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LEEWARD ISLANDS 6 Seaford
Tryal
6
Now There
Now There
JAMAICA 6 Winchelsea 20 Survey the Coast of the WI then
to return home
NEW YORK 6 Phoenix 30 Now There
NEW ENGLAND Squirrel 20
Rose 20 Order’d Home
“Those at Jamaica Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, are to join upon Occasion for annoying the Pyrates & the Security
of the Trade: And those at New England Virginia and New York are to do the like. Besides these Frigots, two Men of War
were ordered to attend Captain Rogers, late Commander of two Bristol Ships called the Duke and Dutchess, that took
the rich Acapulca ship and made a Tour round the Globe.
TABLE 4A
Public Officials Collecting import/export duties - Customs Collectors for Port Bath in the Eighteenth
century (p. 54 Watson 2005)
Customs collector Dates served Remarks
Wm. Alexander To 1724 Also served Port Currituck
Isaac Ottiwell Mar 1724-1731 See p. 536 council papers Apr15 1724
Wm. Owen Dec 1731-1735 See p 269 Executive Council Minutes,
Burrington letter Oct 17 1732
Roger Ormond Jun 1735-1736
John Rieusset Jul 1736-1739
George Gould Jan 1739-1753
Robert Palmer Jun 1753-1772
Wm. Palmer Feb 1772-1776 Last Royal appointee
Wm. Brown Appt’d by NC Gen Assembly
Nathan Keats or Keais* Dec 1776-1777 Moved to Washington
Ed. Note. James Lee/Leigh 1703 Appointed customs collector to Port
Bath
Source Beaufort Co. Deed Book Vol. I
Ed. Note/ Capt. William Barrow 1704 Deputy Collector of her Majesties
Customs in Port Pamtico of County of
Bath
Source The Colonial Records of NC
Second Series Vol IV, 1702-1708
TABLE 4B EXAMPLE of CUSTOM HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT,
American Mercury newspaper, Custom-House, Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 1722
Entered Inwards. None.
Entered Outwards: Sloop Society, John Thornton, for Jamaica;
Scooner Martha and Mary, James Wilkins, for Bermudos;
Sloop Peggy, Benjamin Harris, for South-Carolina.
Cleared Out for Departure. None
American Mercury, newspaper 1722 - Price Currant at Philadelphia.
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