Declared Accounts 1707
Tin Affair

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'Declared Accounts 1707: Tin Affair', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. CCCVII-CCCXI. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90540 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Tin Affair

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2148.
Richard Ennis, Robert Corker and John Borlace, Agents for managing the Tin Affair in the County of Cornwall.
Michaelmas coinage 1706 to Michaelmas coinage 1707.
charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Arrears: tin remaining as at the foot of the last Accompt: in stannary weight 473 9 3 11
tin disposed to the Commissioners of the Mint, etc.; ditto 4,603 0 1 1
this year's tin: 11,702 blocks of tin weighing 3,200,068 lb. stannary weight 1,600 0 2 18
voluntary charge: 22 blocks of tin out of the assays of tin melted at Lostwithiel weighing 6,160 lb. stannary weight 3 1 2 10
surcharge upon the Accomptants: overweight of tin sold in Cornwall, a list of overweight being allowed by the tinners on every block of tin the Queen's agents took of them 0 6 0 15
total charge in stannary weight 6,679 18 2 5
Discharge.
Tin sold and paid for this year as well as tin sold last year and paid for this year and the money received by John Anstis Esq. and charged by him in his Accompt 25 Dec. 1706 to 25 Dec. 1707:
333 blocks of tin of this year's coinage, in merchants' weight 1,009 cwt. 0 qrs. 16 lb. and in stannary weight 47 tons 1 cwt. 3 qrs. 10 lb. and 7 barrels of bar tin in merchants' weight 28 cwt. and 3 qrs. 27 lb. of melted tin merchants' weight, in stannary weight 1 ton 7 cwt. 0 qr. 6 lb. 48 8 3 16
tin sold last year but not paid for, set in super upon several persons on the foot of the last Accompt. 37 14 3 20
total sold, etc. 86 3 3 11
and so remains in stannary weight 6,593 14 2 19
Discharge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
whereof depending in super on
Sir John Stanley, bt., Warden, Sir Isaac Newton, kt., Master, and John Ellis Esq., Comptroller of the Mint, the agents for selling the Queen's tin, for 19,684 blocks of tin, in merchants weight 2,882 tons 18 cwt. 2 qrs. 27 lb. charged upon them in the Accompt from Mich. 1703 to Mich. 1705 2,690 15 0 0
the same for 200 cwt. merchants' weight of net bar tin sent them to be sold, in stannary weight 9 6 2 16
the same for 13,646 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 39,968 cwt. 23 lb. charged upon them in the Accompt from Mich. 1705 to Mich 1706, in stannary weight 1,865 3 2 15
the same for 8,802 blocks of tin charged upon them in the present Accompt, in stannary weight 1,195 13 0 15
John Anstis Esq., for 262 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 787 cwt. 13 lb. sold at 3l. 13s. per cwt. but money not having been paid till after the determination of his Accompt, he hath not charged himself therewith, in stannary weight 36 14 2 14
the same for 134 barrels of bar tin containing 536 cwt. merchants' weight sold for which he received the money since the determination of his Accompt 25 0 1 7
5,822 13 1 17
And so remains:
5,436 blocks of tin, in stannary weight 742 12 0 12
152 barrels of bar tin containing 608 cwt. merchants' weight and in stannary weight 28 7 1 21
odd bars of tin by merchants' weight 1 cwt. 3 qrs. 7 lb., and in stannary weight 0 1 2 19
771 1 1 2
Declared 19 April 1709.
Auditor's memorandum.
That the value of 36 tons 14 cwt. 2 qrs. 14 lb. and of 25 tons 0 cwt. 1 qr. 7 lb. of tin depending in this Accompt on John Anstis Esq. is since accompted for by him in his Accompt for the year 1708 and contained in the sum of 12,967l. 12s. 9d. therein charged and should have been discharged as the rest of the supers were in the Accompt of these Agents for Cornwall for 1708.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2149.
Andrew Quick, Agent for the Tin Affair in the County of Devon.
Christmas 1706 to Christmas 1707.
charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Tin remaining as at the foot of the last Accompt, in stannary weight 74 8 0 2
tin received for the Queen's use within the County of Devon; 314 blocks weighing 81,584 lb. in stannary weight 40 15 3 9
total charge 115 3 3 11
Discharge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Tin sold in Devon; 150 blocks weighing 32,212 lb. in stannary weight, producing 345 cwt. 0 qrs. 5 lb. in merchants' weight and sold at 3l. 14s. 0d. per cwt. merchants' weight, amounting, after deduction of 13l. 14s. for tare, to 1,262l. 19s. 5d. which money has been paid to John Anstis Esq., Receiver of all money arising from sale of the Queen's tin 16 2 0 12
And so remains in the custody of the Accomptant in stannary weight 99 1 2 24
Declared 19 April 1709
[Note.—25 lb. = l qr. so a cwt. is in truth 100 lb.]
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2167.
John Anstis, Receiver General of moneys arising by the sale of the Queen's Tin.
Christmas 1706 to Christmas 1707.
charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining as at the foot of the last Accompt 704 2
Receipts: money received of several persons within the time of this Accompt in pursuance of warrants of the Chief Officers of the Mint or of the Queen's Agents in Cornwall and Devon for bar and block tin sold there:
received by orders from the Chief Officers of the Mint for 7,136 blocks of tin weighing 20,967 cwt. 3 qrs. 3 lbs. 79,672 17 11
received of Sir Theodore Jansen for the neat produce of 825 barrels of tin delivered at Leghorn and Genoa 14,485 3 0
received of Mr. John Drummond & Co., merchants at Amsterdam, (which with 22,500l., with which he is to charge himself in the next Accompt, is in full of the second 400 tons of tin consigned to them) 7,190 1 3
received of sundry persons in Devon and Cornwall for bar and block tin and dross of tin (Captain John Rogers, this Accomptant, Valentine Ennis, Stephen Jackson). 2,815 18
received of the Agents for Cornwall for 333 blocks of tin of this year's coinage and for seven barrels of bar tin and for 3 qrs. 27 lb. merchants' weight of melted tin, the blocks at 3l. 13s. per cwt. (deducting for tare) and the rest at 3l. 15s. per cwt. 3,789 13 10
received of sundry persons in Devon for 150 blocks of tin (deducting for tare) 1,262 19 5
total charge £109,920 15
Discharge.
Freight of tin brought from Cornwall and Devon, incident charges and salaries of Officers:
freight: £ s. d.
George Bradbery for freight of tin from Portland to the Mint, being tin cast away and fished up there 17 14 0
several masters of ships for freight from Cornwall to London 1,601 3 0
1,618 17 0
incidents:
Thomas Seward, Deputy Vice Admiral at Dorchester for fishing up tin at Portland 278 0 0
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Tobias Dixon, head porter and warehouse keeper, for wages of porters and carmen 169 15 7
Charles Rawson, stationer 10 1 7
Dr. John Francis Fauquier, assistant to the Chief Officers of the Mint, for melting 150 tons of tin into bars and shipping it off to Lisbon to be carried to the ' Streights' 851 10 3
this Accomptant for carriage of the money from the Tower to the Exchequer, etc. 37 7 2
more for fees for passing his last Accompt 24 11 6
ditto for passing the Accompt of the Agent for Devon to Christmas 1706 13 10 10
1,384 16 11
salaries:
Sir John Stanley, bt., Isaac Newton and John Ellis, Esqs., Chief Officers of the Tin Affair 450 0 0
Dr. John Francis Fauquier, assistant 100 0 0
Tobias Dixon, storekeeper, and three clerks 200 0 0
Mr. Edward Webster, to keep books of entries 100 0 0
this Accomptant 500 0 0
the Auditor 20 0 0
1,370 0 0
money paid at the Receipt of the Exchequer out of money arising by sale of tin (detailed by dates) 105,029 15 0
total payments and allowances £109,403 8 11
And so this Accomptant is Indebted 517 6
Declared 19 April 1709.
Auditor's Memorandum:
There further remains in the hands of this Accomptant in tallies and orders without interest, assigned to him by Mr. Bridges, Paymaster of the Forces, for value received of Mr. Drummond and partners of Amsterdam for the produce of tin sold there for the year 1705 11,594l. 15s.d. and 10,905l, 4s.d. being in full for the neat produce of the second 400 tons of tin consigned to Mr. Drummond & Co. and is to be charged on this Accomptant in the next Accompt—22,500l.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2135.
Henry Scobell, Paymaster of the Monies for buying Tin in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon.
25 December 1706 to 25 December 1707.
charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining as at the end of the last Accompt 25,009 7
Receipts: money had out of the Exchequer: Michaelmas term, 5–6 Anne, in full of 40,000l. under privy seal of 18 Nov. 2 Anne 23,250 0 0
ditto, in part of 40,000l. under the same privy seal 15,150 0 0
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Easter term, 6 Anne, in full of the said 40,000l. 24,850 0 0
ditto, in full of 40,000l. under the same privy seal 40,000 0 0
Michaelmas term, 6–7 Anne, in part of 40,000l. under the same privy seal 21,550 0 0
124,800 0 0
Interest on money lent to several tinners in Cornwall 244 9 11
total charge and receipts £150,053 16 11¾
Dicharge.
Money paid to several tinners and others within the counties of Cornwall and Devon for tin to be bought of them and for the coinage duties on the said tin; also to the Agents and others for their salaries; and for sundry incident charges:
Cornwall: £ s. d.
to sundry tinners for 32,000 cwt. 22 lb. stannary weight of tin at 70s. per cwt. (less tare) 111,998 18 2
to the Receiver General of the Duchy for the coinage duties on the above at 1s. per cwt. 6,400 0 11
paid the farmers of the revenue of Post Groats the full amount due on 11,768 blocks of tin, 32,000 cwt. 22 lb. stannary weight coined Midsummer 1706—Midsummer 1707 292 11 2
paid the Corporation of Truro the allowance of 30l. per an. granted in lieu of the advantages of weighing tin 30 0 0
paid Mr. William Glynn, Deputy Assaymaster, in lieu of assay pieces of 16,007 blocks of tin at 3d. per block 200 1 9
salaries to the Officers employed in this affair in the county 1,050 0 0
incident expenses 443 11 0
total Cornwall 120,415 3 0
Devonshire:
paid to sundry tinners for 81,584 lb. stannary weight of tin at 70s. per cwt. (less 18l. 2s. for tare) 2,837 5 4
to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for the coinage duties on the above at 1s.d. per cwt. 63 14
to Mr. Glynn for assaying 314 blocks of tin at 3d. per block 3 18 6
salaries to the Officers employed in this affair in the county 290 0 0
incident expenses 11 9 9
total Devon 3,206 8
for this Accomptant's salary 500 0 0
for the Auditor's fees 20 0 0
fees paid for warrants, orders, etc. 54 7 6
for carriage of money, etc. 57 5 3
fees on passing the former Accompt 22 16 6
fees for passing the Accompt of the Agents for Cornwall and Devon 10 17 10
total, payments and allowances £124,286 18
and so the said Accomptant is Indebted 25,766 18 7
Declared 19 April 1709.