1707 – Extract from Thomas White’s Account Book

1707 – Extract from Thomas White’s Account Book

Matt Bluss [?] rates for stone to smelting mill:

£ s d
Ore Harth 1 4
Spur Crowning [?] 1
a lineing laying 1
a Lead Sump laying 3
a Slag Harth Sump 5
a New Spier 5
a pan and Workstone 5
a Lining round 3 4
a workstone lining 1 8
a Slag Harth 2 2
a pan and workstone laying 1
a Back Slag Harth Sump 2 6
£ s d
P(er) Fod(der) Ore Leading 5
P(er) Fod(der) Smelting 4
Do. Knocking Lag [ _ ag?] 8
Do. Chops 6
Do. Leading to Sawly 5
Do. Leading to Milby 9
Do. To York 1 6
Do. Crane Day 1 8
Do. Porters Day 1
Do. Mr Harrison 6
Do. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [Hull?] 1 8
Do. receiveing and paying 2
Do. Labor _ _ _ 4
Do. Warehouse Due 8
Do. Weigh Money 4
Do. To Provision Setting 1 6
The expences besides the charging of getting of Ore, Timber _ _ _ _ [etc?] this of every Fod(der) of Lead. 1 18 1
£ s d
Blackwork Dressing p(er) Fod(de)r 18
Dressing to the Slag Harth 1 10
M _ n to _ _ _ Slag Harth 18
Chops for Smelting 15
The price of timber chops £ s d
Chops for Ore Lead per Fod(der) 6
if the wood my owne 5
Chops for blackworke 11
if the wood my owne 9 2
Chops for Smelting Slags 15 6
if the wood my owne 12

 

A note concerning the transcription

The round brackets ( ) indicate letters missing from the text of the original document which used standard scribes abbreviations. The square brackets [ ] contain my comments of words not understood.

“Do.” – this is an abbreviation of “ditto”, or “as above”

Fodder, a unit of weight for lead, varying at different periods between 2184 and 2520 pounds. From the Old English fother, a cartload. It has a host of spellings, a few of which are: fozer, fodre, fudder, foulder, fodder. 14th – 18th centuries.

1794
Derby: 22½ cwt; 112-pound cwt 2520 pounds
Gainsborough and Stockwith: 21½ cwt; 112-pound cwt 2408 pounds
Hull: 19½ cwt; 120-pound cwt 2340 pounds
London: 19½ cwt; 112-pound cwt 2184 pounds

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