Appendix
Foreign trade in early modern Hull to 1700

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Victoria County History

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K. J. Allison (editor)

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1969

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'Appendix: Foreign trade in early modern Hull to 1700', A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 1: The City of Kingston upon Hull (1969), pp. 172-173. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66774 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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APPENDIX: FOREIGN TRADE

TABLE 1: Wool Export: Denizen, 1510–47

(quinquennial figures) (fn. 1)

Sacks exported
1510–141,452 (fn. 2)
1515–192,911
1520–41,877 (fn. 2)
1525–91,712
1530–4348 (fn. 2)
1535–9517
1540–4655
1545–720 (fn. 3)

TABLE 2: Cloth Export: Denizen and Alien, 1510–47

(quinquennial figures) (fn. 4)

Cloths exported
DenizenHanseOther alienTotal
1510–143,1773,4481896,764
1515–192,8723,5432096,624
1520–42,1981,379 (fn. 5) 159 (fn. 6) 3,736
1525–93,0232,5501555,728
1530–41,9031,447853,435
1535–92,9663141853,465
1540–43,58018998 (fn. 7) 3,867
1545–7186 (fn. 7) 202 (fn. 7) 172 (fn. 7) 560

TABLE 3: Cloth Export, 1614 and 1637 (fn. 8)

To BalticTo all other parts
KerseysDozens (fn. 9) KerseysDozens
161432,4802,06213,1333,625
163713,7424,75920,61316,734

TABLE 4: Cloth Export, 1609–1700 (fn. 10)

1609163716821700
Kerseys39,07934,35534,39953,868
Dozens2,72321,49327,65627,335
Bays96112,22117,175

TABLE 5: Various Imports, 1633–96 (fn. 11)

IronFlaxHempTar and pitch
(tons)(cwt.)(cwt.)(lasts and barrels)
1633666,83018513
16811,27311,9388,633192
16851,9719,18518,187250
16961,4635,1082,924286

TABLE 6: Number of Ships Entering Hull from Abroad, 1567–1687 (fn. 12)

Origin1567160916371687
Low Countries41303621
Germany464
France16103519
Spain41
Total Western Europe61457744
Norway3162959
Sweden716
Danzig, Elbing, and Konigsberg14333216
North Baltic418
White Sea and Arctic441
Total North Europe and beyond255369109
Scotland43196
America1
Grand Total129117152154
English ships6160105135
Foreign ships68574719

TABLE 7: Number of Ships Entering Hull Coastwise, 1600–92 (fn. 13)

160016361692
Colliers225132194
Others68186145
Total293318339

Footnotes

1 Based on Eleanora M. Carus-Wilson and Olive Coleman, England's Export Trade, 1275–1547. The figures are for full years ending at Michaelmas in the years stated.
2 4 years only.
3 1 year only.
4 Based on Carus-Wilson and Coleman, op. cit. The figures are for full years ending at Michaelmas in the years stated.
5 4 years only.
6 3 years only.
7 1 year only.
8 Hall, 'Trade of Newcastle & North-East', 134, 284, 288; Davis, Trade & Shipping of Hull, 22.
9 A dozen was reckoned to be worth nearly twice as much as a short-cloth.
10 Hall, thesis cit. 132, 134, 283, 288; Davies, 'Town and Trade of Hull', 158.
11 S.-E. Aström, From Cloth to Iron, i. 204–8.
12 Davis, Trade & Shipping of Hull, 24.
13 Davis, Trade & Shipping of Hull, 24.