Forty-eight bills of entry recording goods exported on ships from the port of Bristol during 1816. Printed weekly, merchants could subscribe to receive these sheets in order to keep appraised of the latest information concerning the state of merchant shipping outward from the port. The names of ships, their masters, and destinations are listed, together with a detailed inventory of goods, with the names of the owners of each shipment being noted. Vessels are recorded sailing to a variety of European and international destinations, including Dublin, Rouen, Guernsey, Waterford, Malta, Livorno, Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Bilbao, Newfoundland, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston and Boston. Of particular interest here are the numerous cargo lists recording goods carried on ships to islands in the West Indies, including Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Nevis, St. Vincent, Dominica, St. Croix. These islands had to import large quantities of goods for the upkeep of plantations, the lists here recording numerous different types of cooking utensils, preserved foods, ironware, farming equipment, tools and medicines.
- Title: Bristol [date] exported from the [date range].
- Production: [Bristol, England] : Printed for George Worrall, Sub-Patentee, by authority by W. Major, John’s Steps, 
Acquired June 2020