Appraisements of Elizabethan Privateersmen

By K.R. Andrews, published February 1951


The records of the High Court of Admiralty in the PRO include a series known as the files of Libels. Among these documents are occasionally found appraisements, usually of prize ships. Particularly interesting are those of the English privateers Katherine of Weymouth, Barkway and Fortunas of London, vessels of between thirty and seventy tons, in the three years immediately following the defeat of the Armada.

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