Hawkers and Pedlars commissioners 1698-1810

A provisional list compiled by J C Sainty, February 2003

Introduction

This commission was established in 1698 (9 Will. III, c. 25) and abolished in 1810 when its functions were transferred to the commissioners of Hackney Coaches (50 Geo. III, c. 41). Appointments were made by treasury commission. The salaries were fixed at £100.

Chronological list of commissioners

  • 1698 24 June Atkinson, S.; Henley, J.; Davies, R. (CTB, xiii, 365).
  • 1702 23 June Atkinson, S.; Henley, J.; East, M. (CTB, xvii, 260).
  • 1708 8 May Atkinson, S.; Henley, J.; Earsby, T. (CTB, xx, 230).
  • 1714 26 July Atkinson, T.; Earsby, T.; Brown, F. (CTB, xxviii, 391).
  • 1715 15 June Townshend, G.; Bacon, M.; Brown, F. (CTB, xxix, 551).
  • 1717 7 Aug. Townshend, G.; Bacon, M.; Jervaise, T. (CTB, xxxi, 498).
  • 1718 22 Aug. Townshend, G.; Bacon, M.; Ayliffe, J. (CTB, xxxii, 540).
  • 1722 25 Jan. Bacon, M.; Ayliffe, J.; Attwood, J. (T 54/27 pp. 100-01).
  • 1723 5 June Bacon, M.; Ayliffe,. J.; Burton, J. (T 54/27 p. 441).
  • 1724 7 Mar. Burton, J.; Coode, B.; Wyvill, T. (T 54/28 p. 309).
  • 1727 11 July Coode, B.; Wyvill, T.; Luke, W. (T 54/30 pp. 388-9).
  • 1731 7 July Coode, B.; Luke, W.; Wyvill, C. (T 54/31 pp. 515-16).
  • 1733 6 Feb. Luke, W.; Charleton, F.; Lane, H. (CTBP 1731- 4, p. 517).
  • 1736 1 July Luke, W.; Lane, H.; Bland, R. (CTBP 1735-8, p. 287).
  • 1742 26 Jan. Luke, W.; Bland, R.; Medlycott, T. (CTBP 1742-5, p. 209).
  • 1742 24 Sept. Luke, W.; Bland, R.; Turner, J. (CTBP 1742-5, p. 220).
  • 1750 27 June Bland, R.; Turner, J.; Rock, S. (T 54/35 pp. 202-03).
  • 1759 10 Jan. Bland, R.; Turner, J.; Coates, C. (T 54/37 pp. 156-7).
  • 1760 21 Apr. Turner, J.; Coates, C.; Johnson, H. (T 54/37 pp. 392-3).
  • 1761 9 June Turner, J.; Coates, C.; Johnson, H. (T 54/38 pp. 142-3).
  • 1763 15 Feb. Turner, J.; Johnson, H.; Martin, S. (T 54/39 pp. 79-80).
  • 1765 23 July Turner, J.; Johnson, H.; Coates, C. (T 54/40 p. 7).
  • 1766 27 Feb. Turner, J.; Johnson, H.; Rigby, H. (T 54/40 pp. 234-5).
  • 1771 30 Apr. Turner, J.; Rigby, H.; Beaumont, P. (T 54/41 p. 213).
  • 1787 27 June Turner, J.; Rigby, H.; Poole, C. (T 54/45 pp. 201-02).
  • 1787 23 Aug. Rigby, H.; Poole, C.; Coker, R. (T 54/45 p. 202).

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Alphabetical list of commissioners

  • Atkinson, Samuel 24 June 1698-15 June 1715.
  • Attwood, John 25 Jan. 1722-5 June 1723.
  • Ayliffe, John 22 Aug. 1718-7 Mar. 1724.
  • Bacon, Montagu 15 June 1715-7 Mar. 1724.
  • Beaumont, Percival 30 Apr. 1771-4 June 1787. D. 4 June 1787 (GM (1787), lvii(1), 548).
  • Bland, Robert 1 July 1736-21 Apr. 1760.
  • Brown, Francis 26 July 1714-7 Aug. 1717.
  • Burton, John 5 June 1723-11 July 1727.
  • Charleton, Francis 6 Feb. 1733-1 July 1736.
  • Coates, Christopher 10 Jan. 1759-15 Feb. 1763; 23 July 1765-c. 27 Feb. 1766. Died by 27 Feb. 1766 (T 54/40 pp. 234-5).
  • Coker, Robert 23 Aug. 1787-1810. Office abolished 1810 (50 Geo. III, c. 41).
  • Coode, Benjamin 7 Mar. 1724-c. 6 Feb. 1733. Died by 6 Feb. 1733 (CTBP 1731-4, p. 517).
  • Davies, Robert 24 June 1698-23 June 1702.
  • Earsby, Thomas 8 May 1708-15 June 1715.
  • East, Michael 23 June 1702-8 May 1708.
  • Henley, John 24 June 1698-26 July 1714.
  • Jervaise, Thomas 7 Aug. 1717-22 Aug. 1718.
  • Johnson, Harry 21 Apr. 1760-c. 30 Apr. 1771. Died by 30 Apr. 1771 (T 54/41 p. 213).
  • Lane, Henry 6 Feb. 1733-26 Jan. 1742.
  • Luke, William 11 July 1727-27 June 1750.
  • Martin, Sparks 15 Feb. 1763-23 July 1765.
  • Medlycott, Thomas 26 Jan.-24 Sept. 1742.
  • Poole, Charles 27 June 1787-1810. Office abolished 1810 (50 Geo. III, c. 41).
  • Rigby, Humbo 27 Feb. 1766-1810. Office abolished 1810 (50 Geo. III, c. 41).
  • Rock, Samuel 27 June 1750-10 Jan. 1759.
  • Townshend, George 15 June 1715-25 Jan. 1722.
  • Turner, James 24 Sept. 1742-c. 23 Aug. 1787. Resigned by 23 Aug. 1787 (T 54/45 p. 202).
  • Wyvill, Christopher 7 July 1731-6 Feb. 1733.
  • Wyvill, Thomas 7 Mar. 1724-c. 7 July 1731. Died by 7 July 1731 (GM (1731), i, 308).

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References

C 66
Chancery patent rolls
CTB
Calendar of Treasury Books
CTBP
Calendar of Treasury Books and Papers
DNB
Dictionary of National Biography
GM
Gentleman's Magazine
HP
History of Parliament
HRC
Historical Register (Chronicle)
RK
Royal Kalendar
T 53
Treasury: warrants relating to money
T 54
Treasury: warrants not relating to money

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