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The following are a miscellany of part trancriptions that have been donated by visitors to this website.


HOUGHTON
(1759-61.
Transcribed and donated by Philip Browne: British Library Ref: L/MAR/B/438H.
Philip Browne states that "I did not transcribe every entry by any means but just the bits I thought I might draw on when writing about Richard Peirce [see under the page titled 'Books']. In some cases I noted the latitude and/or miles sailed but that part is very patchy."

The Houghton, third of that name, was rated 499 tons with 26 guns and a crew of 99; her commander on this voyage was Captain Charles Newton. Her voyage included: Portsmouth 14 Apr 1759 - 1 May Madeira - 10 Aug St Augustine's Bay - 28 Oct Madras - 31 Dec Culpee - 24 Feb 1760 Ingeli - 2 Apr Anjengo - 13 Apr Calicut - 17 Apr Tellicherry - 9 May Bombay - 5 Feb 1761 St Helena - 18 Aug Downs.

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HORSENDEN
!761-63.
Transcribed by Philip Browne: British Library Ref: L/MAR/B/473A.
Philip Browne states that "I did not transcribe every entry by any means but just the bits I thought I might draw on when writing about Richard Peirce [see under the page titled 'Books']. In some cases I noted the latitude and/or miles sailed but that part is very patchy."

The Horsenden, was built by Wells, launched 1761, 3 decks, 3in bottom, keel 111ft 10½in, breadth 36ft 1in, 774 tons. Principal Managing Owner: John Durand. Her commander on this voyage was Captain William Martyr. Her voyage included: Portsmouth 25 Mar 1761 - 12 Sep Whampoa - 28 Dec Second Bar - 15 Apr 1763 St Helena - 15 Jul Downs.

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PACIFIC
1764-66.
Transcribed by Philip Browne: British Library Ref: L/MAR/B/497A.
Philip Browne states that "I did not transcribe every entry by any means but just the bits I thought I might draw on when writing about Richard Peirce [see under the page titled 'Books']. In some cases I noted the latitude and/or miles sailed but that part is very patchy."

The Pacific, was built by Perry, launched 1760, 3 decks, 3in bottom, 716 tons. Principal Managing Owners: 1: John Hyde, 2-4 Gilbert Slater. Her commander on this voyage was Captain Charles Barkeley. Her voyage included: Portsmouth 14 Apr 1765 - 2 Oct Madras - 21 Nov Kedgeree - 28 Jan 1766 Ingeli - 28 Feb Madras - [sic]27 Feb Madras - 27 Jul St Helena - 19 Oct River Shannon - 28 Nov Falmouth - 17 Dec Downs.

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EARL OF ASHBURNHAM
1768-70.
Transcribed by Philip Browne: British Library Ref: L/MAR/B/542C.
Philip Browne states that "I did not transcribe every entry by any means but just the bits I thought I might draw on when writing about Richard Peirce [see under the page titled 'Books']. In some cases I noted the latitude and/or miles sailed but that part is very patchy."

The Earl of Ashburnham, was built by Wells, launched 1761, 3 decks, 3in bottom, keel 112ft & ½in, 777 tons. Principal Managing Owners: 1: John Hallett, 2-4 John Durand. Her commander on this voyage was Captain Richard Peirce. Her voyage included: Downs 18 Jan 1769 - 31 May Madras - 18 Sep Whampoa - 4 Jan 1770 Second Bar - 14 May St Helena - 1 Aug Erith.

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EARL OF ASHBURNHAM
1771-73.
Transcribed by Philip Browne: British Library Ref: L/MAR/B/542D.
Philip Browne states that "I did not transcribe every entry by any means but just the bits I thought I might draw on when writing about Richard Peirce [see under the page titled 'Books']. In some cases I noted the latitude and/or miles sailed but that part is very patchy."

The Earl of Ashburnham, was built by Wells, launched 1761, 3 decks, 3in bottom, keel 112ft & ½in, 777 tons. Principal Managing Owners: 1: John Hallett, 2-4 John Durand. Her commander on this voyage was Captain Richard Peirce. Her voyage included: Portsmouth 16 Jan 1772 - 25 Jun Madras - 26 Aug Malacca - 8 Oct Whampoa - 26 Jan 1773 Second Bar - 18 Apr Cape - 10 May St Helena - 3 Aug Gravesend.

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HALSEWELL
1778-82.
Transcribed by Philip Browne: British Library Ref: L/MAR/B/465A-B.
Philip Browne states that "I did not transcribe every entry by any means but just the bits I thought I might draw on when writing about Richard Peirce [see under the page titled 'Books']. In some cases I noted the latitude and/or miles sailed but that part is very patchy."

The Halsewell, was built by Wells, launched 1778, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 139ft 7in, keel 112ft & 2¼in, breadth 36ft 1in, hold 15ft ½in, wing transum 23ft, port cell 25ft 1in, between decks 6ft 4¼in, 776 tons. Principal Managing Owners: 1: Thomas Burston, 3 Peter Esdale. Her commander on this voyage was Captain Richard Peirce. Her voyage included: Portsmouth 6 Mar 1779 - 5 Apr Madeira - 8 May Goree - 30 Jul Cape - 18 Jan 1780 - Madras - 19 Jul Malacca - 1 Sep Whampoa - 11 Dec Second Bar - 19 May 1781 St Helena - 20 Oct Downs.

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HALSEWELL
1782-84.
Transcribed by Philip Browne: British Library Ref: L/MAR/B/465C.
Philip Browne states that "I did not transcribe every entry by any means but just the bits I thought I might draw on when writing about Richard Peirce [see under the page titled 'Books']. In some cases I noted the latitude and/or miles sailed but that part is very patchy."
The Halsewell, was built by Wells, launched 1778, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 139ft 7in, keel 112ft & 2¼in, breadth 36ft 1in, hold 15ft ½in, wing transum 23ft, port cell 25ft 1in, between decks 6ft 4¼in, 776 tons. Principal Managing Owners: 1: Thomas Burston, 3 Peter Esdale. Her commander on this voyage was Captain Richard Peirce. Her voyage included: Portsmouth 11 Mar 1783 - 30 Mar São Tiago - 23 Jun Johanna - 26 Jul Madras - 4 Sep Kedgeree - 31 Jan 1784 Saugor - 7 Jun St Helena - 28 Aug Downs. Downs 1 Jan 1786 - lost between Peverill Point and St Albans Head, Isle of Purbeck 6 Jan. See: A circumstantial narrative of the loss of the Halsewell ... (London, 1786). A true and particular account of the loss of the Halswell ... (London, 1786).

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EARL TALBOT
1782-84.
Transcribed by Philip Browne: British Library Ref: L/MAR/B/410C.
Philip Browne states that "I did not transcribe every entry by any means but just the bits I thought I might draw on when writing about Richard Peirce [see under the page titled 'Books']. In some cases I noted the latitude and/or miles sailed but that part is very patchy." Richard Browne only extracted a few entries from the Earl Talbot when it accompanied and therefore sumplimented the log of the Halsewell.
The Earl Talbot (1), was built by Perry, launched 1778, 3 decks, 4in bottom, 758 tons. Principal Managing Owners: 1-4 Sir Charles Raymond,, 5-6 Donald Cameron. Her commander on this voyage was Captain Robert Taylor. Her voyage included: Portsmouth 6 Feb 1782 - 29 Aug Rio de Janeiro - 7 Sep Bombay - 19 Oct Madras - 27 Nov Masulipatam - 27 Jan 1783 Madras - 6 Mar Mangalore - 25 Apr Bombay - 12 Aug Madras - 2 Sep Masulipatam - 6 Oct Kedgeree - 1 Jun 1784 St Helena - 28 Aug Downs. 9 Mar 1783 capture of Mangalore fort from the French.

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