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A CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMERCIAL HISTORY OF GLAMORGAN, 1666-1735

Moelwyn I Williams, National Library of Wales journal Vol IX pp188-215

TABLES

These are entries extracted by Gareth Hicks from the first of the Tables only (which covers the year 1667) - which in all cover p 201-215 in the article .
See also the supplementary NOTES below the main table.


DETAILS OF THE SHIPMENTS OF GOODS INTO AND OUT OF ABERTHAW, A CREEK OF THE PORT OF CARDIFF, BETWEEN 1666 AND 1735, TRANSCRIBED FROM THE EXCHEQUER KING'S REMEMBRANCER PORT BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES

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EXTRACTS FROM THE SWANSEA AND NEATH PORT BOOK (CUSTOMER AND CONTROLLER) P.R.O. E.190/ 1277/9  MICHAELMAS 1666 TO MICHAELMAS 1667

DATE=all 1667
DESTINATION=all Minehead
DATE-NAME OF SHIP-MASTER-CARGO

1.   k'kins.=k'kns.=kilderkins.

All the entries below also have destinations of Minehead apart from that for July 10th (Speedwell) which was Bristol.

NOTES;

The article also contains further similar tables, i.e for periods Michaelmas 1668-69, Michaelmas 1669-70, Michaelmas 1671-72, Michaelmas 1673-74, Michaelmas 1677-78, Michaelmas 1670-80 Michaelmas 1682-83. These aren't extracted but it is noted that the following ships/masters/ports are in additional to those mentioned above;

Ships;- Mary of Aberthaw, John & Thomas (18 tons) of Aberthaw, Elizabeth of Aberthaw, Endeavour of Aberthaw, Marchant of Aberthaw, Richard & Margarett of Aberthaw, William of Aberthaw.

Masters ;- Xpher Spenser (Speedwell), Jenkin Thomas (Blessing), Evan William (John & Thomas), Richard Williams (John & Thomas), Thomas Leyson (Speedwell), William Spencer (John & Thomas), Thomas Andrews (Blessing), James Barwick (Speedwell), Nicholas Rynalt (Marie), John Jenkins (Endeavour), George Nicholas (Endeavour), Richard Spenser (Marchant), Mathew Hamon (Richard & Margarett), Stephen Lewis (Elizabeth), Robert Fowler (Blessing), John Williams (Elizabeth), Nathaniel Hatherley (William).

Minehead remained the main port of destination, Bristol appearing intermittently, usually where wheat was involved.

The tables have a column headed 'merchant' but it is blank in all instances.

Several of the schedules are signed 'Rich Gwynn, Customer', and one also says 'Thos Andrews, Controller'.


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