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Appendix: Foreign trade in medieval Hull

Pages 86-89

A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 1, the City of Kingston Upon Hull. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1969.

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APPENDIX: FOREIGN TRADE

TABLE 1: Wool Export: Denizen and Alien, 1280–1509

(quinquennial figures) (fn. 1)

Sacks exported
Denizen Alien Total
1280–4 15,443
1285–9 17,742
1290–4 8,138 (fn. 2)
1295–9 14,741
1300–4 22,711
1305–9 12,648 22,353 35,001
1310–14 6,781 (fn. 2) 5,135 (fn. 2) 25,994
1315–19 2,138 (fn. 3) 2,055 (fn. 3) 16,193
1320–4 1,598 (fn. 3) 1,085 (fn. 3) 16,399
1325–9 10,325 4,688 15,013
1330–4 27,976 3,665 31,641
1335–9 16,451 3,275 19,726 (fn. 4)
1340–4 14,931 2,618 17,549 (fn. 5)
1345–9 (fn. 6)
1350–4 4,634 8,859 19,669 (fn. 4)
1355–9 0 (fn. 2) 11,707 (fn. 2) 31,824
1360–4 8,217 (fn. 2) 933 (fn. 2) 26,513
1365–9 17,602 819 18,421
1370–4 12,317 (fn. 5) 5,215 (fn. 5) 22,207
1375–9 16,475 639 17,114
1380–4 14,450 819 15,269
1385–9 15,783 1,892 17,675
1390–4 20,824 1,838 22,662
1395–9 19,602 1,101 20,703
1400–4 14,806 12 14,818
1405–9 18,668 64 18,732
1410–14 all denizen 16,271
1415–19 20,283
1420–4 23,090
1425–9 19,412
1430–4 10,310
1435–9 4,167
1440–4 16,262
1445–9 4,727 30 4,757
1450–4 all denizen 9,400
1455–9 5,621
1460–4 1,487
1465–9 3,303
1470–4 1,979
1475–9 3,223
1480–4 1,813
1485–9 886
1490–4 1,007
1495–9 1,484
1500–4 1,814
1505–9 1,750

TABLE 2: Cloth Export: Denizen and Alien, 1350–1509

(quinquennial figures) (fn. 7)

Cloths exported
Denizen Hanse Other alien Total
1350–4 62 0 112 174
1355–9 888 0 655 1,543
1360–4 1,550 338 434 2,322
1365–9 5,633 977 926 7,536
1370–4 3,970 588 241 4,799 (fn. 8)
1375–9 2,327 83 477 2,887 (fn. 9)
1380–4 14,417 1,578 347 15,342
1385–9 12,327 1,689 198 14,214
1390–4 17,095 1,537 361 18,993
1395–9 17,522 1,199 229 18,950
1400–4 11,343 2,206 363 13,912
1405–9 6,129 2,449 526 9,104
1410–14 7,928 2,288 215 10,431
1415–19 7,502 4,110 219 11,831
1420–4 10,522 880 133 11,535
1425–9 17,839 141 60 18,040
1430–4 15,560 286 131 15,977
1435–9 11,600 1,324 423 13,347
1440–4 13,644 603 32 14,279
1445–9 16,109 119 59 16,287
1450–4 10,359 801 46 11,206
1455–9 9,745 634 38 10,417
1460–4 5,960 1,005 17 6,982
1465–9 3,368 484 130 3,982
1470–4 3,274 0 109 3,383
1475–9 9,291 1,757 270 11,318
1480–4 9,586 3,117 224 12,927
1485–9 3,209 854 128 4,191
1490–4 6,266 1,316 143 7,725
1495–9 6,298 3,089 321 9,708
1500–4 11,755 3,743 503 16,001
1505–9 6,915 2,649 478 10,042

TABLE 3: Wine Import: Denizen and Alien, 1323–49 (fn. 10)

Number of ships laded by denizens (fn. 11) (prisage) Tuns imported by aliens ('new custom')
1323 10 471
1325 206
1326 476
1327 4 141
1331 303
1333 3 508
1334 7 1,474
1335 6 895
1336 11 167
1337 9
1339 10 839
1340 24 76
1341 16 461
1342 18 409
1343 13 520
1344 22
1345 23
1346 10
1347 8 0
1348 11 100
1349 5 0

TABLE 4: Wine Import: Alien, 1350–95 (fn. 12)

Tuns imported ('new custom') Tuns imported ('new custom')
1350 10 1365 69
1351 145 1367 0
1352 0 1368 132
1353 43 1371 0
1354 131 1372 0
1355 181 1379 104
1356 300 1380 50
1358 155 1381 0
1359 0 1382 0
1360 0 1393 35
1361 174 1394 40
1362 449 1395 43
1364 39

TABLE 5: Wine Import: Denizen and Alien, 1405–1509

(quinquennial figures) (fn. 13)

Tuns imported (tunnage) Tuns imported (tunnage)
1405–9 4,800 1460–4 1,409
1410–14 7,587 1465–9 2,253
1415–19 6,637 1470–4 2,219
1420–4 2,713 (fn. 14) 1475–9 2,500
1425–9 2,792 (fn. 15) 1480–4 2,277
1430–4 3,924 1485–9 2,008
1435–9 3,747 1490–4 1,725
1440–4 5,185 1495–9 2,484
1445–9 6,306 1500–4 3,016
1450–4 3,087 1505–9 2,963
1455–9 1,788 (fn. 15)

TABLE 6: Petty Custom and Poundage Collected, 1400–99 (fn. 16)

Value in £ of goods paying
Petty custom Poundage
1400–4 10,922 11,648 (fn. 17)
1405–9 8,726 57,691
1410–14 9,747 55,300
1415–19 12,019 56,703
1420–4 5,415 34,916
1425–9 4,096 42,913
1430–4 3,922 34,670
1435–9 6,092 33,137
1440–4 3,956 29,290
1445–9 4,696 28,348
1450–4 5,558 27,875
1455–9 4,455 19,137 (fn. 18)
1460–4 5,113 17,135
1465–9 5,484 17,589
1470–4 3,797 17,619
1475–9 11,105 25,996
1480–4 14,964 17,576 (fn. 19)
1485–9 9,517 8,977
1490–4 10,852 13,053
1495–9 27,230 24,146
1500–4 31,993 34,988
1505–9 30,268 32,451

Footnotes

  • 1. Based on Eleanora M. Carus-Wilson and Olive Coleman, England's Export Trade, 1275–1547. The figures are usually for full years ending at Michaelmas in the years stated; in 1280–94 they mainly run from Easter to Easter.
  • 2. 2 years only.
  • 3. 1 year only.
  • 4. 3 years only.
  • 5. 4 years only.
  • 6. Customs farmed.
  • 7. Based on Carus-Wilson and Coleman, op. cit. The figures are usually for full years ending at Michaelmas in the years stated.
  • 8. 4 years only.
  • 9. 3 years only.
  • 10. Based on Marjorie K. James, 'Non-Sweet Wine Trade of Eng. during 14th and 15th Cents.' (Oxford Univ. D.Phil. thesis, 1952). The figures are usually for full years ending at Michaelmas in the year stated.
  • 11. Perhaps with an average lading of 100 tuns: James, thesis cit. 102.
  • 12. See Table 3, note a.
  • 13. See Table 3, note a. The figures for 1500–9 have kindly been supplied by Prof. P. H. Ramsey.
  • 14. 3 years only.
  • 15. 4 years only.
  • 16. Based on Studies in Eng. Trade in 15th Cent., ed. Eileen Power and M. M. Postan, 341–2 (for the period 1400–82); and on data kindly supplied by Dr. J. N. Bartlett (1483–5) and Prof. P. H. Ramsey (1485–1509). The figures are usually for full years ending at Michaelmas in the years stated.
  • 17. 2 years only.
  • 18. 4 years only.
  • 19. 4½ years only.