Appendix III
Value of imports, 1559/60 and 1565/6

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London Record Society

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Brian Dietz (editor)

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1972

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152-155

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'Appendix III: Value of imports, 1559/60 and 1565/6', The port and trade of early Elizabethan London: documents (1972), pp. 152-155. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35963 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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III. VALUE OF IMPORTS IN 1559/60 AND 1565/6

The list of imports is made up from two documents, S.P. 12/8, ff. 63–9 and Lans. 8, ff. 75–6. The first is headed 'The particular valew of certayne necessary and vnnecessarye wares brought into the Porte of London in the second year of the Quenes Majestis reigne, the ouerquantyte wherof lamentably spoylith the realme yearly'; the second, which relates to the year commencing Michaelmas 1565, is simply endorsed 'wares brought in to London'. It is a less complete list than the first, with fewer items and others left unvalued. The list below is therefore based on the State Paper. Extra items from the later memorandum and those which are not identical with the earlier are printed in italics. The original spelling has been retained except for the £. s. d. symbols which have been modernised.

1559/60 1565/6
ad valorem
£. s. d.
Allame 7,151 13 4
Almondes 912 0 0
Annyseedes 520 6 8 £500
Apples 876 3 4 £260
Ashes vocat Sope ashes 4,665 0 0 £2,600
Babies (fn. 1) 178 3 4
Balles voc Tennys 1,699 0 0
Bandes for hattes 109 13 4 Hat bands £269
Basketts voc Sports 247 0 0
Batrye 6,078 15 0 £3,600
Bayeburyes 109 4 0
Belles 112 18 8 Bells for hawks, etc. £159
Blanketts 368 0 0
Bokes vnbounde 813 6 8
Bottells 237 13 4 £52
Bowtell 1,161 16 8 £1,180
Brushes 757 18 8 £365
Buckerams 2,885 3 4 £2,569
Budge £1,688
Buttons 108 10 0
Cabages and turnops 157 16 8
Canvas 39,072 10 0 £32,124
Canvas for dobletts 685 0 0 Canvas striped £600
Cardes 2,837 10 0 £2,800
Carpetts, bankars and
cusshion clothes 6,620 0 0 Carpets £887
Chambletts 3,627 16 8 £9,268
Chese of Hollande 2,482 13 4
Chests and coffers 578 0 0
Cloves 892 0 0
Combs £169
Corrants 2,848 0 0
Crewell 3,038 0 0
Damaske 1,269 0 0 £565
Dates 610 0 0
Diaper and damaske
worke 875 0 0 Diaper £475
Dornick £500
Eles freshe and salt 1,580 13 4 Eeles £329
Fethers 1,863 0 0
Figges 5,517 0 0 £2,823
Fyshe voc salt fyshe 7,996 0 0 £1,462
Flaxe 16,852 10 0 £13,217
Fustians 23,349 10 0 £27,254
Gawles 3,611 0 0
Glasses to drinke in 663 10 0 Glasses £1,622
Glasses to loke in 667 0
Gloves 2,636 10 0
Ginger 1,115 0 0 £3,000
Ginger breade 165 0 0
Gyrdells 998 10 0
Grenes for womens
apernes 3,967 0 0
Hattes 7,915 10 0
Hempe 3,288 10 0 £4,308
Herrings white 1,797 0 0 Herrings £2,276
Hoppes 16,925 0 0 £19,100
Inkhorns £154
Inkle 8,412 10 0 £1,860
Iron 19,559 10 0 £6,394
Iron wrought £519
Knyves 1,558 0 0 £362
Laces for all sortes 775 6 8
Lemans and oranges 1,756 0 0
Lynges 3,176 0 0
Lynnen clothe 61,673 13 4 £86, 250
Maces 930 0 0
Mader 11,135 0 0 £12,133
Marmelade 337 0 0
Matches 466 13 4
Meale 1,340 0 0
Mockados 3,087 10 0 £6,400
Nayles 5,636 0 0 £5,730
Nedells 471 10 0
Nutmeggs 677 16 8 £1,300
Nutts 58 0 0
Onyons 1,489 10 0 £523
Onyon seede £770
Otes 2,121 0 0
Oyle 38,020 13 4 £39,517
Panyles (fn. 2) 1,648 0 0
Paper 3,304 0 0 £3,000
Pepper 11,852 0 0 £27,000
Pynnes 3,297 0 0 £4,274
Pitche and tarr 3,300 0 0
Poyntes 234 0 0 Poynts of thread £400
Pottes 627 13 4 £316
Proynes 9,405 15 0 £4,500
Raysons 9,135 15 0 £7,325
Rye 2,728 0 0
Roddes for basketts 129 13 4 Rods £258
Ropes and cables 2,303 10 0 Ropes £2,759
Sables and other furres 3,793 0 0 Skins of sables, etc. £800
Sackclothe 717 15 0 Sackcloth of thread £1,600
Salmon 1,387 0 0
Salte 2,943 0 0 £3,325
Sarcenett 1,903 0 0 £9,934
Satten 3,436 0 0 £3,264
Saws £259
Sayes 3,630 0 0
Silke 7,130 0 0 Sowing silk £8,004
Sinamon 2,333 0 0
Sipers 780 0 0 £1,627
Skynnes 4,838 0 0
Sope 9,725 15 0 £4,422
Spanish skins and shameys £3,691
Stile (fn. 3) 2,920 0 0 £5,007
Stockefishe 2,605 0 0
Sugar 18,237 0 0 £18,000
Taffeta 1,632 16 8 £3,452
Tappistrye 5,405 16 8 £5,588
Threde 13,671 13 4 £15,745
Tykes for bedds 5,939 0 0 £4,955
Velvett 8,614 0 0 £1,292
Vinegar £1,000
Wheat 9,285 0 0
Wyar 1,375 0 0 £2,197
Wyne Gascoyne
          Frenche
          Rochelle
36,210 0 0 Wynes £48,634
Wyne voc malvesay and muskadell 4,905 0 0
Wyne Reynish 4,340 0 0
Wyne Sacke 21,742 0 0
Wyne bastarde 1,252 10 0
Woade 33,431 0 0
Woolle voc
            estrige wolle
            cotton wolle
            Spanish wolle

5,683

0

0

Woll for hatts

£7,469
Wormsede £192
Wursteds 17,314 0 0 £18,374
Yarne £627
Summa totalis of the particuler valewes afore wrytten 643,319 18 0
Summa of the residewe inwarde for this year 49,480 16 6

Note: the list for 1565/6 includes several commodities not in the earlier document but without assigning values to them. These are: 'banketing bred, bricks, caroweys, calls of lynen, flowers of feathers, molasses, musterd seade, quayles, racketts, rattells, ruiffs, sieves of gold and silk'.

Footnotes

1 i.e. dolls.
2 Panele.
3 i.e. steel.