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Customs Port Books 1628

Port of: Barnstaple

Book for: Overseas trade

Type of book: Controller

Transcribed by David Carter 2019

Taken from Port Books in National Archives ref: E 190/947/6

Import or ExportDateFrom / ToVesselTonsBelongingMasterMerchantGoods
         
Customs Subsidy and Impositions receipts of exports in the port of Barnstaple from the Feast of the Nativity in 1627 to the same Feast in the year following 1628.
         
Export18 Jan 1627/28[torn]White Angel250BristolChristopher BurkettIzack AllertonIron, Barnstaple double baise, Irish caddowes, tiking, frieze.
Export24 Jan 1627/28New EnglandEagle50NorthamEdens MyllerIzack AllertonNovoy taltron(?), 2 fishing nets.
Export24 Jan 1627/28New EnglandEagle~~NorthamEdward MyllerWilliam Palmer & othersHaberdash and grocery wares, aqua-vita.
Export1 Feb 1627/28GarneseySeaflower40BidefordWilliam BurrowsMatthew DowneBaise, [torn].
Export7 Feb 1627/28New EnglandContent~~[torn][torn]~herudgWilliam PalmerMerchandise, grocery, haberdash, [torn].
Export22 Feb 1627/28VirginiaTruelove30[torn]Hugh HawkeridgGeorge S~[torn]Single sayes, Hollandcloth, [torn], ironwork, grocery and haberdashwares, Irish stockings.
Export1 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMary20BarnstapleJohn PenhorwoodJohn PenhorwoodCoal.
Export2 Mar 1627/28VirginiaPleasure35BidefordWilliam PetersGeorge FerrysBarnstaple single baise, straits, aquavita, grocery wares.
Export4 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMary~~[blank][blank]James BeapleBarnstaple Sin[gle baise], haberdashwares.
Export28 Mar 1628Dublin[torn]18BidefordJohn Legg[torn]Earthenware, Spanish salt, single baise.
Export06 Apr 1628Waterford[torn]~~[torn]Richard Lawrence[torn]Earthenware, coal.
Export12 Apr 1628YoughallSpeedwell30NorthamPhilip GoodchildEtheldred DarracottCoal, earthenware, tobacco pipes.
Export12 Apr 1628YoughallSpeedwell30NorthamPhilip GoodchildWilliam HadsonGrocery wares.
Export12 Apr 1628WexfordFranncis10WexfordWalter BusherRobert EsmondAnnysseede.
Export24 Apr 1628WexfordFranncis10WexfordWalter BusherAlex HockadayeDevon dozens, Barnstaple single baise.
Export?? Apr 1628CarickfargusGracia20CarickfargusArt~~[torn]William PenryeDevon dozens, perpetuanoes, Barnstaple single baise.
Export06 May 1628KinsaleMargaret30BidefordJohn AysheJohn AysheCoal, earthenware.
Export07 May 1628IrelandBlessing30BarnstapleThomas BewzeGeorge DowneCoal, earthenware.
Export12 May 1628CorkeMayeflower16BidefordArthur AwstynJames BeapleDevon dozens, hollandcloth, Barnstaple single baise, woollen cards.
Export12 May 1628CorkeMayeflower16BidefordArthur AwstynEdward JewleTobacco.
Export05 Jun 1628LimbrickPlowe35BidefordRichard WebberEdward GowldAnnysseede, Castell soap, French salt, coal, earthenware.
Export18 Jun 1628IrelandUnicorne20NorthamEdward BourgysJames GammonBarnstaple single baise, Devon dozens, iron shovells.
Export25 Jun 1628Lond~~[torn]Lyon20BidefordRobert WhitsonAbraham JohnsEarthenware, great raisins, 1 hogshead of glasse, white sugar, wheat.
Export25 Jun 1628KinsaleMargaret30BidefordJohn AysheChristopher SaundersBarnstaple single baise, Devon dozens, merchandise grocery wares.
Export30 Jun 1628DublinChristopher20NorthamChristopher ColmanHugh HorshamBarley, wheat, oats, [torn].
Export05 July 1628WaterfordMariefortune~~[torn][torn] ShebbeareMoses Slawnye[torn], coal, earthenware.
Export05 July 1628YoughallSpeedwell30[torn]Edward SymonsThomas W~[torn]Coal, earthenware.
Export08 July 1628YoughallSpeedwell30[as before]Edward SymonsRobert MinterneBarley.
Export08 July 1628YoughallSpeedwell30[as before]Edward SymonsJames BeapleBarnstaple single baise.
Export08 July 1628YoughallSpeedwell30[as before]Edward SymonsEdward Jewle300 lbs Barmudas tobacco, Barnstaple single baise, indico.
Export18 Aug 1628VirginiaJohn40BarnstapleWilliam EllyottJohn DelbridgNortherne cottons, Barnstaple single baise, butter, mercery grocery & haberdash wares.
Export18 Aug 1628Virginia[torn]35BidefordWilliam Davye[torn]~dgBarnstaple single baise, northern cottons, butter, grocery and haberdashery.
Export18 Aug 1628Virginia[torn]35BidefordWilliam Davye[torn]Barnstaple single baise, [torn], grocery and haberdashery.
Export27 Aug 1628WexfordSpeedwell12WexfordPatrick PrendergastJames KeatingSalt.
Export28 Aug 1628DublinSuzan10BidefordEdward BurgesThomas HamlynFrench salt, Spanish wine, tobacco, tobacco pipes, white startche.
Export03 Sep 1628SaffeeSeaflower40BidefordWilliam BurrowsMathew DowneBarnstaple single baise, dunsters.
Export?? Sep 1628[torn]Swallow~~BarnstapleLaurence BarnehowseWilliam PalmerCalf skins.
Export?? Sep 1628YoughallDiana30BidefordRichard WebberJohn McNaris(?)Coal
Export?? Sep 1628YoughallSeaflower40[as before][as before]George ShurtRaisins, anniseeds.
Export?? Sep 1628GallowayeSeaflower40[as before][as before]Henry BarnehowseWheat.
Export08 Sep 1628CorkeSuzan20BidefordRichard GourdenJames RocheSalt from Isle of Maye, n~[illeg]~ste, earthenware.
Export08 Sep 1628BarmudasFrendshipp80BidefordWilliam NichollsEdward SleeBarnstaple single baise.
Export10 Sep 1628LeagorneSwallow~~[as before][as before]William PalmerCalf skins.
Export12 Sep 1628BarmudasFrendshipp80[as before][as before]John DelbridgDevon dozens, [illeg].
Export12 Sep 1628LeagorneSwallow~~[as before][as before]William PalmerCalf skins(?).
Export16 Sep 1628LeagorneSwallow~~[as before][as before]James GammonDevon dozens.
Export30 Sep 1628LeagorneSwallow~~[as before][as before]Richard Medford and othersLead ore.
Export?? Oct 1628London [Derry?]Margaret30BidefordJohn AysheAbraham JohnsEarthenware, white sugar, soap, raisins, apples.
Export22 Oct 1628YoughallRichard15NorthamJames SteevensJames SteevensCoal.
Export03 Nov 1628KinsaleMarye16Westley[torn] Penhorwood[torn] PenhorwoodCoal, earthenware [torn].
Export07 Nov 1628DublinUnycorne~~Northam[torn] Bourgys[torn] Bourgys[torn].
Export13 Nov 1628DublinUnycorne~~Northam[torn] BourgysJames GammonDevon dozens, bread(?), starch, currants.
Export17 Oct 1628KinsaleVantadge20BidefordPhilip HayemanPhilip HayemanCoal, earthenware.
Export18 Nov 1628DublinUnycorne~~Bideford[torn] BourgysThomas Hamlyn100 lbs Barmudas tobacco worth £25.
         
 Total sum Customs Subsidy    
 [torn] ~~~ receipts outwards in Port.    
 [torn] ~~~ inward totals, etc.    
 Customs subsidy£98.17s.6d   
 Impo[sitions]:£2.0s.0d   
 Signed: George Kendall, comp[troll]er    
         
Customs Subsidy and Impositions receipts of imports in the port of Barnstaple from the Feast of the Nativity in 1627 to the same Feast in the year following 1628.
         
Import07 Jan 1627/28Came in from the sea hit the rocks in a stormSt Peter80AmsterdamAron FaytorAron FaytorSayes English making, narrow stuffes, holland cloth, long steel, small bond tarr, battery.
Import08 Jan 1627/28DublinNicholas14NorthamJohn KingJohn KingBeef, candelay, Irish wool.
Import09 Jan 1627/28DublinHopewell15NorthamEdward YeoMelchard BennettBeef, Irish wool, tallow, Irish linen cloth.
Import11 Jan 1627/28DublinPeeter16NorthamJohn LeggJohn LeggBeef, barrel staves.
Import25 Jan 1627/28London DirryeMarygold20BidefordWilliam TitherleyAbraham JohnsIrish beef, tallow, raw hides, Irish wool.
Import02 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheJohn AysheIrish wool, Irish stockings, Irish cloth.
Import02 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheJohn KylnerTanned leather.
Import02 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheThomas StreekeIrish wool.
Import02 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheJohn AclandIrish wool.
Import10 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheNicholas BrayeIrish cloth.
Import10 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheJohn FarleyIrish wool, raw hides, Irish caddowes.
Import10 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheWilliam PalmerIrish wool, raw hides.
Import10 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheRichard TaylorIrish wool.
Import10 Mar 1627/28KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheRichard CollacottIrish wool, Irish cloth, Irish caddowes, beef.
Import10 Mar 1627/28WaterfordHopewell14NorthamJohn HannyvorRichard MedfordRaw hides, Irish wool, Irish ruggs.
Import10 Mar 1627/28VirginiaMercurye35BidefordWilliam DavyeJohn DelbridgeBeaver skins.
Import12 Mar 1627/28WexfordSondaye6WexfordJohn LamportJohn LamportHogsgead staves, Irish cloth.
Import18 Mar 1627/28LymrickMarygold20YoughallThomas GreenawayeEdward GouldRaw hides, hogsheads of samon, butter, Irish stockings, Irish cloth, Irish caddowes.
Import18 Mar 1627/28YoughallMayeflower18BarnstapleArthur AwstenArthur AwstenSides of pork, Irish cloth.
Import18 Mar 1627/28YoughallMayeflower18BarnstapleArthur AwstenJohn DelbridgIron, Irish wool, Irish stockings, Irish caddowes.
Import18 Mar 1627/28VirginiaMercurye35[as before][as before]William Davye60 lbs tobacco.
Import20 Mar 1627/28DublinRobert8NorthamWilliam VernamJohn EustaceIrish wool.
Import20 Mar 1627/28YoughallGrace20BarnstapleJames JohnsonChristopher SaundersIrish wool.
Import21 Mar 1627/28YoughallMayeflower18[as before]Arthur AwstenMartin HarmanTanned leather.
Import21 Mar 1627/28YoughallGrace20[as before][as before]Griffin JoanesIrish wool.
Import27 Mar 1628VirginiaMercurye35[as before][as before]John Delbridge510 lbs leaf tobacco.
Import27 Mar 1628DublinUnycorne20NorthamEdward BourgysEdward BourgysIrish wool, Irish linen cloth.
Import27 Mar 1628CarrickfargusGrace16CarrickfargusArthur MacarneWilliam PenryeIrish beef, tallow, raw hides, Irish wool.
Import27 Mar 1628WexfordFranncis10WexfordWalter BusherRobert EsmondIrish wool, Irish beames, tanned leather, Irish mantells.
Import27 Mar 1628YoughallBlessing20ElmoreAdrian BullockChristopher SaundersIrish wool, Irish stockings, untawed morkyns, tanned leather.
Import27 Mar 1628YoughallBlessing20[as before][as before]Griffin JoanesIrish wool.
Import31 Mar 1628YoughallBlessing20[as before][as before]Joseph BonnyfantFustickwood, Irish cloth, Irish stockings.
Import02 Apr 1628WaterfordSpeedwell18NorthamRichard CaddyeJohn LeyIrish wool, Irish caddowes, Irish cloth, Irish linen cloth.
Import10 Apr 1628GarnezeySeaflower60BidefordWilliam BurrowsMatthew Downe2 pipes of tent, butts of sack, small bond tarre, great raisins.
Import23 Apr 1628GarnzeyChristopher16NorthamChristopher ColmanMatthew DowneButts of sack.
Import26 Apr 1628WaterfordSpeedwell18[as before][as before]John LeyIrish cloth, Irish caddowes, Irish stockings.
Import08 May 1628CorkeContent30BidefordNicholas DavyeThomas SouthcottInch planks, inch & half planks, inch boards, square timbers.
Import08 May 1628KinsaleMarye16BarnstapleJohn PenhorwoodThomas StreekeIrish wool, raw hides.
Import08 May 1628KinsaleMarye16[as before][as before]William DauntTanned leather.
Import08 May 1628KinsaleMarye16[as before][as before]James BeapleTanned leather, Irish stockings.
Import19 May 1628IrelandBlessing10NorthamWilliam OsborneWilliam BennettIrish linen cloth.
Import21 May 1628YoughallGrace20BarnstapleMathew SladeMarcus MooreIron.
Import14 Jun 1628The sea (sic)Litle Jane35MaranPetrus (sic) [Peter]Paul RichardsVittery canvas, barley, beans.
Import17 Jun 1628LeagorneGolden Lyon150BarnstapleWilliam KingJames Gammon and othersAnnyseede, great raisins, Castell soap, Allicant wines, French salt, Maiorca oils.
Import21 Jun 1628WexfordSpeedwell10WexfordJohn PorteallBartheus Devorey (or Deverox)Draught timber, clapboards, barrel staves.
Import25 Jun 1628BarmudasOllyve35BidefordThomas LeeThomas Turner & others3,135 lbs Barmudas tobacco worth £783.15s.
Import25 Jun 1628YoughallSpeedwell28NorthamEdward SymonsJerome SlocombeIrish wool.
Import28 Jun 1628BarmudasOllyve35[as before][as before]John Delbridg and others13,120 lbs Barmudas tobacco worth £3,280.
Import07 July 1628YoughallMargarett20NorthamRichard BennettRichard Sweete and othersIrish wool, Irish cloth.
Import07 July 1628LeagornePrudence100NorthamThomas MayeArthur DennysCastell soap.
Import08 July 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]Edward Eastman and othersSpanish Alicant wine, allowed as prizage .
Import10 July 1628CorkeMayflower16BidefordArthur AwstynJames RocheTanned leather, raw hides, Irish cloth, Irish linen cloth, Irish blankets, Irish stockings.
Import10 July 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]William LeighSpanish Alicant wine .
Import11 July 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]George ShurtSpanish Alicant wine .
Import12 July 1628Isle of MayeSeraphyn80BarnstapleRichard FlemyngRobert FlemyngSpanish salt.
Import14 July 1628Isle of MayeDelight50BarnstapleMichael ClarkeEdward EastmanIsle of May salt, kid skins in the hair.
Import14 July 1628Isle of MayePellagreene80NorthamJohn YeoGeorge Shurt and othersIsle of May salt.
Import14 July 1628Isle of MayeFrendshipp80BarnstapleEdward HooperHenry Mosson and othersIsle of May salt.
Import18 July 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]John HeardFrench wine, cotton yarn.
Import18 July 1628LeagornePellican120BarnstapleRobert PriestGeorge ShurtMaiorca oil, French salt.
Import18 July 1628Isle of MayeRebecka80BidefordChristopher BrowningThomas WadlandIsle of May salt.
Import21 July 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]William LeighMaiorca oil, Castell soap.
Import24 July 1628WexfordKatheryne5WexfordThomas WhiteThomas WhiteDraught timber, barrel staves, clapboards, Irish cloth, Irish caddowes.
Import28 July 1628VirginiaEagle50BidefordEdward MillerEdward MillerTrayne oil.
Import28 July 1628VirginiaEagle50[as before][as before]John WheelerBeaver skins.
Import31 July 1628VirginiaEagle50[as before][as before]William Palmer and othersBeaver skins, otter skins, 140 lbs tobacco worth £35.
Import31 July 1628LeagornePellican120[as before][as before]George HatchTurkey grograynes.
Import02 Aug 1628LeagornePellican120[as before][as before]Richard BeapleMaiorca oil, Castell soap.
Import02 Aug 1628LeagornePellican120[as before][as before]George FerrysMaiorca oil.
Import02 Aug 1628LeagornePellican120[as before][as before]Richard FerrysMaiorca oil.
Import02 Aug 1628LeagornePellican120[as before][as before]Gilbert PaigeMaiorca oil, shumack, silk stockings, Castell soap.
Import02 Aug 1628LeagornePellican120[as before][as before]William PaigeGreat raisins, annyseeds, 34 bags containing 60 cwt of of argoll, French salt.
Import02 Aug 1628VirginiaEagle50[as before][as before]Melchard BennettBeaver skins.
Import02 Aug 1628LeagornePellican120[as before][as before]Henry GouldCastell soap.
Import10 Aug 1628The sea (sic)Marye150St SabastiansJames CrascombWilliam Gammon and others3,500 timbers, Spanish iron, owtnall threed, navis cum apparatu (ship's equipment?), worth £200.
Import15 Aug 1628YoughallMaryegould30IlfardcombRobert BrowneAndrew BurkeIrish wool, morkyns untawed, Irish Stockings.
Import16 Aug 1628DublinUnicorne20NorthamEdward BurgesThomas HamlynIrish wool.
Import16 Aug 1628YoughallMaryegould30[as before][as before]Griffin JoanesIrish wool.
Import16 Aug 1628DublinUnycorne20[as before][as before]Edward BurgesIrish wool, raw hides, linen cloth.
Import18 Aug 1628WexfordMarye8WexfordNicholas CullenNicholas CullenHogshead staves, barrel staves, hedding staves, Irish beames.
Import18 Aug 1628YoughallSpeedwell20NorthamEdward SymonsGriffin JoanesIrish wool, Irish cloth.
Import20 Aug 1628WexfordSpeedwell10WexfordPatrick PrendergastJames KeatingHogshead staves, ~~ staves, feathers.
Import23 Aug 1628London DirryeLyon20BidefordRobert WhitsonAbraham JohnsIrish wool, tallow.
Import26 Aug 1628KinsaleMargarett35BidefordJohn AysheJohn Ayshe and othersIrish wool, Irish cloth, Irish stockings.
Import26 Aug 1628KinsaleMargarett35[as before][as before]Thomas StreekeIrish wool, Irish cloth, tawed leather.
Import26 Aug 1628KinsaleMargarett35[as before][as before]John AclandIrish wool.
Import26 Aug 1628KinsaleMargarett35[as before][as before]William DauntIrish wool, tanned leather, Irish cloth, small hides.
Import26 Aug 1628KinsaleMargarett35[as before][as before]Christopher SaundersIrish wool.
Import27 Aug 1628KinsaleMargarett35[as before][as before]John DelbridgIrish linen cloth, calceoy (sic), Irish wool.
Import28 Aug 1628WaterfordChristopher20NorthamChristopher ColmanHugh HorshamIrish wool, Irish blankets, Irish linen cloth, Irish cloth.
Import01 Sep 1628CorkeMayeflower16[as before][as before]William PalmerIrish stockings, Irish linen cloth, Irish linen yarn, tanned leather, Maiorca oil.
Import01 Sep 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]William LeighCotton yarn.
Import08 Sep 1628WexfordSondaye7WexfordPatrick RalphePatrick RalpheHogshead staves, tanned leather hides, Irish caddowes, Irish stockings.
Import16 Sep 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]Edward EastmanMaiorca oil, cotton yarn, fustick wood.
Import20 Sep 1628WexfordSondaye10WexfordHenry RadmanHenry RadmanHogshead staves, barrel staves, Irish mantells.
Import20 Sep 1628WexfordPeeter6WexfordJohn MaylerJames RocheHogshead staves, Irish cloth, Irish stockings.
Import22 Sep 1628New WorldDragon20NorthamThomas BerrymanMelchard BennettTrayne oil.
Import22 Sep 1628RosseWilliam16NorthamThomas HeywardWalter ButlerRaw hides, Irish wool, Irish ruggs.
Import22 Sep 1628GallowayeVantadge20BidefordPhillip HayemanRobert FollandIrish wool, flocks, untawed morkyns, raw hides, tallow, Irish cloth, Irish caddowes, linen cloth.
Import22 Sep 1628GallowayeVantadge20[as before][as before]Richard FerrysHides of tanned leather.
Import22 Sep 1628WexfordJonas6WexfordNicholas HayesLuke EsmondBarrel staves, flocks.
Import22 Sep 1628Youghall[illeg]~ider40PlymouthGeorge CheltnamEdward JewleIrish wool.
Import26 Sep 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]William LeighCotton yarn.
Import26 Sep 1628LeagornePrudence100[as before][as before]George ShurtCotton yarn.
Import30 Sep 1628NormyteerDolphyn160MiddelboroweDavid JohnsonWilliam PalmerFrench salt.
Import30 Sep 1628NormyteerDolphyn160[as before][as before]Peter Ravenell, alienFrench salt.
Import01 Oct 1628CroisickStewar140AmsterdamMatthew PeetersonJohn Harkwill and othersFrench salt.
Import02 Oct 1628VirginiaContent30NorthamJohn WitheridgeWilliam Palmer and othersBeaver skins, Virginia wood, otter skins.
Import02 Oct 1628WexfordMarye8WexfordNicholas CullenNicholas CullenBarrel staves, hogshead staves, draught timber, clapboards.
Import02 Oct 1628WexfordSpeedwell10WexfordJohn HayesJohn HayesDraught timber, hogshead staves, barrel staves, clapboards, Irish cloth.
Import06 Oct 1628CorkeSuzan16BidefordRichard GourdingJames RocheRaw hides, hogshead staves, Irish stockings.
Import09 Oct 1628YoughallElizabeth20IlfardcombeEdward GibbsJames BeapleIrish wool, tawed white leather, tanned leather, Irish blanketts.
Import10 Oct 1628YoughallMayeflower18BidefordAnthony AwstynJohn DelbridgProvince oil, Irish wool.
Import10 Oct 1628DublinSuzan10NorthamEdward BurgysThomas HamlynIrish linen cloth, tanned leather, Irish caddowes.
Import11 Oct 1628YoughallMayeflower18[as before][as before]James BonnyfantIrish wool, tanned leather.
Import17 Oct 1628New EnglandPleasure35BidefordWilliam PeetersThomas HorwoodBeaver skins.
Import24 Oct 1628New EnglandPleasure35[as before][as before]Nicholas DowneBeaver skins, otter skins, trayne oil, 30 lbs tobacco.
Import25 Oct 1628New EnglandPleasure35[as before][as before]John BraundBeaver skins, otter skins.
Import25 Oct 1628New EnglandPleasure35[as before][as before]Abraham ShurtBeaver skins.
Import27 Oct 1628New EnglandPleasure35[as before][as before]Richard ShermanBeaver skins.
Import03 Dec 1628DublinUnicorne20[as before]Edward BurgesEdward BurgesIrish linen cloth.
         
 Sum total of Customs subsidy of imports into port of Barnstaple for the whole year.
 Customs subsidy   £171.0s.1d
 Impo[sitions]:   £107.5s.0d
 Signed: George Kendall, comp[troll]er   £107.5s.0d

Transcriber’s notes:

Port Books for the combined ports of Appledore, Bideford and Barnstaple are housed in the National Archives 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
• 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 following officials were responsible for checking the cargoes and recording the tax due:
• Collector or ‘Customer’ – made a return of all goods exported or imported and all moneys received, for which he issued a cocket (receipt).
• Controller – made a similar return but did not receive the payments.
• Searcher – appointed to prevent fraud, who had to make examine the goods and return a warrant to show he had done so.
• Surveyor - appointed to check the work of the Searcher.

The Port Book for 1628 contains 17 pages, written in a mixture of English and Latin. The first few pages are damaged with holes - sections where text is thus missing, have been shown as [torn] in the transcript.

Details of the cargoes have been transcribed as fully as possible.
Further information on packaging, quantities and values are available in the original document. For example, the import entry for 17th June 1628, reads...

Golden Lyon de Bar(u)m [Barnstaple] oner CL’t dolia [150 tons] Will(im)us King M(agiste)r [Master of vessel] intravit ab Lagorne [coming from Lagorne].
Jacobus Gam(m)on et socii [James Gammon and others] ind(igenous) [British merchants].
LIII Cwt [80 cwt] Annysseede [aniseed] valor [worth] LXXXXII.XV (£92.15s.0d) [Subsidy] IIII.XII.IX (£4.12s.9d).
Septuaginta et duo [seventy two] Cwt greate reasons [dried common grapes] valor [worth] XLVIII (£48.0s.0d) [Subsidy] II.VIII (£2.8s.0d).
Quadragint et octo [forty eight] Cwt et dimid(i) [and a half] Castell soape [Castile soap] valor [worth] LXXX.XVI.VIII (£80.16s.8d) [Subsidy] IIII.--.X (£4.0s.10d).
Septem pypes [Seven pipes (i.e. a large barrel)] Allicant wine [wine from Allicante region of Spain] (N.B. No value or subsidy stated).
Vigint vigas [twenty packs?) Salis ffrancie [French salt] valor XX.-.- [worth] (£20) [Subsidy] I.-.- (£1.0s.0d).
Trigint(a) et quinq(ue) dolia [thirty five tons] pvynce [???] et Maiorca Oyles [Mallorca oil] valor [worth] CCCCCLX (£560.0s.0d) [Subsidy] XXVIII (£28.0s.0d).

Some commodities may not be obvious, so here are some definitions:
• Acquavita – Distilled wine, eg: Brandy
• Annyseede – Aniseed.
• Baise – A coarse woollen cloth.
• Battery – Metal articles of brass or copper.
• Caddowes – A shaggy Irish cloak or blanket.
• Castell soap – Soap from Castile in France.
• Devon dozens – A coarse lightweight cloth usually 12 yards long - hence the name ‘dozens’.
• Dunsters – Cloth woven at Dunster in Somerset.
• Flock – Wool refuse or shearings.
• Frieze – A coarse woollen, plain weave cloth with a nap on one side.
• Fustic wood - A tree from South America (Maclura tinctoria), commonly known as old fustic or dyer's mulberry, which produces a yellow dye.
• Indico (Indigo) – Species of flowering plants [Indigofera] cultivated in the West Indies for use as a blue dye.
• Maiorca oil – Oil from Mallorca, presumably olive oil.
• Mantell – Mantle: a sleeveless cloak.
• Morkins – possibly a contraction of mole-skins?
• Owtnall threed - A type of thread, 'owtnall' (or outnall) probably refers to a place of origin.
• Perpetua – A strong woollen fabric.
• Prizage – A custom due to the Crown, paid by ships importing wine.
• Sack – Fortified wine imported from mainland Spain or the Canary Islands.
• Sayes - Cloth of fine texture resembling serge, sometimes partly of silk.
• Shumack – Dried berries of the Sumac plant, used in dying and tanning.
• Skins in the hair – Animal skin that has not been tanned or dressed.
• Small bond tarr – Tar: unknown what ‘small band’ refers to (also seen elsewhere as small bind and small bond).
• Staves – Shaped wood used for constructing barrels and hogsheads.
• Straits/Streights – Unknown (presumably a cloth).
• Ticking – A cotton or linen textile that is tightly woven to prevent down feathers from poking through the fabric.
• Trayne [oil] – Drained fish oil, usually from cod.
• Turkey grograynes – A type of silk fabric, presumably from Turkey.
• Vittery canvas – A light sail-cloth canvas, originally from Vitré in Brittany.
• Wool card – A wooden head fitted to a stock or support, with bristles or teazle heads to tease out the threads of wool.

Similarly, some ports may not be spelt as we expect today:
• Barmudas = Bermuda
• Carickfargus = Carrickfergus, Ireland
• Croisick = Le Croisic, France
• Elmore = [unknown]
• Gallowaye = probably Galway, Ireland
• Garnesey = Guernsey
• Isle of May = [unknown]
• Leagorne = ???: Sounds like Leghorne (now Livorno, Italy), but this seems too far away.
• Limbrick/Lymrick = Limerick, Ireland
• London Dirrye = Londonderry, Ireland
• Maran = Marennes, France
• Normyteer = [unknown]
• Rosse = New Ross, Ireland
• Saffee = [unknown]
• St Sabastians = San Sebastian, Spain
• Westley = Westleigh, Devon

 

 

 

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