Declared Accounts
Tin Affair

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'Declared Accounts: Tin Affair', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 23: 1709 (1949), pp. CCCLXX-CCCLXXIII. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90782 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Tin Affair

DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2152.
Robert Corker and Richard Ennis, Agents for the Tin Affair in Cornwall Michaelmas coinage 1708 to Michaelmas coinage 1709.
Charge
Arrears: tons cwt. qrs. lbs.
tin remaining in the several Halls at the end of the last Accompt 859 11 0 19
tin received this year, 11,932 blocks weighing 3,199,966 lbs. stannary weight (including 400 tons for the first quarter of 1710) 1599 19 2 16
tin produced out of the Assay pieces melted at 'Lestithiel', Truro and Penzance (18 blocks weighing 4112 lbs. stannary weight, with 7 blocks of dross weighing 450 lb. stannary weight) 2 5 2 12
tin gained by the overweight of the stannaries as against merchants' weight on 42 blocks 0 0 3 0
2461 17 0 22
Discharge
block tin sold and the money paid to the Queen's use (554 blocks and 7 blocks of dross) 72 13 2 8
bar tin sold (64 barrels) 11 18 3 18
84 12 2 1
and so remains in stannary weight 2377 4 2 21
whereof depending on Sir John Stanley, bt., warden of the Mint and others, agents for selling the Queen's tin, for 10,168 blocks of tin charged upon them 1373 2 0 8
and remaining in the custody of these Accomptants:
blocks of tin, 7,525 1003 2 0 20
bars of tin (in merchants' weight 15 cwt. 2 qrs. 6 lb.) 0 14 2 12/3
and in dross (do. 6 cwt. 1 qr. 10 lb.) 0 5 3 16⅓
2377 4 2 21
Declared 21 May 1711.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE, ROLL 2153.
Andrew Quick, Agent for the Tin Affair in Devon.
Christmas 1708 to Christmas 1709.
Charge
Arrears: tons. cwt. qrs. lbs.
blocks of tin remaining upon the foot of the last Accompt 118 19 3 7
Receipts:
236 blocks weighing 57,914 lb. stannary weight 28 19 0 14
total charged 147 18 3 21
Discharge tons cwt. qrs. lbs.
Tin sold in the time of this Accompt, 142 blocks (34,052 lb. stannary weight, 364 cwt. 3 qr. 15 lb. merchants' weight, sold at 3l. 14s. per cwt. merchants' weight, which, less 6l. 4s. for tare, comes to 1,343l. 17s. 9d.) 17 0 2 2
and so remains 130 18 1 19
Declared 21 May 1711.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE, ROLL 2177.
Craven Peyton, Warden of the Mint, Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker, and John Ellis, Comptroller: Accompt of Tin in their charge.
24 December 1708 to 24 December 1709.
Charge
Arrears: tons cwt. qrs. lb.
remaining at the end of the last Accompt 1361 0 0 10
Receipts:
tin consigned within the period of this Accompt: tons cwt. qrs. lb.
645 blocks shipped from Cornwall within the time of the last Accompt but not received till March 1709, making 1,793 cwt. 1 qr. 14 lb. 'averdupoiz' 83 13 3 7
10,168 blocks consigned within the time of this Accompt making 29,423 cwt. 2 qrs. 11 lb. 'averdupoiz' 1373 2 0 8
1456 15 3 15
2817 16 0 0
Discharge
tin disposed of within the time of this Accompt (10,062 blocks weighing 28,805 cwt. 25 lb. 'averdupoiz', sold at 3l. 16s. per cwt. for 109,459l. 11s. 1d.) 1344 4 3 12
tin in the custody of the Mint (31,576 cwt. 15 lb. 'averdupoiz') 1473 11 0 13
Declared 21 May 1711.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE, ROLL 2137.
Henry Scobell, Paymaster of the monies for buying tin in Cornwall and Devon.
25 December 1708 to 5 November 1709.
Charge £ s. d. £ s. d.
Arrears:
remaining upon the end of the last Accompt 31,744 7
Receipts:
money had out of the Exchequer:
Michaelmas term 7–8 Anne in full payment of 40,000l. by Privy Seal of 18 Nov. 2 Anne 8,800 0 0
do. in part of 40,000l. by the same privy seal 20,000 0 0
Easter term 8 Anne in full of the same 20,000 0 0
do. in part of 40,000l. by the same privy seal 21,600 0 0
Michaelmas term 8–9 Anne in full of the same 18,400 0 0
88,800 0 0
Interest 635 14 0
Received of Robert Corker the present Paymaster to balance this final Accompt 7,467 2
£128,647 3
Discharge
paid to the several tinners and others within the two Counties for tin:
Cornwall £ s. d. £ s. d.
sundry tinners for tin at 70s. per cwt. 112,000 2 7
the Receiver General of the Duchy for the coinage duty at 4d. per cwt. 6,400 1 10
the farmers of the Revenue of Post Groats 252 5 1
the Corporation of Truro, in lieu of their right to weigh tin, for¾ year 22 10 0
William Glynn, Deputy Assay-master in lieu and recompense of the Assay pieces of 12,463 blocks of tin at 3d. a block 155 15 9
salaries, detailed 787 10 0
incident expenses 456 0
total, Cornwall 120,074 6
Devon
sundry tinners as above 2,010 10 7
the Receiver General at 1s.d. per cwt. 45 4 11
William Glynn for assaying 236 blocks at 3d. a block 2 19 0
salaries, detailed 643 5 0
total, Devon 2701 19 6
the Auditor's fee 27 10 0
for carriage of money from St. Austell, Penzance, etc. to the several coinage towns 58 2 5
for Warrants etc. for receiving money 42 5 0
fees for passing the Accompts for the year to Christmas 1708 34 4 4
fees for passing this final Accompt 22 16 6
for 59 warrants of Loan delivered over to Robert Corker 5,686 0 0
total payments and allowances 128,647 3
and so this final Accompt to 5 November 1709 is Even and Quit.
Declared 29 June 1710.
DECLARED ACCOUNTS: TIN AFFAIR.
PIPE OFFICE, ROLL 2169.
John Anstis, Receiver General of all Monies from the sale of tin.
Christmas 1708 to Christmas 1709.
Charge
Arrears: £ s. d.
remaining at the end of the last Accompt 1,845 19 9
and in tallies and orders on the duties on Low Wines for the year 1705 11,594 15
Receipts:
received of several persons for bar and block tin sold them: £ s. d.
received by Orders of the Officers of the Mint for 10,062 blocks of tin weighing 28,805 cwt. 25 lb. deducting for tare etc. 109,459 11 1
received of Sir Theodore Jansen for the neat produce of 700 barrels of tin shipped for the Straits in the year 1707 over and above 8,742 lbs. accompted for in the Accompt to Christmas 1708 3,436 15 4
do. of 1,000 chests shipped in the year 1708 13,106 16 0
received of Thomas Morrice in full of 50 barrels of tin sold at Lisbon 788 8 0
received of the Agents in Cornwall for 554 blocks of tin, in merchants' weight 1,564 cwt. 27 lb., at 3s. 8s. per cwt., 5,709l. 9s. 11½d.; for 64 barrels of bar tin, in merchants' weight 256 cwt., at 3l. 15s. per cwt. 960l.; 4 cwt. 3 qrs. 7 lb. merchants' weight of dross at 50s. per cwt. 12l. 0s. 7d. 6,681 10
received of sundry persons in Devon for 142 blocks of tin, deducting for tare 1,343 17 9
134,816 18
total charge and receipts £148,257 13 9
Discharge £ s. d. £ s. d.
freight: several masters of ships for freights of tin from Cornwall to the Mint 1,949 0 11
incident charges, detailed 578 18 6
salaries, detailed 1,492 10 0
4,020 9 5
paid into the Exchequer, detailed by dates 105,408 4 4
£109,428 13 9
and so remains:
in the hands of this Accomptant 1,364 16
tallies and orders on the duty on Low Wines for the year 1705 37,464 3
£38,829 0 0
Declared 21 May 1711.