THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Northampton on her voyage to Madras and Bengal 1807-1809. Commanded by Captain Thomas Sanders with Richard Rawes as 2nd Mate.


EXTRACTS

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

NORTHAMPTON

(EAST INDIA DOCKS, BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by the Commander, Captain Thomas Sanders,

Voyage to Madras and Bengal,

4 July 1807 - 2 February 1809

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 198E.)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
June 2015


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.


Northampton

There is a description of the Northampton on Wikipedia. Farrington describes the ship as follows: Northampton, second of that name, an 'Extra ship' repaired by Mestaer in 1801. Three decks, 4in bottom, length 123ft 6in, keel 99ft 1in, breadth 32ft 1in, hold 12ft 6in, wing transom 20ft 8in, waist 11in, between decks 5ft 6in & 5ft 7½in, ports 10 upper, 542 tons. Her principal Managing Owners being 1-2 Moses Agar, 3-7 John Crosthwaite, 8 George Palmer.

C Northcote Parkinson in his book Trade in the Eastern Seas (page 126), records the launch of the Northampton in 1801.

The Northampton East Indiaman, of 542 tons, was lately
launched at the King and Queen Dock, Rotherhithe. At the top
of the tide she turned off the stocks very finely, the launch being
gradual. At the turn of the tide, yesterday, she was taken into
dock to finish her coppering....Captain Barker, the owner
provided a very elegant dinner at the London Tavern, for three
hundred persons; it was set out in the loft (i.e. workshop) where
180 ladies took their seats: in the evening the tables were removed,
and the scene concluded with a ball.... (1801).

Her first recorded voyage was to Bombay and Bengal in 1801/2, under Captain Robert Barker. There were two subsequent voyages under Captain Barker, 1803/5 & 1805/7. Captain Thomas Sanders commanded her in 1807/9 & 1809/10. Captain Thomas Barker commanded for two voyages in 1810/12 & 1812/13. Her last recorded voyage was in 1817/8 under Captain Charles Tebbut. Wikipedia records: Under the command of John Tween, Northampton sailed from Portsmouth on 1 January 1815, with 110 female convicts, plus passengers and cargo. She arrived at Port Jackson, New South Wales on 18 June. Four female convicts died on the voyage. Northampton left Port Jackson on 8 November bound for China. Northampton was "at China" on 14 January 1816 and arrived at Whampoa on 17 January. She crossed the First Bar on the Pearl River on 2 March. She reached St Helena on 25 June and arrived at the Downs on 4 September. Lloyd's Register continues to list Northampton through 1822 with Palmer & Co. as owners, Tebbutt as master, and her trade London to India.

Farrington extract for this voyage:-

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

          4 1806/7 Madras & Bengal

          L/MAR/B/198E      Journal 4 Jul 1807-2 Feb 1809

          L/MAR/B/198R(1)  Ledger

          L/MAR/B/198R(2)  Pay Book

          Capt Thomas Sanders

          Portsmouth 15 Sep 1807 - 28 Sep Madeira - 17 Feb 1808 Madras

          - 19 Mar Kidderpore - 15 May Culpee - 3 Jan Saugor

          - 28 Sep St Helena - 12 Dec 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 captain described as a Commander. 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).


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

The four images relating to the voyage of the Northampton are taken from newspaper articles:-

  1. Caledonian Mercury, 19 Sep 1807.
  2. Hampshire Telegraph, 7 Sep 1807.
  3. Jackson's Oxford Journal, 17th Dec 1808.
  4. Caledonian Mercury, 24th Dec 1808


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.
Convoy included the Northampton, Sarah Christiana, Ann, Union, Diana, Sir William Pulteney, and the Glory, escorted by HMS Monmouth.
Page 4 HMS El Corso Apparently a sloop. There are several references to El Corso, one being from Google Books from 1799. In the Northampton's log under the crew list is written that on the 24th Dec 1808, 15 of the crew were delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend. They had joined the ship at Calcutta on 1st June 1808.
Page 4 --- Nelson A 'lighter' at Blackwall Docks.
Page 16 HMS Clyde Launched in the King's Dockyard at Chatham in 1796, built of fir. 5th rate, armament 38, 1002 tons. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/01011.html for her history. While at Blackwall, she pressed 13 'lumpers' and one crew from the Northampton's on Thursday 23rd 1807. Broken up in 1814.
Page 16 HCS Glory An Extra ship repaired by Wells 1803, length 117ft, 502 tons. Three voyage to India. Her last voyage in 1807 was under Captain Horatio Beevor. She disappeared in a gale off Mauritius on 28th Oct 1808 in 8o 30'S 80'E and was not heard of again. She pulled up alongside the Northampton and on Saturday 25th July 1807, while at Blackwall, the officers of the Glory were invited on board. See Google Books for a mention of the Glory. Captain Beevor was born at St Saviour, Norfolk on 6 Oct 1773, the son of James and Mary. He left a wife Mary and three children.
Page 19 HCS Sarah Christiana Built by Randall 1798. Length 124ft, 557 tons. Four trips to India, the last recorded in 1809. Her commander in 1807/8 was Captain Thomas Mackeson.
Page 19 HCS Union (4) Built by Randall and launched 1802, length 125ft, 550 tons. This was her 4th recorded voyage. Commanded by Captain George Simpson. Her last recorded voyage was in 1817/8.
Page 20 HCS Tigris (2) Repaired by Barnard 1803. Length 122ft, 527 tons. Six voyages recorded to India of which this was her third. Commanded by Captain Dugald MacDougall.
Page 23 HMS Monmouth Launched at Rotherhythe 23rd April 1796 by Randell & Co. for the HEICS under the name 'Belmont'. She was however purchased by the Royal Navy as a 3rd rate with armament of 64. She served through the Napoleonic Wars. She saw action at Camberdown under her Captain Commander James Walker (1764-1831), in 1797. In 1807 she acted as escort ship for the HEICS fleet to India, under Rear-Admiral William O'Bryen Drury. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/M/03084.html & Wikipedia for further details. She served as a hulk at Woolwich from 1814 until she was broken up in 1834.
Page 30 HMS Ulysses Launched at Liverpool in 1779, 887 tons with armament of 44. Described as a recruit brig while at Madeira by Captain Sanders. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/U/04917.html, for more details of her history. She was disposed of in 1816.
Page 31 HMS Druid Launched at Bristol in 1783, 717 tons with armament of 32. Described as Hermione class fifth rate frigate. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/D/01477.html, for more details of her history. Converted into a troop ship in 1798. She was broken up in 1813. See Wikipedia for details.
Page 31 HCS Ann (1) Extra ship, built by Randall at Rotherhythe 1801. Length 128ft, 508 tons. She made 8 recorded trips to India of which this was her 4th. She was commanded by Captain James Masson. Her last recorded voyage was in 1815. She was sold in 1817 for breaking up. See the website: eicships.threedecks.org/, for more information.
Page 31 HCS Sir William Pulteney Repaired by Barnard in 1805, length 123ft, 656 tons. This was her 3rd recorded voyage to the east out of 7. Her commander was Captain Henry Christopher.
Page 31 HCS Experiment (4) Built by Wells, launched 1802. Length 124ft, 549 tons. She made four voyages to India of which this was her last. Her commander was Captain John Logan. She disappeared in a gale 28th Oct. 1808 in 8o 30'S by 80'E and was not heard of again. John Logan was born in Clackmannan 22 Jul 1762 and had a long career as seaman and captain. There is a website that gives a rough indication of where she was lost, see: www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?139110.
Page 31 HCS Diana (2) Extra ship, repaired by Mestaers 1805. Length 134ft, 605 tons. There are 4 recorded voyages to India of which this was her 2nd. She was commanded by Captain John Marshall. Her last recorded voyage was in 1813.
Page 31 --- Rose Described by Captain Sanders as a transport ship which joined the convoy at Madeira. This could be a sloop called the Rose E with an armament of 18. She was taken on by the Royal Navy in 1805 and was disposed of in 1817.
Page 43 HMS Polyphemus


HMS Polyphemus
coming home with HMS Neptune
and HMS Victory after the Battle of Trafalgar.

Built Sheerness, launched 27th April 1782, 3rd rate, armament 64, 1369 tons. She participated in the 1801 Battle of Copenhagen, the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Siege of Santo Domingo. See Wikipedia She was probably on her way back from operations in the Rio de la Plata when she passed the Northampton on Sunday October 25th 1807. She was a powder hulk in 1813 and broken up in 1827. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03589.html, for her story. In 1813 she became a powder hulk and was broken up in 1827.

Page 61 HCS Alligator Sailed with the convoy until parting company for Cape Town on Monday November 30th 1807. According to eicships.threedecks.org, she was launched 23rd Sep 1793 at Northfleet for Curling and company. Farrington records that she was an Extra ship, built by Cox in 1798, maybe she was repaired by Cox. Her length 102ft and she weighed 345 tons. Only one voyage is listed by Farrington: 1798/1800 to Madras & Bengal under Captain Robert Curling. She was wrecked on 13 May 1820 two miles below L'Islet, River, St. Lawrence, Canada.
Page 61 --- Lusitania Sailed with the convoy until parting company for Cape Town on Monday November 30th 1807, nothing else known.
Page 61 HCS Tyne She was an extra ship built by Brent, launched 1807, length 112ft, 462 tons. She sailed with the convoy but not under the HEICS flag until parting company for Cape Town on Monday November 30th 1807, presumably her maiden voyage. Her only recorded trip under the HEICS was is 1810 under captain Robert Brooks.
Page 100 HMS Culloden Built 1783 by Randall at Rotherhithe. 3rd rate, armament 74, 1683 tons with a complement of 594. See had quite a career fighting the French and was involved in some of the most famous battles in the Napoleonic wars. Her history is at: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/01210.html Wikipedia. Not mentioned is that she was at Madras with the Royal Navy fleet on Wednesday February 17th 1808, commanded by Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, Rear-Admiral of the Red, and Commander in Chief of Her Majesty's ships and vessels in the East Indies. The Fleet had returned from destroying Dutch ships at Batavia. On the Pbenyon site there is an extract from the ship's log detailing her surviving a hurricane in 1809. She was broken up in 1813.

Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, later 1st Viscount Pellew, was born 19th April 1757 and died at Teignmouth 23rd January 1833. He was also immortalised by C.S. Forrester in his Hornblower series of books. See Wikipedia for his life and career.

Page 100 HMS Powerful Built by Perry at Blackwall, launched on 3rd April 1783. 3rd rate, armament 74, 1627 tons. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03616.html, for her history. she was at Madras on Wednesday February 17th 1808, see under HMS Cullodan. She was broken up in 1812.
Page 100 HMS Dover Launched 1804, 5th rate, armament 38. Disposed of on 2 May 1811 when she was wrecked in Madras, all saved except two. Her captain at the time was Edward Tucker. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/D/01448.html.
Page 100 HMS Victor Sloop launched 1798, armament 18 (16x32 pdr carronades, 2xsixes). See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/U/05020.html, for more details of this ship. Captured the French privateer Amis Reunis near the Persian Gulf on 7 May 1805. On Saturday 10th January 1807, she was recorded by Captain Bayliff on HEICS ship Huddart as moored at Madras. On 8 October 1808 she was cruising off Sandshead in the Bay of Bengal, and after a nine hour chase and fight she captured the French corvette Jéna, which was added to the British Navy under the name Victor, while the original Victor was presumably scuppered. She was sited by Captain Sanders of the HEICS Northampton at Madras on Wednesday February 17th 1808.
Page 100 HCS Airly Castle Built by Barnard 1787, length 143ft, 813 tons. There are 8 recorded trips to India of which this was her last in 1807, under Captain William Burgess. She was used as a transport ship in 1809 and broken up in 1810, see: eicships.threedecks.org.
Page 100 HCS Hawkesbury Built by Randall 1786, length 143ft, 803 tons. She made 8 voyages to India of which this was her last, under Captain Samuel Smith. Recorded by Captain Sanders as a HEICS ship at Madras on Wednesday February 17th 1808.
Page 100 HCS Worcester (4) Built by Perry, launched 1785. Length 143ft, 798 tons. This was her 8th and last, commanded by Captain Searles Wood. Described as a store ship at St Helena by Captain Bayliff on Sunday 14th June 1807. Recorded by Captain Sanders at Madras on Wednesday February 17th 1808.
Page 100 HCS Howe Built by Batson 1794, length 146ft, 876 tons. She made 8 voyages to India. This was her 6th, under Captain Murray. Recorded by Captain Sanders as at Madras on Wednesday February 17th 1808.
Page 102 HMS Greyhound Launched at Mistleythorn 1783, 5th rate, armament 32, 682 tons, complement 212. Sailed for the East Indies in 1805. Recorded by Captain Sanders as arriving at Madras on Monday February 29th 1808. Wrecked on the coast of Luconia, all saved except one, commanded by Captain Hon Wm Packenham. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/G/02067.html, for further information.
Page 103 HMS Russell Launched at Deptford on 10 November 1764. 3rd rate, armament 74, 1642 tons, complement of 594. At Madras on Sunday March 6th 1808 when she sailed with the Northampton and other HEICS ships. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/R/04041.html, for her history. Disposed of in 1811.
Page 117 HMS Bombay Launched 1793, 672 ton frigate for the East India Company. She served as the Bombay until the Royal Navy purchased her in 1805 as a 5th rate with armament of 38, complement of 235. Captain Sanders recorded her in the river Hooghly as the Bombay on Tuesday 10th May 1808. In 1808 she was renamed the Ceylon. See Wikipedia and www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/00894.html, for further information. Disposed of in 1857.
Page 118 --- Sea Bird A sloop at Culpee recorded by Captain Sanders on Thursday May 26th 1808.
Page 119 --- Lord Keith A sloop at Saugor, Calcutta, noted by Captain Sanders on Saturday June 4th 1808. Along with the HEICS ship Lord Keith, there was another ship with the same name. It was a sloop that foundered on the Farne Islands, Northumberland in August 1809, on a voyage from London. Its commander was Captain Baird. It is possible that this is one and the same ship.
Page 120 HCS Ceylon Built by Pitcher and launched at Northfleet 1803, length 148ft, 818 tons. 4 recorded voyages to India between 1803 and 1811. This was her 3rd, under Captain Thomas Hudson. In 1810 she was captured by the French and taken to Mauritius and used as a prison ship by the French. Within the same year she was recaptured by the British and continued on her voyage. She was sold in 1811 and used as a transport ship. She was sold again, this time to foreign buyers, on 18th Sep 1815.
Page 128 Royal Navy Terpsichore Launched at Mistleythorn in 1785, 5th rate, armament 32, 682 tons. Part of the fleet under Admiral Pellew in the Far East. Recorded as chasing the Semillante off the coast of Ceylon in March 1808. Joined the Northampton in the same area on Monday July 4th 1808. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/T/04611.html, for history and an extract from her log in 1809 experiencing a hurricane. Also see Wikipedia. She was broken up in 1832.
Page 171 HCS Walpole (5) Built by Perry 1798. Length 146ft, 823 tons. She sailed five times to the east of which this was her last, under Captain James Sandilands. She was wrecked in a storm in Margate Roads, 18th Dec 1808 on her return from India. Many ships had difficulties including the Northampton.
Page 171 HCS Duke of Montrose Built by Randall 1784, length 142ft, 762 tons. She made 8 recorded trips to India and China of which this was her last, under Captain John Paterson.
Page 171 --- Ranger A whaler recorded by Captain Sanders at St Helena on Wednesday September 28th 1808.
Page 171 --- Ferret A whaler recorded by Captain Sanders at St Helena on Wednesday September 28th 1808. In 1807 she was reported at Hobart handing over despatches, see Google Books. There is another mention of the Ferret "in the Sydney Gazettes of May 15 1808 - December 31 1809 - Volumes V1 & V11 (arrived from the fisheries) and January 7 1810 - December 29 1810 - Volume V111."
Page 171 HMS The Fly A brig of a 100 tons recorded by Captain Sanders at St Helena on Wednesday September 28th 1808. The Fly-class brig was launched 24th October 1805. Captain Sanders recorded that she had to be towed from St Helena all the way back to England by the Sarah Christiana. She was wrecked off Anholt island off Denmark on 28th February 1812. See Wikipedia for further information.
Page 174 --- Charming Kitty A whaler reported on 26th October 1806 as arriving at the South Downs. She was recorded by Captain Sanders as at St Helena on Saturday October 15th 1808.
Page 174 --- Wilding Recorded by Captain Sanders as a West Indiaman at St Helena on Saturday October 15th 1808. See Google Books for a record of her sinking in 1824. She was in a convoy from Honduras carrying wood when sinking in a hurricane off Charleston, USA.
Page 174 HCS Companion A cutter recorded by Captain Sanders as arriving at St Helena on Tuesday 18th October 1808 from the Cape.
Page 174 HMS Saint Fiorenzo


HMS Saint Fiorenzo and Piémontaise.

A 40-gun frigate originally the Minerve under the French flag. She was scuttled by the French at Saint-Florent off Corsica in 1797 but the British managed to refloat her. She was recommissioned into the Royal Navy as a 38-gun fifth rate. She became a valuable asset to the British in the Napoleonic Wars, see Wikipedia for more details. She also captured the Piémontaise among other ships in 1808. She is recorded by Captain Sanders as arriving at St Helena on Wednesday 19th October 1808. She was broken up in 1838.

Page 175 --- Abrama Newland On Saturday 22nd October 1808, while at St Helena, Captain Sanders recorded the presence of the Abrama Newland, a Transport ship. The only ship approximate to the name is the Abraham Newland. The website: threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=15303, records this ship as a 'Privateer' in 1811.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

1 Title Page: Captain Sanders' Log


2-11 Ship's Company & passengers


15-20 Harbour Log 4th April to 26th August 1807

21-30 See log to Madeira 27th August to 28th September 1807

31-31 Harbour Log at Madeira 29th September to 4th October 1807

33-99 See Log to Madras 5th October to 17th February 1808

101-120 Harbour Log between Madras and Saugor 18th February to 19th June 1808

121-171 Sea log to St Helena 20th June to 28th September 1808

171-175 Harbour Log at St Helena 29th September to 22nd October 1808

176-200 Sea log to The Downs 23rd October to 12th December 1808

201-208 Harbour Log 13th December to 2nd February 1808


The Journal & Log of the Northampton 1807/9.

[Page 1:]


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

Received 28th December 1808

This is my original Journal
Thos Sanders [signed]
Witness: C Collingwood [signed]

[Page 2:]

List of Lascars outward bound
received on Board July 28th 1807.
No, Names Stations Casualties
1 Boxu Syrang
2 Sarchy Tindale
3 Nassu Lascars
4 Maboo Do
5 Moisden

6 Fadgil

7 Summus

8 Sido Solomon

9 Boco Monglo

10 Chuta Monglo

11 Abdalah Malay

12 Jamire

13 Domingo

14 Lewis

15 Tuckeir

16 Ellamdie

17 Bucta

18 Sonadlar
Died at Madras 19th Feby 1808.
19 Golamason

20 Nugger

21 Samjason

22 Boxu

23 Seman Malay
Died at sea 5th Feby 1808.
24 Chuta Dinah

25 Olud gu

26 Mahmud Dilly

27 Mahmud

28 Assinallah
[Hassunalle in list]
29 Amier

30 Dinah

31 John

32 Ranijonny

Sent on shore at Madras 18th Feby 1808. [Followed by India Office stamp.]
[Page 3:]

List of the ship's Company on Board the HCS Northampton.
No, Names Stations When & where Enld Casualties
1 Thomas Sanders Commander London 22nd August 1807 [Thomas Sanders was baptised at Henley, Oxon on 26 Oct 1764, son of Thomas & Sarah; midshipman Barwell 1782/3 & 1784/5; 3rd mate Tyro to Jamaica 8m; 3rd mate Thetis (1) 1788/9; 2nd mate Thetis (1) 1791/2; 1st mate Thetis (1) 1793/4 & 1795/6; Capt Travers 1799/1800, 1801/2 & 1803/4; Capt Northampton (2) 1806/7 & 1808/9; Capt Metcalfe 1814/5; Capt Orwell 1819/20 & 1821/2. He married at Calcutta 11 Dec 1796, Rosetta Fortunata Valle and died at Canton 8 Dec 1822. [Their daughter Francis, married Captain Thomas Sandys, RN & HEICS and had Thomas Myles Sandys, Lieut-Colonel. See Armorial Families.]
2 Henry Hill 1st Officer
[Henry Hill was privately baptised 25 Jun 1780 at Tarrant Hinton, Dorset, son of Christopher & Sarah; midshipman Earl Fitzwilliam 1794/5 & 1796/7; midshipman Worcester (4) 1800/1; 4th mate General Stuart 1802/3; 2nd mate Northampton (2) 1804/5; 1st mate Northampton (2) 1806/7 & 1808/9; 2nd mate Lowther Castle 1810/1; 1st mate Lowther Castle 1812/3, 1814/5 & 1816/7; Petitioned Poplar Fund 1819.]
3 Richard Rawes 2nd Officer
[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.]
4 Alexander Barker 3rd Officer
[Alexander Popham Barker, was born Leadhills, Lanarkshire on 13 Jul 1787, son of John Barker, Surgeon & Margaret Battley; 4th mate Northampton (2) 1804/5; 3rd mate Northampton (2) 1806/7 & 1808/9; 2nd mate Northanpton (2) 1804/5; 3rd mate Northampton (2) 1806/7 & 1808/9; 2nd mate Northampton (2) 1810/1; 1st mate Northampton (2) 1811/2.]
5 George Savage 4th Officer
[George Buggis Savage, was born Ipswich 4 Apr 1788; 4th mate Northampton (2) 1806/7; 4th mate Royal George (4) 1809/10; 4th mate Wexford 1811/12. He died 12 Feb 1813.]
6 John Haines Surgeon
[Born 1789; surgeon Northampton (2) 1806/7; Indus 1809/10; Madras Asst Surgeon 11 Jun 1812. He died at Rajamandri on 25 May 1822.]
7 Thomas Fawell Midshipman
[Although a midshipman here, he is described by Farrington as Purser of Northampton (2) 1804/5. 1806/7 & 1808/9; Castle Eden 1810/1; William Pitt (3) 18112/3.]
8 John Shute Midshipman
[Born England 21 May 1792; midshipman Northampton (2) 1806/7 & 1808/9; 4th mate Northampton (2) 1810/1; 3rd mate Northampton (2) 1811/2; 2nd mate David Scott (1) 1814/5; 1st mate Lord Keith 1817/8; 2nd mate Dunira 1819/20; 1st mate Marquiss of Huntley 1821/2; 1st mate Dunira 1823/4, 1825/6. 1827/8 & 1829/30. He died 23 Oct 1830.]
9 Barclay Edwards Carpenter
Died at sea July 1st 1808.
10 Edward Lyons Gunner

11 William Cook Boatswain

12 John Targett Cooper, & Steward

13 Philip Hilderbrand Capt's Cook

14 George Platt ship's Cook

15 Michael Boyd Caulker, Carpenter's Mate

16 John Williams Gunner's mate
Enter'd on board H M S Bombay 10th May 1808.
17 John Williamson Boatswains mate
Run at Calcutta May 10th 1808.
18 Turtle Nelson Sailmaker

19 Thomas Williams Quarter Master

20 Ephraim Blaine Quarter Master
Run at Calcutta May 10th 1808.
21 Erasmus Stansted Quarter Master

22 William Kerr Able Seaman

23 Active[?] Sutton Do

24 Thomas Taylor Do

25 Samuel Gouell[?] Do

26 Charles South Do

27 Mathew Peppin Capt's Servant

28 Thomas Wilcox Do
Sent on shore sick at Portsmouth Septr 15th 1807.
29 John Webb Seaman

30 Antoni Martin Do
Enter'd on board H M S Bombay 17th May 1808.
31 Henry Adams Do

32 Samuel Smith Do

33 Francis Linderman Do
Enter'd on board H M S Bombay 17th May 1808.
34 James Murray Do

35 Andrew Anderson Do

36 Frederick Young Do
Run 10th May 1808.
37 Rheuben Warden Do
Left at Calcutta sick Quarters
38 Samuel Johnston Do
1808 Pressed on board H M S [Monmouth] at sea Febry 17th.[?]
39 John Brel Do

40 John Dickenson Do
Pressed on board H M S Monmouth at sea Febry 14th 1808.
41 Magness Dugwell Do
Died May 10th 1808.
42 Hindrick Hauseman Do
Enter'd on board HMS Bombay May 17th 1808.
43 Joannis Shifferman Do
Run April 20th 1808.
44 Abraham Butler Do
Pressed on board H M S Powerful Madras Feby 17th 1808.
45 John Zahn Do

46 John Thompson Do

47 John Henry Einker Do
Enter'd on board H M S Bombay 17th May.
48 Thomas Fawell Do

49 Andres Nelson Do
Died May 8th Nov at Calcutta.
50 Andres Ammonson Do

51 Hans Olson Do

52 Lawrence Nelson Do

53 David Mathews Ord'y Seaman
Pressed on board H M S Powerful Madras 17th Feby.
54 James Goodwin Do

55 John Cullen Do

56 Baldason Herwig Do

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56 Baldason Herwig Ordy Seaman London 27th Aug 1807
57 Andrew Jansen Do

58 George Jackson Do
Surrendered himself as deserter to H M S Ulyssis at Madeira Sepr 30th 1807.
59 Charles Jo Wise Do

60 John Bussey Boatswain's Mate Calcutta May 8th 1808.

61 John Murphy Seaman Do
62 Thomas Burchell Do

63 John Stewart Ordy Seaman
Died August 15th 1808.
64 Andres Nelson Quarter Master Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
65 Mogens Larson Seaman Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
66 Peter Miller Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
67 Harry Peter Anderson Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
68 Harry Peder[?] Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
69 Andres Hanson Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
70 Christian Hydernlaben Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
71 Harry Magnus Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
72 Harry Yetherson Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
73 Henrick Martrer Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
74 Christian Neelson Ordy Seaman Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
75 Andres Lundberg Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
76 Henrick Fughl Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
77 Erasmus Bogs Do Calcutta June 1st Delivered over to the El Corso at Gravesend 24th Dec 1808.
78 Henry Bull Actg Midshipman March 10th Madras March 6th
79 Jamie Boy Calcutta March 20th
80 Henry Buharman Ordy Seaman
at Sea July 19th 1808.

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[Page 6:]

List of Passengers outbound at Portsmouth.

Received on board Sept 14th 1807.

No, Names Rank RemarksWith added notes etc.]
1 Alexander Watkins Major Bengal Estabt Landed at Calcutta Mar 18th 1808. [An obituary notice in the Gentleman's Magazine from May 1841:- In Cambridge St., Connaught Sq., London, aged 54, Ann, relict of Major Apexander Watkins, of the Bengal Artillery.]
2 William George Maxwell Captain do Do. [Listed as a Major at Keitah, Bengal on 13Dec1830.]
3 Elisa Phillis Maxwell Capt Maxwell's Wife Do
4 John Peter Keble Capt Bengal Estabt Do
5 Eliza Ann Keble Captain Keble's Wife Do
6 [Miss] Margaret D'Oyley Mrs Keble's Sister Do
7 William Blake Lieut. Bengal Estabt Do
8 M A Blake Lieut. Blake's Wife Do
9 Eleanora Denniss Proceedg to Bengal Do
10 William Dodwell Writer Landed at Madras Feby 17th 1808.
11 William Bunnan do Went on Board the Aligater for the Cape of Good Hope Novr 29th 1807.
12 John McGrath Native Passenger Landed at Calcutta Mar 18. 1808.
13 Thomas Andrews do Do
14 William Young Lieut. H M 65th Regt Landed at Madras Feby 17th 1808.
15 Thomas Dunn Ensign Do Do
16 Robert Eden do do Do
17 Cremon Servt to Mrs Keble Landed at Calcutta Mar 18. 1808.
18 Mary Ann Do Mrs Maxwell do do
19 George Heath Cadet Landed at Madras Feby 17. 1808.
20 William Sweetenham Cadet Died at Sea Jany 29th 1808.
21 James Bannatyne Cadet Landed at Madras Feby 17th 1808.
22 Henry J Heni Cadet Do
23 Edward Winchester Cadet Do
24 Graham Jobson Cadet Died at Sea Jany 10th 1808.
25 James Harrison Cadet Landed at Madras Feby 17th 1808.
26 Henry Cazalet Cadet Do
27 William Morrieson Cadet Landed at Calcutta Mar 18th 1808.
28 Thomas Clubb Cadet Landed at Madras Feby 17th 1808.
29 Charles Chambers do Landed at Madras Feby 17th 1808.
30 Thomas Dickinson do do
31 John Worrener do Landed at Calcutta Mar 18. 1808.
32 Lewis Watson do Landed at Madras Feby 17th 1808.
33 Brathwaite Christie do do
34 Chas Carmichael Smyth do Landed at Calcutta Mar 18th 1808.
35 Henry Thompson do do
36 George Dodwell do do

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List of Recruits outward bound.
Came on board at Portsmouth Sep 3 1807.
No. Names Casualties No. Names Casualties



49 Henry Wilson
1 John Farrel
50 James Tounay
2 Thomas Pritchard
51 James Wallace
3 Robt Pollard
52 Jeffrey Brown
4 William Crook
53 Richard Farrel
5 James Kelly
54 James Carrick
6 Patrick Doran
55 Owen Callahan
7 Elias Privot
56 Patrick Byrne
8 John Cole
57 Michael Murry
9 John Keefe
58 Thomas Durran[?]
10 Richard Newbury
59 John Glasco
11 John Anderson
60 Thomas Gale
12 Robt Chatterton
61 William Williamson (a) Edwards
13 Timothy Chatterton
62 Samuel Slack
14 George Bentley
63 James Butler
15 James Cross
64 Joseph Wood
16 William Emmett
65 Daniel Cann
17 William Waterworth
66 Willm South (a) Smith
18 Manus[?] Warring
67 William Dinane
19 Lucas Vanderbrook
68 John Watts
20 Patirck Murry



21 James Collins
69 Margaret Wife of Jas Kelly
22 Martin Kelly
70 Thomas Son of do Born on board
23 Thomas Miller
71 Catherine Wife of Thos Pritchard
24 Patrick Brannon
72 Mary daughter of do 2 years
25 Edward Lennon
73 Elizabeth dau of do [Baptised by Captain Sanders on Saturday November 21st 1807.]
Born on B[oar]d
26 James McCausland
74 Catherine Wife of Patrick Doran
27 John Falloon



28 Arthur Donaghy



29 Daniel Logan

Landed at Madras Feby 17th 1808.
30 Hugh McMurry



31 Thomas Close



32 John Bryson



33 Richard Skilling



34 Robt Perry



35 Michael Dunn



36 Thomas Martin



37 James Hopes



38 John Martin



39 Isaac Taylor



40 Thomas Lee



41 Thomas Wild



42 Thomas Waterworth



43 Thomas Underwood



44 William Peppett



45 William Cole



46 James Underwood



47 Cornelius Mealey



48 James Simpson



[Page 8:]

List of H M Troops of the 14th Regt.

Received on Board the HCS Northampton at Madras for Bengal.

No. Names Rank Casualties
Came on board at Madras March 6th 1808. Landed at Calcutta March 17th 1808.
1 Burrows Lieut. Colonel
2 Fawcett Captain
3 T Dyson Lieut.
4 J Gray do
5 I. Maxwell do
6 G. Rochfort Captain
7 T. Armstrong Ensign
8 J. Hall do




1 Willm Harris Qr Master Sergeant
2 Richd Wilas Sargeant
3 Danl Smith do
4 John Stimson do
5 William Haniford[?] Corporal
6 [?]cha Meyers do
7 Willm Smith do
8 John Careless Drummer
9 John Abbotts Private
10 H J. Brown do
11 William Brown do
12 Willm Bungy

13 Joseph Burr

14 Wm Dunkley

15 James Hill

16 George Hoade

17 Henry Joseph

18 John Milton

19 Fran[ci]s Martimore

20 Arthur Merlin

21 Andrew Neal

22 Wm Parkinson

23 Chas Parker

24 Wm Sutton

25 Joseph Shipman

26 Wm Swingler

27 John Sharp

28 Thos Tarry

29 Richd Taylor

30 Richd Timson

31 Joseph White

32 Willm Cowley

33 John Wilson

34 Willm Wildson

35 John Wooton

36 Peter Roote

37 John Ross

38 Hugh Tiely

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List of H M Troops continued.
No. Names Rank Casualties No. Names Rank Casualties
39 Chas Anderson Sargeant
93 Willm Howard Private
40 William Adams do
94 Thos Hartley

41 Miram Dunmond do
95 Willm Judd

42 Thos Loss do
96 Benjn Pilly

43 Thomas Darling Corporal
97 Thos T[?]ump

44 Thomas Garrett do
98 Benjn James

45 Jas Hecuns do
99 John Keightley

46 Willm Knowles do
100 Saml King

47 Thos Welsh do
101 Wm Lawton

48 John Austin Private
102 Richd Maberry

49 John Alphry do
103 James Mawley

50 John Aurey do
104 John Murphy

51 Thos Attenbourgh do
105 John Mould

52 Willm Brittan do
106 Josh Marriott

53 Willm Bull do
107 Wm Norman

54 John Bond do
108 Thos Norton

55 Jas Basford

109 James Prior

56 Robt Broom

110 Wm Parker

57 John Batson

111 Mathw Patch

58 Robt Boyce

112 Thos Pratt

59 Jas Bird

113 John Rosers

60 Richd Bedwell

114 Saml Ross

61 John Cummins

115 Wm Rawlins

62 William Clayton

116 Wm Reynolds

63 William Chambers

117 Thos Ratcliff

64 George Charles

118 Patk Sinnett

65 Henry Chapman

119 Thos Sheridan

66 Valentine Cowley

120 Martin Spellary

67 William Cunditt

121 Josh Siddons

68 John Cosby

122 Jas Snipe

69 John Clark

123 Wm Swingler

70 Wm Cross

124 Wm Thorn

71 Thos Coxhall

125 Thos Timmas

72 Nathl Compton

126 Wm Turner

73 Nicholas Donelly

127 Saml Thravis

74 Thomas Davis

128 Job Tomkins
Died 14 March 1808
75 Isaac Dixon

129 Willm Walker

76 Willm Duffield

130 Jos'h Winfield

77 Robt Eason

131 Saml Woodland

78 Thos Ellis

132 Richd Welsh

79 Richd Flurry

133 Willm Williams

80 Joseph Fletcher

134 John Wood

81 Thos Fletcher

135 Thos Ward

82 Willm Fry

136 Richd Kingsley

83 Jas Gregory

137 Thos Draper Sergt
84 John Geary

138 John Drayton do
85 Willm Hadcock

139 Patk Powers do
86 Tobr Hurn

140 Chas McMullen Drummer
87 Wm Hurn

141 Willm Andrews Private
88 Thos Heath

142 Wm Anderson

89 Thos Holt

143 Chas Atkinson

90 Henry Harwood

144 Geo Brown

91 Thos Harris

145 Wm Bass

92 Willm Hicks

146 Edwd Bunts

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List of H M Troops continued.
No. Names Rank Casualties No. Names Rank Casualties
147 John Brach

194 Thos Smith

148 Thos Calvert

195 Jas Sergeant[?]

149 John Clark

196 Thos Stevenson

150 Jas Coopes

197 Willm Tarry

151 Thos Chapman

198 Gregory Wells

152 Thos Clempson

199 Richd Woodlard

153 John Clare

200 Willm Dixon

154 Saml Cheatham

201 John Bardle

155 John Duffield

202 Wm Waldone

156 John Davis

203 Tobr Forbes

157 William Danner

204 Josh Bradley

158 James Dane

205 Saml Briley

159 Joseph Damell





160 Willm Dunkley





161 Peter Dugins

1 WOMEN

162 John Forde

2 Ann Harris

163 John Gibson

2 Sarah Meeres

164 John Godfrey

3 Jane Baldwin

165 Willm Griffis

4 Elizabh Knowles

166 John Gurney

5 Hannah Pump

167 Saml Hollesey

6 Elizabh Hurn

168 Saml Haywood

7 Mary Attenbourgh

169 John Hine

8 Eleanor Matthews

170 Josh Hall

9 Mary Clayton

171 Andrew Holt

10 Elizabeth Draper

172 John Horrops[?]

11 Hannah Beach

173 Saml Jevens[?]





174 John Jackson


CHILDREN

175 Willm Kerby

1 A W Harris 5 years
176 Thos Lamney

2 John Harris 3 years
177 Hugh McCloud

3 Elizabeth Harris 2 years
178 Thos Mills

4 Richd Meeres 4 years
179 Willm Morgan

5 Elizabeth Knowles 2 years
180 Andrew Naith

6 Elizabeth Pump 4 years
181 Wm Oliver

7 Catherine Pump 2 years
182 Saml Ploughright

8 John Pump 1 year
183 Chas Pickerrel

9 Michael Matthews 5 years
184 Thos Palmer

10 Thos Draper 5 years
185 Wm Pike

11 M A Draper 2 years
186 James Ross

12 Mary Powers 3 year
187 Wm Fallery

13 James Powers 1 year
188 Richd Ratcliff





189 Saml Robinson





190 James Rogers





191 Thos Smith





192 John Hudman





193 A---d[?] Sygers





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Passengers from St Helena. [in a different hand]
Mrs M Smyth came on board Octr 21st 1808.
Marie Smyth do her daughter 5 years.
Angus D Fountain do 7 years.
Mr George Mead do Asst Surgeon
John Bilsland invalid } from the garrison
John Francis do          } came on board Octr 20th 1808.

Landed at Long Reach [Whitstable, Kent] Decr 22nd 1808.

I do declare upon honor that the above are true & correct lists of the Ship's Company & Passengers to the best of my knowledge & belief.

[signed] Thos Sanders
Witness: C Collingwood

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[Start of Harbour Journal]

Northampton Blackwall Dock

Ship Northampton outward bound dock Blackwall

Saturday 4th April 1807.
Light breezes at ye Westward, with cloudy weather. A.M. Mr Gingham Inspector & Mr Purges the Surveyor came on board. Found the following Stores. Viz. 61 tons of Kentledge, 45 fms of wood, Hunker[?] Stock Pith[?]. 1 Stream Anchor, 1 Kedge Ditto: 1 Seven inch Hawser, 1 eight inch of about 80 fms. 2 Seven inch Towlines. Employed lifting the Limbers and clearing them. 1st Officer on Board.

Sunday 5th.
Moderate breezes at SE and fine weather.

Monday 6th.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Received 61 empty Butts. Levelling the Kentledge and stowing Butts. Riggers about the rigging. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 7th.
Fair weather thro’out. Wind at Eastward. Received 10 Chaldron Coals. Employed stowing Butts and filling them also scraping the decks. Officers as yesterday. Had 6 labourers employed.

Wednesday 8th.
Moderate breezes and fair weather.

Thursday 9th.
Light breezes and fine weather. Wind at Eastward. Riggers swaying he topmasts & lower Yards. Also Gammoning the Bowsprit. Employed filling Water & scraping decks. Employed six labourers. Officers as yesterday.

Friday 10th.
Moderate breezes at NbE with hot sultry weather. Riggers employed setting the rigging up Fore & Aft. Had six labourers on board scraping decks. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 11th.
Fresh breezes at SbW with fine weather. Riggers about the rigging. Employed stowing Butts & filling with water, also scraping decks. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Employed 6 Lumpers.

Sunday 12th.
Fresh breezes & pleasant weather.

Monday 13th.
Fresh breezes & cloudy with squalls and rain at times. Employed as most useful. Employed six Lumpers. Officers on board 1st, 2nd & 4th.

Tuesday 14th.
Fresh breezes with squalls & rain at times. Employed six Lumpers scraping the decks. Officers on board 2nd & 4th.

Wednesday 15th.
Fresh breezes & cloudy weather with showers of rain. Six Lumpers employed scraping & cleaning ship. Officers on board 2nd & 4th.

Thursday 16th.
Moderate breezes at North & Westward with thick hazy weather. At 12am Came alongside the Nelson Lighter with Bars of Iron on Acct of the Hon Compy. Employed receiving it on board, otherwise as useful. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

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Ship Northampton Gravesend 1807

Friday 17th July [1807].
Wind & weather as yesterday. Received on board Provisions of the Hon Compy. Discharged the Nelson. Otherwise receiving the cables on board and other Stores, also 16 Butts. Officers on Board 1st & 4th. Employed six Labourers.

Saturday 18th.
Weather fie as yesterday. Employed stowing water Butts and filling them, also receiving on board Flints & Stationary on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Depth of Water. Fore 13.4 Aft 12.7 [feet . inches].

Sunday 19th July.
Fresh breezes & fine weather,

Monday 20th.
Wind & weather as for days past. Employed as most needful. Had 4 labourers at work. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Tuesday 21st.
Light breezes & fine weather. Employed receiving the anchors on board & bending the cables. Employed 8 labourers on board. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Wednesday 22nd.
Moderate breezes & fine weather. Employed receiving Ships Guns on board and Provision on the Victualing Bill, otherwise receiving Iron on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 23rd.
First part fresh breezes at NbW, latterly variable with fine weather. Employed in filling up the deficiency of Water & preparing for going to Gravesend, also receiving Iron on Acct of the Company. At 10am Mr Staney Pilot came on board and took charge of the ship. At 12 cast off and warped out into the Bason. At 1pm Capt. Sanders joined the ship. At 3pm hauled out into the stream and made sail. At 7pm came too with the best Bower at Northfleet in 7 fms and moored with the Swivel ½ cable each way. At 9pm Capt. Sanders left the ship. At ½ past 10 an officer from the H.M.S. Clyde came on board and pressed 13 lumpers and 1 man / Butcher belonging to the ship. Capt. & Officers on board. Draft of Water Fwd. 14.0 Aft 13.6.

Friday 24th.
Fresh breezes & cloudy weather in the first art, wind WSW. Employed as necessary. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Had 4 lumpers.

Saturday 25th.
Moderate breezes variable with fine weather. Received on board 25 Lascars 25 sets of bedding for them. Also 40 Casks of Pork on the Victualing Bill. Employed otherwise in clearing the After Hold of the Stores for Cargo. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. at 7pm the H.C.S. Glory came on board of us.

Sunday 26th.
Moderate breezes at WSW. Fair weather. Washed decks. Officers on board 1st & 3rd.

Monday 27th.
Wind at SW with fine weather. Employed clearing the Hold of Cargo. PM Received on board some cast iron Pipes on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

Tuesday 28th.
Light breezes at SW fair weather. Employed about the rigging. Received on board the remaining cast iron Pipes & some Kings Clothing. [the Kings Regiment in India?] Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

Wednesday 29th.
Variable winds with rain in the latter part. Employed receiving on board some Goods on Freight. Otherwise about the rigging. Officers on board 2nd, 3rd & 4th.

Thursday 30th.
Moderate breezes with rain in the first part. Wind variable. Boatswain about the rigging. Employed receiving Goods on Freight and Private Trade on Acct of Capt. Sanders. Otherwise in the Hold. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

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Ship Northampton Gravesend 1807.

Friday 31st July.
First part moderate with fine weather. Latter squally with rain at times. Received on board a Churios[?] & other goods on Freight, otherwise in the Hold. Boatswain about the rigging. Draft of Water Fwd 15.2, Aft 13.5. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Saturday 1st August.
Moderate breezes at westward with fine weather. Employed receiving Goods on Freight, and Stores on the Victualing Bill, otherwise stowing away in the Hold. Boatswain as yesterday. P.S. [pumped ship] 13 inches. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Sunday 2nd.
Light breezes at WNW with pleasant weather. Washed between decks. AM Capt. Sanders visited the ship. Officers as yesterday.

Monday 3rd.
Moderate breezes at Westward with fine weather. Employed in the Hold and under the Boatswain setting the Bobstays & Fore Rigging. Also receiving Bars of Iron on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Tuesday 4th.
Fresh breezes at Westward with cloudy weather. Employed receiving on board Private Trade & goods on Freight otherwise stowing the After Hold & Gunroom with the Private Trade. Draft of Water Fwd 15.4, Aft 14.3. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Wednesday 5th.
Moderate breezes & cloud weather. Wind at Westward. Receiving on board Goods on Freight, Private Trade Wine & Wine on the Victualing Bill, also 264 Pigs Lead and 25 Chests Arms. Employed in Aft & Fore Hold.

Thursday 6th.
Fresh breezes at WSW with squalls and rain in the latter part. Employed variously stowing the Hold and receiving Iron on the Acct of the Hon Compy. Boatswain about the rigging. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Friday 7th.
Light breezes variable with unsettled weather. Employed receiving Iron Bars on Acct of the Hon Compy and Freight Wine, and otherwise in the Hold. Boatswain getting the Mast Rigging up. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Saturday 8th.
Moderate breezes at NW with thick cloudy weather and rain in the latter part. Employed receiving Freight Goods on board, stowed in the Hold. Boatswain about the rigging. Officers on board 1st & 4th.

Sunday 9th.
Fresh breezes at Northward with cloudy weather. Washed between decks. AM Capt. Sanders visited the ship. Officers on board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Monday 10th.
Moderate breezes at NE with some showers of rain. Received on board the Ship’s Sails & 407 casks of Porter on the Victualing Bill. All Officers on board.

Tuesday 11th.
Wind at NE with some rain in the evening. Received on board 18 Casks of Porter on the Victualing Bill, some Goods on Freight and necessaries for the Military. A gang under the Boatswain. All Officers on board.

Wednesday 12th.
Variable wind with fine weather. Received on board Two Mortars with their beds, otherwise stowing Freight Goods and Private Trade in the Fore & Aft Orlop. 2 PM Mr Pace Inspector came on board and inspected the state of the ship. PM Bent the Topsails & Foresail. Officers all on board. Draft of Water Fwd 16.2, Aft 16.9.

Thursday 13th.
Light breezes variable and fine weather. Employed receiving the Ships Stores, Passengers Baggage & Brandy for the Company of Recruits. Boatswain employed about the rigging. All Officers on board.

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Ship Northampton Gravesend Reach

Friday 14th.
First part hard rain with ye wind variable, middle fresh Breezes at NW, latter moderate & fine. Employed receiving Iron on the Acct of the Hon Compy. Boatswain as yesterday. Otherwise in ye Hold. PS. 12 inches. Officers all on board.

Saturday 15th August.
Moderate breezes & fine weather. Wind at WNW to NW. Employed receiving Cordage on Acct of the Hon Compy and ships Store Coales. Loosed the Sails to dry. Boatswain reeving the running gear. Draft of Water Fwd 16.11, Aft 17.7. All Officers on board.

Sunday 16th.
Light breezes & fine weather, wind WNW. Washed between decks. Capt. & Officers on board.

Monday 17th.
Moderate breezes at Southward & Eastward with fine weather. Hoisted the Long Boat in. Received on board Ships Raft & stowed them. AM Crossed Top Gallant Yards. AM Mr Pace inspected the ship. Capt. & Officers on board.

Wednesday 19th.
First part light & foggy weather, latter moderate breezes & fine weather. Wind variable. Loosed he Sails to dry. Employed receiving Stock & Passengers Baggage, otherwise preparing the ship for unmooring. 9pm Mr Bligh Pilot came on board & took charge of the ship. AM Pumped ship 12 inches. Capt. & Officers on board. Delivered out of the ship 4 Crates of empty bottles on Acct of Paxton & Co. per Order,

Friday 21st.
Moderate breezes variable with cloudy weather & rain in the first part, loosed the sails to dry. People variously employed in receiving Goods on Private Trade & under the Boatswain. 7pm Mr Crosthwaite began to pay the Ship. Capt. & Officers on board.

[Page 19:]
Ship Northampton towards Portsmouth.

Saturday 22nd August 1807.
First part light airs at WSW latter moderate & fine weather. 12am Mr Crosthwaite finished paying the Ships Company. Ditto: turned all the women & discharged them out of the ship. At 2pm weighed & dropped down as far as Nobs Hole in company with the H.C.S. Sarah Christiana, Union & Glory & anchored in 7 fms water. The buoy of the Shivering Sand bearing SbW buoy of the Nob East ½ mile. PM Sealed the Guns I loaded again with shot.

Sunday 23rd.
Moderate breezes & fine weather, wind WSW. At 10am weighed & made sail. At half past 11 crossed the Flats, least water ½ three run down the Queen’s Channel and at 4pm anchored in the upper part of Margate Roads in 7½ fms with the following bearings. North Foreland Light SbE ½ E. Margate South distance off shore 2 miles. Ships Company as yesterday.

Monday 24th August 1807.
Light Airs at SWbW in the first part, middle & latter moderate & cloudy with rain at times. At 4am weighed & made sail in company as before. At 7 rounded the north Foreland, worked down the Gull Stream and at 11 came to under an Anchor in the Downs in 8 fms with the Upper Light on the South Foreland SW. Sandown Castle NWbW & Deal Castle WbS, distance of shore 2 miles. At 1pm the Hon Compys Agent at Deal mustered the Ships Company. PM Mr Rawes 2nd Officer waited upon the Admiral. Pumped Ship 13 inches.

Tuesday 25th.
Variable winds & weather. People employed under the Boatswain repairing the Boarding Nettings. At 12am Glory made the signal for all commanders. Ditto: Capt. Sanders went on board.

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Ship Northampton towards Portsmouth.

Wednesday 26th August 1807.
First part light Airs variable, latter moderate wind at SW & fine weather. At 1am weighed per signal in company with H.C.Ships Glory, Sarah Christana, Tigris & Union with several Merchantmen. At 10 the Upper Light House on the South Foreland bore west 1½ miles. At noon Dover Castle NNE½E 2 miles. Do: Hd. This Log ends at noon to begin Sea Log. Latitude Obs. 51.2 North.

[End of Harbour Journal]

[Start of Sea Log]

Thursday 27th August 1807.
C&D ---- . Light variable winds with fine weather. At 4pm came to an anchor with ye small Bower in 12 fms. Folkestone Church NWbw. South Foreland EbN distance off shore about 2 miles. At PM Dungeness Light House West 5 or 6 leagues. South Foreland NEbE ½ E. At half past 2pm Came too with the Kedge in 19 fms. Dungeness Light W¼S distance 2 or 3 leagues. At noon Beachy Head NW¾W. The high land of Fairleigh NbE ¼ E. Distance off shore 5 or 6 miles.

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Ship Northampton at the Mother Bank [Spithead, Isle of Wight].

Friday 28th August 1807.
C&D ----. First part moderate breeze & fair, middle & latter variable & unsettled weather. At 4pm Beachy Head EbS 3 or 4 leagues. At 6pm the high land of Arundel NWbN. Beachy Head ESE distance off shore 3 or 4 leagues. At half past 8 the Owers Light N½W distance 5 or 6 Miles. At midnight the Owers Light NEbE 8 or 9 miles. At half past 3am Isle of Wight WNW. At 4am Culver Cliff WNW 4 or 5 miles. At half past 6 Came too at the Mother Bank with the Best Bower in 15fms. Moored ship. The Town of Ryde bearing SW½S. East Cowes Point NW¾N. Portsmouth Church EbN¾N. AM Struck Top Gallant Yards & Masts. Fresh breezes & squally with rain in the latter part. Employed putting service on the Cable. This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight to begin Harbour Log.

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[start of Harbour Log]

Saturday 29th August 1807.
First part fresh breezes at ye Northward with cloudy weather and rain at times, latter more moderate. Employed clearing the Orlop for the Recruits and under the Boatswain about sundries. AM Pumped ship 13 inches. Officers all on board.

Sunday 30th.
Moderate breezes at Westward with fine weather. AM washed between decks, loosed the sails to dry. 8am swayed the Top Gallant Masts up. Capt. & Officers on board.

Monday 31st.
Moderate breezes at NW with fine pleasant weather. Employed unstowing the booms & stowing them afresh, otherwise as most necessary. Tradesmen employed in their different Stations. Capt. & Officers on board. Received on board Mr Wm. Sweetenham, Cadet.

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Ship Northampton at the Mother Bank

Tuesday September 1st 1807.
Light breezes variable at NW with fair weather. People employed variously about the rigging & in unstowing the Lazretta [Lazaretto - see glossary]. Capt. & Officers on board.

Wednesday 2nd.
Light Airs variable. People under the Boatswain setting the rigging up Fore & Aft. PM loosed the sails to dry. Pumped Ship 13 inches. Capt. & Officers on board. Joined the ship Mr Winchester, Cadet.

Thursday 3rd.
Moderate& variable with fine weather. Employed rattling the rigging down. Joined the ship Mr Hine, Cadet. Received on board on Acct of the Hon Compy sixty eight Recruits, 3 women & one child. Capt. & Officers on board.

Friday 4th September 1807.
Fresh breezes & cloudy weather at SW. People variously employed under the Boatswain. AM cleared Hawse. Received on board Mr McGrath, Passenger & 2 Officers of H.M. 65th Regt.

Saturday 5th.
Fresh breezes at SW with cloudy weather. Employed variously under the Boatswain. Received on board Messrs. Robson, Harrison & Watson, Cadets. Confined Henry Einker for Insolent behaviour.

Sunday 6th.
Fresh breezes at SWbW with hard squalls & rain in the first par. Washed above & below. Pumped Ship 13 inches. 2am Struck the Top Gallant Masts. Joined the ship Mr Andrews, Passenger.

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Northampton at the Mother Bank.

Monday September 7th 1807.
Moderate breezes & fine weather. Wind variable to ye Westward. AM Fidded Top Gallant Masts & crossed the Yards, loosed the sails to dry. Otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Receiving Passenger’s Baggage. Joined the ship Mr Clubb, Mr Dickinson, Mr Cazalet, Mr Morrison, Warring & Chambers, Cadets.

Tuesday 8th.
Moderate breezes at Westward with cloudy weather. Employed drawing & knotting Yarns & receiving Passengers Baggage.

Wednesday 9th.
Fresh gale with hard rain at SW. 9am Struck Top Gallant Masts. People under the Boatswain.

Thursday 10th September.
Moderate breezes variable with fine weather. A Fidded Top Gallant Masts and crossed Top Gallant Yards, loosed the sails to dry. Received on board one Chest of Dollars on Acct. of the Hon Compy.

Friday 11th.
Light breezes variable with pleasant weather. Employed variously under the Boatswain & Carpenter building Standing Bed Places, other Tradesmen in their different Occupations.

Saturday 12th.
Moderate breezes at NW to NbE. With pleasant weather. Washed the Gun Deck & exercised Great Guns and Small Arms. Employed under the boatswain. Wind & weather as yesterday. Loosed the sails to dry.

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Northampton towards India.

Monday 14th September 1807.
Moderate breezes at NbE to NW with fine weather. Employed making matts & knotting yarns and under the Boatswain. Tradesmen in their Stations. Capt. & Officers on board. At 10 H.M.S. Monmouth, Admiral Drury, made ye Signal for sailing. At 11 Mr Rawes 2nd Officer went on board and received Sailing Instructions from H.M.S. Monmouth.

Tuesday 15th.
Moderate breezes & pleasant weather. 11pm Made the signal for unmooring . At 11pm unmoored and hove short on the Best Bower. At half past 11 Capt. Sanders went on board ye Commander [HMS Monmouth]. Employed as most necessary. Joined the ship Mr Christie Mr Clubb, Mr Smyth and Mr Bannaty [Bannatyne in passenger list], Cadets. Draft of Water Fwd 18, Aft 18.3. This Log ends at noon to begin Sea Log.

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[start of Sea Log]

Wednesday September 16th 1807.
C&D ----. Light winds, fair pleasant weather. At 1pm Signal to weigh. At 2 weighed, Dropped down to St. Helens. At sunset Dunnose WbS½S. At midnight Dunnose ENE 2 or 3 leagues. At 4am Needles Light NE 6 or 9 miles. At daylight Percival Point N½E. At noon Portland Lighthouse at NW½W. off shore 4 or 5 leagues, Water on board 22,910 Gallons.

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H.C.S. Northampton towards India.

Thursday September 17th 1807.
C&D ----. Moderate & fair. At 2pm sent an Officer on board the Admiral for additional signals. At 6pm the Bill of Portland NEbE½E 3 or 4 leagues. At 4am The Start NNE½E 3 or 4 leagues. At daylight The Start NNE off shore about 3 leagues. At 9am The Start EbN 5 or 6 leagues. At noon the Ram [Rame] Head NbE. The Eddystone NNW The Start EbN off shore 3 or 4 leagues. Signal ships astern make more sail. Sick: S. Compy 2, Soldiers 1.

Friday September 18th 1807.
C&D S52W 79. Moderate winds increasing towards noon. At sunset Lizard Point NW½N.The Eddystone NE¾E dist. 4 or 5 miles. At midnight the Lizard lights NEbE½E dist 9 or 10 leagues. Sick Ships Compy 3, Soldiers 1. Lat 49.09N Long 6.51W.

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H.C.S. Northampton towards India

Saturday September 19th 1807.
C&D SW½S 142. The first part a fresh gale, squally & rain, afterwards moderate & fair. Sick S. Compy 2, Soldiers 1. Lat 47.20N Long 9.03W.

Sunday September 20th 1807.
C&D SWbS 155. A fresh gale fair weather & a large following sea. The roughness of the weather prevented Divine Service. Water remaining 22,316 Gallons. Sick S.C. 7, Soldiers 1. Lat 44.58N Long 11.07W.

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H.C.S. Northampton toward India

Monday September 21st 1807.
C&D S31W 163. A fresh breeze & fair weather throughout, towards noon the sea much fallen. At daylight saw 2 Strange Sail SSE. The Admiral made the signal to continue course & sail & went after them. Exercised small arms. Sick S.C. 4, Recruits 1. Lat 42.20N Long 13.09W.

Tuesday September 22nd 1807.
C&D S20W 101. Moderate winds, mostly fair weather some thunder & lightning in the afternoon. Sick S. Compy 4, Recruits 1. Lat 40.30N Long 13.56W.

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Northampton towards India

Wednesday September 23rd 1807.
C&D SbW 79. Light winds & fair weather. Punished Joseph Sutrimus Seaman, with 1 dozen lashes for insolence & disobedience to the Boatswain, Also James Wallace & William Waterworth Recruits with 3 lashes each for disobedience to ye Sergeants & striking a Sentry. Lat 38.59N Long 14.16W.

Thursday September 24th 1807.
C&D SbW 61. Light Airs mostly fair weather. AM Stowed the booms afresh. Sick S.C. 4, Lat 37.45N Long 14.31W.

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Northampton towards India

Friday September 25th 1807.
C&D ----. The wind unsteady but generally moderate, the weather a little cloudy with squalls & rain in the middle part. AM served out to the Recruits the Caps & Frocks sent on board for their use, & put away their Red Jackets & Blue Caps. Sick S.C. 5, Recruits 1. Lat (obs) 35.5N.

Saturday September 26th 1807.
C&D ----. Moderate breeze & fair weather. A large swell from the NW. Washed decks & exercised Great Guns. Sick S.C. 5, Recruits 1, Lascars 1. Lat & Long ----.

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H.C.S. Northampton at Madeira

Sunday September 27th 1807.
C&D ----. Moderate & fair with a large swell. At half past 8am saw Porto Santo bearing NWbW. AM Bent the Cables & unstowed the anchors which prevented Divine Service. At noon Porto Santo NNW 8 or 9 leagues. Water on board 21045 Galls 5 Pts. Sick S. Compy 4, Recruits 1, Lascars 1. Lat (obs) 32.51N.

Monday September 28th 1807.
C&D ----. At half past noon the Island of Madeira West, dist. 10 or 11 leagues. At sunset Brazen Head Pt. WNW½W. Extremes of the Island to ye Northward NE dist. 5 or 6 miles. At 8pm Came to anchor in Funchall Roads in 38 fms. At 8am Weighed & dropped further to ye Westward & anchored in 21 fms. At 8am steadied her with the Kedge, Lew Castle bearing NbW. Brazen Head East. The westernmost point NWbW dist. off shore 1 mile. AM Struck Top Gallant Yards. Employed otherwise in unstowing the After Orlop & breaking out the empty Butts. Wind variable throughout. Ships found laying [lying] here H.M.S. Ulysses Recruit Brig with several Merchantmen.

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[start of Harbour Log]

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Northampton at Madeira

Tuesday Sept 29th 1807.
Moderate land & sea breezes with calms at times. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Sent the empty Butts on shore.

Wednesday 30th.
Light variable with Calms & fine weather. Employed in various parts of the ship about sundries. PM George Jackson gave himself as deserter to H.M.S. Ulysses.

Thursday October 1st.
Variable winds with fine weather. Employed as most useful under ye Boatswain. Carpenter making a Flying Jib Boom. Sailmaker making a Flying Jibb.

Friday 2nd.
Land & sea breezes with pleasant weather. Washed between decks, otherwise as necessary. Tradesmen as yesterday. Paid the Recruits half a dollar each.

Saturday 3rd October 1807.
Wind & weather as before. Employed receiving Water & Rice for the Passengers, also under the Boatswain. Sailed H.M.S. Ulysses & Brig with ye West India Convoy. AM arrived H.M.S. Druid.

Sunday 4th.
Light breezes variable with fine weather. At daylight the Commander made the Signal to weigh. At half past 5 weighed. At 9 it being Calm came too with the Kedge. Half past 10 a breeze springing up weighed & made Sail, in Company with H.M. Monmouth, [commanded by] Admiral Drury, Glory, Ann, Sarah Christiana, Union, & Sir Wm. Pulteney Indiamen with four other Merchantmen. Left in the Roads H.C.S. Experiment & Tigris. At noon Funchall bore NE about 3 or 5 miles. Ditto Signal 166 Hove too. This Log contains 12 hours.

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Northampton towards India

Monday October 5th 1807.
C&D ----. Light winds & fair weather. At 1pm Sent a boat on board the Admiral for Orders. At sunset Funchall NE 7 or 8 miles. At midnight Madeira NEbN 6 leagues. Funchall’s Latitude 32.38N, Longitude 16.44W. In company with the Monmouth 64. Glory, Union, Sarah Christiana, Ann, Diana & Pulteney East Indiamen. Rose, a Transport & a Brig. AM Shifted Courses & Top Sails with the old ones. Lat 31.45N Long 17.13W.

Tuesday October 6th 1807.
C&D SSW 72. Light winds & fine weather. PM Confined Patrick Byrne. Recruit in Irons for Breaching Water Casks & Jas Tounay for conniving at it whilst Sentry over them. In the morning punished them. The former with 1 Dozen, the other with half a dozen for the same. Also James McCausland & Richard Skilling received half a dozen each the former for defrauding a Bomb Beachman, the latter for striking a Corporal. Sick S. Compy 3, Recruits 1. Lat 30.33n Long 17.46W.

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Northampton towards India

Wednesday October 7th 1807. C&D S26W 66. Light winds, fair weather. Daylight saw Palma bearing South 10 or 12 leagues. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Sick S. Compy 5, Lascars 1. Lat 29.22N Long 18.19W.

Thursday October 8th 1807.
C&D SWbS 47. Light Airs & cloudy weather throughout. At sunset Palma from SbE½E to SEb½E off shore 6 or 7 leagues. Sick S.Compy 4, Lascars 2, Recruits 1. Lat 28.31N Long 18.49W.

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Northampton towards India

Friday October 9th 1807.
C&D SWbS 82. Light winds, hazy weather. Signal call in detached ships. Carpenter making a Jib boom 40 feet long. Sick S.C. 5, Lascars 2. Lat 27.22N Long 19.41W.

Saturday October 10th 1807.
C&D SWbS 104. Moderate winds & fair weather. PM Confined Robert Pollard & Michael Dunn Recruits in Irons for Drunkenness & Riotous behaviour. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick Ships Coy 5, Lascars 2. Lat 25.22N Long 20.45W.

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Northampton towards India

Sunday October 11th 1807.
C&D SWbS 150. A pleasant Trade & fine weather. PM enquired into the conduct of the men confined in Irons. In the course of the examination it appeared that Dunn & Tounay and the three Recruits had sold their clothes to the Lascars for Liquor. Punished the former with 18 the latter with 12 lashes, also Hassunalle [Assinallah in list] Lascar with 12 lashes for selling them liquor & having their cloths in his possession. Pollard’s being an aggravated Cause, he was broken from being an Acting Servant and punished with 3 doz. Lashes. AM Performed Divine Service. Water Expenditure this weeks 1291 Gallons. Water remaining 21,719 Gallons. Sick S. Compy 4, Lascars 2. Lat 23.05N Long 22.16W.

Monday October 12th 1807.
C&D SSWbS 138. A pleasant Trade, hazy weather. Under easy Sail all night. Split the Main Top Gallant Sail & condemned it. Sick S. Coy 4, Lascars 2. Lat 32.02N Long 23.3W.

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Northampton towards India

Tuesday October 13th 1807.
C&D SW6S 124. A moderate Trade & hazy weather. Longitude by Sig. Mar. 5 Ships 23.58W. Fumigated the Lower Deck. Sick S Coy 3, Recruits 11. Lat 19.04W Long 24.52W.

Wednesday October 14th 1807.
C&D S20W 118. A moderate Trade the first & middle parts, the latter ye wind fresher, hazy weather throughout. In the course of yesterday & today several of the Recruits have been taken with fever. I understand the causes are all slight. Sick Ships Coy 4, Lascars 2, Recruits 10. Lat 16.52N Long 25.34W.

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Northampton towards India

Thursday October 15th 1807.
C&D SEbE 106. Wind moderate, weather mostly cloudy. People making Rope etc. Sick Sailors 6, Recruits 10, Lascars 2. Lat 14.57N Long 25.18W.

Friday October 16th 1807.
C&D SbE 97. Wind variable in the Eastern Quarter. Weather unsettled with squalls but not violent. AM Punished Hans Olson with 3 dozen lashes for stealing Rum in the Spirit Room. Sick Sailors 6, Recruits 10, Lascars 2. Lat 13.13N Long 25.06W.

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Northampton towards India

Saturday October 17th 1807.
C&D S8E 40. Light Airs with squalls & rain at times. AM Washed the Gun deck. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick, Sailors 5, Recruits 5, Lascars 1. Lat 12.50N Long 25.00W.

Sunday October 18th 1807.
C&D SSE 97. Moderate winds & fair weather. Water remaining 20,484 Gallons. AM Performed Divine Service. Sick List Seamen 4, Recruits 1, Lascars 1. Lat 11.06N Long 24.22W.

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Northampton towards India

Monday October 19th 1807.
C&D S23E 48. First part fair weather light winds middle & latter squally with rain. No good sight for time in the Forenoon. Lat 10.17N Long 24.03W.

Tuesday October 20th 1807.
C&D S52E 37. The wind generally light & variable with some squalls. The weather cloudy in the first part and fair in the latter. Exercised Small Arms. People working up Junk. Soldiers picking Oakam. Sick List Seamen 4, Recruits 1, Lascars 1. Lat 9.36N Long 23.33W.

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Northampton towards India

Wednesday October 21st 1807.
C&D S-E 45. The first part light Airs variable the latter a light breeze mostly fair weather. Employed working up Junk, picking Oakum. Sick list Seamen 4, Recruit 1, Lascars 1. Lat 8.50N Long 23.26W.

Thursday October 22nd 1897.
C&D S16W 43. Light winds mostly fair weather. AM Set the Fore Top Mast Rigging up. Sick Seamen 4, Recruit 1m Lascars 1. Lat 7.56N Long 23.38W.

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Northampton towards India

Friday October 23rd 1807.
C&D S10W 54. Light variable winds cloudy weather with squally rain. Sick List Seamen 4, Recruits 1, Lascars 1. No observations. Lat 6.5N Long 23.47W.

Saturday October 24th 1807.
C&D S46W 79. Mostly a fresh breeze with squalls & rain, a large head sea. At 2pm Split the Fore Top Sail by the foot rope breaking, unbent it and bent another. AM Cleaned between Decks & exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. At noon saw a strange Fleet bearing SE, cleared for Action. Lat 6.03N Long 24.44W.

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Northampton towards India

Sunday October 25th 1807.
C&D S14W 21. Light winds the first part weather the middle & latter Fair, a large swell at the South westward. Rundown to ye north East after the Admiral & sent letters on board the Polyphemus who has a Convoy with her of about 55 Sail. At 6pm Wore Pt. Sig’l. Water remaining 19,224 Gallons. The State of the Weather prevented Divine Service. Sick List Seamen 2, Lascars. No sights for time or Latitude. Lat 6.16N Long 25.05W.

Monday October 26th 1807.
C&D N74E 11. Light winds the first part rain, afterwards fair. Standing to the NE all night the Admiral under easy Sail. Sick List Seamen 2, Lascars 1. Lat 6.16N Long 24.55W.

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Northampton towards India

Tuesday October 27th 1807.
C&D S50W 25. Light Airs variable & Calms. Weather generally fair. People working up Junk. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascars 1. No observation. Lat 5.55N long 25.14W.

Wednesday October 28th 1807.
C&D S80W 37. Light winds cloudy weather & frequent rain. At daylight one ship courses down. NNE. Another hull down, East. Under easy sail all night. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1. No observation. Lat 5.49N Long 25.50W.

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Northampton towards India

Thursday October 29th 1807.
C&D S28E 24. Light winds, squalls, & hard rain . AM Found the Main Top Gallant Yard sprung, got it down & got another up. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1. No observation. Lat 5.28N Long 5.39W.

Friday October 30th 1807.
C&D S40W 42. Light variable winds, the first part rain. The middle & latter cloudy. Sick List Seamen 3. Recruit 1. Lat 4.56N Long 26.06W.

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Northampton towards India

Saturday October 31st 1807.
C&D S33W 57. Light winds. The first & latter parts fair weather, the middle squally with rain. AM Washed decks & exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick Seamen 3, Recruit 1. Lat 4.00N Long 26.37W.

Sunday November 1st 1807.
C&D S20W 73. Moderate winds & fair weather. Water Remaining 18,167 Gallons. AM Performed Divine Service. Sick Seamen 3, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 2.5N Long 27.02W.

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Northampton towards India

Monday November 2nd 1807.
C&D S44W 93. A moderate breeze & fair weather. Carpenter making a Top Gallant Yard. People working up Junk. Sick List Seamen 3, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. A strange sail SW. Lat 1.58N Long 28.07W.

Tuesday November 3rd 1807.
C&D S29W 99. A fresh breeze fine weather. People making rope etc. Sick Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 0.35N Long 28.55W.

[Crossed Equator]

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Northampton towards India

Wednesday November 4th 1807.
C&D S21W 102. A fresh breeze & fine weather. Sick List Semen 2, Recruit 1, Lascar1. Lat 1.10S Long 29.13W.

Thursday November 5th 1807.
C&D SSW 99. A fresh breeze & fine weather. Employed working up Junk. Sick List Seman 2, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 2.50S Long 30.09W.

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Northampton towards India

Friday November 6th 1807.
C&D S34W 99. Fresh winds & fine weather. Signal by Telegraph, Can we spare a Caulker 10 days. Answer yes. Lat 4.19S Long 31.05W.

Saturday November 7th 1807.
C&D S26W 114. A fresh Trade & fair weather. AM Employed pointing a new Fore Top Sail & making Ropes. Washed decks. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List Seamen 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Signal Ships to Windward bear up for Commander’s Wake. Lat 6.10S Long 31.56W.

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Northampton towards India

Sunday November 8th 1807.
C&D S12W 108. A Fresh Trade and fair weather. Shifting Main Top Sail with 2nd best. Signal Ships ahead shorten Sail. AM Performed Divine Service. Sick List Seamen 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Water remaining 17,070 Gallons. Lat 7.35S Long 31.18W.

Monday November 9th 1807.
C&D S5E 104. A Fresh Trade & fine weather. The Transport without a Main Top Gallant Mast far astern. AM Condemned the Old Main Top Sail & sent it up. People working up Junk, picking Oakum. Sick List Seamen 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 9.46S Long 32.09W.

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Northampton towards India

Tuesday November 10th 1807.
C&D S2E 102. A Moderate Trade & fair weather. Set up the Main top Mast Rigging. Sick List Seamen 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Ordered a General Inspection of Necessaries in Consequence of complaints of things having been Stolen. Lat 11.34S Long 32.06W.

Wednesday November 11th 1807.
C&D S23E 107. A Moderate Trade & fair weather. The Admiral took ye Transport in Tow. Employed picking Oakum. Sick List Seamen 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1.

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Northampton towards India

Thursday November 12th 1807.
C&D S30E 127. A Fresh Trade & fair weather. Light squalls. Employed working up Junk. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 15.30S Long 31.51W.

Friday November 13th 1807.
C&D S30E 132. A Pleasant Trade & fair weather. Employed as yesterday. Cooper overhauling the Buoys. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 17.58S Long 31.44W.

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Northampton towards India

Saturday November 14th 1807.
C&D S20E123. A Fresh Trade the first part fair weather, the latter squalls with small rain . AM Washed between decks & Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 20.02S Long 31.00W.

Sunday November 15th 1807.
C&D S30E 127. A Fresh breeze, cloudy weather & frequent squalls. AM Confined Henry Einker & Joseph Sutrimus[?] in Irons for Theft. The weather being uncertain prevented Divine Service. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Water on board 15,898 Gallons. Lat 22.01S Long 29.50W.

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Northampton to India

Monday November 16th 1807.
C&D S31E 130. First & Middle parts squally with rain, the latter a pleasant breeze & fair weather. AM Punished Henry Einker & Joseph Sutrimus with 2 dozen lashes each for Theft. Sick List Seamen 3, Recruit 1. Lascar 1. Lst 24.03S Long 28.37W.

Tuesday November 17th 1807.
C&D S38E 128. A pleasant breeze mostly fair weather. Gunner painting the Masts. People working up Junk. Sick List Seamen 4, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 25.51S Long 27.11W.

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Northampton towards India

Wednesday November 18th 1807.
C&D S51E 113. Moderate breeze & pleasant weather. PM Shifted the Old Driver with the new one. AM Set ye Fore Top Masts Rigging. Exercised Small Arms. Signal ships to close. Sailmaker repairing the Old Driver. Caulker came on board. Sigl. Ships ahead to shorten Sail, Signl. Ships to windward bear down to ye Commander’s Wake. Shorten Sail. Signl. Ships on either side to close to lye by. Commanders to bring their Rgt Instructions on board ye Commander. Hove too Commander. Signl. To make sail after lying by. Sick Seamen 4, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 27.06S Long 25.33W.

Thursday November 19th 1807.
C&D SEbS 116. A Moderate Breeze and pleasant weather. Employed under the Boatswain picking Oakum. AM Swayed the Lower Yards higher up. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick Seamen 4, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 28.11S Long 23.38W.

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Northampton towards India

Friday November 20th 1807.
C&D ESE½S 97. First & middle parts moderate breezes with Squalls at times. Latter variable Light Breezes with Drizzling Rain. People under ye Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Old Driver Sick List Seamen 4, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. The weather cloudy, no sights for Time or Latitude. Lat 29.08S Long 22.01W.

Saturday November 21st 1807.
C&D EbS½S 75. Unsettled weather throughout. Washed between decks. Sailmaker as yesterday. Exercised Great Gun & small Arms. Christened the child of Sergeant Pritchard with the name Elizabeth. Sick Seamen 4, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 29.30S Long 20.39W.

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Northampton towards India

Sunday November 22nd 1807.
C&D WbS½S 82. Light winds & Cloudy Weather in the first part, latter fair. AM Read Divine Service. Water on Board 14,909. 4 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 4. Recruit 1, Lascar, 1. Lat 29.54S Long 18.57W.

Monday November 23rd 1807.
C&D S52E 46. First part moderate & fair, middle variable with squalls of rain, Latter fresh breezes. People under the Boatswain as requisite. Sick List Seamen 4, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 30.40S long 17.39W.

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Northampton towards India

Tuesday 24th November 1807.
C&D S56E 146. Moderate breezes & pleasant weather. AM shifted Old Main Top Sail with ye best & ye best Driver with the old one. Otherwise under the Boatswain picking Oakum. Signl. Ships ahead to shorten Sail. Hove too for ye Commander. Sick Seamen 4, recruit 1, Lascar 1. Latl31.57S Long 15.08W.

Wednesday November 25th 1807.
C&D EbS½S 134. Pleasant Breeze & Weather. Employed working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Sail. Exercised small Arms. Sick Seamen 5, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 32.35S Long 12.37W.

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Northampton towards India

Thursday 26th November 1807.
C&D EbS½S 163. Fresh breezes with Squalls & rain at times. Watch as Requisite. Sick Seamen 5, Recruit 1. Lat 33.08S Long 9.32W

Friday 27th November 1807.
C&D EbS 118. Variable unsettled Weather throughout. Watch as most needful. Sick List Seamen 5, Recruit 1. No observation. Lat 33.31S Long 7.14W.

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Northampton towards India

Saturday November 28th 1807.
C&D E½S 146. First & middle parts fresh breezes with squalls & rain. Latter part moderate & fair. Washed between decks & Exercised great guns & Small Arms. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1. Lat 33.45S Long 4.20W.

Sunday 29th November 1807.
C&D S80E 46. Variable winds. Hazy Weather throughout. Made signl.299 Commander. Hove too, Signl.168 Sent a boat In 1st [---?] on Board ye Commander with Mr Rawes. No Divine Service on Acct of the Weather. Water on board 13,962 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1. Lat 33.47S Long 5.26W.

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Monday November 30th 1807.
C&D EbS½S 100. First part moderate breezes & foggy Weather, Middle & latter fair. Employed clearing the Main Hold of the Bread and coiling the spare Cables into the Hold. Sailmaker on the Old Main Top Sail. AM Parted company the Aligattor, Lusitania, Tyne & ye Brig for ye Cape. Shifting ye Mizzen Topsail with ye 2nd best. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 34.21S Long 4.30W.

Tuesday December 1st 1807.
C&D S63E 93. First & middle parts light winds & fair, Latter a fresh breeze with squalls & rain. Employed working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Topmast Studding Sail. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 35.04S Long 00.03 W

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Wednesday December 2nd 1807.
C&D SEbE 187. Fresh breezes throughout with Squalls & Rain at times. At 5am Shifted the Jibb & Fore sail with the 2nd best. AM Bent ye Main Stay Sail. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. No sights for time. Lat 36.53S Long 3.15E.

Thursday December 3rd 1807.
C&D S74E 166. First part fresh breezes with Squally Rain at times. Latter more moderate. Condemned the Old Mizzen Topsail. Watch picking Oakum. Served the Recruits their Red Jackets. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascars 3. Lat 37.30S Long 6.35E.

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Friday December 4th 1807.
C&D S76E 145. Fresh gales with hard squalls & rain for ye most part. Employed as requisite. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascars 1. Lat 38.10S Long 9.28E.

Saturday December 5th 1807.
C&D NE 144, Fresh gale with hard squalls & rain. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascars 3. Lat 37.36S Long 12.28E.

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Sunday 6th December 1807.
C&D N82E 127. First part fresh Gale Middle & Latter moderate. The unsettled state of the Weather prevented Divine Service. Water on board 12,974 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascars 3. Lat 37.22S Long 15.06E.

Monday 7th December 1807.
C&D S21W 45. Moderate breezes and fair Weather. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail. People working up Junk & picking Oakum. Exercised Great Guns & small Arms. Sick Seamen 7, Recruit 1, Lascars 3. Lat 38.06S Long 14.45E.

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Tuesday December 8th 1807.
C&D S43W 110. Fresh breezes with Squalls & Rain at times. AM Shifted the Driver with ye Mizzen. AM Struck Top Gallant Yards. Sick List Seamen 7, Recruit 1, Lascars 3. Lat 38.50S Long 13.09E.

Wednesday December 9th 1807.
C&D S23W 110. First part fresh breezes decreasing towards the Latter part. Employed under the Boatswain as required. Caulker caulking the upper works. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Sick List Seamen 8, Recruit 1, Lascars 3. Lat 41.04S Long 12.11E.

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Thursday 10th December 1807.
C&D N11E 218. Moderate breezes decreasing towards the Latter part. Hazy Weather with small Rain. Employed as yesterday. Sailmaker repairing the Old Jibb. Sick List Seamen 7, Recruit 1, Lascars 3. Lat 41.00S Long 12.17E.

Friday December 11th 1807.
C&D N50E 105. Variable breezes increasing towards the Latter part. People under the Boatswain as necessary. Sick list Seamen 6, recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 39.48 Long 14.02E.

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Saturday December 12th 1807.
C&D N47E 95. Moderate breezes & fine Weather for the most part. Employed fitting a new Main Top Sail and Washed between decks & Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Bent ye new Main Top Sail & shifted the Old Fore Top Sail with the 2nd best. Sick List 6. Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 38.42S Long 15.32E.

Sunday December 13th 1807.
C&D N67 108. Light variable winds and fair Weather. Read Divine Service. Water on board 12,156 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 38.38S Long 15.26E.

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Monday December 14th 1807.
C&D EbS½S 180. Increasing breezes throughout with pleasant Weather. People under the Boatswain. Caulker caulking the Larboard Waterway Seams. Condemned the Old Fore Sail & Fore Royals. Put the People upon two thirds allowance of Water. Sick Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 38.52S Long 17.03E.

Tuesday December 15th 1807.
C&D S59E 192. Employed as yesterday. Exercised Small Arms. Sick List Seamen 7, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 40.21S long 20.35E.

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Wednesday December 16th 1807.
C&D E½S 150. Moderate breezes & mostly fair Weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top Sail. Sick List Seamen 8, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 40.12S Long 23.50E.

Thursday December 17th 1807.
C&D E½S 164. Fresh breezes with Hard Squally Rain in the Middle Part. People under ye Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top Sail. Served the Recruits with ½lb soap each. Sick Seamen 8, Recruits 1. Lat 40.08S Long 27.23E.

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Friday December 18th 1807.
C&D S87E 190. A Fresh Gale with hard squalls & Rain at times. Watch as necessary. Sick List Seamen 8, Recruits 2. Lat 40.14S Long 31.31E.

Saturday December 19th 1807.
C&D E½N 183. Brisk Gales with Squalls & Rain in the first & middle parts. Washed between decks. Split ye Main Top Gallant Sail Shifted with a new one. Sick List Seamen 8, Recruits 2. Lat 40.05S Long 35.29E.

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Sunday December 20th 1807.
C&D East 174. First & Middle parts a fresh Gale with squalls & Rain at times. Latter moderate & fair. No Divine Service on account of the weather. Water on board 11,306.3 Gallons. Sick Seamen 8, Recruits 3. Lat 39.39S Long 39.18E.

Monday 21st December 1807.
C&D East 126. Moderate breezes & fine weather throughout. Employed variously under the Boatswain & getting Spirits from the After Hold. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Sail. PM Confined Michael Murray, Richard Farrell, Thomas Martin, Thomas Miller & Daniel Logan Recruits for Drunkenness, fighting & insolence. Exercised small Arms. Sick Seamen 7, Recruits 2. Lat 39.29S Long 41.58E.

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Tuesday 22nd December 1807.
C&D S85E 148. Pleasant Gales mostly fair weather. Employed as yesterday. PM Punished Michael Murray, Thomas Miller & Thomas Martin for Drunkenness & Riotous Behaviour. Sick List Seamen 7, Recruit 1. Lat 39.46S Long 45.09E.

Wednesday 23rd December 1807.
C&D V83E 175. Fresh breezes & mostly fair Weather. Watch as Requisite. Pumped Ship 12 inches. Condemned the Old Main Top Gallant Sail. PM Parted Company the Sir William Pulteney & Union for Bombay. Sick List Seamen 7, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 39.23S Long 48.54E.

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Thursday December 24th 1807.
C&D East 188. First part fresh breezes & Squally. Latter moderate & fair. Shortened Sail for ye Glory. Employed hauling the sails up to dry & under the boatswain. Sick List Seamen 7, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 39.12S Long 52,56E.

Friday December 25th 1807.
C&D S85E 95. First Part moderate Breezes & Cloudy Weather. Middle & Latter light variable Airs & fair weather. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 39.05S Long 54.58E.

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Saturday December 26th 1807.
C&D S87E 188. Fresh Breezes & pleasant Weather throughout. People under ye Boatswain. AM Washed between decks and Exercised great Guns and small Arms. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Studding Sail. Signl. for Longitude by Observation. Diana 54.10, Ann 54.2, Sarah Christ[iana]: 54.37, Northampton 54.0. Sick List Seamen 6, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 59.10S Long 59.00E.

Sunday December 31st 1807.
C&D EbN½N 163. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather, decreasing towards the Latter Part. AM Performed Divine Service. Water remaining 10,479 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 5, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 31.31S Long 63.19E.

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Monday December 28th 1807.
C&D EbN½N 91. Light breezes & fine Weather. AM Set up ye Mizzen Fore Top Mast Rigging, otherwise under the Boatswain . Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail. Sick List Seamen 3, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 38.02S Long 67.55E.

Tuesday December 29th 1807.
C&D N81E 104. First Part light Airs, Middle & Latter moderate Breezes. Fair Weather throughout. People under the Boatswain as requisite. Shifted Fore & Main Top Sail tyes. Sick List Seamen 3, Recruit 1, Lascars 3. Lat 37.57S Long 66.21E.

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Wednesday 30th December 1807.
C&D N76E 125. Moderate Breezes & pleasant Weather. Employed under ye Boatswain as most useful. Exercised Small Arms. Caulker caulking in the Orlop Deck. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 37.40S Long 68.54E.

Thursday December 31st 1807.
C &D N42E 142. First Part light variable winds, Latter fresh Breezes with Squalls & Rain. Watch as necessary. Sick List Seaman 1, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. No observation for Latitude. Lat 35.53S Long 70.52E.

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Friday January 1st 1808.
C&D N25E 196. Fresh Breezes with Squalls in the Middle Part. People under the Boatswain as Requisite. Caulker on ye Orlop Deck. Reinstated Robert Pollard as Acting Sergeant. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 32.56S Long 72.35E.

Saturday January 2nd 1808. C&D NNE¾E 195. Fresh Breezes with fine Weather. Cleaned between decks otherwise as requisite. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Hard gusts. Squally rain at times. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit1, Lascars 2. Lat 30.08S Long 74.12E.

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Sunday January 3rd. 1808.
C&D N25E 185. Fresh Breezes throughout with Squally Rain. AM Shifting ye Main Sail with ye 2nd Best. The state of ye Weather prevented Divine Service. Water on board 9,632 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 27.20S Long 75.39E.

Monday January 4th 1808.
C&D NNE¾E 41. Fresh Breezes with Squalls & Rain at times. People under the Boatswain also shifting the Sheet Cable for ye Caulker. Caulker caulking the Pump Astern. Sick List Seamen 2, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 24.38S Long 77.28E.

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Tuesday January 5th 1808.
C&D N20E 147. Fresh Breezes & fine Weather for the most Part. Variously employed under ye Boatswain. Caulker in the Orlop Deck. Sick List Seaman 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. The sun nearly vertical had no observation. Lat 22.34S Long 78.22E.

Wednesday January 6th 1808.
C&D N52W 126. First & Middle Part Squally with Rain. Latter moderate & fair. Employed as yesterday. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail. Sick List as yesterday. Lat 20.22S Long 78.09E.

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Thursday January 7th 1808.
C&D N10W 135. Moderate Breezes with Squalls & rain at times. People as requisite. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail. Caulkers on the Orlop Deck. AM Shifted ye Old Mizzen Top Gallant Sail with ye 2nd Best. Sick List Seaman 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1.Lat 18.11S Long 77.45E.

Friday January 8th 1808.
C&D N10W 121. Moderate Breezes with fair Weather. Employed as most useful under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday. Caulker caulking ye Waterway Seams on the Poop. Received the Red Jackets of ye Recruits. PM Punished James Tounay for Theft 1 Dozen Lashes. Sick List Seaman 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 16.08S Long 77.23E.

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Saturday 9th January 1808.
C&D N2E 144. Moderate Trade and mostly fair Weather. Washed between decks and exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List as yesterday. Lat 13.37S Long 77.28E.

Sunday January 10th 1808.
C&D N9E 135. Moderate Breezes & pleasant Weather for the most Part. At 3pm Mr Jobson (Cadet) fell overboard from the Main Top and was unfortunately drowned. Hove too & sent a Boat after him. At 4 ye boat returned without him. At 5pm Punished Turtle Nelson (Sailmaker) & Andrew Anderson (Seaman) with 1 dozen each for thieving water out of the Captain’s Jars. AM Read Divine Service. Water on board 6,703 Gallons. Sick List Seaman 1, Recruit 1, Lascar 1. Lat 11.19S Long 77.50E.

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Monday January 11th 1808.
C&D N7E 120. For the most Part moderate Breezes and fair. People employed as necessary. Sailmaker making a Main Deck Awning. Bent the Driver. AM Took an Inventory of the effects of the late Mr Jobson. Caulkers in the Orlop Deck. Sick Seaman 1, Lascars 2. Lat 9.09S Long 78.05E.

Tuesday January 12th 1808.
C&D N13E 74. Light Trades and fair Weather. Employed making Matts etc. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick List Seaman 1, Lascars 2. Lat 8.12S Long 78.21E.

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Wednesday January 13th 1808.
C&D EbN 10. Light variable Airs fair Weather. AM Set the Main Top Mast & Top Gallant rigging up. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick List as before. Lat 7.52S Long 78.31E.

Thursday January 14th 1808.
C&D ENE 31. Light airs with fair Weather. AM Shifted ye Fore Sail and Fore Main Top Sails with ye Old Ones. Caulker caulking the Starboard Side. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick List Lascars 2. Lat 7.45S Long 78.50E.

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Friday January 15th 1808.
C&D N57E 25. Light Airs variable with Calms. Fair Weather. Employed Rattling down the Rigging afresh etc. Tradesmen as before. Sick List Lascars 2. Lat 7.38S long 79.11E.

Saturday January 16th 1808.
C&D N57E 35. Light variable breezes with Rain in the Middle Part. People as Requisite. AM cleaned between decks. Exercised great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List Lascars 1. Lat 7.13S Long 79.40E.

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Sunday January 17th 1808.
C&D N11E 30. First Part Calm, Middle & Latter light variable Winds with Rain at times. The unsettled State of the Weather prevented Divine Service. Water on board 7,734 Gallons. Sick List Seaman 1, Lascar 1. Lat 7.14S long 80.10E.

Monday January 18th 1808.
C&D N59E 54. Light variable Winds with Squalls and Rain in the First & Middle Parts. Employed under the Boatswain. Caulkers on the Orlop. Sick List Seamen 2, Lascar 1. No Observation for Latitude. Lat 6.44S Long 80.56E.

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Tuesday January 19th 1808.
C&D N54E 79. Moderate Breezes with Rain in ye first part. People under ye Boatswain as requisite. Taken aback. Sailmaker on the Main Deck Awning. Pumped Ship 13 inches. Sick List Seamen 2, Lascar 1. Lat 5.57S Long 82.01E.

Wednesday January 20th 1808.
C&D N58E 58. Variable Winds with Squalls & Rain in the First & Middle Parts Latter light Airs with Calms. Sailmaker and Caulker as per days past. People as most useful under the Boatswain. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascar 1. Lat 5.21S Long 82.50E.

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Thursday January 21st 1808.
C&D N55E 68. Variable Winds, most part fair Weather. Employed under ye Boatswain & as necessary. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd Best Main Top Sail. Sick List Seamen 4, Lascars 2.

Friday January 22nd 1808.
C&D N41E 65. Variable Breezes with Squalls & Rain in the middle Part. People under the Boatswain. Caulker caulking the Larboard Side. Sick List Seamen 4, Lascars 2. Lat 3.59S Long 84.23E.

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Saturday January 23rd 1808.
C&D S73E 31. Light Winds increasing towards the latter part. Washed between decks & Exercised Great Guns & small Arms. Tradesmen as yesterday. Saw a Strange Sail bearing EbS. Sick List Seamen 4, Lascars 2. Lat 4.14S Long 84.53E.

Sunday January 24th 1808.
C&D N60E 80. First Part light Breezes & fair Weather. Middle & Latter variable unsettled Weather. A swell from the SW. No Divine Service on account of the Weather. Water on board 6,759 Gallons. Sick List Seamen 2, Lascar1. Lat 3.41 Long 86.02E.

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Monday January 25th 1808.
C&D N49E 138. Variable Winds with Squalls & Rain. Watch as requisite. Caulker in the Orlop. At 11pm Split the Main Top Sail Fore Top Gallant Sail & Jibb. Shifted them with ye 2nd Best. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 2. No observation for Time or Latitude. Lat 2.10S long 87.45E.

Tuesday January 26th 1808.
C&D N66E 69. First Part moderate & fair, Middle & Latter variable with Rain at times. A Strange Sail bearing E½S hull down. Commander Blue Light SSE 1¾. Employed as most useful. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Fore Top Gallant Sail & Jibb. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 2. Lat 1.42S Long 88.66E.

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Wednesday January 27th 1808.
C&D N79E 31. First part cloudy with Rain Latter fair. Employed as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the Old Jibb. At noon the Strange Sail S½E Dist. about 4 Miles. Sick List Seamen 4, Lascars 2. Lat 1.36S Long 89.26E.

Thursday January 28th 1808.
C&D S87E 26. Light Breezes with Calms in the latter part. People as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Sail. Caulker caulking the Larboard Side. At noon the Strange Sail SEbE½E. hull down. Calm Signl. 168 Sent a Boat on board the Commander. Sick List Seamen 5, Lascars 2. Lat 1.58S Long 89.46E.

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Friday January 29th 1808.
C&D N17E 21. Light Airs and fine Weather. Calm. Sailmaker middle stitching the Best Fore Top Sail. People as requisite. PM Shifted the Old Main Top Sail with the Old One. PM Opened two of the Company’s Arm Chests for the use of the Recruits. Sick List Seamen 4, Recruit 1m Lascars 2. Lat 1.40S Long 89.52E.

Saturday January 30th 1808.
C&D N23E 81. Light Breezes & fair Weather. Washed between decks. The 2 Strangers prove to be the H.C. Ships Sir William Pulteney & Union. At 6pm Departed this life Mr William Sweetenham Cadet. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List Seamen 4, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 0.16S Long 90.24E.

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Sunday January 31st 1808.
C&D N40E 72. Moderate Breezes & pleasant Weather. AM Read Divine Service. At 2pm Committed the Body of the Deceased to ye Deep. PM took an Inventory of the Effects of the Deceased. Water on board 3,631 Gallons. Sick List Seamen , Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 0.19N Long 91.10E.

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Monday February 1st 1808.
C&D NEbE 82. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. Employed as most useful. Sailmaker middle stitching the Fore Top Sail. Caulker caulking under the Fore Chains. Exercised Small Arms. Sent a Boat on Board the Commander. Sick List Seamen 3, Recruit 1, Lascars 2. Lat 1.03N Long 92.8E.

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Tuesday February 2nd 1808.
C&D N38E 75. Light Breezes & Hazy Weather. Employed making Matts etc. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd Best Fore Sail. Caulker caulking the Bows. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars2. Lat 1,59N Long 93.04E.

Wednesday February 3rd 1808.
C&D N22E 40. Light Airs and fine Weather. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 2. Lat 2.20N Long 93.19E.

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Thursday February 4th 1808.
C&D North 17. Light Airs. Calms at times. Tradesmen as per days past.Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 2. Lat 2.50N Long 93,17E.

Friday February 5th 1808.
C&D NbW½W 20. Light Airs and Calms, fair Weather. Shifted the Jibb with the Old One. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Jibb. Caulker as yesterday. Departed this Life Sumonalli [Semon Malay in list] a Lascar. Committed his body to the deep. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 2. Lat 3.15N Long 93.13E.

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Saturday February 6th 1808.
C&D NW 50. Light Winds with Rain in the Latter Part. People as requisite. AM Washed between decks & Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List Seamen 2, Lascars 2. Lat 4.04N Long 92.38E.

Sunday 7th February 1808.
C&D N49W 61. Saw a Strange Sail bearing NW. Moderate breezes variable with Rain at times. AM Read Divine Service. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 2. Lat 5.01N Long 91.52E.

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Monday February 8th 1808.
C&D N66W 39. Light Winds & fair Weather. Employed repairing the Boarding Nettings etc. Shifted the Main Top Mast Stay Sail with the 2nd Best. Sailmaker repairing the Old One. Under easy Sail during these 24 hours. Sick List as yesterday. Lat 5.40N Long 91.16E.

Tuesday February 9th 1808.
C&D N70W 46. Light Breezes with Calms in the first part. People under ye Boatswain repairing the Boarding Nettings etc. Gunner painting the Starboard Side. Caulker on the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Mast Stay Sail. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 2. Lat 6.06N Long 90.33E.

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Wednesday February 10th 1808.
C&D N65W 100. Fresh Breezes with fine Weather. Employed as yesterday under ye Boatswain. Tradesmen as per Days past. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 3. Lat 7.38N Long 88.07E.

Thursday February 11th 1808.
C&D NWbW 145. Fresh Breezes & fair Weather. Employed as per Days past. Caulker caulking the Yawl. Sent Boat on board Commander. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 3. Lat 8.44 (obs) Long 86.06E.

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Friday February 12th 1808.
C&D N46W 142. Moderate Breezes with Squalls in the Middle Part. People as yesterday. Caulker on the Gun Deck. Sick List Seamen 3, Lascars 3. Lat 10.23N Long 84.23E.

Saturday February 13th 1808.
C&D ----. Moderate breezes & fine Weather. At sunset the Extremes of the Land at NWbN to SSW½W. Negapatnam [now Negapattinam] Flag Staff WSW Dist off shore about 6 or 7 Miles. At noon, the Flag Staff at Tranguebar [now Tharangambadi] bearing NWbW Dist 4 or 5 Miles. AM Bent the Bower Cables & unstowed the Anchors. Punished George Platt (Ship’s Cook) with 2 Dozen Lashes for insolence & Disobeying Orders. Sick List as yesterday. Lat & Long ----.

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Sunday February 14th 1808.
C&D ----. Light Land & Sea Breezes with fair Weather. At Sunrise Tranguebar bore S½E. Extremes of the Land at South to NNW. Dist. off shore 6 or 7 Miles. At noon the Extremes of the Land at NNW to SbW½W. Dist. off shore at 7 or 8 Miles, Working Short Tacks all the morning prevented Divine Service. Lat & Long ----.

Monday February 15th 1808.
C&D ----. Light variable Breezes & fine Weather. People under ye Boatswain. Caulker as per days past. Sailmaker reducing the Royals. PM Confined in Irons William Edwards (Recruit) for Drunkenness & Riotous Conduct. Signl. to Tack. Confined John Watts, James Hopes & Thomas Gale for the same Offence. At Sunrise the Extremes of the Land at NW½N to SW Dist. 4 or 5 leagues. At noon the Extremes of the Land at NNWbN to WNW. Dist. off shore about 4 or 5 leagues. At noon Punished William Edwards with 1 dozen lashes for the above Offence & pardoned ye others. Lat (obs) 11.45N Long ----.

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Tuesday February 16th 1808.
C&D ----. Light Airs variable throughout. At Sunset the Extremes of the Land at NWbN to WbS Dist. 6 or 7 leagues. At Sunrise the Extremes of the Land at NNW½W to SWbW. Dist 9 or 10 Miles. At 8am Sadras bore W½N about 6 Miles. At noon the Extremes of the Land N¼E to SW. Dist. off shore about 4 Miles. Taken aback. Inspected the Recruit’s Necessaries. Sick List Seamen 4, Lascars 4. Lat & Long ----.

Wednesday February 17th 1808.
C&D ----. Light Airs & fair Weather. At Sunset the Extremes of the Land at SW½W to NbW½W Dist. of shore 5 or 6 Miles. The Mount [St Thomas Mount] NNW½W. At 9 Saw the Madras light NNW. Stood in for the Roads & anchored a little before 12 in 10 fms. At 10am Weighed & run into 8½ fms, Moored. The Flag Staff SW off shore 1½ Miles. Down Top Gallant Yards. Landed all the Company’s Recruits. Found here The Culloden, Admiral Pellew, Powerful, Dover & Victor, Men of War and the Airly Castle, [Lord] Hawkesbury, Worcester & [Earl] Howe, East Indiamen. The Powerful sent & pressed Abraham Butler & David Mathews Seamen. Log 36 Hours. Lat & Long ----.

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Thursday February 18th 1808.
Light Land & Sea breezes with pleasant weather. Employed hauling the Company’s Cable from the Main Hold to get at the Madras Cargo otherwise under the Boatswain blacking the Bends etc. Capt. & Officers on Board. Pumped Ship 12 inches.

Friday.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. Employed in the Main Hold as per day past & otherwise under the Boatswain about the Rigging. Officers as yesterday. I [the Captain] left the Ship.

Saturday 20th.
Land & Sea Breezes with fine Weather. Employed delivering Private Trade otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Sail. Caulker caulking the Gun Deck. AM Pumped Ship 11½ inches. All Officers on Board.

Sunday 21st.
Land & Sea Breezes with hot sultry Weather. Cleared Ship above & below, otherwise as necessary. AM Pumped Ship 9 inches. Sent 3 Lascars to Hospital. Sailed H.M.S. Culloden Rear Admiral Pellew with H.C.S. Union & Sir William Pulteney.

Monday 28th February.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. Employed delivering Private Trade, Received 4 Casks of Water. P.S. 10 inches.

Tuesday 23rd February.
Light Breezes with fine Weather. Employed variously under the Boatswain and delivering Private Trade etc. P.S. 10 inches. Officers all on Board AM Sailed H.M.S. Dover with ye H.C.S. Lord Hawkesbury, Earl Howe & Airly Castle. PM Confined Andres Nelson, Seaman for Theft. Officers all on Board.

Wednesday 24th.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Water & delivering Private Trade, otherwise variously under the Boatswain. AM cleared Hawse. PM Confined Nugger Lascar for Insolence & refusing to Work. All Officers on Board.

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Northampton at Madras

Thursday February 25th 1808.
Light Winds variable with pleasant Weather. Received some Water. Employed delivering Private Trade, otherwise variously employed under ye Boatswain and as most necessary. All Officers on Board.

Friday February 26th.
Land & Sea Breezes. Employed in delivering Bars of Iron on Acct of the Hon’ble Company. And Goods on Freight. Visited the Ship. AM Punished Andres Nelson, Seaman for Theft. All Officers on Board.

Saturday February 27th.
Light Winds mostly at ye Southward & fine Weather. Employed delivering company’s Iron & otherwise in the Hold stowing Butts.

Sunday 28th February.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as yesterday. Received on board some Water. PM Sailed hence H.M.S. Powerful.

Monday February 29th 1808.
Land & Sea Breezes. Employed delivering Company’s Iron otherwise as necessary. Arrived H.M.S. Greyhound. All Officers on Board.

Tuesday 1st March.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. Employed as per day past. Sailed H.M.S. Monmouth in Compy H.C.S. Worcester & Four Transports. All Officers on Board.

Wednesday 2nd.
Moderate Breezes & fine Weather at Southward & Westward. Employed as yesterday. Received some Water.

Thursday 3rd.
Fresh Breezes at Southward. Employed in the first part delivering Company Iron, latter putting the Ship to ro rights. Received some Water.

Friday 4th February.
Moderate Land & Sea Breezes with fine Weather. Received some Water on Board otherwise paying the Cables into the Hold & clearing the Orlop Deck for ye Troops. AM P.S. 11 inches.

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Northampton towards Bengal

Saturday March 3rd 1808.
Moderate Land & Sea Breezes in the first Part. Employed receiving Passengers & Soldiers Baggage & getting the Ship ready for Sea,

Sunday March 6th.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. Received on Board a Detachment of his Majesty’s 14th Regt. consisting of Officers, Non Commissioned & Privates 315, Women 11, children 13. At 6am Signl. at H.M.S. Russell to unmoor, ditto unmoored. At 7am Crossed Top Gallant Yards. At 8 Signl to Weigh, ditto Weighed & Made Sail. At 10 Hove too. At noon the Flag Staff of Fort St George bore WbS. The Mount SWbS Dist. off shore 5 or 6 miles. Ships in Company H.M.S. Russell Admiral Drury & Hon Compy Ships Glory, Sarah Christiana, Diana and Ann. Draft of Water Fwd 15.3 Aft 16ft.

Monday March 7th 1808.
Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. Employed as necessary. At noon the Flag Staff bore WbS dist. off shore 4 or 5 Miles. Joined the ship Mr Henry Bull as Midshipman. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 28.

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Northampton towards Bengal

Tuesday 8th March 1808.
At 11pm Came to an Anchor with the Best Bower in 5 fms Water. Masulipatam bearing NWbN. Commander showing a blue light. Extremes of the Land at SWbS to North. Dist. off shore about 5 or 6 Miles. Sent a Boat with an Officer on Board Commander. Received Orders to assist in disembarking the Troops from the H.C.S. Ann. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 31.

Wednesday 9th March 1808.
Light Breezes & far Weather. At Sunset he Flag Staff of Masulipatam [The East India Company’s first factory in India] bore WNW Dist. 6 or 7 Miles. Extremes of the Land at SWbW to NEbN. At 10am Saw the Land the Northernmost Point bearing NE½N. At noon Land not in sight. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 31.

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Northampton towards Bengal

Thursday March 10th 1808.
Variable Winds in the First & Middle Parts. Latter steady breezes. Fair Weather throughout. People as requisite. At 4pm Saw the Land bearing at N to NNE. Taken aback. At Sunset the Extremes of the Land at NbW½W to NNE Dist 8 or 9 Miles. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 31.

Friday March 11th 180.
Moderate Breezes & pleasant Weather. Employed as requisite. PM Confined James Murray, Seaman for Stealing a Watch. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 31.

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Northampton towards Bengal

Saturday 12th March 1808.
Moderate breezes & fair Weather. Employed as requisite. PM Punished James Murray with 2 dozen lashes for the before mentioned Offence. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 28. Course NE.

Sunday March 13th 1808.
Light Airs & fair Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 28. Course NE.

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Northampton towards Bengal

Monday March 14th 1808.
Light Breezes with fine Weather. Employed as most useful. At 8pm Departed this life Job Tomkins Private of H.M. 14th Regt. At 8am committed his body to the Deep. Sick List Seamen 5, Soldiers 27. Course NE.

Tuesday March 15th 1808.
Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. At half past 8 Mr Harris, Pilot came on Board & took charge of the Ship. At 10am The Buoy of the Eastern Reef SWbS2. At half past 10 Saw the Island of Saugor NbW. At 11 passed the Upper Buoy of the Gasper. At noon passed Saugor Island. At half past noon passed the Communication Buoy. At 3pm Came to an Anchor with Kedge.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Wednesday March 16th 1808.
First Part fresh Breezes, latter more moderate at SW to WSW. At 8am Weighed & made Sail across the Flatts. At 9 passed Mud Point, at half past 11 Diamond Harbour. At half past 1pm crossed the James & Mary. At 9pm Came too with the Best Bower in the Lower part of Garden Reach in 9 fms.

Thursday March 17th.
First part light Breeze variable, latter hard Squalls North & West. At half past 4am Weighed & Kedged to ye Middle of the Reach & Anchored in 7 fms. At 2pm weighed & Kedged up to Champaul G haus & anchored with ye Best Bower in 6 fms. Disembarked the Troops. At 7 a violent Squall at ye NW, brought our anchor home, let go a second Anchor, veered away to about 30 fms of Cable, but it not bringing her up, drove on the Edge of the Bank above Champaul G haus. At half past 7 the Ebb making, got off, hove up the Best Bower. At 12 hove short on ye small Bower ----. In ye quall lost our Cutter.

Friday March 18th 1808.
Variable Winds & unsettled Weather with Thunder & Lightning. At 4am Found our small Bower Anchor foul of the Moorings off Champaul G haus. At 7am The Ann drove on Board of us & carried away our Jibboom, Starboard Bumkin, Dolphin Striker etc. Came a Kedge out with ye small Bower about 15 fms from ye clench, & hauled out into ye Stream, Weighed the Kedge & let go the Best Bower & Kedged down to just above the Fort, Struck Top Gallant Masts & Yards.

Saturday 19th.
First Part light Breezes at SW, latter Squally with Rain, Thunder & Lightning. At 7am Weighed & dropped down to Kedrapore. At 9 Anchored in 7 fms. At 10 Mr Macoy, Harbour Master’s Assistant came on Board & took the Ship to the Moorings. Moored with two ends of the small Bower for headfasts & Bower & hawse a stern, loosed ye Sails to dry. Left ye Ship. Sent all ye Lascars on Shore.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Sunday March 20th.
First & Middle parts light Breezes at Southward & Westward, latter part Rain with Lightning etc. Washed the Decks above & below, loosed the Sails to dry unbent them and put them below, otherwise as most useful. Officers all on Board. Entered on Board as a Boy. James

Monday March 21st.
Light & variable. Employed hauling the Ships Cables out of the Hold. Delivering Soldiers Baggage and Ammunition otherwise under ye Boatswain. Striking Yards & Top Masts & Stripping ye Rigging. Officers all on Board.

Tuesday 22nd March.
Light Winds, variable with Rain in the Latter part. Employed delivering Cordage on Acct of the Hon Compy & under ye Boatswain. Striking the Fore Mast and Mizzen Mast, otherwise as most useful. Bent the Spare Cable to ye Best Bower Anchor.

Wednesday 23rd March 1808.
Light Airs & Calms with fine Weather. Employed delivering Cargo on Acct of the Hon Company, Goods on Freight & Private Trade. Officers all on Board.

Thursday 24th March.
Light Breezes to ye Southward with fine pleasant Weather. Employed as yesterday. All Officers on Board.

Friday 25th March.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. Employed delivering Goods on Freight, Private Trade & under ye Boatswain rigging the Fore & Mizzen Mast. Officers as yesterday.

Saturday 26th.
Moderate Breezes at Southward & Westward with fine Weather. Employed delivering Company’s Cargo, Goods on Freight & Private Trade. All Officers on Board.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Sunday March 27th 1808.
Hot Sultry Weather with light Breezes at Southward & Westward. Employed as yesterday. Struck the Main Yard. All Officers on Board. Struck ye Guns into ye Hold.

Monday March 28th.
Light Breezes at S’ward & W’ward. Employed delivering Lead & Iron on Acct of the Hon Compy & under ye Boatswain, Rigging. PS 13 inches. Sailmaker on ye Main Top Sail.

Tuesday 29th March.
Variable Winds with hot sultry Weather for ye most part. Employed in ye first par delivering Iron on Acct of the Hon Compy & under the Boatswain about ye Rigging, otherwise preparing the Ship for going into the Dock. Sailmaker as before. Caulker in the Gunroom.

Wednesday 30th.
Moderate Breezes variable Weather. At 8am Mr Potter, Pilot came on Board & took charge of ye Ship. At 10 Slipt our Bridles into 2 B--- & dropped & Anchored abreast of Kidd Dock. 11 Weighed & hauled alongside ye Dock. At 2pm the Diana hauled out & at half past 2 we hauled into W. Kidds Dock [Dry Dock]. Stripped ye Mainmast. Capt. & Officers on Board.

Thursday 31st March 1808.
Light Breezes & fine Weather in ye first part. Latter variable with Squalls & Rain from ye Northward. Employed in the Forenoon about ye Main Rigging. At 11am W. Kidd Master Ship Builder & Mr Brown Assistant inspected ye Ships Bottom & found alright but a few pieces of Copper off. At 2pm let the Water into the Dock. At half past 3 The Ship floated. Cast off the Shores & hauled out & dropped down to abreast of our Moorings & Came too with ye Small Bower. At 6 The Ebb making, Weighed & hauled in & moored Ship as before at Kedrapore.

Friday 1st April 1808.
First part hard Squalls & Rain at N’ward & W’ward. Latter light Breezes variable. Employed variously in the Hold and under the Boatswain. Received a Coil Hawser of 60 fms, carried it out for a Shore fast astern. All Officers on Board.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Saturday April 2nd 1808.
Light Airs & fine Weather. Wind Westerly. Employed in te Main Hold lifting the Kentledge & clearing the Limbers, otherwise under the Boatswain . & variously about ye Ship. Received one Anchor on Board. Confined Thomas Williams Quarter Master for leaving the Ship without leave. Officers as yesterday. Sent ye Ship’s Steward to ye Hospital.

Sunday 3rd April.
Washed decks otherwise as necessary under the Boatswain. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd. Caulking ye Orlop.

Monday 4th April.
Light Breezes & fine Weather. Wind as yesterday. Employed variously about ye Ship. Employed variously clearing the Orlop & Setting up ye Main Rigging. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. Caulking the Steerage & Lazretta. Released Thomas Williams on his promising to behave better. All Officers on Board.

Tuesday April 5th 1808.
Light Airs & fine Weather. Employed under ye Boatswain about the Rigging, laying dunnage etc. Received some Redwood for dunnage & otherwise variously employed about ye Ship. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Wednesday 6th.
Light Airs with Calms at times. Received some Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Employed paying the Cables into ye After Hold for watering the Orlop Deck. At 4pm Mr Kidd came on Board & watered the Ship found all tight. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail, Boatswain with a Gang about the Rigging & ye Caulkers on the Waist Deck. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd. Entered on Board as Seamen John Bussey, John Murphy, Thomas Burchell & John Stewart as Ordinary.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Thursday 7th April 1808.
Moderate Breeze in the first part at S’ward & W’ward, latterly inclinable to Calms. Employed rousing the Cables out of the Hold, Converted the outer best bower to a small & ye outer Sheet to a Best Bower. Received two hundred Bags of Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Boatswain and ---- employed as most useful. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail. Caulkers on ye Bends. Officers as before.

Friday 8th April.
Variable Winds with Calms at times and hot sultry Weather. Employed in the Hold stowing Sugar and under the Boatswain about ye Rigging, the Top Masts etc. Caulkers as before. Officers on Board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Saturday 9th April 1808.
Moderate Breezes variable with thick cloudy Weather and Lightning at N’ward & W’ward in the Latter Part. Received some Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy otherwise in the Hold stowing & Beating it. Boatswain with a Gang about the Rigging. Other Tradesmen as per days past. Officers as before.

Sunday 10th April.
Thick Cloudy Weather with ye Wind at SW. Washed decks above & below, otherwise as most useful. All Officers on Board.

Monday 11th April.
Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. Employed in ye Hold stowing & beating Sugar & under the Boatswain about the Rigging. Officers as yesterday.

Tuesday 12th April.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed delivering Iron & Lead on Acct of the Hon Compy & receiving Sugar on Acct of ditto. Otherwise under ye Boatswain. Caulkers on ye Bends. Officers as before.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Wednesday 13th April 180.
Variable Winds fair Weather. Employed clearing the Fore Hold for Cargo. Received on Board some Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy & Redwood for Dunnage & Gang under ye Boatswain. Caulkers as before. Officers all on Board

Thursday 14th.
Winds variable with fine Weather in the first Part, Latterly Cloudy with Thunder & Lightning at N’ward. Received some Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Employed Stowing & beating it. A Gang under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Old Driver. Officers as before.

Friday 15th April.
Moderate Breezes variable with Cloudy Weather & Rain at times. Received some Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Employed as yesterday in every department. All Officers on Board. Sent Reuben Warden Seaman to ye Hospital.

Saturday 16th April 1808.
Light Winds at SW with fine pleasant Weather. Employed at stowing & Beating Sugar & about ye Rigging under the Boatswain. Sent some Empty Butts out of the Ship. All Officers on Board.

Sunday 17th April.
Moderate Breezes at SW with pleasant Weather. Washed the Decks Fore & Aft. Received 200 Bags of Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. All Officers on Board.

Monday 18th April.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. Employed in the Hold stowing Sugar etc. A Gang under ye Boatswain . All Officers on Board.

Tuesday 19th.
Wind at S’ward & W’ward with pleasant Weather. Employed in the Hold & various parts of the Ship. The Boatswain as for Days past. Sailmaker on the Old Driver. Caulker caulking under the Chauks of the Booms. Officers as before.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Wednesday 20th April 1808.
Moderate Breezes and fine Weather. Wind at SWbW. Received some Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Employed in the Hold as yesterday. The Boatswain with a Gang. Sailmaker on the Mizzen Top Sail. Caulker blacking the Bends. Run from the Ship Joannes Shefferman, Seaman. Officers as yesterday.

Thursday 21st April.
Light Breezes at S’ward & W’ward with pleasant Weather. Employed in the Hold. Fidded the Fore & Main Top Masts. Crossed the Top Sail Yards & swayed ye Fore Yard up, otherwise setting up the Top Mast Rigging & rattling down. Sailmaker as yesterday. All Officers on Board.

Friday 22nd.
Moderate Breezes & fine Eather, Wind at South. Employed in the Hold filling Water. A Gang with ye Boatswain about ye Rigging. Swayed the Main Yard up.

Saturday 23rd April 1808.
Fresh Breezes, Wind as yesterday. Employed variously about the Ship, beating Sugar etc. All Officers on Board.

Sunday 24th April.
Fresh Breezes at W. with fine Weather. Washed the Decks above & below. Officers as yesterday.

Monday 25th April.
Moderate Breezes at S’ward & W’ward with pleasant Weather. Employed setting the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Otherwise in the Hold. All Officers on Board.

Tuesday 26th April.
Fresh Breezes & Cloudy Weather from the W’ward. Received some Bales of Sun on acct of the Hon Compy, otherwise stowing as a Gang under the Boatswain.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Wednesday 27th April 1808.
Fresh Breezes at S’ward & W’ward with fine Weather. Employed receiving Bales of Sunn & Cotton on the Act of the Hon Compy & in the Hold. The Boatswain with a Gang. Officers all on Board.

Thursday 28th April.
Wind & Rain as yesterday. Employed in the Hold. Received some Bales of Cotton on Acct of the Hon Compy & otherwise under ye Boatswain as necessary. Officers as yesterday.

Friday 29th April.
Fresh Gales at S’ward with hard Squalls at times. Employed in the Hold stowing Cotton & racking the Water off. The Boatswain about the Rigging. Officers as before.

Saturday 30th.
Hard Gales at S’ward with fine Weather. Employed in the Hold stowing Cotton & beating Sugar. Caulker caulking the Quarter Deck. Officers as yesterday.

Sunday May 1st 1808.
In the first part fresh Gales, latterly more moderate with fine Weather. Washed decks above & below. Officers all on Board.

Monday May 2nd.
Fresh Breezes at SbW with clear Weather, latterly Squally at NW with some Rain. Received some Cotton on Acct of the Hon Compy. Employed in the Hold, as necessary about the Ship.

Tuesday May 3rd.
Light Breezes variable for ye most part fair Weather. Employed stowing Cotton in the Hold & Striking Butts of Water into ye Hold, otherwise as requisite. Caulker caulking the Quarter Deck. Officers all on Board.

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Northampton at Kedrapore [Chandrapur].

Wednesday 4th May 1808.
Light Airs & pleasant Weather the first part, latterly Squally & Cloudy at West to North with Thunder & Lightning. Employed in the Hold stowing Cotton. Boatswain about the Rigging. Officers as yesterday.

Thursday 5th May.
Light Airs at S’ward with hot sultry Weather. Employed as yesterday. Received the Ship’s Store Rice. Officers as before.

Friday 6th May.
Light Airs with Calms at times. AM Bent the Fore Sail, Fore Top Sail and Mizzen Top Sail, otherwise as necessary Stowing Cotton, beating Sugar etc. Officers all on Board.

Saturday 7th May 1808.
Light Breezes at S’ward with pleasant Weather. Bent the Main Top Sail, Jibb, Fore Stay Sail & Mizzen. Received some Water, otherwise as most useful. Officers all on board

Sunday 8th May.
Moderate breezes & fine Weather. Employed washing Decks above & below, & receiving the Ships Raft. Departed this Life while on liberty at Calcutta, Andres Nelson (Seaman) & run from the Ship John Williams our Boatswain’s Mate. Officers all on Board.

Monday 9th.
Wind at SbE with fine Weather. Employed receiving Ship’s Stores and getting the Ship ready for going down the River. Draft of Water Fwd 16.10 Aft 16.11. Officers all on Board.

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Northampton in the River Hooghly.

Tuesday 10th May 1808.
Fresh Breezes at SWbS with fine Weather. At 6am Mr Johnstone Pilot came on Board & took charge of the Ship, between 7 & 8 Cast off our moorings at Kedrapore, dropped into the Stream & Anchored in 7 fms Water . At half past 3pm weighed & dropped down to ye lower part of Garden Reach & came too. Entered on Board H.M.S. Bombay John Williams, Gunner’s Mate & run from the ship Ephraim Blaine & Frederick Young. Departed this Life Magness Dugwell, Butcher. Officers all on Board.

Wednesday 11th.
Fresh Breezes at SW with clear Weather. At Daylight weighed & Kedged down to Budge Budge & came too with ye Bower in 5½ fms. At 4pm weighed & dropped down to a little above Willabury and came too in 6½ fms. All Officers on Board.

Thursday 12th May 1808.
Fresh Breezes at SW to SSW with hard squalls & Rain in ye latter part. At Daylight weighed & Kedged to abreast of Hogs River & came too in 6½ fms. At 4pm weighed dropped down to Fulta & Anchored in 6 fms. All Officers on Board.

Friday 13th May.
Fresh Breezes at S’ward and W’ward in the first and middle parts, latter hard Squalls at NW with Thunder & Lightning. At 4pm Sighted the Anchor & dropped a little further down. At 7pm in a Squall dropped the small Bower Anchor under foot. At 11pm it moderating weighed it. Employed in the Hold & variously about the Ship. All Officers on Board.

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Northampton at Culpee.

Thursday May 26th 1808.
Fresh Gale at SW with unpleasant Weather and rain at times. Which prevented the Sloop from laying alongside on the Flood. Employed as yesterday in the latter part. At 2pm Discharged the Sea Bird Sloop. Officers as per days past.

Friday May 27th.
First part fresh Gales with Rain at times. Middle & Latter moderate. Employed in Stowing Indigo in the Fore Hold & stowing the Lazretta, otherwise under the Boatswain variously.

Saturday 28th.
Moderate Breezes for the most part with fine Weather . Wind at SW. Employed in the Fore Hold stowing Indigo, compleating the stowage of the Lazretta & clearing the Gunroom for stowing Company Rum, also Swaying the Lower Yards higher up, & getting the preve---[?] slings on. AM Pumped Ship 11 inches. Officers on Board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Sunday May 29th 1808.
Moderate Breezes at SW with pleasant Weather. At 6am the Sloop Lord Keith hauled alongside. Employed taking on Board Rum & Paddy for St. Helena on Acct of the Hon Compy, otherwise as most useful. Draft of Water PM Fwd 18.1 Aft 17.1. Officers as yesterday.

Monday May 30th.
Light Breezes at SW with fine Weather. At Daylight cleared the Hawse. At 7am Hauled alongside the Lord Keith. Employed in the Fore noon receiving Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy. PM Setting the Bobstays & Fore Rigging up, also in the Hold stowing. Officers on Board. 1st , 3rd & 4th. Draft of Water Fwd 18.1 Aft 17.6.

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Northampton at Saugor.

Tuesday May 31st.
Moderate Winds at SW with pleasant Weather.AM Cleared Hawse & set ye Main & Main top Mast rigging up. Bent the Main Sail & fore Sail & got ready for unmooring. PM Unmoored & Sighted both ye Anchors. At 6 Came too with ye sall Bower. All Officers on Board.

Wednesday June 1st.
In the first part moderate Breezes at SW with fine Weather, latter Squally with variable Winds to ye N’ward & E’ward. At Daylight Weighed & dropped down to just below the Creek & came too with ye Best Bower. At 2pm with Breeze from the N’ward got under way and made Sail. At 7pm came too with the Best Bower at the Pegosa Buoy in 5½ fms. All Officers on Board. PS 12 inches.

Thursday June 2nd 1808.
Moderate Breezes at S’ward & W’ward with fine Weather. At Daylight Weighed & worked over the East & West Flatts. At 9am came too at Cuchalee Buoy in 8 fms. The Buoy bearing SEbS. At 3pm Weighed but the Wind being so slight were obliged to come too again the Buoy bearing as before. All Officers on Board.

Friday June 3rd.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. At Daylight Weighed & worked down to Saugor Roads. & came too with the Best Bower. On the Flood, Moored the Ship. Saugor Point bearing SEbS. The Communication Buoy NW½N , Dist off shore about 2 Miles. Employed shifting the Service & as requisite. Officers as before. PM PS 12 inches.

Saturday 4th.
Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. Wind at SW. At 7am hauled alongside the Lord Keith Sloop. Employed receiving Rice from her on acct of the Hon Compy. Otherwise under the Boatswain.

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Northampton Saugor.

Tuesday June 14th 1808.
Fresh Breezes at SW½W. Hazy Weather with Squalls & Rain. In the first part employed as necessary. At 2 Sigl to Weigh, Weighed in Company with the Fleet & run up into the Saugor Roads & anchored in 9 fms. With Coves Island bearing NE. Saugor Point SE Dist. off shore 2 Miles. AM Sailed H.C.S Diana & Ann for ye River .

Wednesday June 15th.
Moderate Breezes at SW with mostly fine Weather. AM loosed the Sails to dry. Employed variously under ye Boatswain. 2pm Sighted the Anchor at let it go again as before. Pumped Ship as yesterday. Bent the Driver. AM Sealed the Guns & loaded again with Shot.

Thursday June 16th.
Light Breezes & fine Weather. Wind at SWbW loosed the Sails to dry. Employed making Nippers variously under the Boatswain. At 4pm Sighted the Anchor & hauled a little more over to ye W’ward & came too in 9 fms. Pumped Ship as before.

Friday June 17th 1808.
Wind & Weather as yesterday. Loosed the Sails to dry. Employed knotting & drawing Yarns. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Jibb. Half past 4am Sighted the Anchor. PS 13 inches. At 2am, at 8 ditto, At 2pm & at 8 ditto.

Saturday June 18th.
Variable Winds throughout with Rain in the first part. Employed as necessary under the Boatswain . PM sighted the Anchor, Sailed for ye River the H.C.S. Glory. PS as before.

Sunday June 19th.
Moderate Breezes at WSW with Cloudy Weather & rain in the first part. At Daylight got underway. Signl. from the Commander in Company with H.C.S. Ceylon & Sarah Christiana. At PS 13 inches. Crossed Top Gallant Yards. At 9am passed the Gospers Buoy. At 11 The Buoy of the Eastern Reef. P.S. 14 inches. No observation. This Log contains 12 Hours & ends at noon to begin Sea Log. Getting underway prevented Divine Service being performed.

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[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

Northampton towards St Helena

Monday June 20th 1808.
C&D SbE 73. Fresh Breezes with Squalls & Rain. Employed stowing the Anchors, unbent the Sheet Cable. At 1pm the Pilot left the Ship in 8 fms. The Eastern Reef Buoy bearing NbW. P.S. 15 inches. Sick 8. Lat 19.51N Long 88.10E.

Tuesday 21st June 1808.
C&D S15W 16. Most part fresh Breezes & unsettled Weather. Employed as yesterday & unstocking the Spare Anchor. Sick Seamen 8. Lat 19.36N Long 88.00E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Wednesday June 22nd 1808.
C&D SE 70. First & Middle parts Squally with small Rain, Latter part more moderate, hazy Weather throughout. Watch as requisite. AM Shifted the Old Jibb with the 2nd Best. Condemned the Old Jibb. [Pumping Ship every 2 hours] Signl. to keep our Stations. Sick 9 Men. Lat 19.03N Long 88.59E.

Thursday June 23rd 1808.
C&D S46E 77. In the first part hard Squalls with Rain, latter more moderate. At 7pm Shifted the Old Mizzen Top Sail with ye 2nd Best close reefed & handed it. At 6am Shifted ye Main Top sail with ye 2nd Best. Watch as necessary. Sick Seamen 7. Lat 18.14N Long 89.57E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Friday June 24th 1808.
C&D S40E 84. Moderate Breezes first part cloudy Latter fair. Employed repairing the Old Main Top Sail & drying Sails. Condemned the Old Fore Top Sail. Sick List 7. Lat 17.06N Long 90.53E.

Saturday June 25th 1808.
C&D S22E 65. First & Latter parts moderate Breezes & fair. Middle Squally with Rain . People as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the Old Mai Top Sail. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List 6. Lat 16.04N Long 91.20E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Sunday June 20th 1808.
C&D South 53. PS [every 2 hours 10 inches]. Variable & unsettled Weather throughout. The Weather being unsettled prevented Divine Service. Water on Board 7,617 Gallons. Sick List 5. Lat 15.18N Long 91.20E.

Monday June 27th 1808.
C&D S7W 35. Variable Winds & unsettled Weather throughout with hard Squalls & Rain . Employed repairing the Old Main Top Sail & as necessary. At 11pm Split the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail, Shifted it with the 2nd best. [Continue PS every 2 hours 10-14 inches]. Sick 5. At noon a Violent Squall at WSW Split ye Fore Top Mast Stay & Mizzen Sails. No observation . Lat 15.08N Long 91.16E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Tuesday June 28th 1808.
C&D N47W 65. Unsettled Weather throughout with Squalls & Rain. People as requisite. AM Shifted the Jibb with the New one. Sick 4.

Wednesday June 29th 1808.
C&D N57W 82. Fresh Breezes & mostly fine Weather. Employed variously drying the Split Sails. Sailmaker repairing the Old Jibb. Sick List 5. Lat 17.02N Long 89.15E.

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Thursday June 30th 1808.
C&D N65W. Moderate Breezes increasing towards the Latter part. Cloudy Weather. PM Unbent ye Driver. AM Shifted the Fore Sail with ye 2nd Best & Main Top Stay with a new one. Sailmaker on the Old Main Top Sail. 10am to 12am One Pump continuously going. 12 inches. Sick List 5. Lat 17.45N Long 87.41E.

Friday July 1st 1808.
C&D S39E 51. Fresh Breezes with fine Weather. Employed trimming the Ship. Unbent the Best Bower Cable. Sailmaker on ye Old Main to Sail. Sick List 5. Lat 16.54N Long 88.15E.

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Saturday July 2nd 1808.
C&D S20E 30. Fresh Breezes throughout with Squalls in the first part. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail. Employed under ye Boatswain as most requisite. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. At 11pm Departed this Life Barclay Edwards Carpenter. At 9am Committed the Body of the Deceased to ye Deep with the usual ceremony. [still pumping ship every 2 hours 10 to 12 inches] Sick List 5 Men. Lat 16.23N 88.29E.

Sunday July 3rd 1808.
C&D S26E 56. Fresh Breezes with unsettled Cloudy Weather throughout with hard Squalls at times. The State of the Weather prevented Divine Service. Water on Board 7,169 Gallons. Sick 5. Lat 15.24N Long 88.54E.

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Monday July 4th 1808.
C&D S26E 84. Unsettled Weather with Squalls & Rain at times. Watch as requisite. Kept one Pump going, sometimes both. At Daylight the Ceylon not in Sight. In Company H.M.S. Terpsichore & H.C.S. Sarah Christiana. Hard Squalls, pumps constantly going. Violent Squalls & Rain, Thunder & lightning. Sick 6 Men. Lat 13.57N Long 89.32E.

Tuesday July 5th 1808.
C&D N61W 32. Fresh Gales & Rain with hard Squalls at times. Signl. to tack. One Pump continuously going & sometimes two in the Squalls. Sick 6. Lat 14.12N Long 89.01E.

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Wednesday July 6th 1801.
C&D S25E 47. Moderate Breezes & unsettled Cloudy Weather for the most part. A Large Swell at ye SW. Employed as necessary & repairing the Old Fore Sail. The Ship has required pumping at about 10 inches every 2 hours. Squally with small rain SW. Sick List 5. Lat 13.29N Long 89.24E.

Thursday July 7th 1808.
C&D N66W 58. Commander hailed us & sent his Boat on Board. Hove too & made Sail. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. People employed as necessary drying sails etc. At half past 2pm came on Board for the Caulker he having sprung a Leak. PS 9 inches. Sick 6 Men. Lat 14.00N Long 88.30E.

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Friday July 8th 1808.
C&D N78W 85. Moderate Breezes with pleasant Weather. Our Signl. to pick up a Boat from ye Commander with Caulker. Employed hauling the Best Bower Cable up to the splice. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail. Sick 6 Men. Lat 14.35N Long 87.04E.

Saturday July 9th 1808.
N75W 103. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. Employed under the Boatswain and as most useful. Sailmaker as before. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List 5. Lat 15.13N long 85.23E.

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Sunday July 10th 180.
C&D S87W 40. Moderate Breezes & pleasant Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. [still regular pumping ship] Water on Board 6,709 Gallons. Sick List 5 Men. Lat 15.12N Long 84.41E.

Monday July 11th 1808.
C&D S53W 16. Fresh Breezes & fair Weather for most part. Employed variously about the Ship under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Gallant Sail. Carried away ye fore Top Gallant Yard. Sick 5 Men. Lat 15.08N Long 84.37E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Tuesday July 12th 1808.
C&D S36E 61. Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Weather. Bent the best Bower Cable. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail. Sick List as yesterday. Lat 14.41N Long 4.58E.

Wednesday July 13th 1808.
C&D S34E 45. Moderate Breezes with fine Weather. Employed Shifting the Butts of Water in the Gun Deck further forward & under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick 5 Men. Lat 14.14N Long 85.24E.

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Thursday July 14th 1808.
C&D S20E 70. Moderate Breezes for the most part some Squalls with rain . Employed under ye Boatswain working up Junk & picking Oakum. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Condemned the Old One. Sick 4 Men. Lat 13.14N Long 85.49E.

Friday July 15th 1808.
C&D S34E 82. Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Weather. Employed as yesterday. Sick 4 Men. Lat 12.02N Long 86.36E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Saturday July 16th 1808.
C&D S28E 67. Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Weather. People under ye Boatswain as requisite, Sailmaker as yesterday. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. The Christiana carried away her Main Top Gallant Mast . Hove too. Signl. to make more Sail. PS 23 inches. Sick 4 Men. Lat 11.02N Long 87.09E.

Sunday July 17th 1808.
C&D S30E 101. Fresh Breezes Squally in the Middle & Latter parts. The unsettled State of the Weather prevented Divine Service being performed. Water on Board 6,248 Gallons. Sick 3 Men. Lat 9.46N Long 88.00E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Monday July 18th 1808.
C&D S20E 111. Fresh breezes first part Cloudy Latter fair. Employed picking Oakum. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Main Top Mast Stay Sail. Signal to close as convenient. One pump continually going, sometimes two. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 7.57N Long 88.39E.

Tuesday July 19th 1808.
C&D S20E 100. Moderate Breezes with frequent Squalls & Rain. People under the Boatswain making Sinnett & picking Oakum. Sailmaker as yesterday. PS 8 inches. First & Middle parts one pump continually going. Sick 5 Men. Lat 6.07N Long 89.16E.

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Wednesday July 20th 1808.
C&D S18E 78. Fresh Gales with hard Squalls & rain in the Middle & Latter parts. At 3pm Went on board with [for] Instructions. At 6pm The Commander hoisted his Colours & Made Signl. to part Company. Sailmaker on the Main Top Mast Stay Sail. Shipped on Board from H.M.Ship Terpsichore Henry Bahaman a Russian Prisoner. Sick 6 Men. Pumping Ship on going. Lat 4.34N Long 89.40E.

Thursday July 21st 1808.
C&D SbE 100. First part fresh Breezes with Squalls, Middle & Latter moderate & fair. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday. AM Punished James Murray with 1 Dozen Lashes for Neglect of Duty. Sick List 5. Lat 2.31N Long 90.00E.

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Friday July 22nd 1808.
C&D SbE 91. Moderate Breezes with Squalls & Rain in the First & Middle parts. PM Shifted the Mizzen with the Driver. AM Unbent the Small Bower Cable & unstocked the Sheet Anchor. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Sick 5 Men. Lat 0.59N Long 90.07E.

[Crossed the Equator]

Saturday July 23rd 1808.
C&D S2W 81. Moderate Breezes & fair Weather. Cleaned between Decks & Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. [still pumping ship every 2 hours 8 to 9 inches] Shifted the Main & Fore Top Mast Stay Sails with ye Old Ones. Sailmaker as for days past. Sick 5 Men. Lat 00.24S Long 90.05E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Sunday July 24th 1808.
C&D SE10S 24. Light Winds in the first & middle Parts Latter calm fair Weather. AM Set up the Fore & Main Top Mast & Top Gallant rigging which prevented Divine Service. Water on Board 5,642 Gallons. Sick as yesterday. Lat 0.38S Long 90.25E.

Monday July 25th 1808.
C&D S20E 6. Light Airs & Calms throughout. People as requisite. AM Shifted the Main Top Sail & Fore Sail with ye Old Ones. Sick 6 Men. Lat 0.34S Long 90.37E.

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Tuesday July 26th 1808.
C&D SW 10. First part Calm Latter light Airs. Employed shifting Rice at Aft to Forward. Caulker caulking the upper Works around the Bows. PS 12 inches. Sick List 5 Men. Lat 00.22S Long 90.20E.

Wednesday July 27th 1808.
C&D S51W 13. Light Airs with Calms. Employed picking Oakum. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Jibb. Caulker caulking the upper Works round the Bows. Sick List 5 Men. Lat 00.23S Long 90.10E.

[virtually becalmed on the Equator]

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Thursday July 28th 1808.
C&D S38W 16. First part light Breezes, middle Calm. People employed picking Oakum. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Fore Sail. Sick List 6 Men. Lat 00.08N Long 90.00E.

Friday July 29th 1808.
C&D SWbW 46. First part Light Airs, moderate Breezes with fine Weather. People Employed as most useful. Caulker on the upper Works. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Jibb. PS 12 inches. Sick List 5 Men. Lat 0.07N Long 89.22E.

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Saturday July 30th 1808.
C&D S59W 35. First & Middle parts variable Winds with Squalls & Rain. Latter light Airs & cloudy Weather. Employed picking Oakum. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 0.05N Long 88.52E.

Sunday July 31st 1808.
C&D S23W 67. First part moderate Breezes with Squalls & Rain. Latter pleasant Breezes & fine Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Water on Board. 5,451.6 Gallons. Sick 3 Men. Lat 00.57S Long 88.20E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Monday August 1st 1808.
C&D S37W 66. Moderate Breezes & pleasant Weather. Employed variously under the Boatswain. Caulker on the Upper Works. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Jibb. Sick 3 Men. PS 12 inches. Lat 1.32S Long 87.45E.

Tuesday August 2nd 1808.
C&D S28W 86. Light Breezes & fine pleasant Weather throughout. Hauled the Sails out of the Sail Room to overhaul & Air. Fitted a New Fore Top Sail. Caulker caulking round the Bows. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 2.43S Long 87.05E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Wednesday August 3rd 1808.
C&D S32W 88. Light Trade & pleasant Weather. Employed trimming the Ship otherwise as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the Old Mizzen. Caulker on the Starboard Side. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 4.01S Long 86.53E.

Thursday August 4th 1808.
C&D S75W 99. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. Employed under the Boatswain as requisite. Sailmaker on the Best Main Top Mast Stay Sail. Sick List 4. Lat 4.25S Long 85.17E.

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Friday August 5th 1808.
C&D S60W 134. A Fresh Trade with some Squalls & Rain. Employed as necessary. Shifted rge Old Jibb with the 2nd Best. Hard Squalls. Sick 4. Lat 5.34S Long 83.20E.

Saturday August 6th 1808.
C&D SWbW 140. Fresh Trade with Squalls & Rain. Watch as requisite. [PS every 2 hours, 9 to 11 inches]. Sick List 4. Squally Rain. Lat 6.48S Long 81.23E.

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Sunday August 7th 1808.
C&D SW½W 165. Fresh Trade with hard Squalls & rain at times. One Pump constantly going in the Middle & Latter Parts. The State of the Weather prevented Divine Service. PM Punished Michael Boyd Caulker with 1 Dozen Lashes for Insolence. Water on Board 4,770 Gallons. Sick List 4. A large Swell setting to Leeward & having sometimes bore up a little for Squalls. I have allowed half a Point Leeway. Lat 8.33S Long 79.15E.

Monday August 8th 1808.
C&D SW½W 172. A Fresh Trade with Squalls & Rain. Employed as requisite. One Pump going [10 to 11 inches]. Sick List 4. Allowed half a point as yesterday for the Heave of the Swell etc. Lat 10.08S Long 77.00E.

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Tuesday August 9th 1808.
C&D SW½W 171. Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. People as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Main Top Mast Stay Sail. One pump going occasionally. [9 to 11 inches] Sick List 4 Men. Lat 11.47S Long 74.46E.

Wednesday August 10th 1808.
C&D SW½W 176. Fresh Trade throughout with Squalls in the Middle Part. One Pump continuously going. People Employed as necessary. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Main Top Mast Sail. Sick List 4. Lat 14.02S Long 72.51E.

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Thursday August 11th 1808.
C&D SW½S 161. Fresh Trade throughout Cloudy Weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd Best Main Top Mast Sail. Sick List 4 Men. Lat 16.06S Ong 71.05E.

Friday August 12th 1808.
C&D SW½S 174. Fresh Trade with Squalls in ye Middle part. [Pumping every 2 hours 9 to 12 inches] At half past 1pm the Sh. Cds [Commander's?] Carpenter came on Board. People as requisite. Sailmaker on ye 2nd Best Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Carpenter making a Jibb Boom. Sick List 4 Men. Lat 18.18S Long 69.10E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Saturday August 13th 1808.
C&D SW 169. In the most part variable Weather with moderate Breezes. Employed under ye Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Royal. Carpenter as yesterday. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Squally & rain. Sick List 4 Men. Lat 20.5S Long 67.04E.

Sunday August 14th 1808.
C&D WSW½S 135. Moderate Breezes decreasing towards the Latter part. Cloudy Weather. AM Read Divine Service. Water on Board 4,450 Gallons. [PS every 4 hours 9 to 10 inches]. Sick 4. Lat 21.04S Long 65.07E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Monday August 15th 1808.
C&D SWbW 102. Pleasant Breeze, fair Weather throughout. At half past 10pm Departed this Life John Stewart, Ordinary Seaman. People as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the Old Mizzen Top Sail. Caulker caulking the Larboard Side. Carpenter making the new Jib Boom. At 10am Committed the Body of the Deceased to ye Deep. Sick 4 Men. Lat 22.03S Long 63.27E.

Tuesday August 16th 1808.
C&D SWbW 105. Moderate Breeze with fair Weather. Employed setting the Main & Mizzen Rigging up. Caulker as yesterday. Carpenter making a flying Jib Boom. Sick List as yesterday. Lat 22.56S Long 61.53E.

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Wednesday August 17th 1808.
C&D SWbW 73. Light Breezes & fair Weather. Employed making Rope Bands etc. Caulker caulking the Starboard Side. Carpenter making a Flying Jib Boom. Condemned the Old Mizzen Stay Sail. Sick 5 Men. Lat 23.32S Long 60.47E.

Thursday August 18th 1808.
C&D WSW 55. Light Breezes & fine Weather. Employed clearing the Main Hawse way & hauling the Hawses upon the deck. Got the Flying Job Boom out. Sick List 5 Men. Lat 24.09S Long 59.52E.

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Friday August 19th 1808.
C&D WSW 42. Light Airs & fine Weather. Shifted ye 2nd Best Mizzen Top Sail for the Old One. Employed hauling the Cables upon Deck. Carpenter making a Top Mast Cross Tree. Caulkers as yesterday. Sick List 4. Lat 24.14S Long 59.10E.

Saturday August 20th 1808.
C&D WSW 83. Light Breezes & fine pleasant Weather throughout. Sailmaker as yesterday, Carpenter making a Top Gallant Yard. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List 4. Lat 24.46S Long 57.46E.

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Sunday August 21st 1808.
C&D WSW 83. Moderate Breezes & fair Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Pumped Ship 10 inches. Water on Board 3,970 Gallons. Sick List 4 Men. Lat 25.04S Long 56.21E.

Monday August 22nd 1808.
C&D WSW½S 62. Light Breezes & fine Weather in the first & Latter parts, Middle Squally. Employed picking Oakum & under ye Boatswain. Sailmaker on the 2nd Best Mizzen Top Sail. Carpenter making the Top Gallant Yard. Sick 4. Lat 25.31S Long 55.19E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Tuesday August 23rd 1808.
C&D WSW½S 84. A light Breeze & fair Weather throughout. Employed under ye Boatswain & picking Oakum. Sick List 4. Lat 26.15S Long 53.57E.

Wednesday August 24th 1808.
C&D WSW½S 110. Moderate Breezes & mostly pleasant Weather. employed working up Junk. AM Shifted the Old Main Top Gallant Sail with a New One. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Gallant Sail. Sick 3 Men. Lat 26.56S Long 52.01E.

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Thursday August 25th 1808.
C&D WSW½S 97. Moderate breezes & pleasant Weather throughout. Shortened Sail & sent the Christiana’s Carpenter on Board. Made Sail. Employed variously under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Old Main Top Gallant Sail. Caulker on the Quarters. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 27.18S Long 50.25E.

Friday August 26th 1808.
C&D WSW½S 121. Moderate Breezes and mostly fine Weather. AM Set the Bob Stay’s, Fore & Top Mast Rigging up. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 28.21S Long 48.18E.

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Saturday August 27th 1808.
C&D S70W 177. Fresh breezes throughout with Rain at times. People under the Boatswain. AM Shifted the Main Top Sail with the 2nd Best. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick 2 Men. Lat 29.14S Long 45.10E.

Sunday August 28th 1808.
C&D WbS 177. Fresh Breezes throughout. PS 9 to 10 inches. The State of the Weather prevented Divine Service. Water on Board 3,490 Gallons. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 29.44S Long 41.51E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Monday August 29th 1808.
C&D WbS 159. A Fresh Breeze & hazy Weather. Employed making Points & Rope Bands. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Sail. Sick 3 Men. Lat 30.14S Long 38.51E.

Tuesday August 30th 1808.
C&D WbS 73. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. PM Shifted the Fore Top Mast --- Sail with the 2nd Best. Condemned the Old one. AM Shifted the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail with a new one. Employed Trimming the Ship otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday. Sick 3 Men. Lat 30.28S Long 37.28E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Wednesday August 31st 1808.
C&D S53W 53. Light Breezes & Cloudy Weather for the most part. Taken aback. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Old Main Top Sail. PS 9 to 11 inches. Thunder & lightning & a hard Squall & Rain. Sick list as yesterday. Lat 30,52S Long 35.32E.

Thursday September 1st 1808.
C&D WbS½S 55. Variable Winds & unsettled Weather. Employed under the Boatswain as requisite. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 31.65S Long 35,29E.

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Friday September 2nd 1808.
C&D WbS¾S 174. A Fresh Breeze throughout. PM Shifted the Old Driver with the New One. People as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the Main Royal. PS 10 inches. At noon One Stranger in sight at ye Mast Head bearing WSW. Saw four Strangers – 2 bearing away. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 32.02S Long 32.17E.

Saturday September 3rd 1808.
C&D S70W 156. First Part fresh Breezes & fine Weather, latter unsettled with Rain & Squalls. Shifted the Driver with the Mizzen. One pump occasionally going. At 11am The Sarah Christiana made Signl. 271 & Compass Signl. North. Sick List 3 Men. Saw 2 Stangers bearing North. Lat 32.57S Long 29.16E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Sunday September 4th 1808.
C&D N28W 41. First part fresh Gales, Middle more moderate, latter light variable Winds & fair Weather. At half past noon Split the Fore Sail. Unbent it. Bent the 2nd Best. Bent the Try Sail & Main Stay Sail. One pump going. At 4pm One of the strangers in sight from the Mast Head bearing NbW½W. At half past 6am saw a Strange Sail from the Mast Head bearing NNW½W. At noon one of the Strangers from the Deck bearing NbW. The variableness of the Wind prevented Divine Service. Water on Board 3,010 Gallons. Sick 3 Men. Lat 32.29S Long 28.53E.

Monday September 5th 1808.
C&D S66W 171. Fresh Breezes decreasing in ye Latter Part. People as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Gallant Studding Sail. Sick 3 Men. Lat 33.34S Long 25.47E.

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Tuesday September 6th 1808.
C&D N9W 19. First Part moderate & Fair. Middle & Latter hard Gales with Squalls. Middle & Latter Parts one Pump continuously going. PM Found ye ---- Sail Yard sprung. Shifted with a Spare Top Sail Yard. Unbent ye Flying Jibb & got the Boom in. At Daylight saw ye Land bearing --. At 8am The Extremes of the Land at NW½W to NEbN Dist. about 7 or 8 Leagues. Hard Squalls & Rain. At noon the Extremes of the Land at NbE to NW Dist. about 13 or 14 Leagues at ye Central Part. Sick 1 Man. Part. Lat 33.37S Long 25.44E.

Wednesday September 7th 1808.
C&D S53W 27. First Part a fresh Gale decreasing in the Middle Part to light Winds, Latter a moderate Breeze Fair Weather throughout. Pump going occasionally. People making Sinnet, picking Oakum. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail. Sick 3 Men. Lat 34.11S Long 25.36E.

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Thursday September 8th 1808.
C&D N54E 8. Fresh Gale throughout & hazy Weather. Watch as requisite. Sick as yesterday. Rain. Lat 34.49S Long 25.26E.

Friday September 9th 1808.
C&D S11E 15. Moderate breezes for the most part with fine Weather. PM Found the Fore Mast Head decayed & the Larboard cheek partially Sprung. Struck the Fore Top Gallant Mast & Clapt a Spanish Cap on the Fore Mast Head. Employed otherwise as requisite. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick 1 Man. Lat 34.56S Long 25.29E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Saturday September 10th 1808.
C&D South 9. Light Airs & Calm in the First Part, Latter increasing to a Fresh Gale & Cloudy Weather. AM Shifted the Main Top Mast Stay Sail with ye New One. At half past noon Saw ye Land bearing NNE, At Sunset the Extremes of the Land at NbW to NW. One pump occasionally going. Lat 35.11S Long 25.29E.

Sunday September 11th 1808.
C&D N57W 46. First part a Fresh Gale Middle & Latter moderate Breezes. AM Performed Divine Service. Water on Board 2,690 Gallons. Squally Rain. Sick 2 Men. Lat 35.24S Long 24.41E.

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Monday September 12th 1808.
C&D N78W 124. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. Employed as necessary. At 12pm saw a Strange Sail standing down towards us. Cleared for action at half past 1am. The Stranger hove too with ye Sl. Ca. [Commander] AM Telegraphed with the Sl. Ca. when she informed us the Stranger proves[d] to be an English Man of War from the Cape. Sick 2. Lat 35.16S Long 22.12E.

Tuesday September 13th 1808.
C&D N66W 42. Light Breezes & fine Weather throughout. Employed repairing the Old Fore & Mizzen Top Gallant Sails. AM fidded the fore Top Gallant Mast & Crossed ye Yard. At 1pm Saw ye Land bearing NbE. At 4pm The extremes of the Land at N½W to EbN. Gunners Quoin NbE¾E. Dist. 9 or 10 Leagues. At Sunset the Gunners Quoin NEbN Extremes of the Land at North to E¼N dist. off 8 or 8 Leagues. At Daylight Gunners Quoin bore NEbE. 6 or 7 Leagues. At Sunrise the Extremes of the Land at E½N to N½W. At noon Extremes of the Land to ye E’ward to EbN. Hanglet Point NbE½E. Dist. about 1- Leagues. Sick 3 Men. Lat 35.03S Long 21.25E.

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Wednesday September 14th 1808.
C&D S57W 37. First Part Moderate Breezes, Middle Fresh Gale & Squalls, Latter more moderate. People as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Top Gallant Sail. At Sunset the Table Mountain bearing N½W. False Cape NNE dist. 5 or 6 Leagues. One pump occasionally going. Sick List as yesterday. Lat 35.16S Long 20.48E.

Thursday September 15th 1808.
C&D N68W 47. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather for ye most part. A Swell at ye SW. Employed under ye Boatswain as necessary & repairing the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail. At Daylight saw Land bearing N---.At noon The Table Hill EbN½N. Dist. 16 or 17 Leagues. Exercised Small Arms. Sick 3 Men. Lat 34.40S Long 19.59E.

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Friday September 16th 1808.
C&D NW171. Fresh Breezes & hazy Weather. Employed as yesterday. One pump occasionally going. At 4pm The Table Hill bore E½S about 24 Miles. At Sunset the Land not in Sight. Carried away ye Main Top Sail Tye, rove a new one. Sick List 4 Men. Lat 32.28S Long 17.35E.

Saturday September 17th 1808.
C&D NW 182. Fresh Breezes & pleasant Weather. People under ye Boatswain working up Junk. One pump going occasionally. Sailmaker repairing the Mizzen Stay Sail. Cooper examining the Butts. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick List 4 Men. Lat 30.32S Long 15.04E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Sunday September 18th 1808.
C&D N48W 156. Fresh Trade & Pleasant Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Water expended this Week 757 gallons. Remaining on Board 2,317 Gallons. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 28.51S Long 12.51E.

Monday September 19th 1808.
C&D N48W 141. Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Weather. Employed making Rope Bands. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Sail. Cooper repairing Butts. Caulker caulking the Long Boat. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 27.18S Long 10.52E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Tuesday September 20th 1808.
C&D N48W 97. Moderate Breezes & Pleasant Weather. People under the Boatswain working up Junk. Cooper & Caulker as yesterday. Sailmaker finishing the Old Main Top Sail. AM Shifted the Best Main Top Sail with the Old One. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 26.13S Long 9.31E.

Wednesday September 21st 1808.
C&D N48W 79. Moderate breezes & fine Weather. AM Swayed the Main Yard higher up & then as necessary. Sailmaker on the Best Main Top Sail. Cooper setting up Butts. Caulker as before. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 25.13S Long 8.25E.

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Thursday 22nd September 180.
N48W 61. Light Winds variable most part cloudy Weather. Employed rattling down the Main Rigging – serving the Main Rigging . Tradesmen as yesterday. Sick 1 Man. Lat 24.29S Long 7.35E.

Friday 23rd September 1808.
C&D N48W 73. Light Breezes & Cloudy. People rattling the Main & Mizzen Rigging down. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Gallant Studding Sail & other Tradesmen as before. Sick 1 Man. Lat 23.34S Long 6,37E.

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Northampton towards St Helena

Saturday September 24th 1808.
C&D N48W 160. Fresh Trades & Cloudy Weather. Employed reeving the Harbour Gun & as necessary. Tradesmen variously employed. Condemned the Old Main Top Mast Stay Sail. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick 2 Men. Lat 21.49S Long 4.28E.

Sunday 25th September 1808.
C&D NW 165. A brisk Trade & cloudy Weather. the State of the Weather Prevented Divine Service. Water expended this Week 381 Gallons. Remaining on Board 3,035 Gallons. Sick 2 Men. Lat 19.42S Long 2.23E.

[Page 170:]
Northampton towards St Helena

Monday September 26th 1808.
C&D NW½N 168. Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. People under ye Boatswain bending the Bower Cables & unstowing the Anchors. Sailmaker repairing the Old Driver. Cooper making Brackets. [Pumping every 2 hours 9 to 10 inches] Sick 2 Men. Lat 17.37S Long 0.31E.

Tuesday September 27th 1808.
N44W 135. Moderate Trade & cloudy Weather. Employed under the Boatswain ---- Yarns. Sailmaker & cooper as before. Caulker caulking the Ong Boat. The Weather Cloudy. We could not get a Meridian ----. Sick 3 Men. Lat 15.59S Long 1.07W.

[Page 171:]
Northampton towards St Helena

Wednesday September 28th 1808.
Moderate Breezes & hazy Weather. At 2pm the Island of St Helena bearing WNW. At 6pm The extremes of the Island from NWbN to W½N Dist. 6 or 7 Leagues. At Daylight the extremes of the Island at W to NWbW Dist. off Shore 4 or 6 Miles. At half past 8am Came to an Anchor with the Small Bower in the Roads & moored the Ship with the Stream in 14fms water. The Easternmost Point EbN½N & West –nt Point WbS with St James’s Valley open. At 2pm The Walpole made Signal 166. Hove too & sent a Boat on Board for Orders. Sent a Boat on Shore with an Officer to report ye Ship. Wore & stood in for the Roads. PM Struck Top Gallant Yards. Fore Top Gallant Masts, Fore Top Sail Yards, Fore Yard & Fore Top Mast. PS at 13 inches every 4 hours. Hoisted the Long Boat out. This Log contains 36 hours to regulate the Sea Log. Left the Ship. Found Laying here, H.C.S. Walpole & Duke of Montrose & the Ranger & Ferret (Whalers) & The Fly a Brig.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

Thursday 29th September 1808.
Light Breezes at SSE with fine Weather. Employed stripping the Fore top Mast & Fore Mast. Received some Water, otherwise variously employed. The Montrose’s Carpenter & Mate making a Check for the Fore Mast, found the other sprung and the Larboard Trussel free. PS at about 12 inches every 6 hours. All Officers on Board. AM Mr Brabason Master Attendant & Mr G. Doveton, Surveyed the vacant Space in the Ship. On Breaking Bulk found some Boxes of Indigo damaged abreast of the Mainmast in the Orlop occasioned by the Labouring of the Ship on the bad Weather.

[Page 172:]
Northampton at St Helena

Friday September 30th 1808.
Moderate Breezes at SEbS with fine Weather. Employed delivering Paddy & Rum on Acct. of the Hon Compy. Gunner grinding Paint. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Sail, otherwise variously under the Boatswain. Tarring the Rigging etc. These 2[-] Hours PS at 5am & 8pm 13½ inches. All Officers on Board. The Carpenter of the Montrose as yesterday. Arrived the H.C.S. Union.

Saturday 1st October 1808.
Wind & Weather nearly as yesterday. Employed delivering Paddy on Acct of the Hon Compy and under the Boatswain Received some Water on Board. Had the Montrose Carpenter employed putting the Cheek on the Fore Mast. PS as yesterday. All Officers on Board.

Sunday 2nd October 1808.
Light Breezes at SE with Pleasant Weather. Washed the Decks above & below, otherwise as requisite. AM PS at 13 inches. All Officers on Board.

Monday 3rd October.
Moderate Breezes at SE with fine Weather. Employed delivering Rum & Paddy on Acct of the Hon Compy, otherwise Blacking the Bends & Painting the Stern etc. The Carpenter finished the Cheeses on the Fore Mast. PM Pumped Ship 12 inches. All Officers on Board.

Tuesday 4th October.
Moderate Breezes from the -- & cloudy Weather. Employed as yesterday & Rigging the Fore Mast. PM PS at 12½ inches. Repairing the 2nd Best Fore Top Sail. Cooper repairing Butts.

[Page 173:]
Northampton at St Helena

Wednesday 5th October 1808.
Ditto Winds & Weather as yesterday. Employed delivering Paddy and Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy. Boatswain & Gang securing the Bowsprit & Coother[?] piercing the Fore & Fore Top Masts Rigging in. Carpenter 6 Mate from the Montrose repairing the Jolly Boat. A Gang employed restowing the Orlop. PM Pumped Ship 13 inches. Sailmaker as yesterday. Cooper repairing Butts.

Thursday 6th October.
Light Winds NW fine Weather. Set the Fore & Fore Top Mast Rigging up & Crossed the Fore Fore Top Sail Yards. Employed getting Rice & Paddy from the Orlop. Found some Bales of Cotton damaged by a Leak abreast of the Larboard Chestree. Blacked the Bends. A Gang with the gunner painting.

Friday 7th.
Variable & cloudy. Employed watering . A Gang about the Rigging. Tradesmen all employed.

Saturday 8th October 1808.
Light Winds Cloudy Weather. Gunner Painting the Ship. AM Completed our Water. Bent Sails & reported Ship ready for Sea.

Sunday 9th.
Light Winds & fine Weather. Washed Decks Fore & Aft. PM. Pumped Ship 10 inches.

Monday 10th.
SE Winds & fine Weather. Employed painting & under the Boatswain. Hoisted in the Long Boat. PM, PS 11 inches.

Tuesday 11th.
Moderate & fair. Hauled up the Cables & Coiled them down again in the Orlop. AM Punished Magnus Sundburgh [Andres Lungerg in list] with 12 & Christian Hyderslaben with 18 Lashes for disobedience. PM Pumped Ship 10 inches.

[Page 174:]
Northampton at St Helena

Wednesday 12th October 1808.
Fresh Winds SE & fair Weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Gunner Painting. PM PS 10 inches.

Thursday 13th.
Winds & Weather as yesterday . Gunner painting the Masts. PM PS 10 inches.

Friday 14th.
Fresh Winds SE & Cloudy Weather. Hoisted out the Long boat to keep up our Water. People working up Junk. PS 10 inches.

Saturday 15th.
SE Winds fine Weather PM Hauled in the Long Boat. Came here the Charming Kitty a Whaler & the Wilding for Denwareb-th[?] from the Cape.

Sunday 16th.
SE Winds fine Weather Washed Decks. PS 10 inches.

Monday 17th,
Moderate & cloudy. Stocked the sheet Anchor. Employed working up Junk.

Tuesday 18th.
SE Winds Cloudy Weather. Employed as yesterday. AM PS 11 inches. Arrived here the H.C. Cutter Companion from the Cape.

Wednesday 19th.
Light Winds Cloudy Weather. People working up Junk. AM Arrived here the H.C.S. Worcester. PM Arrived here the H.M.S. St Fiorenzo & H.C.S. [Sir William] Pulteney & the Abrama Newland a Transport. PS 10 inches.

Thursday 20th.
A fresh Breeze fine Weather. People as yesterday. Received on Board 2 Invalids by Order of Gov. [Governor] PS 10 inches.

Friday 21st. Light Winds fine Weather People as for days past . PS 10 inches. At 2pm Got Sailing Instructions from H.M.S. St Fiorenzo. Draft of Water 17.9 Fwd 17.6 Aft. Water on Board 7,806 Gallons.

[Page 0175:]
Northampton at St Helena

Saturday 22nd October 1808.
Light variable Winds Cloudy Weather. At Daylight unmoored & Signal At 8 Weighed & Came to Sail in Company with the following Ships. H.M.S. Saint Fiorenzo, Walpole, Montrose, Worcester, Sarah Christiana, Union & Pulteney Indiamen, Abrama Newland (Transport) Ranger, Ferret & Charming Kitty (Whalers) Wilding, West Indian & The Fly Brig. At noon Signl. Steer NWbN. Log 12 hours.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

Sunday October 23rd 1808.
C&D NW½W 113. Pumped Ship 13 inches. Signal to keep our Station. A Pleasant Trade & Cloudy Weather. At Sunset the Island of St Helena bearing SEbS Dist. 10 or 12 Leagues. PM Stowed the Anchors & unbent the Cables. AM Read Divine Service. The Pulteney took The Fly in Tow. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 14.19S Long 7.38W.

[Page 0176:]
Northampton towards England

Monday 24th October 1808.
C&D NW¼W 146. Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. People under the Boatswain making Points & Rope Bands.AM Shifted the Old Main Top Gallant Sail with the 2nd Best. The Wilding parted Company. Pumping ship 10 to 11 inches. Sick List 3 Men. No sights for time. Lat 12.56S Long 9.29W.

Tuesday 25th October 1808.
C&D NW¼W 165. Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. People working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Gallant Sail. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 11.17S Long 11.31W

[Page 0177:]
Northampton towards England

Wednesday 26th October 1808.
C&D NW 152. A Fine Trade. Cloudy Weather. People working up Junk. At Noon the Sarah Christiana took the Fly Brig in Tow per Signl. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 9.46S Long 13.20W.

Thursday 27th October 1808.
C&D N27W 154. People working up Junk. A Fine Trade & Cloudy Weather. PM Shifted the Old Main Top Gallant Sail with the 2nd Best. Pumped Ship 10½ inches. Small rain. At 7am saw the Island of Ascension bearing NbE. At noon the Extremes of the Island at NE½E to E¾S Dist. off 4 or 6 miles. A Ship at Anchor off the north End of the Island, I believe the Wilding. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 7.48S Long 14.33W.

[Page 0178:]
Northampton towards England

Friday 28th October 1808.
C&D N43W 128. Moderate Trade & Cloudy Weather. Employed under the Boatswain & as most useful. Caulker caulking the Water Way on the upper Deck. At Sunset the Extremes of the Land of Ascension at SE¾E to SebE. Dist. about 11 or 12 Leagues. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 6.28S Long 16.00W.

Saturday 29th October 1808.
C&D NW1/3N 139. Fine Trade & Cloudy Weather. People working up Junk. AM Washed between Decks & exercised great Guns & Small Arms. Caulker caulking the Water Way Seams in the Larboard Waist. Sick List 3 Men . Lat 5.04S Long 17.41W.

[Page 0179:]
Northampton towards England

Sunday 30th October 1808.
C&D NW 139. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Water remaining 7,200 Gallons. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 3.34S long 19.17W.

Monday 31st October 1808.
C&D NW 144. A pleasant Trade & mostly fair Weather. People making Points etc. Caulker caulking the Water Way Seams on the Quarter Deck. PS 11 inches. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 2.16S Long 30.59W.

[Page 0180:]
Northampton towards England

Tuesday 1st November 1808.
C&D N35W 136. A moderate Trade & Cloudy Weather with some showers of rain. People working up Junk. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 0.23S Long 22.17W.

[Crossed Equator]

Wednesday 2nd November 1808.
C&D N12W 140. Pleasant Trade & mostly fair Weather. People working up Junk. Caulker caulking the Water Ways. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 1.52N Long 22.46W.

[Page 0181:]
Northampton towards England

Thursday 3rd November 1808.
C&D N15W 101. Light Winds the first part fair Weather. The latter cloudy. Employed per days past. Caulker caulking the Water Ways on the Poop. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 3.23N Long 23.11W.

Friday 4th November 1808.
C&D N15W 89. Variable Winds & Cloudy Weather with hard rain in the first & latter parts. People as necessary. Squally with hard rain. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 4.52N Long 23.33W.

[Page 0182:]
Northampton towards England

Saturday 5th November 1808.
C&D N25W 89. The Wind variable between South & East with frequent Squalls but moderate in the intervals, frequent & sometimes heavy rain. At 8pm In a Squall Split the Main Top Gallant Sail & carried away the Main Top Gallant Studding Sail Boom & the Ring of the Boom Iron. Bent another Top Gallant Sail & Royal. Washed between Decks. Hard rain. Sick List 3 Men. No observation. Lat 6.13N Long 24.11W.

Sunday 6th November 1808.
C&D N24W 85. Variable unsettled Weather with rain at times. The unsettled State of the Weather prevented Divine Service. Water remaining 6,750 Gallons. Sick 3. Lat 7.31N Long 24.46W.

[Page 0183:]
Northampton towards England

Monday 7th November 1808.
C&D N25W 104. Variable Winds & cloudy Weather with Rain in the first part, Latter a Moderate breeze & hazy Weather. Employed under the Boatswain & as necessary. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Gallant Sail & reducing the New Main Royal. At Sunset the Christiana & her Tow [The Fly] half courses down astern. At Daylight the Christiana & her Tow SbW half Courses down. 3 Men Sick. Lat 9.31N Long 25.29W.

Tuesday 8th November 1808.
C&D N10W 91. Moderate Trade & hazy Weather. People working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Sail. PS 11 inches. 3 Men Sick. No Observation. Lat 10.33N Ong 26.50W.

[page 0184:]
Northampton towards England

Wednesday 9th November 1808.
C&D NW 68. Light Breeze & hazy Weather. Employed as yesterday. AM Shifted the Main Top Sail with the Old One. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 11.20N Long 27.17W.

Thursday 10th November 1808.
C&D N34W 109. Moderate Trade & Pleasant Weather. People working up Junk. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 12.35N Long 28.19W.

[Page 0185:]
Northampton towards England

Friday 11th November 1808.
C&D N25W 119. A Moderate Breeze the first part Cloudy Weather. the Latter fair. People under the Boatswain making Matts, drawing & knotting Yarns. Cooper repairing the Fire Buckets. PS 10½ inches. Lat 14.13N Long 29.14W.

Saturday 12th November 1808.
C&D N29W 126. A Pleasant Trade & fine Weather. People working up Junk. AM Washed between Decks. Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick 2. Lat 15.59N Long 30.18W.

[Page 0186:]
Northampton towards England

Sunday November 13th 1808.
C&D N39W 118. A moderate Trade & fine Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Water on Board 6,215 Gallons. PS 12 inches, Longitude Noon Mid of 7 Ships. Chron’r 30.53W. Obs’n 30.48W. Lat 17.33N Long 31.18W.

Monday 14th November 1808.
C&D N19W 128. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. People drawing & knotting Yarn & making rope. 2 Men Sick. Lat 19.35N Long 32.01W.

[Page 0187:]
Northampton towards England

Tuesday 15th November 1808.
C&D N16W 100. The first part a Moderate Breeze the latterly light Airs. Fair Weather throughout. At Daylight the Abram Newland hull down WbS, bore up to join her. People working up Junk. 2 Men Sick. Lat 21.16N Long 32.18W.

Wednesday 16th November 1808.
C&D N21W 44. Light variable Winds & fair Weather. AM Set up the Bob Stay & the Fore & Man Rigging below & aloft. Lat 21.54N Long 32.35W.

[Page 0188:]
Northampton towards England

Thursday 17th November 1808.
C&D N8W 25. The First Parts Light Airs & Calm, the latter a light Breeze Fair Weather throughout. People working up Junk.. At Daylight the Commander 6 miles ahead. Several of the ships hull down astern at Noon the Commander Bro’ too.[?] 2 Men Sick. Signl. make all Sail & steer NbE. Lat 22.09N Long 32.39W.

Friday 18th November 1808.
C&D NbW 87. A Light Breeze & Fine Weather. Employed working up Junk. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 23.30N Long 32.58W.

[Page 0189:]
Northampton towards England

Saturday 19th November 1808.
C&D N13W 110. A Light Breeze & fine Weather. AM Washed between Decks & Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sick 2 Men. Lat 25.25N Long 33.23W.

Sunday 20th November 1808.
C&D N14W 88. Light Winds the first part fair Weather, the Middle & Latter Cloudy. AM Performed Divine Service. Water on Board 5,660 Gallons. At Noon Cloudy, No Observation for Latitude. Lat 26.50N Long 33.46W.

[Page 0190:]
Northampton towards England

Monday 21st November 1808.
C&D N15W 128. Wind mostly moderate with some Squalls & much Thunder & Lightning in the night. Employed under the Boatswain as Requisite. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Royal. Sick List 1 Man. Lat 28.54N Long 34.23W.

Tuesday 22nd November 1808.
C&D N9W 96. First part a Light Breeze fair Weather, Middle & Latter Cloudy with some Squalls Lightning & Rain in the night. Employed as yesterday. Weather Cloudy all the morning. No Sights for time to observe for Latitude. Sick 2 Men. Lat 30.51N Long 34.40W.

[Page 0191:]
Northampton towards England

Wednesday 23rd November 1808.
C&D N3W 134. Moderate Breezes & pleasant Weather, People under the Boatswain working up Junk. The Strange Sail a Brig. The Commander sent a Boat on Board & afterwards ordered the Walpole to take her in Tow by Telegraph. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Royal. Cooper shaking Butts. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 33.12N Long 34.47W.

Thursday 24th November 1808.
C&D N9E 116. Unsettled Weather with Squalls & Rain at times. Employed under the Boatswain as most useful. AM Shifted the Old Fore Top Sail with the Best. At Daylight the Strange Brig that joined the Fleet yesterday not in Sight. Sick 2 Men. Lat 35.03N Long 34.25W.

[PAge 0192:]
Northampton towards England

Friday 25th November 1808.
C&D N49E 73. Light Breezes & fine Weather. PM Shifted the Fore Sail with a new one & the Driver & Middle Stay Sails with the Best. People making Matts etc. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Top Sail. At Daylight the Christiana & her Tow not in Sight. Soon after saw them hull down astern. Sick List 2 Men. Lat35.46N Long 33.18W.

Saturday 26th November 1808.
C&D N6E 49. Moderate Breezes fair Weather. People under the Boatswain as requisite. AM Washed between Decks & Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top Sail. Sick List 12 Men. Lat 36.29N Long 33.12W.

[Page 0193:]
Northampton towards England

Sunday November 27th 1808.
C&D N20W 90. Light Breezes & fine Weather. AM Performed Divine Service, Water on Board 5,125 Gallons. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 37.36N Long 33.50W.

Monday November 28th 1808.
C&D N10E 105. Variable Winds the first part fair Weather. The Latter Cloudy. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. Sick List 2 Men. Lat 39.14N Long 33.27W.

[Page 0194:]
Northampton towards England

Tuesday 29th November 1808.
C&D N31E 96. Moderate Winds & fair Weather. Laying too from 5 till 8pm. The Commander overhauling the Stranger which is a small Ship under Colours, which I take to be Portugueze. At Daylight saw Corvo [Azores] bearing SEbS Dist. 10 or 12 Leagues. AM Shifted ye Fore Top Gallant Sail & Fore Top Stay Sail with the 2nd Best. At Noon Corvo EbS½S. Dist. about 15 Leagues. Longitude by the bearing of Corvo 31.42W. Lat 40.27N Long 32.22W.

Wednesday 30th November 1808.
C&D N54E 49. The first part light variable Winds & Calm, the latter light Breezes. The Weather mostly Cloudy. At half past 4pm The Island of Corvo bearing S½E. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Top Stay Sails. Coper shaking the Butts. At Daylight Corvo bore SbW½W very distant. 3 Men Sick. Lat 40.43N Long 31.35W.

[Page 0195:]
Northampton towards England

Thursday December 1st 1808.
C&D NE 160. A Fresh Gale, mostly Cloudy Weather. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Old Fore Sail. PS 11 & 10 inches. Longitude at Noon:
Walpole 26.30
Montrose .08
Union
Worcester .10
Pulteney .32
S. Fiorenzo .18
Sick List 3 Men. Lat 42.42N Long 28.57W.

Friday December 2nd 1808.
C&D N54E 143. A Brisk Gale & Cloudy Weather. People as requisite. PM Shifted the Old Main Top Gallant Sail with the 2nd Best. Sailmaker repairing the Old Main Top Gallant Sail. At Sunset the Christiana & her Tow Courses down astern. At Daylight the Christiana & her Tow not in Sight. Commander made the Signl. to look for the missing Ships. At 9 Bro’t too & sent the Pulteney to look out to the NW. At 11 Made Sail. 3 Men Sick. Signl. to keep looking for missing Ships. Lat 43.49N Long 26.19W.

[Page 0196:]
Northampton towards England

Saturday 3rd December 1808.
C&D N48E 176. A Fresh Gale Cloudy & hazy Weather. Employed as necessary under the Boatswain. Small Rain. We can see nothing of the Christiana or the Brig. The rest of the Fleet in Company. PS 10½ inches. Sick 3 Men. Lat 45.47N Long 23.14W.

Sunday 4th December 1808.
C&D N63 187. A Fresh Gale thick hazy Weather & Drizzling Rain. PM Bent the Main Stay Sail & got in the outer Jibb. AM Shifted the Main Top Sail with the Best. The State of the Weather prevented Divine Service. Water on Board 4,590 Gallons. 3 Men Sick. Lat 47.03N Long 19.14W.

[Page 0197:]
Northampton towards England

Monday 5th December 1808.
C&D N75E 182. A fresh Gale with thick Hazy Weather. Employed upsetting the Best Bower Cable to Serve. Got the Flying Jib Boom in. PM Shifted the Driver with the Mizzen. Squally rain. Sick List 3 Men. Lat 47.45N Long 14.57W.

Tuesday 6th December 1808.
C&D N70E 172. A fresh Gale the first part foggy Weather the Latter Cloudy. PM Punished John Thompson & Andrew Anderson with 1 Dozen Lashes for Stealing Wine. AM Employed reeving & bending Harbour Gun. 1 Man Sick. Lat 48.34N Long 10.53W.

[Page 0198:]
Northampton towards England

Wednesday 7th December 1808.
C&D N69E 171. Fresh Gales & Cloudy Weather. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Gallant Studding Sail. Squally. AM Prepared for bending the Cables. Lat 49.31N Long 6.61W.

Thursday 8th December 1808.
C&D ----. First part a fresh Gale latter more moderate, hazy weather till morning when it cleared up a little. AM Bent ye Bower Cables. At Daylight the Fleet much scattered & one Ship missing. At 10am Saw a Ship SW. At 11am Saw Guernsey at SE½E b SSE Dist. 6 or 7 Leagues. No Observation. Lat & Long ----.

[Page 0199:]
Northampton towards England

Friday December 9th 1808.
C&D ----. First part moderate middle & Latter fresh Breezes & Cloudy Weather. At Daylight 3 Ships missing. At half past 10am Saw ye Land bearing NEbN At Noon the Extremes of the Land at N EbN to NNW Dist. 6 or 7 Leagues. The W most Land I take to be the Start. No Observation. Lat & Long ----.

Saturday 10th December 1808.
C&D ----. Light variable Winds & Calms with Thick Foggy Weather in the First & middle parts. Latter an increasing Breeze & hazy Airs. Fitted a new Mizzen Top Sail. Sounded Ground 38 fms. At Noon several Strangers in sight. Lat & Long ----.

[Page 0200:]
Northampton towards England

Sunday December 11th 1808.
C&D ----. The first part light variable Winds the latter a fresh Breeze mostly Cloudy. At 2pm Saw ye Land bearing N½E. At half past 3 the Extremes of the Land at N½E to NNE½E.At half past 4pm Saw Portland Lights bearing NEbE. 7 or 8 Leagues. At 8pm The Portland Lights bearing NE--. At 12pm The Portland lights bearing NEbE. At 2am The Lights bore NNW. At Sunrise saw ye Isle of Wight, Dunnose NEbE 5 or 6 Leagues. At noon Dunnose NE¾E. St. Catherines N¼W Dist 6 or 8 Miles off shore. Several Strangers in sight. Lat & Long ----.

Monday December 12th 1808.
C&D ----. Moderate Breezes & fine Weather. At half past 3pm Culver Cliff NW6N Dist 4 or 5 Leagues. At half past 5 the Owers Light N½E. At 1am Dungeness Light bearing N--- Dist 4 or 5 Leagues. At 6am Dungeness light NNW 3 or 4 Leagues. At Sunrise the Extremes of the Land – to WNW. At noon Dover Castle bore West. The South Foreland light NNW Dist off shore 5 or 6 Miles. At half past 1pm rounded ye South Foreland at half past 3pm Anchored in the Downs in 8 fms. The South Foreland Light SW½W. Sandown Castle NW off shore about 2 Miles. A great many Men of War. came on Board to muster our People & took away John Targett, Cooper & Steward. At 4pm Mr Pigg Pilot came on Board & took charge of the Ship. Lat & Long ---. Log 36 Hours.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

[Page 0201:]
Northampton in the Downs

December 1808. Tuesday 13th.
Moderate Breezes at NbW with thick Hazy Weather. At 7am Weighed & dropped up within half a Mile of the South Brake Buoy & Anchored with it bearing NE and Sandown Castle WbN off shore 2½ Miles. Pumped Ship 3 times at 11 inches. AM Unstowed the Sheet Anchor.

Wednesday 14th.
Moderate Winds at N to West. Thick hazy Weather in the first part. At 1pm Weighed & run through the Gull Stream at 4 passed the North Foreland. At half past 6 came too with Best Bower in 9½ fms. The North Foreland lights bearing SW between two or three Miles. The Company Yacht SWbW ½ a Mile. Pumped Ship 3 times the 24 hours at 11½ inches.

Thursday 15th.
Hard Gales at NNW to NNE with Squalls & Rain with a heavy Sea. At 5am the Ship drove veered away to a whole Cable & brought up. Down Top Gallant Yards. At 7 She drove again veered away to a Cable & half. At half past 9 She drove again & as there appeared to be no possibility of her riding out the Gale in so exposed a situation cut the Cable & run for ye Dowry[?]. At 11 Anchored there in 9 fms with the small Bower. At Noon finding the Ship abaft a little in the Squall let go the Sheet Anchor. Sent a Deal Boat for a Cable from the Shore. Got the Spare Anchor up stocked it & got it over the Side. At 11 The Deal Boat returned with a Cable. At half past 11 it was on Board.

[Page 0202:]

Northampton in Margate Roads

Friday 16th December 1808
Wind moderate & variable mostly fine Weather. At daylight unbent the Old Cable & bent the New One to the Spare Anchor & hove in to half a Cable on the Small Bower. Fidded Top Gallant Mast & got ready for proceeding to the River. Pumped Ship three times at 11inches.

Saturday 17th.
The first a moderate Breeze at WbS & fair Weather. At 6am crossed ye Main Top Gallant Yard. At Daylight weighed in Company with the Fleet & run through the Gull. At Noon Anchored in Margate Roads with the Small Bower in 9¼ Fms. The East Buoy of Margate Sand ENE½N. The Town of Margate S½E dist. 3 Miles.

At 6pm it began to blow strong at NbW found the Ship drive let go the Sheet Anchor veered away half a Cable & brought her up . At Midnight it continued blowing hard with Snow & Sleet & a heavy Sea. At Dark Struck the Fore Top Gallant Mast & sent the People up to send down the Main Top Gallant Yard. Two separate Gangs came down from the Mast Head so much Frost b[ill---[?] that they were unable to accompany it. Pumped Ship 3 times.

[Page 0203:]

Northampton in Margate Roads

Sunday 18th December 1808.
Between Midnight & 1am Came on a furious Squall which lasted near 2 hours with Snow & Sleet. The Stoppers on the Small Bower broke, the Cable ran out to the clinch & then brought the Ship up again. The Gale continued till past Noon with great violence & very Cold Weather & a heavy Sea. The Ship took in some heavy Seas one of the over the Poop. At Daylight saw the Walpole on Shore under the North Foreland and with her Main & Mizzen Masts going, two other Ships with Signals of Distress flying & firing Guns. The Union is not in Sight we conclude that she has parted in the Gale & gone round the Foreland. At 11 the Montrose run from the Roads. We find the Ship has drifted to within --- Miles & half of Margate but at daylight she rides fast. In the afternoon the Weather more moderate & the Sea abated but there is still too much Wind & Sea to allow us to take up one of our Anchors. Six of our Men laid up by ye Cold. Monday 19th Fresh Winds from the North to East with Squalls, Snow & Sleet. At 2am the Small Bower Cables parted & sent on Shore to Margate for another Anchor & Cable. At 3pm weighed on the Ebb Tide & run farther off from Shore. At quarter past 4 anchored in 9 Fms. North Foreland Lights SEbE off shore about 3 Miles. At 6pm the Boat brought another Anchor alongside took it in & stored it. PS twice at 12 inches.

[See the Caledonian Mercury, 24th Dec 1808 for details of the storm.]

[Page 0204:]
Northampton off the Nore

Tuesday 20th December 1808.
The first part light Winds at W[---] with thick Weather & heavy swell. At 4am received a new Cable on Board. At daylight, weighed, [--] weather soon after became so [---] with Snow we were compelled to Anchor again being unable to see the Buoys. About Noon b’ght up & we saw the E’r buoy of Margate Sand NEbN dist. 1 Mile. At the same time a fresh Breeze sprung up from the Eastward but we could not clear the Buoy till ye Ebb made & was then too late. About 2pm The Pulteney weighed & ran through the narrows. The Weather in the night became Clear but there was in the former part a large Sea. PS twice at 11 inches. PM Bent the new Cable to ye new Anchor for a small Bower.

Wednesday 21st.
The Wind fresh at NW to SW. The Weather tolerably fair. At Daylight Weighed & worked through the Queens Channel. Fidded ye Main Top Gallant Mast & Crossed ye Yard. At 2pm passed ye Buoy of the Nob. At 5pm Anchored with the Best Bower at 2 Miles below the Nore. Nore Lights W½N.

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Northampton within East India Docks

[Margin note] Received Febry 1808 [?1809]

Thursday 22nd December 1808.
In the first part fresh Breezes at NW with Rain, Latter variable Winds & hazy Weather. At half past 9am got under weigh & worked up to abreast of Gravesend & at 5pm Came too in 8 fms. At 7pm Mr Slaney Pilot came on Board & took charge of the Ship. PS twice at 11 inches. Capt. Sanders left the Ship.

Friday 23rd December 1808.
Fresh Breezes for the most part at NbW to NW, with snow at times. At 9am Mr Pargister[?] Compys Surveyor came on Board. At half past 10am Weighed & made Sail & worked up to Blackwall. At 7pm Hauled & Lashed alongside the H.C.S. Pulteney. PS twice at 11 inches. Officers all on Board. Draft of Water Fwd 17.11 Aft 17.1.

Saturday 24th.
Moderate Breezes at SE with some snow. Riggers employed unrigging the Ship & Lumpers delivering Cables & Running Rigging. Shifted the Ship from outside to inside the Tier. 1st, 3rd & 5th Officers on Board. PS at 12 inches in these 24 hours.

Sunday 25th.
Light Breezes at S’ward & E’ward with thick hazy Weather. Some snow. Officers on Board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Monday 26th.
Fresh Breezes at SE with hard frost. Employed delivering Ship’s Stores & unrigging the Ship. Struck the Main Mizzen Top Masts, otherwise variously employed. 1st, 3rd & 4th Officers on Board. AM PS 13 inches.

Tuesday 27th.
Moderate Breezes at SW with cloudy Weather. Riggers employed striking the Lower Yards & top Masts & otherwise delivering Ship’s Stores. Officers on Board 1st, 3rd & 4th.

Wednesday 28th.
Moderate Breezes at SW with thick hazy Weather. Employed stripping the Lower Masts & delivering Ship’s Stores & Butts & at Daylight Mr Slaney came on Board. At 8 Cast off & hauled to the Dock ----. At half past 9am Hauled into the Basin. 1st, 3rd & 4th Officers on Board.

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Northampton in the East India Docks

Thursday 29th.
Light Breezes at SW with Cloudy Weather & Rain in the first part. Employed in the Forenoon delivering Empty Casks & other Stores. At 1—Mr Ford Dock Master came on Board & hauled Ship into the homeward bound Dock. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd. Draft of Water Fwd 15.10 Aft 17.--. PS at 12 inches.

Friday 30th.
Moderate Breezes variable & cloudy Weather. At 8am began working upon the Ship. Employed delivering the Baggage, Indigo & Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy. At 11am Mr Pace came on Board & Examined the Hatchways & Bulkheads. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 31st.
Moderate Breezes at SW with Cloudy Weather & small Rain at times. Employed delivering Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy. 1st & 3rd Officers in Board.

Sunday January 1st 1809.
Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Weather with Rain un the first & middle parts.

Monday 2nd January.
Moderate Breezes at SSE with Cloudy Weather. Sleet & snow in the Latter part. Employed delivering Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 3rd.
Fresh Breezes at S’ward & E’ward. With a heavy Snow for the most part. Employed delivering Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy & Private Trade Indigo. 1st & 3rd Officers on Board.

Wednesday 4th.
Fresh Breezes at SE with Cloudy Weather. Employed delivering Private Trade Indigo & Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on Board 1st & 4th.

Thursday 5th.
A Fresh Gale at SE with Cloudy Weather. Employed delivering Rice and Indigo on Acct of the Hon Compy. 1st & 4th Officers on Board.

Friday 6th.
Moderate breezes at NNW with cloudy Weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers on Board 1st & 4th.

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Northampton in the East India Docks

Saturday January 7th Dec 1809.
Moderate Breezes at S’wards & W’wards. Employed delivering Indigo & Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on Board 1st & 4th.

Sunday 8th Dec.
Fresh Breezes at Westward with heavy Rain in the first & Middle parts.

Monday 9th.
Moderate Breeze at SW with hard Rain in the Middle & Latter parts. Employed in the first part delivering Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. 1st & 3rd Officers on Board.

Tuesday 10th .
Light Breezes at West to NW with fine Weather. for the most part. Employed delivering Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. 1st & 3rd Officers on Board.

Wednesday 11th January.
Moderate Breezes at NW with mostly fine Weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers as before.

Thursday 12th.
Light Airs at Westward with fine Weather. Employed delivering Sugar & Cotton on Acct of the Hon Compy.

Friday 13th.
For the most part fresh Breezes variable with Cloudy Weather. Employed as yesterday. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 14th.
Fresh Breezes variable with Cloudy Weather & Snow in the Latter part. Employed as yesterday. Officers on Board 2nd & 4th.

Sunday 15th.
Fresh Breezes at Eastward with Snow in the first part .

Monday 16th.
Moderate Breezes at ESE with Hard frost. Employed delivering Sugar & Rice on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 17th.
Moderate Breezes at SE with the Weather as yesterday. Employed delivering Sugar on Acct of he Hon Compy & Mungeet [munjeet] on Acct of Capt. Sanders. Officers on Board 1st & 2nd.

Wednesday 18th January.
Light Breezes at SSE with a severe frost. Employed delivering Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on Board 1st & 2nd.

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Northampton in the East India Docks

Thursday January 19th 1809.
Moderate Breezes at SEbE with Snow and Sleet in the Latter part. Employed delivering Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Friday 20th January.
Light Breezes at NNE with Frost. Delivered the remainder of the Sugar. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 21st.
Light Airs variable with frosty Weather and no work done.

Sunday 22nd.
Fresh Breezes with hard Snow & Sleet.

Monday 23rd.
Moderate Breezes at N’ward & S’ward with Snow in the Latter part. Employed delivering cotton & Sunn on Acct of the Hon Compy. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 24th.
Moderate breezes at SSW with Rain at different times. The remainder of the Mungeet [munjeet] & then left off.

Wednesday 25th.
Fresh Breezes variable with Cloudy Weather & Rain at times. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd. No Labourers on Board.

Thursday 26th.
Moderate Breezes at Northward & Westward with unsettled Weather. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Friday 27th.
Fresh Breezes variable with Cloudy Weather. No work done on Board. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 28th.
Moderate Breezes at Westward. Employed delivering Wine on Freight & Store Wine & Spirits. Officers as yesterday.

Sunday 29th.
Fresh Breezes at SW with Rain in the Middle & Latter parts.

Monday 30th.
For the most pat a hard Gale a SW with Cloudy Weather. & Rain. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 31st.
Moderate Breezes at N’ward & W’ward. With fine Weather. At 10am W. Ford Shifted the Ship to take the Redwood out the remaining part. Employed delivering it. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Wednesday 1st February.
Weather nearly as yesterday. Employed delivering Redwood & lifting the Limber Boards for cleaning the Ship. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 2nd February.
Fresh Breezes at NW with fine Weather. At 10am Mr Ford hailed Ship into the outward bound Dock. At Noon the Ship was cleared by Customs & Excise Officers. Officers on Board 1st & 3rd.

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END OF 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.
  • East India Company Archive - British Library. Ref: L/MAR/B/217C. Journal and Log of the H.E.I.C. Ship Huddart 10 March 1806 to 6 October 1807.
  • Eicships.threedecks.org for information concerning types of ships in the HEICS see: www.eicships.threedecks.org.
  • Farrington, A: "Catalogue of The East India Ship's Journals and Logs. 1600 - 1834". British Library 1999.
  • Farrington, A: "A Biographical Index of East India Company Maritime Officers 1600 - 1834". British Library. 1999.
  • Fay, Peter Ward "The Opium War, 1840-1842". First published 1975.
  • Gosse, P: "St. Helena 1502 - 1938" Oswestry 1990. First published London 1938.
  • Hardy, C: "Register of Ships - The East India Company 1760 - 1810" London 1811.
  • Horsburgh, John Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, New Holland and the Cape of Good Hope". Published 1811.
  • Keay, J. "The Honourable Company - A History of the English East India Company". London 1991.
  • Lavery, Brian: "The Ship of the Line 1650-1850" 2 Vols. Published Conway Maritime Press 1983.
  • Macgregor, David: "Index of Merchant Sailing Ships, 1775-1815" Navel Institute Press 2001. First published London 1985.
  • Parkinson, C Northcote: "Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813" Cambridge UP 1937.
  • Pbenyon Internet Site dedicated to information on HMS ships of the period: www.pbenyon.plus.com.
  • East_Indiamen: www.wow.


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