1) A two or three masted Dutch fishing vessel.

1614 the fleminges settes out of Flaunders Holland & Sealand ... fower or fyve hundred bussess to fysh for herrings uppon the east coast of England, Scarborough

1670 Dutch man of war of 30 guns in Bay as convoy to 300 busses which are fishing within sight of Flambro’ Head. A merchant named George Crowle was shipping lead into Hull in 1653 on the Golden Buss.

dates 1614 1653 1670

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