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Declared Accounts: Mint

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26, 1712. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1954.

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Mint

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: WARDEN'S ACCOUNT.
No Pipe Office Roll.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1606, ROLL 93 [A.O.1/1606/93].
CRAVEN PEYTON, Warden of the Mint.
1 January 1711–12 to 31 December 1712.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining on the foot of the last Accompt nil
Receipts: money received of the Master of the Mint by way of imprest:
for defraying the salaries of such Officers of the Mint as are appointed and paid by the Warden 1,435 0 0
for the payment of several Artificers' Bills for repairs of buildings belonging to the Mint 389 2 0
for payment of the Warden's part of the diet and other extraordinary charges payable by him 180 7 0
total charge and receipts 2,004 9 0
Discharge. £ s. d.
Salaries:
the Warden and his clerk 440 0 0
Edward Philipps, Comptroller, and his clerk 340 0 0
Daniel Brattell, the Queen's Assay Master 220 0 0
William Evans, Surveyor of the Meltings and Clerk of the Irons 130 0 0
Hampton Haynes, Weigher and Teller 100 0 0
Henry Segar, Assistant Weigher 40 0 0
Edward Harley, Auditor 20 0 0
the late Auditor Maynwaring's Executrix and Thomas Foley, succeeding him 20 0 0
Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk and Clerk of the Papers 100 0 0
Peter Dallowe, Porter of the Mint 20 0 0
Dr. William Hawkins, Minister of the Chapel 4 0 0
Daniel Warren, Sexton 1 0 0
1,435 0 0
repairs:
John Ryalls for mason's work; Thomas Churchill for bricklayer's work; Richard Driver for carpenter's work; Gostwick Cox for plumber's work; Thomas Brettell for glazier's work; William Cooper for painter's work; Richard Broadbrooke for smith's work; Thomas Burdin for pavior's work 270 15 6
incident and necessary charges and disbursements, detailed 147 0 4
Officers' diet 21 13 2
total payments and allowances £1,874 9 0
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 130 0 0
Declared 12 August 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2118 [E351/2118].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1635, ROLL 274 [A.O.1/1635/274].
SIR ISAAC NEWTON, MASTER and Worker of Gold and Silver Moneys within the Mint, etc.
1 January 1711–12 to 31 December 1712.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the determination of the last Accompt 18,076 14 1
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 10 & 11 Anne, by way of imprest, in part of 10,000l. by privy seal of 13 March 1701–2 and royal warrant of 17 July, 10 Anne 2,632 5 10½
Michaelmas term 11 & 12 Anne, in further part of the same 1,419 10 11
total receipts 4,051l. 16s. 9½d.
total charge and receipts £22,128 10 10½
Discharge. £ s. d.
Fees and salaries to the Master and other Officers of the Mint, payable by the Indenture of the Mint:
Sir Isaac Newton, this Accomptant 500 0 0
ditto for an Under-Assaymaster 60 0 0
ditto for three clerks 120 0 0
ditto for a purveyor 20 0 0
John Brant, Engineer to the Mint 100 0 0
800 0 0
salaries payable by patents and other warrants, detailed, with names 795 0 0
charges of coining the gold and silver moneys:
waste and charges of coining 2,855 lb. of gold moneys at 6s. 6d. per lb. 927 17 6
ditto of coining 1,784 lb. 8 oz. of silver moneys at 16½d. per lb. 122 13 11
allowance of 1d. per lb. to the moneyers for the better and more exact sizing of the silver money and for the due proportion of small money 7 8
1,058 0
money put into the pyxbox: 187 guineas of gold at 21s. 6d.; 53s. of silver; with 2l. 2s. 4d. loss on assay 205 15 10
sundry necessary and incident charges:
Thomas Eastchurch for cast iron plates for the goldmelting furnaces; Richard Broadbrooke for smith's work; John Ryalls for mason's work; Thomas Churchill for bricklayer's work; James King for hardened bricks to line the furnaces; William King for 598 sacks of charcoal for the assay-office; Thomas Rivett for making copples, for copple-ashes, colouridge, parting glasses, nealing pots. etc.; John Cartlitch for water silver and aqua fortis; also for 44 lb. 4 oz. 6 dwt. 1 gr. of fine bar copper for alloy of gold at 3s. per lb. and for 69 lb. 5 oz. 1 dwt. of copper for alloy of silver at 18d. per lb.; also for refining 101 lb. 4 oz. 11 dwt. 18 gr. of gold at 5s. per lb. 194 12 8
Exchequer fees etc. (including 84l. for the Auditor's fee) 121 4 6
total allowances for payments and disbursements as above 3,174l. 13s. 1½d.
money imprested to the Warden of the Mint, for which he has accompted 2,004 9 0
money paid for recoinage in Scotland by Lord Treasurer's warrant of 21 March 1711–12 2,692 15
total payments and allowances £7,871 17 5
and so the said Accomptant is Indebted 14,256 13
Memorandum. The Accomptant is to be charged in the next Accompt after the opening of the Pyx with 875l. 12s. 9d. allowed for the years 1710 and 1711 and with a further 205l. 15s. 10d. allowed in this Accompt.
Memorandum. There being 18,076l. 14s. 1d. resting in the Accomptant's hands upon the foot of the preceding Accompt and he being indebted upon the foot of this Accompt 14,256l. 13s. 5½d., a Voluntary Charge ought to be exhibited in the succeeding Accompt of all Interest on Exchequer bills or tallies into which the said sums have at any time been converted.
Declared 12 August 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER OF MONEYS FOR BUYING TIN.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2139 [E351/2139].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1664, ROLL 445 [A.O.1/1664/1445].
The Final Accompt of ROBERT CORKER to 14 April 1712 will be found in Vol. XXV, p. cdxlv.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER OF MONEYS FOR BUYING TIN.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2140 [E351/2140].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1664, ROLL 446 [A.O.1/1664/446].
FRANCIS SCOBELL, Receiver and Paymaster of the Moneys for Buying Tin in Cornwall and Devon.
14 April 1712 to 25 December 1712.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: money remaining in the Accomptant's hands, none, this being his first Accompt nil
Receipts: received of Robert Corker, late Paymaster 6,184 12 10¾
money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter, 11 Anne, in part of 40,000l. for buying tin by privy seal of 8 August 9 Anne 38,800 0 0
Michaelmas term, 11 & 12 Anne, in full of the same 1,200 0 0
ditto, in part of 40,000l. by the same privy seal 16,000 0 0
56,000 0 0
total payments and allowances £62,184 12 10¾
Discharge.
money paid to sundry tinners in Cornwall for 1,199 tons 18 cwt. 2 qrs. 20 lb. stannary weight at 65s. per cwt. 77,994 18 5
paid to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for coinage duties on the above at 4s. per cwt. 4,799 10 10
paid the farmers of the Revenue of Postgroats 134 13 1
paid William Glynn, Deputy Assay Master 107 14 3
paid the Corporation of Truro for their allowance in lieu of their right to weigh tin 30 0 0
salaries, details given 1,360 5
incident charges; paid to Thomas Waddon, junior 423 15 1
total Cornwall 84,850 17
money paid to sundry tinners in Devon for 8 tons 8 cwt. 18 lb. stannary weight at 65s. per cwt. 530 1 10
paid the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for coinage duties of 12 tons 1 qr. 13 lb. at 1s. 6¾d. per cwt. 18 15
paid William Glynn for assaying 85 blocks at 3d. each 1 1 3
salaries (Andrew Quick and Hugh Pine) 290 0 0
incident expenses paid by Hugh Pine 14 13 4
total Devon 854 12
this Accomptant, his Deputies and clerks for their salary 23 Feb. 1711–12 to 25 Dec. 1712 416 2 6
the Auditor's fee; to Edward Harley 46 15 9
carriage of money within the time of this Accompt 49 11 1
stationery wares etc. 24 10 0
Treasury and Exchequer fees 41 17 6
total payments and allowances £86,284 6
and so this Accomptant is in Surplusage 24,099 13
Declared 2 November 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER'S ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2172 [E351/2172].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1667, ROLL 477 [A.O.1/1667/477].
JOHN ANSTIS, Receiver General of Monies arising by the Sale of Tin in Cornwall and Devon.
25 December 1711 to 25 December 1712.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in this Accomptant's hands at the determination of the last Accompt 1,304 1
ditto in tallies and orders on the Duties on Low Wines anno 1705 11,594 15
ditto ditto on the Half Subsidies annis 1707 and 1708 (received of Sir Henry Furnesse; including 33l. 7s. for interest due when the tallies were assigned him) 28,911 13 5
40,506 8
Receipts: money received for the Queen's use of several persons within the time of this Accompt for bar and block tin sold:
for 8,821 blocks of tin, weighing 25,695 cwt. 2 qrs. (less tare), sold by the Officers of the Mint 97,642 13 7
for 1,783 blocks of tin, weighing 5,312 cwt. 14 lbs., sold by the Agents in Cornwall 19,390 0 10
for 50 blocks of tin, weighing in merchants' weight 5 tons 19 cwt. 26 lb., sold at 74s. per cwt. (less 4l. for tare) by the Agent in Devon 437 3 4
money received at the Exchequer for interest due on several tallies, detailed 5,145 19 3
122,615 17 0
total charge and receipts £164,426 7
Discharge.
Allowance for freight of tin, incident charges and salaries:
freight; several masters of ships for freight from Cornwall to the Mint in the Tower of London 2,880 13 4
incident charges; Tobias Dixon for hire of porters etc. Xmas 1711 to Midsummer 1712, 180l. 3s.; several masters of ships for extraordinary expenses in hiring men to bring their ships from the Nore in the room of those imprested from them by Men of War, 32l.; Charles Rawson for stationery, 10l. 5s. 10d.; Tobias Dixon for hire of porters etc., Midsummer to Xmas 1712, 102l. 17s. 2d.; Thomas Westerne, purser of the Essex, for 157 iron hoops for securing tin on board the said ship, 6l. 10s. 10d.; this Accomptant for his charges etc. 29l. 15s. 6d.; the same for fees paid in passing the last Accompt of the Officers of the Mint for tin received, 9l. 7s. 10d.; the same for fees paid in passing his last Accompt and the last Accompt of the Agent for Devon, 35l. 3s. 10d. 406 4 0
salaries: Sir Isaac Newton and Craven Peyton 300l.; Edward Phillips, 150l.; Dr. John Francis Fauquiere, Assistant, 100l.; Tobias Dixon, Storekeeper and Head Porter, 100l.; Edward Webster, keeper of the Entry Books, 100l.; William Smith, a clerk to keep the Ledger book and two other clerks, named, to keep the books of Entries and deliveries, 100l.; this Accomptant for his salary and that of his clerks, 500l.; Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee, viz.: for the Accompt of the Officers of the Mint, 10l.; and for this Accompt and that of the Agent for Devon 55l. 1,415 0 0
total for freight, incidents and salaries 4,701l. 17s. 4d.
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 91,008 19 5
total payments and allowances £95,710 16 9
and so remains in the Accomptant's hands in money 37,809 1
and in tallies and orders on Low Wines anno 1705 11,594 15
and in ditto on subsidies 1708 (received of Sir Henry Furness, of which principal 19,278l. 6s. 5d. and interest due on assignment 33l. 7s.) 19,311 13 5
(total in tallies and orders 30,906l. 8s. 8½d.)
£68,715 10
Declared 2 November 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: CORNWALL.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2158 [E351/2158].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1665, ROLL 462 [A.O.1/1665/462].
THOMAS WHADDON, THOMAS WORTH and JOHN GOODALL, Agents for managing the Tin Affair in Cornwall.
25 December 1711 to 25 December 1712.
Charge. tons cwt. qr. lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' custody in stannary weight 391 14 3 2
Receipts: tin coined within the time of this Accompt, viz.:
11,766 blocks of tin (of which Mr. Corker paid for 415 tons 3 cwt. 2 qr., and Mr. Scobell for 1,199 tons 18 cwt. 2 qr. 20 lb.) 1615 2 0 20
Voluntary charge: 12 blocks of tin produced out of the assays of tin 1 13 2 6
2008 10 2 3
Discharge.
Overcharge at the foot of the last Accompt (fn. 1) 0 0 0 11
11,266 blocks of tin, in merchant's weight 3,303 cwt. 3 qrs. 2 lb. sent to the Mint, in stannary weight 1540 3 2 10
1,783 blocks of tin, in merchant's weight 5,301 cwt. 17 lb. sold in Cornwall at 73s. per cwt., together with 10 cwt. 3 qrs. 25 lb. of bar tin sold for 40l. 17s. (6d. being allowed for want of barrels) for which John Anstis has received 19,390l. 0s. 10d. (allowing for a gain on reweighing of 38 cwt. 2 qrs.); in stannary weight 246 2 0 12
1786 5 3 8
and so remains in the Accomptants' custody 1,590 blocks of tin, in stannary weight 222 4 2 20
Declared 2 November 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: DEVON.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2159 [E351/2159].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 463 [A.O.1/1666/463].
ANDREW QUICK, Agent for the Tin Affair in the County of Devon.
Christmas 1711 to Christmas 1712.
Charge. tons cwt. qr. lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's custody in stannary weight 24 8 2 20
Receipts: tin received for the Queen's use in the County of Devon (whereof 3 tons 12 cwt. 1 qr. 5 lb. paid for by Mr. Corker and 8 tons 8 cwt. 18 lb. by Mr. Scobell) 12 0 1 23
36 9 0 18
Discharge.
Tin sold in Devonshire: 50 blocks, in merchants' weight 5 tons 19 cwt. 26 lb., sold at 74s. per cwt. (less 4l. tare), amounting to 437l. 3s. 4d. which sum was paid to John Anstis, Receiver General; in stannary weight 5 11 1 5
and so remains in the Accomptant's hands 30 17 3 13
Declared 2 November 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2180 [E.351/2180].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1669, ROLL 488 [A.O.1/1669/488].
CRAVEN PEYTON, Warden of the Mint, SIR ISAAC NEWTON, Master and Worker of the Mint, and JOHN ELLIS, Comptroller of the Mint Accompt of Tincon signed to the Mint. (fn. 2)
24 December 1711 to 24 December 1712.
Charge. tons cwt. qr. lb.
Arrears: tin remaining in the custody of these Accomptants, viz.:
11,028 blocks, in merchant's weight 32,232 cwt. 3 qr. 4 lb., in stannary weight as upon the end of the last Accompt [but see the Discharge below] 1504 4 0 21
Receipts: tin shipped from Cornwall: 11,266 blocks, in merchants' weight 33,003 cwt. 3 qr. 2 lb., in stannary weight 1540 3 2 10
total charge 3044 7 3 6
Discharge.
Overcharge in the preceding Accompt (on conversion of merchants' to stannary weight) 0 0 1 5
tin disposed of within the time of this Accompt: 8,821 blocks, sold to divers persons for 97,642l. 13s. 7d. paid over to John Anstis, Receiver General, in merchants' weight 25,695 cwt. 2 qrs., in stannary weight 1199 2 2 2
1199 2 3 7
and so remains in the Accomptants' custody 13,473 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 39,541 cwt. 6 lb., in stannary weight 1845 4 3 24
Declared 2 November 1714.

Footnotes

  • 1. See footnote to p. cdxlix of Vol. XXV.
  • 2. See Editor's Note to p. cdl of Vol. XXV.