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Addenda, Queen Elizabeth - Volume 22: Undated 1572

Pages 440-441

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth, Addenda, 1566-79. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1871.

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Undated 1572

1. Volume, originally bound in vellum and gilt, entitled, "Merchant Shipps in England Ao 1572," and headed, "The number of shippes and vessells, and the maisters' names, being in all the portes and crekes within the realme of Englande, and tradinge the waye of merchandize, as appearith by the customers' accomptes: from the Feaste of St. Michaell the Archangell anno Domini 1571, unto the same Feaste, anno 1572. Collected by Thomas Colshill, surveyor of ye porte of London."
The ships given in each principal port include those of the smaller neighbouring or associated towns, e.g., Kingston-on-Hull includes Scarborough and York; Chester includes Milford, Lancaster, Helby, Heyswall, Isle of Man, Chepstow, and Wallesey. [51 pages, parchment.]
The proportions of ships and tonnage are as follows:
Number of Ships of the Tonnage of
Port. 240. 200. 180. 160. 150. 140. 130. 120. 100. 90. 80. 70. 60. 55. 50. 45.
Newcastle 4 3 2 6 6 1
Kingston-upon-Hull 4 2 2 7 10
Boston 1
Lynn 2 1 7 7
Yarmouth 5 6 1 8 10
Ipswich 1 2 9 3 12 5 22 14
London 1 12 1 2 2 2 3 8 18 3 13 10 23 4 18 5
Sandwich 1 3 4 1
Chichester 2 1 1 3 3
Southampton 1 1 1 2
Poole 1 1 1
Exeter 6 2 3 4 1
Plymouth 1 2 3 4
Bridgewater
Bristol 1 3 5 2 1 1
Chester 1 4
1 13 1 2 2 4 3 11 49 7 52 24 88 5 89 8
Port. 40. 36. 35. 30. 26. 25. 20. 18. 16. 15. 12. 10. 8. 6. Total No.
of Ships.
Newcastle 5 3 3 2 1 36
Kingston-upon-Hull 9 8 3 2 47
Boston 1 2
Lynn 14 10 7 5 2 5 60
Yarmouth 25 4 27 10 29 9 12 10 11 15 11 193
Ipswich 27 5 20 8 23 4 10 3 7 4 179
London 14 11 5 5 2 162
Sandwich 6 5 22 9 25 1 7 15 15 9 8 11 142
Chichester 20 5 14 11 26 3 4 12 18 17 6 2 148
Southampton 1 2 6 4 10 4 8 2 4 6 1 53
Poole 2 8 6 9 4 9 4 4 8 2 59
Exeter 13 6 14 7 35 3 4 12 4 9 1 124
Plymouth 11 2 7 5 12 3 4 3 11 1 69
Bridgewater 1 2 2 1 1 7
Bristol 4 3 5 6 13 3 1 4 1 53
Chester 4 5 1 2 8 6 5 2 2 3 4 2 49
155 1 32 161 4 85 204 36 57 72 63 93 42 19 1,383