Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Mint', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27: 1713 (1955), pp. CDIX-CDXV. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86041 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Mint

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: WARDEN'S ACCOUNT.
No Pipe Office Roll.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1606, ROLL 94 [A.O.1/1606/94].
Craven Peyton, Warden of the Mint.
1 January 1712–13 to 31 December 1713.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining on the foot of the last Accompt 130 0 0
Receipts: money received from 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 payment of several artificers’ bills for repairs 240 2 6
and for payment of the Warden's part of the diet etc. 232 17 6
total charge and receipts £2,038 0 0
Discharge.
Salaries, detailed as in the previous Accompt 1,435 0 0
sundry repairs (John Ryals for mason's work; Thomas Churchill for bricklayer's work; Richard Driver for carpenter's and joiner's work; Thomas Brettel for glazier's work; William Cowper for painter's work; Richard Broadbrook for smith's work; John Grinsel for plaisterer's work) 370 2 6
incidents etc., detailed 111 6 3
Officers’ diet 29 12 0
diet of the Officers, jurymen and others at the trial of the pyx 7 Aug. 1713 91 19 3
£2,038 0 0
and so the Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 16 Nov. 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2119 [E351/2119].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1635, ROLL 275 [A.O.1/1635/275].
Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of Gold and Silver Moneys within the Mint etc.
1 January 1712–13 to 31 December 1713.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the determination of the last Accompt 14,256 13
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 11 & 12 Anne, by way of imprest, in part of 10,000l. by privy seal of 13 March 1701–2 and royal sign manual of 17 July 10 Anne 1,252 4 10½
Easter term, 12 Anne, in full of the same 3,803 0 4
total from the Exchequer 5,055l. 5s. 2½d.
money received out of the Pyx-box after the trial on 7 Aug. 1713 viz. 1,565 guineas of 21s. 6d. each, 1,682l. 7s. 6d., and in silver monies 24l. 12s. 0d. 1,706 19 6
total charge and receipts £21,018 18 2
Discharge. £ s. d.
Fees and salaries to the Master and other Officers of the Mint, payable by the Indenture of the Mint, as in the previous Accompt 800 0 0
salaries payable by patents and other warrants, detailed, with names 779 19 11
charges of coining the gold and silver moneys:
waste and charges of coining 13,137 lb. of gold moneys at 6s. 6d. per lb. 4,269 10 6
ditto of coining 2,333 lb. of silver moneys at 16½d. per lb 160 7 10½
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 9 14 5
4,439 12
money put into the pyx box:
1 January 1712–13 to 7 August 1713:
in gold, 581½ guineas at 21s. 6d. each 625 2 3
in silver 2 11 0
7 August 1713 to 31 December 1713:
in gold 285½ guineas at 21s. 6d. each 306 18 3
in silver 2 1 6
and for loss sustained on assay 2 15 0
939 8 0
sundry necessary and incident charges:
Richard Fletcher, for an anvil and chisels for the Assay Office and for work there; John Carlitch, for water, silver and aqua fortis and for copper for ‘allay’ of gold and silver and for refining gold; William King, for charcoal; Thomas Stern, for making copples, for copple-ashes, colouridge, parting glasses, etc. 177 15 10
Exchequer fees etc. including 84l. to the Auditor and 26l. 11s. 2d. for the charges of the trial of the pyx 151 8 2
total of the above 7,288l. 4s. 8½d.
money imprested to the Warden of the Mint, for which he has accompted 1,908 0 0
total payments and allowances £9,196 4
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 11,822 13
Memorandum.— The Accomptant is to be charged after the next opening of the pyx-box with 308l. 19s. 9d. put into the pyx-box since 7 August 1713 and allowed in this Accompt.
Declared 16 Nov. 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER OF MONEYS FOR BUYING TIN.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2141 [E351/2141].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1664, ROLL 447 [A.O.1/1664/447].
Francis Scobell, Receiver and Paymaster of the Moneys for Buying Tin in Cornwall and Devon.
Xmas 1712 to Xmas 1713.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: money remaining in the Accomptant's hands, none, he being in surplusage nil
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 11 & 12 Anne, in full of 40,000l. for buying tin by privy seal of 18 Aug. 9 Anne 24,000 0 0
ditto, in part of 40,000l. by the same privy seal 12,000 0 0
Easter term, 12 Anne, in full of the same 28,000 0 0
ditto, in full of 40,000l. by the same privy seal 40,000 0 0
Michaelmas term, 12 and 13 Anne, in full of 40,000l. by the same privy seal 40,000 0 0
total charge and receipts 144,000 0 0
Discharge. £ s. d.
Surplusage due upon the foot of the last Accompt 24,099 13
money paid to sundry tinners in Cornwall for 1,506 tons 3 cwt. 1 qr. 13 lb. stannary weight at 3l. 5s. per cwt. 97,899 16 11
paid to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for coinage duties on the above at 4s. per cwt. 6,024 13 3
paid the farmers of the Revenue of Postgroats 246 5 11
paid the Deputy Assay Master for 10,679 essays [assays] to Michaelmas coinage 1713 at 3d. each essay 133 9 9
paid the Corporation of Truro for their allowance in lieu of their right to weigh tin 30 0 0
salaries (Thomas Waddon, John Goodall and Thomas Worth, agents; John Arundell, storekeeper; three clerks; Hugh Piper, Supervisor General of the Blowing Houses; the four Registers [Registrars] 1,300 0 0
incident charges; paid to Thomas Waddon, junior 273 16
total Cornwall 105,908 2
money paid to sundry tinners in Devon for 12 tons 12 1b. stannary weight at 3l. 5s. per cwt. (less 10l. 13s. for tare) 792 1 2
paid the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for coinage duties of the above at 1s. 0¾d. per cwt. 19 5 11¼
paid William Glynn, Deputy Assay Master, for essaying 111 blocks at 3d. each block 1 7 9
salaries (Andrew Quick, agent; Hugh Pine, storekeeper) 290 0 0
incident expenses, paid by Hugh Pine 13 2 10
total Devon 1,115 17
this Accomptant, his Deputy and clerks, for their salaries; year to Xmas 1713 500 0 0
Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee 55 0 0
carriage of money from Callington within the time of this Accompt 59 1 10
stationery wares etc. 23 4 4
Treasury and Exchequer fees 61 15 0
total payments as above 107,723l. 1s. 5¾d.
total payments and allowances £131,822 14
and so this Accomptant is Indebted 12,177 5
Declared 26 March 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER'S ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2173 [E351/2173].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1668, ROLL 478 [A.O.1/1668/478].
John Anstis, Receiver General of all Monies arising by the sale of Tin.
25 December 1712 to 25 December 1713.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the determination of the last Accompt 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, including 33l. 7s. for interest 19,311 13 5
68,715 10
Receipts: money received for the Queen's use of several persons within the time of this Accompt for bar and block tin sold:
for 5,875 blocks of tin, weighing 17,257 cwt. 1 qr. 17 lb. (less tare etc.) 65,577 17 8
for 2,711 blocks of tin, weighing 8,039 cwt. 1 qr., sold by the Agents in Cornwall 29,518 7 7
for 68 blocks of tin, weighing 9 tons 6 cwt. 2 qrs. 14 lb. (less tare), sold by the Agent in Devon 686 19 3
money received at the Exchequer for interest on the said tallies on Subsidies 1708 578 6 6
money received upon disposing of certain tallies and orders, detailed, for interest to the date of sale 302 16 11
money received at the Exchequer for interest on 11,594l. 15s. 3½d. in tallies on Low Wines 1705 as brought over from the foot of the preceding accompt 347 16 6
ditto for 594l. 15s. 3½d. in two tallies on Low Wines, of which the Principal has now been paid 8 2 0
ditto on 11,000l. in ditto, remaining in the Accomptant's hands 330 0 0
money received of Moses Berenger on accompt of 480 tons of tin, part of 1,600 tons that he has contracted to sell in Holland 4,000 0 0
101,350 6 5
total charge and receipts £170,065 16
Discharge.
Allowance for freight of tin, incident charges and salaries: freight: several masters of ships for freight from Cornwall to the Tower of London 1,199 1 8
incident charges: Tobias Dixon for hire of porters etc. 137l. 11s. 2d.; John Capell, purser of the Ranelagh, for iron hoops and cask to secure tin shipped for the Straits 16l. 7s. 4d.; Charles Rawson, for stationery wares 5l. 11s.; this Accomptant for his charges in carrying money to the Exchequer and for Exchequer fees etc. 75l. 14s. 6d.; fees on passing the last Accompt 27l. 16s. 4d.; fees on passing the Accompt for the Tin Affair of the Officers of the Mint 9l. 7s. 10d. 272 8 2
salaries: Sir Isaac Newton, Craven Peyton and Edward Philips, the Chief Officers 450l.; Dr. John Francis Fauquier, 100l.; William Smith, for keeping the Leidger book 40l.; Richard Morgan, for keeping the book of Entries and Deliveries 30l.; Richard Walker, ditto 30l.; Tobias Dixon, warehouse-keeper 100l.; Edward Webster, for keeping Entry books at the Treasury 100l.; this Accomptant, for himself and clerks 500l.; Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee 65l. 1,415 0 0
total for freight, incidents and salaries 2,886l. 9s. 10d. money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 156,911 3 4
total payments and allowances £159,797 13 2
and so remains 10,268 3
against which remaining in the Accomptant's hands in tallies and orders on Low Wines 1705 11,000 0 0
and so the Accomptant is in Surplusage 731 16
Declared 26 March 1715.
Memorandum.—It appears that by Articles of Agreement of 7 March 1712–13 between the Lord High Treasurer and Moses Berenger of London, Merchant, that the latter had received 1,600 tons of tin as collateral security for 100,000l. lent by him and was accomptable for whatever was made more of the said tin than the principal and interest of the said money, but it does not appear that any Accompt has been delivered.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: CORNWALL.
PIPE OFFICE: BUNDLE 2160 [E.351/2160].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 464 [A.O.1/1666/464].
John Goodall, Thomas Waddon, and Thomas Worth, junior, Agents for Managing the Tin Affair in Cornwall.
25 December 1712 to 25 December 1713.
Charge. tons cwt. qr. lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's custody, as at the foot of the last Accompt, in stannary weight 222 4 2 20
Receipts: tin coined within the time of this Accompt, viz. surplus tin received at Michaelmas coinage 1712, that coinage having produced more than the 400 tons due, which surplus was paid for and received for the Queen's use at the next coinage pursuant to the (fn. 1) new contract with the tinners viz. 302 blocks, in stannary weight 39 6 1 5
tin received at Xmas coinage 1713 to complete the 400 tons for that quarter, viz. 2,647 blocks, in stannary weight 360 14 1 15
surplus at Xmas coinage 1712, amounting to 335 blocks, in stannary weight 45 6 0 22
more in part of the 1,600 tons agreed to be taken annually by the Queen, viz. 7,702 blocks, in stannary weight 1060 16 1 21
total receipts as above 1,506 tons 3 cwt. 1 qr. 13 lb. voluntary charge: 20 blocks of tin produced out of the assays of tin 2 12 2 2
total charge and receipts 1731 0 2 10
Discharge.
7,112 blocks of tin, in merchant's weight 1,047 tons 3 cwt. 18 lb., shipped to the Mint, in stannary weight 977 6 3 20
2,711 blocks of tin, sold to sundry persons in Cornwall for 29,518l. 7s. 7d. which sum was paid to John Anstis, in stannary weight 373 17 2 12
1351 4 2 7
and so remains in the Accomptant's custody 2,773 blocks of tin, in stannary weight 379 16 0 3
Declared 26 March 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: DEVON.
PIPE OFFICE: BUNDLE 2161 [E351/2161].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 465 [A.O.1/1666/465].
Andrew Quick, Agent for managing the Tin Affair in Devon.
Xmas coinage 1712 to Xmas coinage 1713.
Charge. tons cwt. qr. lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's custody, as at the foot of the last Accompt, in stannary weight 30 17 3 13
Receipts: tin coined within the time of this Accompt in stannary weight 12 7 0 0
43 4 3 13
Discharge.
tin sold within the time of this Accompt: 68 blocks, in merchant's weight 9 tons 6 cwt. 2 qr. 14 lb., sold at 3l. 14s. per cwt. merchant's weight less 3l. 11s. for tare for 686l. 19s. 3d., which sum was paid to John Anstis; in stannary weight 8 14 0 18
and so remains in the Accomptant's custody 34 10 2 20
Declared 26 March 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2181.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1669, ROLL 489 [A.O.1/1669/489].
Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint; Craven Peyton, Warden; and Edward Philipps, Comptroller, Receivers and Disposers of Tin.
25 December 1712 to 25 December 1713.
Charge. tons cwt. qr. lb.
Arrears: remaining in the hands of these Accomptants: 13,473 blocks of tin unsold, in merchant's weight 39,541 cwt. 6 lb., in stannary weight 1845 4 3 24
Receipts: 7,112 blocks of tin shipped from Cornwall, in merchant's weight 20,914 cwt. 18 lb., in stannary weight 977 6 3 20
2822 11 3 19
Discharge.
Tin sold by these Accomptants: 5,875 blocks of tin, sold for 65,577l. 17s. 8d., paid over to John Anstis, Receiver General, in merchant's weight 17,257 cwt. 1 qr. 17 lb., in stannary weight 805 6 3 16
and so remains in the Accomptant's custody 14,710 blocks of tin, in merchant's weight 43,226 cwt. 3 qr. 7 lb., in stannary weight 2017 5 0 3
Declared 26 March 1715.

Footnotes

1 See Newton at the Mint by Sir John Craig [Cambridge, 1946], pp. 57–61 according to which the Contract for 1,600 tons per an. was renewed in 1710 and promised an increased take-off of 200 tons annually as soon as the war ended, in the faith that peace would lift consumption (p. 60).