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Slave Trade to Jamaica, 1782-1788, 1805-1808

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VARIABLES COLUMNS WIDTH CODING INSTRUCTIONS
1. ID of Ship 1-4 4 Code 0001 etc. to 0366
2. Date of Arrival 5-10 6 5-6 Month -- code 01-12
7-8 Day -- code 01-31
9-10 Year -- (code last 2 digits, 82, for 1782, etc.)
N.B. Engerman uses English dating system in his PRO coding, remember to reverse the day/month to USA style.
3. Type of Ship 11 1 Code as follows:
1 - Ship (understood if not given)
2 - brig
3 - Snow
4 - Schooner
5 - Sloop
6 -
7 -
8 -
9 -
0 -
4. Name of Ship 12-23 12 Alphanumeric: code actual name in letters, leave no space between double names, and put a dash from end to col. 23 (e.g. ANNMARY-----)
5. Captain's Last Name 24-34 11 Alphanumeric: code actual name in letters, with dash to col 34.
6. Captain's First Initial 35 1 Alphanumerica. Code first initial of first name.
7. Jamaican Port of Arrival 36 1 Code as follows:
1 - Savana La Mar (S)
2 - Santa Lucia (SL)
3 - Kingston
4 - Port Antonio
5 - Montego Bay
6 - Saint Ann
7 - Falmouth
8 -
9 -
0 -
8. Tons 37-39 3 Code actual number, leave empty if no number given, and just put dash
9. Guns 40-41 2 Code actual number, and 00 for no guns listed
10. Crew 42-43 2 Code actual number and leave empty if no number given, and just put dash
11. Port of Registration 44 1 Code as follows:
1 - Liverpool
2 - Bristol (Brist.)
3 - London
4 - Kingston
5 - Lancaster (Lanc)
6 - Montego Bay
7 - St Lucia
...
12. Date of Ship's Registration 45-50 6 45-46 Month
47-48 Day
49-50 Year
13. Owner's Name and Co. 51-61 11 Alphanumerica: code actual last name in letters, using same criteria as in Captains name. For last names followed & Co., code these as well (e.g. JONES&CO---)
14. Owners First Initial 62 1 Alphanumerica. Code first initial
15. Number of Slaves Carried 63-66 4 Code actual number, with dash if empty.
16. Other Goods Carried 67-68 2 Code as follows:
00 - no other goods (i.e. empty)
01 - Ivory
02 - Ivory and Gum Cojeal(?)
03 - Ivory and Redwood
04 - Ivory and Fr Evinea Grain(?)
05 - Ivory, Iron Bars and Palm Oil
06 - Madeira (wines)
07 - Ivory, Palm Oil and Return Goods
08 - Ivory and Return Goods
09 - Ivory and Palm Oil
10 - Ivory and Bar Wood (79)
11 - Redwood (84)
12 - Return Goods
13 - Ivory, Palm Oil and Black Pepper
14 - Ivory and Scrivells (? - 0096)
15 - Ivory and Camwood (? - 0110)
16 - Redwood, Ivory and Bees wax
17 - Palm Oil
18 - Ivory, Bees wax, Camwood, Cowvid (? -144)
19 - Palm Oil, Redwood, Ivory and Sevivellesford
20 - Pipes Wine
21 - Sherry Wine
22 - Ivory and Salt
23 - Redwood, Palm Oil and Ivory
24 - Palm Oil, Scrivellas and Ivory
25 - Ivory, Camwood, Cotton and Wine
26 - Ivory and Pepper
27 - Palm Oil, Redwood, and Ivory
28 - Dyewood
29 - Camwood, Redwood and Malaguetla Pepper
30 - Quicksilver, Redwood, Ivory, Madeira Wine
31 - Ivory and Malaguetla Pepper
32 - Bricks Ballast
33 - and other
34 - Camwood
35 - Ivory and Redwood

note pundu..(?)=palm oil

17. Port Built (of Ship) 69-70 2 Code as follows:
01 - Liverpool
02 - Bristol
03 - London
04 - Plantations
05 - PRIZE (or PC)
06 - British
07 - Thames
08 - Lancaster
09 - East Indies
10 - Bermuda
11 - Whitby
12 - Harrington
13 - American
14 - New Brunswick
15 - Hamnworthy
16 - Foreign
17 - Calcutta
18 - H. Shire (122)
19 - Chester
20 - Portsmouth
21 - St John
22 - Nova Scotia
23 - Hampshire
24 - Poole
25 - Whitehaven
26 - Devon
27 - Reg by Enemy
28 - Borrowstoness
29 - Greenock
30 - Dartmouth
...
18. Year Ship Built 71-72 2 Code last two digits of year
19. Port of Origin of Slaves 73 1 Code as follows:
1 - Africa
2 - Bonny
3 - Africa &
4 - Africa and Madeira
5 - Liverpool
6 - London and Africa
7 - Africa and Madeira
8 - Anamaboe
9 - Angola
0 - Liverpool and Bonny
20. Initial Port of Embarcation of Ship in England 74 1 Code as follows:
1 - Liverpool
2 - Bristol
3 - London
4 - Lancaster
5 -
6 - British
7 -
...
21. Date Left England to Begin Trip 75-80 6 75-76 Month
77-78 Day
79-80 Year (last 2 digits)

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