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Studer, Paul, ed., The Port Books of Southampton, 1427-1430 [sic] (Southampton Record Society, 15) Read this source online

Text name(s): Local Port Customs Account of Robt Florys, Water-Blf and Rcvr of Southamp

Number of pages of primary source text: 119


Dates: 1426 - 1430

Archival Reference: Southampton Rec. Office

Original Language(s): 

  • Anglo-Norman


  • Translated into English.
  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: Only first 13 pages are translated

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England
  • Italy

County/Region: Hampshire; Southampton

Record Types: 

  • Account Roll - Port Customs

Subject Headings: 

  • Economy - Trade
  • Maritime
  • Towns / Cities
  • Travel / Pilgrimage


  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Appendix
  • Introduction


Studer mistakenly dated 1426/7 account as 1427/8. Account for 1426/7 is divided into part one covering northern trade and part two covering Mediterranean (mainly Italian) trade, and is printed in full. Only selections from the account for 1429/30 are printed. Appendix contains tables summarizing imports and exports (121-42). Glossary (143-60); Index of Ports and Boats and Index of Persons (161-79)

Introduction Summary: 

Introduction (pp. v-xxviii) discusses the manuscript and its author, the rise of the port of Southampton and its trade. Includes extensive glossary of Anglo-Norman words since Studer was a language expert.

Cataloger: MAK