THE
Carriers Coſmographie.

or
A Briefe Relation,
of
The Innes, Ordinaries, Hoſteries,
and other lodgings in, and neere London, where
the Carriers, Waggons, Foote-poſts and
Higglers, doe uſually come, from any parts,
townes, ſhires and countries, of the Kingdomes
of England, Principality of Wales, as alſo from
the Kingdomes of Scotland and
Ireland.


With nomination of what daies of
the weeke they doe come to London, and on
what daies they returne, whereby all ſorts of
people may finde direction how to receiue,
or ſend, goods or letters, unto ſuch places
as their occaſions may require.


As alſo,
Where the Ships, Hoighs, Barkes,
Tiltboats, Barges and wherries, do uſually attend
to Carry Paſſengers, and Goods to the coaſt
Townes of England, Scotland, Ireland, or the
Netherlands; and where the Barges and
Boats are ordinarily to bee had
that goe up the River of
Thames weſtward
from London.



London Printed by A. G. 1 1637.


Printer’s ornament

To all
Whom it may concerne, with my
kinde remembrance to the Poſts, Carriers,
Waggoners and Higglers.

IF any man or woman whomſoever hath either occaſion or patience to Read this following deſcription, it is no doubt but they ſhall find full ſatisfaction forasmuch as they laid out for the booke, if not, it is againſt my will, and my good intentions are loſt and fruſtrate. I wrote it for three Cauſes, firſt for a generall and neceſſary good uſe for the whole Common-wealth, ſecondly to expreſſe my gratefull duty to all thoſe who have honeſtly paid me my mony which they owed me for my Bookes of the collection of Tavernes, in London and Weſtminſter, and tenne ſhires or Counties next round about London, and I doe alſo thanke all ſuch as doe purpoſe to pay me heereafter: thirdly, (for the third ſort) that can pay me and will not; I write this as a document: I am well pleaſed to leave them to the hangmans tuition (as being paſt any other mans mending) for I would have them to know, that I am ſenſible of the too much loſſe that I doe ſuffer by their pride or couſenage, their number being ſo many, and my charge ſo great, which I paid for paper and printing of thoſe bookes, that the baſe dealing of thoſe ſharks is Inſupportable; But the tedious Toyle that I had in this Collection, and the harſh and unſavoury anſwers that I was faine to take patiently, from Hoſtlers, Carriers, and Porters, may move any man that thinks himſelfe mortall to pitty me.

A direction

In ſome places I was ſuſpected for a proiector, or one that had deviſed ſome tricke to bring the Carriers under ſome new taxation; and ſometimes I was held to have been a man taker, a Serieant or baylife to arreſt or attach mens good or beaſts; indeed I was ſcarce taken for an honeſt man amongſt the moſt of them: all which ſuppoſitions I was inforced oftentimes to waſh away, with two or three Iugges of Beere, at moſt of the Innes I came to; In ſome Innes or Hoſteries, I could get no certaine Intelligence, ſo that I did take Inſtructions at the next Inne unto it, which I did oftentimes take upon truſt though I doubted it was indirect and imperfect,

Had the Carriers hoſtlers and others knowne my harmeleſſe and honest intendments, I doe thinke this following relation, had beene more large and uſefull, but if there be any thing left out in this firſt Impreſſion, it ſhall be with diligence inſerted hereafter, when the Carriers and I ſhall bee more familiarly acquainted, and they, with the hoſtlers, ſhall be pleaſed in their ingeneroſity, to afford me more Ample directions. In the meane ſpace, I hope I ſhall give none of my Readers cauſe to curſe the Carrier that brought me to towne.

Some may obiect that the Carriers doe often change and ſhift from one Inne or lodging to another, whereby this following direction may be heereafter untrue, to them I anſwer, that I am not bound to binde them, or to ſtay them in any place, but if they doe remove, they may be enquired for at the place which they have left or forſaken, and it is an eaſie matter to finde them by the learned intelligence of ſome other Carrier, an hoſtler, or an underſtanding Porter.

Others may obiect and ſay that I have not named all the townes and places that Carriers doe goe unto in England and Wales: To whom I yeeld, but yet I anſwer, that if a Carrier of Yorke hath a letter or goods to deliver at any towne in his way thither, he ſerves the turne well enough, and there are carriers and meſſengers from Yorke to carry ſuch goods and letters as are to be paſt any waies north, broad and wide as farre or further than Barwicke: ſo he that ſends to Lancaſter, may from thence have what he ſends conveyd to Kendall, or Cockermouth, and what a man ſends to Hereford may from thence be paſſed to Saint Davids in Wales, the Worſter carriers can con
to the Reader.

ey any thing as farre as Carmarthen, and thoſe that goe to Cheſter may ſend to Carnarvan: the carriers or poſts that goe to Exeter may ſend daily to Plimouth, or to the Mount in Cornewall, Maxfield, Chipnam, Hungerford, Newberry: and all thoſe Townes betweene London and Briſtow, the Briſtow carriers doe carry letters unto them, ſo likewiſe all the townes and places are ſerved, which are betwixt London and Lincolne, or Boſton, Yarmouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Walſingham, Dover, Rye or any places of the Kings Dominions with ſafe and true carriage of goods and letters; as by this little bookes directions may be perceived. Beſides, if a man at Conſtantinople or ſome other remote part or Region ſhall chance to ſend a letter to his parents, maſter, or friends that dwell at Nottingham, Derby, Shrewſbury, Exeter, or any other towne in England; then this booke will give inſtructions where the Carriers doe lodge that may convey the ſaid letter, which could not eaſily be done without it: for there are not many that by hart or memory can tell ſuddenly where and when every carrier is to be found, I have (for the eaſe of the Reader & the ſpeedier finding out of every townes name, to which any one would ſend, or from whence they would receive, ſet them downe by way of Alphabet; and thus Reader if thou beeſt pleaſed, I am ſatiſfied, if thou beeſt contented, I am paid, if thou beeſt angry, I care not for it.


Printer’s ornament

A

THe Carriers of Saint Albanes doe come every friday to the ſigne of the Peacocke in Alderſgate ſtreet, on which daies alſo commeth a coach from Saint Albanes to the bell in the ſame ſtreet, the like coach is alſo there for the Carriage of paſſengers every tueſday.
The Carriers of Abington doe lodge at the George in bred ſtreet,2 they do come on wedneſdaies and goe away on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Aylsbury, in Buckinghamſhire, doe lodge at the George neere Holborne bridge, and at the ſwan in the ſtrand, and at the Angel behinde Saint Clements church,3 and at the bell in holborne, they are at one of theſe places every other day.
The Carriers of Ashur doe lodge at the caſtle in great woodſtreet, they are to bee found there on thurſdaies, fridaies and Saturdaies.

B

THe Carriers of Blanvile in Dorcetſhire, doe lodge at the chequer neere Charing croſſe, they doe come thither every ſecond thurſsday, alſo there commeth carriers from Blandfourd, to the ſigne of the Roſe neere Holbourne bridge.
The Carriers of Brayntree, and Bocking in Eſſex doe lodge at the ſigne of the Tabbard in Gracious ſtreet, (neere the conduit) they doe come on thurſdaies and goe away on fridaies.
The Carriers of Bathe doe lodge at the three cups in breadſtreet they come on fridaies and goe on ſaturdaies.

The Carriers of Briſtow doe lodge at the three Cups in bredſtreet, and likewise from Briſtow on Thurſdaies a Carrier which lodgeth at the ſwan neere to holborne bridge,
The Carriers of Brewton in Dorcetſhire doe lodge at the Roſe neere holborne bridge, they come on thurſdaies and goe away on frydaies.
The Carriers from divers parts of Buckinghamſhire and Bedfordſhire, are almoſt every day to bee had at the ſigne of the Saracens head without Newgate.
The Carriers of Broomsbury, doe lodge at the ſigne of the Maidenhead in Cat-eatonſtreet, neere the guildhall in London, they come on thurſdaies and goe away on fridaies.
The Carriers of Bingham, in Nottinghamſhire, doe lodge at the blacke bull in ſmithfield, they come on fridaies.
The Carriers of Bramley in Staffordſhire, doe lodge at the caſtle neere ſmithfield barres, they come on thurſdaies and goe away on fridaies or ſaturdaies.
The Carriers of Burfoord in Oxfordſhire, doe lodge at the bell in friday street, they come on thurſdaies and goe away on fridaies.
The Carriers of Buckhingham doe lodge at the kingshead in the old change, they come wedneſdaies and thurſdaies.
The Carrriers of Buckingham, doe lodge at the ſaracens head in carter lane, they come and goe fridaies and ſaturdaies.
The Carriers of Bewdley in Worceſterſhire, doe lodge at the castle in woodſtreet, they come and goe thurſdaies, fridaies and ſaturdaies.
The Carriers of Buckingham, doe lodge at the George neere holborne bridge, they come and goe on wedneſdaies, thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carries of Brackley in Northamptonſhire, doe lodge at the George neere holborne bridge, they come and goe on wedneſdaies thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers of Banbury in Oxfordſhire doe lodge at the George neere holborne bridge, they goe and come wedneſdaies, thurſdaies and fridaies.

The Carriers of Bedford doe lodge at the three horſeſhooes in in 4 alderſgateſtreet, they come on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Bridge-north doe lodge at the Maidenhead in cateaton street, neere the guild-hall.
The Carriers of Bury (or ſaint Edmonds Bury) in Suffolke, doe lodge at the dolphin without biſhopsgate, they come on thurſdaies.
The Waggons of Bury or Berry in Suffolke, doe come every thurſday to the ſigne of the foure ſwans in biſhopſgate ſtreet.
A foote-poſt doth come from the ſaid Berry every wedenſday to the greene dragon in biſhopſgate ſtreet, by whom letters may be conveyed to and fro.
The Carriers of Barſtable in Devonſhire, doe lodge at the ſtarre in breadſtreet, they come on fridaies and returne on ſaturdaies or mundaies.
The Carriers of Bampton doe lodge at the Mer-maid in carterlane: and there also lodge the Carriers of Buckland, they are there on thursdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers of Brill in Buckinghamſhire, do lodge at the ſigne of Saint Pauls head in carterlane, they come on tueſdaies and wedenſdaies.
The Carriers of Bampton in Lancaſhire, doe lodge at the beare at Baſhingſhaw, they are there to bee had on thurſdaies and fridaies, also thither commeth Carriers from other parts in the ſaid County of Lancaſhire.
The Carriers of Batcombe in Somerſetſhire, do lodge at the crowne (or Iarrets Hall) at the end of baſſing lane neare bread street, they come every friday.
The Carriers of Broughton, in Leiceſterſhiere, doe lodge at the ſigne of the Axe in Aldermanbury; they are there every friday.

C

THe Carrier5 of Colcheſter do lodge at the croſſe-keyes in Gracious ſtreet, they come on the Thurſdaies and goe away on the Fridaies.

The Carrier of Cheſſam in Buckinghamſhire, doth come twice every weeke to the ſigne of the white Hart in high Holborne at the end of Drury lane.
The Carrier of Cogſhall in Suffolk doth lodge at the ſpread Eagle in Gracious ſtreete, he comes and goes on Thurſdaies and Fridaies.
The Waggons from Chipping anger in Eſſex, doe come every Wedneſday to the crowne without Algate.
The Waggons from Chelmsford in Eſſex, come on Wedneſdaies to the ſigne of the blew Boare without Algate.
The Carriers of Cheltenham in Gloceſterſhire, doe lodge at the three caps in Bredstreet, they doe come on Fridaies and goe away on Saturdaies.
The Carriers of Cambden in Gloceſtershire, and of Chippingnorton, doe lodge at the three Cups in Bredstreet, they come and goe Thurdaies, Fridaies, and Saturdaies.
The Carriers of Cheſter doe lodge at the castle in Woodſtreete, they are there to be had on Thurſd. Frid. and Saturdaies.
The Carriers of Chard in Dorſetſhire, do lodge at the Queenes Armes neere Holborne bridge, they are there to be had on Fridaies.
The Carriers of Chard doe lodge at the George in Bredſtreet.
The Carriers of Cheſter do lodge at Bloſſomes (or Boſomes Inne) in Saint Laurence lane, neere Cheapſide, every Thursday.
The Carrier of Coleaſhby in Northamptonſhire, doe lodge at the ſigne of the Ball in Smithfield; also there doe lodge Carriers of divers other parts of that country at the Bell in Smithfield, they do come on the Thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Crawley in Bedfordſhire, doe lodge at the Beare and ragged ſtaffe in Smithfield, they come on the Thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Coventry in Warwickeſhire, doe lodge at the Ram in Smithfield, they come on Wedneſdaies and Thurſdaies.
There are other carriers from Coventry that doe on Thurſdaies and Fridaies come to the Roſe in Smithfield.
The Carrier of Creete in Leiceſterſhire, doe lodge at the Rose in Smithfield.
The Waggons or Coaches from Cambridge, doe come every Thurſday and Friday to the blacke Bull in Biſhopſgate street.

The Carriers of Coventry doe lodge at the ſigne of the Axe in St Mary Axe in Aldermanbury, they are there Thurſdaies and Fridaies.
The Carriers of Cambridge, doe lodge at the Bell in Coleman ſtreete, they come every Thurſday.
The foot-poſt of Canterbury doth come every Wedneſday and Saturday to the ſigne of the two neck’d Swanne at Sommers key, neere Billingsgate,
The Carriers of Crookehorne in Devonſhire, doe lodge at the Queens Armes neere Holborne bridge, they come on Thurſdaies.

D

THe Carriers of Dunmow in Eſſex, doe lodge at the Saracens head in Gracious ſtreet, they come and goe on Thurſdaies and Fridaies.
The Waggons from Dunmow, doe come every Wedneſday to the crowne without Algate.
The Carriers of Ditmarſh in Barkeſhire, doe lodge at the George in Bredſtreet.
The Carriers of Doncaſter in Yorkeſhire, and many other parts in that country, doe lodge at the Bell, or Bell Savage without Ludgate, they do come on Fridaies, and goe away on Saturdaies or Mundaies.
The Carriers of Dorcheſter, doe lodge at the Roſe neere Holborne bridge, they come and goe on Thurſdaies and Fridaies.
The Carriers of Denbigh in Wales, doe lodge at Boſomes Inne every Thurſday: alſo other carriers doe come to the ſaid Inne from other parts of that country.
The Carrier of Daintree, doth lodge every Friday night at the croſſe keyes in St Iohns ſtreet.
The Carrier from Duncehanger, and other places neere Stony Stratford, doe lodge at the three cups in St Johns ſtreete.
The Carriers of Derby, and other parts of Derbyſhire, doe lodge at the Axe in St Mary Axe, neere Aldermanbury, they are to be heard of there on Fridaies.

The Carriers of Darby doe lodge at the caſtle in woodſtreet every weeke, on thurſdaies or fridaies.

E

THe Carrier of Epping in Eſſex doe lodge at the Prince his Armes in Leadenhallſtreet, he commeth on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Exeter do lodge at the ſtar in breadſtreet, they come on fridaies and goe away on ſaturdaies or mundaies.
The Carriers of Exeter do lodge at the roſe neere holbornebridge they come on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Eveſham in Worceſterſhire doe lodge at the castle woodſtreet, they come thither on fridaies.

F

THe Carriers of Feckingham-forreſt in Worceſterſhire doe lodge at the crowne in high holbourne, and at the Queenes head at Saint Giles in the fields, there is alſo another Carrier from the ſame place.
The Carrier of Faringdon in Barkeſhire doe lodge at the Saint Pauls head in Carter lane, they come on tueſdaies and goe away on wedenſdaies.

G

CArriers from Grinden Vnderwood, in Buckinghamſhire doe lodge at the Paul-head in carter lane, they are to bee found there on tueſdaies and wedneſdaies.
The Carriers of Gloceſter doe come to the Saracens head without Newgate, on fridaies.
The Carriers of Gloſter doe lodge at the Saracens head in carter lane, they come on fridaies.
Clothiers doe come every weeke out of divers parts of Gloce[st]erſhire to the Saracens head in friday ſtreet.

The Waines or Waggons doe come every weeke from ſundry places in Gloceſterſhire, and are to bee had at the ſwan neere holborne Bridge.
There are Carriers of ſome places in Gloceſterſhire that doe lodge at the mer-maide in Carterlane.

H

CArriers from Hadley in Suffolk, doe lodge at the George in Lumbardſtreet, they come on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Huntingdon, doe lodge at the White Hinde without Cripplegate, they come upon thurſdaies and goe away on fridaies.
The Carriers of Hereford, doe lodge at the Kings Head in the old change, they doe come on fridaies and goe on ſaturdaies.
The Carriers of Hallifax in Yorkeſhire doe lodge at the Greyhound in ſmithfield, they doe come but once every moneth.
The Carriers of Hallifax are every Wedneſday to be had at the Beare at Baſhingſh[a]w.
The Carriers of Hallifax doe likewiſe lodge at the Axe in Aldermanbury.
The Carriers of Hallifax doe likewiſe lodge at the white hart in Colemanſtreet.
The Carrier of Hartfeild in Hartfordſhire, doe lodge at the bell in Saint Iohns ſtreet they come on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Harding in Hartfordſhire doe lodge at the Cocke in Alderſgateſteete, they come on tueſdaies, wedneſdaies and thurſdaies.
The Carrier or waggon of Hadham, in Hartfourſhire do lodge at the Bull in B[i]ſhopſgateſtreet, they doe come and goe, on mundaies tueſdaies, fridaies and ſaturdaies.
The Waggon, or Coach from Hartfourd Towne doth come every friday to the foure ſwannes without Biſhopſgate.
The Waggon or Coach of Hatfeild, doth come every friday to the Bell in Alderſgate ſtreet.


I

THe Carriers of Ipſwich in Suffolke, doe lodge at the ſigne of the George in Lumbardſtreet, they doe come on Thurſdaies.
The Poſt of Ipſwich, doth lodge at the croſſe keyes in Gracious ſtreete, he comes on Thurſdaies, and goes on Fridaies.
The Waines of Ingarſtone in Eſſex, doe come every Wedneſday to the Kings Armes in Leadenhall ſtreet.
The Carriers of Jvell in Do[ ]ſerſhire, do lodge at Jarrets hall, or the crowne in Baſing lane, neere Breaſteeet.

K

THe Carriers of Keinton in Oxfordſhire, doe lodge at the Bell in Friday ſtreet, they are there to be had on Thurſdaies and Fridaies.
The Poſt of the Towne of Kingſton upon Hull (commonly called Hull) doth lodge at the ſign of the Bull over againſt Leadenhall.

L

THe Carrier of Lincolne doth lodge at the white Horſe without Cripplegate, he commeth every ſecond Friday.
The Carriers of Laighton Beud[]ſart (corruptly colled Laighton Buzzard) in Bedfordſhire, doe lodge at the Harts Hornes in Smithfield, they come on Mundaies and Tueſdaies.
The Carriers of Leiceſter do lodge at the Saracens head without Newgate, they doe come on Thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Leiceſter do alſo lodge at the caſtle neer Smithfield bars, they doe come on Thurſdaies.
There be Carriers that do paſſe to and through ſundry parts of Leiceſterſhire, which doe lodge at the Ram in Smithfield.
The like Carriers are weekely to be had at the Roſe in Smithfild, that come and goe through other parts of Leiceſterſhire.

The Carriers of Lewton in Hartfordſhire do lodge at the Cocke in Alderſgate ſtreet, they are there Tueſdaies and Wedneſdaies.
The Carriers of Leeds in Yorkſhire, doe lodge at the Beare in Baſſinſhaw, they come every Wedneſday.
The Carriers of Leedes, doe alſo lodge at the Axe in Aldermanbury.
The Carrier of Leiceſter do lodge at the Axe in Aldermanbury.
The Carriers of Loughborough in Leiceſterſhire, do lodge at the Axe in Aldermanbury: alſo other Carriers doe lodge there which do paſſe through Leiceſterſhire, and through divers places of Lancaſhire.

M

THe Carriers of Mawlden in Eſſex, do lodge at the c[r]oſſe keyes in Gracious ſtreet, they come on Thurſd. and go on Fridaies.
The Carriers of Monmouth, in Wales, and ſome other parts of Monmouthſhire, do lodge at the Paul head in Carter lane, they do come to London on Fridaies.
The Carriers of Marlborough, doe lodge at the ſigne of the Swan neere Holborne bridge, they do come on Thurſdaies.
There doth come from great Marlow in Buckinghamſhire, ſome Higglers, or demie Carriers, they doe lodge at the Swanne in the Strand, and they come every Tueſday.
The Carriers of Mancheſter, doe lodge at the Beare in Baſſingſhaw, they doe come on Thurſdaies or Fridaies.
The Carriers of Mancheſter, doe likewiſe lodge at the ſigne of the Axe in Aldermanbury.
The Carriers of Mancheſter, doe alſo lodge at the two neck’d Swan in Lad lane (betweene great Woodſtreet, and Milk-ſtreet end) they come every ſecond Thurſday: alſo there do lodge Carriers that doe paſſe through divers other parts of Lancaſhire.
The Carriers of Melford in Suffolke, doe lodge at the ſpreadEagle in Gracious ſtreet, they come and goe on Thurſdaies aud Fridaies.


N

CArriers from New-elme in Barkeſhire doe lodge at the George in breadſtreet they come on wedneſdaies and thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Netherley in Staffordſhire doe lodge at the Beare and ragged ſtaffe in ſmithfield, they doe come on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Northampton, and from other parts of that county and country there about, are almoſt every day in the weeke to be had, at the Ram in ſmithfield.
There doth come alſo Carriers to the Roſe in ſmithfield, daily which doe paſſe to, or through many parts of Northamptonſhire.
The Carriers of Nottingham, doe lodge at the croſſe-keyes in Saint Iohns ſtreet, he commeth every ſecond ſaturday.
There is alſo a footpoſt doth come every ſecond thurſday from Nottingham, he lodgeth at the ſwan in Saint Iohns ſtreet.
The Carriers of Norwich doe lodge at the Dolphin without Biſhopſgate, they are to bee found there on mundaies and tueſdaies.
The Carriers of Newport Pannel in Buckinghamſhire, doe lodge at the Peacocke in Alderſgate ſtreet, they doe come on mundaies and tueſdaies.
The Carriers of Nantwich in Chesſhire, doe lodge at the Axe in aldermanbury, they are there wedneſdaies, thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers of Nuneaton in Warwickſhire, doe lodge at the Axe in Aldermanbury, they come on fridaies.

O

THe Carriers of Oxfoord doe lodge at the Saracens head without Newgate (neere Saint ſepulchers Church) they are there on Wedneſdaies or almoſt any day.
The Carriers of Oney in Buckinghamſhire, doe lodge at the Cocke in Alderſgateſtreet at long lane end, they doe come on mundaies, tueſdaies and wedneſdaies.


P

THe Carriers of Preſton in Lancaſhire doe lodge at the Bell in friday ſtreet, they are there on fridayes.

R

THe Carriers of Redding in Barkeſhire doe lodge at the George in Breadſtreet, they are there on thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers from Rutland, and Rutlandſhire, and other parts of Yorkeſhire, do lodge at the Ram in Smithfield, they come weekly, but their daies of Comming is not certaine.

S

THe Carriers of Sudbury in Suffolke doe lodge at the Saracens Head in Gracious ſtreet, they doe come and goe on thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers of Sabridgworth in Hartfordſhire do lodge at the Princes Armes in Leadenhall ſtreet, they come on thurſdaies.
The Waines from Stock in Eſſex, doe come every Wedneſday to the Kings Armes in Leadenhall ſtreet.
The Carriers from Stroodwater in Gloceſterſhire doe lodge at the Bell in friday ſtreet, they doe come on Thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers of Siſham in Northhamptonſhire do lodge at the Saracens head in Carter-lane, they come on friday, and returne on Saturday.
The Carriers from Sheffield, in Yorkeſhire doth lodge at the Caſtle in Woodſtreet, they are there to bee found on Thurſdaies and Fridayes.
The Carriers from Saliſbury doe lodge at the Queenes Armes neere Holbourne bridge, they come on thurſdayes.
The Carriers of Shrewſbury, doe lodge at the Mayden.head in Cateaton ſtreet, neere Guildhall, they come on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Shrewſbury do alſo lodge at Boſomes Inne, they
doe come on thurſdaies, and there doe lodge Carriers that doe travell divers parts of the County of Shropſhire and places adioyning.

S

THe Carrier from Stony-ſtratfourd doe lodge at the Roſe and Crowne in Saint Iohns ſtreet, he commeth every tueſday.
There doth come from Saffron-Market, in Norfolke, a footpoſt who lodgeth at the chequer in Holbourne.
The Carriers of Stampfoord, doe lodge at the Bell in Alderſgateſtreet, they doe come on wedneſdaies and thurſdaies.
The Waggon from Saffron Walden in Eſſex, doth come to the Bull in Biſhopſgateſtreet, it is to bee had there, on Tueſdaies and Wedneſdaies.
The Carriers of Shaftſbury, and from Sherbourne in Dorcetſhire doe lodge at the Crowne (or Iarrets Hall) in Baſeing lane neere Breadſtreet, they come on fridaies.
The Carriers from Stopfoord in Chesſhire do lodge at the Axe in Aldermanbury, alſo there are Carriers to other parts of Chesſhire.
The Carriers of Staffoord, and other parts of that county, doe lodge at the ſwan with two necks, in Lad lane, they come on thurſdaies.

T

CArriers from Teuxbury in Gloceſterſhire doe lodge at the three Cups in Breadſtreet, they come and goe on fridaies and ſaturdaies.
The Carriers of Tiverton in Devonſhire, doe lodge at the ſtarre in Breadſtreet, they come on fridaies and returne on ſaturdaies or mundaies.
The Carriers of Tame, in Oxfoordſhire, doe lodge at the Saracens head in carterlane, they come and goe fridaies and ſaturdaies.
The Carriers of Torceter in Northamptonſhire, doe lodge at the Caſtle neere ſmithfield Barres, they come on thurſdaies.


V

CArriers from Vies, (or the De-Viſes) in Wiltſhire, doe lodge at the ſigne of the ſwan neere Holbourne Bridge, they come on thurſdaies and goe away on fridaies.

W

THe Carrier from Wendover in Buckinghamſhire doth lodge at the blacke Swanne in Holborne, and is there every tueſday and wedneſday.
The Carrier of Wittham in Eſſex doth lodge at the Croſſekeyes in Gracious-ſtreet every thurſday and friday.
The Carriers of Walling field in Suffolck doe lodge at the Spreadeagle in Gracious-ſtreet, they come and goe on thurſdayes and fridayes.
The Carriers of Wallingford in Barkeſhire doe lodge at the George in Breadſtreet, their daies are wedneſdaies, thurſdaies, and fridaies.
The Carriers of Winchcombe in Gloceſterſhire doe lodge at the three Cups in Breadſtreet, they come and goe on fridaies and ſaturdaies.
The Clothiers of ſundry parts of Wiltſhire doe weekely come and lodge at the Saracens head in Friday-ſtreet.
The Carriers of Warwick doelodge at the Bell in Friday-ſtreet they are there on thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers of Woodſtock in Oxfordſhire doe lodge at the Mermaid in Carterlaine on thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers of Wantage in Berkſhire doe lodge at the Mermaid in Carterlane, their daies are thurſday and friday.
The Carriers of Worceſter doe lodge at the Caſtle in Woodſtreet, their daies are fridaies and ſaturdaies.
The Carriers of Winſloe in Buckinghamſhire doe lodge at the Georg neere Holbornbridge, wedneſdaies, thurſdaies and fridaies.

The Waggon from VVatford in Middleſex doth come to the the Swan neere Holbornebridge, on thurſdaies.
The Carriers from Wells in Sommerſetſhire doe lodge at the Roſe neere Holbornebridge, they come on thurſdaies, and on fridaies.
The Carriers from VVitney in Oxfordſhire doe lodge at the ſigne of the Saraſinshead without Newgate, they come on Wedneſdaies.
Their commeth a Waggon from VVincheſter every Thurſday to the Swan in the Strand, and ſome Carriers comes thither from divers parts of Buckinghamſhire, but the daies of their comming are not certaine.
The Carriers of VVorceſter doe lodge at the Maydenhead in Cateatenſtreet, neere Guild hall, they come on thurſdaies.
The Carriers from many parts of Worceſterſhire and Warwickſhire doe lodge at the Roſe and Crowne in high Holborne, but they keepe no certaine daies.
The Carriers of VVarwicke doe come to the Queenes head neere St. Giles in the fields, on thurſdaies.
The Carrier of VValſingham in Norfolke doe lodge at the Chequer in Holborne, he commeth every ſecond thurſday.
The Carriers of VVendover in Buckinghamſhire do lodge at the Bell in Holborne.
There doth a Poſte come every ſecond thurſday from Walſingham to the Bell in Holborne.
The Carrier of Ware in Hartfordſhire doth lodge at the Dolphin without Biſhopſgate, and is there on mundaies and tueſdaies.
There is a Footepoſt from Walſingham doth come to the Croſſekeyes in Holborne every ſecond thurſday.
There are Carriers from divers parts of Warwickeſhire that doe come weekely to the Caſtle neere Smithfield barres, but their daies of comming are variable.
There is a Waggon from Ware at the Vine in Biſhopſgateſtreet every friday and ſaturday.

The Carriers of Wakefield in Yorkeſhire doe lodge at the Beare in B[...]ſhinſhaw, they do come on wedneſdaies.
The Carriers of Wells in Somerſetſhire, do lodge at the Crowne in Baſing lane neere Breadſtreet, they come and goe on fridaies and ſaturdaies.
The Carriers of Wakefield and ſome other parts of Yorkeſhire doe lodge at the Axe in Aldermanbury, they are to be had there on thurſdaies.
The Carriers of Wakefield and ſome other parts of Yorkeſhire doth alſo lodge at the VVhitehart in Colemanſtreet, they come every ſecond thurſday.

Y

THe Carriers of Yorke, (with ſome other parts neere Yorke, within that County) doe lodge at the ſigne of the Bell, or Bellſalvage without Ludgate, they come every fridaie, and goe away on ſaturday or munday.
A Footepoſt from Yorke doth come every ſecond thurſday to the Roſe and Crowne in Saint Iohns ſtreet.

[Rule]

For Scotland

THoſe that will ſend any letter to Edenborough, that ſo they may be conveyed to and fro to any parts of the Kingdome of Scotland, the Poſte doth lodge at the figne of the Kings Armes (or the Cradle) at the upper end of Cheapſide, from whence every monday, any that have occaſion may ſend.


The Innes and lodgings of the Car-
riers which come into the Burrough of South-
warke
out of the Countries of Kent, Suſſex,

and Surrey.

A Carrier from Reygate in Surrey doth come every thurſday (or oftner) to the Falcon in Southwark.
The Carriers of Tunbridge, of Seaveneake, of Faut and Staplehurſt in Kent, doe lodge at the Katherinewheele, they doe come on thurſdaies and goe away on fridaies: alſo on the ſame daies doe come thither the Carriers of Marden, and Penbree, and from VVarbleton in Suſſex.
On Thurſdaies the Carriers of Hanckhurſt and Blenchley in Kent, and from Darking and Ledderhead in Surrey doe come to the Greyhound in Southwarke.
The Carriers of Teuterden and Penſhurſt in Kent, and the Carriers from Battell in Suſſex doe lodge at the ſigne of the ſpurre in Southwarke, thy come on thurſdaies and goe away on fridaies.
To the Queenes head in Southwarke doe come on wedneſdaies and thurſdaies, the Carriers from Portſmouth in Hampſhire, and from Chicheſter, Havant, Arundell, Billinghurſt, Rye, Lamberhurſt, and VVadhurſt, in Suſſex, alſo from Godſtone, and Linvill in Surrey, they are there to be had wedneſdaies, thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers from Crambroke and Bevenden in Kent, and from Lewis, Petworth, Vckfield, and Cuckfield in Suſſex, doe lodge at the Tabbard, or Talbot in Southwarke, they are there on wedneſdaies, thurſdaies, and fridaies.
To the George in Southwarke come every thurſday the Carriers from Gilford, VVanuiſh, Goudhurſt, and Chiddington in Surrey, alſo thither come out of Suſſex (on the ſame dales weekly) the Carriers of Battell, Sindrich, and Haſtings,
The Carriers from theſe places undernamed out of Kent, Suſ-
ſex and Surrey, are every weeke to bee had on thurſdaies at the White hart in the Borough of Southwarke; namely Dover, Sandwich, Canterbury, Biddenden, Mayfield, Eden (or Eaten Bridge) Hebſome, VVimbleton, Godaliman, (corruptly called Godly man) VVitherham, Shoreham, Enfield, Horſham, Haſtemoore, and from many other places, ſarre and wide in the ſaid Counties, Carriers are to be had almoſt daily at the ſaid Ione [Inne], but eſpecially on thurſdaies and fridaies.
The Carriers from Chiltington, VVeſtrum, Penborough, Slenge, Wrotham, and other parts of Kent, Suſſex, and Surrey, doe lodge at the Kings head in Southwarke, they doe come on thurſdayes, and they goe on fridayes.
Every weeke there commeth and goeth from Tunbridge in Kent a Carrier that lodgeth at the Greene Dragon in fowle Lane in Southwarke, neere the Meale-market.

Here followeth certaine directions for to find out Ships, Barkes, Hoyghs, and Paſſage Boats, that doe come to London, from the moſt parts and places by ſea, within the Kings Dominions, either of England, Scotland or Ireland.

AHoigh doth come from Colsheſter in Eſſex, to Smarts key, neere Billingſgate, by which goods may bee carried from London to Colcheſter weekly.
He that will ſend to Ipſwich in Suffolk, or Linn in Northfolke, let him goe to Dice key, and there his turne may be ſerved.
The Ships from Kingſton upon Hull (or Hull) in Yorkeſhire do come to Raphs Key, and to Porters key.
At Galley key, paſſage for men, and Carriage for Goods may bee had from London to Barwicke.
At Cheſters key, ſhipping may be had from Ireland, from Poole from Plimouth, from Dartmouth and Weimouth.
At Sabbs Docke, a Hoigh or Barke is to be had from Sandwich or Dover in Kent.
A Hoigh from Rocheſter Margate in Kent, or Feverſham and Maydſton doth come to St Katherines Dock.

SHipping from Scotland are to bee found at the Armitage or Hermitage below St Katherines.
From Dunkirk at the cuſtome houſe key.
From moſt parts of Holland or Zealand, Pinkes or ſhipping may be had at the Brewhouſes in St Katherines.6
At Lion key, twice (almoſt in every 24 houres, or continually are Tydeboats, or Wherries that paſſe to and fro betwixt London and the townes of Deptford, Greenwich, Woolwich, Erith, and Greenhith in Kent, and alſo boats are to be had that every Tyde doe carry goods and paſſengers betwixt London and Rainam, Purfleet, and Grayes in Eſſex.
At Billinſgate, are every Tyde to be had Barges, lighthorſmen Tiltboats and Wherries, from London to the Townes of Graveſend and Milton in Kent, or to any other place within the ſaid bounds, and (as weather and occaſions may ſerve beyond, or further.

Paſſage Boates, and Wherries that do cary Paſſengers and goods from London, and back again thither Eaſt or Weſt above London Bridge.

TO Bull Wharfe (neere Queenhithe) there doth come and goe great boats twice or thrice every weeke, which boats doe cary goods betwixt London and Kingſton upon Thames, alſo thither doth often come a Boat from Colebrooke, which ſerveth thoſe parts for ſuch purpoſes.
Great Boats that doe carry and Recarry Paſſengers and goods to and fro betwixt London and the Townes of Maydenhead, Windſor, Stanes, Chertſey, with other parts in the Counties of Surry, Barkeſhire, Midleſex, and Buckingamſhire, do come every Munday, and thurſday to Queenhith, and they doe goe away upon tueſdayes and thuſdaies.
The Redding Boat is to be had at Queenhith weekly.
All thoſe that will ſend letters to the moſt parts of the habitable world, or to any parts of our King of Great Britaines Dominions, let them repaire to the Generall Poſt-Maſter Thomas Withering at his houſe in Sherburne Lane, neere Abchurch.

FINIS.

Notes

  1. Anne Griffin.
  2. Bredſtreet or bred ſtreet. The name occurs over a line break, and what appears to be a partially inked hyphen may be merely a speck.
  3. Likely St. Clement Danes, not St. Clement Eastcheap, because the Buckinghamshire carriers would have arrived in London from the west.
  4. Sic.
  5. Sic.
  6. Sources indicate that, by 1591, there were twenty great brewhouses, situate on the Thames side from Milford Stairs in Fleet Street till below St. Cathereine’s (Weir 8-9).

References

  • Weir, W. Beer. London. Vol. 4. Ed. Charles Knight. London: Charles Knight & Co., 1843. Open. Google Books.
Last modification: 2016-05-27 14:37:29 -0700 (Fri, 27 May 2016) (tlandels)
Export to RefWorks
RIS file (for RefMan, EndNote etc.)

MLA citation:

Taylor, John. “The Carriers’ Cosmography.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 19 October 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/CARR1.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Taylor, John. n.d. “The Carriers’ Cosmography.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed October 19, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/CARR1.htm.

APA citation:

Taylor J. (n.d.). The Carriers’ Cosmography. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved October 19, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/CARR1.htm

TEI citation:

<bibl> <author><persName><surname>Taylor</surname>, <forename>John</forename></persName></author> (<date>n.d.</date>). <title level="a">The Carriers’ Cosmography</title>. In <editor><persName><forename>J.</forename> <surname>Jenstad</surname></persName></editor> (Ed.), <title level="m">The Map of Early Modern London</title>. Retrieved <date when="2017-10-19">October 19, 2017</date>, from <ref target="http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/CARR1.htm">http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/CARR1.htm</ref> </bibl>