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No less than 36 Antwerp ships were identified as having carried cargoes of stone which were the property of the captain. One may wonder whether this cargo - which by reason of its bulk and the low prices was not particularly lucrative - was taken as ballast. It is known that sand was widely used for this purpose, but that ways were sought to add an element of profit to ballasting. Millstones (variously described 65. PRO, London, E 122/73/25, 3 rO 4, 23 yO -24 rO, 203/4, 20 yO -21 yO, 22 rO -23 rO, 38 yO -40 yO, 152/4, memo 1 rO _yO, 194/24, memo 1 yO, 77/4, memo 5 yO -6 yO, 194/9, memo 11 rO, 151/73, memo 3 rOo 42 ANTWERP SHIPS IN ENGLISH HARBOURS as quirnstones, mustard quirns, dogstonys, querystones, homidstones and mustardstones) and grindstones (rubstones or whitstones) also come into this category.

Une charte braban~onne inedite de 1296 en faveur des marchands anglais', in: Bulletin de la Commission Royale d'Histoire, LXXX (Brussels, 1911) 531-57. Cf. O. de Smedt, De Engelse Natie te Antwerpen in de 16e eeuw (1496-1582) (Antwerp, 1950) 1,77-8, note 20. 6. Stadsarchief, Antwerp, Pk. 76. Roodt fluweel privilegieboeck, 12 vO-14 vo; F. Mertens and K. Torfs, Geschiedenis van Antwerpen sedert de stichting van de stad tot op onze tijden (Antwerp, 1846) II, 54~-52; Obreen, 'Une charte branban~onne', 531-57.

M. Millard, Glossary o/some unusual words (London, 1960). 37. Cf. U. Nef, The Rise o/the British CoalIndustry, I (London, 1932) 10. 38. PRO, London, E 122/10/26, 2 vO. 35 G. ASAERT codlong (cod), lyngys (ling), makerell (mackerel), perling (smelt), sturgeon and prepared fish such as stockfish, 'cropling' and 'titling', drye plays (dried plaice), thornback (thornback ray) and pondid makerell (pounded mackerel). River salmon and salted salmon were also carried. From the Antwerp point of View, the most suitable ports of discharge were Great Yarmouth, with its large herring market,39 and Lynn.

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