Declared Accounts, 1708
Tin Affair

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'Declared Accounts, 1708: Tin Affair', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 22: 1708 (1952), pp. DV-DIX. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90562 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Tin Affair

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2150.
Richard Ennis, Robert Corker and John Borlace, Agents for managing the Tin Affair in the County of Cornwall.
Michaelmas coinage 1707 to Michaelmas coinage 1708.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Arrears: tin remaining as at the foot of the last Accompt: 5436 blocks, in stannary weight 742 12 0 12
152 barrels of bar tin with several odd bars, containing in merchants' weight 609 cwt. 3 qrs. 7 lb., but in stannary weight 28 9 0 15
Tin bought within the time of this Accompt, in stannary weight 1,600 0 3 23
Voluntary charge: 20 blocks of tin out of the assays of tin melted at Truro, in stannary weight 2 11 3 1
total charge in stannary weight 2,373 14 0 1
Discharge.
Tin shipped for London and consigned to the Officers of the Mint and tin sold within the time of the Accompt:
10,480 blocks of tin consigned to the Officers of the Mint in the Tower of London, amounting in merchants' weight to 3,253 cwt. 1 qr. 8 lb. and in stannary weight to 1,411 16 2 2
594 blocks sold in the country within the time of the Accompt, the money from which sale has been paid to John Anstis Esq., the Queen's Receiver General of all money arising by the sale of tin, or to his Deputy; in merchants' weight 1,746 cwt. 1 qr. 25 lb. and in stannary weight 81 0 2 20
114 barrels of bar tin sold and the money paid as above, in stannary weight 21 5 2 10
total sold, etc. 1,514 2 3 7
And so remains:
blocks of tin, 6,339, remaining in coinage halls and warehouses in Cornwall, in stannary weight 852 7 2 14
bar tin, 38 barrels, in the said halls, in stannary weight 7 1 3 11
odd bars of tin in stannary weight 0 1 2 19
total remaining 859 11 0 19
Declared 17 Dec. 1709.
Auditor's memorandum:
That for 5,760 tons 18 cwt. 1 qr. 21 lb. of tin standing in super upon the Officers of the Mint as at the foot of the previous Account and for 1,411 tons 16 cwt. 2 qrs. 2 lb. received from these Accountants within the time of this Account, the said Officers have accounted in their Account for tin to Christmas 1708.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2151.
Andrew Quick, her Majesty's Agent for the Tin Affair in the County of Devon.
Christmas 1707 to Christmas 1708.
Charge. tons cwt. qrs. lb.
Tin remaining as at the foot of the last Accompt, in stannary weight 99 1 2 24
Tin received for the Queen's use within the County of Devon; 312 blocks, weighing 79,028 lbs. stannary weight 39 10 1 3
138 12 0 2
Discharge.
Tin sold in Devon; 144 blocks weighing 39,220 lb. in stannary weight, producing 420 cwt. 17 lb. in merchants' weight and sold at 3l. 14s. per [100 lb.], amounting after deduction of 28s. for tare to 1,553l. 5s. 0d., which money has been paid to John Anstis, Esq., Receiver of all money arising from the sale of the Queen's tin 19 12 0 20
And so remains in the custody of the Accomptant in stannary weight 118 19 3 7
Declared 17 Dec. 1709.
[Note 25 lb.= 1 qr. so a cwt. is in truth 100 lb.]
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2136.
Henry Scobell, Paymaster of the Monies for buying tin in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon.
25 December 1707 to 25 December 1708.
Charge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining as at the end of the last Accompt 25,766 18 7
Receipts: Michaelmas term, 6–7 Anne, in full of 40,000l. under privy seal of 18 Nov. 2 Anne 18,450 0 0
ditto, in part of 40,000l. under the same privy seal 22,350 0 0
Easter term, 7 Anne, in full of the same 17,650 0 0
ditto, in full of 40,000l. under the same privy seal 40,000 0 0
Michaelmas term, 7–8 Anne, in part of 40,000l. under the same privy seal 31,200 0 0
129,650 0 0
Interest on money lent to several tinners of Cornwall 490 15 5
total charge and receipts £155,907 14 0
Discharge.
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:
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Cornwall:
to sundry tinners for 32,000 cwt. stannary weight of tin at 70s. per cwt. less 36s. for tare 111,997 2 11
to the Receiver General of the Duchy for the coinage duties on the above at 4s. per cwt. 6,400 0 0
paid the farmers of the revenue of Post Groats the full amount due on 11,871 blocks of tin, 32,000 cwt. stannary weight, coined Midsummer 1707-Midsummer 1708 252 16 8
paid the Corporation of Truro the allowance of 30l. granted in lieu of the advantages of weighing tin 30 0 0
paid William Glynn, Deputy Assay Master, in lieu of assay pieces of 13,667 blocks of tin at 3d. per block 170 16 9
salaries to the Officers employed in this Affair in the County 1,050 0 0
incident expenses 436 3 10
total Cornwall 120,337 0 2
Devonshire:
to sundry tinners for 79,028 lb. stannary weight of tin at 3l. 10s. per cwt. (less 14l. 4s. for tare) 2,751 14 3
to Robert Corker, Deputy Receiver of the Coinage Duty, on the above at 1s.d. per cwt. 61 14
to William Glynn, Deputy Assay Master, for assaying 312 blocks of tin at 3d. per block 3 18 0
salaries to the Officers employed in this Affair in the County 290 0 0
incident expenses 19 6 2
total Devon 3,126 13
for this Accomptant's salary 500 0 0
for the Auditor's fees 55 0 0
fees paid for warrants, orders, etc. 56 17 6
for carriage of money, etc. 53 11
fees on passing the former Accompt 24 19 0
fees for passing the Accompts of the Agents for Cornwall and Devon 9 5 4
total payments and allowances £124,163 6
and so the said Accomptant is Indebted 31,744 7
Declared 17 Dec. 1709.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2168.
John Anstis, Receiver General of the Moneys arising by the sale of the Queen's Tin.
Christmas 1707 to Christmas 1708.
Charge. £ s. d.
Arrears: remaining as at the foot of the last Accompt 517 6
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 of the Chief Officers of the Mint for 10,639 blocks of tin weighing 31,345 cwt. 1 qr. 12 lb. (deducting 5l. 17s. 6d. for tare, etc.) 119,106 9 7
received of Sir Theodore Jansen for the neat produce of 700 barrels of tin delivered into the Straits 8,742 0 0
received of Mr. Stratford and Mr. Free from Hamburg for tin sold by them over and above 12,000l. charged by the Accomptant in his Accompt for 1706 6,945 9
received of the Hon. James Brydges, Paymaster of the Queen's Forces Abroad, for the value received by him at Amsterdam from Mr. John Drummond for the produce of tin to be sold on the Queen's Accompt, part of 22,500l. received in tallies, the remaining 11,594l. 15s.d. being still in the Accomptant's hands in tallies on Low Wines 10,905 4
received for tin sold in Devon within the time of the Accompt 1,553 5 0
ditto in Cornwall, within the same time 12,967 12 9
total charge and receipts £160,737 7 10½
Discharge. £ s. d.
Freight of tin brought from Cornwall, incident charges and salaries of officers:
several masters of ships for their respective freights of tin from Cornwall to London 1,778 19 9
incident charges:
Tobias Dixon, head porter and warehouse keeper of the Tin Affair, for hire and wages of porters, etc. 180 1 0
ditto, for the charges of melting 150 tons of tin into bars and for shipping it off to Lisbon for the Straits 929 12 6
Charles Rawson for stationery 9 17 9
this Accomptant for carriage of the money from the Tower to the Exchequer and other incident charges 47 6 0
ditto for fees on passing the Accompt 26 14 6
ditto for passing the Accompts of the Agents for Cornwall and Devon 13 2 10
1,206 14 7
salaries:
Craven Payton, Isaac Newton and John Ellis, Chief Officers employed in the Tin Affair 450 0 0
Discharge. £ s. d. £ s. d.
Dr. John Francis Fauquier, assistant in the management 100 0 0
Tobias Dixon, storekeeper, and his clerks 200 0 0
Mr. Edward Webster, to keep books of entries 100 0 0
this Accomptant and his clerks 500 0 0
Auditor's fees for auditing this and the Agents' Accompts 55 0 0
1,405 0 0
money paid at the Receipt of the Exchequer out of money arising by sale of tin (detailed by dates) 154,500 13
total payments and allowances £158,891 8
And so the Accomptant is Indebted 1,845 19 9
Declared 17 December 1709.
Auditor's Memorandum:
There further remains in the Accomptant's hands in tallies and orders on the Duties on Low Wines for the year 1705 11,594l. 15s.d. being part of 22,500l. charged upon the Accomptant at the foot of his former Accompt. So there remains to be charged in his next Accompt only 11,594l. 15s.d.