Documents relating to English Coastal Trading

Scope and Content

Sixteen bills of lading and other documents relating to English coastal trading, as follows:

(i) Symonde Smyth. The Mary and John of York, at Leim Regis [Lyme Regis] from Kyngston super Hull [Kingston upon Hull], 9 March 1585;

(ii) Isaac Collingwood and John Girlston, 3 September, [?temp. James I];

(iii) Roger Mason. The Jonas of Lenn, at Lenn Regis [King's Lynn] from Newcastle, 13 January 1625/6;

(iv) Robert Farie. The Mayeflower of Yarmouth, at Boston, 13 September 1626. See James Rendel Harris, The Last of the Mayflower (Manchester, 1920), p. 83;

(v) William Jones. The Mary Rose of Newport, at Newport, 27 June 1656;

(vi) Thomas Parkinson. The Friendship of Stockwith, at Kingston super Hull [Kingston upon Hull] from Seaton Sluce, 30 July 1692;

(vii) Robert Durrant. The Nicholas (?), at London from Newcastle (?), 26 June 1704;

(viii) Samuel Springall. The Thomas and William of Yarmouth, at Yarmouth from Newcastle, 3 July 1704;

(ix) William Foulds. The Goodwill of Scarbrough, at Harwich from Sunderland, 18 August 1715;

(x) William Foster. The Diligence, at Sunderland from Hull, 9 July 1723;

(xi) J. Pegg (?). The Brotherhood, at London from Berwick, 12 April 1725.

(xii) Robert Reed. The Blessing of Scarbro', at Newcastle from [King's] Lynn, 28 September 1748;

(xiii) Richard Nicholas. The Richard and Sarah, at Poole from Newcastle, 7 August 1732;

(xiv) B. Cook. The Farmer's (Profet ?), at London from Berwick, 7 August 1725;

(xv) George Richardson. The Good Intent, at Sunderland from Berwick, 15 March 1777;

(xvi) John Banks. The Delight, at Liverpool from Whitehaven, 3 May 1790.

Acquisition Information

Rylands accession no. R45818. Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the London bookseller Bernard Quaritch for £107 8s in May 1919.