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Research Findings 9 – Piracy and Poole

Piracy and Poole 1580-1730                      Don Nutt Elizabethan Days At the start of the period Piracy was rife in the Poole area and Lloyd saw it as one of Dorset’s important industries[1], “having its rich men even as the wool trade had”. A syndicate, involving local wealthy people and members of the establishment, was believed to […]

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Research Findings 8 – Poole’s Merchant Venturers

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Research Findings 7 – Smuggling

Poole Smugglers – 1580-1730    Cynthia Wall & Susan Jabbari Introduction Roger Guttridge’s book, ‘Dorset Smugglers’ has been used extensively in assembling this summary note. According to him the word “smuggle” probably dates from the Scandinavian languages. The Danish smugle which literally means “smuggle” and the Swedish smuga means a lurking “hole”, the Anglo-Saxon smugan “to […]

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Research Findings 6 – Coastal Shipping

Poole’s Coastal Shipping Trade 1580-1730 Don Nutt https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NGEk73SqQN47GOA2Ip2RfNyj33k4Sr3ZDv_B92unCiA/edit?usp=sharing

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Research Findings 5 – Town and Port of Poole

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Research Findings 4 – 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 made in a visit to the town in around 1540, as follows: ‘Poole was not, in the past, a trading town but it was, for […]

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Research Findings 2 – 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 was not taken until 1801 so any totals of population between these dates can only be estimates and have to be treated with caution. Unfortunately […]

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Research Findings 1 – 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 earlier, during the first year of her reign, the Queen had issued letters patent confirming the Longespee Charter of 1248 and subsequent charters granted by […]

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Fraud and Corruption

Fraud and Corruption contributed by Jenny Oliver In July 1682, William Culliford, an officer in the King’s Customs Service, arrived in Poole prepared to delve into the all too cosy relationship between the Poole merchants and local customs officers. Culliford had been appointed by the Board of Commissioners to survey the efficiency and integrity of […]

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Women

  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 guises and occupations. But we wondered what ‘was life like’ for the women in that time period as they receive very little written recognition in […]