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Town and Port of Poole – 1580-1730 __ By Jenny Oliver

In the late C16th the town of Pooleoccupied only the peninsular south of the present railway line. The first detailed street map, the Pythouse map of c. 1630[1], shows a […]

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Population and Occupations

Poole Population and Occupations – 1580-1730    Jenny Oliver  The population of Poole is known pretty accurately from a census of 1574 when 1373 people were recorded. The first national census […]

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Governance

Poole Governance 1580-1730 – Peter Dawes Independence and early development Poole was created an independent County Borough (a “county corporate”) by the Charter 10 Elizabeth 23 June 1568.  Ten years […]

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Poole’s Economy

An economic perspective (1580-1730)    Roger Allen       Preamble Tim Lambert in his paper ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF POOLE’ slightly amends (for the sake of better understanding today) Leland’s words on Poole […]

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Poole’s Merchant Venturers __ By Eddie Newcomb

Preamble From small beginnings as a trading centre in pre-Christian times, Poole survived the fluctuations of history as a somewhat poor fishing and trading port, exporting produce such as wool […]

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Poole Women – 1580-1730, Katy Nutt

Preamble This project is about Poole’s Maritime Heritage in the period 1580-1730 and as such it draws on research materials that largely concern the men of Poole in their different […]

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THINGS OF THE WORLD: 1580 – 1730 Bernard Burgess

Introduction We have grown used, in our modern world, to being governed by democratic methods based on well-organised political parties. These processes evolved in Europe and the United States of […]

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England’s links to Newfoundland – Brian J Galpin

Introduction All parts of the south west peninsula of England and northern coast of France sent boats to the Cod fishing grounds in Newfoundland for 350 years after its discovery. […]

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The lives and some experiences of our leading men – Woodes Rogers

Governor Woodes Rogers Woodes Rogers was a boy in Poole until his teens, when his family moved to Bristol with their shipping and trading business. He went to Newfoundland as […]