. 1d.)
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt:
for the Impositions on Tobacco to 31 July 1710:
the King's Remembrancer
5500
London merchants for interest on bonds2,21216
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson)1,27310
Whitehaven (Alfrid Lawson)681411¾
3,6102
for ditto to 31 July 1712:
London merchants for interest on bonds
86091
for ditto to 31 July 1714:
London merchants for interest on bonds
1599
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson)4,2481810
Biddeford (Thomas Jans)75031
Chester (Joseph Sewell)19156
Poole (Henry Baker)3383
5,21115
for ditto from 1 August 1714:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, in money
2,6825
ditto, in bonds30,14212
interest on bonds414
(total London port 32,829l. 12s.d.)
Outports:
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson)
5,46818
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe)151182
Biddeford (Thomas Jans)40000
Chester (Joseph Sewell)50000
Deal (Salathiel Rolfe)1200
Exeter (William Sprye)292
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith)8,540104
Lime (Henry Badcock)50300
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley)1561110½
Padstow (John Pligh) (fn. 1) 13000
Rochester (John Pope)1712
Whitehaven (Alfrid Lawson)91
ditto (Henry Blencow)76512
49,51319
(total Outports 16,684l. 7s.d.)
and of the said Impositions in North Britain:
Mongo Greme, for these Impositions to 31 July 1710
421
the same, for ditto to 31 July 1714842
the same, for ditto from 1 Aug. 17141512
2719
(total receipts 59,224l. 5s.d.)
total charge and receipts£396,16510
Discharge.
Salaries and other allowances:
this Accomptant, for extraordinary clerks; half year to Ladyday 1716
5000
Sir John Shaw, bt., and Charles Shaw, for their clerks; same time10000
the four Examiners of the Outport Books; same time1500
a clerk to the Surveyor General, a clerk to the Comptroller and a clerk to the Surveyor; same time3000
Robert Shaw, Computer of the Plantation Duties; same time5000
Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee12100
Thomas Coleman and others, for goods burnt or destroyed by the late fire in Thames Street1,18720
1,444120
repayments:
upon debentures for Tobacco exported:
out of these Impositions to 31 July 1710
5,075710
out of ditto to 31 July 17123,4589
out of ditto to 31 July 171413,43210
out of ditto from 1 Aug. 171434,979113
56,945196
upon certificates for damaged Tobacco and overentries:
out of these Impositions to 31 July 1710
12177
out of ditto to 31 July 1714227
out of ditto from 1 August 17145921111
62716
(total repayments 57,573l. 16s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of these Impositions to 31 July 1710
4,4304
out of ditto to 31 July 171241583
out of the ditto to 31 July 17146,481811½
out of ditto from 1 Aug. 171433,01214
and from North Britain:
out of the Impositions to 1 Aug. 1710
421
out of ditto to 31 July 1714842
out of ditto from 1 Aug. 17141512
44,367153
total payments and allowances£103,3863
and so remains292,7796
against which for bonds delivered up and for money paid to the succeeding Receiver General:
to Horatio Walpole and Francis Haws:
for the Impositions on Tobacco to 31 July 1710
14,4570
for ditto to 31 July 171229,0954
for ditto to 31 July 171430,3240
for ditto from 1 August 171485,389144
159,265184½ (fn. 2)
bonds deemed insolvent, delivered into the King's Remembrancer's Office:
for the Impositions to 31 July 1710
87,7313
for ditto to 31 July 171228,88179
for ditto to 31 July 171415,78914
for ditto from 1 Aug. 17141,03411
133,4361611½
and depending on John Selwyn, the present Receiver General, for money paid over by Mrs. Elizabeth Ferne, the Accomptant's widow and Administratrix (part of 2,501l. 1s.d. paid 1 Oct. 1725 under Treasury Warrant of 27 July 1725 and an Order of the Customs Commissioners of 28 Sept. 1725)7611
£292,7796
and so the Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 26 February 1725–26.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: CUSTOMS: TOBACCO: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 787, ROLL 993 [A.O.1/787/993].

Horatio Walpole, Senior, and Francis Hawes, Receivers General and Cashiers of Customs.

Half year, Midsummer to Xmas 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' hands, none, this being their first Accomptnil
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt of the several Receivers and Collectors in England:
for these Impositions to 31 July 1714:
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson)
53150
Bideford (Thomas Jans)7312
1277
for ditto from 1 August 1714
London port:
Sir John Shaw, bt., Receiver, on the Plantation Receipt, in money
42,695011
ditto, ditto, in bonds118,87613
Henry Ferne, Receiver General, in bonds135,06712
several merchants, for interest on bonds2481910½
296,887143
Outports:
Bristoll (Isaac Reynardson)
25,852911¼
Bideford (Thomas Jans)51900
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe)70102
Chester (Joseph Sewell)354411¾
Cowes (John Dale)441411½
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson)10000
Exeter (William Spry)4000
Falmouth (William Pye)667
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith)5,177183
Lyme (George Lisle)10000
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley)55388
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson)39500
Plymouth (David Morris)20000
Portsmouth (John Arnold)08
Penryn (Ambrose Thompson)4914
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow)1,47000
Weymouth (Philip Taylor)1,67418
36,66815
total charge and receipts£333,68317
Discharge.
Salaries and other allowances:
Sir John Shaw, bt., and Charles Shaw, his brother, for their clerks on the Plantation Receipt; half year to Michaelmas 1716
10000
the four Examiners of the Outport books; same time1500
a clerk to the Surveyor General, a clerk to the Comptroller and a clerk to the Surveyor; same time3000
Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee12100
these Accomptants, for extraordinary clerks; same time5000
207100
repayments:
upon debentures for Tobacco exported
84,18136
upon certificates for damage, defective and over entered Tobacco98142
85,16278
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:76,51311
total payments and allowances£161,8839
and so remains171,80077
against which due and payable on sundry bonds171,81217
and so these Accomptants are in Surplusage
Declared 7 August 1718.
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Footnotes

1 Sic for Bligh.
2 The figures given add up to 159,265l. 19s.d.