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Documents relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726

10 September, 1677; [Sir] William Poole [Captain HMS LEOPARD]
extract from "Account of Fishing and Sack Ships from Trepassey to Cape Broyle"

Great Britain, PRO, CO 1/41 (62viii,ix), 167-168.
MHA 16-C-2-157. Transcribed by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: cod, fisheries, sack ships, servants, census (1677), stages, markets.


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A particular Account of every Fish ship in each Bay or Harbour viz... [Ferryland]

Shipps names: of whence Commander whither
bound
No of
Men
Tons Guns
CONCORD Plymouth William Long Bilbao 42 90 5
AMITY Bideford Geo. Powell Straits 49 130 12
BLACK SWANN Bideford Geo. Bewes Cadiz 13 35 0
DELIGHT Bideford Samuel Karter Cadiz 11 45 0

115 300 17


Shipps names: Boats Stages Train
Vats
Rooms
and
Houses
Keeping
quintals
of Fish
per Boat
CONCORD 9 2 1 4 : 9 200
AMITY 10 2 2 5 : 9 200
BLACK SWANN 3 1 1 2 : 3 200
DELIGHT 2 1 1 1 : 2 200

24 6 5 12 : 23 800 [sic]

[Caplin Bay]

Shipps names: of whence Commander whither
bound
No of
Men
Tons Guns
SWALLOW Barnstaple John Scamp Portugal 29 75 01
MERMAID Barnstaple Edmond Smale Spain 16 40 -
HESTER Barnstaple Humphrey
Bryant
Portugal 21 40 -

66 155 1
SOCIETY Dartmouth John Cutts Dartmouth 35 70 -


Shipps names: Boats Stages Train
Vats
Rooms
and
Houses
Keeping
quintals
of Fish
per Boat
SWALLOW 06 01 1 3 : 6 200
MERMAID 3 1 1 2 : 3 200
HESTER 05 1 1 2 : 5 200

14 3 3 7 : 14 600 [sic]
SOCIETY 9 2 2 4 : 9 160

And of every Sack ship and whither bound, viz.

...In the port of Ferryland

Ships' Names of whence Commanders' from Lading
JOHN Topsham John Bass Fayal
[Azores]
Fayal
wines
DORINGTON
MERCHANT
Barnstaple Richard
Dennis
Lisbon -


Ships' Names Men Tons Guns Whither
Bound
JOHN 8 45 - Bilbao
wines
DORINGTON MERCHANT 8 45 - Lisbon

16 90 0

Caplin Bay

Ships' Names of whence Commanders' from Lading
JOHN AND
LAWRENCE
London Robert
Hunter
Canary
Islands
ballast


Ships' Names Men Tons Guns Whither
Bound
JOHN AND
LAWRENCE
14 100 9 Lisbon

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