Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Mint', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29: 1714-1715 (1957), pp. CDVIII-CDXVII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=86451 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Mint

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: GOLD AND SILVER MONEYS: WARDEN'S ACCOUNT.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1606, ROLL 96 [A.O.1/1606/96].
Sir Richard Sandford, bt., Warden of the Mint in the Tower of London.
1 January 1714–15 to 31 December 1715.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being his first Accompt nil
Receipts: money received from Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Gold and Silver Moneys in the Mint:
for the salaries of such Officers as are paid by the Warden 1,435 0 0
for the payment of Artificers’ bills etc. 376 6 0
for payment of extraordinary charges 136 14 7
total charge and receipts £1,948 0 7
Discharge. £ s. d.
Salaries:
Sir Richard Sandford, bt., Warden for himself and clerk; year to 25 Dec. 1714 440 0 0
Martin Bladen, Comptroller, ditto; ditto 340 0 0
Charles Bratell, Assay-master, ditto; ditto 220 0 0
Maj. Gen. William Evans, Surveyor of the Meltings and Clerk of the Irons, ditto; ditto 130 0 0
Hopton Haynes, Weigher and Teller, ditto; ditto 100 0 0
Henry Segar, his Assistant; same time 40 0 0
Edward Harley and Thomas Foley for the Auditor's fee; same time 40 0 0
Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk etc.; same time 100 0 0
Philip Dallowe, Porter; same time 20 0 0
William Hawkins, Minister of the Chapel; same time 4 0 0
Daniel Warren, Sexton; same time 1 0 0
1,435 0 0
Artificers’ bills etc.:
Thomas Churchill, for bricklayer's work 151 0 0
Richard Driver,for carpenter's and joiner's work 115 0 0
John Trapps, for smith's work 71 0 0
Gostwick Cox, for plumber's work 11 12 0
John Grinsell, for plaisterer's work 4 10 0
Thomas Brettell, for leading, glass and glazier's work 9 7 0
William Cooper, for painter's work 8 0 0
Thomas Burden, for pavior's work 5 17 0
376 6 0
incidents, detailed: rent of the Porter's house; provision of water; caretaking; lamps; the watermen's liveries; stationery wares; assay balances etc.; removal of rubbish; small necessaries; the Warden's share of the diet 136 14 7
£1,948 0 7
and so the Accomptant is even and Quit. Declared 26 September 1716.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: GOLD AND SILVER COINAGE.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2121 [E.351/2121].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1635, ROLL 277 [A.O.1/1635/277].
Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint.
1 January 1714–15 to 31 December 1715.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining on the determination of his last Accompt 6,441 18 4
Receipts: money imprested out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 1 George I, in further part of 20,000l. by Privy Seal of 29 Sept., 1 George I 4,000 0 0
Easter term, 1&2 George I, in further part of the same 3,763 8 6
Michaelmas term, 2 George I, ditto 2,051 19 1
9,815 7 7
money received out of the pyx:
3,893 guineas at 21s. 6d. each 4,184 19 6
and in silver 5 5 8
4,190 5 2
total charge and receipts £20,447 11 1
Fees and salaries payable by the Indenture of the Mint:
Sir Isaac Newton, this Accomptant 500 0 0
the same, for an Under-Assay Master 60 0 0
the same, for a Purveyor 20 0 0
the same, for three Clerks 120 0 0
John Braint, Engineer 100 0 0
800 0 0
salaries by Letters Patent and Warrants:
John Croker, Chief Engraver 200 0 0
Samuel Bull, his Assistant 80 0 0
John Croker, for the training of Francis Beresford, his apprentice 35 0 0
Richard Fletcher Smith, assistant to the Engravers 40 0 0
355 0 0
charges of coining the gold and silver moneys:
for the waste and charges of coining 39,090 1b. of gold money at 6s. 6d. per 1b 12,704 5 0
for ditto of coining 1,643 1b. of silver moneys at 1s. 4½d. per 1b. 112 19
and to the moneyers at 1d. per 1b. for the better and more exact sizing of the silver moneys and for making their due proportion of small money 6 16 11
12,824 1
money put into the pyxbox:
in gold 2,597 guineas at 21s. 6d 2,791 15 6
in silver 1 7 6
loss by assays 3 13 0
2,796 16 0
necessary charges and incidents, detailed:
William King, for coal 84 0 0
Thomas Stone, for copples, parting glasses, chisels etc. 27 2 4
John Cartlitch, for aqua fortis and water silver 74 2 7
the same, for refining 1,256 1b. 5 oz. 9 dwt. 6 gr. of coarse gold at 5s. per 1b 314 2 3
the same, for 8 1b. 10 oz. 1 dwt. 5 gr. of fine copper for ‘allay’ of gold monies at 3s. 6d. per 1b., and for 69 1b. 9 oz. 18 dwt. 9 gr. of copper for ‘allay’ of silver monies at 1s. 6d. per 1b. 6 15 7
506 2 9
payments to artificers for repairing the furnaces, detailed:
Thomas Churchill, for bricklayer's work 3 15 0
Richard Broadbrook, smith 3 10 0
John Ryalls, mason 8 15 0
16 0 0
charges at the trial of the pyx 2 Aug. 1715:
John Egleton, Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company, for entertaining the jury etc. 30 0 0
this Accomptant for fees and charges paid to several persons attending the trial 28 17 8
58 17 8
Exchequer fees etc. 37 17 0
expenses of passing the Accompt 22 1 6
the Auditor's fee 84 0 0
143 18 6
(total payments and allowances as above 17,500l. 15s. 11½d.)
expenses of providing 30 gold medals, distributed at the Coronation, for Foreign Ministers resident in England:
for 21 oz. 18 dwt. 20 gr. of fine gold at 4l. 7s. 6d. per oz. 95 19 10½
for making 30 medals at 3s. a piece 4 10 0
fees for the Royal Sign Manual 4 5 0
fees for a Treasury Warrant 1 15 0
fees for the Warrant to the Auditor 1 15 0
Exchequer fees 0 7 6
108 12
money imprested to the Warden of the Mint:
for salaries of Officers of the Mint paid by the Warden 1,435 0 0
for paying artificers 376 6 0
for paying the Warden's part of the diet etc 136 14 7
1,948 0 7
total payments and allowances £19,557 8 11
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 890 2 2
Declared 26 September 1716.
Auditor's Memorandum.—The Accomptant is to be charged for the year in which the next trial of the pyx shall be made with 945 guineas and 10s. of silver put into the pyx from 2 Aug. to 31 Dec. 1715.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER OF MONEYS FOR BUYING TIN.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2143 [E.351/2143].
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.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being his first and only Accompt nil
Receipts: money received from Francis Scobell, the preceding Paymaster 12,701 17 0
money had out of the Exchequer:
Easter term, 2 & 3 George I, in full payment of 50,000l. by Privy Seal of 18 June 1716, 2 George I 50,000 0 0
the same term, in full of 17,776l. 10s. 9½d. by General Writ of Privy Seal of 29 Sept. 1714 and Royal Sign Manual of 17 Sept. 1716, 3 George I 17,776 10
Easter term, 3 & 4 George I, in full of 30,244l. 12s. 11d. by General Writ of Privy Seal and Royal Sign Manual of 26 April 1717, 3 George I 30,244 12 11
the same term, in full of 26,152l. 8s. 8d. by General Writ of Privy Seal and Royal Sign Manual of 27 July 1717 26,152 8 8
Michaelmas term, 4 George I, in full of 1,081l. 19s. 2½d.by the said General Writ of Privy Seal and Royal Sign Manual of 17 March 1717–18, 4 George I 1,081 19
125,255 11 7
Voluntary Charge: money arising from the sale of Tin:
Anthony Nicol, Receiver and Paymaster of the money arising by the sale of Tin (two items) 34,000 0 0
Moses Beranger, pursuant to contracts with the Treasury 20,000 0 0
Sir Theodore Janssen, ditto 24,000 0 0
Sir John Lambert and Edward Gibbon, pursuant to a contract with the Treasury 22,000 0 0
100,000 0 0
total charge and receipts £237,957 8 7
Discharge.
Money paid to several tinners, owners and proprietors of Tin in Cornwall and Devon:
Cornwall
to sundry tinners for 9,708 blocks of Tin delivered in the four coinages to Michaelmas 1715; 1,325 tons 17 cwt. 3 qrs. 5 1b. stannary weight at 65s. per cwt 86,181 17 3
ditto for 9,010 blocks of Tin; ditto to Michaelmas 1716; 1,208 tons 18 cwt. 24 1b. stannary weight; same rate 78,579 3 8
ditto for 6,010 blocks of Tin delivered in Xmas coinage 1716 and Ladyday coinage 1717; 791 tons 9 cwt. 3 qrs. 3 1b. stannary weight; same rate 51,446 4 8
216,207 5 7
(total 24,728 blocks weighing 3,326 tons 5 cwt. 3 qr. 7 1b. in stannary weight at 65s. per cwt., abating 32s. 8d. for fractions.)
Devon
to sundry tinners for 18 blocks of Tin delivered in the three coinages to Michaelmas 1715; 1 ton 19 cwt. 3 qrs. 7 1b. stannary weight at 65s. per cwt., less 4l. 5s. for tare 125 3 2
ditto for 62 blocks of Tin delivered in the four coinages to Michaelmas 1716;7 tons 18 cwt. 1 qr. 13 1b. in stannary weight; same rate, less 25s. for tare and 10s. 8d. short paid 512 19 6
ditto for 11 blocks of Tin delivered in Xmas coinage 1716; 1 ton 4 cwt. 3 qrs. 9 1b. stannary weight; same rate, less 3s. for tare 80 11 7
718 14 3
(total Cornwall and Devon 216,925l. 19s. 10d.)
Money paid for Coinage Duties, Post Groats and Assays:
Cornwall
Robert Corker, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, for coinage Duty of 24,728 blocks of Tin coined in the coinage towns of Cornwall, Xmas 1714 to Ladyday 1717; 3,326 tons 5 cwt. 3 qrs. 7 1b. stannary weight at 4s. per cwt. 13,305 3
the same as Farmer of Post Groats on 15,055 blocks of Tin received in the six coinages Xmas 1714, Ladyday and Xmas 1715, Ladyday and Xmas 1716 and Ladyday 1717; 2,016 tons 8 cwt. 3 qrs. 21 1b. stannary weight at 4d. per cwt. 672 2 10½
William Glynn, Deputy Assay Master, for the assays of 24,728 blocks of Tin at 3d. per assay 309 2 0
the Corporation of Truro, by John Prowse, in lieu of the advantages they formerly enjoyed by weighing Tin, at 30l. per an 67 13 2
14,354 1
Devon
Robert Corker, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, for Coinage Duty of 17 blocks of tin coined in the coinage towns of Devon, Xmas quarter 1714; 3 tons 17 cwt. 4 1b. stannary weight at 18¾d. per cwt.; also the like on 91 blocks of Tin coined there, Xmas 1714 to Xmas 1716; 11 tons 3 cwt. 4 1b. stannary weight 23 8 9
William Glynn, Deputy Assay Master, for the assays of 79 blocks of tin, Ladyday 1715 to Michaelmas 1716 at 3d. per assay 0 19 9
24 8 6
(total Devon and Cornwall 14,378l. 9s. 9¾d.)
salaries:
Cornwall
John Borlase and Samuel Foote, Agents, at 250l. per an.; 18 March 1714–15 to Midsummer 1717 1,135 19 0
John Gregor, another; 18 March 1714–15 to Ladyday 1716 255 9 6
Joseph Silley, another; from 23 April 1716 to Midsummer 1717 296 9 4
Hugh Piper, Supervisor General of the Blowing Houses; same rate, 18 March 1714–15 to 11 April 1715 16 13 3
John Rogers succeeding him; 12 April 1715 to Midsummer 1717 551 6 3
John Alexander, storekeeper, at 100l. per an.; 18 March 1714 to Midsummer 1717 227 3 0
three clerks, named 363 10 10
the four Registers 90 17 5
and this Accomptant at 500l. per an. 1,135 19 0
Devon
Henry Woolcomb, Agent, at 250 l. per an.; three quarters to Midsummer 1717 187 10 0
Henry Woolcomb, Storekeeper and Clerk; same time 30 0 0
Joseph Hext, Deputy Poiser, at 4l. per an.; 1½ years to Midsummer 1717 6 0 0
4,296 17 7
necessary and incident charges, detailed:
the Agents for Tin in Cornwall for their disbursements 975 13
this Accomptant for expenses, including those of two journeys to Truro to prevent disturbances threatened by the tinners (75l.) and for so much lost on changing 3,087 pieces of gold at 6d. each occasioned by reducing the value of gold coin (77l. 3s. 6d.) 826 12 0
the same for his own salary at 500l. per an.; Midsummer 1717 to Michaelmas 1718 on evidence that near 30,000l. was issued to him after Midsummer 1717 for paying tinners 625 0 0
the same for fees in passing this Accompt 70 0 0
Thomas Foley for the Auditor's fee 62 9 0
2,559 14
total payments and allowances £238,161 1 11¼
and so this Accomptant is in surplusage 203 13
Declared 17 March 1719–20.
Memorandum. —This surplusage was paid to the Accomptant by John Francis Fauquier pursuant to Treasury Warrant of 18 May 1720 and is allowed Mr. Fauquier in his Accompt as Warehousekeeper of Tin in the Tower, Xmas 1717 to Midsummer 1725.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER GENERAL OF THE MONEY ARISING BY THE SALE OF TIN.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2175 [E.351/2175].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1668, ROLL 480 [A.O.1/1668/480].
Anthony Nicoll, Receiver General of the Money arising by the sale of Tin in Devon and Cornwall.
18 March 1714–15 to 25 December 1715.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: none, this being his first Accompt nil
Receipts: sums received within the time of this Accompt of the Chief Officers of the Mint and of the Agents in Cornwall and also from Moses Beranger for Tin sold in Holland:
money received from the Officers of the Mint for Tin sold by them; 6,894 blocks weighing 20,200 cwt. 3 qrs. 18 1b. less tare, etc. 76,763 7 3
ditto from the Agents for Tin in Cornwall: 541 blocks, weighing 148,056 cwt. 5,967 13 0
ditto of Moses Beranger, in further part and upon accompt of 480 tons, in part of 1,600 tons 2,000 0 0
more received of the same 34,000 0 0
total charge and receipts £118,731 0 3
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER GENERAL OF THE MONEY
ARISING BY THE SALE OF TIN.
Discharge. £ s. d.
Freight, incident charges and salaries:
freight: to several Masters of Ships for 1,112 tons 2 qrs. 2 1b. of Tin shipped from Cornwall to the Tower Mint; Xmas 1714 to Xmas 1715 1,112 0 1
incident charges: Tobias Dixon, for charges of landing Tin etc. (160l. 14s. 9d.), the same for charges of shipping off 400 tons for Holland (1,269l. 14s. 2d.); Charles Rawson, stationer, for stationery wares (3l. 5s. 4d.); postage of letters (1l. 12s.) 1,435 6 3
money paid over to Edward Elliot and Henry Vincent, his Deputy, for paying for tin coined and bought in Cornwall and Devon in the Xmas and Lady day coinages 34,000 0 0
salaries: Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Richard Sandford, bt., and Martin Bladen, Chief Officers for the Tin Affair in the Tower, at 150l. each for three quarters to Xmas 1715 (337l. 10s.), Dr. John Francis Fauquier, their assistant, same time (75l.), Edward Hawke, for keeping the ledger book, same time (30l.), Richard Morgan, for keeping books of entries and deliveries, same time (22l. 10s.), R—Walker, ditto (22l. 10s.), Tobias Dixon, Warehousekeeper etc., same time (75l.), Edward Webster, for keeping books at the Treasury, same time (75l.), this Accomptant, for himself and clerks, 18 March 1714–15 to Xmas 1715 (384l. 12s.), Thomas Foley, for the Auditor's fee, for this Accompt and for that of the Officers of the Mint for Tin received (31l. 4s. 6d.) 1,053 6 6
(total for freight, incident charges and salaries 37,600l. 12s. 10d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates 80,967 13 0
total payments and allowances £118,568 5 10
and so the Accomptant is Indebted 162 14 5
Declared 17 April 1718.
Auditor's Memoranda.—Moses Beranger of London, merchant, hath received 1,600 tons of Tin as collateral security for 100,000l. lent by him, pursuant to an Agreement with the Treasury of 7 March 1712–13, and is accomptable for the produce of the said Tin over and above the Principal and Interest of the said sum: but he has rendered no Accompt of the produce.
2,664 blocks of Tin weighing 8,000 cwt. 1 qr. has been consigned by the Principal Officers of the Mint to Sir Theodore Janssen and shipped for Holland as a security for 34,000l. advanced by him.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: AGENTS FOR CORNWALL.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2164 [E.351/2164].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 467 [A.O.1/1666/467].
Samuel Foote, John Gregor and John Borlace, Agents for the Tin Affairs in Cornwall.
18 March 1714–15 to 25 Dec. 1715.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. 1b.
Arrears: none, this being their first Accompt nil
Receipts: Tin received at the Coinage Halls and Warehouses: 978 blocks in stannary weight 1325 17 3 5
Voluntary charge: 2,670 blocks of Tin received from George Goodall, Thomas Wadden and Thomas Worth, late Agents for Tin, as at the foot of their last Accompt; in stannary weight 370 0 0 8
18 blocks of tin produced out of the Assays of Tin; in stannary weight 2 7 3 9
total of Tin charged and receipted 1698 5 2 22
Discharge.
Tin consigned to the Officers of the Mint: 7,551 blocks, in merchants’ weight 22,240 cwt. 2 qrs. 2 1b.; in stannary weight 1037 17 3 11
Tin sold in Cornwall, the produce whereof amounting to 5,967l. 13s. 0d. is paid to Anthony Nicoll, Receiver General; 541 blocks, in stannary weight 74 0 2 6
1111 18 1 17
and so there remains in the custody of these Accomptants 4,304 blocks of tin, in stannary weight 586 7 1 5
Declared 17 April 1718.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR: TIN CONSIGNED TO THE MINT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2183 [E.351/2183].
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1669, ROLL 491 [A.O.1/1669/491].
Sir Isaac Newton, bt., Master and Worker, Sir Richard Sandford, bt., Warden, and Martin Bladen, Comptroller of the Mint.
25 December 1714 to 24 December 1715.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. 1b.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants’ Custody 13,885 blocks of Tin unsold, in merchants’ weight 40,498 cwt. 3 qrs. 14 1b. and in stannary weight 1889 18 3 21
Receipts: tin consigned to these Accomptants from the Agents in Cornwall within the time of this Accompt; 7,551 blocks, in merchants’ weight 22,240 cwt. 2 qrs. 2 1b. and in stannary weight 1037 17 3 7
total charge 2927 16 3 3
Discharge. tons cwt. qrs. 1b.
Tin sold to several persons for ready money, 24 Dec. 1714 to 18 March 1714–15; 2,447 blocks, sold for 22,179l. 19s. 5d. (paid over to John Anstis, late Receiver General), in merchants’ weight 7,152 cwt. 2 qrs. 15 1b. and in stannary weight 333 15 3 5
Tin sold as above 18 March 1714–15 to 24 Dec. 1715; 6,894 blocks, sold for 76,763l. 7s. 3d. (paid over to Anthony Nicoll, Receiver General); in merchants’ weight 20,200 cwt. 3 qrs. 18 1b. and in stannary weight 942 14 0 19
Tin shipped to Holland to Sir Theodore Janssen; 2,664 blocks, in merchants’ weight 8,000 cwt. 1 qr. and in stannary weight 373 6 3 15
total discharge 1649 16 3 14
and so the Accomptants appear to have in their Custody 1277 19 3 14
Declared 17 April 1719.