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Documents relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726

13 November, 1698; [Commodore] John Norris
extract from "List of Ships, with their Ladings, trading to Newfoundland, this fishing season"

Great Britain, PRO, Colonial Office, CO 194/1 (126ii), 273-277, see 273v, 274.
CNS microfilm. Transcribed by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: cod, fisheries, ships, boats, commerce, census.


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Name of the Port Caplin Bay
Ships' Names RUBY
Where they belong to Bideford
Masters' Names William Brooks
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 140
Number of the Ship's Company 39
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] 6
Number of Boats... for Fishing 7
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 1500
Number of Quintals... Purchased 1000
What Men they Leave in the Country 1
From where is this Ship Loaded Youghal [Ireland]
What she Brought to... Newfoundland necessaries
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 2500 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Straights [Mediterranean]
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Caplin Bay
Ships' Names EAGLE
Where they belong to Bideford
Masters' Names James Osbourne
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 50
Number of the Ship's Company 11
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 2
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 400
Number of Quintals... Purchased 700
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded St. Martin
What she Brought to... Newfoundland salt, wine
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 1100 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Oporto
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not Bond
Name of the Port Caplin Bay
Ships' Names BARNSTAPLE MERCHANT
Where they belong to Barnstaple
Masters' Names Henry Wilkey
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 150
Number of the Ship's Company 34
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 7
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 1500
Number of Quintals... Purchased -
What Men they Leave in the Country 1
From where is this Ship Loaded Dublin [Ireland]
What she Brought to... Newfoundland provisions and necessaries
What she Loaded from Newfoundland oil and merchantable fish
What Place they be bound to Market Barnstaple
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names BIDEFORD MERCHANT
Where they belong to Bideford
Masters' Names Aaron Browning
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 130
Number of the Ship's Company 35
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 7
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 1400
Number of Quintals... Purchased 200
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Bideford
What she Brought to... Newfoundland necessaries
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 1600 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Straights [Mediterranean]
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names LEVANT
Where they belong to Bideford
Masters' Names Gilbert Berry
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 70
Number of the Ship's Company 15
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 3
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 600
Number of Quintals... Purchased 300
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Dublin
What she Brought to... Newfoundland provisions
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 900 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Bilbao
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names ADVENTURE
Where they belong to Bideford
Masters' Names John Heckaday
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 110
Number of the Ship's Company 18
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 3
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 600
Number of Quintals... Purchased -
What Men they Leave in the Country 1 woman
From where is this Ship Loaded Gravesend [?]
What she Brought to... Newfoundland salt
What she Loaded from Newfoundland oil: 100 [barrels?], fish
What Place they be bound to Market Bideford
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship 1
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names FIDELITY
Where they belong to Bideford
Masters' Names William Clayton
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 50
Number of the Ship's Company 12
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 3
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 600
Number of Quintals... Purchased -
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Waterford [Ireland]
What she Brought to... Newfoundland provisions
What she Loaded from Newfoundland oil: 66 [barrels?], fish
What Place they be bound to Market Bideford
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship 2
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names NEWFOUNDLAND
Where they belong to Plymouth
Masters' Names Abraham Petters
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 90
Number of the Ship's Company 30
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] 24
Number of Boats... for Fishing 5
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 1000
Number of Quintals... Purchased -
What Men they Leave in the Country 35 men 1 woman 1 child
From where is this Ship Loaded Plymouth
What she Brought to... Newfoundland provisions
What she Loaded from Newfoundland oil: 80 [barrels?], fish
What Place they be bound to Market Plymouth
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names BULL FRIGATE
Where they belong to London
Masters' Names Humphrey Bryant
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 130
Number of the Ship's Company 24
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 4
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 1800
Number of Quintals... Purchased 1200
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Lisbon
What she Brought to... Newfoundland salt
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 2000 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Lisbon
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship 1
Given Bond or not Bond
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names ANN
Where they belong to Barnstaple
Masters' Names John Strange
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 60
Number of the Ship's Company 16
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 2
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 50
Number of Quintals... Purchased 90
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Topsham
What she Brought to... Newfoundland provisions
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 140 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Barnstaple
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names MARY KETCH
Where they belong to Topsham
Masters' Names John Roper
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 50
Number of the Ship's Company 7
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing -
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] -
Number of Quintals... Purchased 800
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Plymouth
What she Brought to... Newfoundland King's stores
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 800 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Alicante
Whether Free Ship or Not free
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names MARY AND BETTY
Where they belong to London
Masters' Names Richard Young junior
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 85
Number of the Ship's Company 12
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing -
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 50
Number of Quintals... Purchased 1400
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Oporto
What she Brought to... Newfoundland salt
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 1400 [quintals]
[sic, for 1450?]
What Place they be bound to Market Oporto
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship 3
Given Bond or not Bond
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names PEARLE
Where they belong to Plymouth
Masters' Names Abraham Maugher
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 130
Number of the Ship's Company 25
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 4
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 800
Number of Quintals... Purchased -
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Isle of May [Cape Verdes]
What she Brought to... Newfoundland salt
What she Loaded from Newfoundland refuse [fish] 800
[quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Isle of May [Cape Verdes]
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not Bond
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names SAPHIRE
Where they belong to Bideford
Masters' Names Philip Cade
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 150
Number of the Ship's Company 52
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 10
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 1000
Number of Quintals... Purchased -
What Men they Leave in the Country 6 men
From where is this Ship Loaded Bideford
What she Brought to... Newfoundland necessaries
What she Loaded from Newfoundland oil...
What Place they be bound to Market Bideford
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names WILLIAM AND THOMAS KETCH
Where they belong to London
Masters' Names David Robinson
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 60
Number of the Ship's Company 7
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] 9
Number of Boats... for Fishing 2
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 250
Number of Quintals... Purchased 500
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Glasgow
What she Brought to... Newfoundland necessaries
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 750 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Cadiz
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names RETURNE
Where they belong to Boston
Masters' Names John Tucker
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 40
Number of the Ship's Company 5
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] 1 merchant
Number of Boats... for Fishing -
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] -
Number of Quintals... Purchased 600
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Boston
What she Brought to... Newfoundland rum and sugar
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 600 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Barbados
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names LOVE
Where they belong to London
Masters' Names Francis Wells
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 160
Number of the Ship's Company 21
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 3
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 450
Number of Quintals... Purchased 2150 [?]
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Isle of May [Cape Verdes]
What she Brought to... Newfoundland salt
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 3600 [quintals]
[sic, for 2600?]
What Place they be bound to Market Leghorn [Livorno, Italy]
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names ELIZABETH
Where they belong to London
Masters' Names Anthony Thorne
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 70
Number of the Ship's Company 11
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing 1
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] 120
Number of Quintals... Purchased 880
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Cadiz
What she Brought to... Newfoundland salt, wine
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 1000 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Cadiz
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -
Name of the Port Ferryland
Ships' Names LONNY [?]
Where they belong to London
Masters' Names Robert Bazzett
The Ship's Burthen [tons] 200
Number of the Ship's Company 22
Number of Passengers to Fish [Byeboat Men] -
Number of Boats... for Fishing -
Number of Quintals of Fish [caught] -
Number of Quintals... Purchased 2400
What Men they Leave in the Country -
From where is this Ship Loaded Southampton
What she Brought to... Newfoundland -
What she Loaded from Newfoundland 2400 [quintals]
What Place they be bound to Market Alicante
Whether Free Ship or Not unfree
...Passengers on board each Ship -
Given Bond or not -

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