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Probates of Wills, and Letters of Accident Policy.- Premium not $. d.
Administration.
exceeding 2s.6d.

0 1
WITH A WILL.
WITHOUT A
not exceeding 5s.

0 3 Above the

WILL. For every additional 58. ....... 03 value of and under £ £ £ $ £ s.

MARINE INSURANCES.
20
50

0 10

Where the premium or considera.
50
100

tion for such insurance does not
20 100 0 10

exceed the rate of 10s. per cent.
100 200 2

3
on the sum insured

03 200 300 5

Excdg. 10s, and not ex. 20s. per ct. 0 6 300 450 8

Exceeding 20s, and not exceeding 450 600 11

30s. per cent..

1 0 600 800 15

Exceeding 30s. and not exceeding 800 1,000 22

40s. per cent.

2 0 1,000 1,500 30

Exceeding 40s. and not exceeding 1,500 2,000 40 60

3 0

50s. per cent. 2,000 3,000 50

75
Exceeding 50s. per cent. ..

4 0 3,000 4,000 60

90

If the separate interests of two or 4,000 5,000 80

120 5,000 6,000

more persons be insured by one
100
150

policy, the duties to be charged 6,000 7,000 120

180

for each. 7,000 8,000

210
Charter party..

5 0 8,000 9,000 160

240 9,000 10,000

Any other lawful insurance when
180
270

the premium shall not exceed Continuing to increase according to amount.

20s. per cent. on the sum inAgreement or minute, or memorandum of an agreement, for any matter of the value of 51, or up

sured, for every £100.

2 6 wards, not otherwise

charged, nor specially exempt- Exceeding 20s. per cent.,for every ed from stamp duty, together with every schedule,

5 0 receipt, or other matter endorsed on or affixed thereto, ed., with a progressive duty of 6d. for every 1080

Debentures. words,

Debenture or Certificate for Draw-
Powers of Attorney.

back on Goods exported :
For the sale, transfer, or accept- £. 8. d. Where the Drawback to be received
ance of receipt of any of the

shall not exceed £10...

1 0 Government stocks not exceed

2

Exceeding £10 and not exceedg. £50 6 ing 201. of stock, or the receipt

Exceeding £50 .....

5 0 of dividends not exceeding 101. 0 5 0 Made by any petty officer, sea.

Stamps are also now used instead of payments by

fees in proceedings in Bankruptcy and Insolvency, man, or marine, for the receipt

in the High Court of Admiralty, in all proceedings of prize-money

0 1 0 in Chancery, in Probate Coyrt, and Divorce Court. For the receipt of wages .....

1 0 0

DUTIES ON LEGACIES AND ON SUCCESFor any other purpose

1 10 0

SION TO REAL PROPERTY And for every 1,080 words be

Of the Value of 201. or upwards, out of Peryond the tirst 1,080..

0 10 0

sonal Estate, or charged upon Real Estate, Articles of Clerkship. Articles of Clerkship to

&c.; and upon every share of Residue :At

To a child or parent, or any lineal detorney or Proctor in England

scendant or ancestor of the deceased, 11. per or Ireland..

80 0 0

cent.—To a brother or sister, or their de. PLATE.

scendants, 31. per cent.--To an uncle or Made in Great Britain or Ireland,

aunt, or their descendants, 5l. per cent.–To for every ounce, and so on in

a great uncle or great aunt, or their deproportion for any greater or

scendants, 6l. per cent.--To any other rela. less quantity,

tion, or any stranger in blood, 101. per cent. Gold..

017 0

-Legacy to husband or wife, exempt.
Silver..................... 0 1 6

SPOILED STAMPS.
LIFE INSURANCES.

The days for claiming the allowance at SomerPolicy of Insurance made upon any life,

set-house, are Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from

12 to 2 o'clock, on Saturdays, from 10 to 12; and or upon any event or contingency de- at Gresham House, Old Broad-street, on Tuesdays pending upon any life

and Thursdays from 11 to 2. Sea policy claims are Where the amount named shall

examined there Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,

between 11 and 2 o'clock. not exceed £25-3d. Exceeding £25, and not exceeding £500, for every £50-—6d.

ASSESSED TAXES. Exceeding £500 and not £1,000

Duties on Male Servants. 1s. for every £100

For every Servant 18 years of £. s. di Exceeding £1,000—10s. for every

age or upwards

1 1 0 £1,000

under 18 years of age 0 10 6 Policy of Insurance from loss or

Waiters in taverns

1 1 0 damage by Fire

0 1 0 Under Gardeners and GameAnd for every £100 insured for a

keepers, each...

0 10 6 year, and for any fractional part

Servants let to hire 18 years of age 1

1 0 of £100, annually, per cent... 03 0

under

0 10 6 to each Month, or one Farthing to each Week.

..........

Or fractional part thereof.

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INHABITED HOUSE DUTY. Ponies or Mules kept for other purposes, £. $. d.

each.....

0 5 3 On every inhabited dwelling house, of Any Rector, Vicar, or Curate, Teacher, or the value of 201. per an. or upwards

Preacher, Roman Catholic Priest, PhyIf used for the sale of goods, as a shop

sician, Surgeon or Apothecary, and Dis

senting Minister, for one horse for the or warehouse, the shop or warehouse

purpose of riding, or drawing a taxable being on the ground floor; or for the carriage, provided such persons respecretail sale of beer, wines or spirits ; tively shall not keep more than one

horse.....

.........

0 10 6 or if occupied by a tenant or farm servant for husbandry purposes only,

Farmers entitled to keep and use one horse

for riding, or drawing a taxable carriage 0 10 6 for every 20s, of annual value—the Horses used by market gardeners, solely in their sum of

6d. business, are exempt from duty. If occupied for any other purposes,

Husbandry horses, occasionally used in drawing

9d. for every 20s. of annual value .....

burdens, or occasionally used or let for drawing for hire or profit, are exempt, if not used for drawing

any carriage chargeable with duty. ON CARRIAGES WITH FOUR WHEELS. If drawn by two or more Horses £. s. d.

For one horse ridden by bailiffs,

shepherds, or herdsmen ...... 0 10 6 or Mules

3 10 0 one Horse or Mule 2 0 0

ON DOGS.

For every Dog of whatever description... 0 12 0 ON CARRIAGES WITH FOUR WHEELS Dogs wholly kept and used in the care of Of less diameter than 30 inches.

sheep or cattle are exempt, if not a

Greyhound, Hound, Pointer, Terrier, If drawn by two or more Ponies or

Setting Dog, Spaniel, or Lurcher. Mules less than 13 handsin height 1 15 0 Hounds, where 66 or more are kept ...... 89 12 0

one Pony or Mule 1 0 0 Greyhounds, where 15 or more are kept .. 900 WITH LESS THAN FOUR WHEELS.

Persons wearing Hair-powder, 11. 3s. 6d. If drawn by two or more Horses

Persons using Armorial Bearings, 21. 12s. 9d. or Mules

2 0 0

If charged for any carriage, at 31. 108. ; one Horse or Mule 0 15 0

other persons, 13s. 2d. one Pony or Mule

Horse-dealers-London..... £27 10 0 less than 13 hands in height 0 10 0

elsewhere 13 15 0 And where such Carriages

Half of shall be kept and used solely

GAME DUTY (see page 92).

the above for the purpose of being let

Duties.

STAGE COACH DUTIES. for hire without horses

id. per mile is payable besides the licence CARRIAGES USED BY COMMON CAR- (p. 91),

RIERS, FOR THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS Duties on Passengers conveyed for hire by AND OCCASIONALLY OF PASSENGERS.

Carriages travelling upon Railways. Carriage with four wheels...... 2 6 8 51. per cent. on the gross amount of fares. less than four wheels 1 6 8

INCOME AND PROPERTY TAX. ON HORSES. Horses for riding or drawing Carriages

The duty is now 7d. in the pound; and charged with duty, exceeding the height

for occupiers of farms 3d. in the pound on of 13 hands, each

1 1 0 the rent, and 2td. in Scotland and Ireland. Other Horses or Mules exeeeding the height of 13 hands, each

A deduction of £60 a year to be allowed

0 10 6 Ponies or Mules not exceeding the height

from incomes below £200 a year, and baof 13 hands, kept for riding or drawing

lance taxed at 7d. in £1. The tax is only a taxable carriage, each

0 10 6'imposed for one year.

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RULE FOR CALCULATING INTEREST, at 5 per cent.
Multiply the Pounds by the Days, and divide the Product by 365. The Quotient gives

the Interest at 5 per cent. in Shillings.
TABLE TO CALCULATE WAGES AND OTHER PAYMENTS.

Y. Pr. M. Pr Week Pr. D. Y. Pr. M. Pr Week Pr. D. Y. Pr. M. Pr Week Pr. D.

1. I. s. d. z.

S. d. S. d. l. I. s. d. l. S. d. s. d. l. 2 s. d. l. S. d. S. d. 10 1 80 0 40 0110 18 40 4 2007 30/2 10 00 11 6 1 73 20 3 40 0 940 1121 0 00 4 74 0 8 403 6 80 15 4 2 24 310 5 00 1 1 0 2 131 1 80 4 110 8 5014 3 40 19 2 2 9 40 6 810 1

64 0 24141 3 40 5 410 93 605 001 3 043 34 510 8 410 111 0 34 151 5 00 5 9 0 10 70 5 16 81 6 10 3 10 60 10 00 2 341 0 4 161 6 80 6 140 101 806 13 41 10 81 4 43 70 11 80 2 840 4117 1 8 40 6 61 0 111 907 10 01 14 6 4 11 80 13 40 3 010 57181 10 0 0 6 1010 11100 8 6 811 18 435 53 90 15 00 3

54 0 6 191 11 810 7 3 1 01 1010 16 80 3 10 0 6 20 1 13 40 7 8 1 lý

If the Wages be Guineas instead of Pounds, for each Guinea add one Penny

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24 gr.

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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 1. MEASURE OF LENGTH. 4 Quarters= 1 Hundredweight (cwt.) 12 Inches 1 Foot

20 Cwt. =1 Ton
Feet
1 Yard

This weight is used in almost all com. 5Yards 1 Rod or Pole

mercial transactions, and in the common 40 Poles 1 Furlong

dealings of life. Furlongs = I Mile

The particular weights belonging to this 1 Degree of a Great

Division are as follow:-cwt. qr. Ib.
Miles

Circle of the

14 Pounds = 1 Stone= 0 0 14 Earth.

Used

2 Stone =1 Tod = 0 1 0 An inch is the smallest lineal measure

in the 6* Tod = 1 Wey= 1

2 14 to which a name is given, but subdivisions

Wool

2 Weys El Sack = 3 1 0 are used for many purposes. Among me.

Trade.

12 Sacks = 1 Last = 39 0 0 chanics, the inch is commonly divided into

DIVISION II.-TROY WEIGHT. eighths. By the officers of the revenue, and

24 Grains by scientific persons, it is divided into

= 1 Pennyweight tenths, hundredths, &c.

20 Pennywts. = 1 Ounce

=480

12 Ounces = 1 Pound =5760 Particular Measures of Length.

These are the denominations of Troy A Nail 21 Inches

used for

Weight when used for weighing gold, silver, Quarter = 4 Nails measuring

and precious stones (except diamonds). Yard 4 Quarters cloth of all

But Troy Weight is also used by Apothe. Eli

5 Quarters kinds. Hand

caries in compounding medicines, and by 4

{ used for height them the ounce is divided into 8 drams, and Inches

of horses. used in measur

the dram into 3 scruples, so that the scruple Fathom = 6

Feet

ing depths. is equal to 20 grains.
used in Land For scientific purposes the grain only is

Measure to faci.
Link

7 In. 92
litate computa-

used; and sets of weights are constructed
hdths.
tion of the con-

in decimal progression, from 10,000 grains

tent, 10 square Chain 100 Links

downwards to t60 of a grain.
chains being
equal to an acre.

The carat, used for weighing diamonds, 2. MEASURE OF SURFACE

is 34 grains. The term, however, when 144 Sq. Inches 1 Sq. Foot

used to express the fineness of gold, has a 9 Sq. Feet 1 Sq. Yard

relative meaning only. Every mass of 304 Sq. Yards 1 Perch or Rod alloyed gold is supposed to be divided into 40 Perches 1 Rood

24 equal parts; thus the standard for coin 4 Roods 1 Acre

is 22 carats fine, that is, it consists of 22 640 Acres 1 Sq. Mile

parts of pure gold, and 2 parts of alloy. 3. MEASURES OF SOLIDITY AND

5. ANGULAR MEASURE; CAPACITY.

OR, DIVISIONS OF THE CIRCLE.

60 Seconds = 1 Minute Division I.-SOLIDITY.

60 Minutes 1728 Cubic Inches = 1 Cubic Foot

= 1 Degree

30 Degrees 27 Cubic Feet = 1 Cubic Yard

= 1 Sign 90 Degrees

= 1 Quadrant Division II.-CAPACITY.

360 Degrees, or 12 Signs = 1 Circumference,

cúb. ins., 4 Gills = 1 Pint

343
nearly.

6. MEASURE OF TIME

60 Seconds 2 Pints 1 Quart

=l Minute

60 Minutes 4 Qts. 2772

1 Hour = 1 Gallon

24 Hours 2 Gall. = 1 Peck = 554)

= 1 Day 7 Days

= 1 Week 8 Gall. = 1 Bushel 2218

cub. feet

28 Days 8 Bush. = 1 Quarter

= 1 Lunar Month { nearly.

28, 29, 30, or 31 Days = 1 Calendar Month

12 Calendar Months = 1 Year 5 Qrs. =1 Load

51$ The four last denominations are used for

365 Days

= 1 Common Year

366 Days dry goods only. For liquids several deno.

= 1 Leap Year minations have been heretofore adopted,

In 400 Years, 97 are leap years, and 303

common. viz. :-For Beer, the Firkin of 9 Gallons, the Kilderkin of 18, the Barrel of 36, the

WEIGHT OF ENGLISH COINS.

Gold.
Hogshead of 54, and the Butt of 108 Galls.
Flour is sold nominally by measure, but

Sovereign

5 33

Half Sovereign actually by weight, reckoned at 7 Jbs. avoir

2 13 dupois to a gallon.

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dwt. gr.

Double Sovereign

10 63

Silver, 4. MEASURE OF WEIGHT.

Crown

18 4 4.11 DIVISION I.-AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT. Half Crown

9 2 2-11 273) Grains = 1 Dram = 2731 gr Florin

7 6 6-1) 6 Drams =1 Ounce

= 4371
Shilling

3 15 3.11 16 Ounces = 1 Pound (lb.) =7000 Sixpence

1 19 7-11 2 Pounds = 1 Quarter (gr.)

Fourpence

1 5 1.11

LONDON : PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

Companion to the Almanac;

OR,

YEAR-BOOK

OF

GENERAL INFORMATION

FOR

1864.

I.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON SUBJECTS OF MATHEMATICS, NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, CHRONOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FINE

ARTS, PUBLIC ECONOMY, &c.

II.

THE LEGISLATION, STATISTICS,
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS, AND CHRONICLE OF 1863.

LONDON:
KNIGHT AND CO., 90, FLEET STREET.

PRICE TWO SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE; OR, FOUR SHILLINGS

BOUND WITH THE BRITISH ALMANAC.

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