TAMH: Trading Ports

Centuries - 17 | 19

Pernau in the 17th century

(Pärnu, Estonia)

The Livonian bishop, Henricus, first conferred town status on Pernau in 1251 although there had been settlement here from the earliest times. The "new" town of Pernau was also given town status in 1265 and the two continued separately on either side of the river until they were united under the inter-war Estonian government in 1920. From the 16th century onwards it was exporting timber, and later, flax to the Angus ports.

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