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Documents relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726

7 December, 1676; [Captain] John Wyborn
"An Account of the Sack Ships Trading to Newfoundland between Trepassey and Bay Bulls, 1676"

Great Britain, PRO, CO 1/38 (87), 236,232 [sic].
MHA 16-C-2-136. Transcribed by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: cod, fisheries, sack, ships, markets, census (1676).


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...Ferryland

Ships' Names Masters' Names Places they
belong to
Tonnage Guns Men
PRISCILLA George Mathews Plimouth 70 6 11
HENRY Joseph Parsons Topsham 40 - 7
GOLDEN FLEECE Richard Martin Bideford 40 - 8
MERMAID Edward Small Bideford 40 - 8
MAYFLOWER John Poe Bideford 40 - 7
CORNELIA James Bartlett Plymouth 70 4 10


Ships' Names Fish Bought
quintals
Price Reals Whither Bound
PRISCILLA 1148 25 Alicante
HENRY 560 25 Nantes
GOLDEN FLEECE 250
refuse
13 Barbados
MERMAID 700 24 Bilbao
MAYFLOWER 600 27 ------
CORNELIA 1200 25 Viana

Ships 6. Men 51.

Caplin Bay

Ships' Names Masters' Names Places they
belong to
Tonnage Guns Men
BLESSING Peter Jeffreys Kinsale 40 0 12


Ships' Names Fish Bought Price Reals Whither Bound
BLESSING ---- -- Madeira

Kept 1 boat. Killed 90 quintals at 28 reals. Made 1 hogshead train [oil] and 3 quintals corfish all worth £65.19s.6d.

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