1680–89

Evidence from the Port Books of Cardigan

  • 1680 10/4 Diligence of Lancaster. Master Richard Reeder. Sailed to Beaumaris with a cargo of 8 w. salt.
  • 1681 4/8 Black of Eagle of Amsterdam visited Cardigan with a cargo of rye from Amsterdam.
  • 1682  Early signs of Shipbuilding? since a ship named ‘Justice of Cardigan’ carried herrings to Bristol.
  • 1682 3/1 (Tues.) ‘Fisher’ of Milford. Master John Thompson of Cardigan sailed to Dartmouth with 60 barrels of herring.
  • 1682 30/1 (Fri.) ‘Paramour’ sailed from Cardigan to Falmouth with 100 ‘meise’ of white herrings.
  • 1682 6/3 (Mon.) Eagle of Lancaster. Master George Taylor.  Carried salt from Lancashire.
  • 1682 14/8 Bonaventure of Lancaster, master Thomas Sweeting from Liverpool with 100 lb of salt.
  • 1682 9/10 The Love of Faversham, master Robert Collins from Norway with 2 iron pans, 3 millstones, 20 small baulks, 30 deals, 4, 000 brickworks.
  • 1683 10/7 Providence of Wexford, Master Williams Esmond. 12, 000 hilling stones to Dublin.
  • 1684 20/5 Good Behaviour of Cardigan. Master Thos. Freeland. Cargo to London of 1 brl of ale, 1 small rundlet and 2 pots of salmon.
  • 1687 10/5 Good Behaviour of Cardigan took 500 oats, one barrel of ale and one runlet of salmon to London.
  • 1688 28/3 Neptune of Ilfracombe brought 9 tons of timber from Barmouth.
  • Latter 17c Three sisters of Cardigan journeyed to Chepstow for pig iron, sow iron, hammers, and other requisites of the new industry.
  • Location of the forge not known – somewhere in centre of town.