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Customs Port Books 1647

Port of: Barnstaple

Book for: Overseas trade

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Transcribed by David Carter 2019

Taken from Port Books in National Archives ref: E 190/952/4

Import or ExportDateFrom / ToVesselBelongingMasterMerchantGoodsPaperwork
         
Port of Barnstaple
Goods and merchandises discharged inwards in the port aforesaid from the XXXth December 1646 until the XXXth December 1647, viz as followeth:
Import28 Dec 1646RochelleNew PhillipBidefordWilliam GarlandAnthony Dennis13 weighes of French salt, 6 hogsheads of vinegar.Discharged by warrant
Import28 Dec 1646NauntesSwanBidefordJohn ClearkeGeorge Strange7 weighes of French salt, 3 tons of vinegar, 2 tons of French wines. 
Import28 Dec 1646RochelleBonadventureIlfracombeWilliam HamottWilliam Hamott60 quarters of wheat, 30 quarters of barley.By warrant
Import28 Dec 1646BilbaoHopewellIlfracombeWilliam RoeWilliam Roe18 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 27 hundred.Landed by warrant
Import28 Dec 1646RochelleAmityeBidefordJohn BooleAnthony Dennis25 weighes of salt, 3 hogsheads of meale, 6 hogsheads of vinegar, 3 casks containing half a ton of aquavita.Landed by warrant
Import28 Dec 1646RochelleProvidenceBarnstapleRobert MoltonJohn Palmer5 quarters of wheat, 15 cwt of hemp, 10 cwt of white starch, 3 hogsheads of vinegar, and 1 hundred awnos? of vittery canvas.Landed by warrant
Import28 Dec 1646RochelleSeaflowerBidefordJohn KingeRichard Sherman13 weighes of French salt, 1 ton of vinegar. 
Import28 Dec 1646RochelleMarie Rose[blank]William HilmanWilliam Hilman14 weighes of French salt, 40 quarters of wheat, 1 ton of vinegar.Landed by warrant
Import29 Dec 1646[As before]Amitie[As before][As before]Henry Gettings8 small rolls of St Christopher tobacco containing 4 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import31 Dec 1646RochelleWilliamBarnstapleRichard PearseWilliam Palmer14 weighes of salt, and 2 tons of vinegar.Landed by warrant
Import5 Jan 1646/47LanionJohnLanionWilliam Guillevers (alien)William Guillevers (alien)5 tons & half of Bordeaux wine, & half a ton of vinegar.Landed by warrant
Import30 Jan 1646/47DublinMaryNorthamJohn CockeJohn Cocke20 quarters of wheat.Landed by warrant
Import5 Feb 1646/47CadizDoveBidefordRoger WhitfillGeorge Short31 butts of sacke, 135 barrels of raisins solis, containing 140 hundred.Landed by warrant
Import17 Feb 1646/47RochelleProvidenceIlfracombeHenry BakerJohn Dennis10 rolls of St Christopher tobacco containing 5 cwt. 
Import26 Feb 1646/47NauntsExchangeBarnstapleJohn PerrimanJohn Down30 quarters of wheat, and 30 quarters of rye. 
Import1 Mar 1646/47RochelleSpeedwell[blank]John MulysWilliam Darracott9 weighes of salt. 
Import1 Mar 1646/47St OsbastiansChristopherLondonThomas TatnellRichard Harris7 tons of iron, and 3 tons of pitch. 
Import9 Mar 1646/47[As before]MaryNortham[As before]Ralph Vizard40 barrels of Irish beef, 74 barrels of herrings. 
Import15 Mar 1646/47RochelleSusanNorthamJohn SellyWalter Tucker45 quarters of rye.Landed by warrant
Import1 Apr 1647RochelleSpeedwellBidefordHenry HockingRobert Dennis34 quarters of barley, and 17 quarters of wheat. 
Import2 Apr 1647RochelleProsperousBidefordChristopher SnoweThomas Wadland16 quarters of barley, 1 weighe of salt.Landed by warrant
Import5 Apr 1647RochelleProvidenceNorthamAlexander NichollJames Smith12 bags of Irish wool containing 17 hundred 2 hogsheads of vinegar, 2 tierces of French wines, 2 hogsheads of wheat meal. 
Import3 May 1647RochelleWilliamBarnstapleRichard PearceJohn Palmer et socii100 quarters of barley.Landed by warrant
Import3 May 1647AmsterdamBlewe BoreAmsterdamWilliam PeetersonWilliam Peeterson (alien)275 quarters of rye, 30 quarters of wheat, 40 cwt of rough hemp, 200 Norway deal boards.Landed by warrant
Import5 May 1647BilbaoPatienceBarnstapleRobert WhiteJohn Downe4 tons of iron, 1 bag containing 114 lbs of felt wool.Landed by warrant
Import5 May 1647[As before]Patience[As before][As before]William Palmer & others11 tons of iron, 18 bags of wool containing 25 cwt, 3 bags of felt wool containing 303 quarters. 
Import5 May 1647[As before]Patience[As before][As before]Thomas Horwood3 bags of cloth wool containing 3 cwt, 1 tons & a quarter of iron.Landed
Import5 May 1647[As before]Patience[As before][As before]Walter Tucker6 bags of cloth wool containing 7 hundred & half, and 1 ton of iron.Landed
Import5 May 1647[As before]Patience[As before][As before]Thomas Cox1 ton & half of iron.Landed by warrant
Import8 May 1647RotterdamCharityScarboroughWilliam MonckmanJohn Smith80 quarter of wheat, and 40 quarters of rye.Landed
Import8 May 1647[As before]Charity[As before][As before]Thomas Wrenne40 rolls of cable yearne containing 10 thousand weight, 13 bundles of hemp containing 9 thousand weight, 4 lasts & half of small band tar.Landed
Import8 May 1647RotterdamPauleRotterdamAdrian YoustonJohn Smith60 quarters of wheat, 30 quarters of rye.Landed by warrant
Import8 May 1647[As before]Paule[As before][As before]John Smith3 bundles of dust flax containing 4 hundred & 1 quarter.Landed
Import17 May 1647RochelleNicholasAblabilliaGregorius GardinerJoseph Amorie14 quarters of rye, 40 quarters of barley, 22 weighe of salt, 1 ton of vinegar, 2 hogsheads of wheat meal.Landed
Import30 Jun 1647MorbeunGraceDartmouthWilliam AshfoordeAlice Sweete30 quarters of wheat, and 30 quarters of rye.Landed by warrant
Import5 July 1647HaneboneSeraphimPennarthFrancis RollandElizabeth Roddridge100 quarters of French rye.Landed by warrant
Import5 July 1647IrelandChristopherNorthamThomas WaskeyWilliam Palmer1500 hogshead staves, 1000 barrel staves, 10 bags of irish wool containing 15 cwt.Landed
Import9 July 1647RochelleExchangeBarnstapleJohn PerrimanEdward Debbridge16 quarters of French rye.Landed by warrant
Import9 July 1647RochellePatienceBarnstapleRobert WhiteWilliam Palmer50 quarters of rye, & 4 tons of vinegar.Landed by warrant
Import2 Aug 1647YoughallElizabethBidefordPhillip PranceGeorge Shurt15 tanned hides, 12 Irish bullocks.Landed by warrant
Import23 Aug 1647AmsterdamCarrickeAmsterdamChristian ThomasPeter Williamson (alien)3750 Norway deale boards, 5 great masts, 17 middle masts, 58 small masts, 50 small spars, 7 great balkes, 10 middle bulks, 150 small balkes.Landed by warrant
Import23 Aug 1647[As before]Carricke[As before][As before]William Palmer750 Norway deals, 1 great mast, 3 middle masts, 12 small masts, 10 small spars, 3 great balkes, 3 middle balkes, 30 small balkes.Landed by warrant
Import9 Sep 1647OlleronPatienceBarnstapleRobert WhiteJohn Palmer9 weighes of French salt.Landed by warrant
Import20 Sep 1647RochelleElizabethBidefordPhillip PranceJob Beard4 dicker of tanned hides.Landed by warrant
Import30 Sep 1647NewfoundlandAmitieIlfracombeJohn FrostThomas Wadland10 tons of traine.Landed by warrant
Import30 Sep 1647[As before]Amitie[As before][As before]John Stenning5 tons of traine oil.Landed
Import4 Oct 1647NewfoundlandWilliamBarnstapleRichard PearseWilliam Palmer15 tons of traine oil, 10,000 of fish.Landed
Import4 Oct 1647[As before]Amity[As before][As before]Lionel Beacher & others6 tons & half of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import5 Oct 1647[As before]William[As before][As before]Robert Flemming8 tons of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import6 Oct 1647NewfoundlandMaryAppledoreWilliam CroscombeWilliam Croscombe1 ton of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import9 Oct 1647NewfoundlandAmitieBidefordJohn BooleAnthony Dennis6 tons of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import9 Oct 1647NewfoundlandTrueloveBidefordVivian LimberyGeorge Short10 tons of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import9 Oct 1647NewfoundlandConfidenceNorthamEdmond YeoAnthony Dennis4 tons of traine oil.Landed
Import9 Oct 1647[As before]Confidence[As before][As before]George Shurt4 tons & 1 hogshead of traine oil.Landed
Import11 Oct 1647[As before]Confidence[As before][As before]Lionel Beacher5 tons of traine oil.Landed
Import11 Oct 1647NewfoundlandMargarett[blank][blank]John Boole & others13 tons & 2 hogsheads of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import12 Oct 1647[As before]Confidence[As before][As before]Walter Tucker9 tons of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import12 Oct 1647[As before]Confidence[As before][As before]Miles Kinge6 tons of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import12 Oct 1647NewfoundlandPhenixBarnstapleDavid BakerJohn Downe5 tons of traine oil, 83,000 of fish.Landed by warrant
Import15 Oct 1647[As before]Confidence[As before][As before]William Croscombe3 tons of traine oil.Landed by warrant
Import21 Oct 1647OlleronExchangeBarnstapleJohn PerrymanRichard Coffin7 weighes of French salt.Landed by warrant
Import3 Nov 1647FayallProsperousBidefordChristopher SnoweWilliam Champlin3 buss & half of hand wine, 1 small fitch & one chest of sugar containing 6 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import3 Nov 1647[As before]Prosperous[As before][As before]Thomas Wadland7 tons of hand woade, 2 chests of white sugar containing 8 cwt, 1 chest of muscavadoes containing 5 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import3 Nov 1647[As before]Prosperous[As before][As before]William Pennicott6 tons of hand woade.Landed by warrant
Import3 Nov 1647BilboaDeliveranceNorthamChristopher ThomasWilliam Palmer559 double bars & half of iron containing 7 tons, and 8 pipes of old canarie wines.Landed by warrant
Import3 Nov 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Nicholas Cooke138 double bars of iron containing 1 ton & 3 quarters.Landed
Import4 Nov 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Lawrence Gaie400 double bars of iron containing 5 tons.Landed
Import4 Nov 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Thomas Horwood4 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 4 hundred and half weight, 2 packets of felt wool containing 2 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import5 Nov 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Thomas Cox2 tons & 5 hundred of iron containing 204 double bars.Landed by warrant
Import8 Nov 1647[As before]Prosperous[As before][As before]John Downe & others5 tons of yland woade.Landed by warrant
Import8 Nov 1647BilboaPhillipBidefordWilliam GarlandGeorge Strange1190 double bars of iron containing 10 tons, 6 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 7 hundred & half.Landed
Import8 Nov 1647[As before]Phillip[As before][As before]William Palmer6 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 8 hundred 2 quarters.Landed
Import9 Nov 1647[As before]Phillip[As before][As before]John Palmer6 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 8 hundred 2 quarters.Landed by warrant
Import9 Nov 1647[As before]Phillip[As before][As before]Richard Harris1600 double bars of iron containing 20 tons, 8 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 10 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import9 Nov 1647[As before]Phillip[As before][As before]John Downe366 double bars of iron containing 3 tons & half, 3 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 3 hundred neat. 
Import9 Nov 1647BilboaProvidenceIlfracombeHenry BakerLawrence Gibson219 double bars & half of iron containing 2 tons & half.Landed by warrant
Import9 Nov 1647[As before]Providence[As before][As before]William Nottle5 tons of iron containing 558 double bars.Landed
Import10 Nov 1647BilboaPhillipBidefordWilliam GarlandGeorge Shurt5 tons of iron, 12 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 15 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import10 Nov 1647[blank]AmitieBideford[blank]Robert Britton7 hogsheads of traine.Landed by warrant
Import11 Nov 1647CorkHopewellTenbyRichard MooreWilliam Hill4000 barrel staves, 3000 hogshead staves, 2 bags containing 2 cwt of uncombed wool.Landed
Import11 Nov 1647BilboaPhillipBidefordWilliam GarlandJohn Palmer10 pipes of Canary wines.Landed by warrant
Import11 Nov 1647BilboaProvidenceIlfracombeHenry BakerJohn Palmer8 tons of Spanish iron in 640 double bars.Landed by warrant
Import12 Nov 1647[As before]Providence[As before][As before]Walter Tucker7 tons & half of iron, 13 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 16 hundred and 1 quarter.Landed by warrant
Import12 Nov 1647BilboaPhillipBidefordWilliam GarlandWalter Tucker8 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 10 hundred.Landed by warrant
Import12 Nov 1647RochelleEagleBidefordPhillip LuxonGeorge Shurt15 weighes of salt and 3 tons of vinegar.Landed
Import12 Nov 1647RochelleSeraphimBarnstapleRobert GerwillRobert Flemming19 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 23 hundred, 25 weighes of French salt.Landed by warrant
Import12 Nov 1647RochelleGeorgeBarnstapleEtheldred BeapleEtheldred Beaple17 weighes of French salt, 8 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 10 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import12 Nov 1647BilboaPhillipBidefordWilliam GarlandEtheldred Beaple8 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 10 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import13 Nov 1647RochelleConsentIlfracombeJohn LuxonJohn Luxon & others18 weighes of salt, 6 hogsheads of vinegar, 2 hogsheads of aquavita, 2 thousand of pitch, 5 barrels of tar.Landed by warrant
Import13 Nov 1647RochelleJamesNorthamRichard WestacottJames Legge7 weighes of French salt.Landed by warrant
Import15 Nov 1647BordeauxSusanNorthamJohn SellyWalter Tucker18 tons of French wines, 1 ton of vinegar, 16 pieces of prunes containing 72 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import16 Nov 1647RochelleGreene Lion[blank]Marke BeapleJohn Palmer16 weighe of salt, 14 hogsheads of vinegar, 6 cases of glass.Landed by warrant
Import26 Nov 1647RochelleGeorge[As before][As before]Christopher Hanberd & Comp.1 weighe & 3 quarters of salt.Landed by warrant
Import30 Nov 1647RochelleHannahBarnstapleSamuell MillesWalter Tucker8 weighes of French salt.Landed by warrant
Import8 Dec 1647VianaPleasureBidefordRobert GarlandThomas Wadland7 chests of white sugar containing 32 hundred, 4 chests of Muscavadoes containing wtt 19 hundred, & 10 weighes of Spanish salt.Landed
Import9 Dec 1647AveraSpeedwellNorthamThomas Tallyn(?)William Darracott8 weighes of Spanish salt, 6 chests of white sugar containing 27 cwt, 2 chests of Muscavadoes containing 9 cwt, 1 pipe of Portugal oil.Landed by warrant
Import21 Dec 1647AveraFlowerBidefordWilliam HammottLionell Beacher & others7 chests of sugar containing 28 hundred, 3 chests of muscavadoes containing 12 hundred, 10 pipes of Portugal oil, 12 weighes of Spanish salt, 3 cwt of shumacke, and 1 pipe of wine.Landed by warrant
Import21 Dec 1647[As before]Flower[As before][As before]William Hammett & others2 chests & a small fitch of sugar containing 9 cwt.Landed by warrant
Import23 Dec 1647LisbonSeaflowerBidefordJohn KingeAnthoine Dennis & others4 chests of sugar containing 16 hundred, 2 chests of muscavadoes sugar containing 8 hundred, 9 weighes of salt.Landed by warrant
Import23 Dec 1647LisbonSusanBidefordThomas HammottAnthony Dennis3 chests of white sugar containing 12 cwt, 7 weighes of Spanish salt.Landed by warrant
         
Goods and merchandises loaden outwards in the aforesaid port, from the XXXth December 1646 until the XXXth December 1647, viz as followeth:
Export2 Feb 1646/47BilboaHappie Encrease[blank]Edmond YeoWalter Tucker8 weighes of sea coals.Loaden by coquett
Export6 Feb 1646/47RochellProsperousBidefordChristopher SnoweThomas Wadland7 weighes of sea coals.Loaden by coquett
Export9 Feb 1646/47RochellHopewellIlfracombeWilliam YeoThomas Horwood2 packets of Barnstaple single baies each containing 5 pieces, & 11 bundles of calf skins containing 51 dozen.Loaden by coquett
Export10 Feb 1646/47RochellGiftNorthamRichard QuanceWilliam Dorrocott2 weighes of sea coals.Loaden by coquett
Export12 Feb 1646/47[As before]Hopewell[As before][As before]William Palmer8 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 50 pieces & 1 packet containing 3 pieces of Barnstaple single baies, 2 bundles containing 6 dozen of calf skins.Loaden by coquett
Export13 Feb 1646/47RochellEagleBidefordPhillip LuxonGeorge Shurt3 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 22 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export16 Feb 1646/47[As before]Eagle[As before][As before]William Palmer2 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 16 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export17 Feb 1646/47RochellWilliamBarnstapleRichard PearseWilliam Palmer5 weighes of sea coals.Loaden by coquett
Export6 Mar 1646/47[As before]William[As before][As before]William Palmer2 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 12 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export8 Mar 1646/47RochellHannahBarnstapleSamuell MillsWalter Tucker2 weighes of sea coals, the custome whereof was formerly paid out of ward in the Happie Encrese 2nd February ultimo & then not transported and therefore allowed free.Loaden by coquett
Export8 Mar 1646/47NewfoundlandJonathanMineheadJohn Dorrocott[blank]1 pipe of Iland wine with paid custome inwards in the Dove from Fayall and therefore allowed free. 
Export19 Mar 1646/47FayallJulianBidefordWilliam WiseGeorge Shurt3 ends containing 59 pieces of streights, 2 ends containing 11 pieces of Barum single baies, 1 end containing 20 pieces of 7 dossens, 1 bag Spanish felt wool containing 2 hundred & hald wgt, 2 casks of yellow English wax containing 1 hundred & 2 quarters, 1 chalder of grindstones, 1 hundred of glue, 1 hundred & half of Commin: seales, 3 ends of Perpetuanes containing 31 pieces, 2 packets containing 8 pieces of Spanish cloth, 1 packet containing 6 pieces of Dunsters, 1 packet containing 6 pieces Devon dossens.Loaden by coquett
Export20 Mar 1646/47BilboaPatienceBarnstapleRobert WhiteWilliam Palmer24 little packets of Barnstaple single course baies containing 182 pieces, 1 little packet containing 4 half pieces of Barum single baies and 1 piece of Devon dossens.Loaden by coquett
Export20 Mar 1646/47[As before]Patience[As before][As before]Lawrence Gaie4 packets of Barnstaple course baies containing 36 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export20 Mar 1646/47[As before]Patience[As before][As before]Thomas Horwood5 packets of Barum course baies containing 42 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export24 Mar 1646/47[As before]Patience[As before][As before]John Martin6 packets of Barum course baies containing 48 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export24 Mar 1646/47[As before]Patience[As before][As before]Richard Harris5 packets of Barum course baies containing 50 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export26 Mar 1646/47[As before]Patience[As before][As before]Walter Tucker8 packets containing 56 pieces of Barum course baies, and 6 pieces for wrappers.Loaden by coquett
Export14 May 1647Cork & FergusSpeedwellBidefordJohn NichollsAnthony Dennis300 bushels of French salt, & 5 hogsheads of vinegar the custom whereof was satisfied in the Amitie inwards 26th of December last.Loaden by coquett
Export18 May 1647KinsaleChristopherNorthamThomas WalkerJohn Lovering2 butts of sacke, & 6 hogsheads of French wines whereof the custom was satisfied in the Port of Bristol as per Certificate there dooth appear.Loaden by coquett
Export20 May 1647[As before]Christopher[As before][As before]John Downe5 fardles of dowlas containing 24 pieces & half, & 3 butts of Malligo wine whereof the custom was satisfied inwards in the Port of Plymouth by Certificate thence dooth appear.Loaden by coquett
Export21 May 1647[As before]Christopher[As before][As before]William Palmer1 packet containing 6 dozen of woolen tardes, 1 weighe of coals, 5 hogsheads of vinegar, 2 bags of hops containing 3 cwt, 3 hogsheads & 3 barrels of rye and barley, 120 bushels of French salt.Loaden by coquett
Export28 May 1647IrelandGraceBarnstapleWilliam SimonsGeorge Shurt8 butts of sack, 1 barrel of green ginger, 5 cwt of Braziiletto, 100 bushels of French salt, 3 tons of vinegar whereof the custom was paid intra & is now allowed.Loaden by coquett
Export28 May 1647[As before]Grace[As before][As before]Anthony Middleton28 rolls of Barbados tobacco containing 15 cwt.Shipped by coquett
Export29 May 1647RochellBlue BoarSardanWilliam PetersonWilliam Palmer12 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 84 pieces, & 2 packets containing 10 pieces of barum single baies.Loaden by coquett
Export1 Jun 1647IrelandElizabethNorthamPhilip PranceGeorge Shurt12 butts of Spanish wines, & 3 barrels of raisins solis.Loaden by coquett
Export2 Jun 1647[As before]Elizabeth[As before][As before]George Shurt100 bushels of French Salt, 5 cwt of shumackes, 5 cwt brazilletto whereof the subsidy was paid inwards, also 3 tons of beans, 10 cwt of hops.Loaden by coquett
Export2 Jun 1647RochellPatienceNorthamRobert WhiteWilliam Palmer3 weighes & half of sea coals.Loaden by coquett
Export1 July 1647AmsterdamJohnTenbyJohn HallPeter Adrianson (alien)8 tons & half of lead ore.Loaden by coquett
Export7 July 1647IrelandChristopherNorthamThomas WalkerWilliam Palmer300 bushels of Dantzikerie which paid custom inwards.Loaden by coquett
Export7 July 1647[As before]Christopher[As before][As before]Richard Harris2 pieces of Dowlas & 2 bundles of vittery canvas.Loaden by coquett
Export14 July 1647CorkMargaretNorthamChristopher Browninge 400 bushels of rye.Loaden
Export24 July 1647OdierneJosephOdierne[blank]Christopher Larm: (alien)6 pieces of Barnstaple single baies, 2 pieces of Double Devon dossens, & 2 pieces of Bridgwater adds.Loaden by coquett
Export7 Aug 1647KinsaleElizabethBidefordPhillip PranceNicholas Woolfe1 weighe of coals, 8 dozen of earthenware.Loaden by coquett
Export24 Aug 1647RochellGreen Lion[blank]Mark BeapleThomas Horwood7 packets containing 54 pieces of Barnstaple single coarse baies.Loaden by coquett
Export26 Aug 1647[As before]Green Lion[blank][As before]William Hill8 packs of Barnstaple baies containing 48 pieces, 3 packets single baies containing 12 pieces, & 1 packet containing 3 pieces ditto baies.Loaden by coquett
Export26 Aug 1647[As before]Green Lion[blank][As before]Walter Tucker12 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 72 pieces, & 2 packets of Barum course baies containing 18 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export26 Aug 1647[As before]Green Lion[blank][As before]William Palmer for John Lovering20 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 143 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export26 Aug 1647[As before]Green Lion[blank][As before]John Downe15 weighes of sea coals, 3 packets containing 30 pieces of Barnstaple single coarse baies, & 3 ends containing 18 pieces of Barnstaple single baies.Loaden by coquett
Export27 Aug 1647[As before]Green Lion[blank][As before]Lawrence Gaie3 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 17 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export30 Aug 1647KinsaleFortuneBidefordEven BakeFrancis Stephens1 weighe of sea coals, & 8 dozen of earthenware.Loaden by coquett
Export30 Aug 1647KinsaleHonorBarnstapleJohn RoeJohn Gribble4 weighes of sea coals, 8 dozen of earthenware, 200 gross of tobacco pipes, 1 hogshead containing 2 cwt of wrought iron.Loaden by coquett
Export1 Sep 1647IrelandConstantNorthamWilliam GriffithEdward Delbridge3 half pieces of Engs (English?) Fustians, 5 pieces of course sarges, 3 half peices of Isnighams, 1 piece of Duretto, 20 yearns of coarse Barum baies, 40 dozen of earthenware, half a ton of beare, 40 gross of tobacco pipes, 8 dozen of wool cardes.Loaden by coquett
Export2 Sep 1647IrelandHandmaidNorthamChristopher TailerWilliam Palmer2 weighes & half of sea coals, 4 tons of iron, 1 hundred of deal boards.Loaden by coquett
Export2 Sep 1647[As before]Green Lion[As before][As before]John Palmer2 fardles of Barum coarse baies containing 12 pieces.Loaden by warrant
Export21 Sep 1647BilboaDeliveranceNorthamChristopher ThomasJohn Lovering9 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 72 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export21 Sep 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]William Palmer15 packets of Barnstaple single coarse baies containing 126 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export22 Sep 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Thomas Horwood5 packets of Barnstaple coarse baies containing 40 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export22 Sep 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Lawrence Gaie6 packets of Barnstaple coarse baies containing 60 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export23 Sep 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Thomas Cox2 packets of Barnstaple coarse baies containing 13 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export24 Sep 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Walter Tucker6 packets of Barnstaple coarse baies containing 48 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export24 Sep 1647[As before]Deliverance[As before][As before]Nicholas Cooke4 packets of Barnstaple course baies containing 38 pieces.Loaden by warrant
Export21 Oct 1647CorkConstantNorthamWilliam GriffithWilliam Hill2 tons & half of Beere, 3 weighes of sea coals, 30 dozen of earthenware, 12 hogsheads of French wine, & 1 butt of sack. Also 1 weighe of coals more loaden.Loaden by coquett
Export24 Oct 1647[As before]Handmaid[As before][As before]Richard Harris30 pieces of dowlis, & 4 balletts of canvas.Loaden by coquett
Export2 Nov 1647[As before]Handmaid[As before][As before]William Palmer3 weighes of sea coals, 4 barrels of beere, half a hundred of delboordes (deal boards?).Loaden by coquett
Export8 Nov 1647[As before]Handmaid[As before][As before]William Palmer6 pipes of Canarie wine.Loaden by coquett
Export11 Nov 1647DublinMay FlowerBidefordChristopher SmaleAnthonie Dennis4 hundred bushels of French salt, 2 tons & half of traine oil, 4000 of dry fish.Loaden by coquett
Export23 Nov 1647RochellWilliamBarnstapleHenry RamseyWilliam Palmer6 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 36 pieces, & 6 weighes of sea coals.Loaden by coquett
Export23 Nov 1647[As before]William[As before][As before]William Nottle3 packets of Barum course baies containing 26 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export26 Nov 1647DublinSparrowhawkeBidefordWilliam BecknerTristram Dennis120 bushels of salt, 2 hogsheads of vinegar, 6000 of Newfoundland fish, 6 tons of beere, 40 dozen of earthenware.Loaden by coquett
Export26 Nov 1647FayallWilliamIlfracombeWilliam KingeGeorge Shurt4 ends containing 70 pieces of streights, 4 ends containing 40 pieces of Devon Dossens, 2 ends containing 6 pieces of Spanish cloaths English making, 4 pieces of Devon Dossens, 3 ends containing 35 pieces of Burget~an~es, 1 end containing 8 pieces of Barum single baies, 94 suites of cloathes, 33 shirts, 66 of Hamborough cloth, 1 barrel containing 2 cwt of English wax, 3 tons of Spanish iron, 1 ton of resin pitch, 1 ton of vinegar.Loaden by coquett
Export29 Nov 1647RochellHonorBarnstapleJohn RoeWilliam Palmer7 packets of Barum single baies containing 46 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export30 Nov 1647[As before]Honor[As before][As before]Thomas Horwood2 packets of Barum coarse baies containing 20 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export30 Nov 1647[As before]William[As before][As before]Thomas Horwood3 packets of Barum course baies containing 30 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export1 Dec 1647[As before]William[As before][As before]John Cooke1 packet of Barum coarse baies containing 5 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export1 Dec 1647RochellHonorBarnstapleJohn RoeJohn Cooke1 packet of Barum coarse baies containing 10 pieces.Loaden by coquett
Export3 Dec 1647BilboaMargaretBidefordThomas BerrimanAnthonie Dennis67,000 Newfoundland fish.Loaden by coquett
Export3 Dec 1647[As before]Margaret[As before][As before]John Ackland1 packet containing 6 pieces of Barum single baies.Loaden by coquett
Export10 Dec 1647RochellTrueloveBidefordVivian LimberyGeorge Short5 ends of Barum coarse baies containing 48 pieces, & 18,000 dry Newfoundland fish.Loaden by coquett
         
Signed Fra: Role, searcher

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 1647 contains 21 pages, mostly written in English, but with some Latin.
In the case of this document, the tonnages of the vessels were not recorded.
Details of the names and cargoes have been transcribed here as accurately and in as much detail as possible.
No values appear in this ledger.

Some commodities and units of measurement may not be obvious, so here are some definitions:
• Acquavita – Distilled wine, eg: Brandy
• Baies (Baise) – A coarse woollen cloth
• Braziletto – Wood from the Brazilwood tree.
• Bridgwater adds – Unknown (presumably a cloth from Bridgwater.
• Coquette (Cocket) - A document issued by Customs Officials certifying payment of duties.
• Dantzikerie – Unknown (presumably a cloth)
• 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.
• Dunsters – Cloth woven at Dunster in Somerset.
• Duretto – Unknown (presumably a cloth)
• Fustian – A heavy woven cotton cloth.
• Malligo wine – Wine from Mallega in Spain.
• Muscavadoes - Unrefined brown sugar.
• Perpetuano – A strong woollen fabric.
• Raisins solis – Sun dried grapes (raisins).
• Sack – Fortified wine imported from mainland Spain or the Canary Islands.
• Sea Coal – Coal of high quality worth transporting by sea.
• 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.
• Staves - Shaped wood used for constructing barrels and hogsheads.
• Streights – Unknown (presumably a cloth.
• Train [oil] – Drained fish oil, usually from cod.
• Vittery canvas – A light sail-cloth canvas, originally from Vitré in Brittany.
• Woad – A plant used to produce a blue dye.

Similarly, some destinations may not be spelt as we expect today:
• Avera = Aveiro, Portugal
• Fayall = Faial, Azores
• Haneborn = Hennebont, France
• Lanion = Lannion, France
• Morbeun = Morbihan, France
• Olleron = Oleron, France
• Rochell = La Rochelle, France
• St Osbastians = (San Sebastian), on north coast of Spain
• Viana = Viana do Castelo, Portugal
• Westchester = unclear

 

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