Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Mint', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28: 1714 (1955), pp. CDLIV-CDLX. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86123 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Mint

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: WARDEN'S ACCOUNT.
No Pipe Office Roll.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1606, ROLL 95 [A.O.1/1606/95].
Craven Peyton, Warden of the Mint.
1 January 1713–14 to 31 December, 1714.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end 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 Wardens 1,435 0 0
for the payment of several artificers’ bills for repairs of buildings belonging to the Mint 275 11 10
for the payment of the Warden's part of the diet and other extraordinary charges payable by him 157 6 0
total charge and receipts £1,867 17 10
Discharge.
Salaries: the Warden and his clerk, 440l.; Edward Phelipps, Comptroller, 340l.; Daniel Brattell, Assay Master, 220l.; William Evans, Surveyor of the Meltings etc., 130l.; Hampton Haynes, Weigher and Teller, 100l.; Henry Segar, Assistant Weigher, 40l.; Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors, 40l.; Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk, 100l.; Philip Dallowe, Porter, 20l.; William Hawkins, Minister of the Chapel, 4l.; Daniel Warren, Sexton, 1l. 1,435 0 0
sundry repairs at the houses and buildings of the Mint, detailed 275 11 10
incidents and necessary charges, detailed 122 3 7
Officers’ diet; to Hannah Briggs 35 2 5
total payments and allowances £1,867 17 10
and so this Accompt is even and Quit.
Declared 28 February 1715–16.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2120 [E.351/2120].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1635, ROLL 276 [A.O.1/1635/276].
Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of Gold and Silver Monies within the Mint etc.
1 January 1713–14 to 31 December 1714.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the determination of the last Accompt 11,822 13
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 12 & 13 Anne, in part of 10,000l. by privy seal of 13 March 1701–2 and royal warrant of 10 July 12 Anne 2,570 13 11½
Easter term, 13 Anne and 1 George I, in further part of the same 6,028 10 10½
Michaelmas term, 1 Geo. I, in part of 20,000l. by privy Seal 29 Sept. 1 Geo. I 2,837 14 9
total receipts as above 11,436l. 19s. 7d.
interest of 8,500l. in Exchequer bills 232 6 8
total charge and receipts £23,491 19
Discharge.
Fees and salaries to the Master and other Officers of the Mint, payable by the Indenture of the Mint; Sir Isaac Newton, 500l.; for an Under Assaymaster 60l.; for a Purveyor 20l.; for three clerks 120l.; John Braint, Engineer to the Mint 100l. 800 0 0
Salaries payable by patents and other warrants, detailed, with names 655 0 0
charges of coining the gold and silver moneys:
waste and charges of coining 29,526 lb. of gold moneys at 6s. 6d. per lb. 9,595l. 19s. 0d.; ditto of coining 1,566 lb. of silver moneys at 16½d. per lb., 107l. 13s. 3d.; 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 6l. 10s. 6d. 9,710 2 9
money put into the pyx box: in gold 1,955½ guineas at 21s. 6d. each, 2,102l. 3s. 3d.; in silver 2l. 6s. 8d.; and for the loss sustained by assays 2l. 13s. 6d. 2,107 3 5
sundry necessary and incident charges:
William King for charcoal, 1,021 sacks at 2s. each, 102l. 2s.; Thomas Stern for copples etc., 18l. 14s., John Cartlitch for water silver and aqua fortis, 61l. 2s. 11d.; the same for 44 lb. 5 oz. 3 dwt. 1 gr. of fine copper for allay of gold at 3s. per lb., 6l. 13s. 3d., and for 104 lb. 9 oz. 10 dwt. 10 gr. of fine copper for allay of silver at 18d. per lb., 7l. 17s. 2d.; the same for refining 528 lb. 11 oz. 6 dwt. 6 gr. of gold at 5s. per lb., 132l. 4s. 8d.; Thomas Churchill, for bricklayer's work on the ‘ nealing furnace’ etc., 2l. 7s. 6d.; Richard Broadbrooke, for smith's work, 3l. 4s.; John Ryalles, for mason's work 5l. 18s. 340 3 6
charges of striking medals; 50 medals of fine gold in memory of the Peace, 36 oz. 13 dwt. 17 qr. at 4l. 7s. 6d. per oz., 160l. 9s. 11½d. and for making the said medals at 3s. a piece, 7l. 10s., which medals were delivered to Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Queen's Household; Treasury and Exchequer fees for the warrant and for the money 2l.; 300 medals of fine gold for the King's Coronation, 218 oz. 2 dwt. 3 gr. at 4l. 7s. 6d. per oz. 954l. 4s. 3d. and for making the same at 3s. a piece 45l.; 1,200 silver medals, 644 oz. 10 dwt. at 5s. 8d. per oz., 182l. 12s. 2d. and for making the same at 6d. a piece, 30l.; which Coronation medals were delivered to Lord Cholmondly, Cofferer of the King's Household 1,381 16
Exchequer fees etc., detailed, including 84l. for the Auditor's fee 187 17 6
total payments as above 15,182l. 3s. 6½d.
money imprested to the Warden of the Mint for which he has accompted 1,867 17 10
total payments and allowances £17,050 1
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 6,441 18 4
Auditor's memorandum.—The Accomptant is to be charged in the next Accompt after the opening of the Pyx with the sums put into the Pyx box, for which he has had credit, viz. 308l. 19s. 9d., 7 Aug. 1713 to 31 Dec. 1713 and 2,107l. 3s. 5d. within the time of this Accompt.
Declared 28 February 1715–16.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER OF MONEYS FOR BUYING TIN.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2142 [E. 351/2142].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1664, ROLL 448 [A.O. 1/1664/448].
Francis Scobell, late Paymaster General of all monies appointed for buying Tin in Cornwall and Devon: Final Account.
25 December 1713 to 17 March 1714–15.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands upon the end of his last Accompt 12,177 5
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer: £ s. d.
Michaelmas term, 12 & 13 Anne, in part of 40,000l. for buying tin, by privy seal 18 Aug. 9 Anne 29,600 0 0
Easter term, 13 Anne and 1 Geo. I, in full of the same 10,400 0 0
ditto in part of 40,000l. by the same privy seal 28,700 0 0
ditto in full of 7,317l. 14s. 11½d. by indenture under the Great Seal of 17 Dec. 10 Anne 7,317 14 11½
Michaelmas term, 1 Geo. I, by privy seal of 19 Nov. 1714, 1 Geo. I 21,000 0 0
97,017 14 11½
money received of John Anstis for buying of tin 14,000 0 0
total charge and receipts £123,195 0 3
Discharge.
Money paid to sundry tinners in Cornwall for 1,526 tons 7 cwt. 1 qr. 9 lb. stannary weight of tin at 65s. per cwt. (including 19s. gained by fractions) 99,212 18 0
paid to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for the coinage Duty of the said tin at 4s. per cwt. stannary weight 6,105 9 5
paid the farmers of Post-groats in full of that revenue 269 1 6
paid to the Deputy Assay-Master for 11,161 ‘essays’ to Michaelmas coinage 1714 at 3d. each ‘ essay’ 139 10 3
paid the Corporation of Truro for their allowance in lieu of their right to weight tin 36 16 10
salaries, details given 1,596 10 10
incident expenses 377 1
total Cornwall 107,737 8
money paid to sundry tinners in Devon for 189 blocks of tin, 21 tons 17 cwt. 20 lb. stannary weight, at 65s. per cwt. (deducting 12l. for tare) 1,408 16 8
paid to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for the Coinage Duty of 18 tons 16 lb. of tin at 1s. 6¾d. per cwt. stannary weight 28 2 9
paid to the Deputy Essay-master for 189 ‘ essays’ to Xmas coinage 1714 at 3d. each ‘ essay’ 2 7 3
salaries, details given 356 3 0
incident expenses 19 11 4
total Devon 1,815 1 0
this Accomptant, for himself, his deputies, and clerks, at 500l. per an. to 17 March 1714–15 614 1 0
Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee 67 15 0
carriage of money within the time of this Accompt 121 4
Treasury and Exchequer fees 54 1 6
fees in passing this and other Accompts 83 12 1
total payments as above 110,493l. 3s. 3d.
money paid over to Edward Elliot, the succeeding Paymaster 12,701 17 0
total payments and allowances £123,195 0 3
and so this Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 6 August 1716.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER GENERAL'S ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: BUNDLE 1668, ROLL 2174 [E.351/2174].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1668, ROLL 479 [A.O.1/1668/479].
John Anstis, Receiver General of Monies arising by the Sale of Tin in Cornwall and Devon.
25 December 1713 to 18 March 1714–15.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the determination of the last Accompt in tallies and orders on Low Wines (which he received in money during the time of this Accompt) 11,000 0 0
Receipts: money received of several persons within the time of this Accompt for bar and block tin sold:
by orders from the Officers of the Mint, for tin sold by them: 13,350 blocks of tin weighing 39,316 cwt. 3 lb. (32,163 cwt. 1 qr. 15 lb. to 23 Dec. 1714 and 7,152 cwt. 2 qrs. 15 lb. to 16 March 1714–15) 149,356 11 7
by orders from the Agents for Tin in Cornwall, for 1,202 blocks of tin, in stannary weight 164 tons, 8 cwt. 1 qr. 1 lb. and in merchants’ weight 3,536 cwt. 3 qrs. 3 lb 13,262 19 5
from several persons in Devon, for 244 blocks of tin weighing 595 cwt. 3 qrs. 2 lb. (less 31l. 15s. for tare) 2,172 12 2
from Moses Beranger, for tin sold in Holland 16,500 0 0
from Sir John Lambert, bt., and Edward Gibbon, by Treasury warrant of 2 March 1714–15 14,000 0 0
from the Exchequer for interest of 11,000l. in tallies and orders on Low Wines, 7 Sept. 1713 to 20 May 1714 when the Accomptant received both Principal and Interest 463 14 10
total receipts as above 195,755l. 18s. 0d.
total charge and receipts £206,755 18 0
Discharge. £ s. d.
Surplusage ion the preceding Accompt 731 16
allowance for freight of tin, incident charges and salaries:
freight of tin: several masters of ships for freight from Cornwall to the Mint in the Tower of London 1,471 14 9
incident charges: Tobias Dixon, for hire of porters etc. 205l. 4s. 7d.; Charles Rawson, for stationery Wares, 3l. 5s. 3d.; this Accomptant for charges etc. 64l. 17s. 4d.; the Attorney and Solicitor General for Opinions after the Queen's death about the Preemption of tin 10l. 15s. this Accomptant for the fees of passing divers Accompts of the Tin Affair etc. 35l. 1s. 4d., 9l. 7s. 10d., 34l. 4s. 8d., 9l. 7s. 10d., 26l. 9s. 7¼d. 398 13
salaries: Sir Isaac Newton, Craven Peyton and Edward Phelipps to Xmas 1714, 450l.; Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Richard Sandford, bt., and Martin Bladen for Ladyday quarter 1715 112l. 10s. Dr. John Francis Fauquier, their Assistant, for 1¼ years 125l.; William Smith for keeping the Ledgerbook, same time, 50l.; Richard Morgan for keeping books of Entries and Deliveries, same time 37l. 10s.; Richard Walker for the like, same time 37l. 10s.; Tobias Dixon, Warehousekeeper etc.; same time, 125l.; Edward Webster, for keeping books of Entries at the Treasury, same time, 125l.; this Accomptant, for himself and clerks, same time, 614l. 11s. 8d.; Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee 77l. 11s. 1,754 12 8
total for freight, incidents and salaries 3,625l. 0s. 10¼d.
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 188,399 0
money paid over to Francis Scobell, late Paymaster for the tin contract 14,000 0 0
£206,755 18 0
and so the Accomptant is even and Quit.
Auditor's Memorandum.—Moses Beranger of London, merchant, has received 1,600 tons of tin as collateral security for 100,000l. lent by him and is accomptable for what the tin shall produce over and above the Principal and Interest of the said sum.
Declared 6 August 1716.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2162 [E.351/2162]
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 454A [A.O.1/1666/465A].
John Goodall, Thomas Waddon and Thomas Worth junior, late Agents for managing the Tin Affair in Cornwall
25 December 1713 to 18 March 1714–15.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Arrears: tin remaining in the Accomptants’ custody at the determination of the last Accompt: 2,773 blocks, in stannary weight 379 16 0 3
Receipts: tin received within the time of this Accompt from the several owners and proprietors in Cornwall: 11,161 blocks, in stannary weight 1,526 7 1 9
Voluntary charge; 16 blocks of tin produced out of the ‘essays’ of tin, in stannary weight 1 18 0 16
total charge and receipts 1,908 1 2 3
Discharge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Tin consigned to the Officers of the Mint: 10,078 blocks, in merchants’ weight 29,435 cwt. 1qr. 22 lb. but in stannary weight 1,373 13 0 16
tin disposed of in Cornwall and the produced thereof paid to the Receiver General: 1,202 blocks, sold for 13,262l. 19s. 4d. paid over to John Anstis; in stannary weight 164 8 1 1
tin delivered over to John Borlase and Samuel Foot, succeeding Agents 370 0 0 8
tin Short allowed in the preceding Accompt 0 0 0 3
total allowances 1,908 1 2 3
and so these Accomptants are even and Quit.
Declared 6 August 1716.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2163 [E.351/2163].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 466 [A.O. 1/1666/466].
Andrew Quick, Agent for tin in Devon.
Xmas 1713 to 18 March 1714–15.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Arrears: tin remaining in the Accomptant's custody at Xmas 1713 as at the foot of the preceding Accompt 34 10 2 20
Receipts: tin received within the period of this Accompt, being all tin made and bought in Devon 22 2 3 5
56 13 2 0
Discharge.
Tin sold within the time of this Accompt: 244 blocks, in merchants’ weight 595 cwt. 3 qrs. 2 lb., at 74s. per cwt. (less 31l. 15s. for tare), producing 2,172l. 12s. 2d. paid to John Anstis, late Receiver; in stannary weight 27 16 0 6
tin delivered to Richard Balhatchet, the succeding agent: 253 blocks, in stannary weight 28 17 1 19
56 13 2 0
and so the Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 30 November 1716.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVERS AND DISPOSERS OF TIN.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2182 [E. 351/2182].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1669, ROLL 490 [A.O.1/1669/490].
Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker, Craven Peyton, Warden, and Edward Phelips, Comptroller of the Mint, Receivers and Disposers of Tin in the Tower of London.
25 December 1713 to 25 December 1714.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's custody 14,710 blocks of tin, in merchants’ weight 43,226 cwt. 3 qrs. 7 lb. and in stannary weight 2,017 5 0 3
Receipts: tin consigned to the Accomptants, received by several ships within the time of this Accompt, 10,078 blocks, in merchants’ weight 29,435 cwt. 1 qr. 22 lb. and in stannary weight 1,373 13 0 16
total tin received and charged 3,390 18 0 19
Discharge.
Tin sold within the time of this Accompt: 10,903 blocks sold for 122,176l. 12s. 2d. paid over to John Anstis, in merchants’ weight 32,163 cwt. 1 qr. 15 lb., and in stannary weight 1,500 19 0 23
and so these Accomptants appear to have in their custody 13,885 blocks of tin, in merchants’ weight 40,498 cwt. 3 qrs. 14 lb. and in stannary weight 1,889 18 3 21
Declared 6 August 1716.