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  Stannaries - LoveToKnow 1911
Stannary courts exercised a jurisdiction peculiar to Cornwall and Devon.
An officer was appointed by the duke of Cornwall or the Crown, who was lord warden of the stannaries, and the parliaments were assembled by him from time to time, in order to revise old or to enact new laws.
By the Stannaries Courts Abolition Act 1896 the jurisdiction of the courts was transferred to the county courts.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Stannaries   (414 words)

 Stannary - Cornwall Online Cornish Stannary (Tin) Law and Institutions
The Cornish Stannaries are a constituent part of the Duchy of Cornwall and are currently vested in the Prince Charles as Duke of Cornwall.
Further Royal Charters affecting the administration of the Stannaries of Cornwall (and Devon) and the rights and privileges of tinners were those of King John in 1201, King Edward I in 1305, King Edward IV in 1466, and the Charter of Pardon of King Henry VII in 1508.
Stannary Law is supposed to be enforced in the Truro County Court.
www.kernowtgg.co.uk /laity.html   (1192 words)

 Stannary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Edward I's 1305 Stannary Charter established Tavistock, Ashburton and Chagford as Devon's stannary towns, with a monopoly on all tin mining in Devon, a right to representation in the Stannary Parliament and a right to the jurisdiction of the Stannary Courts.
The Devon Stannary Towns are all on the fringes of Dartmoor, which is the Granite upland which bore the tin.
The Cornwall Records Office has records from the Vicewarden's Court of the Stannaries of Devon and Cornwall, mostly from the mid nineteenth century onwards, which is rather late in the overall history of the Stannary organisations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stannary   (573 words)

 Stannary Courts and Parliaments - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Stannary Courts administered equity for the region's tin-miners and tin mining interests, and they were also courts of record for the towns dependent on the mines.
Executive authority in stannary areas was exercised by the Lord Warden of the Stannaries.
The privileges of the stannaries of Cornwall were confirmed by Edward III on the creation of the Duchy of Cornwall in 1337.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stannary_Courts_and_Parliaments   (2149 words)

For the remainder of the 13th Century the Stannaries were under the Earls of Cornwall.
The Stannaries were granted to the newly appointed Duke of Cornwall and his heirs of the Plantagenet dynasty, which ended in the death of Richard III.
The Stannary until this date was an ancient Cornish Celtic system which included the regulation of its primary industry of tin mining.
homepages.tesco.net /~k.wasley/stannery.htm   (1853 words)

 Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Stannary authority exceeded english law, and because this authority applied to part time miners (eg tin streamers) as well as full time miners the stannary parliament had significant power.
The stannary parliament met in an open air parliament at Crockern Tor (Dartmoor) with stannators appointed to it from each stannary town.
The parliament maintained its own gaol (at Lydford) and had a brutal and 'bloody' reputation for justice, and once even gaoled an English MP in the reign of Henry VIII.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/d/de/devon.html   (781 words)

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During the history of the stannaries, the Parliament was convened infrequently and usually at the behest of the Lord Warden, who supervises the stannaries, along with the vice-warden of the stannaries.
Lostwithiel was formerly the capital of the Duchy of Cornwall and the remains of the thirteenth century stannary offices are still extant in the town.
Supporters of the stannaries claim, not unreasonably, that although the stannary courts and parliament were embodied in the activities of the tin miners, they were in fact the incarnation of ancient Celtic traditions of the Cornish people.
www.pjsymes.com.au /articles/Private02.htm   (2575 words)

 This is The West Country | CommuniGate | Stannary Brass Band of Tavistock
Stannary Brass Band, formed in 1995, is based in Tavistock, Devon.
Stannary Brass Band members were all involved in playing at its 10th birthday concert in September 2005.
The Stannary Brass Band is currently raising money to provide new instruments for the main band, and so far, through concerts, donations and grants have successfully raised an impressive £40,000.
www.communigate.co.uk /twc/stannarybrassbandoftavistock/index.phtml   (1218 words)

 Devon's Mining History and Stannary parliament
The authority of the stannary parliaments extended to anyone who was involved in the tin mining industry, and as this included people involved with 'tin streaming' (excavating river banks to remove the tin content) which was a popular activity needing little equipment, the laws therefore impacted a large proportion of the population.
There was originally only one Stannary authority for both Devon and Cornwall, but by by the fourteenth century seperate parliaments had been established for each of Devon and for Cornwall.
The last sitting of the Devon Stannary Parliament was in 1748, and it is rumoured that they adjourned to a pub in Tavistock.
users.senet.com.au /~dewnans/Devon_Stannary_History.html   (618 words)

 BBC - Action Network - - A9496957 - The Cornish Stannary Parliament
The beginnings of the Stannary Institutions are shrouded in the mists of time, but the principle of an Assembly of Tinners is very much in line with the original democratic ideals of the Celts.
The Cornish Stannary Parliament confirms that Cornwall has a de jure a status apart as a sovereign Duchy extraterritorial to England.
A commonly cited basis for this argument is an 1856 court case in which Sir George Harrison successfully argued that the Duchy enjoyed the rights and prerogatives of a County palatine and that the Duke has rights over the whole territory of Cornwall befitting a King.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A9496957   (255 words)

 Dr William Evan MacFarlane, Missionary, Surgeon, Astronomer
Irvinebank and Stannary Hills, with the assistance of Dr. McFarlane, had for several weeks been battling with a severe attack of influenza, which was aided by the worst of weathers.
The doctor expressed worry at not being able to attend the Stannary Hills Hospital the previous day, adding that he would, however, be well enough to make the visit within the coming week.
The cortege was of considerable distance, and the remains were followed to their last resting place by practically the entire population of the town, while residents came from Stannary Hills and other centres to pay their last tribute to the doctor's memory.
www.geocities.com /scribble67/history/macfarlane.htm   (853 words)

 BBC News | ENGLAND | Historic signs case trio bound over
The trio, members of the Cornish Stannary Parliament, also removed the signs from Tintagel and Pendennis Castles in protest at the word "English" being used to describe them.
But Colin Murley, a member of the Stannary Parliament and spokesman for the three men, said its members supported their actions.
The Stannary Parliament meets monthly in Redruth, Cornwall, and was originally founded in the Middle Ages to control tin mining.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/1768853.stm   (371 words)

The government of the Stannaries continued thus until 1496, when Prince Arthur, brother of Henry VII, introduced certain ordinances to be observed in the Stannaries of Devon, and Cornwall.
The principal officer, appointed by the Duke of Cornwall as his representative, the powers of the Warden being, ex officio (a) to convene the Stannary Parliament as the Convocation of Cornwall, (b) as judge of appeal in the Stannary Courts system, and, (c) to muster the Tinners.
The present, 1974, Lord Warden, is the 12th Earl Waldegrave, K.G. Under the new Charter, upon presentation of petition by a Tin-miner to the Lord Warden, the Warden was to issue Writs to the Mayors of the four Stannary Towns, Launceston, for Foweymore, Lostwithiel for Blackmore, Truro, for Tywarnhayle, and Helston, for Penwith/Kerrier.
www.dmeagor.freeserve.co.uk /kernow/gazzette.htm   (3534 words)

 Medieaval Mining by the Old Men - Dartmoor, Devon.
The King set up "stannary" towns, locations to which the mineral had to be presented for assaying before being sent to the smelters proper to be turned into pewter etc:.
The tinners themselves were so important to the King and his Treasury that he allowed them to have their own Parliament which had the power to ignore some of the rulings of the Parliament in London and Stannary Law took precedence over Common Law.
These rights of the "Stannary Parliament" were very powerful and were a cause of great dissatisfaction to the people in general, especially the landowning classes.
www.crying-fox.com /mine3.htm   (746 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Accounts of Tin Mining in Cornwall, 1198 & 1201
And in the chirographs shall be enumerated the day of receiving, and the amount of money received, and the number of thousands and hundreds of pounds of tin received, and the names of the merchants who acquired the tin.
Let no Christian man or woman, nor any Jew, presume to have within or outside the stannaries any of the first smelting beyond a fortnight unless it be weighed and marked by the wardens and clerk of the weight and seal of the ferm.
We have granted also that the chief warden of the stannaries and his bailiffs have plenary power over the miners to do justice to them and to hold them to the law.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/1201Tinmines.html   (1312 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Stannary is the home of the Campus’ 400 seater restaurant - Piran's Rest - in which you are now standing.
There are also two bars in the Stannary - the Upper Stannary can be seen above you here, and the Lower Stannary to the side.
For events, the bars and restaurant convert to a nightclub/venue with stage which has a late licence for events and a capacity of 1000 people.
www.uec.ac.uk /virtualtour/broadband/17.htm   (81 words)

 Stannary Hills Locomotives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
My plans for On30 have changed somewhat, now moving towards modelling a line which actually existed, rather than one which is totally freelanced.
The Stannary Hills and Irvinebank Tramways of Northern Queensland were 2' gauge lines built through spectactular scenery to service tin mines in the remote area.
The Stannary Hills Tramway had some interesting locomotives.
members.optusnet.com.au /duttonbay/On30/stannary.html   (174 words)

 Ashburton.org The official website of Ashburton, Devon, UK
Ashburton is one of only four Stannary Towns in Devon and tin was mined in the area as far back as Roman times and considered as recently as the 1970s.
The Stannary Towns were important centres for the trade of tin as all rough smelted tin had to be stamped before it was taken away for use.
Its importance as the main Stannary Town peaked in 1515 when nearly 40% of Devon's tin was sold through Ashburton.
www.ashburton.org /history.htm   (806 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Devon | 700th anniversary of tin charter
Under the charter, Edward named Lydford as the place where the stannary prison would stand.
Plympton was also later added to the county's official stannary towns.
But people did petition the King for stannary privileges, such as digging for tin anywhere and the water use rights, to be revoked because of friction they caused between landowners and tinners.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/devon/4427259.stm   (253 words)

 Page Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There is no written constitution to protect an indigenous national minority and no statutory guarantee of equality before the law.
The permanent censorship of the Duchy past and its constitutional relationship with Cornwall and the stannaries has meant that the challenge to this policy, as represented by those claiming minority rights for the Cornish, is interpreted by the representatives of the English national majority as acts of disloyalty to the Crown.
However implemented, impartial and independent European law can objectively interpret the rejection of the Cornish as a national minority of Britain to be institutionalised cultural and racial discrimination.
www.cornish-stannary-parliament.abelgratis.com /page76.html   (626 words)

 Chapter Stannary Courts <i>to</i> Steeplechase of S by Brewer's Phrase & Fable
Chapter Stannary Courts to Steeplechase of S by Brewer's Phrase and Fable
Stannary Courts Courts of record in Cornwall and Devon for the administration of justice among the tinners.
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/255/1184/24237/1.html   (587 words)

 The Stannary Clinic - cosmetic laser treatment.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Stannary Clinic has been established in Tavistock by four local doctors, who have recognised a need to provide private medical services to Tavistock and neighbouring districts.
The Stannary Clinic has undergone a rigorous assessment by the Healthcare Commission.
All clients can be reassured that the services offered by the Stannary Clinic will be of the highest quality and will be led by fully qualified and experienced doctors.
www.drandrewbrown.co.uk /9-plymouth-road/laser-treatment.htm   (285 words)

 The Cornish Stannary Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Cornish Stannary Community is open to all Cornish people as the
3) To expose and oppose all attempts to suppress the Celtic history, language and identity of the Cornish people and to support Stannary law and all Human Rights treaties of the council of Europe as the basis for a fair and just written
Please download this form and send to :- Mr C. Murley, Membership Secretary, Cornish Stannary Parliament, 9, Coombe Park, Bal Lake, Camborne, Kernow/Cornwall, Gt.
www.cornish-stannary-parliament.abelgratis.com /page9.html   (121 words)

 The University of Exeter in Cornwall :: Students' Union :: The Stannary :: Tremough
The University of Exeter in Cornwall :: Students' Union :: The Stannary :: Tremough
As the reputation of the campus bar (The Stannary) grows within the music scene, we are seeing bigger and better bands approaching us all the time.
The Stannary is one of the largest venues in the whole of Cornwall and therefore attracts all kind of attention.
www.uec.ac.uk /campus-life-and-services/student-union.shtml   (612 words)

 The Stannary Jazzmen Traditional Dixieland Jazz Band - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
We are an established six-piece traditional Jazz band.
The Stannary Jazzmen are available for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, Christmas, New Year or any other occasion at very competitive rates.
We are well used to tailoring the sound and volume to suit the mood, making use of high quality amplification systems.
www.stannaryjazzmen.co.uk   (79 words)

 South west times - Stannary town at heart of Devon's Silicon Valley - Innovation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Covers all the main tracks and routes in South West and Wild Rivers National Some writers have stated the times in the guide are fanciful but they are
Stannary town at heart of Devon's Silicon Valley - Innovation
The South West has led the way in the UK in terms of broadband implementation.
infoseekwide.com /?q=south-west-times   (308 words)

 Britannia Castles: Lydford, Devon
The building was said to have been in a very poor state of repair in 1546 and, by the early 18th century, was a roofless shell.
It was, soon afterward however, repaired for use as a gaol and court-house, where also the Stannary (Tin Mining) Courts were held.
This lasted for only a hundred years when it again became derelict.
www.britannia.com /history/devon/castles/lydfordcast.html   (267 words)

 Chagford, Dartmoor
Chagford is an ancient Stannary town situated on the north eastern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England.
Although tin mining has now ceased, Chagford still has a thriving community whilst maintaining an olde worlde character.
On Wednesday 25th October the new skate park was officially opened by the Mayor of West Devon.
www.chagford-parish.co.uk   (97 words)

 History of Dartmoor
1195 Stannary courthouse and gaol built at lydford.
1201 Stannary Charter (tin) issued by King John.
1305 Ashburton, Chagford and Tavistock created as Stannary Towns.
www.cyber-nan.com /bv/page083.html   (583 words)

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