report drawn up by John Holker junior containing suggestions as to how to combat English smuggling

Historical Background

In this report, John Holker junior describes the goods smuggled and lists the French and foreign ports where they are landed, and accuses some Dieppe fishermen of being involved.

 The author claims that to avoid being captured the smugglers wait at sea off Dieppe, and small fishing boats come out from Dieppe to trans-ship the illegal goods. Dieppe fishermen are not checked when they return to harbour. In Le Havre, smuggling is easier because of the presence of foreigners in the town.

  • Origin

Intendance de la généralité de Rouen

  • Date details

16 May 1771

  • Size

32.5 X 20.5 CM

  • Institution

Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime

  • Original reference

C 179

  • Period

Early modern Period

  • Thematic

Maritime and Trade Links


Rouen – Archives Départementales

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