Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Excise', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. CCCLX-CCCLXXXII. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85268 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Excise

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080/738 [A.O.1/1080/738].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money to be accompted for by the Commissioners in part of the produce of the Revenues of Excise to 24 June 171562,64814
remaining due from sundry brewers etc. in the Country Collections34,3294
resting due from sundry brewers etc. in London13,13634
remaining due fron sundry former Country Collectors26,087110½
resting due from present Country Collectors1,45911
ditto from several Collectors of Imported Liquors in London port.27111
ditto from ditto in the Outports94813
ditto from Richard Butler upon bond for the Duty of Imported Liquors in Plymouth port37134
ditto from persons concerned in collecting the Duties on Coffee, Cyder and Mead in London1,31688
ditto from the Treasurer of the Navy for several bills drawn upon him9961
resting to be accompted for by noblemen and others for money taken up in the time of the Revolution [of 1688]18,72312
money imprested in the Cashier's hands50000
159,557611½
Receipts: the whole Duty and produce of the Revenues of Excise in England etc. from 24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716:
produce of the whole revenues of Excise in the Country Collections
749,9031
ditto within London, Westminster and the Bills of Mortality346,30218
ditto of the Excise for Imported Liquors in London port and the Outports26,763711
money received by the Cashier from John Haines, Clerk to the ‘Register’ to the Commissioners, for the King's part of fines in London for the year to 24 June 171515955
money added to this year's Revenue Accompt10310
1,123,2324
Overbalances paid into the Excise Office by sundry Collectors, detailed by Collectors and places:
Edward Pilsworth, formerly in the Distillery Office
828
balance due to Country Collectors61558
balance due to Collectors in the Outports1186
625610
gross produce of the Duty on Sweets being intermixed in Excise vouchers3814
total charge and receipts£1,283,45312
Discharge.£s.d.£s.d.
Overbalances due to Collectors etc. from the preceding Accompt27218
salaries, etc.:
to sundry Country Collectors etc. for salaries
70,75216
riding charges4,642180
incident charges disbursed by Collectors, etc.1,63914
taxes assessed on Officers3,60816
charges in returning money to London49515
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, John Whetham, John Brougham, four Commissioners, for their expenses in travelling to view349143
81,489154
allowances for exports etc.:
allowed for exciseable liquors exported
1,1231310½
allowed pursuant to Justices' Warrants in Country Collections32854
allowed the fishermen of Great Yarmouth for the Duty on strong beer by them provided for their North Sea and herring fishery, for a year to Michaelmas 171516000
1,61119
allowances for exports and overcharges in London:
to sundry brewers for beer exported
32817
for cyder exported3515
(total 364l. 13s.d.)
to sundry brewers for overcharges1092
allowed to several distillers for low wines and spirits overcharged81611
for cyder overcharged1475
62917
(total 265l. 4s. 8d.)
the Collector, London port, for incident charges4331310
ditto for brandy and mum overentered11313
(total London port 547l. 7s.d.)
poundage and salaries in the Outports28214
incident charges there1392
overentries there1294
(total Outports 434l. 6s. 8d.)
98114
(total allowed as above 84,713l. 6s. 3d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for1,030,1105
total payments and allowance£1,115,096103
and so remains168,3572
whereof depending on the Commissioners the nett money remaining unaccompted for70,387511¾
and remaining in arrear and unpaid by brewers etc. in the Country33,50418
ditto by ditto in London:
for beer and ale
4,56014
for strong waters1,1431
for low wines2,4683
for coffee2,832510
for cyder1,3394
for ‘meaty’4886
for sweets32719
13,159162
arrears unpaid by Collectors and others for the balances of their Accompts etc. (detailed by Collectors etc. and places)26,0646
remaining in arrear and unpaid by several Collectors etc. for Duty for the present year to Midsummer 17163,3461811
and in arrear from Edward Herne, late Collector of Imported Liquors, London port (101l. 9s.d.), and from John Franks and John Courtney upon bond for brandy imported in London port (170l. 2s.)27111
3,61810
ditto for balances due from former and present Collectors in the Outports for moneys in their hands for the Excise on Imported Liquors of the present year9454
and in arrear from Richard Butler, late Collector, Plymouth port, for the Duty of Brandy on bond37134
9821719¼
and remaining in arrear and unpaid for balances due in London; detailed:
London distillery
389198
London coffee32918
London cyder1429
London meaty4478
London sweets6120
1,31688
and upon several bills of exchange drawn upon the Navy Treasurer, detailed9961
(total in arrear and unpaid by Collectors and others 32,081l. 9s.d.)
and depending on several noblemen and others [as in previous Accounts]18,72312
imprest money for incident charges50000
total of the Supers to balance the Accompt
Declared 30 October 1719.
£168,3572

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 119 [A.O.1/916/119].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: for a quarter's salary to Richard Ebrall, a deceased Country Accomptant, and two errors in the salary bills441810¼
remaining in the Commissioners' hands, as at the end of the last preceding Cash Accompt12,3405
and depending on the late Sub-Commissioners etc. as at the foot of the said Accompt53,82602
Receipts: money received out of the Revenues of Excise within the time of this Accompt:
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise before 1 Aug. 1714:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
17415
Xmas quarter 1715181510¼
Ladyday quarter 1716105
Midsummer quarter 17162311
2278
on ditto since 1 Aug. 1714:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
128,181611½
Xmas quarter 171510,4623
138,643100
on ditto before 29 Sept. 1715:
Xmas quarter 1715
54,5632
Ladyday quarter 17162,6136
Midsummer quarter 17162132
57,38911
on ditto since 29 Sept. 1715:
Xmas quarter 1715
45,3386
Ladyday quarter 1716110,88213
Midsummer quarter 1716127,8513
284,0723
on the Additional 9d. for 99 years from 25 Jan. 1692–3:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
41,85592
Xmas quarter 171534,94000
Ladyday quarter 171635,8069
Midsummer quarter 171640,70414
153,306133
on the Additional 9d. from 17 May 1697 for 16 years, continued 4 Anne:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
46,510191
Xmas quarter 171537,06713
Ladyday quarter 171637,37816
Midsummer quarter 171643,2221
164,179113
on the Additional or Bank 9d. from same date:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
41,8559
Xmas quarter 171534,94001
Ladyday quarter 171635,80693
Midsummer quarter 171640,70414
153,30613
on the Additional 3d. on Beer, Ale, Cyder etc. from 26 March 1710 for 32 years:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
15,7159
Xmas quarter 171513,83316
Ladyday quarter 171613,93314
Midsummer quarter 171615,81816
59,30116
on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction from 24 June 1710 for 96 years:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
7,982176
Xmas quarter 17158,051810¼
Ladyday quarter 17166,8177
Midsummer 1716 quarter8,8612
31,712165
on port of London fines adjudged against brewers etc. from 24 June 1714 to 24 June 1715:
Michaelmas quarter 1715
15955
(total receipts as above 1,042,299l. 9s.d.)
for cash overcharged in the salary bills etc: for errors in the salary bill at Michaelmas 1711 (17l. 10s.) and for Xmas quarter 1711 (7l. 8s. 10¼d.); also for Midsummer quarter 1714 (23l. 15s.); and for a voluntary payment for Duty formerly ‘secretted’ (5l. 7s. 6d.); and for a bill of Exchange in 1714 (4l. 8s.d.); and to several rests in the Cashier's hands for Richard Ebrall's salary and errors in the salary bills, detailed, and for a deposit for Duty on Brandy (25l. 9s.d.); and for errors in the salary bills at Michaelmas quarter 1715 (4l. 11s.d.)8811
total charge and receipts£1,108,5995
Discharge.
Salaries, etc:
George Townesend, Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, James Vernon, John Whetham, Sir William Ashurst, and William Carr, Commissioners of Excise, for a year to Ladyday 1716; Philip Ryley and Whitlock Bulstrode, two others, from Ladyday 1715 to 23 Nov. 1715; Roger Gale and John Brougham, succeeding them, to Ladyday 1716
7,20000
Thomas Goodman, John Shorter, James Mountague, Peter Hussey and Polexfen Drake, five Commissioners for Appeals; year to Ladyday 17161,00000
Thomas Hawes, Registrar, and others attending upon the Commissioners for Appeals; same time18000
Sir Basil Dixwell, bt., Auditor of the Excise, for himself and clerks; same time70000
Thomas Sidney, Comptroller, ditto, to Michaelmas 1715 and William Burroughs, succeeding him, to Ladyday 17161,32000
John Bruere, a clerk in the Comptrollers' Office: year to Ladyday 17168000
John Brougham, secretary to the Commissioners, for himself and clerks, to 23 Nov. 1715 inclusive and Edmund Naylor, succeeding him to Ladyday 171645000
Thomas Yarburgh, ‘Register’ to the Commissioners, for himself and John Haines, his clerk; year to Ladyday 171639000
John Bridges, Receiver General and Cashier, for himself and clerks to 7 Dec. 1715, and to John, Lord Delawarr, and Edward Pauncfort, succeeding him, to Ladyday 17161,55000
John Ellis, Solicitor, for his salary and additional salary; year to Ladyday 171635000
Thomas White, a Teller, to 7 Dec. 1715 and Richard Hill succeeding him to Ladyday 17168000
Mary Howard, Housekeeper, and Elizabeth Gibbons, Deputy Housekeeper; year to Lady day 171625000
John Matthew, Clerk of the Securities, to 3 June 1715 and John Lawton, succeeding him, to Lady day 171610000
and to the several under Officers etc.11,80711
Thomas Frederick, for the rent of his house in St. Olave, Old Jury, London26400
Thomas Porter, for coach houses and stables5000
25,77111
(The above is charged as follows:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 12,063l. 16s.d.; out of the 9d. for 99 years 3,939l. 4s. 9d.; out of the 16 years 9d. continued 4,057l. 17s.d.; out of the Bank 9d. 3,939l. 4s. 9d.; out of the Additional 3d. 1,354l. 17s. 4d.; out of the Duty on Low Wines 416l.)
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others, detailed
5,499109
(This is charged as follows:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 2,624l. 6s. 11¼d.; out of the 9d. for 99 years 845l. 7s.d.; out of the 16 years' 9d. continued 845l. 7s.d.; out of the Bank 9d. 845l. 7s. 6½d.; out of the Additional 3d. 295l. 3s. 7d.; out of Low Wines 43l. 17s. 7d.)
pensions etc. payable from the Excise:
provision for the Prince of Wales under Letters Patent of 1 Oct. 2 George I; three quarters to Midsummer 1716
30,00000
Charles, Duke of Cleveland, for his pension; year to Ladyday 17163,00000
George, Duke of Northumberland, for his pension; same time3,00000
Charles, Duke of Grafton, for his pension of 2,000l. per an. and the Duchess Dowager of Grafton for her pension of 1,000l. per an; same time3,00000
the Countess of Granville, for her pension of 1,500l. per an., and Katherine, Lady Dowager Gower, mother and guardian of John, Lord Gower, for his pension of 1,500l; same time3,00000
Henry, Earl of Grantham, for his pension; same time2,00000
payments by special Treasury Warrants: Inferior Officers' Taxes1,05530
John Bridges, late Cashier, for his charges of paying money into the Exchequer21515
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, and John Bridges, late Cashier, for a clerk467
1,3175
(The above are charged out of the following:
Hereditary and Temporary Excise, 800l. 10s.d., 90l. 4s.d. and 22l. 2s.d.; the 99 years 9d. 162l. 3s. 11d., 31l. 14s.d. and 7l. 2s.d.; the 16 years 9d. continued 162l. 3s. 11½d., 34l. 13s.d. and 7l. 2s. 6d.; the Bank 9d. 162l. 3s. 10¾d., 31l. 14s.d. and 7l. 2s. 6d.; the Additional 3d. 56l. 12s.d., 16l. 1s. 10½d. and 2l. 9s.d.; Low Wines 8l. 8s.d., 11l. 7s.d. and 7s.d.)
balances due to Collectors for money paid for beer and spirits exported and for overcharges:
to Charles Frith, late Collector, Sheffield Collection and to John Meadows, late ditto, Oxford Collection, for balances due on their Accompts
1419
to the South Sea Company, for malt spirits exported; Goodery Wildy, for cyder; the African Company, for malt spirits; to several persons for ale; John Mapletoft, for strong ale; Thomas Peale, for cyder; Francis Pitt, for ditto; Sherman Godfrey, for malt spirits; Sir Charles Cox, for strong beer; Marmaduke Bromley for ditto; Thomas Reyner, for ditto; Sherman Godfrey, for malt spirits; Walter Griffith, for cyder; Arrowsmith and Cooke, for ditto; Sherman Godfrey, for malt spirits; Richard Smart, for ditto; John Richardson, for strong beer; Joseph Bonnyman, for cyder; the African Company, for malted spirits; Richard Taylor, for strong beer; more to Walter Griffith, for cyder24010
overcharges: to Thomas Stibbs, John Hassell, Joseph Helby, William Cross, Joseph Nutt, Edward Godfrey, Edmund Halsey, William Stammers, Thomas Watson, William Hicks, Thomas Dennis, William Brickwell, Joseph Lockwood, Jeremiah Junnins, Henry Mace, Wilfred Grisdale, Thomas Edwards, Thomas Cole and May, John Worley, Theophilus Blyke, Abraham Lercher, Thomas Tatlock, Thomas Pearce, Thomas Cooke, Sir John Parsons15919
4159
(This is charged as follows:
out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 193l. 0s.d.; out of the 99 years 9d. 45l. 13s.d.; out of the 16 years 9d. 45l. 13s.d.; out of the Bank 9d. 45l. 13s.d.; out of the Additional 3d. 47l. 12s.d.; out of Low Wines 37l. 16s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates, out of the following:
the Hereditary and Temporary Excise after 1 Aug. 1714 and before and after 29 Sept. 1715 for the King's life and for the 3,700l. weekly for annuities
415,0576
the Additional 9d. for 99 years146,5057
the Additional 9d. for 16 years continued156,57359
the Additional or Bank 9d. from 17 May 1697146,50573
the Additional 3d. from 25 March 171056,8747
the Duty on Low Wines and Spirits of the First Extraction and Sweets after 24 June 171030,92871
the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for the late Queen's life before 1 Aug. 171450000
ditto for the life of the late King William III214
more out of the Additional 9d. from 17 May 16970178
and for part of the fines and penalties against Brewers etc. in London15955
953,106190
(total of the above 1,030,110l. 5s.d.)
allowed for a quarter's salary to the late Richard Ebrall and two errors in the salary bills441810¼
total payments and allowances£1,030,1554
and so remains78,4441
whereof depending on sundry late Commissioners of Excise and others before 25 Dec. 166032,6056
and on divers late Subcommissioners and Farmers of Excise, and on Sir Stephen Evance, late Commissioner21,22013
53,82602
and depending on the Commissioners:
for money imprested to the Cashier
50000
for money arising out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise before 1 Aug. 1714731111
for ditto out of ditto before 29 Sept. 17152330
for ditto out of ditto since 29 Sept. 171510,27910
for ditto out of the Additional 9d. for 99 years3,11894
for ditto out of the Additional 9d. for 16 years, continued3,865710¼
for ditto out of the Additional or Bank 9d.3,1189
for ditto out of the Additional 3d.1,5379
for ditto out of the Duty on Low Wines1,892111¾
for ditto out of the Duty on Low Wines to 24 March 1705–6 (½d.), the Additional or Double 9d. to 24 July 1692 (9½d.) and the Duty of 2s. a gallon on Brandy (1¼d.)0011¼
24,618010¾
£78,4441
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: MALT DUTIES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 1 [A.O.1/1080/739/1].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Receipts: the whole produce of the Duty on Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry in England etc. within the time of this Accompt:
Gross produce of the Country Inland Collections:
for Malt at 6d. a bushel
686,417172
for cyder at 4s. a hogshead13,78714
compounders4,2240
the King's part of fines366143
interest on bills of exchange returned and protest510
surcharges from the Examiner's Office, London10
malt illegally disposed of by a compounder8100
704,4916
gross produce in London port:
for malt at 6d. a bushel
21730
for cyder at 4s. a hogshead4133
for mum at 10s. a barrel2185
4401
gross produce in London:
for malt at 6d. a bushel
746710¼
for cyder at 4s. a hogshead1,2450
surcharges in cyder ledger00
1,991810¾
gross produce in the Outports:
mum at 10s. a barrel
52510½
cyder at 4s. a hogshead3314
860
London fines6220
(total produce as above 707,070l. 19s.d.)
Over-balances, detailed by Collectors and places2571311½
money added proper to Arrear Accompt, being overpaid on this General Accompt18514
total charge and receipts£707,5148
Discharge.
salaries, etc.:
to sundry Collectors in the Country
39,99210
for riding charges in Country Collections2,216130
taxes assessed on Officers2,007183
incident charges disbursed by Collectors, etc.7241910½
charges in returning money to London40401
paid poundage in the Outports669
incidents in London port100
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, John Whetham and John Brougham, four Commissioners, for travelling to view195011¼
45,54895
allowances for malt and cyder exported, overcharges and by Justices' Warrants:
allowed for malt and cyder exported as by debentures
40,836180
allowed as by Justices' Warrants2,17710
allowed for mum overentered in London port019
allowed for cyder overcharged there757
43,0901510¾
(total allowed as above 88,639l. 5s.d.)
ready money received and particularly-accompted for313,18119
total payments and allowances£401,82145
and so remains305,6933
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry malsters etc. in the Country26 55018
and remaining due from sundry malsters etc. in London206
and remaining due from sundry Country Collectors2,58716
29,14015
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands9,99916
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, for cash received after Midsummer 1716266,06811
ditto on the accompts of sundry Collectors in the Outports, for ditto6818
ditto on accompt of London port (22l. 18s. 9d.) and on accompt of sundry malsters etc. in London (392l. 3s.d.), received after Midsummer 17164152
276,5528
£305,6933
Declared 29 February 1719–20.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MALT: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 120 [A.O.1/916/120].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands out of the following:
out of the Duty on Malt etc. commencing 24 June 1715, none, this being the first Accompt
nil
out of ditto to 23 June 17155,55218
out of ditto to 23 June 17142351
out of ditto to 23 June 171322732
out of ditto to 23 June 17125081410¾
out of ditto to 23 June 171116018
out of ditto to 23 June 17103101
out of ditto to 23 June 170300
out of ditto on Sweets for 99 years from 25 March 1707235
out of the Old Duty on Malt and Leather (determined 20 July 1699 and 20 April 1700 respectively)00
6,52764
and remaining upon Thomas Tresham, a late Officer of Excise [as in previous Accounts]68290
Receipts: money received out of the various Duties on Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry within the time of this Account:
out of the Duty on Malt commencing 24 June 1715
323,18115
out of ditto to 23 June 1715220,24093
out of ditto to 23 June 17142747
out of ditto to 23 June 1713490
out of ditto to 23 June 171230318
out of ditto to 23 June 1711, 1710 and 1707217
out of the Duty on Sweets2291111¾
544,281195
total charge and receipts£551,491149
Discharge.
Salaries etc.:
Sir Basil Dixwell, bt., Auditor for the Duty on Malt etc.; three quarters to Ladyday 1716
4500
Thomas Sidney, Comptroller for this Duty; and for his Deputy and two clerks; year to Ladyday 171614000
the Assistant Accomptants, Clerk of Securities, Correspondents etc., detailed70680
the Chief Examiner of the Country Officer's books and other Examiners; the Receivor and two Billmen, the Doorkeeper for salary paid to Examiners; and the Receivors General64314
the Auditor, for an additional clerk; the widow of Edward Lerpiniere, Deputy Auditor; Edward Pauncfort, late Cashier, for a clerk; John Bridges, late ditto, for ditto10150
1,6367
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others, detailed3,01965
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes
16926
John Bridges, late Cashier, for Exchequer fees etc.119126
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for ditto311810½
3201310½
payments for overbalances:
on the Duty to 23 June 1710
3101
on ditto to 23 June 171210817
on ditto to 23 June 1715519
19166
payments for cyder overcharged and for sweets overcharged818
payments for malt exported:
on the Duty from 24 June 1715
1,111126
on ditto to 23 June 171587976
on ditto to 23 June 1714122196
2,113196
(total for overbalances and exports etc. 2,314l. 4s.d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Duty commencing 24 June 1715
309,33326
out of arrears of ditto to 23 June 1715222,653190
out of ditto of ditto to 23 June 1712701116
out of ditto of ditto to 23 June 17111281910
out of the Duty on Sweets for 99 years from 25 March 17072292
533,04615
total payments and allowances£540,3377
and so remains11,1547
whereof depending on Thomas Tresham, for money paid by his fraudulent procurement to a wrong hand68290
and on the Commissioners:
out of the Malt Duties from 23 June 1715
9,99916
out of ditto to 23 June 17153119
out of ditto to 23 June 171414983
out of ditto to 23 June 17132763
out of ditto to 23 June 17122310¼
out of the Duty on Sweets from 25 March 1707126
out of the Duty on Malt to 20 July 169900
out of the Leather Duty to 20 April 170000
10,47118
£11,1547
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: HOPS: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 5 [A.O.1/1080/739/5].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

1 August 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money, received in part of the produce of the Duty on Hops to 31 July 17152,142123
remaining due from sundry hop-planters in the country Collections1,5990
resting due from sundry present Country Collectors12115
3,863711¾
Receipts: the whole Produce of the Duty on Hops in England etc., 1 Aug. 1715 to 24 June 171644,98165
Overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places10416
and proper to the succeeding General Accompt5000
total charge and receipts£48,9991010½
Discharge.
Overbalances due to Country Collectors281
salaries etc.:
salaries to Collectors etc. in the Country
1,1040
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc.11084
charges of returning money to London20011½
1,23410
allowances for exports and by Justices' Warrants:
allowed for hops exported
1,335147
allowed as by Justices Warrants in the Country12125
1,34870
(total allowed as above 2,582l. 17s.d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for39,07313
total payments and allowances£41,68411
and so remains7,31419
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry hop-planters etc. in the Country2,64687
and remaining due from sundry Country collectors23610¼
2,66915
resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands1,150149
ditto on accompt of sundry Collectors, for money received after 24 June 17163,494811
4,64538
£7,31419
Declared 22 April 1723.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: HOPS: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 121 [A.O.1/916/121].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as at the end of the last preceding Cash Accompt289311
Receipts: money received out of the Duty on Hops:
for the Duty from 1 June 1711
2,53518
for the Duty from 1 Aug. 171537,399510
39,9354
total charge and receipts£40,2248
Discharge.
Salaries for half a year to Ladyday 1716:
Anthony Cossens and John Tooker, Accomptants General, 20l.; Henry Wilcox, Assistant Accomptant 30l.; Richard Bennett, Assistant to the Clerk of the Securities 20l.; the Auditors' clerk 6l.; the Comptroller's clerk 6l.; John, Lord Delawarr and Edward Pauncfort, Receivors General, for themselves and clerks (from 8 Dec. 1715) 5l. 10s. 4d.
87104
payments to tradesmen and others, detailed; Michaelmas 1714 to Ladyday 1716436311¼
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes 21l.; Exchequer charges 3l. 12s. 1d.; the Comptroller's and Auditor's clerks 47l. 5s. 4d.; Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for a clerk 35l. 7s.d.; John Bridges, late Cashier, for ditto, 9l. 16s.d.
1171
payments upon debentures for hops exported1,6105
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Duty from 1 June 1711
798193
out of the Duty from 1 August 171536,023133
(total paid into the Exchequer 36,822l. 12s. 6d.)
total payments and allowances£39,07313
and so remains1,150149
whereof depending on Gervas Clarke, doorkeeper, for money imprested for incident charges10000
and on the Commissioners1,050149
£1,150149
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CANDLES: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 2 [A.O.1/1080/739/2].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining due in nett money, received in part of the produce of the Duties on Candles to 24 June 171512,3404
remaining due from sundry tallow chandlers etc. in the several Country Collections78460
ditto from ditto in London6865
and resting due from sundry present Country Collectors45311¾
13,238011¼
Receipts: the whole Produce of the Duties on Candles, 24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716 in England, Wales and Berwick on Tweed:
the produce of the whole revenues of Candles in the Country Collections
89,13135
ditto within London, Westminster and the Bills of Mortality41,7595
130,8908
Overbalances (including 7l. 6s. 9d. applied to the accompt of Humphrey Thomas, late Collector in Hants. Collection, on his misclaiming salary in the Soap Accompt for 1715), detailed by Collectors and places1773
total charge and receipts£144,30513
Discharge.
Overbalances due to several Country Collectors13515
salaries, etc:
to sundry Country Collectors etc.
7,58512
for riding charges, Sheffield Collection2540
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc.21018
taxes assessed on Officers37773
charges in returning money to London4513
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Mountagu, John Whetham and John Brougham, four Commissioners, for travelling charges7217
8,31712
allowances for exports, by Justices Warrants and for overcharges:
allowed to persons in the Country the Duty of candles exported as by debentures
1,54614
allowed for as per Warrants of Justices in the Country21011
allowed the Duty overcharged in London1113
1,560610¾
(total allowed as above 9,877l. 19s.d.)
ready money received and particularly accompted for120,3317
total payments and allowances£130,345111¼
and so remains13,96011
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry tallow chandlers etc. in the Country76512
ditto ditto in London9612
and resting due from sundry Country Collectors13811
1,000168
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands79413
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 17168,5286
ditto on accompt of sundry tallow chandlers etc. in London, ditto3,4941
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, ditto proper to Accompt ended 24 June 171512643
ditto on accompt of sundry tallow chandlers etc. in London, ditto, proper to Accompts ended 24 June 1712, 1713, 1714 and 17151212
part of a candle bill ‘writ of’ to calicoes 15 Sept. 1714 (11s.d.) and cash due from George Richmond, Collector of Wales Middle (3l. 5s.d.)3167
12,95914
£13,96011
Declared 29 February 1719–20.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: CANDLES: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 123 [A.O.1/916/123].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as at the end of the last preceding Cash Accompt1,2241010¼
Receipts: money received out of the Duties upon Candles within the time of this Accompt:
on Candles commenced 1 May 1710
2,6255
on ditto 25 March 171159,91514
on ditto 1 June 171557,29412
on accompt of London fines65180
119,9019
total charge and receipts£121,12605
Discharge.£s.d.£s.d.
Salaries to the Officers, clerks and others:
Isaac Hide, Accomptant General; year to Ladyday 1716
7000
Thomas Wyvill, Accomptant for London and the Country: same time97100
assistant accomptants, clerks, doorkeeper, examiners etc., detailed2,67813
2,8463
(the above is charged as follows: to the Duty from 1 May 1710 138l. 13s.d.; to ditto from 25 March 1711 1,423l. 1s.d.; to ditto from 1 May 1715 1,284l. 8s.d.)
payments to tradesmen and others for work and materials
1,69714
(the above is charged as follows: to the Duty from 1 May 1710 324l. 7s.d.; to ditto from 25 March 1711 848l. 17s.d.; to ditto from 1 May 1715 542l. 9s.d.)
payments by special Treasury Warrant:
Inferior Officers' taxes (out of the Duty from 1 May 1710 36l. 10s.; out of ditto from 25 March 1711 112l. 10s.; out of ditto from 1 May 1715 76l.)
22500
John Bridges, late Cashier, for Exchequer fees etc. (out of the Duty from 1 May 1710 8l. 4s.d.; out of ditto from 25 March 1711 15l. 17s.d.; out of ditto from 1 May 1715 4l. 17s.d.)2819
the Comptroller's and Auditor's clerks for their salaries (out of the Duty from 1 May 1710 100l. 18s. 8d.; out of ditto from 25 March 1711 94l. 10s. 8d.; out of ditto from 1 May 1715 3l. 12s.)19914
Edward Pauncfort, Cashier, for two clerks on this Duty and Hops, 7 June 1710 to 13 December 1714 (out of the Duty from 25 March 1711)194710½
John Bridges, late Cashier, for two clerks 14 Dec. 1714 to 7 Dec. 1715 (out of the Duty from 1 May 1710 8l. 5s.d.; out of ditto from 25 March 1711 21l. 7s. 11¾d.; out of ditto from 1 May 1715 13l. 2s.d.)421511¾
690411¾
payments for candles exported:
out of the Duty from 1 May 1710
23192
out of ditto from 25 March 17111321411
out of ditto from 1 May 171510591
26232
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
on the Duty on Candles from 1 May 1710
2,472135
on ditto from 25 March 171157,273110½
on ditto from 1 May 171555,02377
and in part of fines and penalties65180
114,835010½
£120,3317
and so remains79413
whereof depending on William Taylor, late doorkeeper, for money imprested to him for incident charges10000
and on John Gibbons, for the like5000
and on the Commissioners64413
£79413
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GILT AND SILVER WIRE AND STARCH: GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 4 [A.O.1/1080/739/4].

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money, received in part of the produce of the Duties on Gilt and Silver Wire to 24 June 17154,2313
remaining due from sundry Starch makers etc. in the Country Collections26918
ditto from ditto in London2211
and resting due from sundry present Country Collectors1813
4,54273
Receipts: the whole produce of the Duties on Gilt and Silver Wire and Starch, 24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716, in England etc.:
for the produce of British Starch growing Duty in the Country
3,86341
for ditto of the whole revenues of Gilt and Silver Wire within London, Westminster and Bills of Mortality12,6276
for cash repaid John Errington for allowances made by Justices Warrants whose judgments were reversed in the King's Bench121310
16,5034
Overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places26123
total charge and receipts£21,0723
Discharge.
Overbalances due to Collectors1987
salaries, etc.:
to sundry Collectors etc., for salaries in the Country
559
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc.2545
charges of returning money to London2120
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., a Commissioner, for his charges in travelling to view0100
831511¾
money accompted for in the General Accompt of Soap, etc., but proper to this Accompt00
allowances for exports etc.:
allowed for starch exported as by debentures
66138
allowed as by Justices' Warrants in the Country401511½
allowed the Duty of Starch overcharged in London334
1101211½
ready money received and particularly accompted for17,09515
total payments and allowances£17,30913
and so remains3,76210
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid of the Duty on Starch by sundry starchmakers in the Country2127
resting in arrear and unpaid by sundry starch makers in London2074
remaining due from sundry Country Collectors3251
45117
money resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands1771911½
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 17169221
ditto on accompt of sundry refiners and starch makers in London, received after 24 June 17162,21011
3,31013
3,76210
Declared 15 February 1720–21.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: GILT AND SILVER WIRE AND STARCH: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 122.

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as at the end of the last preceding Cash Accompt2873
Receipts: money received out of the Duties upon Gold and Silver Wire and Starch within the time of this Accompt:16,98611
total charge and receipts£17,27315
Discharge.£s.d.£s.d.
Salaries, etc. of the several clerks and under officers:
Midsummer 1715
87163
Michaelmas 17158612
Xmas 171587199
Ladyday 171610315
and for the Comptrollers', Auditors' and Cashiers' clerks382
4046
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others1936
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes; one and a half years to Ladyday 1716
291810¼
John Bridges, late Cashier, for Exchequer fees etc.914
39134
allowance for gilt and silver wire exported1,87913
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates (including 2l. 10s. for part of fines and penalties)14,57815
total payments and allowances£17,09515
and so remains1771911½
whereof depending upon the Commissioners1771911½
Declared 3 July 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SOAP, PAPER ETC.. GENERAL ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1080, ROLL 739, PART 3 [A.O.1/1080/739/3]

The Commissioners and Governors of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in nett money, received in part of the produce of the Duties on Soap etc. to 24 June 171535,7404
remaining due from sundry soap boilers etc. in the Country Collections8,169211
ditto from ditto in London1,7893
resting due from sundry Country Collectors190184
45,8898
Receipts: the whole produce of the Duties on Soap etc., 24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716 in England etc.:
the growing Duty of Soap, Paper, ‘Callicoes’ and Starch within London, Westminster and the Bills of Mortality
123,74219
ditto in the several Country Collections93,6784
217,421311
added to cash the fractional parts less than ¼d. overpaid (1¼d.), more overpaid proper to Candle Duty (11s.d.), a drawback on ‘Callicoes’ overpaid (10s.), a repayment to John Errington, Collector of Derby Collection for allowances by Justices' Warrants whose judgments were reversed in the King's Bench (12l. 13s. 10d.) and more proper to Gold and Silver Wire and Starch Duty (6¼d.)1315
Overbalances, detailed by Collectors and places25416
total charge and receipts£263,57943
Discharge.
Overbalances on preceding Accompts21816
salaries etc.:
to Collectors etc., for salaries in the Country
2,9598
taxes assessed on Officers125130
incident charges disbursed by Collectors etc.1570
charges of returning money to London1317
Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, bt., Christopher Montagu, John Whetham and John Brougham, four Commissioners, for travelling charges to view609
3,3168
allowances for exports, soap consumed, by Justices' Warrants, in the country, Over-entries and overcharges in London:
allowed the Duties of Soap, Paper, Callicoes etc. exported as by debentures
1,1716
allowed to persons in the Country for soap consumed in the Woollen manufactures (one third of the Old Duty and the whole Additional Duty)7,21512
allowed for overcharges as by Justices' Warrants in the Country96511¼
allowed for overcharges in London4514
allowed for arrears on the Duty on ‘Callicoes’ in London discharged by the Commissioners' Orders1,38817
allowed cash overpaid, proper to Candles, from the preceding year's Accompt011
9,918711¾
ready money received and particularly accompted for197,7103
total payments and allowances£211,16317
and so remains52,415611¾
whereof remaining in arrear and unpaid by sundry makers etc. in the Country7,58511
ditto by ditto in London58965
and resting due from sundry Country Collectors30521
8,4800
and resting to be accompted for by the Commissioners for cash in the Cashier's hands6,1261911¾
ditto on accompt of sundry Country Collectors, received after 24 June 171618,9431711
ditto on accompt of sundry Soapmakers etc. in London, received after 24 June 171618,864811¼
43,93569
£52,415611¾
Declared 15 February 1720–21.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: EXCISE: SOAP, PAPER ETC.: CASH ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 916, ROLL 124 [A.O.1/916/124].

The Governors and Commissioners of Excise.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Commissioners' hands as at the end of the previous Accompt2,06512
Receipts: money received out of the Duties on Soap etc. within the time of this Accompt:
soap etc. commenced 10 June 1712
119,96515
ditto commenced 2 Aug. 171481,799176
Received back for a drawback on calicoes overpaid out of Duty commenced 10 June 1712100
money received on accompt of London fines579
201,7711011¼
total charge and receipts£203,83738
Discharge.
Salaries to the several clerks and others:
Midsummer quarter 1715
5917
Michaelmas 171564019
Xmas 1715654121
Ladyday 17167164
more to the same by special Warrants3898
2,9921110
(out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 1,875l. 1s.d. out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 1,117l. 10s.d.)
payments to tradesmen, artificers and others:
Xmas quarter 1714
30552
Ladyday quarter 17151912
Midsummer quarter 17151926
Michaelmas quarter 171528564
Xmas quarter 1715226103
Ladyday quarter 171621916
1,4207
(out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 807l. 4s.d.; out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 613l. 2s.d.)
payments by special Treasury Warrants:
Inferior Officers' taxes, half year to Ladyday 1715; ditto, year to Ladyday 1716; (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 105l. 0s.d.; out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 71l. 5s. 5d.)
1766
paid by John Bridges, late Cashier, for Exchequer fees etc., 20 Dec. 1714 to 6 Dec. 1715 (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 24l. 15s. 1d. out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 16l. 16s.d.)4111
2171710¼
payments to several persons for soap, paper, etc., exported (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 2,924l. 6s.d. out of the ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 2,923l. 15s.d.)5,8481
allowance for soap consumed in the woollen manufactures (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 652l. 12s. 5d.; out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 760l. 10s.d.) and for overcharges (out of the Duty from 10 June 1712 46l. 15s.d.; out of ditto from 2 Aug. 1714 2s.d.)1,460011½
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates:
out of the Duty from 10 June 1712
110,81484
out of ditto from 2 Aug. 171474,9518
fines and penalties adjudged against soap boilers579
185,7714
total payments and allowances£197,7103
and so remains6,1261911¾
whereof depending on Gervas Clarke for money imprested for incident charges30000
and on John Gibbons for the like5000
and on the Commissioners5,7761911¾
£6,1261911¾
Declared 3 July 1718.