Follow by email

For more historical tidbits about old Virginia customs and settlers, sign up to receive this free newsletter

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Trade with New England

yorkshire pudding
There is evidence that a commercial intercourse between Virginia and New England began about 1640 when the General Court sitting at New Haven laid down the scale of prices to be used in the purchase of commodities from the Southern Colony. As a result, a lawsuit was brought in New Haven in 1645 by Richard Catchman, as attorney for Florentine Payne of Virginia against Thomas Hart, who was largely indebted to Payne. About the same time, John Thompson was engaged in transporting supplies to the plantations on the James and York rivers and Mr. Evance was also the owner of a vessel employed in the same trade. In 1655, complaint was entered in the court at New Haven that the badness of the biscut and flour made at Milford had brought discredit in the Southern Colony upon all goods imported from the north.
Similar complaints continued. The owners of ships in New England frequently hired themselves to persons in Virginia who wished to export goods from the North.  All sorts of issues occurred, like ship leakage, spoiled goods, and duties charged by the New England States.  As soon as the hostilities broke out between England and Holland in 1672, the ships employed in the trade with New England were in special danger, since being principally ketches, they had little ability to resist an attack of the enemy.

Source: New Haven Colonial Records, vol. 1648-59, p. 35, 170, 239.

Join this blog for more interesting information about the first patriots to Virginia whose sacrifices and actions led a path to the freedom which ultimately resulted in the American Dream.

Join $30 to subscribe for 3 months to Virginia Pioneers and read old wills on line. Easy.

"Virginia Historical Videos"
"Find your Ancestors on Virginia"
Follow us via Email
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Do the Magic Centipede

click here for video
Become a member of the Pioneer Families Community, and enjoy the benefits of a network of genealogy experts: including access to all eight websites, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin, and personal help with your research for any family in GA, NC, SC, or VA. A full year of membership with all these benefits for less than $13 a month, compared with up to $45 a month at
  7. (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
SAVE MONEY! Click on Annual Membership button - $150.00 for one year.


No comments:

Post a Comment