Declared Accounts, 1708


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'Declared Accounts, 1708: Mint', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. DIX-DX. URL: Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Sir Isaac Newton, Rt., Master and Worker of Gold and Silver Monies within the Mint, etc.
31 December 1707 to 31 December 1708.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining as at the end of the last Accompt 20,102 15 2
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 6–7 Anne, in further part of 10,000l. under privy seal of 13 March 1701–2 and Royal Warrant of 29 Jan. 5 Anne 1,149 8 4
Easter term, 7 Anne, in further part of the same 3,056 14
Michaelmas term, 7–8 Anne, in full of the same 2,658 9
total charge and receipts £26,967 7 5
Discharge. £ s. d.
Fees and entertainments of the Officers of the Mint, detailed 850 0 0
salaries payable by letters patent and warrants, detailed 900 0 0
to Robert Weddell, the Warden's clerk, for prosecuting clippers and coiners (½ year's salary to Midsummer 1708) 30 0 0
charges of coining gold and silver monies:
1,010 lb. of gold money at 6s. 6d. a lb 328 5 0
3,751 lb. of silver money at 16½d. a lb. 257 17
to the moneyers at 1d. per lb. for the said 3,751 lb. of silver money for the more exact sizing thereof and for making the due proportion of small money 15 12 7
601 15
Discharge. £ s. d.
money put into the pyx box 76 2 4
necessary and incident charges (charcoal, aqua fortis, copper; Exchequer fees, etc.; passing the Accompt; Auditor's fee) 171 14 11
money imprested to Craven Peyton Esq., Warden of the Mint, for payment of the salaries of the Officers of the Mint, of Artificers' Bills and of extraordinary charges 2,080 19 4
total payments and allowances £4,710 11
And so the Accomptant is Indebted 22,256 15
Declared 6 April 1710.
Auditor's Memorandum:
The Accomptant in his next Accompt after the opening of the Pyx is to be charged with 17l. 3s. put into the Pyx between 31 July 1707 (when the money therein was tried) and the time of the determination of the preceding Accompt wherein he is allowed the same; he is also to be charged with a further 76l. 2s. 4d. allowed him within the time of this Accompt; in all 93l. 5s. 4d.
William Clayton, Agent for the Payment of 6 per cent. Interest [discount] to contributors or purchasers of Annuities who pay in their purchase money before 10 May 1707.
21 June 1706 to 12 November 1708.
See Vol. XXI, p. ccxlii and corrigenda:
Charge. Remains 328l. 0s. 2d.
Received 2,224l. 18s. 0d.
and at foot below Discharge Remains 402l. 8s. 3d.