Early Stuart Mariners and Shipping - The Maritime Surveys of Devon and Cornwall 1619-1635, by Todd Gray
Published by The Devon and Cornwall Record Society in 1990, 171 pages. Paperback with Dust Jacket (N5953)
From the inside front fly leaf: This book contains all the surviving early Stuart surveys of Mariners and Shipping for Devon and Cornwall, including a hitherto unknown one of south Devon discovered in the Pepys Library at Magdalene College in Cambridge.
From parish to parish, all along the coasts of the two counties and in some cases far inland, the seafaring population is delineated. There are about 6000 names in all, a source for social and maritime historians and especially valuable for family historians in the two counties. Included in the introduction is an analysis of contemporary ships' names.
Condition of the book is generally ok. The dust jacket has one or two very minor scuffs, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The book has very slight spine roll along the left hand edge, and curves gently upwards along the right side. There is also light bubbling to the inside pages throughout.