Author Results for Dr Stephen A.Timmons

The Customs Service in the West Country, 1671-1692

By Dr Stephen A.Timmons

This article explores the little known world of the Customs Service as a tool of royal authority.   The role of customs at the port of Exeter until 1683 is outlined, together with the problems caused by obstinate bureaucracy. However the Customs Service was the first line of defence against agitators, as detailed in William Culliford’s […] Read More

Filed under: English Channel | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Administration | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers