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Customs Port Books 1617

Port of: Barnstaple

Book for: Overseas trade

Type of book: Customer & Controller

Transcribed by David Carter 2019

Taken from Port Books in National Archives ref: E 190/943/16

Import or ExportDateFrom / ToVesselTonsBelongingMasterMerchantGoods
         
Certificata Extra in Porte Barum a Ffesto Natinitats Christi 1616 usque ad Idem Ffest extunt sequens 1617.
Export15 Jan 1616/17BristolDiamond30BarnstapleThomas BrowneMathew TuckerOil, rice, almonds.
Export17 Jan 1616/17BristolDaisie7NorthamJohn CutterRichard FrenchTrain oil, Canary wine, correfish.
Export18 Jan 1616/17BristolHoape20BarnstapleRobert WestcottWilliam GamynSpanish wool, kersies, traine [oil], wrought pewter.
Export14 Feb 1616/17LondonChristopher20NorthamChristopher ColmanWilliam PalmerSpanish wool, Spanish iron, glass, corslette armor, herrings, bags of gaules(?), almonds.
Export21 Mar 1616/17MineheadSpeedwell18NorthamThomas WalterWilliam ThomasWool.
Export29 Mar 1617BristolBlessing10NorthamJohn NickleMathew HaselandsCanary wine, French wine, tar, pitch, beef, two brazen heades, pewter, broadcloth.
Export12 Mar 1616/17MineheadMarie10BarnstapleEdward JenningesEdward EastmanCanary wine, Gascony wine, English iron, sugar, marmalade, succatte.
Export13 Mar 1616/17CarmarthenRoger12NorthamRichard CockeJohn HorshamSugar, marmalade & succate, tregar, earthenware, woolen cloth.
Export6 May 1617CarmarthenJohn12NorthamRichard BennettGriffeth ReedeDowlas & tregar, glass cannas, earthenware, calico.
Export13 May 1617MilfordJames10BidefordJerome Lofte?William BollenSpanish iron, dowlas & tregar, vinegar, woollen cloth, baise, pewter, dry wares, deal boards, hops.
Export15 May 1617LondonBatchelor24GosportWalter MerrickeWilliam PalmerSpanish iron, woad, Spanish wool, unrefined white sugar.
Export22 May 1617BridgwaterMarie10BarnstapleEdward FrenchWilliam PalmerSpanish iron, spanish wine, Spanish wool.
Export30 May 1617Sarnevan(?)Cherubin14NorthamWilliam SouthcottJohn HeardeSpanish iron, Bristol soap, pitch, madder, sugars, rice, gaules, indico, succate, marmalade, Casteel soap, hops, raisins solis, train [oil], dowlas, Spanish wool, starch, great raisins, earthenware.
Export23 Jun 1617WestchesterWilliam12NorthamWilliam GethrieJohn GilleCanary wine, French wine, prunes, vinegar, Spanish wool, marmalade, Spanish iron, liquoris.
Export17 July 1617BristolBonaventure24BarnstapleJohn VellacottWilliam HodgeBarnstaple single baise, Devon dozens, Frieze, goat & calve skins, hats, trunk of apparel, sarges, pewter, Spanish wool, cinnamon.
Export17 July 1617BristolMarie10BarnstapleEdward JenningesWilliam PalmerSpanish wool, Devon dozens, kettles & crockes, wrought pewter, hats.
Export12 Aug 1617BristolMarie10BarnstapleEdward FrenchWilliam StandburieGascony wine, Spanish wool, Single baise, Succate.
Export22 Sep 1617BristolConcorde60BarnstapleJohn GirringeRichard NorrisBarnstaple single baise, northern plaines, pennistones unfrized, cottons, single serges, butter, Spanish pikes without heads, fish.
Export31 Oct 1617BristolHoape20BarnstapleRobert WestcottJustin WestcombeSpanish wool, correfish, train [oil], starch, soap.
         
Certificata recept Intra in Portu Barum a Ffesto Natuntatis Christi 1616 usque ad idem Ffestum extunc seqens in anno 1617.
Import16 Nov 1616NeathMosies26BarnstapleSimon CopnerMichael StonemanCoal
Import29 Nov 1616GloucesterConcorde20TewxburieGeorge ShaweMichael StonemanMalt, poulse, peas.
Import29 Nov 1616BristolMargaret20BidefordRichard BremacombeAbraham ShurteBlack soap, frieze, butter, hops, lead, lead ore, candles, gunpowder, shot, French wine, Bedtike wine.
Import10 Feb 1616/17BristolHoapewell20NorthamPatrick CoalesJohn ChappellLead ore, iron, lead, soap, hops, bed mattes, bisquett bread, candles.
Import8 Jan 1616/17GloucesterSwanne10NorthamRobert EllisWilliam WatkinsWhite peas, malt.
Import8 Feb 1616/17GloucesterJohn8NorthamJohn VernamGeorge ShaweGray peas.
Import30 Jan 1616/17BristolProvidence30BarnstapleGeorge MillardHugh SlolieIron, lead, hops, soap, chan[d]lerie wares, dry wares, grocerie & other wares, oil, manndes batterie & brazen wares, currants, shumake.
Import6 Feb 1616/17BristolMaieflower20NorthamRichard SeellieJohn HeardeIron, lead ore, lead, pieces hollande, nails, raisins, hops, pitch, starch, groceries, soap, woollen cloth, biscuit bread, refined sugar, yellow wax.
Import22 Jan 1616/17BristolRetourne20NorthamJohn GerrinJohn ChappellSoap, lead, lime, timber, hops, oil, reames of paper, glass, bell metal.
Import17 Feb 1616/17NewtonSpeedwell18AberthaweThomas WalterJohn DavidWool, butter.
Import28 Jan 1616/17SwanseaMosies26BarnstapleNicholas HeardNicholas HeardCoal, butter.
Import29 Jan 1616/17SwanseaMosies26BarnstapleNicholas HeardLyson JohnsWool
Import2 Feb 1616/17SwanseaPrimerose25BarnstapleAnthony DennysAnthony DennysCoal
Import18 Dec 1616LondonWhiteharte BarnstapleWilliam HitchcockeGeorge ShurteMadder, gunpowder, starch, smalte, grocery wares, glasses, hemp, hops, bricks, spruce chests.
Import18 Dec 1616LondonWhiteharte BarnstapleWilliam HitchcockeLaurence LeyNyles or comblings wool.
Import24 Feb 1616/17NeathJames20AppledorePeter StephenNathaniel MerrickeCoal, wool, butter.
Import23 Feb 1616/17SwanseaSpeedwell40BridgwaterChristopher UrieChristopher UrieCoal
Import25 Feb 1616/17CardiffGodspeede14CardiffJohn GwinneJohn Hearde & othersOats, peas, barley.
Import3 Mar 1616/17PurtynonWilliam12BarnstapleCiprian HoggeJankyn BevanWheat, oats, wool.
Import6 Mar 1616/17BristolBlessing NorthamJohn NicleAbraham ShurteClothes, cloth, black soap, hides, wool, trenchers, noyer.
Import1 Mar 1616/17NeathPeter20BarnstapleJohn BennettJohn BennettCoal
Import1 Mar 1616/17MilfordMariefortune20NorthamJohn PearceWilliam BowlenOats, barley, wheat, sides of bacon, wool, white leather.
Import17 Feb 1616/17MilfordSpeedwell10St DavidsThomas ParrieJohn VoyleBarley, oats, wheat, rye, pilcorns, butter.
Import8 Mar 1616/17MilfordJohn8NorthamJohn VernamWilliam BowlenOats, white leather, sides of bacon, dry wares.
Import8 Mar 1616/17MilfordJames10NorthamJohn SheberWilliam WhellinBarley, oats, bacon, cheese.
Import15 Mar 1616/17MilfordMarie20PolthelieKidwaliter GlinneRichard WalterBarley, wool, butter.
Import10 Feb 1616/17TenbyMargaret16TenbyThomas WaterstonRichard BealtOats, fleeches of bacon.
Import7 Mar 1616/17NeathMichael24BarnstaplePhillip KentePhillip KenteCoal, butter.
Import17 Mar 1616/17MilfordPeter8NorthamRichard BishopRichard BishopBarley, wheat.
Import8 Mar 1616/17MilfordEdwarde8TenbyGeorge WattesEdward KirtonBarley.
Import7 Mar 1616/17GloucesterUnitie12IlfracombeJohn ReedeWilliam WatkinsMalt.
Import10 Mar 1616/17BristolHoape20BarnstapleRobert WestcottNathaniel SimonsGlass, salt, black soap, lead, cardboard, wire, Spanish wool.
Import10 Mar 1616/17LanelthieSusanne18BarnstaplePeter TarrencePeter TarrenceCoal.
Import8 Apr 1617BristolBlessing NorthamJohn NicholJohn LewreyOld brass, new brass, new pewter, lead ore, new bottles, soap, hemp cloth, wire, card board.
Import2 Apr 1617SandwichChristopher BarnstapleChristopher ColmanLaurence LeyComblinge, flockes.
Import5 Apr 1617MilfordPellican12NorthamLeonard SheberJohn HorshamOats & barley.
Import29 Mar 1617LondonChristopher BarnstapleChristopher ColmanChristopher ColmanStarch, allom, hops, castle soap, gallie pottes, apothecary wares, wooden canns, trunks of apparel, grease, household stuff.
Import14 Apr 1617OxenwichGrace20PortynonPhillip GeffrieNicholas HorshamWool.
Import1 Apr 1617LondonMariefortune NorthamJohn EllisNicholas DelbridgeSpanish wool, cotton wool, hemp.
Import2 Apr 1617SouthamptonVantage18BarnstapleChristopher CadeChristopher CadeMalt.
Import4 Apr 1617SouthamptonConsente26BarnstapleWilliam LilleWilliam LilleMalt.
Import4 Apr 1617ChichesterBatchelor18GosportWalter MerrickeJohn LickfoldMalt, Malliga wine.
Import15 Apr 1617SwanseaMargaret18BarnstapleRichard BremacombeRichard BremacombeCoal.
Import25 Apr 1617BurrieJennett20SandwichJoohn LamberteJoohn LamberteCoal.
Import2 May 1617BristolDaisie12NorthamJohn GutterJohn GutterIron, black soap, glasses, grocery & dry wares.
Import23 Apr 1617GloucesterHoapewell30TewksburyJohn HaleJohn SlaughterMalt.
Import18 Apr 1617MilfordBlessing4MilfordGelly GriffethJohn MooreBarley, wheat, oats.
Import10 May 1617BristolGoodlucke10ApsamJohn WhetonSamuel ChappellCinnamon, marmalade, succatte, nutmeg & mace, pepper, callicowes, wool, skinnes cinnamon, starch, powder, figs, soap, painted marmalade, conserves.
Import9 May 1617NeathBlessing25BarnstapleGeorge DowneGeorge DowneCoal, one thousand foot planks.
Import22 May 1617NeathSwanne18NorthamPeter TarrenPeter TarrenCoal, a thousand two inch planks, timber.
Import23 May 1617BristolBlessing NorthamJohn NicholsPenticost DoddridgeLead, lead ore, black soap, glasses, cardboard, wax, cottons, gunpowder.
Import17 May 1617LondonBonaventure BarnstapleJohn VellacottLaurence LeyComblinge wool, flock.
Import20 May 1617LondonBonaventure BarnstapleJohn VellacottRichard DelbridgeHemp, gunpowder, glasses, tar, trunk of apparell.
Import27 May 1617BurryProsperous14BidefordHugh DuneHugh DuneWool.
Import2 Jun 1617PortynonElizabeth16PortynonJohn DavidGregory ShottockeWool, barley.
Import1 Jun 1617BurrieJennett20SandwichJohn LamberteJohn LamberteCoal.
Import5 Jun 1617BurrieBarnacell10BarnstapleChristopher SchampeChristopher SchampeCoal, wool.
Import4 Jun 1617TenbyJohn6NorthamRichard BennettLewis AcklandWool.
Import11 Jun 1617MilfordTrinitie12NorthamRobert SheberNicholas HiddonWool, sides of bacon.
Import13 Jun 1617BristolBlessing20NorthamJohn NicollAbraham ShurteCalf skins, wax, glass, weke yarn, reames of paper, wool cardes, blockwood, wire, hops, freestones, broadcloth, black soap.
Import7 Jun 1617SouthamptonAdvantage20BarnstaplePeter BlackmoreChristopher CadeMalt.
Import18 Jun 1617BurryProsperous12BidefordGabriell LakeGabriell LakeWool, coal.
Import12 Jun 1617TenbyJoseph IlfracombePhillip DuneNicholas HorshamWool, butter.
Import17 Jun 1617PortynonElizabeth16PortynonJohn DavidesJohn MayWool, butter, barke.
Import17 Jun 1617MilfordSamuell12NorthamJohn PomeryWilliam WhellinWool, sides of bacon, raw cloth, white leather.
Import17 Jun 1617PlymouthMarie25NorthamJohn EllisWilliam HilleRye.
Import24 Jun 1617NeathBonaventure26BarnstapleJohn VellacottRobert BeapleCoal, wool, butter.
Import23 Jun 1617SwanseaJohn16BarnstapleJohn ClarkeNem ReesWool.
Import27 Jun 1617BurrieFrancis20NorthamWilliam LakeWilliam LakeCoal.
Import23 Jun 1617SwanseaJohn16BarnstapleJohn ClarkeWilliam DankinWool.
Import6 July 1617NeathBarwicke10BarnstapleRichard GouldeHenry MerrickeWool.
Import2 July 1617BurrieSparrowehawke30BarnstapleJohn WilkeyJohn WilkeyCoal.
Import31 May 1617BristolJohn10ClovellyJohn GennyngeChristopher WoodwardIron, tar, black soap.
Import12 July 1617Carn'vonCherubin14NorthamWilliam SouthcottJohn HeardeWool, butter.
Import21 July 1617TenbyTrinitie12NorthamWilliam NormanJohn BarroweWool.
Import18 July 1617MilfordSamuell14NorthamJohn PomeryRichard WalterWool, butter, wheat.
Import29 July 1617BristolDaniell14BidefordDaniel SmithThomas LeechIron, soap, lead, grocery & drapery wares.
Import28 July 1617BristolMarie BarnstapleEdward FrenchNathaniel SimonsGrocery and dry wares, iron, linen cloth, soap, glass, calf skins, brass.
Import29 July 1617BristolBonaventure20BarnstapleJohn VellacottNicholas SlolieIron, lead, black soap, campech wood, dry wares, mercerie wares, wool, ruggs, baise, canvas, ropes, raisins, soap, cottons, butter, crocks, hops, household stuff, wire, glass, cinnamon, mercery wares, succats.
Import31 July 1617BristolMarie NorthamEdward BurgesJohn StranngeBatterie, hides, cottons, lead, grocery and chan[d]lerie wares, dry wares, sope, frieze, mercery wares.
Import1 Aug 1617BurrieAngell18NorthamJohn VernamJohn VernamCoal.
Import28 July 1617BristolBlessing12BristolJohn NicholsJohn ChappellBlack soap, salt, grocery and dry wares, wools, metherney.
Import1 Aug 1617SwanseaSwanne20NorthamJohn KingslandJohn KingslandCoal.
Import6 Aug 1617GloucesterConcorde30TewksburyGeorge ShaweWilliam WatkinsMalt.
Import8 Aug 1617SwanseaJames20BidefordJohn ShermanJohn ShermanCoal.
Import11 Aug 1617BurrieMosies25BarnstapleMichael StonemanMichael StonemanCoal.
Import18 Aug 1617TenbyMargaret16TenbyThomas WaterstonRichard HorshamWool, butter.
Import20 Aug 1617AberystwithDaisie8NorthamJohn CurthorEdward KirtonLead ore.
Import21 Aug 1617BristolMarie10BarnstapleEdward FrenchRichard SlolieLead ore, iron, cottons, mather, baise, dry wares, kettles.
Import22 Aug 1617SwanseaMariegolde30NorthamWilliam BurroweWilliam BurroweCoal.
Import26 Aug 1617SwanseaElizabeth18BarnstapleArthur BelworthieArthur BelworthieCoal.
Import26 Aug 1617SwanseaMargaret16BarnstapleThomas SouthcottThomas SouthcottCoal.
Import30 Aug 1617BurrieBlessing20BarnstapleThomas BeapleThomas BeapleCoal.
Import2 Sep 1617NeathBonaventure24BarnstapleJohn VellacottJohn VellacottCoal, wool.
Import6 Sep 1617TenbyTrinitie16TenbyNicholas StaffordRichard RogersWheat, wool.
Import19 Sep 1617SwanseaBonaventure28BarnstapleJohn VellacottJohn VellacottCoal.
Import18 Sep 1617SwanseaBarkestrannge30BarnstapleJohn CockeJohn CockeCoal.
Import18 Sep 1617NeathBlessing30BarnstapleThomas BeapleThomas BeapleCoal.
Import21 Sep 1617SwanseaElizabeth18BarnstapleArthur BelsrieArthur BelsrieCoal.
Import23 Sep 1617SwanseaMargaret18BarnstapleThomas SouthcottThomas SouthcottCoal.
Import4 Oct 1617NeathJames20NorthamPeter StephensThomas JenkinCoal, butter.
Import3 Oct 1617BurrieEdwarde20PortsmouthJohn IngramJohn IngramCoal.
Import10 Oct 1617SwanseaHoape20BarnstapleRobert WestcottRobert WestcottCoal.
Import12 Oct 1617SwanseaHoape20BarnstapleRobert WestcottHenry KnoellWool.
Import9 Oct 1617MilfordTobie20NorthamPeter PreestPeter PreestBarley, oats, wool.
Import9 Oct 1617SwanseaElizabeth20BarnstapleArthur BelsorieArthur BelsorieCoal.
Import23 Sep 1617CardiffSpeedwell16AberthaweRees HopkinsGriffeth JoanesWool, butter.
Import18 Oct 1617SwanseaVineyard30BarnstapleJohn DowneJohn DowneCoal, wool.
Import22 Oct 1617NeathJames16BarnstaplePeter StephensRichard PrideauxCoal, butter, wool.
Import19 Oct 1617MilfordCherubin12NorthamWilliam SouthcottNicholas HeddenWool, cheese, butter, sides of bacon, liquoris, wheat.
Import22 Oct 1617TenbyPrience15BeyedRichard YeoJohn BarroweWool, barley, oats, butter.
Import19 Oct 1617MilfordDiana12NorthamJohn GerrinRichard WalterWool, wheat.
Import19 Oct 1617MilfordDiana12NorthamJohn GerrinJeffery BuesWheat, barley.
Import3 Nov 1617NeathDiamond30BarnstapleGeorge LuxonGeorge LuxonCoal, planks.
Import18 Nov 1617SwanseaVineyard30BarnstapleJohn DowneJohn DowneCoal.
Import10 Nov 1617MilfordTrinitie12BarnstapleJohn DementWilliam WhellinBarley, oats, butter, sides of bacon, wool, raw cloth.
Import18 Nov 1617TenbyWilling Mind16BarnstapleWilliam NormanNicholas HorshamWool, oats, barley, wheat, butter, wax.
Import8 Nov 1617MilfordMargaret16TenbyThomas WatersJohn HorshamBarley, oats, wool.
Import21 Nov 1617LlanellyMichael20AberstohPhillip LewisDavid GriffithCoal, butter, wool.
Import17 Nov 1617BristolHoape BarnstapleRobert WestcottJustin WestcombeIron, lead, wool, hops, blockwood, cottons, sacke, soap, brass, shumake, glass, lead ore, sailcloth, cardboard.
Import21 Nov 1617PortinonElizabeth18PortinonJohn DavidJenkin Apkvan?Wool, wheat, peas.
Import25 Nov 1617MilfordTobie15NorthamJohn CockeJohn CockeOats, barley, wheat.
Import10 Nov 1617MilfordJames12NorthamJohn SheberJohn SheberBarley, oats.
Import22 Nov 1617SwanseaEndeavour30BarnstapleJames GilleJames GilleCoal.
Import19 Nov 1617MilfordNicholas8TenbyWilliam HorlerWilliam PitteBarley, wheat.
Import25 Nov 1617MilfordMarie16BaintonWalter BustenSimon SherlandBarley, wheat.
Import5 Dec 1617NeathRoger10BarnstapleJohn HanfordeRoger PranlfeWheat, butter, calf skins, flannens.
Import5 Dec 1617SwanseaBlessing40NorthamPhillip PeersPhillip PeersCoal, barley, raw hides.
Import30 Nov 1617LlanellyPhillippe40BidefordWilliam BerrimanWilliam BerrimanCoal.
Import9 Nov 1617MilfordDiana14NorthamJohn GerrinRichard WalterBarley, oats, wool.
Import13 Dec 1617MilfordCherubin14NorthamWilliam SouthcottJohn PeerceWheat, oats, barley.
Import15 Dec 1617SouthamptonAngell20BarnstapleJohn VernamJohn VernamMalt.

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 1617 contains 18 pages, written in a mixture of English and Latin.

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.
• Battery – Metal articles of brass or copper.
• Calico – A plain-woven textile made from unbleached cotton.
• Corslette armor - A piece of plate armour covering the torso.
• Devon dozens – A coarse lightweight cloth usually 12 yards long - hence the name ‘dozens’.
• Dowlas – A plain cloth chiefly for used aprons, pocketing, soldiers' gaiters, linings and overalls.
• Flock – Wool refuse or shearings.
• Frieze – A coarse woollen, plain weave cloth with a nap on one side.
• Kersey - Coarse woollen cloth with a smooth back, derived from the village of Kersey in Suffolk.
• Madder – A plant whose roots produce a red dye.
• Raisins solis – Sun dried grapes (raisins).
• Sack – Fortified wine imported from mainland Spain or the Canary Islands.
• Serge – A type of twill fabric with diagonal ridges on both sides. French serge was softer and finer than English serge.
• Shumack – Dried berries of the Sumac plant, used in dying and tanning.
• Succatte – Fruit preserved in sugar; sweetmeats.
• Train [oil] – Drained fish oil, usually from cod.
• Tregar – A linen fabric from Treguier in Brittany.
• Trencher - A flat circular plate of metal or wood, used as tableware.
• Woad – A plant used to produce a blue dye.

Similarly, some ports may not be spelt as we expect today:
• Burrie = Barry, Wales
• Lanelthie = Llanelli, Wales
• Oxenwich = Oxwich, Wales
• Milford = Milford Haven, Wales
• Purtynon = Port Eynon, Wales
• Sarnevan(?) = unclear
• Westchester = unclear

 

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