• July 1643: An Ordinance for the speedy Rising and Leavying of Moneys, set by way of Charge or new Impost, on the severall Commodities mentioned in the Schedule hereunto annexed; Aswell for the better securing of Trade, as for the maintenance of the Forces raised for the Defence of the King and Parliament, both by Sea and Land, as for and towards the Payment of the Debts of the Common-wealth, for which the Publique Faith is, or shall be given.

    textile and clothing related excerpts from a book of custom rates of 1643. Several of the rates are unchanged from those c. 1600.

    Modern English (post-1500)
    Renaissance Clothing and Textile Terms
    1600 AD - 1699 AD
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    Taken from Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, published in 1911. pgs 202-214.

Items

LACE IMPORTED

For every dozen yards of Bone-Lace of thred, three shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 3, Unit: yard, Material: linen bobbin lace

Item, for a grosse of Britten Lace, containing twelve dozen yards, three shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.24, Unit: yard, Material: britten lace

Item, for Cruell-Lace, the small grosse containing twelve dozen, foure shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.33, Unit: yard, Material: crewel lace

Item, for gold and silver Lace imported, the pound containing twelve ounces Troy, six shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 6, Unit: ounce, Material: gold and silver lace (imported)

Item, for every ounce Troy of gold and silver Lace, six pence

Unit Price (in pence): 6, Unit: ounce, Material: gold and silver lace

Item, for every grosse of Pomate Lace, containing twelve dozen yards, one shilling

Unit Price (in pence): 1, Unit: yard, Material: pommel lace

Item, for every pound of silk Bone Lace containing sixteen ounces, two shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 1.5, Unit: ounce, Material: silk bobbin lace

Item, for every pound of all other sorts of silke Lace, one shilling

Unit Price (in pence): 0.75, Unit: ounce, Material: other silk lace

LEATHER IMPORTED

Item, for every dozen of Spanish Leather, or Cordevant, foure shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 4, Unit: hide, Material: Spanish leather

Item, for every dozen of Spruse or Danske Leather, two shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 2, Unit: hide, Material: spruce or Danish leather

Item, for every piece of Hangings gilt, foure shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 48, Unit: hide, Material: gilt hangings

LINNENS IMPORTED

For every piece of Callicoe, fine or course, six pence

Unit Price (in pence): 6, Unit: piece, Material: calico

Item, for every piece of Cambrick, containing six els and a halfe, two shillings six pence

Unit Price (in pence): 5, Unit: ell, Material: cambric

Item, for every piece of Cambrick, containing thirteen els, five shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 5, Unit: ell, Material: cambric

Item, for every piece of French Canvas for tabling being an ellbroad and upward, containing one hundred ells, six score to the hundred, three shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.36, Unit: ell, Material: canvas for tabling

Item, for every piece of striped or tufted Canvas with Thred, containing fifteen yards, two shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 1.6, Unit: yard, Material: canvas striped, tufted or quilted with thread

Item, for every piece of striped, tufted, or quilted Canvas with Silke containing fifteen yards, foure shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 3.2, Unit: yard, Material: canvas striped, tufted or quilted with silk

Item, for every piece of striped Canvas, with Copper, containing 15 yards, four shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 3.2, Unit: yard, Material: canvas striped with copper

Item, for every piece of working narrow Canvas for Cushions, containing 100 ells or 120, three shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.36, Unit: ell, Material: narrow working canvas

Item, for every piece of working broad Canvas containing 120 els, five shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.5, Unit: ell, Material: broad working canvas

Item, for every piece of the broadest sort of working Canvas containing 120 els, six shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.5, Unit: ell, Material: broad working canvas

Item, for every yard of Damask tabling, made in Holland, and imported, one shilling

Unit Price (in pence): 12, Unit: piece, Material: damask tabling

Item, for every dozen of Diapier-napkins, made in Holland, & imported, one shilling

Unit Price (in pence): 1, Unit: napkin, Material: diaper napkin

Item, for every halfe piece of Lawn containing six els and a halfe, three shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 5.5, Unit: ell, Material: lawn

Item, for every whole piece of Lawn containing thirteen ells, six shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 5.5, Unit: ell, Material: lawn

Item, for every piece of Callicoe Lawn, one shilling foure pence

Unit Price (in pence): 16, Unit: piece, Material: calico lawn

Item, for every piece of French Lawns, one shilling six pence

Unit Price (in pence): 18, Unit: piece, Material: french lawn

Item, for every ell of Flanders Holland Cloth, viz., Flemisn Cloth, Gentish Cloth, Isingham Cloth, Overisillis Cloth, Rous Cloth, Brabant Cloth, Embden Cloth, Freeze Cloth, Brown Holland, Bagg Holland three pence

Unit Price (in pence): 3, Unit: ell, Material: flemish linen cloth

Item, for every piece of Brittish linnen Cloth, containing five score els, five shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.5, Unit: ell, Material: british linen cloth

Item, for every ell of Cowfield cloth or Plats, one penny

Unit Price (in pence): 1, Unit: ell, Material: cowfield cloth

Item, for every ell of elbing or Dansk Cloth, double Ploy, one penny

Unit Price (in pence): 1, Unit: ell, Material: elbing cloth

Item, for every piece of Hanborow and Slecia Cloth broad, containing one hundred ells, at six score the hundred, ten shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.1, Unit: ell, Material: broad hamburg linen

Item, for the like [Henborow or Slecia cloth] for narrow cloth, 8 shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.08, Unit: ell, Material: narrow hamburg cloth

Item, for every piece of broad and narrow Dowlace, containing five score and six ells, three shillings foure pence

Unit Price (in pence): 0.37, Unit: ell, Material: dowlas

Item, for every piece of Linnen cloth called Minsters, the Roll containing fifteen hundred ells, at five score to the hundred, forty shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.32, Unit: ell, Material: minsters linen

Item, for every Roll of Oxenbrigg containing fifteen hundred ells, at five score the hundred, two pound ten shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.4, Unit: ell, Material: Oxenbridge

Item, for every hundred ells of Soulthwitch, containing six score to the hundred, three shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.3, Unit: ell, Material: Southwich

Item, for every piece of Polonia ulsters Hannovers Lubecke narrow Slecia, narrow Westfalia, narrow Handford, plain Napkinning, and all other narrow cloth of High-dutch land, and the East Countrey, white or browne, and not otherwise containing one hundred ells, three shellings

Unit Price (in pence): 36, Unit: piece, Material: Other linen cloths

Item, for every ell of Strasborough or Hamborow linnen cloth,two pence

Unit Price (in pence): 2, Unit: ell, Material: Strasburg or hamburg linen

Item, for every twelve dozen paire of playing Cards imported, foure shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.3, Unit: pack, Material: playing cards

Item, for every yard of scarlet-cloth made in France or Florence, imported, three shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 36, Unit: yard, Material: scarlet cloth

Item, for every hundred, containing fivescore of Elephants teeth, six shillings eight pence

Unit Price (in pence): 0.8, Unit: tooth, Material: elephant tusk

Item, for every tonne of Amys Spanish Spruse and Swethish iron, seven shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 84, Unit: ton, Material: spanish spruce, swedish iron

Item, for every Callicoe Quilt, two shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 24, Unit: quilt, Material: calico quilt

Item, for every dozen of Quilts of the French making, foure shillings eight pence

Unit Price (in pence): 4.6, Unit: quilt, Material: french quilts

Item, for every Sattin, or other Silke Quilt, six shillings and eight pence

Unit Price (in pence): 80, Unit: quilt, Material: satin or silk quilt

Item, for every halfe barrell of Gad steele, ten shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 120, Unit: half barrel, Material: gad steel

Item, every hundred of long steele, one shilling six pence

Unit Price (in pence): 0.2, Unit: a long steel, Material: long steel

THRED IMPORTED

For every dozen pound of Bridges thred, two shillings three pence

Unit Price (in pence): 2.25, Unit: pound, Material: Bruges thread

Item, for every hundred of Crosbow thred, three shillings eight pence

Unit Price (in pence): 0.42, Unit: crossbow thread, Material: Crossbow thread

Item, every baile of Lions or Paris thred, one pound ten shillings

Notes:

note: in a tudor rate book of 1558, there was the listing, "paris thread the bale containing c bolts"

Unit Price (in pence): 36, Unit: bolt, Material: Lyons or Paris thread

Item, for every dozen pound of Ontuall thred three shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 3, Unit: pound, Material: Ontuall thread

Item, for every dozen pound of peecing thred, foure shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 4, Unit: pound, Material: piecing thread

Item, for every pound of sisters thred, nine pence

Unit Price (in pence): 9, Unit: pound, Material: sisters thread

Item, for every dozen pound of whited brown [thread] foure shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 4, Unit: pound, Material: thread

Item, for every gallon of strong water made here, to be paid by the first seller thereof, eight pence

Unit Price (in pence): 8, Unit: gallon, Material: nitric acid

WYER IMPORTED

Item, for every pound of dagger wyer, to be paid by the first buyer from the Merchant, three pence

Unit Price (in pence): 3, Unit: pound, Material: dagger wire

Item, for every hundred weight of Iron Wyer, five shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.6, Unit: pound, Material: iron wire

Item, for every hundred of Lattin Wyer, five shillings

Unit Price (in pence): 0.6, Unit: pound, Material: latten wire

Item, for every pound of Steele Wyer, two pence

Unit Price (in pence): 2, Unit: pound, Material: steel whire

Goods re-exported to be free.

Item, That the Excise hereby set upon every the forraigne Commodities above mentioned, is to be paid by the first buyer of the Commoditie from the Merchant, or Importer thereof, unlesse it be otherwise appointed by these presents. And all Commodities here rated, which are first imported and then exported (bona fide) shall be free, so that it be exported within three moneths next after the passing of the Ordinance hereunto annexed

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