THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Northampton on her voyage to Bombay and Bengal 1801-1803. Commanded by Captain Robert Barker.


EXTRACTS

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

NORTHAMPTON

(DEPTFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by the Commander, Captain Robert Barker,

Voyage to Madras and Bengal,

12 July 1801 - 18 April 1803

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

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
September 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 1801/3 Bombay & Bengal

          L/MAR/B/198B      Journal 12 Jul 1801-18 Apr 1803

          L/MAR/B/198B-O (1)  Ledger

          L/MAR/B/198-O(2)  Pay Book

          Capt Robert Barker

          Portsmouth 0 Sep 1801 - 11 Feb 1802 Bombay - 2 Apr Surat

          - 7 Apr Bombay - 14 May Calcutta - 19 Oct Saugor

          - 14 Jan 1803 St Helena - 23 Mar 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 start of her voyage are taken from newspaper articles:-

  1. Caledonian Mercury, 6 Aug 1801.
  2. Caledonian Mercury, 21 Aug 1801.
  3. Morning Chronicle 29 Aug 1801.
  4. Caledonian Mercury, 14 Sep 1801.


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.
Outward bound convoy under His Majesty’s Ship Sea Horse, included the Northampton, the Comet, Sovereign, Princess Mary, Monarch, General Stewart, Sarah Christiana, Caledonia, Emm & Manship Indiamen The Carron & Veruna & several Whalers.

Homeward bound convoy under His Majesty's Ship Orpheus, see image:-


from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 24 March 1803

Page 17 HCS Minerva (3) There are several HCS ships of this name existing around this time. The most likely one is Minerva (3). Not much is known about this ship. Its only recorded HCS voyage was to New South Wales and Bengal in 1798-1801 under Captain Joseph Salkeld. On its return voyage it had arrived at the Downs on 26 May 1801.
Page 18 --- Thornton A lighter at Deptford.
Page 18 --- Commodore A lighter at Deptford.
Page 18 --- Newcastle A barge at Deptford.
Page 18 --- Elizabeth A barge recorded by Captain Barker at Deptford.
Page 18 --- Ganges A barge at Deptford.
Page 23 HCS Ann (1) Extra ship built by Randall at Rotherhithe 1801. Length 128ft, 508 tons. Eight voyages to India, this was her 1st. Her commander was Captain Alexander Sinclair. Her last recorded voyage was in 1815. She was sold in 1817 for breaking up. See: eicships.threedecks.org, for more information.
Page 25 HMS Sea Horse Launched at Stalkart's Yard, Rotherhithe 1794. Frigate, 998 tons, armament 38, compliment 281. She took part on the attack on Santa-Cruz, Tenerife in which Lord Nelson lost his arm. She was the HM convoy ship on the 1801 voyage to India. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/S/04185.html, for her history. She was disposed of in 1819.
Page 27 HCS Comet (2) Extra ship, built by Wells, launched 1801. length 120ft, 529 tons. This was her first voyage to Bengal out of two recorded by Farrington. Commanded by Captain Thomas Larkins. See: eicships.threedecks.org, for a conflict of builders. On 1st July 1803 on her return first voyage she was captured by the French north of Madeira and shortly after recaptured by the British. In 1807 she left the Service and was used as a troop ship. In 1810 she was transferred to the West Indies trade and was lost at sea in 1816.
Page 27 HCS Sovereign (2) Built by Randall 1801. length 132ft, 617 tons. First voyage to the east out of 7 recorded by Farrington. Commanded by Captain Gilbert Mitchell.
Page 27 HCS Princess Mary (2) Extra ship, repaired by Mestaer 1799. Length 116ft, 462 tons. Third voyage out of 4 recorded by Farrington. Commanded by Captain Andrew Grieve.
Page 27 HCS Monarch Extra ship, built by Mestaer 1801. Length 124ft, 609 tons. First voyage to Bengal out of 5 recorded by Farrington. Commanded by Captain Thomas Mortimer.
Page 27 HCS General Stewart Extra ship, built by Randall 1801. length 134ft, 607 tons. First voyage to India out of 7 recorded by Farrington. Commanded by Captain Robert Abbon Marsh.
Page 27 HCS Sarah Christiana Built by Randall 1798. length 124ft, 557 tons. Second voyage to India out of 5 recorded by Farrington. Commanded by Captain Charles Graham.
Page 27 HCS Caledonia No information given by Farrington but he does record three voyages to India, this was her third. Commanded by Captain George Thomas. She was built in 1795 by Gillmore & Co in Calcutta and left the Service in 1802 when she sailed for Calcutta and returned to the coastal trade in India. She was destroyed by fire on passage from Balasore roads to Bombay in 1803.
Page 27 HCS Manship (2) Nothing recorded by Farrington except this voyage to Bengal. She was commanded by Captain John Logan.
Page 27 HCS Carron No details given by Farrington. He records two voyages to China in 1795 & 1799 only, so this time she was not sailing under the HEICS flag. Captain Barker described her as an Indiaman. She was built at Bombay and launched 21 Jul 1792. In 1804 she was sold to the admiralty as a 5th rate, 38 gun vessel and renamed the

Duncan. In 1807 she was renamed the Dover. She was wrecked off Madras on 2nd May 1811. See: eicships.threedecks.org.

Page 27 HCS Varuna Extra ship, built in Calcutta 1795, repaired by Barnard 1797. Length 116ft, 526 tons. Farrington records three voyages: 1796/97 (From Calcutta.), 1797/8, 1800 (From Calcutta, which suggests that she sailed out on private business.) & 1803. Captain Barker describes her as an Indiaman so it is assumed that on this voyage she was sailing on her own business. Farrington does not record her owners.

HMS Tremendous
Page 106 HMS Tremendous Built by Barnard at Deptford & launched 30 Oct 1784, 3rd rate, armament 74, 1680 tons, complement 594. See the website: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/T/04868.html, for her full and complex history. Renamed the Grampus in 1845, a powder hulk in 1856, she was eventually disposed of in 1897 after over one hundred years service.
Page 106 HMS Trident Launched on 20 April 1768 at Portsmouth, 3rd rate, armament 64. She arrived at Bombay on Saturday 6th March 1802. See the website: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/T/04879.html, for her history. She was stationed at Malta in 1816 and sold the same year.
Page 116 HMS Intrepid Built Woolwich, launched 1770, 3rd rate, armament 64, 1374 tons. See the website: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/I/02436.html, for her history. She was sold in 1810.

HMS Terpsichore
Page 116 HMS Terpsichore A frigate launched at Mistleythorn in 1785, 5th rate, armament 32, 682 tons. See the website: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/T/04611.html, for her history. She was disposed of in 1832.
Page 116 HCS Cornwallis Built at Bombay 1790, 652 tons. Two voyages to England recorded as under the HEICS flag 1810 and 1817. The principal owner was Nasserwanjee Monackjee.
Page 129 HCS Antelope A brig reported by Captain Barker as a Company ship arriving at Calcutta on Saturday 12th June 1802.
Page 139 HCS Tellicherry Extra ship built by Young, launched 1796, length 125ft, 465 tons. Three voyages recorded between 1796 and 1801. Reported by Captain Barker as at Calcutta on Thursday 16th September 1802.
Page 141 HCS Colipersand A brig recorded by Captain Barker on Thursday 7th October 1802 as the Company barge coming alongside the Northampton at Calcutta. No other details found.
Page 141 HCS Bridgewater Recorded by Captain Barker as coming alongside the 'Bridge Water sloop' at Calcutta on Friday 12th October 1802.
Page 142 HCS Brampton Recorded by Captain Barker as coming alongside the 'Brampton' at Calcutta on Friday 9th October 1802, nothing else known.
Page 143 HMS Albatross A brig launched 1795 with armament of 18. Reported by Captain Barker as in the bay of Bengal in October 1802. Disposed of in 1807.
Page 144 HMS Chiffonne A French Frigate, fifth rate, armament 12 pdr, 36 gun. Taken by the British 19th April 1801 and put into service under the same name. Recorded by Captain Barker as at Bombay on 15th February 1802.
Page 159 HCS Milford Built in Bombay 1786, 625 tons. She was spotted by Captain Barker on Thursday 18th November 1802 as out from the Cape of Good Hope bound for Calcutta. He does not however specify which flag she was under. Her only recorded trip under the HEICS flag was in 1805, sailing between Bombay to England. Later on in the log on Wednesday 23rd March 1803, while off the Downs, Captain Barker recorded a schooner called the Milford. He noted her as Her Majesty's schooner the Milford. A Lieut came on board and pressed a number of the Northampton's hands. Captain Barker however does not record this event against the ship's crew.
Page 187 HMS Victorious Launched at Blackwall 1785, 3rd rate, armament 74. Took part in the taking of the Cape of Good Hope in 1795. Her Captain was William Clark. Disposed of in 1803 after leaving some of her guns at Madras. See Wikipedia for a report of her disposal:- "On her homeward passage from the East Indies in 1803, Victorious proved exceedingly leaky. When she met with heavy weather in the North Atlantic, her crew had difficulty keeping her afloat till she reached the Tagus, where she was run ashore and broken up."
Page 187 HMS La Cybelle Captain Barker records the La Cybelle as leaving St Helena on the 19th of January 1803. Not traced as a HM ship but there is note of her as a French frigate in 1807.


Mention of the Orpheus and the Chiffonne
in the Hampshire Telegraph 18th April 1803.

Page 187 HMS Orpheus Launched on the river Thames in 1780, 5th rate, armament 32, complement 217, 688 tons. Wrecked on the coral reef at Jamaica station under Captain Thomas Briggs on 23rd Jan 1807, her crew were saved. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/N/03341.html, for her history. On Wikipedia there is a report of her disposal:- "Orpheus, under the command of Captain Thomas Briggs, arrived off Jamaica from England in the evening of 22 January 1807. Being short of water, Briggs decided to try to sail her into Port Royal, rather than wait for a pilot. Around midnight Orpheus grounded on a reef that was not accurately marked on her charts. Efforts to lighten her failed and she took on water. When the water reached her main deck, the crew took to the boats, abandoning her."

Orpheus

Page 187 HMS Eurydice Launched at Portsmouth 1781, 5th rate, armament 34, 521 tons. She was finally broken up at Deptford in March 1834. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/N/03341.html and Wikipedia for her history of her long and successful service.
Page 187 HCS Admiral Aplin Built by Temple at South Shields 1802, length 122ft, 558 tons. Recorded by Captain Barker as at St Helena. She was on her maiden voyage returning from Madras under Captain John Rogers. She was on her second voyage when captured by the French near Mauritius on 9th Jan 1804.
Page 188 HMS Princess Amelia A frigate packet recorded by Captain Barker as arriving at St Helena on Monday 24th January 1803. On Wednesday 23rd March 1803, while off the Downs, a Lieut from her pressed a number of the Northampton's hands.
Page 188 HMS Imogene An 18-gun sloop captured by the British in 1800. She was originally the French privateer Diable-a-Quatre, see Wikipedia . She was recorded by Captain Barker as at St Helena on Sunday 16th January 1803. She foundered in 1805 on passage from the Leeward Islands under Captain Henry Vaughan.
Page 221 --- Perseverance A lighter recorded by Captain Barker on Tuesday 29th March 1803 while unloading at Long Reach.
Page 221 --- Woodford A hoy recorded by Captain Barker on Wednesday 30th March 1803 while unloading at Long Reach.
Page 222 --- Surprize A hoy recorded by Captain Barker on Friday 1st April 1803 while unloading at Long Reach.
Page 222 HCS Duke of Buccleugh Built by Randall 1788, length 161ft, 1182 tons. Six recorded trips to China, last in 1801-2 ending at Long Reach. The Northampton drew up alongside her at Lower Tier, Deptford on 1st April 1803.
Page 223 --- Bensley A hoy recorded by Captain Barker on Thursday 7th April 1803 while unloading at Deptford.
Page 223 --- Lucy A lighter recorded by Captain Barker on Thursday 7th April 1803 while unloading at Deptford.
Page 223 --- Hugh Ingles A hoy recorded by Captain Barker on Tuesday 12th April 1803 while unloading at Deptford.
Page 223 --- Burgess A hoy recorded by Captain Barker on Wednesday 13th April 1803 while unloading at Deptford.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

1 Title Page: Captain Sanders' Log


10-13 Ship's Company & passengers


17-22 Harbour Log 12 July to 24th August 1801

23-103 Sea Log to Bombay 25th August to 11th February 1802

104-118 Harbour Log at Bombay 12th February to 24th April 1802

119-124 Sea log to Calcutta 25th April to 12th May 1802

125-143 Harbour Log at Calcutta 13th May to 18th October 1802

144-187 Sea Log to St Helena 19th October to 14th January 1803

188-189 Harbour Log at St Helena 15th January to 24th January 1803

190-218 Sea log to The Downs 25th January to 23rd March 1803

219-224 Harbour Log 24th March to 18th April 1803


The Journal & Log of the Northampton 1801-3.

[Page 1:]


First page of journal and an example
of Captain Barker's handwriting.

Received 30th March 1803

This is my original Journal
R Barker [signed]
Witness: C Collingwood [signed]

[Pages 2 - 9: - blank pages]

[Page 10:]

A list of the Northampton Ships Company.

No, Names Stations Dead, Run, or Discharg'd
1 Robert Barker Commander [Robert Barker, was born at Sanguhar, Dumfriesshire on 19th August 1767, the son of Robert and Anne Barker. Seaman HM sloop Echo 3y 1781-84; midshipman Dutton 1784/5; mate Betsey to Spain 6m; 4th mate Albion 1787/8; 3rd mate Henry Dundas 1789/90; 1st mate Ceres (2) 1792/3; 1st mate Ceres (4) 1796/7; Capt. Northampton (2) 1801/1, 1802/3 & 1804/5. Captain Barker married Maria Gloria da Pereira, 1785-1839. He died at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on 15th Jan 1835 and was buried in the English Cemetery of that city. They had four sons and two daughters.]
2 Jno Nisbett Chief Mate [John Nesbitt was born Midlothian 6th May 1776; seaman Asia (3) 1790/1; midshipman Ceres (2) 1792/3; 2nd mate Sovereign (1) 1794/5; 3rd mate Belvedere 1796/7; 1st mate Northampton (2) 1800/1.]
3 Henry Christopher Secd Do [Henry Christopher was born in Limehouse, Stepney, London, 18th Nov 1775; Capt Latona 1794/5; 2nd mate Northampton (2) 1800/1; 1st mate Northampton (2) 1802/3; Capt Sir William Pulteney 1804/5, 1806/7, 1808/9, 1810/11, 1812/3.]
4 Wm Learmouth Third do Left sick at Calcutta. [This is the only time he sailed with the HEICS. He was possibly Scottish.]
5 Wm Mickle Fourth Do [This is the only time he served with the HEICS. He was possibly Scottish.]
6 Luther Nicolls Purser
7 Thos Copeland Surgeon [This is the only time he served with the HEICS. There is a Sir Thomas Copeland, 1781-1855, whose biography is entered into Wikipedia. On 6 July 1804, Sir Thomas he was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Are they one and the same?]
8 Rich Smith Boatswn Entered on board H. M. ship Chiffonne 11th April 1802.
9 Jas Martain Gunner
10 John Cearns Carpenter
11 Richd Rawes Mid[shipman] [Richard Rawes was 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.]
12 Jas H Smith Do Entered on bd H M ship Chiffonne 11th April 1802.
13 Rt Barklay Do Run at Bombay 27th March 1802.
14 Chas Cornish Do Run at Calcutta 6th October 1802
15 Jas Stevens Caulker
16 Geo: Cath Cooper
17 Wm White Ships Steward
18 Jas Bailey Captains Cook
19 Wm Kerr Capt Steward
20 Mastin Jestier Ships Cook
21 Jacob Anderson Carpenters Mate
22 Law: Swedie Boatsns Mate
23 Geo: Ellmore Qtr Master
24 Chas Lewis Do
25 Wm Jacks Gunners Mate Enter'd on bd H M ship Chiffonne 15th Febry 1802
26 Wm Roberts
Enter'd on bd H M ship Chiffonne 18th do do
27 Richd Moss Butcher
28 Thos Turner Capt Servt Discharg'd at Portsmouth 5th Septr 1801
29 Geo: Robins Chief Mates Servt
30 Aron: Able Seaman Run at Calcutta 4th Oct 1802
31 Geo: Bird Do Discharg'd sick at Portsmouth Septr 1801
32 Jno Bruce Do Enter'd on Board H. M. S. Chiffonne 18 Feby 1802
33 Hy Bitter Do Do Do Do
34 Andres Coliman Do Run at Calcutta 4th October 1802
35 Philip Evans Do
36 Saml Hanson Do [Friday 21st May 1802 at Calcutta. Sent Mr Learmouth 3rd Mate to Culpee after Samuel Hanson Quarter Master who had entered on Board the Hon Compys Extra Ship Ann and brought him back in chains, he was later released.]
37 Jno Labank Do
38 Rd Richardson Do
39 Wm Shaw Do Enter'd on Bd H. M. S. Chiffone 15th Feby 1802
40 Thos Williams Ordy Seaman
41 Saml Yowell

42 Jas West
Discharg'd sick 30th Augt 1801
43 Jno Baker
Run at Bombay 27th March 1802
44 Jos Chard

Enter'd on bd H. M. ship Chiffonne 15th Feby 1802
45 Antony Santo
Do Do Do
[Page 11:]

A list of the Ship Northampton Ships Company.

No, Names Stations Dead, Run, or Discharg'd
46 Chas Gordon Seaman Died at Bombay 12th April 1802
47 Nichl Wilson
Discharg'd sick at Portsmouth Septr 1801
48 Robt Howard

49 John Queen

50 Saml Stoakes

51 John Smith
Enter'd on bd H. M. S. Chiffonne 18th Feby 1802
52 Danl Finningham
Do Do Do
53 Thos Jobson
Do Do 15th Do
54 Wm Whitehead

55 Wm Ellis
Enter'd on bd H. M. S. Chiffonne 18th Feby 1802
56 Wm Clark
Do Do Do
57 Henry Burbridge

58 Thos Wollison

59 Thos Deacon

60 Mr Geo: Ricketts 3rd Mate
61 Jno Marshall Qr Master
62 Jas Gordon Do [He became acting 2nd mate at Calcutta and Wednesday 20th October 1802 he fell overboard and was saved.]
63 Wm Horne Seaman Died Novr 10th 1802
64 Thos Dougharty Ordy
65 Jno Keith Seaman
66 Jno Ryan Do
67 Jno Dun Do Died Octr 20th 1802
68 Jno Armstrong Do
69 Thos Fergusan Do
70 Wm Dixon Do
71 Thos Stevens Ordy
72 Sl Dawson Midshipman run at Calcutta 10th Octr 1802
73 Jno Greenaugh Seaman
74 Hy Jackson Do
75 Jos Johnston Ordy
76 Jno Ross do
77 Silver Silvester do
78 Wm Evitt Seaman
79 J. C. Bandick do
80 Jno Wariner do died 4th Decr 1802
81 Jno Riley do run at St Helena 21st Jany 1803
82 Jno Brown do
83 Jos Craig do
84 Wm Lang do
85 Thos Ayton Ordy
86 Jas Duckes do
87 Wm Marden Seaman Died at Calcutta Sept 30th 1802
88 Chas Sadler Ordy run at Calcutta
89 Jas Frances Do
90 Thos Brown Seaman
91 John Ayler Ordy
92 John Whiteley Do
[Page 12:]

List of Passengers to Bombay (Pr)[?] Northampton

Names Received on board in England 8 Septr 1801

1 James Aby Maxwell

2 Charles Ashness

3 Patrick Robertson

4 Ger'd Ed Strickland

Landed at Bombay 11th Febry 1802

Passengers received at Bombay 14 April 1802


Robt Richards Esqr ) Landed at Tellicherry 18th April 1802


Mr Diglle Esqr)


Alxr Gray Esqr)
Landed at Calcutta 14 May 1802

Marine Boys
Names Received on board in England 4 August 1801

Abraham Keene Joseph Tayler Wm Tayler

Amos Davis Jos Goods 25 Wm Alden

Alex Hunt Jno Egleton Wm Talboy

Benjn Gough Jno Slate Wm Loder

Charles Steed 5 Jas Bentley Nathl Wisemore 50

Daniel Ogden Jno Wolfe George Bellamy

Danl Hemmings Jno Webb 30 Joseph Grant

Edward Plummer Jas Ruddle Thos Smith 53

Francis Nash Patrick Connolly

Frans Elliard 10 Richd Bedford Landed at Bombay 15 Feby 1802

Geo: Phillips Richd Wilcocks

Geo: Baker Saml D. Selby 35

Humphrey Sager Thos Bonner

Justin Finch Thos Swinchatt

Jas Jay 15 Thos Box

Jas Barret Thos Neville

Jno Bonner Jno Greenaway 40

Jno Foster Wm Pontin

Jas Manley Willm Windsor

Jas Onnions 20 Wm Blackwell

Jno McPherson Wm Trickey

Jno Ludlow Wm Blinkley 45

Jno Didd

[Page 13:]

List of Passengers from Calcutta
Received on board 14 October 1802

! Dr F Maxwell

! Mr Robt Edie

! Mrs Edie

! Mr T. Stewart Aged 12½ yrs
! Mrs Stewart & 2 Children Landed 22 March off Brighton in England 1803
! Wright

! Jas Moran

! Major Cox
From St Helena Received 24 January 1803
! Mrs Cox & Servt Peggy
Landed in England 24 March 1803
! James Strudwick

Return of Troops Received on board at Bombay 27 March 1802

H. M. 86th [7 crossed by 6] Regt foot. 1 Capt 4 Lieutenants 1 Ensign 1 Adjutant

1 Qr Master 1 Surgeon 1 Assistant Surgeon & 191 Rank & file

H. M. 75 Regt 1 Lieut. 1 Surgeon 66 Rank & file
Delivered at Surat 2 April 1802

NB. Not able to ascertain the Names of the above on acct of confusion & hurry

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.

R Barker Comdr [signed]

Witness C Collingwood.

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[Start of Harbour Journal]

Northampton Deptford [Note: New dock at Blackwall not yet available]

July 12 1801.
Variable Winds with fine Weather, hauled alongside the Minerva at Deptford. Carpenters and Joiners employed finishing the Ship. Riggers employed getting the Tops over head.

July 13th.
Winds and Weather as yesterday. Carpenters and Joiners finishing the ship. Riggers rigging the Ship otherwise as most useful.

July 14th.
Winds at the Northward with Cloudy Weather. Carpenters and Joiners finishing the Ship. Riggers rigging the Ship.

July 15th.
Variable Winds with hot Sultry Weather. Carpenters and Joiners finishing the Ship. Riggers rigging the Ship. Received on Board for the Hon Company 50 Butts of 126 Galls each.

July 16th.
Light Winds with hot sultry Weather. Carpenters and Joiners finishing the Ship. Riggers rigging the Ship. Received on Board 45 Butts of 180 Galls each for Ships use. Employed stowing the away in the fore Hold. Received on Board 10½ Chaldrons of Coals for Ships use.

July 17th.
Winds and Weather as yesterday. Employed in filling Water in the fore Hold & receiving on board sundry Ships Stores. Carpenters and Joiners finishing the Ship.

July 18th.
Light Winds with hot sultry Weather. Carpenters and Joiners finishing the Ship. Received on board 50 Butts 126 Galls on Acct of the Hon Company

Sunday July 19th.
Winds and Weather as yesterday. Riggers rigging the Ship.

Monday July 20th.
Westerly Winds with fine Weather. Carpenters and Joiners finishing the Ship. Received on Board 50 empty Butts on Acct Hon Company

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Ship Northampton at Deptford

Tuesday July 21 1801.
Winds and Weather as yesterday. Received on Board 50 empty Butts on Acct of the Hon Company. At 4pm was boarded by Mr Nixon the Hon Company Inspector & Mr Brown Surveyor. People employed in the Hold stowing Butts. Officers on Board 1st and 3rd.

Wednesday July 22nd.
Winds easterly with Cloudy Weather. Received on Board the Ships Store Deals. Employed in the Hold stowing Butts. Carpenters and Joiners finishing the Ship, at 3pm came alongside the Thornton Lighter with Barr Iron on Acct of the Hon Company.

Thursday July 23rd.
Winds easterly with fair Weather. Received on Board 2307 Barrs of Iron on cct of the Hon Company. Carpenters as before. AM came on Board a Gang of Riggers to rig the Ship. Swayed the Top Masts up and set up their rigging, at 4pm came alongside the Commodore Lighter with Barr Iron on Acct of the Hon Company.

Friday July 24th.
Wind and Weather as yesterday. Received on Board 2886 Barrs of Iron on Acct of the Hon Company. Employed filling Water filled 13 Butts. Carpenters and Riggers as before. Stayed the Masts. Got the Top Sail and Cross Yards up. At 11am came alongside the Elizabeth Barge with Iron Guns. At 4pm the Newcastle Barge with empty Butts on Acct of the Hon Company.

Saturday July 25th
Light Winds with hot Sultry Weather. Received on Board 3093 Barrs of Iron on cct of the Hon Company. Received a Kedge Anchor and swivel, Ship Stores, employed otherwise filling Water. Carpenter as Days past. Riggers getting fore and main top gallant Masts up.

Sunday 26th July
Winds and Weather as yesterday. Received on Board 10 Carronades 85 Iron Guns on Acct of the Hon Company. At Noon came alongside the Ganges Barge with Cordage on Acct of the Hon Company. Riggers rigging

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Ship Northampton at Deptford

Monday 27th July.
Wind and Weather as yesterday. Received on Board 5 empty Butts 4 new Cables Ships bending Sails and sundry stores. Employed stowing the Hold. Riggers on the rigging and bending the top Sails.

Tuesday 28th July.
Light Breezes and pleasant Weather. Received 44 Coils of Cordage and 4 Cases of Iron work for Carronades on Acct of the Hon Company. received sundry Stores delivered out of the Ship 49 new empty Butts on acct of the Hon Company. Employed bending Sails reeving running Rigging etc.

Wednesday 29th July.
Wind easterly with fair Weather. Received 2 Iron Guns, 15 fms Billet Wood and sundry Stores, employed otherwise in the Hold. Riggers on rigging Carpenters as before.

Thursday 30th July.
Wind variable with fair Weather. Received on Board 473 Packages of private trade 93 Barrs of Iron on the Victualling Bill, Gunners Tin Stores. Delivered 205 Pigs of Kentledge. Riggers and Carpenters as days past. At 4pm came on Board Mr John Slaney Pilot and took charge of the Ship.

Friday 31st July.
At 4am came on Board Captain Barker same time cast off from her Moorings at Deptford dropped down and at 9am made fast at Blackwall. Received on Board 10 fms Billet Wood and filled 6 Butts of Water, at 4pm made sail over the flood & at 8pm brought up at the upper part of Gravesend Reach and moored Ship.

Saturday 1st August
Wind SW and fair Weather. Received Case of Screws and 2 Chests of Colours on Acct of the Hon Company and 56 Packages of Private Trade. Employed as necessary in the Hold and under the Boatswain, bent the Cable.

Sunday 2nd August.
Wind and Weather as days past, sent on Shore 10 empty Butts of the Hon Company’s to be filled with Water. People employed under the Boatswain.

Monday 3rd August 1801.
Wind SW with variable Weather. Received on Board 10 Butts of Water. Employed otherwise in the Hold and under the Boatswain as Requisite, loosed Sails to dry.

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Ship Northampton at Gravesend

Tuesday 4th August 1801.
Wind Westerly. People employed Knotting Yarns and about the rigging loosed Sails to dry, fine Weather and moderate Breezes, at 2pm received on Board 53 Marine Society Boys on acct of the Hon Company, at 7pm received on Board 53 Bundles of Bedding for the Boys, sent 10 Water Butts to be filled with Water.

[See the website: www.marine-society.org for information on Marine Boys.]

Wednesday 5th August.
Received on Board 10 Butts of Water sent down top gallant Masts. People otherwise employed under the Boatswain, Reeving running Rigging etc. Weather as days past.

Thursday August 6th.
Light Winds from the NE with hot Weather. Received on Board 16 Butts of Beer of the Owners acct also sundry Ships Stores. Loosed Sails to Air. People employed blacking the Yards & Boys making Sennet picking Oakum etc.

Friday 7th August.
Light Wind from the NE with fine Weather, employed receiving on Board Private Trade on Acct of Captain Barker & sundry Ship Stores. People employed scraping the upper Deck & lower Masts. Masts. Received on Board 10 Butts of Water, a long Boat and a Load of Billet Wood. Marine Boys employed making Sennet & picking Okum.

Saturday 8th August.
Moderate breezes from the NE with fine Weather, employed receiving on Board Provisions and Stores for the Ships use. People employed scraping the upper Deck, Gunner painting the Masts otherwise employed as most useful, received on Board 27 chests for the Marine Boys.

Sunday 9th August.
Fresh Breezes from the NE with cloudy Weather. People employed cleaning the Ship above and below. Received on Board some planks for the Ships use. AM came on Board Capt. Barker.

Monday 10th August.
Fresh Breezes from the NE with fine Weather, received on Board 120 Bags of Bread for Ship Stores and a Quantity of Dry Provisions. Likewise employed on receiving on Board Private Trade on Acct of the Captain and Officers and several Stores for the Marine Boys.

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Ship Northampton at Gravesend

Tuesday 11th August.
Fresh Breezes easterly with fine Weather. AM received on Board the Ship Guns, PM employed receiving on Board Private Trade on Acct of the Captain and Owners likewise received on Board Sundry Stores otherwise employed as most useful. Officers on Board 1st and 3rd.

Wednesday 12th August.
Light Breezes and fair Weather from the NE. Employed setting up the Rigging fore and aft.

Thursday 13th August.
Wind SW with Cloudy Weather & Rain at times, received on Board Sundry Stores on Victualling Bill & Ship Chandlers Stores, employed otherwise as Requisite under the Boatswain.

Friday 14th August.
Fair Weather with the Wind Westerly, received on Board 1 Bale of Woollen on Acct of the Hon Compy 3 Casks of Brandy for the Troops, Store Sails, Blocks & 11 Packages of private Trade, employed otherwise as requisite. Stowing the Hold

Saturday 15th August.
Wind Westerly and fair Weather, received on Board 60 Cases and 12 Packages of Private Trade Copper, 6 Half Hogsheads of Vinegar 2 Kegs of Lime Juice on Acct of the Victualling Bill, employed as necessary under the Boatswain.

Sunday 16th August.
Easterly Wind with fair Weather, employed washing and cleaning the lower Decks.

Monday 17th August.
Winds and Weather as yesterday. Received on Board 183 Coils private Trade Cordage, Ships Powder Shot and Sundry other Gunners Stores and 10 fms Billet Wood, employed otherwise setting up the fore top Mast rigging, Stowing the Hold.

Tuesday 18th August.
8 fms of Water – Hurst Castle W½S, ye Commodore SWbW dist about 1 Mile.

Wednesday 19th August.
Easterly Winds with fair Weather, employed receiving on Board Cordage on Acct of the Owners, likewise the Ships Store Cordage & 3 Cables for the Ships use, coiled them away in their respective Tiers, Spliced 2 Cables an end for the best Bower and Sheet Anchors. Employed otherwise in getting the Ship ready to drop to the lower Hope.

Thursday 20th August.
Light Winds from the eastward with fine Weather, at 4am hove short on the small Bower, at half past 9am weighed and made sail, at 2pm came to an Anchor in the Hope and paid the Ships Company. Otherwise employed getting the Ship ready for Sea.

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Ship Northampton at Gravesend

Friday 21st August 1801.
Moderate Breezes easterly with fair Weather, at 11am weighed and made sail, at 5pm came to anchor in 4 fms Water Southend bearing NE½E distance off shore about 1½ miles.

Saturday 22nd August.
Fresh Breezes easterly with fair Weather at half past 3am came to an Anchor in 8½ fms Water the Black Tail Beacon, bearing NE distance ¼ Mile. At half past 11am weighed and made sail. At 3pm came to Anchor with the best Bower in the Nob Channel the Buoy of the Girdler S½E ¼ of a Mile.

Sunday 23rd August.
At 11am weighed from the Girdlers Hole and made sail, at half past 12 passed over the flats least water ¼ less 4 fms, at 7pm hove too in the Downs and at 12pm Dungeness Light bore West ¼ North and South Foreland Light NEbyN.

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[Monday 24th August]
At 4am Dungeness Light bore MWbyW distance about 6 or 7 Miles. At 6 Beachy Head bore NWbyW½West distance about 4 Leagues. At Noon Beachy Head bore NWbyW distance about 10 or 11 Miles in Company with the Hon Companys Ship Ann. Light Airs. This Log contains 12 hours and ends at noon to regulate Sea Time.

[End of Harbour Journal]

[Start of Sea Log]

Remarks etc. Tuesday 25th August 1801.
At 4pm tacked Ship at half past 5pm tacked the Ship. Light Airs. At 6pm Beachy Head NEbyE distance off shore 1½ miles. At 8pm came to Anchor in 16 fms with the Kedge and Hawser. At 11pm weighed & made sail. At half past 5am the Owers Light bearing NNW. At 9am stood in for Spithead. Fine Breeze & clear. At half past 10am came to an Anchor at the Mother Bank with the small Bower veered away on the small bower and moored Ship a whole Cable on the small Bower to the SE and half a Cable to the best Bower to the NW. When moored the ---- bore NE½N. Ryde SSW, Nettlestone Point SEbyS. People variously employed. This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to regulate Harbour Time.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Journal]

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Remarks etc. Wednesday 26 Aug 1801.
South wind, fine Weather. Employed fleeting the Bob Stays Fore Stays and fore rigging likewise twined in the Topmast rigging afresh fore and aft otherwise employed as most useful. Received on Board Water, Provisions and sundry Stores.

Remarks etc. Thursday 27th August 1801.
SE Wind fine Weather. Set up the Ba—Stays and hove the Gammoning of the Bowsprit taught. Stayed the fore Masts and Main Masts and set up the fore and main rigging. Carpenter employed making Racks for the Mizen Rigging.

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Remarks etc. Friday 28th August 1801
Wind South fine Weather. Stayed the Mizen Mast and set the rigging up, stayed the Topmasts and set the topmast and top Gallant masts rigging up fore and aft, otherwise employed as most needful, Carpenter making a Martingale. Received on Board Water and Provisions.

Remarks etc. Saturday 29th August 1801
Wind variable fine Weather. Employed variously about the rigging . Got the Topmast Studding Booms on the Yards, Swayed the lower Yards higher up, Shortened the Slings of the fore Yard. AM washed and scraped between Decks. At 5pm Joseph West Seaman fell from the main Yard upon Deck by which accident he had one of his legs broke. PM came on board Mr Nicholls Purser with the Hon Company’s Packet. Received Sailing instructions from His Majesty’s Ship Sea Horse.

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Ship Northampton Mother Bank

Remarks etc. Sunday 30th August 1801
Wind NW fine Weather. Employed cleaning the Ship. Company’s Agent mustered the Ships Company. Received on Board Provisons Water and sundry small Stores.

Monday 31st.
Winds at ye NW with fair Weather – Employed making Nettings otherwise as necessary.

Tuesday 1st September.
Winds westerly with Squally weather & Rain at times. Received sundry small Stores for use of the Ship. Employed as yesterday Scrubbed Hammocks & Loosed sails to dry.

Wednesday 2nd.
Fresh winds at ye SW with Squalls & Rain. Struck Top Gallant Yards & Masts. Employed as before.

Thursday 3rd.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as previous days past.

Friday 4th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. People employed as necessary.

Saturday 5th.
Fresh breezes variable. Loosed sails to dry. Employed making Nettings as necessary.

Sunday 6th.
Light Winds variable. Loosed sails to dry & fidded Top Gallant Masts. Cleaned between Decks.

Monday 7th.
Light Airs variable & fine Weather. People under ye Boatswain. At 5pm Signal for all Officers & Men on Board not to quit the Ship without leave from Commodore of ye Convoy.

Tuesday 8th.
Light Airs at ye Eastward & fine Weather. AM unmoor per Signal & hove short on ye best Bower Cable. Got Top Gallant Yards up otherwise under ye Boatswain.

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Ship Northampton Mother Bank

Wednesday 9th September 1801.
First part Winds at ye SE, Latter light Air variable & fair Weather. At 8am Mr Knell Pilot came on Board, at half past 9 weighed for Signal. But ye wind Baffling Anchored per Signal in Yarmouth Roads with the best Bower in 8 fms of Water – Hurst Castle [Hurst Castle at west entrance of the Solent] W½S, ye Commodore SWbW dist about 1 Mile.

Thursday 10th September
Light Easterly Winds & pleasant Weather. At half past 9am weighed per Signal. At noon ye Needle Point E 2 Miles St Catherine’s Point SE Peverel Point SWbW about 4 Leagues. In company with the Comet, Sovereign, Princess Mary, Monarch, General Stewart, Sarah Christiana, Caledonia, Ann & Manship Indiamen the Carron & Veruna & several Whalers. Under Convoy of His Majesty’s Ship Sea Horse. NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

[end of Harbour Journal]

[start of Sea Log]

Friday 11th September.
No obs. Pleasant breezes & cloudy Weather. At half past Noon the Pilot left us. Signal for order of sailing. At Sunset the Bill of Portland NW½W about 7 Leagues. The NE Point of Portland NWbW¼W. At 10pm Portland light NEbE. At 8am the Start Point NEbN dist about 5 Leagues. Bolt Tail NbW [Headland in Devon] about 4 Leagues. At Noon the Start Point NE½N dist 6 or 7 Leagues. Extremes of ye Land at NEbE to N½E. Signal to Rendezvous Torbay. The fleet in Company.

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Ship Northampton from ----

Saturday 12th September 1801.
C&D S38W 55. Pleasant breezes & Cloudy Weather. People under the Boatswain. At midnight the Lizard lights NNE½E dist about 4 Leagues. At 2am The Lizard lights NEbE. Lat 49.14N Long 6.6W.

Sunday 13th September.
C&D S65W 31. First part light breezes Middle & Latter light Airs & Cloudy Weather. Swell continues from ye Westward. Fleet in Company. Lat 49.4N Long 6.55W.

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From England towards Bombay

Monday 14th September 1801.
C&D S74.20W 22. Light Airs & Calms with fair Weather. People employed under ye Boatswain. Fleet in Company. Signal for Order of Sail. Lat 48.57N Long 7.32W.

Tuesday 15th September 1801.
C&D S44W 26. Light Airs & Calms with fair Weather. Fleet in Company. Lat 48.38N Long 8.09W.

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Ship Northampton from

Wednesday 16 September 1801
C&D S48W 121. A pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. AM Stowed ye Anchor & unbent ye Cables. A confused Swell. Lat 47.11N Long 10.23W.

Thursday 17th.
C&D S43W 119. A Pleasant breeze & cloudy Weather. signal to steer SSW. AM Stowed ye Booms. Lat 45.45N Long 12.20W.

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England towards Bombay

Friday 18th September 1801.
C&D S31W 146. First part moderate & cloudy middle Squally Latter fresh Gale with a Large Sea at ye northward. Fleet in Company. Lat 43.40N Long 14.04W.

Saturday 19th.
C&D S18W 140. First & Latter parts fresh breezes & fair, Middle Squally with showers of Rain. People under ye Boatswain. AM Washed & cleaned below & mustered the People to their Quarters. Fleet in Company. A Large Swell at ye Northward. Lat 41.31N Long 15.01W.

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Northampton from England

Sunday 20 September 1801.
C&D S18W 140. Moderate breezes throughout with some Squalls & Rain in ye First & Middle Parts. AM Mustered ye Marine Boys & examined their Clothing found ----. Swell continues at ye Northward. Lat 39.20N Long 15.57W.

Monday 21st.
C&D S18W 139. A pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Strange Sail standing to ye NW Signal to continue same course & sail. People as necessary under ye Boatswain. Lat 37.07N Long 16.51W.

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towards Bombay

Tuesday 22nd September 1801.
C&D S24W 145. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. People under ye Boatswain. Fleet in Company. Lat 34.56N Long 18.00W.

Wednesday 23rd.
C&D ----. A pleasant breeze & fair Weather. People under ye Boatswain. At Daylight saw ye Island of Porto Sancto bearing S¼E dist about 7 Leagues. At 6am Madeira SW dist 10 or 11 Leagues. At Noon Porto Sancto NEbE½E & of Madeira WNW The Easternmost Deserter SbW. Lat 32.53N (obs) Long ----.

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Northampton from England

Thursday 24th September 1801.
C&D ----. A light breeze & fair Weather. At 8pm ye extremes of Madeira at ENE to EbN. The Town of Funchal NNW dist about 6 Miles. At Noon Funchal NEbN dist 5 or 5 Leagues. Extremes of ye Land at NE½E to NbW. At midnight Funchal at N 3or 4 Leagues. AM Supplied the Sea Horse with 1920 Galls of Water. Lat 32.23N (obs) Long ----.

Friday 25th.
C&D ----. Light Airs & Calms with fair Weather. Bore up as per Signal. At Sunset ye Extremes of ye Land at N to NE¾E dist 6 or 7 Leagues. The extremes of ye Deserter at EbN to EbS. At 8am Extremes of ye Land at N to NE dist 7 or 8 Leagues. At Noon ye extremes of ye Land NE ½ E to N½W. about 9 Leagues. AM Set up ye Bobstays & Fore Rigging. Lat 32.14N (obs) Long ----.

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Towards Bombay

Saturday 26 Sept 1801.
C&D S20W 82. Light Winds & fair Weather. PM Set up ye Main Rigging etc. AM Washed between Decks & Exercised Great Guns. At Sunset ye extremes of Madeira at N½E to NE dist 9 or 10 Leagues. Lat 31.22N Long 17.37W

Sunday 27th September 1801.
C&D S61W 61. Light breezes & fair Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Fleet in Company. Lat 30.53N Long 18.30W.

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Ship Northampton from

Monday 28th September 1801.
C&D S11W 33. Light Airs & Calms with fair Weather. People under the Boatswain. A Swell at ye NW. Fleet in Company. Lat 30.26N Long 18.37W.

Tuesday 29th.
C&D S11W 59. Variable Winds & Weather. Employed as necessary. Fleet in Company. Lat 29.29N Long 18.50W.

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England towards Bombay

Wednesday 30 September 1801.
C&D S48W 57. A pleasant breeze & mostly fair Weather. People under the Boatswain. At half past 8am saw ye Island of Palma bearing E½N dist about 11 or 12 Leagues. Lat 28.03N Long 18.50W.

Thursday 1st October 1801.
C&D S22W 118. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather, AM Set up the Mizen Rigging. Fleet in Company. Lat 26.00N Long 19.37W.

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Northampton from England

Friday 2nd October 1801.
C&D S20W 74. A light Breeze & fair Weather. Fleet in Company. Lat 24.57N Long 20.07W.

Saturday 3rd.
C&D S21W 143. A fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. AM Washed between Decks & Exercised Great Guns. Fleet in Company. Lat 22.38N Long 21.02W.

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Towards Bombay

Sunday 4 October 1801.
C&D S28W 147. A fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather with Rain in the first part. Lighting with thunder. Fleet in Company. Lat 20.28N Long 22.11W.

Monday 5th.
C&D S29W 144. A fresh Trade & Pleasant Weather. People variously employed. Fleet in Company. Lat 18.45N Long 23.25W.

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Northampton from England

Tuesday 6th October 1801.
C&D S67W 24. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. People under ye Boatswain. At Daylight saw ye Island of St Anthony bearing SSE dist about 6 Leagues. At Noon extremes of Land at EbS to NEbE about 8 Leagues. Lat 16.51N Long 25.54W.

Wednesday 7th.
C&D S10W 105. Trade Variable with hazy Weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Lat 15.12N Long 25.32W.

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Towards Bombay

Thursday 8th October 1801.
C&D South 86. A Light Trade & hazy Weather. People under ye Boatswain. Fleet in Company. Lat 13.49N Long 25.32W.

Friday 9th.
C&D S2W 79. First part Light winds & Cloudy Middle & Latter Squally & Rain. Fleet in Company. Lat 12.24N Long 25.35W.

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Northampton from England

Saturday 10th October 1801.
C&D S5W 93. Variable winds with frequent Squalls & Rain. Lat 10.49N Long 25.43W.

Sunday 11th.
C&D N79W 54. Ditto Winds & Weather, Lat 11.04N. Long 26.36W.

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Towards Bombay

Monday 12 October.
C&D S53W 23. Winds variable with much Rain in the night. PM Parted Company with ye Princess Mary. At Daylight found the Fleet much scattered. Lat 10.51N Long 26.54W.

Tuesday 13th.
C&D S12E 60. First & Middle Parts light Airs & Calms latter a Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Fleet in Company. Lat 9.57N Long 26.42W.

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Northampton from England

Wednesday 14 October 1801.
C&D S11E 70. First part a Pleasant breeze & Latter Light Airs & fine Weather. A Fleeted & Set up ye Main ----. Lat 8.33N Long 26.28W.

Thursday 15th.
C&D S14E 65. Light winds & mostly fair Weather. People under the Boatswain. Fleet in Company. Lat 7.37 Long 26.13W.

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Towards Bombay

Friday 16th October 1801.
C&D S29W 42. Winds Variable with hard Squalls in ye Night. People under ye Boatswain. Commodore not in sight. A Swell at ye Southward. Signal ships to Leeward to endeavour to join fleet. Lat 7.7N Long 26.29W.

Saturday 17th.
C&D N5E 22. Light Variable winds & fair Weather. AM Washed between Decks & Sprinkled the Beams with Vinegar [to control the Woodworm]. People under the Boatswain. Fleet in Company. Lat 7.16N Long 26.7W.

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Northampton from England

Sunday 18th October 1801.
C&D S46E 21. Light Variable Winds & Calms with some Squalls & Rain. Confined Robert Howard in Irons for riotously striking Henry Boiter Seaman when in his Hammock & breaking the Bones of his Nose. Lat 7.13N Long 25.52W.

Monday 19th October.
C&D S18E 13. Light Airs Variable & Calms. People under ye Boatswain. Fleet much dispersed. Lat 6.53N Long 25.48W.

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Towards Bombay

Tuesday 20th October 1801.
C&D S61E 40. Light winds & fair Weather. People under ye Boatswain. Fleet in Company. Lat 6.33N Long 25.13W.

Wednesday 21st.
C&D S39E 44. Light winds variable mostly fair Weather. AM Released Robert Howard from Confinement. Fleet in Company. Lat 6.09N Long 24.46W.

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Northampton from England

Thursday 22nd October 1801.
C&D S35W 37. Fresh breezes & mostly Cloudy Weather with some light Squalls & Rain. Fleet in Company. A confused Swell at ye SE. Lat 4.58N Long 23.57W.

Friday 23rd.
C&D S41E 52. A fresh breeze & cloudy Weather with some Squalls & Rain in ye middle Part. A confused Swell during ye night at ye SE. Lat 4.17N Long 23.23W.

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Towards Bombay

Saturday 24th October 1801.
C&D S40E 33. Moderate breezes & fair Weather. At 5pm Spoke the Commodore who informed us that he saw a sail of Ships to ye SW & desired us to keep close order Sailing & show no lights. At Sunset could see 2 Sail at ye Mast head. Signal to sail as convenient keeping close to ye Commodore. Lat 3.56N Long 23.02W.

Sunday 25th.
C&D S46E 59. Mostly moderate breezes & Cloudy Weather. AM Set up ye Bobstays & fore Rigging. Taken aback Commodore burnt a Blue Light. Lat 3.14N Long 22.20W.

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Northampton from England

Monday 26 October 1801.
C&D S6E 30. Variable Weather throughout. People under the Boatswain. Fleet in Company. At Noon punished Edward Plummer Marine Boy for stealing liquor with one & a half dozen Lashes also Thomas Williams & William Whitehead Ordinary Seamen with one dozen Lashes each for encouraging the theft & receiving Part of the Liquor. Lat 3.27N Long 22.17W.

Tuesday 27th.
C&D S59W 96. A Pleasant breeze & Cloudy Weather. People under ye Boatswain. Lat 3.38N Long 23.39W.

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Towards Bombay

Wednesday 28th October 1801.
C&D S63W 109. A fresh breeze throughout with some flying Squalls & Rain in ye Middle Part. Fleet in Company. Lat 1.49N Long 25.16W.

Thursday 29th.
C&D S58W 90. A Fresh breeze & Cloudy Weather. Signal to continue same course & Sail etc. & Ships ahead to shorten sail. Lat 1.03N long 26.39W.

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Northampton from England

Friday 30th October 1801.
C&D S39W 114. A fresh Trade & fair Weather. The Sarah Christiana parted Company during the night. Lat O.23S Long 27.51W.

[Crossed the Equator]

Saturday 31st.
C&D S21W 107. A Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. At 1pm H.M. Ship Sea Horse made ye Signal for parting Company. At 3 Sent a Boat on Board ye Comet & received Sailing Instructions. AM Washed & Cleaned below. Verunna parted Company. Lat 1.55S Long 28.30W.

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Towards Bombay

Sunday 1st November 1801.
C&D S20W 131. A Pleasant Trade & Cloudy Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Lat 3.55S Long 29.14W.

Monday 2nd.
C&D SbW½W 110. A Peasant Trade & fair Weather. People under ye Boatswain. At 11am The Sovereign made ye Signal for seeing a strange Sail SSW. Lat 5.34S Long 29.46W.

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Northampton from England

Tuesday 3rd November 1801.
C&D S8W 118. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Lat 7,25S Long 30.03W.

Wednesday 4th.
C&D S2W 132. Ditto Wind & Weather. Employed fitting a New Main Top Sail. Caulker caulking ye Oak Work between Decks. Lat 9.30S Long 30.07W.

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Towards Bombay

Thursday 5th November 1801.
C&D S2W 126. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Employed as yesterday. Lat 11.27S Long 30.12W.

Friday 6th November.
C&D S7 123. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Employed fitting a new Fore top Sail. Lat 13.49S Long 29.57W.

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Northampton from England

Saturday 7th November 1801.
C&D S4E 131. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Employed as yesterday. AM Washed between Decks. Exercised Great Guns. Lat 15.33S Long 29.47W.

Sunday 8th.
C&D South 123. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Lat 17.47S Long 29.46W.

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Towards Bombay

Monday 9th November 1801.
C&D S27E 116. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Caulker caulking the Oakwork between Decks. Lat 19.24S Long 28.52W.

Tuesday 10th.
C&D S48E 132. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Latterly a large confused Swell SE. Employed fitting a New Mizen Top Sail. Caulker as yesterday. Lat 20.51S Long 27.10W.

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Northampton from England

Wednesday 11 November 1801.
C&D SE½E 123. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. People under ye Boatswain. Caulker as per days past. Lat 22.07S Long 25.28W.

Thursday 12th.
C&D S43E 77. First part a fresh breeze & Middle & Latter Light winds variable & fair. Employed fitting a New Fore Sail. Lat 23.04S Long 24.30W.

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Towards Bombay

Friday 13 November 1801.
C&D S40E 64. Light variable winds & fair Weather. AM gammoned ye Boltsprit [a corruption of Bowsprit] set ye Bobstays & fore & Main Rigging up. Lat 23.45S Long 23.17W.

Saturday 14th.
C&D S51E 83. Light winds & fair Weather. AM Set ye Mizen Rigging up & Washed between Deck & Sprinkled ye Beams with Vinegar. Lat 24.56S Long 21.58W.

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Northampton from England

Sunday 15th November 1801.
C&D S24E 26. Light Airs & fair Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Lat 25.25S Long 21.44W.

Monday 16th November.
C&D S34E 95. Moderate breezes & mostly fair Weather. PM Confined in Irons Thomas Williams Ordinary Seaman for theft. At Noon ye Stranger SE 4 or 5 Miles. Lat 26.50S Long 20.36W.

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Towards Bombay

Tuesday 17 November 1801.
C&D S19E 117. First part Moderate breezes with some Squalls & Rain. Middle & Latter fresh breezes & Cloudy with a large Confused Swell at ye SSW. The Strange Sail proved to be the Verunna. At Noon punished Thomas Williams with 2 Dozen Lashes & Edward Plummer Marine boy with the like number for theft. Also Thomas Jobson Ordinary Seaman with one Dozen for his receiving some of ye things knowing them to be Stolen. It being the unanimous Opinion of all the Officers & myself that they deserved the above punishment. Lat 28.51S Long 20.13W.

Wednesday 18th November.
C&D S27E 151. Fresh Breezes & Cloudy Weather. The Swell continues at ye Southward. Lat 31.06S Long 19.07W.

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Northampton from England

Thursday 19th November 1801.
C&D S58E 120. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Employed fitting a New Main Sail. Shifted ye Fore Top Gallant Sail with ye New One. Employed Middle Stitching it. Lat 31.48S Long 17.17W.

Friday 20th.
C&D S67E 49. Light winds & mostly fair Weather. Middle Stitching up Fore Top Gallant Sail. Lat 32.11S Long 16.14W.

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Towards Bombay

Saturday 21 November 1801.
C&D S72E 57. Light winds & fair Weather. At 5pm General Stewart made ye Signal for being in distress & in want of immediate assistance, at half past 5 Spoke her found she had sprung her Boltsprit. AM Shifted ye Fore Sail Fore Top Sail & Main Top Sails with new ones. Lat 32.33S Long 14.41W.

Sunday 22nd.
C&D S69E 74. Light winds & fair Weather. PM shifted ye Mizen Top Sail with ye New one. AM Suspended Richard Smith Boatswain for making use of very improper Language to Mr John Nesbitt 1st Mate. Lat 33.7S Long 12.54W.

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Northampton from England

Monday 23rd November 1801.
C&D S71E 148. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. Employed Middle Stitching up ye Fore Top Sail. Lat 34.06S Long 10.08W.

Tuesday 24th.
C&D SE69E 79. Light Winds & fair Weather. Employed as yesterday. At Daylight saw 3 Strange Sails to ye Eastward. Lat 34.32S Long 8.19W.

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Towards Bombay

Wednesday 25th November 1801.
C&D S69E 121. First part light winds & fair, Latter fresh breezes & Cloudy. The Strangers proved to be Portuguese from Rio Janario bound for Mozambique. Drizzling Rain. Lat 35.22S Long 6.4W.

Thursday 26th November.
C&D S74E 170. Fresh breeze & Cloudy Weather. Employed Middle Stitching ye Mizen Top Sail. Caulker caulking ye Yawl. Shifted ye Jibb with ye New one. The Portuguese Brig in Company. Lat 36.95S Long 3.59W.

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Northampton from England

Friday 27th November 1801.
C&D S72E 214. Strong Gales throughout with frequent Squalls. Latterly a heavy Sea. At Day Light only 6 Sail in sight & the Portuguese Brig. Lat 36.56S Long 00.36W.

Saturday 28th.
C&D S80E 191. Strong Gales with frequent Squalls, a Large Sea. At Noon Up Top Gallant Yards. Lat 37.18S Long 2.48E.

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Towards Bombay

Sunday 29th November 1801.
C&D S83E 159. Fresh breezes throughout with frequent hard Squalls. A Large Swell at ye SW. Lat 36.54S Long 5.56E.

Monday 30th.
C&D S86E 114. First part a fresh breeze Latter Moderate & Cloudy. A Large Swell at ye SSW. Employed Middle Stitching ye Mizen top Sail. AM Cleaned between Decks. Signal for Sternmost Ships to make more sail. Lat 37.03S Long 8,47E.

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Northampton from England

Tuesday 1 December 1801.
C&D S60E 181. An increasing Gale & Cloudy Weather. Lat 38.34S Long 12.04E.

Wednesday 2nd December.
C&D S70E 231. A fresh Gale throughout with frequent Squalls. At Noon Caledonia out of sight astern. Lat 39.53S Long 15.11E.

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Towards Bombay

Thursday 3rd December 1801.
C&D S87E 178. First part fresh breezes Middle & Latter Moderate & Cloudy. PM Reinstated Richard Smith Boatswain on promise of better behaviour. The Caledonian joined us again. Lat 39.36S Long 19.3E.

Friday 4th.
C&D E Northerly[?]. First part fresh Breezes with some Rain, Middle light winds & Variable, Latter a fresh Breeze & Cloudy Weather. Employed Middle Stitching ye Jibb. Lat 39.32S Long 22.24E.

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Northampton from England

Saturday 5th December 1801.
C&D S88E 206. First & Middle part fresh breezes Latter moderate Cloudy. Some Squalls with Rain. Employed Middle Stitching ye Jib. Cleaned between Decks & Sprinkled with Vinegar. Lat 39.20S Long 26.49E.

Sunday 6th.
C&D N88E 186. First part Moderate breezes Middle & Latter fresh breezes with flying Squalls at times. Lat 39.13S Long 30.48E.

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Towards Bombay

Monday 7th December 1801.
C&D N76E 201. A fresh breeze & fair Weather. Employed middle Stitching ye Fore Sail. At 2pm parted Company with ye Madras & Bengal Ships. In Company with the Sovereign & Manship. Lat 38.17S Long 36.57E.

Tuesday 8th.
C&D N78E 225. Fresh breezes & Pleasant Weather the Water Smooth. Employed Middle Stitching ye Mizzen Sail. Lat 37.35S Long 39.37E.

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Northampton from England

Wednesday 9th Dec 1801.
C&D N87E 182. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Employed Middle Stitching ye Mizzen Top Sail. Caulker on ye quick[?] work & Waterways. Lat 37.24S long 43.24E.

Thursday 10th.
C&D N73E 95. First part a Pleasant breeze Latter Light winds & fair Weather throughout. AM shifted ye Top Sails with ye old ones. Caulker as yesterday. Lat 37.01S Long 45.25E.

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Towards Bombay

Friday 11 December 1801.
C&D S83E 74. Light Winds & fair Weather Smooth Water. Employed Middle Stitching ye Fore Sail. Caulker as per days past. Lat 37.88S Long 46.57E.

Saturday 12th.
C&D S78E 167. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Employed as yesterday. AM washed between Decks. Drizzling Rain. Lat 37.40S Long 50.08E.

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Northampton from England

Sunday 13 December 1801.
C&D S86.15E 189. A Pleasant breeze with Cloudy Weather the Water Smooth. Lat 37.54S Long 54.16E.

Monday 14th.
C&D N76.45S 156. A pleasant breeze & mostly Cloudy Weather the Water Smooth. Employed Middle Stitching ye Fore Sail. Caulker on ye Waterways on ye Upper Deck. Lat 37.18S Long 57.02E.

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Tuesday 15th December 1801.
C&D N84E 141. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Caulker as yesterday. Lat 37.08S Long 59.58E.

Wednesday 16th.
C&D S84E 160. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather the Water Smooth. Set up ye Main Top Gallant rigging. Caulker as for days past. Lat 37.29S Long 63.18E.

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Northampton from England

Thursday 17th December 1801.
C&D S88E 161. A fresh breeze & fair Weather. Caulker on ye Topside. Lat 37.35S Long 66.40E.

Friday 18th.
C &D N79E 139. First part a fresh breeze & fair Latter a Strong Gale with hazy Weather & a Large Sea. Lat 37.03 E. Long 69.55E.

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Towards Bombay

Saturday 19th December 1801.
C&D N33E 94. First par a fresh Breeze Middle & Latter Light winds & cloudy Weather. AM Scraped & Cleaned between Decks. Lat 35.46S Long 70.55E.

Sunday 20th.
C&D N14E 36. Light winds & fair Weather. AM Shifted ye Fore Sail with ye 2nd best. Lat 3.55 (obs) Long 71.06E.

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Northampton from England

Monday 21st December 1801.
C&D S84E 107. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Lat 35.05S Long 73.17E.

Tuesday 22nd.
C&D East 159. A fresh breeze with fair Weather. Caulker caulking ye Upper Deck. Lat 35.14S Long 76.31E.

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Towards Bombay

Wednesday 23rd December 1801.
C&D N82E 134. Fresh breezes with Rain at times. Lat 34.51S Long 79.14E.

Thursday 24th.
C&D N89E 103. First part fresh breezes with some Rain Latter unsettled Weather with Rain. Lat 34.51S Long 81.19E.

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Northampton from England

Friday 25th December 1801.
C&D N28E 42. Winds variable & mostly Cloudy Weather. Lat 34.14S Long 81.44E.

Saturday 26th.
C&D East 65. 65. Light Winds & fair Weather. Unbent ye Driver to repair. Caulker on the Topsides. Lat 34.11S Long 83.2E.

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Towards Bombay

Sunday 27th December 1801.
C&D N56E 69. Light winds & fair Weather the Water Smooth. AM Bent ye Driver. Lat 33.32S Long 84.12E.

Monday 28th.
C&D N19E 80. Light winds & Pleasant Weather. Caulker caulking ye Topsides. Compass Signal. Lat 32.17S Long 84.45E.

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Northampton from England

Tuesday 29th December 1801.
C&D N8E 72. Light winds with flying showers of Rain & mostly fair Weather. Caulker as yesterday. Lat 31.01S Long 84.59E.

Wednesday 30th.
C&D N2E 88. First part a Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Latter light winds Variable the Water Smooth. Caulker as days past. Lat 29.19S Long 85.03E.

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Towards Bombay

Thursday 31 December 1801.
C&D N13W 16. Light Airs variable & Calms with fair Weather. Caulker as days past. Lat 29.03S Long 84.59E.

Friday 1st January 1802.
C&D N2W 36. Light Variable winds & fair Weather. Caulker as per days past. Made ye Signal for seeing a Strange Sail bearing South. Lat 28.23S Long 84.57E.

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Northampton from England

Saturday 2nd January 1802.
C&D N11E 30. Light variable winds & fair Weather. AM Washed between Decks & Exercised Great Guns. Strange Sail still in sight astern. Lat 28.08S Long 85.94E.

Sunday 3rd.
C&D N12E 134. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Strange Sail still in sight astern. Lat 25.52E Long 85.35E.

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Towards Bombay

Monday 4th January 1802.
C&D N3E 80. Light winds & fair Weather. Signal to continue course & Sail. Commodore hove to to Speak the Strange Sail who had hoisted English Colours. Caulker on the Topside. Lat 24.35S Long 85.40E.

Tuesday 5th.
C&D N3E 156. A fresh trade with some Squalls & Rain in ye Middle part. At Daylight the Commodore bore North 10 or 11 Miles. Lat 21.45S Long 85.48E.

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Northampton from England

Wednesday 6th January 1802.
C&D N6E 198. A Fresh Trade & fair Weather. Lat 18.19S Long 86.96E.

Thursday 7th.
C&D N1E 195. A Fresh Trade with some Squalls & Rain. Lat 15.18S Long 86.12E.

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Towards Bombay

Friday 8th January 1802.
C&D N -– 185. A fresh trade & fair weather. Lat 12.11S Long 86.12E.

Saturday 9th.
C&D N4E 184. A fresh Trade & fair Weather. AM set ye Fore Top Mast rigging up & Washed between Decks. The Ship has had too much Distance last 24 hours. Lat 9.11S Long 86.25E.

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Northampton from England

Sunday 10 January 1802.
C&D North 115. Variable Winds with Light Squalls & Rain. Lat 7.20S Long 86.23E.

Monday 11th.
C&D N3E 115. Winds & Weather Variable. Lat 5.32S Long 86.29E.

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Towards Bombay

Tuesday 12th January 1802.
C&D N2W 99. Variable winds & Cloudy Weather with some Rain in ye Latter part. Lat 3.54S Long 86.25E.

Wednesday 13th.
C&D North 102. Winds Variable with frequent squalls & Rain. Lat 2.13S Long 86.25E.

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Northampton from England

Thursday 14 January 1802.
C&D N 140. Unsettled Weather throughout. Lat 00.7N Long 86.25E.

Friday 15th.
C&D N1E 100. Moderate Breezes & Cloudy Weather. Squalls & Rain. Lat 2.10N Long 86.26E.

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Towards Bombay

Saturday 16th January 1802.
C&D N2W 100. Variable winds with frequent Squalls & Rain. A Swell at ye NE. Taken aback. AM Bent ye Bower Cables & Unstowed the Anchors. Lat 4.13N Long 86.22E.

Sunday 17th.
C&D N8E 53.Variable winds & Cloudy Weather. Lat 4.52N Long 86.30E.

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Northampton from England

Monday 18th January 1802.
C&D N61W 135. First part moderate & Cloudy Latter a fresh breeze with some light Squalls in ye night. Lat 5.42N Long 84.31E.

Tuesday 19th.
C&D ----. A fresh breeze & fair Weather. Bent the Stream cable & got the Anchor over the Side. At Daylight saw ye Land bearing NWbW. At Noon ye Extremes of Ceylon at NEbE to Dunderhead WbS½S. Dist off Shore 5 or 6 Miles. Lat ----.

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Towards Bombay

Wednesday 20th January 1802.
C&D ----. Land & Sea Breeze with fair Weather. At Sunset Point De Gaul [Galle] WbN Dunderhead NE½N. The Easternmost Extreme EbN dist off Shore about 3 Miles. At Noon ye extremes of ye Land at E½S to NW Dist off Shore about 1 Mile. Lat 6.00N.

Thursday 21st.
C&D S74W 27. Light Airs & Calms with fair Weather. At 6pm Gaula Town NNE Dist about 7 Miles. At Daylight ye Extremes of ye Land at NE to NbW Dist off Shore about 7 Leagues. PM Parted Company with ye Manship. Lat 3.53N Long 79.52E.

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Northampton from England

Friday 22nd January 1802.
C&D N64W 106. First part moderate Latter a fresh breeze & fair Weather. A Strange Sail bearing NNE. Lat 6.26N Long 78.16E.

Saturday 23rd.
C&D N33W 88. First part fresh breezes Latter Light winds & fair Weather. AM Washed between Decks. Lat 7.42N Long 77.28E.

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Towards Bombay

Sunday 24 January 1801.
C&D ----. Land & Sea breezes with Pleasant Weather. At 4am Saw ye Land bearing NEbE. At Daylight ye extremes of ye Land at ESE to Wb½N. Dist off Shore 5 or 6 Miles. At Noon ye extremes of ye Land at N to EbS. Dist off Shore 4 or 5 Miles A strange Sail NWbN. Lat 8.25N (obs).

Monday 25th.
C&D ----. Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. At Sunset the Town of Anjanga [Anjengo] ESE 6 miles ye extremes of ye Land at NW¼W to SE dist off Shore about 5 Miles. At Noon extremes of ye Land at NBW to SE dist off Shore 4 or 5 Leagues. Lat 9.14N (obs).

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Northampton from England

Tuesday 26th January 1802.
C&D ----. Land & Sea Breeze with some Rain in ye night. Anchored with ye Stream in 5 fms Cochin Flag Staff ENE about 1½ Miles. Lat ---- No Obs.

Wednesday 27th.
C&D ----. Latter part a fresh Land breeze fair Weather. Lat 11.00N (obs).

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Towards Bombay.

Thursday 28th January 1802.
C&D ---. Light Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. At Sunset ye extremes of ye Land at NEbN to SEbS dist off Shore about 10 Miles. At Noon Mount Dilly N½E about 6 Leagues. Gunner painting ye Ship Caulker on ye Upper Deck. Lat 11.42N (obs).

Friday 29th.
C&D ----. Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. At Sunset ye extremes of ye Land at NbE to SEbE dist off Shore about 8 or 9 Miles. At Sunrise Mount Formosa NEbE dist off Shore about 3 Leagues. Gunner painting ye Ship Caulker on ye Upper Deck. Lat 12.49N (obs).

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Northampton from England

Saturday 30th January 1802.
C&D ----. Land & Sea breeze with Pleasant Weather. AM Washed between Decks & Sprinkled with Vinegar. At Sunset High Land bearing NEbN. At Daylight ye extremes of ye Land NEbN to SE dist off Shore about 3 Leagues. At Noon ye extremes of ye Land at NNE to EbS Pidgeon Island NEbN 7 or 8 Miles. Caulker & Gunner as Days past. Lat 13.53N (obs).

Sunday 31st.
C&D ----. Land & Sea breeze with Pleasant Weather. At Sunset ye extremes of ye Land at N to SEbS dist off Shore about 3 Leagues. Pidgeon Island SEbE about 6 Miles. At Daylight ye extremes of ye Land at Point Carwar [Karwar] a NbW to SE½S dist off Shore 4 or 5 Leagues. At Noon ye extremes of ye Land at Cape Ramas at NbW to ESE dist off Shore about 4 Leagues. Lat 14.42N (obs).

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Towards Bombay

Monday 1st February 1802.
C&D ----. Moderate breezes & fair Weather. At Sunset Cape Ramas at N¼W 10 or 11 Miles. Ye extremes of ye Land at N½W to SE½S dist off Shore 7 or 8 Miles. Gunner painting ye Ship Caulker on ye Upper Deck. Lat 15.15N (obs).

Tuesday 2nd February 1802.
C&D ----. Fresh breezes & fair Weather. At Sunset Alguarda Fort EbS the Monastery on Goa SEbE½E the extremes of ye Land to ye Northward NbW dist off Shore 6 or 7 Miles. Anchored in 7½ fms. At Sunrise ye extremes of Land at SSE to NbW dist off Shore about 3 Leagues. Lat 15.42N (obs).

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Northampton from England

Wednesday 3rd February 1802.
C&D ---. A fresh breeze & fair Weather. At Sunset ye extremes of ye Land at NNE to EbS dist off Shore about 4 Leagues. Ay Daylight ye extremes of ye Land at NbE½E to SEbE½E dist off Shore 6 or 7 Leagues. The Commodore not being insight wore & stood in Shore. Caulker & Gunner as before. A Strange Sail in sight to ye Northward. She proves to the Sovereign. Lat 16.00N (obs).

Thursday 4th February.
C&D ----. Moderate & fair. At Sunset ye extremes of ye Land at NbE to SEbE dist off Shore 6 or 7 Leagues. Gunner & Caulker as per Days past. At Daylight the Sovereign 7 or 8 Miles ahead. No obs.

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Towards Bombay

Friday 5th February 1802.
C&D ----. Light winds & fair Weather. At Sunrise ye extremes of Land at ESE to NNE dist off Shore about 8 Leagues. At Noon ye extremes of Land at NbE to SE½E dist off Shore about 7 Leagues. At 11am it being Calm & ye current Setting to ye SE Anchored with ye Stream in 26 fms. At Noon weighed with a light Sea Breeze. Lat 16.47N (obs).

Saturday 6th.
C&D ----. Light Winds & fair Weather. At Sunset ye extremes of ye Land at NbE to SEbS dist off Shore 3 Leagues. Ground 22 fms. Washed between Decks. At daylight ye Sovereign not in Sight. At daylight extremes of the Land at NbE½E to SEbE dist off Shore about 8 or 9 Leagues. Lat 17.06N (obs).

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Northampton from England

Sunday 7th February 1802.
C&D ----. Moderate breezes & fair Weather with a Confused Swell in ye Latter part. At Sunset ye extremes of ye Land N to SE½S dist off Shore about 3 Leagues. Lat 17.30N (obs).

Monday 8th.
C&D ----. Moderate & fair. At Sunset extremes of Land at SEbE½E to NE½N dist off Shore about 5 Leagues. Lat 17.5N (obs).

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Towards Bombay

Tuesday 9th February 1802.
C&D ----. First part a fresh breeze Middle & Latter moderate & fair. Caulker as before. At Sunset ye extremes of ye Land at Ne to EbS dist off Shore 6 or 7 Leagues. Lat 18.06N (obs).

Wednesday 10th.
C&D ----. Moderate breezes & fair Weather. At Sunset ye extremes of Land at NbE½E to SEbE dist off Shore 5 or 6 Leagues. At Sunrise extremes of ye Land at NNE to SE Island of Chowl [Chowk] NEbE½E. Island of Kanary NbE¼E dist off Shore about 10 Miles. At Noon ye extremes of ye Land at Malabar Point NEbE to SE Great Caranja EbN dist off Shore about 7 Leagues. Lat 18.40N (obs).

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Northampton Bombay

Thursday 11th February 1802.
C&D ----. Winds at ye NW & fair Weather. At 5pm Mr Snook Lieut. Marine came on Board & took charge of the Ship. At half past & Anchored in 7½ fms Water. Bombay Lighthouse bearing W2 Miles. At 7am weighed with ye wind at NNW at 8 anchored with ye Stream in 8 fms. At half past 11 weighed with ye flood & at half past twelve anchored with ye Small Bower in 4½ fms. Unbent ye Sails & got Top Gallant Yards own. PM moored Ship with ye Swivel half a Cable each way. Bombay Flag Staff NWbW Cross Island NE½E the Lighthouse SWbW½W. NB this Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight.

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[start of Harbour Journal]

Friday 12th.
Northerly winds & fair Weather. Sent on Shore ye Ships Powder. Bent ye sheet Cable & got Anchor over ye side otherwise employed delivering empty Butts on Acct of the Hon Compy.

Saturday 13th.
Fresh Northerly winds with fair Weather.Employed delivering empty Butts on Acct of the Hon Compy. PM Washed & Cleaned between Decks.

Sunday 14th.
Ditto Winds & Weather.

Monday 15th.
Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. Employed delivering Private Trade & 53 Marine boys. William Jack Gunners Mate, Jos Chard, John Shaw Seamen & Thomas Jobson Ordinary Seaman entered on Board H.M. Ship Chiffonne.

Tuesday 16th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed delivering Hon Compy Cargo & Private Trade.

Wednesday 17th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as yesterday. Got the Top Gallant Masts down upon Deck. Came on Board 19 Batl[e]y Lascars, one Serang & one Tindel to assist in Delivering the Cargo.

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Northampton Bombay

Thursday 18th February 1802.
Land & Sea Breeze with fair Weather. Got the Lower & Top Sail Yards fore & aft & Struck Top Masts otherwise employed Stripping the Ship. William Roberts Quarter Master, John Bruce, William Ellis, Henry Boiter, Antonio Santo Seamen, William Clark, Dl Finningham & John Smith entered on Board H.M. Ship Chiffone.

Friday 19th.
Light Northerly winds & fair Weather. Employed Stripping the Ship & delivering Private Trade. Received on Board 6 more Lascars to assist in delivering ye Cargo.

Saturday 20th.
Northerly winds & fair Weather. Employed delivering Private Trade Boatswain about the Rigging Caulker on ye Bends.

Sunday 21st.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed delivering Iron on Acct of the Hon Compy & Private Trade. Sent to the Hospital Jacob Anderson Carpenters Mate.

Monday 22nd.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as yesterday Boatswain about ye rigging. Caulker on ye Bends.

Tuesday 23rd.
Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather, Employed delivering Private Trade Boatswain & Caulker as yesterday.

Wednesday 24th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed delivering goods on Acct of the Hon Compy & Private Trade. Boatswain & Caulker as yesterday.

Thursday 25th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as yesterday. Sent on Shore to the Hospital Charles Gordon Seaman.

Friday 26th.
Fresh Winds at ye NW & fair Weather. Employed as for days past.

Saturday 27th.
Winds NW & fair Weather. Employed delivering Hon Compy Cargo & Private Trade. Boatswain & Caulker as before.

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Northampton

Sunday 28th.
Winds at ye NW & fair Weather. Employed receiving Salt on Acct of the Hon Compy.

Monday 1st March 1802.
Fresh Northerly winds & fair Weather. Employed delivering Cargo on Acct of ye Hon Compy. Boatswain about the Rigging Caulker on ye Bends. Sailed H.M. Ship Tremendous.

Tuesday 2nd.
Light Land & Sea Breeze with fair Weather. Employed delivering Hon Compy Cargo & Private Trade. Boatswain & Caulker as yesterday.

Wednesday 3rd.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as yesterday.

Thursday 4th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as before.

Friday 5th.
Moderate Land & Sea Breeze. Employed delivering Iron on Acct of ye Hon Compy Boatswain on ye Rigging Caulker on ye Bends.

Saturday 6th.
First part light breezes Latter fresh NW Winds. AM Arrived here H.M. Ship Trident & 2 Country Ships. Employed taking on Salt on Acct of the Hon Compy. Boatswain & Caulker as days past.

Sunday 7th.
Land & Sea Breeze Employed as necessary.

Monday 8th.
Moderate & fair. Employed delivering Iron on acct of ye Hon Compy. Boatswain about the Rigging Caulker on ye Bends.

Tuesday 9th.
Winds NW Employed as yesterday

Wednesday 10th.
Ditto Winds. Employed about the Rigging & as necessary.

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Bombay

Thursday 11th March 1802.
Light land & sea breeze with Cloudy Weather. Employed receiving Salt on Acct of the Hon Compy & delivering Private Trade Caulker on the Bends, Boatswain about the Rigging.

Friday 12th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed receiving Salt & delivering Iron on Acct of the Hon Compy. Boatswain on ye Rigging Caulker caulking ye Fore Castle.

Saturday 13th.
Winds variable with Cloudy Weather & some Rain . Employed as yesterday, Caulker caulking the Poop.

Sunday 14th.
Light land & Sea breeze. Employed in the Hold & about the Rigging.

Monday 15th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed receiving Salt on Acct of the Hon Compy. Boatswain about the Rigging Tradesmen as necessary.

Tuesday 16th.
Land & Sea Breeze with fair Weather. Employed receiving Salt on Acct of ye Hon Compy. Swayed up ye Top Masts, Gammoned the Boltsprit afresh the Old one being gone.

Wednesday 17th.
Variable winds with Cloudy Weather & some Rain. Set up the Lower Rigging. Received one Long boat load of Water, Caulker on ye Bends.

Thursday 18th.
Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. Employed receiving Water & trimming Salt in ye Hold. Set up the Top Mast Rigging. Caulker on the Poop.

Friday 19th.
Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. Employed Trimming Salt & Stowing Water in the Fore Hold. Boatswain about the Rigging. Caulker as yesterday.

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Northampton

Saturday 20th March 1802.
Land & Sea breezes with fair Weather. Got the Top sail Yards across also the Fore & Crosjack yard. Otherwise Employed as necessary. Caulker on ye Poop. Found ye Starboard Main Yard arm Rotten Carpenter repairing it.

Sunday 21st.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed about the Rigging & in the Hold.

Monday 22nd.
Land & Sea Breeze Employed about the Rigging & as necessary. Received on Board 12 Butts Water & some firewood for Troops on Acct of the Hon Compy. Received 9 Carpenters & Joiners to assist in Building Cabins & Bulkheads for the accommodation of the Troops going to Bengal.

Tuesday 23rd.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed receiving Water & firewood on Acct of the Bengal Troops & about the Rigging. Carpenters as necessary.

Wednesday 24th.
Ditto Winds & Weather, Swayed up the Main Yard. Employed receiving Water for the use of the Troops. Blacking ye Yards etc.

Thursday 25th.
Land & Sea Breeze Employed Stowing Water in ye Hold. Blacking ye Yards & Rubing[?] ye Running Rigging. Carpenters as before . Caulker on ye Poop.

Friday 26th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. At daylight received on Board Sixty men from His Majesty’s Ship Chiffone to assist in getting the Ship ready for Sea, Rove the running rigging. Got the Top Gallant Yards up & Bent Sails. Otherwise employed Stowing Water in the Hold & clearing ye Decks for the reception of Troops.

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Bombay

Saturday 27th March 1802.
Moderate Land & Sea Breeze. At daylight 40 Men from H.M. Ship Chiffone came on Board. Unmoored & hove Short on ye small Bower. At 9am Mr Robert Buddin Lieut. Of ye Hon Company’s Marine came on board & took charge of ye Ship. At half past 11 weighed & made Sail. At half past Noon Anchored outside of the Middle Ground. Otherwise employed delivering empty Casks & Lumber into one of ye Hon Compy’s Luggage Boats, Stowing Water & Cleaning Ship. PM received on board 2 Compys of H.M. 86 Reg’t[?] & Compy of H.M. 75 Regiments of Foot with their Arms Ammunition & Sundry Military Stores.

Sunday 28th.
Ditto Winds & Weather received on board Sundry Ammunition & Military Stores for the use of the Troops. Also some firewood. At half past 10 weighed & made Sail. Out of the Harbour. NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

[end of Harbour Journal]

[start of Sea Log]

Monday 29th March 1802.
C&D ----. At Sunset ye Lighthouse on Old Womens Island NE½E 8 or 9 Miles Malabar Point NEbE½E. At Daylight the Lighthouse NEbE the extremes of ye Land at SEbE to NNE½E dist off Shore 7 or 8 Leagues. Finding the Ship very Crank Struck all Guns but two into the Hold. No obs.

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Northampton from Bombay

Tuesday 30th March 1802.
C&D ----. Variable winds with some Squalls & Lightning in ye Night. At Sunset Extremes if the Land at N to SE dist off Shore about 3 Leagues. Malabar Point E½S.At Sunrise ye extremes of ye Land at Northward to NNE. Lat 19.25N (Obs).

Wednesday 31st.
C&D ----. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. At 8am ye extremes of ye Land at SE to NNE dist off Shore 3 or 4 Leagues. At Noon ye High Land of St John NE½N about 10 Leagues. Lat 19.48 (obs).

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To Surat

Thursday 1st April 1802.
C&D ----. At Sunrise ye High Land of St Johns EbN 7 or 8 Leagues. At Noon St Johns EbS the Omerson Hills NEbE. No obs.

Friday 2nd April C&D ----. Much Lightning with Thunder & some Squalls during the night. At 2am Anchored in 11fms. At half past 8 weighed & Stood to ye Northward under easy sail. At half past 9 Anchored with ye small Bower in Surat Roads. Employed disembarking Troops. No obs.

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[Page 114:]

Northampton Surat Roads

Saturday 3rd April 1802.
C&D ----. Delivering Military Stores. PM Received on board five Boat Loads of the Unserviceable Shott as Ballast.

Sunday 4th.
C&D ----. Variable Winds & fair. Employed as necessary. NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends a Noon. No obs.

Monday 5th April.
Moderate & Cloudy. At Daylight St Johns EbN½N. At Noon ye extremes of ye Land at NNE to SEbE. dist off Shore 4 or 5 Leagues. Lat 19.53N (obs).

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To Bombay

Tuesday 6th April 1802.
A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. At Sunset Derway Point NE, the Neats Tongue EbS dist off Shore 7 or 8 Miles. At 10pm Rounded the SW Prong at half past 11 Anchored with the Stream in 7 fms The Lighthouse NWbN. NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Midnight. No obs.

Wednesday 7th April.
A light breeze at NE & fair weather at AM weighed with the flood & stood up the harbour at 10 anchored with the stream Moored ship a whole Cable on the stream & half a Cable on the small Bower. The Light House SW¼W Bombay Church NWbN P.M. set the Fore Rigging up.

Thursday 8th.
Winds on ye NW & fair weather Set the main & mizen rigging up otherwise Employed Washing & cleaning ship. Carpenters as necessary.

Friday 9th.
Moderate Land & Sea breeze with fair weather. Employed delivering Water Casks on Acct of ye Hon Compy. Got ye Guns up out of ye Hold.

Saturday 10th.
Winds at ye NW Employed deliver'g The Hon Compy Water Casks & as necessary.

[end of Sea Log]

[start of Harbour Journal]

[Page 116:]

Northampton Bombay

Sunday 11th April 1802.
Moderate Land & Sea Breeze. Employed In ye Hold. Hoisted in ye Longboat. Arrived here H.M. Ships Intrepid & Terpsichore. Entered on board H.M. Ship Chiffone James Smith Midshipman & Richard Smith Boatswain.

Monday 12th.
NW Winds & fair Weather. Employed getting the Ship ready for Sea & receiving on board Sundry Ships Stores etc. Arrived here the Hon Compan’y Ship Cornwallis.

Tuesday 13th.
Winds NW & fair Weather. Employed as necessary.

Wednesday 14th.
Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. At half past 11 Came on board Mr Barnes & took charge of the Ship. Weighed & Stood out of the Harbour. NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

[End of Harbour Journal]

[start of Sea Log]

Thursday 15th April.
C&D ----. First part moderate breezes Latter light winds & fair Weather. At 2pm the Pilot left the Ship. At Sunset the extremes of ye Land at ESE to NE dist about 6 Leagues. At Noon extremes of ye Land Southward to SEbS dist off Shore about 4 Leagues. Passed a Ship Standing to ye Northward. Lat 17.33N (obs).

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To Bengal

Friday 16th April 1802.
C&D ----. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. At Sunset ye extremes of the Land at NNW½W. At Noon ye extremes of ye Land at NE to ENE dist about 7 Leagues. Lat 15.18N (obs).

Saturday 17th.
C&D ----. Moderate breezes & Pleasant Weather. At Sunset the Oyster Rocks NE½E dist about 3 Leagues. Unbent ye Stream Cable. At 2am Pidgeon Island NE½E 3 or 4 miles. At Noon ye extremes of the Land at NbE to SE½E dist off Shore 3 or 4 Leagues. Permira[?] Rocks North dist 7 or 8 Miles. At 8am one of the Lascars fell overboard – hoisted out the Jolly Boat & saved him. Lat 13.09N (obs).

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Sunday 18th April 1802.
C&D ----. First & Middle parts moderate breezes Latter part Light Winds & hazy Weather throughout. At half past 5pm Barn Hill NBW, Mount Formosa NE, at Midnight the Southernmost part of Mount Dilly NE. At Sunrise the extremes of the Land at N½W to SEbE dist off Shore about 3 Leagues. At half past 11am Anchored in
Tellicherry] Roads with the best Bower in 5 fms. The Flag Staff NE½N. Green Island NNW dist off Shore 1½ Miles. No obs. NB this Log contains 36 hours & ends at Midnight.

Monday 19th.
Moderate Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. Employed as necessary.

Tuesday 20th.
Land & Sea breeze. At 4am weighed & made Sail. At Noon came to Anchor in Cannanore Roads in 4 fms. The flag Staff NEbN. The Outer part of Mount Dilly NW½W. Swayed ye Lower Yards clos up otherwise employed as necessary.

Wednesday 21st.
Light Land & Sea breeze with fair Weather. Employed receiving Coiar on Acct of the Hon Compy.

Thursday 22nd.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as yesterday & as necessary.

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Cannanore [Kannur] Roads

Friday 23rd April 1802.
Moderate Land & fresh Sea Breeze. Employed receiving Coiar on Acct of the Hon Compy. At half past 2pm weighed & made Sail. At 5pm Anchored in Mahe Roads in 4¼ fms. Moeland [Mylan?] Fort NNE. The Town of Mahe ESE dist about 1½ Miles.

Saturday 24th.
Light Land & Moderate Sea Breeze. Shifted the Fore & Main Top Gallant Sails with the New ones. At 7am hove short. At half past 8am Sea breeze setting in. Weighed & made Sail. At Noon ye Sacrofice[?] Rocks NE½N about 4 Miles. Extremes of ye Land to ye Southward SEbE½E. NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

[end of Harbour Journal]

[start of Sea Log]

Sunday 25th April 1802.
C&D ----. A Pleasant Breeze & Cloudy Weather, At Sunset the extremes of ye Land at NNE to SE½E dist off Shore about 5 Leagues. At daylight extremes of ye Land at NNE to E dist about 6 Leagues. At noon extremes of ye Land at NNE to EbS dist off Shore about 6 Leagues. Lat 9.01N (obs).

[The period April 26th to 29th has not been recorded by the Captain. The Log is fine until April 25. Then April 26, 27,28,29 1802 are not mentioned in the Log. The first side of sheet has Friday (23), Saturday (24), Sunday (25). The reverse side has the following Friday (30th). This suggests that something happened].

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Northampton from Bombay

Friday 30th April 1802.
C&D NbE 134. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Rove new Tiller Ropes. Lat 10.06N Long ----.

Saturday 1st May 1802.
C&D N 113. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. AM Confined in Irons Charles Lewis Boatswains Mate for Drunkenness, Riotous & Mutinous Behaviour. Lat 11.49N Long 83.2E.

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To Bengal

Sunday 2nd May 1802.
C&D NbE 92. First & Latter parts moderate breezes Middle light winds & fair Weather. Lat 13.28N Long 83.36E.

Monday 3rd.
C&D NbE 108. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. Gunner Painting ye Ship. Long 83.59 E (obs).

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Northampton from Bombay

Tuesday 4th May 1802.
C&D N25E 139. Pleasant breeze throughout. PM Released Charles Lewis from Irons on promise of better behaviour. Gunner Painting the Ship. Lat 18.02N.

Wednesday 5th May.
C&D ----. 151. First part a moderate Breeze Middle & Latter a fresh Gale & hazy Weather. At 7am saw the Land dist about 7 Miles. At 8 the extremes of the Land at WbN to NNE dist off Shore about 8 Miles. At Noon Jaggernaut Pagoda WnW½N dist about 4 Leagues, the black Pagoda NE½E. Lat 19.44N.

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Thursday 6th May 1802.
C&D ----. Fresh Gales Variable with hard Squalls in the Latter part & very unsettled Weather. [Depth of Water plumbed every hour 14 - 22fms] At 1pm the black Pagoda N½W about 7 Miles. At Sunset the extremes of the Land at WNW to NbW dist off Shore about 3 Leagues. At Daylight saw a Sail to ye Northward supposing her to be the Pilot Vessel made ye Signal & stood towards her. At 8 spoke she proved to be a small Country Schooner when it, blowing fresh at ye Eastwards & a large confused Sea, stood to ye SW. AM Tinding the Bobstays very slack & the Bowsprit playing much got the Fore Top Gallant Mast down on Deck run the Jib Boom in got the Sprit Sail Yard in & Fore Tackles forward & hauled them taught [taut]. No obs.

Friday 7th May.
C&D ----. 81. First part fresh Gales with hard Squalls & much Lightning to ye Westward Latter Light Winds Variable & cloudy. Lat 21.14N (obs).

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Northampton from Bombay

Saturday 8th May 1802.
C&D ----. First part fresh Gales with hazy Weather. Middle very unsettled weather with Squalls much Lightning & Thunder ye Wind variable latter moderate & hazy. At 5 Anchored in Balasore with ye best Bower in 7 fms. Wore away to more a whole Cable. At half past 5 Perceiving the Ship to drive let go the small Bower & reeved to two thirds of a Cable on it. At Daylight saw Helgur [Sagar?] Hills bearing N to NW. The Low Land at N to NbW. Weighed ye best Bower Anchor & hove short on the small Bower. During the Night & in the morning fired several Guns for a Pilot. The Wind very variable during the night. No obs.

Sunday 9th May.
C&D ----. Moderate Breezes at Southward & fair Weather. PM Hove up the small Bower Anchor & let go the best found ye small Bower Cable stranded unbent it & bent a new Coiar Cable – finding the Coiar Cable very Stubborn & not having Room to work it hoisted out the Long Boat. At 10am saw a Sail to ye South from ye Mast Head standing to ye Westward. Fired a Gun, soon after she bore up & stood towards us.

Monday 10th.
Winds variable with had Squalls & Rain. At 1pm the Stranger joined us, she proved to be the Pilot Vessel. Came on Board Mr Harrison , Master & took charge of ye Ship. At 2pm Weighed & made sail. At 2pm a hard Squall at ye NE with Lightning & Thunder & Rain. Handed Mizen Top Sail. at 9pm Anchored in 12 fms Water . At 10 Veered to ye half Cable Service. At 4am falling calm hove short & got Top Gallant Masts up otherwise employed as necessary.

Thursday 11th.
At half past ---- Weighed & made sail with a moderate Breeze at ye SE Out Reefs. At half past 2 crossed ye Western Sea Reef least Water ¼ less 4 fms. At half past 4 Came to Anchor in ye South Channel in ¼ less 6 fms Water. At Daylight Weighed & stood up ye Channel with a light breeze at ye SW. At Noon Passed the Buoy of the Fair Way. No obs.

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Towards Bengal

Wednesday 12th May 1802.
C&D ----. Light southerly Winds. At half past 1 passed ye Western Buoy of ye Long Sand. At 3 passed the Buoy of ye Barrabulla. At 4 passed ye Buoy of ye Broken Ground. At half past 4 passed ye Buoy of ye Cockalee Channel At 7 came too an Anchor in Kedgereee [Kejuri] Roads in 6½ fms. At Daylight Weighed & made sail. At half past 7 passed Mud Point Buoy at half past 4pm crossed the James & Mary Sand. At 7 Came to an Anchor about 2 miles above Fulla. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at Midnight.

[end of Sea Log]

[start of Harbour Journal]

Thursday 13th.
Light Southerly Winds at half past 5am Weighed with a light Breeze. At 7 it falling Calm Anchored. At half past 9 Weighed with a light Air, At 8pm anchored in the Upper Part of the Garden Reach.

Friday 14th.
Light Winds from ye Southward. At half past 10 Tripped & dropped up Cooly Bazar Sand. Hove ye Anchor up & made sail. At half past 11 Saluted ye Fort with 9 Guns. At 9 Came to an Anchor abreast of ye Mint. Came on Board Mr Brown Pilot to moor ye Ship under fours. Confined Thomas Williams Ordinary Seaman in Irons for Insolence to Mr Mickle 4th Officer.

Saturday 15th.
Light Winds at ye SW & fair Weather. Employed mooring ye Ship off Gillets Yard. AM I went on Board & found it necessary to suspend Mr John Nesbitt 1st Mate for quarrelling & contradicting the Pilot.

Sunday 16th.
Light variable Winds & Cloudy Weather. Got Top Gallant Masts down, otherwise employed cleaning the Ship.

Monday 17th.
First & Middle Parts moderate & fair Latter squally from ye NW with Lightning, Thunder & Rain. Unbent ye Sails. Otherwise employed stripping the Ship. Sent all ye Boats on Shore.

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Northampton at Calcutta

Tuesday 18th May 1802.
Variable Winds & pleasant Weather. Employed stripping ye Ship.

Wednesday 19th.
Winds at ye SW. At 5pm a heavy quall at ye NW with Lightning, Thunder & Rain. People employed as Yesterday. Caulker on ye Starboard Side of ye Main Deck..

Thursday 20th.
Light Breeze at ye SW & pleasant. Employed delivering Coiar on Acct of the Hon Compy. & as necessary. Caulker as Yesterday.

Friday 21st.
Light Southerly Winds & mostly fine Weather. Employed as Yesterday. AM Sent Mr Learmouth 3rd Mate to Culpee after Samuel Hanson Quarter Master who had entered on Board the Hon Compys Extra Ship Ann.

Saturday 22nd.
Light Winds & hot sultry Weather. Employed as for Days Past. PM Mr Learmouth returned with Samuel Hanson in Irons.

Sunday 23rd.
Light Southerly Winds with Rain. Delivered 4 Burrs [Barrels?] of Coiar. Of Acct of ye Hon Compy. Claned Ship. PM Passed upwards the Hon Compys Ship Comet.

Monday 24th.
Variable Winds with Squalls & heavy Rain. Employed as before. Caulker on the Main Deck. Released Samuel Hanson from Confinement on promise of future good behaviour.

Tuesday 25th.
Light Variable Winds. Employed as before. Confined two of the Lascars in Irons for Theft.

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Northampton at Calcutta

Wednesday 26th May 1802.
Light Southerly Winds & hot sultry Weather. Employed as necessary.

Thursday 27th.
Ditto Winds & Weather, Employed delivering Salt on Acct of ye Hon Compy & some Private Trade. Caulker caulking the Upper Deck.

Friday 28th.
Variable Winds with Squalls & Rain at times. Employed delivering Salt on Acct of the Hon Compy. Caulkers caulking the Round House.

Saturday 29th.
Northerly Winds & fair Weather. People under the Boatswain & as necessary. Punished the two Lascars for theft with 1½ dozen Lashes each. Repairing the Main Top Sail. Caulker as yesterday.

Sunday 30th.
Light Westerly Winds. Washed & cleaned the Ship.

Monday 31st.
Light variable Winds with hot Sultry Weather & some Squalls. Employed delivering Salt on Acct of ye Hon Compy & Private Trade. PM Confined in Irons Thomas Deacon for Mutinous Behaviour.

Tuesday 1st June 1802.
First part light Winds & fair Weather. Latter Cloudy with hard Squalls attended with Lightning, Thunder & Rain. Employed as yesterday. Caulker caulking on the Top Sides.

Wednesday 2nd.
Mostly light Winds & hot Sultry Weather. Employed delivering Salt on Acct of the Hon Compy. Caulker on the Top Sides.

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Ship Northampton

Thursday 3rd June 1802.
Light Winds & Calms with hot Sultry Weather. AM I called a Consultation of the Officers on the Conduct of Thomas Deacon, it was the unanimous [decision] of the Officers & myself that he deserved Punishment in Consequence of which gave him 2 Dozen Lashes. Employed delivering Salt & as necessary. Caulker on ye Top Sides.

Friday 4th.
Light Winds to ye Westward & hot Sultry Weather. Cleaned the Ship. Caulker as Yesterday.

Saturday 5th.
Moderate Winds with small Rain at Times. Employed clearing the Hold for Cargo. AM Washed & cleaned between Decks. Otherwise employed as necessary.

Sunday 6th.
Light Southerly Winds & Calms with hot Cloudy Weather. Caulker on the Top Sides.

Monday 7th.
Ditto Winds with hot Sultry Weather. People employed as necessary. Caulker on the Top Sides.

Tuesday 8th.
Variable Winds & Cloudy Weather with some Rain. Employed delivering Unserviceable Shott on Acct of the Hon Compy & as necessary. Caulker as Yesterday.

Wednesday 9th.
Southerly Winds with frequent Showers of Rain. Employed as necessary. Caulker on the Steerage[?].

Thursday 10th.
Light Winds Variable with hot Sultry Weather. Employed delivering Salt & as necessary.

Friday 11th.
Southerly Winds with heavy Rain at times. Employed as Yesterday. Caulker on ye Great Cabin.

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At Calcutta

Saturday 12th June 1802.
Variable Winds with much Rain. Employed delivering Salt & as necessary. Caulker on the Great Cabin. Arrived here the Hon Compys Brig Antelope.

Sunday 13th.
Southerly Winds & cloudy Weather.

Monday 14th.
First part light Winds Latter fresh Breezes & Cloudy Weather, People employed as necessary. Washed & Cleaned Ship. AM Came on Board Mr Depstull from ye Banks hall & Surveyed the Ship.

Tuesday 15th.
Moderate Westerly Winds & fair Weather. Employed receiving Saltpetre on ye Hon Compys Acct & as necessary.

Wednesday 16th.
Moderate breezes at ye SW & pleasant Weather, Employed receiving Saltpetre & delivering Salt on the Hon Compys Acct.

Thursday 17th.
Moderate Breezes at ye SW & mostly cloudy Weather. Employed delivering salt & receiving Saltpetre on Acct of the Hon Compy.

Friday 18th.
Southerly Winds with Squalls & Rain. Employed delivering Shott & receiving Saltpetre on Acct of the Hon Compy.

Saturday 19th.
Southerly Winds with heavy Rain & hard Squalls. Employed delivering Shott & Stowing the Hold.

Sunday 20th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Cleaned between Decks.

Monday 21st.
Winds at ye SW with much rain in ye middle & Latter Parts. Employed stowing the Hold & delivering unserviceable Shot.

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Ship Northampton

Thursday 22nd June 1802.
Winds SW with moderate Weather some Rain in ye Latter part. Employed as Yesterday.

Wednesday 23rd.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed delivering Salt & as necessary.

Thursday 24th.
Southerly Winds with Squalls & Rain at times. Employed as Yesterday.

Friday 25th.
Moderate Breezes at ye Southward & Cloudy Weather. Employed delivering Salt & clearing the Hold.

Saturday 26th.
Moderate Southerly Winds with Rain in ye Latter part. Employed in the Hold & as necessary.

Sunday 27th.
Southerly Winds & mostly fair Weather. cleaned the Ship.

Monday 28th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed on ye Hold & as necessary.

Tuesday 29th.
Southerly Winds & Cloudy Weather. Employed as necessary.

Wednesday 30th.
Winds at ye SW & moderate . At 7am came alongside a Sloop with Saltpetre. Received on Board 400 Bags.

Thursday 1st July 1802.
Ditto Winds & Weather, receiving on Board Saltpetre on Acct of the Hon Compy & as necessary.

Friday 2nd.
Southerly Winds with some Squalls. Employed as Yesterday. AM Reinstated Mr John Nisbett 1st Mate.

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At Calcutta

Saturday 3rd July 1802.
Winds at ye SSW & fair Weather. Employed delivering Salt & as necessary. Passed upwards a Danish Ship.

Sunday 4th.
Light Breezes at ye SW & fair Weather.

Monday 5th.
Moderate Breezes with fair Weather. Employed delivering salt on Acct of the Hon Compy & as necessary.

Tuesday 6th.
Variable Winds with frequent Squalls & Rain. Employed as Yesterday

Wednesday 7th.
Fresh Breezes at ye SSE with frequent Squalls & Rain. Employed delivering Salt on Acct of the Hon Compy. Clearing the Main Hold otherwise as necessary.

Thursday 8th.
Moderate Breezes at ye SW with Squalls & Rain. Employed on the Hold & as necessary.

Friday 9th.
Light Southerly Winds with hot Sultry Weather & Rain at times. Employed in the Hold & as necessary.

Saturday 10th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as Yesterday.

Sunday 11th.
Light Airs at ye Southward with hot Sultry Weather. Washed & cleaned below.

Monday 12th.
Light southerly Winds with hot Sultry Weather.

Tuesday 13th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as Yesterday.

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Wednesday 14th.
Light Southerly winds with hot Sultry Weather & Rain at times. Employed in the Hold & as necessary.

Thursday 15th.
Light variable Winds with hot Sultry Weather with Rain at times. Employed as necessary.

Friday 16th.
Fresh Breezes at ye SE with frequent Squalls & Rain. Employed as per Days past.

Saturday 17th.
Fresh Breezes at ye SE with frequent Squalls & Rain. Employed in the Hold & as necessary.

Sunday 18th.
Moderate Breezes with Squalls & Rain at times. Employed in the Hold.

Monday 19th.
Moderate Breezes from ye SW with hard Rain at times. Employed stowing the Hold. Tradesmen as necessary.

Tuesday 20th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as necessary.

Wednesday 21st.
First & Middle parts moderate breezes at ye SW Latter Squally with Lightning, Thunder & Rain. Employed as before.

Thursday 22nd.
Moderate Winds at ye SW with some Squalls & Rain. Employed in ye Hold. Boatswain overhauling ye Bobstays. Tradesmen as necessary.

Friday 23rd.
Fresh breezes at ye SW with Squalls & Rain at times. Came on Board 12 Batty Lascars. Received 60 Bags of Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Tradesmen as necessary.

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At Calcutta

Saturday 24th July 1802.
Moderate Winds at ye SW & fair Weather. Received 450 Bags of Sugar on Acct of ye Hon Compy.

Sunday 25th July.
Moderate Breezes at ye SW with fair Weather. Employed in ye Hold.

Monday 26th.
Moderate Southerly Winds with Squalls & Rain. Got the Top Mast rigging over Head & Received 300 Bags of Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy. Tradesmen as necessary.

Tuesday 27th.
Moderate Breezes at ye SW with Squalls & Rain. Got the Top Mast rigging over Head & received 170 Bags of Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy.

Wednesday 28th.
Fresh Southerly Winds & mostly fair Weather. Got the Top Mast rigging over head. Employed in the Hold. Boatswain fitting an outer Bobstay. Tradesmen as necessary.

Thursday 29th.
First & Middle parts strong Winds at ye SW Latter part a fresh Gale with frequent Squalls & Rain. Employed in the Hold, rove an outer gammoning otherwise employed as necessary.

Friday 30th.
Fresh Breezes at ye SW & mostly fair. Sent of Shore 53 Pigs of Kentledge. Employed otherwise Gammoning the Bowsprit & as necessary.

Saturday 31st.
Moderate SW Winds & far Weather. Employed in ye Hold & about the Rigging, Delivered 39 Pigs of Kentledge. Tradesmen as necessary.

Sunday 1st August 1802.
Moderate breezes at ye SW & fair Weather. Washed & cleaned Ship.

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Northampton

Monday 2nd August 1802.
Winds SW & mostly fair Weather Employed in ye Hold & about the Rigging. Tradesmen as necessary.

Tuesday 3rd.
Winds SW At 9pm Came on a very hard Squall with Lightning, Thunder & Rain. Received 270 Bags Sugar, otherwise employed about the Rigging & as necessary.

Wednesday 4th.
Fresh SW Winds & mostly fair Weather. Employed Rousing up the Cables from ye Orlop Deck & coiling them between Decks

Thursday 5th.
Moderate SW Winds & mostly fair Weather. Employed Getting ye Guns up from the Orlop Deck & as necessary

Friday 6th.
Light Breezes at ye SW with some Squalls & Rain at night. Employed as Yesterday.

Saturday 7th.
Light Southerly Winds & hot Sultry Weather. Swayed up ye Top & Mizen Top Masts otherwise employed about ye Rigging & as necessary.

Sunday 8th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Washed & cleaned Ship.

Monday 9th.
Light SW winds with hot Sultry weather & some rain in ye night. Employed about ye Rigging. Got the Top Sail Yards fore & aft in ye Tops.

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At Calcutta

Tuesday 10th August 1802.
Light variable Winds with hot Sultry Weather. Employed running Rigging & as necessary. Discharged the Batty Lascars.

Wednesday 11th.
Light Southerly Winds & hoy Sultry Weather. Employed about ye rigging & Clearing the Orlop Deck.

Thursday 12th.
Moderate SW Winds with Rain at times. Employed about ye rigging filling Water & Ripping up ye Orlop Deck.

Friday 13th.
Light variable Winds & hot Sultry Weather with Showers of Rain at times. People as necessary. Carpenter as Yesterday.

Saturday 14th.
Winds SW with Squalls & Rain. Employed filling Water & as necessary. Carpenter as before.

Sunday 15th.
Winds SE with frequent Squalls & Rain. Washed and cleaned below.

Monday 16th.
Winds SW with frequent Squalls & Rain. Employed about ye Rigging & filling Water. Ripping up ye Orlop Deck

Tuesday 17th.
Moderate SW Winds & hot Sultry Weather. Employed as Yesterday.

Wednesday 18th.
Light Southerly Winds & hot Sultry Weather. Employed as before. Came on Board 10 Batty Lascars to assist doing ye Ships Duty.

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Ship Northampton

Thursday 19th August 1802.
SW Winds & pleasant Weather. Employed about the Rigging & filling Water. Carpenter ripping up ye Orlop Deck. Cooper repairing the Water Butts.

Friday 20th.
Moderate SW Winds & mostly fair Weather. Employed about the Rigging & filling Water. Cooper repairing Water Butts.

Saturday 21st.
Southerly Winds with Squalls & Rain in ye Latter Part. Employed stowing Water & as Yesterday.

Sunday 22nd.
Light Southerly Winds with Rain at times. Washed & cleaned Ship.

Monday 23rd.
Moderate SW Winds with Rain at times. Employed about the Rigging filling & Stowing Water, Tradesmen as necessary. Came on Board a Caulker to Caulk the Poop.

Tuesday 24th.
Light Variable Winds & hot Sultry Weather. Crossed the Top Sail Yards & Swayed up the Cross Jack Yard. Otherwise employed filling Water. Received 1 Batty Lascars & 12 Caulkers.

Wednesday 25th.
Light Variable Winds with hot Sultry Weather. Stayed the Top & Main Masts & set the rigging up. Filled & stowed some Water. Tradesmen as necessary.

Thursday 26th.
Variable Winds with hard Rain in the first Part. Swayed up the lower Yards. Otherwise employed as Yesterday.

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At Calcutta

Friday 27th August 1802.
Variable Winds with Cloudy Weather & Showers of Rain at times. Set the Top Mast Rigging up. Otherwise employed as for days Past.

Saturday 28th.
Southerly Winds with Rain at times, Swayed the Top Gallant Masts through the Caps. Employed scraping the Top Masts & Reeving running Rigging.

Sunday 29th.
SEW Winds with Squalls & Rain at times. Employed Scraping the Sides. Cleaned Ship.

Monday 30th.
Variable Winds & Cloudy Weather with frequent Showers of Rain. Employed scraping the Sides & about the Rigging.

Tuesday 31st.
Ditto Wind & Weather. Employed as Yesterday.

Wednesday 1st September 1802.
Fresh Breezes at ye SW with Rain. Employed scraping the Sides & as necessary.

Thursday 2nd.
Strong Breezes at ye SW with frequent Squalls & constant Rain. Employed as necessary.

Friday 3rd.
Southerly Winds with light Squalls & Rain at times. Employed Scraping the Sides & as necessary.

Saturday 4th.
Winds SW with Rain at times. Employed as Yesterday.

Sunday 5th.
Westerly Winds & fair Weather. Scraped & Cleaned below.

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Ship Northampton

Monday 6th September 1802.
Moderate Winds at ye SW & mostly fair Weather. Employed Scraping the Sides & about the Rigging. Gunner painting the stern.

Tuesday 7th.
Moderate Breezes at ye SW with light Squalls & Rain. Scraped & cleaned between Decks. Otherwise about the Rigging. Discharged a Gang of Batta Lascars.

Wednesday 8th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as necessary, Gunner painting the Ship.

Thursday 9th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as Yesterday.

Friday 10th.
Light Southerly Winds with hot Sultry Weather Got the Steer'g Sail Booms on the Yards otherwise employed as necessary

Saturday 11th.
Southerly Winds with light showers of Rain at times. Employed under the Boatswain. Gunner painting the Ship.

Sunday 12th.
Light southerly Winds with hot Sultry Weather. Cleaned Ship above & below.

Monday 13th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed Rattling down the Lower Rigging. Gunner painting the Ship.

Tuesday 14th.
Winds SW with hot Sultry Weather & some Rain in the Evening. People under the Boatswain Gunner as Yesterday.

Wednesday 15th.
Light Southerly Wins & hot Sultry Weather. Employed under the Boatswain.

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At Calcutta

Thursday 16th.
Moderate Winds SW with hot Sultry Weather & some Rain in the evening. People under the Boatswain. The Hon Compy Ship Tellicherry moored alongside. Gunner painting the Ship.

Friday 17th.
Winds SW with some Squalls & Rain. Received on Acct of the Hon Compy 450 Bags of Sugar. Gunner as Yesterday.

Saturday 18th.
Winds SW with hot Sultry Weather, Received on Acct of the Hon Compy 371 Bags of Sugar.

Sunday 19th.
Light variable Winds with hot Sultry Weather & Rain at times. Received the Ships Spars. Employed in the Hold.

Monday 20th.
Southerly Winds with hot Sultry Weather. Received 382 Bags of Sugar on Acct of the Hon Compy.

Tuesday 21st.
Southerly Winds with Rain at times. Employed filling & stowing Water.

Wednesday 22nd.
Variable Winds with Squalls & Rain at times. Got Top Gallant Masts up. Employed filling & Stowing Water & as necessary.

Thursday 23rd.
Winds variable with Squalls & Rain. Received some Bales on Acct of the Hon Compy. Cleaned between Decks.

Friday 24th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Received some Bales on ye Hon Compys Acct . Bent Main & Mizen Top Sails & Mizen Stay Sail.

Saturday 25th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed receiving on the Hon Compys Acct & Private Trade otherwise as necessary.

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Ship Northampton

Sunday 26th September 1802.
Winds variable with frequent Squalls & Rain. Bent the Fore Sail & Fore Top Sail otherwise employed in the Hold & filling Water. Washed & Cleaned Ship.

Monday 27th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed in the Hold. Bent the Jib Stay Sails otherwise employed filling Water.

Tuesday 28th.
Light Winds & variable. At Noon Mr William Worrel Pilot came on Board & dropped the Ship Astern clear of a Launch from Mr Gilletts Yard. Employed as necessary.

Wednesday 29th.
Light variable Winds, Received on Board Sundry Ships Stores. Employed as necessary.

Thursday 30th.
Light variable Winds & sultry Weather. Received on Board some Private Trade & sundry Stores . Employed stowing Water & Cleared the Ship.

Friday 1st October 1802.
Ditto Winds & Weather. At 8am Mr William Worrel came on Board & took charge of the Ship. Employed endeavouring to purchase a flood Anchor with an Anchor Boat & getting ready to haul the Ship into the Stream.

Saturday 2nd.
Light variable Winds. Employed heaving upon the Flood Anchor & as necessary.

Sunday 3rd.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed on trying to Weigh the Flood Anchor but not being able to do so Slipped both it & the Ebb Cables. At half past 1pm hauled out on the Stream, Dropped down abreast the Esplanade Received a Bower Anchor.

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At Calcutta

Monday 4th.
Light variable Winds & hot Sultry Weather. At half past 5pm Sent the 3rd Officer & Boatswain to Calcutta to purchase the Anchor left behind Tripped the Anchor & dropped down the River. Received on Board the Gunpowder. At half past 1pm Anchored in 7 fms abreast the Hog River. At 3 Weighed & dropped down. At 7 Anchored a little above Sulta. Bent a new Cable to the Spare Anchor & got it over the side.

Tuesday 5th.
A daylight Tripped & dropped Down. At 9am anchored. At 1pm Weighed & made Sail with a light breeze at the Northward. Crossed the James & Mary [probably yards?]. At 4pm the Wind coming from the SW Anchored. At 6 Weighed & dropped down & at 10 Anchored at Diamond Harbour.

Wednesday 6th.
At Daylight Weighed made Sail with a light breeze at SW. At half past 10am Anchored at Culpee in 6½ fms Water. At 3pm Came alongside a Burr with the Small Bower Anchor from Calcutta & got it on Board unbent the Cable from the Share Anchor & bent it to the Small Bower. Otherwise employed in the Hold.

Thursday 7th.
Variable Winds & Pleasant Weather. At half past 9am Came alongside the Brig Colipersand with Hon Compnys Cargo. Employed delivering her. At half past 5pm Dispatched the Brig.

Friday 8th.
Variable Winds with Squalls & Rain. Hoisted in the Long Boat. At 9am Came alongside the Bridgewater Sloop. With Hon Compnys Cargo Employed bateing it in. Roused up the Best Bower out of the Hold & Coiled it upon the Sheet Cable.

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Ship Northampton

Saturday 9th.
Fresh Breezes variable with thick Hazy Weather. Hove up the best Bower & let go the small. Received the remainder of the Bridgewater Cargo & dispatched her at 1pm. At half past 2 Came alongside the Brampton with Hon Compys Cargo. Employed delivering her. Came on board the 3rd Officer & Boatswain’s Mate that were left behind to recover the Anchors.

Sunday 10th.
Northerly Winds & mostly fair Weather. Employed delivering the Brampton. At half past Noon dispatched her. Employed in the Hold & as necessary.

Monday 11th.
Light variable Winds with hot Sultry Weather. Employed receiving Private Trade. Veered a Whole Cable on the small Bower. Received the Old best Bower Cable. Loosed Sails to dry. Hove in to the half Cable Service & Cleaned between Decks.

Tuesday 12th.
Moderate Breezes & hot Sultry Weather. Set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Cleaned between Decks.

Wednesday 13th.
Light Southerly Winds & Sultry Weather. At half past 4am The Ship Sheered on the Shore Close to Culpee Creek on the last Quarter of the Ebb. Carried out the Kedge Anchor & Hawser. At half past 10am hove the Ship out into the Stream. Hove up the Best Bower Anchor & found the Stock broken in the Wake of the Nuts & quite Worm eaten inside & Slipped up to the Arms of the Anchor. Let go the Best Bower.

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At Culpee

Thursday 14th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed getting the Ship ready for Sea & as necessary.

Friday 15th.
Light variable Winds. At 4pm The Dispatching Yacht Anchored close by us. Received on Board the Hon Compys Packets.

Saturday 16th.
Light Breezes NW & fair Weather. At Daylight Tripped the Anchor & Kedged down about 2 Miles below Culpee. At 10am the Hon Compys Agent – Addison, Esquire Came on Board & dispatched the Ship. At 9 Weighed & made Sail. At 3pm Anchored with small Bower of Mud Point. Set up the Main & Top Mast Rigging.

Sunday 17th.
Winds NNW & fair Weather. At 10am Weighed & made Sail. At half past 3pm was brought too by H.M. Brig Albatross Anchored with the small Bower off the Anchoring Buoy of the middle Channel. Ships Draft of Water Fwd 18ft 9in Aft 18ft 11in.

Monday 18th.
Winds NNW. At 9am Weighed & Run Down ye Eastern Channel. Quantity of Water on Board 8500 Galls, NB This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Tuesday 19th October 1802.
C&D ----. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. At half past 1pm Sauger Point bore NEbN about 5 Leagues. At 3pm Sent the remaining Lascars on board the Pilot Schooner. At 4 the Pilot left us. Confined in Irons John Ryley Seaman for Insolence & Disobedience of Orders. AM stowed the Sheet Anchor, Payed down the ranges of the Cables & Lowered Down the Long Boat upon the Chocks. Lat 19.48 Long 67.07E.

Wednesday 20th.
C&D SbW 142. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather with a large SE Swell in the Latter part. AM Set up the fore Top Mast Rigging, released John Ryley from Confinement on Promise of better Behaviour. At Noon James Gordon 2nd Mate fell over Board, Hove too hoisted the Boat out & fortunately saved him without receiving any injury. Lat 17.14N Long 87.58E.

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Towards England

Thursday 21st October 1802.
C&D SSW½W 104. A fresh Gale with frequent squalls & Rain during the Night with a large Confused Sea at ye SE. Ship makes one Inch Water per Hour. Lat 16.29N Long 86.53E.

Friday 22nd.
C&D S41W 72. Moderate Breezes for the Most Part with some Squalls. The Swell still continues at ye Southward. Ship makes about half inch Water per Hour. Lat 15.20N Long 86.4E.

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Northampton from Bengal

Saturday 23rd October 1802.
C&D S27W 37. Light variable Winds with light Squalls & Rain. The Swell much abated. Lat 14.20N Long 85.47E.

Sunday 24th.
C&D S8E 32. Light Winds Variable with some Squalls & Rain in the Middle part. Lat 13.39N Long 85.51E.

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To England

Monday 25th October 1802.
C&D S26E 19. Light airs & Calms with fair Weather. Lat 13.25N Long 85.50E.

Tuesday 26th.
C&D SbE 29. Ditto Winds & Weather. Lat 13.05N Long 86.50E.

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Northampton from Bengal

Wednesday 27th Oct 1802.
C&D S21E 39. Light Airs & fair Weather. Lat 14.44N Long 87.03E.

Thursday 28th.
C&D S3E 36. Light Winds & fair Weather. At 5pm Departed this Life John Dunn Seaman. AM Committed his Body to the Deep with the usual Ceremony. Roused up the Coiar Cables to Air. Lat 12.12N Long 87.05E.

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Towards England

Friday 29th October 1802.
C&D SbE 23. Light Winds variable & fair Weather. Gunner painting the inside. Lat 11.53N Long 87.11E.

Saturday 30th.
C&D SS 41. Light Winds & fair Weather. Employed as necessary. Scraped & cleaned between Decks & Sprinkled with Vinegar. Lat 11.14N Long 7.27E.

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Northampton from Bengal

Sunday 31st October 1802.
C&D SSE 32. Light Airs with Calms & fair Weather. Lat 10.45N Long 87.49E.

Monday 1st November 1802.
C&D SSE 19. Light Airs & fair Weather. AM hove taught the Trapping of the outer Gammoning Set the Bobstays & Fore Rigging up. Lat 10.38N Long 85.13 (obs).

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Towards England

Tuesday 2nd November 1802.
C&D SSE 25. Light Airs & Calms & some Rain in the Middle Part. Swayed up the Lower Yards. Lat 10.18N Long lOng 85.15 (obs).

Wednesday 3rd.
C&D SSE 21. Light Airs & Calms with fair Weather. A Set the Main & Mizen Rigging up. Lat 9.51N Long 85.27E.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Thursday 4th November 1802.
C&D S21E 58. Variable Winds & mostly Cloudy Weather. People under the Boatswain. Lat 8.38N Long 85.40E.

Friday 5th.
C&D S20E 34. Winds variable the First & Latter Parts with Squalls & Rain Middle fair. Lat 7.59N Long 85.53E.

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Towards England

Saturday 6th November 1802.
C&D SSE 57. Light Winds & fair Weather. AM cleaned between Decks & exercised Great Guns. Lat 7.06N Long 86.04E.

Sunday 7th.
C&D South 39. Light variable Winds & fair Weather. Lat 6.39N Long 86.09E.

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Northampton from Bengal

Monday 8th November 1802.
C&D SSE 28. Light Winds & fair Weather. Stowed the Anchors & unbent the Cables. Lat 6.42N Long 86.22E.

Tuesday 9th Nov.
C&D S25W 32. Light variable Winds & fair Weather. AM Payed the Cables into the Main Hold. A large Swell at the Southward. Lat 6.42N Long 85.59E.

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Towards England

Wednesday 10th November 1802.
C&D S13E 54. Light Winds & Cloudy Weather. Lat 6.15N Long 86.10E.

Thursday 11th.
C&D S47E 45. Variable Winds with Squalls & Rain in ye Latter Part. Unbent the Jib to repair it & bent the new One. Lat 6.07N Long 86.43E.

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Northampton from Bengal

Friday 12th Nov 1802.
C&D S50E 70. Mostly Moderate & Cloudy with some Squalls in the Latter Part. At 8pm Departed this Life William Horne Seaman. AM Committed his body to the Deep with the usual Ceremony. Lat 5.06N Long 87.10E.

Saturday 13th.
C&D S39E 111. A Pleasant Breeze & Cloudy Weather. AM Scraped & Cleaned between Decks. Lat 3.37N Long 88.20E.

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Towards England

Sunday 14th Nov 1802.
C&D S31E 113. Fresh breezes with hard Squalls & Rain Latterly a heavy confused Sea. Lat 1.45N Long 89.16E.

Monday 15th.
C&D S26E 103. Moderate Breezes & mostly Cloudy Weather. Lat 0.09N Long 90.35E.

[Crossed the Equator]

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Northampton from Bengal

Tuesday 16th November 1802.
C&D S21E 33. Light Winds & Cloudy Weather with a Swell at ye Southward. Lat 0.22S Long 91.22E.

Wednesday 17th.
C&D South 63. Light Winds with some Squalls & Rain in the Latter Part. Strange Sail to ye SW. Lat 1.38S Long 91.53E.

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Towards England

Thursday 18th November.
C&D S2W 92. Moderate Breezes with Squalls & Rain. At 2pm Spoke the Stranger. She proved to be the Milford from the Cape of Good Hope bound to Calcutta. Lat 3.33S Long 92.20E.

Friday 19th.
C&D S2W 108. Moderate Breezes with frequent Squalls & Rain. A large confused Sea. Lat 5.34S Long 91.32 (obs).

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Northampton from Bengal

Saturday 20th November 1802.
C&D S34W 117. Moderate Breezes with Squalls & Rain in ye Middle & Latter Parts. A large confused Sea. Lat 7.27S Long 90.40E.

Sunday 21st.
C&D S45W 104. Moderate Breezes with some Squalls & Rain. Swell much abated. Taken aback. Bent Main Top Gallant Stay Sail. Lat 8.40S Long 89.49E.

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Towards England

Monday 22nd November 1802.
C&D S43W 92. Moderate & Cloudy. Lat 9.55S Long 88.24E.

Tuesday 23rd.
C&D S54W 144. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. AM Rove New Tiller Ropes. Lat 11.41S Long 86.16E.

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Ship Northampton from

Wednesday 24th November 1802.
C&D S53W 125. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. Lat 12.47S Long 84.24E

Thursday 25th.
C&D S54W 105. A Pleasant Breeze & mostly fair Weather. Lat 23.47S Long 82.49E.

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Bengal towards England

Friday 26th November 1802.
C&D S54W 87. First & Middle Parts Light Winds & Cloudy Latter a fresh Gale with Squalls & Rain with a large Sea. Lat 14.46S Long 81.36E.

Saturday 27th.
C&D S56W 180. A Fresh Trade with some Squalls & Rain & a Large Sea. Lat 16.27S Long 78.28E.

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Northampton from Bengal

Sunday 28th November 1802.
C&D S59W 176. A Fresh Trade & fair Weather. Lat 17.58S Long 75.35E.

Monday 29th.
C&D S57W 172. A Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. Lat 19.26S Long 72.58E.

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Towards England

Tuesday 30th November 1802.
C&D S59W 187. A Fresh Trade & cloudy Weather. Lat 20.48E.

Wednesday 1st December 1802.
C&D S58W 170. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. PM Rove new Tiller Ropes. Lat 22.07S Long 66.50E.

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Ship Northampton from

Thursday 2nd December 1802.
C&D S63W 140. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Lat 23.11S Long 64.13E (obs).

Friday 3rd.
C&D S54W 92. Light Winds & fair Weather. Lat 23.39S Long 62.59E.

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Bengal towards England

Saturday 4th December 1802.
C&D S59W 73. Light Winds & mostly Cloudy Weather. PM Shifted the Main & Mizen Top Sails with the New Ones. Lat 24.17S Long 61.50E.

Sunday 5th.
C&D S57W 49. Light Winds & Calms with smooth Water. At 3pm Departed this Life John Warner Seaman. AM Committed his Body to the Deep with the usual Ceremony. Lat 24.45S Long 60.33E.

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Ship Northampton from

Monday 6th December 1802 C&D S65W 121. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather with a Large Swell at ye SSW. Repairing the Old Main Top Sail. Lat 25.44S Long 58.25E.

Tuesday 7th.
C&D S62W 119. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather the SSW Swell gone. AM Shifted ye Fore Top Sail with the New One. Lat 26.38S Long 56.23 E.

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Bengal toward England

Wednesday 8th December 1802.
C&D S72W 74. Light Winds & Pleasant Weather. PM Shifted the Main Sail with the New One. Lat 27.00S Long 54.37E.

Thursday 9th.
C&D S70W 26. Light Airs & fair Weather. PM Shifted the Fore Sail with the New One. Lat 27.13S Long 53.40E.

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Ship Northampton from

Friday 10th December 1802.
C&D S75W 61. Light Winds & fair Weather. Lat 27.31S Long 52.17E.

Saturday 11th.
C&D S70W 143. An increasing Gale & Cloudy Weather. At 10am the Wind shifted suddenly to the Southward in a hard Squall accompanied by a Heavy confused Sea. Split Jib. Lat 28.18S.

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Bengal towards England

Sunday 12th December 1802.
C&D S74W 99. First Part fresh Breezes with a Large confused Sea at ye SW Latter Part moderate. The Sea much abated. Lat 28.45S Long 47.55E.

Monday 13th.
C&D S66W 48. Light Winds & fair Weather. AM Rove New Lower & Top Sail Braces. Employed repairing the Old Main Top Sail. Lat 29.06S Long 46.44E.

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Ship Northampton from

Tuesday 14th December 1802.
C&D S61W 23. Light Airs & Calms with fair Weather. Employed repairing the Old Main Top Sail. AM Set up ye Main Top Gallant Rigging. Lat 28.49S Long 46.17E,

Wednesday 15th.
C&D S68W 143. A Fresh Breeze & Cloudy Weather & a Large Sea at ye SW. At Noon the Swell much bated. AM Rove a new Top Sail Tye. Lat 29.34S Long 43.41E (obs).

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Bengal towards England

Thursday 16th December 1802.
C&D S63W 151. Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. Repairing the Old Main top Sail. Lat 36.36S Long ----.

Friday 17th.
C&D S63W 109. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather the Water smooth. Repairing the Old Main Top Sail. Lat 31.24S Long 38.53E (obs).

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Ship Northampton from

Saturday 18th December 1802.
C&D S68W 111. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. The Water Smooth. PM Rove New Tiller Ropes. AM Cleaned between Decks & exercised Great Guns. Lat 32.07S Long 37.14E.

Sunday 19th.
C&D S73W 111. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. Lat 32.32S Long 34.54E (obs).

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Bengal towards England

Monday 20th December 1802.
C&D S73W 149. An increasing Breeze & fair Weather. Repairing the Old Fore Top Sail. Caulker caulking the Water Ways on the Upper Deck. Lat 33.92S Long 32.23E (obs).

Tuesday 21st.
C&D S77W 160. First Part a fresh Gale & fair Latter Moderate & Cloudy. A Large Sea at ye NE. Lat 33.44S Long 30.13E.

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Ship Northampton from

Wednesday 22nd December 1802.
C&D S80W 99. First Part Light variable Winds with a large Swell at ye N Latter Part a fresh Gale with Rain at Times. Lat 34.02S Long 28.16E.

Thursday 23rd.
C&D S62W 76. First Part a fresh Gale middle & Latter Moderate & Cloudy. A Large confused Sea at ye SW. At 9am saw the Coast of Africa bearing North dist 25 Leagues. At Noon the Land North. Sounded no Ground at 80fms. Lat 34.38S Long 25.50E.

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Bengal towards England

Friday 24th December 1802.
C&D S24W 50. First Part Light Airs with a very heavy Confused SW Swell Latter an increasing Breeze & Cloudy. The Ship very uneasy these 24 hours. Find a Set to the Westward of 157’ by one Chronometer & 163 Miles by the other. Also 47’ South of Account [?]. Lat 36.46S Long 22.49E.

Saturday 25th.
C&D North 40. First Part Strong Gales with Hard Squalls Middle & Latter moderate & fair with a Large Sea at ye SW. The SW Swell much abated. Lat 36.53S Long 21.44E.

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Ship Northampton from

Sunday 26th December 1802.
C&D S57W 34. Light Winds & Calms with a Swell at ye Westward. Lat 36.18S Long 21.17E.

Monday 27th.
C&D S16W 86. Variable unsettled Weather these 24 hours. Lat 37.35S Long 20.47E.

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Bengal Towards England

Tuesday 28th December 1802.
C&D N28W 23. First Part Strong Gales with Hard Squalls Latter moderate & fair. Set Fore Top Mast & Mizen Sail. Lat 37.14S Long ----.

Wednesday 29th.
C&D N5W 106. A fresh Gale & Cloudy Weather with some Squalls & a Confused Sea in the Middle Part. Lat 35.51S Long 19.07E.

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Ship Northampton from

Thursday 30th December 1802.
C&D ---- 106. First Part Light Winds & Cloudy Latter a Pleasant Breeze & fair with a Large Confused Swell at ye SW. At Sunrise saw the Cape of Good Hope bearing NNE dist about 7 Leagues. At 8am The Cape bore East the Table Land NE. At Noon the Table Land Bore East about 12 Leagues & a fresh Dep. From the Cape of Good Hope. Lat 34.13S Long 17.23E.

Friday 31st December 1802.
C&D N46W 150. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. Repairing the Old Fore Top Sail. Var. 5 Azimuth 24.50W, Var. Amplitude 25.20W.Lat 32.31S Long 15.00E.

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Bengal towards England

Saturday 1st January 1803.
C&D N41W 73. Light Winds & fair Weather. AM Cleaned between Decks & exercised Great Guns. Lat 32.21S Long 13.52E.

Sunday 2nd.
C&D N35W 69. A Light Breeze & Cloudy Weather. Lat 30.11S Long 13.06E.

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Ship Northampton from

Monday 3rd January 1803.
C&D N44W 111. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. Repairing the Old fore Top Sails. AM Set the Mizen Rigging up. Lat 28.51S Long 11.38E.

Tuesday 4th.
C&D N44W 106. A Pleasant Breeze & fair Weather. Employed as necessary. Lat 27.26S Long 10.03E.

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Bengal towards England

Wednesday January 5th 1803.
C&D N43W 124. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Employed repairing the Old Fore Top Sail. Cooper repairing the Butts. Lat 25.41S Long 8.18E.

Thursday 6th.
C&D N43W 146. A Pleasant breeze & fair Weather. Employed as Yesterday. Lat 23.56S Long 6.15E.

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Ship Northampton from

Friday 7th January 1803.
C&D N42W 159. A fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. Employed as necessary. Lat 21.57S Long 4.19E.

Saturday 8th.
C&D N41W 152. A fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. Employed as necessary. Lt 20.07S Long 2.26E.

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Bengal towards England

Sunday 9th January 1803.
C&D N48W 141. A Pleasant Trade & cloudy Weather. Lat 18.43S Long 00.25E.

Monday 10th.
C&D N32W 97. A Light Trade & Cloudy Weather. AM Bent the bower Cables. Repairing the Old Mizen Top Sail. Lat 17.42S Long 1.09W.

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Northampton from

Tuesday 11th January 1803.
C&D N52W 77. A Light Trade & Cloudy Weather. PM Unstowed the Anchors. Employed as necessary. Lat 16.53S Long 2.19W.

Wednesday 12th.
C&D N62W 88. A Light Trade & Cloudy Weather. Employed as necessary & repairing ye Old Mizen Top Sail. Lat 16.10S Long 3.46W.

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Bengal towards England

Thursday 13th January 1803.
C&D N88W 99. Light Trade & Hazy Weather. A Strange Sail in sight to ye SE. Lat 16.2S Long 6.09W.

Friday 14th.
C&D ----. At 10pm Saw the Island of St Helena Bearing WbN½N. Stood off & on during the Night. At daylight Wore & made Sail. At 7am Hove too & sent the Jolly Boat with the Second Officer on Shore. At 8 Wore, at 9 Anchored with the Best Bower in 11fms. Hoisted out the Boats & moored the Ship. The Flag Staff at the Castle S½E. The Sugar Loaf EbN½N, found lying here H.M. Ships Victorious, [La] Cybelle, Orpheus, & Euridice, Hon Compy Ships General Stewart & Admiral Aplin. No obs.

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Saturday 15th January 1803.
Moderate & Cloudy. Employed Watering & as necessary. Arrived here the Hon Compys Ship Brittania.

Sunday 16th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed as Yesterday. Arrived here H.M. Sloop Imogene Confined in Irons John Marshall 2nd Master for Drunkenness & disobedience of Orders.

Monday 17th.
Fresh Breezes & fair Weather. Employed as before. Loosed Sails to dry & unbent the Top Sails Caulker caulking the Bends.

Tuesday 18th.
Moderate Breezes & fair Weather Hove taught the frapping of the Gammoning of the Boltsprit. Set the Bob Stays & Fore Rigging up. Caulker as yesterday.

Wednesday 19th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. AM Set the Main Rigging up. Bent the Old Fore Top Sail. Caulker as before. Sailed hence H.M. Ships Victorious. La Cybelle & Euridice.

Thursday 20th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Bent ye Main & Mizen Top Sails. Employed as necessary. Released John Marshall from Confinement on promise of Better Behaviour.

Friday 23rd.
Fresh Trade & fair Weather. Unmoored & Hove in to half Cable Service on the Small Bower. Hoisted in the Long Boat.

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Monday 24th January 1803.
Moderate & fair. Arrived here the Princess Amelia Packet. At Noon Major & Mrs Cox Came on Board. Saluted him with 11 Guns. This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

[end of Harbour Journal]

[start of Sea Log]

Tuesday 25th January 1803.
C&D N52W 139. Weighed as per Signal. A Fresh Trade & fair Weather. AM stowed the Anchors & unbent the Cables. At 5pm The Island of St Helena bore SE½S about 7 Leagues. Lat 14.29W Long 7.40W.

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Northampton from Bengal

Wednesday 26th January 1803.
C&D N43W 154. Commodore NbW ½ [Mile]. A pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Employed repairing ye Driver & as necessary. Lat 12.39S Long 9.30W.

Thursday 27th.
C&D N43W 130. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. People under the Boatswain & repairing the Driver. Lat 11.14S Long 11.47W.

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Towards England

Friday 28th January 1803.
C&D N37W 138. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. People under the Boatswain repairing the Old fore Sail. 9 Men in the Sick List. Lat 9.24S Long 13.19W.

Saturday 29th.
C&D ----. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. AM Cleaned between Decks & fumigated below. At half past 9am Saw the Island of Ascension bearing WbN½N dist 9 or 10 Leagues. At Noon the Body of the Island WbN 3 or 4 Leagues. Lat 7.55S (obs).

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Sunday 30th January 1803.
C&D N39W 115. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. At 6pm Ascension SSE 9 or10 Leagues. AM fumigated below & performed Divine Service. Sick List 9. Signal Convoy to keep Close Order. Stranger hoisted Danish Colours, a small Schooner SW 1 mile. Lat 6.26S Long 15.35W.

Monday 31st.
C&D North 36 112. A Pleasant Trade & cloudy Weather Signal for the Order of Sailing. Employed repairing the Old Fore Sail. Sick List 8. Small Rain. Lat 4.43S Long 16.41W.

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Towards England

Tuesday 1st February 1803.
C&D N35W 88. A light Trade & Cloudy Weather. Employed as necessary. Fumigated below. Sick List 8. Lat 3.31S Long 17.49W.

Wednesday 2nd.
C&D N41W 97. A Light Trade & fair Weather. Employed as necessary. PM Shifted the Fore Sail with the Old One. A strange Sail to the NW. Lat 1.57S Long ----.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Thursday 3rd February 1803.
C&D N35W 96. A light Trade & fair Weather. Employed repairing the Old Main Sail & as necessary. Sick List 7. Lat 0034S Long 20.17W.

[Crossed the Equator]

Friday 4th.
C&D N24W 87. Light Winds & fair Weather. A strange Sail NW Signal to Close. Employed repairing the Old Main Sail & as necessary. Sick List 5. Lat 00.43N Long 21.08W.

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Towards England

Saturday 5th February 1803.
C&D N24W 71. Light Winds with flying Squalls & Rain. Sick List 4. Lat 1.48N Long 21.37W.

Sunday 6th.
C&D N14W 8. Light Airs, variable & Calms. Lat 1.55N Long ----.

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Ship Northampton from

Monday 7th February 1803.
C&D NbE 43. Light variable Winds with Cloudy Weather & Rain at times. Sick List 3. Lat 2.50N Long 22.09W.

Tuesday 8th.
C&D N8W 44. Light variable Winds & Calms with Rain at times. Signal for a Boat with an Officer. Lat 3.35N Long 22.15W.

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Bengal towards England

Wednesday 9th February 1803.
C&D N6W 40. Commodore NNE ½ mile. Light variable Winds with Cloudy Weather. Lat 5.21N Long 22.03W.

Thursday 10th.
C&D N47W 47. Light variable Winds with Rain at times. Employed Middle Stitching the New Fore Top Sail & as necessary. Lat 4.45N Long 22.32W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Friday 11th February 1803.
C&D N52W 85. Light Winds with some Squalls & Rain in the first Part. Employed Middle Stitching the New Top Sail. Lat 5.38N Long 23.26W.

Saturday 12th.
C&D N49W 105. A Moderate Trade & fair Weather. Signal to continue same course & same Order of Sail. Employed as Yesterday. AM cleaned between Decks & Exercised Great Guns. Lat 6.36N Long 24.59W.

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Towards England

Sunday 13th February 1803.
C&D N33W 114. A Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. Squally & Rain. Lat 8.16N Long 26.18W.

Monday 14th February 1803.
C&D NW½N 113. A Fresh Trade & Cloudy. The [Admiral] Aplin hove too & shortened Sail. Commodore ENE 1½ miles. Employed Middle Stitching the New Top Sail & as necessary. Lat 9.53N Long 27.31W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Tuesday 15th Febeuary 1803.
C&D N35W 118. A Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. Employed Middle Stitching the New Main Sail & under the Boatswain. Lat 11.38N Long 28.40W.

Wednesday 16th February 1803.
C&D ----. A Fresh Trade & Cloudy Weather. Lat 13.41N. Long ----.

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Towards England

Thursday 17th February 1803.
C&D NNW 126. A moderate Trade with some Squalls & Rain in the Latter Part. Commodore NbE 2 miles. Employed as necessary. Lat 15.32N Long 31.39W.

Friday 18th February.
C&D N24W 122. A Moderate Trade & Cloudy Weather. Employed Middle Stitching the New Main Top Sail & as necessary. Lat 17.24N Long 32.43W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Saturday 19th February 1803.
C&D N36W 134. A Brisk Trade & Cloudy. Employed Middle Stitching the Main Top Sail & as necessary. AM Cleaned between Decks. Lat 19.02N Long 33.59W.

Sunday 20th February 1803.
C&D N29W 116. A Brisk Trade & Cloudy Weather. Lat 20.41N Long 35.11W.

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Towards England

Monday 21st February 1803.
C&D N20W 125. A Brisk Trade & Cloudy Weather. Employed Middle Stitching the Mizen Top Sail and as necessary. AM Shifted the Fore Top Sail with the best. A Strange Sail standing to the Westward. Lat 22.35N Long 35.52W.

Tuesday 22nd February 1803.
C&D N17W 134. A Pleasant Trade & fair Weather. Employed as Yesterday. Signal to make all Sail. Lat 24.30N Long 36.32W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Wednesday 23rd February 1803.
C&D N7W 96. Commodore NNE 1 mile. Light Winds & fair Weather. Employed Middle Stitching the New Fore Sail & as necessary. Lat 26.05N Long 36.44W.

Thursday 24th.
C&D North 135. A Pleasant Breeze & mostly fair Weather. Employed as Yesterday. Squally & Rain. Lat 28.22W Long 36.51W.

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Towards England

Friday 25th February 1803.
C&D N¾W 153. A Fresh Breeze & fair Weather. A Swell at ye NNE. Employed Middle Stitching the New Fore Sail. Lat 30.50N Long ----.

Saturday 26th February 1803.
C&D N5W 177. A fresh Breeze with some Squalls & Rain in the First Part. Employed as Yesterday. AM Cleaned between Decks & Exercised Great guns. Lat 33.44W Long ----.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Sunday 27th February 1803.
C&D N5E 182. A Pleasant Gale & fair Weather. Lat 36.41N Long 38.25W.

Monday 28th February.
C&D N16E 195. A fresh Gale & Cloudy Weather. Employed on the Fore Sail & as necessary. Lat 39.19N Long 37.07W.

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Towards England

Tuesday 1st March 1803.
C&D N33E 212. A Fresh Gale & fair Weather. Employed as necessary. PM Rove New Tiller Ropes. Lat 42.26N Long 33.57W.

Wednesday 2nd March 1803.
C&D N53E 125. A Decreasing Breeze & mostly fair Weather. AM Shifted Main Top Sail with the New One. Lat 42.36N Long 32.29W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Thursday 3rd March 1803.
C&D S47E 66. Commodore SSE ½ mile. Moderate & Cloudy with a Swell at ye NE. Lat 42.47N Long 30.57W.

Sunday 4th.
C&D N40E 57. Light Winds & Cloudy Weather. Commodore SE ½ mile. Lat 43.29N Long ----.

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Towards England

Saturday 5th March 1803.
C&D N60E 132. First & Middle Parts moderate & Cloudy Latter Part Squally with Rain. Lat 44.33N Long 27.29W.

Sunday 6th.
C&D S48E 73. A fresh Breeze & Cloudy Weather & Large Swell at ye NE. AM Shifted the Fore Top Gallant Mast with the Short One. Lat 43.45N Long 25.30W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Monday 7th March 1803.
C&D N25E 72. First Part a fresh Breeze Latter Moderate & Cloudy The Swell much abated. Commodore NE ½ mile. Lat 45.04N Long 24.44 W.

Tuesday 8th.
C&D S69E 59. First Par Light Winds & fair Latter Fresh Breezes with Squalls & Rain. A Large Swell at ye Eastward. Lat 44.55N Long 23.27W.

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Towards England

Wednesday 9th March 1803.
C&D S53E 79. A fresh Gale with frequent Squalls & a large Sea. Lat 44.15W.

Thursday 10th March.
C&D N35W 72. Fresh Breezes with frequent Squalls & flying showers of Rain. The Sea still continues at ye Eastward. Lat 44.29N Long 21.53W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Friday 11th March 1803.
C&D S28E 69. First Part a fresh Gale with frequent Squalls Latter more Moderate. AM Found the Short Slings of the Main Yard gone, Rove another. Commodore not in sight. Lat 43.3N Long 21.16W.

Saturday 12th.
C&D N13W 33. Moderate & cloudy. Employed as necessary. Lat 44.12N Long 21.26W.

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Towards England

Sunday 13th March 1803.
C&D NbE 89. Light Winds variable & fair. Lat 44.49N Long 1.51W.

Monday 14th.
C&D S86E 64. Light variable & fair Weather. Signal to make more Sail. Lat 44.55N Long 20.28W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Tuesday 15th March 1803.
C&D N59E 128. First Part Light Winds & fair Latter a fresh Breeze & Cloudy Weather. Commodore SEbS 1½ miles. Signal to continue same Course etc. Lat 45.59N Long 17.52W.

Wednesday 16th.
C&D N58E 106. Fist Part fresh Breezes with Squalls & Rain Latter moderate & Cloudy. Lat 46.55N Long 15.43W.

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Towards England

Thursday 17th March 1803.
C&D N41E 166. Moderate Breezes & Hazy Weather. AM Bent the Bower Cables. Lat 48.59N Long 13.17W.

Friday 18th.
C&D N74E 170. A fresh breeze & Cloudy Weather. PM Bent the Sheet Cable. Commodore burnt a blue light. At Noon the Commodore made the Signal having gained Soundings 80fms. Lat 49.17N Long 9.09W.

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Ship Northampton from Bengal

Saturday 19th March 1803.
C&D Fresh Breeze & Dark Cloudy Weather. AM Unstowed the Anchors. Passed several strange Sail. At half Past 11am Saw the Land about the Start bearing EbN½N at about 6 Leagues. At Noon the Start Point NEbE½E about 5 Leagues. At 8pm, at Midnight & at 4am Signal to heave too Commodore hove & Sounded. Lat 50.04N (obs) Long ----.

Sunday 20th.
C&D ----. 136. Moderate with dark Hazy Weather. At 2pm The Start bore NNE about 3 Leagues. At 11 Portland Lights bore N½W about 5 Leagues. Lat 50.35W (obs).

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Towards England

Monday 21st March 1803.
C&D ---- 50. Light Variable Winds with thick Weather in the First & Middle Part Latter Part fair. At 2pm Sent the Purser on Shore with the Hon Compy secret Packet. At half past 6am Saw Beechy Head bearing NNE about 4 Leagues. At Noon Beachy Head NWbN about 4 Leagues. Lat 50.37N (obs).

Tuesday 22nd.
C&D C7D ---- 62. Light Breezes & fine Weather. At 6pm Beachy Head bore NNW dist 4 Leagues. At Daylight Beachy Head bore NWbW½W. Dist about 6 Leagues. AM Came on Board Mr Mills Pilot for the Downs. At Noon Dungeness Light House NNW 4 or 5 Miles. Lat 50.50N (obs).

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Wednesday 23rd March 1803.
C&D ----. At 4pm Came to an Anchor with the small Bower in 13 fms Water Dungeness bearing WbS. The South Foreland EbN about 5 Miles off Shore. At half past 10pm Weighed & made Sail with a Light Breeze from the SE, at half past 4am Came to Anchor with the small Bower in 17fms. The South Foreland bearing NE½N Dist off Shore about 4 Miles. At 9am Came on Board William Joseph Knocker Pilot & took Charge. Came on Board a Lieut from his Majestys Schooner the Milford & pressed 7 Hands. At 10 Weighed & made Sail. At half Past 11 Came too an Anchor in the Downs. The South Foreland bearing SW½W. Sandown Castle NWbW Dist off Shore about 2½ Miles. Came on Board a Lieut from the Amelia Frigate & pressed several of the Hands. At 2pm I went on Shore to obtain Hands to assist in working the Ship to her Moorings in the River. At 7pm Came on Board with 18 Men. NB This Log contains 36 Hours & ends at Midnight.

[end of Sea Log]

[start of Harbour Journal]

24th March 1803.
Light Winds from the Eastward with fine Weather. At 10am Weighed & made Sail worked through the Gull Stream with the Wind from the NE. At 3pm Came to an Anchor with the small Bower in 6fms Water in Pansand Hole. The Reculvers SW½S. The Buoy of the Pansand NW Dist about half a Mile.

[Page 219:]

3 Sheets Received 20 April 1803

[remainder blank]

[Page 220:]

Friday 25th March 1803.
Light Winds at ye Eastward & fine Weather. At 10am Weighed & made Sail Worked through the Gull Steam with ye Wind at NE at 3pm Came to an Anchor with the small Bower in Pansand Hole The Reculvers SW½W. The Buoy of ye Pansand NW dist about half a Mile. [repeat of the 24th entry above]

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Ship Northampton Long Reach [Whitstable]

Saturday 26 March 1803.
Light Airs variable. At 9am Weighed & made Sail. At half past 11 passed Gravesend . Came on Board Mr Slaney Pilot & took Charge of the Ship. At half past 1pm Anchored in the upper part of Long Reach with ye small Bower. Moored Ship a whole Cable on the small Bower & half a Cable on the Best. Otherwise employed as necessary.

Sunday 27th.
Light Easterly Winds & fine Weather, Came on Board a Gang of 16 Lumpers to assist in delivering ye Ship. Washed & Cleaned Ship. Unbent the Main Sail. Employed unreeving ye Running Rigging.

Monday 28th.
Light Winds variable & fine Weather. Employed hoisting out the Boats Sh---. Came on Board Mr Walter Pace & Surveyed the Ship.

Tuesday 29th.
Light Winds variable. AM Delivered ye Ships Powder. At half Past noon came alongside ye Perseverance Lighter. Employed Loading her as necessary.

Wednesday 30th.
Winds NW with fair Weather. Employed Loading the Perseverance. At half past Noon dispatched her. Came alongside the Woodford Hoy, Employed Loading her.

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Ship Northampton Long Reach

Thursday 31st.
Winds Westerly & fair Weather. Employed loading Woodford Hoy. At 4pm Dispatched her.

Friday 1st April 1803.
Light Southerly Winds & fair Weather. Employed loading ye Surprize Lighter. At 10am Came on Board Mr Slaney Pilot to take ye Ship up to Deptford. Unmoored & hove short on ye Best Bower. At half past 3pm Weighed & made Sail. At half past 8 Lashed alongside of ye Duke of Bucleugh at ye Lower Tier Deptford.

Saturday 2nd.
Fresh Southerly Winds. AM employed Loading ye Surprize Lighter. At 9am Came on Board Mr Slaney Pilot & transported ye Ship inside the Second Tier. Took in ye Moorings & lashed alongside of ye Ann. Got down the Top Gallant Yards.

Sunday 3rd.
Moderate breezes from ye Southward with fine Weather. Cleaned Ship.

Monday 4th.
Fresh breezes at ye SW with some Rain. Employed delivering Hon Compys Cargo. Unbending Sails & Stripping ye Ship.

Tuesday 5th.
Moderate breezes at ye Southward with fair Weather. Employed delivering Hon Compy Cargo & Ships Stores.

Wednesday 6th.
Light Westerly Winds & fine Weather. Employed delivering Hon Compys Cargo & Stripping ye Ship.

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Northampton Deptford

Thursday 7th April 1803.
Moderate breezes at ye SE & fair Weather. Employed Loading ye Bensley Hoy. At 9am Dispatched her. Came alongside ye Lucy Lighter. Loading her as necessary.

Friday 8th.
Ditto Winds with Cloudy Weather & some Rain. Employed Loading a Craft with Empty Butts & Stripping ye Ship.

Saturday 9th.
Moderate breezes at ye Southward with Cloudy Weather & Rain at times. At 2pm Dispatched ye Lucy Lighter. Came alongside ye Woodford Hoy.

Sunday 10th.
Light Winds variable & fine Weather. Cleaned Ship.

Monday 11th.
Light breezes at ye NE & fine Pleasant Weather. At 8pm dispatched ye Woodford. Came alongside ye Elizabeth Lighter.

Tuesday 12th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. At half past 3pm Dispatched Elizabeth. Came alongside ye Hugh Inglis Hoy also Employed delivering Ships Stores.

Wednesday 13th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed Loading ye Hugh Inglis Hoy.

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Ship Northampton Deptford

Thursday 14th April 1803.
Light breezes at ye NE & fair Weather, At 5pm dispatched ye Hugh Inglis. Employed Striking ye Guns into ye Fore Hold. Came alongside ye Burgess Hoy.

Friday 15th.
Ditto Winds & Weather. Employed Loading ye Burgess – Came alongside 15 Tons Kentledge to shift Ship –with.

Saturday 16th.
Variable Winds & far Weather. Received on Board 27 Tons Kentledge otherwise employed delivering Hon Compys Cargo.

Sunday 17th.
Fresh Westerly Winds & fair Weather.

Monday 18th.
Fresh breezes at ye Westward. Employed Cleaning Ship.

This is the Continuation of my Original Journal – R Barker [signed]

Witness – C. Collingwood [signed]

[India Office Records Stamp]

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

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APPENDIX 4

Captain Barker


Captain Robert Barker

Robert Barker, was born at Sanguhar, Dumfriesshire on 19th August 1767, the son of Robert and Anne Darker. He had a twin sister Margaret who was born on August 19, 1767.

His career was Seaman HM sloop Echo 3y 1781-84; midshipman Dutton 1784/5; mate Betsey to Spain 6m; 4th mate Albion 1787/8; 3rd mate Henry Dundas 1789/90; 1st mate Ceres (2) 1792/3; 1st mate Ceres (4) 1796/7; Capt Northampton (2) 1801/1, 1802/3 & 1804/5.

The following information and his portrait were extracted from a webpage on Ancestry.com, uploaded by James Cross.

Captain Barker married Maria Gloria da Pereira, 1785-1839. He died at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on 15th Jan 1835 and was buried in the English Cemetery of that city. They had four sons and two daughters.

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