THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

SHIP

DATE

LATITUDE

DISTANCE

ENTRY

Houghton 1759

Mon 29 Jan

Deptford

Start. At 2 pm came out of the dock and lashed alongside the mast ship.

Houghton 1759

Tues 30 Jan

Deptford

Shifted the ship to the lower chain to the Upper Moorings of the Kings. Employed levelling the Kentledge and taking in some coals for the ships use.

Houghton 1759

Thurs 1 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd 100 water butts.

Houghton 1759

Fri 2 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd 1428 plates of copper on acct HC. Employed filling water.

Houghton 1759

Sat 3 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd 2100 iron shott and 160 shells on acct HC and one of our sheet cables.

Houghton 1759

Sun 4 Feb

Deptford

No work recorded.

Houghton 1759

Wed 7 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd some cases of copper on acct HC

Houghton 1759

Thurs 8 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd remainder of copper - 98 cases.

Houghton 1759

Fri 9 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd provisions & best bower cable. Stowing copper.

Houghton 1759

Sat 10 Feb

Deptford

Came alongside a lighter with shott & guns on acct HC

Houghton 1759

Sun 11 Feb

Deptford

No work.

Houghton 1759

Mon 12 Feb

Deptford

Getting up foretop mast & yard. Receiving sails for bending.

Houghton 1759

Wed 14 Feb

Deptford

Getting up Main topmast & stowing the hold.

Houghton 1759

15-16 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd 1179 iron bars.

Houghton 1759

Sat 17 Feb

Deptford

Got up Main and Mizen yards.

Houghton 1759

Sun 18 Feb

Deptford

Bent all the sails for going down to Gravesend.

Houghton 1759

Wed 21 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd 40 barrells tarr & Private Trade which we stowed in the hold.

Houghton 1759

Fri 23 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd 32 old water butts

Houghton 1759

Tues 27 Feb

Deptford

Rec'd spare anchor which we stowed on the Larbd gunwale.

Houghton 1759

Sat 3 Mar

At 1 pm came on board Mr Johnson, pilot. At 2 cast off from the chain and made sail. At half past 6 anchord with the best bower in the Lower part of Halfway Tree Reach, the tide being far spent.

Houghton 1759

Sun 4 Mar

Gravesend.

At 3 am weighd just before high water and made sail. Dropt the best bower anchor in the lower part of St Clemens Reach and took it up again directly at 4. Came too at Gravesend a little below the church and moord with the small bower to the flood and Best

Houghton 1759

Tues 6 Mar

Gravesend.

Rec'd a longboat of water. Passed up river the Prince Edward and Lord Anson.

Houghton 1759

Fri 9 Mar

Gravesend.

Rec'd 20 casks iron ware; 1719 shells; 100 hand granades; 14 casks iron shot; 50 Carcass cases; 40 iron trucks; 112 double headed shot; 2 brass guns; one brass howitzer. Pm got down top gallt yards & struck yards of topmast.

Houghton 1759

Mon 12 Mar

Gravesend.

Sailed hence the Stormont.

Houghton 1759

Sat 17 Mar

Gravesend.

Rec'd 170 bags of bread; 2 fathom billet wood. Stored the bread in the bread room.

Houghton 1759

Mon 19 Mar

Gravesend.

Rec'd Private Trade and some stationary on acct HC

Houghton 1759

Tues 20 Mar

Gravesend.

Rec'd sundrys of Private Trade.

Houghton 1759

Wed 21 Mar

Gravesend.

Taking in dry provisions & bread.

Houghton 1759

Thurs 22 Mar

Gravesend.

Came on board Capt Hallett and paid the river pay.

Houghton 1759

Fri 23 Mar

Gravesend.

Rec'd 40 butt beer and the ships guns. Came on board Mr Akid, pilot.

Houghton 1759

Sat 24 Mar

Gravesend.

A lighter load of bales, cases, casks etc belonging the Regiment.

Houghton 1759

Sun 25 Mar

Gravesend.

Rec'd 3 ton of potatoes.

Houghton 1759

Mon 26 Mar

The Hope. To the Downs

At 10 weighd and made sail. At noon came too in the lower part of the Hope, a lttle below the Ajax, Tilbury church WbS. Seald the guns and placed the men in their quarters. Cleared the decks and at 8 pm made sail, Mr Akid pilot.

Houghton 1759

Tues 27 Mar

Downs

At 1 am came too at the Nore in 7 fathom. At 5 weighed; at 8 past the Buoy of Spile; half 9 the Buoy of the Spanyard; at 10 past through the narrows. At 2 pm past us, working up, the Carnarvon Indiaman from China retaken from the French. At half past 2 ca

Houghton 1759

Thurs 29 Mar

Downs

Hoisted up the longboat and lashed her.

Houghton 1759

Fri 30 Mar

At half past 9 HMS Temple made the signal. At 6 weighd, the signal being made some, got under sail in company with HMS Temple, Capt Shirley, the Ajax and several merchantmen bound to the west ward.

Houghton 1759

Sat 31 Mar

From the Downs down Channel

At 5 am Beachy head north.

Houghton 1759

Sun 1 April

At 10 am anchored, there being no wind & flood against us. Isle of Wight WNW. Chichester church 5 or 6 leagues.

Houghton 1759

Tues 3 April

At Spithead

Came on board the purser with 2 jacketts belonging to HC and 1 for myself.

Houghton 1759

Fri 6 April

At St Hellens.

7 am weighed under convoy. Rear Adm Cornish of the Blue. York (60 guns) Capt Pearce. Ajax (Lindsay), Stormont (Fletcher), Delawar (Larkin) & Prince Henry. Anchord at St Hellens.

Houghton 1759

Houghton 1759

Sat 14 Apr

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Houghton 1759

Sun 15 April

From Portsmouth

Admiral Boscawen made signal to sail as did Adm Cornish whose convoy we are under with Duc D'Acquitaine of 64, Capt William Hewitt; York of 60 Capt Pearce; Falmouth of 54 Capt Hughes; The Ajax, Stormont, Delaware & Prince Henry Pacquet East Indiamen with

Houghton 1759

Tues 17 April

70 miles

Light gales. Fair weather. Under easy sail all night for some of the fleet a Starn (sic) . I take my departure from the Lizard

Houghton 1759

Wed 18 April

4710

111 miles

Fresh gales with a swell. Lost sight of Admiral Boscawen, he being ahead.

Houghton 1759

Fri 20 April

4350

157 miles

Fresh gales, cloudy. Shortened sail for the Ajax, far astern, which sails very indiferently. At noon Adm hove too as did the rest of the fleet. I believe it is for a vessel that is crowding all the sail she can after us.

Houghton 1759

Sat 21 April

4150

125 miles

Pleasant, fair weather. In company. Easy sail all night.

Houghton 1759

Mon 23 April

3857

105 mls

14 butts of beer and water expended this last week.

Houghton 1759

Tues 24 April

3724

98 mls

I find we do not sail so well afore the wind as large and close hauld.

Houghton 1759

Thurs 26 April

343

101 miles

Cloudy & squally. Admiral shortened sail as he has done every night so that the sternmost ships might come up.

Houghton 1759

Fri 27 April

3255

87 mls

11 pm hove too, the Admiral making signal for doing so, lay under topsails being near latitude Port Sancto.

Houghton 1759

Mon 30 April

62 miles

Moderate gale and cloudy. At sunrise the body of Madeira bore NWbN distance 16 leagues.

Houghton 1759

Tues 1 May

At Madeira. Sent empty casks ashore. Severall small Portugueze vessels riding here.

Houghton 1759

Wed 2 May

Madeira

Sent some empty casks on shore for water by a country boat. Set up bobstays and bowsprit shrouds.

Houghton 1759

Fri 4 May

Madeira

Received four tons (tuns) of water.

Houghton 1759

Sat 5 May

Madeira

Received ten tons of water

Houghton 1759

Sun 6 May

Madeira

Received ten tons of water and some pipes of wine.

Houghton 1759

Mon 7 May

(Departs Madeira) at 2 am Thomas Jones, Thomas Irvin and Dougal McNight seamen run away with the yaul. At daybreak we found her with allmost the starboard side stove in on the beach opposite the town. Got her on board again by a country boat.

Houghton 1759

Tues 8 May

From Madeira

33 miles.

At 4 pm weigh'd, the sign being made for some time. There are 11 of our men missing, some refusing to come off as they expected we should not sail till morning.

Houghton 1759

Fri 11 May

2742

137 miles.

Pleasant gales. Stowed longboat between decks.

Houghton 1759

Mon 14 May

2414

81 mls

Light gales, smooth water. At 1/2 past 1 pm William Simpson boatswain's servant fell over board. Hove too, hoisted the pinnace and took him up and made sail again. Most fellet hove too. Am endeavouring to find the trim of the ship by bringing her more by

Houghton 1759

Wed 16 May

214

115 mls

Sailmaker making another top gallant. Armourer fitting the irons.

Houghton 1759

Fri 18 May

1647

136 mls

In company as before. Kept a lookout towards morning being near the latitude of N'most of Cape de Verde islands but I judge we are west of them. There being more than a half point difference between the fore and after mast, got 2 foremost guns aft abrest

Houghton 1759

18 May

1427

152 mls

A brisk trade. All the fleet ahead except Ajax.

Houghton 1759

20 May

1158

110 mls

Moderate gale. Fair weather. Admiral makes 2 degrees more westing than we do which convinces us our compasses have attracted with the Iron beneath.

Houghton 1759

Fri 25 May

710

75 mls

Light gales, fair weather, the current still in our favour.

Houghton 1759

Sun 27 May

639

41 mls

Much fish about the ship. We have used for past week upwards of 2 butts of water a day. Prayers today.

Houghton 1759

Fri 1 June

436

44 miles

Light winds. In company as before.

Houghton 1759

Tues 5 June

054 N

74 miles

(Equato) Moderate gales. Abundance of fish.r

Houghton 1759

Mon 11 June

753S

Spoke with Ajax Capt Lindsey informs me he makes 450' W from Madeira and 7 variation which cannot be if so far to the westward.

Houghton 1759

Houghton 1759

18 Jun

198

78 mls

Admiral Vernon exercises his squadron in line of battle.

Houghton 1759

28 Jun

2934

136 mls

In company as before. Well up with the Admiral.

Houghton 1759

Sun 1 July

2927

44mls

Saw some Pintado birds and alcatrosses (sic).

Houghton 1759

Thurs 5 July

165 miles

Fresh gales & squalls. Saw silver birds. Ajax far astern.

Houghton 1759

Fri 6 July

3325 S

138 miles

Moderate with squalls and large swell which causes ship to labour much. Well up with fleet.

Houghton 1759

Fri 13 July

3554

40 mls

Ahead of fleet all night.

Houghton 1759

Wed 18 July

3525'

Saw a strange ship which hoisted dutch colours. I am certain we are near the outer edge of Bank.

Houghton 1759

Sat 21 July

3551 S

87 miles

Pleasant weather, smooth water. At sunset saw Cape False.

Houghton 1759

Mon 23 July

366 S

Cape False.

A large following sea and swell caused ship to labour very much. Well up with the fleet. 161 mls

Houghton 1759

Thurs 26 July

3527

56 miles

Pleasant weather. At noon Fleet lay too, boats passing & repassing to the Admiral.

Houghton 1759

Mon 30 July

3551

126 miles

Lightning in the night. A large swell from SW.

Houghton 1759

Thurs 2 Aug

3137

57 miles

In company with HMS Lenox (Adm Cornish); HMS York (Capt Pearce), HMS Falmouth, HMS Acquitaine and Ajax and Stormont East indiamen.

Houghton 1759

Mon 6 Aug

2823

118 miles

Moderate gales. Fleet well up together. 7 miles to South of account I believe it may be an error in the distance.

Houghton 1759

Wed 8 Aug

102 mls

Saw several birds. Admiral expects to see land very soon.

Houghton 1759

Thurs 9 Aug

Saw island of Madagascar.

Houghton 1759

Fri 10 Aug

Passed reef of Sandy Island. Anchored in St Augustines Bay.

Houghton 1759

St Augustine's Bay

Houghton 1759

St Augustine's Bay

Houghton 1759

St Augustine's Bay

Houghton 1759

Fri 31 Aug

St Augustine's Bay

Admiral makes signal to prepare for sailing.

Houghton 1759

Sat 1 Sep

Made signal to weigh. Hoisted in the pinnace. Several sick on board.

Houghton 1759

Sun 2 Sept

2111

Fresh gale & large following sea. I take my leave from St Augustines Bay.

Houghton 1759

Mon 3 Sept

1848

146 miles

Very easy following swell. Our bullocks has suffered much in the rolling weather. We have had this two days past and died today and were obliged to kill three more in the morning.

Houghton 1759

Wed 5 Sep

164

45 miles

Light winds. Saw a large sheerwater.

Houghton 1759

Fri 7 Sept

1219'

Saw Mohilla.

Houghton 1759

Sat 8 Sept

At sunset the body of Comoro. At noon the body of Mohilla 7 or 8 leagues. Several soldiers with fever.

Houghton 1759

Comoro Islands

Houghton 1759

Mon 10 Sept

113 S

49 mls

I take my leave from the Island Comoro

Houghton 1759

Tues 11 Sept

938

82 miles

8 miles to Sward of Acct which I impute to a current.

Houghton 1759

Sun 16 Sept

051 S

99 ml

Equator

Houghton 1759

Tues 18 Sept

140 N

103 mls

The sun near our zenith.

Houghton 1759

Sat 22 Sept

521 N

122 miles

Lay too for the Stormont.

Houghton 1759

Tues 25 Sept

627 N

69 miles

Several soldiers in a fair way of recovery, the fever having left them.

Houghton 1759

Wed 26 Sept

723 S

71 miles

Saw abundance of red crabs. In the morning Col Coote and Capt Ingram went on board the Falmouth.

Houghton 1759

Houghton 1759

Sat 6 Oct

636 N

149 mls

Extremes of high land over Cape Comerine. 11 leagues.

Houghton 1759

Sun 7 Oct

553

113 mls

(Speaks to Capt Edwards on Hopewell from Bombay) He informs us Admiral Pocock has had an engagement with the French where the French have had the worst of it. The French have blown up Fort St David and besieged Madras but were obliged to leave it. Visag

Houghton 1759

Sun 14 Oct

959

27 mls

In company. Prayers today.

Houghton 1759

Sat 20 Oct

Madras

At 1 pm Admiral Pocock sent his lieutenant on board with an order from the Governor and Council of Madras to open the Company's packet for that Presidency in presence of my chief and second officer and to deliver all the letters for H.M squadron which I c

Houghton 1759

Houghton 1759

Sun 28 Oct

Madras

Ship Houghton in Madras Road.

Houghton 1759

Mon 29 Oct

Madras

Went on shore with Col Coote. Saluted him with 17 guns. First giving him 3 cheers. PM disembarking part of the troops. Sent on shore the Co packet.

Houghton 1759

Madras

Rec'd 30 soldiers and 2 officers for Bengal. Arrack & 160 bags rice & 10 paddy.

Houghton 1759

Madras

Sent on shore: 6 bales canvas; 38 barrels of tarr; 2 casks claret; 10 casks beer (all belonging Charles Newton); 10 casks beer & box of stationery (belonging R.B.); 1 chest beer (W.S.); half chest of claret & chest of cutlery (J.H.) purser?

Houghton 1759

Sunday 4 Nov

Madras

Send on shore remainder of Regimental things.

Houghton 1759

08 Nov

Madras

Alex Rayner, captain's steward run at Madras.

Houghton 1759

09 Nov

Madras

Fort fires 75 gun salute for King's birthday.

Houghton 1759

Mon 12 Nov

From Madras

In company with Ajax and Stormont. I take my departure from Madras.

Houghton 1759

Thurs 29 Nov

1939

Broken Island.

Houghton 1759

Sat 1 Dec

1950

Fort St George.

Houghton 1759

Houghton 1759

Mon 24 Dec

Ballasore Road

Houghton 1759

29 Dec

From Kedgeree to Culpee.

Houghton 1759

30 Dec

Culpee

Soldiers disembark. In the evening I went up to Calcutta.

Houghton 1759

Houghton 1760

5 Jan 1760

Received some arrack and one bull. Came on board five black caulkers and a master to assist in caulking the ship.

Houghton 1760

06 Jan

Received 20 lascars to work the ship, the company being partly sick and lame(?).

Houghton 1760

07 Jan

Finding our pork bad and rotten and stinking, had a survey on it, all the officers present. It being very bad by the unanimous consent of all people present. Throwed 7 casks of it overboard.

Houghton 1760

Thurs 10 Jan

Culpee

Came alongside a sloop and took part of HC goods. Sent Private Trade to town. Several of the people very ill.

Houghton 1760

Fri 11 Jan

Culpee

John Sparrow, Carpenter 2nd Mate, fell overboard & drowned.

Houghton 1760

Sun 13 jan

Culpee

Send to town HC goods.

Houghton 1760

Wed 16 Jan

Culpee

Opened 25 hogshds of pork in presence of Officers & threw it overboard, not being fit to eat. Saw a corpse floating. Found it to be Sparrow, whom we buried. Rec'd 7 French prisoners by order of Governor & Council of Fort William.

Houghton 1760

Mon 21 Jan

Culpee

Rec'd 500 bags of saltpetre.

Houghton 1760

Tues 22 Jan

Culpee

Sent longboat to town with Private Trade. Discharged the black caulkers.

Houghton 1760

Thurs 24 Jan

Ingeli

Delivered some bars of iron belonging to CN (?). Loading Fortune sloop with shot and shells on acct HC. Preparing to heal ship.

Houghton 1760

Fri 25

Rec'd 3 invalides to carry to England

Houghton 1760

Houghton 1760

Fri 1 Feb

Stowing redwood & saltpeter.

Houghton 1760

Wed 6 Feb

Taking remains of saltpetre.

Houghton 1760

Houghton 1760

Sun 10 Feb

Rec'd by a burr 100 bags of rice. Passed by Col Clive & family who are going to England. Saluted him with 17 guns.

Houghton 1760

Fri 15 Feb

Sent on shore half our gunpowder to be dry'd, it being much clotted.

Houghton 1760

Tues 19 Feb

Mr Grant, pilot, took charge of the ship, intending to carry her out tomorrow if wind permits.

Houghton 1760

Thurs 21 Feb

Weighd and dropt down at the latter part of the Cobb.

Houghton 1760

Mon 25 Feb

Unbent the main topsail to mend it, it being eaten by rats.. Rec'd 721 bags of rice on acct HC.

Houghton 1760

Tues 26 Feb

Rec'd 630 bags of rice.

Houghton 1760

26-Feb

Ingeley Road

Rec'd 843 baggs of rice on acct H.C.

Houghton 1760

27-Feb

Rec'd 500 bags rice on acct H.C. and stores for C.N.

Houghton 1760

29 Feb

Rec'd 800 bags rice.

Houghton 1760

Houghton 1760

Mon 3 Mar

At 11 weighd. At noon passd the Buoy of the Broken; at 2 pm Buoy of Barrabulla; half 12 Buoy of the Fairway

Houghton 1760

Tues 4 Mar

At noon the pilot left us.

Houghton 1760

Wed 5 Mar

208 N

61 mls

Depart from Port Palmiras towards Bombay.

Houghton 1760

Fri 7 Mar

188 N

Got sheet anchors up and cleaned in their berths.

Houghton 1760

Sun 9 Mar

1713

21 mls

Prayers today.

Houghton 1760

Mon 10 Mar

1641 N

37

Found one of the sides of the gun carriage broke. Dismounted gun barrel, leaving the carriage as fast as possible.

Houghton 1760

Wed 12

1529 N

49

Ugly chopping swell. Caulkers about the bits in the forecastle.

Houghton 1760

Sat 15 Mar

1340 N

40

Caulkers on the gun deck.

Houghton 1760

Mon 17 Mar

1313N

30

Light winds. Caulkers employed as before.

Houghton 1760

Wed 19 Mar

1139N

66

Repairing the yawl.

Houghton 1760

Sat 22 Mar

851N

92

Are getting the coals out of the hold & putting them in casks that we may be ready for our cargo as soon as we get on the coast.

Houghton 1760

Sun 23 Mar

82 N

At noon, Island Teloan (Ceylon?) bearing SW. By the height, judge it to be Fryers Hood.

Houghton 1760

Mon 24 Mar

721

Extremes of Teyloan. In morning, saw a sail working to the N'ward. Cleared ship immediately but it proved only a sloop which we passed about noon.

Houghton 1760

Tues 25 Mar

559 N

At noon the high land of Magenhagen. The Great Bassas from the masthead.

Houghton 1760

Wed 26 Mar

62'

Sights Dunore Head. To the west of some red cliffs. In the morning I found ourselves drove very much to the northward of our account, near 80 miles since yesterday.

Houghton 1760

Fri 28 Mar

622

The Haycock EbN and the town of Galle. Adams Peak NE. Abreast of Island of Barberin.

Houghton 1760

Sun 30 Mar

Columbo Castle. Shore 8 leagues. I take my leave of Columbo in Lat 75 N.

Houghton 1760

30 Mar

753N

100 mls

Sights highlands of Tegorapatam

Houghton 1760

Tues 1 Apr

829

81 mls

Extremes of land to Sth, Cadiapatam Point. Extremes to Nth, Veniampoint I expected to have seen Anjengo, as it is laid down at 830 but I judge it is not well laid down in the charts.

Houghton 1760

Wed 2 Apr

848'

Anjengo

11 fathoms, sandy ground in Anjenga Road. Flagstaff & Portuguese Church. Found riding here HM Newcastle, 50 guns, and a grab Deliver rice on acct HC. I make latitude 848 N which is 18 miles more to the N than laid down in English chart and 20 more than i

Houghton 1760

Thur 3 Apr

Anjengo

Delivered more rice.

Houghton 1760

Fri 4 Apr

Anjengo

2 sails to north. The largest showed Moors colours. All ready for lading but the sea wind coming in fresh from the NW obliged us to lay fast for the land wind.

Houghton 1760

Sat 5 Apr

Anjengo

In the evening took up the kedge anchor to be ready against the land wind. At 5 am weighed and made sail. At 11 am spoke to a dean ship from Trinumbar(?) for Callicut.

Houghton 1760

Sun 6 April

928 N

35 mls

Sails from Anjengo towards Bombay.

Houghton 1760

Mon 7 Apr

101

Cochin flag. At 11 the Revenge, Bomay cruizer, Capt Watson came out from Admiral Stevens who is in Cochin Road. Revenge sent her boat on board who we were.

Houghton 1760

Wed 9 Apr

105 N

39

The moors ship far astern.

Houghton 1760

Thurs 10 Apr

1040

Venian Fort 6 miles. Moorman in company but far astern, she not sailing as well as we do.

Houghton 1760

11 Apr

1115 N

38 mls

Riapou river 12 miles. Sees the Stormont, with sloop, getting under way from Callicut. English flag 5 miles.

Houghton 1760

Sun 13 Apr

1115'

Calicut

Anchored here Fulta Romaina, moor ship. Sent Mr Smith, 2nd mate, on shore in yawl to enquire about the timber for us.

Houghton 1760

Mon 14 Apr

Callicut

Received 200 teak plank on acct HC. Anchored a Danish ship from Trincumbar which saluted us with 9 guns. We returned the same number.

Houghton 1760

14 Apr

1122

From Tellicherry to Bombay. Received 400 plank of different sizes and 2 large beams 40 foot long & 16" square. At 5 am weighed and made sail. Fulta Romaina in company.

Houghton 1760

16 Apr

Tellicherry

Saw flag of Tellicherry. Three ships in the Road, Admiral Pocock is one. In the evening Admiral Pocock getting under way the Fort having saluted him. I went on shore. Saluted by 9 guns. In the Road is the Griffin, Capt Thomas Dethick, for China and 3 Port

Houghton 1760

Fri 18 May

Tellicherry

Rec'd 200 robins of pepper on acct HC 2 cows for use of ships company. Anchored here Fulta Romaina.

Houghton 1760

Sat 19 Apr

Made sail from Tellicherry.

Houghton 1760

Sun 20 April

Our main topsail, being very old, split. Mount Dilla to Nth 6 leagues

Houghton 1760

Tues 22 Apr

Off shore 4 miles. At 9pm fired gun as signal for anchoring to Fulta Romaina.

Houghton 1760

Thurs 24 Apr

Mount Formosa 3-4 leagues. Bassalore Fort. Sail bearing WNW I judge to be Stormont but am not certain.

Houghton 1760

Fri 25 Apr

1347 N

Saw 2 sail. Immediately cleared the ship and got everything ready to engage should it prove an enemy. 8 am Spindle Island.

Houghton 1760

Sat 26 Apr

1338

Pigeon Islands. Stormont still in sight.

Houghton 1760

Tues 29 Apr

At 6 in morning saw a sail bearing NW with a Callivat in company. At 10 she tackt and stood athwart us. Hoisted English colours Jack Ensign Pendant and had mounted 16 guns that had ports for 20. At first I took her for the Bombay Grab. Stood athwart usaga

Houghton 1760

Wed 1 May

Capr Rames

Houghton 1760

Thurs 8 May

Dabull Harbour.

Houghton 1760

Fri 9 May

At 9am spoke with the Guardian, Bombay cruizer, Capt Goods. At 5 came on board Capt England, master attendant, and took charge of the ship to carry her in. At anchor in Bombay Harbour. Found here Godolphin, CaptWm Hutchinson; the Sherbet Tung (?) Capt Wed

Houghton 1760

Sat 10 May

1858'

Bombay Harbour. Sent on shore 2 beams of 40 feet long and 16 inches square on account of Honourable Company. Delivered 400 bags of rice on acct H.C.

Houghton 1760

Tues 13 May

Delivering plank and rice.

Houghton 1760

Wed 14 May

2 loads of empty casks.

Houghton 1760

Thurs 15 May

Delivered 400 bags of rice.

Houghton 1760

15 May

Godolphin sailed for Madras.

Houghton 1760

16 May

Bombay

Delivered H.C. rice and 30 grapnals belong to C.N. 3 French prisoners v. ill of venerial desease which required there being sallivated. Had Governor's permission send them to the hospital.

Houghton 1760

18 May

Bombay

Sent on shore casks of nails belonging to C.N. Delivered 578 bags of rice on acct H.C.

Houghton 1760

19 May

Bombay

Stored 200 robins(?) of pepper in the breadroom which we received at Tellicherry.

Houghton 1760

22 May

Sent longboat on shore with packs of staves & iron hoops.

Houghton 1760

June

Bombay

Caulkers, sailmakers etc busy throughout.

Houghton 1760

Wed 4 Jun

Bombay

Rec'd 45 chest of Cassia Marked ON belonging to me. 40 bags saltpetre belonging HC.

Houghton 1760

04 Jun

Recd 53 bags saltpetre.

Houghton 1760

Mon 16 June

Examined 4 casks of pork, salted at Bengal, very much tainted. Threw them overboard in presence of all officers.

Houghton 1760

Tues 17 June

Got up the rest of the Bengal salt pork. Picked out the best (2 casks) and threw the rest overboard, the officers all present.

Houghton 1760

Mon 23 June

Sent James Deldary to hospital. Rec'd 200 bags saltpetre.

Houghton 1760

Sat 28 June

Anchored her the ship Admiral Pocock.

Houghton 1760

July

Bombay

Houghton 1760

07 Jul

Bombay

Discharged John Tossell, Ordry Seaman , in exchange for Arthur Gordon, Able Seaman.

Houghton 1760

Thurs 24 July

Returned John Mullings & Thomas Thompson from Hospital, being recovered.

Houghton 1760

Tues 29 July

Came on board 40 of the Cumberlands men & boatswain who are preparing to get their mast in.

Houghton 1760

29 Jul

Sent Robert Blinkinship to hospital.

Houghton 1760

August

Bombay

Houghton 1760

Bombay

Houghton 1760

31 Aug

Bombay

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19 Sep

Bombay

William Langley, caulker died at Bombay

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Bombay

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Oct

Bombay

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04 Oct

Bombay

Robert Blenkinship died at Bombay.

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Bombay

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31 Oct

Bombay

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Bombay

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Fri 21 Nov

Bombay

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Sat 22 Nov

Depart Bombay

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Sun 23 Nov

1756N

52 miles

Ship very tight and makes little water.

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Mon 24 Nov

179 N

65 mls

(Harcourt sends over 2 HC soldiers who deserted.) Capt Webber who made me an offer of them, being weakest manned.

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Wed 26 Nov

1620

67 mls

Found stock of sheet anchor quite eat through insomuch as the condicion was un serviceable.

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Fri 28 Nov

Making for the halfports, the others being quite rotten

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Sat 29 Nov

1441 N

116 mls

A little after 8 am was greatly alarmed by the cry of fire in the ship. Found it to be just within the gunroom door, occasioned by a candle being left their by the gunners mate among some coats for half ports just made. Put it out immediately without any

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Sun 30 Nov

1320 N

127 miles

Everyone at their quarters. Exercised the great guns.

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Mon 1 Dec

1210

100

Moderate gales decreasing. The Harcourt sails something better today.

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Thurs 4 Dec

851 N

96 miles

On board the Harcourt today. Find they make 70-80 miles more meridian than we do. Tried the glass and found it 1 second & half too short.

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Sat 6 Dec

621

120 miles.

William Cole butcher dies

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Tues 9 Dec

04 N

157 miles

Pleasant gales. Harcourt sails much better than first coming out.

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Sat 13 Dec

440 S

75 mls

Kept a good lookout at night being in the latitude of the Bassas.

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Sun 14 Dec

81 mls.

Prayers today.

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Sun 21 Dec

1518 S

34 mls

Uncertain winds, threatening weather.

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Thurs 25 Dec

1938

114 mls

Stormont ahead today.

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Tues 30 Dec

2553S

84 mls

Moderate gale. Ships well up together.

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Thurs 1 Jan

2742 S

53 mls

In co with Harcourt & Stormont. Passed a very large lump of a tree.

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Sat 10 Jan

3613

44 mls

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Sun 11 Jan

3649

67 mls

Fresh gales. Large swell

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Tues 13 jan

3723

107 mls

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Wed 14 Jan

3834

122 mls

18 of our people ill, more complaining daily.

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Wed 21 Jan

3531 S

115 miles

Fresh gales & large swell. Ship labour & pitch at times.

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Fri 23 Jan

3359

34 miles

Light winds.

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Sun 25 Jan

3120

106 mls

Our people very sickly.

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27 Jan

266

169 mls

Joseph Thorp seaman dies.

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28 Jan

2436

153 mls

Ship has laboured much. More of our people complain today.

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29 Jan

2250

140 mls

Pleasant, brisk trade. John Boquet, seaman, dies

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31-Jan

1940

125 mls

Our surgeon disabled in both his hands by a fever.

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04 Oeb

St Helena

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Fri 19 Feb

St Helena

People employed about rigging. Sick begin to mend.

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March

St Helena

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Sat 14 March

St Helena

Exercise the guns.

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April

St Helena

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Wed 15 April

St Helena

Send 25 men to fetch wood.

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May

St Helena

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Thurs 14 May

St Helena

Exercised the great guns.

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Wed 27 May

160 S

At 5 I came on board with Charles Maningham Esq & his lady, passengers for England. Saluted them with 15 guns. Rec'd Company's Packet. At sunset, weigh'd and made sail in company with Royal Duke, Capt Pigou. Saluted Fort with 9 guns which they returned.

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Fri 29 May

125 S

77 mls

Light winds, smooth water.

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Sun 31 May

1119

78 mls

Moderate gales. In company as before. Prayers today.

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Thurs 4 June

536 S

139 miles

Pleasant fresh trade. In company.

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Mon 8 June

137 N

111 mls

Moderate gale. Crossed the Equator.

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Fri 12

636 N

42 mls

Much rain, confused swell.

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Sun 14 June

75 N

49 mls

Exceeding hot weather. Topsail almost to pieces. Thin rags so very bad condemnd him.

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Wed 17 June

86N

59 mls

Shortened sail for Royal Duke.

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Mon 22 June

1248 N

126 mls

A great swell from NNE. Ship labour & pitch and make some water. Shifted the jibb in morning to mend. It being split in hauling him down.

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Thurs 25 June

1726

117 miles

Pleasant trade. Kept good look out at night it being in latitude of Cape Verde Islands.

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Sun 30 June

2643 N

97 mls

Pleasant weather. Shortened sail in Evening for Royal Duke now far astern. Saw bundles of gulph weed.

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Wed 1 July

2730

48 mls

Light winds decreasing to calm.

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Sat 4 July

3012

101 mls

A light gale, cloudy with small rain. The ship has made very little water these 3 or 4 days past.

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Wed 8 July

3629

64 mls

Light winds, fair weather. Much weeds today. Exercise the great guns.

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Sat 11 July

19 mls

Calms

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Sun 12 July

3723

8 miles

Calms. Saw a small turtle.

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Mon 13 July

3725

16 miles

Fair & calm.

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Thurs 16 July

3912

14 mls

Light airs. By a good observation at noon I find myself to Northward of account 22 miles which I impute partly to a current & partly to an error in the distance.

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Mon 20 July

4212

145 mls

Fresh gales. Royal Duke far ahead.

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Thurs 23 July

4547

147 mls

At 4 am saw a sail bearing ESE. Cleard ship immediately and had all hands to their quarters when everything was ready for engaging if she should prove an enemy. At 5.30 she hoisted English colours and fired 2 guns to leeward. She coming up very fast, took

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Fri 24 July

4627

156 mls

Pleasant gales. In company with HM ship Fame & Royal Duke.

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Tues 28 July

4629

56 mls

Large swell makes ship labour & pitch. Saw a Dutch ship.

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30 Jul

4942

114 mls

At 10 came on board a Lieutenant from HMS Fame to press our people.

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Sat 1st Aug

4951

81 mls

At 5 pm the Lieut of the Fame returned with 21 of our mento assist us up.

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Sun 2 Aug

81 mls

At 4pm the extreames of Scilly Islands. At 9 anchored in Plymouth Sound. Sent ashore the Purser with 2 packetts for EIC.

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Mon 3 Aug

Plymouth Sound

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Plymouth

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Mon 10 Aug

Plymouth

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Tues 11 Aug.

Plymouth

Weighed & got under wayin company with Lynn & Royal Duke

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Wed 12 Aug

Passed St Albans and Portland.

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Thurs 13 Aug

Dunnose

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Fri 14 Aug

St Hellens church.

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Mon 17 Aug

Beachey Head

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17 Aug

Downs

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Fri 21 Aug

Through Narrows. Past buoy of the Spanyard.

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Sat 22 Aug

Lower Gravesend Reach.

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23 Aug

Arrive Deptford

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Sat 29 Aug

129 bags of pepper sent on shore

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31 Aug

216 bags of pepper sent ashore in Madrass hoy.

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Wed 2 Sep

22 bales of Carmenia wool & 73 bags pepper on Speedwell lighter.

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Thurs 3 Sep

40 bales & 34 bags pepper on Mary lighter.

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Fri 4 Sep

13 bales of Surat piece goods

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Sat 5 Sep

100 bags of pepper

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Mon 7 Sep

83 bags of pepper & 11 bags

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Tues 8 Sep

295 bags of pepper on Madrass hoy.

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Wed 9 Sep

200 bags pepper on Elizabeth hoy & private trade.

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Fri 11 Sep

600 bags saltpetre on Speedwell hoy.

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13 Sep

saltpetre

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14-Sep

saltpetre

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15-Sep

Redwood on Bombay hoy.

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Thurs 17 Sep

Redwood & saltpetre on Speedwell hoy

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Fri 18 Sep

ditto

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Sat 19 Sep

Redwood & saltpetre on Bengal hoy. Last entry.