Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Registers of Licences to pass beyond the seas

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Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Registers of Licences to pass beyond the seas

These records consist mainly of two types of register: those of soldiers taking the statutory oath of allegiance under the Act of 1609 before going to serve in the Low Countries between 1613 and 1633; and those of licences to persons going to Europe, chiefly to Holland but also Scotland and Ireland, in the period 1573-1677.

There are also several registers of passengers to New England, Barbados and other colonies between 1634 and 1639, with one of 1677. There is also a blank licence of the reign of Elizabeth I. The entries in the registers generally include date, name and destination.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
33 volume(s)
Publication note:
Entries relating to the American colonies have been transcribed in J C Hotten, Lists of persons emigrating to America, 1600-1660 (London, 1874) Details of emigrants to North America are also entered in P W Coldham, The complete book of emigrants, 1607-1660 (1987) See also, P W Filby, Passenger and immigration lists index (1981)

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