THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal & Log of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Warren Hastings on her voyage to Whampoa 1823-1824. Commanded by Captain Richard Rawes.

EXTRACTS

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

WARREN HASTINGS

(EAST INDIA DOCKS, BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain R. Rawes

Voyage to the Far East

24 February 1823 - 13 July 1824

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 9T)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
January 2014


Contents


The HEICS


East India House, Leadenhall Street, London, 1796-1861
from Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813.

The Library of the Honourable East India Company Service is housed in the British Library in Euston, London. The HEICS library contains many thousands of records including hundreds of ships’ journals, logs, ledgers & pay books. They are contained in large ledgers, the journals & logs in one tome with the ledgers and pay books in separate books. A catalogue of these records was published in 1999 by the British Library, titled ‘Catalogue of East India Company Ships’ Journals and Logs 1600-1834’ and edited by Anthony Farrington. Most of these records have not been microfilmed. If a copy is required then a microfilm copy is made at the expense of the purchaser to whom a photostat or CD is given. A useful site for the explanation on the HEICS library is: www.barnettmaritime.co.uk/mainheic.htm.

HEICS ships would leave from and return to London using a number of stopping points both in the Thames estuary and the south coast. Passengers would more than likely embark and disembark at these stopping points.


Map of the Thames estuary indicating some of the navigational points mentioned in the journals.

Until the opening of the East India Docks at Blackwall in 1806, Company ships moored on the tidal river alongside the Royal shipyards at Deptford. Deptford was the anchorage at the start of the Port of London. The ships moored alongside lines of moorings called tiers and all goods were offloaded on to lighters, hoys or barges and carried by them to wharves on shore or further up river.

Deptford from the South London Guide


1806 - the new East India docks at Blackwall
from Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813.


Circa 1830 - East India docks at Blackwall
from WWW.British-History.ac.uk.


Every attempt has been made to produce a faithful 'abridged' copy of the Journal and Log Book. A glossary along with explanatory notes has been added to help the reader to understand the transcript along with information of other ships and people noted in the Journal. It is realised that errors are possible owing to the difficulty of transcription. The Editor's notes can be found throughout set within square brackets.


Journals and Log Books.

A journal & log is a fascinating record of day-to-day events on board ship such as location, weather, repairs, washing decks, including the gun deck where the crew slept, discipline, loading and unloading, embarking and disembarking and external events. The ledger records everyone on board, their positions and status whether or not they left ship or perished, including passengers. There is also a distinction between the 'Harbour Journal' and the 'Sea Log'. The ledger starts as large blank pages given to the Commander or Purser at the commencement of each voyage. The journal and log is dutifully created by the Commander or assigned officer and the resulting ledger, signed by the Commander is handed in at the end of the voyage. It was the duty of the ship's Purser to deposit the ship's journals etc. at East India House.

Duplicate logs written on HEICS forms survive as in the case of the Warren Hastings in 1825-6 and the Repulse in 1831-32. These have the appearance of being soiled and original as opposed to the rather clean copies handed in to India House. It is not known how many of these copies were kept on a particular voyage or are still extant but their survival must be rare. The keeping of copy journals by midshipmen and junior officers was probably encouraged for training purposes. On a rare occasion such as with the 1822/3 voyage of the ship 'London' to Madras and China, the Captains, the 3rd mate's, a midshipman's and another journal was lodged at India House.


Example of a page from this Journal.
Monday 4th April 1831.


The Warren Hastings.


The Warren Hastings off Ascension Island May 1823.,
Taken from The Old East Indiamen by E K Chatterton, Conway Maritime Press 1971.

There were five HEICS ships named Warren Hastings. The Warren Hastings on which Captain Rawes sailed was the fifth of that name. It is not recorded where or by whom she was built but she would have been a well-armed ship and in this case weighed twelve hundred tons. Her first recorded sailing was to the Cape and China in 1810/1, under Captain Gunter Lyde Browne, while her owner is recorded as John Pascal Larkins. Mr Larkins then sold her to William Simms. It is noted Warren Hastings three was still sailing to China, after number five was in operation. For the next four sailings to China, 1814, 1818, 1822 & 1825, Mr William Sims was her owner and Captain Richard Rawes was her commander. On Captain Rawes' last voyage to China in 1825, the ship ran into severe weather in which she sustained considerable damage to her structure. It was decided to change course and head for Penang in Malaysia for repairs. After leaving Penang the ship encountered a cyclone, which caused further damage and necessitated a lengthy stay at Whampoa. Whampoa was the port at Canton in China where western merchant vessels exchanged cargoes. This was the last recorded voyage of both the Warren Hastings and Captain Rawes. The ship's fate is not recorded but her condition maybe suggests that this was indeed her last voyage.

John Pascal Larkins, along with other family members, were part owners of all five ships named Warren Hastings from 1781 to 1833. To confuse matters, Warren Hastings two, [There was a major incident with number three, which was captured by the French.], was on the high seas at the same time as number five. Number two was built in 1808 was 154ft and weighed 1000 tons. She was on the seas at least until 1833 and one of her captains was Thomas Larkins.

Farrington extract for this voyage:-
The extract from Catalogue of East India Company Ships’ Journals and Logs 1600-1834, edited by Anthony Farrington:-

WARREN HASTINGS (5): 1200 tons
Principal Managing Owners: 1 John Pascal Larkins, 2-5 William Sims

          5 1822/3 China

          L/MAR/B/9T      Journal 24 Feb 1823-13 Jul 1824

          L/MAR/B/9QQ(1)  Ledger

          L/MAR/B/9QQ(2)  Pay Book

          Capt Richard Rawes

          Downs 21 Apr 1823 - 1 Oct Whampoa

          - Second Bar 17 Jan 1824 - 27 Mar St Helena - 10 Jun Downs

          - Second Bar 17 Jan 1824 - 27 Mar St Helena - 10 Jun Downs


The Convoy

Honourable East India Company Service ships were generally well armed and capable of holding their own against single adversaries. The Journals often mention the cleaning of guns and drills taking place. Passing Royal Navy ships would occasionally come alongside Company ships and press some of the crew. However, especially in times of war, Company ships would set sail in convoy, accompanied by a Royal Navy ship with the commander described as Commodore. During the long voyage there would be a fair amount of 'watching out', both for each other and for 'strangers'. If a stranger was not identified quickly then the Royal Navy ship would peel off and give chase. Royal Navy ships would not necessarily be any larger than merchant ships, which had to provide cargo space but they were specifically prepared and better armed with their crew trained for war. A convoy would not remain fixed as there would be ships, both HEICS, Royal Navy ships and others peeling off or joining. This would be especially the case when the convoy reached its port of destination.

Seasonal weather patterns such as prevailing winds would play a part in when ships or convoys would leave England. January to July seems to have been the favoured time to set sail for the Far East.


Approaches to Bombay and Calcutta

HEICS ships bound for Bombay would sail up the west coast of India and various land marks were noted in the Journals as they approached Bombay.


The west coast of India.


HEICS ships bound for Calcutta had to navigate the Hooghly River with its tidal flows and sand banks as they headed for Saugor (Sagar), the main port for disembarkation. Various landmarks were noted in the Journals and the following link to a page on the Internet was of help with some of the names.


Part of the river Hooghly showing the island of Saugor (Sagar).


Approaches to Whampoa


Whampoa
Whampoa anchorage, now called Huangpu, on the Pearl river, was the import and export port
for all foreign ships entering China at Canton (Guangzhou), which is about 12 miles further up river.


Taken from The Opium War 1840-1842 by Peter Ward Fay.


Taken from The Opium War 1840-1842 by Peter Ward Fay.


Landmarks:
Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies

John Horsburgh, The India Directory or Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the interjacent ports of Africa and South America: originally compiled from the Journal of the Honourable Company's Ships, and from observations and remarks.. First published in two volumes plus supplement in 1811, is a most interesting book which describes the route and landmarks to the Far East, including approaches to the ports of India and China. An electronic version of the book is available on the Internet.

  • Vol. 1: London to the Bay of Bengal.
  • Vol. 2: Bay of Bengal to China, &c.


News Reports

Newspaper cuttings relating to the voyage of the Warren Hastings. 1: The Morning Post (London, England), Sunday, December 30, 1823; Issue 16544. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II. 2: The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, May 05, 1824; Issue 16653. 3: The Morning Post (London, England), Monday, June 07, 1824; Issue 16681.


List of Ships noted in this journal.

List of other ships mentioned in the Journal. Details of the ships have been added by the Editors from a number of sources. The reference is the page on which they are noted for the first time. The main sources for the HCS ships and for their commanders come from Farrington: Catalogue of East India Company's Ship' Journals. Another site used is: eicships.threedecks.org, a useful source for 'country' ships. Information on HM ships comes from the website: www.pbenyon.plus.com, and the Internet.
Page 14 --- Coromandel Hoy a hoy or barge belonging to a wharf, company or ship called Coromandel.
Page 14 --- Bensley Hoy a hoy or barge belonging to a wharf, company or ship called Bensley.
Page 16 --- Canton Hoy a hoy or barge belonging to a wharf, company or ship called Canton.
Page 19 --- Ingles Hoy a hoy or barge belonging to a wharf, company or ship called Ingles.
Page 19 --- Smith Hoy a hoy or barge belonging to a wharf, company or ship called Smith.
Page 21 HCS General Harris Built 1812, 165ft long, 1200 tons. Sailed to China at least 9 times. Now on her 6th voyage under Captain George Welstead. After her last voyage under the HEICS flag in 1825, she was sold for scrap for £5,900.
Page 22 --- Resolution of Aberdeen A page found on the Internet taken from the: newspaperarchive.com/edinburgh-advertiser/1821-10-09/page-8., dated 9th October 1821. The page has obviously been scanned in without correction, this an attempt at translation: "The Resolution of Aberdeen, McGregor, from Ijusa to London, was driven on shore on Tuesday night near Cucq.".
Page 25 HCS Dorsetshire Built by Barnard 1799, 165ft long, 1201 tons. Sailed to China at least 9 times. Her ninth voyage 1822/3 was under Captain Samuel Lyde. This was at the end of her last recorded voyage.
Page 32 HCS Hebe On 8th May 1823, Captain Rawes recorded a brig called Hebe on route from Lanzarote to Yarmouth. Farrington lists a ship called Hebe, styled an 'extra' ship, of 2 decks, length 116ft, weighing 413 tons, as on voyage to Bengal in 1809/10 under Captain Robert Johnson. There is also a painting by Welby Pugin of a brig called Hebe foundering on the Colombo Roads off Ceylon in 1852. It is likely that these references are of the same ship.

Image of Pugin's drawing of the Brig Hebe shipwreck.
Page 87 HCS Vansittart (4) Built at Calcutta by Gilmore 1813. 165ft long, 1273 tons. Made at least eleven voyages to China. Now on her sixth under Captain William H. C. Dalrymple. Richard Rawes, the cousin of Captain Rawes was serving on her as Purser.
Page 100 HCS Lowther Castle Built 1811, 176ft long, 1427 tons. Sailed to China at least 11 times. Now on her 7th voyage under Captain Thomas Baker.
Page 100 HCS General Kyd Built Calcutta 1813. 1286 tons. Made at least nine voyages to China, one from India. Now on her sixth under Captain Alexander Nairne.
Page 100 HCS Royal George (5) 5th of the name. Built by Wigram and launched in 1820. 166ft long, 1333 tons. 2nd recorded voyage to China, this one under Captain Christopher Biden. Last recorded voyage was in 1824/5.
Page 100 HCS Herefordshire Built 1814, 165ft long, 1279 tons. Sailed to China at least 11 times. Now on her 6th voyage under Captain William Hope.
Page 100 HCS Waterloo (1) Company's own ship built by Wigram, launched 21 Oct 1816. Length 166ft, 1325 tons. Nine voyages to China, of which this is the 4th. This was under Captain Richard Alsager.
Page 100 HCS Charles Grant Built 1810, 165ft long, 1274 tons. Sailed to China at least 12 times. Now on her 8th voyage under Captain William Hay.
Page 100 HCS Farquharson Built by Gordon of Deptford 1820. Length 166ft, 1326 tons. Made at least seven voyages to China. Now on her second under Captain William Cruickshank. Sold in 1834 for £6000. Apparently the ship's plans survive and are stored at the Royal Museum at Greenwich: collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/384457.html.
Page 100 HCS Kent (7) Built by Wigram, launched 1820. Length 116ft, 1332 tons. Three voyages to China of which this was her second. Her commander was Captain Henry Cobb.
Page 104 HCS Repulse Built by Wigram, launched 1820. Length 166ft, 1334 tons. At least six voyages to China of which this was her second. Her commander was Captain John Paterson.
Page 134 HCS Albion According to the Australian website: www.convictrecords.com.au, the Albion was at Van Diemen's Land on the 17th January 1824. By the 15th February she was crossing the Indian Ocean when spotted by Captain Rawes on Sunday 15th February 1824. She is possibly the Albion (4), listed by Farrington as a chartered ship with a crew of 35/44 and weighing 470 tons. She was chartered by the HEICS on 1802/1 to Madras & Bengal, and 1824/5 to Bengal. This leaves a space for the Albion being in the Indian Ocean on private business. The website site: eicships.threedecks.org, gives detail of a ship called the Albion as being built in Bristol in 1813.
Page 134 --- Madras On Thursday 11th March 1824, the Madras Commanded by Captain Fisher drew up alongside and asked for water. Captain Fisher informed Captain Rawes that he "had invalids & many passengers on board from Columbo and only two days water on board". Captain Rawes supplied him with 1300 gallons. On Sunday 14th March 1824, another 1271 gallons was supplied.
Page 134 --- Kingstone Sighted on Friday 12th March 1824. The website site: eicships.threedecks.org, records a ship called the Kingston, but gives little information so it is not clear whether it is the same ship.
Page 155 HCS Hythe Built by Barnard, launched 1820, length 166ft, 1333 tons. Sailed to China at least six times. Now on her 2nd voyage under Captain John Peter Wilson.
Page 155 HCS Prince of Denmark Not recorded as a Company ship by Farrington. On the website: www.myancestorsstory.com/shiplist_19.html#princeofdenmark, a ship called the Prince of Denmark is recorded as a whaler in New Zealand in 1825, under Captain William Stewart, otherwise nothing known.
Page 156 --- Britannia - Luke Not recorded as a Company ship by Farrington. Nothing else known except that it was at St Helena on Sunday 28th March 1824, from Madras.
Page 156 --- Henry Not noted by Farrington. Recorded by Captain Rawes as 'from Batavia'.
Page 156 --- Hero of Malone There is a reference to the ship in the 1830's on an Internet site: trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5090718, with another site: paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=FS18980226.2.21">Paperspast. Both sites elude to voyages to Australia. Captain Rawes noted the ship at St Helena on Tuesday 30th March 1824, as 'from Calcutta'.
Page 156 HCS Milford Believed to be the Milford recorded by Farrington as being built at Bombay 1786 weighing 625 tons. The only trip recorded was from to England in 1805/6. Captain Rawes recorded her on Wednesday 31st March 1824 at St Helena as 'from Bombay'.
Page 161 HCS Orpheus Captain Rawes records boarding this ship on Saturday 10th April 1824, as "from London 18 February with Troops for the Isle of France [Mauritius]". The website: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/N/03341a.html, lists a Navy ship Orpheus as "Launched in 1809, 5th rate; Armament 36. It also records the disposal year as 1819. The next Royal Navy ship by the name Orpheus listed is launched in 1830. Mauritius came under British control in 1810.
Page 173 HMS Blossom HMS Blossom is listed on Wikipedia as an "18-gun Cormorant-class sloop-of-war. She was built in 1806 and is best known for the 1825–1828 expedition under Captain Beechey to the Pacific Ocean. She explored as far north as Point Barrow, Alaska, the furthest point into the Arctic any non-Inuit had been at the time". In 1812, she is also accredited with capturing the French schooner Jean Bart, commanded by Captain Jean Francis Coulome. A detailed service record can also be found on the website: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/N/03341a.html. On 10 the Sep 1821 she left St Helena to transfer to the 'South American Station', then on 27th Nov 1821, she was off Brazil. On Tuesday 4th May 1724, while in the mid Atlantic, Captain Rawes records: "... 6am sent a boat on board H.M.Ship Blossom from Valparaiso 20th January & Rio Janeiro March 29th". She became a hulk in 1833 and was finally broken up in 1848.

Image of HMS Blossom copied from the Wikipedia entry.
Page 184 HCS Princess Charlotte (2) There is a Princess Charlotte listed by Farrington as a chartered ship of 400 tons. Her only recorded voyage is to Bengal in 1819-20 under Captain William Vaughan. Captain Rawes records the ship Princess Charlotte 'from Brixham' near the English Channel on Wednesday 26th May 1824.
Page 192 --- Favourite Steam boat, used as a tug boat at Blackwall to bring in the ships on Saturday 12th June 1824. See the Wikipedia site Thames Steamers, for more information on early steam boats.
Page 192 --- Eclipse Steam boat, used as a tug boat at Blackwall to bring in the ships on Saturday 12th June 1824. See the Wikipedia site Thames Steamers, for more information on early steam boats.
Page 195 HCS Atlas (4) Built by Steemason at Paull near Hull, launched in 1812. 165ft long, 1267 tons. At least nine voyages to China, this had been her sixth under Captain Charles Otway Mayne. After her last voyage under the HEICS flag in 1828, she was sold as scrap for £5,750.

HCS Atlas
A new stamp by Royal Mail - taken from The Daily Mail 16th January 2016.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

4-12 Ships Company


13-16 At East India Dock, Blackwall 24th Feb to 12th Mar 1823

17-23 At Northfleet 13th Mar to 19 Apr 1823

24-25 The Lizard, Cornwall 20th Apr to 24th Apr 1823

26-99 England to China 25th Apr to 11th Sept 1823

48 Passed over the Brazil Bank 8th Jun 1823

62-66 Mutinous crew event 6th July 1823

100-102 Macao Roads 12th Sept to 1 Oct 1823

103-120 At Whampoa 2 Oct to 18 Jan 1824

121-127 Whampoa to Sunda Strait, Java 19 Jan 1824 to 31 Jan 1824

128-155 Sunda Strait to St Helena 1 Feb to 27 Mar 1824

156-157 At St Helena 28 Mar to 2nd Apr 1824

158-189 St Helena to The Downs, England 3rd Apr to 9 Jun 1824

190-191 The Downs to Blackwall 10 Jun 1824

192-196 Import Dock, Blackwall 11th Jun to 13th Jul 1824

196 End of Log 13th Jul 1824


The Journal

[First three images are two blanks and a cover page]

[Page 4:]


First page of journal and an example
of Captain Rawes' handwriting.


Rec'd 17th June 1824

This is my original Journal
R Rawes [signed] Commander
Witness: G Bryant [signed]

I hereby certify that I have in pursuance of the Courts order
furnished the undermentioned Officers who have served under
my command on board the ship Warren Hastings
with the prescribed certificates of good conduct.

James Eyles Chief Officer
Henry Edmonds 2nd do
Wm. B. Coles 3rd do
John Ricketts 4th do

[signed] R Rawes Commander

Witness: G Bryant [signed] [HEIC stamp]

[Page 5:]
Crew of the Hon'ble Comp'ys Ship Warren Hastings
No, Names Rank Casualties [With added notes from Farrington.]
1 Rich'd Rawes Commander [Born 2 Jul & bap Bromley, Kent 28 Jul 1784, s of Richard & Mary; midshipman Northampton (2) 1801; 4th mate Northampton (2) 1802/3; 3rd mate Northampton (2) 1804/5; 2nd mate Northampton (2) 1806/7; 1st mate Lord Keith 1809/10; Captain Juliana 1811/2; Captain Warren Hastings (5) 1814/5, 1818/9, 1822/23 & 1824/5.]
2 James Eyles 1st Officer. [Born England, Bap. 5 Oct 1791; midshipman Henry Addington (2) 1804/5, 1806/7 & 1808/9; 5th mate Henry Addington (2) 1810/1; 3rd mate Bridgewater (5) 1812/3 & 1814/5; 3rd mate General Harris 1816/7; 2nd mate Warren Hastings (5) 1818/9; 2nd mate Bridgewater (5) 1820/1; 1st Mate Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; Capt Malcolm 1825, 1825/6, 1827/8 & 1829/30.]
3 Henry Edmonds 2nd Officer. [Born England 7 Jun 1795; midshipman Winchelsea (3) 1811/2 & 1813/4; 4th mate Asia (6) 1815/6; 3rd mate Regent 1818/9; 3rd mate Farquharson 1820/1; 2nd mate Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; 2nd mate Vansittart (4) 1824/5; 1st mate Vansittart (4) 1826/7.]
4 W. B. Coles 3rd Officer [William Blackburrow Coles, born England 1 Jan 1796; midshipman Bridgewater (5) 1812/3 & 1814/5; 5th mate Bridgewater (5) 1816/7; 4th mate Warren Hastings (5) 1818/9; 3rd mate Bridgewater (5) 1820/1, left sick at Penang 22 Aug 1821, home as passenger in Rose (4); 3rd mate Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; 2nd mate Bridgewater (5) 1824/5; 2nd mate Inglis 1826/7, 1828/9. Captain Rawes suspended Mr Coles on the 19th May 1823, reason not known. On Wednesday 15th October, the Court of Inquiry mentioned on the 17th September reassembled & reinstated Mr Coles he having made a sufficient apology & expressing contrition for his conduct.]
5 Jno Ricketts 4th Officer [Born England 7 Nov 1801; midshipman Astell 1813/4; midshipman Cambridge 1815/6; midshipman Dunira 1817/8; 5th mate Vansittart (4) 1820/1; 4th mate Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; 3rd mate Bridgewater (3) 1824/5; 2nd mate Vansittart (4) 1826/7.]
6 Wm Lidderdale 5th Officer [William Lidderdale was Bap Hungerford, Berks 3 Feb 1805, s of John & Anne; midshipman Bridgewater (5) 1818/9; midshipman Royal George (5) 1820/1; 5th mate Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; 4th mate Marquis of Wellington (1) 1824/5; 3rd mate Marquiss of Wellington (1) 1826/7 & 1828/9; 1st mate Warren Hastings (3) 1830/1 & 1832/3.]
7 Jno Campbell 6th Officer [Born Edinburgh 27 Sep 1806; midshipman Rose (4) 1820/1; 6th mate Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; 5th mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1824/5; 4th mate Warren Hastings (3) 1826/7; 4th mate Vansittart (4) 1828/9; 3rd mate Farquharson 1830/1; 2nd mate Farquharson 1832/3. He married in Campbeltown, Argyle 17 Sep 1832, Eliza, dau of Maj Robert Elder of Bealloch.]
8 Jas Bruce Surgeon [surgeon Matilda 1818/9; surgeon Warren Hasting (5) 1822/23 & 1824/5; Farquharson 1826/7; drowned 24th Aug 1827.]
9 David Liddell Purser [Purser Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; Farquharson 1824/5.]
10 Jas Small Boatswain Died at Canton 1st Dec 1825.
11 George Basingwaite Gunner
12 Jas Blacky Carpenter
13 Edwd Lawson Ships Steward
14 John Clarke Master at arms
15 Jas Browne Midshipman & [?]
16 Wm Whitcombe Midshipman
17 Henry Walford Midshipman [Born 7 Aug 1807 & bap All Hallows, London 18 Jan 1808, s of William & Isabella Jane; midshipman Warren Hastings (5) 1822/3; 6th mate Bridgewater (3) 1824/5; 5th mate Herefordshire 1826/7; 4th mate Lady Melville 1826/9; 3rd mate Herefordshire 1830/1; 2nd mate Vansittart (4) 1832/3.]
18 Thos A Reed Midshipman
19 Robt James Midshipman
20 Edwd Hawthorne Midshipman Died 29th Sept 1823
21 Chas S. Rawstone Surgeons Assist [Assist Surgeon Warren Hastings (5) 1822/23; Surgeon Malcolm 1825, 1825/6, 1827/8 & 1829/30.]
22 John Ayres Caulker
23 Thos Harvey Cooper
24 Wm Williams Ships Cook
25 Geo Mitchell Captns Cook
26 Thos Malcolm Captns Steward
27 Thos Anderson Boatswains mate
28 Wm Browne Boatswains mate
29 John Jones Boatswains mate [Confined in irons on the 6th July 1823.]
30 John Spearing Gunners mate died 20th Jany 1824
31 John Miller Gunners mate
32 Geo Hartley Carptrs 1st mate
33 John Cogan Carptrs 2nd mate
34 Florence Driscol Caulkers mate
[Page 6:]
35 John Peck Cooper's mate
36 Stephen Roberts Quarter Master
37 Benjamin Mathews Quarter Master
38 Wm Hamilton Quarter Master
39 Geo Welch Quarter Master
40 Jno Thompson Quarter Master
41 Wm Jeffys Quarter Master [Confined in irons on the 6th July 1823.]
42 Edwd Cale Quarter Master [Confined in irons on the 6th July 1823.]
43 John Wilson Quarter Master
44 Edwd Webb Sailmaker
45 Thos Curtis Armourer
46 Danl Whale Butcher
47 Geo Young Baker
48 Edwd Tenpenny Poulterer [Captain Rawes ordered him half a dozen lashes for stealing water and threatening Midshipman Walford on 5th June 1823.]
49 Wm Abbott Captns servt
50 Thos Jones Cuddy servt
51 Geo Danry[?] 1st Offrs: servt
52 Joseph Spurginon 2nd Offrs servt
53 Chas Brinks Surgeon's servt
54 Thos Davis Boatsns serv
55 Francis Pie Seaman
56 Chas Hinton Seaman [Confined in irons on the 6th July 1823.]
57 Joseph Burne Seaman Died 19th April 1824.
58 Geo. B. Gifford Seaman
59 John Van Leaven Seaman
60 Nicholas Johnson Seaman
61 Jas Hart Seaman
62 John Smith Seaman
63 Swin[?] Walman Seaman
64 Timophy Kelly Seaman
65 Wm Scott Seaman [Confined in irons on the 6th July 1823.]
66 Saml Bacon Seaman
67 Joseph McEvoy Seaman
68 Wm Hall Seaman
69 Thos Callaghan Seaman
70 Wm Anson Seaman
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71 Jas Ellin Seaman
72 Joseph Morris Seaman
73 Jas Johnstone Seaman
74 Frederich Bode Seaman
75 Thos Porter Seaman
76 Wm Davis Seaman [Confined in irons on the 6th July 1823.]
77 Antony Martin Seaman
78 Jos Elder Seaman
79 Joseph Lobb Seaman
80 Thos Simmonds Seaman
81 Jas Hawkins Seaman
82 John Browne Seaman
83 John Cockerill Seaman [Confined in irons on the 6th July 1823.]
84 John Harris Seaman
85 Archibald Brown Seaman
86 Geo. Strange Seaman
87 Saml Kerby Seaman
88 Jno Simmonds Seaman
89 Jno Harris 2nd Seaman
90 Saml Hall Seaman
91 Colin Easton Seaman Died 10th Jany 1824.
92 Heil[?] Jenkins Seaman
93 Christopher Weyman Seaman
94 Anty Joaz Seaman
95 Jas Canfield Seaman
96 Chas O'Hara Seaman
97 Wm Bowker Seaman Died 15th May 1824 - see Journal
98 Geo. Henderson Seaman
99 Jno Harty Seaman
100 Caston Grieve Seaman
101 Richd Dark Seaman
102 Richd Dodge Seaman Drowned 19th April 1823.
103 Jno Ricardo Seaman
104 Timo'y Holland Seaman
105 John Campbell Seaman Died 15th Decr 1823.
106 John Martin Seaman
107 Jas White Seaman
108 Richd Jackson Seaman
109 Wm Trott Seaman
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110 Wm Welch Ord'y Seaman
111 Richd Edwards Ord'y Seaman
112 Jas Stagg Ord'y Seaman
113 Jno Faircloth Ord'y Seaman
114 Jno Stanley Ord'y Seaman
115 Saml Rowe Ord'y Seaman
116 Henry Joze Ord'y Seaman
117 Edwd Thomas Ord'y Seaman
118 Richd Donovan Ord'y Seaman Died 6 Jany 1824 [signature??] 1st mate Journal & le[d]ger
119 Joseph Jennings Ord'y Seaman
120 Jno Brinney Ord'y Seaman
121 Henry Tutye Ord'y Seaman Died 30 Dec 1823 [signature??] 1st mate Journal & le[d]ger
122 David Laing Ord'y Seaman
123 Chas West Ord'y Seaman
124 John Pieters[?] Ord'y Seaman
125 John Jones 2nd Ord'y Seaman
126 John Neale Ord'y Seaman
127 Thos Kelly Ord'y Seaman
128 Wm O'Brien Ord'y Seaman
129 Richd Hawkins Ord'y Seaman
130 Richd Owen Ord'y Seaman
131 Wm Freeman Ord'y Seaman
132 Jas Albar Ord'y Seaman
133 Richd Williams Ord'y Seaman
134 Jeremiah Noble Ord'y Seaman
135 John Penny Ord'y Seaman
136 Richd Cannon Ord'y Seaman
137 John Young Ord'y Seaman
Marine Boys [Boys from the Marine Society]
138 Henry Welch Marine boy
139 Owen Champion Marine boy
140 Wm Colby Marine boy
141 T. L. Holt Marine boy
142 J. T. Godfrey Marine boy
143 Robt Clifton Marine boy
144 Christopher Tool Marine boy
145 Chas Lovelin Marine boy

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List of Passenger outward bound:

Jas Bannerman Esqr Embarked in Lower Hope 18 April - landed at Macao 12 Sept 1823
Mr Thos Chay Embarked in Lower Hope 18 April - landed at Macao 12 Sept 1823

Passenger home:

John Reeves Esq - Macao Roads 18 Jany - landed 4 Jun 1824

List of Chinese [and Portuguese] outward bound:

Affong
Assam
Acow
As see
A Chat
A Chang
A Tow
Hang
Ly-yow
Atchew

Francisco, Nation Portuguese
Braas, Nation Portuguese

[all] embarked at Gravesend 16 April - landed at Lintin 14 Sept 1823

I declare upon honour that the foregoing are true & correct

Lists of ships Company & passengers to the best of my knowledge & belief. [signed] R Rawes Commander, Witness G Bryant

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[Harbour Journal]

Journal of the Hon’ble Comp’ys Ship Warren Hastings - 1823-24.

At Blackwall Dock

Monday 24 February 1823.
At 11am Mr Bristowe, Inspector came on board & left Mr Peacock, Surveyor. Found on board 179 tons Kentledge, 100 fathoms of Billet Wood – one Stream & 1 Kedge Anchor – Cleared the limbers – Riggers gammoning the bowsprit & on the lower rigging. Draft of Water Fore 13.1 & Aft 16.6. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Tuesday 25th February.
SW winds, squalls & rain. Employed stowing & filling Water. Received four last voyage cables & sundry stores – stayed Top masts & set the rigging up – Officers as before.

Wednesday 26th February.
Fresh breeze from the westward – fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Riggers rigging Top Gallant masts. Received the Gun Carriages – Pumped Ship 22 inches - Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Thursday 27th February.
Moderate breeze NE & fine weather. Employed as before. Employed rigging & painting – received the coals. Pumped Ship 24 inches. Officers 1st & 4th.

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Warren Hastings East India Dock

Friday 28th February 1823.
Light northerly winds fine weather – Received some Rod Iron from the Coromandel Hoy on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Comp’y. Boatswain about the rigging – Gunner fitting Port Pendante. Pumped Ship 21 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 1st March.
Moderate breeze from the northward –Cloudy weather – Employed Rigging the Ship – Got the Bower anchor up and about the cables – received some Iron – Pumped Ship 27 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Sunday 2nd March.
Variable winds & unsettled weather.

Monday 3rd March
Fresh breezes from the westward with rain. Rigging the lower yards – Received the Sheet & Spare anchors & some Iron on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company from the Bensley Hoy. Pumped Ship 22 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 4th March.
Strong gale from the westward fine weather. Swayed lower yards - Got up & set Top mast rigging up. Pumped Ship 17 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.


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East India Dock

Wednesday 5th March 1823.
Wind variable from the NW & unsettled weather. Employed about the rigging & painting – Received the Guns & Shot. Pumped Ship 15 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 6th March.
Moderate breeze from the northward and fine weather. Employed as before. Pumped Ship 15 inches. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Friday 7th March.
Fresh breeze from SSE & unsettled weather with showers of snow. Received sundry Stores & the bending sails – Pumped Ship 14 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 8th March.
Moderate breeze from the westward & fine weather, Received sundry old Stores – Painting the Ship etc. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Sunday 9th March.
Variable winds & fine weather.

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Warren Hastings East India Dock.

Monday 10th March 1823.
Moderate SW winds & unsettled weather. Received some Iron from the Canton Hoy on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company – Pumped Ship 13 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 11th March.
A fresh breeze from the westward & fine weather. Cleared the Canton Hoy. At noon Mr Ross Pilot came on board – shifted ship to the outer basin. Fidded Top Gallant masts & crossed Top Gallant yard. Bent sails. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Wednesday 12th March.
A pleasant breeze WNW & fine weather. At noon hauled out into the River – made sail. At 3pm made fast to the moorings in Northfleet Hope – All Officers on board.

Thursday 13th March.
A light breeze SW & fine weather. Employed as necessary – Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

Friday 14th March.
Wind as yesterday with rain in the latter part. Employed about the rigging & in the fore hold. Officers as before.

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Warren Hastings at Northfleet

Saturday 15th March 1823.
NW winds, thick hazy weather & rain. Employed scraping & cleaning the decks. Pumped Ship 7 inches. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

Sunday 16th March.
Light NE winds & fine weather – scraped & cleaned the Gun deck – Officers as before.

Monday 17th March.
Light SW winds & hazy weather – Received our sails & sundry Stores. Pumped Ship 7 inches. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

Tuesday 18th March.
Fresh SW winds & hard rain. Received some flints as ballast & as necessary. Officers as before.

Wednesday 19th March.
Fresh northerly winds with snow & sleet in the night. Receiving Flints & under the Boatswain. Pumped Ship 21 inches. Officers as before.

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Warren Hastings at Northfleet

Thursday 20th March 1823.
A fresh breeze SSW with unsettled weather. Receiving Iron on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company & Flints. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Friday 21st March.
A fresh gale from the southward with unsettled rainy weather. Receiving Iron on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company & Flints – Boatswain about the rigging – Pumped Ship – Officers as before.

Saturday 22nd March.
Firs part a fresh gale SW & rain – latter moderate & fair. Received Iron on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company & in the hold – Swayed the lower yards higher up. Pumped Ship 17 inches. Officers on board 1st & 4th. Draft of water Fore 19 & Aft 17.

Sunday 23rd March.
Variable winds & unsettled weather. AM washed decks.

Monday 24th March.
Moderate breeze at NE & fine weather. Employed in the hold & about the rigging. Received 12 fathoms of Billet Wood. Pumped Ship 19 inches. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

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Warren Hastings at Northfleet

Tuesday 25th March 1823.
Moderate breezes latterly & fine weather. Employed as necessary – Pumped Ship 17 inches. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Wednesday 26th March.
A moderate breeze from the NE with hazy weather. At 7am came alongside the Inglis Hoy with Bales on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company. Employed cleaning her & stowing Bales in the after hold. Officers on board 1at, 2nd & 4th.

Thursday 27th March.
Light NE winds & fine weather. Receiving Beer on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company & some Private Trade. Pumped Ship 12 inches – Officers on board 2nd, 4th & 6th.

Friday 28th March.
Wind variable at NE & foggy weather. Employed about the rigging & as necessary. Officers as before.

Saturday 29th March.
NE winds & thick hazy weather. Employed receiving Bales from the Smith Hoy on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company. Fidded Top Gallant masts. Officers as before.

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Warren Hastings at Northfleet

Sunday 30th March 1823.
Northeasterly winds throughout & fine weather. Washed decks – Pumped Ship 14 inches. Officers on board 2nd, 4th & 6th.

Monday 31st March.
Wind 7 weather as yesterday. Received some Factory Stores & Private Trade, Iron & Lead & taking in the Raft. Officers on board 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th.

Tuesday 1st April 1823.
Fresh SE winds & pleasant weather. Stowed the Booms & got Studds & Sail booms on the yards – otherwise as necessary. Pumped Ship. Gunner painting the Ship. Officers as before.

Wednesday 2nd April.
Strong SE winds & fine weather. Receiving Cloth on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company & Ships Cordage. Officers as before.

Thursday 3rd April.
Strong SW winds & hard squalls with rain. Receiving Bales & Factory Stores – All Officers on board.

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Warren Hastings at Northfleet

Friday 4th April 1823.
Strong SW winds with hard squalls & heavy rain. Employed under the Boatswain & cleaning the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship. Passed up the River the General Harris - Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 5th April.
Variable winds & unsettled weather - Bobstays up. Stayed the masts & set the rigging up. Received 2 barrels of Gunpowder on Acc‘t of the Hon’ble Company. Received 8 fathoms of Billet Wood – Officers as before.

Sunday 6th April.
Variable winds & unsettled weather. Cleaning Ship etc. Pumped Ship at 20 inches – Officers as before. Draft of water Fore 19.8 & Aft 21.4.

Monday 7th April.
Variable winds & fine weather. Employed receiving the Wet Provisions, Bread & sundry Stores. All Officers on board. Pumped Ship 22 inches.

Tuesday 8th April.
Variable winds & fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain, set the Mizzen rigging up & Top mast & Top Gallant mast. Pumped Ship 19 inches. All Officers on board.

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Warren Hastings at Northfleet

Wednesday 9th April 1823.
First part a fresh gale & cloudy weather; middle & latter moderate & fair. Employed reeving running rigging. Received the store Rum. Pumped Ship 19 inches. All Officers on board.

Thursday 10th April.
Fresh breeze from the eastward & fine weather. Receiving Cargo on Acc’t of the Hon’ble Company & private Trade – rattling down the rigging. At half past 5pm The Resolution of Aberdeen came athwarthause & carried away our Jib Boom & Dolphin Striker – All Officers on board.

Friday 11th April.
Moderate breezes from the eastward & fine weather. Receiving private trade & Stores – under the Boatswain. Pumped Ship at 19 inches. All Officers & Commander on board.

Saturday 12th April.
Variable winds with fine weather. Received the Gunpowder, some Factory Stores & private Trade. Carpenter lining posts & scuttles – Received 16 butts containing 2000 Gallons of water. Pumped Ship 19 inches.

Sunday 13th April.
Light variable winds & fine weather. Washed decks – Pumped Ship at 20 inches.

Monday 14th April.
Light winds from the eastward & cloudy weather. Got the Launch in – Received Jib Booms & Dolphin Striker & three New Cables. Pumped Ship 19 inches.

Tuesday 15th April.
NE winds, fine weather. Employed serving & berthing the cables. Received some Stores & eight Boys from the Marine Society. At noon Mr Blythe the Pilot came on board. Draft of Water. Fore 21.6 & Aft 22.5. Pumped Ship 20 inches.

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Warren Hastings in the Downs (Friday 18th April)

Wednesday 16th April 1823.
Wind SW with squalls & rain. Got the Jib Boom out & Dolphin Striker – At 2pm received our Cockets & 12 Chinese Charter party passengers. At half past 3 cast off the moorings, made sail & at half past 6 anchored with the best Bower at Shill Haven in 7¼ fathoms. Pumped Ship 19 inches.

Thursday 17th April.
Fresh breeze SW with fine weather. Payed the Ships Company – crossed Top Gallant yards – Pumped Ship 19 inches.

Friday 18th April.
Strong breezes from the westward & hard squalls & hail. At 3am Mr Liddle, Purser came on board with dispatches. At 5am weighed 7 made sail at 8. Anchored with the best Bower in 9 fathoms – Black Tail Beacon NW. The Buoy of the Mouse NEbE. East Oaze Buoy NE distance 1 mile. At 3 weighed & made sail at half past. Crossed the Flats, least water 4 fathoms. At half past 6 anchored with the best bower in 9 fathoms. North Sand Lights SEbS – N Foreland Light West. Pumped Ship twice at 14 inches. Messres Bannerman & Chay passengers joined the Ship.

Saturday 19th April.
A strong gale NNW in the first part with hail & hard rain, middle & latter variable & unsettled weather. At 8 weighed & ran through the Gull. At half past 9 anchored with the best Bower in 9 fathoms. South ForelandSW½W. Deal Castle WNW distance off shore 2 miles. Stayed the masts & set the rigging up. At 4pm Richard Dodge, Seaman fell overboard & was unfortunately drowned. Pumped Ship twice 14 inches.

Sunday 20th April.
A fresh breeze from the NW with fine weather. Pumped Ship 16 inches. Rove new Tiller ropes. This Log contains 12 hours & ends at noon.

[End of Harbour Journal]

[Start of Sea log]

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Warren Hastings towards China

Monday April 21st 1823.
C&D ---- Pleasant breeze for the most part from the NW & fine weather. At noon weighed & run past the Foreland; made all sail. Wind falling light & tide done. At 7 anchored with the best Bower in 13 fathoms. Dungeness Light SW½S, distance off shore 2½ miles. Weighed at midnight. At 6am The tide being done anchored in 15 fathoms. Dungeness Light House EbN distance off shore 3 miles. The High Land of Fairlight NW½W. Pumped Ship twice at 14 inches. Sick List 7. Lat ---- Long ----.

Tuesday 22nd April 1823.
C&D ---- Variable winds & fine weather. At 7pm Beachy Head W½N. At 12 midnight Beachy Head NNW½W. At 4am Beachy Head NW½W. At noon Beachy Head E½S. Shoreham NbE½E. distance off shore 3 leagues. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat (obs’d) 50.39. Long ----.

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Warren Hastings towards Canton

Wednesday 23rd April 1823.
C&D ---- First part fresh breeze & fair, middle & latter squally & unsettled W. At 5pm Mr Blythe, Pilot left the Ship. Dunnose bearing NWbW. distance 3½ leagues. At 8 high Land of St Catherine NNE; Needles Point NbW. At noon clearing up – saw the land. Start Point NbE – Bolt HeadnWbW. distance off shore 7 or 8 miles. Pumped Ship 3 times 12 inches. Sick 4. Lat ---- Long ----.

Thursday April 24th 1823.
CV&D ---- First part squally with hard rain & dark threatening appearance. Middle & latter light airs & cloudy. A large swell throughout from the westward. At half past 1pm bore up with the intention of proceeding to Torbay but falling calm & threatening appearance of the weather going off, stood to Sea again. At 4pm Bolt Head NNW. Start Point N---. Praule Point W½N. Berry Head NW½W. distance off shore 4 leagues. At 9am the Dorsetshire passed up. At noon very hazy, the land about Bolt Head NEbE. Pumped Ship twice 14 iches. Sick 4. Lat ---- Long ----.

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Warren Hastings

Friday 25th April 1823.
C&D ---- First & middle parts light variable winds, latter an increasing gale with thick hazy weather. At 5am saw the land bearing NWbN distance 8 leagues. At 8am The Lizard Light House NNW½W distance 5 to 6 leagues. At noon too thick to see land. I take my departure from The Lizard at 8am. Lat ---- Long ----.

Saturday 26th April 1823.
C&D S57W 57. First part a fresh gale from the SW with thick weather & rain. Light winds in the latter part & a large confused swell. Carpenter making a Main Top Gallant mast. Cleaned between decks. Pumped Ship 4 times 13 inches. Sick 4. Lat 49.20N long 6.14W.

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Towards Canton

Sunday 27th April 1823.
C&D W26S 64. Light variable winds in the first part, latterly a pleasant breeze & cloudy weather. PM shifted the Main Top Gallant mast with a new one. The Duty of the Ship & too much motion prevented the performance of Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 623½ gallons. Water on board 19142½. A heavy swell throughout. Pumped Ship every 4 hours 14 inches. Sick 4. Lat 48.53N Long 7.41W.

Monday 28th April 1823.
C&D S48W 109. Moderate breeze from the NE & cloudy weather. Stowed the anchors & unbent cables. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat 47.40N Long 9.41W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Tuesday 29th April 1823.
C&D W58S 168. Fresh breezes & cloudy weather. Employed trimming the Ship by the head & under the Boatswain. Pumped Ship every 4 hours 13 inches. Sick List 6. Lat 45.3N Long 11.47W.

Wednesday 30th April 1823.
C&D S26W 210. Fresh gale from ENE & cloudy weather. A large following swell which makes the Ship roll very deep at times. Employed trimming Ship by the head & as useful; under the Boatswain. Pumped Ship a before. Sick List 8. Lat 41.47N Long 13.52W.

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Towards Canton

Thursday May 1st 1823.
C&D S22W 181. Fresh gale from the NE with cloudy weather in the first part latter moderate - swell somewhat abated. Employed as most useful. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. Sick 7. Lat 38.56N Long 15.19W.

Friday May 2nd 1823.
C&D S20W 57. Light winds throughout & fair weather. Employed as useful. Shifted the Jib with the large one & bent the flying Jib. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 6. Lat 37.57N Long 15.44W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Saturday May 3rd 1823.
C&D S25W 29. Light variable airs & fine weather. Employed as useful. Washed between decks. Stranger still in sight. Pumped Ship every 4 hours. Sick 3. Lat 37.14N Long 15.58W.

Sunday 4th May 1823.
C&D WbS½S 48. Light variable winds & unsettled weather throughout. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1287. Water on board 17855½ gallons. Pumped Ship every 4 hours 12 at inches. Sick List 2. Lat 37.9N Long 15.55W.

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Towards China

Monday 5th May 1823.
C&D WbS½S 67. Light variable winds in the first part, latter fresh squally with rain at times. Watch as useful. Stranger from the mast head WNW. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 2. Lat 36.50N Long 18.14W.

Tuesday May 6th 1823.
C&D S45E 114. Strong breezes from the SW with hard squalls & rain. Employed as most useful. Shifted the Driver with the best. Confined Thomas Simmonds, Seaman in irons for disobedience of orders & neglect of duty. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 2. Lat 35.28N Long 16.36W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Wednesday May 7th 1823.
C&D SEbE 77. First & middle parts strong breezes from the SW, latter light & variable. A very heavy swell in the first part – much abated latterly. PM found the Fore Top mast badly sprung – Got Top Gallant mast & yard down & flying Jib Boom in. AM shifted the Fore Top mast with the spare one. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 7. Lat 34.39N Long 15.18W.

Thursday May 8th 1823.
C&D S9W 27. Light variable winds from the SW & fine weather. At half past 4pm sent a boat on board the Brig Hebe – “from Lanzarote to Yarmouth”. Fidded Fore Top Gallant mast, crossed the yard & got the flying Jib Boom out. Sailmaker repairing the Driver. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 6. Lat 33.49N Long 15.23W.

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Towards China

Friday May 9th 1823.
C&D S24W 31. Light variable winds & calm throughout, increasing towards noon fine weather. Employed working up Junk. PM Confined Thomas Kelly for drunkenness. At 10am held a Court of Inquiry on Thomas Simmonds for disobedience of orders & at noon punished him with 2 dozen lashes, the charges having been fully proved against him. Released Thomas Kelly on promise of future good behaviour. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 6. Lat 33.26N Long 15.38W.

Saturday May 10th 1823.
C&D ----. A pleasant breeze from the NE & fine weather. At 6.40pm saw Porto Santo from the deck bearing W23½N distance about 11 or 12 leagues. At 5am The Deserters at NW½W to WbN½N. At 8.30am The Deserters at N20W to N13W. The S Point of Madeira N31W distance 15 leagues. At noon The Deserters N15½. Madeira N5W distance 17 leagues. Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship 4 times at 13 inches. Sick 5. Lat (obs’d) 31.50N Long (Chr,) 16.23W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Sunday May 11th 1823.
C&D S29W 143. A steady breeze & fine weather. At 6.30pm Madeira bearing N14E. Read Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1085, Water on board 16770½ gallons. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 29.45N Long 17.42W.

Monday May 12th 1823.
C&D S31W 179. Fresh breeze from the NE & hazy weather. A large swell from the northward. At half past 3pm Saw the Island of Palma from the deck bearing S½W distance 9 or 10 leagues. At 6 Body of Palma SE½S. Set up the fore Top mast & Top Gallant rigging. Employed clearing the orlop for the caulker. Sailmaker repairing the Driver. Pumped Ship as yesterday. Sick 5. Lat 27.8N Long 19.27W.

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Towards China

Tuesday May 13th 1823.
C&D S30W 162. Fresh breeze & cloudy weather. Employed airing the sails & making them up afresh. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 5. Lat 24.42N Long 20.57W.

Wednesday 14th May 1823.
C&D S50W 153. Moderate Trade & cloudy weather. Hauled the best Bower cable up to take of the service & air. Pumped Ship as before. Sick list 5. Lat 22.31N Long 22.19W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Thursday 15th May 1823.
C&D S31W 138. Steady Trade cloudy weather. Bent the 3rd Fore & Main Top sail & the 2nd Mizzen Top sail. Pumped Ship 4 times 12 inches. Sick 6. Lat 20.32N Long 23.34W.

Friday 16th May 1823.
C&D Ditto winds & weather. Bent the old Jib, Fore Top Gallant sail, Main top mast & Top Gallant & Royal Stay sails. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore sail & mizzen Top Gallant sail. Caulker on the water ways upper deck. Carpenter fitting the spare Main Top Mast. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 8. Lat 118.15N Long 24.56W.

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Towards China

Saturday 17th May 1823.
C&D S17W 145. Fresh Trade in the first & middle part – latter moderate – cloudy weather. Shifted the Main Top Mast with the spare one. Washed between decks. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 6. Lat 15.53N Long 25.49W.

Sunday 18th May 1823.
C&D S11E 130. Variable wind & cloudy weather. AM Read Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1204. Water on board 15566 gallons. Lat 13.31N Long 25.15W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Monday May 19th 1823.
C&D S21E 131. Trade variable & hot sultry weather, Employed trimming Ship by the head. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore sail. Caulker on the water ways on the quarter deck. AM suspended Mr W.B. Coles 3rd Officer from duty. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 4. Lat 11.17N Long 24.37W.

Tuesday 20th May 1823.
C&D Moderate Trade & hot cloudy weather. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 4. Lat 8.44N Long 23.28W.

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Towards China

Wednesday May 21st 1823.
C&D S30E 105. Moderate trade decreasing in the latter part & hot sultry weather. Shifted the Fore sail with the old one. Employed restowing the booms & as yesterday. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat 7.4N Long 22.35W.

Thursday May 22nd 1823.
C&D First part a moderate breeze – latter usual fine weather. Employed as necessary. Shifted the Main Top Gallant sail with the 2nd best. Pumped ship as before. Sick 7. Lat 5.45N Long 22.4W.

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Friday May 23rd 1823.
C&D S4E 43. Light variable winds & unsettled weather. Employed as necessary. Pumped Ship 4 times at 13 inches. Sick List 8. Lat 5.2N Long 22.1W.

Saturday May 24th 1823.
C&D S25W 85. Wind variable from the SE with squalls & rain. Cleaned the Gun Deck & as useful. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 8. Lat 4.11N Long 22.3W.

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Towards China

Sunday 25th May 1823.
C&D S58W 71. Variable winds & unsettled weather. Employed making Top Gallant yards etc. The unsettled state of the weather & duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1174. Water on board 14392 gallons. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 3.39N Long 23.5W.

Monday 26th May 1823.
C&D E¼S 71. Wind variable at southward & cloudy weather. Employed as necessary. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 5. Lat 3.42N Long 21.54W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Tuesday May 27th 1823.
C&D SW 22. Variable winds & unsettled weather. Shifted the Fore sail with the 3rd. Pumped Ship 4 times at 13 inches. Sick 6. Lat 3.26N Long 22.10W.

Wednesday May 28th 1823.
C&D SWbW½W 129. Fresh breeze from the southward & cloudy weather. The Stranger ENE standing after us, coming up fast & looking suspicious; mustered at quarters & cleared for action. At 6 she fired 2 guns to leeward & run ahead of us to windward (we having shortened sail) At 8 she wore across our bows & hauled her wind on the starboard tack – She showed no colours & appeared to be a Corvette. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat 2.22N Long 24.4W.

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Towards China

Thursday May 29th 1823.
C&D S42W 129. Steady breeze throughout & fine weather. People under the boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Top Gallant sail. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 6. Lat 00.36N Long 25.32W.

[Crossed the Equator]

Friday May 39th 1823.
C&D S14W 117. Moderate Trade & fair weather. Employed as useful. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 6. Lat 1.22S Long 25.59W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Saturday May 31st 1823.
C&D S16W 138. Moderate Trade & fine weather. AM washed the Gun deck. Pumped Ship as days past. Sick 7. Lat 3.35S Long 26.37W.

Sunday June 1st 1823.
C&D S16W 145. Steady Trade & fine weather. Read Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1174. Water on board 13216 gallons. Pumped Ship 3 times 13 inches. Sick 7. Lat 6.3S Long 27.18W.

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Towards China

Monday 2nd June 1823.
C&D S7W 168. Brisk trade with hot sultry weather. Employed under the boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Top sail. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat 8.57S Long 27.39W.

Tuesday 3rd June 1823.
C&D S17W 143. Moderate Trade with squalls & some rain. Employed as yesterday. Pumped hip twice at 13 inches. Sick List 9. Lat 11.12S Long 28.20W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Wednesday June 4th 1823.
C&D S55W 129. Fresh Trade with squalls & rain. Employed as before. Carpenter altering the jaws of the Gaff. Shifted the Driver with the old one. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat 12.32S Long 30.8W.

Thursday June 5th 1823.
C&D S55W 135. A fresh Trade with a large swell from the SSE & squally weather. Employed fitting the Top sail tyes & Sheets. Sailmaker altering the new Driver & repairing the 2nd Main Top sail. PM punished Edward Tenpenny with 1½ dozen lashes for threatening to knock Mr Walford, Midshipman down the hatchway and attempting to steal water. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 13.53S Long 32.2W.

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Towards China

Friday 6th June 1823.
C&D SW 129. Fresh Trade for the most part with squalls – swell still continues. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 15.27S Long 33.37W.

Saturday 7th June 1823.
C&D S39W 145. Ditto wind & weather. AM Cleared the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as before. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 17.23S Long 35.13W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Sunday 8th June 1823.
C&D S15W 136. A fresh Trade for the most part with squalls & rain. Weather too unsettled to perform Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1138. Water on board 12079½ gallons. Passed over the situation assigned to the Brazil Bank [Seamounts] & sounded (carefully) as your Log had no bottom 120 fathoms up & down. The water not in the least discoloured. Pumped Ship once at 11 inches. Sick 6. Lat 19.43S Long 35.58W.

Monday 9th June 1823.
C&D S10W 147. Wind mostly from ESE & unsettled weather. Fitting Storm Stay sail stays & repairing the 2nd Main Top sail & best Driver. Also filling salt water to trim Ship. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 4. Lat 22.19S Long 36.26W.

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Towards China

Tuesday June 10th 1823.
C&D S13E 176. Steady breeze throughout & fine weather. Employed as necessary and as yesterday. Pumped Ship as yesterday. Sick List 4. Lat 25.6S Long 36.40W.

Wednesday June 11th 1823.
C&D S27E 173. Fresh breeze from the eastward & fine weather. Smooth water. Employed repairing the 2nd Fore sail & fitting a new one. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 3. Lat 27.43S Long 35.13W.

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Thursday June 12th 1823.
C&D SE 157. Steady breeze throughout & fine weather. Shifted the Fore sail with the best. AM set the rigging up Fore & Aft. Pumped Ship twice at 10 inches. Sick 2. Lat 29.34S Long 33.7W.

Friday June 13th 1823.
C&D S57E 159. A brisk breeze & fine weather. Smooth water. Rattling down the rigging etc. Sailmaker altering the new Main Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 11 inches. Sick 2. Lat 31.7S Long 30.31W.

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Saturday June 14th 1823.
C&D S75E 202. Strong breeze throughout & fine weather. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Shifted the fore Top sail with the best. Sailmaker repairing the small Jib. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 3. Lat 31.59S Long 26.44W.

Sunday June 15th 1823.
C&D EllS 230. A brisk gale throughout first part fair latter unsettled rainy weather. Shifted the Main Top sail with the best. Rove new Tiller ropes. This weeks expenditure 1143. Water on board 10935 gallons. Bent the new Jib. The state of the weather & duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 4. Lat 32.31S Long 22.15W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Monday June 16th 1823.
C&D E9S 177. First part a strong breeze & cloudy weather with rain, middle & latter fair. Clapping preventer lashings on booms & anchors. Sailmaker repairing the small Jib. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 4. Lat 32.58S Long 18.49W.

Tuesday June 17th 1823.
C&D E10S 99. Variable winds from the SW to West & fair weather. A large following swell. Shifted the Main sail with the best. Employed as before. Pumped Ship once at 10 inches. Sick 4. Lat 32.52S Long 16.54W.

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Towards China

Wednesday June 18th 1823.
C&D E9S 177. First part moderate & fair middle unsettled with violent squalls, lightning & rain, latter moderate & fair. Employed as necessary. Pumped Ship twice at 11 inches. Sick List 2. Lat 33.14S Long 13.20W.

Thursday June 19th 1823.
C&D E5S 107. Variable winds & unsettled weather. Shifted the jib with the small one. Sailmaker reducing the best Mizzen top sails. Held an Inquiry into the conduct of Samuel Hinton, Seaman for insolence & disobedience of orders & finding him guilty punished him with 3 dozen lashes. Released John Cockerill on promise of future good conduct. Pumped Ship once at 12 inches. Sick List 3. Lat 33.10S Long 11.22W.

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Warren Hastings from England

Friday June 20th 1823.
C&D S51E 73. Light breezes in the first & middle parts, latter increasing – fine weather. Pumped twice at 10 inches. Sick 3. Lat 33.50S Long 10.15W.

Saturday June 21st 1823.
C&D S67E 219. Increasing to a brisk gale in the first part which continued throughout, hazy weather. Cleaned between decks. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Top Gallant sail. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 6. Lat 35.8S Long 6.12W.

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Towards China

Sunday June 22nd 1823.
C&D E11S 204. Fresh gales in the first & middle parts, latter moderate, cloudy weather with rain at times. Which prevented the performance of Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1182. Water on board 9751 gallons. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 35.48S Long 2.8W.

Monday June 23rd 1823.
C&D S85E 152. Moderate breeze in the first part, increasing in the latter, cloudy weather. Swayed the Lower yards higher up & filling with salt water. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Top Gallant sail. Bent the best Mizzen Top sail. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 3. Lat 36.03S Long 0.58E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Tuesday June 24th 1823.
C&D E4S 218. Increasing to a fresh gale with hard squalls & rain. Shifted the Main Top Gallant sail with the best. Pumped Ship once at 11 inches. Lat 36.8S Long 5.21E.

Wednesday June 25th 1823.
C&D E4S 214. Fresh gale increasing in the middle part with violent squalls & a high following sea. Pumped Ship twice at 8 inches. Lat 36.14S Long 9.40E.

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Towards China

Thursday June 26th 1823.
C&D S10E 206. First part a fresh gale with hard squalls. Middle & latter a moderate gale with showers at times. At 5pm a strange sail bearing NE hull down. At 6am Stranger NbE. Shifted the Driver with the Mizzen. Pumped once at 12 inches. Sick 6. Lat 36.21S Long 13.50E

Friday June 27th 1823.
C&D S8E 125. Moderate breezes decreasing latterly. Cloudy weather. A large swell from the westward. Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Sick 6. Lat 36.29S Long 16.21E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Saturday June 28th 1823.
C&D S76E 102. Light breezes throughout & thick misty weather in the latter part. Employed as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Main Top Gallant sail. Pumped Ship once at 12 inches. Sick 5. Lat 36.26S Long 18.23E.

Sunday June 9th 1823.
C&D N65E 79. Light breezes from the SSE 7 fine weather. The duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. At 9am Two Strangers in sight bearing N. This weeks expenditure 1083. Water on board 8669gallons. Pumped Ship once at 10 inches. Sick 3. Lat 35.40S Long 19.49E

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Towards China

Monday June 30th 1823, C&D South 100. Moderate breezes at SE & fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Top Gallant sail. Pumped Ship once at 9 inches. Sick 3. Lat 37.30S Long 19.49E.

Tuesday July 1st 1823.
C&D S74E 64. First & middle parts a fresh breeze variable from the eastward – latter light winds variable at NE. A large head swell throughout. Employed as yesterday. Sailmaker repairing the old Jib & 2nd Main Top Gallant sail. Pumped Ship twice at 8 inches. Sick 2. Lat 38.18S Long 21.8E.

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Wednesday July 2nd 1823.
C&D N75E 88. Moderate breeze in the first part from the NE , latter light at NW with very fine warm weather. Swell continues. Washed the Gun Deck etc. Sailmaker as before. Pumped Ship once at 12 inches. Sick 2. Lat 37.46S Long 22.54E.

Thursday July 3rd 1823.
C&D S79E 86. First part calm. Middle & latter variable winds at NE & cloudy weather. A confused swell throughout. Employed as most useful. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Fore sail & old Jib. In the well 8 inches. Sick 3. Lat 38.51S Long 24.37E.

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Towards China

Friday July 4th 1823.
C&D N81E 151. First part a fresh breeze, latter light at NE & fine weather. Employed under the boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Main sail. Pumped Ship once at 12 inches. Sick 2. Lat 38.37 S Long 27.47E.

Saturday July 5th 1823,
C&D N77E 177. A steady breeze from the westward & fine weather. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main sail. Pumped Ship at 9 inches. Sick 2. Lat 37.42S Long 31.24E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Sunday July 6th 1823.
C&D East 172. Strong breezes throughout with passing showers. A large swell at WSW. This weeks expenditure 1022 gallons. Water on board 7647 gallons. Pumped Ship once at 8 inches. Sick List 2. Lat 37.42S Long 34.40E.

At 3pm Mr Eyles 1st Officer informed me the greater part of the Starboard Watch had refused to come on deck when the hands were turned out but with the assistance of Mr Edwards 2nd Officer he had sent them up. I went on deck & questioned the men individually what reason they had for acting in this way & pointed out to them the great impropriety of their conduct. They answered that they wanted fair play, that the Starboard Watch had been favoured, they thought the Watch sufficient for the duty, & that they would not be imposed upon. I again endeavoured to convince them that no favour would have been shown to either Watch or any man. Some returned to their duty but the men named hereafter said they would stand by one another & share the same fate. Three men I ordered in Irons, when Mr Hamilton, Quarter Master & George Gifford, Seaman who had promised to return quietly to their duty & had expressed themselves sorry for having refused to come on deck came up to me & told me they would share the same fate as their Ship Mates, do as they did & stand by them.

Finding it absolutely necessary to put a check to such a decided spirit of disobedience & (almost) mutiny I turned the hands out again & sent everybody aft to the Quarter Deck & preparations made for punishment - and John Browne was tied up for that purpose. When G.B. Clifford, John Campbell & Samuel Kirby all of the Starboard Watch stood out from the rest of the Ships Company & vindicated the conduct of the prisoners & questioned the propriety of punishment as they did not know what it was for. I told them it was for refusing to do their duty & then asked the whole Ships Company if they had any complaint whatsoever to make or if they had ever been ill-treated,

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if so & they would quietly make known their grievances on the Quarter Deck (as they had before been told) they would have them remedied - the people had no complaint to make. I then desired the Boatswain to proceed with the punishment, when Samuel Kirby rushed forward opened his knife & declared he would risk his life in trying to cut the prisoner down. I purposely let him pass me to do so & had him secured – George Gifford & J. Campbell also rushed forward with the same intent but upon my presenting my pistol & threatening the first man that moved they stood quiet. John Browne was then punished with forty one lashes & was cut down upon expressing his contrition for his offence. I then ordered Samuel Kirby to be seized up; during his punishment James Allbar (Ordinary Seaman) got into the main rigging with his knife in his hand and attempted to cut the prisoner down; he was also secured & handcuffed. Mr Hamilton having previously during the voyage conducted himself well & upon proof that he was misled by William Browne in coming aft again & expressing himself sensible of his error was released. Getting dark I now dismissed the men. During the night the men in Irons were in a violent & refractory state.

In the morning at 10am – Turned the hands out & when assembled on the Quarter Deck a desire to know the ringleaders of the disobedience of the preceding day & asked if any of the men would point them out as it was only the misleaders of the Crew I wished to punish if discovered & proved to be such.

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Mr Small the Boatswain, Stephen Roberts & George Welch (Quarter Masters) then came forward & pointed out William Davis, William Hamilton & George Gifford as being the principals in persuading the rest of the men not to go on deck. John Miller (Gunners Mate) also deposed that William Davis had for a long time past been endeavouring to persuade the people to prevent punishment for any offence they might commit, & told them they had only to stand by one another to prevent it, & if they were of his opinion no other man should be punished.

From the evidence of the above witnesses there could be no doubt who were the instigators of the disturbance of yesterday & feeling the necessity of putting a decided check to such proceedings for the future I punished Mr Hamilton with thirty one lashes – George Gifford with thirty six – John Cockerill with twenty four & Mr Davis with forty eight. Mr Hamilton when punished acknowledged he was misled by Gifford, who the evening before (although in the Starboard Watch) called down the hatchway for the Larboard Watch [port side] to stay below & not move. Reduced Edward Coale from the situation of Quarter Master to ordinary seaman & William Davis, continuing still turbulent & having from all the evidence been the principal instigator in misleading the Crew, confined him in Irons. Released the rest of the prisoners upon their expressing contrition for their fault & promise of future good conduct.

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Names of the Men who refused to go on deck;
Edward Coale, Quarter Master
John Jones, 1st Boatswain’s Mate
William Hamilton, Quarter Master
William Davis, Seaman
William Scott, ditto
John Browne, ditto
Thomas Callaghan, ditto
John Cockerill, ditto
Charles Hinton, ditto
George Strange, ditto
George Henderson, ditto
William Bowker, ditto
Joseph Lobb, ditto
James Allbar, ditto
David Laing, ditto

Names of Men confined in Irons.
Edward Coale, 2nd Master
William Jefferies, ditto
John Jones, Boatswain’s Mate
William Davis, Seaman
William Scott, ditto
John Cockerill, ditto
Charles Hinton, ditto

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Towards China

Monday July 7th 1823.
C&D N84E 123. First part a strong breeze from the SW decreasing in the middle, latter light & variable. A large swell at WSW which makes the Ship roll deep. Stayed the Top mast & set the rigging up. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Main sail. Carpenter on Fore Top Gallant mast. Kept a good lookout for the Brunwick Shoal. Pumped Ship once at 7 inches. Sick 4. Lat 37.29S Long 37.10E.

Tuesday july 8th 1823.
C&D E3S 162. First part an increasing breeze at NE Middle & latter very unsettled with hard squalls. Rain & hail thunder & vivid lightning, towards noon moderate. A very confused high sea in the latter part which makes the Ship roll very deep the comparatively easy – the Ship not straining hull or rigging. Pumped Ship once at 9 inches. Sick 5. Lat 37.15S Long 40.32E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Wednesday July 9th 1823.
C&D East 216. Strong gale throughout with very hard squalls & rain. The confused swell continued through the first part & made us roll very deep – though easy; latter a long ^ high swell from the westward. Pumped Ship once at 9 inches. Sick 3. Lat 37.5S Long 45.2E.

Thursday July 10th 1823.
C&D East 159. First part a fresh gale & cloudy weather decreasing in the middle, latter light & fine weather. Employed as useful. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd Main sail. Pumped Ship once at 12 inches. Sick 3. Lat 36.42S Long 48.18E.

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Towards China

Friday July 11th 1823.
C&D East 165. Increasing to a brisk breeze at NNW & cloudy weather. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Main sail. Pumped twice 7 inches. Sick List 1. Lat 36.18S Long 52.42E.

Saturday July 12th 1823.
C&D East 84. First part a fresh breeze middle & latter light & variable fair weather. Washed the Gun Deck & under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as before. Pumped once at 8 inches. Lat 36.36S Long 53.28E.

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Warren Hastings from England.

Sunday July 13th 1823.
C&D E¼E 88. First part light variable winds latter a moderate breeze at NE & fine pleasant weather. AM held Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1045. Water on board 6601 gallons. Pumped Ship once at 8 inches. Lat 36.46S Long 55.18E.

Monday July 14th 1823.
C&D E2S 192. Increasing to a fresh breeze from the NE with fine weather. Unstowed the Starboard Boom to get out a Top Main Studd & Sail boom. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Mizzen Top sail. Pumped Ship once at 9 inches. Sick 2. Lat 36.57S Long 59.19E.

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Towards China

Wednesday 15th July 1823.
C&D East 218. Increasing to a fresh gale from the NNE first part fair, latter cloudy & unsettled with rain. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 2. Lat 37.5S Long 63.53E.

Thursday 16th July 1723.
C&D E9N 170. First part a fresh breeze NbE Middle strong gale at SbE & unsettled weather. Latter more moderate. Watch as requisite. Pumped Ship twice at 9 inches. Lat 36.31S Long 67.21E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Thursday July 17th 1823.
C&D E12N 125. First part a fresh breeze with unsettled squally weather & a confused sea. Latter light variable winds & fine weather. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Mizzen Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 9 inches. Sick 4. Lat 36.3S Long 69.52E.

Friday July 18th 1823.
C&D East 143. Variable winds with light squalls & rain at times. Employed clearing water & as requisite. Pumped Ship once at 8 inches. Sick 5. Lat 36.59S Long 72.47E.

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Towards China

Saturday July 19th 1823.
C&D ENE 171. Fresh breeze throughout variable at SE - & mostly fair weather. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the old Main sail. Pumped Ship once at 10 inches. Sick 5. Lat 34.51S Long 76.1E.

Sunday July 20th 1823.
C&D E28N 151. Fresh breezes in the first part latter moderate with dark cloudy weather. Weather being unsettled & cold prevented the performance of Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1077. Water on board 5524 gallons. Pumped Ship at 9 inches. Lat 33.33S Long 78.38E.

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Warren Hastings from London

Monday July 21st 1823.
C&D E7N 124. Light winds variable at southward & cloudy weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the old Main sail. Caulker on the top sides. Pumped Ship at 9 inches. Sick 6. Lay 33.16S Long 81.5E.

Tuesday July 22nd 1823.
C&D N58E 116. Moderate breeze throughout with some squalls & rain. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat 32.15S Long 83.28E.

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Towards China

Wednesday July 23rd 1823.
C&D S16E 95. Variable easterly winds & fine weather. Employed as before. Pumped Ship once at 10 inches. Sick 6. Lat 33.50S Long 83.33E.

Thursday July 24th 1823.
C&D S85E 119. First part variable NE latter a pleasant breeze at NbW & very fine weather. Employed working up Junk. Caulker on the top sides. Pumped Ship as yesterday. Sick 8. Lat 33.59S Long 85.57E.

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Warren Hastings from London

Friday July 25th 1823.
C&D N75E 106. First part a moderate breeze at NNW – middle & latter light variable at SW, fine pleasant weather. A swell from the westward. Shifted the Mizzen with the Driver. Carpenter repairing the Gig – Caulker on the top sides. Pumped Ship twice at 9 inches. Sick 6. Lat 33.39S Long 1E.

Saturday July 26th 1823.
C&D N70E 32. Light airs throughout with very fine weather. Washed the Gun Deck & as for days past. Pumped Ship once at 10 inches. Sick 6. Lat 33.28S Long 88.38E.

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Towards China

Sunday 27th July 1823.
C&D SEbE½E 119. An increasing breeze & cloudy weather. Performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1067. Water on board 4457 gallons. Pumped Ship once at 11 inches. Sick 6. At noon a Stranger (Brig) SEbE hull down. Lat 34.14S Long 90.45E.

Monday 28th Juley 1823.
C&D E12S 136. First part a fresh breeze at NE. latter light & variable fair weather. Employed filling salt water & Gunner painting the Boats. Caulker on the top sides. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 6. Lat 34.47S Long 93.26E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Tuesday 19th July 1623.
C&D NbW½W 54. Light variable winds & mostly fine weather. Employed as yesterday Sailmaker repairing the old Fore sail, Pumped Ship once at 9 inches. Sick 5. Lat 3.53S Long 93.45E.

Wednesday 30th July 1823.
C&D N54E 29. Light variable airs & fine weather. Employed filling salt water & Tradesmen as before. Pumped Ship once at 11 inches. Lat 33.33S Long 94.4E.

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Towards China

Thursday July 31st 1823.
C&D N46E 89. Light winds from the northwest & cloudy weather. Employed under the Boatswain Sailmaker repairing the old Top Gallant sails. Caulker on the top sides. Pumped Ship once at 8 inches. Sick 5. Lat 32.28S Long 95.17E.

Friday August 1st 1823.
C&D N58E 176. Increasing in the first part to a brisk breeze & fair weather; latter variable with squalls & rain. Employed as useful. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 4. Lat 30.54S Long 998.10E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Saturday 2nd August 1823.
C&D N30E 199. Fresh gale with squalls & unsettled weather in the first & middle parts latter more moderate & fair. Employed as useful. Sailmaker repairing the old Jib. Pumped Ship once at 8 inches. Sick 5. Lat 28.10S Long 100.3E.

Sunday 3rd August 1723.
C&D NE½N 126. First part a fresh breeze from the southward, middle & latter light & variable cloudy weather throughout – a confused swell in the latter part which makes us roll deep. This weeks expenditure 1001 gallons. Water on board 3456 gallons. The duty of the Ship & high swell prevented the performance of Divine Service. Pumped Ship once at 7 inches. Sick 6. Lat 26.33S Long 101.9E.

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Towards China

Monday 4th Aug 1823.
C&D NE6N 168. Wind fresh & variable from SW to NW & unsettled weather, A large swell throughout. Got the Flying Jib boom out. Carpenter repairing the Yawl. Sailmaker repairing the old Jib & Flying Jib. Pumped Ship at 7 inches. Sick 7. Lat 24.36S Long 102.51E.

Tuesday 5th August 1823.
C&D NNE½E 197. Fresh breeze throughout & cloudy weather. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship once at 8 inches. Sick 11. Lat 21.55S Long 104.31E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Wednesday August 6th 1823,
C&D N14E 206. A fresh Trade with cloudy weather & rain in the latter part. Employed serving the small Bower cable etc. Sailmaker making a quarter deck Awning. Pumped Ship once at 6 inches. Sick 9 men. Lat 18.41S Long 105.23E.

Thursday August 7th 1823.
C&D N1W 206. Strong Trade for the most part & cloudy weather. Employed variously under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as before. Pumped Ship once at 9 inches. Sick 8. Lat 15.26S Long 105.19E.

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Towards China

Friday 8th August 1823.
C&D NbW 140. Moderate Trade & cloudy weather – dark threatening appearance to the NW very warm atmosphere. Employed as necessary. Unbent the Storm Stay sail. Pumped Ship once at 9 inches. Lat 13.36S Long 104.52E.

Saturday 9th August 1823.
C&D N19W 114. First part a fresh breeze at ENE & cloudy weather. Middle & latter unsettled squally weather wind very variable. Shifted Main sail with the old one & mizzen top sail with the 2nd best. Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 12.4 S Long 104.14E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Sunday 10th August 1823.
C&D N18E 128. Variable Trade & unsettled weather. Performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 981. Water on board 2475 gallons. Pumped Ship once at 11½ inches. Sick 4. Lat 10.13S Long 104.54E.

Monday 11th August 1823.
C&D N20E 61. Weather – Thunder lightning & rain in the night. Bent the Cables & unstowed the anchors. Pumped Ship once at 13 inches. Sick 4. Lat 9.13S Long 105.16E.

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Towards China

Tuesday 12th August 1823.
C&D N14E 83. Light breezes from the SE in the first part, latter variable with hard rain. Shifted the fore sail with the old one. Employed as useful. Pumped Ship at 10½ inches. Lat 8.9S Long 105.35E.

Wednesday 13th August 1823.
C&D N5W 48. Light variable winds & squalls with very heavy unsettled weather throughout, a large swell in the middle & latter parts & strong ripplings. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 4. Lat 7.21S Long 105.32E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Thursday 14th August 1823.
C&D North 21. First part a light breeze at southward – middle & latter very unsettled dark cloudy weather with squalls & almost constant rain. A very confused swell. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 4. Lat 7.29S Long 105.32E.

Friday 15th August 1823.
C&D East 35. Variable winds & unsettled weather throughout. Thunder lightning & heavy rain. A large confused swell which makes the Ship very uneasy. Pumped Ship twice at 10 inches. Sick 4. Lat 7.29S Long 106.7E.

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Towards China

Saturday August 16th 1823.
C&D N26W 52. Throughout variable winds & frequent showers of hard rain. At daylight found the Stranger to be the Vansittart. At half past 6am saw the land bearing NE½N distance 10 or 11 leagues. Pumped Ship once at 10 inches. Sick 6. Lat 7.57S Long 105.44E.

Sunday August 17th 1823.
C&D ---- Variable winds with hot sultry weather. Water remaining 1370 gallons. At 6am extremes of the land from NW½W to E¾N. At 8 Palambang Point NW, Claps Island N12W to NbE. At noon Claps Island from N4E to E12N. Palambang Point N33W. Wind being variable prevented the performance of Divine Service. In company with the Vansittart. Pumped Ship once at 12 inches. Sick 5. Lat (obs’d) 7.3S Long ----.

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Warren Hastings – Straits of Sunda

Monday 18th August 1823.
C&D ----. Variable winds with squalls & rain at times. At 6pm Palambang Point NW½W. Northern extreme of land NNW. At 2am Clearing up saw the Peak on Princes Island NNE. Java Head from NEbE to EbN. distance 3 leagues. At 8am South Point of Java SE½S. The Friar NbE¾E. Princes Peak NbE¼E. At 9 rounded the Friar distance ¼ mile. Running through Princes Passage. At noon Third Point E26N; Second Point E15N. Crackatoa N17E.

Tuesday 19th August 1823.
C&D ----. Variable winds mostly from the NW & unsettled weather. At 2am Third Point of Java SbE¾E. Peak of Crackatoa WbN½N. ASt 10am anchored in Anger Roads (in the company with the Vansittart) in 10½ fathoms. The Cap N19E. Anger Peak S28E. Crackatoa W15S distance off shore half a mile. Shifted Top sails with the old ones. Pumped Ship twice at 10 inches. Sick 4. Lat ---- Long ----. This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight.

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At Anger [Anger = Anyer or Anjeer: in modern times a town in Banten on the northwest coast of Java in the Sunda Straight.]

Wednesday 20th August 1823.
Variable winds & fine weather. AM sent the Yawl & large Cutter for water & two Country trows with empty butts for water Do. The surf running very high prevented our procuring any & tore the bows of the Yawl out & swamped one of the Country Boats. Hoisted the Yawl in for repair – Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 4.

Thursday 21st August.
Winds mostly from the NW & sultry weather. At 4am hoisted the Launch out & sent her for water. Moored her with the large Kedge. The surf still running high. At 7pm got off 15 butts & a trip for the large Cutter. At midnight had 5 butts for Country Boat. Caulker caulking the Wales. Pumped ship at 14 inches. Sick 6.

Friday 22nd August.
Light airs easterly & fine weather. At 8 received a trip of water from Launch. Hoisted her in. Draft of Water For 21.8 Aft 20.8. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 10. This Log contains 12 hours & ends at noon.

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Warren Hastings towards China

Saturday August 23rd 1823.
C&D ---- In the first part light airs westerly, latter from the eastward & fine weather. At 6.20pm Thwart the Way at N30E to N60W. The Button N15E. The Cap E10N. At midnight the wind shifting to the eastward & current setting SW. Anchored in 26 fathoms. The Cap NEbE. Anger Peak SEbS. Thwart the Way NW½N. At noon eastern extreme of St Nicholas Point E11N. The Button W16S. The Cap SWbS. Pumped Ship at 10 inches. Sick 8.

Sunday 24th August.
C&D ---- Light airs throughout & hot sultry weather. Anchored at 5pm Bantam Point SE. Button SW. At 8am weighed. A light breeze ESE. At noon Peak of St Nicholas S18E. Button S23West. West Island W16N. Making & trimming sail prevented the performance of Divine Service. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 12.

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Towards China

Monday August 25th 1823.
C&D ---- Light variable winds & mostly fine weather. At 4.20pm saw the Brothers from the mast head bearing NbE½E. N Island S32W, High Hill St Nicholas Point SbW¼W. The High Land of Raja Bassa W47S Knob Hill N63W. 6am the Brothers NE½N. Knob Hill W15S. 9.30 passed The Brothers. Noon the Brothers S5½W. At 9.40am North Brother S40E distance 3½ miles. 106.3½ E. Pumped Ship at 12 inches., Sick 10. Lat (obs’d) 5.1S. Long ----.

Tuesday August 26th 1823.
C&D ---- First part a light breeze & fair, middle variable with thunder lightning & rain . Latter a moderate breeze & sultry weather. Pumped Ship once at 11 inches. Sick 12. At half past 10am saw Lucepara bearing N½W from the mast head, distance about 8 leagues. At noon Lucepara N4W distance 13 miles. Lat 3.27S Long (chr.) 106.10E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Wednesday August 27th 1723.
C&D ---- Wind variable from the eastward & cloudy weather with unsettled appearance. At 2.30 sent the Cutter in shore to sound along the bank. At 4 passed the narrow part of the Channel & at 5.15 rounded the First Point in 13 fathoms. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 7. At 8am Second Point N18E, Point Latery East, Parmasang Point N¼W. At 9.40 rounded the Second Point. Noon Parmasang Hill E12S, Second Point S15E. Third Point N46W. Lat & Long ----.

Thursday 28th August 1823.
C&D ---- Light winds & fine weather. At 4pm third Point W52N, Monopin Hill W50N, Nanka Island N32E to N65E. 6.30pm Monopin Hill N53W, Third Point N42W. 8am Monopin Hill NbE, Tan Colan N8W. Noon Monopin Hill N72E, Batta Curang Point N52W in 6 fathoms. Pumped Ship once at 12 inches. Sick 7. Lat (obs’d) 2.5S.

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Towards China

Friday 29th August 1823.
C&D ---- Light breeze & fine weather. At 4pm Monopin Hill E19S, 6pm Monopin Hill E43S.Pumped ship at 11 inches. Sick 6. At daylight Point Taya N41W, Northern extreme of the 7 Island S55E – very hazy. At 9.45am Point Taya S78W. Noon not in sight. Lat (obs’d) 00.35S Long (Chr.) 105.23E.

Saturday August 30th 1823.
C&D ---- light variable winds & calms & hot sultry weather. Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Top sails. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 7. Lat (obs’s) 00.25S long (Chr.) 105 39E.

[Crossed Equator]

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Warren Hastings from England

Sunday 31st August 1823.
C&D ---- First & middle parts light variable winds & calms. Latter a moderate breeze at SW – unsettled cloudy weather. Read Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1129. Water on board 5271 gallons. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 6. Lat (obs’d) 1.24N Long (Chr.) 105.24E.

Monday 1st September 1823.
C&D ---- First part moderate breeze Latter blowing strong from the SW with hard squalls & rain. At 5pm saw Point Aor, 6pm Point Aor N49W distance 13 or 14 leagues. At 6am Body of the Great Anambal E13S. Northern extreme of the Group East distance about 9 or 10 leagues. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Sick 8. Lat & Long ----.

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Towards China

Tuesday 2nd September 1823.
C&D N25E 158. Moderate breeze at SSW & unsettled cloudy weather. Stayed the masts & set the rigging up. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Sick 11. Lat (obs’d) 5.46N Long 106.39E.

Wednesday September 3rd 1823.
C&D N25E 128. Wind variable & cloudy weather. Employed variously under the Boatswain. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Top sail. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 19. Lat 7.43N Long 107.41E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Thursday September 4th 1823.
C&D N30E 184. A brisk monsoon with hard squalls & rain at times. At half past noon split the Main & Mizzen Top Gallant sails & carried away the Gaff. Shifted Main & Mizzen Top Gallant sails with the best. Fitted the Storm Stay sail stays. Carpenter making a Gaff. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 17. Lat 9.35N Long (Chr.) 109.35E.

Friday September 5th 1823.
C&D NE½N 223. Strong monsoon throughout & cloudy weather. Got the Flying Jib Boom in & down Stay sail masts. Sailmaker repairing the best Fore sail. Bent the Mizzen Stay sail. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Sick 18. Lat 12.16N Long (Chr.) 112.10E.

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Towards China

Saturday 6th September 1823.
C&D NEbN 143. First part a moderate breeze at SW, latter light & variable at Westward cloudy weather. Shifted the Fore sail & Fore Top Mast Stay sail with the best. Washed between Decks; Caulker on the Main Orlop. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Sick list 18. Lat 14.16N Long (Chr.) 113.43E.

Sunday September 7th 1823.
C&D NNE 56. Variable winds throughout & unsettled weather with rain which prevented the performance of Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1040. Water on board 4231 gallons. No ground 125 fathoms. Pumped Ship at 14 inches. Sick 13. Lat 15.16N Long (Chr.) 114.6E.

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Warren Hastings from England

Monday Sepember 8th 1823.
C&D NbE 26. Light variable winds from the northward & cloudy weather. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Top sail. Caulker caulking the Orlop. Gunner painting outside. Pumped Ship at 13½ inches. Sick 13. Lat 15.41N Long (Chr.) 114.14E.

Tuesday 9th September 1823.
C&D NbE 153. Breeze increasing to a moderate gale & cloudy weather, a confused swell. At 5am Sprung the Fore Top Gallant Mast. Got it down. Carpenter finishing a new one. Clapped a middle service on the small Bower. Pumped 12 at inches. Sick List 15. Lat 18.13N Long (Chr.) 114.43E.

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Towards China

Wednesday 10th September 1823.
C&D N½W 165. Fresh breezes from the westward & cloudy weather. A confused swell in the first part. Fidded the Fore top Gallant Mast & crossed the Yard. AM bent the cables. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Sick 16. Lat 20.36N Long (Chr.) 114.59E.

Thursday September 11th 1823.
C&D ---- A fresh breeze in the first part, latter light & variable fine weather. Unstowed the anchors. At 3.40pm Thomas Callaghan, Seaman fell overboard – lowered the Cutter & saved him. At daylight saw the land from NW to NbE. At 6 East point of Great Lima N7E, Asser Ears N55E. At noon Grand Ladrone W2N. Asser Ears W22S. East extreme of Lemer N50E. At 5.40pm Sapan Chow N’th. Lingting E22N. Chi Chow W37S. At 8pm Mr Liddell [Purser] on shore with the dispatches. At 10pm falling calm anchored in 8 fathoms. Anchor NW¼W south end of Chi Chow W22S. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Sick 12. Lat & Long ----. Messres Bannerman & Chay [passengers] left the Ship. This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Journal]

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Warren Hastings Lima Passages

Friday 12th September 1823.
Light variable winds from the westward & fine weather. At 2pm weighed & worked to windward. At 6.30 falling calm & current setting strong to the westward anchored in 8 fathoms. South point of Achow EbS½S. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Sick list 9.

Saturday 13th September.
Light variable airs & calms in the first & middle parts Latter a moderate breeze at SW, At 2pm weighed & made sail. At 6 The high peak of Lantan E&'189N. Lingting E33S. South point of Achow E38S. At 8 Lantas Peak SE½E. Lintin Peak NbW¾W. in 7¼ fathoms. At 11 anchored with the small Bower in 10 fathoms. Peak of Lintin W10N, Castle Peak E7S. Pumped ship at 13 inches. Sick 9.

Found here H.C. Ships – Charles Grant, Waterloo, Herefordshire, Kyd, Lowther Castle, Royal George & several Country Ships.

Sunday 14th September 1823.
Light variable winds in the first & middle parts, latter fresh breezes at SE hot sultry weather. At 1pm weighed & worked further into the Bay. At 3 anchored with the best Bower in 12¼ fathoms. Castle Peak E¼S. Extremes of Toun Koo at SSW to SW¼W. Lintin Peak W½S. distance 1½ miles. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Struck Royal yards Jolley masts. Sick List 9.

Monday 15th September.
Fresh breeze SE & cloudy weather. At 9am moored Ship 90 fathoms each way. Unbent sails, down top Gallant yards. When moored Lintin Peak W2S. Extremes of Toun Koo S27½ to S53W. High Peak of Lantan S13E. Pumped Ship at 10 inches. Sick 9. Arrived the H.C. Ships Farquharson & Kent.

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[Page 101] Warren Hastings Urmstones Bay [Urmstones Bay, Macao. Modern name: Gemstones Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula, Macao]

Tuesday 16th September 1823.
A fresh breeze from the NE & cloudy weather. AM Washed Gun Deck. Unrove the running rigging. Got the Jib Boom in & Top Gallant Masts on deck. Caulker caulking the Orlop. Arrived the H.C. Ship Vansittart. Sick List 9.

Wednesday 17th September.
Fresh breezes NNE & fine weather. Struck Lower & Top Sail Yards & Top Masts – gunner painting the large Cutter. Pumped Ship 13 inches, Sick List 12. At 11am Captains Hope, Biden & Baker; Messres Shea & Dudman 1st Officers came on board & formed a Court to enquire into the conduct of Mr W.B. Coles, 3rd Officer who was suspended from duty on the 19th May.

[William Blackburrow Coles was 3rd Officer on the Warren Hastings. The Officers attending the enquiry were: Captain William Hope of the Herefordshire; Captain Christopher Biden of the Royal George; Captain Thomas Baker of the Lowther Castle; 1st Officer Charles Shea of the Waterloo; Joseph Dudman, 1st Officer of the Inglis. On Wednesday 15th October, the Court of Inquiry mentioned on the 17th September reassembled & reinstated Mr Coles he having made a sufficient apology & expressing contrition for his conduct.]

Thursday 18th September.
Moderate NE winds & fine weather. Stripped the Top Masts. Fitting the rigging – Carpenter building Store rooms on the gun Deck. Sailmaker making a forecastle awning. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 5.

Friday 19th September 1823.
Fresh breeze NE & fine weather. Fitting the Top Masts rigging - Caulker on the Lazeretto – other tradesmen as before. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 5.

Saturday 20th September.
Fresh NE winds & cloudy weather. Got the Top Mast rigging over the mast head & set the Fore Stay up. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 5.

Sunday 21st September.
Moderate breezes & cloudy weather. Performed Divine Service. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 5.

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Warren Hastings Urmstones Bay

Monday 22nd September 1823.
First part moderate breeze at NNE, middle & latter variable at NW cloudy weather. Turned the Fore rigging in afresh & set it up. Carpenter & Tradesmen as before. Pumped Ship at 12 inches Sick 6.

Tuesday 23rd September.
First & middle parts light winds NE & fair, latter fresh & rain. Turned the main rigging in afresh. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore sail. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 3.

Wednesday 24th September.
Fresh breeze from the NE & rain. Shifted the mount of Main Stay lower down. Rigging the lower & Top sail yards. Received Orders from Captain Hay to proceed to Whampoa. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 5.

[Captain William Hay of the Charles Grant.]

Thursday 25th September.
Fresh at NE & unsettled weather. Stayed Main Mast & set the rigging up. Fidded Top Mast & crossed Lower & Top Yards. Got the Jib Boom out. Bent the Driver & Mizzen Top sail. Signal 168 – Received instructions from Capt. Hay . Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 7.

Friday 26th September.
Fresh from NE & SE. Rove the running rigging & bent sails. Fidded Top Gallant masts. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 8.

Saturday 27th September.
First & latter fresh at SE, middle light at SSW, fine weather. At 5am unmoored & hove short. Loosed Top Gallant Yards. At 10 weighed & stood to the southward. At 4pm anchored with the best Bower in 10 fathoms. Lintin Peak E28N. High Peak of Lantoa SE. Received our pilot. Pumped Ship at 13 inches. Sick List 6.

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Warren Hastings towards Canton

Sunday 28th September 1823.
Variable winds& fine weather. At 4am weighed with a fresh breeze from the eastward. At 5 wind shifting to the northward & Ebb making, anchored in 8 fathoms. Lintin Peak NEbE. At 3pm weighed made sail & at 6 anchored in 5¼ fathoms. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick List 7.

Monday 29th September.
Variable winds mostly from the northeast first & middle parts fair latter rain. Lights at NE. At 3am departed this life Mr Edward Hawthorn, Midshipman. At 5 weighed & worked up. At 7.30 anchored in 6 fathoms. Lintin Peak S32E. Pagoda W4S. Lankeet. At 4pm weighed & dropped a little higher up. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Sick 8.

Tuesday 30th September.
Variable winds & fine weather. At 6 weighed & crossed Lankeet least water 5 fathoms. At 8 anchored in 6½ fathoms. Tower of Churmpee NbE. At 11 interred the remains of Edward Hawthorn on Churmpee with the usual ceremony. At 4pm weighed & run through the Bocca Tigris. At 6 anchored a little below the small Bar in 6 fathoms. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 8.

Wednesday 1st October 1823.
Wind variable at eastward fine weather. At 6am weighed & dropped over the small bar. At 8 crossed the 2nd Bar least water 4 fathoms. At noon anchored at Whampoa above Junk River. Moored Ship with the Swivel. Unbent the sails. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 6.

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Warren Hastings

Thursday 2nd October 1823.
SE winds with rain in the latter part. Unrove the running rigging. Got the Jib Boom in & down Top Gallant yards & masts. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 8.

Friday 3rd October.
Southerly winds & sultry weather. Hard rain in the middle part. Struck Top Sail Yards & Masts & stripped the Bowsprit.

Saturday 4th October.
Fresh breeze at NE. Rain at night. Employed raising sheers to lift the Bowsprit . Restowed the booms. Signal 168. From the Repulse. Received instructions from her. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 6.

Sunday 5th October.
Moderate northerly winds & fine weather. Washed decks – Pumped this week at 12 inches once a day. Sick List 5.

Monday 6th October.
Moderate winds easterly & fine weather. Employed fitting Bowsprit Collars. Sailmaker repairing the best Fore Top sail. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Sick 8.

Tuesday 7th October.
Ditto wind & weather. Employed under the Boatswain & delivering Private Trade Iron. Sent the Chow Chow Chop to Canton. Caulker on the Orlop. Sails as before. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 8.

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At Whampoa

Wednesday 8th October 1823.
NNW winds unsettled weather with hard rain in the first & middle parts – latter fair weather. Hauled the Sheet Cable up to caulk under – Cooper repairing butts – otherwise under the Boatswain. Sick 6.

Thursday 9th October.
Light winds ENE & fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Caulker caulking under the Sheet Tier. Sailmaker repairing the best Fore Top sail. Sick 8.

Friday 10th October.
Fresh NE winds & fine weather. Employed delivering Private Trade Iron & under the Boatswain. Carpenter building Cable Tier Bulk Heads. Sailmaker repairing the best Fore sail. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 8.

Saturday 11th October.
First part northerly winds & fine weather. Middle & latter variable from the eastwards & hard rain. Payed the Sheet Cable down. Employed under the Boatswain & watering the Orlop. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 8. Received some instructions from Capt. Paterson.

[Captain Paterson of the Repulse.]

Sunday 12th October.
Moderate winds ESE & fine weather. Washed & cleaned decks. Pumped Ship at 10 inches Sick 7.

Monday 13th October.
Light variable winds & hot sultry weather. Hove the Bowsprit out 6 feet to fit a new Step. Hauled the best Bower up to caulk the Tier. Sailmaker repairing the best Main Top sail. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Sick 9.

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Warren Hastings

Tuesday 14th October 1823.
Variable winds & hot sultry weather. Clearing the hold and about the rigging. Caulked the Bower Tier & berthed the Cables. Carpenter about the Bowsprit. Sailmaker repairing & middle stitching the best Main sail. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 11.

Wednesday 15th October.
First part light winds middle & latter fresh from the northward with sultry weather. Washed the Gun Deck. Clearing the Orlop & under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as before. Pumped Ship at 10 inches. Sick 10. The Court of Inquiry mentioned on the 17th September reassembled & reinstated Mr Coles he having made a sufficient apology & expressing contrition for his conduct.

Thursday 16th October.
Moderate breeze from north & pleasant weather. Under the Boatswain & delivering Bales on Acc’t of the Hon. Company & Factory Stores. Tradesmen as before. Received some instructions from Capt. Paterson. Sick 10.

Friday 17th October.
Moderate breeze NE & fine weather. Employed in the fore hold & under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as before. Pumped Ship at 10 inches. Sick 7.

Saturday 18th October.
Fresh breeze ESE – hard rain in the middle & latter parts. Received two chops of Bohea. Employed as before. Pu,ped Ship at 10 inches. Sick 7.

Sunday 19th October.
Southerly winds & fine weather. Washed decks. Sick 8.

Monday 20th October.
First part moderate at NE & fine weather; latter hard rain, thunder & lightning – Delivering Company Bales. The Sailmaker middle stitching the best Jib. Tradesmen as before. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 8.

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At Whampoa

Tuesday 21st October 1823.
Moderate breeze at NE & pleasant weather. Delivering Bales on Acc’t of the Hon. Company & under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as for days past. Confined in Irons Richard Owen & Edward Thomas on suspicion of theft. Well 6 inches. Sick 6.

Wednesday 22nd October.
Light winds & cloudy weather. Employed delivering Bales & Factory Stores – Tradesmen as before. Sick 7.

Thursday 23rd October.
Moderate winds & fine weather. Delivering Flints & Private Trade – clearing the limber in the fore hold. Tradesmen as before. Sick 4.

Friday 24th October.
Light winds & fine weather. Delivering Flints – Received 80 tons of Ballast. Carpenter fitting the Beam on the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the best Driver. Caulker caulking the Gun Room. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Sick 5.

Saturday 24th October.
Light variable winds & sultry weather. Employed under the Boatswain & delivering Iron on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Received 16 tons of Ballast, Tradesmen as before. Sick 8.

Sunday 36th October.
Moderate breeze NE & fine weather. Rowed Guard. Washed decks. Sick 10.

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Warren Hastings

Monday 27th October 1823.
Light winds ENE & fine weather. Lowered the Main Yard down, clothed it afresh. Employed in the hold. Carpenter & Caulker as before. Sailmaker repairing the best Mizzen Top sail. Pumped ship at 10 inches. Sick 14.

Tuesday 28th October.
Light variable winds and fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain. & delivering Iron on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Stepped the Bowsprit & got the Sheers down. Sick 17.

Wednesday 29th October.
Light variable winds & sultry weather. Employed under the Boatswain & delivering Iron on Company’s Account. Carpenter & Tradesmen as before. Sick 23.

Thursday 30th October.
Light winds from the southward & sultry weather. Hove the Fore Top Mast up & rigged it. Delivering Iron on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Pumped at 12 inches. Sick 20.

Friday 31st October.
SW winds & sultry weather. Under the Boatswain rigging the Bowsprit – delivering Iron. Carpenter & Tradesmen as before. Sick 18.

Saturday 1st November 1823.
Variable winds & sultry weather. Employed as yesterday. Sick 20.

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At Whampoa

Sunday 2nd November 1823.
Light variable winds & sultry weather. Held an enquiry on the prisoners Richard Owen & Edward Thomas, there not being positive proof of their guilt, released them. Sick 16.

Monday 3rd November.
Ditto wind & weather. Delivering Iron on Acc’t of the Hon. Company & some Private Trade. Got the Mizzen Top down for repair. Clearing the limber in the main hold. Caulker caulking the fall. Sick 12.

Tuesday 4th November.
Moderate breeze ENE Cloudy weather. Stowing Kentledge & levelling the hold. Gammoned the Bowsprit. Carpenter building bulk heads in the after Orlop. Sick List 12.

Wednesday 5th November.
Light southerly winds & fine weather. Receiving Congo Tea on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Set the Bob Stays up. Carpenter building bulk heads in the Galley. Pumped Ship at 10 inches. Sick 14.

Thursday 6th November.
Light winds easterly & fine weather. Stowing Teas & under the Boatswain. Sick 16.

Friday 7th November.
Variable winds & fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Sick 13.

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Warren Hastings

Saturday 8th November 1823.
Light winds & fine weather. Employed stowing Teas & under the Boatswain. Caulker caulking the Gun Deck. Sick 14.

Sunday 9th November.
Fresh breeze NE with fine weather. Washed decks. Sent a boat to commodore for instructions. Sick 13.

Monday 10th November.
Moderate breeze ENE fine weather. Employed trimming the Ship by the stern to repair Stem Lead. Received some Tea on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Confined in Irons Charles Hinton, William Davis & Robert Scott for disobedience to orders & abusing Stephen Roberts, Boatswain’s Mate. Pumped Ship at 12 inches. Sick 15.

Tuesday 11th November.
Light variable winds & fine weather. AM employed trimming Ship by the stern. Carpenter repairing the lead on the Stem. Held an enquiry into the conduct of the prisoners confined yesterday & punished Charles Hinton with 31 lashes & released William Davis & Thomas Scott on promise of future good behaviour & contrition for their offence. Sick 17.

Wednesday 12th November.
Light variable winds & fine weather. Stowing Teas. Carpenter repairing Fore & Mizzen Tops – Caulker caulking the Gun Deck. Sick 17.

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At Whampoa

Thursday 13th November 1823.
Light winds & fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Sick List 18.

Friday 14th November.
Light air & calm with sultry weather. Stowing Teas. Clearing the Orlop & stowing wet provisions. Sailmaker repairing the best Main Top Gallant sail. Sick 24.

Saturday 15th November.
Light winds NNW sultry weather. Stowing Teas & clearing the Orlop. Fidded Fore & Main Top masts. Pointed top Gallant mast. Swayed Fore Yard up & run the Jib boom out. Carpenter repairing the Mizzen Top. Draft of Water Fore 18.2 Aft 17.11. Sick 19.

Sunday 16th November.
Variable winds & fine weather. Washed decks. Sick 21.

Monday 17th November.
Light winds at NE & fine weather. Set the Bob Stays up. Stayed Fore & Main masts & set the rigging up. Received some Congoes on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Carpenter wedging the Fore Masts. Sailmaker repairing the best Main Top Gallant sail. Sick 18.

Tuesday 18th November.
Moderate breeze NE fine weather. Rattled the Fore & Fore Top rigging down & stowing Teas. Received 6 tons of Ballast - Lindsay Esq. surveyed the Ship. Sick 22.

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Warren Hastings

Wednesday 19th November 1823.
Light winds NW & fine weather. Stayed Main, Mizzen & Mizzen Top masts & set the rigging up. Stowing Teas & rattling rigging down. Carpenter wedged Main & Mizzen masts. Sick 20.

Thursday 20th November.
Light breeze from the eastward fine weather. Employed rattling down Main & Main Top mast & Mizzen rigging. Stowing Teas – Received 8 tons of Ballast – Carpenter as before. Caulker caulking the Bends. Sailmaker repairing the best Fore Top Gallant sail. Sick 22.

Friday 21st November.
Moderate breeze NE fine weather. Got Mizzen Top overhead. Fidded Top Main & set rigging up – otherwise as yesterday. Sick 19.

Saturday 22nd November.
Moderate breeze at NE & fine weather. Got the flying jib Boom out & fidded Top Gallant masts – otherwise about the rigging & filling Water. Carpenter listing the water ways on the Gun Deck. Caulker on the Bends. Sick 21.

Sunday 23rd November.
Light variable winds Sultry weather. Washed decks. Sick 19.

Monday 24th November.
Light variable airs & fine weather. Swayed Sky masts up & about the rigging. Pumped ship at 10 inches. Sick 18.

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At Whampoa

Tuesday 25th November 1823.
Light airs & pleasant weather, Crossed Top Gallant Yards. Watering. Sick 18.

Wednesday 26th November.
Moderate breeze at NE & fine weather. Employed filling water & stowing the Lazeretto. Gunner painting the Stern, Masts & Bowsprit. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Jib. Carpenter building Store Room on the Gun Deck. Sick 12.

Thursday 27th November.
Light winds throughout, pleasant weather. Rattled down the Fore rigging & filling water. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Fore Top sail. Draft of water. Fore 19.2 Aft 17.11. Sick 14.

Friday 28th November.
Light airs throughout hot sultry weather. Filling water & rattling down Main & mizzen rigging, Sick 12.

Saturday 29th November.
Fresh breeze throughout & pleasant weather. Filling water & stowing it on the Gun Deck. Sick 11.

Sunday 30th November.
Strong breeze at NE, hazy weather. Washed Ship. Pumped Ship at 11 inches. Sick 11.

Monday December 1st 1823.
Moderate breeze from eastward – hazy weather. Reeved running rigging. Stowing sails in the Sail Room & filling water. Carpenter building the Bread Room. Gunner painting the Ship. Sailmaker repairing 2nd best Fore Top sail. Sick 15.

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Tuesday 2nd December 1823.
Variable NE winds, unsettled weather & rain. Reeving running rigging & stowing water on the Gun Deck. Carpenter as before. Gunner painting. Sick 15.

Wednesday 3rd December.
Light variable winds fine weather. Swayed the lower Yards higher. Gunner painting the Ship. Blacked the bends. Pumped Ship at 5 inches. Sick 14.

Thursday 4th December.
Light winds & fine weather. Gunner painting the Ship. Carpenter as before. Caulker on the Poop. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Courses. Sick 15.

Friday 5th December.
Variable winds & fine weather. Gunner painting. Carpenter as before. Received a Chop of Private Trade Tea. Clapped a half Cable Service on the best Bower. Sick 14.

Saturday 6th December.
Light winds at SE fine weather. Employed as useful. Caulker caulking the Waist & Long Boat. Sick 13.

Sunday 7th December.
Light variable winds & fine weather. Washed decks. Sick 13.

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At Whampoa

Monday 8th December 1823.
Light variable winds & fine weather. Stowed the Booms. Caulker on the Upper Deck. Gunner painting the Cuddy. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Mizzen Top sail. Sick 16.

Tuesday 9th December.
Fresh breezes & hazy weather. Employed cleaning the decks. Caulker caulking the Cuddy. Sick 15.

Wednesday 10th December.
Fresh breeze & hazy weather. Set the Bob Stays up. Stayed the Fore mast & set the rigging up. Sailmaker as before. Sick 16.

Thursday 11th December.
Light winds ENE with fine weather. Stayed Main & Mizzen mast & Top masts & set the rigging up. Caulker on the Upper Deck. Sick 16.

Friday 12th December.
Light variable winds & fine weather. Employed about the rigging & painting the Ship inside. Sailmaker as before. Sick 17.

Saturday 13th December.
Light airs from the eastward & fine weather. Employed as yesterday & filling water. Sick 18.

Sunday 14th December.
Variable winds fine weather AM washed Ship. Sick 19.

Monday 15th December.
Light variable winds – Ships Company at Liberty. At 11pm departed this life John Campbell, Seaman. Sick 18.

Tuesday 16th December.
Light winds from the eastward fine weather. At noon buried the body of the deceased with the usual ceremony. Sick 18.

Wednesday 17th December.
Light variable winds & fine weather. Receiving Teas on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Stowing the Gun Room. Caulker on the Upper Deck. Gunner painting Cabin. Sick 16.

Thursday 18th December.
Light winds & fine weather. Employed serving lower Sheets & making Gaskets. Otherwise stowing Tea. Received 2 chops of Tea on Acc’t of the Hon Company. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck. Sick 24. Pumped Ship at 7 inches.

Friday 19th December.
Ditto wind & weather. Stowing Tea. Washed the Gun Deck. Scrubbed hammocks. Sick 25.

Saturday 20th December.
Light winds & calms, fine weather. Received 2 Chops of Tea on Acc’t of the Hon. Company & some Private Trade. Sick 22.

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Towards the 2nd Bar [at Whampoa]

Sunday 21st December 1823.
Light airs northerly & sultry weather. Washed decks. Draft of water Fore 19.10 Aft 19.3. Sick 21.

Monday 22nd December.
Variable winds fine weather. AM Bent sails – Employed filling water. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Sick 18.

Tuesday 23rd December.
NE winds & fine weather. Employed as useful. Sick 15.

Wednesday 24th December.
Moderate breeze ENE constant rain. Receiving & stowing Teas on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Draft of water Fore 20.4 Aft 19.5. Pumped Ship at 7 inches. Sick 16.

Thursday 25th December.
Light variable winds & unsettled weather. AM Washed decks. Attye, Pilot came on board. Confined William Browne, Boatswains Mate in Irons for refusing to do his duty. Sick 14.

Friday 26th December.
Moderate NE winds & fine weather. Unmoored on the flood. At 3pm weighed & made sail. At 6pm anchored about 2 cables above the 2nd Bar. Steadied with the Kedge. Sick 11.

Saturday 27th December.
Pleasant breeze ENE fine weather. At 7am weighed & crossed the Bar. Least water 3½ fathoms. At 8.30 anchored about 2 miles below the Bar Creek. Moored the Ship with the Swivel. Received Chops of Tea on Acc’t of the Hon. Company. Sick 11.

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Warren Hastings at 2nd Bar

Sunday 28th December 1823.
Moderate breeze NE & fine weather. Washed decks. Unbent the sails. Sick 12.

Monday 29th December.
Moderate breeze & hazy weather. Employed under the Boatswain and in the hold. Gunner painting inside. Carpenter repairing the small Cutter & making top Mast Studd sail booms. Received 2 Chops of Tea on Acc’t of the Hon Company. Sick 14.

Tuesday 30th December.
A fresh breeze NW & hazy weather. Received some Raw Silk on Acc’t of the Hon Company. Gunner & Carpenter as before. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Sick 14.

Wednesday 31st December.
A fresh breeze from the northward hazy Weather. AM received a Chop of Private Trade Teas. Stowing them & hoisting water out of the Orlop. Sailmaker repairing the 3rd Jib. Sick 15.

Thursday 1st January 1824.
Strong breeze from the NW with some rain. Employed hoisting water out of the Orlop & stowing it on the Upper Decks. Painter as before. Opened Secret Signal packet in the presence of my Officers. Sick 12.

Friday 2nd January.
Light NW winds & fine weather. Received 3 Chops of Tea. Stowing them & clearing the Main Orlop.

Saturday 3rd January.
Light winds from the NW & pleasant weather. Clearing the Main Orlop & watering. Sick 10.

Sunday 4th January.
Strong NNW winds & fine weather. Washed decks. Sick 11.

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Second Bar

Monday 5th January 1824.
Fresh NW winds thick hazy weather. Received one Chop of Tea on Acc’t of the Hon Company. Pumped at 5½ inches. Sick 10.

Tuesday 6th January.
Ditto wind & weather. Turned in the Mizzen Top Mast rigging afresh & at Junk work. Sick 9.

Wednesday 7th January.
Fresh breeze & fine weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. Sent the Yawl for water. Boatswain serving lower Tackle & Sheets. Sick 9.

Thursday 8th January.
Strong breezes from the NE & hazy weather. Employed at Junk work. Sailmaker repairing the old Driver. Received 3 Chops of Tea. Sick 10.

Friday 9th January.
Fresh NE winds & hazy weather. Latter part hard rain. Under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the old Driver & reducing 2nd Mizzen Top sail. Sick 10.

Saturday 10th January.
Fresh breeze NNE constant hard rain & thick weather. Received 2 Chops of Tea on Acc’t of the Hon Company & a Chop of Private Trade. Sailmaker about the Mizzen Top sail. At 4pm departed this life Colin Easton, Ordinary Seaman. Sick 13.

Sunday 11th January.
Northerly winds unsettled weather with rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Committed the body of to the deep with the usual Ceremony. Sick 11.

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Warren Hastings 2nd Bar

Monday 12th January 1824.
First part a fresh gale NNE hazy weather; Latter moderate ENE fine weather. Received 2 Chops of Twankay Tea. Pumped Ship at 6 inches. Sick 10.

Tuesday 13th January.
NE winds unsettled weather. Bent sails. Received sundry Stores & Chow Chow Chop. Sick 11.

Wednesday 14th January.
Fresh breeze NE with squalls & rain at times. Cleared the Chow Chow Chop, otherwise under the Boatswain. Sick 12.

Thursday 15th January.
Ditto winds & weather. Unmoored on the Ebb. Otherwise preparing for sea. Sick 12.

Friday 16th January.
Fresh breeze & fine weather. Receiving Teas & St Helena Stores. Preparing for sea. H. Lindsay came on board & dispatched us. Draft of water Fore 23 Aft 21.4. Sick 12

Saturday 17th January 1824.
Winds NNE fine weather. At 8am Mr Liddell, Purser came on board with the Dispatches. At 11am weighed crossed the Little Bar, least water 4¼ fathoms. 3.30pm crossed Lankeet Flat least water 3¾ fathoms. At 8.30 anchored in Macao Roads 5¾ fathoms. Potee SbE½E. Macao WNW. Cabarilla Point SWbS. Water on board 18650 gallons. Sick 10.

Sunday 18th January.
Strong breeze NNE fine weather. John Reeves Esq, passenger joined the Ship. Weighed at 11 & made sail. This Log contains 12 hours. Sick 10.

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[Start of Sea Log]

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Warren Hastings towards England

Monday 19th January 1824.
C&D S29W 182. Fresh monsoon throughout & fine weather. At 6pm The extremes of land to the westward NMbW¼W. Grand Ladione N46E. distance 39 from which I take my departure Lat’d 21.57N; Long’d 113.44E. Sick List 10. Lat 19.18N Long 111.47E.

Tuesday 20th January 1824.
C&D S24W 162. Fresh monsoon & thick cloudy weather throughout. At 8pm departed this life John Spearing, Gunner’s Mate. Pumped Ship at 7 inches. Sick 10. Several Junks in sight. At noon committed the body of the deceased to the Deep. Lat 16.43N Long (Chr.) 110.12E.

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Warren Hastings from Canton

Wednesday 21st January 1824.
C&D S10E 145. Wind variable with showers of rain. Washed Gun Deck. Sick List 12. Lat 14.18N Long (Chr.) 110.19E.

Thursday 22nd January 1824.
C&D S8E 170. Wind variable with hard rain in the first part, latter a brisk breeze & hazy weather. Repairing old Studding sails & as useful. Sick 12. Lat 11.6N Long (Chr.) 110.32E.

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Towards England

Friday 23rd January 1824.
C&D SbE 201. Fresh monsoon & hazy weather. Employed working up Junk. Sick 13. Lat 7.41N Long (Chr.) 109.38E.

Saturday 24th January 1824.
C&D S13W 181. Fresh monsoon & mostly fair weather. Employed as requisite. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Sick 13. Lat 4.52N Long (Chr.) 108.41E.

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Warren Hastings from Canton

Sunday 25th January 1824.
C&D S18W 160. A brisk monsoon with unsettled cloudy weather & much rain in the latter part. At sunset saw the Great Natuna bearing W24S. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. Sick List 12. Lat 2.04N Long (Chr.) 107.58E.

[Crosses Equator]

Monday 26th January 1824.
C&D S30W 182. Fresh monsoon & cloudy weather in the first part & latter fair. At 4.30pm saw the Gap Rock from the Mast Head. At 6pm The Gap Rock W16N. Southern extreme of the Island S30W. High Peak on Fumbelaw S48W distance off shore 4 leagues. Pumped Ship at 4 inches. Sick 10. Lat 00.58S Long (Chr.) 107.17E

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Towards England

Tuesday 27th January 1824.
C&D ----. First & middle parts a fresh breeze, latter light & variable. At 5pm saw the Island of Gasper bearing SSW2/4W. At daylight Gasper N½W, Tanjong Brik at W¼N. Tree Island NW½W. At 10am Entrance Point S35W. Southernmost point of Point Leat – East. At noon West Island N10E. Entrance Point W5N. Saddle Island E5N. Sick 9. Lat (Obs.) 5.3S Long (Chr.) 107.1E.

Wednesday 28th January 1824.
C&D ----. Variable winds with squalls & rain in the middle part & thick weather. Latter fair. At 2pm Entrance Point N22W. West Island N13E. Saddle Island E34N. At 4pm Shoal Water Island from the Mizzen rigging E¼N. Entrance Point N5W. At daylight 2 Brigs in sight, showed American colours. At 8am saw the Sumatra Shore bearing WSW. At 11.15am saw The Brothers bearing South. Pumped Ship at 5 inches, Sick 8. Lat (Obs.) 5.51S.

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Warren Hastings from Canton

Thursday 29th January 1824.
C&D ----. Light variable winds with squally unsettled weather in the middle part. At 5pm Wind falling light & current setting us to the southward. Anchored. At 6 weighed & passed to the westward of The Brothers, anchored at 9pm in 9 fathoms. At daylight the south Brother NEbE. High land of St Nicholas Point S¾E. At noon St Nicholas Point S15E. North Island S20W. Pumped Ship at 5½ inches. Lat & Long ----.

Friday 30th January 1824.
C&D ----. Wind variable & unsettled weather. At 3pm anchored. North Island bearing SSW distance 3½ miles. Set the Top mast & Top Gallant rigging up. Shifted the Mizzen Top sail with the best. At noon Peak on Thwart the Way E3N. Crocatao Peak S38W. Princes Island S8E. Several Strangers in sight. Pumped Ship at 6 inches. Sick List 8. Lat (Obs.) 6.15S Long ----.

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Towards England

Saturday 31st January 1824.
C&D ----. Wind mostly at eastward &fine weather in the first & latter parts - middle unsettled with thunder, lightning & rain. At 2.30pm Peak of Tamarind island E23N. West end of Crocatao S32E. At sunset – Tamarind Island E15N. Keysers Island N22E. Crocatao E4S. Flat Point N63W. AM stowed anchors & unbent the cables. Strangers in sight. Ship & Brig at noon. Pumped Ship at 4 inches. Sick List 8. Lat (obs.) 7.5S Long (Chr.) 103.49E.

Sunday 1st February 1824.
C&D S46W 54. Light variable winds with showers at times. Performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 957. Water on board 16955 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 6. Lat 7.45S Long 103.10E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Monday 2nd February 1824.
C&D S46W 62, Light variable winds with rain at times. Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the old Mizzen Top sail. Passed through a quantity of scum, many birds about. Pumped Ship twice at 2½ inches. Sick 6. Lat 8.27S Long 102.25E.

Tuesday 3rd February 1824.
C&D S42W 67. Variable winds & unsettled weather. Sailmaker as yesterday. Carpenter making a Main Top Mast Studding sail boom. Pumped twice at 3 inches. Sick 6. Lat 9.23S Long 101.40E.

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Towards St Helena

Wednesday 4th February 1824.
C&D SWbS 100. Variable winds & fine weather in the daytime, squally at night. Employed as before. Pumped twice at 3 inches. Sick List 7. Lat 10.53S Long (Chr.) 100.2E.

Thursday 5th January 1824.
C&D S56W 142. Wind mostly from the SE. First part squally, Latter fair weather. Pumped Ship twice at 2½ inches. Sick 8. Lat 12.31S Long (Chr.) 98.14E.

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Warren Hastings towards England

Friday 6th February 1824.
C&D S68W 128. Light breezes throughout & fine weather. Employed paying the ranges of the Cables down. Sick 8. Lat 13.18S Long (Chr.) 96.1E.

Saturday 7th February 1824.
C&D S65W 154. Variable winds & unsettled weather. Washed the Gun Deck & as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore sail. Pumped twice at 3 inches. Sick 8. Lat 14.22S Long (Chr.) 93.36E.

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Towards St Helena

Sunday 8th February 1824.
C&D S67W 198. Fresh breezes from SE with cloudy weather unsettled weather. AM Read Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 914. Water on board 16041 gallons. Pumped twice at 3 inches, Sick 9. Lat 15.34S Long ----

Monday 9th February 1824.
C&D S65W 225. Strong Trade with hard squalls in the middle part. Employed working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the old fore sail. Pumped twice at 3 inches. Sick 8. Lat 17.9s Long (Chr.) 86.47E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Tuesday 10th February 1824.
C&D S69W 202. Brisk Trade & fair weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Main sail. Pumped Ship twice at 2 inches. Sick 6. Lat 18.32S Long (Chr.) 83.29E

Wednesday 11th February 1824.
C&D S71W 192. A fresh Trade & mostly fair weather. Employed as yesterday. Pumped twice at 2½ inches. Sick 5. Lat 19.37S Long (Chr.) 80.9E.

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Towards England

Thursday 12th February 1824.
C&D s74W 155. Moderate Trade & fine pleasant weather. Shifted the Mizzen Top sail with the 2nd best. AM Hauled the sails up to air & make up afresh. Pumped Ship at 2 inches. Sick 6. Lat 20.17S Long (Chr.) 77.32E.

Friday 13th February 1824.
C&D S75W 131. A light Trade & fine weather. At 8.37pm Lat for Canopus 20.26N. Employed at Junk work. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Top sail & Jib. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 7. Lat 20.49S Long (Chr.) 75.22E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Saturday 14th February 1824.
C&D W18S 137. A light Trade & fine pleasant weather. AM washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick 9. Lat 21.28S Long (Chr.) 72.56E.

Sunday 15th February 1824.
C&D S75W 176. Light winds in the first part increasing in the middle to a strong breeze, A very confused swell. Too much motion & the duty of the Ship prevented the performance of the Divine Service. The Stranger showed her Number. The Albion apparently bound for the Isle of France [Mauritius]. This weeks expenditure 885 gallons. Water on board 15156 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches, Sick 10. Lat 22.21S Long (Chr.) 69.52E.

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Towards England

Monday 16th February 1824.
C&D W18S 210. Strong breeze throughout with squalls at times & a large swell. Got the Flying Jib boom in. Fitted the Storm Stay sail Stays. Sailmaker repairing the small Jib. Pumped Ship at 4 inches. Sick 10. Lat 23.26S Long (Chr.) 66.12E.

Tuesday 17th February 1824.
C&D W19S 192. Strong breeze & fine weather for the most part. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Top sail. Shifted Fore & Main Top sails with the best. A strange sail SSW. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick 13. At 10am passed the Stranger. She showed English Colours. Lat 24.30S long (Chr.) 62.48E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Wednesday 18th February 1824.
C&D W19S 211. Strong breeze throughout with squalls & rain at times. Employed as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Main Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick 12. Lat 25.42S Long (Chr.) 59.4E.

Thursday 19th February 1824.
C&D W21S 207. Fresh breeze moderating in the latter part. Mostly fair weather. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Shifted the Fore Top Mast Stay sail with the best. Sick 10. Lat 26.51S Long (Chr.) 55.28E.

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Towards England

Friday 20th February 1824.
C&D W115S 151, Moderate breeze throughout & fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick 8. Lat 27.28S Long (Chr.) 52.46E.

Saturday 21st February 1824.
C&D W15S 111. Light winds throughout & fine weather. AM Set the Bob Stays up. Stayed the Masts & set the rigging up. Pumped twice at 3 inches. Sick 11. Lat 27.48S Long (Chr.) 50.42E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Sunday 22nd February 1824.
C&D W17S 111. Moderate breezes mostly from the eastward with unsettled rainy weather in the night. AM Performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1004. Water on board 14152 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 12. Lat 28.21S Long (Chr.) 48.39E.

Monday 23rd February 1824.
C&D W17S 93. Moderate breeze from the eastward with cloudy weather & rain in the first & middle parts, latter variable at NW to E & fine weather. Employed repairing the 2nd best Main Top sail. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 11. Lat 28.51S Long (Chr.) 46.58E.

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Towards England

Tuesday 24th February 1824.
C&D W17 S 33. Light variable winds & fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 12. Lat 29.9S Long (Chr.) 46.15E.

Wednesday 25th February 1824.
C&D W16S 45. Light variable winds & fine weather. A large cross swell. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 12. Strong ripplings at times during the 24 hours & patches of (apparently) fish spawn. Lat 29.29S Long (Chr.) 45.18E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Thursday 26th February 1824.
C&D W18S 91. Variable winds throughout fine weather. Swell continues. Shifted the Courses & Mizzen Top sail with the best. Employed as necessary. Pumped Ship three times at 3 inches. Sick 11. Lat 29.48S long (Chr.) 43.30E.

Friday 27th February 1824.
C&D S67W 35. Variable winds throughout & unsettled weather. A large swell at NW. Employed as before. Pumped Ship three times at 3 inches. Sick 12. A noon Stranger NWbW 5 miles. Lat 29.56S Long (Chr.) 42.57E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Thursday 26th February 1824.
C&D W18S 91. Variable winds throughout fine weather. Swell continues. Shifted the Courses & Mizzen Top sail with the best. Employed as necessary. Pumped Ship three times at 3 inches. Sick 11. Lat 29.48S Long 43.30E.

Friday 27th February 1824.
C&D S67W 35. Variable winds throughout & unsettled weather. A large swell at NW. Employed as before. Pumped Ship three times at 3 inches. Sick 12. At noon Stranger NWbW 5 miles. Lat 29.56S Long 42.57E.

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Towards England

Saturday 28th February 1824,
C&D W35S 38. Variable winds & unsettled weather. A large swell from the eastward. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 12. At noon punished Archibald Brown, Seaman with 1½ dozen lashes for negligence & inattention to his duty & disobedience of orders & repeated admonitions having no effect. Lat 30.25S Long 42.28E.

Sunday 29th February 1824.
C&D W17S 131. Light variable winds & unsettled weather in the first & middle parts, latter a brisk breeze & fair. AM Read Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1034. Water on board 13 118 gallons. Pumped hip as before. Sick 9. Lat 31.9S Long 40.1E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Monday 1st March 1824.
C&D W17S 196. Fresh breeze throughout & fine pleasant weather. Employed working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Main Top sail. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 9. Lat 32.1S Long 36.5E.

Tuesday 2nd March 1824.
C&D W21S 201. Fresh breezes from the eastward & fine pleasant weather. Employed repairing the old Fore Top sail. Caulker caulking the Yawl. Pumped twice at 2½ inches. Shifted the Driver with the best. Sick 7. Lay 33.15S Long 32.16E.

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Towards England

Wednesday 3rd March 1824.
C&D W20S 124. A fresh breeze in the first part. At 5am shifted to NW & after to SW with a strong gale & hard rain. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 8. Lat 34.6S Long 30.2E.

Thursday 4th March 1824.
C&D N28W 37. First & middle parts a strong gale at WSW. Latter a strong breeze with squalls & rain. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 8. Lat 33.39S Long 29.33E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Friday 5th March 1824.
C&D NW 32. First part a strong gale with violent gusts & rain, Middle moderating – latter light wind & fine weather. A large sea. Employed as requisite. At 5pm a Strange sail SEbS. At daylight Stranger SE from Mast Head. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 8. Lat 32.59S Long 28.16E.

Saturday 6th March 1824.
C&D W18S 150. First part light winds & a high sea. Middle a strong breeze from the eastward – decreasing towards noon. Smooth water. At 1pm saw land to NbE½ E. 6pm extremes of the land at NW½ N to NbE, distance off shore about 8 leagues. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 8. Lat 34.19S Long 24.4E.

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Towards England

Sunday 7th March 1824.
C&D W2S 65. Variable winds throughout hazy weather for the most part. AM performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. Pumped 3 times at inches. Sick 8. This weeks expenditure 047. Water on board 12171 gallons. Lat 35.0S Long 22.51E.

Monday 8th March 1824.
C&D N67W 32. Light variable airs at SW to SE & hazy weather. Employed as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore top sail. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat (Obs.) 34.59S Long 22.14E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Tuesday 9th March 1824.
C&D West 30. Variable winds throughout with thick cloudy weather at times. At 6pm saw the land bearing N42E to N34W. At 6am the land from the deck NbE. At noon extremes to the westward NNW. Land about Cape Vaches NEbE. Very hazy. Sick 10. Lat 34.59S Long 21.35E.

Wednesday 10th March 1824.
C&D S11E 10. First part fresh breeze with thick cloudy weather. Squalls & rain. Middle & latter fair. At 5pm extremes of the land to the westward NNW¼W. Pumped Ship 3½ inches. Sick 7. At 11am the land from NbW to NEbN. The easternmost of a range of hills NbE½E. At noon extremes to the westward NbW½W. Cape Vaches NE½S. Lat 35.1S Long 21.44E.

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Towards England

Thursday 11th March 1824. C&D South 26. Light winds from SW to NW & fine pleasant weather. A large swell at WSW in the latter part. At 1pm The Madras, Capt. Fisher with Invalids & many passengers on board from Columbo bore up & informed us he had only 2 days water on board; supplied him with 1300 gallons. At 6pm extremes of the land from NNW to NE½E. At daylight a Brig SbE. The Madras & Kingstone in sight. Sick 8. Lat 35.18S Long 21.44E.

Friday 12th March 1824. C&D S30W 11. Light variable airs throughout with very fine pleasant weather. A large swell from the WSW. Employed as useful. Sailmaker repairing the old Driver. The Madras, Kingstone, the Brig & another Sail insight. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 8. Lat 35.23S Long 21.36E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Saturday 13th March 1824.
C&D N80W 140. Increasing breeze from SE first part fair latter cloudy weather. Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the old Driver & Main Top Gallant sail. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3½ inches. Sick 8. Lat 34.59S Long 18.22E.

Sunday 14th March 1824.
C&D N61W 188. Strong breeze decreasing in the latter part; mostly thick hazy weather. AM performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 955; Sent to Madras 1271 gallons. Water on board 9996 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 6. Lat 33.22S Long 14.48E.

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Towards England

Monday 15th March 1824.
C&D N47W 70. Light variable winds & fair weather. Getting water up out of the Lazeretto. Sailmaker repairing the old Driver & Top Gallant sail. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 8. Lat 3.30S Long 13.22E.

Tuesday 16th March 1824.
C&D N47W 144. Moderate breezes & fair weather. Employed as requisite. Sailmaker as before. Caulker on the top sides. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 8. Lat 30.40S Long 11.17E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Wednesday 17th March 1824.
C&D N49W 124. First part a strong breeze. Middle & latter light variable winds with thunder, lightning & rain. Employed rattling the rigging down. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 8. Lat 29.26S Long 9.6E.

Thursday 18th March 1824.
C&D N17W 44. First part variable airs with much thunder & lightning. Middle & latter fair. Employed as yesterday. Sailmaker repairing the old Flying Jib & Fore Top gallant sail. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3½ inches. Sick 8. Lat 28.26S Long 8.42E.

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Towards England

Friday 19th March 1824.
C&D N15E 105. Moderate NW winds & fine pleasant weather. Employed as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Top Gallant sail. caulker on the Top Sides. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 9. Lat 26.22S Long 9.17E.

Saturday 20th March 1824.
C&D N21W 61. Light winds & very fine weather. AM Washed between decks & shifted sails with the old ones. Got the Flying Job boom out & Sky sail masts up. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 8. Lat 25.36S Long 8.58E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Sunday 21st Mach 1824.
C&D N54W 94. Light winds from SW to SSE fine pleasant weather. AM performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1031. Water on board 8965 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 4. Lat 24.06S Long 7.33E.

Monday 22nd March 1824.
C&D N54W 122. Variable winds from SSE to SW & fine weather. A swell from the westward in the latter part. Employed blacking down the rigging. Cooper setting up Butts. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 6. Lat 23.30S Long 5.39E.

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Tuesday 23rd March 1824.
C&D N52W 174. Fresh breezes at S to SE & squally weather with rain. AM swayed the lower yards higher up & employed clearing the Tiers. Pumped Ship at 4 inches. Sick 5. Lat 21.41S Long 3.5E.

Wednesday 24th March 1824.
C&D N52W 190. A fresh Trade & mostly cloudy weather. Employed washing & cleaning. Scrubbed hammocks. Gunner painting the sides. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 19.46S Long 00.24E.

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Warren Hastings from China

Thursday 25th March 1824.
C&D N52W 147. A moderate Trade & fine pleasant weather. Employed painting the Ship. Washed between decks & bent the Bower cables. Pumped ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 2. Lat 18.16S. Long 1.40W.

Friday 26th March 1824.
C&D N51W 118. A light Trade & fine weather. Clapped a whole Cable Service on the best Bower. Carpenter repairing the Yawl. Employed under the Boatswain. Gunner painting the Ship. Pumped Ship at 3½ inches. Sick 3. Lat 17.6S Long 3.16W

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Towards England

Saturday 27th March 1824.
C&D N57W 122. Light Trade throughout & fine weather. Employed variously Gunner painting the Ship. At 9.50am saw the Island of St Helena bearing NWbW½W. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 3. Lat 16.00S Long ----.

Saturday continued:
At half past 6pm anchored in 12 fathoms. Moored Ship. The Church bearing S10E. Distance from the Jetty half a mile. Found here H.C. Ships General Harris, Hythe, the Prince of Denmark & a Brig (Whalers). This Log contains 36 hours. Lat & Long ----.

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Warren Hastings at St Helena

Sunday 28th March 1824.
SE winds & fine weather. Hoisted the Boats out, washed decks. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sailed hence to the Hythe. Sick 5. Sailed the Hythe. Arrived the Brittania – Luke from Madras.

Monday 29th March 1824.
A fresh Trade with some squalls & rain. Employed watering & delivering Hon Company Stores. Sailmaker repairing the Studding sails. Pumped as before. Sick 6. Arrived the Henry from Batavia.

Tuesday 30th March 1824.
A strong Trade with rain at times. Employed watering. Hoisted the Launch in. Pumped Ship as before. Arrived The Hero of Molone from Calcutta & the Isle de France [Mauritius].

Wednesday 31st March 1824.
Wind variable from NE to SE & fine weather. Unmoored Ship. This Log contains twelve hours. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Arrived the Milford from Bombay.

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[Start of Sea Log]

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Warren Hastings towards England

Thursday 1st April 1824.
C&D N49W 117. Variable winds mostly fine weather. At sunset the Island bearing SSE¾E. Unbent Cables & stowed anchors. The Henry south hull down. Pumped twice at 2½ inches. Sick 5. Lat (obs.) 14.45S Long 7.13W.

Friday 2nd April 1824.
C&D N45W 144. A light Trade & fine pleasant weather. Converted the outer best Bower Cable to a small & spliced the inner Cable to the spare one for a best Bower. Clapped a whole Cable Service on the best Bower. Got the Small Bower anchor in to restock. Pumped ditto Sick 4. Lat 13.3S Long 8.59W.

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Warren Hastings from St Helena

Saturday 3rd April 1824.
C&D N44W 151. A moderate Trade & fine pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Pumped twice at 3 inches. Lat 11.13S Long 10.46W.

Sunday April 4th 1824.
C&D N44W 158. Ditto wind & weather. AM performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 416. Water on board 14,613 gallons. Lat 9.19S Long 12.2W.

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Monday April 5th 1824.
C&D N46W 166. A pleasant breeze & fine weather. Employed working up Junk. At 5.30am the Island of Ascension bearing WbN½N. distance about 10 leagues. At noon the Island S¼W. distance 11 leagues. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 4. Lat 7.21S Long 14.25W.

Tuesday April 6th 1824.
C&D N38W 145. Ditto wind & weather. Employed as yesterday. Sailmaker as before. Pumped ditto Sick 4. Lat 5.37S Long 15.51W.

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Wednesday 7th April 1824.
C&D N38W 134. A moderate Trade & mostly fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Top Gallant sail. Pumped ditto. Sick 5. Lat 3.55S Long 17.23W.

Thursday 8th April 1824.
C&D N36W 114. Variable winds & unsettled weather with squalls & rain. Watch as requisite. Carried away Fore Top Mast & Top Sail Boom. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Top Gallant sail. Pumped ditto. Sick 5. Lat 2.33S Long 18.30W.

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Towards England

Friday 9th April 1824.
C&D N36W 102. Variable winds & unsettled weather much rain on the first part. Employed at Junk work. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 6. Lat 1.11S Long 19.23W.

Saturday 10th April 1824.
C&D N34W 90. Variable winds & unsettled weather. At 4.30pm boarded the Orpheus from London 18 February with Troops for the Isle of France [Mauritius]. Shifted Jib with the 3rd. Washed between decks. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 6. Lat 00.17S Long 20.23W.

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Warren Hastings from St Helena

Sunday 11th April 1824.
C&D N28W 68. Light variable winds with squalls & rain in the first part. AM Performed Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1020. Water on board 13582 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick 5. Lat 00.44N Long 21.18W.

Monday 12th April 1824.
C&D N28W 81. Variable winds mostly from NE to SE with rain in the first & latter parts. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Top Gallant sail. Carpenter repairing the small Cutter. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 6. Lat 1.52N Long 22.15W.

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Towards England

Tuesday 13th April 1824.
C&D N29W 79. Variable winds & unsettled weather, hard rain in the latter part. Watch as requisite. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 7. Lat 3.11N Long 22.54W

Wednesday 14th April 1824.
C&D NNW 39. Light variable winds & unsettled weather in the first part, latter fair. Sailmaker repairing the best Main Top Gallant sail & Fore Top sail. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 7. Lat 3.47N Long 23.3W.

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Thursday April 15th 1824.
C&D WNW 30. Light airs & calms for the most part fine weather. Employed working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the best Fore Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 4 inches. Sick 7. Lat 4.39N Long 23.14W.

Friday 16th April 1824.
C&D W½N 57. Variable winds at northward & cloudy weather. Employed at Junk work. Sailmaker repairing the old Jibs. Pumped twice at 3½ inches. Sick 8. Lat 4.45N Long 24.9W.

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Towards England

Saturday 17th April 1824.
C&D N59W 58. Light winds from the northward & fine weather. Shifted the Jib with the old one. Washed the Gun Deck. Bent the Royal Top Gallant Stay sails. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 6. Lat 5.5N Long 24.51W.

Sunday 18th April 1824.
C&D N49W 105. Moderate breezes from the NE & cloudy weather. PM Confined Edward Cole, Quarter Master in Irons for improper language & neglect of duty while at the Conn. AM Performed Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 972 gallons. Water on board 12620 gallons. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 6. Lat 6.16N Long 26.20W.

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Monday 19th April 1824.
C&D N54W 135. Steady breeze & cloudy weather. Employed working up Junk. At 3am departed this life Joseph Burne, Seaman. At noon committed the body of the deceased to the Deep with the usual ceremony. Held a Court of Enquiry on the prisoner Edward Cole, the charges being proved against him disrated him from being Quarter Master. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat 7.45N Long 28.25W.

Tuesday 20th April 1824.
C&D N49W 148. Brisk Trade & cloudy weather. Employed at Junk work. Sailmaker repairing the best Main Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 5 inches. Sick 9. Lat 9.27N Long 29.59W.

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Towards England

Wednesday 21st April 1824.
C&D N48W 140. A brisk Trade for the most part & cloudy weather. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 9. Lat 11.2N Long 31.49W.

Thursday 22nd April 1824.
C&D N48W 129. Moderate Trade & fine weather. Employed working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the best Main Top sail. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 11. Lat 12.30N Long 33.24W.

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Friday 23rd April 1824.
C&D N35W 143. A brisk Trade throughout & fine pleasant weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the old Top Gallant sails. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 11. Lat 14.34N long 34.52W.

Saturday 24th April 1824.
C&D N37W 147. Ditto wind & weather. Employed as yesterday. Washed between decks. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 11. Lat 14.36N Long 36.21W.

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Towards England

Sunday 25th April 1824.
C&D NW 156. Increasing to strong Trade with squalls. Split the Jib. The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1124. Water on board 11496 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 2½ inches. Sick 12. Lat 18.31N Long 38.26W.

Monday 26th April 1824.
C&D N38W 141. First & middle parts a strong Trade with hard gusts & heavy head swell. Latter more moderate. At 9pm shifted the Main sail with the 2nd best. AM Shifted the Fore sail with the best. Employed repairing the old Fore sail. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 14. Lat 20.24N Long 40.3W.

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Tuesday 27th April 1824.
C&D NW 136. Fresh Trade throughout with hard puffs, fine weather. AM Shifted Fore & Main Top sails & Top Gallant sails with the 2nd best. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick List 13. Lat 21.58N Long 41.51.

Wednesday 28th April 1824.
C&D NWbN 151. A fresh Trade with squalls in the middle part, latter fair. PM Shifted the Jib with the 2nd best. Driver with the best. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore sail. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 12. Lat 24.14N Long 43.34W.

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Thursday 29th April 1824.
C&D N45W 146. Fresh Trade throughout fine weather. Employed working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the old Driver. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 9. Lat 26.2N Long 45.35W.

Friday 30th April 1824.
C&D N28W 141. Fresh breeze with squalls & rain in the latter part. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship ditto. Sick 8. Lat 28.17N Long 46.49W.

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Saturday 1st May 1824.
C&D N5W 139. Moderate breeze & fair weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the old Jib. Shifted the Fore sail with the old one. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick 8. Lat 30.51N Long 47.15W.

Sunday 2nd May 1824.
C&D N20E 103. Moderate breeze decreasing in the latter part, fair weather. AM Read Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. This weeks expenditure 1108. Water on board 10388 gallons. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3inches. Sick List 8. Lat 32.42N Long 46.31W.

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Towards England

Monday 3rd May 1824.
C&D NEbN 38. Light variable airs i8n the first & middle parts, latter an increasing breeze at NW & fine weather. Employed at Junk work. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 8. Lat 33.13N Long 46.5W.

Tuesday 4th May 1724.
C&D N34E 132. Variable winds from NW to NE & squally weather with rain in the middle part. Employed filling salt water to trim Ship & setting the Storm Stay sails. At 6am sent a boat on board H.M.Ship Blossom from Valparaiso 20th January & Rio Janeiro March 29th. Lat 34.19N Long 44.58W.

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Wednesday 5th May 1824.
C&D E1S 40. Fresh breezes from the NE, moderate in the latter part, fine weather. AM employed as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the best Fore sail. Pumped twice at 3 inches. Sick 7. At daylight the Blossom NE Courses down. Lat 34.23N Long 33.5W.

Thursday 6th May 1824.
C&D N6W 28. Light variable winds & fine pleasant weather. Employed hoisting water out of the Lazeretto. Sailmaker repairing the best mizzen Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 5. At noon the Blossom half Courses down NNE. Lat 34.50N Long 44.15W.

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Towards England

Friday 7th May 1824.
C&D N46E 114. Moderate breeze throughout. First part fair, latter cloudy with some rain. Stayed the Top Masts & set rigging up. Caulker overhauling top sides. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick --. Lat 35.59N Long 42.34W.

Saturday 8th May 1824.
C&D E19N 155. Fresh breezes throughout with squalls & rain in the first part, latter a large swell from the northward ; fine weather. Washed the Gun Deck. Painting inside. Pumped Ship twice at 3½ inches. Sick 6. Lat 37.2N Long 39.17W.

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Sunday 9th May 1824.
C&D E16N 80. First & middle parts light variable winds from WSW fine weather. A large swell from the northward which makes the Ship very uneasy & prevented the performance of Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1071. Water on board 9316 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 5 inches. Sick List 5. Lat 37.28N Long 37.52W.

Monday 10th May 1824.
C&D N51E 183. Fresh breeze throughout, middle & latter thick hazy weather with rain. Watch as requisite. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 4. At noon a Stranger NW standing to the westward. Lat 39.17N Long 34.54W.

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Towards England

Tuesday May 11th 1824.
C&D N56E 170. Steady breeze from the westward & cloudy weather. Pumped Ship twice at 2½ inches. Sick 3. Shifted Fore sail & fore Top Mast Stay sail with the best. Lat 40.54N Long 31.57W.

Wednesday May 12th 1824.
C&D N60E 152. A steady breeze & hazy weather. At 5pm found the Main Top Mast Tressel Trees were sprung. Down yards & Top Gallant Masts & struck the Top masts. Carpenter making new Tressel [Trestle] Trees. At 11am got the Cross Trees overhead. Employed getting the Top Mast up. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 5. Lat 42.15N Long 28.40W.

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Thursday 13th May 1824.
C&D E27N 111. First & middle parts a light breeze at NW. Latter variable. At 1pm Fidded the Main Top Mast, At 5 set the Top sail Royal & Top Gallant sail at 7. Employed under the Boatswain. At 7 a Stranger NE. Top sails down. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 10. Lat 43.7N long 26.37W.

Friday 14th May 1824.
C&D E26N 70. Light variable winds throughout, hazy weather in the middle part a large confused swell. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore sail. At daylight 2 Strangers in sight NbE & SW. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 10. Lat 43.27N Long 25.28W.

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Towards England

Saturday 15th May 1824.
C&D E28N 129. First part light winds increasing in the middle, latter squally. Cloudy weather. Shifted the Top sails with the best. Pumped twice at 3½ inches. Sick List 7. AM departed this life William Baker, Ordinary Seaman. A Schooner passed us at noon. Lat 44.23N Long 23.2W.

Sunday 16th May 1824.
C&D SE 89. A fresh gale throughout with a high swell. First part hard squalls with rain, latter more moderate & fair. Bent the Storm Stay sails. PM Committed the body of the deceased to the Deep with usual ceremony. The duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. Confined William Davis, Seaman in Irons for disobedience of orders & neglect of duty. This weeks expenditure 1072. Water on board 8244 gallons. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 7. Lat 43.23N Long 21.32W.

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Monday 17th May 1824.
C&D SE 58. Fresh breezes from the eastward with hard squalls. Cloudy weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore sail. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 5. Lat 42.46N Long 20.31W.

Tuesday 18th May 1824.
C&D NNW½W 84. Strong breeze from the eastwards with hard squalls unsettled cloudy weather. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick List 5. Lat 43.49N Long 21.21W.

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Towards England

Wednesday 19th May 1824.
C&D N15W 53. Fresh breeze throughout from the eastwards with cloudy weather. Employed as for days past. Pumped twice at 3 inches. Sick List 5. A Stranger SSW, a Brig. Lat 44.47N Long 21.33W

Thursday 20th May 1824.
C&D S59E 52. A moderate breeze from the Eastward & cloudy weather. Employed as yesterday. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Main Top sail. Three Strangers in sight. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 7. Lat 44.20N Long 20.35W.

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Friday 21st May 1824.
C&D S58E 57. Easterly winds throughout with hard squalls & rain at times. AM Set up the Main Top Mast rigging. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 6. Three Strangers in sight. Lat 43.38N Long 19.22W.

Saturday 22nd May 1824.
C&D S72E 48. Fresh breeze from the eastward in the first & middle parts, latter more moderate, A swell from the NE. Cleaned between decks. Sailmaker repairing the old Mizzen Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Lat 43.14N Long 18.21W.

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Towards England

Sunday 23rd May 1824.
C&D N66E 63. Variable winds from the eastward throughout, fine weather in the latter part. AM Performed Divine Service & mustered the Ships Company. Released William Davis, Seaman from confinement on promise of future good behaviour. This weeks expenditure 1168. Water on board 7076 gallons. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 4. Lat 43.39N Long 16.59W.

Monday 24th May 1824.
C&D N25W 26. Light variable winds & fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Mizzen Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches, Sick List 4. Lat 43.56N Long 17.19W.

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Tuesday 25th May 1824.
C&D N12E 68. Variable winds NE to SE & mostly fair weather. AM Washed between decks. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Fore Top sail. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 4. Shifted Main Top Gallant sail with the best. Lat 44.49N Long 17.4W.

Wednesday 26th May 1824.
C&D N7W 120. Increasing to a fresh breeze & cloudy weather. At 5.30pm sent a boat on board the Princess Charlotte of Brixham. Employed as yesterday. Pumped Ship as before. Sick List 6. Lat 46.48N Long 17.31W.

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Towards England

Thursday 27th May 1824.
C&D N18e 133. Fresh breeze from ESE & fine weather. Employed as before. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Main Top Gallant sail. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 6. Lat 49.10N Long 16.41W.

Friday 28th May 1824.
C&D N51E 47. Fresh breeze from the ESE & hazy weather. Employed getting water out of the Lazeretto. Sailmaker as yesterday. Pumped ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 4. Several Strangers beating to windward in company. Lat 49.40N Long 15.49W.

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Saturday 29th May 1824.
C&D NbE 40. Fresh breezes in the first part. Middle & latter light & variable with rain & thick weather. Watch as requisite. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 7. 3 Strangers in sight. Lat 49.20N Long 16.10W.

Sunday 30th May 1824.
C&D EbS93. First part light variable. Latter an increasing breeze from the NW. Cloudy weather. AM Performed Divine Service. This weeks expenditure 1036 Water on board 6093 gallons. Pumped 3 times at 4 inches. Several Strangers in company. Lat 49.18N Long 13.56W.

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Towards England

Monday 31st May 1824. C&D fresh breeze from NNW decreasing latterly, first part cloudy, latter fair weather. Reeving Harbour Gun. Bent the Bower Cables. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 9. Several Strangers in sight. Sounded ground 92 fathoms – fine sand. Lat 49.18N Long 9.51W.

Tuesday 1st June 1824.
C&D N75E 97. Light winds variable first part fair. Middle & latter foggy. Clapped a half Cable Service on the best Bower. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 6. Lat 49.31N Long 7.37W.

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Warren Hastings English Channel

Wednesday 2nd June 1824.
C&D ----. First & middle parts moderate breeze from the NW with thick foggy weather. Latter light from the NE & fair. AM bent the Sheet Cable & unstowed the anchors. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick List 5. At 6am took Mr Drayton, Pilot on board. The Vansittart astern about 3 miles. Lat (obs.) 49.15N Long 4.29W.

Thursday 3rd May 1824.
C&D ---- Variable winds & unsettled weather. Employed as necessary. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick List 5. Ground 31 fathoms & stones like beans. Lat ---- Long 2.44W.

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Warren Hastings English Channel

Friday 4th June 1824.
C&D ---- Light winds very variable throughout & hazy weather. At 1.30pm saw the Bill of Portland bearing ENE distance 12 miles. At 8pm Bill of Portland S54N and Portland Lights NW6N. Ground 28 fathoms large stones. At 8am St Albans Head N½E. Durlstone Head NE¾N. Noon St Albans Head N10W. Peverel Point N21E. Handfast Point N32E. Needles Cliffs E20N. distance off shore 8 or 9 miles. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick 6. Mr Liddell went on shore with the Dispatches. Lat (obs.) 50.30N. Long ----.

Saturday 5th June 1824.
C&D ---- Light winds in the first part. Middle & latter fresh from ENE. Hazy weather. At 4pm The Needles Point N28E. At 8.30am Dunnose N40E. Culver Cliff N47E. At noon Dunnose N9E & Culver Cliffs N30E, distance 9 miles. Shifted Fore Top Gallant sail with the best. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 6. PM Held a Court of Inquiry on Samuel Rowe, Seaman for disobedience of orders & gross abuse to Stephen Roberts, Boatswain’s Mate. Punished him with 2 dozen lashes. The Charges being fully proved against him. Lat (obs.) 50.31N Long ----.

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Sunday June 6th 1824.
C&D ---- First part strong breezes from the eastward, middle & latter more moderate. At 4pm Bembridge Point N41W. Culver Cliff N60W. St Catherine’s Point W4N. At 6pm The Owers Light Vessel N36E. 3 to 4 miles. At 8 Hazy. Land not seen. 4am The Owers Light west in 20 fathoms. 8am Beachy Head EbN½N. Pumped Ship twice at 3 inches. Sick List 6. Lat (obs.) 50.18N. Long ----

Monday June 7th 1824.
C&D ---- fresh breeze from the eastward first & latter parts hazy weather. Middle thick fog. Kept the Bell going all night. At 6pm Beachy Head East. Westermost Cliff N19E. At 8pm Beachy Head N38E. At 10am The fog clearing up saw the High Land of Farleigh bearing N½E. At noon Dungeness Light House NE¾N. Hastings N11W. Beachy Head N75W. Pumped Ship 3 times at 3 inches. Sick 3. Lat & Long ----.

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Tuesday June 8th 1824.
C&D ----. Easterly winds throughout with fine weather in the first part, middle & latter thick fog. Lat & Long ----.

Wednesday 9th June 1824.
Strong ENE winds & thick foggy weather for the most part. At 3pm Mr Thompson, Pilot came on board. The fog clearing up saw Dungeness Light House bearing NEbN. Distance about 6 miles, At 8am weighed & worked to windward. At noon anchored in Dover Roads in 16½ fathoms. . The Castle N¾W. South Foreland Upper Light House NEbN. Pumped Ship as before. Sick 7. Lat & Long ----.

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Warren Hastings Downs

Thursday 10th June 1824.
C&D ----. Strong breeze ENE thick weather with rain. At 8pm weighed & turned to windward. At midnight anchored with the best Bower in 13 fathoms. South Foreland SW½W. The Hospital NNW. At 8am weighed & turned to windward. At noon rounded the Buoy of the Elbow. At 2pm anchored on Pansand Hole in 7 fathoms. Drew the Charges from the Guns. This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Journal]

Friday 11th June.
Fresh breeze ENE with fine weather. AM At 11 weighed and worked over the flats – best water 4½ fathoms. At noon bore up Out [?] Reefs & made sail. At 1pm Mr Ross (River Pilot) came on board and took charge of the Ship. At 2 anchored abreast Gravesend with the best Bower. Mr Turner (H.C. Inspector) came on board and left Mr Baker (Surveyor). Delivered the Gun Powder. Pumped Ship 3 times at 4 inches. Draft of water fore 21.9, Aft 21.3. Examined William Hamilton (Seaman) and he being sensible of his error & sorry for his conduct; released from confinement.

Saturday 12th June.
Moderate breeze from the northward with fine weather. At 8.30am weighed and as taken in tow by the Steamboats Favourite & Eclipse. At noon arrived at Blackwall & lashed alongside the Hulk. Discharged the Ships Company. Riggers employed unbending sails and stripping Ship. Pumped Ship 3 times at 6 inches. All Officers on board.

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Sunday 13th June 1824.
Southerly winds throughout with fine weather. Employed stripping the Ship & delivering Stores. All Officers on board.

Monday 14th June.
Fresh breeze from the southward with unsettled weather. Visited the Ship. Employed as yesterday. Pumped ship once at 10 inches. Officers 1, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th.

Tuesday 15th.
Variable winds and unsettled weather with rain. Employed as yesterday and washing decks. Draft of water Fore 20 Aft 21. Pumped Ship once at 10 inches.

[Wednesday] June 16th [in different hand].
Moderate southerly winds with fine weather. At 7am hauled into the Import Dock and commenced discharging the Cargo Officers on board 1st & 3rd. The well 5 inches.

Thursday 17th June 1824.
Moderate winds variable with rain in the night. Employed delivering Teas on Acc’t of the Hon Company. Well 6 inches. Officers as yesterday.

Friday 18th June.
Variable winds throughout with rain in the first part. Employed delivering Teas on Acc’t of the Hon Company and Private Trade. Well 5½ inches. Officers as yesterday.

Saturday 19th June.
Variable winds and unsettled weather with rain. Employed delivering Teas on Acc’t of the Hon Company . Officers as yesterday. Draft of water Aft 19.3 Fore 19.4. Pumped Ship at 9½ inches.

Sunday 20th June.
Docks shut.

Monday 21st June.
Variable winds throughout & fine weather, Employed delivering Teas & Private Trade. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Well 6 inches.

Tuesday 22nd June.
Winds as yesterday with cloudy weather. Employed delivering Teas & Private Trade. Officers as yesterday. Draft of water Fore 18.8 Aft 18.6. Pumped Ship 9½ inches.

Wednesday 23rd June.
Variable winds throughout with constant rain. Employed as yesterday. Officers on board 2nd, 4th & 5th.

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Warren Hastings at Blackwall Import Dock

Received by H.C. 14th July 1824.

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Thursday 24th June 1824.
Northerly winds throughout with rain at times. Employed delivering H.C. Teas & Raw Silk and some Private Trade. Officers on board 2n, 3rd & 5th.

Friday 25th June.
Westerly winds with thick cloudy weather and rain at times. Employed delivering H.C . Teas. Officers as yesterday. Well 6 inches.

Saturday 26th June.
Ditto winds with fine weather throughout. Employed as yesterday. Officers as before. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Draft of water Fore 17.2 Aft 18.2.

Sunday 27th June.
Dock shut.

Monday 28th June.
WSW wind with fine weather. Employed delivering H.C. Teas. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 6th.

Tuesday 29th June.
Variable winds throughout with pleasant weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers on board as before.

Wednesday 30th June.
Westerly winds with fine weather. Employed delivering H.C. Teas and Private Trade. Officers as yesterday. Well 4½ inches.

Thursday July 1st 1824.
WSW winds throughout with pleasant weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th.

Friday 2nd July.
Westerly winds throughout with drizzling rain. Employed delivering H.C. Teas. Officers as yesterday.

Saturday 3rd July.
WSW winds throughout with fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers as before. Well 1½ inches. Draft of water Fore 17.3 Aft 15.1.

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Sunday 4th July 1824.
Docks shut.

Monday 5th July.
Light winds SSW & cloudy weather. Employed delivering Teas on Acc’t of the Hon Company. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th. Pumped Ship at 8 inches.

Tuesday 6th July.
Variable light winds with rain in the middle part. Employed delivering Teas on Acc’t of the Hon Company & Private Trade, Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th. Pumped Ship at 8 inches. Draft of water Fore 15.6 Aft 16.8.

Wednesday 7th July.
Light winds from the southward and cloudy. Employed delivering Teas on Acc’t of the Hon Company. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th. Pumped Ship 7 inches.

Thursday 8th July.
Westerly winds throughout with cloudy weather. Employed delivering the last of the H.C. Teas and Private Trade. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 5th.

Friday 9th July.
Winds as yesterday with fine weather. Employed delivering the Stores. Officers as yesterday. Draft of water Fore 15.2 Aft 15.9. At 11.50am cast off from the Import Dock and 1.30pm made fast alongside the Atlas in the Export Dock.

Saturday 10th July 1824.
Light winds and sultry weather. Employed delivering ballast & sundries Stores. Officers 1st, 3rd & 5th.

Sunday 11th June.
Docks shut.

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Monday 12th July 1824.
Moderate breeze from the westward with hot weather, Employed delivering shingle ballast. Got the Top Masts & Jib booms over the side. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th.

Tuesday 13th July 1824.
Light winds from the westward with fine weather. AM delivered the last of the shingle ballast and cleared the limbers. PM the Officers of Customs and Excise came on board and cleared the Ship. Draft of water Fore 15 Aft 14. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 5th.

This is the continuation of my original Journal.

R,Rawes, Commander [signed]
Witness: G. Bryant [signed]

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END OF JOURNAL AND LOG


The Ledger & Pay Book for this voyage has not been transcribed.


APPENDIX 1

Notes and Glossary

  1. Called to Quarters - in this context means called to action stations.
  2. Country Ships - Honourable East India Company's ships that plied between ports in the Eastern seas.
  3. ODNB - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  4. Editor's notes in square brackets.
  5. Extra ships - ships built in India and hired by the HEICS for a particular voyage. These were often made from better materials than those made in Britain and were considered to be longer lasting (The East Indiamen by Russell Miller).
  6. Hull Down - so far away the hull is out of sight below the horizon.
  7. Letters of Marque - A Government licence given to the owners of private ships during the time of war, commissioning them to attack and seize the ships or property of the enemy.
  8. NI = Native Infantry.
  9. The Ship's Log contains the Sea Log where entries are from noon the day before to noon on the date of entry. The Harbour Journal contains the normal 24 hours from midnight. It also seems that hour by hour events are put on the left side of the Journal form as they happen and then the Captain sits down after midday to write up the highlights of the previous 24 hours on the right side.


APPENDIX 2

Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms
Abbreviations in the log have been expanded where possible.

Please see the Wikipedia Glossary of nautical terms for additional information.

Cable's length (distance): tenth of a nautical mile (approx 101 fathoms).
1 Fathom: 6 Feet (1.8 metres).
1 league: 3 statute miles (4.828032 km) on land or 3 Nautical miles = 3.45 land miles, (5.556 km at sea). On land it was the distance one could walk in about an hour.
Nautical miles: 1.151 miles approx. The nautical mile is based on the circumference of the Earth and is equal to one minute of latitude.


Arrack: distilled alcoholic drink made from the sap of coconut flowers.
Bales: of cloth.
Bankshall: is a warehouse in the East Indies.
Bar: of sand etc., across river mouth.
Bateing: Lowering, letting down, depressing.
Beating: sailing as close as possible towards the wind (perhaps only about 60°) in a zig-zag course to attain an upwind direction to which it is impossible to sail directly; also known as tacking.
Bend, bent: to tie or attach.
Billet wood: wood for living quarters.
Bobstay: a stay which holds the bowsprit downwards, counteracting the effect of the forestay. Usually made of wire or chain to eliminate stretch.
Bowsprit Shrouds: ropes extending from the head of the Bowsprit to the bow & sides of the vessel.
Bumkin: sometimes Bumpkin - an iron bar or spar projecting from the ship’s side.
Butter nut: probably butternut squash for drinking.
C&D: course & distance.
Can/Cann: Indian hemp.
Careened: cleaning the underside of the ship of barnacles etc.
Carronade: a short smoothbore, cast iron cannon, which was used by the Royal Navy and first produced by the Carron Company in the 1770s.
Catharpining: short ropes or iron clamps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts.
Cathead:  To prepare an anchor, after raising it by lifting it with a tackle to the cat head, prior to securing it alongside for sea. An anchor raised to the cat head is said to be catted.
Caulk: sealing crevices in deck etc.
Caulker: a filler and sealer.
Chaldron: bushels = 8 gallons.
Chist: a bag or chest containing items belonging to a sailer.
Chops: [of tea] sealed boxes.
Chow chow chop: last boat with small & personal items.
Cleat (Clete): a T shaped piece of metal or wood to which ropes are attached..
Cockets: Seals belonging to the King’s Custom House or a sealed document with certificates showing that duty had been paid on the merchandise.
Coiar [coir]: A rope made from the fibre of the Coconut in Malaysia.
Congo: "chops of congo tea" were loaded onto East Indiamen at Whampoa, China for export to England.
Conn: Position for directing a ships steerage, helm etc. (Hence modern: Conning-tower on a submarine).
Cordage: rope.
Courses down: all sails attached to lowest yards.
Crossjack: a square yard used to spread the foot of a topsail where no course is set, e.g. on the foremast of a topsail or above the driver on the mizzen mast of a ship rigged vessel.
Cuddy: a small cabin in a boat.
Cutter: small boat fitted for rowing or sailing.
D'ft: draft, depth of boat or ship.
Dawk boat: An old postal system used in Pakistan.
Dials: sense not known.
Disrate: to reduce in rank or rating; demote.
Divisions: Parade of Ships Crew.
Dolphin striker: a short near vertical spar under the bowsprit.
Dunnage: packing to protect cargo.
F'ms: fathoms.
False Fire: Used for signalling at sea at night. A composition which burned with a blue flame was packed into a wooden tube and when ignited would burn for several minutes.
Fidded: small wooden bar attached to a small mast in the upper rigging.
Fish pieces: to repair a mast or spar with a fillet of wood.
Flints: hard stone.
Fluted the fore rigging: Meaning not sure, perhaps a form of tying and folding the rigging.
F'ded: folded.
F'wd: forward, front of ship.
Frapping: to frap, the use of rope to bind.
Gaff: repair a mast or spar with a fillet of wood.
Gall't: gallant, a top sail.
Gammoned: the lashing of ropes.
Gang cask: a gang is a narrow platform on a deep-waisted ship leading from the quarter-deck to the forecastle. Presumably these casks were set on this gang.
Giggar: see Jigger.
Grapnals: A small anchor with several flukes.
Gunwale: Gun Whale - upper edge of side of ship.
Gig: Captain's gig: A light narrow ship’s boat generally rowed, at the disposal of the ship's captain for his use in transportation to other ships or to the shore.
Gunter: The gunter is defined as a wire that leads from one point near the end of a gaff to a point near the other end. A vessel with a gunter rigged mainsail is called a gunter rig.
Halse/Hawse: the shaft or hole in the side of a vessel's bow through which the anchor chain passes.
H C'ys: Honourable Company.
Hoppo: Chinese Customhouse Officers - overseers.
Hoy: a type of wherry, barge, bark, lighter, under the general description of river craft, used for transporting cargo to and from ship etc.
Hull down: ship almost beyond the horizon, only showing the sails.
Inclinable: favourable.
Jiggermast & sails: a jiggermast is a fourth mast set at the stern of the ship and carrying triangular sails.
Jolly boat: a type of small ship's boat used to ferry personnel & small items to & from the ship.
Junk: old ropes, cables, oakum etc.
Jury: a temporary sail or mast, often used in an emergency.
Kedge: anchor used for warping.
Kentledge: pig-iron etc. used for ballast - "so as to avoid tilts and shifts".
Launch: shallow draft boat.
Lazeretto: a small stowage locker at the aft end of a boat, sometimes used as a quarantine.
Leadsman: A sailor who takes soundings with a lead.
Letters of Marque: A Government licence given to the owners of private ships during the time of war, commissioning them to attack and seize the ships or property of the enemy.
Lights: lightning.
Lighters: Flat bottomed boats used for transporting cargo to a wharf, see under 'Hoy'.
Limber: detachable gun carriage.
Lumber: labourer for unloading cargo.
Martingale: lower stay of rope used to sustain strain of the forestays.
Mats, Matts: a thick web of rope yarn used to protect the standing rigging from the friction of other ropes.
Mechanics: Tradesmen .
Messenger: An endless rope or chain passing from the capstan to the cable to haul it in.
Miz: mizzen; the third and smallest mast.
Mizzling: thick mist or fine rain.
Muller: used for grinding paint colours.
Mungeet: The Bengal Madder or Munjeet, a plant whose roots are used for dying.
Nipper: short rope used to bind a cable to the moving line propelled by the capstan.
Oakum: used for sealing crevices in deck etc.
Offing: a position at a distance from shore.
Owers Light: off Selsley Bill.
Paddy: Rice with the husk or in the Straw.
Paying: filling a seam with caulking or pitch.
Pendante: A length of wire or rope secured at one end to a mast or spar and having a block or other fitting at the lower end.
People: Captain Rawes describes his crew as 'people'.
Puddening: Fibres of old rope packed between spars, or used as fender.
Quoins: Tapered blocks, probably used to prevent guns and barrels from moving.
Rattan: Tough stems of palms used for wickerwork, canes, sticks etc.
Rattling: working on rigging etc.
Roads: The term Roads (short for roadstead) indicates the safety of a port; as applied to a body of water, it is a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor".
Reg'g: replacing.
Reeving: threading a line through blocks (& tackle).
Rep'r: repairing.
Requisite: required by circumstances.
Rouse: haul by force.
Rowed/row/road guard: communicating by flag.
Salt petre, beating of: meaning not known.
Scuttle: a small opening, or lid thereof, in a ship's deck or hull.
Serang: a native captain of a crew of sailors in the East Indies.
Shift: change or alter.
Shockbury: Shoeburyness.
S'l/Sig'l: signal.
Sinnet & Spun yarn: to do with rope making.
Skysails: A sail set very high, above the royals. Only carried by a few ships.
Spanker: A full-rigged ship has a spanker sail aft but not a spanker-mast.
Spoke: an action - not sure of context in this case.
Spring, sprung: split or cracked.
Spritsail: is a four sided sail usually laced on to the mast along its luff. It can range from almost square to having a pronounced peak. It may or may not have a boom, but it will always have a sprit. A sprit is a spar which supports the peak of the sail.
Standing: the fixed part of rigging that support the masts.
Stayed: secure with stays.
Steerage: Section of a ship for inexpensive accommodation with no individual cabins.
Stilt: Not known in this sense.
Stream 'anchor': A light anchor for use with a bower in narrow waterways.
Studding Gear / Sails: Long and narrow sails, used only in fine weather, on the outside of the large square sails.
Sun: Sunn-hemp – Indian Hemp.
Sway: to move or hoist.
Swayed: moved.
Swifters: a pair of shrouds fixed above the other shrouds for swifting or stiffening a mast.
Syrang: An official in India, someone in charge of a harbour craft.
Tierces: casks or crates.
Tindal: a petty officer among lascars, or native East Indian sailors; a boatswain's mate; .
Trimming: preparation for sailing.
Trestle-tree: two pieces of timber, horizontally fore & aft on opposite sides of the mast-head to support the cross-trees & mast above.
Trussel: a furled sail.
Turned: the action, in this case, of punishment such as being tied to the mast.
Twanky Tea: an inferior grade of green tea.
Trow: a small river sailing craft, much used on the river Severn.
Twined: the act of tying a man of object to the mast.
Unbent: detached.
V'ble: variable.
Warping: moving ship from one place to another.
Waist: the central deck of a ship between the forecastle and the quarterdeck.
Waist anchors: spare anchors for use in emergency.
W'r: weather.
Weigh: raise anchor before sailing.
Whiskers: spreaders from the bows to spread the bowsprit.
Wore ship: is a past tense form of "wear ship": to turn away from the wind.
Yawl: A rowboat on davits at the stern of the ship.


APPENDIX 3

Bibliography:

  • Barnettmaritime Internet Site on the explanation and history of the HEICS www.barnettmaritime.co.uk.
  • Contemporary Newspaper and Journals.
  • Miller, Russell: "The East Indiamen" publ. Time-Life Books 1980.
  • Cotton, E: "East Indiamen - The East India Company's Maritime Service" London 1949.
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APPENDIX 4

Captain Rawes

Richard Rawes, was born 2nd July, probably at the Rawes Academy, and baptised Bromley, Kent 28th July 1787. He was the second son of Richard and Mary Rawes of Bromley. His father ran the Rawes Academy in Bromley High Street, and it was almost certainly here that Richard was educated. He served in the HEICS from 1801 to 1831. His last voyage was in 1825/6. He is recorded as working at India House from 1829 till 1831 as Deputy Attendant in the Department of Clerk to the Committee of Shipping & paymaster of Seaman’s wages. At India House his superior was Captain John Valentine Baker, himself an experienced HEICS Officer, born in Bristol in 1774, his one recorded Command was on the Fame (3) in 1801 & 1803.

There is a reference to Captain Rawes in Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813 by Northcote & Parkinson, publ. Cambridge UP 1937, that gives an interesting, although not very attractive, aspect to the character of Richard Rawes:-

In most Indiamen a flogging was a rare event, inflicted for mutinous behaviour or attempted desertion. A dozen lashes at the gangway might be the maximum punishment with men like Captain Larkins or Captain Grant in command. A certain Captain Rawes, however was said to give two dozen as a minimum.
It has been noted during the transcription of these journals that heavy punishment for theft, insolence, drunkenness, disobeying orders etc., was by no means a rare event. Owing to the characters on board, the confined living conditions and the lengthy journeys, strict discipline had to be kept at all times. Whether this supports Captain Rawes is for the reader to judge.

Richard married at St. Michael & All Angels, Houghton-le-Spring 11 October 1813, Harriet, the daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth Cantwell. They subsequently had two children, Richard Joseph, baptised Bromley 5th April 1815, and Harriet Mary, baptised Bromley 1st June 1825. Both of their children died within a few months of their births. His wife died in 1828 aged 38. There is a touching letter to his cousin the Rev. John Hodgson, dated 2nd July 1829, which gives an indication of his grief over the loss of his wife. He died in 1831, being buried in Bromley churchyard 27th October 1831, aged 44. Wall memorials to him and his family were in Bromley church but the church was destroyed in WW2.

Richard became a midshipman in 1801 when he sailed on the HSC Northampton under Captain Robert Barker to Bombay and Bengal. The Northampton's principal owners were Moses Agar, John Crosthwaite and George Palmer. His voyages are recorded by Farrington:- Rawes, Richard (1784)sic., b 2 Jul & bap 28 Jul 1784sic, Bromley, Kent, so of Richard & Mary, midshipman NORTHAMPTON (2) 1801 to Bengal; 4th mate NORTHAMPTON (2) 1802/3 to Bengal; 3rd mate NORTHAMPTON (2) 1804/5 to Bengal; 2nd mate NORTHAMPTON (2) 1806/7 to Bengal; 1st mate LORD KEITH 1809/10 to Bengal; Capt. JULIANA 1811/2 to Batavia; Capt. WARREN HASTINGS (5) 1814/5, 1818/9, 1822/23 & 1824/5 to China.

There is a record of a ship called Northampton (3 under Farrington), that sailed to Australia in 1816 with 110 female convicts on board. See Wikipedia. Wikipedia however assumes, probably rightly, that Northampton 2 & 3 are one and the same ship.

Plants from China
Although Captain Rawes' main cargo would have been tea, he was also involved in bringing new varieties of plants back to England, notably Camellias, for his sister Elizabeth Palmer and brother-in-law Thomas Carey Palmer. The Palmers were plant collectors and lived at The Oakery, a large house near Bromley, Kent and within a short distance from the Rawes Academy, the home of Richard’s father and brother. In 1820 Captain Rawes was responsible for introducing the 'Camellia Reticulata' from Canton into England. The plant was subsequently named ‘Captain Rawes’ in his honour. He is also accredited to bringing in the plant 'primula Sinensis'.


Camellia Reticulata 'Captain Rawes'


Primula Sinensis


APPENDIX 5

Purser Rawes

It is to be noted that the Richard Rawes, Ships’ Purser was Captain Rawes’ friend, cousin and namesake. He was born 11th Sep 1785 and baptised at Shap, Westmorland 13 Sep. He served as Purser on the Juliana in 1811/2 to Batavia; on the Wexford 1813/4 & 1815/6; on the Warren Hastings 1818/9 to China; on the Vansittart 1820/1 & 1822/3 1824/5, 1826/7 to China. He lived at Newington, Surrey in 1819 and Stratford Grove, Essex in 1840. He died 15th Feb 1848 aged 60. Richard firstly married at Poultney with St Mary, Colechurch, Surrey 10th Mar 1814 to Mary Ann Poynter and had William Wilson in 1816 and Mary Ann in 1819. He secondly married circa 1828 Ann Bailey, a widow and had Ann in 1828 and Richard Edward in 1831/2. A memorial to this Richard was once to be found in the Parish church at Kendal.

Mary Ann Rawes married in Lambeth 9th September 1856 to George Goldsmith, Supar Intendant of Chatham Dockyard. He was the son of John Goldsmith, Purser in the HEICS and later made an Admiral. William Wilson Rawes served in the Indian Army and became Deputy Inspector General for Hospitals in the Madras Establishment.

The Morning Post (London, England), Saturday, May 13, 1826; Issue 17285. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II. Purser Richard Rawes, arriving on the ship Vansittart.

Richard Rawes inherited Captain Rawes' portrait, a copy of which is to be seen above. The portrait is described as 'Cousin Richard Rawes', although the descendants of Richard Edward Rawes had incorrectly believed that they were descended from Captain Richard Rawes as opposed to Purser Richard Rawes.


APPENDIX 6

Rawes Pedigree

                            William = Isabel
                              Rawes | Wilson
                     Farmer in Shap,|
                        Westmorland |
              -----------------------------------------
              |                                       |
           Richard                             William Wilson
         (Rawes Academy)                       Farmer in Shap
         in Bromley, Kent                      = Esther Hudson 
         = Mary Thompson                       |
         |                                     |
   -----------------------        -----------------------
   |         |           |        |          |          |
Elizabeth  Robert     Richard   Robert    William    Richard = Mary Ann  
= Thomas   Booth      Captain   (Slate    (Officer   Ships   | Poynter
  Carey    (Rawes     HEICS     Quarrier  of Excise) Purser  |
  Palmer   Academy)   1787-1831                      HEICS   |
                                                   1785-1848 |
                                                             |
                                        -------------------------
                                        |                       |
                                     Mary Ann                William
                                     = Admiral George        Wilson
                                       Goldsmith RN          1816-1887
                                       son of John Goldsmith Deputy Insp.
                                       HEICS ship's Purser   General of
                                                             Hospitals
                                                             HEICS Madras
                                                             Establishment

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