THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal and Logbook of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Wexford on her voyage to India and China 1803-1804. Commanded by Captain William Stanley Clarke.

EXTRACT

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG ETC.

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

WEXFORD

(BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain William Stanley Clarke

Voyage to India and China

25 Jan 1803 - 20 Sep 1804

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 173A.)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
December 2018


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. The first and major point was at Gravesend or more exactly Longreach. This was a priority for the larger vessels which would on occasion have their guns removed to lighten the ship before proceeding up the river to Deptford or Blackwall for the East India docks.


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.

A major embarkation point for passengers and soldiers in particular was at Motherbank close to Culver Cliff and Spithead near Portsmouth. This was also where, in times of war, a Royal Navy escort would join the annual fleet. The Isle of Wight, with its healthy climate, assumed some importance to the Company, Newport, Cowes, Ryde, St Helens and Carisbrooke attracted Company officials and the Isle itself acted as a granary with production of malt, salt, flour, poultry and biscuit. A number of HEIC ships officers both came from and retired to the Isle. The naval docks at Portsmouth was close to hand for exchange of ships, crew information etc. For the Isle of Wight's connection with the Company see: http://www.hantsfieldclub.org.uk/publications/hampshirestudies/digital/2010s/Vol_68/Thomas.pdf

Most Company ships were used as troop carriers for soldiers needed in India and the Far East. These were mostly regiments created for and employed by the Company to serve in India. One of the Company's training depots was opened at Newport in the Isle of Wight in 1801. This was superceeded by the Brompton Barracks at Chatham in 1815. Recuitment lists are held in the British Library under Ref: IOR/L/MIL/9/1-106, L/MIL/9/1-28, 1817-1860, L/MIL/9/29-84 for military depots, 1801-1861. and L/MIL/9/85-106 for embarkation lists, 1753-1861. References from: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=742726.0.


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,
as well as Ledgers, Payment Books, Absence Books, Imprest books, Receipts &c.

The following can be divided into two types of domument, Journals sometimes called Deck or Dock Logs), Logs were created during the voyage by Officers on board ship to record every day events; Ledgers, Pay Books, Absence Books and Imprest Books were created by Company Officials based in London, and dealt with payments to the crew. In the Journal of the Wexford the 1st and 2nd Officers sign the daily entries on behalf of the Captain.

Journal & Log Book
A journal is a generic term for logs that covers any document that logs events. It 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 Journal 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, Purser or other Officers at the commencement of each voyage. The journal and log was dutifully created by the Commander or assigned officers and the resulting document, signed by the Commander and 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 Company headquarters.

A fascinating survival is a printed form found in the front of the Journal for the Company ship Wexford 1803-4. It is a detailed description of the duties that the Captain and senior officers have to perform in regard to recording the ship's progress and every day events.


Printed form dating to 1803 from
the Journal of the Wexford1803-4

Duplicate logs written on HEICS forms still survive in private hands 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 Company Headquarters.

Under normal voyages Farrington's Catalogue of East India Company ships' Journals and Logs, usually lists a Journal (and Log Book), a Ledger and a Payment Book. There are occasions however, such as when the voyage of a ship is cut short, the Ledger and Payment Book are often replaced by that of an Absence Book and an Imprest Book. With that of the voyage of the Asia 1780-1783 however there is a surviving Journal, Ledger, Pay Book as well as an Imprest Book and Receipt Book. There does appear to be a direct correlation between the loss of a ship and the Absence, Imprest and Receipt books confirming that these were records based at Company Headquarters and never went to sea with the ship.

Absence Book
The Absence Book was an internal document used by Company Officials to keep a track on interim and final payments relating to individual members of the crew and was often accompanied by an Imprest Book. The Absence Book is as its name implies, an account of payments made to a representative of the crew member concerned such as a wife, mother, relative or friend. An example being Thomas Ainsley Cook, Boatswain on board the Ganges 1805-1807. In the Imprest Book he signed a receipt for £7 on 7th February 1805, presumably when or shortly after he entered service. In the Absence Book, while Thomas was at sea, Mary Cooke, presumably a relative, signed for and received £3.10 on 13th October 1805, "being one month absent". she again received interim payments of £3.10 on 15th April 1806, 15th October 1806 & 15th April 1807. He died at Bombay on 3rd February 1807. The Absence Book of the Ganges, which we have transcribed, is a volume containing payment forms, dealing with one crew member per page. Each page carries six printed receipt forms, usually only partially filled in.

Deck Log
Is a form of a Journal and Log Book.

Imprest Book
An Imprest Book, sometimes accompanied by an Absence or Receipt Book, is similar to a Pay Book but is a listing of payments made to the Crew member upon being hired. A more familiar term is the enforced 'pressing' or pressed used by the Royal Navy to hire seaman by force, hence the term 'Press Gang'. In our sense it is usually an advance payment to the hired seaman. Imprest records appear to survive when a voyage for whatever reason, whether shipwreck or otherwise, had been cut short. The money was often released by increment, sometimes after a considerable period, to either the crew member or his representative, which could be a member of his family. For more information see the Journal of the ship Ganges under the transcription of its Imprest Book.

Ledger
The following is based upon the transcribed Ledger of the ship Juliana. This is a book originally of blank forms prefaced by index pages. The index is arranged in alphabetical manner on pages divided in two so that columns for names beginning with A B appear on the first page. The forms are arranged two per page and are set out as per the following image.

The ledger is only partially filled, probably because the Juliana was only in service for two voyages. The first entry begins on 2nd May 1810 with image 16, with a voyage under Captain Toussaint to Bengal. The voyage under Captain Rawes begins with image 136. The last entry is on 24th September 1813, after the completion of a voyage under Captain Rawes from Batavia. There are blank pages both between the two voyages and after.

There are two forms per crew member, including the captain, and they are spread across two pages therefore when one opens the ledger there are two pages one and so on. Form one gives wages and deductions while the second form gives length of service and the amount received per month. There are usually two crew members on each two page. Each form can have two or more entries as they represent both salary and expenses covering the voyage.

Payment Book
Often accompanying a Ledger, the Payment Book is a book of printed receipts filled in and signed, either by the crew member or his assignee, depending on whether he was unable to sign or deceased etc. Each receipt is numbered which refers one back to the Ledger. There are four receipts per page. There is an image of the Ledger in the Journal & Log of the Juliana.

Receipt Book
A receipt Book is a Company document and is believed to be similar to a payment Book and often all there is left when a ship is lost with no surviving journal and log book. On another occasion a ship remained in India and there is only a Receipt Book and an Imprest Book, while on another occasion it accompanies a Ledger and Pay Book.


Wexford

Built by Smith, launched 1802, length 167ft, 1271 tons. She made seven voyages to China of which this was her first, commanded by Captain William Stanley Clarke, see below. On 14th February 1804 she was an onlooker at the Battle of Aura against the French.

From the start, our work on the Wexford's Journal and Log for this voyage proved unusual.

Captain John Henry Pelly was the initial Commander but was superseded seven weeks later by Captain William Stanley Clarke. Captain Pelly came on board the Wexford on Thursday 10th February 1803. The ship sailed, as usual, from Blackwall on the Thames to the Downs off the Kent coast where she was moored to pick up Passengers and more cargo etc. On Thursday 17th March there was an unusual occurence. The Pilot Mr John Proctor came on board & took charge of the Ship, cleared hawse for unmooring but when the hands were turned out the people refused to unmoor without being positively promised by Captain Pelly forty five shilling per Month. Mr White [William Whyte], Second Officer, was immediately despatched with a letter to the Committee of Shipping. The following day Captain Pelly turned the hands out to unmoor, which the crew refused to do without augmentation of their wages, fifty men were then discharged. Mr Proctor [the Pilot] came of board the following day and unmoored the ship.

On Friday 25th March Captain Pelly 'resigned' after receiving on board Captain Clarke, as his replacement. Farrington does not mention Captain Pelly as commanding either the Wexford or any other ship so he probably left the Service at this stage, see his biography under the Crew List. Captain Clarke had only recently returned from the Far East as Commander of the True Briton.

There were clearly problems here that are not easy to explain; are the events related, had the situation become too difficult for Captain Pelly? To replace fifty crew members at short notice at the Downs anchorage must have proved difficult. It is particularly unfortunate that the Crew List that normally accompanies the Journal is missing for this voyage. The passengers also boarded the ship on the 25th but unfortunately there is also no Passenger List, which cannot now be replicated. In an attempt recreate the Crew List we have had to transcribe the Ledger and Pay Book. Another striking difference is the arrangement of the Sea Log. So far in our transcriptions of HEICS log books we have dealt with a blank Company form on which the Captain and Officers wrote their entries, covering two days per side with Course, Distance, Longitude & Latitude listed at the bottom of the form It is believed that at this time they used an 'Alidade' to make Lunar observations. (see the website: Alidades). On the return journey when Wexford was in Convoy with other Indiamen and Royal Navy escorts there was a regular exchange of daily readings of Longitudes which are included in the main text of the Log. Yet another unusual occurrence is that throughout the Journal and Log, the pages are signed by either Charles Barnard or John Nelson Whyte, first and second Officers.

Later on in the voyage the Wexford's was involvement in the so called Battle of Pulo Aura, off the cost of Java. She was, at the time, under the overall command of Natheniel Dance, Captain of the Earl of Camden, as senior Commander of the Fleet. The Fleet formed into a line of battle, a skirmish ensued and it all came to nothing. See Wikipedia for further information. Upon their return to England the Fleet were greeted with much patriotic fervour and a series of awards including money, silver plate and swords.

After six more voyages and further adventures she was broken up after September 1818 and before March 1819. See Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wexford_%281802_EIC_ship%29)for further details of voyages, Captain Clarke later became a Commander of the Fleet.


Example of a page from the Journal.
Monday 5th September 1803.

Farrington extract for this voyage:-

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

WEXFORD: Built by Smith, launched 1802, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 167ft, keel 135ft 3in, breadth 42ft 1½in, hold 17ft, wing transom 26ft 1½in, port cell 29ft 5in, waist 1ft 6in, between decks 6ft 6in, roundhouse 6ft 3in, ports 14 middle & 13 upper, deck range 95ft 9in, 1271 tons. Principal Managing Owner: Sir Robert Wigram.

1 Madras and China
L/MAR/B/173A Journal 25 Jan 1803 - 20 Sep 1804
L/MAR/B/173H Ledger
L/MAR/B/173H Pay Book
Capt William Stanley Clarke
Downs 26 May 1803 - 4 Aug Madras - 7 Sep Penang -
23 Oct Whampoa - Second Bar 1 Feb 1804 - 18 Feb
Malacca - 1 Mar Penang - 9 Jun St Helena - 8 Aug Downs.


The Convoy

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

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


Approaches to Bombay and Calcutta

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


The west coast of India.


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


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


Approaches to Whampoa


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


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


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


Landmarks:
Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies

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

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


What the Papers said


Morning Post 13th November 1802, issue 10644.

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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.

The Wexford, unusually for the time, travelled alone on this voyage without stopping until reaching Whampoa. On 2nd July Captain Clarke received a Letter of Marque, which gave him permission to become a privateer. See Wikipedia.

The inward bound Company convoy, from Whampoa to at least the Bay of Bengal under the senior Commander, Captain Nathaniel Dance of the Earl Camden, were the: Alfred, Bombay Castle, Coutts, Cumberland, Dorsetshire, Earl of Abergavenny, Exeter, Ganges, Henry Addington, Hope, Ocean, Royal George, Warley, Warren Hastings, Wexford. Captain Dance also inimates that he was responsible for a number of other ships so long as their course lay in the same direction: Rolla a Botany Bay ship, Lord Castlereagh, Carron, David Scott, Minerca, Ardusia, Charlotte, Friendship, Shaw, Kissaroo, Jaharingeer, Gilwell, and Neptune, country ships. There was also a Portuguese ship picked up in the Macao Roads.

In the South China sea the fleet was involved in the Battle of Aura, see Appendix 4 for details of the battle.

On the 28th February off Java, HMS Sceptre & the Albion joined the fleet and sailed with it to St. Helena, after which HMS Plantagenet escorted it back to England.

Page 5 --- The Snow On Wednesday 9th Feby 1803 the journal records that "The Snow - Friends of Liverpool - Jones Master, bound to Dublin collided with the Wexford at 5.30 AM".

Page 5 HCS Bengal A hoy at Gravesend. Noted as coming alongside the Wexford with cargo on Monday 14th February 1803.

Page 6 HCS Coromandel A hoy at Gravesend noted in the Journal of the Wexford on Friday 18th Feb 1803.

Page 7 HCS True Briton (4) Built by Wells, launched 1790, length 165ft, 1209 tons. She made eight voyages to the Far East and had just returned from her fifth voyage, being Commanded by William Stanley Clarke. She was at Gravesend on Monday 21st Feb 1803 when the Wexford came alongside. Captain Clarke took over from Captain Pelly on the Wexford which was about to set sail for China. Both ships were owned by Robert Wigram. While on her eighth voyage, Commanded by Captain George Bonham, the True Briton parted company in the South China sea on 19th Oct 1809 and was not heard of again.


True Briton (4) taken from Wikipedia.


Page 10 HMS Africaine The L'Africaine, was a Preneuse-class French frigate built by Raymond-Antoine Haran in 1798, was captured by HMS Phoebe as the on 19th Feb 1801, 5th rate, armament 38, complement 295, 1085 tons. On Wednesday 9th March 1803, Commanded by Captain Manby, the Africaine pressed 26 seamen from the Wexford. At the time she was trying to depart with HMS Minerva for Longreach. On 28th Aug 1816 she was lying at Deptford and offered for sale. See http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/A/00092.html & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Africaine_(1798) for further details.

Page 13 HMS Amelia Launched in 1785 as the Proserpine, a 38 gun Hebe-class frigate of the French Navy. She was captured by HMS Dryad on 13th June 1796. She was recorded as in the Downs Anchorage on Friday 25th March 1803 when she pressed two crew of the Company ship Wexford. The Amelia was broken up in 1816. See http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/A/00222.html for her history.

Page 37 --- Minerva Recorded by Captain Clarke on Tuesday 19th April as in the North Atlantic out from Tenerife 48 hours and bound for London.

Page 140 HCS Calcutta (4) Built by Wells, launched 1798, length 146ft, 819 tons. She made five voyages to India of which this was her third, under Captain William Maxwell. She was noted by the Wexford on 31st July 1803 as approaching Madras from England. Her fifth and final voyage was in 1808, Commanded by Captain William Marshall, when she parted company from the convoy off Mauritius 14th March 1809, and was not heard of again.

Page 144 HMS Trident Launched on 20 April 1768 at Portsmouth, 3rd rate, armament 64. She arrived at Bombay on Saturday 6th March 1802. She was noted in the Log of the Wexford as at Madras on 4th August 1803, along with HMS Centurion HMS Lancaster & HMS Victor. On 7th Nov 1803 the Trident, Tremendous, Centurion, and Lancaster, of the line; Dedaigneuse, frigate; and Albatross, sloop, arrived at Bombay from Madras. See the website: http://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 144 HMS Centurion Launched at Harwich in 1774, 4th rate, armament 50, 1044 tons. She was noted in the Log of the Wexford as at Madras on 4th August 1803, along with HMS Trident HMS Lancaster & HMS Victor. On 7th Nov 1803 the Trident, Tremendous, Centurion, and Lancaster, of the line; Dedaigneuse, frigate; and Albatross, sloop, arrived at Bombay from Madras. In 1811 she was a receiving ship based at Halifax (Nova Scotia). See the website: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/T/04879.html, for her history.

Page 144 HMS Lancaster Launched in 1797, 3rd rate, armament 64, 1430 tons. She was noted in the Log of the Wexford as at Madras on 4th August 1803, along with HMS Trident HMS Centurion & HMS Victor. Her Commander at the time appears to have been Captain Fothergill. On 7th Nov 1803 the Trident, Tremendous, Centurion, and Lancaster, of the line; Dedaigneuse, frigate; and Albatross, sloop, arrived at Bombay from Madras. She was at Deptford on 4th Jan 1832 when she was put up for sale. See the website: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/T/04879.html, for her history.

Page 144 HMS Victor Launched in 1798, sloop, armament 18, complement 120. She was noted in the Log of the Wexford as at Madras on 4th August 1803, along with HMS Trident HMS Centurion & HMS Lancaster. On 7th Nov 1803 the Trident, Tremendous, Centurion, and Lancaster, of the line; Dedaigneuse, frigate; and Albatross, sloop, arrived at Bombay from Madras. She was broken up in October 1808 after capturing the French ship Jéna in the bay of Bengal. See the website: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/T/04879.html, for her history.

Page 144 HCS Windham (2) Built by Perry, Wells & Green at Greenwich, launched 1800, 146ft, 823 tons. She made six voyuages to the Far East of which this was her second, commanded by Captain Thomas Graham. She was noted in the Journal of the Wexford as at Madras and setting sail for Bengal on 4th August 1803. She was captured twice by the French but regained by the British. She was sold to the Chilean Navy in 1818 under the name Lautaro. She took part in several engagements with the Spanish and in 1824 she a training ship. She was sold in 1828, converted into a pontoon and broken up the following year, see Wikipedia for her history.


The Lautaro, taken from Wikipedia.


Page 144 HCS Walpole (5) Built by Perry 1798. Length 146ft, 823 tons. She sailed five times to the East of which this was her third, Commanded by Captain James Sandilands. She was noted in the Journal of the Wexford as at Madras on 4th August 1803. She was wrecked in a storm in Margate Roads, 18th Dec 1808 on her return from India. See Jackson's Hampshire Journal for some detail of the storm. Many ships had difficulties including the Northampton detailed elswhere.

Page 145 --- Voltair An American merchant ship noted in the Journal of the Wexford as at Madras on 9th August 1803 when she and the Wexford fouled and she lost her jib boom, otherwise unknown.

Page 177 HMS Loire Frigate, launched at Nantes, France on 23rd March 1794; length 151ft, 1350 tons, 44 guns. She was captured by the British on 18th Oct 1798. Recorded in the Journal of the Wexford on 4th Aug 1803 as at Madras. She had a long and full career and took part in the 1812 war with America. She was sold in 1817 and broken up in April 1818. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Loire_(1796) for her history.

Page 197 HCS Warren Hastings (2) Built by Barnard, launched 1802, length 165ft, 1276 tons. Recorded as making two voyages to China, under Captain Thomas Larkins. This was her first and she was recorded by the Wexford as being at Whampoa on 29th October 1803. On 11th June 1806 she was captured by the French frigate La Piedmontaise.

Page 197 HCS Cumberland Built by Dudman, launched 1802, length 165ft, 1260 tons. She made seven voyages to China, of which this was her first, under Captain William Ward Farrer. She was recorded as at Whampoa on 29th October 1803. Her last voyage was in 1817.

Page 198 HCS Earl Camden Built by Pitcher and launched 1802, length 166ft, 1271 tons. Made four voyages to the Far East, of which this was her first, under Captain Nathaniel Dance. She was recorded by the at Whampoa on 6th November 1803. She was destroyed by fire before September 1810 while on her fourth voyage.

Page 198 HCS Warley (2) Built by Perry, launched 1796, length 176ft, 1460 tons, second of that name. She made nine voyages to China of which this was her fourth, under Captain Henry Wilson. Recorded by the Wexford as arriving at Macao on 7th November 1803. She was involved in the so called Battle of Pulo Aura off Java against the French in 1804. She was sold for breaking in 1816.


The Warley, by Robert Salmon, National Maritime Museum as per
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pulo_Aura.



Page 198 HCS Ocean Built by Pitcher, launched 1800, fourth of the name, length 165ft, 1273 tons. She made four votages to China of which this was her second, Commanded by Captain Andrew Patton. She was recorded by the Wexford as at Whampoa on 11th November 1803. She was noted in the Indian Ocean by Captain Farrer of the Cumberland on Sunday 27th April 1806.

Page 198 HCS Henry Addington Built by Wells and Launched 20th October 1800, length 165ft, 1252 tons. She made seven voyages to the East of which this was her 2nd, under Captain Thomas Wakefield. She was recorded by the Wexford as at Whampoa on 11th November 1803. In 1804 she was one of the vessels involved in the Battle of Pulo Aura. She was sold for breaking in 1815.

Page 198 HCS Earl of Abergavenny Built by Pitcher and Launched 1796, length 176ft. Second of that name, she made five voyages to the East of which this was her 4th, under Captain John Wordsworth. She was recorded by the Wexford as at Whampoa on 11th November 1803. She was lost on the Shambles 5th Feb 1805 shortly after leaving port.

Page 198 HCS Exeter (2) Built by Wells, launched 1792, length 165ft, 1265 tons. This was her 5th voyage, under Captain Henry Meriton. She was recorded by the Wexford as at Whampoa on 11th November 1803. Captain Harington of the Ganges recorded on Saturday 22nd February 1806 when her carpenter came on board at Whampoa to inspect a leak. Her last recorded voyage was in 1810. On 18th June 1811, while at St Helena, Captain Campbell describes her as a Store ship. See Wikipedia for a full history of this ship.

Page 201 HCS Alfred (2) Built by Todd & Pitcher, launched 1790. Length 165ft, 1221 tons. This was her sixth voyage to the Far East. Her commander was Captain James Farquharson. Recorded in the Journal of the Wexford as at Whampoa on 3rd December 1803. Described as a store ship at St Helena by Captain Bayliff. Her last recorded voyage was her 8th in 1809.

Page 201 HCS Royal George Built by Perry, launched 1802, length 165ft, 1260 tons, fourth of her name. Seven voyages to China are recorded of which this was her first, Commanded by Captain John F Timins. Recorded in the Journal of the Wexford as at Whampoa on 3rd December 1803. Captain Farrer of the Cumberland noted her in the Indian Ocean on Friday 30th May 1806.

Page 202 HCS Coutts Built by Randall and launched 1796, length 176ft, 1451 tons. She made eight voyages to China, of which this was her third, under Captain Robert Torin. Recorded in the journal of the Wexford as at Whampoa on 10th December 1803. On Friday 24th May 1805 she was off Madeira on her way to the East. She was sold for breaking in 1815. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coutts_(1797_EIC_ship).

Page 202 HCS Bombay Castle Built by Randall, launched 1792, length 164ft, 1234 tons. Sailed to China at least 6 times. Now on her 5th voyage, under Captain Archibald Hamilton. Recorded by the Wexford as at Whampoa on 11th December 1803. Captain Farrer of the Cumberland noted her in the Indian Ocean on Friday 30th May 1806.

Page 208 HCS Woodford (1) Built by Perry, launched 1790, length 163ft 1206 tons. She made eight voyages to the East, Commanded by Captain James Martin. Recorded by the Wexford on 22nd January 1804. Captain Farrer of the Cumberland recorded that on Friday 26th September 1806 as near to Whampoa. Farrington records that she had returned from China in Feb 1805 while her next voyage did not commence until January 1807. Either she was moored at Blackwall for this time or was involved in private business. She was sold for breaking in 1812.


The Woodford near Plymouth by Samuel Atkins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodford_(1790_EIC_ship).


Page 209 HCS Ganges (3) Built by Wells and launched 1797. Length 181ft, 1502 tons. She made four voyages to the Far East of which this was her 3rd, commanded by Captain William Moffat. She was noted in the Log of the Wexford on 3rd February 1804, and again on Sunday 25th March 1804 when she sprung fore top mast after which she was towed to maintain the Convoy's speed. She was shortly to be involved in the Battle of Pulo Aura. See The Ganges, East Indiaman by W. J. Huggins, in Bulletin of the Victoria Memorial Calcutta, 8 (1974) pp.21-23, illus. On Sunday 11th January 1807 she was on her way back to England and was spotted at Bombay by Captain Bayliff. She sank off the Cape of Good Hope on 29 May 1807 with no loss of life. Captain Bayliff records on Tuesday 6 June while at St Helena the following: "Arrived the Earl St Vincent with the crew and passengers on board belonging to the Ganges, which ship had become in so bad a state that it was found necessary to quit her. She sank in sight of the Earl St Vincent the day after her being quitted - no lives lost."

Page 229 HMS Albion Launched 1802, 3rd rate, armament 74, 1743 tons. Recorded by the Wexford near to Penang on 28th February 1804, her Commander was Captain Ferrier, mentioned in the ship's log on the 6th March. On Wednesday 22nd October 1806 HMS Albion left Bombay on a Cruise. She pressed a number of the Earl St Vincent's crew on 13th November 1806. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/A/00155.html, for her history. She was disposed of in 1836.

Page 229 HMS Sceptre Built at Deptford by Dudman after a design by Sir William Rule and launched in December 1802. 3rd rate, armament 74, 1727 tons. Recorded by the Wexford near to Penang on 28th February 1804. She served in the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. See Wikipedia and on the website www.Pbenyon.plus.com, for more information. She left Penang on Thursday 3rd October 1805 with a fleet commanded by Sir Edward Pellew. She was broken up in 1820.

Page 271 HCS Dorsetshire Built by Barnard 1799, 165ft long, 1201 tons. Sailed to China at least 9 times. This was her 2nd voyage, under Captain Robert Hunter Brown. She was noted in the log of the Wexford on 12th April 1804 as part of the Convoy returning to England from the East. Her ninth and last recorded voyage was in 1822/3 under Captain Samuel Lyde.

Page 330 HMS Plantagenet Designed by Sir Willim Rule, launched 22nd Oct 1801, 3rd rate, length 181ft, 1777 tons, 74 guns. She was at St Helena on Wednesday 13th June 1804 and escorted the merchant fleet back to England. Her Commander was Captain De Courcy. She was broken up in 1817. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Plantagenet_(1801) for her history.

Ledger HMS Wilhelmina Dutch frigate Furie, built by Flushing in 1778. Captured 24th October 1798 and entered the Royal Navy under the name Wilhelmina as a 5th rate, armament 32, 827 tons. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/W/05235.html and Wikipedia for a detailed history of her. Mentioned in the Ledger of the Wexford on her voyage 1803/4. She spent most of her career in the Far East and ended up as a guardship at Penang before being sold in 1813.

Page 346 --- Eliza A whaler noted in the Log of the Wexford as in the Atlantic on 5th July 1804. She may be the ship Eliza launched at New Brunswick in 1789 weighing about 230 tons, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliza_(1789_ship).

Page 389 HCS Burgess A hoy used on the Thamas to offload cargo from the Wexford on 15th August 1804.

Page 384 HCS Surat Castle Built in India, repaired by Wells, measured 1806, (Although Farrington records her as being measured in 1806, she is recorded in the Journal of the Wexford as at Blackwall on Sunday 26th August 1804 and sailing for Gravesend on the 27th.) Her length 157ft, 1149 tons. Six voyages to the East are recorded between 1806 and 1816. Her first recorded voyage was under Captain David Ibister. Recorded by Captain Harington of the Ganges as at Whampoa on 4th April 1806 and near Sumatra on 3rd May 1806, she subsequently was in the Convoy back to England.

Page 385 HCS Coal & Three John's A lighter used at Blackwall to onload cargo from the Wexford on 31st August 1804.

Page 380 HMS Pluto A sloop launched in 1782, armament 18. Recorded in the Journal of the Wexford when George Lea, John Tiffen and William Tully were pressed by the Pluto on 7th Aug 1804. She was sold but foundered on her way from Portsmouth to London at Foreness Rock on 31st Aug 1817 and filled with water. See www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03577.html for her history.

Ledger HMS Salvador de Mundo A Spanish ship of the line built at Ferrol, launched 2nd May 1787, one of eight Santa Ana class ships. She was also known as the Los Meregildos. She served in the French Revolutionary Wars until she was captured at the Battle of Cape St Vincent on 14th February 1797. Note in the Ledger of the Wexford that William Cocker, Seaman was pressed by HMS Salvador de Mundo on 13th Oct 1804. She was sold and broken up in 1815. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvador_del_Mundo_(ship) for her history.


The Salvador de Mundo and HMS Victory at the Battle of Cape St Vincent.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

Pages 1-14 Harbour Log - Deptford 24th January - 26th March 1803

Pages 11-13 Unusual event in the Downs Anchorage 17th March - 25th March 1803

Pages 14-144 Sea Log Downs Anchorage 26th March - 4th August 1803

Pages 145-147 Harbour Log - Madras 5th August - 24th August 1803

Pages 148-161 Sea Log - Madras 25th August - 7th Sept 1803

Page 155 Problems with ship 1st September 1803

Pages 162-163 Harbour Log - Penang 8th Sept - 17th Sept 1803

Pages 163-195 Sea Log - Penang 18th August - 18th October 1803

Pages 196-210 Harbour Log - Whampoa 19th October 1803 - 5th February 1804

Pages 210-222 Sea Log - Whampoa 2nd February - 18th February 1804

Pages 219 Battle of Pulo Aura 15th February 1804

Page 223 Harbour Log - Malacca 19th February - 22nd February 1804

Pages 224-231 Sea Log - Malacca 23nd February - 1st March 1804

Page 232 Harbour Log - Penang 2nd March - 4th March 1804

Pages 233-329 Sea Log - Penang 5th March - 9th June 1804

Pages 330 Harbour Log - St Helena 10th June - 18th June 1804

Pages 331-382 (389) Sea Log - St Helena 19th June - 15th August 1804

Pages 383-387 Harbour Log - Thames 16 August - 20th August 1804


The Journal


First page dated 24th January 1803

[Page 001:]

L/MAR/B/173A [BL number of Log]

[Page 002: - a printed Instruction Form]

Received 17 August 1804


Printed form dating to 1803 from
the Journal of the Wexford 1803-4

[Page 003:]

[Start of Harbour Log]

Ship Wexford at Blackwall

Monday January 24th 1803.
At 9am Mr Kingham Inspector came on board and examined the Ship left on board Mr John Wood, Surveyor. Strong breezes from the Eastward, employed in bending the sails & stowing & filling Water. Receiving Hon Coys Cargo. The 2nd, 3rd & 4th officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Tuesday January 25th.
Strong breezes from the Eastward and a severe frost. Employed in receiving lead on acct of the Hon Coy and filling & stowing Water, received on board the dunnage deals. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday 26th.
Strong breezes and snow. Employed in preparing for Gravesend. Employed in taking in Coals & filling Water. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Thursday the 27th.
Wind Easterly. Employed in filling Water, received on board Sixty Eight Casks of Salt provision, the Sheet and a Bower Anchor. 2nd & 4th Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Friday 28th.
Wind Easterly and part employed stowing and filling Butts, set the Rigging up fore and aft. 2nd & 4th Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday the 29th.
Wind Easterly and part employed in stowing and filling Water and stowing the Store Pitch & Tar received two half worn 19 inch Cables. 2nd & 4th Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Sunday [30th].
Wind NE and cloudy, received on board the spare anchor and bent the Bower Cables. 2nd & 4th Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday [31st].
Wind variable and from the Eastward and employed in getting ready for Gravesend. 2nd & 4th Officers on board. J N Whyte [signed]

Tuesday Feby 1st light airs from the NW and Foggy at daylight Mr Chippendale the Pilot came on board and made sail but the wind was not sufficient to stem the tide failed sails, received and filled 30 Butts of Water. Officers on board Capt. Pelly, first, second and fourth. C. Barnard [signed]

[Page 004:]

Ship Wexford at Gravesend

Wednesday February 2nd 1803.
First part light airs from NNW to N with thick foggy weather. At half past 7am slipped the mooring at Blackwall and made Sail, at 9 up Top Gallant Yards. At 12 came to in 26fms ¾ mile above Gravesend & Moored Ship with a Whole Cable on the Best Bower to the Cable. Gravesend Church SE½S & Tilbury Fort E½S & ⅔ on the Small Bower to the flood. PM Fresh breezes & cloudy from the W’d unbent the Sails, down Top Gallant Yards & struck Top Gallant Masts. Officers on board 1st & 4th. Draught of Water fwd 16.0 feet aft 14.06. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday February 3rd.
First part fresh breezes from the N’d with sleet & rain middle moderate latter part a strong breeze from NbW. Employed about the Rigging & clearing the after hold for Hon Coys Cargo. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday Feby 4th 1803.
First part strong breezes from ye N’d with snow. Middle more moderate latter part light airs. Employed in the hold & under the Boatswain. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday Feby 5th 1803.
Moderate breezes Southerly & fair weather. Employed in the hold, received sundry stores. Boatswain & Gang on the rigging. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday Feby 6th 1803.
Fresh breezes & Hard Squalls from the N’d with frequent showers of snow. PM. ranged the Sheet Cable, received on board 50 fms of Billet Wood. Officers on board 1st & 4th. AM Pumped Ship. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday Feby 7th 1803.
Fresh breezes & frequent Hard Squalls. Employed receiving H.C. Cargo & sundry stores. Three Hundred & Ninety Eight Bags of Store Bread. Wind NE’ly. Officers on board 1st & 4th. Draught of Water fwd 16.10, aft 15.8. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday Feby 8th 1803.
First part fresh breezes & squally from the NE middle & latter light airs & variable. Employed receiving H.C. Cargo, sundry stores & Boatswain & Gang about the Rigging. Draught of Water fwd 16.5 aft 15.10 [feet]. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

[Page 005:]

Ship Wexford at Gravesend

Wednesday Feby 9th 1803.
Light airs variable throughout, Employed receiving H.C. Cargo Sundry Stores, Boatswain & Gang about the Rigging. Swayed the main yard higher up, cleared Hawse. At 5am the Snow Friends of Liverpool – Jones Master, bound to Dublin came athwart the Hawse & carried away the Spritsail yards & cleared us. Officers on board 1st & 4th. Draught of Water fwd 16.10, aft 15.10, making 1 inch of water in 24 hours. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday Feby 10th,
Light airs from the East & clear. Set up the fore & fore top mast Rigging. Employed in filling Water the Hold and receiving the Ships Guns. AM Capt. Pelly came on board. Officers on board 2nd & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Friday 11th Feby 1803.
First part this 24 hours light airs and variable the latter a moderate breeze from the East. Set up the Main & Main Top Mast Rigging. Received on board part of the Ships Guns. Officers on board 2nd & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday 12th Feby.
Light airs from the East and frost, received several stores for the Ship. Officers on board 2nd & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Sunday [13th].
Wind Southerly and rain. Pumped & cleaned the Ship. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday [14th].
Moderate breeze from the SW and cloudy. Employed in putting on the whole Cable Service on the Best Bower Cable, scraping the masts etc. At Noon the Bengal Hoy came alongside with Hon Coys Bales, employed in receiving ditto. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

[Page 006:]

Ship Wexford at Gravesend

Tuesday Feby 15th 1803.
Fresh breezes from the West & showery. Employed in receiving the Hon Coys Bales and Private Trade, at Noon discharged the Bengal Hoy. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday Feby 16th 1803.
Strong breezes from the West and cloudy. Employed in receiving Private Trade and stowing in the Hold & the spare Sails and Sundry Stores. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

Thursday Feby 17th 1803.
Fresh breezes from the SW and cloudy. Employed in stowing in the Hold, received on board the dry tarpaulins and 158 bags of Bread. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd employed receiving Hon Coys Lead. JN. Whyte [signed]

Friday Feby 18th 1803.
Fresh breezes from the South and West and rain. The latter part clear. Employed in receiving Cargo from the two Hoys on acct of the Hon Coy, at 4pm cleared the Corramandal [Coromandel] Hoy. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday 19th Feby.
Moderate breeze from the West and cloudy. Employed in receiving Hon Coys Cargo from the two Hoys. At Noon discharged them, received also 55 Casks Beef 33 Suet 59 Water and Sundry Stores on acct of the Ship. Capt. Pelly visited the Ship. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

[Page 007:]

Ship Wexford at Gravesend

Sunday 20th Feby 1803.
Moderate breezes from the West ad clear weather. Cleaned Ship. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday Feby 21st 1803.
Light breezes and clear weather. Received on board our stream Anchor that we left at Blackwall also a 21 inch Cable from the True Briton, received on board Sundry Stores on the Victualing Bill. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.[no signature]

Tuesday Feby 22nd 1803.
Moderate and clear Westerly. Employed in Starting Water on to the Hold and receiving Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy. JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday Feby 23rd 1803.
Light breezes & fair wind from the SW. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo & Sundry Stores. Boatswain & Gang about the Rigging, swayed up Top Gallant Masts & fidded them, set the Rigging up. Run out the Jib Boom. Officers all on board. Draught of Water aft 19.1 fwd 17.4. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday Feby 24th 1803.
First & middle part moderate breezes latter part fresh from the SW. Employed receiving The Hon Coys Cargo & sundry Stores, Boatswain and Gang about the Rigging. Cleared Hawse. Ship making 1 inch of Water in 24 hours. Officers on board 1, 2, 3, & 4th. Pumped Ship. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday Feby 25th 1803.
First part moderate breezes from the SW middle & latter fresh breezes from the WSW. Employed receiving the Spirits for Troops & Sundry Stores & Private Trade. Boatswain & Gang about the Rigging. Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

[Page 008:]

Ship Wexford at Gravesend

Saturday Feby 26th 1803.
First & middle parts fresh breezes & cloudy weather the wind Westerly latter part strong Gales with Rain. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade on acct of Capt. & Officers. Boatswain about the Rigging. Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 1, 2, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday Feby 27th.
First part fresh breezes middle & latter strong Gales from the WNW with hard squalls. AM Washed the Decks & ranged the Sheet Cable. PM Capt. Pelly came on board. Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday Feby 28th 1803.
Strong Gales from the WNW with frequent rain. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo, Private Trade on acct of the Capt. & Officers & sundry Stores. Officers on board. Capt. Pelly visited the Ship, Ship making 3 inches in 24 hours. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday March 1st 1803.
Strong Gales from the WNW with cloudy weather. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo, Private Trade on acct of Capt. & Officers. Came on board 17 Lumpers to assist in preparing Ship for Sea. Draught of Water 20 feet aft & 18.9 feet fwd. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Capt. & Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday March 2nd 1803.
Strong Gale & heavy Squalls from the WNW to WSW. Employed receiving Stores, Private Trade & Hon Coys Cargo, Capt. & Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

[Page 009:]

Ship Wexford at Gravesend

Thursday March 3rd 1803.
First & middle part Strong Gales from the NE with heavy Squalls & rain latterly moderate. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade on acct of Capt. & Officers. Boatswain & Tradesmen as necessary. Captain, 1, 2, & 3rd Officers on board. The 4th Officer gone to Town in search of seamen.

Friday March 4th.
Moderate breezes from the NE with fine weather. Employed receiving Wet Provisions, ship Stores & Water. Tradesmen as necessary. Capt. & 1, 2, & 3rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday March 5th 1803.
Light breezes & variable throughout with fine weather. Employed receiving the remainder of the Guns & getting in the Raft. Capt. & 1, 2, & 3rd Officers on board. Draught of Water fwd 20.1 aft 20.11. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday March 6th 1803.
Light breezes & variable throughout with fine weather. Employed getting in remainder of the Booms & Long Boat and receiving Hon Coys Cargo. Capt. & 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday March 7th 1803.
First part fresh breezes middle & latter Strong Gales & heavy Squalls from the NE Employed stowing the Booms & receiving Ships Stores, Private Trade & Passengers Baggage. Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. Capt. & 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

[Page 010:]

Ship Wexford at Gravesend

Tuesday March 8th 1803.
Hard Gales from the NE with frequent squalls of rain. Employed preparing Ship for Sea. Boatswain Gammoning the Bowsprit & Rigging the Spritsail yards. Tradesmen as necessary. Capt. Pelly & the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday March 9th 1803.
Strong Gales & heavy Squalls from the NE with sleet. At 8am Capt. Manby of HMS African [Africaine] came on board pressed from the Ship 26 seamen. Employed in the Hold & receiving on board Sundry Stores. Capt. Pelly & 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. Ship making 6 inches Water in 24 hours. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday March 10th 1803.
Strong Gales & heavy Squalls for the NE. Employed in the hold & receiving Sundry Stores and the Spritsail Yards. Capt. Pelly & 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday March 11th 1803.
Moderate & light winds on the Ebb. Hard Squalls on the Flood from the NE with frequent showers of sleet. Employed in the Hold & clearing the Orlop Deck. Capt. Pelly & 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. Draught of Water fwd 20.10 aft 21.3. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday March 12th 1803.
Strong breezes for the first part the middle & latter moderate wind NE. Employed fitting the Bowsprit Shroud & in the Hold. Tradesmen as necessary. Capt. Pelly, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

[Page 011:]

Ship Wexford at Gravesend

Sunday March 13th 1803.
Light airs & fine weather throughout. AM Washed the Gun & Upper Decks. Capt. Pelly, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. Received a protection from the Admiralty for 135 men. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday March 14th 1803.
Light breezes southerly with small rain for the first part. Staying the Fore Mast, Fore Top Mast & Setting up the Fore & Fore Top Mast Rigging. At 5am departed this life Duncan Johnston Seaman. 2pm sent him on shore to be interred. Capt. Pelly 1st, 2nd & 4rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday March 15th 1803.
Moderate breezes & variable from the SE with much rain. Stayed ye Main Mast & set up part of the Main Rigging rain preventing finishing. Tradesmen as necessary. Capt. Pelly & 1st, 2nd & 3rd officers on board. Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday March 16th 1803.
Light air & variable throughout with cloudy weather. Employed finishing setting up the Main rigging & set up Main Top Mast, Mizzen & Mizzen Top Mast rigging & bent the Fore Sail & Top Sails. Capt. Pelly, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. Tradesmen as necessary. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday March 17th 1803.
Moderate breezes from the SW with fine weather the first & middle part, latterly light airs. AM Mr John Proctor came on board & took charge of the Ship, cleared hawse for unmooring but when the hands were turned out the people refused to unmoor without being positively promised by Capt. Pelly forty five Shilling per Month. Mr White Second Officer was immediately despatched with a letter to the Committee of Shipping. Received on board 45 Butts & 6 Gang Casks of Water, bent the Jib Fore Stay Sail & Main stay Sail, hoisted the boats in. Draught of Water fwd 21.4, aft 24.3. Capt. Pelly, 1st, 3rd & 4th Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford towards the Downs

Friday March 18th 1803.
Moderate breezes from the SW & cloudy weather the first & middle parts latterly light airs. AM turned the Hands out to unmoor, which the People refused to do without augmentation of Wages to 45 Shilling per Month. Discharged 50 men for the above reason. Capt. Pelly & all Officers on board, bent the Main Middle & Top Gallant Stay Sails C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday March 19th 1803.
Moderate breezes from the SSW with cloudy weather. AM bent the Main Sail. AM Mr Proctor came on board & unmoored the Ship. At 4pm Weighed & Run down on the flood to the Middle of the Hope. Came to with the small Bower in 6 fms. Paid this Officer. Capt. & all Officers on board. Draught of 21 feet 5 inches fwd & 21.3 aft. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday March 20th 1803.
Light airs variable for the first part middle fresh breezes from the East & finished paying the Ship. Employed about the Rigging got the Top Gallant Studding Sail booms on ye yards. Unbent the Larboard mooring junk & bent the best Bower. Capt. & all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday March 21st 1803.
First & latter part light airs variable middle fresh breezes from the East with foggy weather. At 1pm Weighed & worked down the Holy Haven & brought up with the best Bower. Capt. & all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford towards the Downs

Tuesday March 22nd 1803.
Fresh breezes & squally from the East with rain, middle moderate with rain & thick foggy weather. At 1am Weighed & dropped with the tide of ebb to the lower part of Chapman Hole & came to with the best Bower in 5 fms water. Capt. & Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday March 23rd 1803.
Light airs & Calm with fine weather. At 7am shortened in Cable. At 11 Weighed with a light breeze from ye West & ran down to Nore when with a light breeze from the East worked down to Girdle Hole & came to with the best Bower in 9 fms water the Buoy of the Shivering Sands NNW. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday March 24th 1803.
Light airs from the West for the first part middle & latter moderate breezes from the East. At 11am Weighed & made Sail. At 2pm crossed the Flats. At 7pm came to an Anchor in the Downs in 7½ fms water. Foreland SW & Sandown Castle NW. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday March 25th 1803.
Light airs at the South & Calms. At 6am Capt. Clarke came on board when Capt. Pelly resigned the Command of the Ship & Capt. Clarke took charge. Employed setting up the rigging fore & aft, & received Passengers & Passengers baggage on board. At 5pm made the Signal for sailing with a gun. At 10pm a Lieut. From HMS Amelia came on board & took out of the Ship [Pressed] Andrew Love, John James Quartermasters & John Smith Seaman. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday March 26th 1803.
First part light airs from the North at 5am Weighed and made Sail. At 7 abreast of the South Foreland, towards Noon the Wind Easterly. Made all Sail. At Noon the Dungeness Lighthouse North 3 miles. NB. This Log contains 12 hours & ends at Noon.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday March 27th 1803.
C&D West 182. Wind East. At 6pm Beachy Head NWbW 2 miles. At 7 Beachy Head NNE 4 miles. At half past 2 saw the Owers Light bearing West. At half past 3 Beachy Head NNE 4 miles. Daylight Dunnose WbN 3 miles, Standing to send the Pilot on shore. At 10am Dunnose N58W 4 or 5 miles. Light breezes at ye NE with fine weather throughout. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours, C. Barnard [Signs]

[Page 015:]

Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday March 28th 1803.
C&D W½S. 16. Light airs and Calm throughout with fine weather. At 6pm Needle Point S20E, St Catherines Point S½W. St Albans Head WNW. At Noon St Albans Point NWbW Needles Point ENE. Sick List 4. Lat (obs) 50.32N. JN. Whyte [signed]

[Page 016:]

Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday March 29th 1803.
C&D SSW 31. Light airs & Calm throughout with fine weather. Portland Light N65W. Pumped Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 50.15N. C Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday March 30th 1805.
C&D WSW 86. Fist light breezes middle moderate latterly light & foggy. At 6am Start Point NW Dist 8 Leagues. Armourer employed fitting the Hammocks Stantians [stanchions] other Tradesmen as necessary. Boatswain employed making Matts for the rigging, Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 49.16N. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday March 31st 1803.
C&D SW 47. Light airs & foggy throughout, frequent showers of small rain. Boatswain & Tradesmen as yesterday. Ship making 6 inches per 24 hours. Sick List 7. Lat (obs) 49.9N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England to Madras

Friday April 1st 1803.
C&D WbS 35. First & middle part light airs and latterly moderate breeze with thick foggy weather. AM unbent the best Bower Cable & stowed the Anchor. Tradesmen as necessary. Ship makes 4 inches water per 24 hours. Sick List 11. Lat (obs) 4.42N. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday April 2nd 1803.
C&D SWbS 100. First part light breezes variable & fair middle squally latterly fresh breezes squally with rain. Confined in Irons John James & Robert Hall for theft & gambling. In 1st reef Fore and Mizzen Top Sails. In 1st reef Main Top Sail. AM Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. In 2nd reefs. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 12. Pumped Ship. Lat (obs) 49.9N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday April 3rd 1803.
C&D SW 70. First and latter parts Squally & rain, middle fresh breezes and cloudy weather, Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. The weather too unsettled & the Ship too unsteady for Prayers. Water expended this week 987 gall remains Butts 388. Heavy swell. AM Released John James & Robert Hall from confinement with reprimand. Sick List 10. No obs. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday 4th April 1803.
C&D SW 39. Weather Squally with rain. Fluted the Main Sail. Pumped Ship. Ship making 6 inches water in 24 hours. Cloudy. Set up the Fore and Main top Mast Rigging. A heavy Swell. Sick List 9. Lat (obs) 48.14N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday April 5th 1803.
C&D SW 100. Squally. Set up the Mizzen Top Mast Rigging. Pumped Ship. At 8am found the Larboard after Main Top Mast crosstree sprung. Carpenter repairing it as necessary. People employed under the Boatswain working up Junk. Armourer at the Forge. Sick List 12. Ship making 12 inches per 24 hours. Lat (obs) 47.00N. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday April 6th 1803.
C&D West 90. First part fresh breezes & squally middle & latter strong breezes with frequent hard squalls. At 8am confined Wm Webb, Mr Topman & Dennis Dwyer for mutinous behaviour & stealing spirits from the Spirit Room while serving out. Fluted the Mizzen Top Sail. Pumped Ship. AM People employed under the Boatswain scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Ship making 12 inches in 24 hours. A heavy Swell from the SW. Sick List 13. Lat (obs) 46.48N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday April 7th 1803.
C&D SW 60. First part strong breezes middle part hard Gales with heavy Squalls and much rain. Several Strange Sail in sight. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Tradesmen employed as most useful. Close reefed Main & fore Top Sails & handed Main Sail. Hard Gale increasing Sea. Out 3rd reef Main Top Sail & 4th Fore Top Sail. Pumped Ship. Sick List 18. 2 Strange Sail in sight. Lat (obs) 46.26 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday April 8th 1803.
C&D SW 89. Hard Squalls with rain throughout & heavy Sea. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. AM People variously employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Fore Top Sail. pumped Ship. Lat (obs) 44.52N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday April 9th 1803.
C&D SW 134. First part strong breezes & hard Gales with rain. Latterly fine weather & moderate and a steady Swell from the NNW. Set Main Top Gallant Sail. Pumped Ship. Squally. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Tradesmen as most necessary. At Noon carried away the Fore Main Studding Sail & Boom. Lat (obs) 42.53N. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday April 10th 1803.
C&D WSW 28. First part pleasant breezes middle light airs latter part Calm. Got up a Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. At 10am pursuant to the return of a Court of Enquiry punished Mr Webb (S) with two dozen lashes and afterwards with a dozen more at the Gangway released Dennis Dwyer out of Irons. Expenditure of Water 825 Galls. Remaining 382 Butts. Weather too unsettled for Prayers. Sick List 13. Small rain. Lat (obs) 43.31 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday April 11th 1803.
C&D SWbW 108. Pumped Ship. A pleasant breeze and fair weather throughout. AM shifted Main & Mizzen Top Gallant Masts with the long ones. Armourer employed making Traveller. Sick List 12. Passed a Ship Standing to the NNE. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 41.5N. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday April 12th 1803.
C&D SWbW 94. First & middle parts moderate latterly light breezes and cloudy weather. Shifted the Fore Top Gallant Mast with the polemast. Armourer on the Hammock Stanchions, other Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship. Boatswain working up Junk etc. Sick List 11. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 39.41N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday April 13th.
C&D SWbW 40. Light breezes NNE cloudy. Pumped Ship. Light airs to the NE. At 11am saw a Sail standing to the north. At Noon she passed us and showed English Colours. Washed the Gun Deck and mustered the People at Quarters. Sick List 10. Lat (obs) 28.45N. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday April 14th 1803.
C&D SWbS 43. Light breezes & pleasant weather throughout. AM hauled up the Bower & Small. Bower Cables and took the service off them. Strange Sail bearing SW. People employed under the Boatswain working up Junk. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker on the Driver. Pumped Ship. Sick List 11. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. At daylight 2 Sail in the ENE & the NW. A Strange Sail bearing West. Lat (obs) 38.01N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday April 15th 1803.
C&D SW 46. Light airs inclinable to Calm throughout. Payed the Cable down. Sailmaker fitting the Awning. Armourer at the Forge other Tradesmen as most necessary. Boatswain and Gang fluting the Top Mast Rigging & working up Junk. Sick List 13. Pumped Ship. Passed a Sail standing to NE. Ship making 8 inches per 24 hours. Lat (obs) 37.12 N. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday April 16th 1803.
C&D SE 26. First & middle parts light airs inclinable to Calms latterly light breezes. Sailmaker altering the Driver. Tradesmen as most necessary. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Pumped Ship. AM Washed the Gun Deck exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat (obs) 36.44 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday April 17th 1803.
C&D South 62. First part light breezes & pleasant weather middle part cloudy with small rain latterly fine. Ship making 8 inches per 2 hours. AM Brig in the NW standing to the Eastward. Lat (obs) 35.27 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday April 18th 1803.
C&D SWbS 129. First part light breezes middle & latter moderate breezes & cloudy. Tradesmen as necessary. Boatswain fluting the Top Mast Rigging. Sick List 11. Pumped Ship. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Cloudy small rain. Lat (obs) 34.2N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday April 19th 1803.
C&D SWbS 179. First part this 24 hours moderate clear the middle a fresh breeze and cloudy towards Noon the wind decreasing & clear weather. Pumped Ship. Ship making 8 inches per 24 hours. At ½ past two sail ahead (Brigs) At ½ past 10 one showed American Colours. At 11am spoke the other the Minerva from Teneriff [Tenerife] bound to London out 48 hours. Sick List 11. Swayed the Main Yard higher up. Lat (obs) 31.15 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday April 20th 1803.
C&D SWbS 186. First part fresh breezes and pleasant weather middle part Squally, latter more moderate and fine. People employed under the Boatswain, Sailmaker on the old Fore Top Sail. Pumped Ship. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Flying Squalls. Sick List 11. AM Scraped & dried the Gun Deck. Handed the Main Sail. Lat (obs) 28.16 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday April 21st 1803.
C&D SWbS 117. First part pleasant Trade middle and latter light breezes. Boatswain and Gang fluting the Fore Bobstays & Bowsprit Shrouds. Tradesmen as necessary. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. Pumped Ship. Sick List 10. Lat (obs) 26.14 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday April 22nd 1803.
C&D SWbS 102. Light breezes & clear weather in the first & middle parts this 24 hours the latter part cloudy & wind variable from the West. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Carpenter as necessary. Shifted the Fore Top Sail with the old one. Lat (obs) 24.15 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday April 23rd 1803.
C&D SWbS 128. First part fresh breezes from the West and fine middle and latter decreasing. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday, other Tradesmen as useful. Pumped Ship . Sick List 12. Ship making 8 inches per 24 hours. AM Washed the Gun Deck and exercised the Great Guns and Small Arms. Lat (obs) 21.51 North. W Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday April 24th 1803.
C&D SW 59. Light breezes throughout. AM Performed Divine service & mustered the Ship Company. Pumped Ship. Ship making 8 inches in the 24 hours. Water expended of Last Week 1141 Galls. Butts remaining 367. Lat (obe) 20.39N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday April 25th.
C&D SWbW 126. Moderate breezes and clear weather this 24 hours. Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. Pumped Ship. Un-stocked the Bower Anchors. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Sail. Armourer at the Forge, a Gang of hands making rope. All Sail set. Sick List 10. Lat (obs) 18.50 [North]. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday April 26th.
C&D SWbW 162. First part fresh breezes and pleasant weather throughout. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker on the old middle stitching the second best Main Top Sail. Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship. Shifted the Fore Sail and Main Top Sail with the Worst. Sick List 10. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 16.4 N. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday April 27th.
C&D SbW 149. Moderate and fair throughout. Tradesmen as most necessary. Cloudy. Pumped Ship. AM Washed the Gun Deck and exercised the Divisions of Great Guns. Ship making 8 inches per 24 hours. Sick List 10. No obs. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday April 28th.
C&D South 99. Light breezes and clear weather the first part this 24 hours the latter light breezes & cloudy. Pumped Ship. Tradesmen as yesterday. People under the Boatswain. Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 7. Lat (obs) 12.22North C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday April 29th.
C&D S½E 100. Moderate breezes to the Eastward and pleasant weather throughout. People employed under the Boatswain making small Rope and otherwise as necessary. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Fore Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge, Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship. Small rain. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 7. Lat (obs) 10.31 North JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday April 30th 1803.
C&D S½E 110. First & latter parts pleasant weather with a fine breeze middle part light breezes cloudy. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the 2nd Division of Great Guns. Pumped Ship. Boatswain & Gang re-stowing the Starboard Booms. Sailmaker finishing the Main Top Sail other Tradesmen as most necessary Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 7. Lat 8.31 North. C.Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday May 1st 1803.
C&D S½E 101. Moderate breezes and cloudy this 24 hours. AM Performed Divine Service and mustered the Ships Company. Water expended this last week 1446 Galls Butts remaining 357. Lat (obs) 6.40 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday May 2nd.
C&D SbE 95. First and middle parts moderate breezes and pleasant weather, latterly squally & rain. Pumped Ship, People under the Boatswain Sailmaker and Tradesmen as most useful. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 6. Much lightning in the SE & South. Taken aback. At 10am a strange sail in the SW standing to the Southward. Bore up for the Stranger. Lat 4.52 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday May 3rd 1803.
C&D SWbW 126. Light airs & variable with frequent Squalls & much rain. Hove to for a boat of the Stranger. At half past 3 a boat from the Stranger came on board at 5 the boat returned. Made Sail. Taken aback. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck and dried it with Stoves and washed the Beams with hot vinegar. Tradesmen as necessary. The Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 7. No observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday May 4th 1803.
C&D South 18. Light airs and cloudy this 24 hours with thunder & lightning. Light airs to the SE. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 5. No observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday May 5th 1803.
C&D South 22. First & middle parts light airs at the East squally inclinable to Calm. Armourer at the Forge Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Main Top Sail, other Tradesmen as most necessary. Pumped Ship. Squally with rain. Ship making 8 inches in the 24 hours. Sick List 7. Lat (obs) 4.21 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday May 6th 1803.
C&D SbE 31. Lightning, Light airs variable squally & rain throughout. Tradesmen as necessary Sailmaker middle stitching the Fore Top Sail Mast Stay Sail. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck and qired it with Stoves. At 5pm confined Wm Mounsery for insolence to Mr Gillingham the Boatswain and refusing to do his duty. Sick List 9 People. No observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday May 7th 1803.
C&D SbE 70. Variable winds rain & very unsettled weather this 24 hours. Confined George Lea for striking Mr Brown Carpenter. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 9. Pumped Ship. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 2.56 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday May 8th 1803.
C&D SSE 48. First & latter parts Squally and much rain, middle fine. Pumped Ship. The weather too unsettled to perform Divine Service. Expenditure of Water in the last week 1409 Galls, remaining 346 Butts. Squally & rain. No observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday May 9th 1803.
C&D ESE 80. Variable with thunder. AM Set up the Main & Fore Top Mast and Top Gallant Rigging. Carpenter as necessary. Armourer at the Forge. Pumped Ship. Squally & rain. Sick List 9. Lat (obs) 1.44 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday May 10th 1803.
C&D SW 100. This 24 hour light breezes and clear weather. Set the Mizzen & Top Mast Rigging up. Cloudy. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain making a Flying Jib Boom. Armourer at the Forge. Sick Report 9. Lat 0.32 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday May 11th 1803.
C&D SW 96. Pleasant Trade and fine weather throughout. Carpenter employed making a Flying Jib Boom. Sailmaker middle stitching best Main Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. People variously employed under the Boatswain. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Ship making 8 inches per 24 hours. Sick Report 9. Lat (obs) 00.58 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday May 12th 1803.
C&D SSW 84. First & latter parts pleasant trade and fine, middle squally and rain. At 11am Carried away the Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. pumped Ship. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 8. Carpenters employed as yesterday. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Fore Top Sail. AM Shifted the old Main Top Sail (being split) with the 2nd best. Set up the fore Top Gallant Rigging. Got the Lee Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom down and up to Windward. Lat (obs) 2.32 South. C. Barnard [signed] [Page 061:]

Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday May 13th 1803.
C&D SSW 112. Moderate breezes and clear weather. A Swell from the SE. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain. Carpenter making a Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. Cloudy with rain. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker as yesterday. Set up the Fore top Mast Rigging. Sick Report 7. Lat (obs) 4.1 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday May 14th 1803.
C&D SSW 147. Fresh breezes and pleasant weather for the first & latter parts middle squally. Sailmaker as yesterday. Armourer at the Forge. Carpenter finished the Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. Squally. AM Washed & fumigated the Gun Deck. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 5. Lat (obs) 6.33 South C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday May 15th 1803.
C&D SW 142. Strong Trade and squally throughout . Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. At 1pm punished George Lee with 1 dozen Lashes at the Gun. Agreeable to the Court of Enquiry. Pumped Ship. Weeks expenditure of Water 1278 Galls. Butts remaining 338. Sick List 6 people. Lat (obs) 8.28 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras.

Monday May 16th 1803.
C&D SSW 110. Moderate & clear. Took in the lower Stays & bobstays. Sailmaker finished the 2nd best fore Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Pumped Ship. Squally. Carpenters as useful. Sick Report 9. Lat (obs) 10.00 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday May 17th 1803.
C&D South 93. First & latter parts moderate breezes SE and fine weather, middle part Squall and rain. AM Surveyed the old Main Top Sail & condemned it. People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker and other Tradesmen as most useful. Pumped Ship. Squally & rain . Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 8 people. Lat (obs) 11.40 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday May 18th 1803.
C&D South 87. First & middle parts light Trades latter squally & rain. Tradesmen as most useful. Un-stowed the Larboard booms & Blacked them. Pumped Ship. AM Washed the Gun Deck. On opening a Sack of Raisins proved half Sand. Sailmaker making a Gaff Top Sail. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 8. Lat 13.24 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday May 19th 1803.
C&D South 83. Moderate breezes & unsettled weather this 24 hours. Released out of Irons Wm Mounsey (S) People employed in Tarring the Booms and shifting Lead forward to trim the Ship. Sailmaker as yesterday. Armourer at the Forge. Pumped Ship. Sick Report 8. Lat (obe) 14.28 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday May 20th 1803.
C&D South 134. First & latter parts fine breezes and clear weather middle Squally. Sailmaker middle stitching 2nd best Fore Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge other Tradesmen as useful. Pumped Ship. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 7. Lat (obs) 17.9 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday May 21st 1803.
C&D South 122. Trade & fine & fine weather. Tradesmen as necessary. Sailmaker middle stitching Fore Top Sail. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 7. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 19.18 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday May 22nd 1803.
C&D South 68. The first part this 24 hours pleasant Trades and clear weather the latter part wind variable Squally and rain. Pumped Ship. Sick Report 7. Expenditure of Water for week 1503 Galls. Butts remaining 325. Heavy rain. AM Performed Divine Service. Lat (obs) 20.19 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday 23rd 1803.
C&D SW 104. Moderate breezes and cloudy weather throughout. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Fore Sail. Pumped Ship. Armourer at the Forge other Tradesmen as most useful. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Tacked. AM Set up the Mizzen & Top Mast Rigging. Squally. Ship making the same water as for some days past. Sick People 6. Lat (obs) 30.47 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday May 24th 1803.
C&D SW 93. Moderate breezes and cloudy weather with Flying Squalls. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sailmaker finishing the Fore Sail. pumped Ship. People under the Boatswain. Sick Report 6. Lat (ob) 21.44 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday May 25th 1803.
C&D SWbS 95. Moderate breezes this 24 hours and variable weather. Tacked Ship. Found the aftermost Main Crosstree sprung on the Larboard side. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker middle stitching the Mizzen. Sick Report 7. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Squally rain. Lat (obs) 21.37 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday May 26th 1803.
C&D SW 66. Light breezes and fine weather throughout, cloudy. People under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Sailmaker middle stitching the Mizzen. Sick List 10 People. Lat (obs) 22.27 South. C. Barnard [signed].

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday May 27th 1803.
C&D SW 55. Light airs and variable with fine weather. Bent the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail, shifted the Driver with the Mizzen. Employed under the Boatswain securing the Bowsprit with a inner gammoning. Pumped Ship. Sailmaker middle stitching the Mizzen Stay Sail. Tradesmen as necessary. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 10. Lat (obs) 22.56 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday May 28th 1803.
C&D SSE 15. Light airs & Calms with clear weather this 24 hours. Pumped the Ship. Sailmaker altering the Driver. Sick List 10. Light airs at the NE. Employed setting the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Carried away the Foremost Larboard Fore Chain Plate. Lat (obs) 23.10 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday May 29th 1803.
C&D SE 89. Light Breezes northerly & cloudy weather throughout. Strange Sail in sight bearing Easterly & hauled up as per Log. Pumped Ship, small rain. AM shifted the Fore Top Sail with the best. Frequent lightning squally. Sick Report 10 people. Expenditure of Water for week 1220 Galls Butts remaining 315. AM Performed Divine service. Lat (obs) 24.23 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday May 30th 1803.
C&D SE 159. Light airs & fresh breezes, cloudy with squalls & rain. Pumped Ship. Lightning at the Southward. People variously employed under the Boatswain as necessary. Sick Report 10. Lat (obs) 26.00 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday May 31st 1803.
C&D SEbE 137. First part fresh breezes. At midnight blowing strong & squally the latter part moderate & clear. Small rain. Pumped Ship, a heavy confused Sea. Sick Report 11. Bent the Main stay Sail. Lat (obs) 26.45 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday June 1st 1803.
C&D SEbE 117. Fresh breezes & squally weather throughout. Set the Main Stay Sail. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Tradesmen as most useful. The Ship making the same water as for days past. Set the Jib. Lat (obs) 27.01 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday June 2nd 1803.
C&D ESE 71. First part a pleasant breeze SbW with clear weather middle squally with rain latterly moderate. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain as most useful. Sick lIst 10. Hard squalls & rain. Lat (obs) 27.15 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday June 3rd 1803.
C&D SEbW ----. First & middle parts strong breezes SEbS swell from the South. Squally variable. Brought the Main Sail fresh to the Yard. Hard squalls carried away the Fore and Main Top Mast & split the Fore & Main Sail. Employed clearing the wreck[age] and getting Main Top Sail Yard onto the Top. Sick List 10. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 27.35 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday June 4th 1803.
C&D South 23. Fresh breezes throughout & cloudy weather. Employed fidding the Fore & Main Top Masts & bent the Main Top Sail. Sick List 10. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 28.00 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday June 5th 1803.
C&D SbE 45. Moderate breezes and fine weather. AM fidded the Fore Top Mast, crossed the Fore Top Yard and bent the Main sail. AM Bent the Fore Top Main Sail. Jib. And Fore Top Main Stay Sail. Shifted the Mizzen Top Gallant Mast with the short one Headed one, & fidded the Fore Top Galant Mast. Quarter Master fitting a New Gang of Main Top Gallant Shrouds the former being broken. Ship making 10 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 10. Mustered the necessary duties. on hand prevents the performance of Divine Service. Set the Fore Top Sail clear. Lat (obs) 28.47 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday June 5th 1803.
Moderate breezes and fine weather throughout. AM Crossed the Top Gallant Yards and set the Sails. Pumped Ship. AM Stowed the Larboard Booms. Sick List 10. AM Bent middle Stay Sail otherwise employed clearing Decks drying Sails & as most necessary. Lat (obs) 30.16 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday June 7th 1803.
C&D ESE 173. Fresh breeze NNE & fine weather throughout. Set up the Main Top Gallant Rigging. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge other tradesmen as most useful. People employed under the Boatswain. Sick List 9. Lat (obs) 31.31 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday June 8th 1803.
C&D ESE 184. First & latter parts fresh breezes NEbN and fair middle Squally & cloudy weather. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday other Tradesmen as most useful. Sick List 8. Lat (obe) 32.46 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday 9th June 1803.
C&D East 206. Moderate breezes & showers. The wind from N to NW. Tradesmen & People as yesterday. Sick List 7. Squally & rain. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday June 10th 1803.
C&D ESE 131. First & latter parts fresh breezes and cloudy weather. Squalls & rain . Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge other Tradesmen as most useful. People employed under the Boatswain making Robins [robbens/robands/rope-bands]. Sick List 9. The Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Small rain. Lat (obs) 33.44 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday June 11th 1803.
C&D ESE 178. Fresh breezes and frequent squalls throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck & set the Main & Mizzen Top Mast Rigging up & exercised the Great Guns. Pumped Ship. Tradesmen as yesterday . Sick List 9. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 34.14 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday 12th June 1803.
C&D SEbE 199. First part moderate, the middle Gales & unsettled weather. At Noon moderate & clear. The weather too unsettled for Divine Service. Furled the Mizzen Top Sail. Confined in Irons Martin Bell and James Melin (S) for drunkenness and Riotous behaviour. Squally Drizzling rain. Confined James Cottle in Irons for drunkenness. Sick List 10. Heavy confused Sea. Hard squalls. Expenditure of Water 1945 Galls Butts remaining 300. Lat (obs) 35.20 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday June 13th 1803.
C&D SEbE 74. First & latter parts moderate breezes middle light airs and Calm. Cloudy & rain throughout. Pumped Ship. Tradesmen as most useful. Sick List 11. Light airs & Calm. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday 14th June 1803.
C&D SEbE 194. First & middle parts fresh breezes Squally & rain, latter moderate & hazy. Tradesmen as most necessary. People under the Boatswain. Pumped Ship. PM Punished James Melan with 2½ doz. lashes & Martin Bell with 2 doz. pursuant to sentence. Richard Joseph [James, not Richard Joseph] Cottle promise of good behaviour & making a public apology to Mr Gillingham Boatswain. Sick List 9. Lat (obs) 36.52 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday 15th June 1803.
C&D East 207. The first part fresh breezes and clear, the latter part fresh breezes and rain. Confined in Irons John James Quartermaster on suspicion of Theft. Fresh breezes & constant rain. Sick Report 9. No Observations. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday June 16th 1803.
C&D ESE 147.First & middle parts fresh breezes and hard rain latterly fine. Pumped Ship. Sailmaker as yesterday. Armourer and other Tradesmen as most useful. People employed under the Boatswain. Squally. Ship making 8 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 8. Cleaned & dried the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 37.21 South.

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Friday June 17th 1803.
C&D ESE 192. First part fresh breezes and heavy Fog. Middle squally moderate & fair. PM Punished John James Quartermaster with two dozen lashes on is posterior broke from his station pursuant to the Sentence of the Court of Enquiry. Sick List 8. Lat 37.28 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday June 18th 1803.
C&D ESE 173. First part moderate breezes & latter fresh breezes & cloudy Carpenter, Armourer & Sailmaker as yesterday. Pumped Ship. Sick Report 8. Carried away the Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom and crane Iron of the lower Studding Sail Boom. Scraped & fumigated the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 37.50 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday June 19th 1803.
C&D ESE 164. First part fresh breezes squally and rain. Middle & latter parts fine. AM Stowed the Fore Yard & swayed it higher up. Divine Service not performed the weather not permitting. Expenditure of Water 1012 Galls butts remaining 292. Sick List 7. Lat (obs) 37.33 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday June 20th 1803.
C&D East 87. First part moderate the middle & latter light breezes SW and fair. A swell from the SE, shifted the Fore & Main Top Sails with the 2nd best. Tradesmen as necessary. Pumped Ship. Sailmaker and Quartermaster on the 2nd best Main Sail. Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 6. Variation for Azimuth 27.45 W. Lat (obs) 36.55 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday June 21st 1803.
C&D South 85. Light breezes ESE & clear weather wind variable. People employed under the Boatswain Carpenter Armourer & Sailmaker as yesterday, Sick List 6. Cloudy, light airs from the North. Clear out all reefs – a heavy swell from the East. Lat (obs) 37.33 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday June 22nd 1803.
C&D SEbE 60. First part light breezes Light breezes Middle calm latterly pleasant breezes & fine. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain, Tradesmen as necessary. AM scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Sick List 5. Light breezes at NE. Lat (obs) 37.44 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday June 23rd 1803.
C&D SEbE 154. First & latter parts moderate breezes NE middle & latter fair throughout. Strong Rippling & a heavy Swell from SW. Sailmaker & Quartermaster on the Main Sail. Tradesmen as necessary People under the Boatswain . Sick List 3. Lat 38.32 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday June 24th 1803.
C&D SEbE 199. The first part moderate and clear the middle squally the latter part fine weather. with smooth Water. Pumped Ship. People employed as per day past. Sick List 4. Lightning at SW. Lat (obs) 38.39 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday June 25th 1803.
C&D SEbE 160. First & middle parts fresh breezes and Squally with hail latterly fresh Gales with hard squalls at times. Tradesmen as useful. AM Confined Peter Wall Quartermaster for drunkenness. Sick List 3. Down Mizzen Top Gallant Yard. Hard squalls & rain. Lat (obs) 38.49 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday June 26th 1803.
C&D SEbE 189. String Gales and hard squalls throughout. With heavy Swell at the West during the night lightning. Pumped Ship. Set & handed the Mizzen Top Sail. Could not perform divine Service the weather not permitting. Expenditure of Water 1143 Galls. Butts remaining 284. Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 4. Lat (obs) 38.40 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday June 27th 1803.
2C&D SEbE 187. The 24 hours strong breezes SWbS & heavy Sea. Down Top Gallant Yards & Mizzen Gaff. At 6am Split Main Top Sail in letting out a Reef and Shifted it with the best & 2 Reefs and set it. Got the Fore & Main Top Gallant Yards down. Set the Sails with 2 Reefs to the Top Sail. Sick List 6. Lat (obs) 38.8 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday June 28th 1803.
C&D SEbE 135. First & middle parts fresh breeze West, & clear latterly squally with rain at times. Tradesmen as most useful. Sick List 6. Pumped Ship. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Noon 2nd reefs to Fore & Main Top Sails. Lat (obs) 38.38 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday June 29th 1803.
C&D ESE 202. First part strong breezes NbE middle hard Gales with rain latterly moderate & fair. Employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary. Sailmaker and gang on the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Ship making 6 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 6. Out 2nd Reefs & made Sail. Carried away the Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. Lat (obs) 38.30 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday June 30th 1803.
C&D SSW 180. First part moderate breezes WSW and clear. Middle cloudy with squalls and small rain latterly fresh breezes. People employed under the Boatswain . Pumped Ship. Tradesmen as useful. Sick List 5. Lat (obs) 37.31 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday July 1st 1803.
C&D ESE 190. First part fresh breezes at SW and cloudy weather. Middle hard squalls latterly more moderate with clouds. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker as yesterday other Tradesmen as most useful. Pumped Ship. Hard squalls Sick List 4. Lat (obs) 36.50 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday July 2nd 1803.
C&D East 90. First part moderate breezes South middle & latter parts light breezes & cloudy weather the Swell from the South. Shifted the Main Top Sail with the 2nd best and set it single reefed. & set up the Main & Main Top Mast Rigging. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Tradesmen as necessary, Sailmaker finishing the Driver . Sick List 4. Lat (obs) 35.52 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday July 3rd 1803.
C&D East 16. First & latter parts light airs & cloudy weather middle cloudy & Calm. The weather too unsettled to perform Divine Service. Sick List 5. Expenditure of Water 1072 Galls, Butts remaining 278. Confined in Irons James Mitchel for striking Mr Broadhurst [Brodhurst]. Shifted the Main Top Sail with the 2nd best. Out Jolly Boat to try Current, hoisted the Yawl on the Booms. Light airs from the South. Lightning in the South. No observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday July 4th 1803.
C&D East 9. Light airs & Calm throughout this 24 hours. AM Bent the Driver and unbent the Main Stay Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Top Gallant Sail, other Tradesmen as useful. Calm. Sick List 7. No observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday July 5th 1803.
C&D ESE 43. First & middle parts light airs inclining to Calm latterly light breezes & Cloudy weather throughout. A Swell from the SW. Pumped Ship. Shifted the Fore Top Gallant Sails with the worst. People employed under the Boatswain other Tradesmen as most useful. Sick List 5. Lat (obs) 35.59 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday July 6th 1803.
C&D NNE 164. First part light breezes NNE & cloudy middle & latter parts squally throughout. People employed under the Boatswain other Tradesmen as yesterday. Moderate with swell at ye SW. AM scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 35.24 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday July 7th 1803.
C&D East 206. First & middle parts fresh breezes North & cloudy weather latterly squally & rain. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker as yesterday. Carpenter making a Fore Top Mast Studding Sail Boom. Pumped Ship. Carried away the Fore Top Mast Studding Sail outer Boom Trow. Sick List 6. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday July 8th 1803.
C&D SSE 123. First part moderate & cloudy middle light breezes latterly fresh breezes & fair weather. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Sail other Tradesmen as most useful. Sick List 7. Wore Ship. Small rain. Lat (obs) 33.33 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England toward Madras

Saturday July 9th 1803.
C&D East 194. The first part moderate breezes & clear weather. Wind from the NW the latter fresh breezes and clear. Pumped Ship. Tradesmen and People employed as yesterday. Azimuth 22.7W. Sick List 8. Scraped the Gun Deck. Squally & rain. Out 1st Reef of the Top Sails. Lat (obs) 32.30 South. C. Barnard [signed]

[This is first reference to observations for Longitude]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday July 10th 1803.
C&D EbN 202. Fresh breezes WSW & cloudy throughout this 24 hours. Armourer at the Forge. Squally. Sick Report 7. Lat (obs) 30.36 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Monday July 11th 1803.
C&D ENE 157. First & middle parts fresh breezes SbE and squally latterly light breezes and cloudy weather. Noon small rain. Pumped Ship. Sailmaker on the old Fore Sail, other Tradesmen as necessary. Squally with rain. Lat (obs) 28.26 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday July 12th 1803.
C&D NE 76. Light breezes and clear weather. Confined Wm Gibbons, joiner for drunkenness. Tradesmen and People employed as yesterday. Sick Report 3. Observation mean 14.34 West. Lat (obs) 27.14 South. Long ---- JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday July 13th 1803.
C&D NEbN 100. First & middle parts moderate & clear latterly squally & much rain. AM Got out the long poled Top Gallant Masts to scrape. Pumped Ship. Tradesmen as most useful. Washed the Gun Deck & Exercised the Guns. Variable squally with rain. No Observation. Lat – Long ----. [not signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Thursday July 14th 1803.
C&D North 76. First and middle parts light airs & continual rain latter part pleasant breezes & rain. People employed under the Boatswain. Caulkers on the Quarters & Sailmaker as necessary. Sick List 4. Released out of Irons Wm Gibbons joiner. Lat (obs) 24.34S. Long ---. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday 15th July 1803.
C&D NNE 94. Light breezes SSE & clear weather. Confined in Irons Josiah Norman for theft. Pumped Ship. AM Shifted the Main Top Gallant Mast with the Pole one & the Fore Sail with the old one. Armourer at the Forge. Carpenter & crew as for days past. Lat (obs) 22.50 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday July 16th 1803.
C&D NNE 157. First part moderate breezes SEbS and cloudy with squalls middle cloudy with small rain latter fresh breezes with frequent Squalls. Shifted the fore Top Gallant Mast with the long Pole one. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker making a Mizzen Royal. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Shifted the Mizzen Top Gallant Mast with the long Pole one. Lat (obs) 20.4 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday July 17th 1803.
C&D NbE 184. First & middle parts strong breezes SEbE & squalls, latter fresh & cloudy. AM Performed Divine Service. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 2. Expenditure of Water 1162 Galls, Butts remaining 261. Noon mustered the Ships Company. Made Sail. Lat (obs) 16.44 South Long ----. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday July 18th 1803.
C&D NNE 192. Fresh breezes SEbE & cloudy weather this 24 hours. Pumped Ship. Carpenter employed as for days past. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Top Sail people scraping the Quarters. Squally. Sick Report 2. Fair moderate & clear. Lat 13.22 South Long ---- JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday 19th July 1803.
C&D NNE 162. First & middle parts fresh breezes SE & clear latterly light airs. AM got out the Flying Jib Boom. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Gunner painting the Stern. Tradesmen as most useful. People employed variously under the Boatswain & scraping the Starboard Side, Sick Report 4. Out all Reefs. Cloudy. Lat (obs) 10.48 South Long ----. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Wednesday July 20th 1803.
C&D NNE 109. Moderate Trade & clear weather throughout. People employed under the Boatswain. blacking the Rigging otherwise as most useful. Gunner painting the Stern. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Top Sail & making a mizzen Royal. AM Washed the Gun Deck and dried it with fires. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 8.49 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday July 21st 1803.
C&D NbE 58. Light breezes SEbE & clear weather throughout all Sail set. Pumped Ship. People and Tradesmen employed as yesterday. Sick Report 4. Hoisted the Yawl out to black the Starboard Bends. Light airs. Lat (obs) 7.12 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday July 22nd 1803.
C&D N½E 93. Light breezes SSE and fine weather throughout. Got in the Yawl. Gunner painting the Ship. Armourer at the Forge, Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Top Sail. Sick Report 3 people. Out Yawl to black the Starboard Bends. Lat 6.15 South JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday July 23rd 1803.
C&D N½E 77. Light breezes latterly variable & fine weather throughout. Gunner painting the Masts & Sides. Tradesmen as yesterday. In Yawl. AM Scraped the Gun Deck. Sick List 3. Lat (obs) 4.50 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday July 24th 1803.
C&D N½E 35. Light airs from the South and clear fine weather throughout. Pumped Ship. Performed Divine Service. Sick List 2. Lat 2.56 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday July 25th 1803.
C&D N½E 81, First part light airs and clear middle & latter Squally with rain at times. Gunner employed painting the Quarter Deck. Small rain . Tradesmen employed as most useful. Sick Report 2 people. Lat (obs) 2.21 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Tuesday 26th July 1803.
C&D NbE 78. Light breezes EbS & frequent showers of rain. Employed painting – rousing the best & small Bower Cables & coiling them in their berths on the Orlop. Clear. Sailmaker on the Forecastle Cloths. Tradesmen as necessary. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 2. Lat (obs) 0.53 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

[Crossed the Equator]

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Wednesday July 27th 1803.
C&D NbE 73. Light breezes variable & clear weather throughout. People & Tradesmen as for days past. Pumped Ship. Sick Report 2. Lat (obs) 0.27 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday 28th July 1803.
C&D NbE 24. Light airs at southward and Calm with clear weather throughout. Out Jolly Boat. In Boat. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck Guns. AM stocked the Small bower Anchor. People employed finishing the Service of the Cable. Cloudy, hazy & Calm. Sailmaker on the Top Cloths. Sick Report 4. Armourer at the Forge as necessary. Lat (obs) 1.01 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Friday July 29th 1803.
C&D NNE 23. First part calm middle & latter light airs & fine weather. Calm. Employed stocking the best Bower & Stream Anchors. Sailmaker finishing the Top Cloths. Tradesmen as necessary. Gunner painting. Sick List 4. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Light airs. Lat (obs) 1.35 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Saturday 30th July 1803.
C&D NNE 87. First & middle light breezes SW latter moderate airs. Pumped Ship. Tradesmen as necessary. Sick List 4. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. AM Exercised the Great Guns & small arms & sealed them. Lat (obs) 2.55 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from England towards Madras

Sunday 31st July 1803.
C&D NNE 132. Fresh breezes WbS & fine weather throughout. At 2pm saw a strange Sail bearing NW. Hove too, the Stranger proved to be the H.C. Ship Calcutta from England for Madras. Hove too. Made Sail. Calcutta bearing East. At 7am secured the Guns. Squally & rain. Got forward the Quarter Deck Guns & trimmed the Ship. Lat (obs) 5.3 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday August 1st 1803.
C&D NNE 105. Fair. Winds WbS. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. At 6pm the Calcutta made the signal for seeing the Land at the same time thought we saw Elephant House bearing WbN½N distance about 8 Leagues. At 7am Departed this life Mr John Russell, Cadet. AM Bent the Sheet best & small Bower Cables. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Top Mast Stay Sail. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. Saw a Strange Sail in the SE standing to NW. Calcutta NNE. Lat (obs) 7.23 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday August 2nd 1803.
C&D NW 119. Moderate breezes SSE and clear throughout. People employed under the Boatswain Tradesmen as for days past. Light airs. Sick Report 4. At 8am Committed the body of the deceased to the Deep with the usual ceremony. Calcutta NNE. Cloudy with fresh breezes in first part. At 6am saw the Land the extremes at SWbW to WSW dist. 9 or 10 Leagues. Lat (obs) 8.6 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday August 3rd 1803.
C&D NNW 184. Strong breezes WbS clear weather. Calcutta SEbE. Tradesmen and people as yesterday. Pumped Ship. Sick Report 4. In Top Gallant Sails & Fire Top Main Studding Sail. At daylight the Calcutta not in sight from the Mast Head. Lat (obs) 10.46 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday August 4th 1803.
C&D NNW 184. Fist part fresh breezes WSW middle & latter light breezes & fine weather. At 10am saw the Land at NNW to WSW sounded in 21 fms. At 12 the Pondicherry Hills NW 4 Leagues grounded 23 to 28 fms. At 6am Madras Hills at SWbW to NW. St Thomas Mount NWbN, Madras Flag Staff NNW, shipping in the roads. NNW dist off shore 2 Leagues. At 9.30am came too with the Best Bower in Madras Roads in 9 fms wore away a whole Cable. The Lighthouse bearing WbS, St Thomas Mount SWbW dist. off shore 4 miles saluted the Fort with 9 Guns. Found lying there HM Ships Trident, Centurion, Lancaster, Victor & HC Ships Windham, Walpole & several Country Ships. At 11 Sailed for Bengal the Windham, Capt. Clarke left the Ship with Mr Prince the Purser. Sunset down Top Gallant Yards. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at Midnight to commence Harbour Log. C. Barnard [signs]

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

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Ship Wexford in Madras Roads

Friday August 5th 1803.
Strong land breezes throughout with fine weather. Employed sending the Passengers Baggage on Shore & preparing Ship to discharge Hon Coys Cargo. At 8pm a Lieut. from HMS Trident came on board & took out of the Ship 46 Seamen. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday August 6th.
First & middle part fresh land breezes latterly Squally from the South. Employed under the Boatswain clearing the Ship. At 11am an Officer from HMS Trident came on board & returned 20 of the pressed seamen. At 8 received on board 40 Lascars to assist in discharging the Ship. At 8am Weighed & run farther in. At 9 came too with the Best Bower in 7½ fms. Wore away a whole Cable Service. The Light House bearing WbS. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday August 7th 1803.
Moderate breezes from the West for the first & middle parts latterly light breezes from the North. At 4pm hove in to a third of a Cable & parted the Best Bower. Let go the Stream & wore away a whole Cable, brought the Ship up in 9½ fms. The Light ouse bearing West 1, 2 & 3rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday August 8th.
First & latter parts light airs from the West middle at ye North. Employed delivering Hon Coys & Private Trade. At 4pm Hove up the Stream Anchor & dropped farther in. At 5 Brought up with the Best Bower in 7½ fms, wore away to Half Cable. The Light House bearing W½S. Church WbS½S. The extremes of the Land to the South – SWbS dist off Shore 2½ miles. During the night sailed HMS Trident, Centurion, Lancaster & Victor . Officers on board 1, 2 & 3rd . C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday August 9th.
Moderate sea and fresh Land breezes. AM Moored Ship. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade, received on board our Bower anchor that we had parted from. At ½ past 11 the wind coming strong off the Land parted the Best Bower Cable without the Hawse and in swaying to the stern got foul on the American Ship Voltair & carries away her Jib boom. Officers on board 2, 3 & 6th JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford in Madras Roads

Wednesday August 10th.
Wind and weather as yesterday. Employed in bending the Inner bower Cable to the Anchor we received yesterday. At 10am Moored Ship the remainder of the day employed in delivering Hon Coys Cargo and Private Trade. Officers on board 2, 3 & 6th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Thursday August 11th.
Wind & weather as for days past, got the Fore Yard down to repair the Boom Iron & struck the Main Top Gallant Mast to overhaul the Rigging. Employed in delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. Officers on board 2, 3 & 6th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Friday August 12th.
Employed delivering Cargo as yesterday, moderate Land & Sea breezes also in sending empty Water Butts on Shore & a gang of hands under the Boatswain. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN, Whyte [signed]

Saturday August 13th.
Moderate Land & Sea breezes, people employed as yesterday. Confined Charles Webb Seaman. Swayed the Main Top Gallant Mast up. Pumped Ship. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Sunday August 14th.
Moderate Land Sea breezes with Showers. Washed the Gun Deck. Employed in hoisting up the Cargo into the Orlop Deck . Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday August 15th.
Ditto ditto. Arrived a Spanish Frigate from Ca[diz], employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. Officers on board 2nd & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Tuesday August 16th.
Moderate Land & Sea breezes & squally with Showers of rain. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 2nd & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford in Madras Roads

Wednesday August 17th 1803.
Moderate Land & Sea breezes & fine weather. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo. Run from the Ship Wm, Mounsey. Tradesmen as necessary Officers on board 2nd & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Thursday August 18th.
Moderate land winds throughout & fine weather. Employed as per days past. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday August 19th.
Moderate Land & Sea breezes with showers of rain. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 1st & 2nd. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday August 10th.
Moderate Land & Sea breezes with showers of rain. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo. AM swayed the Fore Yard up & bent Fore Top Sail. Received on board 2 Tindels & 18 Lascars as seamen. Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday August 21st.
Moderate Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo. Tradesmen as necessary. Run from the Ship Charles Webb, Robert Middlemast & John Tiffin, Seamen. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. Pumped Ship. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday August 22nd.
Light Land & Sea breezes. Employed delivering Military Stores. PM unmoored Ship & made a Signal for sailing. Employed clearing Ship for Sea. Officers on board 1st & 2nd. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday August 23rd.
Land & Sea breezes during the night Squally, at daylight made the Signal for sailing. Employed clearing the Ship for Sea. Tradesmen as useful. Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday August 24th.
Land breezes for the most part. At daylight made the Signal for Sailing with a Gun. At 8am Capt. Clarke came on board. At 9 Weighed from Madras Roads & made Sail with the Land wind. Sadras Hills at SW to W½S. Madras Flagstaff NWbW. Ship making 4½ inches in 24 hours. C&D SSE 5. Lat (obs) 12.59 North. NB This log contains only 12 hours to commence Sea Log. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday August 25th 1803.
C&D SE 103. First & latter parts light airs and variable, middle fresh breezes. Madras Hills bearing WNW. Tradesmen as necessary. Ship making 4½ inches in 24 hours. Sick List 8. Washed the Gun Deck. Tacked. Lat (obs) 12.23 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday 26th August 1803.
C&D ESE 89. First part light breezes West and clear, the latter part moderate breezes. Pumped Ship People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary. Sick List 7. Lat (obs) 11.35 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday 27th August 1803.
C&D SE 86. Light breezes SWbS and fine weather throughout. People employed as most useful. Armourer at the Forge. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Guns. Sick Report 7 people. Light airs. Lat (obs) 11.19 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday 28th August 1803.
C&D ESE 138. Pleasant breezes SbE & fine weather throughout. Ship making 4½ inches in 24 hours. AM Performed Divine Service. Sick List 7 people. Lat (obs) 10.42 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday 29th August 1803.
C&D SE 159. Moderate and clear SSW in the first part from 8pm to 12pm squally the latter part moderate breezes & clear. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary. Caulker caulking the Lazaretto. Sick Report 8 people. A Sail in sight bearing SEbE. Lat (obs) 8.52 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday 30th August 1803.
C&D SEbE 136. Pleasant breezes SW and fine weather throughout. People employed under the Boatswain. Armourer at the Forge. Caulkers as yesterday other Tradesmen as most necessary. Sick Report 4 People. Lat (obs) 7.24 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday August 31st 1803.
C&D East 99. First part pleasant breezes WSW latterly light breezes & cloudy. Tradesmen as necessary. Caulker on the Lazaretto. Sailmaker Middle Stitching the Main Top Sail. AM Saw the Land bearing NEbE to EbN. dist 8 or 9 Leagues. Sick Report 5 People. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. At Noon the extremes of the Land ENE to EbS¾S. AM Set the Fore Top Mast Rigging up, found both the Fore Cross Trees sprung. Lat (obs) 7.11 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday September 1st 1803.
C&D SE 144. Squally unsettle weather this 24 hours. At 8 passed the SW point of the Great Nicobar. At 6am the Southernmost extremes of Nicobar EbS. Northernmost NbW. At ½ past 6pm the South end of Nicobar NE. At 7pm ditto NEbN Small rain . At ½ past 7 ditto NNE dist from Shore 4 Leagues. Sick Report 7. Variable & cloudy. Shorted & made Sail occasionally.

At a Consultation held by the Commander, Sworn Officers & Thos. Chase Esq’r, Senr Merchant on the Madras Establishment & the Capt. represented the particulars mentioned in yesterday’s Log which Mr Barnard, Chief Officer now confirmed (having been up to inspect the defects of the Top); moreover that his instructions from the Madras Government were such as to preclude our availing ourselves the Neighbourhood of Poulo [Pulo] Penang in order to do the needful, owing to the lateness of the Season, unless on mature deliberation the present Commissioner should deem it hazardous to proceed in our present state: The Committee having duly considered every attendant encumbrance “Resolved Unanimously”.

That it would be expedient to put into Pulo Penang using all the dispatch hence possible not only for the procuration of Timber adapted to make a new Cross Trees and a Trestle Tree but where we may safely cast our rigging & so as to secure the Top Down and render the Mast efficient in the event of meeting severe Squalls when in the more intricate part of the [Malacca] Strait Navigation, or of blowing weather in the China Sea and as further affording us the opportunity to fresh nail the Cheeks of the Rudder, which have worked loose, and bolt home and fresh wedge the Tiller which at present sets very hard upon the Sweeps from having worked forward. Andrew Eyre 4th Mate, C. Barnard Chief Mate, JN. Whyte, Thomas Chase Sen’r Merchant, Peter Sykes 3rd Mate, W: T: Clarke Commander. [all signed]

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Friday 2nd September 1803.
C&D East 155. First & middle parts fresh breezes WSW and fine weather. latter inclining to Calm. Sailmaker employed on the Main Stay Sail other Tradesmen as most useful. Pumped Ship. People employed shifting the Spirits from the after Hold to the Foremost Spirit Room. At 11am Saw the Bouton Islands at ye Mast Head bearing E ½ N dist about 10 Leagues. Lat (obs) 6.18 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday September 3rd 1803.
C&D SbE 42. Light airs & variable throughout, Lightning during the night. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 4. At 3am Boutin Islands bearing E¾N to EbS distance about 10 Leagues. Calm. Lat (obs) 6.21 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday September 4th 1803.
C&D South 25. Light airs variable and Calm. Sick Report . The weather not permitting to perform Divine Service. Calm. Lat (obs) 6.14 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday September 5th 1803.
C&D SE 33. First part heavy rain & cloudy, middle Calms, latter hard squalls with rain inclining to Calm. Bent the small Bower. AM People employed variously under the Boatswain. Calm. At 8am Frederick Peel Seaman fell from the Larboard Main Top Sail Yard on the Deck & instantly expired. Sick List. 5. At Noon saw Pulo Ladda, NEbE Pulo Pera SWbW½W. Lat (obs) 5.43 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday September 6th 1803.
C&D ESE 36. Light airs & Calm throughout. People & Tradesmen as necessary. At 6am the extremes of Ladda Island at N½W to NNE. The Brutin Islands at NEbE to EbN. Pulo Penang at EbS½S to SE½E. North extremes of the high land of Queda E½S dist about 12 Leagues. Sounded Ground 29fms. At Noon north end of Penang SEbE½E. Pulo Biddang E½N, Pulo Ladda North. Sounded Ground 30fms Lat (obs)5.42 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday 7th September 1803.
C&D ESE ----. Light airs & fair throughout. At 6pm the East extremes of Penang SEbE½E. Southern extremes S½E dist from shore about 3 Leagues. The Ladda Islands at NbW to N½E. the high Land of Queda NNE. At 9pm a light Land wind coming off. Employed working into Penang. At 10am Sea breeze set in run into Penang Harbour & at 4pm brought up in 11fms Water, at 5 Moored ½ Cable each way. Bearing when moored the Flag Staff at Fort Cornwallis NNW½W. Prier Point SE. During the night light winds. NB This day contains 36 hours to commence Harbour Log. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday September 8th 1803.
Light land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Employed striking the Fore Top Main Sail & clearing the Top for the Carpenter, sent the Carpenter on shore to prepare the Trestle Trees. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday 9th.
Light land & Sea breezes with frequent showers & hard rain, lightning during the night Carpenter on shore about the Cross Trees & Trestle Trees. People under the Boatswain. Carpenters Mates & Armourer about the Fore Top. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday 10th.
Light land & Sea breezes with rain. Carpenter & Armourer about the Fore Top, other Tradesmen as necessary. People under the Boatswain. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday 11th.
Light land & sea breezes, Swayed the Fore top Mast up & set the Rigging up, in the afternoon swayed the Fore Top Gallant Mast up. Tradesmen and People employed as necessary, Deserted from the Ship Richard Earl, Emanuel Silver, Henry Henderson, John Morgan, John Tiffen & Richard Wilson. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday 12th.
Wind variable and rain, employed as most useful in clearing for Sea. Carpenters finishing bolting the Riders in the Fore Top. AM Richard Earl & John Tiffen deserters were brought on board, confined them in Irons. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Tuesday 13th.
Wind very variable with excessive hard rains the whole 24 hours. Received a Raft --- need lower Cross Trees etc. Employed preparing Ship for Sea. At 8am Capt. Clarke came on board. Received on board John Morgan, Emanuel Silver, Henry Henderson & Richard Wilson Deserters. Confined Robert Middlemast, Seaman for theft. 2, 3 & 4th Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday 14th.
For the most part Calm with continual hard rain. At 4am unmoored. PM on the tide of Ebb dropped without the harbour & brought up with the Best Bower in 40fm. Pulo Toceos [Tikus] NW½W. flag staff on Fort Cornwallis S½W. Half past 11pm Squally & had rain, wore away ½ Cable Service. Draft of water Fore 20 feet Aft 21 feet. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday 15th.
First part calm hove short. At daylight weighed with a light breeze from the East, hard rain. & calm finding the Ship drifting in shore fast dropped the Best Bower Anchor under the foot & brought up in 3½ fms. At 9am warped out into 6fms & brought up with the Best Bower. At Noon hard rain. 3pm weighed on the Ebb & worked out. At 10 came too with the Best Bower in 6fms, during the night hard rain. Capt. & Officer on board. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday September 16th 1803.
First part rain at Daylight weighed & worked out on the Tide of Ebb. At 10am came too with the Stream [anchor] in 5¼ fms the Tide being done. Pulo Toceos [Tikus] SSW the extremes of Penang to the West W½S dist of Shore 4 miles. NB This Log contains 12 hours to commence Sea Logs.

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Saturday September 17th 1803.
C&D SbE 20. Light airs & variable throughout with fine weather. At 2pm weighed & made Sail. A Strange Sail standing into Penang Harbour. At 8am the extremes of Penang at SEbE to NEbE. At 9am the Northernmost point of Penang NE½E. Southernmost SEbE. The small Island at SE to SEbE. Sick List 11. At Noon Penang at NE to EbS. The small Island at ESE to SE½E. dist off shore 4 Leagues. Lat (obs) 5.21 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday September 18th 1803.
C&D SE 36. Light Airs & Calms throughout with fine weather for the most part. At 11am Finding the Ship drifting to the Northwards brought up with the Kedge in 22½ fms. The Island of Baleno E¾S dist off shore 3 Leagues. Ship making 4 inches. PM Punished John Tiffen with 3 dozen Lashes, Richard East Richard Wilson, Henry Henderson, Wm Morgan, Emanuel Silver with 6 Lashes pursuant to sentence. At 8am in a Squall split the Fore Top Sail shifted it with the 2nd best. Sick List 9. No Observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday September 19th 1803.
C&D South 42. Weighed with a light breeze at North variable and fine weather for the most part. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as useful. At Noon False Dingding [Dinding] at SE to SEbE. Southernmost point of Queda shore at SEbE to NE½E. Penang at NEbN½N to NbE, the Small Island at NNE½E to NE½N. Lightning all round. Lat (obs) 4.52 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday September 20th 1803.
C&D SSE 39. Light airs this 24 hours variable & Calm. People employed as most useful. Ground 20 fms. At 6pm Pulo Dingding [Dinding] SbE False Dingding Hills SSE½E. The extremes of the Malay Shore at SSE to NbE. The body of Penang NbW at Noon the Northward point of Pulo Dingding East & the Southward point SE½S. the Body of Dingding ESE½S dist off shore 6 or 7 Leagues a small Island SEbS½S. No Observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday September 21st 1803.
C&D ESE 112. First & latter parts light breezes & cloudy, middle fresh breezes & cloudy. Middle fresh breezes and squally. Pumped Ship. At 4pm Pulo Jena W½N the Sambalans [Sambilangs] at EbN½N to NEbE ½E. At sunset Pulo Jena NW¾W dist 6 Leagues the Sambalans [Sambilangs] NNE dist 6 Leagues the land in the Malay Shore from E to NE Pulo Dingding [Dinding] NbE½E dist 7 or 8 Leagues. At 6am the Parcelar Hill NNW½W Cape Rachardo SSEbE½E dist off shore 2½ Leagues. Sick List 12. [many groundings taken from 18 to 25fms] Lat (obs) 2.32 North., C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday September 22nd 1803.
C&D SEbE 28. First & latter parts moderate breezes NW & fair weather. middle hard squalls, Thunder, Lightning & rain. At 4pm Parcelar Hill NW½N dist 9 or 10 Leagues. Cape Rachardo E½N dist about 4 miles the extremes of the Land NW½N to SEbE½E. At 6 the Southernmost land in sight SEbE¼S. Cape Rachardo NWbN dist about 3 Leagues dist off shore 3 or 4 miles. At 8½ saw the light in Malacca Roads. At 11 brought up with the Best Bower to the south of Malacca Roads in 8½ fms Bearing when at anchor Fishers Island NWbW the Water Islands at SSE to SEbE½S. Malacca Church NbE½E. Lying here two Country Ships and a Brig. AM sent Mr Prince on shore with the Despatches from Madras Government. Landed Mr Laraine & family. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday September 23rd 1803.
C&D SSE 41. Light airs & variable throughout middle & latter rain & cloudy. At 6 Weighed & made Sail. At 8am The Water Islands bearing SE. Midnight Water Islands NEbE. At Noon Malacca NbW. Outer Water Islands N½E. Mount Moar East. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Cloudy & rain. Taken aback. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday September 24th 1803.
C&D SbE 15. Light airs and Calm throughout during the hard rain. Water Islands bearing NbE½E. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 12. Rain. At day light the Outer Water Islands NbE. At Noon Water Islands North. Mount Moar ENE Mount Formosa E½N. Tacked. Calm. No Observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday September 25th 1803.
C&D SE 87. The first part Calm the middle part fresh breezes & variable the latter steady breezes and fair. At 8am Mount Moar NEbN, Mount Formosa EbS . Extremes of the Land NbW to ESE. At 10am Mount Moar NbW Mount Formosa EbN¾N dist off shore 3 or 4 Leagues. Sick List 9. Lat (obs) 1.40 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday September 26th 1803.
C&D SE 55. First part light breezes middle Calm latter part pleasant breezes & fine weather. At 7am finding the Ship drifting fast to the Northward dropped the Kedge in 19fms water. Pisang bearing. ESE. At 8am Weighed & made Sail. At 4pm Pulo Pisang ESE Formosa NNW the little Carimon SSE Pulo Pisang ESE Mount Batto Ballo [Battoo Baloo] EbN½N. At 6 Pulo Pisang NWbN the Carimons at SbE to SbW½W. North End of little Carimon the Brothers S¾W. the Peak of the Great Carimon S¾N. At Noon the Buffalo Rock E&189S. Lat (obs) 1.10 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday 27th September 1803.
C&D East 78. First part light breezes WSW middle fresh breezes & squally latter hard rain & Squalls. Mount Barbucit NEbE. ¼ before 5 past St Johns bearing NbW½W. Saw a Brig working through the Straits. Half past 5 saw John Hill NNE½E. Mount Barbucot [Barbucit] NE. Bintang East. At 6 Point of Romania on sight ENE¼E. St John W½S. Mount Barbucot [Barbucit] NE½N. At 8 brought up with the Best Bower in 16fms mud. Mount Barbucot [Barbucit] N. Mount Bintang ESE. At 6am Weighed & made Sail. At half past 9 saw Pedro Branca EbN 6 miles. Half past 11 abreast of Pedro Branca bearing SSE. Haf past 11 Bintang Hill S½W, hauled up NNE past 2 ships working into the Straits. At Noon Bintang Hill SbW Mount Barbucot [Barbucit] WbN Pedro Branca SW½W dist about 8 miles. Sick List 12. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday September 28th 1803.
C&D NNE 117. This 24 hours moderate breezes SSW. At 1pm saw Pulo Aura from the mast head bearing NbW. At 8pm Pulo Aura West dist about 4 Leagues at daylight two Island the one bearing EbN and the other ENE. People and Tradesmen employed as most useful. At 8am the extremes of the Anambas at ESE to East the Peak EbS¾S. At Noon Anambas SEbE dist 12 or 13 Leagues. Lat (obs) 3.31 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday September 29th 1803.
C&D NNE 118. First & middle parts moderate breezes SSW & fine clear weather latter squally with small rain. AM Stayed the Fore Mast and set up the Fore Rigging. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Top Sail other Tradesmen as most useful. Sick Report 8. Thunder & lightning variable squally with rain. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday September 30th 1803.
First part Squalls & rain, middle part light breezes SSW & fine weather latterly for the most part fine weather. Ship making 4 inches water in 24 hours. Sick Report 8 people. Stayed & set up the Main Top Mast Rigging. Set the Mizzen Top Mast Rigging up. Lat (obs) 6.54 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday 1st October 1803.
C&D NNE½E 102. Light breezes WSW and clear weather this 24 hours. Tradesmen employed as necessary People under the Boatswain. Pumped Ship. Sick Report 9. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great guns. Lat (obs) 8.33 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday October 2nd 1803.
C&D NNE 150. First part fine breezes variable at ye Westward with Squalls & rain st times middle and latter fine. Sick List 9. Lightning. AM Performed Divine Service and Mustered the Ships Company. Midnight saw Pulo Sapata bearing N. At 2am NW. Last (obs) 10.20 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday October 3rd 1803.
C&D NE 32. First part moderate breezes NW middle and latter light airs & Calm fine weather throughout. Variable Inclinable to Calm. Tradesmen as necessary. People under the Boatswain. Caulker caulking the Gun Deck. Sailmaker middle stitching the Main Top sail. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 8. Calm & cloudy. Lat (obs) 11.17 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday October 4th 1803.
C&D NW 52. The first part Calm the remainder a light breeze from NE and variable with clear weather. People employed under the Boatswain, Sailmaker, Caulker, Carpenter & Armourer as yesterday . Sick Report 10. Wind from Northward and Eastward variable. Lat (obs) 12.30 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday October 5th 1803.
C&D NWbN 39. Light airs variable & Calm towards the end. Sailmaker on the best Main Top Sail pthrt Tradesmen as before. People under the Boatswain. Sick Report 6. Calm & Wore. Lat (obs) 12.38 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday October 6th 1803.
C&D NE 24. Light airs inclinable to Calms throughout with fine weather. Sailmaker on the second best Fore Sail. People under the Boatswain and serving the Best Bower Cable. Tradesmen as necessary. Wore, variable at ye SE. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 6. Lat (obs) 12.47 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday October 7th 1803.
C&D NE 79. Light breezes EbN and clear weather throughout. People employed under the Boatswain in re-stowing the Booms. Sick Report 6. A Sail in sight from the mast head in the NE Quarter. Variable from the ESE to East. Lat (obs) 13.51 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday October 8th 1803.
C&D NE 71. First part light breezes variable East, middle & latter moderate with frequent squalls & rain the weather very unsettled. The Stranger bearing EbS in sight from the mast head. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 6 People. Pumped Ship. AM hoisted the longboat up & canted her for the Caulker. Washed the Gun Deck. Variable at SE. Employed variously under the Boatswain Tradesmen as most necessary. Sailmaker middle stitching the Fore Top Sail. Squally. Lat 15.4 North. W. Whytte [signed]

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Sunday October 9th 1803.
C&D NNE 63. First part Squally & rain middle & latter light breezes variable at SE & cloudy weather. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. A SE hard squall split the Main Top Sail & Jib shifted them with the best. At half past 10pm sounded Ground 16fms fine white sand & shells on the Macclesfield Bank. Lightning in the WNW. Sick List 8. At Noon 32fms Red Coral. Lat 16.7 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday October 10th 1803.
C&D NNW 72. This 24 hours the weather unsettled and the wind very variable. Wore Ship. Sick List 8. Pumped Ship. Employed filling Salt Water Tradesmen as necessary, fresh breezes from the NE. Squally rain. Saw a Strange Sail standing to ye North. Lat (obs) 15.53 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday October 11th 1803.
C&D NbW 78. Winds variable at ye NE throughout with squalls & rain & confused head Sea. The Stranger N½E hull down. Sick List 5. Employed as most necessary and clearing in the Fore Hold for water. Carpenter building a Sail room amid ship. Other Tradesmen as most useful. Sailmaker repairing the old Min Top Sail. Squally. Lat (obs) 17.00 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday October 12th 1803.
C&D NNW 98. Fresh breezes variable at ye First & latter parts East, middle part Squally & rain. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Caulker on the Gun Deck. Ship making 4 inches in 24 hours. 3pm when going about found the Fore Top had worked adrift passed a chain round the Cross Trees & Trestle Trees & wedged it. AM Carpenter and Armourer employed securing the Fore Top Sick List 5. Wind variable at ye NE. Lat 16.38 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday October 13th 1803.
C&D NWbN 90. Moderate breezes to the Eastward. & clear weather with a swell from the NE. Tradesmen employed People under the Boatswain and filling Salt water. Confined Robert Middlemast the Surgeon reporting him recovered. Sick List 5. Lat (obs) 16.18 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday October 14th 1803.
C&D E½N 80. First & middle parts strong bezes variable NE latter light airs from SE & Calm. Punished Robert Middlemast (Seaman) with two dozen lashes for Theft. Tradesmen as per days past People under the Boatswain & filling Salt Water. Carpenter employed making new Cross Trees. Sick List 6 People. Calm. Lat 16.27 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday October 15th 1803.
C&D NNW 94. First part light breezes & cloudy middle & latter strong breezes from the north with a heavy swell from Northward, during the night Lightning from the SSE. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Sail. Tradesmen as yesterday. People employed under the Boatswain as necessary. Making 4 inches in 24 hours. Sick Report 7 people. Lat (obs) 17.34 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday October 16th 1803.
C&D NNW 139. Moderate breezes ENE and clear weather this 24 hours. AM Performed Divine Service, at Noon Mustered the People. Sick List 8. Squally. Lat (obs) 19.42 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday October 17th 1803.
C&D NNW 132. Fresh breezes NEbE & clear weather throughout. AM Bent the Sheet, Best Bower & Stream Cables. Un-stowed the Stream Anchor & transported it aft. Caulker caulking the Steerage. Carpenter and other Tradesmen as for days past. At daylight saw several China Bats. Sick List 7. Lat (obs) 21.41 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday October 18th 1803.
C&D NNW 53. At 1pm First part pleasant breezes NEbE. Middle & latter light airs & Calm fine weather throughout. Hove too for a Pilot, the Rascal asked 150 dollars too much so discharged him. At ½ past 2pm saw the Land off the Deck the extremes bearing NbNW to NWbN½W. Midnight Linting West. At Noon Linting bearing W½S to WbS¾S. Gatto NWb W½W. Lamanon NW to NbW. Por Try [Pootoy] NEbE. Bent the Kedge & Hauser. Calm. The Grand Lama at EbS to SSE. At daylight Linting bearing West. Sick Report 7 people. The Compradore [Portuguese] came on board. Lat (obs) 22.11 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday 18th October (continued).
First part Calm & fair, towards sunset light breezes, midnight strong breezes. Taken aback. At 6pm the west end of Lingtang SWbW Gatto WbS. T 8pm Lingtan SE. Working through the Islands WNW At ½ past 11 brought up in Maccoa [Macau] Roads with best Bower & wore away ½ Cable service in 6fms water, bearings when at anchor, Maccoa [Macau] Town WbS½S Point Keough [Kee-ow]NbW½W. Maccoa [Macao] 7 or 8 miles. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight to commence Harbour Logs. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday October 19th 1803.
First part strong breezes at NNE middle Calm latterly light breezes at NE with fine weather throughout. At 8pm came on board Assam pilot. At 11 Weighed & made Sail in the tide Flood with a light breeze from the NE. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday October 20th.
Light breezes & Calms throughout. At 3pm came too with the Kedge in 5fms Lintin bearing NbE at 10 Weighed 7 made Sail. At Noon Calm brought up with the Kedge in 6fms, a Ship in sight standing in between the Islands. At 2pm sent Mr H. Manley away with the Hon Coys Packet for Canton. At 8 abreast Lintin bearing East, at 10 Lanket [Lankeet] bearing NWbN at 11 let go the Small Bower Anchor off Lanket [Lankeet] & close hauled. Midnight light airs. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday October 21st.
First part light airs, at 3am brought up in 6 fms with the Best Bower Lanket [Lankeet] bearing NWbW. 7am Weighed with a breeze from the East, at 8 finding the Ship dropping fast down let go the Best Bower in ¼ less 5fms at 10 Weighed & made Sail. Noon Calm Lanket WSW Sampanchow NW Anunghoy NbW. At 1 light breezes from the SE 4pm passed Wangtong came on board from Wangtong Island 2 Hoppo [Hoppoo] men. 5 abreast the Bocca [Bocca Tigris] Set set(sic) Lanket [Lankeet] SSE ½ E. Wangtong SEbS NW end of Tiger Island WSW Second Bar Pagoda NNW. 6am confined Wm. Morgan in Irons for drunkenness. Crossed Tyson Bar 10 brought up with the Best Bower in 7 fms midnight light breezes. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday October 22nd.
First part light breezes from the NNW 1am Weighed and dropped a little nearer the Second Bar, 3 Brought up with the Best Bower in 7 fms, Second Bar Pagoda bearing NWbW. AM Washed the Gun & Upper Decks. PM out boats. 3 Weighed & Tacked & filled over the second bar. 5 Crossed the Bar. 7 came too with the Best Bower in 5½ fms. 8 Weighed & made Sail with a light breeze from the SE, Midnight crossed the 1st Bar. Confined Francis Rush for Riotous behaviour. C. Barned [signed]

Sunday October 23rd.
First part Calm dropped up to Whampoa Reach & brought up with the Best Bower in 9 fms water just below the Ships. 10am Weighed & run farther up the Reach & moored the Ship with ½ Cable on the lower part of Whampoa Reach. Whampoa Pagoda bearing WbN Midnight Calm & fine weather throughout. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday October 24th.
Light breezes from the SE throughout with fine weather. People employed under the Boatswain unbending Sail striking Top Gallant Yards & Masts, Top Sail Yards & Masts lower Yards & stripped the Lower Masts & Bowsprit. AM Capt. Clarke left the Ship for Canton. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday October 25th.
Light breezes from the East with fine weather throughout, employed under the Boatswain clearing the Decks, getting the Yards Fore & Aft & clearing the Ship for delivering Cargo. Officers all on board. Carpenters unbolting the Fore & Main Top. Armourer at the Forge, other Tradesmen & Sailmaker as necessary. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday 26th October 1803.
Light breezes from the NE & Calms with cloudy weather throughout, employed under the Boatswain on the Rigging. Gammoned the Bowsprit & got the Mizzen Rigging over head & swayed the Mizzen Mast up for rigging. Officers on board 1, 3 & 4th. Carpenter on the Fore & Main Tops, Sailmaker & other Tradesmen as necessary. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday October 27th.
Light breezes the first & middle parts with cloudy weather. Employed under the Boatswain, got the mizzen Top Mast Rigging overhead, rigging the Bowsprit, got the Fore Top down on the Deck. Sent the Store Bread on shore to be aired ashore & overhauled, swayed the Main Rigging overhead. During the night Calm. Carpenters Armourers about the Fore & Main Tops. Caulker on the Topsides, Sailmaker & other Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 1, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday October 28th.
Light breezes from the NE with fine weather the first & middle parts. Employed under the Boatswain turning in the Dead Eyes of the Main Rigging. Carpenters & Armourer on the Fore & Main Top. Caulkers on the Topsides. Sailmaker & other Tradesmen as necessary latterly light breezes from the North. Officers on board 1, 2, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday October 29th.
Light breezes from the NW with fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain on the Fore Rigging & getting it overhead. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Caulker on the Top sides, Carpenters finishing the Fore Trestle Trees & Cross Trees & got them up. Lifted the Main Top & got the Main Cross Trees up. Sailmaker on the Jib. Armourer making Bolts & Fore lock for the Top. Officers on board 1, 2, 3 & 4th. Dropped down the Warren Hastings & Cumberland for the 2nd Bar. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday October 30th.
Light breezes from the NE with fair weather throughout. AM Washed Decks. Officers on board 1, 2, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday October 31st.
Light breezes from the West the first & middle parts. Employed under the Boatswain about the Rigging. Carpenters bolting the Main Top, Armourer making Bolts, Sailmaker & other Tradesmen as most necessary. Employed delivering Private Trade. Officers on board 1, 2, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday November 1st.
Light breezes from the West with cloudy weather throughout. Employed under the Boatswain on the Rigging. Got the Fore Top up, Carpenter & Armourer bolting the Top, Sailmaker & other Tradesmen as necessary. Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday November 2nd.
Light breezes & variable from the West with fine weather throughout. Employed under the Boatswain, set up the Fore Rigging otherwise as most necessary. Carpenters & Armourers on the Fore Top. Sailmaker as necessary. Caulkers on the bends other Tradesmen as most useful. Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday November 3rd 1803.
Light breezes mostly from the West with fine weather throughout. Employed under the Boatswain set the Cap & rattling the Fore Rigging otherwise as most useful. Carpenter finishing the Fore Top & fitting the spare Main Top Mast Sailmaker and other Tradesmen as necessary. Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday November 4th 1803.
Light breezes & variable from the NW with cloudy weather for the Most part latterly Small Rain. Employed under the Boatswain about the Rigging & delivering Private Trade. Carpenter fitting the Main Top Mast Armourer at the Forge, Sailmaker on the Driver. Tradesmen as necessary All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday November 5th 1803.
Light breezes and variable from the West the first & middle parts latterly heavy Rain. Employed under the Boatswain about the Rigging Tradesmen as necessary Sailmaker on the Driver. AM Confined James Jones Boatswains Mate for Drunkenness. PM Capt. Clarke visited the Ship. Capt. & all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday November 6th.
Light breezes and variable from the West throughout with cloudy weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. At 8am Mr Sykes 3rd Officer attended on board the Earl Camden to receive instructions previous to rowing Guard. At 8pm returned on board. Capt. & all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday November 7th.
Light breezes and clear weather throughout. People employed under the Boatswain about the Rigging. Carpenter & Mates on the New Main Top Mast. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker repairing Sail. Caulker on the Larboard Side, also employed delivering Cargo. At 4pm Capt. Clarke went to Canton. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. At 9 sent the boat with the Chief Officer & 8 Hands to the assistance to H.C. Ship Warley arriving at Maccoa [Macao] JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday November 9th.
Light breezes and clear pleasant weather this 24 hours. Employed in delivering Cargo. Boatswain employed about the Rigging Sailmaker on the Sails Caulker employed on the Gun Room. Carpenter about the new Fore Top Mast. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. At ½ past 9 John Lacy Quarter Master of the Watch fell from the Larboard Gangway and drowned. JN. Whyte [signed]

Thursday November 10th.
Light airs and clear this day. Employed delivering Sandal Wood on Acct of the Hon Coy. Carpenter on the New Fore Top Mast Tradesmen as yesterday. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Friday November 11th.
Light airs and clear weather. Employed delivering Cargo. Got the New Fore Top Mast through the Cap and Rigged it. Arrived in the lower part of the Reach the Hon Cos Ship Warley for the 2nd Bar the Ocean, Henry Addington, Earl of Abergavenny and Exeter. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday November 12th.
Light breezes and clear. Employed delivering Cargo and under the Boatswain about the Rigging. Caulker on the Orlop Deck, other Tradesmen as most useful. At Noon the Warley at her moorings found the body John Lacy sent on shore to be buried. At 4pm the Chief Officer with the Cutter returned from the assistance to H.C Ship Warley. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday November 13th.
Light breezes & variable from the East. AM Washed the Gun Deck sent the Jolly Boat up to Canton for Capt. Clarke. Officers all on board. C. Barnard [signed] Monday November 14th.
Moderate breezes at the East with cloudy weather. AM Capt. Clarke came on board. Employed under the Boatswain about the Rigging & delivering Hon Coys Cargo Tradesmen as necessary. Sailmaker on the Driver. Caulker in the Gun Room. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday November 15th.
First part variable at the East with cloudy weather, middle & latter fresh breezes from the West with Rain. Employed delivering Cargo & under the Boatswain on the Rigging. Carpenters & Armourers as necessary Caulker on the Orlop Cooper making house Buckets Sailmaker on the Fore Stay Sail, Capt. and all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday November 16th.
Light breezes from the West with cloudy weather. Employed under the Boatswain about the Rigging otherwise in the Hold & delivering Cargo. Carpenter & Armourer variously as necessary. Caulkers on the Gun and Orlop Decks. Cooper making house buckets. Sailmaker on the Fore Stay Sail. AM Capt. Clarke returned to Canton. 1, 3 & 4th Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday November 17th.
Light breezes from the SE with cloudy weather. Employed under the Boatswain about the Rigging & delivering Cargo. Carpenters & Armourer variously as useful. Caulkers on the Orlop Cooper making house buckets. Sailmaker on the Main Top Gallant Sail. PM Confined Powel Nelson for Theft. 1 & 2nd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday November 18th.
Light breezes and variable from the West with cloudy weather. Employed clearing the Orlop Deck for the Caulker. Payed all the Cables into the after hold & sent on shore 78 empty Butts 1 Pipe & 3 Gang Casks. Carpenter & Armourer variously as useful. Caulkers on the Orlop, Cooper repairing Butts. Sailmaker on the Top Gallant Sails, came on board two Chinas Caulkers the Caulkers Mate of the Ocean to assist in the Caulking of the Ship. 1st & 4th Officers on board. C.Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford at Whampoa Reach

Saturday November 19th 1803.
Light airs and variable from SE with cloudy weather. Employed under the Boatswain clearing the Orlop Deck & sending 21 empty Butts & Gang Casks on Shore. Carpenters putting up Bulkheads in the Orlop. Armourer variously as useful. Sailmaker on Top Gallant Sails. Caulkers on the Orlop & Roundhouse. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday November 20th.
Fresh breezes from the East with cloudy weather throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday November 21st.
Fresh breezes from the East with cloudy weather & light showers of Rain. Employed delivering the Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. PM. Tradesmen & Sailmaker as necessary. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday November 22nd.
Light breezes & cloudy weather the middle & latter parts, first heavy Rain Winds variable from the East. Employed under the Boatswain delivering Cargo. Tradesmen & Sailmaker as necessary, delivered Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday November 23rd.
Light breezes and cloudy weather the first & middle parts latterly Hard Rain. Employed delivering the Cargo & under the Boatswain . Caulkers caulking the Orlop, building the bulkheads in the Orlop other Tradesmen as most necessary. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday November 24th.
Wind variable from the NW with hard Rain throughout. Employed under the Boatswain. & clearing the Fore Hold. Tradesmen as most useful. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday November 25th.
First part cloudy weather & latter much Rain and variable from the NE. Employed under the Boatswain & stowing the Lazaretto. Carpenter building store rooms & Caulkers on the Gun Room Deck. Armourer & Sailmaker variously as useful. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday November 26th.
Wind variable from the NE with much Rain throughout. Employed under the Boatswain& delivering Flints & Hon Coys Cargo. Carpenter building store rooms & Caulkers on the Gun Deck Armourers & Sailmakers as most useful. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford at Whampoa Reach

Sunday November 27th.
Light variable airs with continual Rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck. At 5pm Mr Cole Officer of the Guard Boat brought on board Robert Hall Seaman who had been on shore on Danes Island on liberty & whom he had taken up tro[?] the river attempting to swim[?] of board. Officers on board 1 & 3rd . C.Barnard [signed]

Monday November 28th.
Light breezes and fine weather the first & middle parts, latterly hard Rain & Squalls. Employed delivering the Hon Coys Cargo under the Boatswain & as most necessary. Tradesmen as most useful. Officers on board 1 &3rd. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday November 29th.
Light breezes & fine weather throughout, Wind SE. AM Capt. Clarke came on board & released Robert Hall with a reprimand. Employed under the Boatswain & stowing provisions in the Jail[?] & Lazaretto. 1pm Capt. Clarke left the Ship for Canton. Carpenters building Store Rooms. Caulkers on the Gun Deck. Armourer at the Forge Sailmaker on the Coats of the Mast & Tarpaulins. Cooper repairing Butts at Whampoa. Officers on board 1, 2 & 3rd. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday November 30th.
Light breezes and variable from the NW. Employed clearing the Fore & Main Holds lifting the timber boards etc. AM watered the Gun, Lazaretto & Orlop Decks. Tradesmen as necessary. Sent Mr Gillingham Boatswain & Mr Anderson Gunner to Canton on liberty. 1, 2 & 3rd Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday December 1st 1803.
Light breezes and clear weather. Employed in taking in Ballast and levelling the Hold for Cargo. Tradesmen as for days past & delivering Cargo. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Friday December 2nd.
Wind & weather as yesterday, received on board two Boat loads of Ballast. Employed on hoisting water out of the Main Hold & stowing it in the Lazaretto. Confined Robert Middlemast Seaman for drunkenness and Riotous behaviour. Capt. Clarke came on board. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday December 3rd.
Light airs and Sultry weather. AM – Brampston Esq’r Super Cargo Capt. Wilson of the Warley, Capt. Farqu[h]arson of the Alfred Chief Mate Carpenters Caulkers & their Mate of the Warley, Alfred & Royal George surveyed the Ship, sold the effects of Mr John Russell Cadet, Fred’k Peel Seaman & J. Lacey. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed].

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Ship Wexford at Whampoa

Sunday December 4th 1803.
Moderate breezes and clear weather, sent the Cutter for Capt. Clarke washed & cleaned the Ship inside & out. At Noon mustered the Ships Company. At 2pm Capt. Clarke came on board. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte {signed]

Monday 5th December.
Wind & weather as yesterday, employed in taking of Ballast and clearing to receive Cargo. Caulker finished the outside of the Ship. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Tuesday 6th December.
Frsh breezes cloudy and cold weather. People employed as yesterday. Caulkers on the Quarter Deck, received on board 2 Boats of Ballast JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday 7th December.
Fresh breezes from the North with Rain. People employed as most useful in stowing the Lazaretto & clearing in the Hold . Caulkers as yesterday. Carpenters building Store Rooms. Confined in Irons Charles Webb for drunkenness. JN. Whyte [signed]

Thursday 8th December.
Moderate breezes and Rain. People employed in the Lazaretto & Hold. Caulkers finished the Quarter Deck. Lascars scraping etc. PM Capt. Clarke came on board and held Court of Enquiry on Charles Webb & Powel Nelson, punished the former with 3 dozen Lashes and the latter with six Lashes. Officers on board 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5th, Released Robert Middlemast on promise of future good behaviour. JN. Whyte [signed]

Friday 9th December.
Moderate breezes from the South and cloudy with drizzling Rain. Employed in receiving & stowing away Teas on acct of the Hon Coy. Fidded the Mizzen Top Mast Sail got the Cross Jack & Mizzen Top Sail Yard across. Officers 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday 10th December.
Moderate breezes and clear throughout. AM Washed and cleaned the Gun Deck. Employed in receiving Teas on acct of the Hon Coy. Returned from on board the Coutts Wm Saunders. Armourer Caulkers on the Poop. Carpenters Armourers as most useful. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Sunday 11th December.
Moderate breezes and clear. Cleaned Ship. The Hon Coys Ships Bombay [Castle], Coutts & Royal George sailed for the 2nd Bar. Mustered the Ships Company. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford at Whampoa

Monday December 12th 1803.
First part light breezes & cloudy with small rain middle & latter Fresh breezes fair. People employed under the Boatswain & in clearing the After Hold & Hoisting water out of the Main Hold. Officers on board 2, 4 & 4th. Dropped down for the 2nd Bar the Earl Camden. JN. Whyte [signed]

Tuesday 13th December.
Light breezes & clear. Employed as most useful in the Hold and in stowing the Booms. At 9am Capt. Clarke came on board. Sent the Armourer and his Mate on board the Warley, other tradesmen variously employed as most useful. Officers on board Capt. 2. 3 & 4th . JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday 14th December.
Moderate breezes & clear. Employed in receiving and stowing Teas on acct of the Hon Coy. A 10am Capt. Clarke returned to Canton. Caulkers on the Poop other Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Thursday 15th December.
First part light airs with small Rain middle & latter Fair. Fidded the Fore Top Sail Mast. Employed in clearing the After Hold & under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as yesterday Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Friday 16th December.
Moderate breezes & constant Rain throughout. People employed as yesterday. Fidded the Main Top Mast. Tradesmen as necessary 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday 17th December.
Light breezes & small Rain. People employed in receiving & stowing Teas on acct of the Hon Coy. Swayed up the Main Yards Main Fore Top Sails Yards Rigged out the Jib Boom. Carpenters on shore making a Main Top Gallant Mast Sailmaker & other Tradesmen as most useful. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Sunday 18th December.
Fresh breezes & clear this 24 hours. At 8am Fidded the Main Mizzen & Fore Top Gallant Mast. AM cleaned & scraped the Gun Deck. Officers on board 2ns & 3rd. Confined in Irons Chas. Webb on an information for stealing Iron and Rich’d East for drunkenness & insolence. JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday 19h December.
Moderate breezes & clear throughout. Employed under the Boatswain and receiving Hon Coys Teas. Carpenter making a Studding Sail Boom. Sailmaker on the Foresail. Caulkers as necessary. 2n & 3rd Officers on board. Returned from the Warley the Armourer and his Mate. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford at Whampoa

Tuesday December 20th 1803.
Moderate breezes & clear. Employed under the Boatswain and taking in Ballast stowing Water & Blacking the Bends. Caulkers on the Main Deck other Tradesmen as yesterday. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday 21st December.
Light airs & clear. Employed taking in Ballast, stowing Water & under the Boatswain & Rigging the long Boat. At 2am Capt. Clarke visited the Ship. Tradesmen as necessary. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday 22nd December.
Fresh breezes from the NE with fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain & taking in Hon Coys Cargo. Tradesmen as necessary. AM Sent the Starboard Watch up to Canton on liberty. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday 23rd December.
Winds variable from the NE with fine weather. AM Received on board 30 Chinamen to assist in the Duty of the Ship. Set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Tradesmen as most necessary. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday 24th December.
Light airs & variable from the NE with fine weather. Employed in the Hold & as necessary under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Officers on board 1st & 4th . C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday 25th December.
Light variable airs & fine weather. Washed & cleaned ship. AM Confined in Irons John [Thomas] William[s] Seaman & John Salmon Butcher for drunkenness and threatening to strike Mr Gillingham Boatswain while in the execution of his duty. PM returned on board the Starboard Watch from liberty from Canton. Officers on board 1, 2, 4 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday 26th December.
Light breezes from the NE and fine weather. AM Sent to Canton on liberty the Larboard Watch. Received on board 3rd Chop of Tea on acct of the Hon Coy. Tradesmen as most necessary. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday 27th December.
Light breezes & variable with fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain as necessary in the Hold. Tradesmen as most useful. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday 28th December.
Moderate breezes & fine weather, employed under the Boatswain Rattling the lower Rigging down and as necessary & receiving on board Hon Coys Cargo. Tradesmen & Sailmaker as per days past. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday December 29th 1803.
First & middle part light breezes & fine weather latterly Rain. Employed in the Hold. Returned from Canton the 2nd Gang of liberty people. Tradesmen on the different Store Rooms. Sailmaker on the Fore Sail. Officers on board 1, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday December 30th.
Variable from the SW with continual Rain. Employed receiving on board Hon Coys Cargo & stowing it away & taking off Ballast. Tradesmen as yesterday. Officers on board 1, 3 & 4th. C. Brnard [signed]

Saturday December 31st.
Wind variable from the SW with continual Rain. Employed under the Boatswain & in the Hold. Tradesmen as necessary. AM Came on board Capt. Clarke & held a Court of Enquiry on Charles Webb, Rich’d East, Thomas Williams, Wm. Wise Seaman & John Salmon Butcher. PM Punished Rich’d East & John Salmon pursuant to Sentence released Charles Webb & Wm. Wise & returned Thomas Williams to confinement. Capt. Clarke returned to Canton. Officers on board 1, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday January 1st 1804.
Pleasant breezes from the East with fine weather. AM sent two men on board the Commodore to assist in rowing guard. Released Thomas Williams from confinement on an application from the Surgeon. Washed & cleaned the Deck. At Noon despatched the long Boat with the Tradesmen to Canton on liberty. Run from the Ship when on liberty on Shore 2 Lascars. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday January 2nd 1804.
Light breezes and variable with fine weather. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo & variously under the Boatswain. Carpenter as useful. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday January 3rd.
Wind & weather variable. Employed receiving and stowing away Hon Coys Cargo & variously under the Boatswain. Carpenter on the Store Rooms. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday January 4th.
Winds SW. Received on board Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade on acct of Capt. Clarke. Got the Studding Sails Booms on the Yards & received part of the Ship Stores from Whampoa. Steward on Shore making Candles. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday January 5th.
Winds variable with Rain. AM the long Boat returned from Town with the liberty people. Employed in the Hold. Receiving the ships Stores & variously under the Boatswain. Preparing the Ship to go down to the second bar. Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 1, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford at Whampoa

Friday January 6th 1804.
Mind NW. Employed shifting Water into good Butts & stowing the Gun Deck. PM Bent sails Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 1st & 3rd. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday January 7th.
Winds Northerly fine weather. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. Boatswain & Gang clearing Ship for second bar. Tradesmen & Sailmaker as necessary. Received Ships Stores. Officers on board 1st ^ 3rd. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday 8th January.
Wind variable from the North with thick hazy weather. AM Washed the Gun & Upper Decks., sent two men on board the Warley to assist in rowing guard . At 8pm they returned. Came on board Capt. Clarke, draft of Water Fwd 20.7 Aft 19.7. Officers on board 1, 2 & 3rd. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday January 9th.
First part moderate breezes from the North with fine weather middle & latter variable at NW, unmoored Ship & came on board a Chinese Pilot. At 4pm Weighed & made Sail from Whampoa on the tide of Ebb. At 10 came too with the small Bower in 6 fms below the 1st bar. Capt. & all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday January 10th.
Moderate & variable from the North with thick hazy weather. Ay 7am Weighed & made sail. 10 past the 2nd bar – at Noon came to an anchor in 6fms of water with the Best Bower. Unbent Sails. pM Moored with half Cable on the best bower to the Ebb 7 the small Bower to the flood, unstocked the Stream Anchor & stowed it in the Larboard Chains, discharged the Pilot. Capt. & all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday January 11th.
Strong breezes from the North employed in the Hold and under the Boatswain, sent down top Gallant Yards. Tradesmen as most necessary. Captain and all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday January 12th.
Moderate breezes from the North and clear weather. employed in receiving Tea on acct of the Hon Coy as pr Gangway Book blocked up the Fore Hatchway, cleared two Chops . Capt. Clarke went to Town. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. Arrived from Whampoa the H.C. Ship Coutts. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford at the Second Bar

Friday January 13th 1804.
Light breezes and clear weather. Employed in receiving Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy 7 stowing it away in the Hold and Gun Room. Tradesmen as necessary. Confined in Irons James Milton for Theft in the Hold. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday January 14th.
Wind & weather as yesterday, employed in receiving Cargo on act of the Hon Coy blocked up the Main Hatchway received 2 Casks of Water. Tradesmen as necessary. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Sunday January 15th.
Light breezes and pleasant weather. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. At Noon Mustered the Ships Company. Passed by an American Brig from the Mauritias [Mauritius] Officers on board 2nd & 3rd JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday 16th January.
Light breezes from the NE and cloudy weather, employed as most useful. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck, received on board 24 Butts of Water and stowed it on the Upper Deck. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. Draught of Water Fwd 20 Aft 20. Returned for Boat 10 Empty Butts. JN. Whyte [signed]

Tuesday 17th January.
Light breezes from the East and Rain, received on board 2 Chops of Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy and one of Private Trade. AM cleared Hawse. Tradesmen & People variously employed, received 2 Casks of Water. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. Aft 20 Fwd --. JN. Whyte [Signed]

Wednesday 18th January.
Moderate breezes & variable weather. Employed as yesterday. Tradesmen as necessary. Gunner employed painting the Ship. Received on board one Chop Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [Signed]

Thursday 19th January.
Fresh breezes from he South & Rain. Employed as most useful, received on board 24 Butts of Water. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. In the night much Thunder Lightning & Rain. JN. Whyte [Signed]

Friday 20th January.
The first part this 24 hours moderate breezes & cloudy the latter moderate & clear, received on board two chops of Tea on acct of the Hon Coy & some Private Trade, employed in stowing in the Fore Orlop & clearing the Decks. At 4pm Capt. Clarke came on board, released James Milton out of Ions he being reported by the Surgeon’s Mate unwell. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [Signed]

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Ship Wexford at Second Bar

Saturday January 21st 1804.
Moderate breezes and clear, employed as most useful. Gunner painting the Ship. At Noon Capt. Clarke left the Ship for Canton. PM Bent sails. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [Signed]

Sunday 22nd January.
Employed clearing the Gun Deck. At Noon Mustered the Ships Company bent the Stayrail. Anchored and sailed the H.C. Ship Woodford. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. JN. Whyte [Signed]

Monday 23rd January.
Strong breezes and constant Rain in the morning bent the Main Sail and received on board 24 Butts of Water, in the afternoon more moderate. Employed in stowing away the Water. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [Signed]

Tuesday 24th January.
Fresh breezes from the North and clear weather. Employed in receiving Teas on acct of the Hon Coy and getting ready for Sea, loosed Sails to dry. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday 25th January.
Light breezes & variable with fine weather. Gunner painting the Ship, came down the H,C. Ship Warley. Employed receiving n board the Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade, blocked up the After Hold & Caulked down the Fore Hatchway. Tradesmen as most useful. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [Signed]

Thursday 26th January.
First part light breezes from the North & misty with thick Cloudy threatening weather, employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo & blocked up the Gun Room. PM Strong breezes & Rain struck the Main Top Gallant out to fit the distinguishing Part. PM swayed it up again. Tradesmen as necessary, received on board Ship Stores. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [Signed]

Friday 27th January.
Strong breezes at the NW with continual Rain the first part, middle part variable & unsettled weather. Employed Painting the outside Blacked the bends & clearing Ship for Sea. Tradesmen as necessary, bent the Top Gallant Sails, Royals & Gaff Top Sails. At 5pm departed this life Antonio Antonio Seaman. Officers on board 1st & 4th. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford at second Bar

Saturday January 28th.
Fresh breezes from the NW with continual Rain throughout the 24 hours. Sent the body of the deceased to Whampoa to be interred. Cleared Hawse. Received on board the Chow Chow Chop Sundry Ships Stores. Tradesmen as necessary. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday 29th January.
Moderate breezes from NW with continual Rain. Received on board sundry Sea Stores & employed clearing the Ship for Sea. Tradesmen as necessary. Officers all on board. Draught of Water Fwd 22.4 Aft 21.1. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday 30th January 1804.
Light breezes with small Rain throughout employed clearing the Ship for Sea. AM Washed the Gun Deck. PM Set up the Top Mast Rigging Fore & Aft. Armourer making pact[?] bars. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. Draught of Water Fwd 22.5 Aft 21, 1 Came down a Country Ship. Officers on board 1, 2, 3 & 4th. C. Barnard [Signed]

Tuesday January 31st 1804.
Moderate breezes & continual Rain. AM came on board Capt. Clarke. 10 came on board Mr Prince Purser with the Hon Coys Packet, Noon Mr Bearing surveyed the Ship. Employed receiving Stores, Water & livestock & clearing the Ship for Sea. PM Hawse & hoisted the Cutter in. Capt. & all Officers on board. C. Barnard [Signed]

Wednesday February 1st 1804.
First part moderate from NW & Rain & latter fair. At 5am unmoored & hoved short on the Best Bower, condemned & cut up the Junk & bent the small Bower. At 11am Weighed & made Sail on the Flood but falling little wind soon after brought up with the Best Bower in 7½ fms. Just above Bocca, during the night light breezes & fine weather. Capt. & all Officers on board. Draught of Water Fwd 21 Aft 21.2. C. Barnard [Signed]

Thursday February 2nd.
First part light breezes from the ESE with fine weather. At 5 weighed and made Sail. 7 past the Bocca [Bocca Tigris] At 9 came to an anchor above Lanket [Lankeet] with the Best Bower in 5 fms Water latter light breezes & fine weather. At Noon Weighed & made Sail & worked down to Lintin & came to an anchor in 5½ fms. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday February 3rd.
First part light breezes & variable with fine weather. At 6am weighed & made Sail, at 10 past Lintin middle Squally The Commodore & fleet astern. At ½ past 5pm came to anchor under the Samcoke in 5 fms Water in Company with H.C. Ship Ganges bearing when at anchor Samcoke [Samcock] at SE to E ½ S dist 2 miles. Maccoa [Macao] Town NWbW½W. Lintin NbE½E the Extremes of the Land to the Southward SWbW½W. C. Barnard [Signed]

Saturday February 4th.
Light breezes from the NE with fine weather throughout. Emplayed painting Ship & clearing Ship for Sea & stowed the Sheet Anchors. At Noon Shortened in Cable. Mustered to Quarters. At 8pm Wore away to a third of a Cable, during the night fine weather. C. Barnard [Signed]

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Ship Wexford at Moccoa [Macao]

Sunday February 5th 1804.
Light breezes from the NE, the first part with fine weather at 8am the fleet in sight standing down from Lintin. AM scrubbed Hammocks. Noon Shortened a Cable. Middle & latter parts moderate breezes from the North. 2pm Wore away to a third of a Cable. AM Weighed & made Sail from under the Samcoke [Samcock] in Company with H.C. Ship Earl Camden & others. NB This Log contains only 12 hours to commence Sea Logs.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

Monday February 6th.
C&D SbW 25 miles. At 1am passed Potoe bearing East dist. 1½ miles. Could not distinguish the Commodore. Bent the Driver. Commodore SW 4 miles. Lat (obs) 21.35 North. C. Barnard [Signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday February 7th 1804.
C&D SW 107. The first part this 24 hours light breezes and clear weather the letter a fresh breeze and Squally. Hove too. Commodore WbS½S. Tacking. At 5pm in 3rd reef Fore and Main Top Sail double reefed the Mizzen Top Sail. Sick List 4. The Ocean made the Signal for 4 Sail bearing north. Exercised the first Division of Great Guns. 26 Sail in Company. Lat (obs) 19.55 N orth. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Wednesday February 8th 1804.
C&D SSW 180. First & middle part strong breezes and Squalls with frequent hard Showers of Rain. Latterly moderate & fair. Ship making 2 inches in 24 hours. Pumped Ship. Sick List 4. Exercised 2nd Division at Great Guns. Cleaned Gun Deck. A Strange Sail bearing SEbE. Squally & Rain. Commodore West 1 mile. Lat (obs) 17.19 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday February 9th 1804.
C&D South 173. Commodore made Signal to steer SbW. The first part this 24 hours moderate breezes and clear weather latter part fresh breezes and a swell from the East. Shortened Sail. Punished Antonio Lascar with 1½ dozen lashes for knocking two teeth out from the Tindal's head. Sick List 4. Lat (obs) 13.10 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Friday February 10th 1804.
C&D South 132. Pleasant breezes & fine weather throughout. Ship making 2 inches in 24 hours. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Gunner painting. Sick List 4. At daylight saw the land from the Mast Head abaft the beam. At 7am a high Mountain bearing N¼W. dist. 12 or 14 Leagues. At 8 the Mountain NWbN , Land to the SW At Noon the extremes of the Land at NbW to SWbW 2 small Islands NW½N & NNW¾W a high Mountain WbN½N dist. off shore 7 or 8 Leagues. Lat (obs) 11.50 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday February 11th 1804.
C&D SSW 162. Fresh breezes and clear weather throughout. At 2pm the Extremes of the Land at WSW to N½E. dist. off shore 7 Leagues. Pumped Ship. 6pm Hazy, the extremes of the Land NbE to NW the high land SbE dist. off shore 10 Leagues. At ½ past 6 the Commodore hauled up to W & WNW at the same time made several signals with Guns and light that we could not distinctly make out, took in all the small sails & in 3rd reefs of the Top Sails. At ¼ past 7 started after the Commodores light at Midnight closed up with the Camden shortened Sail to the Top Sails on the Caps, at daylight made Sail. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sick List 4. 27 Sail in Company. Commodore SW 1 mile. Lat (obs) 9.31 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Sunday 12th February 1804.
C&D SSW 177. Fresh breezes & fair 27 Sail in Company. Ship making 2 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 5. Ship laying too much along for performing Divine Service. At Noon mustered the Ships Company. Commodore SW 2 miles. Lat (obs) 6.26 North. C.Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday 13th February 1804.
C&D SSW 139. The first part this 24 hours fresh breezes and fine weather, middle Squally with heavy Rain, latterly fine. Commodore SW 3 miles. Made the Signal for Longitude. Armourer at the Forge. People employed under the Boatswain other Tradesmen as most necessary. Sick List 5 people. At daylight saw ye Commodore SWbS 3 miles. Lat (obs) 4.0 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday 14th February 1804.
C&D South 77. First & latter parts moderate breezes & cloudy, middle Squally & Rain. At ½ past 4 Commodore made Signal to keep close order and carefully watch his motions during the night as he may alter his course without making the Signal. Commodore made Signal to the Coutts to keep her station, repeated with a Gun. Commodore WbS 1 mile. Ship making 2 inches in 24 hours. Twenty Five Sail in Company. Commodore and Fleet lying too. Sick List 5. At 8am the body of Pulo Domar at Mast Head bearing East. Commodore SSW 1 mile. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Wednesday 15th February 1804.
C&D SbW 14. Light breezes & fine weather throughout. At ½ past Noon saw 5 Strangers in the SW Quarter – soon after the Signal that the Strangers were enemies. 1pm cleared Ship for Action. At 4h 20m, Commodore made Signal Keep your Hammocks up and People at their Quarters during the night. Pulo Aura WbN The strangers working to Windward at about 1am hove too to Windward of the Fleet. At daylight the Strangers lying too to Windward about 4 miles distance. 7h 30m Signal to form the order of Sailing two cables distance, by this time could plainly perceive the Strangers were in a line Battle Ship 2 Frigates a Corvette & Brig. At 7.45 Hoisted English Colours, 7.55 Enemy Hoisted French Colours. At 8 Enemy bore down & made Sail after the Fleet. The fleet standing in under easy Sail. 8h 10m Signal to steer SWbS. 8.55 Signal [Royal] George to come within hail. 9.00 prepare for Action. 10..20 Ganges to shorten Sail. 11.45 Warren Hastings make more Sail. 3.40 Keep in close order. In clearing for Action hove 25 Butts overboard. Pumped Ship. At Noon a little round Hill bearing WSW½W. Lat (obs) 1.40 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday 16th February 1804.
C&D SW 35. At 6 minutes past Noon the Warley Signal to Tack at the same instant the Royal George tacked 4 minutes after the Ganges, Camden & Alfred at the same time the Commodore Hailing the Wexford to Tack. Capt. Clarke immediately hailed the [Earl of] Abergavenny which was the next Ship on his Starboard Quarter & informed Capt. Wordsworth of it & requested him to keep his wind, at the same time put the Helm alee [leeside of] the [Earl of] Abergavenny not keeping the Wind sufficient that on board of her in stays & carried away the Wexford’s flying Jib which effectively prevented her Staying W—Ship immediately. At 14 minutes past Noon the Line of Battle Ship under the French rear Admiral Flag & frigates commenced firing at the Royal George. 15 minutes past Noon the Royal George & Ganges returned it. 20 minutes the Camden returned it, half past the Warley commenced firing & the Royal George made the Signal of being in want of immediate assistance. 45 minutes past the Enemy sheered off & made all possible Sail, the Whole fleet in chase of them. 2.50 Royal George made the Signal in a want of a Surgeon. 3.00 Commodore made the Signal to Tack soon after. With Hope's pendant. 3.30 gave up the chase & Tacked standing after the Commodore. Light breezes and fine weather throughout these 24 hours. At 7am Weighed & made Sail at ½ past 8am saw Pedra Branca bearing SWbS, at Noon Point Romano WbN¼ N. Bintang Hill SSE¼E. Mount Barbant NW Washed the Gun Deck. Lat [no entry]. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China to England

Friday February 17th 1804.
C&D WSW 57. Light breezes & fair throughout. Sick Report 4. Ship making 2 inches in 24 hours. At Noon Pulo Pisang NE Mount Formosa N29W Sounding 19, 20 & 15fms. Extremes of the Great Carimons S10E Pulo Pisang at W Tanjong Bo[u]lus East, Pulo Cocob N29E. dist. 4 mles. At daylight a big Sea NW. Lat (obs) 1.24 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday 18th February.
C&D NW 56. Light variable breezes with fine weather. Commodore WbS 2 miles. At 2pm came to anchor in 14fms of Water with the Best Bower bearing when at anchor Malacca Church N5W Outermost Water Island S50W During the night light land breezes & fine weather. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight. Lat (obs) 2.3 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England [at Malacca]

Sunday February 19th 1804.
Light land & Sea breezes with fine weather. AM Sent on shore a boat with empty Butts. Steaded the Ship with a large Kedge & 10 Inch hawses. Employed under the Boatswain making a splint on netting. Tradesmen as necessary. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday February 20th.
Light land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Received on board one boat load of Water. People employed under the Boatswain Setting up the Fore & Main Top Mast Rigging. Tradesmen and Sailmaker as necessary. Cooper setting up Butts. All Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday February 21st.
Land & Sea breezes with hard Squalls off the land with Rain, received the last part of the Water on board. People under the Boatswain clearing Ship for Sea & otherwise as most useful. Tradesmen and Sailmaker as most useful, Gunner painting. AM Commodore made the Signal for all Commanders. Capt. Clarke went on board and answered it. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday February 22nd 1804.
Light land & Sea breezes with fine weather. At 8am the Commodore made the Signal for sailing with a gun at Noon to Weigh. Weighed the Kedge and hove short on the Best Bower. NB This Log contains only 12 hours to commence Sea Logs. C. Barnard [signed]

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[Start of Sea Log]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday February 23rd.
C&D WNW 39. Light land & Sea breezes with frequent Squalls from off the land. Sick list 4. Ship making 2 inches in 24 hours. At 3pm Capt. Clarke came on board. At 5pm Weighed with the land breeze & made Sail. At ½ past 6 Malacca Church bearing E6N½N. Pumped Ship. People employed under the Boatswain as necessary. At Noon Parcelar Hill NW½W. Cape Richardo EbS½S. Lat (obs) 2.23 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday 24th February.
C&D NW 46. First part these 24 hours fine clear weather middle Squally & fair latterly fine. Commodore WNW 3 miles. At ½ past 3pm Parcella Hill NNW¼W, Cape Richardo SEbE¼E. Taken aback. At 2am Parcella Hill EbN½N. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Armourer at the Forge other Tradesmen as most useful. At Noon Parcella Hill E½N. Lat (obs) 2.51 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday 25th February.
C&D NNE 61. Light breezes & frequent had Squalls with heavy Rain. Ship making 2 inches in 24 hours. Sick List 8. Commodore SE¼ mile. Saw Pulo Arroe from the Deck bearing W½S, at 1.45 Struck Sounding on the Bank 13, 14, 15 & 16fms. Pulo Arroe WbS at ½ past 2 Long Arroe. AM passed a Strange Sail standing to the South. At 6am Round Pulo Arroe SWbS. Squally hard Rain. Aired the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 3.9 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Sunday February 26th 1804.
C&D NNW 40. First part hard Squally and middle & latter parts fine. Came to an anchor with the Best Bower in 10¼ fms, blue mud, the flood tide setting to ye SE 2 knots. At half past 8 the tide being made Weighed & made Sail with a light breeze Sick list 10 people. Squally & Rain. The weather not permitting to perform Divine Service. Lat (obs) 3.28 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday 27th February 1804.
C&D North 29. Light airs & Calms throughout with fine weather, Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 11. Came to with the Kedge in 31 fms. Pumped Ship. AM Exercised 3rd Division of Great Guns. At Noon the Sambelons at N25W to N9W. Poolo Dingding [Pulo Dinding] from N5E to N11E. Commodore not in sight. Lat (obs) 3.49 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday February 28th 1804.
C&D NW 45. Fine clear weather SW. Commodore NW 3 miles. At 6pm the Sambelons at NW½W to NW. Poolo Dinding N½W to NbE½E. At ½ past 5 brought up with the Kedge in 32 fms. At 9 Weighed & made Sail with land breeze. 4 Strange Sail in sight. At Noon Poolo Dingding [Pulo Dinding] EbS½S to SSE½E. At 10 found the Strangers to be HMS Albion & Sceptre with two Brigs. Hove to out Cutter & sent her with an Officer as per Signal and hove too with her Head to ye NNW. Lat (obs) 10.35 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Wednesday February 29th.
C&D NNW 22, In Cutter & made Sail. Light airs & variable throughout these 24 hours. Making 1 inch in 24 hours. Commodore NWbN 1 mile. At 6 came too with the Best Bower in 9 fms as per Signal. At 4pm saw the Island of Penang NNW. At ½ past 12 Weighed and made Sail as per Signal, Shortened Sail. At Noon Penang at N½W to NbE¾E. Commodore NNE 1 mile. Lat 4.57 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday March 1st 1804.
C&D NbW 42. Clear Sultry weather SW these 24 hours. Carpenters employed repairing the Jolly Boat. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain. At 11am sent the Yawl on board the Commodore. At Noon the Extremes of Penang at SSE to EbS½S. Lat (obs) 5.33 North. At 9 Commodore made Signal for a boat. At 4pm came to an Anchor in Penang Roads with the Best Bower. At ¼ past 4 Fort Cornwallis Flag Staff SSE. At 5 out long Boat & loaded her with empty Butts. During the night land breezes with Rain, Thunder & Lightning, Capt. Clarke went on shore with the Cutter. NB This Log contains 36 hours to commence Harbour Log. C. Barnard [signed]

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[Start of Harbour Log]

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Friday March 2nd.
Land & Sea breezes with frequent Showers of Rain. AM Dispatched the long Boat for Water. Set up the Top Gallant Rigging, otherwise employed as most necessary under the Boatswain, drawing & knotting Yarns. C, Barnard [signed]

Saturday Marsh 3rd 1804.
Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. The Yawl employed filling the daily expenditure of Water. PM the long Boat returned with Water cleared & hoisted her in. Cleared the Ship for Sea, At 1pm the Signal for Sailing. At 6 hoisted in all Boats. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday March 4th.
Land & Sea breezes, 7am Capt. Clarke came on board. At 6 the Signal to Weigh. At 11 Weighed with the Sea breezes. Employed working out. Noon the Flag of Fort Cornwallis SEbS the North end of Penang WSW Poolo Toocas [Pulo Teecoos] S½E dist off Penang Shore 5 miles. NB This Log contains only 12 hours to commence Sea Logs. B. Barnard [signed]

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday March 5th 1804.
C&D NNW 31. Land & Sea breezes SW during the night Squally and Rain. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Albion NWbW 1 mile. At ½ past 6am Warley made our Signal for a boat with an Officer. Commodore West . At 11am sent an Officer on board the Albion as per Signal. Light airs. Lat (obe) 5.49 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday 6th March 1804.
C&D NW 29. First part this 24 hours light airs, Calm & clear weather. Boat returned from the Commodore received a French Prisoner. Received Instructions & Signals from HMS Albion Capt. Ferrier. Squally with Rain wind variable. Sick Llst 11. At daylight the fleet very much dispersed. Taken aback. People employed as most useful. At Noon the Southmost of the Ladder [Ladda] Island EbS, the North most of the Bouton Islands NW¼W. Lat (obs) 6.15 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Wednesday March 7th.
C&D SSW 39. Light airs and variable and fine weather throughout these 24 hours. People employed as most necessary. Sailmaker middle stitching the Main Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Tradesmen as most useful. Commodore NWbW 1 mile. Sick List 11. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised the Great Guns. At 8am Poolo Bouton at NEbN to N½E. At ½ past 11am Signal to alter the Course 1 point to Starboard. Sent the Jolly Boat on board the Commodore. At Noon Poolo Ladda at EbN½N to EbN. Lat (obs) 6.12 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday March 8th 1804.
C&D WNW 57. Light airs & variable with fine weather. People and Tradesmen employed as necessary. Ick List 7. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At ½ past 6 Signal for Ships shorten Sail & close round the Convoy. At 6pm the Pulo Bu[u]ton islands at ENE to NE¼E. Commodore NW 2 miles. Lat (obs) 6.6 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Friday Mach 9th 1804.
C&D WbN 83. The first part this 24 hours light breezes & clear weather. the latter part moderate breezes & variable winds. At 1am the Albion made her Longitudinal Signal 97.36 East, Hope 97.41 & [Earl of] Abergavenny 97 --. Tradesmen & People as most useful. Sick List 8. At 9am Commodore made Signal for Ships on either Quarter to close the Convoy. Wind from the South. Lat ----. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday March 10th 1804.
C&D NEbE 90. First part light breezes and cloudy, middle Squally with thunder & lightning latterly fine. Signal to Tack. Sailmaker as before Carpenters on the Yawl. Armourer as necessary. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sick List 9. At 9am Signal for the Hope to lead on the starboard Line. Signal for the Convoy to continue on their course though the Ships of War act otherwise. The Coutts made the Signal for the Land bearing SSE. No Observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Sunday March 11th 1804.
C&D WbS 84. Moderate breezes East and fine weather throughout. At Noon mustered the Ships Company. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 5. Weeks expenditure of Water 1153 Galls. At 2am Commodore made the Signal to alter [course] 2 points to Starboard. At 10am Shorten Sail. Signal to continue the same course as the Commodore. & for Hope to lead. At ½ past 11 made Sail. The Duty of the Ship not permitting to perform Divine Service. Lat (obs) 6.40 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday March 12th.
C&D WbN 94. Moderate breezes NbE & clear weather throughout this 24 hours. Longitude per Albion 92.36 East Sick List 7. Unbent the Cables & stowed them. Shorten & made Sail occasionally. Signal to continue the same course. Lat (obs) 7.4 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday March 13th 1804.
C&D WbN 131. Pleasant breezes NbW and fine weather throughout. People employed as most necessary. Sailmaker as yesterday otherwise as most useful. At 1pm Signal for Longitude answered 90.57 East. Albion‘s Longitude 91 – East. Signal to continue the same course though the Ships of War act otherwise. Sick List 5. Surveyed & condemned a Cask of Beef. Commodore WNW 2 miles. Lat 7.34 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Wednesday March 14th 1804.
C&D WbN 117. Signal for Longitude. Hope’s Signal to come within hail. Hove too, made Sail. pleasant breezes NEbN throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised one Division of great Guns. Ship making one inch in the 24 hours. Carpenter repairing the Yawl. Sailmaker on the best Main Sail. Sick List 5. Lat 7.74 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday March 15th.
C&D WbN 84. Light breezes NNE throughout. Signal for all Masters with Instructions to Annul the Signal for Commanders of India Ships. Capt. Hove too. Clarke went on board HMS Albion. Lat (obs) 8.1 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England.

Friday 16th March 1804.
C&D West 67. Light breezes NbE & clear throughout these 24 hours. At 1pm Signal to make Sail after laying too. At ½ past 6pm Signal for Ships astern to make more Sail. Pumped Ship. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Fore Top Sail. Carpenters on the Yard and repairing the Mizzen Channel. Armourer at the Forge. People employed as most useful. Sick List 5. Lat 7.50 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday March 17th 1804.
C&D WbN 60. Light breezes SEbE & variable throughout with fine weather for the most part otherwise light Squalls Tradesmen as necessary. Sailmaker on the best Fore Top Sail. up Jolly boat. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 5. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised one Division of Great Guns. Lat (obs) 8.15 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Sunday 18th March.
C&D WbN 59. Light airs ESE and clear weather throughout his 24 hours. Confined Charles Webb on a Charge of Theft. Commodore WNW 2 miles. At ½ past 3 the Signal for Country Trade to part Company, at ½ past 4 Signal to close round the Commodore and haul the wind on the Larboard Tack. Sick List 4. Weeks expenditure of Water 1683 Galls. Taken aback. Saw the land bearing SW½S. At ½ past 11 made the Signal to Tack. Mustered the Ships Company. The Duty of the Ship interfering could not perform Divine Service. Lat (obs) 8.12 north. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday March 19th.
C&D SWbS 56. Light airs variable & clear throughout. Signal for Longitude 82.1 East. Sailmaker employed on the New Mizzen Top Sail. Tacked. Armourer at the Forge. People employed working up Junk. Sick List 4. Lat 8.17 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday March 20th.
C&D SSE 43. First part Calm otherwise light breezes SWbW. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Signal for Longitude & to steer SSE & for Ships astern to make more Sail. Exercised Great Guns. PM confined Wm. Blake, Captain's Cook in Irons. At 10 Signal Ships ahead to shorten Sail & join the Convoy. ½ past 10 Signal Ships astern to make more Sail. Released Wm. Blake from Confinement. Released Charles Webb from ditto the Surgeon reporting him unwell. Lat (obs) 7.34 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday March 21st 1804.
C&D ESE 36. Light airs from the South and clear weather. Hove too. Signal for Longitude 82.30 East. Tradesmen as for days past. People employed as useful. Sick List 5. AM Washed the Gun Deck. A Strange Sail in the SE Quarter. HMS Sceptre in chase. Lat (obs) 7.33 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday March 22nd.
C&D ESE 35. Light airs variable sultry & fine throughout. Signal for Longitude 82.47 East. People employed as most necessary. Sailmaker on the best top Gallant Sail. armourer & other Tradesmen as most necessary. Sick List 5. Wore as per Signal. Lat (obs) 7.43 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday March 23rd 1804.
C&D SW 56. First part light airs middle & latter light breezes variable and fair at South. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Gallant Sail. People as most useful. Tradesmen as necessary Sick List 2. Commodore SE 1 mile. Lat 7.23 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday March 24th.
C&D SW 78. Light breezes SW & clear. Signal for Longitude 82.33 East. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sick List 2. Sailmaker altering the Fore Top Gallant Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Wore as per Signal. Lat (obs) 6.36 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday March 25th 1804.
C&D SSE 91. Clear pleasant weather SWbW throughout. Signal for Longitude 82.56 East. At ½ past 8am the Ganges made the Signal of distress. Commodore made the Signal for the Royal George to stay by the disabled Ship. At 9 signal for the Royal George to Wear. At 10 Signal for leave to go ahead to set up my Rigging. Repeated ditto with the Camden’s Pendant to go ahead & look out SbW. A ½ past 11am the Sceptre took the Ganges in Tow. In consequence of the Ganges having sprung her Fore Top Mast therefore occasioning the Fleet to shorten Sail and the Ship laying a good deal along could not perform Divine Service. Expenditure on Water last week 1166 Galls. Commodore SE 1½ miles. Lat 5.32 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday March 26th 1804.
C&D SSE 97. Pleasant breezes SW & fine weather throughout. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 2. Swayed the Gaff up. People variously employed. Pumped Ship. Charles Webb being reported recovered by the Surgeon returned him to confinement. Lat (obs) 4.8 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday March 27th 1804.
C&D SbE 73. The first part this 24 hours Squally latter light breezes SW & clear weather. Signal to close round the Commodore out Jolly Boat. Sick List 2. In Jolly Boat. ¼ before 6am Sceptre made the Signal a Strange Sail bearing NEbE ditto Bombay Castle seeing one bearing SEbE. At 10am Exercised great Guns and Small Arms with powder Signal. At 11.45am Signal to annul the ditto. Lat (obs) 3.1 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday March 28th.
C&D S½W 59. Light winds SSW fine clear weather throughout. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker on the best Mizzen Top Sail. Carpenter repairing the Cutter. People employed as most useful. Other Tradesmen as most necessary. Sick List 2. At Noon Signal to bear away and Sail before the Wind SbW. At 10 Signal for Sworn Officers from each Ship and at 11 Signal to come within hail & to make more Sail. Commodore ESE ¼ mile. Lat (obs) 1.40 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday March 29th 1804.
C&D SbW 68. First & latter parts light breezes West middle squally. Signal for Longitude Mean 86.33 East. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Suck List 3. People employed working up Junk. Sailmaker on the old Fore Top Gallant Sail. tradesmen as necessary. Taken aback. At 7am Royal George‘s Signal to make more Sail. ½ past 7 Royal George Signal to close round the Commodore of the Convoy as near as possible as the Weather will admit. Commodore South 1½ miles. Lat 0.31 North. C. Barnard [signed]

[Crossed the Equator]

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Friday March 30th 1804.
C&D South 61. Light breezes from the West and clear weather throughout. Received some additional Signals from HMS Albion. Signal for a Boat with sworn Officer. Hove too. Made Sail. Pumped Ship. At 1pm punished Charles Webb with one dozen Lashes pursuant to the sentence of a Court of Enquiry. Sick List 4. Tradesmen as necessary. Commodore EbS 1 mile. Lat (obs) 0.46 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday March 31st 1804.
C&D SbW 93. Moderate breezes West and fine weather throughout. Signal for Longitude 86.39 East. People employed working up Junk and otherwise as requisite. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Top Gallant Sail. Armourer at the Forge. AM Washed the Gun Deck & exercised Great Guns. Sick Report 5. Signal Ships astern to make more Sail. Signal for Exeter & Hope to come within hail. Lat (obs) 2.27 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday April 1st 1804.
C&D SbW 72. First & latter parts moderate breezes & fine weather, middle Squally & Rain. Hove too to speak the Sceptre as per Signal. Made Sail. AM performed Divine Service. PM Confined Wm. Blake Capt’s Cook in Irons. Signal to close round the Commodore. At ¼ past 1pm Signal for the Ganges to come within hail. ½ past Signal for the Bombay Castle, Wexford & Warren Hastings to come within hail. At 2 Signal for a Midshipman from the Cumberland. AM Released Wm. Blake Capt’s Cook from Confinement. Last week’s expenditure of Water 1126 Galls. Lat (obs) 3.54 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday April 2nd 1804.
C&D SSW 86. The first part moderate breezes WNW & clear latter part light breezes. Signal for Longitude mean 86.45 East. Sick List 5. AM set up the Fore & Main Top Mast Rigging. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker repairing sails. Carpenter about the Boats. Commodore South ¼ miles. Lat (obs) 5.13 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday April 3rd 1804.
C&D SbE 20. Clear first and latter parts middle Squally & Rain. Sailmaker as yesterday Armourer at the Forge. Other Tradesmen as necessary. Jolly Boat out. Got up a cask of Spirits. Jolly Boat in. Calm. Pumped Ship. At 10am Commodore made the Exeter‘s Signal I am going to send a boat on board you & Hope‘s Boats came on board of ours. Calm. AM payed the Hawsers down into the Cable Tier. Lat (obs) 5.29 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday April 4th.
C&D SSW 40. Light airs & variable throughout with fine weather. Variously employed. AM Washed the Gun Deck, Tradesmen as necessary. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 4. Taken aback. Tacked as per Signal. Lat (obs) 5.41 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday April 5th 1804.
C&D South 24. Light airs variable throughout. Signal for Longitude 87.5 East. Sick List 4. Signal to steer South. Tradesmen & People as most useful. Lat (obs) 6.7 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday April 6th 1804.
C&D SbW 20. Light airs Northward variable with Squalls and frequent showers of Rain. Albion showed her Longitude 87.52 East. Sailmaker repairing the old Top Gallant Sail Armourer at the Forge. Carpenter repairing the Jolly Boat other Tradesmen as most useful. Sick List 4. Out Yawl to Tow. Lat (obs) 6.31 South C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday April 7th 1804.
C&D SW 7. Light airs & Calm throughout with fine weather. People variously employed AM Washed the Gun Deck Sailmaker repairing the Fore & Main Top Sails. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Commodore SWbW 3 miles. Tradesmen as necessary. Sick List 4. Calm. Lat (obs) 6.24 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday April 8th 1804.
C&D SSE 23. Light airs from the South & West. Signal for Latitude 87.43 East. Pumped Ship. Weeks expenditure of Water 981 Galls. Sick List 4. Performed Divine Service. Mustered the Ships Company. Lat (obs) 6.27 South C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday April 9th 1804.
C&D SbW 53. Light breezes West and clear weather throughout. Signal for Longitude 88.04 East. Signal to steer SbW. People employed as most useful Armourer at the Forge. Gunner painting the Cutter & Jolly Boat other Tradesmen as most useful. AM Found the Lashing of the Main Yard gone, got the Main Tackles & swayed the Yard up put a fresh Lashing on. Sick List 4. Signal for Ships to make more Sail. Lat (obs) 7.15 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday April 10th 1804.
C&D South 43. First & middle parts light breezes WNW and fair weather latter Squally & hard Squalls. Signal for Longitude 88.9 East. Signal for the Alfred Latitude 88.12 East. Out the Yawl. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 10am Signal to steer SSW. At 11 the Ocean to have carried away her Main Sail Yard. Split the Main Top Sail. Signal to the lead most Ships to shorten Sail for the Ganges to keep to Leeward. Signal to wear. At Noon could not see the Commodore. Squally. Sceptre SbW 1 mile. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday April 11th 1804.
C&D South 44. The first part light breeze variable from the West and Rain the latter part moderate breezes from the SE & clear weather. Sick List 7. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Commodore SSE 1 mile. Lat (obs) 8.23 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday April 12th 1804.
C&D SSW 119. First part hard Squalls & Rain middle & latter increasing breezes and fine weather. Shifted the Fore Sail with ye 2nd best. At ½ past 1pm Signal what is your Longitude by Chronometer. Noon signal to keep more to Leeward with the [Earl of] Abergavenny Pendant. 2 Signal for the Dorsetshire Longitude 89.34 East. At 2 Signal for the Abergavenny to keep more to Leeward. At ½ past 2 Signal for Ships to Windward to bear down into their stations with the Abergavenny‘s Pendant. At 3 oclock Signal to form the order of Sailing two Cables length Distant. At 10 minutes to 4 Signal for the Warley & Ganges to bear down into their stations. At ½ past 11 Shifted the Main Top Sail with the best. Lat (obs) 9.50 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday April 13th 1804.
C&D SW 144. Fresh Trade SE and cloudy weather throughout. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 7. At 7am Signal for Ships to Windward to bear down into their stations with the Camden‘s & Henry Addington‘s Pendants. Ditto for the Coutts to form the order of Sailing two Cables length distant. At ½ past 7 Signal for the Hope to keep more open order. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top Sail. People and Tradesmen as most necessary. Wexford to repeat Signals till counter Order. Lat (obs) 11.45 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday April 14th 1804.
C&D SW 150. Moderate Trade throughout under easy Sail. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Squally Commodore SbW ½ mile. Pumped Ship Sick List 7. At 10am Signal to close round the Commodore of the Convoy as near as the weather will permit. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. At Noon the Signal the fleet as permission to commune with each other Ships having occasion to set up their Rigging are take this opportunity. Lat (obs) 13.14 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday April 15th 1804.
C&D SWbW 143. Fresh breezes SE and fair throughout. Ship too unsteady to perform Divine Service. At ½ past 5 Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 8. Expenditure of Water last week 809 Galls Signal to the Dorsetshire to shorten Sail. At ½ past 10 Albion made Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation 82.2 East at 4pm. Lat (obs) 14.28 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday April 16th 1804.
C&D SWbW 118. A fresh steady Trade with cloudy weather and a swell at ye SE. People & tradesmen as necessary. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 8. At 25 minutes after 8am Signal what was your Variation. Ditto at 9am I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation 79.30 East at 7pm. Returned Joseph Guest Seaman to his duty. Lat (obs) 15.24 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday April 17th 1804.
C&D SWbW 121. First & latter parts fresh Trade SE middle hard Squalls with frequent hard Rain. At ½ past 11pm carried away the Main Top Sail Yard & split the Main Top stay Sail unbent the Sails and sent the Yard down. At 2am after having the spare yard Rigged in swaying it up found it so rotten that it was unfit for service. At daylight made Signal wanting speak the Commodore. At 7 spoke to the Albion & informed him of the nature of our distress, he immediately sent a spare Fore Top Sail Yard on board. At 9 swayed it up, bent the Main Top Sail & bent the best Main Sail. At 10 Set double Reef at Main Top Sail & Main Sail. Lat (obs) 16.22 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday April 18th 1804.
C&D SWbW 100. Light pleasant breezes with fine weather throughout. Commodore SW 2 miles. Armourer at the Forge Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail other Tradesmen as useful. At 10 minutes past 5pm Signal from the Commodore I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar observation. At 5.45pm Signal I am going to Reef. Sick List 5. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. AM Got the Main Top Sail Yard out of the Chains which a Chinese found to have several small springs in. Carpenter’s employed fishing it. At 9am made the Signal we ascertained the Longitude by Lunar. Commodore made the same. At ½ past 9 Signal for Ships astern to make more Sail. AM scraped and cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 17.3 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday April 19th 1804.
C&D SWbW 127. Strong breezes & Squally with frequent showers of Rain with a swell from the SW. Carpenter repairing the Main Top Sail Yard. Sailmaker on the Main Sail. Albion sent a boat on board us per Signal. Made Sail. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 15 minutes past 9am Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation 73. 53 East. At 25 minutes past 9 Signal to keep more open order. PM Confined a Lascar in Irons for Theft. At noon punished the above Lascar with 2 dozen Lashes. Shifted the Fore Top Sail with the best. Squally. Commodore SWbS ½ mile. Lat (obs)18.02 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday April 20th 1804.
C&D WSW 150. Fresh Trade SEbS and clear weather with a High Sea from the SE, under very easy Sail throughout for the Exeter. Signal for Longitude 72.22 East. Repeated Signals this 24 hours. At 7am No.188 to Henry Addington at 9am No.149 to the Warley. Sick List 6. Un-stowed the Larboard Booms and got the short Top Gall Mast out. Armourer at the Forge. Other Tradesmen as useful. Lat (obs) 19.18 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday April 21st 1804.
C&D WSW 128. First part fresh Trade SEbS and fine weather latterly decreasing. Sailmaker as yesterday. Armourer at the Forge other Tradesmen as necessary. At 35 minutes past 5pm Henry Addington Signal to form the order of Sailing two Cable Length distant. At ½ past 6pm Camden‘s Signal to bring up the rear of the Fleet & carry a light during the night at your Bowsprit end & keep as near in the centre as near as possible. Sick List 6. At 55 minutes past 6 Convoy Signal to the Dorsetshire are you in distress – answered yes – At 58 minutes past 6am No. 238 Sceptre with the Dorsetshire Pendant. At 35 minutes past 6am Commodore made the Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation. At ½ past 9 Signal to lye too on the Larboard Tack. At 10am Signal to make Sail after lying too. At ½ past 10 Signal to continue the same Sail though I act otherwise. AM Washed & cleaned the Gun Deck. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Lat (obs) 20.29 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday April 22nd 1804.
C&D WSW 106. Moderate breezes SSE & fine weather. Am Performed Divine Service. At Noon mustered the Ships Company. Out 2nd Reefs Top Sails. Out Boat to send on board the Camden. Hove too. Up Boat. Pumped Ship. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Expenditure of Water last week 766 Galls. Butts remaining 51. At ½ past 11am hove too on the Larboard Tack as per Signal. Variation for Amplitude 12.20. Variation for Azimuth 11.45. Commodore SW 1 mile. Lat (obs) 21.17 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday April 23rd 1804.
C&D WbS 125. Moderate Trade EbS and clear pleasant weather. [Numbered Signals to Dorsetshire, Alfred, Ganges, Hope & Sceptre]. At ½ past 7am No 11 to Wexford. At 10am Sceptre made the Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation 64.53 East at 9pm. Sick List 5. Carpenter employed in Fishing the Main Top Sail Yard. Armourer at the Forge. People knotting yarns etc.etc. Lat (obs) 22.6. South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday April 24th 1804.
C&D WbS 142. Pleasant Trade ESE and fine weather throughout. Repeated Signals this 24 hours. Carpenter Fishing the Main Top Sail Yard. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker as yesterday. Other Tradesmen as most useful. People employed knotting yarns and un-stowing the Starboard Booms. At ½ past 5pm Signal No 11 to the Ganges. At ditto the Wexford's Signal to bring up the rear of the Fleet and carry a light during the night at your Bowsprit end and keep as near in the centre of the rear as possible. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At ½ past 6am the Signal to the Abergavenny to come within hail. At ½ past 9am The Albion made the Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation. 62.2 East at 7pm. Commodore WbS 3 miles. Lat (obs) 22.53 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday April 25th 1804.
C&D WbS 87. Moderate breezes ESE 7 fine weather, Shifted the Main Top Sail with the old one. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 45 minutes past 6am Signal to steer more to Starboard. At ½ past 7am Signal to prepare to send boats to assist. And to lie too on the Larboard Tack. At ¾ past 7 Signal to send boats to assist. At 8 ditto the Fleet as permission to commune to other Ships having to set up their Rigging to take this opportunity. At ½ past 10 Signal for all Boats to repair on board their own Ships. At 25 minutes past 11am Signal to make Sail after lying too. Sick List 5. In Boats. At ½ past 11 Made Sail. Lat (obs) 23.27 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday April 26th 1804.
C&D WbS 92. Light breezes East. Sick List 5. AM Confined Wm Wise & L P Babbit on suspicion of Theft. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Carpenters employed about the Main Top Sail Yard. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker repairing Old Sails. Signal to steer West. Lat (obs) 23.50 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday April 27th 1804.
C&D West 89. First and middle light airs and cloudy with Rain latterly pleasant breezes from the North and fine weather. Taken aback. At 5pm Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy as the state of the weather will admit and in that position with particular attending to the Order of Sailing. At 7am signal to the Exeter. At 9pm Signal from the Sceptre At 5 minutes after 9 Signal No. 23 to the Exeter. At 40 minutes past 10 the Albion made the Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation 55.27 East at 10pm. At ½ past 10am Signal to make Sail after lying too. Carpenter on the Main Top Sail Yard and making a Studding Sail Boom. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker as yesterday, other Tradesmen as most necessary. People employed under the Boatswain knotting yarns. Lat (obs) 24.22 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday April 28th 1804.
C&D WSW 72. First part moderate breezes variable with light squalls. Middle & latter light breezes from the South. Surveyed & Condemned the spare Fore Top Sail Yard it being completely rotten. Signal to Tack. Tradesmen as necessary. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 6. At ½ past 1pm Signal to make more Sail. At 9am Signal I have ascertained the Longitude per Lunar Observation 54.45 East. AM Washed the Gun Deck and dried it with fires. Exercised Great Guns. Lat (obs) 24.28 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday April 29th 1804.
C&D West 25. The first and middle parts light airs the latter part Calm. At ½ past 2pm Signal for the Fleet to close round the Commander of the Convoy. At ½ past 3 repeated ditto with a Gun. At 3pm Signal for all Commanders. Lowered the Jolly Boat down. Capt. Clarke went on board the Albion, at 7 returned up Boat. Sick List 6. Expenditure of Water 811 Galls. At ½ past 8 out Jolly Boat Capt. Clarke went on board the Exeter. Lat (obs) 24.45 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday April 30th 1804.
C&D West 60. First & middle parts light airs and Calms latterly pleasant breezes from the North. Signal to steer West. At 1pm No 124. At 40 minutes past 1 No. 23 to the Exeter with the Interrogatory Pendant. [Several Numbered Signals to the Sceptre, Hope & Abergavenny] Sick List 6. Carpenter making a new Studding Sail Boom. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail other Tradesmen as most useful. People under the Boatswain. Un-stowing the Larboard booms and making points. Got a Cask of Spirits up. At 10 Capt. Clarke went on board the Exeter. Lat (obs) 25.24 South C. Barnard [signed]

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C&D West 70. No Signal for Latitude. First part light breezes middle & latter Squally with unsettled cloudy weather. A great deal of lightning from the WNW during the latter part of the night [Several numbered signals to the Sceptre, Wexford, Hope, Warley and Exeter]. At 10 out Cutter and sent on board the Exeter, at Noon returned hoisted her in, made Sail. Sick List 7. In Boats, Commodore ESE ½ mile. Lat (obs) 26. 03 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday May 2nd 1804.
C&D West 120. Moderate breezes with a swell from the South. Signal to steer WbN. Commodore WbS 1½ miles. People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker altering the Jib, Carpenter making a Fore Top Sail Yard other Tradesmen as most useful. Sick Report 7. At 20 minutes past 1am [numbered] Signals to Warley and Ganges. AM Washed the Gun Deck, Signal to steer West. Lat (obs) 26.16 South c. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday May 3rd 1804.
C&D West 154. First part moderate breezes SSE and cloudy middle & latter strong breezes with Thunder & Lightning and Rain. At ½ past 2pm Signal 13 to the Abergavenny. At ½ past 5pm Signal 188 to the Warren Hastings, Commodore SbW 3½ miles. Lat (obs) 27.20 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday May 4th 1804.
C&D WbS 177. Strong breezes East with hard Squalls & Rain for the first and middle parts latterly more moderate. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At ¼ past 4 Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy. AM Aired the Gun Deck with fires. Hard squalls & Rain. Lat (obs) 29.03 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday May 5th 1804.
C&D West 159. The first part fresh breezes East and cloudy the middle Squalls with Thunder Lightning & Rain, the latter fine weather. Commodore WSW1 mile. Unbent the Mizzen Top Sail, bent & set the new one, close Reefed. Signal Albion variation 25.30. Sick List 7. Tradesmen & People employed as most useful. Pumped Ship. Lat 30.02 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday May 6th 1804.
C&D West 56. First part light breezes& clear middle Squalls & Rain Thunder & Lightning latterly strong breezes and fine weather. The Alfred's boat came on board. Confined John Sammond [Salmon], Butcher in Irons for Neglect of Duty. [Many numbered fleet signals] Expenditure of Water in last week 859 Galls. Taken aback. Hove too under the Storm Stay Sail Sceptre NW ½ mile. Struck the Fore Top Gallant Yard & got the Gaff down. Sick Report 7. Lat (obs) 30.15 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday May 7th 1804.
C&D West 71. Strong breezes SWbW and squally throughout a heavy swell from the West. Tradesmen as most useful. Sailmaker making Storm Mizzen. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick Lit 8. At ¾ past 4 Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy, At 6am Signal for Ships astern to make more Sail. Got the Driver Boom in. Lat (obs) 30.10 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday May 8th 1804.
C&D WSW 194. Fresh breezes South and a heavy swell from the SW. [several numbered signals] Furled the Main Sail. Sick List 8. Carpenter employed about the new Fore Top Sail Yard. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain. Exeter made the Signal for having sprung a Top Mast. At ½ past 10 hove too for a boat from the Alfred, At Noon made Sail. Commodore South ½ mile. Lat (obs) 31.25 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday May 9th 1804.
C&D WSW 121. Pleasant breezes with squalls at times throughout. [Many numbered signals for Dorsetshire, Royal George, Abergavenny & Camden] Sick List 6. Carpenter on the Fore Top Sail Yard. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. People employed under the Boatswain as most useful. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 32.30 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday May 10th 1804.
C&D West 112. First part moderate breezes SE middle & latter light breezes & fine weather. AM set up the Bobstays Fore and Fore Top Mast Stays, Main & Main Top Masts and set up the Main & Main Top Mast Rigging. Sick List 7. Tradesmen as necessary. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 10 minutes past 2pm Signal to steer as appointed by the compass Signal West. At 11am Signal the fleet have permission to commune with each other Ships having occasion to set up their Rigging are to take this opportunity. At ½ past 6am The Wexford's Signal to steer more to Starboard. Commodore ESE 1 mile. Lat (obs) 33.11 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday May 11th 1804.
C&D West 63. The first part light airs Eastward and clear weather the middle & latter parts moderate breezes and clear. Out Jolly Boat. In Jolly Boat. Sick List 8. At ½ past 6am Signal No. 95. At 7am No. 18 to the Wexford. Tradesmen and People as for days past. Commodore NW 2 mles. Lat (obs) 33.05 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday May 12th 1804.
C&D SW 85. Moderate breeze WNW and cloudy weather with frequent Squalls & Rain . Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. AM Cleaned and scraped the Gun Deck, Sick List 8. At ½ past 5am Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy. Signal to keep in closer order. Carpenter making a new Studding Sail Boom. Armourer at the Forge, other Tradesmen as most useful. Lat (obs) 33.20 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday May 13th 1804.
C&D SSW 56. Light breezes and Calm middle light breezes latter moderate & fine weather throughout, Swell from the SW. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At ½ past 6am Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy. At 8 Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation 30.3 at 7pm, Sceptre 30.36 at 4pm. Expenditure of Water last week 880 Galls. Performed Divine Service. At Noon made Sail. Lat (obs) 33.40 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday May 14th 1804.
C&D West 65. Light breezes NE and variable with clear weather. [Several numbered Signals] Tradesmen and People as for days past. Signal for the Royal George to make more Sail. Commodore WbS 2 miles. Lat 34.20 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday May 15th 1804.
C&D West 142. First part light breezes South and clear middle & latter increasing with fine weather. At 7am Signal for the Sceptre to Chase. At ¼ past 5pm Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy. At 9am Signal to continue the same course though I do otherwise. Carpenters & other Tradesmen as for days past. People employed under the Boatswain as most necessary. Sick List 7. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Seeing a Stranger. Signal to steer WNW. Lat (obs) 35.31 South. [not signed off]

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Wednesday May 16th 1804.
C&D WSW 140. First part fresh breezes NE middle moderate latter string breezes fair throughout. Washed the Gun Deck. Tradesmen as necessary Sailmaker on the Main Sail. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At ½ past 7am Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation. At Noon in 3rd reef Main Top Sail and handed the Main Sail. Taken aback. Lat (obs) 36.47 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday May 17th 1804.
C&D WSW 66. Fresh breezes NW the first part & clear the middle part light breezes a heavy Swell from the West and Rain towards Noon steady breeze from the Westward and clear weather. The People employed in hoisting Water out of the Lazaretto. [several numbered signals] Wore as per Signal. Sick List 6. Commodore West ½ mile. Made Sail. Lat (obs) 37.25 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday May 18th 1804.
C&D WSW 81. First and middle parts pleasant breezes WbS clear latterly fresh Gale from the north & west. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sailmaker repairing the Main Sail. Commodore SW 1 mile. At ½ past 9 Signal to keep in close order. At 1am Signal for Ships to Leeward endeavour to join the Fleet. At 7am Signal to Tack. Reefed the Fore Sail and Main Sail. Sent down the Fore Top Gallant Yard. Handed the Fore and Mizzen Top Sails and close reefed the Main Top Sail. Lat (obs) 36.47 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday May 19th 1804.
C&D WbS 44. First part strong Gales & hard Squalls with Rain middle more moderate latter light breezes and weather. Scraped the Gun Deck. Handed Top Sails. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 8. At 4pm Signal to Wear. At ½ past 4 Signal to close round the Convoy. At ¼ past 5 Signal to make sail after lying too. At 8 Signal for the Ships astern to make more Sail with a Gun. At ½ past 10 Signal to steer the Course appointed. At Noon Sounded 90 fms Green sand & small shells. Lat (obs) 36.11. South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday May 20th 1804.
C&D WSW 76. The first part Light breezes Westward & variable and a heavy Swell the middle moderate breezes from the West clear weather the latter fresh Gales and clear. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 7. Pumped Ship. At 1am Signal 131 at ½ past 10 Signal 180 Albion made 29.26 at 2pm. Reefed the Main Sail 7 set it. A strange Sail SSE. Swayed up the Gaff. Commodore West 1 mile. Lat (obs) 36 28 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday May 21st 1804.
C&D WSW 69. First & middle parts strong Gales with Squalls and Rain at times. Latterly moderate and cloudy. At ½ past 12am signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy. At ½ past 5am Signal for Ships astern to make more Sail. At 50 minutes past 8am Signal to form the order of Sailing with a Gun. Set the Fore & Mizzen Top Sails. Commodore NW 2 miles. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 7 People. Expenditure of Water last week 911 Galls. No Observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday May 22nd 1804.
C&D NNW 155. Fresh breezes SE & fair throughout. People variously under The Boatswain. Commodore SW ¼ mile. Pumped Ship. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Signal to steer NW. Backed the Main Tip Sail & made Sail. Lat (obs) 35.15 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday 23rd May 1804.
C&D NNW 56. The first part light airs ENE the middle & latter parts light airs from Westward and a thick Fog. [several numbered signals] Scraped and cleaned the Gun Deck. Towards Noon cleared up the Fleet in Company. Commodore fired a Gun he was not in sight a thick Fog, another Gun. Lat 34.30 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday May 24th 1804.
C&D NNW 37. First and middle light breezes with Fog latterly clear. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker on the Main Sail other Tradesmen as most useful. [some numbered signals] People variously employed getting up Water from the Lazaretto etc. etc. AM Capt. Clarke opened his Packet from the Secret Committee. Sick List 6. Shifted the Fore Top Gallant Mast. Got the Mizzen Top Gallant Yard up. Lat (obs) 33.54 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday May 25th 1804.
C&D NW 88. First pat light breezes n variable. Middle and latter fresh breezes and Squally swell from ye NW. People & Tradesmen as necessary. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 6. At 5pm Signal for Ships ahead to bring too. Lat (obs) 33.59 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday May 26th 1804.
C&D North 89. Fresh breezes NNW Down Fore & Mizzen top Gallant Yards. Squally Taken aback with wind from SW, Wore. Sick List 9. Albion’s Lunar Observation 14.50 East at 5am. At Noon In Reef Fore and Mizzen Top Sails. Lat (obs) 33.00 South C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday May 27th 1804.
C&D NE 96. Fresh breezes NWbN and cloudy weather throughout. Weather too unsettled to perform Divine Service. [several numbered signals] At Noon mustered the Ships Company. Expenditure of Water 904 Galls. Lat (obs) 31.36 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday May 28th 1804.
C&D WbN 26. First moderate breezes middle & latter light airs and Calms with hazy weather & heavy swell from the West. People under the Boatswain, Tradesmen and Sailmaker as most useful. Calm. Ship makes 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 8. At 3pm Signal to Tack. At 4pm the Wind comes fair during the night steer the Course appointed by Compass signal NNW. Lat 9obs) 31.11 South C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday May 29th 1804.
C&D NW 58. From Noon till 6pm Calm and heavy swell from the West the remaining part Light breezes from South and clear weather. Sick List 7. Tradesmen & People employed as most useful. [several numbered signals] Signal to steer NWbN. Got the Driver Boom out. Commodore West 2 miles. Lat (obs) 31.16 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday May 30th 1804.
C&D NW 139. Pleasant breezes and fine weather throughout. Up Mizzen Top Gallant Yard. At ½ past 12pm [Albion] I have ascertained by Lunar Observation 15.2 East at 4am. At 5pm Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Carpenters employed as most useful. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker repairing the old Sails. Caulker caulking the Starboard Side. Unbent the New Jib and bent the old one. AM got up the Ships Spirits. Commodore West ½ mile. Lat (obs) 29.49 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday May 31st 1804.
C&D North 127. First & middle parts pleasant breezes SEbS & fine weather. AM Shifted the Fore Top Sail with the worst. Washed the Gun Deck. Tradesmen and Sailmaker as necessary. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 8. At ½ past 1pm Signal I have ascertained by Lunar Observation 13.18 Est at 9am. At 4 Signal to shorten Sail. Commodore East ½ mile. Lat (obs) 28.23 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday June 1st 1804.
C&D NNW 93 The first part light airs SW and variable the middle & latter parts moderate & Cloudy. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. [some numbered signals] Sick List 8. Gunner painting the Quarters. Armourer at the Forge. Cooper at the Butts, people under the Boatswain. Lat (obs) 27.9 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday June 2nd 1804.
C&D NNW 136. Pleasant Trade SbE and fine weather throughout. Sailmaker on the Main Sail other Tradesmen as most useful. People employed under the Boatswain Tarring the Rigging. Gunner painting the Starboard Side. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 8. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Unbent the Main Sail. Lat (obs) 25.26 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday June 3rd 104.
Pleasant breezes SSE cloudy weather throughout at 11am Commodore made the Signal for seeing a Strange Sail. Pumped Ship. At ½ past 2 Signal I have ascertained the Longitude per Lunar Observation. At 20 past 5 Signal for Ships ahead to shorten Sail. At Noon Signal to steer NWbN. Sceptre in Chase. Expenditure of Water last week 930 Galls. Lat (obs) 23.42 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday June 4th 1804.
C&D NWbN 137. Moderate breezes SEbS and cloudy under easy Sail for the Ships astern. People under the Boatswain, Armourer at the Forge, Cooper at the Butts. Sailmaker repairing the old Mizzen Top Sail. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Shortened Sail. Sick List 5. Lat (obs) 22.7 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday June 5th 1804.
C&D NNW 113. Pleasant breezes and cloudy weather throughout. At ½ past 1pm Signal I have ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Observation. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 6. Sailmaker repairing the Mizzen Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Carpenters as most useful. People employed under the Boatswain. Getting Water up from the Lazaretto. Lat (obs) 28.41 South. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday June 6th 1804.
C&D NNW 82. Light breezes SE & cloudy weather throughout Employed Serving the Best bower Cable making new Stocks for the Best Bower Anchor, Gunner painting, Armourer at the Forge. Shortened Sail as per Signal. PM Confined Edward Shannon Seaman for striking the Boatswain Mr Gillingham. Sick List 5. At 5pm Signal for Ships ahead to bring too. At ½ past 5 Signal to close round the Commander of the Convoy. Commodore NbE 1 mile. No Observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday June 7th 1804.
C&D NNW 112. Light breezes SSE and cloudy latter moderate breezes. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Tradesmen and People employed as necessary, got the Larboard Bower Anchor into Stock. Shortened Sail as per Signal. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday June 8th 1804.
C&D NNW 158. A pleasant Trade SE and fine weather throughout. Carpenter as most useful. Armourer at the Forge. Other Tradesmen as necessary. Gunner Painting the Quarter Deck. At 45 minutes past 1am Signal for headmost Ships to shorten Sail. PM Released the prisoner Edward Shannon from Confinement. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. AM Bent the Best and Small Bower Cables and un-stowed the Anchors. Lat (obs) 16.28 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday June 9th 1804.
C&D NWbN 148. Pleasant breezes SE and cloudy weather throughout this 36 hours. At Daylight saw St Helena bearing WNW dist 9 or 10 Leagues. At 8.45am Barns Point N60W. At ½ past 11 abreast Barns Point. At 10am past Maunders Fort, at ½ past 1 brought up with the best Bower under the ladder – in 20fms Water. ½ Cable Service. The Flag Staff in St James Valley ESE ½ mile, dist from shore ¼ mile. Maunders Fort E½S Leman Valley SW½S. draught of Water 21 feet Aft 20 feet Fwd. Commodore astern could not distinguish his light. Lat (obs) 15.55 South. PM Out Launch and moored Ship with a 9 inch hawser and Kedge. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday 10th June 1804.
Light airs from the SE with frequent Showers of Rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck. received on board 8 Butts of Water, at Sun Set down Top Gallant Yards. Capt. And all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday 11th June.
Light airs and cloudy, employed Stowing Water in the Lazaretto. Received 26 Butts of Water Armourer at the Forge. Caulker upon the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Sail. Carpenter Fitting the False Gun. Sick List 9. Capt. and all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday June 12th.
Light airs and cloudy. Employed in receiving and stowing Water in the Lazaretto. Received 32 Butts. Tradesmen as yesterday. Completed Watering the Ship, Captain and all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday June 13th.
Light airs with frequent Showers of Rain. Employed in stowing Water upon the Gun Deck and under the Boatswain. Sent on Shore the St Helena Stores. Tradesmen as for days past. Capt. And all Officers on board. At 8am Signal from the [HMS] Plantagenet for a Sworn Officer with Convoy Instructions.

Thursday June 14th 1804.
Light airs and cloudy weather. Employed under the Boatswain Blacking the Yards Bends etc. Armourer at the Forge. Caulker upon the Gun Deck. Cooper setting up Butts. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Sail. Gunner and mates painting. Returned the Albion her Fore Top Sail Yard. Sick List 11. Capt. And all Officers on board. At 8am Signal for a Sworn Officer. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday June 15th 1804.
Light breezes from the SE and clear weather throughout. People employed under the Boatswain. PM Hoisted the Launch in. Tradesmen as yesterday. Capt. And all Officers on board. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday June 16th.
Light breezes and clear weather. Employed under the Boatswain as most useful At Noon crossed the Top Gallant Yards, Bent Sails. 11am Signal for a Sworn Officer. Tradesmen as for days past. Capt. And all Officers . PM Confined on Irons Wm. Blake & Rob’t Middlemast (Seamen). C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday June 17th.
Squally with frequent Showers of Rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Confined in Irons Jno Salman & Mr Wise for breaking their Liberty. Capt. and all Officers on board. At 8pm Received on board Mr Prince with the Dispatches . C . Barnard [signed]

Monday June 18th.
Squally with a little Rain. At 4pm Signal to unmoor at ¼ before 5am Signal to Weigh, outward and leeward most Ships. First at 6 Boats unmoored Ship, at 7 Weighed and ran out in the offing at 9 hove too. St James Valley bearing South dist 5 or 6 miles.

Monday June 18th Unbent the Cables and stowed the Anchors. Run from the Ship Joseph Guest Seaman. C&D NNW 6. Draught of Water Fwd 20.6 Aft 20.9. Lat (obs) 15.44 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday June 19th 1804.
C&D NNW 104. Moderate winds SSE & cloudy. At 5am the extremes of St Helena from S15E to S32E distance 9 or 10 Leagues. At 4 Signal for Ships astern to make more Sail. At 6am [numbered Signals]. Tradesmen and People employed as most useful. Under Easy sail the whole of this 24 hours for the fleet. Sick List 7. Released the Prisoner out of Confinement, Shortened Sail. Lat (obs) 14.29 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday June 20th 1804.
C&D NNW 133. Moderate wind SSE and cloudy. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. [several numbered signals] At Daylight out Reefs found the Main Top Sail Yard sprung employed putting Rattans on it at noon the Yard being secured, in 2nd reef the Main top Sail. Sick Report 8. Lat (obs) 13.7 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday June 21st 1804.
C&D NNW 144. Fine pleasant Trade East throughout. AM took the ½ Service the Best Bower Cable. Commodore NbE 1 mile. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most useful. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 6. At ½ past 3pm Signal Ships astern to make more Sail. Lat (obs) 11.39 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday June 22nd 1804.
C&D NNW 96. First part Pleasant breezes ENE & latter light breezes and fine weather throughout. AM shifted the Main Top Sail Yard with the Cross Jack Yard. People otherwise under the Boatswain. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At ½ past 3pm Signal for Ships astern to make more Sail. Sick Report 6. Tradesmen variously employed. Lat (obs) 10.30 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday June 23rd 1804.
C&D NNW 79. The first part light ESE & cloudy the latter part a moderate Trade. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Exercised the Great Guns. Small Rain . Commodore North 1 mile. At ½ past 9am Signal for Ships astern to make more Sail. Lat (obs) 9.30 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday June 24th 1804.
C&D NNW 110. First part light airs middle & latter pleasant breezes East with fine weather, Hove too Signal to lay too on the Star board Tack. Made Sail after lying by. Sick Report 6. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. AM Performed Divine Service. Expenditure of Water last week 726 Galls. At 6am the Alfred made the Signal for seeing Land. At ½ past 6 saw the Island of Ascension bearing NW½N distance 16 or 7 Leagues. At Noon the Island of Ascension at NWbN to WNW. Lat (obs) 8.4. South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday June 25th 1804.
C&D NNW 114. Pleasant breezes variable SE and fine weather throughout. People variously employed under the Boatswain. At ½ past 5pm the extremes of Ascension at SSE to S½W. The Peak SbE dist. about 5 Leagues. Sick Report 7. Tradesmen as necessary. Signal to continue the same course though I act otherwise. Lat (obs) 6.35 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday June 26th 1804.
C&D NNW 150. Moderate breezes EbS and clear weather. Shortened Sail occasionally for the fleet. At ½ past 2pm Signal for Ships ahead to shorten Sail & close round the Commander of the Convoy. Sick Report 5. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. People employed under the Boatswain making Boarding Netting. Tradesmen as necessary. Lat (obs) 4.39 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday June 27th 1804.
C&D NNW 143. Fine fresh Trade SSE and pleasant weather throughout. People under the Boatswain making Boarding Netting. Caulkers caulking the Waterway seams in the Larboard Waist. Tradesmen as yesterday. Commodore NNE 1 mile. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sick Report 7. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At ½ past 6am Signal to steer NbW. Lat (obs) 2.49 South. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday June 28th 1804.
C&D NbW 161. First & latter pleasant breezes SE and fine weather. Squally. Employed under the Boatswain making Boarding Netting an as necessary. Tradesmen & Sailmaker as most useful. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 9. [numbered Signal No. 42] Lat (obs) 0.25 South. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday June 29th 1804.
C&D NbW 141. Moderate Trade SE and clear. At 20 past 2pm Signal for Ships ahead to Shorten Sail. [several numbered signals] Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick Report 8. Tradesmen and People employed as yesterday. Lat (obs) 2.07 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Saturday 30th June 1804.
C&D NBW 145. Pleasant Trade SEbS. People under the Boatswain as most useful. Tradesmen at their different occupations. AM Washed the Gun Deck, Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick Report 7 People. Lat (obs) 4 29 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Sunday July 1st 1804.
C&D N½W 119. Pleasant breezes SE variable and cloudy throughout. Expenditure of Water last Week 882 Galls. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 6. Performed Divine Service. AM Mustered the Ships Company. Lat (obs) 6.28 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday 2nd July 1804.
C&D North 120. The first part moderate breezes SbW and cloudy from 11pm to 4am dark Squally weather, the latter part a steady breeze from the SW & cloudy. Variable and dark cloudy weather repeated the Signal to haul to the Wind and make Sail. Sick Report 8. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. [several numbered signals] the Whalers far astern. No Observations. Lat (obs) 8.17 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Tuesday July 3rd 1804.
C&D NbW 83. Light breezes SW variable with Squalls and Rain for the most part. At ½ past 12pm Signal for Ships astern to make more Sail. AM cleaned the Gun Deck and dried it with fire. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick Report 8. Commodore fired two Guns NNW 1 mile. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday July 4th 1804.
C&D NbW 45. First and middle parts Squally and for most part Rain latter light breezes variable Westerly and fair, tradesmen as most useful. Sailmaker on the Fore Top Sail. Sick List 8. Ship making I inch in 24 hours. At ¼ past 8 Signal for an Officer, down Jolly Boat. Sent Mr Sykes 3rd Officer on board. AM Washed the Gun Deck. At 10 Boat returned with additional Signals. At ½ past 11 up Boat and made Sail. Lat (obs) 10.21 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Thursday July 5th 1804.
C&D WbN 52. Variable light breezes SE & clear. At ½ past 7am the Royal George made the Signal for a Strange Sail and at ½ past 8 the Abergavenny made the Signal for ditto. At same time saw two Sail from the Masthead the Eliza Whaler headed to the Wind to speak them. At 10 saw the two Ships from the Deck standing to the Southward. At ½ past 5 pm for the Ships on the Convoy to close nearer together. At 6am no 92. At ½ past 6am No 130. And Convoy Signal for Ships on either Quarter to close. Signal to steer NNW. Tradesmen and People as most useful The Eliza and the Ships bearing East. Sick Report 10 people. Lat (obs) 10.49 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Friday July 6th 1804.
C&D NNW 79. First & middle pat Squally with hard Rain. Latterly light airs at East and fine weather. Sailmaker repairing the Best Main Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge, other Tradesmen as most useful. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck & dried it with fires. Sick Report 12. People employed making Wads & otherwise as most useful. Lat (obs) 12.00 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Saturday July 7th 1804.
C&D NNW 23. Light breezes and Calms with continual Rain. Lightning. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 50 minutes past 3pm Signal No 42. Sick Report 12 people. Fog. Signal to Tack & lie by on the Starboard Tack. Lying too. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Sunday July 8th 1804.
C&D NbW 20. Light airs variable and Rain in the first pat the middle part Calm & clear latter breezes at NE and clear weather. At ½ past 12pm Signal to make Sail after lying by. At ½ past 5am the Cumberland made Signal for seeing a Strange Sail bearing NE. At Noon mustered the Ships Company. Expenditure of Water last week 827 Galls. At ½ past 10am saw the Stranger from the Deck bearing NWbN. At Noon the Stranger bearing NWbW. Lat (obs) 12.11 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Monday July 9th 1804.
C&D NNW 75. Moderate breezes NE and cloudy for the most part. Sailmaker on the Main Top Sail. Armourer at the Forge, other Tradesmen as most necessary. People employed under the Boatswain making Matts and as useful. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick Report 9 people. Lat (obs) 12.32 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Tuesday July 10th 1804.
C&D NW 91. First & Middle parts pleasant Trade NNE latter light breezes and Rain. AM Found the Main Top Mast Trestle Trees sprung. Sent down the Top Gallant Yard and Mast and struck the Main the Main Top Mast. Carpenter & crew fitting new ones, other Tradesmen as necessary. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Bombay Castle made the Signal for a Strange Sail bearing WSW. No Observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Wednesday July 11th 1804.
C&D NNW 76. The first part wind variable and Squally, the middle and latter part squally & clear weather. PM fitted the Main Top Mast new Trestle Trees. Fidded the Main Top Mast and Main Top Gallant Mast and swayed the Main Top Sail Yard up. Top Gallant Yard up & made Sail. Sick Report 10. At 35 minutes past 12pm Convoy Signal to close round together. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Exercised Great Guns. Lat (obs) 14.40 north. C. Barnard [signed]

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Thursday July 12th 1804.
First & middle parts moderate breezes SEbE and cloudy with small Rain at times, latterly fresh Trade. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Top Gallant Sail. Armourer at the Forge, other Tradesmen as most necessary. Unbent the Driver and bent the Mizzen. People employed under the Boatswain as most useful. At ½ past 5pm Convoy Signal for Ships to windward to bear down into the wake of the Commodore. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick Report 9. Lat (obs) 16.07 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday July 13th 1804.
C&D NbW 102. Fresh breezes NEbE & Squally throughout. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 9. People under the Boatswain and Sailmaker as most useful. AM Ships on either Quarter to close the Convoy. AM Surveyed and Condemned the old 10 inch Hawse measuring 81fathoms. Lat (obs) 17.50 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday July 14th 1804.
C&D North 116. Moderate Trade ENE and cloudy. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick Report 9. Washed the Gun Deck. Shifted the Main Top Gallant Sail. Lat (obs) 19.55 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Sunday July 15th 1804.
C&D NbW 132. Fresh Trade ENE and pleasant weather throughout the 24 hours. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick Report 8. The Ship lying down so much could not perform Divine Service. Expenditure of Water last week 956 Galls. At 9am He made the Signal having ascertained the Longitude by Lunar Showed 30.58 at 5am. Lat (obs) 22.14 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday July 16th 1804.
C&D North 128. Fresh Trade East and hazy weather throughout. People under the Boatswain making Boarding Netting. Tradesmen and Sailmaker as most useful. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. AM Signal for Wexford to pick up a Boat. Signal to steer NbW. Lat (obs) 24.12 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday July 17th 1804.
C&D NNW 106. The first part moderate Trade NEbE. And clear weather, the middle & latter parts Light winds and variable. Sick Report 5. [several numbered signals] At 20 minutes past 11 Ocean made the Signal for seeing a Strange Sail bearing NW. Sailmaker repairing the Driver, other Tradesmen as most useful. People employed under the Boatswain making Boarding Netting. A Strange Sail in the NW Quarter in sight from the Mast head. Lat (obs) 25.20 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Wednesday July 18th 1804.
C&D NNW 93. Moderate breezes NNE and cloudy weather for the first part middle & latter pleasant and fine. Sailmaker repairing the Driver other Tradesmen as useful. People employed under the Boatswain making Points. AM Washed the Gun Deck Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 5. Lowered the Jolly Boat and sent her on board the Plantagenet. At 6am Signal No 72. The Stranger in the fleet. Up Boat and made Sail. Commodore East ¾ miles. AM Confined in Irons John Missen on suspicion of Theft. Signal to steer NbE. Lat (obs) 26.27 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday July 19th 1804.
C&D NNE 9. Fresh breezes ESE & Squally the first & middle parts latter moderate and cloudy with frequent Showers of Rain. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 5. Pumped Ship. Employed under the Boatswain Rousing up the Small Bower and Sheet Cables. Lat (obs) 27.59 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Friday July 20th 1804.
C&D NbE 93. Moderate and clear EbS this 24 hour. At 2.20pm Convoy Signal for Ships to Windward to bear down in the Wake of The Commander of the Convoy. 5.50pm Signal to close round the Commodore and observe his motions during the night. People employed under the Boatswain in making Boarding Netting etc. Sailmaker on the Main Sail other tradesmen as necessary. Sick Report 5. Ship making 1 inch in 24 ours. Bent the Driver & set it. Lat (obs) 29.52 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday July 21st 1804.
C&D NbE 121. Fresh Trade EbN throughout with Squalls and Rain at times. Tradesmen employed as yesterday. People employed under the Boatswain making Points. Shortened Sail. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 5. AM Washed the Gun Deck. PM Held Court of Enquiry on John Messen but the charge not being fully proved remanded him in confinement. Lat (obs) 31.52 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Sunday July 22nd 1804.
C&D NNE 135. Fresh breezes EbS with frequent Squalls and Showers of Rain. At 11am saw a strange Sail bearing NEbE . At Noon the Stranger in the fleet and hoisted Prussian Colours. The Commodore’s Boat on board. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 3.20pm convoy Signal for ships ahead to Shorten Sail and close the Convoy. [several numbered signals] Squally, could not perform Divine Service. Weeks expenditure of Water 968 Galls. Commodore NE ½ mile. AM Released John Messen seaman from confinement without punishment. Signal to steer NEbN. Lat (obs) 34.18 North JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday July 23rd 1804.
C&D NE 145. Moderate breezes SEbE and clear weather throughout. Sick Report 4. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours People employed under the Boatswain. Armourer at the Forge and altering the best Mizzen Top Sail, other Tradesmen as most useful. Lat (obs) 36.47 North C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday July 24th 1804.
C&D NE 100. Moderate breezes East fine & clear for the most part. Tradesmen employed as yesterday. People under the Boatswain otherwise as most useful. Carpenter and Crew putting Battens on the spare Main Top Sail Yard. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 4. At 11.2am a Convoy Signal to close round the Commander. Set up the Main & Mizzen Top Mast Rigging. Lat (obs) 38.33 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Wednesday July 25th 1804.
C&D NE 57. Light breezes variable and fair throughout. PM Shifted the Fore Sail with the Best. AM Washed the Gun Deck and Shifted the Top Sails with the best. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 5am the Ocean Signal for seeing a Strange Sail bearing NE. Commodore East 1 mile. Lat (obs) 39.36 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday July 26th 1804.
C&D NNE 47. The first part light Airs and Calms the middle & latter light breezes from the North and clear weather. At ¼ past 5am Convoy Signal Ships to Windward bear down into the Wake of the Commander. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary. Sick Report 4. Calms. At 11am The Alfred made Signal for seeing a strange Sail bearing north & the Wexford for seeing one bearing East. Commodore SSE 1 mile. Lat (obs) 40.01 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Friday July 27th 1804.
C&D East 96. First & middle light breezes NNE & clear latterly increasing and fine weather. Down Cutter. People employed under the Boatswain as most useful. Tradesmen as necessary. Up Cutter. [some numbered Convoy Signals] ditto to Ships to bring too, Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 4am 2 Strangers in sight ESE. Commodore in Chase, At 5 the Strangers hoisted Portuguese Colours. Lat (obs) 40.44 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday July 28th 1804.
C&D ENE 164. Fresh breezes and Squally with frequent Rain. AM Carried away the Jaws of the Gaff, struck it for the Carpenter to repair. Tradesmen as most useful. Sailmaker on the Main Top Mast Stay Sail. PM Confined Charles Webb Seaman for Drunkenness and Insolence to Mr Smyth Fifth Officer. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. At 4pm Signal Ships astern to make more Sail. At 9 Ships on either Quarter to close the Convoy. Washed the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 42.07 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Sunday July 29th 1804.
C&D EbN 150. Moderate NNW and cloudy. At 6pm Ships ahead to Shorten Sail Sick List 5. Expenditure of Water last week 992 Galls remains 50 Butts. At Noon mustered the Ships Company. AM Performed Divine Service. At 1am The Cumberland made Signal for a Strange Sail. Saw a Brig bearing East standing to the NW. Lat (obs) 43.30 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday July 30th 1804.
C&D EbN 16. Fresh breezes WbS and clear weather throughout. At 10 pm the Plantagenet fired a Shot across the Stranger who then showed American Colours & hove too. At ½ an hour pm the Plantagenet having been on board then made Sail to rejoin. The Brig continued her Course. At ½ past 12 Convoy Signal to Shorten Sail & close the Convoy. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 5. Sailmaker on te Main Top Mast Stay Sails. Carpenter as most useful. People employed under the Boatswain as useful. Shifted the Main Sail and Fore Top Gallant Sail with the Best. Lat (obs) 45.06 North JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday July 31st 1804.
C&D EbN 97. First part fresh breezes WbS middle light breezes and Calm latter Squally and Rain. Released Charles W. Webb from confinement. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. No Observation. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Wednesday August 1st 1804.
C&D EbN 167. Fresh breezes WSW throughout. Commodore burn a blue light ESE 2 miles. Signal to steer East. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 5. AM Scraped and cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat (obs) 47.42 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Thursday August 2nd 1804.
C&D East 99. Light breezes NW and pleasant weather throughout. The Wexford made Signal for seeing a Strange Sail bearing EbS, At 2pm Commodore sent a boat on board of her, made Sail. Pumped Ship. [Several numbered Convoy Signals] Sick List 5. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. AM Exercised the Great Guns with Powder, while exercising the Guns the Caulker discovered an Auger hole in Captains Steward’s berth about 6 streaks out, which were through to the Deck. & which he seemed to be of the opinion he must before have seen if there when caulking that part of the Ship – After the most minute enquiry - however cannot trace that any person is chargeable with so vile an Act – it is to be hoped that the water going down so as to occasioned damage. Lat (obs) 48.17 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Friday August 3rd 1804.
C&D East 101. First and middle parts pleasant breezes NW latter light breezes and fine weather throughout. People variously under the Boatswain as most useful. PM Exercised Small Arms. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 9. At ½ past 4 ships ahead to Shorten Sail. Lat (obs) 48.49 north. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Saturday August 4th 1804.
C&D EbS 162. First part light breezes WSW and clear middle and latter part fresh breezes & cloudy with Rain. Sick Report 9. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. [several numbered signals] People and Tradesmen employed as most necessary. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. Made the Signal for seeing Sail bearing ENE Commodore spoke ye Stranger which was HMS L’Loire [Loire]. Lat (obs) 49.13 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Sunday August 5th 1804.
C&D ESE 146. Fresh breezes WSW and thick weather for the most part. Weather too unsettled to perform Divine Service. WSW a Brig in the fleet showing American Colours. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Expenditure of Water 1020 Galls Butts remaining 44. At Noon mustered the People at Quarters. Commodore made Signal having Sounded 70fms. Signal to steer ESE No Observation. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Monday August 6th 1804.
C&D ENE 142. First part fresh breezes WbN and Squally middle and latter pleasant breezes and fine weather. Several Strange Sails and fishing boats in the fleet. Employed bending Cables and getting the Anchors on the Side. Ship making 1 inch in 24 hours. Sick List 11. At 10 past 6pm made the Signal for seeing the Land bearing NE dist. about 8 Leagues. At ½ past 6 saw the Lizard Lights bearing NE dist 4 Leagues. At 20 past 7 the extremes of the Land from NNW½N to E½N. at 10 the Lizard Lights NWbN 5 Leagues. At ½ past 11 last sight of the Lizard Lights bearing NW½N passed two Sails plying down Channel. At 8am the Start Point WbN½N [many numbered Signals]. Hove too & lowered the Jolly Boat, up Boat & made Sail. Lat (obs) 50.20 North. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from China towards England

Tuesday August 7th 1804.
C&D East 113. Pleasant breezes West and fine weather throughout. At 8pm Portland Light House NWbW½W. Sick List 11. At 10am Beachy Head EbN¼N about 7 Leagues. At ¼ past 8am Signal for a Midshipmen. At 10pm the Needles Light NE at 11 NNE 3 Leagues. At 9am sent two men on board the Plantagenet as for Signal, Rob’t Middlemast & William Morrell. AM Washed the Gun Deck. At 11 a boat from the Pluto came on board and pressed three men (George Lea, John Tiffen and William Tully). At Noon Beachy Head E¾N dist 4 Leagues. Lat (obs) 50.33 North. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Ship Wexford in the Downs

Wednesday August 8th 1804.
C&D East 46, First part fresh breezes west and clear weather. At 6pm Beachy Head EbN½N. Extremes f the Land to the Westward NNW. At ½ past 2am saw Dungeness Light House bearing NEbE, at 4 NEbN at 5 NEbE½E. dist 4 leagues. Commodore East 2 miles. At 7am Shortened Sail furled the courses and Main Top Sail, struck the Top Gallant Yards and Masts. At 9 hove too with her head to the Southward. At ½ past 9 furled the Fore and Main Top Sails. At 10 bore up and run onto the Downs. Hard Gales and Rain with very thick weather. At ½ past 10 brought up on the Weather side[?] in 7 fms Water with the Best Bower, wore away two thirds of a Cable. Bearings when at Anchor Kings Down W½N, Walmer Castle NW½W, Deal Town NbE. NB At 3pm Mr Etheridge Pilot came on board and took charge of the Ship. At 9 a Lieut. from the Plantagenet came on board and Pressed 22 Men, towards midnight moderate from the West and fair. C. Barnard [signed]

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Ship Wexford from the Downs towards Gravesend

Thursday August 9th 1804.
Pleasant breezes from WSW with fine weather throughout. At 10am Lieut. And 20 men from the Plantagenet came on board to assist working the Ship. At 11 Weighed run up abreast of Deal Town and came to an anchor with the Best Bower in 10 fms. Deal Castle WbS The South Foreland Light SWbS At 5pm Ticket Men came on board when the Plantagenet [men] were removed. At 6 Weighed and run farther up, at 8 Brought up with the Best Bower in 9 fms. The South Foreland SWbS Sandown Castle NW. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday August 10th 1804.
Strong Gales for the first part from the SW, at 5am Double Reefed the Top Sail & Weighed. Middle hard Squalls. At Noon in 3rd Reefs, Employed working Ship, at 2pm out 3rd Reefs, more moderate from the West, at 4pm Brought up with the Best Bower in 12 fms Water. The Buoy of the Shivering Sands SbE latter part breezes & cloudy. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday August 11th 1804.
Fresh breezes & Squally from the WSW, at 10am Weighed & worked up the River, at 2am passed the Nore. At 5 came to an anchor with the Best Bower in 9 fms Water, at Chapman Head, latter part Strong breezes & Squally. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday August 12th 1804.
First part light breezes from the SW with Rain at 3am Weighed & dropped up about ¼ mile when we brought up, at 11 wind WbS Weighed & made Sail. PM hard Squalls with Rain, double Reefed the Top Sail. At 4pm carried away the Cross Jack Yard in a heavy Squall. At 5 came to an Anchor off the Hope Point with the Best Bower got up an old sprung Main Top Sail Yard for a Cross Jack Yard latter part fresh breezes. C. Barnard [signed]

Monday August 13th 1804.
First part moderate breezes from the West & fine weather, middle hard Squalls & Rain from the SW. At 11am Weighed & made Sail & at 2 passed Gravesend at ½ past 2 Mr Lockwood River Pilot came on board & took charge of the Ship & ran her up to Long Reach. At 4 brought up with the Best Bower in 7 fms wore out two Cables & moored with a Cable each way. Midnight moderate & fine at 6pm … [see page 389 for continuity]

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Capt. Clarke left the Ship & Mr Whyte second Officer.. Officers on board 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6th. C.Barnard [signed]

Tuesday August 14th 1804.
Light breezes from the South with fine weather throughout. Employed unbending the Small Sails & Main Sail. PM discharged the Powder. Officers on board 1,3 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday August 15th 1804.
Fresh breezes from the SW for the most. Employed delivering Stores. Noon came on board 25 Lumpers to assist the delivering of the Ship. PM Opened the Gun Room Hatches & began delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade in the Burgess Hoy. Officers on board 1, 3 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

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2 Sheets Received 21st September 1804

Ship Wexford

Thursday August 16th 1804.
Fresh breezes from the SW with Hard Squalls and frequent Showers of Rain. Employed delivering Hon Cos Cargo & Private Trade on acct of Capt. Clarke & Officers. Officers on board 1, 3 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday August 17th.
First & middle parts Strong breezes & Squall at WNW with Showers of Rain. AM The H.C. Ship Bombay Castle made the Signal of Distress sent on board a Midshipman with 6 men to afresh & employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade latterly fresh breezes. Officers on board 1, 3 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday 18th August 1804.
First part Fresh breezes from the NW with Hard Squalls & Rain, latterly moderate. AM employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo and Private Trade. PM out long boat and loaded her with lumber & Sundry Stores. Officers on board 1, 3,4,5 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday 19th August 1804.
Wind WNW Light breezes and fine weather throughout. Employed Rafting the Booms and getting part of the Guns out. Officers on board 1,3,4, 5 & 6th. C. Barnard[signed]

Monday 20th August 1804.
Wind NW moderate breezes and fine weather throughout. Employed getting out the Guns. Loosed Sail to dry. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday 21st.
Moderate breezes from the West with fine weather. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday 22nd August 1804.
Light breezes from the North with fine weather employed delivering Ship Stores. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday 23rd August 1804.
Light breezes at NW with fine weather employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. Offices on board 1, 4 & 6th.

Friday 24th August 1804.
Light breezes from the NW with fine weather employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo and Private Trade. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday 25th August.
Light breezes at NNE employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. At 10pm Mr Lockwood Pilot came on board and took charge of the Ship, at 11 Slipped the Small Bower Cable and hove up the Best Bower at Noon made Sail at 6pm lashed alongside the Upper Tier at Woolwich. Capt. Clarke visited the Ship. Officers on board 1,2, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday 26th August.
Light airs from the North with fine weather. PM cast off from Woolwich and dropped up to Blackwall Reach at 5 took in the Stern Junk & made fast alongside the Surat Castle, Country Ship Off Orchard Wharf , at ½ past 5 Capt. Clarke went on Shore. Officers on board 1,3 & 5th.

Monday 27th August.
Fine weather employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. AM Carried out the Best Bower Cable for a head Junk. Riggers unbending the Sails & unrigging the Ship. PM the Surat Castle sailed for Gravesend. Officers on board 1, 3 & 5th. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday 28th August.
Light breezes from the West and Calms with fine weather throughout. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade & Stores and unrigging the Ship. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Officer son board 1, 3 & 5th c. Barnard [signed]

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Wednesday 29th August.
Light airs at West & Calms with fine weather throughout. Employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo Riggers unrigging the Ship. PM Mr Lockwood came on board & took in the Starboard Junk. Officers on board 1, 4 & 5th. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday 30th August.
Light breezes at West and clear weather, employed in delivering Stores to the Wharf at PM Washed the Gun Deck. Officers on board 1, 2, 3 & 5th. C. Barnard [signed]

Friday August 31st.
Light breezes at the West and close sultry weather, employed in delivering Company’s Cargo in the Cole & Three Johns Lighter. Officers on board on board 2, 3 & 5th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday 1st September.
In the 1st part fresh breezes at NW and clear weather, employed delivering Hon Cos Cargo. Capt. Clarke came on board. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board. JN. Whyte [signed]

Sunday 2nd September.
Moderate breezes & clear weather. JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday 3rd September.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed delivering the Hon Coys Cargo. Officers on board 2 & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Tuesday 4th September.
Moderate breezes & clear weather employed as yesterday in delivering Hon Coys Cargo. Officers on board 2 & 3rd. JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday 5th September.
Light breezes inclinable to Calm, passed by 3 of the Hon Coys Ships from Long Reach. Officers on board 2 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Thursday 6th September.
Moderate breezes from the East and fine weather, employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo. Passed by the Ganges from Long Reach. Officers on board 2 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

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Friday 7th September 1804.
Light breezes & clear weather. employed as yesterday in delivering Hon Coys Cargo. Officers on board 2 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Saturday 8th September.
Light airs at West employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo passed by the H.C Ship Cumberland from Long Reach. Officers on board 2 & 4th JN. Whyte [signed]

Sunday 9th September.
First part Calm the latter part a moderate breeze at the East and clear weather. Officers on board 2 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Monday 10th September.
Light breezes an clear weather. employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo. Officers on board 2 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Tuesday 11th September.
Wind & weather as yesterday employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo. Washed and cleaned the Ship. Officers on board 2 & 4th. JN. Whyte [signed]

Wednesday 12th September.
Light breezes fro the West with very fine weather. Employed delivering delivering Hon Coys Cargo Officers on board 1 & 4th. C Barnard [signed]

Thursday 13th September.
Light airs and Calms throughout, employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo. Officers on board 1 & 4th C. Barnard [signed]

Friday 14th September.
Calm throughout with fine weather, employed delivering on Coys Cargo. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Saturday 15th September.
Light breezes at West with hot sultry weather during the night a thick Fog. AM Washed Deck employed delivering Cargo. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Sunday 16th September.
Light breezes from the SW with fine weather during the night thick Fog, Officers on board 1n 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

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Monday 17th September.
Light breezes from the North with cloudy weather. employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Tuesday 18th September.
Light breezes from the North with cloudy weather, employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th C. Barnard [signed]

Wednesday 19th September.
Light breezes & cloudy weather, employed delivering Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th. C. Barnard [signed]

Thursday 20 September.
Moderate & fine. Employed clearing the Ship , at 4pm Mr Rix come on board & cleared the Ship. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th/ C. Barnard [signed]

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List of the H. C. Ship Wexford Ships Company

The crew list and its accompanyng list of passengers was not traced and is assumed lost. The following list of the crew is based upon the Ship's Ledger and the occasional mention of a crew member within the Journal. It is noted that fifty of the crew were dismissed early on in the ship's voyage. These were replaced while the ship was moored at The Hope in the Downs Anchorage. These is no mention of this incident in the Ledger and the first members listed in the Ledger boarded after this event on 20th March 1803. Only three passengers (and family) are noted in the Journal Thomas Chase Esq., a Senior Merchant of the Madras Establishment, John Russell, a Cadet who helped on board ship and Mr Laraine and his family.

No. Names Stations Dead, Run or Discharged
0 John Henry Pelly Commander [1] [Note: John Henry Pelly came on board the Wexford on Thursday 10th February 1803. He was going to be the Commander of the Wexford but resigned on Friday 25th March 1803, and was superceded by William Stanley Clarke. Farrington records:-
Pelly, John Henry, born 31 May & bap St Margaret's, Westminster April 1777, son of Henry Hinde & Sally Hitchin; 1st mate's servant Northumberland (3) 1790/1; 6th mate Hillsborough (2) 1792/3; 4th mate Hillsborough (2) 1794/5; 2nd mate Coutts 1796/7 & 1799/1800. He was Governor of the Hudson Bay Company for 30 years and also Governor of the Bank of England and was created a Baronet as Baronet Pelly. He married Emma Boulton of Leatherhead, Surrey in 1807 with whom he had eight sons and two daughters. He died 13th August 1852.]
1 William Stanley Clarke Commander [2] Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. [Note: on Friday 25th March 1803, while in the Downs Anchorage, Captain clarke took possession of the ship. He had recently returned from a voyage to the Far East as Commander of the True Briton and had come alongside the Wexford while still at Gravesend on the 21st of Feb 1803. William Stanley Clarke, born 3rd December 1768 & bap St Boltolph Aldersgate, London 4th Jan 1769, son of John & Ann; seaman and midshipman in Royal Navy 3 years 7 months; 2nd mate Peggy to St Petersburg 7 months; seaman King George 1786/7; 4th mate Europa (2) 1788/9; 2nd mate Europa (2) 1791/2; 1st mate Europa (2) 1793/4; Captain True Briton (4) 1795/6 & 1800/01; Captain Wexford 1802/3 & 1804/5; Captain True Briton (4) 1806/7; Captain Wexford 1809/10. In the surviving Ledger of the some of his wages were paid to John Calvert Clarke. Captain Clarke married and had several children. He was buried at Leatherhead, Surrey on 6th Jan 1844 aged 75, leaving a Will.]
2 Charles Barnard 1st mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. From early on he was signing off the Harbour Log. [Charles Barnard, bap Newbury, Berks 6th Aug 1773; son of Benjamin & Hannah; seaman & 2nd mate to West Indies 4y; 5th mate London (13) 1794/5; 4th mate Warley (2) 1796/7; 3rd mate Warley (2) 1798/9; 2nd mate True Briton (4) 1800/1; 1st mate Wexford 1802/3 & 1804/5; Captain Wexford1806/7, 1811/12, 1813/4, 1815,16. He was married St Michael's, Bath on 2nd May 1811 to Ann Miller and died at Moulins, France on 30th December 1822. She was remarried at St Margaret's, Westminster on 8th July 1826 to Benjamin Shillito, who died in Nova Scotia Sep 1834.]
3 John Nelson White 2nd mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. From the beginning John Nelson Whyte was signing off the Harbour Log. He is recorded in an incident on Thursday 17th March 1803 when he was despatched with a letter to London, the ship was in the Downs Anchorage at the time. [John Nelson Whyte (or White) was born in Philadelphia, America 1st Nov 1770. He was midshipman HMS Lucifer 2y 2m; in merchant service 6y 10m; 3rd mate Contractor 1793/4; Captain Contractor to Cape 2y; 1st mate Walpole (4) 1797/8; Captain Experiment (2) 1800/1; 2nd mate Wexford 1802/3; 1st mate True Briton (4) 1806/7; Captain Lord Melville (1) 1808/9.]
4 Peter Sykes 3rd mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 30th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. Recorded in the Journal on 1st September 1803. [Peter Sykes, born 25th Feb & bap St Olave Hart, London 8th Apr 1781, son of James & Ann Sykes. Seaman Earl Talbot (2) 1796/7; midshipman Minerva (1) 1798/9; 4th mate True Briton (4) 1800/1; 3rd mate Wexford 1802/3; 2nd mate Wexford 1804/5; died at St Helena 14th Nov 1806.]
5 Andrew Eyre 4th mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1804. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. Recorded in the Journal on 1st September 1803. [Andrew Eyre, bap Bodmin, Cornwall 20 Mar 1781, son of John & Peggy; midshipman Walmer Castle 1795/6; midshipman Calcutta (4) 1797/6; 6th mate Nottingham (4) 1800/1; 4th mate Wexford 1802/3; 3rd mate Wexford 1804/5; 1st mate Windham (2) 1806/7; 1st mate Marquis of Ely 1808/9; 1st mate Walthamstow 1810/1.]
6 John Smith 5th mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. [John Wyatt Smith, born Packington, Leics. 19th Dec 1781; midshipman Boddam 1798/9; 5th mate Windham (2) 1800/1; 5th mate Wexford 1802/3; 4th mate Wexford 1804/5.]
7 Richard Deighton 6th mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. [Farrington only list this one voyage for Richard Deighton with no further comment.]
8 Richard Lane Surgeon Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged 12th Aug 1804. [Surgeon Worcester (4) 1792/3 & 1794/5; Warley (2) 1798/9 & 1800/1; Wexford 1802/3 & 1804/5; True Briton (4) 1806/7 & 1808/9.]
6 James Prince Purser Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. Recorded in the Journal as leaving the ship along with Captain Clarke on docking at Madras. [James Prince, purser Princess Charlotte (1) 1800/1; Wexford 1802/3 & 1804/5; True Briton (4) 1806/7 & 1808/9.]
7 Robert Godwin Surgeon's mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged 13 Aug 1804.
8 Robt Gillingham Boatswain Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. Recorded in the Journal on 25th March 1803 and also as going on leave at Canton on 30th November 1803.
9 Fredk Anderson Gunner Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. Recorded in the Journal as going on leave at Canton on 30th November 1803.
10 Willm Brown Carpenter Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. Recorded in the Log on 7th May 1803.
11 Henry Manley Midshipman & coxen Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. Recorded in the Journal as delivering the Company's packet to Canton on 20th October 1803. [Henry Manley, bap Wimbledon, Surrey on 21st Dec 1783, son of Matthew & Elizabeth; midshipman Taunton Castle 1798/9; midshipman True Briton (4) 1800/1; midshipman Wexford 1802/3; 4th mate Earl Camden 1804/5; 3rd mate Henry Addington (2) 1819/20; 2nd mate Henry Addington (2) 1808/9.]
12 Robt Haram Midshipman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
13 Thomas Potter Midshipman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. [Recorded by Farrington for this voyage only with no added information.]
14 John Richmond Smith Midshipman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. [Not mentioned in Farrington.]
15 Willm Brodhurst Midshipman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804. Recorded in the Journal as being struck by James Mitchell on 3rd July 1803 under the name of Broadhurst. [William Brodhurst, born Nantwich, Cheshire 7 Feb 1785; midshipman Wexford 1802/3 & 1804/5; 5th mate True Briton (4) 1806/7; 3rd mate True Briton (4) 1808/9.]
16 Thos Ward Caulker Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
17 Robert Ross Cooper Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
18 Willm Blake Captain's cook Entered 22nd March 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
19 John Cunningham Ship's cook Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
20 Thos Smith Boatswain's mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
21 James Jones Boatswain's mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as confined for drunkeness on 5th November 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
22 Henry Bastone Captain's steward Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
23 Edwd Roberts Ship's steward Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
24 James Bethel Gunner's mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
25 Richd Reid Gunner's mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
26 Kirby Wood Carpenter's 1st mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
27 James Oughton Carpenter's 2nd mate Entered 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
28 Philip Keetings Caulker's mate Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
29 Andw Love Quartermaster Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as being pressed by HMS Amelia on 25th March 1803.
30 John James Quartermaster Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as being pressed by HMS Amelia on 25th March 1803. It was probably only a short-term press as he appears later in the log when, along with Robert Hall, he was recorded as Confined in irons for theft & gambling and also in the Ledger when he is recorded as being pressed at Madras by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
31 John Turner Quartermaster Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
32 Edwd Gugley Quartermaster Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
33 Peter Wall Quarter Master Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
34 James Wells Quarter Master Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
35 James Patton Sailmaker Entered 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
36 Willm Saunders Armourer Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as returned on board the Wexford at Whampoa on 10th December 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
37 John Salmon Butcher Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as being confined in irons for drunkeness and threatening to strike Mr Gillingham on 25th December 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
38 Joseph Digby Baker Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
39 Sherman Rhodes Poulterer Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
40 Jos Wm Rose Captain's servant Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
41 John Allen Captain's servant Entered 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
42 John Ward Chief mate's servant Entered 20th Aug 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
43 John Whales Second mate's servant Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
44 Willm Morris Surgeon's servant Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
45 Robt Crickmore Boatswain's servant Entered 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
46 Geo Anderson Gunner's servant Entered 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
47 Humphry Jones Carpenter's servant Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
48 Joseph Vanderperry Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
49 John Butcher Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
50 James Mitchel Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as confined James Mitchel for striking Mr Broadhurst [Brodhurst] on 3rd July 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
51 Willm Keer Ordinary seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803. On his ledger form there is written: "In two letter from Wm Kerr dated 18th & 27th April 1818 he states that he was pressed by HMS Wilhelmina". His ledger form also states that he did not receive part of his wages until July 1818.
52 Martin Bell Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as confined for drunkeness on 12th June 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
53 John Martin Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
54 Willm Hoskins Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
55 John Kelswick Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
56 Willm Beck Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
57 John Keith Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
58 John Domingo Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
59 John Williams (1) Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded as being confined for drunkeness and threatening to strike Mr Gillingham on 25th December 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
60 Joseph Bland Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
61 Richard Wilson Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as deserting the ship at Penang 11th September 1803 but received back a few days later. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
62 Francis Rush Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
63 Jno Williams (2) Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
64 Willm Fletcher Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
65 Willm Cocker Seaman Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804. Note in the Ledger that he was subsequently pressed by HMS Salvador de Mundo on 13th Oct 1804.
66 Robt Stewart Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
67 John Peele Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. On 5th Sept 1803 the Sea Log records: "At 8am Frederick Peel Seaman fell from the Larboard Main Top Sail Yard on the Deck & instantly expired". The Ledger states: "John Peele died at sea 4th Sept 1803". His effects were sold on 3rd December 1803.
68 Jno Wright Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
69 William Mounsey Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Log as confined for insolence on 6th May 1803. He ran at Madras on 17th August 1803.
70 Willm Morgan Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal under John Morgan as deserting the ship at Penang 11th September 1803 but received back a few days later. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
71 Willm F Hill Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
72 Saml Bales Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
73 Emanuel Silver Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as deserting the ship at Penang 11th September 1803 but received back a few days later. Dischraged 13th Aug 1804.
74 Charles Welsh Webb Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Log, along with Mr Topman and Dennis Dwyer, as being confined for mutinous behaviour and stealing spirits on 6th April 1803. Recorded in the Journal as being confined on 13th August 1803. Ran at Madras on 21st August 1803. Received back and while at Whampoa on 7th December 1803 he was confined in irons for drunkeness. On 28th July 1804 he was confined for drunkeness and insolence. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
75 Robert Hall Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Log as, along with John James been confined in irons for theft & gambling on 2nd April 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
76 Willm Stride Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Run 23rd March 1803.
77 James Wilson Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
78 James Cottell/Cottle Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as confined for drunkeness on 12th June 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
79 Wm Richards Seaman Entered 20th arch 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
80 Robt Henry Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
81 Antonio Bouton Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
82 Chas Willey Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
83 Willm Carty Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
84 John Atkins Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
85 John Lacy Seaman/Quartermaster Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. He was made Quarter Master on 24th August 1803. On 9th November 1803 he is recorded in the Journal as falling overboard at Whampoa and drowned on 9th or 10th November 1803. His body was found by The crew of the Warley on the 12th November 1803 and he was buried on shore. His effects were sold on 3rd December 1803.
86 John Smith Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as being pressed by HMS Amelia on 25th March 1803. He was pressed again by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
87 James Mellon, Melan, Melin Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as confined for drunkeness on 12th June 1803 and on 13th January 1804 for theft. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
88 Daniel McOwen Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
89 James Duncan Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
90 John Tiffin Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Ran at Madras on 21st August 1803 but returned then deserted the ship at Penang on 11th September 1803 only to be brought back and confined in irons. He was pressed by HMS Pluto on 7th Aug 1804.
91 Robert Middlemast Seaman Entered 20th Mar 1803. Ran at Madras on 21st August 1803, returned then confined at Penang for theft on 13th Sept 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
92 George Quinton Seaman Entered 20th March 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
93 McNeal Lawson Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
94 Willm Cox Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
95 Jno McCassen Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
96 Jno Baptisto Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
97 John Watson Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
98 Timophy Sullivan Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug1803.
99 John Smith Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Amelia on 25th March 1803.
100 Richard Earl Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as deserting the ship at Penang 11th September 1803 only to be brought back and confined in irons. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
101 William Wise Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal of the Wexford on the 31th December 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
102 Edwd Lutherell Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
103 Antonio Light Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
104 Willm Pearse Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
105 Dennis Dwyer Seaman Entered 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Log, along with Mr Webb and Mr Topman, as being confined for mutinous behaviour and stealing spirits on 6th April 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
106 Thos Gibbons Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
107 Willm Dixon Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
108 Jno Warrior Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
109 Henry Henderson Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as deserting the ship at Penang 11th September 1803 but received back a few days later. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
110 Antonio Joseph Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
111 Thos McDonald Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Prantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
112 Chas Phillips Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
113 Willm Tully Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Pluto at Madras on 7th Aug 1804.
114 Peter Pence Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
115 Willm Smith Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
116 Antonio Antonio Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal of the Wexford as dying on 27th January 1804, he was buried at Whampoa. His effects were sold for £1.
117 Josiah Norman Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Recorded in the Journal as being confined for theft 15th July 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
118 Alexr McCloud Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
119 James Perks Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
120 Abram Woodroof Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
121 Thos Pinker Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1803.
122 John Mills Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
123 Willm Fowler Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
124 Geo alias John Smith Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
125 Duncan McKendrick Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
126 Geo Relph
Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. No payment so presumably left same day.
127 John Dyer
Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. No payment so presumably left same day.
128 Thos Stedman
Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. No payment so presumably left same day.
129 Richd Counter
Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Run at Penang 13th Sept 1803.
130 Thos Layton
Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Run at Penang 13 Sepr 1803.
131 John Harrison Ordinary seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
132 Jno Missine (Missen) Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Confined in irons on 18th July 1804. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
133 George Lea Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Record in the Log as confined for hitting Mr Brown the Carpenter on 7th May 1803. Pressed on HMS Pluto on 7th Aug 1804. The Ledger records his father as Benjamin Lea.
134 Henry Chambers Seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged at St Helena on 18th June 1804.
135 George Barnett Ordinary seaman Entered [in the Downs Anchorage] 20th Mar 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804
136 William Gibbons Seaman/Joiner Entered 21st March 1803. Pressed by HMS Trident at Madras on 4th Aug 1804.
137 Willm Flandell Ordinary seaman Entered Madras 13th August 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantagenet on 8th Aug 1804.
138 Thos Williams Seaman Entered Madras 14th Aug 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
139 Jno Henry Seaman Entered Madras 14th Aug 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
140 Willm Maggeston Seaman Entered at Madras 14th Aug 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantegenet on 8th Aug 1804.
141 Philip Moore Seaman Entered at Madras 14th Aug 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantegenet on 8th Aug 1804.
142 Joseph Guest Seaman Entered at Penang 12th Sept 1803. Run at St Helena 18th June 1804.
143 Thos Stevens or Stains Seaman Entered at Penang 12th Sept 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
144 Benjn Johnson Seaman Entered at Penang 12th Sept 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
145 Powel Nelson Seaman Entered at Penang 13th Sept 1803. Recorded in the Journal as being confined for theft on 17th November 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
146 Willm Triffit Seaman Entered Canton 14th Nov 1803. Pressed by HMS Pluto on 7th Aug 1804.
147 Jean Baptiste Ordinary seaman Entered at Canton 21st Decr 1803. Discharged 16th Aug 1804.
148 Willm Hyers Seaman Entered at Canton 25th Decr 1803. Eischarged 13th Aug 1804.
149 Geo Towrey Seaman Entered at Canton 25th Decr 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
150 Willm Morrell Seaman Entered at Canton 25th Decr 1803. Pressed by HMS Plantegenet on 8th Aug 1814.
151 Richd H Green Seaman Entered at Canton 9th Decr 1803. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
152 Edwd Shannon Seaman Entered at Malacca 22nd Feby 1804. Recorded in the Journal of the Wexford as being confined for striking the boatswain on 6th June 1804. Discharged [off Long Reach] 13th Aug 1804.
153 Ramjohnny Syrang Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. [Discharged] [at Blackwall] 20th Sept 1804.
154 Sonouly Tindal Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
155 Facara Tindal Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
156 Pedro Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
157 Boxhew (1) Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
158 Ambro Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
159 Cauder Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
160 Rosen Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
161 Cassen Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
162 Ramsammy Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
163 Bandery Rosen Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
164 John Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
165 William Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
166 Pedro Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
167 Boxhew (2) Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
168 Socassen Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
169 Denew Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
170 Pedro (3) Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
171 Antonio (1) Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Recorded in the Journal as being punished for hitting the Tindal on 9th February 1804. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
172 Abdallah Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
173 Antonio (2) Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
174 John Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
175 Jacksew or Domingo Lascar Entered at Madras 20th Aug 1803. Discharged [at Blackwal]l 20th Sept 1804.
176 Duncan Johnston Seaman [Cannot trace in Ledger.] Recorded in the Journal as departing this life on Monday 14th March 1803.
177 Mr Topman not known [Cannot trace in Ledger.] Recorded in the Log, along with Mr Webb and Dennis Dwyer, as being confined for mutinous behaviour and stealing spirits on 6th April 1803.
178 L P Babbit not known [Cannot trace in Ledger.] Recorded in the Journal as being confined on 26th April 1804.


Passengers
are Recorded in the Log as embarking on the South Downs on 25th March 1803. The original Passenger List however has not been traced. The following entries have been gleamed from the Journal.

1 Thomas Chase, Esq. Senior Merchant Madras Est. Recorded in the Journal as being on board the Wexford on 1st September 1803. [Probably the same as Thomas Chase, born 25th August 1762, who died in 1808 and was buried at Vizagapatam, Madras, India on 6th Feb 1808, leaving a wife and six children. See Ancestry.com.]
2 Mr John Russell Cadet Recorded in the Journal as dying on 1st August 1803. His effects were sold on 3rd December 1803.
3 Mr Laraine & family
Recorded in the Journal as leaving the Wexford at Malacca on 22nd Sept 1803.


Pay Book for this voyage has not been traced despite being listed in Farrington.


Ledger:

This book is made up of originally blank forms prefaced by index pages. The index is arranged in alphabetical manner on pages divided in two so that columns for names beginning with A B appear on the first page. The first form gives wages and deductions while the second form, reading across, gives length of service and the amount received per month. There are usually two crew members on each page. Each form can have two or more entries as they represent both salary and expenses covering the voyage.

The first entry is on 20th March 1803 with image 14. At the end there are one or two blank forms. The first form gives wages and deductions while the second form gives length of service and the amount received per month etc.


[Page 1:]

Ship Wexford
Leger of wages
1st Voyage
Arrived 1804.

[Page 2: - blank]

[Page 3:]

INDEX
Anderson, F Form 6Barnard, CForm 2
Allen, Jno Form 22Brown, WForm 7
Anderson, Geo Form 25Brodhurst, WForm 9
Atkins, Jno Form 44Blake, WmForm 11
Antonio, Anto Form 60Bastane, HYForm 13


Bethel, JasForm 14


Butcher, JnoForm 26


Bell, MartinForm 28


Beck, WmForm 30


Bland, JosephForm 32


Bales, SamlForm 37


Bouton, AntaForm 42


Baptisto, JnoForm 50


Barnett, ThosForm 69


Baptiste, JeanForm 75
[Page 4:]
Capt Clarke Form 1Dugley, EdwdForm 18
Cunningham, Jno Form 11Digby, JosForm 21
Crickmore, Robt Form 24Domingo, JnoForm 31
Cocker, Wm Form 34Duncan, JasForm 46
Cottell, Jas Form 41Dwyer, DennisForm 54
Carry, Wm Form 43Dixon, WmForm 55
Cox, Wm Form 49Dyer, JnoForm 65
Counter, Richd Form 66Deighton, RForm 4
Chambers, Hy Form 69

[Page 5:]
Eyre, A Form 3Fletcher, WmForm 34
Earl, Richd Form 52Fiffin, JnoForm 47


Fowler, WmForm 63


Flandell, WmForm 70
[Page 6:]
Godwin, RForm 5Haram, RForm 8
Gillingham, RForm 6Hoskins, WmForm 29
Gibbons, ThosForm 55Hill, W FForm 38
Gibbons, WmForm 70Hall, RobtForm 39
Guest, JosForm 73Henry RForm 42
Green, R HForm 77Henderson, HyForm 56


Hewison, JnoForm 67


Henry, JnoForm 71


Hyers, WmForm 76
[Page 7: There are missing pages here as there are no I,J,K,L & M represented.]
Norman, JosiahForm 60Oughton, JasForm 15
Nelson, PowellForm 74

[Page 8:]
Prince, JForm 5Quinson, GeoForm 48
Potter JForm 8

Patton, JasForm 19

Peele, JnoForm 35

Pierce WmForm 54

Phillips, ChasForm 58

Pence PeterForm 59

Perks, JasForm 61

Pinder, ThosForm 62

[Page 9:]
Ross, RobtForm 10Sykes, PForm 2
Roberts, EdwdForm 13Smith, JForm 3
Reid, RichdForm 14Smith, J RForm 9
Rhodes, ShermanForm 21Smith, ThosForm 12
Rose, J WmForm 22Saunders, WmForm 20
Rush, FrasForm 33Salmon, JnoForm -
Richards, WmForm 41Stewart, RobtForm 35
Relph, GeoForm 65Silver, EmanlForm 38
Russell, J (Cadet)Form 90Stride, WmForm 40


Smith, Jno (1)Form 45


Sullivan, TimyForm 51


Smith, Jno (2)Form 51


Smith, WillmForm 59


Smith, GeoForm 64


Seedman, ThosForm 66


Staines, ThosForm 73


Shannon, EdwdForm 78
[Page 10:]
Turner, JnoForm 17Underperry, JoshForm 26
Tully, WilliamForm 58

Towrey, GeoForm 76

Triffet, WmForm 75

Tiffin [Tiffen], JnoForm 47

[Page 11:]
Whyte, J WForm 2

Ward, ThosForm 10

Wood, KirbyForm 15

Wall, PerenForm 18

Wells, JasForm 19

Ward, JnoForm 23

Whales, JnoForm -

Williams, Jno (1)Form 31

Wilson, RichdForm 32

Williams, Jno (2)Form 33

Wright, JnoForm 36

Webb, C WForm 39

Wilson, JasForm 40

Willey, ChasForm 33

Watson, JnoForm 50

Wise, WmForm 52

Warrion, JnoForm 56

Woodroof, AbramForm 62

Williams, ThosForm 71

[Page 12: - blank]

[Page 13:]

FORMS
To which the above Indix refers
[Pages 13 & 14 form I:] Captn Willm Stanley Clarke, Commander & Chas Barnard Chief mate.
[Pages 15 & 16 form 2:] John Nelson Whyte, 2nd mate & Peter Sykes, 3rd mate.
[Pages 17 & 18 form 3:] Andrew Eyre, 4th mate & John Smith, 5th mate.
[Pages 19 & 20 form 4:] Richard Deighton, 6th mate & Richard Lane, Surgeon.
[Pages 21 & 22 form 5:] James Prince, Purser & Robert Godwin, Surgeon's mate.
[Pages 23 & 24 form 6:] Robert Gillingham, Boatswain & Fredk Anderson, Gunner.
[Pages 25 & 26 form 7:] Willm Brown, Carpenter & Henry Manly, Midshipman & Coxn.
[Pages 27 & 28 form 8:] Robt Haram, Midshipman & Thomas Potter, Midshipman.
[Pages 29 & 30 form 9:] John Richmond Smith, Midshipman & Willm Brodhurst, Midshipman.
[Pages 31 & 32 form 10:] J Thos Ward, Caulker & Robert Ross, Cooper.
[Pages 33 & 34 form 11:] Willm Blake, Captain's cook & John Cunningham, Ship's cook.
[Pages 35 & 36 form 12:] Thos Smith, Boatswain's mate & James Jones, Boatswain's mate.
[Pages 37 & 38 form 13:] Henry Bastone, Captain's Steward & Edwd Roberts, Ship's Steward.
[Pages 39 & 40 form 14:] James Bethel, Gunner's mate & Richd Reid, Gunner's mate.
[Pages 41 & 42 form 15:] Kirby Wood, Carpenter's mate & James Oughton, Carpenter's 2nd mate.
[Pages 43 & 44 form 16:] Thos Keetings, Caulker's mate & Andrw Love, Quarter Master.
[Pages 45 & 46 form 17:] John James, Quater Master & John Turner, Quarter Master.
[Pages 47 & 48 form 18:] Edwd Dugley, Quarter Master & Peter Wall, Quarter Master.
[Pages 49 & 50 form 19:] James Wells, Quarter Master & James Patton, Sailmaker.
[Pages 51 & 52 form 20:] Willm Saunders, Armourer & John Salmon, Butcher.
[Pages 53 & 54 form 21:] Joseph Digby, Baker & Sherman Rhodes, Poulterer.
[Pages 55 & 56 form 22:] Joseph Wm Rose, Captain's servant & John Allen, Captain's servant.
[Pages 57 & 58 form 23:] John Ward, Chief mate's servant & John Whales, Second mate's servant.
[Pages 59 & 60 form 24:] Willm Morris, Surgeon's servant & Robt Crickmore, Boatswain's servant.
[Pages 61 & 62 form 25:] Geo Anderson, Gunner's servant & Humphry Jones, Carpenter's servant.
[Pages 63 & 64 form 26:] Joseph Vandeperry, Seaman & John Butcher, Seaman.
[Pages 65 & 66 form 27:] James Mitchel, Seaman & Willm Keer, Seaman.
[Pages 67 & 68 form 28:] Martin Bell, Seaman & John Martin, Seaman.
[Pages 69 & 70 form 29:] Willm Hoskins, Seaman & John Kelswick, Seaman.
[Pages 71 & 72 form 30:] Willm Beck, Seaman & John Keith, Seaman.
[Pages 73 & 74 form 31:] John Domingo, Seaman & Jno Williams, Seaman.
[Pages 75 & 76 form 32:] Joseph Bland, Seaman & Richd Wilson, Seaman.
[Pages 77 & 78 form 33:] Fras Rush, Seaman & Jno Williams, Seaman.
[Pages 79 & 80 form 34:] Willm Fletcher, Seaman & Willm Cocker, Seaman.
[Pages 81 & 82 form 35:] Robt Stewart, Seaman & John Peele, Seaman.
[Pages 83 & 84 form 36:] Jno Wright, Seaman & Willm Mounsey, Seaman.
[Pages 85 & 86 form 37:] Willm Morgan, Seaman & Wm F Hill, Seaman.
[Pages 87 & 88 form 38:] Saml Bales, Seaman & Emaniel Silver, Seaman.
[Pages 89 & 90 form 39:] Chas Welsh Webb, Seaman & Robt Hall, Seaman.
[Pages 91 & 92 form 40:] Willm Stride, Seaman & James Wilson, Seaman.
[Pages 93 & 94 form 41:] James Cottell, Seaman & Wm Richards, Seaman.
[Pages 95 & 96 form 42:] Robt Henry, Seaman & Antonio Bouton, Seaman.
[Pages 97 & 98 form 43:] Chas Willey, Seaman & Willm Carty, Seaman.
[Pages 99 & 100 form 44:] John Atkins, Seaman & John Lacy, Seaman (made Qtr Mstr 24th Aug 1803).
[Pages 101 & 102 form 45:] John Smith, Seaman & James Mellon, Seaman.
[Pages 103 & 104 form 46:] Daniel Mc Owen, Seaman & James Duncan, Seaman.
[Pages 105 & 106 form 47:] John Tiffin, Seaman & Robt Middlemast, Seaman (made Qtr Mstr 28th Jan 1804).
[Pages 107 & 108 form 48:] Geo Quinton, Seaman & McNeal Lawson, Seaman.
[Pages 109 & 110 form 49:] Willm Cox, Seaman & Jno McCassen, Seaman.
[Pages 111 & 112 form 50:] Jno Baptisto, Seaman & John Watson, Seaman.
[Pages 113 & 114 form 51:] Timophy Sullivan, Seaman & John Smith, Seaman.
[Pages 115 & 116 form 52:] Richs Earl, Seaman & Willm Wise, Seaman.
[Pages 117 & 118 form 53:] Edwd Lutherell, Seaman & Antonio Light, Seaman.
[Pages 119 & 120 form 54:] Willm Pearse [Pierse], Seaman & Dennis Dwyer, Seaman.
[Pages 121 & 122: form 55] Thos Gibbons, Seaman & Willm Dixon, Seaman.
[Pages 123 & 124 form 56:] Jno Warrior, Seaman & Henry Henderson, Seaman.
[Pages 125 & 126 form 57:] Antonio Joseph, Seaman & Thos McDonald, Seaman.
[Pages 127 & 128 form 58:] Chas Phillips, Seaman & Willm Tully, Seaman.
[Pages 129 & 130 form 59:] Peter Pence, Seaman & Willm Smith, Seaman.
[Pages 131 & 132 form 60:] Anto Antonio, Seaman & Josiah Norman, Seaman.
[Pages 133 & 134 form 61:] Alexr McCloud, Seaman & James Perks, Seaman.
[Pages 135 & 136 form 62:] Abram Woodroof, Seaman & Thos Pinder, Seaman.
[Pages 137 & 138 form 63:] John Mills, Seaman & Willm Fowler, Seaman.
[Pages 139 & 140 form 64:] Geo Smith, Seaman (alias John) & Duncan McKendrick, Seaman.
[Pages 141 & 142 form 65:] Geo Relph & John Dyer.
[Pages 143 & 144 form 66:] Thos Stedman & Richd Counter.
[Pages 145 & 146 form 67:] Thos Layton & John Harrison, Ordinary seaman.
[Pages 147 & 148 form 68:] Jno Missine, Seaman & Geo Lea, Seaman.
[Pages 149 & 150 form 69:] Henry Chambers, Seaman & George Barrett, Ordinary seaman.
[Pages 151 & 152 form 70:] Willm Gibbons, Seaman & Willm Flandell, Seaman.
[Pages 153 & 154 form 71:] Thos Williams, Seaman & Jno Henry, Seaman.
[Pages 155 & 156 form 72:] Willm Maggeston, Seaman & Philip Moore, Seaman.
[Pages 157 & 158 form 73:] Joseph Guest, Seaman & Thos Stevens or Stains, Seaman.
[Pages 159 & 160 form 74:] Benjn Johnson, Seaman & Powel Nelson, Seaman.
[Pages 161 & 162 form 75:] Willm Triffit, Seaman & Jean Baptiste, Ordinary seaman.
[Pages 163 & 164 form 76:] Willm Hyers, Seaman & Geo Towrey, Seaman.
[Pages 165 & 166 form 77:] Willm Morrell, Seaman & Richd H Green, Seaman.
[Pages 167 & 168 form 78:] Edwd Shannon, Seaman & Ramjohnny, Syrang.
[Pages 169 & 170 form 79:] Sonouly, Tindal & Facara, Tindal.
[Pages 171 & 172 form 80:] Pedro, Lascar & Boxhew (1), Lascar.
[Pages 173 & 174 form 81:] Ambro, Lascar & Cauder, Lascar.
[Pages 175 & 176 form 82:] Rosen, Lascar & Cassen, Lascar.
[Pages 177 & 178 form 83:] Ramsammy, Lascar & Bandery Rosen, Lascar.
[Pages 179 & 180 form 84:] John, Lascar & William, Lascar.
[Pages 181 & 182 form 85:] Pedro, Lascar & Boxhew (2), Lascar.
[Pages 183 & 184 form 86:] Socassen, Lascar & Denew, Lascar.
[Pages 185 & 186 form 87:] Pedro, Lascar & Antonio 1st, Lascar.
[Pages 187 & 188 form 88:] Abdallah, Lascar & Antonio 2nd, Lascar.
[Pages 189 & 190 form 89:] John, Lascar & Jacksew, Lascar.
[Pages 191 & 192 form 90:] J Russell, Cadet and passenger.
[Pages 193 & 194 form 91:] blank form

End of Ledger.


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. Factory Stores – are these Stores for the Company’s Factories in their overseas settlements.
  7. Hull Down - so far away the hull is out of sight below the horizon.
  8. 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.
  9. NI = Native Infantry.
  10. Private trade - can mean several things but in essence it is – non Company Trade or other authorised merchants outside the Company, Crew etc.
  11. Proas or flying Proa = a small and fast sailing boat with unequal hulls used in the seas around the Ladrone Islands in the Pacific and Far Esstern waters, see: http://www.pacificproa.com/micronesia/flying_proas_of_the_Ladrone_Islands.html for a full description of these remarkable boats.
  12. Supra Carges = A company official or committee in charge of the distribution of goods from ship arriving and departing from ports such as Penang and Canton.
  13. 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 Log contains the normal 24 hours from midnight. It also seems that hour by hour events are put on the left side of the Log 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.
  14. Diagram of timbers that make up the stern of an Indiaman. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stern#/media/File:Illustrated_marine_encyclopedia_341.jpg


    Diagram of stern
  15. Details of ships hull and rigging of an Indiaman from the Reader's Digest Great Encyclopaedic Dictionary.


    Description of hull, rigging and sails

  16. Details of ships sails of an Indiaman.


    Description of the sails


APPENDIX 2

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

This section is now in a separate page of its own under:
Glossary.


APPENDIX 3

Bibliography:

  • Barnettmaritime Internet Site on the explanation and history of the HEICS www.barnettmaritime.co.uk.
  • Contemporary Newspaper and Journals.
  • Miller, Russell: "The East Indiamen" publ. Time-Life Books 1980.
  • Cotton, E: "East Indiamen - The East India Company's Maritime Service" London 1949.
  • East India Company Archive - British Library. Ref: L/MAR/B/217C. Journal of the H.E.I.C. Ship Huddart 10 March 1806 to 6 October 1807.
  • Eicships.info for information concerning types of ships in the HEICS see: www.eicships.info/help/shiprole.html.
  • Farrington, A: "Catalogue of The East India Ship's Journals & Logs. 1600 - 1834". British Library 1999.
  • Farrington, A: "A Biographical Index of East India Company Maritime Officers 1600 - 1834". British Library. 1999.
  • Fay, Peter Ward "The Opium War, 1840-1842". First published 1975.
  • Gosse, P: "St. Helena 1502 - 1938" Oswestry 1990. First published London 1938.
  • Hardy, C: "Register of Ships - The East India Company 1760 - 1810" London 1811.
  • Horsburgh, John Directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, New Holland and the Cape of Good Hope". Published 1811.
  • Keay, J. "The Honourable Company - A History of the English East India Company". London 1991.
  • Lavery, Brian: "The Ship of the Line 1650-1850" 2 Vols. Published Conway Maritime Press 1983.
  • Macgregor, David: "Index of Merchant Sailing Ships, 1775-1815" Navel Institute Press 2001. First published London 1985.
  • Parkinson, C Northcote: "Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813" Cambridge UP 1937.
  • Pbenyon Internet Site dedicated to information on HMS ships of the period: www.pbenyon.plus.com.
  • Smyth, Admiral W.H.: The Sailor's World, A Complete Dictionary of Nautical Terms from the Napoleonic and Victorian Navies. Publ: Fireship Press 2007.
  • East_Indiamen: www.wow.


APPENDIX 4

The Battle of Pulo Aura in 1804:


Commodore Dance's Indiamen (centre), protecting the merchant fleet (right),
engageing Admiral Linois's squadron (left) William Daniel, 1804
taken from wikipedia.

There is a very good report of this engagement on the website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pulo_Aura, therefore this appendix will only deal events recorded by Charles Barnard and John Whyte, 1st and 2nd mate's of the Wexford, plus material gleamed from the Newspapers of the day.

On Wednesday 15th February 1804, Charles Barnard records:-

C&D SbW 14. Light breezes & fine weather throughout. At ½ past Noon saw 5 Strangers in the SW Quarter – soon after the Signal that the Strangers were enemies. 1pm cleared Ship for Action. At 4h 20m, Commodore made Signal Keep your Hammocks up and People at their Quarters during the night. Pulo Aura WbN The strangers working to Windward at about 1am hove too to Windward of the Fleet. At daylight the Strangers lying too to Windward about 4 miles distance. 7h 30m Signal to form the order of Sailing two cables distance, by this time could plainly perceive the Strangers were in a line Battle Ship 2 Frigates a Corvette & Brig. At 7.45 Hoisted English Colours, 7.55 Enemy Hoisted French Colours. At 8 Enemy bore down & made Sail after the Fleet. The fleet standing in under easy Sail. 8h 10m Signal to steer SWbS. 8.55 Signal [Royal] George to come within hail. 9.00 prepare for Action. 10..20 Ganges to shorten Sail. 11.45 Warren Hastings make more Sail. 3.40 Keep in close order. In clearing for Action hove 25 Butts overboard. Pumped Ship. At Noon a little round Hill bearing WSW½W. Lat (obs) 1.40 North. C. Barnard [signed]

On Thursday 16th February 1804, John Nelson Whyte records:-

C&D SW 35. At 6 minutes past Noon the Warley Signal to Tack at the same instant the Royal George tacked 4 minutes after the Ganges, Camden & Alfred at the same time the Commodore Hailing the Wexford to Tack. Capt. Clarke immediately hailed the [Earl of] Abergavenny which was the next Ship on his Starboard Quarter & informed Capt. Wordsworth of it & requested him to keep his wind, at the same time put the Helm alee [leeside of] [Earl of] Abergavenny not keeping the Wind sufficient that on board of her in stays & carried away the Wexford’s flying Jib which effectively prevented her Staying W—Ship immediately. At 14 minutes past Noon the Line of Battle Ship under the French rear Admiral Flag & frigates commenced firing at the Royal George. 15 minutes past Noon the Royal George & Ganges returned it. 20 minutes the Camden returned it, half past the Warley commenced firing & the Royal George made the Signal of being in want of immediate assistance. 45 minutes past the Enemy sheered off & made all possible Sail, the Whole fleet in chase of them. 2.50 Royal George made the Signal in a want of a Surgeon. 3.00 Commodore made the Signal to Tack soon after. With Hope's pendant. 3.30 gave up the chase & Tacked standing after the Commodore. Light breezes and fine weather throughout these 24 hours. At 7am Weighed & made Sail at ½ past 8am saw Pedra Branca bearing SWbS, at Noon Point Romano WbN¼ N. Bintang Hill SSE¼E. Mount Barbant NW Washed the Gun Deck. Lat [no entry]. JN. Whyte [signed]

Captain Nathaniel Dance was the Commander of the Earl Camden and the senior Captain designated Commadore of the Fleet. It was his prompt action in opposing the French Fleet under Charles-Alexander Durand Linois and organising the other ships that saved the Convoy from a disaster. News arrived in England and when the fleet finally returned, they were treated like heroes. The acclaim was such that the Company gave an extremely generous reward to the captains and crews of the sixteen ships that were involved:

Commadore Dance 2000gs plus plate to the value of 200gs
Captain Timins, 1000gs plus plate to the value of 100gs
Captains Moffatt, Wilson, Farquharson, Torin, Clarke, Meriton, Wordsworth, Kirkpatrick, Hamilton, Farrer, Pendergrass, Brown, Larkins, Lockner 500gs plus plate to the value of 100gs
Chief Officers 150gs
2nd Officers 125gs
3rd Ofiicers 80gs
4th Officers 80gs
5th Officers 50gs
6th Officers 50gs
Pursers 80gs
Surgeons 80gs
Lieut Fowler, HM Navy 300gs
Surgeon's mates 50gs
Boatswains 50gs
Gunners 50gs
Carpenters 50gs
Midshipmen 30gs
Petty Officers 15gs
Seamen servants etc. 6gs

The whole amounting to 5000gs

A - Article published in the Morning Chronicle August 9th 1804 (10990), and headed East India House August 8th 1804.

B - Article published in The Ipswich Journal (Ipswich, England), Saturday, August 18, 1804; Issue 3723. British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900, and headed Friday's Post.

The battle is named after Pulo Aura, now called Pulo Aur, in the South China sea off the Malay Peninsula. A subsequent letter by Captain Dance listed the 16 Company ships present at the encounter as:-

Earl Camden, Captain Nathanbiuel Dance
Alfred, Captain James Farquharson
Bombay Castle, Captain Archibald Hamilton
Coutts, Captain Robert Torin
Cumberland, Captain William Ward Farrer
Dorsetshire, Captain Robert Hunter Brown
Earl of Abergavenny, Captain John Wordsworth
Exeter, Captain Henry Meriton
Ganges, Captain William Moffat
Henry Addington, Captain Thomas Wakefield
Hope, Captain James Pendergrass
Royal George, Captain John F Timins
Ocean, Captain Andrew Patten
Warley, Captain Henry Wilson
Warren Hastings,Captain Thomas Larkins
Wexford, Captain William Stanley Clarke

However the fleet had gathered a further eleven Country ships plus a ship from Botany Bay, not part of the main fleet but sailing along by for protection. One can can see them in the painting in the background on the extreme right. A number were probably HEICS Country ships that only traded in the East.

The following vessels were noted by Captain Dance as accompanying the 'China Fleet':

Ardeseer,
Carron, noted in Farrington.
Charlotte,
David Scott, noted in Farrington.
Friendship, noted in Farrington.
Ganges, an armed brig.
Gilwell, noted in Farrington.
Lord Castlereagh, under Captain George Robertson.
Johaungeer,
Minerva, noted in Farrington.
Neptune,
Shaw Kissaroo,
Whalers
Betsey,
Brook Watson,
Eliza,
Thomas, or Young Tom,
William Fenning,
Other
Blackhouse from the Coast of Guinea (joined us at sea),


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