Lord Warden of the Stannaries

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sir Walter Raleigh was a Lord Warden of the Stannaries

The Lord Warden of the Stannaries used to exercise judicial and military functions in Cornwall, England, in the United Kingdom, and is still the official who, upon the commission of the monarch or Duke of Cornwall for the time being, has the function of calling a Stannary Parliament of tinners. The last Stannary Parliament convened by a Lord Warden of the Stannaries sat in 1753.

The first Lord Warden of the Stannaries of Cornwall (and Devon) was William de Wrotham, who was appointed during the reign of Richard I on 20 November 1197. The current holder of the post is Nicholas Bacon.[1]

List of the Lord Wardens of the Stannaries[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Duchy of Cornwall - management and finances". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette, issue 9002, 23 April 1751
  3. ^ The London Gazette, issue 12494, 18 November 1783
  4. ^ The London Gazette, issue 15004, 3 April 1798
  5. ^ The London Gazette, issue 15652, 3 December 1803
  6. ^ The London Gazette, issue 16332, 11 August 1812