An accompt of what belongs to the Warden of his Majestys Mint within the Tower of Londo. vizt

1 A large dwelling house a washouse thereunto adjoyning & a garden opposite to both with a small house Contayning one roome at the end of the said Garden now Inhabited by mr Young

2one other house Contayning 4 rooms & a wash house a lodging roome & some Cellerage over agaisnt it Inhabited by George Mary the Wardens Clerke

3 There was formerly a Coach house belonging to the Warden of the Mint between the Monyers kitching & mr Silvesters house {Containing} about 12 foote in breadth to the front next the street, & about 25 foote deepe

4. There was also a stable belonging to the warden at the further end of the Mint made into Lodgings for souldiers

About the year 1633 Sir Wm Parckhurst & Sir Anty. St Leger were Wardens of the Mint at which time the Wardens dwelling house was accounted from the house (wherein mr Roettiers now lives) into the Kitchin below stairs of the aforesaid G M{illeg} {h{illeg}le}, & so upwards and all the roome over the Kitchin & Parlour that {Maiy} posessethe, was then a publick office for the Irish mony & the Warden passed to it from his house above stairs long after this one {Rice} Briyot (a frenchman) made a proposall to K C to coin mony by the Mill & press beter then the monyers did so that then he had the said office or rooms abovestairs by a stair case added to those below allowed him by the officers & lived therein And after his death the Monyers tooke posession thereof & kept it untill the Vnhappy Rebellion when one Holland came to be Warden and he setled his Clerk in the said and after that One St. Iohns was Warden & did the same to his Clerke so that from that time the whole hath bin reputed as belonging to the Warden

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