American Vessels Captured by the British During the Revolution and War of 1812: The Records of the Vice-admiralty Court at Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Essex Institute, 1911 - Merchant marine - 166 pages
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Page 83 - Tackle, and apparell, marked with af or other marks usually made on the King's stores, are not American property, That he left Marblehead on the 9th of August Instant, That on the 19th Instant, being Lat. 42°, Long. 54° they fell in with the Arethusa, Frigate, who chased the Thorn Twenty-five Hours, when they came up, and took the Thorn and brought her into this Port, that the papers No. 1 & 4 are all the papers belonging to the Thorn, That she had sixty-eight men, and Three Passengers on Board...
Page 42 - May 28th, 1782, to the westward of Halifax, by the armed brigantine, Observer, after an engagement of two hours. " Lucas Johnstone, midshipman on board His Majesty's Ship Charlestown being sworne declares that in the latter end of July last on their passage from Halifax to Spanish River in company with the Allegiance, Vulture and Jack and some transports under their convoy, being off of Spanish River Seeing two French Frigates L'Astrea...
Page 83 - Harmoin and Astrea, Two french ships, who took her and sent her into Boston, where she was condemned and Sold, That William Raymond Lee Esquire, purchased her, & were sending the Ship Thorn to Lorient, in France, with about Fifteen Thousand Weight of Indigo & with Stores and Provisions for the Voyage, That all the property on Board, Vizt.
Page 65 - Joseph Toye Gunner on Board the Ship Restoration, being duly Sworne deposeth that in his Passage from Quebec to Port in said ship they fell in with a Rebel Privateer near the Western Islands, on or about the 19th day of July last, that the Privateer Chased them from 6 in the Morning till 6 o'clock in the Evening, when they Boarded the ship, the Privateer was a 20 Gun Ship fitted out from New London called the Oliver Cromwell Commanded by one Harding, that they took out the Master, mate and all the...
Page 12 - ... Banks of New London, on or about the 12 Day of July last, they fell in with the Brigantine Betsey, Bayley Warren Master, which Brig they fired at and took, and took out the Master and all the Seamen, except two and two Passengers Mr Trotman & Son & put on Board the Brig out of the Privateer a Prize Master Mate & Six hands, & then shaped their Course for Boston New England, that 7 or 8 Days afterwards on their said Passage to Boston, about 9 oClock in the evening Mr Trotman and Son and the two...
Page 5 - Men and Boys on Board, that on or about the 20th June last being on a Cruize in said Privateer, they fell in with a Brig called the Active, being then to the Eastward of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland & in the Latitude 48° which Brig they took and found she had been at Quebec last fall with Provisions, & was when taken Bound to Liverpool in England one — Clark master of her, that she had 8 four pounders 8 swivels, a chest of small arms, 10 barrels of Powder, the best part of a Suit of Sails,...
Page 13 - ... Twelve Carriage Guns, and a number of Swivels, that when they were taken, the Rebels put about Eleven Hands out of the Privateer on Board the Ship Betsey, and took the Master, Thos. Jarrold, & five Hands out & then shaped their course for Cape Anne. That Sunday morning the 17th Inst. the ship Betsey fell in with Capt. Dawson Commander of his Majesty's Brig the Hope, who retook the Ship Betsey & brought her into this Port of Halifax.
Page 18 - Registers Office 21st April 1777. Thomas Stone Master of his Majesty's Ship of War the Milford Commanded by Andrew Barkley Esqr being duly Sworne — Deposeth, that on Sunday the 23 March about 5 oClock in the Evening, Cape Anne then bearing West about 5 Leagues distant they fell in with a Privateer Brigantine called the Cabot who was in Company with two others which they took to be Privateers also, that they gave Chace to all three till Monday afternoon, the Cabot being nearest & the others far...
Page 75 - SANDWICH, schooner, about 40 tons, with no cargo or papers on board, captured at a wharf in Norfolk, Va., previous to Aug. 28th 1776 (date of libel) by HMS Otter. SAVAGE, schr., Marblehead to Bilboa, cargo : dry fish, captured May 5th, 1777, on Georges Banks, by HMS Diamond. John Home, seaman on the Savage, made deposition and said he understood the schooner belonged to the Congress. SCIPIO, snow, a recapture. " Samuel Hinkman master of the Snow call'd the Scipio being duly sworne deposeth that the...
Page 35 - ... three or four months before & fitted out by them, that she had 8 four pounders, 6 swivels & 2 Cohorns & 24 men & is between three or 400 Tons Burthen, that they called her the General McDugal that the said ship is now in this Harbour." "Isaac Taylor late Seaman on Board the Ship now called the General McDugal being Sworne deposeth that he was Born in Warrington in Great Britain, that he was an apprentice to Jonathan Blundle of Liverpool in Great Britain who was the owner of said Ship, that he...

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