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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 Export Date From / To Vessel Tons Belonging Master Merchant Goods
                 
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.
                 
Export 18 Jan 1627/28 [torn] White Angel 250 Bristol Christopher Burkett Izack Allerton Iron, Barnstaple double baise, Irish caddowes, tiking, frieze.
Export 24 Jan 1627/28 New England Eagle 50 Northam Edens Myller Izack Allerton Novoy taltron(?), 2 fishing nets.
Export 24 Jan 1627/28 New England Eagle ~~ Northam Edward Myller William Palmer & others Haberdash and grocery wares, aqua-vita.
Export 1 Feb 1627/28 Garnesey Seaflower 40 Bideford William Burrows Matthew Downe Baise, [torn].
Export 7 Feb 1627/28 New England Content ~~ [torn] [torn]~herudg William Palmer Merchandise, grocery, haberdash, [torn].
Export 22 Feb 1627/28 Virginia Truelove 30 [torn] Hugh Hawkeridg George S~[torn] Single sayes, Hollandcloth, [torn], ironwork, grocery and haberdashwares, Irish stockings.
Export 1 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Mary 20 Barnstaple John Penhorwood John Penhorwood Coal.
Export 2 Mar 1627/28 Virginia Pleasure 35 Bideford William Peters George Ferrys Barnstaple single baise, straits, aquavita, grocery wares.
Export 4 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Mary ~~ [blank] [blank] James Beaple Barnstaple Sin[gle baise], haberdashwares.
Export 28 Mar 1628 Dublin [torn] 18 Bideford John Legg [torn] Earthenware, Spanish salt, single baise.
Export 06 Apr 1628 Waterford [torn] ~~ [torn] Richard Lawrence [torn] Earthenware, coal.
Export 12 Apr 1628 Youghall Speedwell 30 Northam Philip Goodchild Etheldred Darracott Coal, earthenware, tobacco pipes.
Export 12 Apr 1628 Youghall Speedwell 30 Northam Philip Goodchild William Hadson Grocery wares.
Export 12 Apr 1628 Wexford Franncis 10 Wexford Walter Busher Robert Esmond Annysseede.
Export 24 Apr 1628 Wexford Franncis 10 Wexford Walter Busher Alex Hockadaye Devon dozens, Barnstaple single baise.
Export ?? Apr 1628 Carickfargus Gracia 20 Carickfargus Art~~[torn] William Penrye Devon dozens, perpetuanoes, Barnstaple single baise.
Export 06 May 1628 Kinsale Margaret 30 Bideford John Ayshe John Ayshe Coal, earthenware.
Export 07 May 1628 Ireland Blessing 30 Barnstaple Thomas Bewze George Downe Coal, earthenware.
Export 12 May 1628 Corke Mayeflower 16 Bideford Arthur Awstyn James Beaple Devon dozens, hollandcloth, Barnstaple single baise, woollen cards.
Export 12 May 1628 Corke Mayeflower 16 Bideford Arthur Awstyn Edward Jewle Tobacco.
Export 05 Jun 1628 Limbrick Plowe 35 Bideford Richard Webber Edward Gowld Annysseede, Castell soap, French salt, coal, earthenware.
Export 18 Jun 1628 Ireland Unicorne 20 Northam Edward Bourgys James Gammon Barnstaple single baise, Devon dozens, iron shovells.
Export 25 Jun 1628 Lond~~[torn] Lyon 20 Bideford Robert Whitson Abraham Johns Earthenware, great raisins, 1 hogshead of glasse, white sugar, wheat.
Export 25 Jun 1628 Kinsale Margaret 30 Bideford John Ayshe Christopher Saunders Barnstaple single baise, Devon dozens, merchandise grocery wares.
Export 30 Jun 1628 Dublin Christopher 20 Northam Christopher Colman Hugh Horsham Barley, wheat, oats, [torn].
Export 05 July 1628 Waterford Mariefortune ~~ [torn] [torn] Shebbeare Moses Slawnye [torn], coal, earthenware.
Export 05 July 1628 Youghall Speedwell 30 [torn] Edward Symons Thomas W~[torn] Coal, earthenware.
Export 08 July 1628 Youghall Speedwell 30 [as before] Edward Symons Robert Minterne Barley.
Export 08 July 1628 Youghall Speedwell 30 [as before] Edward Symons James Beaple Barnstaple single baise.
Export 08 July 1628 Youghall Speedwell 30 [as before] Edward Symons Edward Jewle 300 lbs Barmudas tobacco, Barnstaple single baise, indico.
Export 18 Aug 1628 Virginia John 40 Barnstaple William Ellyott John Delbridg Northerne cottons, Barnstaple single baise, butter, mercery grocery & haberdash wares.
Export 18 Aug 1628 Virginia [torn] 35 Bideford William Davye [torn]~dg Barnstaple single baise, northern cottons, butter, grocery and haberdashery.
Export 18 Aug 1628 Virginia [torn] 35 Bideford William Davye [torn] Barnstaple single baise, [torn], grocery and haberdashery.
Export 27 Aug 1628 Wexford Speedwell 12 Wexford Patrick Prendergast James Keating Salt.
Export 28 Aug 1628 Dublin Suzan 10 Bideford Edward Burges Thomas Hamlyn French salt, Spanish wine, tobacco, tobacco pipes, white startche.
Export 03 Sep 1628 Saffee Seaflower 40 Bideford William Burrows Mathew Downe Barnstaple single baise, dunsters.
Export ?? Sep 1628 [torn] Swallow ~~ Barnstaple Laurence Barnehowse William Palmer Calf skins.
Export ?? Sep 1628 Youghall Diana 30 Bideford Richard Webber John McNaris(?) Coal
Export ?? Sep 1628 Youghall Seaflower 40 [as before] [as before] George Shurt Raisins, anniseeds.
Export ?? Sep 1628 Gallowaye Seaflower 40 [as before] [as before] Henry Barnehowse Wheat.
Export 08 Sep 1628 Corke Suzan 20 Bideford Richard Gourden James Roche Salt from Isle of Maye, n~[illeg]~ste, earthenware.
Export 08 Sep 1628 Barmudas Frendshipp 80 Bideford William Nicholls Edward Slee Barnstaple single baise.
Export 10 Sep 1628 Leagorne Swallow ~~ [as before] [as before] William Palmer Calf skins.
Export 12 Sep 1628 Barmudas Frendshipp 80 [as before] [as before] John Delbridg Devon dozens, [illeg].
Export 12 Sep 1628 Leagorne Swallow ~~ [as before] [as before] William Palmer Calf skins(?).
Export 16 Sep 1628 Leagorne Swallow ~~ [as before] [as before] James Gammon Devon dozens.
Export 30 Sep 1628 Leagorne Swallow ~~ [as before] [as before] Richard Medford and others Lead ore.
Export ?? Oct 1628 London [Derry?] Margaret 30 Bideford John Ayshe Abraham Johns Earthenware, white sugar, soap, raisins, apples.
Export 22 Oct 1628 Youghall Richard 15 Northam James Steevens James Steevens Coal.
Export 03 Nov 1628 Kinsale Marye 16 Westley [torn] Penhorwood [torn] Penhorwood Coal, earthenware [torn].
Export 07 Nov 1628 Dublin Unycorne ~~ Northam [torn] Bourgys [torn] Bourgys [torn].
Export 13 Nov 1628 Dublin Unycorne ~~ Northam [torn] Bourgys James Gammon Devon dozens, bread(?), starch, currants.
Export 17 Oct 1628 Kinsale Vantadge 20 Bideford Philip Hayeman Philip Hayeman Coal, earthenware.
Export 18 Nov 1628 Dublin Unycorne ~~ Bideford [torn] Bourgys Thomas Hamlyn 100 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.
                 
Import 07 Jan 1627/28 Came in from the sea hit the rocks in a storm St Peter 80 Amsterdam Aron Faytor Aron Faytor Sayes English making, narrow stuffes, holland cloth, long steel, small bond tarr, battery.
Import 08 Jan 1627/28 Dublin Nicholas 14 Northam John King John King Beef, candelay, Irish wool.
Import 09 Jan 1627/28 Dublin Hopewell 15 Northam Edward Yeo Melchard Bennett Beef, Irish wool, tallow, Irish linen cloth.
Import 11 Jan 1627/28 Dublin Peeter 16 Northam John Legg John Legg Beef, barrel staves.
Import 25 Jan 1627/28 London Dirrye Marygold 20 Bideford William Titherley Abraham Johns Irish beef, tallow, raw hides, Irish wool.
Import 02 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe John Ayshe Irish wool, Irish stockings, Irish cloth.
Import 02 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe John Kylner Tanned leather.
Import 02 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe Thomas Streeke Irish wool.
Import 02 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe John Acland Irish wool.
Import 10 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe Nicholas Braye Irish cloth.
Import 10 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe John Farley Irish wool, raw hides, Irish caddowes.
Import 10 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe William Palmer Irish wool, raw hides.
Import 10 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe Richard Taylor Irish wool.
Import 10 Mar 1627/28 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe Richard Collacott Irish wool, Irish cloth, Irish caddowes, beef.
Import 10 Mar 1627/28 Waterford Hopewell 14 Northam John Hannyvor Richard Medford Raw hides, Irish wool, Irish ruggs.
Import 10 Mar 1627/28 Virginia Mercurye 35 Bideford William Davye John Delbridge Beaver skins.
Import 12 Mar 1627/28 Wexford Sondaye 6 Wexford John Lamport John Lamport Hogsgead staves, Irish cloth.
Import 18 Mar 1627/28 Lymrick Marygold 20 Youghall Thomas Greenawaye Edward Gould Raw hides, hogsheads of samon, butter, Irish stockings, Irish cloth, Irish caddowes.
Import 18 Mar 1627/28 Youghall Mayeflower 18 Barnstaple Arthur Awsten Arthur Awsten Sides of pork, Irish cloth.
Import 18 Mar 1627/28 Youghall Mayeflower 18 Barnstaple Arthur Awsten John Delbridg Iron, Irish wool, Irish stockings, Irish caddowes.
Import 18 Mar 1627/28 Virginia Mercurye 35 [as before] [as before] William Davye 60 lbs tobacco.
Import 20 Mar 1627/28 Dublin Robert 8 Northam William Vernam John Eustace Irish wool.
Import 20 Mar 1627/28 Youghall Grace 20 Barnstaple James Johnson Christopher Saunders Irish wool.
Import 21 Mar 1627/28 Youghall Mayeflower 18 [as before] Arthur Awsten Martin Harman Tanned leather.
Import 21 Mar 1627/28 Youghall Grace 20 [as before] [as before] Griffin Joanes Irish wool.
Import 27 Mar 1628 Virginia Mercurye 35 [as before] [as before] John Delbridge 510 lbs leaf tobacco.
Import 27 Mar 1628 Dublin Unycorne 20 Northam Edward Bourgys Edward Bourgys Irish wool, Irish linen cloth.
Import 27 Mar 1628 Carrickfargus Grace 16 Carrickfargus Arthur Macarne William Penrye Irish beef, tallow, raw hides, Irish wool.
Import 27 Mar 1628 Wexford Franncis 10 Wexford Walter Busher Robert Esmond Irish wool, Irish beames, tanned leather, Irish mantells.
Import 27 Mar 1628 Youghall Blessing 20 Elmore Adrian Bullock Christopher Saunders Irish wool, Irish stockings, untawed morkyns, tanned leather.
Import 27 Mar 1628 Youghall Blessing 20 [as before] [as before] Griffin Joanes Irish wool.
Import 31 Mar 1628 Youghall Blessing 20 [as before] [as before] Joseph Bonnyfant Fustickwood, Irish cloth, Irish stockings.
Import 02 Apr 1628 Waterford Speedwell 18 Northam Richard Caddye John Ley Irish wool, Irish caddowes, Irish cloth, Irish linen cloth.
Import 10 Apr 1628 Garnezey Seaflower 60 Bideford William Burrows Matthew Downe 2 pipes of tent, butts of sack, small bond tarre, great raisins.
Import 23 Apr 1628 Garnzey Christopher 16 Northam Christopher Colman Matthew Downe Butts of sack.
Import 26 Apr 1628 Waterford Speedwell 18 [as before] [as before] John Ley Irish cloth, Irish caddowes, Irish stockings.
Import 08 May 1628 Corke Content 30 Bideford Nicholas Davye Thomas Southcott Inch planks, inch & half planks, inch boards, square timbers.
Import 08 May 1628 Kinsale Marye 16 Barnstaple John Penhorwood Thomas Streeke Irish wool, raw hides.
Import 08 May 1628 Kinsale Marye 16 [as before] [as before] William Daunt Tanned leather.
Import 08 May 1628 Kinsale Marye 16 [as before] [as before] James Beaple Tanned leather, Irish stockings.
Import 19 May 1628 Ireland Blessing 10 Northam William Osborne William Bennett Irish linen cloth.
Import 21 May 1628 Youghall Grace 20 Barnstaple Mathew Slade Marcus Moore Iron.
Import 14 Jun 1628 The sea (sic) Litle Jane 35 Maran Petrus (sic) [Peter] Paul Richards Vittery canvas, barley, beans.
Import 17 Jun 1628 Leagorne Golden Lyon 150 Barnstaple William King James Gammon and others Annyseede, great raisins, Castell soap, Allicant wines, French salt, Maiorca oils.
Import 21 Jun 1628 Wexford Speedwell 10 Wexford John Porteall Bartheus Devorey (or Deverox) Draught timber, clapboards, barrel staves.
Import 25 Jun 1628 Barmudas Ollyve 35 Bideford Thomas Lee Thomas Turner & others 3,135 lbs Barmudas tobacco worth £783.15s.
Import 25 Jun 1628 Youghall Speedwell 28 Northam Edward Symons Jerome Slocombe Irish wool.
Import 28 Jun 1628 Barmudas Ollyve 35 [as before] [as before] John Delbridg and others 13,120 lbs Barmudas tobacco worth £3,280.
Import 07 July 1628 Youghall Margarett 20 Northam Richard Bennett Richard Sweete and others Irish wool, Irish cloth.
Import 07 July 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 Northam Thomas Maye Arthur Dennys Castell soap.
Import 08 July 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] Edward Eastman and others Spanish Alicant wine, allowed as prizage [Note: no value or Customs duty was indicated].
Import 10 July 1628 Corke Mayflower 16 Bideford Arthur Awstyn James Roche Tanned leather, raw hides, Irish cloth, Irish linen cloth, Irish blankets, Irish stockings.
Import 10 July 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] William Leigh Spanish Alicant wine [Note: no value or Customs duty was indicated].
Import 11 July 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] George Shurt Spanish Alicant wine [Note: no value or Customs duty was indicated].
Import 12 July 1628 Isle of Maye Seraphyn 80 Barnstaple Richard Flemyng Robert Flemyng Spanish salt.
Import 14 July 1628 Isle of Maye Delight 50 Barnstaple Michael Clarke Edward Eastman Isle of May salt, kid skins in the hair.
Import 14 July 1628 Isle of Maye Pellagreene 80 Northam John Yeo George Shurt and others Isle of May salt.
Import 14 July 1628 Isle of Maye Frendshipp 80 Barnstaple Edward Hooper Henry Mosson and others Isle of May salt.
Import 18 July 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] John Heard French wine, cotton yarn.
Import 18 July 1628 Leagorne Pellican 120 Barnstaple Robert Priest George Shurt Maiorca oil, French salt.
Import 18 July 1628 Isle of Maye Rebecka 80 Bideford Christopher Browning Thomas Wadland Isle of May salt.
Import 21 July 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] William Leigh Maiorca oil, Castell soap.
Import 24 July 1628 Wexford Katheryne 5 Wexford Thomas White Thomas White Draught timber, barrel staves, clapboards, Irish cloth, Irish caddowes.
Import 28 July 1628 Virginia Eagle 50 Bideford Edward Miller Edward Miller Trayne oil.
Import 28 July 1628 Virginia Eagle 50 [as before] [as before] John Wheeler Beaver skins.
Import 31 July 1628 Virginia Eagle 50 [as before] [as before] William Palmer and others Beaver skins, otter skins, 140 lbs tobacco worth £35.
Import 31 July 1628 Leagorne Pellican 120 [as before] [as before] George Hatch Turkey grograynes.
Import 02 Aug 1628 Leagorne Pellican 120 [as before] [as before] Richard Beaple Maiorca oil, Castell soap.
Import 02 Aug 1628 Leagorne Pellican 120 [as before] [as before] George Ferrys Maiorca oil.
Import 02 Aug 1628 Leagorne Pellican 120 [as before] [as before] Richard Ferrys Maiorca oil.
Import 02 Aug 1628 Leagorne Pellican 120 [as before] [as before] Gilbert Paige Maiorca oil, shumack, silk stockings, Castell soap.
Import 02 Aug 1628 Leagorne Pellican 120 [as before] [as before] William Paige Great raisins, annyseeds, 34 bags containing 60 cwt of of argoll, French salt.
Import 02 Aug 1628 Virginia Eagle 50 [as before] [as before] Melchard Bennett Beaver skins.
Import 02 Aug 1628 Leagorne Pellican 120 [as before] [as before] Henry Gould Castell soap.
Import 10 Aug 1628 The sea (sic) Marye 150 St Sabastians James Crascomb William Gammon and others 3,500 timbers, Spanish iron, owtnall threed, navis cum apparatu (ship's equipment?), worth £200.
Import 15 Aug 1628 Youghall Maryegould 30 Ilfardcomb Robert Browne Andrew Burke Irish wool, morkyns untawed, Irish Stockings.
Import 16 Aug 1628 Dublin Unicorne 20 Northam Edward Burges Thomas Hamlyn Irish wool.
Import 16 Aug 1628 Youghall Maryegould 30 [as before] [as before] Griffin Joanes Irish wool.
Import 16 Aug 1628 Dublin Unycorne 20 [as before] [as before] Edward Burges Irish wool, raw hides, linen cloth.
Import 18 Aug 1628 Wexford Marye 8 Wexford Nicholas Cullen Nicholas Cullen Hogshead staves, barrel staves, hedding staves, Irish beames.
Import 18 Aug 1628 Youghall Speedwell 20 Northam Edward Symons Griffin Joanes Irish wool, Irish cloth.
Import 20 Aug 1628 Wexford Speedwell 10 Wexford Patrick Prendergast James Keating Hogshead staves, ~~ staves, feathers.
Import 23 Aug 1628 London Dirrye Lyon 20 Bideford Robert Whitson Abraham Johns Irish wool, tallow.
Import 26 Aug 1628 Kinsale Margarett 35 Bideford John Ayshe John Ayshe and others Irish wool, Irish cloth, Irish stockings.
Import 26 Aug 1628 Kinsale Margarett 35 [as before] [as before] Thomas Streeke Irish wool, Irish cloth, tawed leather.
Import 26 Aug 1628 Kinsale Margarett 35 [as before] [as before] John Acland Irish wool.
Import 26 Aug 1628 Kinsale Margarett 35 [as before] [as before] William Daunt Irish wool, tanned leather, Irish cloth, small hides.
Import 26 Aug 1628 Kinsale Margarett 35 [as before] [as before] Christopher Saunders Irish wool.
Import 27 Aug 1628 Kinsale Margarett 35 [as before] [as before] John Delbridg Irish linen cloth, calceoy (sic), Irish wool.
Import 28 Aug 1628 Waterford Christopher 20 Northam Christopher Colman Hugh Horsham Irish wool, Irish blankets, Irish linen cloth, Irish cloth.
Import 01 Sep 1628 Corke Mayeflower 16 [as before] [as before] William Palmer Irish stockings, Irish linen cloth, Irish linen yarn, tanned leather, Maiorca oil.
Import 01 Sep 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] William Leigh Cotton yarn.
Import 08 Sep 1628 Wexford Sondaye 7 Wexford Patrick Ralphe Patrick Ralphe Hogshead staves, tanned leather hides, Irish caddowes, Irish stockings.
Import 16 Sep 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] Edward Eastman Maiorca oil, cotton yarn, fustick wood.
Import 20 Sep 1628 Wexford Sondaye 10 Wexford Henry Radman Henry Radman Hogshead staves, barrel staves, Irish mantells.
Import 20 Sep 1628 Wexford Peeter 6 Wexford John Mayler James Roche Hogshead staves, Irish cloth, Irish stockings.
Import 22 Sep 1628 New World Dragon 20 Northam Thomas Berryman Melchard Bennett Trayne oil.
Import 22 Sep 1628 Rosse William 16 Northam Thomas Heyward Walter Butler Raw hides, Irish wool, Irish ruggs.
Import 22 Sep 1628 Gallowaye Vantadge 20 Bideford Phillip Hayeman Robert Folland Irish wool, flocks, untawed morkyns, raw hides, tallow, Irish cloth, Irish caddowes, linen cloth.
Import 22 Sep 1628 Gallowaye Vantadge 20 [as before] [as before] Richard Ferrys Hides of tanned leather.
Import 22 Sep 1628 Wexford Jonas 6 Wexford Nicholas Hayes Luke Esmond Barrel staves, flocks.
Import 22 Sep 1628 Youghall [illeg]~ider 40 Plymouth George Cheltnam Edward Jewle Irish wool.
Import 26 Sep 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] William Leigh Cotton yarn.
Import 26 Sep 1628 Leagorne Prudence 100 [as before] [as before] George Shurt Cotton yarn.
Import 30 Sep 1628 Normyteer Dolphyn 160 Middelborowe David Johnson William Palmer French salt.
Import 30 Sep 1628 Normyteer Dolphyn 160 [as before] [as before] Peter Ravenell, alien French salt.
Import 01 Oct 1628 Croisick Stewar 140 Amsterdam Matthew Peeterson John Harkwill and others French salt.
Import 02 Oct 1628 Virginia Content 30 Northam John Witheridge William Palmer and others Beaver skins, Virginia wood, otter skins.
Import 02 Oct 1628 Wexford Marye 8 Wexford Nicholas Cullen Nicholas Cullen Barrel staves, hogshead staves, draught timber, clapboards.
Import 02 Oct 1628 Wexford Speedwell 10 Wexford John Hayes John Hayes Draught timber, hogshead staves, barrel staves, clapboards, Irish cloth.
Import 06 Oct 1628 Corke Suzan 16 Bideford Richard Gourding James Roche Raw hides, hogshead staves, Irish stockings.
Import 09 Oct 1628 Youghall Elizabeth 20 Ilfardcombe Edward Gibbs James Beaple Irish wool, tawed white leather, tanned leather, Irish blanketts.
Import 10 Oct 1628 Youghall Mayeflower 18 Bideford Anthony Awstyn John Delbridg Province oil, Irish wool.
Import 10 Oct 1628 Dublin Suzan 10 Northam Edward Burgys Thomas Hamlyn Irish linen cloth, tanned leather, Irish caddowes.
Import 11 Oct 1628 Youghall Mayeflower 18 [as before] [as before] James Bonnyfant Irish wool, tanned leather.
Import 17 Oct 1628 New England Pleasure 35 Bideford William Peeters Thomas Horwood Beaver skins.
Import 24 Oct 1628 New England Pleasure 35 [as before] [as before] Nicholas Downe Beaver skins, otter skins, trayne oil, 30 lbs tobacco.
Import 25 Oct 1628 New England Pleasure 35 [as before] [as before] John Braund Beaver skins, otter skins.
Import 25 Oct 1628 New England Pleasure 35 [as before] [as before] Abraham Shurt Beaver skins.
Import 27 Oct 1628 New England Pleasure 35 [as before] [as before] Richard Sherman Beaver skins.
Import 03 Dec 1628 Dublin Unicorne 20 [as before] Edward Burges Edward Burges Irish 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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