A CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMERCIAL HISTORY OF GLAMORGAN, 1666-1735
Moelwyn I Williams,
National Library of Wales journal Vol IX pp188-215
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
EXTRACTS FROM THE SWANSEA AND NEATH PORT BOOK (CUSTOMER AND CONTROLLER) P.R.O. E.190/ 1277/9 MICHAELMAS 1666 TO MICHAELMAS 1667
DATE-NAME OF SHIP-MASTER-CARGO
- Jan. 24-Blessing of Aberthaw-Arthur Sweet -3 packs, 3 fardles, 1pocket of stockins ; 2 k'kns. 1 firkin butter, 9 bullocks, 30 sheep, 4 cwt. of tallow,1 pack wooll
- Feb. 27-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-4 packs 3 fardles stockins, 1 bagg wooll, 4 k'kns. butter, 3 trunks
- Mar. 12-Blessing of Aberthaw-Arthur Sweet-19 (a[t]tle
- Mar. 15-Arthur & Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-4 piggs, 5 packs wooll, 3 fardles stockins, 3 k'kns. of butter
- Apr. 11-Blessing of Aberthaw-Arthur Sweet-4 packs and 3 fardles of stockins ; 5 bullocks
- Apr. 18-Arthur & Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-10 baggs of wooll, 2 fardles stockins, 1 k'kn. butter and 14 bullocks
- May 2-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-17 bullocks, 50 sheep, 3 fardles stockins
- May 8-Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-11 bullocks, 80 sheep, 6 fardles stockins
- May 23-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-140 sheepe, 2 fardles stockins
- May 23-Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-2 baggs of wooll, 2 fardles stockins, 7 bullocks, 36 sheep, I fleech baccon
- May 24-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-160 sheep
- May 25-Speedwell of Aberthaw-Tho. Spencer-120 sheep, 2 fardles stockins
- June 1-Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-15 bullocks
- June 6-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-11 bullocks, 80 sheep
- June 6-Speedwell of Aberthaw-Tho. Spencer-12 bullocks, 2 baggs of wooll 2 packs 3 fardles of stockins, 2 k'kns and firkins butter
All the entries below also have destinations of Minehead apart from that for July 10th (Speedwell) which was Bristol.
- June 13-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-24 bullocks, 20 lambs, 2 fardles stockins, I pack wooll
- June 27-Speedwell of Aberthaw-[T]ho. Spenser-20 bullocks, 16 sheep, 2 k'kins. butter
- July 4-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-30 bullocks, 3 baggs of wooll, 1 fardle stockins, 10 sheep
- July 5-Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-23 bullocks
- July 10- Speedwell of Aberthaw-Thomas Spenser-400 bushels wheat, 200 bushels oats, 2 k'kns. butter, 1 pack of wooll
- July 11-Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-8 baggs of wooll, 1 pack 1 fardle stockins, 2 k'kns. butter, 1 horse
- July 18-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spencer-20 bullocks, 2 baggs of wooll, 3 fardles stockins, 20 sheep
- Aug. 22-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spenser-23 bullocks and 30 sheep
- Aug. 22-Speedwell of Aberthaw-Thos. Spenser-20 bullocks, 1 bagg of wooll, 1 fardle stockins
- Aug. 24-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spenser-47 bullocks, bagg of wooll, 1 k'kn. butter
- Sept. 4-Speedwell of Aberthaw-Christopher Spenser-33 bullocks
- Sept. 10- Marie of Aberthaw-David Martin-10 baggs & 1 pack of wooll, 12 k'kns. of butter, 2 fardles stockins & 6 bullocks
- Sept. 16- Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-4 packs stockins, 3 fardles of stockins 3 horses, 2 baggs of wooll, 15 k'kins. & 1 firkin butter
- Sept. 24-Speedwell of Aberthaw-[Thos.] Spenser -33 bullocks, 3 baggs of wooll
- Sept. 24-Marie of Aberthaw-Jon Spenser-23 bullocks, 60 sheep, 6 fardles stockins
- Sept. 24-Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-16 baggs wooll, 7 packs and fardles stockins, 3 k'kins. butter
- Sept. 24-Speedwell of Aberthaw-Tho. Spenser-39 bullocks, 2 cwt. tallow
- Oct. 4-Speedwell of Aberthaw-Thomas Spenser-15 bullocks
- Oct. 6-Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-5 baggs and 1 pack of wooll, 4 fardles stockins, 48 sheep, and 8 bullocks
- Oct. 7-Speedwell of Aberthaw-Thos. Spenser-32 bullocks
- Oct. 14-Blessing of Aberthaw-Wm. Sweet-20 bullocks, 4 baggs and packs of wooll, I fardle stockins
- Oct. 14-Marie of Aberthaw-John Spenser-16 bullocks, 4 pocketts of wooll, 40 sheep, 1 k'kn. butter, 1 fardle stockins
- Oct. 19-Speedwell of Aberthaw-Thos. Spenser-23 bullocks, 80 sheep, 1 bagge wooll, 1 fardle stockins
- Nov. 4-Marie of Aberthaw-Jon Spenser-126 bullocks, 50 raw hides, 2 k'kns. butter, 3 bags, two fardles stockins, 6 baggs of wooll
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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