Declared Accounts
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'Declared Accounts: Mint', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. CDXXXVI-CDXXI. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85279 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Mint

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: WARDEN'S ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1606; ROLL 97 [A.O.1/1606/97]

Sir Richard Sandford, Warden of the Mint.

1 January 1715–16 to 31 December 1716.

Charge.£s.d.
Money received of the Master and Worker of the Mint:
for salaries of such Officers as are paid by the Warden
1,43500
for pay of artificers' bills for repairs of buildings etc.18000
total change and receipts£1,61500
Discharge.£s.d.
Salaries:
Sir Richard Sandford, for himself and clerk
44000
Martin Bladen, Comptroller of the Mint, for ditto34000
Charles Bratell, Assay-master, for ditto22000
Maj. Gen. William Evans, Surveyor of the Meltings and Clerk of the Irons, for ditto13000
Hopton Haynes, Weigher and Teller, for ditto10000
Henry Segar, his Assistant4000
Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors4000
Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk, etc.10000
Philip Dallowe, Porter2000
the Rev. William Hawkins, Minister of the Chapel400
Daniel Warren, Sexton100
1,43500
sundry repairs at the houses and buildings in the Mint (Thomas Churchill for bricklayer's work; Richard Driver for carpenter's work; John Trapps for smith's work: John Hunt, Administrator to Gostwick Cox, plumber, for lead and plumber's work; Hester Brettell for glazier's work; John Ryalls for Portland and Purbeck stones, and William Cooper for painting gates)6290
sundry incidents and necessary charges, detailed11074
total payments and allowances£1,607164
and so the Accomptant is Indebted
Declared 8 March 1717–18.
738

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: GOLD AND SILVER MONEYS: THE MASTER AND WORKER.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1635, ROLL 278 [A.O.1/1635/278].

Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint.

1 January 1715–16 to 31 December 1716.

Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the termination of the last Accompt89022
Receipts: money imprested out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term, 2 George I, in further part of 20,000l. by Privy Seal of 29 Sept. 1 George I
3,2961710
Easter term, 2 & 3 George I, in further part of the same3,29450
Michaelmas term, 3 George I, in full of the same7551410
the same term, in part of 20,000l. by General Letters of Privy Seal of 29 Sept. 1714 and a Warrant of the Prince of Wales of 1 Oct. 1716, 3 George I2,44518
9,79216
money received out of the pyx, 2 Aug. 1715 to 29 Aug. 1716:
in gold 2,308 guineas at 21s. 6d. each
2,48120
and in silver3169
2,484189
£13,16717
Discharge.
Fees and salaries: payable by the Indenture of the Mint:
Sir Isaac Newton, this Accomptant; year to Xmas 1716
50000
the same, for an Under-Assay-Master; same time6000
the same, for a Purveyor; same time2000
the same, for three clerks; same time12000
John Briant, Engineer to the Mint; same time10000
80000
salaries payable by Letters Patent and Warrants:
John Croker, Chief Engraver; year to Xmas 1716
20000
Samuel Bull, Second Graver; same time8000
the said John Croker for the support etc. of Francis Beresford, his apprentice (for 6 years from Xmas 1711); same time3500
Richard Fletcher, Smith Assistant to the Gravers; same time4000
35500
charges and waste of coining 23,765 lb. of gold monies at 6s. 6d. per lb.7,723126
ditto of coining 1,650 cwt. of silver monies at 16½d. per lb.11389
and to the moneyers at 1d. per lb. for the said silver monies for their more exact sizing and for the due proportion of small money6176
7,843189
money put into the pyx box within the time of this Accompt:
in gold 1,585 guineas at 21s. 6d. each, 1,703l. 17s. 6d. and in silver 3l. 6s. 9d.
1,70743
necessary and incident charges, detailed:
coals etc.; ‘copples’, ‘copple-ashes’, ‘parting glasses’, ‘nealing-potts’, ‘brushes’, ‘grinding sheers’, ‘chissells’, hammers etc.; aqua fortis and water silver; fine copper for ‘allay’ of gold and silver monies; ‘luteing’ three assay furnaces, etc.; cast iron plates to put upon the top of the gold melting furnaces, etc.; loss by assay
207124
charges at the trial of the Pyx:
Francis Child, for entertaining the jury of goldsmiths etc.
3600
this Accomptant, for fees and charges paid several persons and for loss by assays29108
65108
Exchequer fees etc. (including 84l. for the Auditor's fee)145122
(total payments as above 11,124l. 18s. 2d.)
money imprested to Sir Richard Sandford, bt., Warden of the Mint, for salaries1,43500
ditto, for incidents etc.18000
1,61500
total payments and allowances£12,739182
and so the Accomptant is Indebted4271811½
Auditor's Memorandum: The Accomptant is to be charged in his Accompt for the year in which the next trial of the pyx shall be made with 222 guineas put into the pyx box 29 August 1716 to 31 December 1716.
Declared 8 March 1717–18.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER OF MONEYS FOR BUYING TIN.

PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2143 [E351/2143].

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 to 24 June 1717.

See Vol. XXIX p. cdxi.

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER GENERAL'S ACCOUNT.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1668, ROLLS 481 AND 482 [A.O.1/1668/481 and 482].

Anthony Nicoll, Receiver General of Moneys arising by the Sale of Tin.

25 Dec. 1715 to 25 Dec. 1716.

Charge.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands upon the end of his last Accompt162145
Receipts: money arising by the sale of tin within the time of this Accompt:
for 7,551 blocks, weighing 22,035 cwt. 2qrs. 4lb. [merchants' weight] at 76s. per cwt. (less 17d. for loss by fractions) sold by the Officers of the Mint in London
83,734193
for 389 blocks, weighing 104,484lb. stannary weight but in merchants' weight 1,123 cwt. 3 qrs. 5 lb. at 75s. per cwt. sold by the Agents for the Tin Affair in Cornwall4,214177
(total receipts 87,949l. 16s. 10d..)
total charge and receipts£88,112113
Money paid for freight, incident charges and salaries:
several masters of ships for freight of 1,432 tons 5 cwt. 3 qrs. 2lb. of tin at 20s. per ton shipped from Cornwall
1,43253
incident charges (hire of porters and carmen to handle 9,874 blocks of tin shipped from Cornwall and 7,551 blocks delivered from the warehouses; stationery wares; postage of letters)186193
salaries: (Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Richard Sandford, bt., and Martin Bladen, Chief Officers of the Mint 450l.; Dr. John Francis Fauquier, their Assistant, 100l.; Edward Hawke for keeping the ledger book 40l.; Richard Morgan and R. Walker, for keeping entry books 60l.; Tobias Dixon, Warehousekeeper and Head Porter, 100l.; Edward Webster, for keeping books at the Treasury Office 100l.; Edward Harley, for the Auditor's fee 65l.; this Accomptant, for himself and clerks 500l.1,41500
(total allowed as above 3,034l. 4s. 6d.)
money paid into the Exchequer, by dates81,34737
total payments and allowances£84,38181
and so the said Accomptant is Indebted3,73132
Auditor's Memorandum: Moses Beranger, of London, merchant, has received 1,600 ton of tin as a collateral security for 100,000l. lent by him and is accountable for what the tin shall produce over and above the Principal and Interest of such sum; but he appears to have rendered no accompt of the produce thereof.
Further Memorandum: 2,664 blocks of tin, weighing 8,000 cwt. 1 qr. has been consigned from the Mint to Sir Theodore Jansen and shipped to Holland as a security for 34,000l. advanced by him; but no accompt thereof has yet been rendered to the Auditor.
Declared 5 September 1721.
[A.O.1/1668/482 is properly a Pipe Office Roll and on parchment; having been taken for an Audit Office Roll, it has escaped destruction. See p. xxv above.]

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: AGENTS IN CORNWALL.

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1666, ROLL 468 [A.O.1/1666/468].

John Borlase, Samuel Foote and Joseph Silly, Agents for managing the Tin Affair in the County of Cornwall.

25 December 1715 to 25 December 1716.

Charge.tonscwt.qrs.lb.
Arrears: remaining in the several coinage halls and warehouses as at the foot of the last Accompt586715
Receipts: Tin received into the coinage halls and warehouses within the time of this Accompt; 9,010 blocks in stannary weight1,20818214
Voluntary Charge: the produce of the Essays [Assays] of tin in Cornwall within the time of this Accompt; 10 blocks, in stannary weight16123
total charge and receipts1,79612117
Discharge.tonscwt.qrs.lb.
Tin consigned to the Mint; 9,874 blocks, in merchants' weight 1,432 tons 5 cwt. 3 qrs. 2 lb. but in stannary weight1,33616012
Tin sold in Cornwall; 389 blocks, in merchants' weight 1,123 cwt. 3 qrs. 5 lb., sold for 4,214l. 17s. 7d. paid to Anthony Nicoll, Receiver General, in stannary weight52439
total consigned and sold as above1,3890321
and so there remains in the Accomptants' custody
Declared 5 September 1721.
40711121

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVERS AND DISPOSERS OF TIN. (fn. 1)

AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1669, ROLL 492 [A.O.1/1669/492]

Sir Richard Sandford, bt., Warden of the Mint, Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker and Martin Bladen, Comptroller, appointed to receive and dispose of Tin.

26 December 1715 to 24 December 1716.

Charge.tonscwt.qrs.lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptants' custody at the determination of the last Accompt1,27719314
Receipts: tin consigned and received within the time of this Accompt: 9,874 blocks consigned by the Agents for Tin in Cornwall, in merchants' weight 28,645 cwt. 3 qr. 2 lb., in stannary weight1,33616012
2,6141601
Discharge.
Tin sold within the time of this Accompt: 7,551 blocks, in merchants' weight 22,035 cwt. 2 qrs. 4 lb. at 76s. per cwt. (abating 17d. for loss by fractions) making 83,734l. 19s. 3d. paid over to Anthony Nicoll, Receiver General of the money arising by sale of tin; in stannary weight1,028620
and so these Accomptants have in their custody 11,754 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 33,995 cwt. 3 qrs. 8 lb., in stannary weight1,586921
Declared 5 September 1721.

Footnotes

1 See footnote to Vol. XXV, Part I page cdl.