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Liverpool Trade and Shipping, 1744-1786

Title details

SN: 2923
Title: Liverpool Trade and Shipping, 1744-1786
Alternative title: Computerised Edition of the Liverpool Plantation Registers, 1744-1786
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-2923-1
Depositor: Richardson, D., University of Hull. Department of Economic and Social History
Principal investigator(s): Richardson, D., University of Hull. Department of Economic and Social History
Beedham, K., University of Hull. Department of Economic and Social History
Schofield, M.M., University of Liverpool. Department of Economic and Social History
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: B00230039 ; RB00232194


The citation for this study is:

Richardson, D., Beedham, K., Schofield, M.M. (1992). Liverpool Trade and Shipping, 1744-1786. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 2923,

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Subject Categories

Conflict, security and peace - Politics
Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
Economic history - History
Imperial and colonial history - History
International politics and organisations - Politics
Local history - History
Military, naval and maritime history - History
Political history - History
Trade, industry and markets - Industry and management
Transport history - History
Travel and transport


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The aim of these date is to produce a machine-readable edition of the Liverpool Plantation Registers 1744-84, and of the known voyages, masters, shipowners and life histories of the vessels listed therein through to 1786.
Main Topics:
Liverpool overseas trade and shipping; trans-atlantic voyage patterns; slave trade; Liverpool shipowners and merchants; war and its impact on trade and shipping.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1744 - 1786
Dates of fieldwork: 1975 - 1990
Country: England
Geography: Liverpool
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Ships and ships' voyages
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Ships' voyages
Liverpool registered ships 1744-86.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Admiralty, Colonial Office and Board of Trade records; Liverpool Plantation Registers; Parliamentary papers; Lloyd's Lists; Liverpool, Manchester and other newspapers; Holt and Gregson papers; Liverpool Record Office.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 27 July 1992
Copyright: Copyright Richardson, D.,University of Hull
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Title File Name Size (KB)
User guide guide.pdf 86
References references.pdf 55
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_2923_Information.htm 15
READ File read2923.txt 1


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By principal investigator(s):
Richardson, D. (1991) 'The British slave trade of colonial South Carolina' Slavery and Abolition 12(3), December.

Richardson, D. and Schoffield, M.M. (1992) 'Whitehaven and the eighteenth-century British slave trade', Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian an Archaeological Society, Volume XCII, November, pp.183-204.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Wilkins, F. (1999) Manx slave traders: a social history of the Isle of Man's involvement in the Atlantic slave trade, Kidderminster: Wyre Forest Press. ISBN 1897725132.


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