Visit of Richard II to Newport. William Hawker, master of
the ship La Maudelyn given the right to impress
mariners to crew his ship in Newport. CPR (1391-6) p.522.
6th September 1394
1397 John Banham, burgess of Newport-on-Usk, shipping
wool through the Carmarthen staple. (ship not named)
1400 John Banham ditto.
A longtrowe was hired for the carriage of timber and another
longtrowe laden with burnt lime was bought at Bristol for
work on the Great Tower of Newport Castle.
1440 The Swan had its home port at
Newport CPR (1436-41) p.411
1447 Stone for use at Newport Castle was carted to
Bristol and there sawn into pieces for transport by boat
to Newport. Also sea coal was brought from Hanham just east
of Bristol for burning lime for the castle. Eighteen boat-loads
of 'stone called Lyas' were shipped from Penarth.
1461 The Trinity of Newport, master
John 'Thloyd' taking cloth from Bristol to Ireland.
Probable date for the Newport Ship arriving at Newport.
The Christopher of Newport brought fish etc.
from Ireland to Bristol Morris Hagharn master. Richard ap
Meric, John Parkyns, Walter Lincoln, William Kemes, John
ap Prine, John Develyn shippers.
John Cabot and The Matthew sailed from Bristol
on a voyage of discovery to North America, probably Newfoundland.
1522 Survey of the Estates of the Duke of Buckingham
haith a goodly haven commyng unto hit,
well occupied with small Crayes whereunto a veray great
shippe may resoorte and have good harbour."
1541 The Margaret de Newport brought
fish to Bristol.
1550 The James of Newport mentioned
in the will of Sir William Herbert He bequeathed her with
"all manner of cabelle, anchors, ropes, tacklinge,
guns, and ordynnce weapons" to his second son George.
1551 The Mary George de Newport brought
wine to Bristol Le Ros de Newport shipped
cloth from Bristol
1565 The Trinity de Newport 24 tons
Philip Jayne, Master, sailed from Cork in Ireland to Bristol
with a cargo of skins.
a return of shipping compiled during the reign of Elizabeth
I, Newport had the following vessels.
Dragon 100 tons, Richard Baker, Master
White Eagle 100 tons, William Peche,
Griffand 40 tons, Warren Poor, Master
Lyon 40 tons, Thomas White, Master
Black Lyon 34 tons, John Cotton, Master
Steven 30 tons, Reinaldus Sherman, Master
Samuell 30 tons, John Smythe, Master
Mary Rose 26 tons, John Phillips, Master
plus a number of smaller ships.
Bob Trett 2007