Declared Accounts
Customs, Silks and Linens


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'Declared Accounts: Customs, Silks and Linens', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. CCCL-CCCLIX. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Customs, Silks and Linens


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 645, ROLL 247 [A.O.1/645/247].

Robert Hunter, Comptroller General of Customs.

25 December 1715 to 25 December 1716.

Arrears: remaining upon the end of the last preceding Accompt in money65,7188
ditto in bonds23,78412
Receipts: money due and payable for the New Impositions on Silks and Linens, collected or secured within the time of this Accompt:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, on the Grand Receipt, in money
ditto, ditto, in bonds61,71445
(total London port 148,018l. 13s. 11½d.)
Aberdovey (Robert Owen, money)
Aldburgh (James Syred, money)180
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe, money)8514
Beaumaris (Featherstone Nicholson, money)214
Berwick (George Moor, money)2180
Blackney (Thomas Shorting, money)65178
Boston (Samuel Oldfield, money)541010
Bridlington (John Bower, money)10119
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson, money)9,291411½
Bydiford (Thomas Jans, money)28515
Chepstow (Walter Aldey, money)2650
Chester (Joseph Sewel, money)1088
Chichester (Henry Baker, money)98
Colchester (James Bruce, money)722
Cowes (John Dale, money)47014
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson, money)331811½
Deale (Salathiel Rolfe, money)394
ditto (Edward Peters, money)115
Dover (John Ball, money)861310¼
Exeter (William Chamberlain, money)1820
ditto (William Sprye, money)2,22818
Falmouth (William Pye, money)3461010¼
Fowey (Charles Lamb, money)86810½
Gweek (Bernard Penrose, money)159
Harwich (Jacob Bury, money)41610¾
Hull (Hugh Mason, money)4,24814
Ipswich (Samuel Kettilby, money)801511
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, money)3174
Lanelly (John Philips, money)01
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, money)1,897210
Looe (John Dyer, money)164193
Lyme (Henry Badcock, money)8150
ditto (George Lisle, money)61112
Lynn (Henry Hare, money)67219
Maldon (Walter Walker, money)203
Milford (William Goodacre, money)343
Minehead (Thomas Blake, money)3139
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, money)8795
Padstow (William Taylor, money)1281
Penryn (Ambrose Thompson, money)921710½
Penzance (Thomas Medcalfe, money)1361
ditto (Ambrose Thomson, money)717
Plymouth (David Morris, money)636111
Poole (Alfrid Lawson, money)7911
Portsmouth (Samuel Bincks, money)4012
ditto (John Arnold, money)34817
Poulton (James Chewe, money)5910¾
Rochester (Robert Weller, money)118
ditto (John Pope, money)301181
Rye (James Benn, money)026
St. Ives (Richard Upton, money)41191
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher, money)4112
Scarborough (Timothy Fish, money)67110
Shoreham (James Lamb, money)1615
Southampton (Francis Medcalfe money)2701
Southwold (Edward Davies, money)05
Stockton (Thomas Lowson, money)145411½
ditto (Peter Conset, money)688122
Sunderland (William Ettrick, money)2927
Swanzey (William Gwynn, money)1147
Truro (Richard Jennings, money)13134
Wells (John Keen, money)85105
Weymouth (Henry Baker, money)01
ditto (Philip Taylor, money)3471
Whitby (Hamlet Woods, money)917
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, money)14219
Wisbech (Joseph Ryland, money)47210¾
Woodbridge (Oliver Newby, money)261
Yarmouth (Thomas Moor, money)83112
overpayments, detailed by Collectors and places:
for these Impositions to 31 July 1710
for ditto to 31 July 17128139
for ditto to 31 July 17141,1915
for ditto from 1 Aug. 17144,67818
total charge and receipts£272,8409
Money defalked and discompted to the several Collectors for Overpayments on the preceding Accompt3,41517
money remitted to Horatio Walpole and Francis Hawes, Receivers General and Cashiers of Customs:
for these Impositions to 31 July 1714
for ditto from 1 Aug. 171480,74419
salaries and incidents3,7461511
repayments upon debentures for silks, linens etc. exported; detailed by Collectors and places37,592510¾
repayments upon certificates of damages or over-entries1974
total payments and allowances£126,264130
and so remains146,57616
against which depending on Henry Ferne, late Receiver General and Cashier:
out of the New Impositions on Silks etc. to 31 July 1714
out of ditto from 1 Aug. 171456,91774
and on sundry Receivers and Collectors in England and Wales for money or bonds in their hands at Xmas 1716:
for these Impositions to 31 July 1710:
London port:
the King's Remembrancer, for bonds delivered him to be prosecuted
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe, money)
Boston (Samuel Oldfield, money)058
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson, bonds)3501410½
Chester (Joseph Sewel, money)00
Colchester (James Bruce, money)4214
Gweek (Bernard Penrose, money)3313
Harwich (Jacob Bury, money)1113
Hull (Hugh Mason, money)45914
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, money)162
Milford (William Goodacre, money)6410½
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, money)2650
Penryn (Ambrose Thompson, money)08
Plymouth (David Morris, money)79111½
Portsmouth (Samuel Bincks, money)7765
Stockton (Thomas Lowson, money)2271
Swanzey (William Gwynn, money)2912
Truro (Richard Jennings, money)5119
Yarmouth (Thomas Moor, money)9716
and on the following late Collectors for money:
Barnstaple (Thomas Clinton)
Beaumaris (William Lewis)22167
Berwick (James Howard)3740
Boston (John Butler)1585
ditto (John Clark)7801310
Bristol (John Dutton Colt)15,36215
ditto (John Sansome)5,102011¼
Bydiford (Richard Ustick)245011
ditto (John Bolitho)4261110¼
ditto (Charles Jones)0111¾
Carlisle (William Christian)21111
Chester (Thomas Tyndall)122102
Chichester (James Whitwood)73915
ditto (Samuel Bincks)36813
Cowes (Thomas Cole)4657
Dartmouth (Thomas Jenkinson)2619
Deale (James Smith)1512
ditto (Lancelot Whitehall)67410½
Dover (Richard Breton)2,726131
Exeter (Charles Orchard)1,2257
Falmouth (George Sprye)2137
ditto (William Pierson)6515
ditto (Rawleigh Radford)895
ditto (Thomson and Jennings)2718
Feversham (Charles Sherman)230138
ditto (Nicholas Matson)4616
Fowey (John Dagg)896
Harwich (Mark Wildbore)31168
ditto (Robert Meadows)2,11615
Ipswich (Thomas Bridgeman)111195
ditto (Benjamin Huggins)211
ditto (James Knackston)1018
Leverpool (Edward Scarborough)2771310¼
Lyme (Peter Southwick)49
Lynn (Robert Thorowgood)324
ditto (Robert Twelves)070
Maldon (Peter Robjent)191
Milford (Walter Midleton)793174
ditto (Joseph Sewell)119
Minehead (Thomas Wolstenholme)96596
ditto (Francis Webber)29176
Newcastle (John Pye)1,9231511½
ditto (Sir Thomas Doleman)00
Padstow (Francis Leister)1403
ditto (John Bligh)207
Penryn (Edmund Harry)36211¼
ditto (Sidney Bligh)1136
Penzance (John Williamson)674121
ditto (Charles Jones)4424
ditto (Richard Score, junior)064
Plymouth (John Swanton)5,36413
ditto (William Pierson)4474
Poole (William Jacomb)209
ditto (William Bowles)9494
ditto (George Savile)2668
ditto (William Chamberlain)7212
Portsmouth (John Weaver)31017
Rochester (John Moor)70212
Rye (Francis Lightfoot)4817
ditto (Robert Manley)545
ditto (George Shuckburgh)164611½
Sandwich (Michael Walford)1,16914
Shoreham (Abraham Aldersey)210
Southampton (Adam de Cardonel)1,85317
Swanzey (Alexander Trotter)5296
ditto (Mathew Seys)3325
Truro (Nicholas Saunders)3091811¾
Weymouth (Lodwick Jackson)1057
Whitby (Gerard Fox)3275
ditto (George Macey)563
ditto (James Sedgwick)64126
ditto (George Trotter)8129
Whitehaven (Richard Marshall)444
ditto (Warwick Arthur)40
Yarmouth (Thomas Clark)3210
for ditto to 31 July 1712:
Aldburgh (James Syred, money)
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe, money)351
Berwick (George Moor, money)312
Blackney (Thomas Shorting, money)01311
Boston (Samuel Oldfield, money)25412
Bridlington (John Bower, money)100198
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson, money)4039
Deale (Salathiel Rolfe, money)612
Dover (John Ball, money)4719
Exeter (William Chamberlain, money)3010
Falmouth (William Pye, money)36
Gloucester (Richard Cosseley, money)81510
Harwich (Jacob Bury, money)19711½
Ipswich (Samuel Kettilby, money)04
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, money)00
Looe (John Dyer, money)118
Lynn (Henry Hare, money)54317
Milford (William Goodacre, money)457
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, money)3698
Penrynn (Ambrose Thompson, money)0011½
St. Ives (Richard Upton, money)38
Stockton (Thomas Lowson, money)17510
Sunderland (William Ettrick, money)1241
Swanzey (William Gwynn, money)1215
Wells (John Keen, money)37
Woodbridge (Oliver Newby, money)2206
and on the following late Collectors for money:
Aberdovey (John Bevan)
Beaumaris (William Lewes)61
Bridgewater (William Cornish)0187
Dartmouth (James Jenkinson)00
Exeter (Thomas Jans)22
Fowey (Thomas Bulley)238
ditto (Thomas Jans)06
Leverpoole (Edmund Smith)5972
Lyme (Thomas Jans)121
Poulton (William Jennings)3011¼
Rye (George Shuckburgh)1077
Sandwich (John Ball)4912
Scarborough (John Baines)9713
Shoreham (Thomas Bridgen)216
Wells (Alexander Midleton)655
Whitby (George Trotter)6996
Whitehaven (Warwick Arthur)18210
ditto (Alfrid Lawson)18
for ditto to 31 July 1714:
Aberdovey (Robert Owen, money)
Berwick (George Moor, money)1230
Blackney (Thomas Shorting, money)01
Boston (Samuel Oldfield, money)430
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson, money)96311½
Cardigan (Francis Howel, money)22
Carlisle (Richard Gibson, money)1176
ditto (Walter Aldey, money)621
Cowes (John Dale, money)1721610
Exeter (William Chamberlain, money)226
Falmouth (William Pye, money)1315
Fowey (Charles Lamb, money)3915
Harwich (Jacob Bury, money)310
Ipswich (Samuel Kettilby, money)01211
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, money)10163
Lanelly (John Philips, money)011
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, money)1053
Lynn (Henry Hare, money)2,70138
Milford (William Goodacre, money)07
Penryn (Ambrose Thomson, money)163
Plymouth (David Morris, money)2112
Portsmouth (Samuel Bincks, money)51610¼
Rochester (John Pope, money)751310¾
Rye (James Benn, money)003
St. Ives (Richard Upton, money)140
Scarborough (Timothy Fish, money)256
Southampton (Francis Medcalfe, money)01610
Stockton (Thomas Lowson, money)1915
Truro (Richard Jennings, money)212
Wells (John Keen, money)3640
Yarmouth (Thomas Moor, money)13249
and on the following late Collectors for money:
Bydiford (Charles Jones)
Lyme (Thomas Jans)1510
Newhaven (Alexander Shoebridge)03
Penzance (Richard Score, junior)3910
Scarborough (John Baines)474
ditto (Richard Wilson)679
Shoreham (Thomas Brigden)715
Weymouth (Thomas Bower)103
Whitby (George Trotter)1452
ditto (Pinkney and Brathwait)191911½
Wisbeech (Robert Twells)1486
for ditto from 1 August 1714:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, on the Grand Receipt, for bonds
Aldeburgh (James Syred, money)
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe, money)1076
Beaumaris (Featherstone Nicholson, money)270
Berwick (George Moor, money)12517
Boston (Samuel Oldfield, money)8513
Bridgewater (Nicholas Jefferies, money)650
Bridlington (John Bower, money)2305
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson, money)1,51913
Cardiffe (Alexander Purcell, money)36
Cardigan (Francis Howel, money)02
Chepstow (Walter Aldey, money)2650
Chester (Joseph Sewel, money)85156
Chichester (Henry Baker, money)98
Cowes (John Dale, money)861
Dartmouth (Arthur Robinson, money)5470
Deale (Salathiel Rolfe, money)481
Dover (John Ball, money)1153
Exeter (William Chamberlain, money)411410¼
ditto (William Sprye, money)65913
Falmouth (William Pye, money)26511¼
Gweek (Bernard Penrose, money)350
Harwich (Jacob Bury, money)015
Hull (Hugh Mason, money)1,986187
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley, money)53
Llanelly (John Philips, money)3210
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith, in money 536l. 5s. 10¾d. and in bonds 12l. 11s.d.)54817
Looe (John Dyer, money)5717
Lyme (Henry Badcock, money)11129
ditto (George Lisle, money)294
Lynn (Henry Hare, money)29215
Maldon (Walter Walker, money)4510
Minehead (Thomas Blake, money)3018
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson, money)781910¾
Newhaven (Edward Pallington, money)1549
Penryn (Ambrose Thomson, money)2140
Penzance (Thomas Medcalfe, money)156130
ditto (Ambrose Thomson, money)717
Plymouth (David Morris, money)80155
Poole (Henry Baker, money)8184
ditto (Alfrid Lawson, money)101511¼
Portsmouth (Samuel Bincks, money)1850
ditto (John Arnold, money)2599
Poulton (James Chewe, money)5910¾
Rochester (Robert Weller, money)118
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher, money)341611¾
Scarborough (Timothy Fish, money)921411
Southampton (Francis Medcalfe, money)27611¾
Stockton (Peter Conset, money)991011¼
Whitby (Hamlet Woods, money)2710
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow, money)641
Wisbech (Joseph Ryland, money)216
Woodbridge (Oliver Newby, money)318
and on the following late Collectors for money:
Arundel (Nicholas Davis)
Bydiford (Charles Jones)7417
Dartmouth (Lodwick Jackson)657
Lyme (Thomas Jans)015
Minehead (Francis Webber)1431
ditto (Nicholas Jefferies)3910
Penzance (Richard Score, junior)176
Poole (Thomas Chamberlain)66
Poulton (William Jennings)31711¼
Scylly (John Shelbury)0189
Shoreham (James Benn)00
Weymouth (John Bower)0122
Whitehaven (Alfrid Lawson)352
(total in the several Collectors' hands 89,584l. 19s.d.)
and so this General Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 22 April 1728.


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 786, ROLL 986 [A.O.1/786/986].

Henry Ferne, Receiver General.

25 December 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Arrears: remaining at the foot of the last preceding Cash Accompt, none, he being in Surplusagenil
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt of the several Receivers and Collectors:
for the Impositions to 31 July 1710:
Harwich (Mark Wildbore)
Rye (George Shuckburgh)1077
for ditto to 31 July 1714:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, on the Grand Receipt, in money
Bristol (Jacob Reynardson)
Dartmouth (James Jenkins)407
Hull (Hugh Mason)239711
Rye (George Shuckburgh)205
for ditto from 1 August 1714:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver Inwards, on the Grand Receipt, in money
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson)
Barnstaple (Robert Rowe)391710¼
Berwick (George Moore)10500
Bridgwater (Nicholas Jeffries)2113
Boston (Samuel Oldfield)0165
Bridlington (John Bower)110
Chester (Joseph Sewell)2000
Cowes (John Dale)5400
Chichester (Henry Baker)1312
Dover (John Ball)2911
Exeter (William Chamberlain)74511¾
ditto (William Sprye)4629
Fowey (Charles Lamb)659
Falmouth (William Pye)10012
ditto (Ambrose Thomson and Richard Jennings)101411½
Hull (Hugh Mason)1,237107
Harwich (Jacob Bury)172
Ipswich (Samuel Kettleby)781011½
Liverpoole (Nathaniel Smith)20000
Lime (Henry Badcock)3328
Lynn (Henry Hare)13000
Lancaster (Joseph Bentley)12351
Looe (John Dyer)46195
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson)43000
Newhaven (Alexander Shoebridge)01
Portsmouth (Samuel Bincks)20200
Penrynn (Ambrose Thomson)662
Poole (Henry Baker)278
Rye (James Benn)1513
Stockton (Thomas Lowson)437711½
Southampton (Francis Medcalf)114161
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher)24161
Weymouth (Thomas Bower)819
ditto (Philip Taylor)18119
Whitehaven (Alfrid Lawson)941
Whitby (Hamlet Woods)291811¼
Woodbridge (Oliver Newby)115
Wisbech (Robert Twells)2110½
ditto (Henry Hare)05
Yarmouth (Thomas Moore)50000
(total Outports 11,895l. 7s.d.)
North Britain (Mongo Greme, Receiver General there):
for these Impositions to 31 July 1714
ditto from 1 August 1714208179
27531¾ (fn. 1)
(total receipts as above 57,266l. 0s.d.)
money directed to be paid by John Selwyn, the present Receiver General, to Mrs. Elizabeth Ferne, the Accomptant's widow and Administratrix, to satisfy the surplusage upon this Accompt1212
total charge and receipts£57,27812
Surplusage on the last Accompt02
fees and salaries etc.:
this Accomptant for extraordinary clerks
the four Examiners of the Outport books500
Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee12100
Christopher Towers, for his extraordinary pains and care; year to Ladyday 17163000
Thomas Coleman and others, for goods burnt or destroyed by the late fire in Thames Street311711½
money repaid on debentures for goods exported and on certificates of damaged and overentered goods:
on debentures for these Impositions to 31 July 1710
ditto, ditto to 31 July 17142967
ditto, ditto from 1 August 171413,9133
on certificates for the Impositions from 1 August 171430115
(total allowances for salaries etc. and repayments as above 14,633l. 0s. 1d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of these Impositions to 31 July 1714
out of ditto from 1 August 171442,21071
and from North Britain, 18 Jan. 2 George I:
out of these Impositions to 31 July 1714
out of ditto from 1 August 17142081710
total payments and allowances£57,27812
and so the said Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 26 February 1725–26.


AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 787, ROLL 991 [A.O.1/787/991].

Horatio Walpole, Senior, and Francis Hawes, Receivers General.

Midsummer 1716 to Xmas 1716.

Arrears: none, this being these Accompttants' first Accomptnil
Receipts: money received within the time of this Accompt of the several Receivers and Collectors in England:
for the New Imposts on Poundage Goods to 31 July 1714:
Hull (Hugh Mason)
for ditto from 1 August 1714:
London port:
Sir John Shaw, Receiver, on the Grand Receipt
Bristoll (Jacob Reynardson)
Bridlington (John Bower)265
Berwick (George Moor)31128
Chester (Joseph Sewell)2819
Cowes (John Dale)168141
Dover (John Ball)38910½
Deale (Edward Peters)0110½
Exeter (William Spry)962123
Falmouth (William Pye)1209
Harwich (Jacob Bury)261811¼
Hull (Hugh Mason)1,3381610¾
Ipswich (Samuel Kettilby)3911¼
Leverpoole (Nathaniel Smith)90100
Lynn (Henry Hare)39428
Looe (John Dyer)602
Lyme (George Lisle)20411
Minehead (Thomas Blake)6023
Newcastle (Anthony Isaacson)37214
Portsmouth (John Arnold)11016
Penryn (Ambrose Thompson)301711½
Rochester (John Pope)11400
Rye (James Benn)026
Southampton (Francis Medcalf)132210½
Sandwich (Benjamin Fisher)164
Shoreham (Samuel Lamb)1615
Stockton (Peter Conset)5241
Wesbich (Joseph Ryland)258
Whitehaven (Henry Blencow)2830
Weymouth (Henry Baker)01
ditto (Philip Taylor)85168
Whitby (Hamlet Woods)2158
Yarmouth (Thomas Moor)56699
total charge and receipts£81,3129
money allowed on debentures for goods exported29,975192
ditto on certificates of damaged goods and overentries142153
Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee12100
the four Examiners of the Outport books500
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates51,18815
total payments and allowances£81,3241911½
and so the Accomptants are in Surplusage
Declared 7 August 1718.


1 Figures as shown on the Roll.