This is a raw version of the data that was transcribed and compiled from reports ordered by the British House of Commons in 1733. In that year and following debate over the Excise Bill, the House ordered a summary of all prosecutions for smuggling throughout England, Wales, and Scotland for the preceding 10 years. 

While the Scottish report has not yet been located, the reports for England and Wales were found 

at the National Archive, Kew, England (references T64/146-149).

The data on this table is the raw data and is still undergoing revision and proofing. 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 to Jessica Duncan and Nicholas Morrison for their excellent assistance putting together this database. Jessica used TransKribus to create the transcription and Nicholas proofed the copy.

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