Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Commerce: Corn, Meal and Flour Imported into Great Britain from the United States, 1800-1814

(In quarters and bushels)

 

Year

Wheat

Barley

Beans

Oats

Rye

Pease

Indian Corn

Total

Q. B.

Q. B.

Q. B.

Q. B.

Q. B.

Q. B.

Q. B.

Q. B.

1800

77,609 7

247 4

13 7

0 0

1,621 4

0 0

11,198 1

90,690 7

1801

245,371 4

390 0

20 1

49 5

49,165 1

84 1

77,069 5

372,150 1

1802

79,412 7

0 0

0 0

0 0

307 0

9 4

1,089 7

80,819 2

1803

109,131 0

0 0

0 4

0 0

0 0

0 0

700 2

109,831 6

1804

4,259 1

0 0

0 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

91 6

4,351 0

1805

13,453 4

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

22 2

13,475 0

1806

79,763 7

0 0

0 1

0 0

0 0

29 6

112 2

79,906 0

1807

249,712 4

0 0

0 1

0 0

0 0

414 3

738 0

250,865 0

1808

12,836 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

167 3

203 2

13,206 6

1809

170,939 0

0 0

143 4

0 0

0 0

1,441 6

354 2

172,878 4

1810

98,274 6

0 0

2 1

0 0

0 0

71 6

12 4

98,361 1

1811

18,011 3

0 2

0 0

0 0

0 0

71 7

13 7

18,097 3

1812

10,797 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

691 0

21 4

14 1

11,523 5

1813

810 5

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

282 1

1,092 6

1814

1 4

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 4

Total

1,170,384 5

637 6

180 4

49 5

51,784 5

2,312 0

91,902 2

1,317,251 3

Quarter equals eight bushels, or approximately one-quarter ton of grain.

Source: Galpin, W. Freeman. The Grain Supply of England During the Napoleonic Period. New York: Macmillan, 1925.



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