Declared Accounts
Hawkers and Pedlars


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'Declared Accounts: Hawkers and Pedlars', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25: 1711 (1952), pp. CDXXXIV-CDXXXV. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Hawkers and Pedlars

PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 1736 [E351/1736]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1424 ROLL 15 [A.O.1/1424/15].
SAMUEL ATKINSON, JOHN HENLEY and THOMAS EARSBY, Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars and Petty Chapmen.
24 June 1710 to 24 June 1711.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of these Accomptants upon the foot of their last Accompt1256
depending upon several persons as upon the foot of the said Accompt1,642164
Receipts: money arising within the time of this Accompt for Licences under the Act 9 & 10 Wm. III [9 Wm. III, c. 27] continued by that 5 Anne [6 Anne, c. 2]:
for 2,183 licences granted between Midsummer 1710 and Midsummer 1711 at 4l. each8,73200
for licences for travelling with 141 horses at 4l. each horse56400
for 2,043 foot licences at 12d. each10230
for 140 licences for travelling with 141 horses at 2s. each licence1400
for 46 bonds for securing the latter moiety of the Duty at 12d. each bond260
total charge and receipts11,18211
Samuel Atkinson, John Henley and Thomas Earsby, Commissioners30000
Culverwell Needler, Solicitor5000
four clerks, named20000
Thomas Wells, Riding Surveyor General20000
four Riding Surveyors, named40000
three London Surveyors, named15000
messenger and arrears, etc.20500
allowances for prompt payments:
for prompt payment of 4,266l. being the latter moiety of the Duty arising by 2,133 licences at 2s. in the £1426120
for ditto of 280l. for the latter moiety of the duty of 140 horses (139 licences) at the same rate2800
necessary and incident charges and disbursements, detailed61310
(total for salaries, prompt payments and incidents 2,573l. 2s. 8½d.)
money paid into the Exchequer by dates6,52500
total payments and allowances£9,0982
and so remains 2,084l. 9s. 1d.
whereof depending on sundry persons in arrears for their licences or for the value of bonds not yet answered:
for the year ending Midsummer 1698: Samuel Jones of Brecknock 4l. 1s. 6d.; these Accomptants for bonds 373l. 9s. 0d.377106
for the year ending Midsummer 1699:
these Accomptants for bonds198150
ditto 1700: ditto306180
ditto 1701: ditto251100
ditto 1702: ditto51150
ditto 1703: ditto2776
ditto 1704: ditto16106
ditto 1705: ditto24100
ditto 1706: ditto600
ditto 1707: ditto16100
ditto 1708: ditto2500
ditto 1709: ditto2000
ditto 1710: ditto4400
ditto 1711: ditto50150
William Batchellor, a Riding Surveyor, for money by him received260114
James Mackburney, another Officer, ditto3300
Peter Crank and Philip Sanderson, Officers, for money by them received6421811
and upon the sureties of Edward Gregory, a deceased Riding Surveyor3556
and so the Accomptants are in surplusage.30482
Declared 24 August 1714.