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Foster, Brian, ed., The Local Port Book of Southampton 1435-36 (Southampton Record Series, 7)

Text name(s): Local Port Accounts of Southampton

Number of pages of primary source text: 126


Dates: 1435 - 1436

Archival Reference: Southampton R.O., S.C. 5/4, item 3

Original Language(s): 

  • Anglo-Norman


  • Translated into English.
  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: Facing page translation.

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England
  • Italy

County/Region: Hampshire; Southampton

Record Types: 

  • Account Roll - Port Customs

Subject Headings: 

  • Economy - Crafts and Industry
  • Economy - Trade
  • Maritime
  • Towns / Cities
  • Travel / Pilgrimage


  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography


The text is divided into four: the Common Book (non-Italian trade), Alien Book (the Italian trade); summary account and audit (pp. 120-3), and two indentures certifying the receipt of funds by the town bailiff (pp. 124-7). There is also a Bibliography (pp. 128-9),Glossary/index of Commodities (pp. 130-34) and Gender Index (names and places, pp. 135-40).

Introduction Summary: 

Introduction (7 pp) with comments on the manuscript and its author, the language of the accounts, and trade.

Cataloger: MAK