B 174671

All the material in this box …

There are three bulky files for the port of Chester and single folders for other ports including Derry

(blue folder) ‘Port Books’

Includes at least 50 pages of handwritten notes taken from a collection in the National Archives, London, ref. E 190. Nearly half of the coverage is for Plymouth

There is a considerable amount for Weymouth … entries also for Dartmouth, Gloucester, Poole, Boston, Ipswich, King’s Lynn, Yarmouth etc., c.1590–c.1640

(beige folder) ‘Chester Port Book 1614 and 1615’

(pink folder) ‘Chester Port Books’ approx. 50 pp pencilled notes covering entries c.1565–c.1640

(blue folder) pencilled notes of entries c.1632–1639

(red folder) ‘Port Books: Derry’ 46 pp pen and ink notes

Customs arising from cargoes arriving at the port of Derry

Other ports for which there are folders of research notes are Liverpool c.1560–1641 and London c.1600–c.1640

There are folders also for the ports of Lancaster and South Hampton

A folder for Welsh ports contains a good deal of material for Beaumaris c.1605–1640 and also for the ports of Cardiff, Carnarvon, Carmarthen, Swansey and Neath.

(green folder) ‘Continental Trade’

Includes a review by Louis Cullen of a book on trade of the Canary Islands 1703–1771.  In that period the Irish merchants comprised half the foreign merchants settled there.

Next to Cadiz the islands had the largest Irish business community with Spanish dominions overshadowing even the French. The Irish merchant families were mainly from the Waterford area

There is also a xerox copy of the title page and bibliography of a book on the Canary Islands after the conquest by Felipe Armesto published in 1982. This stresses the importance of ledgers by public notaries [for] Spanish research

(green folder) Millard’s Glossary entitled ‘Some useful weights and measures found in the London Port Books (imports only for certain years between 1588 and 1640)’

(…..folder) ‘Bibliography’

(…..folder) ‘De Renzi MSS PRO London SP 46| approx. 20 pp pencilled notes c.1630–c.1640: noted a reference to Thomas Raven concerning the problem of land boundaries