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Documents relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726

2 December, 1708; John Mitchell [Captain HMS WARWICK]
extract from "A List of Masters, Names of Fishing Ships, with the State of their Fishery in Newfoundland, 1708"

Great Britain, PRO, Colonial Office, CO 194/4 (78iii), c. 257v- 260, see 258.
CNS microfilm. Transcribed by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: fish, ships, boats, census.


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Ferryland [Caplin Bay and other southern harbours are not listed separately and may be included here]

Commanders' Names William King
admiral
John Try
vice admiral
Ships' Names EXCHANGE GALLY OWL FRIGATE
Whereto Belonging Bideford Bristol
Burthen in Tons 60 150
Number of Men 33 37
Number of Guns 1 12
Number of Boats Kept 6 6
Number of Train Vats 1 2
Quintals of Fish Taken 1500 1500
Tons of Train Oil 9 9
Whither Bound
to Market
Bideford Virginia
Commanders' Names Robert Brooks John Strange
Ships' Names BETTY DIAMOND
Whereto Belonging Bideford Bideford
Burthen in Tons 70 100
Number of Men 32 28
Number of Guns 2 5
Number of Boats Kept 6 5
Number of Train Vats 1 2
Quintals of Fish Taken 1500 1250
Tons of Train Oil 9 7
Whither Bound
to Market
abroad abroad
Commanders' Names John Harris Humphrey Bryant
Ships' Names BIDEFORD MERCHANT LAMB
Whereto Belonging Bideford Bideford
Burthen in Tons 130 120
Number of Men 38 38
Number of Guns 12 12
Number of Boats Kept 7 7
Number of Train Vats 1 1
Quintals of Fish Taken 1750 1750
Tons of Train Oil 10 10
Whither Bound
to Market
abroad abroad
Commanders' Names John Darver George Stephens
Ships' Names MARY PEARL PINK
Whereto Belonging Ilfracombe Barnstaple
Burthen in Tons 90 60
Number of Men 28 23
Number of Guns 8  
Number of Boats Kept 5 4
Number of Train Vats 1 1
Quintals of Fish Taken 1250 1000
Tons of Train Oil 7 6
Whither Bound
to Market
abroad abroad
Commanders' Names Nicholas Barnes James Jameson
Ships' Names FORTUNE HOUBLON GALLY
Whereto Belonging Barnstaple London
Burthen in Tons 40 140
Number of Men 26 22
Number of Guns   10
Number of Boats Kept 5 3
Number of Train Vats 1 1
Quintals of Fish Taken 1250 750
Tons of Train Oil 7 4
Whither Bound
to Market
Barnstaple Leghorn
[Livorno, Italy]
Commanders' Names William Carter Abraham Passmore
Ships' Names MOODY GALLY ELIZABETH AND MARY
Whereto Belonging Topsham Topsham
Burthen in Tons 150 90
Number of Men 19 21
Number of Guns 6 7
Number of Boats Kept 3 3
Number of Train Vats 1 1
Quintals of Fish Taken 600 450
Tons of Train Oil 4 4
Whither Bound
to Market
Lisbon abroad
Commanders' Names George Blackmore Henry Land
Ships' Names [?] MARY
Whereto Belonging Topsham Topsham
Burthen in Tons 100 60
Number of Men 22 12
Number of Guns 3  
Number of Boats Kept 3 2
Number of Train Vats 1 1
Quintals of Fish Taken 450 300
Tons of Train Oil 4 3
Whither Bound
to Market
abroad abroad
Commanders' Names Robert Holmes Samuel Cade
Ships' Names BRIGANTINE
BEGINNING
ANN FLYBOAT
Whereto Belonging Salem, New England London
Burthen in Tons 70 200
Number of Men 14 18
Number of Guns 2  
Number of Boats Kept 2 6
Number of Train Vats 1 1
Quintals of Fish Taken 300 1000
Tons of Train Oil 3 6 3/4
Whither Bound
to Market
New England abroad

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