Subjects: People from overseas

In the sixteenth century, Chester was a busy port with a flourishing overseas trade, notably with Ireland, France and Spain.


D. M. Woodward, ‘The overseas trade of Chester, 1600-1650’, Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, volume 122 (1970) pp. 25-42. Available online:


EDC 5/1580/3 – Thomas Darcie, gentleman, against Cecily Darcie