short history of the Company of Merchants of the Staple of England by E. E. Rich

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This ed. previously printed: York: Ben Johnson & Co. Ltd., 1968.

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The Company of Merchants of the Staple is one of the oldest mercantile corporations in England. It is rare, possibly unique, in being ‘of England‘ and not bounded by any city or municipality. It may trace its ancestry back as far as or even further. The Merchants were in Bruges inDordrecht inAntwerp in and St Omer in with Charters from the Dukes of Burgundy and the Counts of.

With some two hundred merchants, in it was known as the “New Company of English Merchants dwelling nowe at Calais” and in as “The Mayor and Company of the Staple at Calais.” The Company later paid for and eventually managed the garrison in the city.

The Right Worshipful Company of the Merchants of the Staple continued to manage the supply of wool to the clothing industry right up to the industrial revolution. The Company of Merchants of the Staple of England, the Merchants of the Staple, also known as the Merchant Staplers, is an English company incorporated by Royal Charter in (and so the oldest mercantile corporation in England) dealing in wool, skins, lead and tin which controlled the export of wool to the continent during the late medieval period.

The company of the staple may perhaps trace its. History. Although a community of English merchants concerned with the export trade existed before this time, the Company of the Staple can be confidently traced back towhen the first royal grant was issued giving the merchants unequivocal control of the export trade in staple commodities.

In the "Community of the Merchant of the Staples" moved to Calais from Bruges and soon became known as the Mayor and Company of the Merchants. In the "Community of the Merchant of the Staples" moved to Calais from Bruges and soon became known as the Mayor and Company of the Merchants of the Staple of England.

In order to ship wool to Calais a merchant had to be a member of the Company and to obey its ordinances. The location of the staple varied, but in the 14th century it was fixed at Calais, then held by England.

The crown granted the Merchants of the Staple a monopoly over the export of wool and in return collected the duties. The Staplers exerted their greatest influence in the 15th century, becoming one of the crown’s most important financiers.

Merchants of the Staple. Draft of a Letter from the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen to the Lords of the Council, forwarding a Petition from the Merchants of the Staple, who were much perplexed by proceedings, taken against them in the Court of Exchequer, by the King's Patentees, under the Statute 5 & 6 Edward VI., which the merchants alleged was made against Brogers, and not intended.

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A staple was a trading centre in England or occasionally abroad, where traders deposited certain important commodities, bought and sold there. Edward II is regarded as the ‘father of the English Staple’ since it was during his reign that the Ordinance of the Staple.

The first wool staple (i.e., a place designated by royal ordinance as a special center of commerce) was established inand the first compulsory staple, where all wool exporters were required to trade, was set up in The staple was moved from place to place according to political needs, but in a group of 26 English merchants was incorporated as the Company of the Staple at Calais with a.

COMPANY OF MERCHANTS OF THE STAPLE OF ENGLAND (THE) - Free company information from Companies House including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity. East India Company, also called English East India Company, formally (–) Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies or (–) United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies, English company formed for the exploitation of trade with East and Southeast Asia and India, incorporated by royal charter on Decem From the start of his career as a young woolmerchant, aboutGeorge Cely was a hoarder.

He kept everything, from important business accounts down to the scrap of paper on which his father had once noted that the brewer and tailor hadn't been paid yet. The result is a rich collection, which not merely documents the Cely family's activities as staplers and ship-owners, but also gives vivid 5/5(1).

Company of Merchants of the Staple of England. God Be Our Friend. Merchant Staplers. By electronic means only. See website for contact details. [email protected] Provincial Guild. Date of Founding. 13th. INTRODUCTION Origins of a London merchant.

The letters published here were written by the London merchant John Paige in the years to They were used in an accounting between Paige and one of his trading associates, William Clerke, and form part of a larger Master's exhibit in Chancery which includes accounts, invoices, bills of lading, and letters written by Paige's other trading.

First inthe Hanseatic merchants were deprived of their ancient rights to export cloth to the Netherlands. Five years later, customs duties were raised on the import of cloth, thereby conferring more special privileges on the domestic cloth trade and increasing the.

Merchants of the staple of England. Ordinance book of the Merchants of the staple. Cambridge [Eng.] The University Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E E Rich; Merchants of the staple of England. Pages in category "Merchants of the Staple" The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes (). The plan was for the Government to borrow £1, at the modest interest of eight per cent. To encourage capitalists, the subscribers were to be incorporated by the name of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England.

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They originated in the laws of the commune of Oleron. They were adopted by the seaport towns of Normandy and Brittany. A SHORT HISTORY OF YORK, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. By Tim Lambert. ROMAN YORK. The Romans founded the city of York. They invaded Yorkshire in 71 CE and built a fort between the rivers Ouse and Foss.

By the mid 2nd century a small town grew up by the fort. Merchant Company Charters The general principle applied to these companies was one which had long been familiar in the cases of the Merchants of the Staple and the Merchant Adventurers. A charter was given to an association of merchants conveying to them exclusive rights of trading in particular fields, with jurisdiction over their own members.

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This interest was most apparent when the tobacco trade promised a revenue to the Crown, but the encouragement of the growth of other staple products, the spasmodic revival of acts touching English shipping and the balance of trade, and the main- tenance of staple ports in England are all new activities appearing in the records of the company.

William Caxton, (born c. Kent, England—diedLondon), the first English printer, who, as a translator and publisher, exerted an important influence on English literature. In he was apprenticed to Robert Large, a rich mercer, who in the following year became lord mayor of died inand Caxton moved to Brugge, the centre of the European wool trade; during the.

The Irish staple, which dated from the thirteenth century, was initially established to regulate the trade of basic, or staple, goods such as wool and hides which could only be sold to foreign merchants in designated ‘staple’ towns—originally Dublin, Waterford, Cork and Drogheda.

It also provided a sure way for traders to recover their debts. In the s, John Johnson, merchant of the Staple in Calais, largely relied on his wife, Sabine, to manage his affairs in England while he was in Calais working as a wool merchant.

They signed their letters as ‘loving husband’ or ‘loving wife’, and John concluded one by wishing that Sabine was in his bed. By the 12th century, the butter business was booming across northern Europe.

Records show that Scandinavian merchants exported tremendous amounts each year, making the spread a central part of their economy.

Butter was so essential to life in Norway, for example, that the King demanded a full bucket every year as a tax. The Merchants of the Staple were a medieval guild (or something like one) and need an article. The staple and Staple port are both excessively anglocentic and these and Staple right should be merged.

17th and 18th century Sweden also had a system of staple ports, which were the only places from which goods could be exported. After Calais was taken in26 traders were incorporated into the ‘Company of the Staple of Calais’ and in exchange for its cooperation in payment of taxes, the company was granted a total monopoly of wool exports from England.

Flemish and Italian wool merchants were familiar figures in the wool markets of England, ready to buy the. Thomas Hall (), a ship's captain, shipowner and merchant, is remembered by students of Anglo-Indian history as a leading contractor for shipping to the East India Company. The second important Navigation Act was the Staple Act ofwhich provided that all goods exported from Europe to America must first land in England.

Only a few colonial imports were exempt from this prohibition: salt, servants, various provisions from Scotland, and wine from Madeira and the Azores. Merchant and shopkeeper Ramsay worked at this desk in Alexandria, Virginia, in the mids.

The desk’s interior was a business center, where the merchant tracked and recorded financial transactions. Ramsay’s account ledgers fit the niches in the upper portion of the bookcase. M D Harris, Life in an Old English Town M Bateson, Records of Leicester, II, Intro lvi-lxiv J M Lambert, Two Thousand Years of Gild Life, pp M Sellers, A Short Account of the Mystery of Merchants and Company of Adventurers of York, C P Rpp 20, 74, 97; Unwin, Gilds and Companies of London, pp; Outside the British Isles, England is often erroneously considered synonymous with the island of Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) and even with the entire United e the political, economic, and cultural legacy that has secured the perpetuation of its name, England no longer officially exists as a governmental or political unit—unlike Scotland, Wales, and Northern.

John Stevens account book, (Account Book also includes accounts for Samuel Whittemore, ) 1 part reel of microfilm Biographical sketch. John Stevens () was a merchant and landowner in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the late colonial period.

Canadian Economic History. Toronto. University of Toronto Press, Christy, Miller, Esq. Attempts Toward Colonization: The Council for New England and the Merchant Ventures of Bristol, – The American Historical Review.

Vol. 4 (4): Mathews, K. “A History of the West of England-Newfoundland fishery.”. Mayflower, the ship that carried the Pilgrims from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Although no detailed description of the original vessel exists, marine archaeologists estimate that the square-rigged sailing ship weighed about tons and measured 90 feet (27 metres) long.

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