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Customs Port Books 1647

Port of: Barnstaple

Book for: Overseas trade

Type of book: Searcher

Transcribed by David Carter 2019

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

Import or Export Date From / To Vessel Belonging Master Merchant Goods Paperwork
                 
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:
Import 28 Dec 1646 Rochelle New Phillip Bideford William Garland Anthony Dennis 13 weighes of French salt, 6 hogsheads of vinegar. Discharged by warrant
Import 28 Dec 1646 Nauntes Swan Bideford John Clearke George Strange 7 weighes of French salt, 3 tons of vinegar, 2 tons of French wines.  
Import 28 Dec 1646 Rochelle Bonadventure Ilfracombe William Hamott William Hamott 60 quarters of wheat, 30 quarters of barley. By warrant
Import 28 Dec 1646 Bilbao Hopewell Ilfracombe William Roe William Roe 18 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 27 hundred. Landed by warrant
Import 28 Dec 1646 Rochelle Amitye Bideford John Boole Anthony Dennis 25 weighes of salt, 3 hogsheads of meale, 6 hogsheads of vinegar, 3 casks containing half a ton of aquavita. Landed by warrant
Import 28 Dec 1646 Rochelle Providence Barnstaple Robert Molton John Palmer 5 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
Import 28 Dec 1646 Rochelle Seaflower Bideford John Kinge Richard Sherman 13 weighes of French salt, 1 ton of vinegar.  
Import 28 Dec 1646 Rochelle Marie Rose [blank] William Hilman William Hilman 14 weighes of French salt, 40 quarters of wheat, 1 ton of vinegar. Landed by warrant
Import 29 Dec 1646 [As before] Amitie [As before] [As before] Henry Gettings 8 small rolls of St Christopher tobacco containing 4 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 31 Dec 1646 Rochelle William Barnstaple Richard Pearse William Palmer 14 weighes of salt, and 2 tons of vinegar. Landed by warrant
Import 5 Jan 1646/47 Lanion John Lanion William Guillevers (alien) William Guillevers (alien) 5 tons & half of Bordeaux wine, & half a ton of vinegar. Landed by warrant
Import 30 Jan 1646/47 Dublin Mary Northam John Cocke John Cocke 20 quarters of wheat. Landed by warrant
Import 5 Feb 1646/47 Cadiz Dove Bideford Roger Whitfill George Short 31 butts of sacke, 135 barrels of raisins solis, containing 140 hundred. Landed by warrant
Import 17 Feb 1646/47 Rochelle Providence Ilfracombe Henry Baker John Dennis 10 rolls of St Christopher tobacco containing 5 cwt.  
Import 26 Feb 1646/47 Naunts Exchange Barnstaple John Perriman John Down 30 quarters of wheat, and 30 quarters of rye.  
Import 1 Mar 1646/47 Rochelle Speedwell [blank] John Mulys William Darracott 9 weighes of salt.  
Import 1 Mar 1646/47 St Osbastians Christopher London Thomas Tatnell Richard Harris 7 tons of iron, and 3 tons of pitch.  
Import 9 Mar 1646/47 [As before] Mary Northam [As before] Ralph Vizard 40 barrels of Irish beef, 74 barrels of herrings.  
Import 15 Mar 1646/47 Rochelle Susan Northam John Selly Walter Tucker 45 quarters of rye. Landed by warrant
Import 1 Apr 1647 Rochelle Speedwell Bideford Henry Hocking Robert Dennis 34 quarters of barley, and 17 quarters of wheat.  
Import 2 Apr 1647 Rochelle Prosperous Bideford Christopher Snowe Thomas Wadland 16 quarters of barley, 1 weighe of salt. Landed by warrant
Import 5 Apr 1647 Rochelle Providence Northam Alexander Nicholl James Smith 12 bags of Irish wool containing 17 hundred 2 hogsheads of vinegar, 2 tierces of French wines, 2 hogsheads of wheat meal.  
Import 3 May 1647 Rochelle William Barnstaple Richard Pearce John Palmer et socii 100 quarters of barley. Landed by warrant
Import 3 May 1647 Amsterdam Blewe Bore Amsterdam William Peeterson William Peeterson (alien) 275 quarters of rye, 30 quarters of wheat, 40 cwt of rough hemp, 200 Norway deal boards. Landed by warrant
Import 5 May 1647 Bilbao Patience Barnstaple Robert White John Downe 4 tons of iron, 1 bag containing 114 lbs of felt wool. Landed by warrant
Import 5 May 1647 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] William Palmer & others 11 tons of iron, 18 bags of wool containing 25 cwt, 3 bags of felt wool containing 303 quarters.  
Import 5 May 1647 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] Thomas Horwood 3 bags of cloth wool containing 3 cwt, 1 tons & a quarter of iron. Landed
Import 5 May 1647 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] Walter Tucker 6 bags of cloth wool containing 7 hundred & half, and 1 ton of iron. Landed
Import 5 May 1647 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] Thomas Cox 1 ton & half of iron. Landed by warrant
Import 8 May 1647 Rotterdam Charity Scarborough William Monckman John Smith 80 quarter of wheat, and 40 quarters of rye. Landed
Import 8 May 1647 [As before] Charity [As before] [As before] Thomas Wrenne 40 rolls of cable yearne containing 10 thousand weight, 13 bundles of hemp containing 9 thousand weight, 4 lasts & half of small band tar. Landed
Import 8 May 1647 Rotterdam Paule Rotterdam Adrian Youston John Smith 60 quarters of wheat, 30 quarters of rye. Landed by warrant
Import 8 May 1647 [As before] Paule [As before] [As before] John Smith 3 bundles of dust flax containing 4 hundred & 1 quarter. Landed
Import 17 May 1647 Rochelle Nicholas Ablabillia Gregorius Gardiner Joseph Amorie 14 quarters of rye, 40 quarters of barley, 22 weighe of salt, 1 ton of vinegar, 2 hogsheads of wheat meal. Landed
Import 30 Jun 1647 Morbeun Grace Dartmouth William Ashfoorde Alice Sweete 30 quarters of wheat, and 30 quarters of rye. Landed by warrant
Import 5 July 1647 Hanebone Seraphim Pennarth Francis Rolland Elizabeth Roddridge 100 quarters of French rye. Landed by warrant
Import 5 July 1647 Ireland Christopher Northam Thomas Waskey William Palmer 1500 hogshead staves, 1000 barrel staves, 10 bags of irish wool containing 15 cwt. Landed
Import 9 July 1647 Rochelle Exchange Barnstaple John Perriman Edward Debbridge 16 quarters of French rye. Landed by warrant
Import 9 July 1647 Rochelle Patience Barnstaple Robert White William Palmer 50 quarters of rye, & 4 tons of vinegar. Landed by warrant
Import 2 Aug 1647 Youghall Elizabeth Bideford Phillip Prance George Shurt 15 tanned hides, 12 Irish bullocks. Landed by warrant
Import 23 Aug 1647 Amsterdam Carricke Amsterdam Christian Thomas Peter 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
Import 23 Aug 1647 [As before] Carricke [As before] [As before] William Palmer 750 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
Import 9 Sep 1647 Olleron Patience Barnstaple Robert White John Palmer 9 weighes of French salt. Landed by warrant
Import 20 Sep 1647 Rochelle Elizabeth Bideford Phillip Prance Job Beard 4 dicker of tanned hides. Landed by warrant
Import 30 Sep 1647 Newfoundland Amitie Ilfracombe John Frost Thomas Wadland 10 tons of traine. Landed by warrant
Import 30 Sep 1647 [As before] Amitie [As before] [As before] John Stenning 5 tons of traine oil. Landed
Import 4 Oct 1647 Newfoundland William Barnstaple Richard Pearse William Palmer 15 tons of traine oil, 10,000 of fish. Landed
Import 4 Oct 1647 [As before] Amity [As before] [As before] Lionel Beacher & others 6 tons & half of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 5 Oct 1647 [As before] William [As before] [As before] Robert Flemming 8 tons of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 6 Oct 1647 Newfoundland Mary Appledore William Croscombe William Croscombe 1 ton of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 9 Oct 1647 Newfoundland Amitie Bideford John Boole Anthony Dennis 6 tons of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 9 Oct 1647 Newfoundland Truelove Bideford Vivian Limbery George Short 10 tons of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 9 Oct 1647 Newfoundland Confidence Northam Edmond Yeo Anthony Dennis 4 tons of traine oil. Landed
Import 9 Oct 1647 [As before] Confidence [As before] [As before] George Shurt 4 tons & 1 hogshead of traine oil. Landed
Import 11 Oct 1647 [As before] Confidence [As before] [As before] Lionel Beacher 5 tons of traine oil. Landed
Import 11 Oct 1647 Newfoundland Margarett [blank] [blank] John Boole & others 13 tons & 2 hogsheads of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 12 Oct 1647 [As before] Confidence [As before] [As before] Walter Tucker 9 tons of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 12 Oct 1647 [As before] Confidence [As before] [As before] Miles Kinge 6 tons of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 12 Oct 1647 Newfoundland Phenix Barnstaple David Baker John Downe 5 tons of traine oil, 83,000 of fish. Landed by warrant
Import 15 Oct 1647 [As before] Confidence [As before] [As before] William Croscombe 3 tons of traine oil. Landed by warrant
Import 21 Oct 1647 Olleron Exchange Barnstaple John Perryman Richard Coffin 7 weighes of French salt. Landed by warrant
Import 3 Nov 1647 Fayall Prosperous Bideford Christopher Snowe William Champlin 3 buss & half of hand wine, 1 small fitch & one chest of sugar containing 6 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 3 Nov 1647 [As before] Prosperous [As before] [As before] Thomas Wadland 7 tons of hand woade, 2 chests of white sugar containing 8 cwt, 1 chest of muscavadoes containing 5 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 3 Nov 1647 [As before] Prosperous [As before] [As before] William Pennicott 6 tons of hand woade. Landed by warrant
Import 3 Nov 1647 Bilboa Deliverance Northam Christopher Thomas William Palmer 559 double bars & half of iron containing 7 tons, and 8 pipes of old canarie wines. Landed by warrant
Import 3 Nov 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Nicholas Cooke 138 double bars of iron containing 1 ton & 3 quarters. Landed
Import 4 Nov 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Lawrence Gaie 400 double bars of iron containing 5 tons. Landed
Import 4 Nov 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Thomas Horwood 4 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 4 hundred and half weight, 2 packets of felt wool containing 2 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 5 Nov 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Thomas Cox 2 tons & 5 hundred of iron containing 204 double bars. Landed by warrant
Import 8 Nov 1647 [As before] Prosperous [As before] [As before] John Downe & others 5 tons of yland woade. Landed by warrant
Import 8 Nov 1647 Bilboa Phillip Bideford William Garland George Strange 1190 double bars of iron containing 10 tons, 6 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 7 hundred & half. Landed
Import 8 Nov 1647 [As before] Phillip [As before] [As before] William Palmer 6 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 8 hundred 2 quarters. Landed
Import 9 Nov 1647 [As before] Phillip [As before] [As before] John Palmer 6 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 8 hundred 2 quarters. Landed by warrant
Import 9 Nov 1647 [As before] Phillip [As before] [As before] Richard Harris 1600 double bars of iron containing 20 tons, 8 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 10 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 9 Nov 1647 [As before] Phillip [As before] [As before] John Downe 366 double bars of iron containing 3 tons & half, 3 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 3 hundred neat.  
Import 9 Nov 1647 Bilboa Providence Ilfracombe Henry Baker Lawrence Gibson 219 double bars & half of iron containing 2 tons & half. Landed by warrant
Import 9 Nov 1647 [As before] Providence [As before] [As before] William Nottle 5 tons of iron containing 558 double bars. Landed
Import 10 Nov 1647 Bilboa Phillip Bideford William Garland George Shurt 5 tons of iron, 12 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 15 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 10 Nov 1647 [blank] Amitie Bideford [blank] Robert Britton 7 hogsheads of traine. Landed by warrant
Import 11 Nov 1647 Cork Hopewell Tenby Richard Moore William Hill 4000 barrel staves, 3000 hogshead staves, 2 bags containing 2 cwt of uncombed wool. Landed
Import 11 Nov 1647 Bilboa Phillip Bideford William Garland John Palmer 10 pipes of Canary wines. Landed by warrant
Import 11 Nov 1647 Bilboa Providence Ilfracombe Henry Baker John Palmer 8 tons of Spanish iron in 640 double bars. Landed by warrant
Import 12 Nov 1647 [As before] Providence [As before] [As before] Walter Tucker 7 tons & half of iron, 13 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 16 hundred and 1 quarter. Landed by warrant
Import 12 Nov 1647 Bilboa Phillip Bideford William Garland Walter Tucker 8 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 10 hundred. Landed by warrant
Import 12 Nov 1647 Rochelle Eagle Bideford Phillip Luxon George Shurt 15 weighes of salt and 3 tons of vinegar. Landed
Import 12 Nov 1647 Rochelle Seraphim Barnstaple Robert Gerwill Robert Flemming 19 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 23 hundred, 25 weighes of French salt. Landed by warrant
Import 12 Nov 1647 Rochelle George Barnstaple Etheldred Beaple Etheldred Beaple 17 weighes of French salt, 8 bags of Segovia cloth wool containing 10 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 12 Nov 1647 Bilboa Phillip Bideford William Garland Etheldred Beaple 8 bags of Spanish cloth wool containing 10 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 13 Nov 1647 Rochelle Consent Ilfracombe John Luxon John Luxon & others 18 weighes of salt, 6 hogsheads of vinegar, 2 hogsheads of aquavita, 2 thousand of pitch, 5 barrels of tar. Landed by warrant
Import 13 Nov 1647 Rochelle James Northam Richard Westacott James Legge 7 weighes of French salt. Landed by warrant
Import 15 Nov 1647 Bordeaux Susan Northam John Selly Walter Tucker 18 tons of French wines, 1 ton of vinegar, 16 pieces of prunes containing 72 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 16 Nov 1647 Rochelle Greene Lion [blank] Marke Beaple John Palmer 16 weighe of salt, 14 hogsheads of vinegar, 6 cases of glass. Landed by warrant
Import 26 Nov 1647 Rochelle George [As before] [As before] Christopher Hanberd & Comp. 1 weighe & 3 quarters of salt. Landed by warrant
Import 30 Nov 1647 Rochelle Hannah Barnstaple Samuell Milles Walter Tucker 8 weighes of French salt. Landed by warrant
Import 8 Dec 1647 Viana Pleasure Bideford Robert Garland Thomas Wadland 7 chests of white sugar containing 32 hundred, 4 chests of Muscavadoes containing wtt 19 hundred, & 10 weighes of Spanish salt. Landed
Import 9 Dec 1647 Avera Speedwell Northam Thomas Tallyn(?) William Darracott 8 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
Import 21 Dec 1647 Avera Flower Bideford William Hammott Lionell Beacher & others 7 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
Import 21 Dec 1647 [As before] Flower [As before] [As before] William Hammett & others 2 chests & a small fitch of sugar containing 9 cwt. Landed by warrant
Import 23 Dec 1647 Lisbon Seaflower Bideford John Kinge Anthoine Dennis & others 4 chests of sugar containing 16 hundred, 2 chests of muscavadoes sugar containing 8 hundred, 9 weighes of salt. Landed by warrant
Import 23 Dec 1647 Lisbon Susan Bideford Thomas Hammott Anthony Dennis 3 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:
Export 2 Feb 1646/47 Bilboa Happie Encrease [blank] Edmond Yeo Walter Tucker 8 weighes of sea coals. Loaden by coquett
Export 6 Feb 1646/47 Rochell Prosperous Bideford Christopher Snowe Thomas Wadland 7 weighes of sea coals. Loaden by coquett
Export 9 Feb 1646/47 Rochell Hopewell Ilfracombe William Yeo Thomas Horwood 2 packets of Barnstaple single baies each containing 5 pieces, & 11 bundles of calf skins containing 51 dozen. Loaden by coquett
Export 10 Feb 1646/47 Rochell Gift Northam Richard Quance William Dorrocott 2 weighes of sea coals. Loaden by coquett
Export 12 Feb 1646/47 [As before] Hopewell [As before] [As before] William Palmer 8 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
Export 13 Feb 1646/47 Rochell Eagle Bideford Phillip Luxon George Shurt 3 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 22 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 16 Feb 1646/47 [As before] Eagle [As before] [As before] William Palmer 2 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 16 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 17 Feb 1646/47 Rochell William Barnstaple Richard Pearse William Palmer 5 weighes of sea coals. Loaden by coquett
Export 6 Mar 1646/47 [As before] William [As before] [As before] William Palmer 2 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 12 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 8 Mar 1646/47 Rochell Hannah Barnstaple Samuell Mills Walter Tucker 2 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
Export 8 Mar 1646/47 Newfoundland Jonathan Minehead John Dorrocott [blank] 1 pipe of Iland wine with paid custome inwards in the Dove from Fayall and therefore allowed free.  
Export 19 Mar 1646/47 Fayall Julian Bideford William Wise George Shurt 3 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
Export 20 Mar 1646/47 Bilboa Patience Barnstaple Robert White William Palmer 24 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
Export 20 Mar 1646/47 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] Lawrence Gaie 4 packets of Barnstaple course baies containing 36 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 20 Mar 1646/47 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] Thomas Horwood 5 packets of Barum course baies containing 42 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 24 Mar 1646/47 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] John Martin 6 packets of Barum course baies containing 48 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 24 Mar 1646/47 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] Richard Harris 5 packets of Barum course baies containing 50 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 26 Mar 1646/47 [As before] Patience [As before] [As before] Walter Tucker 8 packets containing 56 pieces of Barum course baies, and 6 pieces for wrappers. Loaden by coquett
Export 14 May 1647 Cork & Fergus Speedwell Bideford John Nicholls Anthony Dennis 300 bushels of French salt, & 5 hogsheads of vinegar the custom whereof was satisfied in the Amitie inwards 26th of December last. Loaden by coquett
Export 18 May 1647 Kinsale Christopher Northam Thomas Walker John Lovering 2 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
Export 20 May 1647 [As before] Christopher [As before] [As before] John Downe 5 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
Export 21 May 1647 [As before] Christopher [As before] [As before] William Palmer 1 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
Export 28 May 1647 Ireland Grace Barnstaple William Simons George Shurt 8 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
Export 28 May 1647 [As before] Grace [As before] [As before] Anthony Middleton 28 rolls of Barbados tobacco containing 15 cwt. Shipped by coquett
Export 29 May 1647 Rochell Blue Boar Sardan William Peterson William Palmer 12 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 84 pieces, & 2 packets containing 10 pieces of barum single baies. Loaden by coquett
Export 1 Jun 1647 Ireland Elizabeth Northam Philip Prance George Shurt 12 butts of Spanish wines, & 3 barrels of raisins solis. Loaden by coquett
Export 2 Jun 1647 [As before] Elizabeth [As before] [As before] George Shurt 100 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
Export 2 Jun 1647 Rochell Patience Northam Robert White William Palmer 3 weighes & half of sea coals. Loaden by coquett
Export 1 July 1647 Amsterdam John Tenby John Hall Peter Adrianson (alien) 8 tons & half of lead ore. Loaden by coquett
Export 7 July 1647 Ireland Christopher Northam Thomas Walker William Palmer 300 bushels of Dantzikerie which paid custom inwards. Loaden by coquett
Export 7 July 1647 [As before] Christopher [As before] [As before] Richard Harris 2 pieces of Dowlas & 2 bundles of vittery canvas. Loaden by coquett
Export 14 July 1647 Cork Margaret Northam Christopher Browninge   400 bushels of rye. Loaden
Export 24 July 1647 Odierne Joseph Odierne [blank] Christopher Larm: (alien) 6 pieces of Barnstaple single baies, 2 pieces of Double Devon dossens, & 2 pieces of Bridgwater adds. Loaden by coquett
Export 7 Aug 1647 Kinsale Elizabeth Bideford Phillip Prance Nicholas Woolfe 1 weighe of coals, 8 dozen of earthenware. Loaden by coquett
Export 24 Aug 1647 Rochell Green Lion [blank] Mark Beaple Thomas Horwood 7 packets containing 54 pieces of Barnstaple single coarse baies. Loaden by coquett
Export 26 Aug 1647 [As before] Green Lion [blank] [As before] William Hill 8 packs of Barnstaple baies containing 48 pieces, 3 packets single baies containing 12 pieces, & 1 packet containing 3 pieces ditto baies. Loaden by coquett
Export 26 Aug 1647 [As before] Green Lion [blank] [As before] Walter Tucker 12 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 72 pieces, & 2 packets of Barum course baies containing 18 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 26 Aug 1647 [As before] Green Lion [blank] [As before] William Palmer for John Lovering 20 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 143 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 26 Aug 1647 [As before] Green Lion [blank] [As before] John Downe 15 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
Export 27 Aug 1647 [As before] Green Lion [blank] [As before] Lawrence Gaie 3 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 17 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 30 Aug 1647 Kinsale Fortune Bideford Even Bake Francis Stephens 1 weighe of sea coals, & 8 dozen of earthenware. Loaden by coquett
Export 30 Aug 1647 Kinsale Honor Barnstaple John Roe John Gribble 4 weighes of sea coals, 8 dozen of earthenware, 200 gross of tobacco pipes, 1 hogshead containing 2 cwt of wrought iron. Loaden by coquett
Export 1 Sep 1647 Ireland Constant Northam William Griffith Edward Delbridge 3 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
Export 2 Sep 1647 Ireland Handmaid Northam Christopher Tailer William Palmer 2 weighes & half of sea coals, 4 tons of iron, 1 hundred of deal boards. Loaden by coquett
Export 2 Sep 1647 [As before] Green Lion [As before] [As before] John Palmer 2 fardles of Barum coarse baies containing 12 pieces. Loaden by warrant
Export 21 Sep 1647 Bilboa Deliverance Northam Christopher Thomas John Lovering 9 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 72 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 21 Sep 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] William Palmer 15 packets of Barnstaple single coarse baies containing 126 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 22 Sep 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Thomas Horwood 5 packets of Barnstaple coarse baies containing 40 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 22 Sep 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Lawrence Gaie 6 packets of Barnstaple coarse baies containing 60 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 23 Sep 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Thomas Cox 2 packets of Barnstaple coarse baies containing 13 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 24 Sep 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Walter Tucker 6 packets of Barnstaple coarse baies containing 48 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 24 Sep 1647 [As before] Deliverance [As before] [As before] Nicholas Cooke 4 packets of Barnstaple course baies containing 38 pieces. Loaden by warrant
Export 21 Oct 1647 Cork Constant Northam William Griffith William Hill 2 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
Export 24 Oct 1647 [As before] Handmaid [As before] [As before] Richard Harris 30 pieces of dowlis, & 4 balletts of canvas. Loaden by coquett
Export 2 Nov 1647 [As before] Handmaid [As before] [As before] William Palmer 3 weighes of sea coals, 4 barrels of beere, half a hundred of delboordes (deal boards?). Loaden by coquett
Export 8 Nov 1647 [As before] Handmaid [As before] [As before] William Palmer 6 pipes of Canarie wine. Loaden by coquett
Export 11 Nov 1647 Dublin May Flower Bideford Christopher Smale Anthonie Dennis 4 hundred bushels of French salt, 2 tons & half of traine oil, 4000 of dry fish. Loaden by coquett
Export 23 Nov 1647 Rochell William Barnstaple Henry Ramsey William Palmer 6 packets of Barnstaple single baies containing 36 pieces, & 6 weighes of sea coals. Loaden by coquett
Export 23 Nov 1647 [As before] William [As before] [As before] William Nottle 3 packets of Barum course baies containing 26 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 26 Nov 1647 Dublin Sparrowhawke Bideford William Beckner Tristram Dennis 120 bushels of salt, 2 hogsheads of vinegar, 6000 of Newfoundland fish, 6 tons of beere, 40 dozen of earthenware. Loaden by coquett
Export 26 Nov 1647 Fayall William Ilfracombe William Kinge George Shurt 4 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
Export 29 Nov 1647 Rochell Honor Barnstaple John Roe William Palmer 7 packets of Barum single baies containing 46 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 30 Nov 1647 [As before] Honor [As before] [As before] Thomas Horwood 2 packets of Barum coarse baies containing 20 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 30 Nov 1647 [As before] William [As before] [As before] Thomas Horwood 3 packets of Barum course baies containing 30 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 1 Dec 1647 [As before] William [As before] [As before] John Cooke 1 packet of Barum coarse baies containing 5 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 1 Dec 1647 Rochell Honor Barnstaple John Roe John Cooke 1 packet of Barum coarse baies containing 10 pieces. Loaden by coquett
Export 3 Dec 1647 Bilboa Margaret Bideford Thomas Berriman Anthonie Dennis 67,000 Newfoundland fish. Loaden by coquett
Export 3 Dec 1647 [As before] Margaret [As before] [As before] John Ackland 1 packet containing 6 pieces of Barum single baies. Loaden by coquett
Export 10 Dec 1647 Rochell Truelove Bideford Vivian Limbery George Short 5 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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