Declared Accounts
Hackney Coaches

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'Declared Accounts: Hackney Coaches', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. CDXXV-CDXXVI. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85273 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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Hackney Coaches

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: HACKNEY AND STAGE COACHES.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1327, ROLL 22 [A.O.1/1327/22].

Edward Wharton, Receiver General of the money arising by licensing Hackney Coaches and Chairs.

24 June 1715 to 24 June 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end of his last Accompt16160
and depending on sundry hackney coachmen in arrear for the rent of their licences and for the King's moiety of several forfeitures as at the foot of the said last Accompt.72500
Receipts: money arising and growing due and received by the Accomptant within the time of this Accompt:
for the rent of 800 hackney-coach licences at 5s. a week each
10,40000
for the King's moiety of six forfeitures at 5l. each1500
for ditto of fourteen forfeitures at 2l. each1400
for ditto of one forfeiture at 10s.050
10,42950
money arising by licensing and regulating hackney-chairs:
for the rent of 300 hackney-chair licences at 10s. per an. each
15000
for the King's moiety of two forfeitures at 2l. each200
15200
total charge and receipts£11,32310
Discharge.
Salaries, etc.:
John Way, Thomas Sutton and More Molyneux, three Commissioners; year to Midsummer 1716
30000
Daniel Blake and George Clerk, two more to 8 Oct. 1715; and Charles Barnard and John Idle, succeeding them, to Midsummer 171620000
Edward Wharton, Receiver: year to Midsummer 17166200
Charles Bolton, Register and Clerk; same time5000
Humphrey Wanley, Housekeeper and Surveyor, to Xmas 1715 and James Cooke, succeeding him, to Midsummer 17164000
George Edes and Richard Colton, Messengers; year to Midsummer 17168000
Edward Dickenson and William Kempe, Streetkeepers; same time7000
80200
rent:
Mrs. Joyce Collins for the Office in Surry Street in the Strand
3800
Peter Balslow, Doctor in Physick, for a house in George Street in York Buildings designed for a new Office; three quarters to Midsummer 171633150
71150
incident charges, detailed402134
taxes upon salaries5026
Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee1500
(total charges of managing this Revenue 1,341l. 10s. 10d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates:
on hackney coaches
8,80200
on hackney chairs15000
8,95200
total payments and allowances£10,2931010
and so remains1,029102
whereof depending on several hackney and stage-coachmen for arrears and for the King's moiety of forfeitures72500
[For details, see Vol. XXV, p. cdxxxiii; also Mary Whitehead, Joshua Dillon and Richard Seymour for the rent of three hackney-coach licences for Midsummer quarter 1715] and so this Accomptant is Indebted
Declared 19 January 1716–17.
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