THE MAYORALTY OF TRURO
...........The resignation and death of Vincent seem to have upset the balance of power in the corporation, and the entries in the election books for the period are confusing. Zachary Williams was chosen to succeed Vincent, in March 1726, and at the same meeting Richard Plint was elected mayor. Williams, however, undertook the mayoral duties, and not until 12 August, 1727, was Plint sworn into the office by Williams, who is described as "then mayor." It would seem that Plint was actually mayor for two months only, as on the following 9 October he was succeeded by Henry Luke. These three mayors were officials connected with the port of Truro. Williams was collector of customs at a salary of £40 per year, but on 11 January, 1736-7, he was "dismissed for frauds and neglects," and was succeeded by Thomas Quarine, whose salary was raised to £50. Either Plint or his father was a goldsmith in Truro in 1705; he was appointed a tidesman in the port, 5 February, 1732-3, but was dismissed 15 January, 1735-6. The name of "Plint's Barn " is suggestive of the association of his family with the town.
Source: Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall - 1904