Note: Scotland and the Atlantic: the voyage of the Jonet of Leith, December 1611

By R.J. Hunter, published February 1993


The port books of Leith contain an entry for 16 December 1611 recording the departure of the Jonet for the West Indies with a cargo of pipe staves, perhaps an example of speculative risk taking within the Scottish merchant class in the early seventeenth century.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

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