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Extracts from the Levant Company Ledgers

These extracts are all those which feature carpets in the two volumes covering 1619-1640. All the entries are records of the impost paid to the Company in London. Entries which do not have a rating involved more than one commodity. The folio number refers to the trading page for that merchant, often there are several names to a page. The most frequent descriptive word was ‘bales’, an unknown and possibly variable quantity. It is probable that Abel Guilliame was the same person as Abel Williams, who with his brother, John Williams, was a substantial trader with the Company, and held several posts within the Company administration.

PRO SP 105 157
Year Month Folio No. Merchant Ship Type Quantity Duty
1623 July 110 Millward, R Sapphire bales 2 13s. 4d
105 Nichols, F    " bales 2 13s.4d
Sept 105    " Royal Exchange   unknown £1.13.2d
118 Gilman, B    " bales 3 £1
128 Edmonds, S    " unknown £1.8.4d
121 Williams, S Globe bales 2 10s 8d
1625 March 128 Edmonds, S Royal Exchange   unknown £1.6.7d
1626 June 148 Flyer, F    " bale 1 6s 4d
Sept 165 Mustard, T Paragon   unknown £1.9.8d
1627 June 178 Wyche, E Royal Exchange bale 1 18s 8d
PRO SP 105 158
1629 Feb 106 Guilliame, A Sampson silk £26.1.8d
19 Cordell, J Royal Merchant   unknown
1630 Dec 114 Harby, T Merchant unknown £2.6.6d
1631 May 19 Cordell, J Champion bales 2 13s 4d
5 Martin, G    " bales 2 13s 4d
7 Rainsborough, W    " silk 1 £1.5.8d
7    " Resolution   silk £1.9.4d
? Edmonds, S Sampson bale 1 6s 4d
Dec 44 Edmonds, S Royal Merchant bales 2
1632 July 49 Chambers Consent   unknown 6s 8d
90 Craddock    " unknown 17s
98 Andrews, H    " bales 3 15s
1633 Aug ? Freeman, T Royal Merchant bales 1 ½ 3s 6d
44 Edmonds, S    "   unknown £2.8.10d
126 Guilliame, A    "   21 6s 4d
126    " Margaret Constance   16 £6.19.0d
1634 Dec 43 Gayor, J Rainbow unknown £12.8.6d
49 Chambers,    " unknown £9.5.0d
126 Guilliame, A    " unknown £11.5.0d
134 Rainsborough, W    " bale 1 5s 0d
1635 May 63 Phettiplace Mary unknown 7s 6d
Oct 153 Leader, W Royal Merchant bale 1 5s 0d