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'Declared Accounts: Mint', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 26: 1712 (1954), pp. CDXI-CDXVIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85937 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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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 Accomptnil
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 Warden1,43500
for the payment of several Artificers' Bills for repairs of buildings belonging to the Mint38920
for payment of the Warden's part of the diet and other extraordinary charges payable by him18070
total charge and receipts2,00490
Discharge.£s.d.
Salaries:
the Warden and his clerk44000
Edward Philipps, Comptroller, and his clerk34000
Daniel Brattell, the Queen's Assay Master22000
William Evans, Surveyor of the Meltings and Clerk of the Irons13000
Hampton Haynes, Weigher and Teller10000
Henry Segar, Assistant Weigher4000
Edward Harley, Auditor2000
the late Auditor Maynwaring's Executrix and Thomas Foley, succeeding him2000
Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk and Clerk of the Papers10000
Peter Dallowe, Porter of the Mint2000
Dr. William Hawkins, Minister of the Chapel400
Daniel Warren, Sexton100
1,43500
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 work270156
incident and necessary charges and disbursements, detailed14704
Officers' diet21132
total payments and allowances£1,87490
and so the Accomptant is Indebted13000
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 Accompt18,076141
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 Anne2,632510½
Michaelmas term 11 & 12 Anne, in further part of the same1,4191011
total receipts 4,051l. 16s. 9½d.
total charge and receipts£22,1281010½
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 Accomptant50000
ditto for an Under-Assaymaster6000
ditto for three clerks12000
ditto for a purveyor2000
John Brant, Engineer to the Mint10000
80000
salaries payable by patents and other warrants, detailed, with names79500
charges of coining the gold and silver moneys:
waste and charges of coining 2,855 lb. of gold moneys at 6s. 6d. per lb.927176
ditto of coining 1,784 lb. 8 oz. of silver moneys at 16½d. per lb.1221311
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 money78
1,0580
money put into the pyxbox: 187 guineas of gold at 21s. 6d.; 53s. of silver; with 2l. 2s. 4d. loss on assay2051510
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.194128
Exchequer fees etc. (including 84l. for the Auditor's fee)12146
total allowances for payments and disbursements as above 3,174l. 13s. 1½d.
money imprested to the Warden of the Mint, for which he has accompted2,00490
money paid for recoinage in Scotland by Lord Treasurer's warrant of 21 March 1711–122,69215
total payments and allowances£7,871175
and so the said Accomptant is Indebted14,25613
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 Accomptnil
Receipts: received of Robert Corker, late Paymaster6,1841210¾
money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter, 11 Anne, in part of 40,000l. for buying tin by privy seal of 8 August 9 Anne38,80000
Michaelmas term, 11 & 12 Anne, in full of the same1,20000
ditto, in part of 40,000l. by the same privy seal16,00000
56,00000
total payments and allowances£62,1841210¾
Discharge.
money paid to sundry tinners in Cornwall for 1,199 tons 18 cwt. 2 qrs. 20 lb. stannary weight at 65s. per cwt.77,994185
paid to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for coinage duties on the above at 4s. per cwt.4,7991010
paid the farmers of the Revenue of Postgroats134131
paid William Glynn, Deputy Assay Master107143
paid the Corporation of Truro for their allowance in lieu of their right to weigh tin3000
salaries, details given1,3605
incident charges; paid to Thomas Waddon, junior423151
total Cornwall84,85017
money paid to sundry tinners in Devon for 8 tons 8 cwt. 18 lb. stannary weight at 65s. per cwt.530110
paid the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for coinage duties of 12 tons 1 qr. 13 lb. at 1s. 6¾d. per cwt.1815
paid William Glynn for assaying 85 blocks at 3d. each113
salaries (Andrew Quick and Hugh Pine)29000
incident expenses paid by Hugh Pine14134
total Devon85412
this Accomptant, his Deputies and clerks for their salary 23 Feb. 1711–12 to 25 Dec. 171241626
the Auditor's fee; to Edward Harley46159
carriage of money within the time of this Accompt49111
stationery wares etc.24100
Treasury and Exchequer fees41176
total payments and allowances£86,2846
and so this Accomptant is in Surplusage24,09913
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 Accompt1,3041
ditto in tallies and orders on the Duties on Low Wines anno 170511,59415
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)28,911135
40,5068
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 Mint97,642137
for 1,783 blocks of tin, weighing 5,312 cwt. 14 lbs., sold by the Agents in Cornwall19,390010
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 Devon43734
money received at the Exchequer for interest due on several tallies, detailed5,145193
122,615170
total charge and receipts£164,4267
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 London2,880134
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.40640
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.1,41500
total for freight, incidents and salaries 4,701l. 17s. 4d.
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates91,008195
total payments and allowances£95,710169
and so remains in the Accomptant's hands in money37,8091
and in tallies and orders on Low Wines anno 170511,59415
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.)19,311135
(total in tallies and orders 30,906l. 8s. 8½d.)
£68,71510
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.tonscwt.qr.lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' custody in stannary weight3911432
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.)16152020
Voluntary charge: 12 blocks of tin produced out of the assays of tin11326
20081023
Discharge.
Overcharge at the foot of the last Accompt (fn. 1) 00011
11,266 blocks of tin, in merchant's weight 3,303 cwt. 3 qrs. 2 lb. sent to the Mint, in stannary weight15403210
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 weight2462012
1786538
and so remains in the Accomptants' custody 1,590 blocks of tin, in stannary weight2224220
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.tonscwt.qr.lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's custody in stannary weight248220
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)120123
369018
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 weight51115
and so remains in the Accomptant's hands3017313
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.tonscwt.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]15044021
Receipts: tin shipped from Cornwall: 11,266 blocks, in merchants' weight 33,003 cwt. 3 qr. 2 lb., in stannary weight15403210
total charge3044736
Discharge.
Overcharge in the preceding Accompt (on conversion of merchants' to stannary weight)0015
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 weight1199222
1199237
and so remains in the Accomptants' custody 13,473 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 39,541 cwt. 6 lb., in stannary weight18454324
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.