Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Mint', Calendar of Treasury books, Volume 31: 1717 (1960), pp. CCCXCVII-CDIV. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85384 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Mint

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: WARDENS' ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1607, ROLL 98 [A.O.1/1607/98].

Sir Richard Sandford, bt., late Warden of the Exchange and Coynage of Money within the Mint in the Tower etc.

1 January 1716–17 to 31 December 1717.

Charge.£s.d.
Arrears remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the determination of his last Accompt738
Receipts: money received of the Master and Worker of the Mint: for salaries 1,435l.; for repairs of houses etc. 333l. 2s. 5d.; for the charges of prosecuting clippers and coiners 495l. 6s. 10d.2,26393
total charge and receipts£2,2701211
Discharge.
Salaries: Sir Richard Sandford, bt., late Warden for himself and clerk, year to 25 Dec. 1717, 440l.; Martin Bladen, Comptroller of the Mint, ditto, same time 340l.; Charles Brattell, Assay-master, ditto, same time 220l.; Maj. Gen. William Evans, Surveyor of the Meltings and Clerk of the Irons, ditto, same time, 130l.; Hopton Haynes, Weigher and Teller, ditto, same time 100l.; Henry Segar, Assistant Weigher, same time, 40l.; Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of the Mint, same time 40l.; Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk and Clerk of the Papers, same time 100l.; Philip Dallowe, Porter, same time 20l.; the Rev. William Hawkins, Minister of the Chapel, same time 4l.; Daniel Warren, Sexton, same time 1l.1,43500
payments to Artificers for repairs etc.: Thomas Churchill, for bricklayer's work 110l.; Richard Driver, for carpenter's work, 58l.; Reuben Fletcher, for smith's work 21l.; Hezekiah Walker, for plumber's work 18l. 9s.; Sarah Loyd, for glazier's work 3l. 19s. 6d.; John Ryalls, for mason's work 10l. 13s.; Thomas Burden, for paviour's work 13l. 4s.23556
incidents, necessary charges and the Warden's part of the diet:
Richard Morgan, the Warden's clerk, for rent of the porter's house 14l.; John Walford, for water 20l.; Elizabeth Ashley, for looking after the office, 10l.; Thomas Kemp, for oil and cotton for the lamps etc. 16l.; John Nicholas, for blue cloth, red serge and red “bays” for the Watermen's liveries 4l. 18s. 4d.; Edward Martin, for making the said liveries, 2l. 18s. 6d.; Charles Rawson, stationer, for paper etc. 10l. 14s. 7d.; John Suart, scale-maker, 5l. 10s.; Francis Child, for the Warden's part of the diet 10l. 9s. 1d.; William Nicholl, scavenger 6l. 11s. 3d.; Francis Child, purveyor for brooms 3l. 18s. 10d.
10507
money paid to Calverley Pinckney for charges etc. of prosecuting clippers and coiners, 29 July 1715 to 25 March 1718495610
£2,2701211
and so this Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 7 November 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: MASTERS' ACCOUNT: GOLD AND SILVER MONIES ETC.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1635, ROLL 279 [A.O.1/1635/279].

Sir, Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint in the Tower etc.

1 January 1716–17 to 31 December 1717.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the determination of the last Accompt4271811½
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 3 George I, in further part of 20,000l., by General Letters of Privy Seal of 29 Sept. 1714 and a warrant of the Prince of Wales of 1 Oct. 3 George I
3,1469
Easter term, 3 & 4 George I, in further part of the same3,22214
the same term, towards the expense of coining halfpence and farthings of copper, by the same Privy Seal and Royal Sign Manual of 12 Aug. 4 George I50000
Michaelmas term, 4 George I, in further part of the said 20,000l.2,95748
9,82688
total charge and receipts£10,2547
Discharge.£s.d.£s.d.
Salaries etc.:
fees and salaries payable under the Indenture of the Mint:
Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker, for his salary 500l.; for an Under-Assay-master 60l.; for a purveyor 20l.; for three clerks 120l.; John Braint, Engineer, 100l.
80000
salaries payable by Letters Patent and Warrants:
John Croker, Engraver 200l.; Samuel Bull, Second Graver 80l.; for the training of Francis Beresford, apprentice in the art of graving, 35l.; Reuben Fletcher, smith, assistant to the Gravers 40l.
35500
charges and waste in the coining of gold and silver monies:
in coining 15,186 lb. of gold money at 6s. 6d. per lb.
4,93590
in coining 948 lb. of silver money at 1s.d. per lb.6536
allowance to the moneyers for the more exact sizing of silver monies and for making the due proportion of small money, at 1d. per lb. on 948 lb.3190
5,004116
money put into the pyx within the time of this Accompt:
in gold 1,008½ guineas at 21s. 6d. each, 1,084l. 2s. 9d. and in silver 27s. 8d.
1,085105
necessary and incident charges: William King for charcoal 78l.; Thomas Stern, for copples etc. 17l. 7s.; John Cartlitch, for aqua fortis etc. 45l. 3s. 11d.; the same for fine copper for “alloy” of gold and silver monies 20l. 16s. 6d.; for loss sustained by the assay of gold and silver monies 12l. 2s. 3d.; and by lowering of the guineas by the King's Proclamation, on 440 guineas at 6d. each (11l.) 12l. 2s. 3d.17398
charges of prosecuting Counterfeiters of current coin25000
Exchequer fees etc. for receiving money etc. 29l. 8s. 6d.; for passing the Accompts of the Master and of the Warden to 31 Dec. 1716 22l. 1s. 6d.; to the Auditor of this Accompt 84l.135100
(total payments and allowances as above 7,804l. 1s. 7d.)
money imprested to the Warden of the Mint for which he has accompted: for salaries 1,435l. for repairs to houses etc. 333l. 2s. 5d.; for prosecuting coiners, 29 July 1715 to 25 March 1718 495l. 6s. 10d.2,26393
total payments and allowances£10,0671010
and so the Accomptant is Indebted18616
Auditor Foley's Memorandum.—The Accomptant is to be charged in the Accompt for the year in which the next trial of the Pyx shall be made with 222 guineas put into the pyx 29 Aug. 1716 to 31 Dec. 1716 and with 1,008½ guineas and 27s. 8d. in silver put in within the time of this Accompt wich have been allowed in this and the preceding Accompts.
Declared 7 November 1718.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER OF MONEYS FOR BUYING TIN.

PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2143 [E351/2143].

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1664, ROLL 449 [A.O.1/1664/449].

Edward Elliot, Receiver and Paymaster of the Money for buying Tin in Cornwall and Devon.

18 March 1714–15 to 24 June 1717.

See Volume XXIX of this Calendar, p. cdxi.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER GENERAL OF TIN.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1668, ROLL 483 [A.O.1/1668/483].

Anthony Nicoll, Receiver General of all money arising by the sale of Tin.

25 December 1716 to 25 December 1717.

Charge.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end of his last Accompt3,73132
Receipts: money received from the officers of the Mint for tin sold by them: 7,021 blocks weighing 20,610 cwt. 1 qr. 24 lb. whereof 14,663 cwt. 2 qrs. 21 lb. were sold at 3l. 16s. per cwt., amounting to 55,722l. 0s. 3d. and 5,946 cwt. 3 qr. 3 lb. at 3l. 10s. per cwt., amounting to 20,813l. 14s.d.76,535142
money received from the Agents in Cornwall for tin sold there: 805 blocks in stannary weight 106 tons 14 cwt. 1 qr. 17 lb., but in merchants' weight 2,296 cwt. 0 qr. 1 lb., sold at 3l. 15s. per cwt.8,61004
money received from Richard Balhatchet, late agent in Devon, for which he has not rendered an Account7350
money received from William Woollcombe, Agent in Devon, for tin sold by him: 36 blocks in stannary weight 4 tons 9 cwt. 3 qr. 17 lb. but in merchants' weight 93 cwt. 2 qr. 27 lb. at 3l. 14s. per cwt., less 3l. 19s. for tare, as by the said Agent's Accompt3421710¾
(total receipts as above 85,561l. 17s.d.)
total charge and receipts£89,2930
Discharge.£s.d.
Salaries:
salaries of the Officers etc. in London for the time of this Accompt:
Sir Richard Sandford, bt., Sir Issac Newton and Martin Bladen, Chief Officers of the Mint
45000
John Francis Fauquier, their Assistant10000
Edward Hawke, for keeping the ledger book etc4000
Richard Morgan and R. Walker, two clerks6000
Tobias Dixon, Warehousekeeper etc.10000
Edward Webster, for keeping books in the Treasury Office10000
this Accomptant for his own salary50000
(total in London 1,350l.)
ditto in Cornwall: half year to Xmas 1717:
John Borlase, Samuel Foote and Joseph Silly, Agents for Tin in Cornwall
37500
John Rogers, Supervisor General of the Blowing Houses12500
John Alexander, Storekeeper5000
three clerks, Christopher Davis, Henry Foote and John Peters8000
(total in Cornwall 630l.)
the Auditor's fee:
Thomas Foley for this Accompt to Xmas 1717, for William Wollcombe's Accompt to Michaelmas 1717, and for the Accompt of Tin received and sold by the Officers of the Mint for the same time
92100
2,072100
freight and incident charges:
freight and incident charges in London:
freight of 1,183 tons 5 lb. at 20s. a ton
1,182197
Tobias Dixon for hire and wages of porters etc.181133
Charles Rawson, stationer0152
(total in London 1,365 8s. 0d.)
ditto in Cornwall:
John Borlase, Samuel Foot and Joseph Silly, late Agents for Tin in Cornwall in full for the balance of their three bills of disbursements (amounting to 1,011l. 19s. 9d. of which 975l. 13s.d. was paid to Edward Elliott, Paymaster of the Money for buying Tin in Cornwall and Devon
366
John Borlase, for travelling to London and for the passing of his Final Accompt62100
(total in Cornwall 98l. 16s.d.)
ditto of the Accomptant, his Deputy and of the Agent for Tin in Devon:
this Accomptant for disbursements, detailed, including the incident charges of Mr. Furniss, Deputy Receiver (31l. 16s. 4d.) and of Mr. Woolcombe, Agent in Devon (30l. 16s. 9d.)
38159
the same, for charges in receiving and paying money after Xmas 171725000
(total allowed the Accomptant 631l. 5s. 9d.)
2,0959
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates82,77919
total payments and allowances£86,9471811
and so the Accomptant is Indebted2,3451
which sum is paid into the Exchequer by tally levied 1 July 2 George II. And so the Accomptant is Quit.
Auditor's Memorandum.—Moses Beranger of London, merchant, hath received 1,600 tons of Tin as a collateral security for 100,000l. lent by him and is accountable for what the said Tin shall produce above the Principal and Interest of the said sum; but he appears to have rendered no Accompt of such produce.
Further Memorandum.—2,664 blocks of Tin, weighing 8,000 cwt. 1 qr. hath been consigned to Sir Theodore Jansen and shipped to Holland as security for 34,000l. advanced by him; but no Accompt hath yet been rendered.
Declared 23 July 1728.
Audit Office, Bundle 1668, Roll 484 [A.O.1/1668/484] is a parchment Roll containing an earlier version of this Accompt; this was exhibited to the Auditor by Joseph Nicoll, Executor of the Accomptant, but ‘made up and passed without the Oath of the Accomptants' Executor, who did not prosecute the passing thereof’. On the first membrane the date of Declaration is left blank: on the foot of the Accompt this is given as 9 March 1724–25 but the signatures, if there were any, have been cut out. By the omissions of certain items the Charge is reduced to 88,876l. 17s. 8d. and the Discharge to 86,289l. 3s. 2d., leaving the Accomptant Indebted 2,587l. 14s. 6b.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: DEVON.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 469 [A.O.1/1666/469].

William Woollcombe, late Agent for Tin in Devon.

29 September 1716 to 29 September 1717.

Charge.tonscwt.qr.lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands, none, this being his first and only accomptnil
but several blocks of tin found remaining in the coinage halls and elsewhere, whereof his predecessor, Mr. Balhatchet, is to have credit:
92 blocks remaining at Tavistock, in stannary weight 23,900 lb.
111900
16 blocks remaining at Plymouth in Bartholomew Avent's yard, in stannary weight 3,713 lb.117013
4 blocks remaining at Plymton coinage hall, in stannary weight 847 lb.08122
(total wherewith the Accomptant voluntarily chargeth himself 14 tons 4 cwt. 2 qrs. 10 lb.)
Receipts of the Xmas coinage 1716: 11 blocks of tin in stannary weight 2,484 lb., received within the time of this Accompt1439
159119
Discharge.
Tin sold within the time of this Accompt: 36 blocks, in merchants' weight 4 tons 13 cwt. 2 qrs. 27 lb., sold at 3l. 14s. a cwt, less 3l. 19s. for tare, thus producing 342l. 17s. 10¾d., which sum was paid to Anthony Nicoll; in stannary weight49317
tin consigned to the Officers of the Mint: 87 blocks, shipped on the Hannah (Cornelius Hunn, master), in merchants' weight 225 cwt. 3 qrs. 15 lb. but in stannary weight101922
159119
and so this Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 23 July 1728.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: AGENTS IN CORNWALL.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 470 [A.O.1/166/470].

John Borlase, Samuel Foote and Joseph Silly, Agents for the Tin Affairs in Cornwall.

25 December 1716 to 25 December 1717.

Charge.tonscwt.qr.lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' custody on the determination of their last Accompt, 3,061 blocks of tin, in stannary weight40711121
Receipts: tin received into the coinage halls and warehouses within the time of this Accompt, viz. at Xmas coinage 1716 and Ladyday coinage 1717; 6,010 blocks of tin, in stannary weight791933
Voluntary Charge: 10 blocks of tin produced out of the assays of tin in Cornwall within the time of this Accompt, in stannary weight15012
total, in stannary weight12006111
Discharge.
Tin consigned to the Principal Officers of the Mint: 8,276 blocks in merchants' weight 23,434 cwt. 18 lb. but in stannary weight109311319
tin sold in Cornwall; 805 blocks, in merchants' weight 2,296 cwt. 1 lb., sold at 3l. 15s. per cwt., thus producing 8,610l. 0s. 4d. paid to Anthony Nicoll, in stannary weight10614117
total, in stannary weight12006111
and so these Accomptants are even and Quit.
Declared 9 March 1724–5.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVERS AND DISPOSERS OF TIN.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1669, ROLL 493 [A.O.1/1669/493].

Sir Richard Sandford, bt., Sir Isaac Newton and Martin Bladen, Principal Officers of the Mint, being the Officers for Receiving and Disposing of Tin.

25 December 1716 to 24 December 1717.

Charge.tonscwt.qrs.lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' custody at the determination of their last Accompt of this service, 11,754 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 33,995 cwt. 3 qrs. 8 lb. but in stannary weight1586921
Receipts: tin consigned by the Agents for Tin within the time of this Accompt:
from John Borlase, Samuel Foot and Joseph Silly, Agents in Cornwall, 8,276 blocks, in merchants' weight 23,434 cwt. 18 lb., but in stannary weight
109311319
from William Woolcombe, Agent in Devon, 87 blocks in merchants' weight 225 cwt. 3 qrs. 15 lb., but in stannary weight101038
(total consigned within the time of this Accompt 1,104 tons 2 cwt. 3 qrs. 2 lb.)
total charge and receipts26901213
Discharge.
Tin sold by these Accomptants within the time of this Accompt, the produce whereof is paid over to Anthony Nicol, Receiver of all Money arising by the sale of Tin:
4,985 blocks, weighing in merchants' weight 14,663 cwt. 2 qrs. 21 lb. sold at 3l. 16s. per cwt., producing 55,722l. 0s. 3d. (abating 4d. lost by fractions); in stannary weight
68460105/6
2,036 blocks, weighing in merchants' weight 5,946 cwt. 3 qrs. 3 lb., sold at 3l. 10s. per cwt., producing 20,813l. 14s.d. (abating 1½d. lost by fractions); in stannary weight277101
(total sold as above 961 tons 16 cwt. 1 qr. 18⅓lb.)
tin delivered over to Dr. John Francis Fauquier, appointed Warehousekeeper by Treasury Warrant of 8 July 1718:
13,096 blocks, in merchants' weight 37,045 cwt. 1 qr. 17 lb., but in stannary weight
172815392/3
26901213
and so these Accomptants are even and Quit.
Declared 24 July 1724.