Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Printed and Online Primary Sources for the Middle Ages

Source Details

Gras, Norman S. B., ed., "A List of Local Customs Due in the Port of Ipswich (?) c 1303 " in The Early English Customs System: A Documentary Study of the Institutional and Economic History of the Customs from the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Century. (Cambridge: Harvard Economic Studies, vol. 18, pp. 159-63)

Text name(s): 

Number of pages of primary source text: 5


Dates: 1303 - 1303

Archival Reference: PRO, E122/157/12.

Original Language(s): 

  • Anglo-Norman
  • Latin


  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England

County/Region: East Anglia; Suffolk; Ipswich

Record Types: 

  • Custumal
  • Taxes

Subject Headings: 

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


  • Index
  • Glossary


The list is written in an alternating mix of Latin and Anglo-Norman. It consists mainly of the customs due on different types of commodities. There is a similar local port customs list written in Anglo-Norman for Sandwich (in William Boys, Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent with Notices of the Other Cinque Ports, etc. (Canterbury, 1792, pp. 435-40), and for Southampton, in The Oak Book of Southampton of c. A.D.1300, ed. Paul Studer (Southampton Record Society, v. 10-12, 1910-11), vol. II.

Introduction Summary: 

Introduction, glossary/index included in the volume.

Cataloger: MAK