This is a raw version of the data that was transcribed and compiled from a report ordered by the British House of Commons in 1733. The Commons ordered a report of all prosecutions for smuggling throughout England and Wales, and Scotland for the preceding 10 years. 

While the Scottish report has not yet been located, the report for England and Wales was divided into sections by regions.  

The data on this table is the raw data and is still undergoing revision and proofing. It should only be used with caution. Further revisions will continue as we scrub, correct and amend the data.

If you think this data might be useful, please feel free to email me with ideas about formatting, visualizations or connections with other sources. If you detect errors, please also let me know. Thanks!

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This research is supported in part by funding from Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.