This offer includes both ‘Calendar of material relating to Ireland from the High Court of Admiralty examinations, 1536–1641’, ed. John Appleby and ‘Calendar of material relating to Ireland from the High Court of Admiralty, 1641–1660’ ed. Elaine Murphy.
These two calendars make available over a century’s worth of records for students of maritime history and those with interests in related economic, social or colonial themes.
The examinations calendared here cover a broad range of subjects including trade to and from Ireland, shipping and ship-ownership, fishing, naval administration and the development of naval technologies, piracy and privateering, while also providing details about people and places. They shed light on the commercial interest of Irish merchants, and on the activities of Dutch and English merchants in Ireland during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, while the war at sea dominates the records concerning Ireland from the outbreak of the rebellion in October 1641 to the surrender of Inishboffin Island to Cromwellian forces in 1653.