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'Declared Accounts: Mint', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25: 1711 (1952), pp. CDXLII-CDL. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85820 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: WARDEN'S ACCOUNT.
AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1606, ROLL 92 [A.O.1/1606/92]. [Pipe Office Roll missing.]
CRAVEN PEYTON, Warden of the Mint.
1 January 1710–11 to 31 December 1711.
Charge.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining upon the foot of the last AccomptNil
Receipts: money received from Sir Isaac Newton by way of Imprest:
for defraying the salaries of such Officers of the Mint as are paid by the Warden1,43500
for the payment of several Artificers' Bills for repairs of buildings belonging to the Mint44500
for payment of the Warden's part of the diet and other extraordinary charges payable by him181110
total charge and receipts£2,061110
Discharge.£s.d.
salaries:
Craven Peyton, Warden of the Mint, for himself and clerk44000
John Ellis, Comptroller of the Mint, ditto, and to Edward Philips succeeding him34000
Daniel Brattell, the Queen's Assay Master, ditto22000
William Evans, Surveyor of the Meltings and Clerk of the Irons13000
Hampton Haines, Weigher and Teller, for himself and clerk10000
Henry Seagar, Assistant Weigher and Teller4000
Arthur Maynwaring and Edward Harley, Auditors of the Mint4000
Thomas Hall, Chief Clerk and Clerk of the Papers10000
Peter Dallowe, Porter of the Mint2000
Dr. William Hawkins, Minister to the Chapel400
Daniel Warren, Sexton100
1,43500
repairs at the houses and buildings in the Mint at the Tower (Thomas Churchill, bricklayer; Richard Driver, carpenter; Gostwick Cox, plumber; William Cooper, painter; John Grinsell, plasterer; Thomas Brettell, glasier; Richard Broadbrooke, smith)44500
sundry incident and necessary charges and disbursements (William King for charcoal; George Ford for rent of the Porter's house; John Walford for bringing water; Elizabeth Ashley for attendance; Thomas Kempe for the four lamps; William Nicoll, scavenger; Abel Slaney and William Pate, woollen drapers, for cloth for the watermen's liveries; Samuel Holman for making the same; Charles Rawson, stationer; John Suart, scale maker; Richard Bullock, purveyor)129110
Officers' diet, upon the days of their public meeting5200
total payments and allowances£2,061110
And so the Accomptant is even and Quit.
Declared 27 March 1713.
[This Account has been omitted in former volumes as of insufficient interest or importance to justify publication. It is here inserted as a specimen for completeness but it is essentially merely a sub-account of imprested money.]
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2117 [E351/2117]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1635, ROLL 273 [A.O.1/1635/273].
Sir ISAAC NEWTON, Master and Worker of her Majesty's Gold and Silver Monies within the Mint in the Tower of London and elsewhere.
1 January 1710–11 to 31 December 1711.
Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands at the determination of the last Accompt22,5241
Receipts: money imprested out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term 9 & 10 Anne in part of 10,000l. by privy seal of 13 March 1701–2 and royal warrant of 8 May 9 Anne88611
Easter term 10 Anne, in further part of the same3,85984
Michaelmas term 10 &11 Anne in full of the same226160
ditto, in part of 10,000l. by the same privy seal and royal warrant of 17 July 10 Anne892180
5,86513
value of new monies produced from several quantities of wrought plate melted down:
plate received 11, 12 and 14 May 1711:
101,137 oz. 15 dwts. of plate of the old standard at 5s. 5d. an oz. making 8,222 lb. 3 oz. 13 dwts. 21 grains standard weight25,50587
54,504 oz. 15 dwts. of plate of the new standard at 5s. 8d. an oz. making 4,596 lb. 3 oz. 7 dwts. 9 grains standard weight14,2581410
21,860 oz. of uncertain standard at 5s. 6d. an oz.5,653155
moneys produced by the sweep of the plate on these three days185310
plate received after 14 May 1711:
58,588 oz. 5 dwts. of plate of the old standard at 5s. 5d. an oz., making 4,684 lb. 7 oz. 11 grains standard weight14,53856
25,608 oz. of plate of the new standard at 5s. 8d. an oz. making 2,208 lb. 1 oz. 3 dwt. 15 grains standard weight6,85197
17,095 oz. 12 dwts. 9 grains of uncertain plate at 5s. 6d. an oz.4,418184
moneys produced by the sweep of the plate received after 14 May10063
71,51224
totals: 11 to 14 May, 45,603l. 2s. 8d.; after 14 May 25,908l. 19s. 8d.
total charge and receipts£99,901170
Discharge.
Allowances for payments and disbursements:
fees and salaries payable by the indenture of the Mint (Sir Isaac Newton 500l.; under-assay-master, three clerks and purveyor 200l.; John Brant, engineer, 100l.)80000
ditto by letters patent and other warrants (George Ford, clerk, 40l.; John Croker, chief graver, 200l.; Samuel Bull, graver, 80l.; John Braint, provost of the moneyers, for himself and the other moneyers, 400l.)72000
charges for coining the gold and silver monies (waste, etc., on coining 9,324 lb. of gold monies at 6s. 6d. per lb., 3,030l. 6s. 0d.; waste, etc., on coining 24,768 lb. of silver monies at 1s. 4½d. per lb. 1,702l. 16s.; allowance to the moneyers at 1d. per lb. of silver money, for the better sizing thereof and for the due proportion of small money, 103l. 4s.)4,83660
money put in the pyx-box (in gold, 619 guineas at 21s. 6d. each, 665l. 8s. 6d.; in silver, 19l. 8s.; loss sustained by the assay 3l. 2s. 4d.)6871810
payments to several persons for services and necessaries (William King, collier, for charcoal 59l. 8s.; John Cartlich for water-silver and aqua fortis 18l. 6s. 10d., and for bar copper for alloy 14l. 1s. 3d., and for refining 65 lb. 6 oz. 11 dwts. of gold at 5s. per lb. and 1,174 lb. 1 oz. 15 dwts. of silver at 12d. per lb. 75l. 1s. 8d.; William Davis and Thomas Broadfield, smiths, for countercovers and false bottoms for the silver melting house 16l. 12s.; Thomas Rivet for necessaries supplied to the Assay Office 20l. 8s.; William Page for moulds 3l. 18s.)207159
Exchequer fees, etc. (including Auditor's fee 84l.)13466
7,38671
money paid into the Exchequer, being the produce of Plate received before 15 May 171144,447124
ditto for Plate received since 14 May 171127,93018
money imprested to the Warden of the Mint for which he has accompted2,061110
total payments and allowances81,825211
and so the said Accomptant is indebted18,076l.14s.1d.
MEMORANDUM. The Accomptant is to be charged in the next Accompt after the opening of the Pyx with 190l. 16s. 3d. whereof he has allowance in his Accompt to 31 Dec. 1710 and with 684l. 16s. 6d. allowed in this Accompt (the last opening was on 21 Aug. 1710).
Declared 27 March 1713.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER OF MONEYS FOR BUYING TIN: FINAL ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2139 [E351/2139]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1664, ROLL 445 [A.O.1/1664/445].
The Final Accompt of ROBERT CORKER, Receiver and Paymaster of the Moneys appointed for buying tin in Cornwall and Devon.
25 December 1710 to 14 April 1712.
Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands as at the foot of the last Accompt19,45713
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer: Michaelmas term 9 &10 Anne in full of 40,000l. by privy seal dated 18 Aug. 9 Anne2,20000
ditto in part of 40,000l. by the same privy seal26,60000
Easter term 10 Anne in full of the same13,40000
ditto in part of 40,000l. by the same privy seal39,55000
Michaelmas term 10 &11 Anne in full of the same45000
ditto in full of 40,000l. by the same privy seal40,00000
ditto in full of 8,260l. by the same privy seal8,26000
130,46000
total charge and receipts£149,91713
Discharge.
money paid to sundry tinners in Cornwall for 2,000 tons 2 cwt. 3 qrs. 13 lb. stannary weight at 65s. per cwt.130,007151
paid to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for coinage duties on the above at 4s. per cwt.8,000118
paid the farmers of the Revenue of Postgroats413197
paid William Glynn, Deputy Assay Master18736
paid the Corporation of Truro for their allowance in lieu of their right to weigh tin (1¼ years)37100
salaries, details given1,69048
incident expenses; paid to Thomas Waddon junior50455
total Cornwall140,841911
money paid to sundry tinners in Devon for 20 tons 4 cwt. 1 qr. 5 lb. stannary weight at 65s. per cwt.1,29836
paid to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for coinage duties of 24 tons 3 qrs. 5 lb. of tin at 1s. 6¾d. per cwt.37113
paid William Glynn for assaying 170 blocks at 3d. each block226
salaries (Andrew Quick 250l.; Hugh Pine 40l.)29000
incident expenses paid by Hugh Pine6836
total Devon1,69609
this Accomptant, his Deputies and clerks for their salary777710¼
the Auditor's fee6380
Mr. Suart for scales bought and sent to Cornwall1180
carriage of money within the time of this Accompt1091111
stationery wares, etc.6579
Treasury and Exchequer fees11003
paid to the Administrator of Richard Ennys, a late Agent, for arrears of salary to his death 2 Nov. 17092356
fees on passing the preceding Account11710
ditto on passing that of the Agents in Cornwall9710
fees for passing of the Final Account144
143,7330
money paid to Mr. Scobell, the succeeding Paymaster6,1841210¾
total payments and allowances£149,91713
And so this Accountant is Quit.
Declared 30 June 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: RECEIVER'S ACCOUNT
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2171 [E351/2171]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1667, ROLL 476 [A.O.1/1667/476].
JOHN ANSTIS, Receiver General of Monies arising by the Sale of Tin in Cornwall and Devon.
25 Dec. 1710 to 25 Dec. 1711.
Charge.£s.d.£s.d.
Remaining in this Accomptant's hands at the determination of the last Accompt in money3,15470
ditto in tallies and orders on the Duties on Low Wines anno 170511,59415
ditto ditto on the Half Subsidies annis 1707 and 1708 (received of Henry Furnesse in part of 109,459l. 11s. 1d.)25,86982
ditto ditto on Subsidies for the year 1708 (received of the same in part of 79,292l. 9s. 2d.)3,04253
40,5068
depending upon Robert Corker for money imprested to him to buy tin in Devon and Cornwall3,13011
money received of several persons within the time of this Accompt for bar and block tin sold, viz.:
5,431 blocks of tin, weighing 15,846 cwt. 3 qrs. 3 lb. less tare, sold by the Officers of the Mint59,577127
1,325 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 3,804 cwt. 3 lb., sold by the Agents in Cornwall at 73s. per cwt. (less 43l. 10s. for tare)13,841211¼
47 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 6 tons 6 cwt. 1 qr. 8 lb., sold by the Agents in Devon at 74s. per cwt. (less 28s. for tare)46600
money received at the Exchequer for 18 months' interest due on several tallies, detailed1,848160
75,73311
total charge and receipts£122,52418
Discharge.
Allowance for freight of tin, incident charges and salaries:
several masters of ships for freight from Cornwall to the Mint in the Tower of London1,106140
the same for charges of pilotage, primage, average and postcharges on a voyage to Hamburgh79148
Tobias Dixon, head porter and warehousekeeper, for hire and wages of porters, etc., landing, weighing and carrying tin; also for beams, weights, etc.11033
William Mills for freight of 637 blocks of tin from Plymouth to London, weighing 87 tons 10 cwt. 2 qrs. at 20s. per ton87106
Tobias Dixon for hire and wages of porters, etc., employed in carrying the said tin into the Mint and for pulling out of the warehouse the tin sold Midsummer to Christmas 17112054
Moses Beranger for freight, etc., of 1,600 tons of tin sold by him5,242169
Charles Rawson for stationery, etc.81110
Messrs. Stratford and Free for freight of tin sent to Hamburgh1,0721310
this Accomptant for his charges, detailed2191210
the same for fees in passing the last Accompt of the Officers of the Mint for tin received and disposed of to Xmas 17109710
the same for fees in passing his last Accompt and that of the Agent for Devon3564
total for incident charges6,88632
salaries: Sir Isaac Newton and Craven Peyton, the Chief Officers in the Tin Affair; John Ellis, another, for half a year and Edward Philipps succeeding him; at 150l. per an. each45000
Dr. John Francis Fauquiere, Assistant, Tobias Dixon, Storekeeper, and Edward Webster, keeper of the Entry Books, at 100l. per an. each30000
clerks, etc., named, at 40l. and 30l. per an.10000
this Accomptant for himself and clerks50000
Arthur Maynwaring, Auditor's fee, etc6500
total for salaries1,41500
9,407172
money paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates68,17600
money imprested to Robert Corker, Receiver and Paymaster of the monies for buying tin in Cornwall and Devon3,13011
total payments and allowances£80,7148
and so remains in the Accomptant's hands in money1,3041
ditto in tallies and orders on Low Wines and on the Half Subsidies40,5068
£41,81010
Declared 27 March 1713.
This abstract is taken from the Audit Office Roll as some of the figures on the Pipe Office Roll have been lost by damp.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: CORNWALL
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2156 [E351/2156]. [Audit Office Roll missing.]
THOMAS WHADDON, THOMAS WORTH and JOHN GOODALL, Agents for managing the Tin Affair in Cornwall.
3 October 1710 to 25 December 1711.
Charge.tonscwt.qr.lb.
Arrears: nil, this being their first Accompt.
Receipts: tin received of John Borlace and John Gregor, late Agents for Tin, viz., 3,252 blocks in stannary weight 443 tons. 7 cwt. 2 qrs. 16 lb. and bar tin in stannary weight 10 cwt. 24 lb.; in both44317315
tin coined within the time of this Accompt, viz., 14,337 blocks, amounting in stannary weight to1,9571320
Voluntary charge; 24 blocks of tin produced out of the assays of tin3108
2,40412123
Discharge.
Tin delivered to the Officers of the Mint in London as Agents for selling the same or sold in Cornwall:
13,427 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 39,341 cwt. 12 lb., sent to the Mint, amounting in stannary weight to1,83518112
1,325 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 3,804 cwt. 3 lb., sold in Cornwall, for which John Anstis, Receiver General, received 13,841l. 2s. 11¼d., at 3l. 13s. per cwt. (allowing for a gain on reweighing of 12 cwt. 3 qr. 15 lb.)1761919
2,01217221
and so remains 2,861 blocks, in stannary weight 391 tons 4 cwt. 1 qr. 17 lb., and in bar tin 10 cwt. 24 lb. (fn. 1) 3911432
Auditor's Memorandum. John Borlace and John Gregor, late Agents, are accomptable for 4 cwt. 4 lb. stannary weight of tin, remaining in their hands at the determination of their last Accompt.
Declared 30 June 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN AFFAIR: DEVON.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2157 [E351/2157]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1665, ROLL 461 [A.O.1/1665/461].
ANDREW QUICK, Agent for the Tin Affair in the County of Devon.
Christmas Coinage 1710 to Christmas Coinage 1711.
Chargetonscwt.qr.lb.
Remaining in the custody of the Accomptant in stannary weight8719222
tin received for the Queen's use in the County of Devon24035
total charge112022
Discharge.tonscwt.qr.lb.
47 blocks of tin, producing 6 tons 6 cwt. 1 qr. 8 lb. in merchants' weight, sold in Devon at 3l. 14s. per cwt., less 28s. for tare, amounting to 466l. which sum was paid to John Anstis, Receiver General; in stannary weight517317
tin sent to her Majesty's Agents for selling tin in London, in merchants' weight 1,750 cwt. 2 qr. 12 lb. and in stannary weight8113315
total allowed871137
and so remains248220
Declared 30 June 1714.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: MINT: TIN ACCOUNT.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2179 [E351/2179]. AUDIT OFFICE: BUNDLE 1669, ROLL 487 [A.O.1/1669/487].
CRAVEN PEYTON, Warden of the Mint, Sir ISAAC NEWTON, Master and Worker of the Mint, JOHN ELLIS, Comptroller of the Mint: Accompt of Tin consigned to the Mint.
24 Dec. 1710 to 24 Dec. 1711.
Charge.tonscwt.qr.lb.
Arrears: remaining in the Custody of these Accomptants 2,395 blocks of tin in merchants' weight 6,166 cwt. 1 qr. 13 lb.2871525
Receipts: tin received by several ships from Agents in Devon and Cornwall:
13,427 blocks from Cornwall, in merchants' weight 1,967 tons 1 cwt. 12 lb.1,83518112
637 blocks from Mr. Quick in Devon, in merchants' weight 87 tons 10 cwt. 2 qr. 12 lb.8113315
total from Devon and Cornwall 1,917 tons 12 cwt. 1 qr. 2 lb.
the Accomptants' surcharge on reweighing of tin received on account of the Old Contract386222
2,2431424
Discharge.
tin disposed of within the time of this Account, 5,431 blocks sold to divers persons for 59,577l. 12s. 7d. paid over to John Anstis, Receiver General, in merchants' weight 792 tons 6 cwt. 3 qr. 3 lb.7391018
and so the Accomptants appear to have in their custody1,5044021
Declared 30 June 1714.
Editor's Note. The corresponding accounts in former years have been omitted as of insufficient value or interest to justify publication. See Sir James Craig: 'Newton at the Mint': Cambridge University Press, 1946, pages 57–61.

Footnotes

1 There is a discrepancy of 11 lb. here, corrected in the next year's Account.