Charles II: Post labels, Jan. to March 1667

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1667-8. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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'Charles II: Post labels, Jan. to March 1667', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1667-8, (London, 1893) pp. 116-118. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/domestic/chas2/1667-8/pp116-118 [accessed 14 April 2024]

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Post labels, Jan. to March 1667,

being the labels attached to the mail bags in which letters were despatched, containing printed forms of directions as to speed, &c., to be filled up by the postmasters at the respective stations. In April 1667 the form was enlarged by the addition in print of all the post towns through which the mails passed, leaving blanks for the hours at which they were received and despatched. Those marked with an asterisk contain reproofs to the postmasters for dilatoriness, in not riding more than 3 miles an hour. In a few cases, those from country towns especially, the bills are without the printed form. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 226.]

No. Time of Starting. Place of
Departure.
Places of Arrival. Time of Arrival. Time of Despatch. Time of Return.
1 Jan. 1 11 a.m. Newcastle Boroughbridge Jan. 2 1 a.m.
1A " 1 2 a.m. London Yarmouth " 2 Jan. 4 11½ p.m. Jan. 6 11½a.m.
2 " 2 6 a.m. York Durham " 1 8 p.m.
3 " 2 2 a.m. London York " 4 " 5 Noon " 7 "
4 " 2 " " Plymouth " 4 10 a.m. " 4 12 p.m. " 7 10½ a.m.
5 " 2 " " Haverford west
6 " 2 " " Derby " 4 " 9 5 p.m.
7 " 2 1 a.m. Bristol Hounslow " 3 5 a.m.
8 " 2 2 a.m. London Edinburgh " 6 8 p.m. " 9 3 a.m.
9 " 2 " " Portsmouth " 3 1 a.m. " 3 11 a.m.
10* " 2 " " Manchester " 3 3 a.m. " 5 9 a.m.
11 " 2 " " Preston " 4 Noon " 4 7 p.m.
12 " 2 " " Chester " 3 12 p.m. " 5 Noon Jan. 7 8½ a.m.
13 " 2 " " Southampton " 3 1 a.m. " 3 11 a.m.
14 " 2 Noon York London " 4 10 a.m.
15 " 2 2 a.m. London Gloucester " 4 " 3 5 a.m. " 4 9 a.m.
16 " 4 " " Edinburgh " 8 Noon " 11 3 a.m.
17 " 4 " " Newcastle
18 " 4 " " Portsmouth " 4 9 p.m. " 6 11 a.m.
19 " 4 " " Bristol " 5 8 p.m. " 6 1 a.m. " 7 11 a.m.
20 " 4 " " Gloucester " 5 7 a.m. " 5 11 p.m.
21 " 4 4 a.m. York Newcastle " 4 a.m.
22 " 4 2 a.m. London Derby " 7 Noon " 7 1 p.m.
23 " 4 " " Chester " 6 1 a.m. " 7 Noon " 9 7 a.m.
24 " 4 " " Manchester " 6 2 a.m. " 7 7 a.m.
25 " 4 " " York " 7 Noon " 9 a.m.
26 " 4 " " Plymouth " 6 9 a.m. " 6 12 p.m. " 9 "
27 " 5 " " Portsmouth " 5 10. p.m. " 8 11 a.m.
28 Jan. 6 2 a.m. London Newcastle
29 " 6 " " Chester Jan. 7 9 p.m. Jan. 9 Noon Jan. 11 7 a.m.
30 " 6 " " Edinburgh " 9 Noon " 13 5 a.m.
31 " 6 " " Preston " 8 10 a.m. " 8 2 p.m.
32 " 6 " " Yarmouth " 9 11 p.m. " 11 7 a.m.
33 " 6 " " Plymouth " 8 Noon " 8 12 p.m. " 11 9 a.m.
34 " 6 " " Manchester " 7 12 p.m. " 9 6 a.m.
35 " 8 11 a.m. Newcastle Boroughbridge " 9 2 a.m.
36 " 9 2 a.m. London Southampton " 9 7 p.m. " 10 11 a.m.
37 " 9 " " Portsmouth " 10 9 p.m. " 9 11 a.m.
38 " 9 " " York " 12 Noon " 12 Noon " 14 ????
39 " 9 " " Gloucester " 10 3 a.m. " 10 3 a.m. " 11 6 a.m.
40 " 9 " " Plymouth " 11 10 a.m. " 11 12 p.m. " 13 10 a.m.
41 " 9 1 a.m. Bristol Hounslow " 10 3 a.m.
42 " 9 2 a.m. London Yarmouth " 11 11½ p.m. " 13 11 a.m.
43 " 9 " " Chester " 10 6 p.m. " 12 Noon " 13 6 a.m.
44 " 9 Noon York London " 11 8 a.m.
45 " 9 1 a.m. London Haverfordwest
46 " 9 2 a.m. " Manchester " 10 10.p.m. " 12 9 a.m.
47 " 11 " " Plymouth " 13 9 a.m. " 13 12 p.m. " 16 7 a.m.
48 " 11 " " Derby " 12 5 p.m.
49 " 11 1 a.m. " Dover " 13 6 p.m.
50 " 11 2 a.m. " York " 14 Noon " 16 10 a.m.
51 " 11 " " Yarmouth " 14 11 p.m. " 16 9 a.m.
52 " 11 " " Manchester " 12 9 p.m. " 14 7 a.m.
53 " 11 " " Chester " 12 7 p.m. " 14 Noon " 16 8 a.m.
54 " 11 4 a.m. York Durham " 11 6 p.m.
55 " 11 2 a.m. London Newcastle
56 " 11 " " Portsmouth " 11 11 p.m. " 13 11 a.m.
57 " 11 " " Southampton " 11 10 p.m. " 13 10 a.m.
58 " 11 " " Gloucester " 12 8 a.m. " 13 3 a.m.
59 " 11 " " Bristol " 12 8 a.m. " 13 1 a.m. " 1[4] 7 a.m.
60 " 12 " " Dover " 12 9 p.m. " 15 1 p.m.
61 " 13 " " Edinburgh " 17 7 p.m. " 20 3 a.m.
62 " 13 " " Yarmouth " 16 11½ p.m. " 18 7 a.m.
63 " 13 " " Chester " 14 5 p.m. " 16 Noon " 18 7 a.m.
64 " 13 " " Manchester " 14 8 p.m. " 16 7 a.m.
65 " 13 " " Preston " 15 8½ a.m. " 15 2 p.m.
66 " 13 " " Derby " 14 3 p.m.
67 " 13 " " Portsmouth " 14 1 a.m. " 15 11 a.m.
68 " 13 " " Gloucester " 14 8 a.m. " 14 10 p.m.
69 " 13 " " Bristol " 14 7 a.m. " 15 1 a.m. " 16 4½ a.m.
70 " 13 " " Haverfordwest
71* " 13 " " Yarmouth
72 " 15 11 a.m. Newcastle York " 16 8 a.m. " 16 12 p.m.
73 " 16 2 a.m. London Chester " 17 8 p.m. " 19 Noon " 21 8 a.m.
74 " 16 " " Gloucester " 17 " 17 1 p.m. " 18 6 a.m.
75 " 16 " " Derby 4 p.m.
76 " 16 1 a.m. Bristol Hounslow " 17 3 a.m.
77 " 16 2 a.m. London Preston " 18 9 a.m. " 18 7 p.m.
78 " 16 " " Haverfordwest
79 " 16 " " Southampton " 18 7 p.m. " 19 Noon
80* " 16 " " Portsmouth " 16 7 p.m. " 17 11 a.m.
81* " 16 " " Manchester " 17 9 p.m. " 19 9 a.m.
82 " 18 " " Gloucester " 19 6 p.m. " 19 10 p.m.
83 " 18 " " Bristol " 19 6 a.m. " 19 1 a.m. " 21 6½ a.m.
84 " 18 " " Newcastle
85 " 18 " " Derby " 23 4 p.m.
86 " 20 2 a.m. " York " 24 Noon " 26 9½ a.m.
87 " 20 " " Manchester " 21 p.m. " 23 7 a.m.
88 " 20 " " Plymouth " 22 8 a.m. " 22 12 p.m. " 25 8 a.m.
89 " 20 " " Yarmouth " 21 11½ p.m. " 23 9½ a.m.
90 " 20 " London Edinburgh Jan. 24 4 p.m. Jan. 27 3 a.m.
91 " 22 11 a.m. Newcastle Boroughbridge " 23 12½ a.m.
92 " 23 2 a.m. London Derby " 30 5 p.m.
93 " 23 " " Gloucester " 24 " 25 4 p.m.
94 " 23 " " Haverfordwest
95 " 23 " " Portsmouth " 24 10 p.m. " 25 11 a.m.
96 " 23 1 a.m. Bristol Hounslow " 24 3 a.m.
97 " 23 2 a.m. London Southampton " 23 8 p.m. " 24 Noon
98 " 25 " " Dover " 25 8 p.m. " 29 1 p.m.
99 " 25 " " Newcastle
100 " 27 " " Yarmouth Feb. 1 11 p.m. Feb. 3 7 a.m.
101 " 27 " " Preston " 29 9 a.m. Jan. 29 2 p.m.
102 " 27 " " Manchester " 28 8 p.m. " 29 7 a.m.
103 " 27 " " Plymouth " 29 7 a.m. " 29 12. p.m. " 1 7 a.m.
104 " 27 " " York " 30 Noon " 1 10 a.m.
105 " 27 " " Chester " 28 4 p.m. " 30 Noon " 1 6½ a.m.
106 " 29 11 a.m. Newcastle Boroughbridge " 30 2 a.m.
107 " 30 2 a.m. London Portsmouth " 30 9 p.m. " 31 11 a.m.
108 " 30 " " Southampton " 30 10 p.m. " 31 10 a.m.
109 " 30 " " Gloucester " 31 " 31 3 a.m. " 1 7 a.m.
110 " 30 1 a.m. Bristol Hounslow " 31 5 a.m.
111 Feb. 1 2 a.m. London Dover Feb. 1 8 p.m. Feb. 9 9 p.m.
112 " 5 " " " " 5 8 p.m. " 9 10½ a.m.
113 " 24 " " Edinburgh " 27 9½ p.m. Mar. 3 3 a.m.
114 " 27 " " Haverford west
115 Mar. 1 " " Newcastle
116 " 1 " " Derby " 2 5 p.m.
117 " 3 " " Chester Mar. 4 5 p.m. " 6 Noon " 8 5 a.m.
118 " 3 " " Preston " 5 6 a.m. " 5 2 p.m.
119 " 3 " " Manchester " 4 6½ p.m. " 5 7 a.m.
120 " 3 " " York " 6 Noon " 8 11 a.m.
121 " 3 " " Yarmouth " 8 7½ a.m.
122 " 3 " " Plymouth " 5 5 a.m. " 5 12 p.m. " 8 7½ a.m.
123 " 4 12½ a.m. " Deal " 4 5 p.m. " 5 4 p.m.
124 " 6 2 a.m. " Portsmouth " 6 7 p.m. " 7 11 a.m.
125 " 6 6 p.m. Dover Southwark " 7 Noon
126 " 6 " London Gloucester " 7 2 a.m. " 7 2 a.m. " 8 4½ a.m.
127 " 6 2 a.m. " Southampton " 6 7 p.m. " 7 1 p.m.
128 " 6 1 a.m. Bristol Hounslow " 7 1 a.m.