November 1693


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'Addenda: November 1693', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 17: 1699 and Addenda 1621-1698 (1908), pp. 631-632. URL: Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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November 1693

Nov. 3.1,307. Secretary of the Admiralty to John Povey. Forwarding copies of accounts received from the Commander of the Newfoundland convoy. Signed, J. Sotherne. ½ p. Annexed,
1,307. I. Table of names of places in Newfoundland, and of the distances between them. 1 p.
1,307. II. Account of the number of the inhabitants, number of fishing ships, fish and train made in Newfoundland, and the ports to which the produce is shipped. 2 pp.
1,307. III. Replies to the heads of enquiry as to Newfoundland. (1) The number of English planters, all souls included, is 1,843. (8) The inhabitants have caught 104,670 quintals of fish, employing 303 boats and 1,098 servants. (10) There have been 59 fishing ships from England this year from 60 to 250 tons, with 1,100 men in pay. They caught 66,000 quintals. The remainder of the 26 answers are practically identical with those given under date of 15 December, 1692. 3 pp. Endorsed, Recd. 3rd Nov., 1693. Abstract read 18 July, '94. [Colonial Papers, Vol. LXVI., Nos. 97, 97I.–III.]