Declared Accounts
Wine Licences


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William A. Shaw and F. H. Slingsby (editors)

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'Declared Accounts: Wine Licences', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. CDXXVIII-CDXXIX. URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Wine Licences


PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 3189 [E351/3189] (fn. 1)

No Audit Office Roll.

Robert Lowndes, Daniel Dering, Richard Plumpton, William George Cresset and Charles Greenwood, Commissioners for granting Licences to sell Wine.

Two years to Xmas 1717.

Arrears: money remaining in the Accomptants' hands none, they being in Surplusagenil.
but depending in super upon several persons for rent of licences, compositions, money imprested etc.10,70982
Receipts: the produce of the Revenue of Wine licences granted within the time of this Accompt:
divers persons in England, Wales and Berwick-on-Tweed for the rent of their licences:
in the year 1716
in the year 17177,15200
compositions from those who elapsed the time for taking out licences:
in the year 1716
in the year 171727000
Voluntary Charge: surcharge for money received within the time of this Accompt for licences granted in former years, also for licences granted in former years but not then fully charged and for overpayments, detailed (William Gilman of Amersham co. Bucks; William Wood of Bewdley, co. Worc.; William Morton of Tamworth, co. Warwick; Alexander Pilford of Farnham co. Surrey; John Bowdage of Taunton, co. Somerset; John Cary of Brackley, co. Northtn; Charles Morton of Exeter, co. Devon; John Glover of Hertford; Richard Haywood of New Molton, co. York; William Gerrard of Sir George's, co. Surrey; Robert Butler of Antham, co. Oxford; Jeremiah Woolfe of Beiles, co. Suffolk)12150
total charge and receipts£25,1981611
Surplusage due at the foot of the last Accompt5386
salaries etc. for two years to Xmas 1717:
Robert Lowndes, Daniel Dering, Richard Plumpton, William George Cresset and Charles Greenwood, Commissioners
Thomas Hancock, Comptroller40000
William Walker, Secretary16000
Edmond Townley, Cashier16000
Amos Callard, Clerk of the Contracts10000
John Butler, Clerk of the Bonds8000
messengers etc., named18416
incidents, detailed1,0966
Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee14000
repayment to John Hacknet of Tiverton0150
(total for salaries and incidents 5,321l. 17s. 9d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates7,00000
total payments and allowances£12,8604
and so remains12,33812
whereof depending for arrears of rent and for composition money for the year to Xmas 1702 (arranged by Counties, under fines and compositions separately; names of licensees and places given)40550
for ditto to Xmas 1703 (ditto)387100
for ditto to Xmas 1704 (ditto)26582
for ditto to Xmas 1705 (ditto)26850
for ditto to Xmas 1706 (ditto)328113
for ditto to Xmas 1707 (ditto)37213
for ditto to Xmas 1708 (ditto)27300
for ditto to Xmas 1709 (ditto)31400
for ditto to Xmas 1710 (ditto)407100
for ditto to Xmas 1711 (ditto)35889
for ditto to Xmas 1712 (ditto)49200
for ditto to Xmas 1713 (ditto)37900
for ditto to Xmas 1714 (ditto)31176
for ditto to Xmas 1715 (ditto)37450
for ditto to Xmas 1716 (ditto)80500
for ditto to Xmas 1717 (not detailed)6,532100
and depending for money advanced for horse hire and riding charges and for buying wine of such persons as retail them without licence, in order to return them on Richard Booker, Clerk of the Contracts, 40l.; on Henry Hyde, Messenger (in the Northern Counties), 10l.; on Richard Butler, another (in the Western Counties), 20l.; on John Penson and Thomas Nicholls, two others, 40l.; on James Pattison and William Aiskell, two others, 40l.; on Thomas Wells, another, 40l.; and on Thomas Mills, another, 20l.21000
and so the Accomptants are in Surplusage
Declared 29 February 1719–20.


1 The Roll is slightly defective on the right from damp so that the figures for pence are sometimes illegible.