Declared Accounts
Tin Affair

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'Declared Accounts: Tin Affair', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 21: 1706-1707 (1952), pp. CCXL-CCXLII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90426 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Tin Affair

Declared Accounts: Tin Affair.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1665, ROLL 453.
Richard Ennis, Robert Corker and John Mountstevens, her Majesty's Agents for managing the Tin Affair in the county of Cornwall: as by warrant of Treasurer Godolphin dated 24 November, 2 Anne.
Account of all the tin by them received for her Majesty's use at the Coinage Halls in the said county.
Michaelmas 1705 to Michaelmas 1706.
containing one year's tin and an overplus of 2,958 blocks containing 799,964 pound weight, Stannary weight, over and above the 1,600 tons per an. contracted for to be received and bought of the Tinners, owners and proprietors of tin in Cornwall for her Majesty's use and of the issuing and disposing thereof on board or otherwise.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
arrears: tin remaining in the several Halls at the determination of the last accompt 439 15 0 8
depending on the Principal Officers of the Mint in the Tower of London. Agents employed in selling her Majesty's tin 2690 15 0 0
3130 10 0 8
one year's tin received at the Coinage Halls according to contract 1600 0 0 16
overplus of tin received this year 399 19 2 14
surcharge: 200 hundredweight merchants' weight of bar tin sent to the aforesaid officers of the Mint by the ship Ann and Mary, James Sandys master, in August 1704 being in stannary weight 9 tons 6 cwt. 2 qrs. 16 lbs. and not accounted for to her Majesty's use and for which these accomptants are set in super at the foot of this accompt 30 14 2 17
total tin charged 5161tons 4cwt. 2qrs. 5lb.
Discharge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
tin sold in Cornwall 84 14 1 18
Remains 5076 10 0 12
whereof
depending: tons cwt. qrs. lb.
on the Principal Officers of the Mint 2690 15 0 0
for bar tin 9 2 0 6
for blocks of tin 1865 3 2 15
on Capt. Rogers for dross sold him 2 3 0 22
on John Anstis for which he advanced the money since the determination of this account 17 5 3 15
on Valentine Ennis for tin sold him 2 16 0 0
on Stephen Jackson for ditto 10 5 1 9
on Capt. John Rogers for dross sold him 5 4 1 24
4603 0 1 1
balance of tin undisposed of in the various Coinage Halls detailed 473 9 3 11
Declared 29 January 1708–9.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1665, ROLL 455.
Richard Ennis, Robert Corker and John Borlace. Agents as above.
Michaelmas 1706 to Michaelmas 1707.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Remains 473 9 3 11
tin disposed to the Commissioners [Principal Officers] of the Mint in the Tower 4603 0 1 1
this year's tin 11,702 blocks of tin weighing 32 cwt. Stannary weight 1600 0 2 18
voluntary charge 22 blocks of tin produced out of the assays of tin at Lostwithiel and Truro 3 1 2 10
tin sold this year in Cornwall being overweight allowed by the Tinners and every block of tin taken of the Tinners by her Majesty's Agents in Cornwall 0 6 0 15
total charge 6679 18 2 5
Discharge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
tin sold and the money paid to her Majesty's use: 333 blocks of this year's coinage 48 8 3 16
tin sold last year but not paid for until this, shown in last year's Accompt as depending in super on Capt. Rogers, John Anstis and others 37 14 3 20
86 3 3 11
tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Remains 6593 14 2 19
Whereof: depending on the Mint Officers and on
John Anstis 5822 1 1 2
Remains 771 13 1 17
Declared 19 April 1709.
AUDIT OFFICE, BUNDLE 1665, ROLL 454.
Andrew Quick, her Majesty's Agent for the Tin Affair in the County of Devon.
Christmas 1705 to Christmas 1706.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Remains: in this accomptant's custody 21 9 0 20
tin received, being made and bought within the said County (471 blocks) 61 16 1 11
total charge 83 5 2 6
Discharge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
83 blocks of tin sold in Devon 17,754 lb. weight stannary weight which produced in merchants' weight 190 cwt. 16 lbs. sold at 3 l. 14 s. 0 d. per cwt. [per 100 lbs.] tin merchants' weight 8 17 2 4
amounting to 699 l. 7 s. 1 d. which has been paid to John Anstis, Receiver of all the money arising by sale of her Majesty's tin.
Remains 74 tons 8 cwt. 2 1b.
Declared 29 January 1708—9.
Declared Accounts: Same Accomptant.
AUDIT OFFICE 1665, ROLL 456.
TIN SOLD IN DEVON.
Christmas 1706 to Christmas 1707.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Remains in this accomptant's custody 74 3 0 2
received for her Majesty's use within the County of Devon (314 blocks) 40 15 3 9
total charge 115 3 3 11
Discharge.
150 blocks of tin sold in Devon and the money paid to John Anstis 16 2 0 12
tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Remains in the custody of this accomptant 99 1 2 24
Declared 19 April 1709.