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1423 - Inventory of Keeper of King's Ships (1)

Record
Date 1423
Topic Inventory of equipment belonging to the royal balinger 'Petit John'
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Southampton, the homeport of the Petit John.
Southampton docks, a view towards the container terminal from the Queen Elizabeth II Terminal / David Dixon, 16 July 2016, Creative Commons, via Geograph.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-04-21. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-05-04.

Record

[1423-27:]
Foreign receipts lately coming from the royal ballinger called Petit John for the safe-keeping of this ballinger, that is to say:
Anchor1 [p. 156:]
Purchases from previous years, that is to say:
Iron chains for the same4 weighing 24 lb
Hawser for making bacsteyes1 weighing 1 cwt 9 lb
Cable for the same ballinger1 weighing 3½ cwt 18 lb
Hawser for yerdropes and takkes for the same
1 weighing 1 cwt 1 qua 7 lb
Oars for the same ballinger6
Lanterns2
Anchor for the same ballinger1
Hawsers of white Bridport yarn for foresteyes, wynd-y-ng hauncer
and boyropes for the same2 weighing cwt 3 qua 5 lb
[F.64r.] Cable for the same ballinger] 1 weighing 2 cwt 1 qua
A certain sondynglyn1
Small rope called crenelyn1
Large oars for the same ballinger15
Mast for the same ballinger1
Hawsers for hedropes and takkes2 weighing 2 cwt 1 qua 3 lb[1]

Source notes

Italic type as in printed source. First brackets IRHB's, second as in printed source. One half fraction has horizontal stroke in printed source. The inventories were compiled by or on behalf of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships.[2]

The editor provides glosses for most of the technical terms occurring in the passage:
Bakstay] A "[s]tanding rigging leading aft"[3]
Takkes] Ropes for confining the "foremost lower corner of a course in a fixed position when the wind crosses the ship's course obliquely, leading forward"[4]
Hauncer] Also 'hawser', large rope or, more properly, middle sized cable.[5]
Boyrope] Rope with which a buoy was attached to an anchor.[6]
Sondynglyn] A sounding-line.[7]

IRHB comments

Susan Rose's translation. The editor of the inventories dates them 1422–27,[8] but since a reference to letters patent dated 5 March 1423 occurs in the preamble to the inventories,[9] I date them 1423–27. At least during the period in question, the home port of the Petit John was Southampton. For discussion see Petit John (Southampton).

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  1. Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), pp. 155-56.
  2. See Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), pp. 6-27: 'The career of William soper', and The History of Parliament: Soper, William (d. 1458/9), of Southampton and London.
  3. Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), p. 253 s.n Bakstay.
  4. Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), p. 260 s.n Takkes.
  5. Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), p. 257 s.n Hauncer.
  6. Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), p. 254 s.n Boyrope.
  7. Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), p. 259 s.n Sondynglyn.
  8. As per sub-title: Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), and see e.g. p. 3.
  9. Rose, Susan, ed. The Navy of the Lancastrian Kings: Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427 (Publications of the Navy Records Society, vol. 123) (London, 1982), p. 133.