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Customs Port Books 1616

Port of: Barnstaple

Book for: Overseas trade

Type of book: Customer

Transcribed by David Carter 2019

Taken from Port Books in National Archives ref: E 190/943/8

Import or Export Date From / To Vessel Belonging Merchant Goods
Import 7 Oct 1616 Bilboa Mermaid Northam John Hammer Spanish wool.
Import 3 Oct 1616 Rochell Phillip Northam Phillip Strange Vinegar.
Import 7 Oct 1616 Bilboa Flower Northam Nicholas Downe Spanish wool.
Import 7 Oct 1616 Bilboa Flower Northam John Darracott Spanish wool.
Import 7 Oct 1616 Bilboa Flower Northam Pentecost Dodridge Spanish wool.
Import 7 Oct 1616 Bilboa Flower Northam William Gamin Felt wool.
Import 7 Oct 1616 Bilboa Flower Northam John Hammer Spanish wool.
Import 7 Oct 1616 Bilboa Flower Northam William Palmer Spanish wool.
Import 7 Oct 1616 Bilboa Flower Northam George Gaye Spanish wool.
Import 10 Oct 1616 Terreas Melchesadick Northam George Shurte Indigenous woade.
Import 12 Oct 1616 St Sebastians Falcon Northam Richard Beaple Felt wool.
Import 12 Oct 1616 St Sebastians Falcon Northam Justin Westcombe Spanish wool.
Import 12 Oct 1616 Avera Phillip Northam Hugh Hauckridge Shumacke.
Import 12 Oct 1616 Lishbourne Parragon Barnstaple Daniel Davy Conserves, synamon, pepper, mace.
Import 12 Oct 1616 St Sebastians Falcon Northam Robert Colliber Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam Robert Colliber Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam Pentecost Dodridge Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam William Gamin Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam John Darracott Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam Richard Beaple Felt wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam William Palmer Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam Justin Westcombe Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam George Gaye Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam William Palmer Spanish wool, shumack.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam George Shurte Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Sebastians John Northam Nicholas Downe Spanish wool.
Import 14 Oct 1616 St Michaels John Northam John Colliber Greene woad
Import 21 Oct 1616 St Michaels John Northam John Penrose Spanish wool.
Import 21 Oct 1616 Rochell Francis Northam Mathew Tucker Prunes, vinegar.
Import 25 Nov 1616 Cales Bonaventure Barnstaple Edward Eastman Figs, raisins, great raisins.
Import 25 Nov 1616 Cales Bonaventure Barnstaple Richard Burgon Raisins solis, figs.
Import 21 Dec 1616 St Sebastians Blessing Northam William Palmer Spanish wool.
Import 21 Dec 1616 St Sebastians Blessing Northam Richard Beaple Spanish wool.
Import 21 Dec 1616 St Sebastians Blessing Northam Pentecost Dodridge Spanish wool.
Import 21 Dec 1616 St Sebastians Blessing Northam John Hammer Navarne wool.
Import 21 Dec 1616 St Sebastians Blessing Northam Justin Westcombe Spanish wool.
Import 21 Dec 1616 St Sebastians Blessing Northam William Gamyn Spanish wool.
Import 30 Dec 1616 Rochell Dyamond Barnstaple John Garren Vinegar.
Import 7 Jan 1616/17 Lishbourne Phillip Northam Samuel Davye Succatts, etc [illeg].
Import 13 Jan 1616/17 Marcellas Samaritan Northam Mathew Tucker Puincoyle, gaules, almonds, [illeg].
Import 13 Jan 1616/17 Lishbourne Phillip Northam Nicholas Spicer Synamon, pepper.
Import 13 Jan 1616/17 Lishbourne Phillip Northam John Badcock Synamon.
Import 13 Jan 1616/17 Lishbourne Phillip Northam John Harris Pepper.
Import 23 Jan 1616/17 Bordiaux Mary Barnstaple James Beaple Prunes.
Import 11 Feb 1616/17 Canaries Vineyard Barnstaple Edward Eastman Conserves, wet conserves, shumack.
Import 11 Feb 1616/17 Canaries Vineyard Barnstaple Robert Colliber Suckets.
Import 11 Feb 1616/17 Canaries Vineyard Barnstaple James Beaple Suckets.
Import 11 Feb 1616/17 Canaries Vineyard Barnstaple Thomas Westlake Nil?
Import 12 Mar 1616/17 Bordiaux James Northam John Mathewes Prunes.
Import 15 Mar 1616/17 Rochell Concord Barnstaple James Beaple Prunes, vinegar.
Import 19 Mar 1616/17 Rochell Dashing Barnstaple James Beaple Vinegar.
Import 19 Mar 1616/17 Rochell Dashing Barnstaple James Beaple Vinegar the 24th day.
             
Export 12 Oct 1616 Cales Concord Barnstaple William Palmer Double baise.
Export 18 Oct 1616 Canaries Endeavour Barnstaple John Hill Pewter.
Export 16 Nov 1616 St Sebastians Falcon Northam Justin Westcombe Double baise.
Export 15 Jan 1616/17 [blank] Swann Northam Nicholas Dowes Double baise.
Export 15 Jan 1616/17 [blank] Swann Northam John Salisbury Lead.
Export 31 Jan 1616/17 St Sebastians Blessing Barnstaple Nicholas Downe Double baise.
Export 17 Feb 1616/17 Bilboa Richard Barnstaple Richard Beaple Double baise.
Transcriber’s notes:

Port Books survive for the ports of Appledore, Bideford and Barnstaple from 1565 to 1745. There are some gaps due to non-survival of records, and other gaps due to damaged documents.

Typically these books record:
• Date of entry
• Name of ship
• Tonnage of vessel
• Port where vessel is registered
• Port where vessel is going to, or coming from
• Name of the Captain or Master of the vessel
• Name of the merchant responsible for the goods
• Whether the merchant is English or foreign
• Description of the cargo, including the method of storage (barrels, casks, bags), the weight (hundredweights, pounds) and the value for the purposes of assessing tax to be paid.

The book for 1616 contains just 4 pages, mostly written in English, but with some Latin.

In the case of this document, the names of the Captains and the tonnages of the vessels were not recorded.

Details of the cargoes have only been transcribed in brief. Further information on quantity and value may be available from the original document.

Some commodities may not be obvious, so here are some definitions:
• Baise – A coarse woollen cloth
• Raisins solis – Sun dried grapes (raisins)
• Shumack – Dried berries of the Sumac plant, used in dying and tanning
• Succatts – Fruit preserved in sugar; sweetmeats
• Woad – A plant used to produce a blue dye

Similarly, some ports may not be spelt as we expect today:
• Avera = Aveiro, Portugal
• Bilboa = Bilbao, Spain
• Cales = Cadiz, Spain
• Lishbourne = Lisbon, Portugal
• Marcellas = [unclear]
• Rochell = La Rochelle, France
• San Sebastian = On north coast of Spain
• St Michaels = might be Sao Miguel, Azores
• Terreas = unclear, might be Terciera, Azores

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