The Account Book of the Sally and the Albion

By Basil Greenhill, published February 1968


The account books of these Bideford ships from 1766 – 1815 illustrate perfectly the decline in Bideford’s overseas fortunes in the late 18th / early 19th centuries. The article reviews the growth and decline of Bideford’s and North Devon’s trade both foreign and domestic from 1625 until 1816.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Napoleonic War | English Channel | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines

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